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Rize University Fair Returns to Connect Students with World-Leading Universities

• Running from May 22-27, more than 100 leading universities will participate in the six-day virtual fair, including four of the world’s top 10 and 31 of the world’s top 100 • More than twenty-five new universities are joining this year’s virtual fair, including University of Sydney, New York University, University of Manchester and University of Toronto, offering students access to more than 100 sessions     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2022: With thousands of students preparing to embark on their journeys into higher education, Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has announced the return of its Rize University Fair, an ADEK initiative that connects students with leading local and international universities.   Held between May 22-27, the Rize ......read more

Fifteen-Year-Old Student Wins Water Alliance RE-NEW Our World Challenge with Project Aimed at Reducing Single-Use Plastic and Strengthening National Water Security

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10th  May 2022:  Water Alliance, a Dubai-based non-profit organization focused on promoting the value of water by  encouraging individuals to  adopt sustainable lifestyles, has officially announced the winners of its RE-NEW Our World water innovation challenge for students in the UAE. Launched with the support of sponsors, knowledge and culture partners, the challenge aims to inspire school students from the ages of 8 to 20, to ideate innovative solutions that will tackle local and global water issues, positively contributing towards a more sustainable environment and access to water for communities across the world. As a new member of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Water Alliance will be sending the ......read more

St. George's University, Grenada, in association with Ramaiah Group of Institutions

St. George’s University, Grenada, in association with Ramaiah Group of Institutions, Bengaluru, is Accepting Applications from Aspiring Medical Students for their September 2022 Intake Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 09 May 2022 – St. George’s University, Grenada, in association with the Ramaiah Group of Institutions, Bengaluru, has announced it is accepting applications for entry to its September 2022 class from prospective medical students.   SGU, in association with Ramaiah, offers a 5-Year Medical Degree Pathway where students can complete their first year of the pathway in India, the second year either at Northumbria University in the UK, or at SGU’s True Blue campus in Grenada, the third year in Grenada, and the last two years doing their clinical rotations either in the US or in the UK. This gives ......read more

Aldar Youth Cycling Academy Rallies behind UAE Team Emirates Ahead of the Giro D'Italia

• The initiative has reached 500 children in the past two weeks alone following an incredibly successful launch event at Aldar Square in February • 150 of the young cyclists showed their support for UAE Team Emirates ahead of the Grand Tour event with Giro graphic and pink jerseys •     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Friday 5th May 2022:  Aldar, in partnership with UAE Team Emirates, has begun the rollout of the Youth Cycling Academy Program across schools in Abu Dhabi. The initiative is striving to get more young children on bicycles to enhance their skills, become more road aware and safety driven, and ultimately instill a culture of health and fitness in the UAE’s stars of tomorrow.   Over the past two weeks, the program has reached 500 eager young cyclists who will ......read more

GEMS World Academy and AIS Athletics Launch Centre of Excellence for Track and Field Athletics

• Programme aims to identify and support young gifted and talented performers • GWA Athlete Scholarship Programme will benefit 100 top-level student athletes • Centre aspires to support the growth of track and field athletics across the UAE   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: GEMS World Academy – Dubai (GWA) has partnered with AIS Athletics to launch the UAE’s first centre of excellence dedicated to track and field athletics, supporting young athletes from the school and further afield by providing access to top facilities, coaching, training and scholarships. Both partners are committed to improving student athlete development and supporting the growth of track and field athletics across the UAE.   The purpose of the Centre of Excellence is to help students who are gifted and talented ......read more

GEMS International School becomes first in UAE to partner with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

• Partnership offers CP students access to ERAU Dual Enrolment Programme • School’s offering of personalised pathways now includes Aviation and STEM • Students able to secure equivalent of one year’s worth of US university credits   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: GEMS International School – Al Khail (GIS) has become the first school in the UAE to partner with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), one of the most prestigious and in-demand universities in the world for aviation and aeronautics.    Thanks to the partnership, students studying the IB Career-related Programme (CP) are now able to select the ERAU Dual Enrolment Programme as their Career-related Study (CRS). It gives students the equivalent of a year’s worth of US university credits upon successful ......read more

UAE's GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis named Winner of Otis' Made to Move Communities Challenge in the EMEA Region

