Dr. Raja Easa Al Gurg is the Chairperson and Managing Director of the Dubai-based conglomerate Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, and the first pro-chancellor appointed by the Heriot-Watt University Dubai
24 November 2022, Dubai, UAE: Heriot-Watt University Dubai (HWUD) today announced the appointment of distinguished businesswoman Dr. Raja Easa Al Gurg, Chairperson and Managing Director of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group (ESAG), as the Pro-Chancellor of the University in Dubai. In this role, she will become the honorary Head of the University in Dubai and will represent the University in a ceremonial and ambassadorial capacity, including in the conferment of degrees.
Speaking about the appointment, Professor Heather McGregor, Provost and Vice Principal of Heriot-Watt University Dubai said, “We are delighted to be announcing ......read more
To pursue higher education at Oxford University is a dream for many aspiring students across the globe. Ranked as the world’s best university for the sixth consecutive year by the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2022, Oxford University offers students unique learning experiences by leveraging the expertise of the world’s eminent researchers, which makes it the most sought-after university for acquiring postgraduate education.
The Oxford-Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Graduate Scholarship, launched in 2016 as part of a partnership between the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) and Oxford University, is a collaborative effort between the two institutions to support aspiring students in the UAE and the Arab region to pursue higher education from the world’s most ......read more
• The collaboration aims to hone digital and leadership capabilities among the youth and help them discover meaningful careers in fintech
• Network International sponsors first ever FiEx Fintech Youth Hub at AUS
UAE-Sharjah 24 November 2022: Network International, the leading enabler of digital commerce in the Middle East and Africa, and American University of Sharjah (AUS), a regional leader in education and research, initiated today a collaboration to explore knowledge and career-building avenues in fintech for students studying at the university.
The collaboration aims to hone digital and leadership capabilities among the youth and help them discover meaningful careers in the fintech space, while also supporting Network International’s quest to attract and retain high-quality talent ......read more
• Annual JC baking competition judged by Vineet Bhatia and Simon Penney
• This year’s bake off held in memory of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
• Judges wowed by 75 delicious sweet treats created by students and teachers
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: This year’s hotly anticipated and contested Jumeirah College (JC) Bake Off played host to special guest judges Vineet Bhatia, restauranteur, media personality, author and renowned chef with two Michelin Stars to his name, as well as Simon Penney, His Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for the Middle East and His Majesty’s Consul General to Dubai and the Northern Emirates.
The student-led event, organised by Year 12 student Yoana Sawlani, took place on campus at GEMS Jumeirah College Dubai and saw students and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 20, 2022: Mohammed bin Rashid Library, in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre, has organised The “Taha Hussein Days”, to celebrate the legendary writer’s birthday and great legacy. The event has attracted a large audience and great engagement.
Mohammed Salem Al Mazrouei, Board Member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation, expressed his delight at hosting the “Taha Hussein Days” event, stressing the influence of the Dean of Arabic literature and his prominent role in the modern Arabic cultural and literary movement through his literary contributions to the Arabic language that reflects his deep revolutionary thought.
Al Mazrouei highlighted that "the event comes in line with the strategy of the Mohammed bin Rashid Library and ......read more
Whitepaper Released At GESS Delivers Insights Into Regional Edtech Use compared with schools worldwide
The efficiency of technology-based education for teachers reaches an impressive 66%, compared to 45% in North America and the UK
Schools across the Middle East are world beaters in delivering higher outcomes than their peers worldwide, particularly in technology use, according to a research-based whitepaper released today.
The whitepaper - What’s Working in EdTech Today: Middle East Insights for Success – was released by Canadian Edtech innovator SMART Technologies to coincide with its participation in GESS, the Middle East’s leading education conference and exhibition, which is running at the Dubai World Trade Centre from November 15-17.
The white paper research was based on a survey of more than ......read more
Dubai, UAE: 16 November 2022 – The University of Michigan’s, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, has underlined its commitment to female empowerment and sustainability by announcing two scholarship programs at the Dubai HR Summit & Expo.
Michigan Ross School of Business is a Top 10 global executive education provider and is ranked the #1 executive education provider in North America in 2022 by the Financial Times and chose the summit to announce the opening of application submissions following the success of similar initiatives launched in 2019.
This year’s programs have been designed to develop the leadership credentials of GCC executives.
The first aims to inspire and empower women by helping them to build new skills. In doing so, it also reaffirms Ross’s commitment to gender ......read more
• Students, alumni, parents and staff join award ceremony on board the QE2
• Scholarship launched in June to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 70-year reign
• Thousands entered prestigious award initiated by Founder Sunny Varkey
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Seventy GEMS Education students joined GEMS Founder and Chairman, Mr Sunny Varkey, and other VIPs to celebrate winning Platinum Jubilee Scholarship Awards, launched earlier this year to celebrate Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne.
The event was fittingly held on the world-famous Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ship, which was launched by The Queen herself 53 years ago and is now docked permanently at Port Rashid, Dubai.
The recipients received their trophies and certificates, to ......read more
Down to Earth 2022
November 27, 2022 | 10am - 8pm
Jaddaf Waterfront Sculpture Park, Jameel Arts Centre
Down to Earth, the UAE’s annual festival celebrating all things green, returns for its third edition on Sunday, November 27, 2022 from 10am to 8pm. Jameel Arts Centre invites both veteran and new gardeners, nature and crafts enthusiasts, the eco-conscious and sustainability-aware to experience a range of entertaining and informative activities for all ages.
