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    GEMS Education schools and students celebrate success at prestigious Sharjah Award for Excellence 2019-2020

    • GEMS Our Own English High School Sharjah – Girls tops ‘Outstanding Schools’ category for providing an enriching environment for students to achieve excellence • GEMS Our Own English High School Sharjah – Boys placed second in ‘Outstanding Schools’ category and sees one of its students named ‘Most Distinguished and Excellent Student’ • GEMS Millennium School – Sharjah student also recognised with ‘Most Distinguished and Excellent Student’ award     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 01, 2020:  Three GEMS Education schools were recognised in this year’s prestigious Sharjah Award for Excellence and Educational Excellence. GEMS Our Own English High School Sharjah – Girls (OOS) placed first in the ‘Outstanding ......read more

    ADEK's Rize University Preparation and Career Guidance Program Goes Virtual

    • Launched as part of the ‘Rize Enrichment Programs’, the program aims to equip high school students ahead of their journey towards higher education • Following its inauguration in February of this year, the program is now delivered virtually in keeping with social distancing measures to limit the spread of COVID-19   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30, May 2020:  In a bid to provide comprehensive support for grades 9-12 students in Abu Dhabi developing their post-secondary goals and aspirations, the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has introduced the Rize University Preparation and Career Guidance Program. A subset of Rize Enrichment Programs, this new program aims to equip high school students with the necessary guidance, tools, and resources to prepare them for their future university ......read more

    GEMS Innovation Awards 2020 Recognise Young Innovators after Virtual Showdown

    • Awards mark culmination of annual Global Innovation Challenge, which sees thousands of students develop solutions to world’s biggest problems • Winners selected from a shortlist of 150 young innovators, who pitched their ideas and inventions to a panel of industry leaders, experts and investors • Participants took part in a first-of-its-kind virtual bootcamp, gaining insights into various aspects of business and entrepreneurship   New   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 28, 2020:  The final stages of this year’s Global Innovation Challenge (GIC), which culminated in the annual GEMS Innovation Awards on 21 May, were held in suitably ground-breaking fashion, with close to 4,000 attendees from the UAE, UK and Egypt. The award ceremony marked the end of a journey of an intensive ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority: How to Help Your Children Thrive With Remote Schooling

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020:    As a result of the current situation, families are facing extended periods of social distancing. To help families enjoy their time together, Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority offers parents guidance on how to help their children thrive at remote schooling and tips on how to engage children effectively.   There is a huge difference between elective ‘homeschooling’ and adapting to it very unexpectedly, but there many ways families can balance multiple children’s workloads whilst considering each child’s individual needs and keeping on top of learning schedules. During this time, it is important to recognise that this is an abnormal situation to be in, so be kind to yourself and look at the positives in every situation.   TALK ABOUT ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Announces Winners of The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award 2020

    The winning submission, Haweia – an Arabic term meaning identity – will officially be unveiled at NYU Abu Dhabi, and will then tour to other UAE locations in November 2020 Abu Dhabi, UAE – May 20, 2020:  Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), in partnership with Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), has announced the winners of the eighth edition of The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award 2020. The winning trio are architecture students from the American University of Sharjah (AUS): Sara Mohamed from Egypt, Laura AlDhahi from Kuwait, and Sahil Rattha Singh from India.  The winning submission, titled Haweia – an Arabic term meaning “identity” – will be a sculptural installation with a smooth exterior façade of ......read more

    Forty-one Outstanding Female GEMS Education Students Honoured with Sheikha Fatima Award for Excellence

    • Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Award for Excellence, under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan, is presented to female students at GEMS Education schools in the UAE • The award includes a scholarship covering a year’s tuition fee at their respective school     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 18, 2020:    GEMS Education honoured 41 female students in the UAE with the prestigious Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Award for Excellence. Each of these young achievers represents an inspiring story about academic success and overcoming the odds through sheer determination to surpass all expectations and set new benchmarks.  GEMS Education celebrated the achievements of this year’s winners virtually in an online tribute, honouring its annual commitment to ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Creates Face Shield Prototype to Support the Local Healthcare Sector

    • ADU’s successful face shield prototype will be sent to hospitals in Abu Dhabi • The University also developed 1000 clips, a part of the face masks, for hospitals  • The face shield was created using equipment available at ADU at the hands of the University’s experts   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—17 May 2020:  Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Engineering (COE) has rallied its engineering labs to join the fight against COVID-19. The university has been working closely with hospitals in Abu Dhabi and was able to produce over 1000 clips required for face masks using the University’s state-of-the-art 3D printers, within the course of just two days. Additionally, and in a bid to support the local healthcare sector and help flatten the curve of COVID-19, ADU ......read more

    ADEK Collaborates with Yahsat to Provide Connectivity to Distance Learning Students in Al Dhafra Region

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12 May 2020:  In a bid to ensure no student is left behind, the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has partnered with Yahsat to provide free satellite broadband services for distance learning students residing in the Al Dhafra Region. With ADEK’s support, Yahsat, the leading satellite operator in the UAE, will offer its services free of charge to ensure continuity of distance learning for students until the end of the current academic year.  This initiative is the latest in a series of strategic partnerships that ADEK forged with technology providers ahead of the transition to distance learning earlier in March of this year. These key partnerships seek to equip all schools and students with the needed resources, connectivity and devices to ensure that students can continue their ......read more

