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Students Snuggle Up for Story Time at Ladybird Nursery and Early Learning Centre Ahead of UAE Reading Month

Ladybird Nursery and Early Learning Centre encourages parents and teachers to read aloud to children as it enhances listening and comprehensive skills  Dubai, UAE, February 23, 2017:  Research undertaken around the world, has consistently highlighted the benefits of reading aloud to children. The Ladybird Nursery (Jumeirah) and the Ladybird Early Learning Centre (Jumeirah Village Circle), following the EYFS Montessori curriculum, inculcates a reading habit in toddlers and pre-schoolers by regularly reading aloud to them.  With UAE’s Month of Reading just around the corner, celebrated in March every year, the educationists at the preschools highlighted the importance of reading aloud to children.  “Reading aloud to children is a regular activity at the nurseries. We have specially designed indoor more

Dubai School Takes 5 Action Steps to Promote Health, Wellbeing Among Students

The Arcadia Preparatory School’s nutritious lunch box policy provides students with necessary skills and support needed for lifelong healthy eating behaviour Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2017:  As childhood obesity continues to be a major concern among parents and health authorities across the UAE, schools are now working proactively to inculcate good eating habits in children. According to a recent report by the Dubai Health Authority’s Schools and Educational Institutions Unit, 33 per cent of children from kindergarten to Grade 12 across 176 private educational institutions are either overweight or obese. Of these 14 to 16 per cent are obese. The Arcadia Preparatory School (Arcadia), located in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Triangle, has devised a delicious hot meal and snack menu that will have a balance of dairy, more

AMSI schools rise to UAE's call of National Sports Day

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 21, 2017:  International School of Arts and Sciences (ISAS) and Al Mawakeb Schools in Al Garhoud; and Al Barsha joined the nationwide celebration to celebrate UAE National Sports Day. A number of activities were planned on the day to impart the importance of sportsmanship and fitness amongst students within and outside the school premises, including volleyball, basketball, football, cycling, running and swimming.   By participating in the UAE National Sports Day, AMSI schools aims to champion the role that sports can play in a student’s life, strengthening physical and mental well-being whilst at the same time reinforcing bonds through competitive spirit.  AMSI believes in the importance of extending a child’s education beyond the classroom and contributing to more

Skyline University College (SUC) and TYV Cross Fire Debating Competition Has a New Champion

Sharjah, February 21, 2017:   The 2nd Inter-School Cross Fire Debating Competition 2017 organized by Skyline University College and The Young Vision magazine on February 8-9, 2017 a SUC campus has attracted 46 teams from 23 participating schools in the UAE.  During the elimination round, the 46 teams have debated on the topic, “Are Smartphones Really Smart?” to qualify in the finale round. Six finalists were shortlisted and moved forward to compete against each other to win the championship title. The Finale topic was, “Is Social Media Changing Our Daily Lives?”  The Cross Fire Debating Competition ended with a new champion, Our Own English School team who was on the affirmative side that believed, social media is indeed changing our daily lives.  SUC and TYV has been consistently more

Minerva Schools at KGI aims for higher intake of bright young minds from the Middle East

Minerva Schools focuses on educating the 21st century undergraduates from around the world  High achieving students will get the chance to pursue one of the most-sought-after degree courses preparing them for success in our modern world Dubai – February 15, 2017:   Minerva Schools at KGI, a San Francisco-based innovative undergraduate university program, has announced their plans to select the creme of students from this region. Smart students from the region will get the chance to pursue one of the most-sought-after degree courses in the word from the highly selective college, where the students learn in ways no other university offers.  Founded by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Ben Nelson, and former Dean of Social Sciences at Harvard University Stephen Kosslyn, Minerva offers a reinvented university more

Basant Festival Celebration at Skyline University College

Sharjah, February 9, 2017:  People from different places came and joined in the Basant celebration at the Skyline Spring Weekend 2017 last February 2-3, 2017 at SUC campus amidst rain and strong wind in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.   The event jumpstarted with an impressive array of cars and bikes in a Motor Show organized by Ejar Car, the event’s official car partner. Car enthusiasts and bikers showed off their rides and competed to win prizes. The first day ended with an energetic performance from a local rock band, Along for the Ride. The second day of Skyline Spring Weekend 2017 attracted different groups from the UAE to celebrate the Basant Festival. Families, couples, and friends arrived with their kite flying materials and owned the open ground. The event’s official partner, the UAE Kite Flying Club, more

Skyline University College (SUC) Organized an Interactive Workshop for Filipino Teachers and Students

