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    NYU Abu Dhabi senior admitted to the Luce Scholars Program

    Lama Ahmad is the first student from NYU Abu Dhabi to receive the prestigious scholarship Abu Dhabi, February 16, 2019: Lama Ahmad, Class of 2019, has been named as a recipient to the prestigious Luce Scholars Program, the first student from NYU Abu Dhabi to receive this award.  Founded by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in the American society, the program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15 to18 Luce Scholars every year.  The program, open to both US citizens and permanent residents, is unique in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia. Originally from ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University and Knowledge Group to participate in IDEX 2019

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—16 February, 2019: Abu Dhabi University and Knowledge Group, the learning, development and consulting arm of Abu Dhabi University, have announced their participation in the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX 2019) and Naval Defence (NAVDEX) 2019, taking place from 17-21 February at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC).  Knowledge Group is showcasing its training and educational programs, which include military medical training, naval training programs, naval counter-insurgency, Virtual Reality driven simulation for rescue missions, leadership tests for individuals and groups using gaming techniques, protecting vital buildings against terrorism, consultation solutions aimed at enhancing strategies, managing crises and evaluating risk factors on infrastructure and ......read more

    H.E. Minister Buhumaid leads Dubai Cares' Walk for Education alongside 15,000 participants to mark its 10th anniversary

    UAE residents walked 4,000 steps (3km) to reflect the average distance to school covered everyday by millions of children in developing countries Over 350 million steps taken collectively since the Walk’s inception in 2009   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 16 Febraury, 2019: Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, led today the annual Walk for Education, organized by Dubai Cares, part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Initiatives, thus marking the 10th anniversary of the organization’s annual event. This year’s Walk witenssed the participation of 15,000 individuals from different ages and nationalities, who took 4,000 steps (3 km) in solidarity with millions of children in developing countries who walk long distances every day to get to school. Through this ......read more

    Zayed University inaugurates largest Bloomberg Finance Lab in the Middle East

    More Bloomberg Terminals at Zayed University than any other educational institution globally February 13, 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Zayed University, one of the United Arab Emirates’ top universities, and Bloomberg, the global financial information and technology company, today announced the opening of the Bloomberg Finance Lab at the university’s Dubai campus. Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development and President of Zayed University, and Matthew Winkler, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Bloomberg News, officially launched the Bloomberg Finance Lab, which is the largest of its kind in the Middle East.  Zayed University joins more than 800 universities worldwide with Bloomberg Terminals or Finance Labs. With 64 Bloomberg Terminals across campuses in Abu ......read more

    Hundreds of local pupils to champion inclusion at schools ahead of Special Olympics World Games Abu dhabi 2019

    UAE, 12 February 2019: Over 600 local pupils from 35 schools in Abu Dhabi have participated in a workshop to learn more about the Special Olympics movement and its values of inclusion and tolerance.   The local schoolchildren have been elected as ‘Unified Champions’ by their teachers and will head back to their respective schools to spread the message of the movement and encourage their fellow pupils to be more inclusive. As part of their role as Unified Champions the schoolchildren will act as ‘Champions of Change’ and encourage other pupils to get involved in and support Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.    The workshop was held in partnership with the Ministry of Community Development at the Armed Forces Officers Club in Abu Dhabi.   The Unified Champions will help ......read more

    Eskc Junior round two triumph for GEMS WSO

    Dragsters DXB tops Nomad Class Dubai, UAE, 11 February 2019: Randy Nader and Adam Ben Haj of GEMS Wellington Academy Silicon Oasis (GEMS WSO) snatched a close victory over last season’s Junior ESKC champion, Kings Dubai, to claim the second round in the Junior division of the Emirates Schools Karting Championship (ESKC) on Sunday evening (10 February) at Dubai Kartdrome.   Veteran team Dragsters DXB, with drivers Elie Nassar and Joshua McGregor, topped the Nomad Class field, putting the team level with Nas Nomad in the lead for the Nomad Cup championship.   Race Highlights   A total of 17 student teams lined up on the grid to compete in four sprint race heats in the second Junior ESKC round at Dubai Kartdrome.   Adam Ben Haj got his team, GEMS WSO, off to a great start with a commanding drive in heat ......read more

    Amity University Dubai Hosts the World's Top AI Researchers at an International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AICAI 2019)

    7th February 2019 - Dubai, UAE: AICAI 2019 attracted papers from prominent professors around the globe, with an aim to foster national and international collaborations within the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) by way of sharing ideas, experiences, research and knowledge that can benefit the future of the industry.  The UAE Artificial Intelligence 2031 Strategy and UAE Centennial 2071 Strategy both focus on creating a strong environment with bigger and better opportunities for future generations. These Smart Government approaches will see the latest AI technologies being used to enhance Government performance and efficiency. This will be followed by adopting AI tools within other government and private sector industry verticals such as transport, health, education, traffic, space, renewable energy and more. The three-day ......read more

    Zayed Sports City Awards Scholarships to Students as Part of Mubadala Tennis in Schools Program

    Abu Dhabi, 7 February 2019: Zayed Sports City, in partnership with Mubadala and Ministry of Education, has awarded a Zayed Sports City Tennis Academy scholarship to two students from the 2017/2018 Mubadala Tennis in Schools program. The scholarships were awarded as an appreciation to the students’ natural ability and skill set for tennis, combined with a want to learn and enjoyment shown throughout the school sessions. Saoud Karmastaji, Senior Assistant Manager at Mubadala Investment Company has awarded both nine years old students, Mansour Khalid Al Menhali and Jana Hussein Hammuri from Al Bateen School during a special ceremony held at the Mubadala Tennis in Schools Festival at Zayed Sports City. As part of the scholarship program, the awarded students will have the opportunity to enjoy free weekly coaching sessions at ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai partners with Malaysia's top-ranking Multimedia University (MMU) to nurture knowledge workers

