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    His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum receives the President and Vice Chancellor of Queen's University Belfast, academic partners of MBRU

    His Highness, Chancellor of MBRU reaffirms the efforts of the University and its academic partners Queen’s University Belfast  Visit coincides with inauguration of 64 medical students for new academic year, the largest cohort to date at MBRU Dubai, 17 September 2018:  His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chancellor of Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) and Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, received Professor Ian Greer, President and Vice Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) - academic partner of MBRU . His Highness Sheikh Ahmed praised the collaboration between both entities and the academic partnership with QUB that has significantly contributed to the development of MBRU, especially its College of Medicine. The meeting was also attended by ......read more

    New Headmaster for Repton School, Abu Dhabi School's Rose Campus (FS1 to Year 1) welcomes Kevin Hannah

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (September 15, 2018) Repton School, Abu Dhabi, announces the appointment of a new Headmaster.   As the school marks its sixth academic year this September, its Rose Campus, which accommodates children from FS1 to Year 1 is delighted to welcome Kevin Hannah.   Kevin is from Perth, Western Australia and holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Management from the University of Western Australia.  He joins the school with a wealth of international teaching experience behind him, having worked in junior education provision at leading independent schools that follow the British Curriculum in the UK, Malaysia and Singapore.   Senior positions held by Kevin include Head of Junior School at All Hallows in Somerset UK, a role which saw him living within the school as a ......read more

    UOWD launches Ministry-accredited Foundation Studies Program to guide senior school students to progress to top universities

    Dubai, September 12, 2018:    A new Foundation Studies Program (FSP) accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education has been launched by the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) to provide high school students with key learning skills and foundational knowledge to advance to undergraduate university studies. The program is tailored to cater to the needs of students from different high school curricula, including the UAE’s Al-Thanawiya Al-Ammah system. “The launch of this program is a demonstration of our commitment to supporting the community by providing ambitious students an opportunity to develop skills needed to obtain admission to a suitable undergraduate program”, commented Professor Mohamed-Vall M. Salem Zein, President of UOWD. “The program will develop their study skills and habits to ......read more

    International School of Creative Science Muwaileh celebrates outstanding student achievements at iGSCE and A-level examinations

    Managed by BEAM, the International School of Creative Science saw a record number of its students achieve top grades across both levels, in a spectacular display of academic excellence. Sharjah, 12 September 2018:   The students at International School of Creative Science Muwaileh (ISCS Muwaileh) have once again recorded a set of stellar results at the recent Edexcel International General Certificate of Secondary Education (iGCSE) and Advanced Level (A-Level) examinations. Over 80.85% of our students attained grades ranging from A*-B on the A2 Level examinations, a further increase from the school’s performance last year, where students accomplished exceptional achievements by attaining the highest marks across key subjects in the World, in the Middle East and in UAE. A total of 124 students appeared for the iGSCE ......read more

    Nursery organises talk show on “The Resilient Child” to support parents

    British Orchard Nursery initiates a series of interactive talk shows for UAE parents to discuss their child’s mental and physical developmental goals  September 10th, 2018, Dubai, UAE:  With the focus on achieving strong mental and emotional growth among young children and toddlers, the British Orchard Nursery has organised a free interactive talk show for the parents in the UAE. Titled, “The Resilient Child”, the event will highlight ways to help children overcome obstacles, challenges and failures and adopt a more determined approach towards problem solving. The forum will be helmed by positive parenting expert and psychologist Chasity O’Connell to answer parents’ questions about their children’s mental well-being and to arm them with tools to improve their child’s ......read more

    DIDI Announces The Dubai Mall Scholarship Winner On Emirati Women's Day

    Dubai, UAE,  28th August 2018:  The Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) today, on Emirati Women’s Day, has announced The Dubai Mall scholarship winner as 19 year old Emirati, Ayesha Al Suwaidi.  Launched earlier this year in partnership with DIDI, The Dubai Mall scholarship was created to empower women in design and innovation and to inspire young female talent to change the face of design in the region.  Sass Brown, Dean of DIDI comments: “There has never been a better day to announce The Dubai Mall scholarship winner than on Emirati Women’s Day, where we get to celebrate the women who enrich the nation with their skills and expertise. At DIDI, we pledge to nurture the next generation of design talent and change makers of the future and we hope that they join the women at the ......read more

    New Riverston School Dubai Set to Tackle Bullying Head on

    The new school will focus its attention on unsettled children and implement its highly successful educational model from the UK, catering for Dubai parents  Dubai, UAE - 27th August, 2018:   The new Riverston School Dubai, due to open in September, will tackle the issue of bullying head on, following on from recent announcements during the past two months by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) on this important topic. The Dubai Student Wellbeing Census highlighted the challenges that children face at school, with 11 per cent of Dubai’s children reporting that they felt unsafe at school.  Riverston School Dubai, which welcomes parents and children next month, is geared to tackle this problem, and with its specific focus on individual timetables the school will operate as a branch campus ......read more

