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    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

    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

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    GEMS Education students excel in IB exams

    • Students outperform international averages and achieve outstanding results across the board • Two students (GEMS Modern Academy and GEMS Wellington International School) achieve full marks putting them in top performing 1% across the world.   • GEMS Educations students’ average pass rate of 94 per cent • Best ever results for GEMS Education      Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  06 July  2019:   GEMS Education students studying International Baccalaureate (IB) have continued to perform above international ......read more

    GEMS Education schools are first in the UAE to be awarded High Performance Learning (HPL) World Class School status

    • Jumeirah College, GEMS Royal Dubai School, Jumeirah Primary School and GEMS Wellington International School join the elite list of schools to be awarded the prestigious standing. • Only thirteen schools worldwide have been accredited, four of which are GEMS Education schools.  • Schools met demanding standards to complete HPL’s rigorous 2-year World Class School Award scheme   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  30 June 2019:     GEMS Education schools are the first in the UAE, and four of only thirteen schools worldwide, to have ......read more

    UAEU professor looks at cultural struggles experienced by social workers

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 27 June 2019:  As a black African British academic, and social worker, Dr Prospera Tedam used her background to research struggles experienced by social workers in the United Kingdom when working with people from different culture and ethnic backgrounds. The assistant professor in social work at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) recently published a book, in collaboration with a professor from Nottingham, entitled Cultural Diversity in Child Protection. Cultural Competence in Practice. “One of the key issues we find in social work ......read more

    GEMS Education schools partner with Dubai Cares to raise AED 500,000 for charity

    The Millennium School along with GEMS Jumeirah Primary School raised over AED 320,000 and AED 160,000 respectively in support of Dubai Cares’ ‘Adopt a School’ initiative     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 26 June 2019:   Two GEMS Education schools, The Millennium School and GEMS Jumeirah Primary School have collectively raised AED 500,000 for Dubai Cares ‘Adopt a School’ initiative, which will go towards the establishment of new community-based schools in Nepal and Cambodia.   His Excellency, Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, Chief ......read more

    Child Obesity and Plastic Pollution, How Parents and Schools can Fight Both Battles – Easily!

     Child obesity and plastic pollution are of grave concern in the UAE  School lunch box delivery service, Petit Gourmet, offers nutritional eating with zero-waste, positively influencing child health and the environment 26 June 2019, Dubai, UAE:  The threats are real. In the UAE, child obesity and plastic pollution are affecting our lives and those of future generations. However, they can be slowed or stopped, and it starts locally.  Luckily, parents and schools can positively influence children’s health and environmental choices now to impact ......read more

    ADU celebrates another year of success following 2020 QS World University Rankings

    • The university increased its global ranking by 3% • ADU moved from the third to the second global position for international faculty • Academic reputation and citations per faculty were the other two indicators that showcased significant progress   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:  Showcasing the results of its achievements in the last year, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has once again been named among the top 701-750 universities globally, according to the prestigious 2020 QS World University Rankings. The internationally accredited institution ......read more

    GEMS Education launches break-through app ‘GEMS Connect' for parents

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:   As part of its commitment to establish an end-to-end parent engagement platform for enhanced customer journeys, GEMS Education has launched its very own parent app, GEMS Connect for Apple and Android devices.    Designed to address the needs of existing as well as potential parents, GEMS Connect eases parents’ ability to interact with schools for a host of administrative services and information.    The intuitive app enables unified access to all matters related to GEMS Education schools and the ......read more

    ADU's engineering students build practical skills during site visit to the new Al Ain campus

    Abu Dhabi—23 June 2019: In an effort to encourage practical work experience, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) organized visits to the new Al Ain campus construction site for civil engineering students and members of the ADU community from other Colleges. The aim of the technical visits was to provide the students with first-hand experience in working on-site and provide insight into the new campus’s state-of-the-art facilities. The exercise also bridged the gap between theoretical engineering concepts taught during lectures and applying these notions in real life. Furthermore, the ......read more

    GEMS Education participates in UK MENA Education Summit

    Global Chief Education Officer of GEMS Education Sir Christopher Stone chaired the summit and delivered keynote address  Sir Christopher Stone also led and spoke at ‘Understanding the Regulatory Nuances of Operating in KSA and UAE’ panel in the Summit      June 20, 2019 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates: GEMS Education participated in the UK Middle East Education Summit, a platform that brought together high-profile speakers, decision makers, Middle East officials and representatives of trade bodies, held at RSA in London.    The Summit ......read more

