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    MBRU to host Photonics Middle East International Conference Dubai 2024 from Saturday

    Event is open to public, especially students and academicians Dubai, 19 April 2024:  With lasers and laser-based systems now playing a pivotal role in UAE’s healthcare sector, the Photonics Middle East International Conference 2024, hosted by Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences at Dubai Healthcare City from April 20 to 22, will be a golden opportunity for doctors, healthcare scientists, professionals and institutions in the country to get connected with the latest developments related to healthcare and Photonics. Taking UAE’s futuristic technological advancement to the next level, the biggest Photonics event in the Middle East will be addressed by the cream of the world’s scientific stalwarts in the field of Photonics. Open to public, especially students, the conference is expected ......read more

    Is Essay Writing Service Legit in UAE?

    Nowadays, there are numerous academic assistance services worldwide. This upsurge has sparked debates about their legitimacy and ethical considerations, especially in regions with strict educational policies like the United Arab Emirates (UAE). But why do students seek online writing services in the first place? As the academic pressure on students increases, many are turning towards various support mechanisms. While some seek online tutoring and writing services, others increasingly embrace innovative tools like generative AI. In the UAE, the educational system is rigorous. The government strongly emphasizes high academic achievements in various fields, including engineering, medicine, and business. This focus has led to the emergence of services designed to help students manage their academic workloads. For the record, the essay ......read more

    The English College Announces Leadership Transition and Reaffirms Commitment to Excellence

    Emily Hopkinson, Head of Secondary, will take on the role of Principal from Mark Ford, who will retire at the end of current academic year This is only the sixth principal to be appointed in the school’s 30-year history The English College, Dubai has announced that after a 40-year career as an educator, Mark Ford, the Principal, will be retiring at the end of this academic year, in August. The current Head of Secondary, Emily Hopkinson, has been appointed to take over the role. The English College, part of International Schools Partnership (ISP) - a global group with over 80 schools - has announced that after a 40-year career as an educator, Mark Ford, the Principal, will be retiring at the end of this academic year, in August. The current Head of Secondary, Emily Hopkinson, has been appointed to take over the ......read more

    How Not To be Lonely To Be At The Top: The Blueprint for Transformative Leadership

    Renowned Coach Philippe Mathijs Unveils Groundbreaking Book: 'How Not To Be Lonely At The Top Mathijs' offers a timely remedy, bridging the gap between professional success and personal fulfillment through his new book Dubai, UAE,  April 2024:  Loneliness at the helm of leadership is a silent struggle that affects executives across industries. Philippe Mathijs, an esteemed award-winning coach, addresses this pervasive issue in his latest book, "How Not To Be Lonely At The Top", set to launch in May 2024. The book explores essential strategies for navigating the complexities of modern leadership and fostering genuine connections in an increasingly isolated world. "In today's fast-paced business environment, leaders often find themselves grappling with loneliness and the pressure to ......read more

    AUS secures top spots in academic and employer reputation in UAE, announces QS World University Rankings 2024 by Broad and Narrow Subjects

    Sharjah, UAE, April 16, 2024 – American University of Sharjah (AUS) achieved a notable accomplishment in the QS World University Rankings 2024 by Narrow and Broad Subjects, ranking first in the UAE in the narrow subjects of accounting and finance, economics and econometrics, architecture and built environment, civil engineering, and in the broader subject of art and humanities.    AUS has also attained the highest ranking in the UAE in academic reputation in the narrow subjects of economics and econometrics, and architecture and built environment.    In the category of employer reputation, AUS ranked first in the narrow subjects of accounting and finance; economics and econometrics; architecture and built environment; and electrical, mechanical, civil and chemical engineering. It also ranked second in the ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Improves in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024

    ADU ranked first in the UAE in Social Sciences, Management and Business subjects Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 April 2024: In reflection of its excellence across various academic programs, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) featured amongst the high ranks published by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject 2024. The University showed significant advancement in the Social Sciences and Management in broad subject areas, ascending 163 places, now ranking first in the UAE and 288 globally. ADU has also demonstrated remarkable growth across several narrow subject areas, achieving an outstanding advancement of 100 places in Business and Management Studies, ranking 151-200 globally, first in the UAE, and a rise of 50 places in Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing ranking 401-450 globally. For the ......read more

    Swiss International School Dubai students get seven-star work experience at Burj Al Arab

    BTEC Business Management and Hospitality students offered chance to experience work at one of the world's most iconic hotels Students undertaking the new BTEC course in Business Management and Hospitality at Swiss International School Dubai recently spent a week undertaking work experience at one of the world's most famous hotels – the iconic Burj al Arab. The only course of its kind in the UAE, the Pearson BTEC International Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business and Hospitality is offered by the school as part of its International Baccalaureate careers-related programme, to students aged between 16-18. Bolstering its Swiss heritage, the award-winning school – one of the only boarding schools in the region to offer the IB curriculum – is now delivering a Hospitality IB route for students wanting to ......read more

    Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Unveils Diverse Line-Up of Activities and Workshops in April

    Dubai, UAE, 5 April 2024: To promote knowledge and culture, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library announced a diverse program of activities, workshops, and events for the month of April, to meet the aspirations and interests of various segments of the public. The library will commence its activities by organising a panel discussion for the book ‘Human After Update’ by Sherif Arafa, in cooperation with the “Read and Enjoy” Book Club, managed by Dr. Jihan Mahmoud. It will also organise a Stop Motion Animation Workshop for children, with director Zeinab Jabr. The workshop will cover script writing, preparing scenes, character design, animation, photography, and post-production. On World Heritage Day, in cooperation with Filipino poets and writers, the library will organise an evening of Filipino poetry and folk ......read more