    Pearson leads the way with the new 9-1 grading scale for International GCSEs

    9-1 grading scale applied across IGCSEs assessments taken in the UAE 26 August 2018, Dubai, UAE –   Pioneering students across the UAE received their first IGCSE results in English and Mathematics with the new 9-1 grading scale adopted by Pearson Edexcel.  The 9-1 grading scale replaces the A*-G grading system for IGCSE marking, with 9 being the highest grade, and 1 being the lowest. The 9-1 grading methodology is widely known and recognized as the new standard for GCSE in the UK and is accepted by universities globally for student admission.  Kathryn Booth, Head of Academic Qualifications for Pearson Middle East congratulates all students in the UAE receiving their IGCSE and GCSE results today commenting, “We are particularly excited to see the first cohort of IGCSE learners take home the highest ......read more

    Aldar Academies' IGCSE students celebrate exceptional pass grades

    98% of the organisation’s 188 IGCSE students achieved all A* to C grades or equivalent    Dubai, UAE, August 23, 2018:   Aldar Academies, one of the UAE’s leading providers of private education, recorded exceptional IGCSE grades today as 98% of the organisation’s 188 IGCSE students achieved all A* to C grades. Students from three of the organisation’s seven private academies received their results, and also smashed the 2017 English national average GCSE grades.   A number of examinations were sat under the new 9-1 grading structure, which has been implemented to reflect a move towards more challenging IGCSE examinations. A* to A grades are equivalent to grades 9 to 7 in the new structure, with grades 9 to 4 equivalent to A* to C.   Aldar Academies Al Yasmina Academy ......read more

    Young children distribute EID gifts to Blue-Collar workers

    Ahead of the upcoming Eid-Al –Adha festival, the Emirati children at British Orchard Nursery, Government branches bring smiles on the workers’ faces August 19, 2018; Dubai, UAE:  Celebrating the spirit of generosity and bringing happiness to the Blue-collar workers, the British Orchard Nursery children at their Dubai Municipality, Deira and Dubai Central Laboratory branches handed out Eid Gifts to community helpers. The Emirati children distributed food boxes containing various food items along with telephone cards so that the workers could call their families back home and share the joy and festivities surrounding the festival of Eid. The children thanked the cleaners and workers for working so hard and ensuring everything runs smoothly.  The labourers were delighted to receive the presents and appreciated ......read more

    Aldar Academies Al Yasmina Academy celebrates 100% A-Level pass rate

    A greater percentage of students also reached the highest grades in 2018 compared to 2017 Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2018:   Aldar Academies Al Yasmina Academy, one of the UAE’s leading providers of private education, is celebrating another year of exceptional A-Level results. The academy’s cohort of 38 A-Level students earned a 100% pass rate overall, with 87% achieving one or more A* to C grades. 71% of students also gained one or more A* to B grades – a 3% rise over 2017’s results. Meanwhile, 8% of students achieved all A*/A grades, with 34% gaining one or more A* to A grades. “We’re thrilled to celebrate another year of rising A-Level results, especially against the backdrop of our “outstanding” rating as an overseas British School (BSO) earlier this year.” ......read more

    Holistic Learning Environment Nurtures Future Leaders at British International Academy

    For an all-round education, both in and out of the classroom, the British International Academy is the perfect choice Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2018:   The British International Academy (BIA) for girls in Amman, Jordan is all set to welcome new students for the academic year 2018-2019 starting from 27 August. British International Academy aspires to foster ethical women of action through engaging mind, motivating the spirit, and solidifying values and self-confidence. BIA’s mission is to produce next-generation leadership through delivering excellence in education and ensuring a caring learning environment that helps in nurturing leaders of tomorrow. The school environment challenges the students to reach their maximum potential through academic success and personal growth, becoming socially responsible, and active global ......read more

    Top Five Reasons to Apply for a Full Scholarship With Dubai College of Tourism

    Dubai, UAE 16 August 2018:   The Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), part of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), has partnered with the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG) to award up to 20 full scholarships for its Certificate in Retail course, which commences on 9 September this year.  These scholarships are being offered only to Emiratis and expatriate residents in the UAE. As the GCSE and A Level results are being released from this week onwards, it is important to remind students that there are alternative pathways to success and a vocational education can be the key to unlocking their true potential. With this in mind, here are five key reasons why a scholarship at Dubai College of Tourism could be the perfect choice for students, who are looking to launch a career in ......read more

    Dubai College of Tourism Offers High School Graduates Range of Career Choices for Future Success

    Admissions still open for September 2018 intake at government-backed vocational training college  Dubai, UAE; 14 August 2018:   With GCSEs and A-Level examination results due to be released shortly, high school leavers across Dubai will be focused on taking the next steps towards their future careers. The pressures of decision-making can often pose a dilemma for young people who want to continue their studies but do not wish to take the traditional academic routes – and it is important to remind students that there are alternative pathways to success.  This year, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) is providing various options for students with its innovative programme of vocational education offered at its Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), that was established to lay ......read more

    Middle East student receives Global Educational Trust Award from the CISI

    A student from Egypt was chosen among the four winners of the most-coveted CISI Global Educational Trust Award this year, to be the first from the region to receive this award GET Award underlines CISI’s commitment to tapping the rich potential of young generation to lead the future of the financial services profession    Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018:  The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), the leading professional body for securities, investments, wealth and financial planning professionals, recently announced the winners of this year’s CISI Global Education Trust (GET) Awards. Amongst these is Egyptian student, Aya Elbuhaisi, the first awardee from the Middle East.    Together with other winners from Philippines, Singapore and South Africa, Aya, an Accounting ......read more

