● The partnership aims to address the widening skills gap by imparting future-proof skills to students
● Students will learn using active learning pedagogy and can earn a Bachelor’s degree in Business Transformation, Computational Systems, and Social Innovation
● Programme starts in September 2021 and applications are now open at zuxminerva.com
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 June, 2021: Zayed University has joined forces with Minerva Project, the pathbreaking US-based educational innovator, to launch the first interdisciplinary programme of study in the Middle East. The partnership, Zayed University X Minerva, was formally signed in Dubai on 8 June 2021 in the presence of Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, President of Zayed ......read more
- Fully automated system providing around-the-clock smart building analysis
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—16 June 2021: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced today its participation in Hassantuk system in collaboration with Injazat, an industry recognized market leader in the region for digital transformation, cloud and cyber security.
Hassantuk is a strategic public-private initiative between the UAE Ministry of Interior and Injazat, the region’s foremost IT strategists. It is designed to increase the efficiency of emergency services responses to all fire and life safety emergency alarms through a state-of-the-art smart system which helps to shorten response times and increase response efficiency to all emergency events across the UAE, helping to reduce danger to life and damage to ......read more
Brilliant candidates will compete for graduate assistantships
Ajman, United Arab Emirates, June 16 2021: If you are considering attending a master’s program in public relations and corporate communications and have no idea how you will afford it, AU’ assistantships are an excellent way to significantly cut the cost of earning this rewarding advanced degree.
College of Mass Communications at Ajman University is offering competitive full and partial Graduate Assistantships to qualified candidates for its Master of Public Relations and Corporate Communication program. Full assistantship covers full tuition fee waiver of 9 credits per semester plus monthly stipend and partial assistantship covers 3 credits per semester fee waiver only.
There are two categories of Graduate Assistantships: The ......read more
· The UAE Ministry of Education, AMIDEAST, the U.S. Mission to the UAE, and the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education join hands to launch a program.
· The collaboration will support more than 100 11th-grade students and 33 school counsellors across the UAE.
· The program will provide Emirati youth with the tools required to succeed in accessing U.S. higher education opportunities.
· The program aligns with the UAE Ministry of Education Strategic Plan 2017-2021 of providing quality education for students and meeting future labor market demands.
Dubai, UAE – 14 June, 2021: The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) has announced a new multi-stakeholder collaboration, the U.S. University Readiness Program, together with the UAE ......read more
Universities from across the world participated in the Eighth edition of the competition
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—14 June 2021: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) hosted its 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Competition (UGRC) virtually which is the largest student research competitions in the Arab world promoting scientific research among undergraduate students. The UGRC is a ‘learning through research’ initiative at Abu Dhabi University which aims to foster an enquiry-based culture within students to transform their creative ideas into research projects to develop the next generation of researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs to advance the development of the knowledge-economy.
This year’s competition was generously sponsored by ExxonMobil which allowed for an increase in the number of ......read more
• A fully sponsored PhD program for graduate students
• Research-intensive PhD in Biomedical Sciences will give graduate students solid foundation in scientific research and opportunity to pair with dedicated faculty members in areas of interest
• Applicants now have until Aug 1 to apply for the PhD in Biomedical Sciences
Dubai, June 12, 2021: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) has taken another giant stride towards realizing its vision to become a global hub for innovative and integrated healthcare education and research at the service of humanity, with the launch of a fully sponsored PhD in Biomedical Sciences – the first doctorate program at MBRU.
The program has been designed to capitalize on the core strengths of ......read more
• West End cast member has been hosting a dance workshop residency at the school between 6-10 June 2021
• WSO is the GEMS Centre of Excellence for Performance and Theatre Technology
• The school residency is part of the ongoing collaboration between WSO and ArtsEd
Dubai, UAE, 10 June 2021: From 6 to 10 June, staff, and students of GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis (WSO) have been treated to an engaging and memorable dance workshop residency by Sam Lathwood, the Dance Captain from the West End cast of beloved classic musical Mary Poppins.
Sam has joined the school’s Performing Arts Team and has been leading workshops in West End choreography, running question and answer sessions about the theatre industry, and delivering mock professional dance calls and ......read more
Due to popular demand, the new edition of The Badiri Entrepreneurship Programme will launch in Q3 to coincide with the 2021-22 academic year
Sharjah June 09, 2021
Badiri Education and Development Academy (Badiri), the education and capacity building arm of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA), has announced the extension of the application period of the inaugural edition of the Badiri Entrepreneurship Programme (BEP) to mid-August 2021.
In response to popular demand and alignment with the academic year starting September 2021, registration for the programme will now be available till August 15.
BEP 2021, which was announced on March 24 by the Badiri Academy via a virtual press conference, aims to empower aspiring as well as established female entrepreneurs in the UAE to launch, strengthen and expand ......read more
Sheikha Amneh bint Saud Al Qasimi attended the socially distanced live event, which honored 60 students hailing from more than 18 countries
Ras Al Khaimah, Tuesday, June 8, 2021: His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, delivered an inspiring video message to graduates as RAK Academy held a grand in-person ceremony to celebrate the remarkable achievements, creative spirit, and academic passion of its Class of 2021.
The socially distanced event was attended by Sheikha Amneh bint Saud Al Qasimi, Chairman of RAK Academy and Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah’s Investment and Development Office and livestreamed to audiences around the globe. Graduation certificates were conferred to 60 students hailing from over 18 countries at the ceremony, which ......read more
• Event focuses on the need to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set among youth
• Speakers share their insights with students from Dubai’s top IB through-school
• World Academy is GEMS Education’s Centre of Excellence for Entrepreneurship
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 8, 2021: Leading UAE entrepreneurs today gave pupils at GEMS World Academy – Dubai expert advice on the need to integrate entrepreneurship in schools and develop an entrepreneurial mind-set from a young age.
