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    INFINITI Engineering Academy 2019 Middle East winner awarded a life-changing career opportunity with INFINITI and Renault F1® Team

    • INFINITI names engineering student Raoul Samarani as the 2019 Middle East’s winner of its acclaimed INFINITI Engineering Academy • Following an intense final at Al Masaood INFINITI Showroom in Abu Dhabi, Samarani has become the last of the seven Academy Engineers (one per participating region) to be awarded a unique one-year placement to work in automotive and Formula 1™ • Chosen by a panel of judges from INFINITI, Renault F1® Team, the Alliance and Harvard University, Samarani will begin his unique one-year placement with INFINITI and Renault F1® Team in January 2020, together with another six winners from all over the world   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:    Engineering student Raoul Al Samarani has today earned the career opportunity of a lifetime to ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi researchers explore the long-standing sociocultural connection between falcons and humans and how new genomic approaches can expand our understanding of these importa

    • In a new review article drawing upon more than 150 scientific papers, researchers from the Center for Genomics & Systems Biology at NYU Abu Dhabi examine the diversity, evolutionary history and genomics of falcons in the context of their conservation and interactions with humans. • Falcons have experienced several recent adaptive radiations, or development of new species, around the world. This newly-developed diversity, which coincides with many “genomic peculiarities”, means there is potential for genome-wide approaches to studying falcons.  • This review article, published in Ecology and Evolution, suggests that the study of falcons should have importance globally as it reaffirms that falcons have a unique potential to provide broad insights into fundamental biological ......read more

    Sohar University Joins Red Hat Academy

    December 12, 2019:    Sohar University, today announced that it has collaborated with Red Hat to create the Sohar University Red Hat Academy. Red Hat Academy is an open source, web-deployed and web- managed education program that is designed to provide turnkey curriculum materials to academic institutions to start and sustain an open source and Linux curriculum program. As a growing need for reducing the skills gab between education and industry, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology (FCIT), Sohar University, has subscribed to Red Hat Academy Program in order to obtain the rigorous curriculum and hands-on labs. These equipped students with the enterprise-ready skills needed before they graduate from the University. In academic year 2018-19, FCIT embedded the Red Hat curriculum (Linux-related content) in the ......read more

    GEMS Education Holds Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for 500 Students from 20 schools

    More than 40 corporate mentors, trainers and volunteers in attendance at one of the largest events of its kind in the region     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:     GEMS Education has held a special entrepreneurship bootcamp involving 500 of its students from 20 schools and more than 40 corporate mentors, trainers and volunteers. The ambitious full-day event, titled ‘Big Bang Bootcamp’, was held on 10 December 2019 at GEMS Modern Academy in Dubai in conjunction with INJAZ UAE and Standard Chartered Bank.   The bootcamp is a precursor to the GEMS Global Innovation Challenge, one of the world’s largest youth innovation and entrepreneurship programmes, and was designed to inform students about entrepreneurship and support them in their development journey as ......read more

    CUD professor's co-invention – an air quality monitoring device -- gets U.S. patent

    Dubai, December 9, 2019:   A path-breaking air quality monitoring device-co-invented by a Professor from Canadian University Dubai (CUD) in collaboration with researchers from two other universities has received a U.S. patent. The device was developed through a US$1 million funding in a joint collaboration involving three universities: Qatar University, Universita de Brescia, Italy, and Canadian University Dubai.  The multi-parametric environmental diagnostics and monitoring sensing board uses multiple renewable energy sources to power the various environmental sensors mounted on it, unlike conventional sensor devices which use batteries that could be toxic for the environment and require regular replacements on expiry. Dr. Adel Ben Mnaouer, Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering and ......read more

    Why AU Students Play Basketball on Wheelchairs?

    Ajman-UAE: December 08, 2019 – Ajman University (AU), as part of its social responsibility, has run a special basketball match for determined people with mobility impairment. The match, organized by the College of Mass Communication, was part of the graduation project of a student of graphic design. The match, attended by AU Chancellor, Dr Karim Seghir, Vice-Chancellors, and large audience, saw a stiff competition from the two teams.  “What was interesting about the match was the high spirit and real competition between a team with mobility impairment of the Dubai People of Determination Club and AU sound students on wheel chairs.” The project submitted by AU student Firas Al Ash'hab under the supervision of Dr Basma Fuda, was aimed to share and feel the mobility challenges the determined people ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Class of 2017 graduate Alioune Fall named as 2021 Schwarzman Scholar