    Dubai College of Tourism Encourages Emirati and Expat Students to Apply for Final Scholarship Spots

    Full scholarships for DCT’s retail course still available  ‘City of Gold’ scholarship initiative run in collaboration with Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group Dubai, UAE; 7 August 2018:   Full scholarships offered by the Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), part of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), for its retail course are still available and both Emirati and expatriate students are encouraged to apply.   Many UAE nationals and resident expatriates from different nationalities have already applied to secure the 20 ‘City of Gold’ scholarships that are being offered by DCT for its Certificate in Retail course, in collaboration with the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG). A few more full scholarship spots are still available and are open to ......read more

    Exploring the future: Emirati students from the Petroleum Institute on a study tour in Germany

    Seven students from the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi learn about technology made in Germany Wintershall supports the trip for the fifth time now and actively contributes to the scientific and cultural exchange between Germany and the UAE Abu Dhabi, August 01, 2018:  Seven Emirati students from the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi with different engineering backgrounds started their study tour in Germany supported by Wintershall on July 29.The trip will be concluded on August 4 and focuses on technology made in Germany. During the tour the students get to know new solutions of the German energy economy, cutting edge technological study approaches as well as new exploration and production methods for oil and gas. The students will also learn more about the use of oil and gas in the chemical process visiting BASF, ......read more

    315 UAE Students Attend iCamp & Job Shadow Day Program Organised by INJAZ and Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    Dubai, UAE, July 29, 2018:  Students from four schools and two universities in the UAE participated in the Innovation Day Camp iCamp and Job Shadow Day program hosted by INJAZ UAE and longtime partner Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML). The Job Shadow Days are day-long workshops which allow students to explore various career options.  Students from Al Khaleej National School, Dubai National School, Al Ittihad Private School, International School of Arts & Science, American College of Dubai and Jumeirah University attended five iCamp workshops run by volunteers from BAML. The workshops introduced students to various aspects of entrepreneurship through practical activities overseen by corporate mentors. Mentors from BAML shared their experience with the students, giving them an opportunity to learn about professional ......read more

    MODUL University receives worldwide recognition for its research and publications – 3rd in Europe, 12th globally

    MODUL University Dubai reinforces its commitment to its fully-integrated research centre – CSRE Dubai, July 28, 2018:   MODUL University Dubai, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments [DFM: DIC], has proudly announced the latest ranking that its Vienna campus has achieved amongst the best 25 Universities for “Top Cited Publications” globally reinforcing the outstanding quality of MODUL University’s faculty and research capabilities. The ranking unveiled recently by U-Multirank – one of the world’s leading independent ranking institutions funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme, applies a multi-dimensional, user-driven approach to international ranking of higher education institutions.  MODUL University is the only Austrian university in the prestigious list ......read more

    UAE students to benefit from GSA wellbeing research

    Global Student Accommodation (GSA) Group’s ‘Student Wellbeing Matters’ study, highlights seven ‘stressors’ affecting student mental health and advocates holistic community and lifestyle solution     Dubai, UAE, 24 July 2018 –   Student wellbeing is not just a national, or a regional issue, it is a truly global issue, according to the latest international study, released by Global Student Accommodation Group (GSA), entitled Student Wellbeing Matters.     After analysing over 10,000 pages of evidence from more than 280 studies, reports and articles from the UK to Australia, GSA and its research partner Red Brick Research have established several clear patterns that are prevalent across all the respective student populations ......read more

    Acute shortage of psychologists has triggered glaring imbalance in UAE's psychology sector, say experts

    Canadian University Dubai launches Bachelor of Arts in Psychology to boost UAE’s licensed psychology sector Dubai, July 24, 2018:  The launch of a new bachelor program in Psychology seeks to address the glaring imbalance in availability of psychologists in proportion to population size in the UAE.  According to well-known psychoanalyst Dr. Yana Korobko, author of the book ‘Arabs in Treatment: Development of Mental Health System and Psychoanalysis in the Arab-Islamic World’, there is just 1 psychologist per 200, 000 UAE residents, and more than 33,000 patients are without the specialist care they need.   The new Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program, available in both English and Arabic, has been launched by Canadian University Dubai (CUD). The university will admit its first cohort in the ......read more

    Emirates Aviation University launches a research centre in collaboration with Coventry University

    Dubai, UAE, 24 Juy 2018:   Emirates Aviation University (EAU) has announced the launch of a new research centre and doctoral training college in collaboration with Coventry University. The Dubai-based Research Centre for Digital Innovation and Artificial Intelligence will train its research students to specialise in a range of disciplines related to these fields, including aviation, management, security and smart cities. Building on an existing partnership between EAU and Coventry, through which the two institutions have run joint postgraduate programmes in the aerospace field for over a decade, the new venture will see PhD students awarded their degree from both universities. Research students will be based in Dubai, but will also spend time in Coventry and receive support from Coventry University academics. The ......read more

    6-Day SCTDA Tour Guide Training Program Conducted by SUC

    July 19, 2018:  Skyline University College has signed an agreement with Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority as the official Tour Guide Training Program provider for Sharjah tour guides. The agreement was signed by SCTDA Chairman, Mr. Khalid Jasim Al Midfa and SUC Executive Director and Chair of the Executive Council, Mr. Nitin Anand. The pilot run of the proposed program was conducted on June 20, 2018 at the SCTDA Office while the initial 6-day Tour Guide Training Program was conducted from June 24, 2018 to July 1, 2018 at SUC Campus.  Various topics were covered during the 6-day training program such as: UAE Tourism, Sharjah History, Sharjah Tourist Attractions, Heritage and Culture, Presentation Skills, Tourism Marketing, Innovation in Tourism, Reputation, Management, First-Aid Training, Happiness, and ......read more

