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Students from 7 Universities in the UAE & 200 Poster Presentations in Emirates Forensic 2017

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25th of March, 2017:  The organizing committee of Emirates International Forensic Science Conference and Exhibition, announces the agenda of its 1st edition that will be held under the theme “Digital Forensic Science”. Emirates Forensic Conference & Exhibition will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Dubai Future Foundation from 2-4 April 2017, at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.  The conference serves as the ideal platform in the MENA region for exchange of experiences, for meeting experts, and for enriching knowledge and learning about the latest scientific research and international developments in the forensic medicine field. On ......read more

INSEAD Enhances its MBA Programme Curriculum

MBA students to benefit from an improved personalised learning journey, content innovation, new electives, personal career advisors, a culminating capstone and a leading-edge digital start  Abu Dhabi, Fontainebleau (France), Singapore 23 March 2017:   INSEAD, the business school for the world, has announced that after an extensive two-year review, the faculty has approved a new MBA curriculum to be rolled out in September 2017.  Steered by the MBA Curriculum Review Committee led by INSEAD’s Deans and senior faculty members, the new curriculum is constructed with active participation from major stakeholders including faculty, students, alumni, staff, and recruiters, among others. It is designed to maintain rigor and relevance with improvement of the learning quality as well as personal leadership and career ......read more

HEC Paris in Qatar welcomes Executive MBA Class of 2018

Doha, Qatar – March 23, 2017:  HEC Paris, one of the world’s top three providers of Executive Education programs, has officially welcomed its latest batch of participants for the HEC Paris Executive MBA in Doha. The new participants were greeted by Dr. Nils Plambeck, Dean and CEO, HEC Paris in Qatar, who gave the participants an overview on HEC Paris locally and globally. The Executive MBA Class of 2018, consisting of 13 nationalities of which almost 50% are Qataris and 30% are women, then received an orientation of the program from Matthew Gibb, Director of New International Programming and Academic Partnerships, HEC Paris. The EMBA participants come from a range of industries and sectors including Education, Health and Social Services, Management Consulting and Banking and 23% of participants are flying in from ......read more

Masdar Institute and British Council to Host 2017 GCC-UK Science Collaboration Symposium on Smart Cities in Abu Dhabi

Global Infrastructure Investment of AED112 trillion Required Over Next 20 years to Ensure Sustainable Urban Future Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 March, 2017:  The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy, and sustainable technologies, and the British Council, the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN) and the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, today jointly announced scientists and innovators from research institutions and start-up companies in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the UK will be gathering for the GCC-UK Science Collaboration Symposium 2017 in Abu Dhabi on 26-27 March . The event, which will be held at the Masdar Institute Multi-Use Hall in Masdar City, aims to encourage scientific researchers to ......read more

All-Emirati girls team from Higher Colleges of Technology wins 4th UAE Global Management Challenge

Winners fend off competition from UAE teams comprising over 900 participants Team of 4 students to vie for international title in Doha next month UAE to host Global Finals of the Global Management Challenge in 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2017:  An all-Emirati girls team comprising of students from the Higher Colleges of Technology, has been declared the winner of the 4th edition of the UAE Global Management Challenge, the world’s largest strategy and management competition for students and professionals.  After several rounds of intense challenges, team United Spirits came out on top fending off competition from eight teams in the final round. This is the first time an all-Emirati team has won the competition.  The 4th edition of the competition has seen unprecedented interest, with ......read more

British Orchard Nursery celebrates a decade of learning with fun, fiesta and sharing

The pre-school marks 10 years with its BON Family and others at the British Orchard Nursery Fun Fair March 20, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Hundreds of people thronged to the British Orchard Nursery Fun Fair this weekend to indulge in some exciting and festive activities catered to all age groups. Visitors, particularly youngsters, had a gala time at the fair which offered a wide variety of amusements to suit every one’s interest. From making memories at Costume Photo Booth to letting off steam in Bouncy Castle, to participating in stage dramas, art competitions, baking contests, gym and Zumba sessions, the atmosphere buzzed with activity and fun. International food remained the favourite highlight as visitors took delight in indulging their taste buds to delectable fare from different corners of the world. The event, held at the ......read more

