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    Summer College Preview Program returns to Carnegie Mellon Qatar

    CMU-Q hosts first summer high school program since 2019 Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, is hosting the first Summer College Preview Program in the CMU-Q building since the pandemic began. Nearly 70 high school students are spending two weeks exploring university life and learning about the programs of study at CMU-Q. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, welcomed the students to the building at the opening ceremony: “I am so delighted that you will have the full, in-person Carnegie Mellon experience. We have designed SCPP so students can get a taste of university life, and learn about the possibilities that our programs offer.” This year, CMU-Q is offering a programming class for the first time, in addition to classes in writing and mathematics.  “All of ......read more

    As Schools Gear up for Summer, New Survey Reveals 3 out of 5 UAE Parents Feel Education doesn't prepare their Children for Technologies of the Future

    • Inaugural UAE Future of Learning 2022 survey by Citizens School Dubai highlights parent views and opinions on education • 60% of parents feel their children are not prepared enough for technologies of the future • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR) identified as technologies that will have the biggest impact on a child’s future • Resilience, inclusivity, and entrepreneurship rank lowest in skills obtained from education today • Citizens School set to open in the metaverse later this summer, becoming the first school in the region to do so   Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 06 2022:  As children across the UAE get set to finish the academic year this week, UAE parents have highlighted how the learning experience has evolved, identifying opportunities for ......read more

    IB Results Day Gems World Academy - Dubai

     PRINCIPAL’S QUOTE  Dr Saima Rana, Principal/CEO, GEMS World Academy – Dubai and Vice President – Education, GEMS Education: “The graduating class of 2022 have truly embraced the rigours of the International Baccalaureate throughout their time in the Diploma Programme. They have not only worked towards the highest level of academic achievement expected of GEMS World Academy – Dubai graduates, but also pursued excellence in entrepreneurial endeavours, community and social impact, developing their passion for mother tongue languages, and excelling in athletic and artistic activities. It is not lost on any of our GWA community how many challenges our graduates have had to overcome during this unique time in education, but our students met these trials with an incredible amount of grace and strength ......read more

    IB Results Day GEMS Dubai American Academy

    PRINCIPAL’S QUOTE  Tammy Jochinke, High School Principal, GEMS Dubai American Academy: “We could not be prouder of our students, who faced uncertainty in the midst of the pandemic and never faltered in their determination to succeed in their courses. They took this challenge head on and remained flexible and positive. Our IB learners have made us proud year on year and we wish this cohort the very best as they embark on their future endeavours.”     HEAD OF DP QUOTE  Katie Sheffield, IBDP Coordinator, GEMS Dubai American Academy: “Despite the challenges they have faced, the DAA graduating class of 2022 has flourished. We are delighted that the graduates have had the opportunity to sit their exams and demonstrate their skills, knowledge and tenacity, which will serve them well in the ......read more

    IB Results Day GEMS Wellington International School

    PRINCIPAL’S QUOTE Maryssa O’Connor, Principal/CEO, GEMS Wellington International School and Vice President – Education, GEMS Education: “We are delighted to share that 95% of our students have passed their International Baccalaureate Diploma, achieving an average point score of 35.9, well above the world average of 31.9. Our highest scoring students achieved 44 points. These are academically challenging courses, and I am incredibly proud of all our students who have worked so hard, showing grit and determination. Congratulations to this year’s graduating class for their amazing achievements, and thanks to our passionate hardworking teachers for their inspiration and to our families and parents for their ongoing support. This year’s students thoroughly deserve their success and can look forward to ......read more

    IB Results Day Gems Modern Academy

    PRINCIPAL’S QUOTE   Nargish Khambatta, Principal, GEMS Modern Academy and Vice President – Education, GEMS Education: “This has truly been the ‘Batch of stoics’ and we’ve been amazed at their resilience and ability to stay calm and work around any situation they faced. We are so proud of every single one of them, as they have all been such troopers!   “Besides getting sterling results, students like Shreyas Sharma, who has been admitted to Stanford University, achieved so much on their own merit through the pandemic period – Shreyas founded the Emirates Debate Society, with over 400 members from 48 schools, and was a member of the UAE Debate Team 2022. There are so many heartening stories to share, and on behalf of our entire school community I extend our congratulations to ......read more

