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    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 Sultan Al Nahyan.” The Ghaf tree is a symbol of tolerance, strength, prosperity and stability. The four elements of the tree were taken into account during all phases of the design and implementation of the new campus, down to its finest detail. ......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 dehydration, a photo-luminescent thread for lighting in the dark and a solar chip that converts light energy into electrical power.  The Smart Hat is made from advanced and durable lightweight materials to ensure ultimate protection and comfort. ......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 vision of being a global hub for innovative and integrated healthcare education and research,” explained Professor Homero Rivas, Professor of Surgery, and Associate Dean of Innovation and the Future at MBRU. “The timing of the launch, ......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 courses offered by GCAS are designed to educate delegates on the development of holistic management processes that build up organizational resilience and effectively safeguard the interests of the organization and its stakeholders. Bryan Thompson, ......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 and Chairman of Emirates Foundation, and in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the 7th edition of Think Science Fair kicked off today. Under the theme of “Seven Fairs for Seven Emirates,” Think Science will take place across ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi senior admitted to the Luce Scholars Program

    Lama Ahmad is the first student from NYU Abu Dhabi to receive the prestigious scholarship Abu Dhabi, February 16, 2019: Lama Ahmad, Class of 2019, has been named as a recipient to the prestigious Luce Scholars Program, the first student from NYU Abu Dhabi to receive this award.  Founded by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in the American society, the program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15 to18 Luce Scholars every year.  The program, open to both US citizens and permanent residents, is unique in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia. Originally from ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University and Knowledge Group to participate in IDEX 2019

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—16 February, 2019: Abu Dhabi University and Knowledge Group, the learning, development and consulting arm of Abu Dhabi University, have announced their participation in the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX 2019) and Naval Defence (NAVDEX) 2019, taking place from 17-21 February at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC).  Knowledge Group is showcasing its training and educational programs, which include military medical training, naval training programs, naval counter-insurgency, Virtual Reality driven simulation for rescue missions, leadership tests for individuals and groups using gaming techniques, protecting vital buildings against terrorism, consultation solutions aimed at enhancing strategies, managing crises and evaluating risk factors on infrastructure and ......read more

    H.E. Minister Buhumaid leads Dubai Cares' Walk for Education alongside 15,000 participants to mark its 10th anniversary

    UAE residents walked 4,000 steps (3km) to reflect the average distance to school covered everyday by millions of children in developing countries Over 350 million steps taken collectively since the Walk’s inception in 2009   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 16 Febraury, 2019: Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, led today the annual Walk for Education, organized by Dubai Cares, part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Initiatives, thus marking the 10th anniversary of the organization’s annual event. This year’s Walk witenssed the participation of 15,000 individuals from different ages and nationalities, who took 4,000 steps (3 km) in solidarity with millions of children in developing countries who walk long distances every day to get to school. Through this ......read more

    Zayed University inaugurates largest Bloomberg Finance Lab in the Middle East

    More Bloomberg Terminals at Zayed University than any other educational institution globally February 13, 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Zayed University, one of the United Arab Emirates’ top universities, and Bloomberg, the global financial information and technology company, today announced the opening of the Bloomberg Finance Lab at the university’s Dubai campus. Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development and President of Zayed University, and Matthew Winkler, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Bloomberg News, officially launched the Bloomberg Finance Lab, which is the largest of its kind in the Middle East.  Zayed University joins more than 800 universities worldwide with Bloomberg Terminals or Finance Labs. With 64 Bloomberg Terminals across campuses in Abu ......read more

    Hundreds of local pupils to champion inclusion at schools ahead of Special Olympics World Games Abu dhabi 2019

    UAE, 12 February 2019: Over 600 local pupils from 35 schools in Abu Dhabi have participated in a workshop to learn more about the Special Olympics movement and its values of inclusion and tolerance.   The local schoolchildren have been elected as ‘Unified Champions’ by their teachers and will head back to their respective schools to spread the message of the movement and encourage their fellow pupils to be more inclusive. As part of their role as Unified Champions the schoolchildren will act as ‘Champions of Change’ and encourage other pupils to get involved in and support Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.    The workshop was held in partnership with the Ministry of Community Development at the Armed Forces Officers Club in Abu Dhabi.   The Unified Champions will help ......read more

