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Aspiring Novelists Take Note: The Emirates Litfest Writing Prize Is Now Open For 2023

New category - writers of children’s fiction too can enter and be part of a prize that has paved the way to international publishing for ten debut novelists Dubai, 29 September 2022:  The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s writing competition for unpublished authors has now opened for entries. Since 2013, the Emirates LitFest Writing prize, one of the most eagerly anticipated competitions for unpublished writers in the region, has produced 10 internationally published authors with 26 books between them. The 2023 edition includes two categories, one for adult fiction and one for children’s fiction, each with a dedicated expert judge   Isobel Abulhoul, CEO and Trustee of the Emirates Literature Foundation said: “This prize has tapped into a goldmine of talent here in the Arabian Gulf, ......read more

Bodour Al Qasimi Addresses Delegates At The Third Meeting Of The World Book Capital Network In Wroclaw, Poland

The IPA President shared her support for the signing of the WBCN Charter and applauded the efforts of member cities to promote literary culture. Wroclaw, Poland 26 September, 2022 – Bodour Al Qasimi, President of the IPA has been in Wroclaw, Poland to meet with representatives of the World Book Capital Network (WBCN) and to participate in the signing of the WBCN Charter.  The first meeting of the network was held at the House of Wisdom in Sharjah last year and was attended by 16 representatives from most of the UNESCO-designated World Book Capital cities. Since this productive first gathering, the World Book Capital Network has met in Tbilisi, Georgia and now Wroclaw.  The network has been established with the support of UNESCO and former World Book Capital (WBC) cites to help support prospective World Book ......read more

Mexico and Costa Rica Explore Cooperation in Culture and Knowledge Sectors With Sharjah

Official representatives from the two nations visit headquarters of the Sharjah Book Authority  Ahmed al Ameri: “Sharjah is the window through which the world views Emirati and Arab cultural achievements.” Luis Alfonso de Alba: “Sharjah has a prestigious standing among the world’s top cultural cities.” Ruben Sales: “We look forward to harnessing Sharjah’s expertise in book industry development.”   Sharjah, September 24, 2022: HE Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), recently welcomed HE Luis Alfonso de Alba Góngora, Ambassador of Mexico to the UAE, to discuss the ongoing preparations marking the celebration of Sharjah as Guest of Honour at the upcoming 36th edition of the Guadalajara International Book Fair in November ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library The “towards An Active Role For Public Libraries In Community Service” Seminar

Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2022: As part of its vision to promote the cultural and knowledge sector, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library (MBRL) hosted a seminar titled “Towards an Active Role for Public Libraries in Community Service,” in collaboration with the Arab Federation for Libraries & Information (AFLI) and Naseej Academy. The seminar highlighted the role of public libraries in creating a better future, and ways to enhance this role by leveraging advanced technologies. The seminar hosted a number of officials, employees, and visitors from different ages and backgrounds, along with prominent speakers and specialists in the libraries sector. These included Prof. Hassan Awad Alsereihy, President of the Arab Federation for Libraries & Information (AFLI); Prof. Emad Essa Saleh, Vice President of AFLI; and Mr. Ayub Khan, ......read more

Agreement Covers Joint Development of The Megalux Solar Car

SRTIP and Hungary’s John von Neumann University sign deal to boost mutual cooperation Sharjah, September20, 2022: The Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTIP) and John von Neumann University of Hungary (JvNU) have signed a wide-ranging agreement to boost mutual cooperation in scientific research, technology and culture. The partnership provides an exceptional opportunity for the Hungarian university to present the latest achievements of Arab culture and science in Hungary and to host a proactive international scientific collaboration in the city of Kecskemét where the university is located. The agreement comes on the heels of visit by delegation from SRTIP to the John von Neumann University to familiarize with the university’s high quality education and related services in the latest and most advanced ......read more

Sharjah International Book Fair Returns for Its 41st Annual Run on 2nd November with the Theme ‘Spread The Word'

One of the world’s top literary events, the 12-day book fair will take place in Expo Centre Sharjah  Sharjah, September 20, 2022: The highly anticipated 41st edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) will kick off on November 2 for 12-days, the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) has announced. Themed ‘Spread the word’, the cultural extravaganza will further SBA’s ongoing mission to highlight the emirate’s cultural project and raise the community’s awareness about the power of the written word and its importance in building a bright, sustainable future. The 41st edition of SIBF will take place in Expo Centre Sharjah from November 2 - 13, and host Italy as Guest of Honour. The event’s slogan calls on people of the world to believe in the power of words in building bridges of ......read more

