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    SGI-Gulf Announces Seventh Edition of ‘The Poetic Heart'

    Dubai - UAE: 13 December 2017 –  An initiative by SGI Gulf, The Poetic Heart - a poetry symposium bringing together eminent and young poets from across the region - will be held for the seventh consecutive year in 2018 in line with SGI’s vision of promoting peace, cultural understanding and human values through education.  To be held at the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) Auditorium in Dubai International Academic City, Dubai, UAE; The Poetic Heart will take place from 9:00am to 5:30pm on 4 February 2018.  Organized under the theme ‘Building Bridges’ this year’s symposium is built on the idea of building bonds of trust, friendship and understanding amongst individuals from different cultural, linguistic, ethnic and religious backgrounds through poetry. This ......read more

    School Takes Pride in Contributing to Healthcare Sector in the UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 12, 2017:  St. Francis De'Sales High School (SFS School) commemorated their 150th year by felicitating Dr. Sanjay  Parashar of Coccona Clinic, Dubai and Dr.  Nasir  Kamal  of Al Maliha Medical Centre, Sharjah in recognition of their contribution in healthcare accomplishments of UAE, on Dec. 11, 2017.   Old students across batches came together in Dubai to reconnect with their batchmates and other schoolmates at Winny’s, Karama, Dubai. On this day, all students felicitated Dr.  Nasir  Kamal  of 1972 Batch and Dr. Sanjay  Parashar  of 1981 Batch for their exemplary work in the field of medicine. The Senior Member of the Association, Mr. Sohel Sabir said, “This is a momentous occasion for our alma mater and we feel proud to be ......read more

    SUC Conducted the 10th CEO Lecture Series

    Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2017:  The Corporate Affairs Office of Skyline University College organized the 10th CEO Lecture Series on November 20, 2017 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall.  The Keynote Speaker and the veteran,   Mr. Rajesh Sethi, Chief Executive Officer of Noor Takaful with his vast experience in strategy, insurance, and investment banking has inspired the young minds.   During his talk, Mr. Rajesh shared his experiences where students can gain career insights and help them set their goals. He also discussed the challenges students will be facing in the future and imparted some tips on how to be a winner in career and in life. Finally, Mr. Rajesh gave a motivational speech and words of advice to inspire students to use their energy and fresh ideas for their own advantage. The CEO Lecture Series is ......read more

    National Reference Laboratory and the College of American Pathologists bring together regional professionals to discuss international laboratory standards

    Over 250 regional experts attended the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Inspector Training Program aimed at increasing awareness of the CAP checklists and standards and their impact on ensuring quality patient care National Reference Laboratory (NRL) reinforces its commitment to raise laboratory quality excellence in the region through its partnership with the CAP  Abu Dhabi, 10 December, 2017:  National Reference Laboratory (NRL), part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers, recently organized an Inspector Training Program in Abu Dhabi in collaboration with the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The faculty included members of the CAP leadership from the USA, as well as global and local experts who are highly experienced with the quality accreditation process. Approximately ......read more

    SUC signed MOU with Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

    Dubai, UAE, December 6, 2017:  Skyline University College has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah on November 28, 2017 at SUC Innovation Lab. SUC Deputy Director and Head of Marketing and Communications, Mr. Rakesh Gaur and Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah General Manager, Mr. Alan Stocker signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations. Also present during the MoU signing were SUC Corporate Affairs Office Head Mr. Pawan Bhatia, Waldorf Astoria Director for Human Resource Department Ms. Begina Campoy, and Waldorf Astoria Manager for Learning and Development Mr. Soham Natu – Manager. Both parties have agreed upon several points of future collaboration in terms of Scholarship programs for Waldorf Astoria RAK employees, Community Engagements, Career Opportunities for SUC ......read more

    UAE National Day celebrated in Skyline Carnival 2017

    Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2017:  Skyline University College held its 5th Edition of Skyline Carnival on December 1, 2017 at Skyline Campus in University City of Sharjah. SUC Founder President Mr. Kamal Puri welcomed the Chief Guest of the event, Mr. Mohammed Diab Al Musa, Education Advisor of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah for the event inauguration and UAE 46th National Day celebration. Balloons in colors red, green, white, and black were released as a symbol of support to the country and to the leaders of the UAE.  Mr. Mohammed along with Mr. Puri and other VIPs visited the country stalls in the Skyline Carnival and joined in the fun as they rounded each stall with unique offerings.  As the night took off, the crowd witnessed breathtaking ......read more

