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    American University in Dubai ranked as the UAE's top institution for employability and the world's top institution for its diverse faculty

    AUD ranked as the #1 university in the UAE for employability by QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings AUD is the world’s top university for its diverse faculty by QS World University Rankings    22 September 2019, Dubai, UAE: The American University in Dubai (AUD) has been ranked as the #1 and best university in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for employability in the QS Graduate World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings, highlighting the success of the university’s efforts to bridge the gap between academic study and employment.    AUD has also been ranked as the #1 university in terms of international faculty and the #3 university in terms of international students, where it continues to ......read more

    MBRU Stages 4th White Coat Ceremony in presence of UAE Minister of State for Advanced Sciences

    62 new students representing 18 nationalities take Hippocratic Oath and start their journey towards career in medicine    UAE, 17 September, 2019:  Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine & Health Sciences (MBRU) accepted its fourth cohort of students for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program celebrating them at the 4th MBRU White Coat Ceremony in the presence of Her Excellency Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, UAE Minister of State for Advanced Sciences. In line with its mission to advance health in the UAE and the region through an innovative and integrated academic health system, MBRU welcomed 62 students representing 18 nationalities, taking the total number of MBBS undergraduates to more than 200. This year’s MBRU White Coat Ceremony expanded its reach to welcome ......read more

    GEMS Education finds a way on how to effectively prepare when your child flees the nest for University abroad

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 16, 2019:   For every parent, the moment their child is accepted onto their dream course at their first choice University is a time of great pride and excitement for the future. What is perhaps not talked about so often, is how UAE parents can prepare themselves as well as their son or daughter for what living abroad in a foreign country will bring, outside of the confines of the campus lecture hall.    Sara Hedger, Head of Safeguarding and Child Protection at GEMS Education shares some insightful tips on how to overcome fear of the unknown in order to effectively prepare for your child’s international departure, and in some cases, what secondary education can’t always prepare you for.    1. A new city, a new playground   What ......read more

    Nursery to go paperless for a week as a mark of respect to the burning Amazon

    In light of the Amazon Rainforest tragedy, children at British Orchard Nursery learn important lessons on going green  Tree hugging sessions in Dubai parks help create a strong bond with Mother Nature; children plant vegetable seeds in the nursery premises September 15th, 2019; Dubai, UAE:  In order to create awareness on the ongoing dangers to our ecosystem and to make the children more environmentally conscious, British Orchard Nursery is going paperless for a week across its branches in the UAE. The nursery is gradually teaching practical steps to youngsters in ways to reduce carbon footprint. To further nurture a strong relationship and build love for Mother Earth, children were taken to parks in Dubai for ‘tree-hugging’ sessions, and later planted vegetable seeds in the nursery premises. Children ......read more

    UOBD's 2nd academic year welcomes new students and adds majors

    Modern and holistic education offered based on proven academic excellence spread over three decades Dubai, UAE, Sep 15, 2019:  Spread across 8,000 square metres in Dubai Investments House and touted as the first university in Dubai Investment Park (DIP), University of Balamand Dubai (UOBD) welcomed new students with a tailored orientation, early September 2019. As part of UOBD’s 2nd academic year orientation, a campus tour and insights into new majors offered at the university for the academic session 2019-20, for the new cohort of students was organized. Riding on University of Balamand (UOB), Lebanon’s, proven academic excellence spread over the past three decades, UOBD aims to provide a modern and holistic educational environment, attracting top students within UAE and abroad. Introducing an enhanced module ......read more

    GEMS Wellington International School rewards outstanding students at the Scholarship Award Ceremony 2019

     Fifteen students awarded scholarship in the areas of Academia, Arabic Studies, Creative Arts, Innovation and Digital Technology, Philanthropy and Sports     Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 15, 2019:    It was a day of celebration as fifteen outstanding students of GEMS Wellington International School received Scholarships Awards. The scholarships were rewarded for the student’s achievements, consistent hard work and conscientious dedication.   This prestigious group of young leaders were awarded in the glorious presence of Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Mr Iyad Al Moosa, Director of the Director General’s Office and Jodh Dhesi, Vice President British ......read more

    IACAD Issues A Book To Estimate Prayer and Fasting Times for the UAE's International Space Station (ISS) Astronauts

    Dubai, 14 September 2019:  Following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD), launched a one-of-a-kind book titled: Estimating Prayer and Fasting Times for ISS Astronauts. The announcement of the book comes close on the heels of the launch of the spaceflight scheduled for 25th of September 2019, where the first Emirati astronauts will be on their maiden voyage to the International Space Station (ISS). The book sheds light on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its impact on religious activities such as prayers and fasting times for the astronauts on the ISS. The ISS revolves around the planet at high static altitudes - an estimated 400km – and at speeds up to 28.000 km ......read more

    GEMS Cambridge International Private School Sharjah welcomes 840 students and 60 teachers to the 2019-2020 academic year

    The School offers affordable and high-quality education in Sharjah   September 12, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Students, teachers and the staff community at GEMS Cambridge International Private School celebrated the opening of the new academic year with much enthusiasm and fanfare. Officially opened for the 2019 September academic intake, the GEMS Cambridge International School Sharjah is now a dynamic focal point for the GEMS Education network.    It promises to be an exciting year ahead as the school introduces a host of innovative programmes and teaching methods that will expand the opportunities available to over 840 students and 60 new teachers. The school is strategically positioned to provide the best access to students and families across Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman.   Albie Huyser, ......read more

