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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

    Other Top Stories from Education and Training
     
    NYU Abu Dhabi researchers explore the long-standing sociocultural connection between falcons and humans and how new genomic approaches can expand our understanding of these importa

    • In a new review article drawing upon more than 150 scientific papers, researchers from the Center for Genomics & Systems Biology at NYU Abu Dhabi examine the diversity, evolutionary history and genomics of falcons in the context of their conservation and interactions with humans. • Falcons have experienced several recent adaptive radiations, or development of new species, around the world. This newly-developed diversity, which coincides with many “genomic peculiarities”, means there is potential for genome-wide approaches to studying falcons.  • ......read more

    Sohar University Joins Red Hat Academy

    December 12, 2019:    Sohar University, today announced that it has collaborated with Red Hat to create the Sohar University Red Hat Academy. Red Hat Academy is an open source, web-deployed and web- managed education program that is designed to provide turnkey curriculum materials to academic institutions to start and sustain an open source and Linux curriculum program. As a growing need for reducing the skills gab between education and industry, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology (FCIT), Sohar University, has subscribed to Red Hat Academy Program in order to ......read more

    GEMS Education Holds Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for 500 Students from 20 schools

    More than 40 corporate mentors, trainers and volunteers in attendance at one of the largest events of its kind in the region     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:     GEMS Education has held a special entrepreneurship bootcamp involving 500 of its students from 20 schools and more than 40 corporate mentors, trainers and volunteers. The ambitious full-day event, titled ‘Big Bang Bootcamp’, was held on 10 December 2019 at GEMS Modern Academy in Dubai in conjunction with INJAZ UAE and Standard Chartered Bank.   The ......read more

    CUD professor's co-invention – an air quality monitoring device -- gets U.S. patent

    Dubai, December 9, 2019:   A path-breaking air quality monitoring device-co-invented by a Professor from Canadian University Dubai (CUD) in collaboration with researchers from two other universities has received a U.S. patent. The device was developed through a US$1 million funding in a joint collaboration involving three universities: Qatar University, Universita de Brescia, Italy, and Canadian University Dubai.  The multi-parametric environmental diagnostics and monitoring sensing board uses multiple renewable energy sources to power the various environmental ......read more

    Why AU Students Play Basketball on Wheelchairs?

    Ajman-UAE: December 08, 2019 – Ajman University (AU), as part of its social responsibility, has run a special basketball match for determined people with mobility impairment. The match, organized by the College of Mass Communication, was part of the graduation project of a student of graphic design. The match, attended by AU Chancellor, Dr Karim Seghir, Vice-Chancellors, and large audience, saw a stiff competition from the two teams.  “What was interesting about the match was the high spirit and real competition between a team with mobility impairment of the Dubai ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Class of 2017 graduate Alioune Fall named as 2021 Schwarzman Scholar

    Fall will pursue a master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing   Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 7, 2019:   NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Class of 2017 graduate Alioune Fall has been selected as a 2021 Schwarzman Scholar. Fall will pursue a Master of Global Affairs at Tsinghua University and spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators, and senior leaders in business, politics, and society.    The 2021 Schwarzman Scholars were chosen from a pool of over 4,700 applicants from 41 countries and 108 universities.  The Scholars ......read more

    Pre-school launches initiative encouraging children to stay hydrated

    Insufficient water intake can cause reduced mental performance  December 5th, 2019; Dubai, UAE:   Encouraging children to drink water at regular intervals, British Orchard Nursery, UAE’s premier and the largest pre-school chain, has launched the Water Bell Initiative. The scheme aims to drive home the importance of staying hydrated and ensuring that the children and the staff drink water at regular intervals and for this the nursery would be ringing the bell every two hours as a reminder to drink water. The Water Bell will ring at the beginning of the day, break ......read more

    Information City concludes "Al Saada" initiative

    Three phases focused on children welfare   Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2019:   Under the chairmanship of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the Information City, held the closing ceremony of "Saada" initiative at the Atlantis Hotel in Palm Jumeirah. The ceremony was attended by high profile dignitaries, officials and sponsors from all sectors. The initiative emphasized on its active role to help the community in general, and to accelerate progress in the sectors of education, health and society.   Over two years in a row, the ......read more

