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    City Football Schools Now Operating From an Additional World Class Venue in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates -  January 20, 2021:   City Football Schools is now providing coaching sessions for aspiring young footballers at a fantastic new venue on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi.   Players aged 3-18 can sign up for the programme at ACTIVE Al Maryah with sessions available three times per week, on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings.   The announcement ensures City Football Schools is now operating from three locations in Abu Dhabi, with ACTIVE Al Maryah joining Zayed Sports City and Emirates Palace in hosting coaching clinics for youngsters.   Simon Hewitt, Head of Football Operations – MENA and Designated Safeguarding Officer City Football Services, said:   “The addition of a third venue for coaching in Abu Dhabi showcases the continued growth of City Football Schools ......read more

    President of the University of Paris II visits Dubai Judicial Institute and Praises its Training and Development Plans'

    Dubai, 19 January 2021:  His Excellency Justice Dr Jamal Al Sumaiti, Director General of Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI), welcomed Guillaume Leyte, President of the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas. This visit came in line with the framework of DJI’s endeavours aimed at strengthening academic cooperation with major international educational institutions and exchanging experiences in specialised academic and training fields. The visit included an introductory presentation on DJI, its functions and mission, and role in disseminating legal and judicial knowledge in Dubai and the UAE, in line with Dubai Plan 2021. DJI’s top management briefed Leyte on the best practices that are followed in the design and implementation of academic courses, workshops and qualifying seminars, in cooperation with a number of ......read more

    President of the University of Paris II visits Dubai Judicial Institute and Praises its Training and Development Plans

    Dubai, 19 January 2021:  His Excellency Justice Dr Jamal Al Sumaiti, Director General of Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI), welcomed Guillaume Leyte, President of the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas. This visit came in line with the framework of DJI’s endeavours aimed at strengthening academic cooperation with major international educational institutions and exchanging experiences in specialised academic and training fields. The visit included an introductory presentation on DJI, its functions and mission, and role in disseminating legal and judicial knowledge in Dubai and the UAE, in line with Dubai Plan 2021. DJI’s top management briefed Leyte on the best practices that are followed in the design and implementation of academic courses, workshops and qualifying seminars, in cooperation with a number of ......read more

    Fifth Edition of Xposure brings the World's Best Visual Storytelling to Sharjah on February 10th

    The four-day International Photography Festival will be held at Expo Centre Sharjah Sharjah, 17 January 2021:  February 10 promises to be a red-letter day for the world of photography as Sharjah gears to stage the fifth edition of Xposure, the globally renowned International Photography Festival. The hugely popular event promises an exciting week for experts as well as amateurs and enthusiasts, as it brings together the best photographers from across the region and around the world, presenting their vision of the events and people who have impacted the world. Hosted by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) at Expo Centre Sharjah from February 10 to 13, Xposure 2021 will feature a gamut of activities including photography competitions, exhibitions, expert reviews, trade exhibitions, outdoor exhibitions and professional ......read more

    ADU Professor Receives US Patent for a First-of-its-kind Hybrid Device Set to Advance the Field of Quantum Computing

    • Dr. Montasir Qasymeh’s new device has the potential to advance quantum computing and in turn impact fields as diverse as cybersecurity and blockchain technology. • The main motivation behind this work is to connect superconducting quantum computers that could pave the way for a quantum network that has higher computing potential.   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 12 January 2021: Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering in the College of Engineering (CoE), Dr. Montasir Qasymeh, has received a U.S. patent registered under “10,824,048 B2” to develop a first-of-its-kind device that will be capable of connecting superconducting quantum computers over significant distances.     Superconducting quantum computers are the ......read more

    The University of Queensland wins Ericsson Innovation Awards 2020

    January 12, 2021:  Team WakeShare from The University of Queensland, Australia, announced as the winners of the 2020 Ericsson Innovation Awards with novel fuel-efficient shipping solution. Entries from University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, and Stanford University, US, take second- and third place respectively. Information and communications technology (ICT) solutions, such as the Internet, wireless networks, cell phones, and other communication mediums, have a potential to reduce the global greenhouse gas emissions by up to 15 percent by 2030. Ahead of a critical decade of sustainability action, the 2020 Ericsson Innovation Awards challenged a new generation of innovators to find solutions to the current climate change crisis with a focus on.  In spite of difficult collaboration conditions created by ongoing ......read more

