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National Defense College Visits Abu Dhabi Ports

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24 April 2017 - Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of Abu Dhabi's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, KIZAD, received a delegation from the National Defense College in KIZAD’s HQ in Taweelah to observe, first-hand the ports’ safety procedures, prevention plans and crisis management and preparedness.   The delegation was headed by Brigadier Staff Eng. Hamad Juma Al Neyadi, Deputy Commander of National Defense College, and received by the CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, Captain Mohammed Juma Al Shamisi, as well as a number of senior management in Abu Dhabi Ports.  The visit commenced with a tour in KIZAD’s Visitor Centre and highlighted the latest developments and current plans on site. The delegation learned more about crisis management ......read more

‘Growing Together' … Kalimat's Message to Society on their Tenth Anniversary

Series of celebratory events being held on the side-lines of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival  Sharjah, 22 April 2017 To mark 10 years of success in publishing, Kalimat Publishing House – a Kalimat Group subsidiary, chose World Book Day 2017 to organise a series of celebratory events under the slogan, ‘Growing Together’ at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF 2017). The celebrations were as much for the generation of readers who have grown up reading Kalimat’s titles, as well as authors; some of who debuted with Kalimat in 2007. Kalimat organised a series of activities showcasing its experiences in the children’s book market, and interactive workshops that explored new storytelling and performing methods. Among other activities were reading sessions, performances, ......read more

Sharjah Book Authority and National Library of Serbia Sign MoU at SCRF 2017

Step to strengthen ties with one of East Europe’s best public libraries  Sharjah, 22 April 2017:  In a bid to exchange literary prowess and build cross-cultural bridges, Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) and National Library of Serbia (NLS) have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pave the way for effective strategic collaborations in cultural and literary areas. This landmark step was taken at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF 2017), running at Sharjah’s Expo Centre until 29 April.  The agreement is a culmination of a series of meetings between SBA and NLS officials over the past years – all aimed at boosting collaboration and highlighting the other’s cultural, literary and artistic products at exhibitions, book fairs, festivals, presentations, conferences, ......read more

NYU Abu Dhabi collaborates to host 11th Annual MENASA NASPA Conference

Keynote remarks offered by His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, UAE Minister of State for Higher Education Abu Dhabi, April 22, 2017:  NYU Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) Office of Campus Life hosted the 11th Annual MENASA NASPA Conference from April 18-20 at NYUAD’s campus on Saadiyat Island . The conference offered 175 student affairs professionals the opportunity to discuss new approaches, challenges and ideas across higher education in the region.  As part of the annual program for NASPA, a professional association based in the United States for student affairs administrators, the event featured a two-part agenda that provided participants with a diverse platform for discussion on the subject of contemporary trends in higher education. His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, the Minister of State for Higher ......read more

Abdullah Ammar Crowned Winner of Arab Reading Challenge in Egypt

Minister of Education honours ARC participants and winners Egypt: 19 April, 2017: Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Tarek Al Shawki and ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi. His Excellency honoured Abdullah Ammar, the Egypt ARC champion who is in the 5th grade at Al Noor School for the Blind in Ismailia, Fathia Sayed Abdel Razzaq, the winner of the distinguished supervisor award and Hassan Abu Bakr School, the winner of the best school award for the state. ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi said, “We are pleased with the sheer size and level of participation that we saw in Egypt, and the support we received from the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Tarek Al Shawki. One of the challenges behind ARC is to ......read more

Emirates Diplomatic Academy Unveils Consultation Report to United Nations Secretary-General in New York

Document by EDA’s Tom Fletcher highlights role of technology in delivering on UN’s mandate in 21st century Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 April, 2017 – Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s leading international relations and diplomacy, education, executive training and research institution, unveiled a consultation report titled ‘United Networks: Can Technology Help the UN Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century?’ The document enlists a set of 20 recommendations to the UN Secretary-General on managing the shift to a hyperconnected world without compromising the values upon which the institution was founded. Tom Fletcher, Special Advisor to the President of EDA, authored the report with the support of EDA. During the launch event in New York, people from around the world were invited to advise on how ......read more