Free and open to everyone, Down to Earth features rolling, day-long, drop-in workshops for all ages in the festival’s outdoor arts and crafts zone, demonstrations and information stalls for children, teens and adults themed around sustainable living, plus a programme of talks by eco and sustainability experts. Spanning across Jameel Arts Centre and ......read more
• Initiative to fall under Gargash’s iStar Technical Apprenticeship Program
• With this collaboration underway, similar partnerships to be initiated by Gargash in the near future.
Dubai-UAE, 7 November 2022: Gargash Group, one of the leading business conglomerates in the UAE, announced a strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute (ADVETI), signalling a fresh set of commitments to develop local talent.
This initiative ties into the Group’s commitment that aligns with the UAE government’s vision to empower Emiratis to join and explore meaningful careers in the private sector and is a step forward in of cross-sector collaborations between leading industrial entities and vocational education institutions.
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• Students, alumni, parents and staff join school’s 40th anniversary celebrations
• Her Excellency Dr Muhadditha Al Hashimi, Chairperson of SPEA, attends event
• OOS has grown from porta-cabin classes to one of Sharjah’s largest schools
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates: GEMS Our Own English High School – Sharjah, Girls (OOS) marked its 40th anniversary on 27 October, celebrating four decades of delivering high-quality education, supporting student success and serving the Sharjah community with distinction.
It was a proud and joyous moment for OOS students, parents, alumni, leaders, teachers and support staff, who all gathered on campus to celebrate the significant milestone in the school’s journey, and to look forward to the next 40 years and ......read more
The authority forged new partnerships with leading industry stakeholders to reinforce Sharjah's leading cultural contributions; at international book fairs in particular
Frankfurt, 20 October, 2022: The Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) explored cooperation opportunities with leading publishers from Europe and the world, and discussed the scope of their participation at the upcoming edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF 2022), during a series of meetings at the ongoing 74th edition of Frankfurter Buchmesse, which runs until October 23 and is hosting publishers from 95 countries.
The Sharjah pavilion welcomed 150+ publishers and industry professionals from around the world during the first two days of the book fair who were keenly interested to learn about their participation prospects in SIBF 2022 as well ......read more
45 qualified experts from 14 countries to present spectacular theatrical shows and musicals and host science and creative workshops
● 123 immersive shows led by 22 artists from eight countries
● Acrobats, music and dancing troupes
● Edutainment and science workshops
Sharjah, October 19, 2022: With a total of 623 vibrant and edutainment activities lined up for the 41st edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF 2022) that runs from November 2 – 13 at Expo Centre Sharjah, young visitors have plenty of options to keep themselves entertained through interactive workshops, theatre shows, and edutainment activities led by 45 professionals and experts from 14 countries.
The expansive programming agenda for children at SIBF 2022, which runs under the theme ......read more
H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence opens Najah Abu Dhabi. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was also attended by H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, the Minister of Education in the UAE; H.E. Akio Isomata, Ambassador of Japan to the UAE; and ambassadors and senior representatives of participating countries.
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 18th October 2022: After a resounding success on its first day, Najah Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s leading higher education fair supported by the Ministry of Education, was graced by H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was also attended by H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, the Minister of Education in the UAE; H.E. Akio Isomata, Ambassador of Japan to the UAE; and ......read more
Abu Dhabi, October 18, 2022: In line with the great attention paid by the prudent leadership to the youth, the 21st World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology (IST) devoted its 2nd day to young researchers in toxicology. It hosted a number of young researchers from different countries to present the results of their research and studies in toxicology before scientists, specialists and professors participating in the Congress in order to benefit from their great expertise and deep experiences in toxicology.
Eleven young researchers from UAE, USA, UK, India, Brazil, Germany, Belgium and Russia reviewed the results of their research and studies in toxicology before the conference, and answered questions from specialists and university professors about their studies and research.
Continuing the activities of the ......read more
One of the world’s top literary events, the upcoming edition of SIBF will witness its biggest-ever publisher participation, November 2-13 in Expo Centre Sharjah
● Italy is Guest of Honour at SIBF 2022
● 6 new programmes announced including workshops for adults
● Debut participation of publishers from 10 countries
● Ahmed Al Ameri: SIBF is a source of great pride for us and the fruit of a seed planted and nurtured by the Sharjah Ruler more than 41 years ago.
● Mohammed Khalaf: SIBF is a model for projects founded on wise visions.
● Consul General of Italy: GoH recognition is an exceptional opportunity to forge bonds between Italy and Sharjah through the vehicle of culture.
● Khoula Al Mujaini: 41st edition to have a total of 1,047 activities led by 129 ......read more
• A milestone partnership championing world-class business knowledge with the preferred training provider for the region’s leading companies
October 10th 2022, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Informa Connect Middle East and WorldatWork on March 29, 2022, in Dubai, the two organizations have now entered a first-of-its-kind partnership in the region to provide in-class learning solutions to individuals and organizations in the MENA region – a partnership supported and orchestrated by Talent at Work.
This partnership positions Informa Connect Middle East as the first Global Education Partner in the MENA region; and as part of this, Informa Connect Middle East will be providing WorldatWork certifications through in-person ......read more
The IPA President and Random House CEO will lead a fireside chat on November 1 encompassing key industry themes of digital transformation, freedom to publish, diversity and inclusion, among others
Sharjah, October 10, 2022: The 12th annual Publishers Conference organised on the side-lines of the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) is bringing together two publishing industry stalwarts, Bodour Al Qasimi, President of the International Publishers Association (IPA) and Markus Dohle, CEO of the largest trade book publisher - Random House, to engage in an exciting fireside chat on the emerging industry trends and share their expert visions of the future as they see it unfold.
