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

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

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

    The University has launched an initiative not only to reduce but to recycle 100% of PET Plastics   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 October 2019:  Middlesex University Dubai is the first University in the UAE to be part of a sustainable system for recycling 'waste' back into everyday products, such as clothing and accessories. The University is partnering with #SimplyBottles, a programme that recycles PET plastic and reduces plastic pollution.  The initiative, launched by the Institute of Sustainable Development (ISD) at Middlesex University Dubai, will encourage its staff and students to increase the recycling of plastic water bottles in the UAE, increase environmental sustainability practices through behavioural change and eliminate the use of Single Use Plastic (SUP) on campus.  “As a ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 10, 2019:    Save the Children Jordan and the MIT Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (MIT J-WEL), in collaboration with the Jordanian Ministry of Education, Community Jameel and Dubai Cares, the UAE-based global philanthropic organization,  launched the Transforming Refugee Education Towards Excellence (TREE) program aimed at tackling the challenges encountered in primary and secondary education in Jordan.  The program is one of Save the Children’s many educational programs, using innovative methodologies and tools benefiting teachers on a personal and professional level. After completing the training, teachers can apply these tools in the classroom so that students improve their academic achievement. This pilot program is intended to benefit 745,000 students in ......read more

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

    • The university has seen high demand for OET at their examination centre for healthcare sector in Alexandria • University plans to open up their Second test centre in Giza   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 10, 2019:   Cambridge Assessment English, a part of University of Cambridge has seen a great demand from Egyptian doctors for the Occupational English Test (OET), the English language test of the healthcare sector at the examination center of Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport university in Alexandria. The International Examination Centre in Alexandria has been offering the OET test for the past four years.   Since 2013, OET has been owned by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment, a venture between Cambridge Assessment English and Box Hill ......read more

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

    • New resource offers students online and offline college and career guidance • Services aimed at helping students find their best-fit pathway to post-secondary education and beyond     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 08, 2019:    GEMS Education and its UniConnect division have partnered with My Path to Uni (MPTU), a new consortium of high-profile education providers offering both online and offline best-practice college and career guidance resources and services to students. This is the first resource of its kind in the region, offering a one-stop-shop for students to access a comprehensive range of services and tools needed for academic and career success, adapted to the student’s individual needs and best-fit pathway.   As well as providing virtual support through its ......read more

    FNC Winner Hind Alaleeli Proud to be AU Alumni

    Ajman-UAE: October 07, 2019 – “I am so proud and honored to be an Alumni of Ajman University (AU).” This is how Hind Humaid bin Hindi Alaleeli, one of the two winners of the emirate of Ajman in the recent Federal National Council (FNC) elections, reacted while meeting AU chancellor and faculty on Monday. Paying special tributes to AU faculty, Alaleeli, who has recently earned her PhD in law from a prestigious university in Egypt, said her professors have played a key role in building up her knowledge, culture and character. “The sincere advice and knowledge they have imparted to me have had a significant impact on my professional and social excellence,” she said, wishing to join AU again, yet as a professor. AU Chancellor, Dr Karim Seghir, congratulated Alaleeli on her astounding success, ......read more

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

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

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

    Sharjah, October 5, 2019:  The University of Sharjah (UOS) and the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) have announced that the financial value of the 4th edition of the Sharjah Chamber’s Award for Innovators has been doubled to AED 100000 instead of AED 50000. This came during a press conference held recently to announce the launch of the 4th edition of the Sharjah Chamber’s Award for Innovators, which is sponsored by the SCCI and organized by the University of Sharjah. The press conference also included introducing a new category of the award dedicated to academic research, in addition to extending the scope of the award to cover all innovators from different UAE universities and grade 12 students in the Emirate of Sharjah. The aim of these amendments is to make the award a scientific umbrella for ......read more

    Sheikh Saqr Government Excellence Program supports another group of outstanding students with scholarships

    Program in line with the Vision of H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi to enhance human capital across Ras Al Khaimah   845 ‘future leaders’ benefit from the Program in various fields of study, both within the UAE and internationally     October 1, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates: The Sheikh Saqr Program for Government Excellence, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, is helping to improve competitiveness in Ras Al Khaimah across various fields by developing its human capital and granting scholarships to distinguished students, providing them with a platform in which to grow their academic knowledge and practical skills.    To achieve the vision of Sheikh Saud to enhance the ......read more