    One Day Course in Dealing with and Managing Difficult Stakeholders

    July 19, 2018:  Skyline University College has welcomed 24 participants from Nigeria for the One Day Course in Dealing With and Managing Difficult Stakeholders on June 27, 2018 at SUC Campus.  The resource speakers of the program were SUC Head of Academics-School of Business, Dr. Ajith Kumar; Head of Academics-School of Information Technology, Dr. Deepak Kalra; and Professor, Dr. Amitabh Upadhya. During their respective sessions, the speakers covered the topics of Stakeholders Requirements and Basic Concepts of Attitude, Personality, and Perception; Conflict Management and Strategies in Handling Difficult Stakeholders; and Role of Emerging Technologies and Social Media. At the end of the program, each participant was awarded with a certificate for successfully completing the course.  

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

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

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    ADEK's Abu Dhabi Science Festival ends 2017 edition on high note with footfall of more than 100,000 visitors

    UAE, November 25, 2017 - The 7th edition of the Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF), the region’s premier science fair, surpassed expectations to close its highly successful 10-day run with an estimated attendance of more than 100,000 visitors and over 17,000 student participants. Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and organised by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), the leading festival treated its audiences comprising mostly young students aged 5 and ......read more

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

    Sabari Indian School (SIS) under the patronage of the Consulate General of India and in association with Red Crescent rolled out a unique ‘Children for Children’ initiative to support refugee kids United Arab Emirates, Dubai, November 20, 2017:  Sabari Indian School, the first Indian school that is pioneering Apple Technologies in its learning approach has come up with yet another innovative and noble initiative –‘Children for Children’.  The Children of Sabari have reached out to the children of the UAE with the view of garnering the support of ......read more

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

    Agreement to further align national quality assurance systems with global best practices in higher education DUBAI, UAE, 19 November 2017:   The UAE Ministry of Education announced the signing of an agreement with the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), demonstrating its ongoing commitment to quality assurance of higher education institutions in the UAE. This comes as part of the Ministry’s support of initiatives which bolster the development of the nation, and in line with the national visions 2021 and Centennial vision 2071. Dr. Mohammed ......read more

    Fashion Forum by College of Fashion Design (CFD)

    CFD- The College of Fashion and Design hosted the first ever Fashion Forum on their campus where H.E Sara Al Madani and Ms. Safiya Abdallah were invited as chief guests.  The event opened with a welcome note from Zeina, a first year student followed by Dr. Albalawi, Assistant Professor who announced the launch of short term programs at CFD. Being a designer herself, Her Excellency Sara Al Madani spoke about developing a true sense of style and elaborated on the importance of being committed and dedicated in the field of Fashion. She emphasized that a designer should be confident ......read more

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

    Dubai, UAE, November 16, 2017:  Skyline University College, Sharjah, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah and one of the oldest private universities in the United Arab Emirates, has produced more than 7000 graduates over the years guided by its mission of pursuing academic excellence and instilling knowledge, skills, competencies, and value-based education among its students. On its 27th Graduation Ceremony, more than 300 students representing 25 nationalities have successfully received their BBA and MBA ......read more

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

    Abu Dhabi, November 13, 2017:  His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Cabinet Member and the Minister of State for Tolerance delivered the opening remarks at the two-day Tolerance in the UAE workshop organized by the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute on Monday, November 13 at the University’s campus on Saadiyat Island. In his opening remarks, HE Sheikh Nahyan said, “This conference provides an excellent opportunity for us to reflect upon the journey of the United Arab Emirates, one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse countries in the world, but, at the same ......read more

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

    5 real world design challenges from 5 local and international partners  Expo 2020 Dubai offers design challenges to student participants  adidas, IBM, Alserkal Avenue and Splash are confirmed collaborators Overwhelming response, as over 75 UAE schools sign up for the challenge Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2017:  Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI), in partnership with Dubai Design & Fashion Council (DDFC) announce the launch of Project Design Space (PDS) following its successful pilot in the Spring of 2017, where 5 schools from across the UAE competed. ......read more

    Mansoor Bin Mohammed honors outstanding winners of ‘Hackathon' competition

    UAE, November 12, 2017- H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum honored the ‘Innovative Emirati Programmer’ winners of the ‘Hackathon’ competition organized by the Emirates Talent Association and Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU). The recognition marked the culmination of the successful first batch of the ‘Emirati Programmer,’ the first-of-its-kind national initiative in the UAE launched to enhance the skills of Emirati programmers in programming languages, computer thinking systems, the basics of digital application and electronic ......read more

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

    Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), the philanthropic fund management arm of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, made its first Asian investment in BYJU’S-The Learning App recently. Other marquee investors in BYJU’S included Sequoia Capital, Tencent, Sofina, Verlinvest, Light Speed, Times Internet and International Finance Corporation, a member of World Bank Group. The company has raised over US Dollar 200 million till date.  Dubai, November 12, 2017:  BYJU’S, India’s largest education technology company and the creator of one of ......read more

