Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 14, 2018: Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), part of Senaat Abu Dhabi, to provide sponsorships, work placements and recruitment opportunities for their UAE national students.
NPCC, a leading international EPC contractor, provides Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation and Commissioning services to Offshore and Onshore Oil & Gas sectors, and is headquartered in Abu Dhabi with offices around the region.
Professor Waqar Ahmad, Provost and Interim Chancellor of ADU, inked the agreement with Ahmed Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer of NPCC, in the presence of senior officials ......read more
Six-week Trimester Two Tour of ADEK initiative reaches more than 24,000 pupils in 58 schools across the Emirate, record results for the programme
Tailored ‘lema?’ workshops and shows enjoyed by 277 pupils of determination
Schools urged to act fast to get their chance to be part of the Trimester Three Tour beginning April 8th
Abu Dhabi, March 11th 2018: Schools across Abu Dhabi Emirate are racing to sign up to the Trimester Three Tour of the interactive ‘lema?’ programme after a hugely successful winter schedule entertained and inspired another 24,208 pupils.
The fun-filled ‘lema?’ workshops and shows - which aim to educate and inspire children to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) - were rolled out in 58 schools across the ......read more
Sixty teachers participate in problem-solving workshop
Sharjah, March 10, 2018: The ‘Horouf Reggio Conference’, organized by Horouf, an imprint of Kalimat Group hosting representatives from the Italian Reggio Children Centre, has conducted a workshop with 60 teachers from around the UAE, to develop their teaching methods using the ‘Reggio Emelia Approach’ to education, an alternative learning system founded in Italy.
Sixty education professionals and academics attended the workshop held at Al Qasba Theatre in Sharjah, which used art as a way to explore and develop innovative teaching methods and gain greater insights into the thinking patterns and problem-solving abilities of their students. From this, they would gain a greater empathy with the children and be able to provide more efficient ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018: Every year, Skyline University College organizes career counselling workshops for Non-Arabic and Arabic schools in the United Arab Emirates with objective of helping students choose the right career to pursue in their higher education pursuit.
On February 19-20, 2018, SUC has welcomed 80 girls and 71 boys from Pakistan Islamia Higher Secondary School (Non-Arabic) for a Career Counselling Workshop at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. SUC Head of Academics for School of Business, Dr. Ajith Kumar and Head of Academics for School of IT, Dr. Deepak Kalra discussed the current programs offered in both schools and presented the importance and relevance of each program in today’s world. After the presentations,
Associate Professor, Dr. Mohit Vij closed the workshop with a motivational talk on choosing ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018: Ms. Cheryl Pinto a graduate of BBA in Information Systems in the year 2003 at Skyline University College, stood as a true inspiration and a role model to the students during the Alumni Lecture Series organized by SUC Corporate Affairs Office on February 19, 2018 at SUC campus. Ms. Cheryl shared the Five Ingredients to Success such as: Education, Building Connections, Communication Skills and Public Speaking, Leadership Skills, and Continuous Learning through Seminars and Trainings. She discussed each point carefully with so much enthusiasm resonating encouragement and motivation for the students.
Ms. Cheryl is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of GrowPro Consultants with 17 years of experience as a banker in two of the leading banks in the UAE—EmiratesNBD and Abu ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018: It’s the battle of mind, of prowess, and of gut. Skyline University College and the Young Vision magazine are back with the third edition of Crossfire Inter-School Debating Competition from February 6-7, 2018 at SUC campus. Team NG-11 from Al Ansar International School (Girls) was declared the winner of the competition with more than 100 participants from 24 schools from the UAE.
During the elimination round, participants have competed with the topic “Can Hacking be Ethical?” While the teams who moved forward to the final round have competed against each other to win the championship title with the finale topic, “Should school teach coding?”
Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s competition and we thank all the 29 schools for their active ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2018: Total Fluency launches their accelerated modern language programs in UAE. Helping language students transform their academic performance since 1992 they have helped students from age 4 to age 65 and have helped many to reach the very top of their class.
Total fluency specialises in addressing 5 key problems faced by international schools:
Having to turn otherwise attractive students away because of inadequate English
Having low English ability students slowing down the class
ESL extra curricula courses taking too long to raise standards and requiring too much time away from other subjects
Students suffering from exam anxiety impacting mental health and exam performance
SEN students impacting exam results for the school as a whole
Total Fluency are exhibiting at ......read more
The UAE Minister of State for Advanced Sciences graced the award ceremony and felicitated the winners of the competition
The winners received an award of 350,000 AED each for their research proposal in the field of cyber security
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24 February 2018: Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) has announced the winners of the ‘Innovation In Cyber Security Award’. The University of Dubai, and the University of Sharjah in collaboration with the American University of Sharjah have been declared as the competition winners.
