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    GEMS Legacy School Launches Second Global Schools' Sustainability Conference, SCOPE 2021, at Expo 2020

    • 8th UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon encourages youth to make voices heard • GEMS Legacy School will host 40 schools and 500 delegates from five countries • Keynote speakers include leaders from UNITAR, Dulsco and Siemens Middle East   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 October 2021: GEMS Legacy School will host its second School Conference of Parties (SCOPE) global student sustainability event featuring 40 schools and 500 delegates from five countries, with an opening ceremony in the Siemens Centre at the Al Wasl Dome, Expo 2020 Dubai.    Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, where students were inspired by the world’s youngest green activist, Licypriya Kangujam, this year’s conference promises to equip the students with opportunities to share ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University hosts its first Annual STEM Programming Competition

    Featuring EXPO 2020 Dubai Inspired Challenges   • The competition is in line with H.E Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s directive to mark 29 October as the day to honor coders and programmers • School and university students from all majors in the UAE are encouraged to participate    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 27 October 2021: In line with the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to mark 29 October as the day to honor coders and programmers, Abu Dhabi University (ADU), under the National Program for Coders, will virtually host its first Annual STEM Programming Competition on 28 October.   The competition’s challenges are inspired by EXPO 2020 Dubai, where teams compete to find ......read more

    The British Boarding Schools Show Returns to the UAE

    The 9th edition of year of the UAE’s leading educational show brings experts from over 25 of the finest British Schools to help parents navigate the post COVID educational landscape      Dubai, October 25th, 2021: The British Boarding School Dubai 2021 returns to the UAE for its ninth edition this winter, taking place on the 26-27th November at the Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates. The show will bring together over 25 of the most prestigious and well-regarded British schools under one roof, offering educational advice and information to parents and prospective pupils after one of the most profound and fundamental times of change in the educational world in the past century.    After a period where the lid was lifted onto the complexities of schooling, with students around the world forced ......read more

    Thales and Qatar University Collaborate to Boost Cybersecurity knowledge in Qatar

    Doha, Qatar - 25 October, 2021: Qatar University renews its partnership with global technology leader, Thales, to continue with the development of innovative cybersecurity solutions, upskill local youth and protect the country against emerging cyber threats. Thales ambition is to be the trusted partner of Qatar in cybersecurity delivering customized solutions to ensure Qatar’s sovereignty. As part of the renewed agreement, Thales will support Qatar University with its annual cybersecurity event, Cyber Week, through reintroducing its advanced training tool, Cyber Range, to assist the university’s students in improving their capabilities to address cyberattacks. The event, organised by Knowledge, Intelligence, Networked Data and Interdisciplinary (KINDI) Research Center, aims to discuss current challenges and future ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University to Participate in Najah Abu Dhabi and Najah Dubai at EXPO 2020

    • The UAE’s leading higher education event will take place from 27th – 29th October in Abu Dhabi and from 31st October – 1st November in Dubai • ADU to showcase its new and diverse academic programs and scholarships at Najah 2021  • The University will exhibit several innovative projects and solutions developed by its students   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 25 October 2021: Abu Dhabi University (ADU), a regionally leading multi-campus private university, announced today its participation in the 14th edition of the Najah Exhibition in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The event is held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. Taking place from 27th to 29th October ......read more

    UAE National World Robot Olympiad Winners Announced

    • 19 students across seven winning teams to represent the UAE internationally at the World Robot Olympiad 2021 • Winning teams to represent the UAE in Open, Regular, and Future Engineers categories   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 20 October 2021: Following three days of intense online competitions at the UAE World Robot Olympiad (WRO), seven winning teams have been selected to represent the UAE at the international World Robot Olympiad competition, announced the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK).   Organized by the WRO Association, the World Robot Olympiad will be held virtually from 18-21 November 2021, qualifying teams from across the globe will represent their countries in three categories themed around renewable energy.   The national event organizer, ADEK, invited ......read more

    GEMS Students earn University Credits Thanks to Collaboration with Arizona State University

    • GEMS-ASU collaboration allows students to access world-class courses • 27 GEMS Dubai American Academy students set to earn university credits • All Universal Learner Courses taught online by ASU’s highly rated faculty   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - 20 October 2021: Students at GEMS Dubai American Academy (DAA) have begun exciting new courses that will earn them valuable university credits at Arizona State University (ASU) while still at school as a result of GEMS Education’s collaboration with the highly-rated American university.   A total of 27 DAA students are now enrolled in rigorous college-level courses taught directly by ASU’s highly rated faculty. Students can choose from over 20 of ASU’s first-year Universal Learner Courses, all which are taught by leading ......read more

