Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 14, 2018: Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), part of Senaat Abu Dhabi, to provide sponsorships, work placements and recruitment opportunities for their UAE national students.
NPCC, a leading international EPC contractor, provides Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation and Commissioning services to Offshore and Onshore Oil & Gas sectors, and is headquartered in Abu Dhabi with offices around the region.
Professor Waqar Ahmad, Provost and Interim Chancellor of ADU, inked the agreement with Ahmed Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer of NPCC, in the presence of senior officials ......read more
Six-week Trimester Two Tour of ADEK initiative reaches more than 24,000 pupils in 58 schools across the Emirate, record results for the programme
Tailored ‘lema?’ workshops and shows enjoyed by 277 pupils of determination
Schools urged to act fast to get their chance to be part of the Trimester Three Tour beginning April 8th
Abu Dhabi, March 11th 2018: Schools across Abu Dhabi Emirate are racing to sign up to the Trimester Three Tour of the interactive ‘lema?’ programme after a hugely successful winter schedule entertained and inspired another 24,208 pupils.
The fun-filled ‘lema?’ workshops and shows - which aim to educate and inspire children to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) - were rolled out in 58 schools across the ......read more
Sixty teachers participate in problem-solving workshop
Sharjah, March 10, 2018: The ‘Horouf Reggio Conference’, organized by Horouf, an imprint of Kalimat Group hosting representatives from the Italian Reggio Children Centre, has conducted a workshop with 60 teachers from around the UAE, to develop their teaching methods using the ‘Reggio Emelia Approach’ to education, an alternative learning system founded in Italy.
Sixty education professionals and academics attended the workshop held at Al Qasba Theatre in Sharjah, which used art as a way to explore and develop innovative teaching methods and gain greater insights into the thinking patterns and problem-solving abilities of their students. From this, they would gain a greater empathy with the children and be able to provide more efficient ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018: Every year, Skyline University College organizes career counselling workshops for Non-Arabic and Arabic schools in the United Arab Emirates with objective of helping students choose the right career to pursue in their higher education pursuit.
On February 19-20, 2018, SUC has welcomed 80 girls and 71 boys from Pakistan Islamia Higher Secondary School (Non-Arabic) for a Career Counselling Workshop at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. SUC Head of Academics for School of Business, Dr. Ajith Kumar and Head of Academics for School of IT, Dr. Deepak Kalra discussed the current programs offered in both schools and presented the importance and relevance of each program in today’s world. After the presentations,
Associate Professor, Dr. Mohit Vij closed the workshop with a motivational talk on choosing ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018: Ms. Cheryl Pinto a graduate of BBA in Information Systems in the year 2003 at Skyline University College, stood as a true inspiration and a role model to the students during the Alumni Lecture Series organized by SUC Corporate Affairs Office on February 19, 2018 at SUC campus. Ms. Cheryl shared the Five Ingredients to Success such as: Education, Building Connections, Communication Skills and Public Speaking, Leadership Skills, and Continuous Learning through Seminars and Trainings. She discussed each point carefully with so much enthusiasm resonating encouragement and motivation for the students.
Ms. Cheryl is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of GrowPro Consultants with 17 years of experience as a banker in two of the leading banks in the UAE—EmiratesNBD and Abu ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018: It’s the battle of mind, of prowess, and of gut. Skyline University College and the Young Vision magazine are back with the third edition of Crossfire Inter-School Debating Competition from February 6-7, 2018 at SUC campus. Team NG-11 from Al Ansar International School (Girls) was declared the winner of the competition with more than 100 participants from 24 schools from the UAE.
During the elimination round, participants have competed with the topic “Can Hacking be Ethical?” While the teams who moved forward to the final round have competed against each other to win the championship title with the finale topic, “Should school teach coding?”
Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s competition and we thank all the 29 schools for their active ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2018: Total Fluency launches their accelerated modern language programs in UAE. Helping language students transform their academic performance since 1992 they have helped students from age 4 to age 65 and have helped many to reach the very top of their class.
Total fluency specialises in addressing 5 key problems faced by international schools:
Having to turn otherwise attractive students away because of inadequate English
Having low English ability students slowing down the class
ESL extra curricula courses taking too long to raise standards and requiring too much time away from other subjects
Students suffering from exam anxiety impacting mental health and exam performance
SEN students impacting exam results for the school as a whole
Total Fluency are exhibiting at ......read more
The UAE Minister of State for Advanced Sciences graced the award ceremony and felicitated the winners of the competition
The winners received an award of 350,000 AED each for their research proposal in the field of cyber security
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24 February 2018: Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) has announced the winners of the ‘Innovation In Cyber Security Award’. The University of Dubai, and the University of Sharjah in collaboration with the American University of Sharjah have been declared as the competition winners.