On November 1, Bodour Al Qasimi and Dohle will hold a wide-ranging conversation on key industry themes including the changing market landscape and ......read more
A Yoga Awareness and Orientation session was conducted to help improve the physical wellbeing and mental health of students studying in four LEAMS Education schools
Dubai, October 10, 2022: Schools belonging to LEAMS Education – a futuristic education group that manages four schools with 8200 students – is organizing a number of health, wellness and yoga sessions as part of the World Mental Health Day to improve mental health that is causing huge loss in productivity and draining personal wealth.
Every year October 10 is marked as World Mental Health Day – to help create global awareness on mental health that affects more than 2 billion people worldwide.
Mental disorders are on the rise in every country in the world and will cost the global economy $16 trillion by 2030, according to the latest ......read more
Multi-award winning IB boarding school offers one of the most diverse and global educations in the world, and now exceeds 100 nationalities of students
Dubai, UAE: October 6, 2022; Swiss International School Dubai, one of the city’s newest schools, and the emirate’s first bilingual International Baccalaureate school, is rapidly creating a strong international reputation – and now boasts pupils from more than 100 countries.
The Al Jadaf-based school, one of only two boarding schools in Dubai, was recently ranked among the top 100 private schools in the world, beat off stiff international competition to take a global Talk Education Environment Award, and is already rising up the ranks to be named as one of the top ten schools in the UAE.
Ruth Burke, Principal, says: “It is wonderful that we ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 05, 2022: The Emirates Literature Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Arab Emirates University (UAE University) agreeing to cooperate in the exchange of data and information in the fields of literature and education. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Ahlam Bolooki, Director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, founder of the Kateb Maktub movement, and leader of the UAE Wikimedia User Group, and Prof. Ahmed Ali Murad, Associate Vice-Deputy for Scientific Research at UAE University.
The agreement will be fulfilled by the delivery of projects by both parties. Emirates Literature Foundation will facilitate the incorporation of Wikipedia in the education curriculum of the university. Wikimedians of the UAE User Group, a part of Emirates Literature Foundation, ......read more
The award highlights the significant role that librarians play in supporting educational development by inspiring pupils to read for pleasure
Dubai, October 03, 2022: Emirates Literature Foundation announces the opening of the annual School Librarian of the Year Award, the search for UAE’s top school librarians. Now in its seventh year, the award is given by The General Secretariat of Executive Council of Dubai and Emirates Literature Foundation to those individuals who have shown exceptional commitment in championing literacy in their schools and sharing their passion for books. It will be awarded in two categories, school librarians working in public (government) schools in the UAE and school librarians working in private schools in the UAE.
The year award is now open for nominations and will close on 16 ......read more
New category - writers of children’s fiction too can enter and be part of a prize that has paved the way to international publishing for ten debut novelists
Dubai, 29 September 2022: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s writing competition for unpublished authors has now opened for entries. Since 2013, the Emirates LitFest Writing prize, one of the most eagerly anticipated competitions for unpublished writers in the region, has produced 10 internationally published authors with 26 books between them. The 2023 edition includes two categories, one for adult fiction and one for children’s fiction, each with a dedicated expert judge
Isobel Abulhoul, CEO and Trustee of the Emirates Literature Foundation said: “This prize has tapped into a goldmine of talent here in the Arabian Gulf, ......read more
The IPA President shared her support for the signing of the WBCN Charter and applauded the efforts of member cities to promote literary culture.
Wroclaw, Poland 26 September, 2022 – Bodour Al Qasimi, President of the IPA has been in Wroclaw, Poland to meet with representatives of the World Book Capital Network (WBCN) and to participate in the signing of the WBCN Charter.
The first meeting of the network was held at the House of Wisdom in Sharjah last year and was attended by 16 representatives from most of the UNESCO-designated World Book Capital cities. Since this productive first gathering, the World Book Capital Network has met in Tbilisi, Georgia and now Wroclaw.
The network has been established with the support of UNESCO and former World Book Capital (WBC) cites to help support prospective World Book ......read more
Official representatives from the two nations visit headquarters of the Sharjah Book Authority
Ahmed al Ameri: “Sharjah is the window through which the world views Emirati and Arab cultural achievements.”
Luis Alfonso de Alba: “Sharjah has a prestigious standing among the world’s top cultural cities.”
Ruben Sales: “We look forward to harnessing Sharjah’s expertise in book industry development.”
Sharjah, September 24, 2022: HE Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), recently welcomed HE Luis Alfonso de Alba Góngora, Ambassador of Mexico to the UAE, to discuss the ongoing preparations marking the celebration of Sharjah as Guest of Honour at the upcoming 36th edition of the Guadalajara International Book Fair in November ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2022: As part of its vision to promote the cultural and knowledge sector, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library (MBRL) hosted a seminar titled “Towards an Active Role for Public Libraries in Community Service,” in collaboration with the Arab Federation for Libraries & Information (AFLI) and Naseej Academy. The seminar highlighted the role of public libraries in creating a better future, and ways to enhance this role by leveraging advanced technologies.
The seminar hosted a number of officials, employees, and visitors from different ages and backgrounds, along with prominent speakers and specialists in the libraries sector. These included Prof. Hassan Awad Alsereihy, President of the Arab Federation for Libraries & Information (AFLI); Prof. Emad Essa Saleh, Vice President of AFLI; and Mr. Ayub Khan, ......read more
SRTIP and Hungary’s John von Neumann University sign deal to boost mutual cooperation
Sharjah, September20, 2022: The Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTIP) and John von Neumann University of Hungary (JvNU) have signed a wide-ranging agreement to boost mutual cooperation in scientific research, technology and culture.
