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    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 Ministry of Community Development also co-hosted a screening of the film at NYU Abu Dhabi on April 18th  •    AS ONE: The Autism Project is available for rent and purchase on iTunes May 15 2017, UAE: The UAE’s ......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 Leader, the nursery itself has bagged two awards one under SME category and another in the education sector. Vandana Gandhi, CEO and Founder of British Orchard Nursery commented: “Winning three awards at such a prestigious international forum is ......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, and the winner of the best school Al-Iman Private School for Girls. His Excellency stated, “We are pleased with the level of interest displayed by Bahraini students in the second round of the Arab Reading Challenge. The challenge is a major ......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, “We are very proud of our students, who participated in the Arab Reading Challenge under the unique and difficult circumstances in which they live. These difficulties did not discourage our youth, but rather fueled their desire to read and learn in ......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 Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development. The event, hosted at Emirates Palace Theatre on Thursday 4th May 2017, stayed true to the theme of collaboration throughout. Over 600 students from across Aldar Academies’ community ......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 University of Science and Technology. The commencement will be held at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, and coincides with the 10th anniversary of Masdar Institute’s establishment in 2007. Former United States Secretary of Energy Dr. ......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 long-term integrity programme between the Pearl Initiative and Siemens, the contest drew the participation of 51 student teams from 11 universities across the GCC region. The competition annually challenges business students to prepare a short case ......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 week to her craft. She performs weekly Prefect Duty, completed her Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards and acted as a Duke of Edinburgh Leader. Denia is also passionately engaged in community service, regularly volunteering at a local nursery ......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 promote leadership and teamwork.  More than 1,700 students, or 34 percent of the student body, voted in the elections for the council. Students elected to the Student Council for 2017–2018 are: Executive Board Qasim Ali   ......read more

    Paid Internships by MODUL University Dubai is a ‘Game Changer' in UAE's Higher Education Market

    MODUL University Dubai is the first and only university in the Middle East tangibly bridging the gap between academics & industry with paid internships Dubai, May 6, 2017: MODUL University Dubai, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, has announced its ‘paid internships program’ offered at the recently-held Gulf Education and Training Exhibition [GETEX] 2017 for the very first time in the Middle East received massive appeal from students, parents and school counselors.  MODUL University Dubai is the first and the only university in the Middle East which is tangibly bridging the gap between academics and the industry with paid internships. The paid internship program by MODUL is in commitment to the university’s mission to reinforce value-added, 360-degree tailored quality education, enhancing ......read more

    Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab at MIT to assist in transforming education in Saudi Arabia and the world

    J-WEL to spark a renaissance in education in schools, higher education, and workplace learning New Lab supports Saudi Vision 2030 on Education  Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – May 3, 2017  Community Jameel and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have today announced the creation of a new global education laboratory that supports education and learning, including in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. The global collaborative effort will help educators, universities, governments, and companies revolutionize the effectiveness and reach of education and aims to help prepare people everywhere for a labor market radically altered by technological progress, globalization, and the pursuit of higher living standards around the world. A guiding focus of J-WEL will be learners in the Middle East, and populations ......read more

    Duha Hussein Crowned Winner of Arab Reading Challenge in Jordan

    Minister of Education honours ARC participants and winners Amman, Jordan: 3 May, 2017 Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Omar Al Razzaz and ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi at the Cultural Palace in Amman. His Excellency honoured Duha Hussein, the Jordan ARC champion who is in the 10th grade at Um Qasir Seconday School in Amman, Fadi Wasfi Al-Dihshan, the winner of the distinguished supervisor award, and the winner of the best school Al-Hassad Al-Tarbawi. His Excellency stated, “I would like to thank His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, for launching the Arab Reading Challenge two years ago. We have seen the impact of this not only in ......read more

    Student Part-time Work Visa Strengthens Dubai's Reputation as a Leading International Education Hub