20 UAE Nationals Experience the Excitement of Cutting-Edge Research During Week-Long Internship at Masdar Institute

Participants Experienced Hands-On Labs on Mini-Satellites, 3D Printing, Fuel Cells, Waste-to-Energy and Carbon Capture Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 April, 2017 – The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology a research-driven graduate-level institution focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, hosted a group of 20 UAE national undergraduate students who learned cutting-edge research techniques as part of the Institute’s yearly Ektashif Spring 2017 internship program. Masdar Institute is part of the newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology, The one-week residential program that targets talented undergraduate students majoring in science, engineering or information technology, was organized from 1-6 April at Masdar Institute. The program serves as an avenue of discovery for renewable energy, ......read more

Masdar Institute Professor Wins Khalifa Award for Education 2017

Dr Hassan A. Arafat Named ‘Distinguished University Professor in Scientific Research’ in UAE and Arab World Category Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 April, 2017 – His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and the Chairman of the Council of Trustees of the Khalifa Award for Education, presented the prestigious award to Dr. Hassan Arafat, Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. Masdar Institute is a research-driven graduate-level institution focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, and a part of the newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology. Dr. Arafat won the ‘Distinguished University Professor in the Field of Scientific Research’ award in the ‘Higher ......read more

Dubai Professor Appointed Advisor on Strategic Planning to the Pacific Nation of Kiribati

Prof. Franco Gandolfi, dean of Canadian University Dubai, advises the government on obtaining foreign aid Dubai, April 18, 2017: Canadian University Dubai’s (CUD) Dean of Faculty of Management and School of Business Administration, Prof. Franco Gandolfi, was recently invited to act as a strategic advisor to the South Pacific nation of Kiribati to help them obtain financial aid from donors and development partners.    In addition, Prof. Franco also conducted a week of intensive workshops on strategic planning and foresight for mid-level and senior-level public servants across all 12 of the government’s ministries.   Prof. Franco, who first worked with the island nation when he was Dean of the Faculty of Business & Economics at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji Islands,  spent two weeks ......read more

UK/UAE 2017 Debuts British Sculptors and Oxford Biologists at Think Science

Dubai, 18 April 2017: As part of its UK/UAE 2017 initiative, the British Council is organising an artistic installation and programme of workshops and talks at Think Science 2017 (18-20 April), a platform for UAE youth designed to develop their knowledge of science and technology. The “Sugar Science” art and science project will bring British architectural sculptors Brendan Jamison and Mark Revels to the UAE for the first time, while University of Oxford professors will give a series of talks providing insight into the wonders of biochemistry. UK/UAE 2017 is a yearlong festival of cultural exchange between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, which celebrates the long-standing relationship between the two countries and looks to strengthen existing cultural and economic ties. The programme is supported by ......read more

Yahsat Space Laboratory Launched at Masdar Institute

Laboratory to Provide Students and Faculty with Facilities Required to Construct, Test and Launch Miniature CubeSat Satellite   Abu Dhabi-UAE: 17 April, 2017 – The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a research-driven graduate-level institution focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, and Al Yahsat Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), have announced the launch of the Yahsat Space Laboratory. Masdar Institute is a part of the newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology.   Launched by officials from Masdar Institute, Yahsat and Orbital ATK, the lab responds to the UAE leadership’s call to develop and advance technologies within the space sector and to make continuing strides toward the UAE’s advanced space ambitions.  The new lab has been designed to ......read more

Jafza and Danube Group to develop employee skills in free zone

Training centre to offer free courses to further careers Dubai, United Arab Emirates 17 April, 2017: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a DP World Company and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the Middle East region and Africa and Danube Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to train and develop unskilled workers in the free zone at the Danube Welfare Center. The MoU was signed between Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO of Jafza and Senior Vice President & Managing Director of DP World - UAE Region and Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman of Danube Group, in the presence of senior officials. It will create a non-profit local training centre delivering free seminars, lectures and a comprehensive curriculum.   Sultan Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone ......read more

