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    Dubai International Academy Announces 99% Passing Rate for MYP Certificate

    Dubai, UAE, 6th August 2020:  The Middle Years Programme (MYP) team at Dubai International Academy are proud to announce its continued improvement of its MYP results. This year, DIA had 154 students registered for the May 2020 examination session and obtained a 99% passing rate for MYP Certificate students which is the highest ever at DIA.  The subject results reflect these improvements with DIA having seventeen out of twenty-one subjects above world averages. They have also achieved outstanding results in the Personal Project with DIA students having an average score of 5.43 against a world average of 3.86, with sixteen DIA students obtaining the top score of 7. Through its continued improvement plan, they have scored the highest ever subject averages over the past five years in the following subjects- Spanish, French, ......read more

    ADU's College of Engineering launches ADU “ESTEDAD” Enrichment Bootcamp

    • The program targets high school students in grades 10 to 12 • Students can participate in one of the tracks • 50 Emiratis students have already registered and will participate in the ADU CoE program    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—5 August 2020: In coordination with the Ministry of Education and in line with the Estedad 2020 initiative, Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Engineering (COE) is offering high school students the opportunity to get ahead of the curve with the virtual “ESTEDAD” Enrichment Bootcamp.    The program, which was launched in August 4, includes eight courses developed by the COE and offered in two tracks, each includes four bootcamps. Students have the opportunity to select to participate in one of these tracks depending on the ......read more

    An Ai Algorithm-based Method Developed by NYUAD Researchers Offers a New Approach for Detecting Moons Outside Our Solar System

    Novel computing system avoids challenges such as stellar variability (variations in the brightness of stars) and photon noise (conflicting signals) experienced by other techniques   Abu Dhabi, UAE – August 5, 2020:  Over the past two decades, more than 3,500 exoplanets (planets that orbit stars outside our solar system) have been discovered, but none of the moons that orbit them. A new AI algorithm-based method created by researchers at the NYU Abu Dhabi Center for Space Science promises to avoid some of the challenges of finding moons that live outside the solar system, also known as exomoons, offering new hope for locating these extrasolar satellites. Most known exoplanets were located using the transit method, which utilizes space telescopes to observe a star over a period of time and generate a photometric ......read more

    College of Pharmacy at Gulf Medical University created Department of Clinical Pharmacy at Thumbay University Hospital

    United Arab Emirates 05 August 2020:  Millions of people are affected worldwide with adverse events due to medicines. Medicines are strong agents programmed to solve health problems, but if not properly used, results in harm or even death. The academic health system of Gulf Medical University is sharing its wealth of medicines knowledge in patient care at Thumbay University Hospital. With an experienced team of clinical pharmacy preceptors and faculty, the GMU College of Pharmacy is running the Clinical Pharmacy Department at Thumbay University Hospital to ensure rational drug use.  Pharmacists have a long history of discovering and manufacturing medicines. Clinical Pharmacy is a relatively new area of practice of pharmacists. Pharmacists work with doctors and nurses to provide direct patient care in rational drug use. ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Astrophysicist Investigates the Possibility of Life below the Surface of Mars

    ● The findings published in Scientific Reports, Springer Nature suggests the presence of traces of water on Mars, raising the question of the possibility of a life-supporting environment   Abu Dhabi, UAE – July 28, 2020: Although no life has been detected on the Martian surface, a new study from astrophysicist and research scientist at the Center for Space Science at NYU Abu Dhabi, Dimitra Atri finds that conditions below the surface could potentially support it. The subsurface – which is less harsh and has traces of water – has never been explored. According to Atri, the steady bombardment of penetrating Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCRs) might provide the energy needed to catalyze organic activity there.   Atri’s findings are reported in the study Investigating the biological potential of ......read more

    New PCR Testing Procedures for All Travellers Flying on Etihad Airways Flights to Abu Dhabi

    • New protocols on all Etihad departures from around the world to and via Abu Dhabi    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – July 28, 2020:   Effective 1 August, all travellers flying Etihad Airways from around the world to Abu Dhabi, and those transferring via Abu Dhabi onto other flights, will be required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a list of approved testing facilities listed on www.etihad.com/destinationguide, alongside their ICA approval if Abu Dhabi is their end destination. The PCR test must be carried out within 96 hours prior to arrival in Abu Dhabi and a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from one of the approved clinics listed must be shown for approval to board. Children under the age of 12 and people with mild to severe disabilities are currently exempt from ......read more

    Ajman University Bachelor of Law Earns Global Accreditation from HCERES

    Ajman-UAE: July 26, 2020 – The Bachelor of Law program at Ajman University has been awarded “Five-Year Unreserved Accreditation” by the High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCERES), a French agency with a broad reach across Europe and around the world.  AU is now one of only 11 universities in the MENA region to have met the rigorous evaluation standards set forth by HCERES. Only one other institution in the UAE can claim the same distinction.  “Graduating from a HCERES-accredited program indicates a globally respected and benchmarked quality of law knowledge,” said AU Chancellor Karim Seghir. “Students with these credentials are highly regarded by employers around the world for their qualifications.” Dr. Laroussi Chemlali, Dean of the program, said the ......read more

    The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Sharjah Mourns its Founding Member Dr. Hisham Afifi

