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    City Football Schools Now Operating From an Additional World Class Venue in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates -  January 20, 2021:   City Football Schools is now providing coaching sessions for aspiring young footballers at a fantastic new venue on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi.   Players aged 3-18 can sign up for the programme at ACTIVE Al Maryah with sessions available three times per week, on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings.   The announcement ensures City Football Schools is now operating from three locations in Abu Dhabi, with ACTIVE Al Maryah joining Zayed Sports City and Emirates Palace in hosting coaching clinics for youngsters.   Simon Hewitt, Head of Football Operations – MENA and Designated Safeguarding Officer City Football Services, said:   “The addition of a third venue for coaching in Abu Dhabi showcases the continued growth of City Football Schools ......read more

    President of the University of Paris II visits Dubai Judicial Institute and Praises its Training and Development Plans'

    Dubai, 19 January 2021:  His Excellency Justice Dr Jamal Al Sumaiti, Director General of Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI), welcomed Guillaume Leyte, President of the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas. This visit came in line with the framework of DJI’s endeavours aimed at strengthening academic cooperation with major international educational institutions and exchanging experiences in specialised academic and training fields. The visit included an introductory presentation on DJI, its functions and mission, and role in disseminating legal and judicial knowledge in Dubai and the UAE, in line with Dubai Plan 2021. DJI’s top management briefed Leyte on the best practices that are followed in the design and implementation of academic courses, workshops and qualifying seminars, in cooperation with a number of ......read more

    President of the University of Paris II visits Dubai Judicial Institute and Praises its Training and Development Plans

    Dubai, 19 January 2021:  His Excellency Justice Dr Jamal Al Sumaiti, Director General of Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI), welcomed Guillaume Leyte, President of the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas. This visit came in line with the framework of DJI’s endeavours aimed at strengthening academic cooperation with major international educational institutions and exchanging experiences in specialised academic and training fields. The visit included an introductory presentation on DJI, its functions and mission, and role in disseminating legal and judicial knowledge in Dubai and the UAE, in line with Dubai Plan 2021. DJI’s top management briefed Leyte on the best practices that are followed in the design and implementation of academic courses, workshops and qualifying seminars, in cooperation with a number of ......read more

    Fifth Edition of Xposure brings the World's Best Visual Storytelling to Sharjah on February 10th

    The four-day International Photography Festival will be held at Expo Centre Sharjah Sharjah, 17 January 2021:  February 10 promises to be a red-letter day for the world of photography as Sharjah gears to stage the fifth edition of Xposure, the globally renowned International Photography Festival. The hugely popular event promises an exciting week for experts as well as amateurs and enthusiasts, as it brings together the best photographers from across the region and around the world, presenting their vision of the events and people who have impacted the world. Hosted by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) at Expo Centre Sharjah from February 10 to 13, Xposure 2021 will feature a gamut of activities including photography competitions, exhibitions, expert reviews, trade exhibitions, outdoor exhibitions and professional ......read more

    ADU Professor Receives US Patent for a First-of-its-kind Hybrid Device Set to Advance the Field of Quantum Computing

    • Dr. Montasir Qasymeh’s new device has the potential to advance quantum computing and in turn impact fields as diverse as cybersecurity and blockchain technology. • The main motivation behind this work is to connect superconducting quantum computers that could pave the way for a quantum network that has higher computing potential.   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 12 January 2021: Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering in the College of Engineering (CoE), Dr. Montasir Qasymeh, has received a U.S. patent registered under “10,824,048 B2” to develop a first-of-its-kind device that will be capable of connecting superconducting quantum computers over significant distances.     Superconducting quantum computers are the ......read more

