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    Education Above All Foundation and SPARK Celebrate Milestone of 10,000 Scholarships for Syrian Refugees and Vulnerable Youth

    Doha, 21, June 2021:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s Al Fakhoora programme and its implementing partner, SPARK, an international NGO specialised in job creation for youth in fragile states, yesterday celebrated a milestone achievement of awarding 10,000 scholarships to Syrian refugees, internally displaced and vulnerable host community youth. This accomplishment illustrates EAA and SPARK’s joint commitment to supporting the right to education for marginalised youth across the globe and the crucial role that higher education specifically plays in conflict-affected regions. In a pre-recorded virtual event, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development and member of the Netherlands Committee for Enterprise, had a ......read more

    Dubai Culture Launches My Book is Yours Initiative at Dubai Public Libraries

    - Encouraging the active participation of all society members and in making culture available everywhere. - Enriching the knowledge content in libraries and making it accessible to the public.   Dubai, UAE, 21 June 2021: In continuation of its efforts to embody the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and implement the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, to involve the youth in improving government services, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) launched the ‘My Book is Yours’ initiative across all Dubai Public Library branches as part of its commitment to developing projects that contribute to achieving ......read more

    2021 School Librarian of the Year Award Winners Announced

    • The Emirates Literature Foundation and the Executive Council Dubai honour extraordinary individuals who have instilled the love of literature in children in the face of a pandemic   Dubai, UAE - 21 June 2021: The winners of the School Librarian of the Year Awards 2021 were announced today at a special awards ceremony.  In association with the Executive Council of Dubai, the prestigious accolades were presented by Emirates Literature Foundation to recognise the individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to promoting reading for pleasure among students over the past 18 months. Distance learning, in-school safety measures, have made this the most challenging year since the launch of the awards, and judges were particularly impressed with the nominees efforts to raise academic and literacy standards ......read more

    Qatar Post and NU-Q Join Hands to Enhance Brand Experience for Younger Generation

    Qatar, Doha 20th June 2021 – In a rapidly evolving digital age, Qatar Postal Services Company (Qatar Post) is continuously investing in connecting the younger generation to the heart of its services. In line with these efforts, the country’s national postal service provider recently joined hands with Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) to gain insights into the needs of its young consumers.  As part of this collaboration, strategic communications students from NU-Q were encouraged to develop new marketing strategies for Qatar Post to help invigorate the brand experience for the younger generation. Teams were tasked with creating a fully integrated campaign to connect today’s youth with the brand’s portfolio of services and offer solutions to their diversifying needs.  This collaboration is part ......read more

    College of Business at ADU Extends AACSB Accreditation for Another five Years

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—20 June 2021: The College of Business (COB) at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has earned an extension of accreditation for another five years from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). ADU has once again been recognized for improving its business practice through its commitment to strategic management and innovation, student success and impactful thought leadership.  In recognition of its efforts and commitment to upholding and advancing the quality of their programs, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the COB at ADU has received international acknowledgment by the world’s longest, standing and most recognized accreditations for business programs. It stands amongst 901 business institutions in 58 countries that have earned the AACSB accreditation. It ......read more

    The Hamilton International School Appoints Rebecca Gough as Head of Secondary

    A seasoned education professional, with over 18 years of experience in the UK and Qatar, Rebecca will officially start at the school in August 2021  20 June 2021: Doha, Qatar:  The Hamilton International School, an exciting school in Mesaimeer, Doha and part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Gough as Head of Secondary for the academic year beginning September 2021.  With over 18 years of experience from the UK and Qatar, in senior and middle leadership positions, Rebecca brings a wealth of curricular and pastoral experiences in establishing and developing schools further. Rebecca is currently leading the Middle Years Programme in another international school in Doha and has previously worked as a housemaster of a prestigious school in Al Khor. Prior to this ......read more

    Zayed University Partners With Education Innovator Minerva Project to Launch the Middle East's First Interdisciplinary Programme

