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    UCL Qatar Presents New Online Teaching Toolkit for Parents and Educators

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 03, 2020:   In collaboration with Dr Stacy Hackner, professor at UCL Arts & Sciences, UCL Qatar, a Qatar Foundation partner university, has created a toolkit to help parents and educators deliver creative object-based learning and inquiry. The toolkit facilitates learning and provides practical session plans to get parents and educators started.  Object-Based Learning (OBL) is a type of educational practice that incorporates everyday objects and works of art, as well as first-hand experience for learning. This type of transformative learning technique is meant to provide an alternative to lecturing, copying, and memorizing. The format is based on facilitation whereby teachers guide students through a variety of activities, which ensures that all the learning objectives are ......read more

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

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

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

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

    GEMS Innovation Awards 2020 Recognise Young Innovators after Virtual Showdown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    AU Students Won URC2020 Best Presentation Award

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Huge Demand for Al Salam Private School's Unique Education Approach Sees Second School Opening Soon

    The family-run independent school will open a much-anticipated, world-class second campus in September, with registrations open now     Dubai, 17 April 2019:   Due to the continued success of Al Salam Private School in Al Nadha and its standout approach to education, the family-run independent school has announced it will open a second campus in Dubai this September.   Registrations are now open for the new 17,000m2 Al Salam Community School, located in Al Twar 2 just 6 kilometres from the existing facility. It will follow the National Curriculum for England ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University's first year retention rates increase to 92%

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 16 April, 2019:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has witnessed a significant rise in first year retention rates from 89% to 92%, placing it among the top private universities in the UAE for high retention rates. This increase, which denotes the percentage of students remaining at the university to study between the fall and spring semesters, was accomplished through close advisory, academic, and social support and efforts to enhance the student experience during freshman year.   Dr. Heather Friesen, Director of Organizational Planning and ......read more

    Curtin University adds six new programs and rollouts expansion plans for their two campus as they participate in Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) 2019

    Campus expansion plans comes as a part of the University’s on-going commitment to being a recognised international leader in research and education  Dubai, UAE, 15th April 2019:   Curtin University Dubai, one of Australia’s most highly regarded and prestigious universities, will participate again in this year’s Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) that will take place at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 17 to 19 April. As one of the highest ranked universities in the region, Curtin University will present its wide range ......read more

    Repton Family of Schools Are Top Ranking in Khda Reports for 2018/2019

    Repton Dubai is rated as ‘Outstanding’ for fifth consecutive year Foremarke School is rated as ‘Very Good’ for second consecutive year Dubai, United Arab Emirates (April 14, 2019) -   Repton School, Dubai belonging to the Repton Family of Schools has once again been recognized as ‘Outstanding’ by the Dubai government’s education regulatory body, The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). Foremarke School, belonging to the same family has been rated as ‘Very Good’. Every year, the KHDA undertakes a ......read more

    Dubai School represents UAE at Landrover 4x4 World Championship 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (April 13, 2019) –   Pupils from Repton School Dubai return to the World Finals for the Landrover 4 x 4 Schools Technology Challenge with a five-member team. Repton School Dubai will be the only school in the UAE representing the country at the World Finals, which will take place in The University of Warwick in Coventry, UK during this week.  The ambition of the project is to raise awareness, interest and enthusiasm in engineering through the practical application of STEM subjects and Design & Technology. The challenge replicates a ......read more

    Spend an exciting evening with your family learning about science at Foremarke school

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates April 11, 2019:  Parents and children will have the opportunity to get active together while learning about science at Foremarke school’s Community Event, held in association with Dubai Science Park, on 20th April from 3pm to 6pm.  WHEN: 20th April, Saturday 3 pm – 6 pm WHERE: Foremarke School, Dubai Science Park, Al Barsha South, Dubai PRICE: Free for all Hosted within the school grounds, and open to all, the event will offer visitors a range of activities.  These include basketball, football, rugby, gymnastics, karate, archery ......read more

    Kings' School Dubai Retains The Longest Standing Record for ‘Outstanding' Grading By KHDA

    Two thirds of the Kings’ Schools Group is now ‘Outstanding’ Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 10, 2019:  In yet another highly effective year of incredible academic effort, under the banner of the Kings’ Schools Group, two Kings’ UK curriculum campus schools have achieved the ‘Outstanding” rating, while the other school in the group scored an improvement in rating to ‘Very Good’. In the recently announced Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) DSIB inspection ranking for 2018-19, Kings’ School Dubai in Jumeriah has ......read more

