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    GEMS Education students shine with excellent A-Level examination results

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15, August 2019:   GEMS Education students in the UAE celebrated this morning outstanding results achieved during the A-Level examinations.   This year, GEMS students in the UAE have once again exceeded expectations. Nearly 600 students sat over 1700 A Level examinations.     Across all GEMS school, 33% of entries achieved an A* or A grade. A particular highlight was Jumeirah College who again celebrate outstanding results, in over 420 examinations 16 per cent achieved an A* grade and 47 per cent achieved an A* or A grade. Of the 140 students sitting A Levels in the school, 30 achieved all A* or A grades.   These incredible results break records again at Jumeirah College. In over 420 examinations 16% were at A* and 47% were at A* or A grade. There ......read more

    British Orchard Nursery collaborates with Department of Finance to open its 22nd branch in the UAE

    The preschool aims to raise the happiness level for working mothers by bringing nursery education for their little ones at their doorstep Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14, August 2019:  Dubai, UAE  UAE’s largest preschool chain, British Orchard Nursery has collaborated with the Department of Finance to open a nursery at the DOF headquarters in His Highness the Ruler’s Court. The preschool aims to raise the happiness level among its employees and create a work-life balance for working mothers by bringing their little ones closer to their workplace, while providing the latter with premium nursery education.  Abdulrahman Saleh Al Saleh, DOF Director General, and Abdullah bin Zayed Al Falasi, Director General of the Dubai Government Human Resources Department, both cut the ceremonial ribbon, in the ......read more

    GEMS Education offers up some expert ways to get your children to read in the late summer months

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  08, August 2019:   For most parents, summer’s lengthy days and slower pace, lends itself well for children to be lost in the pleasure of imaginative books. In reality the kids tend to try and avoid summer reading, considering it to be ‘homework.’   Michelle Forbes, Principal, GEMS Al Barsha National School for Girls shares some insightful tips on how to encourage children to head to the bookshelf or download material via a reading app, to become engrossed in stories beyond gaming and television.    1. Be a reading role model   Children tend to take cues from adults. Parents need not be avid readers themselves, only a simple effort is required to pick up a book so that younger and impressionable family members are seen reading daily. ......read more

    Applications now open for Emirati startup incubation program, Ibtikari

    ● Organized by Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) and startAD, Ibtikari 5.0 will incubate twelve startups founded by UAE nationals ● Six teams will have the opportunity to work with global experts and corporate partners, win a grant worth AED 10,000 from KFED, and be considered for further funding upon completion of the program   Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 30, 2019:  startAD, the Abu Dhabi based global accelerator powered by Tamkeen and anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED), has opened applications for Ibtikari 5.0, an intensive five-month incubation program aimed at helping UAE nationals advance their tech startups. Registration is available here and the deadline to apply is September 5, 2019.   The program will commence on ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi announces recipients of 2020 Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholarship for Outstanding High School Students

    Abu Dhabi, July 28, 2019 – Thirty-two high-achieving secondary school students have been selected to participate in the rigorous 18-month NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Summer Academy enrichment program as recipients of the 2020 Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholarship for Outstanding High School Students.   Now in its ninth year, the program offers an immersive educational experience that prepares Abu Dhabi-based Emirati students for entry into top-tier English-language universities throughout the world — including NYUAD. The students were selected based on consideration of their academic achievement, English-language comprehension, motivation to attend college, leadership and interpersonal skills, and potential for growth and improvement.   The program curriculum focuses on the development of critical thinking, ......read more

    Holding the door: Researchers journey to Greenland to investigate mechanisms controlling ice sheet collapse

    New radar technology allowed geoscientists from the University of South Florida (USF) and New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) to look at Greenland’s dynamic ice-ocean interface – Earth’s last frontier Abu Dhabi, UAE – July 21, 2019: Greenland’s land mass of more than 2.1 million km2 is largely covered with glaciers, and their melting fuels as much as one-fifth of global sea-level rise. That’s why a team of USF and NYUAD geoscientists’ new discovery of a mechanism that allows these glaciers to collapse into the sea has special significance for the low-lying coastal areas, such as the ones in the UAE. In a new research published in Nature Communications, USF geoscientists Tim Dixon and Surui Xie, along with co-authors David Holland, Irena Vaňková, and Denis Voytenko at NYU and NYU ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai partners with hospitality industry players to boost tourism sector skills

