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    Distinguished Global Schools Break New Ground in Dubai

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 21 June, 2017 – Educators, investors and key members of the construction teams gathered in Dubai to mark the start of construction on the latest addition to the city’s burgeoning education sector. Brighton College and Dwight Schools International are working together in creating a brand-new campus in Al Barsha South, Dubai, as well as a Centre of Excellence for Arabic Language, Arts and Culture that will be shared by the students of both schools. In addition, the Centre will also welcome interested visitors from the wider community. The new schools have commenced construction following final approval by the KHDA in Dubai, with the appointment of Airolink International Construction LLC as the main contractor, one of the emirates’ leading contractors for such projects. Sameh Muhtadi, CEO of Bloom ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Attends First Graduation Ceremony of Brighton College Al Ain

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 20 June, 2017 – Brighton College Al Ain (BCAA), managed by Bloom Education, organized the graduation ceremony of its first cohort of graduating pupils on June 15, 2017.  His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court and a member of the Executive Council, attended the ceremony and awarded the graduates their certificates before an audience that comprised peers, faculty and families.  Henning Fries at Bloom Education, said: “On behalf of Bloom Education we are exceptionally proud of the first graduating class at BCAA. We are confident that BCAA graduates will make their mark in the world and we wish them tremendous success in whatever path they decide to pursue.”   Dr Kenneth Greig, BCAA Headmaster, said: “We are proud of our ......read more

    New American School for Dubai in 2018 by Esol Education

    Leading international school operator to add 1500 seats to K-12 education landscape in Dubai, with another launch planned for Bahrain in 2019 June 20, 2017, Dubai:  Leveraging its 40-year track record of establishing and operating reputable international schools in the MENA region and beyond, Esol Education will open a new American school in Dubai in September 2018, and another in Bahrain in 2019.  The new Dubai school, located near the Al Barari and Living Legends developments in Dubailand, will follow in Esol Education’s tradition of providing a challenging educational program delivered by a talented and dedicated faculty in a caring student-centered environment.   The move underscores the organization’s commitment to developing a high level of education in Dubai and the region, in keeping with its ......read more

    UOWD student wins Best Paper award for research on Soft Power in UAE at international at academic conference

    The winning research was on “Films as a soft power source for the UAE” Dubai, 20 June 2017:  Hollye Enser, Master of Media & Communication student at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) recently won the Best Paper award at the International Conference on Education, Humanities and Management (ICEHM). In a close competition with senior professors, who also presented their research papers at the conference, Hollye presented the winning paper on “Films as a soft power source for the UAE”. Hollye, along with Nour Al Hossni, Iman Ismail, Mitri Hajjar and Maitha Shuhail, fellow students of the media program, presented their research papers at the conference covering a variety of topics such as ‘An evaluation of Linkedin as a recruitment tool in the UAE”, and ‘The interest in ......read more

    Memorandum of Understanding Signed Between Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre has Signed a with University of Dubai

    The MoU aims to build Emirati cadres that will support developing a unique UAE space sector June 19, 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates To strengthen links of cooperation between educational institutions in the UAE and centre’s specialized in advanced technology, science and space, The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with University of Dubai (UD). The MoU aims to develop and qualify national human resources capable of working in space science technology sector, and thereby contribute to the development of sector in the United Arab Emirates. The MoU was signed by H.E. Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General of MBRSC and H.E. Dr. Eesa Bastaki, President of University of Dubai, in the presence of a number of executive officials from the Centre and the ......read more

    Skyline University College Conducted Health and Wellness Program

    Dubai, UAE, June 19, 2017:  The first series of Health and Wellness was held at Skyline University College on May 24, 2017. The event was designed to sensitize the students on emerging health concerns through lectures, discussion and medical check-up among the students, staff and faculty. Medical Practitioners from NMC, Sharjah and Dr. Sunny Medical moderated and sponsored the inaugural event. The event highlighted and focused on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) mainly cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes.  Dr. Sanjit representing Sunny Medical clinic observed that non-communicable conditions account for nearly two-thirds of deaths globally, worse than HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and all other infectious diseases combined. Whereas there are numerous programs created to address ......read more

