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    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 year, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) is providing various options for students with its innovative programme of vocational education offered at its Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), that was established to lay ......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 year’s CISI Global Education Trust (GET) Awards. Amongst these is Egyptian student, Aya Elbuhaisi, the first awardee from the Middle East.    Together with other winners from Philippines, Singapore and South Africa, Aya, an Accounting ......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 the 20 ‘City of Gold’ scholarships that are being offered by DCT for its Certificate in Retail course, in collaboration with the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG). A few more full scholarship spots are still available and are open to ......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 of the German energy economy, cutting edge technological study approaches as well as new exploration and production methods for oil and gas. The students will also learn more about the use of oil and gas in the chemical process visiting BASF, ......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. The workshops introduced students to various aspects of entrepreneurship through practical activities overseen by corporate mentors. Mentors from BAML shared their experience with the students, giving them an opportunity to learn about professional ......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 the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme, applies a multi-dimensional, user-driven approach to international ranking of higher education institutions.  MODUL University is the only Austrian university in the prestigious list ......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 more than 280 studies, reports and articles from the UK to Australia, GSA and its research partner Red Brick Research have established several clear patterns that are prevalent across all the respective student populations ......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 patients are without the specialist care they need.   The new Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program, available in both English and Arabic, has been launched by Canadian University Dubai (CUD). The university will admit its first cohort in the ......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 for over a decade, the new venture will see PhD students awarded their degree from both universities. Research students will be based in Dubai, but will also spend time in Coventry and receive support from Coventry University academics. The ......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 during the 6-day training program such as: UAE Tourism, Sharjah History, Sharjah Tourist Attractions, Heritage and Culture, Presentation Skills, Tourism Marketing, Innovation in Tourism, Reputation, Management, First-Aid Training, Happiness, and ......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 Strategies in Handling Difficult Stakeholders; and Role of Emerging Technologies and Social Media. At the end of the program, each participant was awarded with a certificate for successfully completing the course.  

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    Sandooq Al Watan and DarkMatter Launch Second Phase of "Emirati Coder"

    Initiative follows successful first stage which was launched in January 2018 Abu Dhabi, July 7, 2018:  Sandooq Al Watan, the national initiative launched by prominent Emirati businessmen to support research projects that are in line with the UAE’s vision to diversify beyond oil, today announced the start of the second phase of the Emirati Coder programme.  The programme was developed in conjunction with Abu Dhabi-based education consultancy Ajyal Talent Management, a DarkMatter company.  Emirati Coder aims to create a pool of talent that will be capable to meet the challenges of the future labour market. It primarily focuses on developing students’ knowledge of the language of programming. The second phase of Emirati Coder follows the successful first phase, which was launched at the end of January ......read more

    UK College of Business & Computing inaugurates its first International campus in DIAC

    Inaugurated by Mr. Mohammad Abdullah, Managing Director of Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) & Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP) the launch was well attended by the UKCBC Board of Governors, distinguished guests, senior KHDA executives and other key dignitaries.  UK College of Business and Computing(UKCBC) is the first branch of a UK Technical and vocational Education and Training institution set up in Dubai With six campuses in the UK, the new UKCBC campus is in the heart of Dubai International Academic City with modern facilities.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 5, 2018:   UK College of Business & Computing (UKCBC), one of London’s most reputed higher & vocational education inaugurates its international campus in Dubai in the presence of Mr. Mohammad Abdullah, Managing Director of ......read more

    Bachelor of Pharmacy Receives International Certification from ACPE

    Dubai, UAE, July 05, 2018:  Ajman University’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program has been granted International Certification by the US-based Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).  The ACPE’s favorable decision comes after due consideration of the Evaluation Team Report (ETR), the College’s Self-Study Report, and the recommendations of ACPE’s International Commission.  This prestigious certification renders AU’s BPharm program to be internationally recognized for its quality and outcomes. According to the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), the official number of pharmacy schools outside the United States is 1,945. As one of only 11 non-American universities to earn ACPE certification, AU is proudly part of an elite 0.6% of pharmacy colleges with these ......read more