HE Sheikh Nahyan highlights UAE's Experience in Building Global Citizenship at Fifth GESF

Hanan Al Hroub, 2016 Global Teacher Prize winner launches ‘Teachers for Peace,’ to be financed by Varkey Foundation and Interpeace Thomas Friedman shares insights on addressing the challenges in education in today’s age of acceleration  British adventurer Bear Grylls underpins value of tenacity in achieving one’s dreams  Dubai, UAE; 19 March 2017:  His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, highlighted the UAE’s experience as a role model for building Global Citizenship, at the Closing Plenary of the fifth Global Education & Skills Forum (GESF), a Varkey Foundation initiative, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of ......read more

Innovative Education Projects receive share of US $200,000 fund

Varkey Foundation Challenge Fund includes grant to help train every UK teacher to support pupils with mental health problems  Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2017:  A project to provide every UK teacher with a grounding in understanding mental health issues so they can spot problems early and help troubled pupils is one of four programmes to be awarded a share of a US $200,000 fund announced today at the Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF) 2017. The awards under the Varkey Foundation Challenge Fund – which aims to support education projects that have the potential to achieve significant lasting impact – also include grants for programmes in Uganda, Slovakia and the Middle East. The award to Invincible Me, a UK children’s mental health charity, comes after a survey published in January 2017 by the ......read more

Thomas Friedman bats for ‘Old Values' in Education

Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 18 March 2017; Thomas Friedman, the author of The World is Flat and The New York Times foreign affairs columnist, batted for old values, which he said “matters more than ever” today in education, and underlined the need for teachers and students to “own the education space.” At a ‘Meet the Mentor’ session at the fifth Global Education & Skills Forum (GESF), a Varkey Foundation initiative, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, he said: “The older I get, the more I come to believe that the two most important words in life are ‘self’ and ‘sustaining.’ When ownership is in the room, good things happen, and they are ......read more

Global Teacher Prize inspires over 20 National Teacher Prizes

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Sunday 19 March 2017:  The success of the Varkey Foundation’s US $1M Global Teacher Prize, now celebrating its third year of success, has inspired National Teacher Prizes in over 20 nations. Colombia was the first country to start its own prize, with the backing and support of the Varkey Foundation. And since the Global Teacher Prize was awarded to Palestinian teacher Hanan Al Hroub in March 2016, many countries have now decided to follow suit, announcing that they will launch their own unique national teacher prizes. The countries announcing new National Teacher Prizes today are: •    Albania •    Algeria •    Chile •    Czech Republic •    Georgia •   ......read more

Rising of UAE School Fees and Weaknened Pound Futher Boosts Value of Oversees UK Education

Felsted Boarding School lead the way as UAE families turn to Britain to ensure their children can reach their full potential Dubai, UAE, 19 March, 2017:  Families across the UAE are turning to the UK school system, as the weakened Pound makes British education the best value for money in over a decade.  Providing the best gateway to leading universities, 58.3% of all boarders in the UK are from non-British families who live overseas, with more than 1,200 pupils of these from the Middle East. Felsted School, a renowned boarding school based only one hour from London, caters for a significant number of families who send their children overseas to access its British educational values and expertise.  “Over 20% of our student body come from overseas, whether as British expats living overseas or pupils with ......read more

UAE can be a global force for good, education experts say

Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 17 March 2017:  The UAE can be a global force for good, education experts gathered at the ongoing GESS Dubai conference and exhibition say. In his keynote speech, His Excellency Hussein Al Hammadi, Minister of Education for the UAE, said the Emirates is putting a strong emphasis on the overall development of students which includes improving their academic competency on the one hand, while also enabling them to develop core values that will empower them to contribute positively to society, both locally and in the wider global society. “The UAE is continuing to strengthen its foundation for future growth with new ways of learning, modernizing the way teachers share knowledge and skills while also enabling students to become competitive with positive values that will make them a force for ......read more