    Sharjah, 25 July 2020: With hearts full of sorrow and sadness, the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Sharjah (AASTS) has mourned Dr. Hisham Afifi, Advisor to the President of the Academy and in charge of Khorfakkan's branch, who passed away in Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Afifi leaves behind a legacy of great achievements in serving the community as well as ideal values and principles he instilled in his students. The educational institutions that he founded with utmost sincerity and honesty will always be a testament to his knowledge and love for spreading science and education. The late Dr. Afifi was a great leader and a generous person who promoted team spirit and encouraged constructive criticism among students and staff.                          ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Children's Library Resumes Book Lending Services and Introduces Live Online Classes

    Abu Dhabi, 25 July 2020:  Following the Cultural Foundation’s reopening to the public last month, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has resumed book lending services at Abu Dhabi Children’s Library in the Cultural Foundation. Other Library facilities remain otherwise closed to the public. As part of the larger campaign of events targeting youth under the banner CulturAll Youth launched by DCT Abu Dhabi, the Library will also introduce a programme of online live classes and workshops, which are normally offered on the premises. The interactive classes will be offered free of charge and held on Zoom, starting from Sunday 26 July 2020. “In this time of uncertainty and social distancing, more than ever children need the opportunity to learn, create and exercise their ......read more

    Researchers Find Discrepancies in the Current Understanding of Internal Solar Fluid Motion

    NYU Abu Dhabi researchers utilize novel sound wave-based technique to overcome limitations of studying below the surface of the Sun Abu Dhabi, UAE – July 23, 2020: Despite several decades of space exploration and research, fundamental questions about solar dynamics remain unanswered. Researchers have questioned if convective motions in the Sun’s interior, which refers to movement of fluid that transports heat outwards, are actually vigorous enough to drive the rotation of the Sun. Studying convective movement involves complications as the fluid movement occurs below the surface of the Sun, invisible to us. Laboratory experiments cannot simulate the extreme conditions of the Sun.  To overcome these limitations, a team of researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi Center for Space Science, led by Assistant Research Professor ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi announces ten research grants designed to combat COVID-19 in the UAE and beyond

    ● As part of NYU Abu Dhabi’s far-reaching response to the global pandemic, the University has awarded COVID-19 Facilitator Research Grants to faculty members across a range of disciplines including sciences, engineering, and social sciences. ● The research will focus on projects designed to respond to the challenge of the virus in the UAE and around the world. ● Faculty and researchers are initiating projects aimed at contributing to the global response to COVID-19 and better understanding the impact it has on our world; learn more at COVID-19: A Call to Action.   Abu Dhabi – July 22, 2020: NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has announced the award of ten COVID-19 Facilitator Research Grants to faculty across a range of disciplines including sciences, engineering, and social sciences. These grants are ......read more

    H.E. Sara Musallam, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), commends UAE leadership on historic Mars mission!

    July 21, 2020:   H.E. Sara Musallam, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), commends UAE leadership on historic Mars mission and says education pathways are in place to nurture the emirate’s next generation of homegrown space adventurers “The Hope Probe Mars Mission underpins our Leadership’s aspiration to inspire young minds, and nurture a passion for innovation, technology, scientific knowledge and discovery to shape the future which is yet to come,” said H.E. Sara Musallam, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge. “In celebrating the success of our country and the formidable team responsible for this inspirational mission, we remain committed to ensuring the country’s future generations are equipped with the core skills and STEM ......read more

    GEMS Education Students Overcome Social Distancing Challenges via Free Virtual Extra-curricular Activities and PE Sessions

    • 21,500 students from 47 GEMS schools have taken advantage of free Active Kids fitness platform to date • More than 9,200 students from 41 schools participated in 167 live sports sessions in collaboration with ESM during remote learning period   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 19, 2020:  GEMS Education expanded its extra-curricular physical education provision by collaborating with renowned academies and an international sports brand to offer students across its school network a plethora of quality sports and wellness sessions.   To ensure students’ continued access to a range of free fitness classes, sports programmes, personal wellness resources and after-school activities during times of remote learning, GEMS Education teamed up with East Sports Management (ESM) to offer free virtual ......read more

    Booktopia Announces Summer Reading Challenge 2020!

    ** Booktopia announces Summer Reading Challenge 2020 to motivate children to read for pleasure over the summer holidays **    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 14, 2020:   Booktopia, an Independent family-run bookstore located in Dubai Festival City Mall, with over 25 years’ experience in the book industry, are launching a new free initiative to encourage children with a motivational, fun and educational challenge this summer holiday. With travel restrictions still implemented and hot weather keeping your kids indoors, Booktopia emphasizes the importance of reading to stimulate your child’s brain and giving them a challenge to build their reading skills and confidence. The Summer Reading Challenge will task your kids to explore books of different genres, accomplish interesting reading challenges, ......read more

    American School of Creative Science in Al Barsha will be Shifting to Nad Al-Sheba'

    Dubai, UAE, 14 July 2020:  Bukhatir Education Advancement and Management International (BEAM), one of the UAE’s leading private educational establishments, is relocating its American School of Creative Science (ASCS) campus located at Al Barsha alongside the International School of Creative Science (ISCS) campus based in Nad Al-Sheba, Dubai. Effective from the start of the new academic year 2020-21, the move will ensure that students of the American School will benefit from an expanded leadership, inclusion and operations team of ISCS Dubai.  ISCS Dubai, which operates a British curriculum since 2016, has the additional benefit of being a larger campus with state-of-the-art facilities. The American curriculum school will continue to be operated in its full comprehensive format with strong academic teaching ......read more

