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    LEAMS Education Launches Game-Changing Initiative Introducing IR4.0 and Robotics to make Students Future-Ready

    As a result of this important initiative, young students will develop new skills needed to excel in the new digital era, as the UAE Government sharpens focus on early education to develop advanced skills suited for the 4th Industrial Revolution   Date: Dubai, July 2, 2022   News Highlights: 1. Global robotics market records a 17.45 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from US$27.73 billion in 2020 to US$74.1 billion by 2026; 2. Employees with a high-school-level education or below are most at risk of losing their jobs to 4IR technologies, and some 57 percent of those are expected to have their jobs replaced by automation by 2030; 3. Artificial Intelligence will add over $277.1 billion to the GDP of GCC countries in 2030. 4. Saudi Arabia will accrue the largest gains from AI, adding $135.2 billion ......read more

    A Record-Breaking 786 Students Compete in the Yas in Schools National Finals Presented by ADNOC 2022

    Aimed to inspire ‘The Engineers of the Future’, children competed across three categories at the region’s home of Formula 1, Yas Marina Circuit Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 30, 2022: Over 780 students showcased their creative talents at the Yas in Schools National Finals presented by ADNOC, held at Yas Marina Circuit this past weekend. The winners were crowned during a virtual event yesterday, including Team Nautilus from JSS International School Dubai and Team Sidewinder from Hartland International School, who will go on to represent the UAE in the World Finals later this year in the Pro and Rookie category respectively.  Now in its 13th year, the 2022 Yas in Schools program marked the most successful year to date with over 300 schools and 13,000 students participating across the academic ......read more

    The Abu Dhabi School of Government Partners with Arkan to Bolster the Skills and Expertise of Abu Dhabi Government Employees

    Abu Dhabi, UAE - 29 2022: The Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG) has partnered with the Retired Military Personnel Association, represented by Arkan training, research and management consultancy company, as part of efforts to enhance the skills and expertise of Abu Dhabi government employees by developing training and educational programs and sessions. The MoU was signed by Brigadier (Rtd.) Khalifa Mohamed Al Zaabi, Security Consultant and International Expert in Neuro-linguistic programming, Chief Director of Arkan and Her Excellency Amal Al Jabri, Director General of the ADSG in the presence of top officials from both sides. As part of the agreement, the two parties will collaborate to develop and organize specialized training and educational programs in both leadership and general government fields. In addition, both ......read more

    Sharjah Child Friendly Office's Projects Ensure Schools meet Child-Friendly Standards, Notes UNICEF Committee

    The committee inspected five primary schools and spoke to educators, students and officials to assess the realisation of standards in line with UNICEF code Sharjah, June 28, 2022:  Applauding the education system in Sharjah for giving a safe environment to children, a committee from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) toured schools in the emirate and affirmed that Sharjah’s nurseries and schools met child-friendly standards. They studied the latest projects of the Sharjah Child Friendly Office (SCFO), and met with representatives of the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) and the SCFO management. The visit sought to assess the implementation of the principles launched by UNICEF and the SCFO in line with the standards of the Child Friendly Schools and Nurseries (CFSN) ......read more

    Healthcare Professionals Boost Research Skills with WCM-Q course

    Doha – June 27, 2022: Healthcare professionals in Qatar enhanced their understanding of qualitative research thanks to a course delivered by the Division of Continuing Professional Development at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q). The five-day course demonstrated the merit of using qualitative research in clinical settings, where it can help researchers gain greater understanding of patient experiences than when using quantitative methods alone.  The course also equipped participants with an understanding of the operation of the scientific process when conducting qualitative research and explained how to integrate scientific rigor and ethics into qualitative research studies.  Dr. Ziyad Mahfoud, professor of research in population health sciences at WCM-Q, and Dr. Gladys Honein-AbouHaidar, assistant professor ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Inaugurates its Venture Lab to Elevate the UAE's Sustainability-Oriented Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 27 June 2022: In line with Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) innovation strategy (ADUi), ADU announces the launch of its Sustainable Development Venture Lab in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED). The Lab, open to students, researchers, external entrepreneurs and innovators, seeks to grow sustainability-oriented entrepreneurial and innovation skills through tackling complex challenges in industry, services, primary sector and the government. The Venture Lab will offer an innovative space designed to help spin-offs, startups, companies and government agencies find more sustainable solutions to create or improve daily operations.  The new Sustainable Development Venture Lab was inaugurated in the presence of Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of ADU, Dr. Alberto ......read more

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City Offers ADU's Interior Design Students a Unique Learning Experience

    • As part of an MoU signing between the two entities, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City provided students an opportunity to apply their skills in a practical environment, under the guidance of SSMC’s engineering team • The collaboration will see further designs to be implemented across SSMC departments following the initial first phase   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 25 June 2022: As part of a partnership agreement between Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) and Abu Dhabi University (ADU), ADU’s Interior Design students were given a firsthand educational experience to learn, apply their skills and express their creativity by applying their innovative design ideas in the Department of Pediatric Rehabilitation. In addition to empowering students and creating positive spaces for patients, this ......read more