The partnership provides an exceptional opportunity for the Hungarian university to present the latest achievements of Arab culture and science in Hungary and to host a proactive international scientific collaboration in the city of Kecskemét where the university is located.
The agreement comes on the heels of visit by delegation from SRTIP to the John von Neumann University to familiarize with the university’s high quality education and related services in the latest and most advanced ......read more
One of the world’s top literary events, the 12-day book fair will take place in Expo Centre Sharjah
Sharjah, September 20, 2022: The highly anticipated 41st edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) will kick off on November 2 for 12-days, the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) has announced. Themed ‘Spread the word’, the cultural extravaganza will further SBA’s ongoing mission to highlight the emirate’s cultural project and raise the community’s awareness about the power of the written word and its importance in building a bright, sustainable future.
The 41st edition of SIBF will take place in Expo Centre Sharjah from November 2 - 13, and host Italy as Guest of Honour. The event’s slogan calls on people of the world to believe in the power of words in building bridges of ......read more
20 September 2022 – United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA: Ejada – a programme addressing the social and emotional needs of teachers and pupils in Jordan, including Syrian refugees, to reduce violence in classrooms and improve learning outcomes – has been selected by UNESCO as a prestigious Transforming Education Summit Solution to be showcased on day 2 – Solutions Day – of the Transforming Education Summit (TES), the much-anticipated official side event at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Launched in 2019, Ejada is a programme by the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Save the Children, with the Ministry of Education in Jordan, and supported by Community Jameel, Dubai Cares and Hikma. As one of the selected ......read more
• High-level session at UN Transforming Education Summit witnessed the launch of the “Rewiring Education for People and Planet” report that offers six win-win solutions to rewire the thinking, acting and doing around education
• Dubai Cares delegation participated in a series of high-level sessions and meetings both at the UNGA and Transforming Education Summit to continue the organization’s advocacy efforts to transform education
Dubai, UAE, 20 September, 2022: Continuing its global advocacy efforts for a transformed education ecosystem, Dubai Cares, a civil society organization formally associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications, unveiled the “Rewiring Education for People and Planet” report at the Transforming Education Summit (TES) ......read more
Advanced scanning technology that facilitates documentation and clearance processes in the ports and logistics services sector secures top prize
● In partnership with Crescent Enterprises and in collaboration with the University of Khorfakkan Emirates Schools Establishment & Sharjah Youth Council, the three-day hackathon was held at University of Khorfakkan
● Najla Al Midfa: “We continue to invest in the undeniable potential of our ambitious youth.”
● Badr Jafar: “Our young problem solvers should be encouraged to take more calculated risks when creating solutions.”
● Ahmed Al Shammaa: “Partnership with Sheraa aims to promote proactive thinking amongst the younger generation.”
Sharjah, September 19, 2022: The ......read more
The two sides discuss their strategic partnership to jointly re-launch the ICDE Global Doctoral Consortium utilizing the HBMSU’s Cloud Campus platform
Al-Awar: We are committed to supporting and empowering PhD students and strengthening our partnership with the International Council for Open and Distance Education
September 12, 2022 - His Excellency Dr. Mansour Al-Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), received Ms. Torunn Gjelsvik, Secretary General of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). The bilateral meeting discussed the strategic partnership between HBMSU and ICDE aimed to re-launch the Global Doctoral Consortium (GDC) using the “Cloud Campus” platform, in the presence of Prof. Moustafa Hassan, Vice Chancellor for International ......read more
Dubai, UAE; September 16, 2022: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library (MBRL) received a delegation from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), led by H.E. Eng. Salem Al Marri, MBRSC Director General, to learn about the specialised and unique services the library offers to visitors, and view its collection of space-related books and references. The visit also aimed to discuss ways to enhance cooperation, in order to familiarise the younger generations with the UAE's historical achievements in this pioneering and vital sector.
H.E. Mohammed Ahmad Al Murr, Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation, welcomed the members of the delegation. H.E. stressed the importance of creating channels for knowledge exchange across all fields and disciplines with all authorities, institutions, and specialised research ......read more
Powered by Crescent Enterprises and in collaboration with Emirates Schools Establishment & Sharjah Youth Council, the bootcamp will be held in the recently opened Khorfakkan University
Sharjah, September 13, 2022: The Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) is marking the launch of the Khorfakkan chapter of Startup Sharjah in September with a three-day intensive bootcamp designed to encourage entrepreneurial thinking amongst university students and to build a talent pool that generates innovative, impact-driven solutions.
Running from September 16-18 at the newly opened Khorfakkan University, Sheraa aims to bridge the talent gap by developing entrepreneurial and technical skills in its key demographic on the East Coast of Sharjah during the region’s largest university entrepreneurship competition.
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• Former Pakistan national team captain gives speech on sports leadership
• Special event marks launch of Desert Super League’s 10th cricket season
• GEMS students and cricketers of all levels from across UAE in attendance
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: GEMS World Academy – Dubai played host to Desert Super League (DSL) on 10 September 2022, holding a special event on campus to mark the start of the League’s 10th season, ‘Footprints DSL X’.
In attendance and addressing GEMS students and players and captains from among DSL’s numerous cricket teams was legendary cricketer and former Pakistan national cricket team captain Wasim Akram, one of the greatest left-handed fast bowlers to grace the sport, having taken over 500 wickets in ODIs. ......read more
Masterminds Education, the global experts in leading-edge early childhood development, was recognized at the UAE Business Awards. This is the institution’s sixth straight year to receive the award for Best Early Years Education Provider.
Every year, the award has a different theme. Last year’s theme was ‘Innovation,’ and Masterminds was awarded UAE’s Most Innovative Early Years Education Center.
