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First cohort of Emirati Graduate Trainees complete EGA's one-year leadership development programme

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: 12 July 2024: Emirates Emirates Global Aluminium, the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas, announced the graduation of 45 young UAE National Graduate Trainees from the company's LEAP talent accelerator programme. LEAP is a comprehensive 12-month programme that offers a bespoke learning journey to enhance management and leadership skills through mentorship from senior leadership at EGA. It includes a combination of interactive workshops,  simulations, individual coaching and networking opportunities. LEAP is designed exclusively for EGA Graduate Trainees. EGA currently has 75 graduate trainees, 49 of them women, and all UAE Nationals. EGA Graduate Training Programme was launched in 1982. Graduate trainees complete 18 or 24 months of training for ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library will Host the First Dubai International Library Conference 2024 From 15-17 November 2024

More than 60 speakers specialised in the field of libraries and information from around the world 25 countries are participating in the conference Organising more than 45 events on a variety of topics Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 9, 2024: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library announced, during a press conference, that it will host and organise the first Dubai International Library Conference 2024, one of the most prominent and prestigious events of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa region, under the slogan “Our Libraries, Past, Present and Future,” from 15-17 November 2024, with the participation of more than 25 countries and more than 60 speakers from around the world. The Supreme Committee of the Dubai International Library Conference 2024 includes 3 members of the Board of Directors of the ......read more

Sunmarke School's Class of 2024 Soars to New Heights with Record-Breaking IB Results

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9th July 2024: Sunmarke School is thrilled to announce the outstanding results of its International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) Class of 2024. This year, Sunmarke students have once again surpassed global standards and set new records, demonstrating the exceptional quality of education and student achievement at the institution. The Class of 2024 has achieved an average IBDP score of 36.4, more than six points above the global average, placing the Sunmarke cohort among the very best in Dubai. This remarkable performance is the highest ever recorded at Sunmarke, showcasing the dedication and hard work of the students and the exceptional support provided by educators. Nicholas Rickford, Principal of Sunmarke School, expressed immense pride in the achievements of the Class of 2024. "Fortes ......read more

GEMS Education achieves significant milestone by successfully meeting Emiratisation targets

GEMS offers professional development, personalised coaching, and mentoring Group’s efforts include strategic collaborations and wealth of ongoing initiatives 791 Emiratis integrated into diverse roles with a third with university background Dubai, UAE: GEMS Education, the largest and longest-running private K-12 education provider in the UAE, has successfully met all its Emiratisation targets, reflecting the group’s award-winning commitment to fostering local talent and marking a significant milestone in its firm support of the UAE’s vision for sustainable development and economic diversification. GEMS has successfully integrated a total of 791 Emiratis into various roles across its organisation, with around a third of these holding a bachelor’s degree. Positions filled include teachers and ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Hosts Poetry Evening on 11 July

Dubai, UAE, 5 July 2024: As part of its vision to promote the literary and cultural movement, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library will host a special poetry evening entitled “Story and Poem” on Thursday, 11 July, at 7:00 PM, with the participation of content creator and media personality Rawan Nasser and artist Mazen Al-Natour. The event will feature poetic dialogues and sung poems from the collections of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. This rich artistic experience that combines heritage and modernity will highlight the beauty of literature and poetry in building bridges of communication between different cultures. Between creativity and contemplation, the evening will present poetry readings accompanied by the tunes of the rababa, ......read more

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates hosts Jumeirah College Enterprise Week 2024

Dubai, UAE 04 Jul 2024 – Kempinski Hotel Mall of The Emirates is proud to host the second annual Jumeirah College Enterprise Week, following the successful launch in 2023. This year, 160 Year 8 students from GEMS school, aged 12-13, will present their innovative "future hotels" projects at the hotel. Dedicated to fostering creativity and innovation in young minds, Kempinski Hotel Mall of The Emirates, is committed to the community and future generations through its Corporate Social Responsibility programme, which aims to nurture future talents and leaders. The Jumeirah College Enterprise Week provides a platform for students to showcase their knowledge and creativity as part of the school's annual enrichment week. This competition not only highlights the students' innovative ideas but also underscores ......read more