    WCM-Q students publish comprehensive research into microbiome-based diabetes therapies

    Doha – April 3, 2024: Students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have published a series of papers investigating the efficacy of microbiome-modulating therapeutics such as probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics for managing type 2 diabetes. Over a period of two years from 2021 to 2023, medical and pre-medical students at WCM-Q screened more than 10,000 scientific publications to collect, summarize and present results from randomized control trials. The resulting papers were published in world-renowned, peer-reviewed scientific journals in the fields of metabolism, nutrition and pharmacology, and have already amassed a total of 37 citations in a very short space of time. The studies were prompted by research in recent years which has shown that some microbiome-modulating therapies, such as supplements of probiotics ......read more

    Reading Month at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library A Journey of Creativity and Excellence to Support National Initiatives

    Dubai, UAE, 2 April 2024: As part of Reading Month, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library organised a series of events and initiatives to stimulate passion for reading and encourage community members to spend more time exploring the world of books and knowledge treasures. These events attracted nearly 30,000 visitors, with 3,000 books distributed to orphans and a total of 5,000 books read. This comes within the framework of the library’s vision and strategy to support the vision and aspirations of the UAE’s leadership to promote knowledge and culture. Vibrant Activities During Reading Month, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library was keen on organising enriching events and launching initiatives and programs targeting all age groups, to support its vision of creating a stimulating environment for reading and exchanging ......read more

    Carnegie Mellon team is first to represent Qatar at programming world championship

    Doha, Qatar, 02 April, 2024 –Three computer science students at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) have made history by becoming the first team to represent Qatar at the world championship of the International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC).  The team won the Qatar national competition in September, beating out more than 200 students for the top spot. They represented Qatar at the Africa-Arab regionals in Egypt, and after a strong showing they advanced to the world championship later this year. The winning team consists of computer science third-year student Andrey Genze, and seniors Ulan Seitkaliyev and Gulnaz Serikbay.  Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, said: “Computer science education in Qatar has come very far in just a few short years. The first Qatar national ......read more

    Biomedical research training opportunities for Qatari nationals and long-term residents: Applications now open

    Doha – April 2, 2024: Qatari nationals and long-term residents who have recently graduated from college are advised that applications are now open for the next cycle of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar's (WCM-Q) Biomedical Research Training Program for Nationals 2024. The program has been carefully designed to equip college graduates with the key research skills and experiences to allow them to begin building successful careers in biomedical research. The forthcoming cycle of this ten-month training program will run from September 1, 2024 until June 27, 2025. Participating graduates will work alongside WCM-Q's world-leading research scientists in the college's laboratories and will gain practical laboratory skills, research administration skills, and knowledge of how to conduct clinical research projects. There ......read more

    Distinguished Author and Academic Lydia Goehr Leads Diverse April Lineup at The NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

    Ranging from insightful talks on space activities to climate change and oceans to the film industry, the April lineup offers attendees a range of topics   Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 1, 2024: The NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Institute has announced a series of in-person talks and conferences for its April lineup. Attendees will gain valuable insights into a wide range of topics, which include the latest breakthroughs in tobacco research, the future of space activities, the evolving role of technology and music within the film industry, the lasting effects of climate change towards the world’s oceans, and a journey through the history of Jerusalem. Among some of the talks will be Romance and War/Music and Technology: From David Lean's Brief Encounter to His Lawrence of Arabia, which will take place on April 17 in ......read more

    MBZUAI appoints Professor Timothy Baldwin as the university's provost

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 1, 2024: Professor Timothy Baldwin has been appointed as the Provost of the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI). Professor Timothy Baldwin is a distinguished figure in the field of natural language processing (NLP), renowned globally for his ground-breaking contributions. Having served as the Department Chair of the NLP Department, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, and Acting Provost, Professor Baldwin has played an indispensable role in the rapid advancement of MBZUAI during the past two years. During his tenure, Professor Baldwin has spearheaded numerous initiatives that have significantly contributed to MBZUAI's growth and reputation. Some of his notable accomplishments include the establishment of three new academic departments namely robotics, ......read more

    Students of Sharjah Performing Arts Academy Perform Their Own Production and Execution For the First Time

    Sharjah, UAE, 29 March 2024: For the first time ever, the Sharjah Performing Arts Academy (SPAA) organised an artistic evening featuring live Arabic music and innovative performances, fully produced and executed by its talented production arts students. With different ages and nationalities, the event was attended by a large audience of art lovers and those interested in Arabic music and production arts. The evening highlighted the students' exceptional skills in stage management, sound, lighting, and live event planning and directing, efficiently and according to international standards. "We strive to lead inspiration in performing arts. We also seek to develop artistic talents through innovative education and creative performances locally and regionally, by providing a unique platform for students to display their ......read more