    ‘Educators without Borders' to cover South Asia in partnership with India's Ma'din Academy

    United Arab Emirates -  January 12, 2021:  Educators without Borders (EWB), a Geneva-headquartered global organization that provides education to children in crisis affected regions, has announced its partnership with South India’s leading educational center Ma'din Academy.  This is aimed to promote partnership and bolster cooperation in educational services by exchanging experience and developing human resources for the new world. Under the agreement signed with the EWB, Ma’din Academy will lead the global organization’s educational initiatives in the South Asia and South East Asian regions.  Sheikh Sayyid Ibraheemul Khaleel Al Bukhari, Chairman  of Ma’din Academy, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dr. Mohamed Albaili, Chairman of Educators without Borders, ......read more

    What's your Colour Code?

    January 11, 2021:    The New Year brings a chance to turn the page and reinvent ourselves, inside and out. That fresh energy inspired the new designs joining the Pandora Colours collection, including statement rings, earrings, charms, bracelets and pendants in a full spectrum of vivid hues. Ranging from bold, prismatic charms to sleek solitaire rings featuring bright, sparkling stones, the new pieces invite countless styling combinations.  Stack, play and curate unique looks for every mood, day and occasion. “We want to take our consumer on a journey through the colour wheel, allowing them to explore a range of shades as beautifully diverse as they are,” say Francesco Terzo and A. Filippo Ficarelli, Pandora’s VP Creative Directors. Ready to start a new season and a new story? Kick off 2021 with ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Students win EGA Grant to Build AI-powered Drones and Robots

    • The students’ proposals aim to solve challenging industrial problems under extreme conditions • The grant winning proposals entail the development of intelligent systems to provide EGA with autonomous measurements of carbon baking furnaces   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—10 January 2021:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced that Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA) has awarded an AED 150,000 grant to three proposals put forth by ADU Electrical, Computer, and Mechanical Engineering students. The grant will support the winning proposals to build artificial intelligence-powered drones and robots, in preparation for EGA’s third edition of the AI Robot competition.    This follows ADU’s announcement of its students winning first and second place in the last EGA 2020 ......read more

    ADU's College of Health Sciences Enters Strategic Partnership with Mubadala Healthcare's National Reference Laboratory

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 06 January, 2021:  Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Health Sciences (CHS), and the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), wherein the two parties will work together closely on a variety of academic events and research-based projects, in addition to opportunities for knowledge-exchange among the students and employees. The MoU was signed by Professor Waqar Ahmad, ADU’s Chancellor, Professor Wassim Y. Almawi, the Dean of the College of Health Sciences (CHS), and Mr. Abdul Hamid Oubeisi, CEO, National Reference Laboratory (NRL). Also present was Dr Laila Abdel Wareth, Chief Scientific Officer and Deputy CEO at NRL.  Professor Wassim Y. Almawi, the Dean of the College of Health Sciences (CHS) stated: “It gives us great ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University and Universiti Sains Malaysia Sign Agreement

     The agreement includes student exchange programs, joint studies, research, and training activities    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 04 January 2021:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has signed a Collaboration Agreement with one of Asia's most prestigious universities, the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang (USM), a public institution of higher learning and a pioneering, transdisciplinary research-intensive university.    The Collaboration Agreement focuses on both universities' mutual goals, including promoting and establishing partnerships to develop, support, and enhance research activities, educational programs, and training in media and communication.   Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of the Abu Dhabi University, and Professor Faisal Rafiq Mahamd Adikan, Vice-Chancellor of ......read more

    Knowledge Group Partners with Wiley Efficient Learning on Advanced Professional Certification Programs

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 31 December 2020: Knowledge Group (KG), the training, development and consulting arm of Abu Dhabi University (ADU), today announced its partnership with Wiley Efficient Learning, a leading global provider of online and self-study test prep, exam review and professional development education for individuals, schools and businesses. The partnership aims to integrate the Wiley certifications prep courses and programs into the Knowledge Group programs for accounting and finance professionals.  The partnership is set to provide comprehensive online resources and advanced professional certification for KG's candidates training for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) as well as Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications.  Dr. Ahmad Badr, ......read more

