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‘Growing Together' … Kalimat's Message to Society on their Tenth Anniversary

Series of celebratory events being held on the side-lines of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival  Sharjah, 22 April 2017 To mark 10 years of success in publishing, Kalimat Publishing House – a Kalimat Group subsidiary, chose World Book Day 2017 to organise a series of celebratory events under the slogan, ‘Growing Together’ at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF 2017). The celebrations were as much for the generation of readers who have grown up reading Kalimat’s titles, as well as authors; some of who debuted with Kalimat in 2007. Kalimat organised a series of activities showcasing its experiences in the children’s book market, and interactive workshops that explored new storytelling and performing methods. Among other activities were reading sessions, performances, ......read more

Sharjah Book Authority and National Library of Serbia Sign MoU at SCRF 2017

Step to strengthen ties with one of East Europe’s best public libraries  Sharjah, 22 April 2017:  In a bid to exchange literary prowess and build cross-cultural bridges, Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) and National Library of Serbia (NLS) have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pave the way for effective strategic collaborations in cultural and literary areas. This landmark step was taken at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF 2017), running at Sharjah’s Expo Centre until 29 April.  The agreement is a culmination of a series of meetings between SBA and NLS officials over the past years – all aimed at boosting collaboration and highlighting the other’s cultural, literary and artistic products at exhibitions, book fairs, festivals, presentations, conferences, ......read more

NYU Abu Dhabi collaborates to host 11th Annual MENASA NASPA Conference

Keynote remarks offered by His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, UAE Minister of State for Higher Education Abu Dhabi, April 22, 2017:  NYU Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) Office of Campus Life hosted the 11th Annual MENASA NASPA Conference from April 18-20 at NYUAD’s campus on Saadiyat Island . The conference offered 175 student affairs professionals the opportunity to discuss new approaches, challenges and ideas across higher education in the region.  As part of the annual program for NASPA, a professional association based in the United States for student affairs administrators, the event featured a two-part agenda that provided participants with a diverse platform for discussion on the subject of contemporary trends in higher education. His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, the Minister of State for Higher ......read more

Abdullah Ammar Crowned Winner of Arab Reading Challenge in Egypt

Minister of Education honours ARC participants and winners Egypt: 19 April, 2017: Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Tarek Al Shawki and ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi. His Excellency honoured Abdullah Ammar, the Egypt ARC champion who is in the 5th grade at Al Noor School for the Blind in Ismailia, Fathia Sayed Abdel Razzaq, the winner of the distinguished supervisor award and Hassan Abu Bakr School, the winner of the best school award for the state. ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi said, “We are pleased with the sheer size and level of participation that we saw in Egypt, and the support we received from the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Tarek Al Shawki. One of the challenges behind ARC is to ......read more

Emirates Diplomatic Academy Unveils Consultation Report to United Nations Secretary-General in New York

Document by EDA’s Tom Fletcher highlights role of technology in delivering on UN’s mandate in 21st century Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 April, 2017 – Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s leading international relations and diplomacy, education, executive training and research institution, unveiled a consultation report titled ‘United Networks: Can Technology Help the UN Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century?’ The document enlists a set of 20 recommendations to the UN Secretary-General on managing the shift to a hyperconnected world without compromising the values upon which the institution was founded. Tom Fletcher, Special Advisor to the President of EDA, authored the report with the support of EDA. During the launch event in New York, people from around the world were invited to advise on how ......read more

20 UAE Nationals Experience the Excitement of Cutting-Edge Research During Week-Long Internship at Masdar Institute

Participants Experienced Hands-On Labs on Mini-Satellites, 3D Printing, Fuel Cells, Waste-to-Energy and Carbon Capture Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 April, 2017 – The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology a research-driven graduate-level institution focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, hosted a group of 20 UAE national undergraduate students who learned cutting-edge research techniques as part of the Institute’s yearly Ektashif Spring 2017 internship program. Masdar Institute is part of the newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology, The one-week residential program that targets talented undergraduate students majoring in science, engineering or information technology, was organized from 1-6 April at Masdar Institute. The program serves as an avenue of discovery for renewable energy, ......read more

