Doha – June 27, 2022: Healthcare professionals in Qatar enhanced their understanding of qualitative research thanks to a course delivered by the Division of Continuing Professional Development at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).
The five-day course demonstrated the merit of using qualitative research in clinical settings, where it can help researchers gain greater understanding of patient experiences than when using quantitative methods alone.
The course also equipped participants with an understanding of the operation of the scientific process when conducting qualitative research and explained how to integrate scientific rigor and ethics into qualitative research studies.
Dr. Ziyad Mahfoud, professor of research in population health sciences at WCM-Q, and Dr. Gladys Honein-AbouHaidar, assistant professor ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 27 June 2022: In line with Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) innovation strategy (ADUi), ADU announces the launch of its Sustainable Development Venture Lab in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED). The Lab, open to students, researchers, external entrepreneurs and innovators, seeks to grow sustainability-oriented entrepreneurial and innovation skills through tackling complex challenges in industry, services, primary sector and the government. The Venture Lab will offer an innovative space designed to help spin-offs, startups, companies and government agencies find more sustainable solutions to create or improve daily operations.
The new Sustainable Development Venture Lab was inaugurated in the presence of Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of ADU, Dr. Alberto ......read more
• As part of an MoU signing between the two entities, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City provided students an opportunity to apply their skills in a practical environment, under the guidance of SSMC’s engineering team
• The collaboration will see further designs to be implemented across SSMC departments following the initial first phase
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 25 June 2022: As part of a partnership agreement between Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) and Abu Dhabi University (ADU), ADU’s Interior Design students were given a firsthand educational experience to learn, apply their skills and express their creativity by applying their innovative design ideas in the Department of Pediatric Rehabilitation. In addition to empowering students and creating positive spaces for patients, this ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 24 June 2022: The Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG), the pioneering platform for accelerating human capital in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, held a graduation ceremony for the graduates of its prestigious Abu Dhabi Public Exchange Program.
The ceremony was attended by Ali Rashid Al Ketbi, Chairman of the Department of Government Support, Her Excellency Sumaya AbdulAziz Al Hosani, Dean of the Abu Dhabi School of Government and a number of representatives of government entities participating in the program. During the ceremony, 25 graduates from 17 different government entities were honored for their efforts in specializing and acquiring key skills, most notably strategic consulting.
Ali Rashid Al Ketbi, Chairman of the Department of Government Support said: “Today, we celebrate the graduates of the Abu ......read more
• A collaboration between ADEK and DCT – Abu Dhabi, the annual event provides a platform for creative students from across the emirate to display their artistic innovations
• Performing arts showpiece will feature 60+ students and be held June 24-26 at the Cultural Foundation, while 240+ students will exhibit at Visual Arts showcase until June 30
Abu Dhabi, June 23, 2022: The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) together with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi will host a performing arts student showcase this week at the Cultural Foundation theatre as part of its Mawhibaty Program. Running from June 24-26, the three-day show is part of a series of activities that will draw to a close this year’s edition of the talent development program aimed at ......read more
Previously ‘Undiagnosed’ Emirati Benefits from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s ‘Patient-Centered’ Approach
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. June 22, 2022: After a decade of seeing her balance deteriorate, a sister’s urge to get a second opinion for ongoing health issues led to the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), an effective treatment, and a new lease of life.
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune condition that affects the brain and spinal cord, and, according to a scientific study conducted in the UAE, there is a growing incidence of MS in the region.
Ameena had been living with undiagnosed MS for many years, working as a school administrator, struggling with organizational and clerical duties. Having already endured years of loss of balance resulting in having to use a cane to ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 22 June 2022: This year, Abu Dhabi Art’s annual Art + Tech programme brought NFTs, Digital Art and the Metaverse to the fore in Abu Dhabi Art’s programming. Art + Tech’s 2022 edition comprised a Virtual NFT Workshop and Mentorship Programme that brought university students together with experts from the NFT industry. The initiative aimed to accompany students as they delve into the rapidly evolving and emerging world of digital art and NFTs and discover their relevance in the region.
The Art + Tech Virtual NFT Workshop and Mentorship Programme, which took place between 6-15 June, was organised in partnership with MORROW collective’s social enterprise partner, the Fatima Bint Mohamed Initiative. University students studying art as well as technology streams came together with NFT experts MORROW ......read more
• ADU was selected from a pool of over 615 chapters representing 38 countries internationally
• BGS will additionally offer a scholarship recognizing the most outstanding business student participating in the winning chapter
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20 June 2022: Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Business (CoB) was awarded by the prestigious Beta Gamma Sigma Awards (BGS), the international honor society of the Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). ADU’s BGS chapter was selected from a pool of over 615 chapters representing 38 countries internationally and received the ‘Gold Outstanding Chapter’ award.
