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    Oxford University and Oracle Partner to Speed Identification of COVID-19 Variants

    The partnership will enable global genomic sequencing and examination through a specialist platform developed on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to help mitigate the impact of potentially dangerous COVID-19 variants Dubai, UAE – May 17, 2021:  The emergence of more infectious variants of the COVID-19 virus is threatening to slow the global recovery and potentially thwart current vaccine immunity. To help governments and medical communities identify and act on these variants faster, Oxford University and Oracle have created a Global Pathogen Analysis System (GPAS) combining Oxford’s Scalable Pathogen Platform (SP3) with the power of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). This initiative builds on the work of a Wellcome Trust-funded consortium including Public Health Wales, the University of Cardiff, and Public Health ......read more

    GEMS Metropole School Partners with Neuropedia to Open Unity Class for Students with Special Needs

    • New Unity Class follows an adapted curriculum that supports play-based learning • Class focuses on children’s strengths, helping them face their individual challenges • Students and families benefit from having all supportive services in the same place   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2021: GEMS Metropole School – Motor City has introduced a new Unity Class in partnership with Neuropedia Children’s Neuroscience Center to provide additional support to young students with more significant special needs.    The Unity Class follows an adapted strength-based curriculum that embraces specialist therapy in which students are effectively included in all aspects of the school journey through a play-based and child-led learning environment.   The incorporation of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Signs MoU with Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 16 May 2021:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), a comprehensive research university and an internationally renowned institution located in South Korea. The MoU aims to strengthen and facilitate the academic exchanges in the engineering discipline, align the academic curricula to ensure they are on a par with international standards, and foster collaborative research projects.  SKKU has a long and distinguished history of over 623 years and has been attended by more than 23,000 students. As one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in South Korea which has been ranked in the top 5% of academic institutions in the region according to international ratings, SKKU has dedicated itself to the pursuit of ......read more

    ADU takes Home Second and Third Places in the Research Collaboration Competition – ‘X – Research'

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—10 May 2021:  Abu Dhabi University students won second and third places in the Research Collaboration Competition (X-Research), organized by Skyline University College, Sharjah, UAE. The competition aims to promote scientific research and foster an entrepreneurial mindset among students at universities in the UAE.  Students from five universities participated in the competition where they showcased their research under the theme ‘Application of Emerging Technologies and Sustainability’.  ADU’s Ahmed AbuGhali, Abdullah Al Salmani, and Ahmed Al Soufi from the Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering Department took second place for their project on ‘Smart Photovoltaic Modules’ under the supervision of Dr. Anas Altarabsheh, ......read more

    Ajman University Will Provide Students Opportunities to Develop Skills and Form Friendships Through Virtual Exchange Developed with Support from the Stevens Initiative

    Through Stevens Initiative Connected Classrooms, 50 Faculty Members Will Connect Students in Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States Through Virtual Exchange AJMAN, May 9, 2021:   Today, the Stevens Initiative announced its second cohort of faculty scholars and university leadership teams participating in Stevens Initiative Connected Classrooms, a program for a select group of institutions dedicated to expanding global education opportunities through virtual exchange. Ajman University will partner with faculty members at Portland State University and Green River College to plan virtual exchanges that they will implement in classrooms for the next two years. Stevens Initiative Connected Classrooms brings virtual exchange experiences to students across Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, and the United ......read more

    537 Activities by Authors and Creatives from 15 Nations will Edutain Young Readers at 12th Sharjah Children's Reading Festival

    Themed ‘For Your Imagination’, the festival will run from May 19 – 29, 4pm – 10pm  at Sharjah Expo Centre     • 385 children’s events including workshops and plays • 172 publishers to headline prestigious event • 27 authors from 15 countries will participate  • 132 activities to take place at the Comics corner  • 9th edition of the Sharjah Children's Book Illustration Exhibition   Sharjah, May 6, 2021:  The Sharjah Children's Reading Festival (SCRF) is back again to unite young readers with creators of children’s literature and allied arts from May 19 – 29, 4pm – 10pm, at the Sharjah Expo Centre.    Themed 'For Your Imagination', the 12th edition of the festival ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Welcomes Generations of Graduates to its Alumni Academy

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 3 May 2021:  As part of its Alumni Engagement Strategy, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has launched the ADU Alumni Academy, the primary focus of which is to address the needs of ADU alumni and build strong relationships with them across the institution. The Academy will provide professional development opportunities for graduates on a range of topics and exceptional networking opportunities for them, career guidance for new graduates seeking work, and other activities that will contribute to their personal and professional growth. Launched by the Employability and Alumni Relations Office, Student Affairs Department, the Alumni Academy's core purpose is defined by four pillars: the development of a vibrant culture to engage alumni holistically and purposefully; the promotion of lifelong learning ......read more