The University of Dubai won the award for their research proposal titled ‘Secure and robust wireless communication system for low-latency applications’. While the University of Sharjah and the American ......read more
New campus with state-of-the-art facilities will cater to pupils from Years 3-13
Abu Dhabi, UAE (February 21, 2018) – Repton School Abu Dhabi announced a significant expansion of its presence in Abu Dhabi with the launch of a new campus occupying a 25,000 sq. meter plot on Al Reem Island with a range of world-class facilities for pupils and staff. The new campus, called Fry Campus, which soft launched in September 2017 is currently catering to pupils from Years 3-6. The school will offer 3 more year groups (up to Year 9) for the academic year starting September 2018 and will eventually provide specialist facilities for pupils from Years 3-13.
The new campus, which can accommodate up to 1800 pupils, will be a significant addition to the existing campus of Repton Foundation School, Rose Campus, which opened in ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 February 2018 - Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Emirates Autism Society to collaborate in preparing qualified special education staff to teach individuals with autism. The agreement also aims to spread awareness of autism and its related challenges among different segments of society.
The three-year renewable agreement was signed by Professor Waqar Ahmad, Provost and Interim Chancellor of ADU and Dr Khawla al-Saadi, Chairwoman of the Emirates Autism Society.
With a view to enhancing awareness of autism and equipping ADU’s students with practical skills in teaching students with the condition, the memorandum of understanding establishes a framework for continuous collaboration between the two parties to hold workshops, specialized ......read more
UAE residents walked 3 symbolic kilometers reflecting the average distance millions of children in developing countries walk every day to go to school
IFFCO and Aetna were this year’s main sponsors, with Chevron being a sponsor
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 February 2018: 15,000 members of the UAE community participated today (Friday, 16 February 2018) in the 9th edition of the annual Walk for Education organized by Dubai Cares, part of Mohamed bin Rashed Al Maktoum Global Initiative. The community engagement initiative, which is in line with the Year of Zayed 2018, was held in solidarity of millions of children and young people in developing countries who walk an average distance of 3km every day to get to school. Compared to previous years, this year’s Walk saw an increase in participation among ......read more
Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of the Foundation, outlines the importance of supporting Emirati and Arab youth and ensuring access to work placements as part of their education
Keynote speech delivered by President Feridun Hamdullahpur from University of Waterloo in Canada highlights that co-operative education can create immense opportunities for placements and student start-ups
Dubai-UAE: 14 February 2018 – His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education, addressed a delegation of representatives from leading universities and institutions from around the world at the Youth Hub, Emirates Towers, Dubai. The inaugural event served as a platform to showcase the Foundation’s latest research findings as part of its continued efforts to enable access to ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 14 February, 2018 – Teaching altruism, empathy and self-control as well as supporting cognitive habits will help reinvigorate our education programs and underpin students’ success as adults, concluded experts at a breakout session on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
Headlining the session entitled ‘How Can We Reinvent Education?’, pioneering neuroscientist Dr Richard Davidson and Max Ventilla, founder and CEO of AltSchool, agreed that to prepare kids for the future, educators need to move away from the ‘industrial model’.
Dr Davidson said: “Although the model was widely successful for the better part of the 20thcentury, nowadays to prepare children for the future, educators need to understand how children’s experiences outside and ......read more
The pre-school becomes the first-ever educational institution to be honored with the title in the history of the Award
February 11, 2018; Sharjah, UAE: British Orchard Kids Kingdom Nursery, part of the British Orchard Nursery chain, won the distinction of being the first-ever educational institution to be awarded the prestigious Sharjah Economic Excellence Network Award 2017. The nursery won the title in the category of “Sharjah Top 10 Businesses Award 2017”, and was presented the award by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah. In all, 23 establishments were honored for their contribution to economic sector across GCC in the recently-held ceremony at Expo Centre Sharjah.
Other categories at the award ceremony included: Sharjah Top 10 GCC Businesses Award 2017, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018: Skyline University College Centre for Continuing Learning (CCL) has successfully conducted the One-Day Refresher Course in Management with Emphasis on Marketing, Finance Leadership & IT/Pocket MBA on January 24, 2018 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. Fifty one delegates from 29 organizations in the government, corporates, consulates, social clubs and SUC Alumni have participated in the program. SUC Dean, Dr. Amitabh Upadhya along with SUC Head of Academics for School of IT, Dr. Deepak Kalra awarded the certificates to the participants during the closing ceremony.