    American School of Creative Science in Al Barsha will be Shifting to Nad Al-Sheba

     Dubai, UAE, 11 July 2020: Bukhatir Education Advancement and Management International (BEAM), one of the UAE’s leading private educational establishments, is relocating its American School of Creative Science (ASCS) campus located at Al Barsha alongside the International School of Creative Science (ISCS) campus based in Nad Al-Sheba, Dubai. Effective from the start of the new academic year 2020-21, the move will ensure that students of the American School will benefit from an expanded leadership, inclusion and operations team of ISCS Dubai.  ISCS Dubai, which operates a British curriculum since 2016, has the additional benefit of being a larger campus with state-of-the-art facilities. The American curriculum school will continue to be operated in its full comprehensive format with strong academic teaching ......read more

    ENEC CEO Inspires Next Generation of University Students During Webinar

    - H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi addressed students from AD University, Khalifa University, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, and NYU Abu Dhabi during inspirational online seminar - H.E. Al Hammadi: “We have a responsibility to support the ambitions of those around us. It is a privilege to now be able to pass on my knowledge and experience.”     7 July 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  His Excellency Engineer Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), addressed university students from across the UAE as a part of an inspirational webinar. The CEO shared lessons learned during his professional career and encouraged the nation’s next generation of leaders to innovate and address future challenges head on.   The special online seminar took place on ......read more

    IB RESULTS: Raffles World Academy Class of 2020 Shines, with Seven Students Scoring more than 40

    • Top performers Aya Abu Ahmad, Dana Abu Alfailat and Jana El Khatib all scored 41 points each • 40% of the Class of 2020 attained 36 points or higher     DUBAI, UAE; July 6, 2020: Raffles World Academy (RWA) staff and students were thrilled with the graduating Class of 2020’s performance at this year’s IB Diploma Programme. The top performing students are Aya Abu Ahmad, Dana Abu Alfailat and Jana El Khatib, with 41 points each. Ninety one candidates were registered for the DP in the May 2020 examinations session, RWA’s largest cohort taking DP examinations to date. Seven scored more than 40; with 40% of RWA’s students attaining 36 points or higher in the DP – an increase of 9% since the May 2019 session.  In addition, 87% of the class of 2020 attained total scores of 30 ......read more

    GEMS Education students achieve outstanding IB Diploma results

    • GEMS students outperform international averages, achieving average pass rate of 94.5 per cent and average point score of 34 • Three students achieve a perfect score of 45, putting them in top performing 1 per cent across the world      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 06, 2020:   GEMS Education students studying the International Baccalaureate (IB) have once again performed above international averages, as evidenced in the 2020 IB examination results released on 5 July. This year’s cohort achieved the best ever results for the GEMS network of schools, in terms of both pass rate and average points.   The performance of GEMS students continues to surpass international benchmarks, with an average point score of 34 this year, compared to the international average point score ......read more

    MBRU Opens Grant Applications for Enriching Health and Biomedical Science Research Projects

    The MBRU – AlMahmeed Collaborative Research Award offers support worth AED 300,000 for laboratory-based projects and AED 150,000 for non-laboratory-based projects Full-time MBRU faculty in conjunction with national or international researchers can apply for the grant, with proposals evaluated by a panel of external reviewers   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 06, 2020:   The Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) has launched the grant application process for the 2020 MBRU–Al Mahmeed Collaborative Research Award – which supports outstanding proposals to further research in health, medical, and biomedical sciences. The grants, which total AED300,000 for laboratory-based projects and AED150,000 for non-laboratory projects, will be awarded to projects that ......read more

    Catch Academy Launches in the UAE

    - Catch Communications launches training arm – Catch Academy - Catch Academy offers training courses centred around new-age marketing in the GCC       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 06, 2020:  Boutique lifestyle consultancy Catch Communications have launched their training arm, Catch Academy in the UAE. The Academy was ideated with one aim – empower business owners & Marcom professionals in the GCC, to develop and nurture a thriving ecosystem of creativity and function within the industry.   The academy has launched with an interactive course namely ‘Market’IT’ing Bootcamp’ and has been developed under the parent agency’s framework, offering a practical and feasible solution for businesses in the region.   “We are in a ......read more

    Gems Education Rolls Out IBM Digital – Nation Platform to All Its Schools Following Successful Pilot

    • Pilot involved 2,000 students from select GEMS schools, preparing them for careers in the fast-growing technology sector • Initiative has now been rolled out to the entire GEMS network of schools, providing free access to a host of online courses on emerging technologies and soft skills       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 05, 2020:    GEMS Education today announced its collaboration with IBM to roll out IBM Digital – Nation to over 50 schools in the UAE and the wider region. The launch follows a successful pilot programme that saw the IBM Digital – Nation platform piloted in select GEMS schools earlier this year. With more than 2,000 students having already benefited from the pilot, the move to extend access will enable thousands more students to tap IBM’s ......read more