    Dunecrest American School Celebrates the UAE National Day

    An array of collaborative activities were organized for students, parents and faculty members to take part in   United Arab Emirates, Dubai –28 November 2019:   Dunecrest American School celebrated the UAE 48th National Day with a week-long celebration of UAE culture, heritage and Arabic language literacy activities. From an Arabic book fair, visiting authors and motivational speakers to calligraphy workshops, tolerance workshops and a special assembly with cultural performances, the school was alive with the spirit of the UAE.  The celebrations at ......read more

    PACE to Space

    Sharjah, UAE - November 28, 2019:  PACE Education Group soars to new heights by achieving a new Guinness World Record of Largest Human Image of a Rocket, as a tribute and expression of solidarity with the UAE's scientific advancement efforts, led by Hassa Al Mansouri, the first Emarati to set foot in space. Hazza Al Mansouri’s remarkable visit to space undoubtedly kindled the desire in many aspiring astronauts to embark their limitless journey to space. Reflecting this great achievement, the students from five schools under the PACE Group formed the human image of a Rocket ......read more

    Pupils at Dubai Heights Academy mark 48th National Day with two days of traditional celebrations

    The school hosted a special National Day assembly as well as participating in a video which was filmed at DHA with Emirati presenter Haithem Al Hamadi to be shown on Dubai One More than 250 pupils from Dubai Heights Academy (DHA) together with their families, staff and friends came together to mark the UAE’s 48th National Day and Year of Tolerance with two days of traditional Emirati activities, dancing, singing and Arabic storytelling.  Kicking off the celebrations on Wednesday 27th November, pupils and staff took part in a range of activities and games including camel ......read more

    London Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) grants fellowship certificate to UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development

    Fellowship presented in recognition of Minister Al Nuaimi’s unparalleled service in infrastructure and civil engineering UAE, 27 November 2019 – His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime, has recently received a fellowship certificate from the prestigious London Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). The certificate was presented to the UAE Minister by the President‎ of the institute, in the presence of Rawdha Al Otaiba, Deputy Head of Mission at the UAE ......read more

    GEMS Education breaks new Guinness World Record on the occasion of UAE National Day

    • Created the ‘World’s Largest Mosaic Mural Made of Plastic Bottle Caps’ forming the phrase ‘Zayed’s Ambitions Embrace Space’ • Attended by esteemed guests Sheikh Jumuah Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Abdul Rahim Bin Shafi’a and Mohammed Al Harmi from Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre     Dubai, UAE - November 26, 2019:  To celebrate the 48th UAE National Day, students, faculty members and parents from GEMS Education, gathered to form the ‘World’s Largest Mosaic Mural Made of Plastic Bottle Caps’ forming ......read more

    iCademy Middle East's Innovative Assessment Model Gets Top Marks For Student Appraisal

    iCademy’s assessments include quizzes, tests and assignments within each online course that students complete or submit directly within the learning management system   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 November 2019:   iCademy Middle East has touted its ground-breaking assessment model as an essential tool in improving long-term student performance.   The NEASC-accredited American Online School has built frequent assessments into its online curriculum, including computer-scored quizzes, interactive learning games, and module exams.   Scholars at ......read more

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center boosts support to educational institutions in line with the UAE National Day celebrations

    Dubai, 26 November 2019:   The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has announced its support to 15 establishments in the UAE, including educational institutions holding various events in celebration of the UAE’s 48th National Day. The HHC will also host the official event on December 2 at the Heritage Village in Dubai’s Global Village.   With 2019 declared as the ‘Year of Tolerance’, several activities have been lined up showcasing the UAE’s rich heritage and traditions as manifested by its traditional songs, arts and ......read more

    Dubai Cares delegation visits Vietnam to launch a three-year program that addresses the lack of child-friendly libraries and books in local language

    • AED 7,347,000 (USD 2 million) program is set to establish 320 libraries and benefit over 140,000 children • Program scales up library model in coordination with the Ministry of Education and Training in Vietnam     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 25 November 2019:   A delegation led by Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares recently visited Vietnam to witness the launch of a three-year program that aims to scale-up a librarian training model that will help underserved students adopt and grow a habit of reading. The AED ......read more

    Winners announced at NYU Abu Dhabi's fourth annual High School Debate Tournament

     The winning teams were announced after an intense round of debates discussing a diverse range of  issues  from filling quotas for women in government to media focus on the personal lives of politicians    George Sebastian Hirjoaba and Ahmad Ali Gahallah were named the best speakers of the tournament   Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 24, 2019:   The NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Debate Union concluded its fourth annual UAE High School Debate Program, with Brighton College in Abu Dhabi recognized as the UAE High School Debate champions in the ......read more