This year’s theme was ‘Dedication,’ and Masterminds has been awarded UAE’s Most Dedicated Early Years Education Center.
Tania Siddiqi, Co-Founder and Director of Masterminds, addressed parents and staff: “Delivering Masterminds’ unique offering is not an easy task, and our teachers and staff bring an exceptional level of commitment each day to the needs of every individual ......read more
As it welcomes its 157th academic year and embarks on a new era of being based in Beirut but with a more global reach, the American University of Beirut (AUB) unveiled its revamped and uplifted logo on August 31, 2022.
“This fresh and distinctive new look reaffirms our identity as one of the oldest and most prestigious universities of the Global South, one that is firmly rooted in Beirut, yet with an increasingly robust global presence,” said Dr. Fadlo Khuri, AUB president, in his message to the AUB community announcing the new change.
The American University of Beirut has been through numerous changes over the decades, including its logo which has had 20 different forms since 1866 but has always retained the same essence. Yet, despite all the changes—even changing the university’s very name in ......read more
1. Abdul Latif Ibrahim, Director PACE Group
2. Mohammed Shafi Ibrahim, Director PACE Group
3. Abdulla Ibrahim, Director PACE Group
4. Ameen Ibrahim, Director PACE Group
5. Salman Ibrahim, Director PACE Group
6. Zubair Ibrahim, Director PACE Group
7. Bilal Ibrahim, Director PACE Group
8. Adil Ibrahim, Director PACE Group
9. Aseef Mohammed, Director, PACE Group
10. Keith Marsh, Chief Academic Officer, PACE Group
11. Lawrence, Principal, PACE Creative British School, Ajman
It is suitably located in Al Tallah school zone, behind City Life Mall, Sheikh Ammar Road, next to their renowned Indian curriculum school, DPS Ajman.
PACE Group now have 4 Affordable ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 25 August 2022: Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), a regional leader in banking and finance education and training, announced the completion of its annual Leadership Development Program (LDP) with the participation of 32 Emirati senior officials from Emirates NBD group.
The group attended Said Business School, Oxford University in early July to partake in an intensive eight-day training program designed to train outstanding leaders and managers in the banking and financial services industry through the development of personal leadership and professional skills.
The custom-designed residential program titled ‘Strategic Leadership in the Era of Disruption’ has been structured across three overarching themes that are fundamental to effective strategic ......read more
ALLEN Overseas launches India’s Biggest Scholarship Competition, TALLENTEX Overseas 2023 in 6 GCC Nations, to recognize and encourage talent amongst students.
Bur Dubai, UAE, 18th August 2022: ALLEN Overseas (ALLEN) launches India’s Biggest Talent Encouragement Exam, TALLENTEX Overseas 2023, in the GCC Countries. The scholarship exam recognizes, fosters and rewards brilliance.
ALLEN Overseas provides high-quality test-prep coaching for IIT-JEE (Main+Advanced), Pre-Medical (NEET-UG) and many more competitive examinations for class 6th to 12th students through its acclaimed and results-driven comprehensive education curricula in 6 GCC Countries: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, and Bahrain. The recent JEE Main 2022 results demonstrate the same. According to the NTA's Toppers list, ALLENite Gauri ......read more
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A-LEVEL RESULTS DAY
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• Since its establishment, Abu Dhabi University has partnered with several universities to provide international educational experiences for students
• Over the last five years, ADU has welcomed international students as part of its knowledge and experience exchange agenda
• ADU’s College of Engineering offers students advanced pathways to enroll in international master’s degrees programs
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 18 August 2022: In a continues bid to provide students with an exceptional academic journey, the College of Engineering (CoE) at Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) continues to collaborate with leading international academic institutions to further develop a world-class curriculum that will diversify the students skillset and empower them to achieve their future ......read more
• Over 1,300 GEMS students from 18 schools in the UAE and Qatar sat nearly 4,000 A-levels
• GEMS schools in the UAE and Qatar saw over 32 per cent of entries achieve A* to A grades
• Over 86 per cent of students at GEMS Jumeirah College Dubai achieved A* to B grades
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – GEMS Education students, parents and staff are today (18 August) celebrating outstanding A-level results that are above 2019 records when students last sat formal examinations.
More than 1,300 pupils from 18 GEMS schools in the UAE and Qatar completed nearly 4,000 A-levels, with over 20 per cent of students achieving an A* grade. Across schools, over 32 per cent of entries achieved A* to A grades, with 55 per cent recording A* to B grades.
There are a host of highlights ......read more
Qatar Tourism in collaboration with Qatar Foundation and Qatar University launched an education campaign to showcase to students, parents, counsellors and educators in the GCC region the country’s esteemed university offering and the benefits of choosing to study in Qatar.
A young and multi-faceted country, Qatar recognises the role of education in creating thriving communities. Qatar has established one of the world’s most cross-disciplinary education hubs where students can graduate with internationally recognised degrees from leading universities and institutions in a warm and hospitable environment.
As one of the safest countries in the world, with a diverse economy and society, Qatar offers students a unique environment of learning. It brings together a wide array of top-level international partner ......read more
Dr. Adam Bierzynski was on the team that performed the first-ever outpatient robotic percutaneous coronary intervention. He reveals why the procedure was groundbreaking, the potential life-saving capabilities of robotics within the field of cardiology, his experience at St. George’s University, and how his medical training set him up for success.
“I wanted to be a doctor for most of my life,” says Dr. Adam Bierzynski, alumni of St. George’s University (SGU), School of medicine in Grenada.
