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    Rize Virtual University Fair Connects Abu Dhabi Students with World's Most Prestigious Higher Education Institutions

      Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) implements platform for students to begin crucial first steps on higher education journey   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 10, 2020:  With thousands of students embarking on their higher education journeys, Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) was keen to connect high-school students across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi with leading local and international universities in the absence of physical events.   Launched in early July and spanning four weeks, the Rize Virtual University Fair has given Abu Dhabi students crucial online facetime with faculty from leading universities from the UAE, North America, Europe and Asia; provided interactive virtual tours of campus life and numerous admissions events. The virtual fair has ......read more

    Get School Ready With Super Back to School Offers and Exciting Activities, Brought to You by Dubai Summer Surprises

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 09, 2020:   Parents and children across Dubai can finally count down to the start of the new school year with the first day of term only a few weeks away.   As the summer holidays come to an end, the citywide Back to School campaign is in full swing, brought to you by Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS); bringing joy to families with great events and unmissable promotions from some of the city’s favourite stores and attractions.     

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    NYU Abu Dhabi Alumna First Woman to Ever Receive Prestigious Bseisu-Cambridge Scholarship

    Abu Dhabi, UAE - August 9, 2020: NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Class of 2020 alumna Bana Alamad has been awarded the prestigious Bseisu-Cambridge Scholarship, offered by the Bseisu Foundation. The first woman to receive the Bseisu-Cambridge scholarship since it was established in 2005, Alamad will be pursuing a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Genomic Medicine, an integrated clinical and research degree at the University of Cambridge.  Hailing from Jordan, Alamad graduated from NYUAD with a major in Biology and a minor in Visual Arts and has always been passionate about integrating both fields. While at NYUAD, she pursued research into understanding genetic variation in complex traits that have clinical relevance and studied the role that genetic and environmental factors play in triggering disease and modulating health-related ......read more

    BA Students Complete Their First Year of Studies at Sharjah Performing Arts Academy

    First cohort of performing arts undergraduate students make history in Sharjah   Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 09 August 2020:  The determination of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, to create a standalone, professional performing arts academy in the Middle East has been fully realised with Sharjah Performing Arts Academy (SPAA) successfully completing its first, full academic year of teaching and learning. The only dedicated performing arts academy in the Middle East welcomed its first cohort of BA students in September 2019 from the UAE, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Morocco and Iraq. Following a conservatoire template, the highly select students were immersed in intensive, practice-based training and performance for the first half of the academic year. Amidst a ......read more

    Dubai International Academy Announces 99% Passing Rate for MYP Certificate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ajman University Bachelor of Law Earns Global Accreditation from HCERES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Booktopia Announces Summer Reading Challenge 2020!

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

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

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

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

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

    ENEC CEO Inspires Next Generation of University Students During Webinar

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

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

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

    GEMS Education students achieve outstanding IB Diploma results

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

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

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

    Catch Academy Launches in the UAE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ajman University, First Uni, to Integrate with UAE Pass

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

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

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

    INFINITI Engineering Academy 2019 Middle East winner awarded a life-changing career opportunity with INFINITI and Renault F1® Team

    • INFINITI names engineering student Raoul Samarani as the 2019 Middle East’s winner of its acclaimed INFINITI Engineering Academy • Following an intense final at Al Masaood INFINITI Showroom in Abu Dhabi, Samarani has become the last of the seven Academy Engineers (one per participating region) to be awarded a unique one-year placement to work in automotive and Formula 1™ • Chosen by a panel of judges from INFINITI, Renault F1® Team, the Alliance and Harvard University, Samarani will begin his unique one-year placement with INFINITI and Renault F1® ......read more

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

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

    Sohar University Joins Red Hat Academy

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

    GEMS Education Holds Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for 500 Students from 20 schools

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

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

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

    Why AU Students Play Basketball on Wheelchairs?

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

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

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

    Pre-school launches initiative encouraging children to stay hydrated

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

    Information City concludes "Al Saada" initiative

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

    Dunecrest American School Celebrates the UAE National Day

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

    PACE to Space

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    FERG and ACC deliver first AML training for 40 exchange houses

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

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

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

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

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

    GEMS Dubai American Academy Elementary named Apple Distinguished School

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

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

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

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

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

    GEMS Education launches five specialist Centres of Excellence during GEMS Xhibit

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

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

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

    Emirati youth employment program sets new milestone

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

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

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

    IMA Providing University Students with Unique US Learning Experience

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    FNC Winner Hind Alaleeli Proud to be AU Alumni

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

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

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

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