- Students from 20 schools across 14 countries took part in the challenge - Winning UAE team proposed creative mobility solutions for UAE’s elderly population - Otis mentors worked with this next generation of innovators to develop new solutions    Dubai, UAE - April 21, 2022 – Otis Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: OTIS), the world’s leading company for elevator and escalator manufacturing, installation and service, has named GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis as the EMEA region winner of its second annual Made to Move Communities™ global challenge.   Otis’ Made to Move Communities challenge partnered with students around the world to inspire and build creative solutions to their communities' mobility issues. Students from 20 schools across 14 countries and ......read more

Sharjah Ramadan Festival's Success in Revitalizing the Emirate's Economic Sectors Continues

• Preliminary indications by the SCCI show significant growth in sales and a rebound in the markets since the festival's launch • The festival drew thousands of tourists, visitors, and shoppers to the emirate raising hotel occupancy rates and retail sales to unprecedented levels   Sharjah, 19th April 2022:  The 32nd Sharjah Ramadan Festival is currently underway, with preliminary indications from the event's organizer, the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), showing significant growth in sales and a rebound in the markets since the festival's launch two weeks ago.   The festive atmosphere, various promotions, and entertainment events drew thousands of tourists, visitors, and shoppers to the emirate, eager to take advantage of the fantastic deals and heavy discounts of up to ......read more

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Flying High with Record Results for 2022

Dubai, UAE, 19 April 2022: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, one of the world’s leading literary events, is celebrating the success of its 14th edition (3-13 February 2022), which showed recovery from the effects of the pandemic and record numbers of competition entries. In total more than 105,000 people engaged with the Festival, in person or through its virtual offering.    Over the 11 days of the Festival, a total of 181 authors representing 47 nationalities took to the stage at the Habtoor City Hotels, evenly split between Arab and non Arab writers and with a 100 per cent increase on author numbers from the previous year. The number of Emirati authors included in the programme was also double the number featured last year. Onsite audience feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Survey results show that ......read more

Ramadan Editathon to bring all the Facts of Ramadan to a Global Audience

 Emirates Literature Foundation and Wikimedians of the UAE User Group celebrate the holy month by compiling and sharing Ramadan traditions on Wikipedia    Dubai, UAE, 14 April 2022: The Emirates Literature Foundation and the Wikimedians of the UAE User Group are co-creating the ultimate guide to Ramadan in the UAE together with members of the Wikipedia community on the 16 April. The editathon will bring together and shed light on key aspects of Emirati traditions in Arabic, and the article will later be translated into English for a wider audience.    Covering important aspects of the culture in the UAE, the article will include Hag Al Laila, the Ramadan crescent moon sighting, Iftar, worship, and traditions such as charity tents, sharing a meal with family, and much more.    The ......read more

ADU College of Business Dean Professor Barry O'Mahony Receives ‘Dean of the Year Award'

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 13 April 2022: Professor Barry O’Mahony, Dean of Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Business (CoB) received the esteemed ‘Dean of the Year Award’ as part of the 2022 Beta Gamma Sigma Awards (BGS). BGS is the international honor society of the Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Nominated by the Abu Dhabi University Beta Gamma Sigma chapter, Professor O’Mahony was recognized from a pool of over 615 Deans from leading universities in 38 countries.  Professor Barry O’Mahony was awarded the ‘Dean of the Year Award’ in recognition of his commitment to providing students with an exemplary educational journey and continuous support in building a world-class curriculum.  The Beta Gamma Sigma Dean of the Year Award ......read more

St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, Appoints New Director of Transnational Education

SGU School of Medicine appoints Jade Pearson as Director of Transnational Education to empower aspiring medical students with international education     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 April 2022: St. George’s University (SGU), Grenada, has appointed Jade Pearson as the Director of Transnational Education (TNE). TNE encompasses a broad spectrum of collaborations between universities, ranging from exchange programs for staff and students, to study abroad opportunities, through to pathways or dual degrees.   To expand SGU’s efforts of recruiting international students and enhance its global presence as a school of medicine, Jade Pearson’s higher education experience is a perfect match to the School of Medicine’s goals to further expand their collaboration efforts with universities around the ......read more

Business and Management Studies at Abu Dhabi University Receives a Global Ranking of 501-550 and a National Ranking of Four in 2022

Building on its successful track record with the QS World University Rankings,   • The College of Business at ADU received the esteemed ranking for its continued excellence in delivering Business and Management studies  • As part of its Business and Management studies, ADU offers a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with over 82 graduates since its inception in 2010, in addition to the UAE’s largest MBA program with over 900 enrolled students currently   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 07 April 2022: Building on the university’s exceptional track record, Business and Management studies at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) received a global ranking of 501-550 and a national ranking of four from the prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject. The ......read more