The University of Dubai won the award for their research proposal titled ‘Secure and robust wireless communication system for low-latency applications’. While the University of Sharjah and the American ......read more
New campus with state-of-the-art facilities will cater to pupils from Years 3-13
Abu Dhabi, UAE (February 21, 2018) – Repton School Abu Dhabi announced a significant expansion of its presence in Abu Dhabi with the launch of a new campus occupying a 25,000 sq. meter plot on Al Reem Island with a range of world-class facilities for pupils and staff. The new campus, called Fry Campus, which soft launched in September 2017 is currently catering to pupils from Years 3-6. The school will offer 3 more year groups (up to Year 9) for the academic year starting September 2018 and will eventually provide specialist facilities for pupils from Years 3-13.
The new campus, which can accommodate up to 1800 pupils, will be a significant addition to the existing campus of Repton Foundation School, Rose Campus, which opened in ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 February 2018 - Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Emirates Autism Society to collaborate in preparing qualified special education staff to teach individuals with autism. The agreement also aims to spread awareness of autism and its related challenges among different segments of society.
The three-year renewable agreement was signed by Professor Waqar Ahmad, Provost and Interim Chancellor of ADU and Dr Khawla al-Saadi, Chairwoman of the Emirates Autism Society.
With a view to enhancing awareness of autism and equipping ADU’s students with practical skills in teaching students with the condition, the memorandum of understanding establishes a framework for continuous collaboration between the two parties to hold workshops, specialized ......read more
UAE residents walked 3 symbolic kilometers reflecting the average distance millions of children in developing countries walk every day to go to school
IFFCO and Aetna were this year’s main sponsors, with Chevron being a sponsor
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 February 2018: 15,000 members of the UAE community participated today (Friday, 16 February 2018) in the 9th edition of the annual Walk for Education organized by Dubai Cares, part of Mohamed bin Rashed Al Maktoum Global Initiative. The community engagement initiative, which is in line with the Year of Zayed 2018, was held in solidarity of millions of children and young people in developing countries who walk an average distance of 3km every day to get to school. Compared to previous years, this year’s Walk saw an increase in participation among ......read more
Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of the Foundation, outlines the importance of supporting Emirati and Arab youth and ensuring access to work placements as part of their education
Keynote speech delivered by President Feridun Hamdullahpur from University of Waterloo in Canada highlights that co-operative education can create immense opportunities for placements and student start-ups
Dubai-UAE: 14 February 2018 – His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education, addressed a delegation of representatives from leading universities and institutions from around the world at the Youth Hub, Emirates Towers, Dubai. The inaugural event served as a platform to showcase the Foundation’s latest research findings as part of its continued efforts to enable access to ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 14 February, 2018 – Teaching altruism, empathy and self-control as well as supporting cognitive habits will help reinvigorate our education programs and underpin students’ success as adults, concluded experts at a breakout session on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
Headlining the session entitled ‘How Can We Reinvent Education?’, pioneering neuroscientist Dr Richard Davidson and Max Ventilla, founder and CEO of AltSchool, agreed that to prepare kids for the future, educators need to move away from the ‘industrial model’.
Dr Davidson said: “Although the model was widely successful for the better part of the 20thcentury, nowadays to prepare children for the future, educators need to understand how children’s experiences outside and ......read more
The pre-school becomes the first-ever educational institution to be honored with the title in the history of the Award
February 11, 2018; Sharjah, UAE: British Orchard Kids Kingdom Nursery, part of the British Orchard Nursery chain, won the distinction of being the first-ever educational institution to be awarded the prestigious Sharjah Economic Excellence Network Award 2017. The nursery won the title in the category of “Sharjah Top 10 Businesses Award 2017”, and was presented the award by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah. In all, 23 establishments were honored for their contribution to economic sector across GCC in the recently-held ceremony at Expo Centre Sharjah.
Other categories at the award ceremony included: Sharjah Top 10 GCC Businesses Award 2017, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018: Skyline University College Centre for Continuing Learning (CCL) has successfully conducted the One-Day Refresher Course in Management with Emphasis on Marketing, Finance Leadership & IT/Pocket MBA on January 24, 2018 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. Fifty one delegates from 29 organizations in the government, corporates, consulates, social clubs and SUC Alumni have participated in the program. SUC Dean, Dr. Amitabh Upadhya along with SUC Head of Academics for School of IT, Dr. Deepak Kalra awarded the certificates to the participants during the closing ceremony.
The program covers the topics of Emerging Trends in Marketing Management, Role of IT in Business, An Overview of Financial Management, and Leadership under the lecture ssessions of Professor, Dr. A.M. Sakkthivel; Associate Professor, ......read more
1,079 Al Dhafra school pupils inspired by special expanded ‘lema?’ session to mark Innovation Month in the UAE
Video highlights demonstrate the power of the fun interactive sessions as Innovation Month spreads across the Abu Dhabi Emirate.
