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

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

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

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

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

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

September sizzles at ESMOD Dubai with new courses

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

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

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

Dubai Customs' nursery and Daycare graduates 22 children

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

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

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

Abu Dhabi University Allocates AED136 Million in Scholarships and Financial Aid

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

Masdar Institute Completes Critical Design Review of its CubeSat Program

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

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

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

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

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

Skyline University College Gathered Diplomats and Officials for Suhoor

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

The Alpha School, a School with a Difference

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

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

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

UNESCO Announces Sharjah as World Book Capital 2019

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

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

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

Distinguished Global Schools Break New Ground in Dubai

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

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

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

New American School for Dubai in 2018 by Esol Education

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

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

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

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

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

Skyline University College Conducted Health and Wellness Program

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

AUS College of Engineering Announces Three Endowed Chairs

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

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

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

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

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

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NYU Abu Dhabi kicks off 2017 with a vibrant program of events in January…

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HBMSU leads Arab World at International Council for Open and Distance Education's ‘Quality Network'…

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UAE IAA Celebrates HASAAD Program's 3rd Batch Graduation…

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New Chancellor Takes Office at Ajman University…

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Airbus continues to foster talent development among UAE youth…

Dubai, UAE, December 27, 2016:  A week-long educational tour of the Airbus Manufacturing Facility concluded last week, where four Emirati students were invited to Toulouse as part of an induction visit organised by Airbus in partnership with the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the UAE Ministry of Education. Over six days, the students got a first-hand perspective from Airbus ......read more

Applications open for startAD Incubator January 2017…

Early stage startups are invited to apply for the four month support program in Abu Dhabi First intake is set to be selected by May 2017 Abu Dhabi, December 26, 2016:  Starting January 2017, startAD Incubator will accept applications from early stage startups from across the UAE and globally to join its rigorous training program, where up to 15 startups will take part in the first ......read more

Senior UAE Figures, Intellectuals Laud Sharjah Ruler for Unveiling Arabic Language Academy…

First of its kind academy in UAE is seen as a historic step based on scientific vision to preserve and promote Arabic language    SHARJAH, UAE/Sharjah Media Centre, December 25, 2016 – Senior government figures, educationists, intellectuals and influencers in the UAE have widely welcomed the initiative by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Member of UAE Supreme ......read more

8th Skyline Inter-School Sports Festival 2016…

Dubai, UAE, December 22, 2016:   The 8th Skyline Inter-School Sports Festival 2016 has received an overwhelming participation of more than 1,400 students from 42 schools in the UAE. Today, November 29, 2016, as the Sports Festival has come to its last day, the students gave their best efforts to win the titles in Basketball, Table Tennis, Cricket, and Football. The whole management of ......read more

HBMSU highlights benefits of learner-centric university in latest ‘Innovation Lab for the Future of ...…

UAE, December 21, 2016 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) hosted today December 21, 2016 another productive session of its ‘Innovation Lab for the Future of Smart Learning’ monthly meeting. Led by Dr. Ahmed Al Nakeeb, Quality & Operation Management Department Chair of HBMSU’s School of Business and Quality Management, this month’s session discussed the ......read more

Skyline University College Signed an MOU with Union Coop…

Dubai, UAE, December 21, 2016:  Skyline University College has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Union Coop on December 7, 2016 at SUC campus. SUC Deputy Director for Public Relations Mr. Firas Al Tabbaa and Union Coop HR Deputy Manager Mr. Omar Khalifa Al Gaiz signed the MOU on behalf of their respective organizations. Also present in the signing ceremony was Deputy Director ......read more

ISAS Student Council body braces for the new academic year…

Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2016:  International School of Arts and Sciences (ISAS), managed by leading academic solutions provider Academia Management Solutions International (AMSI), recently elected its Student Council committee for the academic year of 2016-2017. Election of the Student Council is a key activity of the school and provides students with the opportunity to hone and deploy ......read more