Ejada Programme for Emotional Wellbeing of Teachers and Students in Jordan Selected By UN as Transforming Education Summit Solution in New York

20 September 2022 – United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA: Ejada – a programme addressing the social and emotional needs of teachers and pupils in Jordan, including Syrian refugees, to reduce violence in classrooms and improve learning outcomes – has been selected by UNESCO as a prestigious Transforming Education Summit Solution to be showcased on day 2 – Solutions Day – of the Transforming Education Summit (TES), the much-anticipated official side event at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly.  Launched in 2019, Ejada is a programme by the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Save the Children, with the Ministry of Education in Jordan, and supported by Community Jameel, Dubai Cares and Hikma. As one of the selected ......read more

Dubai Cares' vision for global education transformation takes center stage at 77th United Nations General Assembly and Transforming Education Summit

• High-level session at UN Transforming Education Summit witnessed the launch of the “Rewiring Education for People and Planet” report that offers six win-win solutions to rewire the thinking, acting and doing around education  • Dubai Cares delegation participated in a series of high-level sessions and meetings  both at the UNGA and  Transforming Education Summit to continue the organization’s advocacy efforts to transform education   Dubai, UAE, 20 September, 2022: Continuing its global advocacy efforts for a transformed education ecosystem, Dubai Cares, a civil society organization formally associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications, unveiled the “Rewiring Education for People and Planet” report at the Transforming Education Summit (TES) ......read more

Startup Sharjah Hackathon In Khorfakkan Equips 150 Youth With Business-building Skills

Advanced scanning technology that facilitates documentation and clearance processes in the ports and logistics services sector secures top prize     ● In partnership with Crescent Enterprises and in collaboration with the University of Khorfakkan Emirates Schools Establishment & Sharjah Youth Council, the three-day hackathon was held at University of Khorfakkan  ● Najla Al Midfa: “We continue to invest in the undeniable potential of our ambitious youth.”   ● Badr Jafar: “Our young problem solvers should be encouraged to take more calculated risks when creating solutions.” ● Ahmed Al Shammaa: “Partnership with Sheraa aims to promote proactive thinking amongst the younger generation.”   Sharjah, September 19, 2022: The ......read more

The International Council For Open and Distance Education

 The two sides discuss their strategic partnership to jointly re-launch the ICDE Global Doctoral Consortium utilizing the HBMSU’s Cloud Campus platform  Al-Awar: We are committed to supporting and empowering PhD students and strengthening our partnership with the International Council for Open and Distance Education   September 12, 2022 - His Excellency Dr. Mansour Al-Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), received Ms. Torunn Gjelsvik, Secretary General of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). The bilateral meeting discussed the strategic partnership between HBMSU and ICDE aimed to re-launch the Global Doctoral Consortium (GDC) using the “Cloud Campus” platform, in the presence of Prof. Moustafa Hassan, Vice Chancellor for International ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Welcomes a Delegation from Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre

Dubai, UAE; September 16, 2022: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library (MBRL) received a delegation from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), led by H.E. Eng. Salem Al Marri, MBRSC Director General, to learn about the specialised and unique services the library offers to visitors, and view its collection of space-related books and references. The visit also aimed to discuss ways to enhance cooperation, in order to familiarise the younger generations with the UAE's historical achievements in this pioneering and vital sector. H.E. Mohammed Ahmad Al Murr, Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation, welcomed the members of the delegation. H.E. stressed the importance of creating channels for knowledge exchange across all fields and disciplines with all authorities, institutions, and specialised research ......read more

Sheraa Launches Startup Sharjah in Khorfakkan with Tree-day Intensive Bootcamp

Powered by Crescent Enterprises and in collaboration with Emirates Schools Establishment & Sharjah Youth Council, the bootcamp will be held in the recently opened Khorfakkan University Sharjah, September 13, 2022: The Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) is marking the launch of the Khorfakkan chapter of Startup Sharjah in September with a three-day intensive bootcamp designed to encourage entrepreneurial thinking amongst university students and to build a talent pool that generates innovative, impact-driven  solutions. Running from September 16-18 at the newly opened Khorfakkan University, Sheraa aims to bridge the talent gap by developing entrepreneurial and technical skills in its key demographic on the East Coast of Sharjah during the region’s largest university entrepreneurship competition. Powered by ......read more

GEMS World Academy – Dubai Hosts Cricket Great Wasim Akram and Desert Super League

