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    City Football Schools Now Operating From an Additional World Class Venue in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates -  January 20, 2021:   City Football Schools is now providing coaching sessions for aspiring young footballers at a fantastic new venue on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi.   Players aged 3-18 can sign up for the programme at ACTIVE Al Maryah with sessions available three times per week, on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings.   The announcement ensures City Football Schools is now operating from three locations in Abu Dhabi, with ACTIVE Al Maryah joining Zayed Sports City and Emirates Palace in hosting coaching clinics for youngsters.   Simon Hewitt, Head of Football Operations – MENA and Designated Safeguarding Officer City Football Services, said:   “The addition of a third venue for coaching in Abu Dhabi showcases the continued growth of City Football Schools ......read more

    President of the University of Paris II visits Dubai Judicial Institute and Praises its Training and Development Plans'

    Dubai, 19 January 2021:  His Excellency Justice Dr Jamal Al Sumaiti, Director General of Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI), welcomed Guillaume Leyte, President of the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas. This visit came in line with the framework of DJI’s endeavours aimed at strengthening academic cooperation with major international educational institutions and exchanging experiences in specialised academic and training fields. The visit included an introductory presentation on DJI, its functions and mission, and role in disseminating legal and judicial knowledge in Dubai and the UAE, in line with Dubai Plan 2021. DJI’s top management briefed Leyte on the best practices that are followed in the design and implementation of academic courses, workshops and qualifying seminars, in cooperation with a number of ......read more

    President of the University of Paris II visits Dubai Judicial Institute and Praises its Training and Development Plans

    Dubai, 19 January 2021:  His Excellency Justice Dr Jamal Al Sumaiti, Director General of Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI), welcomed Guillaume Leyte, President of the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas. This visit came in line with the framework of DJI’s endeavours aimed at strengthening academic cooperation with major international educational institutions and exchanging experiences in specialised academic and training fields. The visit included an introductory presentation on DJI, its functions and mission, and role in disseminating legal and judicial knowledge in Dubai and the UAE, in line with Dubai Plan 2021. DJI’s top management briefed Leyte on the best practices that are followed in the design and implementation of academic courses, workshops and qualifying seminars, in cooperation with a number of ......read more

    Fifth Edition of Xposure brings the World's Best Visual Storytelling to Sharjah on February 10th

    The four-day International Photography Festival will be held at Expo Centre Sharjah Sharjah, 17 January 2021:  February 10 promises to be a red-letter day for the world of photography as Sharjah gears to stage the fifth edition of Xposure, the globally renowned International Photography Festival. The hugely popular event promises an exciting week for experts as well as amateurs and enthusiasts, as it brings together the best photographers from across the region and around the world, presenting their vision of the events and people who have impacted the world. Hosted by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) at Expo Centre Sharjah from February 10 to 13, Xposure 2021 will feature a gamut of activities including photography competitions, exhibitions, expert reviews, trade exhibitions, outdoor exhibitions and professional ......read more

    ADU Professor Receives US Patent for a First-of-its-kind Hybrid Device Set to Advance the Field of Quantum Computing

    • Dr. Montasir Qasymeh’s new device has the potential to advance quantum computing and in turn impact fields as diverse as cybersecurity and blockchain technology. • The main motivation behind this work is to connect superconducting quantum computers that could pave the way for a quantum network that has higher computing potential.   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 12 January 2021: Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering in the College of Engineering (CoE), Dr. Montasir Qasymeh, has received a U.S. patent registered under “10,824,048 B2” to develop a first-of-its-kind device that will be capable of connecting superconducting quantum computers over significant distances.     Superconducting quantum computers are the ......read more

    The University of Queensland wins Ericsson Innovation Awards 2020

    January 12, 2021:  Team WakeShare from The University of Queensland, Australia, announced as the winners of the 2020 Ericsson Innovation Awards with novel fuel-efficient shipping solution. Entries from University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, and Stanford University, US, take second- and third place respectively. Information and communications technology (ICT) solutions, such as the Internet, wireless networks, cell phones, and other communication mediums, have a potential to reduce the global greenhouse gas emissions by up to 15 percent by 2030. Ahead of a critical decade of sustainability action, the 2020 Ericsson Innovation Awards challenged a new generation of innovators to find solutions to the current climate change crisis with a focus on.  In spite of difficult collaboration conditions created by ongoing ......read more

    ‘Educators without Borders' to cover South Asia in partnership with India's Ma'din Academy

