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Global Head of International Baccalaureate Dr. Siva Kumari Addressed the 9th Annual Graduation Ceremony of Dubai International Academy

  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 28, 2017: Dubai International Academy, an International Baccalaureate school run by Innoventures Education, hosted global International Baccalaureate (IB) Director General, Dr. Siva Kumari as the keynote speaker at its 9th annual graduation ceremony on May 24th at American University in Dubai (AUD).  The participation of Dr. Kumari demonstrates the growing importance and reputation of the IB curriculum for international students studying at DIA.  She joined the IB in April 2009 as Regional Director for Asia-Pacific before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer in May 2010. In January 2014, she became the first ever woman Director General of the International Baccalaureate (IB).  She addressed the DIA graduating class of 2017 that comprised of 138 high-achieving ......read more

University of Birmingham to Open New Campus in Dubai International Academic City

First global top 100 and Russell Group University to establish a campus in Dubai’s leading international education hub, Dubai International Academic City Dubai-UAE: 28 May, 2017 – The University of Birmingham will open a campus in Dubai in November, becoming the first global top 100 and Russell Group University to establish a campus in Dubai’s leading international education hub, Dubai International Academic City.  Located within Dubai International Academic City’s diverse higher education ecosystem, the first phase of the campus will open in autumn 2017, with the first undergraduate and post-graduate students commencing their studies in September 2018. Already recognised in the top 1% of universities across the globe, this landmark announcement marks the latest phase in the University of ......read more

Enrolments Open for Dubai Campus of Abu Dhabi University

•    New  Campus offers 13 internationally accredited programs  •    1000 students currently pursuing post graduate studies at Abu Dhabi & Al Ain campuses Abu Dhabi, 27 May, 2017:  With the opening of Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) Dubai campus, which has started accepting enrolment applications for academic year 2017-2018, professionals looking to do post-graduate programs can now have an international option close to home. The new campus based in Dubai Knowledge Park offers nationally and internationally accredited master’s degree programs in law, business and engineering, tailored to meet the dynamic demands of both local and regional communities The academic programs offered by the new Dubai campus include Master of Education in Leadership, Master of ......read more

Dubai Customs signs MoU with Charles Sturt University to establish a research center

Dubai, UAE, 23rd May 2017:  Dubai Customs signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian Charles Sturt University’s Centre for Customs and Excise Studies to establish an academic research center, and develop measuring tools for the Authorized Economic Operator AEO Program to make it an international benchmark.  The MoU was signed by Eman Badr Al-Suwaidy, Director of Customs Declaration Management, Owner of AEO and Dr Daniel Evans, Representative of Centre for Customs and Excise Studies in the UAE.  The MoU will adopt the best practices in customs field by presenting scientific researches and organizing training courses.  Commenting on the signing of the MoU Eman Badr Al-Suwaidy said: “Dubai Customs plays a pivotal role in trade and a leader in customs business, this is why we signed this ......read more

Sultan Al Qasimi Witnesses the Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding Between The American University of Sharjah Enterprises (AUSE) and Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI)

May 23, 2017 - His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, President of the American University of Sharjah (AUS) witnessed in London, the signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between AUS Enterprises and Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI), a company that commercializes science and technology from the UK’s University of Oxford, to mutually enhance the innovation ecosystems of the Emirate of Sharjah and the city of Oxford. The agreement was signed during the recent meeting of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Sharjah. This partnership aims to boost OSI’s efforts to strengthen innovation-based collaboration with local and regional leading academic institutions and enterprises. OSI’s expertise will be particularly valuable to the ......read more

The Ministry of Community Development and Image Nation Abu Dhabi Collaborate to Educate UAE School Children About Autism

  •    Sharifa Yateem, an Emirati Applied Behavioral Analyst from Image Nation’s documentary AS ONE: The Autism Project, has conducted workshops in three schools across Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Fujairah in May •    Partnership formed during April’s Autism Awareness Month and as part of The UAE Year of Giving •    As One: The Autism Project is part of Sheihka Shamsa Bint Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s Initiative to raise awareness around autism in the UAE •    Image Nation and the Ministry of Community Development also co-hosted a screening of the film at NYU Abu Dhabi on April 18th  •    AS ONE: The Autism Project is available for rent and purchase on iTunes May 15 2017, UAE: The UAE’s ......read more

British Orchard Nursery Wins 3 Coveted Awards at Dubai's Premier International Business Awards

Founder and CEO Vandana Gandhi receives Inspirational Female Leader Award; Nursery bags awards under SME and Education sector May 14, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  In yet another outstanding achievement, UAE’s British Orchard Nursery wins 3 coveted awards at Dubai’s 3rd International Business Excellence (IBX) Awards. Despite facing tough competition from over 100 organizations both local and international, the prestigious nursery which completed a decade this year has proved its worth again. While the founder and owner Vandana Gandhi received the honour of Inspirational Female Leader, the nursery itself has bagged two awards one under SME category and another in the education sector. Vandana Gandhi, CEO and Founder of British Orchard Nursery commented: “Winning three awards at such a prestigious international forum is ......read more

Aisha Badia Crowned Winner of Arab Reading Challenge in Bahrain.