The program covers the topics of Emerging Trends in Marketing Management, Role of IT in Business, An Overview of Financial Management, and Leadership under the lecture ssessions of Professor, Dr. A.M. Sakkthivel; Associate Professor, ......read more
1,079 Al Dhafra school pupils inspired by special expanded ‘lema?’ session to mark Innovation Month in the UAE
Video highlights demonstrate the power of the fun interactive sessions as Innovation Month spreads across the Abu Dhabi Emirate.
Abu Dhabi, February 7th, 2018: Hundreds of school children in the Al Dhafra Region got a taste of Innovation Month yesterday as a special bumper ‘lema?’ session was held to mark the month-long UAE-wide event.
The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) offered all four of its workshops and shows to children at the Al Marfa School, and surrounding
schools in the Al Marfa community, as part of its commitment to roll out a week-long programme of innovation-focussed events across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Operated by ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 07, February 2018: To enable senior managers to foster creative innovation; and develop a growth mindset within their organization, Ashridge Executive Education has invited companies from Saudi Arabia to participate in a five-day program on ‘Driving Growth & Innovation’.
Rory Hendrikz, Managing Director of Ashridge Middle East, says: “Saudi Arabia has an ambitious vision for the future; and to ensure the country’s continued growth, it is important for organizations to foster a culture of innovation. No business is safe from disruption. To survive in this fast-paced world, innovation and creativity have become critical skills managers must possess. Our programme will help leaders to learn how to assess their growth options; and identify new digitally transformative ways to ......read more
Interactive session explores aspirations of recipients of scholarships from the Al Ghurair Foundation for Education
Initiates dialogue with youth on support systems needed for education and employment
Dubai-UAE: 06 February, 2018 – His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education, hosted the first chapter of the UAE Al Ghurair Scholars Dialogue in Dubai with a group of high-achieving Emirati students studying at the University of Sharjah, the American University of Dubai and the American University of Sharjah.
The session offered an opportunity for students, who are beneficiaries of scholarships from the Al Ghurair Foundation for Education through the UAE Scholars Program, to voice their career aspirations within ......read more
05 Feb 2018, Abu Dhabi- The UAE’s National Qualification Authority (NQA) has recognised Knowledge Group as an Approved Centre, under the NQA’s rigorous standards for training & development delivery. This officially recognises Knowledge Group’s dedication to quality, and to delivering top-class standards of training to every client.
Dr. Ahmad Badr, CEO of Knowledge Group, said: “The NQA’s mission is for the UAE to have a high-quality national qualification system that reinforces links between learning outcomes and the labour market. Knowledge Group has, since our inception, always focused on the same goals – delivering training and development solutions to public and private sector clients that are tightly-focused on market needs.
“We are also dedicated to delivering ......read more
Abu Dhabi – UAE: 4 February, 2018 – College of Arts and Sciences at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) organized the sixth edition of the annual National Mathematics Competition. The competition aims to highlight the importance of mathematics and its applications in our practical life.
Held at ADU Al Ain campus, the competition attracted 150 high school students representing 40 schools across the UAE. Divided upon 75 teams, students compete to solve mathematics problems applied in real life situations over two rounds. All participating teams took part in the first round competing against each other, after which only the top teams qualified to the second and final round.
Commenting on the competition, Dr. Hamdi Sheibani, ADU’s Dean of College of Arts and Sciences said: “The increased turnout ......read more
Introduces screenings for early identification of children at risk of developmental delays
Initiative endeavors to create a healthy, nurturing and safe learning setting for all children in line with Dubai Disability Strategy 2020
30 January 2018; Dubai, UAE: Developmental screening is an important first step in identifying children at risk of developmental delays, yet many young children fail to receive it. In an effort to help families track growth and appropriate milestones of their children, the British Orchard Nursery has introduced a special developmental screeningat the nursery to identify children at risk of potential problems or delays during normal childhood development.
The early years is when families can best begin to learn how to support and nurture their child, how to meet their child's ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2018: Skyline University College Centre for Continuing Learning (CCL) has successfully awarded the Certificate Program in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Trends in Information Technology to GIFT University, Pakistan students after completing a three-day Boot Camp at SUC from January 16-18, 2018.
The Boot Camp that consisted of lectures, workshops, and presentations covered the most relevant topics of today such as: Concept of Entrepreneurship, Destinations in UAE, Social Media Platforms in Business and Block Chain, Identifying Opportunities, Concept and Functionalities of a Business Plan, and Emerging Trends in IT. The speakers and lecturers were Head of Academics-School of Business and Associate Professor, Dr. Ajith Kumar; Head of Academics-School of IT and Associate Professor, Dr. Deepak Kalra; Associate ......read more
DUBAI, U.A.E, 23 January 2018 – Emirates Aviation University (EAU) returns to Sharjah’s International Education Show, the UAE’s leading Higher Education event, which will officially open tomorrow (24 January) at Expo Centre Sharjah.