    IMA tackles the accounting skills gap, sends students to US Student Leadership Conference

    Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2017–  On November 9-11, IMA®  (Institute of Management Accountants), sent four students from Egypt, Qatar and UAE to represent the Middle East and Africa region at the organization’s annual Student Leadership Conference in Houston, Texas, USA. IMA chose the students from leading university partners in the region, namely American University in Cairo, Qatar University and the American University in Sharjah. “Every year, we send four to six students from the region where they meet over 600 students from China, Europe, India and the Americas to let them explore their career options in management accounting and help address the skills gap in accounting,” says Rishi Malhotra, academic and  student relations manager at IMA Middle East. The skills gap in accounting ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim Set to Transform Customer Experiences Through Advanced Analytics

    Majid Al Futtaim School of Analytics and Technology develops internal expertise to better understand, predict and respond to customer needs and preferences Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2017:  Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has announced plans to enhance its advanced analytics capabilities, which will allow the company to gather deeper consumer insights, and in turn, revolutionise the personalised experiences it offers to customers. Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer at Majid Al Futtaim – Holding said: “At Majid Al Futtaim, our customers are always at the centre of everything we do. By investing in advanced analytics, we are able to more intimately understand and predict their evolving needs and preferences, and in turn, ......read more

    SUC conducted Tour Guide Training Program for SCTDA

    Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2017:  Skyline University College conducted the Marhabtain - Renewal Tour Guide Training Program for Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) on November 27, 2017 at SUC Campus. Mr. Mohammad Youssef, Senior Consultant - Tourism Affairs & Acting Manager - IPTD of SCTDA briefly introduced SCTDA and its role to the participants. A well-structured training session was conducted thereafter. Resource Speakers of the training were SUC Dean Dr. Amitabh Upadhya, Student Services Department Head Dr. Osama Ali Thawabeh, and Associate Professor Dr. Mohit Vij who covered the topics of: Tourism Phenomenon Role of a Tourist Guide, Sharjah as a Tourist Destination, Sharjah as a Cultural Destination, Innovation & Sustainability, and Reputation Management in their respective sessions. The ......read more

    Skyline Conducted Women of Substance: A Panel Discussion on Women Empowerment

    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 moderator of the event.  The distinguished panelists were three of the most inspiring women in the UAE today namely: Dr. Zulekha Daud, Managing Director of Zulekha Hospitals; Dr. Sana Sajan of DANUBE Group’s Danube Welfare Center (DWC); and ......read more

    First Eddy Covariance Station in the Arabian Peninsula Established to Understand the Role of Arid Lands in the Global Carbon Cycle

    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 accurate way to measure fluctuations of energy over a variety of ecosystems, including agricultural landscapes and water surfaces.   FLUXNET was established in 1997 with the support of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It is ......read more

    British Orchard Nursery wins the BIZZ Award for the 2nd year in a row

    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 award under the ‘Peak of Success” category, the institute competed against 21 other nominees from all over the world in the same category to receive the honor.  The award presented in an impressive ceremony held at Burj Al Arab ......read more

    Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies celebrates the graduation of 400 students in 2017

    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 attended the ceremony from various banks across the UAE. Notably, Jamal Al Jasmi, General Manager, EIBFS, Noura Ahmed Abbas, Director of Training, EIBFS, and Hussam Al Sayed, General Manager of Human Resources at Emirates NBD were present at the ......read more

    Kindergarten school customised showcases unique Arabic language program for its students ahead of National Day

    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 social excellence, in children age eighteen months to six years. The educational institution offers Frenchtri-lingual immersion in English, French and Arabic. The school has crafted a special Arabic program according to the pace of the child to provide ......read more

    Indian schools in UAE commemorate International Children's Day by extending support to refugee children

    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 children, for children and by children in its unique celebration of the Indian and Universal  Children’s day.  This event has received the kind patronage and support of the Consulate General of India.  As part of the ‘Year ......read more

    Ministry of Education Partners With British Agency to Uphold Quality Assurance in Higher Education

    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 Al-Mualla, the Ministry of Education’s Undersecretary for Academic Affairs of Higher Education, and, the QAA’s Chief Executive Douglas Blackstock signed an agreement at the Ministry of Education, in the presence of His Excellency Dr.Ahmad ......read more