Reach Opens Registration for 2017 Mentoring Program for Women Professionals…

15th December  2016, Dubai, UAE:  Reach, the first structured mentoring and leadership program for women professionals in the Middle East, has opened registration for its 2017 mentoring programme. The non-profit organization, which has already seen more than 200 women complete its one-year programme, offers women in the workforce an unrivalled opportunity to be mentored by men and women ......read more

Accenture Inspires Abu Dhabi Students to Learn Coding Through ‘Hour of Code' Campaign…

Dubai, UAE, December 15, 2016:  Accenture, in collaboration with Code.org to support Hour of Code, has teamed up with Australian School of Abu Dhabi in the capital emirate of Abu Dhabi, as part of its global educational movement to computer science and computer programming. Accenture employees in more than 200 cities across 55 countries, have pledged to complete more than 10,000 Hours of ......read more

First UAE University to Join UN Network : Ajman University…

Ajman University has been a leader of progress in the educational arena since its inception, with as much pride as privilege we announce that a formidable partnership has been forged with UN this comes under the umbrella of UN Habitat, the partnership between UN and universities worldwide. Ajman University faculty and students have always strived to be the trailblazer of sustainable ......read more

The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education Expands Scholarship Opportunities for Emirati and ...…

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NYU Abu Dhabi Graduate Selected as Schwarzman Scholar for Study in China…

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Skyline University College (SUC) Signed an MOU with Centena Group…

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Skyline University College (SUC) signed an MOU with E-Durar…

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Six students in UAE top the world in Cambridge exams…

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H.H. Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Attends Knowledge Summit 2016 Opening Ceremony…

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HBMSU & Australia's University of Southern Queensland pledge mutual support for high-quality ...…

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HBMSU and UNESCO inaugurate communications for the forthcoming curriculum diploma initiative…

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Emirati Student Wins National Day Weekend Community Robotics Challenge Hosted by Lockheed Martin…

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Skyline University College (SUC) 3rd Counselor Workshop attended by 50 schools from UAE…

Sharjah, UAE, November 29, 2016:   Skyline University College (SUC) and The Young Vision (TYV) magazine organized the 3rd “Let’s Talk” Counselor Workshop on November 28, 2016 and was participated in by more than 80 counselors from various schools in the UAE. The speakers of the event were SUC Associate Professor Dr. Mohit Vij, Arabian Wellness & Lifestyle Management LLC ......read more

Skyline University College (SUC) organized its first Job Fair for all its Alumni…

Sharjah, UAE, November 29, 2016:   Skyline University College (SUC) held its first SUC Job Fair 2016 at SUC campus on November 27, 2016. SUC Founder President Mr. Kamal Puri graced the occasion and inaugurated the event that was attended by 29 companies from UAE.  After the inauguration of the job fair and while interviews are ongoing, Mr. Kamal Puri took time to meet each company ......read more

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University honors winners of ‘Reading Knights Competition'…

UAE, November 28, 2016 – The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) recognized the winners of its Smart Book Club’s ‘Reading Knights Competition’ during a special ceremony held at its campus in Dubai Academic City attended by top management, deans and directors.  The ‘Reading Knights Competition’ invited interested participants to submit Arabic or ......read more

National Reference Laboratory (NRL) Becomes the Largest, College of American Pathologists (CAP) - ...…

High quality clinical laboratory testing is vital for accurate diagnosis and improving patient outcomes Leading international accreditation raises the standard of laboratory services, an integral component in the delivery of world-class healthcare in the region Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 27, 2016:  National Reference Laboratory (NRL), part of Mubadala’s network of world-class ......read more

Masdar Institute's Research and Innovations Highlighted During UAE Innovation Week 2016…

New Collaborative Undertakings, Knowledge-Sharing and Campus Events Among Weeklong Activities    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 November, 2016:  The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology marked UAE Innovation Week 2016 with a number of dynamic initiatives, including presenting innovative research findings at external events and on campus, academic knowledge sharing with research ......read more