    MMU is ranked among Top 3 ‘most entrepreneurial private universities’ and was named ‘Premier Digital Tech University’ in 2017 in Malaysia Dubai, February 7, 2019: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has entered into a partnership with Malaysia’s leading digital-tech institution Multimedia University (MMU) to establish a new platform for collaboration in higher education with the goal of nurturing a new generation of knowledge workers. The partnership was sealed with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two universities. CUD was represented by its President and Vice Chancellor Professor Karim Chelli, and MMU by Professor Datuk Dr. Ahmad Rafi Mohamed Eshaq, President and Chief Executive Officer.  Prof. Dr. Ahmad Rafi was very positive on the partnership. As a university ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University appoints outstanding leaders as Vice Chancellor and Associate Provost

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 07 February 2019: Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, has announced the appointments of Ian Mathews as Vice Chancellor for Administrative and Financial Affairs and Professor Phil Hamill as Associate Provost of Student Success.  Mr. Mathews served as Chief Financial Officer at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland’s premier University, for more than 24 years. As statutory officer and key member of the leadership team, he was accountable to the Board for the overall management of the University’s financial affairs. Under his leadership, the finance team won numerous accolades for their innovations and achievements across Ireland and in the United Kingdom. Professor Hamill was previously ......read more

    Emirates Foundation Embraces UAE Innovation Month and Launches “Think Science Fairs 2019” Across the UAE

    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of Emirates Foundation   Over 70,000 UAE youth benefited from Think Science Program since its inception  2000 Project submissions from 4,000 aspiring youth scientists in this years’ Think Science Competition from across the UAE Think Science to host ‘Science Fairs’ across the UAE starting February 17th, 2019    ABU DHABI, February 6 2019 –Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of Emirates Foundation, and aligned with the UAE Innovation strategy, Emirates Foundation, in partnership with the Ministry of ......read more

    Toastmasters from four nations to congregate in Dubai communicating happiness in the society

    DTAC is the real showcase of happiness by being together, learning from each other and celebrating the success of winners in the Toastmasters community. DUBAI – February 4, 2019: Toastmasters International District 105, which represents the UAE, Oman, Jordan and Lebanon, announced District Toastmasters Annual Conference 2019 to be staged in Dubai to celebrate winning leadership and communication that inspire Toastmasters to embrace success by continuous learning. Themed ‘Communicating Happiness’, the DTAC 2019 Dubai is the trailblazing conference of Toastmasters District 105, in line with the UAE’s commitment towards achieving happiness goals of individuals and the society. The three-day long event will be held from April 25 to 27, 2019 at Le Méridien Dubai Airport Road. The event will be managed by Yellow ......read more

    Dubai Cares Launches Spectacular Line-Up to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Walk for Education

    The annual Walk for Education will take place on Friday 15 February, 2019 3km walk reflects the average distance covered by millions of children walking to school every day in developing countries    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 3 February, 2019: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced a spectacular line-up to mark the 10th anniversary of its annual Walk for Education. The event will take place on Friday 15 February, 2019 at Dubai Creek Park, next to Al Garhoud Bridge, Gate 2. Dubai Cares invites members of the UAE community to participate alongside family, friends and colleagues to walk 4,000 steps (3km) in solidarity with millions of children in developing countries who walk long distances every day to go to school. This symbolic three-kilometer walk also aims ......read more

    ADEK: Ninth edition of Abu Dhabi Science Festival 2019 returns with great turnout

    Abu Dhabi, 2nd, February 2019: Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the ninth edition of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge’s (ADEK’s) Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF) is witnessing great interaction among school students among various workshops and activities, which are being held at A’l Bahar, Abu Dhabi Corniche. 27,300 students are expected to attend the festival which will last until February 9th 2019. Relating to the ADSF’s significant role in stimulating students’ interest in science over the past years, the interest of Abu Dhabi school students in science and mathematics subjects has increased from nine percent in 2017 to 11 percent in 2018. Mr. Salem Al ......read more

    Schools across the UAE to participate in Credence UAE Quiz Masters Tournament 2019

    DUBAI- February 2, 2019: Credence High School, a ‘GOOD’ rated CBSE curriculum school which is home to students from over 30 nationalities, will host the fifth edition of the annual UAE Quiz Masters Tournament, the largest inter-school quiz competition in the UAE on Thursday, February 7, 2019, in the auditorium of the sprawling campus of Credence High School.  Following the success in the previous editions, the nation-wide Quiz Masters Tournament is inviting participation from schools all across the UAE. All schools from UAE are invited to register by February 6, 2019. Children from Grades 8 to 10, aged 13 to 16, can apply.  The fifth edition of the UAE Quiz Masters Tournament is supported by Fabyland, premier family entertainment destination in the region.  Mr Adittya Nath Mubayi would be the quiz ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University set to showcase new programs at International Education Show