    Fashion Forum by College of Fashion Design (CFD)

    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 about his/her work by understanding the market and research thoroughly to be sustainable. She also highlighted that there were limited options of studying Fashion Design when she started. And students at CFD are fortunate to have an excellent platform ......read more

    Six pairs of Emirati siblings marched together at Skyline's 27th Graduation Ceremony

    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 degrees on November 16th, 2017 at the University City Hall, University City of Sharjah, UAE. The Chief Guest of the ceremony was H.E. Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qassimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Corporation and Member of the Sharjah Executive ......read more

    HE Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan inaugurates Tolerance in the UAE workshop at NYU Abu Dhabi

    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 time, one of the most peaceful, harmonious and prosperous places on earth.  Although the UAE is a young country, it nevertheless has an impressive history of tolerance. Tolerance is the joint responsibility of all the country’s population ......read more

    Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation brings Project Design Space to the UAE with Real World Design Challenges to Nurture Next Generation of Designers

    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. PDS is an innovative after-school program, developed by DIDI for high school students, offering a unique opportunity to solve ‘real world’ design challenges with the aim of developing their knowledge of design as an academic discipline ......read more

    India's largest education technology provider BYJU'S unveils a whole new personalized learning experience for students in GCC Countries

    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 the world’s most popular learning apps for school students, announced unveiling a major update focused on revolutionizing personalized learning experience for students across grades.    Featuring unique learn journeys, guided ......read more

    Sharjah Public Library Introduces 3,000 Rare Historical Documents to the Region

    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, diplomatic surveys, press releases, statistical analyses, pamphlets and military papers, among other types of extremely important documents and manuscripts, were revealed by the SPL as part of its participation at the 36th Sharjah International Book Fair ......read more

    Fatima Bint Abdul Malik Primary School Crowned Champion of “Lughati Cup 2017”

    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 place, Fatima Bint Abdul Malik Primary School received the Lughati Cup 2017 along with a cash prize of AED 10,000 - who won second place in last year’s competition. The second place winner, Al Nakhilat Primary School, won a cash prize of AED ......read more

    Meet and Greet with Jasmine Brett Stringer Held at SUC

    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 life.  Jasmine conducted a motivational talk with the topic, “Seize your Life: Roadmap to Success” to the SUC community of students, faculty, and staff where she imparted her learnings and experiences, which later on led her to ......read more

    Emirates Diplomatic Academy hosts His Excellency Yousef Al-Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the United States

    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 speaking on his personal experience and knowledge as an Emirati diplomat. His Excellency Al-Otaiba discussed what he gained during a successful career spent serving UAE diplomacy and representing the country in the United States and in international ......read more

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    Dubai Customs graduates batches 10 and 11 of “Customs Cases Diploma”

    Dubai – 23 August 2017:  Customs Cases and Investigation Department at Dubai Customs celebrated the graduation of 6 employees from batches 10 and 11 of its program “Customs Cases Diploma”.  The program covered the unified customs law and different ways of how to tackle and solve customs cases received by Customs Cases and Investigation Department.   This diploma is the first practical course of its kind that deals with customs cases. It is part of Dubai Customs’ strategy to hone employees’ skills and provide them with needed knowledge to ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University hosts talk on ‘Happiness and Positivity'

    Underlines the importance of positivity in facing challenges and seizing opportunities Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 August 2017:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) organized a special talk titled ‘Happiness and Positivity’ on Monday (August 21) by lecturer Fahad Abdallah Haikal, who highlighted the importance of adopting happiness and optimism as core elements of an individual’s lifestyle. Catering to faculty, staff and ADU alumni, the talk was attended by Salem Mubarak Aldhaheri Executive Director of Community Relations at Abu Dhabi University, Deans, Heads of Departments and several ......read more

    Khalifa University of Science and Technology Hosts Orientation for Newly-Enrolled Students

    500 Students from More than 40 Countries Join Merged University that Offers Undergraduate and Graduate Programs across Three Campuses Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 August, 2017:  The Khalifa University of Science and Technology, a research university dedicated to producing world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering, hosted its undergraduate student orientation for about 500 newly-enrolled undergraduate students at its Main Campus from 22-23 August. An orientation program for the University’s new graduate students will be held on 28 August. Earlier this year, ......read more