Winners of Sharjah University's UAE Innovation Week Contests Announced…

Sharjah, November 26, 2016:  Winners of the University of Sharjah (UoS) competition for the UAE Innovation Week in Sharjah were announced on Thursday evening.  UoS students Shaima Mohammed Towfiq and Aesha Mohammed Al Teneiji won the First Prize in the category of Best 10 Projects for their idea of Smart City Camera. While Mulham Soudan won the Second Prize for her Smart Home Energy ......read more

Skyline University College (SUC) graduates consisted of 30 nationalities at the 26th Graduation ...…

Sharjah, UAE, November 24, 2016:   The highlight of Skyline University College (SUC) 26th graduation ceremony was the dynamic and diverse crowd that filled the University City Hall, Sharjah on November 24, 2016. SUC, an institution that persistently pursuing its vision of academic excellence with the aim of developing knowledge, skills, competencies, and value-based education in UAE has ......read more

Sharjah University's Innovations, Study Projects and Expert Workshops Bring Science Closer to Public…

UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH PUTS UP STRONG SHOW DURING UAE INNOVATION WEEK; TEACHERS, SCHOLARS SHOWCASE WORK, SHARE RARE INSIGHTS Sharjah, November 24, 2016:  The University of Sharjah (UoS) has a strong presence at the UAE Innovation Week in Sharjah, being held from November 20 to 26 at Expo Centre Sharjah, with its teachers, researchers and students showcasing their groundbreaking ......read more

Steelcase Education Research Suggests Schools in UAE can use Space Design to Inspire Creativity…

Are traditional classrooms killing creativity? Ninety-five percent of students report an increase in their creative abilities in an active learning setting Dubai, 24 November 2016:  New data released from Steelcase Education and academic researchers in Canada and the United States , reaffirms the positive correlation between an active-learning classroom design and a ......read more

Three NYU Students Selected as Rhodes Scholars…

Two students from NYU Abu Dhabi and one from NYU’s Global Liberal Studies Program have been named as 2017 Rhodes Scholars  Abu Dhabi, November 24, 2016:  Two seniors from NYU Abu Dhabi, Dubai Abulhoul (UAE) and Guillaume Sylvain (Canada), and Melissa Godin (Canada), a senior in NYU’s Global Liberal Studies Program have been selected as 2017 Rhodes Scholars. The ......read more

15 per cent of MENA companies lack skilled staff needed to gain long-term strategic growth…

November 23, 2016 –  In a survey conducted by Orient Planet Research among companies in the MENA region, 15 per cent noted that they do not have sufficient skilled staff to reach the company’s long-term strategic growth. To demonstrate the role of e-learning in shaping the future generations and fill the market gap, Orient Planet Academy will be showcasing its online courses at ......read more

Skyline University College (SUC) Celebrated International Day of Tolerance…

Sharjah, UAE, November 23, 2016:   Skyline University College (SUC) celebrated the International Day of Tolerance on November 16, 2016 as part of the National Tolerance Program of the UAE Charter of Tolerance, Coexistence, and Peace under the office of Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, the first Minister of State for Tolerance in the world.  SUC Assistant Professor, ......read more

Skyline University College (SUC) Football Team Received Trophy from football legend Diego Maradona…

Sharjah, UAE, November 23, 2016:   Skyline University College (SUC) Football Team received trophy from the football legend Diego Maradona for victoriously winning in the 14th BITS Sports Festival 2016 last Thursday, November 17, 2016. SUC beat Ajman University of Science and Technology by four goals and ending the football finals with a score of 4 -1. SUC Football team has garnered 31 goals ......read more

DGHR department in collaboration with the Ministry of Education honor the winners of the Young ...…

to encourage innovation spirit and promote creativity amongst students Dubai, 22nd of November 2016:  DGHR department in collaboration with Ministry of Education in the UAE have honored the winners of the Young Innovators Competition which was launched a year ago to encourage innovation spirit and promote creativity amongst students within the schools of the UAE. The honoring took place ......read more

