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    Dubai College of Tourism Offers High School Graduates Range of Career Choices for Future Success

    Admissions still open for September 2018 intake at government-backed vocational training college  Dubai, UAE; 14 August 2018:   With GCSEs and A-Level examination results due to be released shortly, high school leavers across Dubai will be focused on taking the next steps towards their future careers. The pressures of decision-making can often pose a dilemma for young people who want to continue their studies but do not wish to take the traditional academic routes – and it is important to remind students that there are alternative pathways to success.  This year, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) is providing various options for students with its innovative programme of vocational education offered at its Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), that was established to lay ......read more

    Middle East student receives Global Educational Trust Award from the CISI

    A student from Egypt was chosen among the four winners of the most-coveted CISI Global Educational Trust Award this year, to be the first from the region to receive this award GET Award underlines CISI’s commitment to tapping the rich potential of young generation to lead the future of the financial services profession    Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018:  The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), the leading professional body for securities, investments, wealth and financial planning professionals, recently announced the winners of this year’s CISI Global Education Trust (GET) Awards. Amongst these is Egyptian student, Aya Elbuhaisi, the first awardee from the Middle East.    Together with other winners from Philippines, Singapore and South Africa, Aya, an Accounting ......read more

    Dubai College of Tourism Encourages Emirati and Expat Students to Apply for Final Scholarship Spots

    Full scholarships for DCT’s retail course still available  ‘City of Gold’ scholarship initiative run in collaboration with Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group Dubai, UAE; 7 August 2018:   Full scholarships offered by the Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), part of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), for its retail course are still available and both Emirati and expatriate students are encouraged to apply.   Many UAE nationals and resident expatriates from different nationalities have already applied to secure the 20 ‘City of Gold’ scholarships that are being offered by DCT for its Certificate in Retail course, in collaboration with the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG). A few more full scholarship spots are still available and are open to ......read more

    Exploring the future: Emirati students from the Petroleum Institute on a study tour in Germany

    Seven students from the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi learn about technology made in Germany Wintershall supports the trip for the fifth time now and actively contributes to the scientific and cultural exchange between Germany and the UAE Abu Dhabi, August 01, 2018:  Seven Emirati students from the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi with different engineering backgrounds started their study tour in Germany supported by Wintershall on July 29.The trip will be concluded on August 4 and focuses on technology made in Germany. During the tour the students get to know new solutions of the German energy economy, cutting edge technological study approaches as well as new exploration and production methods for oil and gas. The students will also learn more about the use of oil and gas in the chemical process visiting BASF, ......read more

    315 UAE Students Attend iCamp & Job Shadow Day Program Organised by INJAZ and Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    Dubai, UAE, July 29, 2018:  Students from four schools and two universities in the UAE participated in the Innovation Day Camp iCamp and Job Shadow Day program hosted by INJAZ UAE and longtime partner Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML). The Job Shadow Days are day-long workshops which allow students to explore various career options.  Students from Al Khaleej National School, Dubai National School, Al Ittihad Private School, International School of Arts & Science, American College of Dubai and Jumeirah University attended five iCamp workshops run by volunteers from BAML. The workshops introduced students to various aspects of entrepreneurship through practical activities overseen by corporate mentors. Mentors from BAML shared their experience with the students, giving them an opportunity to learn about professional ......read more

    MODUL University receives worldwide recognition for its research and publications – 3rd in Europe, 12th globally

    MODUL University Dubai reinforces its commitment to its fully-integrated research centre – CSRE Dubai, July 28, 2018:   MODUL University Dubai, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments [DFM: DIC], has proudly announced the latest ranking that its Vienna campus has achieved amongst the best 25 Universities for “Top Cited Publications” globally reinforcing the outstanding quality of MODUL University’s faculty and research capabilities. The ranking unveiled recently by U-Multirank – one of the world’s leading independent ranking institutions funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme, applies a multi-dimensional, user-driven approach to international ranking of higher education institutions.  MODUL University is the only Austrian university in the prestigious list ......read more

    UAE students to benefit from GSA wellbeing research

    Global Student Accommodation (GSA) Group’s ‘Student Wellbeing Matters’ study, highlights seven ‘stressors’ affecting student mental health and advocates holistic community and lifestyle solution     Dubai, UAE, 24 July 2018 –   Student wellbeing is not just a national, or a regional issue, it is a truly global issue, according to the latest international study, released by Global Student Accommodation Group (GSA), entitled Student Wellbeing Matters.     After analysing over 10,000 pages of evidence from more than 280 studies, reports and articles from the UK to Australia, GSA and its research partner Red Brick Research have established several clear patterns that are prevalent across all the respective student populations ......read more

    Acute shortage of psychologists has triggered glaring imbalance in UAE's psychology sector, say experts

    Canadian University Dubai launches Bachelor of Arts in Psychology to boost UAE’s licensed psychology sector Dubai, July 24, 2018:  The launch of a new bachelor program in Psychology seeks to address the glaring imbalance in availability of psychologists in proportion to population size in the UAE.  According to well-known psychoanalyst Dr. Yana Korobko, author of the book ‘Arabs in Treatment: Development of Mental Health System and Psychoanalysis in the Arab-Islamic World’, there is just 1 psychologist per 200, 000 UAE residents, and more than 33,000 patients are without the specialist care they need.   The new Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program, available in both English and Arabic, has been launched by Canadian University Dubai (CUD). The university will admit its first cohort in the ......read more

    Emirates Aviation University launches a research centre in collaboration with Coventry University