Ideacrate Opens New Orange Wheels Campus at Dubai Silicon Oasis

Dubai - April 7, 2022: Orange Wheels, a flagship brand of IdeaCrate Edutainment Company, opened its latest edutainment centre at Dubai Silicon Oasis. This is the second location of Orange Wheels in Dubai and the fourth in the UAE. Orange Wheels is a unique one-stop edutainment destination for children, aged six months to eight years set up in a creative, nature-centric and innovative environment.  Speaking at the launch, Ms. Shifa Yusuffali, CEO of IdeaCrate Edutainment Company, said, “This is yet another step to provide wholesome education to the young and curious minds. With the motto ‘Play, Discover, Create’, Orange Wheels offers a safe, clean, fun, and nurturing environment for children to enjoy unrestrained play time with immersive activities.”  “The evolutionary concept aims at the ......read more

New Secondary Campus of GEMS Legacy School

Dubai, UAE on April 4, 2022: ‘Pupils have arrived this morning to begin attending the new secondary campus of GEMS Legacy School. Principal Asha Alexander said "This is such a big day for the school. The teachers and support staff have worked so hard to prepare the facilities ready for some 550 students who will be using the new campus today. We still have capacity to grow further.” GEMS Legacy School was until 2021-22 a primary school known as The Kindergarten Starters school before it won KHDA approval to become a through school.

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130 int'l learners receive MBA from Italy's Guglielmo Marconi University through UAE's Eaton Business School

Eaton Business School has established itself as one of the most sought-after institutions for working professionals across the world. The Academic programmes and peer learning opportunities at EBS has now become a quite popular “Work-Life-Study” programme for the busy working executives in Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia to upskill themselves and climb up their career ladder.     Date: Sharjah, UAE, March 30, 2022   News Highlights:   1. The e-learning market in GCC countries will grow at 11 percent from 2021 to US$569.04 million in 2025;    2. The global online education market will reach US$585.48 billion by 2027, from US$269.87 billion in 2021;   3. The number of international degree-seeking students in the UAE witnessed a spike from 48,653 in 2011 ......read more

High Schools Students to Benefit from exciting Biotechnology Internships at the BITS Pilani Dubai Campus

• The on-campus internship program will spread over five working days during spring and summer breaks offering hands-on experience   • Students from grades 11 and 12 to be considered based on academic merit while the fee would be completely waived off ; biology teachers can also apply   • Students will be awarded with certificates at the end of the internship   29th March, 2022; Dubai, UAE: BITS Pilani Dubai Campus, offering Biotechnology Engineering program, has announced an exclusive internship program for high school students. The program will place interns in a meaningful training experience in diverse areas of biotechnology. The on-campus internship program will spread over five working days, initiating the students to the practical application of biotechnology while providing them ......read more

Creating an era of Spirituality, Atmasiddhi Shastra's Global Launch comes to Dubai

• The book is based on the fundamental truths of spirituality and has been lauded by global icons like the Honorable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, H.H. The Dalai Lama, Ratan Tata, Deepak Chopra and many more • The book will soon be available on Amazon for purchase globally, with the royalties being donated to support educational infrastructure in rural India.    25th March 2022, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In an era of emphasis on mental health and wellness, Atmasiddhi Shastra- Six Spiritual Truths of the Soul is a book that shines a light on self-improvement and spirituality. The launch took place on the 19th March, at the Crown Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Road,  will be attended by the book’s author, Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshji.    Atmasiddhi Shastra is a 142-verse masterpiece, ......read more

Hirschi Climbs Final Podium at Coppi & Bartali

3rd for Hirschi overall, Ulissi 10th on final day     Marc Hirschi completed a successful return to racing with 3rd place overall at the Coppi & Bartali stage race in Italy.     The final stage from Casalguidi to Cantagrillo (160km) was won by Josef Cerny (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) with Diego Ulissi coming home in 10th as part of an elite chasing group. Hirschi also finished in the group to secure his final podium.     The overall title went to Irishman Eddie Dunbar (Ineos-Grenadiers) with his teammate Ethan Hayter in second place.     Hirschi’s podium comes off the back of his win at Per Sempre Alfredo classic last weekend and confirmation of his strong form.   Marc Hirschi: “I’m happy with the podium, it was a hard and aggressive ......read more

UNESCO International Bureau of Education (UNESCO-IBE) and Dubai Cares Organize a High-Level Conference

