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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
     
    Salama Preventive Training Institute begins training programs on fire prevention and occupational safety and health

    June 18, 2019: H.E. Eng. Sheikh Khalid Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman, Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority has emphasized the utmost importance of conducting preventive training recently, noting that: “The launch of a training Salama Preventive Training Institute seeks to meet the need for quality training, which is a necessity for workplace safety and one of the most important provisions to prevent work accidents. The initiative follows the directive of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to consider ‘human ......read more

    Jumeirah College Dubai celebrates remarkable ‘Graduation Day'

    • Outstanding school in Dubai gives heart-warming send-off to 140 high school students  • Families and friends come together to celebrate Graduation Day as students get placed at leading international universities   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 June 2019:   Over 140 students from Jumeirah College Dubai took their walk across the stage to accept their certificates at a grand Graduation Ceremony held in the presence of royal guests, school management, teaching staff and families. Special guests included His Highness Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Rashid ......read more

    Begin a new journey at Middlesex University Dubai this September

    There’s still time to apply and discover a truly unique learning experience Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 June 2019:   As another academic year nears to a close, Middlesex University Dubai encourages students exploring their options for higher education to apply for its September 2019 intake and discover a learning experience tailored to meet your needs.   The University provides a Quality UK Degree and a truly unique student experience, with a vibrant campus life - home to over 3,200 students from across more than 100 nationalities, facilitating the ......read more

    Emirates Post invites young people to enter international letter writing competition'

    Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) annual competition champions the art of writing amongst schoolchildren Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 June 2019:  Emirates Post, the leading postal and express delivery provider in the region, is encouraging schoolchildren to rediscover the art of letter writing by entering the UPU International Letter Writing Competition.  Now in its 48th year, the prestigious competition is organised by Emirates Post as part of the global activity of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a United Nations body that oversees the world’s post. Since ......read more

    Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development Calls on Citizens to Participate in Education Survey

    The deadline for returning the questionnaire is June by 20, 2019 Sharjah, 12 June 2019:  As the deadline for participating in the Sustainable Education Survey 2019 nears, the Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD) has called on Emirati Sharjah citizens to respond to the survey by submitting the completed questionnaires by June 20, 2019 at the latest. The survey has been launched in cooperation with the University of Sharjah (UoS). According to DSCD, the survey aims at collecting and analysing data on the educational qualifications of Emirati Sharjah ......read more

    Ministry of State for FNC Affairs Launches Forum Titled ‘Political Empowerment in the UAE'

    The event is organised in collaboration with the Federal National Council and the Higher Colleges of Technology.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 10 June 2019:   The inaugural edition of the “Political Empowerment in the UAE” forum was launched today, organised by the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs (MFNCA) and the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) in five emirates.   The Forum is part of the Ministry’s initiatives that seek to promote a culture of political participation among UAE citizens. Using ......read more

    Dubai Cares supports 3-year teacher training program in Ghana to boost early childhood education

    • Program addresses the need to improve the quality of teaching practices among KG teachers • 7,420 teachers to directly benefit from the AED 1,722,872 (USD 469,000) program      Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 9 June 2019:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced its support to a three-year teacher training program in Ghana to upgrade kindergarten (KG) education and enable KG schoolchildren to flourish in primary school. The AED 1,722,872 (USD 469,000) program, in partnership with Sabre ......read more

    Ivy League inspired Summer Camp for Dubai Kids

    United Arab Emirates 26 May 2019:   Ivy Camps USA has partnered with Esol Education to bring its first-rate summer camp to Dubai, for children ages 5-12. Hosted at the state-of-the-art Dunecrest American School near Al Barari, Ivy Camps USA combines diverse academic and fun activities to offer an innovative educational experience led by an elite team of instructors hailing from the world's top universities.   Ivy Camps USA’s comprehensive programming empowers campers to think creatively, build self-confidence and discover their true passions. The curriculum was ......read more

    CUD professor's research into smart city transportation security challenges published in top international journal

    With an overall accuracy of 99.43% and a detection rate of 99.92%, the solution is in sync with Dubai’s safety concerns for self-driving cars Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 26, 2019:   A research paper on security challenges of smart city transportation developed by Canadian University Dubai (CUD) Assistant Professor, Dr. Moayad Aloqaily, has been published in the leading international journal ‘Ad Hoc Networks’. Dr. Aloqaily’s insights come in the context of a recent directive issued by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ......read more

    ENEC CEO Granted Honorary Doctorate from Leading Engineering University in South Korea