    Dubai, UAE, 24 Juy 2018:   Emirates Aviation University (EAU) has announced the launch of a new research centre and doctoral training college in collaboration with Coventry University. The Dubai-based Research Centre for Digital Innovation and Artificial Intelligence will train its research students to specialise in a range of disciplines related to these fields, including aviation, management, security and smart cities. Building on an existing partnership between EAU and Coventry, through which the two institutions have run joint postgraduate programmes in the aerospace field for over a decade, the new venture will see PhD students awarded their degree from both universities. Research students will be based in Dubai, but will also spend time in Coventry and receive support from Coventry University academics. The ......read more

    6-Day SCTDA Tour Guide Training Program Conducted by SUC

    July 19, 2018:  Skyline University College has signed an agreement with Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority as the official Tour Guide Training Program provider for Sharjah tour guides. The agreement was signed by SCTDA Chairman, Mr. Khalid Jasim Al Midfa and SUC Executive Director and Chair of the Executive Council, Mr. Nitin Anand. The pilot run of the proposed program was conducted on June 20, 2018 at the SCTDA Office while the initial 6-day Tour Guide Training Program was conducted from June 24, 2018 to July 1, 2018 at SUC Campus.  Various topics were covered during the 6-day training program such as: UAE Tourism, Sharjah History, Sharjah Tourist Attractions, Heritage and Culture, Presentation Skills, Tourism Marketing, Innovation in Tourism, Reputation, Management, First-Aid Training, Happiness, and ......read more

    One Day Course in Dealing with and Managing Difficult Stakeholders

    July 19, 2018:  Skyline University College has welcomed 24 participants from Nigeria for the One Day Course in Dealing With and Managing Difficult Stakeholders on June 27, 2018 at SUC Campus.  The resource speakers of the program were SUC Head of Academics-School of Business, Dr. Ajith Kumar; Head of Academics-School of Information Technology, Dr. Deepak Kalra; and Professor, Dr. Amitabh Upadhya. During their respective sessions, the speakers covered the topics of Stakeholders Requirements and Basic Concepts of Attitude, Personality, and Perception; Conflict Management and Strategies in Handling Difficult Stakeholders; and Role of Emerging Technologies and Social Media. At the end of the program, each participant was awarded with a certificate for successfully completing the course.  

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    Sandooq Al Watan and DarkMatter Launch Second Phase of "Emirati Coder"

    Initiative follows successful first stage which was launched in January 2018 Abu Dhabi, July 7, 2018:  Sandooq Al Watan, the national initiative launched by prominent Emirati businessmen to support research projects that are in line with the UAE’s vision to diversify beyond oil, today announced the start of the second phase of the Emirati Coder programme.  The programme was developed in conjunction with Abu Dhabi-based education consultancy Ajyal Talent Management, a DarkMatter company.  Emirati Coder aims to create a pool of talent that will be capable to meet the challenges of the future labour market. It primarily focuses on developing students’ knowledge of the language of programming. The second phase of Emirati Coder follows the successful first phase, which was launched at the end of January ......read more

    UK College of Business & Computing inaugurates its first International campus in DIAC

    Inaugurated by Mr. Mohammad Abdullah, Managing Director of Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) & Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP) the launch was well attended by the UKCBC Board of Governors, distinguished guests, senior KHDA executives and other key dignitaries.  UK College of Business and Computing(UKCBC) is the first branch of a UK Technical and vocational Education and Training institution set up in Dubai With six campuses in the UK, the new UKCBC campus is in the heart of Dubai International Academic City with modern facilities.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 5, 2018:   UK College of Business & Computing (UKCBC), one of London’s most reputed higher & vocational education inaugurates its international campus in Dubai in the presence of Mr. Mohammad Abdullah, Managing Director of ......read more

    Bachelor of Pharmacy Receives International Certification from ACPE

    Dubai, UAE, July 05, 2018:  Ajman University’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program has been granted International Certification by the US-based Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).  The ACPE’s favorable decision comes after due consideration of the Evaluation Team Report (ETR), the College’s Self-Study Report, and the recommendations of ACPE’s International Commission.  This prestigious certification renders AU’s BPharm program to be internationally recognized for its quality and outcomes. According to the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), the official number of pharmacy schools outside the United States is 1,945. As one of only 11 non-American universities to earn ACPE certification, AU is proudly part of an elite 0.6% of pharmacy colleges with these ......read more

    L3 Cts Cadets to Train at Etihad Aviation Training in Abu Dhabi

    Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018:  L3 Commercial Training Solutions (CTS) and Etihad Aviation Training (EAT) have signed an agreement enabling cadets enrolled on the L3 Airline Academy Integrated ATPL course to undertake foundation flight training at EAT’s training facility in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. The agreement will increase L3’s capacity for flight training, enabling it to meet the demand for its industry-leading ATPL Commercial Pilot career program. It ensures the continuation of the renowned professionalism and quality of the training performed by the Approved Training Organisation (ATO). The agreement offers a new location for cadets to undertake flight training in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. EAT is a well-established ATO with one of the largest training facilities in the Middle East region, offering fantastic ......read more

