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Schools in the Middle East Must Make Fundamental Changes to Prepare for Life After COVID-19

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – June 06 2020:  Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting, says schools in the Middle East will need to implement a carefully planned and strategically phased approach to opening up following the deep impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the region. The opening strategies, according to Oliver Wyman, must include a pre-opening, opening and post-opening framework and entail fundamental changes to logistics, processes and procedures to ensure safety and a smooth opening of operations for school communities. Releasing a report called ‘Re-opening Schools Post Covid-19’, Oliver Wyman said schools will need to train staff with enhanced roles for nurses, facilities managers and counsellors. Other preparatory activities include physical space and scenario planning in case ......read more

Canadian University Dubai's 10th Graduation Ceremony Reaches New Heights

Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance  The Class of 2020 Students Illuminate The World’s Tallest Building Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6th June 2020: Canadian University Dubai made history last night as it became the first university in the world to display images of its graduating class on the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The ceremony was the leading Dubai based university’s 10th graduation event, and recognized its class of 2020 by illuminating one of the most iconic buildings in the world with the faces of this year’s graduates.  The virtual graduation ceremony took place in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance, as well as the university’s chancellor, ......read more

GEMS Education schools and students celebrate success at prestigious Sharjah Award for Excellence 2019-2020

• GEMS Our Own English High School Sharjah – Girls tops ‘Outstanding Schools’ category for providing an enriching environment for students to achieve excellence • GEMS Our Own English High School Sharjah – Boys placed second in ‘Outstanding Schools’ category and sees one of its students named ‘Most Distinguished and Excellent Student’ • GEMS Millennium School – Sharjah student also recognised with ‘Most Distinguished and Excellent Student’ award     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 01, 2020:  Three GEMS Education schools were recognised in this year’s prestigious Sharjah Award for Excellence and Educational Excellence. GEMS Our Own English High School Sharjah – Girls (OOS) placed first in the ‘Outstanding ......read more

ADEK's Rize University Preparation and Career Guidance Program Goes Virtual

• Launched as part of the ‘Rize Enrichment Programs’, the program aims to equip high school students ahead of their journey towards higher education • Following its inauguration in February of this year, the program is now delivered virtually in keeping with social distancing measures to limit the spread of COVID-19   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30, May 2020:  In a bid to provide comprehensive support for grades 9-12 students in Abu Dhabi developing their post-secondary goals and aspirations, the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has introduced the Rize University Preparation and Career Guidance Program. A subset of Rize Enrichment Programs, this new program aims to equip high school students with the necessary guidance, tools, and resources to prepare them for their future university ......read more

GEMS Innovation Awards 2020 Recognise Young Innovators after Virtual Showdown

• Awards mark culmination of annual Global Innovation Challenge, which sees thousands of students develop solutions to world’s biggest problems • Winners selected from a shortlist of 150 young innovators, who pitched their ideas and inventions to a panel of industry leaders, experts and investors • Participants took part in a first-of-its-kind virtual bootcamp, gaining insights into various aspects of business and entrepreneurship   New   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 28, 2020:  The final stages of this year’s Global Innovation Challenge (GIC), which culminated in the annual GEMS Innovation Awards on 21 May, were held in suitably ground-breaking fashion, with close to 4,000 attendees from the UAE, UK and Egypt. The award ceremony marked the end of a journey of an intensive ......read more

Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority: How to Help Your Children Thrive With Remote Schooling

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020:    As a result of the current situation, families are facing extended periods of social distancing. To help families enjoy their time together, Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority offers parents guidance on how to help their children thrive at remote schooling and tips on how to engage children effectively.   There is a huge difference between elective ‘homeschooling’ and adapting to it very unexpectedly, but there many ways families can balance multiple children’s workloads whilst considering each child’s individual needs and keeping on top of learning schedules. During this time, it is important to recognise that this is an abnormal situation to be in, so be kind to yourself and look at the positives in every situation.   TALK ABOUT ......read more

NYU Abu Dhabi Announces Winners of The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award 2020