Abu Dhabi, February 7th, 2018: Hundreds of school children in the Al Dhafra Region got a taste of Innovation Month yesterday as a special bumper ‘lema?’ session was held to mark the month-long UAE-wide event.
The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) offered all four of its workshops and shows to children at the Al Marfa School, and surrounding
schools in the Al Marfa community, as part of its commitment to roll out a week-long programme of innovation-focussed events across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Operated by ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 07, February 2018: To enable senior managers to foster creative innovation; and develop a growth mindset within their organization, Ashridge Executive Education has invited companies from Saudi Arabia to participate in a five-day program on ‘Driving Growth & Innovation’.
Rory Hendrikz, Managing Director of Ashridge Middle East, says: “Saudi Arabia has an ambitious vision for the future; and to ensure the country’s continued growth, it is important for organizations to foster a culture of innovation. No business is safe from disruption. To survive in this fast-paced world, innovation and creativity have become critical skills managers must possess. Our programme will help leaders to learn how to assess their growth options; and identify new digitally transformative ways to ......read more
Interactive session explores aspirations of recipients of scholarships from the Al Ghurair Foundation for Education
Initiates dialogue with youth on support systems needed for education and employment
Dubai-UAE: 06 February, 2018 – His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education, hosted the first chapter of the UAE Al Ghurair Scholars Dialogue in Dubai with a group of high-achieving Emirati students studying at the University of Sharjah, the American University of Dubai and the American University of Sharjah.
The session offered an opportunity for students, who are beneficiaries of scholarships from the Al Ghurair Foundation for Education through the UAE Scholars Program, to voice their career aspirations within ......read more
05 Feb 2018, Abu Dhabi- The UAE’s National Qualification Authority (NQA) has recognised Knowledge Group as an Approved Centre, under the NQA’s rigorous standards for training & development delivery. This officially recognises Knowledge Group’s dedication to quality, and to delivering top-class standards of training to every client.
Dr. Ahmad Badr, CEO of Knowledge Group, said: “The NQA’s mission is for the UAE to have a high-quality national qualification system that reinforces links between learning outcomes and the labour market. Knowledge Group has, since our inception, always focused on the same goals – delivering training and development solutions to public and private sector clients that are tightly-focused on market needs.
“We are also dedicated to delivering ......read more
Abu Dhabi – UAE: 4 February, 2018 – College of Arts and Sciences at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) organized the sixth edition of the annual National Mathematics Competition. The competition aims to highlight the importance of mathematics and its applications in our practical life.
Held at ADU Al Ain campus, the competition attracted 150 high school students representing 40 schools across the UAE. Divided upon 75 teams, students compete to solve mathematics problems applied in real life situations over two rounds. All participating teams took part in the first round competing against each other, after which only the top teams qualified to the second and final round.
Commenting on the competition, Dr. Hamdi Sheibani, ADU’s Dean of College of Arts and Sciences said: “The increased turnout ......read more
Introduces screenings for early identification of children at risk of developmental delays
Initiative endeavors to create a healthy, nurturing and safe learning setting for all children in line with Dubai Disability Strategy 2020
30 January 2018; Dubai, UAE: Developmental screening is an important first step in identifying children at risk of developmental delays, yet many young children fail to receive it. In an effort to help families track growth and appropriate milestones of their children, the British Orchard Nursery has introduced a special developmental screeningat the nursery to identify children at risk of potential problems or delays during normal childhood development.
The early years is when families can best begin to learn how to support and nurture their child, how to meet their child's ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2018: Skyline University College Centre for Continuing Learning (CCL) has successfully awarded the Certificate Program in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Trends in Information Technology to GIFT University, Pakistan students after completing a three-day Boot Camp at SUC from January 16-18, 2018.
The Boot Camp that consisted of lectures, workshops, and presentations covered the most relevant topics of today such as: Concept of Entrepreneurship, Destinations in UAE, Social Media Platforms in Business and Block Chain, Identifying Opportunities, Concept and Functionalities of a Business Plan, and Emerging Trends in IT. The speakers and lecturers were Head of Academics-School of Business and Associate Professor, Dr. Ajith Kumar; Head of Academics-School of IT and Associate Professor, Dr. Deepak Kalra; Associate ......read more
DUBAI, U.A.E, 23 January 2018 – Emirates Aviation University (EAU) returns to Sharjah’s International Education Show, the UAE’s leading Higher Education event, which will officially open tomorrow (24 January) at Expo Centre Sharjah.
The show is considered the best platform for educational institutions from across the region and world to spot the brightest talents who are willing to pursue higher studies in a variety of specializations.