    The Annual Skyline Iftar at Skyline University College

    Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018:  Breaking the fast during Ramadan is traditionally done together as a community. In observance of the holy month, Skyline University College alumni, parents, and students have come together for the annual Iftar Dinner with the Skyline faculty and staff community on May 30, 2018 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. The hall was filled with familiar faces, relishing the sumptuous food prepared by Skyline.  Moroever, in this Year of Zayed, SUC Services Committee, chaired by Dr. Taleb Eli, endeavors to reach out to the community by organizing various initiatives such as the Iftar Dinner and cricket match for the University City of Sharjah laborers on May 31, 2018 at SUC Cricket Ground. The Skyline faculty and staff joined the laborers in breaking the fast and the laborers spent the night away playing cricket. ......read more

    Horizon International School's Got Talent: Students Showcase Spectacular Performances

    Over 35 students, from 20 different nationalities competed across 10 varied categories United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 1st July 2018:   Horizon International hosted - ‘Horizon’s Got Talent’ show at the school Auditorium.  Children of multiple nationalities from years 4-10 took to stage to display some spectacular performances. Over 35 students competed in varied categories including Music, Dance, Drama, Comedy and Magic. The aim in organising the event was in alignment with Horizon's vision of an inclusive, diverse school where growth mindset and high standards are non-negotiable. While such events enrich the curriculum and help develop the ‘holistic growth of the child', the Expressive Arts teach students the value of creativity, problem solving and teamwork.   The winners ......read more

    International researchers attend first workshop held at AUS Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC)

    Sharjah, UAE. June 27, 2018:  An international workshop on geospatial research in Gulf coastal environments featuring renowned researchers from around the world has recently been concluded at American University of Sharjah (AUS). The two-day event was held in the Main Building on campus.   This was the first workshop that the Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC) at AUS has organized. With seven prominent international researchers, along with four eminent local speakers attending the event as guest speakers, it is envisaged that the workshop will pave the way for future collaborations with industry leaders. The event focussed on three main topics. These were: Future Research for Geospatial Applications in Gulf Environments Availability of Geospatial Data in the Gulf Research Integrating Geodetic and Geospatial ......read more

    Skyline Suhoor Night 2018

    Dubai, UAE, June 21, 2018:  On the night of Skyline Suhoor, Skyline University College brought together its strategic alliances and partners such as consul generals, government officials, corporate leaders, members of the business councils and social clubs, school principals, and media at Al Majlis, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai on June 6, 2018. The Skyline team headed by Mr. Kamal Puri, Chairman of Skyline International Group and Founder President of Skyline University College welcomed each guest in a lavish Arabian set-up, complete with sumptuous middle-eastern cuisine and music. The night of gathering and networking served as a gesture of Skyline’s appreciation to its government and corporate affiliates for their continuous support. Some of the honorable guests of the night were Consul General of Sri Lanka, H.E. Charitha ......read more

    KHDA accredited Parent Education Courses equip parents with positive parenting tools

    The courses offer a range of topics relevant to today’s environment including the positive use of digital media, keeping children safe on the internet, managing behavior and others  June 19, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   With the rapid changes in family structure, parenting is now far challenging than it used to be. Recent researches endorse that parents are increasingly struggling to strike the right balance of positivity and discipline in their relationship with their child, while confronted with new technology, demanding work schedules and external influences, such as social media. As per a US-based study conducted in 2016 on parents of 0 to 5 years old, 73 percent of the respondents found parenting their biggest challenge, while 68 percent said that if they knew more positive parenting strategies they would use them. ......read more

    Emirates Aviation University announces new scholarship awards

    Dubai, UAE, 11 June 2018:   Emirates Aviation University (EAU) has announced that it will be awarding ‘top achiever’ scholarships to high school students applying to its undergraduate business and engineering programmes. A total of 50 scholarship awards will be presented to students, based on merit rather than their financial circumstances.   The scholarship programme is open to high school students from across the world who are interested in pursuing their undergraduate education in business and engineering at the Emirates Aviation University. The scholarship will provide a reduction of up to 50% on the yearly tuition fees for the education stream chosen by the candidate.   Candidates will first need to apply for admission through the EAU’s website. On confirmation of acceptance, ......read more

    FBMA Launches The Fatima Bint Mubarak Sports Library

    The first dedicated sports library in the UAE makes information easy and accessible to the Abu Dhabi community Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 11th 2018:   The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) announced that it has contributed a plethora of books to the Abu Dhabi Ladies Club (ADLC) seeing the construction of the first dedicated sports library in the UAE: The Fatima Bint Mubarak Sports Library. A myriad of scientific, administrational and inspirational books in both Arabic and English are available to fulfill the desires of every reader.  Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), “Mother of the Nation”, FBMA ......read more

    Nursery children prepare custom-made educational packs for the underprivileged

    British Orchard Nursery chain contributes 300 boxes for the ‘Lakum’ initiative this Ramadan May 30, 2018; Dubai, UAE:  In the true charitable spirit of Ramadan, young children of British Orchard Nursery across all its branches in the UAE created custom-made packages for their counterparts around the world. Contributing to Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum’s ‘For You’ – Lakum initiative and with the idea of putting smiles on the faces of children in need across the globe, the exercise aimed to inculcate a sense of social responsibility, compassion and care in nursery children.  The ‘Lakum’ boxes, lovingly prepared by the preschoolers, were even personalized by the children as they contributed their favorite toys in addition to the educational supplies including pens, ......read more

    ‘Think Science' Ambassadors Participate in the Prominent Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2018 Competition in Pittsburgh – USA

