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    Dubai International Academy Announces 99% Passing Rate for MYP Certificate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ajman University Bachelor of Law Earns Global Accreditation from HCERES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Booktopia Announces Summer Reading Challenge 2020!

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

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

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

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

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

    ENEC CEO Inspires Next Generation of University Students During Webinar

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

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

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

    GEMS Education students achieve outstanding IB Diploma results

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

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

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

    Catch Academy Launches in the UAE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Other Top Stories from Education and Training
     
    Keeping Students Safe: Abu Dhabi University is All Set Up for Distance Learning

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—21 March 2020: Following the UAE Ministry of Education’s recent announcement on the closure of all educational facilities for four weeks, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has focused its efforts to convert our programs for  distance learning delivery using the range of educational technologies available to the university.   The tools and resources in place include Blackboard, a learning management system that serves as a virtual hub for students which provides access to online course materials and collects students' tests and ......read more

    Record Breaking 7 Million Cambridge English Exams were Conducted in 2019

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

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

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

    GETEX 2020 postponed to protect public health and safety

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    All systems go for coming GETEX Spring 2020 edition

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

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

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

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

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

    Abu Dhabi University Celebrates UAE Innovation Month

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    VISS raises funds for the Australian Bushfires

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

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

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

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

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

    Dubai International Academy receives accolades for 2019 achievements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    AU Offers 20% Discount to Ajman Government Staff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Empower: Investing in National Cadres Tops Our Achievements

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

    AU Students Bring Happiness to 50 Orphans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ajman University, First Uni, to Integrate with UAE Pass

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

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

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

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