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

    • A groundbreaking edutainment format in partnership with Nikon  • Produced locally and directed by acclaimed Emirati director Omar Butti • First of-a-kind Arabic reality TV series for children 7-13 years  • Airing now at 5:00pm UAE time/4:00pm KSA time   Abu Dhabi, UAE October 1, 2019:  National Geographic Abu Dhabi, announced today the release of National Geographic Kids Abu Dhabi ‘Fel Sora’ - the region’s first Arabic-language reality TV series for children 7-13 years.    The groundbreaking National Geographic Kids Abu Dhabi series is in partnership with Nikon, as both parties thought it was the most natural progression and expansion of “I am a Nat Geo Photographer” series, that they have closely developed together over the ......read more

    AU Team Wins Top Spot in James Dyson Award

    Ajman-UAE: September 29, 2019:   Ajman University (AU) made it happen again! A team of students and graduates at the College of Engineering and Information Technology have shinned in the James Dyson Award with their "Vita-CAM" project. The smart phone application, using artificial intelligence to detect vitamin deficiency in humans by taking pictures of their eyes, lips and tongue, has won the first spot in the local level of the international award.   Earlier, the team, including Ahmed Saifeldeen, Mohamed Ait Gacem, Saifeldeen Alghlayini, and Eng. Wessam Shehieb, an Assistant Lecturer at the AU College of Engineering and Information Technology, won first places at the UAE Hackathon. The team is now qualified for the next round alongside all other winners from all over the world; in countries where ......read more

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

    • In celebration of World Teachers Day on October 5, the Qudwa Ideas_Lab hosts an array of education leaders, experts, and teachers to shape strategies to teach for global competence • H.E. Hussain Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, H.E. Dr. Ahmad Bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Higher Education, H.E. Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman and Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, H.E. Dr. Saeed Musabah Al Kaabi, Chairman of the Sharjah Education Council, and H.E. Ali bin Abdul Khaliq Al-Qarni, Director General of the Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States, as well as various experts and partners will attend the Lab   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 30 September 2019:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al ......read more

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

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

    AU Supports Bright Dentistry Students with New Scholarship

    Ajman-UAE: Sept. 24, 2019:   Ajman University (AU) and Dr. Majd Naji, Chairman of Liberty Medical Group (LMG), as part of their social responsibility towards students, have launched an all new scholarship.  The promising scheme, named: “Dr. Majd Naji Endowed Scholarship”, targets bright students in the College of Dentistry.   The move followed a landmark agreement signed by both parties to establish the new scholarship that provides, in perpetuity, an annual scholarship at the College of Dentistry of Ajman University.  AU Chancellor Dr Karim Seghir said Ajman University spares no effort to spread the ‘Make it happen’ spirit in every nook and corner, and “support all students, particularly those who are brilliant and face challenges, to help them continue their studies, ......read more

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

    AUD ranked as the #1 university in the UAE for employability by QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings AUD is the world’s top university for its diverse faculty by QS World University Rankings    22 September 2019, Dubai, UAE: The American University in Dubai (AUD) has been ranked as the #1 and best university in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for employability in the QS Graduate World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings, highlighting the success of the university’s efforts to bridge the gap between academic study and employment.    AUD has also been ranked as the #1 university in terms of international faculty and the #3 university in terms of international students, where it continues to ......read more

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

    62 new students representing 18 nationalities take Hippocratic Oath and start their journey towards career in medicine    UAE, 17 September, 2019:  Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine & Health Sciences (MBRU) accepted its fourth cohort of students for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program celebrating them at the 4th MBRU White Coat Ceremony in the presence of Her Excellency Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, UAE Minister of State for Advanced Sciences. In line with its mission to advance health in the UAE and the region through an innovative and integrated academic health system, MBRU welcomed 62 students representing 18 nationalities, taking the total number of MBBS undergraduates to more than 200. This year’s MBRU White Coat Ceremony expanded its reach to welcome ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 16, 2019:   For every parent, the moment their child is accepted onto their dream course at their first choice University is a time of great pride and excitement for the future. What is perhaps not talked about so often, is how UAE parents can prepare themselves as well as their son or daughter for what living abroad in a foreign country will bring, outside of the confines of the campus lecture hall.    Sara Hedger, Head of Safeguarding and Child Protection at GEMS Education shares some insightful tips on how to overcome fear of the unknown in order to effectively prepare for your child’s international departure, and in some cases, what secondary education can’t always prepare you for.    1. A new city, a new playground   What ......read more