Young Adults Address Widespread Global refugee crisis at DIAMUN 2017

2017 theme for the conference  - International Response to Global Conflict Over 1,000 students from 45 different schools around the world participate in the only THIMUN affiliated conference in the UAE Dubai, 16 March 2017:   DIAMUN 2017 – the Dubai International Academy’s (DIA) Model United Nations, an annual event, begins today. The conference will host over 1,000 student participants from 45 different schools around the world, discussing pressing global issues centred around ‘International Response to Global Conflict”.  The four-day conference event will take place at the American University in Dubai and Dubai International Academy.  Solely a student led effort, the conference will address a variety of modern day, highly relevant issues prevalent in today’s world such as ......read more

350 Emiratis Graduate from National Drilling Company's Training Centre

ADNOC Group CEO meets with graduates; stresses importance of hard work and strong work ethic Graduates to take up positions with ADNOC’s offshore and onshore well-drilling operations  Investment in people reflects ADNOC’s unwavering commitment to develop national talent Abu Dhabi, UAE – March 16, 2017:  The National Drilling Company (NDC), an Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Group company, celebrated, today, the graduation of 350 Emiratis from the NDC Drilling Training Center. The graduates will take up positions in ADNOC, ranging from rig managers, to drillers, mechanics and other trades essential for efficient and safe onshore and offshore well-drilling operations. H.E. Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO, attended the graduation ceremony, held at NDC’s ......read more

UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science takes its call for innovation to leading universities in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah

Alya Al Mazroui, Manager of the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement: “We are seeking to attract as many outstanding candidates as possible from leading scientific institutions in our region and around the world” Abu Dhabi-UAE: 13 March 2017:  With one week left before the deadline for submissions of pre-proposals, the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science today visited the Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD) to outline the objectives and current activities of the Program and provide more information to students. Hosted by the Departments of Physics and Geography at PSUAD, the visit marks the latest stage in an outreach campaign that has seen the Program engage with leading research institutions both locally and internationally.  Alya Al Mazroui, Manager of the UAE Research ......read more

10th Annual DIAC Career Fair enables the development and growth of students

Dubai International Academic City enables students with job prospects and career resources for a brighter future First Career Fair to allow students to take advantage of new, part –time, working law Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2017:  Celebrating ten years of successfully connecting students and prospective employers, Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) this week concluded its 10th Career Fair, held in collaboration with JOB HUNT HR & Management Consultancy at Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP).  Throughout the years, the Annual DIAC Career Fair has evolved into the biggest and most coveted student career event in the region, with more than 6,000 students and 50 companies participating in this year’s event. In the era of online applications and job portals, career fairs continue to serve a critical function ......read more

UAE Public Policy Forum: Experts Concur Innovation Must be Central to All Educational Programs

Dubai-UAE: 13 March, 2017:  As part of the first UAE Public Policy Forum currently underway in Dubai, a session titled “Celebrating Innovation” saw experts discussing the rapidly evolving role of innovation and technology in education.   The session included Dr Krishnadas Nanath, Senior Lecturer in Information Systems and Data Scientist at Middlesex University Dubai, Dr Soly Matthew Biju, Associate Professor at the faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the University of Wollongong Dubai, Professor Sufian Forawi, Senior Lecturer of Science Education at the British University in Dubai and Dr Tarik Ozkul, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the American University of Sharjah.  Highlighting the role of technology in the classroom, Dr Krishnadas Nanath said: “With ......read more

Experts Discuss Underlying Dynamics of Effective Education Reform at UAE Public Policy Forum's Opening Session