    •    Industry and University Partnerships (I-UP) Forum hosted by Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) and Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP) discusses new part-time student work regulation and impact on employment in the region Dubai-UAE: 3 May, 2017 – The fifth edition of the Industry and University Partnership Forum (I-UP Forum), hosted by Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) and Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP), gathered leading educators, industry experts and key stakeholders in Dubai to discuss the impact of the new part-time student work regulation issued by  Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (DCCA), including ways to strengthen Dubai’s position as an international education hub to a growing transnational student sector. The forum, an education dialogue titled, “The Part Time Student Work ......read more

    Collaborative Solar Cell Research Achieves Masdar Institute First in Leading Scientific Journal ‘Nature'

    Paper Published on Project to Develop Novel Fabrication Method to Make Efficient and Cheaper Optoelectronic Devices Abu Dhabi-UAE: 01 May, 2017 – The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a research-driven, graduate-level university that is part of the Khalifa University of Science and technology, today announced that a collaborative project with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has become its first project featured in one of the world’s leading scientific journals, Nature. Nature is the world’s most highly cited interdisciplinary scientific journal. The featured project made the front cover of the current Nature issue and explores the development of an innovative, low-cost method for fabricating a range of highly efficient semiconducting materials. The research is part of a Masdar Institute ......read more

    High-Level UK Government Delegation Visits Sharjah; Seeks Stronger Ties in Education, Media Sectors

    SHARJAH-Sharjah Government Media Bureau, May 1, 2017 – A high-level delegation of the UK government visited Sharjah Sunday as part of the efforts to strengthen bilateral relations in various areas. Led by HE Alex Eiken, Executive Director of Government Communications in the United Kingdom Government, the delegation visited the American University of Sharjah in the University City.   The UK delegation was received by HE Sheikh Fahim bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Executive Chairman of Sharjah Department of Government Relations, HE Majid Abdalla Majid Al Qasimi, Director of Department of Government Relations, HE Tariq Saeed Allay, Director of Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), Dr Björn Kjerfve, Chancellor of American University of Sharjah (AUS) and other senior Sharjah officials and academics.  Welcoming the guests, ......read more

    The 12-year-old Genius Aiming for the Stars at SCRF

    Youngest ever palaeontology author launches two more books Sharjah, April 30, 2017 Twelve year old Pritvik Sinhadc has never been an ordinary boy. At the age of six he had written his first book on palaeontology and by the time he was seven, it was published. He was officially the world’s youngest author of a publication on fossils and was confirmed as having a higher IQ than Einstein. At the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, Pritvik took the opportunity to launch two more books, one detailing the impact of nuclear waste on marine and land species and the other with the title ‘Walking with Prehistoric Beasts’. With two post-graduate courses from the University of Alberta under his belt – one passed with 92% and the other with 100% – the astrophysicist, palaeontologist, scientist and ......read more

    KHDA School Inspector conducts workshop to instil positive environment in preschool

    As part of its employee engagement framework British Orchard Nursery to hold a series of workshops for teachers  The exercise aimed at instilling lasting positivity in children and help them develop an optimistic, confident and progressive outlook towards life April 29, 2017; Dubai, UAE: With the aim to create a more positive environment among its teaching faculty and for the optimum development of pre-schoolers, British Orchard Nursery is conducting a series of workshops on promoting positive emotional climate. The first workshop was held at its DSO (Dubai Silicon Oasis) branch, helmed by Dr Wassim Labban, a school inspector at KHDA. The focus was on different ways to instil lasting positivity in children and help them develop an optimistic, confident and progressive outlook towards life. The teachings of the workshop were ......read more

    Skyline University College (SUC) 3rd Business Plan Competition Raised Solutions to Relevant Issues in UAE