    ● The partnership aims to address the widening skills gap by imparting future-proof skills to students  ● Students will learn using active learning pedagogy and can earn a Bachelor’s degree in Business Transformation, Computational Systems, and Social Innovation ● Programme starts in September 2021 and applications are now open at zuxminerva.com      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 June, 2021: Zayed University has joined forces with Minerva Project, the pathbreaking US-based educational innovator, to launch the first  interdisciplinary programme of study in the Middle East. The partnership, Zayed University X Minerva, was formally signed in Dubai on 8 June 2021 in the presence of Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, President of Zayed ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University participates in Hassantuk for commercial buildings in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior and Injazat

    - Fully automated system providing around-the-clock smart building analysis   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—16 June 2021:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced today its participation in Hassantuk system in collaboration with Injazat, an industry recognized market leader in the region for digital transformation, cloud and cyber security.   Hassantuk is a strategic public-private initiative between the UAE Ministry of Interior and Injazat, the region’s foremost IT strategists. It is designed to increase the efficiency of emergency services responses to all fire and life safety emergency alarms through a state-of-the-art smart system which helps to shorten response times and increase response efficiency to all emergency events across the UAE, helping to reduce danger to life and damage to ......read more

    Ajman University Launches a Graduate program in Public Relations & Corporate Communication

    Brilliant candidates will compete for graduate assistantships  Ajman, United Arab Emirates, June 16 2021:  If you are considering attending a master’s program in public relations and corporate communications and have no idea how you will afford it, AU’ assistantships are an excellent way to significantly cut the cost of earning this rewarding advanced degree.  College of Mass Communications at Ajman University is offering competitive full and partial Graduate Assistantships to qualified candidates for its Master of Public Relations and Corporate Communication program. Full assistantship covers full tuition fee waiver of 9 credits per semester plus monthly stipend and partial assistantship covers 3 credits per semester fee waiver only.  There are two categories of Graduate Assistantships: The ......read more

    AUB Partnership

    With the support of Qatar Fund for Development, Education Above All Foundation, through Qatar Scholarship Programme, partners with the American University of Beirut to award scholarships to disadvantaged youth in Lebanon   • Qatar Fund For Development signs Memorandum of Understanding with Lebanon’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education in support of the programme   Doha, 16 June 2021 -- With the support of Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD), Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, through Qatar Scholarship Programme, has entered into a cooperation agreement with the American University of Beirut (AUB) to develop a joint scholarship programme, which will award scholarships to 400 disadvantaged students over the next four years. In conjunction, Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD) signed a Memorandum of ......read more

    New Collaborative Effort to Prepare Emirati Youth for Higher Education Studies in the U.S. Launches

    · The UAE Ministry of Education, AMIDEAST, the U.S. Mission to the UAE, and the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education join hands to launch a program.  · The collaboration will support more than 100 11th-grade students and 33 school counsellors across the UAE.   · The program will provide Emirati youth with the tools required to succeed in accessing U.S. higher education opportunities.  · The program aligns with the UAE Ministry of Education Strategic Plan 2017-2021 of providing quality education for students and meeting future labor market demands.    Dubai, UAE – 14 June, 2021:  The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) has announced a new multi-stakeholder collaboration, the U.S. University Readiness Program, together with the UAE ......read more

    More than 750 Students Representing 87 Universities Participated in ADU's Annual Undergraduate Research Competition this Year

    Universities from across the world participated in the Eighth edition of the competition Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—14 June 2021:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) hosted its 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Competition (UGRC) virtually which is the largest student research competitions in the Arab world promoting scientific research among undergraduate students. The UGRC is a ‘learning through research’ initiative at Abu Dhabi University which aims to foster an enquiry-based culture within students to transform their creative ideas into research projects to develop the next generation of researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs to advance the development of the knowledge-economy.  This year’s competition was generously sponsored by ExxonMobil which allowed for an increase in the number of ......read more

    Ajman University organizes 20th Excellence, Gifted Education, Innovation, and Creativity in Basic-Higher Education Conference