    MBRU Chancellor Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Meets Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG to Discuss Research and Knowledge-sharing Collaboration

    • Professor Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and chairman of the Merck Foundation Board of Trustees, was welcomed at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences and virtually met with H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chancellor of MBRU   Dubai, December 16, 2020: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) hosted Professor Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, chairman of the executive board of E. Merck KG, one of the world’s oldest and largest companies specializing in life sciences, healthcare and performance materials; to discuss collaborative efforts in research and knowledge exchange.    During the visit, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chancellor of MBRU & Chairperson of its Board of ......read more

    Tatawwar 2021: Arab Youth's Optimism Gathers Momentum as They Look to Become the Next Generation of Social Innovators in the UAE

    • More than 3,000 students apply for the 3rd edition of HSBC and Potential.com’s ‘Tatawwar’ program to date   • ‘Tatawwar’ calls for teachers and students to register before December 31, 2020, and help build tomorrow’s minds   December 14, 2020:  More than 3,000 students from the UAE and other Arab countries, are taking the opportunity to become the next leading social innovators in the region by participating in ‘Tatawwar: Building Tomorrow’s Minds’, a joint program by HSBC and Potential.com.    The 3rd edition of ‘Tatawwar’ has seen an increase in the number of participants, reflecting the youth’s growing interest to work towards a brighter future and prioritize sustainable business. This edition has also ......read more

    Industry Input Needed Into What Is Taught In Schools, Says UAE Careers Expert

    More leading players urged to follow lead of Culligan Middle East in helping shape student career paths  Dubai, UAE, 9th December, 2020: A UAE careers expert says industries which can make a difference to the world should have an input into what is taught in schools, to help students follow the lead of Greta Thunberg. Maria Vitoratos, founder of the UAE Careers Community, says young people who focus solely on academic pathways can lose out on rewarding careers offering them opportunities to play a part in solving world problems. Vitoratos, who is also Careers Coach at Dubai English Speaking College (DESC), convened a double careers session with one of the region’s leading water treatment experts, Rodger Macfarlane, Technical Director of Culligan Middle East. Macfarlane discussed career opportunities in the water ......read more

    Education Above All Foundation Enters New Partnership with Gavi to Promote Immunisation in Nigeria

    The project will provide immunisation for 100,000 children and women to support progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals with respect to health and education Doha -  7 December 2020:   Promoting healthcare and education amongst the world’s most vulnerable communities and funded by the Qatar Fund for Development, Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, have entered into a partnership agreement to launch an integrated immunisation project in Nigeria, a country with the highest percentage of unimmunised children in the world. It aims to raise immunisation coverage and ensure a healthy and prosperous future for children and families in Nigeria. Coinciding with EAA’s ongoing education project with UNICEF and co-funded by the Qatar Fund for Development ......read more

    Together With UAE

    United Arab Emirates -  November 30, 2020:  PACE Education Group once again bolstered their social commitment and determination through the achievement of it’s consecutive 5th Guinness World Record on 29th November with the largest online video chain of people passing a flag to commemorate the 49th UAE National Day.  The attempt organized by the India International School, Sharjah under the theme – “Together with UAE” was initiated as an expression of respect, love, solidarity and standing together as a community with the nation of UAE during these trying times. As many as 3537 students belonging to 15 nationalities, parents and employees of IIS Sharjah together with PACE Group, accomplished this remarkable attempt of an online video of waving the UAE national flag as a tribute to the ......read more

    Nawah Celebrates Graduation of First UAE Nationals from Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Management Certification Program

    24 November 2020 – Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the Joint Venture nuclear operations and maintenance subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), recently celebrated the graduation of the first UAE National leaders from its Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Management Certification program. Nawah has designed the program to develop UAE National leaders in managing the specific technology utilized at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, the cornerstone of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program. Eng. Ali Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of Nawah, and Paul Harden, Chief Nuclear Officer of Nawah, led the first session in early 2020 at Nawah’s Training Center in Abu Dhabi, prior to continuing the program virtually as part of ENEC and its ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Faculty and Staff Get Active at Al Hudayriat Island's New Sports District