Zayed National Museum recreates Magan Boat in partnership with Zayed University and New York University Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4 July 2024: An 18-metre long reproduction of a Magan boat has successfully sailed off the coast of Abu Dhabi, marking a major milestone for Zayed National Museum's research programme. The project is a collaborative initiative with Zayed University and New York University Abu Dhabi (NYU Abu Dhabi) which seeks to shed light on the UAE's rich maritime heritage and Bronze Age trade.   The vessel, called a Magan Boat in ancient times, was built with raw materials described on an ancient clay tablet and using techniques dating back to 2100 BCE. The boat passed several rigorous tests and covered 50 nautical miles (92.6km) in the Arabian Gulf. Captained by UAE National sailors with a team of shipwrights from the broader region and accompanied by the UAE Coastguard, the ship passed two days of sea trials, reaching ......read more

School of Life sheds light on emotional intelligence and quality of life this July

Dubai, UAE, 3 July 2024: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is offering a selection of qualitative and inspiring sessions for visitors to Dubai Public Libraries through the School of Life programme in July, aiming to develop the skills of adults and children and enrich their knowledge about body language, expression techniques, emotion regulation, and building positive relationships, aligning with the Authority's community responsibilities to improve the quality of life. Under the theme ‘Emotional Intelligence and Quality of Life,’ the July School of Life sessions will be held at Al Safa Art and Design Library, Hatta Public Library and Al Twar Public Library. At Al Safa and Hatta libraries, adults can attend the ‘Self Improvement - Body Language Skills’ session presented by Nour Khouri to ......read more

UAE climate change experts seek youth and academic views

   A nationwide survey was launched as an action from the first in person meeting of the UAE Universities Climate Network (UCN) Dubai-UAE, 2nd July 2024: Experts are seeking the views of university communities and employers as they prepare for the next global climate change summit in Azerbaijan – launching a nation-wide survey as an action from the first in-person meeting of the UAE Universities Climate Network (UCN) Ahead of COP29, members of the UCN will survey students, academics, university administrators and potential employers to assess their awareness and perceptions of climate change. The survey is one of the outcomes from the UCN meeting recently hosted by the University of Birmingham Dubai, which attracted over 50 academics representing 35 higher education institutions across the UAE. Dr ......read more

Creative and Unique Events Await Visitors of Mohammed Bin Rashid Library in July

Dubai, UAE, 2 July 2024: As part of its vision and strategy to create a comprehensive cultural environment that combines learning and entertainment, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library is organising a series of unique events in July. These events will range between discussion sessions, creative workshops, and literary and artistic evenings, to promote culture and knowledge among community members through diverse programs that meet the interests of all age groups. The first event kicks off with Library Days, where the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library celebrates the birth anniversary of the world-famous writer Franz Kafka, taking the audience on a unique literary journey to showcase his most important works and literary ideas, which influenced world literature and left a rich legacy for humanity. This will be a great opportunity for ......read more

Nord Anglia Schools in UAE pioneer transformative learning environments as part of commitment to student wellbeing and Leadership

From personalised education to enhanced sports facilities and creative spaces, Nord Anglia Education sets a new standard for the British International Curriculum in the UAE, helping to shape the leaders of tomorrow Press release, UAE, 1st July 2024: Nord Anglia Education, one of the world's leading international schools organisations, is setting a new standard for educational excellence in the UAE. Committed to shaping the leaders of tomorrow, Nord Anglia's schools equip students with the skills, knowledge, and resilience needed to thrive in an ever-changing world. By offering independent study opportunities and relaxation areas to foster mental health and wellbeing, alongside innovative learning techniques that embrace teamwork, communication skills, and group collaboration, Nord Anglia's schools are revolutionising ......read more

Al-Futtaim Education Foundation Schools Achieve Exceptional Results in KHDA 2023-2024 Assessment Reports

Dubai, UAE – 28 June 2024 – The Al-Futtaim Education Foundation is proud to announce the outstanding performance of its schools in the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) 2023-2024 assessment reports. These exceptional results reflect the unwavering commitment of AFEF schools to maintaining the highest standards of academic excellence across our institutions. Both Deira International School (DIS) and Universal American School have demonstrated remarkable achievements in the KHDA assessment reports, further showcasing their excellence in Dubai's educational landscape. Deira International School has maintained its ‘Outstanding’ rating for the second consecutive year. DIS was one of only eight Dubai schools to have achieved ‘Outstanding’ judgments in the three Key Focus Areas: ......read more

ADNOC yas in Schools wraps up a thrilling National Finals with record participation of 1,265 Students from 89 Schools

