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    UCL Qatar Presents New Online Teaching Toolkit for Parents and Educators

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 03, 2020:   In collaboration with Dr Stacy Hackner, professor at UCL Arts & Sciences, UCL Qatar, a Qatar Foundation partner university, has created a toolkit to help parents and educators deliver creative object-based learning and inquiry. The toolkit facilitates learning and provides practical session plans to get parents and educators started.  Object-Based Learning (OBL) is a type of educational practice that incorporates everyday objects and works of art, as well as first-hand experience for learning. This type of transformative learning technique is meant to provide an alternative to lecturing, copying, and memorizing. The format is based on facilitation whereby teachers guide students through a variety of activities, which ensures that all the learning objectives are ......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, 2020:  Three GEMS Education schools were recognised in this year’s prestigious Sharjah Award for Excellence and Educational Excellence. GEMS Our Own English High School Sharjah – Girls (OOS) placed first in the ‘Outstanding ......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 introduced the Rize University Preparation and Career Guidance Program. A subset of Rize Enrichment Programs, this new program aims to equip high school students with the necessary guidance, tools, and resources to prepare them for their future university ......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 Challenge (GIC), which culminated in the annual GEMS Innovation Awards on 21 May, were held in suitably ground-breaking fashion, with close to 4,000 attendees from the UAE, UK and Egypt. The award ceremony marked the end of a journey of an intensive ......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 individual needs and keeping on top of learning schedules. During this time, it is important to recognise that this is an abnormal situation to be in, so be kind to yourself and look at the positives in every situation.   TALK ABOUT ......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 Egypt, Laura AlDhahi from Kuwait, and Sahil Rattha Singh from India.  The winning submission, titled Haweia – an Arabic term meaning “identity” – will be a sculptural installation with a smooth exterior façade of ......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 overcoming the odds through sheer determination to surpass all expectations and set new benchmarks.  GEMS Education celebrated the achievements of this year’s winners virtually in an online tribute, honouring its annual commitment to ......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 produce over 1000 clips required for face masks using the University’s state-of-the-art 3D printers, within the course of just two days. Additionally, and in a bid to support the local healthcare sector and help flatten the curve of COVID-19, ADU ......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 technology providers ahead of the transition to distance learning earlier in March of this year. These key partnerships seek to equip all schools and students with the needed resources, connectivity and devices to ensure that students can continue their ......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 work in the new economy. Deloitte mentors are paired with mentees to support them through virtual meetings along their skills building and employability journeys. They will also provide them with exposure to the world of work, and support them in ......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 addressing regional transition challenges from education to employment.  Malia Group will be extending opportunities to AGFE Scholars in order for them to gain work experience and to develop key soft skills that are valued by employers and ......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 students on the pathway to completion of their degrees. For each course, students will complete assignments and research projects and return them electronically for grading by faculty, ensuring efficient and transparent assessment procedures. The ......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 implications of artificial intelligence on society and economics.   Speaking on the launch of the series, Director of Public Programming at The Institute Philip Kennedy commented: “The Institute is very keen to sustain the atmosphere of ......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 latest live stream took place on Thursday evening with Nick Arnold, the British writer of weird and wonderful science and history books for children. Presented from his laboratory in the UK, the online show gave viewers the chance to see ......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 project between Brand Dubai, the creative unit of the Government of Dubai Media Office, and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to creatively revitalise parking spaces in key areas of Dubai. The objective is to turn Dubai into an open museum, with ......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 the crisis. Addressing challenges and minimizing impact to education systems requires a holistic strategy from government that considers all key stakeholders including education leadership, suppliers and providers, in addition to beneficiaries ......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 well as enrich their knowledge of the Emirati experience and strengthen their link with the Emirati cultural identity through innovative, interactive channels, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), in cooperation with the Ministry of ......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 undermining access to education for refugees. The fund focuses on the gaps and challenges faced by the most vulnerable refugee youth and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon, which are in the top 10 countries hosting the largest numbers of refugees ......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 organisation, Ideas Beyond Borders, are on a mission to translate and add more Arabic content online.  In an interview with Euronews, Momen Mohamad, a student at the University of Mosul, and part of the translation project that has been running ......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), delivered a virtual read-out of five consortia’s technical and commercial bids for the 2 GW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Independent Power Producer (IPP) project – to be located in Abu Dhabi. The project has received, from the first-ranked bidder, ......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 in the hospital’s intensive care unit, and hospital staff have been using the goggles for their day to day operations.   Neil Matthews, Principal and CEO of GEMS Wellington Academy, Al Khail, said: “GEMS Education has reached ......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 world. The session, titled Happy, Healthy Families: Eat Well, Feel Good, was the second in a series of live social media streams to give the audience the opportunity to meet with famous authors and artists from the safety of their own homes. From ......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 hailing from seven countries worldwide. The conference, aimed to encourage the research activity of university students in the UAE, GCC, and Arab countries, provides an exceptional forum for students to present their researches and interact with young ......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 youth with increasingly limited opportunities to continue their higher education. Given that there are lower rates of graduate students in the Arab world than the global average, it is a game-changer for these Arab youth who are being given access ......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 organising free webinar to address the common issues that parents face while teaching at home. Titled, ‘Decoding e-Learning in Early Years’, the webinar will be held on Wednesday, 22nd April between 11am and 12 noon, open to all parents ......read more