    AUS College of Engineering Announces Three Endowed Chairs

    Sharjah, UAE, Monday, June 19, 2017- The College of Engineering (CEN) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) announced today three endowed chairs for faculty members to honor their efforts in teaching and mentorship, research and services. As an institution of higher education, AUS recognizes the continued contributions of its faculty members and endows chairs to push the frontiers of their scholarship and to propel research in addition to developing collaboration with international scholars. “These three endowed chairs at the College of Engineering reinforce our commitment to appreciate and promote quality research at AUS. I am grateful to the sponsors for their support in helping our faculty members pursue valuable team-based research projects in various important areas,” said Dr. Björn Kjerfve, Chancellor of ......read more

    UAE Teachers Participate in Honeywell Educators at Space Academy Astronaut Training Program in the United States

    Unique Partnership Between Honeywell and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Provides Teachers from 33 Countries and 45 U.S. States and Territories with New Techniques to Engage Students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program Has Helped Inspire the Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers Since 2004; More Than 3 Million Students Worldwide Have Benefited  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 18, 2017:  Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and long-term partner, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC), are welcoming four UAE-based teachers amongst 200 middle school teachers from 33 countries and 45 U.S. states and territories to the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy (HESA). Over the course of two consecutive weeks, from June 14 to 27, teachers will experience a unique opportunity to re-ignite their passion ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai signs MoU with Ryerson University to Launch Unique New Program

    Bachelor in Creative Industries will be the maiden offering from the university’s new Faculty of Communication and Design  Dubai, UAE, June 18, 2017:  Canadian University Dubai, in partnership with Ryerson University’s Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) are set to launch an exciting new program focused on leadership in the creative industries.    The Bachelor in Creative Industries will combine creativity with business acumen to create a cadre of highly qualified students capable of leading the quickly expanding arts and culture industry in the UAE and abroad. The program will be officially launched once it attains accreditation from the UAE’s Ministry of Education.  The new program will be the first offering from the newly established FCAD at Canadian University Dubai which has ......read more

    Masdar Institute Hosts Workshop on Building a Lunar Rover at Yahsat Space Lab

    Yahsat and TeamIndus Lead Initiative at Masdar Institute to Teach Students and Engineers how to Construct a Robotic Lunar Rover Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18, June, 2017:  The Yahsat Space Lab at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology hosted a workshop on how to build a lunar rover capable of exploring the moon’s rocky terrain, led by TeamIndus ‒one of five teams competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE. The workshop was held at Masdar Institute, which is part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology. TeamIndus was able to share invaluable expertise as one of five finalist teams to receive verification and approval of their launch contract from the US$30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE ‒ a competition to challenge and inspire engineers, entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world to develop low-cost ......read more

    H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Receives the Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the American University in Cairo

    In recognition of his generous giving to support education in the Arab world Dubai, United Arab Emirates – June 18, 2017:  The American University in Cairo (AUC) awarded yesterday the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters to H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education and CEO of Mashreq Bank, in recognition of his dedication to transforming the educational landscape and providing learning opportunities for deserving students throughout the Arab world. H.E. received the honorary degree during the commencement ceremony of AUC undergraduate students, in the presence of 4,000 people including 634 graduates and their families, the AUC board of trustees, president, cabinet and faculty, as well as representatives from government, the private sector and philanthropy. In his commencement ......read more