Each year, the BGS Outstanding Chapter Awards are presented in the categories of gold, silver, bronze and best practice levels. These awards ......read more
Education Above All Foundation and Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science concluded the National Consultation on the future of education in Qatar in partnership with UNESCO and UNICEF
Participants developed a set of recommendations for the recovery of education and key areas of action in Qatar in preparation for the UN Transforming Education Summit in September
Qatar, 18 June 2022 – On June 15th and 16th, Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and the Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science facilitated a national dialogue on key priorities for education in Qatar. As a result, participants developed a series of brief recommendations that will be presented to the General Secretariat of Transforming Education Summit during the dedicated pre-summit in Paris and the main ......read more
Doha – June 15, 2022: Seven aspiring biomedical scientists gained key research skills by completing Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Biomedical Research Training Program (BRTP) for Nationals.
The BRTP is designed to give Qatari nationals and long-term residents who have recently graduated from college a solid foundation in practical lab skills, experience of working on real research projects alongside WCM-Q’s highly qualified scientific faculty, clinical research competencies, and an understanding of key concepts in research administration.
In recognition of their successful mastery of the skills and competencies covered on the program, the interns were presented with certificates of graduation at a special ceremony held at WCM-Q. This year’s ceremony also celebrated the tenth ......read more
• It comes during a record-year of attendance at City Football Schools with over 2,300 players training across UAE
• City Football Schools UAE has announced three new locations for 2022/23 season in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, including ACTIVE Masdar City, to continue club’s unprecedented growth over past decade
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 15 June 2022: City Football Schools in the UAE saw a record-year of attendance across the 2021/22 season, with more than 2,300 players developing their skills on the pitch.
Following the year of growth across the UAE, City Football Schools has also announced three new locations across Dubai and Abu Dhabi in time for the new 2022/23 season to kick off on 15th August 2022. The new locations will allow for even greater access for young ......read more
• In its 1st edition, the Competition was launched under the theme of “Lead your team in a race against time to engineer innovative solutions to today’s problems”
• The Hackathon witnessed the participation of more than 140 students grouped into 20 teams that represented ten leading schools in the UAE
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 15 June 2022: As part of Abu Dhabi University (ADU) continuous efforts to elevate its student experience, ADU’s College of Engineering (CoE) hosted the 1st Annual College of Engineering Hackathon under the theme of “Lead your team in a race against time to engineer innovative solutions to today’s problems”. Sponsored by Raytheon Emirates, a Raytheon Technologies subsidiary headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the Hackathon provided students with ......read more
• Twelve schools take part in fresh initiative based on inclusive collaboration
• GEMS Legacy School hosts exhibition of designs to solve global challenges
• Student teams of varied educational abilities combined to produce solutions
DUBAI, UAE: Twelve GEMS Education schools have taken part in a new initiative based on finding imaginative and innovative solutions to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030, carried out by five-strong teams of students of varying abilities.
The ‘STREAMability’ teams presented their ideas at GEMS Legacy School (GLS) to an audience of fellow students, parents and educators. Ideas included, among others, solutions for preventing water wastage in school, a novel new system for school security against unwanted ......read more
As part of its #FestivalCares initiative, Doha Festival City hosted a two-day informative campaign on the support available to families in Qatar
Doha, Qatar – 13, June 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only international choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, hosted a two-day awareness campaign on the disease, Multiple Sclerosis in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation’s Neurology Department and Patient Family Education as well as with the Hamad Outpatient Neurology Clinic.
In line with World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day and its ongoing #FestivalCares programme, the Mall hosted a two-day campaign in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), through setting up a booth to share information about the disease and to provide more information about the support available for ......read more
Carnegie Mellon expert believes MSA can bridge gap for Arab youth
Zeinab Ibrahim, sociolinguist and professor of Arabic studies at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, believes that an emphasis on Modern Standard Arabic education and new language teaching approaches can revive the language and bring the Arab world together.
“Today, English is a lingua franca, meaning it is the bridge language used in international forums,” says Ibrahim.
As a result, many Arabs are prioritizing English language learning over Modern Standard Arabic. “Many families are only being exposed to English content, whether it’s movies, series, or songs, and this is a concerning phenomenon.”
“We should realize that the message we’re conveying to our ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10 June 2022: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) recognized the winners of its “UAE Threads” Textiles Competition which witnessed the participation of eight teams consisting of 26 students from the College of Engineering (CoE), Interior Design program at ADU. Hosted in partnership with platinum sponsor Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC) and golden sponsor The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi, the competition included three main categories focusing on furniture and artwork inspired by the UAE Heritage and EXPO 2020.
The Ceremony took place in attendance of HE Sheikh Ahmed Mohammed Sultan Bin Surour Al Dhaheri, Vice Chairman of the board of Directors and Managing Director of Abu Dhabi National Hotels, Charalampos Mylonas, Deputy CEO at Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC) and ......read more
• NEMA Holding established NEMA Education as its academic arm to support the education sector over the next 50 years
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 08 June 2022: Abu Dhabi University Holding, established in 2006, has announced the rebranding of the holding company name to 'NEMA Holding,' reflecting its progress as it implements its strategy to support the growth of the national economy over the next 50 years.
