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    ACS Doha Appoints Early Childhood Principal To Focus on Needs of Young Learner

    Doha, Qatar – 25, July 2021:   ACS International School Doha has promoted a highly accomplished Early Childhood teacher to the key leadership position of Early Childhood Principal for 2021-22, based at its new state-of-the-art campus in Al Kheesa. Ester-Leigh Rawson has been with the Doha school for almost a decade and brings 14 years of early-years teaching experience to the role. Born in Zimbabwe and raised in the United States, where she gained her university degree and teaching certification, Mrs Rawson believes her international background helps her identify with the culturally diverse community at ACS Doha. Her passion for teaching the 3 to 6-year-old age group – for “making connections with young minds” – has led her to develop strategies to protect the wellbeing of ......read more

    Two GEMS Schools Win Prestigious Awards at Sharjah Awards for Educational Excellence

    July 15, 2021:  GEMS Education schools have been awarded with two prestigious awards at the Sharjah Awards for Educational Excellence for the Academic Year 2020-2021. The ceremony recognized one of GEMS’ outstanding students, in the Distinguished Student category, as well as the Parent Forum of a GEMS school in the Outstanding Parents Council category. Trisha Nikhilkumar Sayani, Grade 8 student at GEMS Our Own English High School won the award for both her academic excellence and ambitious attitude. Trisha said “I feel honoured to be a recipient of the prestigious Sharjah Award for Educational Excellence because recognises my efforts and gives me even more motivation to continue to aim for excellence in all that I do.” Trisha’s Teacher, Miriam Johnson, commented: “Trisha is a go-getter who ......read more

    Ajman University Offers 30% Discount to CBSE, ICSE Graduates

    Will host exclusive Open Days for CBSE & ICSE Students from July 13-15 Ajman, United Arab Emirates, July 12, 2021:  As part of its strategy to reward ambitious CBSE/ICSE students for their outstanding performance and remarkable determination, Ajman University (AU) is offering them a 100% waiver of application fees and a 30% discount on their tuition fees for a full academic year on select programs. Programs covered in the offer include- Business Administration, Architecture, Art and Design, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Engineering and IT.  It is worth mentioning that all Ajman University programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research (MOHESR). Apply online now by submitting your most recent transcript or available predicted scores, or visit the Sheikh Zayed Center ......read more

    United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) Signs a Memorandum of Understanding With the National Health Insurance Company - Daman to Ramp Up Focus on Ai and Big Data

    Memorandum of Understanding signed by the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) and the National Health Insurance Company -Daman to develop AI and big data analytics programs and technologies applicable to the health insurance industry  Al Ain, UAE, July 11th. 2021: The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalises the mutual interaction and strengthens the relationship between the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) and Daman at a strategic and working level. It focuses on establishing cooperative relations between the pair, with an emphasis on developing academic and cultural exchanges in education, research and other areas. The MoU is the first step towards ‎enhancing cooperation between the two ‎parties in conducting advanced research and training in emerging fields such as big data analytics and ......read more

    Education Above All Foundation in partnership with UNDP and Generation Amazing organised #Football4Gaza Festival

    Education Above All Foundation in Partnership With Undp and Generation Amazing Organised #football4gaza Festival to Help Children and Youth in Gaza Cope With the Trauma Caused by the Recent Hostilities #Football4Gaza brought together 250 children and their families during a day-long event filled with games and entertainment Doha, 11 July 2021:  Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s Al Fakhoora programme, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Generation Amazing (GA), a programme of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) organised the #Football4Gaza festival on Wednesday. The event offered young people and their families an escape from the destruction and trauma caused by over 14 years of siege, four wars and continuous conflict in Gaza.  EAA and its partners ......read more

    CMU-Q Researchers Publish first Comprehensive Review of Minor Intron Splicing

    Alumnus-faculty team compiles more than 160 studies to shed light on new possibilities in cancer therapy  July 11, 2021:  Ettaib El Marabti, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), led a team of researchers in the first comprehensive review of minor intron splicing. Scientific findings in this lesser-studied area of genomics could lead to new approaches in fighting three classes of diseases: cancer, autoimmune disorders and neurological conditions.  El Marabti graduated from CMU-Q with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, and is currently a fourth-year student at Weill Cornell Medicine—Qatar (WCM-Q). Both CMU-Q and WCM-Q are Qatar Foundation partner universities. During his research, El Marabti was guided by CMU-Q’s Ihab Younis, area head of biological sciences, and Joel ......read more

    Global School Ambassadors to Lead Charge on Driving UN Sustainable Development Goals

    • GEMS Education launches Global Ambassadors Society with initial 49 schools globally • Ambassadors drawn from 29 GEMS and 20 non-GEMS schools across 14 countries • Movement aims to drive awareness about SDGs through variety of initiatives and events       Dubai, UAE - July 11, 2021:  GEMS Education announced the establishment of the GEMS Global Ambassadors Society at a virtual investiture event held at the end of June. The Society’s core mission is to spread awareness, take concerted action and provide innovative solutions towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) by 2030.   The Society is made up of 29 UAE-based GEMS schools, who have twinned with a further 20 schools from countries as diverse and widespread as India, Kuwait, USA, ......read more