Sharjah, UAE, February 7, 2017:   Skyline University College (SUC) Center for Professional Development (CPD) organized an interactive, fun, and educational workshops for the teachers of The New Filipino Private School and The Philippine School Dubai and students of the New Filipino Private School on January 25, 2017. The Teachers’ Training Program speakers were SUC Associate Professor Dr. Mohit Vij, and SUC Assistant Professor Dr. Kakul Agha. Dr. Mohit discussed the topic of Emotional Intelligence for Effective Classroom Management while Dr. Kakul talked about Differential Teaching in her talk.  Moreover, the Student Career Workshop speakers were SUC Associate Professor Dr. Riktesh Srivastava and SUC Assistant Professor Dr. Sharon Mendoza-Dreisbach. Dr. Riktesh discussed the dangers of Cyber-Bullying as well as more

Skyline University College (SUC) Signed an MOU with Cool & Cool

Sharjah, UAE, February 7, 2017:  Skyline University College has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ABC International Limited (Cool & Cool) on January 19, 2017. ABC International Marketing Head, Mr. Faizan Sangani and SUC Deputy Director for Public Relations, Mr. Firas Al Tabbaa signed the MOU on behalf of their respective organizations. Both parties have agreed to a 1 million worth of SUC scholarship fund to all ABC International employees and their families. Along with this, collaborations such as community engagement, research projects, case study development, program reviews, and career opportunities for SUC students are expected to take place in the near future. The MOU was under the coordination and initiative of SUC Corporate Affairs Office headed by Mr. Muhammad Rasheed Khalid. more

Petroleum Institute Students Study Abroad in the United States

Emirati students partake in exchange program with Colorado School of Mines to enhance their personal development, experience different educational methods Abu Dhabi, February 06, 2017:  The Petroleum Institute today celebrated the return of two of its students, Sara Al Mahri and Hadeel Al Nahdi, who participated in an exchange program last semester with the Colorado School of Mines, located outside Denver, Colorado.  The Petroleum Institute initiated its exchange program in March of 2016, and since then there has been a growing interest on campus in living and studying abroad as a way of personal and academic development. To date the PI has sent three students to the University of Tokyo for a winter program in December 2016 and hosted students from the Colorado School of Mines also in December following a conference held more

Education is among the new topics in 2017 agenda, as more than 7000 schools will be constructed in 5 years

IDE announces exciting activities and various economic sectors oriented events Dubai, 2 February 2017:  IDE, the global leading procurement firm, has announced a promising agenda for 2017, scheduling 8 summits in the hospitality, real estate, education and healthcare sectors across India, Africa, Middle East and Europe. IDE has indeed organised 11 big events during the previous year with a total attendance that reached 2600 participants and a growth by 44.21% compared to 2015. “Our business is set on the track and we always have the willingness and the right attitude to follow regional and international movements and initiatives in order to propose an offer that fits best the needs and expectations of our partners and clients. We are happy to get good feedbacks from them and after every summit we highlight latest more

Skyline University College (SUC) Signed an MOU with Ajman Tourism Development Department

Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2017:  Skyline University College made a new partnership with Ajman Tourism Development Department on a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed today, December 22, 2016. SUC COEC, Mr. Nitin Anand and Ajman Tourism Head of Strategic Office, Mr. Ahmed Al Mahmoud signed the MOU on behalf of their respective parties. SUC Dean Dr. Amitabh Upadhya, Associate Professors Dr. Mohit Vij and Dr. Osama Ali Thawabeh, Assistant Professor Dr. Ajith Kumar, and Ajman Tourism Head of Classification Section Mr. Wael Nady.stood witness in the signing ceremony. The MOU sets a promising partnership between the two organizations for collaborations and community engagements in the near future.  The MOU was under the coordination of SUC Center for Professional Development (CPD) department headed by Dr. Ajith Kumar. more

Skyline University College (SUC) Signed an MOU with the Consulate General of Republic of Tajikistan

Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2017:  Skyline University College marked a significant partnership with the Consulate General of The Republic of Tajikistan, Dubai on a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed on December 20, 2016. SUC COEC Mr. Nitin Anand and HE Consul General Bahodur Safarzoda confederated their respective parties on several areas of cooperation. The highlights of the MOU are a scholarship fund worth 500,000 dirhams granted by SUC to Tajikistan nationals living in the UAE. The scholarship covers all BBA and MBA programs currently offered at SUC today. Trainings and workshops are also included in the MOU provided by SUC at a minimal fee. Other collaborations of both parties are expected on different community engagements, use of facilities, and provided platforms for all activities and events of the more

NYU Abu Dhabi researchers develop innovative and cost-efficient solution to tackle oil spills and water contamination