    L3 Cts Cadets to Train at Etihad Aviation Training in Abu Dhabi

    Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018:  L3 Commercial Training Solutions (CTS) and Etihad Aviation Training (EAT) have signed an agreement enabling cadets enrolled on the L3 Airline Academy Integrated ATPL course to undertake foundation flight training at EAT’s training facility in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. The agreement will increase L3’s capacity for flight training, enabling it to meet the demand for its industry-leading ATPL Commercial Pilot career program. It ensures the continuation of the renowned professionalism and quality of the training performed by the Approved Training Organisation (ATO). The agreement offers a new location for cadets to undertake flight training in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. EAT is a well-established ATO with one of the largest training facilities in the Middle East region, offering fantastic ......read more

    The Annual Skyline Iftar at Skyline University College

    Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018:  Breaking the fast during Ramadan is traditionally done together as a community. In observance of the holy month, Skyline University College alumni, parents, and students have come together for the annual Iftar Dinner with the Skyline faculty and staff community on May 30, 2018 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. The hall was filled with familiar faces, relishing the sumptuous food prepared by Skyline.  Moroever, in this Year of Zayed, SUC Services Committee, chaired by Dr. Taleb Eli, endeavors to reach out to the community by organizing various initiatives such as the Iftar Dinner and cricket match for the University City of Sharjah laborers on May 31, 2018 at SUC Cricket Ground. The Skyline faculty and staff joined the laborers in breaking the fast and the laborers spent the night away playing cricket. ......read more

    Horizon International School's Got Talent: Students Showcase Spectacular Performances

    Over 35 students, from 20 different nationalities competed across 10 varied categories United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 1st July 2018:   Horizon International hosted - ‘Horizon’s Got Talent’ show at the school Auditorium.  Children of multiple nationalities from years 4-10 took to stage to display some spectacular performances. Over 35 students competed in varied categories including Music, Dance, Drama, Comedy and Magic. The aim in organising the event was in alignment with Horizon's vision of an inclusive, diverse school where growth mindset and high standards are non-negotiable. While such events enrich the curriculum and help develop the ‘holistic growth of the child', the Expressive Arts teach students the value of creativity, problem solving and teamwork.   The winners ......read more

    International researchers attend first workshop held at AUS Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC)

    Sharjah, UAE. June 27, 2018:  An international workshop on geospatial research in Gulf coastal environments featuring renowned researchers from around the world has recently been concluded at American University of Sharjah (AUS). The two-day event was held in the Main Building on campus.   This was the first workshop that the Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC) at AUS has organized. With seven prominent international researchers, along with four eminent local speakers attending the event as guest speakers, it is envisaged that the workshop will pave the way for future collaborations with industry leaders. The event focussed on three main topics. These were: Future Research for Geospatial Applications in Gulf Environments Availability of Geospatial Data in the Gulf Research Integrating Geodetic and Geospatial ......read more

    Skyline Suhoor Night 2018

    Dubai, UAE, June 21, 2018:  On the night of Skyline Suhoor, Skyline University College brought together its strategic alliances and partners such as consul generals, government officials, corporate leaders, members of the business councils and social clubs, school principals, and media at Al Majlis, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai on June 6, 2018. The Skyline team headed by Mr. Kamal Puri, Chairman of Skyline International Group and Founder President of Skyline University College welcomed each guest in a lavish Arabian set-up, complete with sumptuous middle-eastern cuisine and music. The night of gathering and networking served as a gesture of Skyline’s appreciation to its government and corporate affiliates for their continuous support. Some of the honorable guests of the night were Consul General of Sri Lanka, H.E. Charitha ......read more

    KHDA accredited Parent Education Courses equip parents with positive parenting tools

    The courses offer a range of topics relevant to today’s environment including the positive use of digital media, keeping children safe on the internet, managing behavior and others  June 19, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   With the rapid changes in family structure, parenting is now far challenging than it used to be. Recent researches endorse that parents are increasingly struggling to strike the right balance of positivity and discipline in their relationship with their child, while confronted with new technology, demanding work schedules and external influences, such as social media. As per a US-based study conducted in 2016 on parents of 0 to 5 years old, 73 percent of the respondents found parenting their biggest challenge, while 68 percent said that if they knew more positive parenting strategies they would use them. ......read more