Speakers at the panel event, which took place at World Academy’s dedicated entrepreneurship space, included Nour Al Hassan, Founder and CEO of Tarjama and Ureed; Alessandro Nocivelli, a Member of the Board of Directors at Epta and a GEMS World Academy parent; Fouad Dajani, Co-Founder ......read more
• Nursing Applicants now have until Jun 27th to apply for MSc programs in Cardiovascular and Pediatric Nursing
• Students enrolling in postgraduate nursing programs will be eligible for a 50% scholarship
Dubai, June 2, 2021: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) has announced a 50% scholarship for postgraduate students of all nationalities applying for its College of Nursing and Midwifery MSc programs for the academic year 2021-2022, as a show of support to frontline workers and UAE nursing forces.
MBRU has also extended the application deadline for the College of Nursing and Midwifery MSc programs: MSc in Cardiovascular Nursing and MSc in Pediatric Nursing to June 27, 2021. Last year, the programs drew a strong response from nursing professionals in the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—02 June 2021: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is participating in the Fifth Biennial Architecture Exhibition hosted by the European Cultural Centre. Titled ‘Time Space Existence 2021’, the exhibition is taking place in Venice, Italy from May 22nd to November 21st this year, parallel to the Venice Biennale of Architecture. Held every two years, this year’s edition of the architecture exhibition features projects from around the world that focus on water urbanism, green and resilient cities, development of new and natural materials, construction systems and methods.
A team of students and faculty from the Department of Architecture and Design at ADU’s College of Engineering will be showcasing their project called “Abu Dhabi’s Vertical Studio”, a ......read more
USD 200,000 for the best ideas to get more Africans reaching for a book
June 01, 2021: The International Publishers Association (IPA) will today begin accepting proposals for projects to develop reading culture beyond the classroom in Africa, with grants from the USD 200,000 Africa Publishing Innovation Fund (APIF) on offer to the best ideas.
African publishing leans heavily towards education – up to 90% of sales in some markets – with reading widely viewed exclusively as a means to further schooling or professional skills. In parallel, many African publishers are overdependent on selling printed textbooks to governments, a one-track business model that left them foundering when COVID-19 closed schools and drove learning online.
The 2022 APIF theme of cultivating reading culture ......read more
More than 750 AU graduates will be honored in a pulsating drive-through commencement ceremony
Ajman, United Arab Emirates, 31st May 2021: Ajman University (AU) will celebrate the graduation of 766 of its outstanding graduates in an attractive drive-through ceremony, to be held at AU campus from June 1-3, 2021. This is the second time that AU is organizing such a drive-through ceremony for its graduates this year. At a time where most universities around the world are holding virtual graduation ceremonies due to the covid-19 pandemic, AU has continued to choose this exceptional and creative way to ensure that students enjoy the culmination of their year-long academic efforts in a way that is not only safe but memorable as well.
The graduates will embark on their new journeys with degrees from different specializations and ......read more
The forum was organized in collaboration with the Regional Center for Educational Planning – UNESCO and the Queen Rania Teacher Academy
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 31 May 2021: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) hosted the 4th ADU Educational Forum last week under the patronage of His Excellency Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, the Minister of Education in the UAE. In partnership with the Regional Center for Educational Planning – UNESCO and Jordan-based Queen Rania Teacher Academy, the virtual event explored the recent trends in education and the latest practices to re-imagining education under the theme' Future of Education, Innovation, and Creativity.'
With keynote speakers from the School of Professional Teacher Education at Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences in Finland, the ......read more
GEMS Education and Wesgreen International School leaders and community are mourning the passing of former Principal Joseph Calafato this week. Mr Calafato was a highly skilled and experienced educator who significantly influenced the lives of thousands of students and professionals in the UAE and around the world. He served as Principal of Wesgreen from 2003 until 2019. Under his outstanding leadership, the school rose to prominence and grew in size each year, while upholding a mission of offering high-quality education to every child. Mr Calafato was passionate about school improvement and focused his thoughts on each student's academic success and wellbeing. All our thoughts and prayers are with Mr Calafato's family and the Wesgreen Community at this sad time.”
• Jordanian poet and novelist Jalal Barjas wins 14th edition of International Prize for Arabic Fiction, having been previously longlisted for the prize in 2019
• His novel tells the story of a book lover’s experience with schizophrenia and a crime spree he commits using the names of characters from fiction
26, May 2021: Notebooks of the Bookseller by Jalal Barjas was today announced as the winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF). The novel, published by The Arabic Institute for Research and Publishing, was named as this year’s winner by Chair of Judges Chawki Bazih during a virtual winner ceremony.
In addition to being awarded USD $50,000, funding will be provided for the English translation of Notebooks of the Bookseller, and Barjas ......read more
• GEMS Education aims to vaccinate 8,000 of its eligible students in Dubai this week
• Over 1,800 students have already received the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine
• Dubai-wide schools vaccination drive is in collaboration with the Dubai authorities
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 24, 2021: GEMS Education, the region’s largest private education group, has launched a schools vaccination drive with the aim of vaccinating over 8,000 eligible students aged 12 years and over in Dubai following the latest initiative of the UAE authorities.