    ACS Doha Celebrates a Year at Its New Al Kheesa Campus

    Doha, Qatar – 11, June 2021:  ACS International School Doha has held a ceremony to mark the completion of its first year at its new landmark school campus in Al Kheesa. A commemorative plaque was unveiled at the school, in the presence of Mr Robert Cody, Head of School, with parents from the Parent School Organisation in attendance.  A student from ACS Doha read out a personal message from Mr Tim Cagney, Chief Executive of ACS International Schools. Now fully established as ACS Doha’s new home, the COVID-secure campus spans 60,000 square metres and has been designed to accommodate almost 2,500 students. In addition to dedicated Early Childhood, Lower, Middle and High School buildings, campus facilities include a full-sized football pitch, all-weather athletics track, swimming pools, drama studios, music ......read more

    United Arab Emirates University

    H.E Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh to the distinguished students: I look forward to seeing you among the students of the UAEU, which is home to many talented and distinguished Emirati scientists and researchers on both the local and international levels Al Ain 8, July 2021:   H.E. Zaki Nusseibeh, Cultural Advisor to HH the President of UAE, Chancellor of the UAEU congratulated Grade 12 toppers in the UAE for their distinguished graduation. “From the bottom of my heart, I congratulate you on your outstanding achievements. You have proven extraordinary capabilities in overcoming all the obstacles and challenges imposed on the educational process by the COVID-19 pandemic.  You proved to the entire world that the word “impossible” does not belong to the dictionary of your homeland, the United ......read more

    RAK Academy IB Students Attain 100% Pass Rate and Above-Global-Average Scores in 2021 Results

    Executive Principal praises students and teachers’ dedication as four-year upward trend continues despite pandemic. Ras Al Khaimah, UAE (July 8, 2021) RAK Academy’s International Baccalaureate students have continued a four-year trend of improving results at the school with a 100% pass rate and above-global-average scores in this year’s results.  We are proud to share that our grade 12 students at RAK Academy (RAKA) achieved excellent results in this year’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The school achieved a 100% pass rate and an average point score of 34.7 out of a maximum of 45, above the world average score of 33.2. We are delighted to announce that 30% of our students achieved 40 points or higher, compared to 18% worldwide. This is the level of attainment required to gain ......read more

    Snoonu Supports the Development of the Workforce with Valuable Internship Opportunities to Students and Fresh Graduates in Qatar

    35 interns join Snoonu’s internship program and reap the benefits of a valuable work experience from top industry professionals 7 July 2021; Doha, Qatar- Snoonu, Qatar’s fastest growing delivery-services company, is proud to announce that 35 successful interns have joined its specialized internship program which started in May 2020. The initiative comes as part of the company’s efforts to support students and fresh graduates in Qatar in their career path and to assist them in preparing for their professional careers and find suitable jobs with the support of Snoonu’s well-versed industry professionals.  Snoonu’s top-level internship program is led by Mr. Hamad Al Hajri, Co-founder, and CEO of Snoonu, and Co-founder of another 12 start-ups, bringing with him over 20 years of experience in the ......read more

    Zoho and Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management Collaborate to Impart Digital Skills to Undergraduates

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates—July 7, 2021:  Zoho Corp., a global technology company, partnered with the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) to conduct a 10-week training programme for first-year BBA students about 'The Role of Technology in Business Management'. The training aimed to prepare the next generation of hospitality leaders for the sector's impending digital transformation.   Delivered for the first time as part of the EAHM undergraduate course, the programme educated students about how technology can help them perform various business functions more efficiently and unlock new growth levels. The students were given access to Zoho One, an integrated suite of 45+ business applications, to explore and learn how to build a diverse technology portfolio for hospitality ......read more

    GEMS Education Schools record best-ever IBDP

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – July 07, 2021:  GEMS Education students studying the International Baccalaureate (IB) have recorded the best ever results in the group’s 62-year history, performing significantly above international averages. Their outstanding Diploma Programme (DP) results will see them accepted into top universities across the globe. Their achievement comes amid a backdrop of the ongoing pandemic, requiring students and educators to overcome a host of challenges and disruptions.   A total of nearly 600 GEMS Grade 12/Year 13 students sat the IB Diploma. The average point score was 36 this year, compared to the international average of 31.3 in 2020, with a pass rate of 99.5 per cent, significantly above the world average of 85.2 per cent. The result of this year’s record-breaking, will ......read more

    GEMS Education Students Brush Aside the Challenges to Record Best-Ever IBDP Results in 62-Year History