    H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi recognized by Ajou University for Excellence in Engineering, Energy, and the role of the UAE peaceful nuclear energy program in improving bilateral relations between UAE and South Korea H.E Mohamed Al Hammadi becomes only the 8th public personality to be granted an Honorary Doctorate in the history of Ajou University Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 25, 2019:   Ajou University, a leading engineering university in South Korea awarded today an Honorary Doctorate to His Excellency Engineer Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of Emirates ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi students awarded prestigious global scholarships

    High achieving students receive Erasmus Mundus, Fulbright, and Bseisu Cambridge scholarships Abu Dhabi, May 25, 2019: Four talented students from NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) have been awarded prestigious global scholarships to further their studies at top schools around the globe. Class of 2019 senior Amal Badri, 21, from the UAE, currently majoring in Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded the UAE Fulbright Scholarship and will pursue a MS in Mechanical Engineering at Penn State University following her graduation from NYUAD in May.  She is NYUAD's second UAE Fulbright ......read more

    Repton, Abu Dhabi's iftar marks International Day of Families

    Abu Dhabi, UAE (May 23, 2019): The students, parents and teachers of Repton, Abu Dhabi held a special Iftar to mark International Day of Families, and to gather food donations which were then delivered to local workers.   Over 75 nationalities are represented at the school, making the Iftar dining experience very international, with an array of typical home-made dishes representing many countries.   Gillian Hammond, Principal of Repton, Abu Dhabi commented: “it was an evening of community spirit, reflection, generosity and gratitude and a wonderful way to break ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi researchers develop hybrid molecules that could serve as a new category of anti-cancer agents

    New findings are published in the journal Chemical Science “There is significant promise for developing new cancer therapies that can complement the existing chemotherapy options that are currently used to treat nearly half of all cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy,” explains Ali Trabolsi Abu Dhabi, May 23, 2019:  Researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) chemistry program and colleagues from the University’s biology program have developed and studied the biological activity of five new, metal-organic hybrid knotted molecules, termed metal-organic ......read more

    Dubai Cares successfully wraps up its Ramadan volunteering initiative with the participation of 2,000 volunteers across 4 days

    Back to School” edition of Volunteer Emirates witnessed the assembly of 50,000 school kits, to be distributed on schoolchildren in Senegal in Tanzania    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 21, 2019:    In a true reflection of the highest values of the holy month of Ramadan, Dubai Cares volunteers have successfully packed 50,000 school kits during a 4-day volunteering initiative that took place at the Dubai World Trade Center between 18 and 21 May 2019. H.E. Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, H.E. Ibrahima Sory Sylla, Ambassador of ......read more

    Saudi's KAUST first Middle East university to chair Europe's supercomputing ISC 2020

    Dubai - UAE, 20 May 2019: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology’s (KAUST) applied mathematics and computational science professor David Keyes is chairing the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) 2020 as the first program chair from a Middle Eastern institution, the ISC High Performance conference announced.   As program chair, Keyes, Director of Extreme Computing Research Center (ECRC), is working with a team of about a hundred steering committee and program committee volunteers to define the conference topics and will lead joint efforts to elevate the value ......read more

    Academic and family influences are key factors in fostering tolerance among UAE youth: Canadian University Dubai research reveals

    The project was among the winners at the 7th annual Abu Dhabi University Undergraduate Research Competition Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 20, 2019:   An action-based research project conducted by students and a faculty member from Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has found that academic institutions and family dynamics are main contributors to fostering tolerance among UAE youth. Mentored by Assistant Professor, Dr. Ghada Abaido, two Bachelor of Communication students, Nermin Abu Al Zahab and Ardra Meletath, conducted the research among 200 young people representing more ......read more

    German Jordanian University Accounting Program Earns Endorsement by IMA (Institute of Management Accountants)

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 20, 2019:  German  Jordanian University (GJU) is proud to announce that the school’s accounting program has earned endorsement by IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. IMA’s Higher Education Endorsement Program recognizes programs that meet high educational standards, enabling students to pursue and earn the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) credential. Information about the program is available ......read more

    Getting Exam Ready During Ramadan

    Mrs. Reem Bouzo, Principal of American School of Creative Science, Layyah.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 20, 2019:   Exam season is nearly upon us, which can be a very stressful time for both students and their parents.   We all want to support our children as best as we can during this important time of year and there are many things that you can do as a parent to help your children manage the exam pressure in a constructive way.   From our experience as educators, here are some ideas of what parents can do to help ease the stress of the ......read more

