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    NYU Abu Dhabi Students Launch Where is Our Home?, A Storybook for Refugee Children

    - Written and illustrated by NYU Abu Dhabi students, Where is our Home? will be shared with nearly 3,000 refugee and underprivileged children in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan through the We Love Reading organization - The book is currently being presented at The World Literacy Summit 2020, and will be Comparative and International Education Society Conference 2020: Education Beyond the Human (CIES 2020)   Abu Dhabi, UAE – April 08, 2020:   NYU Abu Dhabi student group ElevatED, has released Where is our home?, a children’s book which discusses migration, and celebrates the unity of humanity, and the environmental diversity of our planet. The book, written and illustrated by NYUAD students and published in Standard Arabic and English, will be shared with nearly 3,000 refugee and underprivileged ......read more

    New Study Reveals How Too Much Fluoride Causes Defects in Tooth Enamel

    Changes within enamel cells point to mechanism by which excessive fluoride leads to Fluorosis   Abu Dhabi, UAE – April 7, 2020:  A team of researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and NYU College of Dentistry discovered a novel explanation for how dental fluorosis, a condition caused by overexposure to fluoride during childhood, arises. The researchers found that exposing teeth to excessive fluoride alters calcium signaling, mitochondrial function, and gene expression in the cells, forming tooth enamel. The study, published in Science Signaling, was led by Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology at NYU College of Dentistry Rodrigo Lacruz in collaboration with other researchers including NYUAD Assistant Professor of Biology Youssef Idaghdour, NYUAD Bioinformatician Vinu Manikandan, and NYUAD ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Researchers Synthesize Gold Nanoparticles Capable of Attacking Cancer Cells

    Triphenylphosphine (TTP)-stabilized nanoparticles have the ability to precisely release cancer-fighting drugs in cell cultures and living organisms     Fast facts: ●  Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) are small gold particles with a diameter of 1 to 100 nm, which, once dispersed in water, are also known as colloidal gold. They also absorb light energy and heat. ●  Gold nanoparticles are being explored widely for use in high technology applications such as sensory probes, electronic conductors, therapeutic agents, organic photovoltaics, and drug delivery in biological and medical applications. ●  Researchers are exploring using gold nanoparticles as a combined drug delivery and hyperthermia agent in order to raise the temperature of malignant cells and cause their ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University's Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Attains Global Recognition

    • ADU’s BGS Chapter Advisor, Dr. Fauzia Jabeen, was named the 2020 Chapter Advisor of the Year for the second time. • Abu Dhabi University (ADU) earned the Bronze Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award, after winning the Gold Award in 2018, from a pool of 600 Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) Chapters globally.  • The Bronze Chapter Award includes a scholarship for the winning Chapter’s  most outstanding student.   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—05 April 2020:   Out of 600 member chapters, Abu Dhabi University’s Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter, under the auspices of the College of Business, has received the BGS’s 2020 Bronze Outstanding Chapter Award for the second time since 2018, in which the BGS-ADU Chapter was named the Gold Outstanding Chapter of the Year. BGS Chapters ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi and Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence Join Forces to Boost Artificial Intelligence Research

    - The Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IIAI) will fund up to five NYU Abu Dhabi researchers as part of its Global PhD Fellowship program in Artificial Intelligence   - The first two research fellowships focus on understanding the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on 3D modeling  Abu Dhabi, UAE – April 5, 2020: NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has partnered with the Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IIAI). IIAI will fund up to five NYUAD researchers as part of its Global PhD Fellows program in Artificial Intelligence (AI).    The program focuses on improving the AI research framework within Abu Dhabi, while also promoting collaboration to support its growth in the UAE. Two NYUAD PhD fellows, Hao Huang and Shuaihang Yuan, have received funding and are currently in their ......read more

    Ruw Waives Registration Fees for GCC Students Coming Home

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2020:    Royal University for Women (‘RUW”), the kingdom’s first private university accredited by the Higher Education Council (HEC), has announced that in support of the kingdom’s drive to safely bring students studying abroad home, it will  waive both the application fee and registration fees. The University is also providing a 30% discount on the Summer semester tuition fees for students studying abroad who have chosen to return to Bahrain and the GCC during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The announcement comes in support of the recent directives by HRH the Prime Minister to develop a rapid a plan to evacuate Bahraini students stranded abroad and ensure their safe return home. Commenting on the supporting incentives, Acting President of the University, ......read more