The drive, which began on Sunday 24 May, is in collaboration with the authorities who are supplying doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to schools across the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—24 May 2021: In observation of the World Day for Cultural Diversity, Student Engagement Office- Student Affairs Department at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is hosting a week-long virtual celebration to mark the diversity of its community. The virtual program seeks to introduce students and faculty to a wide range of cultures, hosting conversations about food, music, heritage and the importance of embracing diversity and inclusion.
The virtual initiative was introduced to encourage unity and highlight the cultural diversity of ADU’s community, with students and faculty hailing from over 80 nationalities. ADU is encouraging its students, faculty, staff and friends to engage with the celebrations, allowing them to explore the multifaceted and enriching cultures through virtual club booths, ......read more
Sharjah, May 19, 2021: His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah inaugurated the 12th edition of the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival (SCRF) today (Wednesday). Organised by Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), and themed ‘For Your Imagination’, the 12th edition of the region’s largest festival of its kind, runs until May 29 at Sharjah Expo Centre.
The opening ceremony was attended by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence; Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council (SMC); Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, President of International Publishers Association (IPA); Sheikh Salem bin Abdulrahman Al Qasimi, Head of Executive Office of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah; HE Abdul Rahman bin ......read more
The 12th edition of Sharjah Children's Reading Festival will host cultural discussions and student sessions across the UAE
Sharjah, May 19, 2021: For the first time in its 12-year history, the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival has expanded the scope of its cultural activities beyond the main venue at Expo Centre Sharjah, to facilitate residents in other emirates and the eastern coast cities of Sharjah gain access to some of the wholesome and varied selection of programmes curated for the 2021 edition.
The 11-day cultural extravaganza, will also enable a wider audience to experience the very best of literary and cultural discussions as an elite group of writers, artists, and other experts will participate in on-ground and virtual sessions from May 19 – 29.
Held under the theme, ‘For Your ......read more
The partnership will enable global genomic sequencing and examination through a specialist platform developed on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to help mitigate the impact of potentially dangerous COVID-19 variants
Dubai, UAE – May 17, 2021: The emergence of more infectious variants of the COVID-19 virus is threatening to slow the global recovery and potentially thwart current vaccine immunity. To help governments and medical communities identify and act on these variants faster, Oxford University and Oracle have created a Global Pathogen Analysis System (GPAS) combining Oxford’s Scalable Pathogen Platform (SP3) with the power of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). This initiative builds on the work of a Wellcome Trust-funded consortium including Public Health Wales, the University of Cardiff, and Public Health ......read more
• New Unity Class follows an adapted curriculum that supports play-based learning
• Class focuses on children’s strengths, helping them face their individual challenges
• Students and families benefit from having all supportive services in the same place
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2021: GEMS Metropole School – Motor City has introduced a new Unity Class in partnership with Neuropedia Children’s Neuroscience Center to provide additional support to young students with more significant special needs.
The Unity Class follows an adapted strength-based curriculum that embraces specialist therapy in which students are effectively included in all aspects of the school journey through a play-based and child-led learning environment.
The incorporation of ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 16 May 2021: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), a comprehensive research university and an internationally renowned institution located in South Korea. The MoU aims to strengthen and facilitate the academic exchanges in the engineering discipline, align the academic curricula to ensure they are on a par with international standards, and foster collaborative research projects.
SKKU has a long and distinguished history of over 623 years and has been attended by more than 23,000 students. As one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in South Korea which has been ranked in the top 5% of academic institutions in the region according to international ratings, SKKU has dedicated itself to the pursuit of ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—10 May 2021: Abu Dhabi University students won second and third places in the Research Collaboration Competition (X-Research), organized by Skyline University College, Sharjah, UAE. The competition aims to promote scientific research and foster an entrepreneurial mindset among students at universities in the UAE.
Students from five universities participated in the competition where they showcased their research under the theme ‘Application of Emerging Technologies and Sustainability’.
ADU’s Ahmed AbuGhali, Abdullah Al Salmani, and Ahmed Al Soufi from the Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering Department took second place for their project on ‘Smart Photovoltaic Modules’ under the supervision of Dr. Anas Altarabsheh, ......read more
Through Stevens Initiative Connected Classrooms, 50 Faculty Members Will Connect Students in Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States Through Virtual Exchange
AJMAN, May 9, 2021: Today, the Stevens Initiative announced its second cohort of faculty scholars and university leadership teams participating in Stevens Initiative Connected Classrooms, a program for a select group of institutions dedicated to expanding global education opportunities through virtual exchange. Ajman University will partner with faculty members at Portland State University and Green River College to plan virtual exchanges that they will implement in classrooms for the next two years.
Stevens Initiative Connected Classrooms brings virtual exchange experiences to students across Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, and the United ......read more
Themed ‘For Your Imagination’, the festival will run from May 19 – 29, 4pm – 10pm at Sharjah Expo Centre
• 385 children’s events including workshops and plays
• 172 publishers to headline prestigious event
• 27 authors from 15 countries will participate
• 132 activities to take place at the Comics corner
• 9th edition of the Sharjah Children's Book Illustration Exhibition
Sharjah, May 6, 2021: The Sharjah Children's Reading Festival (SCRF) is back again to unite young readers with creators of children’s literature and allied arts from May 19 – 29, 4pm – 10pm, at the Sharjah Expo Centre.
Themed 'For Your Imagination', the 12th edition of the festival ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 3 May 2021: As part of its Alumni Engagement Strategy, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has launched the ADU Alumni Academy, the primary focus of which is to address the needs of ADU alumni and build strong relationships with them across the institution. The Academy will provide professional development opportunities for graduates on a range of topics and exceptional networking opportunities for them, career guidance for new graduates seeking work, and other activities that will contribute to their personal and professional growth.
