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    Abu Dhabi University's STEM Competition Welcomes Over 700 School Students

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—23 February 2020: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) hosted the second edition of the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competition in a bid to create unique solutions to real world challenges. Held at ADU’s Al Ain campus, the competition brought together over 700 students from 32 public and private high schools in Al Ain.  Led by supervisors from their schools, contestants brainstormed practical solutions and put their knowledge to the test by answering a set of thought-provoking mathematical, science, technology, and engineering questions.  Dr. Hamad Odhabi, Campus Director for ADU Al Ain, commented, “Now in its second year, the STEM competition reflects Abu Dhabi University’s 2022 vision, in line with the UAE Government’s National Agenda to foster ......read more

    Rabdan Academy Showcases its State-of-the-Art Academic and Training Programs During UMEX 2020

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 February 2020: Rabdan Academy, which is a university based in Abu Dhabi that specializes in safety, security, defense, emergency readiness and crisis management sectors, participated in the Unmanned Systems Exhibition (UMEX) and Simulation and Training Exhibition (SimTEX), the world's largest and the only regional standalone events focusing on advanced training model technologies. The exhibitions were held in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center from 23 – 25 February, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. During its participation and in the presence of leading speakers, decision makers and professionals in security and defense communities, the academy highlighted its latest academic programs ......read more

    GEMS Global Innovation Showcase 2020 Sees 1,500 Student Innovators and Entrepreneurs Exhibit Their Technology-Rich Solutions to the World's Biggest Challenges

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The fourth edition of the region’s largest youth innovation and entrepreneurship exhibition took place in Dubai on 8 February and in Abu Dhabi on 15 February 2020. The GEMS Global Innovation Showcase saw over 1,500 youth innovators across 400 teams present their technology-rich solutions to global and corporate challenges. Participating teams used exponential technologies such as machine learning and data science to address the world’s most pressing issues across a range of topics including healthcare, education, disaster resilience and prosperity. The students exhibiting at the events, which are part of the annual Global Innovation Challenge, were shortlisted from a pool of 50,000 students across the GEMS Education network. Michael Gernon, Chief Education Innovation Officer at GEMS ......read more

    UAE Community Takes Millions of Steps in Solidarity With Children Who Walk Long Distances to Reach School in Developing Countries

    • Participants completed a symbolic 3km walk to highlight the average distance children must walk to school in developing countries • Expo 2020 Dubai and Nemo mascots mingle with their fans during the walk  • Families enjoyed the carnival-like atmosphere that included roaming performers and live music      Dubai, UAE, 15 February 2020:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives; today (Friday February 14, 2020) welcomed thousands from the UAE community who walked 3 kilometers in solidarity with millions of children who must cover the same distance every day simply to go to school. The family-focused event attracted individuals from different ages and nationalities who enjoyed the family-friendly and fun-filled activities that included roaming ......read more

    Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (SUAD) to Host Open Day for Prospective Students

    Abu Dhabi - UAE, 13 February, 2020: Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (SUAD) will welcome prospective students, parents, teachers, and counselors to its Open Day on 19 February to get familiar with the institution, its services and the university experience. Open from 9.00am to 7.00pm, the event is an ideal opportunity for visitors to explore the undergraduate, postgraduate, and the Executive Education programmes that the university offers in the fields of Humanities, Sciences, Languages, Social Sciences, Law, Economics and Management. With plenty of options for those seeking a post-secondary education from a leading university, a dedicated team of experts will be on hand to help visitors feel comfortable and get all their questions answered thoroughly.  Mr. Alaa Hasan, Head of Registrar at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi stated, ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Celebrates UAE Innovation Month

    Abu Dhabi, 12 February 2020:   Abu Dhabi University (ADU) will host a series of initiatives and events in honor of the UAE’s fifth annual Innovation Month, with the aim to raise awareness on state-of-the-art innovations and pave the way for the young innovators of tomorrow.  The celebrations, which include an exhibition, a student competition, a science festival, and a challenge workshop, kicked off on 30 January and will run until the end of February 2020. To capture the spirit of the month, ADU’s Innovation Center launched a competition entitled ‘ADU Innovates’, which calls on all ADU students to submit innovative ideas that could enhance the student experience. Students were invited to submit ideas in one of three categories: ‘ADU Students Excel’ focusing on improving teaching ......read more

    Rabdan Academy Showcases its Academic Programs during the 6th UAE Education Interface Exhibition

    Abu Dhabi, February 10, 2020:  Under the patronage of Lt. General H.H Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the 6th UAE Education Interface and Middle East Youth Expo 2020 was launched. Rabdan Academy announced its participation in the two-day event, which will host over 150 exhibitors from the public and private academic and educational sectors. Her Excellency Sheikha Dr. Shamma Bint Mohammed Bin Khaled Al Nahyan, Chairperson of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan Cultural and Educational Institutions, launched the event  and delivered the opening speech.  On this regard, Dr. Faisal Al Kaabi, Dean of Faculty at Rabdan Academy, said: “Our academy's participation comes as part of its strategic plan aimed at taking part in all scientific and academic forums, as ......read more

    ‘Multipurpose Vest' from GEMS World Academy, Dubai Wins the UAE's First Solve for Tomorrow Contest

    First-of-its-kind contest in the UAE aimed at empowering students to positively think about how to impact their local communities. Dubai, UAE – 10th February, 2020:   Samsung Gulf Electronics has announced the winners of the UAE’s first Solve for Tomorrow contest. Three teams of GEMS World Academy, Dubai students were shortlisted – with the ‘Multipurpose Vest’ developed by Jacob Lee and Tomaso Vigo taking home the Grand Prize.  The contest challenged students in grades 6 through 12 to use their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills to innovate a solution to a problem affecting their community. The Grand Prize Winner was selected from a pool of entries from students who submitted ideas for how they would apply STEM to making a difference. The expert jury ......read more