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—19 November 2020:  As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to continue encouraging health and well-being and coinciding with Dubai Fitness Challenge 2020, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) held a sports event for its Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campus faculty and staff members, at Hudayriyat’s new leisure, sports and entertainment destination in Abu Dhabi, developed by Modon Properties.  The one-day event kept ADU’s faculty and staff members’ adrenaline pumping with a range of outdoor activities including cycling on Al Hudayriat’s track, boxing on the beach and CrossFit exercises. The day’s program was led by personnel from Peak Fitness Gym, a leading fitness center in the UAE offering a complete multi-disciplinary, cross-training approach to fitness and ......read more

    NYUAD Researcher Aids in the Development of a Pathway to Solve Cybersickness

    This research guides the way for the widespread use of immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality in a variety of industries Fast facts: ● Virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies have grown in popularity as they can immerse users in novel situations and environments by simulating the necessary stimuli.  ● However, when using VR or AR technologies such as head-worn displays, users frequently report symptoms of nausea, disorientation, and sleepiness.  ● This is more commonly referred to as cybersickness, a form of motion sickness that has been caused by the use of technology.     Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 18, 2020:  Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Neuroimaging Center at NYU Abu Dhabi Bas Rokers and a team of researchers have ......read more

    HBMSU celebrates 76 valedictorians on the ‘Dean's List-Spring Semester 2019/2020'

    Al Awar: "Our learners are our best bet to lead change and create the future with their high spirits and aspirations. The sky is the limit.” 17 November 2020 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) celebrated its latest roster of valedictorians who were recognized for their distinguished academic performance in the ‘Dean's List’ ceremony for the Spring Semester 2019/2020. Organized by the university’s Learners Relationship Management (LRM) team, the ceremony was held recently online in the presence of H.E. Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, the Chancellor of HBMSU, faculty, and administrative members, learners from various academic programs, and their family members. Al Awar congratulated the high achievers for scoring academic excellence and scientific distinction in key programs, including Business and ......read more

    Gulf Medical University hosts High School Students for Research Experience in the College of Pharmacy

    17 November 2020 - United Arab Emirates: The College of Pharmacy at Gulf Medical University - Ajman, hosted a group of high school students from “GEMS Schools” for an organized tour as part of ‘Future Scientists of the UAE’ Initiative. The tour included visits to the laboratories and research centers to provide students with an on-ground research experience in the drug discovery and development laboratory.  Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of Gulf Medical University, who accompanied the school students on their campus visit which is a part of the practical training course of ‘Future Scientists of the UAE’ initiative launched by the university two years ago, said: “In continuation to the initiative we started two years ago, we organized a research experiment for students from one of ......read more

    Expo Centre Sharjah in 5-year pact with Ministry of Education

    MoU to facilitate visit of more students to International Education Show Sharjah, 16 November 2020:  The country’s premier higher education fair is set to extend its reach to more students and schools in the country, thanks to the support of the UAE Ministry of Education.  Expo Centre Sharjah, which organises and hosts the long-running International Education Fair, has signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education, thereby helping more educational institutions to take advantage of the event. Important platform Engineer Abdulrahman Al Hammadi, Undersecretary of Ministry of Education, affirmed that that International Education Show provides an important platform to guide students about the options available at universities, adding that signing the MoU comes as part of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge Casts Eyes to the Future With Launch of New Edition of Scholarships for Distinguished Students

      ADEK’s Abu Dhabi Scholarships program provides an entire ecosystem for distinguished students, including enrollment, counseling, internships, employment opportunities and many more.   Fast-Track applications for students with acceptance letters from world’s top 20 universities.   Holistic 2021/22 scholarships with enhanced benefits aimed at outstanding students who will drive Abu Dhabi’s future socio-economic development.    1,726 eligible Grade 12 students and university undergraduates, 600 parents and 150 school career advisors, joined the virtual preparation roadshow hosted by ADEK’s Abu Dhabi Scholarships Division.    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 November 2020:  Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has revealed that applications for the ......read more

