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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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    SCCI and UOS Announce Doubling of the Financial Value of Sharjah Chamber's Award for Innovators to AED 100000

    Sharjah, October 5, 2019:  The University of Sharjah (UOS) and the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) have announced that the financial value of the 4th edition of the Sharjah Chamber’s Award for Innovators has been doubled to AED 100000 instead of AED 50000. This came during a press conference held recently to announce the launch of the 4th edition of the Sharjah Chamber’s Award for Innovators, which is sponsored by the SCCI and organized by the University of Sharjah. The press conference also included introducing a new category of the award dedicated to ......read more

    National Geographic Kids Abu Dhabi Premieres Region's First Reality-TV Series for Young Photographers ‘Fel Sora'

    • A groundbreaking edutainment format in partnership with Nikon  • Produced locally and directed by acclaimed Emirati director Omar Butti • First of-a-kind Arabic reality TV series for children 7-13 years  • Airing now at 5:00pm UAE time/4:00pm KSA time   Abu Dhabi, UAE October 1, 2019:  National Geographic Abu Dhabi, announced today the release of National Geographic Kids Abu Dhabi ‘Fel Sora’ - the region’s first Arabic-language reality TV series for children 7-13 years.    The groundbreaking National ......read more

    AU Team Wins Top Spot in James Dyson Award

    Ajman-UAE: September 29, 2019:   Ajman University (AU) made it happen again! A team of students and graduates at the College of Engineering and Information Technology have shinned in the James Dyson Award with their "Vita-CAM" project. The smart phone application, using artificial intelligence to detect vitamin deficiency in humans by taking pictures of their eyes, lips and tongue, has won the first spot in the local level of the international award.   Earlier, the team, including Ahmed Saifeldeen, Mohamed Ait Gacem, Saifeldeen Alghlayini, and Eng. Wessam ......read more

    Education Leaders, Experts and Teachers Develop Blueprint to Teach for Global Competence at Qudwa 2019's Ideas_Lab

    • In celebration of World Teachers Day on October 5, the Qudwa Ideas_Lab hosts an array of education leaders, experts, and teachers to shape strategies to teach for global competence • H.E. Hussain Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, H.E. Dr. Ahmad Bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Higher Education, H.E. Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman and Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, H.E. Dr. Saeed Musabah Al Kaabi, Chairman of the Sharjah Education Council, and H.E. Ali bin Abdul Khaliq Al-Qarni, Director General ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Sports Council Launches Abu Dhabi Schools Champions

    In partnership with the Ministry of Education and Department of Education and Knowledge  7-sport league Kick off in November and Finals to take place in March 2020  A groundbreaking intermural multi-sports school league and scouting platform creating future world-class athletes and embedding healthy lifestyles Abu Dhabi, UAE – September 29, 2019:   Abu Dhabi Sports Council, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Department of Knowledge and Education, announced today the launch of Abu Dhabi Schools Champions (ADSC), a new ......read more

    Saudi Arabia's Ministries of Health and Education Partner with Ferrero to Implement the Kinder Joy of Moving Program Across Schools in the Kingdom

    Kinder Joy of Moving – an innovative, scientifically-recognized physical educational method set to be introduced in the Kingdom’s national academic curriculum – will aim to bring joy to school children through moving September 26, 2019 - Dubai, UAE – On Friday September 13th  2019, in the presence of HRH Prince Abdullah bin Turki Al Saud, Saudi Arabia’s highly-esteemed Ministries of Health and Education held a press conference at Jeddah’s Red Sea Mall to announce an unprecedented strategic partnership with Ferrero. Under this newly signed ......read more

    AU Supports Bright Dentistry Students with New Scholarship

    Ajman-UAE: Sept. 24, 2019:   Ajman University (AU) and Dr. Majd Naji, Chairman of Liberty Medical Group (LMG), as part of their social responsibility towards students, have launched an all new scholarship.  The promising scheme, named: “Dr. Majd Naji Endowed Scholarship”, targets bright students in the College of Dentistry.   The move followed a landmark agreement signed by both parties to establish the new scholarship that provides, in perpetuity, an annual scholarship at the College of Dentistry of Ajman University.  AU Chancellor Dr Karim ......read more

    American University in Dubai ranked as the UAE's top institution for employability and the world's top institution for its diverse faculty

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ajman University to Honor 1,275 Graduates in October

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    GEMS Jumeirah Primary School with GEMS Music Hub

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

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

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

    First Ever Gamified Moral Education Programme Successfully Trialled in UAE Schools

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

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

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

    Emirati astronauts successfully complete their training period in Moscow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    GEMS Education's GCSE students celebrate outstanding results

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

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

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

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

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

    GEMS Education students shine with excellent A-Level examination results

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

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

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

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

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

    Applications now open for Emirati startup incubation program, Ibtikari

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Canadian University Dubai joins Silk-Road Universities Network

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

    GEMS Education students excel in IB exams

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

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

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

    UAEU professor looks at cultural struggles experienced by social workers

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

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