    30 scientific sessions, 130 lectures during 3-day virtual conference draws participants from all over the world June 14, 2021:  Ajman University, in partnership with the International Centre for Innovative Education in Germany, organized and hosted the 20th Excellence, Gifted Education, Innovation, and Creativity in Higher Education conference. H.H. Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman and Chairman of Ajman University Board of Trustees, along with AU Chancellor Dr. Karim Seghir, welcomed the virtual participants to the 3-day event. The conference highlighted Arab experiences and global creativity, as well as innovation in public higher education. The gathering is designed to promote cultural communication and the exchange of experiences among participating researchers. Participants focused on a variety of ......read more

    MBRU Launches First Doctorate Program in Dubai to Drive Support of Biomedical Sciences in UAE

    • A fully sponsored PhD program for graduate students   • Research-intensive PhD in Biomedical Sciences will give graduate students solid foundation in scientific research and opportunity to pair with dedicated faculty members in areas of interest   • Applicants now have until Aug 1 to apply for the PhD in Biomedical Sciences    Dubai, June 12, 2021:  Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) has taken another giant stride towards realizing its vision to become a global hub for innovative and integrated healthcare education and research at the service of humanity, with the launch of a fully sponsored PhD in Biomedical Sciences – the first doctorate program at MBRU.   The program has been designed to capitalize on the core strengths of ......read more

    Over 200 students at GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis ‘Step in Time' with Mary Poppins dance star Sam Lathwood

    • West End cast member has been hosting a dance workshop residency at the school between 6-10 June 2021 • WSO is the GEMS Centre of Excellence for Performance and Theatre Technology • The school residency is part of the ongoing collaboration between WSO and ArtsEd   Dubai, UAE, 10 June 2021:  From 6 to 10 June, staff, and students of GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis (WSO) have been treated to an engaging and memorable dance workshop residency by Sam Lathwood, the Dance Captain from the West End cast of beloved classic musical Mary Poppins.   Sam has joined the school’s Performing Arts Team and has been leading workshops in West End choreography, running question and answer sessions about the theatre industry, and delivering mock professional dance calls and ......read more

    UAE's Female Entrepreneurial Talents can apply to Badiri's Hands-On Training Programme until mid-August 2021

    Due to popular demand, the new edition of The Badiri Entrepreneurship Programme will launch in Q3 to coincide with the 2021-22 academic year Sharjah June 09, 2021 Badiri Education and Development Academy (Badiri), the education and capacity building arm of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA), has announced the extension of the application period of the inaugural edition of the Badiri Entrepreneurship Programme (BEP) to mid-August 2021.  In response to popular demand and alignment with the academic year starting September 2021, registration for the programme will now be available till August 15.  BEP 2021, which was announced on March 24 by the Badiri Academy via a virtual press conference, aims to empower aspiring as well as established female entrepreneurs in the UAE to launch, strengthen and expand ......read more

    ACS Doha Celebrates a Year at Its New Al Kheesa Campus

    Doha, Qatar – 8, June 2021 – ACS International School Doha has held a ceremony to mark the completion of its first year at its new landmark school campus in Al Kheesa. A commemorative plaque was unveiled at the school, in the presence of Mr Robert Cody, Head of School, with parents from the Parent School Organisation in attendance.  A student from ACS Doha read out a personal message from Mr Tim Cagney, Chief Executive of ACS International Schools. Now fully established as ACS Doha’s new home, the COVID-secure campus spans 60,000 square metres and has been designed to accommodate almost 2,500 students. In addition to dedicated Early Childhood, Lower, Middle and High School buildings, campus facilities include a full-sized football pitch, all-weather athletics track, swimming pools, drama studios, music ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah Ruler Addresses Class of 2021 at RAK Academy Graduation Ceremony in Inspiring Video Message

    Sheikha Amneh bint Saud Al Qasimi attended the socially distanced live event, which honored 60 students hailing from more than 18 countries   Ras Al Khaimah, Tuesday, June 8, 2021:  His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, delivered an inspiring video message to graduates as RAK Academy held a grand in-person ceremony to celebrate the remarkable achievements, creative spirit, and academic passion of its Class of 2021.   The socially distanced event was attended by Sheikha Amneh bint Saud Al Qasimi, Chairman of RAK Academy and Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah’s Investment and Development Office and livestreamed to audiences around the globe. Graduation certificates were conferred to 60 students hailing from over 18 countries at the ceremony, which ......read more