    Emirates Aviation University announces new scholarship awards

    Dubai, UAE, 11 June 2018:   Emirates Aviation University (EAU) has announced that it will be awarding ‘top achiever’ scholarships to high school students applying to its undergraduate business and engineering programmes. A total of 50 scholarship awards will be presented to students, based on merit rather than their financial circumstances.   The scholarship programme is open to high school students from across the world who are interested in pursuing their undergraduate education in business and engineering at the Emirates Aviation University. The scholarship will provide a reduction of up to 50% on the yearly tuition fees for the education stream chosen by the candidate.   Candidates will first need to apply for admission through the EAU’s website. On confirmation of acceptance, ......read more

    FBMA Launches The Fatima Bint Mubarak Sports Library

    The first dedicated sports library in the UAE makes information easy and accessible to the Abu Dhabi community Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 11th 2018:   The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) announced that it has contributed a plethora of books to the Abu Dhabi Ladies Club (ADLC) seeing the construction of the first dedicated sports library in the UAE: The Fatima Bint Mubarak Sports Library. A myriad of scientific, administrational and inspirational books in both Arabic and English are available to fulfill the desires of every reader.  Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), “Mother of the Nation”, FBMA ......read more

    Nursery children prepare custom-made educational packs for the underprivileged

    British Orchard Nursery chain contributes 300 boxes for the ‘Lakum’ initiative this Ramadan May 30, 2018; Dubai, UAE:  In the true charitable spirit of Ramadan, young children of British Orchard Nursery across all its branches in the UAE created custom-made packages for their counterparts around the world. Contributing to Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum’s ‘For You’ – Lakum initiative and with the idea of putting smiles on the faces of children in need across the globe, the exercise aimed to inculcate a sense of social responsibility, compassion and care in nursery children.  The ‘Lakum’ boxes, lovingly prepared by the preschoolers, were even personalized by the children as they contributed their favorite toys in addition to the educational supplies including pens, ......read more

    ‘Think Science' Ambassadors Participate in the Prominent Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2018 Competition in Pittsburgh – USA

    Five ‘Made in the UAE’ projects showcased along with projects from 75 countries 11 Think Science Ambassadors were invited to compete with over 1,800 students from over 75 nations 8 female and 3 male high school students from UAE public and private schools travelled to Pittsburg in the USA to attend world’s largest high school science competition. Abu Dhabi, UAE – May 20, 2018 -11 young Emirati youth (8 females and 3 males) participated in the prominent Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the largest international pre-college science competition in the world, which took place in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania- UAE between 13-18 May 2018.    Five exceptional Think Science projects were showcased covering a wide range of innovations including:  a multipurpose ......read more

    University of Balamand in Dubai receives licence to offer Professional Teaching Diploma program

    Dubai, May 19, 2018:  Dubai Investments PJSC [DFM: DIC], the leading, diversified investments company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, has announced that the University of Balamand in Dubai [UOBD] has been licensed to offer the Professional Teaching Diploma program at its new campus in Dubai Investments Park [DIP], effective September 2018. The university has been accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation [CAA], a government-run institutional licensure and degree accreditation department of the UAE Ministry of Education.  UOBD will also offer the Bachelor of Science [B.S.] programs in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics as well as Bachelor of Arts [B.A.] in English Language and Literature. All programs are based on the American model of higher ......read more

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    Ambassador School wins Golden Peacock global award for innovative service

    Dubai, UAE, April 25, 2018:    Ambassador School, one of the largest Indian schools in Dubai, has emerged as the only education provider from Dubai to have won the prestigious ‘Golden Peacock’ award in the 'Innovative Product/ Service' category at the Institute of Directors (IOD) India's 28th World Congress on Leadership for Business Excellence and Innovation. This is supported by the Ministry of Economy, the Government of the UAE.  Mr. Kamal Kalwani, Vice-chairperson of Ambassador Schools, received the award from His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin ......read more

    Skyline University College Students Attended 3-Day Training Program in New York

    Dubai, UAE, April 25, 2018:  The MBA and BBA students of Skyline University College (SUC) along with SUC Professor, Dr. Nizar M.F. Sahawneh attended a 3-day training program on “Capital Markets: Products, Risk, and Strategies” at New York Institute of Finance during the Skyline Educational Trip in New York, USA on March 21-31, 2018.  The course surveys the major financial instruments traded in capital markets around the world, which allowed students to understand how stocks are valued, learn how stocks and bonds are brought to market, and understand the basic ......read more