Masdar Institute Professor Wins Khalifa Award for Education 2017

Dr Hassan A. Arafat Named ‘Distinguished University Professor in Scientific Research’ in UAE and Arab World Category Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 April, 2017 – His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and the Chairman of the Council of Trustees of the Khalifa Award for Education, presented the prestigious award to Dr. Hassan Arafat, Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. Masdar Institute is a research-driven graduate-level institution focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, and a part of the newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology. Dr. Arafat won the ‘Distinguished University Professor in the Field of Scientific Research’ award in the ‘Higher ......read more

Dubai Professor Appointed Advisor on Strategic Planning to the Pacific Nation of Kiribati

Prof. Franco Gandolfi, dean of Canadian University Dubai, advises the government on obtaining foreign aid Dubai, April 18, 2017: Canadian University Dubai’s (CUD) Dean of Faculty of Management and School of Business Administration, Prof. Franco Gandolfi, was recently invited to act as a strategic advisor to the South Pacific nation of Kiribati to help them obtain financial aid from donors and development partners.    In addition, Prof. Franco also conducted a week of intensive workshops on strategic planning and foresight for mid-level and senior-level public servants across all 12 of the government’s ministries.   Prof. Franco, who first worked with the island nation when he was Dean of the Faculty of Business & Economics at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji Islands,  spent two weeks ......read more

UK/UAE 2017 Debuts British Sculptors and Oxford Biologists at Think Science

Dubai, 18 April 2017: As part of its UK/UAE 2017 initiative, the British Council is organising an artistic installation and programme of workshops and talks at Think Science 2017 (18-20 April), a platform for UAE youth designed to develop their knowledge of science and technology. The “Sugar Science” art and science project will bring British architectural sculptors Brendan Jamison and Mark Revels to the UAE for the first time, while University of Oxford professors will give a series of talks providing insight into the wonders of biochemistry. UK/UAE 2017 is a yearlong festival of cultural exchange between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, which celebrates the long-standing relationship between the two countries and looks to strengthen existing cultural and economic ties. The programme is supported by ......read more

Yahsat Space Laboratory Launched at Masdar Institute

Laboratory to Provide Students and Faculty with Facilities Required to Construct, Test and Launch Miniature CubeSat Satellite   Abu Dhabi-UAE: 17 April, 2017 – The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a research-driven graduate-level institution focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, and Al Yahsat Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), have announced the launch of the Yahsat Space Laboratory. Masdar Institute is a part of the newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology.   Launched by officials from Masdar Institute, Yahsat and Orbital ATK, the lab responds to the UAE leadership’s call to develop and advance technologies within the space sector and to make continuing strides toward the UAE’s advanced space ambitions.  The new lab has been designed to ......read more

Jafza and Danube Group to develop employee skills in free zone

Training centre to offer free courses to further careers Dubai, United Arab Emirates 17 April, 2017: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a DP World Company and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the Middle East region and Africa and Danube Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to train and develop unskilled workers in the free zone at the Danube Welfare Center. The MoU was signed between Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO of Jafza and Senior Vice President & Managing Director of DP World - UAE Region and Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman of Danube Group, in the presence of senior officials. It will create a non-profit local training centre delivering free seminars, lectures and a comprehensive curriculum.   Sultan Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone ......read more

Khalifa University of Science & Technology - Petroleum Institute - Hosts the Annual Open Day at Sas Al Nakhl Campus

First-hand Experience with Professors and Senior Students •    Outstanding high school students and their families from across the UAE attended the annual event this year •    12 undergraduate programs in different fields of science and engineering are offered by  Khalifa University of Science and Technology Abu Dhabi, 16 April 2017 – The Petroleum Institute, a part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology, yesterday hosted its Annual Open Day event at Sas Al Nakhl campus. The event was attended by outstanding high school students and their families from across the UAE.  During the event, the university highlighted the various under and post graduate programs it offers to future innovators. It also provided students with the opportunity to learn more about the ......read more

Emirates Diplomatic Academy separately partners with Delma Institute and Georgetown University to organise Simulation Week

Local and international experts train the UAE’s future diplomats for negotiation and conflict resolution Abu Dhabi-UAE: 15 April, 2017 – Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s leading international relations and diplomacy, education, executive training and research institution, organised a five-day Simulation Week covering negotiations and conflict situations. The first part of the activities was organized in collaboration with the Delma Institute, and the second part with Georgetown University’s “Institute for the Study of Diplomacy”.  Throughout the week, EDA students improved their understanding of strategic planning for negotiations and practiced solving hypothetical dilemmas, such as the Kashmir conflict and cyber warfare incidents. Preparation for the activities included a ......read more

Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi inaugurates Gulf Education and Training Exhibition 2017

Show throws spotlight on Occupational & Industry, Professional Development & Continuing Education  Dubai, April 13, 2017 – His Excellency Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi Minister of State for Higher Education, opened today (Thursday, April 13, 2017) the 29th edition of the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX), the leading student recruitment platform in the Middle East and Asia, at the Sheikh Saeed Halls of the Dubai International Convention Center. The region’s most trusted education, training and professional development event is being held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Education and organized by International Conferences and Exhibitions (IC&E). Running until April 15, 2017, the exhibition will focus on General, Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Occupational and ......read more

Abu Dhabi University to Open New Campus in Dubai

ADU’s expansion drive aligned with its academic excellence strategy Ali Saeed Bin Harmal: Opening of new campus articulates leadership vision to galvanise efforts towards building a knowledge economy Abu Dhabi, 13 April, 2017: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) announced today its plans to open a new campus in Dubai offering master’s degree programmes in law, business and engineering. The announcement was made during ADU’s participation in Gulf Education & Training Exhibition (GETEX), the leading student recruitment event currently underway in Dubai. The university’s expansion drive is aligned with its strategy adopted since its inception in 2003 to promote academic excellence and continuous growth. It is based on intensive studies that identified the current and future requirements of the labor market as ......read more

Dubai International Academic City Celebrates 10 Years of Landmark Growth & Higher Education Achievements

A decade after its launch, DIAC is now a leading international education hub with 23 universities from nine countries and over 25,000 students DIAC attributes its success to its “Incubator” business model, where academic partners are encouraged to start small, demonstrate value, and grow organically. Dubai-UAE: 13 April, 2017 – Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) this week marked 10 years of remarkable growth and achievements in the field of higher education, attributing its success to attracting academic partners focused on providing high-impact education. With the highest concentration of International Branch Campuses (IBC’s) in the world, and a plethora of opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities, Dubai has emerged as a world class education hub for domestic and overseas students seeking ......read more

Meet Middlesex University Dubai at the 2017 Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) in Dubai

  Showcasing opportunities for prospective students, with exclusive early enrolment grants, special offers and scholarships Dubai, UAE - 12 April, 2017: Middlesex University Dubai will be exhibiting at the 2017 Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) in Dubai, the leading student recruitment event in the region. Taking place from 13 to 15 April at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DWTC) the biannual event is the perfect opportunity for prospective students and their families to find out more about the university and the courses it offers at  International Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level.  Throughout the exhibition, Middlesex University Dubai’s faculty, students, Alumni and Admissions staff will be on hand to introduce prospective students to the different study ......read more

Middlesex University Dubai law students to take part in the XXIV Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna

Coached by experts from the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC), the team competes in the world’s most prestigious moot court competitions Dubai, UAE, 9 April, 2017: A team of students from Middlesex University Dubai is taking part in the XXIV Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria. Taking place until 13 April 2017, the event is considered one of the legal profession’s most prestigious moot arbitration competitions, welcoming teams from the world’s top law schools and universities. The goal of the Vis Arbitral Moot is to foster the study of international commercial law and arbitration for resolution of international business disputes through its application to a concrete problem of a client, and to train the law leaders of tomorrow in methods of alternative dispute ......read more

Kalimat Encourages Arab Children in Europe to Engage with their Mother Tongue

UAE’s leading publisher of children’s books participates in Bologna Children’s Book Fair Sharjah, April 6, 2017 Kalimat - The UAE's leading publisher of high quality Arabic children’s books - has concluded its participation in the 54th edition of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy, with its involvement strengthening the presence of Arabic children's literature in the continent’s top publishing houses. Highlighting its efforts to advance Arabic children's literature globally, Kalimat also displayed a number of titles translated from other languages, with these books aiming to enrich children's knowledge and fire their imaginations with tales and stories inspired by world cultures. Kalimat made use of its participation at the prestigious book fair, which was held from ......read more