    Fall will pursue a master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing   Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 7, 2019:   NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Class of 2017 graduate Alioune Fall has been selected as a 2021 Schwarzman Scholar. Fall will pursue a Master of Global Affairs at Tsinghua University and spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators, and senior leaders in business, politics, and society.    The 2021 Schwarzman Scholars were chosen from a pool of over 4,700 applicants from 41 countries and 108 universities.  The Scholars were selected through an application process designed to assess academic strength, leadership ability, and strength of character.    Fall hails from Senegal and graduated in 2017 with a major in Economics from NYUAD. He currently ......read more

    Pre-school launches initiative encouraging children to stay hydrated

    Insufficient water intake can cause reduced mental performance  December 5th, 2019; Dubai, UAE:   Encouraging children to drink water at regular intervals, British Orchard Nursery, UAE’s premier and the largest pre-school chain, has launched the Water Bell Initiative. The scheme aims to drive home the importance of staying hydrated and ensuring that the children and the staff drink water at regular intervals and for this the nursery would be ringing the bell every two hours as a reminder to drink water. The Water Bell will ring at the beginning of the day, break time and then around noon. For those attending full day school, the bell will further ring three times at regular intervals until the end of day.  Staying hydrated is essential for the body as water has many important functions including ......read more

    Information City concludes "Al Saada" initiative

    Three phases focused on children welfare   Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2019:   Under the chairmanship of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the Information City, held the closing ceremony of "Saada" initiative at the Atlantis Hotel in Palm Jumeirah. The ceremony was attended by high profile dignitaries, officials and sponsors from all sectors. The initiative emphasized on its active role to help the community in general, and to accelerate progress in the sectors of education, health and society.   Over two years in a row, the "Saada" initiative has made tremendous achievements in terms of assisting children socially and culturally through its implementation of three important phases. With its strategic partner MTN, the Information City, provided in its first phase 1000 ......read more

    Dunecrest American School Celebrates the UAE National Day

    An array of collaborative activities were organized for students, parents and faculty members to take part in   United Arab Emirates, Dubai –28 November 2019:   Dunecrest American School celebrated the UAE 48th National Day with a week-long celebration of UAE culture, heritage and Arabic language literacy activities. From an Arabic book fair, visiting authors and motivational speakers to calligraphy workshops, tolerance workshops and a special assembly with cultural performances, the school was alive with the spirit of the UAE.  The celebrations at Dunecrest American School kicked off on November 24th with an Arabic Book Fair that connected the students with Arab authors such as Haya Al Kasem and allowed them to discuss and read about the UAE heritage, and participate in interactive team building ......read more

    PACE to Space

    Sharjah, UAE - November 28, 2019:  PACE Education Group soars to new heights by achieving a new Guinness World Record of Largest Human Image of a Rocket, as a tribute and expression of solidarity with the UAE's scientific advancement efforts, led by Hassa Al Mansouri, the first Emarati to set foot in space. Hazza Al Mansouri’s remarkable visit to space undoubtedly kindled the desire in many aspiring astronauts to embark their limitless journey to space. Reflecting this great achievement, the students from five schools under the PACE Group formed the human image of a Rocket on 28th November 2019, as part of the National Day Celebrations signifying the spirit of unity in UAE and the vision of the UAE leaders to work towards the future. This official attempt to the Guinness World Record is the first of its category to ......read more

    Pupils at Dubai Heights Academy mark 48th National Day with two days of traditional celebrations

    The school hosted a special National Day assembly as well as participating in a video which was filmed at DHA with Emirati presenter Haithem Al Hamadi to be shown on Dubai One More than 250 pupils from Dubai Heights Academy (DHA) together with their families, staff and friends came together to mark the UAE’s 48th National Day and Year of Tolerance with two days of traditional Emirati activities, dancing, singing and Arabic storytelling.  Kicking off the celebrations on Wednesday 27th November, pupils and staff took part in a range of activities and games including camel rides, falconry, henna art and face painting as well as enjoying a fantastic feast of local Emirati dishes, traditional music, dancing and singing.  Other highlights included pupils building the Burj Khalifa using a range of recyclable ......read more

    GEMS Education breaks new Guinness World Record on the occasion of UAE National Day