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    Record Breaking 7 Million Cambridge English Exams were Conducted in 2019

    United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt have seen exponential growth in the past year  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 19, 2020:    Cambridge Assessment English, a part of the University of Cambridge has reported more than 7 million Cambridge English exams were conducted last year by ambitious people around the world. As United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt have seen exponential growth in the past year, more and more people are interested in learning and improving their English skills in schools and at work, both online and in classrooms. The Cambridge ......read more

    GEMS Education Collaborates with IBM to Upskill its UAE Schools in Emerging Technologies

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 18, 2020:   GEMS Education today announced its collaboration with IBM to launch a pilot programme introducing IBM Digital – Nation platform. Delivered on IBM Cloud, the platform is designed to offer advanced knowledge and skills in key emerging technologies to over 2,000 students and 70 teachers across the United Arab Emirates.   Through this initiative, GEMS Education students will have access to over 75 different courses comprising over 250 hours of learning. The platform will provide a range of programmes, with a focus on highly ......read more

    GETEX 2020 postponed to protect public health and safety

    17 March 2020 - In line with the UAE government’s efforts to implement precautionary measures aimed at ensuring the protection of public health and safety due to the current situation brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, organizers of the annual Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX), have announced its decision to move the event from April 16 - 18, 2020 to March 25 – 27, 2021 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC). The organisers of GETEX have also committed to host an abridged version of the Student Recruitment event on ......read more

    Dubai Cares Extends Global Footprints Into Central Asia by Launching Vocational Training Program in Tajikistan

    • The AED 5,510,250 (USD 1.5 million) program is set to directly benefit 7,800 young people aged between 15 and 35 years old and indirectly benefit 45,000 community members  • The 3-year program seeks to provide life and working skills, vocational training and business development support     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 16 March 2020:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has expanded its geographical outreach with the launch of its first educational program in broader Central Asia. The AED ......read more

    Crimson Education Educates UAE Youth on Sports Scholarships as a Pathway to Elite Us Universities

    Footballer, entrepreneur and politician Tessa Berger flew in from New Zealand to give UAE youth an insight on gaining scholarships to leading US educational institutions.    Dubai, UAE, 8th March 2020:   University admissions and online tutoring specialists Crimson Education held an event at The Warehouse Gym in Al Quoz yesterday (7th March), targeting UAE-based student athletes.   The event, hosted by former professional footballer and Director of Crimson Athletics, Tessa Berger, provided UAE students with an invaluable insight into securing sports ......read more

    AXA Gulf and Emirates International School Meadows Host Exclusive Workshop to Prepare Students for the Job Market