    Dubai Heights Academy Principal Shares Her Top Tips When Considering a New School

    With over 600 schools in the UAE at present, finding the perfect school for your child can be a daunting experience.  However, there’s more to selecting the perfect school for your child than imagining what they will grow up to be – with many factors for parents to consider such as curriculum, subjects taught, location and fees, amongst others. Alison Lamb, Principal, Dubai Heights Academy, said: “Before making any decision, it’s important to visit and participate in a tour of all schools on your consideration list. Just a short visit, during school hours, can be enough to help you and your child identify a school’s strengths and challenges.” So, what are the key things to consider when looking for the school that is right for your child? For most parents, the location of a school, the ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai enSEmble Choir Rocks at DSF's ‘Market Outside the Box' Event

    UAE’s first choir for Determined Ones and CUD’s dance and music groups enthrall the audience Dubai, February 5, 2020:   Canadian University Dubai highlighted its performing arts with a 90-minute concert held at ‘Market Outside the Box’ (MOTB), one of Dubai Shopping Festival’s attractions, at Burj Park, on 25th January. The performance consisted of CUD’s dance club, K-pop dance group, band and enSEmble Choir – the UAE’s first choir for the ‘determined ones.’ The picturesque open-air venue overlooking the Burj Khalifa echoed to the cheerful sounds of the choir, as a supportive audience of parents, well-wishers and casual visitors watched transfixed by their amazing performance. Conducted by Rivaan Mager, the CUD enSEmble Choir began the performance with ......read more

    GEMS Education organises Road Safety campaign in partnership with RTA, STS and Road Safety UAE

    • Students pledge ‘#GEMSSAFETYFIRST’ to follow traffic rules and road safety • Week-long workshops organised by GEMS Education, RTA, STS and Road Safety UAE supported by GEMS Education staff and parent community     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 05, 2020:   GEMS Education in collaboration with Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), School Transport Services (STS) and Road Safety UAE, organised a week-long Road Safety Campaign to spread awareness among students regarding road safety, traffic rules and protocols. As road safety is a major concern for drivers as well as pedestrians across the UAE, GEMS Education hosted the road safety week to contribute to building a safer community and creating awareness about traffic safety.   Organised by the Traffic Awareness Section ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Students Experience an Up-close Look at the 2020 United States Presidential Election

    ● During this unique January Term course, students met with five leading democratic presidential  candidates: Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard and Michael Bennet, and saw Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar live ● The students also met with journalists, political consultants, elected officials, and voters to understand the key aspects of a campaign       Abu Dhabi, UAE, 03 February 2020:   This January, 15 NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) students from across the globe got a unique, on-the-ground look at how the US electoral process really works. The students traveled to Washington, DC, New Hampshire, and Iowa to see what is takes to become President of the United States in a special January Term (J-Term) course Electing the President: An Up Close Look at ......read more

    GEMS Dubai American Academy launches the Center of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

    In line with GEMS Education’s future-focused approach to learning and driving innovation, the Center of Excellence for AI and Robotics will promote and deliver outstanding future technology learning experiences for students     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 30, 2020:   GEMS Dubai American Academy has announced the launch of its new Center of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. The establishment of this Center is a response to the rapid rate of technological and societal changes in today’s world and aims to drive the changes needed to ensure current models of education remain relevant to the dynamic nature of industry.     The vision of the Center of Excellence is to promote educational and research activities in the field of AI and Robotics. It bridges ......read more

    Rowayyah Alhefeiti wins EY UAE Corporate Finance Woman of the Year Award

    The EY initiative, now in its third year in the United Arab Emirates, inspires female Emirati business students to take up careers in transaction advisory services (TAS) and corporate finance   Dubai, UAE – 29 January 2020:   Rowayyah Alhefeiti, an Emirati female student from Zayed University, has been named the winner of the EY UAE Corporate Finance Woman of the Year (CFWY) award at a ceremony held in Dubai. Rowayyah was selected from a group of seven finalists who competed at the national level in the country. Following her win, Rowayyah will now compete against finalists from 21 other countries, including:  Australia, Bahrain, Germany, Japan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Norway, Russia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States at the global level.   Held for the third time in the ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah's first Catholic school is officially opened by RAKEZ Chairman

    • Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi cuts ribbon on 1,800-capacity British curriculum school • St. Mary’s Private High School is part of Ruler’s vision for high educational standards in Ras Al Khaimah    January 28, 2020, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates: Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ), has officially inaugurated the new St. Mary’s Private High School in Ras Al Khaimah, the first Catholic school in the Emirate.     After cutting the ceremonial ribbon, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi said that RAKEZ Academic Zone is keen to attract more educational institutions as part of Ras Al Khaimah’s goal of achieving internationally recognized standards of education. He added: “The opening of this distinguished school ......read more

    VISS raises funds for the Australian Bushfires

    Proceeds from annual school celebration donated to support the Australian Bushfire Appeal Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - 27 January 2020 - The Victoria International School of Sharjah (VISS), a premium school offering the Australian Curriculum and the IB diploma, celebrates Australia Day with their annual Sausage Sizzle. This year’s Australia day became a campaign to raise funds for the catastrophic bushfires spreading throughout Australia.  Dean Pyrah, Executive Principal of VISS said, “This is an event we put together every year, and clearly this year it made sense to link it to the bushfire tragedy and raise awareness amongst our community with our traditional Australian Day Sausage Sizzle. The students and parents have been extremely supportive and generous. Many in our community have been asking how they can ......read more