    The University of Queensland wins Ericsson Innovation Awards 2020

    January 12, 2021:  Team WakeShare from The University of Queensland, Australia, announced as the winners of the 2020 Ericsson Innovation Awards with novel fuel-efficient shipping solution. Entries from University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, and Stanford University, US, take second- and third place respectively. Information and communications technology (ICT) solutions, such as the Internet, wireless networks, cell phones, and other communication mediums, have a potential to reduce the global greenhouse gas emissions by up to 15 percent by 2030. Ahead of a critical decade of sustainability action, the 2020 Ericsson Innovation Awards challenged a new generation of innovators to find solutions to the current climate change crisis with a focus on.  In spite of difficult collaboration conditions created by ongoing ......read more

    ‘Educators without Borders' to cover South Asia in partnership with India's Ma'din Academy

    United Arab Emirates -  January 12, 2021:  Educators without Borders (EWB), a Geneva-headquartered global organization that provides education to children in crisis affected regions, has announced its partnership with South India’s leading educational center Ma'din Academy.  This is aimed to promote partnership and bolster cooperation in educational services by exchanging experience and developing human resources for the new world. Under the agreement signed with the EWB, Ma’din Academy will lead the global organization’s educational initiatives in the South Asia and South East Asian regions.  Sheikh Sayyid Ibraheemul Khaleel Al Bukhari, Chairman  of Ma’din Academy, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dr. Mohamed Albaili, Chairman of Educators without Borders, ......read more

    What's your Colour Code?

    January 11, 2021:    The New Year brings a chance to turn the page and reinvent ourselves, inside and out. That fresh energy inspired the new designs joining the Pandora Colours collection, including statement rings, earrings, charms, bracelets and pendants in a full spectrum of vivid hues. Ranging from bold, prismatic charms to sleek solitaire rings featuring bright, sparkling stones, the new pieces invite countless styling combinations.  Stack, play and curate unique looks for every mood, day and occasion. “We want to take our consumer on a journey through the colour wheel, allowing them to explore a range of shades as beautifully diverse as they are,” say Francesco Terzo and A. Filippo Ficarelli, Pandora’s VP Creative Directors. Ready to start a new season and a new story? Kick off 2021 with ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Students win EGA Grant to Build AI-powered Drones and Robots

    • The students’ proposals aim to solve challenging industrial problems under extreme conditions • The grant winning proposals entail the development of intelligent systems to provide EGA with autonomous measurements of carbon baking furnaces   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—10 January 2021:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced that Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA) has awarded an AED 150,000 grant to three proposals put forth by ADU Electrical, Computer, and Mechanical Engineering students. The grant will support the winning proposals to build artificial intelligence-powered drones and robots, in preparation for EGA’s third edition of the AI Robot competition.    This follows ADU’s announcement of its students winning first and second place in the last EGA 2020 ......read more

    ADU's College of Health Sciences Enters Strategic Partnership with Mubadala Healthcare's National Reference Laboratory

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 06 January, 2021:  Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Health Sciences (CHS), and the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), wherein the two parties will work together closely on a variety of academic events and research-based projects, in addition to opportunities for knowledge-exchange among the students and employees. The MoU was signed by Professor Waqar Ahmad, ADU’s Chancellor, Professor Wassim Y. Almawi, the Dean of the College of Health Sciences (CHS), and Mr. Abdul Hamid Oubeisi, CEO, National Reference Laboratory (NRL). Also present was Dr Laila Abdel Wareth, Chief Scientific Officer and Deputy CEO at NRL.  Professor Wassim Y. Almawi, the Dean of the College of Health Sciences (CHS) stated: “It gives us great ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University and Universiti Sains Malaysia Sign Agreement

     The agreement includes student exchange programs, joint studies, research, and training activities    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 04 January 2021:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has signed a Collaboration Agreement with one of Asia's most prestigious universities, the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang (USM), a public institution of higher learning and a pioneering, transdisciplinary research-intensive university.    The Collaboration Agreement focuses on both universities' mutual goals, including promoting and establishing partnerships to develop, support, and enhance research activities, educational programs, and training in media and communication.   Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of the Abu Dhabi University, and Professor Faisal Rafiq Mahamd Adikan, Vice-Chancellor of ......read more