    GEMS Education wins at ‘Loyalty Magazine Awards 2019'

    • GEMS Rewards programme named the ‘Regional Loyalty Champion of the Year’ for Middle East and Africa  • The programme gets recognised for delivering significant value and purpose    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 19 June 2019:  GEMS Education, the leading K-12 school operator has won at the prestigious ‘Loyalty Magazine Awards 2019’ under the Middle East and Africa category for its GEMS Rewards loyalty programme, and named the ‘Regional Loyalty Champion of the Year’ for Middle East and ......read more

    Salama Preventive Training Institute begins training programs on fire prevention and occupational safety and health

    June 18, 2019: H.E. Eng. Sheikh Khalid Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman, Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority has emphasized the utmost importance of conducting preventive training recently, noting that: “The launch of a training Salama Preventive Training Institute seeks to meet the need for quality training, which is a necessity for workplace safety and one of the most important provisions to prevent work accidents. The initiative follows the directive of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to consider ‘human ......read more

    Jumeirah College Dubai celebrates remarkable ‘Graduation Day'

    • Outstanding school in Dubai gives heart-warming send-off to 140 high school students  • Families and friends come together to celebrate Graduation Day as students get placed at leading international universities   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 June 2019:   Over 140 students from Jumeirah College Dubai took their walk across the stage to accept their certificates at a grand Graduation Ceremony held in the presence of royal guests, school management, teaching staff and families. Special guests included His Highness Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Rashid ......read more

    Begin a new journey at Middlesex University Dubai this September

    There’s still time to apply and discover a truly unique learning experience Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 June 2019:   As another academic year nears to a close, Middlesex University Dubai encourages students exploring their options for higher education to apply for its September 2019 intake and discover a learning experience tailored to meet your needs.   The University provides a Quality UK Degree and a truly unique student experience, with a vibrant campus life - home to over 3,200 students from across more than 100 nationalities, facilitating the ......read more

    Emirates Post invites young people to enter international letter writing competition'

    Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) annual competition champions the art of writing amongst schoolchildren Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 June 2019:  Emirates Post, the leading postal and express delivery provider in the region, is encouraging schoolchildren to rediscover the art of letter writing by entering the UPU International Letter Writing Competition.  Now in its 48th year, the prestigious competition is organised by Emirates Post as part of the global activity of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a United Nations body that oversees the world’s post. Since ......read more

    Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development Calls on Citizens to Participate in Education Survey

    The deadline for returning the questionnaire is June by 20, 2019 Sharjah, 12 June 2019:  As the deadline for participating in the Sustainable Education Survey 2019 nears, the Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD) has called on Emirati Sharjah citizens to respond to the survey by submitting the completed questionnaires by June 20, 2019 at the latest. The survey has been launched in cooperation with the University of Sharjah (UoS). According to DSCD, the survey aims at collecting and analysing data on the educational qualifications of Emirati Sharjah ......read more

    Ministry of State for FNC Affairs Launches Forum Titled ‘Political Empowerment in the UAE'

    The event is organised in collaboration with the Federal National Council and the Higher Colleges of Technology.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 10 June 2019:   The inaugural edition of the “Political Empowerment in the UAE” forum was launched today, organised by the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs (MFNCA) and the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) in five emirates.   The Forum is part of the Ministry’s initiatives that seek to promote a culture of political participation among UAE citizens. Using ......read more

    Dubai Cares supports 3-year teacher training program in Ghana to boost early childhood education

    • Program addresses the need to improve the quality of teaching practices among KG teachers • 7,420 teachers to directly benefit from the AED 1,722,872 (USD 469,000) program      Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 9 June 2019:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced its support to a three-year teacher training program in Ghana to upgrade kindergarten (KG) education and enable KG schoolchildren to flourish in primary school. The AED 1,722,872 (USD 469,000) program, in partnership with Sabre ......read more

    Ivy League inspired Summer Camp for Dubai Kids

    United Arab Emirates 26 May 2019:   Ivy Camps USA has partnered with Esol Education to bring its first-rate summer camp to Dubai, for children ages 5-12. Hosted at the state-of-the-art Dunecrest American School near Al Barari, Ivy Camps USA combines diverse academic and fun activities to offer an innovative educational experience led by an elite team of instructors hailing from the world's top universities.   Ivy Camps USA’s comprehensive programming empowers campers to think creatively, build self-confidence and discover their true passions. The curriculum was ......read more