Khalifa University of Science & Technology - Petroleum Institute - Hosts the Annual Open Day at Sas Al Nakhl Campus

First-hand Experience with Professors and Senior Students •    Outstanding high school students and their families from across the UAE attended the annual event this year •    12 undergraduate programs in different fields of science and engineering are offered by  Khalifa University of Science and Technology Abu Dhabi, 16 April 2017 – The Petroleum Institute, a part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology, yesterday hosted its Annual Open Day event at Sas Al Nakhl campus. The event was attended by outstanding high school students and their families from across the UAE.  During the event, the university highlighted the various under and post graduate programs it offers to future innovators. It also provided students with the opportunity to learn more about the ......read more

Emirates Diplomatic Academy separately partners with Delma Institute and Georgetown University to organise Simulation Week

Local and international experts train the UAE’s future diplomats for negotiation and conflict resolution Abu Dhabi-UAE: 15 April, 2017 – Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s leading international relations and diplomacy, education, executive training and research institution, organised a five-day Simulation Week covering negotiations and conflict situations. The first part of the activities was organized in collaboration with the Delma Institute, and the second part with Georgetown University’s “Institute for the Study of Diplomacy”.  Throughout the week, EDA students improved their understanding of strategic planning for negotiations and practiced solving hypothetical dilemmas, such as the Kashmir conflict and cyber warfare incidents. Preparation for the activities included a ......read more

Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi inaugurates Gulf Education and Training Exhibition 2017

Show throws spotlight on Occupational & Industry, Professional Development & Continuing Education  Dubai, April 13, 2017 – His Excellency Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi Minister of State for Higher Education, opened today (Thursday, April 13, 2017) the 29th edition of the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX), the leading student recruitment platform in the Middle East and Asia, at the Sheikh Saeed Halls of the Dubai International Convention Center. The region’s most trusted education, training and professional development event is being held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Education and organized by International Conferences and Exhibitions (IC&E). Running until April 15, 2017, the exhibition will focus on General, Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Occupational and ......read more

Abu Dhabi University to Open New Campus in Dubai

ADU’s expansion drive aligned with its academic excellence strategy Ali Saeed Bin Harmal: Opening of new campus articulates leadership vision to galvanise efforts towards building a knowledge economy Abu Dhabi, 13 April, 2017: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) announced today its plans to open a new campus in Dubai offering master’s degree programmes in law, business and engineering. The announcement was made during ADU’s participation in Gulf Education & Training Exhibition (GETEX), the leading student recruitment event currently underway in Dubai. The university’s expansion drive is aligned with its strategy adopted since its inception in 2003 to promote academic excellence and continuous growth. It is based on intensive studies that identified the current and future requirements of the labor market as ......read more

Dubai International Academic City Celebrates 10 Years of Landmark Growth & Higher Education Achievements

A decade after its launch, DIAC is now a leading international education hub with 23 universities from nine countries and over 25,000 students DIAC attributes its success to its “Incubator” business model, where academic partners are encouraged to start small, demonstrate value, and grow organically. Dubai-UAE: 13 April, 2017 – Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) this week marked 10 years of remarkable growth and achievements in the field of higher education, attributing its success to attracting academic partners focused on providing high-impact education. With the highest concentration of International Branch Campuses (IBC’s) in the world, and a plethora of opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities, Dubai has emerged as a world class education hub for domestic and overseas students seeking ......read more

Meet Middlesex University Dubai at the 2017 Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) in Dubai

  Showcasing opportunities for prospective students, with exclusive early enrolment grants, special offers and scholarships Dubai, UAE - 12 April, 2017: Middlesex University Dubai will be exhibiting at the 2017 Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) in Dubai, the leading student recruitment event in the region. Taking place from 13 to 15 April at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DWTC) the biannual event is the perfect opportunity for prospective students and their families to find out more about the university and the courses it offers at  International Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level.  Throughout the exhibition, Middlesex University Dubai’s faculty, students, Alumni and Admissions staff will be on hand to introduce prospective students to the different study ......read more