The show is considered the best platform for educational institutions from across the region and world to spot the brightest talents who are willing to pursue higher studies in a variety of specializations.
EAU announced this year the launch of five new business programmes, responding to the demand for specialised, high-quality business related degrees. The new business programmes are: Business Administration, Business with Accounting and Finance, Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Business with HR Management, Business with Marketing.
Emirates Aviation ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2018: Following the success of the inaugural Diplomat Cricket Championship Cup last year, under the permanent patronage of Consulate General of India-Dubai, Skyline University College has organized its second edition hosted by Consulate General of Bangladesh on January 19-20, at SUC cricket ground. The CG of India beat CG of Sri Lanka by 44 runs making them the new champion of the 2018 tournament.
The Consul Generals who were actively involved in the tournament as players of their respective teams were H.E. Charitha Yattagoda of Sri Lanka and H.E. Mogobo David Mugabe of South Africa. Also present during the 2-day sporting event were Consul General H.E. Syed Javed Hassan of Pakistan, Consul General H.E. S. Bodiruzzaman of People’s Republic of Bangladesh as well as consulate representatives of ......read more
Dubai, 4 January 2018: The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has partnered with the University of Dubai (UD) to deliver IELTS testing at UD’s campus in Dubai International Academic City.
UOWD, an authorised IELTS testing centre in the UAE (under IDP Australia), will conduct its first testing at the University of Dubai on 6 January 2018 followed by monthly tests. Test takers in and around Academic City can choose to take their IELTS test conveniently at the University of Dubai which offers a comfortable testing environment for students.
With four sub-centres in Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Deira and Al Garhoud, UOWD is well positioned to provide prospective students from across the UAE access to the world’s most popular English language proficiency test.
“In the UAE and globally, IELTS ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2017: Skyline University College in cooperation with DANUBE Group has organized Woman of Substance: A Panel Discussion on Women Empowerment on November 27, 2017, at SUC Campus. The panel discussion was aimed at raising awareness on the obstacles women are experiencing today as well as to encourage them to make their own decisions, stand up for themselves, and start believing in their power to make a change in the society. SUC Assistant Professor Dr. Kakul Agha briefly introduced the topic to the audience before the panel discussion and acted as the panel ......read more
Khalifa University of Science and Technology Researchers Establish First Eddy
Flux Tower in the Region to Provide Scientists with Key Insights into the Potential for Carbon Storage of Salt-Tolerant Plants
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 04 December, 2017– The Khalifa University of Science and Technology has announced that its state-of-the-art Masdar Institute Environmental Monitoring Platform recently deployed at the Abu Dhabi Mangrove National Park has become the first eddy covariance station in the Arabian Peninsula to join the FLUXNET network. Eddy covariance provides an ......read more
The Nursery is the only early child learning institute in the Middle East to win the US-based BIZZ 2017 business award by WORLDCOB
Receives ‘Peak of Success’ honor, emerging successful amongst 21 nominees from world over in the same category
28th November 2017; Dubai, UAE: Bringing further accolades to UAE, British Orchard Nursery was awarded the United States BIZZ business excellence award for the second time in a row. Last year the nursery chain had become the first early child learning institute in the Middle East to win the business award by WORLDCOB. Winning the coveted ......read more
November 09, 2017 - Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, H.H. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council has inaugurated the 7th edition of the Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF) at Khalifa Park. Running until November 18, 2017 the festival will feature 71 fun-filled, educating and engaging activities designed to spark the curiosity of children in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
H.H. Sheikh Nahyan toured Khalifa ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 29 November, 2017 – The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), the region's leading institute of education and training for the financial sector, recently celebrated the graduation of its class of 2017, across various programs. The toast of the event, held at the Institute's flagship campus in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), were the 400 new graduates who successfully completed intensive vocational courses in finance, banking and insurance.
EIBFS management as well as senior executives and human resources representatives ......read more
UAE, November 27, 2017- The Dubai Center for Islamic Banking and Finance (DCIBF), an entity formed through a partnership between Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and the ‘Dubai the Capital of Islamic Economy’ initiative, has released its third annual report on the Islamic economy entitled ‘Takaful: Sustainability and Growth 2015 to 2025.’ The publication reveals that the global takaful industry is growing at an annual rate of 9 per cent and is attracting broader attention worldwide.