    The Abu Dhabi School of Government Celebrates the Graduates of the Abu Dhabi Public Exchange Program

    Abu Dhabi, UAE - 24 June 2022: The Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG), the pioneering platform for accelerating human capital in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, held a graduation ceremony for the graduates of its prestigious Abu Dhabi Public Exchange Program.  The ceremony was attended by Ali Rashid Al Ketbi, Chairman of the Department of Government Support, Her Excellency Sumaya AbdulAziz Al Hosani, Dean of the Abu Dhabi School of Government and a number of representatives of government entities participating in the program. During the ceremony, 25 graduates from 17 different government entities were honored for their efforts in specializing and acquiring key skills, most notably strategic consulting. Ali Rashid Al Ketbi, Chairman of the Department of Government Support said: “Today, we celebrate the graduates of the Abu ......read more

    More than 300 Students to Showcase Their Talents during Mawhibaty's Season-Ending Exhibition

    • A collaboration between ADEK and DCT – Abu Dhabi, the annual event provides a platform for creative students from across the emirate to display their artistic innovations    • Performing arts showpiece will feature 60+ students and be held June 24-26 at the Cultural Foundation, while 240+ students will exhibit at Visual Arts showcase until June 30   Abu Dhabi, June 23, 2022: The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) together with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi will host a performing arts student showcase this week at the Cultural Foundation theatre as part of its Mawhibaty Program. Running from June 24-26, the three-day show is part of a series of activities that will draw to a close this year’s edition of the talent development program aimed at ......read more

    School Administrator Achieves Dream of Walking Unassisted after Ten-Year Battle with Multiple Sclerosis

    Previously ‘Undiagnosed’ Emirati Benefits from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s ‘Patient-Centered’ Approach Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. June 22, 2022: After a decade of seeing her balance deteriorate, a sister’s urge to get a second opinion for ongoing health issues led to the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), an effective treatment, and a new lease of life.  Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune condition that affects the brain and spinal cord, and, according to a scientific study conducted in the UAE, there is a growing incidence of MS in the region. Ameena had been living with undiagnosed MS for many years, working as a school administrator, struggling with organizational and clerical duties. Having already endured years of loss of balance resulting in having to use a cane to ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Art Wraps Up the 2022 Art + Tech Programme on NFTs for UAE Students

    Abu Dhabi, 22 June 2022: This year, Abu Dhabi Art’s annual Art + Tech programme brought NFTs, Digital Art and the Metaverse to the fore in Abu Dhabi Art’s programming. Art + Tech’s 2022 edition comprised a Virtual NFT Workshop and Mentorship Programme that brought university students together with experts from the NFT industry. The initiative aimed to accompany students as they delve into the rapidly evolving and emerging world of digital art and NFTs and discover their relevance in the region.  The Art + Tech Virtual NFT Workshop and Mentorship Programme, which took place between 6-15 June, was organised in partnership with MORROW collective’s social enterprise partner, the Fatima Bint Mohamed Initiative. University students studying art as well as technology streams came together with NFT experts MORROW ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University's BGS Chapter receives the Gold Outstanding Chapter' Award

    • ADU was selected from a pool of over 615 chapters representing 38 countries internationally • BGS will additionally offer a scholarship recognizing the most outstanding business student participating in the winning chapter   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20 June 2022:  Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Business (CoB) was awarded by the prestigious Beta Gamma Sigma Awards (BGS), the international honor society of the Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). ADU’s BGS chapter was selected from a pool of over 615 chapters representing 38 countries internationally and received the ‘Gold Outstanding Chapter’ award. Each year, the BGS Outstanding Chapter Awards are presented in the categories of gold, silver, bronze and best practice levels. These awards ......read more

    Education Above All Foundation and Qatar National Commission for Education

    Education Above All Foundation and Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science concluded the National Consultation on the future of education in Qatar in partnership with UNESCO and UNICEF Participants developed a set of recommendations for the recovery of education and key areas of action in Qatar in preparation for the UN Transforming Education Summit in September   Qatar, 18 June 2022 – On June 15th and 16th, Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and the Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science facilitated a national dialogue on key priorities for education in Qatar. As a result, participants developed a series of brief recommendations that will be presented to the General Secretariat of Transforming Education Summit during the dedicated pre-summit in Paris and the main ......read more

    WCM-Q Training Program Provides a Boost for Budding Local Researchers

    Doha – June 15, 2022: Seven aspiring biomedical scientists gained key research skills by completing Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Biomedical Research Training Program (BRTP) for Nationals.  The BRTP is designed to give Qatari nationals and long-term residents who have recently graduated from college a solid foundation in practical lab skills, experience of working on real research projects alongside WCM-Q’s highly qualified scientific faculty, clinical research competencies, and an understanding of key concepts in research administration.  In recognition of their successful mastery of the skills and competencies covered on the program, the interns were presented with certificates of graduation at a special ceremony held at WCM-Q. This year’s ceremony also celebrated the tenth ......read more

    Manchester City FC Star Phil Foden Speaks About the Importance of Youth in the Sport