    DPS Modern Indian School wins Carnegie Mellon Qatar Pi Day competition

    340 students from 85 schools in Qatar compete in annual mathematics competition Doha, Qatar, 27 March, 2024 –The team from DPS Modern Indian School in Doha won the top prize for 2024 Pi Day Mathematics Competition at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q). The second place team was from DPS Monarch International School, with Mesaieed International School and Doha British School rounding out the top four. The CMU-Q Pi Day Mathematics Competition is an annual event that challenges the mathematical skills of high school students in Qatar. This year, 340 students from 85 schools in Qatar participated. Prizes were sponsored by Abu Issa Holding, a strategic partner of CMU-Q. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, emphasized the importance of a strong mathematical foundation: “Developing a strong understanding of mathematics ......read more

    Abu Dhabi School of Management launches Bachelor of Science in Management with a focus on AI

     The program serves as a strategic response to the rapid developments in the business sector It aims to drive the School's objectives to become a leading hub for entrepreneurship, management, and innovation in the region 26 March 2024 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Abu Dhabi School of Management (ADSM), one of the higher education institutions affiliated with the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI), announced the launch of its Bachelor of Science in Management (BScM) program. This comes in line with the School’s vision and goals to become a leading hub in entrepreneurship, management, and innovation in the region. The new program, which will commence in September, provides an exceptional and rich academic experience that contributes to developing the knowledge and skills necessary to make ......read more

    Carnegie Mellon Qatar graduating seniors join the alumni network

    Doha, Qatar, 25 March, 2024 –Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) introduced the Class of 2024 to the CMU-Q alumni network at a Ramadan event in Education City. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, welcomed the new class to the alumni network: “Class of 2024, in just a few weeks, you will begin the next stage of your career. While this is the end of your undergraduate journey, this is not the end of your connection with Carnegie Mellon. This is a vibrant network, and when you graduate, you will be part of it.” When the class graduates in May, the CMU-Q alumni network will include more than 1300 young professionals, most of whom live and work in Qatar. Worldwide, there are about 115,000 Carnegie Mellon alumni.

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    Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Showcases its Latest Technologies at International Library and Technology Festival in Turkey

    Dubai, UAE, 24 March 2024: Within the framework of its strategy and vision to exchange experiences globally, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library participated, for the first time, in the International Library and Technology Festival in Turkey. The festival is organised under the slogan “The Key to the Digital Future: Artificial Intelligence Based Smart Libraries”, from 23 to 27 March, with the participation of a group of experts, innovators, and specialists in public libraries. This participation comes in line with the vision of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library to nurture academic and practical cooperation with libraries, information centres, and archives globally. It also aims to create a real opportunity to exchange technical information and closely link it to library science, in addition to direct communication with ......read more

    Match Day joy for final-year WCM-Q students

    Doha – March 24, 2024: Students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) due to graduate later this year celebrated a highly successful Match Day, gaining places on residency training programs at some of the world’s best healthcare institutions. The fourth-year medical students gathered for a ceremony to hear that members of the class had matched at prestigious institutions including Hamad Medical Corporation, Sidra Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Yale New Haven Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, Case Western University Hospital, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, the University of Michigan, and many others. The medical specialties the soon-to-be doctors of the Class of 2024 will be pursuing once they receive their MD degrees are anatomical pathology, anesthesiology, dermatology, ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Forges 3 Strategic MoUs with International Partners to Foster Unique Learning Opportunities for Students

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 21 March 2024: In line with its ongoing efforts to foster an exceptional academic journey for students, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has forged three new partnerships with leading international academic institutions focused on nurturing students’ educational experience through providing innovative teaching and learning approaches as well as dynamic exchange programs. The partnerships were confirmed through the signing of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with each of the universities including the University of Essex, the Notre Dame University-Louaize, Lebanon (NDU) and Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) (CU). Over the past years, ADU has continued to offer students and community members cutting-edge and internationally accredited programs in reflection of its commitment to academic excellence. Through ......read more

    Carnegie Mellon Qatar honors 172 students for academic excellence

    CMU-Q celebrates student achievements in fall 2023 semester   Doha, Qatar, xx March, 2024 –Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation (QF) partner university, honored 172 students for academic excellence in the fall 2023 semester. The Dean’s List ceremony takes place twice a year to acknowledge student achievement based on grades from the previous semester.    The Dean’s List for the fall 2023 semester included 20 first-year students, 41 sophomore students, 51 junior students and 60 senior students.    Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, touched on the significance of the ceremony and the importance of celebrating students’ commitment to excellence.   “We gather as an educational community to recognize our students’ hard work and achievement, ......read more

    Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Organises Unique Activities to Celebrate Emirati Children's Da

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 March 2024: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library organised a series of activities, with the participation of a group of Emirati children authors, to celebrate Emirati Children's Day 2024, under the slogan "The Right to Protection". The celebration aimed to raise awareness about children's rights, and to support their growth in a healthy, safe, and supportive environment that fosters the advancement of the UAE. The first of these activities was a discussion session by the children's librarian, Shatha Nasser, who highlighted print stories and the role of parents in encouraging their children's passion for reading, learning, and writing. The session also featured reading the stories of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ......read more

    Innoventures Education girl students win prestigious global and regional honours in philanthropy, business and tech

    DIA EH student Netra Venkatesh is the only person from the UAE to win the renowned Legacy Award from this year’s The Diana Award. Four Innoventures Education students placed third in the prestigious Harvard Crimson Global Case Study Competition, beating over 800 teams from across the world. Eight students successfully graduate from the UAE’s Swift Accelerator program by Sandooq Al Watan. Dubai, UAE; 19 March 2024: Innoventures Education is celebrating a wave of outstanding achievements by its exceptional female students. Netra Venkatesh, a 17-year-old powerhouse at DIA Emirates Hills, is the only person from the UAE recognized with the prestigious Legacy Award at the 25th Anniversary of The Diana Award ceremony in London. Presented by Prince William and Prince Harry, the award honours young people who exemplify ......read more