The Takaful report was launched by Abdullah Mohammed Al Awar, CEO of the ......read more
Masterminds Nursery & Kindergarten emerges as a global destination for education and learning
Dubai, UAE, November 26, 2017: While the entire nation gears up for the upcoming National Day, tiny tots from Masterminds Nursery & Kindergarten are all ready to flaunt their Arabic skills. The move is a part of an effort undertaken by the school to promote Arabic language skills ahead of the upcoming National Day.
Masterminds Nursery & Kindergarten offers enrichment programs that integrate languages as a key tool in child development to create intellectual, physical and ......read more
UAE, November 25, 2017 - The 7th edition of the Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF), the region’s premier science fair, surpassed expectations to close its highly successful 10-day run with an estimated attendance of more than 100,000 visitors and over 17,000 student participants. Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and organised by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), the leading festival treated its audiences comprising mostly young students aged 5 and ......read more
Sabari Indian School (SIS) under the patronage of the Consulate General of India and in association with Red Crescent rolled out a unique ‘Children for Children’ initiative to support refugee kids
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, November 20, 2017: Sabari Indian School, the first Indian school that is pioneering Apple Technologies in its learning approach has come up with yet another innovative and noble initiative –‘Children for Children’. The Children of Sabari have reached out to the children of the UAE with the view of garnering the support of ......read more
Agreement to further align national quality assurance systems with global best practices in higher education
DUBAI, UAE, 19 November 2017: The UAE Ministry of Education announced the signing of an agreement with the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), demonstrating its ongoing commitment to quality assurance of higher education institutions in the UAE. This comes as part of the Ministry’s support of initiatives which bolster the development of the nation, and in line with the national visions 2021 and Centennial vision 2071.
Dr. Mohammed ......read more
CFD- The College of Fashion and Design hosted the first ever Fashion Forum on their campus where H.E Sara Al Madani and Ms. Safiya Abdallah were invited as chief guests.
The event opened with a welcome note from Zeina, a first year student followed by Dr. Albalawi, Assistant Professor who announced the launch of short term programs at CFD.
Being a designer herself, Her Excellency Sara Al Madani spoke about developing a true sense of style and elaborated on the importance of being committed and dedicated in the field of Fashion. She emphasized that a designer should be confident ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 16, 2017: Skyline University College, Sharjah, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah and one of the oldest private universities in the United Arab Emirates, has produced more than 7000 graduates over the years guided by its mission of pursuing academic excellence and instilling knowledge, skills, competencies, and value-based education among its students. On its 27th Graduation Ceremony, more than 300 students representing 25 nationalities have successfully received their BBA and MBA ......read more
Abu Dhabi, November 13, 2017: His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Cabinet Member and the Minister of State for Tolerance delivered the opening remarks at the two-day Tolerance in the UAE workshop organized by the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute on Monday, November 13 at the University’s campus on Saadiyat Island.
In his opening remarks, HE Sheikh Nahyan said, “This conference provides an excellent opportunity for us to reflect upon the journey of the United Arab Emirates, one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse countries in the world, but, at the same ......read more
5 real world design challenges from 5 local and international partners
Expo 2020 Dubai offers design challenges to student participants
adidas, IBM, Alserkal Avenue and Splash are confirmed collaborators
Overwhelming response, as over 75 UAE schools sign up for the challenge
Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2017: Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI), in partnership with Dubai Design & Fashion Council (DDFC) announce the launch of Project Design Space (PDS) following its successful pilot in the Spring of 2017, where 5 schools from across the UAE competed. ......read more
UAE, November 12, 2017- H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum honored the ‘Innovative Emirati Programmer’ winners of the ‘Hackathon’ competition organized by the Emirates Talent Association and Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU). The recognition marked the culmination of the successful first batch of the ‘Emirati Programmer,’ the first-of-its-kind national initiative in the UAE launched to enhance the skills of Emirati programmers in programming languages, computer thinking systems, the basics of digital application and electronic ......read more
Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), the philanthropic fund management arm of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, made its first Asian investment in BYJU’S-The Learning App recently.
Other marquee investors in BYJU’S included Sequoia Capital, Tencent, Sofina, Verlinvest, Light Speed, Times Internet and International Finance Corporation, a member of World Bank Group. The company has raised over US Dollar 200 million till date.
Dubai, November 12, 2017: BYJU’S, India’s largest education technology company and the creator of one of ......read more
Works from the 19th and 20th centuries in the collection
Sharjah, 11 November 2017: The Sharjah Public Library (SPL) – a subsidiary of Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) – has launched an integrated database of rare historical manuscripts, books, documents, and maps, which were part of the UK’s National Archive; making these historical treasures about the Middle East and Africa available for the first time in the region for public viewing.