    Nursery children bring smiles on the faces of labourers

    British Orchard Children distributed Iftar packages and toiletries to blue collar workers to celebrate the spirit of giving June 18, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Young children at British Orchard Nursery celebrated the spirit of generosity in Ramadan by making and distributing Iftar packages to the labourers across different areas in the city. The initiative aimed to inculcate a sense of social responsibility, compassion and care in children. The Iftar boxes were prepared by children under the guidance of teachers to spread happiness and to learn the art of giving.   Children gifted toiletries such as shower gel, comb, bar of soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, face towel, etc. to the labours. Appreciating the concept of sharing fridge initiative, the little ones also kept food, water and juices in the refrigerators that ......read more

    AUS Strengthens Leadership Team

    - New Provost & Advancement Director Appointed Sharjah, UAE. Saturday, June 17, 2017— American University of Sharjah (AUS) has strengthened its leadership team by appointing two new senior officials. AUS Chancellor Dr. Björn Kjerfve announced today the appointment of Dr. Susan Karamian as the university’s new Provost and Chief Academic Officer and Charles A. Diab as the Executive Director of Advancement and Alumni Affairs. The two appointments were approved by the AUS Board of Trustees and endorsed by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah and President of AUS. Chancellor Kjerfve stated, “We are very excited to have Dr. Karamian and Mr. Diab join AUS. They bring with them new perspectives in education and we are confident they will ......read more

    First ‘Dubai Way' Champions Announced

    Individuals employed in tourist-facing jobs to benefit from new online training initiative Dubai, UAE, 15 June 2017:  The Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), an institution established by  Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism),  has announced the first graduates of its interactive training programme, ‘Dubai Way’ designed for government and private sector staff engaged in tourist-facing roles in various service sectors. The ‘Dubai Way’ initiative was launched earlier this year by DCT for tourism professionals who interact with visitors day-to-day, such as staff at hotels, airlines, airports, malls, transportation systems, theme parks, tourism attractions, and even exchange houses. The training programme is designed to give them the opportunity to expand their ......read more

    First SUC Regional Workshop on Open Source in Technologies for Libraries

    Dubai, UAE, June 15, 2017:  Skyline University College Library Department and Nexuslib have successfully organized the first Regional Workshop on “Open Source in Technologies for Libraries” on May 24, 2017, at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. The Chief Guest of the event was Ms. Sara Al Marzouqui, Sharjah Public Library Manager-Sharjah Book Authority. SUC Quality Assurance Head and Professor Dr. Sudhakar Kota and Head of Academics and Associate Professor Dr. Mohammad Hasan Saleh Inairat were present in the event to welcome all participants. SUC Associate Professor Dr. Riktesh Srivastava opened the session with his talk on Trends of Open Source Software while Nexuslib Business Head, Mr. Syed Mazhar talked about D-Space Open Source Repository System and KOHA Library Management System with RFID Integration for the technical ......read more

    Dubai International Academic City, Dubai Knowledge Park Partners Support Year of Giving with Over AED35 Million in Scholarship Donations

      DIAC-based Universities’ scholarships will benefit more than 2,800 students Language and culinary institutes demonstrate commitment to UAE’s Year of Giving and UAE Vision 2021 through vocational educational offerings Dubai-UAE: 14 June, 2017 – Several high-profile organisations located within Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) and Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP) have demonstrated their commitment to the Year of Giving, the national UAE campaign decreed by UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, through a range of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives focused on higher education, including over AED35 million worth of scholarships to more than 2,800 students. In line with the 2017 Year of Giving, DIAC and DKP presented awards for these initiatives at their annual Iftar ......read more

    Skyline University College Iftar Dinner and Cricket Match for 200 Sharjah Laborers

    Dubai, UAE, June 12, 2017:  In this holy month of Ramadan, Skyline University College Community Services Committee headed by Dr. Mohammad Abdul Salam has organized an Iftar Dinner  for its students, alumni, parents, faculty and staff along with more than 200 Sharjah laborers who were also invited to play a cricket match under the floodlights of SUC cricket ground on June 7, 2017.  People gathered just in time to break the fast period of the day inside the SUC premises and enjoyed sumptuous meals. A cricket match between Sharjah laborers was played as a way of recreation and celebration after a hard day’s work and long hours of fasting. SUC recognizes the hard work and sacrifices of the laborers to provide for their families each year and in return, the Iftar dinner is being organized every year.  The SUC ......read more

