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

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

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

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

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

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

Pearson launches Teacher Professional Development Service in the Middle East

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

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

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

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

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

UAE IAA Celebrates HASAAD Program's 3rd Batch Graduation

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

Airbus continues to foster talent development among UAE youth

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

Applications open for startAD Incubator January 2017

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

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

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

8th Skyline Inter-School Sports Festival 2016

Dubai, UAE, December 22, 2016:   The 8th Skyline Inter-School Sports Festival 2016 has received an overwhelming participation of more than 1,400 students from 42 schools in the UAE. Today, November 29, 2016, as the Sports Festival has come to its last day, the students gave their best efforts to win the titles in Basketball, Table Tennis, Cricket, and Football. The whole management of Skyline University College congratulates all the winners of this year’s sports festival and extends its most sincere gratitude to everyone’s eager participation. The 8th Skyline Inter-School Sports Festival 2016 winners are: Football: Winner: PHILADELPHIA PRIVATE SCHOOL DUBAI Runner up: WESTMINSTER SCHOOL DUBAI Cricket: Winner: OUR OWN ENGLISH SCHOOL SHARJAH Runners up: OUR OWN AL WARQA’A Table Tennis more

Skyline University College Signed an MOU with Union Coop

Dubai, UAE, December 21, 2016:  Skyline University College has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Union Coop on December 7, 2016 at SUC campus. SUC Deputy Director for Public Relations Mr. Firas Al Tabbaa and Union Coop HR Deputy Manager Mr. Omar Khalifa Al Gaiz signed the MOU on behalf of their respective organizations. Also present in the signing ceremony was Deputy Director for Marketing and Admissions Mr. Rakesh Gaur, Corporate Affairs Office head Mr. Muhammad Rasheed Khalid, SUC professors Dr. Anil Dubey, Dr. Ajith Kumar, and Union Coop Content Writer Mr. Marwan Walid Al-Quran.  SUC and Union Coop has agreed a 1.5M worth of scholarship to be granted to the employees of Union Coop, community engagement and CSR activities, career opportunities, internship programs for SUC students, and training opportunities more

ISAS Student Council body braces for the new academic year

Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2016:  International School of Arts and Sciences (ISAS), managed by leading academic solutions provider Academia Management Solutions International (AMSI), recently elected its Student Council committee for the academic year of 2016-2017. Election of the Student Council is a key activity of the school and provides students with the opportunity to hone and deploy communication, planning and organizational skills.  Teachers and other school staff also use the election period as a training ground to cultivate the spirit of competition, responsibility and team-work. Students are encouraged to hold community service initiatives and demonstrate their capability to execute events and projects. This year, election campaigns aligned themselves with the vision of United Arab Emirates to spread happiness, more

Reach Opens Registration for 2017 Mentoring Program for Women Professionals

15th December  2016, Dubai, UAE:  Reach, the first structured mentoring and leadership program for women professionals in the Middle East, has opened registration for its 2017 mentoring programme. The non-profit organization, which has already seen more than 200 women complete its one-year programme, offers women in the workforce an unrivalled opportunity to be mentored by men and women at the pinnacle of their careers.   Registration is conducted online at and is open to women of all nationalities with a minimum of two years in the workforce.  There is no fee for the program, but a strong level of commitment is required. Offered in two cohorts (January and April 2017), the Reach programs match mentors with mentees for a year-long mentoring relationship that is overseen by a professional more

Accenture Inspires Abu Dhabi Students to Learn Coding Through ‘Hour of Code' Campaign

Dubai, UAE, December 15, 2016:  Accenture, in collaboration with to support Hour of Code, has teamed up with Australian School of Abu Dhabi in the capital emirate of Abu Dhabi, as part of its global educational movement to computer science and computer programming. Accenture employees in more than 200 cities across 55 countries, have pledged to complete more than 10,000 Hours of Code during Computer Science Education Week. In the UAE, the leading global professional services company joined the international campaign through a one-hour session at the Australian School of Abu Dhabi with 29 of its students. According to the World Economic Forum’s January 2016 report, 65 percent of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new jobs that do not exist yet. Last year, there more

The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education Expands Scholarship Opportunities for Emirati and Arab Youth to 10 Partner Universities Across the Globe

Foundation to Fund STEM Education at the World’s Top Universities Dubai, UAE – 12th December 2016:  The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE), one of the largest privately funded philanthropic education initiatives in the world, has today announced the ten university partners for the 2017 cycle of its scholarship program. This news reflects the Foundation’s commitment to supporting the UAE’s Vision 2021 and to equip Emirati and Arab youth with the knowledge they need to become the future leaders of the region through undergraduate and graduate scholarships. Starting from Fall 2017, Al Ghurair Scholars will be able to attend one of six new partner universities outside the Arab World, in addition to the Foundation’s four existing partner universities in the Arab World. These include more

NYU Abu Dhabi Graduate Selected as Schwarzman Scholar for Study in China

Abu Dhabi, December 7, 2016:  NYU Abu Dhabi graduate Mohammed Omar has been selected as a 2017 Schwarzman Scholar, an honor that will support master’s degree study at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Roxanne Roman and Jacko Walz, seniors at NYU Shanghai, as well as Anushka Prasad, a 2013 graduate of NYU’s College of Arts and Science, were also among the 129 chosen.  The 2017 Schwarzman Scholars, founded by Blackstone Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Stephen A. Schwarzman, include students from 30 countries and 75 universities with 45 percent from the United States, 20 percent from China, and 35 percent from the rest of the world. Scholars pursue degrees in Public Policy, Economics & Business, and International Studies, and spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and more