UNESCO International Bureau of Education (UNESCO-IBE) and Dubai Cares organize a high-level conference to officially present their Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) toolkit developed for Eswatini, Lao PDR and Cameroon UAE, 28, March 2022:  After four years of fruitful partnership, UNESCO-IBE and Dubai Cares, a civil society organization formally associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications, held a conference on March 24-25, 2022, at the Dubai Cares’ pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai, to officially close their collaborative project "Building Resilient and Sustainable Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Systems". The conference which was attended by Ministers, curriculum experts and civil society representatives from the corresponding countries, presented six resource packs ......read more

Press Announcement Eaton Business School Reinforces UAE's Position as a Global Education Hub in the Middle East and Africa Region

Date: Sharjah, UAE, March 26, 2022   News Highlights:   The e-learning market in GCC countries will grow at 11 percent from 2021 to US$569.04 million in 2025;   The global online education market will reach US$585.48 billion by 2027, from US$269.87 billion in 2021;   As many as 120 students to graduate through a convocation later this month;   It's parent company Westford Education Group employs around 350 professionals and currently has more than 5,000 active students across the globe. More than 15,000 students from 130 nationalities have obtained degrees, making it the most cosmopolitan and global educational institution in the Middle East.   Eaton Business School, a premium online educational institution affiliated to a number of British and European universities and ......read more

Ibtikar Enables Open Access to Digital Library during UAE Month of Reading'

Al Diwan’s 1,000+ Arabic stories are now available without log-in throughout March Ibtikar, a UAE-based Educational Technology company, in cooperation with United Educational Publishing (UEP), a UAE-based Educational Press, has announced that 1,000+ Arabic stories on their reading platform, Al Diwan powered by Akadimi, is now available for access without log-in during the UAE Month of Reading this month.  By enabling open access to their Al Diwan digital reading platform for the first time, Ibtikar aims to encourage Arabic reading and re-ignite the passion for lifelong learning among public and private school students and UAE readers as a whole.  As a subsidiary of Yas Holding’s education division, Nebras Education Holding, Ibtikar’s initiative is aligned with its Group’s mission to invest in ......read more

National Center of Meteorology Marks World Meteorological Day

Day marked under slogan "Early Warning and Early Action"   • Dr. Abdulla Al Mandous: Anticipating climate phenomena and providing accurate data contribute to saving our planet   Abu Dhabi-UAE: 23 March, 2022 – National Center of Meteorology (NCM) marks World Meteorological Day, which falls on March 23 every year. World Meteorological Day is celebrated this year under the slogan "Early Warning and Early Action".   His Excellency Dr. Abdulla Al Mandous, Director-General of the National Center of Meteorology and President of the WMO Regional Association (Asia), said: “The celebration of World Meteorological Day 2022 under the theme “Early Warning and Early Action,” reflects the importance of keeping pace with climatic phenomena that affect social ......read more

St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, is Accepting Applications from Aspiring Medical Students for its August 2022 Intake

Following the success of its January 2022 cohort application window, SGU School of Medicine’s August 2022 intake is accepting inquiries from MENA students looking to become a doctor in the US or UK Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22, March 2022 – St. George’s University, Grenada, has announced it is accepting applications for its August 2022 intake from prospective medical students from the MENA region.  With the university’s January admissions program now closed, prospective students still have the opportunity to kick-start their medical education at the start of the next academic year.  The institution currently runs three intakes per year – in January, April and August – offering students of each cohort various advantages. Those joining in August benefit from alignment with the global ......read more

Shortlist Announced for International Prize for Arabic Fiction

• The shortlist comprises books by authors from six countries: Egypt, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Oman, and for the first time the UAE • One debut novelist and two former IPAF Nadwa participants make the 2022 shortlist     Tuesday 22 March 2022: Cairo Maquette by Tarek Imam, Rose’s Diary by Reem al-Kamali, Dilshad by Bushra Khalfan, The Prisoner of the Portuguese by Mohsine Loukili, The White Line of Night by Khaled Nasrallah and Bread on the Table of Uncle Milad by Mohamed Alnaas have today been announced as the shortlisted works for the 15th International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF). Each of the six shortlisted authors will receive $10,000, with the winner announced on 22 May receiving an additional $50,000.   The shortlist was revealed online by this year’s Chair of Judges Shukri ......read more

Five Colleges Financed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Inaugurated in Jordan