    The American Community School of Abu Dhabi Awards the Haitham Zamzam Al Hammadi Medal

    Grade 11 student Hannah Watkins encourages eco-friendly changes in the Abu Dhabi community 19 May 2019, Abu Dhabi:  During a ceremony at the American Community School of Abu Dhabi (ACS), Grade 11 student Hannah Watkins became the second recipient of the Haitham Zamzam Al Hammadi Medal of International Friendship, named in honor of 2002 ACS graduate and Board Trustee, the late Haitham Zamzam Al Hammadi.   During his young career, Haitham Zamzam Al Hammadi served his country with great skill, modesty and commitment. His strengths lay in his interest and ability to form productive ......read more

    EEG Environemtnal Drawing Competition 2019

    EEG successfully implements the United Nation Sustainable Development Goal Number 4: ‘Quality Education’  by engaging 162,000 Students in the annual Environmental Drawing Competition Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019:   The Emirates Environmental Group’s (EEG) 13th edition of the Environmental Drawing Competition was a huge success, as more than 162,000 students, 566 schools and 106 student members of the EEG took part. EEG organised a special and standalone awarding ceremony for the 2nd year in a row, on May 19 to unveil and celebrate the winners ......read more

    New research from NYU Abu Dhabi discovers growing teleconnection between Atlantic Zonal Mode and the Indian Summer Monsoon

    Fast facts: ● Teleconnection refers to climate anomalies being related to each other at large distances. ● Atlantic Zonal Mode (AZM) and Indian summer monsoon rainfall (ISMR) are known to have an inverse relationship, which means that the cold (warm) phases of AZM result in strong (weak) ISMR. ● This paper reports that the inverse relationship between AZM and ISMR has significantly strengthened in recent decades. ● The findings have been featured in Geophysical Research Letters.   Abu Dhabi, UAE – May 19, 2019: A new study at NYU Abu Dhabi ......read more

    H.E. Sheikh Nahayan hails Australia's culture of tolerance as key factor behind UOWD's success

    319 graduating students, including 2 doctorate awardees, receive their degrees at 35th UOWD graduation ceremony Dubai, May 15, 2019:   Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, while lauding the achievements of University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) at its 35th Graduation Ceremony recently, attributed its remarkable success to Australia's culture of tolerance that is similar to that of the UAE.   Speaking at the graduation ceremony, H.E. Sheikh Nahayan commented: “The University of Wollongong in Dubai is now one of the largest ......read more

    Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University signs agreement with Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance to form Islamic finance internship program

    Mansoor Al Awar: ‘We look forward to fulfilling the vision of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed to promote Islamic economy worldwide’ University aims to nurture talents of creative minds to build innovative, competitive, and sustainable Islamic economy MoU to lay foundation for robust research and development focusing on Islamic finance   12 May 2019 – In line with Dubai’s bid to become the global capital for Islamic economy, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shanghai Lixin University ......read more

    12th Edition of ‘Eiman Oasis' to be Held at Al Qasba Mosque During Ramadan

    Four renowned scholars to deliver lectures on religious topics Sharjah, May 14, 2019:  Four renowned Arab scholars and preachers will participate in the 12th edition of the religious awareness initiative ‘Eiman Oasis’. The programme is organised by Al Qasba and will run from 16 - 22 May at Al Qasba mosque in Sharjah. This year’s lectures will tackle religious topics aimed at instilling good values and highlight the Prophet’s (PBUH) qualities. The lectures will be held after Taraweeh prayers, and will be delivered by Sheikh Dr. Saleh Al Suhaimi Al Harbi, ......read more

    Looking for an opportunity to volunteer this Ramadan? Join Dubai Cares' 4-day volunteering initiative and help pack 50,000 school kits for students in Senegal and Zanzibar

    Dubai Cares will host its “Back to School” edition of Volunteer Emirates between May 18 and 21 at Dubai World Trade Centre The four-day initiative is set to benefit 30,000 students in Senegal and 20,000 students in Zanzibar   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 13, 2019: In an effort to embrace the spirit of giving during the holy month of Ramadan and mark the Year of Tolerance, Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, will be hosting a “Back to School” edition of Volunteer Emirates between 18 and 21 May, in support ......read more

    Dunecrest American School authorized for IB Diploma Programme in First Year of Opening