 3 National Champions Crowned in the 2024 Yas in Schools National Finals presented by ADNOC across 3 STEM Programs Team Zephyros from Raha International School to represent United Arab Emirates in the international F1® in Schools World Finals Record-Breaking Success: 1,200+ students, 300+ teams, 80+ schools Abu Dhabi, UAE, 28 June 2024: The 2024 Yas in Schools National Finals, presented by ADNOC, made history with a record-breaking five days of thrilling competition among the UAE's top schools. Over 1,200 students and 314 teams from 89 schools competed fiercely for the prestigious National Champions title, showcasing unprecedented levels of participation and enthusiasm. Three national champions triumphed across the event's three dynamic programs, showcasing its diverse accomplishments. Formula Ethara ......read more

MBZUAI welcomes largest-ever cohort to its undergraduate artificial intelligence research internship

45 international STEM students exposed to cutting-edge AI research and world-leading faculty in month-long program in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 27, 2024: Forty-five international STEM students have been exposed to cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) research and world-leading faculty as part of a month-long undergraduate internship at the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) in Abu Dhabi. A rigorous selection process was undertaken for the second edition of the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (UGRIP), which is a four-week program for top-flight undergraduate students to develop foundational AI knowledge and hands-on research skills. The university's growing reputation as a hub for quality AI research and publishing at top onferences attracted applications from around the world ......read more

AUS and IEEE UAE Section collaborate to drive innovation and professional development

Sharjah, UAE, June 27, 2024 – American University of Sharjah (AUS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) UAE Section to foster collaboration and technological innovation and enhance the educational and professional landscape for AUS faculty, students and IEEE members. The agreement outlines the collaborative efforts between the two parties, with AUS partnering with the IEEE UAE Section to implement proposed projects. In turn, the IEEE UAE Section will invite relevant AUS faculty members to workshops and seminars, and collaborate in organizing competitions, scientific conferences and networking opportunities. The agreement was signed by Dr. Tod Laursen, Chancellor of AUS, and Professor Hussain Al-Ahmad, Chair of the IEEE UAE Section, in the presence of ......read more

EWINGS announces sponsorship of Bilal Hafeez's inspiring autobiography, An Extraordinary Life: Living with Cerebral Palsy

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 25 June 2024: EWINGS, the managing operator of Mahzooz, which is on temporary pause, awaiting issuance of the new draw license, continues its journey of impacting people’s lives, this time through the sponsorship of Bilal Hafeez's autobiography, "An Extraordinary Life: Living with Cerebral Palsy." Produced and published by Motivate Media Group and sponsored by EWINGS, this inspiring book, chronicles the life of Bilal Hafeez, a remarkable individual of determination with cerebral palsy (CP), who has overcome significant challenges to achieve his dreams. Bilal Hafeez: a story of resilience and triumph Born to Pakistani parents in Kuwait in 1983, Bilal Hafeez faced immense challenges from the very start. Complications during his birth led to cerebral palsy, a permanent movement ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Celebrates World Music Day With Orchestra Performance on 28 June

Dubai, UAE, 24 June 2024: As part of its vision to support young talents and celebrate World Music Day, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, in cooperation with Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra and a group of young talents from all over the UAE, will organise the first concert in a series of cultural talent and music concerts on its stage. The concert will include orchestral performances and operatic singing, on Friday, June 28, at 7:30 pm. The library will also be organising an exhibition featuring 120 books on Arab and international music in multiple languages. This concert comes within the framework of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library's commitment to support young talents and stimulate passion for arts and culture, in addition to its great belief in the role of music and its influence as a universal language that unites ......read more

Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai's Excellence Recognised with Very Good KHDA Rating

First school in Dubai to achieve Very Good rating in its first KHDA inspection Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 June 2024: The Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai (RGSGD), the leading British curriculum school, is delighted to announce its first Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) rating since opening its doors in August 2021. The school has reached a remarkable milestone as it celebrates a ‘Very Good’ rating in the KHDA Inspection report for the academic year 2023-2024, making it the first school in Dubai to achieve this high rating in its first round of inspections. With a cohort of over 1,200 pupils from FS1 to Year 8, RGSGD embodies the ethos and values that have underpinned the sister school, the Royal Grammar School Guildford, one of the most prestigious Independent British Curriculum schools in the ......read more

AUB Online and OSB Executive Education Shine as Diamond Sponsors at the 8th Annual Women in Data Science Conference

Beirut, Lebanon - June 20, 2024 - American University of Beirut's AUB Online and OSB Executive Education proudly served as diamond sponsors for the 8th annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) conference held on April 22nd, at the esteemed American University of Beirut campus. The conference, organized by AUB's School of Business, the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, was a resounding success, bringing together a distinguished lineup of international, regional, and national data scientists representing diverse backgrounds to share invaluable insights and best practices on pressing issues, inspire innovation, and empower women in the field of data science. Under the theme "Data Science in Humanitarian Crises," this year's conference delved into the critical role of data in addressing humanitarian challenges. ......read more