    Record-breaking Number of Entries for School Librarian of the Year Award 2020

    Dubai, 24 November 2019:   Emirates Literature Foundation has received a record number of entries for the annual School Librarian of the Year Award, which closed for submissions last week. The increase in entries is attributed to the growing awareness and status of the Award, as well as its positive effects on the reading culture in schools.     The Award, which is in its fourth year, is given by the Emirates Literature Foundation and The Executive Council of Dubai. In addition to the prizes for the winners, all entrants are offered career development and ......read more

    Students from GEMS Wellington International School outshine 1200 others at the DEWA Business Cup Challenge 2019

    Nerve wrecking finale came to a thrilling finish as students were put in real-life business scenarios   Dubai, November 21, 2019:    After three grueling weeks of solving real world cases on Artificial Intelligence, 1200 high school students from across 60 schools in the UAE competed last Saturday for the DEWA Business Cup Challenge 2019 hosted by Curtin University Dubai. The winning team – Carv – comprised of four students from GEMS Wellington International School presented an exceptional solution in the Finals. They were also the recipients of DEWA’s ......read more

    The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature highlights value of children's books to mark Universal Children's Day

    Dubai, 20 November 2019:   In celebration of Universal Children’s Day, Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has revealed a programme of authors and sessions that help children make sense of the world and their place in it, with wide-reaching topics covering everything from saving the planet to coping with anxiety.  Bringing books and a love of reading to children is one of the key goals of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (4-9 February 2020), as the benefits of reading for pleasure are countless and ultimately improve children’s quality of ......read more

    Masterminds Nursery & Kindergarten, Dubai invited Elisa Guerra – a UNESCO International Commission Member as a headline speaker for their annual event in the Emirate

    • Elisa is a reknowned childhood development expert and educator and addressed delegates about the neuroscience behind child development during the first six years • Elisa is  a two-time Global Teacher Prize finalist and  recipient of the Brazilian Gold Medal of Honour for outstanding service for children in Latin America  • The event was themed around multiplying a child’s intelligence – speakers shared key facts based on 60 years of research by child developmentalists and Nobel Prize winners         United ......read more

    Henkel's Forscherwelt Science Lab Now Open in Dubai's Children's City

    The inauguration held earlier today was attended by Talib AbdulKareem Jilfar, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Services Sector and Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board and the Shareholders’ Committee of Henkel   UAE, Dubai, 18 November 2019:  Earlier today, Henkel, in partnership with Dubai Municipality’s Children’s City officially inaugurated its first permanent Forscherwelt (Researchers’ World) Science Lab for children in Dubai. It was attended by Talib AbdulKareem Jilfar, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Services ......read more

    Horizon International Flight Academy Signs Purchase Agreement for 12 Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Helicopters

    Horizon International Flight Academy will become the largest operator of Bell 505 trainer helicopters in the world.   Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 18, 2019:   Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, has announced the signature of a purchase agreement with Horizon International Flight Academy for 12 Bell 505 helicopters. Based at Al Ain International Airport Zone and purpose-built for flight training, Horizon International Flight Academy uses their Bell only fleet to provide unparalleled flight training to local and international students for the ......read more

    Emirati Students Set to Make Homes More Energy Efficient at Fifth Annual “Make It Challenge”

    Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 11, 2019:  The latest edition of the renowned “Make It Challenge” is taking place this week in the UAE, with more than 180 UAE national students attending from schools in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. The events, at the UAE University in Al Ain and the Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, will promote STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) subjects through the practical application of knowledge and problem-solving exercises. The “Make It Challenge” is an initiative of the UK Manufacturing Institute in partnership ......read more

    FERG and ACC deliver first AML training for 40 exchange houses

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 11, 2019:    Allied Compliance Consultancy (ACC), the only authorized trainer for Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) in the UAE, conducted the first training module on advanced AML for FERG member exchange houses.   Dubai, November 11, 2019: The UAE’s Foreign Exchange and Remittance Group (FERG) and Allied Compliance Consultancy (ACC) completed the first successful training on advanced Anti Money Laundering for their exchange houses. Forty exchange houses had participated in the training schedule, which has been ......read more

    GEMS Jumeirah Primary School hosts H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bin Hasher Bin Dalmook Al Maktoum