Middlesex University Dubai law students to take part in the XXIV Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna

Coached by experts from the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC), the team competes in the world’s most prestigious moot court competitions Dubai, UAE, 9 April, 2017: A team of students from Middlesex University Dubai is taking part in the XXIV Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria. Taking place until 13 April 2017, the event is considered one of the legal profession’s most prestigious moot arbitration competitions, welcoming teams from the world’s top law schools and universities. The goal of the Vis Arbitral Moot is to foster the study of international commercial law and arbitration for resolution of international business disputes through its application to a concrete problem of a client, and to train the law leaders of tomorrow in methods of alternative dispute ......read more

Kalimat Encourages Arab Children in Europe to Engage with their Mother Tongue

UAE’s leading publisher of children’s books participates in Bologna Children’s Book Fair Sharjah, April 6, 2017 Kalimat - The UAE's leading publisher of high quality Arabic children’s books - has concluded its participation in the 54th edition of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy, with its involvement strengthening the presence of Arabic children's literature in the continent’s top publishing houses. Highlighting its efforts to advance Arabic children's literature globally, Kalimat also displayed a number of titles translated from other languages, with these books aiming to enrich children's knowledge and fire their imaginations with tales and stories inspired by world cultures. Kalimat made use of its participation at the prestigious book fair, which was held from ......read more

3 myths, 3 truths about girls-only education

Abu Dhabi, UAE,  April 6, 2017:  Thought your education had ended? Think again. There’s plenty of homework to be done before choosing the right school for your child. The decision between co-ed or single-gender schooling is easy for some, while for others, it raises even more questions – and plenty of myths.  As demand is growing for girls-only education in the UAE, it’s important parents know fact from fiction.    To help, we asked Wendy Roderick, Principal of Aldar Academies' Al Mamoura Academy, a leading mixed gender primary and girls-only secondary school in Abu Dhabi, to share three common myths and three truths about girls-only education.   MYTH #1: Girls don’t learn how to interact with boys   The idea that girls face a social disadvantage once they leave ......read more

MBRSC's REU Program student participates in research published by NASA's MAVEN Science Team

Noora Al Saeed examined the structure of the upper atmosphere as it is described by argon measurements MAVEN’s mission new results revealed that 65 percent of the argon that was ever in the Martian atmosphere has been lost to space REU is designed to enhance UAE undergraduates’ participation in planetary science research Dubai, UAE, April 5, 2017:  Noora Al Saeed, a student from the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Programme, launched by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), has participated as a member of  NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) Mission science team.  The new results announced by NASA lately revealed that most of the Martian atmosphere has been lost to space, and that solar wind and radiation are responsible for stripping the atmosphere; ......read more

Dubai Professor Develops Space Gum for Emirates Mars Project

Dubai, UAE - 03 April 2017: Against the backdrop of UAE announcing plans to build the first city on Mars by 2117, a Dubai-based professor aims to play her own part in supporting the nation’s ambitions for travel to the Red Planet. Dr. Franziska Apprich, an Assistant Professor at Canadian University Dubai (CUD), is working with a colleague at New York University Abu Dhabi to create a unique form of chewing gum that will have a whole host of benefits for interplanetary travelers.     Known as UAE Space Gum, the prototype of the new product contains natural gum, silver particles, date paste, honey and vitamin C, all wrapped up in a shimmering star-shaped silver package. It is entirely UAE-produced, and focuses on providing health and nutritional benefits. Describing the thinking behind the invention, Dr. ......read more