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

    Works from the 19th and 20th centuries in the collection  Sharjah, 11 November 2017:  The Sharjah Public Library (SPL) – a subsidiary of Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) – has launched an integrated database of rare historical manuscripts, books, documents, and maps, which were part of the UK’s National Archive; making these historical treasures about the Middle East and Africa available for the first time in the region for public viewing.  Nearly 3,000 documents dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries, comprising a selection of letters, reports, ......read more

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

    Arabic language competition winners announced at Sharjah International Book Fair Sharjah, 11 November 2017:  Sharjah’s Fatima Bint Abdul Malik Primary School has been crowned champion of the second edition of the Lughati Cup competition, organised by Lughati, the Sharjah-based initiative to support Arabic learning the ‘smart’ way. The Arabic language competition targeting grade 2 students across Sharjah, crowned three winners yesterday (Thursday) at the 36th Sharjah International Book Fair, running at Expo Centre Sharjah until 11 November. Securing the first ......read more

    Meet and Greet with Jasmine Brett Stringer Held at SUC

    Dubai, UAE, November 9, 2017:  In line with the university’s effort to engage students with experienced people from the industry, Skyline University College Library Department organized an “Author Meet and Greet” with Jasmine Brett Stringer on November 7, 2017 at SUC campus.  Jasmine is a renowned American author, lifestyle expert, and motivational speaker. She is the author of “Seize Your Life: How to Carpe Diem Every Day”—a book full of lessons, helpful tips on life improvement, and stories that will certainly inspire readers to lead a better ......read more

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

    Abu Dhabi, UAE - November 8, 2017:  The Emirates Diplomatic Academy hosted His Excellency Yousef Al-Otaiba, the UAE Ambassador to the United States. His Excellency delivered a lecture titled “Connecting Capitals: from Abu Dhabi to Washington.” His Excellency Muhammad bin Issa, former Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, attended alongside students of the academy. His Excellency Al-Otaiba shared his thoughts and views with the audience on American foreign policy towards the Middle East generally, and the UAE specifically. His Excellency started the interactive lecture by ......read more

    Mansoor Al Awar presents report for UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education during UNESCO General Conference in Paris

    UAE, November 7, 2017- Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and Chairman of the Governing Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE), recently participated in several meetings at the UNESCO General Conference in Paris and presented his report on the UNESCO IITE including ‘Policy Advocacy and Technical Assistance,’ ‘Teacher Professional Development’, ‘Open Education Resources and Digital Pedagogy,’ as well as ......read more

    Sultan Al Qasimi Enriches Sharjah's Public Libraries with AED 4.5 Million worth of Books from Sharjah International Book Fair

    Sharjah, 7 November 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, has issued a directive to allocate AED 4.5 million for the purchase of new titles from publishing houses participating at the 36th edition of Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF). The books will be distributed to libraries across Sharjah in line with His Highness’s ongoing commitment to enriching public facilities with new resources. His Highness’s initiative ensures that Sharjah’s public libraries will be updated with new titles ......read more

    Five UAE Institutions receive Siemens' €100m software grant under the patronage of Ministry of Education during Year of Giving

    Grant gives students and faculty licenses to use Siemens’ PLM software Supports building digital skills, fostering innovation among UAE nationals  UAE University, Zayed University, Higher Colleges of Technology, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, and Rochester Institute of Technology, selected to receive software grant Dubai, UAE, November 6, 2017:  The Ministry of Education and Siemens have announced software licenses for five universities in the UAE, valued at 100 million Euros in total. The partnership between the Ministry of Education and Siemens, ......read more

    GETEX Autumn 2017 opens doors to more than 5,000 learners keen to take up higher education

    November 1, 2017– Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) Autumn Edition 2017, the latest edition of the leading student recruitment platform in the Middle East and Asia, has opened today (Wednesday, November 1, 2017) at Hall 5 of the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre to help more than 5,000 learners around the region find the right educational choice from over 600 courses. The region’s most trusted event for higher education features a wide variety of study streams from over 50 regional and international universities located in eight countries, which ......read more

    Skyline University College and Sharjah Police launched Diploma in Travel and Tourism Program for Sharjah Inmates

    Dubai, UAE, November 1, 2017:  As a part of corporate social responsibility (CSR) of Skyline University College (SUC), Diploma in Travel and Tourism was launched for the selected inmates at Sharjah Police Punishment and Correctional Institution Department on October 29, 2017. This program was a joint initiative of SUC and Sharjah Police as stated on the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the parties on October 6, 2017. SUC Dean Dr. Amitabh Upadhya and Deputy Director for Public Relations Mr. Firas Al Tabbaa were present during the launch of the program along with SUC faculty ......read more

    Skyline University College Blood Donation Camp 2017

    Dubai, UAE, November 1, 2017:  Skyline University College (SUC) Services Committee organized the annual Blood Donation Camp in cooperation with the Ministry of Health in Sharjah at SUC campus on October 26, 2017. The students, faculty, and staffs have participated in the event and generously poured out their blood donations during the camp.  This yearly activity at SUC aims at fostering among SUC staff and students the importance of helping and reaching out to the people in need of care and compassion.  Every year, SUC endeavors to creating more awareness, spreading help, ......read more