    United Arab Emirates -  January 12, 2021:  Educators without Borders (EWB), a Geneva-headquartered global organization that provides education to children in crisis affected regions, has announced its partnership with South India’s leading educational center Ma'din Academy.  This is aimed to promote partnership and bolster cooperation in educational services by exchanging experience and developing human resources for the new world. Under the agreement signed with the EWB, Ma’din Academy will lead the global organization’s educational initiatives in the South Asia and South East Asian regions.  Sheikh Sayyid Ibraheemul Khaleel Al Bukhari, Chairman  of Ma’din Academy, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dr. Mohamed Albaili, Chairman of Educators without Borders, ......read more

    What's your Colour Code?

    January 11, 2021:    The New Year brings a chance to turn the page and reinvent ourselves, inside and out. That fresh energy inspired the new designs joining the Pandora Colours collection, including statement rings, earrings, charms, bracelets and pendants in a full spectrum of vivid hues. Ranging from bold, prismatic charms to sleek solitaire rings featuring bright, sparkling stones, the new pieces invite countless styling combinations.  Stack, play and curate unique looks for every mood, day and occasion. “We want to take our consumer on a journey through the colour wheel, allowing them to explore a range of shades as beautifully diverse as they are,” say Francesco Terzo and A. Filippo Ficarelli, Pandora’s VP Creative Directors. Ready to start a new season and a new story? Kick off 2021 with ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Students win EGA Grant to Build AI-powered Drones and Robots

    • The students’ proposals aim to solve challenging industrial problems under extreme conditions • The grant winning proposals entail the development of intelligent systems to provide EGA with autonomous measurements of carbon baking furnaces   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—10 January 2021:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced that Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA) has awarded an AED 150,000 grant to three proposals put forth by ADU Electrical, Computer, and Mechanical Engineering students. The grant will support the winning proposals to build artificial intelligence-powered drones and robots, in preparation for EGA’s third edition of the AI Robot competition.    This follows ADU’s announcement of its students winning first and second place in the last EGA 2020 ......read more

    ADU's College of Health Sciences Enters Strategic Partnership with Mubadala Healthcare's National Reference Laboratory

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 06 January, 2021:  Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Health Sciences (CHS), and the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), wherein the two parties will work together closely on a variety of academic events and research-based projects, in addition to opportunities for knowledge-exchange among the students and employees. The MoU was signed by Professor Waqar Ahmad, ADU’s Chancellor, Professor Wassim Y. Almawi, the Dean of the College of Health Sciences (CHS), and Mr. Abdul Hamid Oubeisi, CEO, National Reference Laboratory (NRL). Also present was Dr Laila Abdel Wareth, Chief Scientific Officer and Deputy CEO at NRL.  Professor Wassim Y. Almawi, the Dean of the College of Health Sciences (CHS) stated: “It gives us great ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University and Universiti Sains Malaysia Sign Agreement

     The agreement includes student exchange programs, joint studies, research, and training activities    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 04 January 2021:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has signed a Collaboration Agreement with one of Asia's most prestigious universities, the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang (USM), a public institution of higher learning and a pioneering, transdisciplinary research-intensive university.    The Collaboration Agreement focuses on both universities' mutual goals, including promoting and establishing partnerships to develop, support, and enhance research activities, educational programs, and training in media and communication.   Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of the Abu Dhabi University, and Professor Faisal Rafiq Mahamd Adikan, Vice-Chancellor of ......read more

    Knowledge Group Partners with Wiley Efficient Learning on Advanced Professional Certification Programs

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 31 December 2020: Knowledge Group (KG), the training, development and consulting arm of Abu Dhabi University (ADU), today announced its partnership with Wiley Efficient Learning, a leading global provider of online and self-study test prep, exam review and professional development education for individuals, schools and businesses. The partnership aims to integrate the Wiley certifications prep courses and programs into the Knowledge Group programs for accounting and finance professionals.  The partnership is set to provide comprehensive online resources and advanced professional certification for KG's candidates training for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) as well as Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications.  Dr. Ahmad Badr, ......read more

    MBRU Chancellor Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Meets Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG to Discuss Research and Knowledge-sharing Collaboration