    Dubai Author Rachael Lynn's “At Home Anywhere” is Now Available on Audiobook

    ** Guide to help cultivate the feeling of home in yourself, no matter where the world takes you **   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 05, 2020:   Dubai based author Rachael Lynn recently launched her debut book, “At Home Anywhere. Feeling at home wherever life takes you”, which offers a unique and fulfilling guide with tips, wisdom and advice for anyone going through the transition of moving home and/or country or big periods of change in their lives. With so many of us going through life transitions right now, this book can seriously help readers focus on embracing the unique challenges of being an expat or away from home as well as their own personal wellbeing and resilience to banish those overwhelming feelings of loneliness and isolation which often comes in times of such change.  After a ......read more

    AU Among QS “Top 150 Under 50” for 3rd Straight Year

    Ajman-UAE: July 02, 2020 – Ajman University (AU), for the 3rd year in a row, has made another one of QS Intelligence Unit’s elite list of rankings.   Every summer, the QS Intelligence Unit launches the “Top 50 Under 50”, which showcases the world’s best universities under 50 years of age.   Once again, Ajman University is on the “Next 100” portion of that list, thereby putting it among the “Top 150 under 50”. Only 8 universities in the UAE and a total of 17 universities in the Arab World earned a spot on the prestigious list of QS World Rankings “Top 50 Under 50”, published on June 24, 2020. “I am proud that AU is among the top 150 universities under 50 for the third consecutive year, according to the 2021 QS World Rankings, said Karim ......read more

    Three UAE Students Bag Coveted Princess Diana Award for Outstanding Social Initiative

    The young heroes from the UAE are honored with the prestigious Diana Award 2020 for going above and beyond in their daily lives to create and sustain positive change with the Tajneed UAE initiative.   DUBAI – July 2, 2020: Three UAE students from schools of Dubai and Abu Dhabi have been conferred with prestigious Princess Diana Award for taking up exceptional social leadership roles with Tajneed UAE initiative in their respective schools.  The students -- 14-year-old Amith Mazin; 16-year-old Sanvi Rathod and Rania Ali Khan (aged 13) have been recognized with The Diana Award, dubbed the highest accolade that young persons can achieve for social action in humanitarian efforts. The three school students participated in the voluntary, weekly self-development training program for staff members of school ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Education and Training
     
    Schools in the Middle East Must Make Fundamental Changes to Prepare for Life After COVID-19

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – June 06 2020:  Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting, says schools in the Middle East will need to implement a carefully planned and strategically phased approach to opening up following the deep impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the region. The opening strategies, according to Oliver Wyman, must include a pre-opening, opening and post-opening framework and entail fundamental changes to logistics, processes and procedures to ensure safety and a smooth opening of operations for school communities. Releasing a report called ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai's 10th Graduation Ceremony Reaches New Heights

    Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance  The Class of 2020 Students Illuminate The World’s Tallest Building Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6th June 2020: Canadian University Dubai made history last night as it became the first university in the world to display images of its graduating class on the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The ceremony was the leading Dubai based university’s 10th graduation event, and recognized its class of 2020 by illuminating one of the most iconic buildings in the ......read more

    GEMS Education schools and students celebrate success at prestigious Sharjah Award for Excellence 2019-2020

    • GEMS Our Own English High School Sharjah – Girls tops ‘Outstanding Schools’ category for providing an enriching environment for students to achieve excellence • GEMS Our Own English High School Sharjah – Boys placed second in ‘Outstanding Schools’ category and sees one of its students named ‘Most Distinguished and Excellent Student’ • GEMS Millennium School – Sharjah student also recognised with ‘Most Distinguished and Excellent Student’ award     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 01, ......read more

    ADEK's Rize University Preparation and Career Guidance Program Goes Virtual

    • Launched as part of the ‘Rize Enrichment Programs’, the program aims to equip high school students ahead of their journey towards higher education • Following its inauguration in February of this year, the program is now delivered virtually in keeping with social distancing measures to limit the spread of COVID-19   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30, May 2020:  In a bid to provide comprehensive support for grades 9-12 students in Abu Dhabi developing their post-secondary goals and aspirations, the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has ......read more

    GEMS Innovation Awards 2020 Recognise Young Innovators after Virtual Showdown

    • Awards mark culmination of annual Global Innovation Challenge, which sees thousands of students develop solutions to world’s biggest problems • Winners selected from a shortlist of 150 young innovators, who pitched their ideas and inventions to a panel of industry leaders, experts and investors • Participants took part in a first-of-its-kind virtual bootcamp, gaining insights into various aspects of business and entrepreneurship   New   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 28, 2020:  The final stages of this year’s Global Innovation ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority: How to Help Your Children Thrive With Remote Schooling

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020:    As a result of the current situation, families are facing extended periods of social distancing. To help families enjoy their time together, Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority offers parents guidance on how to help their children thrive at remote schooling and tips on how to engage children effectively.   There is a huge difference between elective ‘homeschooling’ and adapting to it very unexpectedly, but there many ways families can balance multiple children’s workloads whilst considering each child’s ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Announces Winners of The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award 2020

    The winning submission, Haweia – an Arabic term meaning identity – will officially be unveiled at NYU Abu Dhabi, and will then tour to other UAE locations in November 2020 Abu Dhabi, UAE – May 20, 2020:  Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), in partnership with Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), has announced the winners of the eighth edition of The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award 2020. The winning trio are architecture students from the American University of Sharjah (AUS): Sara Mohamed from ......read more

