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GEMS Education Indian curriculum schools shine in 2019-20 KHDA DSIB inspections

GEMS New Millennium School improves overall rating from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’         Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 19, 2020:    GEMS Education’s Indian curriculum schools in Dubai have once again raised the bar achieving significant improvements in the KHDA’s recently announced 2019-20 Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB) results.   GEMS New Millennium School – Al Khail was the star performer, jumping from an overall ‘Good’ rating to ‘Very Good’, while The Kindergarten Starters, GEMS Our Own Indian School, GEMS New Millennium School, GEMS Heritage Indian School and Our Own High School Boys all maintained their overall ‘Good’ ratings.   The DSIB inspection results reflect the commitment of ......read more

AU Offers 20% Discount to Ajman Government Staff

Ajman-UAE: January 16, 2020 – Ajman University (AU) is to offer 20% discount on tuition fees for Ajman Government staffers studying in graduate and undergraduate programs. The discount, valid all study years, is applicable to the colleges of; Law, Mass Communication, Humanities and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering & IT, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Architecture, Arts & Design. To enjoy the discount, students need to prove, each semester, their work with the Government of Ajman, according to an agreement recently inked by Ajman University and the Central Legal Affairs, Ajman Government. Ajman University is also to run training courses for the legal staff of Ajman Government, give them access to all the university facilities, provide all possible law journals, and translate the laws issued by the ......read more

Education leaders gather at the first Ras Al Khaimah Principals and Deans Roundtable

Ras Al Khaimah, 14 January 2020: RAKEZ Academic Zone has organised the first edition of the Principals and Deans Roundtable in Ras Al Khaimah, which welcomed K-12 school principals and directors of international branch campuses operating within the zone. The event served as an avenue to discuss the programme offerings and education quality assurance model that is being followed by the respective institutions. The universities and schools present at the event were the University of Stirling, Munnar Catering College, Bath Spa University, Swiss Business School, University of Bolton Academic Centre, University of West London, Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology, GEMS Westminster School, Emirates National School, Wellspring School, Indian School - Ras Al Khaimah, International School of Choueifat, Indian Public School, ......read more

Schools from across the UAE to battle it out at Credence High School's annual Quiz Masters 2020

The sixth edition of the popular inter-school quiz will be held on January 16   DUBAI - January 13, 2020:  Credence High School, a consistently ‘GOOD’ rated CBSE curriculum school, which is home to students from over 34 nationalities, will host the sixth edition of its annual UAE Quiz Masters Tournament, the UAE’s largest inter-school quiz competition on Thursday, January 16, 2020. The popular event will be held in the school auditorium in the sprawling Credence campus in Al Khail, Dubai.  Mr. Adittya Nath Mubayi, ace quizmaster, knowledge entrepreneur and an author from India, will host the UAE’s most sought-after, all-inclusive annual quiz tournament for students of grades 8 to 10, aged 13 to 16, from schools across the UAE. ‘Sports’ is the theme of this edition of the UAE ......read more

Winter Study Tour at Ajman University Introduces 42 International Students to the UAE's History and Future

AU Winter Study Tour Introduces 42 Int’l Students to UAE History, Future UAE’s values of Diversity and Inclusiveness endorsed by Ajman University’s Winter Study Tour Ajman University Promotes UAE’s Diversity, Inclusiveness in Winter Study Tour Ajman-UAE: January 12, 2020 – Ajman University (AU) hosted an interdisciplinary Winter Study Tour, January 3-9, 2020, as a way of introducing international students to the UAE’s rich history and future prospects as well as the institution’s own legacy of inclusion and innovation.  A total of 42 students from eight countries – United States, Germany, Netherlands, Croatia, Singapore, India, Vietnam, and Taiwan – excitedly participated in the program held under the theme “Gateway to Global Hub of Opportunities.” On ......read more

Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivers keynote speech at inaugural GWAMUN conference