    UAEU is now ranked #1 in the UAE and in the category of the best #301-350 universities worldwide per the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2020

    September 12, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) has made a remarkable achievement by ranking #1 in the UAE and by ranking the university 301-350 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020. H.E. Saeed Ahmed Ghobash, UAEU Chancellor, stated that  “This achievement is a confirmation of the success of UAE’s efforts in the supporting the education system in UAE since the establishment of UAEU by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 1976, as well as the leadership’s support to the higher education system, which has ensured that UAEU becomes a leading academic and research institution at the national and international levels by keeping abreast of the developments in both the educational and research systems, and the future needs for the Fourth Industrial ......read more

    Middlesex University Dubai and the Chartered Institute of Arbitration further strengthen their partnership in the region

    The partnership aims to train students in all aspects of arbitration and mediation   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 September 2019: The Chartered Institute of Arbitration (CIArb) and Middlesex University Dubai (MDX) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) last week, further cementing their ongoing partnership. The agreement aims to assist students through education, training and experiential opportunities across the fields of arbitration, mediation, dispute avoidance and dispute management.    The MoU was signed by Mr Anthony Abrahams, the Director-General of CIArb and Dr Cedwyn Fernandes, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Director of Middlesex University Dubai. Extending their support to the strategic partnership were Leonora Riesenburg, The UAE Branch Chair and Member of Board of Management for CIArb, and Middlesex ......read more

    Ajman University to Honor 1,275 Graduates in October

    Ajman-UAE: September 10, 2019 –  Ajman University (AU) is to celebrate the graduation of 1,275 male and female students on October 28th & 29th, 2019. The 28th cohort, including bachelor’s and master’s degree students from 42 nationalities is the second in the ‘Year of Tolerance’ considering as compared to 372 graduates from 28 nationalities in the first batch in January this year. The ‘Year of Tolerance’ is a pioneering drive initiated by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to strengthen the nation’s role of encouraging stability and prosperity in the region. The graduation ceremony is to be held at Sheikh Zayed Centre for Conferences & Exhibitions, Ajman University, on two separate days; Oct. 28 for male students and Oct. 29 for ......read more

    First Ever Gamified Moral Education Programme Successfully Trialled in UAE Schools'

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10 September 2019:  A ground-breaking pilot of the Moral Education Programme (MEP) led by the Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court, Abu Dhabi, and conducted by Arc Skills has shown how gamification can enhance the way young people learn important universal values. The trial, which ran in six UAE schools and has never been attempted before, showed the huge potential of gamification and online technology with 98% of the students sample tested after the programme scoring over 70% in the pilot assessments.  The MEP is a unique strategic programme designed to develop children holistically in a world being rapidly transformed by technology and globalisation. It was launched in 2017 to promote universal values, tolerance, community spirit and compassion in pupils, together with an understanding and ......read more

    City Centre Me'aisem is here to captivate and educate this back-to-school season

    • As parents shop in peace, kids can play and learn with daily interactive workshops and entertainment  • Kids can also make a statement at the Customisation Zone by personalising their new school gear • The campaign is running now until September 14    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 9 2019: The new academic year is already here, but families can still make the most of the back-to-school season as City Centre Me’aisem offers a captivating programme of after school ‘edutainment’ workshops for the kids. Until September 14, parents can enjoy a coffee break or take advantage of unbeatable offers at their favourite stores while leaving the kids at  a daily programme of entertainment and learning in a safe and supervised environment.   Kids can enter the ......read more

    Opening of PACE British School, a premium British curriculum education initiative in the emirate of Sharjah

    1. Dr P A Ibrahim Haji, Chairman PACE Group 2. Mr Keith Marsh, Chief Academic Officer, PACE Group 3. Mr Rueben David Flint, Principal, PACE British School, Sharjah 4. Mr Nasif Mohammed Elayyan, Vice Principal PACE British School, Sharjah 5. Ms. Nicole Gamble, Head of Early Years, PACE British School, Sharjah   PACE Group- Overview   PACE Group is a network of 17 Educational institutions spread over India, UAE and Kuwait, established under the leadership of renowned industrialist and educationist, Dr. P.A. Ibrahim. It was founded as PA Educational Trust in the year 1999. The Group is dedicated to offer an effective learning environment that encourages excellence and diversity.   PACE Group currently manages 17 Educational institutions catering to over 23,000 students from 25 nationalities, with ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai launches world-class creative leadership program with Ryerson University

    First of its kind degree in Dubai invites applications from aspiring creative executives Dubai, September 8, 2019: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has announced the launch of a new creative leadership degree program in partnership with the world-renowned Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) at Ryerson University, Canada.  The Bachelor of Arts in Creative Industries (BACI) is the first program of its kind in Dubai and is now open to applications from students aspiring to make their mark in the city’s thriving creative sector. The unique four-year program, which is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, blends a variety of creative fields together in one degree, incorporating leadership for media business, fashion, interior design and communications. As part of the program, ......read more

    GEMS Jumeirah Primary School with GEMS Music Hub

    take centre stage with Shanghai Opera production of ‘Turandot’ at Dubai OperaMaking its Middle East debut at Dubai Opera, the prominent Shanghai Opera House mesmerises the audience with Puccini's spectacular masterpiece   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 08, 2019:    Dubai Opera and GEMS Music Hub teamed up with Shanghai Opera House to put on Puccini’s final creation Turandot, over the weekend. The critically-acclaimed masterpiece performed live under the direction of Roberto Ando starred over 200 talented artists. Amongst them, 30 students from GEMS Jumeirah Primary School shone with a stellar performance and received wide acclaim.   Karen Hobbs, Manager at GEMS Music Hub said: “The student’s participation at Dubai Opera is a testament to GEMS Music ......read more