    UOWD's Master in Logistics Program celebrates triple accreditation status

    Latest accreditation comes from Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT-UK) Dubai, 8 June 2017:  The University of Wollongong in Dubai’s (UOWD) Master of Science (Logistics) degree has been awarded accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT-UK), a global membership organisation for professionals involved in the movement of goods and people and their associated supply chains. UOWD has already been accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). The accreditation from CILT, another major accreditation body, makes UOWD’s MSc (Logistics) program the only postgraduate university degree in Logistics in the UAE with triple accreditation status. Professor Barry ......read more

    Explore Eric Carle's Storyland at British Orchard Nursery Summer Camp

    Children to learn life lessons, values and vital skills through enjoyable stories June 8th, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for young children, Eric Carle will come alive at the British Orchard Nursery Summer Camp as children get to explore and engage in his beautiful storyland. Scheduled to start from June 25th and running for 11 weeks until 7th September, this fun, educative and engaging summer camp, will introduce young children to various life concepts, values and skills through Carle’s popular stories. “We thought of doing something special this time and so the team came up with this brilliant idea, it’s our small tribute to the great author on his 88th birthday that falls on the first day of the summer camp. We ......read more

    Raktda's Young ‘Falcons' Claim U18s Dubai Sports Council League Title

      Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 06 June 2017: The Football Academy (TFA), an U18s football team sponsored by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), has lifted this year’s Dubai Sports Council League Champions title after a comfortable 4-0 win in the final. Having successfully competed against six other local academies, including Spanish soccer Schools, Roma Academy, PreCor Academy, GoPro Academy and Mondial Academy, TFA will be competing in the du UAE Football Association Academy League. “It is great to see bright players grow and develop. This has been our key priority and commitment to support the ambitions of young talents in the UAE. We’re thrilled to be supporting these passionate young men on their journeys as part of our wider commitment to develop homegrown sporting talent,” Haitham ......read more

    Where Industry Meets Academics

    AUD and dormakaba collaborate to invite students to contribute to EXPO 2020  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 4, 2017:  The spark to create this idea came from one of the AUD students Tania Mary George who collaborated with Simon Beckers of dormakaba to create designs for EXPO 2020 Opportunity and Sustainability Pavilions. They wanted to translate the design philosophy of the pavilions to the lever handles. "The only object you touch in a building is the Lever Handle. The design concept of the building should be conveyed through touch and feel." Seeing the exciting results of this collaboration, Prof. Kristin Lee of AUD forwarded the proposal to Prof. Chadi El Tabbah. Prof. Kristin and Prof. Chadi saw the opportunity to involve their Interior Design Class and almost overnight merged the project into the ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Attends Graduation Ceremony of Sixth Batch of Students of RIT-Dubai

    120 students receive undergraduate and post-graduate degrees, including university’s first City Science and Corporate Happiness graduates Dubai-UAE: 03 June, 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, participated in the graduation ceremony of the sixth batch of students from the Dubai Silicon Oasis based Rochester Institute of Technology – Dubai (RIT Dubai). A total of 120 graduates from eight bachelor degree programs and five Master’s programs received their certificates at the ceremony that was held at the InterContinental Dubai - Festival City. Applauding the efforts of educational institutions across the UAE for delivering exceptional programs and interactive curricula, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said these institutions play a ......read more