    GETEX Autumn 2017 to kick off tomorrow

    October 31, 2017 – The 2017 Autumn Edition of the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX), the leading student recruitment platform in the Middle East and Asia, will open its doors for learners around the region at Hall 5 of the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre starting tomorrow (Wednesday, November 1, 2017) until Friday (November 3). The region’s most trusted event for higher education will feature over 600 courses from a wide variety of study streams in eight countries.  GETEX Autumn 2017 provides parents and students with the opportunity for ......read more

    Student participation in 7th Abu Dhabi Science Festival expected to rise above 13% to 17,000

    Abu Dhabi, October 31, 2017 - The 7th edition of the Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF) being organized by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, is expected to witness an estimated 13 per cent increase in student participation to 17,000 students during its 10-day run from the 9th to the 18th of November 2017 at both Khalifa Park and the Al Ain Zoo. Among the essential features of the annual festival are its organized school ......read more

    Khalifa University of Science and Technology-Hosted Solar World Congress and Solar Heating and Cooling Conference Inaugurated

    His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi Delivers Keynote Address Highlighting Link Between Sustainability and Long-Term Prosperity Abu Dhabi-UAE: 31 October, 2017:  His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, inaugurated the 2017 joint ISES Solar World Congress and IEA SHC International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry (SWC and SHC 2017), which kicked-off in Abu Dhabi today. More than 500 renewable energy researchers and industry experts are attending the event that is being hosted by the ......read more

    Chancellor of HBMSU highlights innovative model for transforming learners into knowledge makers

    UAE, October 25, 2017- Dr. Mansour Al Awar, Chancellor of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and Chairman of the Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE), emphasized the pivotal role of learners in driving the educational process during the latest World Conference for Online Learning held from October 16 to 19, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Al Awar shared HBMSU’s successful transformation into an international role model that provides the best education for the creators and innovators of the future. He also shed light on ......read more

    ‘AMSI VOICES' initiative emphasises the role of youth in shaping the future of the country

    A sustainable community initiative aimed at transferring knowledge from experienced people to future graduates with more than 90 participants from the Alumni Association An integrated system linking UAE youth for a happier future The creative initiative launches its third day-long conference addressing the challenges facing young people in developing themselves personally and professionally, refining their skills, achieving their ambitions and aspirations, and encouraging them to take advantage of education and employment opportunities. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 October 2017:  ......read more

    Dubai is Experiencing a Nurse Shortage According to Reports

    Dubai- With more hospitals and medical facilities opening up in the country, the shortage of qualified and experienced nurses in the region has become even more glaring. The demand for nurses and other medical professionals is slowly starting to overwhelm the number of available practitioners in the field. The situation has reached a point where the government has decided to craft out strategies that will help lure over the much-needed manpower. A Growing Demand Despite concerted efforts to open the country’s doors to aspiring professions in the medical field, the high demand ......read more

    Honeywell Invites UAE-based Teachers to Apply for All Expenses Paid Trip to Space Camp® in the U.S.

    Honeywell Educators at Space Academy equips teachers to inspire students through science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education  Applications accepted until November 14, 2017   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, October 24, 2017:  Honeywell (NYSE: HON,) a global software-industrial company, following the successful trip of UAE teachers last year, is inviting eligible teachers to join educators from around the world at the prestigious Honeywell Educators at Space Academy (HESA). The program will be held at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC), in Huntsville, ......read more

    Local organizations & companies prepare 29 activities for upcoming Abu Dhabi Science Festival 2017

    Abu Dhabi, October 24, 2017 - The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has confirmed that 40 per cent of the 71 exciting and educational activities lined up for the upcoming 7th Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF) it is organizing under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, will involve local organizations. The annual ADSF has grown into the region’s biggest science festival thanks to the support of the strategic sponsors and numerous organizations and companies in Abu ......read more

    40 schools joined the 4th Young Business Talent Hunt 2017

    Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2017:  The 4th Inter-School Young Business Talent Hunt 2017 (YBTH) organized by Skyline University College and The Young Vision magazine has received an overwhelming participation of 40 schools from across the UAE during the 3-day event from October 16-18, 2017 at SUC campus. A total number of 247 teams are competing in three categories of Advertisement Design, New Business Plan, and New Mobile Application. The Chief Guest of the event was SUC Founder President, Mr. Kamal Puri, who delivered a motivational speech to inspire and encourage the young ......read more

    SCTDA ‘My Destination' Program Kicked Off with SUC Students

    Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017:  In continuation of the World Tourism Day celebration, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has initiated a program under the Industry Professional Training Department (IPTD) of Marhabtain Training Program called, “My Destination – University Student Orientation Program.” SCTDA Senior Consultant for Tourism Affairs, Mr. Mohamed Youssef along with his team has conducted the orientation on October 9, 2017, at SUC campus to briefly introduce “My Destination” to students followed by an arranged tour. SUC ......read more

    Region-wide #FirstJob campaign launched by leading youth employment organization Education For Employment and MBC Hope, in collaboration with Citi Foundation and other partners

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 October 2017:  Education For Employment (EFE), the leading organization linking unemployed youth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to tangible job opportunities, and MBC Hope, the CSR branch of the largest private media company in the Middle East, MBC, has launched #FirstJob – an awareness and action campaign that seeks to boost youth employment in the MENA region by changing how youth and employers view a first job.  Major corporate entities such as EFE partner Citi Foundation have collaborated in the campaign. The campaign uses ......read more