    Five ‘Made in the UAE’ projects showcased along with projects from 75 countries 11 Think Science Ambassadors were invited to compete with over 1,800 students from over 75 nations 8 female and 3 male high school students from UAE public and private schools travelled to Pittsburg in the USA to attend world’s largest high school science competition. Abu Dhabi, UAE – May 20, 2018 -11 young Emirati youth (8 females and 3 males) participated in the prominent Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the largest international pre-college science competition in the world, which took place in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania- UAE between 13-18 May 2018.    Five exceptional Think Science projects were showcased covering a wide range of innovations including:  a multipurpose ......read more

    University of Balamand in Dubai receives licence to offer Professional Teaching Diploma program

    Dubai, May 19, 2018:  Dubai Investments PJSC [DFM: DIC], the leading, diversified investments company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, has announced that the University of Balamand in Dubai [UOBD] has been licensed to offer the Professional Teaching Diploma program at its new campus in Dubai Investments Park [DIP], effective September 2018. The university has been accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation [CAA], a government-run institutional licensure and degree accreditation department of the UAE Ministry of Education.  UOBD will also offer the Bachelor of Science [B.S.] programs in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics as well as Bachelor of Arts [B.A.] in English Language and Literature. All programs are based on the American model of higher ......read more

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    Emirates Talent Association and Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University launch Artificial Intelligence program for UAE talents in bid to become globally competitive

    UAE, 4 February 2018 – As part of its plan to capitalize on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in building the future, the Emirates Talent Association in collaboration with Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) launch the ‘Artificial Intelligence’ program today (Saturday February 3, 2018) to train 49 qualified individuals to the Hackathon competition under the ‘Emirati Programmer’ program, a one-of-a kind national program aimed at establishing a generation of UAE Nationals technologically capable of leading the future and meet the challenges of the 21st ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Organizes Sixth Annual National Mathematics Competition

    Abu Dhabi – UAE: 4 February, 2018 –   College of Arts and Sciences at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) organized the sixth edition of the annual National Mathematics Competition. The competition aims to highlight the importance of mathematics and its applications in our practical life.  Held at ADU Al Ain campus, the competition attracted 150 high school students representing 40 schools across the UAE. Divided upon 75 teams, students compete to solve mathematics problems applied in real life situations over two rounds. All participating teams took part in the first ......read more

    UAE pre-school chain promotes inclusive learning environment

    Introduces screenings for early identification of children at risk of developmental delays Initiative endeavors to create a healthy, nurturing and safe learning setting for all children in line with Dubai Disability Strategy 2020 30 January 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Developmental screening is an important first step in identifying children at risk of developmental delays, yet many young children fail to receive it. In an effort to help families track growth and appropriate milestones of their children, the British Orchard Nursery has introduced a special developmental screeningat ......read more

    Skyline University College organized a 3-Day Boot Camp for GIFT University, Pakistan students

    Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2018:  Skyline University College Centre for Continuing Learning (CCL) has successfully awarded the Certificate Program in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Trends in Information Technology to GIFT University, Pakistan students after completing a three-day Boot Camp at SUC from January 16-18, 2018. The Boot Camp that consisted of lectures, workshops, and presentations covered the most relevant topics of today such as: Concept of Entrepreneurship, Destinations in UAE, Social Media Platforms in Business and Block Chain, Identifying Opportunities, Concept and ......read more

    Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University celebrates graduation of 396 learners of undergraduate and postgraduate programs

    UAE, 23 January 2018 – Under the patronage and in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, the University celebrated the graduation of the seventh and eighth batch of learners from the undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the School of Business & Quality Management, School of e-Education and School of Health and Environmental Studies. A total of 396 graduates attended the graduation ceremony at the Dubai World Trade Center, in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin ......read more

    Emirates Aviation University participates in Sharjah's International Education Show 2018

    DUBAI, U.A.E, 23 January 2018 –   Emirates Aviation University (EAU) returns to Sharjah’s International Education Show, the UAE’s leading Higher Education event, which will officially open tomorrow (24 January) at Expo Centre Sharjah. The show is considered the best platform for educational institutions from across the region and world to spot the brightest talents who are willing to pursue higher studies in a variety of specializations. EAU announced this year the launch of five new business programmes, responding to the demand for specialised, high-quality ......read more

    CG of India declared Champion at the 2nd Diplomat Cricket Cup by Skyline University College

    Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2018:  Following the success of the inaugural Diplomat Cricket Championship Cup last year, under the permanent patronage of Consulate General of India-Dubai, Skyline University College has organized its second edition hosted by Consulate General of Bangladesh on January 19-20, at SUC cricket ground. The CG of India beat CG of Sri Lanka by 44 runs making them the new champion of the 2018 tournament.  The Consul Generals who were actively involved in the tournament as players of their respective teams were H.E. Charitha Yattagoda of Sri Lanka and H.E. Mogobo ......read more

    UOWD announces partnership with University of Dubai to deliver IELTS Testing

    Dubai, 4 January 2018:   The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has partnered with the University of Dubai (UD) to deliver IELTS testing at UD’s campus in Dubai International Academic City. UOWD, an authorised IELTS testing centre in the UAE (under IDP Australia), will conduct its first testing at the University of Dubai on 6 January 2018 followed by monthly tests.  Test takers in and around Academic City can choose to take their IELTS test conveniently at the University of Dubai which offers a comfortable testing environment for students. With four ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Opens Registration for Sixth Edition of United Arab Emirates Undergraduate Research Competition

        Student contest to be held under patronage of His Excellency Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi    Participation open to all UAE undergraduates  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 3 January, 2018 – Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has opened registration for its sixth annual United Arab Emirates Undergraduate Research Competition (URC), held under the patronage of His Excellency Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education. URC aims to encourage undergraduate students from various higher education institutions across the seven emirates to expand their critical and ......read more