• Project has been implemented at a total cost of AED80.3m   • Initiative is part of the Public Universities Development Program that includes 27 projects worth AED466 million    ABU DHABI, 22 March 2022 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) participated in the inauguration of five colleges in Jordan, which were built with an ADFD funding of AED80.3 million (US$21.83m). The initiative is part of the Jordanian Public Universities Development Program that includes the implementation of 27 projects in the education sector at a total value of AED 466 million (US$126.87m) to boost the education sector. ADFD funded projects in various strategic sectors such as energy, transport, water and agriculture, health, and education. These projects were financed from the AED4.6 billion ($1.25 billion) the ......read more

SCCI Unveils New Logo of 32nd Sharjah Ramadan Festival 2022

Sharjah - 21 March 2022:  Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has unveiled the new logo of the 32nd Sharjah Ramadan Festival, which will kick off on April 2 and conclude on May 4, 2022, across various regions and cities of Sharjah during the holy month of Ramadan. The logo design is simple, and its characters look more aesthetic and attractive.  The dimensions, colors, and type of font look more harmonious reflecting the new start of the festival, while the colors used reflect joy, happiness, and atmosphere of the holy month.      Ibrahim Rashid Al Jarwan, General Coordinator of the festival, said: "The SCCI is constantly developing the activities and events of Sharjah Ramadan Festival to fit its renewed spirit and the same holds true for the festival logo. Sharjah Ramadan Festival is ......read more

Bodour Al Qasimi discusses Cultural Cooperation with the Governor General of Canada

Sharjah, March 19, 2022:  Bodour Al Qasimi, President of the International Publishers Association (IPA), met on Friday at the House of Wisdom (HoW), Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, the Governor General of Canada; her spouse, His Excellency Whit Grant Fraser; and HE Marcy Grossman, Ambassador of Canada to the UAE; in the presence of HE Fahad Saeed Al Raqbani, UAE Ambassador to Canada; Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer, Acting CEO of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (SHUROOQ) and Marwa Al Aqroubi, Director, House of Wisdom.  Bodour Al Qasimi welcomed HE Mary Simon who is visiting the UAE for the first time, and took a tour of the iconic cultural centre, during which they discussed a wide range of topics on the cultural and publishing sectors. They also explored cooperation opportunities to advance the output of ......read more

Writer Relocations, GEMS Education Join Hands to Ease School Search for Families Relocating to UAE

● Priority placement and advance seat confirmation during relocation to provide seamless access to quality education Dubai, 17 March 2022: India’s leading relocation company, Writer Relocations (a business division of Writer Business Services), having a major presence in the UAE, has announced its collaboration with GEMS Education, one of the largest K-12 private education providers in the world, to provide a seamless admission process for the children of relocating families moving to the UAE. The aim is to ease the stress of hundreds of relocating families by using Writer Relocations and securing school seats for their children within the GEMS Education network, which offers the widest choice of schools in the country.  Writer Relocations, which handles over 8,000 relocations every year, has seen an upsurge in ......read more

Sharjah Private Education Authority launches its Strategy 2022-2024 and reviews achievements of the first edition

The Strategy reflects ambitious visions of H.H. the Ruler of Sharjah and Sharjah’s directions Dr Muhadditha Al Hashimi: Under the guidance and vision of HH the Ruler of Sharjah, we will continue to improve the efficiency of our educational system to enhance the role of education Ali Al Hosani: The development of the educational sector in the emirate is the result of the smart approach, wise guidance, and direct support of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi   A panel of 25 government and educational leaders, along with 11 educational experts from government, private, and international institutions, participated in designing the new strategy The strategy, which outlines some of the key features of SPEA’s future initiatives, is aligned with the visions of H.H. the Ruler of Sharjah and the ......read more

UAEJJF Joins Forces with ADEK to Promote ‘Abu Dhabi Reads'

Noura Al Shemiri, Emirati author of Jiu-Jitsu-themed “Hosn Al Emarat” books, will participate in a story-telling session at Umm Al Emarat Park on March 18 and 20 Abu Dhabi, March 16, 2022: UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), the nation’s governing body for the sport, has partnered with the Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) to support Abu Dhabi Reads, an initiative designed to foster reading as a daily habit across many of the UAE capital’s communities.  Emirati author Noura Al Shemiri will read her own book series Hosn Al Emarat to children at Umm Al Emarat Park on the 18th and 20th of March as part of the UAE Reading Month celebrations. The jiu-jitsu-themed book collection was released by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation last year and teaches children about the UAE's culture, traditions, and ......read more

Science Students Recycle Materials to Create Their Winning Entries in the Henkel Forscherwelt Science Lab School Competition