    Dubai Cares Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai to dazzle visitors with an immersive journey into the Future of Education & Skilling and emphasize that the Future is Human

    • Dubai Cares’ immersive and engaging pavilion experience will explore how we are preparing ourselves and future generations for increasing disruption and the need for adaptability • Pavilion experience will also introduce visitors to Dubai Cares, a global movement that brings equitable access to education and learning opportunities for children and youth to help them to take charge of their future • Dubai Cares opens registration for its flagship RewirEd Summit set to take place from 12 -14 December 2021 at Expo 2020 Dubai   Dubai, UAE, 3 May 2021: Dubai is more than host to the tallest building and the largest man-made island; it’s also home to some of the most charitable people in the world. Led by a visionary leader, they’ve created a movement that is bringing equitable access to ......read more

    Ajman University honors Renowned Journalist Mustafa Al-Agha for his Social Contributions

    AU Chancellor Dr. Karim Seghir and other dignitaries attend the ceremony   Ajman, United Arab Emirates, 3rd May 2021 Ajman University honored renowned sports journalist and media personality, Mustafa Al-Agha in a ceremony held at the University’s campus on 2nd May, 2021. He was presented with a trophy and his work in the media and social spheres was acknowledged in a speech by Ajman University Chancellor Dr. Karim Seghir.. Mr. Al-Agha is most recognized for his presentation of the “Sada AL Malaeeb” program and his role as sports programs director at MBC Group (Middle East Broadcasting Centers). In addition to the Chancellor, other AU dignitaries in attendance at the ceremony included Dr. Abdulhaq Al Nuaimi, Vice chancellor for Communication and Community Affairs; Dr. Shaher Momani, Dean of Humanities ......read more

    Star International Mirdif Launches Covid-Friendly “Log In and Learn” Online Short Lessons for Prospective and Existing Pupils

    ●        Star International School Mirdif’s Early Years Foundation School (EYFS) registered a staggering growth of 45% this year ●        The school’s facility has been praised by the DHA and KHDA authorities for adhering to the highest Covid-19 safety standards ●        School introduces “Log In and Learn” 15-minute online sessions to familiarise the public about the school without the need to visit   29 April, 2021, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Star International School Mirdif, a bespoke family-oriented and research-driven British curriculum school in the heart of Mirdif, recently launched its “Log In and Learn” initiative, which is a series of 15-minute long online sessions for potential and newly-enrolled ......read more

    GEMS Our Own Indian School Celebrates 30-Year Anniversary by Honouring Madam Mariamma Varkey

    • Students and staff marked anniversary with time capsule and tree planting-ceremony • Founding Principal, first Head Girl and Boy return to the school after three decades  • Virtual ceremony in honour of school founder, Madam Varkey, is attended by 700      Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 27, 2021: GEMS Our Own Indian School (OIS) staff and students have penned personal messages for the future in a ‘time capsule’ as part of celebrations for the school’s 30th anniversary, with a special event also held in honour of founder Madam Mariamma Varkey.    Senior leaders of the school were invited to contribute to the commemorative ‘time capsule’ containing notes from 30 staff, as well as handwritten letters from Grade 2 students whose parents are ......read more

    The First Emirati Female Astronaut is a UAEU Alumna

    Al-Ain, UAE - 26th April 2021: The United Arab Emirates University proudly shares that the first female Arab astronaut, Nora Al-Matrooshi, is one of its graduates. She obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the UAE University in 2015. His Excellency Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, the Cultural Adviser to the President of the UAE and the Chancellor of UAE University, expressed his deep appreciation and gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, for his precious trust in the potential and abilities of the UAE's youth in opening and exploring new prospects in the fields of science, technology, and innovation, and to fulfill UAE's space ambitions.  "We are delighted that one of our graduates was ......read more

    UNESCO's International Bureau of Education chooses HBMSU to train teachers globally

    In a step that provides continuous academic and professional development opportunities The International Bureau of Education accredits the university to be the Arab regional center of excellence for curriculum and capacity development Mansoor Al Awar: “We are continuing to employ our advanced capabilities in establishing standards of excellence in updating curriculums in support of UNESCO’s efforts to provide quality education for all.” The move comes as a continuation of the success of the joint cooperation aimed at reshaping the future of education and learning in the Arab world and North Africa UAE, April 26, 2021 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has been selected by the International Bureau for Education of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Student Research on Resilient Cities During Covid-19 Profiled at Leading International Conference

