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NYU Abu Dhabi Engineering Faculty and StartAD Managing Director Ramesh Jagannathan Named Rhodes Trust Inspirational Educator

Abu Dhabi, July 19, 2017: NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Research Professor of Engineering, Vice Provost for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and startAD Managing Director Ramesh Jagannathan has been awarded the 2017 Rhodes Trust Inspirational Educator Award. The Inspirational Educator Award aims to highlight prodigious teaching from around the world. Rhodes Scholars are invited to nominate exceptional mentors who have had a profound influence on their lives before they received their scholarships.  The Rhodes Scholarship is a postgraduate award supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. Jagannathan was nominated for the award by 2016 Rhodes Scholar and NYUAD alumna Farah Shamout. “I believe Professor Ramesh is deserving of this award because he exemplifies what it truly means ......read more

Masdar Institute's High-Performance Solar Absorber Aims to Make Solar Thermal Power Generation More Efficient and Affordable in the UAE

Developed with MIT, Innovative Breakthrough Enables Highly Efficient Sunlight Absorption Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19, July, 2017:  The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology today announced the development of a high-performance solar absorber that could make solar thermal technologies significantly more efficient. Masdar Institute is part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology. The solar absorber, developed with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), features an ultrathin nanocomposite film made of silver and silica, topped with silver nanoparticles. It absorbs nearly 100% of the sunlight’s energy from the ultraviolet and visible portions of the solar spectrum. This technological breakthrough could be a boon to the efficiency and affordability of solar thermal applications, such as utility-scale solar ......read more

VFS Edu Support Services partners with Oxademy to launch world's first ‘AI-based' online learning programmes for students

Dubai, UAE, July 19, 2017:  VFS Edu Support Services Pvt. Ltd., the education services arm of VFS Global, today announced a partnership with award-winning UK-based Edtech Oxademy Technologies and its subsidiary Oxademy Business School to form the new global digital learning platform ‘VFS-Oxademy’.  VFS-Oxademy will offer a first-of-its-kind knowledge-driven artificial intelligence (AI) cloud infrastructure called OX360 which identifies each learner's strengths and weaknesses and generates learning paths based on individual learner’s behaviour, personalising the learning to each individual student.   The new platform is designed to be a response to the limitations of purely online courses, which have suffered from high drop-out rates, due in many cases to the lack of a personalised learning ......read more

September sizzles at ESMOD Dubai with new courses

Forge an exciting international career in Fashion Marketing, Luxury Brand Management, Fashion Buying, Footwear, and Professional Fashion Makeup at ESMOD Dubai, the French Fashion Institute.   Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2017:  Passionate about fashion? A love for clothing and accessories is one thing, but if you're someone who actually wants to work in the fashion industry, you'll probably know about it. You'll read the magazines, follow the fashion weeks, watch the bloggers and instagrammers, and your love of fashion will play a defining role of who you are. Yet working out a way of actually joining the fashion industry and making a career for yourself can be a little more challenging.   If you have the determination, the talent, and the willingness to do what it takes to learn the ropes and become ......read more

First Cohort of Students Graduates from Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies' Banking Insurance Program

Course Witnesses Participation of 160 Professionals from Union National Bank and RAKBANK  Dubai-UAE: 17 July, 2017:  The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), a regional leader in banking and finance education and training, witnessed the graduation of the first batch of participants of its banking insurance training program. The 160 outgoing students included 85 employees of Union National Bank and 75 employees of RAKBANK. The specialized insurance training program focuses on bancassurance, or insurance in financial services, and aligns with the federal government’s goals to enhance the qualifications of UAE nationals and improve productivity in the insurance sector. Bancassurance enables insurance companies to use the bank’s channels to sell their products. EIBFS’ program ......read more

Dubai Customs' nursery and Daycare graduates 22 children

Dubai, UAE, July 16, 2017:  Dubai Customs’ Nursery and Daycare celebrated graduating its ninth batch of children for 2017. 22 children received their certificates in the presence of Engineer Khawlah Al Solis, Director of Administrative Affairs Department, Khalid Mohammed Al Swaidi, Senior Manager, Administrative Affairs Department and a number of employees and parents.  The graduation ceremony started with the national anthem followed by a recitation from the Holy Quran. The event included a show performed by the kids and a graduation English song.   Al Solis reiterated Dubai Customs’ efforts in supporting its staff as part of its wider corporate social responsibility.  “Offering nursery services to working mothers at the department is an indication of our efforts to prioritize our ......read more

