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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 the UK, who had only moved to the UAE in December, was selected at random as the winner of a brand new BMW X2, thanks to a long-term partnership between GEMS Education and Emirates NBD.   Ms Hugill, who was out shopping when her principal ......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 essential service to schools in the UAE to allow for the effective testing and tracking of student progress and attainment.    The Advocate Partner Award recognises GEMS WSF’s expert use of the GL assessments through embedding ......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 the eve of International Literacy Day on 8 September, the audiobook of Little Bird – A Book for Toddlers, which was written by Diaco, a student in Year 7 at GEMS Metropole School – Motor City, will be uploaded to Kupepo.com and made ......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 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 ......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 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 always ......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 administered by trained health professionals at the emirate’s schools. The initiative follows the recent announcement by the National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) for routine PCR tests.   Routine PCR testing administered ......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 new World Early Childhood Development Movement, or WED Movement, established earlier this year by ECA. WED Movement is uniting a multidiscipline global network of experts in early childhood development and related fields to work together to create a ......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 journeys.   Within a year, the partnership produced exceptional results with the flagship initiative. ZU student engagement in the Al Ghurair Young Thinkers Program (YTP), an online education and career readiness platform provided by AGFE, recorded a strong ......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 an effective learning environment that encourages excellence and diversity.   PACE Group currently manages 18 Educational institutions catering to over 23,000 students from 25 nationalities, with over 2300 teaching staff and non-teaching ......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 visits to 221 Abu Dhabi schools who successfully received a No Objection Certificate to reopen. Ahead of the Academic Year 2021/22, the emirate’s Private and Charter Schools were advised of mandatory adherence to a comprehensive health and ......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 in-person at Atlantis, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, and featured addresses by GEMS Education Founder and Chairman, Mr Sunny Varkey, and Group CEO, Mr Dino Varkey.    By far the region’s biggest private K-12 education provider and ......read more

Ajman University Students Win Prestigious James Dyson Award for Design Engineering

The students were recognized as National Winners for their innovative solution against child sexual abuse Ajman, United Arab Emirates, Aug.26, 2021:  In recognition for their brilliant innovation to solve a pressing social issue, a team of Ajman University Engineering College students have been awarded the James Dyson National Award for Design Engineering. The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. The winning students - Marwa Alshouli, Somaya Samra, Bashayer Alasfour and Shamma Hareb - were awarded for their solution entitled Shield, which uses technology in creative ways to identify and prevent child sexual abuse.  “Child sexual abuse has been reported up to 80,000 times a year and 1 out of 10 children will be ......read more

PMI Launches New Online Course to Empower MENA Changemakers and Support Organizational Transformation

The course is the first step in a new series teaching project managers and teams the skills needed to support a company’s operational and strategic overhaul   United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 23, 2021: Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading association for project professionals and changemakers, announced the launch of a new online course dedicated to business transformation, the first in an upcoming series on the same topic. The new course, Organizational Transformation: Foundation, is powered by Brightline® , a PMI initiative, and provides project leaders with the building blocks and fundamental knowledge needed to understand how organizations transform efficiently and effectively. Through nine interactive modules that take under ten hours to complete, project professionals quickly learn what it ......read more

ADU Allocates More Than AED 50 Million to Its Academic and Humanitarian Programs for the Current Year

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 21 August 2021: Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nayhan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and President of the University’s Board of Trustees, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) continues its humanitarian aid and social responsibility efforts which have established a culture of voluntarism among its students, faculty and staff members.  ADU has invested in building strong relationships with the community through the provision of high-quality education, workshops, seminars, scholarships and financial aid programs which ensure students’ access to an education regardless of their financial situation.  The university’s efforts include a selection of scientific research, cultural and voluntary initiatives that aim to promote a ......read more

Ajman University to Launch more Covid-19 Discounts

Ajman, United Arab Emirates, August 21st, 2021:  In order to mitigate the potentially devastating consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and to help future students and their families, Ajman University will host the open week initiative for students from 22th to 26th August, 2021. The open week will be held in Sheikh Zayed Centre at Ajman University campus. The event will provide future students and their parents an opportunity to gain information about the programs offered at the university. During the open week, the students will be offered 100% admission fees waiver, up to 25% discount on selected Bachelor programs when applying to the Colleges of Architecture Art and design, Business Administration, Engineering and Information Technology, Humanities and, Law, Mass Communication and Pharmacy and Health Sciences. 50% discounts ......read more

Abu Dhabi University Wins ‘Workspace Transformation of the Year' Award

 ADU’s Director of Information Management & Technology Department (IMT) has been selected as “Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Year” in the education category   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates— 17 August 2021: Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally-recognized academic institution, has received the “Workspace Transformation of the Year” award in the education category at the Future Workspace Summit & Awards, held in Dubai by Leap Media Solutions, publishers of CXO DX, the region’s leading content platform. During the event, ADU has been recognized as one of the two universities in the UAE to have created well-executed, high performing digital workspace environments.   The award aims to acknowledge resilience and excellence in not just enabling but ......read more