    • Professor Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and chairman of the Merck Foundation Board of Trustees, was welcomed at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences and virtually met with H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chancellor of MBRU   Dubai, December 16, 2020: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) hosted Professor Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, chairman of the executive board of E. Merck KG, one of the world’s oldest and largest companies specializing in life sciences, healthcare and performance materials; to discuss collaborative efforts in research and knowledge exchange.    During the visit, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chancellor of MBRU & Chairperson of its Board of ......read more

    Tatawwar 2021: Arab Youth's Optimism Gathers Momentum as They Look to Become the Next Generation of Social Innovators in the UAE

    • More than 3,000 students apply for the 3rd edition of HSBC and Potential.com’s ‘Tatawwar’ program to date   • ‘Tatawwar’ calls for teachers and students to register before December 31, 2020, and help build tomorrow’s minds   December 14, 2020:  More than 3,000 students from the UAE and other Arab countries, are taking the opportunity to become the next leading social innovators in the region by participating in ‘Tatawwar: Building Tomorrow’s Minds’, a joint program by HSBC and Potential.com.    The 3rd edition of ‘Tatawwar’ has seen an increase in the number of participants, reflecting the youth’s growing interest to work towards a brighter future and prioritize sustainable business. This edition has also ......read more

    Industry Input Needed Into What Is Taught In Schools, Says UAE Careers Expert

    More leading players urged to follow lead of Culligan Middle East in helping shape student career paths  Dubai, UAE, 9th December, 2020: A UAE careers expert says industries which can make a difference to the world should have an input into what is taught in schools, to help students follow the lead of Greta Thunberg. Maria Vitoratos, founder of the UAE Careers Community, says young people who focus solely on academic pathways can lose out on rewarding careers offering them opportunities to play a part in solving world problems. Vitoratos, who is also Careers Coach at Dubai English Speaking College (DESC), convened a double careers session with one of the region’s leading water treatment experts, Rodger Macfarlane, Technical Director of Culligan Middle East. Macfarlane discussed career opportunities in the water ......read more

    Education Above All Foundation Enters New Partnership with Gavi to Promote Immunisation in Nigeria

    The project will provide immunisation for 100,000 children and women to support progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals with respect to health and education Doha -  7 December 2020:   Promoting healthcare and education amongst the world’s most vulnerable communities and funded by the Qatar Fund for Development, Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, have entered into a partnership agreement to launch an integrated immunisation project in Nigeria, a country with the highest percentage of unimmunised children in the world. It aims to raise immunisation coverage and ensure a healthy and prosperous future for children and families in Nigeria. Coinciding with EAA’s ongoing education project with UNICEF and co-funded by the Qatar Fund for Development ......read more

    Together With UAE

    United Arab Emirates -  November 30, 2020:  PACE Education Group once again bolstered their social commitment and determination through the achievement of it’s consecutive 5th Guinness World Record on 29th November with the largest online video chain of people passing a flag to commemorate the 49th UAE National Day.  The attempt organized by the India International School, Sharjah under the theme – “Together with UAE” was initiated as an expression of respect, love, solidarity and standing together as a community with the nation of UAE during these trying times. As many as 3537 students belonging to 15 nationalities, parents and employees of IIS Sharjah together with PACE Group, accomplished this remarkable attempt of an online video of waving the UAE national flag as a tribute to the ......read more

    Nawah Celebrates Graduation of First UAE Nationals from Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Management Certification Program

    24 November 2020 – Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the Joint Venture nuclear operations and maintenance subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), recently celebrated the graduation of the first UAE National leaders from its Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Management Certification program. Nawah has designed the program to develop UAE National leaders in managing the specific technology utilized at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, the cornerstone of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program. Eng. Ali Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of Nawah, and Paul Harden, Chief Nuclear Officer of Nawah, led the first session in early 2020 at Nawah’s Training Center in Abu Dhabi, prior to continuing the program virtually as part of ENEC and its ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Faculty and Staff Get Active at Al Hudayriat Island's New Sports District

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—19 November 2020:  As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to continue encouraging health and well-being and coinciding with Dubai Fitness Challenge 2020, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) held a sports event for its Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campus faculty and staff members, at Hudayriyat’s new leisure, sports and entertainment destination in Abu Dhabi, developed by Modon Properties.  The one-day event kept ADU’s faculty and staff members’ adrenaline pumping with a range of outdoor activities including cycling on Al Hudayriat’s track, boxing on the beach and CrossFit exercises. The day’s program was led by personnel from Peak Fitness Gym, a leading fitness center in the UAE offering a complete multi-disciplinary, cross-training approach to fitness and ......read more