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    When we initially began key arranging work once again 20 years back, a customer and great companion said that prevailing in system administration is diligent work. It requires investment, assets, and diverts from the direness of maintaining the everyday business. Today we would thoroughly oppose this idea. Strategy execution to working with more than 200 customers on an extensive variety of technique administration ventures, we have affirmed that there are a large number of advantages to having and working a procedure in associations. Those CEOs and proprietors that perceived the benefit of ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi researchers identify unique UAE green alga with properties that may provide an alternative to palm oil

    Chloroidium alga shows diverse properties that hold potential for reducing rainforest devastation caused by palm oil cultivation Abu Dhabi, August 22, 2017:  Researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) in collaboration with other groups have discovered that the unique genomic traits that allow local green algae to survive in a desert climate may have far-reaching potential for biotechnical applications.  “The alga belongs to the Chloroidium genus, which we repeatedly isolated from various locations in the UAE,” said Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani, associate ......read more

    HBMSU hosts roundtable on enhanced UAE-China economic cooperation to drive success of Belt & Road Initiative

    UAE, August 21, 2017- The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has today (Monday, August 21, 2017) hosted a roundtable on the ‘Belt & Road Initiative’ and Islamic Finance Executive Strategy to promote economic cooperation between China and the UAE in the non-oil commercial and production sectors. The event was held with the support of the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre and provided an opportunity to capitalize on the leading experiences of the UAE in Islamic finance to support China’s ambitious initiative of connecting the economies and trade activities ......read more

    Education in the UAE continues to cost families almost AED 1 million per child new insight from Zurich – Middle East shows

    Parents in the UAE could pay up to AED1 million to fund their child’s education from pre-school through to university UAE children discuss their aspirations for the future Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17th August, 2017:  New insight from Zurich – Middle East has found that the cost of putting one child through education from pre-school through to university costs AED 938,599 (USD 255,749). This marks the second consecutive year that education from pre-school through to university could cost families in the UAE almost AED1 million per child.   The figure ......read more

    Dubai Science Park and Al Jalila Foundation sign MoU to support scientific research and young innovators

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    17-Year-Old Student Rockets to Athletic and Academic Success through Baseball

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    First-of-its-Kind National Health Study to Enlist 20,000 Emiratis

    NYU Abu Dhabi led UAE Healthy Future Study Partners with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi to Establish Registration and Assessment Center at Region’s Leading Critical Care Hospital Abu Dhabi, August 13, 2017:  An influential new study into the root causes behind high levels of diabetes, obesity, and heart disease in the UAE has established a new registration and assessment center at the region’s leading critical care hospital, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. UAE Nationals interested in taking part in the country’s first UAE Healthy Future Study, which will enlist 20,000 ......read more

    The Government of Rajasthan & GEMS Education Announce Outcomes of the Inaugural ‘festival of Education' in Jaipur, India

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    Abu Dhabi University Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Emirates Association for Lawyers and Legal

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 9 August, 2017:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Emirates Association for Lawyers and Legal (EALL). The agreement aims to explore avenues of collaboration between the two parties through organizing a series of academic lectures and seminars on various legal topics, and enhance the exchange of knowledge and experience to benefit society. Dr. Waqar Ahmad, Interim Chancellor of ADU, and Dr. Zayed Saeed Al Shamsi, President of EALL, signed the three-year MoU during a ceremony held at the University’s Dubai campus. Dr. ......read more

    UAE National Undergraduates Experience Life as Researchers in Water, Space and Energy during Masdar Institute Summer Internship

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    Lockheed Martin-Mubadala STEM Challenge Selects Finalists

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    Abu Dhabi University's New Dubai Campus to Offer Internationally Accredited Master's and Doctoral Programs

      Programs accredited by AACSB and EQUIS  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 5 August, 2017:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced the launch of internationally accredited master’s and doctoral programs at its newly opened campus in Dubai in the academic year 2017-18.   All business degree programs offered at ADU’s campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain are locally accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The programs have also earned international accreditations from the US-based ......read more

    Crescent Enterprises, Sharjah Ladies Club Nurture Future Leaders Through Young Entrepreneur Business Camp Series

    Workshop encourages technology-driven innovation, teaches children to build mobile app prototypes Sharjah-UAE: 3 August, 2017:  Crescent Enterprises, the UAE-based multinational conglomerate, organised its second Young Entrepreneur Business Camp in collaboration with Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC). The three-day series of workshops focused on building entrepreneurial capabilities and soft skills in children between the ages of eight and 13.  The event was part of the pilot phase of Sharjah’s first entrepreneurship programme dedicated to children, which is a collaborative ......read more