• GEMS World Academy Model United Nations (GWAMUN) hosts first conference in Dubai from January 9 to 11, 2020 • Guest of honour and 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations – His Excellency Ban Ki-moon and ambassador of GWAMUN - addresses the inaugural session and delivers keynote on ‘Global Citizenship’       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 11, 2020:    His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations and co-chair of the Ban Ki-moon Center for Global Citizens, inaugrated the first GEMS World Academy Model United Nations (GWAMUN) session. The two-day conference was held at GEMS World Academy, Dubai  (GWA) from January 9-11, 2020 and was attended by more than 500 delegates from 34 GEMS Education schools including GWA Singapore ......read more

Abu Dhabi Schools Champions Resumes Action in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Kicks Off in Al Dhafra

Seven sports kicked off across various cities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 8, 2020:   Abu Dhabi Schools Champions, organized by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Department of Knowledge and Education, and Inspiratus resumes action this weekend in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra, following the school break. The action resumes for students of both genders in Cycles 1, 2 and 3 on January 10th in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain and will kick off on January 17th in Al Dhafra.  In Abu Dhabi, football games will take place at the Abu Dhabi Cricket Stadium, while Al Jazira Club will host the basketball, volleyball, and handball championships, in addition to the Officers Club welcoming athletics participants. In Al Ain, football games will be ......read more

NYU Abu Dhabi's January Term 2020 offers students unique, global educational experiences to inspire future growth

● With 90 courses in 24 countries, the tenth annual January Term (J-Term) aims to enhance cultural knowledge exchange and globalization   ● J-Term 2020 offerings will give students an opportunity to engage in field work focused on understanding the UAE’s local customs, explore real life challenges in countries in the region,  experience the US presidential political process, and more   Please click here for the video.    Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 7, 2020: NYU Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) January Term (J-Term) 2020 – a distinctly impactful part of the NYUAD curriculum since the inaugural class matriculated in 2010 – will help students discover new things about the world and themselves. Some of these include an exploration of the pervasiveness and impact of ......read more

Empower: Investing in National Cadres Tops Our Achievements

Aiming to support and develop national talents  Dubai, UAE -  30th December 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, highlighted the importance of supporting its Emirati employees to pursue higher qualifications, such as bachelor's and master’s degrees in business administration, project management, engineering management, data analysis, excellence in environmental management, media and public relations. This move reflects Empower’s commitment towards Emiratisation and building national capabilities to achieve the vision of the wise leadership of UAE.  Empower confirmed that investing in capability building and training of national cadres is the top priority of company’s sustainable plan to achieve the required ......read more

AU Students Bring Happiness to 50 Orphans

Ajman-UAE: December 28, 2019:   A group of over 50 orphans enjoyed a day to remember at Ajman University (AU) with caring students of biomedical engineering here. The function, part of AU social responsibility, was organized by the Office of Student Life, Deanship of Students Services, in collaboration with the Human Appeal International and Al Ihsan Charity Association. The orphans were over thrilled with an array of activities, face-painting, and games, while all of them went home with gifts. The fun-filled festival saw the participation of Dr. Nahla Al Qasimi, Dean, Deanship of Student Services, who was keen to share the special moment with the young kids. “It’s so nice to be part of this interesting day,” said one of the orphans. “I have enjoyed several games with my fellows.”

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Ajman University to Partner with 6th Int'l Conference on Education 2020

Ajman-UAE: December 25, 2019 – Ajman University (AU), is to participate in the 6th International Conference on Education organized by the International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), in Bangkok, Thailand, April 3-5, 2020.  This partnership reflects the University belief in the key role of scientific conferences in exchanging knowledge in various fields, mainly education, to improve the quality of the teaching and learning. Dr. Mohammed Al Taher, Associate Dean, College of Humanities and Sciences, AU, is a member in the scientific committee of the conference. “This participation, a shared responsibility, is to achieve the strategic goals of the University,” he said. “My participation is a good opportunity to enhance the vision of AU, strengthen its position on the global map, and boost ......read more

