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    Healthy Farm launched its unique Healthy Living Program at GEMS' The Kindergarten Starters

     First-of-its-kind program will be included in school’s curriculum as part of efforts to promote healthy eating habits among students Dubai, UAE, April 24, 2019:  The Healthy Farm brand of Global Food Industries (GFI), a leading world-class value-added frozen food manufacturing company that is part of Albatha Holding, one of the largest conglomerates in the UAE, has made another milestone this year with the landmark launch of its Healthy Living Program, which was held today at GEMS Educations’ The Kindergarten Starters school. The first-of-its-kind program in the UAE is set to be included in the curriculum of The Kindergarten Starters to emphasize the significance of healthy nutrition and introduce at an early age the concept of healthy living. The 13-module program covers many broad areas of interest, ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai gets prestigious International Advertising Association (IAA) accreditation

    Dubai, April 23, 2019:   Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has become one of the elite 43 international education institutions to be awarded the prestigious certificate of accreditation from the International Advertising Association (IAA) – the only global association that represents all areas of the marketing and communications industry. CUD joins an elite group of organizations recognized for the quality of their program content and teaching. The accreditation is specifically awarded to the Bachelor of Arts in Communication advertising specialization in the Faculty of Communication, Arts and Sciences at CUD. Future graduates of the program will receive the IAA Certificate in Marketing Communications, which will set them apart as industry-ready young professionals in the global commercial communications sector. The ......read more

    Immerse yourself in the world of art at Brighton College Dubai's inaugural ArtFest

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22nd April 2019:   To commemorate the UAE’s Year of Tolerance, Brighton College Dubai in collaboration with Thuluth: Centre for Arabic Language, Culture and Arts, will launch its first ever ArtsFest around the theme of Transformation this Thursday, 25th April.    The six-day festival will see the school change into an interactive art space with installations and curated artwork exhibited from international artists. Created to immerse the pupils and wider community in fine arts and transform how they view and experience art, ArtsFest will also give attendees the  opportunity to experience a wide range of art forms including installation art, graffiti, Japanese art, batik, disability arts and enameling.     In addition to the exhibition a series of ......read more

    Completion of 25% of Abu Dhabi University's new Al Ain Campus

    Inspired by the Ghaf Tree, the logo of the Year of Tolerance State-of-the-art scientific equipment that meets international quality standards Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 22 April 2019 –   Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, has announced the completion of 25% of its AED300 million new campus in Al Ain with no incidents and injuries due to strict compliance with health and safety procedures. The campus is expected to welcome students next year.    With facilities occupying over 28,000 square meters during the first phase, the new campus will include more than 70 lecture halls and laboratories, with 137 offices for staff and faculty, and state-of-the-art scientific equipment that meets international quality ......read more

    The DPM Kicks off its WUF ‘UniverCity' Programme at Cityscape Abu Dhabi in Partnership with UN-Habitat

    Programme designed to engage students in the World Urban Forum (WUF10) and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals ABU DHABI, 21st April 2019:   The Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM) kicked off its WUF “UniverCity’ Programme at Cityscape exhibition last week. During the exhibition, the DPM invited 11 leading universities in the UAE to attend a session at its stand where professors and students were briefed on the tenth session of the World Urban Forum 10 (WUF10) taking place in Abu Dhabi in 2020. A presentation was given to the students on the importance of youth involvement in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and on the objectives assigned to the SDG Youth Advisory Council created in October 2018 The theme of WUF10 is ‘Cities of Opportunities: ......read more

    India's iconic Markaz Knowledge City promises high returns for expat investors

    Promoting a knowledge-based community with higher cultural values, the integrated township will showcase excellence in academics, science, technology, innovation, commerce, health and lifestyle.     Dubai, UAE, April 21, 2019:   Markaz Knowledge City (MKC), India's first knowledge city developed at an estimated investment of US$ 435 million (INR 30 billion) and spanning over 125 acres of land in the South Indian state of Kerala, will go functional at full-scale this year promising massive investment returns for Indian expatriates.    The education-focused integrated infra-development and the futuristic township combining cultural, educational, residential and commercial properties located at Kaithapoyil in Kozhikode, Kerala, offers attractive returns for investors. Once fully ......read more

    Ajman University Students Triumph in P&T Group “Giving Back To The Community” Challenge in Dubai

