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    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 to drive a wooden ball between two goal posts on a grass field at the equestrian-inspired resort. Following the match, Dr. Atul Chauhan, Chancellor of Amity University announced the launch of the region’s first Amity Polo Cup in association ......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 Girls’ U18 match of the weekend, du LaLiga High Performance Centre Girls made it three wins from three with a 4-0 triumph over Regional Sports. In the Boys’ U18 category, however, du LaLiga HPC were not so fortunate as TFA Youth, who had one ......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 education. Despite a slowdown in economic growth, regional governments have continued to allocate sizeable portions of their budgets to the education sector. Development of the education sector has remained a top priority for the governments across the ......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 Chamber of Commerce and Industry award for CSR and sustainability efforts just last month, it feels great to be acknowledged at global platforms such as this and represent UAE to the world. British Orchard Nursery has undertaken several CSR ......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 College of Business & Computing - Dubai Campus, one of London’s most reputed higher education college participates at Najah Abu Dhabi, from 31st October to 2nd November at stand H3.A19. With over 17 years of experience delivering vocational ......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 different countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa region. As the world’s largest youth entrepreneurial program, the Company Program offers students the opportunity to transform their classrooms into start-ups, with the help of ......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 others were trained in yoga, breathing exercises and meditation to help them overcome the day-to-day stress and exhaustion of the jobs. Moreover, the workshops also had interactive knowledge sessions on healthy living providing information on balanced ......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 of entrepreneurial education and increased capabilities of the start-up founders. Focusing on how entrepreneurial education if done right makes a powerful difference to an early-stage business’s chance of success, Babson College focuses to ......read more

    World public speaking champ offers free online training program for audience at SIBF

    The 37th edition of SIBF, themed ‘Tale of Letters’, will listen to the next level leadership readiness expert telling ‘tales of leadership’ on the 4th day of the event.   SHARJAH – November 1, 2018:   The Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF 2018) will witness Manoj Vasudevan, Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking 2017 from Singapore, offering a free online training program in leadership and public speaking to participants of his interactive session at the 11-day literary event. The 37th edition of SIBF, themed ‘Tale of Letters’, will also listen to the next level leadership readiness expert telling ‘tales of leadership’ to the book lovers. Manoj will deliver his presentation titled “Leader by Design: How to become the leader that others ......read more

    Repton Abu Dhabi, Makes Sustainability Pledge

    Repton Abu Dhabi aims to reduce plastic bottle usage by 340,000 bottles this academic year Other initiatives include creation of an Eco Club focused on conserving energy and reduction of paper and plastic use The Year of Zayed has helped to boost the endeavor and raise awareness amongst students and teachers regarding the importance of sustainability Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (October 28, 2018)   Students at Repton Abu Dhabi are making a commitment to reduce their carbon footprint and save the world’s oceans from the serious effects of plastic pollution.    With the help of their teachers, students have made a series of pledges, and all classes within the school’s Rose and Fry campuses (currently FS1 to Year 9), are taking part in the sustainability initiative which will operate ......read more

    Japan's Leading Universities open its campuses to UAE's Brightest Students

    Quality of education, rigorous scientific research are the advantages of studying in Japan Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2018:  Representatives from six of Japan’s leading universities, including Joshibi University of Art and Design, Kyushu University, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokai University, Tokyo University of Technology and Japanese Language Education Center of Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), are set to entice the UAE’s brightest students to enrol in their institutions when exhibiting at the Japan Pavilion at this year’s NAJAH Abu Dhabi higher education event to be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 31 October till 02 November , 2018.  The Japanese higher-education promotional initiative is spearheaded by JICE ......read more

    KidZania® partners with Mum Mum for ‘Culinary School' that focuses on healthy and nutritious meals

    Dubai, UAE, October 23, 2018:  Emaar Entertainment’s KidZania® Dubai has partnered with Mum Mum, the pioneering, locally-owned company providing healthy and nutritious meals to schools across the UAE, for the ‘Culinary School’ establishment in the children’s city.    The KidZania® Culinary School instructs students on the art and science of food preparation that include the mastery and appreciation of the culinary arts and techniques.    Chefs in the KidZania® Culinary School work as a team, enhancing their reading comprehension, math skills, hand-eye coordination and ability to follow directions while creating culinary masterpieces that they can take home and share. Lessons on nutrition and good hygiene are woven into each activity.   Through the ......read more

    Hundreds of Dubai prison inmates learn meditation and yoga to heal trauma

    International Association for Human Values’ Prison SMART program aims to reach 1,000 inmates in Dubai within a year Globally, more than 700,000 prison inmates in 60 countries have benefited from the program. Dubai, UAE, October 11, 2018:  Hundreds of prison inmates in Dubai have found new optimism to start afresh as they turn to yoga and breathe in positivity and breathe out stress. A unique program, the Prison Stress Management and Rehabilitation Training (Prison SMART), an initiative of the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) and supported by Dubai government’s Community Development Authority,applies healing methods such as yoga, pranayama and other breathing techniques to help prisoners improve their mental and physical health. It aims to make a life-changing difference to people caught up in ......read more

    Mohammad Abdullah, President of Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI)

    Dubai, UAE, October 09, 2018:  “Our mission at Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation is to provide today’s passionate design students with the unique resources to become changemakers of the future. Our education programme has been crafted to disrupt design education and we firmly believe in the concept of the Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations. It is an honor to be involved with the event and we hope that the workshops that our faculty are teaching over the course of the programme will inspire and connect the individuals that will be responsible for shaping the next generation of the UAE.”  