    AU Students Shine at Int'l Contest, Win Trip to Thailand

    Ajman-UAE: September 07, 2019 – Students of Mass Communication at Ajman University (AU) have shined in an international tourism competition, and won a trip to Thailand. The contest is part of the cultural and academic ‘Thailand Academy’ program initiated by the Royal Thai Consulate-General, Dubai, and Tourism Authority of Thailand Middle East, Dubai, to promote UAE students’ awareness about sustainable tourism in Thailand. The seven-day trip included an array of cultural and academic activities which made the students familiar with the sustainable lifestyle of the Thai people living in these islands. The participants shared the experiences and knowledge they gained from this fun-filled exciting trip with their friends and families on social media. Four students from the College of Mass Communication, ......read more

    First Ever Gamified Moral Education Programme Successfully Trialled in UAE Schools

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4 September 2019:  A ground-breaking pilot of the Moral Education Programme (MEP) led by the Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court, Abu Dhabi, and conducted by Arc Skills has shown how gamification can enhance the way young people learn important universal values. The trial, which ran in six UAE schools and has never been attempted before, showed the huge potential of gamification and online technology with 98% of the students sample tested after the programme scoring over 70% in the pilot assessments.  The MEP is a unique strategic programme designed to develop children holistically in a world being rapidly transformed by technology and globalisation. It was launched in 2017 to promote universal values, tolerance, community spirit and compassion in pupils, together with an understanding and ......read more

    Ajman University Earns Spot, Again, on QS Rankings List of Top 150 Universities Under 50 Years

    Ajman-UAE: September 03, 2019:   Ajman University (AU) made it happen again! For the second year in a row, AU has earned a spot among the top 150 universities under 50 years within QS World University Rankings of the “Top 50 Under 50.” Only 8 institutions in the UAE and a total of 13 universities in the Arab World earned a spot on the extended list, released in July 2019.  “I am incredibly proud that AU continues to have a place in the top 150 universities under 50,” said Chancellor Karim Seghir. “This is the amazing outcome of the diligent efforts and exemplary dedication of all our stakeholders.” The complete list of “Top 150 under 50” is available at topuniversities.com. First published in 2012, QS Rankings of the best universities under 50 allows some of the ......read more

    Emirati astronauts successfully complete their training period in Moscow

    The final tests for the mission to the International Space Station lasted for 12 hours over two days and focused on emergency scenarios at the ISS and aboard the Soyuz spacecraft Dubai, UAE, 2 September 2019: Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first Emirati astronaut to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) on September 25, and Sultan AlNeyadi, the back-up astronaut for the same mission, successfully completed their final tests for the mission at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, in Star City, in Moscow. Each day of the exam started with the astronauts saluting the commanders at the training center and then choosing their tests scenario. All scenarios are in sealed envelopes and astronauts get to pick one before the start of the exam. The tests lasted over 6 hours per day as each crew was examined separately. The tests ......read more

    GEMS Education welcomes 18,000 new students and 1,800 new teachers for 2019-20

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 01, 2019:  Schools in UAE sprang back to life for the first day of the new academic year on Sunday 1 September. It promises to be an exciting year ahead as GEMS Education introduces a host of innovative programmes and teaching methods that will expand the opportunities available to the 125,000 students enrolled across its 48 UAE schools, of which 18,000 are newly enrolled. In addition, some 1,800 new teachers have joined the network, each carefully picked for their individual expertise and talents, and collectively adding immeasurable value to not only GEMS Education schools, but also the country’s education sector as a whole.   Sir Christopher Stone, Chief Education Officer, GEMS Education, said: “Back-to-school marks the beginning of an important chapter in ......read more

    1,800 new teachers join GEMS Education for 2019-20 academic year

    • New teachers officially welcomed at GEMS Awareness Day held at Dubai’s Atlantis, The Palm • Annual event included a variety of information sessions and workshops on all aspects of GEMS Education and life in the UAE     Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  29, August 2019:   GEMS Education today officially welcomed more than 1,800 new teachers from across the globe to its network of schools during GEMS Awareness Day, an annual event designed to introduce new teaching staff to every aspect of the organisation and its partners and services.   GEMS Awareness day is an invaluable platform for inspirational information exchange, and a unique opportunity for GEMS Education’s senior leadership team and educationalists to share their expertise and experience across all subjects and ......read more

    National Geographic Abu Dhabi Unveils 2019 ‘Moments' Photo Competition Grand Prize

    Abu Dhabi, August 27, 2019:   National Geographic Abu Dhabi (NGAD) and Almarai announced today the Grand Prize for the adult and kids categories of the 9th edition of ‘Moments’, its annual regional photography competition to nurture the talent of aspiring regional photographers. The Grand Prize winner will have his/her photograph printed in the National Geographic magazine Arabic edition and will earn a trip of a lifetime with a 10-day expedition trip along the Danube river, worth $10,000, where they will be mentored by National Geographic expert photographers, in addition to receiving $5,000 photography equipment.  The Grand Prize for the kids category, which includes children aged 13-17, will be a $5,000 professional photographic toolkit, providing youth with a head start to develop their portfolio in ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai Dean chairs international industry conference on sensor technology in Berlin

