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    NEW SPORTS SCHOLARSHIP BOARDING PROGRAM TO EMPOWER STUDENTS TO DISCOVER NEW ACADEMIC AND CAREER PATHWAYS IN SPORTS

    Abu Dhabi-first sports scholarship, tailored for Emirati students in grades 9-11 (Year 10-12) from public, private, and Charter Schools contributes to Abu Dhabi’s thriving sports ecosystem. Distinguished Emirati talents in football, basketball, and golf join program’s first cohort at IMG Academy in Florida, USA. Professional scouts will identify future talents from Abu Dhabi Sports Championship and summer sports programs.   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 25 February 2024: Recognizing the vital importance of sports education in building well-rounded individuals, the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has launched a new scholarship program targeted at Emirati students from Abu Dhabi schools in grades 9-11 (Year 10-12) to join some of the world’s leading sports programs and ......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 identity, developing the youth work sector in the Arab region and raising awareness of their responsibilities towards their future and their countries. To get acquainted with the views of Arab youth from the perspective of the center.   The ......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 presents. With a diverse student body of 1800 pupils comprising more than 100 different nationalities, the school believes the next generation of international citizens will need to be dynamic, flexible and linguistically ambitious. With this in mind, SISD ......read more

    Ooredoo Kuwait Champions Innovation by Sponsoring Kuwait University's SABS Team

    Kuwait City, 21st Feb 2024: In alignment with its steadfast commitment to social responsibility and the advancement of education, Ooredoo Kuwait, the pioneering technology and telecom operator, proudly announced its sponsorship of a team of mechanical engineering students from Kuwait University. This sponsorship stands as a testament to Ooredoo Kuwait's dedication to nurturing the talents of young Kuwaitis and making a meaningful contribution to the educational landscape. Moreover, this sponsorship provides Ooredoo with a unique opportunity to engage with the next generation of engineers and innovators, exemplifying the company's commitment to shaping the future of the industry in Kuwait. The sponsored team is currently immersed in a groundbreaking capstone project that seeks to redefine the capabilities of high-performance ......read more

    EAA Foundation and UK's FCDO Sign Partnership to Advance Education for Out-of-School Children

    18 February 2024, Qatar- Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, one of the largest global institutions in development and education, announced the signing of its partnership with the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) for three years. This agreement builds upon a successful five-year collaboration that has made significant strides in addressing the educational needs of out-of-school children (OOSC) across South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.   Since the partnership's inception on 3 February 2016, EAA is pleased to report a total contribution of 135,580,220 USD towards educational initiatives, reaching 785,665 children previously out of school. These efforts underscore EAA and FCDO’s dedication to providing quality education to the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach children, in ......read more

    In the Spirit of National Pride: Ooredoo Kuwait Sponsored Kuwait University's National Day Celebration

    Kuwait 19th, 2024: In a resounding celebration of Kuwait's rich cultural tapestry, Ooredoo Kuwait, the leading telecommunications company, proudly announces its pivotal sponsorship and active participation in the recent National Day festivities held at Kuwait University's Shadadiyah campus. Themed "May you always be proud, my country, and may you be the cradle of knowledge," the event garnered an impressive and diverse crowd, bringing together thousands of students and the public to commemorate the National Days of Kuwait. Ooredoo Kuwait took center stage in a remarkable display of commitment to community engagement and cultural enrichment, standing prominently among more than 50 participating organizations. The festivities unfolded at the prestigious Dana Ballroom and in the sprawling main garden of Kuwait ......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 and more promising future. This partnership also sets the stage for transformative advancements in education, promising to leave an indelible impact on the landscape of learning and development in the Arab world.   Key representatives ......read more

    Education Above All and UN Human Rights Office Join Forces to Advance Youth Rights Globally

    14 February 2024, Qatar- Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, in collaboration with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), announces a groundbreaking partnership aimed at safeguarding and promoting the human rights of youth and children worldwide. With a focus on the right to education in conflict-affected situations, the initiative spans diverse regions, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Colombia, and Palestine. This collaborative project seeks to empower and build the capacities of young people and youth organizations in a range of countries and regions, especially those facing conflict and situations of vulnerability. The primary focus is on protecting and advancing the right to education, a critical component for the well-being and future prospects of youth in challenging ......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 Mariët 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 was signed following the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity 2024 ceremony, which featured artistic performances from English musician Tokio Myers and the Abu Dhabi Youth Choir, and which had an audience that included university students from around the ......read more