Organized by Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dino Varkey: With 69 million global teacher shortage, governments need to adopt non-traditional solutions Experts: Governments must contextualize global benchmarks to effectively address regional challenges Public-private collaboration imperative to accelerate education reform Prof M Ramesh: Singapore to teach children what machines will not be able to do in 50 years Dubai-UAE: 13 March, 2017:  Globalization has placed new demands on the education system, mandating greater flexibility and new skill sets from learners. This was a key outcome of the opening session of the UAE Public Policy Forum that got off to a great start today at the Dubai World Trade Centre’s Sheikh ......read more

First UAE Public Policy Forum Discusses Paradigm Shift in UAE Education Policies

Event Organized by Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai-UAE: March 13, 2017:  The First UAE Public Policy Forum, themed ‘Future Directions of Education Policy’, organized by the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, discussed a spectrum of challenges and opportunities for education policies in the UAE today.  As part of the two day forum, an education policy dialogue titled, “Paradigm Shift in UAE Education Policies” on Day 1, drew the participation of His Excellency Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, His Excellency Dr Ali Rashid Al Noaimi, Director General, Abu Dhabi Education Council, His ......read more

Cambridge University Workshop at UAE Public Policy Forum Offers Capacity-building Lessons for Improving Education System

Organized by Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Workshop reviews high-performing jurisdictions, presents Cambridge approach to change management  Dubai-UAE: 13 March, 2017:  Education experts from Cambridge University explored global best practices and presented a methodology for effective stakeholder engagement in the field of education in a workshop on the first day of the UAE Public Policy Forum 2017. Titled ‘Capacity-building Approach to Education System Improvement’, the interactive session was a key item on the agenda of the event, organized by the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG). Under the theme ‘The Future Directions of Education Policy’, this year’s edition of the Forum ......read more

UAE Students Discuss Future of Education at First UAE Public Policy Forum

Organized by Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum KHDA-facilitated session explores crucial role of teachers, evolution of the classroom and extra-curricular activities Students favor holistic approach, measuring overall development over traditional exam results-based system Dubai-UAE: 13 March, 2017:  A panel of six students discussed the future of education during a thought-provoking workshop facilitated by the KHDA, Dubai Government’s education regulatory authority, at the inaugural UAE Public Policy Forum, held by the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government in Dubai World Trade Centre. The far-reaching discussion, entitled ‘How Students Want To Learn’, was impressively moderated by 15-year-old Raga Sodum, ......read more

ICT-integrated, Skills-based Curriculum will help Youth Thrive in 21st Century Job Market: UAE Public Policy Forum Session

Dubai-UAE: 13 March, 2017:  In the first UAE Public Policy Forum on Education, currently underway at the Dubai World Trade Centre, prominent panelists highlighted the governments’ responsibility to mandate civic studies across national educational institutions to promote the understanding of how the political system is structured.  Tracie Scott, Joseph Nalloor and Christopher Hopchin, authors of ‘Don’t believe everything you read: the real requirement of 21st century education,’ opened the session by stressing the need to armor students with basic knowledge and disciplines at a time where there are few information gatekeepers and an abundance of unprocessed information. The authors discussed how 21st century skills can be delivered effectively in a ‘post-truth’ world where internet users ......read more

Canadian University Dubai (CUD) partners with Wilfrid Laurier University of Canada

Five-year collaboration to cover fields of health and social sciences Dubai, UAE, March 12, 2017:  Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has entered into a five-year partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada, to collaborate on curriculum development and student transfer initiatives in the fields of health and social sciences. Building on CUD’s existing suite of programs in the School of Public Health & Health Sciences, the new agreement will see the two institutions work on curriculum development in disciplines such as psychology, water science and environmental science. The partners will also work on the creation of opportunities for existing CUD Environmental Health Management students to transfer their studies to health science programs at Laurier. As CUD prepares to bring forward a new undergraduate degree ......read more