    Forty-one Outstanding Female GEMS Education Students Honoured with Sheikha Fatima Award for Excellence

    • Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Award for Excellence, under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan, is presented to female students at GEMS Education schools in the UAE • The award includes a scholarship covering a year’s tuition fee at their respective school     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 18, 2020:    GEMS Education honoured 41 female students in the UAE with the prestigious Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Award for Excellence. Each of these young achievers represents an inspiring story about academic success and ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Creates Face Shield Prototype to Support the Local Healthcare Sector

    • ADU’s successful face shield prototype will be sent to hospitals in Abu Dhabi • The University also developed 1000 clips, a part of the face masks, for hospitals  • The face shield was created using equipment available at ADU at the hands of the University’s experts   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—17 May 2020:  Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Engineering (COE) has rallied its engineering labs to join the fight against COVID-19. The university has been working closely with hospitals in Abu Dhabi and was able to ......read more

    ADEK Collaborates with Yahsat to Provide Connectivity to Distance Learning Students in Al Dhafra Region

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12 May 2020:  In a bid to ensure no student is left behind, the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has partnered with Yahsat to provide free satellite broadband services for distance learning students residing in the Al Dhafra Region. With ADEK’s support, Yahsat, the leading satellite operator in the UAE, will offer its services free of charge to ensure continuity of distance learning for students until the end of the current academic year.  This initiative is the latest in a series of strategic partnerships that ADEK forged with ......read more

    HBMSU calls for quality and innovation to re-engineer higher education in the 21st century

    Smart university discusses leading experiences during webinar session led by Electronic Ramadan Quality Council May 10, 2020- Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), has highlighted the need for continuous efforts to tap innovation, quality and excellence as the key foundations to re-engineer the future of higher education and create a new generation of graduates who are qualified to lead in the 21st century. The call was raised during Dr. Al Awar’s participation in a webinar session of the Electronic Ramadan Quality Council held with leading ......read more

    Deloitte Opens Up Applications for Its D-180 Digital Mentoring Program for University Students and Graduates

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 07, 2020:      Deloitte’s D-180 program has just launched in the Middle East. D-180 is a digital mentoring program integral to Deloitte’s community response efforts to COVID-19. The program targets university graduates in their first few years in the workforce as well as high school and college students across the Middle East to provide them with mentoring and real work exposure by Deloitte volunteer professionals.  Deloitte’s D-180 program aims  to equip mentees with support and skills to find meaningful ......read more

    Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education and Malia Group sign MoU to Support Preparation of AGFE Scholars for Employment Transition

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; May 06, 2020:   The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) and Malia Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the preparation of AGFE scholars for employment transition. Dr. Sonia Ben Jaafar, CEO of Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education, and Mr. Roger Farhat, Talent Acquisition & Succession Planning Manager at Malia Group, signed the MoU during a virtual ceremony.  The objective of the MoU is to showcase a successful case study of collaboration between private sector and philanthropic entities in ......read more

    UOBD Capitalizes on Distance Learning Potential With On-Time Completion of the Spring Semester

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 05, 2020:    The University of Balamand Dubai (UOBD), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, the leading diversified investments company listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), announced on-time successful completion of the spring semester, end of April 2020, as a result of deploying effective and efficient distance learning resources, providing uncompromised access to quality programs and modules.  Following an unchanged spring 2020 course schedule, the timely completion of the semester has guaranteed steady progress for ......read more

    The NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Presents Online “Nobel Laureate Lecture Series” as Communities #stayhome This Ramadan

    Abu Dhabi – May 5, 2020:  The NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Institute has launched an online Nobel Laureate Lecture Series, featuring six past lectures given by Nobel Laureates at The Institute. The series, available on The Institute’s YouTube channel, aims to connect audiences with leading thinkers and speakers from the comfort of their homes.    As members of the community practice physical distancing this Ramadan, they are invited to delve into topics that include how electricity powers our muscles, attempting to understand the origin of cellular life, and the ......read more

    Abu Dhabi International Book Fair's Virtual Session Series Continues with ‘Horrible Science' Author Nick Arnold

    Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, the British writer conducted weird and wonderful experiments from his laboratory to boost children’s interest in science   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 04 May, 2020:   With the postponement of the 30th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) until next year, a number of authors and artists who were booked to appear at the event have instead been presenting Virtual Sessions from their own homes. Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the ......read more

    CUD Student Among Artists Whose Designs Were Selected for Giving an Arty Look to Parking Meters

    Sheikha Fekri’s design celebrates the beauty of ‘ghutra’, the traditional head scarf worn by Arab men Dubai, May 3, 2020:  Parking meters in certain areas of Dubai have started sporting an arty look, following a unique initiative launched by Brand Dubai and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). One of the artists whose works were selected to be featured on the parking meters is Sheikha Fekri, an Emirati student of Environmental Health Management at Canadian University Dubai (CUD).  The move to add a touch of art to the parking meters is a joint ......read more

    Importance of Education Continuity in the GCC During Covid-19 Crisis

    - Almost 12 million learners affected in UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Prolonged school closures could lead to long-term economic effects     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 3 2020:  Management consultancy Oliver Wyman estimates that due to the potential long-term closure of educational institutions, 0.1% to 0.4% of GDP will be lost for every four weeks of school closure.   The rapid spread of COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on countries’ education systems, some of which have been unprepared for the magnitude of ......read more