    Dubai School in partnership with Dubai Cares raises AED 142,000 to build a school in Senegal

    Dubai, UAE (April 6, 2019):   As part of EKI’s ongoing commitments to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, Repton School Dubai has successfully raised a total of AED 142,000 to further support education programs for underprivileged children in rural Senegal. The initiative, in association with Dubai Cares, is part of the ‘Adopt a School’ program that focuses on enriching the lives of children in developing countries by providing access to quality primary education. An official cheque handover ceremony was held at Repton School Dubai in the presence of ......read more

    Nursery bags 3 prestigious awards at 25th Business Excellence Awards by DED

    British Orchard Nursery chain wins the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award (DQAA) for the fourth time The nursery won Dubai Human Development Award for their government nurseries at DEWA, and Dubai Women’s College, the first time that a private-public partnership has won this award  Dubai, UAE, April 03, 2019:  Winning three awards at the 25th Dubai Business Excellence Awards ceremony held at Madinat Arena, British Orchard Nursery, UAE’s foremost nursery chain, once again raised the bar for the quality and performance for country’s early years education ......read more

    The Arab International Women's Forum, the American University of Beirut and University of Massachusetts Medical School to hold high-level conference on ‘Women Leaders & Health' in

    Dubai, UAE, April 03, 2019:  The Arab International Women’s Forum (AIWF), the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) are proud to announce that they will hold a high-level conference on Women Leaders & Health: Empowering women leaders in innovation, medical education and healthcare delivery in Beirut, Lebanon under the esteemed Patronage of His Excellency Mr Saad Hariri, President of the Council of Ministers, on 16-17 April 2019.   Women Leaders & Health will bring into focus key challenges and opportunities ......read more

    Preparing the UAE's Next Gen for 21st Century Success

    "Future Proofing" learners to succeed in a world we don't know yet.  Words By Aaditya Tangri, Co-Founder & CEO of Kalebr Americas and Founder of STEAMathalon Dubai, UAE, April 03, 2019:  No one can know for sure what the future holds for the human race; job automation, robots or a universal basic income. What we do know, however, is what our future learning spaces will look like, and that it is our responsibility as humans to future-proof our young ones, the workforce of tomorrow. An evolving workplace means upskilling team members and developing new 21st ......read more

    GETEX Spring returns in 2019 with new platform for K-12 education

    Dubai, UAE, April 01, 2019:  The Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX), the longest running student recruitment platform in the Middle East and Asia, announced its return in 2019 for the spring edition with an expanded profile covering K-12 education. The UAE K-12 segment incorporates an international education system that attracts more than 630,000 students across the country accounting for a combined income of USD 4.7 billion in school fees, according to a latest study.  GETEX Spring 2019 will open doors from 17-19 April 2019 at the Dubai International Convention and ......read more

    ADEK: 36 per cent increase in student participation for ADEK's lema? programme

    Abu Dhabi, 25 March 2019 -   A record number of 32,938 pupils across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi took part in a series of interactive workshops this winter as an introduction to the fun side of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Between January 20th and March 7th over 66 schools across Abu Dhabi, the Al Ain and Al Dhafra regions took part in the latest ‘lema?’ tour, a programme run by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK). It is a 36 per cent increase on the previous student participation record set during the first ......read more

    UAE Embassy joins with Peking University and American University of Sharjah for Global Education Forum

    Cultural and educational exchanges between China and the UAE strengthened Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2019:  On Friday 22nd of March, the UAE-China Higher Education Forum: Toward a New Model for Global Integration was successfully held at the Science Auditorium, Peking University. The event saw joint cooperation between the UAE Embassy to China; The Middle East Studies Center and the School of Foreign Languages at Peking University, China; and American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.  The forum’s focus was upon shedding light on UAE Higher Education to ......read more

    Emirates Foundation's Think Science Fair kicks off in Fujairah

    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation and Chairman of Emirates Foundation Think Science Fair 2019 in Fujairah Features 150 outstanding Competition Contestants from across schools and universities  The Think Science Fujairah Fair comes following the success of the Fair in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and RAK which witnessed the attendance of more than 24,000 youth Fujairah, UAE –17 March 2019 –   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al ......read more

