United Arab Emirates - January 20, 2021: City Football Schools is now providing coaching sessions for aspiring young footballers at a fantastic new venue on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi.
Players aged 3-18 can sign up for the programme at ACTIVE Al Maryah with sessions available three times per week, on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
The announcement ensures City Football Schools is now operating from three locations in Abu Dhabi, with ACTIVE Al Maryah joining Zayed Sports City and Emirates Palace in hosting coaching clinics for youngsters.
Simon Hewitt, Head of Football Operations – MENA and Designated Safeguarding Officer City Football Services, said:
“The addition of a third venue for coaching in Abu Dhabi showcases the continued growth of City Football Schools ......read more
Dubai, 19 January 2021: His Excellency Justice Dr Jamal Al Sumaiti, Director General of Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI), welcomed Guillaume Leyte, President of the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas. This visit came in line with the framework of DJI’s endeavours aimed at strengthening academic cooperation with major international educational institutions and exchanging experiences in specialised academic and training fields.
The visit included an introductory presentation on DJI, its functions and mission, and role in disseminating legal and judicial knowledge in Dubai and the UAE, in line with Dubai Plan 2021.
DJI’s top management briefed Leyte on the best practices that are followed in the design and implementation of academic courses, workshops and qualifying seminars, in cooperation with a number of ......read more
The four-day International Photography Festival will be held at Expo Centre Sharjah
Sharjah, 17 January 2021: February 10 promises to be a red-letter day for the world of photography as Sharjah gears to stage the fifth edition of Xposure, the globally renowned International Photography Festival. The hugely popular event promises an exciting week for experts as well as amateurs and enthusiasts, as it brings together the best photographers from across the region and around the world, presenting their vision of the events and people who have impacted the world.
Hosted by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) at Expo Centre Sharjah from February 10 to 13, Xposure 2021 will feature a gamut of activities including photography competitions, exhibitions, expert reviews, trade exhibitions, outdoor exhibitions and professional ......read more
• Dr. Montasir Qasymeh’s new device has the potential to advance quantum computing and in turn impact fields as diverse as cybersecurity and blockchain technology.
• The main motivation behind this work is to connect superconducting quantum computers that could pave the way for a quantum network that has higher computing potential.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 12 January 2021: Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering in the College of Engineering (CoE), Dr. Montasir Qasymeh, has received a U.S. patent registered under “10,824,048 B2” to develop a first-of-its-kind device that will be capable of connecting superconducting quantum computers over significant distances.
Superconducting quantum computers are the ......read more
January 12, 2021: Team WakeShare from The University of Queensland, Australia, announced as the winners of the 2020 Ericsson Innovation Awards with novel fuel-efficient shipping solution. Entries from University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, and Stanford University, US, take second- and third place respectively.
Information and communications technology (ICT) solutions, such as the Internet, wireless networks, cell phones, and other communication mediums, have a potential to reduce the global greenhouse gas emissions by up to 15 percent by 2030.
Ahead of a critical decade of sustainability action, the 2020 Ericsson Innovation Awards challenged a new generation of innovators to find solutions to the current climate change crisis with a focus on.
In spite of difficult collaboration conditions created by ongoing ......read more
United Arab Emirates - January 12, 2021: Educators without Borders (EWB), a Geneva-headquartered global organization that provides education to children in crisis affected regions, has announced its partnership with South India’s leading educational center Ma'din Academy.
This is aimed to promote partnership and bolster cooperation in educational services by exchanging experience and developing human resources for the new world. Under the agreement signed with the EWB, Ma’din Academy will lead the global organization’s educational initiatives in the South Asia and South East Asian regions.
Sheikh Sayyid Ibraheemul Khaleel Al Bukhari, Chairman of Ma’din Academy, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dr. Mohamed Albaili, Chairman of Educators without Borders, ......read more
January 11, 2021: The New Year brings a chance to turn the page and reinvent ourselves, inside and out. That fresh energy inspired the new designs joining the Pandora Colours collection, including statement rings, earrings, charms, bracelets and pendants in a full spectrum of vivid hues.
Ranging from bold, prismatic charms to sleek solitaire rings featuring bright, sparkling stones, the new pieces invite countless styling combinations.
Stack, play and curate unique looks for every mood, day and occasion. “We want to take our consumer on a journey through the colour wheel, allowing them to explore a range of shades as beautifully diverse as they are,” say Francesco Terzo and A. Filippo Ficarelli, Pandora’s VP Creative Directors.