    Ajman University Students Triumph in P&T Group “Giving Back To The Community” Challenge at Ceremony in Dubai Ajman, United Arab Emirates - April 18, 2019: Two architecture students from Ajman University have today beaten out competition from other top universities around the country to be awarded first and second place in a challenge to present affordable and desirable architectural ideas that will serve the current and futures youth needs of the UAE. His Excellency Mr. Saif Rashed Al Mazroui representing the Minister of State for Higher Education & Advanced Skills presented the joint winners of the first place 10,000 AED prize, and internships with challenge setters, P&T Group, were announced to be Nahel Al Darwish and Abdelrahim Al Rinawi. Eight other competitors were also awarded honourable ......read more

    Huge Demand for Al Salam Private School's Unique Education Approach Sees Second School Opening Soon

    The family-run independent school will open a much-anticipated, world-class second campus in September, with registrations open now     Dubai, 17 April 2019:   Due to the continued success of Al Salam Private School in Al Nadha and its standout approach to education, the family-run independent school has announced it will open a second campus in Dubai this September.   Registrations are now open for the new 17,000m2 Al Salam Community School, located in Al Twar 2 just 6 kilometres from the existing facility. It will follow the National Curriculum for England (NCfE) and the Cambridge International Curriculum and will be the home of existing secondary school students from Years 7-13 as well as welcoming new pupils.   The school’s consistently exceptional academic results record and world-class ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University's first year retention rates increase to 92%

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 16 April, 2019:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has witnessed a significant rise in first year retention rates from 89% to 92%, placing it among the top private universities in the UAE for high retention rates. This increase, which denotes the percentage of students remaining at the university to study between the fall and spring semesters, was accomplished through close advisory, academic, and social support and efforts to enhance the student experience during freshman year.   Dr. Heather Friesen, Director of Organizational Planning and Strategy at ADU, said, “One of the ways we enhance the student experience is through the strategic use of student data and analytics. By examining various factors that influence student success, as well as indicators of student engagement, we are able ......read more

    Curtin University adds six new programs and rollouts expansion plans for their two campus as they participate in Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) 2019

    Campus expansion plans comes as a part of the University’s on-going commitment to being a recognised international leader in research and education  Dubai, UAE, 15th April 2019:   Curtin University Dubai, one of Australia’s most highly regarded and prestigious universities, will participate again in this year’s Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) that will take place at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 17 to 19 April. As one of the highest ranked universities in the region, Curtin University will present its wide range of programmes and degrees including six additional courses this year – Bachelor of Commerce  Accounting and Finance Double Major, Bachelor of Commerce - Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) - Electrical ......read more

    Repton Family of Schools Are Top Ranking in Khda Reports for 2018/2019

    Repton Dubai is rated as ‘Outstanding’ for fifth consecutive year Foremarke School is rated as ‘Very Good’ for second consecutive year Dubai, United Arab Emirates (April 14, 2019) -   Repton School, Dubai belonging to the Repton Family of Schools has once again been recognized as ‘Outstanding’ by the Dubai government’s education regulatory body, The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). Foremarke School, belonging to the same family has been rated as ‘Very Good’. Every year, the KHDA undertakes a comprehensive examination of educational institutions in the Emirate, where every school is rated according to certain performance standards. The Authority evaluates everything from the effectiveness of the school and learning environment to student ......read more

    Dubai School represents UAE at Landrover 4x4 World Championship 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (April 13, 2019) –   Pupils from Repton School Dubai return to the World Finals for the Landrover 4 x 4 Schools Technology Challenge with a five-member team. Repton School Dubai will be the only school in the UAE representing the country at the World Finals, which will take place in The University of Warwick in Coventry, UK during this week.  The ambition of the project is to raise awareness, interest and enthusiasm in engineering through the practical application of STEM subjects and Design & Technology. The challenge replicates a real-life work situation where individuals come together and make a conjoint decision to produce the best output, resolving a complex subject.  The challenge involves a team working together to design and build a radio-controlled four-wheel drive ......read more

    Spend an exciting evening with your family learning about science at Foremarke school

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates April 11, 2019:  Parents and children will have the opportunity to get active together while learning about science at Foremarke school’s Community Event, held in association with Dubai Science Park, on 20th April from 3pm to 6pm.  WHEN: 20th April, Saturday 3 pm – 6 pm WHERE: Foremarke School, Dubai Science Park, Al Barsha South, Dubai PRICE: Free for all Hosted within the school grounds, and open to all, the event will offer visitors a range of activities.  These include basketball, football, rugby, gymnastics, karate, archery minesweeper, hockey led by Gulf Star Sports. The academy will also provide skills-based activities in the form of various sporting challenges such as beat the goalie, basketball shy, target zone, speed trap and much more while The Cycle Hub’s ......read more