The English College Dubai Celebrates 'New Beginnings'

The school celebrates over 30 years of excellence in education with groundbreaking of new facilities and introduction to new principal The school has recently joined International Schools Partnership (ISP) The English College, Dubai, hosted a special celebratory event that highlighted the school's rich history spanning over three decades, introduced the new principal, and broke ground for a new building. Under the banner 'New Beginnings', The English College, now part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), welcomed H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Butti bin Maktoum Al Maktoum the son of H.H. Sheikh Butti Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the founder of the school, previous leadership members, alumni, ISP team members, and school staff, parents and students. Outgoing Principal, Mark Ford, said: "This event commemorates ......read more

Student ambassadors from Swiss International School heading to Houston, Texas

for the Nord Anglia Education-UN U ICEF Student Summit Nord Anglia Education students attending annual Summit to develop creative solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. As part of Nord Anglia Education (NAE), one of the world's leading international schools groups, Swiss International School is proud to have 2 students attending this year's NAE-UNICEF Student Summit, hosted for the first time ever in Houston, Texas from 12 to 19 June 2024. A total of 123 students have been selected from across Nord Anglia Education's global family of schools to attend this year's NAE-UNICEF Student Summit. Through Nord Anglia Education's global collaboration with UNICEF, students have been raising awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through social impact projects. The SDGs are a ......read more

More Than 1,000 Students Prepare To Compete In Largest-Ever Yas In Schools National Finals Presented By Adnoc

14th edition of the Yas in Schools National Finals presented by ADNOC will take place at Yas Marina Circuit from June 20 to June 24 This year's competition has record participation across categories for largest edition to date with over 1,000 students participating from 89 schools ADNOC Yas in Schools launches Ethara Go, a new program for kids up to 13 years to create their own raceable car at home  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 June: ADNOC Yas in Schools will welcome back students from all around the country for the prestigious UAE National Finals. With more than 1,000 students expected to participate over five days, the 14th edition of the Yas in Schools National Finals presented by ADNOC is gearing up to be the largest ever to date. Yas Marina Circuit is preparing to welcome students for what promises to be intense ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Celebrates Filipino Culture in a Special Evening Featuring Prominent Poets

Dubai, UAE, June 15, 2024 As part of its ongoing efforts to promote global literature and culture, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library organised a special literary evening to celebrate Filipino culture. The event featured a group of distinguished Filipino poets and included an exhibition displaying Filipino cultural books. The event was attended by poet Danabelle Gutierrez, who commended the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library’s diverse cultural events. Gutierrez was pleased to find one of the rarest books of Filipino culture among the library's treasures. She also read excerpts from her latest book, "Tears Across the Earth," and spoke about her deep connection to her identity and country. On the other hand, poet Rosane Reodica Joan delivered poetry and prose texts highlighting the importance of strengthening Filipino ......read more

Remarkable Achievements and Milestones in the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library's Second Anniversary

More than 420 workshops, events, and specialised sessions.  More than 200 visits from official and diplomatic delegations. Launch of “A World Reads” initiative which donated over 77,000 books to educational institutions across the UAE. Launch of the first phase of “A World in Your Language” initiative to remove barriers between different cultures and make knowledge accessible in several languages. Signing of more than 10 MoUs to enhance cooperation in the culture and knowledge sector. Dubai, UAE, 14 June 2024: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library made major accomplishments and successes, which contributed to consolidating its position as a prominent cultural and knowledge hub in the UAE. Since its inauguration, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library has attracted nearly 1.5 million visitors ......read more

GEMS Education spearheads transformation of Arabic language learning with high-tech centre of excellence

Centre of excellence aims to enhance Arabic language education and proficiency  Cutting-edge technology and cultural integration to elevate learning experience Students to benefit from use of robots, VR headsets, and fully immersive lessons Dubai, UAE: GEMS Education has announced the launch of its state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence for Arabic Language at GEMS Al Khaleej International School (AKIS). The Centre, slated to open in September 2024, is aimed at transforming Arabic language education by providing students with unparalleled opportunities for immersive learning, cultural appreciation, and technological integration. With a vision to become the premier Arabic language hub in the UAE, the AKIS Centre of Excellence is committed to offering students a comprehensive Arabic language curriculum that not only ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Announces Launching Five Research Theses Publications for PhD Holders