    Ideas Abu Dhabi returns with line-up of inspiring global speakers

    Two-day event returns to NYUAD on 27-28 March to tackle long-term challenges facing the world  Speakers include UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs H.E. Dr Anwar Gargash, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, former Director of the NSA Admiral Mike Rogers, former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, and Editor-in-Chief of The National Mina Al Oraibi Abu Dhabi, 17 March 2019: Ideas Abu Dhabi, a two-day ideas festival bringing together some of the brightest minds from the UAE and around the world to tackle complex global challenges, returns for the third time on 27-28 ......read more

    Dubai Cares' latest edition of Volunteer Emirates 2019 draws support for the National Charity School in Al Garhoud

    100 volunteers participate in this initiative which is set to benefit 1,200 students This edition is sponsored by DP World and supported by the “Give a Ghaf” initiative in line with the Year of Tolerance Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 March 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, hosted today the latest edition of Volunteer Emirates 2019 with the participation of 100 volunteers who helped renovate The National Charity School in Al Garhoud in Dubai. The volunteers were involved in assembling desks and chairs for the ......read more

    Manzil and Repton school Dubai collaborate on sustainable art project

    The resulting masterpieces will be showcased at two prestigious Dubai Events   Dubai, United Arab Emirates (March 16, 2019) –   Pupils from Repton School Dubai and Manzil, one of the renowned non-profit centers focusing on social inclusion of people of determination, joined hands to create an art project on the theme of sustainability. The resulting collaborative pieces will be displayed at two high profile art showcases - DIFC Art Nights on March 18th and World Art Dubai from April 3rd to 6th.    A workshop focused on ‘Sustainability in ......read more

    Applications now open for visiting students to take part in summer research at NYU Abu Dhabi

    The application deadline is March 31, 2019 The program will take place from June 10-July 25, 2019  Abu Dhabi, March 16, 2019:   NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has opened applications for its Visiting Undergraduate Research Program, available to undergraduate students from universities across the UAE. Taught by leading NYUAD faculty, the program will create a platform for visiting students to contribute to unique and innovative research projects in NYUAD’s state-of-the-art facilities.    The Visiting Undergraduate Research Program provides an opportunity ......read more

    The Millennium School in Dubai raises more than AED 333,000 to support two schools in Nepal and Cambodia

    Funds to be allocated to Dubai Cares’ ‘Adopt a School’ initiative Students, teachers and staff members involved in fund-raising activities throughout the year   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – March 12th, 2019: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced that Dubai-based The Millennium School, a GEMS school, has raised AED 333,996 towards supporting the organization’s ‘Adopt a School’ initiative. The amount, collected over an entire year through student-led activities within the school, will ......read more

    IFHC Gives Wings to Experiential Learning at the Mother of the Nation Festival 2019

    Explore, Engage and Learn! Series of interactive activities aimed at children and families to increase awareness of emblematic species   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 11 March, 2019:   The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC), the global leader in proactive species conservation, will roll-out a series of interactive experiential learning activities at the forthcoming Mother of the National 2019, which runs 12-23 March on Abu Dhabi Corniche. Aimed at engaging UAE school students in the importance of conserving and protecting the vulnerable bustard, the ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University amongst leading institutions providing high quality research

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates-09 March, 2019:  Abu Dhabi University has reached a significant milestone in academic research with 1000 publications in the Scopus Index, a database managed by Elsevier of high-quality, peer-reviewed research. The achievement places Abu Dhabi University as the top private institution in the higher education in Abu Dhabi to develop high quality research. With this new milestone, ADU stands as the leading non-governmental provider of tertiary education to have reached this number of publications.  “This outstanding achievement reflects the ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi researchers find grasping motions guided by visuo-haptic signals are most effective

    The research study has been featured in the journal Nature: Scientific Reports Abu Dhabi – March 7, 2019:  NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have found that the availability of both visual and haptic information for a target object significantly improves reach-to-grasp actions, demonstrating that the nervous system utilizes both types of information to optimize movement execution. The findings are featured in the journal Nature: Scientific Reports. NYU Abu Dhabi Assistant Professor of Psychology Robert Volcic and Postdoctoral Associate Ivan Camponogara compared participants’ ......read more

    Winners Announced for School Librarian of the Year Award

    Outstanding individuals honoured for pivotal role in engaging students with literature United Arab Emirates -  March 6, 2019:  The winners of the School Librarian of the Year Awards 2019 were announced today at a special ceremony at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (1-9 March 2019).  The prestigious awards are presented by the Emirates Literature Foundation, in association with The Executive Council of Dubai, to recognise those Librarians who have demonstrated outstanding commitment in sharing their love of literature and promoting reading for pleasure among ......read more