    Kings' School Dubai Retains The Longest Standing Record for ‘Outstanding' Grading By KHDA

    Two thirds of the Kings’ Schools Group is now ‘Outstanding’ Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 10, 2019:  In yet another highly effective year of incredible academic effort, under the banner of the Kings’ Schools Group, two Kings’ UK curriculum campus schools have achieved the ‘Outstanding” rating, while the other school in the group scored an improvement in rating to ‘Very Good’. In the recently announced Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) DSIB inspection ranking for 2018-19, Kings’ School Dubai in Jumeriah has maintained the ‘Outstanding’ grade for the 11th consecutive year. While Kings’ School Barsha rises to the ‘Outstanding’ category and Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba achieved ‘Very Good’. Operating in ......read more

    Dubai School in partnership with Dubai Cares raises AED 142,000 to build a school in Senegal

    Dubai, UAE (April 6, 2019):   As part of EKI’s ongoing commitments to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, Repton School Dubai has successfully raised a total of AED 142,000 to further support education programs for underprivileged children in rural Senegal. The initiative, in association with Dubai Cares, is part of the ‘Adopt a School’ program that focuses on enriching the lives of children in developing countries by providing access to quality primary education. An official cheque handover ceremony was held at Repton School Dubai in the presence of the pupils, David Cook, Headmaster; Michaela Barber, Head of Junior School; Holly Tighe, Student Council Coordinator of Repton and His Excellency Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Cares. Through this initiative, Repton School will ......read more

    Nursery bags 3 prestigious awards at 25th Business Excellence Awards by DED

    British Orchard Nursery chain wins the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award (DQAA) for the fourth time The nursery won Dubai Human Development Award for their government nurseries at DEWA, and Dubai Women’s College, the first time that a private-public partnership has won this award  Dubai, UAE, April 03, 2019:  Winning three awards at the 25th Dubai Business Excellence Awards ceremony held at Madinat Arena, British Orchard Nursery, UAE’s foremost nursery chain, once again raised the bar for the quality and performance for country’s early years education sector. The nursery bagged the Dubai Human Development Appreciation Award (DHDAA) for their DEWA - Al Quoz and Dubai Women’s College - Al Qusais branches recognizing their long-term commitment to human resources development at the government ......read more

    The Arab International Women's Forum, the American University of Beirut and University of Massachusetts Medical School to hold high-level conference on ‘Women Leaders & Health' in

    Dubai, UAE, April 03, 2019:  The Arab International Women’s Forum (AIWF), the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) are proud to announce that they will hold a high-level conference on Women Leaders & Health: Empowering women leaders in innovation, medical education and healthcare delivery in Beirut, Lebanon under the esteemed Patronage of His Excellency Mr Saad Hariri, President of the Council of Ministers, on 16-17 April 2019.   Women Leaders & Health will bring into focus key challenges and opportunities for women’s leadership in medical education, healthcare delivery, STEM, research, innovation, sustainability and international development. The conference will draw the Arab public and private sectors, international development organisations ......read more

    Preparing the UAE's Next Gen for 21st Century Success

    "Future Proofing" learners to succeed in a world we don't know yet.  Words By Aaditya Tangri, Co-Founder & CEO of Kalebr Americas and Founder of STEAMathalon Dubai, UAE, April 03, 2019:  No one can know for sure what the future holds for the human race; job automation, robots or a universal basic income. What we do know, however, is what our future learning spaces will look like, and that it is our responsibility as humans to future-proof our young ones, the workforce of tomorrow. An evolving workplace means upskilling team members and developing new 21st century competencies. Companies are changing. Many are increasingly providing stimulating environments which are intentionally designed to foster co-creation and collaboration.  Various organisations are also integrating subject matter experts ......read more

    GETEX Spring returns in 2019 with new platform for K-12 education

    Dubai, UAE, April 01, 2019:  The Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX), the longest running student recruitment platform in the Middle East and Asia, announced its return in 2019 for the spring edition with an expanded profile covering K-12 education. The UAE K-12 segment incorporates an international education system that attracts more than 630,000 students across the country accounting for a combined income of USD 4.7 billion in school fees, according to a latest study.  GETEX Spring 2019 will open doors from 17-19 April 2019 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and will include, for the first time, exhibitors offering K-12 education especially for new residents and families relocating seeking placement in appropriate schools for their children.  A study conducted by HSBC in 2017 ......read more