    • The students presented a paper on resilient cities and a COVID-19 case study of Abu Dhabi at an international conference focused on ‘Lockdown Urbanism’ • The students were invited to publish their research in the International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development, a Scopus indexed journal ranked Q2   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — 25 April 2021:  Architecture students from Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Engineering (COE) presented a research paper titled ‘Resilient cities and COVID-19 – an Abu Dhabi case study,’ at an international conference focused on ‘Lockdown Urbanism,’ organized by the International Community of Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development.    The research paper was presented to a panel ......read more

    GEMS Education Celebrates Student Inventions to Mark World Creativity and Innovation Day

    • GEMS Education showcases students’ creative designs, initiatives and inventions • Partnerships and internships with industry leaders equip students for digital future  • GEMS Centres of Excellence at the forefront of innovative technology and learning     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 21, 2021: GEMS Education is marking World Creativity and Innovation Day (21 April) by celebrating the unique designs, creations and inventions of its students.     All schools in the GEMS network are driven by the firm belief that students learn best in a creative environment where they can confidently develop their ideas and learn from peers, highly engaged teachers and industry experts.    GEMS Education’s Centres of Excellence lead the way in pioneering ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Students Win the Third Edition of EGA Industrial Robotics Competition

    • The wining team’s robot is capable of capturing aerial images to map out the furnaces and uses artificial intelligence to analyze the image data  • Winning robot prototype to be manufactured for use at Emirates Global Aluminium   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—14 April 2021: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced the success of its students in the third edition of the Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) 2020 of the AI Robot competition. Once again, Abu Dhabi University’s Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) and Mechanical, Electrical and Computer (MEC) teams won three out of the top four positions (1st, 3rd, and 4th) in the EGA competition.    Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA) awarded the first-place winners from ADU’s College of Engineering AED 70,000 and the ......read more

    GEMS Education Launches Peer-to-Peer Wellbeing Programmes Inspired by National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031

    • GEMS schools work with students to assist others and support their wellbeing • Mental health issues tackled with help of pupil mentorship at GEMS Metropole  • Students at GEMS Modern Academy launch web platform to help relieve stress      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 March 2021: Trained GEMS Education school students are working alongside experts to offer mental health advice to any peers who are struggling. The initiative is inspired by the National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031 adopted by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.    One such programme is being carried out at GEMS Metropole School titled ‘Teen-to-Teen Mental Health First Aiders’ (MHFA) where students provide confidential ......read more

    GEMS Royal Dubai School Announces Appointment of International Educator John Bagust as new Principal

    • John Bagust to begin headship at GEMS Royal Dubai School in August 2021 • Vicky Martin steps down after 15 years at Outstanding-rated British school • Incoming principal will lead RDS into First Royal Alliance partnership with FPS     United Arab Emirates -  April 07, 2021:   GEMS Education has appointed John Bagust as the new Principal of GEMS Royal Dubai School (RDS), starting August 2021, taking over from the current Principal/CEO Vicky Martin, who has led the school since its opening in 2005.   An experienced leader having held the positions of Head of School and Principal since 2002, John brings extensive experience in improving and leading schools through British School Overseas (BSO) inspections as well as CIS and IB accreditation. He joins RDS from The New Cairo ......read more

    GEMS Firstpoint School Becomes First in Region to Offer Esports and Game Design Courses

    • New BTECS will deliver student-specialised teaching in emerging digital industries • School will be offering added support from sector experts from home and overseas • Courses are part of the school’s focus on preparing students for a digital-led future     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 March 2021:  GEMS FirstPoint School – The Villa will become the first school in the UAE and the region to deliver two specialised courses in digital game design and esports for its students.   The BTEC courses, which will be offered from September 2021, will offer industry-level hardware and software and be held in a specially created creative media suite and immersive room. The initiative is supported by industry leaders Pearson and British Esports Association, with further sector ......read more

    Shortlist Announced for 2021 International Prize for Arabic Fiction

    • One former shortlistee and one former longlistee make the 2021 shortlist • The longlist comprises books from 5 countries: Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia      United Arab Emirates -  March 29, 2021:  The Eye of Hammurabi by Abdulatif Ould Abdullah, Notebooks of the Bookshop Keeper by Jalal Bargas, The Calamity of the Nobility by Amira Ghenim, The Bird Tattoo by Dunya Mikhail, File 42 by Abdelmajid Sebbata and Longing for the Woman Next Door by Habib Selmi have today been announced as the shortlisted works for the 14th International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF). Each of the six shortlisted authors will receive $10,000, with the winner announced on 25th May receiving an additional $50,000.   The shortlist was revealed by this year’s Chair of Judges Chawki ......read more