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    MBRU honors medical students who spent their summer in academic and healthcare institutions to be tomorrow's healthcare leaders

    71 medical students in unique program were placed in local and international research and healthcare facilities – from UAE to USA Dubai, 4 October 2018:   Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, MBRU, held an awards ceremony to honor 71 of its medical students who completed the unique Summer Studentship Placement Program in local and international research centers, academic institutions and healthcare facilities. Academic and healthcare institutions supporting the program were also recognized for their support towards the medical students preparing them to be tomorrow’s healthcare leaders. The ceremony was held at the MBRU campus at Dubai Healthcare City. During the ceremony, second and third year medical students showcased their work from their summer studentships in the UAE, ......read more

    ‘Falling Walls Lab Dubai' challenge selects female Emirati student's technique for healing scars for Berlin finals

    Dubai, October 3, 2018:   A novel therapeutic technique that can accelerate healing for scar patients has won the Falling Walls Lab Dubai competition, the regional platform of the global innovation challenge, hosted by Canadian University Dubai (CUD).  Developed by UAE national, Reem AlDhaheri, an undergraduate student of chemical engineering, the innovation now qualifies for the global finals of Falling Walls Lab to be held in Berlin on November 8. Reem was among the shortlisted candidates who took to the stage at CUD to deliver three-minute presentations on their innovations before a panel of judges and an invited audience. Reem was inspired by a friend’s suffering during long-term treatment for a hypertrophic scar (a raised, red scar that occurs due to collagen imbalance at the location of an injury). She ......read more

    The Boston Consulting Group Congratulates Graduates of the Business Analyst Program 2018

    BCG’s Middle East development program nurtures the next generation of talented regional leaders by providing top performing university graduates with the tools, knowledge and leadership skills needed to excel.  Dubai, UAE 30 September, 2018:  The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) celebrated 23 graduates who successfully completed its Business Analyst (BA) Program. BCG’s BA Program invests in young talent from prominent universities in the GCC and globally to support their career development. It is designed to nurture the future generation of GCC leaders by fully integrating BAs into the work of BCG project teams and accelerating personal development through mentorship and formal training. BCG’s Middle East BA program has doubled in size since 2016 – from 18 business analysts in 2016 to 36 recruits ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary with an Exceptional Program of Talks, Screenings, Workshops, and an Exhibition Documenting its History in Abu Dhabi

    Speaker highlights include UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence His Excellency Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Director General of Sandooq Al Watan His Excellency Mohamed Al Qadhi, and Lebanese novelist Elias Khoury, among several others The Institute’s tenth anniversary program will run from October 7 - December 31 Since its inception, The Institute has hosted more than 700 academic conferences and public events, and welcomed over 700 speakers from around the world Abu Dhabi, September 30, 2018:   The NYU Abu Dhabi Institute is pleased to announce an exceptional program of talks, screenings, workshops, and an exhibition free of charge and open to the public to mark its upcoming tenth anniversary on October 7, ......read more

    How To Ensure Your Child's Safety Online

    The information age has brought with it unparalleled access to information, and the incredible ability to communicate freely with people from all over the world. Few could benefit more from this than our children, exposed as they are to any knowledge about the world that they could ever want to discover for themselves. However, such free and open access to knowledge and communication has its drawbacks. A child may be naďve, or otherwise ill-equipped with the perceptiveness necessary to protect themselves from online threats, such as scammers – or worse! On top of that, the addictive nature of social media can lead to the development of problematic behaviour that could lead to very real consequences if left unchecked. To ensure your child's safety online, here at Swiss International School in Dubai, we've prepared a ......read more

    MBRU Holds Third Board of Trustees Meeting Chaired by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Chancellor of MBRU

    MBRU welcomed its largest cohort of medical students to date A 1st for MBRU’s HBMCDM to enroll postgraduate dental students from Kuwait   According to Scopus, MBRU is ranked within the top institutions in UAE in Medicine and Dentistry in just 3 years. Dubai, 25 September 2018:   Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) held its third annual Board of Trustees meeting chaired by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chancellor of MBRU and Chairperson of the Board of Trustees.   The meeting, held at the MBRU campus in Dubai Healthcare City, was attended by Board of Trustees members His Excellency Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health & Prevention, His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of ......read more