“My grandfather was the chief medical officer of Grenada for a time, and I was always interested in the sciences and being able to apply knowledge to helping and healing,” he adds.
After being raised and completing high school in Grenada, in the Carribean, he started the 4-Year Medical ......read more
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Sharjah, August 8, 2022: As the new academic year is rapidly approaching, shopping malls, libraries, and stationeries taking part in the Sharjah Summer Promotions have announced the launch of the "Back-to-School Campaign," offering incredible discounts and amazing deals on a wide range of school supplies, including apparel, stationery, and electronic devices.
Organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) as part of the Sharjah Summer Promotions, the back-to-school campaign will conclude on September 9, offering parents and students huge discounts reaching up to 75% on a great deal of school products that suit all tastes and age groups at affordable prices.
Taking part in the campaign, Sharjah Co-operative Society launched its own promotional offers under the theme ......read more
• The SGU familiarization program brings together groups of education agents, school counselors and advisors to learn more about the School of Medicine.
• As a part of the program relaunch, a delegation of education agents and school counselors from different parts of the world, including MENA, experienced all that SGU’s True Blue campus has to offer.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 August 2022: St. George’s University (SGU) in Grenada, in the Caribbean, has announced it has relaunched its popular SGU familiarization program, which was put on hold due to the pandemic. The program gives education agents and affiliate schools from different parts of the world the opportunity to tour SGU’s True Blue campus in Grenada, West Indies, and experience what it is like to be a medical student, along ......read more
• ADU is the first and only private higher education institution in the Middle East and the region to win the prestigious certification by WASC in 2016
• The WASC reaccreditation places ADU in the company of some of the most prestigious universities in North America and the world
• The reaccreditation was awarded to ADU for its continuous innovation in curriculum development, degree relevance and commitment to placing students at the heart of the institution
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 02 August 2022: Placing students at the heart of the institution, Abu Dhabi University (ADU), received the highest accolade accreditation, a ten-year full reaccreditation without reservation, from The American Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a world-renowned accrediting association and ......read more
Ajman, United Arab Emirates, November 2nd,2021: Ajman University (AU) launched its spring admissions campaign on October 31 at its booth in Najah Dubai EXPO 2020. The two-day event organized by Najah from October 31-November 1 within the auspices of EXPO 2020 witnessed excellent response with students lining up at the AU booth to avail further information and apply to AU’s ......read more
Under the theme of ‘the Contribution of Women Engineers to Sustainable Smart Cities Pre and Post COVID-19’
• The Forum will take place on 8 and 9 November 2021 at Abu Dhabi University - Abu Dhabi main campus
• Virtual participation will be available for those unable to attend in person
• The event is in strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi ......read more
The first national university at the country level to attain this achievement
Heads of two universities welcome first batch of learners and discuss future of partnership
Mansoor Al Awar: This is unprecedented achievement in UAE and Arab world and worthy of a university that is proud to belong to Emirates
Master’s degree is first program offered by smart Arab university to receive ......read more
● ‘Imagining Your Future’ invites schools, educators and parents to participate in the nationwide celebration of the UAE’s Golden Jubilee
● The online school kit is available for all to engage and inspire students to learn from the UAE’s 50 years of progress
United Arab Emirates, November 01, 2021: In line with The Year of the 50th celebrations, ......read more
30, October 2021, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: St. George’s University School of Medicine Dean Dr. Marios Loukas was among a group of experts who won an award from the British Medical Association (BMA) for their medical imaging textbook, “Weir & Abrahams’ Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy.”
The textbook, which offers a “complete and ......read more
• 8th UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon encourages youth to make voices heard
• GEMS Legacy School will host 40 schools and 500 delegates from five countries
• Keynote speakers include leaders from UNITAR, Dulsco and Siemens Middle East
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 October 2021: GEMS Legacy School will host its second School Conference of Parties (SCOPE) ......read more
Featuring EXPO 2020 Dubai Inspired Challenges
• The competition is in line with H.E Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s directive to mark 29 October as the day to honor coders and programmers
• School and university students from all majors in the UAE are encouraged to participate
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 27 October 2021: In ......read more
The 9th edition of year of the UAE’s leading educational show brings experts from over 25 of the finest British Schools to help parents navigate the post COVID educational landscape
Dubai, October 25th, 2021: The British Boarding School Dubai 2021 returns to the UAE for its ninth edition this winter, taking place on the 26-27th November at the Sheraton Hotel, ......read more
• The UAE’s leading higher education event will take place from 27th – 29th October in Abu Dhabi and from 31st October – 1st November in Dubai
• ADU to showcase its new and diverse academic programs and scholarships at Najah 2021
• The University will exhibit several innovative projects and solutions developed by its students
Abu Dhabi, ......read more
Strengthening its role as a pioneer in employing technology to advance higher education
Mansoor Al Awar: "Our unique initiatives enhance our role as a driving force of smart transformation in the UAE and the world and the graduation of qualified generations equipped with knowledge, technology and science to shape a better future.”
October 21, 2021 - Hamdan Bin Mohamed Smart ......read more
With over $1 billion invested in MENA startups in 2020, there is a greater opportunity for startups to access more capital by strengthening their corporate governance.
Nearly 30 CEOs, Founders & Board Members of tech startups and SMEs attended the session to learn how to improve their governance and accountability to be more attractive to investors.