    QS Arab Region Rankings 2022: Abu Dhabi University Ranks Among the Top 21% of Educational Institutions Regionally

    • ADU has seen a significant rise in the areas of Faculty to Student Ratio, Citations per Paper and Papers per Faculty • Notable growth in research output across different disciplines including Life Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences • Excellence in QS rankings sits well with ADU’s position among the top three UAE institutions for prestigious international accreditations.   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates— 18 October 2021:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has been ranked among the top institutions in the region according to the 2022 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Arab Region University Rankings. This follows numerous successes achieved in the 2021 ranking, in addition to ADU maintaining its leading position in 2022 when it comes to faculty, student diversity ......read more

    Past and Present Students Sing the Praises of GEMS Modern Academy as it Celebrates 35 Years of Excellence

    • School choir from first year of operations returns to school for musical tribute • Indian/IB school welcomes back dozens of alumni and teachers for festivities • GEMS Education Group CEO, Dino Varkey, among GEMS Modern’s alumni   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - October 18, 2021:  GEMS Modern Academy marked 35 years of educational excellence today, with alumni from around the world joining GEMS Education Founder and Chairman, Mr Sunny Varkey, in anniversary celebrations.   Included in a day of festivities led by the school’s Principal, Nargish Khambatta, were members of previous school choirs from earlier decades. They performed a rendition of the song ‘Fill the World with Love’ from the musical Goodbye Mr Chips, ironically about a long-serving ......read more

    The Hamilton International School Announces Scholarship Winners

    Two students awarded scholarships for the 2021-2022 Academic year  Ali Alfardan Scholarship for Excellence in Education launched to celebrate the accomplishments of Mr Ali Alfardan   Doha, Qatar – 18 October 2021: The Hamilton International School, part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), has announced two scholarship winners for the 2021 -2022 Academic year.    Fahmy in Grade 9 has been recognized with the Hamilton Principal’s Award and receives a 50% scholarship for this academic year. The Hamilton Principal’s Award is a yearly award for current students that exhibit exceptional academic progress and positively contribute to the school community.    Faris in Grade 8 has been awarded the Ali Alfardan Scholarship for Excellence in Education and receives a ......read more

    Adek to Champion Education Sector Innovation and Digital Transformation at Gitex Global 2021

    • ADEK will leverage region’s leading interconnected technology exhibition to spotlight four flagship ICT-related projects facilitating service delivery across extended stakeholders networks • 42 Abu Dhabi to highlight revolutionary coding school’s unique learning methodology at Abu Dhabi Government pavilion   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 17th October, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) will leverage this week’s Gitex Global 2021 - the industry’s largest interconnected technology platform - to spotlight four ICT-related projects and initiatives driving innovation and digital transformation across the Emirate’s education sector.   “Participating at GITEX Global is an opportunity to showcase how ADEK continue to harness cutting-edge technology ......read more

    Abu Dhabi School of Government participates in GITEX Technology Week 2021

    - Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG) will showcase its leading programs and courses at GITEX in the Abu Dhabi Pavilion   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 16 October 2021: The Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG) will participate in one of the region’s leading technology events, GITEX 2021, where it will showcase how it continues to empower Abu Dhabi government employees through captivating and enriching learning journeys. As part of its endeavor to enhance competencies of human capital in Abu Dhabi, the ADSG partners with leading entities across multiple industries in order to provide participants, enrolees, and learners direct access to world-class learning experiences.    H.E. Mohamed Gheyath Mohammed, Acting Director-General at ADSG said: “We are thrilled to be participating at GITEX once ......read more

    Carnegie Mellon Qatar Welcomes New Faculty

    October 16, 2021:  Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has five new experts joining the faculty in 2021, teaching in the areas of business administration, computer science, and arts and sciences. The new faculty members are: Iman Adeinat, assistant professor of operations management;  Eduardo Feo Flushing, visiting assistant teaching professor of computer science, Samaneh Hamidi, visiting assistant professor of mathematical sciences; Ekaterini Klepousniotou, visiting associate professor of psychology; and Sameer Mathur, associate teaching professor of marketing and business technologies.  CMU-Q offers undergraduate programs in biological sciences, business administration, computer science and information systems. Faculty members in the arts and sciences teach both ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with ATOMENA Energy Solutions