GEMS Education welcomes 15,000 New Students for New Academic Term

• GEMS welcomes 1,300 new teachers from around the world to join its staff • Health and safety continues to be top priority as students and staff return • GEMS Education invests significantly in brand new facilities at its schools   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - August 17, 2021: GEMS Education will welcome 15,000 new students and 1,300 new teachers across its schools in the UAE on Sunday August 29 as it opens its gates for the new academic term.   By far the region’s biggest private K-12 education provider, GEMS will be educating more than 120,000 students in total who will attend 43 schools in the UAE, staffed by some 7,000 high quality teachers boosted by the new intake.   Dino Varkey, Chief Executive Officer of GEMS Education, said: “At GEMS Education, the start of a ......read more

The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport Sharjah Branch launches First Cartoon Character for the Maritime Sector in the UAE

The initiative spreads awareness about the significant role Emirati seafarers play in the maritime sector that is one the key pillars of the UAE’s sustainable economy, supporting the efforts made for the Year of the Fiftieth United Ara Emirates, 17 August 2021: As part of its ongoing efforts to empower young Emiratis to join the maritime sector, the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport Sharjah Branch (AASTS), has launched an Emirati cartoon character for the maritime sector. Through this innovative media awareness initiative, the first of its kind by a maritime academy in the Middle East, AASTS aims to raise awareness among the youth about the various educational and professional opportunities in the maritime sector. This supports the Academy’s effort to attract more students to enroll in marine ......read more

GEMS Al Khaleej National School Renamed Ahead of Move to New, State-of-the-art Campus

• AKNS renamed GEMS Al Khaleej International School to reflect updated proposition  • School will move to expansive, purpose-built site in Al Warqa 4 in February next year • School’s capacity set to rise to more than 4,000 students, to meet increasing demand      Dubai, United Arab Emirates - August 16, 2021: GEMS Al Khaleej National School is being renamed GEMS Al Khaleej International School ahead of its relocation from its current site in Al Garhoud to a brand new campus in the Al Warqa 4 neighbourhood of Dubai. The move is set to be completed in time for the beginning of the second semester of the 2021-22 academic year in February.    The new name is in line with the school’s international pedagogical practices that have made it so successful over the ......read more

GEMS Education Collaborates With Arizona State University for Innovative Online College Pathway

- GEMS secondary students can now earn ASU credits while studying at high school - Collaboration part of GEMS drive to expand access to education through technology - ASU named USA’s number one ‘Most Innovative School’ for six consecutive years   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - August 15, 2021:   GEMS Education today announces a unique collaboration with Arizona State University (ASU), one of the United States’ most digitally-driven universities focused on expanding global access to education and named the number one ‘Most Innovative School’ by US News & World Report for six years running.   Through this new collaboration, GEMS students will get the chance to take rigorous college-level courses taught directly by university faculty and earn college credit – ......read more

Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority's WED Movement Engages Global Experts to Drive Innovation

UAE -  14 August 2021: Abu Dhabi’s World Early Childhood Development Movement (WED Movement) has launched a new initiative bringing together global experts to develop innovative and actionable solutions advancing Abu Dhabi’s vision to be a leader in Early Childhood Development.   WED Movement was established earlier this year under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority (ECA). Under ECA, WED Movement is harnessing the expertise of a multidisciplinary group of 21 early child development experts representing a mix of academics, healthcare practitioners, policy influencers, children’s media and entertainment specialists, global business leaders and technical ......read more

GEMS Students Celebrate Record-Breaking GCSE Results to Top off ‘Exceptional' School Exam Season

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – August 12, 2021:  Students at GEMS Education’s British curriculum schools, together with their teachers, principals and parents, today celebrated another record year of GCSE results.    A total of 2,971 students from 20 GEMS schools took over 22,100 IGCSE/GCSEs this year. Across the GEMS network, 1,733 students achieved top grades of 9-8 (equivalent to A*), 50% of entries attained grades 9-7 (A*-A) compared to 30% in England, and 89% of entries were awarded grades 9-4 (A*-C) compared to 79% in England.    Dino Varkey, Group CEO, GEMS Education, said: “Congratulations to all our GCSE students, who have yet again performed spectacularly well and above all expectations given the context of their achievements. Their excellent set of results will stand them ......read more

GEMS Students, Parents and Teachers Celebrate Record-Breaking A-level Results

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – August 11, 2021:  GEMS Education students, parents and staff are today celebrating outstanding A-level results that surpass even last year’s record outcomes and which have been achieved despite the many challenges and disruptions of the past 12 months.   More than 980 pupils from 16 GEMS British curriculum schools in the UAE completed nearly 2,900 A-levels, with 38% of students achieving an A* grade. Across schools, over 50% of entries achieved A* to A grades, with 75% recording A* to B grades.   Dino Varkey, Group CEO, GEMS Education, said: “I am absolutely delighted to see GEMS students achieve, for the second year in a row, such outstanding, record-breaking A-level results. The entire GEMS community is incredibly proud of everything our students, teachers and ......read more

Abu Dhabi University's Programming Course Reaches More than 1,800 Future Coders

As part of the National Program for Coders   - ADU selected among eight national universities to train 20,000 individuals as part of the National Program for Coders, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum  - 95% of the participants were satisfied with the programming course offered by ADU    10, August 2021: In line with Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) “Investing in Our Community” initiative, ADU recently offered a programming course that reached more than 1,800 individuals from 300 schools, universities and companies across more than 50 countries. The “Building Sophisticated Apps Using Visual Coding Platform” course offered participants the opportunity to develop the fundamental coding skills required for application development, as part of the National Program ......read more

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