    Student Entrepreneurship Firmly on the Agenda as GEMS World Academy Hosts High-Profile Panel Event

    • Event focuses on the need to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set among youth • Speakers share their insights with students from Dubai’s top IB through-school • World Academy is GEMS Education’s Centre of Excellence for Entrepreneurship   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 8, 2021:   Leading UAE entrepreneurs today gave pupils at GEMS World Academy – Dubai expert advice on the need to integrate entrepreneurship in schools and develop an entrepreneurial mind-set from a young age.   Speakers at the panel event, which took place at World Academy’s dedicated entrepreneurship space, included Nour Al Hassan, Founder and CEO of Tarjama and Ureed; Alessandro Nocivelli, a Member of the Board of Directors at Epta and a GEMS World Academy parent; Fouad Dajani, Co-Founder ......read more

    The Hamilton International School Launches the Ali AlFardan Scholarship for Students

    - The scholarship, in recognition of outstanding academic excellence, provides free tuition for one year at The Hamilton International School    - The scholarship named to celebrate the accomplishments of Mr Ali AlFardan   June 07, 2021, Doha, Qatar: The Hamilton International School, part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), has launched the Ali AlFardan Scholarship for Excellence in Education for the academic year 20212.    The scholarship, which covers a full year’s tuition fee at The Hamilton International School, will be awarded to one student who has a proven track record of academic excellence and a commitment to their wider studies.    “We want to encourage students who excel academically plus demonstrate a commitment to their community through ......read more

    Education Above All (EAA) Foundation and the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) Extend Partnership with New Project in Uganda and South Sudan

    412,000 learners and youth from local communities will be reached through the “Mobilising the Power of Grassroots Youth as Advocates, Peacebuilders and Active Citizens in Conflict Affected Communities of Uganda and South Sudan” project   Doha, 6 June 2021 – EAA and WPDI have launched a new project in Uganda and South Sudan as part of their ongoing efforts to mobilise the power of education for peacebuilding. Empowering youth, a large demographic segment in the two countries, with skills and knowledge essential for human rights advocacy and sustainable peacebuilding, the project will lend agency to participants as global citizens, particularly in areas of conflict where education is under attack.    EAA, through its Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) and Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict ......read more

    Scenes of Exuberance and Joy at Ajman University's Commencement Ceremony 2021

    More than 750 AU graduates honored in event termed ‘out-of-the-box solution’ by a student Ajman, United Arab Emirates, June 3 2021:  Ajman University’s Commencement Ceremony concluded in style on June 3, with more than 750 AU graduates receiving their diplomas over a three-day, gala drive-through event that drew applause from everyone for its grandeur and creativity.  There were scenes of exuberance, joy, and pride as the graduating students rolled in one-by-one in their cars, with families in tow. The atmosphere was invigorated with the congratulatory shouts of their loved ones, as the students walked the red carpet leading to the stage one-by--one to collect their diploma from the Chancellor.  “It is a very exciting moment in my life to get a well-recognized degree from Ajman ......read more

    Prince Sultan University in Saudi Arabia Signs MoU, Aims to become Gulf's Regional VMware IT Academy

    Regional academy  plans to support Saudi Vision 2030 Local Content including the creation of jobs, and youth skills development.     June 6, 2021, Saudi Arabia. VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, and Saudi Arabia’s Prince Sultan University (PSU), today announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop plans to establish  the first Regional VMware IT Academy in the Gulf, supporting youth digital skills development and the aims of Saudi Vision 2030. VMware IT Academy is a public–private partnership to help individuals gain the foundational digital knowledge they need to compete in today’s workforce by providing access to undergraduate certifications and ongoing skills education. PSU, the first private university in the Kingdom, already ......read more