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate - 13, October 2021:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) and ATOMENA Energy Solutions (ATOMENA), a leading local Nuclear Energy service provider, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote academic cooperation and the exchange of scientific findings between the two entities.  Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of ADU and Khaled Seddiqi, Chairman of ATOMENA signed the MoU in the presence of Mohamed Alowais, Vice Chairman, Ali Geedi, Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Ghazi, Chief Operating Officer and Khalid Al-Khaja, Director of Nationalization at ATOMENA. Along with, ADU faculty members from the College of Health Sciences (COHS), including Dr. Nisreen Hassan Alwan, Acting Dean, Dr. Deena Elsori, Dean of Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Cell Biology, and Dr. Rahaf Ajaj Assistant ......read more

    Sharjah Set to Host Two Popular Events for Education and Employment

    Sharjah, October 13, 2021:  Preparations for hosting the 23rd National Career Exhibition and the 17th International Education Show (IES), from 19 to 21 October, have got underway. The two events are held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. Organized by the Expo Centre Sharjah with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the two shows are expected to see wide participation of Emirati and international academic institutions, in addition to a large presence from government and private agencies, offering various job opportunities to the Emirati youth. Held in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA), the IES offers hundreds of the latest education programs and ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Fosters Women Excellence in Engineering and Computing Research

    • From 2018 to 2021, ADU saw the participation of 1,467 female students with 26 of its female students taking home awards in the annual Undergraduate Research Competiton (URC) • The number of female winners increased by over 200% in three years • ADU offers an engaging educational environment that empowers women to grow and succeed in engineering and computing research • ADU students were awarded with this year’s Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) WISC scholarships   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 11 October 2021: In line with the UAE’s vision to empower women across sectors, and taking pride in its students’ achievements, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) highlights the outstanding performance of its female engineering students in engineering and computing ......read more

    De Montfort University Dubai, expands footprint with employability focused programs in the UAE

    • Offers the perfect combination of award-winning teaching, excellent facilities, and a fantastic student experience. • Winner of Best Careers and Employability Service (NUE) Awards, UK 2021    Dubai-UAE - 11 October 2021:  De Montfort University (DMU) Leicester has launched its operations from Dubai international Academic City, enhancing the presence of research and employability focused programs in the UAE as well as the global educational experience available to students from the region and beyond.    Founded in 1870, De Montfort University (DMU) Leicester has grown into a global institution with 26,000 students and 2,600 staff. The university expands in Dubai with job-focused postgraduate and undergraduate programmes. De Montfort University (DMU) Dubai will offer students a range ......read more

    Carnegie Mellon panel: AI should Augment Human Intelligence, not Replace it

    October 09, 2021:  An international panel discussion hosted by Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, delved into the grand challenges of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The session was moderated by Ganesh Mani, adjunct faculty at the School of Computer Science on CMU’s main campus, who is teaching a micro course at CMU-Q this semester. “You may ask why grand challenges are important,” said Mani as he opened the session. “They can act as a North Star, guiding practitioners and young researchers. A good mantra is ‘of the people, by the people with machines, for the people.’” People from five continents tuned in to listen to the discussion. During the webinar, the panel discussed the grand challenges for AI researchers in areas like global ......read more

    MBRSC Announces Astronauts Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi finished their first year of training at NASA's Johnson Space Center

    Dubai, UAE - 07, October 2021: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) announced that Astronauts Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi completed their first training year successfully at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Throughout their 6 hours underwater in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL), they passed their evaluations which included using the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU), the maintenance of the International Space Station and the Incapacitated Crew Rescue (ICR).  