NEMA Holding, formerly called Abu Dhabi University Holding, has announced the establishment of 'NEMA Education,' an academic arm that will strengthen its leading role in the education sector and consolidate its position in the higher education sector in the UAE and beyond. NEMA Education's portfolio includes several higher education institutions and professional training ......read more
• Total of 43 GEMS Education schools to participate in year-long campaign
• Campaign aims to collect and recycle half a tonne of e-waste per school
• Secure e-waste collection bins to be placed in all GEMS schools in UAE
DUBAI, UAE: GEMS Education has teamed up with Fixerman, the Dubai-based device repair specialists, to launch the largest school electronic waste (e-waste) campaign in the UAE.
The campaign aims to reduce the amount of broken or unwanted devices, including mobile phones, tablets and laptops, that end up in landfill sites. When electronic devices are dumped in landfills, toxic substances like lead and mercury can leak into the soil and water system.
On average, a UAE resident produces 17.2 kilogrammes of e-waste every year, driven by an increasing dependence on ......read more
• 813 students supported by 367 mentors from 53 universities across the MENA region including the UAE, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and others took part in the competition
• 70 teams across 27 categories were recognized for their outstanding research and awarded monetary prizes
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 03 June 2022: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) held its ninth annual Undergraduate Research Competition (URC) and awards ceremony. The URC provides an opportunity for students to transform their creative ideas into research and innovation projects to support the development of their 21st century skills to produce the researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs of the future for the UAE’s knowledge economy. ADU’s URC is the largest undergraduate research event in the GCC and MENA region that encompasses ......read more
• Programme to award one scholarship for every year of Queen’s 70-year reign
• 70 pupils to benefit from scholarships, each covering tuition fees for a full year
• GEMS students from across 43 GEMS schools will be eligible for scholarships
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: GEMS Education has launched a new scholarship programme in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, which marks the 70th anniversary of the accession of the British monarch in 1952. A total of 70 scholarships, each covering the full cost of a year’s tuition, will be awarded to students from across 43 GEMS schools.
Sunny Varkey, Founder, GEMS Education, said: “As the UAE’s oldest and largest school operator, we have been providing a world-class education based on the British curriculum ......read more
Startup Dojo – Summer 2022 Incubator, which kicks off in July, will receive applications from university students and fresh graduates in the UAE until June 15th. Top three startups will receive prize money for their business.
Sharjah, June 02, 2022: The Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) is offering a unique new opportunity to university students and fresh graduates in the UAE to transform their impactful ideas into businesses through a structured six-week incubator program, from July 18 to August 25, 2022.
Sheraa has announced the opening of registrations for Startup Dojo – Summer 2022 Incubator, an intensive, experiential learning opportunity that aims to empower young graduates and students to build businesses.
For six weeks, participants will work in a hybrid setting with ......read more
A Leading American International School, Northview International will deliver
incredible, whole child education focusing on academic rigor for children ages 3-18.
The internationally accredited American curriculum will focus on universal values, individual growth and broad development to enable pupils to realize their full potential, build resilience and become responsible citizens of the world and will be enriched by a range of dynamic extra-curricular experiences.
Doha, Qatar – June 01, 2022: Northview International School, a new vibrant school by Artemis Education Group of Schools, will deliver an accredited American international curriculum at a mid-fee allowing increased access to outstanding education for more families. The school is now open to expressions of interest for the first intake of students ......read more
• Two-day career fair returns for students and alumni to further explore career options on the 1st and 2nd of June 2022
• ADU students and alumni will be connected with 50 local/international organizations and companies
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 31 May 2022: In line with Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) Vision 2027 to provide graduates and students with the knowledge, skills and mindset to become leaders of tomorrow, ADU is hosting its annual career fair at its main campus on June 1 and 2, 2022. Organized by ADU’s Employability and Alumni Relations Office, the career fair seeks to support student and alumni career goals by best preparing them for the professional market. The event will enable current ADU students and alumni alike to explore employment and internship opportunities and ......read more
- GEMS Wellington schools are first outside UK to partner Bite Back 2030
- GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail launches A-Level Food Technology
DUBAI, UAE: Four GEMS Education schools that together make up the GEMS Wellington group have joined celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s global ‘Bite Back 2030’ campaign with the aim of educating students on the importance of healthy meals and nutrition and furthering their understanding of food technology.
Bite Back 2030 began in the UK, where students have led a movement of young people to step up and take charge of the national conversation on child health and nutrition. Together, they have created and championed strategies within their schools, both at corporate and government level, to tackle rising obesity rates.
The impact of the ......read more
• The Research Forum is under the theme of “Concrete in Hot Weather: Design for Sustainable Smart Construction and 3D Printing”
• Virtual Participation was open for those unable to attend in person
• The event highlighted the importance of utilizing 3D printing and sustainable construction material under hot weather
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 25 May 2022: Following the success of the Research Forum in 2019 and 2021, the College of Engineering (CoE) at Abu Dhabi University (ADU), the largest engineering college in the UAE, hosted the third edition of the ADU-ASU Research Forum 2022 under the theme of “Concrete in Hot Weather: Design for Sustainable Smart Construction and 3D Printing” in collaboration with the School of Sustainable Engineering and Built Environment at ......read more
Doha – May 23, 2022: Senior researchers and medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have published a paper focused on improving drug-screening platforms for vascular diseases.