    GEMS Education IB Students Celebrate Strong Exam Results and University Admissions

    • GEMS IB schools in UAE significantly outperform international averages • Students achieve average pass rate of 97%, average point score of 35.2 • One student is in top-performing 1% in the world with perfect score of 45     DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: GEMS Education students studying the International Baccalaureate (IB) have recorded outstanding results in their exams, once more performing significantly above international averages and securing admission to the world’s top universities.   A total of 534 Grade 12/Year 13 students from seven GEMS schools sat the IB Diploma, achieving an average point score of 35.2, compared to the international average of 33 in 2021, with a pass rate of 97 per cent – significantly above the world average of 89 per cent.   One GEMS ......read more

    IB Results Day Gems International School – Al Khail

    PRINCIPAL’S QUOTE Simon Herbert, Head of School/CEO, GEMS International School – Al Khail: “I am delighted by this set of results, which once again places GEMS International School well above the world average for IB Average Point Score. Our students have worked so hard and shown extraordinary resilience. These students, and their teachers, were commended by the Council of International Schools, for their commitment and focus on learning throughout the last two years, despite the challenges of the pandemic. I would like to reiterate this and am proud that they have achieved the results and placements that they so richly deserve. Our school culture of Respect, Trust and Ambition has been modelled by these graduates and we wish them the very best in the next stage of their lives.”   HEAD OF DP ......read more

    Ten Outstanding GEMS Students Receive Prestigious Diana Award 2022 for their Social Action

    • HRH The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex host virtual ceremony • Award is the highest accolade a young person can receive for social action • Ten students from seven UAE GEMS schools named in official roll of honour   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Ten young heroes from GEMS Education have been awarded the highly coveted and prestigious Diana Award 2022.   The Diana Award is the only charity set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, and her belief that young people have the power to change the world. The annual awards recognise and celebrate young people’s dedication to humanitarian and social action.   The students, from seven different GEMS schools in the UAE, were celebrated in a virtual award ceremony hosted by The Duke of Sussex and HRH The Duke of Cambridge on ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Collaborates with the University of Reading in Teaching and Research

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 05 July 2022:  Building on its successful collaborations with leading international academic institutions, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) announced a new partnership with the University of Reading (UoR), one of the UK’s top 30 universities and a world leader in research and teaching in agriculture, food science and climate change. The University of Reading's work on climate change has been recently honored with a Queen's Anniversary Prize, the highest national honor for a UK institution in higher and further education.  The agreement is in line with ADU’s ongoing efforts to deliver an outstanding range of international programs along with research and knowledge exchange that supports national and regional prosperity. The collaboration was announced through a Memorandum ......read more

    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

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    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 28, 2022 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) welcomed a delegation of Executive Doctorate students from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) to examine the prospects of collaborative knowledge and joint scientific research exchange. Prof. Nabil Baydoun, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at HBMSU, received the delegation, along with Prof. Awoniyi Awofeso, Program Chair, Health Studies. Prof. Baydoun said: “The knowledge partnership between the international universities, and educational and research ......read more

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University launches Smart Campus 2.0 portal with improved capabilities

    HBMSU’s Smart Campus 2.0 platform is the next generation of the university’s flagship portal June 26, 2022 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has launched Smart Campus 2.0, the next generation of the university's Smart Campus portal, which was originally launched in 2014. The new portal offers updated features for users, and leverages AI and data-driven strategies to improve the user experience and support HBMSU’s strategic directions for driving innovation. HBMSU’s Smart Campus 2.0 portal comes as a significant upgrade to its predecessor, ......read more