    • Created the ‘World’s Largest Mosaic Mural Made of Plastic Bottle Caps’ forming the phrase ‘Zayed’s Ambitions Embrace Space’ • Attended by esteemed guests Sheikh Jumuah Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Abdul Rahim Bin Shafi’a and Mohammed Al Harmi from Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre     Dubai, UAE - November 26, 2019:  To celebrate the 48th UAE National Day, students, faculty members and parents from GEMS Education, gathered to form the ‘World’s Largest Mosaic Mural Made of Plastic Bottle Caps’ forming the phrase ‘Zayed’s Ambitions Embrace Space’ and set another Guinness World Record.    Sheikh Jumuah Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Abdul Rahim Bin Shafi’a and CEO, GEMS Education Dino Varkey, along with Mohammed Al ......read more

    iCademy Middle East's Innovative Assessment Model Gets Top Marks For Student Appraisal

    iCademy’s assessments include quizzes, tests and assignments within each online course that students complete or submit directly within the learning management system   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 November 2019:   iCademy Middle East has touted its ground-breaking assessment model as an essential tool in improving long-term student performance.   The NEASC-accredited American Online School has built frequent assessments into its online curriculum, including computer-scored quizzes, interactive learning games, and module exams.   Scholars at the academy cite studies asserting that frequent and innovative assessments models should replace the ‘big test’ at the end of a semester. They say a greater frequency of quality developmental assessment enables teachers to recognize when ......read more

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center boosts support to educational institutions in line with the UAE National Day celebrations

    Dubai, 26 November 2019:   The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has announced its support to 15 establishments in the UAE, including educational institutions holding various events in celebration of the UAE’s 48th National Day. The HHC will also host the official event on December 2 at the Heritage Village in Dubai’s Global Village.   With 2019 declared as the ‘Year of Tolerance’, several activities have been lined up showcasing the UAE’s rich heritage and traditions as manifested by its traditional songs, arts and culture.    “The activities also portray the history of the UAE and the traditions of the hundreds of nationalities that have been coexisting peacefully since the country’s foundation in 1971,” said Hind bin Demaithan Al Qemzi, HHC Director ......read more

    Dubai Cares delegation visits Vietnam to launch a three-year program that addresses the lack of child-friendly libraries and books in local language

    • AED 7,347,000 (USD 2 million) program is set to establish 320 libraries and benefit over 140,000 children • Program scales up library model in coordination with the Ministry of Education and Training in Vietnam     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 25 November 2019:   A delegation led by Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares recently visited Vietnam to witness the launch of a three-year program that aims to scale-up a librarian training model that will help underserved students adopt and grow a habit of reading. The AED 7,347,000 (USD 2 million) program is set to support the government in increasing the number of child-friendly libraries across the country. The program seeks to establish 320 libraries in 18 districts and publish 5 new book titles in Vietnamese, benefiting ......read more

    Winners announced at NYU Abu Dhabi's fourth annual High School Debate Tournament

     The winning teams were announced after an intense round of debates discussing a diverse range of  issues  from filling quotas for women in government to media focus on the personal lives of politicians    George Sebastian Hirjoaba and Ahmad Ali Gahallah were named the best speakers of the tournament   Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 24, 2019:   The NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Debate Union concluded its fourth annual UAE High School Debate Program, with Brighton College in Abu Dhabi recognized as the UAE High School Debate champions in the English division, and Al Ansar International Academy in Sharjah  recognized as the Arabic division champions, while George Sebastian Hirjoaba and Ahmad Ali Gahallah  won best speakers of the tournament held over the ......read more

    Record-breaking Number of Entries for School Librarian of the Year Award 2020

    Dubai, 24 November 2019:   Emirates Literature Foundation has received a record number of entries for the annual School Librarian of the Year Award, which closed for submissions last week. The increase in entries is attributed to the growing awareness and status of the Award, as well as its positive effects on the reading culture in schools.     The Award, which is in its fourth year, is given by the Emirates Literature Foundation and The Executive Council of Dubai. In addition to the prizes for the winners, all entrants are offered career development and networking opportunities. Isobel Abulhoul, OBE, CEO and trustee of the Emirates Literature Foundation said: “Librarians play a crucial role in connecting children with the right books at the right time, creating a new generation of empathetic, ......read more

    Students from GEMS Wellington International School outshine 1200 others at the DEWA Business Cup Challenge 2019