• Former Pakistan national team captain gives speech on sports leadership  • Special event marks launch of Desert Super League’s 10th cricket season  • GEMS students and cricketers of all levels from across UAE in attendance    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: GEMS World Academy – Dubai played host to Desert Super League (DSL) on 10 September 2022, holding a special event on campus to mark the start of the League’s 10th season, ‘Footprints DSL X’.    In attendance and addressing GEMS students and players and captains from among DSL’s numerous cricket teams was legendary cricketer and former Pakistan national cricket team captain Wasim Akram, one of the greatest left-handed fast bowlers to grace the sport, having taken over 500 wickets in ODIs. ......read more

Masterminds Education recognized as Dubai's Best Early Years Education Provider for 6th consecutive year

Masterminds Education, the global experts in leading-edge early childhood development, was recognized at the UAE Business Awards. This is the institution’s sixth straight year to receive the award for Best Early Years Education Provider. Every year, the award has a different theme. Last year’s theme was ‘Innovation,’ and Masterminds was awarded UAE’s Most Innovative Early Years Education Center. This year’s theme was ‘Dedication,’ and Masterminds has been awarded UAE’s Most Dedicated Early Years Education Center. Tania Siddiqi, Co-Founder and Director of Masterminds, addressed parents and staff: “Delivering Masterminds’ unique offering is not an easy task, and our teachers and staff bring an exceptional level of commitment each day to the needs of every individual ......read more

The American University of Beirut Reveals its New Logo that Reaffirms its Identity and Role in the Region

As it welcomes its 157th academic year and embarks on a new era of being based in Beirut but with a more global reach, the American University of Beirut (AUB) unveiled its revamped and uplifted logo on August 31, 2022. “This fresh and distinctive new look reaffirms our identity as one of the oldest and most prestigious universities of the Global South, one that is firmly rooted in Beirut, yet with an increasingly robust global presence,” said Dr. Fadlo Khuri, AUB president, in his message to the AUB community announcing the new change. The American University of Beirut has been through numerous changes over the decades, including its logo which has had 20 different forms since 1866 but has always retained the same essence. Yet, despite all the changes—even changing the university’s very name in ......read more

PACE Group Announces Launch of its 4th Affordable British Curriculum School in U.A.E in the Emirate of Ajman, this academic year 2022-2023

Attendees:   1. Abdul Latif Ibrahim, Director PACE Group   2. Mohammed Shafi Ibrahim, Director PACE Group   3. Abdulla Ibrahim, Director PACE Group   4. Ameen Ibrahim, Director PACE Group   5. Salman Ibrahim, Director PACE Group   6. Zubair Ibrahim, Director PACE Group   7. Bilal Ibrahim, Director PACE Group   8. Adil Ibrahim, Director PACE Group   9. Aseef Mohammed, Director, PACE Group   10. Keith Marsh, Chief Academic Officer, PACE Group   11. Lawrence, Principal, PACE Creative British School, Ajman     It is suitably located in Al Tallah school zone, behind City Life Mall, Sheikh Ammar Road, next to their renowned Indian curriculum school, DPS Ajman.   PACE Group now have 4 Affordable ......read more

32 Emirati Professionals Join EIBFS Leadership Program at Said Business School, Oxford University

Dubai-UAE: 25 August 2022:   Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), a regional leader in banking and finance education and training, announced the completion of its annual Leadership Development Program (LDP) with the participation of 32 Emirati senior officials from Emirates NBD group.   The group attended Said Business School, Oxford University in early July to partake in an intensive eight-day training program designed to train outstanding leaders and managers in the banking and financial services industry through the development of personal leadership and professional skills.   The custom-designed residential program titled ‘Strategic Leadership in the Era of Disruption’ has been structured across three overarching themes that are fundamental to effective strategic ......read more

Allen Overseas Launches Its Flagship Talent Encouragement Exam in the GCC Countries

ALLEN Overseas launches India’s Biggest Scholarship Competition, TALLENTEX Overseas 2023 in 6 GCC Nations, to recognize and encourage talent amongst students.   Bur Dubai, UAE, 18th August 2022: ALLEN Overseas (ALLEN) launches India’s Biggest Talent Encouragement Exam, TALLENTEX Overseas 2023, in the GCC Countries. The scholarship exam recognizes, fosters and rewards brilliance.   ALLEN Overseas provides high-quality test-prep coaching for IIT-JEE (Main+Advanced), Pre-Medical (NEET-UG) and many more competitive examinations for class 6th to 12th students through its acclaimed and results-driven comprehensive education curricula in 6 GCC Countries: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, and Bahrain. The recent JEE Main 2022 results demonstrate the same. According to the NTA's Toppers list, ALLENite Gauri ......read more