    Eskc Junior round two triumph for GEMS WSO

    Dragsters DXB tops Nomad Class Dubai, UAE, 11 February 2019: Randy Nader and Adam Ben Haj of GEMS Wellington Academy Silicon Oasis (GEMS WSO) snatched a close victory over last season’s Junior ESKC champion, Kings Dubai, to claim the second round in the Junior division of the Emirates Schools Karting Championship (ESKC) on Sunday evening (10 February) at Dubai Kartdrome.   Veteran team Dragsters DXB, with drivers Elie Nassar and Joshua McGregor, topped the Nomad Class field, putting the team level with Nas Nomad in the lead for the Nomad Cup championship.   Race Highlights   A total of 17 student teams lined up on the grid to compete in four sprint race heats in the second Junior ESKC round at Dubai Kartdrome.   Adam Ben Haj got his team, GEMS WSO, off to a great start with a commanding drive in heat ......read more

    Amity University Dubai Hosts the World's Top AI Researchers at an International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AICAI 2019)

    7th February 2019 - Dubai, UAE: AICAI 2019 attracted papers from prominent professors around the globe, with an aim to foster national and international collaborations within the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) by way of sharing ideas, experiences, research and knowledge that can benefit the future of the industry.  The UAE Artificial Intelligence 2031 Strategy and UAE Centennial 2071 Strategy both focus on creating a strong environment with bigger and better opportunities for future generations. These Smart Government approaches will see the latest AI technologies being used to enhance Government performance and efficiency. This will be followed by adopting AI tools within other government and private sector industry verticals such as transport, health, education, traffic, space, renewable energy and more. The three-day ......read more

    Zayed Sports City Awards Scholarships to Students as Part of Mubadala Tennis in Schools Program

    Abu Dhabi, 7 February 2019: Zayed Sports City, in partnership with Mubadala and Ministry of Education, has awarded a Zayed Sports City Tennis Academy scholarship to two students from the 2017/2018 Mubadala Tennis in Schools program. The scholarships were awarded as an appreciation to the students’ natural ability and skill set for tennis, combined with a want to learn and enjoyment shown throughout the school sessions. Saoud Karmastaji, Senior Assistant Manager at Mubadala Investment Company has awarded both nine years old students, Mansour Khalid Al Menhali and Jana Hussein Hammuri from Al Bateen School during a special ceremony held at the Mubadala Tennis in Schools Festival at Zayed Sports City. As part of the scholarship program, the awarded students will have the opportunity to enjoy free weekly coaching sessions at ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai partners with Malaysia's top-ranking Multimedia University (MMU) to nurture knowledge workers

    MMU is ranked among Top 3 ‘most entrepreneurial private universities’ and was named ‘Premier Digital Tech University’ in 2017 in Malaysia Dubai, February 7, 2019: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has entered into a partnership with Malaysia’s leading digital-tech institution Multimedia University (MMU) to establish a new platform for collaboration in higher education with the goal of nurturing a new generation of knowledge workers. The partnership was sealed with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two universities. CUD was represented by its President and Vice Chancellor Professor Karim Chelli, and MMU by Professor Datuk Dr. Ahmad Rafi Mohamed Eshaq, President and Chief Executive Officer.  Prof. Dr. Ahmad Rafi was very positive on the partnership. As a university ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University appoints outstanding leaders as Vice Chancellor and Associate Provost

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 07 February 2019: Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, has announced the appointments of Ian Mathews as Vice Chancellor for Administrative and Financial Affairs and Professor Phil Hamill as Associate Provost of Student Success.  Mr. Mathews served as Chief Financial Officer at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland’s premier University, for more than 24 years. As statutory officer and key member of the leadership team, he was accountable to the Board for the overall management of the University’s financial affairs. Under his leadership, the finance team won numerous accolades for their innovations and achievements across Ireland and in the United Kingdom. Professor Hamill was previously ......read more