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

    In light of the Amazon Rainforest tragedy, children at British Orchard Nursery learn important lessons on going green  Tree hugging sessions in Dubai parks help create a strong bond with Mother Nature; children plant vegetable seeds in the nursery premises September 15th, 2019; Dubai, UAE:  In order to create awareness on the ongoing dangers to our ecosystem and to make the children more environmentally conscious, British Orchard Nursery is going paperless for a week across its branches in the UAE. The nursery is gradually teaching practical steps to youngsters in ways to reduce carbon footprint. To further nurture a strong relationship and build love for Mother Earth, children were taken to parks in Dubai for ‘tree-hugging’ sessions, and later planted vegetable seeds in the nursery premises. Children ......read more

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

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

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

     Fifteen students awarded scholarship in the areas of Academia, Arabic Studies, Creative Arts, Innovation and Digital Technology, Philanthropy and Sports     Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 15, 2019:    It was a day of celebration as fifteen outstanding students of GEMS Wellington International School received Scholarships Awards. The scholarships were rewarded for the student’s achievements, consistent hard work and conscientious dedication.   This prestigious group of young leaders were awarded in the glorious presence of Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Mr Iyad Al Moosa, Director of the Director General’s Office and Jodh Dhesi, Vice President British ......read more

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

    Dubai, 14 September 2019:  Following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD), launched a one-of-a-kind book titled: Estimating Prayer and Fasting Times for ISS Astronauts. The announcement of the book comes close on the heels of the launch of the spaceflight scheduled for 25th of September 2019, where the first Emirati astronauts will be on their maiden voyage to the International Space Station (ISS). The book sheds light on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its impact on religious activities such as prayers and fasting times for the astronauts on the ISS. The ISS revolves around the planet at high static altitudes - an estimated 400km – and at speeds up to 28.000 km ......read more

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

    The School offers affordable and high-quality education in Sharjah   September 12, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Students, teachers and the staff community at GEMS Cambridge International Private School celebrated the opening of the new academic year with much enthusiasm and fanfare. Officially opened for the 2019 September academic intake, the GEMS Cambridge International School Sharjah is now a dynamic focal point for the GEMS Education network.    It promises to be an exciting year ahead as the school introduces a host of innovative programmes and teaching methods that will expand the opportunities available to over 840 students and 60 new teachers. The school is strategically positioned to provide the best access to students and families across Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman.   Albie Huyser, ......read more

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

    September 12, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) has made a remarkable achievement by ranking #1 in the UAE and by ranking the university 301-350 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020. H.E. Saeed Ahmed Ghobash, UAEU Chancellor, stated that  “This achievement is a confirmation of the success of UAE’s efforts in the supporting the education system in UAE since the establishment of UAEU by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 1976, as well as the leadership’s support to the higher education system, which has ensured that UAEU becomes a leading academic and research institution at the national and international levels by keeping abreast of the developments in both the educational and research systems, and the future needs for the Fourth Industrial ......read more

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

    The partnership aims to train students in all aspects of arbitration and mediation   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 September 2019: The Chartered Institute of Arbitration (CIArb) and Middlesex University Dubai (MDX) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) last week, further cementing their ongoing partnership. The agreement aims to assist students through education, training and experiential opportunities across the fields of arbitration, mediation, dispute avoidance and dispute management.    The MoU was signed by Mr Anthony Abrahams, the Director-General of CIArb and Dr Cedwyn Fernandes, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Director of Middlesex University Dubai. Extending their support to the strategic partnership were Leonora Riesenburg, The UAE Branch Chair and Member of Board of Management for CIArb, and Middlesex ......read more

    Ajman University to Honor 1,275 Graduates in October

    Ajman-UAE: September 10, 2019 –  Ajman University (AU) is to celebrate the graduation of 1,275 male and female students on October 28th & 29th, 2019. The 28th cohort, including bachelor’s and master’s degree students from 42 nationalities is the second in the ‘Year of Tolerance’ considering as compared to 372 graduates from 28 nationalities in the first batch in January this year. The ‘Year of Tolerance’ is a pioneering drive initiated by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to strengthen the nation’s role of encouraging stability and prosperity in the region. The graduation ceremony is to be held at Sheikh Zayed Centre for Conferences & Exhibitions, Ajman University, on two separate days; Oct. 28 for male students and Oct. 29 for ......read more

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

    Abu Dhabi Sports Council Launches Abu Dhabi Schools Champions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    GEMS Jumeirah Primary School with GEMS Music Hub

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

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

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    Ajman University Earns Spot, Again, on QS Rankings List of Top 150 Universities Under 50 Years

    Ajman-UAE: September 03, 2019:   Ajman University (AU) made it happen again! For the second year in a row, AU has earned a spot among the top 150 universities under 50 years within QS World University Rankings of the “Top 50 Under 50.” Only 8 institutions in the UAE and a total of 13 universities in the Arab World earned a spot on the extended list, released in July 2019.  “I am incredibly proud that AU continues to have a place in the top 150 universities under 50,” said Chancellor Karim Seghir. “This is the amazing outcome of the diligent ......read more

    Emirati astronauts successfully complete their training period in Moscow

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    GEMS Education welcomes 18,000 new students and 1,800 new teachers for 2019-20

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    National Geographic Abu Dhabi Unveils 2019 ‘Moments' Photo Competition Grand Prize

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    Canadian University Dubai Dean chairs international industry conference on sensor technology in Berlin

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    What is PMP Certificate for and Why Do You Need a Preparing Course in Dubai?