    • GEMS IB schools in UAE once again outperform international averages  • Students achieve average pass rate of 99.5%, average point score of 36  • 10 students in top-performing 0.5% in the world with perfect score of 45   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – July 06, 2021: GEMS Education students studying the International Baccalaureate (IB) have recorded the best ever results in the group’s 62-year history, performing significantly above international averages. Their outstanding Diploma Programme (DP) results will see them accepted into top universities across the globe. Their achievement comes amid a backdrop of the ongoing pandemic, requiring students and educators to overcome a host of challenges and disruptions.    A total of nearly 600 GEMS Grade 12/Year 13 students sat ......read more

    HBMSU concludes 2nd phase of ‘Emirati Explorer' program

    Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim: We are preparing young Emiratis to take the lead and be competitive in advanced science, technology and space in preparation for next 50 years Mansoor Al Awar: We continue to build future skills of our young people, the source of our strength and wealth, to support UAE’s scientific, technological and space achievements 05 July 2021 – The Emirates Talent Association and Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) concluded the second phase of the ‘Emirati Explorer’ program, a unique scientific and knowledge platform that brings together a selected group of Emirati students to help enhance their scientific capabilities and promote science exploration using technology- and innovation-driven approach. The event served as the continuation of the two parties’ commitment to ......read more

    UAE University is member of ATLAS Collaboration at European Organization for Nuclear and Particle Physics Research (CENR) in Switzerland

    Al Ain, United Arab Emirates 5 July 2021:  UAEU is taking a major step toward outstanding investment in fundamental research with the world's largest physics research center, the European Organization for Nuclear and Particle Physics Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) has become a member of the ATLAS Collaboration at CERN-Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in July 2021. The LHC is a proton-proton (and heavy-ions) collider machine based at CERN near Geneva. This machine uses the 27 km tunnel, located underground between 50 m and 175 m depth, that was built between 1984 and 1989 for the Large Electron-Positron (LEP) collider.  The UAEU has joined ATLAS Collaboration as part of cluster of three UAE Universities representing UAE, namely: United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), ......read more

    SBA shares Cairo's celebration of books and promotes Sharjah's cultural experience

    Sharjah Book Authority explores joint cultural activities with Egypt’s Ministry of Culture   Prime Minister of Egypt: Egyptian government and people love and respect HH The Ruler of Sharjah Egypt’s Minister of Culture: Sharjah enjoys a leading experience in the region in supporting cultural activities, shares respect for humanity, and invests in human capabilities and consciousness. Ahmed Al Ameri: Achieving the objectives of any development or cultural project starts with an investment in books.   Cairo, 1 July 2021: The Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) is participating in the ongoing 52nd edition of the Cairo International Book Fair (CIBF), held under the patronage of the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.    Themed ‘In Reading... Life’, the event opened on June ......read more

    QF's Education City Speaker Series to Explore How the Voices of Palestine Can Be Amplified

    Latest discussion focuses on Palestinian struggle and the global media narrative on Israeli occupation  Kuwait, June 30, 2021:  As the Palestinian people continue to resist Israeli violence, aggression, and occupation following a renewed bombardment of Gaza, Qatar Foundation’s Education City Speaker Series will turn its focus on how their voices can – and should – be heard by the world. The latest edition of the platform for dialogue on topics shaping our world takes place on Wednesday, June 30, where it will examine the Palestinian struggle through the eyes of activists, writers, and a leading Middle East journalist. Among those participating in the virtual discussion, titled Amplifying Palestine’s Voice: Reality, Resilience, and the Right to Freedom, is Mariam Afifi, a Palestinian activist ......read more

    Education City Speaker Series

    Amplifying palatine's voice  June 30, 2021:  In light of the ongoing violence and occupation in Palestine, we are bringing together a group of activists, journalists, and academics to share their perspectives on the current situation and explore how we can collectively highlight the reality on the ground from the Palestinian perspective.

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    Ajman University to Attract Diversity of Students with Generous Scholarships

    Students from 25 countries in Asia & MENA regions stand to benefit along with Emirati students Ajman, United Arab Emirates - June 30, 2021:  Ajman University (AU), has geared up to attract brilliant students from all nationalities, with attractive scholarships and discounts in this admissions season. In accordance with its scholarships policy, AU will offer 100% scholarship to high school toppers not just in the UAE & Ajman, but also a host of other countries in Asia, Middle East & North Africa including Saudi Arabia, Oman, India, Pakistan and Philippines.  In addition, there will be a host of scholarships and discounts for high-performing students, alumni and employees, in addition to the Thamer Fund for underprivileged students.   “Scholarships and discounts assume heightened ......read more

    ADU's College of Engineering offers free Computer-Aided Drawing course to high school students in Al Ain

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—29 June 2021: The Al Ain Campus of Abu Dhabi University (ADU) recently concluded a free three-week Computer-Aided Drawing course for high school students. The course aimed to provide participants with comprehensive training to introduce AutoCAD, a leading industry software. The course was organized by the ADU’s College of Engineering (CoE) and was given to over 85 enrolled students from more than 22 schools.  Delivered by Dr. Abdelkareem Azo’ubi, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at ADU, the course aimed to bridge the gap between the school curriculum and the requirements of the university. It facilitated students’ understanding of ADU’s stimulating learning environment, the teaching and learning methods and the latest technological advancements that are ......read more