    Dubai, August 25, 2018:   Dr. Sam Kherat, Dean of Graduate Studies, Research and Incubators at Canadian University Dubai (CUD), led the debate among delegates from prominent engineering and technology firms when he chaired the International VDI Conference on Sensors for Off-Highway Machines, held in Berlin recently. Bringing together industry leaders in this highly specialized field, the two-day conference focused on the application of sensor technology in challenging environments, including topics such as advanced sensing solutions for off-highway applications, the use of artificial intelligence in processing sensor data, along with cyber security protocols. As chair of the conference, Dr. Kherat lent his extensive industry and academic expertise, built upon two decades working on automation projects in mining and ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi researchers find warm ocean water, exacerbated by warmer air, is causing rapid melt of one of Greenland's largest glaciers

    Abu Dhabi, August 22, 2019:  A team of researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi’s Center for Global Sea Level Change, supported by the Office of Polar Programs of the USA National Science Foundation, have found that unusually warm ocean water is causing rapid melt at the Greenland outlet glacier Helheim, one of the largest in the region. For the first time, warm waters that originate in the tropics have been found at uniform depth, displacing the cold polar water at the Helheim calving front, causing an unusually high melt rate. Typically, ocean waters near the terminus of an outlet glacier like Helheim are at the freezing point and cause little melting. Video and photos are available here. (Credit: NYU Abu Dhabi Center for Global Sea Level Change). On August 5, 2019, researchers, led by Professor of Mathematics at NYU’s ......read more

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    Zayed Sports City Awards Scholarships to Students as Part of Mubadala Tennis in Schools Program

    Abu Dhabi, 7 February 2019: Zayed Sports City, in partnership with Mubadala and Ministry of Education, has awarded a Zayed Sports City Tennis Academy scholarship to two students from the 2017/2018 Mubadala Tennis in Schools program. The scholarships were awarded as an appreciation to the students’ natural ability and skill set for tennis, combined with a want to learn and enjoyment shown throughout the school sessions. Saoud Karmastaji, Senior Assistant Manager at Mubadala Investment Company has awarded both nine years old students, Mansour Khalid Al Menhali and Jana Hussein Hammuri ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai partners with Malaysia's top-ranking Multimedia University (MMU) to nurture knowledge workers

    MMU is ranked among Top 3 ‘most entrepreneurial private universities’ and was named ‘Premier Digital Tech University’ in 2017 in Malaysia Dubai, February 7, 2019: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has entered into a partnership with Malaysia’s leading digital-tech institution Multimedia University (MMU) to establish a new platform for collaboration in higher education with the goal of nurturing a new generation of knowledge workers. The partnership was sealed with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two universities. CUD was ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University appoints outstanding leaders as Vice Chancellor and Associate Provost

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 07 February 2019: Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, has announced the appointments of Ian Mathews as Vice Chancellor for Administrative and Financial Affairs and Professor Phil Hamill as Associate Provost of Student Success.  Mr. Mathews served as Chief Financial Officer at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland’s premier University, for more than 24 years. As statutory officer and key member of the leadership team, he was accountable to the Board for the ......read more

    Emirates Foundation Embraces UAE Innovation Month and Launches “Think Science Fairs 2019” Across the UAE

    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of Emirates Foundation   Over 70,000 UAE youth benefited from Think Science Program since its inception  2000 Project submissions from 4,000 aspiring youth scientists in this years’ Think Science Competition from across the UAE Think Science to host ‘Science Fairs’ across the UAE starting February 17th, 2019    ABU DHABI, February 6 2019 –Under the patronage of His Highness ......read more

    Toastmasters from four nations to congregate in Dubai communicating happiness in the society

    DTAC is the real showcase of happiness by being together, learning from each other and celebrating the success of winners in the Toastmasters community. DUBAI – February 4, 2019: Toastmasters International District 105, which represents the UAE, Oman, Jordan and Lebanon, announced District Toastmasters Annual Conference 2019 to be staged in Dubai to celebrate winning leadership and communication that inspire Toastmasters to embrace success by continuous learning. Themed ‘Communicating Happiness’, the DTAC 2019 Dubai is the trailblazing conference of Toastmasters ......read more

    Dubai Cares Launches Spectacular Line-Up to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Walk for Education

    The annual Walk for Education will take place on Friday 15 February, 2019 3km walk reflects the average distance covered by millions of children walking to school every day in developing countries    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 3 February, 2019: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced a spectacular line-up to mark the 10th anniversary of its annual Walk for Education. The event will take place on Friday 15 February, 2019 at Dubai Creek Park, next to Al Garhoud Bridge, Gate 2. Dubai Cares invites members of the UAE ......read more

    ADEK: Ninth edition of Abu Dhabi Science Festival 2019 returns with great turnout

    Abu Dhabi, 2nd, February 2019: Held 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, the ninth edition of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge’s (ADEK’s) Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF) is witnessing great interaction among school students among various workshops and activities, which are being held at A’l Bahar, Abu Dhabi Corniche. 27,300 students are expected to attend the festival which will last until February 9th 2019. Relating to the ADSF’s ......read more

    Schools across the UAE to participate in Credence UAE Quiz Masters Tournament 2019