    SUC 20-M Scholarship Bonanza for Local and International Students

    United Arab Emirates is a country known for its humanitarian interventions both in the local and global scenario. This year, UAE President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has declared 2017 as the “Year of Giving.”  Upholding the theme of “Year of Giving,” Skyline University College has given a thrust to this humanitarian advocacy by increasing scholarship to AED 20M.  In its endeavor to provide quality education to more than 60 nationalities, SUC grants scholarship funds and training to various government and private sectors. It also organizes career development workshops to high school teachers and students across the region to promote quality in education. Over the last 5 years, SUC has awarded more than 50 million dirhams of scholarship fund to thousands of Arabs and expatriates students ......read more

    SUC Successfully Organized the 15th Skyline Alumni Meet

    Skyline University College welcomed SUC graduates dating back from the year 1999 to 2016 at the 15th Skyline Alumni Meet on May 17, 2017 in Shangri-La, Dubai. The venue was filled with familiar faces clad in suits and formal attires – a manifestation of how the Skyline alumni have evolved since their university days. Skyline Founder President Mr. Kamal Puri graced the occasion and jumpstarted the event with his inspiring speech.  An engaging panel discussion on “The Effect of Digital World on Work Culture” took place with the invited panelists from the corporate and alumni namely Mr. Jihad El-Eit - Jeetek Group Founder and CEO, Mr. Mahesh Shahdadpuri - TASC Outsourcing Founder and CEO and Nikai Group Director, and SUC alumnus Mr. Faisal Bashir - DU Enterprise Channel Marketing Director. An interactive session ......read more

    More Than 150 Laborers Gathered to Celebrate Labor Day at SUC

    Skyline University College (SUC) and University City of Sharjah organized a cricket match for more than 150 laborers to celebrate Labor Day at SUC on May 1, 2017. SUC Services Committee headed by Dr. Mohammad Abdul Salam, SUC Deputy Director for Public Relations Mr. Firas Al Tabbaa, and Deputy Director and Head of Marketing and Creative Communications Mr. Rakesh Gaur along with University City officials Head of Purchasing Section Mr. Khalid Saeed Al Hadhami, Public Relations Ms. Hessa Butti Aburehaima, Mr. Sultan Abdelazez, and Mr. Khalifa Almheiri welcomed the laborers at SUC cricket ground.  This year, more than 150 laborers took the day off and were invited to play cricket in the vast ground of SUC. SUC and University City prepared special prizes for the cricket match winners, packed lunch for everyone and gave away special ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Education and Training
     
    American University of Sharjah Enterprise & Technical Research Centre of Finland inks MOU

    June 04, 2017– The American University of Sharjah Enterprises (AUSE) has revealed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries, to jointly pursue opportunities in academics, research and development (R&D), entrepreneurship, and innovation. The move falls in line with the directives of His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah and Member of the Supreme Council of the UAE, and President of the American University of ......read more

    Dubai International Academic City, BMI Media Announce UAE International Education Week

      Leading educational event management company BMI Media has lately launched its Middle East headquarters at DIAC Education Week will be held in Dubai in October 2017, bringing opportunities for connections in all-encompassing environment Dubai-UAE: 31 May, 2017 – As part of a global set of initiatives to attract leading international universities to the UAE, Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) travelled to Los Angeles this week, to exhibit at the NAFSA Annual Conference and Exhibition. NAFSA, one of the largest global events within the international education ......read more

    Gulf English School launch plastic recycling initiative

    Doha, Qatar - 15 May 2017: A group of teachers, students and parents at Gulf English School (GES) have initiated a campaign to tackle the menace of plastic waste by collecting plastic bottle caps and recycling them for better use. Over 650 kilograms of bottle caps have been donated, which is close to 300,000 individual caps! These donated bottle caps will be handed over to relevant recycling companies to produce recycled products and thereby help communities move towards zero waste. Titled 'From Waste to Wonder', the activism and awareness campaign at GES is inspired by the fact ......read more

    Emirates Diplomatic Academy Concludes Cultural Attaché Executive Training Programme in Cooperation with Ministry of Education