    Fortes Education Celebrates The Launch of Sunmarke Mandarin Academy

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12th February 2024 – Sunmarke School, a leading educational institution in Dubai, is delighted to announce the successful launch of the Sunmarke Mandarin Academy that took place on Thursday, February 8. The grand opening was part of the Fortes Signature Programme, demonstrating Fortes Education's commitment to providing a diverse and holistic education. With over 2035 students from 96 different nationalities, Sunmarke School takes pride in its multicultural community. The introduction of the Sunmarke Mandarin Academy underlines the school’s belief in the importance of Mandarin learning and the celebration of Chinese culture in nurturing global citizens and changemakers of tomorrow. The Academy already has over 340 students learning Mandarin and plans to extend the programme to Year 6 next ......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 leadership. Global research underscores the critical role of school leadership in achieving success and effectiveness1 and Headteachers, identified as the primary source of leadership by key school staff, shape the internal processes and pedagogies ......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, who enjoyed a close friendship with the late poet. The session will also be attended by an elite group of literary and cultural figures, and will be accompanied by poetic readings and music performed by poet Ateeq Al Qubaisi and artist Tariq ......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 and promote a culture of innovation in society. We seek to inspire visitors with ideas that nourish the mind and stimulate creative thinking, based on our belief that reading and knowledge are the basis for any comprehensive development ......read more

    42 WCM-Q students take part in Clinical Observership Program

    Doha – February 10, 2024: Forty-two students from the foundation and pre-medical programs at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) participated in this year’s edition of the Pre-Medical Observership Program 2023-2024. The program is designed to expose students to the healthcare system in Qatar and the daily practices of medical professionals as they explore the different medical specialties and career options available. The students spent two weeks of their winter break at affiliate hospitals, where they had the opportunity to shadow physicians during their daily rounds at various clinics, including obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, internal medicine, emergency, and trauma. The students also observed doctor-patient interactions while discussing cases, diagnoses, and possible treatments. Many of the student ......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 narrative film that presents the story of a young man who receives an unpleasant surprise on his twenty-first birthday, and his confrontation with an abusive past. The selection also includes Fragments of a Revolution by Sahand Sarhaddi, an ......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, 08 February 2024: The Zayed Award for Human Fraternity hosted its second annual roundtable on Tuesday with high-level experts from various fields and youth leaders from around the world to discuss advancing human fraternity at all levels of ......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 Leadership’s agenda for social change.   The initiative was launched at GEMS World Academy – Dubai by His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence. VIP guests included Her Excellency Hessa Bint Essa ......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 Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Shumous Majid Bin Faris and Maryam Al Falahi, Advisors, The Executive Council of Dubai. Almost 100 nominations were submitted from around the country. Finalists were assessed by a panel of judges who ......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 and under, 12-14, 15-17 and 18-25. Each winner received a winner’s plaque, five copies of the book containing their original short stories and complimentary access to the Festival sessions. Jennifer Duggan, Schools and Qualifications Regional ......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. Book: A Very Smart Pencil by Mohamed Mowaffaq Dubai Schools, Al Barsha, KG1A. Book: Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson The competition opened on 26 October 2023 and schools had just over two months to conceptualize and execute a literary inspired ......read more

    Education Above All Foundation Launches Exclusive Collection with Renowned Brazilian Artist, Silvia Furmanovich, at Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition 2024

    05 February 2024: Doha, Qatar — Education Above All (EAA) Foundation today announced an inspiring new collaboration with the renowned Brazilian jeweller and designer, Silvia Furmanovich. This groundbreaking partnership will unveil an exclusive collection of opulent jewellery pieces and items designed specially for EAA Foundation, debuting at the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE) 2024.   Furmanovich's visionary designs will be unveiled at EAA Foundation's dedicated space within DJWE 2024, taking place from February 5th to 11th, at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC). This limited collection, featuring exquisite craftsmanship and inspired by Qatar's cultural heritage will also be available for purchase at Furmanovich stores in Brazil, and through other Furmanovich partner in the United ......read more

    KIB signs MoU with Kuwait University for enhanced Real Estate education and student training

    Kuwait, 6 February 2024: Kuwait International Bank (KIB) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kuwait University - College of Administrative Sciences, aimed at enriching student training and enhancing educational curricula in the real estate sector. This initiative will involve practical studies on diverse property types and the organization of academic workshops and training courses, benefiting both university students and professionals interested in this crucial sector. The three-year MoU was officially signed by Prof. Adel Abdullah Al-Wuqayan, Acting Dean of the College of Administrative Sciences, and Jassim Al-Abdulhadi, KIB’s General Manager of the Real Estate Department. It authorized Dr. Nawaf Al-Abduljader, Acting Assistant Dean for Planning, Consulting, and Training, Dr. Fahad Al-Mudhaf, Associate ......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 letters to authors suggesting an alternative ‘beginning’ to an already published story/book. The competition was divided into three age categories and saw a record number of entries with over 1,500 letters received, all handwritten by ......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 groups 3 and 4 had the unique opportunity to interact directly with the Baroness, asking insightful questions and drawing inspiration from her remarkable career.   Budding young writer, Karim Ahmed Siddiqi, a Year 5 pupil presented his first ......read more