CalP is a super-absorbent, re-useable material that can potentially be used to make cleaner fuel in the future Abu Dhabi, January 22, 2017:  Scientists at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) have developed a new technique to remove toxic contaminants from water. CalP, as it has been named, is calix[4]arene-based superhydrophobic porous material that acts as a water purifier by repelling water and attracting toxins like oil and dye. “CalP is a light brown powdered material which can absorb up to seven times its weight of oil from an oil and water mixture,” said Dinesh Shetty, lead researcher and chemist at NYUAD. “While the basic material itself has been around for decades, this is the first porous organic calix[4]arene-based polymer synthesized in the lab for the purpose of purifying water,” he more

Second annual Student Exclusive gives youth a voice on sustainability

UAE and international students gather for talks, performances and presentations at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 19, 2017:  More than 600 students from the UAE and countries around the world took part in the second annual “Student Exclusive” at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) on Wednesday. Now a signature event of ADSW, the Student Exclusive is focused on empowering young people to think and act sustainably.  His Excellency Dr Ahmed Belhoul, Minister of State for Higher Education, delivered the event’s keynote address, describing the Student Exclusive as integral to the success of ADSW.  “The culture of the UAE is based on sustainability. If you go back 100 years, people only consumed what they required; they only used what they needed. But more

Zayed Future Energy Prize Student Winners and Finalists Receive Hands-On Sustainability Lessons at Petroleum Institute

International students visit the Petroleum Institute during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Abu Dhabi, UAE, Jan 19, 2017:  The Petroleum Institute hosted student representatives of the winners and finalists in the 2017 Zayed Future Energy Prize Global High Schools category, along with students from the previous year’s winning schools, for a scientific tour during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. The visit included seminars that highlighted the importance of renewable energy and a solar car workshop, where students used their knowledge and skills to build an energy efficient car. After a tour of the Institute, the winners and finalists attended a series of educational seminars, including one on renewable energy that emphasised its importance and effect on the world in the coming years, a seminar that covered the different more

Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies Launches Certificate in Islamic Banking and Finance

Dubai-UAE: 18 January, 2017:  The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), the region’s largest training centre for banking and finance, today announced the launch of a new professional certification programme - Certificate in Islamic Banking and Finance (CIBF). Designed in collaboration with the Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM), the course aims to develop qualified personnel with in-depth knowledge of Islamic banking products, services and processes as well as the Islamic financial market and Takaful operations. Speaking about the new programme, Jamal Al Jassmi, General Manager of EIBFS, said: “Islamic banking and finance has witnessed phenomenal growth in the last decade, with many industry reports confirming that the UAE is poised to emerge as the global Islamic more

Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government Launches Six-week Dubai Data Compliance Course in Collaboration with Dubai Data Establishment

Program aims to enhance leadership skills, improve performance of government entities Targets government leaders in the UAE 70 participants representing 14 local, federal government entities  Dubai-UAE: 17 January, 2017:  The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG), a research and teaching institution specialized in public policy in the Arab world, has launched a six-week Dubai Data Compliance Course – a training program for leaders from 14 government entities in the UAE. The program aims to upskill leaders through teaching them how to use data to improve the performance of their organizations and consequently enhance the customer experience.  Designed in collaboration with the Dubai Data Establishment (DDE) under the supervision of the Smart Dubai Office, the program covers the subject more

Seven beneficiaries graduate from L'Oréal Middle East's Tuition-Free Makeup Artistry Training

Philanthropic program implemented in partnership with Dubai Foundation for Women and Children Training helped rehabilitate victims of domestic abuse and human trafficking across 25 countries around the globe United Arab Emirates, January 15th, 2017:  Seven beneficiaries have successfully completed the first L’Oréal Middle East Makeup Artistry Training which is held in partnership with Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC). The graduation ceremony was attended by L’Oréal Middle East and DFWAC representatives including Ms. Shaikha Al Mansouri, Assistant Director General for Corporate Support of DFWAC.  The Training focuses on helping rehabilitate victims of domestic abuse, human trafficking and all women-related cases embraced under DFWAC’s umbrella. The Makeup Artistry Training is run more

Pearson launches Teacher Professional Development Service in the Middle East

Service aims to improve teacher standards throughout the region 12 January 2016, Dubai, UAE:  Pearson has announced the launch of a new service in the Middle East designed to improve the quality of education and training received by the region’s teachers. The Pearson Teacher Professional Development Service has been officially available throughout the Middle East since October 1st, 2016. The launch will allow schools, training centres and government departments to have access to teacher professional development content, as well as having their delivery of this content quality assured. A centre undertaking the Pearson Assured Teacher Professional Development Service will: Undergo a quality assurance process. Have centre trainers undertake a Pearson Master Teacher Trainer Course. Access licensed teacher more