    24 High Achieving UAE Students Win Scholarships from the Prestigious Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholars Program

    Participants will travel to Washington, D.C. and New York while also touring major cultural attractions in the two cities   Abu Dhabi, September 25, 2018:   NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has announced the 2018-2019 class of the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholars Program (SMSP), which enhances existing skills of outstanding students in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and provides them with special academic and leadership opportunities.   The Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholars Program, established by NYUAD in conjunction with the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), draws on students in their third and fourth years of study in the UAE’s national institutions of higher learning—United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), Zayed University (ZU), and the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT). ......read more

    Pre-school commits to raising resilient children

    In a first of its kind series, British Orchard Nursery endeavours to help parents who are constantly struggling with the daunting task of raising children in the most appropriate manner Organises a Talk Series to educate parents raise children who can work against all odds to achieve the best for themselves and the society at large September 24, 2018; Dubai UAE:   Addressing the challenges of raising a child in today’s competitive world, British Orchard Nursery invited parents for an interactive session on how to raise a resilient child. The live talk show was the first of the many sessions that the pre-school plans to organise in order to find practical and workable solutions vis-ŕ-vis child-development and to further strengthen the parent-child bond. Titled, “The Resilient Child”, the first show of ......read more

    School children wish their favourite Unimoni Asia Cup 2018 teams good luck

    Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  Unimoni Asia Cup 2018 fever is on in the UAE. This was evident in schools like Bright Riders School, Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Bangladesh Islamia School, Bangladesh Islamia School (RAK), Pakistan School Al Jurf, Indian School (Ajman) and Habitat School (Ajman) where students were seen wishing their favourite team on the large-sized canvas board installed by UAE Exchange, a leading global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand.  

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    KidZone launches a new daycare with ‘under the sea' theme in Ras Al Khaimah

    Ras Al Khaimah, 19 September 2018: KidZone, a preschool managed by Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ), has recently welcomed kids and parents to its new daycare in RAKEZ Business Zone. With an under the sea theme, the new location provides a safe and fun ‘learn through play’ environment for children from three months to three years old. “Would you believe we only had two enrolees when we opened KidZone in 2006? Now, here we are, launching a new daycare to cater to the growing demands of parents throughout Ras Al Khaimah,” said Ramy Jallad, Group CEO of RAKEZ. “It’s amazing how KidZone has quickly become one of the most trusted places by parents. We owe this to our wonderful staff at KidZone who are all passionate about guiding the youngsters through their early learning years. We’re ......read more

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

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

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    Trans World Educational Experiences embarks on a new school season of memorable sports education journeys

    Dubai, UAE, 05 September 2017:  Trans World Educational Experiences (TWEDEX), the region’s only independent provider of tailor-made sports education journeys, has kicked off the 2017/18 academic year with a diverse events programme comprising global and regional tours.   Working closely with schools across the region, TWEDEX creates sports journeys that excite and inspire young minds, provide students with a global-perspective, complement the curriculum, and leave a lasting impact on participants’ future development. To date, TWEDEX has successfully delivered more ......read more

    Dubai Electronic Security Center concludes “Online Safety Skills” summer camp

    Dubai, UAE, September 4, 2017:  Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) hosted a graduation ceremony for the students that attended the “Online Safety Skills” summer camp, which took place on the 8th of August 2017. The program lasted for 3 weeks at the National Institute of Vocational Education located at the Dubai Academic City in collaboration with ICDL Arabia. The content of this camp was chosen as a result of the Center's keenness to build the awareness, skills and abilities necessary to manage the cyber security risks faced by individuals in cyber space. During ......read more

    DM WIMS Medical College completes admission of 50 meritorious students @ Rs5 lakhs on the Day 1 of Spot Admission to MBBS

    Dubai, UAE, September 3, 2017:  50 students with very high NEET ranks breathed a sigh of relief yesterday night when they secured admission to coveted MBBS course at the DM WIMS Medical College, Wayanadu at annual fee of Rs 5 lakhs. The KEAM ranks of the 50 eligible students allotted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations are between 1998 and 4889.  Dr Moopen’s Foundation had announced that these 50 students need not provide bank guarantee and can study at the Annual Fees of Rs 5 lakhs for a period of 5 years, irrespective of the fee being fixed later by authorities. ......read more

    MBBS Admission @Rs.5Lakhs for 50 Students

    29th August 2017 Smt Shylaja Teacher Hon Health Minister Government of Kerala Thiruvananthapuram Sub: Admission @ Rs. 5 lakhs for 50 students for MBBS Dear Hon Health Minister, I understand that many students who underwent counseling with good merit are unable to join due to last minute increase in fees from Rs 5 lakhs to Rs. 11 lakhs. This is very unfortunate as it came as a shock in the last‐minute shattering their dreams. I saw them on the verge of tears while watching media and feel sad. This is to inform you that Dr Moopen’s Foundation has decided to offer ......read more