    NYUAD Researcher Aids in the Development of a Pathway to Solve Cybersickness

    This research guides the way for the widespread use of immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality in a variety of industries Fast facts: ● Virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies have grown in popularity as they can immerse users in novel situations and environments by simulating the necessary stimuli.  ● However, when using VR or AR technologies such as head-worn displays, users frequently report symptoms of nausea, disorientation, and sleepiness.  ● This is more commonly referred to as cybersickness, a form of motion sickness that has been caused by the use of technology.     Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 18, 2020:  Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Neuroimaging Center at NYU Abu Dhabi Bas Rokers and a team of researchers have ......read more

    HBMSU celebrates 76 valedictorians on the ‘Dean's List-Spring Semester 2019/2020'

    Al Awar: "Our learners are our best bet to lead change and create the future with their high spirits and aspirations. The sky is the limit.” 17 November 2020 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) celebrated its latest roster of valedictorians who were recognized for their distinguished academic performance in the ‘Dean's List’ ceremony for the Spring Semester 2019/2020. Organized by the university’s Learners Relationship Management (LRM) team, the ceremony was held recently online in the presence of H.E. Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, the Chancellor of HBMSU, faculty, and administrative members, learners from various academic programs, and their family members. Al Awar congratulated the high achievers for scoring academic excellence and scientific distinction in key programs, including Business and ......read more

    Gulf Medical University hosts High School Students for Research Experience in the College of Pharmacy

    17 November 2020 - United Arab Emirates: The College of Pharmacy at Gulf Medical University - Ajman, hosted a group of high school students from “GEMS Schools” for an organized tour as part of ‘Future Scientists of the UAE’ Initiative. The tour included visits to the laboratories and research centers to provide students with an on-ground research experience in the drug discovery and development laboratory.  Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of Gulf Medical University, who accompanied the school students on their campus visit which is a part of the practical training course of ‘Future Scientists of the UAE’ initiative launched by the university two years ago, said: “In continuation to the initiative we started two years ago, we organized a research experiment for students from one of ......read more

    Expo Centre Sharjah in 5-year pact with Ministry of Education

    MoU to facilitate visit of more students to International Education Show Sharjah, 16 November 2020:  The country’s premier higher education fair is set to extend its reach to more students and schools in the country, thanks to the support of the UAE Ministry of Education.  Expo Centre Sharjah, which organises and hosts the long-running International Education Fair, has signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education, thereby helping more educational institutions to take advantage of the event. Important platform Engineer Abdulrahman Al Hammadi, Undersecretary of Ministry of Education, affirmed that that International Education Show provides an important platform to guide students about the options available at universities, adding that signing the MoU comes as part of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge Casts Eyes to the Future With Launch of New Edition of Scholarships for Distinguished Students

      ADEK’s Abu Dhabi Scholarships program provides an entire ecosystem for distinguished students, including enrollment, counseling, internships, employment opportunities and many more.   Fast-Track applications for students with acceptance letters from world’s top 20 universities.   Holistic 2021/22 scholarships with enhanced benefits aimed at outstanding students who will drive Abu Dhabi’s future socio-economic development.    1,726 eligible Grade 12 students and university undergraduates, 600 parents and 150 school career advisors, joined the virtual preparation roadshow hosted by ADEK’s Abu Dhabi Scholarships Division.    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 November 2020:  Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has revealed that applications for the ......read more

    Deadline Extended for School Librarian of the Year Award

    •        Nominations will now close on 14 March 2021 •        Award recognises exceptional librarians who make an impact in  their schools Dubai, 8 November 2020:  The deadline for nominations for the prestigious annual School Librarian of the Year Award has been extended until 14 March 2021, with the  awards to be presented in June 2021. The extension was announced by the Emirates Literature Foundation and The Executive Council of Dubai, who give the awards to reognise those librarians who have made an exceptional impact in encouraging reading in their schools. “We have taken this decision to reflect the enormous difficulties that librarians are working under as a result of the pandemic,” explained Isobel Abulhoul OBE, CEO and trustee of the Emirates ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Education and Training
     
    Students from GEMS Wellington International School outshine 1200 others at the DEWA Business Cup Challenge 2019

    Nerve wrecking finale came to a thrilling finish as students were put in real-life business scenarios   Dubai, November 21, 2019:    After three grueling weeks of solving real world cases on Artificial Intelligence, 1200 high school students from across 60 schools in the UAE competed last Saturday for the DEWA Business Cup Challenge 2019 hosted by Curtin University Dubai. The winning team – Carv – comprised of four students from GEMS Wellington International School presented an exceptional solution in the Finals. They were also the recipients of DEWA’s ......read more