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 29 January, 2019:   Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, is set to showcase a wide range of its undergraduate and postgraduate academic programs at the 15th International Education Show, the UAE’s leading Higher Education event. Welcoming students, parents and the general public, the event will take place at the Expo Centre in Sharjah from 30 January to 1 February 2019.  As part of its participation in the event, Abu Dhabi University will showcase 11 programs that will now be available at their Dubai campus for the first time, starting the next semester of the current academic year. Developed in line with current workplace demands, the programs include Mass Communications, Entrepreneurship and ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Allocates AED13 Million for Scholarships and Financial Aid

    AED151 million in scholarships awarded since its inception Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 26 January 2019:   Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has allocated AED13 million to scholarships and financial aid for the second semester of the academic year 2018-2019, which will begin on 24 February. The scholarship amount has benefited around 1,700 financially challenged students.  ADU’s Scholarships and Financial Aid Fund has eased the financial burden of more than 8,643 students through contributing over AED151 million since the University’s inception in 2003. H.E. Dr. Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Chairman of ADU’s Board of Directors, stressed, “The University's interest lies in providing education, spreading knowledge, and encouraging students by offering a wide range of scholarships and ......read more

    ADNOC Schools' inaugural Careers and University Fair guides students towards a transformative future

    Over 17 leading UAE universities joined representatives from the Military Academy to help students explore their academic and career opportunities RAK Bank also attended to help students prepare for their financial futures The event supports the UAE leadership’s progress in strengthening its knowledge-based economy through an educated and empowered youth Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 24, 2019:   ADNOC Schools yesterday hosted its inaugural Careers and University Fair at the Madinat Zayed campus to help guide Grade 10, 11 and 12 students towards a future as the UAE’s next leaders of industry.   The event saw 17 leading UAE universities join members of the UAE’s Military Academy to provide students with personal guidance on their higher education and career options, helping them ......read more

    Leaders Commit to Urgent Support for Refugee Education

    Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2019:  Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO of Save the Children International said: “While debates about immigration continue in Europe and the US, the vast majority of the world’s refugees are being hosted in low and middle-income countries like Jordan and Lebanon. These countries have generously welcomed millions of refugee children, but now they need support from the rest of the international community to get refugee children into school and learning. What these children tell us they want most of all is an education, but the shocking fact is that half of all refugee children are out of school. Without a big step up from donors, we risk having a lost generation of refugee children when we need a generation who can rebuild their countries one day.” At the meeting, Hassan Jameel, President of ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim launches regionally pioneering new Retail Business School in Dubai for professionals working at Carrefour

     A regional first, the Majid Al Futtaim Retail Business School will support the professional development for 2,500 retail industry professionals each year  First facility in the region to incorporate state-of-the-art learning via Virtual Reality   The School will help champion the growth of home-grown UAE National and expatriate talent into high-performing management positions to lead its Carrefour operations  The campus has been built to high sustainability specifications, including paperless classrooms and living walls which contribute natural oxygen into the facility   The facility supports Majid Al Futtaim’s position as an increasingly prominent employer of choice globally for professionals in the retail industry and other sectors    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, ......read more

    Celebrating People of Determination

    SNF Family Funfair Return for the 12th Edition with a Host of New Additions and Activities Dubai, United Arab Emirates (January 23, 2019) Special Needs Future (SNF) Development Center - the specialized learning development and training center, is pleased to invite families along with their special little ones to join the 12th edition of Family Funfair on Friday, 25th January from 9am till 5pm. SNF Family Funfair, held in Dubai, is a free and engaging event for families and children of determination as well as those who want to become involved in the community. Service providers and individuals from across the country come together to provide fun activities tailored for the children as well as for the families.  This year, SNF will take the Family Funfair to a whole different level as new and exciting activities are set to take ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University celebrates ‘Year of Zayed' milestones with closing ceremony

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 21 January 2019:   Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, today hosted a closing ceremony marking the end of its Year of Zayed program. The ceremony, which was attended by faculty and students, touched upon the milestones achieved by ADU during 2018, which served to commemorate and carry forward the legacy of the UAE’s founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.  The ceremony saw ADU celebrate the results of its Year of Zayed strategy, which was launched in early 2018. The university’s Year of Zayed program included a series of exhibitions, conferences, seminars and student-led initiatives designed to honor the late Sheikh Zayed’s legacy. The holistic program was carried out ......read more

    New research from NYU Abu Dhabi and the International Union for Conservation of Nature reports elevated extinction risks for marine bony fishes in the Arabian Gulf

    Fast facts: About 8% of bony fishes in the Arabian Gulf are threatened, double that of other assessed regions Major threats include overfishing and coastal development Highest threat is in species-rich nearshore areas Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 20, 2019:  According to new research from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), NYU Abu Dhabi, and other collaborators, 8.2% of marine bony fishes in the Arabian Gulf are threatened with extinction, which is at least twice the proportion of other regions where similar assessments have been implemented.   The study evaluated the regional conservation status of 471 species of marine bony fishes in the Arabian Gulf. Primary threats include fisheries and harvesting, and coastal development and loss of habitat, impacting 47% and 32% of marine bony ......read more

    Study Material to Read for CompTIA A+ 220-902 Exam?