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 08, 2020:   AXA Gulf, one of the largest international insurers in the GCC, announced that it partnered with Emirates International School Meadows (EISM) to develop an exclusive one-day program for over 70 of the school’s students from Year 11. The tailored workshop was aimed at preparing senior students from EISM for the workplace – and provided insights on building their own personal brand as well as an understanding of how the corporate world works.  The workshop, entitled ‘Stand Out,’ was delivered by AXA’s ......read more

    GETEX creates platform to explore the future of young learners with Gulf Schools & Nurseries Expo 2020

    Primary and secondary education providers to highlight wide variety of learning options for parents seeking for ideal education path for their children February 27, 2020 – As an entry point into the domain of student recruitment for K-12 Education, the Gulf Schools & Nursery Expo will be held alongside GETEX, the Middle East’s longest-running Higher Education student recruitment event this year. Under the banner, Gulf Schools & Nurseries Expo 2020, the event will take place from April 16 to 18, 2020 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre ......read more

    30th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Names Goethe as Focused Personality

    In honour of the German writer’s literary and cultural impact on poetry and philosophy Abu Dhabi, 29 February 2020: The 30th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has named the late, famed German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe as its Focused Personality. Taking place from 15 to 21 April 2020 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the fair has chosen Goethe in recognition of the profound and lasting literary and cultural impact made by the legendary novelist, statesman, poet and philosopher. The ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Kicks Off the New Semester Welcoming Over 7,200 Students

    • 47% of students enrolled in the current semester are UAE nationals, with the remaining 53% consisting of over 82 other nationalities • The largest proportion of students, 2,487, are enrolled in the College of Engineering • The College of Business has enjoyed its best intake for ten years    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—26 February 2020: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) officially kicked off the 2019-2020 spring semester this week, welcoming over 7,200 new and returning students across its campuses in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain. The enrolled students ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University's STEM Competition Welcomes Over 700 School Students

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—23 February 2020: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) hosted the second edition of the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competition in a bid to create unique solutions to real world challenges. Held at ADU’s Al Ain campus, the competition brought together over 700 students from 32 public and private high schools in Al Ain.  Led by supervisors from their schools, contestants brainstormed practical solutions and put their knowledge to the test by answering a set of thought-provoking mathematical, science, technology, and engineering ......read more

    Rabdan Academy Showcases its State-of-the-Art Academic and Training Programs During UMEX 2020

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 February 2020: Rabdan Academy, which is a university based in Abu Dhabi that specializes in safety, security, defense, emergency readiness and crisis management sectors, participated in the Unmanned Systems Exhibition (UMEX) and Simulation and Training Exhibition (SimTEX), the world's largest and the only regional standalone events focusing on advanced training model technologies. The exhibitions were held in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center from 23 – 25 February, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi ......read more

    GEMS Global Innovation Showcase 2020 Sees 1,500 Student Innovators and Entrepreneurs Exhibit Their Technology-Rich Solutions to the World's Biggest Challenges

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The fourth edition of the region’s largest youth innovation and entrepreneurship exhibition took place in Dubai on 8 February and in Abu Dhabi on 15 February 2020. The GEMS Global Innovation Showcase saw over 1,500 youth innovators across 400 teams present their technology-rich solutions to global and corporate challenges. Participating teams used exponential technologies such as machine learning and data science to address the world’s most pressing issues across a range of topics including healthcare, education, disaster resilience and prosperity. ......read more

    All systems go for coming GETEX Spring 2020 edition

    UAE education sector forecasted to witness five per cent CAGR from 2018 to 2022 February 15, 2020: Organizers of the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX), the Middle East’s longest-running student recruitment event, has announced preparations are well underway for the coming Spring edition of the event, which will take place from April 16 to April 18, 2020 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (DICEC). The event is set to take place against the backdrop of an accelerating education sector in the UAE, fueled in part by the evolving career trends and ......read more