    3M inspires the youth through interactive experiences at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi

    Official sponsor demonstrates science applied to life at the world’s biggest vocational skills competition UAE, 17 October 2017:  Global innovation company, 3M will take part in supporting the development of the vocational education for youth in the UAE and the region as part of being the Global Industry Partner and Local Sponsor of the 44th WorldSkills Competition. The event will take place from October 14th to 19th in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of The UAE Armed ......read more

    The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge announces 7th Edition of Abu Dhabi Science Festival on 9th of November

    Abu Dhabi, October 16, 2017 - The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has announced in a Press Conference held today in Abu Dhabi that the 7th edition of the Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF) will be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and take place simultaneously at both Khalifa Park and the Al Ain Zoo from the 9th to the 18th of November 2017.  The 7th ADSF Edition will bring together 40 brand-new activities out of a total of 71 promoting the spirit of ......read more

    Dhahi Khalfan congratulates H.H. Mohammed bin Rashid & H.H. Hamdan bin Mohammed on latest achievement of HBMSU

    UAE, October 15, 2017- H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai and Chairman of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University’s (HBMSU) Board of Governors, dedicated the university’s unprecedented success in obtaining an academic accreditation to deliver its Master of Science in Innovation and Change Management program fully online in the UAE to H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of ......read more

    Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies Offers Industry-specific Training to 2,473 UAE Nationals in H1 2017

    EIBFS trained a total of 9,701 professionals UAE nationals comprise 25% of the total participants  434 training and educational programs delivered in first six months Dubai-UAE: 15 October, 2017:  The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) has reported the participation of a high number of professionals in its programs during the first six months of this year, ended June 30, 2017.   During the period, EIBFS trained a total of 9,701 financial professionals and students, including 2,473 UAE nationals representing 25 percent of the total ......read more

    Skyline University College Signed a MoU with Sharjah Police Punishment and Correctional

    Dubai, UAE, October 9, 2017:  As part of strengthening the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of Skyline University College, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed with Sharjah Police Punishment and Correctional Institution Department on October 6, 2017, at Sharjah Police Headquarters to provide training and development program for the selected inmates of Sharjah Police.  Sharjah Police Deputy Commander, Brigadier Abdullah Mubarak and SUC Executive Director and Chair of the Executive Council, Mr. Nitin Anand signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations. ......read more

    Esmod Dubai Opens New Branch in Dubai Design District

    Dubai, UAE, October 8, 2017:   In October 2017 ESMOD Dubai, the first and only Fashion Institute in the Middle East entirely dedicated to fashion education, opened its new branch in Dubai Design District. The new branch, located in Building 7 in the heart of d3, will provide ESMOD Dubai's acclaimed courses in Fashion marketing, Luxury Brand Management, Fashion Buying, Professional Fashion Makeup and a unique makeup support for all ladies working at d3 SOS Makeup. The SOS Makeup Service will offer d3 ladies a "Morning Makeup Fix", "Before Meeting Makeup" and ......read more

    Qudwa 2017: Ramsey Musallam Highlights Strategies to Spark Curiosity in Class

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 8 October, 2017:  Educational innovation expert Ramsey Musallam encouraged teachers to think carefully about their use of technology in the classroom in his Expert Masterclass session titled ‘How to Use Technology: Plan Your Lessons Like it is 1934’. His comments were made at the Qudwa 2017 Global Teachers' Forum that opened today at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. In the Masterclass session, the science teacher from Sonoma Academy in the US highlighted the important role technology could play in opening doors for enquiry-based learning, while also ......read more

    Qudwa 2017: Dr Naif Al-Mutawa Encourages Teachers to Use Cognitive Strategies to Achieve Behaviour Change in Students

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 8 October, 2017:   Cognitive strategies can give students the tools to cope and learn how to think rather than what to think, Dr Naif Al-Mutawa, professor of clinical psychology at Kuwait University's Faculty of Medicine, award-winning serial entrepreneur and clinical psychologist, told teachers in Abu Dhabi yesterday. He was leading an Expert Masterclass session themed ‘Turning Behaviour Choice into a Skill: Cognitive Behaviour Strategies That Help Teachers and Students’ on the opening day of the Qudwa 2017 Global Teachers' Forum. Dr ......read more

    Global Teachers' Forum ‘Qudwa 2017' Set to Raise Curtains in Abu Dhabi Under Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

    International experts to discuss key points of future education: Rethinking teaching and learning through disruptive innovation Sparking creativity in the classroom as the only human skill immune to automation Tolerance as a vertical value, intrinsic to increased employability in a global economy Abu Dhabi-UAE: 7 October, 2017:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the second edition of the Global ......read more

    Forbes ranks SP Jain Dubai in the world's top 20 International MBAs (2017-19)

    The latest ranking places SP Jain School of Global Management in the league of top institutions like IMD, INSEAD, IE, Cambridge, Oxford, Warwick and SDA Bocconi. DUBAI - October 5, 2017:  For the fifth year in a row now, SP Jain School of Global Management’s (SP Jain) flagship Global MBA program has been ranked in the TOP 20 in the Forbes list of the world’s best 1-year International Full-Time MBAs.  S P Jain Dubai Campus located in Academic City is the place where the business leaders of tomorrow are getting prepared to disrupt the business world. The focus of S P ......read more