    Dubai Culture Provides Guided Tours and Virtual Workshops at Etihad Museum for School Students

    • Inspire UAE community members and visitors through the story of the union and the founding of the United Arab Emirates • Consolidate the museum’s position as a cultural and educational centre as well as strengthen the relationship of the younger generation with it • Hold workshops to develop participants’ writing skills and enhance their capabilities in creative expression      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 May 2020:   Based on its commitment to enhance the importance of museums among the younger generations in the UAE as ......read more

    HBMSU shares smart learning tools & techniques with members of Association of Arab Universities

    University shares its academic philosophy & experiences with Arab academic community during online seminar  02 May 2020 – Highlighting its commitment to sharing its expertise and experiences in smart learning once again, the Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has hosted an online Arabic seminar in cooperation with, and under the patronage of the Association of Arab Universities (AARU). During the webinar, HBMSU reviewed its technological capabilities, cumulative experiences, and its educational philosophy based on technology, innovation, creativity and scientific ......read more

    Abdul Aziz al Ghurair, Emirati Businessman and Philanthropist, Announces Covid-19 Online Learning Fund for Refugee Education

    Dubai, U.A.E. – 29 April 2020:  H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE), has launched a Covid-19 Online Learning Emergency Fund as part of the Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund. The emergency fund is dedicated to supporting educational solutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is having an impact on education for refugee children and youth. It works to complement the continuation of existing programs in Jordan and Lebanon, as measures being put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus are severely ......read more

    Mosul University Students Translate More than 11,000 Scientific Articles and Add More Than 10 Million Words to Arabic Wikipedia

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29th April 2020:   Euronews, Europe’s leading international news channel, met a team of student translators from the University of Mosul in the latest episode of Inspire Middle East. The team has translated more than 11,000 scientific articles and academic texts, and have added more than 10.1 million words to the Arabic Wikipedia to date.  Although Arabic is the fourth most spoken language amongst internet users, less than one per cent of online content is published in Arabic, which is why the students, along with the help of non-profit ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Power Corporation Announces Lowest Tariff for Solar Power in the World

    Record-low tariff set at AED 4.97 fils/kWh (USD 1.35 cents/kWh)  Largest solar power plant in the world to generate 2 GW of power, equivalent to powering approximately 160,000 households Project will reduce Abu Dhabi’s CO2 emissions by more than 2.4 million metric tonnes per year, equivalent to removing approximately 470,000 cars    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 April 2020:  Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) announced, today, the world’s lowest tariff for solar power. ADPower’s subsidiary, Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), ......read more

    GEMS Wellington Academy, Al Khail Donates Medical Equipment to King's College Hospital Dubai

    GEMS Education school has donated 110 medical goggles to hospital staff       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 28, 2020:    GEMS Wellington Academy, Al Khail, part of GEMS Education, has donated 110 medical goggles to King’s College Hospital Dubai staff to support them in their fight against COVID-19. This followed a request from the hospital, which prompted the Academy to react and deliver the required medical equipment.   The school uses goggles in its Product Design & Science department that are suitable for use by medical staff ......read more

    Abu Dhabi International Book Fair's Virtual Session Series Continues with Children's Nutrition Expert Annabel Karmel

    Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, the multi-million selling cookbook author offered parents simple recipes and tips on healthy eating habits for children    Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 23, 2020:   With the 30th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) being postponed until next year, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) continued its Virtual Session Series on Tuesday with Annabel Karmel, the children’s nutrition expert whose cookbooks have sold millions of copies around the ......read more

    AU Students Won URC2020 Best Presentation Award

    Ajman-UAE: April 21, 2020:   Despite the unprecedented Covid-19 challenges, Ajman University (AU) students have made it happen again and showed their exemplary resilience and diligence. Two student groups from the University have won the Best Presentation Award in the Undergraduate Research on Applied Computing (URC2020). This was part of a two-day conference held online on April 15-16, 2020 with the participation of 400 competitors. Ajman University students have stolen the show and far excelled 159 presentations submitted by 400 competitors from 24 universities ......read more

    Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education Awards Scholarships for Online Master's Degrees to 58 Underprivileged Students Across the Arab World

    Dubai, U.A.E. – 19 April 2020:   Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) has awarded 58 underprivileged students from the Arab world full scholarships at Arizona State University (ASU) to pursue their Master’s degrees as part of the Al Ghurair Open Learning Scholars Program (OLSP). The 58 students have been selected based on merit and need from a large group of applicants, and represent several nationalities from the Arab world including Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Yemen. Of these aspiring young Arabs, 14% are refugees or conflict-affected ......read more

    Nursery to Hold Free Webinar on E-learning Tools for Parents of Pre-Schoolers

    British Orchard Nursery to provide guideline to maximise distance learning programme in their webinar, “Decoding e-Learning in Early Years” Will be held on 22nd April between 11am and 12 noon, open to all parents across the UAE     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 19, 2020:   The distance learning programme has turned parents into teachers overnight, a role that many parents are struggling with, particularly those of pre-schoolers. In order to guide parents and caretakers on maximising the e-learning experience, British Orchard Nursery is ......read more