    Deloitte Opens Up Applications for Its D-180 Digital Mentoring Program for University Students and Graduates

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 07, 2020:      Deloitte’s D-180 program has just launched in the Middle East. D-180 is a digital mentoring program integral to Deloitte’s community response efforts to COVID-19. The program targets university graduates in their first few years in the workforce as well as high school and college students across the Middle East to provide them with mentoring and real work exposure by Deloitte volunteer professionals.  Deloitte’s D-180 program aims  to equip mentees with support and skills to find meaningful work in the new economy. Deloitte mentors are paired with mentees to support them through virtual meetings along their skills building and employability journeys. They will also provide them with exposure to the world of work, and support them in ......read more

    Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education and Malia Group sign MoU to Support Preparation of AGFE Scholars for Employment Transition

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; May 06, 2020:   The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) and Malia Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the preparation of AGFE scholars for employment transition. Dr. Sonia Ben Jaafar, CEO of Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education, and Mr. Roger Farhat, Talent Acquisition & Succession Planning Manager at Malia Group, signed the MoU during a virtual ceremony.  The objective of the MoU is to showcase a successful case study of collaboration between private sector and philanthropic entities in addressing regional transition challenges from education to employment.  Malia Group will be extending opportunities to AGFE Scholars in order for them to gain work experience and to develop key soft skills that are valued by employers and ......read more

    UOBD Capitalizes on Distance Learning Potential With On-Time Completion of the Spring Semester

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 05, 2020:    The University of Balamand Dubai (UOBD), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, the leading diversified investments company listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), announced on-time successful completion of the spring semester, end of April 2020, as a result of deploying effective and efficient distance learning resources, providing uncompromised access to quality programs and modules.  Following an unchanged spring 2020 course schedule, the timely completion of the semester has guaranteed steady progress for students on the pathway to completion of their degrees. For each course, students will complete assignments and research projects and return them electronically for grading by faculty, ensuring efficient and transparent assessment procedures. The ......read more

    The NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Presents Online “Nobel Laureate Lecture Series” as Communities #stayhome This Ramadan

    Abu Dhabi – May 5, 2020:  The NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Institute has launched an online Nobel Laureate Lecture Series, featuring six past lectures given by Nobel Laureates at The Institute. The series, available on The Institute’s YouTube channel, aims to connect audiences with leading thinkers and speakers from the comfort of their homes.    As members of the community practice physical distancing this Ramadan, they are invited to delve into topics that include how electricity powers our muscles, attempting to understand the origin of cellular life, and the implications of artificial intelligence on society and economics.   Speaking on the launch of the series, Director of Public Programming at The Institute Philip Kennedy commented: “The Institute is very keen to sustain the atmosphere of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi International Book Fair's Virtual Session Series Continues with ‘Horrible Science' Author Nick Arnold

    Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, the British writer conducted weird and wonderful experiments from his laboratory to boost children’s interest in science   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 04 May, 2020:   With the postponement of the 30th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) until next year, a number of authors and artists who were booked to appear at the event have instead been presenting Virtual Sessions from their own homes. Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the latest live stream took place on Thursday evening with Nick Arnold, the British writer of weird and wonderful science and history books for children. Presented from his laboratory in the UK, the online show gave viewers the chance to see ......read more

    CUD Student Among Artists Whose Designs Were Selected for Giving an Arty Look to Parking Meters

    Sheikha Fekri’s design celebrates the beauty of ‘ghutra’, the traditional head scarf worn by Arab men Dubai, May 3, 2020:  Parking meters in certain areas of Dubai have started sporting an arty look, following a unique initiative launched by Brand Dubai and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). One of the artists whose works were selected to be featured on the parking meters is Sheikha Fekri, an Emirati student of Environmental Health Management at Canadian University Dubai (CUD).  The move to add a touch of art to the parking meters is a joint project between Brand Dubai, the creative unit of the Government of Dubai Media Office, and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to creatively revitalise parking spaces in key areas of Dubai. The objective is to turn Dubai into an open museum, with ......read more

    Importance of Education Continuity in the GCC During Covid-19 Crisis

    - Almost 12 million learners affected in UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Prolonged school closures could lead to long-term economic effects     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 3 2020:  Management consultancy Oliver Wyman estimates that due to the potential long-term closure of educational institutions, 0.1% to 0.4% of GDP will be lost for every four weeks of school closure.   The rapid spread of COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on countries’ education systems, some of which have been unprepared for the magnitude of the crisis. Addressing challenges and minimizing impact to education systems requires a holistic strategy from government that considers all key stakeholders including education leadership, suppliers and providers, in addition to beneficiaries ......read more

    Dubai Culture Provides Guided Tours and Virtual Workshops at Etihad Museum for School Students

    • Inspire UAE community members and visitors through the story of the union and the founding of the United Arab Emirates • Consolidate the museum’s position as a cultural and educational centre as well as strengthen the relationship of the younger generation with it • Hold workshops to develop participants’ writing skills and enhance their capabilities in creative expression      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 May 2020:   Based on its commitment to enhance the importance of museums among the younger generations in the UAE as well as enrich their knowledge of the Emirati experience and strengthen their link with the Emirati cultural identity through innovative, interactive channels, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), in cooperation with the Ministry of ......read more

    Abdul Aziz al Ghurair, Emirati Businessman and Philanthropist, Announces Covid-19 Online Learning Fund for Refugee Education