    GEMS Founders School – Dubai Expands to Meet Growing Demand for Quality, Affordable Education

    • Expansion will eventually increase school’s capacity by a further 1,800 spaces • Students will have access to increased academic, sports and recreation facilities • Growth reflects school’s reputation for providing exceptional education and value     United Arab Emirates -  March 29, 2021:   GEMS Founders School – Dubai (GFS) is set to expand in time for the start of the 2021-22 academic year in September, increasing its capacity by an initial 1,000 places and rising to a total of 1,800 in the longer term, in response to high demand for its high-quality and affordable education provision.   The school’s campus will be enlarged to encompass the purpose-built site previously occupied by GEMS Al Barsha National School for Boys, located immediately ......read more

    Knowledge Group in Partnership With Abu Dhabi School of Government Sheds Light on How Sustainability Can Transform Businesses

    • The event theme was “Responding to the call: How sustainability can transform your business” and aimed to explore the triple bottom line and sustainable development goals • More than 150 individuals joined the event and attended its different sessions    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—28 March 2021: Knowledge Group (KG), the training, development, and consulting arm of Abu Dhabi University (ADU), in collaboration with Abu Dhabi School of Government, an affiliate of the Department of Government Support Abu Dhabi, held its virtual Knowledge Day this week, through which it addressed the importance of sustainability to businesses.   The event took place under the theme “Responding to the call: How sustainability can transform your business” and aimed to explore the ......read more

    Zakat Fund and ADU Launch Annual Fundraising Initiative ‘Our Youth Our Responsibility, Our Zakat Our Immunity' for the Eleventh Year in a Row

      • The strategic partnership offered more than AED 68 million worth of funds to support the needs of 3,130 students   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 27 March 2021:  Zakat Fund, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi University (ADU), have launched the ‘Our Youth Our Responsibility, Our Zakat Our Immunity' initiative for the eleventh year in a row to raise funds for local and expatriate students to reduce their financial burden.    Since its launch, the initiative has raised more than AED 68 million and extended financial aid to 3,130 students. This year, it hopes to reduce the financial burden of 500 deserving students who are eligible zakat recipients.    His Excellency Abdullah Bin Aqeeda Al Muhairi, Secretary General of Zakat Fund, commented, “For the past ten ......read more

    Sheikha Mozah bint Tahnoun Showcases Scientific Research at the Education Interface Exhibition and Middle East Youth Conference

     Sheikha Moza's research will be published in one of the most prestigious international engineering journals of the International Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), 'Environmental Geotechnics'   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 24 March 2021: During the 7th Education Interface Exhibition and Middle East Youth Conference, held under the patronage of Lt. General His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior,  Sheikha Dr. Moza bint Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, a faculty member in the College of Business at Abu Dhabi University, and Chair of the College Advisory Board, presented research results regarding the measures taken by the municipal solid waste (MSW) sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as recommendations for future ......read more

    The Kindergarten Starters to become GEMS Legacy School Offering all-through K-12 Provision

    • Grade 6 to be introduced from April 2021 with further grades added year-on-year • Robotics, AI, space and financial literacy among exciting new programmes offered • Collaborative, project-based learning at centre of students’ educational experience     United Arab Emirates -  March 22, 2021:   The Kindergarten Starters has been approved to become an all-through school from the beginning of the 2021-22 academic year, serving students from kindergarten all the way up to Grade 12. As a result, the school will be renamed GEMS Legacy School, reflecting its new extended K-12 provision.   The school is set to add new grades year-on-year, starting with Grade 6 in April 2021. In addition, a number of unique new features and enhancements will be introduced with immediate ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Education and Training
     
    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 ......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 ......read more

    HBMSU shares smart learning tools & techniques with members of Association of Arab Universities

    University shares its academic philosophy & experiences with Arab academic community during online seminar  02 May 2020 – Highlighting its commitment to sharing its expertise and experiences in smart learning once again, the Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has hosted an online Arabic seminar in cooperation with, and under the patronage of the Association of Arab Universities (AARU). During the webinar, HBMSU reviewed its technological capabilities, cumulative experiences, and its educational philosophy based on technology, innovation, creativity and scientific ......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 ......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 ......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), ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

    In Show of Support for Parents Ras Al Khaimah Academy Reduces 3rd-Term Fees by 20%

    • The Academy will also be refunding all non-academic third-term fees, such as transportation and canteen charges.   • The new measures are part of the Academy’s efforts to help parents and students amid necessary restrictions implemented to proactively curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).   • Parents can choose to defer the discount and the refund of the non-academic fees to Term 1 2020. Steven Geraghty:   • ‘Our objective is to maintain some sense of stability for our students.’ • We are ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholars Program and Stevens Initiative Launch a Virtual Exchange Program