A-Level Results Day Jumeirah College

A-level OVERALL RESULTS  A-level results  2022  2019  Total candidates  145 140 Total entries  446 437 Total entries at A*  93 67 % of entries at A*  21% 15% Total entries at A-A*  247 203 % of entries achieving A-A*  5504% 46%  Total entries at B-A*  385  350  % of entries achieving B-A*  86.3%  80%  Total candidates achieving A*  51  38    TOP PERFORMERS  Student name, age & nationality  Results  University destination(s)  University course  No. of years at ......read more

GEMS Wellington Academy Silicon Oasis WSO A-Level Results/ BTEC

A-LEVEL RESULTS DAY  [GEMS Wellington Academy, Silicon Oasis – WSO]    A-level  OVERALL RESULTS    A-level results  2022  2019  Total candidates  50  N/A  Total entries  141  N/A  Total entries at A*  16  N/A  % of entries at A*  11%  N/A  Total entries at A-A*  44  N/A  % of entries achieving A-A*  31%  N/A  Total ......read more

Abu Dhabi University Provided Over 455 Engineering Students with International Learning Opportunities

• Since its establishment, Abu Dhabi University has partnered with several universities to provide international educational experiences for students  • Over the last five years, ADU has welcomed international students as part of its knowledge and experience exchange agenda • ADU’s College of Engineering offers students advanced pathways to enroll in international master’s degrees programs    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 18 August 2022: In a continues bid to provide students with an exceptional academic journey, the College of Engineering (CoE) at Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) continues to collaborate with leading international academic institutions to further develop a world-class curriculum that will diversify the students skillset and empower them to achieve their future ......read more

GEMS Students, Parents and Teachers Celebrate Outstanding A-Level Results

• Over 1,300 GEMS students from 18 schools in the UAE and Qatar sat nearly 4,000 A-levels • GEMS schools in the UAE and Qatar saw over 32 per cent of entries achieve A* to A grades • Over 86 per cent of students at GEMS Jumeirah College Dubai achieved A* to B grades   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – GEMS Education students, parents and staff are today (18 August) celebrating outstanding A-level results that are above 2019 records when students last sat formal examinations.    More than 1,300 pupils from 18 GEMS schools in the UAE and Qatar completed nearly 4,000 A-levels, with over 20 per cent of students achieving an A* grade. Across schools, over 32 per cent of entries achieved A* to A grades, with 55 per cent recording A* to B grades.   There are a host of highlights ......read more

Qatar's Universities Provide World-Class Education for Students in the Region

Qatar Tourism in collaboration with Qatar Foundation and Qatar University launched an education campaign to showcase to students, parents, counsellors and educators in the GCC region the country’s esteemed university offering and the benefits of choosing to study in Qatar.   A young and multi-faceted country, Qatar recognises the role of education in creating thriving communities. Qatar has established one of the world’s most cross-disciplinary education hubs where students can graduate with internationally recognised degrees from leading universities and institutions in a warm and hospitable environment. As one of the safest countries in the world, with a diverse economy and society, Qatar offers students a unique environment of learning. It brings together a wide array of top-level international partner ......read more

St. George's University School of Medicine Graduate Helps Perform World-First Robotic Heart Procedure in Outpatient Facility

Dr. Adam Bierzynski was on the team that performed the first-ever outpatient robotic percutaneous coronary intervention. He reveals why the procedure was groundbreaking, the potential life-saving capabilities of robotics within the field of cardiology, his experience at St. George’s University, and how his medical training set him up for success.   “I wanted to be a doctor for most of my life,” says Dr. Adam Bierzynski, alumni of St. George’s University (SGU), School of medicine in Grenada.   “My grandfather was the chief medical officer of Grenada for a time, and I was always interested in the sciences and being able to apply knowledge to helping and healing,” he adds.    After being raised and completing high school in Grenada, in the Carribean, he started the 4-Year Medical ......read more

Cambridge A-Level Exam Results - The Winchester School – Jebel Ali (WIN)

OVERALL RESULTS A-level results 2022 2019 Total candidates 133 70 Total entries 418 226 Total entries at A* 83 24 % of entries at A* 20 11% Total entries at A-A* 184 79 % of entries achieving A-A* 44% 35% Total entries at B-A* 287 121 % of entries achieving B-A* 69% 54% Total candidates achieving A* 46 15   TOP-PERFORMING ......read more

Sharjah Chamber Launches Back-to-School Campaign across the Emirate's Malls, Libraries, and Stationeries