    Goal: Meet the demand expected to be triggered by Dubai’s 2025 target to attract 25 million visitors annually   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:  ​ Canadian University Dubai has recently joined forces with two more leading names in the hospitality industry to help boost the skills supply to the UAE tourism sector as Dubai prepares to attract 25 million visitors by 2025. Under the two new agreements, the University will collaborate with Copthorne Hotel Dubai, a member of the Millennium Hotels Group, and Ibis Styles Hotels Jumeirah, to foster education-industry initiatives that will help increase workforce capacity in support of the Dubai Tourism Strategy.  The goal to become the most visited city in the world was revealed last year by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid ......read more

    Dubai-Based Schools Operator GEMS MENASA Assigned Preliminary 'B' Ratings; Outlook Stable

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14 July  2019:  GEMS MENASA (GEMS) is the largest K-12 schools operator in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with EBITDA margins of about 30%-35% and good cash flow visibility. The company proposes to fully refinance its capital structure through the issuance of $1,650 million term loan B and senior secured notes, leading to an opening leverage of adjusted debt to EBITDA of about 7.5x in fiscal 2019. We are assigning our preliminary 'B' ratings to GEMS and to the company's secured first-lien loan and bond. The stable outlook reflects our view of broadly stable EBITDA margins and positive free operating cash flow (FOCF) generation, with expected S&P Global Ratings-adjusted debt to EBITDA of 6.5x-7.0x in 2020.    

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    First results from Arc Skills' programme show how gamification can transform education in UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14 July  2019:  Arc Skills, the world’s first lifelong learning company, has developed a unique gamified programme to teach a comprehensive set of 21st century skills in UAE schools, and it is showing its first, extremely positive, results. Every one of the 1,200 children taught across nine UAE schools – including Our Own English High School, Al Ain; GEMS Modern Academy; and GEMS New Millennium – has developed new competencies through the programme. The UAE-based company’s SOAR Skills 21 programme utilises engaging team activities, interactive quizzes, technology and gamification to immerse students in an alternate world of superheroes and supervillains to teach skills such as self-management, communication, collaboration and problem solving.  In a ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai joins Silk-Road Universities Network

    Top CUD officials invited to attend the Network’s 5th General Assembly in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in September  Dubai, July 11, 2019:  Canadian University Dubai (CUD) is among the newest members of the Silk-Road Universities Network, an innovative transnational higher education association that aims to foster peace and understanding through cultural activities, arts, heritage preservation and research. Established in 2015, the Network consists of over 70 international institutions along the lines of the historic Silk Road, spanning Europe, the Middle East and Asia. It seeks to promote the exchange of ideas between intellectuals, culminating in decisive actions that transcend national, religious, and cultural boundaries.  Through education and training, the universities within the network are committed to ......read more

    GEMS Education students excel in IB exams

    • Students outperform international averages and achieve outstanding results across the board • Two students (GEMS Modern Academy and GEMS Wellington International School) achieve full marks putting them in top performing 1% across the world.   • GEMS Educations students’ average pass rate of 94 per cent • Best ever results for GEMS Education      Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  06 July  2019:   GEMS Education students studying International Baccalaureate (IB) have continued to perform above international averages, as confirmed by the latest IB examination results released on 5 July 2019. This year’s cohort achieved the best ever results for GEMS Education, in terms of both pass rate and average points.   The students’ ......read more

    GEMS Education schools are first in the UAE to be awarded High Performance Learning (HPL) World Class School status