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai - 12 May 2019:  Esol Education’s new flagship US school, Dunecrest American School, offering a standards-based American curriculum, has received authorization to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme® (IBDP) in record time. The authorization process, which typically takes between two and three years was received by Dunecrest just eight months into the school’s first year, reflecting the deep expertise within the school’s leadership team, and the Esol Education organization’s long-standing experience of ......read more

    UAEU researcher refines literacy in the 21st century

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 12, 2019:   Literacy nowadays means so much more than it used it in previous times, in terms of only reading and writing. With the Fourth Industrial Revolution under way, the definition has broadened. That is what Dr Mona Aljanahi, instructor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the United Arab Emirates University’s College of Education, focused on in her research Exploring the Rhizomatic Literacy Practices of UAE High Schoolers. “I researched the literacy practices of high school students in the UAE,” she ......read more

    GIIS, Abu Dhabi, announces Scholarship Programmes for Higher Education

    The Scholarships Offer Considerable Concession, along with Coaching, Counselling and Guidance May 11, 2019 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  Global Indian International School Abu Dhabi campus announces Two rewarding scholarship programmes for new admissions, as well as students moving to Grade 11. The scholarship programmes consist of the Zayed-Gandhi Scholarship, that offers up to 75% concession in tuition fees based on humanitarian grounds to mark the year of Tolerance, and the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Merit Scholarship that offers up to 50% concession on tuition fees for ......read more

    Student Showcase 2019 Returns to Manarat Al Saadiyat

    ‘Zayed and Tolerance’ exhibition, organised by the Department of Culture and  Tourism – Abu Dhabi in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and  Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, runs from May 5-22 Abu Dhabi, 9 May 2019:  The sixth edition of the Student Showcase, which this year is themed ‘Zayed and Tolerence’, has opened on Sunday, May 5, at Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi. The event, which is organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), in cooperation with the Ministry of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University awards young innovators at the annual Idea Factor Innovation Competition

    ADU received 115 submissions in this year’s edition across the competition’s four categories The university awarded four winning enterprise ideas  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—8 May, 2019: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) awarded four winning teams at the sixth edition of the annual Idea Factor Innovation competition, held at the university’s main campus in Abu Dhabi. The annual contest, which targets high school students across the UAE, aims to foster an entrepreneurial mindset amongst youth with a view to create a positive and lasting impact on ......read more

    Uncovering Polynya: new research out of NYU Abu Dhabi Institute helps unravel a 43-year-old mystery in deep Antarctica

     Polynya is a geographical term that is used to describe an area of unfrozen water surrounded by a large area of sea ice.  Researchers at the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute have discovered an atmospheric trigger for the occurrence of the Maud-Rise Polynya that appeared in September 2017 in the Lazarev Sea.  A much larger Polynya was spotted in the same location in 1974 and may also have had an atmospheric trigger.  Researchers have found that when intense cyclones occur over the ice pack, a mid-sea Polynya in a preconditioned oceanographic area can be initiated as the ......read more

    Dubai's Newest Uk Curriculum School Offers Parents Great Value

    Outstanding academic results drive interest in Dubai’s newest UK Curriculum School Dubai, 7 May 2019:   It’s human nature to associate higher prices with better quality across the majority of industries and sectors. One of Dubai’s newest UK curriculum schools looks to buck this trend once again when it opens its doors in September 2019. Al Salam Community School, the sister to Al Salam Private School is looking to replicate its academic achievements but this time with the help of enhanced facilities and specialist learning spaces.  Al Salam Private ......read more

    American University of the Middle East wins 2019 Middle East Student Case Competition

    University of Jordan named first runner-up with a total of 23 student teams from 16 universities submitting entries this year  Dubai, UAE, May 05, 2019: IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) today announced the winners of its Middle East Student Case Competition held on April 20, 2019. The American University of the Middle East (AUM) in Kuwait was announced the grand winner followed by the University of Jordan as the first runner-up. The winning teams also received cash prizes of US$ 3000 and US$ 2000 respectively.   “We are pleased to announce that this ......read more

    Supernova Challenge hands out a total of US$100,000 to AI disruptors at Ai Everything

    Start-ups Augmental from Lebanon, Nabta Health & Amal Glass from the UAE and Statys from the UK win big at Supernova Challenge Dubai, UAE – 2 May 2019:  Taking home cash prizes worth a whopping US$100,000, four start-ups have celebrated their success at the Supernova Challenge, the world’s third largest start-up pitch fund, as Ai Everything draws to a close.  Receiving over 60 submissions from more than 20 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Singapore, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, a total of 20 shortlisted start-ups ......read more