    Third cohort of Arab women scientists graduates from ICBA's regional fellowship program

    Dubai, UAE, 15 March 2024 – The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) organized today a special ceremony to celebrate International Women’s Day and the graduation of the third cohort of fellows of the Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture (AWLA) program at its headquarters. Being the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa, AWLA is designed to empower women researchers from across the region to spearhead positive changes in agriculture, food production and environmental sustainability while addressing the challenges they face in their careers. H.E. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for COP28, President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Chair of ICBA’s Board of Directors, said: “Although women constitute, on average, about 43 percent ......read more

    EAA Foundation and Awqaf Host Celebratory Iftar for Outstanding Students and Additional Partnerships Through the Al Fakhoora's Qatar Scholarship Programme

    The programme continues its mission to assist marginalized families in Qatar by offering scholarships to expatriate youth for higher education at esteemed local universities March 18, 2024 (Doha, Qatar) – The Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and the General Directorate of Endowments (Awqaf) hosted a celebratory Iftar at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel for beneficiaries of the Qatar Scholarship programme. This year's event is marked by the introduction of over 100 new scholarship recipients, the commendation of 36 remarkable graduates, and the celebration of 57 students for their academic excellence during the 2023-2024 academic year. The General Directorate of Endowments (Awqaf) and the Education Above All Foundation are proud to announce the attendance of esteemed representatives from partner ......read more

    Ajman University is the First Private and Non-profit University in the UAE and Arab Region to be Awarded Accreditation by WASC Senior College and University Commission (USA)

    Ajman, March 7, 2024 – Ajman University has set a groundbreaking precedent by becoming the first private and non-profit university in the UAE and the entire Arab region to be awarded accreditation from WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), a prestigious accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This historic achievement highlights the University’s commitment to delivering high-caliber education and marks a significant milestone in its journey towards global recognition and academic excellence. WSCUC accreditation signifies an institution's adherence to rigorous academic standards, commitment to continuous improvement, and dedication to fulfilling its mission while preparing students for life after graduation. It is a hallmark of distinction that assures students, parents, and ......read more

    Education Above All Foundation (EAA) Partners with Sidra Medicine to Enhance Mental Health Services for Assalam Schools' Students

    13 March 2024, Doha, Qatar -The Education Above All Foundation (EAA), in agreement with Sidra Medicine, announced an initiative to provide critical mental health support to Assalam Schools in Qatar students. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in EAA’s commitment to ensuring the well-being of vulnerable and low-income students, enabling them to access quality mental health services.  The Assalam Schools, initiated under the Together Project by the Education Above All Foundation, established through tri-party agreements with Qatar’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education and various donor bodies, serve a critical role in providing education to students who are unable to access public or private schooling due to financial, logistical, or other barriers. Currently, five Assalam Schools cater to a ......read more

    Inaugural Innovation in Education: UAE Schools' Summit Sparks Conversation on Schools and How to Explore AI-Driven Educational Solutions

    Summit focused on key topics such as security, data access, responsible use of AI, elevated personalized education, and overall life readiness / workforce development Firsthand insights and findings about UAE schools and AI-based edtech revealed during summit Specifically designed to help unite the education sector’s thought-leaders and schools from across the Emirates, Summit aims to chart course towards brighter future Dubai, UAE – March 13, 2024 - PowerSchool, a leading provider of cloud-based software for K-12 education in North America, hosted the first edition of its ‘Innovation in Education: UAE Schools’ Summit at Dunecrest American School in Dubai. Held in collaboration with Esol Education, a leading company specializing in K-12 international education in the Middle East, Mediterranean and ......read more

    CMU-Q develops region-specific business courses

    Doha, Qatar – March 12, 2023: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) has introduced three new business administration courses that were developed specifically for the Gulf region. Beginning in the spring 2024 semester, students can take courses in Islamic finance, Islamic economics, and innovation and entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, believes it is crucial for business administration graduates from the Qatar campus to have a nuanced understanding of the local business environment. “The Gulf region has so many opportunities for our graduates, and we want to provide our students with the knowledge to be successful in a wide range of sectors,” said Trick. “Our faculty members frequently adapt courses to include regionally relevant examples, and these three new offerings ......read more

    30 High school students explore careers in medicine at WCM-Q

    Doha – March 12, 2024: Thirty high school students experienced on-campus life as medical students, and got a chance to explore the prospect of a career in medicine during Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar's (WCM-Q) Qatar Medical Explorer Program (QMEP). QMEP is part of WCM-Q's enrichment programs and is offered by WCM-Q's Office of Student Outreach & Educational Development. To join the program, students who have demonstrated academic excellence, particularly in the sciences and mathematics, are nominated by their high school counselor and teachers. During the weeklong program, grade 10 and 11 students are exposed to various sessions that accurately reproduce the experiences of current WCM-Q students, with classes in biology, chemistry, anatomy, surgery, and research. The students also experience WCM-Q's ......read more

    Under the slogan Excellence Race Needs the Excellent Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Medical and Educational Sciences Announces the Launch of the New Cycle of its Aw