Three students were recognized for their outstanding designs by Talib Abdul Kareem Julfar, CEO Infrastructure Services Sector at Dubai Municipality; Csaba Szendrei, President Henkel GCC, and German Consul General, Holger Mahnicke, at the German Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai  UAE, Dubai, 16 March 2022: The winning students in the Forscherwelt Science Lab competition have been announced at the German Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. In an award ceremony led by Csaba Szendrei, President Henkel GCC last Thursday; Aliya Abdul Gafoor from Woodlem Park School, Riya Wynn from Gulf Indian High School, and Amaal Hamad from GEMS FirstPoint School, were celebrated for their creative designs, which stood out to the judges amongst the submissions from over 1,000 students aged 7 to 11 from 14 schools across Dubai. The science competition was ......read more

Stars of London's West End Coach budding Actors at GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis

• West End stars hosted acting and vocal workshops for BTEC and primary students • WSO is the GEMS Centre of Excellence for Performance and Theatre Technology • Week-long residency is part of collaboration between WSO and Arts International   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: West End stage actors Sarah Earnshaw, best known for playing Glinda in Wicked, and Luke Bayer, who starred as Jamie in Everyone’s Talking about Jamie, recently held a week-long residency at GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis (WSO).   Joining the school’s Performing Arts Team, Sarah and Luke led workshops in vocal training, held question and answer sessions about the theatre and entertainment industry for BTEC Performing Arts students, and worked closely throughout the week with Year 5 and 6 primary ......read more

Procter & Gamble Launches the First ever UAE Women Entrepreneurs Academy in partnership with WEConnect International

From March 7-9, P&G’s Women Entrepreneurs Academy will conduct industry wide training for 20 high-level women executives and business owners in the UAE UAE – 10 March 2022: Procter & Gamble Middle East FZE kickstarted its Women Entrepreneurs Academy scheduled from March 7-9 in its MENA Innovation Centre Dubai offices in collaboration with WEConnect International, as part of its ongoing commitment to equality and inclusion. The first of its kind in the region, the P&G Women Entrepreneurs Academy program invites female business-owners based in the UAE to participate in competitive training opportunities ahead of industry-wide digitization, further cementing the brand’s efforts to creating an inclusive, gender-equal environment.  The program offers a total of 8 training sessions across leadership and ......read more

Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Challenges Students to Embrace Global Citizenship

• Ban Ki-moon opens GEMS World Academy Model United Nations conference • Eighth UN Secretary-General is the official Ambassador for the Dubai IB school • His Excellency encourages youth to take ownership and drive positive change   Dubai, United Arab Emirates: GEMS World Academy – Dubai recently welcomed back on campus its official Ambassador, His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, to open the school’s Model United Nations (MUN) conference, which involved students from across Dubai in a three-day programme of wide-ranging debates.   The globally-respected statesman addressed the theme of this year’s conference – ‘Escaping the Shackles of a Post-Crisis World’ – in his opening address to students, in which he talked ......read more

GEMS World Academy Confronts the Hidden Hurdles Women Face for IWD 2022

GEMS World Academy, a GEMS Education school that follows the International Baccalaureate curriculum, launched Hidden in Plain Sight for International Women’s Day 2022. Comprising a social exercise for students created and filmed on-site at GEMS World Academy in Dubai, Hidden in Plain Sight pits boys vs. girls in a hidden obstacle race, ultimately demonstrating the hidden challenges girls and women face throughout their lives. The campaign communicates the school’s commitment to teaching girls and boys about gender equality from a young age.   

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Emirates Literature Foundation and Wikimedians of the UAE Celebrate International Women's Day with Editathon

 Event aims to narrow the gap between the number of pages for Emirati men and women on Wikipedia   Dubai, UAE, 3 March 2022: The Emirates Literature Foundation and the Wikimedians of the UAE user group have issued an open invitation to the Wikipedia community in the UAE to celebrate Women's Day with action. Hosting an editathon event dedicated to recognising Emirati women’s achievements at both a local and international levels, the target is to create a minimum of 50 new Wikipedia pages for notable Emirati women. Pages can be created in Arabic, English or both.    The event will open with a short greeting from Maryana Iskander, Chief Executive Officer of the Wikimedia Foundation, and Ahlam Bolooki, Director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature and leader of the UAE Wikimedia User ......read more