    HBMSU meets with Fujairah University to discuss smart learning

    UAE, October 4, 2017 – Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) Chancellor Dr. Mansoor Al Awar received Prof. Dr. Mohammed Gharseldin, Chancellor of Fujairah University, and his delegates who recently paid the HBMSU a visit to gain insights into its fundamental smart learning initiatives. The visit formed part of Fujairah University’s efforts to build a smart learning environment and learn from HBMSU’s relevant experiences, including but not limited to technology, pedagogy, expansion of library facilities, and research activities. The meeting was also a follow-up on ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai announces 25 Scholarships for Emirati Women

    Women students stress need to pursue higher education at ‘Emirati Women of Excellence Conference’ Dubai, October 4, 2017:  Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has announced 25 scholarships exclusively for Emirati women to empower them to either start or resume their university education. The university will also offer a rebate on Masters Programs.  The announcement was made at the “Emirati Women of Excellence Conference – The Future is Now,” held In Abu Dhabi on September 26, 2017, attended by women from across the UAE.  The delegates were ......read more

    Skyline University College Toastmasters Club Conducted Orientation for Freshmen Students

    Dubai, UAE, October 4, 2017:  Skyline University College (SUC) takes pride in joining hands with Toastmasters International (TM) to develop the soft skills of the students in professional grooming. The Toastmasters Club Freshmen Orientation was conducted on October 1, 2017, at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall mainly to introduce the club and its importance in developing the skills and potentials of SUC students. SUC Toastmasters Club has invited DTM Balaji Nagabhushan and his team for this collaboration to demonstrate the procedures and to emphasize the core values of the club which are integrity, ......read more

    HBMSU concludes retreat to develop strategic plan 2018-2021

    UAE, October 2, 2017- His Excellency Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security in Dubai and Chairman of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), stressed on the importance of the adoption of strategic applications that can help serve the objectives set forth in the national agenda of UAE Vision 2021, particularly in the move to develop a high-level educational system that ensures the potential of human capital is invested in innovation and leadership. This came during the recent participation of a team of academics and administrators on the ......read more

    Al Rawdah brings farm life closer to Dubai schools for third year running

    Chick hatching programme takes farm life and nature to 3,000 pupils across schools in Dubai Dubai, UAE, October 1, 2017:   Emirates Modern Poultry Co., also known as Al Rawdah, has brought its chick hatching outreach programme to more than 3,000 plus students in Dubai’s best schools for the third year running. The programme instils in students an appreciation of nature, and helps them learn about animal life and sustainable poultry rearing practices. This year, the programme provided each participating school a comprehensive hatching kit with fertilised embryo-carrying ......read more

    Skyline University College Signed a MOU with Orient Tours LLC

    Dubai, UAE, October 1, 2017:  Skyline University College has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Orient Tours LLC on September 7, 2017, at SUC Innovation Lab, SUC campus. SUC Deputy Director and Head of Marketing and Creative Communication, Mr. Rakesh Gaur and Orient Tours Senior Officer for Human Resource, Ms. Beenish Salman signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations. SUC and Orient Tours have agreed upon AED 1 million BBA and MBA scholarship for the employees of Orient Tours along with future community engagements, career opportunities for SUC students, ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan to Headline Inaugural Session of Qudwa 2017 Global Teachers' Forum

    900 education professionals from over 80 countries to convene in Abu Dhabi for landmark event Former prime ministers, international experts among attendees UAE ministers to address ‘Meet the Mentor’ sessions Google, Microsoft to highlight future education trends Abu Dhabi- U.A.E. 30 September, 2017:   The Educational Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi announced that His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, will deliver a keynote speech on the first day of the Qudwa ......read more

    Focusing on Entrepreneurship among Skyline University Students

    Dubai, UAE, September 28, 2017:  Skyline University College (SUC) is setting the bar high for its students in the new academic year 2017-2018 by enforcing several changes in the university. Skyline Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club (SEIC) is an existing club at SUC established in 2013, which has continuously aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and innovation, training students to be business leaders, and connecting students to the industry. This year, SUC has added the SEIC Centre—a new facility in the campus where students can better showcase their business plans, grow their ......read more

    Foremarke School Dubai achieves excellent results in 2017 National Agenda Progress Tests

    86% of children exceed international standards in English 89% of children exceed international standards in Maths 90% of children exceed international standards in Science Dubai, UAE: (September 27, 2017):  Foremarke School Dubai, part of Evolvence Knowledge Investments (EKI) and partner school of Foremarke Hall, Repton’s Preparatory School in the United Kingdom, announced excellent results in the 2017 National Agenda Progress Tests making progress from the tests in 2016. As per the latest test results, 86% of children in Foremarke School are above international standards ......read more

    Japanese Tech Industry Shares Insights with 8 Emirati Interns through Masdar Institute-JICE Collaboration

     Khalifa University of Science and Technology Students Learn from Japanese Desalination, Space Technologies and Waste Reduction Leaders Abu Dhabi-UAE: 25 September, 2017:   Eight UAE national graduate students from Masdar Institute, which is part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology, have completed their internship program with innovative Japanese companies through a collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE). A total of four Japanese companies -- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Electric, IHI Corporation, and Tottori Resource ......read more

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