    - The virtual exchange will create opportunities for youth to build global competencies and career readiness skills - The pilot program connects students in the UAE and the US     Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 12, 2020:  The Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholars Program (SMSP) operated by NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and the Stevens Initiative launched a virtual exchange program connecting youth from the UAE and the US. Funded by the Stevens Initiative, the new program provides access to international experiences and fosters dialogue between students. The program will virtually ......read more

    HBMSU affirms commitment to harness all resources and technological utilities to successfully continue e-learning journey

    During online meeting held with learners of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University Mansoor Al Awar: "We are moving forward in shaping the phase of high education and making a real difference in people's lives” April 12, 2020 - Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has expressed the university's long-standing commitment towards fully utilizing its resources and technological capabilities in facilitating its learners’ e-learning journey, ensuring they overcome any current and potential obstacles. In a special online ......read more

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    NYU's Arabic Collections Online Usage Jumps 700 Percent in March

    NYU’s open access collection can help ease the transition to remote learning for Arabic readers   Abu Dhabi, UAE – April 11, 2020:   As remote learning and self-quarantine have become the order of the day, the number of monthly users of NYU Libraries’ Arabic Collections Online (ACO) increased from 50,000 to 350,000 in March. This digital library, a partnership between NYU New York and NYU Abu Dhabi, is a collection of Arabic-language, public-domain content drawn from distinguished libraries around the world and available to anyone with an internet ......read more

    Gems Education Schools Embrace E-Learning, Delivering Over 4.3 Million Collective Remote Learning Sessions to Date, With 92 Per Cent Student Satisfaction

    • Results of remote learning survey indicate students and parents are overwhelmingly happy with E-learning programmes • In recent years, GEMS has invested over USD 500 million (AED 1.8 billion) in technology platforms and solutions to enhance students’ learning • Launch of ‘Enrol from Home’ solution enables parents to secure admission for their children with ease and from anywhere in the world New     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 09, 2020:   GEMS Education schools in the UAE have rolled out exceptional remote ......read more

    HBMSU's Board of Governors affirms commitment to sharing the University's leading experience in distance learning

    UAE, April 08, 2020 - His Excellency Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) chaired the second regular meeting of the academic year 2019-2020. He praised the achievements of HBMSU in supporting distance learning initiative in the UAE and ensuring its success. The Board of Governors hailed the University’s highly productive cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Education, which resulted in the launch of two free online training courses titled ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Students Launch Where is Our Home?, A Storybook for Refugee Children

    - Written and illustrated by NYU Abu Dhabi students, Where is our Home? will be shared with nearly 3,000 refugee and underprivileged children in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan through the We Love Reading organization - The book is currently being presented at The World Literacy Summit 2020, and will be Comparative and International Education Society Conference 2020: Education Beyond the Human (CIES 2020)   Abu Dhabi, UAE – April 08, 2020:   NYU Abu Dhabi student group ElevatED, has released Where is our home?, a children’s book which discusses migration, ......read more

    New Study Reveals How Too Much Fluoride Causes Defects in Tooth Enamel

    Changes within enamel cells point to mechanism by which excessive fluoride leads to Fluorosis   Abu Dhabi, UAE – April 7, 2020:  A team of researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and NYU College of Dentistry discovered a novel explanation for how dental fluorosis, a condition caused by overexposure to fluoride during childhood, arises. The researchers found that exposing teeth to excessive fluoride alters calcium signaling, mitochondrial function, and gene expression in the cells, forming tooth enamel. The study, published in Science Signaling, was led by Associate ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Researchers Synthesize Gold Nanoparticles Capable of Attacking Cancer Cells

    Triphenylphosphine (TTP)-stabilized nanoparticles have the ability to precisely release cancer-fighting drugs in cell cultures and living organisms     Fast facts: ●  Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) are small gold particles with a diameter of 1 to 100 nm, which, once dispersed in water, are also known as colloidal gold. They also absorb light energy and heat. ●  Gold nanoparticles are being explored widely for use in high technology applications such as sensory probes, electronic conductors, therapeutic agents, organic photovoltaics, and drug delivery in ......read more

    Strategic partnership between HBMSU and UNESCO IITE to launch ‘Be an Online Tutor in 24 Hours' course in five global languages