    An average of 3,019 students at Maktoum Quran Learning Centers in 2019

    70% of whom were females   Dubai, 27 January 2020: The Department of Maktoum Holy Quran Memorization centers of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) announced that an average of 3,019 students were enrolled in the centres during 2019 – 70% of whom were females. Statistics by the centres’ department indicated that an average of 201 workshops were organized last year, and an average of 189 teachers worked in the centres - around 72% of whom were females.   The Holy Quran Memorization seminars organized by Maktoum Centers took place at Deira, Bur Dubai and Hatta areas. Deira witnessed the largest turnout of students, having 74% of the students, memorization seminars and teachers, while 19% were in Bur Dubai, and 7% in Hatta.    Ahmed Muhaya Al Zahed, ......read more

    NYUAD faculty awarded prestigious Edwin G. Conklin Medal in Developmental Biology

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 25, 2020: Professor of Biology at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Claude Desplan has received the 2020 Edwin G. Conklin Medal in the field of Developmental Biology. Presented by the Society for Developmental Biology, the Edwin G. Conklin Medal, established in 1995 and awarded annually, recognizes a developmental biologist for continuously making extraordinary research contributions, and for being an excellent mentor who has helped train the next generation of outstanding scientists.  Desplan studies how the brain develops, and in particular how the many different types of neurons acquire their distinct properties and connect to each other to form neural circuits. He focuses his attention on the visual system that processes information coming from the eye and guides behavioral responses. His work has shown ......read more

    Dubai International Academy receives accolades for 2019 achievements

    Dubai International Academy earns top spot at World School Games Year 13 student wins Middle East Youth Expo Young Leader of the Year   Dubai, UAE, 22 January 2020:   Dubai International Academy (DIA), an International Baccalaureate school run by Innoventures Education, is celebrating the start of the year with two awards under its belt.  DIA has been ranked first in the 2019 World School Games (WSG) leader board, receiving a total of 263 points and besting other schools from the UAE and around the world, including from countries such as England, Scotland, Greece, Nigeria and Egypt. The school had an impressive start of the year at Under-11 WSG and Under-13 WSG categories and won gold at Under-17 WSG Basketball. WSG Event Series provide a unique stage for the world's best young athletes to ......read more

    GEMS Education teachers win grand prizes in GEMS Rewards-Emirates NBD competition

    Another initiative to honour teachers with the opportunity to participate in the competition held as part of the GEMS Awareness Programme in 2019       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 21, 2020:    GEMS Rewards, an exclusive rewards programme for the GEMS Education community, has announced the winners of a competition held in partnership with banking group Emirates NBD. Prizes included a brand-new Toyota RAV4 as well as iPads and smartphones.   The competition was launched during GEMS Awareness Day, an annual event held to introduce new teaching staff to the organisation as well as the many opportunities available to them through partners such as Emirates NBD. The prize giveaway was open to all new GEMS Education teachers who opened an account with the Dubai-based bank.   The ......read more

    Sheffield Private School takes top honours at the Credence High School's annual Quiz Masters 2020

    The sixth edition of the UAE’s popular inter-school quiz competition witnessed record participation   DUBAI - January 21, 2020:   The Sheffield Private School won the sixth edition the annual UAE Credence Quiz Masters Tournament, organized by the Credence High School, Dubai. The 2020 edition the UAE’s largest inter-school quiz competition was held recently in the school auditorium in the sprawling Credence campus in Al Khail, Dubai.   Sharjah Indian School, Juwaiza, and Our Own English High School Sharjah (Boys) took home the trophies for the first runner-up and the second runner-up respectively.   Nearly 30 schools from across the UAE participated in this year’s event conducted by Mr. Adittya Nath Mubayi, ace quizmaster, knowledge entrepreneur and author.   "It ......read more

    GEMS Education Indian curriculum schools shine in 2019-20 KHDA DSIB inspections

    GEMS New Millennium School improves overall rating from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’         Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 19, 2020:    GEMS Education’s Indian curriculum schools in Dubai have once again raised the bar achieving significant improvements in the KHDA’s recently announced 2019-20 Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB) results.   GEMS New Millennium School – Al Khail was the star performer, jumping from an overall ‘Good’ rating to ‘Very Good’, while The Kindergarten Starters, GEMS Our Own Indian School, GEMS New Millennium School, GEMS Heritage Indian School and Our Own High School Boys all maintained their overall ‘Good’ ratings.   The DSIB inspection results reflect the commitment of ......read more

    AU Offers 20% Discount to Ajman Government Staff

    Ajman-UAE: January 16, 2020 – Ajman University (AU) is to offer 20% discount on tuition fees for Ajman Government staffers studying in graduate and undergraduate programs. The discount, valid all study years, is applicable to the colleges of; Law, Mass Communication, Humanities and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering & IT, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Architecture, Arts & Design. To enjoy the discount, students need to prove, each semester, their work with the Government of Ajman, according to an agreement recently inked by Ajman University and the Central Legal Affairs, Ajman Government. Ajman University is also to run training courses for the legal staff of Ajman Government, give them access to all the university facilities, provide all possible law journals, and translate the laws issued by the ......read more

    Education leaders gather at the first Ras Al Khaimah Principals and Deans Roundtable