    Knowledge Group Partners with Wiley Efficient Learning on Advanced Professional Certification Programs

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 31 December 2020: Knowledge Group (KG), the training, development and consulting arm of Abu Dhabi University (ADU), today announced its partnership with Wiley Efficient Learning, a leading global provider of online and self-study test prep, exam review and professional development education for individuals, schools and businesses. The partnership aims to integrate the Wiley certifications prep courses and programs into the Knowledge Group programs for accounting and finance professionals.  The partnership is set to provide comprehensive online resources and advanced professional certification for KG's candidates training for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) as well as Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications.  Dr. Ahmad Badr, ......read more

    MBRU Chancellor Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Meets Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG to Discuss Research and Knowledge-sharing Collaboration

    • Professor Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and chairman of the Merck Foundation Board of Trustees, was welcomed at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences and virtually met with H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chancellor of MBRU   Dubai, December 16, 2020: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) hosted Professor Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, chairman of the executive board of E. Merck KG, one of the world’s oldest and largest companies specializing in life sciences, healthcare and performance materials; to discuss collaborative efforts in research and knowledge exchange.    During the visit, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chancellor of MBRU & Chairperson of its Board of ......read more

    Tatawwar 2021: Arab Youth's Optimism Gathers Momentum as They Look to Become the Next Generation of Social Innovators in the UAE

    • More than 3,000 students apply for the 3rd edition of HSBC and Potential.com’s ‘Tatawwar’ program to date   • ‘Tatawwar’ calls for teachers and students to register before December 31, 2020, and help build tomorrow’s minds   December 14, 2020:  More than 3,000 students from the UAE and other Arab countries, are taking the opportunity to become the next leading social innovators in the region by participating in ‘Tatawwar: Building Tomorrow’s Minds’, a joint program by HSBC and Potential.com.    The 3rd edition of ‘Tatawwar’ has seen an increase in the number of participants, reflecting the youth’s growing interest to work towards a brighter future and prioritize sustainable business. This edition has also ......read more

    Industry Input Needed Into What Is Taught In Schools, Says UAE Careers Expert

    More leading players urged to follow lead of Culligan Middle East in helping shape student career paths  Dubai, UAE, 9th December, 2020: A UAE careers expert says industries which can make a difference to the world should have an input into what is taught in schools, to help students follow the lead of Greta Thunberg. Maria Vitoratos, founder of the UAE Careers Community, says young people who focus solely on academic pathways can lose out on rewarding careers offering them opportunities to play a part in solving world problems. Vitoratos, who is also Careers Coach at Dubai English Speaking College (DESC), convened a double careers session with one of the region’s leading water treatment experts, Rodger Macfarlane, Technical Director of Culligan Middle East. Macfarlane discussed career opportunities in the water ......read more

    Education Above All Foundation Enters New Partnership with Gavi to Promote Immunisation in Nigeria

    The project will provide immunisation for 100,000 children and women to support progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals with respect to health and education Doha -  7 December 2020:   Promoting healthcare and education amongst the world’s most vulnerable communities and funded by the Qatar Fund for Development, Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, have entered into a partnership agreement to launch an integrated immunisation project in Nigeria, a country with the highest percentage of unimmunised children in the world. It aims to raise immunisation coverage and ensure a healthy and prosperous future for children and families in Nigeria. Coinciding with EAA’s ongoing education project with UNICEF and co-funded by the Qatar Fund for Development ......read more

    Together With UAE

    United Arab Emirates -  November 30, 2020:  PACE Education Group once again bolstered their social commitment and determination through the achievement of it’s consecutive 5th Guinness World Record on 29th November with the largest online video chain of people passing a flag to commemorate the 49th UAE National Day.  The attempt organized by the India International School, Sharjah under the theme – “Together with UAE” was initiated as an expression of respect, love, solidarity and standing together as a community with the nation of UAE during these trying times. As many as 3537 students belonging to 15 nationalities, parents and employees of IIS Sharjah together with PACE Group, accomplished this remarkable attempt of an online video of waving the UAE national flag as a tribute to the ......read more