Dubai, UAE, 13 June 2024: In cooperation with Al Wasl University, and in the presence of a group of academics, researchers, and officials, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library announced the launch of five new editions of scientific theses authored by Emirati researchers holding PhDs. These theses will be made available in the library. The library has printed 200 copies of each thesis, with copies allocated to the researchers themselves. This initiative aligns with the library's ambitious vision to support scientific and knowledge research and enhance its position as a global hub for science and knowledge. Dr. Mohammed Salem AlMazrooei, Board Member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation, emphasized the importance of this initiative in bolstering academic and scientific research in the UAE. AlMazrooei highlighted ......read more

Mohamed Bin Zayed University for Humanities Highlights Academic Progress in Latest Supreme Academic Council Meeting

June 13, Abu Dhabi, UAE — The Supreme Academic Council of Mohamed Bin Zayed University for Humanities (MBZUH), chaired by His Excellency Sheikh Abdallah bin Bayyah, discussed strengthening the university’s academic progress, scientific outputs, and future plans in the fields of the humanities and social sciences. The council also reviewed presentations on new university projects, academic programs, and upcoming conferences. The academic session is expected to last until the end of this year. During the meeting, His Excellency Dr. Khalifa Mubarak Al Dhaheri, university chancellor, briefed the council on the university’s major achievements, including the university’s partnerships with various esteemed local and global academic institutions. In his opening speech, Sheikh Abdallah bin Bayyah extended his ......read more

Two trailblazing UAE schools named in Top 10 shortlists for World's Best School Prizes 2024

Dubai International Academy Emirates Hills named in Top 10 shortlist for World’s Best School Prize for Environmental Action GEMS Legacy School named in Top 10 shortlist for World’s Best School Prize for Supporting Health Lives UAE: June 13, 2024 Two inspirational UAE schools have been named in the Top 10 shortlists for the World’s Best School Prizes 2024. The five World’s Best School Prizes, founded by T4 Education in collaboration with Accenture, American Express, and the Lemann Foundation, are the world’s most prestigious education prizes. This year’s winners will share a $50,000 prize fund and will be invited to the World Schools Summit, to be held in Dubai on November 23-24, 2024. Dubai International Academy Emirates Hills, an independent kindergarten through secondary school in ......read more

UAE's Student Entrepreneurs Presented Innovations at INJAZ UAE's Annual ‘National Company Program Competition'

The event featured over 100 school and university students presenting their revolutionary business ideas to the elite judging panel Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 May 2024: INJAZ UAE, a member of INJAZ Al-Arab and Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide, the world’s largest non-profit business education organisation, hosted the 15th edition of its annual ‘National Company Program Competition’ at the Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. The competition which celebrates the achievements of student companies demonstrating sound knowledge in business planning, marketing, sales, and financial literacy, saw over 100 students this year, representing schools and universities across the UAE. A total of 14 teams were qualified to compete for several prestigious awards and showcase their innovative projects, entrepreneurial ......read more

Thousands across Dubai schools fundraise in support of underprivileged children's education

Students for Students initiative by Dubai Cares offers students the platform and opportunity to meaningfully and impactfully fundraise and volunteer Dubai, UAE, 7 June 2024: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), has mobilized the wider school community in Dubai in support of “Students for Students”, a community engagement initiative that offers students an opportunity to champion education for peers from low-income backgrounds. In the first phase of the initiative, students from 14 participating schools organized a diverse array of events – from spring fairs to bake sales and games - to raise funds which were used to procure essential school supplies, including school bags and stationery, for underprivileged children. The participating schools have successfully raised AED ......read more

Chery x UNICEF Initiative Promotes Global Children's Education

Dubai, UAE – June 6, 2024 – Chery, in collaboration with UNICEF, is proud to announce its #InnovationAndSkills initiative. This global program aims to address significant educational challenges faced by children worldwide. The funding provided by Chery is designed to support UNICEF's (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) mission of improving access to teaching and digital learning, and focuses on three primary challenges: Addressing School Dropouts and Learning Inequality: Nearly 250 million children and adolescents are out of school worldwide. Chery's partnership with UNICEF strives to offer quality learning and skills through UNICEF’s Global Education Thematic Fund. Bridging the Digital Divide: Two-thirds of school-aged children lack internet access at home, which widens the ......read more

GEMS Royal Dubai School launches new secondary provision ahead of 2026 campus expansion