    Nerve wrecking finale came to a thrilling finish as students were put in real-life business scenarios   Dubai, November 21, 2019:    After three grueling weeks of solving real world cases on Artificial Intelligence, 1200 high school students from across 60 schools in the UAE competed last Saturday for the DEWA Business Cup Challenge 2019 hosted by Curtin University Dubai. The winning team – Carv – comprised of four students from GEMS Wellington International School presented an exceptional solution in the Finals. They were also the recipients of DEWA’s Best Solution Award, given for the best case study on developing a narrow AI solution for DEWA.  “We at GEMS Wellington International School are extremely proud of Team Carv for winning the first place in the DEWA Business Cup Challenge. ......read more

    The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature highlights value of children's books to mark Universal Children's Day

    Dubai, 20 November 2019:   In celebration of Universal Children’s Day, Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has revealed a programme of authors and sessions that help children make sense of the world and their place in it, with wide-reaching topics covering everything from saving the planet to coping with anxiety.  Bringing books and a love of reading to children is one of the key goals of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (4-9 February 2020), as the benefits of reading for pleasure are countless and ultimately improve children’s quality of life.  “Reading is not just about acquiring basic language skills, or providing information and knowledge, although it is wonderful that it does all of those things,” said Isobel Abulhoul OBE, CEO and Trustee of the Emirates Literature ......read more

    Masterminds Nursery & Kindergarten, Dubai invited Elisa Guerra – a UNESCO International Commission Member as a headline speaker for their annual event in the Emirate

    • Elisa is a reknowned childhood development expert and educator and addressed delegates about the neuroscience behind child development during the first six years • Elisa is  a two-time Global Teacher Prize finalist and  recipient of the Brazilian Gold Medal of Honour for outstanding service for children in Latin America  • The event was themed around multiplying a child’s intelligence – speakers shared key facts based on 60 years of research by child developmentalists and Nobel Prize winners         United Arab Emirates, 20 November 2019:   Masterminds Nursery & Kindergarten – a Dubai-based Early Learning Institute known to offer carefully curated enrichment programs, invited Elisa Guerra – a renowned, award-winning child ......read more

    Henkel's Forscherwelt Science Lab Now Open in Dubai's Children's City

    The inauguration held earlier today was attended by Talib AbdulKareem Jilfar, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Services Sector and Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board and the Shareholders’ Committee of Henkel   UAE, Dubai, 18 November 2019:  Earlier today, Henkel, in partnership with Dubai Municipality’s Children’s City officially inaugurated its first permanent Forscherwelt (Researchers’ World) Science Lab for children in Dubai. It was attended by Talib AbdulKareem Jilfar, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Services Sector; Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board and the Shareholders’ Committee of Henkel; Holger Mahnicke, German Consul General and Mustafa İlker Kılıç Turkish Consul General.  The new, purpose-build ......read more

    Horizon International Flight Academy Signs Purchase Agreement for 12 Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Helicopters

    Horizon International Flight Academy will become the largest operator of Bell 505 trainer helicopters in the world.   Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 18, 2019:   Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, has announced the signature of a purchase agreement with Horizon International Flight Academy for 12 Bell 505 helicopters. Based at Al Ain International Airport Zone and purpose-built for flight training, Horizon International Flight Academy uses their Bell only fleet to provide unparalleled flight training to local and international students for the civilian and military sector. Hareb Thani Al Dhaheri, chief executive officer, Horizon, stated, “By introducing the single-engine glass cockpits, the fleet will enable us to meet the latest technology needs of aspiring pilots and will prepare ......read more

    Emirati Students Set to Make Homes More Energy Efficient at Fifth Annual “Make It Challenge”

    Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 11, 2019:  The latest edition of the renowned “Make It Challenge” is taking place this week in the UAE, with more than 180 UAE national students attending from schools in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. The events, at the UAE University in Al Ain and the Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, will promote STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) subjects through the practical application of knowledge and problem-solving exercises. The “Make It Challenge” is an initiative of the UK Manufacturing Institute in partnership with Mubadala, Masdar, and BAE Systems.  This year’s challenge will explore energy efficiency in the home, identifying how living spaces and lifestyles can be managed to reduce their environmental impact through better ......read more

    FERG and ACC deliver first AML training for 40 exchange houses

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 11, 2019:    Allied Compliance Consultancy (ACC), the only authorized trainer for Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) in the UAE, conducted the first training module on advanced AML for FERG member exchange houses.   Dubai, November 11, 2019: The UAE’s Foreign Exchange and Remittance Group (FERG) and Allied Compliance Consultancy (ACC) completed the first successful training on advanced Anti Money Laundering for their exchange houses. Forty exchange houses had participated in the training schedule, which has been designed for keeping members up to date with the latest regulations in the industry.   FERG’s collaboration with ACC, a leading training institute in UAE, is in line with the Group’s vision to further enhance compliance ......read more