Sharjah, August 8, 2022:  As the new academic year is rapidly approaching, shopping malls, libraries, and stationeries taking part in the Sharjah Summer Promotions have announced the launch of the "Back-to-School Campaign," offering incredible discounts and amazing deals on a wide range of school supplies, including apparel, stationery, and electronic devices.   Organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) as part of the Sharjah Summer Promotions, the back-to-school campaign will conclude on September 9, offering parents and students huge discounts reaching up to 75% on a great deal of school products that suit all tastes and age groups at affordable prices.   Taking part in the campaign, Sharjah Co-operative Society launched its own promotional offers under the theme ......read more

St. George's University Relaunches SGU Familiarization Program in Grenada with Visits from International Education Agents and Schools Advisors

• The SGU familiarization program brings together groups of education agents, school counselors and advisors to learn more about the School of Medicine.  • As a part of the program relaunch, a delegation of education agents and school counselors from different parts of the world, including MENA, experienced all that SGU’s True Blue campus has to offer.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 August 2022: St. George’s University (SGU) in Grenada, in the Caribbean, has announced it has relaunched its popular SGU familiarization program, which was put on hold due to the pandemic. The program gives education agents and affiliate schools from different parts of the world the opportunity to tour SGU’s True Blue campus in Grenada, West Indies, and experience what it is like to be a medical student, along ......read more

Abu Dhabi University Receives the Highest Accolade Accreditation from WASC

• ADU is the first and only private higher education institution in the Middle East and the region to win the prestigious certification by WASC in 2016  • The WASC reaccreditation places ADU in the company of some of the most prestigious universities in North America and the world • The reaccreditation was awarded to ADU for its continuous innovation in curriculum development, degree relevance and commitment to placing students at the heart of the institution    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 02 August 2022: Placing students at the heart of the institution, Abu Dhabi University (ADU), received the highest accolade accreditation, a ten-year full reaccreditation without reservation, from The American Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a world-renowned accrediting association and ......read more

Abu Dhabi University to Launch four New Future-Critical Concentrations this Fall

• The four new concentrations include Big Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, Game Development, and Web and Mobile Application Development • Launching this Fall 2022, the undergraduate concentrations are available at both Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 21 July 2022: Abu Dhabi University, the largest private university in the UAE, plans to launch four new concentrations in Fall 2022 as part of its ongoing investment in preparing students for future careers. The new concentrations include Big Data Analytics and Web and Mobile Application Development under the BSc in Software Engineering and Cybersecurity and Game Development under BSc in IT. Accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) in the UAE, the new concentrations seek to equip students with the required ......read more

First Ever College with Master's Program in Sustainable Humanitarian Actions

• Admissions Open For DIHAD Humanitarian College, 30 Scholarships Available • Launched by DIHAD Sustainable Humanitarian Foundation & UCAM University of Murcia – Spain   Dubai, UAE, 13 July 2022: The first-ever college to offer an international humanitarian master’s degree program in Sustainable Humanitarian Actions has officially opened its admissions office and is now offering an incredible 30 fully sponsored scholarships to eligible candidates who have a passion for humanitarian efforts on a global scale.    DIHAD Humanitarian College, which was launched through a cooperative agreement between the DIHAD Sustainable Humanitarian Foundation and UCAM University, Murcia – Spain, is set to open its doors this fall during the month of October and students will undertake various ......read more

As Schools Gear up for Summer, New Survey Reveals 3 out of 5 UAE Parents Feel Education doesn't prepare their Children for Technologies of the Future

• Inaugural UAE Future of Learning 2022 survey by Citizens School Dubai highlights parent views and opinions on education • 60% of parents feel their children are not prepared enough for technologies of the future • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR) identified as technologies that will have the biggest impact on a child’s future • Resilience, inclusivity, and entrepreneurship rank lowest in skills obtained from education today • Citizens School set to open in the metaverse later this summer, becoming the first school in the region to do so   Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 06 2022:  As children across the UAE get set to finish the academic year this week, UAE parents have highlighted how the learning experience has evolved, identifying opportunities for ......read more

IB Results Day Gems World Academy - Dubai

 PRINCIPAL’S QUOTE  Dr Saima Rana, Principal/CEO, GEMS World Academy – Dubai and Vice President – Education, GEMS Education: “The graduating class of 2022 have truly embraced the rigours of the International Baccalaureate throughout their time in the Diploma Programme. They have not only worked towards the highest level of academic achievement expected of GEMS World Academy – Dubai graduates, but also pursued excellence in entrepreneurial endeavours, community and social impact, developing their passion for mother tongue languages, and excelling in athletic and artistic activities. It is not lost on any of our GWA community how many challenges our graduates have had to overcome during this unique time in education, but our students met these trials with an incredible amount of grace and strength ......read more