    The Sustainable City Dubai hosted the Million Solar Stars Challenge in partnership with Akon Lighting America

    World-renowned entrepreneur, philanthropist and superstar, Akon, visited TSC for the International Jr. Solar Sprint & Million Solar Stars Challenge Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5th March 2019: It was race-time atop the roof of Fairgreen International School in The Sustainable City, Dubai, with solar model cars vrooming ahead under the bright Dubai sun as part of the 2nd International Solar Print, under the Million Solar Stars Challenge (MSS Challenge). Watching all the action come to life was none other than the world-renowned entrepreneur, philanthropist and superstar, Akon, who ......read more

    Nursery chain wins UAE's most coveted awards for business excellence and innovation

    British Orchard Nursery received the prestigious MRM Award for Business Excellence and the UAE Innovation Award in a space of just two days The nursery is the only educational institution to have bagged these prestigious awards  5th March, 2019; Dubai, UAE: In yet another outstanding achievement, UAE’s British Orchard Nursery, has won two coveted awards within two days, cementing its position as the leader in Early Years education. The largest preschool chain in the UAE was first acknowledged for its business acumen at Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MRM) Business Awards ......read more

    Computer-delivered IELTS testing makes its debut at UOWD centre

    World’s most popular language test can now be done through traditional paper-based method or on computer at test centres Dubai, March 5, 2019:  IELTS, the world’s most popular high-stakes language test, can now be taken on computer at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) starting March 1, 2019. The new option puts test takers first by offering faster results and greater test availability. The computer-delivered IELTS option offers an improved test day experience by providing a quiet, modern test environment, results within five to seven days and more test ......read more

    Emirates Steel to collaborate with ADVETI

    Emirates Steel signs MoU with Abu Dhabi Vocational Education & Training Institute 5 March 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE and a subsidiary of the General Holding Corporation (SENAAT), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Vocational Education & Training Institute (ADVETI). The MoU establishes a framework for cooperation and collaboration between the two entities with the aim of enhancing the education services available in Abu Dhabi Emirate, in line with Abu Dhabi 2030 Vision. Commenting on the ......read more

    Emirates Foundation's Think Science Fair kicks off in Sharjah

    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation and Chairman of Emirates Foundation   Think Science Fair 2019 in Sharjah Features 300 outstanding Competition Contestants from across schools and universities  The Think Science Sharjah Fair comes following the success of the Fair in Dubai and Abu Dhabi which witnessed the attendance of more than 15000 youth   Sharjah, UAE – 3 March 2019 – Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ......read more

    Dwight School Dubai's Jaya Bhavnani, Wins Outstanding Contribution in Education Award at GESS 2019

    March 03, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Dwight School Dubai is delighted to announce that Jaya Bhavnani, MYP Coordinator at Dwight School Dubai and Executive Director of Dwight Global Online School, has been awarded the Outstanding Contribution in Education Award at GESS 2019.  Ms. Bhavnani joined Dwight in 2010, and has been part of the founding team at the Dubai campus, which opened in September 2018. She was instrumental in founding the Dwight Global Online School with Chancellor Stephen Spahn in 2014 and works closely with all Dwight Schools to ensure that Dwight's online program meets ......read more

    du and Ajman University sign MoU to collaborate on 5G and IoT development as part of U5GIG

    Students of Ajman University to get opportunity to research on latest IoT use cases Dubai, UAE, 3 March 2019:  du and Ajman University (AU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further collaborate on 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) development as part of the UAE 5G Innovation Gate (U5GIG). The lab is officially inaugurated and can be accessed by U5GIG partners and universities to develop, test and customise IoT, 5G, and Artificial Intelligence use cases. The MoU was signed by Saleem AlBlooshi, Chief Infrastructure Officer, EITC, and Dr. Karim Seghir, Chancellor, Ajman ......read more

    NYUAD researchers achieve solid state Thermochemiluminescence with crystals that emit light when heated

    “It sets the basis for applications in optoelectronics and sensing technology,” explains the study’s supervisor  Abu Dhabi, March 2, 2019: Researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi’s Chemistry Program have developed macroscopic organic crystals that emit light when heated, a process referred to as thermochemiluminescence that was previously reported only in solution.  The findings demonstrate that this fundamental process of transduction of energy – heat, applied to a material, generates light – can be achieved in pure solid materials of millimeter or ......read more