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    Pro Golf Coach Claude Harmon III Offers Coaching to Elite-Level Golfers at GEMS FirstPoint School

    • Students jump at opportunity to hear from one of the world’s top golf coaches • FirstPoint has partnered with Claude Harmon III Performance Golf Academy • School’s Golf Centre of Excellence offers a bespoke curriculum to top golfers     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 06, 2021:  Celebrated professional golf coach Claude Harmon III, the grandson of the late Claude Harmon and son of Claude “Butch” Harmon Jr, yesterday paid a visit to GEMS FirstPoint School – The Villa to share his life lessons, advice and secrets for success with a rapt audience of young, up-and-coming golfers.   During an hour-long, free-flowing talk and Q&A session, Harmon spoke to senior FirstPoint students about what it takes to reach the highest echelons of any sport, the ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge Celebrates Abu Dhabi's Educators on World Teacher's Day 2021

    • Honors a trio of exceptional teachers   • Launches Teachers Hotline dedicated for professionals to share suggestions and opinions • Releases ‘Welcome to Your New Home’ a guide designed to help new teachers transition into their life in Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, UAE- 05 October 2021: The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has marked World Teachers Day 2021 by honoring the top trio of exceptional teachers for their dedication and contribution to the profession, as well as the launch of a duo of new initiatives aimed at empowering industry professionals.   Principals from Private and Charter Schools were invited to submit nominations for their outstanding teachers, and submissions went through a rigorous selection process, resulting in ADEK’s judging ......read more

    GEMS Jumeirah Primary School Celebrates its Silver Jubilee with Digital-Free Classes and a 1990s ‘Street Party'

    • GEMS Chairman and Founder Mr Sunny Varkey attended school’s ribbon cutting • Students learned about the 1990s and relived 1996 by going without digital devices  • The outstanding British primary school held a 1990s-themed party for its students   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 3, 2021:   GEMS Jumeirah Primary School has celebrated its 25th anniversary by turning the clock back to the 1990s when social media barely existed, DVDs had only just been launched, and Dolly the Sheep became the first mammal to be successfully cloned.    The much-loved primary school has been at the centre of the Jumeirah community for a generation. From its humble beginnings as a villa with only 30 boater-hat-wearing students, the school has grown into maturity with world-class ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University and SEHA organize a seminar titled “COVID-19: UAE Experience in Combating the Pandemic: Lessons Learned and A Roadmap for the Future”

    H.E. Dr. Jamal AlKaabi said: “The secret behind the exceptional and distinguished model that the UAE has applied to respond efficiently to the pandemic lies within the country's wise leadership that believed in us and supported our mission to overcome difficulties and prioritize the health and wellbeing of the society.” Abu Dhabi, September 30, 2021:   Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation “Mother of the Nation”, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) and Abu Dhabi Health Service Company (SEHA), organized a seminar titled “COVID-19: the UAE Experience in Combating the Pandemic: Lessons Learned and Roadmap for the ......read more

    GEMS Millennium School, Sharjah Opening New Provision for Pre-Kindergarten Age Children

    • Children to receive early taste of science and engineering as part of classes • 75 places for 3-year-olds and up; two teachers plus assistant for each class • New provision offers youngest learners head start to acquire important skills  New   Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - Septeber 29, 2021: GEMS Millennium School, Sharjah (GMS) today announced plans for an exciting new pre-kindergarten provision to meet a growing demand for three-year-olds and above.   From Sunday (3 October), the highly regarded Indian curriculum through school will open three new classes in its Early Learning section to offer places for a total of 75 children. It is the first GEMS Education Indian curriculum school in Sharjah to offer this opportunity.   Each class will have two teachers experienced in ......read more

    GEMS Education Students and Teachers to Build on Expo 2020 Dubai Impact with 277,000 Visits and 774 Projects

    • 43 GEMS schools across the UAE will actively participate in Expo 2020 Dubai • 122,000 students from 165 nationalities will be visiting the Expo at least twice • 16,500 teachers and staff from 88 nationalities to enjoy experience of a lifetime New   September 27, 2021:  GEMS Education’s 43 schools across the Emirates are gearing up for the long-awaited public opening of Expo 2020 Dubai on 1 October, with the school group expecting to contribute at least 277,000 student-teacher visits via 9,780 school trips over the next six months.   In support of this landmark event for the nation and region, the largest K-12 private education provider in the world aims to give each of its 122,000 students from 165 nationalities the opportunity to visit the World Expo at no extra cost at least ......read more

    Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre: UAE CREW ONE to Start The SIRIUS 20/21 Mission in Moscow in November 2021

    The crew to continue training as part of Emirates Space Simulation Project    Dubai, UAE - 27, September 2021: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) today announced that Abdallah AlHammadi and Saleh AlAmeri, the two Emirati CREW ONE analog astronauts, will continue their training as part of the Emirates space simulation project within the Scientific International Research in Unique Terrestrial Station (SIRIUS) 21/21 mission.   The mission slated to begin in November, this year, is set to simulate life in space over an eight-month period at the Ground Experimental Complex of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Biomedical Problems in Moscow, Russia.   The two analog astronauts form part of CREW ONE (one primary, one backup) and their task will be to study the psychological ......read more