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 12, 2024: Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Medical and Educational Sciences announced the commencement of the 2024/2025 cycle of its educational awards at the local level, along with the opening of nominations through its website. His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation, stated: "We are proud to launch the new cycle of the Foundation's awards under the slogan inspired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai (may God protect him), ' Excellence Race Needs the Excellent'. This motto underscores the importance of excellence and innovation in development and advancement, especially in the education sector, which serves as the foundation for societal ......read more

    HBMSU welcomes Joint Command and Staff College delegation to discuss bilateral cooperation prospects

    UAE – March 11, 2024: Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) recently welcomed a delegation from the Joint Command and Staff College to jointly explore potential prospects for cooperation. The delegation was received by HBMSU’s representatives, led by Prof. Nabil Baydoun, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. The visit aimed to explore avenues for collaboration, with a focus on innovation, excellence, and empowering youth to shape the future. Additionally, these collaborations hold the promise of enhancing academic, scientific, and research capabilities while facilitating extensive expertise exchange and bolstering the country's leadership across diverse fields. During the visit, The Joint Command and Staff College delegation received a comprehensive briefing on Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University's ......read more

    GEMS World Academy Dubai welcomes Ban Ki-moon and Dr Heinz Fischer to Model United Nations

    GWA’s largest MUN Conference to date involves 730 students from 25 schools 2024 event marks fourth visit of eighth UN Secretary-General to Dubai school Attending students also have opportunity to hear from 11th President of Austria Dubai, UAE: GEMS World Academy – Dubai’s largest Model United Nations Conference to date, held 8-10 March, saw the return to the school of celebrated statesman Ban Ki-moon, the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, joined by Dr Heinz Fischer, the 11th President of the Republic of Austria. The annual three-day event saw more than 730 students from 25 schools across the UAE gather at the IB continuum school in Dubai to debate key topics around this year’s theme of ‘Catalyst of Our Generation: The Technological Revolution and Youth Engagement in Political ......read more

    AUS symposium explores digital humanities' impact on Arab/Islamic scholarship

    Sharjah, UAE., March 11, 2024 – With the emergence of digital humanities revolutionizing academic research globally, enabling unprecedented exploration of literary texts and media, the American University of Sharjah (AUS) Department of Arabic and Translation Studies recently hosted the symposium The Praxis of Digital Humanities: Expanding Horizons and Transforming Scholarship in the Arab/Islamic World, showcasing innovative intersections between digital technologies and Arab/Islamic scholarship.  Digital humanities encompass the interdisciplinary field of study that merges humanities disciplines with digital technologies, employing computational methods to analyze cultural artifacts and texts. The aim is to enhance understanding of all human cultural products, old and new, through collaborative research and the power of ......read more

    Education Above All Foundation, in Collaboration with Qatar Red Crescent and with designs by Zaha Hadid Architects, Launches Katara Village, a Pioneering Shelter and Education Proj

    10 March 2024, Doha, Qatar - Marking a significant milestone in humanitarian and developmental efforts in areas affected by displacement and conflict, the Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, one of the largest global institutions in development and education, in collaboration with Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and with designs by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), has inaugurated Katara Village in Qabasin, northeast of Al-Bab in northern Syria. This initiative underscores the foundation's commitment to providing education and shelter for vulnerable populations worldwide. Katara Village is an embodiment of innovation and hope, aimed at offering displaced families a decent life beyond the constraints of refugee camps. Constructed to meet the highest humanitarian and environmental standards, the village features educational, health, ......read more

    MoneyGram Haas F1 Team and U.S. Consulate Jeddah Celebrates International Women's Day with Jeddah High School Students

    U.S. Formula 1 Team's Junior Aerodynamics Engineer, Anna Saad, spoke to hundreds of Saudi students about STEM subjects and career opportunities in motorsport Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - (March 8th) – MoneyGram Haas F1 Team - the only American team on the Formula 1 grid – joined forces with the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah and the Saudi Motorsport Company (SMC) – Promoter of the FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2024 – to showcase the many career opportunities in motorsport to hundreds of students on the eve of F1's return to the Kingdom. The team's Junior Aerodynamics Engineer, Anna Saad, participated in a special Q&A with Fatima Alramadan at a special event hosted at Jeddah's Al Andalus International School to mark International Women's Day. The lively and engaging discussion was ......read more

    Pre-med 1 students present research posters at annual event

    Doha – March 6, 2024: First-year pre-medical students gained valuable experience of research when they rounded off the work of two semesters by presenting their findings at an open poster session. A total of 56 students, working in groups of two and three, executed independent research projects from beginning to end, from carrying out a literature review and formulating a question and a hypothesis, to conducting experiments in the laboratory, gathering and analyzing the data, writing up the results and finally presenting their findings to fellow students and WCM-Q faculty. The projects investigated the antimicrobial effects of a variety of herbs, spices and other natural products traditionally used to prevent or treat infections. To do this, the students cultivated several different species of bacteria in nutrient agar in ......read more

    Umm Al Qura University and Lenovo Collaborate to Transform Educational Experiences in the Kingdom

    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 5, 2024 - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: On the sidelines of LEAP 2024, Umm Al Qura University (UQU), Makkah’s leading higher education institution, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Lenovo, the world’s largest IT and Solutions provider. The partnership comes as part of a broader effort led by the university to prepare students for a knowledge-based economy, empowering youth, and driving the labour market in the Kingdom. In alignment with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and its resolute focus on empowering the nation’s youth, the new agreement will see Lenovo and UQU working together to launch a ‘Professional Supervision Program’. The initiative is designed to offer students a firsthand experience of the professional landscape and work environments. It will also offer ......read more

    MoHAP hosts two training workshops on how to promote health in schools & manage childhood obesity.