    CUD professor's research into smart city transportation security challenges published in top international journal

    With an overall accuracy of 99.43% and a detection rate of 99.92%, the solution is in sync with Dubai’s safety concerns for self-driving cars Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 26, 2019:   A research paper on security challenges of smart city transportation developed by Canadian University Dubai (CUD) Assistant Professor, Dr. Moayad Aloqaily, has been published in the leading international journal ‘Ad Hoc Networks’. Dr. Aloqaily’s insights come in the context of a recent directive issued by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ......read more

    ENEC CEO Granted Honorary Doctorate from Leading Engineering University in South Korea

    H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi recognized by Ajou University for Excellence in Engineering, Energy, and the role of the UAE peaceful nuclear energy program in improving bilateral relations between UAE and South Korea H.E Mohamed Al Hammadi becomes only the 8th public personality to be granted an Honorary Doctorate in the history of Ajou University Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 25, 2019:   Ajou University, a leading engineering university in South Korea awarded today an Honorary Doctorate to His Excellency Engineer Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of Emirates ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi students awarded prestigious global scholarships

    High achieving students receive Erasmus Mundus, Fulbright, and Bseisu Cambridge scholarships Abu Dhabi, May 25, 2019: Four talented students from NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) have been awarded prestigious global scholarships to further their studies at top schools around the globe. Class of 2019 senior Amal Badri, 21, from the UAE, currently majoring in Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded the UAE Fulbright Scholarship and will pursue a MS in Mechanical Engineering at Penn State University following her graduation from NYUAD in May.  She is NYUAD's second UAE Fulbright ......read more

    Repton, Abu Dhabi's iftar marks International Day of Families

    Abu Dhabi, UAE (May 23, 2019): The students, parents and teachers of Repton, Abu Dhabi held a special Iftar to mark International Day of Families, and to gather food donations which were then delivered to local workers.   Over 75 nationalities are represented at the school, making the Iftar dining experience very international, with an array of typical home-made dishes representing many countries.   Gillian Hammond, Principal of Repton, Abu Dhabi commented: “it was an evening of community spirit, reflection, generosity and gratitude and a wonderful way to break ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi researchers develop hybrid molecules that could serve as a new category of anti-cancer agents

    New findings are published in the journal Chemical Science “There is significant promise for developing new cancer therapies that can complement the existing chemotherapy options that are currently used to treat nearly half of all cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy,” explains Ali Trabolsi Abu Dhabi, May 23, 2019:  Researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) chemistry program and colleagues from the University’s biology program have developed and studied the biological activity of five new, metal-organic hybrid knotted molecules, termed metal-organic ......read more

    Dubai Cares successfully wraps up its Ramadan volunteering initiative with the participation of 2,000 volunteers across 4 days

    Back to School” edition of Volunteer Emirates witnessed the assembly of 50,000 school kits, to be distributed on schoolchildren in Senegal in Tanzania    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 21, 2019:    In a true reflection of the highest values of the holy month of Ramadan, Dubai Cares volunteers have successfully packed 50,000 school kits during a 4-day volunteering initiative that took place at the Dubai World Trade Center between 18 and 21 May 2019. H.E. Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, H.E. Ibrahima Sory Sylla, Ambassador of ......read more

    Saudi's KAUST first Middle East university to chair Europe's supercomputing ISC 2020

    Dubai - UAE, 20 May 2019: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology’s (KAUST) applied mathematics and computational science professor David Keyes is chairing the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) 2020 as the first program chair from a Middle Eastern institution, the ISC High Performance conference announced.   As program chair, Keyes, Director of Extreme Computing Research Center (ECRC), is working with a team of about a hundred steering committee and program committee volunteers to define the conference topics and will lead joint efforts to elevate the value ......read more

    Academic and family influences are key factors in fostering tolerance among UAE youth: Canadian University Dubai research reveals

    The project was among the winners at the 7th annual Abu Dhabi University Undergraduate Research Competition Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 20, 2019:   An action-based research project conducted by students and a faculty member from Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has found that academic institutions and family dynamics are main contributors to fostering tolerance among UAE youth. Mentored by Assistant Professor, Dr. Ghada Abaido, two Bachelor of Communication students, Nermin Abu Al Zahab and Ardra Meletath, conducted the research among 200 young people representing more ......read more