    • Jumeirah College, GEMS Royal Dubai School, Jumeirah Primary School and GEMS Wellington International School join the elite list of schools to be awarded the prestigious standing. • Only thirteen schools worldwide have been accredited, four of which are GEMS Education schools.  • Schools met demanding standards to complete HPL’s rigorous 2-year World Class School Award scheme   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  30 June 2019:     GEMS Education schools are the first in the UAE, and four of only thirteen schools worldwide, to have been accredited as High Performance Learning (HPL) World Class Schools. Jumeirah College, Royal Dubai School, Jumeirah Primary School and GEMS Wellington International School have been recognised with the prestigious status based on their exceptional ......read more

    UAEU professor looks at cultural struggles experienced by social workers

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 27 June 2019:  As a black African British academic, and social worker, Dr Prospera Tedam used her background to research struggles experienced by social workers in the United Kingdom when working with people from different culture and ethnic backgrounds. The assistant professor in social work at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) recently published a book, in collaboration with a professor from Nottingham, entitled Cultural Diversity in Child Protection. Cultural Competence in Practice. “One of the key issues we find in social work practice in the UK is that some social workers struggle when they are working with families, children and clients from black and minority ethnic background,” she explained. “They struggle in the sense that it can be difficult for them to ......read more

    GEMS Education schools partner with Dubai Cares to raise AED 500,000 for charity

    The Millennium School along with GEMS Jumeirah Primary School raised over AED 320,000 and AED 160,000 respectively in support of Dubai Cares’ ‘Adopt a School’ initiative     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 26 June 2019:   Two GEMS Education schools, The Millennium School and GEMS Jumeirah Primary School have collectively raised AED 500,000 for Dubai Cares ‘Adopt a School’ initiative, which will go towards the establishment of new community-based schools in Nepal and Cambodia.   His Excellency, Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares said: “It’s overwhelming to see students from The Millennium School and GEMS Jumeirah Primary School, come together to help enable their peers in other parts of the world to flourish in their educational journey. ......read more

    Child Obesity and Plastic Pollution, How Parents and Schools can Fight Both Battles – Easily!

     Child obesity and plastic pollution are of grave concern in the UAE  School lunch box delivery service, Petit Gourmet, offers nutritional eating with zero-waste, positively influencing child health and the environment 26 June 2019, Dubai, UAE:  The threats are real. In the UAE, child obesity and plastic pollution are affecting our lives and those of future generations. However, they can be slowed or stopped, and it starts locally.  Luckily, parents and schools can positively influence children’s health and environmental choices now to impact their future lives. Children’s fun, healthy, sustainable and hassle-free lunch box delivery service, Petit Gourmet, tackles both problems head-on with gusto and a French-twist, ready for the new Dubai academic school year 2019-20. A recent study ......read more

    ADU celebrates another year of success following 2020 QS World University Rankings

    • The university increased its global ranking by 3% • ADU moved from the third to the second global position for international faculty • Academic reputation and citations per faculty were the other two indicators that showcased significant progress   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:  Showcasing the results of its achievements in the last year, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has once again been named among the top 701-750 universities globally, according to the prestigious 2020 QS World University Rankings. The internationally accredited institution also increased its global ranking by 3% as showcased in this year’s results.   The recently released rankings demonstrate ADU’s focus on academic quality, research and international faculty, as shown in the increase in the ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah seeks to educate its youth through Artificial Intelligence project

    RAK Academy and the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research team up for discounted coding boot camps June 25 2019, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates:  Ras Al Khaimah is ensuring its young people and professionals are up to speed with the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) by launching discounted summer boot camps.  RAK Academy, in cooperation with the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research, has recently launched RAK-a-CODE, which aims to improve people’s knowledge and expertise in Computer Science, Machine Learning and AI. Sponsored by RAK Economic Zone (RAKEZ), this initiative is in line with the UAE Governments goal of adopting AI and its uses in various key strategic sectors. AI is expected to become a US$300 billion (AED1.1 trillion) global ......read more

    GEMS Education launches break-through app ‘GEMS Connect' for parents

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:   As part of its commitment to establish an end-to-end parent engagement platform for enhanced customer journeys, GEMS Education has launched its very own parent app, GEMS Connect for Apple and Android devices.    Designed to address the needs of existing as well as potential parents, GEMS Connect eases parents’ ability to interact with schools for a host of administrative services and information.    The intuitive app enables unified access to all matters related to GEMS Education schools and the wider ecosystem, such as the ability to procure products and services. The comprehensive dashboard provides parents with a holistic overview of all student-related information under one single umbrella.    Key features include the ability ......read more