    DUBAI- February 2, 2019: Credence High School, a ‘GOOD’ rated CBSE curriculum school which is home to students from over 30 nationalities, will host the fifth edition of the annual UAE Quiz Masters Tournament, the largest inter-school quiz competition in the UAE on Thursday, February 7, 2019, in the auditorium of the sprawling campus of Credence High School.  Following the success in the previous editions, the nation-wide Quiz Masters Tournament is inviting participation from schools all across the UAE. All schools from UAE are invited to register by February 6, 2019. ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University set to showcase new programs at International Education Show

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 29 January, 2019:   Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, is set to showcase a wide range of its undergraduate and postgraduate academic programs at the 15th International Education Show, the UAE’s leading Higher Education event. Welcoming students, parents and the general public, the event will take place at the Expo Centre in Sharjah from 30 January to 1 February 2019.  As part of its participation in the event, Abu Dhabi University will showcase 11 ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Allocates AED13 Million for Scholarships and Financial Aid

    AED151 million in scholarships awarded since its inception Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 26 January 2019:   Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has allocated AED13 million to scholarships and financial aid for the second semester of the academic year 2018-2019, which will begin on 24 February. The scholarship amount has benefited around 1,700 financially challenged students.  ADU’s Scholarships and Financial Aid Fund has eased the financial burden of more than 8,643 students through contributing over AED151 million since the University’s inception in 2003. H.E. ......read more

    ADNOC Schools' inaugural Careers and University Fair guides students towards a transformative future

    Over 17 leading UAE universities joined representatives from the Military Academy to help students explore their academic and career opportunities RAK Bank also attended to help students prepare for their financial futures The event supports the UAE leadership’s progress in strengthening its knowledge-based economy through an educated and empowered youth Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 24, 2019:   ADNOC Schools yesterday hosted its inaugural Careers and University Fair at the Madinat Zayed campus to help guide Grade 10, 11 and 12 students towards a future as ......read more

    Leaders Commit to Urgent Support for Refugee Education

    Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2019:  Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO of Save the Children International said: “While debates about immigration continue in Europe and the US, the vast majority of the world’s refugees are being hosted in low and middle-income countries like Jordan and Lebanon. These countries have generously welcomed millions of refugee children, but now they need support from the rest of the international community to get refugee children into school and learning. What these children tell us they want most of all is an education, but the shocking fact is that half of ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim launches regionally pioneering new Retail Business School in Dubai for professionals working at Carrefour

     A regional first, the Majid Al Futtaim Retail Business School will support the professional development for 2,500 retail industry professionals each year  First facility in the region to incorporate state-of-the-art learning via Virtual Reality   The School will help champion the growth of home-grown UAE National and expatriate talent into high-performing management positions to lead its Carrefour operations  The campus has been built to high sustainability specifications, including paperless classrooms and living walls which contribute natural oxygen into ......read more

    Celebrating People of Determination

    SNF Family Funfair Return for the 12th Edition with a Host of New Additions and Activities Dubai, United Arab Emirates (January 23, 2019) Special Needs Future (SNF) Development Center - the specialized learning development and training center, is pleased to invite families along with their special little ones to join the 12th edition of Family Funfair on Friday, 25th January from 9am till 5pm. SNF Family Funfair, held in Dubai, is a free and engaging event for families and children of determination as well as those who want to become involved in the community. Service providers and ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University celebrates ‘Year of Zayed' milestones with closing ceremony

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 21 January 2019:   Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, today hosted a closing ceremony marking the end of its Year of Zayed program. The ceremony, which was attended by faculty and students, touched upon the milestones achieved by ADU during 2018, which served to commemorate and carry forward the legacy of the UAE’s founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.  The ceremony saw ADU celebrate the results of its Year of Zayed strategy, which was ......read more

    New research from NYU Abu Dhabi and the International Union for Conservation of Nature reports elevated extinction risks for marine bony fishes in the Arabian Gulf

    Fast facts: About 8% of bony fishes in the Arabian Gulf are threatened, double that of other assessed regions Major threats include overfishing and coastal development Highest threat is in species-rich nearshore areas Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 20, 2019:  According to new research from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), NYU Abu Dhabi, and other collaborators, 8.2% of marine bony fishes in the Arabian Gulf are threatened with extinction, which is at least twice the proportion of other regions where similar assessments have been ......read more

    Talented Moroccan Students attract International Design Programs

    GROHE rewards design students from Art'Com Sup Design School as part of its Design Series program United Arab Emirates, Dubai , 17 January 2019 -   As part of its ongoing efforts to support and invest in university students, GROHE, the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings, partnered with Art’Com Sup School of Design to introduce for the first time in Morocco the GROHE Design Series program. Three winners were announced during the final ceremony, headed by Lina Varytimidou, Director of PR and Communications at Grohe, East Mediterranean, Middle East and ......read more

    HBMSU Chancellor lectures on the future of higher education at Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine & Health Sciences

    HBMSU Chancellor: “Our goal is to make radical changes to transform future universities into knowledge hubs” University leads efforts to achieve Mohammed bin Rashid's vision to make Dubai a land of talent, great minds & ideas UAE, January 16, 2019- Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), set forward a futuristic vision to redefine the future of higher education, by drawing a clear roadmap for universities to become future knowledge hubs. The efforts in this direction fall in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh ......read more

    University of Turku collaborates with the International Maritime Consortium

    Both parties cooperates taking into consideration ship efficiency, environmental protection whilst prioritizing technological capabilities, safe operations and profit commitment Dubai, UAE, January 13, 2019:   Dubai based  Zaitoun Green Shipping L.L.C has recently announced that the University of Turku has joined the international maritime consortium as the selected academic partner. The university will further leverage the consortium with the needed expertise and academic research aiming to reduce the investment risks in container ships and creating significant ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai (CUD) launches degree program in Climate Change in partnership with University of Prince Edward Island