IB Results Day GEMS Dubai American Academy

PRINCIPAL’S QUOTE  Tammy Jochinke, High School Principal, GEMS Dubai American Academy: “We could not be prouder of our students, who faced uncertainty in the midst of the pandemic and never faltered in their determination to succeed in their courses. They took this challenge head on and remained flexible and positive. Our IB learners have made us proud year on year and we wish this cohort the very best as they embark on their future endeavours.”     HEAD OF DP QUOTE  Katie Sheffield, IBDP Coordinator, GEMS Dubai American Academy: “Despite the challenges they have faced, the DAA graduating class of 2022 has flourished. We are delighted that the graduates have had the opportunity to sit their exams and demonstrate their skills, knowledge and tenacity, which will serve them well in the ......read more

IB Results Day GEMS Wellington International School

PRINCIPAL’S QUOTE Maryssa O’Connor, Principal/CEO, GEMS Wellington International School and Vice President – Education, GEMS Education: “We are delighted to share that 95% of our students have passed their International Baccalaureate Diploma, achieving an average point score of 35.9, well above the world average of 31.9. Our highest scoring students achieved 44 points. These are academically challenging courses, and I am incredibly proud of all our students who have worked so hard, showing grit and determination. Congratulations to this year’s graduating class for their amazing achievements, and thanks to our passionate hardworking teachers for their inspiration and to our families and parents for their ongoing support. This year’s students thoroughly deserve their success and can look forward to ......read more

IB Results Day Gems Modern Academy

PRINCIPAL’S QUOTE   Nargish Khambatta, Principal, GEMS Modern Academy and Vice President – Education, GEMS Education: “This has truly been the ‘Batch of stoics’ and we’ve been amazed at their resilience and ability to stay calm and work around any situation they faced. We are so proud of every single one of them, as they have all been such troopers!   “Besides getting sterling results, students like Shreyas Sharma, who has been admitted to Stanford University, achieved so much on their own merit through the pandemic period – Shreyas founded the Emirates Debate Society, with over 400 members from 48 schools, and was a member of the UAE Debate Team 2022. There are so many heartening stories to share, and on behalf of our entire school community I extend our congratulations to ......read more

GEMS Education IB Students Celebrate Strong Exam Results and University Admissions

• GEMS IB schools in UAE significantly outperform international averages • Students achieve average pass rate of 97%, average point score of 35.2 • One student is in top-performing 1% in the world with perfect score of 45     DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: GEMS Education students studying the International Baccalaureate (IB) have recorded outstanding results in their exams, once more performing significantly above international averages and securing admission to the world’s top universities.   A total of 534 Grade 12/Year 13 students from seven GEMS schools sat the IB Diploma, achieving an average point score of 35.2, compared to the international average of 33 in 2021, with a pass rate of 97 per cent – significantly above the world average of 89 per cent.   One GEMS ......read more

IB Results Day Gems International School – Al Khail

PRINCIPAL’S QUOTE Simon Herbert, Head of School/CEO, GEMS International School – Al Khail: “I am delighted by this set of results, which once again places GEMS International School well above the world average for IB Average Point Score. Our students have worked so hard and shown extraordinary resilience. These students, and their teachers, were commended by the Council of International Schools, for their commitment and focus on learning throughout the last two years, despite the challenges of the pandemic. I would like to reiterate this and am proud that they have achieved the results and placements that they so richly deserve. Our school culture of Respect, Trust and Ambition has been modelled by these graduates and we wish them the very best in the next stage of their lives.”   HEAD OF DP ......read more

Ten Outstanding GEMS Students Receive Prestigious Diana Award 2022 for their Social Action

• HRH The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex host virtual ceremony • Award is the highest accolade a young person can receive for social action • Ten students from seven UAE GEMS schools named in official roll of honour   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Ten young heroes from GEMS Education have been awarded the highly coveted and prestigious Diana Award 2022.   The Diana Award is the only charity set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, and her belief that young people have the power to change the world. The annual awards recognise and celebrate young people’s dedication to humanitarian and social action.   The students, from seven different GEMS schools in the UAE, were celebrated in a virtual award ceremony hosted by The Duke of Sussex and HRH The Duke of Cambridge on ......read more

Abu Dhabi University Collaborates with the University of Reading in Teaching and Research

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 05 July 2022:  Building on its successful collaborations with leading international academic institutions, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) announced a new partnership with the University of Reading (UoR), one of the UK’s top 30 universities and a world leader in research and teaching in agriculture, food science and climate change. The University of Reading's work on climate change has been recently honored with a Queen's Anniversary Prize, the highest national honor for a UK institution in higher and further education.  The agreement is in line with ADU’s ongoing efforts to deliver an outstanding range of international programs along with research and knowledge exchange that supports national and regional prosperity. The collaboration was announced through a Memorandum ......read more