    MBRU Announces Scholarships for Nursing Frontliners

    • Nursing Applicants now have until Jun 27th to apply for MSc programs in Cardiovascular and Pediatric Nursing  • Students enrolling in postgraduate nursing programs will be eligible for a 50% scholarship    Dubai, June 2, 2021: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) has announced a 50% scholarship for postgraduate students of all nationalities applying for its College of Nursing and Midwifery MSc programs for the academic year 2021-2022, as a show of support to frontline workers and UAE nursing forces.   MBRU has also extended the application deadline for the College of Nursing and Midwifery MSc programs: MSc in Cardiovascular Nursing and MSc in Pediatric Nursing to June 27, 2021. Last year, the programs drew a strong response from nursing professionals in the ......read more

    ADU's Architecture Students showcase their talent in a Global Architecture Exhibition in Italy

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—02 June 2021:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is participating in the Fifth Biennial Architecture Exhibition hosted by the European Cultural Centre. Titled ‘Time Space Existence 2021’, the exhibition is taking place in Venice, Italy from May 22nd to November 21st this year, parallel to the Venice Biennale of Architecture. Held every two years, this year’s edition of the architecture exhibition features projects from around the world that focus on water urbanism, green and resilient cities, development of new and natural materials, construction systems and methods. A team of students and faculty from the Department of Architecture and Design at ADU’s College of Engineering will be showcasing their project called “Abu Dhabi’s Vertical Studio”, a ......read more

    Carnegie Mellon Announces New Senior Associate Deans

    Associate deans John O’Brien and Kemal Oflazer stepping down after years of service  Michael Trick, the dean of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, announced the appointment of two new senior associate deans, effective July 1, 2021.  Selma Limam Mansar, who is currently the senior associate dean for education and area head of information systems, will step into the new role of senior associate dean for faculty and research. Limam Mansar is a teaching professor of information systems and joined CMU-Q in 2007. Dudley Reynolds has been appointed as the new senior associate dean for education. Reynolds, who is a teaching professor of English, is currently serving as area co-head for arts and sciences. He joined CMU-Q in 2007. Trick noted: “CMU-Q is a place ......read more

    IPA Invites Project Proposals to Nurture Africa's Reading Culture ‘Beyond the Classroom' in 2022-2023

    USD 200,000 for the best ideas to get more Africans reaching for a book   June 01, 2021:  The International Publishers Association (IPA) will today begin accepting proposals for projects to develop reading culture beyond the classroom in Africa, with grants from the USD 200,000 Africa Publishing Innovation Fund (APIF) on offer to the best ideas.  African publishing leans heavily towards education – up to 90% of sales in some markets – with reading widely viewed exclusively as a means to further schooling or professional skills. In parallel, many African publishers are overdependent on selling printed textbooks to governments, a one-track business model that left them foundering when COVID-19 closed schools and drove learning online.   The 2022 APIF theme of cultivating reading culture ......read more

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

    More than 750 AU graduates will be honored in a pulsating drive-through commencement ceremony Ajman, United Arab Emirates, 31st May 2021:  Ajman University (AU) will celebrate the graduation of 766 of its outstanding graduates in an attractive drive-through ceremony, to be held at AU campus from June 1-3, 2021. This is the second time that AU is organizing such a drive-through ceremony for its graduates this year. At a time where most universities around the world are holding virtual graduation ceremonies due to the covid-19 pandemic, AU has continued to choose this exceptional and creative way to ensure that students enjoy the culmination of their year-long academic efforts in a way that is not only safe but  memorable as well. The graduates will embark on their new journeys with degrees from different specializations and ......read more

    Education Above All Foundation amplifies the Voices of Students from Gaza

    With the participation of Her Excellency Lolwah Rashid Al-Khater, Assistant Foreign Minister and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs   Doha, 31 May 2021 – Following the 11-day war on Gaza, Palestine, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation and its partners held a vital webinar on Wednesday to amplify the voices of students in Gaza. Her Excellency Lolwah Rashid Al-Khater, Assistant Foreign Minister and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, opened the session.   Delivered in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Luminus Technical University College (LTUC), and Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD), the webinar titled “Students’ Voices from Gaza: Investing in their education for a brighter future” highlighted first-hand accounts by youth on ......read more