    Sharjah, UAE, April 29, 2017:  Universities from the UAE and Sultanate of Oman have participated in the 3rd Inter-university Business Plan and New Idea Competition organized by the Skyline Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club (SEIC), Skyline University College (SUC) and supported by Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (Dtec), Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre (Sheraa) and The Hair Crafters Company LLC on April 17, 2017 at SUC campus. SUC team bagged the title for the Business Plan category while Amity University won the Marketing Pitch category. The New Idea category received more than 200 entries from the public and the title went to Mr. Sanjith P. who proposed recycled tar for tires and other rubber products. SEIC Annual Business Plan and Idea Competition served as a platform for university students to set forth their ......read more

    Skyline Book Fair Attracted Hundreds of Students

    Sharjah, UAE, April 29, 2017:  The 2-day Skyline Book Fair 2017 organized by SUC Library Department headed by Mr. Sheik Maideen and supported by Sharjah Book Authority has successfully attracted more than 300 book lovers and students from different schools in UAE and 85 students of which have participated in the Young Poetry Writing Competition and Story Writing Competition on April 18-19, 2017. The Chief Guests of the event from Sharjah Book Authority were Community Outreach Officers, Ms. Hanan Abdullateef and Ms. Eman Ahmed. SUC has been continuously carrying out the mission to promote the importance of book and reading in the country when UAE announced the “Year of Reading” last year. This advocate has inspired the university more to spread this awareness among young minds as a way of training them early, get them ......read more

    Why Parents should be Teachers in their Children's Literary Lessons

    SCRF hears how children need to learn to love reading Sharjah, April 28, 2017 A panel of distinguished children’s authors met at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival being held at the Expo Centre Sharjah until Saturday, to discuss the most effective ways of instilling a love of reading in children and young people. Tunisian writers Nafila Thahab, who has written 29 books and Mizoni Al Bannai, who has written more than 70, were joined by Dr Luis Gatmaitan from the Philippines, an award winning author who uses bibliotherapy for sick children. He told the audience that many of his books were based around medicine. “If you can explain and illustrate the right story, it can put complex medical procedures into fairly simple terms and help the children to understand them. It stirs a certain curiosity if they see ......read more

    Masdar Institute Wins 2017 Mohammed bin Rashid Global Water Award

    MI Receives Award in ‘Innovative Research and Development’ Category for Inexpensive Device for Water Desalination Abu Dhabi-UAE: 27 April, 2017 – His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, today presented the Mohammed bin Rashid Global Water Award to Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology.  A ceremony was hosted by the award organizers where Dr. Peter Armstrong, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Masdar Institute, was granted the award along with MI students and management.  The award aims to find and support innovative solutions to water shortage and scarcity worldwide. Two other teams from Khalifa University of Science and Technology were also recognized, for a dual disinfection modified ......read more

    Al Noor Training Centre Was Awarded The Princess Haya Award For Special Education (PHASE)

    Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities was appreciated for its efforts and contribution towards enhancing the lives of children with special needs. Dubai, 27th April, UAE:  Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities has been working dedicatedly for children with special needs to enhance their lives in many aspects through advanced education methods. Their efforts were recognized as they were honored with Princess Haya Awards for Special Education (PHASE) for their commendable work in the field of assistive technology for special children. The Centre was announced the winner for “Outstanding Awareness Campaign in the Category of Institutional excellence for their initiative Windows 10 presents Al Noor Assistive TechX 2015”.The award was presented by HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of ......read more

    Nour Tabboh Crowned Winner of Arab Reading Challenge in Lebanon

    Dubai, UAE - 26 April 2017 Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the General Director of Education at the Ministry of Education and Higher Learning Minister His Excellency Fadi Yarak and His Excellency Hamad Saeed Sultan Al Shamsi, the UAE Ambassador to Lebanon, at the UNESCO Palace.  The Lebanon ARC champion Nour Tabboh, who is in the 12th grade at Rawdat Al Fayhaa School in Tripoli, was honoured at the ceremony, along with the winner of the distinguished supervisor award Hanadi Hateit. Nour’s school was also named winner of the best school award for the state. ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi said, “Lebanon has always been a cultural and scientific hub for the Arab region, and we are delighted to see that tradition continue as Lebanese students ......read more