MBRU Develops First-of-its Kind Values Council in UAE to Increase Positivity and Workplace Motivation

Designed to instill a culture where employees and partners (students) are passionate about the work that they do  Values Council will be staffed by students and employees   Dubai; December 24, 2019:   Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) has announced the formation of a Values Council, which will drive the values agenda of the University and ensure the MBRU family – students and faculty, live and act the MBRU values daily, and work with a heart for service.   The Council, a first for any institute in the UAE, will draw members from its population, students, academics, and administrative representatives from across the University. The first order of business for the newly established unit is to put in place a framework for its set of values that can be defined ......read more

IMA Resala Scholarship Initiative Continues to Drive Outstanding Results through Collaborative CMA Training & Education Programs

IMA Awards 16 Professional CMA Scholarships to Resala Charity Organization in Cairo Cairo, Egypt, December 22, 2019 – IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) awarded a total of 16 professional CMA scholarships to Resala Charity Organization & Resala Training Center (RTC), five of which were presented at a joint event in Cairo this week. The partnership, aimed at improving the accounting skills of professionals through free CMA training, continues to achieve high passing rates, further affirming the success of this initiative, now in its second year.  This collaboration, which began in 2017, has been enhanced further over the last two years to ensure professionals have an environment that is conducive to education. Since then, IMA has awarded 16 professionals with scholarships valued at EGP 27,285 each, ......read more

Ajman University, First Uni, to Integrate with UAE Pass

Ajman-UAE: December 18, 2019 – Ajman University (AU), following an agreement sealed on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, has become the first university in the country to integrate with the UAE's new smart identity scheme known as ‘UAE Pass’. The UAE Pass, a new national digital identity and signature solution for citizens, residents and visitors, will significantly ease, expedite and secure all federal and local government transactions for AU students, faculty, and staff. UAE Pass not only allows users to securely identify themselves to service providers through smartphone-based authentication, but also helps them digitally sign documents. Mohammad Al Khamis, Programme Director, Smart Government, UAE, said there are now over 5,000 services on UAE Pass. “The UAE Pass has a dedicated app and website, and ......read more

NYU Abu Dhabi Researcher Discovers Exoplanets Can Be Made Less Habitable By Stars' Flares

● Exoplanets are planets that orbit stars outside the Solar System ● Some exoplanets are thought to have liquid water on their surface and therefore the potential to host life - these exoplanets lay in the ‘habitable zones’ of stars  ● A researcher at NYU Abu Dhabi has discovered that exoplanets lacking sufficient shielding can be impacted by high radiation bursts from the star, known as ‘flares’     Abu Dhabi, UAE – December 16 2019:   The discovery of terrestrial exoplanets, planets that orbit stars outside the solar system, has been one of the most significant developments in modern astronomy. Several exoplanets lie in the “habitable zones” of stars, where planets are thought to be able to maintain liquid water on their surface, ......read more

INFINITI Engineering Academy 2019 Middle East winner awarded a life-changing career opportunity with INFINITI and Renault F1® Team

• INFINITI names engineering student Raoul Samarani as the 2019 Middle East’s winner of its acclaimed INFINITI Engineering Academy • Following an intense final at Al Masaood INFINITI Showroom in Abu Dhabi, Samarani has become the last of the seven Academy Engineers (one per participating region) to be awarded a unique one-year placement to work in automotive and Formula 1™ • Chosen by a panel of judges from INFINITI, Renault F1® Team, the Alliance and Harvard University, Samarani will begin his unique one-year placement with INFINITI and Renault F1® Team in January 2020, together with another six winners from all over the world   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:    Engineering student Raoul Al Samarani has today earned the career opportunity of a lifetime to ......read more

NYU Abu Dhabi researchers explore the long-standing sociocultural connection between falcons and humans and how new genomic approaches can expand our understanding of these importa