RTA employees attend training course in SPSS Statistical Analysis for Surveys at CUD

Dubai, January 9, 2017:  A group of 17 employees of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently completed a two-day course in SPSS Statistical Analysis for Surveys conducted by Canadian University Dubai. The program enabled them to gain insights into designing effective questionnaires, matching questions and appropriate statistical techniques and using SPSS results for analyzing project data for reporting purposes. The training was delivered by Hezlin Harris, who has extensive experience in teaching Statistics and SPSS to undergraduate and postgraduate students and has worked with clients in the field of telecommunication, manufacturing and education.   Anuar Berahim, Corporate Training Manager, CUD, said: “This is the first training program delivered for RTA by Canadian University Dubai, and covered key areas of more

NYU Abu Dhabi kicks off 2017 with a vibrant program of events in January

Abu Dhabi, UAE – January, 09, 2016:  NYU Abu Dhabi proudly presents an exciting program of events for January 2017. All of the events listed below are open to the public and free to attend, and will take place at NYU Abu Dhabi’s campus on Saadiyat Island.  Security and Privacy Issues in Biometrics Hosted by Center for Cyber Security at NYU Abu Dhabi Date: January 8-12, 2017 Location: NYU Abu Dhabi     Five days of lectures, discussions, panels and lab sessions conducted by leading biometrics experts from both academia and industry. Biometrics is the science of recognizing individuals based on their biological and behavioral attributes such as face, fingerprints, iris, voice, gait, etc. As biometric systems are being increasingly deployed in a number of critical applications, its more

UAE IAA Celebrates HASAAD Program's 3rd Batch Graduation

The 3rd batch of HASAAD graduates being honored at their Graduation Ceremony. Dubai, 5th January 2017, UAE:  On 29th December 2016 the third batch of graduates successfully completed their HASAAD training program and were awarded certificates at the graduation ceremony by UAE IAA in association with Higher College of Technology, Protiviti  and Powers Resources Corporation (PRC). The program provides in-depth knowledge and enhances the skills of participants in the field of internal audit. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Abdulqader Obaid Ali, UAE IAA Chairman, Mr. Ahmed Bassiouni, Managing Director at Protiviti Member Firm for Middle East Region., Mr. Ahmed Refaat Assistant Director at Protiviti , Ms. Naima Al Menhali Board Member of UAE IAA and Director of Internal Audit Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi,. HASAAD is more

Airbus continues to foster talent development among UAE youth

Dubai, UAE, December 27, 2016:  A week-long educational tour of the Airbus Manufacturing Facility concluded last week, where four Emirati students were invited to Toulouse as part of an induction visit organised by Airbus in partnership with the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the UAE Ministry of Education. Over six days, the students got a first-hand perspective from Airbus engineers on production and final assembly lines for the A320 Family aircraft, the A380 and the all-new A350 XWB jetliner. The visit highlights Airbus’ goal to support UAE’s Vision 2021 to build a diversified and flexible knowledge economy based on four key pillars, namely, innovation, research, science and technology, strengthened by skilled Emiratis and world-class talent to ensure long-term prosperity of the nation.  H.E. more

Applications open for startAD Incubator January 2017

Early stage startups are invited to apply for the four month support program in Abu Dhabi First intake is set to be selected by May 2017 Abu Dhabi, December 26, 2016:  Starting January 2017, startAD Incubator will accept applications from early stage startups from across the UAE and globally to join its rigorous training program, where up to 15 startups will take part in the first cycle of the program designed to fast track growth and launch new ventures in the UAE and broader MENA region.  Offered twice a year, the startAD Incubator will deliver a four month training program to startup teams, including supports such as an up to USD 60,000 seed investment, shared space, mentorship and legal assistance. It will also grant entrepreneurs access to leading UAE industry players as well as the New York University global more

Senior UAE Figures, Intellectuals Laud Sharjah Ruler for Unveiling Arabic Language Academy

First of its kind academy in UAE is seen as a historic step based on scientific vision to preserve and promote Arabic language    SHARJAH, UAE/Sharjah Media Centre, December 25, 2016 – Senior government figures, educationists, intellectuals and influencers in the UAE have widely welcomed the initiative by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Member of UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, last week announcing the establishment of the Sharjah Arabic Language Academy, as a historic and much needed step to preserve and promote one of the world’s oldest and richest languages.    Announcing the Arabic Language Academy during a visit to Al Qasimia University on the World Arabic Day (December 18), HH the Ruler of Sharjah said: “It is a nice occasion to announce the issuing of a more

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