Image Nation CEO Urges EDA Students to Build Careers in Public Diplomacy

Media veteran, Michael Garin, calls upon young Emiratis to specialise in diplomacy to help drive the UAE's international relations objectives Abu Dhabi-UAE: 11 March, 2017:  At a special event hosted by Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s international relations and diplomacy, education, executive training and research institution, Michael Garin, CEO of Image Nation Abu Dhabi, urged Emirati youth to pursue careers in the dynamic field of public diplomacy. Referring to public diplomacy as a "highly influential field that is pivotal to the UAE's international affairs in the 21st century", Garin threw light on the exciting career path that efficiently engages with global audiences in a way that informs and influences. Mr Garin explained, “When we bring Hollywood professionals to the UAE, ......read more

How to Beat Examination Stress

By: SUC Dean and Professor, Dr. Amitabh Upadhya Sharjah, UAE, March 7, 2017:  Preparing for an examination can get one under pressure for desire to succeed peer and parent expectation and fear of failure. However, knowing well what to expect during the examination can give you an advantage of what you should do before anxiety kicks in. Some of the major reasons why students fail their examinations are lack of preparation, extra-curricular activities, peer pressure, poor support system, and a lot more. These factors greatly contribute to failures but can be prevented 99.9% of the time.  First, you need to understand the importance of examination, so any distractions and activities must be set aside in order for you to gain focus. Second, condition yourself well to avoid confusion, poor concentration, excessive anxiety, ......read more

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Physical exercise recognized as crucial element in student’s development Sharjah, UAE, September 18th, 2016: ‘Fitness and leading a healthy lifestyle’ is as important as scoring higher grades in academics as per ASPAM Indian International School. “Obesity and juvenile diabetes is on the rise across the globe, and ignoring physical fitness will not only impact the ......read more

Sharjah Museums Department hosts pioneering SAWA Summer School for young museum professionals from ...…

Dubai, UAE, September 8, 2016:  Students from the Middle East and North Africa will, for the first time, take part in the second edition of the cross-cultural SAWA Summer School initiative, held at the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization between September 3rdand September 8th.  A joint collaboration ......read more

IRENA Concludes First Undergraduate Summer Training Programme…

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Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre launches the Explore Mars Science Competition for undergraduate ...…

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Masterminds Education to Reinforce its Presence in the UAE and the Middle East…

The early childhood development at Masterminds Education boosts children’s learning experience and outcomes Dubai, UAE, September 5, 2016:   Education ideally starts from a very young age and, in the UAE, many children make their first foray into it by attending a nursery. The favorable demand for Masterminds Education has led the global experts in early childhood development ......read more

MNR Delivering World-Class Education to UAE…

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Summer of Learning: Sheraa empowers UAE's future women leaders with entrepreneurial skills…

Over 200 students learnt the art of business and leadership from the country’s first university-based accelerator and training academy Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (August 30, 2016):  Sheraa (Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre) - a launch pad for aspiring young entrepreneurs in the United Arab Emirates - recently conducted a training workshop for young girls. The workshop engaged with ......read more

Brighton College Abu Dhabi Becomes Most Academically Successful School in Abu Dhabi…

Students of British Curriculum School Deliver Outstanding Performance in A-Level and GCSE Results Brighton College’s Results This Year Mark It Out As the Leading 3-18 School in UAE. Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 29, 2016:  The latest A Level results of Brighton College Abu Dhabi, the first international school of Brighton College UK, have reflected the high academic standards set by ......read more

CUD signs landmark pact with US university Georgia Tech to set up region's first Physical Internet ...…

Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2016:  Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has signed a landmark partnership agreement with leading US university Georgia Tech, seeking to set up the region’s first research lab focused on development of the Physical Internet. The new collaboration will bring together high-level researchers from the UAE and the international community to help establish ......read more

Ajman University Inducts Freshmen to AUST Experience…

Ajman University extended its warmest welcome to the freshmen enrolled for the academic year 2016-2017, in its true AUST style. The orientation day is a celebration on campus and the new students are inducted to the unique experience of educational excellence offered by Ajman University. After the ceremony was officiated with the patriotic national anthem and beautiful verses from the Holy ......read more