    Dubai Cares honors UAE schools and students with Distinguished Philanthropic Award 2019

     More than 75 UAE-based schools were recognized for creative and effective fundraising concepts  UAE students raised funds in support of education programs in Jordan and India  This year’s school award is in line with the Year of Tolerance   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2 May 2019:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, honored today the winners of its Distinguished Philanthropic Award in Schools. In a ceremony held at Roda Al Murooj Downrown in Dubai, Dubai National School, Al Barsha earned the top prize for ......read more

    Hessa Buhumaid Signs Tolerance Pledge and Witnesses Activities for Orphans During visit to MBRU on Labor Day

    UAE Minister of Community Development Tours MBRU facilities and witnesses oral hygiene awareness event for orphans Dubai, 1 May 2019:   Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) welcomed Her Excellency Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE Minister of Community Development for a special visit on International Labor Day, coinciding 1st May each year during which Her Excellency signed the MBRU’s Doctor’s Tolerance Pledge and met with orphan children at an event at Dubai Dental Hospital (DDH), the clinical arm of MBRU. Her Excellency toured the ......read more

    Young Environmental Activists from Over 400 UAE Schools Recognized at Bee'ah School of Environment's Annual Awards Ceremony

    Bee’ah School of Environment grows notably to reach more than 250,000 students and 6,000 teachers  25 winners across 400 UAE schools were awarded prizes worth over AED 240,000 90 Abu Dhabi-based schools participated in the event for the first time, following the expansion of the programme to the Capital  3 schools announced as the winners of the - ‘Great Battery Challenge’, a battery recycling school competition, held in partnership with Duracell, that helped collect more than 100,000 batteries (almost 2 tonnes) from 110 schools in the UAE.  ......read more

    Unique World Education

    April 30, 2019 - Dubai: Unique world Business Center will inaugurate Unique World Education at Hamsah complex Al Karama, Dubai on 26th at 5 pm -said M D Mr.T M Sulaiman,  in a press conference which held at Dubai. At Unique World Education we offer preparatory and specialized courses for students and professionals by well experienced and committed team of faculty members. Unique World Education prides in telling that it is the only authorized coaching center of the renowned Prof. P. C. Thomas classes for Medical and Engineering Entrance Exam Preparation in the UAE.  There is ......read more

    Mariet Westermann Named Vice Chancellor of NYU Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, April 28, 2019: NYU President Andrew Hamilton announced the appointment of Mariet Westermann -- Executive Vice President of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, former provost of NYU Abu Dhabi, former director of NYU's Institute of Fine Arts, and art historian -- as the Vice Chancellor of NYU Abu Dhabi, effective August 1, 2019. Her selection follows a 10-month long, international search that considered many outstanding candidates from around the world. President Hamilton said, “We are thrilled by the appointment of Mariet Westermann. The creation of NYU Abu Dhabi was ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai wins ‘International Collaboration of the Year' accolade at prestigious Forbes Higher Education Awards

    Dubai, April 28, 2019: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has been awarded the ‘International Collaboration of the Year’ accolade at the inaugural Forbes Middle East Higher Education Awards held in Dubai recently.  Professor David Santandreu Calonge, Chief Advancement Officer and Dean of the Faculty of Communication, Arts and Sciences, who received the award on behalf of the University, commented, “As the portal to Canadian education, our strong commitment to internationalization sets us apart from other institutions in the UAE. The International Collaboration of the ......read more

    VISS continues to build on partnership with Sharjah Government Nurseries for Early Years Development Program

    Ruler of Sharjah visits VISS to congratulate the school, teachers, and trainers on another successful year Sharjah, 28 April 2019 – The Victoria International School of Sharjah (VISS), a premium school offering the Australian Curriculum and IB diploma, collaborates with the Sharjah Government Nurseries for the third consecutive year. 20 teachers were professionally trained and mentored on the Victorian Early Years Framework for. His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah and Member of the Supreme Council, visited the school together with members of the ......read more

    Swiss Ambassador in the UAE visits the Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai (SISD)

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates- April 25, 2019:  Her Excellency Maya Tissafi, Swiss Ambassador in the UAE, visited the Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai (SISD) and toured SISD’s state-of-the-art facilities and environmentally friendly campus. She was joined by Mr. Omar Danial, Founder & CEO, Mr. Norbert Foerster, Head of School SISD and Mrs Sylvie Manghardt, Chairperson of the Parent Forum Committee. In speaking with the school’s representatives the Ambassador was given an update on SISD’s most recent developments, including the recent KHDA report ......read more