Minister of Education honours ARC participants and winners. Dubai, UAE, May 13, 2017:  Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Majed bin Ali Al Nuaimi and ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi at the Ministry of Education in Isa Town.  His Excellency honoured Aisha Badia Mohammed, the Bahrain ARC champion who is in the 3rd grade at Umm Ayman Primary School, Ms. Muna Al Sheikh Yusuf Al-Sadiqi and Ms. Nouriya Ali Al Hayaki, the winners of the distinguished supervisors award, and the winner of the best school Al-Iman Private School for Girls. His Excellency stated, “We are pleased with the level of interest displayed by Bahraini students in the second round of the Arab Reading Challenge. The challenge is a major ......read more

Afaf Sharif Crowned Winner of Arab Reading Challenge in Palestine

Minister of Education honours ARC participants and winners Dubai: 9 May, 2017 Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Sabri Saidam at the Bethlehem Convention Palace. His Excellency honoured Afaf Sharif, the Palestine ARC champion who is in the 11th grade at the New Girls School in Ramallah and Beira in the West Bank, Mr. Hamid Amo Makho, the winner of the distinguished supervisor award, and the winner of the best school Araba Girls Elementary School. His Excellency stated, “We are very proud of our students, who participated in the Arab Reading Challenge under the unique and difficult circumstances in which they live. These difficulties did not discourage our youth, but rather fueled their desire to read and learn in ......read more

Aldar Academies' Prestigious Student Concert Raises AED60,680 for Somali Children in Need

More than 1,100 guests attended the education provider’s annual fundraiser in support of the UAE’s SmallWorld charity UAE, May 9th, 2017: Following last week’s announcement that Aldar Academies had hosted its fourth annual fundraising concert in support of children’s charity initiatives, the organization has revealed the total funds raised during the event. Over 1,100 guests attended the Aldar Academies Collaboration Concert, helping to raise AED60,680 for the UAE’s SmallWorld charity, held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development. The event, hosted at Emirates Palace Theatre on Thursday 4th May 2017, stayed true to the theme of collaboration throughout. Over 600 students from across Aldar Academies’ community ......read more

Masdar Institute to Host Seventh Commencement Ceremony on 17 May

Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Former US Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz to Deliver Keynote Address at Graduation of Over 100 PhD and Master’s Students During 10th Anniversary of Masdar Institute Abu Dhabi-UAE: 08 May, 2017:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Masdar Institute will be organizing its seventh commencement ceremony for the Class of 2017 on Wednesday, 17 May 2017. Masdar Institute is a part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology. The commencement will be held at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, and coincides with the 10th anniversary of Masdar Institute’s establishment in 2007. Former United States Secretary of Energy Dr. ......read more

Prince Sultan University Students Outshine 129 Contenders to Win Pearl Initiative and Siemens' GCC-wide Student Competition on Corporate Governance

Winning project explores integrity practices in ANB Invest Annual contest part of Siemens Integrity Initiative and the Pearl Initiative Integrity Programme  Another student team from PSU and Ahlia University Bahrain win second and third place respectively Women make up more than three-quarters of total participants Submissions for 2017 competition now open across GCC region Dubai, UAE, May 8, 2017:  A three-student team from Prince Sultan University in Riyadh won the Pearl Initiative 2016 Case Study Competition on corporate governance. Part of a collaborative long-term integrity programme between the Pearl Initiative and Siemens, the contest drew the participation of 51 student teams from 11 universities across the GCC region. The competition annually challenges business students to prepare a short case ......read more

UAE Student, Despoina Loukos, Secures Over USD 670,000 in Merit Scholarships From US Universities