    Emirates Foundation Embraces UAE Innovation Month and Launches “Think Science Fairs 2019” Across the UAE

    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of Emirates Foundation   Over 70,000 UAE youth benefited from Think Science Program since its inception  2000 Project submissions from 4,000 aspiring youth scientists in this years’ Think Science Competition from across the UAE Think Science to host ‘Science Fairs’ across the UAE starting February 17th, 2019    ABU DHABI, February 6 2019 –Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of Emirates Foundation, and aligned with the UAE Innovation strategy, Emirates Foundation, in partnership with the Ministry of ......read more

    Toastmasters from four nations to congregate in Dubai communicating happiness in the society

    DTAC is the real showcase of happiness by being together, learning from each other and celebrating the success of winners in the Toastmasters community. DUBAI – February 4, 2019: Toastmasters International District 105, which represents the UAE, Oman, Jordan and Lebanon, announced District Toastmasters Annual Conference 2019 to be staged in Dubai to celebrate winning leadership and communication that inspire Toastmasters to embrace success by continuous learning. Themed ‘Communicating Happiness’, the DTAC 2019 Dubai is the trailblazing conference of Toastmasters District 105, in line with the UAE’s commitment towards achieving happiness goals of individuals and the society. The three-day long event will be held from April 25 to 27, 2019 at Le Méridien Dubai Airport Road. The event will be managed by Yellow ......read more

    Dubai Cares Launches Spectacular Line-Up to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Walk for Education

    The annual Walk for Education will take place on Friday 15 February, 2019 3km walk reflects the average distance covered by millions of children walking to school every day in developing countries    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 3 February, 2019: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced a spectacular line-up to mark the 10th anniversary of its annual Walk for Education. The event will take place on Friday 15 February, 2019 at Dubai Creek Park, next to Al Garhoud Bridge, Gate 2. Dubai Cares invites members of the UAE community to participate alongside family, friends and colleagues to walk 4,000 steps (3km) in solidarity with millions of children in developing countries who walk long distances every day to go to school. This symbolic three-kilometer walk also aims ......read more

    ADEK: Ninth edition of Abu Dhabi Science Festival 2019 returns with great turnout

    Abu Dhabi, 2nd, February 2019: Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the ninth edition of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge’s (ADEK’s) Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF) is witnessing great interaction among school students among various workshops and activities, which are being held at A’l Bahar, Abu Dhabi Corniche. 27,300 students are expected to attend the festival which will last until February 9th 2019. Relating to the ADSF’s significant role in stimulating students’ interest in science over the past years, the interest of Abu Dhabi school students in science and mathematics subjects has increased from nine percent in 2017 to 11 percent in 2018. Mr. Salem Al ......read more

    Schools across the UAE to participate in Credence UAE Quiz Masters Tournament 2019

    DUBAI- February 2, 2019: Credence High School, a ‘GOOD’ rated CBSE curriculum school which is home to students from over 30 nationalities, will host the fifth edition of the annual UAE Quiz Masters Tournament, the largest inter-school quiz competition in the UAE on Thursday, February 7, 2019, in the auditorium of the sprawling campus of Credence High School.  Following the success in the previous editions, the nation-wide Quiz Masters Tournament is inviting participation from schools all across the UAE. All schools from UAE are invited to register by February 6, 2019. Children from Grades 8 to 10, aged 13 to 16, can apply.  The fifth edition of the UAE Quiz Masters Tournament is supported by Fabyland, premier family entertainment destination in the region.  Mr Adittya Nath Mubayi would be the quiz ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University set to showcase new programs at International Education Show