    January 17, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: CompTIA A+ 220-902 is an exam that is given in order to get CompTIA A+ certification. This exam is a must for all the candidates who want to have entry level jobs in the field. This is a 90-minutes exam that comprises of 90 questions. The candidates have to pass the 220-901 exams before they can apply for this exam. This exam is pass by most of the IT professionals who want to give their career a considerable boost. The exam costs $219 USD and is valid for three years. The validity period can change. The candidates need to have a 9-12 months experience to pass this exam. CompTIA A+ 220-902 Exam and Its Related Certification CompTIA A+ 220-902 exam is the second and the final step in attaining CompTIA A+ certification. The certification is an entry level certification that is given to the people who ......read more

    Talented Moroccan Students attract International Design Programs

    GROHE rewards design students from Art'Com Sup Design School as part of its Design Series program United Arab Emirates, Dubai , 17 January 2019 -   As part of its ongoing efforts to support and invest in university students, GROHE, the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings, partnered with Art’Com Sup School of Design to introduce for the first time in Morocco the GROHE Design Series program. Three winners were announced during the final ceremony, headed by Lina Varytimidou, Director of PR and Communications at Grohe, East Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa, in the presence of university senior representatives and students. The regional program was launched by GROHE in 2012 to encourage, support and reward the successful creations of university students in the field of design. Launched in ......read more

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    UAE National Team girls off to a flying start in the Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship

    Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  The two UAE National teams have continued their winning start in the Girls’ Under 18 category of the Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship, cruising to victories in week four of the tournament. The UAE National Team A, who had trounced Regional Sports 8-1 in their opening match, blanked The Football Academy Belles 3-0 in their second outing last weekend, while the UAE National Team B, who had started their campaign with a 1-0 win over TFA Belles in week three, defeated FC Academy Just Play by the same score. In the third ......read more

    GCC's Education Sector anticipated to grow at a moderate pace despite challenges, says Alpen Capital report

    Dubai, 13th November, 2018:   Alpen Capital announced the publication of its GCC Education Industry report. The report provides an outlook of the GCC Education industry until 2022 covering pre-primary, primary, secondary, tertiary and vocational segments across all GCC nations. The report profiles some of the prominent education providers in the region and analyses the growth drivers, trends and challenges faced by the sector.    “The GCC education sector is continuing to grow on account of a rising population coupled with the growing preference for private ......read more

    UAE nursery chain wins Global Award for Sustainability

    11th November 2018; Dubai, UAE:   The UAE’s largest Nursery chain, British Orchard Nursery was recognised for its sustainability efforts and conferred the “Golden Peacock Award for Sustainability” at the 18th London Global Convention. The pre-school won this coveted award amongst the corporate giants such as Dubai Customs, Emirates National Oil Company, Reliance Industries, Nokia and others. Golden Peacock Awards, instituted by Institute of Directors (IOD) in 1991, are regarded as Holy Grail of Corporate Excellence Worldwide.  “After winning the Dubai ......read more

    UK College of Business and Computing participates at Najah

    NAJAH - The UAE’s leading Higher Education event is a three-day comprehensive event catered specifically for prospective university students, their parents and teachers UKCBC offers BTEC & HND diplomas awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company. Pearson qualifications are designed in consultation with employers addressing the skills gap between academics and industry UKCBC representatives were at Najah Abu Dhabi, from 31st October to 2nd November at stand H3.A19.   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7th November 2018 –   UK ......read more

    Harvard Professor Fernando Reimers Publishes Comprehensive Book Studying INJAZ Al-Arab's Positive Impact on Youth in the MENA Region

    Dubai, UAE, 6 November 2018: INJAZ Al-Arab is proud to announce the publishing of “Learning to Improve the World: How INJAZ Al-Arab Helps Youth in the Middle East Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset,” by Professor Fernando M. Reimers and his colleagues, Maria Elena Ortega and Paul Dyer. Professor Reimers is a global education expert and esteemed faculty member at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Inspired by the vision of INJAZ Al Arab’s founder Soraya Salti, Professor Reimers undertook on an extensive study of INJAZ’s flagship Company Program in six ......read more

    Over 100 support staff at Dubai School learn to De-Stress

    Art of living conducts free workshop at Cambridge International School  4th November 2018; Dubai, UAE:   With the aim to reduce stress and provide hands-on tips for achieving greater wellbeing, the Art of Living Dubai conducted a free workshop for the support staff of the Cambridge International School in Al Garhoud. The three day workshop, called the “Alertness and Awareness Program” focused on creating holistic health for the workers in physically and mentally demanding jobs. Over 100 staff consisting of cleaners, classroom assistants, and technicians amongst ......read more

    Babson College onboard as Education Partner at the GOV HR Summit

    In line with the UAE’s Knowledge Economy vision, QnA International welcomes education partner Babson College to the 6th annual GOV HR Summit, 2018 Dubai, UAE, November 03, 2018:   Dubai based QnA International is pleased to announce Babson College as the Education partner for the two-day Summit taking place on October 23-24 at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Babson College, one of the premiere Business Schools from Wellesley, Massachusetts will be onboard to align the upcoming summit with the UAE’s Knowledge economy vision and highlight the importance ......read more

    World public speaking champ offers free online training program for audience at SIBF

    The 37th edition of SIBF, themed ‘Tale of Letters’, will listen to the next level leadership readiness expert telling ‘tales of leadership’ on the 4th day of the event.   SHARJAH – November 1, 2018:   The Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF 2018) will witness Manoj Vasudevan, Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking 2017 from Singapore, offering a free online training program in leadership and public speaking to participants of his interactive session at the 11-day literary event. The 37th edition of SIBF, themed ‘Tale of ......read more