• In a new review article drawing upon more than 150 scientific papers, researchers from the Center for Genomics & Systems Biology at NYU Abu Dhabi examine the diversity, evolutionary history and genomics of falcons in the context of their conservation and interactions with humans. • Falcons have experienced several recent adaptive radiations, or development of new species, around the world. This newly-developed diversity, which coincides with many “genomic peculiarities”, means there is potential for genome-wide approaches to studying falcons.  • This review article, published in Ecology and Evolution, suggests that the study of falcons should have importance globally as it reaffirms that falcons have a unique potential to provide broad insights into fundamental biological ......read more

Sohar University Joins Red Hat Academy

December 12, 2019:    Sohar University, today announced that it has collaborated with Red Hat to create the Sohar University Red Hat Academy. Red Hat Academy is an open source, web-deployed and web- managed education program that is designed to provide turnkey curriculum materials to academic institutions to start and sustain an open source and Linux curriculum program. As a growing need for reducing the skills gab between education and industry, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology (FCIT), Sohar University, has subscribed to Red Hat Academy Program in order to obtain the rigorous curriculum and hands-on labs. These equipped students with the enterprise-ready skills needed before they graduate from the University. In academic year 2018-19, FCIT embedded the Red Hat curriculum (Linux-related content) in the ......read more

GEMS Education Holds Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for 500 Students from 20 schools

More than 40 corporate mentors, trainers and volunteers in attendance at one of the largest events of its kind in the region     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:     GEMS Education has held a special entrepreneurship bootcamp involving 500 of its students from 20 schools and more than 40 corporate mentors, trainers and volunteers. The ambitious full-day event, titled ‘Big Bang Bootcamp’, was held on 10 December 2019 at GEMS Modern Academy in Dubai in conjunction with INJAZ UAE and Standard Chartered Bank.   The bootcamp is a precursor to the GEMS Global Innovation Challenge, one of the world’s largest youth innovation and entrepreneurship programmes, and was designed to inform students about entrepreneurship and support them in their development journey as ......read more

CUD professor's co-invention – an air quality monitoring device -- gets U.S. patent

Dubai, December 9, 2019:   A path-breaking air quality monitoring device-co-invented by a Professor from Canadian University Dubai (CUD) in collaboration with researchers from two other universities has received a U.S. patent. The device was developed through a US$1 million funding in a joint collaboration involving three universities: Qatar University, Universita de Brescia, Italy, and Canadian University Dubai.  The multi-parametric environmental diagnostics and monitoring sensing board uses multiple renewable energy sources to power the various environmental sensors mounted on it, unlike conventional sensor devices which use batteries that could be toxic for the environment and require regular replacements on expiry. Dr. Adel Ben Mnaouer, Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering and ......read more

Why AU Students Play Basketball on Wheelchairs?

Ajman-UAE: December 08, 2019 – Ajman University (AU), as part of its social responsibility, has run a special basketball match for determined people with mobility impairment. The match, organized by the College of Mass Communication, was part of the graduation project of a student of graphic design. The match, attended by AU Chancellor, Dr Karim Seghir, Vice-Chancellors, and large audience, saw a stiff competition from the two teams.  “What was interesting about the match was the high spirit and real competition between a team with mobility impairment of the Dubai People of Determination Club and AU sound students on wheel chairs.” The project submitted by AU student Firas Al Ash'hab under the supervision of Dr Basma Fuda, was aimed to share and feel the mobility challenges the determined people ......read more

NYU Abu Dhabi Class of 2017 graduate Alioune Fall named as 2021 Schwarzman Scholar

Fall will pursue a master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing   Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 7, 2019:   NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Class of 2017 graduate Alioune Fall has been selected as a 2021 Schwarzman Scholar. Fall will pursue a Master of Global Affairs at Tsinghua University and spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators, and senior leaders in business, politics, and society.    The 2021 Schwarzman Scholars were chosen from a pool of over 4,700 applicants from 41 countries and 108 universities.  The Scholars were selected through an application process designed to assess academic strength, leadership ability, and strength of character.    Fall hails from Senegal and graduated in 2017 with a major in Economics from NYUAD. He currently ......read more