    Dubai, U.A.E. – 29 April 2020:  H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE), has launched a Covid-19 Online Learning Emergency Fund as part of the Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund. The emergency fund is dedicated to supporting educational solutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is having an impact on education for refugee children and youth. It works to complement the continuation of existing programs in Jordan and Lebanon, as measures being put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus are severely undermining access to education for refugees. The fund focuses on the gaps and challenges faced by the most vulnerable refugee youth and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon, which are in the top 10 countries hosting the largest numbers of refugees ......read more

    Mosul University Students Translate More than 11,000 Scientific Articles and Add More Than 10 Million Words to Arabic Wikipedia

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29th April 2020:   Euronews, Europe’s leading international news channel, met a team of student translators from the University of Mosul in the latest episode of Inspire Middle East. The team has translated more than 11,000 scientific articles and academic texts, and have added more than 10.1 million words to the Arabic Wikipedia to date.  Although Arabic is the fourth most spoken language amongst internet users, less than one per cent of online content is published in Arabic, which is why the students, along with the help of non-profit organisation, Ideas Beyond Borders, are on a mission to translate and add more Arabic content online.  In an interview with Euronews, Momen Mohamad, a student at the University of Mosul, and part of the translation project that has been running ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Power Corporation Announces Lowest Tariff for Solar Power in the World

    Record-low tariff set at AED 4.97 fils/kWh (USD 1.35 cents/kWh)  Largest solar power plant in the world to generate 2 GW of power, equivalent to powering approximately 160,000 households Project will reduce Abu Dhabi’s CO2 emissions by more than 2.4 million metric tonnes per year, equivalent to removing approximately 470,000 cars    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 April 2020:  Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) announced, today, the world’s lowest tariff for solar power. ADPower’s subsidiary, Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), delivered a virtual read-out of five consortia’s technical and commercial bids for the 2 GW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Independent Power Producer (IPP) project – to be located in Abu Dhabi. The project has received, from the first-ranked bidder, ......read more

    GEMS Wellington Academy, Al Khail Donates Medical Equipment to King's College Hospital Dubai

    GEMS Education school has donated 110 medical goggles to hospital staff       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 28, 2020:    GEMS Wellington Academy, Al Khail, part of GEMS Education, has donated 110 medical goggles to King’s College Hospital Dubai staff to support them in their fight against COVID-19. This followed a request from the hospital, which prompted the Academy to react and deliver the required medical equipment.   The school uses goggles in its Product Design & Science department that are suitable for use by medical staff in the hospital’s intensive care unit, and hospital staff have been using the goggles for their day to day operations.   Neil Matthews, Principal and CEO of GEMS Wellington Academy, Al Khail, said: “GEMS Education has reached ......read more

    Abu Dhabi International Book Fair's Virtual Session Series Continues with Children's Nutrition Expert Annabel Karmel

    Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, the multi-million selling cookbook author offered parents simple recipes and tips on healthy eating habits for children    Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 23, 2020:   With the 30th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) being postponed until next year, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) continued its Virtual Session Series on Tuesday with Annabel Karmel, the children’s nutrition expert whose cookbooks have sold millions of copies around the world. The session, titled Happy, Healthy Families: Eat Well, Feel Good, was the second in a series of live social media streams to give the audience the opportunity to meet with famous authors and artists from the safety of their own homes. From ......read more

    AU Students Won URC2020 Best Presentation Award

    Ajman-UAE: April 21, 2020:   Despite the unprecedented Covid-19 challenges, Ajman University (AU) students have made it happen again and showed their exemplary resilience and diligence. Two student groups from the University have won the Best Presentation Award in the Undergraduate Research on Applied Computing (URC2020). This was part of a two-day conference held online on April 15-16, 2020 with the participation of 400 competitors. Ajman University students have stolen the show and far excelled 159 presentations submitted by 400 competitors from 24 universities hailing from seven countries worldwide. The conference, aimed to encourage the research activity of university students in the UAE, GCC, and Arab countries, provides an exceptional forum for students to present their researches and interact with young ......read more

    Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education Awards Scholarships for Online Master's Degrees to 58 Underprivileged Students Across the Arab World

    Dubai, U.A.E. – 19 April 2020:   Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) has awarded 58 underprivileged students from the Arab world full scholarships at Arizona State University (ASU) to pursue their Master’s degrees as part of the Al Ghurair Open Learning Scholars Program (OLSP). The 58 students have been selected based on merit and need from a large group of applicants, and represent several nationalities from the Arab world including Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Yemen. Of these aspiring young Arabs, 14% are refugees or conflict-affected youth with increasingly limited opportunities to continue their higher education. Given that there are lower rates of graduate students in the Arab world than the global average, it is a game-changer for these Arab youth who are being given access ......read more

    Nursery to Hold Free Webinar on E-learning Tools for Parents of Pre-Schoolers

    British Orchard Nursery to provide guideline to maximise distance learning programme in their webinar, “Decoding e-Learning in Early Years” Will be held on 22nd April between 11am and 12 noon, open to all parents across the UAE     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 19, 2020:   The distance learning programme has turned parents into teachers overnight, a role that many parents are struggling with, particularly those of pre-schoolers. In order to guide parents and caretakers on maximising the e-learning experience, British Orchard Nursery is organising free webinar to address the common issues that parents face while teaching at home. Titled, ‘Decoding e-Learning in Early Years’, the webinar will be held on Wednesday, 22nd April between 11am and 12 noon, open to all parents ......read more