    UAE emerges as a global destination for education and learning

    Aligning with the country’s vision of building a ¬robust knowledge and innovation driven economy, Masterminds Education wins a Global Award Dubai, August 28th 2017:  Education is a fundamental element for the development of a nation and the best investment in its youth. For that reason, the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda emphasizes the development of a first-rate education system, which will require a complete transformation of the current education system and teaching methods. As such, the Ministry of Education's 10-year development strategy 2010-20 aims at providing ......read more

    Khalifa University of Science and Technology Hosts First National Outreach Seminar on Technical Cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

    National Nuclear Energy Stakeholders Join to Identify Areas for Further Collaboration and Cooperation with the IAEA to Bolster the UAE’s Position as Regional Leader in Nuclear Energy Sector Abu Dhabi-UAE: 28 August, 2017:  Khalifa University of Science and Technology, a research university dedicated to producing world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering, hosted the first National Outreach Seminar on Technical Cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in late August. The seminar was jointly organized at Khalifa University of ......read more

    Education Affairs Office at Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi Launches UAE Media Apprenticeship Programme

    Al Nuaimi: In line with the ‘Year of Zayed’, our goal is to empower national cadres with global expertise Training opportunities for more than 20 Emirati graduates over a period of six months to one year Programme contributes to the UAE National Agenda through strengthening public-private partnerships Has collaborated with 15 partners from diverse media organisations to date Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 August 2017:  In line with the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s declaration of 2018 as the Year of Zayed, the Education Affairs Office ......read more

    Brighton College Abu Dhabi Celebrates Outstanding A Level and GCSE results

    The school is the current leader at A Level results in Abu Dhabi  Students of British Curriculum School Deliver Outstanding Performance in GCSE examinations with even more A* grades Abu Dhabi-UAE: 24 August 2017:  The latest A Level results of Brighton College Abu Dhabi, the first international school of Brighton College UK, have reflected the high academic standards set by the leading school in the United Kingdom. The name Brighton College is synonymous with outstanding academic achievement, and with 43% A* to A grades at A-Level, 70.49% of grades at A* to B and 25% of ......read more

    Dubai Customs graduates batches 10 and 11 of “Customs Cases Diploma”

    Dubai – 23 August 2017:  Customs Cases and Investigation Department at Dubai Customs celebrated the graduation of 6 employees from batches 10 and 11 of its program “Customs Cases Diploma”.  The program covered the unified customs law and different ways of how to tackle and solve customs cases received by Customs Cases and Investigation Department.   This diploma is the first practical course of its kind that deals with customs cases. It is part of Dubai Customs’ strategy to hone employees’ skills and provide them with needed knowledge to ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University hosts talk on ‘Happiness and Positivity'

    Underlines the importance of positivity in facing challenges and seizing opportunities Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 August 2017:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) organized a special talk titled ‘Happiness and Positivity’ on Monday (August 21) by lecturer Fahad Abdallah Haikal, who highlighted the importance of adopting happiness and optimism as core elements of an individual’s lifestyle. Catering to faculty, staff and ADU alumni, the talk was attended by Salem Mubarak Aldhaheri Executive Director of Community Relations at Abu Dhabi University, Deans, Heads of Departments and several ......read more

    Khalifa University of Science and Technology Hosts Orientation for Newly-Enrolled Students

    500 Students from More than 40 Countries Join Merged University that Offers Undergraduate and Graduate Programs across Three Campuses Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 August, 2017:  The Khalifa University of Science and Technology, a research university dedicated to producing world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering, hosted its undergraduate student orientation for about 500 newly-enrolled undergraduate students at its Main Campus from 22-23 August. An orientation program for the University’s new graduate students will be held on 28 August. Earlier this year, ......read more

    5 Reasons Why Strategy is Important

    When we initially began key arranging work once again 20 years back, a customer and great companion said that prevailing in system administration is diligent work. It requires investment, assets, and diverts from the direness of maintaining the everyday business. Today we would thoroughly oppose this idea. Strategy execution to working with more than 200 customers on an extensive variety of technique administration ventures, we have affirmed that there are a large number of advantages to having and working a procedure in associations. Those CEOs and proprietors that perceived the benefit of ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi researchers identify unique UAE green alga with properties that may provide an alternative to palm oil

    Chloroidium alga shows diverse properties that hold potential for reducing rainforest devastation caused by palm oil cultivation Abu Dhabi, August 22, 2017:  Researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) in collaboration with other groups have discovered that the unique genomic traits that allow local green algae to survive in a desert climate may have far-reaching potential for biotechnical applications.  “The alga belongs to the Chloroidium genus, which we repeatedly isolated from various locations in the UAE,” said Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani, associate ......read more

    HBMSU hosts roundtable on enhanced UAE-China economic cooperation to drive success of Belt & Road Initiative