    Repton Abu Dhabi, Makes Sustainability Pledge

    Repton Abu Dhabi aims to reduce plastic bottle usage by 340,000 bottles this academic year Other initiatives include creation of an Eco Club focused on conserving energy and reduction of paper and plastic use The Year of Zayed has helped to boost the endeavor and raise awareness amongst students and teachers regarding the importance of sustainability Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (October 28, 2018)   Students at Repton Abu Dhabi are making a commitment to reduce their carbon footprint and save the world’s oceans from the serious effects of plastic ......read more

    Japan's Leading Universities open its campuses to UAE's Brightest Students

    Quality of education, rigorous scientific research are the advantages of studying in Japan Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2018:  Representatives from six of Japan’s leading universities, including Joshibi University of Art and Design, Kyushu University, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokai University, Tokyo University of Technology and Japanese Language Education Center of Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), are set to entice the UAE’s brightest students to enrol in their institutions when exhibiting at the Japan Pavilion at ......read more

    KidZania® partners with Mum Mum for ‘Culinary School' that focuses on healthy and nutritious meals

    Dubai, UAE, October 23, 2018:  Emaar Entertainment’s KidZania® Dubai has partnered with Mum Mum, the pioneering, locally-owned company providing healthy and nutritious meals to schools across the UAE, for the ‘Culinary School’ establishment in the children’s city.    The KidZania® Culinary School instructs students on the art and science of food preparation that include the mastery and appreciation of the culinary arts and techniques.    Chefs in the KidZania® Culinary School work as a team, enhancing their reading ......read more

    Hundreds of Dubai prison inmates learn meditation and yoga to heal trauma

    International Association for Human Values’ Prison SMART program aims to reach 1,000 inmates in Dubai within a year Globally, more than 700,000 prison inmates in 60 countries have benefited from the program. Dubai, UAE, October 11, 2018:  Hundreds of prison inmates in Dubai have found new optimism to start afresh as they turn to yoga and breathe in positivity and breathe out stress. A unique program, the Prison Stress Management and Rehabilitation Training (Prison SMART), an initiative of the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) and supported by Dubai ......read more

    Mohammad Abdullah, President of Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI)

    Dubai, UAE, October 09, 2018:  “Our mission at Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation is to provide today’s passionate design students with the unique resources to become changemakers of the future. Our education programme has been crafted to disrupt design education and we firmly believe in the concept of the Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations. It is an honor to be involved with the event and we hope that the workshops that our faculty are teaching over the course of the programme will inspire and connect the individuals that will be responsible for shaping ......read more

    MBRU honors medical students who spent their summer in academic and healthcare institutions to be tomorrow's healthcare leaders

    71 medical students in unique program were placed in local and international research and healthcare facilities – from UAE to USA Dubai, 4 October 2018:   Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, MBRU, held an awards ceremony to honor 71 of its medical students who completed the unique Summer Studentship Placement Program in local and international research centers, academic institutions and healthcare facilities. Academic and healthcare institutions supporting the program were also recognized for their support towards the medical students preparing ......read more

    ‘Falling Walls Lab Dubai' challenge selects female Emirati student's technique for healing scars for Berlin finals

    Dubai, October 3, 2018:   A novel therapeutic technique that can accelerate healing for scar patients has won the Falling Walls Lab Dubai competition, the regional platform of the global innovation challenge, hosted by Canadian University Dubai (CUD).  Developed by UAE national, Reem AlDhaheri, an undergraduate student of chemical engineering, the innovation now qualifies for the global finals of Falling Walls Lab to be held in Berlin on November 8. Reem was among the shortlisted candidates who took to the stage at CUD to deliver three-minute presentations on their ......read more

    The Boston Consulting Group Congratulates Graduates of the Business Analyst Program 2018

    BCG’s Middle East development program nurtures the next generation of talented regional leaders by providing top performing university graduates with the tools, knowledge and leadership skills needed to excel.  Dubai, UAE 30 September, 2018:  The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) celebrated 23 graduates who successfully completed its Business Analyst (BA) Program. BCG’s BA Program invests in young talent from prominent universities in the GCC and globally to support their career development. It is designed to nurture the future generation of GCC leaders by fully ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary with an Exceptional Program of Talks, Screenings, Workshops, and an Exhibition Documenting its History in Abu Dhabi

    Speaker highlights include UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence His Excellency Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Director General of Sandooq Al Watan His Excellency Mohamed Al Qadhi, and Lebanese novelist Elias Khoury, among several others The Institute’s tenth anniversary program will run from October 7 - December 31 Since its inception, The Institute has hosted more than 700 academic conferences and public events, and welcomed over 700 speakers from around the world Abu Dhabi, September ......read more

    How To Ensure Your Child's Safety Online

    The information age has brought with it unparalleled access to information, and the incredible ability to communicate freely with people from all over the world. Few could benefit more from this than our children, exposed as they are to any knowledge about the world that they could ever want to discover for themselves. However, such free and open access to knowledge and communication has its drawbacks. A child may be naïve, or otherwise ill-equipped with the perceptiveness necessary to protect themselves from online threats, such as scammers – or worse! On top of that, the addictive ......read more

    MBRU Holds Third Board of Trustees Meeting Chaired by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Chancellor of MBRU

    MBRU welcomed its largest cohort of medical students to date A 1st for MBRU’s HBMCDM to enroll postgraduate dental students from Kuwait   According to Scopus, MBRU is ranked within the top institutions in UAE in Medicine and Dentistry in just 3 years. Dubai, 25 September 2018:   Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) held its third annual Board of Trustees meeting chaired by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chancellor of MBRU and Chairperson of the Board of Trustees.   The meeting, held at the MBRU ......read more