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 29 January, 2019:   Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, is set to showcase a wide range of its undergraduate and postgraduate academic programs at the 15th International Education Show, the UAE’s leading Higher Education event. Welcoming students, parents and the general public, the event will take place at the Expo Centre in Sharjah from 30 January to 1 February 2019.  As part of its participation in the event, Abu Dhabi University will showcase 11 programs that will now be available at their Dubai campus for the first time, starting the next semester of the current academic year. Developed in line with current workplace demands, the programs include Mass Communications, Entrepreneurship and ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Allocates AED13 Million for Scholarships and Financial Aid

    AED151 million in scholarships awarded since its inception Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 26 January 2019:   Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has allocated AED13 million to scholarships and financial aid for the second semester of the academic year 2018-2019, which will begin on 24 February. The scholarship amount has benefited around 1,700 financially challenged students.  ADU’s Scholarships and Financial Aid Fund has eased the financial burden of more than 8,643 students through contributing over AED151 million since the University’s inception in 2003. H.E. Dr. Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Chairman of ADU’s Board of Directors, stressed, “The University's interest lies in providing education, spreading knowledge, and encouraging students by offering a wide range of scholarships and ......read more

    ADNOC Schools' inaugural Careers and University Fair guides students towards a transformative future

    Over 17 leading UAE universities joined representatives from the Military Academy to help students explore their academic and career opportunities RAK Bank also attended to help students prepare for their financial futures The event supports the UAE leadership’s progress in strengthening its knowledge-based economy through an educated and empowered youth Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 24, 2019:   ADNOC Schools yesterday hosted its inaugural Careers and University Fair at the Madinat Zayed campus to help guide Grade 10, 11 and 12 students towards a future as the UAE’s next leaders of industry.   The event saw 17 leading UAE universities join members of the UAE’s Military Academy to provide students with personal guidance on their higher education and career options, helping them ......read more

    Leaders Commit to Urgent Support for Refugee Education

    Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2019:  Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO of Save the Children International said: “While debates about immigration continue in Europe and the US, the vast majority of the world’s refugees are being hosted in low and middle-income countries like Jordan and Lebanon. These countries have generously welcomed millions of refugee children, but now they need support from the rest of the international community to get refugee children into school and learning. What these children tell us they want most of all is an education, but the shocking fact is that half of all refugee children are out of school. Without a big step up from donors, we risk having a lost generation of refugee children when we need a generation who can rebuild their countries one day.” At the meeting, Hassan Jameel, President of ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim launches regionally pioneering new Retail Business School in Dubai for professionals working at Carrefour

     A regional first, the Majid Al Futtaim Retail Business School will support the professional development for 2,500 retail industry professionals each year  First facility in the region to incorporate state-of-the-art learning via Virtual Reality   The School will help champion the growth of home-grown UAE National and expatriate talent into high-performing management positions to lead its Carrefour operations  The campus has been built to high sustainability specifications, including paperless classrooms and living walls which contribute natural oxygen into the facility   The facility supports Majid Al Futtaim’s position as an increasingly prominent employer of choice globally for professionals in the retail industry and other sectors    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, ......read more

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    Celebrating People of Determination

    SNF Family Funfair Return for the 12th Edition with a Host of New Additions and Activities Dubai, United Arab Emirates (January 23, 2019) Special Needs Future (SNF) Development Center - the specialized learning development and training center, is pleased to invite families along with their special little ones to join the 12th edition of Family Funfair on Friday, 25th January from 9am till 5pm. SNF Family Funfair, held in Dubai, is a free and engaging event for families and children of determination as well as those who want to become involved in the community. Service providers and ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University celebrates ‘Year of Zayed' milestones with closing ceremony

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 21 January 2019:   Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, today hosted a closing ceremony marking the end of its Year of Zayed program. The ceremony, which was attended by faculty and students, touched upon the milestones achieved by ADU during 2018, which served to commemorate and carry forward the legacy of the UAE’s founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.  The ceremony saw ADU celebrate the results of its Year of Zayed strategy, which was ......read more

    New research from NYU Abu Dhabi and the International Union for Conservation of Nature reports elevated extinction risks for marine bony fishes in the Arabian Gulf