    High achievers at Emirates International Schools rewarded

    Scholarships awarded to twelve exceptionally talented young students of seven nationalities  Dubai, UAE - April 25, 2019:  In line with the UAE government's vision to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, Emirates International Schools – Jumeirah and Meadows, jointly recognized 12 students for their exceptional academic achievements. The award certificates were presented by Mohammed Al Habtoor, Vice Chairman & CEO of the Al Habtoor Group at the 2018-2019 Scholarship Awards ceremony held at the ......read more

    Healthy Farm launched its unique Healthy Living Program at GEMS' The Kindergarten Starters

     First-of-its-kind program will be included in school’s curriculum as part of efforts to promote healthy eating habits among students Dubai, UAE, April 24, 2019:  The Healthy Farm brand of Global Food Industries (GFI), a leading world-class value-added frozen food manufacturing company that is part of Albatha Holding, one of the largest conglomerates in the UAE, has made another milestone this year with the landmark launch of its Healthy Living Program, which was held today at GEMS Educations’ The Kindergarten Starters school. The first-of-its-kind program in the ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai gets prestigious International Advertising Association (IAA) accreditation

    Dubai, April 23, 2019:   Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has become one of the elite 43 international education institutions to be awarded the prestigious certificate of accreditation from the International Advertising Association (IAA) – the only global association that represents all areas of the marketing and communications industry. CUD joins an elite group of organizations recognized for the quality of their program content and teaching. The accreditation is specifically awarded to the Bachelor of Arts in Communication advertising specialization in the Faculty of ......read more

    Immerse yourself in the world of art at Brighton College Dubai's inaugural ArtFest

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22nd April 2019:   To commemorate the UAE’s Year of Tolerance, Brighton College Dubai in collaboration with Thuluth: Centre for Arabic Language, Culture and Arts, will launch its first ever ArtsFest around the theme of Transformation this Thursday, 25th April.    The six-day festival will see the school change into an interactive art space with installations and curated artwork exhibited from international artists. Created to immerse the pupils and wider community in fine arts and transform how they view and experience art, ArtsFest ......read more

    Completion of 25% of Abu Dhabi University's new Al Ain Campus

    Inspired by the Ghaf Tree, the logo of the Year of Tolerance State-of-the-art scientific equipment that meets international quality standards Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 22 April 2019 –   Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, has announced the completion of 25% of its AED300 million new campus in Al Ain with no incidents and injuries due to strict compliance with health and safety procedures. The campus is expected to welcome students next year.    With ......read more

    The DPM Kicks off its WUF ‘UniverCity' Programme at Cityscape Abu Dhabi in Partnership with UN-Habitat

    Programme designed to engage students in the World Urban Forum (WUF10) and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals ABU DHABI, 21st April 2019:   The Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM) kicked off its WUF “UniverCity’ Programme at Cityscape exhibition last week. During the exhibition, the DPM invited 11 leading universities in the UAE to attend a session at its stand where professors and students were briefed on the tenth session of the World Urban Forum 10 (WUF10) taking place in Abu Dhabi in 2020. A presentation was given to the students on the ......read more

    India's iconic Markaz Knowledge City promises high returns for expat investors

    Promoting a knowledge-based community with higher cultural values, the integrated township will showcase excellence in academics, science, technology, innovation, commerce, health and lifestyle.     Dubai, UAE, April 21, 2019:   Markaz Knowledge City (MKC), India's first knowledge city developed at an estimated investment of US$ 435 million (INR 30 billion) and spanning over 125 acres of land in the South Indian state of Kerala, will go functional at full-scale this year promising massive investment returns for Indian expatriates.    The ......read more

    Ajman University Students Triumph in P&T Group “Giving Back To The Community” Challenge in Dubai

    Ajman University Students Triumph in P&T Group “Giving Back To The Community” Challenge at Ceremony in Dubai Ajman, United Arab Emirates - April 18, 2019: Two architecture students from Ajman University have today beaten out competition from other top universities around the country to be awarded first and second place in a challenge to present affordable and desirable architectural ideas that will serve the current and futures youth needs of the UAE. His Excellency Mr. Saif Rashed Al Mazroui representing the Minister of State for Higher Education & Advanced ......read more

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