    Al-Jazeera Paints Sponsors a Summer Festival about Sciences and Technology

    In Support of Promising Talents, Programs and Student Activities Dubai, UAE, August 3, 2017:   Asir educational administration, represented by the Scientific Center, is fulfilling several summer activities under the auspices of Al- Jazeera Paints, including the Summer STEM festival with its scientific programs combining between information and scientific entertainment, which will continue until the 11th of current August and will be held at the Asir scientific center in Abha. This festival is a scientific demonstration that offers scientific programs and activities with STEM ......read more

    UOWD's Bachelor in Accountancy program celebrates quadruple accreditation status

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    Masdar Institute Research to Accelerate Development of High-Efficiency Graphene-Based Membranes

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    InfoFort and Emirates College of Technology sign agreement

    Dubai, UAE, August 2, 2017:  InfoFort today entered into a partnership agreement with the Emirates College of Technology to train and provide job opportunities to young Emirati graduates pursuing careers in information management and related fields. Through this partnership, the students will receive hands-on training to develop technical and business skills, in addition to receiving mentorship from InfoFort senior executives and an opportunity to intern at the company. This agreement will also allow the two parties to work closely in applied research projects and help students to ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University attracts students of all nationalities and cultural backgrounds

    Emirati students represented 49% of the University’s student body in the 2016-2017 academic year   University’s academic community reflects UAE’s diversity and tolerance  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 1 August 2017:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU), set to launch a new campus in Dubai with the start of the upcoming fall semester, continues attracting students of diverse nationalities and cultural backgrounds in preparation for the 2017-2018 academic year.   UAE nationals constituted 49% of the total number of students enrolled at ADU’s Abu Dhabi and Al ......read more

    With 150,000 Books Gifted by Sharjah Ruler, Al Qasimia University Library Bears Witness to Emirate's Love of Books

    REGION’S YOUNGEST UNIVERSITY, AL QASIMIA, IS PART OF EMIRATE’S VISION TO PROMOTE TOLERANT TEACHINGS OF ISLAM  Dubai, UAE, July 31, 2017:  As the UAE and the region mark the crowning of Sharjah as the World Book Capital 2019 by Unesco, celebrations at the region’s youngest university, Al Qasimia, have been rather special. Al Qasimia Islamic University came into being as part of the Emirate’s celebrations as the OIC’s Islamic Culture Capital in 2014.  While Sharjah itself is an epitome of the celebration of knowledge, scholarship and the best ......read more

    SUC Has Partnered with IELTS-IDP Education Ltd, UAE

    Dubai, UAE, July 31, 2017:  Skyline University College, Sharjah has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IDP Education-UAE as an Authorized Testing Venue of IELTS Examination for Academic and General Modules on July 30, 2017 at SUC campus. SUC Head of Academics Dr. Mohammad Hasan Saleh Inairat and IDP Education Ltd. Country Director for Gulf States Ms. Rashi Bhattacharya signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations.  The MOU was coordinated by the head of SUC English Language Center Dr. Victoria Verna.  This partnership was made with the aim of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University's “Undergraduate Student Research Scholarship Fund” supports 62 research projects in 2016-2017

    Initiative in line with UAE’s vision to establish diversified knowledge-based economy  Major research domains include technology, health, aviation, smart management  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 29 July, 2017:   Abu Dhabi University’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) awarded research grants to 155 students as part of the “Undergraduate Student Research Scholarship Fund”, resulting in the successful conclusion of 62 research projects during the 2016-2017 academic year. Students at the College of Engineering contributed the highest number of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Gears Up to Receive More Students with Start of New Academic Year

    University hosts more than 7,000 students from 70 nationalities  New Dubai campus to enhance capacity in September 2017  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 27 July, 2017:   Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is gearing up to enroll more students in its undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered across its Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain campuses with the start of the academic year 2017-2018.   Indicating a continuing rise in the demand for quality higher education options in the UAE, ADU witnessed a significant increase in the number of undergraduate students from 3,750 in the ......read more