    Fast facts: About 8% of bony fishes in the Arabian Gulf are threatened, double that of other assessed regions Major threats include overfishing and coastal development Highest threat is in species-rich nearshore areas Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 20, 2019:  According to new research from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), NYU Abu Dhabi, and other collaborators, 8.2% of marine bony fishes in the Arabian Gulf are threatened with extinction, which is at least twice the proportion of other regions where similar assessments have been ......read more

    Talented Moroccan Students attract International Design Programs

    GROHE rewards design students from Art'Com Sup Design School as part of its Design Series program United Arab Emirates, Dubai , 17 January 2019 -   As part of its ongoing efforts to support and invest in university students, GROHE, the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings, partnered with Art’Com Sup School of Design to introduce for the first time in Morocco the GROHE Design Series program. Three winners were announced during the final ceremony, headed by Lina Varytimidou, Director of PR and Communications at Grohe, East Mediterranean, Middle East and ......read more

    HBMSU Chancellor lectures on the future of higher education at Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine & Health Sciences

    HBMSU Chancellor: “Our goal is to make radical changes to transform future universities into knowledge hubs” University leads efforts to achieve Mohammed bin Rashid's vision to make Dubai a land of talent, great minds & ideas UAE, January 16, 2019- Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), set forward a futuristic vision to redefine the future of higher education, by drawing a clear roadmap for universities to become future knowledge hubs. The efforts in this direction fall in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh ......read more

    University of Turku collaborates with the International Maritime Consortium

    Both parties cooperates taking into consideration ship efficiency, environmental protection whilst prioritizing technological capabilities, safe operations and profit commitment Dubai, UAE, January 13, 2019:   Dubai based  Zaitoun Green Shipping L.L.C has recently announced that the University of Turku has joined the international maritime consortium as the selected academic partner. The university will further leverage the consortium with the needed expertise and academic research aiming to reduce the investment risks in container ships and creating significant ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai (CUD) launches degree program in Climate Change in partnership with University of Prince Edward Island

    Students can begin their study at Dubai campus and then transfer to Canada to wrap up the unique program Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2019:   Canadian University Dubai (CUD) is offering UAE students a facility to complete a unique degree program combining Environmental Studies and Climate Change, beginning in Dubai and wrapping up in Canada, in partnership with the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), one of the prestigious universities of Canada. The program will be of intense interest to UAE students keen on pursuing studies in climate change, while at the same time ......read more

    ADEK's Winter Activities Program in Abu Dhabi hailed a resounding success

    ABU DHABI: 10th January, 2019 -   The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Education, has successfully concluded the 2018/19 Winter Activities Program, which was held under the slogan, The UAE Spirit Camp. Diverse program events ran from 16th December to 10th January 2019 where 1,160 students participated in three main specifically designed projects: Sir Bani Yas Challenge, the Future Leaders Journey and Heritage, Culture and Science at Community Schools, which are aimed at raising a creative generation while optimizing a ......read more

    Highest Marks in UK Exams in the Middle East achieved by UAE Based School - ISCS Muwaileh

     Students of ISCS Muwaileh ranked among the top achievers for the Outstanding Pearson Learner Awards in the UAE and the Middle East  Sharjah, 09 January 2019:   Continuing with numerous past successes in obtaining top accolades in the region, the International School of Creative Science Muwaileh (ISCS), managed by Bukhatir Education Advancement & Management (BEAM), has once again proven its academic calibre through the achievements of their students. In addition to exceptional results across the board, two students have been recognized for the Outstanding Pearson ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University's newest building to be named in honor of ‘Umm Al Emarat'

    Under the directive of Hamdan bin Zayed Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 5 January, 2019:   Under the directive of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and President of Abu Dhabi University’s Board of Regents, Abu Dhabi University is set to name the newest building on its Abu Dhabi Campus ‘Umm Al Emarat’—mother of the nation— in honor of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman ......read more