    First NYU Abu Dhabi Student Awarded Prestigious Aker Scholarship

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – March 31, 2020:   NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Class of 2020 student Tiril Hoye Rahn has been awarded the prestigious Aker Scholarship. Established in 2015, Aker Scholarship program offers a grant to exceptional Norwegian students, who have a strong link to Norway, to apply for post-graduate studies in one of the world’s top universities.  Rahn, the first student from NYUAD to ever receive the Aker Scholarship, will pursue a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in International Relations at the University of Oxford starting this fall, where she will research conflict prevention and security measures in the Middle East and North Africa region. Rahn chose to attend NYUAD because of her interest in politics in the Middle East, as well as joining NYUAD’s diverse student body. She will graduate from ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Students Win First and Second Place in EGA Student Industrial AI and Robotics Competition

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—24 March 2020: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is proud to announce the success of its students in the Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) 2020 edition of the AI Robot competition. The competition challenges students from UAE universities and higher education institutes to design and build industrial robots to be used at EGA’s aluminum smelters.   Two teams of Abu Dhabi University (ADU) students were awarded first and second place. Both teams, from ADU’s College of Engineering, received AED 50,000 to build their project. The first-place winners received AED 70,000 and the second-place winners received AED 20,000. The ADU teams were competing with student from the American University of Sharjah and Heriot-Watt University Dubai.  Abu Dhabi University’s winning team was ......read more

    Nursery Rolls Out Innovative Online Learning Platform to Help UAE Parents With Distance Learning

    British Orchard Nursery’s BONline stays connected with parents on daily basis; sends out mini-tutorials and activity sheets to ensure continual learning Hotline numbers for each nursery branch that parents can call on if needed British Orchard Training Centre offers parent, teacher and nanny training courses and KHDA-recognized UK certifications online; free online workshop for parents on Infection Prevention and Control on March 24th March 22nd, 2020; Dubai, UAE:   Providing support to parents in the UAE on the distance learning programme, British Orchard Nursery became one of the first nurseries to roll out an innovative and fun learning platform to keep the children engaged at home. BONline, an online programme comprising mini-tutorials and activity sheets was launched on March 8th and is specially ......read more

    Ammar Kaka Provost and Vice Principal Heriot-Watt University Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2020:   Professor Ammar Kaka is the Provost of Heriot Watt University Dubai Campus. Within Heriot Watt University, he holds the position of Vice Principal and the Professor of Construction Economics and Management. In 2008 he was also allocated the title the William Watson Chair of Building Engineering.  Professor Kaka’s contribution to the transnational education in general and to the Dubai’s education hub in particular has been immense.  With a student population of 4000 and a growing research culture, the Dubai campus is currently recognised as one of UK’s leading provider of transnational education.   Professor Kaka has an international reputation for research on the assessment, planning and control of construction projects. Author of more ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai and University of Lyon Sign MoU to Pursue Joint Academic and Research Activities

    Dubai, March 22, 2020: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) and University of Lyon (Université de Lyon) have entered into a partnership to launch joint academic and research activities, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Dubai recently. The MOU was signed by Prof. Karim Chelli, President of Canadian University Dubai and Prof. Khaled Bouabdallah, President of University of Lyon, in the presence of Mr. Buti Saeed Al Ghandi, Chancellor of CUD, Mr. Jacques Comby, President of Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University, Mr. Alain Galliano, Vice President of metropolitan Lyon, and senior officials and academics of CUD. The MoU envisages a host of collaborative activities, including exploring the launch of new programs, development of a diploma training program with member institutions of University of Lyon, and exchange of ......read more

    Think Marketing Academy and Nexford University Announce Partnership

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 21, 2020:   Nexford University and Think Marketing Academy have just proudly confirmed their partnership together. The University will be supporting the academy’s courses with all its varieties, such as Digital Transformation course, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics course to apply essential skills for the future of work. Nexford will be a major help for the academy in transforming all the knowledge to the students, as they will make sure they can serve the best educational experience. Nexford University and Think Marketing Academy’s partnership goal is to expand online education opportunities for everyone to make education accessible to those who are willing to learn. Nexford’s mission is to enable greater social and economic mobility by providing an ......read more