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    NYU Abu Dhabi researchers find warm ocean water, exacerbated by warmer air, is causing rapid melt of one of Greenland's largest glaciers

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    GEMS Education's GCSE students celebrate outstanding results

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    GEMS Education student is the first UAE qualifier for trials to India's FIFA U17 World Cup Team Camp for girls

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    Dubai mosques to offer lectures and courses in the second half of 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 August 2019:  As part of its continuous efforts to spread cultural and religious awareness among the various strata of society including mosques visitors and students, the Department of Islamic Education and Religious Guidance of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) announced it will organise a series of lectures and scientific courses in various mosques in Dubai throughout the second half of 2019. Ibrahim Jassim Al Mansouri, head of the Department of Religious Guidance, explained that the awareness and educational programs ......read more

    GEMS Education students shine with excellent A-Level examination results

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15, August 2019:   GEMS Education students in the UAE celebrated this morning outstanding results achieved during the A-Level examinations.   This year, GEMS students in the UAE have once again exceeded expectations. Nearly 600 students sat over 1700 A Level examinations.     Across all GEMS school, 33% of entries achieved an A* or A grade. A particular highlight was Jumeirah College who again celebrate outstanding results, in over 420 examinations 16 per cent achieved an A* grade and 47 per cent achieved an A* or A ......read more

    British Orchard Nursery collaborates with Department of Finance to open its 22nd branch in the UAE

    The preschool aims to raise the happiness level for working mothers by bringing nursery education for their little ones at their doorstep Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14, August 2019:  Dubai, UAE  UAE’s largest preschool chain, British Orchard Nursery has collaborated with the Department of Finance to open a nursery at the DOF headquarters in His Highness the Ruler’s Court. The preschool aims to raise the happiness level among its employees and create a work-life balance for working mothers by bringing their little ones closer to their workplace, while ......read more

    GEMS Education offers up some expert ways to get your children to read in the late summer months

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  08, August 2019:   For most parents, summer’s lengthy days and slower pace, lends itself well for children to be lost in the pleasure of imaginative books. In reality the kids tend to try and avoid summer reading, considering it to be ‘homework.’   Michelle Forbes, Principal, GEMS Al Barsha National School for Girls shares some insightful tips on how to encourage children to head to the bookshelf or download material via a reading app, to become engrossed in stories beyond gaming and television.    1. ......read more

    Applications now open for Emirati startup incubation program, Ibtikari

    ● Organized by Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) and startAD, Ibtikari 5.0 will incubate twelve startups founded by UAE nationals ● Six teams will have the opportunity to work with global experts and corporate partners, win a grant worth AED 10,000 from KFED, and be considered for further funding upon completion of the program   Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 30, 2019:  startAD, the Abu Dhabi based global accelerator powered by Tamkeen and anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED), has opened applications ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi announces recipients of 2020 Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholarship for Outstanding High School Students

    Abu Dhabi, July 28, 2019 – Thirty-two high-achieving secondary school students have been selected to participate in the rigorous 18-month NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Summer Academy enrichment program as recipients of the 2020 Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholarship for Outstanding High School Students.   Now in its ninth year, the program offers an immersive educational experience that prepares Abu Dhabi-based Emirati students for entry into top-tier English-language universities throughout the world — including NYUAD. The students were selected based on consideration of their ......read more

    Holding the door: Researchers journey to Greenland to investigate mechanisms controlling ice sheet collapse

    New radar technology allowed geoscientists from the University of South Florida (USF) and New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) to look at Greenland’s dynamic ice-ocean interface – Earth’s last frontier Abu Dhabi, UAE – July 21, 2019: Greenland’s land mass of more than 2.1 million km2 is largely covered with glaciers, and their melting fuels as much as one-fifth of global sea-level rise. That’s why a team of USF and NYUAD geoscientists’ new discovery of a mechanism that allows these glaciers to collapse into the sea has special significance for the ......read more

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