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

    The forum was organized in collaboration with the Regional Center for Educational Planning – UNESCO and the Queen Rania Teacher Academy  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 31 May 2021:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) hosted the 4th ADU Educational Forum last week under the patronage of His Excellency Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, the Minister of Education in the UAE. In partnership with the Regional Center for Educational Planning – UNESCO and Jordan-based Queen Rania Teacher Academy, the virtual event explored the recent trends in education and the latest practices to re-imagining education under the theme' Future of Education, Innovation, and Creativity.' With keynote speakers from the School of Professional Teacher Education at Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences in Finland, the ......read more

    Obituary of Joseph Calafato, former Principal of Wesgreen

    GEMS Education and Wesgreen International School leaders and community are mourning the passing of former Principal Joseph Calafato this week. Mr Calafato was a highly skilled and experienced educator who significantly influenced the lives of thousands of students and professionals in the UAE and around the world. He served as Principal of Wesgreen from 2003 until 2019. Under his outstanding leadership, the school rose to prominence and grew in size each year, while upholding a mission of offering high-quality education to every child. Mr Calafato was passionate about school improvement and focused his thoughts on each student's academic success and wellbeing. All our thoughts and prayers are with Mr Calafato's family and the Wesgreen Community at this sad time.” 

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    Notebooks of the Bookseller Wins 2021 International Prize for Arabic Fiction

    • Jordanian poet and novelist Jalal Barjas wins 14th edition of International Prize for Arabic Fiction, having been previously longlisted for the prize in 2019 • His novel tells the story of a book lover’s experience with schizophrenia and a crime spree he commits using the names of characters from fiction     26, May 2021:  Notebooks of the Bookseller by Jalal Barjas was today announced as the winner of the  International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF). The novel, published by The Arabic Institute for Research and Publishing, was named as this year’s winner by Chair of Judges Chawki Bazih during a virtual winner ceremony.   In addition to being awarded USD $50,000, funding will be provided for the English translation of Notebooks of the Bookseller, and Barjas ......read more

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

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

    ADU Celebrates World Day for Cultural Diversity

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—24 May 2021:  In observation of the World Day for Cultural Diversity, Student Engagement Office- Student Affairs Department at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is hosting a week-long virtual celebration to mark the diversity of its community. The virtual program seeks to introduce students and faculty to a wide range of cultures, hosting conversations about food, music, heritage and the importance of embracing diversity and inclusion. The virtual initiative was introduced to encourage unity and highlight the cultural diversity of ADU’s community, with students and faculty hailing from over 80 nationalities. ADU is encouraging its students, faculty, staff and friends to engage with the celebrations, allowing them to explore the multifaceted and enriching cultures through virtual club booths, ......read more

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

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

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

    The 12th edition of Sharjah Children's Reading Festival will host cultural discussions and student sessions across the UAE Sharjah, May 19, 2021: For the first time in its 12-year history, the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival has expanded the scope of its cultural activities beyond the main venue at Expo Centre Sharjah, to facilitate residents in other emirates and the eastern coast cities of Sharjah gain access to some of the wholesome and varied selection of programmes curated for the 2021 edition.  The 11-day cultural extravaganza, will also enable a wider audience to experience the very best of literary and cultural discussions as an elite group of writers, artists, and other experts will participate in on-ground and virtual sessions from May 19 – 29. Held under the theme, ‘For Your ......read more

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

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

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

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

    Abu Dhabi University Signs MoU with Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea

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

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

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

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    June 05, 2021 - The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) has become an official partner of the Consortium for the Benchmarking Framework for Online, Open, Smart, and Technology-enhanced Higher Education. The consortium unites online and open universities from all over the world as well as higher education associations and quality assurance agencies to collectively develop the benchmarking framework which would help establish and promote a common understanding and criteria for quality in technology-enhanced higher education. His Excellency Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Abu Dhabi University Welcomes Generations of Graduates to its Alumni Academy

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 3 May 2021:  As part of its Alumni Engagement Strategy, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has launched the ADU Alumni Academy, the primary focus of which is to address the needs of ADU alumni and build strong relationships with them across the institution. The Academy will provide professional development opportunities for graduates on a range of topics and exceptional networking opportunities for them, career guidance for new graduates seeking work, and other activities that will contribute to their personal and professional growth. Launched by the ......read more