Launched by the Employability and Alumni Relations Office, Student Affairs Department, the Alumni Academy's core purpose is defined by four pillars: the development of a vibrant culture to engage alumni holistically and purposefully; the promotion of lifelong learning ......read more
• Dubai Cares’ immersive and engaging pavilion experience will explore how we are preparing ourselves and future generations for increasing disruption and the need for adaptability
• Pavilion experience will also introduce visitors to Dubai Cares, a global movement that brings equitable access to education and learning opportunities for children and youth to help them to take charge of their future
• Dubai Cares opens registration for its flagship RewirEd Summit set to take place from 12 -14 December 2021 at Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai, UAE, 3 May 2021: Dubai is more than host to the tallest building and the largest man-made island; it’s also home to some of the most charitable people in the world. Led by a visionary leader, they’ve created a movement that is bringing equitable access to ......read more
AU Chancellor Dr. Karim Seghir and other dignitaries attend the ceremony
Ajman, United Arab Emirates, 3rd May 2021
Ajman University honored renowned sports journalist and media personality, Mustafa Al-Agha in a ceremony held at the University’s campus on 2nd May, 2021. He was presented with a trophy and his work in the media and social spheres was acknowledged in a speech by Ajman University Chancellor Dr. Karim Seghir..
Mr. Al-Agha is most recognized for his presentation of the “Sada AL Malaeeb” program and his role as sports programs director at MBC Group (Middle East Broadcasting Centers). In addition to the Chancellor, other AU dignitaries in attendance at the ceremony included Dr. Abdulhaq Al Nuaimi, Vice chancellor for Communication and Community Affairs; Dr. Shaher Momani, Dean of Humanities ......read more
● Star International School Mirdif’s Early Years Foundation School (EYFS) registered a staggering growth of 45% this year
● The school’s facility has been praised by the DHA and KHDA authorities for adhering to the highest Covid-19 safety standards
● School introduces “Log In and Learn” 15-minute online sessions to familiarise the public about the school without the need to visit
29 April, 2021, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Star International School Mirdif, a bespoke family-oriented and research-driven British curriculum school in the heart of Mirdif, recently launched its “Log In and Learn” initiative, which is a series of 15-minute long online sessions for potential and newly-enrolled ......read more
• Students and staff marked anniversary with time capsule and tree planting-ceremony
• Founding Principal, first Head Girl and Boy return to the school after three decades
• Virtual ceremony in honour of school founder, Madam Varkey, is attended by 700
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 27, 2021: GEMS Our Own Indian School (OIS) staff and students have penned personal messages for the future in a ‘time capsule’ as part of celebrations for the school’s 30th anniversary, with a special event also held in honour of founder Madam Mariamma Varkey.
Senior leaders of the school were invited to contribute to the commemorative ‘time capsule’ containing notes from 30 staff, as well as handwritten letters from Grade 2 students whose parents are ......read more
Al-Ain, UAE - 26th April 2021: The United Arab Emirates University proudly shares that the first female Arab astronaut, Nora Al-Matrooshi, is one of its graduates. She obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the UAE University in 2015.
His Excellency Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, the Cultural Adviser to the President of the UAE and the Chancellor of UAE University, expressed his deep appreciation and gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, for his precious trust in the potential and abilities of the UAE's youth in opening and exploring new prospects in the fields of science, technology, and innovation, and to fulfill UAE's space ambitions.
"We are delighted that one of our graduates was ......read more
In a step that provides continuous academic and professional development opportunities
The International Bureau of Education accredits the university to be the Arab regional center of excellence for curriculum and capacity development
Mansoor Al Awar: “We are continuing to employ our advanced capabilities in establishing standards of excellence in updating curriculums in support of UNESCO’s efforts to provide quality education for all.”
The move comes as a continuation of the success of the joint cooperation aimed at reshaping the future of education and learning in the Arab world and North Africa
UAE, April 26, 2021 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has been selected by the International Bureau for Education of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) ......read more
• The students presented a paper on resilient cities and a COVID-19 case study of Abu Dhabi at an international conference focused on ‘Lockdown Urbanism’
• The students were invited to publish their research in the International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development, a Scopus indexed journal ranked Q2
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — 25 April 2021: Architecture students from Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Engineering (COE) presented a research paper titled ‘Resilient cities and COVID-19 – an Abu Dhabi case study,’ at an international conference focused on ‘Lockdown Urbanism,’ organized by the International Community of Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development.
The research paper was presented to a panel ......read more
• GEMS Education showcases students’ creative designs, initiatives and inventions
• Partnerships and internships with industry leaders equip students for digital future
• GEMS Centres of Excellence at the forefront of innovative technology and learning
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 21, 2021: GEMS Education is marking World Creativity and Innovation Day (21 April) by celebrating the unique designs, creations and inventions of its students.
All schools in the GEMS network are driven by the firm belief that students learn best in a creative environment where they can confidently develop their ideas and learn from peers, highly engaged teachers and industry experts.
GEMS Education’s Centres of Excellence lead the way in pioneering ......read more
• The wining team’s robot is capable of capturing aerial images to map out the furnaces and uses artificial intelligence to analyze the image data
• Winning robot prototype to be manufactured for use at Emirates Global Aluminium
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—14 April 2021: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced the success of its students in the third edition of the Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) 2020 of the AI Robot competition. Once again, Abu Dhabi University’s Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) and Mechanical, Electrical and Computer (MEC) teams won three out of the top four positions (1st, 3rd, and 4th) in the EGA competition.
Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA) awarded the first-place winners from ADU’s College of Engineering AED 70,000 and the ......read more
• GEMS schools work with students to assist others and support their wellbeing
• Mental health issues tackled with help of pupil mentorship at GEMS Metropole
• Students at GEMS Modern Academy launch web platform to help relieve stress
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 March 2021: Trained GEMS Education school students are working alongside experts to offer mental health advice to any peers who are struggling. The initiative is inspired by the National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031 adopted by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
One such programme is being carried out at GEMS Metropole School titled ‘Teen-to-Teen Mental Health First Aiders’ (MHFA) where students provide confidential ......read more
• John Bagust to begin headship at GEMS Royal Dubai School in August 2021
• Vicky Martin steps down after 15 years at Outstanding-rated British school
• Incoming principal will lead RDS into First Royal Alliance partnership with FPS
United Arab Emirates - April 07, 2021: GEMS Education has appointed John Bagust as the new Principal of GEMS Royal Dubai School (RDS), starting August 2021, taking over from the current Principal/CEO Vicky Martin, who has led the school since its opening in 2005.
An experienced leader having held the positions of Head of School and Principal since 2002, John brings extensive experience in improving and leading schools through British School Overseas (BSO) inspections as well as CIS and IB accreditation. He joins RDS from The New Cairo ......read more
• New BTECS will deliver student-specialised teaching in emerging digital industries
• School will be offering added support from sector experts from home and overseas
• Courses are part of the school’s focus on preparing students for a digital-led future
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 March 2021: GEMS FirstPoint School – The Villa will become the first school in the UAE and the region to deliver two specialised courses in digital game design and esports for its students.
The BTEC courses, which will be offered from September 2021, will offer industry-level hardware and software and be held in a specially created creative media suite and immersive room. The initiative is supported by industry leaders Pearson and British Esports Association, with further sector ......read more
• One former shortlistee and one former longlistee make the 2021 shortlist
• The longlist comprises books from 5 countries: Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia
United Arab Emirates - March 29, 2021: The Eye of Hammurabi by Abdulatif Ould Abdullah, Notebooks of the Bookshop Keeper by Jalal Bargas, The Calamity of the Nobility by Amira Ghenim, The Bird Tattoo by Dunya Mikhail, File 42 by Abdelmajid Sebbata and Longing for the Woman Next Door by Habib Selmi have today been announced as the shortlisted works for the 14th International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF). Each of the six shortlisted authors will receive $10,000, with the winner announced on 25th May receiving an additional $50,000.
The shortlist was revealed by this year’s Chair of Judges Chawki ......read more
• Expansion will eventually increase school’s capacity by a further 1,800 spaces
• Students will have access to increased academic, sports and recreation facilities
• Growth reflects school’s reputation for providing exceptional education and value
United Arab Emirates - March 29, 2021: GEMS Founders School – Dubai (GFS) is set to expand in time for the start of the 2021-22 academic year in September, increasing its capacity by an initial 1,000 places and rising to a total of 1,800 in the longer term, in response to high demand for its high-quality and affordable education provision.
The school’s campus will be enlarged to encompass the purpose-built site previously occupied by GEMS Al Barsha National School for Boys, located immediately ......read more
• The event theme was “Responding to the call: How sustainability can transform your business” and aimed to explore the triple bottom line and sustainable development goals
• More than 150 individuals joined the event and attended its different sessions
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—28 March 2021: Knowledge Group (KG), the training, development, and consulting arm of Abu Dhabi University (ADU), in collaboration with Abu Dhabi School of Government, an affiliate of the Department of Government Support Abu Dhabi, held its virtual Knowledge Day this week, through which it addressed the importance of sustainability to businesses.
The event took place under the theme “Responding to the call: How sustainability can transform your business” and aimed to explore the ......read more
• The strategic partnership offered more than AED 68 million worth of funds to support the needs of 3,130 students
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 27 March 2021: Zakat Fund, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi University (ADU), have launched the ‘Our Youth Our Responsibility, Our Zakat Our Immunity' initiative for the eleventh year in a row to raise funds for local and expatriate students to reduce their financial burden.
Since its launch, the initiative has raised more than AED 68 million and extended financial aid to 3,130 students. This year, it hopes to reduce the financial burden of 500 deserving students who are eligible zakat recipients.
His Excellency Abdullah Bin Aqeeda Al Muhairi, Secretary General of Zakat Fund, commented, “For the past ten ......read more
Sheikha Moza's research will be published in one of the most prestigious international engineering journals of the International Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), 'Environmental Geotechnics'
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 24 March 2021: During the 7th Education Interface Exhibition and Middle East Youth Conference, held under the patronage of Lt. General His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikha Dr. Moza bint Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, a faculty member in the College of Business at Abu Dhabi University, and Chair of the College Advisory Board, presented research results regarding the measures taken by the municipal solid waste (MSW) sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as recommendations for future ......read more
• Grade 6 to be introduced from April 2021 with further grades added year-on-year
• Robotics, AI, space and financial literacy among exciting new programmes offered
• Collaborative, project-based learning at centre of students’ educational experience
United Arab Emirates - March 22, 2021: The Kindergarten Starters has been approved to become an all-through school from the beginning of the 2021-22 academic year, serving students from kindergarten all the way up to Grade 12. As a result, the school will be renamed GEMS Legacy School, reflecting its new extended K-12 provision.
The school is set to add new grades year-on-year, starting with Grade 6 in April 2021. In addition, a number of unique new features and enhancements will be introduced with immediate ......read more
• FirstPoint School and Royal Dubai School pool resources and share best practice
• Schools will still continue to operate as individual institutions on their separate sites
• The First Royal Alliance to launch at beginning of next academic year in September
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 March 2021: Two leading GEMS Education schools are creating an exciting new alliance from September to further enhance the quality of all-round education for all their students.