Ready to start a new season and a new story? Kick off 2021 with ......read more
• The students’ proposals aim to solve challenging industrial problems under extreme conditions
• The grant winning proposals entail the development of intelligent systems to provide EGA with autonomous measurements of carbon baking furnaces
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—10 January 2021: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced that Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA) has awarded an AED 150,000 grant to three proposals put forth by ADU Electrical, Computer, and Mechanical Engineering students. The grant will support the winning proposals to build artificial intelligence-powered drones and robots, in preparation for EGA’s third edition of the AI Robot competition.
This follows ADU’s announcement of its students winning first and second place in the last EGA 2020 ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 06 January, 2021: Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Health Sciences (CHS), and the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), wherein the two parties will work together closely on a variety of academic events and research-based projects, in addition to opportunities for knowledge-exchange among the students and employees.
The MoU was signed by Professor Waqar Ahmad, ADU’s Chancellor, Professor Wassim Y. Almawi, the Dean of the College of Health Sciences (CHS), and Mr. Abdul Hamid Oubeisi, CEO, National Reference Laboratory (NRL). Also present was Dr Laila Abdel Wareth, Chief Scientific Officer and Deputy CEO at NRL.
Professor Wassim Y. Almawi, the Dean of the College of Health Sciences (CHS) stated: “It gives us great ......read more
The agreement includes student exchange programs, joint studies, research, and training activities
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 04 January 2021: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has signed a Collaboration Agreement with one of Asia's most prestigious universities, the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang (USM), a public institution of higher learning and a pioneering, transdisciplinary research-intensive university.
The Collaboration Agreement focuses on both universities' mutual goals, including promoting and establishing partnerships to develop, support, and enhance research activities, educational programs, and training in media and communication.
Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of the Abu Dhabi University, and Professor Faisal Rafiq Mahamd Adikan, Vice-Chancellor of ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 31 December 2020: Knowledge Group (KG), the training, development and consulting arm of Abu Dhabi University (ADU), today announced its partnership with Wiley Efficient Learning, a leading global provider of online and self-study test prep, exam review and professional development education for individuals, schools and businesses. The partnership aims to integrate the Wiley certifications prep courses and programs into the Knowledge Group programs for accounting and finance professionals.
The partnership is set to provide comprehensive online resources and advanced professional certification for KG's candidates training for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) as well as Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications.
Dr. Ahmad Badr, ......read more
• Professor Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and chairman of the Merck Foundation Board of Trustees, was welcomed at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences and virtually met with H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chancellor of MBRU
Dubai, December 16, 2020: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) hosted Professor Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, chairman of the executive board of E. Merck KG, one of the world’s oldest and largest companies specializing in life sciences, healthcare and performance materials; to discuss collaborative efforts in research and knowledge exchange.
During the visit, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chancellor of MBRU & Chairperson of its Board of ......read more
• More than 3,000 students apply for the 3rd edition of HSBC and Potential.com’s ‘Tatawwar’ program to date
• ‘Tatawwar’ calls for teachers and students to register before December 31, 2020, and help build tomorrow’s minds
December 14, 2020: More than 3,000 students from the UAE and other Arab countries, are taking the opportunity to become the next leading social innovators in the region by participating in ‘Tatawwar: Building Tomorrow’s Minds’, a joint program by HSBC and Potential.com.
The 3rd edition of ‘Tatawwar’ has seen an increase in the number of participants, reflecting the youth’s growing interest to work towards a brighter future and prioritize sustainable business. This edition has also ......read more
More leading players urged to follow lead of Culligan Middle East in helping shape student career paths
Dubai, UAE, 9th December, 2020: A UAE careers expert says industries which can make a difference to the world should have an input into what is taught in schools, to help students follow the lead of Greta Thunberg.
Maria Vitoratos, founder of the UAE Careers Community, says young people who focus solely on academic pathways can lose out on rewarding careers offering them opportunities to play a part in solving world problems.
Vitoratos, who is also Careers Coach at Dubai English Speaking College (DESC), convened a double careers session with one of the region’s leading water treatment experts, Rodger Macfarlane, Technical Director of Culligan Middle East.