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    London Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) grants fellowship certificate to UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development

    Fellowship presented in recognition of Minister Al Nuaimi’s unparalleled service in infrastructure and civil engineering UAE, 27 November 2019 – His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime, has recently received a fellowship certificate from the prestigious London Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). The certificate was presented to the UAE Minister by the President‎ of the institute, in the presence of Rawdha Al Otaiba, Deputy Head of Mission at the UAE ......read more

    GEMS Jumeirah Primary School hosts H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bin Hasher Bin Dalmook Al Maktoum

    • GEMS school celebrates Flag Day with a UAE royal guest • To mark the celebration, the school planted ‘Jumeirah Primary School Tolerance Tree’      Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 05, 2019:   GEMS Jumeirah Primary School hosted a royal guest, H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bin Hasher Bin Dalmook Al Maktoum along with an audience of GEMS Education VIPs as well as students, teachers and parents, to celebrate UAE Flag Day.    As part of the celebration, GEMS students introduced the morning event which saw the chief guest ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi researchers develop Micro-Electro-Fluidic Probe (MeFP) technology to isolate and pattern cells

    ● NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have developed a novel tool that creates new opportunities for patterning cells on flat substrates, with highly selective and flexible manner, in a 2D printing-like process. ● Cell patterning is an important part of tissue engineering processes - it is similar to a jigsaw puzzle where different cell types first have to be sorted, purified, and then assembled in controlled patterns. ● The field of tissue engineering aims for generating tissues in lab setting for use to replace or repair portions of a patients’ damaged tissues – or ......read more

    GEMS Dubai American Academy Elementary named Apple Distinguished School

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 04, 2019:     GEMS Dubai American Academy Elementary has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School from 2019 to 2022, for its continuous innovation in teaching and learning and implementation of technology in student learning.   Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership and educational excellence that use technology to inspire creativity, collaboration and critical thinking. They showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching and the school environment, and have documented results of ......read more

    AMSI Voices - a networking platform for student empowerment formed by AMSI Alumni recognizes 'Girls as Makers of Change'

    Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development attends the fifth edition of the one-day conference which highlighted courageous career choices and critical turning points.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 29, 2019:   AMSI Voices heralded a great opportunity for girl students across AMSI schools, to meet, discuss and understand the challenges of a working world from experienced professionals who once studied in the very same AMSI schools.  Themed “Girls are Makers of Change” the fifth edition of the AMSI Voices ......read more

    MBRU to Unveil New Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences at NAJAH 2019

    Dr. Hanan Al Suwaidi - Assistant Professor Family Medicine, MBRU, and flight surgeon on the UAE’s historic first space mission, will be on hand at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre to engage with students Dubai, October 28, 2019:  Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) will unveil its latest higher education offering at the 2019 edition of NAJAH, a leading higher education event in the UAE, held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of State for Tolerance and UAE Cabinet Member, at the Abu Dhabi ......read more

    GEMS Education launches five specialist Centres of Excellence during GEMS Xhibit

    • H.E. Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai, attends as guest of honour • Over 100 business leaders attend the student-tech event, where 17 school teams showcased and presented their ‘Global Innovation Challenge’ solutions and products • Strategic MoUs in the field of curriculum leadership, development support for AI, robotics, entrepreneurship and sustainability signed between GEMS Education and partners     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 28, 2019:    GEMS ......read more

    A microchip developed by NYU Abu Dhabi researchers provides a new method for understanding how T cells react to infections and treatments

    Fast facts:  NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have developed a microchip that can isolate T cells, in a systematic and precise manner  T cells are a type of white blood cell that is important to the immune system and is at the core of immunity, the system that tailors the body's immune response to specific pathogens (bacteria, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease)  The microchip will help researchers to identify, and track in time, the amount of cytokines released from each cell  Cytokines are small proteins released by cells that have a specific ......read more

    Emirati youth employment program sets new milestone

    24 new graduates given work-readiness training and job opportunities as part of Education For Employment and Citi Foundation partnership   Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 24 October 2019:   Education For Employment (EFE) and the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Human Resources Department have delivered work readiness training to 24 Emirati youth as part of the Pathways to Progress programme in partnership with Citi Foundation. The 50-hour training that took place in Ras Al Khaimah was designed to equip the young Emiratis with communication, customer service, personal development ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai charts strategy for AI advancement, in line with UAE's vision