    • It comes during a record-year of attendance at City Football Schools with over 2,300 players training across UAE  • City Football Schools UAE has announced three new locations for 2022/23 season in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, including ACTIVE Masdar City, to continue club’s unprecedented growth over past decade    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 15 June 2022: City Football Schools in the UAE saw a record-year of attendance across the 2021/22 season, with more than 2,300 players developing their skills on the pitch.     Following the year of growth across the UAE, City Football Schools has also announced three new locations across Dubai and Abu Dhabi in time for the new 2022/23 season to kick off on 15th August 2022. The new locations will allow for even greater access for young ......read more

    140 Students Participate in Abu Dhabi University's 1st Annual College of Engineering Hackathon

    • In its 1st edition, the Competition was launched under the theme of “Lead your team in a race against time to engineer innovative solutions to today’s problems” • The Hackathon witnessed the participation of more than 140 students grouped into 20 teams that represented ten leading schools in the UAE   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 15 June 2022: As part of Abu Dhabi University (ADU) continuous efforts to elevate its student experience, ADU’s College of Engineering (CoE) hosted the 1st Annual College of Engineering Hackathon under the theme of “Lead your team in a race against time to engineer innovative solutions to today’s problems”. Sponsored by Raytheon Emirates, a Raytheon Technologies subsidiary headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the Hackathon provided students with ......read more

    GEMS Education's STREAMability puts new Focus on Solving UN SDGs with Innovative Prototypes

    • Twelve schools take part in fresh initiative based on inclusive collaboration • GEMS Legacy School hosts exhibition of designs to solve global challenges • Student teams of varied educational abilities combined to produce solutions     DUBAI, UAE: Twelve GEMS Education schools have taken part in a new initiative based on finding imaginative and innovative solutions to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030, carried out by five-strong teams of students of varying abilities.   The ‘STREAMability’ teams presented their ideas at GEMS Legacy School (GLS) to an audience of fellow students, parents and educators. Ideas included, among others, solutions for preventing water wastage in school, a novel new system for school security against unwanted ......read more

    Doha Festival City Raises Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis with the Hamad Medical Corporation's Public Education Initiative

    As part of its #FestivalCares initiative, Doha Festival City hosted a two-day informative campaign on the support available to families in Qatar Doha, Qatar – 13, June 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only international choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, hosted a two-day awareness campaign on the disease, Multiple Sclerosis in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation’s Neurology Department and Patient Family Education as well as with the Hamad Outpatient Neurology Clinic.  In line with World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day and its ongoing #FestivalCares programme, the Mall hosted a two-day campaign in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), through setting up a booth to share information about the disease and to provide more information about the support available for ......read more

    Reviving Modern Standard Arabic can Unify the Arab World

    Carnegie Mellon expert believes MSA can bridge gap for Arab youth  Zeinab Ibrahim, sociolinguist and professor of Arabic studies at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, believes that an emphasis on Modern Standard Arabic education and new language teaching approaches can revive the language and bring the Arab world together.  “Today, English is a lingua franca, meaning it is the bridge language used in international forums,” says Ibrahim.  As a result, many Arabs are prioritizing English language learning over Modern Standard Arabic. “Many families are only being exposed to English content, whether it’s movies, series, or songs, and this is a concerning phenomenon.” “We should realize that the message we’re conveying to our ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Recognizes Four Winning Creatives during its UAE Threads Textiles Competition Award Ceremony

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10 June 2022: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) recognized the winners of its “UAE Threads” Textiles Competition which witnessed the participation of eight teams consisting of 26 students from the College of Engineering (CoE), Interior Design program at ADU. Hosted in partnership with platinum sponsor Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC) and golden sponsor The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi, the competition included three main categories focusing on furniture and artwork inspired by the UAE Heritage and EXPO 2020.  The Ceremony took place in attendance of HE Sheikh Ahmed Mohammed Sultan Bin Surour Al Dhaheri, Vice Chairman of the board of Directors and Managing Director of Abu Dhabi National Hotels, Charalampos Mylonas, Deputy CEO at Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC) and ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Holding rebrands to NEMA Holding

    • NEMA Holding established NEMA Education as its academic arm to support the education sector over the next 50 years    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 08 June 2022: Abu Dhabi University Holding, established in 2006, has announced the rebranding of the holding company name to 'NEMA Holding,' reflecting its progress as it implements its strategy to support the growth of the national economy over the next 50 years.   NEMA Holding, formerly called Abu Dhabi University Holding, has announced the establishment of 'NEMA Education,' an academic arm that will strengthen its leading role in the education sector and consolidate its position in the higher education sector in the UAE and beyond. NEMA Education's portfolio includes several higher education institutions and professional training ......read more

    GEMS Education Partners with Fixerman to Launch the UAE's Largest School E-Waste Campaign