    Students can begin their study at Dubai campus and then transfer to Canada to wrap up the unique program Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2019:   Canadian University Dubai (CUD) is offering UAE students a facility to complete a unique degree program combining Environmental Studies and Climate Change, beginning in Dubai and wrapping up in Canada, in partnership with the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), one of the prestigious universities of Canada. The program will be of intense interest to UAE students keen on pursuing studies in climate change, while at the same time ......read more

    ADEK's Winter Activities Program in Abu Dhabi hailed a resounding success

    ABU DHABI: 10th January, 2019 -   The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Education, has successfully concluded the 2018/19 Winter Activities Program, which was held under the slogan, The UAE Spirit Camp. Diverse program events ran from 16th December to 10th January 2019 where 1,160 students participated in three main specifically designed projects: Sir Bani Yas Challenge, the Future Leaders Journey and Heritage, Culture and Science at Community Schools, which are aimed at raising a creative generation while optimizing a ......read more

    Highest Marks in UK Exams in the Middle East achieved by UAE Based School - ISCS Muwaileh

     Students of ISCS Muwaileh ranked among the top achievers for the Outstanding Pearson Learner Awards in the UAE and the Middle East  Sharjah, 09 January 2019:   Continuing with numerous past successes in obtaining top accolades in the region, the International School of Creative Science Muwaileh (ISCS), managed by Bukhatir Education Advancement & Management (BEAM), has once again proven its academic calibre through the achievements of their students. In addition to exceptional results across the board, two students have been recognized for the Outstanding Pearson ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University's newest building to be named in honor of ‘Umm Al Emarat'

    Under the directive of Hamdan bin Zayed Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 5 January, 2019:   Under the directive of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and President of Abu Dhabi University’s Board of Regents, Abu Dhabi University is set to name the newest building on its Abu Dhabi Campus ‘Umm Al Emarat’—mother of the nation— in honor of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman ......read more

    New NYUAD research suggests that “Actin” - a cytoskeletal protein - is critical in genome regulation during the formation of nerve cells

    Research holds potential for the development of personalized medicines   Fast facts One of the most fascinating questions in biology is how genes are regulated during development and differentiation when cells acquire a specific identity This research suggests for the first time that Actin is critical in regulating the genome during “neurogenesis” – a process that involves the formation of “neurons” or nerve cells Actin is a cytoskeletal protein found in the cell The methodology that was adopted in this study now allows researchers to model ......read more

    Sharjah Education Council signs agreement with Bukhatir Education

    Advancement and Management "Beam" to manage Khalifah Al-Hamzah Private School in Al-Madam, Sharjah Sharjah, UAE, 31  December 2018:   Sharjah Education Council has signed an agreement with Bukhatir Education Advancement and Management (Beam) to manage the first private school in Al Madam, Sharjah. The agreement was signed by Dr. Saeed Musabbeh Al Kaabi, President of Sharjah Education Council, and Mr. Salah Bukhatir, Chairman and CEO of Beam. The signing ceremony was attended by Mr. Ali Al Hosani, Director of Sharjah Private Education Authority and Mr. ......read more

    Repton Abu Dhabi Showcases Apple Distinguished Digital Learning Excellence

    Digital Literacy Summit witnessed educators and students from Abu Dhabi schools learn about benefits of digital learning and IT in the classroom The school has been officially recognised by tech giant Apple as an Apple Distinguished School for the second time and is regarded as a leading light in the use of digital technology to advance education Candidate for first mission to Mars, Mikolaj Zielinski, Key Note Speaker at the summit, participated in app smashing and an interschool coding skills challenge, “Mission to Mars”  Abu Dhabi, UAE (December 30, 2018):  ......read more

    FBMA reflects on 2018 after another successful year draws to a close

    Major events, opening of world-class facilities and international participation of FBMA athletes make up this year’s list of achievements  December 26, 2018 – Abu Dhabi, UAE:   As 2019 begins, the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) has taken a moment of reflection recently, as the Academy celebrated a number of achievements obtained throughout the Year of Zayed.  Since January 2018, FBMA continued with its mission to improve women’s sports in the UAE, by hosting a number of major events and activities across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. ......read more

    ADEK calls for innovators as INNOVATOR 2019 registration opens

    Abu Dhabi 24 December, 2018:   The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) is calling for 200 innovative projects from innovator teams all over the country, for the INNOVATOR 2019, fifth edition. The event is being held at the Abu Dhabi Corniche from the 31st January until the 9th of February, 2019. INNOVATOR 2019, as part of Abu Dhabi Science Festival, will create benchmarks for 21st Century technology: a key platform which celebrates creative ideas and projects, it offers an opportunity for talented visionaries from the UAE community to highlight their unique ......read more

    Trojan Holding extends successful education initiative

    Another 100 young university students get on the job experience of the engineering and construction industry   Abu Dhabi, 24 December 2018:   An initiative to inspire university students to become the UAE’s next generation of engineers has been extended, leading construction group Trojan Holding has announced.   The 100 Trojan Young Engineers project, run in partnership with University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah and Al Ghurair University, began in 2016 and was completed the following year.   Due the success of the initiative and the ......read more