The research team, led by Dr. Isra Marei, Post-Doctoral Associate in Pharmacology, includes four members of WCM-Q’s Class of 2024 - Tala Abu Samaan, Maryam Ali Al-Quradaghi, Asmaa A Farah and Shamin Hayat Mahmud – plus Professor Chris Triggle, Professor of Pharmacology, and Associate Professor of Pharmacology Hong Ding.
The study has been published in Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine as an invited review for a special issue on regenerative medicine and is titled, ‘3D tissue-engineered vascular drug screening platforms: promise and considerations.’
The paper focused on improving drug screening ......read more
Days after ALLEN Career Institute announced a Strategic Partnership, its global arm ALLEN Overseas held the Grand Opening of its two new Academic Centres in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
Burjuman, 23rd May 2022: Continuing its expansion spree in the GCC, Allen Overseas (ALLEN) has opened two new Academic Centres in the UAE - Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, through which it aims to provide high-quality test-prep coaching to K12 students and help them achieve their highest potential. Reciprocating the students' increasing demand, the institute has launched its biggest centre in Sharjah with a capacity to nurture 1000+ students.
ALLEN Career Institute is India’s most renowned and result-oriented holistic coaching institute for the past 34 years. An education powerhouse led by the first generation Maheshwari brothers, Mr ......read more
New curriculum is piloted in seven Qatar schools
A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has created a three-year computer science curriculum for middle school students to prepare students for higher level classes in computer science. The project was funded by a Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) grant from the National Priorities Research Program.
The new curriculum is being piloted in seven Qatar schools this year, as well as schools in Pakistan and the United States. The team has already trained more than 200 teachers, who are teaching the new curriculum to more than 20,000 students in total.
Saquib Razak, lead principal investigator on the project and the associate area head of computer science at CMU-Q, has been working for more than a decade on ......read more
The 7th edition of the initiative introduces 14 new publications by Emirati authors
May 20, 2022 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: As part of the 19th edition of Abu Dhabi Festival, held under the theme ‘Crafting the Emirates State of Mind: Creation, Innovation and Joy’, the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) presents the 7th edition of its Riwaq Al Adab Wal Kitab programme at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 23 to 29 May, 2022. The initiative aims to strengthen and support the Emirati publishing industry by cultivating and presenting the achievements of Emirati and Arab creative writers. This year, the programme is collaborating with local publishing houses Dar Nabati, Hamaleel and the Emirates Writers Union to publish 14 books by Emirati writers ......read more
Abu Dhabi University organized the event in collaboration with the Regional Center for Educational Planning – UNESCO and the Queen Rania Teacher Academy
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 19 May 2022: Under the patronage of H.E. Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi, the Minister of Education in the UAE and in partnership with the Regional Center for Educational Planning – UNESCO and The Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA), Abu Dhabi University (ADU) hosted the fifth Educational Forum, under the theme “Re-imagining Education.”
ADU faculty members in addition to members from the World Bank, UNESCO, QRTA, and USA’s Drexel University attended the Forum as speakers. The Forum discussed the challenges facing schools and explored post-COVID-19 educational opportunities such as taking education out of the confinements of ......read more
Doha – May 17, 2022: Newly graduated doctors of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have matched with residency programs at some of the world’s most prestigious university hospitals.
The newly qualified doctors, who graduated this month, matched with residency training programs at elite institutions in Qatar and the United States, including Hamad Medical Corporation, Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Case Western/University Hospital Cleveland, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania, Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, among others.
The medical specialties the new doctors will be pursuing are anesthesiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, ......read more
• Running from May 22-27, more than 100 leading universities will participate in the six-day virtual fair, including four of the world’s top 10 and 31 of the world’s top 100
• More than twenty-five new universities are joining this year’s virtual fair, including University of Sydney, New York University, University of Manchester and University of Toronto, offering students access to more than 100 sessions
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2022: With thousands of students preparing to embark on their journeys into higher education, Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has announced the return of its Rize University Fair, an ADEK initiative that connects students with leading local and international universities.
Held between May 22-27, the Rize ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10th May 2022: Water Alliance, a Dubai-based non-profit organization focused on promoting the value of water by encouraging individuals to adopt sustainable lifestyles, has officially announced the winners of its RE-NEW Our World water innovation challenge for students in the UAE.
Launched with the support of sponsors, knowledge and culture partners, the challenge aims to inspire school students from the ages of 8 to 20, to ideate innovative solutions that will tackle local and global water issues, positively contributing towards a more sustainable environment and access to water for communities across the world. As a new member of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Water Alliance will be sending the ......read more
Doha – May 9, 2022: The next generation of doctors currently learning their craft at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) had the chance to develop core physicianship skills when they took online consultations with some of the youngest members of the community.