    German Jordanian University Accounting Program Earns Endorsement by IMA (Institute of Management Accountants)

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 20, 2019:  German  Jordanian University (GJU) is proud to announce that the school’s accounting program has earned endorsement by IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. IMA’s Higher Education Endorsement Program recognizes programs that meet high educational standards, enabling students to pursue and earn the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) credential. Information about the program is available ......read more

    Getting Exam Ready During Ramadan

    Mrs. Reem Bouzo, Principal of American School of Creative Science, Layyah.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 20, 2019:   Exam season is nearly upon us, which can be a very stressful time for both students and their parents.   We all want to support our children as best as we can during this important time of year and there are many things that you can do as a parent to help your children manage the exam pressure in a constructive way.   From our experience as educators, here are some ideas of what parents can do to help ease the stress of the ......read more

    The American Community School of Abu Dhabi Awards the Haitham Zamzam Al Hammadi Medal

    Grade 11 student Hannah Watkins encourages eco-friendly changes in the Abu Dhabi community 19 May 2019, Abu Dhabi:  During a ceremony at the American Community School of Abu Dhabi (ACS), Grade 11 student Hannah Watkins became the second recipient of the Haitham Zamzam Al Hammadi Medal of International Friendship, named in honor of 2002 ACS graduate and Board Trustee, the late Haitham Zamzam Al Hammadi.   During his young career, Haitham Zamzam Al Hammadi served his country with great skill, modesty and commitment. His strengths lay in his interest and ability to form productive ......read more

    EEG Environemtnal Drawing Competition 2019

    EEG successfully implements the United Nation Sustainable Development Goal Number 4: ‘Quality Education’  by engaging 162,000 Students in the annual Environmental Drawing Competition Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019:   The Emirates Environmental Group’s (EEG) 13th edition of the Environmental Drawing Competition was a huge success, as more than 162,000 students, 566 schools and 106 student members of the EEG took part. EEG organised a special and standalone awarding ceremony for the 2nd year in a row, on May 19 to unveil and celebrate the winners ......read more

    New research from NYU Abu Dhabi discovers growing teleconnection between Atlantic Zonal Mode and the Indian Summer Monsoon

    Fast facts: ● Teleconnection refers to climate anomalies being related to each other at large distances. ● Atlantic Zonal Mode (AZM) and Indian summer monsoon rainfall (ISMR) are known to have an inverse relationship, which means that the cold (warm) phases of AZM result in strong (weak) ISMR. ● This paper reports that the inverse relationship between AZM and ISMR has significantly strengthened in recent decades. ● The findings have been featured in Geophysical Research Letters.   Abu Dhabi, UAE – May 19, 2019: A new study at NYU Abu Dhabi ......read more

    H.E. Sheikh Nahayan hails Australia's culture of tolerance as key factor behind UOWD's success

    319 graduating students, including 2 doctorate awardees, receive their degrees at 35th UOWD graduation ceremony Dubai, May 15, 2019:   Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, while lauding the achievements of University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) at its 35th Graduation Ceremony recently, attributed its remarkable success to Australia's culture of tolerance that is similar to that of the UAE.   Speaking at the graduation ceremony, H.E. Sheikh Nahayan commented: “The University of Wollongong in Dubai is now one of the largest ......read more

    Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University signs agreement with Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance to form Islamic finance internship program

    Mansoor Al Awar: ‘We look forward to fulfilling the vision of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed to promote Islamic economy worldwide’ University aims to nurture talents of creative minds to build innovative, competitive, and sustainable Islamic economy MoU to lay foundation for robust research and development focusing on Islamic finance   12 May 2019 – In line with Dubai’s bid to become the global capital for Islamic economy, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shanghai Lixin University ......read more

    12th Edition of ‘Eiman Oasis' to be Held at Al Qasba Mosque During Ramadan

    Four renowned scholars to deliver lectures on religious topics Sharjah, May 14, 2019:  Four renowned Arab scholars and preachers will participate in the 12th edition of the religious awareness initiative ‘Eiman Oasis’. The programme is organised by Al Qasba and will run from 16 - 22 May at Al Qasba mosque in Sharjah. This year’s lectures will tackle religious topics aimed at instilling good values and highlight the Prophet’s (PBUH) qualities. The lectures will be held after Taraweeh prayers, and will be delivered by Sheikh Dr. Saleh Al Suhaimi Al Harbi, ......read more