    Abdelouahab Aissaoui Wins 2020 International Prize for Arabic Fiction

    • Winning novel The Spartan Court tells the story of the French campaign against Algiers in 1830 from the perspectives of five characters – Algerians and French • Aissaoui is the first Algerian to win the prize  • The author has previously engaged with the Prize as a participant of the 2016 nadwa, a writing workshop for emerging writers in the Arabic world     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 15, 2020:    The Spartan Court by Abdelouahab Aissaoui was today announced as the winner of the 13th International Prize for Arabic ......read more

    In Show of Support for Parents Ras Al Khaimah Academy Reduces 3rd-Term Fees by 20%

    • The Academy will also be refunding all non-academic third-term fees, such as transportation and canteen charges.   • The new measures are part of the Academy’s efforts to help parents and students amid necessary restrictions implemented to proactively curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).   • Parents can choose to defer the discount and the refund of the non-academic fees to Term 1 2020. Steven Geraghty:   • ‘Our objective is to maintain some sense of stability for our students.’ • We are ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholars Program and Stevens Initiative Launch a Virtual Exchange Program

    - The virtual exchange will create opportunities for youth to build global competencies and career readiness skills - The pilot program connects students in the UAE and the US     Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 12, 2020:  The Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholars Program (SMSP) operated by NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and the Stevens Initiative launched a virtual exchange program connecting youth from the UAE and the US. Funded by the Stevens Initiative, the new program provides access to international experiences and fosters dialogue between students. The program will virtually ......read more

    HBMSU affirms commitment to harness all resources and technological utilities to successfully continue e-learning journey

    During online meeting held with learners of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University Mansoor Al Awar: "We are moving forward in shaping the phase of high education and making a real difference in people's lives” April 12, 2020 - Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has expressed the university's long-standing commitment towards fully utilizing its resources and technological capabilities in facilitating its learners’ e-learning journey, ensuring they overcome any current and potential obstacles. In a special online ......read more

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    NYU's Arabic Collections Online Usage Jumps 700 Percent in March

    NYU’s open access collection can help ease the transition to remote learning for Arabic readers   Abu Dhabi, UAE – April 11, 2020:   As remote learning and self-quarantine have become the order of the day, the number of monthly users of NYU Libraries’ Arabic Collections Online (ACO) increased from 50,000 to 350,000 in March. This digital library, a partnership between NYU New York and NYU Abu Dhabi, is a collection of Arabic-language, public-domain content drawn from distinguished libraries around the world and available to anyone with an internet ......read more

    Gems Education Schools Embrace E-Learning, Delivering Over 4.3 Million Collective Remote Learning Sessions to Date, With 92 Per Cent Student Satisfaction

    • Results of remote learning survey indicate students and parents are overwhelmingly happy with E-learning programmes • In recent years, GEMS has invested over USD 500 million (AED 1.8 billion) in technology platforms and solutions to enhance students’ learning • Launch of ‘Enrol from Home’ solution enables parents to secure admission for their children with ease and from anywhere in the world New     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 09, 2020:   GEMS Education schools in the UAE have rolled out exceptional remote ......read more

    HBMSU's Board of Governors affirms commitment to sharing the University's leading experience in distance learning

    UAE, April 08, 2020 - His Excellency Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) chaired the second regular meeting of the academic year 2019-2020. He praised the achievements of HBMSU in supporting distance learning initiative in the UAE and ensuring its success. The Board of Governors hailed the University’s highly productive cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Education, which resulted in the launch of two free online training courses titled ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Students Launch Where is Our Home?, A Storybook for Refugee Children

    - Written and illustrated by NYU Abu Dhabi students, Where is our Home? will be shared with nearly 3,000 refugee and underprivileged children in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan through the We Love Reading organization - The book is currently being presented at The World Literacy Summit 2020, and will be Comparative and International Education Society Conference 2020: Education Beyond the Human (CIES 2020)   Abu Dhabi, UAE – April 08, 2020:   NYU Abu Dhabi student group ElevatED, has released Where is our home?, a children’s book which discusses migration, ......read more

    New Study Reveals How Too Much Fluoride Causes Defects in Tooth Enamel

    Changes within enamel cells point to mechanism by which excessive fluoride leads to Fluorosis   Abu Dhabi, UAE – April 7, 2020:  A team of researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and NYU College of Dentistry discovered a novel explanation for how dental fluorosis, a condition caused by overexposure to fluoride during childhood, arises. The researchers found that exposing teeth to excessive fluoride alters calcium signaling, mitochondrial function, and gene expression in the cells, forming tooth enamel. The study, published in Science Signaling, was led by Associate ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Researchers Synthesize Gold Nanoparticles Capable of Attacking Cancer Cells

    Triphenylphosphine (TTP)-stabilized nanoparticles have the ability to precisely release cancer-fighting drugs in cell cultures and living organisms     Fast facts: ●  Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) are small gold particles with a diameter of 1 to 100 nm, which, once dispersed in water, are also known as colloidal gold. They also absorb light energy and heat. ●  Gold nanoparticles are being explored widely for use in high technology applications such as sensory probes, electronic conductors, therapeutic agents, organic photovoltaics, and drug delivery in ......read more

    Strategic partnership between HBMSU and UNESCO IITE to launch ‘Be an Online Tutor in 24 Hours' course in five global languages