    The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature highlights value of children's books to mark Universal Children's Day

    Dubai, 20 November 2019:   In celebration of Universal Children’s Day, Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has revealed a programme of authors and sessions that help children make sense of the world and their place in it, with wide-reaching topics covering everything from saving the planet to coping with anxiety.  Bringing books and a love of reading to children is one of the key goals of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (4-9 February 2020), as the benefits of reading for pleasure are countless and ultimately improve children’s quality of ......read more

    Masterminds Nursery & Kindergarten, Dubai invited Elisa Guerra – a UNESCO International Commission Member as a headline speaker for their annual event in the Emirate

    • Elisa is a reknowned childhood development expert and educator and addressed delegates about the neuroscience behind child development during the first six years • Elisa is  a two-time Global Teacher Prize finalist and  recipient of the Brazilian Gold Medal of Honour for outstanding service for children in Latin America  • The event was themed around multiplying a child’s intelligence – speakers shared key facts based on 60 years of research by child developmentalists and Nobel Prize winners         United ......read more

    Henkel's Forscherwelt Science Lab Now Open in Dubai's Children's City

    The inauguration held earlier today was attended by Talib AbdulKareem Jilfar, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Services Sector and Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board and the Shareholders’ Committee of Henkel   UAE, Dubai, 18 November 2019:  Earlier today, Henkel, in partnership with Dubai Municipality’s Children’s City officially inaugurated its first permanent Forscherwelt (Researchers’ World) Science Lab for children in Dubai. It was attended by Talib AbdulKareem Jilfar, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Services ......read more

    Horizon International Flight Academy Signs Purchase Agreement for 12 Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Helicopters

    Horizon International Flight Academy will become the largest operator of Bell 505 trainer helicopters in the world.   Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 18, 2019:   Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, has announced the signature of a purchase agreement with Horizon International Flight Academy for 12 Bell 505 helicopters. Based at Al Ain International Airport Zone and purpose-built for flight training, Horizon International Flight Academy uses their Bell only fleet to provide unparalleled flight training to local and international students for the ......read more

    Emirati Students Set to Make Homes More Energy Efficient at Fifth Annual “Make It Challenge”

    Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 11, 2019:  The latest edition of the renowned “Make It Challenge” is taking place this week in the UAE, with more than 180 UAE national students attending from schools in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. The events, at the UAE University in Al Ain and the Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, will promote STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) subjects through the practical application of knowledge and problem-solving exercises. The “Make It Challenge” is an initiative of the UK Manufacturing Institute in partnership ......read more

    FERG and ACC deliver first AML training for 40 exchange houses

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 11, 2019:    Allied Compliance Consultancy (ACC), the only authorized trainer for Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) in the UAE, conducted the first training module on advanced AML for FERG member exchange houses.   Dubai, November 11, 2019: The UAE’s Foreign Exchange and Remittance Group (FERG) and Allied Compliance Consultancy (ACC) completed the first successful training on advanced Anti Money Laundering for their exchange houses. Forty exchange houses had participated in the training schedule, which has been ......read more

    GEMS Jumeirah Primary School hosts H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bin Hasher Bin Dalmook Al Maktoum

    • GEMS school celebrates Flag Day with a UAE royal guest • To mark the celebration, the school planted ‘Jumeirah Primary School Tolerance Tree’      Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 05, 2019:   GEMS Jumeirah Primary School hosted a royal guest, H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bin Hasher Bin Dalmook Al Maktoum along with an audience of GEMS Education VIPs as well as students, teachers and parents, to celebrate UAE Flag Day.    As part of the celebration, GEMS students introduced the morning event which saw the chief guest ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi researchers develop Micro-Electro-Fluidic Probe (MeFP) technology to isolate and pattern cells

    ● NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have developed a novel tool that creates new opportunities for patterning cells on flat substrates, with highly selective and flexible manner, in a 2D printing-like process. ● Cell patterning is an important part of tissue engineering processes - it is similar to a jigsaw puzzle where different cell types first have to be sorted, purified, and then assembled in controlled patterns. ● The field of tissue engineering aims for generating tissues in lab setting for use to replace or repair portions of a patients’ damaged tissues – or ......read more