    UAE Community Takes Millions of Steps in Solidarity With Children Who Walk Long Distances to Reach School in Developing Countries

    • Participants completed a symbolic 3km walk to highlight the average distance children must walk to school in developing countries • Expo 2020 Dubai and Nemo mascots mingle with their fans during the walk  • Families enjoyed the carnival-like atmosphere that included roaming performers and live music      Dubai, UAE, 15 February 2020:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives; today (Friday February 14, 2020) welcomed thousands from the UAE community who walked 3 kilometers in solidarity with ......read more

    Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (SUAD) to Host Open Day for Prospective Students

    Abu Dhabi - UAE, 13 February, 2020: Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (SUAD) will welcome prospective students, parents, teachers, and counselors to its Open Day on 19 February to get familiar with the institution, its services and the university experience. Open from 9.00am to 7.00pm, the event is an ideal opportunity for visitors to explore the undergraduate, postgraduate, and the Executive Education programmes that the university offers in the fields of Humanities, Sciences, Languages, Social Sciences, Law, Economics and Management. With plenty of options for those seeking a post-secondary ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Celebrates UAE Innovation Month

    Abu Dhabi, 12 February 2020:   Abu Dhabi University (ADU) will host a series of initiatives and events in honor of the UAE’s fifth annual Innovation Month, with the aim to raise awareness on state-of-the-art innovations and pave the way for the young innovators of tomorrow.  The celebrations, which include an exhibition, a student competition, a science festival, and a challenge workshop, kicked off on 30 January and will run until the end of February 2020. To capture the spirit of the month, ADU’s Innovation Center launched a competition entitled ‘ADU ......read more

    Rabdan Academy Showcases its Academic Programs during the 6th UAE Education Interface Exhibition

    Abu Dhabi, February 10, 2020:  Under the patronage of Lt. General H.H Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the 6th UAE Education Interface and Middle East Youth Expo 2020 was launched. Rabdan Academy announced its participation in the two-day event, which will host over 150 exhibitors from the public and private academic and educational sectors. Her Excellency Sheikha Dr. Shamma Bint Mohammed Bin Khaled Al Nahyan, Chairperson of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan Cultural and Educational Institutions, launched the event  and ......read more

    ‘Multipurpose Vest' from GEMS World Academy, Dubai Wins the UAE's First Solve for Tomorrow Contest

    First-of-its-kind contest in the UAE aimed at empowering students to positively think about how to impact their local communities. Dubai, UAE – 10th February, 2020:   Samsung Gulf Electronics has announced the winners of the UAE’s first Solve for Tomorrow contest. Three teams of GEMS World Academy, Dubai students were shortlisted – with the ‘Multipurpose Vest’ developed by Jacob Lee and Tomaso Vigo taking home the Grand Prize.  The contest challenged students in grades 6 through 12 to use their STEM (science, technology, engineering and ......read more

    Rabdan Academy Launches Activities and Events to Enrich Innovation Month 2020 and Highlight Student Creativity

    * Organizing an SDGs-centered workshop * Presenting 7 outstanding student projects * Addressing 6 focus areas during a discussion session organized and presented by students of the academy   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 06 February 2020: Rabdan Academy, specialized in safety, security, defense, emergency readiness and crisis management sectors, is participating in the UAE Innovation Month 2020 initiative, the largest national event to celebrate innovation and innovators, under the theme "The UAE Innovates in Preparation for the Next 50 Years". The academy's participation will ......read more

    Dubai Heights Academy Principal Shares Her Top Tips When Considering a New School

    With over 600 schools in the UAE at present, finding the perfect school for your child can be a daunting experience.  However, there’s more to selecting the perfect school for your child than imagining what they will grow up to be – with many factors for parents to consider such as curriculum, subjects taught, location and fees, amongst others. Alison Lamb, Principal, Dubai Heights Academy, said: “Before making any decision, it’s important to visit and participate in a tour of all schools on your consideration list. Just a short visit, during school hours, ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai enSEmble Choir Rocks at DSF's ‘Market Outside the Box' Event