Nearly 3,000 documents dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries, comprising a selection of letters, reports, ......read more
Arabic language competition winners announced at Sharjah International Book Fair
Sharjah, 11 November 2017: Sharjah’s Fatima Bint Abdul Malik Primary School has been crowned champion of the second edition of the Lughati Cup competition, organised by Lughati, the Sharjah-based initiative to support Arabic learning the ‘smart’ way.
The Arabic language competition targeting grade 2 students across Sharjah, crowned three winners yesterday (Thursday) at the 36th Sharjah International Book Fair, running at Expo Centre Sharjah until 11 November.
Securing the first ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 9, 2017: In line with the university’s effort to engage students with experienced people from the industry, Skyline University College Library Department organized an “Author Meet and Greet” with Jasmine Brett Stringer on November 7, 2017 at SUC campus. Jasmine is a renowned American author, lifestyle expert, and motivational speaker. She is the author of “Seize Your Life: How to Carpe Diem Every Day”—a book full of lessons, helpful tips on life improvement, and stories that will certainly inspire readers to lead a better ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE - November 8, 2017: The Emirates Diplomatic Academy hosted His Excellency Yousef Al-Otaiba, the UAE Ambassador to the United States. His Excellency delivered a lecture titled “Connecting Capitals: from Abu Dhabi to Washington.” His Excellency Muhammad bin Issa, former Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, attended alongside students of the academy. His Excellency Al-Otaiba shared his thoughts and views with the audience on American foreign policy towards the Middle East generally, and the UAE specifically.
His Excellency started the interactive lecture by ......read more
UAE, November 7, 2017- Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and Chairman of the Governing Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE), recently participated in several meetings at the UNESCO General Conference in Paris and presented his report on the UNESCO IITE including ‘Policy Advocacy and Technical Assistance,’ ‘Teacher Professional Development’, ‘Open Education Resources and Digital Pedagogy,’ as well as ......read more
Sharjah, 7 November 2017: His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, has issued a directive to allocate AED 4.5 million for the purchase of new titles from publishing houses participating at the 36th edition of Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF). The books will be distributed to libraries across Sharjah in line with His Highness’s ongoing commitment to enriching public facilities with new resources.
His Highness’s initiative ensures that Sharjah’s public libraries will be updated with new titles ......read more
Grant gives students and faculty licenses to use Siemens’ PLM software
Supports building digital skills, fostering innovation among UAE nationals
UAE University, Zayed University, Higher Colleges of Technology, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, and Rochester Institute of Technology, selected to receive software grant
Dubai, UAE, November 6, 2017: The Ministry of Education and Siemens have announced software licenses for five universities in the UAE, valued at 100 million Euros in total. The partnership between the Ministry of Education and Siemens, ......read more
November 1, 2017– Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) Autumn Edition 2017, the latest edition of the leading student recruitment platform in the Middle East and Asia, has opened today (Wednesday, November 1, 2017) at Hall 5 of the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre to help more than 5,000 learners around the region find the right educational choice from over 600 courses.
The region’s most trusted event for higher education features a wide variety of study streams from over 50 regional and international universities located in eight countries, which ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 1, 2017: As a part of corporate social responsibility (CSR) of Skyline University College (SUC), Diploma in Travel and Tourism was launched for the selected inmates at Sharjah Police Punishment and Correctional Institution Department on October 29, 2017. This program was a joint initiative of SUC and Sharjah Police as stated on the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the parties on October 6, 2017. SUC Dean Dr. Amitabh Upadhya and Deputy Director for Public Relations Mr. Firas Al Tabbaa were present during the launch of the program along with SUC faculty ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 1, 2017: Skyline University College (SUC) Services Committee organized the annual Blood Donation Camp in cooperation with the Ministry of Health in Sharjah at SUC campus on October 26, 2017. The students, faculty, and staffs have participated in the event and generously poured out their blood donations during the camp.
This yearly activity at SUC aims at fostering among SUC staff and students the importance of helping and reaching out to the people in need of care and compassion. Every year, SUC endeavors to creating more awareness, spreading help, ......read more
October 31, 2017 – The 2017 Autumn Edition of the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX), the leading student recruitment platform in the Middle East and Asia, will open its doors for learners around the region at Hall 5 of the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre starting tomorrow (Wednesday, November 1, 2017) until Friday (November 3). The region’s most trusted event for higher education will feature over 600 courses from a wide variety of study streams in eight countries.
GETEX Autumn 2017 provides parents and students with the opportunity for ......read more
Abu Dhabi, October 31, 2017 - The 7th edition of the Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF) being organized by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, is expected to witness an estimated 13 per cent increase in student participation to 17,000 students during its 10-day run from the 9th to the 18th of November 2017 at both Khalifa Park and the Al Ain Zoo.