    SUC Organized 10-Day Free IELTS Workshop for School Teachers and Students

    Dubai, UAE, April 23, 2018:  Skyline University College (SUC) in collaboration with Sharjah Education Council has organized a 10-day IELTS Workshop termed as “Insights into IELTS” from March 25-26, 2018 and April 1-5, 2018 for teachers and students respectively. More than 100 participants attended the workshop that included an extensive coaching on all skill categories (Speaking, Writing, Reading, and Listening). SUC Head of English Language Centre, Dr. Victoria Verna gave a thorough orientation about the test format, the techniques of IELTS and conducted classes. The ......read more

    April Marks Autism Awareness Month at Nursery Chain

    Autism Spectrum Disorder affects 1 in 146 births in the UAE 18th April 2018; Dubai, UAE: British Orchard Nursery in its continuous endeavor to create an all-encompassing environment for the people of determination has collaborated with Autism Rocks to bring awareness on autism and developmental delays. The Nursery’s initiative also comes in line with KHDA’s inclusive policy that seeks to change society’s attitude towards people of determination allowing for a more inclusive education policy framework. To educate the society and mark the autism awareness month ......read more

    HBMSU's Board of Governors discusses cooperation efforts with Bahrain's Ministry of Education

    UAE, April 16, 2018 – The Board of Governors of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) recently assessed its bilateral cooperation with the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Ministry of Education, with positive reviews to the significant steps being made by both parties in supporting the initiatives that will reshape the future of education based on smart technologies. The extraordinary Board meeting came after a special meeting held between H.E. Majid Al-Nuaimi, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Higher Education Council in Bahrain, and Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of ......read more

    Skyline University College Economics Day 2018: One Step towards Tomorrow

    Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2018:  Skyline University College organized the 3rd Economics Day event on April 9, 2018 at SUC Campus. During the event, SUC Macroeconomic students showcased their depth of economic knowledge on topical issues affecting the global economy through visuals, posters, and videos. This year’s theme focused on the global economy and the recently introduced VAT in UAE as the countdown to Dubai 2020 begins.  The event was graced by two leading business and financial experts in the world of global trade, Ms. Joy Ajlouny, Co-Founder of Fetchr and Ms. Divya ......read more

    Salem Ahmad Almoosa Enterprises to recognize talent and skills of young Quran memorizers from Ahmad Abdullah Almoosa Center at this year's edition of Dar Al Ber Quran Memorization Project

    Salem Ahmad Almoosa Enterprises (SAAE), one of the UAE’s most prominent business conglomerates, is set to recognize the talent and skills of young Quran Memorizers from Ahmad Abdullah Almoosa Center at this year's edition of Dar Al Ber Quran Memorization Project, set to be held on Wednesday, 18th of April 2018, at the headquarters of Dar Al Ber Society. The company will provide its support as the event's gold sponsor, which demonstrates its continuing commitment towards supporting national initiatives and efforts that are aimed at strengthening religious and social culture among ......read more

    HONEYWELL TO INSPIRE NEXT GENERATION OF PROGRAMMERS AND SCIENTISTS AT THINK SCIENCE FAIR 2018

    Global technology leader to engage UAE youth in robotic challenges aimed to promote interest in Science, Technology and Innovation Six UAE-based teachers selected for the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy program at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Alabama, USA Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 11, 2018:  Honeywell (NYSE: HON), a premier software-industrial company, is set to engage the UAE’s next generation of scientists and engineers on key concepts in software programming, robotics and virtual reality at the Think Science Fair 2018, taking place at the Dubai ......read more

    Al Maktoum Foundation Allocates AED300,000 to Abu Dhabi University Student Fund

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 7 April, 2018:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, today announced that it had received financial support to the tune of AED300,000 from Al Maktoum Foundation towards the ADU Student Fund.   His Excellency Salem Mubarak Al Dhaheri, Executive Director of Community Relations at ADU, received the cheque for the amount from His Excellency Mizra Al Sayegh, Director General at the Office of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Chairman of ......read more

    Sharjah Girl Guides Rolls Out Innovative Workshops on Coding and Robotics

    Hands-on introduction to math analytics, robotics and computer technology applications Sharjah, United Arab, Emirates, 7 April 2018:  In recognition of changing trends in education, and in a bid to offer an outlet for girls to discover and develop their skills in a safe, fun environment, Sharjah Girl Guides (SGG) has launched a series of innovative intellectual workshops in smart learning skills, computer coding and do-it-yourself robotics. Highlighting the need for more qualitative approach to learning and development. Shaikha Abdulaziz Al Shamsi, Manager of SGG said: ......read more