    ADEK: 36 per cent increase in student participation for ADEK's lema? programme

    Abu Dhabi, 25 March 2019 -   A record number of 32,938 pupils across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi took part in a series of interactive workshops this winter as an introduction to the fun side of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Between January 20th and March 7th over 66 schools across Abu Dhabi, the Al Ain and Al Dhafra regions took part in the latest ‘lema?’ tour, a programme run by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK). It is a 36 per cent increase on the previous student participation record set during the first trimester of 2018 and nearing 50 per cent of last year’s total participation. The programme brings together teams of expert scientists and educators to introduce young people to the strange, quirky and exciting side of STEM subjects. This ......read more

    UAE Embassy joins with Peking University and American University of Sharjah for Global Education Forum

    Cultural and educational exchanges between China and the UAE strengthened Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2019:  On Friday 22nd of March, the UAE-China Higher Education Forum: Toward a New Model for Global Integration was successfully held at the Science Auditorium, Peking University. The event saw joint cooperation between the UAE Embassy to China; The Middle East Studies Center and the School of Foreign Languages at Peking University, China; and American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.  The forum’s focus was upon shedding light on UAE Higher Education to Chinese educators, students, parents, and scholarship officials. A musical performance was also carried out at the event featuring talented students from Peking University, as well as Sheikh Zayed Center for Arabic language and Islamic Studies at Beijing ......read more

    Emirates Foundation's Think Science Fair kicks off in Fujairah

    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation and Chairman of Emirates Foundation Think Science Fair 2019 in Fujairah Features 150 outstanding Competition Contestants from across schools and universities  The Think Science Fujairah Fair comes following the success of the Fair in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and RAK which witnessed the attendance of more than 24,000 youth Fujairah, UAE –17 March 2019 –   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation and Chairman of Emirates Foundation, and in partnership with the Ministry of Education and attendance of Sheikh Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Sharqi President of the Emirates Bodybuilding and ......read more

    Ideas Abu Dhabi returns with line-up of inspiring global speakers

    Two-day event returns to NYUAD on 27-28 March to tackle long-term challenges facing the world  Speakers include UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs H.E. Dr Anwar Gargash, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, former Director of the NSA Admiral Mike Rogers, former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, and Editor-in-Chief of The National Mina Al Oraibi Abu Dhabi, 17 March 2019: Ideas Abu Dhabi, a two-day ideas festival bringing together some of the brightest minds from the UAE and around the world to tackle complex global challenges, returns for the third time on 27-28 March.  Part invite-only Forum, part public Festival, Ideas Abu Dhabi will be held at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), on Saadiyat Island and features a powerful lineup of Emirati and international speakers from across government, ......read more

    Dubai Cares' latest edition of Volunteer Emirates 2019 draws support for the National Charity School in Al Garhoud

    100 volunteers participate in this initiative which is set to benefit 1,200 students This edition is sponsored by DP World and supported by the “Give a Ghaf” initiative in line with the Year of Tolerance Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 March 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, hosted today the latest edition of Volunteer Emirates 2019 with the participation of 100 volunteers who helped renovate The National Charity School in Al Garhoud in Dubai. The volunteers were involved in assembling desks and chairs for the students; revitalizing spaces for music and literature; providing books, puzzles and arts and crafts supplements; as well as educational equipment for students of determination. The volunteers also helped in landscaping the garden space within the school ......read more

    Manzil and Repton school Dubai collaborate on sustainable art project

    The resulting masterpieces will be showcased at two prestigious Dubai Events   Dubai, United Arab Emirates (March 16, 2019) –   Pupils from Repton School Dubai and Manzil, one of the renowned non-profit centers focusing on social inclusion of people of determination, joined hands to create an art project on the theme of sustainability. The resulting collaborative pieces will be displayed at two high profile art showcases - DIFC Art Nights on March 18th and World Art Dubai from April 3rd to 6th.    A workshop focused on ‘Sustainability in Nature’ held at Repton Dubai, saw 12 children from years five and six working closely with 12 children of mixed ages from Manzil.  Each Repton pupil was paired with a Manzil pupil so that together they could explore the key themes of recycling, ......read more