    Deadline Extended for School Librarian of the Year Award

    •        Nominations will now close on 14 March 2021 •        Award recognises exceptional librarians who make an impact in  their schools Dubai, 8 November 2020:  The deadline for nominations for the prestigious annual School Librarian of the Year Award has been extended until 14 March 2021, with the  awards to be presented in June 2021. The extension was announced by the Emirates Literature Foundation and The Executive Council of Dubai, who give the awards to reognise those librarians who have made an exceptional impact in encouraging reading in their schools. “We have taken this decision to reflect the enormous difficulties that librarians are working under as a result of the pandemic,” explained Isobel Abulhoul OBE, CEO and trustee of the Emirates ......read more

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    School Librarian of the Year Award 2021 Opens for Nominations

    • Award promotes librarians’ exceptional impact in encouraging reading in their schools • The fifth consecutive year of collaboration between Emirates Literature Foundation and The Executive Council of Dubai highlights the importance of promoting the love of reading to the younger generations   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 13 2020:  The search is on for the UAE’s top school librarians with the return of the prestigious annual School Librarian of the Year Award. Now in its fifth year, and  given by the Emirates Literature ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Alumnus Awarded Prestigious Chevening Scholarship

    Touba Marrie, who graduated in 2019 from NYU Abu Dhabi, will pursue a master’s degree at Cardiff University in Data Science and Analytics   Abu Dhabi, UAE – September 13, 2020:  NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Class of 2019 alumnus Touba Marrie, has been awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarship, the UK government’s international awards program aimed at developing global leaders. Marrie will be pursuing a fully funded Master of Science (MSc) in Data Science and Analytics at Cardiff University. Marrie, originally from Gambia, majored in Mathematics with a minor ......read more

    Mansoor Al Awar reiterates commitment to enhancing UAE's leading role as one of the most prepared countries for smart learning

    HBMSU welcomes learners with a series of virtual meetings   University marks the beginning of academic year 2020-21 12 September 2020- Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) marked the beginning of the academic year 2020-21 with a series of virtual introductory meetings chaired by His Excellency Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU. The meetings were aimed at welcoming already existing learners and new comers to a new year of academic and scientific excellence. Al Awar underlined the way forward in harnessing smart technologies in service of smart learning, which ......read more

    Three GEMS Education Schools in Dubai Celebrate a Combined 75 Years of Quality Education

    • The Kindergarten Starters reaches 30th anniversary, The Westminster School turns 25 and The Millennium School marks 20 years  • All three schools have delivered successful track records of all-round quality education for their students and communities over the decades     United Arab Emirates,  September 10, 2020:  Principals, teachers and students at three GEMS Education schools in Dubai this week celebrated significant milestones in their schools’ journeys, as The Kindergarten Starters turned 30 years old, The Westminster School enjoyed ......read more

    Education for All – ADEK Ensures Access to Education Opportunities for Students of Determination With Autism

    - Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge approves expansion plan for Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Special Education (MRC)  - Expansion to accommodate 118 new UAE National students with Autism taking the total number to 293 - Renewed New England Center for Children (NECC) contract ensuring service continuity for five years   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- September 5, 2020:  In line with its strategy to ensure  access to  education opportunities for all students, Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has announced an expansion ......read more

    Modesh Scholarship Promotion Brings Happiness and AED450,000 in Cash Prizes to 18 Lucky Families This Dubai Summer Surprises

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2 September 2020:  The new academic year is underway across the UAE, but for 18 lucky families who were shopping during Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), the return to classes reveals another cause for celebration. This year’s edition of DSS saw the launch of the ultimate Back to School raffle – the Modesh Scholarship Promotion. Open to students of all ages and their families, the raffle saw a total of AED450,000 awarded to 18 shoppers, with each winner receiving AED25,000. To help ease the burden of paying for academic fees as well as shopping for ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Launched a Series of Free Community-Focused Initiatives

    The ‘Investing in our Community’ initiative delivers online support to teachers, working professionals, and high school students preparing for higher education   • Held during the month of July and August, the ‘Investing in our Community’ initiative delivered 80 workshops, attended virtually by 7,200 participants • It witnessed great interaction and vital participation receiving over 5,000 questions and 4,500 chat messages and reached a number of views through Facebook of over 55,000.      Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 01 ......read more

    Back to School: 6 Tips for Keeping Children Safe Online

    NordPass gives advice on keeping children safe online   United Arab Emirates,  September 01, 2020:  With the back to school season in full swing, the dangers of online hacks, scams, and cyberbullying increase. Today, children spend more time online than ever before. Most schools now require children to have their own laptops or tablets, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, when most schools chose remote teaching. However, few schools give clear instructions to children and parents about how to stay secure online.  NordPass has collected some tips and tricks ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Discusses Back-to-school Health Tips '