    The National Defense College and the Abu Dhabi School of Government signs MOU to Develop Unique Joint Training Programs

    Joint training programs set to foster knowledge exchange and enhance participants’ leadership capabilities Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26, September 2021: The National Defense College (NDC) and the Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding today. The agreement sees the development of unique joint training programs fostering knowledge exchange and enhancing participants’ leadership capabilities, while also aligning with the wider strategy of the UAE’s wise leadership. The MOU was signed by H.E. Major General Staff Aqab Shahin Aqab Alali, Commandant of the NDC, and H.E. Mohammed Gheyath Mohammed, Acting Director-General of the ADSG.  H.E. Sumaya AbdulAziz AlHosani, Dean of the ADSG, and members of the National Defense College faculty also attended the signing ......read more

    Most Diverse Student Population in Carnegie Mellon Qatar Campus History

    CMU-Q students represent 53 countries on 5 continents September 26, 2021:  The 2021-22 academic year at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, will be the most diverse in campus history. This year, CMU-Q students come from 53 countries on five continents. Nearly 40% of the student population are Qatari. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, is delighted that people from all over the world are choosing to study at Qatar campus: “It is wonderful to see our student population include Qatar nationals, those from the region, as well as people from much farther afield. Education City is a special place to study for exactly this reason: people from across the globe come together with a shared vision of knowledge and understanding.” There are 439 students enrolled at CMU-Q for the ......read more

    Carnegie Mellon Programs Top the U.S. Undergraduate Rankings

    September 22, 2021:  Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) ranked first in the U.S. for undergraduate programs in computer science and management information systems in the latest edition of U.S. News and World Report. The programs are both offered at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, a Qatar Foundation partner university. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, said: “I am delighted to see our programs in computer science and information systems recognized for their quality and innovation. The Carnegie Mellon approach is to bring together theory and practical problem solving so students will become agile, creative and knowledgeable professionals.”  In the area of undergraduate computer science CMU tied for first place with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University and University of ......read more

    School Librarian of the Year Award Now Open for 2022 Nominations

    The award highlights the significant role that librarians play in instilling reading and enhancing the educational process   Dubai, 20, September 2021:  The search is on for the UAE’s top school librarians with the return of the prestigious annual School Librarian of the Year Award. Now in its sixth year, the award is given by the The General Secretariat of Executive Council of Dubai and Emirates Literature Foundation to those individuals who have shown exceptional commitment in championing literacy in their schools and sharing their passion for books. It will be awarded in two categories, school librarians working in public (government) schools in the UAE and school librarians working in private schools in the UAE.    The year award is now open for nominations and will close on 10 November 2021. The ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University holds Virtual Graduation Ceremony for 2021 Cohort

    Abu Dhabi, 19 September 2021: Under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) celebrated the graduation of its 15th cohort in a virtual ceremony.  Along with 2050 graduates – 44% from undergraduate programs and 56% from postgraduate programs - His Excellency Dr. Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Chairman of ADU's Board of Directors, Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of ADU, Professor Thomas Hochstettler, the Provost, Salem Mubarak Al Dhaheri, Executive Director of Community Relations, the College Deans, Director of Al Ain, Dubai and Aldhafra Campuses, faculty, staff, and families of the graduates attended the virtual graduation ceremony.  His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan congratulated the ......read more

    Indian Faculty Members from St. George's University Grenada are Recognized for Their Excellence In Medicine And Medical Education

    The Office of the Honorary Consul of India to Grenada honored two longtime St. George’s University faculty members—Drs. Vishnu Rao and Narasimhan Prabhakar—for their commitment to medicine and medical education in August..  Dubai, United Arab Emirates 19 September 2021:   Awardees received the accolades from the Honorary Consul of India to Grenada Shadel Nyack Compton, as well as the Honorable Minister Oliver Joseph. “An honor like this would have been unimaginable to me as a little boy growing up in India,” said Dr. Rao, who recently was appointed dean of university alumni affairs. “To end up in a beautiful country such as Grenada and have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of so many students and so many Grenadians is just wonderful. All the ......read more