    • GEMS school celebrates Flag Day with a UAE royal guest • To mark the celebration, the school planted ‘Jumeirah Primary School Tolerance Tree’      Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 05, 2019:   GEMS Jumeirah Primary School hosted a royal guest, H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bin Hasher Bin Dalmook Al Maktoum along with an audience of GEMS Education VIPs as well as students, teachers and parents, to celebrate UAE Flag Day.    As part of the celebration, GEMS students introduced the morning event which saw the chief guest ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi researchers develop Micro-Electro-Fluidic Probe (MeFP) technology to isolate and pattern cells

    ● NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have developed a novel tool that creates new opportunities for patterning cells on flat substrates, with highly selective and flexible manner, in a 2D printing-like process. ● Cell patterning is an important part of tissue engineering processes - it is similar to a jigsaw puzzle where different cell types first have to be sorted, purified, and then assembled in controlled patterns. ● The field of tissue engineering aims for generating tissues in lab setting for use to replace or repair portions of a patients’ damaged tissues – or ......read more

    GEMS Dubai American Academy Elementary named Apple Distinguished School

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 04, 2019:     GEMS Dubai American Academy Elementary has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School from 2019 to 2022, for its continuous innovation in teaching and learning and implementation of technology in student learning.   Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership and educational excellence that use technology to inspire creativity, collaboration and critical thinking. They showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching and the school environment, and have documented results of ......read more

    AMSI Voices - a networking platform for student empowerment formed by AMSI Alumni recognizes 'Girls as Makers of Change'

    Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development attends the fifth edition of the one-day conference which highlighted courageous career choices and critical turning points.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 29, 2019:   AMSI Voices heralded a great opportunity for girl students across AMSI schools, to meet, discuss and understand the challenges of a working world from experienced professionals who once studied in the very same AMSI schools.  Themed “Girls are Makers of Change” the fifth edition of the AMSI Voices ......read more

    MBRU to Unveil New Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences at NAJAH 2019

    Dr. Hanan Al Suwaidi - Assistant Professor Family Medicine, MBRU, and flight surgeon on the UAE’s historic first space mission, will be on hand at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre to engage with students Dubai, October 28, 2019:  Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) will unveil its latest higher education offering at the 2019 edition of NAJAH, a leading higher education event in the UAE, held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of State for Tolerance and UAE Cabinet Member, at the Abu Dhabi ......read more

    GEMS Education launches five specialist Centres of Excellence during GEMS Xhibit

    • H.E. Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai, attends as guest of honour • Over 100 business leaders attend the student-tech event, where 17 school teams showcased and presented their ‘Global Innovation Challenge’ solutions and products • Strategic MoUs in the field of curriculum leadership, development support for AI, robotics, entrepreneurship and sustainability signed between GEMS Education and partners     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 28, 2019:    GEMS ......read more

    A microchip developed by NYU Abu Dhabi researchers provides a new method for understanding how T cells react to infections and treatments

    Fast facts:  NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have developed a microchip that can isolate T cells, in a systematic and precise manner  T cells are a type of white blood cell that is important to the immune system and is at the core of immunity, the system that tailors the body's immune response to specific pathogens (bacteria, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease)  The microchip will help researchers to identify, and track in time, the amount of cytokines released from each cell  Cytokines are small proteins released by cells that have a specific ......read more

    Emirati youth employment program sets new milestone

    24 new graduates given work-readiness training and job opportunities as part of Education For Employment and Citi Foundation partnership   Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 24 October 2019:   Education For Employment (EFE) and the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Human Resources Department have delivered work readiness training to 24 Emirati youth as part of the Pathways to Progress programme in partnership with Citi Foundation. The 50-hour training that took place in Ras Al Khaimah was designed to equip the young Emiratis with communication, customer service, personal development ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai charts strategy for AI advancement, in line with UAE's vision

    Dubai, October 23, 2019:  In line with the UAE’s drive to be a leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has put in place plans that will integrate AI into students’ lives as well as explore new programs in this field.   The move is in sync with the multiple initiatives undertaken by the UAE in the field, including the recent announcement of Abu Dhabi’s plans to open the world’s first research-based graduate-level university for Artificial Intelligence, and appointing a UAE Minister for Artificial ......read more

    IMA Providing University Students with Unique US Learning Experience

    IMA selected four IMA students from the Middle East region to attend its Student Leadership Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina    Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2019:   IMA®  (Institute of Management Accountants), has selected four students from top universities in the region to represent the Middle East at the organization’s annual Student Leadership Conference on November 14-16, 2019. Through this journey, Hassan Alkhabbas of Sultan Qaboos University, Mariam Khalifa of American University of Cairo, Mona Habib of University of Bahrain, and Sireen ......read more

    British Orchard Nursery introduces Mandarin as an additional language to its EYFS curriculum!