    Ras Al Khaimah, 14 January 2020: RAKEZ Academic Zone has organised the first edition of the Principals and Deans Roundtable in Ras Al Khaimah, which welcomed K-12 school principals and directors of international branch campuses operating within the zone. The event served as an avenue to discuss the programme offerings and education quality assurance model that is being followed by the respective institutions. The universities and schools present at the event were the University of Stirling, Munnar Catering College, Bath Spa University, Swiss Business School, University of Bolton Academic Centre, University of West London, Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology, GEMS Westminster School, Emirates National School, Wellspring School, Indian School - Ras Al Khaimah, International School of Choueifat, Indian Public School, ......read more

    Schools from across the UAE to battle it out at Credence High School's annual Quiz Masters 2020

    The sixth edition of the popular inter-school quiz will be held on January 16   DUBAI - January 13, 2020:  Credence High School, a consistently ‘GOOD’ rated CBSE curriculum school, which is home to students from over 34 nationalities, will host the sixth edition of its annual UAE Quiz Masters Tournament, the UAE’s largest inter-school quiz competition on Thursday, January 16, 2020. The popular event will be held in the school auditorium in the sprawling Credence campus in Al Khail, Dubai.  Mr. Adittya Nath Mubayi, ace quizmaster, knowledge entrepreneur and an author from India, will host the UAE’s most sought-after, all-inclusive annual quiz tournament for students of grades 8 to 10, aged 13 to 16, from schools across the UAE. ‘Sports’ is the theme of this edition of the UAE ......read more

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    CUD professor's research into smart city transportation security challenges published in top international journal

    With an overall accuracy of 99.43% and a detection rate of 99.92%, the solution is in sync with Dubai’s safety concerns for self-driving cars Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 26, 2019:   A research paper on security challenges of smart city transportation developed by Canadian University Dubai (CUD) Assistant Professor, Dr. Moayad Aloqaily, has been published in the leading international journal ‘Ad Hoc Networks’. Dr. Aloqaily’s insights come in the context of a recent directive issued by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ......read more

    ENEC CEO Granted Honorary Doctorate from Leading Engineering University in South Korea

    H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi recognized by Ajou University for Excellence in Engineering, Energy, and the role of the UAE peaceful nuclear energy program in improving bilateral relations between UAE and South Korea H.E Mohamed Al Hammadi becomes only the 8th public personality to be granted an Honorary Doctorate in the history of Ajou University Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 25, 2019:   Ajou University, a leading engineering university in South Korea awarded today an Honorary Doctorate to His Excellency Engineer Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of Emirates ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi students awarded prestigious global scholarships

    High achieving students receive Erasmus Mundus, Fulbright, and Bseisu Cambridge scholarships Abu Dhabi, May 25, 2019: Four talented students from NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) have been awarded prestigious global scholarships to further their studies at top schools around the globe. Class of 2019 senior Amal Badri, 21, from the UAE, currently majoring in Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded the UAE Fulbright Scholarship and will pursue a MS in Mechanical Engineering at Penn State University following her graduation from NYUAD in May.  She is NYUAD's second UAE Fulbright ......read more

    Repton, Abu Dhabi's iftar marks International Day of Families

    Abu Dhabi, UAE (May 23, 2019): The students, parents and teachers of Repton, Abu Dhabi held a special Iftar to mark International Day of Families, and to gather food donations which were then delivered to local workers.   Over 75 nationalities are represented at the school, making the Iftar dining experience very international, with an array of typical home-made dishes representing many countries.   Gillian Hammond, Principal of Repton, Abu Dhabi commented: “it was an evening of community spirit, reflection, generosity and gratitude and a wonderful way to break ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi researchers develop hybrid molecules that could serve as a new category of anti-cancer agents

    New findings are published in the journal Chemical Science “There is significant promise for developing new cancer therapies that can complement the existing chemotherapy options that are currently used to treat nearly half of all cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy,” explains Ali Trabolsi Abu Dhabi, May 23, 2019:  Researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) chemistry program and colleagues from the University’s biology program have developed and studied the biological activity of five new, metal-organic hybrid knotted molecules, termed metal-organic ......read more

    Dubai Cares successfully wraps up its Ramadan volunteering initiative with the participation of 2,000 volunteers across 4 days

    Back to School” edition of Volunteer Emirates witnessed the assembly of 50,000 school kits, to be distributed on schoolchildren in Senegal in Tanzania    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 21, 2019:    In a true reflection of the highest values of the holy month of Ramadan, Dubai Cares volunteers have successfully packed 50,000 school kits during a 4-day volunteering initiative that took place at the Dubai World Trade Center between 18 and 21 May 2019. H.E. Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, H.E. Ibrahima Sory Sylla, Ambassador of ......read more

    Saudi's KAUST first Middle East university to chair Europe's supercomputing ISC 2020

    Dubai - UAE, 20 May 2019: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology’s (KAUST) applied mathematics and computational science professor David Keyes is chairing the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) 2020 as the first program chair from a Middle Eastern institution, the ISC High Performance conference announced.   As program chair, Keyes, Director of Extreme Computing Research Center (ECRC), is working with a team of about a hundred steering committee and program committee volunteers to define the conference topics and will lead joint efforts to elevate the value ......read more

    Academic and family influences are key factors in fostering tolerance among UAE youth: Canadian University Dubai research reveals

    The project was among the winners at the 7th annual Abu Dhabi University Undergraduate Research Competition Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 20, 2019:   An action-based research project conducted by students and a faculty member from Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has found that academic institutions and family dynamics are main contributors to fostering tolerance among UAE youth. Mentored by Assistant Professor, Dr. Ghada Abaido, two Bachelor of Communication students, Nermin Abu Al Zahab and Ardra Meletath, conducted the research among 200 young people representing more ......read more

    German Jordanian University Accounting Program Earns Endorsement by IMA (Institute of Management Accountants)