    UAE makes its leading experience in training teachers through distance learning accessible to the world ‘Be an Online Tutor in 24 Hours’ program to be made available in English, Russian, French, Spanish and Arabic languages HBMSU joins a global communication platform of UNESCO IIE designed to confront COVID-19 along with Google, Facebook, Commonwealth for Education and other key players in Education and ICT fields To date, free online course achieves remarkable global success in attracting more than 100,000 participants April 04, 2020 – In line with the ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University's Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Attains Global Recognition

    • ADU’s BGS Chapter Advisor, Dr. Fauzia Jabeen, was named the 2020 Chapter Advisor of the Year for the second time. • Abu Dhabi University (ADU) earned the Bronze Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award, after winning the Gold Award in 2018, from a pool of 600 Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) Chapters globally.  • The Bronze Chapter Award includes a scholarship for the winning Chapter’s  most outstanding student.   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—05 April 2020:   Out of 600 member chapters, Abu Dhabi University’s Beta Gamma Sigma ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi and Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence Join Forces to Boost Artificial Intelligence Research

    - The Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IIAI) will fund up to five NYU Abu Dhabi researchers as part of its Global PhD Fellowship program in Artificial Intelligence   - The first two research fellowships focus on understanding the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on 3D modeling  Abu Dhabi, UAE – April 5, 2020: NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has partnered with the Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IIAI). IIAI will fund up to five NYUAD researchers as part of its Global PhD Fellows program in Artificial Intelligence ......read more

    Ruw Waives Registration Fees for GCC Students Coming Home

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2020:    Royal University for Women (‘RUW”), the kingdom’s first private university accredited by the Higher Education Council (HEC), has announced that in support of the kingdom’s drive to safely bring students studying abroad home, it will  waive both the application fee and registration fees. The University is also providing a 30% discount on the Summer semester tuition fees for students studying abroad who have chosen to return to Bahrain and the GCC during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The announcement comes ......read more

    First NYU Abu Dhabi Student Awarded Prestigious Aker Scholarship

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – March 31, 2020:   NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Class of 2020 student Tiril Hoye Rahn has been awarded the prestigious Aker Scholarship. Established in 2015, Aker Scholarship program offers a grant to exceptional Norwegian students, who have a strong link to Norway, to apply for post-graduate studies in one of the world’s top universities.  Rahn, the first student from NYUAD to ever receive the Aker Scholarship, will pursue a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in International Relations at the University of Oxford starting this fall, where she will research ......read more

    UAE equips teachers from around the world with distance learning skills

    More than 81,000 certificates awarded so far by the Ministry of Education & HBMSU HE Dhahi Khalfan: “Our country offers the world a model to follow by enabling the education system to respond efficiently & effectively to emerging shifts & challenges." Mansoor Al Awar: “HBMSU continues to take the lead in providing quality education for all societies, supporting the UAE leadership in serving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” 92,000 affiliates in "How to become an online tutor in 24 hours " and " design an online course in ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Students Win First and Second Place in EGA Student Industrial AI and Robotics Competition

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—24 March 2020: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is proud to announce the success of its students in the Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) 2020 edition of the AI Robot competition. The competition challenges students from UAE universities and higher education institutes to design and build industrial robots to be used at EGA’s aluminum smelters.   Two teams of Abu Dhabi University (ADU) students were awarded first and second place. Both teams, from ADU’s College of Engineering, received AED 50,000 to build their project. The first-place ......read more

    Nursery Rolls Out Innovative Online Learning Platform to Help UAE Parents With Distance Learning

    British Orchard Nursery’s BONline stays connected with parents on daily basis; sends out mini-tutorials and activity sheets to ensure continual learning Hotline numbers for each nursery branch that parents can call on if needed British Orchard Training Centre offers parent, teacher and nanny training courses and KHDA-recognized UK certifications online; free online workshop for parents on Infection Prevention and Control on March 24th March 22nd, 2020; Dubai, UAE:   Providing support to parents in the UAE on the distance learning programme, British Orchard ......read more

    Ammar Kaka Provost and Vice Principal Heriot-Watt University Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2020:   Professor Ammar Kaka is the Provost of Heriot Watt University Dubai Campus. Within Heriot Watt University, he holds the position of Vice Principal and the Professor of Construction Economics and Management. In 2008 he was also allocated the title the William Watson Chair of Building Engineering.  Professor Kaka’s contribution to the transnational education in general and to the Dubai’s education hub in particular has been immense.  With a student population of 4000 and a growing research culture, the Dubai ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai and University of Lyon Sign MoU to Pursue Joint Academic and Research Activities