    MENA education sector offers huge potential for business growth

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 28 February 2019 – Highlighting the huge potential for growth of their businesses in the Middle East, exhibitors at GESS Dubai 2019 said there is vast scope for service providers to introduce latest technologies in the region and make the next generation ready for the 21st century skill sets. GESS Dubai, which concluded on Thursday at the Dubai World Trade Centre, is the biggest education conference and exhibition in the MENA region. This year the show hosted exhibitors and country pavilions from Bahrain, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Italy, ......read more

    International Institute for Tolerance in Dubai partners with Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government

    Both parties have signed an MoU for collaborative research, training and certification in the field of tolerance Dubai, 28, February 2019: The International Institute for Tolerance (IIT), a part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) to form an ongoing strategic partnership between the two parties in the areas of training, certification and research on tolerance for local and international communities.  The agreement was signed by Dr. Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Al ......read more

    Zain Iraq, CMC and Ericsson launch the first IoT competition for university students

    In a joint initiative, Zain Iraq, Ericsson and CMC have launched a competition to explore IoT opportunities The award aims to highlight the potentials of Iraqi youth and promote new connectivity concepts Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 27, 2019:  Zain Iraq and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) have announced an IoT Competition for Universities for students in Iraq. The first-of-its-kind competition will run for six weeks during which the students are invited to present use cases to address the possibilities of 5G-IoT and industry digitalization and ultimately capture their full ......read more

    Dubai Cares' program in Pakistan marks a new milestone with 55% increase in pre-primary enrolment and 61% transition to primary school

    The AED 19.7 million (USD 5.3 million) program impacted 431,372 school children across 438 schools in 3 provinces Dubai Cares supports a new research to address female youth unemployment and lack of early childhood care services    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 25 February, 2019: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has successfully completed a 3-year program in Pakistan which has resulted in significant improvement in learning outcomes, enrolment and transitions from pre-primary to primary education among 431,372 school ......read more

    ADEK: Special edition of ‘lema?' presented in schools and malls in the Al Dhafra region as part of UAE Innovation Month

    Abu Dhabi, 18 February 2019:  Abu Dhabi Department of Education And Knowledge (ADEK) has launched a special tour of the educational program "lema?" In the Dhafra area as part of the UAE Innovation Month.  To celebrate the special month long calendar of innovative events a series of educational lema workshops took place in 9 schools in Al Dhafra, and for the first time ever, these were offered to the public at City Mall in Madinat Zayed  The lema? team offered the students and visitors numerous events and interactive workshops such as the Nutty Robot and ......read more

    Expo Centre in Didacta 2019 - Germany to promote for the International Education Show 2020 in Sharjah

    Sharjah - Cologne, 24 February 2019 Expo Centre Sharjah concluded its participation in Didacta - die Bildungsmesse in Cologne, Germany, one of the largest educational shows in Europe held from February 19 to 23, in order to enhance the ties with European partners, especially in the education sector and to promote for the International Education Show 2020 in Sharjah. Expo Center's booth displayed a variety of leading educational resources as well as information on the UAE education sector and the advantages of taking part in the International Education Show as a key gateway to the ......read more

    Year of Tolerance logo inspires ADU's new Al Ain campus design

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 23 February, 2019: Opening its doors later this year, Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) new Al Ain campus is architecturally inspired by the Ghaf Tree, the logo of the Year of Tolerance.  His Excellency Dr. Ali Saeed bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Chairman of ADU’s Board of Directors, commented, “We proudly chose the Ghaf tree, the logo of the Year of Tolerance, to be the focus of the design of our new campus in Al Ain as it has witnessed our historic journey as a nation under the wise leadership of our late founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin ......read more

    UOWD team advances into semi-final round of ‘Expo 2020 Live University Innovation Program'

    The team developed an Internet-connected hard hat with advanced safety features and comfort Dubai, February 21, 2019: A technologically advanced Internet-connected hard hat that ensures high levels of safety and comfort for construction workers was among the innovations that made it to the semi-final stage of the Expo Live University Innovation Program recently. Developed by three-member student team from University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), the Smart Hard Hat features sweat and temperature sensors that read the user’s body temperature and to detect onset of fatigue and ......read more

    MBRU launches Design Lab to nurture and accelerate life-changing innovations in healthcare