    The State of Qatar, Qatar Mission, QFFD, UNICEF, EAA Foundation, and other Qatari Entities Host High-Level Strategic Dialogue to Advance the Global Education Agenda

    04 February, 2024 — The State of Qatar, in conjunction with UNICEF, Qatar Mission, Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), the Education Above All Foundation (EAA), and various Qatari entities, hosted a landmark High-Level Strategic Dialogue at the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations in New York on Thursday. The primary objective of this critical dialogue was to reinforce the strong collaboration between the State of Qatar and UNICEF, charting a roadmap for the next phase of their partnership. Notably, participating entities, such as the Education Above All Foundation, signed a global framework agreement, aimed at propelling significant progress in the field of quality education and paving the way for a brighter future for marginalised children all over the world. Education Above All and UNICEF recently ......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 education. Recognising the Ministry of Defence as a pivotal partner in achieving this mission, the University stated that the visit serves as a valuable opportunity to exchange experiences, knowledge, and best practices. The visit underscores the ......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 two hours to complete the task and were given two attempts to launch their rockets.   Professor Ahmad Al Ali, Vice Chancellor of Emirates Aviation University, said: “Emirates Aviation University is committed to innovating and ......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 genre, ELF Publishing launches The Girl of the Arabs – a collection of renowned Emirati nabti poet Ousha Bint Khalifa Al Suwaidi’s work compiled by Dr Rafia Ghubash and translated in English by Dr Nadia Khawandanah. In adult fiction, ELF ......read more

    Ooredoo Kuwait Sponsors The English School of Kuwait's Triathlon Event to Upgrade Health & Education

    Kuwait, 30 January, 2024: Aligned with its vision to promote health and well-being within the community, leading telecommunications company Ooredoo Kuwait reinforces its commitment to advancing education through the sponsorship of The English School of Kuwait's full-day triathlon event. This triathlon event included running, biking, and swimming races, and provided students, parents, and staff the opportunity to engage in sports activities, highlighting the significance of physical well-being across various age groups. This powerful initiative reflects Ooredoo Kuwait’s dedication to nurturing a holistic development in students and caregivers by promoting physical fitness, teamwork, and community engagement. By supporting The English School triathlon, Ooredoo Kuwait aims to inspire a passion for active lifestyles and provide ......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 Mohamed, Grace Nono and Lynn Tan. CONVERSATIONS: Aanchal Malhotra: The Book Of Everlasting Things Praised simply as ‘mesmerizing’ (Publishers Weekly) and ‘monumental’ (NPR), Aanchal Malhotra’s The Book of Everlasting ......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 sponsored by the Technology Innovation Institute (TII) and was attended by TII representatives who were impressed by the students’ innovation and creativity.   Through the competition, students had the opportunity to enhance their ......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 Düsseldorf. With its regional headquarters in Dubai, Henkel has made significant strides by launching Forscherwelt in 2017 in collaboration with Dubai Municipality's edutainment entity, Children's City. This strategic partnership expanded the initiative's footprint, bringing hands-on ......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 at Contractus House LTD UK, in the presence of Professor Dr. Talaat Mohamed Dowidar, Acting Dean and Professor of Private Law at ADU’s College of Law, Dr. Dina Imad, Chair of the College of Law and Assistant Professor of Public Law, and ......read more

    NYUAD Open Campus Day Returns with Exciting New Program of Talks, Exhibitions, and Tours

     On January 20, the University will be hosting the second edition of its Open Campus Day  The one-day free event will introduce visitors to the full scope of what NYUAD offers   Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 12, 2024: NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) will host the second edition of its Open Campus Day on January 20 from midday. With activities and drop-in sessions taking place all day for free, visitors will be able to tour the NYUAD campus, visit learning spaces and facilities, engage with art and artists, attend talks with the University’s world-renowned faculty, and experience interactive exhibitions.    Among the activities available on the day will be a tour of the exhibition Horizon by Blane de St. Croix in The Art Gallery, which showcases large-scale sculptures and installations depicting the ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University and Universiti Sains Malaysia Cement Strategic Partnership to Advance Health Science