    Abdelouahab Aissaoui Wins 2020 International Prize for Arabic Fiction

    • Winning novel The Spartan Court tells the story of the French campaign against Algiers in 1830 from the perspectives of five characters – Algerians and French • Aissaoui is the first Algerian to win the prize  • The author has previously engaged with the Prize as a participant of the 2016 nadwa, a writing workshop for emerging writers in the Arabic world     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 15, 2020:    The Spartan Court by Abdelouahab Aissaoui was today announced as the winner of the 13th International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF). The novel, published by Dar Mim, was named as this year’s winner by the Chair of Judges, Muhsin al-Musawi.  In addition to winning USD $50,000, funding will be provided for the English translation of The Spartan Court, and ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Education and Training
     
    American University in Dubai ranked as the UAE's top institution for employability and the world's top institution for its diverse faculty

    AUD ranked as the #1 university in the UAE for employability by QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings AUD is the world’s top university for its diverse faculty by QS World University Rankings    22 September 2019, Dubai, UAE: The American University in Dubai (AUD) has been ranked as the #1 and best university in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for employability in the QS Graduate World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings, highlighting the success of the ......read more

    MBRU Stages 4th White Coat Ceremony in presence of UAE Minister of State for Advanced Sciences

    62 new students representing 18 nationalities take Hippocratic Oath and start their journey towards career in medicine    UAE, 17 September, 2019:  Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine & Health Sciences (MBRU) accepted its fourth cohort of students for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program celebrating them at the 4th MBRU White Coat Ceremony in the presence of Her Excellency Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, UAE Minister of State for Advanced Sciences. In line with its mission to advance health in the UAE and the region through an ......read more

    GEMS Education finds a way on how to effectively prepare when your child flees the nest for University abroad

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 16, 2019:   For every parent, the moment their child is accepted onto their dream course at their first choice University is a time of great pride and excitement for the future. What is perhaps not talked about so often, is how UAE parents can prepare themselves as well as their son or daughter for what living abroad in a foreign country will bring, outside of the confines of the campus lecture hall.    Sara Hedger, Head of Safeguarding and Child Protection at GEMS Education shares some insightful tips on how to overcome ......read more

    Nursery to go paperless for a week as a mark of respect to the burning Amazon

    In light of the Amazon Rainforest tragedy, children at British Orchard Nursery learn important lessons on going green  Tree hugging sessions in Dubai parks help create a strong bond with Mother Nature; children plant vegetable seeds in the nursery premises September 15th, 2019; Dubai, UAE:  In order to create awareness on the ongoing dangers to our ecosystem and to make the children more environmentally conscious, British Orchard Nursery is going paperless for a week across its branches in the UAE. The nursery is gradually teaching practical steps to youngsters in ways ......read more

    UOBD's 2nd academic year welcomes new students and adds majors

    Modern and holistic education offered based on proven academic excellence spread over three decades Dubai, UAE, Sep 15, 2019:  Spread across 8,000 square metres in Dubai Investments House and touted as the first university in Dubai Investment Park (DIP), University of Balamand Dubai (UOBD) welcomed new students with a tailored orientation, early September 2019. As part of UOBD’s 2nd academic year orientation, a campus tour and insights into new majors offered at the university for the academic session 2019-20, for the new cohort of students was organized. Riding on University ......read more

    GEMS Wellington International School rewards outstanding students at the Scholarship Award Ceremony 2019

     Fifteen students awarded scholarship in the areas of Academia, Arabic Studies, Creative Arts, Innovation and Digital Technology, Philanthropy and Sports     Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 15, 2019:    It was a day of celebration as fifteen outstanding students of GEMS Wellington International School received Scholarships Awards. The scholarships were rewarded for the student’s achievements, consistent hard work and conscientious dedication.   This prestigious group of young leaders were awarded in the glorious presence of Dr. ......read more

    IACAD Issues A Book To Estimate Prayer and Fasting Times for the UAE's International Space Station (ISS) Astronauts

    Dubai, 14 September 2019:  Following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD), launched a one-of-a-kind book titled: Estimating Prayer and Fasting Times for ISS Astronauts. The announcement of the book comes close on the heels of the launch of the spaceflight scheduled for 25th of September 2019, where the first Emirati astronauts will be on their maiden voyage to the International Space Station (ISS). The book sheds light on the ......read more

    GEMS Cambridge International Private School Sharjah welcomes 840 students and 60 teachers to the 2019-2020 academic year

    The School offers affordable and high-quality education in Sharjah   September 12, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Students, teachers and the staff community at GEMS Cambridge International Private School celebrated the opening of the new academic year with much enthusiasm and fanfare. Officially opened for the 2019 September academic intake, the GEMS Cambridge International School Sharjah is now a dynamic focal point for the GEMS Education network.    It promises to be an exciting year ahead as the school introduces a host of innovative programmes and teaching ......read more

    UAEU is now ranked #1 in the UAE and in the category of the best #301-350 universities worldwide per the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2020

    September 12, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) has made a remarkable achievement by ranking #1 in the UAE and by ranking the university 301-350 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020. H.E. Saeed Ahmed Ghobash, UAEU Chancellor, stated that  “This achievement is a confirmation of the success of UAE’s efforts in the supporting the education system in UAE since the establishment of UAEU by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 1976, as well as the leadership’s support to the higher education system, which has ......read more