The First Royal Alliance will be formed for the next academic year between GEMS FirstPoint School – The Villa (FPS), and GEMS Royal Dubai School (RDS), offering pupils at both the best possible support across multiple areas by pooling facilities and resources. They will also hold several joint events together while ......read more
United Arab Emirates - March 18, 2021: Alpen Capital (ME) Limited announced the publication of its report on the GCC Education Industry for the year 2021. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the GCC education sector and outlines the outlook, recent trends, growth drivers and challenges in the sector. It also profiles some of the prominent education companies in the region.
“COVID-19 has caused significant disruption to the GCC education industry but governments and operators have been swift in their response in terms of policies, initiatives, teaching methods and business models to ensure continuity of education. The pandemic has placed integration and utilization of technology within the education system at the forefront and the sector will continue to innovate and evolve. We believe that factors ......read more
• KGS is only school in the UAE to be recognised among competition’s leading 10
• Nisha Mohsin, Grade 3 teacher at KGS, achieves the top UAE teachers’ ranking
• Seven teachers from KGS reach the finals - the highest of all the schools in UAE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 14 March 2021: The Kindergarten Starters School has topped the scoreboard for UAE schools participating in the Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) Teaching Professional’s Olympiad (TPO) as one of only 10 schools worldwide to register seven finalists.
CENTA’s teaching practice competition attracted around 25,000 individual entrants from all over the world, of which 500 were shortlisted as finalists on March 5, 2021. The organisation aims to elevate the teaching profession by assessing and ......read more
Chevron Readers’ Cup, Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition and Montegrappa Letter Writing Competition winners honoured at special ceremony
• The Emirates LitFest celebrates Month of Reading with awards for talented writers, readers and performers
Dubai, 14 March, 2021: The winners of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature‘s popular competitions for schools have been honoured at several inspiring awards ceremonies at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU). The trio of competitions - the Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition, The Chevron Readers’ Cup and the Montegrappa Letter Writing Competition - allowed young people to show off their skills in story writing and the art of composing a letter, and to display their ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 12 August 2020 – Dunecrest American School is proud to announce that Maya El-Chal, an IBDP candidate at the school, has been shortlisted for the prestigious John Locke Institute 2020 Essay competition. Ms. El-Chal competed with almost 3,000 applicants from around the world; professors from Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Harvard and Chicago adjudicated the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11 August 2020: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced a 20% reduction in fees for the country’s healthcare heroes, their spouses and children, in recognition and appreciation of their tireless efforts in safeguarding the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 outbreak. The initiative seeks to lend a helping hand to healthcare workers and their ......read more
Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) implements platform for students to begin crucial first steps on higher education journey
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 10, 2020: With thousands of students embarking on their higher education journeys, Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) was keen to connect high-school students across ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 09, 2020: Parents and children across Dubai can finally count down to the start of the new school year with the first day of term only a few weeks away.
As the summer holidays come to an end, the citywide Back to School campaign is in full swing, brought to you by Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS); bringing joy to families with great events ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE - August 9, 2020: NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Class of 2020 alumna Bana Alamad has been awarded the prestigious Bseisu-Cambridge Scholarship, offered by the Bseisu Foundation. The first woman to receive the Bseisu-Cambridge scholarship since it was established in 2005, Alamad will be pursuing a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Genomic Medicine, an integrated clinical and research degree ......read more
First cohort of performing arts undergraduate students make history in Sharjah
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 09 August 2020: The determination of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, to create a standalone, professional performing arts academy in the Middle East has been fully realised with Sharjah Performing Arts Academy (SPAA) successfully ......read more
New generation of young Emiratis empowered to utilize next-gen tools to reshape the future
Lt. Gen. Tamim: ‘We are in constant pursuit of creating a positive environment to further empower our talented youth’
HBMSU’s Chancellor: ‘We will equip our nationals with all tools required to enhance their contribution to building a bright future for our ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 6th August 2020: The Middle Years Programme (MYP) team at Dubai International Academy are proud to announce its continued improvement of its MYP results. This year, DIA had 154 students registered for the May 2020 examination session and obtained a 99% passing rate for MYP Certificate students which is the highest ever at DIA.
The subject results reflect these ......read more
• The program targets high school students in grades 10 to 12
• Students can participate in one of the tracks
• 50 Emiratis students have already registered and will participate in the ADU CoE program
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—5 August 2020: In coordination with the Ministry of Education and in line with the Estedad 2020 initiative, Abu Dhabi ......read more
Novel computing system avoids challenges such as stellar variability (variations in the brightness of stars) and photon noise (conflicting signals) experienced by other techniques
Abu Dhabi, UAE – August 5, 2020: Over the past two decades, more than 3,500 exoplanets (planets that orbit stars outside our solar system) have been discovered, but none of the moons that orbit ......read more
United Arab Emirates 05 August 2020: Millions of people are affected worldwide with adverse events due to medicines. Medicines are strong agents programmed to solve health problems, but if not properly used, results in harm or even death. The academic health system of Gulf Medical University is sharing its wealth of medicines knowledge in patient care at Thumbay University Hospital. ......read more
● The findings published in Scientific Reports, Springer Nature suggests the presence of traces of water on Mars, raising the question of the possibility of a life-supporting environment
Abu Dhabi, UAE – July 28, 2020: Although no life has been detected on the Martian surface, a new study from astrophysicist and research scientist at the Center for Space Science at NYU ......read more
• New protocols on all Etihad departures from around the world to and via Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – July 28, 2020: Effective 1 August, all travellers flying Etihad Airways from around the world to Abu Dhabi, and those transferring via Abu Dhabi onto other flights, will be required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a list ......read more
Ajman-UAE: July 26, 2020 – The Bachelor of Law program at Ajman University has been awarded “Five-Year Unreserved Accreditation” by the High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCERES), a French agency with a broad reach across Europe and around the world.