Skyline University College (SUC) Signed an MOU with Centena Group

Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2016:  Skyline University College (SUC) has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Centena Group on November 17, 2016. SUC COEC, Mr. Nitin Anand and Centena Group Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Sanjay Raghunath signed the MOU in the presence of their respective parties.  The MOU highlights a 1.5 million worth of SUC scholarship grant to the employees of Centena Group, collaborative community engagements of organizations, career opportunities for SUC alumni, and use of SUC campus facilities for future events and gatherings of Centena Group among others.  Centena Group is over three-decade-old company who has well proven their rightful place in delivering excellent and innovative solutions in the field of science and technology in various industries such as maritime, more

Skyline University College (SUC) signed an MOU with E-Durar

Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2016:  Skyline University College (SUC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with eDurar on November 14, 2016, at SUC campus. SUC Deputy Director for Marketing and Public Relations, Mr. Firas Al Tabbaa and eDurar CEO, Mr. Mohammad Miqdadi signed the MOU on behalf of their respective parties. eDurar Relationship Manager Mr. Burhan Qazi, SUC Corporate Affairs Head Mr. Muhammad Rasheed Khalid, and SUC Associate Professor Dr. Riktesh Srivastava stood witness of the partnership made. The highlights of the MOU are a 1 million worth of scholarship grant to eDurar employees, community engagements on corporate social responsibility initiative of both organizations, career opportunities that include campus recruitment and internship programs, case study development, program reviews, and use of facilities among more

Six students in UAE top the world in Cambridge exams

Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2016:  Cambridge International Examinations is delighted to announce the winners of the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards in United Arab Emirates. The awards celebrate the outstanding academic achievements of secondary school learners in the United Arab Emirates in the June 2016 Cambridge examination series. Many schools will be hosting individual awards ceremonies to celebrate their learners’ achievements.  77 learners will receive awards for exceptional performance in Cambridge examinations, including 6 learners who achieved the highest marks in the world and 46 learners who attained the highest marks in the United Arab Emirates in a single subject.  The awards also celebrate the achievements of those learners  who have been recognised for ‘High Achievement’ more

H.H. Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Attends Knowledge Summit 2016 Opening Ceremony

Speakers included H.E. Jamal bin Huwaireb, Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Ban Ki-moon, the UNDP’s Sophie de Caen, and Al Arabiya’s Turki Aldakhil Dubai, December 6, 2016:  His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, attended the opening ceremony of the Knowledge Summit 2016, being organised by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) on December 5-7, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt Dubai hotel. Bearing the theme “Knowledge… Present and Future”, the three-day Summit is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as well as under the directives and in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of MBRF. more

Emirati Student Wins National Day Weekend Community Robotics Challenge Hosted by Lockheed Martin

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4 December 2016:  More than 161 youth participated in Lockheed Martin’s National Day Weekend Community Robotics Challenge, held 1-3 December at Lockheed Martin’s Center for Innovation & Security Solutions based in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. Three teams were awarded for designing, building, and programming a robot to clear as much debris from the competition field within 90 seconds. The award categories included the Competition Winner, the Most Innovation Team, and the Most Collaborative Team.  Ahmed Mohammed Alaseery, an Emirati student from Al Suqoor School Abu Dhabi, was awarded Competition Winner, for designing a robot with a modifiable arm that extended to clear the debris more effectively.  The competition offered students a real-life application of physical engineering and more

AMSI school students visit Dubai Police Stations to convey appreciation for their contribution to the UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (December 3, 2016):  Students from Academia Management Solutions International (AMSI), a leading academic solutions provider which manages both ISAS and Al Mawakeb Schools visited 11 Dubai Police Stations to thank the staff and convey appreciation for their services on the occasion of UAE National Day. The students spent time interacting with the police staff and also presented framed messages of appreciation to them for their commitment to ensuring the safety and security of the UAE community while upholding the law of the land backed by their dedication to maintaining the highest levels of  excellence and quality standards.  AMSI school staff and students celebrated the 45th UAE National Day through numerous cultural and traditional festivities at its schools. The various schools were more

Skyline University College (SUC) 3rd Counselor Workshop attended by 50 schools from UAE

Sharjah, UAE, November 29, 2016:   Skyline University College (SUC) and The Young Vision (TYV) magazine organized the 3rd “Let’s Talk” Counselor Workshop on November 28, 2016 and was participated in by more than 80 counselors from various schools in the UAE. The speakers of the event were SUC Associate Professor Dr. Mohit Vij, Arabian Wellness & Lifestyle Management LLC Director Professor Adrian Kennedy, and LifeWorks Personal Development Trainers Dr. Lavina Ahuja and Dr. Shankar S. Kuchibatla. The speakers addressed the topics of Importance of Social Networking, School Health Programs, and Self-Doubt and Negative Thinking respectively.  The counselor workshop aimed at providing trainings and lectures that are necessary to improve and strengthen the skills and knowledge of school counselors from the more

Skyline University College (SUC) organized its first Job Fair for all its Alumni

Sharjah, UAE, November 29, 2016:   Skyline University College (SUC) held its first SUC Job Fair 2016 at SUC campus on November 27, 2016. SUC Founder President Mr. Kamal Puri graced the occasion and inaugurated the event that was attended by 29 companies from UAE.  After the inauguration of the job fair and while interviews are ongoing, Mr. Kamal Puri took time to meet each company for a brief introduction and to know more about the companies’ objectives on this particular job search event.  On his welcome remarks, he addressed the efforts of the participating companies and shared with them the skills and the knowledge that SUC students have over the course of their higher education pursuit. The event was exclusively organized for all SUC Alumni including the newest graduates of Academic Year 2015-2016. The SUC more

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