    Dubai, October 23, 2019:  In line with the UAE’s drive to be a leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has put in place plans that will integrate AI into students’ lives as well as explore new programs in this field.   The move is in sync with the multiple initiatives undertaken by the UAE in the field, including the recent announcement of Abu Dhabi’s plans to open the world’s first research-based graduate-level university for Artificial Intelligence, and appointing a UAE Minister for Artificial ......read more

    IMA Providing University Students with Unique US Learning Experience

    IMA selected four IMA students from the Middle East region to attend its Student Leadership Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina    Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2019:   IMA®  (Institute of Management Accountants), has selected four students from top universities in the region to represent the Middle East at the organization’s annual Student Leadership Conference on November 14-16, 2019. Through this journey, Hassan Alkhabbas of Sultan Qaboos University, Mariam Khalifa of American University of Cairo, Mona Habib of University of Bahrain, and Sireen ......read more

    British Orchard Nursery introduces Mandarin as an additional language to its EYFS curriculum!

    This move will help improve early language development and opportunities for students as the UAE paves way for strong international relations with China October 21, 2019; Dubai, UAE:   British Orchard Nursery (BON) has added another feather to its hat – this time by introducing Mandarin as an additional language to its EYFS curriculum.   Students will now have the chance to learn this powerful language that has been introduced as an integral part of BON’s linguistics pool across its branches in the UAE, in addition to the ongoing lessons in Arabic, ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy and ADNOC Logistics & Services, Sign MoU to Offer Cadetships to Emirati Students

    Abu Dhabi–UAE, October 19, 2019:  Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy, an Abu Dhabi Ports company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s marine and logistics subsidiary, ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S), to offer cadetships to Emirati students, enrolled at the Academy, with invaluable first-hand experience on-board of ADNOC’s vessels.  The MoU, signed by senior representatives of both entities at an official signing ceremony at Abu Dhabi Ports offices recently, will leverage the scope of ADNOC L&S’ ......read more

    Middlesex University Dubai Leads The Way Being The 1st University In The UAE To Reduce, Reuse And Recycle Plastic

    The University has launched an initiative not only to reduce but to recycle 100% of PET Plastics   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 October 2019:  Middlesex University Dubai is the first University in the UAE to be part of a sustainable system for recycling 'waste' back into everyday products, such as clothing and accessories. The University is partnering with #SimplyBottles, a programme that recycles PET plastic and reduces plastic pollution.  The initiative, launched by the Institute of Sustainable Development (ISD) at Middlesex University Dubai, will ......read more

    Save the Children Jordan launches TREE program “Transforming Refugee Education towards Excellence “to support the educational process in Jordan.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 10, 2019:    Save the Children Jordan and the MIT Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (MIT J-WEL), in collaboration with the Jordanian Ministry of Education, Community Jameel and Dubai Cares, the UAE-based global philanthropic organization,  launched the Transforming Refugee Education Towards Excellence (TREE) program aimed at tackling the challenges encountered in primary and secondary education in Jordan.  The program is one of Save the Children’s many educational programs, using innovative methodologies and tools ......read more

    Cambridge Assessment English witnesses a huge demand for OET (Occupational English Test) at Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport University in Egypt

    • The university has seen high demand for OET at their examination centre for healthcare sector in Alexandria • University plans to open up their Second test centre in Giza   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 10, 2019:   Cambridge Assessment English, a part of University of Cambridge has seen a great demand from Egyptian doctors for the Occupational English Test (OET), the English language test of the healthcare sector at the examination center of Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport university in Alexandria. The International ......read more

    Move Your IT Career to the Next Level with CompTIA Network+ Certification and PrepAway Practice Tests

    Are you a junior network administrator or computer technician who wants to consolidate his/her position in the company you are working for? Are you a well-established IT expert who wants to become a highly paid system engineer? Apart from the ambition and intelligence to understand IT concepts, you will also need targeted certifications to differentiate yourself from other candidates. Top employers in IT like HP, Intel, or Apple use the CompTIA Network+ certification as the defining criterion when they decide to hire or promote a talented IT specialist. So, if you want to learn more about ......read more

    GEMS Education, together with consortium of education providers, launches college and career guidance service My Path to Uni