Year 7 to be launched in August 2024 and Year 8 the following academic year New secondary campus, located close to existing site, to open in August 2026 Celebrated Dubai school set to eventually serve students from FS1 to Year 13 Dubai, UAE: GEMS Royal Dubai School (RDS), the well-loved and long-established British curriculum primary school in the Mirdif area of Dubai, has announced the launch of its brand-new secondary provision with the introduction of Year 7 in August 2024, followed by Year 8 in 2025 and the opening of a dedicated secondary campus in 2026 located just a short walk from the existing site. Subject to the usual approvals from the relevant authorities, GEMS Royal Dubai School’s expansion is a strategic move to meet growing demand from its existing families as well as the wider community in the ......read more

AUS registers significant rise in QS World Rankings 2025, ranking among top 22 percent of ranked global universities and among top three in the UAE

Sharjah, UAE, June 6, 2024 – American University of Sharjah (AUS) continues its rise internationally, placing among the top 22 percent of ranked institutions worldwide in the QS World Rankings 2025 and among top three universities in the UAE.  This new position is particularly linked to the university's significant gains in academic reputation, where AUS improved by 17 spots, and citations per faculty, where it surged by 48 spots. The QS World Rankings 2025 evaluated 5,663 global institutions in 106 locations and ranked 1,503 institutions. Within the UAE, AUS ranked among the top three universities, coming second in employer reputation and employment outcomes, and third in citations per faculty, international faculty and sustainability, according to the QS World Rankings 2025, which evaluated 12 institutions in the ......read more

Abu Dhabi University Climbs 79 places in the 2025 QS World University Rankings

UAE, Abu Dhabi, 05 June 2024: In recognition of its many recent achievements, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has advanced in 79 places in the 2025 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, ranking 501 globally. This places the university among the top 33 percent of universities worldwide, achieving the highest ranking since 2014. ADU has maintained its place among the top five universities in the world in the International Faculty category, reflecting the diversity and inclusion of its faculty members. Additionally, the university achieved a significant improvement, rising by 100 places in Employer Reputation ranking 390 on a global level, as well as improving 45 places in Academic Reputation reaching 556 globally. The institution’s continued commitment to impactful research was also recognized with a global ranking of ......read more

ADFD and AIIB host knowledge exchange workshop, Paving way for enhanced climate action initiatives

Abu Dhabi, 4 June 2024 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) held a knowledge exchange workshop at the Fund's headquarters in Abu Dhabi. This workshop, which focused on climate action, brought together experts from both institutions to discuss critical themes including climate finance, climate assessment for development projects, climate transition, and emerging trends in the field. A series of interactive presentations were delivered with the participants sharing experiences and practices derived from their strategies, policies, and investment operations. The sessions highlighted shared best practices; lessons learned; innovative approaches in climate financing and project development; ways to strengthen the partnership between ADFD and AIIB, explore new areas of ......read more

Dubai Culture invites calligraphy enthusiasts to take part in Arabic Calligraphy, Ornamentation, and Gilding Project

Dubai, UAE, 3  June 2024: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) presents a diverse range of workshops as part of its Arabic Calligraphy, Ornamentation, and Gilding project that aims to support and inspire emerging talent, enabling them to learn Arabic calligraphy techniques, enhance their skills, and encourage them to create calligraphy-inspired artworks. This effort contributes to preserving this art form and strengthening its presence in the cultural and artistic scene. The project, hosted by the Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children on weekends from June 4 to 30, includes specialised courses in Ruq'ah, Thuluth, and Naskh scripts, as well as the arts of ornamentation and gilding. These courses are given by a group of experts in Arabic calligraphy, including calligraphers Abdul Razzaq Al Mahmoud, ......read more

Atelier Jameel and Bayt Yakan partner to deliver traditional arts and crafts summer programme in support of Al-Darb Al-Ahmar community

Cairo, Egypt – 2 June 2024: Atelier Jameel, a new initiative by Community Jameel dedicated to supporting alumni of the Jameel House of Traditional Arts in Cairo, is partnering with Bayt Yakan, an arts collective centered on the eponymous traditional house in historic Cairo, to deliver a summer programme spanning 15 workshops to 100 women, youth and children in the neighbourhood of Al-Darb Al-Ahmar. The programme is led by Ola Said, co-founder of Bayt Yakan as well as an alumna and tutor at the Jameel House in Cairo. The workshops will be delivered by Jameel House alumni Reham Wahba, Hoda Haron, Hagar Abdel Hay, Omnia Hosni, Nourhan el-Kady, Amal Mostafa. Nada el Murshidi, Amira al-Qady, Areej Niazi, Iman Ramadan, Aya Soliman, and Zahraa Abdel Alim. The Jameel House in Cairo is a collaboration between The King's ......read more

An Exciting Line-Up of Events and Workshops at Mohammed Bin Rashid Library in June