EAU announced this year the launch of five new business programmes, responding to the demand for specialised, high-quality business related degrees. The new business programmes are: Business Administration, Business with Accounting and Finance, Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Business with HR Management, Business with Marketing.
Emirates Aviation ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2018: Following the success of the inaugural Diplomat Cricket Championship Cup last year, under the permanent patronage of Consulate General of India-Dubai, Skyline University College has organized its second edition hosted by Consulate General of Bangladesh on January 19-20, at SUC cricket ground. The CG of India beat CG of Sri Lanka by 44 runs making them the new champion of the 2018 tournament.
The Consul Generals who were actively involved in the tournament as players of their respective teams were H.E. Charitha Yattagoda of Sri Lanka and H.E. Mogobo David Mugabe of South Africa. Also present during the 2-day sporting event were Consul General H.E. Syed Javed Hassan of Pakistan, Consul General H.E. S. Bodiruzzaman of People’s Republic of Bangladesh as well as consulate representatives of ......read more
Dubai, 4 January 2018: The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has partnered with the University of Dubai (UD) to deliver IELTS testing at UD’s campus in Dubai International Academic City.
UOWD, an authorised IELTS testing centre in the UAE (under IDP Australia), will conduct its first testing at the University of Dubai on 6 January 2018 followed by monthly tests. Test takers in and around Academic City can choose to take their IELTS test conveniently at the University of Dubai which offers a comfortable testing environment for students.
With four sub-centres in Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Deira and Al Garhoud, UOWD is well positioned to provide prospective students from across the UAE access to the world’s most popular English language proficiency test.
“In the UAE and globally, IELTS ......read more
British Orchard Children distributed Iftar packages and toiletries to blue collar workers to celebrate the spirit of giving
June 18, 2017; Dubai, UAE: Young children at British Orchard Nursery celebrated the spirit of generosity in Ramadan by making and distributing Iftar packages to the labourers across different areas in the city.
The initiative aimed to inculcate a sense of social responsibility, compassion and care in children. The Iftar boxes were prepared by children under the guidance of teachers to spread happiness and to learn the art of giving.
Children ......read more
- New Provost & Advancement Director Appointed
Sharjah, UAE. Saturday, June 17, 2017— American University of Sharjah (AUS) has strengthened its leadership team by appointing two new senior officials. AUS Chancellor Dr. Björn Kjerfve announced today the appointment of Dr. Susan Karamian as the university’s new Provost and Chief Academic Officer and Charles A. Diab as the Executive Director of Advancement and Alumni Affairs.
The two appointments were approved by the AUS Board of Trustees and endorsed by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of ......read more
Individuals employed in tourist-facing jobs to benefit from new online training initiative
Dubai, UAE, 15 June 2017: The Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), an institution established by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), has announced the first graduates of its interactive training programme, ‘Dubai Way’ designed for government and private sector staff engaged in tourist-facing roles in various service sectors.
The ‘Dubai Way’ initiative was launched earlier this year by DCT for tourism professionals who ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 15, 2017: Skyline University College Library Department and Nexuslib have successfully organized the first Regional Workshop on “Open Source in Technologies for Libraries” on May 24, 2017, at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. The Chief Guest of the event was Ms. Sara Al Marzouqui, Sharjah Public Library Manager-Sharjah Book Authority.
SUC Quality Assurance Head and Professor Dr. Sudhakar Kota and Head of Academics and Associate Professor Dr. Mohammad Hasan Saleh Inairat were present in the event to welcome all participants.
SUC Associate Professor Dr. Riktesh ......read more
DIAC-based Universities’ scholarships will benefit more than 2,800 students
Language and culinary institutes demonstrate commitment to UAE’s Year of Giving and UAE Vision 2021 through vocational educational offerings
Dubai-UAE: 14 June, 2017 – Several high-profile organisations located within Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) and Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP) have demonstrated their commitment to the Year of Giving, the national UAE campaign decreed by UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, through a range of Corporate Social Responsibility ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 12, 2017: In this holy month of Ramadan, Skyline University College Community Services Committee headed by Dr. Mohammad Abdul Salam has organized an Iftar Dinner for its students, alumni, parents, faculty and staff along with more than 200 Sharjah laborers who were also invited to play a cricket match under the floodlights of SUC cricket ground on June 7, 2017.
People gathered just in time to break the fast period of the day inside the SUC premises and enjoyed sumptuous meals. A cricket match between Sharjah laborers was played as a way of recreation and ......read more
Latest accreditation comes from Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT-UK)
Dubai, 8 June 2017: The University of Wollongong in Dubai’s (UOWD) Master of Science (Logistics) degree has been awarded accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT-UK), a global membership organisation for professionals involved in the movement of goods and people and their associated supply chains.