    • Total of 43 GEMS Education schools to participate in year-long campaign • Campaign aims to collect and recycle half a tonne of e-waste per school • Secure e-waste collection bins to be placed in all GEMS schools in UAE   DUBAI, UAE: GEMS Education has teamed up with Fixerman, the Dubai-based device repair specialists, to launch the largest school electronic waste (e-waste) campaign in the UAE.   The campaign aims to reduce the amount of broken or unwanted devices, including mobile phones, tablets and laptops, that end up in landfill sites. When electronic devices are dumped in landfills, toxic substances like lead and mercury can leak into the soil and water system.   On average, a UAE resident produces 17.2 kilogrammes of e-waste every year, driven by an increasing dependence on ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Hosts the Largest Edition of the Undergraduate Research Competition

    • 813 students supported by 367 mentors from 53 universities across the MENA region including the UAE, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and others took part in the competition • 70 teams across 27 categories were recognized for their outstanding research and awarded monetary prizes   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 03 June 2022: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) held its ninth annual Undergraduate Research Competition (URC) and awards ceremony. The URC provides an opportunity for students to transform their creative ideas into research and innovation projects to support the development of their 21st century skills to produce the researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs of the future for the UAE’s knowledge economy. ADU’s URC is the largest undergraduate research event in the GCC and MENA region that encompasses ......read more

    GEMS Education Launches Scholarship programme to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee

    • Programme to award one scholarship for every year of Queen’s 70-year reign • 70 pupils to benefit from scholarships, each covering tuition fees for a full year • GEMS students from across 43 GEMS schools will be eligible for scholarships   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: GEMS Education has launched a new scholarship programme in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, which marks the 70th anniversary of the accession of the British monarch in 1952. A total of 70 scholarships, each covering the full cost of a year’s tuition, will be awarded to students from across 43 GEMS schools.   Sunny Varkey, Founder, GEMS Education, said: “As the UAE’s oldest and largest school operator, we have been providing a world-class education based on the British curriculum ......read more

    Sheraa Opens Registration for New Startup Incubator Program Catered to the Next Generation of Young Entrepreneurs in the UAE

    Startup Dojo – Summer 2022 Incubator, which kicks off in July, will receive applications from university students and fresh graduates in the UAE until June 15th. Top three startups will receive prize money for their business.   Sharjah, June 02, 2022:  The Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) is offering a unique new opportunity to university students and fresh graduates in the UAE to transform their impactful ideas into businesses through a structured six-week incubator program, from July 18 to August 25, 2022.  Sheraa has announced the opening of registrations for Startup Dojo – Summer 2022 Incubator, an intensive, experiential learning opportunity that aims to empower young graduates and students to build businesses. For six weeks, participants will work in a hybrid setting with ......read more

    Northview International School, Doha to Open its Doors in August 2022

    A Leading American International School, Northview International will deliver incredible, whole child education focusing on academic rigor for children ages 3-18.   The internationally accredited American curriculum will focus on universal values, individual growth and broad development to enable pupils to realize their full potential, build resilience and become responsible citizens of the world and will be enriched by a range of dynamic extra-curricular experiences. Doha, Qatar – June 01, 2022: Northview International School, a new vibrant school by Artemis Education Group of Schools, will deliver an accredited American international curriculum at a mid-fee allowing increased access to outstanding education for more families. The school is now open to expressions of interest for the first intake of students ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University's Career Fair Returns for Students and Alumni on June 1st 2022

    • Two-day career fair returns for students and alumni to further explore career options on the 1st and 2nd of June 2022 • ADU students and alumni will be connected with 50 local/international organizations and companies    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 31 May 2022: In line with Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) Vision 2027 to provide graduates and students with the knowledge, skills and mindset to become leaders of tomorrow, ADU is hosting its annual career fair at its main campus on June 1 and 2, 2022. Organized by ADU’s Employability and Alumni Relations Office, the career fair seeks to support student and alumni career goals by best preparing them for the professional market. The event will enable current ADU students and alumni alike to explore employment and internship opportunities and ......read more

    GEMS Wellington Schools Serve Up Nutrition Education with Jamie Oliver's Bite Back 2030

    - GEMS Wellington schools are first outside UK to partner Bite Back 2030 - GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail launches A-Level Food Technology   DUBAI, UAE: Four GEMS Education schools that together make up the GEMS Wellington group have joined celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s global ‘Bite Back 2030’ campaign with the aim of educating students on the importance of healthy meals and nutrition and furthering their understanding of food technology.   Bite Back 2030 began in the UK, where students have led a movement of young people to step up and take charge of the national conversation on child health and nutrition. Together, they have created and championed strategies within their schools, both at corporate and government level, to tackle rising obesity rates.   The impact of the ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Previews Sustainable Smart Construction and Concrete 3D Printing in the Third Edition of the ADU-ASU Research Forum'

    • The Research Forum is under the theme of “Concrete in Hot Weather: Design for Sustainable Smart Construction and 3D Printing” • Virtual Participation was open for those unable to attend in person  • The event highlighted the importance of utilizing 3D printing and sustainable construction material under hot weather   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 25 May 2022: Following the success of the Research Forum in 2019 and 2021, the College of Engineering (CoE) at Abu Dhabi University (ADU), the largest engineering college in the UAE, hosted the third edition of the ADU-ASU Research Forum 2022 under the theme of “Concrete in Hot Weather: Design for Sustainable Smart Construction and 3D Printing” in collaboration with the School of Sustainable Engineering and Built Environment at ......read more