    Nawah Celebrates Graduation of First UAE Nationals from Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Management Certification Program

    24 November 2020 – Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the Joint Venture nuclear operations and maintenance subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), recently celebrated the graduation of the first UAE National leaders from its Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Management Certification program. Nawah has designed the program to develop UAE National leaders in managing the specific technology utilized at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, the cornerstone of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program. Eng. Ali Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of Nawah, and Paul Harden, Chief Nuclear Officer of Nawah, led the first session in early 2020 at Nawah’s Training Center in Abu Dhabi, prior to continuing the program virtually as part of ENEC and its ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Faculty and Staff Get Active at Al Hudayriat Island's New Sports District

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—19 November 2020:  As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to continue encouraging health and well-being and coinciding with Dubai Fitness Challenge 2020, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) held a sports event for its Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campus faculty and staff members, at Hudayriyat’s new leisure, sports and entertainment destination in Abu Dhabi, developed by Modon Properties.  The one-day event kept ADU’s faculty and staff members’ adrenaline pumping with a range of outdoor activities including cycling on Al Hudayriat’s track, boxing on the beach and CrossFit exercises. The day’s program was led by personnel from Peak Fitness Gym, a leading fitness center in the UAE offering a complete multi-disciplinary, cross-training approach to fitness and ......read more

    NYUAD Researcher Aids in the Development of a Pathway to Solve Cybersickness

    This research guides the way for the widespread use of immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality in a variety of industries Fast facts: ● Virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies have grown in popularity as they can immerse users in novel situations and environments by simulating the necessary stimuli.  ● However, when using VR or AR technologies such as head-worn displays, users frequently report symptoms of nausea, disorientation, and sleepiness.  ● This is more commonly referred to as cybersickness, a form of motion sickness that has been caused by the use of technology.     Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 18, 2020:  Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Neuroimaging Center at NYU Abu Dhabi Bas Rokers and a team of researchers have ......read more

    HBMSU celebrates 76 valedictorians on the ‘Dean's List-Spring Semester 2019/2020'

    Al Awar: "Our learners are our best bet to lead change and create the future with their high spirits and aspirations. The sky is the limit.” 17 November 2020 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) celebrated its latest roster of valedictorians who were recognized for their distinguished academic performance in the ‘Dean's List’ ceremony for the Spring Semester 2019/2020. Organized by the university’s Learners Relationship Management (LRM) team, the ceremony was held recently online in the presence of H.E. Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, the Chancellor of HBMSU, faculty, and administrative members, learners from various academic programs, and their family members. Al Awar congratulated the high achievers for scoring academic excellence and scientific distinction in key programs, including Business and ......read more

    Gulf Medical University hosts High School Students for Research Experience in the College of Pharmacy

    17 November 2020 - United Arab Emirates: The College of Pharmacy at Gulf Medical University - Ajman, hosted a group of high school students from “GEMS Schools” for an organized tour as part of ‘Future Scientists of the UAE’ Initiative. The tour included visits to the laboratories and research centers to provide students with an on-ground research experience in the drug discovery and development laboratory.  Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of Gulf Medical University, who accompanied the school students on their campus visit which is a part of the practical training course of ‘Future Scientists of the UAE’ initiative launched by the university two years ago, said: “In continuation to the initiative we started two years ago, we organized a research experiment for students from one of ......read more