UOWD has already been accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs and the Chartered Institute of ......read more
Children to learn life lessons, values and vital skills through enjoyable stories
June 8th, 2017; Dubai, UAE: Acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for young children, Eric Carle will come alive at the British Orchard Nursery Summer Camp as children get to explore and engage in his beautiful storyland. Scheduled to start from June 25th and running for 11 weeks until 7th September, this fun, educative and engaging summer camp, will introduce young children to various life concepts, values and skills through ......read more
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 06 June 2017: The Football Academy (TFA), an U18s football team sponsored by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), has lifted this year’s Dubai Sports Council League Champions title after a comfortable 4-0 win in the final.
Having successfully competed against six other local academies, including Spanish soccer Schools, Roma Academy, PreCor Academy, GoPro Academy and Mondial Academy, TFA will be competing in the du UAE Football Association Academy League.
“It is great to see bright players grow and develop. This has been our ......read more
June 04, 2017– The American University of Sharjah Enterprises (AUSE) has revealed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries, to jointly pursue opportunities in academics, research and development (R&D), entrepreneurship, and innovation. The move falls in line with the directives of His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah and Member of the Supreme Council of the UAE, and President of the American University of ......read more
AUD and dormakaba collaborate to invite students to contribute to EXPO 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 4, 2017: The spark to create this idea came from one of the AUD students Tania Mary George who collaborated with Simon Beckers of dormakaba to create designs for EXPO 2020 Opportunity and Sustainability Pavilions. They wanted to translate the design philosophy of the pavilions to the lever handles. "The only object you touch in a building is the Lever Handle. The design concept of the building should be conveyed through touch and feel."
Seeing the ......read more
120 students receive undergraduate and post-graduate degrees, including university’s first City Science and Corporate Happiness graduates
Dubai-UAE: 03 June, 2017: His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, participated in the graduation ceremony of the sixth batch of students from the Dubai Silicon Oasis based Rochester Institute of Technology – Dubai (RIT Dubai). A total of 120 graduates from eight bachelor degree programs and five Master’s programs received their certificates at the ceremony that was held at the ......read more
United Arab Emirates is a country known for its humanitarian interventions both in the local and global scenario. This year, UAE President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has declared 2017 as the “Year of Giving.”
Upholding the theme of “Year of Giving,” Skyline University College has given a thrust to this humanitarian advocacy by increasing scholarship to AED 20M. In its endeavor to provide quality education to more than 60 nationalities, SUC grants scholarship funds and training to various government and private sectors. It also organizes ......read more
Skyline University College welcomed SUC graduates dating back from the year 1999 to 2016 at the 15th Skyline Alumni Meet on May 17, 2017 in Shangri-La, Dubai. The venue was filled with familiar faces clad in suits and formal attires – a manifestation of how the Skyline alumni have evolved since their university days. Skyline Founder President Mr. Kamal Puri graced the occasion and jumpstarted the event with his inspiring speech.
An engaging panel discussion on “The Effect of Digital World on Work Culture” took place with the invited panelists from the corporate ......read more
Skyline University College (SUC) and University City of Sharjah organized a cricket match for more than 150 laborers to celebrate Labor Day at SUC on May 1, 2017. SUC Services Committee headed by Dr. Mohammad Abdul Salam, SUC Deputy Director for Public Relations Mr. Firas Al Tabbaa, and Deputy Director and Head of Marketing and Creative Communications Mr. Rakesh Gaur along with University City officials Head of Purchasing Section Mr. Khalid Saeed Al Hadhami, Public Relations Ms. Hessa Butti Aburehaima, Mr. Sultan Abdelazez, and Mr. Khalifa Almheiri welcomed the laborers at SUC cricket ......read more
Leading educational event management company BMI Media has lately launched its Middle East headquarters at DIAC
Education Week will be held in Dubai in October 2017, bringing opportunities for connections in all-encompassing environment
Dubai-UAE: 31 May, 2017 – As part of a global set of initiatives to attract leading international universities to the UAE, Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) travelled to Los Angeles this week, to exhibit at the NAFSA Annual Conference and Exhibition. NAFSA, one of the largest global events within the international education ......read more
Doha, Qatar - 15 May 2017: A group of teachers, students and parents at Gulf English School (GES) have initiated a campaign to tackle the menace of plastic waste by collecting plastic bottle caps and recycling them for better use. Over 650 kilograms of bottle caps have been donated, which is close to 300,000 individual caps! These donated bottle caps will be handed over to relevant recycling companies to produce recycled products and thereby help communities move towards zero waste.
Titled 'From Waste to Wonder', the activism and awareness campaign at GES is inspired by the fact ......read more
Two-week course prepared selected candidates to be cultural attachés, diplomats capable of promoting their nation’s culture around the world
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 29 May, 2017 – Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s leading international relations and diplomacy, education, executive training and research institution, has graduated a new cohort of cultural attachés.