    Middlesex University Dubai and the Chartered Institute of Arbitration further strengthen their partnership in the region

    The partnership aims to train students in all aspects of arbitration and mediation   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 September 2019: The Chartered Institute of Arbitration (CIArb) and Middlesex University Dubai (MDX) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) last week, further cementing their ongoing partnership. The agreement aims to assist students through education, training and experiential opportunities across the fields of arbitration, mediation, dispute avoidance and dispute management.    The MoU was signed by Mr Anthony Abrahams, the Director-General of CIArb ......read more

    Ajman University to Honor 1,275 Graduates in October

    Ajman-UAE: September 10, 2019 –  Ajman University (AU) is to celebrate the graduation of 1,275 male and female students on October 28th & 29th, 2019. The 28th cohort, including bachelor’s and master’s degree students from 42 nationalities is the second in the ‘Year of Tolerance’ considering as compared to 372 graduates from 28 nationalities in the first batch in January this year. The ‘Year of Tolerance’ is a pioneering drive initiated by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to strengthen the ......read more

    First Ever Gamified Moral Education Programme Successfully Trialled in UAE Schools'

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10 September 2019:  A ground-breaking pilot of the Moral Education Programme (MEP) led by the Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court, Abu Dhabi, and conducted by Arc Skills has shown how gamification can enhance the way young people learn important universal values. The trial, which ran in six UAE schools and has never been attempted before, showed the huge potential of gamification and online technology with 98% of the students sample tested after the programme scoring over 70% in the pilot assessments.  The MEP is a unique strategic programme ......read more

    City Centre Me'aisem is here to captivate and educate this back-to-school season

    • As parents shop in peace, kids can play and learn with daily interactive workshops and entertainment  • Kids can also make a statement at the Customisation Zone by personalising their new school gear • The campaign is running now until September 14    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 9 2019: The new academic year is already here, but families can still make the most of the back-to-school season as City Centre Me’aisem offers a captivating programme of after school ‘edutainment’ workshops for the kids. Until September 14, ......read more

    Opening of PACE British School, a premium British curriculum education initiative in the emirate of Sharjah

    1. Dr P A Ibrahim Haji, Chairman PACE Group 2. Mr Keith Marsh, Chief Academic Officer, PACE Group 3. Mr Rueben David Flint, Principal, PACE British School, Sharjah 4. Mr Nasif Mohammed Elayyan, Vice Principal PACE British School, Sharjah 5. Ms. Nicole Gamble, Head of Early Years, PACE British School, Sharjah   PACE Group- Overview   PACE Group is a network of 17 Educational institutions spread over India, UAE and Kuwait, established under the leadership of renowned industrialist and educationist, Dr. P.A. Ibrahim. It was founded as PA Educational Trust in the ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai launches world-class creative leadership program with Ryerson University

    First of its kind degree in Dubai invites applications from aspiring creative executives Dubai, September 8, 2019: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has announced the launch of a new creative leadership degree program in partnership with the world-renowned Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) at Ryerson University, Canada.  The Bachelor of Arts in Creative Industries (BACI) is the first program of its kind in Dubai and is now open to applications from students aspiring to make their mark in the city’s thriving creative sector. The unique four-year program, which is ......read more

    GEMS Jumeirah Primary School with GEMS Music Hub

    take centre stage with Shanghai Opera production of ‘Turandot’ at Dubai OperaMaking its Middle East debut at Dubai Opera, the prominent Shanghai Opera House mesmerises the audience with Puccini's spectacular masterpiece   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 08, 2019:    Dubai Opera and GEMS Music Hub teamed up with Shanghai Opera House to put on Puccini’s final creation Turandot, over the weekend. The critically-acclaimed masterpiece performed live under the direction of Roberto Ando starred over 200 talented artists. Amongst them, 30 ......read more

    AU Students Shine at Int'l Contest, Win Trip to Thailand

    Ajman-UAE: September 07, 2019 – Students of Mass Communication at Ajman University (AU) have shined in an international tourism competition, and won a trip to Thailand. The contest is part of the cultural and academic ‘Thailand Academy’ program initiated by the Royal Thai Consulate-General, Dubai, and Tourism Authority of Thailand Middle East, Dubai, to promote UAE students’ awareness about sustainable tourism in Thailand. The seven-day trip included an array of cultural and academic activities which made the students familiar with the sustainable lifestyle of ......read more

    First Ever Gamified Moral Education Programme Successfully Trialled in UAE Schools

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4 September 2019:  A ground-breaking pilot of the Moral Education Programme (MEP) led by the Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court, Abu Dhabi, and conducted by Arc Skills has shown how gamification can enhance the way young people learn important universal values. The trial, which ran in six UAE schools and has never been attempted before, showed the huge potential of gamification and online technology with 98% of the students sample tested after the programme scoring over 70% in the pilot assessments.  The MEP is a unique strategic programme ......read more

    Ajman University Earns Spot, Again, on QS Rankings List of Top 150 Universities Under 50 Years

    Ajman-UAE: September 03, 2019:   Ajman University (AU) made it happen again! For the second year in a row, AU has earned a spot among the top 150 universities under 50 years within QS World University Rankings of the “Top 50 Under 50.” Only 8 institutions in the UAE and a total of 13 universities in the Arab World earned a spot on the extended list, released in July 2019.  “I am incredibly proud that AU continues to have a place in the top 150 universities under 50,” said Chancellor Karim Seghir. “This is the amazing outcome of the diligent ......read more