LEAMS Education Launches Game-Changing Initiative Introducing IR4.0 and Robotics to make Students Future-Ready

As a result of this important initiative, young students will develop new skills needed to excel in the new digital era, as the UAE Government sharpens focus on early education to develop advanced skills suited for the 4th Industrial Revolution   Date: Dubai, July 2, 2022   News Highlights: 1. Global robotics market records a 17.45 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from US$27.73 billion in 2020 to US$74.1 billion by 2026; 2. Employees with a high-school-level education or below are most at risk of losing their jobs to 4IR technologies, and some 57 percent of those are expected to have their jobs replaced by automation by 2030; 3. Artificial Intelligence will add over $277.1 billion to the GDP of GCC countries in 2030. 4. Saudi Arabia will accrue the largest gains from AI, adding $135.2 billion ......read more

A Record-Breaking 786 Students Compete in the Yas in Schools National Finals Presented by ADNOC 2022

Aimed to inspire ‘The Engineers of the Future’, children competed across three categories at the region’s home of Formula 1, Yas Marina Circuit Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 30, 2022: Over 780 students showcased their creative talents at the Yas in Schools National Finals presented by ADNOC, held at Yas Marina Circuit this past weekend. The winners were crowned during a virtual event yesterday, including Team Nautilus from JSS International School Dubai and Team Sidewinder from Hartland International School, who will go on to represent the UAE in the World Finals later this year in the Pro and Rookie category respectively.  Now in its 13th year, the 2022 Yas in Schools program marked the most successful year to date with over 300 schools and 13,000 students participating across the academic ......read more

Sharjah Child Friendly Office's Projects Ensure Schools meet Child-Friendly Standards, Notes UNICEF Committee

The committee inspected five primary schools and spoke to educators, students and officials to assess the realisation of standards in line with UNICEF code Sharjah, June 28, 2022:  Applauding the education system in Sharjah for giving a safe environment to children, a committee from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) toured schools in the emirate and affirmed that Sharjah’s nurseries and schools met child-friendly standards. They studied the latest projects of the Sharjah Child Friendly Office (SCFO), and met with representatives of the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) and the SCFO management. The visit sought to assess the implementation of the principles launched by UNICEF and the SCFO in line with the standards of the Child Friendly Schools and Nurseries (CFSN) ......read more

More than 300 Students to Showcase Their Talents during Mawhibaty's Season-Ending Exhibition

• A collaboration between ADEK and DCT – Abu Dhabi, the annual event provides a platform for creative students from across the emirate to display their artistic innovations    • Performing arts showpiece will feature 60+ students and be held June 24-26 at the Cultural Foundation, while 240+ students will exhibit at Visual Arts showcase until June 30   Abu Dhabi, June 23, 2022: The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) together with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi will host a performing arts student showcase this week at the Cultural Foundation theatre as part of its Mawhibaty Program. Running from June 24-26, the three-day show is part of a series of activities that will draw to a close this year’s edition of the talent development program aimed at ......read more

Abu Dhabi University's BGS Chapter receives the ‘Gold Outstanding Chapter' Award

• ADU was selected from a pool of over 615 chapters representing 38 countries internationally • BGS will additionally offer a scholarship recognizing the most outstanding business student participating in the winning chapter   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20 June 2022:  Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Business (CoB) was awarded by the prestigious Beta Gamma Sigma Awards (BGS), the international honor society of the Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). ADU’s BGS chapter was selected from a pool of over 615 chapters representing 38 countries internationally and received the ‘Gold Outstanding Chapter’ award. Each year, the BGS Outstanding Chapter Awards are presented in the categories of gold, silver, bronze and best practice levels. These awards ......read more

Manchester City FC Star Phil Foden Speaks About the Importance of Youth in the Sport

• It comes during a record-year of attendance at City Football Schools with over 2,300 players training across UAE  • City Football Schools UAE has announced three new locations for 2022/23 season in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, including ACTIVE Masdar City, to continue club’s unprecedented growth over past decade    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 15 June 2022: City Football Schools in the UAE saw a record-year of attendance across the 2021/22 season, with more than 2,300 players developing their skills on the pitch.     Following the year of growth across the UAE, City Football Schools has also announced three new locations across Dubai and Abu Dhabi in time for the new 2022/23 season to kick off on 15th August 2022. The new locations will allow for even greater access for young ......read more