The winning submission, Haweia – an Arabic term meaning identity – will officially be unveiled at NYU Abu Dhabi, and will then tour to other UAE locations in November 2020 Abu Dhabi, UAE – May 20, 2020:  Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), in partnership with Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), has announced the winners of the eighth edition of The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award 2020. The winning trio are architecture students from the American University of Sharjah (AUS): Sara Mohamed from Egypt, Laura AlDhahi from Kuwait, and Sahil Rattha Singh from India.  The winning submission, titled Haweia – an Arabic term meaning “identity” – will be a sculptural installation with a smooth exterior façade of ......read more

Forty-one Outstanding Female GEMS Education Students Honoured with Sheikha Fatima Award for Excellence

• Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Award for Excellence, under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan, is presented to female students at GEMS Education schools in the UAE • The award includes a scholarship covering a year’s tuition fee at their respective school     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 18, 2020:    GEMS Education honoured 41 female students in the UAE with the prestigious Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Award for Excellence. Each of these young achievers represents an inspiring story about academic success and overcoming the odds through sheer determination to surpass all expectations and set new benchmarks.  GEMS Education celebrated the achievements of this year’s winners virtually in an online tribute, honouring its annual commitment to ......read more

Abu Dhabi University Creates Face Shield Prototype to Support the Local Healthcare Sector

• ADU’s successful face shield prototype will be sent to hospitals in Abu Dhabi • The University also developed 1000 clips, a part of the face masks, for hospitals  • The face shield was created using equipment available at ADU at the hands of the University’s experts   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—17 May 2020:  Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Engineering (COE) has rallied its engineering labs to join the fight against COVID-19. The university has been working closely with hospitals in Abu Dhabi and was able to produce over 1000 clips required for face masks using the University’s state-of-the-art 3D printers, within the course of just two days. Additionally, and in a bid to support the local healthcare sector and help flatten the curve of COVID-19, ADU ......read more

ADEK Collaborates with Yahsat to Provide Connectivity to Distance Learning Students in Al Dhafra Region

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12 May 2020:  In a bid to ensure no student is left behind, the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has partnered with Yahsat to provide free satellite broadband services for distance learning students residing in the Al Dhafra Region. With ADEK’s support, Yahsat, the leading satellite operator in the UAE, will offer its services free of charge to ensure continuity of distance learning for students until the end of the current academic year.  This initiative is the latest in a series of strategic partnerships that ADEK forged with technology providers ahead of the transition to distance learning earlier in March of this year. These key partnerships seek to equip all schools and students with the needed resources, connectivity and devices to ensure that students can continue their ......read more

Deloitte Opens Up Applications for Its D-180 Digital Mentoring Program for University Students and Graduates

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 07, 2020:      Deloitte’s D-180 program has just launched in the Middle East. D-180 is a digital mentoring program integral to Deloitte’s community response efforts to COVID-19. The program targets university graduates in their first few years in the workforce as well as high school and college students across the Middle East to provide them with mentoring and real work exposure by Deloitte volunteer professionals.  Deloitte’s D-180 program aims  to equip mentees with support and skills to find meaningful work in the new economy. Deloitte mentors are paired with mentees to support them through virtual meetings along their skills building and employability journeys. They will also provide them with exposure to the world of work, and support them in ......read more

Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education and Malia Group sign MoU to Support Preparation of AGFE Scholars for Employment Transition

Dubai, United Arab Emirates; May 06, 2020:   The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) and Malia Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the preparation of AGFE scholars for employment transition. Dr. Sonia Ben Jaafar, CEO of Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education, and Mr. Roger Farhat, Talent Acquisition & Succession Planning Manager at Malia Group, signed the MoU during a virtual ceremony.  The objective of the MoU is to showcase a successful case study of collaboration between private sector and philanthropic entities in addressing regional transition challenges from education to employment.  Malia Group will be extending opportunities to AGFE Scholars in order for them to gain work experience and to develop key soft skills that are valued by employers and ......read more

UOBD Capitalizes on Distance Learning Potential With On-Time Completion of the Spring Semester