UOWD is Named Occupational English Test (OET) Venue for Healthcare Professionals

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has become an official centre for the Occupational English Test (OET), an English language test for healthcare professionals in Dubai. The tests will take place once a month starting from August. OET (Occupational English Test) is an Australian-developed English language test which assesses language communication skills of healthcare professionals. It provides assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – through test material designed to reflect real healthcare scenarios.  Felix Lanceley, Director Student Services and Academic Registrar at UOWD said: “We are committed to providing services and offerings that meet the needs of the communities in Dubai. By offering OET at our University, we are enabling healthcare professionals ......read more

Abu Dhabi University Allocates AED136 Million in Scholarships and Financial Aid

1,200 students benefit from AED20 million in scholarships and financial aid from Abu Dhabi University this academic year  University earmarks around AED12 million following announcement of UAE Year of Giving 2017 Bin Harmal: “Scholarships and financial aid reflect ADU’s strategy and belief in corporate social responsibility and national duty” Abu Dhabi-UAE: 11 July, 2017:  Throughout the academic year 2016 – 2017, Abu Dhabi University has offered more than AED20 million in scholarships and financial aid to around 1,200 academically gifted and financially challenged students. ADU had already earmarked AED12 million for scholarships and financial aid at the beginning of the year to coincide with the announcement of the UAE Year of Giving, bringing the total volume of financial aid and ......read more

Masdar Institute Completes Critical Design Review of its CubeSat Program

Review Marks Milestone for Masdar Institute, YahSat and Orbital ATK Collaboration to Launch MYSAT-1 Satellite into Space by 2018 Abu Dhabi-UAE: 10 July 2017:  The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology has announced that its CubeSat development program, MYSAT-1, has completed its critical design review (CDR), marking a key milestone for the University’s space systems and technology program, which was designed with support from Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and global aerospace manufacturer and defense industry leader Orbital ATK. Masdar Institute is part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology. MYSAT-1 will be the first research satellite built by students and faculty at Masdar Institute. The small satellite will measure 10 cm on each side and will be built with two payloads, including a ......read more

Aldar Academies' International Baccalaureate Diploma graduates smash world average results for a second year

For the second consecutive year, graduates of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme at Aldar Academies Al Bateen Academy have smashed the diploma’s world average point score. Students of the leading private international school in Abu Dhabi achieved an average point score of 32.3, comfortably surpassing the world average of 30.    Of the graduating students, five performed exceptionally to secure a point score above 40 out of a possible 45. They included twins Marius and Saulius Pakstys (Lithuania) who achieved 43 and 41 points respectively, alongside Yazan Abu Yousef (Canada), Zena Younes (UK) and Damin Attygalle (Sri Lanka).  Meanwhile, 100 percent of the academy’s Emirati student cohort passed, with each pupil scoring above the world points average. The two highest scoring Emirati ......read more

Skyline University College Organized 5-Day Free IELTS Workshop for School Students

Dubai, UAE, July 5, 2017:  Skyline University College English Language Center (ELC) in collaboration with Sharjah Education Council has organized a 5-day IELTS Workshop termed as “Insights into IELTS” on June 11-15, 2017 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. More than 125 students have registered online to attend the free workshop.  SUC ELC Head, Dr. Victoria Verna gave a thorough orientation about the test format and the techniques of IELTS and conducted classes to students along with SUC ELT faculty from General Education Dr. Taleb Bilal Eli and ELT part time faculty Mr. Soheil.  Mrs. Amna Mohammed Alhammadi, Sharjah Education Council Director of Educational Operations also visited on the third day of the workshop to oversee the progress of the event. The workshop helped the candidates with test format, ......read more

Skyline University College Gathered Diplomats and Officials for Suhoor

Dubai, UAE, July 3, 2017:  Skyline University College has successfully gathered diplomats, government officials, corporate and media partners in an exclusive Suhoor Night in this auspicious month of Ramadan on June 5, 2017, at Al Majlis, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.  The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation Director of Labour Offices Department H.E. Sheikh Abdulrahman Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Mualla, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority-Shurooq CEO H.E. Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal along with Consul General of India H.E. Vipul, Consul General of Morocco H.E. Abderrahim Rahhaly, Consul General of Azerbaijan H.E. Parviz Ismailzada, Consul General of Sri Lanka H.E. Charitha Yattogoda and diplomatic representatives from the consulates Angola, USA, Ireland, Russia and Peru graced this intimate event.  SUC ......read more