    24 High Achieving UAE Students Win Scholarships from the Prestigious Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholars Program

    Participants will travel to Washington, D.C. and New York while also touring major cultural attractions in the two cities   Abu Dhabi, September 25, 2018:   NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has announced the 2018-2019 class of the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholars Program (SMSP), which enhances existing skills of outstanding students in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and provides them with special academic and leadership opportunities.   The Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholars Program, established by NYUAD in conjunction with the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and ......read more

    Pre-school commits to raising resilient children

    In a first of its kind series, British Orchard Nursery endeavours to help parents who are constantly struggling with the daunting task of raising children in the most appropriate manner Organises a Talk Series to educate parents raise children who can work against all odds to achieve the best for themselves and the society at large September 24, 2018; Dubai UAE:   Addressing the challenges of raising a child in today’s competitive world, British Orchard Nursery invited parents for an interactive session on how to raise a resilient child. The live talk show was the ......read more

    School children wish their favourite Unimoni Asia Cup 2018 teams good luck

    Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  Unimoni Asia Cup 2018 fever is on in the UAE. This was evident in schools like Bright Riders School, Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Bangladesh Islamia School, Bangladesh Islamia School (RAK), Pakistan School Al Jurf, Indian School (Ajman) and Habitat School (Ajman) where students were seen wishing their favourite team on the large-sized canvas board installed by UAE Exchange, a leading global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand.   ...read more

    KidZone launches a new daycare with ‘under the sea' theme in Ras Al Khaimah

    Ras Al Khaimah, 19 September 2018: KidZone, a preschool managed by Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ), has recently welcomed kids and parents to its new daycare in RAKEZ Business Zone. With an under the sea theme, the new location provides a safe and fun ‘learn through play’ environment for children from three months to three years old. “Would you believe we only had two enrolees when we opened KidZone in 2006? Now, here we are, launching a new daycare to cater to the growing demands of parents throughout Ras Al Khaimah,” said Ramy Jallad, Group CEO of RAKEZ. ......read more

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University holds its annual gathering of the new academic year

    UAE, September 18, 2018 – Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) organized the annual gathering at the University campus in the presence of Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU, members of the academic and administrative staff, learner’s families, as well as graduates and learners of its different schools. The gathering comprised a series of special events and interactive activities held in a communal atmosphere full of joy, familiarity and harmony, in line with the university’s keenness to strengthen the bonds of social communication among the members of its ......read more

    Dubai South grants scholarships to students at Rashid Centre for the Determined Ones

    Dubai South recently visited the Rashid Centre for the Determined Ones and announced that it is granting 11 students of the Centre to benefit from full scholarship for the academic year 2018-2019 as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative of promoting inclusive education and financial accessibility to all. The initiative is also in line with Dubai South's commemoration of the 'Year of Zayed', who embodied humanitarian values of giving and equality. Senior officials and the management team of Dubai South interacted with the students during the visit and expressed ......read more

    The Pros and Cons of Boarding School

    Would you consider sending your children to boarding school in the UAE? Boarding schools have recently become a common topic of debate in the region. In a 2017 report, YouGov revealed that over half of respondents would consider sending their children to boarding school in the UAE. According to the survey, the emirate has shown to become a prime location for boarding facilities. Just under 80% of families living in the UAE and abroad have come to this conclusion, based not only on the education climate but also the extracurricular opportunities for additional personal development. There ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum receives the President and Vice Chancellor of Queen's University Belfast, academic partners of MBRU

    His Highness, Chancellor of MBRU reaffirms the efforts of the University and its academic partners Queen’s University Belfast  Visit coincides with inauguration of 64 medical students for new academic year, the largest cohort to date at MBRU Dubai, 17 September 2018:  His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chancellor of Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) and Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, received Professor Ian Greer, President and Vice Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) - academic partner of MBRU ......read more

    New Headmaster for Repton School, Abu Dhabi School's Rose Campus (FS1 to Year 1) welcomes Kevin Hannah

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (September 15, 2018) Repton School, Abu Dhabi, announces the appointment of a new Headmaster.   As the school marks its sixth academic year this September, its Rose Campus, which accommodates children from FS1 to Year 1 is delighted to welcome Kevin Hannah.   Kevin is from Perth, Western Australia and holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Management from the University of Western Australia.  He joins the school with a wealth of international teaching experience behind him, having worked in junior education provision at leading ......read more

    UOWD launches Ministry-accredited Foundation Studies Program to guide senior school students to progress to top universities

    Dubai, September 12, 2018:    A new Foundation Studies Program (FSP) accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education has been launched by the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) to provide high school students with key learning skills and foundational knowledge to advance to undergraduate university studies. The program is tailored to cater to the needs of students from different high school curricula, including the UAE’s Al-Thanawiya Al-Ammah system. “The launch of this program is a demonstration of our commitment to supporting the community by providing ......read more

    International School of Creative Science Muwaileh celebrates outstanding student achievements at iGSCE and A-level examinations

    Managed by BEAM, the International School of Creative Science saw a record number of its students achieve top grades across both levels, in a spectacular display of academic excellence. Sharjah, 12 September 2018:   The students at International School of Creative Science Muwaileh (ISCS Muwaileh) have once again recorded a set of stellar results at the recent Edexcel International General Certificate of Secondary Education (iGCSE) and Advanced Level (A-Level) examinations. Over 80.85% of our students attained grades ranging from A*-B on the A2 Level examinations, a further ......read more