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 05, 2020:    The University of Balamand Dubai (UOBD), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, the leading diversified investments company listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), announced on-time successful completion of the spring semester, end of April 2020, as a result of deploying effective and efficient distance learning resources, providing uncompromised access to quality programs and modules.  Following an unchanged spring 2020 course schedule, the timely completion of the semester has guaranteed steady progress for students on the pathway to completion of their degrees. For each course, students will complete assignments and research projects and return them electronically for grading by faculty, ensuring efficient and transparent assessment procedures. The ......read more

The NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Presents Online “Nobel Laureate Lecture Series” as Communities #stayhome This Ramadan

Abu Dhabi – May 5, 2020:  The NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Institute has launched an online Nobel Laureate Lecture Series, featuring six past lectures given by Nobel Laureates at The Institute. The series, available on The Institute’s YouTube channel, aims to connect audiences with leading thinkers and speakers from the comfort of their homes.    As members of the community practice physical distancing this Ramadan, they are invited to delve into topics that include how electricity powers our muscles, attempting to understand the origin of cellular life, and the implications of artificial intelligence on society and economics.   Speaking on the launch of the series, Director of Public Programming at The Institute Philip Kennedy commented: “The Institute is very keen to sustain the atmosphere of ......read more

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair's Virtual Session Series Continues with ‘Horrible Science' Author Nick Arnold

Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, the British writer conducted weird and wonderful experiments from his laboratory to boost children’s interest in science   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 04 May, 2020:   With the postponement of the 30th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) until next year, a number of authors and artists who were booked to appear at the event have instead been presenting Virtual Sessions from their own homes. Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the latest live stream took place on Thursday evening with Nick Arnold, the British writer of weird and wonderful science and history books for children. Presented from his laboratory in the UK, the online show gave viewers the chance to see ......read more

CUD Student Among Artists Whose Designs Were Selected for Giving an Arty Look to Parking Meters

Sheikha Fekri’s design celebrates the beauty of ‘ghutra’, the traditional head scarf worn by Arab men Dubai, May 3, 2020:  Parking meters in certain areas of Dubai have started sporting an arty look, following a unique initiative launched by Brand Dubai and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). One of the artists whose works were selected to be featured on the parking meters is Sheikha Fekri, an Emirati student of Environmental Health Management at Canadian University Dubai (CUD).  The move to add a touch of art to the parking meters is a joint project between Brand Dubai, the creative unit of the Government of Dubai Media Office, and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to creatively revitalise parking spaces in key areas of Dubai. The objective is to turn Dubai into an open museum, with ......read more

Importance of Education Continuity in the GCC During Covid-19 Crisis

- Almost 12 million learners affected in UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Prolonged school closures could lead to long-term economic effects     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 3 2020:  Management consultancy Oliver Wyman estimates that due to the potential long-term closure of educational institutions, 0.1% to 0.4% of GDP will be lost for every four weeks of school closure.   The rapid spread of COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on countries’ education systems, some of which have been unprepared for the magnitude of the crisis. Addressing challenges and minimizing impact to education systems requires a holistic strategy from government that considers all key stakeholders including education leadership, suppliers and providers, in addition to beneficiaries ......read more

Dubai Culture Provides Guided Tours and Virtual Workshops at Etihad Museum for School Students

• Inspire UAE community members and visitors through the story of the union and the founding of the United Arab Emirates • Consolidate the museum’s position as a cultural and educational centre as well as strengthen the relationship of the younger generation with it • Hold workshops to develop participants’ writing skills and enhance their capabilities in creative expression      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 May 2020:   Based on its commitment to enhance the importance of museums among the younger generations in the UAE as well as enrich their knowledge of the Emirati experience and strengthen their link with the Emirati cultural identity through innovative, interactive channels, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), in cooperation with the Ministry of ......read more

Abdul Aziz al Ghurair, Emirati Businessman and Philanthropist, Announces Covid-19 Online Learning Fund for Refugee Education

Dubai, U.A.E. – 29 April 2020:  H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE), has launched a Covid-19 Online Learning Emergency Fund as part of the Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund. The emergency fund is dedicated to supporting educational solutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is having an impact on education for refugee children and youth. It works to complement the continuation of existing programs in Jordan and Lebanon, as measures being put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus are severely undermining access to education for refugees. The fund focuses on the gaps and challenges faced by the most vulnerable refugee youth and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon, which are in the top 10 countries hosting the largest numbers of refugees ......read more