    Looking for an opportunity to volunteer this Ramadan? Join Dubai Cares' 4-day volunteering initiative and help pack 50,000 school kits for students in Senegal and Zanzibar

    Dubai Cares will host its “Back to School” edition of Volunteer Emirates between May 18 and 21 at Dubai World Trade Centre The four-day initiative is set to benefit 30,000 students in Senegal and 20,000 students in Zanzibar   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 13, 2019: In an effort to embrace the spirit of giving during the holy month of Ramadan and mark the Year of Tolerance, Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, will be hosting a “Back to School” edition of Volunteer Emirates between 18 and 21 May, in support ......read more

    Dunecrest American School authorized for IB Diploma Programme in First Year of Opening

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai - 12 May 2019:  Esol Education’s new flagship US school, Dunecrest American School, offering a standards-based American curriculum, has received authorization to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme® (IBDP) in record time. The authorization process, which typically takes between two and three years was received by Dunecrest just eight months into the school’s first year, reflecting the deep expertise within the school’s leadership team, and the Esol Education organization’s long-standing experience of ......read more

    UAEU researcher refines literacy in the 21st century

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 12, 2019:   Literacy nowadays means so much more than it used it in previous times, in terms of only reading and writing. With the Fourth Industrial Revolution under way, the definition has broadened. That is what Dr Mona Aljanahi, instructor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the United Arab Emirates University’s College of Education, focused on in her research Exploring the Rhizomatic Literacy Practices of UAE High Schoolers. “I researched the literacy practices of high school students in the UAE,” she ......read more

    GIIS, Abu Dhabi, announces Scholarship Programmes for Higher Education

    The Scholarships Offer Considerable Concession, along with Coaching, Counselling and Guidance May 11, 2019 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  Global Indian International School Abu Dhabi campus announces Two rewarding scholarship programmes for new admissions, as well as students moving to Grade 11. The scholarship programmes consist of the Zayed-Gandhi Scholarship, that offers up to 75% concession in tuition fees based on humanitarian grounds to mark the year of Tolerance, and the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Merit Scholarship that offers up to 50% concession on tuition fees for ......read more

    Student Showcase 2019 Returns to Manarat Al Saadiyat

    ‘Zayed and Tolerance’ exhibition, organised by the Department of Culture and  Tourism – Abu Dhabi in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and  Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, runs from May 5-22 Abu Dhabi, 9 May 2019:  The sixth edition of the Student Showcase, which this year is themed ‘Zayed and Tolerence’, has opened on Sunday, May 5, at Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi. The event, which is organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), in cooperation with the Ministry of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University awards young innovators at the annual Idea Factor Innovation Competition

    ADU received 115 submissions in this year’s edition across the competition’s four categories The university awarded four winning enterprise ideas  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—8 May, 2019: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) awarded four winning teams at the sixth edition of the annual Idea Factor Innovation competition, held at the university’s main campus in Abu Dhabi. The annual contest, which targets high school students across the UAE, aims to foster an entrepreneurial mindset amongst youth with a view to create a positive and lasting impact on ......read more

    Uncovering Polynya: new research out of NYU Abu Dhabi Institute helps unravel a 43-year-old mystery in deep Antarctica

     Polynya is a geographical term that is used to describe an area of unfrozen water surrounded by a large area of sea ice.  Researchers at the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute have discovered an atmospheric trigger for the occurrence of the Maud-Rise Polynya that appeared in September 2017 in the Lazarev Sea.  A much larger Polynya was spotted in the same location in 1974 and may also have had an atmospheric trigger.  Researchers have found that when intense cyclones occur over the ice pack, a mid-sea Polynya in a preconditioned oceanographic area can be initiated as the ......read more

    Dubai's Newest Uk Curriculum School Offers Parents Great Value

    Outstanding academic results drive interest in Dubai’s newest UK Curriculum School Dubai, 7 May 2019:   It’s human nature to associate higher prices with better quality across the majority of industries and sectors. One of Dubai’s newest UK curriculum schools looks to buck this trend once again when it opens its doors in September 2019. Al Salam Community School, the sister to Al Salam Private School is looking to replicate its academic achievements but this time with the help of enhanced facilities and specialist learning spaces.  Al Salam Private ......read more

    American University of the Middle East wins 2019 Middle East Student Case Competition