    Dubai, March 22, 2020: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) and University of Lyon (Université de Lyon) have entered into a partnership to launch joint academic and research activities, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Dubai recently. The MOU was signed by Prof. Karim Chelli, President of Canadian University Dubai and Prof. Khaled Bouabdallah, President of University of Lyon, in the presence of Mr. Buti Saeed Al Ghandi, Chancellor of CUD, Mr. Jacques Comby, President of Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University, Mr. Alain Galliano, Vice President of metropolitan Lyon, and ......read more

    Think Marketing Academy and Nexford University Announce Partnership

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 21, 2020:   Nexford University and Think Marketing Academy have just proudly confirmed their partnership together. The University will be supporting the academy’s courses with all its varieties, such as Digital Transformation course, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics course to apply essential skills for the future of work. Nexford will be a major help for the academy in transforming all the knowledge to the students, as they will make sure they can serve the best educational experience. Nexford University and Think Marketing ......read more

    Keeping Students Safe: Abu Dhabi University is All Set Up for Distance Learning

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—21 March 2020: Following the UAE Ministry of Education’s recent announcement on the closure of all educational facilities for four weeks, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has focused its efforts to convert our programs for  distance learning delivery using the range of educational technologies available to the university.   The tools and resources in place include Blackboard, a learning management system that serves as a virtual hub for students which provides access to online course materials and collects students' tests and ......read more

    Record Breaking 7 Million Cambridge English Exams were Conducted in 2019

    United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt have seen exponential growth in the past year  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 19, 2020:    Cambridge Assessment English, a part of the University of Cambridge has reported more than 7 million Cambridge English exams were conducted last year by ambitious people around the world. As United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt have seen exponential growth in the past year, more and more people are interested in learning and improving their English skills in schools and at work, both online and in classrooms. The Cambridge ......read more

    GEMS Education Collaborates with IBM to Upskill its UAE Schools in Emerging Technologies

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 18, 2020:   GEMS Education today announced its collaboration with IBM to launch a pilot programme introducing IBM Digital – Nation platform. Delivered on IBM Cloud, the platform is designed to offer advanced knowledge and skills in key emerging technologies to over 2,000 students and 70 teachers across the United Arab Emirates.   Through this initiative, GEMS Education students will have access to over 75 different courses comprising over 250 hours of learning. The platform will provide a range of programmes, with a focus on highly ......read more

    GETEX 2020 postponed to protect public health and safety

    17 March 2020 - In line with the UAE government’s efforts to implement precautionary measures aimed at ensuring the protection of public health and safety due to the current situation brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, organizers of the annual Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX), have announced its decision to move the event from April 16 - 18, 2020 to March 25 – 27, 2021 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC). The organisers of GETEX have also committed to host an abridged version of the Student Recruitment event on ......read more

    Dubai Cares Extends Global Footprints Into Central Asia by Launching Vocational Training Program in Tajikistan

    • The AED 5,510,250 (USD 1.5 million) program is set to directly benefit 7,800 young people aged between 15 and 35 years old and indirectly benefit 45,000 community members  • The 3-year program seeks to provide life and working skills, vocational training and business development support     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 16 March 2020:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has expanded its geographical outreach with the launch of its first educational program in broader Central Asia. The AED ......read more

    Crimson Education Educates UAE Youth on Sports Scholarships as a Pathway to Elite Us Universities

    Footballer, entrepreneur and politician Tessa Berger flew in from New Zealand to give UAE youth an insight on gaining scholarships to leading US educational institutions.    Dubai, UAE, 8th March 2020:   University admissions and online tutoring specialists Crimson Education held an event at The Warehouse Gym in Al Quoz yesterday (7th March), targeting UAE-based student athletes.   The event, hosted by former professional footballer and Director of Crimson Athletics, Tessa Berger, provided UAE students with an invaluable insight into securing sports ......read more

    AXA Gulf and Emirates International School Meadows Host Exclusive Workshop to Prepare Students for the Job Market

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 08, 2020:   AXA Gulf, one of the largest international insurers in the GCC, announced that it partnered with Emirates International School Meadows (EISM) to develop an exclusive one-day program for over 70 of the school’s students from Year 11. The tailored workshop was aimed at preparing senior students from EISM for the workplace – and provided insights on building their own personal brand as well as an understanding of how the corporate world works.  The workshop, entitled ‘Stand Out,’ was delivered by AXA’s ......read more

    GETEX creates platform to explore the future of young learners with Gulf Schools & Nurseries Expo 2020

    Primary and secondary education providers to highlight wide variety of learning options for parents seeking for ideal education path for their children February 27, 2020 – As an entry point into the domain of student recruitment for K-12 Education, the Gulf Schools & Nursery Expo will be held alongside GETEX, the Middle East’s longest-running Higher Education student recruitment event this year. Under the banner, Gulf Schools & Nurseries Expo 2020, the event will take place from April 16 to 18, 2020 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre ......read more