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 20, 2019:  German  Jordanian University (GJU) is proud to announce that the school’s accounting program has earned endorsement by IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. IMA’s Higher Education Endorsement Program recognizes programs that meet high educational standards, enabling students to pursue and earn the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) credential. Information about the program is available ......read more

    Getting Exam Ready During Ramadan

    Mrs. Reem Bouzo, Principal of American School of Creative Science, Layyah.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 20, 2019:   Exam season is nearly upon us, which can be a very stressful time for both students and their parents.   We all want to support our children as best as we can during this important time of year and there are many things that you can do as a parent to help your children manage the exam pressure in a constructive way.   From our experience as educators, here are some ideas of what parents can do to help ease the stress of the ......read more

    The American Community School of Abu Dhabi Awards the Haitham Zamzam Al Hammadi Medal

    Grade 11 student Hannah Watkins encourages eco-friendly changes in the Abu Dhabi community 19 May 2019, Abu Dhabi:  During a ceremony at the American Community School of Abu Dhabi (ACS), Grade 11 student Hannah Watkins became the second recipient of the Haitham Zamzam Al Hammadi Medal of International Friendship, named in honor of 2002 ACS graduate and Board Trustee, the late Haitham Zamzam Al Hammadi.   During his young career, Haitham Zamzam Al Hammadi served his country with great skill, modesty and commitment. His strengths lay in his interest and ability to form productive ......read more

    EEG Environemtnal Drawing Competition 2019

    EEG successfully implements the United Nation Sustainable Development Goal Number 4: ‘Quality Education’  by engaging 162,000 Students in the annual Environmental Drawing Competition Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019:   The Emirates Environmental Group’s (EEG) 13th edition of the Environmental Drawing Competition was a huge success, as more than 162,000 students, 566 schools and 106 student members of the EEG took part. EEG organised a special and standalone awarding ceremony for the 2nd year in a row, on May 19 to unveil and celebrate the winners ......read more

    New research from NYU Abu Dhabi discovers growing teleconnection between Atlantic Zonal Mode and the Indian Summer Monsoon

    Fast facts: ● Teleconnection refers to climate anomalies being related to each other at large distances. ● Atlantic Zonal Mode (AZM) and Indian summer monsoon rainfall (ISMR) are known to have an inverse relationship, which means that the cold (warm) phases of AZM result in strong (weak) ISMR. ● This paper reports that the inverse relationship between AZM and ISMR has significantly strengthened in recent decades. ● The findings have been featured in Geophysical Research Letters.   Abu Dhabi, UAE – May 19, 2019: A new study at NYU Abu Dhabi ......read more

    H.E. Sheikh Nahayan hails Australia's culture of tolerance as key factor behind UOWD's success

    319 graduating students, including 2 doctorate awardees, receive their degrees at 35th UOWD graduation ceremony Dubai, May 15, 2019:   Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, while lauding the achievements of University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) at its 35th Graduation Ceremony recently, attributed its remarkable success to Australia's culture of tolerance that is similar to that of the UAE.   Speaking at the graduation ceremony, H.E. Sheikh Nahayan commented: “The University of Wollongong in Dubai is now one of the largest ......read more

    Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University signs agreement with Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance to form Islamic finance internship program

    Mansoor Al Awar: ‘We look forward to fulfilling the vision of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed to promote Islamic economy worldwide’ University aims to nurture talents of creative minds to build innovative, competitive, and sustainable Islamic economy MoU to lay foundation for robust research and development focusing on Islamic finance   12 May 2019 – In line with Dubai’s bid to become the global capital for Islamic economy, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shanghai Lixin University ......read more

    12th Edition of ‘Eiman Oasis' to be Held at Al Qasba Mosque During Ramadan

    Four renowned scholars to deliver lectures on religious topics Sharjah, May 14, 2019:  Four renowned Arab scholars and preachers will participate in the 12th edition of the religious awareness initiative ‘Eiman Oasis’. The programme is organised by Al Qasba and will run from 16 - 22 May at Al Qasba mosque in Sharjah. This year’s lectures will tackle religious topics aimed at instilling good values and highlight the Prophet’s (PBUH) qualities. The lectures will be held after Taraweeh prayers, and will be delivered by Sheikh Dr. Saleh Al Suhaimi Al Harbi, ......read more

    Looking for an opportunity to volunteer this Ramadan? Join Dubai Cares' 4-day volunteering initiative and help pack 50,000 school kits for students in Senegal and Zanzibar

    Dubai Cares will host its “Back to School” edition of Volunteer Emirates between May 18 and 21 at Dubai World Trade Centre The four-day initiative is set to benefit 30,000 students in Senegal and 20,000 students in Zanzibar   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 13, 2019: In an effort to embrace the spirit of giving during the holy month of Ramadan and mark the Year of Tolerance, Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, will be hosting a “Back to School” edition of Volunteer Emirates between 18 and 21 May, in support ......read more

    Dunecrest American School authorized for IB Diploma Programme in First Year of Opening

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai - 12 May 2019:  Esol Education’s new flagship US school, Dunecrest American School, offering a standards-based American curriculum, has received authorization to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme® (IBDP) in record time. The authorization process, which typically takes between two and three years was received by Dunecrest just eight months into the school’s first year, reflecting the deep expertise within the school’s leadership team, and the Esol Education organization’s long-standing experience of ......read more

    UAEU researcher refines literacy in the 21st century

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 12, 2019:   Literacy nowadays means so much more than it used it in previous times, in terms of only reading and writing. With the Fourth Industrial Revolution under way, the definition has broadened. That is what Dr Mona Aljanahi, instructor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the United Arab Emirates University’s College of Education, focused on in her research Exploring the Rhizomatic Literacy Practices of UAE High Schoolers. “I researched the literacy practices of high school students in the UAE,” she ......read more