    MBRU students showcase their research at annual conference

    Projects featured studies in biomedical, clinical, public health and medical education as undergraduates move from ‘consuming knowledge to generating knowledge’ Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2018:   Medical students from Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) presented their thought-provoking research projects at the annual MBRU Medical Student Research Day, held at MBRU campus in Dubai Healthcare City. The conference gave 49 third year medical students a platform to display their engaging work across four main strands: biomedical, ......read more

    UOWD launches 2 new nursing degrees to support rising demand for clinical professionals in UAE's booming healthcare sector

    Accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education, the new programs are in sync with Dubai’s ambitious plans to attract 500,000 medical tourists annually by 2020 Dubai, UAE, 20 December 2018:   The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is launching two nursing-related degree programs to support the anticipated growth and diversification in the UAE healthcare sector. Accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, the Bachelor of Nursing bridging program and the Master of Nursing program have been designed to address the rising demand for ......read more

    ADEK: A 19 percent increase in student participation during the lema? programme this trimester

    Lema? continues to go from strength to strength, emphasized programme manager   Abu Dhabi, 19 December 2018:   A record number of 28,885 pupils across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi took part in a series of interactive workshops this autumn as an introduction to the fun side of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.   Between October 7th and November 15th, over 400 sessions were organized in schools across Abu Dhabi, the Al Ain and Al Dhafra regions as part of the latest ‘lema?’ tour, a programme run by the Abu Dhabi Department of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University announces the opening of new student fitness center

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 19 December, 2018:   Abu Dhabi University, an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, has announced the highly anticipated grand opening of its new student fitness center located at its main campus in Abu Dhabi. Costing AED1.5 million, the fully equipped fitness center features state-of-the-art equipment from Technogym and Cybex. The refurbished facility houses dedicated spaces for fitness classes and events and has been designed to meet the needs of ADU’s diverse student body from over 80 ......read more

    ADNOC Schools Honors its Kumon Program High-Achievers

    Over 100 students were recognized for their achievements in STEM disciplines Award ceremonies were led by Ghannam Al Mazrouei, Chairman of ADNOC Schools, Kazuyoshi Arisaka, Director and General Manager of Abu Dhabi branch of JODCO and Masaki Tsuda, General Manager of Kumon Institute of Education – Abu Dhabi Through the Kumon program, ADNOC Schools continues to create innovative educational experiences and opportunities for UAE youth Abu Dhabi, UAE – December 11 2018:   This week, ADNOC Schools celebrated the students who have excelled as participants of the ......read more

    University of Balamand Dubai and Emicool agree MoU for student scholarships

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 8 2018:   The University of Balamand Dubai (UOBD), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC and the first university in Dubai Investments Park, yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Emirates District Cooling (Emicool) which will provide student scholarships in the fields of civil engineering and business studies as of academic year 2019-2020.  The MoU was signed for UOBD and Emicool to develop, collaborate and engage in mutually beneficial educational opportunities for students and under the terms of the ......read more

    UOWD's quality management expert wins ASQ-UAE Quality Professionals Award

    Dubai, December 4, 2018:   Quality management and business excellence expert, Dr Flevy Lasrado, was presented with the ASQ-UAE Quality Professionals Award at a prestigious award ceremony in Dubai recently. Dr Flevy, Assistant Professor specialising in Quality Management at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), won the award for her outstanding professional achievements and publications on quality and business excellence in the region.  The award was presented by Mr Elmer K. Corbin, Chairman of the Board, ASQ and Director and Global Delivery Excellence Leader, IBM ......read more

    FBMA and 47 Emirati women celebrate UAE National Day

    An energetic adventure in Hatta witnessed fitness, team work and National Day celebrations 04 December 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) along with 47 Emirati women, gathered together on 24th November for “The UAE National Day Adventure by FBMA”, a fitness inspired event to celebrate both the UAE National Day and the importance of physical health.  Taking place in the breath-taking surroundings of Hatta, Dubai, 47 Emirati women, aged 17 and above spent the day taking part in a number of events, along with raising ......read more

    Repton Student Becomes Global Topper for IGCSE Arabic Examination

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (November 28, 2018):   A Repton School Dubai student, Athija Obaid Mohamed Jaber AlMheiri, has achieved the highest score in the world for her Arabic GCSE and has received a Commendation from the Chairman of the Board of Governors of Repton Dubai, Khaled AlMheiri. EKI is the holding company of the Repton family of schools which incorporates Repton Dubai, Repton Abu Dhabi and Foremarke School.  Athija achieved an overall score of 300, the highest mark attainable, and was recognised in a special ceremony to commend her hard work and efforts, which ......read more

    Learn the art of rhyming at the British Orchard Nursery winter camp

    This December, let your children indulge in poetry as they discover the beauty of rhythmic words   November 27th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:  This winter, little campers at British Orchard Nursery will learn the language of poetry through drama, games and play. Based on three popular rhyming stories by prize-winning author Julia Donaldson, the fun and easy activities at the camp will help little ones explore and discover the beauty of rhyming words as they gradually learn to use them creatively. The three-week winter camp, starting from 16th December and ending on 3rd January, will ......read more

    Dubai Cares Distinguished Philanthropic Award in Schools invites UAE students to showcase innovative and creative fundraising concepts

    The Award aims to raise awareness around humanitarian causes and set the foundation at an early age for philanthropy and entrepreneurship Funds raised will support Dubai Cares’ programs in Jordan and India  35 schools across the UAE registered in the award so far   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 27 , 2018:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced its latest edition of the Dubai Cares Distinguished Philanthropic Award in Schools, an initiative that invites students from public and private ......read more