    Youth Engagement Key Component of Global Aerospace Summit 2018

     The Summit in April will highlight the work of students from six major UAE Universities  Young Space Leaders Forum to take place on final day of the Summit 7 April 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Students from six major UAE Universities will participate in the Global Aerospace Summit 2018, taking place at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi between the 30th of April and the 2nd of May. The students from Abu Dhabi University (AD University), American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), Khalifa University (KU), University of Sharjah, United Arab ......read more

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs Offers Scholarships to UAE National High School Graduates

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 05, 2018:  The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) has announced the opening of applications for global university scholarships to UAE nationals aspiring to join the Ministry's diplomatic corps.  The scholarship programme provides Emirati high school graduates, who already hold one or more offers from a list of 133 universities set forth by the Ministry, with a full scholarship to pursue a bachelor’s degree starting in the academic year 2018-2019. The scholarship is offered for undergraduate ......read more

    HBMSU and Al Maktoum College of Higher Education in Scotland sign MoU to jointly conduct research and training on globalization, ethics, law & Islamic economy

    UAE, April 4, 2018 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Al Maktoum College of Higher Education in Scotland to strengthen the values of mutual understanding and multiculturalism in their learners, faculty members, and academicians. The MoU is in line with the UAE Government’s approach to build an ambitious generation with higher sense of responsibility and self-confidence and who are capable of shaping the country’s future. The agreement was signed by Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU, and H.E. Mirza Al Sayegh, ......read more

    City, University of London launches MENA alumni chapter in Dubai

    April 04, 2018 United Arab Emirates:  The aim of the MENA chapter is to help graduates stay connected. More than 100 alumni came together to celebrate the launch of the City Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Alumni Chapter at the Bvlgari Marina and Yacht Club on Jumeirah Bay Island.  The MENA Chapter is the latest in a series of global initiatives aimed at strengthening ties between City and our graduates, and providing them with a platform to grow their personal and professional networks.  Hosted by Viola Polakowska, Head of Alumni Relations and Rehan Pathan, ......read more

    MODUL University Dubai offers scholarships, study grants and paid internships worth AED 1,000,000 to mark Year of Zayed

        University launches competition to coincide with GETEX 2018     Guaranteed paid internships also on offer to MODUL students Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2018:  MODUL University Dubai, the first Austrian University in the Middle East which offers cutting-edge education programs across different fields, has announced academic merit scholarships worth AED 1 million apart from exclusive study grants and guaranteed paid internships to students to mark the Year of Zayed. The University, which offers 360-degree higher education programs aimed at ......read more

    Skyline Celebrated UN World Water Day 2018

    Skyline University College has successfully conducted the UN World Water Day celebration in cooperation with SHUROOQ and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) on March 22, 2018 at Al Majaz Waterfront Park, Sharjah UAE. Competitions on painting, poster-making, video jingle were organized for children in line with this year’s UN World Water Day theme, “Nature of Water,” and was followed by an awareness walk around Al Majaz Park by SUC faculty, staff, students, and event guests. Among the important guests who graced the event were, Ms. Fatima Zaabi, Director of ......read more

    Students of the International School of Creative Science achieve outstanding TIMSS results

    The results are in line with the UAE National Agenda target to be among the 15 highest performing countries in TIMSS worldwide United Arab Emirates, Sharjah, 28 March, 2018:  Students from the International School of Creative Science (ISCS) in Sharjah, operated by Beam, demonstrated outstanding TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) results in the longest running, large scale international assessment of mathematics and science education in the world.   The four-yearly trends assessment scored the ISCS students above the UAE National Target of 510 as per ......read more

    Homegrown, Skilled Life-Science Workforce Essential for Dubai's Growth: Dubai Science Park

    Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Chairing Member of Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030, urges increased collaboration between government, industry and educators   Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  27 March 2018:  Seeking to enhance skill sets within the life-sciences industry and bridge the gap between academia and industry, Dubai Science Park (DSP), the holistic science-focused business community, invited key representatives from leading educational institutions to participate in a high-level skill development workshop at Dubai International Academic City.  The half-day ......read more