    UAE makes its leading experience in training teachers through distance learning accessible to the world ‘Be an Online Tutor in 24 Hours’ program to be made available in English, Russian, French, Spanish and Arabic languages HBMSU joins a global communication platform of UNESCO IIE designed to confront COVID-19 along with Google, Facebook, Commonwealth for Education and other key players in Education and ICT fields To date, free online course achieves remarkable global success in attracting more than 100,000 participants April 04, 2020 – In line with the ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University's Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Attains Global Recognition

    • ADU’s BGS Chapter Advisor, Dr. Fauzia Jabeen, was named the 2020 Chapter Advisor of the Year for the second time. • Abu Dhabi University (ADU) earned the Bronze Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award, after winning the Gold Award in 2018, from a pool of 600 Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) Chapters globally.  • The Bronze Chapter Award includes a scholarship for the winning Chapter’s  most outstanding student.   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—05 April 2020:   Out of 600 member chapters, Abu Dhabi University’s Beta Gamma Sigma ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi and Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence Join Forces to Boost Artificial Intelligence Research

    - The Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IIAI) will fund up to five NYU Abu Dhabi researchers as part of its Global PhD Fellowship program in Artificial Intelligence   - The first two research fellowships focus on understanding the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on 3D modeling  Abu Dhabi, UAE – April 5, 2020: NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has partnered with the Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IIAI). IIAI will fund up to five NYUAD researchers as part of its Global PhD Fellows program in Artificial Intelligence ......read more

    Ruw Waives Registration Fees for GCC Students Coming Home

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2020:    Royal University for Women (‘RUW”), the kingdom’s first private university accredited by the Higher Education Council (HEC), has announced that in support of the kingdom’s drive to safely bring students studying abroad home, it will  waive both the application fee and registration fees. The University is also providing a 30% discount on the Summer semester tuition fees for students studying abroad who have chosen to return to Bahrain and the GCC during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The announcement comes ......read more

    First NYU Abu Dhabi Student Awarded Prestigious Aker Scholarship

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – March 31, 2020:   NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Class of 2020 student Tiril Hoye Rahn has been awarded the prestigious Aker Scholarship. Established in 2015, Aker Scholarship program offers a grant to exceptional Norwegian students, who have a strong link to Norway, to apply for post-graduate studies in one of the world’s top universities.  Rahn, the first student from NYUAD to ever receive the Aker Scholarship, will pursue a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in International Relations at the University of Oxford starting this fall, where she will research ......read more

    UAE equips teachers from around the world with distance learning skills

    More than 81,000 certificates awarded so far by the Ministry of Education & HBMSU HE Dhahi Khalfan: “Our country offers the world a model to follow by enabling the education system to respond efficiently & effectively to emerging shifts & challenges." Mansoor Al Awar: “HBMSU continues to take the lead in providing quality education for all societies, supporting the UAE leadership in serving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” 92,000 affiliates in "How to become an online tutor in 24 hours " and " design an online course in ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Students Win First and Second Place in EGA Student Industrial AI and Robotics Competition

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—24 March 2020: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is proud to announce the success of its students in the Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) 2020 edition of the AI Robot competition. The competition challenges students from UAE universities and higher education institutes to design and build industrial robots to be used at EGA’s aluminum smelters.   Two teams of Abu Dhabi University (ADU) students were awarded first and second place. Both teams, from ADU’s College of Engineering, received AED 50,000 to build their project. The first-place ......read more

    Nursery Rolls Out Innovative Online Learning Platform to Help UAE Parents With Distance Learning

    British Orchard Nursery’s BONline stays connected with parents on daily basis; sends out mini-tutorials and activity sheets to ensure continual learning Hotline numbers for each nursery branch that parents can call on if needed British Orchard Training Centre offers parent, teacher and nanny training courses and KHDA-recognized UK certifications online; free online workshop for parents on Infection Prevention and Control on March 24th March 22nd, 2020; Dubai, UAE:   Providing support to parents in the UAE on the distance learning programme, British Orchard ......read more

    Ammar Kaka Provost and Vice Principal Heriot-Watt University Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2020:   Professor Ammar Kaka is the Provost of Heriot Watt University Dubai Campus. Within Heriot Watt University, he holds the position of Vice Principal and the Professor of Construction Economics and Management. In 2008 he was also allocated the title the William Watson Chair of Building Engineering.  Professor Kaka’s contribution to the transnational education in general and to the Dubai’s education hub in particular has been immense.  With a student population of 4000 and a growing research culture, the Dubai ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai and University of Lyon Sign MoU to Pursue Joint Academic and Research Activities

    Dubai, March 22, 2020: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) and University of Lyon (Université de Lyon) have entered into a partnership to launch joint academic and research activities, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Dubai recently. The MOU was signed by Prof. Karim Chelli, President of Canadian University Dubai and Prof. Khaled Bouabdallah, President of University of Lyon, in the presence of Mr. Buti Saeed Al Ghandi, Chancellor of CUD, Mr. Jacques Comby, President of Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University, Mr. Alain Galliano, Vice President of metropolitan Lyon, and ......read more

    Think Marketing Academy and Nexford University Announce Partnership

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 21, 2020:   Nexford University and Think Marketing Academy have just proudly confirmed their partnership together. The University will be supporting the academy’s courses with all its varieties, such as Digital Transformation course, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics course to apply essential skills for the future of work. Nexford will be a major help for the academy in transforming all the knowledge to the students, as they will make sure they can serve the best educational experience. Nexford University and Think Marketing ......read more

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