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    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

    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 Innovates’, which calls on all ADU students to submit innovative ideas that could enhance the student experience. Students were invited to submit ideas in one of three categories: ‘ADU Students Excel’ focusing on improving teaching ......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 delivered the opening speech.  On this regard, Dr. Faisal Al Kaabi, Dean of Faculty at Rabdan Academy, said: “Our academy's participation comes as part of its strategic plan aimed at taking part in all scientific and academic forums, as ......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 math) skills to innovate a solution to a problem affecting their community. The Grand Prize Winner was selected from a pool of entries from students who submitted ideas for how they would apply STEM to making a difference. The expert jury ......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, can be enough to help you and your child identify a school’s strengths and challenges.” So, what are the key things to consider when looking for the school that is right for your child? For most parents, the location of a school, the ......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 Khalifa echoed to the cheerful sounds of the choir, as a supportive audience of parents, well-wishers and casual visitors watched transfixed by their amazing performance. Conducted by Rivaan Mager, the CUD enSEmble Choir began the performance with ......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 major concern for drivers as well as pedestrians across the UAE, GEMS Education hosted the road safety week to contribute to building a safer community and creating awareness about traffic safety.   Organised by the Traffic Awareness Section ......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 US electoral process really works. The students traveled to Washington, DC, New Hampshire, and Iowa to see what is takes to become President of the United States in a special January Term (J-Term) course Electing the President: An Up Close Look at ......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 needed to ensure current models of education remain relevant to the dynamic nature of industry.     The vision of the Center of Excellence is to promote educational and research activities in the field of AI and Robotics. It bridges ......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 finalists from 21 other countries, including:  Australia, Bahrain, Germany, Japan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Norway, Russia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States at the global level.   Held for the third time in the ......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 Al Qasimi said that RAKEZ Academic Zone is keen to attract more educational institutions as part of Ras Al Khaimah’s goal of achieving internationally recognized standards of education. He added: “The opening of this distinguished school ......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 to link it to the bushfire tragedy and raise awareness amongst our community with our traditional Australian Day Sausage Sizzle. The students and parents have been extremely supportive and generous. Many in our community have been asking how they can ......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 took place at Deira, Bur Dubai and Hatta areas. Deira witnessed the largest turnout of students, having 74% of the students, memorization seminars and teachers, while 19% were in Bur Dubai, and 7% in Hatta.    Ahmed Muhaya Al Zahed, ......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 different types of neurons acquire their distinct properties and connect to each other to form neural circuits. He focuses his attention on the visual system that processes information coming from the eye and guides behavioral responses. His work has shown ......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, Greece, Nigeria and Egypt. The school had an impressive start of the year at Under-11 WSG and Under-13 WSG categories and won gold at Under-17 WSG Basketball. WSG Event Series provide a unique stage for the world's best young athletes to ......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 teaching staff to the organisation as well as the many opportunities available to them through partners such as Emirates NBD. The prize giveaway was open to all new GEMS Education teachers who opened an account with the Dubai-based bank.   The ......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 runner-up and the second runner-up respectively.   Nearly 30 schools from across the UAE participated in this year’s event conducted by Mr. Adittya Nath Mubayi, ace quizmaster, knowledge entrepreneur and author.   "It ......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 Kindergarten Starters, GEMS Our Own Indian School, GEMS New Millennium School, GEMS Heritage Indian School and Our Own High School Boys all maintained their overall ‘Good’ ratings.   The DSIB inspection results reflect the commitment of ......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 Legal Affairs, Ajman Government. Ajman University is also to run training courses for the legal staff of Ajman Government, give them access to all the university facilities, provide all possible law journals, and translate the laws issued by the ......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 Centre, University of West London, Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology, GEMS Westminster School, Emirates National School, Wellspring School, Indian School - Ras Al Khaimah, International School of Choueifat, Indian Public School, ......read more

    Schools from across the UAE to battle it out at Credence High School's annual Quiz Masters 2020