    The Effect of the New Indian Education Policy (NEP) on Springdales School, Dubai

    The recent National Education Policy 2020 in India comes 34 years after the previous policy, announced in 1986 and revised in 1992. It took six years of work and consultations with thousands of educators, policymakers, and members of civil society. It was truly a democratic effort and is highly aspirational in that it looks ahead to having an education system by 2040, that is second to none, with equitable access to the highest quality education for all learners, regardless of social and economic background. The immediate impact on Springdales School, Dubai is the move to a  5+3+3+4 system: The 10+2 structure of school curricula is to be replaced by a 5+3+3+4 curricular structure corresponding to ages 3-8, 8-11, 11-14, and 14-18 years respectively. This will include 12 years of schooling and three years of Kindergarten and ......read more

    Ajman University and its Faculty Bag Prestigious Global Islamic Finance Awards

    Ajman, United Arab Emirates, Sept 16th , 2021:  Ajman University and its Professor & Director of Center for Excellence in Islamic Finance (AU-CEIF), Dr. Adnan Aziz have won the prestigious Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) given out by the UK-based leading awarding body for Islamic Banking awards globally. Ajman University is the First University in the UAE to win this prestigious award as the ‘Best Emerging Education Services Provider of the Year’ for 2021, for its contribution and commitment to the growth of Islamic Banking and Finance Industry. Additionally, Dr. Adnan Aziz was awarded GIFA’s Islamic Finance Advocacy Award for the year 2021 in recognition of his decades long services to the Islamic Banking and Finance industry. The awards recognize the contributions made by specialist ......read more

    All About Springdales School Dubai

    Springdales School is one of India’s most distinguished private schools. Established in 1955 by veteran British educationist Mrs. Rajni Kumar, the school quickly grew from a small nursery to a full-fledged educational institution and made a distinct mark with its vibrancy and fresh approach.

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    Yoga Day Event by Springdales School & Tender Hearts Arena

    The SAWA department organized a yoga session on 26th June 2019 in partnership with Tender Hearts Arena, Dubai. This initiative was conducted to celebrate yoga month. Tender Hearts Arena is an Institute that seeks to enhance the social, behavioral, and life skills of Determined Learners in a fun and creative manner. The yoga teacher from Tender Hearts Arena with 15 determined students lead the yoga session with our Springdalians. Students from KG to Secondary attended along with their teachers. The session went on for 1 hour, where different yoga postures were taught and followed by all the students and teachers. The primary purpose of this event was:- • To develop the habit of meditation among youngsters to enjoy more peace of mind and self-awareness. • To promote the good mental and physical health of people ......read more

    Ajman University Joins AWS Academy to Equip Students with In-Demand Cloud Computing Skills

    Ajman, United Arab Emirates, Sept 14th , 2021:  Ajman University announced its participation in AWS Academy, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) program that provides higher education institutions with a ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum. Beginning in Fall 2021, students can enroll in courses that will prepare them to pursue careers in the fast-growing cloud computing space and industry-recognized AWS certifications.    AWS Academy brings together higher education institutions, students, and industry leaders to address the cloud skills gap and meet the need for thousands of new cloud computing professionals.    IT professionals with cloud skills are in high demand. According to LinkedIn data, cloud computing is the number one hard skill companies need most. AAWS Academy provides a cloud curriculum and ......read more

    Why Start at the Age of Three…?

    "The first 5 years have so much to do with how the next 80 turn out.” – Bill Gates. September 14, 2021:  Children are born with an instinct provided by the nature that gives them a powerful urge to explore the surrounding world and learn from it- just as a bird doesn’t need to learn how to fly, nor does a fish to swim. Children have a unique ability to absorb qualities of their environment just by being exposed to it. Children are like little sponges and they can absorb more than we think they can; we as educators and as parents should make use of this time to equip our little ones with the skills they need in their lives. The younger the learner, the better the learning as the speed of learning and development is at the highest level in this period. Moreover, there is no fear of being wrong. Everything is ......read more

    Springdalian Tuvimanyu Gautam wins Best Journalist Award in International Press Corps

    “Tuvimanyu Gautam of Grade 10A, has won the Best Journalist Award in International Press Corps at Universal MUN 1.0, held on the 10th and 11th of July, 2021. He had represented CNN in the United Nations Security Council.“

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    Abu Dhabi University and the Scholarships Office Sign a Memorandum of Understanding'