    This move will help improve early language development and opportunities for students as the UAE paves way for strong international relations with China October 21, 2019; Dubai, UAE:   British Orchard Nursery (BON) has added another feather to its hat – this time by introducing Mandarin as an additional language to its EYFS curriculum.   Students will now have the chance to learn this powerful language that has been introduced as an integral part of BON’s linguistics pool across its branches in the UAE, in addition to the ongoing lessons in Arabic, ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy and ADNOC Logistics & Services, Sign MoU to Offer Cadetships to Emirati Students

    Abu Dhabi–UAE, October 19, 2019:  Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy, an Abu Dhabi Ports company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s marine and logistics subsidiary, ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S), to offer cadetships to Emirati students, enrolled at the Academy, with invaluable first-hand experience on-board of ADNOC’s vessels.  The MoU, signed by senior representatives of both entities at an official signing ceremony at Abu Dhabi Ports offices recently, will leverage the scope of ADNOC L&S’ ......read more

    Middlesex University Dubai Leads The Way Being The 1st University In The UAE To Reduce, Reuse And Recycle Plastic

    The University has launched an initiative not only to reduce but to recycle 100% of PET Plastics   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 October 2019:  Middlesex University Dubai is the first University in the UAE to be part of a sustainable system for recycling 'waste' back into everyday products, such as clothing and accessories. The University is partnering with #SimplyBottles, a programme that recycles PET plastic and reduces plastic pollution.  The initiative, launched by the Institute of Sustainable Development (ISD) at Middlesex University Dubai, will ......read more

    Save the Children Jordan launches TREE program “Transforming Refugee Education towards Excellence “to support the educational process in Jordan.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 10, 2019:    Save the Children Jordan and the MIT Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (MIT J-WEL), in collaboration with the Jordanian Ministry of Education, Community Jameel and Dubai Cares, the UAE-based global philanthropic organization,  launched the Transforming Refugee Education Towards Excellence (TREE) program aimed at tackling the challenges encountered in primary and secondary education in Jordan.  The program is one of Save the Children’s many educational programs, using innovative methodologies and tools ......read more

    Cambridge Assessment English witnesses a huge demand for OET (Occupational English Test) at Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport University in Egypt

    • The university has seen high demand for OET at their examination centre for healthcare sector in Alexandria • University plans to open up their Second test centre in Giza   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 10, 2019:   Cambridge Assessment English, a part of University of Cambridge has seen a great demand from Egyptian doctors for the Occupational English Test (OET), the English language test of the healthcare sector at the examination center of Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport university in Alexandria. The International ......read more

    Move Your IT Career to the Next Level with CompTIA Network+ Certification and PrepAway Practice Tests

    Are you a junior network administrator or computer technician who wants to consolidate his/her position in the company you are working for? Are you a well-established IT expert who wants to become a highly paid system engineer? Apart from the ambition and intelligence to understand IT concepts, you will also need targeted certifications to differentiate yourself from other candidates. Top employers in IT like HP, Intel, or Apple use the CompTIA Network+ certification as the defining criterion when they decide to hire or promote a talented IT specialist. So, if you want to learn more about ......read more

    GEMS Education, together with consortium of education providers, launches college and career guidance service My Path to Uni

    • New resource offers students online and offline college and career guidance • Services aimed at helping students find their best-fit pathway to post-secondary education and beyond     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 08, 2019:    GEMS Education and its UniConnect division have partnered with My Path to Uni (MPTU), a new consortium of high-profile education providers offering both online and offline best-practice college and career guidance resources and services to students. This is the first resource of its kind in the region, offering a ......read more