    Emirati astronauts successfully complete their training period in Moscow

    The final tests for the mission to the International Space Station lasted for 12 hours over two days and focused on emergency scenarios at the ISS and aboard the Soyuz spacecraft Dubai, UAE, 2 September 2019: Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first Emirati astronaut to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) on September 25, and Sultan AlNeyadi, the back-up astronaut for the same mission, successfully completed their final tests for the mission at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, in Star City, in Moscow. Each day of the exam started with the astronauts saluting the commanders ......read more

    GEMS Education welcomes 18,000 new students and 1,800 new teachers for 2019-20

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 01, 2019:  Schools in UAE sprang back to life for the first day of the new academic year on Sunday 1 September. It promises to be an exciting year ahead as GEMS Education introduces a host of innovative programmes and teaching methods that will expand the opportunities available to the 125,000 students enrolled across its 48 UAE schools, of which 18,000 are newly enrolled. In addition, some 1,800 new teachers have joined the network, each carefully picked for their individual expertise and talents, and collectively adding immeasurable ......read more

    1,800 new teachers join GEMS Education for 2019-20 academic year

    • New teachers officially welcomed at GEMS Awareness Day held at Dubai’s Atlantis, The Palm • Annual event included a variety of information sessions and workshops on all aspects of GEMS Education and life in the UAE     Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  29, August 2019:   GEMS Education today officially welcomed more than 1,800 new teachers from across the globe to its network of schools during GEMS Awareness Day, an annual event designed to introduce new teaching staff to every aspect of the organisation and its partners and ......read more

    National Geographic Abu Dhabi Unveils 2019 ‘Moments' Photo Competition Grand Prize

    Abu Dhabi, August 27, 2019:   National Geographic Abu Dhabi (NGAD) and Almarai announced today the Grand Prize for the adult and kids categories of the 9th edition of ‘Moments’, its annual regional photography competition to nurture the talent of aspiring regional photographers. The Grand Prize winner will have his/her photograph printed in the National Geographic magazine Arabic edition and will earn a trip of a lifetime with a 10-day expedition trip along the Danube river, worth $10,000, where they will be mentored by National Geographic expert photographers, in ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai Dean chairs international industry conference on sensor technology in Berlin

    Dubai, August 25, 2018:   Dr. Sam Kherat, Dean of Graduate Studies, Research and Incubators at Canadian University Dubai (CUD), led the debate among delegates from prominent engineering and technology firms when he chaired the International VDI Conference on Sensors for Off-Highway Machines, held in Berlin recently. Bringing together industry leaders in this highly specialized field, the two-day conference focused on the application of sensor technology in challenging environments, including topics such as advanced sensing solutions for off-highway applications, the use of ......read more

    What is PMP Certificate for and Why Do You Need a Preparing Course in Dubai?

    Project management skills are useful for a manager in any field of activity, and the PMP certificate serves as proof of the manager’s professional compliance. Therefore the demand for specialized courses and training will only grow. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a degree in project management available to specialists from various industries, which allows you to confirm your qualification in 170 countries around the world. Now there are more than 750 thousand certified project management professionals worldwide. With a PMP degree, you become a member of the ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi researchers find warm ocean water, exacerbated by warmer air, is causing rapid melt of one of Greenland's largest glaciers

    Abu Dhabi, August 22, 2019:  A team of researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi’s Center for Global Sea Level Change, supported by the Office of Polar Programs of the USA National Science Foundation, have found that unusually warm ocean water is causing rapid melt at the Greenland outlet glacier Helheim, one of the largest in the region. For the first time, warm waters that originate in the tropics have been found at uniform depth, displacing the cold polar water at the Helheim calving front, causing an unusually high melt rate. Typically, ocean waters near the terminus of an outlet ......read more

    GEMS Education's GCSE students celebrate outstanding results

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22, August 2019:   Students from 16 GEMS Education schools have recorded another successful year of GCSE results after a round of challenging examinations.    In 2019, GEMS schools hosted a record 2,800 students who sat over 17,700 IGSCE/GCSE examinations.   Across the GEMS network, 357 students achieved the highest ‘9’ grade with 46 per cent of students achieved at least an A* grade across all schools. Of all grades achieved across the GEMS schools, 20 per cent were at A* (9-8) and 67 per cent were A*-B ......read more

    GEMS Education student is the first UAE qualifier for trials to India's FIFA U17 World Cup Team Camp for girls

    Theertha Satish of GEMS Modern Academy attends the school with backing of KHDA’s Rahhal Programme    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22, August 2019:   GEMS Education has gained an international sporting first achievement, off the back of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) Rahhal Programme initiative, with the first UAE-based student to be accepted onto the trials for FIFA U17 World Cup Team Camp for girls in India.   All India Football Federation (AIFF) scouted Theertha Satish, a grade 10 student at GEMS Modern Academy in ......read more

    Dubai mosques to offer lectures and courses in the second half of 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 August 2019:  As part of its continuous efforts to spread cultural and religious awareness among the various strata of society including mosques visitors and students, the Department of Islamic Education and Religious Guidance of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) announced it will organise a series of lectures and scientific courses in various mosques in Dubai throughout the second half of 2019. Ibrahim Jassim Al Mansouri, head of the Department of Religious Guidance, explained that the awareness and educational programs ......read more