    Keeping Students Safe: Abu Dhabi University is All Set Up for Distance Learning

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—21 March 2020: Following the UAE Ministry of Education’s recent announcement on the closure of all educational facilities for four weeks, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has focused its efforts to convert our programs for  distance learning delivery using the range of educational technologies available to the university.   The tools and resources in place include Blackboard, a learning management system that serves as a virtual hub for students which provides access to online course materials and collects students' tests and assignments. It is complemented by Microsoft Teams, a unified communication and collaboration platform, that enables live interaction between students and faculty and allows students to work collaboratively in groups online. This provides a convenient ......read more

    Record Breaking 7 Million Cambridge English Exams were Conducted in 2019

    United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt have seen exponential growth in the past year  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 19, 2020:    Cambridge Assessment English, a part of the University of Cambridge has reported more than 7 million Cambridge English exams were conducted last year by ambitious people around the world. As United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt have seen exponential growth in the past year, more and more people are interested in learning and improving their English skills in schools and at work, both online and in classrooms. The Cambridge English exams are developed by Cambridge Assessment English a department of Cambridge University. The exams include the world-famous Cambridge English Qualifications such as B2 First and C1 Advanced, as well as IELTS, and a range of tests for young ......read more

    GEMS Education Collaborates with IBM to Upskill its UAE Schools in Emerging Technologies

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 18, 2020:   GEMS Education today announced its collaboration with IBM to launch a pilot programme introducing IBM Digital – Nation platform. Delivered on IBM Cloud, the platform is designed to offer advanced knowledge and skills in key emerging technologies to over 2,000 students and 70 teachers across the United Arab Emirates.   Through this initiative, GEMS Education students will have access to over 75 different courses comprising over 250 hours of learning. The platform will provide a range of programmes, with a focus on highly sought-after advanced IT skills in future and emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, cloud, coding, Internet of Things (IoT), quantum computing, data science and analytics, and cybersecurity.   The ......read more

    Dubai Cares Extends Global Footprints Into Central Asia by Launching Vocational Training Program in Tajikistan

    • The AED 5,510,250 (USD 1.5 million) program is set to directly benefit 7,800 young people aged between 15 and 35 years old and indirectly benefit 45,000 community members  • The 3-year program seeks to provide life and working skills, vocational training and business development support     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 16 March 2020:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has expanded its geographical outreach with the launch of its first educational program in broader Central Asia. The AED 5,510,250 (USD 1.5 million) program, being implemented in partnership with Mercy Corps, is set to tackle widespread youth unemployment in the Republic of Tajikistan over a period of three years. The program focuses on improving access to economic ......read more

    Crimson Education Educates UAE Youth on Sports Scholarships as a Pathway to Elite Us Universities

    Footballer, entrepreneur and politician Tessa Berger flew in from New Zealand to give UAE youth an insight on gaining scholarships to leading US educational institutions.    Dubai, UAE, 8th March 2020:   University admissions and online tutoring specialists Crimson Education held an event at The Warehouse Gym in Al Quoz yesterday (7th March), targeting UAE-based student athletes.   The event, hosted by former professional footballer and Director of Crimson Athletics, Tessa Berger, provided UAE students with an invaluable insight into securing sports scholarships to top US universities.   Tessa Berger, who has represented New Zealand at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, flew in from New Zealand for the event, with a mission to inspire the next generation of sporting superstars. The 25-year-old ......read more

    AXA Gulf and Emirates International School Meadows Host Exclusive Workshop to Prepare Students for the Job Market

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 08, 2020:   AXA Gulf, one of the largest international insurers in the GCC, announced that it partnered with Emirates International School Meadows (EISM) to develop an exclusive one-day program for over 70 of the school’s students from Year 11. The tailored workshop was aimed at preparing senior students from EISM for the workplace – and provided insights on building their own personal brand as well as an understanding of how the corporate world works.  The workshop, entitled ‘Stand Out,’ was delivered by AXA’s Head of Talent Development & Resourcing, Tracy Al Saidi, and is in line with the UAE’s recent initiatives geared at bridging the skills gap between classroom and workplace as well as providing insights into what the professional work ......read more

    30th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Names Goethe as Focused Personality

    In honour of the German writer’s literary and cultural impact on poetry and philosophy Abu Dhabi, 29 February 2020: The 30th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has named the late, famed German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe as its Focused Personality. Taking place from 15 to 21 April 2020 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the fair has chosen Goethe in recognition of the profound and lasting literary and cultural impact made by the legendary novelist, statesman, poet and philosopher. The Focused Personality plays a key role in the cultural programme of the fair each year, recognising influential Arab and international figures that have greatly impacted culture and human development.  This year, the DCT Abu Dhabi pavilion ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Kicks Off the New Semester Welcoming Over 7,200 Students