    Design your life through ESMOD Dubai: September Courses

    Forge an exciting international career in fashion with the region's leading fashion institute.  It has been more than ten years since the ESMOD Dubai was first established in the Middle East, and since then the region's fashion industry has drastically, matured and flourished. It is now an era of the latest trends and brands making their mark in the Middle East, in an ever-evolving industry that yearns for talented individuals to get creative, push the boundaries and carve out unique fashion identities both locally and internationally. For those armed with the potential and ......read more

    Dubai International Academic City Universities Set Sights on Attracting Chinese Students with 600 Scholarships, Grants

    Dubai-UAE: 25 July, 2017:  Select members of the Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) community have announced they will offer 600 scholarships and grants to Chinese students enrolling for the 2017/18 academic year. The move seeks to promote the exchange of intellectual capital between the UAE and China through increasing the numbers of Chinese students pursuing their higher education in Dubai. Participating institutions include Amity University Dubai, Heriot-Watt University Dubai, Middlesex University Dubai, University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), and Edline Training & ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University to inaugurate the new dorm extension by September 2017

    The project represents an AED17.5 million investment in campus facilities  The new addition enhances dormitory capacity by 93 units that can accommodate 144 female students  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 25 July, 2017:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced its plans to inaugurate the new extension to its female dormitory with the start of the 2017-2018 academic year. Designed to cater to the rise in demand for on-campus student housing, which already accommodates 408 students in segregated male and female dorms, the AED17.5 million project adds 93 rooms spanning over 4,200 m2 ......read more

    30% Fee Waiver on Professional Diploma in Teaching at AU

    Ajman, UAE, July 25, 2017:  Ajman University has announced a thirty percent discount for new students enrolling in the Professional Diploma in Teaching offered by the College of Education and Basic Science. The program begins with the new academic year 2017-2018. Teaching is an art and a skill that the UAE government encourages on a professional level. This program aims to equip undergraduates with a diploma that qualifies them to pursue a career in teaching, regardless of their earlier qualification. To be a teacher is a prestigious job but it brings with it the responsibility ......read more

    High flyers awarded scholarship placements at Hartland International School

    Scholarship programme at Dubai school commences as part of the school’s UAE Year of Giving initiative United Arab Emirates, Dubai July 23, 2017:  In the spirit of ‘The Year of Giving’, Hartland International School, a British curriculum school, has awarded full scholarships to three high achieving students residing in the UAE. The Year of Giving, outlined by the UAE government, intends to celebrate the virtues of giving and cement philanthropy in the heart of the nation. In line with this, Hartland International School celebrates giving through rewarding ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Engineering Faculty and StartAD Managing Director Ramesh Jagannathan Named Rhodes Trust Inspirational Educator

    Abu Dhabi, July 19, 2017: NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Research Professor of Engineering, Vice Provost for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and startAD Managing Director Ramesh Jagannathan has been awarded the 2017 Rhodes Trust Inspirational Educator Award. The Inspirational Educator Award aims to highlight prodigious teaching from around the world. Rhodes Scholars are invited to nominate exceptional mentors who have had a profound influence on their lives before they received their scholarships.  The Rhodes Scholarship is a postgraduate award supporting exceptional students from around ......read more

    Masdar Institute's High-Performance Solar Absorber Aims to Make Solar Thermal Power Generation More Efficient and Affordable in the UAE

    Developed with MIT, Innovative Breakthrough Enables Highly Efficient Sunlight Absorption Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19, July, 2017:  The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology today announced the development of a high-performance solar absorber that could make solar thermal technologies significantly more efficient. Masdar Institute is part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology. The solar absorber, developed with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), features an ultrathin nanocomposite film made of silver and silica, topped with silver nanoparticles. It absorbs ......read more

    VFS Edu Support Services partners with Oxademy to launch world's first ‘AI-based' online learning programmes for students

    Dubai, UAE, July 19, 2017:  VFS Edu Support Services Pvt. Ltd., the education services arm of VFS Global, today announced a partnership with award-winning UK-based Edtech Oxademy Technologies and its subsidiary Oxademy Business School to form the new global digital learning platform ‘VFS-Oxademy’.  VFS-Oxademy will offer a first-of-its-kind knowledge-driven artificial intelligence (AI) cloud infrastructure called OX360 which identifies each learner's strengths and weaknesses and generates learning paths based on individual learner’s behaviour, personalising ......read more

    HBMSU model for innovative learning under spotlight at International Forum on ICT and Education 2030