    GIIS, Abu Dhabi, announces Scholarship Programmes for Higher Education

    The Scholarships Offer Considerable Concession, along with Coaching, Counselling and Guidance May 11, 2019 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  Global Indian International School Abu Dhabi campus announces Two rewarding scholarship programmes for new admissions, as well as students moving to Grade 11. The scholarship programmes consist of the Zayed-Gandhi Scholarship, that offers up to 75% concession in tuition fees based on humanitarian grounds to mark the year of Tolerance, and the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Merit Scholarship that offers up to 50% concession on tuition fees for ......read more

    Student Showcase 2019 Returns to Manarat Al Saadiyat

    ‘Zayed and Tolerance’ exhibition, organised by the Department of Culture and  Tourism – Abu Dhabi in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and  Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, runs from May 5-22 Abu Dhabi, 9 May 2019:  The sixth edition of the Student Showcase, which this year is themed ‘Zayed and Tolerence’, has opened on Sunday, May 5, at Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi. The event, which is organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), in cooperation with the Ministry of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University awards young innovators at the annual Idea Factor Innovation Competition

    ADU received 115 submissions in this year’s edition across the competition’s four categories The university awarded four winning enterprise ideas  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—8 May, 2019: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) awarded four winning teams at the sixth edition of the annual Idea Factor Innovation competition, held at the university’s main campus in Abu Dhabi. The annual contest, which targets high school students across the UAE, aims to foster an entrepreneurial mindset amongst youth with a view to create a positive and lasting impact on ......read more

    Uncovering Polynya: new research out of NYU Abu Dhabi Institute helps unravel a 43-year-old mystery in deep Antarctica

     Polynya is a geographical term that is used to describe an area of unfrozen water surrounded by a large area of sea ice.  Researchers at the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute have discovered an atmospheric trigger for the occurrence of the Maud-Rise Polynya that appeared in September 2017 in the Lazarev Sea.  A much larger Polynya was spotted in the same location in 1974 and may also have had an atmospheric trigger.  Researchers have found that when intense cyclones occur over the ice pack, a mid-sea Polynya in a preconditioned oceanographic area can be initiated as the ......read more

    Dubai's Newest Uk Curriculum School Offers Parents Great Value

    Outstanding academic results drive interest in Dubai’s newest UK Curriculum School Dubai, 7 May 2019:   It’s human nature to associate higher prices with better quality across the majority of industries and sectors. One of Dubai’s newest UK curriculum schools looks to buck this trend once again when it opens its doors in September 2019. Al Salam Community School, the sister to Al Salam Private School is looking to replicate its academic achievements but this time with the help of enhanced facilities and specialist learning spaces.  Al Salam Private ......read more

    American University of the Middle East wins 2019 Middle East Student Case Competition

    University of Jordan named first runner-up with a total of 23 student teams from 16 universities submitting entries this year  Dubai, UAE, May 05, 2019: IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) today announced the winners of its Middle East Student Case Competition held on April 20, 2019. The American University of the Middle East (AUM) in Kuwait was announced the grand winner followed by the University of Jordan as the first runner-up. The winning teams also received cash prizes of US$ 3000 and US$ 2000 respectively.   “We are pleased to announce that this ......read more

    Supernova Challenge hands out a total of US$100,000 to AI disruptors at Ai Everything

    Start-ups Augmental from Lebanon, Nabta Health & Amal Glass from the UAE and Statys from the UK win big at Supernova Challenge Dubai, UAE – 2 May 2019:  Taking home cash prizes worth a whopping US$100,000, four start-ups have celebrated their success at the Supernova Challenge, the world’s third largest start-up pitch fund, as Ai Everything draws to a close.  Receiving over 60 submissions from more than 20 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Singapore, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, a total of 20 shortlisted start-ups ......read more

    Dubai Cares honors UAE schools and students with Distinguished Philanthropic Award 2019

     More than 75 UAE-based schools were recognized for creative and effective fundraising concepts  UAE students raised funds in support of education programs in Jordan and India  This year’s school award is in line with the Year of Tolerance   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2 May 2019:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, honored today the winners of its Distinguished Philanthropic Award in Schools. In a ceremony held at Roda Al Murooj Downrown in Dubai, Dubai National School, Al Barsha earned the top prize for ......read more

    Hessa Buhumaid Signs Tolerance Pledge and Witnesses Activities for Orphans During visit to MBRU on Labor Day

    UAE Minister of Community Development Tours MBRU facilities and witnesses oral hygiene awareness event for orphans Dubai, 1 May 2019:   Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) welcomed Her Excellency Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE Minister of Community Development for a special visit on International Labor Day, coinciding 1st May each year during which Her Excellency signed the MBRU’s Doctor’s Tolerance Pledge and met with orphan children at an event at Dubai Dental Hospital (DDH), the clinical arm of MBRU. Her Excellency toured the ......read more

    Young Environmental Activists from Over 400 UAE Schools Recognized at Bee'ah School of Environment's Annual Awards Ceremony

    Bee’ah School of Environment grows notably to reach more than 250,000 students and 6,000 teachers  25 winners across 400 UAE schools were awarded prizes worth over AED 240,000 90 Abu Dhabi-based schools participated in the event for the first time, following the expansion of the programme to the Capital  3 schools announced as the winners of the - ‘Great Battery Challenge’, a battery recycling school competition, held in partnership with Duracell, that helped collect more than 100,000 batteries (almost 2 tonnes) from 110 schools in the UAE.  ......read more