The Alpha School, a School with a Difference

Dubai, UAE, July 2, 2017:  The Alpha School is set to become a leader in innovative educational excellence in  Dubai. Its Founding Principal, Rachel Cashin is a certified Apple Education Trainer and renowned for being at the forefront of innovation. Her proven success in leading outstanding technology-driven schools includes most recently Ajman Academy.  Delivering a forward-thinking and transformative National Curriculum for England, The Alpha School integrates innovative experiences to make learning relevant and personal for all. Apple technologies including 1:1 iPads enable students to manage and customise their learning in a context where learning is accessible anywhere, anytime. Alpha’s motto “Learning to succeed, succeeding to learn” encapsulates the commitment of all staff to enabling ......read more

Interschool Sustainability Competition Engages over 40,000 Students Across the UAE

GEMS Our Own High School Al Warqa’a wins Clean Energy Business Council’s 2017 Interschool Competition with ‘Protect the Planet’ Film Dubai – UAE, 28 June 2017: More than 40,000 students from 30 schools across the Emirates participated in the 2017 edition of the Clean Energy Business Council’s (CEBC) annual UAE Interschool Competition. GEMS Our Own High School Al Warqa’a were awarded this year’s grand prize of AED 5,000 to support sustainability initiatives at the school, which was given out during an awards ceremony at the school on 19 June. Winners of the Students’ Choice voting prize of AED 3,000 were the students of Universal American School. This year’s competition centered on short films, with all participating schools given the option to submit up to three films ......read more

UNESCO Announces Sharjah as World Book Capital 2019

The title is an international recognition of Sharjah’s dynamic efforts in promoting books and reading both locally and regionally    Sharjah, 27 June 2017   Signaling a groundbreaking achievement for the UAE and the Arab world, Sharjah has been crowned with the prestigious ‘World Book Capital’ title for 2019 by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). The honour is a recognition of the emirate’s pioneering role in supporting and expanding the local and regional publishing industries, promoting reading to become an intrinsic cultural practice, as well as embracing intercultural, knowledge-based dialogue.   The accolade is an important addition to Sharjah’s existing portfolio of milestones like, Capital of Arab Culture (1998), Capital of ......read more

GETEX Autumn 2017 to offer higher education options for Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 academic sessions

June 27, 2017 – The Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX), the leading student recruitment platform in the Middle East and Asia, is set to return with its autumn edition to support higher education providers in student recruitment for their Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 sessions. Held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Education, GETEX Autumn 2017 will take place from November 1 to 3, 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre to offer direct interaction between education providers and students for courses that begin between November 2017 and April 2018.  GETEX Autumn 2017 will offer a platform for aspiring students and their parents to make spot decisions and submit applications, following detailed discussions on courses, admission policies, fees and scholarship options, and virtual ......read more

Distinguished Global Schools Break New Ground in Dubai

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 21 June, 2017 – Educators, investors and key members of the construction teams gathered in Dubai to mark the start of construction on the latest addition to the city’s burgeoning education sector. Brighton College and Dwight Schools International are working together in creating a brand-new campus in Al Barsha South, Dubai, as well as a Centre of Excellence for Arabic Language, Arts and Culture that will be shared by the students of both schools. In addition, the Centre will also welcome interested visitors from the wider community. The new schools have commenced construction following final approval by the KHDA in Dubai, with the appointment of Airolink International Construction LLC as the main contractor, one of the emirates’ leading contractors for such projects. Sameh Muhtadi, CEO of Bloom ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Attends First Graduation Ceremony of Brighton College Al Ain

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 20 June, 2017 – Brighton College Al Ain (BCAA), managed by Bloom Education, organized the graduation ceremony of its first cohort of graduating pupils on June 15, 2017.  His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court and a member of the Executive Council, attended the ceremony and awarded the graduates their certificates before an audience that comprised peers, faculty and families.  Henning Fries at Bloom Education, said: “On behalf of Bloom Education we are exceptionally proud of the first graduating class at BCAA. We are confident that BCAA graduates will make their mark in the world and we wish them tremendous success in whatever path they decide to pursue.”   Dr Kenneth Greig, BCAA Headmaster, said: “We are proud of our ......read more

New American School for Dubai in 2018 by Esol Education

Leading international school operator to add 1500 seats to K-12 education landscape in Dubai, with another launch planned for Bahrain in 2019 June 20, 2017, Dubai:  Leveraging its 40-year track record of establishing and operating reputable international schools in the MENA region and beyond, Esol Education will open a new American school in Dubai in September 2018, and another in Bahrain in 2019.  The new Dubai school, located near the Al Barari and Living Legends developments in Dubailand, will follow in Esol Education’s tradition of providing a challenging educational program delivered by a talented and dedicated faculty in a caring student-centered environment.   The move underscores the organization’s commitment to developing a high level of education in Dubai and the region, in keeping with its ......read more