October 20, 2021: The Pearl ......read more
• 19 students across seven winning teams to represent the UAE internationally at the World Robot Olympiad 2021
• Winning teams to represent the UAE in Open, Regular, and Future Engineers categories
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 20 October 2021: Following three days of intense online competitions at the UAE World Robot Olympiad (WRO), seven winning teams have been ......read more
• GEMS-ASU collaboration allows students to access world-class courses
• 27 GEMS Dubai American Academy students set to earn university credits
• All Universal Learner Courses taught online by ASU’s highly rated faculty
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - 20 October 2021: Students at GEMS Dubai American Academy (DAA) have begun exciting new courses that will earn ......read more
• ADU has seen a significant rise in the areas of Faculty to Student Ratio, Citations per Paper and Papers per Faculty
• Notable growth in research output across different disciplines including Life Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences
• Excellence in QS rankings sits well with ADU’s position among the top three UAE institutions for ......read more
• School choir from first year of operations returns to school for musical tribute
• Indian/IB school welcomes back dozens of alumni and teachers for festivities
• GEMS Education Group CEO, Dino Varkey, among GEMS Modern’s alumni
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - October 18, 2021: GEMS Modern Academy marked 35 years of educational excellence today, with ......read more
• ADEK will leverage region’s leading interconnected technology exhibition to spotlight four flagship ICT-related projects facilitating service delivery across extended stakeholders networks
• 42 Abu Dhabi to highlight revolutionary coding school’s unique learning methodology at Abu Dhabi Government pavilion
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 17th October, 2021: ......read more
- Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG) will showcase its leading programs and courses at GITEX in the Abu Dhabi Pavilion
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 16 October 2021: The Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG) will participate in one of the region’s leading technology events, GITEX 2021, where it will showcase how it continues to empower Abu Dhabi government employees ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate - 13, October 2021: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) and ATOMENA Energy Solutions (ATOMENA), a leading local Nuclear Energy service provider, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote academic cooperation and the exchange of scientific findings between the two entities.
Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of ADU and Khaled Seddiqi, Chairman of ......read more
Sharjah, October 13, 2021: Preparations for hosting the 23rd National Career Exhibition and the 17th International Education Show (IES), from 19 to 21 October, have got underway.
The two events are held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
Organized by the Expo Centre Sharjah with the support of the ......read more
• From 2018 to 2021, ADU saw the participation of 1,467 female students with 26 of its female students taking home awards in the annual Undergraduate Research Competiton (URC)
• The number of female winners increased by over 200% in three years
• ADU offers an engaging educational environment that empowers women to grow and succeed in engineering and computing ......read more
• Offers the perfect combination of award-winning teaching, excellent facilities, and a fantastic student experience.
• Winner of Best Careers and Employability Service (NUE) Awards, UK 2021
Dubai-UAE - 11 October 2021: De Montfort University (DMU) Leicester has launched its operations from Dubai international Academic City, enhancing the presence of ......read more
Dubai, UAE - 07, October 2021: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) announced that Astronauts Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi completed their first training year successfully at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
Throughout their 6 hours underwater in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL), they passed their evaluations which included using the Extravehicular Mobility Unit ......read more
• Students jump at opportunity to hear from one of the world’s top golf coaches
• FirstPoint has partnered with Claude Harmon III Performance Golf Academy
• School’s Golf Centre of Excellence offers a bespoke curriculum to top golfers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 06, 2021: Celebrated professional golf coach Claude Harmon III, ......read more
• Honors a trio of exceptional teachers
• Launches Teachers Hotline dedicated for professionals to share suggestions and opinions
• Releases ‘Welcome to Your New Home’ a guide designed to help new teachers transition into their life in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE- 05 October 2021: The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has ......read more
• GEMS Chairman and Founder Mr Sunny Varkey attended school’s ribbon cutting
• Students learned about the 1990s and relived 1996 by going without digital devices
• The outstanding British primary school held a 1990s-themed party for its students
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 3, 2021: GEMS Jumeirah Primary School has celebrated its ......read more
H.E. Dr. Jamal AlKaabi said: “The secret behind the exceptional and distinguished model that the UAE has applied to respond efficiently to the pandemic lies within the country's wise leadership that believed in us and supported our mission to overcome difficulties and prioritize the health and wellbeing of the society.”
Abu Dhabi, September 30, 2021: Under the ......read more
• Children to receive early taste of science and engineering as part of classes
• 75 places for 3-year-olds and up; two teachers plus assistant for each class
• New provision offers youngest learners head start to acquire important skills
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - Septeber 29, 2021: GEMS Millennium School, Sharjah (GMS) today announced plans ......read more
• 43 GEMS schools across the UAE will actively participate in Expo 2020 Dubai
• 122,000 students from 165 nationalities will be visiting the Expo at least twice
• 16,500 teachers and staff from 88 nationalities to enjoy experience of a lifetime
September 27, 2021: GEMS Education’s 43 schools across the Emirates are gearing up for the ......read more
The crew to continue training as part of Emirates Space Simulation Project
Dubai, UAE - 27, September 2021: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) today announced that Abdallah AlHammadi and Saleh AlAmeri, the two Emirati CREW ONE analog astronauts, will continue their training as part of the Emirates space simulation project within the Scientific International ......read more
As part of its efforts to advance the digital transformation of Arab universities
Mansoor Al Awar: We will continue unifying our efforts to promote the digital transformation of Arab universities, as well as empower the academic, research, social, and business sectors to keep pace with the rapid technological developments happening across the globe
Partnership is a significant step ......read more
The award highlights the significant role that librarians play in instilling reading and enhancing the educational process
Dubai, 20, September 2021: The search is on for the UAE’s top school librarians with the return of the prestigious annual School Librarian of the Year Award. Now in its sixth year, the award is given by the The General Secretariat of Executive Council ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 19 September 2021: Under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) celebrated the graduation of its 15th cohort in a virtual ceremony.