    GEMS Dubai American Academy Elementary named Apple Distinguished School

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 04, 2019:     GEMS Dubai American Academy Elementary has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School from 2019 to 2022, for its continuous innovation in teaching and learning and implementation of technology in student learning.   Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership and educational excellence that use technology to inspire creativity, collaboration and critical thinking. They showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching and the school environment, and have documented results of ......read more

    AMSI Voices - a networking platform for student empowerment formed by AMSI Alumni recognizes 'Girls as Makers of Change'

    Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development attends the fifth edition of the one-day conference which highlighted courageous career choices and critical turning points.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 29, 2019:   AMSI Voices heralded a great opportunity for girl students across AMSI schools, to meet, discuss and understand the challenges of a working world from experienced professionals who once studied in the very same AMSI schools.  Themed “Girls are Makers of Change” the fifth edition of the AMSI Voices ......read more

    MBRU to Unveil New Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences at NAJAH 2019

    Dr. Hanan Al Suwaidi - Assistant Professor Family Medicine, MBRU, and flight surgeon on the UAE’s historic first space mission, will be on hand at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre to engage with students Dubai, October 28, 2019:  Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) will unveil its latest higher education offering at the 2019 edition of NAJAH, a leading higher education event in the UAE, held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of State for Tolerance and UAE Cabinet Member, at the Abu Dhabi ......read more

    GEMS Education launches five specialist Centres of Excellence during GEMS Xhibit

    • H.E. Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai, attends as guest of honour • Over 100 business leaders attend the student-tech event, where 17 school teams showcased and presented their ‘Global Innovation Challenge’ solutions and products • Strategic MoUs in the field of curriculum leadership, development support for AI, robotics, entrepreneurship and sustainability signed between GEMS Education and partners     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 28, 2019:    GEMS ......read more

    A microchip developed by NYU Abu Dhabi researchers provides a new method for understanding how T cells react to infections and treatments

    Fast facts:  NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have developed a microchip that can isolate T cells, in a systematic and precise manner  T cells are a type of white blood cell that is important to the immune system and is at the core of immunity, the system that tailors the body's immune response to specific pathogens (bacteria, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease)  The microchip will help researchers to identify, and track in time, the amount of cytokines released from each cell  Cytokines are small proteins released by cells that have a specific ......read more

    Emirati youth employment program sets new milestone

    24 new graduates given work-readiness training and job opportunities as part of Education For Employment and Citi Foundation partnership   Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 24 October 2019:   Education For Employment (EFE) and the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Human Resources Department have delivered work readiness training to 24 Emirati youth as part of the Pathways to Progress programme in partnership with Citi Foundation. The 50-hour training that took place in Ras Al Khaimah was designed to equip the young Emiratis with communication, customer service, personal development ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai charts strategy for AI advancement, in line with UAE's vision

    Dubai, October 23, 2019:  In line with the UAE’s drive to be a leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has put in place plans that will integrate AI into students’ lives as well as explore new programs in this field.   The move is in sync with the multiple initiatives undertaken by the UAE in the field, including the recent announcement of Abu Dhabi’s plans to open the world’s first research-based graduate-level university for Artificial Intelligence, and appointing a UAE Minister for Artificial ......read more

    IMA Providing University Students with Unique US Learning Experience

    IMA selected four IMA students from the Middle East region to attend its Student Leadership Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina    Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2019:   IMA®  (Institute of Management Accountants), has selected four students from top universities in the region to represent the Middle East at the organization’s annual Student Leadership Conference on November 14-16, 2019. Through this journey, Hassan Alkhabbas of Sultan Qaboos University, Mariam Khalifa of American University of Cairo, Mona Habib of University of Bahrain, and Sireen ......read more

    British Orchard Nursery introduces Mandarin as an additional language to its EYFS curriculum!