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    Applications now open for visiting students to take part in summer research at NYU Abu Dhabi

    The application deadline is March 31, 2019 The program will take place from June 10-July 25, 2019  Abu Dhabi, March 16, 2019:   NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has opened applications for its Visiting Undergraduate Research Program, available to undergraduate students from universities across the UAE. Taught by leading NYUAD faculty, the program will create a platform for visiting students to contribute to unique and innovative research projects in NYUAD’s state-of-the-art facilities.    The Visiting Undergraduate Research Program provides an opportunity ......read more

    The Millennium School in Dubai raises more than AED 333,000 to support two schools in Nepal and Cambodia

    Funds to be allocated to Dubai Cares’ ‘Adopt a School’ initiative Students, teachers and staff members involved in fund-raising activities throughout the year   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – March 12th, 2019: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced that Dubai-based The Millennium School, a GEMS school, has raised AED 333,996 towards supporting the organization’s ‘Adopt a School’ initiative. The amount, collected over an entire year through student-led activities within the school, will ......read more

    IFHC Gives Wings to Experiential Learning at the Mother of the Nation Festival 2019

    Explore, Engage and Learn! Series of interactive activities aimed at children and families to increase awareness of emblematic species   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 11 March, 2019:   The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC), the global leader in proactive species conservation, will roll-out a series of interactive experiential learning activities at the forthcoming Mother of the National 2019, which runs 12-23 March on Abu Dhabi Corniche. Aimed at engaging UAE school students in the importance of conserving and protecting the vulnerable bustard, the ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University amongst leading institutions providing high quality research

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates-09 March, 2019:  Abu Dhabi University has reached a significant milestone in academic research with 1000 publications in the Scopus Index, a database managed by Elsevier of high-quality, peer-reviewed research. The achievement places Abu Dhabi University as the top private institution in the higher education in Abu Dhabi to develop high quality research. With this new milestone, ADU stands as the leading non-governmental provider of tertiary education to have reached this number of publications.  “This outstanding achievement reflects the ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi researchers find grasping motions guided by visuo-haptic signals are most effective

    The research study has been featured in the journal Nature: Scientific Reports Abu Dhabi – March 7, 2019:  NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have found that the availability of both visual and haptic information for a target object significantly improves reach-to-grasp actions, demonstrating that the nervous system utilizes both types of information to optimize movement execution. The findings are featured in the journal Nature: Scientific Reports. NYU Abu Dhabi Assistant Professor of Psychology Robert Volcic and Postdoctoral Associate Ivan Camponogara compared participants’ ......read more

    Winners Announced for School Librarian of the Year Award

    Outstanding individuals honoured for pivotal role in engaging students with literature United Arab Emirates -  March 6, 2019:  The winners of the School Librarian of the Year Awards 2019 were announced today at a special ceremony at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (1-9 March 2019).  The prestigious awards are presented by the Emirates Literature Foundation, in association with The Executive Council of Dubai, to recognise those Librarians who have demonstrated outstanding commitment in sharing their love of literature and promoting reading for pleasure among ......read more

    The Sustainable City Dubai hosted the Million Solar Stars Challenge in partnership with Akon Lighting America

    World-renowned entrepreneur, philanthropist and superstar, Akon, visited TSC for the International Jr. Solar Sprint & Million Solar Stars Challenge Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5th March 2019: It was race-time atop the roof of Fairgreen International School in The Sustainable City, Dubai, with solar model cars vrooming ahead under the bright Dubai sun as part of the 2nd International Solar Print, under the Million Solar Stars Challenge (MSS Challenge). Watching all the action come to life was none other than the world-renowned entrepreneur, philanthropist and superstar, Akon, who ......read more

    Nursery chain wins UAE's most coveted awards for business excellence and innovation

    British Orchard Nursery received the prestigious MRM Award for Business Excellence and the UAE Innovation Award in a space of just two days The nursery is the only educational institution to have bagged these prestigious awards  5th March, 2019; Dubai, UAE: In yet another outstanding achievement, UAE’s British Orchard Nursery, has won two coveted awards within two days, cementing its position as the leader in Early Years education. The largest preschool chain in the UAE was first acknowledged for its business acumen at Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MRM) Business Awards ......read more