    Two-week course prepared selected candidates to be cultural attachés, diplomats capable of promoting their nation’s culture around the world Abu Dhabi-UAE: 29 May, 2017 – Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s leading international relations and diplomacy, education, executive training and research institution, has graduated a new cohort of cultural attachés. The two-week programme enabled students to improve in a range of skills and competencies – including negotiation, intercultural awareness and strategic thinking – and to explore various topics ......read more

    KHDA Officials to Attend 6th Raffles World Academy Graduation Ceremony

      Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 29, 2017: Raffles World Academy, an International Baccalaureate school run by Innoventures Education, will be holding its 6th annual graduation ceremony on May 25th at American University in Dubai (AUD).  The 2017 graduates from Raffles World Academy have achieved remarkable academic, athletic and artistic success with over 80 students completing their International Baccalaureate Diplomas and several receiving scholarships to leading international universities, including: University of California Berkeley, University College London, ......read more

    HBMSU launches weekly research seminars to foster strong culture of research & knowledge

    UAE, May 28, 2017 – As part of its efforts to re-engineer the future of learning through technology, innovation, and scientific research, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has revealed that it will organize weekly research seminars to be moderated by academic and industry experts. This move aims to create a high-level research environment with global participation, which can greatly improve the quality of education outcomes and enhance the outputs of faculty, learners and graduates. The new initiative will focus on developing sustainable, flexible, and innovative research ......read more

    Global Head of International Baccalaureate Dr. Siva Kumari Addressed the 9th Annual Graduation Ceremony of Dubai International Academy

      Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 28, 2017: Dubai International Academy, an International Baccalaureate school run by Innoventures Education, hosted global International Baccalaureate (IB) Director General, Dr. Siva Kumari as the keynote speaker at its 9th annual graduation ceremony on May 24th at American University in Dubai (AUD).  The participation of Dr. Kumari demonstrates the growing importance and reputation of the IB curriculum for international students studying at DIA.  She joined the IB in April 2009 as Regional Director for Asia-Pacific before being ......read more

    University of Birmingham to Open New Campus in Dubai International Academic City

    First global top 100 and Russell Group University to establish a campus in Dubai’s leading international education hub, Dubai International Academic City Dubai-UAE: 28 May, 2017 – The University of Birmingham will open a campus in Dubai in November, becoming the first global top 100 and Russell Group University to establish a campus in Dubai’s leading international education hub, Dubai International Academic City.  Located within Dubai International Academic City’s diverse higher education ecosystem, the first phase of the campus will open in autumn ......read more

    Enrolments Open for Dubai Campus of Abu Dhabi University

    •    New  Campus offers 13 internationally accredited programs  •    1000 students currently pursuing post graduate studies at Abu Dhabi & Al Ain campuses Abu Dhabi, 27 May, 2017:  With the opening of Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) Dubai campus, which has started accepting enrolment applications for academic year 2017-2018, professionals looking to do post-graduate programs can now have an international option close to home. The new campus based in Dubai Knowledge Park offers nationally and internationally accredited ......read more

    Dubai Customs signs MoU with Charles Sturt University to establish a research center

    Dubai, UAE, 23rd May 2017:  Dubai Customs signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian Charles Sturt University’s Centre for Customs and Excise Studies to establish an academic research center, and develop measuring tools for the Authorized Economic Operator AEO Program to make it an international benchmark.  The MoU was signed by Eman Badr Al-Suwaidy, Director of Customs Declaration Management, Owner of AEO and Dr Daniel Evans, Representative of Centre for Customs and Excise Studies in the UAE.  The MoU will adopt the best practices in customs field by ......read more

    Sultan Al Qasimi Witnesses the Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding Between The American University of Sharjah Enterprises (AUSE) and Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI)

    May 23, 2017 - His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, President of the American University of Sharjah (AUS) witnessed in London, the signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between AUS Enterprises and Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI), a company that commercializes science and technology from the UK’s University of Oxford, to mutually enhance the innovation ecosystems of the Emirate of Sharjah and the city of Oxford. The agreement was signed during the recent meeting of the Board of Trustees of the American ......read more