    The sixth edition of the popular inter-school quiz will be held on January 16   DUBAI - January 13, 2020:  Credence High School, a consistently ‘GOOD’ rated CBSE curriculum school, which is home to students from over 34 nationalities, will host the sixth edition of its annual UAE Quiz Masters Tournament, the UAE’s largest inter-school quiz competition on Thursday, January 16, 2020. The popular event will be held in the school auditorium in the sprawling Credence campus in Al Khail, Dubai.  Mr. Adittya Nath Mubayi, ace quizmaster, knowledge entrepreneur and an author from India, will host the UAE’s most sought-after, all-inclusive annual quiz tournament for students of grades 8 to 10, aged 13 to 16, from schools across the UAE. ‘Sports’ is the theme of this edition of the UAE ......read more

    Winter Study Tour at Ajman University Introduces 42 International Students to the UAE's History and Future

    AU Winter Study Tour Introduces 42 Int’l Students to UAE History, Future UAE’s values of Diversity and Inclusiveness endorsed by Ajman University’s Winter Study Tour Ajman University Promotes UAE’s Diversity, Inclusiveness in Winter Study Tour Ajman-UAE: January 12, 2020 – Ajman University (AU) hosted an interdisciplinary Winter Study Tour, January 3-9, 2020, as a way of introducing international students to the UAE’s rich history and future prospects as well as the institution’s own legacy of inclusion and innovation.  A total of 42 students from eight countries – United States, Germany, Netherlands, Croatia, Singapore, India, Vietnam, and Taiwan – excitedly participated in the program held under the theme “Gateway to Global Hub of Opportunities.” On ......read more

    Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivers keynote speech at inaugural GWAMUN conference

    • GEMS World Academy Model United Nations (GWAMUN) hosts first conference in Dubai from January 9 to 11, 2020 • Guest of honour and 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations – His Excellency Ban Ki-moon and ambassador of GWAMUN - addresses the inaugural session and delivers keynote on ‘Global Citizenship’       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 11, 2020:    His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations and co-chair of the Ban Ki-moon Center for Global Citizens, inaugrated the first GEMS World Academy Model United Nations (GWAMUN) session. The two-day conference was held at GEMS World Academy, Dubai  (GWA) from January 9-11, 2020 and was attended by more than 500 delegates from 34 GEMS Education schools including GWA Singapore ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Schools Champions Resumes Action in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Kicks Off in Al Dhafra

    Seven sports kicked off across various cities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 8, 2020:   Abu Dhabi Schools Champions, organized by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Department of Knowledge and Education, and Inspiratus resumes action this weekend in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra, following the school break. The action resumes for students of both genders in Cycles 1, 2 and 3 on January 10th in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain and will kick off on January 17th in Al Dhafra.  In Abu Dhabi, football games will take place at the Abu Dhabi Cricket Stadium, while Al Jazira Club will host the basketball, volleyball, and handball championships, in addition to the Officers Club welcoming athletics participants. In Al Ain, football games will be ......read more

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    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

    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

    NYU Abu Dhabi's January Term 2020 offers students unique, global educational experiences to inspire future growth

    ● With 90 courses in 24 countries, the tenth annual January Term (J-Term) aims to enhance cultural knowledge exchange and globalization   ● J-Term 2020 offerings will give students an opportunity to engage in field work focused on understanding the UAE’s local customs, explore real life challenges in countries in the region,  experience the US presidential political process, and more   Please click here for the video.    Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 7, 2020: NYU Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) January Term (J-Term) 2020 – a ......read more

    Dubai Police Academy launches week-long pre-event activities ahead of graduation ceremony

    Breathtaking performances featuring luxury cars, bands, police dogs, bicycles & horses to go on until January 9 Dubai, 03 January 2020 – An array of pre-event activities, organized by the Dubai Police Academy ahead of the graduation ceremony of higher education students and 27th batch of cadets, began yesterday (Thursday, January 2) at several locations in the emirate. The activities include a series of police shows, formations and bands, as well as a group of recreational and educational events that highlight the role of Dubai Police General Command in contributing to the ......read more

    Empower: Investing in National Cadres Tops Our Achievements

    Aiming to support and develop national talents  Dubai, UAE -  30th December 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, highlighted the importance of supporting its Emirati employees to pursue higher qualifications, such as bachelor's and master’s degrees in business administration, project management, engineering management, data analysis, excellence in environmental management, media and public relations. This move reflects Empower’s commitment towards Emiratisation and building ......read more