    WCM-Q Researchers and Students Publish Study on 3D Tissue-Engineered Drug Screening Platforms

    Doha – May 23, 2022: Senior researchers and medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have published a paper focused on improving drug-screening platforms for vascular diseases. The research team, led by Dr. Isra Marei, Post-Doctoral Associate in Pharmacology, includes four members of WCM-Q’s Class of 2024 - Tala Abu Samaan, Maryam Ali Al-Quradaghi, Asmaa A Farah and Shamin Hayat Mahmud – plus Professor Chris Triggle, Professor of Pharmacology, and Associate Professor of Pharmacology Hong Ding.  The study has been published in Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine as an invited review for a special issue on regenerative medicine and is titled, ‘3D tissue-engineered vascular drug screening platforms: promise and considerations.’ The paper focused on improving drug screening ......read more

    Allen Overseas Opens Two New Academic Centres in the UAE

    Days after ALLEN Career Institute announced a Strategic Partnership, its global arm ALLEN Overseas held the Grand Opening of its two new Academic Centres in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.   Burjuman, 23rd May 2022: Continuing its expansion spree in the GCC, Allen Overseas (ALLEN) has opened two new Academic Centres in the UAE - Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, through which it aims to provide high-quality test-prep coaching to K12 students and help them achieve their highest potential. Reciprocating the students' increasing demand, the institute has launched its biggest centre in Sharjah with a capacity to nurture 1000+ students.   ALLEN Career Institute is India’s most renowned and result-oriented holistic coaching institute for the past 34 years. An education powerhouse led by the first generation Maheshwari brothers, Mr ......read more

    Carnegie Mellon Team Creates Three-Year Computer Science Curriculum

    New curriculum is piloted in seven Qatar schools   A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has created a three-year computer science curriculum for middle school students to prepare students for higher level classes in computer science. The project was funded by a Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) grant from the National Priorities Research Program. The new curriculum is being piloted in seven Qatar schools this year, as well as schools in Pakistan and the United States. The team has already trained more than 200 teachers, who are teaching the new curriculum to more than 20,000 students in total. Saquib Razak, lead principal investigator on the project and the associate area head of computer science at CMU-Q, has been working for more than a decade on ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Festival's Riwaq Al Adab Wal Kitab returns to Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

    The 7th edition of the initiative introduces 14 new publications by Emirati authors  May 20, 2022 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: As part of the 19th edition of Abu Dhabi Festival, held under the theme ‘Crafting the Emirates State of Mind: Creation, Innovation and Joy’, the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) presents the 7th edition of its Riwaq Al Adab Wal Kitab programme at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 23 to 29 May, 2022. The initiative aims to strengthen and support the Emirati publishing industry by cultivating and presenting the achievements of Emirati and Arab creative writers. This year, the programme is collaborating with local publishing houses Dar Nabati, Hamaleel and the Emirates Writers Union to publish 14 books by Emirati writers ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University hosts the fifth Educational Forum

    Abu Dhabi University organized the event in collaboration with the Regional Center for Educational Planning – UNESCO and the Queen Rania Teacher Academy Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 19 May 2022: Under the patronage of H.E. Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi, the Minister of Education in the UAE and in partnership with the Regional Center for Educational Planning – UNESCO and The Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA), Abu Dhabi University (ADU) hosted the fifth Educational Forum, under the theme “Re-imagining Education.” ADU faculty members in addition to members from the World Bank, UNESCO, QRTA, and USA’s Drexel University attended the Forum as speakers. The Forum discussed the challenges facing schools and explored post-COVID-19 educational opportunities such as taking education out of the confinements of ......read more

    Match Day Joy for WCM-Q's New Doctors

    Doha – May 17, 2022:  Newly graduated doctors of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have matched with residency programs at some of the world’s most prestigious university hospitals.  The newly qualified doctors, who graduated this month, matched with residency training programs at elite institutions in Qatar and the United States, including Hamad Medical Corporation, Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Case Western/University Hospital Cleveland, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania, Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, among others.  The medical specialties the new doctors will be pursuing are anesthesiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, ......read more

    Rize University Fair Returns to Connect Students with World-Leading Universities

    • Running from May 22-27, more than 100 leading universities will participate in the six-day virtual fair, including four of the world’s top 10 and 31 of the world’s top 100 • More than twenty-five new universities are joining this year’s virtual fair, including University of Sydney, New York University, University of Manchester and University of Toronto, offering students access to more than 100 sessions     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2022: With thousands of students preparing to embark on their journeys into higher education, Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has announced the return of its Rize University Fair, an ADEK initiative that connects students with leading local and international universities.   Held between May 22-27, the Rize ......read more

    Fifteen-Year-Old Student Wins Water Alliance RE-NEW Our World Challenge with Project Aimed at Reducing Single-Use Plastic and Strengthening National Water Security