    GEMS Education students shine with excellent A-Level examination results

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15, August 2019:   GEMS Education students in the UAE celebrated this morning outstanding results achieved during the A-Level examinations.   This year, GEMS students in the UAE have once again exceeded expectations. Nearly 600 students sat over 1700 A Level examinations.     Across all GEMS school, 33% of entries achieved an A* or A grade. A particular highlight was Jumeirah College who again celebrate outstanding results, in over 420 examinations 16 per cent achieved an A* grade and 47 per cent achieved an A* or A ......read more

    British Orchard Nursery collaborates with Department of Finance to open its 22nd branch in the UAE

    The preschool aims to raise the happiness level for working mothers by bringing nursery education for their little ones at their doorstep Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14, August 2019:  Dubai, UAE  UAE’s largest preschool chain, British Orchard Nursery has collaborated with the Department of Finance to open a nursery at the DOF headquarters in His Highness the Ruler’s Court. The preschool aims to raise the happiness level among its employees and create a work-life balance for working mothers by bringing their little ones closer to their workplace, while ......read more

    GEMS Education offers up some expert ways to get your children to read in the late summer months

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  08, August 2019:   For most parents, summer’s lengthy days and slower pace, lends itself well for children to be lost in the pleasure of imaginative books. In reality the kids tend to try and avoid summer reading, considering it to be ‘homework.’   Michelle Forbes, Principal, GEMS Al Barsha National School for Girls shares some insightful tips on how to encourage children to head to the bookshelf or download material via a reading app, to become engrossed in stories beyond gaming and television.    1. ......read more

    Applications now open for Emirati startup incubation program, Ibtikari

    ● Organized by Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) and startAD, Ibtikari 5.0 will incubate twelve startups founded by UAE nationals ● Six teams will have the opportunity to work with global experts and corporate partners, win a grant worth AED 10,000 from KFED, and be considered for further funding upon completion of the program   Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 30, 2019:  startAD, the Abu Dhabi based global accelerator powered by Tamkeen and anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED), has opened applications ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi announces recipients of 2020 Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholarship for Outstanding High School Students

    Abu Dhabi, July 28, 2019 – Thirty-two high-achieving secondary school students have been selected to participate in the rigorous 18-month NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Summer Academy enrichment program as recipients of the 2020 Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholarship for Outstanding High School Students.   Now in its ninth year, the program offers an immersive educational experience that prepares Abu Dhabi-based Emirati students for entry into top-tier English-language universities throughout the world — including NYUAD. The students were selected based on consideration of their ......read more

    Holding the door: Researchers journey to Greenland to investigate mechanisms controlling ice sheet collapse

    New radar technology allowed geoscientists from the University of South Florida (USF) and New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) to look at Greenland’s dynamic ice-ocean interface – Earth’s last frontier Abu Dhabi, UAE – July 21, 2019: Greenland’s land mass of more than 2.1 million km2 is largely covered with glaciers, and their melting fuels as much as one-fifth of global sea-level rise. That’s why a team of USF and NYUAD geoscientists’ new discovery of a mechanism that allows these glaciers to collapse into the sea has special significance for the ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai partners with hospitality industry players to boost tourism sector skills

    Goal: Meet the demand expected to be triggered by Dubai’s 2025 target to attract 25 million visitors annually   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:  ​ Canadian University Dubai has recently joined forces with two more leading names in the hospitality industry to help boost the skills supply to the UAE tourism sector as Dubai prepares to attract 25 million visitors by 2025. Under the two new agreements, the University will collaborate with Copthorne Hotel Dubai, a member of the Millennium Hotels Group, and Ibis Styles Hotels Jumeirah, to ......read more

    Dubai-Based Schools Operator GEMS MENASA Assigned Preliminary 'B' Ratings; Outlook Stable

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14 July  2019:  GEMS MENASA (GEMS) is the largest K-12 schools operator in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with EBITDA margins of about 30%-35% and good cash flow visibility. The company proposes to fully refinance its capital structure through the issuance of $1,650 million term loan B and senior secured notes, leading to an opening leverage of adjusted debt to EBITDA of about 7.5x in fiscal 2019. We are assigning our preliminary 'B' ratings to GEMS and to the company's secured first-lien loan and bond. The stable ......read more

    First results from Arc Skills' programme show how gamification can transform education in UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14 July  2019:  Arc Skills, the world’s first lifelong learning company, has developed a unique gamified programme to teach a comprehensive set of 21st century skills in UAE schools, and it is showing its first, extremely positive, results. Every one of the 1,200 children taught across nine UAE schools – including Our Own English High School, Al Ain; GEMS Modern Academy; and GEMS New Millennium – has developed new competencies through the programme. The UAE-based company’s SOAR Skills 21 programme utilises engaging ......read more

    Dubai's leading school operator to launch Affordable IB School in Dubai- Ambassador International Academy (AIA)

    •         Due to open in September, new Ambassador International Academy (AIA) will offer English and International Baccalaureate curriculums Dubai, July 11, 2019: Dubai’s leading operator of schools to launch Dubai’s first affordable International Baccalaureate (IB) school, built on education excellence with global quality standards and benchmarked against the best schools in the world. Fees at IB schools in Dubai average AED 52,800 in the Kindergarten and AED 65,600 in the Primary.  At Ambassador International Academy (AIA Dubai), the ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai joins Silk-Road Universities Network