    UAE, August 21, 2017- The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has today (Monday, August 21, 2017) hosted a roundtable on the ‘Belt & Road Initiative’ and Islamic Finance Executive Strategy to promote economic cooperation between China and the UAE in the non-oil commercial and production sectors. The event was held with the support of the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre and provided an opportunity to capitalize on the leading experiences of the UAE in Islamic finance to support China’s ambitious initiative of connecting the economies and trade activities ......read more

    Education in the UAE continues to cost families almost AED 1 million per child new insight from Zurich – Middle East shows

    Parents in the UAE could pay up to AED1 million to fund their child’s education from pre-school through to university UAE children discuss their aspirations for the future Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17th August, 2017:  New insight from Zurich – Middle East has found that the cost of putting one child through education from pre-school through to university costs AED 938,599 (USD 255,749). This marks the second consecutive year that education from pre-school through to university could cost families in the UAE almost AED1 million per child.   The figure ......read more

    Dubai Science Park and Al Jalila Foundation sign MoU to support scientific research and young innovators

    Dubai Science Park and Al Jalila Foundation join forces to enhance science sector in the UAE Latest agreement will help secure funds for research on health issues ranging from cancer to mental health Alliance focuses on supporting innovative research projects  Dubai-UAE: 16 August, 2017:  Dubai Science Park (DSP), a member of TECOM Group and the region’s first business community dedicated to the science sector, and Al Jalila Foundation, the philanthropic organisation that so far supported medical research and educational programmes with AED59 million, today signed ......read more

    17-Year-Old Student Rockets to Athletic and Academic Success through Baseball

    Clocked at 140 km/h, Dubai High School Pitcher’s Fastball Lands Him Division I Athletic Scholarship in the US Dubai, UAE – 14 August 2017:  In a country known more for its bowlers and batsmen on the cricket field, the UAE has just produced its first baseball pitching phenom in Sean Fekete, a Hale Education Group student from American School of Dubai who was recently verbally offered – and has accepted – a Division I baseball scholarship to play at the highest level of intercollegiate US university sports. A rising senior and long-time veteran of the Dubai ......read more

    First-of-its-Kind National Health Study to Enlist 20,000 Emiratis

    NYU Abu Dhabi led UAE Healthy Future Study Partners with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi to Establish Registration and Assessment Center at Region’s Leading Critical Care Hospital Abu Dhabi, August 13, 2017:  An influential new study into the root causes behind high levels of diabetes, obesity, and heart disease in the UAE has established a new registration and assessment center at the region’s leading critical care hospital, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. UAE Nationals interested in taking part in the country’s first UAE Healthy Future Study, which will enlist 20,000 ......read more

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

    Exchange Programme/Partnership Agreed Between Government of Rajasthan and Culture & Knowledge Ministry of UAE UAE based GEMS Education and the Government of Rajasthan announce Elementary Education plan Festival of Education spotlighted India’s Leadership Position as a New World intellectual Capital & Rajasthan as a Knowledge Hub Thought-Leadership Panel Discussions with Change-Makers in India and around the world covering a broad range of sectors, from Education to Entertainment 10th August 2017, UAE & LONDON:   The Government of Rajasthan announced a wide ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Emirates Association for Lawyers and Legal

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 9 August, 2017:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Emirates Association for Lawyers and Legal (EALL). The agreement aims to explore avenues of collaboration between the two parties through organizing a series of academic lectures and seminars on various legal topics, and enhance the exchange of knowledge and experience to benefit society. Dr. Waqar Ahmad, Interim Chancellor of ADU, and Dr. Zayed Saeed Al Shamsi, President of EALL, signed the three-year MoU during a ceremony held at the University’s Dubai campus. Dr. ......read more

    UAE National Undergraduates Experience Life as Researchers in Water, Space and Energy during Masdar Institute Summer Internship

    Six-Week Program Covered Subjects Including Labs and Lessons Relating to Sectors Critical to the UAE’s Sustainable and Innovative Future Abu Dhabi-UAE: 08 August, 2017:  The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a research-driven institution focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced more than 40 undergraduate students, including 25 UAE nationals from local and international universities, were given the opportunity to research and learn about critical topics as part of its annual Summer Research Internship Program. The Masdar Institute is part ......read more

    Lockheed Martin-Mubadala STEM Challenge Selects Finalists

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 6, 2017:  Six UAE-based university teams were selected as finalists for the inaugural UAE Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Payload Design Challenge, a joint program run by Lockheed Martin and Mubadala Investment Company. Launched in March 2017, the year-long initiative challenges university students to design, develop and integrate civilian and industrial applications for Lockheed Martin’s Indago, an unmanned aerial system that is renowned for its endurance and adaptability across diverse sectors including emergency response, national ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University's New Dubai Campus to Offer Internationally Accredited Master's and Doctoral Programs