Pre-school launches initiative encouraging children to stay hydrated

Insufficient water intake can cause reduced mental performance  December 5th, 2019; Dubai, UAE:   Encouraging children to drink water at regular intervals, British Orchard Nursery, UAE’s premier and the largest pre-school chain, has launched the Water Bell Initiative. The scheme aims to drive home the importance of staying hydrated and ensuring that the children and the staff drink water at regular intervals and for this the nursery would be ringing the bell every two hours as a reminder to drink water. The Water Bell will ring at the beginning of the day, break time and then around noon. For those attending full day school, the bell will further ring three times at regular intervals until the end of day.  Staying hydrated is essential for the body as water has many important functions including ......read more

Information City concludes "Al Saada" initiative

Three phases focused on children welfare   Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2019:   Under the chairmanship of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the Information City, held the closing ceremony of "Saada" initiative at the Atlantis Hotel in Palm Jumeirah. The ceremony was attended by high profile dignitaries, officials and sponsors from all sectors. The initiative emphasized on its active role to help the community in general, and to accelerate progress in the sectors of education, health and society.   Over two years in a row, the "Saada" initiative has made tremendous achievements in terms of assisting children socially and culturally through its implementation of three important phases. With its strategic partner MTN, the Information City, provided in its first phase 1000 ......read more

Dunecrest American School Celebrates the UAE National Day

An array of collaborative activities were organized for students, parents and faculty members to take part in   United Arab Emirates, Dubai –28 November 2019:   Dunecrest American School celebrated the UAE 48th National Day with a week-long celebration of UAE culture, heritage and Arabic language literacy activities. From an Arabic book fair, visiting authors and motivational speakers to calligraphy workshops, tolerance workshops and a special assembly with cultural performances, the school was alive with the spirit of the UAE.  The celebrations at Dunecrest American School kicked off on November 24th with an Arabic Book Fair that connected the students with Arab authors such as Haya Al Kasem and allowed them to discuss and read about the UAE heritage, and participate in interactive team building ......read more

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Canadian University Dubai charts strategy for AI advancement, in line with UAE's vision…

Dubai, October 23, 2019:  In line with the UAE’s drive to be a leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has put in place plans that will integrate AI into students’ lives as well as explore new programs in this field.   The move is in sync with the multiple initiatives undertaken by the UAE in the field, including the recent ......read more

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IMA selected four IMA students from the Middle East region to attend its Student Leadership Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina    Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2019:   IMA®  (Institute of Management Accountants), has selected four students from top universities in the region to represent the Middle East at the organization’s annual Student Leadership ......read more

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This move will help improve early language development and opportunities for students as the UAE paves way for strong international relations with China October 21, 2019; Dubai, UAE:   British Orchard Nursery (BON) has added another feather to its hat – this time by introducing Mandarin as an additional language to its EYFS curriculum.   Students will now have the ......read more

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 10, 2019:    Save the Children Jordan and the MIT Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (MIT J-WEL), in collaboration with the Jordanian Ministry of Education, Community Jameel and Dubai Cares, the UAE-based global philanthropic organization,  launched the Transforming Refugee Education Towards Excellence (TREE) program aimed at tackling the ......read more

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• The university has seen high demand for OET at their examination centre for healthcare sector in Alexandria • University plans to open up their Second test centre in Giza   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 10, 2019:   Cambridge Assessment English, a part of University of Cambridge has seen a great demand from Egyptian doctors for the Occupational English ......read more

GEMS Education, together with consortium of education providers, launches college and career ...…

• New resource offers students online and offline college and career guidance • Services aimed at helping students find their best-fit pathway to post-secondary education and beyond     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 08, 2019:    GEMS Education and its UniConnect division have partnered with My Path to Uni (MPTU), a new consortium of high-profile ......read more