    Expo Centre Sharjah in 5-year pact with Ministry of Education

    MoU to facilitate visit of more students to International Education Show Sharjah, 16 November 2020:  The country’s premier higher education fair is set to extend its reach to more students and schools in the country, thanks to the support of the UAE Ministry of Education.  Expo Centre Sharjah, which organises and hosts the long-running International Education Fair, has signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education, thereby helping more educational institutions to take advantage of the event. Important platform Engineer Abdulrahman Al Hammadi, Undersecretary of Ministry of Education, affirmed that that International Education Show provides an important platform to guide students about the options available at universities, adding that signing the MoU comes as part of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge Casts Eyes to the Future With Launch of New Edition of Scholarships for Distinguished Students

      ADEK’s Abu Dhabi Scholarships program provides an entire ecosystem for distinguished students, including enrollment, counseling, internships, employment opportunities and many more.   Fast-Track applications for students with acceptance letters from world’s top 20 universities.   Holistic 2021/22 scholarships with enhanced benefits aimed at outstanding students who will drive Abu Dhabi’s future socio-economic development.    1,726 eligible Grade 12 students and university undergraduates, 600 parents and 150 school career advisors, joined the virtual preparation roadshow hosted by ADEK’s Abu Dhabi Scholarships Division.    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 November 2020:  Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has revealed that applications for the ......read more

    Deadline Extended for School Librarian of the Year Award

    •        Nominations will now close on 14 March 2021 •        Award recognises exceptional librarians who make an impact in  their schools Dubai, 8 November 2020:  The deadline for nominations for the prestigious annual School Librarian of the Year Award has been extended until 14 March 2021, with the  awards to be presented in June 2021. The extension was announced by the Emirates Literature Foundation and The Executive Council of Dubai, who give the awards to reognise those librarians who have made an exceptional impact in encouraging reading in their schools. “We have taken this decision to reflect the enormous difficulties that librarians are working under as a result of the pandemic,” explained Isobel Abulhoul OBE, CEO and trustee of the Emirates ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Education and Training
     
    HBMSU Chancellor praises academic and administrative members for exceptional efforts

    Exceptional achievements during COVID-19 crisis cap the university’s leadership University’s successes reflect its unique capabilities to ensure continuity of education using modern methodologies that anticipate change in the future January 17, 2021 - H.E. Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), expressed his appreciation to all academic and administrative members of the university for their exceptional efforts during this COVID-19 pandemic, which has brought radical changes worldwide. He praised their valuable contributions and ......read more

    University Hospital of Sharjah becomes the UAE's first to introduce modern sedation technique for ICU patients

    New modality uses volatile anesthetic gases sevoflurane & isoflurane to induce sedation Move part of the hospital’s efforts to integrate advanced technologies in enhancing patient care in the region January 03 2021 - The University Hospital of Sharjah (UHS) announced the introduction of new sedation technique for the patients in intensive care unit (ICU), reflecting the hospital’s commitment to the integration of modern techniques, technologies and equipment in the delivery of healthcare. Furthermore, this makes UHS the first hospital in the UAE and one of the ......read more

    HBMSU highlights pioneering achievements in employing AI for learning during GITEX 2020

    Amid its wide recognition of its groundbreaking achievements in harnessing technology for reshaping education future December 14, 2020- Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) threw the spotlight on its unique smart learning system, which was created based on key initiatives aimed at harnessing and adapting advanced technology and AI applications. The move was aimed towards creating a new educational culture that veers away from the traditional educational model used to graduate empowered and qualified generations that are globally competitive. This came during the HBMSU's ......read more

    Strategic partnership between Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University and Fakeeh University Hospital to enhance training and practical experience in healthcare

    Move aimed at equipping learners with essential knowledge and experience needed to anticipate future challenges November 28, 2020-- Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has announced the signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fakeeh University Hospital (FUH), allowing learners taking up their master's and bachelor's programs in healthcare to obtain essential training and practical experience in the field of healthcare management. The agreement is in line with HBMSU's commitment towards creating strategic partnerships under the 'Together we ......read more

    HBMSU identifies strategic directions for 2021-2023 during the Board of Governors meeting