Among the essential features of the annual festival are its organized school ......read more
His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi Delivers Keynote Address Highlighting Link Between Sustainability and Long-Term Prosperity
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 31 October, 2017: His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, inaugurated the 2017 joint ISES Solar World Congress and IEA SHC International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry (SWC and SHC 2017), which kicked-off in Abu Dhabi today.
More than 500 renewable energy researchers and industry experts are attending the event that is being hosted by the ......read more
UAE, October 25, 2017- Dr. Mansour Al Awar, Chancellor of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and Chairman of the Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE), emphasized the pivotal role of learners in driving the educational process during the latest World Conference for Online Learning held from October 16 to 19, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Al Awar shared HBMSU’s successful transformation into an international role model that provides the best education for the creators and innovators of the future. He also shed light on ......read more
A sustainable community initiative aimed at transferring knowledge from experienced people to future graduates with more than 90 participants from the Alumni Association
An integrated system linking UAE youth for a happier future
The creative initiative launches its third day-long conference addressing the challenges facing young people in developing themselves personally and professionally, refining their skills, achieving their ambitions and aspirations, and encouraging them to take advantage of education and employment opportunities.
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Dubai- With more hospitals and medical facilities opening up in the country, the shortage of qualified and experienced nurses in the region has become even more glaring.
The demand for nurses and other medical professionals is slowly starting to overwhelm the number of available practitioners in the field. The situation has reached a point where the government has decided to craft out strategies that will help lure over the much-needed manpower.
A Growing Demand
Despite concerted efforts to open the country’s doors to aspiring professions in the medical field, the high demand ......read more
Honeywell Educators at Space Academy equips teachers to inspire students through science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education
Applications accepted until November 14, 2017
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, October 24, 2017: Honeywell (NYSE: HON,) a global software-industrial company, following the successful trip of UAE teachers last year, is inviting eligible teachers to join educators from around the world at the prestigious Honeywell Educators at Space Academy (HESA). The program will be held at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC), in Huntsville, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, October 24, 2017 - The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has confirmed that 40 per cent of the 71 exciting and educational activities lined up for the upcoming 7th Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF) it is organizing under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, will involve local organizations.
The annual ADSF has grown into the region’s biggest science festival thanks to the support of the strategic sponsors and numerous organizations and companies in Abu ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2017: The 4th Inter-School Young Business Talent Hunt 2017 (YBTH) organized by Skyline University College and The Young Vision magazine has received an overwhelming participation of 40 schools from across the UAE during the 3-day event from October 16-18, 2017 at SUC campus. A total number of 247 teams are competing in three categories of Advertisement Design, New Business Plan, and New Mobile Application. The Chief Guest of the event was SUC Founder President, Mr. Kamal Puri, who delivered a motivational speech to inspire and encourage the young ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017: In continuation of the World Tourism Day celebration, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has initiated a program under the Industry Professional Training Department (IPTD) of Marhabtain Training Program called, “My Destination – University Student Orientation Program.” SCTDA Senior Consultant for Tourism Affairs, Mr. Mohamed Youssef along with his team has conducted the orientation on October 9, 2017, at SUC campus to briefly introduce “My Destination” to students followed by an arranged tour.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 October 2017: Education For Employment (EFE), the leading organization linking unemployed youth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to tangible job opportunities, and MBC Hope, the CSR branch of the largest private media company in the Middle East, MBC, has launched #FirstJob – an awareness and action campaign that seeks to boost youth employment in the MENA region by changing how youth and employers view a first job. Major corporate entities such as EFE partner Citi Foundation have collaborated in the campaign. The campaign uses ......read more
Official sponsor demonstrates science applied to life at the world’s biggest vocational skills competition
UAE, 17 October 2017: Global innovation company, 3M will take part in supporting the development of the vocational education for youth in the UAE and the region as part of being the Global Industry Partner and Local Sponsor of the 44th WorldSkills Competition. The event will take place from October 14th to 19th in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of The UAE Armed ......read more
Abu Dhabi, October 16, 2017 - The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has announced in a Press Conference held today in Abu Dhabi that the 7th edition of the Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF) will be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and take place simultaneously at both Khalifa Park and the Al Ain Zoo from the 9th to the 18th of November 2017.
The 7th ADSF Edition will bring together 40 brand-new activities out of a total of 71 promoting the spirit of ......read more
UAE, October 15, 2017- H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai and Chairman of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University’s (HBMSU) Board of Governors, dedicated the university’s unprecedented success in obtaining an academic accreditation to deliver its Master of Science in Innovation and Change Management program fully online in the UAE to H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of ......read more
EIBFS trained a total of 9,701 professionals
UAE nationals comprise 25% of the total participants
434 training and educational programs delivered in first six months
Dubai-UAE: 15 October, 2017: The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) has reported the participation of a high number of professionals in its programs during the first six months of this year, ended June 30, 2017.