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10 January 2024: In line with Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) ongoing efforts to provide students with a world-class academic experience, the University’s College of Health Sciences signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Universiti Sains Malaysia’s (USM) School of Health Sciences, a leading Malaysian research university, to further enhance research, educational programs, and training in the field of health science. The MoU aims to foster mutual understanding and cooperation by facilitating students, staff, and faculty exchanges while promoting high-quality teaching and learning through knowledge and experience transfer. The agreement will see both entities collaborating through expanding opportunities for joint research and publications and establishing joint academic and research ......read more

    IPH Symposium on Lifestyle Medicine to take place at WCM-Q

    Doha – January 6, 2024:  A symposium presented by the Institute for Population Health (IPH) of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) will promote the emerging discipline of Lifestyle Medicine as a highly effective means to radically enhance health and wellbeing.    The one-day event offers the chance to gain new knowledge about the transformative power of lifestyle medicine to redefine healthcare, promote well-being, and empower individuals and communities for a vibrant and healthier future for all. Titled, ‘Lifestyle Medicine - Redefining Healthcare to Promote Wellbeing,’ the IPH symposium will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024.   The event will feature 21 speakers, including experts from WCM-Q (Dean Dr. Javaid I. Sheikh, Drs. Mamtani and Cheema from IPH), the Ministry of Public Health (Dr. ......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 examinations. RIS students Abdul Rehman Rizwan achieved the award for the Highest Mark in the World for Advanced Level Mathematics, Gana Elkhapery achieved the Highest Mark in the UAE for iGCSE Biology and Francesco Felli achieved the Highest Mark in the ......read more

    SeaWorld® Yas Island, Abu Dhabi's Interactive Submersible brings an Ocean of Fun to Students of Yas American Academy

    The Marine Life Theme Park combines awe-inspiring visuals and interactive learning to provide a novel experience for the younger generation. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 03 January 2024: SeaWorld® Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, the region’s first Marine Life Theme Park, introduced an innovative and immersive activation that aims to inspire and educate young minds. In a creative endeavor to drive interest and promote education about marine life, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi brought its miniature submersible to Yas American Academy on Yas Island. Offering a unique experience designed to engage students, the submersible is equipped with an educational component, allowing participants to embark on a simulated underwater adventure right within their school’s courtyard. Up to six children can board the submersible at a time for a ......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 success in increasing the diversity of its faculty and graduate community in 2023, as well as the progress made in building industrial capabilities by working on major application projects in collaboration with leading global ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Surpasses 3,000 Research Publications in the International Scopus Index

    • ADU has published 3,000 publications in Scopus Index Journals • Prof. Qasymeh: “At ADU, we are committed to fostering and enabling innovative research initiatives to ensure that our faculty and students have access to world-class opportunities.”   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26 December 2023: Abu Dhabi University (ADU)’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), announced that the University has achieved 3,000 research publications in the international Scopus Index, with exponential growth in the past five years. With 80% of ADU’s publications issued in the Q1 and Q2 categories, the research represents a hallmark for top-tier universities around the world. The 3,000 publications cover multidisciplinary themes, including engineering and technology, health science, business, finance, and ......read more

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    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - December 11, 2023: Special Olympics UAE and the American University in Dubai (AUD) have signed a memorandum of understanding that aims to boost cooperation and exchange of valuable experience and knowledge related to sports activities for People of Determination.  The MoU raises awareness about the significance of inclusion in society and methods to achieve it. Additionally, the MoU terms involve facilitating volunteer opportunities for AUD students during competitions, tournaments, events, and initiatives organized by Special Olympics UAE across the ......read more

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    • Khotwa (RizeUp) program adds seven esteemed Australasian community colleges, increasing the scholarship partner college network to 45 global education institutions • Community college partners offer majors in significant areas including science, engineering, agriculture, environment, and more   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 29th Nov 2023: Khotwa (Rizeup), the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge’s (ADEK) fully funded scholarship program, has strengthened its global scholarship partner network after collaborating with prestigious community colleges in ......read more

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    Ever wondered what it's like for the boarding students at Swiss International School Dubai? Last weekend, the two boarding houses - Zurich and Geneva - competed in a fun 'boarding Olympics' that saw students take part in tug of war, welly boot throwing, relay racing, volleyball, wheelbarrow races and water pistol and a sponge-throwing finale. The boarding Olympics took place to coincide with the final weekend of the Dubai Fitness Challenge: 30x30.  The school caters to day students, flexi/weekly boarding students and full boarding.  Flexi boarding students can ......read more

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