AU is now one of only 11 universities in the MENA region to have met the rigorous evaluation ......read more
Sharjah, 25 July 2020: With hearts full of sorrow and sadness, the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Sharjah (AASTS) has mourned Dr. Hisham Afifi, Advisor to the President of the Academy and in charge of Khorfakkan's branch, who passed away in Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Afifi leaves behind a legacy of great achievements in serving the community as well as ideal values and ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 25 July 2020: Following the Cultural Foundation’s reopening to the public last month, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has resumed book lending services at Abu Dhabi Children’s Library in the Cultural Foundation. Other Library facilities remain otherwise closed to the public.
As part of the larger campaign of events targeting ......read more
NYU Abu Dhabi researchers utilize novel sound wave-based technique to overcome limitations of studying below the surface of the Sun
Abu Dhabi, UAE – July 23, 2020: Despite several decades of space exploration and research, fundamental questions about solar dynamics remain unanswered. Researchers have questioned if convective motions in the Sun’s interior, which refers to movement ......read more
Sharing leading expertise and accumulated experiences to serve the Egyptian academic community during the ‘Egypt Government Excellence Award’
Mansoor Al-Awar: “Excellence, quality, and innovation, coupled with implementation are essential pillars to enter the new global race towards achieving comprehensive and sustainable development.”
July 22, 2020 - Dr. ......read more
● As part of NYU Abu Dhabi’s far-reaching response to the global pandemic, the University has awarded COVID-19 Facilitator Research Grants to faculty members across a range of disciplines including sciences, engineering, and social sciences.
● The research will focus on projects designed to respond to the challenge of the virus in the UAE and around the world.
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July 21, 2020: H.E. Sara Musallam, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), commends UAE leadership on historic Mars mission and says education pathways are in place to nurture the emirate’s next generation of homegrown space adventurers
“The Hope Probe Mars Mission underpins our Leadership’s aspiration to inspire young minds, and ......read more
• 21,500 students from 47 GEMS schools have taken advantage of free Active Kids fitness platform to date
• More than 9,200 students from 41 schools participated in 167 live sports sessions in collaboration with ESM during remote learning period
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 19, 2020: GEMS Education expanded its extra-curricular physical education provision by ......read more
** Booktopia announces Summer Reading Challenge 2020 to motivate children to read for pleasure over the summer holidays **
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 14, 2020: Booktopia, an Independent family-run bookstore located in Dubai Festival City Mall, with over 25 years’ experience in the book industry, are launching a new free initiative to encourage ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 14 July 2020: Bukhatir Education Advancement and Management International (BEAM), one of the UAE’s leading private educational establishments, is relocating its American School of Creative Science (ASCS) campus located at Al Barsha alongside the International School of Creative Science (ISCS) campus based in Nad Al-Sheba, Dubai.
Effective from the start of the new ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 11 July 2020: Bukhatir Education Advancement and Management International (BEAM), one of the UAE’s leading private educational establishments, is relocating its American School of Creative Science (ASCS) campus located at Al Barsha alongside the International School of Creative Science (ISCS) campus based in Nad Al-Sheba, Dubai.
Effective from the start of the new ......read more
- H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi addressed students from AD University, Khalifa University, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, and NYU Abu Dhabi during inspirational online seminar
- H.E. Al Hammadi: “We have a responsibility to support the ambitions of those around us. It is a privilege to now be able to pass on my knowledge and experience.”
7 July 2020, Abu Dhabi, ......read more
• Top performers Aya Abu Ahmad, Dana Abu Alfailat and Jana El Khatib all scored 41 points each
• 40% of the Class of 2020 attained 36 points or higher
DUBAI, UAE; July 6, 2020: Raffles World Academy (RWA) staff and students were thrilled with the graduating Class of 2020’s performance at this year’s IB Diploma Programme. The top performing students ......read more
• GEMS students outperform international averages, achieving average pass rate of 94.5 per cent and average point score of 34
• Three students achieve a perfect score of 45, putting them in top performing 1 per cent across the world
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 06, 2020: GEMS Education students studying the International Baccalaureate ......read more
The MBRU – AlMahmeed Collaborative Research Award offers support worth AED 300,000 for laboratory-based projects and AED 150,000 for non-laboratory-based projects
Full-time MBRU faculty in conjunction with national or international researchers can apply for the grant, with proposals evaluated by a panel of external reviewers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 06, ......read more
- Catch Communications launches training arm – Catch Academy
- Catch Academy offers training courses centred around new-age marketing in the GCC
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 06, 2020: Boutique lifestyle consultancy Catch Communications have launched their training arm, Catch Academy in the UAE. The Academy was ideated with one aim – ......read more
• Pilot involved 2,000 students from select GEMS schools, preparing them for careers in the fast-growing technology sector
• Initiative has now been rolled out to the entire GEMS network of schools, providing free access to a host of online courses on emerging technologies and soft skills
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 05, 2020: GEMS ......read more
** Guide to help cultivate the feeling of home in yourself, no matter where the world takes you **
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 05, 2020: Dubai based author Rachael Lynn recently launched her debut book, “At Home Anywhere. Feeling at home wherever life takes you”, which offers a unique and fulfilling guide with tips, wisdom and advice for anyone going ......read more
Ajman-UAE: July 02, 2020 – Ajman University (AU), for the 3rd year in a row, has made another one of QS Intelligence Unit’s elite list of rankings.
