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    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, and is headquartered in Abu Dhabi with offices around the region.  Professor Waqar Ahmad, Provost and Interim Chancellor of ADU, inked the agreement with Ahmed Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer of NPCC, in the presence of senior officials 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 24,208 pupils.   The fun-filled ‘lema?’ workshops and shows - which aim to educate and inspire children to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) - were rolled out in 58 schools across the 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 explore and develop innovative teaching methods and gain greater insights into the thinking patterns and problem-solving abilities of their students. From this, they would gain a greater empathy with the children and be able to provide more efficient 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 the current programs offered in both schools and presented the importance and relevance of each program in today’s world. After the presentations, Associate Professor, Dr. Mohit Vij closed the workshop with a motivational talk on choosing 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 encouragement and motivation for the students.  Ms. Cheryl is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of GrowPro Consultants with 17 years of experience as a banker in two of the leading banks in the UAE—EmiratesNBD and Abu 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 competed against each other to win the championship title with the finale topic, “Should school teach coding?” Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s competition and we thank all the 29 schools for their active 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 standards and requiring too much time away from other subjects Students suffering from exam anxiety impacting mental health and exam performance SEN students impacting exam results for the school as a whole Total Fluency are exhibiting at 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 competition winners.   The University of Dubai won the award for their research proposal titled ‘Secure and robust wireless communication system for low-latency applications’.  While the University of Sharjah and the American 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 will eventually provide specialist facilities for pupils from Years 3-13. The new campus, which can accommodate up to 1800 pupils, will be a significant addition to the existing campus of Repton Foundation School, Rose Campus, which opened in 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 autism and equipping ADU’s students with practical skills in teaching students with the condition, the memorandum of understanding establishes a framework for continuous collaboration between the two parties to hold workshops, specialized 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 Zayed 2018, was held in solidarity of millions of children and young people in developing countries who walk an average distance of 3km every day to get to school. Compared to previous years, this year’s Walk saw an increase in participation among 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 leading universities and institutions from around the world at the Youth Hub, Emirates Towers, Dubai. The inaugural event served as a platform to showcase the Foundation’s latest research findings as part of its continued efforts to enable access to 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 ‘industrial model’. Dr Davidson said: “Although the model was widely successful for the better part of the 20thcentury, nowadays to prepare children for the future, educators need to understand how children’s experiences outside and 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 all, 23 establishments were honored for their contribution to economic sector across GCC in the recently-held ceremony at Expo Centre Sharjah.  Other categories at the award ceremony included: Sharjah Top 10 GCC Businesses Award 2017, 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 ceremony.  The program covers the topics of Emerging Trends in Marketing Management, Role of IT in Business, An Overview of Financial Management, and Leadership under the lecture ssessions of Professor, Dr. A.M. Sakkthivel; Associate Professor, 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 workshops and shows to children at the Al Marfa School, and surrounding schools in the Al Marfa community, as part of its commitment to roll out a week-long programme of innovation-focussed events across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.   Operated by 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 disruption. To survive in this fast-paced world, innovation and creativity have become critical skills managers must possess. Our programme will help leaders to learn how to assess their growth options; and identify new digitally transformative ways to 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 of Sharjah.     The session offered an opportunity for students, who are beneficiaries of scholarships from the Al Ghurair Foundation for Education through the UAE Scholars Program, to voice their career aspirations within 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 Group has, since our inception, always focused on the same goals – delivering training and development solutions to public and private sector clients that are tightly-focused on market needs.  “We are also dedicated to delivering more

    Abu Dhabi University Organizes Sixth Annual National Mathematics Competition

    Abu Dhabi – UAE: 4 February, 2018 –   College of Arts and Sciences at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) organized the sixth edition of the annual National Mathematics Competition. The competition aims to highlight the importance of mathematics and its applications in our practical life.  Held at ADU Al Ain campus, the competition attracted 150 high school students representing 40 schools across the UAE. Divided upon 75 teams, students compete to solve mathematics problems applied in real life situations over two rounds. All participating teams took part in the first round competing against each other, after which only the top teams qualified to the second and final round.  Commenting on the competition, Dr. Hamdi Sheibani, ADU’s Dean of College of Arts and Sciences said: “The increased turnout more