Medical students at WCM-Q logged in to the event to take part in a series of consultations with children aged two months to six years, under the supervision of qualified pediatricians. The event, which has been held virtually since 2020 owing to physical distancing guidelines, is an important step in the clinical training of the students as they experience for the first time the joy and challenge of engaging with a young patient, putting them at ease, and then conducting a medical examination.
Prior to lockdown, the annual Cornell Stars event was a ......read more
St. George’s University, Grenada, in association with Ramaiah Group of Institutions, Bengaluru, is Accepting Applications from Aspiring Medical Students for their September 2022 Intake
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 09 May 2022 – St. George’s University, Grenada, in association with the Ramaiah Group of Institutions, Bengaluru, has announced it is accepting applications for entry to its September 2022 class from prospective medical students.
SGU, in association with Ramaiah, offers a 5-Year Medical Degree Pathway where students can complete their first year of the pathway in India, the second year either at Northumbria University in the UK, or at SGU’s True Blue campus in Grenada, the third year in Grenada, and the last two years doing their clinical rotations either in the US or in the UK. This gives ......read more
• ADUi aims to contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the UAE’s innovation agenda
• Abu Dhabi University appointed Dr. Alberto Peralta as the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the lead for its innovation strategy
• The Strategy builds on research to empower aspiring and seasoned innovators as they pursue new ways to create, deliver and capture value for a more sustainable and inclusive world
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 9 May 2022: Under the theme of “powering a more sustainable world”, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) refreshes its innovation strategy titled Abu Dhabi University Innovate (ADUi). ADUi is focused on three main pillars including innovation, research and incubation which will serve as the engine for the advancement of ......read more
• The initiative has reached 500 children in the past two weeks alone following an incredibly successful launch event at Aldar Square in February
• 150 of the young cyclists showed their support for UAE Team Emirates ahead of the Grand Tour event with Giro graphic and pink jerseys •
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Friday 5th May 2022: Aldar, in partnership with UAE Team Emirates, has begun the rollout of the Youth Cycling Academy Program across schools in Abu Dhabi. The initiative is striving to get more young children on bicycles to enhance their skills, become more road aware and safety driven, and ultimately instill a culture of health and fitness in the UAE’s stars of tomorrow.
Over the past two weeks, the program has reached 500 eager young cyclists who will ......read more
• Programme aims to identify and support young gifted and talented performers
• GWA Athlete Scholarship Programme will benefit 100 top-level student athletes
• Centre aspires to support the growth of track and field athletics across the UAE
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: GEMS World Academy – Dubai (GWA) has partnered with AIS Athletics to launch the UAE’s first centre of excellence dedicated to track and field athletics, supporting young athletes from the school and further afield by providing access to top facilities, coaching, training and scholarships. Both partners are committed to improving student athlete development and supporting the growth of track and field athletics across the UAE.
The purpose of the Centre of Excellence is to help students who are gifted and talented ......read more
In a bid to elevate its Public Health Programs,
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: 28 April 2022: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced a collaboration with the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana Faculty of Public Health (DLSPH), Canada's largest public health school. ADU continues to collaborate with prestigious international institutions such as DLSPH to provide students with an exceptional educational experience and elevate its Public Health program.
The agreement provides both institutions with the opportunity to partner across a range of academic programs based on knowledge and experience exchange. ADU and DLSPH plan to initiate collaboration between faculty, undergraduate, and postgraduate students through exchange programs, joint courses, internships, and exchange of materials and ......read more
April 28, 2022: A team of students from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, won the QatarDebate Arabic National Universities Debating Championship in Arabic, with all three debaters placing in the top ten speakers of both the tournament and championship.
Rahaf Abutarbush, Ammar Karkour and Abdullah Shaar had a perfect record in league competitions this academic year, placing first in the Arabic National Universities League. In the championship final, they faced off against a team from Qatar University, and were ultimately victorious. This is the second consecutive year the team has won the Qatar national championship, and the second consecutive year that Shaar won best speaker.
Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, congratulated the students on their win. “A Carnegie Mellon ......read more
HBMSU’s Smart Campus 2.0 platform is the next generation of the university’s flagship portal
June 26, 2022 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has launched Smart Campus 2.0, the next generation of the university's Smart Campus portal, which was originally launched in 2014. The new portal offers updated features for users, and leverages AI and data-driven strategies to improve the user experience and support HBMSU’s strategic directions for driving innovation.
HBMSU’s Smart Campus 2.0 portal comes as a significant upgrade to its predecessor, ......read more
June 22, 2022 - The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) convened a meeting with its BA, MA, and PhD degree learners, in the presence of H.E. Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU. The meeting aimed to promote networking and the exchange of inspiring ideas and insights that would contribute to the development of the educational system.