    Dhahi Khalfan: “We are continuing our efforts to enhance our readiness for the future by reshaping higher education according to innovative tools that keep pace with post-Corona requirements.” 14 November 2020 - In the presence of H.E Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai, and Chairman of HBMSU Board of Governors, the Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has laid its roadmap and identified its strategic priorities for the next three years. The move comes in line with the university’s commitment to the ......read more

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University to host virtual plenary sessions to celebrate World Quality Day 2020

    Showcasing its leading experiences as the ‘house of quality and excellence’ in spreading new knowledge and developing future models of excellence and quality Mansoor Al Awar: We continue to establish a culture of quality in education, health, environment and institutions as essential part of progress and development process 11 November 2020-  Considering quality as one of the most essential aspects of shaping the future, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has prepared an array of leading initiatives to celebrate the ‘World Quality Day 2020’ ......read more

    HBMSU in top three ‘Acting on Plastic' Universities Competition

    Al Awar: “Our learners have once again shown their strengths as trustworthy and responsible leaders of tomorrow.” 09 November  2020 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has earned a top place in the ‘Building the Change: Acting on Plastic Universities Competition’, an innovative initiative launched by Dubai Investments aimed at stimulating and employing innovation and creativity to promote wellbeing in society and protecting the environment in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). HBMSU came second among 19 most ......read more

    HBMSU and Alexandria University launch first-ever joint scientific degree ‘Master in Innovation and Change Management' in Egypt following smart learning model and approved by the Ministry of Higher Ed

    In an unprecedented achievement among universities in the UAE Dhahi Khalfan: "We congratulate the two leading universities for this new achievement which represents one of the real gains of the country’s leadership for valuing the role of education as we journey to the future with strength and confidence." Mansoor Al Awar: The achievement is a giant step that no university in the UAE has ever made and we are committed to sharing our pioneering experience in making a radical and positive change in the education system of the Arab world Hisham Jaber: “The new ......read more

    College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University announces Certificate Course in Digital Dentistry and 3D Printing with School of Dentistry, San Raffaele University, Milano

    United Arab Emirates, 4 November 2020: Gulf Medical University recently had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Paolo Rotelli, President of San Donato Group and Mr. Kamel Ghribi, Chairman of GK Investment Holding Group, who were at the university to meet the academic leadership. The meeting involved signing a contract to deliver a Joint Certificate Course in Digital Dentistry and 3D Printing by the College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University and School of Dentistry, San Raffaele University, Milano.  Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of Gulf Medical University commented that training ......read more

    Sheikh Zayed Book Award Records the Highest Number of Submissions for its 15th Edition

    Reading Panel reviews 2,349 entries from 57 countries, the highest number in its history Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 26 October 2020:  The highest number of submissions have been recorded for the 15th edition of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, as its Reading Panel reported reviewing a record 2,349 submissions across nine categories, from 22 Arab and 35 foreign countries. The Reading Panel concluded its review of all submitted works, the highest number in the Award’s 14-year history, in a series of virtual sessions presided over by HE Dr Ali bin Tamim, Secretary-General of ......read more

    MBRU to Connect With Future Healthcare Professionals at Najah Connect 2020

    Interactive sessions at popular education fair will outline academic programs and unique learning opportunities at Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences  United Arab Emirates -  October 25, 2020:    Students interested in pursuing careers in medicine and specialize in other healthcare fields will get valuable insights into the latest learning journeys at NAJAH Connect virtual education fair after Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), announced its participation.  NAJAH Connect 2020 will begin on October ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Professor Granted US Patent

    • Dr. Omar Chaalal was granted a patent for a novel green process in the field of enhanced oil recovery for the removal of oil trapped underground  • The new process serves to improve oil extraction capacity using natural surfactant extracted from plants collected from the United Arab Emirates’ natural environment   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—25 October 2020:  Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the College of Engineering (CoE), Dr. Omar Chaalal, has been granted US patent under 10711178, for ......read more