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  September 01, 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) highlighted back-to-school health tips and preventative precautions as children gear up for school.  Dr. Hend Al Awadhi, Head of Health Promotion and Education Section in the Dubai Health Authority's (DHA) Public Health Protection Department says, “In line with governmental guidelines, schools have adopted stringent precautionary measures to reduce the possibility of transmission of infection among students and to provide a safe and healthy educational environment. Parents also play ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Private Schools Welcome Return of Students as the new Academic Year 2020\2021 Begins

    United Arab Emirates,  September 01, 2020: It’s good to be back! Thousands of students have begun returning to school across Abu Dhabi for the start of the new academic year 2020/2021.  All private schools in the Emirate have reopened with one of the five models outlined in the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) Schools Reopening Policies and have implemented precautionary measures detailed in guidelines to ensure a safe return to class. Safety measures include: no more than 15 students in the same cluster; maintaining 1.5 meter social distancing ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Alumna Awarded Prestigious Global Korea Scholarship

    - Class of 2020 alumna, Emma Kay Tocci, has been awarded the Global Korea Scholarship to study Korean and complete a Master’s degree in International Studies-   Abu Dhabi – August 30, 2020: NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Class of 2020 alumna Emma Kay Tocci has been awarded the Global Korea Scholarship, a fully-funded program sponsored by the South Korean Ministry of Education. Tocci will travel to Daegu city to study language and culture for one year, before continuing to complete a master’s degree in Seoul.   NYUAD’s first GKS scholar, Tocci majored in ......read more

    Back To School – Children Nutrition By Dr. Nagwa Iskander Elkhouli, Specialist Pediatrician at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 August 2020:  As the school start is drawing nearer it is important to think about the nutrition of our children to support their immunity decrease the chances of acquiring infections.    Here are some pointers parents should think about when planning their children’s diets to ensure balance.   1. Choose Protein – Protein are a great source of energy. Choose seafood (if your child is not allergic), lean meats and poultry, eggs or soy based products.    2. Fruit Vitamins & Natural Sugars ......read more

    The Education Affairs Office at the Crown Prince Court in Abu Dhabi Issues “Teaching in the United Arab Emirates: 10 Lessons From TALIS” Book to Drive a Positive Change in the Educ

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 26 August 2020:  The Education Affairs Office (EAO) at the Crown Prince Court in Abu Dhabi today launched “Teaching in the United Arab Emirates: 10 Lessons from TALIS” – a new book that provides teachers in the UAE with practical guidance as they support the nation’s youth and prepare them for the world. Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the book builds on discussions from Qudwa 2019, a teachers’ forum organized by the Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court of Abu ......read more

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University launches new first-of-its-kind learning model for undergraduate and postgraduate programs

    A smart learning reboot for the new semester Mansoor Al Awar: 'The blended delivery model is the yield of 18 years of continuous innovation in infrastructure ensuring comprehensive smart learning for future innovators.' Successful combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning signals a leap towards creating a generation that is technologically and scientifically qualified to lead progress and development. Accredited bachelors’, masters’ and doctoral degrees delivered with the blended smart learning model. Learning becomes anytime and anywhere starting from ......read more

    Over 10,000 Students to Participate in the First Online Arts & Science Exhibition at Gulf Medical University

    United Arab Emirates, 26 August 2020:  More than 10,000 students from various schools across the UAE are expected to participate in the 14th annual edition of the ‘Medical and Science Exhibition (MASE)’, the biggest inter-school medical and science exhibition in the country organized by Gulf Medical University (GMU). This will also be the first fully online edition of MASE, organized in conformity with the safety regulations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Participation is open to students of grades 10, 11 and 12; individuals as well as teams can participate. ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Launches New Concentrations for College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences

    • The new programs will provide foundations in Robotics and Automation, Industrial Mechatronics, and Media Production     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—25 August 2020:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced three new concentrations in its College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences, set to launch in the upcoming semester. The new concentrations will provide a foundation in Industrial Mechatronics as part of the ABET-accredited Mechanical Engineering program, Robotics and Automation as part of its ABET-accredited Electrical Engineering ......read more