    Dubai Tourism Champions Vocational Education with the Launch of Dubai College of Tourism

    College to welcome first batch of students in September 2017 Dubai, UAE: 26 April 2017: Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has announced the launch of Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), an institution dedicated to training the next generation of tourism professionals and providing school leavers with an alternative option for further education, that bridges the gap between in-house training and a full bachelor’s degree. The Government backed vocational college will be accepting its first batch of students in September 2017. DCT’s mandate is to educate and empower future leaders, entrepreneurs and employees of Dubai’s expanding tourism industry, ensuring a steady pipeline of highly trained hospitality professionals for the city. The opening of the institution is in line ......read more

    National Defense College Visits Abu Dhabi Ports

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24 April 2017 - Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of Abu Dhabi's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, KIZAD, received a delegation from the National Defense College in KIZAD’s HQ in Taweelah to observe, first-hand the ports’ safety procedures, prevention plans and crisis management and preparedness.   The delegation was headed by Brigadier Staff Eng. Hamad Juma Al Neyadi, Deputy Commander of National Defense College, and received by the CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, Captain Mohammed Juma Al Shamisi, as well as a number of senior management in Abu Dhabi Ports.  The visit commenced with a tour in KIZAD’s Visitor Centre and highlighted the latest developments and current plans on site. The delegation learned more about crisis management ......read more

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    ‘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

    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

    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

    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

    SP Jain School of Global Management - Dubai clinch the winner title in the inaugural edition of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz in Dubai

    Gurtejbir Sandhu and Sumanta Deb winners from SP Jain School of Global Management - Dubai 134 students (67 teams) participated in the first edition of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz Dubai Top team won cash prize of AED 15,000* Dubai,  2nd May, 2017: Gurtejbir Sandhu and Sumanta Deb of SP Jain School of Global Management - Dubai were declared champions at the inaugural edition of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz in Dubai, held on Sunday, 30th April 2017, at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, Dubai Campus. Navaneet Nair and Yashkumar Asnani from Manipal University ......read more

    HBMSU's ‘7th Innovation Lab' highlights role of technological innovation in education and knowledge

    UAE, May 03, 2017- In an unprecedented move to put its groundbreaking initiative on the global map, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) recently held its ‘7th  Innovation Lab for the Future of Smart Learning’ in collaboration with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), one of the leading providers of on-campus and online education in Australia. The forum served as a platform for the participants to share the best practices and ideas and showcase the latest innovative insights on smart learning methods in line with the ongoing efforts promoting knowledge and ......read more

    Badminton Makes Successful Debut at School Olympics

      •    173 players from across the UAE contest three divisions •    Badminton only racquet sport included in UAE School Olympics April 30, 2017 - DUBAI UAE:  Badminton joined a select group of sports when it made a successful debut at the Finals of the 5th UAE School Olympics last week, with 173 players (89 boys and 84 girls) contesting the Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15 categories on the 24th and 25th of April. In October last year it was announced that badminton would be the first racquet sport to be included in the School ......read more

    McGuinty Visits UAE on Education Mission

    Former Premier of Ontario, Canada Meets UAE Education Leaders in Dubai On a mission to discuss the future of education in the UAE, former Premier of Ontario Dalton McGuinty met with leaders in the UAE’s education sector to discuss how the industry can find new ways to reach every learner. McGuinty — who was known as “the Education Premier” — served as Ontario, Canada’s 24th Premier from 2003 to 2013 and is currently a special advisor to John Baker, President and CEO of D2L. McGuinty strengthened Ontario's public education system by dramatically ......read more

    ‘Growing Together' … Kalimat's Message to Society on their Tenth Anniversary

    Series of celebratory events being held on the side-lines of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival  Sharjah, 22 April 2017 To mark 10 years of success in publishing, Kalimat Publishing House – a Kalimat Group subsidiary, chose World Book Day 2017 to organise a series of celebratory events under the slogan, ‘Growing Together’ at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF 2017). The celebrations were as much for the generation of readers who have grown up reading Kalimat’s titles, as well as authors; some of who debuted with Kalimat in ......read more