Macfarlane discussed career opportunities in the water ......read more
The project will provide immunisation for 100,000 children and women to support progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals with respect to health and education
Doha - 7 December 2020: Promoting healthcare and education amongst the world’s most vulnerable communities and funded by the Qatar Fund for Development, Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, have entered into a partnership agreement to launch an integrated immunisation project in Nigeria, a country with the highest percentage of unimmunised children in the world. It aims to raise immunisation coverage and ensure a healthy and prosperous future for children and families in Nigeria.
Coinciding with EAA’s ongoing education project with UNICEF and co-funded by the Qatar Fund for Development ......read more
United Arab Emirates - November 30, 2020: PACE Education Group once again bolstered their social commitment and determination through the achievement of it’s consecutive 5th Guinness World Record on 29th November with the largest online video chain of people passing a flag to commemorate the 49th UAE National Day. The attempt organized by the India International School, Sharjah under the theme – “Together with UAE” was initiated as an expression of respect, love, solidarity and standing together as a community with the nation of UAE during these trying times.
As many as 3537 students belonging to 15 nationalities, parents and employees of IIS Sharjah together with PACE Group, accomplished this remarkable attempt of an online video of waving the UAE national flag as a tribute to the ......read more
24 November 2020 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the Joint Venture nuclear operations and maintenance subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), recently celebrated the graduation of the first UAE National leaders from its Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Management Certification program.
Nawah has designed the program to develop UAE National leaders in managing the specific technology utilized at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, the cornerstone of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program. Eng. Ali Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of Nawah, and Paul Harden, Chief Nuclear Officer of Nawah, led the first session in early 2020 at Nawah’s Training Center in Abu Dhabi, prior to continuing the program virtually as part of ENEC and its ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—19 November 2020: As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to continue encouraging health and well-being and coinciding with Dubai Fitness Challenge 2020, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) held a sports event for its Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campus faculty and staff members, at Hudayriyat’s new leisure, sports and entertainment destination in Abu Dhabi, developed by Modon Properties.
The one-day event kept ADU’s faculty and staff members’ adrenaline pumping with a range of outdoor activities including cycling on Al Hudayriat’s track, boxing on the beach and CrossFit exercises. The day’s program was led by personnel from Peak Fitness Gym, a leading fitness center in the UAE offering a complete multi-disciplinary, cross-training approach to fitness and ......read more
This research guides the way for the widespread use of immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality in a variety of industries
● Virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies have grown in popularity as they can immerse users in novel situations and environments by simulating the necessary stimuli.
● However, when using VR or AR technologies such as head-worn displays, users frequently report symptoms of nausea, disorientation, and sleepiness.
● This is more commonly referred to as cybersickness, a form of motion sickness that has been caused by the use of technology.
Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 18, 2020: Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Neuroimaging Center at NYU Abu Dhabi Bas Rokers and a team of researchers have ......read more
Al Awar: "Our learners are our best bet to lead change and create the future with their high spirits and aspirations. The sky is the limit.”
17 November 2020 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) celebrated its latest roster of valedictorians who were recognized for their distinguished academic performance in the ‘Dean's List’ ceremony for the Spring Semester 2019/2020. Organized by the university’s Learners Relationship Management (LRM) team, the ceremony was held recently online in the presence of H.E. Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, the Chancellor of HBMSU, faculty, and administrative members, learners from various academic programs, and their family members.
Al Awar congratulated the high achievers for scoring academic excellence and scientific distinction in key programs, including Business and ......read more
17 November 2020 - United Arab Emirates: The College of Pharmacy at Gulf Medical University - Ajman, hosted a group of high school students from “GEMS Schools” for an organized tour as part of ‘Future Scientists of the UAE’ Initiative. The tour included visits to the laboratories and research centers to provide students with an on-ground research experience in the drug discovery and development laboratory.
Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of Gulf Medical University, who accompanied the school students on their campus visit which is a part of the practical training course of ‘Future Scientists of the UAE’ initiative launched by the university two years ago, said: “In continuation to the initiative we started two years ago, we organized a research experiment for students from one of ......read more
MoU to facilitate visit of more students to International Education Show
Sharjah, 16 November 2020: The country’s premier higher education fair is set to extend its reach to more students and schools in the country, thanks to the support of the UAE Ministry of Education.
Expo Centre Sharjah, which organises and hosts the long-running International Education Fair, has signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education, thereby helping more educational institutions to take advantage of the event.
Engineer Abdulrahman Al Hammadi, Undersecretary of Ministry of Education, affirmed that that International Education Show provides an important platform to guide students about the options available at universities, adding that signing the MoU comes as part of ......read more
ADEK’s Abu Dhabi Scholarships program provides an entire ecosystem for distinguished students, including enrollment, counseling, internships, employment opportunities and many more.