Mosul University Students Translate More than 11,000 Scientific Articles and Add More Than 10 Million Words to Arabic Wikipedia

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29th April 2020:   Euronews, Europe’s leading international news channel, met a team of student translators from the University of Mosul in the latest episode of Inspire Middle East. The team has translated more than 11,000 scientific articles and academic texts, and have added more than 10.1 million words to the Arabic Wikipedia to date.  Although Arabic is the fourth most spoken language amongst internet users, less than one per cent of online content is published in Arabic, which is why the students, along with the help of non-profit organisation, Ideas Beyond Borders, are on a mission to translate and add more Arabic content online.  In an interview with Euronews, Momen Mohamad, a student at the University of Mosul, and part of the translation project that has been running ......read more

Abu Dhabi Power Corporation Announces Lowest Tariff for Solar Power in the World

Record-low tariff set at AED 4.97 fils/kWh (USD 1.35 cents/kWh)  Largest solar power plant in the world to generate 2 GW of power, equivalent to powering approximately 160,000 households Project will reduce Abu Dhabi’s CO2 emissions by more than 2.4 million metric tonnes per year, equivalent to removing approximately 470,000 cars    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 April 2020:  Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) announced, today, the world’s lowest tariff for solar power. ADPower’s subsidiary, Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), delivered a virtual read-out of five consortia’s technical and commercial bids for the 2 GW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Independent Power Producer (IPP) project – to be located in Abu Dhabi. The project has received, from the first-ranked bidder, ......read more

GEMS Wellington Academy, Al Khail Donates Medical Equipment to King's College Hospital Dubai

GEMS Education school has donated 110 medical goggles to hospital staff       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 28, 2020:    GEMS Wellington Academy, Al Khail, part of GEMS Education, has donated 110 medical goggles to King’s College Hospital Dubai staff to support them in their fight against COVID-19. This followed a request from the hospital, which prompted the Academy to react and deliver the required medical equipment.   The school uses goggles in its Product Design & Science department that are suitable for use by medical staff in the hospital’s intensive care unit, and hospital staff have been using the goggles for their day to day operations.   Neil Matthews, Principal and CEO of GEMS Wellington Academy, Al Khail, said: “GEMS Education has reached ......read more

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair's Virtual Session Series Continues with Children's Nutrition Expert Annabel Karmel

Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, the multi-million selling cookbook author offered parents simple recipes and tips on healthy eating habits for children    Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 23, 2020:   With the 30th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) being postponed until next year, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) continued its Virtual Session Series on Tuesday with Annabel Karmel, the children’s nutrition expert whose cookbooks have sold millions of copies around the world. The session, titled Happy, Healthy Families: Eat Well, Feel Good, was the second in a series of live social media streams to give the audience the opportunity to meet with famous authors and artists from the safety of their own homes. From ......read more

AU Students Won URC2020 Best Presentation Award

Ajman-UAE: April 21, 2020:   Despite the unprecedented Covid-19 challenges, Ajman University (AU) students have made it happen again and showed their exemplary resilience and diligence. Two student groups from the University have won the Best Presentation Award in the Undergraduate Research on Applied Computing (URC2020). This was part of a two-day conference held online on April 15-16, 2020 with the participation of 400 competitors. Ajman University students have stolen the show and far excelled 159 presentations submitted by 400 competitors from 24 universities hailing from seven countries worldwide. The conference, aimed to encourage the research activity of university students in the UAE, GCC, and Arab countries, provides an exceptional forum for students to present their researches and interact with young ......read more

Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education Awards Scholarships for Online Master's Degrees to 58 Underprivileged Students Across the Arab World