During the period, EIBFS trained a total of 9,701 financial professionals and students, including 2,473 UAE nationals representing 25 percent of the total ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 9, 2017: As part of strengthening the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of Skyline University College, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed with Sharjah Police Punishment and Correctional Institution Department on October 6, 2017, at Sharjah Police Headquarters to provide training and development program for the selected inmates of Sharjah Police.
Sharjah Police Deputy Commander, Brigadier Abdullah Mubarak and SUC Executive Director and Chair of the Executive Council, Mr. Nitin Anand signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations. ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 8, 2017: In October 2017 ESMOD Dubai, the first and only Fashion Institute in the Middle East entirely dedicated to fashion education, opened its new branch in Dubai Design District. The new branch, located in Building 7 in the heart of d3, will provide ESMOD Dubai's acclaimed courses in Fashion marketing, Luxury Brand Management, Fashion Buying, Professional Fashion Makeup and a unique makeup support for all ladies working at d3 SOS Makeup. The SOS Makeup Service will offer d3 ladies a "Morning Makeup Fix", "Before Meeting Makeup" and ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 8 October, 2017: Educational innovation expert Ramsey Musallam encouraged teachers to think carefully about their use of technology in the classroom in his Expert Masterclass session titled ‘How to Use Technology: Plan Your Lessons Like it is 1934’.
His comments were made at the Qudwa 2017 Global Teachers' Forum that opened today at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.
In the Masterclass session, the science teacher from Sonoma Academy in the US highlighted the important role technology could play in opening doors for enquiry-based learning, while also ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 8 October, 2017: Cognitive strategies can give students the tools to cope and learn how to think rather than what to think, Dr Naif Al-Mutawa, professor of clinical psychology at Kuwait University's Faculty of Medicine, award-winning serial entrepreneur and clinical psychologist, told teachers in Abu Dhabi yesterday.
He was leading an Expert Masterclass session themed ‘Turning Behaviour Choice into a Skill: Cognitive Behaviour Strategies That Help Teachers and Students’ on the opening day of the Qudwa 2017 Global Teachers' Forum.
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International experts to discuss key points of future education:
Rethinking teaching and learning through disruptive innovation
Sparking creativity in the classroom as the only human skill immune to automation
Tolerance as a vertical value, intrinsic to increased employability in a global economy
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 7 October, 2017: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the second edition of the Global ......read more
The latest ranking places SP Jain School of Global Management in the league of top institutions like IMD, INSEAD, IE, Cambridge, Oxford, Warwick and SDA Bocconi.
DUBAI - October 5, 2017: For the fifth year in a row now, SP Jain School of Global Management’s (SP Jain) flagship Global MBA program has been ranked in the TOP 20 in the Forbes list of the world’s best 1-year International Full-Time MBAs.
S P Jain Dubai Campus located in Academic City is the place where the business leaders of tomorrow are getting prepared to disrupt the business world. The focus of S P ......read more
UAE, October 4, 2017 – Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) Chancellor Dr. Mansoor Al Awar received Prof. Dr. Mohammed Gharseldin, Chancellor of Fujairah University, and his delegates who recently paid the HBMSU a visit to gain insights into its fundamental smart learning initiatives. The visit formed part of Fujairah University’s efforts to build a smart learning environment and learn from HBMSU’s relevant experiences, including but not limited to technology, pedagogy, expansion of library facilities, and research activities. The meeting was also a follow-up on ......read more
Women students stress need to pursue higher education at ‘Emirati Women of Excellence Conference’
Dubai, October 4, 2017: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has announced 25 scholarships exclusively for Emirati women to empower them to either start or resume their university education. The university will also offer a rebate on Masters Programs.
The announcement was made at the “Emirati Women of Excellence Conference – The Future is Now,” held In Abu Dhabi on September 26, 2017, attended by women from across the UAE. The delegates were ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 4, 2017: Skyline University College (SUC) takes pride in joining hands with Toastmasters International (TM) to develop the soft skills of the students in professional grooming. The Toastmasters Club Freshmen Orientation was conducted on October 1, 2017, at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall mainly to introduce the club and its importance in developing the skills and potentials of SUC students. SUC Toastmasters Club has invited DTM Balaji Nagabhushan and his team for this collaboration to demonstrate the procedures and to emphasize the core values of the club which are integrity, ......read more