Dubai, UAE, 31 May 2024: During the month of June, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library will host a series of events, workshops, and discussion sessions, in addition to meetings with popular authors and poets. This is part of its efforts to promote culture and knowledge among community members and encourage cultural interaction between various segments of society. In cooperation with Al Wasl University, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library will launch five printed scientific research theses, by Emirati and Arab researchers who hold doctorates. This pioneering step supports the library’s vision and strategy to cultivate knowledge exchange, disseminate scientific research and make it available to all members of society, and stimulate interest in academic and scientific fields locally through a series of special and future ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Opens Registration for Dubai Programme for Health Specialisations

Dubai, United Arab Emirates May 31, 2024: The Dubai Health Authority ( DHA) announced the commencement of registration for the Dubai Programme for Health Specialisations  today. Registrations will be open until the 14th of June 2024, through the Mawaheb platform (https://mawaheb.dha.gov.ae). This initiative aligns with the authority's strategy to provide a conducive environment for attracting and developing healthcare professionals and bolstering localisation efforts in the healthcare sector. It falls under its ambitious programme to transform government and private healthcare facilities into educational health systems. Dr. Wadeia Mohammad Sharif, Director of Medical Education and Research Department (MERD) at the DHA, stated that the Dubai Programme for Health Specialisations encompasses 30 specialised programmes in 27 ......read more

Swiss International School Dubai Celebrates Global Parents Day

Swiss International School Dubai (SISD), a leading educational institution offering a world-class, multilingual IB curriculum, is excited to celebrate Global Parents Day on June 1st by highlighting the extensive range of opportunities and support it provides to its parent community. Global Parents Day, observed annually on June 1st, is a day designated by the United Nations since 2012, to honour parents worldwide for their selfless commitment to their children's well-being and development. It recognises the crucial role parents play in nurturing and guiding their children, ensuring their safety, education and overall growth. The day aims to highlight the importance of family and the responsibility of parents in fostering a positive, healthy, and supportive environment for children,  contributing to the ......read more

Gulf for Good hosts A Night of Light and Hope annual charity gala ball in support of Larchfield Children's Home in Tanzania

Taking place on 1 June, the charitable event invites everyone to participate and contribute to the cause  27 May 2024, Dubai - Gulf for Good, a UAE non-profit organisation which supports sustainable charity projects for children and promotes wellbeing through life changing experiences, is honoured to host the annual charity gala ball A Night of Light and Hope*. In support of Larchfield Children’s Home in Tanzania, the charity dinner is set to take place at The Ritz Carlton in JBR on Saturday, 1 June. *License number: PRHCE-002603563 Sparking a brighter future Guests are invited to come together under an enchanting canopy of shimmering lights, igniting the beacons of hope and illuminating pathways to a brighter future for the children of Larchfield. A Night of Light and Hope promises to be a heartwarming celebration ......read more

Remarkable Success for the International Schools Championship in Dubai

400 Male & Female Players from Three Countries participate in the Event The International Schools Championship in Dubai was successfully concluded with distinctive participation of promising players, who competed in football, basketball & swimming competitions. The Championship was organized by Jam Sports Academy in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council and with participation of 400 male & female players, represented schools from UAE, Lebanon & Iraq. The various competitions of the event took place at Champs Academy in Festival City Dubai, Al Nasr Club, Al Salam Community School and Al-Ettihad School in Jumeirah. The football competition was held with participation of 12 teams, classified into three groups; the first of which was composed of Cougars 7 (W), Cougars 8, Reds and Al-Ettihad Private School ......read more

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Attends Graduation Ceremony of Rochester Institute of Technology-Dubai

More than 1,900 students have graduated from the university since 2010 Ahmed bin Saeed: Dubai aspires to be among the world’s top 10 cities in quality of education under Dubai Social Agenda 33 Dubai, UAE: 22 May 2024 – Under the patronage and in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ), the Rochester Institute of Technology - Dubai (RIT-Dubai), located in Dubai Silicon Oasis, the special economic zone for knowledge and innovation and member of DIEZ,  graduated more than 250 students across 16 bachelor’s and master’s programs for the academic year 2023-2024. Among top 10 in quality of education His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said: “Universities play a pivotal role in achieving the goals of the ......read more

Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Centre for Giftedness and Innovation Team Achieves First Ranks in the Open Robotics Championship in Norway