      Programs accredited by AACSB and EQUIS  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 5 August, 2017:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced the launch of internationally accredited master’s and doctoral programs at its newly opened campus in Dubai in the academic year 2017-18.   All business degree programs offered at ADU’s campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain are locally accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The programs have also earned international accreditations from the US-based ......read more

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

    Workshop encourages technology-driven innovation, teaches children to build mobile app prototypes Sharjah-UAE: 3 August, 2017:  Crescent Enterprises, the UAE-based multinational conglomerate, organised its second Young Entrepreneur Business Camp in collaboration with Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC). The three-day series of workshops focused on building entrepreneurial capabilities and soft skills in children between the ages of eight and 13.  The event was part of the pilot phase of Sharjah’s first entrepreneurship programme dedicated to children, which is a collaborative ......read more

    Al-Jazeera Paints Sponsors a Summer Festival about Sciences and Technology

    In Support of Promising Talents, Programs and Student Activities Dubai, UAE, August 3, 2017:   Asir educational administration, represented by the Scientific Center, is fulfilling several summer activities under the auspices of Al- Jazeera Paints, including the Summer STEM festival with its scientific programs combining between information and scientific entertainment, which will continue until the 11th of current August and will be held at the Asir scientific center in Abha. This festival is a scientific demonstration that offers scientific programs and activities with STEM ......read more

    UOWD's Bachelor in Accountancy program celebrates quadruple accreditation status

    Latest accreditation comes from CPA Australia (Certified Practising Accountants) Dubai, UAE, August 3, 2017:  The Bachelor of Commerce in Accountancy offered by the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), recently celebrated quadruple accreditation status after receiving accreditation from CPA Australia (Certified Practising Accountants). It is the first undergraduate accountancy program in the UAE to receive accreditation from this professional institution adding to the program’s prestigious status. The University’s BCOM in Accountancy program is already accredited ......read more

    Masdar Institute Research to Accelerate Development of High-Efficiency Graphene-Based Membranes

    Findings Reveal Valuable Insights that Could Help Scientists Fine-Tune Optimized Membranes for Sustainable Desalination Abu Dhabi-UAE: 02 August, 2017:   The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology today announced a research breakthrough that provides valuable insights on the development of optimized graphene-based membranes, which aim to make water filtration and desalination more efficient and sustainable. The Masdar Institute is a part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology. The breakthrough was made by a team of researchers led by Dr. Linda Zou, Professor of ......read more

    InfoFort and Emirates College of Technology sign agreement

    Dubai, UAE, August 2, 2017:  InfoFort today entered into a partnership agreement with the Emirates College of Technology to train and provide job opportunities to young Emirati graduates pursuing careers in information management and related fields. Through this partnership, the students will receive hands-on training to develop technical and business skills, in addition to receiving mentorship from InfoFort senior executives and an opportunity to intern at the company. This agreement will also allow the two parties to work closely in applied research projects and help students to ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University attracts students of all nationalities and cultural backgrounds

    Emirati students represented 49% of the University’s student body in the 2016-2017 academic year   University’s academic community reflects UAE’s diversity and tolerance  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 1 August 2017:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU), set to launch a new campus in Dubai with the start of the upcoming fall semester, continues attracting students of diverse nationalities and cultural backgrounds in preparation for the 2017-2018 academic year.   UAE nationals constituted 49% of the total number of students enrolled at ADU’s Abu Dhabi and Al ......read more

    With 150,000 Books Gifted by Sharjah Ruler, Al Qasimia University Library Bears Witness to Emirate's Love of Books

    REGION’S YOUNGEST UNIVERSITY, AL QASIMIA, IS PART OF EMIRATE’S VISION TO PROMOTE TOLERANT TEACHINGS OF ISLAM  Dubai, UAE, July 31, 2017:  As the UAE and the region mark the crowning of Sharjah as the World Book Capital 2019 by Unesco, celebrations at the region’s youngest university, Al Qasimia, have been rather special. Al Qasimia Islamic University came into being as part of the Emirate’s celebrations as the OIC’s Islamic Culture Capital in 2014.  While Sharjah itself is an epitome of the celebration of knowledge, scholarship and the best ......read more

    SUC Has Partnered with IELTS-IDP Education Ltd, UAE

    Dubai, UAE, July 31, 2017:  Skyline University College, Sharjah has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IDP Education-UAE as an Authorized Testing Venue of IELTS Examination for Academic and General Modules on July 30, 2017 at SUC campus. SUC Head of Academics Dr. Mohammad Hasan Saleh Inairat and IDP Education Ltd. Country Director for Gulf States Ms. Rashi Bhattacharya signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations.  The MOU was coordinated by the head of SUC English Language Center Dr. Victoria Verna.  This partnership was made with the aim of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University's “Undergraduate Student Research Scholarship Fund” supports 62 research projects in 2016-2017