    Unique World Education

    April 30, 2019 - Dubai: Unique world Business Center will inaugurate Unique World Education at Hamsah complex Al Karama, Dubai on 26th at 5 pm -said M D Mr.T M Sulaiman,  in a press conference which held at Dubai. At Unique World Education we offer preparatory and specialized courses for students and professionals by well experienced and committed team of faculty members. Unique World Education prides in telling that it is the only authorized coaching center of the renowned Prof. P. C. Thomas classes for Medical and Engineering Entrance Exam Preparation in the UAE.  There is ......read more

    Mariet Westermann Named Vice Chancellor of NYU Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, April 28, 2019: NYU President Andrew Hamilton announced the appointment of Mariet Westermann -- Executive Vice President of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, former provost of NYU Abu Dhabi, former director of NYU's Institute of Fine Arts, and art historian -- as the Vice Chancellor of NYU Abu Dhabi, effective August 1, 2019. Her selection follows a 10-month long, international search that considered many outstanding candidates from around the world. President Hamilton said, “We are thrilled by the appointment of Mariet Westermann. The creation of NYU Abu Dhabi was ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai wins ‘International Collaboration of the Year' accolade at prestigious Forbes Higher Education Awards

    Dubai, April 28, 2019: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has been awarded the ‘International Collaboration of the Year’ accolade at the inaugural Forbes Middle East Higher Education Awards held in Dubai recently.  Professor David Santandreu Calonge, Chief Advancement Officer and Dean of the Faculty of Communication, Arts and Sciences, who received the award on behalf of the University, commented, “As the portal to Canadian education, our strong commitment to internationalization sets us apart from other institutions in the UAE. The International Collaboration of the ......read more

    VISS continues to build on partnership with Sharjah Government Nurseries for Early Years Development Program

    Ruler of Sharjah visits VISS to congratulate the school, teachers, and trainers on another successful year Sharjah, 28 April 2019 – The Victoria International School of Sharjah (VISS), a premium school offering the Australian Curriculum and IB diploma, collaborates with the Sharjah Government Nurseries for the third consecutive year. 20 teachers were professionally trained and mentored on the Victorian Early Years Framework for. His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah and Member of the Supreme Council, visited the school together with members of the ......read more

    Swiss Ambassador in the UAE visits the Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai (SISD)

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates- April 25, 2019:  Her Excellency Maya Tissafi, Swiss Ambassador in the UAE, visited the Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai (SISD) and toured SISD’s state-of-the-art facilities and environmentally friendly campus. She was joined by Mr. Omar Danial, Founder & CEO, Mr. Norbert Foerster, Head of School SISD and Mrs Sylvie Manghardt, Chairperson of the Parent Forum Committee. In speaking with the school’s representatives the Ambassador was given an update on SISD’s most recent developments, including the recent KHDA report ......read more

    High achievers at Emirates International Schools rewarded

    Scholarships awarded to twelve exceptionally talented young students of seven nationalities  Dubai, UAE - April 25, 2019:  In line with the UAE government's vision to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, Emirates International Schools – Jumeirah and Meadows, jointly recognized 12 students for their exceptional academic achievements. The award certificates were presented by Mohammed Al Habtoor, Vice Chairman & CEO of the Al Habtoor Group at the 2018-2019 Scholarship Awards ceremony held at the ......read more

    Healthy Farm launched its unique Healthy Living Program at GEMS' The Kindergarten Starters

     First-of-its-kind program will be included in school’s curriculum as part of efforts to promote healthy eating habits among students Dubai, UAE, April 24, 2019:  The Healthy Farm brand of Global Food Industries (GFI), a leading world-class value-added frozen food manufacturing company that is part of Albatha Holding, one of the largest conglomerates in the UAE, has made another milestone this year with the landmark launch of its Healthy Living Program, which was held today at GEMS Educations’ The Kindergarten Starters school. The first-of-its-kind program in the ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai gets prestigious International Advertising Association (IAA) accreditation

    Dubai, April 23, 2019:   Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has become one of the elite 43 international education institutions to be awarded the prestigious certificate of accreditation from the International Advertising Association (IAA) – the only global association that represents all areas of the marketing and communications industry. CUD joins an elite group of organizations recognized for the quality of their program content and teaching. The accreditation is specifically awarded to the Bachelor of Arts in Communication advertising specialization in the Faculty of ......read more

    Immerse yourself in the world of art at Brighton College Dubai's inaugural ArtFest

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22nd April 2019:   To commemorate the UAE’s Year of Tolerance, Brighton College Dubai in collaboration with Thuluth: Centre for Arabic Language, Culture and Arts, will launch its first ever ArtsFest around the theme of Transformation this Thursday, 25th April.    The six-day festival will see the school change into an interactive art space with installations and curated artwork exhibited from international artists. Created to immerse the pupils and wider community in fine arts and transform how they view and experience art, ArtsFest ......read more

    Completion of 25% of Abu Dhabi University's new Al Ain Campus

    Inspired by the Ghaf Tree, the logo of the Year of Tolerance State-of-the-art scientific equipment that meets international quality standards Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 22 April 2019 –   Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, has announced the completion of 25% of its AED300 million new campus in Al Ain with no incidents and injuries due to strict compliance with health and safety procedures. The campus is expected to welcome students next year.    With ......read more

    The DPM Kicks off its WUF ‘UniverCity' Programme at Cityscape Abu Dhabi in Partnership with UN-Habitat