Hale Education Group helped students secure AED 70 Million in two years Dubai, UAE – 8 May 2017: An exceptional Year 13 student from Dubai College, Despoina Loukos (Denia), was accepted to all 12 US universities to which she applied and secured over USD 670,000 (over AED 2.4 million) in merit scholarships. Her acceptances include Babson College, Emory University and Northeastern University, from which she received the Presidential Scholarship totaling USD 100,000.  In addition to academic acumen, Denia is a dedicated ballet and jazz dancer committing up to 15 hours per week to her craft. She performs weekly Prefect Duty, completed her Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards and acted as a Duke of Edinburgh Leader. Denia is also passionately engaged in community service, regularly volunteering at a local nursery ......read more

AUS Students Elect Their Representatives

Sharjah, Sunday, May 7, 2017— Students of American University of Sharjah (AUS) elected new members to the university’s Student Council for the academic year 2017-2018 during a well-contested election held recently, at the Student Center. Candidates vied for 14 elected offices that represent the university's diverse and multicultural student body.  The AUS Student Council, which serves as a voice for the student body and works directly with the university administration, aims to initiate programs and projects that cater to the demands of the student body as well as promote leadership and teamwork.  More than 1,700 students, or 34 percent of the student body, voted in the elections for the council. Students elected to the Student Council for 2017–2018 are: Executive Board Qasim Ali   ......read more

Paid Internships by MODUL University Dubai is a ‘Game Changer' in UAE's Higher Education Market

MODUL University Dubai is the first and only university in the Middle East tangibly bridging the gap between academics & industry with paid internships Dubai, May 6, 2017: MODUL University Dubai, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, has announced its ‘paid internships program’ offered at the recently-held Gulf Education and Training Exhibition [GETEX] 2017 for the very first time in the Middle East received massive appeal from students, parents and school counselors.  MODUL University Dubai is the first and the only university in the Middle East which is tangibly bridging the gap between academics and the industry with paid internships. The paid internship program by MODUL is in commitment to the university’s mission to reinforce value-added, 360-degree tailored quality education, enhancing ......read more

Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab at MIT to assist in transforming education in Saudi Arabia and the world

J-WEL to spark a renaissance in education in schools, higher education, and workplace learning New Lab supports Saudi Vision 2030 on Education  Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – May 3, 2017  Community Jameel and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have today announced the creation of a new global education laboratory that supports education and learning, including in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. The global collaborative effort will help educators, universities, governments, and companies revolutionize the effectiveness and reach of education and aims to help prepare people everywhere for a labor market radically altered by technological progress, globalization, and the pursuit of higher living standards around the world. A guiding focus of J-WEL will be learners in the Middle East, and populations ......read more

Duha Hussein Crowned Winner of Arab Reading Challenge in Jordan

Minister of Education honours ARC participants and winners Amman, Jordan: 3 May, 2017 Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Omar Al Razzaz and ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi at the Cultural Palace in Amman. His Excellency honoured Duha Hussein, the Jordan ARC champion who is in the 10th grade at Um Qasir Seconday School in Amman, Fadi Wasfi Al-Dihshan, the winner of the distinguished supervisor award, and the winner of the best school Al-Hassad Al-Tarbawi. His Excellency stated, “I would like to thank His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, for launching the Arab Reading Challenge two years ago. We have seen the impact of this not only in ......read more

Student Part-time Work Visa Strengthens Dubai's Reputation as a Leading International Education Hub

•    Industry and University Partnerships (I-UP) Forum hosted by Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) and Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP) discusses new part-time student work regulation and impact on employment in the region Dubai-UAE: 3 May, 2017 – The fifth edition of the Industry and University Partnership Forum (I-UP Forum), hosted by Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) and Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP), gathered leading educators, industry experts and key stakeholders in Dubai to discuss the impact of the new part-time student work regulation issued by  Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (DCCA), including ways to strengthen Dubai’s position as an international education hub to a growing transnational student sector. The forum, an education dialogue titled, “The Part Time Student Work ......read more

Collaborative Solar Cell Research Achieves Masdar Institute First in Leading Scientific Journal ‘Nature'

Paper Published on Project to Develop Novel Fabrication Method to Make Efficient and Cheaper Optoelectronic Devices Abu Dhabi-UAE: 01 May, 2017 – The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a research-driven, graduate-level university that is part of the Khalifa University of Science and technology, today announced that a collaborative project with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has become its first project featured in one of the world’s leading scientific journals, Nature. Nature is the world’s most highly cited interdisciplinary scientific journal. The featured project made the front cover of the current Nature issue and explores the development of an innovative, low-cost method for fabricating a range of highly efficient semiconducting materials. The research is part of a Masdar Institute ......read more

High-Level UK Government Delegation Visits Sharjah; Seeks Stronger Ties in Education, Media Sectors