    HBMSU hosts meeting with students for communication and exchange of insights

    June 22, 2022 - The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) convened a meeting with its BA, MA, and PhD degree learners, in the presence of H.E. Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU. The meeting aimed to promote networking and the exchange of inspiring ideas and insights that would contribute to the development of the educational system. During his speech, H.E. Dr. Mansoor Al Awar stated: “HBMSU is committed to promoting student networking, while also facilitating a platform for them to share insights with the higher management. The initiative comes in line with our efforts ......read more

    HBMSU's Lifelong Learning Centre holds meeting with its training committee members

    The meeting aimed to share visions on developing the training programs in line with HBMSU’s strategic goals Dubai, UAE - June 6, 2022- Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University’s (HBMSU) Lifelong Learning Center hosted the annual meeting for the members of its training committee. The meeting was attended by H.E. Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU, Major General Dr. Abdul Quddus Abdul Razzaq Al Obaidly, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Excellence and Leadership Affairs in Dubai Police, and Dr. Fahad Al Saadi, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, HBMSU. The meeting was ......read more

    Consortium for Benchmarking Framework for Online, Open, Smart, and Technology-Enhanced Higher Education and ICDE hold roundtable at UNESCO WHEC

    Mansoor Al Awar: “Benchmarking Framework is compelling evidence of the success of the proactive efforts led by HBMSU to improve global higher education” May 26, 2022 - The Consortium for Benchmarking Framework for Online, Open, Smart, and Technology-Enhanced Higher Education and International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) organised a roundtable at UNESCO World Higher Education Conference (WHEC2022). The policy dialogue was aimed at informing and engaging stakeholders - including policymakers and quality assurance agencies - to further improve the quality of ......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 ......read more

    Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation participates in the 31st edition of Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

    Dubai, UAE, 20 May 2022 - The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF), the Global Knowledge Partner of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), will be participating in the 31st Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, held from May 23 to May 29, 2022, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC). The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair represents an important knowledge and cultural umbrella that brings together the leaders of the publishing industry in the Middle East and North Africa region, attracting more than 150,000 visitors yearly. The Foundation's ......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, ......read more

    HBMSU holds webinar on ‘The Benchmarking Framework for Online, Open, Smart, and Technology-enhanced Higher Education' for Arab universities

    May 10, 2022 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), in collaboration with the Association of Arab Universities (AARU), held a webinar on ‘The Consortium for Benchmarking Framework for Online, Open, Smart, and Technology-enhanced Higher Education,’ with the aim of publicizing the international consortium for the development of the benchmarking framework for online and open higher education institutions. It presented the aspects and indicators of the benchmarking framework and the results of trial implementation, as well as identified the benefits of using the website to ......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 ......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 ......read more

    Aldar Youth Cycling Academy Rallies behind UAE Team Emirates Ahead of the Giro D'Italia

    • The initiative has reached 500 children in the past two weeks alone following an incredibly successful launch event at Aldar Square in February • 150 of the young cyclists showed their support for UAE Team Emirates ahead of the Grand Tour event with Giro graphic and pink jerseys •     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Friday 5th May 2022:  Aldar, in partnership with UAE Team Emirates, has begun the rollout of the Youth Cycling Academy Program across schools in Abu Dhabi. The initiative is striving to get more young children on bicycles to ......read more

    GEMS World Academy and AIS Athletics Launch Centre of Excellence for Track and Field Athletics

    • Programme aims to identify and support young gifted and talented performers • GWA Athlete Scholarship Programme will benefit 100 top-level student athletes • Centre aspires to support the growth of track and field athletics across the UAE   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: GEMS World Academy – Dubai (GWA) has partnered with AIS Athletics to launch the UAE’s first centre of excellence dedicated to track and field athletics, supporting young athletes from the school and further afield by providing access to top facilities, coaching, training and ......read more

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University successfully hosts its second alumni social gathering

    Event facilitated exchange of ideas and discussions on professional and societal development April 26, 2022 - The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University Alumni Association successfully organized its second alumni social gathering, which was attended by Dr. Fahad Al Saadi, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement at HBMSU. The gathering provided the alumni with an opportunity to communicate with the university and their colleagues, exchange insights and ideas, and discuss suggestions for professional and community development. Through this event, HBMSU hoped to build on their ......read more