    United Arab Emraites, 13 September 2021: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Scholarship Office of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs (SCO), aimed at developing and adopting specific mechanisms of cooperation between both entities. The MoU will contribute to improving the quality of academic outputs and scholarships for students in line with government directives.  Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of ADU, and Juma Al Rumaithi, Acting Director of the Scholarships Office, signed the MoU in the presence of representatives from both organizations. Under the MoU, the SCO will grant scholarships to students to study at ADU based on its outlined criteria. ADU will also provide the SCO access to all its facilities and share studies and reports related to market needs and on-demand ......read more

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    Strengthening its role as a pioneer in employing technology to advance higher education Mansoor Al Awar: "Our unique initiatives enhance our role as a driving force of smart transformation in the UAE and the world and the graduation of qualified generations equipped with knowledge, technology and science to shape a better future.” October 21, 2021 - Hamdan Bin Mohamed Smart University (HBMSU) showcased the latest technological innovations in the field of smart learning and its most prominent initiatives in providing a higher education that is based on innovation, technology, ......read more

    Pearl Initiative and Letswork launch pilot series on corporate governance for tech startups in the Gulf region

    With over $1 billion invested in MENA startups in 2020, there is a greater opportunity for startups to access more capital by strengthening their corporate governance. Nearly 30 CEOs, Founders & Board Members of tech startups and SMEs attended the session to learn how to improve their governance and accountability to be more attractive to investors. October 20, 2021: The Pearl Initiative, a leading non-profit organization which fosters corporate governance transparency in the Gulf region, launched a pilot series for ‘Governance in Tech’, in collaboration with ......read more

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University signs MoU with Egypt's SMART Company for Modern Educational Services

    As part of its efforts to advance the digital transformation of Arab universities Mansoor Al Awar:  We will continue unifying our efforts to promote the digital transformation of Arab universities, as well as empower the academic, research, social, and business sectors to keep pace with the rapid technological developments happening across the globe Partnership is a significant step towards deepening the brotherly relations and historical ties between UAE and Egypt and expand cooperation in knowledge and education 20 September 2021 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University has ......read more

    GEMS Education Teacher Wins Brand New BMW X2 after Signing Up for an Emirates NBD Bank Account

    • Giveaway result of GEMS-Emirates NBD partnership designed to surprise and delight • Brand new BMW X2 unveiled during prize ceremony held at GEMS Corporate Office • Winner is British expat Foundation Stage teacher who only arrived in UAE in December     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 13, 2021:   Charlotte Hugill, a Foundation Stage teacher at GEMS Cambridge International School – Sharjah, got considerably more than she bargained for when she opened a bank account with Emirates NBD at her school.   The teacher from ......read more

    GEMS Winchester School Fujairah becomes UAE's first school to win prestigious GL Education award

    • Advocate Partner Award recognises the expert use of GL assessments at school  • Teachers identify areas of focus and potential barriers to uphold high performance • Effective use of GL data assists with the promotion of the UAE National Agenda   Dubai, United Arab Emirates: GEMS Winchester School Fujairah (WSF) has been awarded the Advocate Partner Award from GL Education, to become the first school in the UAE and one of only two schools in the world outside the UK to achieve the prestigious educational award.    GL Education provides an ......read more

    GEMS CEO and Student-Author Record Children's Audiobook to Mark International Literacy Day

    • Little Bird – A Book for Toddlers written by Year 7 GEMS Metropole School student • Book voiced by GEMS CEO to be added to charitable book-share platform Kupepo • Kupepo, inspired by a GEMS student, provides books for underprivileged children     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 08, 2021:   Dino Varkey, GEMS Education Group CEO, has joined 11-year-old student-author Diaco Taaeb to record a digital book for Kupepo, a free digital platform providing eBooks for children who have limited access to libraries.   Recorded on ......read more

    GEMS schools win prestigious awards for Educational Excellence

    GEMS schools win prestigious awards for Educational Excellence Dubai, UAE: 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 ......read more

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University: ‘Remote work is a sustainable option'

    UAE - 07 September 2021 - Remote working as a human resource policy is a sustainable option which may help organizations keep pace with the trends and needs of the future, according to the Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), following the findings of a survey study it conducted recently. Researchers of the study provided several recommendations, notably the need to prepare comprehensive and integrated policies that will lay the foundations for remote working and create a culture of positivity to stimulate productivity and sustain excellence. They have also suggested the ......read more