Fast-Track applications for students with acceptance letters from world’s top 20 universities.
Holistic 2021/22 scholarships with enhanced benefits aimed at outstanding students who will drive Abu Dhabi’s future socio-economic development.
1,726 eligible Grade 12 students and university undergraduates, 600 parents and 150 school career advisors, joined the virtual preparation roadshow hosted by ADEK’s Abu Dhabi Scholarships Division.
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 November 2020: Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has revealed that applications for the ......read more
• Nominations will now close on 14 March 2021
• Award recognises exceptional librarians who make an impact in their schools
Dubai, 8 November 2020: The deadline for nominations for the prestigious annual School Librarian of the Year Award has been extended until 14 March 2021, with the awards to be presented in June 2021.
The extension was announced by the Emirates Literature Foundation and The Executive Council of Dubai, who give the awards to reognise those librarians who have made an exceptional impact in encouraging reading in their schools.
“We have taken this decision to reflect the enormous difficulties that librarians are working under as a result of the pandemic,” explained Isobel Abulhoul OBE, CEO and trustee of the Emirates ......read more
• 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 ......read more
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 – ......read more
- 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 ......read more
• 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 ......read more
** 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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
Outstanding achievement towards reshaping future of higher education using advanced technology
Dhahi Khalfan Tamim: “We congratulate our wise leadership on our unprecedented regional achievement & take pride in HBMSU’s leading position that supports UAE's competitiveness on global educational landscape”
Mansoor Al Awar: “With our adoption of AWS, we continue to pioneer change & progress in line with directives of HBMSU’s president to build a knowledge society and invest in creative minds and promising competencies to ensure our readiness for ......read more
• GEMS schools working with globally accredited health and safety service providers on an ongoing basis to ensure safe return of students and staff
•GEMS Education’s network of schools is meticulously preparing for the eventual return of students, parents and staff, implementing a variety of robust health and safety measures to guarantee compliance with the highest international hygiene, cleaning and disinfection standards.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 28, 2020: All GEMS schools are working with and drawing on the specialist expertise of a ......read more
• New strategic partnership focused on developing Emiratis and nationals from sister GCC countries into tomorrow’s teaching professionals completes its first phase
• More than 80 trainees graduated today from the inaugural Teacher Introductory Training programme, with a view to training more than 300 young graduates from the UAE during a longer-term programme
• The course’s innovative bilingual programme is part of Aldar Education’s commitment to developing talent, with a focus on the importance of the Arabic language
Abu Dhabi, 27 June ......read more
- Published in Science Magazine, the paper explains how NYUAD researchers used the method of helioseismology to measure the meridional flow (the flow of plasma in the latitudinal and radial directions) in the Sun’s interior, which controls the solar cycle.
- Over the course of the 11-year solar cycle, the number of sunspots - dark patches on the surface of the Sun - reaches a maximum, and the latitudes at which sunspots emerge drift toward the equator.
- Helioseismology is the study of the solar interior using observations of sound waves on the Sun's ......read more
Comprehensive survey from Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) will anonymously gauge back-to-school opinions following the UAE Ministry of Education’s announcement on the potential reopening of schools for the new academic year
Survey will help ADEK ensure reopening policies support parents and children
Insights will assist individual schools in planning classroom capacities in adherence to safety guidelines
Abu Dhabi, UAE - June 24, 2020: Parents and students will play a major role alongside the Abu Dhabi ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21st June 2020: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) becomes the first CEPR-certified university in the MENA region after receiving the Certification in Education for Public Relations (CEPR) from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for its Bachelor of Arts in Communication – Public Relations major.
The PRSA is the most esteemed governing body assessing standards for studies in public relations at colleges and universities worldwide. The primary mission of the PRSA is to set a global standard for public relations education, and CUD joins ......read more
HBMSU takes part in virtual panel discussion held on the sidelines of Honeywell Virtual Technology Week
21 June 2020 - Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), discussed key best practices that promote sustainability within the education sector during his participation in a panel discussion that took place at the virtual seminar entitled ‘Operational Sustainability and the Need for Cost Optimization.’ The session, which was held on the sidelines of Honeywell Virtual Technology Week, highlighted the innovative approach adopted by the ......read more
Share price range is set between SAR 15 and SAR 17
21st June 2020: Amlak International and NCB Capital (“NCBC”), Financial Advisor, Bookrunner, Underwriter and Lead Manager for Amlak international’s IPO, announced that the price range of Amlak International’s offer shares has been set between SAR 15 and SAR 17.