    Student Ambassador programme looks to empower tomorrow's sustainability leaders

    Part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, the Student Exclusive Ambassador Programme will empower its participants to play an active role in driving a sustainable future The most outstanding ambassador will win an internship at a major international technology company Abu Dhabi, December 28, 2017:   A group of 35 senior high school students from across Abu Dhabi have secured places in a new year-long ambassador programme which aims to inspire and engage UAE youth to become the next generation of sustainability leaders, it was announced today.    The Student ......read more

    MOU Facilitates AU Dentists to Prepare for Canadian Board Exams in UAE

    Dubai, UAE, December 28, 2017:  Ajman University signed a memorandum of understanding with a Canadian company Golden Target . This marks the launch of a unique training program that will prepare AU Dentistry students for the Canadian Board exam to obtain a practitioners’ license in Canada.  Signed by Dr. Karim Seghir, AU Chancellor and Dr. Raed Al Ani, CEO of Golden Target this MOU will assist the dental students who wish to practice Dentistry in Canada to prepare for their exams in UAE. The first course commences from 4th-24th February 2018 and has already witnessed an ......read more

    Emirati Nuclear Fuel Energy Pioneers Celebrate Graduation

    23 UAE Nationals engineers complete rigorous Nuclear Fuel Design Energy Pioneers Training Program New graduates set to become future leaders of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 December 2017:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has celebrated the graduation of 23 Emirati engineers including five females, who successfully completed ENEC’s rigorous Nuclear Fuel Design Energy Pioneers training program. Held in partnership with ENEC’s Joint Venture partner and Prime Contractor, the Korea Electric Power Corporation ......read more

    Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education Highlights its Achievements

    787 scholarships awarded to students from 17 Arab countries 17% of beneficiaries are refugees and displaced students Plans to double the number of scholarships by the end of 2018 Dubai-UAE: 27 December, 2017 –  Since its inception, the Abdullah Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) has served the education-funding needs of 787 high-achieving students from 17 Arab countries through its scholarship programs.    A status update released by the Foundation also revealed that AGFE will double the number of scholarships it awards by the end of 2018 ......read more

    Repton School Dubai wins award for Sustainability and Best Newcomer at the Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge

    Becomes the only UAE school representing the country at the World Finals in Abu Dhabi  Dubai, United Arab Emirates (December 23, 2017) –   Repton School Dubai participated recently in the World Finals for the Land Rover 4x4 Schools Technology Challenge for the first time with a five member team performing creditably to win awards for Sustainability and the Best Newcomer. Repton School Dubai was the only school in the UAE representing the country at the World Finals, which took place in Abu Dhabi, with the school coming 10th in the world at the end of the ......read more

    Skyline Signed MoU with Jaipuria Institute Management

    Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2017:  Skyline University College has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Jaipuria Institute Management on December 11, 2017 in Noida, India. SUC Dean Dr. Amitabh Upadhya and Jaipuria Institute Management Vice-Chairman Mr. Shreeva Jaipuria signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations. Both parties have agreed to collaborate on several areas of cooperation such as Faculty Exchanges, Student Exchange, Collaborative Projects, Scholarships, Information Exchange, Conferences, and Program Reviews.  Also present during the signing ......read more

    Zayed Book Award Longlist Announced for ‘Translation' Category

    Abu Dhabi December 20, 2017-  The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) today announced the “Translation Category” long list for its twelfth edition, consisting of 10 works from the 74 nominations received in the category since last May. The 74 titles included translations from English, French and German and were received from 19 Arab countries including Egypt, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Morocco.   Out of the titles in English, the long list includes two works published by Dar Al-Tanweer, Beirut; namely:   1. ‘’al-nizam ‘al-siyasi ......read more

    Repton School Abu Dhabi participates in Hour of Code global campaign

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (December 18, 2017) –   Repton School Abu Dhabi participated in the global Hour of Code campaign as part of Computer Science Education Week. The annual Hour of Code campaign is organized by code.org, a nonprofit group that is dedicated to computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities and is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide. A 1 hour session on coding was conducted across both campuses of Repton Abu Dhabi for all pupils with top coding pupils and a Pupil Digital Team being ......read more

    Khalifa University of Science and Technology Signs MoU with Top-Ranked Tsinghua University to Focus on Transformative Scientific Research

    Partnership with Chinese University Covers Academic Collaboration, Research Partnerships, and Exchange Program for Faculty and Students Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 December, 2017 –  Khalifa University of Science and Technology, a research university dedicated to the advancement of learning through teaching and research and to the discovery and application of knowledge, and Tsinghua University, Beijing – ranked among the world’s top 30 universities, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to embark on a collaborative program intended to support transformative scientific ......read more

    SGI-Gulf Announces Seventh Edition of ‘The Poetic Heart'

    Dubai - UAE: 13 December 2017 –  An initiative by SGI Gulf, The Poetic Heart - a poetry symposium bringing together eminent and young poets from across the region - will be held for the seventh consecutive year in 2018 in line with SGI’s vision of promoting peace, cultural understanding and human values through education.  To be held at the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) Auditorium in Dubai International Academic City, Dubai, UAE; The Poetic Heart will take place from 9:00am to 5:30pm on 4 February 2018.  Organized under the theme ......read more