SHARJAH-Sharjah Government Media Bureau, May 1, 2017 – A high-level delegation of the UK government visited Sharjah Sunday as part of the efforts to strengthen bilateral relations in various areas. Led by HE Alex Eiken, Executive Director of Government Communications in the United Kingdom Government, the delegation visited the American University of Sharjah in the University City.   The UK delegation was received by HE Sheikh Fahim bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Executive Chairman of Sharjah Department of Government Relations, HE Majid Abdalla Majid Al Qasimi, Director of Department of Government Relations, HE Tariq Saeed Allay, Director of Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), Dr Björn Kjerfve, Chancellor of American University of Sharjah (AUS) and other senior Sharjah officials and academics.  Welcoming the guests, ......read more

The 12-year-old Genius Aiming for the Stars at SCRF

Youngest ever palaeontology author launches two more books Sharjah, April 30, 2017 Twelve year old Pritvik Sinhadc has never been an ordinary boy. At the age of six he had written his first book on palaeontology and by the time he was seven, it was published. He was officially the world’s youngest author of a publication on fossils and was confirmed as having a higher IQ than Einstein. At the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, Pritvik took the opportunity to launch two more books, one detailing the impact of nuclear waste on marine and land species and the other with the title ‘Walking with Prehistoric Beasts’. With two post-graduate courses from the University of Alberta under his belt – one passed with 92% and the other with 100% – the astrophysicist, palaeontologist, scientist and ......read more

KHDA School Inspector conducts workshop to instil positive environment in preschool

As part of its employee engagement framework British Orchard Nursery to hold a series of workshops for teachers  The exercise aimed at instilling lasting positivity in children and help them develop an optimistic, confident and progressive outlook towards life April 29, 2017; Dubai, UAE: With the aim to create a more positive environment among its teaching faculty and for the optimum development of pre-schoolers, British Orchard Nursery is conducting a series of workshops on promoting positive emotional climate. The first workshop was held at its DSO (Dubai Silicon Oasis) branch, helmed by Dr Wassim Labban, a school inspector at KHDA. The focus was on different ways to instil lasting positivity in children and help them develop an optimistic, confident and progressive outlook towards life. The teachings of the workshop were ......read more

Skyline University College (SUC) 3rd Business Plan Competition Raised Solutions to Relevant Issues in UAE

Sharjah, UAE, April 29, 2017:  Universities from the UAE and Sultanate of Oman have participated in the 3rd Inter-university Business Plan and New Idea Competition organized by the Skyline Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club (SEIC), Skyline University College (SUC) and supported by Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (Dtec), Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre (Sheraa) and The Hair Crafters Company LLC on April 17, 2017 at SUC campus. SUC team bagged the title for the Business Plan category while Amity University won the Marketing Pitch category. The New Idea category received more than 200 entries from the public and the title went to Mr. Sanjith P. who proposed recycled tar for tires and other rubber products. SEIC Annual Business Plan and Idea Competition served as a platform for university students to set forth their ......read more

Skyline Book Fair Attracted Hundreds of Students

Sharjah, UAE, April 29, 2017:  The 2-day Skyline Book Fair 2017 organized by SUC Library Department headed by Mr. Sheik Maideen and supported by Sharjah Book Authority has successfully attracted more than 300 book lovers and students from different schools in UAE and 85 students of which have participated in the Young Poetry Writing Competition and Story Writing Competition on April 18-19, 2017. The Chief Guests of the event from Sharjah Book Authority were Community Outreach Officers, Ms. Hanan Abdullateef and Ms. Eman Ahmed. SUC has been continuously carrying out the mission to promote the importance of book and reading in the country when UAE announced the “Year of Reading” last year. This advocate has inspired the university more to spread this awareness among young minds as a way of training them early, get them ......read more

Why Parents should be Teachers in their Children's Literary Lessons

SCRF hears how children need to learn to love reading Sharjah, April 28, 2017 A panel of distinguished children’s authors met at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival being held at the Expo Centre Sharjah until Saturday, to discuss the most effective ways of instilling a love of reading in children and young people. Tunisian writers Nafila Thahab, who has written 29 books and Mizoni Al Bannai, who has written more than 70, were joined by Dr Luis Gatmaitan from the Philippines, an award winning author who uses bibliotherapy for sick children. He told the audience that many of his books were based around medicine. “If you can explain and illustrate the right story, it can put complex medical procedures into fairly simple terms and help the children to understand them. It stirs a certain curiosity if they see ......read more

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