    Workshops to promote a healthy lifestyle in schools and help combat childhood obesity. Conducted in cooperation with relevant authorities within the framework of a multisectoral national plan and aligned with best practices and WHO guidelines. Dubai March 5th,2024: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), in collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, has organized two training workshops: "Health Promoting Schools (HPS)" and "The basics of effective health communication for childhood obesity management,” to develop an action plan that bolsters the health system's efficiency in collaboration with relevant bodies. The action plan falls within the framework of a multi-sectoral national strategy to encourage healthy lifestyles in schools and tackle childhood obesity in ......read more

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    UAE's Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany becomes first person from Middle East to receive Energy Institute's prestigious President's Award

    London – England. 1 March 2024 – Her Excellency Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany, the UAE’s Permanent Representative to the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), received the Energy Institute’s President’s Award, in recognition of her outstanding efforts to accelerate the energy transition, renewable energy advocacy and breaking gender barriers to encourage more women to enter the energy sector at the local, regional and international level.   Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany becomes the first figure from the Middle East to receive the Energy Institute’s most ......read more

    AUS hosts ASQ EMEA 2024, driving quality excellence forward

    Sharjah, UAE, February 29, 2024 – Organized by the American Society of Quality (ASQ)-EMEA region and hosted by American University of Sharjah (AUS), the 2024 American Society for Quality EMEA Conference (ASQ EMEA 2024) drew over 150 delegates from around the globe, facilitating discussions on cutting-edge advancements in quality engineering and management. Renowned industry experts and researchers delivered keynote speeches, covering a spectrum of topics such as quality management, excellence programs, standards, innovation and digital transformation. Preconference workshops explored ......read more

    First DNA study of ancient Eastern Arabians reveals malaria adaptation - study

    People living in ancient Eastern Arabia appear to have developed resistance to malaria following the appearance of agriculture in the region around five thousand years ago, a new study reveals.   DNA analysis of the remains of four individuals from Tylos-period Bahrain (300 BCE to 600 CE) - the first ancient genomes from Eastern Arabia - revealed the malaria-protective G6PD Mediterranean mutation in three samples.   The discovery of the G6PD Mediterranean mutation in ancient Bahrainis suggests that many people in the region’s ancient populations may have enjoyed ......read more

    The Arab Youth Center organises a forum that brings together students from Chinese universities and institutes and participants in the young Arab leadership training program

    Abu Dhabi, 25 February 2024: The Arab Youth Center organised a special forum that brought together a delegation of students from the most prominent Chinese universities and institutes, participants in the young Arab leadership training program, as well as a number of experts from the United Nations, Chinese universities and institutes, to review the projects and work strategy at the Arab youth center that focus on promoting positive citizenship and devoting a sense of active citizenship among Arab youth in their communities, strengthening their connection with their Arabic language and ......read more

    Swiss International School in Dubai

    Global in outlook, bilingual in approach, Swiss in culture, and yet firmly rooted in the local community of Dubai that's Swiss International School in Dubai, or SISD. The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai (SISD), Dubai's first bilingual International Baccalaureate School, opened in 2015, and is the largest Swiss school outside Switzerland. The school is a leading international day and boarding school where future generations are inspired to become confident and enthusiastic lifelong learners, properly prepared to embrace all the opportunities and challenges life ......read more

    The American University of Beirut and Queen Rania Teacher Academy Partner to Strengthen the Quality of Education in the Arab World

    Beirut, Thursday, February 15, 2024: The American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at bolstering the quality of education in the Arab world. The agreement was signed on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at the QRTA headquarters in Amman, Jordan, and has brought together stakeholders from both institutions, as well as distinguished guests and members of the media.   The MoU marks the beginning of a new era in the realm of education, defined by collaboration, innovation, and a united vision for a brighter ......read more

    ZAYED AWARD FOR HUMAN FRATERNITY AND NEW YORK UNIVERSITY ABU DHABI SIGN MOU AHEAD OF LAUNCH OF JOINT PROGRAM SOUNDS OF HUMAN FRATERNITY'

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 14 February 2024: Secretary General His Excellency Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam and New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Vice Chancellor Marit Westermann have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen mutual cooperation and establish joint projects and activities to promote the values of human fraternity. The MoU marks the launch of the joint program ‘Sounds of Human Fraternity’, as a music-driven platform aimed at empowering creative expression centered around the pillars of human fraternity. The MoU ......read more

    Trailblazing Leadership - Brighton College Dubai Celebrates Stability, Excellence and Innovation

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 February 2024: Celebrating a remarkable journey to educational excellence, Brighton College Dubai proudly acknowledges the pivotal role played by its stable and steadfast leadership team. Since its opening in 2018, the premier British curriculum school in Dubai has consistently demonstrated its unwavering commitment to academic brilliance for its pupils, supported by an exceptional team of teachers and staff.   In a region, where leadership turnovers in schools are commonplace, Brighton College Dubai stands out as a beacon of stability and enduring ......read more

    Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Commemorates The Poet of Life: Mohammed bin Hadir on 15 February