FNC Winner Hind Alaleeli Proud to be AU Alumni…

Ajman-UAE: October 07, 2019 – “I am so proud and honored to be an Alumni of Ajman University (AU).” This is how Hind Humaid bin Hindi Alaleeli, one of the two winners of the emirate of Ajman in the recent Federal National Council (FNC) elections, reacted while meeting AU chancellor and faculty on Monday. Paying special tributes to AU faculty, Alaleeli, who has recently ......read more

MBRU and King Saud University in Saudi Arabia join forces to enhance academic collaboration between ...…

Dubai, 6 October 2019:   Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) inked an MOU with King Saud University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to enhance academic collaboration between medical colleges in both universities. Professor Badran bin Abdulrahman Al-Omar, Rector of King Saud University, and Dr. Amer Sharif, Vice Chancellor of MBRU, signed a ......read more

SCCI and UOS Announce Doubling of the Financial Value of Sharjah Chamber's Award for Innovators to ...…

Sharjah, October 5, 2019:  The University of Sharjah (UOS) and the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) have announced that the financial value of the 4th edition of the Sharjah Chamber’s Award for Innovators has been doubled to AED 100000 instead of AED 50000. This came during a press conference held recently to announce the launch of the 4th edition of the Sharjah ......read more

Sheikh Saqr Government Excellence Program supports another group of outstanding students with ...…

Program in line with the Vision of H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi to enhance human capital across Ras Al Khaimah   845 ‘future leaders’ benefit from the Program in various fields of study, both within the UAE and internationally     October 1, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates: The Sheikh Saqr Program for Government Excellence, under the ......read more

National Geographic Kids Abu Dhabi Premieres Region's First Reality-TV Series for Young ...…

• A groundbreaking edutainment format in partnership with Nikon  • Produced locally and directed by acclaimed Emirati director Omar Butti • First of-a-kind Arabic reality TV series for children 7-13 years  • Airing now at 5:00pm UAE time/4:00pm KSA time   Abu Dhabi, UAE October 1, 2019:  National Geographic Abu Dhabi, announced today the ......read more

AU Team Wins Top Spot in James Dyson Award…

Ajman-UAE: September 29, 2019:   Ajman University (AU) made it happen again! A team of students and graduates at the College of Engineering and Information Technology have shinned in the James Dyson Award with their "Vita-CAM" project. The smart phone application, using artificial intelligence to detect vitamin deficiency in humans by taking pictures of their eyes, ......read more

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AU Supports Bright Dentistry Students with New Scholarship…

Ajman-UAE: Sept. 24, 2019:   Ajman University (AU) and Dr. Majd Naji, Chairman of Liberty Medical Group (LMG), as part of their social responsibility towards students, have launched an all new scholarship.  The promising scheme, named: “Dr. Majd Naji Endowed Scholarship”, targets bright students in the College of Dentistry.   The move followed a landmark ......read more

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MBRU Stages 4th White Coat Ceremony in presence of UAE Minister of State for Advanced Sciences…

62 new students representing 18 nationalities take Hippocratic Oath and start their journey towards career in medicine    UAE, 17 September, 2019:  Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine & Health Sciences (MBRU) accepted its fourth cohort of students for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program celebrating them at the 4th MBRU White Coat ......read more

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 16, 2019:   For every parent, the moment their child is accepted onto their dream course at their first choice University is a time of great pride and excitement for the future. What is perhaps not talked about so often, is how UAE parents can prepare themselves as well as their son or daughter for what living abroad in a foreign country ......read more

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Ajman University to Honor 1,275 Graduates in October…

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Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10 September 2019:  A ground-breaking pilot of the Moral Education Programme (MEP) led by the Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court, Abu Dhabi, and conducted by Arc Skills has shown how gamification can enhance the way young people learn important universal values. The trial, which ran in six UAE schools and has never been attempted before, showed the huge ......read more