    GEMS Education Launches Dedicated Programme for its Global Network of Around 400,000 Alumni

    • GEMS introduces digital platform to help alumni connect and share opportunities • Past students and fresh graduates invited to join exclusive GEMS Alumni network • Programme offers alumni access to a vast, diverse network of global professionals   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - June 23, 2021: GEMS Education has launched its innovative GEMS Alumni programme to connect around 400,000 of its alumni from its schools within the UAE on one digital platform. The programme sets out to create an exclusive network of GEMS ‘geniuses’ from around the world to showcase, inspire and facilitate career successes across some of the most exciting, in-demand industries – including aviation, technology and, of course, education.   The initial rollout of GEMS Alumni includes a dedicated website ......read more

    Ajman University Launches 5 New Research Centers to Enhance Research in Emerging Hi-Tech Fields

    The research centers will focus on creating new solutions and intellectual capital in AI, Digital Transformation, Medical Sciences & Smart Architecture Ajman, United Arab Emirates, June 23 2021:  Ajman University (AU) is pleased to announce the opening of 5 state-of-the-art research centers covering key areas of national and international strategic importance such as Artificial intelligence (AI), Digital Transformation, Medical Sciences and Smart Architecture. The newly launched research centers are namely: Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC), Digital Transformation Research Center (DTRC), Medical and Bio-allied Health Sciences Research Center, Healthy Buildings Research Center (HBRC) and Nonlinear Dynamics Research Center (NDRC). The aim of AU Research Centers is to provide real world solutions and ......read more

    CMU-Q Students Win Qatar National Arabic Debate Championship

    June 22, 2021:  A team of students from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a QF partner university, took the national championship title at the 2021 Arabic university debate tournament.  Rahaf Abutarbush, Ammar Karkour, and Abdullah Shaar swept the first three rounds of the tournament to earn a place in the grand finale against a team from Doha Institute. CMU-Q won the final round in a debate on the topic of social media and free speech. All three team members placed in the top ten list of speakers. The team members all study in scientific fields, which is uncommon in university-level debate. Abutarbush is studying information systems, Karkour is a computer science major, and Shaar is pursuing dual degrees in biological sciences and computer science. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, congratulated the students on ......read more

    Year 4 Students at GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis Celebrate the World Music Day

    Dubai, UAE - 22 June 2021: World Music Day encourages people to enjoy music in different ways. At GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis, every Year 4 student has been part of a live mixing session led by industry artists DJ Blaise and Adam Long, learning how to use DJ equipment and innovating music classes by keeping in step with the sounds of the current generation.   Darren Keane, Music & Sound Technology Programme Manager at GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis,  said “This is an amazing opportunity to provide our students with. It has been a tough year for live performances and it has been amazing to see our students creating and enjoying music again. The study of music is moving with the times and live mixing is thriving. Here at WSO, we have the potential to produce the next generation of DJ ......read more

    Education Above All Foundation and SPARK Celebrate Milestone of 10,000 Scholarships for Syrian Refugees and Vulnerable Youth

    Doha, 21, June 2021:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s Al Fakhoora programme and its implementing partner, SPARK, an international NGO specialised in job creation for youth in fragile states, yesterday celebrated a milestone achievement of awarding 10,000 scholarships to Syrian refugees, internally displaced and vulnerable host community youth. This accomplishment illustrates EAA and SPARK’s joint commitment to supporting the right to education for marginalised youth across the globe and the crucial role that higher education specifically plays in conflict-affected regions. In a pre-recorded virtual event, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development and member of the Netherlands Committee for Enterprise, had a ......read more

    Dubai Culture Launches My Book is Yours Initiative at Dubai Public Libraries

    - Encouraging the active participation of all society members and in making culture available everywhere. - Enriching the knowledge content in libraries and making it accessible to the public.   Dubai, UAE, 21 June 2021: In continuation of its efforts to embody the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and implement the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, to involve the youth in improving government services, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) launched the ‘My Book is Yours’ initiative across all Dubai Public Library branches as part of its commitment to developing projects that contribute to achieving ......read more

    2021 School Librarian of the Year Award Winners Announced

    • The Emirates Literature Foundation and the Executive Council Dubai honour extraordinary individuals who have instilled the love of literature in children in the face of a pandemic   Dubai, UAE - 21 June 2021: The winners of the School Librarian of the Year Awards 2021 were announced today at a special awards ceremony.  In association with the Executive Council of Dubai, the prestigious accolades were presented by Emirates Literature Foundation to recognise the individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to promoting reading for pleasure among students over the past 18 months. Distance learning, in-school safety measures, have made this the most challenging year since the launch of the awards, and judges were particularly impressed with the nominees efforts to raise academic and literacy standards ......read more