    ‘Emirati Programmer' moves to next step with launch of Hackathon competition under supervision of international jury of IT experts

    UAE, May 20, 2017– In a move to build a knowledgeable, innovative and competitive generation, H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai, Chairman of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University’s (HBMSU) Board of Governors, and Chairman of the Emirates Talent Association, attended today (Saturday, May 20, 2017) the awarding ceremony for the ‘Emirati Programmer’ initiative. The ‘Emirati Programmer’ project is a fruitful collaboration between the Emirates Talent Association, HBMSU, and Microsoft. The ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Education Council awards winners of Event attended by senior officials, winners & participants & their parents

    Abu Dhabi, May 16th 2017- The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) recently concluded its extracurricular activities for the academic year 2016-2017, following the completion of a series of contests and competitions under its ‘Champions of Tomorrow’ and ‘Creative Program’ campaigns. The initiative falls in line with the Council’s continuous effort and commitment to encourage students to participate in various scientific, cultural, artistic and sport activities with the aim to adopt and develop new talents as well as build their competitiveness and ......read more

    The Ministry of Community Development and Image Nation Abu Dhabi Collaborate to Educate UAE School Children About Autism

      •    Sharifa Yateem, an Emirati Applied Behavioral Analyst from Image Nation’s documentary AS ONE: The Autism Project, has conducted workshops in three schools across Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Fujairah in May •    Partnership formed during April’s Autism Awareness Month and as part of The UAE Year of Giving •    As One: The Autism Project is part of Sheihka Shamsa Bint Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s Initiative to raise awareness around autism in the UAE •    Image Nation and the ......read more

    GCC's first: HBMSU Master's Program in Islamic Banking and Finance obtains full academic accreditation from Finance Accreditation Agency

    UAE, May 14, 2017– Earning another major achievement and a first-of-its-kind in the Gulf, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) was awarded full academic accreditation by international and independent quality assurance body, Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA), for its Master's Program in Islamic Banking and Finance. The move is a major boost to HBMSU’s leadership in investing in human resources to transform Dubai into a global capital for the Islamic economy. Prof. Moustafa Hassan, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, HBMSU, said: “The full academic ......read more

    British Orchard Nursery Wins 3 Coveted Awards at Dubai's Premier International Business Awards

    Founder and CEO Vandana Gandhi receives Inspirational Female Leader Award; Nursery bags awards under SME and Education sector May 14, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  In yet another outstanding achievement, UAE’s British Orchard Nursery wins 3 coveted awards at Dubai’s 3rd International Business Excellence (IBX) Awards. Despite facing tough competition from over 100 organizations both local and international, the prestigious nursery which completed a decade this year has proved its worth again. While the founder and owner Vandana Gandhi received the honour of Inspirational Female ......read more

    American University of Sharjah Enterprises & Finland's Oulu University of Applied Sciences sign MOU to develop local innovation ecosystem

    May 14, 2017– The American University of Sharjah Enterprises (AUSE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OAMK), one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Finland, to collaborate on the development of a world-class innovation ecosystem in the Emirate of Sharjah. The agreement aims to form collaborative public-private sector relationships to grow knowledge-intensive businesses. It will also support the objectives of Sharjah’s Research, Technology and Innovation (RTI) Park which is being developed under the ......read more

    Aisha Badia Crowned Winner of Arab Reading Challenge in Bahrain.