    UAE’s first choir for Determined Ones and CUD’s dance and music groups enthrall the audience Dubai, February 5, 2020:   Canadian University Dubai highlighted its performing arts with a 90-minute concert held at ‘Market Outside the Box’ (MOTB), one of Dubai Shopping Festival’s attractions, at Burj Park, on 25th January. The performance consisted of CUD’s dance club, K-pop dance group, band and enSEmble Choir – the UAE’s first choir for the ‘determined ones.’ The picturesque open-air venue overlooking the Burj ......read more

    GEMS Education organises Road Safety campaign in partnership with RTA, STS and Road Safety UAE

    • Students pledge ‘#GEMSSAFETYFIRST’ to follow traffic rules and road safety • Week-long workshops organised by GEMS Education, RTA, STS and Road Safety UAE supported by GEMS Education staff and parent community     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 05, 2020:   GEMS Education in collaboration with Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), School Transport Services (STS) and Road Safety UAE, organised a week-long Road Safety Campaign to spread awareness among students regarding road safety, traffic rules and protocols. As road safety is a ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Students Experience an Up-close Look at the 2020 United States Presidential Election

    ● During this unique January Term course, students met with five leading democratic presidential  candidates: Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard and Michael Bennet, and saw Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar live ● The students also met with journalists, political consultants, elected officials, and voters to understand the key aspects of a campaign       Abu Dhabi, UAE, 03 February 2020:   This January, 15 NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) students from across the globe got a unique, on-the-ground look at how the ......read more

    GEMS Dubai American Academy launches the Center of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

    In line with GEMS Education’s future-focused approach to learning and driving innovation, the Center of Excellence for AI and Robotics will promote and deliver outstanding future technology learning experiences for students     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 30, 2020:   GEMS Dubai American Academy has announced the launch of its new Center of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. The establishment of this Center is a response to the rapid rate of technological and societal changes in today’s world and aims to drive the changes ......read more

    Rowayyah Alhefeiti wins EY UAE Corporate Finance Woman of the Year Award

    The EY initiative, now in its third year in the United Arab Emirates, inspires female Emirati business students to take up careers in transaction advisory services (TAS) and corporate finance   Dubai, UAE – 29 January 2020:   Rowayyah Alhefeiti, an Emirati female student from Zayed University, has been named the winner of the EY UAE Corporate Finance Woman of the Year (CFWY) award at a ceremony held in Dubai. Rowayyah was selected from a group of seven finalists who competed at the national level in the country. Following her win, Rowayyah will now compete against ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah's first Catholic school is officially opened by RAKEZ Chairman

    • Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi cuts ribbon on 1,800-capacity British curriculum school • St. Mary’s Private High School is part of Ruler’s vision for high educational standards in Ras Al Khaimah    January 28, 2020, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates: Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ), has officially inaugurated the new St. Mary’s Private High School in Ras Al Khaimah, the first Catholic school in the Emirate.     After cutting the ceremonial ribbon, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr ......read more

    VISS raises funds for the Australian Bushfires

    Proceeds from annual school celebration donated to support the Australian Bushfire Appeal Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - 27 January 2020 - The Victoria International School of Sharjah (VISS), a premium school offering the Australian Curriculum and the IB diploma, celebrates Australia Day with their annual Sausage Sizzle. This year’s Australia day became a campaign to raise funds for the catastrophic bushfires spreading throughout Australia.  Dean Pyrah, Executive Principal of VISS said, “This is an event we put together every year, and clearly this year it made sense ......read more

    An average of 3,019 students at Maktoum Quran Learning Centers in 2019

    70% of whom were females   Dubai, 27 January 2020: The Department of Maktoum Holy Quran Memorization centers of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) announced that an average of 3,019 students were enrolled in the centres during 2019 – 70% of whom were females. Statistics by the centres’ department indicated that an average of 201 workshops were organized last year, and an average of 189 teachers worked in the centres - around 72% of whom were females.   The Holy Quran Memorization seminars organized by Maktoum Centers ......read more