    UAE, July 18, 2017 –  Dr. Mansour Al Awar, Chancellor of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and the Chairman of the Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE), called on the necessity to urgently move forward towards smart education to transform the future of education and secure learning opportunities for all. Such a move supports the fourth objective of United Nations Sustainable Development Plan 2030 to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all.’ Dr. Al Awar made the appeal during his keynote ......read more

    September sizzles at ESMOD Dubai with new courses

    Forge an exciting international career in Fashion Marketing, Luxury Brand Management, Fashion Buying, Footwear, and Professional Fashion Makeup at ESMOD Dubai, the French Fashion Institute.   Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2017:  Passionate about fashion? A love for clothing and accessories is one thing, but if you're someone who actually wants to work in the fashion industry, you'll probably know about it. You'll read the magazines, follow the fashion weeks, watch the bloggers and instagrammers, and your love of fashion will play a defining role of who you are. Yet working ......read more

    First Cohort of Students Graduates from Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies' Banking Insurance Program

    Course Witnesses Participation of 160 Professionals from Union National Bank and RAKBANK  Dubai-UAE: 17 July, 2017:  The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), a regional leader in banking and finance education and training, witnessed the graduation of the first batch of participants of its banking insurance training program. The 160 outgoing students included 85 employees of Union National Bank and 75 employees of RAKBANK. The specialized insurance training program focuses on bancassurance, or insurance in financial services, and aligns with the federal ......read more

    Dubai Customs' nursery and Daycare graduates 22 children

    Dubai, UAE, July 16, 2017:  Dubai Customs’ Nursery and Daycare celebrated graduating its ninth batch of children for 2017. 22 children received their certificates in the presence of Engineer Khawlah Al Solis, Director of Administrative Affairs Department, Khalid Mohammed Al Swaidi, Senior Manager, Administrative Affairs Department and a number of employees and parents.  The graduation ceremony started with the national anthem followed by a recitation from the Holy Quran. The event included a show performed by the kids and a graduation English song.   Al Solis ......read more

    UOWD is Named Occupational English Test (OET) Venue for Healthcare Professionals

    The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has become an official centre for the Occupational English Test (OET), an English language test for healthcare professionals in Dubai. The tests will take place once a month starting from August. OET (Occupational English Test) is an Australian-developed English language test which assesses language communication skills of healthcare professionals. It provides assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – through test material designed to reflect real healthcare scenarios.  Felix ......read more

    Aga Khan's Diamond Jubilee marks 60 years of a commitment to faith, pluralism and improved quality of life

    Gouvieux, France, 11 July 2017: Tomorrow, on 11 July 2017, His Highness the Aga Khan will mark his Diamond Jubilee, or 60th year as the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the world’s Shia Ismaili Muslims. This worldwide celebration brings together the global Ismaili community, partners of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), and government and faith community leaders in over 25 countries. 11 July begins a year of milestone announcements by the Aga Khan for a global commitment to partnerships based on the principles of ethics in action, peace and pluralism. Over the past ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Allocates AED136 Million in Scholarships and Financial Aid

    1,200 students benefit from AED20 million in scholarships and financial aid from Abu Dhabi University this academic year  University earmarks around AED12 million following announcement of UAE Year of Giving 2017 Bin Harmal: “Scholarships and financial aid reflect ADU’s strategy and belief in corporate social responsibility and national duty” Abu Dhabi-UAE: 11 July, 2017:  Throughout the academic year 2016 – 2017, Abu Dhabi University has offered more than AED20 million in scholarships and financial aid to around 1,200 academically gifted and ......read more

    Masdar Institute Completes Critical Design Review of its CubeSat Program

    Review Marks Milestone for Masdar Institute, YahSat and Orbital ATK Collaboration to Launch MYSAT-1 Satellite into Space by 2018 Abu Dhabi-UAE: 10 July 2017:  The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology has announced that its CubeSat development program, MYSAT-1, has completed its critical design review (CDR), marking a key milestone for the University’s space systems and technology program, which was designed with support from Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and global aerospace manufacturer and defense industry leader Orbital ATK. Masdar Institute is part ......read more

    Aldar Academies' International Baccalaureate Diploma graduates smash world average results for a second year

    For the second consecutive year, graduates of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme at Aldar Academies Al Bateen Academy have smashed the diploma’s world average point score. Students of the leading private international school in Abu Dhabi achieved an average point score of 32.3, comfortably surpassing the world average of 30.    Of the graduating students, five performed exceptionally to secure a point score above 40 out of a possible 45. They included twins Marius and Saulius Pakstys (Lithuania) who achieved 43 and 41 points respectively, alongside ......read more