    This move will help improve early language development and opportunities for students as the UAE paves way for strong international relations with China October 21, 2019; Dubai, UAE:   British Orchard Nursery (BON) has added another feather to its hat – this time by introducing Mandarin as an additional language to its EYFS curriculum.   Students will now have the chance to learn this powerful language that has been introduced as an integral part of BON’s linguistics pool across its branches in the UAE, in addition to the ongoing lessons in Arabic, ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy and ADNOC Logistics & Services, Sign MoU to Offer Cadetships to Emirati Students

    Abu Dhabi–UAE, October 19, 2019:  Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy, an Abu Dhabi Ports company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s marine and logistics subsidiary, ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S), to offer cadetships to Emirati students, enrolled at the Academy, with invaluable first-hand experience on-board of ADNOC’s vessels.  The MoU, signed by senior representatives of both entities at an official signing ceremony at Abu Dhabi Ports offices recently, will leverage the scope of ADNOC L&S’ ......read more

    Middlesex University Dubai Leads The Way Being The 1st University In The UAE To Reduce, Reuse And Recycle Plastic

    The University has launched an initiative not only to reduce but to recycle 100% of PET Plastics   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 October 2019:  Middlesex University Dubai is the first University in the UAE to be part of a sustainable system for recycling 'waste' back into everyday products, such as clothing and accessories. The University is partnering with #SimplyBottles, a programme that recycles PET plastic and reduces plastic pollution.  The initiative, launched by the Institute of Sustainable Development (ISD) at Middlesex University Dubai, will ......read more

    Save the Children Jordan launches TREE program “Transforming Refugee Education towards Excellence “to support the educational process in Jordan.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 10, 2019:    Save the Children Jordan and the MIT Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (MIT J-WEL), in collaboration with the Jordanian Ministry of Education, Community Jameel and Dubai Cares, the UAE-based global philanthropic organization,  launched the Transforming Refugee Education Towards Excellence (TREE) program aimed at tackling the challenges encountered in primary and secondary education in Jordan.  The program is one of Save the Children’s many educational programs, using innovative methodologies and tools ......read more

    Cambridge Assessment English witnesses a huge demand for OET (Occupational English Test) at Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport University in Egypt

    • The university has seen high demand for OET at their examination centre for healthcare sector in Alexandria • University plans to open up their Second test centre in Giza   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 10, 2019:   Cambridge Assessment English, a part of University of Cambridge has seen a great demand from Egyptian doctors for the Occupational English Test (OET), the English language test of the healthcare sector at the examination center of Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport university in Alexandria. The International ......read more

    Move Your IT Career to the Next Level with CompTIA Network+ Certification and PrepAway Practice Tests

    Are you a junior network administrator or computer technician who wants to consolidate his/her position in the company you are working for? Are you a well-established IT expert who wants to become a highly paid system engineer? Apart from the ambition and intelligence to understand IT concepts, you will also need targeted certifications to differentiate yourself from other candidates. Top employers in IT like HP, Intel, or Apple use the CompTIA Network+ certification as the defining criterion when they decide to hire or promote a talented IT specialist. So, if you want to learn more about ......read more

    GEMS Education, together with consortium of education providers, launches college and career guidance service My Path to Uni

    • New resource offers students online and offline college and career guidance • Services aimed at helping students find their best-fit pathway to post-secondary education and beyond     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 08, 2019:    GEMS Education and its UniConnect division have partnered with My Path to Uni (MPTU), a new consortium of high-profile education providers offering both online and offline best-practice college and career guidance resources and services to students. This is the first resource of its kind in the region, offering a ......read more

    FNC Winner Hind Alaleeli Proud to be AU Alumni

    Ajman-UAE: October 07, 2019 – “I am so proud and honored to be an Alumni of Ajman University (AU).” This is how Hind Humaid bin Hindi Alaleeli, one of the two winners of the emirate of Ajman in the recent Federal National Council (FNC) elections, reacted while meeting AU chancellor and faculty on Monday. Paying special tributes to AU faculty, Alaleeli, who has recently earned her PhD in law from a prestigious university in Egypt, said her professors have played a key role in building up her knowledge, culture and character. “The sincere advice and knowledge ......read more

    MBRU and King Saud University in Saudi Arabia join forces to enhance academic collaboration between medical colleges

    Dubai, 6 October 2019:   Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) inked an MOU with King Saud University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to enhance academic collaboration between medical colleges in both universities. Professor Badran bin Abdulrahman Al-Omar, Rector of King Saud University, and Dr. Amer Sharif, Vice Chancellor of MBRU, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will promote mutually beneficial collaborations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE in the academic, educational and research fields. Under the MoU, ......read more

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

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

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

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

    AU Team Wins Top Spot in James Dyson Award

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

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

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

    Abu Dhabi Sports Council Launches Abu Dhabi Schools Champions

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

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

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

    AU Supports Bright Dentistry Students with New Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ajman University to Honor 1,275 Graduates in October

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    GEMS Jumeirah Primary School with GEMS Music Hub

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

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

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

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