    GEMS World Academy – Abu Dhabi set to move to brand-new campus on Al Reem Island in September 2022

    Dubai, UAE: 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 ......read more

    AUE Launches Another Unique Program in Special Education

    Dubai - The American University in the Emirates (AUE) September 5th, 2021:  In line with the UAE national strategy to provide future generations with the necessary technical and practical skills to drive the economy,  the American University in the Emirates (AUE) has launched a four-year Bachelor's degree in Special Education starting September 5th, 2021 with the start of its new academic year.  The offering of this program addresses the major pillars of UAE Centennial 2071 and focuses on equity and inclusion for all students.  The program seeks to contribute to ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Schools to Offer Students and Educators On-Campus Covid-19 PCR Tests

    • Strategic PCR testing initiative by ADEK and DoH facilitates safe schooling and provides relief to parents • Routine PCR testing by age and vaccination status to be offered at all schools in the emirate • Nasal or saliva PCR test available for students within target age categories   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 2 September 2021: Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), in collaboration with Department of Health- Abu Dhabi (DoH), has announced a strategic new initiative to provide COVID-19 PCR tests for students, educators and school staff ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority and UNICEF Partner to Promote Global Innovation in Early Childhood Development

    UNICEF to join WED Movement effort to develop new ECD policies and programs to strengthen the early childhood sector in Abu Dhabi and worldwide  31 AUGUST 2021: Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority (ECA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are partnering on a series of initiatives to advance their shared mission to drive innovation and excellence in early childhood development and to create opportunities for every child in Abu Dhabi and around the world to be raised in a healthy, safe and nurturing environment. As part of this partnership, UNICEF is joining the ......read more

    Over 1,000 Emirati Students Enroll in the Al Ghurair Young Thinkers Program for Career Readiness

    • Zayed University & Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education mark first year of successful partnership  • 409 students complete career assessment, 688 students enroll for at least one course of the YTP platform   Dubai – August 29, 2021:  Zayed University (ZU) and the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE), have successfully marked the first year of their partnership, following a Memorandum of Understanding between the two entities to support Emirati youth along their education and early employment ......read more

    HBMSU completes investigative research on remote working phenomenon

    Study explores how remote working can be a successful model that ensure business sustainability and enhance happiness and well-being in the community Fahd Al Saadi: ‘The results of this research will serve as a basis for enhancing the readiness of key sectors, primarily education, to adopt remote working in preparation for the future.’ UAE, 28 August 2021 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) announced that it has completed its recent empirical research studying the phenomenon of remote working, using the latest practical scientific research tools. The initiative is ......read more

    Launch of PACE Modern British School, Rashidiya, Dubai

    Attendees: 1. Dr P A Ibrahim Haji, Chairman PACE Group 2. Mr Ahmed Ibrahim Mohammed Al Hammadi, UAE Writer, Chairman Unipex International, Dubai, UAE. 3. Mr Graham Howell, Principal, PACE Modern British School, Dubai   PACE Group- Overview   PACE Group is a network of 18 Educational institutions spread over India, UAE and Kuwait. Established under the leadership of renowned industrialist and educationist, Dr. P.A. Ibrahim, the group was founded as PA Educational Trust in the year 1999. To this day PACE remains true to its roots and is dedicated to offering ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Schools Reopen After Undergoing Intensive Safety Compliance Inspections

    Over 200 compliance inspections were carried out across the emirate between 15 to 26 August by ADEK’s Health and Safety team, with 221 No Objection Certificates issued Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 August, 2021: The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has conducted more than 200 compliance inspection visits to Private and Charter Schools across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to ensure their readiness to safely welcome students back to in-class education for the Academic Year 2021/22. Over an intensive two weeks, ADEK’s Health and Safety team conducted inspection ......read more

    GEMS Education Hosts the UAE's Largest Teacher Induction Day as 1,600 New Teachers Join its Ranks

    • GEMS Awareness Day is an annual induction event for GEMS teachers  • New hires join a cohort of more than 7,000 teachers from 82 countries • 120,000 students from 165 nationalities will start the new academic term     Dubai, UAE, 26 August 2021: GEMS Education welcomed 1,600 new teachers across its schools in the UAE on Thursday 26 August 2021, at its annual induction event, GEMS Awareness Day, ahead of the return to school for the new academic term on Sunday.    Following changes in the COVID-19 regulations, the event was held ......read more

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