AMSI schools celebrate role of Emirati women in UAE's progress…

Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2016:   Celebrating the occasion of ‘Emirati Women’s Day’, students and faculty members of Academia Management Solutions International (AMSI) hailed the contributions of Emirati women towards the progress of United Arab Emirates. AMSI - which manages Al Mawakeb Schools and International School of Arts & Sciences (ISAS) – has been at the ......read more

Dubai Public Library Successfully Concludes the Eighth Edition of ‘Our Summer is Culture & Arts' ...…

11-day programme of educational and entertaining activities attract more than 500 children and young adults Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 28 August, 2016:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for heritage, arts and culture, has successfully concluded the Dubai Public Library summer programme, ‘Our Summer is Culture & ......read more

Aldar Academies continues to excel with superb I/GCSE pass rates…

The educator’s diverse, international student base impressed across all subjects this year Dubai, UAE, August 27, 2016:  Aldar Academies, the UAE’s leading provider of private education, is celebrating excellent I/GCSE pass marks for its secondary school pupils in Abu Dhabi.  At the educator’s Al Yasmina Academy, the pass rate was 98 percent, while at Al Bateen, ......read more

EIBFS to Begin New Academic Year in September…

Dubai, UAE, August 24, 2016:  The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) will invite applications for its training programs and academic courses beginning in September. The pioneer in professional banking training will open its doors on 4th September for returning students and 30th August for new students. Applicants looking to pursue a career in the financial sector ......read more

Emirati Students Eye Clean Energy Careers, Survey Finds…

Universum’s Middle East Talent Survey 2016 presents key findings from more than 7,600 students in 30 universities throughout the UAE.  This year’s survey reveals many surprising results, especially regarding the employer rankings where there has been a lot of movement among the top 10 employers for talent in the UAE   Google tops the ideal rankings – not ......read more

Prominent U.S. Journalist Addresses NU-Q Convocation…

Doha, Qatar – August 24, 2016 – Following a week of comprehensive orientation to ease new students’ transition into university life, Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) hosted its Convocation as it welcomed its largest freshman class since establishing a campus in Doha in 2008. Addressing the convocation was Ellis Cose, a renowned author, journalist, commentator, and ......read more

Back To School: Tips For A Stress-Free Transition…

Please attribute to Dr Samra Tahir - Clinical Psychologist at the American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology  Dubai, UAE, August 22, 2016:  As the summer comes to an end, it’s time to prepare your child to head back to school. During this transition, it’s not uncommon for some students to experience mixed emotions about jumping back into the school-day routine and ......read more

Teachers and Students to Conduct Dna Experiment During Interactive ‘genes in Space' Workshop…

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Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) Welcomes Abu Dhabi High School Students to Experience ...…

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Children enjoy fun-filled summer of learning at Sharjah Museums…

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Ashridge's Accelerated Leadership Program plays a key role in the success of Saudization…

Dubai, UAE, August 21, 2016:  As more companies embrace Saudization, they are also concerned that young Saudis are being moved up the organization at such a rapid pace that they may end up taking on senior roles before developing the business acumen and necessary leadership competencies.   According to Alex Davda, Director of Accelerated Leadership Experience Program at ......read more

Emirati Students Participate in ENEC Internship Program in South Korea…

10 students gain hands-on experience, nuclear industry insight, and a taste of Korean culture Internship program covered range of subjects in partnership with KEPCO International Nuclear Graduate School (KINGS) Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 21, 2016:  Ten Emirati students have returned to the UAE from the South Korea where they gained invaluable hands-on experience, nuclear industry ......read more

UAE student wins top Audit and Assurance prize in global ICAEW exams…

Mr. Roshan Ramesh has won First Place and the Watts Prize in the latest ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification (ACA) exams. He is the first self-funded UAE-based student to have won an international prize in the ICAEW exams. Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2016:  The Watts Prize is awarded to the candidate who achieves the highest global marks for the audit and assurance paper. The examination ......read more