The two-week programme enabled students to improve in a range of skills and competencies – including negotiation, intercultural awareness and strategic thinking – and to explore various topics ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 29, 2017: Raffles World Academy, an International Baccalaureate school run by Innoventures Education, will be holding its 6th annual graduation ceremony on May 25th at American University in Dubai (AUD).
The 2017 graduates from Raffles World Academy have achieved remarkable academic, athletic and artistic success with over 80 students completing their International Baccalaureate Diplomas and several receiving scholarships to leading international universities, including: University of California Berkeley, University College London, ......read more
UAE, May 28, 2017 – As part of its efforts to re-engineer the future of learning through technology, innovation, and scientific research, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has revealed that it will organize weekly research seminars to be moderated by academic and industry experts. This move aims to create a high-level research environment with global participation, which can greatly improve the quality of education outcomes and enhance the outputs of faculty, learners and graduates. The new initiative will focus on developing sustainable, flexible, and innovative research ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 28, 2017: Dubai International Academy, an International Baccalaureate school run by Innoventures Education, hosted global International Baccalaureate (IB) Director General, Dr. Siva Kumari as the keynote speaker at its 9th annual graduation ceremony on May 24th at American University in Dubai (AUD).
The participation of Dr. Kumari demonstrates the growing importance and reputation of the IB curriculum for international students studying at DIA. She joined the IB in April 2009 as Regional Director for Asia-Pacific before being ......read more
First global top 100 and Russell Group University to establish a campus in Dubai’s leading international education hub, Dubai International Academic City
Dubai-UAE: 28 May, 2017 – The University of Birmingham will open a campus in Dubai in November, becoming the first global top 100 and Russell Group University to establish a campus in Dubai’s leading international education hub, Dubai International Academic City.
Located within Dubai International Academic City’s diverse higher education ecosystem, the first phase of the campus will open in autumn ......read more
• New Campus offers 13 internationally accredited programs
• 1000 students currently pursuing post graduate studies at Abu Dhabi & Al Ain campuses
Abu Dhabi, 27 May, 2017:
With the opening of Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) Dubai campus, which has started accepting enrolment applications for academic year 2017-2018, professionals looking to do post-graduate programs can now have an international option close to home. The new campus based in Dubai Knowledge Park offers nationally and internationally accredited ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 23rd May 2017: Dubai Customs signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian Charles Sturt University’s Centre for Customs and Excise Studies to establish an academic research center, and develop measuring tools for the Authorized Economic Operator AEO Program to make it an international benchmark.
The MoU was signed by Eman Badr Al-Suwaidy, Director of Customs Declaration Management, Owner of AEO and Dr Daniel Evans, Representative of Centre for Customs and Excise Studies in the UAE.
The MoU will adopt the best practices in customs field by ......read more
May 23, 2017 - His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, President of the American University of Sharjah (AUS) witnessed in London, the signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between AUS Enterprises and Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI), a company that commercializes science and technology from the UK’s University of Oxford, to mutually enhance the innovation ecosystems of the Emirate of Sharjah and the city of Oxford. The agreement was signed during the recent meeting of the Board of Trustees of the American ......read more
UAE, May 20, 2017– In a move to build a knowledgeable, innovative and competitive generation, H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai, Chairman of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University’s (HBMSU) Board of Governors, and Chairman of the Emirates Talent Association, attended today (Saturday, May 20, 2017) the awarding ceremony for the ‘Emirati Programmer’ initiative. The ‘Emirati Programmer’ project is a fruitful collaboration between the Emirates Talent Association, HBMSU, and Microsoft. The ......read more
Abu Dhabi, May 16th 2017- The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) recently concluded its extracurricular activities for the academic year 2016-2017, following the completion of a series of contests and competitions under its ‘Champions of Tomorrow’ and ‘Creative Program’ campaigns.
The initiative falls in line with the Council’s continuous effort and commitment to encourage students to participate in various scientific, cultural, artistic and sport activities with the aim to adopt and develop new talents as well as build their competitiveness and ......read more
• Sharifa Yateem, an Emirati Applied Behavioral Analyst from Image Nation’s documentary AS ONE: The Autism Project, has conducted workshops in three schools across Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Fujairah in May
• Partnership formed during April’s Autism Awareness Month and as part of The UAE Year of Giving
• As One: The Autism Project is part of Sheihka Shamsa Bint Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s Initiative to raise awareness around autism in the UAE
• Image Nation and the ......read more
UAE, May 14, 2017– Earning another major achievement and a first-of-its-kind in the Gulf, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) was awarded full academic accreditation by international and independent quality assurance body, Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA), for its Master's Program in Islamic Banking and Finance. The move is a major boost to HBMSU’s leadership in investing in human resources to transform Dubai into a global capital for the Islamic economy.