    UAE pre-school chain promotes inclusive learning environment

    Introduces screenings for early identification of children at risk of developmental delays Initiative endeavors to create a healthy, nurturing and safe learning setting for all children in line with Dubai Disability Strategy 2020 30 January 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Developmental screening is an important first step in identifying children at risk of developmental delays, yet many young children fail to receive it. In an effort to help families track growth and appropriate milestones of their children, the British Orchard Nursery has introduced a special developmental screeningat the nursery to identify children at risk of potential  problems or delays during normal childhood development.  The early years is when families can best begin to learn how to support and nurture their child, how to meet their child's more

    Skyline University College organized a 3-Day Boot Camp for GIFT University, Pakistan students

    Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2018:  Skyline University College Centre for Continuing Learning (CCL) has successfully awarded the Certificate Program in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Trends in Information Technology to GIFT University, Pakistan students after completing a three-day Boot Camp at SUC from January 16-18, 2018. The Boot Camp that consisted of lectures, workshops, and presentations covered the most relevant topics of today such as: Concept of Entrepreneurship, Destinations in UAE, Social Media Platforms in Business and Block Chain, Identifying Opportunities, Concept and Functionalities of a Business Plan, and Emerging Trends in IT. The speakers and lecturers were Head of Academics-School of Business and Associate Professor, Dr. Ajith Kumar; Head of Academics-School of IT and Associate Professor, Dr. Deepak Kalra; Associate more

    Emirates Aviation University participates in Sharjah's International Education Show 2018

    DUBAI, U.A.E, 23 January 2018 –   Emirates Aviation University (EAU) returns to Sharjah’s International Education Show, the UAE’s leading Higher Education event, which will officially open tomorrow (24 January) at Expo Centre Sharjah. The show is considered the best platform for educational institutions from across the region and world to spot the brightest talents who are willing to pursue higher studies in a variety of specializations. EAU announced this year the launch of five new business programmes, responding to the demand for specialised, high-quality business related degrees. The new business programmes are: Business Administration, Business with Accounting and Finance, Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Business with HR Management, Business with Marketing. Emirates Aviation more

    CG of India declared Champion at the 2nd Diplomat Cricket Cup by Skyline University College

    Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2018:  Following the success of the inaugural Diplomat Cricket Championship Cup last year, under the permanent patronage of Consulate General of India-Dubai, Skyline University College has organized its second edition hosted by Consulate General of Bangladesh on January 19-20, at SUC cricket ground. The CG of India beat CG of Sri Lanka by 44 runs making them the new champion of the 2018 tournament.  The Consul Generals who were actively involved in the tournament as players of their respective teams were H.E. Charitha Yattagoda of Sri Lanka and H.E. Mogobo David Mugabe of South Africa. Also present during the 2-day sporting event were Consul General H.E. Syed Javed Hassan of Pakistan, Consul General H.E. S. Bodiruzzaman of People’s Republic of Bangladesh as well as consulate representatives of more

    UOWD announces partnership with University of Dubai to deliver IELTS Testing

    Dubai, 4 January 2018:   The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has partnered with the University of Dubai (UD) to deliver IELTS testing at UD’s campus in Dubai International Academic City. UOWD, an authorised IELTS testing centre in the UAE (under IDP Australia), will conduct its first testing at the University of Dubai on 6 January 2018 followed by monthly tests.  Test takers in and around Academic City can choose to take their IELTS test conveniently at the University of Dubai which offers a comfortable testing environment for students. With four sub-centres in Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Deira and Al Garhoud, UOWD is well positioned to provide prospective students from across the UAE access to the world’s most popular English language proficiency test. “In the UAE and globally, IELTS more

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

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    Lockheed Martin-Mubadala STEM Challenge Selects Finalists

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

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    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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. 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. 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 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. 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 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 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 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 more

    New American School for Dubai in 2018 by Esol Education

    Leading international school operator to add 1500 seats to K-12 education landscape in Dubai, with another launch planned for Bahrain in 2019 June 20, 2017, Dubai:  Leveraging its 40-year track record of establishing and operating reputable international schools in the MENA region and beyond, Esol Education will open a new American school in Dubai in September 2018, and another in Bahrain in 2019.  The new Dubai school, located near the Al Barari and Living Legends developments in Dubailand, will follow in Esol Education’s tradition of providing a challenging educational more