    Ministry of Education successfully concludes ‘Estedad' program for scientific research and entrepreneurship at HBMSU

    In line with initiatives aimed at equipping young generation with knowledge, research tools, and leadership skills Mansoor Al Awar: “We are committed to dedicating our knowledge, resources and accumulated experience to support the Ministry’s aspirations in line with the directives of HBMSU’s President to reengineer education as we gear up for the future.” August 24, 2020 - In a major contribution to support the Ministry of Education’s 2020 online academic activities for the summer, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has successfully completed two ......read more

    MBRU Joins UAE Ministry of Education's Estedad Program to Engage Future Healthcare Professionals

    Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences faculty lead interactive sessions on diverse education and career opportunities in medicine and health sciences and network development   Dubai, August 17, 2020: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), has taken strides to engage healthcare professionals of the future by playing a leading role in the UAE Ministry of Education’s (MoE) Estedad program, a one-of-a-kind program that helps students transition from high school to university. The Estedad program aims to provide high ......read more

    International Baccalaureate May 2020 Results Update

    August 17, 2020:   Today, after careful deliberation, the IB will be making an adjustment to awarded results for the Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP) May 2020 session, where applicable, using predicted grades and coursework (IA). Given the current unprecedented circumstances, using the IAs as the basis for awarding the updated grades provides an accurate and reliable reflection of an IB student’s performance. The IA grades are based on student coursework and assessed by trained independent IB examiners.     The IB confirms that no IB ......read more

    Emirates Talent Association and HBMSU partner with global technology pioneers to train youth in cloud computing, IoT, and 3D printing skills

    New programs and international partnerships to drive leadership for creative minds   H.E. Dhahi Khalfan: “Our collaboration with technology giants comes as part of our efforts to equip future leaders with knowledge and innovation.”  Mansoor Al Awar: “We continue to collaborate with AWS and Signify to further invest in young talents, our most important asset.”   August 15, 2020 - As part of its continuing efforts to establish a highly qualified generation of technology and knowledge pioneers, the Emirates Talent Association and Hamdan ......read more

    UniRef Launches Pilot Project to Offer University Education for 100 Syrian Refugees

    Classes begin on August 17 in Amman, Jordan, in partnership with IFRC, Red Crescent Societies and Jordan Red Crescent; 5-year mission will cover 5,000 refugees Dubai, August 13, 2020:  After two years of determined efforts, in partnership with the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) and the Jordan Red Crescent, UniRef (University for Refugees) is launching a pilot project to provide university education for 100 Syrian refugees in Amman, Jordan. This is part of a five-year mission that will cover 5,000 student refugees. Yvelyne Wood, CEO and Co-founder of UniRef, says: ......read more

    RAK Academy Begins New Academic Year With High Safety Standards in Effort to Protect Returning Students

    Ras Al Khaimah, 13th August 2020: Ras Al Khaimah Academy – a leader in the primary school sector in the Emirate – is set to welcome the new academic year with a set of stringent precautions to ensure students’ safety from the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Academy is working to assure parents that their children will be attending campuses that adhere to the highest safety standards when they re-open on August 30, 2020.   Academic institutions across the UAE had been ordered to close in March 2020, as part of the COVID-19-related precautions, relying instead ......read more

    Over One Third of Aldar Academies Students Achieve A* and A Grades in Record A-level Results Year

    •         Aldar Academies, part of Aldar Education, is celebrating a record year of A-level results with more than 1 in 3 students achieving A* or A across all subjects •         Almost 100 per cent pass rate has been achieved for all students, with more than 85 per cent achieving A* - C grades  •         These record results have been attained thanks to Aldar Academies’ distance learning provision, which was awarded the highest possible rating across all academies by ADEK, crediting the ......read more

    The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Sharjah participates in “UAE Youth Engagement for Better Tomorrow”

    Sharjah, UAE, 12 August 2020:  Students from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Sharjah (AASTS) recently took part in a webinar organized by the Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime as part of UN International Youth Day celebrations. Participation in this initiative is part of AASTS’ continuous efforts to adopt new methods that connect students with the maritime sector, which is one of key sectors that support global economy and trade.  The webinar covered a wide range of topics tailored for the UAE’s next generation of ......read more