    Nursery organises talk show on “The Resilient Child” to support parents

    British Orchard Nursery initiates a series of interactive talk shows for UAE parents to discuss their child’s mental and physical developmental goals  September 10th, 2018, Dubai, UAE:  With the focus on achieving strong mental and emotional growth among young children and toddlers, the British Orchard Nursery has organised a free interactive talk show for the parents in the UAE. Titled, “The Resilient Child”, the event will highlight ways to help children overcome obstacles, challenges and failures and adopt a more determined approach towards problem ......read more

    DIDI Announces The Dubai Mall Scholarship Winner On Emirati Women's Day

    Dubai, UAE,  28th August 2018:  The Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) today, on Emirati Women’s Day, has announced The Dubai Mall scholarship winner as 19 year old Emirati, Ayesha Al Suwaidi.  Launched earlier this year in partnership with DIDI, The Dubai Mall scholarship was created to empower women in design and innovation and to inspire young female talent to change the face of design in the region.  Sass Brown, Dean of DIDI comments: “There has never been a better day to announce The Dubai Mall scholarship winner than on Emirati ......read more

    New Riverston School Dubai Set to Tackle Bullying Head on

    The new school will focus its attention on unsettled children and implement its highly successful educational model from the UK, catering for Dubai parents  Dubai, UAE - 27th August, 2018:   The new Riverston School Dubai, due to open in September, will tackle the issue of bullying head on, following on from recent announcements during the past two months by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) on this important topic. The Dubai Student Wellbeing Census highlighted the challenges that children face at school, with 11 per cent of Dubai’s children ......read more

    Pearson leads the way with the new 9-1 grading scale for International GCSEs

    9-1 grading scale applied across IGCSEs assessments taken in the UAE 26 August 2018, Dubai, UAE –   Pioneering students across the UAE received their first IGCSE results in English and Mathematics with the new 9-1 grading scale adopted by Pearson Edexcel.  The 9-1 grading scale replaces the A*-G grading system for IGCSE marking, with 9 being the highest grade, and 1 being the lowest. The 9-1 grading methodology is widely known and recognized as the new standard for GCSE in the UK and is accepted by universities globally for student admission.  Kathryn Booth, ......read more

    Aldar Academies' IGCSE students celebrate exceptional pass grades

    98% of the organisation’s 188 IGCSE students achieved all A* to C grades or equivalent    Dubai, UAE, August 23, 2018:   Aldar Academies, one of the UAE’s leading providers of private education, recorded exceptional IGCSE grades today as 98% of the organisation’s 188 IGCSE students achieved all A* to C grades. Students from three of the organisation’s seven private academies received their results, and also smashed the 2017 English national average GCSE grades.   A number of examinations were sat under the new 9-1 grading structure, ......read more

    Young children distribute EID gifts to Blue-Collar workers

    Ahead of the upcoming Eid-Al –Adha festival, the Emirati children at British Orchard Nursery, Government branches bring smiles on the workers’ faces August 19, 2018; Dubai, UAE:  Celebrating the spirit of generosity and bringing happiness to the Blue-collar workers, the British Orchard Nursery children at their Dubai Municipality, Deira and Dubai Central Laboratory branches handed out Eid Gifts to community helpers. The Emirati children distributed food boxes containing various food items along with telephone cards so that the workers could call their families back home ......read more

    Aldar Academies Al Yasmina Academy celebrates 100% A-Level pass rate

    A greater percentage of students also reached the highest grades in 2018 compared to 2017 Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2018:   Aldar Academies Al Yasmina Academy, one of the UAE’s leading providers of private education, is celebrating another year of exceptional A-Level results. The academy’s cohort of 38 A-Level students earned a 100% pass rate overall, with 87% achieving one or more A* to C grades. 71% of students also gained one or more A* to B grades – a 3% rise over 2017’s results. Meanwhile, 8% of students achieved all A*/A grades, with 34% gaining one ......read more

    Holistic Learning Environment Nurtures Future Leaders at British International Academy

    For an all-round education, both in and out of the classroom, the British International Academy is the perfect choice Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2018:   The British International Academy (BIA) for girls in Amman, Jordan is all set to welcome new students for the academic year 2018-2019 starting from 27 August. British International Academy aspires to foster ethical women of action through engaging mind, motivating the spirit, and solidifying values and self-confidence. BIA’s mission is to produce next-generation leadership through delivering excellence in education and ensuring ......read more

    Top Five Reasons to Apply for a Full Scholarship With Dubai College of Tourism

    Dubai, UAE 16 August 2018:   The Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), part of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), has partnered with the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG) to award up to 20 full scholarships for its Certificate in Retail course, which commences on 9 September this year.  These scholarships are being offered only to Emiratis and expatriate residents in the UAE. As the GCSE and A Level results are being released from this week onwards, it is important to remind students that there are alternative pathways to success and a ......read more

    Dubai College of Tourism Offers High School Graduates Range of Career Choices for Future Success

    Admissions still open for September 2018 intake at government-backed vocational training college  Dubai, UAE; 14 August 2018:   With GCSEs and A-Level examination results due to be released shortly, high school leavers across Dubai will be focused on taking the next steps towards their future careers. The pressures of decision-making can often pose a dilemma for young people who want to continue their studies but do not wish to take the traditional academic routes – and it is important to remind students that there are alternative pathways to success.  This ......read more