The team achieved first place in the friendly competition by defeating the top four teams in robot performance during the semifinals and finals. The team secured third place in robot performance at the FLL European Open Robotics Championship. Dubai, UAE, 18 May 2024: Students from Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Centre for Giftedness and Innovation, part of the Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Medical and Educational Sciences, achieved top positions in the 2024 FLL International Open Robotics Championship. Held from May 13 to 16, 2024, in the city of Bodø, Norway, the event witnessed the participation of over 50 teams from around the world. Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Centre for Giftedness and Innovation team won third place in robot performance at the FLL European Open Robotics Championship. They ......read more

GEMS Modern Academy honoured with NAFIS Award for outstanding support of Emiratisation

 School recognised for its leadership and strong focus on fostering Emirati talent Award reflects GEMS Education support for UAE national Emiratisation agenda Emirati staff excel in diverse roles and significantly enhance school operations Dubai, UAE: GEMS Modern Academy has been presented with the prestigious NAFIS Award for Education in acknowledgment of its focus and dedication in supporting the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council, a flagship national initiative aimed at fostering the growth and development of the UAE and its citizens through employment opportunities. The flagship GEMS Education school is one of the group’s 42 in the country that have prioritised support for the national Emiratisation campaign by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister, ......read more

The Treasures of the Library Exhibition at Mohammed Bin Rashid Library… A Museum of Cultures and An Outlook Into World History

Dubai, UAE, 17 May 2024: On International Museum Day, museums in the UAE stand out to paint a unique picture of human history that reflects the diversity and cultural heritage of Arab and human civilization. They represent a bridge between the past and the present, through a wide range of archaeological and artistic collections that tell the stories of peoples and civilizations. At the heart of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, the Treasures of the Library Exhibition boasts more than 300 rare books, atlases, and ancient manuscripts, some of which date back to the 13th century. The exhibition reflects the vital role of museums in preserving cultural heritage and transmitting it to future generations. With its unique design and precious contents, it offers an enjoyable educational experience that aligns with the goals of ......read more

AUS named among top 125 in THE Young University Rankings 2024

Sharjah, UAE, May 17, 2024 – American University of Sharjah (AUS) has been ranked among the top 125 universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2024, marking a significant advancement from its previous position last year that placed it among the top 250 under 50 years of age. While following the same methodology as the World University Rankings in assessment of research-intensive universities across all their core missions of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook, the Young University Rankings focus specifically on universities founded between 1974 and the present. “This achievement, along with many others we have attained this year, is a testament to our world-class faculty, highly skilled staff and talented students who continuously strive for excellence in all ......read more

Dubai Culture and National Library & Archives Discuss Emirati Heritage in new Lecture Series

Dubai, UAE, 15 May 2024: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has announced the organisation of a series of virtual educational lectures in collaboration with the National Library and Archives (NLA), aimed at spreading awareness of Emirati culture and enhancing authentic values. This initiative is part of both parties' commitment to preserving and ingraining the Emirati heritage and national identity in future generations, and instilling principles of belonging, loyalty, and good citizenship within the local community. The initiative's agenda includes six lectures to be delivered by a selection of cultural experts, who will address various topics, including Emirati etiquette and the nation's role in promoting values of tolerance. It also sheds light on the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's life ......read more

Al Hudhud Publishing And Distribution And Emirates Literature Foundation Partner To Promote Reading For Pleasure In Uae Schools

Dubai, UAE, 10 May 2024: The Emirates Literature Foundation today announced a new partnership with Al Hudhud Publishing and Distribution to promote and strengthen the habit of reading for pleasure among students across the United Arab Emirates. Al Hudhud will provide support by supplying books to classroom libraries, and organizing training and awareness sessions for teachers and parents by its in-house education experts and writers who have previously published with Hudhud. As part of this cooperation, Al Hudhud is making its catalogue available for free to classroom libraries in the six schools participating in the Reading for Pleasure initiative. The participating schools cover the age groups from kindergarten to grade six. The book selection process is done through assessing grade levels and appropriate topics. This aims to ensure ......read more

'One Belt, One Road' Exhibition in Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Celebrates Emirati-Chinese Relations

Dubai, UAE, 7 May 2024: In cooperation with the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Dubai, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library and the Great Wall Institute for Teaching Mandarin Language and Culture, inaugurated a unique art exhibition under the slogan ‘One Belt, One Road’. This exhibition aims to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations and cultural cooperation between the two countries. The opening of the exhibition was attended by a number of prominent figures from the UAE Overseas Chinese Cultural and Educational Association, the Global Overseas Chinese Calligraphers Association, the UAE Overseas Chinese Women’s Federation, and the UAE Overseas Chinese Cultural and Educational Association. Organising ‘One Belt, One Road’ comes within the framework of the ......read more

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