    ‘First Aid Training' for Mental Health at The LightHouse Arabia

    A Highly Relevant Evidence-Based Course for Those Working in a High Stress Environment, Or For Those Responsible for Supporting Other Adults or Adolescents Facing Mental Health Difficulties.   Courses Beginning on 3rd May 2018   Dubai, UAE, March 27, 2018:   Global awareness of mental health issues and its impact on both self and society has never been more prevalent. In a high speed, modern world, self-care and productivity can be at risk when both individuals and organizations fail to recognize the need for managing mental and emotional challenges within ......read more

    Skyline University College Organized 11th CEO Lecture Series

    Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018:  Skyline University College Corporate Affairs Office has organized the 11th edition of CEO Lecture Series with keynote speaker, Mohamed Amine Belarbi, Co-Founder and CEO of VUL9 Security Solutions on March 14, 2018.  As the featured CEO, Mohamed Amine shared how he started as a serial entrepreneur who created his own publication and co-founded the fastest-growing cybersecurity company in the region at a young age. He imparted motivational insights to the students based on his own experiences during his talk entitled, “Unleash the Entrepreneur ......read more

    SCTDA Marhabtain-Renewal Training Program

    Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018:  The Marhabtain-Renewal Tour Guide Training Program by Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) was conducted at Skyline University College on March 7, 2018.  The resource speakers of the training were Student Affairs Head, Dr. Osama Ali Thawabeh and Associate Professor, Dr. Mohit Vij who discussed topics such as, Tourism Phenomenon Role of a Tourist Guide, Sharjah as a Tourist Destination, Sharjah as a Cultural Destination, Innovation and Sustainability, and Reputation Management during their respective sessions.  The ......read more

    Jacky's Group of Companies forays into UAE executive education sector

    IIM-Lucknow makes its first international footprint with Executive Education in Dubai Launches “Anisuma Training Institute” for Executive Education in the region, partners with IIM-Lucknow to offer its first program. Collaborations with other global schools planned for future. March 21, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   With the aim of providing quality executive education for the working professionals in the region and diversifying its current business portfolio, Jacky’s Group of Companies has announced its foray into the promising UAE education sector. Anisuma ......read more

    Steelcase Wins “Best Resource or Equipment – Non ICT” at the 5th Annual Gess Education Awards

    Brody WorkLounge provides a classroom solution that is good for the body and the brain  Dubai, March 21, 2018 –   Steelcase, a premier research-led furniture manufacturer for the workplace, healthcare and education spaces, has been awarded the ‘Best Resource or Equipment – non ICT’ for its Brody WorkLounge at the GESS Education Awards. Now in its fifth year, the "GESS Awards" highlight the quality and diversity of educational products, resources, services and people as well as the best educational establishments and most dedicated members of ......read more

    Dubai Heights Academy Marks Ghaf Tree Planting Ceremony

    Students and parents joined Dubai Heights Academy in replanting Ghaf trees as a symbolic gesture showing the school’s commitment to environmental protection. Dubai, UAE - March 21, 2018 –   The Dubai Heights Academy, led by Mr. Andrew Prosser (Principal) and Mr. Abdullah Bin Sulayem (Chairman of Seven Tides), held a special tree-planting ceremony at the campus to officially make these perennial plants a part of the Dubai Heights Academy community for many years to come. The event also granted the opportunity for Dubai Heights Academy to exhibit its new state of the ......read more

    GPCA Leaders of Tomorrow enters 3rd year at R&I Summit and PlastiCon

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 March, 2018:  Leaders of Tomorrow, an initiative by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) aimed at building local human capital in the Arabian Gulf region, entered its 3rd year during the 5th GPCA Research and Innovation Summit and 9th GPCA PlastiCon which took place on 11-15  March, 2018 at the Oberoi Hotel, Dubai. The 6th edition of the initiative, sponsored by SABIC, was attended by 42 students from across the GCC. During the events students were able to attend all conference sessions, network with senior industry leaders ......read more

    Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education and Arizona State University Partner to Break the Higher Education Barrier in the Middle East

    Arab youth can receive full scholarships for 28 online master’s degrees that are equivalent to in class programs Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 201 2018:  Quality higher education is increasingly out of reach for the majority of the 105 million youth living in the region. The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education and Arizona State University (ASU) are working to change that through the launch of new scholarships for Emirati and Arab youth to complete high quality master’s degrees online. Up to 550 eligible Emirati and Arab students can receive a full ......read more