    Dubai, UAE, 11 February 2024: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library will host a poetry evening to revive the legacy of the late poet Mohammed bin Hadir, one of the iconic symbols of Arabic poetry, on Thursday, 15 February, at 7 pm. This comes within the framework of its strategy and vision to revive culture, enhance literary legacy, enrich cultural life, and encourage intellectual and literary interaction among community members. The panel discussion reviving his legacy will be presented by Dr. Shihab Ghanem, a poet and critic known for his research in Arabic literature, and Mouwfaq Al-Ani, ......read more

    Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Organises An Innovation Journey' Exhibition in Celebration of Innovation Month

    Dubai, UAE, 10 February 2024: Driven by its commitment to supporting creativity and innovation, and in conjunction with Innovation Month, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library is organising ‘An Innovation Journey’ exhibition under the slogan “A World of Innovation... A Journey Towards the Future”. Held until 29 February, the exhibition offers a unique opportunity to explore the world of books and creative ideas. Dr. Mohammed Salem AlMazrooei, Board Member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation, said: “The exhibition reflects our vision to support ......read more

    Mohammed Bin Rashid Library and Cineolio Host Free Cinenight on 16 February

    Dubai, UAE, 9 February 2024: Driven by its vision to promote art and culture in society, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library (MBRL), in cooperation with the Cineolio, will organise a cinenight where it will present a selection of five short films representing different cultures. The event will be held on Friday, 16 February, at the indoor theatre. The films that are scheduled for screening are Big Day by Ahmed Samir, which will take the audience on a journey into the local culture through rumors about a groom’s escape on his wedding day, and Dark Cloud by Kevin George, an expressive ......read more

    Zayed Award for Human Fraternity Convenes Young Leaders and High-Level Experts from Around the World in Second Annual Roundtable

    The second edition of the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity Roundtable served as a platform for the award’s honorees and judging committee members to engage with the future generation of leaders on how best to overcome human fraternity challenges in communities around the world. 2024 honorees – Indonesian organizations Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah, world-renowned cardiac surgeon Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, and grassroots leader Sister Nelly Leon Correa – shared their insights on advancing the values of human fraternity.   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, ......read more

    Sheikh Nahyan joins GEMS Education to launch major new global movement to put Family First'

    All 45 schools in the UAE and Qatar will offer family-focused classroom projects New movement for change will place a top priority on caring for elderly relatives Programme fits GEMS’ mission to deliver a holistic education for all its students   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: For the last 65 years, GEMS Education has been putting ‘Family First’ at the heart of its teaching, and today the UAE’s largest private education provider announced plans to incorporate this core principle in a new movement for global change while supporting the UAE ......read more

    Best School Librarians of UAE honoured at special ceremony in Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

    Dubai, UAE, 9 February 2024: In a prestigious ceremony held this week at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (31 Jan-6 February 2024) the winners of the School Librarian of the Year Awards were announced. The highly-prized awards are presented by the Emirates Literature Foundation, in association with The Executive Council of Dubai, to recognise those individuals who have shown exceptional commitment in promoting reading for pleasure among their students and in raising academic and literacy standards in the school. The ceremony was attended by HE Aisha Miran, Director General of ......read more

    Young enjoy their OUP Story Writing Competition win at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2024

    Dubai, UAE, 08 February 2024:  The next generation of writing talent, the winners of the Oxford University Press (OUP) Story Writing Competition, were honoured at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in a special prizegiving ceremony. The annual competition is a fixture of the academic calendar with almost 4,000 students from the UAE sending in their entries this year. Students were invited to write their stories prompted by this year’s competition theme ‘Beginnings’. The competition runs in Arabic and in English and is divided into age-specific categories: 11 ......read more

    Book in a Box competition winners announced at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2024

    Dubai, UAE, 7 February 2024: For the second year in a row, winners of the Book in a Box competition were celebrated in the last stretch of the 16th edition of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. The competition, which is sponsored by Arcadia School, invited all primary schools in the UAE to choose a book, or scene from a book, and create a visual representation of it using only recyclable materials. Book in a Box winners: Liwa International School, Girls, Class 1 A EduFans. Book: Miss Fox’s Class Goes Green by Eileen Spinelli Athan School, First Grade Section 2. ......read more

    Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai Children's Letter Writing Competiton Winners Announced At Emirates Litfest Podium

    Dubai, UAE, 5 February 2024: The craft of fine handwriting was celebrated today at The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature with a special ceremony to honour the winners of the Royal Grammar School (RGS) Guildford Dubai Children’s Letter Writing Competition.      Celebrating beautiful penmanship, the RGS Guildford Dubai Children’s Letter Writing Competition gives young people the chance to show off their letter writing skills, recognising both the aesthetic of fine handwriting and the art of composing a well-crafted message. Participants were asked to write ......read more

    Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai Marks Memorable Visit by Best-selling Author and Esteemed Children's Advocate Baroness Floella Benjamin

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 05 February 2024: Last week, RGS Guildford Dubai had the honour of hosting Baroness Floella Benjamin OM DBE, the esteemed actress, presenter, author and children's advocate, as part of her participation in this year's Emirates Literature Festival.   During her time at RGS Guildford Dubai, took Baroness Benjamin embarked on a special tour of the campus, with a notable stop at the school's library. She captivated the pupils by providing a reading session with excerpts from her renowned books, Keep Smiling and Coming to England. Pupils from year ......read more

    HBMSU Welcomes Ministry of Defence Delegation to Strengthen Partnership in Advancing Digital Transformation in Education