    ADU's College of Engineering Students Win Top Three Places in Abu Dhabi NASA's Space Apps Challenge 2020

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—21 October 2020:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) announced that students from its College of Engineering (CoE) won the top three places in Abu Dhabi NASA’s Space Apps 2020 Challenge, the world’s largest global hackathon for building innovative solutions for earth and space.  Focusing on the theme “Take action from home with NASA”, teams from around Abu Dhabi put their innovative skills to the test to compete in a 48-hour virtual hackathon, solving challenges using NASA’s open-source data. ADU’s CoE students ......read more

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University shares smart learning experience at UNESCO's Mobile Learning Week 2020

    The UAE’s experience praised as an inspiring model for ensuring continuity of education during COVID-19 HBMSU Chancellor: ‘We continue to transform challenges into opportunities and reshape the future of learning using advanced technology’   Professor Moustafa Hassan highlights teachers’ role in addressing COVID-19 challenges and HBMSU’s efforts in the forefront of global competition 19 October 2020, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) joined prestigious international institutions at the UNESCO’s ‘Mobile Learning Week ......read more

    Emirates Literature Foundation Releases Booker Prize Special With Avni Doshi on the Boundless Book Club Podcast

    Dubai, UAE, October 12 2020: The Emirates Literature Foundation’s new podcast, the Boundless Book Club, has today released a special episode featuring Avni Doshi, one of the authors shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction. Beating literary heavyweights like Hilary Mantel and Ann Tyler to the shortlist, Avni’s debut novel about a fraught mother-daughter relationship in the shadow of dementia set in contemporary India has taken the world by storm.    In the latest Boundless Book Club podcast episode, Avni shares her mother’s reaction to the novel, her ......read more

    Mansoor Al Awar calls for investing in leadership and professional skills of teachers being the cornerstone of education in the future

    During participation in UNESCO’s celebration of ‘World Teachers’ Day’  HBMSU represents higher education institutions in the Arab world and participates in supporting international efforts to enhance the teaching profession Chancellor of HBMSU: "We are committed to developing new concepts to improve capabilities of educators and enable them to keep pace with and lead the change in the future.” 11 October 2020 – Representing higher education institutions in the Arab world, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has participated ......read more

    HBMSU takes part in Global Education Coalition meeting held at UN General Assembly in New York

    The university affirms support for implementation of enhanced education system during and beyond COVID-19 October 06, 2020 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) took part in a recent UNESCO virtual meeting of the Global Education Coalition, held on the sidelines of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 75) in New York. The event, “Education During Covid-19 and Beyond: The Global Education Coalition in Action” was hosted by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay and brought together heads of states, ministers of education, members of the Coalition ......read more

    Felicitation Ceremony of the Sixth Edition of the UNESCO-Hamdan Teacher's Prize Recognise Distinguished Practices and Efforts of Teachers

    During felicitation of the 6th Edition of the UNESCO-Hamdan Teacher’s Prize aiming to reward outstanding practices and efforts to improve teachers' performance:     Spirit of cooperation reflects our determination to overcome challenge, obstacles, crises, and epidemics says HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum     • The distinguished relationship between UAE and UNESCO contributes to the success of joint projects • The aim of UNESCO-Hamdan Teacher Prize is to support education for everyone and enhance the quality of education ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge Celebrates Abu Dhabi's Educators on World Teachers Day 2020

    Abu Dhabi, UAE- 06 October 2020: The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has marked World Teachers Day 2020 by honoring the top trio of exceptional teachers for their dedication and contribution to the profession. Private schools throughout Abu Dhabi were invited to submit nominations for outstanding teachers, and the winners were surprised at their schools or virtually with student testimonials, a presentation of prizes, and a certificate of appreciation. Speaking about World Teachers Day, H.E. Sara Musallam said: “In a year that has witnessed ......read more