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NU-Q Symposium Generates Special Section in Prestigious Academic Journal…

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Popularity of Cambridge continues to grow in UAE…

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19 UAE National Undergraduates Explore Scientific Innovation at Masdar Institute…

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British Orchard Nursery wins distinguished business excellence award in USA…

The Nursery becomes the first early child learning institute in the Middle East to win the US-based BIZZ 2016 business award by WORLDCOB Dubai, UAE, August 11, 2016:  Bringing further laurels to the UAE, British Orchard Nursery becomes the first early child learning institute in the Middle East to win the US-based BIZZ 2016 business award by World Confederation of Business (WORLDCOB). The ......read more

NU-Q Faculty Present Research at Journalism Convention in the United States…

Dubai, UAE, August 10, 2016:  Faculty from Northwestern University in Qatar are presenting their research at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference. AEJMC is the premiere association in the United States for journalism and mass communication education and research.  “Research conducted by NU-Q faculty continues to ......read more

IOSH and UAE Ministry of Education join forces to promote safety and health…

Dubai, UAE, August 10, 2016:  The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and UAE Ministry of Education are working together to run a programme of activities for students and staff in educational establishments. The Ministry has been confirmed as an official training provider by IOSH. Through a close working relationship with the Institution, it hopes to ensure people who ......read more

The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education Announces the First 170 Students Selected for the ...…

The program was design to support students from every corner of the Arab world to join leading universities in the region  Dubai, UAE, August 10, 2016:  The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE), one of the largest privately funded philanthropic education initiatives in the world, has today announced its first cohort of Al Ghurair STEM Scholars. The scholarship program ......read more

Sheraa: Accelerating the Entrepreneurial Ambitions of UAE Youth…

Country’s first university-based accelerator programme aims to address the challenge of youth unemployment in the region  Dubai, United Arab Emirates (August 9, 2016):  Sheraa (Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre), launched under the patronage of Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), Chairperson of Sheraa ......read more

Digital Marketing Top of the Agenda for UAE Hoteliers…

The Hotel Show Dubai presents a masterclass in partnership with MODUL University Dubai Dubai, UAE, August 8, 2016:   From a survey of UAE hoteliers, organisers of The Hotel Show Dubai discovered that a strong digital marketing strategy is at the top of the agenda. Undertaken by dmg events to identify which topic would be of the most interest to UAE hospitality industry ......read more

Petroleum Institute Student Wins the Total Campus Challenge…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 7, 2016:  The Petroleum Institute of Abu Dhabi (PI) announced today that one of its students, Mr. Shihab Mohammed Bin Solaiman of Bangladesh, has won the international “Make Things Better” contest, a part of the prestigious “My Total Campus Challenge.”  Sponsored by Total, the French-based oil and energy company, the “My Total Campus ......read more

HBMSU's Smart Book Club unveils ‘Reading Knights Competition' for Best Book Reviews…

UAE, August 6, 2016– Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) Smart Book Club has launched its ‘Reading Knights Competition’ under its new initiative: Smart Reading Club, which will provide many books in Arabic and English covering variety of topics. This initiative aims to disseminate knowledge and encourage the community to enrich their general information and to not only ......read more

D2l transforms teaching and learning experience at University College of Bahrain…

The company’s Brightspace LMS increases mobility for university’s students; drives performance through advanced analytics, predictive and adaptive learning tools Dubai, UAE – August 2, 2016 – D2L, a global learning technology leader, is pleased to announce that it has now deployed Brightspace—the company’s cloud-based learning management system ......read more

Abu Dhabi Terminals Launches Training Program for UAE Nationals…

Al Khayyal training program trains UAE Nationals for operational roles at Khalifa Port Container Terminal Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 2, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), manager and operator of Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT) – the region’s first semi-automated container terminal – launched its new training program aimed for UAE Nationals with high school diploma. The ......read more