Every summer, the QS Intelligence Unit launches the “Top 50 Under 50”, which showcases the world’s best universities under 50 years of age.
Once again, Ajman University is on the “Next ......read more
The young heroes from the UAE are honored with the prestigious Diana Award 2020 for going above and beyond in their daily lives to create and sustain positive change with the Tajneed UAE initiative.
DUBAI – July 2, 2020: Three UAE students from schools of Dubai and Abu Dhabi have been conferred with prestigious Princess Diana Award for taking up exceptional social leadership ......read more
Outstanding achievement towards reshaping future of higher education using advanced technology
Dhahi Khalfan Tamim: “We congratulate our wise leadership on our unprecedented regional achievement & take pride in HBMSU’s leading position that supports UAE's competitiveness on global educational landscape”
Mansoor Al Awar: “With our adoption of AWS, we ......read more
• GEMS schools working with globally accredited health and safety service providers on an ongoing basis to ensure safe return of students and staff
•GEMS Education’s network of schools is meticulously preparing for the eventual return of students, parents and staff, implementing a variety of robust health and safety measures to guarantee compliance with the highest ......read more
• New strategic partnership focused on developing Emiratis and nationals from sister GCC countries into tomorrow’s teaching professionals completes its first phase
• More than 80 trainees graduated today from the inaugural Teacher Introductory Training programme, with a view to training more than 300 young graduates from the UAE during a longer-term programme
• The ......read more
- Published in Science Magazine, the paper explains how NYUAD researchers used the method of helioseismology to measure the meridional flow (the flow of plasma in the latitudinal and radial directions) in the Sun’s interior, which controls the solar cycle.
- Over the course of the 11-year solar cycle, the number of sunspots - dark patches on the surface of the Sun ......read more
Comprehensive survey from Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) will anonymously gauge back-to-school opinions following the UAE Ministry of Education’s announcement on the potential reopening of schools for the new academic year
Survey will help ADEK ensure reopening policies support parents and children
Insights will assist individual ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21st June 2020: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) becomes the first CEPR-certified university in the MENA region after receiving the Certification in Education for Public Relations (CEPR) from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for its Bachelor of Arts in Communication – Public Relations major.
The PRSA is the most esteemed governing ......read more
HBMSU takes part in virtual panel discussion held on the sidelines of Honeywell Virtual Technology Week
21 June 2020 - Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), discussed key best practices that promote sustainability within the education sector during his participation in a panel discussion that took place at the virtual seminar entitled ......read more
Share price range is set between SAR 15 and SAR 17
21st June 2020: Amlak International and NCB Capital (“NCBC”), Financial Advisor, Bookrunner, Underwriter and Lead Manager for Amlak international’s IPO, announced that the price range of Amlak International’s offer shares has been set between SAR 15 and SAR 17.
The book building process will start Monday ......read more
• A record 95 per cent of Class of 2020 to continue their education at university
• 40 students will head overseas to study, with 210 students remaining in the UAE
• The three schools celebrate highest final grades to date thanks to Aldar Education and ADNOC Schools’ ......read more
School recorded significant improvements in 31 areas and is among only a handful of schools that have increased their DSIB rating this year
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 18, 2020: GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail has been awarded a ‘Very Good’ rating in the latest KHDA DSIB inspections, further strengthening its credentials as a premium ......read more
Ajman-UAE: June 17, 2020 – It seems that Ajman University’s (AU) journey to the top will never come to a stop, while the ‘make it happen’ spirit is thriving in every nook and corner, whether on or off-campus.
Despite the global challenges associated with Covid-19, the Accounting Program in the College of Business Administration (CBA) has received the CIMA ......read more
• Serco opens doors to recent graduates as it launches its inaugural Programme, with a comprehensive training schedule planned for successful candidates
• Serco’s Graduate Programme will onboard the brightest talent as it looks to cement its commitment to building the nationalised local workforce of the future
16th June 2020, Dubai, United ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 15, 2020: The DHA has now opened the registration for Emirati high school graduates who are seeking scholarships in the fields of medicine and science from June 14 – 28.
The Health and Science scholarship programme, provides outstanding Emirati high school graduates with a scholarship opportunity, to encourage Emiratis to enter the ......read more
• 90 students from the cohort were accepted by 20 of the world’s Top 50 universities
• 88% students get admission into university of first choice
Dubai, UAE, 15th June 2020: Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills, celebrated its first-ever online virtual graduation ceremony on Friday, June 12. The cohort of 140 students is the school’s ......read more
An outstanding achievement by NYUAD athletes who broke the record for the most chest to ground burpees
Abu Dhabi – June 11, 2020: A group of six athletes from NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) broke the Guinness World Records title for the most chest to ground burpees in 24 hours. While the minimum number of burpees required to break the record was 6,000, the team managed to perform ......read more
• ADU’s Academic Reputation records a 15% increase
Abu Dhabi—10 June 2020: For the third year in a row, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has been ranked among the top 750 universities in the world, according to the prestigious 2021 QS World University Rankings. ADU recorded an increase of 15% in Academic Reputation, the world rankings indicator with the highest ......read more
Ajman-UAE: June 10, 2020 – Released today, QS World University Rankings (QSWUR) 2021 edition lists Ajman University among the top 750 institutions globally by ranking it in the 701-750 band – thereby propelling the institution into the top 2.5% of universities worldwide. This is the sixteenth edition produced by the world-respected UK-based higher education intelligence and media ......read more