    Initiative in line with UAE’s vision to establish diversified knowledge-based economy  Major research domains include technology, health, aviation, smart management  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 29 July, 2017:   Abu Dhabi University’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) awarded research grants to 155 students as part of the “Undergraduate Student Research Scholarship Fund”, resulting in the successful conclusion of 62 research projects during the 2016-2017 academic year. Students at the College of Engineering contributed the highest number of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Gears Up to Receive More Students with Start of New Academic Year

    University hosts more than 7,000 students from 70 nationalities  New Dubai campus to enhance capacity in September 2017  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 27 July, 2017:   Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is gearing up to enroll more students in its undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered across its Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain campuses with the start of the academic year 2017-2018.   Indicating a continuing rise in the demand for quality higher education options in the UAE, ADU witnessed a significant increase in the number of undergraduate students from 3,750 in the ......read more

    Design your life through ESMOD Dubai: September Courses

    Forge an exciting international career in fashion with the region's leading fashion institute.  It has been more than ten years since the ESMOD Dubai was first established in the Middle East, and since then the region's fashion industry has drastically, matured and flourished. It is now an era of the latest trends and brands making their mark in the Middle East, in an ever-evolving industry that yearns for talented individuals to get creative, push the boundaries and carve out unique fashion identities both locally and internationally. For those armed with the potential and ......read more

    Dubai International Academic City Universities Set Sights on Attracting Chinese Students with 600 Scholarships, Grants

    Dubai-UAE: 25 July, 2017:  Select members of the Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) community have announced they will offer 600 scholarships and grants to Chinese students enrolling for the 2017/18 academic year. The move seeks to promote the exchange of intellectual capital between the UAE and China through increasing the numbers of Chinese students pursuing their higher education in Dubai. Participating institutions include Amity University Dubai, Heriot-Watt University Dubai, Middlesex University Dubai, University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), and Edline Training & ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University to inaugurate the new dorm extension by September 2017

    The project represents an AED17.5 million investment in campus facilities  The new addition enhances dormitory capacity by 93 units that can accommodate 144 female students  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 25 July, 2017:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced its plans to inaugurate the new extension to its female dormitory with the start of the 2017-2018 academic year. Designed to cater to the rise in demand for on-campus student housing, which already accommodates 408 students in segregated male and female dorms, the AED17.5 million project adds 93 rooms spanning over 4,200 m2 ......read more

    30% Fee Waiver on Professional Diploma in Teaching at AU

    Ajman, UAE, July 25, 2017:  Ajman University has announced a thirty percent discount for new students enrolling in the Professional Diploma in Teaching offered by the College of Education and Basic Science. The program begins with the new academic year 2017-2018. Teaching is an art and a skill that the UAE government encourages on a professional level. This program aims to equip undergraduates with a diploma that qualifies them to pursue a career in teaching, regardless of their earlier qualification. To be a teacher is a prestigious job but it brings with it the responsibility ......read more

    High flyers awarded scholarship placements at Hartland International School

    Scholarship programme at Dubai school commences as part of the school’s UAE Year of Giving initiative United Arab Emirates, Dubai July 23, 2017:  In the spirit of ‘The Year of Giving’, Hartland International School, a British curriculum school, has awarded full scholarships to three high achieving students residing in the UAE. The Year of Giving, outlined by the UAE government, intends to celebrate the virtues of giving and cement philanthropy in the heart of the nation. In line with this, Hartland International School celebrates giving through rewarding ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Engineering Faculty and StartAD Managing Director Ramesh Jagannathan Named Rhodes Trust Inspirational Educator

    Abu Dhabi, July 19, 2017: NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Research Professor of Engineering, Vice Provost for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and startAD Managing Director Ramesh Jagannathan has been awarded the 2017 Rhodes Trust Inspirational Educator Award. The Inspirational Educator Award aims to highlight prodigious teaching from around the world. Rhodes Scholars are invited to nominate exceptional mentors who have had a profound influence on their lives before they received their scholarships.  The Rhodes Scholarship is a postgraduate award supporting exceptional students from around ......read more

    Masdar Institute's High-Performance Solar Absorber Aims to Make Solar Thermal Power Generation More Efficient and Affordable in the UAE

    Developed with MIT, Innovative Breakthrough Enables Highly Efficient Sunlight Absorption Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19, July, 2017:  The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology today announced the development of a high-performance solar absorber that could make solar thermal technologies significantly more efficient. Masdar Institute is part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology. The solar absorber, developed with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), features an ultrathin nanocomposite film made of silver and silica, topped with silver nanoparticles. It absorbs ......read more

    VFS Edu Support Services partners with Oxademy to launch world's first ‘AI-based' online learning programmes for students

    Dubai, UAE, July 19, 2017:  VFS Edu Support Services Pvt. Ltd., the education services arm of VFS Global, today announced a partnership with award-winning UK-based Edtech Oxademy Technologies and its subsidiary Oxademy Business School to form the new global digital learning platform ‘VFS-Oxademy’.  VFS-Oxademy will offer a first-of-its-kind knowledge-driven artificial intelligence (AI) cloud infrastructure called OX360 which identifies each learner's strengths and weaknesses and generates learning paths based on individual learner’s behaviour, personalising ......read more