    NYUAD faculty awarded prestigious Edwin G. Conklin Medal in Developmental Biology

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 25, 2020: Professor of Biology at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Claude Desplan has received the 2020 Edwin G. Conklin Medal in the field of Developmental Biology. Presented by the Society for Developmental Biology, the Edwin G. Conklin Medal, established in 1995 and awarded annually, recognizes a developmental biologist for continuously making extraordinary research contributions, and for being an excellent mentor who has helped train the next generation of outstanding scientists.  Desplan studies how the brain develops, and in particular how the many ......read more

    Dubai International Academy receives accolades for 2019 achievements

    Dubai International Academy earns top spot at World School Games Year 13 student wins Middle East Youth Expo Young Leader of the Year   Dubai, UAE, 22 January 2020:   Dubai International Academy (DIA), an International Baccalaureate school run by Innoventures Education, is celebrating the start of the year with two awards under its belt.  DIA has been ranked first in the 2019 World School Games (WSG) leader board, receiving a total of 263 points and besting other schools from the UAE and around the world, including from countries such as England, Scotland, ......read more

    GEMS Education teachers win grand prizes in GEMS Rewards-Emirates NBD competition

    Another initiative to honour teachers with the opportunity to participate in the competition held as part of the GEMS Awareness Programme in 2019       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 21, 2020:    GEMS Rewards, an exclusive rewards programme for the GEMS Education community, has announced the winners of a competition held in partnership with banking group Emirates NBD. Prizes included a brand-new Toyota RAV4 as well as iPads and smartphones.   The competition was launched during GEMS Awareness Day, an annual event held to introduce new ......read more

    Sheffield Private School takes top honours at the Credence High School's annual Quiz Masters 2020

    The sixth edition of the UAE’s popular inter-school quiz competition witnessed record participation   DUBAI - January 21, 2020:   The Sheffield Private School won the sixth edition the annual UAE Credence Quiz Masters Tournament, organized by the Credence High School, Dubai. The 2020 edition the UAE’s largest inter-school quiz competition was held recently in the school auditorium in the sprawling Credence campus in Al Khail, Dubai.   Sharjah Indian School, Juwaiza, and Our Own English High School Sharjah (Boys) took home the trophies for the first ......read more

    GEMS Education Indian curriculum schools shine in 2019-20 KHDA DSIB inspections

    GEMS New Millennium School improves overall rating from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’         Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 19, 2020:    GEMS Education’s Indian curriculum schools in Dubai have once again raised the bar achieving significant improvements in the KHDA’s recently announced 2019-20 Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB) results.   GEMS New Millennium School – Al Khail was the star performer, jumping from an overall ‘Good’ rating to ‘Very Good’, while The ......read more

    AU Offers 20% Discount to Ajman Government Staff

    Ajman-UAE: January 16, 2020 – Ajman University (AU) is to offer 20% discount on tuition fees for Ajman Government staffers studying in graduate and undergraduate programs. The discount, valid all study years, is applicable to the colleges of; Law, Mass Communication, Humanities and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering & IT, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Architecture, Arts & Design. To enjoy the discount, students need to prove, each semester, their work with the Government of Ajman, according to an agreement recently inked by Ajman University and the Central ......read more

    Education leaders gather at the first Ras Al Khaimah Principals and Deans Roundtable

    Ras Al Khaimah, 14 January 2020: RAKEZ Academic Zone has organised the first edition of the Principals and Deans Roundtable in Ras Al Khaimah, which welcomed K-12 school principals and directors of international branch campuses operating within the zone. The event served as an avenue to discuss the programme offerings and education quality assurance model that is being followed by the respective institutions. The universities and schools present at the event were the University of Stirling, Munnar Catering College, Bath Spa University, Swiss Business School, University of Bolton Academic ......read more

    Schools from across the UAE to battle it out at Credence High School's annual Quiz Masters 2020