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10th  May 2022:  Water Alliance, a Dubai-based non-profit organization focused on promoting the value of water by  encouraging individuals to  adopt sustainable lifestyles, has officially announced the winners of its RE-NEW Our World water innovation challenge for students in the UAE. Launched with the support of sponsors, knowledge and culture partners, the challenge aims to inspire school students from the ages of 8 to 20, to ideate innovative solutions that will tackle local and global water issues, positively contributing towards a more sustainable environment and access to water for communities across the world. As a new member of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Water Alliance will be sending the ......read more

    WCM-Q Students Boost Key Physicianship Skills with Cornell Stars Program

    Doha – May 9, 2022: The next generation of doctors currently learning their craft at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) had the chance to develop core physicianship skills when they took online consultations with some of the youngest members of the community.  Medical students at WCM-Q logged in to the event to take part in a series of consultations with children aged two months to six years, under the supervision of qualified pediatricians. The event, which has been held virtually since 2020 owing to physical distancing guidelines, is an important step in the clinical training of the students as they experience for the first time the joy and challenge of engaging with a young patient, putting them at ease, and then conducting a medical examination.  Prior to lockdown, the annual Cornell Stars event was a ......read more

    St. George's University, Grenada, in association with Ramaiah Group of Institutions

    St. George’s University, Grenada, in association with Ramaiah Group of Institutions, Bengaluru, is Accepting Applications from Aspiring Medical Students for their September 2022 Intake Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 09 May 2022 – St. George’s University, Grenada, in association with the Ramaiah Group of Institutions, Bengaluru, has announced it is accepting applications for entry to its September 2022 class from prospective medical students.   SGU, in association with Ramaiah, offers a 5-Year Medical Degree Pathway where students can complete their first year of the pathway in India, the second year either at Northumbria University in the UK, or at SGU’s True Blue campus in Grenada, the third year in Grenada, and the last two years doing their clinical rotations either in the US or in the UK. This gives ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University refreshes its Innovation Strategy to Optimize the Impact of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the UAE

    • ADUi aims to contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the UAE’s innovation agenda • Abu Dhabi University appointed Dr. Alberto Peralta as the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the lead for its innovation strategy  • The Strategy builds on research to empower aspiring and seasoned innovators as they pursue new ways to create, deliver and capture value for a more sustainable and inclusive world   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 9 May 2022: Under the theme of “powering a more sustainable world”, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) refreshes its innovation strategy titled Abu Dhabi University Innovate (ADUi). ADUi is focused on three main pillars including innovation, research and incubation which will serve as the engine for the advancement of ......read more

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    USD 200,000 for the best ideas to get more Africans reaching for a book   June 01, 2021:  The International Publishers Association (IPA) will today begin accepting proposals for projects to develop reading culture beyond the classroom in Africa, with grants from the USD 200,000 Africa Publishing Innovation Fund (APIF) on offer to the best ideas.  African publishing leans heavily towards education – up to 90% of sales in some markets – with reading widely viewed exclusively as a means to further schooling or professional skills. In parallel, many African ......read more

    Ajman University to Celebrate a drive-through Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2021 and from June 1-3

    More than 750 AU graduates will be honored in a pulsating drive-through commencement ceremony Ajman, United Arab Emirates, 31st May 2021:  Ajman University (AU) will celebrate the graduation of 766 of its outstanding graduates in an attractive drive-through ceremony, to be held at AU campus from June 1-3, 2021. This is the second time that AU is organizing such a drive-through ceremony for its graduates this year. At a time where most universities around the world are holding virtual graduation ceremonies due to the covid-19 pandemic, AU has continued to choose this exceptional and ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Hosted the 4th Educational Forum: Future of Education, Innovation, and Creativity

    The forum was organized in collaboration with the Regional Center for Educational Planning – UNESCO and the Queen Rania Teacher Academy  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 31 May 2021:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) hosted the 4th ADU Educational Forum last week under the patronage of His Excellency Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, the Minister of Education in the UAE. In partnership with the Regional Center for Educational Planning – UNESCO and Jordan-based Queen Rania Teacher Academy, the virtual event explored the recent trends in education and the latest ......read more

    Obituary of Joseph Calafato, former Principal of Wesgreen

    GEMS Education and Wesgreen International School leaders and community are mourning the passing of former Principal Joseph Calafato this week. Mr Calafato was a highly skilled and experienced educator who significantly influenced the lives of thousands of students and professionals in the UAE and around the world. He served as Principal of Wesgreen from 2003 until 2019. Under his outstanding leadership, the school rose to prominence and grew in size each year, while upholding a mission of offering high-quality education to every child. Mr Calafato was passionate about school improvement ......read more

    Notebooks of the Bookseller Wins 2021 International Prize for Arabic Fiction

    • Jordanian poet and novelist Jalal Barjas wins 14th edition of International Prize for Arabic Fiction, having been previously longlisted for the prize in 2019 • His novel tells the story of a book lover’s experience with schizophrenia and a crime spree he commits using the names of characters from fiction     26, May 2021:  Notebooks of the Bookseller by Jalal Barjas was today announced as the winner of the  International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF). The novel, published by The Arabic Institute for Research and Publishing, was ......read more