    510 New Future Heroes Welcomed to Gulf Medical University in Virtual White Coat Ceremony

    Chancellor emphasizes communication, teamwork, ethicality and trustworthiness as important competencies for future health professionals   United Arab Emirates, 04 October 2020:  The new batches of students of the six colleges under Gulf Medical University (GMU) owned and run by Thumbay Group, were welcomed into their healthcare professions through a white coat ceremony organized by the University, on 1st October 2020, receiving their first white coats as they participated in the time-honored tradition, albeit a virtual one this year, in the wake of the global ......read more

    People of Determination Taking Part in Atmah Share Their Hopes and Ambitions

    The first Social Impact Bond programme, created and launched by the Authority of Social Contribution - Ma’an       • Aldar Education, in collaboration with the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an, the Department of Community Development, Aldar Properties and Zayed Higher Organisation for People of Determination, created “ATMAH” a specialist pilot vocational training initiative, working with People of Determination  • Curated by Ma’an’s Social Impact Bond programme, ATMAH currently has 25 students under ......read more

    Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund Partners With Discovery Education to Deliver High-quality Online Learning to Thousands of Refugees and Vulnerable Youth in Lebanon

    United Arab Emirates,  September 29, 2020:  Discovery Education to deliver award winning online learning, increasing access to education for thousands of refugees and vulnerable youth in Lebanon. The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Covid-19 Online Learning Emergency Fund for Refugee Education, was launched by H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair in April 2020 to ensure vulnerable populations are able to continue their learning without interruption. This partnership with Discovery Education will help fill the educational gaps that have emerged because of the COVID -19 crisis. This program will reach ......read more

    Rich Egyptian Archive of Photos, Artifacts, and More Comes to NYU Abu Dhabi Library

    Over 40 boxes of correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, and photographs, offer valuable insight into the life of the famous Egyptian poet, doctor, and bee scientist Ahmed Zaki Abu Shadi The collection will be available for use in the Archives and Special Collections department of the NYU Abu Dhabi Library   Abu Dhabi, UAE – September 27, 2020: The NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Library has acquired the archive of Egyptian poet, publisher, medical doctor, and bee scientist Ahmed Zaki Abu Shadi, who lived from 1892-1955. Containing over 40 boxes of correspondence, unpublished ......read more

    ‘Emirati Programmer – Summer 2020' celebrates graduates of cloud computing, IoT, and 3D printing programs

    Highlighting the success of its strong collaboration with global technology leaders Dhahi Khalfan: People of the UAE have the responsibility of promoting innovation and adoption of technological progress to advance the country’s transformation into a global incubator for exploring and building the future Mansoor Al Awar: The success of the ‘Emirati Programmer’ initiative affirms our belief that the role of youth in building the future depends on their ability to use technology and advanced sciences to achieve development goals September 23, 2020 - Under the ......read more

    HBMSU launches the new EduGame at the virtual ‘Annual Gathering 2020'

    H.E. Dr. Al Awar: ‘We will continue our efforts to reengineer learning for the empowerment of our learners as they drive development in  UAE’ HBMSU’s graduates reflect the five learning outcomes, namely Academic Excellence, Innovation and Analytical Skills, Passion for Knowledge, Effective Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills, and Pride in National Identity and a Sense of Belonging 16 September 2020 – The Learners Relationship Management Department (LRM) of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has welcomed the new learners for fall 2020 during its ......read more

    Bentley Systems Announces Availability of OpenGround Cloud to Increase the Value of Geotechnical Data

    New Cloud Service Assures Data Integrity for Geotechnical Information Management 13 September 2020 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced the availability of OpenGround Cloud, a new cloud service that enables geotechnical professionals to access reliable geotechnical data for better engineering decision support and to improve collaboration across the entire supply chain. OpenGround Cloud offers a complete solution for ......read more

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