    GEMS International School becomes first in UAE to partner with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

    • Partnership offers CP students access to ERAU Dual Enrolment Programme • School’s offering of personalised pathways now includes Aviation and STEM • Students able to secure equivalent of one year’s worth of US university credits   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: GEMS International School – Al Khail (GIS) has become the first school in the UAE to partner with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), one of the most prestigious and in-demand universities in the world for aviation and aeronautics.    Thanks to the ......read more

    UAE's GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis named Winner of Otis' Made to Move Communities Challenge in the EMEA Region

    - Students from 20 schools across 14 countries took part in the challenge - Winning UAE team proposed creative mobility solutions for UAE’s elderly population - Otis mentors worked with this next generation of innovators to develop new solutions    Dubai, UAE - April 21, 2022 – Otis Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: OTIS), the world’s leading company for elevator and escalator manufacturing, installation and service, has named GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis as the EMEA region winner of its second annual Made to Move Communities™ global ......read more

    Sharjah Ramadan Festival's Success in Revitalizing the Emirate's Economic Sectors Continues

    • Preliminary indications by the SCCI show significant growth in sales and a rebound in the markets since the festival's launch • The festival drew thousands of tourists, visitors, and shoppers to the emirate raising hotel occupancy rates and retail sales to unprecedented levels   Sharjah, 19th April 2022:  The 32nd Sharjah Ramadan Festival is currently underway, with preliminary indications from the event's organizer, the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), showing significant growth in sales and a rebound in the markets since the ......read more

    Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Flying High with Record Results for 2022

    Dubai, UAE, 19 April 2022: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, one of the world’s leading literary events, is celebrating the success of its 14th edition (3-13 February 2022), which showed recovery from the effects of the pandemic and record numbers of competition entries. In total more than 105,000 people engaged with the Festival, in person or through its virtual offering.    Over the 11 days of the Festival, a total of 181 authors representing 47 nationalities took to the stage at the Habtoor City Hotels, evenly split between Arab and non Arab writers and with ......read more

    Ramadan Editathon to bring all the Facts of Ramadan to a Global Audience

     Emirates Literature Foundation and Wikimedians of the UAE User Group celebrate the holy month by compiling and sharing Ramadan traditions on Wikipedia    Dubai, UAE, 14 April 2022: The Emirates Literature Foundation and the Wikimedians of the UAE User Group are co-creating the ultimate guide to Ramadan in the UAE together with members of the Wikipedia community on the 16 April. The editathon will bring together and shed light on key aspects of Emirati traditions in Arabic, and the article will later be translated into English for a wider ......read more

    ADU College of Business Dean Professor Barry O'Mahony Receives ‘Dean of the Year Award'

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 13 April 2022: Professor Barry O’Mahony, Dean of Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Business (CoB) received the esteemed ‘Dean of the Year Award’ as part of the 2022 Beta Gamma Sigma Awards (BGS). BGS is the international honor society of the Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Nominated by the Abu Dhabi University Beta Gamma Sigma chapter, Professor O’Mahony was recognized from a pool of over 615 Deans from leading universities in 38 countries.  Professor Barry O’Mahony was awarded ......read more

    St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, Appoints New Director of Transnational Education

    SGU School of Medicine appoints Jade Pearson as Director of Transnational Education to empower aspiring medical students with international education     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 April 2022: St. George’s University (SGU), Grenada, has appointed Jade Pearson as the Director of Transnational Education (TNE). TNE encompasses a broad spectrum of collaborations between universities, ranging from exchange programs for staff and students, to study abroad opportunities, through to pathways or dual degrees.   To expand SGU’s efforts of recruiting international ......read more

    Business and Management Studies at Abu Dhabi University Receives a Global Ranking of 501-550 and a National Ranking of Four in 2022

    Building on its successful track record with the QS World University Rankings,   • The College of Business at ADU received the esteemed ranking for its continued excellence in delivering Business and Management studies  • As part of its Business and Management studies, ADU offers a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with over 82 graduates since its inception in 2010, in addition to the UAE’s largest MBA program with over 900 enrolled students currently   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 07 April 2022: Building on the university’s ......read more