Prof. Moustafa Hassan, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, HBMSU, said: “The full academic ......read more
Founder and CEO Vandana Gandhi receives Inspirational Female Leader Award; Nursery bags awards under SME and Education sector
May 14, 2017; Dubai, UAE: In yet another outstanding achievement, UAE’s British Orchard Nursery wins 3 coveted awards at Dubai’s 3rd International Business Excellence (IBX) Awards. Despite facing tough competition from over 100 organizations both local and international, the prestigious nursery which completed a decade this year has proved its worth again. While the founder and owner Vandana Gandhi received the honour of Inspirational Female ......read more
May 14, 2017– The American University of Sharjah Enterprises (AUSE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OAMK), one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Finland, to collaborate on the development of a world-class innovation ecosystem in the Emirate of Sharjah.
The agreement aims to form collaborative public-private sector relationships to grow knowledge-intensive businesses. It will also support the objectives of Sharjah’s Research, Technology and Innovation (RTI) Park which is being developed under the ......read more
Minister of Education honours ARC participants and winners.
Dubai, UAE, May 13, 2017: Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Majed bin Ali Al Nuaimi and ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi at the Ministry of Education in Isa Town.
His Excellency honoured Aisha Badia Mohammed, the Bahrain ARC champion who is in the 3rd grade at Umm Ayman Primary School, Ms. Muna Al Sheikh Yusuf Al-Sadiqi and Ms. Nouriya Ali Al Hayaki, the winners of the distinguished supervisors award, ......read more
Minister of Education honours ARC participants and winners
Dubai: 9 May, 2017
Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Sabri Saidam at the Bethlehem Convention Palace.
His Excellency honoured Afaf Sharif, the Palestine ARC champion who is in the 11th grade at the New Girls School in Ramallah and Beira in the West Bank, Mr. Hamid Amo Makho, the winner of the distinguished supervisor award, and the winner of the best school Araba Girls Elementary School.
His Excellency stated, ......read more
UAE, May 09, 2017– Dr. Mansour Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, said that the HBMSU is the first model of the 10X initiative, a vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The HBMSU model, when formed in 2002 was 10 years ahead of its time, Dr. Al Awar noted and added that the university is now set to offer another model of the 10X initiative to maintain its leadership ahead of another 10 years, which will put the university at the forefront of higher education in the world. The ......read more
More than 1,100 guests attended the education provider’s annual fundraiser in support of the UAE’s SmallWorld charity
UAE, May 9th, 2017: Following last week’s announcement that Aldar Academies had hosted its fourth annual fundraising concert in support of children’s charity initiatives, the organization has revealed the total funds raised during the event. Over 1,100 guests attended the Aldar Academies Collaboration Concert, helping to raise AED60,680 for the UAE’s SmallWorld charity, held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al ......read more
Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Former US Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz to Deliver Keynote Address at Graduation of Over 100 PhD and Master’s Students During 10th Anniversary of Masdar Institute
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 08 May, 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, Masdar Institute will be organizing its seventh commencement ceremony for the Class of 2017 on Wednesday, 17 May 2017. Masdar Institute is a part of the Khalifa ......read more
Winning project explores integrity practices in ANB Invest
Annual contest part of Siemens Integrity Initiative and the Pearl Initiative Integrity Programme
Another student team from PSU and Ahlia University Bahrain win second and third place respectively
Women make up more than three-quarters of total participants
Submissions for 2017 competition now open across GCC region
Dubai, UAE, May 8, 2017: A three-student team from Prince Sultan University in Riyadh won the Pearl Initiative 2016 Case Study Competition on corporate governance. Part of a collaborative ......read more
Hale Education Group helped students secure AED 70 Million in two years
Dubai, UAE – 8 May 2017: An exceptional Year 13 student from Dubai College, Despoina Loukos (Denia), was accepted to all 12 US universities to which she applied and secured over USD 670,000 (over AED 2.4 million) in merit scholarships. Her acceptances include Babson College, Emory University and Northeastern University, from which she received the Presidential Scholarship totaling USD 100,000.
In addition to academic acumen, Denia is a dedicated ballet and jazz dancer committing up to 15 hours per ......read more
Sharjah, Sunday, May 7, 2017— Students of American University of Sharjah (AUS) elected new members to the university’s Student Council for the academic year 2017-2018 during a well-contested election held recently, at the Student Center. Candidates vied for 14 elected offices that represent the university's diverse and multicultural student body.
The AUS Student Council, which serves as a voice for the student body and works directly with the university administration, aims to initiate programs and projects that cater to the demands of the student body as well as ......read more
MODUL University Dubai is the first and only university in the Middle East tangibly bridging the gap between academics & industry with paid internships
Dubai, May 6, 2017: MODUL University Dubai, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, has announced its ‘paid internships program’ offered at the recently-held Gulf Education and Training Exhibition [GETEX] 2017 for the very first time in the Middle East received massive appeal from students, parents and school counselors.