The book building process will start Monday 01/11/1441H (22 June 2020G) aiming at offering Amlak International’s shares for public subscription and will continue until Monday 8/11/1441H (29 June 2020G).
NCB Capital advised that the ......read more
• A record 95 per cent of Class of 2020 to continue their education at university
• 40 students will head overseas to study, with 210 students remaining in the UAE
• The three schools celebrate highest final grades to date thanks to Aldar Education and ADNOC Schools’ innovative approach to distance learning
• Year 12 students of Sas Al Nakhl, Al Ruwais and Madinat Zayed campuses honoured in virtual graduation ......read more
School recorded significant improvements in 31 areas and is among only a handful of schools that have increased their DSIB rating this year
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 18, 2020: GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail has been awarded a ‘Very Good’ rating in the latest KHDA DSIB inspections, further strengthening its credentials as a premium school offering the National Curriculum for England and world-class facilities, part of the outstanding GEMS Wellington family of schools.
GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail was ......read more
Ajman-UAE: June 17, 2020 – It seems that Ajman University’s (AU) journey to the top will never come to a stop, while the ‘make it happen’ spirit is thriving in every nook and corner, whether on or off-campus.
Despite the global challenges associated with Covid-19, the Accounting Program in the College of Business Administration (CBA) has received the CIMA accreditation; the second international recognition of the same program in less than a month.
“Graduating from a CIMA-accredited program indicates a globally respected and benchmarked quality ......read more
• Serco opens doors to recent graduates as it launches its inaugural Programme, with a comprehensive training schedule planned for successful candidates
• Serco’s Graduate Programme will onboard the brightest talent as it looks to cement its commitment to building the nationalised local workforce of the future
16th June 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Serco Middle East, the international public services company has announced the launch of its inaugural Graduate Programme as part of its vision to support aspiring regional ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 15, 2020: The DHA has now opened the registration for Emirati high school graduates who are seeking scholarships in the fields of medicine and science from June 14 – 28.
The Health and Science scholarship programme, provides outstanding Emirati high school graduates with a scholarship opportunity, to encourage Emiratis to enter the field of medicine and health science.
Dr Wadeia Sharief, Director of the Department of Medical Education and Research stressed on the importance of the programme, which has achieved outstanding ......read more
• 90 students from the cohort were accepted by 20 of the world’s Top 50 universities
• 88% students get admission into university of first choice
Dubai, UAE, 15th June 2020: Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills, celebrated its first-ever online virtual graduation ceremony on Friday, June 12. The cohort of 140 students is the school’s twelfth graduating class and had impressive acceptance rates. Over 88% gained admission to their first-choice university, with 90 acceptances to 20 of the World’s Top 50 QS Ranking universities. ......read more
An outstanding achievement by NYUAD athletes who broke the record for the most chest to ground burpees
Abu Dhabi – June 11, 2020: A group of six athletes from NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) broke the Guinness World Records title for the most chest to ground burpees in 24 hours. While the minimum number of burpees required to break the record was 6,000, the team managed to perform double the amount, finishing 12,502 burpees in the allocated time.
The winning team consisted of HUA Fitness Trainer at NYUAD, Guinness World Records record-breaker Eva Clarke, Post-doctoral ......read more
• ADU’s Academic Reputation records a 15% increase
Abu Dhabi—10 June 2020: For the third year in a row, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has been ranked among the top 750 universities in the world, according to the prestigious 2021 QS World University Rankings. ADU recorded an increase of 15% in Academic Reputation, the world rankings indicator with the highest weightage.
Reinforcing this performance, the University also improved at a similar rate in Faculty Student Ratio and Citations per Faculty, with each indicator reflecting growth of ......read more
Ajman-UAE: June 10, 2020 – Released today, QS World University Rankings (QSWUR) 2021 edition lists Ajman University among the top 750 institutions globally by ranking it in the 701-750 band – thereby propelling the institution into the top 2.5% of universities worldwide. This is the sixteenth edition produced by the world-respected UK-based higher education intelligence and media group.