    ADU's engineering students build practical skills during site visit to the new Al Ain campus

    Abu Dhabi—23 June 2019: In an effort to encourage practical work experience, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) organized visits to the new Al Ain campus construction site for civil engineering students and members of the ADU community from other Colleges. The aim of the technical visits was to provide the students with first-hand experience in working on-site and provide insight into the new campus’s state-of-the-art facilities. The exercise also bridged the gap between theoretical engineering concepts taught during lectures and applying these notions in real life. Furthermore, the other site visits were conducted for students from different colleges to note the progress of the Al Ain campus. Commenting on the visit, Dr. Mohamed Fteiha, Interim Director of the Al Ain campus, said, “These technical visits to our new Al ......read more

    GEMS Education participates in UK MENA Education Summit

    Global Chief Education Officer of GEMS Education Sir Christopher Stone chaired the summit and delivered keynote address  Sir Christopher Stone also led and spoke at ‘Understanding the Regulatory Nuances of Operating in KSA and UAE’ panel in the Summit      June 20, 2019 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates: GEMS Education participated in the UK Middle East Education Summit, a platform that brought together high-profile speakers, decision makers, Middle East officials and representatives of trade bodies, held at RSA in London.    The Summit was chaired by Global Chief Education Officer of GEMS Education Sir Christopher Stone, who also led a K-12 panel on ‘Understanding the Regulatory Nuances of Operating in KSA and UAE’, which evaluated the regulatory framework in KSA and ......read more

    GEMS Education wins at ‘Loyalty Magazine Awards 2019'

    • GEMS Rewards programme named the ‘Regional Loyalty Champion of the Year’ for Middle East and Africa  • The programme gets recognised for delivering significant value and purpose    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 19 June 2019:  GEMS Education, the leading K-12 school operator has won at the prestigious ‘Loyalty Magazine Awards 2019’ under the Middle East and Africa category for its GEMS Rewards loyalty programme, and named the ‘Regional Loyalty Champion of the Year’ for Middle East and Africa.    The award was collected by Elmarie Venter, Chief Enrolment, Marketing, Communications and Corporate Relations at GEMS Education and Sugam Bhasin, Vice President - Marketing at GEMS Education at a gala ceremony held in the Pavilion, Tower of London, ......read more

    Jumeirah College Dubai celebrates remarkable ‘Graduation Day'

    • Outstanding school in Dubai gives heart-warming send-off to 140 high school students  • Families and friends come together to celebrate Graduation Day as students get placed at leading international universities   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 June 2019:   Over 140 students from Jumeirah College Dubai took their walk across the stage to accept their certificates at a grand Graduation Ceremony held in the presence of royal guests, school management, teaching staff and families. Special guests included His Highness Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, whose son Sheikh Khalifa Bin Saeed Al Maktoum is in the graduating year. Also present was Dino Varkey, Chief Executive Officer of GEMS Education.    Rated as an Outstanding school for nine consecutive years, Jumeirah ......read more

    Begin a new journey at Middlesex University Dubai this September

    There’s still time to apply and discover a truly unique learning experience Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 June 2019:   As another academic year nears to a close, Middlesex University Dubai encourages students exploring their options for higher education to apply for its September 2019 intake and discover a learning experience tailored to meet your needs.   The University provides a Quality UK Degree and a truly unique student experience, with a vibrant campus life - home to over 3,200 students from across more than 100 nationalities, facilitating the exchange of ideas, perspectives, and cultures on a global scale.  With a range of foundation pathways, undergraduate, and postgraduate programmes available, the University introduces students to a world of possibilities and opportunities right ......read more

    Emirates Post invites young people to enter international letter writing competition'

    Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) annual competition champions the art of writing amongst schoolchildren Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 June 2019:  Emirates Post, the leading postal and express delivery provider in the region, is encouraging schoolchildren to rediscover the art of letter writing by entering the UPU International Letter Writing Competition.  Now in its 48th year, the prestigious competition is organised by Emirates Post as part of the global activity of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a United Nations body that oversees the world’s post. Since 1971, the UPU has invited young writers aged between 10-15 years old to write letters on a given theme to be in with a chance of winning exciting prizes. “Write a letter to your hero” is the inspirational theme of the 2019 competition, ......read more

    Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development Calls on Citizens to Participate in Education Survey

    The deadline for returning the questionnaire is June by 20, 2019 Sharjah, 12 June 2019:  As the deadline for participating in the Sustainable Education Survey 2019 nears, the Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD) has called on Emirati Sharjah citizens to respond to the survey by submitting the completed questionnaires by June 20, 2019 at the latest. The survey has been launched in cooperation with the University of Sharjah (UoS). According to DSCD, the survey aims at collecting and analysing data on the educational qualifications of Emirati Sharjah citizens in the Emirate. The study is focused on those who hold a diploma, higher diploma, bachelor's or master's degree or Ph.D. or equivalent degree. It also includes students who have graduated from High school recently and wish to pursue ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Education and Training
     
    Dubai's leading school operator to launch Affordable IB School in Dubai- Ambassador International Academy (AIA)

    •         Due to open in September, new Ambassador International Academy (AIA) will offer English and International Baccalaureate curriculums Dubai, July 11, 2019: Dubai’s leading operator of schools to launch Dubai’s first affordable International Baccalaureate (IB) school, built on education excellence with global quality standards and benchmarked against the best schools in the world. Fees at IB schools in Dubai average AED 52,800 in the Kindergarten and AED 65,600 in the Primary.  At Ambassador International Academy (AIA Dubai), the ......read more

    Salama Preventive Training Institute begins training programs on fire prevention and occupational safety and health

    June 18, 2019: H.E. Eng. Sheikh Khalid Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman, Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority has emphasized the utmost importance of conducting preventive training recently, noting that: “The launch of a training Salama Preventive Training Institute seeks to meet the need for quality training, which is a necessity for workplace safety and one of the most important provisions to prevent work accidents. The initiative follows the directive of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to consider ‘human ......read more

    Ministry of State for FNC Affairs Launches Forum Titled ‘Political Empowerment in the UAE'

    The event is organised in collaboration with the Federal National Council and the Higher Colleges of Technology.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 10 June 2019:   The inaugural edition of the “Political Empowerment in the UAE” forum was launched today, organised by the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs (MFNCA) and the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) in five emirates.   The Forum is part of the Ministry’s initiatives that seek to promote a culture of political participation among UAE citizens. Using ......read more

    Dubai Cares supports 3-year teacher training program in Ghana to boost early childhood education

    • Program addresses the need to improve the quality of teaching practices among KG teachers • 7,420 teachers to directly benefit from the AED 1,722,872 (USD 469,000) program      Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 9 June 2019:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced its support to a three-year teacher training program in Ghana to upgrade kindergarten (KG) education and enable KG schoolchildren to flourish in primary school. The AED 1,722,872 (USD 469,000) program, in partnership with Sabre ......read more

    Ivy League inspired Summer Camp for Dubai Kids

    United Arab Emirates 26 May 2019:   Ivy Camps USA has partnered with Esol Education to bring its first-rate summer camp to Dubai, for children ages 5-12. Hosted at the state-of-the-art Dunecrest American School near Al Barari, Ivy Camps USA combines diverse academic and fun activities to offer an innovative educational experience led by an elite team of instructors hailing from the world's top universities.   Ivy Camps USA’s comprehensive programming empowers campers to think creatively, build self-confidence and discover their true passions. The curriculum was ......read more

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

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

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

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

    NYU Abu Dhabi students awarded prestigious global scholarships

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Getting Exam Ready During Ramadan

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

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

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

    EEG Environemtnal Drawing Competition 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    UAEU researcher refines literacy in the 21st century

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

    GIIS, Abu Dhabi, announces Scholarship Programmes for Higher Education

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

    Student Showcase 2019 Returns to Manarat Al Saadiyat

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

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