MODUL University Dubai is the first and the only university in the Middle East which is tangibly ......read more
Gurtejbir Sandhu and Sumanta Deb winners from SP Jain School of Global Management - Dubai
134 students (67 teams) participated in the first edition of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz Dubai
Top team won cash prize of AED 15,000*
Dubai, 2nd May, 2017: Gurtejbir Sandhu and Sumanta Deb of SP Jain School of Global Management - Dubai were declared champions at the inaugural edition of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz in Dubai, held on Sunday, 30th April 2017, at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, Dubai Campus. Navaneet Nair and Yashkumar Asnani from Manipal University ......read more
J-WEL to spark a renaissance in education in schools, higher education, and workplace learning
New Lab supports Saudi Vision 2030 on Education
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – May 3, 2017
Community Jameel and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have today announced the creation of a new global education laboratory that supports education and learning, including in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.
The global collaborative effort will help educators, universities, governments, and companies revolutionize the effectiveness and reach of education and aims to ......read more
UAE, May 03, 2017- In an unprecedented move to put its groundbreaking initiative on the global map, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) recently held its ‘7th Innovation Lab for the Future of Smart Learning’ in collaboration with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), one of the leading providers of on-campus and online education in Australia. The forum served as a platform for the participants to share the best practices and ideas and showcase the latest innovative insights on smart learning methods in line with the ongoing efforts promoting knowledge and ......read more
Minister of Education honours ARC participants and winners
Amman, Jordan: 3 May, 2017
Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Omar Al Razzaz and ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi at the Cultural Palace in Amman.
His Excellency honoured Duha Hussein, the Jordan ARC champion who is in the 10th grade at Um Qasir Seconday School in Amman, Fadi Wasfi Al-Dihshan, the winner of the distinguished supervisor award, and the winner of the best school Al-Hassad Al-Tarbawi.
His Excellency ......read more
• Industry and University Partnerships (I-UP) Forum hosted by Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) and Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP) discusses new part-time student work regulation and impact on employment in the region
Dubai-UAE: 3 May, 2017 – The fifth edition of the Industry and University Partnership Forum (I-UP Forum), hosted by Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) and Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP), gathered leading educators, industry experts and key stakeholders in Dubai to discuss the impact of the new part-time student work regulation issued by ......read more
Paper Published on Project to Develop Novel Fabrication Method to Make Efficient and Cheaper Optoelectronic Devices
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 01 May, 2017 – The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a research-driven, graduate-level university that is part of the Khalifa University of Science and technology, today announced that a collaborative project with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has become its first project featured in one of the world’s leading scientific journals, Nature.
Nature is the world’s most highly cited interdisciplinary scientific ......read more
SHARJAH-Sharjah Government Media Bureau, May 1, 2017 – A high-level delegation of the UK government visited Sharjah Sunday as part of the efforts to strengthen bilateral relations in various areas. Led by HE Alex Eiken, Executive Director of Government Communications in the United Kingdom Government, the delegation visited the American University of Sharjah in the University City.
The UK delegation was received by HE Sheikh Fahim bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Executive Chairman of Sharjah Department of Government Relations, HE Majid Abdalla Majid Al Qasimi, Director of Department of ......read more
• 173 players from across the UAE contest three divisions
• Badminton only racquet sport included in UAE School Olympics
April 30, 2017 - DUBAI UAE: Badminton joined a select group of sports when it made a successful debut at the Finals of the 5th UAE School Olympics last week, with 173 players (89 boys and 84 girls) contesting the Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15 categories on the 24th and 25th of April.
In October last year it was announced that badminton would be the first racquet sport to be included in the School ......read more
Youngest ever palaeontology author launches two more books
Sharjah, April 30, 2017
Twelve year old Pritvik Sinhadc has never been an ordinary boy. At the age of six he had written his first book on palaeontology and by the time he was seven, it was published. He was officially the world’s youngest author of a publication on fossils and was confirmed as having a higher IQ than Einstein.
At the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, Pritvik took the opportunity to launch two more books, one detailing the impact of nuclear waste on marine and land species and the other with ......read more
As part of its employee engagement framework British Orchard Nursery to hold a series of workshops for teachers
The exercise aimed at instilling lasting positivity in children and help them develop an optimistic, confident and progressive outlook towards life
April 29, 2017; Dubai, UAE: With the aim to create a more positive environment among its teaching faculty and for the optimum development of pre-schoolers, British Orchard Nursery is conducting a series of workshops on promoting positive emotional climate. The first workshop was held at its DSO (Dubai Silicon Oasis) branch, ......read more