This marks the third consecutive year in which AU has moved up an entire range in the QSWUR. For 2019 (released June 2018), AU debuted in the World Rankings in the 801-1000 category. For ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 10, 2020: The International Baccalaureate (IB) is celebrating the 50th IB World School to be authorized in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai International Academy - Al Barsha, which offers the IB’s Diploma Programme (DP). Over the last decade, the IB has gained significant momentum in the UAE, with triple the number of schools now offering an IB programme than in 2010.
In recognition of this growth and to widen access to an IB education, the UAE Ministry for Education recently released new recognition guidelines for the DP so ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 09, 2020 – The Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA®), the certification division of IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), announced today the pass rates for the first testing window (January-February 2020) of the revised CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) exam content specification outline, as well as a change in the English language testing window schedule for 2020.
Of a pool of more than 5,000 Part 1 and Part 2 English language exam parts taken during the first testing window under the new curriculum, ICMA announced a worldwide ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 09, 2020: The World Photography Organisation is delighted to announce the overall winners in the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards 2020. The Photographer of the Year title and accompanying $25,000 prize is awarded to Pablo Albarenga (Uruguay) for his series Seeds of Resistance. Also announced are the ten category winners of the Professional competition alongside 2nd and 3rd place as well as overall winners of the Open, Student and Youth competitions.
Seeds of Resistance is a body of work which pairs photographs of landscapes and ......read more
● A pulsar is a dense remnant of an old star.
● An accretion disk is a structure formed by gravitationally attracting material in an orbital motion around a massive central body, which is typically a star - or, in this case, a pulsar. Friction causes orbiting material in the disk to spiral inward towards the star.
Abu Dhabi – June 9, 2020: For the first time ever, a team of researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and Monash University in Australia have observed the full process of material spiralling into a ......read more
- The scholarship promotes dialogue between China and the rest of the globe
- The two recipients, Class of 2018 graduate Marie Claude Hykpo and Class of 2020 graduate Juan Diego Serrano Ortega, will study in Beijing as a part of a one year master’s program
Abu Dhabi – June 8, 2020: Two NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) alumni have been awarded the prestigious Yenching Scholarship by the Yenching Academy of Peking University in Beijing, China. NYUAD Class of 2018 alumna Marie-Claude Hykpo and alumnus Juan Diego Serrano Ortega from the Class of 2020 will pursue a ......read more
• Since GMU’s inception 22 years ago, its 2000-strong alumni comprising 85 nationalities have been making significant contributions to the healthcare sector in the UAE and beyond
• The University boasts academic and research tie-ups with over 60 international universities and research institutions
June 8th, 2020, Ajman, UAE: Working on the frontlines of healthcare across 60 countries, the alumni of Gulf Medical University (GMU) in Ajman have been making noteworthy contributions to the global healthcare sector for several years now. ......read more
The ceremony allowed graduates to participate with extremely limited social interaction
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 07, 2020: On Saturday 6th of June 2020, RAK Academy’s annual graduation ceremony was held, this year in a completely different and innovative way, due to the virus outbreak. With everyone’s health and safety in mind, a drive-in ceremony took place to allow students to commemorate the completion of their school careers. His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, delivered a speech ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – June 06 2020: Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting, says schools in the Middle East will need to implement a carefully planned and strategically phased approach to opening up following the deep impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the region.
The opening strategies, according to Oliver Wyman, must include a pre-opening, opening and post-opening framework and entail fundamental changes to logistics, processes and procedures to ensure safety and a smooth opening of operations for school communities.
Releasing a report called ......read more
Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance
The Class of 2020 Students Illuminate The World’s Tallest Building
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6th June 2020: Canadian University Dubai made history last night as it became the first university in the world to display images of its graduating class on the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The ceremony was the leading Dubai based university’s 10th graduation event, and recognized its class of 2020 by illuminating one of the most iconic buildings in the ......read more
• 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, ......read more
• 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 ......read more
• 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
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 28, 2020: The final stages of this year’s Global Innovation ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
• 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 ......read more
• 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 ......read more
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 ......read more
Smart university discusses leading experiences during webinar session led by Electronic Ramadan Quality Council
May 10, 2020- Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), has highlighted the need for continuous efforts to tap innovation, quality and excellence as the key foundations to re-engineer the future of higher education and create a new generation of graduates who are qualified to lead in the 21st century. The call was raised during Dr. Al Awar’s participation in a webinar session of the Electronic Ramadan Quality Council held with leading ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
- 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 ......read more
• 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 ......read more