    Qatar Post and NU-Q Join Hands to Enhance Brand Experience for Younger Generation

    Qatar, Doha 20th June 2021 – In a rapidly evolving digital age, Qatar Postal Services Company (Qatar Post) is continuously investing in connecting the younger generation to the heart of its services. In line with these efforts, the country’s national postal service provider recently joined hands with Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) to gain insights into the needs of its young consumers.  As part of this collaboration, strategic communications students from NU-Q were encouraged to develop new marketing strategies for Qatar Post to help invigorate the brand experience for the younger generation. Teams were tasked with creating a fully integrated campaign to connect today’s youth with the brand’s portfolio of services and offer solutions to their diversifying needs.  This collaboration is part ......read more

    College of Business at ADU Extends AACSB Accreditation for Another five Years

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—20 June 2021: The College of Business (COB) at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has earned an extension of accreditation for another five years from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). ADU has once again been recognized for improving its business practice through its commitment to strategic management and innovation, student success and impactful thought leadership.  In recognition of its efforts and commitment to upholding and advancing the quality of their programs, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the COB at ADU has received international acknowledgment by the world’s longest, standing and most recognized accreditations for business programs. It stands amongst 901 business institutions in 58 countries that have earned the AACSB accreditation. It ......read more

    The Hamilton International School Appoints Rebecca Gough as Head of Secondary

    A seasoned education professional, with over 18 years of experience in the UK and Qatar, Rebecca will officially start at the school in August 2021  20 June 2021: Doha, Qatar:  The Hamilton International School, an exciting school in Mesaimeer, Doha and part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Gough as Head of Secondary for the academic year beginning September 2021.  With over 18 years of experience from the UK and Qatar, in senior and middle leadership positions, Rebecca brings a wealth of curricular and pastoral experiences in establishing and developing schools further. Rebecca is currently leading the Middle Years Programme in another international school in Doha and has previously worked as a housemaster of a prestigious school in Al Khor. Prior to this ......read more

    Zayed University Partners With Education Innovator Minerva Project to Launch the Middle East's First Interdisciplinary Programme

    ● The partnership aims to address the widening skills gap by imparting future-proof skills to students  ● Students will learn using active learning pedagogy and can earn a Bachelor’s degree in Business Transformation, Computational Systems, and Social Innovation ● Programme starts in September 2021 and applications are now open at zuxminerva.com      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 June, 2021: Zayed University has joined forces with Minerva Project, the pathbreaking US-based educational innovator, to launch the first  interdisciplinary programme of study in the Middle East. The partnership, Zayed University X Minerva, was formally signed in Dubai on 8 June 2021 in the presence of Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, President of Zayed ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University participates in Hassantuk for commercial buildings in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior and Injazat

    - Fully automated system providing around-the-clock smart building analysis   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—16 June 2021:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced today its participation in Hassantuk system in collaboration with Injazat, an industry recognized market leader in the region for digital transformation, cloud and cyber security.   Hassantuk is a strategic public-private initiative between the UAE Ministry of Interior and Injazat, the region’s foremost IT strategists. It is designed to increase the efficiency of emergency services responses to all fire and life safety emergency alarms through a state-of-the-art smart system which helps to shorten response times and increase response efficiency to all emergency events across the UAE, helping to reduce danger to life and damage to ......read more

    Ajman University Launches a Graduate program in Public Relations & Corporate Communication

    Brilliant candidates will compete for graduate assistantships  Ajman, United Arab Emirates, June 16 2021:  If you are considering attending a master’s program in public relations and corporate communications and have no idea how you will afford it, AU’ assistantships are an excellent way to significantly cut the cost of earning this rewarding advanced degree.  College of Mass Communications at Ajman University is offering competitive full and partial Graduate Assistantships to qualified candidates for its Master of Public Relations and Corporate Communication program. Full assistantship covers full tuition fee waiver of 9 credits per semester plus monthly stipend and partial assistantship covers 3 credits per semester fee waiver only.  There are two categories of Graduate Assistantships: The ......read more

    AUB Partnership

    With the support of Qatar Fund for Development, Education Above All Foundation, through Qatar Scholarship Programme, partners with the American University of Beirut to award scholarships to disadvantaged youth in Lebanon   • Qatar Fund For Development signs Memorandum of Understanding with Lebanon’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education in support of the programme   Doha, 16 June 2021 -- With the support of Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD), Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, through Qatar Scholarship Programme, has entered into a cooperation agreement with the American University of Beirut (AUB) to develop a joint scholarship programme, which will award scholarships to 400 disadvantaged students over the next four years. In conjunction, Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD) signed a Memorandum of ......read more

    New Collaborative Effort to Prepare Emirati Youth for Higher Education Studies in the U.S. Launches