    HBMSU model for innovative learning under spotlight at International Forum on ICT and Education 2030

    UAE, July 18, 2017 –  Dr. Mansour Al Awar, Chancellor of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and the Chairman of the Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE), called on the necessity to urgently move forward towards smart education to transform the future of education and secure learning opportunities for all. Such a move supports the fourth objective of United Nations Sustainable Development Plan 2030 to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all.’ Dr. Al Awar made the appeal during his keynote ......read more

    September sizzles at ESMOD Dubai with new courses

    Forge an exciting international career in Fashion Marketing, Luxury Brand Management, Fashion Buying, Footwear, and Professional Fashion Makeup at ESMOD Dubai, the French Fashion Institute.   Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2017:  Passionate about fashion? A love for clothing and accessories is one thing, but if you're someone who actually wants to work in the fashion industry, you'll probably know about it. You'll read the magazines, follow the fashion weeks, watch the bloggers and instagrammers, and your love of fashion will play a defining role of who you are. Yet working ......read more

    First Cohort of Students Graduates from Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies' Banking Insurance Program

    Course Witnesses Participation of 160 Professionals from Union National Bank and RAKBANK  Dubai-UAE: 17 July, 2017:  The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), a regional leader in banking and finance education and training, witnessed the graduation of the first batch of participants of its banking insurance training program. The 160 outgoing students included 85 employees of Union National Bank and 75 employees of RAKBANK. The specialized insurance training program focuses on bancassurance, or insurance in financial services, and aligns with the federal ......read more

    Dubai Customs' nursery and Daycare graduates 22 children

    Dubai, UAE, July 16, 2017:  Dubai Customs’ Nursery and Daycare celebrated graduating its ninth batch of children for 2017. 22 children received their certificates in the presence of Engineer Khawlah Al Solis, Director of Administrative Affairs Department, Khalid Mohammed Al Swaidi, Senior Manager, Administrative Affairs Department and a number of employees and parents.  The graduation ceremony started with the national anthem followed by a recitation from the Holy Quran. The event included a show performed by the kids and a graduation English song.   Al Solis ......read more

    UOWD is Named Occupational English Test (OET) Venue for Healthcare Professionals

    The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has become an official centre for the Occupational English Test (OET), an English language test for healthcare professionals in Dubai. The tests will take place once a month starting from August. OET (Occupational English Test) is an Australian-developed English language test which assesses language communication skills of healthcare professionals. It provides assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – through test material designed to reflect real healthcare scenarios.  Felix ......read more

    Aga Khan's Diamond Jubilee marks 60 years of a commitment to faith, pluralism and improved quality of life

    Gouvieux, France, 11 July 2017: Tomorrow, on 11 July 2017, His Highness the Aga Khan will mark his Diamond Jubilee, or 60th year as the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the world’s Shia Ismaili Muslims. This worldwide celebration brings together the global Ismaili community, partners of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), and government and faith community leaders in over 25 countries. 11 July begins a year of milestone announcements by the Aga Khan for a global commitment to partnerships based on the principles of ethics in action, peace and pluralism. Over the past ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Allocates AED136 Million in Scholarships and Financial Aid

    1,200 students benefit from AED20 million in scholarships and financial aid from Abu Dhabi University this academic year  University earmarks around AED12 million following announcement of UAE Year of Giving 2017 Bin Harmal: “Scholarships and financial aid reflect ADU’s strategy and belief in corporate social responsibility and national duty” Abu Dhabi-UAE: 11 July, 2017:  Throughout the academic year 2016 – 2017, Abu Dhabi University has offered more than AED20 million in scholarships and financial aid to around 1,200 academically gifted and ......read more

    Masdar Institute Completes Critical Design Review of its CubeSat Program

    Review Marks Milestone for Masdar Institute, YahSat and Orbital ATK Collaboration to Launch MYSAT-1 Satellite into Space by 2018 Abu Dhabi-UAE: 10 July 2017:  The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology has announced that its CubeSat development program, MYSAT-1, has completed its critical design review (CDR), marking a key milestone for the University’s space systems and technology program, which was designed with support from Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and global aerospace manufacturer and defense industry leader Orbital ATK. Masdar Institute is part ......read more

    Aldar Academies' International Baccalaureate Diploma graduates smash world average results for a second year

    For the second consecutive year, graduates of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme at Aldar Academies Al Bateen Academy have smashed the diploma’s world average point score. Students of the leading private international school in Abu Dhabi achieved an average point score of 32.3, comfortably surpassing the world average of 30.    Of the graduating students, five performed exceptionally to secure a point score above 40 out of a possible 45. They included twins Marius and Saulius Pakstys (Lithuania) who achieved 43 and 41 points respectively, alongside ......read more

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