    Ideacrate Opens New Orange Wheels Campus at Dubai Silicon Oasis

    Dubai - April 7, 2022: Orange Wheels, a flagship brand of IdeaCrate Edutainment Company, opened its latest edutainment centre at Dubai Silicon Oasis. This is the second location of Orange Wheels in Dubai and the fourth in the UAE. Orange Wheels is a unique one-stop edutainment destination for children, aged six months to eight years set up in a creative, nature-centric and innovative environment.  Speaking at the launch, Ms. Shifa Yusuffali, CEO of IdeaCrate Edutainment Company, said, “This is yet another step to provide wholesome education to the young and curious minds. ......read more

    Best ways to Learn New Words from Any Language: Effective Memorization Tips

    Short vocabulary is an eternal problem for those who study foreign languages. We at oxbridgemind.co.uk here share proven ways to memorize new words.  The human brain saves effort (some will call it laziness): if there is a chance to simplify the process somehow, it will definitely take advantage of it. Our cunning "processor" admits new foreign words to the chamber of long-term memory far from immediately; first, they have to serve their time in a kind of waiting room - in short-term memory. If a new piece of knowledge is not accessed (i.e., used) often enough, it will be ......read more

    New Secondary Campus of GEMS Legacy School

    Dubai, UAE on April 4, 2022: ‘Pupils have arrived this morning to begin attending the new secondary campus of GEMS Legacy School. Principal Asha Alexander said "This is such a big day for the school. The teachers and support staff have worked so hard to prepare the facilities ready for some 550 students who will be using the new campus today. We still have capacity to grow further.” GEMS Legacy School was until 2021-22 a primary school known as The Kindergarten Starters school before it won KHDA approval to become a through school. ...read more

    130 int'l learners receive MBA from Italy's Guglielmo Marconi University through UAE's Eaton Business School

    Eaton Business School has established itself as one of the most sought-after institutions for working professionals across the world. The Academic programmes and peer learning opportunities at EBS has now become a quite popular “Work-Life-Study” programme for the busy working executives in Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia to upskill themselves and climb up their career ladder.     Date: Sharjah, UAE, March 30, 2022   News Highlights:   1. The e-learning market in GCC countries will grow at 11 percent from 2021 to US$569.04 million in ......read more

    High Schools Students to Benefit from exciting Biotechnology Internships at the BITS Pilani Dubai Campus

    • The on-campus internship program will spread over five working days during spring and summer breaks offering hands-on experience   • Students from grades 11 and 12 to be considered based on academic merit while the fee would be completely waived off ; biology teachers can also apply   • Students will be awarded with certificates at the end of the internship   29th March, 2022; Dubai, UAE: BITS Pilani Dubai Campus, offering Biotechnology Engineering program, has announced an exclusive internship program for high school students. The program ......read more

    Creating an era of Spirituality, Atmasiddhi Shastra's Global Launch comes to Dubai

    • The book is based on the fundamental truths of spirituality and has been lauded by global icons like the Honorable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, H.H. The Dalai Lama, Ratan Tata, Deepak Chopra and many more • The book will soon be available on Amazon for purchase globally, with the royalties being donated to support educational infrastructure in rural India.    25th March 2022, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In an era of emphasis on mental health and wellness, Atmasiddhi Shastra- Six Spiritual Truths of the Soul is a book that shines a light on ......read more

    Hirschi Climbs Final Podium at Coppi & Bartali

    3rd for Hirschi overall, Ulissi 10th on final day     Marc Hirschi completed a successful return to racing with 3rd place overall at the Coppi & Bartali stage race in Italy.     The final stage from Casalguidi to Cantagrillo (160km) was won by Josef Cerny (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) with Diego Ulissi coming home in 10th as part of an elite chasing group. Hirschi also finished in the group to secure his final podium.     The overall title went to Irishman Eddie Dunbar (Ineos-Grenadiers) with his teammate Ethan Hayter in second ......read more

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