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 2019:  Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), the first medical university in Dubai Healthcare City, has launched a pioneering Design Lab, which is aimed at being a global hub for innovation in healthcare. The MBRU Design Lab, launched in line with UAE Innovation Month, will be a center for nurturing and fostering innovative healthcare solutions, to improve the delivery of care, ultimately benefiting patients and society.  “The establishment of the Design Lab is aligned with the university’s ......read more

    Gulf Center for Aviation Studies Receives NCEMA Accreditation

    18 February 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Gulf Center for Aviation Studies (GCAS), is the training arm of Abu Dhabi Airports, has been successfully accredited by the UAE’s National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) to deliver NCEMA developed Business Continuity Management (BCM) courses. GCAS is the only aviation training provider in the UAE to offer NCEMA developed BCM courses. The courses will be delivered in partnership with Continuity and Resilience (CORE), an internationally recognized and licensed BCM training partner. The Business Continuity Management ......read more

    Emirates Foundation's Think Science Fair 2019 Kicks-off with 1850 finalists nationwide

    Dubai Fair first of seven Fairs taking place this year 700 projects representing the work of more than 1850 youth from schools and universities from across the UAE in the final stage of the competition 350 young innovators entered Think Science Fair in Dubai only 81 Prominent Science & Technology Academic and Industry Experts on the judging panel to assess and short list potential winners  Dubai, UAE – 18 February 2019:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi senior admitted to the Luce Scholars Program

    Lama Ahmad is the first student from NYU Abu Dhabi to receive the prestigious scholarship Abu Dhabi, February 16, 2019: Lama Ahmad, Class of 2019, has been named as a recipient to the prestigious Luce Scholars Program, the first student from NYU Abu Dhabi to receive this award.  Founded by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in the American society, the program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15 to18 Luce Scholars every year.  The program, open to both US ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University and Knowledge Group to participate in IDEX 2019

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—16 February, 2019: Abu Dhabi University and Knowledge Group, the learning, development and consulting arm of Abu Dhabi University, have announced their participation in the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX 2019) and Naval Defence (NAVDEX) 2019, taking place from 17-21 February at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC).  Knowledge Group is showcasing its training and educational programs, which include military medical training, naval training programs, naval counter-insurgency, Virtual Reality driven simulation for rescue missions, ......read more

    H.E. Minister Buhumaid leads Dubai Cares' Walk for Education alongside 15,000 participants to mark its 10th anniversary

    UAE residents walked 4,000 steps (3km) to reflect the average distance to school covered everyday by millions of children in developing countries Over 350 million steps taken collectively since the Walk’s inception in 2009   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 16 Febraury, 2019: Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, led today the annual Walk for Education, organized by Dubai Cares, part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Initiatives, thus marking the 10th anniversary of the organization’s annual event. This year’s Walk ......read more

    Zayed University inaugurates largest Bloomberg Finance Lab in the Middle East

    More Bloomberg Terminals at Zayed University than any other educational institution globally February 13, 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Zayed University, one of the United Arab Emirates’ top universities, and Bloomberg, the global financial information and technology company, today announced the opening of the Bloomberg Finance Lab at the university’s Dubai campus. Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development and President of Zayed University, and Matthew Winkler, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Bloomberg News, officially ......read more

    Hundreds of local pupils to champion inclusion at schools ahead of Special Olympics World Games Abu dhabi 2019

    UAE, 12 February 2019: Over 600 local pupils from 35 schools in Abu Dhabi have participated in a workshop to learn more about the Special Olympics movement and its values of inclusion and tolerance.   The local schoolchildren have been elected as ‘Unified Champions’ by their teachers and will head back to their respective schools to spread the message of the movement and encourage their fellow pupils to be more inclusive. As part of their role as Unified Champions the schoolchildren will act as ‘Champions of Change’ and encourage other pupils to get ......read more

    Eskc Junior round two triumph for GEMS WSO

    Dragsters DXB tops Nomad Class Dubai, UAE, 11 February 2019: Randy Nader and Adam Ben Haj of GEMS Wellington Academy Silicon Oasis (GEMS WSO) snatched a close victory over last season’s Junior ESKC champion, Kings Dubai, to claim the second round in the Junior division of the Emirates Schools Karting Championship (ESKC) on Sunday evening (10 February) at Dubai Kartdrome.   Veteran team Dragsters DXB, with drivers Elie Nassar and Joshua McGregor, topped the Nomad Class field, putting the team level with Nas Nomad in the lead for the Nomad Cup championship.   Race ......read more

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