140 Students Participate in Abu Dhabi University's 1st Annual College of Engineering Hackathon

• In its 1st edition, the Competition was launched under the theme of “Lead your team in a race against time to engineer innovative solutions to today’s problems” • The Hackathon witnessed the participation of more than 140 students grouped into 20 teams that represented ten leading schools in the UAE   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 15 June 2022: As part of Abu Dhabi University (ADU) continuous efforts to elevate its student experience, ADU’s College of Engineering (CoE) hosted the 1st Annual College of Engineering Hackathon under the theme of “Lead your team in a race against time to engineer innovative solutions to today’s problems”. Sponsored by Raytheon Emirates, a Raytheon Technologies subsidiary headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the Hackathon provided students with ......read more

GEMS Education's STREAMability puts new Focus on Solving UN SDGs with Innovative Prototypes

• Twelve schools take part in fresh initiative based on inclusive collaboration • GEMS Legacy School hosts exhibition of designs to solve global challenges • Student teams of varied educational abilities combined to produce solutions     DUBAI, UAE: Twelve GEMS Education schools have taken part in a new initiative based on finding imaginative and innovative solutions to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030, carried out by five-strong teams of students of varying abilities.   The ‘STREAMability’ teams presented their ideas at GEMS Legacy School (GLS) to an audience of fellow students, parents and educators. Ideas included, among others, solutions for preventing water wastage in school, a novel new system for school security against unwanted ......read more

GEMS Education Partners with Fixerman to Launch the UAE's Largest School E-Waste Campaign

• Total of 43 GEMS Education schools to participate in year-long campaign • Campaign aims to collect and recycle half a tonne of e-waste per school • Secure e-waste collection bins to be placed in all GEMS schools in UAE   DUBAI, UAE: GEMS Education has teamed up with Fixerman, the Dubai-based device repair specialists, to launch the largest school electronic waste (e-waste) campaign in the UAE.   The campaign aims to reduce the amount of broken or unwanted devices, including mobile phones, tablets and laptops, that end up in landfill sites. When electronic devices are dumped in landfills, toxic substances like lead and mercury can leak into the soil and water system.   On average, a UAE resident produces 17.2 kilogrammes of e-waste every year, driven by an increasing dependence on ......read more

GEMS Education Launches Scholarship programme to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee

• Programme to award one scholarship for every year of Queen’s 70-year reign • 70 pupils to benefit from scholarships, each covering tuition fees for a full year • GEMS students from across 43 GEMS schools will be eligible for scholarships   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: GEMS Education has launched a new scholarship programme in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, which marks the 70th anniversary of the accession of the British monarch in 1952. A total of 70 scholarships, each covering the full cost of a year’s tuition, will be awarded to students from across 43 GEMS schools.   Sunny Varkey, Founder, GEMS Education, said: “As the UAE’s oldest and largest school operator, we have been providing a world-class education based on the British curriculum ......read more

Sheraa Opens Registration for New Startup Incubator Program Catered to the Next Generation of Young Entrepreneurs in the UAE

Startup Dojo – Summer 2022 Incubator, which kicks off in July, will receive applications from university students and fresh graduates in the UAE until June 15th. Top three startups will receive prize money for their business.   Sharjah, June 02, 2022:  The Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) is offering a unique new opportunity to university students and fresh graduates in the UAE to transform their impactful ideas into businesses through a structured six-week incubator program, from July 18 to August 25, 2022.  Sheraa has announced the opening of registrations for Startup Dojo – Summer 2022 Incubator, an intensive, experiential learning opportunity that aims to empower young graduates and students to build businesses. For six weeks, participants will work in a hybrid setting with ......read more

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HBMSU's ‘Annual Gathering 2022' brings together learners and alumni marking 20 years of excellence…

Mansoor Al Awar: We are committed to restructuring higher education and build on two decades of academic and cognitive excellence and pioneering smart learning. The first post-pandemic meeting bore witness to the launch of H-Preneurs platform to empower learners and alumni in the field of entrepreneurship. September 27, 2022 – The Learners Relationship Management Department ......read more

MBRF holds panel discussion titled ‘Linguistic Identity in a Changing World' to bolster Arabic ...…

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HBMSU hosts delegation of Executive Doctorate students from University of Pennsylvania…

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Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University launches Smart Campus 2.0 portal with improved capabilities…

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HBMSU hosts meeting with students for communication and exchange of insights…

June 22, 2022 - The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) convened a meeting with its BA, MA, and PhD degree learners, in the presence of H.E. Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU. The meeting aimed to promote networking and the exchange of inspiring ideas and insights that would contribute to the development of the educational system. During his speech, H.E. Dr. Mansoor Al Awar ......read more

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