During his speech, H.E. Dr. Mansoor Al Awar stated: “HBMSU is committed to promoting student networking, while also facilitating a platform for them to share insights with the higher management. The initiative comes in line with our efforts ......read more
The meeting aimed to share visions on developing the training programs in line with HBMSU’s strategic goals
Dubai, UAE - June 6, 2022- Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University’s (HBMSU) Lifelong Learning Center hosted the annual meeting for the members of its training committee. The meeting was attended by H.E. Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU, Major General Dr. Abdul Quddus Abdul Razzaq Al Obaidly, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Excellence and Leadership Affairs in Dubai Police, and Dr. Fahad Al Saadi, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, HBMSU.
The meeting was ......read more
Mansoor Al Awar: “Benchmarking Framework is compelling evidence of the success of the proactive efforts led by HBMSU to improve global higher education”
May 26, 2022 - The Consortium for Benchmarking Framework for Online, Open, Smart, and Technology-Enhanced Higher Education and International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) organised a roundtable at UNESCO World Higher Education Conference (WHEC2022).
The policy dialogue was aimed at informing and engaging stakeholders - including policymakers and quality assurance agencies - to further improve the quality of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 20 May 2022 - The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF), the Global Knowledge Partner of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), will be participating in the 31st Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, held from May 23 to May 29, 2022, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC).
The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair represents an important knowledge and cultural umbrella that brings together the leaders of the publishing industry in the Middle East and North Africa region, attracting more than 150,000 visitors yearly. The Foundation's ......read more
May 10, 2022 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), in collaboration with the Association of Arab Universities (AARU), held a webinar on ‘The Consortium for Benchmarking Framework for Online, Open, Smart, and Technology-enhanced Higher Education,’ with the aim of publicizing the international consortium for the development of the benchmarking framework for online and open higher education institutions. It presented the aspects and indicators of the benchmarking framework and the results of trial implementation, as well as identified the benefits of using the website to ......read more
Event facilitated exchange of ideas and discussions on professional and societal development
April 26, 2022 - The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University Alumni Association successfully organized its second alumni social gathering, which was attended by Dr. Fahad Al Saadi, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement at HBMSU. The gathering provided the alumni with an opportunity to communicate with the university and their colleagues, exchange insights and ideas, and discuss suggestions for professional and community development.
Through this event, HBMSU hoped to build on their ......read more
• Partnership offers CP students access to ERAU Dual Enrolment Programme
• School’s offering of personalised pathways now includes Aviation and STEM
• Students able to secure equivalent of one year’s worth of US university credits
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: GEMS International School – Al Khail (GIS) has become the first school in the UAE to partner with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), one of the most prestigious and in-demand universities in the world for aviation and aeronautics.
Thanks to the ......read more
- Students from 20 schools across 14 countries took part in the challenge
- Winning UAE team proposed creative mobility solutions for UAE’s elderly population
- Otis mentors worked with this next generation of innovators to develop new solutions
Dubai, UAE - April 21, 2022 – Otis Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: OTIS), the world’s leading company for elevator and escalator manufacturing, installation and service, has named GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis as the EMEA region winner of its second annual Made to Move Communities™ global ......read more
• Preliminary indications by the SCCI show significant growth in sales and a rebound in the markets since the festival's launch
• The festival drew thousands of tourists, visitors, and shoppers to the emirate raising hotel occupancy rates and retail sales to unprecedented levels
Sharjah, 19th April 2022: The 32nd Sharjah Ramadan Festival is currently underway, with preliminary indications from the event's organizer, the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), showing significant growth in sales and a rebound in the markets since the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 19 April 2022: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, one of the world’s leading literary events, is celebrating the success of its 14th edition (3-13 February 2022), which showed recovery from the effects of the pandemic and record numbers of competition entries. In total more than 105,000 people engaged with the Festival, in person or through its virtual offering.
Over the 11 days of the Festival, a total of 181 authors representing 47 nationalities took to the stage at the Habtoor City Hotels, evenly split between Arab and non Arab writers and with ......read more
Emirates Literature Foundation and Wikimedians of the UAE User Group celebrate the holy month by compiling and sharing Ramadan traditions on Wikipedia
Dubai, UAE, 14 April 2022: The Emirates Literature Foundation and the Wikimedians of the UAE User Group are co-creating the ultimate guide to Ramadan in the UAE together with members of the Wikipedia community on the 16 April. The editathon will bring together and shed light on key aspects of Emirati traditions in Arabic, and the article will later be translated into English for a wider ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 13 April 2022: Professor Barry O’Mahony, Dean of Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Business (CoB) received the esteemed ‘Dean of the Year Award’ as part of the 2022 Beta Gamma Sigma Awards (BGS). BGS is the international honor society of the Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Nominated by the Abu Dhabi University Beta Gamma Sigma chapter, Professor O’Mahony was recognized from a pool of over 615 Deans from leading universities in 38 countries.
Professor Barry O’Mahony was awarded ......read more
SGU School of Medicine appoints Jade Pearson as Director of Transnational Education to empower aspiring medical students with international education
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 April 2022: St. George’s University (SGU), Grenada, has appointed Jade Pearson as the Director of Transnational Education (TNE). TNE encompasses a broad spectrum of collaborations between universities, ranging from exchange programs for staff and students, to study abroad opportunities, through to pathways or dual degrees.