    GEMS Education Launches its School-Wide Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Drive for Students Aged 12 and Over

    • GEMS Education aims to vaccinate 8,000 of its eligible students in Dubai this week  • Over 1,800 students have already received the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine   • Dubai-wide schools vaccination drive is in collaboration with the Dubai authorities       Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 24, 2021:   GEMS Education, the region’s largest private education group, has launched a schools vaccination drive with the aim of vaccinating over 8,000 eligible students aged 12 years and over in Dubai following the ......read more

    ADU Celebrates World Day for Cultural Diversity

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—24 May 2021:  In observation of the World Day for Cultural Diversity, Student Engagement Office- Student Affairs Department at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is hosting a week-long virtual celebration to mark the diversity of its community. The virtual program seeks to introduce students and faculty to a wide range of cultures, hosting conversations about food, music, heritage and the importance of embracing diversity and inclusion. The virtual initiative was introduced to encourage unity and highlight the cultural diversity of ADU’s community, ......read more

    Executive Council of the Association of Arab Universities appoints Mansoor Al Awar as UAE representative to modernize Arab education system

    Dr. Amr Ezzat Salama: “The new membership is in line with the noteworthy competence and reputation of HBMSU at the local and international level.” H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim: “The selection of Dr. Al Awar by the Association of Arab Universities as a member of the Executive Council was not surprising to me at all.” H.E. Dr. Mansoor Al Awar: “We look forward to imparting our outstanding experience under the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum to shape the future of Arab higher education.” 22 May 2021 ......read more

    Sharjah Ruler inaugurates 12th edition of Sharjah Children's Reading Festival

    Sharjah, May 19, 2021: His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah inaugurated the 12th edition of the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival (SCRF) today (Wednesday). Organised by Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), and themed ‘For Your Imagination’, the 12th edition of the region’s largest festival of its kind, runs until May 29 at Sharjah Expo Centre.  The opening ceremony was attended by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence; Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman ......read more

    SCRF 2021 expands cultural reach to Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Kalba and Dibba Al Hisn

    The 12th edition of Sharjah Children's Reading Festival will host cultural discussions and student sessions across the UAE Sharjah, May 19, 2021: For the first time in its 12-year history, the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival has expanded the scope of its cultural activities beyond the main venue at Expo Centre Sharjah, to facilitate residents in other emirates and the eastern coast cities of Sharjah gain access to some of the wholesome and varied selection of programmes curated for the 2021 edition.  The 11-day cultural extravaganza, will also enable a wider audience ......read more

    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 ......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 ......read more

    University Hospital of Sharjah conducts Meniscus Allograft Transplantation to alleviate severe knee pain and prevent degenerative arthritis

    MAT is a minimally invasive transplant surgery that takes 90 minutes to complete 85 per cent of MAT patients have expressed high satisfaction after surgery May 17, 2021: As an ideal prevention against degenerative arthritis, the University Hospital of Sharjah, through its Himchan Spine and Joint Center, has been conducting Meniscus Allograft Transplantation (MAT) for persons who are suffering from severe knee conditions due to permanently damaged menisci. The surgery has been found effective by 85 per cent of patients treated by the hospital’s leading orthopedic ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

    Ajman Free Zone highlights new opportunities for growth in education sector in Ajman at AETEX 2021

    April 28, 2021:  Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) showcased its advanced capabilities as a viable environment for educational institutions during its participation at the Ajman International Education and Training Exhibition (AETEX) 2021. AFZ has become an attractive destination for educational institutions to establish their operations in the United Arab Emirates and continues to witness a growing interest among higher education, training institutions, vocational education and educational consultancies, to register in the free zone. Being home to more than 170 educational facilities, Ajman Free ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

    Akhbar al Aan and AUE sign an MoU to support journalism and media students

    Collaboration aims to professionally train and enable young talents to tackle modern-day issues 26 April 2021: Akhbar Al Aan and the American University in the Emirates (AUE) have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide support to students aspiring to build successful careers in the media. The agreement will help set the stage for establishing a professional environment dedicated to journalism and media students for them to acquire the relevant skills required in their future career. The move falls in line with Akhbar Al Aan’s aspirations to support the youth ......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 ......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 ......read more

    University of Sharjah and EVOTEQ sign strategic partnership

    Digital transformation expert to help University students put theoretical knowledge into practice April 19, 2021 - The University of Sharjah and EVOTEQ - the solutions provider that champions digital transformation for businesses and governments - signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance knowledge application and encourage innovation among the University’s students. The MoU was signed by His Excellency Dr. Salah Taher Al Haj, Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs at the University of Sharjah; and Jihad Tayara, CEO of EVOTEQ; in the presence of Professor Ahmed Ibrahim ......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 ......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, ......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 ......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 ......read more

    HBMSU discusses establishment of an integrated learning approach in the Arab world during second regular meeting for academic year 2020/2021