    Top CUD officials invited to attend the Network’s 5th General Assembly in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in September  Dubai, July 11, 2019:  Canadian University Dubai (CUD) is among the newest members of the Silk-Road Universities Network, an innovative transnational higher education association that aims to foster peace and understanding through cultural activities, arts, heritage preservation and research. Established in 2015, the Network consists of over 70 international institutions along the lines of the historic Silk Road, spanning Europe, the Middle East and Asia. It seeks ......read more

    GEMS Education students excel in IB exams

    • Students outperform international averages and achieve outstanding results across the board • Two students (GEMS Modern Academy and GEMS Wellington International School) achieve full marks putting them in top performing 1% across the world.   • GEMS Educations students’ average pass rate of 94 per cent • Best ever results for GEMS Education      Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  06 July  2019:   GEMS Education students studying International Baccalaureate (IB) have continued to perform above international ......read more

    GEMS Education schools are first in the UAE to be awarded High Performance Learning (HPL) World Class School status

    • Jumeirah College, GEMS Royal Dubai School, Jumeirah Primary School and GEMS Wellington International School join the elite list of schools to be awarded the prestigious standing. • Only thirteen schools worldwide have been accredited, four of which are GEMS Education schools.  • Schools met demanding standards to complete HPL’s rigorous 2-year World Class School Award scheme   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  30 June 2019:     GEMS Education schools are the first in the UAE, and four of only thirteen schools worldwide, to have ......read more

    UAEU professor looks at cultural struggles experienced by social workers

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 27 June 2019:  As a black African British academic, and social worker, Dr Prospera Tedam used her background to research struggles experienced by social workers in the United Kingdom when working with people from different culture and ethnic backgrounds. The assistant professor in social work at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) recently published a book, in collaboration with a professor from Nottingham, entitled Cultural Diversity in Child Protection. Cultural Competence in Practice. “One of the key issues we find in social work ......read more

    GEMS Education schools partner with Dubai Cares to raise AED 500,000 for charity

    The Millennium School along with GEMS Jumeirah Primary School raised over AED 320,000 and AED 160,000 respectively in support of Dubai Cares’ ‘Adopt a School’ initiative     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 26 June 2019:   Two GEMS Education schools, The Millennium School and GEMS Jumeirah Primary School have collectively raised AED 500,000 for Dubai Cares ‘Adopt a School’ initiative, which will go towards the establishment of new community-based schools in Nepal and Cambodia.   His Excellency, Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, Chief ......read more

    Child Obesity and Plastic Pollution, How Parents and Schools can Fight Both Battles – Easily!

     Child obesity and plastic pollution are of grave concern in the UAE  School lunch box delivery service, Petit Gourmet, offers nutritional eating with zero-waste, positively influencing child health and the environment 26 June 2019, Dubai, UAE:  The threats are real. In the UAE, child obesity and plastic pollution are affecting our lives and those of future generations. However, they can be slowed or stopped, and it starts locally.  Luckily, parents and schools can positively influence children’s health and environmental choices now to impact ......read more

    ADU celebrates another year of success following 2020 QS World University Rankings

    • The university increased its global ranking by 3% • ADU moved from the third to the second global position for international faculty • Academic reputation and citations per faculty were the other two indicators that showcased significant progress   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:  Showcasing the results of its achievements in the last year, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has once again been named among the top 701-750 universities globally, according to the prestigious 2020 QS World University Rankings. The internationally accredited institution ......read more

    GEMS Education launches break-through app ‘GEMS Connect' for parents

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:   As part of its commitment to establish an end-to-end parent engagement platform for enhanced customer journeys, GEMS Education has launched its very own parent app, GEMS Connect for Apple and Android devices.    Designed to address the needs of existing as well as potential parents, GEMS Connect eases parents’ ability to interact with schools for a host of administrative services and information.    The intuitive app enables unified access to all matters related to GEMS Education schools and the ......read more

    ADU's engineering students build practical skills during site visit to the new Al Ain campus

    Abu Dhabi—23 June 2019: In an effort to encourage practical work experience, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) organized visits to the new Al Ain campus construction site for civil engineering students and members of the ADU community from other Colleges. The aim of the technical visits was to provide the students with first-hand experience in working on-site and provide insight into the new campus’s state-of-the-art facilities. The exercise also bridged the gap between theoretical engineering concepts taught during lectures and applying these notions in real life. Furthermore, the ......read more

    GEMS Education participates in UK MENA Education Summit

    Global Chief Education Officer of GEMS Education Sir Christopher Stone chaired the summit and delivered keynote address  Sir Christopher Stone also led and spoke at ‘Understanding the Regulatory Nuances of Operating in KSA and UAE’ panel in the Summit      June 20, 2019 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates: GEMS Education participated in the UK Middle East Education Summit, a platform that brought together high-profile speakers, decision makers, Middle East officials and representatives of trade bodies, held at RSA in London.    The Summit ......read more

    GEMS Education wins at ‘Loyalty Magazine Awards 2019'

    • GEMS Rewards programme named the ‘Regional Loyalty Champion of the Year’ for Middle East and Africa  • The programme gets recognised for delivering significant value and purpose    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 19 June 2019:  GEMS Education, the leading K-12 school operator has won at the prestigious ‘Loyalty Magazine Awards 2019’ under the Middle East and Africa category for its GEMS Rewards loyalty programme, and named the ‘Regional Loyalty Champion of the Year’ for Middle East and ......read more

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