To expand SGU’s efforts of recruiting international ......read more
Building on its successful track record with the QS World University Rankings,
• The College of Business at ADU received the esteemed ranking for its continued excellence in delivering Business and Management studies
• As part of its Business and Management studies, ADU offers a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with over 82 graduates since its inception in 2010, in addition to the UAE’s largest MBA program with over 900 enrolled students currently
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 07 April 2022: Building on the university’s ......read more
Dubai - April 7, 2022: Orange Wheels, a flagship brand of IdeaCrate Edutainment Company, opened its latest edutainment centre at Dubai Silicon Oasis. This is the second location of Orange Wheels in Dubai and the fourth in the UAE.
Orange Wheels is a unique one-stop edutainment destination for children, aged six months to eight years set up in a creative, nature-centric and innovative environment.
Speaking at the launch, Ms. Shifa Yusuffali, CEO of IdeaCrate Edutainment Company, said, “This is yet another step to provide wholesome education to the young and curious minds. ......read more
Short vocabulary is an eternal problem for those who study foreign languages. We at oxbridgemind.co.uk here share proven ways to memorize new words.
The human brain saves effort (some will call it laziness): if there is a chance to simplify the process somehow, it will definitely take advantage of it. Our cunning "processor" admits new foreign words to the chamber of long-term memory far from immediately; first, they have to serve their time in a kind of waiting room - in short-term memory. If a new piece of knowledge is not accessed (i.e., used) often enough, it will be ......read more
Dubai, UAE on April 4, 2022: ‘Pupils have arrived this morning to begin attending the new secondary campus of GEMS Legacy School. Principal Asha Alexander said "This is such a big day for the school. The teachers and support staff have worked so hard to prepare the facilities ready for some 550 students who will be using the new campus today. We still have capacity to grow further.”
GEMS Legacy School was until 2021-22 a primary school known as The Kindergarten Starters school before it won KHDA approval to become a through school.
Eaton Business School has established itself as one of the most sought-after institutions for working professionals across the world. The Academic programmes and peer learning opportunities at EBS has now become a quite popular “Work-Life-Study” programme for the busy working executives in Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia to upskill themselves and climb up their career ladder.
Date: Sharjah, UAE, March 30, 2022
1. The e-learning market in GCC countries will grow at 11 percent from 2021 to US$569.04 million in ......read more
• The on-campus internship program will spread over five working days during spring and summer breaks offering hands-on experience
• Students from grades 11 and 12 to be considered based on academic merit while the fee would be completely waived off ; biology teachers can also apply
• Students will be awarded with certificates at the end of the internship
29th March, 2022; Dubai, UAE: BITS Pilani Dubai Campus, offering Biotechnology Engineering program, has announced an exclusive internship program for high school students. The program ......read more
• The book is based on the fundamental truths of spirituality and has been lauded by global icons like the Honorable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, H.H. The Dalai Lama, Ratan Tata, Deepak Chopra and many more
• The book will soon be available on Amazon for purchase globally, with the royalties being donated to support educational infrastructure in rural India.
25th March 2022, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In an era of emphasis on mental health and wellness, Atmasiddhi Shastra- Six Spiritual Truths of the Soul is a book that shines a light on ......read more
3rd for Hirschi overall, Ulissi 10th on final day
Marc Hirschi completed a successful return to racing with 3rd place overall at the Coppi & Bartali stage race in Italy.
The final stage from Casalguidi to Cantagrillo (160km) was won by Josef Cerny (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) with Diego Ulissi coming home in 10th as part of an elite chasing group. Hirschi also finished in the group to secure his final podium.
The overall title went to Irishman Eddie Dunbar (Ineos-Grenadiers) with his teammate Ethan Hayter in second ......read more
UNESCO International Bureau of Education (UNESCO-IBE) and Dubai Cares organize a high-level conference to officially present their Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) toolkit developed for Eswatini, Lao PDR and Cameroon
UAE, 28, March 2022: After four years of fruitful partnership, UNESCO-IBE and Dubai Cares, a civil society organization formally associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications, held a conference on March 24-25, 2022, at the Dubai Cares’ pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai, to officially close their collaborative project "Building ......read more
Date: Sharjah, UAE, March 26, 2022
The e-learning market in GCC countries will grow at 11 percent from 2021 to US$569.04 million in 2025;
The global online education market will reach US$585.48 billion by 2027, from US$269.87 billion in 2021;
As many as 120 students to graduate through a convocation later this month;
It's parent company Westford Education Group employs around 350 professionals and currently has more than 5,000 active students across the globe. More than 15,000 students from 130 nationalities have ......read more
Al Diwan’s 1,000+ Arabic stories are now available without log-in throughout March
Ibtikar, a UAE-based Educational Technology company, in cooperation with United Educational Publishing (UEP), a UAE-based Educational Press, has announced that 1,000+ Arabic stories on their reading platform, Al Diwan powered by Akadimi, is now available for access without log-in during the UAE Month of Reading this month.