    · The UAE Ministry of Education, AMIDEAST, the U.S. Mission to the UAE, and the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education join hands to launch a program.  · The collaboration will support more than 100 11th-grade students and 33 school counsellors across the UAE.   · The program will provide Emirati youth with the tools required to succeed in accessing U.S. higher education opportunities.  · The program aligns with the UAE Ministry of Education Strategic Plan 2017-2021 of providing quality education for students and meeting future labor market demands.    Dubai, UAE – 14 June, 2021:  The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) has announced a new multi-stakeholder collaboration, the U.S. University Readiness Program, together with the UAE ......read more

    More than 750 Students Representing 87 Universities Participated in ADU's Annual Undergraduate Research Competition this Year

    Universities from across the world participated in the Eighth edition of the competition Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—14 June 2021:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) hosted its 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Competition (UGRC) virtually which is the largest student research competitions in the Arab world promoting scientific research among undergraduate students. The UGRC is a ‘learning through research’ initiative at Abu Dhabi University which aims to foster an enquiry-based culture within students to transform their creative ideas into research projects to develop the next generation of researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs to advance the development of the knowledge-economy.  This year’s competition was generously sponsored by ExxonMobil which allowed for an increase in the number of ......read more

    Ajman University organizes 20th Excellence, Gifted Education, Innovation, and Creativity in Basic-Higher Education Conference

    30 scientific sessions, 130 lectures during 3-day virtual conference draws participants from all over the world June 14, 2021:  Ajman University, in partnership with the International Centre for Innovative Education in Germany, organized and hosted the 20th Excellence, Gifted Education, Innovation, and Creativity in Higher Education conference. H.H. Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman and Chairman of Ajman University Board of Trustees, along with AU Chancellor Dr. Karim Seghir, welcomed the virtual participants to the 3-day event. The conference highlighted Arab experiences and global creativity, as well as innovation in public higher education. The gathering is designed to promote cultural communication and the exchange of experiences among participating researchers. Participants focused on a variety of ......read more

    MBRU Launches First Doctorate Program in Dubai to Drive Support of Biomedical Sciences in UAE

    • A fully sponsored PhD program for graduate students   • Research-intensive PhD in Biomedical Sciences will give graduate students solid foundation in scientific research and opportunity to pair with dedicated faculty members in areas of interest   • Applicants now have until Aug 1 to apply for the PhD in Biomedical Sciences    Dubai, June 12, 2021:  Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) has taken another giant stride towards realizing its vision to become a global hub for innovative and integrated healthcare education and research at the service of humanity, with the launch of a fully sponsored PhD in Biomedical Sciences – the first doctorate program at MBRU.   The program has been designed to capitalize on the core strengths of ......read more

    Over 200 students at GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis ‘Step in Time' with Mary Poppins dance star Sam Lathwood

    • West End cast member has been hosting a dance workshop residency at the school between 6-10 June 2021 • WSO is the GEMS Centre of Excellence for Performance and Theatre Technology • The school residency is part of the ongoing collaboration between WSO and ArtsEd   Dubai, UAE, 10 June 2021:  From 6 to 10 June, staff, and students of GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis (WSO) have been treated to an engaging and memorable dance workshop residency by Sam Lathwood, the Dance Captain from the West End cast of beloved classic musical Mary Poppins.   Sam has joined the school’s Performing Arts Team and has been leading workshops in West End choreography, running question and answer sessions about the theatre industry, and delivering mock professional dance calls and ......read more

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    HBMSU implements Honeywell's first-of-its-kind Healthy Building solutions in the region

    In line with its commitment to strengthening mutual cooperation to enhance health, safety and well-being of campus users Honeywell’s solutions support HMBSU’s leading efforts to provide healthy buildings and ensure a safe return of learners to campus Latest version of the advanced solutions is in line with sterilization and social distancing policies, and it ensures business continuity on campus New solutions set new standards for enhancing regional educational system in line with HBMSU’s aspirations to stimulate innovation and drive digital ......read more

    Canon Concludes Juniors Academy Photography Course With a Virtual Exhibition to Display Children's Outstanding Photography Talents

    Canon Academy to create a new generation of storytellers and photographers under the Canon Juniors Academy photography course. Second edition of CJA included more than 60 students enrolled in a hybrid 10-week course to learn the art of storytelling through photography. DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 06 July, 2021:  Canon Middle East has launched an interactive virtual exhibition showcasing children’s creative talent in photography following the successful conclusion of its Canon Juniors Academy (CJA) course, which took place from January 24 to April 8. The Virtual ......read more

    Pearl Initiative names six GCC youth to its Student Advisory Board

    Young members to raise awareness of the Pearl Initiative’s values and principles in the wider student community June 21, 2021: The Pearl Initiative, a leading independent, non-profit organization working to improve corporate accountability and transparency in the Gulf region, has announced its Student Advisory Board 2021–2023 as part of its governance structure. The new advisory board, which comprises six students from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) universities, will help the Pearl Initiative in its quest to provide a voice to the region’s youth.  A conduit ......read more

    UAE's Female Entrepreneurial Talents can apply to Badiri's Hands-On Training Programme until mid-August 2021