Dubai, U.A.E. – 19 April 2020:   Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) has awarded 58 underprivileged students from the Arab world full scholarships at Arizona State University (ASU) to pursue their Master’s degrees as part of the Al Ghurair Open Learning Scholars Program (OLSP). The 58 students have been selected based on merit and need from a large group of applicants, and represent several nationalities from the Arab world including Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Yemen. Of these aspiring young Arabs, 14% are refugees or conflict-affected youth with increasingly limited opportunities to continue their higher education. Given that there are lower rates of graduate students in the Arab world than the global average, it is a game-changer for these Arab youth who are being given access ......read more

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Sohar University Joins Red Hat Academy…

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GEMS Education Holds Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for 500 Students from 20 schools…

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

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Why AU Students Play Basketball on Wheelchairs?…

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

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Information City concludes "Al Saada" initiative…

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Dunecrest American School Celebrates the UAE National Day…

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PACE to Space…

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GEMS Education breaks new Guinness World Record on the occasion of UAE National Day…

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iCademy Middle East's Innovative Assessment Model Gets Top Marks For Student Appraisal…

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Dr. Hanan Al Suwaidi - Assistant Professor Family Medicine, MBRU, and flight surgeon on the UAE’s historic first space mission, will be on hand at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre to engage with students Dubai, October 28, 2019:  Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) will unveil its latest higher education offering at the 2019 edition of NAJAH, ......read more

GEMS Education launches five specialist Centres of Excellence during GEMS Xhibit…

• H.E. Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai, attends as guest of honour • Over 100 business leaders attend the student-tech event, where 17 school teams showcased and presented their ‘Global Innovation Challenge’ solutions and products • Strategic MoUs in the field of curriculum leadership, ......read more

A microchip developed by NYU Abu Dhabi researchers provides a new method for understanding how T ...…

Fast facts:  NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have developed a microchip that can isolate T cells, in a systematic and precise manner  T cells are a type of white blood cell that is important to the immune system and is at the core of immunity, the system that tailors the body's immune response to specific pathogens (bacteria, virus, or other microorganism that can cause ......read more

Emirati youth employment program sets new milestone…

24 new graduates given work-readiness training and job opportunities as part of Education For Employment and Citi Foundation partnership   Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 24 October 2019:   Education For Employment (EFE) and the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Human Resources Department have delivered work readiness training to 24 Emirati youth as part of the Pathways to Progress ......read more

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

IMA Providing University Students with Unique US Learning Experience…

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

British Orchard Nursery introduces Mandarin as an additional language to its EYFS curriculum!…

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

Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy and ADNOC Logistics & Services, Sign MoU to Offer Cadetships to Emirati ...…

Abu Dhabi–UAE, October 19, 2019:  Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy, an Abu Dhabi Ports company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s marine and logistics subsidiary, ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S), to offer cadetships to Emirati students, enrolled at the Academy, with invaluable first-hand experience on-board of ......read more

Middlesex University Dubai Leads The Way Being The 1st University In The UAE To Reduce, Reuse And ...…

The University has launched an initiative not only to reduce but to recycle 100% of PET Plastics   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 October 2019:  Middlesex University Dubai is the first University in the UAE to be part of a sustainable system for recycling 'waste' back into everyday products, such as clothing and accessories. The University is partnering with ......read more

Save the Children Jordan launches TREE program “Transforming Refugee Education towards Excellence ...…

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

Cambridge Assessment English witnesses a huge demand for OET (Occupational English Test) at Arab ...…

• 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

Education Leaders, Experts and Teachers Develop Blueprint to Teach for Global Competence at Qudwa ...…

• In celebration of World Teachers Day on October 5, the Qudwa Ideas_Lab hosts an array of education leaders, experts, and teachers to shape strategies to teach for global competence • H.E. Hussain Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, H.E. Dr. Ahmad Bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Higher Education, H.E. Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman and ......read more

Saudi Arabia's Ministries of Health and Education Partner with Ferrero to Implement the Kinder Joy ...…

Kinder Joy of Moving – an innovative, scientifically-recognized physical educational method set to be introduced in the Kingdom’s national academic curriculum – will aim to bring joy to school children through moving September 26, 2019 - Dubai, UAE – On Friday September 13th  2019, in the presence of HRH Prince Abdullah bin Turki Al Saud, Saudi Arabia’s ......read more

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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