Investment in Education Vital to Establish Globally Competitive Society…

Education experts call for government support in regional operations at EdEx MENA 2016 Dubai, UAE, 22 November 2016:  Investing in private education organisations as well as cooperating with them on new regulations will facilitate the growth of quality education in the MENA region. That is the message that has been delivered by senior representatives at the Knowledge and Human ......read more

American University of Sharjah Faculty, Students Dazzle With Their Big, Bright, New Ideas at UAE ...…

FROM TRANSPORT SYSTEM AND PUBLIC HEALTH TO DRONES AND ENERGY EFFICIENT DESALINATION, INNOVATIVE IDEAS GALORE  SHARJAH, November 22, 2016:  The UAE Innovation Week in Sharjah, being celebrated from November 20 to 26, 2016 at Expo Centre Sharjah, has in attendance eminent experts, innovators, academics and students from top universities and colleges in Sharjah, including American ......read more

‘Reading' and ‘writing' habits in kids during the pre-digital era should be fast-tracked into the ...…

It’s important for today’s parents, teachers and students to work as a cohesive team to take this initiative forward Sharjah, UAE, November 22nd, 2016: The importance of reading and writing habits in kids has reached a critical juncture across the globe and the region. The reading and writing habits that students had in the 1990s or the pre-digital era that took over the world, has ......read more

University of Sharjah Arms Students With Tools to Innovate for the Future…

EMIRATI PROFESSOR DR AMEL IBRAHIM AL ALI EXPLAINS CONCEPT OF ‘MIND MAPPING’ AND HOW IT HELPS STUDENTS CONTRIBUTE TO UAE’S VISION 2021 SHARJAH, November 22, 2016:  Scientists, faculty and students of the University of Sharjah (UoS) have been making a number of highly interesting presentations, based on their research projects and scientific studies, at the ongoing UAE ......read more

School Devises an Innovative Solution to Heavy School Backpacks…

Experts say that students are carrying 2-3 times the recommended weight for school backpacks Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2016:  Even with the increasing use of technology in education, heavy school bags continue to be a ‘weighty issue’ for students, parents, and school authorities alike. The ongoing concern regarding the weight of children’s school bags and the negative ......read more

AMSI school students excel at the AUD Model United Nations Event…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 20, 2016:  Students from Academia Management Solutions International (AMSI) – which manages Al Mawakeb Schools and International School of Arts & Sciences (ISAS) – participated in the 2016 edition of the AUD Model United Nations event held recently at the American University in Dubai (AUD).  Over 100 student delegates from all AMSI ......read more

Student-designed bionic arm declared ‘Best Innovative Project' at first Gulf 3D Printing Olympiad…

A 14-year-old student from GEMS Millennium School - Sharjah walked away with the honours of the region's first Gulf 3D Printing Olympiad organised by ATLAB. Rishabh Java designed and 3D printed a bionic arm, which was selected as the ‘Best Innovative Project’ of the year. The winner will get a chance to visit the BETT Show in the UK in 2017. More than 75 teams from numerous ......read more

Masdar Institute Team Wins Transport Research Laboratory Student Award 2016 for Innovative ...…

Students Propose Solution for Enhancing Public Transportation in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi-UAE: 20 November, 2016:  The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy, and sustainable technologies, today announced that a team of its three students has won the 2016 Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) Student Award ......read more

Tolerance is a fundamental human and moral value: Professor Reyadh AlMehaideb, Vice President of ...…

~~UAE- 16 November 2016: Coinciding with the International Day for Tolerance, which falls on November 16 every year, Professor Reyadh AlMehaideb, Vice President of Zayed University, said on this auspicious occasion: “Tolerance is a fundamental human and moral value; it is an eye and heart opener to the positive attributes of people and to overlook their shortcomings. Tolerance is a genuine ......read more

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