    University of Jordan named first runner-up with a total of 23 student teams from 16 universities submitting entries this year  Dubai, UAE, May 05, 2019: IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) today announced the winners of its Middle East Student Case Competition held on April 20, 2019. The American University of the Middle East (AUM) in Kuwait was announced the grand winner followed by the University of Jordan as the first runner-up. The winning teams also received cash prizes of US$ 3000 and US$ 2000 respectively.   “We are pleased to announce that this ......read more

    Supernova Challenge hands out a total of US$100,000 to AI disruptors at Ai Everything

    Start-ups Augmental from Lebanon, Nabta Health & Amal Glass from the UAE and Statys from the UK win big at Supernova Challenge Dubai, UAE – 2 May 2019:  Taking home cash prizes worth a whopping US$100,000, four start-ups have celebrated their success at the Supernova Challenge, the world’s third largest start-up pitch fund, as Ai Everything draws to a close.  Receiving over 60 submissions from more than 20 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Singapore, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, a total of 20 shortlisted start-ups ......read more

    Dubai Cares honors UAE schools and students with Distinguished Philanthropic Award 2019

     More than 75 UAE-based schools were recognized for creative and effective fundraising concepts  UAE students raised funds in support of education programs in Jordan and India  This year’s school award is in line with the Year of Tolerance   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2 May 2019:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, honored today the winners of its Distinguished Philanthropic Award in Schools. In a ceremony held at Roda Al Murooj Downrown in Dubai, Dubai National School, Al Barsha earned the top prize for ......read more

    Hessa Buhumaid Signs Tolerance Pledge and Witnesses Activities for Orphans During visit to MBRU on Labor Day

    UAE Minister of Community Development Tours MBRU facilities and witnesses oral hygiene awareness event for orphans Dubai, 1 May 2019:   Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) welcomed Her Excellency Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE Minister of Community Development for a special visit on International Labor Day, coinciding 1st May each year during which Her Excellency signed the MBRU’s Doctor’s Tolerance Pledge and met with orphan children at an event at Dubai Dental Hospital (DDH), the clinical arm of MBRU. Her Excellency toured the ......read more

    Young Environmental Activists from Over 400 UAE Schools Recognized at Bee'ah School of Environment's Annual Awards Ceremony

    Bee’ah School of Environment grows notably to reach more than 250,000 students and 6,000 teachers  25 winners across 400 UAE schools were awarded prizes worth over AED 240,000 90 Abu Dhabi-based schools participated in the event for the first time, following the expansion of the programme to the Capital  3 schools announced as the winners of the - ‘Great Battery Challenge’, a battery recycling school competition, held in partnership with Duracell, that helped collect more than 100,000 batteries (almost 2 tonnes) from 110 schools in the UAE.  ......read more

    Unique World Education

    April 30, 2019 - Dubai: Unique world Business Center will inaugurate Unique World Education at Hamsah complex Al Karama, Dubai on 26th at 5 pm -said M D Mr.T M Sulaiman,  in a press conference which held at Dubai. At Unique World Education we offer preparatory and specialized courses for students and professionals by well experienced and committed team of faculty members. Unique World Education prides in telling that it is the only authorized coaching center of the renowned Prof. P. C. Thomas classes for Medical and Engineering Entrance Exam Preparation in the UAE.  There is ......read more

    Mariet Westermann Named Vice Chancellor of NYU Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, April 28, 2019: NYU President Andrew Hamilton announced the appointment of Mariet Westermann -- Executive Vice President of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, former provost of NYU Abu Dhabi, former director of NYU's Institute of Fine Arts, and art historian -- as the Vice Chancellor of NYU Abu Dhabi, effective August 1, 2019. Her selection follows a 10-month long, international search that considered many outstanding candidates from around the world. President Hamilton said, “We are thrilled by the appointment of Mariet Westermann. The creation of NYU Abu Dhabi was ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai wins ‘International Collaboration of the Year' accolade at prestigious Forbes Higher Education Awards

    Dubai, April 28, 2019: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has been awarded the ‘International Collaboration of the Year’ accolade at the inaugural Forbes Middle East Higher Education Awards held in Dubai recently.  Professor David Santandreu Calonge, Chief Advancement Officer and Dean of the Faculty of Communication, Arts and Sciences, who received the award on behalf of the University, commented, “As the portal to Canadian education, our strong commitment to internationalization sets us apart from other institutions in the UAE. The International Collaboration of the ......read more

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