    Sharjah Book Authority and National Library of Serbia Sign MoU at SCRF 2017

    Step to strengthen ties with one of East Europe’s best public libraries  Sharjah, 22 April 2017:  In a bid to exchange literary prowess and build cross-cultural bridges, Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) and National Library of Serbia (NLS) have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pave the way for effective strategic collaborations in cultural and literary areas. This landmark step was taken at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF 2017), running at Sharjah’s Expo Centre until 29 April.  The agreement is a culmination of a series of ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi collaborates to host 11th Annual MENASA NASPA Conference

    Keynote remarks offered by His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, UAE Minister of State for Higher Education Abu Dhabi, April 22, 2017:  NYU Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) Office of Campus Life hosted the 11th Annual MENASA NASPA Conference from April 18-20 at NYUAD’s campus on Saadiyat Island . The conference offered 175 student affairs professionals the opportunity to discuss new approaches, challenges and ideas across higher education in the region.  As part of the annual program for NASPA, a professional association based in the United States for student affairs ......read more

    Abdullah Ammar Crowned Winner of Arab Reading Challenge in Egypt

    Minister of Education honours ARC participants and winners Egypt: 19 April, 2017: Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Tarek Al Shawki and ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi. His Excellency honoured Abdullah Ammar, the Egypt ARC champion who is in the 5th grade at Al Noor School for the Blind in Ismailia, Fathia Sayed Abdel Razzaq, the winner of the distinguished supervisor award and Hassan Abu Bakr School, the winner of the best school award for the state. ARC Secretary ......read more

    Emirates Diplomatic Academy Unveils Consultation Report to United Nations Secretary-General in New York

    Document by EDA’s Tom Fletcher highlights role of technology in delivering on UN’s mandate in 21st century Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 April, 2017 – Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s leading international relations and diplomacy, education, executive training and research institution, unveiled a consultation report titled ‘United Networks: Can Technology Help the UN Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century?’ The document enlists a set of 20 recommendations to the UN Secretary-General on managing the shift to a hyperconnected world without compromising ......read more

    20 UAE Nationals Experience the Excitement of Cutting-Edge Research During Week-Long Internship at Masdar Institute

    Participants Experienced Hands-On Labs on Mini-Satellites, 3D Printing, Fuel Cells, Waste-to-Energy and Carbon Capture Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 April, 2017 – The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology a research-driven graduate-level institution focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, hosted a group of 20 UAE national undergraduate students who learned cutting-edge research techniques as part of the Institute’s yearly Ektashif Spring 2017 internship program. Masdar Institute is part of the newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology, The ......read more

    HBMSU and Community Development Authority discuss areas of collaboration to push for Dubai's social development

    UAE, April 18, 2016– Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) received a high-level delegates from the Community Development Authority headed by Director General H.E Ahmed Jelfar at the university campus to discuss areas of collaboration and future partnerships in matters of common interests. During the meeting, HBMSU representatives also took the opportunity to showcase the university’s smart learning system, online learning platform Cloud Campus, international research works, and academic programs and professional diplomas – all of ......read more

    Masdar Institute Professor Wins Khalifa Award for Education 2017

    Dr Hassan A. Arafat Named ‘Distinguished University Professor in Scientific Research’ in UAE and Arab World Category Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 April, 2017 – His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and the Chairman of the Council of Trustees of the Khalifa Award for Education, presented the prestigious award to Dr. Hassan Arafat, Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. Masdar Institute is a research-driven graduate-level institution focused on advanced ......read more

    Dubai Professor Appointed Advisor on Strategic Planning to the Pacific Nation of Kiribati

    Prof. Franco Gandolfi, dean of Canadian University Dubai, advises the government on obtaining foreign aid Dubai, April 18, 2017: Canadian University Dubai’s (CUD) Dean of Faculty of Management and School of Business Administration, Prof. Franco Gandolfi, was recently invited to act as a strategic advisor to the South Pacific nation of Kiribati to help them obtain financial aid from donors and development partners.    In addition, Prof. Franco also conducted a week of intensive workshops on strategic planning and foresight for mid-level and senior-level public servants ......read more