AMSI schools build a culture of sports and active lifestyle…

Dubai, UAE, August 1, 2016:  In a bid to champion a healthy lifestyle and lay the platform for budding sportsmen, Academia Management Solutions International (AMSI) – which manages Al Mawakeb Schools and International School of Arts & Sciences (ISAS) – has participated in and organized a suite of sporting activities.  In addition to training one’s physical ......read more

CUD graduate among outstanding Emirati students felicitated at function hosted by HH Sheikh Mohammed…

Dubai, UAE, July 31, 2016:  Amal Darwish AlZarooni, a recent graduate of Canadian University Dubai (CUD), was recognized among the most outstanding students from UAE universities at a reception hosted by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Amal graduated in April with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, ......read more

Science Theatre comes to Nakhool City…

MTE Studios brings popular educational and interactive stage performances to Bahrain Dubai, UAE, July 30, 2016:   MTE Studios, a consultancy firm specialized in turn key solutions in the region for science related projects and events, in collaboration with Bahrain Culture Authority & Antiquities will be hosting a selection of educational and interactive science theatre stage ......read more

Students from Middle East, Africa Shine at Schneider Electric's Sixth ‘Go Green in the City' ...…

UAE semi-finalist teams from Heriot-Watt University, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and BITS-Pilani  Representation across MEA also includes five teams from Pakistan, five from Egypt, two teams each from Nigeria and Kenya, and one each from Morocco and Ghana Winning team to travel VIP-style to Schneider Electric’s global facilities, gain employment opportunities with ......read more

AMSI schools demonstrate support for ‘Year of Reading'…

Dubai, UAE, July 25, 2016:  Keeping in spirit with the ‘Year of Reading’ initiative announced by His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of United Arab Emirates, students of Al Mawakeb Schools and International School of Arts & Sciences (ISAS)  have actively participated in various literature and reading events within and outside the ......read more

UOWD launches Master of Engineering Asset Management program to boost local Asset management ...…

Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2016:  The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has launched a new Master of Engineering Asset Management (MEAM) degree program, designed for engineers who wish to combine the technical aspects of asset reliability, safety and performance with financial and managerial skills. With industries such as airlines, rail, telecommunication and energy developing at a ......read more

Ashridge faculty highlights key factors for women's career success in the Middle East…

KSA, July 14, 2016:  Fiona Elsa Dent and Viki Holton, both faculty at Ashridge Executive Education and authors of ‘How To Thrive and Survive As A Working Woman: The Coach Yourself Toolkit’ shares their perspectives on career issues faced by women in the Middle East based on their experience of working with many regional women managers who attend Ashridge Business School ......read more

NYUAD Announces Recipients of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholarship for Outstanding High School ...…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 13, 2016:  Thirty-one high-achieving secondary school students have been selected to participate in the NYU Abu Dhabi Summer Academy, a rigorous 18-month enrichment program, as recipients of the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholarship for Outstanding High School Students. Now in its sixth year, the program offers an immersive educational experience that prepares Abu ......read more

The Arcadia Preparatory School teams up with ‘7billionideas' to offer the region's first ...…

The Arcadia Preparatory School is set to become the first primary school in the Middle East to roll out an “Entrepreneur-in-Residence” programme with the international ideas company ‘7billionideas’     Dubai, UAE, July 12, 2016:  Aiming to become one of the leading British primary schools in the region, The Arcadia Preparatory School, located in Jumeirah ......read more

Brighton College to offer scholarships of up to 50% for the brightest candidates entering Year 9 ...…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 4, 2016:  Brighton College Abu Dhabi, managed by Bloom Education, the specialist education division of Bloom Holding, is offering senior school academic scholarships to the brightest Year 9 and Sixth Form pupils in the region.  It will entitle eligible pupils to receive up to 50% off of their tuition fees for the academic year, starting on 28 August, ......read more

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