    UOWD launches 2 new postgraduate programs in education studies targeted at school teachers

    The ‘Master of Educational Studies’ and the ‘Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies’ tailored to upgrade UAE school education in run-up to Expo 2020 Dubai, March 20, 2018:  The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is launching of two new postgraduate programs in the field of education this summer, against the backdrop of growing demand for private sector schooling in the UAE. The Master of Educational Studies and the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies have been developed by UOWD to help build capacity in the UAE schools sector, which is expected to ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Inks Memorandum of Understanding with NPCC

    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, ......read more

    H.E. Lt General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim inaugurates ‘Innovation Arabia 11 Conference and Exhibition in Dubai today

    UAE, 11 March 2018 – Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), His Excellency Lt General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University HBMSU, officially inaugurated the 11th edition of Innovation Arabia, a pioneering conference and exhibition dedicated to ‘innovation’ in the Middle East, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition ......read more

    24,208 school pupils take part in inspirational ‘lema?' sessions

    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 ......read more

    Horouf Reggio Conference Conducts Workshop To Develop Alternative Teaching Methods

     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 ......read more

    Skyline organized Career Counselling Workshop for Non-Arabic and Arabic Schools

    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 ......read more

    Alumni Lecture Series with Ms. Cheryl Pinto

    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 ......read more

    3rd CrossFire Inter-School Debating Competition

    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 ......read more

    HBMSU hosts a Roundtable Discussion on Innovation, Disruption, & Transformation

    UAE, February 27, 2018 - Innovation Arabia 11 organizing committee conducted a roundtable discussion about the agenda of the conference that is held under the theme “Innovate, Disrupt, and Transform” at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University in Dubai. Innovation Arabia 11 is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), and it will take place from 11 – 13 March 2018 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The roundtable ......read more

    GESS Dubai 2018 - Total Fluency launches modern language programs and giving away prizes worth Dhs. 230000

    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 ......read more

    Dubai Electronic Security Center's AED 700,000 ‘Innovation In Cyber Security Award' Won By University of Dubai, and University of Sharjah in collaboration with American University

    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 ......read more

    HBMSU presents its achievements to Dubai Government Human Resources amid joint efforts in advancing human development

    UAE, February 21, 2018 - Dr. Mansour Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), recently received H.E. Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Falasi, Director General of Dubai Government Human Resources Department, accompanied by a top-level delegation during a recent meeting held on HBMSU campus. During the meeting, HBMSU presented the University's leadership in the global adoption of academic accelerators in an innovative educational system that meets the need of the 21st century. It also highlighted the University's plans to develop academic programs according to specific ......read more

    Repton School Abu Dhabi expands its presence with the launch of new campus on Al Reem Island

    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 ......read more

    ADEK delivers ‘lema?' program to over 300 pupils at ZHO

    A VIP tour visit was organized to mark the importance of People of Determination VIP delegates from ADEK, Mubadala and ZHO witness innovative activities conducted by People of Determination as part of the ‘lema?’ program Over 300 students enjoyed specially designed ‘lema?’ sessions at the Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs (ZHO) Abu Dhabi, February 19th, 2018:  The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) organized a VIP tour visit to the Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs (ZHO) ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Emirates Autism Society

    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 ......read more

    15,000 participate in the Dubai Cares' annual Walk for Education 2018 in support of children's right to education

    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 ......read more

    Al Ghurair Foundation for Education Event on ‘Graduating Work Ready Youth' Unveils Research Findings from College and Career Study

    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 ......read more

    WGS 2018: Teaching altruism, empathy, self-control will drive success, say education experts

    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 ......read more

    British Orchard Kids Kingdom Nursery wins Sharjah Economic Excellence Network Award

    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 ......read more

    Skyline University College Organized One-Day Refresher Course in Management for Government, Consulates, and Corporate Delegates

    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 ......read more

    ADEK takes Innovation Month to the Al Dhafra Region with Special ‘lema?' Programme

    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 ......read more

    Ashridge Executive Education highlights the importance of creating a culture of innovation in Saudi organizations

    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 ......read more

    His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Hosts First ‘UAE Scholars Dialogue' with Young Emirati High-achievers

    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 ......read more

    UAE's NQA Recognises Knowledge Group as an Approved Centre

    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 ......read more

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