    • New resource offers students online and offline college and career guidance • Services aimed at helping students find their best-fit pathway to post-secondary education and beyond     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 08, 2019:    GEMS Education and its UniConnect division have partnered with My Path to Uni (MPTU), a new consortium of high-profile education providers offering both online and offline best-practice college and career guidance resources and services to students. This is the first resource of its kind in the region, offering a ......read more

    FNC Winner Hind Alaleeli Proud to be AU Alumni

    Ajman-UAE: October 07, 2019 – “I am so proud and honored to be an Alumni of Ajman University (AU).” This is how Hind Humaid bin Hindi Alaleeli, one of the two winners of the emirate of Ajman in the recent Federal National Council (FNC) elections, reacted while meeting AU chancellor and faculty on Monday. Paying special tributes to AU faculty, Alaleeli, who has recently earned her PhD in law from a prestigious university in Egypt, said her professors have played a key role in building up her knowledge, culture and character. “The sincere advice and knowledge ......read more

    MBRU and King Saud University in Saudi Arabia join forces to enhance academic collaboration between medical colleges

    Dubai, 6 October 2019:   Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) inked an MOU with King Saud University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to enhance academic collaboration between medical colleges in both universities. Professor Badran bin Abdulrahman Al-Omar, Rector of King Saud University, and Dr. Amer Sharif, Vice Chancellor of MBRU, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will promote mutually beneficial collaborations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE in the academic, educational and research fields. Under the MoU, ......read more

    SCCI and UOS Announce Doubling of the Financial Value of Sharjah Chamber's Award for Innovators to AED 100000

    Sharjah, October 5, 2019:  The University of Sharjah (UOS) and the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) have announced that the financial value of the 4th edition of the Sharjah Chamber’s Award for Innovators has been doubled to AED 100000 instead of AED 50000. This came during a press conference held recently to announce the launch of the 4th edition of the Sharjah Chamber’s Award for Innovators, which is sponsored by the SCCI and organized by the University of Sharjah. The press conference also included introducing a new category of the award dedicated to ......read more

    National Geographic Kids Abu Dhabi Premieres Region's First Reality-TV Series for Young Photographers ‘Fel Sora'

    • A groundbreaking edutainment format in partnership with Nikon  • Produced locally and directed by acclaimed Emirati director Omar Butti • First of-a-kind Arabic reality TV series for children 7-13 years  • Airing now at 5:00pm UAE time/4:00pm KSA time   Abu Dhabi, UAE October 1, 2019:  National Geographic Abu Dhabi, announced today the release of National Geographic Kids Abu Dhabi ‘Fel Sora’ - the region’s first Arabic-language reality TV series for children 7-13 years.    The groundbreaking National ......read more

    AU Team Wins Top Spot in James Dyson Award

    Ajman-UAE: September 29, 2019:   Ajman University (AU) made it happen again! A team of students and graduates at the College of Engineering and Information Technology have shinned in the James Dyson Award with their "Vita-CAM" project. The smart phone application, using artificial intelligence to detect vitamin deficiency in humans by taking pictures of their eyes, lips and tongue, has won the first spot in the local level of the international award.   Earlier, the team, including Ahmed Saifeldeen, Mohamed Ait Gacem, Saifeldeen Alghlayini, and Eng. Wessam ......read more

    Education Leaders, Experts and Teachers Develop Blueprint to Teach for Global Competence at Qudwa 2019's Ideas_Lab

    • In celebration of World Teachers Day on October 5, the Qudwa Ideas_Lab hosts an array of education leaders, experts, and teachers to shape strategies to teach for global competence • H.E. Hussain Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, H.E. Dr. Ahmad Bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Higher Education, H.E. Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman and Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, H.E. Dr. Saeed Musabah Al Kaabi, Chairman of the Sharjah Education Council, and H.E. Ali bin Abdul Khaliq Al-Qarni, Director General ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Sports Council Launches Abu Dhabi Schools Champions

    In partnership with the Ministry of Education and Department of Education and Knowledge  7-sport league Kick off in November and Finals to take place in March 2020  A groundbreaking intermural multi-sports school league and scouting platform creating future world-class athletes and embedding healthy lifestyles Abu Dhabi, UAE – September 29, 2019:   Abu Dhabi Sports Council, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Department of Knowledge and Education, announced today the launch of Abu Dhabi Schools Champions (ADSC), a new ......read more

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