    Middle East student receives Global Educational Trust Award from the CISI

    A student from Egypt was chosen among the four winners of the most-coveted CISI Global Educational Trust Award this year, to be the first from the region to receive this award GET Award underlines CISI’s commitment to tapping the rich potential of young generation to lead the future of the financial services profession    Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018:  The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), the leading professional body for securities, investments, wealth and financial planning professionals, recently announced the winners of this ......read more

    Dubai College of Tourism Encourages Emirati and Expat Students to Apply for Final Scholarship Spots

    Full scholarships for DCT’s retail course still available  ‘City of Gold’ scholarship initiative run in collaboration with Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group Dubai, UAE; 7 August 2018:   Full scholarships offered by the Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), part of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), for its retail course are still available and both Emirati and expatriate students are encouraged to apply.   Many UAE nationals and resident expatriates from different nationalities have already applied to secure ......read more

    Exploring the future: Emirati students from the Petroleum Institute on a study tour in Germany

    Seven students from the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi learn about technology made in Germany Wintershall supports the trip for the fifth time now and actively contributes to the scientific and cultural exchange between Germany and the UAE Abu Dhabi, August 01, 2018:  Seven Emirati students from the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi with different engineering backgrounds started their study tour in Germany supported by Wintershall on July 29.The trip will be concluded on August 4 and focuses on technology made in Germany. During the tour the students get to know new solutions ......read more

    315 UAE Students Attend iCamp & Job Shadow Day Program Organised by INJAZ and Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    Dubai, UAE, July 29, 2018:  Students from four schools and two universities in the UAE participated in the Innovation Day Camp iCamp and Job Shadow Day program hosted by INJAZ UAE and longtime partner Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML). The Job Shadow Days are day-long workshops which allow students to explore various career options.  Students from Al Khaleej National School, Dubai National School, Al Ittihad Private School, International School of Arts & Science, American College of Dubai and Jumeirah University attended five iCamp workshops run by volunteers from BAML. ......read more

    MODUL University receives worldwide recognition for its research and publications – 3rd in Europe, 12th globally

    MODUL University Dubai reinforces its commitment to its fully-integrated research centre – CSRE Dubai, July 28, 2018:   MODUL University Dubai, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments [DFM: DIC], has proudly announced the latest ranking that its Vienna campus has achieved amongst the best 25 Universities for “Top Cited Publications” globally reinforcing the outstanding quality of MODUL University’s faculty and research capabilities. The ranking unveiled recently by U-Multirank – one of the world’s leading independent ranking institutions funded by ......read more

    UAE students to benefit from GSA wellbeing research

    Global Student Accommodation (GSA) Group’s ‘Student Wellbeing Matters’ study, highlights seven ‘stressors’ affecting student mental health and advocates holistic community and lifestyle solution     Dubai, UAE, 24 July 2018 –   Student wellbeing is not just a national, or a regional issue, it is a truly global issue, according to the latest international study, released by Global Student Accommodation Group (GSA), entitled Student Wellbeing Matters.     After analysing over 10,000 pages of evidence from ......read more

    Acute shortage of psychologists has triggered glaring imbalance in UAE's psychology sector, say experts

    Canadian University Dubai launches Bachelor of Arts in Psychology to boost UAE’s licensed psychology sector Dubai, July 24, 2018:  The launch of a new bachelor program in Psychology seeks to address the glaring imbalance in availability of psychologists in proportion to population size in the UAE.  According to well-known psychoanalyst Dr. Yana Korobko, author of the book ‘Arabs in Treatment: Development of Mental Health System and Psychoanalysis in the Arab-Islamic World’, there is just 1 psychologist per 200, 000 UAE residents, and more than 33,000 ......read more

    Emirates Aviation University launches a research centre in collaboration with Coventry University

    Dubai, UAE, 24 Juy 2018:   Emirates Aviation University (EAU) has announced the launch of a new research centre and doctoral training college in collaboration with Coventry University. The Dubai-based Research Centre for Digital Innovation and Artificial Intelligence will train its research students to specialise in a range of disciplines related to these fields, including aviation, management, security and smart cities. Building on an existing partnership between EAU and Coventry, through which the two institutions have run joint postgraduate programmes in the aerospace field ......read more

    6-Day SCTDA Tour Guide Training Program Conducted by SUC

    July 19, 2018:  Skyline University College has signed an agreement with Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority as the official Tour Guide Training Program provider for Sharjah tour guides. The agreement was signed by SCTDA Chairman, Mr. Khalid Jasim Al Midfa and SUC Executive Director and Chair of the Executive Council, Mr. Nitin Anand. The pilot run of the proposed program was conducted on June 20, 2018 at the SCTDA Office while the initial 6-day Tour Guide Training Program was conducted from June 24, 2018 to July 1, 2018 at SUC Campus.  Various topics were covered ......read more

    One Day Course in Dealing with and Managing Difficult Stakeholders

    July 19, 2018:  Skyline University College has welcomed 24 participants from Nigeria for the One Day Course in Dealing With and Managing Difficult Stakeholders on June 27, 2018 at SUC Campus.  The resource speakers of the program were SUC Head of Academics-School of Business, Dr. Ajith Kumar; Head of Academics-School of Information Technology, Dr. Deepak Kalra; and Professor, Dr. Amitabh Upadhya. During their respective sessions, the speakers covered the topics of Stakeholders Requirements and Basic Concepts of Attitude, Personality, and Perception; Conflict Management and ......read more

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