    Dubai Student Shortlisted for Prestigious Oxford-Princeton Essay Competition

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 12 August 2020 – Dunecrest American School is proud to announce that Maya El-Chal, an IBDP candidate at the school, has been shortlisted for the prestigious John Locke Institute 2020 Essay competition. Ms. El-Chal competed with almost 3,000 applicants from around the world; professors from Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Harvard and Chicago adjudicated the competition.   The John Locke Institute is an independent educational organization that runs various residential courses, revision seminars, essay competitions and events for exceptional ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Introduces a 20% Discount for Healthcare Heroes and Their Families

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11 August 2020:   Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced a 20% reduction in fees for the country’s healthcare heroes, their spouses and children, in recognition and appreciation of their tireless efforts in safeguarding the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 outbreak. The initiative seeks to lend a helping hand to healthcare workers and their families, who wish to enroll in undergraduate or postgraduate degrees. Scholarship recipients will have access to more than 50 academic programs as of the first semester of the academic year 2020-2021 ......read more

    Rize Virtual University Fair Connects Abu Dhabi Students with World's Most Prestigious Higher Education Institutions

      Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) implements platform for students to begin crucial first steps on higher education journey   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 10, 2020:  With thousands of students embarking on their higher education journeys, Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) was keen to connect high-school students across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi with leading local and international universities in the absence of physical events.   Launched in early July and spanning four weeks, the Rize Virtual University ......read more

    Get School Ready With Super Back to School Offers and Exciting Activities, Brought to You by Dubai Summer Surprises

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 09, 2020:   Parents and children across Dubai can finally count down to the start of the new school year with the first day of term only a few weeks away.   As the summer holidays come to an end, the citywide Back to School campaign is in full swing, brought to you by Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS); bringing joy to families with great events and unmissable promotions from some of the city’s favourite stores and attractions.      ...read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Alumna First Woman to Ever Receive Prestigious Bseisu-Cambridge Scholarship

    Abu Dhabi, UAE - August 9, 2020: NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Class of 2020 alumna Bana Alamad has been awarded the prestigious Bseisu-Cambridge Scholarship, offered by the Bseisu Foundation. The first woman to receive the Bseisu-Cambridge scholarship since it was established in 2005, Alamad will be pursuing a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Genomic Medicine, an integrated clinical and research degree at the University of Cambridge.  Hailing from Jordan, Alamad graduated from NYUAD with a major in Biology and a minor in Visual Arts and has always been passionate about integrating both ......read more

    BA Students Complete Their First Year of Studies at Sharjah Performing Arts Academy

    First cohort of performing arts undergraduate students make history in Sharjah   Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 09 August 2020:  The determination of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, to create a standalone, professional performing arts academy in the Middle East has been fully realised with Sharjah Performing Arts Academy (SPAA) successfully completing its first, full academic year of teaching and learning. The only dedicated performing arts academy in the Middle East welcomed its first cohort of BA students in September 2019 from the ......read more

    HBMSU holds virtual graduation ceremony for participants of 4th ‘Emirati Programmer' program, uses blockchain to distribute certificates

    New generation of young Emiratis empowered to utilize next-gen tools to reshape the future Lt. Gen. Tamim: ‘We are in constant pursuit of creating a positive environment to further empower our talented youth’ HBMSU’s Chancellor: ‘We will equip our nationals with all tools required to enhance their contribution to building a bright future for our country’ Use of blockchain shows HBMSU’s commitment to Emirates Blockchain Strategy 2021 and support for UAE’s bid to become a global hub for advanced technologies Partnership between Emirates ......read more

    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 ......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 ......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, ......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 ......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. ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University highlights best practices in excellence and innovation to redefine the future of higher education

    Sharing leading expertise and accumulated experiences to serve the Egyptian academic community during the ‘Egypt Government Excellence Award’ Mansoor Al-Awar: “Excellence, quality, and innovation, coupled with implementation are essential pillars to enter the new global race towards achieving comprehensive and sustainable development.” July 22, 2020 - Dr. Mansoor Al-Awar, Chancellor of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) emphasized the value of innovation and excellence in establishing the foundation of higher education as he discussed the ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

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