MBRSC visited Ambassador School as a part of the Year of Giving initiatives

As part of the “Through Their Eyes” initiative launched by Noor Dubai Foundation Amer Al Sayegh: the Year of Giving embeds values of sharing and giving in all forms including incorporeal support Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 2, 2017 Amer Al Sayegh, KhalifaSat Project Manager at Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has visited Ambassador School in Dubai, as part of a campaign ‘Through their Eyes’ launched by Noor Dubai Foundation which aims to educate students in schools about the problems facing their colleagues who suffer from vision problems and wear eye glasses, as well as addressing the social and emotional impact that vision disabilities have on them. During the visit, Al Sayegh shared with the pupils inspirational and encouraging life stories. He also spoke about his personal experience ......read more

The Big Heart Foundation Donates $1 million Towards Scholarships for 21 Syrian Students in Lebanon

The initiative aims to cover students’ university tuition fees and their living expenses. Sharjah, 2 April 2017 - As the crisis in Syria leaves children and young people in increasingly difficult circumstances, The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a Sharjah-based global humanitarian charity dedicated to helping refugees and people in need worldwide, has donated $1 million (AED3.67 million) to cover the university tuition and living expenses for  21 Syrian refugee students in Lebanon. The scholarships will provide Syrian refugee students with university preparation courses and advise them on programs and career paths, while guiding them in their university applications. In addition, TBHF will provide the students with monthly salaries to enable them to cover their living expenses while at university in Lebanon. The ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

EIBFS to Begin New Academic Year in September…

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

Emirati Students Eye Clean Energy Careers, Survey Finds…

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

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

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

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

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

The National, UAE Space Agency and Boeing offer seminar examining the complexity of analysing DNA in outer space in lead up to national competition Dubai, UAE, August 21, 2016:  A one-day workshop for high school teachers and students will be held in advance of the ‘Genes in Space’ competition. The workshop will provide an inside look at the scientific challenges of analysing ......read more

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

The Emirati student group to visit 2 universities and experience Japanese life in consideration of furthering their undergraduate study in Japan Dubai, UAE, August 21, 2016:  12 Emirati high school students selected by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) visited Japan as part of a 10-day Japan study tour, courtesy of the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE). As part of the ......read more

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

Sharjah Museums Department concludes its annual series of children’s Happy Holiday Summer Camp which were held at seven of its line- up of museums. Sharjah, UAE, August 21, 2016:  Sharjah’s museums were the scene of dramatic science experiments, thrilling treasure hunts, traditional Emirati cooking and much more this summer as hundreds of children took part ......read more

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

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

Emirati Students Participate in ENEC Internship Program in South Korea…

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

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

Renowned international diplomat, Tom Fletcher, appointed senior adviser at Emirates Diplomatic ...…

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Interserve Learning and Employment enters GCC Vocational Education Space!…

Dubai/August15/2016:  Interserve Learning and Employment is considered to be one of the UK’s largest providers of training and employment services helping 65,000 people each year with training or educational programs by serving the private and public sector clients by combining tailored learning with employability skills.  We are also the joint third largest supplier of the ......read more

MBRSC announces the launch of the 2nd Annual EMM Science Workshop…

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

Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2016:  Research at Northwestern University in Qatar on new global media players has been showcased in a Special Section of a leading academic journal. The International Journal of Communication has published a Special Section to its most recent edition on “Global Communication Power: Shift or Stasis?,” which is drawn from an NU-Q conference on ......read more

Popularity of Cambridge continues to grow in UAE…

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Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority celebrates graduating 30 students enrolled in the Tourism ...…

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19 UAE National Undergraduates Explore Scientific Innovation at Masdar Institute…

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British Orchard Nursery wins distinguished business excellence award in USA…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sheraa: Accelerating the Entrepreneurial Ambitions of UAE Youth…

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Digital Marketing Top of the Agenda for UAE Hoteliers…

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Petroleum Institute Student Wins the Total Campus Challenge…

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

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

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

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Abu Dhabi Terminals Launches Training Program for UAE Nationals…

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

AMSI schools build a culture of sports and active lifestyle…

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

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

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

Science Theatre comes to Nakhool City…

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

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

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

AMSI schools demonstrate support for ‘Year of Reading'…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Skyline University College (SUC) Hosted a Suhoor Night for its Affiliates…