    Foremarke School and British Mums Dubai Hosted a Fun Sporty Morning for 30:30 Fitness Challenge

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (November 27, 2018):   Getting in the spirit of the Dubai 30 x 30 Fitness Challenge, Foremarke School in association with British Mums opened their gates to the local community for a lively sports morning. The event was held on the expansive school grounds in Al Barsha and was filled with fun activities that encouraged children and parents to get active.  During the fun-filled day, children along with their parents engaged in a wide variety of games, drills and sports including football, archery, karate, gymnastics and rugby, and more, all under ......read more

    Saif bin Zayed Inaugurates the Second Aqdar World Summit

    Dubai, UAE, November 26, 2018:  Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior inaugurated today morning (Monday) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the second Aqdar World Summit. The ceremony was attended by HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance; His Excellency Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education. Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan inaugurated during the ceremony the Summit organized by the Khalifa Empowerment Program “Aqdar” in ......read more

    Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and Amity University enjoy a friendly polo match as part of Dubai 30 X 30 Challenge and announce the launch of the Amity Polo Cup

    Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  As part of the month-long Dubai Fitness Challenge, Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and Amity University played a friendly exhibition match at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort on 13th November.  Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) led a team of colleagues from KHDA, against Dr. Vajahat Hussain, CEO of Amity Middle East and his team of students and faculty members. Each team of 4 was mounted on horseback using mallets with long, flexible handles ......read more

    UAE National Team girls off to a flying start in the Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship

    Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  The two UAE National teams have continued their winning start in the Girls’ Under 18 category of the Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship, cruising to victories in week four of the tournament. The UAE National Team A, who had trounced Regional Sports 8-1 in their opening match, blanked The Football Academy Belles 3-0 in their second outing last weekend, while the UAE National Team B, who had started their campaign with a 1-0 win over TFA Belles in week three, defeated FC Academy Just Play by the same score. In the third ......read more

    GCC's Education Sector anticipated to grow at a moderate pace despite challenges, says Alpen Capital report

    Dubai, 13th November, 2018:   Alpen Capital announced the publication of its GCC Education Industry report. The report provides an outlook of the GCC Education industry until 2022 covering pre-primary, primary, secondary, tertiary and vocational segments across all GCC nations. The report profiles some of the prominent education providers in the region and analyses the growth drivers, trends and challenges faced by the sector.    “The GCC education sector is continuing to grow on account of a rising population coupled with the growing preference for private ......read more

    UAE nursery chain wins Global Award for Sustainability

    11th November 2018; Dubai, UAE:   The UAE’s largest Nursery chain, British Orchard Nursery was recognised for its sustainability efforts and conferred the “Golden Peacock Award for Sustainability” at the 18th London Global Convention. The pre-school won this coveted award amongst the corporate giants such as Dubai Customs, Emirates National Oil Company, Reliance Industries, Nokia and others. Golden Peacock Awards, instituted by Institute of Directors (IOD) in 1991, are regarded as Holy Grail of Corporate Excellence Worldwide.  “After winning the Dubai ......read more

    UK College of Business and Computing participates at Najah

    NAJAH - The UAE’s leading Higher Education event is a three-day comprehensive event catered specifically for prospective university students, their parents and teachers UKCBC offers BTEC & HND diplomas awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company. Pearson qualifications are designed in consultation with employers addressing the skills gap between academics and industry UKCBC representatives were at Najah Abu Dhabi, from 31st October to 2nd November at stand H3.A19.   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7th November 2018 –   UK ......read more

    Harvard Professor Fernando Reimers Publishes Comprehensive Book Studying INJAZ Al-Arab's Positive Impact on Youth in the MENA Region

    Dubai, UAE, 6 November 2018: INJAZ Al-Arab is proud to announce the publishing of “Learning to Improve the World: How INJAZ Al-Arab Helps Youth in the Middle East Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset,” by Professor Fernando M. Reimers and his colleagues, Maria Elena Ortega and Paul Dyer. Professor Reimers is a global education expert and esteemed faculty member at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Inspired by the vision of INJAZ Al Arab’s founder Soraya Salti, Professor Reimers undertook on an extensive study of INJAZ’s flagship Company Program in six ......read more

    Over 100 support staff at Dubai School learn to De-Stress

    Art of living conducts free workshop at Cambridge International School  4th November 2018; Dubai, UAE:   With the aim to reduce stress and provide hands-on tips for achieving greater wellbeing, the Art of Living Dubai conducted a free workshop for the support staff of the Cambridge International School in Al Garhoud. The three day workshop, called the “Alertness and Awareness Program” focused on creating holistic health for the workers in physically and mentally demanding jobs. Over 100 staff consisting of cleaners, classroom assistants, and technicians amongst ......read more

    Babson College onboard as Education Partner at the GOV HR Summit

    In line with the UAE’s Knowledge Economy vision, QnA International welcomes education partner Babson College to the 6th annual GOV HR Summit, 2018 Dubai, UAE, November 03, 2018:   Dubai based QnA International is pleased to announce Babson College as the Education partner for the two-day Summit taking place on October 23-24 at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Babson College, one of the premiere Business Schools from Wellesley, Massachusetts will be onboard to align the upcoming summit with the UAE’s Knowledge economy vision and highlight the importance ......read more

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