    Programme designed to engage students in the World Urban Forum (WUF10) and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals ABU DHABI, 21st April 2019:   The Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM) kicked off its WUF “UniverCity’ Programme at Cityscape exhibition last week. During the exhibition, the DPM invited 11 leading universities in the UAE to attend a session at its stand where professors and students were briefed on the tenth session of the World Urban Forum 10 (WUF10) taking place in Abu Dhabi in 2020. A presentation was given to the students on the ......read more

    India's iconic Markaz Knowledge City promises high returns for expat investors

    Promoting a knowledge-based community with higher cultural values, the integrated township will showcase excellence in academics, science, technology, innovation, commerce, health and lifestyle.     Dubai, UAE, April 21, 2019:   Markaz Knowledge City (MKC), India's first knowledge city developed at an estimated investment of US$ 435 million (INR 30 billion) and spanning over 125 acres of land in the South Indian state of Kerala, will go functional at full-scale this year promising massive investment returns for Indian expatriates.    The ......read more

    Ajman University Students Triumph in P&T Group “Giving Back To The Community” Challenge in Dubai

    Ajman University Students Triumph in P&T Group “Giving Back To The Community” Challenge at Ceremony in Dubai Ajman, United Arab Emirates - April 18, 2019: Two architecture students from Ajman University have today beaten out competition from other top universities around the country to be awarded first and second place in a challenge to present affordable and desirable architectural ideas that will serve the current and futures youth needs of the UAE. His Excellency Mr. Saif Rashed Al Mazroui representing the Minister of State for Higher Education & Advanced ......read more

    Huge Demand for Al Salam Private School's Unique Education Approach Sees Second School Opening Soon

    The family-run independent school will open a much-anticipated, world-class second campus in September, with registrations open now     Dubai, 17 April 2019:   Due to the continued success of Al Salam Private School in Al Nadha and its standout approach to education, the family-run independent school has announced it will open a second campus in Dubai this September.   Registrations are now open for the new 17,000m2 Al Salam Community School, located in Al Twar 2 just 6 kilometres from the existing facility. It will follow the National Curriculum for England ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University's first year retention rates increase to 92%

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 16 April, 2019:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has witnessed a significant rise in first year retention rates from 89% to 92%, placing it among the top private universities in the UAE for high retention rates. This increase, which denotes the percentage of students remaining at the university to study between the fall and spring semesters, was accomplished through close advisory, academic, and social support and efforts to enhance the student experience during freshman year.   Dr. Heather Friesen, Director of Organizational Planning and ......read more

    Curtin University adds six new programs and rollouts expansion plans for their two campus as they participate in Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) 2019

    Campus expansion plans comes as a part of the University’s on-going commitment to being a recognised international leader in research and education  Dubai, UAE, 15th April 2019:   Curtin University Dubai, one of Australia’s most highly regarded and prestigious universities, will participate again in this year’s Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) that will take place at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 17 to 19 April. As one of the highest ranked universities in the region, Curtin University will present its wide range ......read more

    Repton Family of Schools Are Top Ranking in Khda Reports for 2018/2019

    Repton Dubai is rated as ‘Outstanding’ for fifth consecutive year Foremarke School is rated as ‘Very Good’ for second consecutive year Dubai, United Arab Emirates (April 14, 2019) -   Repton School, Dubai belonging to the Repton Family of Schools has once again been recognized as ‘Outstanding’ by the Dubai government’s education regulatory body, The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). Foremarke School, belonging to the same family has been rated as ‘Very Good’. Every year, the KHDA undertakes a ......read more

    Dubai School represents UAE at Landrover 4x4 World Championship 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (April 13, 2019) –   Pupils from Repton School Dubai return to the World Finals for the Landrover 4 x 4 Schools Technology Challenge with a five-member team. Repton School Dubai will be the only school in the UAE representing the country at the World Finals, which will take place in The University of Warwick in Coventry, UK during this week.  The ambition of the project is to raise awareness, interest and enthusiasm in engineering through the practical application of STEM subjects and Design & Technology. The challenge replicates a ......read more

    Spend an exciting evening with your family learning about science at Foremarke school

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates April 11, 2019:  Parents and children will have the opportunity to get active together while learning about science at Foremarke school’s Community Event, held in association with Dubai Science Park, on 20th April from 3pm to 6pm.  WHEN: 20th April, Saturday 3 pm – 6 pm WHERE: Foremarke School, Dubai Science Park, Al Barsha South, Dubai PRICE: Free for all Hosted within the school grounds, and open to all, the event will offer visitors a range of activities.  These include basketball, football, rugby, gymnastics, karate, archery ......read more

    Kings' School Dubai Retains The Longest Standing Record for ‘Outstanding' Grading By KHDA

    Two thirds of the Kings’ Schools Group is now ‘Outstanding’ Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 10, 2019:  In yet another highly effective year of incredible academic effort, under the banner of the Kings’ Schools Group, two Kings’ UK curriculum campus schools have achieved the ‘Outstanding” rating, while the other school in the group scored an improvement in rating to ‘Very Good’. In the recently announced Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) DSIB inspection ranking for 2018-19, Kings’ School Dubai in Jumeriah has ......read more

    Dubai School in partnership with Dubai Cares raises AED 142,000 to build a school in Senegal

    Dubai, UAE (April 6, 2019):   As part of EKI’s ongoing commitments to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, Repton School Dubai has successfully raised a total of AED 142,000 to further support education programs for underprivileged children in rural Senegal. The initiative, in association with Dubai Cares, is part of the ‘Adopt a School’ program that focuses on enriching the lives of children in developing countries by providing access to quality primary education. An official cheque handover ceremony was held at Repton School Dubai in the presence of ......read more

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