    AU Students Bring Happiness to 50 Orphans

    Ajman-UAE: December 28, 2019:   A group of over 50 orphans enjoyed a day to remember at Ajman University (AU) with caring students of biomedical engineering here. The function, part of AU social responsibility, was organized by the Office of Student Life, Deanship of Students Services, in collaboration with the Human Appeal International and Al Ihsan Charity Association. The orphans were over thrilled with an array of activities, face-painting, and games, while all of them went home with gifts. The fun-filled festival saw the participation of Dr. Nahla Al Qasimi, Dean, ......read more

    Ajman University to Partner with 6th Int'l Conference on Education 2020

    Ajman-UAE: December 25, 2019 – Ajman University (AU), is to participate in the 6th International Conference on Education organized by the International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), in Bangkok, Thailand, April 3-5, 2020.  This partnership reflects the University belief in the key role of scientific conferences in exchanging knowledge in various fields, mainly education, to improve the quality of the teaching and learning. Dr. Mohammed Al Taher, Associate Dean, College of Humanities and Sciences, AU, is a member in the scientific committee of the ......read more

    MBRU Develops First-of-its Kind Values Council in UAE to Increase Positivity and Workplace Motivation

    Designed to instill a culture where employees and partners (students) are passionate about the work that they do  Values Council will be staffed by students and employees   Dubai; December 24, 2019:   Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) has announced the formation of a Values Council, which will drive the values agenda of the University and ensure the MBRU family – students and faculty, live and act the MBRU values daily, and work with a heart for service.   The Council, a first for any institute in the UAE, will ......read more

    RIPE NCC Joins International Conference on Arab e-infrastructure in Abu Dhabi

    Organisation supports e-AGE, a launching pad for research and education connectivity and cooperation December 23, 2019 - The Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC), the Regional Internet Registry for more than 24,000 members across 78 countries, recently sponsored and participated to the 2019 edition of the annual e-AGE international conference organised by the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) in Abu Dhabi, as part of its academic capacity building initiatives. Innovators, researchers, scientists, academics and businessmen were among the ......read more

    IMA Resala Scholarship Initiative Continues to Drive Outstanding Results through Collaborative CMA Training & Education Programs

    IMA Awards 16 Professional CMA Scholarships to Resala Charity Organization in Cairo Cairo, Egypt, December 22, 2019 – IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) awarded a total of 16 professional CMA scholarships to Resala Charity Organization & Resala Training Center (RTC), five of which were presented at a joint event in Cairo this week. The partnership, aimed at improving the accounting skills of professionals through free CMA training, continues to achieve high passing rates, further affirming the success of this initiative, now in its second year.  This ......read more

    Ajman University, First Uni, to Integrate with UAE Pass

    Ajman-UAE: December 18, 2019 – Ajman University (AU), following an agreement sealed on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, has become the first university in the country to integrate with the UAE's new smart identity scheme known as ‘UAE Pass’. The UAE Pass, a new national digital identity and signature solution for citizens, residents and visitors, will significantly ease, expedite and secure all federal and local government transactions for AU students, faculty, and staff. UAE Pass not only allows users to securely identify themselves to service providers through ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Researcher Discovers Exoplanets Can Be Made Less Habitable By Stars' Flares

    ● Exoplanets are planets that orbit stars outside the Solar System ● Some exoplanets are thought to have liquid water on their surface and therefore the potential to host life - these exoplanets lay in the ‘habitable zones’ of stars  ● A researcher at NYU Abu Dhabi has discovered that exoplanets lacking sufficient shielding can be impacted by high radiation bursts from the star, known as ‘flares’     Abu Dhabi, UAE – December 16 2019:   The discovery of terrestrial exoplanets, planets that orbit stars ......read more

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

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

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

    Sohar University Joins Red Hat Academy

    December 12, 2019:    Sohar University, today announced that it has collaborated with Red Hat to create the Sohar University Red Hat Academy. Red Hat Academy is an open source, web-deployed and web- managed education program that is designed to provide turnkey curriculum materials to academic institutions to start and sustain an open source and Linux curriculum program. As a growing need for reducing the skills gab between education and industry, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology (FCIT), Sohar University, has subscribed to Red Hat Academy Program in order to ......read more