    Minister of Education honours ARC participants and winners. Dubai, UAE, May 13, 2017:  Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Majed bin Ali Al Nuaimi and ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi at the Ministry of Education in Isa Town.  His Excellency honoured Aisha Badia Mohammed, the Bahrain ARC champion who is in the 3rd grade at Umm Ayman Primary School, Ms. Muna Al Sheikh Yusuf Al-Sadiqi and Ms. Nouriya Ali Al Hayaki, the winners of the distinguished supervisors award, ......read more

    Afaf Sharif Crowned Winner of Arab Reading Challenge in Palestine

    Minister of Education honours ARC participants and winners Dubai: 9 May, 2017 Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Sabri Saidam at the Bethlehem Convention Palace. His Excellency honoured Afaf Sharif, the Palestine ARC champion who is in the 11th grade at the New Girls School in Ramallah and Beira in the West Bank, Mr. Hamid Amo Makho, the winner of the distinguished supervisor award, and the winner of the best school Araba Girls Elementary School. His Excellency stated, ......read more

    Dr. Mansour Al Awar discusses importance of smart learning at QS-Maple 2017 Conference in Dubai

    UAE, May 09, 2017– Dr. Mansour Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, said that the HBMSU is the first model of the 10X initiative, a vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The HBMSU model, when formed in 2002 was 10 years ahead of its time, Dr. Al Awar noted and added that the university is now set to offer another model of the 10X initiative to maintain its leadership ahead of another 10 years, which will put the university at the forefront of higher education in the world. The ......read more

    Aldar Academies' Prestigious Student Concert Raises AED60,680 for Somali Children in Need

    More than 1,100 guests attended the education provider’s annual fundraiser in support of the UAE’s SmallWorld charity UAE, May 9th, 2017: Following last week’s announcement that Aldar Academies had hosted its fourth annual fundraising concert in support of children’s charity initiatives, the organization has revealed the total funds raised during the event. Over 1,100 guests attended the Aldar Academies Collaboration Concert, helping to raise AED60,680 for the UAE’s SmallWorld charity, held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al ......read more

    Masdar Institute to Host Seventh Commencement Ceremony on 17 May

    Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Former US Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz to Deliver Keynote Address at Graduation of Over 100 PhD and Master’s Students During 10th Anniversary of Masdar Institute Abu Dhabi-UAE: 08 May, 2017:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Masdar Institute will be organizing its seventh commencement ceremony for the Class of 2017 on Wednesday, 17 May 2017. Masdar Institute is a part of the Khalifa ......read more

    Prince Sultan University Students Outshine 129 Contenders to Win Pearl Initiative and Siemens' GCC-wide Student Competition on Corporate Governance

    Winning project explores integrity practices in ANB Invest Annual contest part of Siemens Integrity Initiative and the Pearl Initiative Integrity Programme  Another student team from PSU and Ahlia University Bahrain win second and third place respectively Women make up more than three-quarters of total participants Submissions for 2017 competition now open across GCC region Dubai, UAE, May 8, 2017:  A three-student team from Prince Sultan University in Riyadh won the Pearl Initiative 2016 Case Study Competition on corporate governance. Part of a collaborative ......read more

    UAE Student, Despoina Loukos, Secures Over USD 670,000 in Merit Scholarships From US Universities

    Hale Education Group helped students secure AED 70 Million in two years Dubai, UAE – 8 May 2017: An exceptional Year 13 student from Dubai College, Despoina Loukos (Denia), was accepted to all 12 US universities to which she applied and secured over USD 670,000 (over AED 2.4 million) in merit scholarships. Her acceptances include Babson College, Emory University and Northeastern University, from which she received the Presidential Scholarship totaling USD 100,000.  In addition to academic acumen, Denia is a dedicated ballet and jazz dancer committing up to 15 hours per ......read more

    AUS Students Elect Their Representatives

    Sharjah, Sunday, May 7, 2017— Students of American University of Sharjah (AUS) elected new members to the university’s Student Council for the academic year 2017-2018 during a well-contested election held recently, at the Student Center. Candidates vied for 14 elected offices that represent the university's diverse and multicultural student body.  The AUS Student Council, which serves as a voice for the student body and works directly with the university administration, aims to initiate programs and projects that cater to the demands of the student body as well as ......read more

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