    Computer-delivered IELTS testing makes its debut at UOWD centre

    World’s most popular language test can now be done through traditional paper-based method or on computer at test centres Dubai, March 5, 2019:  IELTS, the world’s most popular high-stakes language test, can now be taken on computer at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) starting March 1, 2019. The new option puts test takers first by offering faster results and greater test availability. The computer-delivered IELTS option offers an improved test day experience by providing a quiet, modern test environment, results within five to seven days and more test ......read more

    Emirates Steel to collaborate with ADVETI

    Emirates Steel signs MoU with Abu Dhabi Vocational Education & Training Institute 5 March 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE and a subsidiary of the General Holding Corporation (SENAAT), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Vocational Education & Training Institute (ADVETI). The MoU establishes a framework for cooperation and collaboration between the two entities with the aim of enhancing the education services available in Abu Dhabi Emirate, in line with Abu Dhabi 2030 Vision. Commenting on the ......read more

    Emirates Foundation's Think Science Fair kicks off in Sharjah

    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation and Chairman of Emirates Foundation   Think Science Fair 2019 in Sharjah Features 300 outstanding Competition Contestants from across schools and universities  The Think Science Sharjah Fair comes following the success of the Fair in Dubai and Abu Dhabi which witnessed the attendance of more than 15000 youth   Sharjah, UAE – 3 March 2019 – Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ......read more

    Dwight School Dubai's Jaya Bhavnani, Wins Outstanding Contribution in Education Award at GESS 2019

    March 03, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Dwight School Dubai is delighted to announce that Jaya Bhavnani, MYP Coordinator at Dwight School Dubai and Executive Director of Dwight Global Online School, has been awarded the Outstanding Contribution in Education Award at GESS 2019.  Ms. Bhavnani joined Dwight in 2010, and has been part of the founding team at the Dubai campus, which opened in September 2018. She was instrumental in founding the Dwight Global Online School with Chancellor Stephen Spahn in 2014 and works closely with all Dwight Schools to ensure that Dwight's online program meets ......read more

    du and Ajman University sign MoU to collaborate on 5G and IoT development as part of U5GIG

    Students of Ajman University to get opportunity to research on latest IoT use cases Dubai, UAE, 3 March 2019:  du and Ajman University (AU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further collaborate on 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) development as part of the UAE 5G Innovation Gate (U5GIG). The lab is officially inaugurated and can be accessed by U5GIG partners and universities to develop, test and customise IoT, 5G, and Artificial Intelligence use cases. The MoU was signed by Saleem AlBlooshi, Chief Infrastructure Officer, EITC, and Dr. Karim Seghir, Chancellor, Ajman ......read more

    NYUAD researchers achieve solid state Thermochemiluminescence with crystals that emit light when heated

    “It sets the basis for applications in optoelectronics and sensing technology,” explains the study’s supervisor  Abu Dhabi, March 2, 2019: Researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi’s Chemistry Program have developed macroscopic organic crystals that emit light when heated, a process referred to as thermochemiluminescence that was previously reported only in solution.  The findings demonstrate that this fundamental process of transduction of energy – heat, applied to a material, generates light – can be achieved in pure solid materials of millimeter or ......read more

    MENA education sector offers huge potential for business growth

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 28 February 2019 – Highlighting the huge potential for growth of their businesses in the Middle East, exhibitors at GESS Dubai 2019 said there is vast scope for service providers to introduce latest technologies in the region and make the next generation ready for the 21st century skill sets. GESS Dubai, which concluded on Thursday at the Dubai World Trade Centre, is the biggest education conference and exhibition in the MENA region. This year the show hosted exhibitors and country pavilions from Bahrain, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Italy, ......read more

    International Institute for Tolerance in Dubai partners with Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government

    Both parties have signed an MoU for collaborative research, training and certification in the field of tolerance Dubai, 28, February 2019: The International Institute for Tolerance (IIT), a part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) to form an ongoing strategic partnership between the two parties in the areas of training, certification and research on tolerance for local and international communities.  The agreement was signed by Dr. Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Al ......read more

    Zain Iraq, CMC and Ericsson launch the first IoT competition for university students

    In a joint initiative, Zain Iraq, Ericsson and CMC have launched a competition to explore IoT opportunities The award aims to highlight the potentials of Iraqi youth and promote new connectivity concepts Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 27, 2019:  Zain Iraq and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) have announced an IoT Competition for Universities for students in Iraq. The first-of-its-kind competition will run for six weeks during which the students are invited to present use cases to address the possibilities of 5G-IoT and industry digitalization and ultimately capture their full ......read more