    UOWD student wins Best Paper award for research on Soft Power in UAE at international at academic conference

    The winning research was on “Films as a soft power source for the UAE” Dubai, 20 June 2017:  Hollye Enser, Master of Media & Communication student at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) recently won the Best Paper award at the International Conference on Education, Humanities and Management (ICEHM). In a close competition with senior professors, who also presented their research papers at the conference, Hollye presented the winning paper on “Films as a soft power source for the UAE”. Hollye, along with Nour Al Hossni, Iman Ismail, Mitri more

    Memorandum of Understanding Signed Between Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre has Signed a with University of Dubai

    The MoU aims to build Emirati cadres that will support developing a unique UAE space sector June 19, 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates To strengthen links of cooperation between educational institutions in the UAE and centre’s specialized in advanced technology, science and space, The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with University of Dubai (UD). The MoU aims to develop and qualify national human resources capable of working in space science technology sector, and thereby contribute to the development of sector in the United more

    Skyline University College Conducted Health and Wellness Program

    Dubai, UAE, June 19, 2017:  The first series of Health and Wellness was held at Skyline University College on May 24, 2017. The event was designed to sensitize the students on emerging health concerns through lectures, discussion and medical check-up among the students, staff and faculty. Medical Practitioners from NMC, Sharjah and Dr. Sunny Medical moderated and sponsored the inaugural event. The event highlighted and focused on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) mainly cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes.  Dr. Sanjit representing Sunny more

    AUS College of Engineering Announces Three Endowed Chairs

    Sharjah, UAE, Monday, June 19, 2017- The College of Engineering (CEN) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) announced today three endowed chairs for faculty members to honor their efforts in teaching and mentorship, research and services. As an institution of higher education, AUS recognizes the continued contributions of its faculty members and endows chairs to push the frontiers of their scholarship and to propel research in addition to developing collaboration with international scholars. “These three endowed chairs at the College of Engineering reinforce our commitment to more

    UAE Teachers Participate in Honeywell Educators at Space Academy Astronaut Training Program in the United States

    Unique Partnership Between Honeywell and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Provides Teachers from 33 Countries and 45 U.S. States and Territories with New Techniques to Engage Students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program Has Helped Inspire the Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers Since 2004; More Than 3 Million Students Worldwide Have Benefited  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 18, 2017:  Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and long-term partner, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC), are welcoming four UAE-based teachers amongst 200 middle school more

    Canadian University Dubai signs MoU with Ryerson University to Launch Unique New Program

    Bachelor in Creative Industries will be the maiden offering from the university’s new Faculty of Communication and Design  Dubai, UAE, June 18, 2017:  Canadian University Dubai, in partnership with Ryerson University’s Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) are set to launch an exciting new program focused on leadership in the creative industries.    The Bachelor in Creative Industries will combine creativity with business acumen to create a cadre of highly qualified students capable of leading the quickly expanding arts and culture industry in the more

    Masdar Institute Hosts Workshop on Building a Lunar Rover at Yahsat Space Lab

    Yahsat and TeamIndus Lead Initiative at Masdar Institute to Teach Students and Engineers how to Construct a Robotic Lunar Rover Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18, June, 2017:  The Yahsat Space Lab at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology hosted a workshop on how to build a lunar rover capable of exploring the moon’s rocky terrain, led by TeamIndus ‒one of five teams competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE. The workshop was held at Masdar Institute, which is part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology. TeamIndus was able to share invaluable expertise as one of five more

    H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Receives the Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the American University in Cairo

    In recognition of his generous giving to support education in the Arab world Dubai, United Arab Emirates – June 18, 2017:  The American University in Cairo (AUC) awarded yesterday the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters to H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education and CEO of Mashreq Bank, in recognition of his dedication to transforming the educational landscape and providing learning opportunities for deserving students throughout the Arab world. H.E. received the honorary degree during the commencement ceremony of AUC undergraduate more

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