    Due to popular demand, the new edition of The Badiri Entrepreneurship Programme will launch in Q3 to coincide with the 2021-22 academic year Sharjah June 09, 2021 Badiri Education and Development Academy (Badiri), the education and capacity building arm of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA), has announced the extension of the application period of the inaugural edition of the Badiri Entrepreneurship Programme (BEP) to mid-August 2021.  In response to popular demand and alignment with the academic year starting September 2021, registration for the programme will ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah Ruler Addresses Class of 2021 at RAK Academy Graduation Ceremony in Inspiring Video Message

    Sheikha Amneh bint Saud Al Qasimi attended the socially distanced live event, which honored 60 students hailing from more than 18 countries   Ras Al Khaimah, Tuesday, June 8, 2021:  His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, delivered an inspiring video message to graduates as RAK Academy held a grand in-person ceremony to celebrate the remarkable achievements, creative spirit, and academic passion of its Class of 2021.   The socially distanced event was attended by Sheikha Amneh bint Saud Al Qasimi, ......read more

    Student Entrepreneurship Firmly on the Agenda as GEMS World Academy Hosts High-Profile Panel Event

    • Event focuses on the need to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set among youth • Speakers share their insights with students from Dubai’s top IB through-school • World Academy is GEMS Education’s Centre of Excellence for Entrepreneurship   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 8, 2021:   Leading UAE entrepreneurs today gave pupils at GEMS World Academy – Dubai expert advice on the need to integrate entrepreneurship in schools and develop an entrepreneurial mind-set from a young age.   Speakers at the panel event, which took ......read more

    Scenes of Exuberance and Joy at Ajman University's Commencement Ceremony 2021

    More than 750 AU graduates honored in event termed ‘out-of-the-box solution’ by a student Ajman, United Arab Emirates, June 3 2021:  Ajman University’s Commencement Ceremony concluded in style on June 3, with more than 750 AU graduates receiving their diplomas over a three-day, gala drive-through event that drew applause from everyone for its grandeur and creativity.  There were scenes of exuberance, joy, and pride as the graduating students rolled in one-by-one in their cars, with families in tow. The atmosphere was invigorated with the congratulatory ......read more

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University welcomes International Council for Open and Distance Education as partner of the consortium for the benchmarking framework for Online and Open Higher Education

    June 05, 2021 - The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) has become an official partner of the Consortium for the Benchmarking Framework for Online, Open, Smart, and Technology-enhanced Higher Education. The consortium unites online and open universities from all over the world as well as higher education associations and quality assurance agencies to collectively develop the benchmarking framework which would help establish and promote a common understanding and criteria for quality in technology-enhanced higher education. His Excellency Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, ......read more

    MBRU Announces Scholarships for Nursing Frontliners

    • Nursing Applicants now have until Jun 27th to apply for MSc programs in Cardiovascular and Pediatric Nursing  • Students enrolling in postgraduate nursing programs will be eligible for a 50% scholarship    Dubai, June 2, 2021: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) has announced a 50% scholarship for postgraduate students of all nationalities applying for its College of Nursing and Midwifery MSc programs for the academic year 2021-2022, as a show of support to frontline workers and UAE nursing forces.   MBRU has ......read more

    ADU's Architecture Students showcase their talent in a Global Architecture Exhibition in Italy

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—02 June 2021:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is participating in the Fifth Biennial Architecture Exhibition hosted by the European Cultural Centre. Titled ‘Time Space Existence 2021’, the exhibition is taking place in Venice, Italy from May 22nd to November 21st this year, parallel to the Venice Biennale of Architecture. Held every two years, this year’s edition of the architecture exhibition features projects from around the world that focus on water urbanism, green and resilient cities, development of new and natural materials, ......read more

    IPA Invites Project Proposals to Nurture Africa's Reading Culture ‘Beyond the Classroom' in 2022-2023

    USD 200,000 for the best ideas to get more Africans reaching for a book   June 01, 2021:  The International Publishers Association (IPA) will today begin accepting proposals for projects to develop reading culture beyond the classroom in Africa, with grants from the USD 200,000 Africa Publishing Innovation Fund (APIF) on offer to the best ideas.  African publishing leans heavily towards education – up to 90% of sales in some markets – with reading widely viewed exclusively as a means to further schooling or professional skills. In parallel, many African ......read more

    Ajman University to Celebrate a drive-through Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2021 and from June 1-3

    More than 750 AU graduates will be honored in a pulsating drive-through commencement ceremony Ajman, United Arab Emirates, 31st May 2021:  Ajman University (AU) will celebrate the graduation of 766 of its outstanding graduates in an attractive drive-through ceremony, to be held at AU campus from June 1-3, 2021. This is the second time that AU is organizing such a drive-through ceremony for its graduates this year. At a time where most universities around the world are holding virtual graduation ceremonies due to the covid-19 pandemic, AU has continued to choose this exceptional and ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Hosted the 4th Educational Forum: Future of Education, Innovation, and Creativity