    • 47% of students enrolled in the current semester are UAE nationals, with the remaining 53% consisting of over 82 other nationalities • The largest proportion of students, 2,487, are enrolled in the College of Engineering • The College of Business has enjoyed its best intake for ten years    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—26 February 2020: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) officially kicked off the 2019-2020 spring semester this week, welcoming over 7,200 new and returning students across its campuses in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain. The enrolled students are comprised of 46% UAE nationals and 54% expatriate students consisting of 82 different nationalities, with the gender ratio being 52% females and 48% males.   The University got off to a strong start this semester with engaging ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University's STEM Competition Welcomes Over 700 School Students

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—23 February 2020: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) hosted the second edition of the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competition in a bid to create unique solutions to real world challenges. Held at ADU’s Al Ain campus, the competition brought together over 700 students from 32 public and private high schools in Al Ain.  Led by supervisors from their schools, contestants brainstormed practical solutions and put their knowledge to the test by answering a set of thought-provoking mathematical, science, technology, and engineering questions.  Dr. Hamad Odhabi, Campus Director for ADU Al Ain, commented, “Now in its second year, the STEM competition reflects Abu Dhabi University’s 2022 vision, in line with the UAE Government’s National Agenda to foster ......read more

    Rabdan Academy Showcases its State-of-the-Art Academic and Training Programs During UMEX 2020

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 February 2020: Rabdan Academy, which is a university based in Abu Dhabi that specializes in safety, security, defense, emergency readiness and crisis management sectors, participated in the Unmanned Systems Exhibition (UMEX) and Simulation and Training Exhibition (SimTEX), the world's largest and the only regional standalone events focusing on advanced training model technologies. The exhibitions were held in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center from 23 – 25 February, 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. During its participation and in the presence of leading speakers, decision makers and professionals in security and defense communities, the academy highlighted its latest academic programs ......read more

    GEMS Global Innovation Showcase 2020 Sees 1,500 Student Innovators and Entrepreneurs Exhibit Their Technology-Rich Solutions to the World's Biggest Challenges

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The fourth edition of the region’s largest youth innovation and entrepreneurship exhibition took place in Dubai on 8 February and in Abu Dhabi on 15 February 2020. The GEMS Global Innovation Showcase saw over 1,500 youth innovators across 400 teams present their technology-rich solutions to global and corporate challenges. Participating teams used exponential technologies such as machine learning and data science to address the world’s most pressing issues across a range of topics including healthcare, education, disaster resilience and prosperity. The students exhibiting at the events, which are part of the annual Global Innovation Challenge, were shortlisted from a pool of 50,000 students across the GEMS Education network. Michael Gernon, Chief Education Innovation Officer at GEMS ......read more

    UAE Community Takes Millions of Steps in Solidarity With Children Who Walk Long Distances to Reach School in Developing Countries

    • Participants completed a symbolic 3km walk to highlight the average distance children must walk to school in developing countries • Expo 2020 Dubai and Nemo mascots mingle with their fans during the walk  • Families enjoyed the carnival-like atmosphere that included roaming performers and live music      Dubai, UAE, 15 February 2020:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives; today (Friday February 14, 2020) welcomed thousands from the UAE community who walked 3 kilometers in solidarity with millions of children who must cover the same distance every day simply to go to school. The family-focused event attracted individuals from different ages and nationalities who enjoyed the family-friendly and fun-filled activities that included roaming ......read more

    Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (SUAD) to Host Open Day for Prospective Students

    Abu Dhabi - UAE, 13 February, 2020: Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (SUAD) will welcome prospective students, parents, teachers, and counselors to its Open Day on 19 February to get familiar with the institution, its services and the university experience. Open from 9.00am to 7.00pm, the event is an ideal opportunity for visitors to explore the undergraduate, postgraduate, and the Executive Education programmes that the university offers in the fields of Humanities, Sciences, Languages, Social Sciences, Law, Economics and Management. With plenty of options for those seeking a post-secondary education from a leading university, a dedicated team of experts will be on hand to help visitors feel comfortable and get all their questions answered thoroughly.  Mr. Alaa Hasan, Head of Registrar at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi stated, ......read more