    New NYUAD research suggests that “Actin” - a cytoskeletal protein - is critical in genome regulation during the formation of nerve cells

    Research holds potential for the development of personalized medicines   Fast facts One of the most fascinating questions in biology is how genes are regulated during development and differentiation when cells acquire a specific identity This research suggests for the first time that Actin is critical in regulating the genome during “neurogenesis” – a process that involves the formation of “neurons” or nerve cells Actin is a cytoskeletal protein found in the cell The methodology that was adopted in this study now allows researchers to model ......read more

    Sharjah Education Council signs agreement with Bukhatir Education

    Advancement and Management "Beam" to manage Khalifah Al-Hamzah Private School in Al-Madam, Sharjah Sharjah, UAE, 31  December 2018:   Sharjah Education Council has signed an agreement with Bukhatir Education Advancement and Management (Beam) to manage the first private school in Al Madam, Sharjah. The agreement was signed by Dr. Saeed Musabbeh Al Kaabi, President of Sharjah Education Council, and Mr. Salah Bukhatir, Chairman and CEO of Beam. The signing ceremony was attended by Mr. Ali Al Hosani, Director of Sharjah Private Education Authority and Mr. ......read more

    Repton Abu Dhabi Showcases Apple Distinguished Digital Learning Excellence

    Digital Literacy Summit witnessed educators and students from Abu Dhabi schools learn about benefits of digital learning and IT in the classroom The school has been officially recognised by tech giant Apple as an Apple Distinguished School for the second time and is regarded as a leading light in the use of digital technology to advance education Candidate for first mission to Mars, Mikolaj Zielinski, Key Note Speaker at the summit, participated in app smashing and an interschool coding skills challenge, “Mission to Mars”  Abu Dhabi, UAE (December 30, 2018):  ......read more

    FBMA reflects on 2018 after another successful year draws to a close

    Major events, opening of world-class facilities and international participation of FBMA athletes make up this year’s list of achievements  December 26, 2018 – Abu Dhabi, UAE:   As 2019 begins, the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) has taken a moment of reflection recently, as the Academy celebrated a number of achievements obtained throughout the Year of Zayed.  Since January 2018, FBMA continued with its mission to improve women’s sports in the UAE, by hosting a number of major events and activities across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. ......read more

    ADEK calls for innovators as INNOVATOR 2019 registration opens

    Abu Dhabi 24 December, 2018:   The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) is calling for 200 innovative projects from innovator teams all over the country, for the INNOVATOR 2019, fifth edition. The event is being held at the Abu Dhabi Corniche from the 31st January until the 9th of February, 2019. INNOVATOR 2019, as part of Abu Dhabi Science Festival, will create benchmarks for 21st Century technology: a key platform which celebrates creative ideas and projects, it offers an opportunity for talented visionaries from the UAE community to highlight their unique ......read more

    Trojan Holding extends successful education initiative

    Another 100 young university students get on the job experience of the engineering and construction industry   Abu Dhabi, 24 December 2018:   An initiative to inspire university students to become the UAE’s next generation of engineers has been extended, leading construction group Trojan Holding has announced.   The 100 Trojan Young Engineers project, run in partnership with University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah and Al Ghurair University, began in 2016 and was completed the following year.   Due the success of the initiative and the ......read more

    MBRU students showcase their research at annual conference

    Projects featured studies in biomedical, clinical, public health and medical education as undergraduates move from ‘consuming knowledge to generating knowledge’ Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2018:   Medical students from Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) presented their thought-provoking research projects at the annual MBRU Medical Student Research Day, held at MBRU campus in Dubai Healthcare City. The conference gave 49 third year medical students a platform to display their engaging work across four main strands: biomedical, ......read more

    UOWD launches 2 new nursing degrees to support rising demand for clinical professionals in UAE's booming healthcare sector

    Accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education, the new programs are in sync with Dubai’s ambitious plans to attract 500,000 medical tourists annually by 2020 Dubai, UAE, 20 December 2018:   The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is launching two nursing-related degree programs to support the anticipated growth and diversification in the UAE healthcare sector. Accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, the Bachelor of Nursing bridging program and the Master of Nursing program have been designed to address the rising demand for ......read more

    ADEK: A 19 percent increase in student participation during the lema? programme this trimester

    Lema? continues to go from strength to strength, emphasized programme manager   Abu Dhabi, 19 December 2018:   A record number of 28,885 pupils across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi took part in a series of interactive workshops this autumn as an introduction to the fun side of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.   Between October 7th and November 15th, over 400 sessions were organized in schools across Abu Dhabi, the Al Ain and Al Dhafra regions as part of the latest ‘lema?’ tour, a programme run by the Abu Dhabi Department of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University announces the opening of new student fitness center

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 19 December, 2018:   Abu Dhabi University, an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, has announced the highly anticipated grand opening of its new student fitness center located at its main campus in Abu Dhabi. Costing AED1.5 million, the fully equipped fitness center features state-of-the-art equipment from Technogym and Cybex. The refurbished facility houses dedicated spaces for fitness classes and events and has been designed to meet the needs of ADU’s diverse student body from over 80 ......read more

    ADNOC Schools Honors its Kumon Program High-Achievers

    Over 100 students were recognized for their achievements in STEM disciplines Award ceremonies were led by Ghannam Al Mazrouei, Chairman of ADNOC Schools, Kazuyoshi Arisaka, Director and General Manager of Abu Dhabi branch of JODCO and Masaki Tsuda, General Manager of Kumon Institute of Education – Abu Dhabi Through the Kumon program, ADNOC Schools continues to create innovative educational experiences and opportunities for UAE youth Abu Dhabi, UAE – December 11 2018:   This week, ADNOC Schools celebrated the students who have excelled as participants of the ......read more

    University of Balamand Dubai and Emicool agree MoU for student scholarships

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 8 2018:   The University of Balamand Dubai (UOBD), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC and the first university in Dubai Investments Park, yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Emirates District Cooling (Emicool) which will provide student scholarships in the fields of civil engineering and business studies as of academic year 2019-2020.  The MoU was signed for UOBD and Emicool to develop, collaborate and engage in mutually beneficial educational opportunities for students and under the terms of the ......read more

    UOWD's quality management expert wins ASQ-UAE Quality Professionals Award

    Dubai, December 4, 2018:   Quality management and business excellence expert, Dr Flevy Lasrado, was presented with the ASQ-UAE Quality Professionals Award at a prestigious award ceremony in Dubai recently. Dr Flevy, Assistant Professor specialising in Quality Management at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), won the award for her outstanding professional achievements and publications on quality and business excellence in the region.  The award was presented by Mr Elmer K. Corbin, Chairman of the Board, ASQ and Director and Global Delivery Excellence Leader, IBM ......read more

    FBMA and 47 Emirati women celebrate UAE National Day

    An energetic adventure in Hatta witnessed fitness, team work and National Day celebrations 04 December 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) along with 47 Emirati women, gathered together on 24th November for “The UAE National Day Adventure by FBMA”, a fitness inspired event to celebrate both the UAE National Day and the importance of physical health.  Taking place in the breath-taking surroundings of Hatta, Dubai, 47 Emirati women, aged 17 and above spent the day taking part in a number of events, along with raising ......read more

    Repton Student Becomes Global Topper for IGCSE Arabic Examination

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (November 28, 2018):   A Repton School Dubai student, Athija Obaid Mohamed Jaber AlMheiri, has achieved the highest score in the world for her Arabic GCSE and has received a Commendation from the Chairman of the Board of Governors of Repton Dubai, Khaled AlMheiri. EKI is the holding company of the Repton family of schools which incorporates Repton Dubai, Repton Abu Dhabi and Foremarke School.  Athija achieved an overall score of 300, the highest mark attainable, and was recognised in a special ceremony to commend her hard work and efforts, which ......read more

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