By enabling open access to their Al Diwan digital reading platform for the first time, Ibtikar aims to encourage Arabic reading and re-ignite the passion for lifelong ......read more
Day marked under slogan "Early Warning and Early Action"
• Dr. Abdulla Al Mandous: Anticipating climate phenomena and providing accurate data contribute to saving our planet
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 23 March, 2022 – National Center of Meteorology (NCM) marks World Meteorological Day, which falls on March 23 every year.
World Meteorological Day is celebrated this year under the slogan "Early Warning and Early Action".
His Excellency Dr. Abdulla Al Mandous, Director-General of the National Center of Meteorology and President of ......read more
Following the success of its January 2022 cohort application window, SGU School of Medicine’s August 2022 intake is accepting inquiries from MENA students looking to become a doctor in the US or UK
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22, March 2022 – St. George’s University, Grenada, has announced it is accepting applications for its August 2022 intake from prospective medical students from the MENA region. With the university’s January admissions program now closed, prospective students still have the opportunity to kick-start their medical education at the start of ......read more
• The shortlist comprises books by authors from six countries: Egypt, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Oman, and for the first time the UAE
• One debut novelist and two former IPAF Nadwa participants make the 2022 shortlist
Tuesday 22 March 2022: Cairo Maquette by Tarek Imam, Rose’s Diary by Reem al-Kamali, Dilshad by Bushra Khalfan, The Prisoner of the Portuguese by Mohsine Loukili, The White Line of Night by Khaled Nasrallah and Bread on the Table of Uncle Milad by Mohamed Alnaas have today been announced as the shortlisted works for the 15th International ......read more
• Project has been implemented at a total cost of AED80.3m
• Initiative is part of the Public Universities Development Program that includes 27 projects worth AED466 million
ABU DHABI, 22 March 2022 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) participated in the inauguration of five colleges in Jordan, which were built with an ADFD funding of AED80.3 million (US$21.83m). The initiative is part of the Jordanian Public Universities Development Program that includes the implementation of 27 projects in the education sector at a total value of AED 466 ......read more
Sharjah - 21 March 2022: Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has unveiled the new logo of the 32nd Sharjah Ramadan Festival, which will kick off on April 2 and conclude on May 4, 2022, across various regions and cities of Sharjah during the holy month of Ramadan.
The logo design is simple, and its characters look more aesthetic and attractive. The dimensions, colors, and type of font look more harmonious reflecting the new start of the festival, while the colors used reflect joy, happiness, and atmosphere of the holy month.
Ibrahim Rashid ......read more
Sharjah, March 19, 2022: Bodour Al Qasimi, President of the International Publishers Association (IPA), met on Friday at the House of Wisdom (HoW), Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, the Governor General of Canada; her spouse, His Excellency Whit Grant Fraser; and HE Marcy Grossman, Ambassador of Canada to the UAE; in the presence of HE Fahad Saeed Al Raqbani, UAE Ambassador to Canada; Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer, Acting CEO of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (SHUROOQ) and Marwa Al Aqroubi, Director, House of Wisdom.
Bodour Al Qasimi welcomed HE Mary Simon ......read more
● Priority placement and advance seat confirmation during relocation to provide seamless access to quality education
Dubai, 17 March 2022: India’s leading relocation company, Writer Relocations (a business division of Writer Business Services), having a major presence in the UAE, has announced its collaboration with GEMS Education, one of the largest K-12 private education providers in the world, to provide a seamless admission process for the children of relocating families moving to the UAE. The aim is to ease the stress of hundreds of relocating families by using Writer ......read more
The Strategy reflects ambitious visions of H.H. the Ruler of Sharjah and Sharjah’s directions
Dr Muhadditha Al Hashimi: Under the guidance and vision of HH the Ruler of Sharjah, we will continue to improve the efficiency of our educational system to enhance the role of education
Ali Al Hosani: The development of the educational sector in the emirate is the result of the smart approach, wise guidance, and direct support of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi
A panel of 25 government and educational leaders, along with 11 educational experts from ......read more
March 16, 2022: American University of Sharjah (AUS) has partnered with DuPont, a leading global science and innovation company, to offer students a valuable hands-on learning experience and an opportunity to develop technologies that promote safety and protection of the community.
In the AUS DuPont Prize competition, students can select from two challenges to address: developing innovative solutions for removing micropollutants and trace contaminants in water or designing fire-resistant workwear for women in the oil and gas industry using Nomex® flame resistant fabrics.
AUS ......read more
Noura Al Shemiri, Emirati author of Jiu-Jitsu-themed “Hosn Al Emarat” books, will participate in a story-telling session at Umm Al Emarat Park on March 18 and 20
Abu Dhabi, March 16, 2022: UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), the nation’s governing body for the sport, has partnered with the Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) to support Abu Dhabi Reads, an initiative designed to foster reading as a daily habit across many of the UAE capital’s communities.
Emirati author Noura Al Shemiri will read her own book series Hosn Al Emarat to children at Umm ......read more