‘Abu Dhabi Reads' Back on Track with Enriching Program for UAE Reading Month

• Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge organizes a series of school and community activities • Library on Wheels to offer book-swapping opportunities during tours across schools and key landmarks in Abu Dhabi • Weekend activations at Umm Al Emarat Park include workshops, storytelling sessions, puppet theatres and more   Abu Dhabi, UAE- 1, March 2022: Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has set the stage for the return of ‘Abu Dhabi Reads’ this March to celebrate UAE Reading Month.    Designed to foster reading as a daily habit among all community segments, ‘Abu Dhabi Reads’ is in line with the national ‘UAE Reads’ campaign objectives of enriching reading culture and building a future generation of leaders equipped with ......read more

GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail partners with entrepreneurial edtech firm 8billionideas

• WEK is first UAE school to form strategic partnership with edtech platform • Students’ future-focused learning will be enhanced with real business skills • Programme weaves entrepreneurship and social enterprise into curriculum   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - March 01, 2022: Students at GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail are set to gain enhanced real-world, practical business skills thanks to a new strategic partnership between the school and innovative education platform 8billionideas that focuses on weaving entrepreneurship and social enterprise into core curriculum subjects.   The new partnership is part of the school’s future-focused ‘Primary Connected Curriculum’ approach, which provides all students with the opportunity to learn contemporary world-of-work ......read more

Adek Launches New Training Pathway in Hospitality Sector at Al Karamah Training Institute to Enhance Workplace Inclusion Avenues for Students of Determination

• Al Karamah Training Institute (AKTI) partners Il Caffé Di Roma to open a student-operated outlet located at the institute • Inclusive hospitality training scheme opens career pathways for students of determination and empowers them to be active members of society   Abu Dhabi, UAE- 17, February 2022: The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has launched a new hospitality training program for students of determination studying at Al Karamah Training Institute (AKTI), the first professional training center in the UAE for Emirati students on the autism spectrum, in partnership with Il Caffé Di Roma chain in Abu Dhabi.   Based out of Il Caffè Di Roma on the grounds of the purpose-built AKTI within Al Karamah School, the new skills development scheme offers a range of vocational ......read more

JC Chaudhry achieves the First Guinness World Record on Numerology, first of 2022

Guinness World Record Adjudicator Swapnil Dangarikar handed over the World Record to JC Chaudhry  JC Chaudhry, one of India’s top numerologists has set a new world record for the largest digital numerology lesson, educating about the 5,000 year old science. The first ever Guinness World Record in Numerology and the first world record of 2022 was achieved by one of India’s top numerologists JC Chaudhry educating about the ancient science to around 6000 participants. Enthusiasts of numerology joined from USA, UK, Middle East and India.  The initiative was organised by CNPL (Chaudhry Nummero Pvt Ltd) and Indian Institute of Numerology to create awareness regarding numerology which was prevalent across ancient cultures like Greece, Egypt, China, Chaldea and India.  Swapnil Dangarikar, the Guinness ......read more

'UNHCR Partners with Merex to Support Higher Education Opportunities for Refugees through “Aiming Higher”

UNHCR partners with Merex to support higher education opportunities for refugees through “Aiming Higher” UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has organized a 5-month public engagement campaign in Dubai, UAE, in partnership with Merex Investment Group, a joint venture between Brookfield Asset Management and Dubai Holding, which seeks to raise funds for UNHCR’s ‘Aiming Higher’ programme to support refugee tertiary education worldwide. Merex Investment Group has provided UNHCR with spaces at their destinations in Dubai, including City Walk, La Mer and The Beach, where booths have been set up since early November 2021 to engage with the public to raise awareness, and allow visitors to express their solidarity, and provide donations for tertiary education and university scholarships for aspiring refugee ......read more

Lenovo and GEMS Education Launch Region's First Dedicated Esports Zone in a School

• The world’s leading PC manufacturer joins forces with one of the largest K-12 private education providers globally to illustrate the power and potential of gaming  • The collaboration sees Lenovo Esports technology integrated into a state-of-the-art gaming zone at GEMS Modern Academy, with GEMS FirstPoint School – The Villa to follow and potential for wider regional rollout    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 14, 2022: GEMS Education and Lenovo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to accelerate opportunities for students in gaming, powered by the rollout of the Lenovo Esports program – a bespoke gaming solution for K-12 and university institutions with an interest in advancing their gaming offering.   As part of the collaboration, Lenovo has ......read more

After a Successful First Season, Registrations for the Upcoming Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports are Officially Open in the UAE