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    Strategic partnership between HBMSU and UNESCO IITE to launch ‘Be an Online Tutor in 24 Hours' course in five global languages

    UAE makes its leading experience in training teachers through distance learning accessible to the world ‘Be an Online Tutor in 24 Hours’ program to be made available in English, Russian, French, Spanish and Arabic languages HBMSU joins a global communication platform of UNESCO IIE designed to confront COVID-19 along with Google, Facebook, Commonwealth for Education and other key players in Education and ICT fields To date, free online course achieves remarkable global success in attracting more than 100,000 participants April 04, 2020 – In line with the ......read more

    UAE equips teachers from around the world with distance learning skills

    More than 81,000 certificates awarded so far by the Ministry of Education & HBMSU HE Dhahi Khalfan: “Our country offers the world a model to follow by enabling the education system to respond efficiently & effectively to emerging shifts & challenges." Mansoor Al Awar: “HBMSU continues to take the lead in providing quality education for all societies, supporting the UAE leadership in serving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” 92,000 affiliates in "How to become an online tutor in 24 hours " and " design an online course in ......read more

    GETEX 2020 postponed to protect public health and safety

    17 March 2020 - In line with the UAE government’s efforts to implement precautionary measures aimed at ensuring the protection of public health and safety due to the current situation brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, organizers of the annual Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX), have announced its decision to move the event from April 16 - 18, 2020 to March 25 – 27, 2021 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC). The organisers of GETEX have also committed to host an abridged version of the Student Recruitment event on ......read more

    GETEX creates platform to explore the future of young learners with Gulf Schools & Nurseries Expo 2020

    Primary and secondary education providers to highlight wide variety of learning options for parents seeking for ideal education path for their children February 27, 2020 – As an entry point into the domain of student recruitment for K-12 Education, the Gulf Schools & Nursery Expo will be held alongside GETEX, the Middle East’s longest-running Higher Education student recruitment event this year. Under the banner, Gulf Schools & Nurseries Expo 2020, the event will take place from April 16 to 18, 2020 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre ......read more

    All systems go for coming GETEX Spring 2020 edition

    UAE education sector forecasted to witness five per cent CAGR from 2018 to 2022 February 15, 2020: Organizers of the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX), the Middle East’s longest-running student recruitment event, has announced preparations are well underway for the coming Spring edition of the event, which will take place from April 16 to April 18, 2020 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (DICEC). The event is set to take place against the backdrop of an accelerating education sector in the UAE, fueled in part by the evolving career trends and ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Celebrates UAE Innovation Month

    Abu Dhabi, 12 February 2020:   Abu Dhabi University (ADU) will host a series of initiatives and events in honor of the UAE’s fifth annual Innovation Month, with the aim to raise awareness on state-of-the-art innovations and pave the way for the young innovators of tomorrow.  The celebrations, which include an exhibition, a student competition, a science festival, and a challenge workshop, kicked off on 30 January and will run until the end of February 2020. To capture the spirit of the month, ADU’s Innovation Center launched a competition entitled ‘ADU ......read more

    Rabdan Academy Showcases its Academic Programs during the 6th UAE Education Interface Exhibition

    Abu Dhabi, February 10, 2020:  Under the patronage of Lt. General H.H Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the 6th UAE Education Interface and Middle East Youth Expo 2020 was launched. Rabdan Academy announced its participation in the two-day event, which will host over 150 exhibitors from the public and private academic and educational sectors. Her Excellency Sheikha Dr. Shamma Bint Mohammed Bin Khaled Al Nahyan, Chairperson of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan Cultural and Educational Institutions, launched the event  and ......read more

    ‘Multipurpose Vest' from GEMS World Academy, Dubai Wins the UAE's First Solve for Tomorrow Contest

    First-of-its-kind contest in the UAE aimed at empowering students to positively think about how to impact their local communities. Dubai, UAE – 10th February, 2020:   Samsung Gulf Electronics has announced the winners of the UAE’s first Solve for Tomorrow contest. Three teams of GEMS World Academy, Dubai students were shortlisted – with the ‘Multipurpose Vest’ developed by Jacob Lee and Tomaso Vigo taking home the Grand Prize.  The contest challenged students in grades 6 through 12 to use their STEM (science, technology, engineering and ......read more

    Rabdan Academy Launches Activities and Events to Enrich Innovation Month 2020 and Highlight Student Creativity