    Skyline University College Organized 5-Day Free IELTS Workshop for School Students

    Dubai, UAE, July 5, 2017:  Skyline University College English Language Center (ELC) in collaboration with Sharjah Education Council has organized a 5-day IELTS Workshop termed as “Insights into IELTS” on June 11-15, 2017 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. More than 125 students have registered online to attend the free workshop.  SUC ELC Head, Dr. Victoria Verna gave a thorough orientation about the test format and the techniques of IELTS and conducted classes to students along with SUC ELT faculty from General Education Dr. Taleb Bilal Eli and ELT part time faculty Mr. ......read more

    Skyline University College Gathered Diplomats and Officials for Suhoor

    Dubai, UAE, July 3, 2017:  Skyline University College has successfully gathered diplomats, government officials, corporate and media partners in an exclusive Suhoor Night in this auspicious month of Ramadan on June 5, 2017, at Al Majlis, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.  The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation Director of Labour Offices Department H.E. Sheikh Abdulrahman Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Mualla, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority-Shurooq CEO H.E. Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal along with Consul General of India H.E. Vipul, Consul General of Morocco H.E. ......read more

    The Alpha School, a School with a Difference

    Dubai, UAE, July 2, 2017:  The Alpha School is set to become a leader in innovative educational excellence in  Dubai. Its Founding Principal, Rachel Cashin is a certified Apple Education Trainer and renowned for being at the forefront of innovation. Her proven success in leading outstanding technology-driven schools includes most recently Ajman Academy.  Delivering a forward-thinking and transformative National Curriculum for England, The Alpha School integrates innovative experiences to make learning relevant and personal for all. Apple technologies including 1:1 iPads ......read more

    Interschool Sustainability Competition Engages over 40,000 Students Across the UAE

    GEMS Our Own High School Al Warqa’a wins Clean Energy Business Council’s 2017 Interschool Competition with ‘Protect the Planet’ Film Dubai – UAE, 28 June 2017: More than 40,000 students from 30 schools across the Emirates participated in the 2017 edition of the Clean Energy Business Council’s (CEBC) annual UAE Interschool Competition. GEMS Our Own High School Al Warqa’a were awarded this year’s grand prize of AED 5,000 to support sustainability initiatives at the school, which was given out during an awards ceremony at the school on 19 June. ......read more

    UNESCO Announces Sharjah as World Book Capital 2019

    The title is an international recognition of Sharjah’s dynamic efforts in promoting books and reading both locally and regionally    Sharjah, 27 June 2017   Signaling a groundbreaking achievement for the UAE and the Arab world, Sharjah has been crowned with the prestigious ‘World Book Capital’ title for 2019 by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). The honour is a recognition of the emirate’s pioneering role in supporting and expanding the local and regional publishing industries, promoting reading to ......read more

    GETEX Autumn 2017 to offer higher education options for Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 academic sessions

    June 27, 2017 – The Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX), the leading student recruitment platform in the Middle East and Asia, is set to return with its autumn edition to support higher education providers in student recruitment for their Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 sessions. Held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Education, GETEX Autumn 2017 will take place from November 1 to 3, 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre to offer direct interaction between education providers and students for courses that begin between November 2017 and April ......read more

    Distinguished Global Schools Break New Ground in Dubai

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 21 June, 2017 – Educators, investors and key members of the construction teams gathered in Dubai to mark the start of construction on the latest addition to the city’s burgeoning education sector. Brighton College and Dwight Schools International are working together in creating a brand-new campus in Al Barsha South, Dubai, as well as a Centre of Excellence for Arabic Language, Arts and Culture that will be shared by the students of both schools. In addition, the Centre will also welcome interested visitors from the wider community. The new schools have commenced ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Attends First Graduation Ceremony of Brighton College Al Ain

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 20 June, 2017 – Brighton College Al Ain (BCAA), managed by Bloom Education, organized the graduation ceremony of its first cohort of graduating pupils on June 15, 2017.  His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court and a member of the Executive Council, attended the ceremony and awarded the graduates their certificates before an audience that comprised peers, faculty and families.  Henning Fries at Bloom Education, said: “On behalf of Bloom Education we are exceptionally proud of the first graduating ......read more

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