    GEMS Education Holds Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for 500 Students from 20 schools

    More than 40 corporate mentors, trainers and volunteers in attendance at one of the largest events of its kind in the region     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:     GEMS Education has held a special entrepreneurship bootcamp involving 500 of its students from 20 schools and more than 40 corporate mentors, trainers and volunteers. The ambitious full-day event, titled ‘Big Bang Bootcamp’, was held on 10 December 2019 at GEMS Modern Academy in Dubai in conjunction with INJAZ UAE and Standard Chartered Bank.   The ......read more

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

    Dubai, December 9, 2019:   A path-breaking air quality monitoring device-co-invented by a Professor from Canadian University Dubai (CUD) in collaboration with researchers from two other universities has received a U.S. patent. The device was developed through a US$1 million funding in a joint collaboration involving three universities: Qatar University, Universita de Brescia, Italy, and Canadian University Dubai.  The multi-parametric environmental diagnostics and monitoring sensing board uses multiple renewable energy sources to power the various environmental ......read more

    Why AU Students Play Basketball on Wheelchairs?

    Ajman-UAE: December 08, 2019 – Ajman University (AU), as part of its social responsibility, has run a special basketball match for determined people with mobility impairment. The match, organized by the College of Mass Communication, was part of the graduation project of a student of graphic design. The match, attended by AU Chancellor, Dr Karim Seghir, Vice-Chancellors, and large audience, saw a stiff competition from the two teams.  “What was interesting about the match was the high spirit and real competition between a team with mobility impairment of the Dubai ......read more

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

    Fall will pursue a master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing   Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 7, 2019:   NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Class of 2017 graduate Alioune Fall has been selected as a 2021 Schwarzman Scholar. Fall will pursue a Master of Global Affairs at Tsinghua University and spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators, and senior leaders in business, politics, and society.    The 2021 Schwarzman Scholars were chosen from a pool of over 4,700 applicants from 41 countries and 108 universities.  The Scholars ......read more

    Pre-school launches initiative encouraging children to stay hydrated

    Insufficient water intake can cause reduced mental performance  December 5th, 2019; Dubai, UAE:   Encouraging children to drink water at regular intervals, British Orchard Nursery, UAE’s premier and the largest pre-school chain, has launched the Water Bell Initiative. The scheme aims to drive home the importance of staying hydrated and ensuring that the children and the staff drink water at regular intervals and for this the nursery would be ringing the bell every two hours as a reminder to drink water. The Water Bell will ring at the beginning of the day, break ......read more

    Information City concludes "Al Saada" initiative

    Three phases focused on children welfare   Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2019:   Under the chairmanship of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the Information City, held the closing ceremony of "Saada" initiative at the Atlantis Hotel in Palm Jumeirah. The ceremony was attended by high profile dignitaries, officials and sponsors from all sectors. The initiative emphasized on its active role to help the community in general, and to accelerate progress in the sectors of education, health and society.   Over two years in a row, the ......read more

    Dunecrest American School Celebrates the UAE National Day

    An array of collaborative activities were organized for students, parents and faculty members to take part in   United Arab Emirates, Dubai –28 November 2019:   Dunecrest American School celebrated the UAE 48th National Day with a week-long celebration of UAE culture, heritage and Arabic language literacy activities. From an Arabic book fair, visiting authors and motivational speakers to calligraphy workshops, tolerance workshops and a special assembly with cultural performances, the school was alive with the spirit of the UAE.  The celebrations at ......read more

    PACE to Space

    Sharjah, UAE - November 28, 2019:  PACE Education Group soars to new heights by achieving a new Guinness World Record of Largest Human Image of a Rocket, as a tribute and expression of solidarity with the UAE's scientific advancement efforts, led by Hassa Al Mansouri, the first Emarati to set foot in space. Hazza Al Mansouri’s remarkable visit to space undoubtedly kindled the desire in many aspiring astronauts to embark their limitless journey to space. Reflecting this great achievement, the students from five schools under the PACE Group formed the human image of a Rocket ......read more

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

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

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

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

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