    * Organizing an SDGs-centered workshop * Presenting 7 outstanding student projects * Addressing 6 focus areas during a discussion session organized and presented by students of the academy   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 06 February 2020: Rabdan Academy, specialized in safety, security, defense, emergency readiness and crisis management sectors, is participating in the UAE Innovation Month 2020 initiative, the largest national event to celebrate innovation and innovators, under the theme "The UAE Innovates in Preparation for the Next 50 Years". The academy's participation will ......read more

    Dubai Heights Academy Principal Shares Her Top Tips When Considering a New School

    With over 600 schools in the UAE at present, finding the perfect school for your child can be a daunting experience.  However, there’s more to selecting the perfect school for your child than imagining what they will grow up to be – with many factors for parents to consider such as curriculum, subjects taught, location and fees, amongst others. Alison Lamb, Principal, Dubai Heights Academy, said: “Before making any decision, it’s important to visit and participate in a tour of all schools on your consideration list. Just a short visit, during school hours, ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai enSEmble Choir Rocks at DSF's ‘Market Outside the Box' Event

    UAE’s first choir for Determined Ones and CUD’s dance and music groups enthrall the audience Dubai, February 5, 2020:   Canadian University Dubai highlighted its performing arts with a 90-minute concert held at ‘Market Outside the Box’ (MOTB), one of Dubai Shopping Festival’s attractions, at Burj Park, on 25th January. The performance consisted of CUD’s dance club, K-pop dance group, band and enSEmble Choir – the UAE’s first choir for the ‘determined ones.’ The picturesque open-air venue overlooking the Burj ......read more

    GEMS Education organises Road Safety campaign in partnership with RTA, STS and Road Safety UAE

    • Students pledge ‘#GEMSSAFETYFIRST’ to follow traffic rules and road safety • Week-long workshops organised by GEMS Education, RTA, STS and Road Safety UAE supported by GEMS Education staff and parent community     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 05, 2020:   GEMS Education in collaboration with Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), School Transport Services (STS) and Road Safety UAE, organised a week-long Road Safety Campaign to spread awareness among students regarding road safety, traffic rules and protocols. As road safety is a ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Students Experience an Up-close Look at the 2020 United States Presidential Election

    ● During this unique January Term course, students met with five leading democratic presidential  candidates: Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard and Michael Bennet, and saw Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar live ● The students also met with journalists, political consultants, elected officials, and voters to understand the key aspects of a campaign       Abu Dhabi, UAE, 03 February 2020:   This January, 15 NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) students from across the globe got a unique, on-the-ground look at how the ......read more

    GEMS Dubai American Academy launches the Center of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

    In line with GEMS Education’s future-focused approach to learning and driving innovation, the Center of Excellence for AI and Robotics will promote and deliver outstanding future technology learning experiences for students     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 30, 2020:   GEMS Dubai American Academy has announced the launch of its new Center of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. The establishment of this Center is a response to the rapid rate of technological and societal changes in today’s world and aims to drive the changes ......read more

    Rowayyah Alhefeiti wins EY UAE Corporate Finance Woman of the Year Award

    The EY initiative, now in its third year in the United Arab Emirates, inspires female Emirati business students to take up careers in transaction advisory services (TAS) and corporate finance   Dubai, UAE – 29 January 2020:   Rowayyah Alhefeiti, an Emirati female student from Zayed University, has been named the winner of the EY UAE Corporate Finance Woman of the Year (CFWY) award at a ceremony held in Dubai. Rowayyah was selected from a group of seven finalists who competed at the national level in the country. Following her win, Rowayyah will now compete against ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah's first Catholic school is officially opened by RAKEZ Chairman

    • Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi cuts ribbon on 1,800-capacity British curriculum school • St. Mary’s Private High School is part of Ruler’s vision for high educational standards in Ras Al Khaimah    January 28, 2020, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates: Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ), has officially inaugurated the new St. Mary’s Private High School in Ras Al Khaimah, the first Catholic school in the Emirate.     After cutting the ceremonial ribbon, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr ......read more

    VISS raises funds for the Australian Bushfires

    Proceeds from annual school celebration donated to support the Australian Bushfire Appeal Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - 27 January 2020 - The Victoria International School of Sharjah (VISS), a premium school offering the Australian Curriculum and the IB diploma, celebrates Australia Day with their annual Sausage Sizzle. This year’s Australia day became a campaign to raise funds for the catastrophic bushfires spreading throughout Australia.  Dean Pyrah, Executive Principal of VISS said, “This is an event we put together every year, and clearly this year it made sense ......read more