    School Takes Pride in Contributing to Healthcare Sector in the UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 12, 2017:  St. Francis De'Sales High School (SFS School) commemorated their 150th year by felicitating Dr. Sanjay  Parashar of Coccona Clinic, Dubai and Dr.  Nasir  Kamal  of Al Maliha Medical Centre, Sharjah in recognition of their contribution in healthcare accomplishments of UAE, on Dec. 11, 2017.   Old students across batches came together in Dubai to reconnect with their batchmates and other schoolmates at Winny’s, Karama, Dubai. On this day, all students felicitated Dr.  Nasir  Kamal  of 1972 ......read more

    SUC Conducted the 10th CEO Lecture Series

    Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2017:  The Corporate Affairs Office of Skyline University College organized the 10th CEO Lecture Series on November 20, 2017 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall.  The Keynote Speaker and the veteran,   Mr. Rajesh Sethi, Chief Executive Officer of Noor Takaful with his vast experience in strategy, insurance, and investment banking has inspired the young minds.   During his talk, Mr. Rajesh shared his experiences where students can gain career insights and help them set their goals. He also discussed the challenges students will be facing in the ......read more

    National Reference Laboratory and the College of American Pathologists bring together regional professionals to discuss international laboratory standards

    Over 250 regional experts attended the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Inspector Training Program aimed at increasing awareness of the CAP checklists and standards and their impact on ensuring quality patient care National Reference Laboratory (NRL) reinforces its commitment to raise laboratory quality excellence in the region through its partnership with the CAP  Abu Dhabi, 10 December, 2017:  National Reference Laboratory (NRL), part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers, recently organized an Inspector Training Program in Abu Dhabi ......read more

    SUC signed MOU with Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

    Dubai, UAE, December 6, 2017:  Skyline University College has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah on November 28, 2017 at SUC Innovation Lab. SUC Deputy Director and Head of Marketing and Communications, Mr. Rakesh Gaur and Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah General Manager, Mr. Alan Stocker signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations. Also present during the MoU signing were SUC Corporate Affairs Office Head Mr. Pawan Bhatia, Waldorf Astoria Director for Human Resource Department Ms. Begina Campoy, and Waldorf Astoria Manager for ......read more

    UAE National Day celebrated in Skyline Carnival 2017

    Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2017:  Skyline University College held its 5th Edition of Skyline Carnival on December 1, 2017 at Skyline Campus in University City of Sharjah. SUC Founder President Mr. Kamal Puri welcomed the Chief Guest of the event, Mr. Mohammed Diab Al Musa, Education Advisor of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah for the event inauguration and UAE 46th National Day celebration. Balloons in colors red, green, white, and black were released as a symbol of support to the country and to the leaders of the ......read more

    IMA tackles the accounting skills gap, sends students to US Student Leadership Conference

    Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2017–  On November 9-11, IMA®  (Institute of Management Accountants), sent four students from Egypt, Qatar and UAE to represent the Middle East and Africa region at the organization’s annual Student Leadership Conference in Houston, Texas, USA. IMA chose the students from leading university partners in the region, namely American University in Cairo, Qatar University and the American University in Sharjah. “Every year, we send four to six students from the region where they meet over 600 students from China, Europe, India and ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim Set to Transform Customer Experiences Through Advanced Analytics

    Majid Al Futtaim School of Analytics and Technology develops internal expertise to better understand, predict and respond to customer needs and preferences Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2017:  Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has announced plans to enhance its advanced analytics capabilities, which will allow the company to gather deeper consumer insights, and in turn, revolutionise the personalised experiences it offers to customers. Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer at Majid Al Futtaim ......read more

    SUC conducted Tour Guide Training Program for SCTDA

    Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2017:  Skyline University College conducted the Marhabtain - Renewal Tour Guide Training Program for Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) on November 27, 2017 at SUC Campus. Mr. Mohammad Youssef, Senior Consultant - Tourism Affairs & Acting Manager - IPTD of SCTDA briefly introduced SCTDA and its role to the participants. A well-structured training session was conducted thereafter. Resource Speakers of the training were SUC Dean Dr. Amitabh Upadhya, Student Services Department Head Dr. Osama Ali Thawabeh, and Associate Professor Dr. ......read more

    Skyline Conducted Women of Substance: A Panel Discussion on Women Empowerment

    Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2017:  Skyline University College in cooperation with DANUBE Group has organized Woman of Substance: A Panel Discussion on Women Empowerment on November 27, 2017, at SUC Campus. The panel discussion was aimed at raising awareness on the obstacles women are experiencing today as well as to encourage them to make their own decisions, stand up for themselves, and start believing in their power to make a change in the society. SUC Assistant Professor Dr. Kakul Agha briefly introduced the topic to the audience before the panel discussion and acted as the panel ......read more

    First Eddy Covariance Station in the Arabian Peninsula Established to Understand the Role of Arid Lands in the Global Carbon Cycle

    Khalifa University of Science and Technology Researchers Establish First Eddy  Flux Tower in the Region to Provide Scientists with Key Insights into the Potential for Carbon Storage of Salt-Tolerant  Plants Abu Dhabi-UAE: 04 December, 2017–  The Khalifa University of Science and Technology has announced that its state-of-the-art Masdar Institute Environmental Monitoring Platform recently deployed at the Abu Dhabi Mangrove National Park has become the first eddy covariance station in the Arabian Peninsula to join the FLUXNET network. Eddy covariance provides an ......read more