● Following the announcement of Amazon as an official partner to the competition, the arrival of new names to the competition like Samsung and Lifebuoy, is set to take the competition to new heights.   ● The league will set the stage for Amazon MENA Masters Finals, the culmination of the Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports roadmap, where UAE teams will represent their country in the regional championship.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 14 February 2022- Successfully closing off its first-ever season in the region, Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports gets ready for a much anticipated second season in the United Arab Emirates.   Operated by MTE, GGTech’s regional subsidiary, Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports UAE is part of the global Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports environment, which has been driving top-tier ......read more

Highlights from the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature'

Saturday, 14 February:  Packed programme offers high stakes fashion, murder and global leadership Saturday marked the penultimate day of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, which featured a robust selection of sessions for fans (young AND old) of fiction and non-fiction!  House of Gucci author Sara Gay Forden discussed the infamous family behind her bestselling non-fiction biography of the brand, covering generations of the Guccio family and the evolution of the Italian fashion industry. She also and shared her feelings on the recent film starring Lady Gaga.  TV hosts and cooking experts Dr Rupy Aujla and Zahra Abdalla discussed how they each approach cooking traditional dishes without swapping ingredients and the power of communal eating. Acclaimed bestselling crime author Mark Billingham regaled ......read more

“We have to be Smart, and we have to be Informed”, says Sara Gay Forden at Emirates LitFest Session about the Evils of the Internet

Dubai, UAE, 12 February 2022: Journalist and author Sara Gay Forden shared her insights into how a handful of Big Tech companies is affecting the lives of the general public on a global scale. Speaking at the 14th annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, one of the world’s leading literary festival, Forden drew on her background with Bloomberg News in Washington, D.C., leading a team that covers lobbying and the challenges faced by big technology companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Google. Speaking about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Sara Gay Forden said: “It showed us how far we have come in the last 30 years. It was inconceivable that these companies would amass this power – I would argue that they have more power than government. They have so much data.”  Appearing at the Emirates ......read more

Winners Announced for 2022 School Librarian of the Year Award

Outstanding individuals honoured for influential role in engaging students with literature   Dubai, UAE, 10 February 2022:  In a prestigious ceremony held today at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (3-13 February 2022) the winners of the School Librarian of the Year Awards were announced. The highly-prized awards are presented by the Emirates Literature Foundation, in association with The Executive Council of Dubai, to recognise those individuals who have shown exceptional commitment in promoting reading for pleasure among their students and in raising academic and literacy standards in the school.   “The School Librarian of the Year award is is part of a comprehensive strategy to grow generations of educated students with a thirst for research and knowledge. The strategy does this by ......read more

GEMS Al Khaleej International School welcomes Students onto Brand New Campus

• Move from Al Garhoud to Al Warqa 4, first announced in 2021, now complete • Students enjoy exciting first day in state-of-the-art, purpose-built new building • Expansive site offers enhanced facilities with increased capacity of 4,000 pupils   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates:  GEMS Al Khaleej International School today welcomed students onto its brand new state-of-the-art campus for the very first time, signalling the successful completion of the school’s move from its old site in Al Garhoud to Al Warqa 4 announced in August last year.   The opening of the new purpose-built school building marks the start of an exciting new chapter for the school, which this year celebrates 30 years of serving the Dubai community with distinction.   Ghadeer Abu-Shamat, Superintendent/CEO, ......read more

Craft of Fine Handwriting Celebrated at The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

• Winners are announced of the Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai Children’s Letter Writing Competition   Dubai, UAE, 9 February 2022: The craft of fine handwriting was celebrated today at The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature with a special ceremony to honour the winners of the Royal Grammar School (RGS) Guildford Dubai Children’s Letter Writing Competition.      Celebrating beautiful penmanship, the RGS Guildford Dubai Children’s Letter Writing Competition gives young people the chance to show off their letter writing skills, recognising both the aesthetic of fine handwriting and the art of composing a well-crafted message. Letters were written to an author who had inspired the entrant, taking into account the positive theme of this year’s Festival, ‘Here Comes ......read more

Winners of Poetry for All Competition Announced at Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

Dubai, 8 February 2022: The UAE’s young poetry performers were celebrated today at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature at a special ceremony to honour the winners of the Poetry for All Competition, sponsored by Emirates NBD. The annual competition for pupils aged 8-18 gives young people the chance to show off their oratory and performance skills with individual interpretations of favourite poems, which this year were performed virtually.  Winners were chosen by a panel of Festival poets and judges including festival poets Afra Atiq, Danabelle Gutierrez and Rochelle Potkar.    The Poetry for All competition attracted more than 680 entrants in English and Arabic, competing across the two age group categories of the competition, 8-13 and 14-18.    This is the sixth year that Emirates NBD ......read more

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