    An average of 3,019 students at Maktoum Quran Learning Centers in 2019

    70% of whom were females   Dubai, 27 January 2020: The Department of Maktoum Holy Quran Memorization centers of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) announced that an average of 3,019 students were enrolled in the centres during 2019 – 70% of whom were females. Statistics by the centres’ department indicated that an average of 201 workshops were organized last year, and an average of 189 teachers worked in the centres - around 72% of whom were females.   The Holy Quran Memorization seminars organized by Maktoum Centers ......read more

    NYUAD faculty awarded prestigious Edwin G. Conklin Medal in Developmental Biology

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 25, 2020: Professor of Biology at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Claude Desplan has received the 2020 Edwin G. Conklin Medal in the field of Developmental Biology. Presented by the Society for Developmental Biology, the Edwin G. Conklin Medal, established in 1995 and awarded annually, recognizes a developmental biologist for continuously making extraordinary research contributions, and for being an excellent mentor who has helped train the next generation of outstanding scientists.  Desplan studies how the brain develops, and in particular how the many ......read more

    Dubai International Academy receives accolades for 2019 achievements

    Dubai International Academy earns top spot at World School Games Year 13 student wins Middle East Youth Expo Young Leader of the Year   Dubai, UAE, 22 January 2020:   Dubai International Academy (DIA), an International Baccalaureate school run by Innoventures Education, is celebrating the start of the year with two awards under its belt.  DIA has been ranked first in the 2019 World School Games (WSG) leader board, receiving a total of 263 points and besting other schools from the UAE and around the world, including from countries such as England, Scotland, ......read more

    GEMS Education teachers win grand prizes in GEMS Rewards-Emirates NBD competition

    Another initiative to honour teachers with the opportunity to participate in the competition held as part of the GEMS Awareness Programme in 2019       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 21, 2020:    GEMS Rewards, an exclusive rewards programme for the GEMS Education community, has announced the winners of a competition held in partnership with banking group Emirates NBD. Prizes included a brand-new Toyota RAV4 as well as iPads and smartphones.   The competition was launched during GEMS Awareness Day, an annual event held to introduce new ......read more

    Sheffield Private School takes top honours at the Credence High School's annual Quiz Masters 2020

    The sixth edition of the UAE’s popular inter-school quiz competition witnessed record participation   DUBAI - January 21, 2020:   The Sheffield Private School won the sixth edition the annual UAE Credence Quiz Masters Tournament, organized by the Credence High School, Dubai. The 2020 edition the UAE’s largest inter-school quiz competition was held recently in the school auditorium in the sprawling Credence campus in Al Khail, Dubai.   Sharjah Indian School, Juwaiza, and Our Own English High School Sharjah (Boys) took home the trophies for the first ......read more

    GEMS Education Indian curriculum schools shine in 2019-20 KHDA DSIB inspections

    GEMS New Millennium School improves overall rating from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’         Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 19, 2020:    GEMS Education’s Indian curriculum schools in Dubai have once again raised the bar achieving significant improvements in the KHDA’s recently announced 2019-20 Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB) results.   GEMS New Millennium School – Al Khail was the star performer, jumping from an overall ‘Good’ rating to ‘Very Good’, while The ......read more

    AU Offers 20% Discount to Ajman Government Staff

    Ajman-UAE: January 16, 2020 – Ajman University (AU) is to offer 20% discount on tuition fees for Ajman Government staffers studying in graduate and undergraduate programs. The discount, valid all study years, is applicable to the colleges of; Law, Mass Communication, Humanities and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering & IT, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Architecture, Arts & Design. To enjoy the discount, students need to prove, each semester, their work with the Government of Ajman, according to an agreement recently inked by Ajman University and the Central ......read more

    Education leaders gather at the first Ras Al Khaimah Principals and Deans Roundtable

    Ras Al Khaimah, 14 January 2020: RAKEZ Academic Zone has organised the first edition of the Principals and Deans Roundtable in Ras Al Khaimah, which welcomed K-12 school principals and directors of international branch campuses operating within the zone. The event served as an avenue to discuss the programme offerings and education quality assurance model that is being followed by the respective institutions. The universities and schools present at the event were the University of Stirling, Munnar Catering College, Bath Spa University, Swiss Business School, University of Bolton Academic ......read more

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