    The sixth edition of the popular inter-school quiz will be held on January 16   DUBAI - January 13, 2020:  Credence High School, a consistently ‘GOOD’ rated CBSE curriculum school, which is home to students from over 34 nationalities, will host the sixth edition of its annual UAE Quiz Masters Tournament, the UAE’s largest inter-school quiz competition on Thursday, January 16, 2020. The popular event will be held in the school auditorium in the sprawling Credence campus in Al Khail, Dubai.  Mr. Adittya Nath Mubayi, ace quizmaster, knowledge ......read more

    Winter Study Tour at Ajman University Introduces 42 International Students to the UAE's History and Future

    AU Winter Study Tour Introduces 42 Int’l Students to UAE History, Future UAE’s values of Diversity and Inclusiveness endorsed by Ajman University’s Winter Study Tour Ajman University Promotes UAE’s Diversity, Inclusiveness in Winter Study Tour Ajman-UAE: January 12, 2020 – Ajman University (AU) hosted an interdisciplinary Winter Study Tour, January 3-9, 2020, as a way of introducing international students to the UAE’s rich history and future prospects as well as the institution’s own legacy of inclusion and innovation.  A total of 42 ......read more

    Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivers keynote speech at inaugural GWAMUN conference

    • GEMS World Academy Model United Nations (GWAMUN) hosts first conference in Dubai from January 9 to 11, 2020 • Guest of honour and 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations – His Excellency Ban Ki-moon and ambassador of GWAMUN - addresses the inaugural session and delivers keynote on ‘Global Citizenship’       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 11, 2020:    His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations and co-chair of the Ban Ki-moon Center for Global Citizens, inaugrated the first GEMS ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Schools Champions Resumes Action in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Kicks Off in Al Dhafra

    Seven sports kicked off across various cities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 8, 2020:   Abu Dhabi Schools Champions, organized by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Department of Knowledge and Education, and Inspiratus resumes action this weekend in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra, following the school break. The action resumes for students of both genders in Cycles 1, 2 and 3 on January 10th in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain and will kick off on January 17th in Al Dhafra.  In Abu Dhabi, ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi's January Term 2020 offers students unique, global educational experiences to inspire future growth

    ● With 90 courses in 24 countries, the tenth annual January Term (J-Term) aims to enhance cultural knowledge exchange and globalization   ● J-Term 2020 offerings will give students an opportunity to engage in field work focused on understanding the UAE’s local customs, explore real life challenges in countries in the region,  experience the US presidential political process, and more   Please click here for the video.    Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 7, 2020: NYU Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) January Term (J-Term) 2020 – a ......read more

    Dubai Police Academy launches week-long pre-event activities ahead of graduation ceremony

    Breathtaking performances featuring luxury cars, bands, police dogs, bicycles & horses to go on until January 9 Dubai, 03 January 2020 – An array of pre-event activities, organized by the Dubai Police Academy ahead of the graduation ceremony of higher education students and 27th batch of cadets, began yesterday (Thursday, January 2) at several locations in the emirate. The activities include a series of police shows, formations and bands, as well as a group of recreational and educational events that highlight the role of Dubai Police General Command in contributing to the ......read more

    Empower: Investing in National Cadres Tops Our Achievements

    Aiming to support and develop national talents  Dubai, UAE -  30th December 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, highlighted the importance of supporting its Emirati employees to pursue higher qualifications, such as bachelor's and master’s degrees in business administration, project management, engineering management, data analysis, excellence in environmental management, media and public relations. This move reflects Empower’s commitment towards Emiratisation and building ......read more

    AU Students Bring Happiness to 50 Orphans

    Ajman-UAE: December 28, 2019:   A group of over 50 orphans enjoyed a day to remember at Ajman University (AU) with caring students of biomedical engineering here. The function, part of AU social responsibility, was organized by the Office of Student Life, Deanship of Students Services, in collaboration with the Human Appeal International and Al Ihsan Charity Association. The orphans were over thrilled with an array of activities, face-painting, and games, while all of them went home with gifts. The fun-filled festival saw the participation of Dr. Nahla Al Qasimi, Dean, ......read more