Dubai, UAE, June 30, 2016:   A night of feast, light-hearted conversations, and good laughs has transpired in a Suhoor (pre-dawn meal) Night hosted by Skyline University College (SUC) at Al Majlis Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai on June 28, 2016.  Friends, business associates, and prominent guests from the government, corporate, and media have graced the occasion and celebrated with ......read more

British Orchard Nursery joins hands with the ‘Sharing Fridge' campaign…

Children at the Nursery learn practical lessons on generosity and kindness BON Foundation continues to spread happiness among the needy  Dubai, UAE, June 28, 2016:   Inspired by the wave of charity and generosity that is the hallmark of the month of Ramadan, the young students at British Orchard Nursery took in their little hands to help those not so fortunate. Children aged ......read more

AMSI Chief Academic Officer Inspires Students at Investiture Ceremony…

Dubai, UAE, June 26, 2016:   Mrs. Alissar Nasr Soubra, the Chief Academic Officer at Academia Management Solutions International (AMSI) - a leading academic solutions provider – was recently invited as the Chief Guest for the Annual Investiture Ceremony at The Indian High School, Dubai – the first private school in the UAE founded in 1961; catering to the CBSE syllabus. ......read more

Bloom Education Appoints New Head Master for Brighton College Al Ain…

Noted Educationist Dr Kenneth Greig Assumes Office Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 June 2016 – Bloom Education, the   education division of Bloom Holding, has announced the appointment of Dr Kenneth Greig as Head Master of Brighton College Al Ain. Dr Greig brings to his new role a distinguished academic profile with a proven track record of successful leadership experience developed over 16 ......read more

Iftar Dinner and Cricket Match Organized for Sharjah Laborers…

Dubai, UAE, June 25, 2016:  In this holy month of Ramadan, Skyline University College (SUC) has organized an Iftar Party followed by a Cricket Match for 250 Sharjah laborers on June 23, 2016.  Known as the month of fasting, benevolence, and social cooperation, the holy month of Ramadan in UAE witnesses a number of activities, festivals, and charity programs organized by different ......read more

Young ADIPEC Announces Partnership with Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC)…

Community Outreach Programme Supports Government Efforts to Prepare Today’s Youth for New Energy Landscape 450 Students from 18 Schools Across Abu Dhabi City, Al Ain, and the Western Region to Participate Abu Dhabi, UAE – 23 June 2016 – Young ADIPEC, the annual youth outreach initiative by the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), has ......read more

HBMSU launches supportive initiatives for scientific research & leadership excellence at End of ...…

UAE, June 22, 2016– Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), has launched a ‘Scientific Research Award for HBMSU Learners’ to further drive the university’s leadership. The launch was announced at the ‘End of Year Learners Social Gathering 2016,’ held recently at The Address Dubai Mall under the theme ‘HBMSU ......read more

Petroleum Institute Opens Registration Doors…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 22 June 2016 – The Petroleum Institute (PI) announced today that it will commence accepting applications for all disciplines including Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, and Petroleum Geosciences.  Investing in human capital and scientific research is at the heart of PI academic ......read more

Skyline University College (SUC) Signed an MOU with Parker Randall…

Sharjah, UAE, June 22, 2016:   Skyline University College (SUC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Parker Randall on June 8, 2016 at SUC campus. On behalf of their respective organizations, the MOU was signed by SUC Dean Dr. Amitabh Upadhaya and Parker Randall Business Partner Mr. Shahzad Iqbal.  The MOU has stated future collaborations of both parties on ......read more

Agility, Camfed Join to Help Educate Girls in Ghana…

Company invests in female education at rural secondary school ACCRA, Ghana, June 22, 2016:  Agility, a leading global logistics provider, will fund the education of 100 girls in rural Ghana, in partnership with the Campaign for Female Education (Camfed), an international organization tackling poverty and inequality through assistance to girls and young ......read more

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