    UK/UAE 2017 Debuts British Sculptors and Oxford Biologists at Think Science

    Dubai, 18 April 2017: As part of its UK/UAE 2017 initiative, the British Council is organising an artistic installation and programme of workshops and talks at Think Science 2017 (18-20 April), a platform for UAE youth designed to develop their knowledge of science and technology. The “Sugar Science” art and science project will bring British architectural sculptors Brendan Jamison and Mark Revels to the UAE for the first time, while University of Oxford professors will give a series of talks providing insight into the wonders of biochemistry. UK/UAE 2017 is a yearlong ......read more

    Yahsat Space Laboratory Launched at Masdar Institute

    Laboratory to Provide Students and Faculty with Facilities Required to Construct, Test and Launch Miniature CubeSat Satellite   Abu Dhabi-UAE: 17 April, 2017 – The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a research-driven graduate-level institution focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, and Al Yahsat Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), have announced the launch of the Yahsat Space Laboratory. Masdar Institute is a part of the newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology.   Launched by officials from Masdar Institute, Yahsat ......read more

    Jafza and Danube Group to develop employee skills in free zone

    Training centre to offer free courses to further careers Dubai, United Arab Emirates 17 April, 2017: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a DP World Company and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the Middle East region and Africa and Danube Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to train and develop unskilled workers in the free zone at the Danube Welfare Center. The MoU was signed between Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO of Jafza and Senior Vice President & Managing Director of DP World - UAE Region and Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman of Danube Group, in the presence ......read more

    Participants of Sharjah Tatweer Forum's Sharjah Leadership Program explores leadership in sustainability and ‘brain-based leadership' during visit to University of Cambridge, UK

    UAE, April 16, 2017- A select group of participants of Sharjah Tatweer Forum’s (STF) flagship Sharjah Leadership Program (SLP) gained insights on the ‘brain-based leadership’ concept discussed on the first day of their 10-day educational visit to the UK. The SLP participants are in Europe to take part in the international leadership forum organized by STF in coordination with the University of Cambridge and Leapership Consultants. Set to end on April 19, 2017, the UK forum is in line with the UAE’s strategic approach to adopt a sustainable, innovation- and ......read more

    Khalifa University of Science & Technology - Petroleum Institute - Hosts the Annual Open Day at Sas Al Nakhl Campus

    First-hand Experience with Professors and Senior Students •    Outstanding high school students and their families from across the UAE attended the annual event this year •    12 undergraduate programs in different fields of science and engineering are offered by  Khalifa University of Science and Technology Abu Dhabi, 16 April 2017 – The Petroleum Institute, a part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology, yesterday hosted its Annual Open Day event at Sas Al Nakhl campus. The event was attended by outstanding high school ......read more

    Emirates Diplomatic Academy separately partners with Delma Institute and Georgetown University to organise Simulation Week

    Local and international experts train the UAE’s future diplomats for negotiation and conflict resolution Abu Dhabi-UAE: 15 April, 2017 – Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s leading international relations and diplomacy, education, executive training and research institution, organised a five-day Simulation Week covering negotiations and conflict situations. The first part of the activities was organized in collaboration with the Delma Institute, and the second part with Georgetown University’s “Institute for the Study of ......read more

    Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi inaugurates Gulf Education and Training Exhibition 2017

    Show throws spotlight on Occupational & Industry, Professional Development & Continuing Education  Dubai, April 13, 2017 – His Excellency Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi Minister of State for Higher Education, opened today (Thursday, April 13, 2017) the 29th edition of the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX), the leading student recruitment platform in the Middle East and Asia, at the Sheikh Saeed Halls of the Dubai International Convention Center. The region’s most trusted education, training and professional development event is being ......read more

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