    February 04, 2024: Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) recently hosted, a delegation from the Ministry of Defence to jointly explore opportunities for advancing digital transformation in the education sector. The University representatives engaged with the delegation and presented the prospects for collaboration, which could significantly impact innovation, excellence, and the acceleration of a more advanced, flexible, and sustainable learning model. The University is actively pursuing collaborations with both government and private entities to foster digital transformation in ......read more

    Emirates Aviation University and Boeing Ignite Passion for Aeronautical Careers

    Dubai, UAE, 29 January 2024: 202 students from 24 UAE schools made a splash at Emirates Aviation University’s seventh Water Rocket Competition, held in collaboration with Boeing.   Students in grades 11 and 12 from schools across the UAE built rockets using materials at hand. Each year, the challenge for participants is to launch water rockets at a 45-degree angle, powered solely by water and air pressure. Students design creative nose cones and fins for enhanced impact protection. During the competition they also learn how to reduce, reuse, and recycle. This year, teams had ......read more

    ELF Publishing Launches Eight Books at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2024

    The publications – which are a mix of original titles and translated work - shine a spotlight on local and locally based talent and showcases stories from the region on an international level Dubai, 31 January, 2024: In line with their mission to publish stories about the region from Emiratis and expatriates and to capture the stories of times gone by and preserve the oral history of the region in written form, ELF Publishing, the publishing arm of Emirates Literature Foundation, is launching eight titles at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2024.  In the poetry ......read more

    Bookmark this: Sessions to look out for at the Emirates Litfest 2024

    With more than 150 of the world’s most sought-after authors and literary personalities attending the Emirates LitFest 2024, starting from January 31, 2024, until February 6, 2024, the event will be host to incredible sessions and talks across all genres. This will be the 16th edition of the festival, the biggest celebration of stories in the Arab region and one of the top literary festivals in the world. Here are some of the sessions to look forward to are the Conversations with Aanchal Malhotra as well as Ben Okri along with Discovery Talks by Martin Puchner, Nizar Habash, Deena ......read more

    ADU's College of Engineering Hosts the First RoboCar Maze Competition in its Al Ain Campus

    Translating its commitment to nurture critical thinking and innovation among its student body,   • The competition was sponsored by Technology Innovation Institute (TII)   UAE, Abu Dhabi, 29 January 2024: In a bid to foster innovation among school students, Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Engineering – Al Ain campus hosted its first ever RoboCar Maze Competition under the theme ‘Mechatronics: The Future of Mechanical Engineering,’ with the participation of over 72 students representing 18 schools from Al Ain City. The competition ......read more

    Henkel Continues to Spark Global STEM Research Excitement for Children Through Forscherwelt Initiative

    The initiative has grown into a global effort, engaging over 100,000 children worldwide Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 January 2024 — Henkel, the driving force behind the innovative Forscherwelt initiative, is fostering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education for children worldwide. In a groundbreaking move towards international collaboration, 13 Forscherwelt trainers and Henkel colleagues from the UAE and select Forscherwelt initiatives around the world gathered at Henkel’s Global headquarters in Dsseldorf. With its regional headquarters in ......read more

    ADU's College of Law Collaborates with Contractus House LTD to Advance Legal Education

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 January 2024: Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Law and Contractus House LTD UK, a consultancy company specialized in legal and strategic services, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at enhancing students’ knowledge, skills, and capabilities in the legal field. The MoU will witness both parties collaborate to train future lawyers and enhance their educational experience to prepare them for their future careers.  The agreement was signed by Professor Ghassan Aouad, Chancellor of ADU, and Nayla Sleiman Al-Obeidli, Partner and Director ......read more

    Raffles International School Students Achieve Global Awards for Exceptional 2023 A Level and iGCSE Performance

    • RIS students achieve highest marks in the world and in the U.A.E. • GCSE Maths topper in the world is Abdul Rehman Rizwan is a RIS student • Gana Elkhapery achieved the Highest Mark in the UAE for iGCSE Biology • Francesco Felli achieved the Highest Mark in the Middle East for Advanced Level Italian   Dubai, UAE; 5 January 2024:  Students from Raffles International School (RIS) have been awarded the global Outstanding Pearson Learner Awards (OPLA) for their exceptional performance in the highly competitive A Level and iGCSE 2023 summer ......read more

    MBZUAI contributes to World-leading GenAI, Open-source Initiatives, and a Pipeline of Talented Practitioners in 2023

    Record high-quality research output catapults CSRankings to 18th globally      United Arab Emirates, December 27, 2023: The impact of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) has continued to positively impact industry throughout 2023, and Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) has played an increasingly prominent role as part of the global research community.   Delivering a state-of-the-university address this month at the university’s Masdar City campus, President and University Professor, Eric Xing, highlighted MBZUAI’s ......read more

    The University of Europe for Applied Sciences in Dubai forges a Strategic Partnership with DHL Global Forwarding to Elevate Student Success

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 19 December, 2023: The University of Europe for Applied Sciences, one of Germany’s most renowned private universities and the first German university to establish a campus in Dubai, proudly announces a strategic partnership with DHL Global Forwarding, the freight specialist arm of DHL Group. The partnership between the University of Europe for Applied Sciences in Dubai and DHL Global Forwarding aims to deliver UE students exceptional practical experiences, enhancing tertiary offerings, and equipping graduates for the job market.   Renowned for ......read more

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