    British Orchard Nursery wins the BIZZ Award for the 2nd year in a row

    The Nursery is the only early child learning institute in the Middle East to win the US-based BIZZ 2017 business award by WORLDCOB Receives ‘Peak of Success’ honor, emerging successful amongst 21 nominees from world over in the same category 28th November 2017; Dubai, UAE: Bringing further accolades to UAE, British Orchard Nursery was awarded the United States BIZZ business excellence award for the second time in a row. Last year the nursery chain had become the first early child learning institute in the Middle East to win the business award by WORLDCOB. Winning the coveted ......read more

    H.H. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan inaugurates 7th Abu Dhabi Science Festival

    November 09, 2017 - Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, H.H. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council has inaugurated the 7th edition of the Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF) at Khalifa Park. Running until November 18, 2017 the festival will feature 71 fun-filled, educating and engaging activities designed to spark the curiosity of children in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). H.H. Sheikh Nahyan toured Khalifa ......read more

    Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies celebrates the graduation of 400 students in 2017

    Dubai-UAE: 29 November, 2017 –  The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), the region's leading institute of education and training for the financial sector, recently celebrated the graduation of its class of 2017, across various programs. The toast of the event, held at the Institute's flagship campus in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), were the 400 new graduates who successfully completed intensive vocational courses in finance, banking and insurance. EIBFS management as well as senior executives and human resources representatives ......read more

    Dubai Center for Islamic Banking & Finance releases Takaful-focused 3rd annual report on Islamic Economy

    UAE, November 27, 2017- The Dubai Center for Islamic Banking and Finance (DCIBF), an entity formed through a partnership between Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and the ‘Dubai the Capital of Islamic Economy’ initiative, has released its third annual report on the Islamic economy entitled ‘Takaful: Sustainability and Growth 2015 to 2025.’ The publication reveals that the global takaful industry is growing at an annual rate of 9 per cent and is attracting broader attention worldwide. The Takaful report was launched by Abdullah Mohammed Al Awar, CEO of the ......read more

    Kindergarten school customised showcases unique Arabic language program for its students ahead of National Day

    Masterminds Nursery & Kindergarten emerges as a global destination for education and learning Dubai, UAE, November 26, 2017:  While the entire nation gears up for the upcoming National Day, tiny tots from Masterminds Nursery & Kindergarten are all ready to flaunt their Arabic skills. The move is a part of an effort undertaken by the school to promote Arabic language skills ahead of the upcoming National Day. Masterminds Nursery & Kindergarten offers enrichment programs that integrate languages as a key tool in child development to create intellectual, physical and ......read more

    ADEK's Abu Dhabi Science Festival ends 2017 edition on high note with footfall of more than 100,000 visitors

    UAE, November 25, 2017 - The 7th edition of the Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF), the region’s premier science fair, surpassed expectations to close its highly successful 10-day run with an estimated attendance of more than 100,000 visitors and over 17,000 student participants. Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and organised by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), the leading festival treated its audiences comprising mostly young students aged 5 and ......read more

    Indian schools in UAE commemorate International Children's Day by extending support to refugee children

    Sabari Indian School (SIS) under the patronage of the Consulate General of India and in association with Red Crescent rolled out a unique ‘Children for Children’ initiative to support refugee kids United Arab Emirates, Dubai, November 20, 2017:  Sabari Indian School, the first Indian school that is pioneering Apple Technologies in its learning approach has come up with yet another innovative and noble initiative –‘Children for Children’.  The Children of Sabari have reached out to the children of the UAE with the view of garnering the support of ......read more

    Ministry of Education Partners With British Agency to Uphold Quality Assurance in Higher Education

    Agreement to further align national quality assurance systems with global best practices in higher education DUBAI, UAE, 19 November 2017:   The UAE Ministry of Education announced the signing of an agreement with the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), demonstrating its ongoing commitment to quality assurance of higher education institutions in the UAE. This comes as part of the Ministry’s support of initiatives which bolster the development of the nation, and in line with the national visions 2021 and Centennial vision 2071. Dr. Mohammed ......read more

    Fashion Forum by College of Fashion Design (CFD)

    CFD- The College of Fashion and Design hosted the first ever Fashion Forum on their campus where H.E Sara Al Madani and Ms. Safiya Abdallah were invited as chief guests.  The event opened with a welcome note from Zeina, a first year student followed by Dr. Albalawi, Assistant Professor who announced the launch of short term programs at CFD. Being a designer herself, Her Excellency Sara Al Madani spoke about developing a true sense of style and elaborated on the importance of being committed and dedicated in the field of Fashion. She emphasized that a designer should be confident ......read more

    Six pairs of Emirati siblings marched together at Skyline's 27th Graduation Ceremony

    Dubai, UAE, November 16, 2017:  Skyline University College, Sharjah, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah and one of the oldest private universities in the United Arab Emirates, has produced more than 7000 graduates over the years guided by its mission of pursuing academic excellence and instilling knowledge, skills, competencies, and value-based education among its students. On its 27th Graduation Ceremony, more than 300 students representing 25 nationalities have successfully received their BBA and MBA ......read more

    HE Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan inaugurates Tolerance in the UAE workshop at NYU Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, November 13, 2017:  His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Cabinet Member and the Minister of State for Tolerance delivered the opening remarks at the two-day Tolerance in the UAE workshop organized by the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute on Monday, November 13 at the University’s campus on Saadiyat Island. In his opening remarks, HE Sheikh Nahyan said, “This conference provides an excellent opportunity for us to reflect upon the journey of the United Arab Emirates, one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse countries in the world, but, at the same ......read more

    Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation brings Project Design Space to the UAE with Real World Design Challenges to Nurture Next Generation of Designers

    5 real world design challenges from 5 local and international partners  Expo 2020 Dubai offers design challenges to student participants  adidas, IBM, Alserkal Avenue and Splash are confirmed collaborators Overwhelming response, as over 75 UAE schools sign up for the challenge Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2017:  Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI), in partnership with Dubai Design & Fashion Council (DDFC) announce the launch of Project Design Space (PDS) following its successful pilot in the Spring of 2017, where 5 schools from across the UAE competed. ......read more

    Mansoor Bin Mohammed honors outstanding winners of ‘Hackathon' competition

    UAE, November 12, 2017- H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum honored the ‘Innovative Emirati Programmer’ winners of the ‘Hackathon’ competition organized by the Emirates Talent Association and Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU). The recognition marked the culmination of the successful first batch of the ‘Emirati Programmer,’ the first-of-its-kind national initiative in the UAE launched to enhance the skills of Emirati programmers in programming languages, computer thinking systems, the basics of digital application and electronic ......read more

    India's largest education technology provider BYJU'S unveils a whole new personalized learning experience for students in GCC Countries

    Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), the philanthropic fund management arm of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, made its first Asian investment in BYJU’S-The Learning App recently. Other marquee investors in BYJU’S included Sequoia Capital, Tencent, Sofina, Verlinvest, Light Speed, Times Internet and International Finance Corporation, a member of World Bank Group. The company has raised over US Dollar 200 million till date.  Dubai, November 12, 2017:  BYJU’S, India’s largest education technology company and the creator of one of ......read more

    Sharjah Public Library Introduces 3,000 Rare Historical Documents to the Region

    Works from the 19th and 20th centuries in the collection  Sharjah, 11 November 2017:  The Sharjah Public Library (SPL) – a subsidiary of Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) – has launched an integrated database of rare historical manuscripts, books, documents, and maps, which were part of the UK’s National Archive; making these historical treasures about the Middle East and Africa available for the first time in the region for public viewing.  Nearly 3,000 documents dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries, comprising a selection of letters, reports, ......read more

    Fatima Bint Abdul Malik Primary School Crowned Champion of “Lughati Cup 2017”

    Arabic language competition winners announced at Sharjah International Book Fair Sharjah, 11 November 2017:  Sharjah’s Fatima Bint Abdul Malik Primary School has been crowned champion of the second edition of the Lughati Cup competition, organised by Lughati, the Sharjah-based initiative to support Arabic learning the ‘smart’ way. The Arabic language competition targeting grade 2 students across Sharjah, crowned three winners yesterday (Thursday) at the 36th Sharjah International Book Fair, running at Expo Centre Sharjah until 11 November. Securing the first ......read more

    Meet and Greet with Jasmine Brett Stringer Held at SUC

    Dubai, UAE, November 9, 2017:  In line with the university’s effort to engage students with experienced people from the industry, Skyline University College Library Department organized an “Author Meet and Greet” with Jasmine Brett Stringer on November 7, 2017 at SUC campus.  Jasmine is a renowned American author, lifestyle expert, and motivational speaker. She is the author of “Seize Your Life: How to Carpe Diem Every Day”—a book full of lessons, helpful tips on life improvement, and stories that will certainly inspire readers to lead a better ......read more

    Emirates Diplomatic Academy hosts His Excellency Yousef Al-Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the United States

    Abu Dhabi, UAE - November 8, 2017:  The Emirates Diplomatic Academy hosted His Excellency Yousef Al-Otaiba, the UAE Ambassador to the United States. His Excellency delivered a lecture titled “Connecting Capitals: from Abu Dhabi to Washington.” His Excellency Muhammad bin Issa, former Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, attended alongside students of the academy. His Excellency Al-Otaiba shared his thoughts and views with the audience on American foreign policy towards the Middle East generally, and the UAE specifically. His Excellency started the interactive lecture by ......read more

    Mansoor Al Awar presents report for UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education during UNESCO General Conference in Paris

    UAE, November 7, 2017- Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and Chairman of the Governing Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE), recently participated in several meetings at the UNESCO General Conference in Paris and presented his report on the UNESCO IITE including ‘Policy Advocacy and Technical Assistance,’ ‘Teacher Professional Development’, ‘Open Education Resources and Digital Pedagogy,’ as well as ......read more

    Sultan Al Qasimi Enriches Sharjah's Public Libraries with AED 4.5 Million worth of Books from Sharjah International Book Fair

    Sharjah, 7 November 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, has issued a directive to allocate AED 4.5 million for the purchase of new titles from publishing houses participating at the 36th edition of Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF). The books will be distributed to libraries across Sharjah in line with His Highness’s ongoing commitment to enriching public facilities with new resources. His Highness’s initiative ensures that Sharjah’s public libraries will be updated with new titles ......read more

    Five UAE Institutions receive Siemens' €100m software grant under the patronage of Ministry of Education during Year of Giving

    Grant gives students and faculty licenses to use Siemens’ PLM software Supports building digital skills, fostering innovation among UAE nationals  UAE University, Zayed University, Higher Colleges of Technology, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, and Rochester Institute of Technology, selected to receive software grant Dubai, UAE, November 6, 2017:  The Ministry of Education and Siemens have announced software licenses for five universities in the UAE, valued at 100 million Euros in total. The partnership between the Ministry of Education and Siemens, ......read more

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