UOWD student wins Best Paper award for research on Soft Power in UAE at international at academic conference

The winning research was on “Films as a soft power source for the UAE” Dubai, 20 June 2017:  Hollye Enser, Master of Media & Communication student at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) recently won the Best Paper award at the International Conference on Education, Humanities and Management (ICEHM). In a close competition with senior professors, who also presented their research papers at the conference, Hollye presented the winning paper on “Films as a soft power source for the UAE”. Hollye, along with Nour Al Hossni, Iman Ismail, Mitri Hajjar and Maitha Shuhail, fellow students of the media program, presented their research papers at the conference covering a variety of topics such as ‘An evaluation of Linkedin as a recruitment tool in the UAE”, and ‘The interest in ......read more

Memorandum of Understanding Signed Between Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre has Signed a with University of Dubai

The MoU aims to build Emirati cadres that will support developing a unique UAE space sector June 19, 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates To strengthen links of cooperation between educational institutions in the UAE and centre’s specialized in advanced technology, science and space, The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with University of Dubai (UD). The MoU aims to develop and qualify national human resources capable of working in space science technology sector, and thereby contribute to the development of sector in the United Arab Emirates. The MoU was signed by H.E. Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General of MBRSC and H.E. Dr. Eesa Bastaki, President of University of Dubai, in the presence of a number of executive officials from the Centre and the ......read more

Skyline University College Conducted Health and Wellness Program

Dubai, UAE, June 19, 2017:  The first series of Health and Wellness was held at Skyline University College on May 24, 2017. The event was designed to sensitize the students on emerging health concerns through lectures, discussion and medical check-up among the students, staff and faculty. Medical Practitioners from NMC, Sharjah and Dr. Sunny Medical moderated and sponsored the inaugural event. The event highlighted and focused on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) mainly cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes.  Dr. Sanjit representing Sunny Medical clinic observed that non-communicable conditions account for nearly two-thirds of deaths globally, worse than HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and all other infectious diseases combined. Whereas there are numerous programs created to address ......read more

AUS College of Engineering Announces Three Endowed Chairs

Sharjah, UAE, Monday, June 19, 2017- The College of Engineering (CEN) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) announced today three endowed chairs for faculty members to honor their efforts in teaching and mentorship, research and services. As an institution of higher education, AUS recognizes the continued contributions of its faculty members and endows chairs to push the frontiers of their scholarship and to propel research in addition to developing collaboration with international scholars. “These three endowed chairs at the College of Engineering reinforce our commitment to appreciate and promote quality research at AUS. I am grateful to the sponsors for their support in helping our faculty members pursue valuable team-based research projects in various important areas,” said Dr. Björn Kjerfve, Chancellor of ......read more

UAE Teachers Participate in Honeywell Educators at Space Academy Astronaut Training Program in the United States

Unique Partnership Between Honeywell and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Provides Teachers from 33 Countries and 45 U.S. States and Territories with New Techniques to Engage Students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program Has Helped Inspire the Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers Since 2004; More Than 3 Million Students Worldwide Have Benefited  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 18, 2017:  Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and long-term partner, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC), are welcoming four UAE-based teachers amongst 200 middle school teachers from 33 countries and 45 U.S. states and territories to the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy (HESA). Over the course of two consecutive weeks, from June 14 to 27, teachers will experience a unique opportunity to re-ignite their passion ......read more

Canadian University Dubai signs MoU with Ryerson University to Launch Unique New Program

Bachelor in Creative Industries will be the maiden offering from the university’s new Faculty of Communication and Design  Dubai, UAE, June 18, 2017:  Canadian University Dubai, in partnership with Ryerson University’s Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) are set to launch an exciting new program focused on leadership in the creative industries.    The Bachelor in Creative Industries will combine creativity with business acumen to create a cadre of highly qualified students capable of leading the quickly expanding arts and culture industry in the UAE and abroad. The program will be officially launched once it attains accreditation from the UAE’s Ministry of Education.  The new program will be the first offering from the newly established FCAD at Canadian University Dubai which has ......read more

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Enrolments Open for Dubai Campus of Abu Dhabi University…

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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 ......read more

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The Ministry of Community Development and Image Nation Abu Dhabi Collaborate to Educate UAE School ...…

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GCC's first: HBMSU Master's Program in Islamic Banking and Finance obtains full academic ...…