City Centre Me'aisem is here to captivate and educate this back-to-school season…

• As parents shop in peace, kids can play and learn with daily interactive workshops and entertainment  • Kids can also make a statement at the Customisation Zone by personalising their new school gear • The campaign is running now until September 14    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 9 2019: The new academic year is already here, but families can ......read more

Opening of PACE British School, a premium British curriculum education initiative in the emirate of ...…

1. Dr P A Ibrahim Haji, Chairman PACE Group 2. Mr Keith Marsh, Chief Academic Officer, PACE Group 3. Mr Rueben David Flint, Principal, PACE British School, Sharjah 4. Mr Nasif Mohammed Elayyan, Vice Principal PACE British School, Sharjah 5. Ms. Nicole Gamble, Head of Early Years, PACE British School, Sharjah   PACE Group- Overview   PACE Group is a network of 17 ......read more

Canadian University Dubai launches world-class creative leadership program with Ryerson University…

First of its kind degree in Dubai invites applications from aspiring creative executives Dubai, September 8, 2019: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has announced the launch of a new creative leadership degree program in partnership with the world-renowned Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) at Ryerson University, Canada.  The Bachelor of Arts in Creative Industries (BACI) is the ......read more

GEMS Jumeirah Primary School with GEMS Music Hub…

take centre stage with Shanghai Opera production of ‘Turandot’ at Dubai OperaMaking its Middle East debut at Dubai Opera, the prominent Shanghai Opera House mesmerises the audience with Puccini's spectacular masterpiece   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 08, 2019:    Dubai Opera and GEMS Music Hub teamed up with Shanghai Opera House to put on ......read more

AU Students Shine at Int'l Contest, Win Trip to Thailand…

Ajman-UAE: September 07, 2019 – Students of Mass Communication at Ajman University (AU) have shined in an international tourism competition, and won a trip to Thailand. The contest is part of the cultural and academic ‘Thailand Academy’ program initiated by the Royal Thai Consulate-General, Dubai, and Tourism Authority of Thailand Middle East, Dubai, to promote UAE ......read more

First Ever Gamified Moral Education Programme Successfully Trialled in UAE Schools…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4 September 2019:  A ground-breaking pilot of the Moral Education Programme (MEP) led by the Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court, Abu Dhabi, and conducted by Arc Skills has shown how gamification can enhance the way young people learn important universal values. The trial, which ran in six UAE schools and has never been attempted before, showed the huge ......read more

Ajman University Earns Spot, Again, on QS Rankings List of Top 150 Universities Under 50 Years…

Ajman-UAE: September 03, 2019:   Ajman University (AU) made it happen again! For the second year in a row, AU has earned a spot among the top 150 universities under 50 years within QS World University Rankings of the “Top 50 Under 50.” Only 8 institutions in the UAE and a total of 13 universities in the Arab World earned a spot on the extended list, released in July ......read more

Emirati astronauts successfully complete their training period in Moscow…

The final tests for the mission to the International Space Station lasted for 12 hours over two days and focused on emergency scenarios at the ISS and aboard the Soyuz spacecraft Dubai, UAE, 2 September 2019: Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first Emirati astronaut to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) on September 25, and Sultan AlNeyadi, the back-up astronaut for the same mission, ......read more

GEMS Education welcomes 18,000 new students and 1,800 new teachers for 2019-20…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 01, 2019:  Schools in UAE sprang back to life for the first day of the new academic year on Sunday 1 September. It promises to be an exciting year ahead as GEMS Education introduces a host of innovative programmes and teaching methods that will expand the opportunities available to the 125,000 students enrolled across its 48 UAE schools, of ......read more

1,800 new teachers join GEMS Education for 2019-20 academic year…

• New teachers officially welcomed at GEMS Awareness Day held at Dubai’s Atlantis, The Palm • Annual event included a variety of information sessions and workshops on all aspects of GEMS Education and life in the UAE     Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  29, August 2019:   GEMS Education today officially welcomed more than 1,800 new teachers from ......read more