    FNC Winner Hind Alaleeli Proud to be AU Alumni

    Ajman-UAE: October 07, 2019 – “I am so proud and honored to be an Alumni of Ajman University (AU).” This is how Hind Humaid bin Hindi Alaleeli, one of the two winners of the emirate of Ajman in the recent Federal National Council (FNC) elections, reacted while meeting AU chancellor and faculty on Monday. Paying special tributes to AU faculty, Alaleeli, who has recently earned her PhD in law from a prestigious university in Egypt, said her professors have played a key role in building up her knowledge, culture and character. “The sincere advice and knowledge ......read more

    MBRU and King Saud University in Saudi Arabia join forces to enhance academic collaboration between medical colleges

    Dubai, 6 October 2019:   Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) inked an MOU with King Saud University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to enhance academic collaboration between medical colleges in both universities. Professor Badran bin Abdulrahman Al-Omar, Rector of King Saud University, and Dr. Amer Sharif, Vice Chancellor of MBRU, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will promote mutually beneficial collaborations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE in the academic, educational and research fields. Under the MoU, ......read more

    SCCI and UOS Announce Doubling of the Financial Value of Sharjah Chamber's Award for Innovators to AED 100000

    Sharjah, October 5, 2019:  The University of Sharjah (UOS) and the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) have announced that the financial value of the 4th edition of the Sharjah Chamber’s Award for Innovators has been doubled to AED 100000 instead of AED 50000. This came during a press conference held recently to announce the launch of the 4th edition of the Sharjah Chamber’s Award for Innovators, which is sponsored by the SCCI and organized by the University of Sharjah. The press conference also included introducing a new category of the award dedicated to ......read more

    National Geographic Kids Abu Dhabi Premieres Region's First Reality-TV Series for Young Photographers ‘Fel Sora'

    • A groundbreaking edutainment format in partnership with Nikon  • Produced locally and directed by acclaimed Emirati director Omar Butti • First of-a-kind Arabic reality TV series for children 7-13 years  • Airing now at 5:00pm UAE time/4:00pm KSA time   Abu Dhabi, UAE October 1, 2019:  National Geographic Abu Dhabi, announced today the release of National Geographic Kids Abu Dhabi ‘Fel Sora’ - the region’s first Arabic-language reality TV series for children 7-13 years.    The groundbreaking National ......read more

    AU Team Wins Top Spot in James Dyson Award

    Ajman-UAE: September 29, 2019:   Ajman University (AU) made it happen again! A team of students and graduates at the College of Engineering and Information Technology have shinned in the James Dyson Award with their "Vita-CAM" project. The smart phone application, using artificial intelligence to detect vitamin deficiency in humans by taking pictures of their eyes, lips and tongue, has won the first spot in the local level of the international award.   Earlier, the team, including Ahmed Saifeldeen, Mohamed Ait Gacem, Saifeldeen Alghlayini, and Eng. Wessam ......read more

    Education Leaders, Experts and Teachers Develop Blueprint to Teach for Global Competence at Qudwa 2019's Ideas_Lab

    • In celebration of World Teachers Day on October 5, the Qudwa Ideas_Lab hosts an array of education leaders, experts, and teachers to shape strategies to teach for global competence • H.E. Hussain Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, H.E. Dr. Ahmad Bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Higher Education, H.E. Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman and Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, H.E. Dr. Saeed Musabah Al Kaabi, Chairman of the Sharjah Education Council, and H.E. Ali bin Abdul Khaliq Al-Qarni, Director General ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Sports Council Launches Abu Dhabi Schools Champions

    In partnership with the Ministry of Education and Department of Education and Knowledge  7-sport league Kick off in November and Finals to take place in March 2020  A groundbreaking intermural multi-sports school league and scouting platform creating future world-class athletes and embedding healthy lifestyles Abu Dhabi, UAE – September 29, 2019:   Abu Dhabi Sports Council, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Department of Knowledge and Education, announced today the launch of Abu Dhabi Schools Champions (ADSC), a new ......read more

    Saudi Arabia's Ministries of Health and Education Partner with Ferrero to Implement the Kinder Joy of Moving Program Across Schools in the Kingdom

    Kinder Joy of Moving – an innovative, scientifically-recognized physical educational method set to be introduced in the Kingdom’s national academic curriculum – will aim to bring joy to school children through moving September 26, 2019 - Dubai, UAE – On Friday September 13th  2019, in the presence of HRH Prince Abdullah bin Turki Al Saud, Saudi Arabia’s highly-esteemed Ministries of Health and Education held a press conference at Jeddah’s Red Sea Mall to announce an unprecedented strategic partnership with Ferrero. Under this newly signed ......read more

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