    30th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Names Goethe as Focused Personality

    In honour of the German writer’s literary and cultural impact on poetry and philosophy Abu Dhabi, 29 February 2020: The 30th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has named the late, famed German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe as its Focused Personality. Taking place from 15 to 21 April 2020 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the fair has chosen Goethe in recognition of the profound and lasting literary and cultural impact made by the legendary novelist, statesman, poet and philosopher. The ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Kicks Off the New Semester Welcoming Over 7,200 Students

    • 47% of students enrolled in the current semester are UAE nationals, with the remaining 53% consisting of over 82 other nationalities • The largest proportion of students, 2,487, are enrolled in the College of Engineering • The College of Business has enjoyed its best intake for ten years    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—26 February 2020: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) officially kicked off the 2019-2020 spring semester this week, welcoming over 7,200 new and returning students across its campuses in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain. The enrolled students ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University's STEM Competition Welcomes Over 700 School Students

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—23 February 2020: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) hosted the second edition of the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competition in a bid to create unique solutions to real world challenges. Held at ADU’s Al Ain campus, the competition brought together over 700 students from 32 public and private high schools in Al Ain.  Led by supervisors from their schools, contestants brainstormed practical solutions and put their knowledge to the test by answering a set of thought-provoking mathematical, science, technology, and engineering ......read more

    Rabdan Academy Showcases its State-of-the-Art Academic and Training Programs During UMEX 2020

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 February 2020: Rabdan Academy, which is a university based in Abu Dhabi that specializes in safety, security, defense, emergency readiness and crisis management sectors, participated in the Unmanned Systems Exhibition (UMEX) and Simulation and Training Exhibition (SimTEX), the world's largest and the only regional standalone events focusing on advanced training model technologies. The exhibitions were held in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center from 23 – 25 February, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi ......read more

    GEMS Global Innovation Showcase 2020 Sees 1,500 Student Innovators and Entrepreneurs Exhibit Their Technology-Rich Solutions to the World's Biggest Challenges

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The fourth edition of the region’s largest youth innovation and entrepreneurship exhibition took place in Dubai on 8 February and in Abu Dhabi on 15 February 2020. The GEMS Global Innovation Showcase saw over 1,500 youth innovators across 400 teams present their technology-rich solutions to global and corporate challenges. Participating teams used exponential technologies such as machine learning and data science to address the world’s most pressing issues across a range of topics including healthcare, education, disaster resilience and prosperity. ......read more

    All systems go for coming GETEX Spring 2020 edition

    UAE education sector forecasted to witness five per cent CAGR from 2018 to 2022 February 15, 2020: Organizers of the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX), the Middle East’s longest-running student recruitment event, has announced preparations are well underway for the coming Spring edition of the event, which will take place from April 16 to April 18, 2020 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (DICEC). The event is set to take place against the backdrop of an accelerating education sector in the UAE, fueled in part by the evolving career trends and ......read more

    UAE Community Takes Millions of Steps in Solidarity With Children Who Walk Long Distances to Reach School in Developing Countries

    • Participants completed a symbolic 3km walk to highlight the average distance children must walk to school in developing countries • Expo 2020 Dubai and Nemo mascots mingle with their fans during the walk  • Families enjoyed the carnival-like atmosphere that included roaming performers and live music      Dubai, UAE, 15 February 2020:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives; today (Friday February 14, 2020) welcomed thousands from the UAE community who walked 3 kilometers in solidarity with ......read more

    Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (SUAD) to Host Open Day for Prospective Students

    Abu Dhabi - UAE, 13 February, 2020: Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (SUAD) will welcome prospective students, parents, teachers, and counselors to its Open Day on 19 February to get familiar with the institution, its services and the university experience. Open from 9.00am to 7.00pm, the event is an ideal opportunity for visitors to explore the undergraduate, postgraduate, and the Executive Education programmes that the university offers in the fields of Humanities, Sciences, Languages, Social Sciences, Law, Economics and Management. With plenty of options for those seeking a post-secondary ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Celebrates UAE Innovation Month

    Abu Dhabi, 12 February 2020:   Abu Dhabi University (ADU) will host a series of initiatives and events in honor of the UAE’s fifth annual Innovation Month, with the aim to raise awareness on state-of-the-art innovations and pave the way for the young innovators of tomorrow.  The celebrations, which include an exhibition, a student competition, a science festival, and a challenge workshop, kicked off on 30 January and will run until the end of February 2020. To capture the spirit of the month, ADU’s Innovation Center launched a competition entitled ‘ADU ......read more

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