UAE, May 14, 2017– Earning another major achievement and a first-of-its-kind in the Gulf, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) was awarded full academic accreditation by international and independent quality assurance body, Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA), for its Master's Program in Islamic Banking and Finance. The move is a major boost to HBMSU’s leadership in ......read more

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

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American University of Sharjah Enterprises & Finland's Oulu University of Applied Sciences sign MOU ...…

May 14, 2017– The American University of Sharjah Enterprises (AUSE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OAMK), one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Finland, to collaborate on the development of a world-class innovation ecosystem in the Emirate of Sharjah. The agreement aims to form collaborative public-private sector ......read more

Aisha Badia Crowned Winner of Arab Reading Challenge in Bahrain.…

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Afaf Sharif Crowned Winner of Arab Reading Challenge in Palestine…

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Dr. Mansour Al Awar discusses importance of smart learning at QS-Maple 2017 Conference in Dubai…

UAE, May 09, 2017– Dr. Mansour Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, said that the HBMSU is the first model of the 10X initiative, a vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The HBMSU model, when formed in 2002 was 10 years ahead of its time, Dr. Al Awar noted and added that the university ......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 ......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 ......read more

Prince Sultan University Students Outshine 129 Contenders to Win Pearl Initiative and Siemens' ...…

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

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AUS Students Elect Their Representatives…

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

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Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab at MIT to assist in transforming education in Saudi Arabia ...…

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HBMSU's ‘7th Innovation Lab' highlights role of technological innovation in education and knowledge …

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Duha Hussein Crowned Winner of Arab Reading Challenge in Jordan…

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

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KHDA School Inspector conducts workshop to instil positive environment in preschool…

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

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 ......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, ......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 ......read more

Masdar Institute Wins 2017 Mohammed bin Rashid Global Water Award…

MI Receives Award in ‘Innovative Research and Development’ Category for Inexpensive Device for Water Desalination Abu Dhabi-UAE: 27 April, 2017 – His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, today presented the Mohammed bin Rashid Global Water Award to Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, part of Khalifa University of Science ......read more

McGuinty Visits UAE on Education Mission…

Former Premier of Ontario, Canada Meets UAE Education Leaders in Dubai On a mission to discuss the future of education in the UAE, former Premier of Ontario Dalton McGuinty met with leaders in the UAE’s education sector to discuss how the industry can find new ways to reach every learner. McGuinty — who was known as “the Education Premier” — served as Ontario, ......read more

Al Noor Training Centre Was Awarded The Princess Haya Award For Special Education (PHASE)…

Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities was appreciated for its efforts and contribution towards enhancing the lives of children with special needs. Dubai, 27th April, UAE:  Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities has been working dedicatedly for children with special needs to enhance their lives in many aspects through advanced education methods. Their efforts ......read more

Nour Tabboh Crowned Winner of Arab Reading Challenge in Lebanon…

Dubai, UAE - 26 April 2017 Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the General Director of Education at the Ministry of Education and Higher Learning Minister His Excellency Fadi Yarak and His Excellency Hamad Saeed Sultan Al Shamsi, the UAE Ambassador to Lebanon, at the UNESCO Palace.  The Lebanon ARC champion Nour Tabboh, who ......read more

Dubai Tourism Champions Vocational Education with the Launch of Dubai College of Tourism…

College to welcome first batch of students in September 2017 Dubai, UAE: 26 April 2017: Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has announced the launch of Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), an institution dedicated to training the next generation of tourism professionals and providing school leavers with an alternative option for further education, that ......read more

National Defense College Visits Abu Dhabi Ports…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24 April 2017 - Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of Abu Dhabi's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, KIZAD, received a delegation from the National Defense College in KIZAD’s HQ in Taweelah to observe, first-hand the ports’ safety procedures, prevention plans and crisis management and preparedness. ......read more

‘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 ......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. ......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 ......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 ......read more

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

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 ......read more

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

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 ......read more

HBMSU and Community Development Authority discuss areas of collaboration to push for Dubai's social ...…

UAE, April 18, 2016– Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) received a high-level delegates from the Community Development Authority headed by Director General H.E Ahmed Jelfar at the university campus to discuss areas of collaboration and future partnerships in matters of common interests. During the meeting, HBMSU representatives also took the ......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. ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

Participants of Sharjah Tatweer Forum's Sharjah Leadership Program explores leadership in ...…

UAE, April 16, 2017- A select group of participants of Sharjah Tatweer Forum’s (STF) flagship Sharjah Leadership Program (SLP) gained insights on the ‘brain-based leadership’ concept discussed on the first day of their 10-day educational visit to the UK. The SLP participants are in Europe to take part in the international leadership forum organized by STF in coordination with ......read more

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