3 myths, 3 truths about girls-only education

Abu Dhabi, UAE,  April 6, 2017:  Thought your education had ended? Think again. There’s plenty of homework to be done before choosing the right school for your child. The decision between co-ed or single-gender schooling is easy for some, while for others, it raises even more questions – and plenty of myths.  As demand is growing for girls-only education in the UAE, it’s important parents know fact from fiction.    To help, we asked Wendy Roderick, Principal of Aldar Academies' Al Mamoura Academy, a leading mixed gender primary and girls-only secondary school in Abu Dhabi, to share three common myths and three truths about girls-only education.   MYTH #1: Girls don’t learn how to interact with boys   The idea that girls face a social disadvantage once they leave ......read more

MBRSC's REU Program student participates in research published by NASA's MAVEN Science Team

Noora Al Saeed examined the structure of the upper atmosphere as it is described by argon measurements MAVEN’s mission new results revealed that 65 percent of the argon that was ever in the Martian atmosphere has been lost to space REU is designed to enhance UAE undergraduates’ participation in planetary science research Dubai, UAE, April 5, 2017:  Noora Al Saeed, a student from the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Programme, launched by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), has participated as a member of  NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) Mission science team.  The new results announced by NASA lately revealed that most of the Martian atmosphere has been lost to space, and that solar wind and radiation are responsible for stripping the atmosphere; ......read more

Dubai Professor Develops Space Gum for Emirates Mars Project

Dubai, UAE - 03 April 2017: Against the backdrop of UAE announcing plans to build the first city on Mars by 2117, a Dubai-based professor aims to play her own part in supporting the nation’s ambitions for travel to the Red Planet. Dr. Franziska Apprich, an Assistant Professor at Canadian University Dubai (CUD), is working with a colleague at New York University Abu Dhabi to create a unique form of chewing gum that will have a whole host of benefits for interplanetary travelers.     Known as UAE Space Gum, the prototype of the new product contains natural gum, silver particles, date paste, honey and vitamin C, all wrapped up in a shimmering star-shaped silver package. It is entirely UAE-produced, and focuses on providing health and nutritional benefits. Describing the thinking behind the invention, Dr. ......read more

MBRSC visited Ambassador School as a part of the Year of Giving initiatives

As part of the “Through Their Eyes” initiative launched by Noor Dubai Foundation Amer Al Sayegh: the Year of Giving embeds values of sharing and giving in all forms including incorporeal support Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 2, 2017 Amer Al Sayegh, KhalifaSat Project Manager at Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has visited Ambassador School in Dubai, as part of a campaign ‘Through their Eyes’ launched by Noor Dubai Foundation which aims to educate students in schools about the problems facing their colleagues who suffer from vision problems and wear eye glasses, as well as addressing the social and emotional impact that vision disabilities have on them. During the visit, Al Sayegh shared with the pupils inspirational and encouraging life stories. He also spoke about his personal experience ......read more

The Big Heart Foundation Donates $1 million Towards Scholarships for 21 Syrian Students in Lebanon

The initiative aims to cover students’ university tuition fees and their living expenses. Sharjah, 2 April 2017 - As the crisis in Syria leaves children and young people in increasingly difficult circumstances, The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a Sharjah-based global humanitarian charity dedicated to helping refugees and people in need worldwide, has donated $1 million (AED3.67 million) to cover the university tuition and living expenses for  21 Syrian refugee students in Lebanon. The scholarships will provide Syrian refugee students with university preparation courses and advise them on programs and career paths, while guiding them in their university applications. In addition, TBHF will provide the students with monthly salaries to enable them to cover their living expenses while at university in Lebanon. The ......read more

Skyline University College (SUC) Signed an MOU with University of Mindanao, Philippines

Sharjah, UAE, April 1, 2017:  Skyline University College has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with University of Mindanao, Philippines on March 28, 2017.  SUC Head of Quality Assurance and Professor, Dr. Sudhakar Kota and University of Mindanao SVP for Academic Planning and Services and Graduate School Dean, Dr. Eugenio Guhao signed the MOU on behalf of their respective organizations.  The two universities have agreed on several areas of cooperation and the highlights of the MOU are Faculty and Student Exchanges, Collaborative Projects, Scholarships, Information Exchanges, Conferences and Program Review among others. Dr. Eugenio Guhao and Dr. Sudhakar Kota along with SUC Registrar and Head of Academic Support Services Ms. Sunita Marwaha have discussed and confederated the key points of the partnership as to ......read more

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