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

    • Dubai Cares’ immersive and engaging pavilion experience will explore how we are preparing ourselves and future generations for increasing disruption and the need for adaptability • Pavilion experience will also introduce visitors to Dubai Cares, a global movement that brings equitable access to education and learning opportunities for children and youth to help them to take charge of their future • Dubai Cares opens registration for its flagship RewirEd Summit set to take place from 12 -14 December 2021 at Expo 2020 Dubai   Dubai, UAE, 3 May 2021: Dubai ......read more

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

    AU Chancellor Dr. Karim Seghir and other dignitaries attend the ceremony   Ajman, United Arab Emirates, 3rd May 2021 Ajman University honored renowned sports journalist and media personality, Mustafa Al-Agha in a ceremony held at the University’s campus on 2nd May, 2021. He was presented with a trophy and his work in the media and social spheres was acknowledged in a speech by Ajman University Chancellor Dr. Karim Seghir.. Mr. Al-Agha is most recognized for his presentation of the “Sada AL Malaeeb” program and his role as sports programs director at MBC ......read more

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

    ●        Star International School Mirdif’s Early Years Foundation School (EYFS) registered a staggering growth of 45% this year ●        The school’s facility has been praised by the DHA and KHDA authorities for adhering to the highest Covid-19 safety standards ●        School introduces “Log In and Learn” 15-minute online sessions to familiarise the public about the school without the need to visit   29 April, 2021, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Star International School ......read more

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

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

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

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

    The First Emirati Female Astronaut is a UAEU Alumna

    Al-Ain, UAE - 26th April 2021: The United Arab Emirates University proudly shares that the first female Arab astronaut, Nora Al-Matrooshi, is one of its graduates. She obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the UAE University in 2015. His Excellency Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, the Cultural Adviser to the President of the UAE and the Chancellor of UAE University, expressed his deep appreciation and gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, for his precious trust in ......read more

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

    In a step that provides continuous academic and professional development opportunities The International Bureau of Education accredits the university to be the Arab regional center of excellence for curriculum and capacity development Mansoor Al Awar: “We are continuing to employ our advanced capabilities in establishing standards of excellence in updating curriculums in support of UNESCO’s efforts to provide quality education for all.” The move comes as a continuation of the success of the joint cooperation aimed at reshaping the future of education and learning ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

    • GEMS Education showcases students’ creative designs, initiatives and inventions • Partnerships and internships with industry leaders equip students for digital future  • GEMS Centres of Excellence at the forefront of innovative technology and learning     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 21, 2021: GEMS Education is marking World Creativity and Innovation Day (21 April) by celebrating the unique designs, creations and inventions of its students.     All schools in the GEMS network are driven by the firm belief that ......read more

    University of Sharjah and EVOTEQ sign strategic partnership

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

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

    • The wining team’s robot is capable of capturing aerial images to map out the furnaces and uses artificial intelligence to analyze the image data  • Winning robot prototype to be manufactured for use at Emirates Global Aluminium   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—14 April 2021: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced the success of its students in the third edition of the Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) 2020 of the AI Robot competition. Once again, Abu Dhabi University’s Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) and Mechanical, Electrical ......read more

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

    • GEMS schools work with students to assist others and support their wellbeing • Mental health issues tackled with help of pupil mentorship at GEMS Metropole  • Students at GEMS Modern Academy launch web platform to help relieve stress      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 March 2021: Trained GEMS Education school students are working alongside experts to offer mental health advice to any peers who are struggling. The initiative is inspired by the National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031 adopted by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ......read more

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

    • John Bagust to begin headship at GEMS Royal Dubai School in August 2021 • Vicky Martin steps down after 15 years at Outstanding-rated British school • Incoming principal will lead RDS into First Royal Alliance partnership with FPS     United Arab Emirates -  April 07, 2021:   GEMS Education has appointed John Bagust as the new Principal of GEMS Royal Dubai School (RDS), starting August 2021, taking over from the current Principal/CEO Vicky Martin, who has led the school since its opening in 2005.   An experienced leader ......read more

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