    31 March 2021 - His Excellency Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and General Security in Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), recently chaired the second regular meeting of the Board of Governors for the academic year 2020/2021. The meeting discussed the University’s unique learning approach that focuses on quality to enrich learners' knowledge and equip them with future skills that qualify them to compete globally and take the lead in the twenty-first century. Furthermore, it reviewed the ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

    GEMS Schools Join Forces in New First Royal Alliance to Enhance the Quality of Education for Students

    • FirstPoint School and Royal Dubai School pool resources and share best practice • Schools will still continue to operate as individual institutions on their separate sites • The First Royal Alliance to launch at beginning of next academic year in September     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 March 2021: Two leading GEMS Education schools are creating an exciting new alliance from September to further enhance the quality of all-round education for all their students.   The First Royal Alliance will be formed for the next academic year ......read more

    The GCC Education Sector Offers New Investment Avenues, says Alpen Capital

    United Arab Emirates -  March 18, 2021:   Alpen Capital (ME) Limited announced the publication of its report on the GCC Education Industry for the year 2021. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the GCC education sector and outlines the outlook, recent trends, growth drivers and challenges in the sector. It also profiles some of the prominent education companies in the region. “COVID-19 has caused significant disruption to the GCC education industry but governments and operators have been swift in their response in terms of policies, initiatives, teaching ......read more

    The Kindergarten Starters School Tops UAE Entrants in Olympiad' Competition for Teachers

    • KGS is only school in the UAE to be recognised among competition’s leading 10  • Nisha Mohsin, Grade 3 teacher at KGS, achieves the top UAE teachers’ ranking  • Seven teachers from KGS reach the finals - the highest of all the schools in UAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates 14 March 2021:  The Kindergarten Starters School has topped the scoreboard for UAE schools participating in the Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) Teaching Professional’s Olympiad (TPO) as one of only 10 schools worldwide to register seven ......read more

    Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Announces Winners of Competitions for Schools

    Chevron Readers’ Cup, Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition and Montegrappa Letter Writing Competition winners honoured at special ceremony   • The Emirates LitFest celebrates Month of Reading with awards for talented writers, readers and performers   Dubai, 14 March, 2021:  The winners of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature‘s popular competitions for schools have been honoured at several inspiring awards ceremonies at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU). The trio of competitions - the Oxford ......read more

    Canon Middle East celebrates the winners of the first season of the AKTASHIF youth program

    Program ignites creativity and entrepreneurship and encourages the youth to explore business opportunities and define their career paths. 19-year-old student Richard Galpate, was announced as the winner of the first season of AKTASHIF Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 10th, 2021:  Canon Middle East (CME), a provider of imaging technologies and services, has announced the winners of its first season of the AKTASHIF program during a virtual awards ceremony held recently and attended by members of Canon executive team, the judging panel, the runner ups and the grand prize ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Students Create Groundbreaking Technology for People of Determination

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—07 March 2021:  Along with the support of Abu Dhabi University’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) and Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) Electrical and Computer Engineering students at Abu Dhabi University (ADU)  worked together to design and implement an integrated system ‘D1Cart’ to provide people of determination with shopping assistance, making it an easier, quicker, and more pleasant experience for them.   D1Cart is supported by a robotic arm and a lifting mechanism controlled by a ......read more

    Dubai International Academy Outclasses Hundreds of Teams to Reach the Finals of Elite Wharton Business School Investment Competition

    The DIA team will compete with 50 other global finalists in the Wharton Global High School Investment Competition Dubai, UAE; 7  March 2021: The team from Dubai International Academy (DIA), Emirates Hills, is the only GCC region team to qualify for the global finals of the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Wharton Global High School Investment Competition, an annual contest for high school teachers and students run by the School’s Wharton Global Youth Program.  The Wharton Investment Competition initially attracted over 2,000 teams. The DIA team, The Wolves ......read more

    January International GSCE & A-Levels Results from GEMS Cambridge International School AD

    United Arab Emirates -  March 06, 2021:   High Performance continued in the January examination series as Year 11, 12 and 13 students at the GEMS Cambridge International School, Abu Dhabi received their International GCSE and A level results today. 269 students received either final grades or modular results today across the subjects of Arabic, English, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, mathematics, and statistics.    There was outstanding performance in all of the subject areas with particular highlights in Year 11 IGCSE mathematics where 145 students sat the ......read more

    GEMS Royal Dubai School Celebrates UAE National Reading Month

    As the UAE’s national Reading Month gets underway, students from GEMS Royal Dubai School are taking their reading to adventurous new levels with an ‘Extreme Reading’ competition which sees them read in the most unlikely of places.     ʡ     . ...read more

    Abu Dhabi University Joins Forces With Politecnico Di Milano to Upskill Design, Science, and Technology Skills

    • The partnership will see Abu Dhabi University working jointly with Politecnico di Milano, the leading technical university in Italy  • The collaboration was forged based on a mutual interest in research and teaching opportunities   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—23 February 2021: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has signed an MOU with Politecnico di Milano, the leading technical university in Italy. Politecnico di Milano specializes in architecture, industrial design, and engineering and is ranked among the top 20 universities globally by the QS World ......read more

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