    Dubai Cares' program in Pakistan marks a new milestone with 55% increase in pre-primary enrolment and 61% transition to primary school

    The AED 19.7 million (USD 5.3 million) program impacted 431,372 school children across 438 schools in 3 provinces Dubai Cares supports a new research to address female youth unemployment and lack of early childhood care services    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 25 February, 2019: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has successfully completed a 3-year program in Pakistan which has resulted in significant improvement in learning outcomes, enrolment and transitions from pre-primary to primary education among 431,372 school ......read more

    ADEK: Special edition of ‘lema?' presented in schools and malls in the Al Dhafra region as part of UAE Innovation Month

    Abu Dhabi, 18 February 2019:  Abu Dhabi Department of Education And Knowledge (ADEK) has launched a special tour of the educational program "lema?" In the Dhafra area as part of the UAE Innovation Month.  To celebrate the special month long calendar of innovative events a series of educational lema workshops took place in 9 schools in Al Dhafra, and for the first time ever, these were offered to the public at City Mall in Madinat Zayed  The lema? team offered the students and visitors numerous events and interactive workshops such as the Nutty Robot and ......read more

    Expo Centre in Didacta 2019 - Germany to promote for the International Education Show 2020 in Sharjah

    Sharjah - Cologne, 24 February 2019 Expo Centre Sharjah concluded its participation in Didacta - die Bildungsmesse in Cologne, Germany, one of the largest educational shows in Europe held from February 19 to 23, in order to enhance the ties with European partners, especially in the education sector and to promote for the International Education Show 2020 in Sharjah. Expo Center's booth displayed a variety of leading educational resources as well as information on the UAE education sector and the advantages of taking part in the International Education Show as a key gateway to the ......read more

    Year of Tolerance logo inspires ADU's new Al Ain campus design

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 23 February, 2019: Opening its doors later this year, Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) new Al Ain campus is architecturally inspired by the Ghaf Tree, the logo of the Year of Tolerance.  His Excellency Dr. Ali Saeed bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Chairman of ADU’s Board of Directors, commented, “We proudly chose the Ghaf tree, the logo of the Year of Tolerance, to be the focus of the design of our new campus in Al Ain as it has witnessed our historic journey as a nation under the wise leadership of our late founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin ......read more

    UOWD team advances into semi-final round of ‘Expo 2020 Live University Innovation Program'

    The team developed an Internet-connected hard hat with advanced safety features and comfort Dubai, February 21, 2019: A technologically advanced Internet-connected hard hat that ensures high levels of safety and comfort for construction workers was among the innovations that made it to the semi-final stage of the Expo Live University Innovation Program recently. Developed by three-member student team from University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), the Smart Hard Hat features sweat and temperature sensors that read the user’s body temperature and to detect onset of fatigue and ......read more

    MBRU launches Design Lab to nurture and accelerate life-changing innovations in healthcare

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 2019:  Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), the first medical university in Dubai Healthcare City, has launched a pioneering Design Lab, which is aimed at being a global hub for innovation in healthcare. The MBRU Design Lab, launched in line with UAE Innovation Month, will be a center for nurturing and fostering innovative healthcare solutions, to improve the delivery of care, ultimately benefiting patients and society.  “The establishment of the Design Lab is aligned with the university’s ......read more

    Gulf Center for Aviation Studies Receives NCEMA Accreditation

    18 February 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Gulf Center for Aviation Studies (GCAS), is the training arm of Abu Dhabi Airports, has been successfully accredited by the UAE’s National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) to deliver NCEMA developed Business Continuity Management (BCM) courses. GCAS is the only aviation training provider in the UAE to offer NCEMA developed BCM courses. The courses will be delivered in partnership with Continuity and Resilience (CORE), an internationally recognized and licensed BCM training partner. The Business Continuity Management ......read more

    Emirates Foundation's Think Science Fair 2019 Kicks-off with 1850 finalists nationwide

    Dubai Fair first of seven Fairs taking place this year 700 projects representing the work of more than 1850 youth from schools and universities from across the UAE in the final stage of the competition 350 young innovators entered Think Science Fair in Dubai only 81 Prominent Science & Technology Academic and Industry Experts on the judging panel to assess and short list potential winners  Dubai, UAE – 18 February 2019:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation ......read more

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