    The forum was organized in collaboration with the Regional Center for Educational Planning – UNESCO and the Queen Rania Teacher Academy  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 31 May 2021:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) hosted the 4th ADU Educational Forum last week under the patronage of His Excellency Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, the Minister of Education in the UAE. In partnership with the Regional Center for Educational Planning – UNESCO and Jordan-based Queen Rania Teacher Academy, the virtual event explored the recent trends in education and the latest ......read more

    Obituary of Joseph Calafato, former Principal of Wesgreen

    GEMS Education and Wesgreen International School leaders and community are mourning the passing of former Principal Joseph Calafato this week. Mr Calafato was a highly skilled and experienced educator who significantly influenced the lives of thousands of students and professionals in the UAE and around the world. He served as Principal of Wesgreen from 2003 until 2019. Under his outstanding leadership, the school rose to prominence and grew in size each year, while upholding a mission of offering high-quality education to every child. Mr Calafato was passionate about school improvement ......read more

    Notebooks of the Bookseller Wins 2021 International Prize for Arabic Fiction

    • Jordanian poet and novelist Jalal Barjas wins 14th edition of International Prize for Arabic Fiction, having been previously longlisted for the prize in 2019 • His novel tells the story of a book lover’s experience with schizophrenia and a crime spree he commits using the names of characters from fiction     26, May 2021:  Notebooks of the Bookseller by Jalal Barjas was today announced as the winner of the  International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF). The novel, published by The Arabic Institute for Research and Publishing, was ......read more

    GEMS Education Launches its School-Wide Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Drive for Students Aged 12 and Over

    • GEMS Education aims to vaccinate 8,000 of its eligible students in Dubai this week  • Over 1,800 students have already received the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine   • Dubai-wide schools vaccination drive is in collaboration with the Dubai authorities       Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 24, 2021:   GEMS Education, the region’s largest private education group, has launched a schools vaccination drive with the aim of vaccinating over 8,000 eligible students aged 12 years and over in Dubai following the ......read more

    ADU Celebrates World Day for Cultural Diversity

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—24 May 2021:  In observation of the World Day for Cultural Diversity, Student Engagement Office- Student Affairs Department at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is hosting a week-long virtual celebration to mark the diversity of its community. The virtual program seeks to introduce students and faculty to a wide range of cultures, hosting conversations about food, music, heritage and the importance of embracing diversity and inclusion. The virtual initiative was introduced to encourage unity and highlight the cultural diversity of ADU’s community, ......read more

    Executive Council of the Association of Arab Universities appoints Mansoor Al Awar as UAE representative to modernize Arab education system

    Dr. Amr Ezzat Salama: “The new membership is in line with the noteworthy competence and reputation of HBMSU at the local and international level.” H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim: “The selection of Dr. Al Awar by the Association of Arab Universities as a member of the Executive Council was not surprising to me at all.” H.E. Dr. Mansoor Al Awar: “We look forward to imparting our outstanding experience under the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum to shape the future of Arab higher education.” 22 May 2021 ......read more

    Sharjah Ruler inaugurates 12th edition of Sharjah Children's Reading Festival

    Sharjah, May 19, 2021: His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah inaugurated the 12th edition of the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival (SCRF) today (Wednesday). Organised by Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), and themed ‘For Your Imagination’, the 12th edition of the region’s largest festival of its kind, runs until May 29 at Sharjah Expo Centre.  The opening ceremony was attended by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence; Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman ......read more

    SCRF 2021 expands cultural reach to Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Kalba and Dibba Al Hisn

    The 12th edition of Sharjah Children's Reading Festival will host cultural discussions and student sessions across the UAE Sharjah, May 19, 2021: For the first time in its 12-year history, the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival has expanded the scope of its cultural activities beyond the main venue at Expo Centre Sharjah, to facilitate residents in other emirates and the eastern coast cities of Sharjah gain access to some of the wholesome and varied selection of programmes curated for the 2021 edition.  The 11-day cultural extravaganza, will also enable a wider audience ......read more

    Oxford University and Oracle Partner to Speed Identification of COVID-19 Variants

    The partnership will enable global genomic sequencing and examination through a specialist platform developed on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to help mitigate the impact of potentially dangerous COVID-19 variants Dubai, UAE – May 17, 2021:  The emergence of more infectious variants of the COVID-19 virus is threatening to slow the global recovery and potentially thwart current vaccine immunity. To help governments and medical communities identify and act on these variants faster, Oxford University and Oracle have created a Global Pathogen Analysis System (GPAS) combining ......read more

    GEMS Metropole School Partners with Neuropedia to Open Unity Class for Students with Special Needs

    • New Unity Class follows an adapted curriculum that supports play-based learning • Class focuses on children’s strengths, helping them face their individual challenges • Students and families benefit from having all supportive services in the same place   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2021: GEMS Metropole School – Motor City has introduced a new Unity Class in partnership with Neuropedia Children’s Neuroscience Center to provide additional support to young students with more significant special needs.    The Unity ......read more

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