    Ajman University to Partner with 6th Int'l Conference on Education 2020

    Ajman-UAE: December 25, 2019 – Ajman University (AU), is to participate in the 6th International Conference on Education organized by the International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), in Bangkok, Thailand, April 3-5, 2020.  This partnership reflects the University belief in the key role of scientific conferences in exchanging knowledge in various fields, mainly education, to improve the quality of the teaching and learning. Dr. Mohammed Al Taher, Associate Dean, College of Humanities and Sciences, AU, is a member in the scientific committee of the ......read more

    MBRU Develops First-of-its Kind Values Council in UAE to Increase Positivity and Workplace Motivation

    Designed to instill a culture where employees and partners (students) are passionate about the work that they do  Values Council will be staffed by students and employees   Dubai; December 24, 2019:   Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) has announced the formation of a Values Council, which will drive the values agenda of the University and ensure the MBRU family – students and faculty, live and act the MBRU values daily, and work with a heart for service.   The Council, a first for any institute in the UAE, will ......read more

    RIPE NCC Joins International Conference on Arab e-infrastructure in Abu Dhabi

    Organisation supports e-AGE, a launching pad for research and education connectivity and cooperation December 23, 2019 - The Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC), the Regional Internet Registry for more than 24,000 members across 78 countries, recently sponsored and participated to the 2019 edition of the annual e-AGE international conference organised by the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) in Abu Dhabi, as part of its academic capacity building initiatives. Innovators, researchers, scientists, academics and businessmen were among the ......read more

    IMA Resala Scholarship Initiative Continues to Drive Outstanding Results through Collaborative CMA Training & Education Programs

    IMA Awards 16 Professional CMA Scholarships to Resala Charity Organization in Cairo Cairo, Egypt, December 22, 2019 – IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) awarded a total of 16 professional CMA scholarships to Resala Charity Organization & Resala Training Center (RTC), five of which were presented at a joint event in Cairo this week. The partnership, aimed at improving the accounting skills of professionals through free CMA training, continues to achieve high passing rates, further affirming the success of this initiative, now in its second year.  This ......read more

    Ajman University, First Uni, to Integrate with UAE Pass

    Ajman-UAE: December 18, 2019 – Ajman University (AU), following an agreement sealed on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, has become the first university in the country to integrate with the UAE's new smart identity scheme known as ‘UAE Pass’. The UAE Pass, a new national digital identity and signature solution for citizens, residents and visitors, will significantly ease, expedite and secure all federal and local government transactions for AU students, faculty, and staff. UAE Pass not only allows users to securely identify themselves to service providers through ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Researcher Discovers Exoplanets Can Be Made Less Habitable By Stars' Flares

    ● Exoplanets are planets that orbit stars outside the Solar System ● Some exoplanets are thought to have liquid water on their surface and therefore the potential to host life - these exoplanets lay in the ‘habitable zones’ of stars  ● A researcher at NYU Abu Dhabi has discovered that exoplanets lacking sufficient shielding can be impacted by high radiation bursts from the star, known as ‘flares’     Abu Dhabi, UAE – December 16 2019:   The discovery of terrestrial exoplanets, planets that orbit stars ......read more

    INFINITI Engineering Academy 2019 Middle East winner awarded a life-changing career opportunity with INFINITI and Renault F1® Team

    • INFINITI names engineering student Raoul Samarani as the 2019 Middle East’s winner of its acclaimed INFINITI Engineering Academy • Following an intense final at Al Masaood INFINITI Showroom in Abu Dhabi, Samarani has become the last of the seven Academy Engineers (one per participating region) to be awarded a unique one-year placement to work in automotive and Formula 1™ • Chosen by a panel of judges from INFINITI, Renault F1® Team, the Alliance and Harvard University, Samarani will begin his unique one-year placement with INFINITI and Renault F1® ......read more

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