Along with 2050 graduates – 44% from undergraduate programs and 56% from postgraduate programs - His Excellency Dr. Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al ......read more
The Office of the Honorary Consul of India to Grenada honored two longtime St. George’s University faculty members—Drs. Vishnu Rao and Narasimhan Prabhakar—for their commitment to medicine and medical education in August..
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 19 September 2021: Awardees received the accolades from the Honorary Consul of India to Grenada Shadel ......read more
United Arab Emraites, 13 September 2021: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Scholarship Office of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs (SCO), aimed at developing and adopting specific mechanisms of cooperation between both entities. The MoU will contribute to improving the quality of academic outputs and scholarships for students in line with government ......read more
• Giveaway result of GEMS-Emirates NBD partnership designed to surprise and delight
• Brand new BMW X2 unveiled during prize ceremony held at GEMS Corporate Office
• Winner is British expat Foundation Stage teacher who only arrived in UAE in December
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 13, 2021: Charlotte Hugill, a Foundation Stage ......read more
• Advocate Partner Award recognises the expert use of GL assessments at school
• Teachers identify areas of focus and potential barriers to uphold high performance
• Effective use of GL data assists with the promotion of the UAE National Agenda
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: GEMS Winchester School Fujairah (WSF) has been awarded the Advocate Partner Award ......read more
• Little Bird – A Book for Toddlers written by Year 7 GEMS Metropole School student
• Book voiced by GEMS CEO to be added to charitable book-share platform Kupepo
• Kupepo, inspired by a GEMS student, provides books for underprivileged children
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 08, 2021: Dino Varkey, GEMS Education Group CEO, has ......read more
GEMS schools win prestigious awards for Educational Excellence
Dubai, UAE: GEMS Education schools have been awarded with two prestigious awards at the Sharjah Awards for Educational Excellence for the Academic Year 2020-2021. The ceremony recognized one of GEMS’ outstanding students, in the Distinguished Student category, as well as the Parent Forum of a GEMS school in the Outstanding ......read more
UAE - 07 September 2021 - Remote working as a human resource policy is a sustainable option which may help organizations keep pace with the trends and needs of the future, according to the Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), following the findings of a survey study it conducted recently.
Researchers of the study provided several recommendations, notably the need to prepare ......read more
Dubai, UAE: GEMS Education schools have been awarded with two prestigious awards at the Sharjah Awards for Educational Excellence for the Academic Year 2020-2021. The ceremony recognized one of GEMS’ outstanding students, in the Distinguished Student category, as well as the Parent Forum of a GEMS school in the Outstanding Parents Council category.
Trisha Nikhilkumar Sayani, Grade 8 ......read more
• Strategic PCR testing initiative by ADEK and DoH facilitates safe schooling and provides relief to parents
• Routine PCR testing by age and vaccination status to be offered at all schools in the emirate
• Nasal or saliva PCR test available for students within target age categories
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 2 September 2021: Abu Dhabi Department of Education and ......read more
UNICEF to join WED Movement effort to develop new ECD policies and programs to strengthen the early childhood sector in Abu Dhabi and worldwide
31 AUGUST 2021: Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority (ECA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are partnering on a series of initiatives to advance their shared mission to drive innovation and excellence in early childhood ......read more
• Zayed University & Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education mark first year of successful partnership
• 409 students complete career assessment, 688 students enroll for at least one course of the YTP platform
Dubai – August 29, 2021: Zayed University (ZU) and the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE), have successfully ......read more
Study explores how remote working can be a successful model that ensure business sustainability and enhance happiness and well-being in the community
Fahd Al Saadi: ‘The results of this research will serve as a basis for enhancing the readiness of key sectors, primarily education, to adopt remote working in preparation for the future.’
UAE, 28 August 2021 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed ......read more
1. Dr P A Ibrahim Haji, Chairman PACE Group
2. Mr Ahmed Ibrahim Mohammed Al Hammadi, UAE Writer, Chairman Unipex International, Dubai, UAE.
3. Mr Graham Howell, Principal, PACE Modern British School, Dubai
PACE Group- Overview
PACE Group is a network of 18 Educational institutions spread over India, UAE and Kuwait. Established under the leadership ......read more
Over 200 compliance inspections were carried out across the emirate between 15 to 26 August by ADEK’s Health and Safety team, with 221 No Objection Certificates issued
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 August, 2021: The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has conducted more than 200 compliance inspection visits to Private and Charter Schools across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to ......read more
• GEMS Awareness Day is an annual induction event for GEMS teachers
• New hires join a cohort of more than 7,000 teachers from 82 countries
• 120,000 students from 165 nationalities will start the new academic term
Dubai, UAE, 26 August 2021: GEMS Education welcomed 1,600 new teachers across its schools in the UAE on Thursday 26 August 2021, at ......read more
The students were recognized as National Winners for their innovative solution against child sexual abuse
Ajman, United Arab Emirates, Aug.26, 2021: In recognition for their brilliant innovation to solve a pressing social issue, a team of Ajman University Engineering College students have been awarded the James Dyson National Award for Design Engineering. The James Dyson Award is an ......read more
Accredited programs to be delivered using smart learning model that includes direct classes and self-study learning
Fahad Al Saadi: We build the capabilities of our youth in fields that support UAE’s bid to become world’s number one in next 50 years
University aims to provide quality education and build future skills using flexible smart approach to learning that is beyond the ......read more
The course is the first step in a new series teaching project managers and teams the skills needed to support a company’s operational and strategic overhaul
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 23, 2021: Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading association for project professionals and changemakers, announced the launch of a new online course dedicated to business ......read more