National Geographic Abu Dhabi Unveils 2019 ‘Moments' Photo Competition Grand Prize…

Abu Dhabi, August 27, 2019:   National Geographic Abu Dhabi (NGAD) and Almarai announced today the Grand Prize for the adult and kids categories of the 9th edition of ‘Moments’, its annual regional photography competition to nurture the talent of aspiring regional photographers. The Grand Prize winner will have his/her photograph printed in the National Geographic ......read more

Canadian University Dubai Dean chairs international industry conference on sensor technology in ...…

Dubai, August 25, 2018:   Dr. Sam Kherat, Dean of Graduate Studies, Research and Incubators at Canadian University Dubai (CUD), led the debate among delegates from prominent engineering and technology firms when he chaired the International VDI Conference on Sensors for Off-Highway Machines, held in Berlin recently. Bringing together industry leaders in this highly specialized field, ......read more

NYU Abu Dhabi researchers find warm ocean water, exacerbated by warmer air, is causing rapid melt ...…

Abu Dhabi, August 22, 2019:  A team of researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi’s Center for Global Sea Level Change, supported by the Office of Polar Programs of the USA National Science Foundation, have found that unusually warm ocean water is causing rapid melt at the Greenland outlet glacier Helheim, one of the largest in the region. For the first time, warm waters that originate in the ......read more

GEMS Education's GCSE students celebrate outstanding results…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22, August 2019:   Students from 16 GEMS Education schools have recorded another successful year of GCSE results after a round of challenging examinations.    In 2019, GEMS schools hosted a record 2,800 students who sat over 17,700 IGSCE/GCSE examinations.   Across the GEMS network, 357 students achieved the highest ......read more

GEMS Education student is the first UAE qualifier for trials to India's FIFA U17 World Cup Team ...…

Theertha Satish of GEMS Modern Academy attends the school with backing of KHDA’s Rahhal Programme    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22, August 2019:   GEMS Education has gained an international sporting first achievement, off the back of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) Rahhal Programme initiative, with the first UAE-based student to be ......read more

Dubai mosques to offer lectures and courses in the second half of 2019…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 August 2019:  As part of its continuous efforts to spread cultural and religious awareness among the various strata of society including mosques visitors and students, the Department of Islamic Education and Religious Guidance of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) announced it will organise a series of lectures and scientific ......read more

GEMS Education students shine with excellent A-Level examination results…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15, August 2019:   GEMS Education students in the UAE celebrated this morning outstanding results achieved during the A-Level examinations.   This year, GEMS students in the UAE have once again exceeded expectations. Nearly 600 students sat over 1700 A Level examinations.     Across all GEMS school, 33% of entries ......read more

British Orchard Nursery collaborates with Department of Finance to open its 22nd branch in the UAE…

The preschool aims to raise the happiness level for working mothers by bringing nursery education for their little ones at their doorstep Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14, August 2019:  Dubai, UAE  UAE’s largest preschool chain, British Orchard Nursery has collaborated with the Department of Finance to open a nursery at the DOF headquarters in His Highness the ......read more

GEMS Education offers up some expert ways to get your children to read in the late summer months…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  08, August 2019:   For most parents, summer’s lengthy days and slower pace, lends itself well for children to be lost in the pleasure of imaginative books. In reality the kids tend to try and avoid summer reading, considering it to be ‘homework.’   Michelle Forbes, Principal, GEMS Al Barsha National School for Girls shares ......read more

Applications now open for Emirati startup incubation program, Ibtikari…

● Organized by Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) and startAD, Ibtikari 5.0 will incubate twelve startups founded by UAE nationals ● Six teams will have the opportunity to work with global experts and corporate partners, win a grant worth AED 10,000 from KFED, and be considered for further funding upon completion of the program   Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 30, ......read more

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