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The English College Announces Leadership Transition and Reaffirms Commitment to Excellence

Emily Hopkinson, Head of Secondary, will take on the role of Principal from Mark Ford, who will retire at the end of current academic year This is only the sixth principal to be appointed in the school’s 30-year history The English College, Dubai has announced that after a 40-year career as an educator, Mark Ford, the Principal, will be retiring at the end of this academic year, in August. The current Head of Secondary, Emily Hopkinson, has been appointed to take over the role. During his five-year tenure as Principal of The English College, Mr. Ford drove the school to receive its first ‘Very Good’ KHDA / DSIB rating, after ten years of ‘Good’ ratings. The last BSO accreditation inspection also rated each area of the school as ‘Outstanding’. On his retirement, Mr. Ford said: ......read more

How Not To be Lonely To Be At The Top: The Blueprint for Transformative Leadership

Renowned Coach Philippe Mathijs Unveils Groundbreaking Book: 'How Not To Be Lonely At The Top Mathijs' offers a timely remedy, bridging the gap between professional success and personal fulfillment through his new book Dubai, UAE,  April 2024:  Loneliness at the helm of leadership is a silent struggle that affects executives across industries. Philippe Mathijs, an esteemed award-winning coach, addresses this pervasive issue in his latest book, "How Not To Be Lonely At The Top", set to launch in May 2024. The book explores essential strategies for navigating the complexities of modern leadership and fostering genuine connections in an increasingly isolated world. "In today's fast-paced business environment, leaders often find themselves grappling with loneliness and the pressure to ......read more

AUS secures top spots in academic and employer reputation in UAE, announces QS World University Rankings 2024 by Broad and Narrow Subjects

Sharjah, UAE, April 16, 2024 – American University of Sharjah (AUS) achieved a notable accomplishment in the QS World University Rankings 2024 by Narrow and Broad Subjects, ranking first in the UAE in the narrow subjects of accounting and finance, economics and econometrics, architecture and built environment, civil engineering, and in the broader subject of art and humanities.    AUS has also attained the highest ranking in the UAE in academic reputation in the narrow subjects of economics and econometrics, and architecture and built environment.    In the category of employer reputation, AUS ranked first in the narrow subjects of accounting and finance; economics and econometrics; architecture and built environment; and electrical, mechanical, civil and chemical engineering. It also ranked second in the ......read more

Swiss International School Dubai students get seven-star work experience at Burj Al Arab

BTEC Business Management and Hospitality students offered chance to experience work at one of the world's most iconic hotels Students undertaking the new BTEC course in Business Management and Hospitality at Swiss International School Dubai recently spent a week undertaking work experience at one of the world's most famous hotels – the iconic Burj al Arab. The only course of its kind in the UAE, the Pearson BTEC International Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business and Hospitality is offered by the school as part of its International Baccalaureate careers-related programme, to students aged between 16-18. Bolstering its Swiss heritage, the award-winning school – one of the only boarding schools in the region to offer the IB curriculum – is now delivering a Hospitality IB route for students wanting to ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Unveils Diverse Line-Up of Activities and Workshops in April

Dubai, UAE, 5 April 2024: To promote knowledge and culture, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library announced a diverse program of activities, workshops, and events for the month of April, to meet the aspirations and interests of various segments of the public. The library will commence its activities by organising a panel discussion for the book ‘Human After Update’ by Sherif Arafa, in cooperation with the “Read and Enjoy” Book Club, managed by Dr. Jihan Mahmoud. It will also organise a Stop Motion Animation Workshop for children, with director Zeinab Jabr. The workshop will cover script writing, preparing scenes, character design, animation, photography, and post-production. On World Heritage Day, in cooperation with Filipino poets and writers, the library will organise an evening of Filipino poetry and folk ......read more

Reading Month at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library… A Journey of Creativity and Excellence to Support National Initiatives

Dubai, UAE, 2 April 2024: As part of Reading Month, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library organised a series of events and initiatives to stimulate passion for reading and encourage community members to spend more time exploring the world of books and knowledge treasures. These events attracted nearly 30,000 visitors, with 3,000 books distributed to orphans and a total of 5,000 books read. This comes within the framework of the library’s vision and strategy to support the vision and aspirations of the UAE’s leadership to promote knowledge and culture. Vibrant Activities During Reading Month, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library was keen on organising enriching events and launching initiatives and programs targeting all age groups, to support its vision of creating a stimulating environment for reading and exchanging ......read more

MBZUAI appoints Professor Timothy Baldwin as the university's provost

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 1, 2024: Professor Timothy Baldwin has been appointed as the Provost of the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI). Professor Timothy Baldwin is a distinguished figure in the field of natural language processing (NLP), renowned globally for his ground-breaking contributions. Having served as the Department Chair of the NLP Department, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, and Acting Provost, Professor Baldwin has played an indispensable role in the rapid advancement of MBZUAI during the past two years. During his tenure, Professor Baldwin has spearheaded numerous initiatives that have significantly contributed to MBZUAI's growth and reputation. Some of his notable accomplishments include the establishment of three new academic departments namely robotics, ......read more

Students of Sharjah Performing Arts Academy Perform Their Own Production and Execution For the First Time

Sharjah, UAE, 29 March 2024: For the first time ever, the Sharjah Performing Arts Academy (SPAA) organised an artistic evening featuring live Arabic music and innovative performances, fully produced and executed by its talented production arts students. With different ages and nationalities, the event was attended by a large audience of art lovers and those interested in Arabic music and production arts. The evening highlighted the students' exceptional skills in stage management, sound, lighting, and live event planning and directing, efficiently and according to international standards. "We strive to lead inspiration in performing arts. We also seek to develop artistic talents through innovative education and creative performances locally and regionally, by providing a unique platform for students to display their ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Showcases its Latest Technologies at International Library and Technology Festival in Turkey

Dubai, UAE, 24 March 2024: Within the framework of its strategy and vision to exchange experiences globally, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library participated, for the first time, in the International Library and Technology Festival in Turkey. The festival is organised under the slogan “The Key to the Digital Future: Artificial Intelligence Based Smart Libraries”, from 23 to 27 March, with the participation of a group of experts, innovators, and specialists in public libraries. This participation comes in line with the vision of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library to nurture academic and practical cooperation with libraries, information centres, and archives globally. It also aims to create a real opportunity to exchange technical information and closely link it to library science, in addition to direct communication with ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Organises Unique Activities to Celebrate Emirati Children's Da

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 March 2024: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library organised a series of activities, with the participation of a group of Emirati children authors, to celebrate Emirati Children's Day 2024, under the slogan "The Right to Protection". The celebration aimed to raise awareness about children's rights, and to support their growth in a healthy, safe, and supportive environment that fosters the advancement of the UAE. The first of these activities was a discussion session by the children's librarian, Shatha Nasser, who highlighted print stories and the role of parents in encouraging their children's passion for reading, learning, and writing. The session also featured reading the stories of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ......read more

Innoventures Education girl students win prestigious global and regional honours in philanthropy, business and tech

DIA EH student Netra Venkatesh is the only person from the UAE to win the renowned Legacy Award from this year’s The Diana Award. Four Innoventures Education students placed third in the prestigious Harvard Crimson Global Case Study Competition, beating over 800 teams from across the world. Eight students successfully graduate from the UAE’s Swift Accelerator program by Sandooq Al Watan. Dubai, UAE; 19 March 2024: Innoventures Education is celebrating a wave of outstanding achievements by its exceptional female students. Netra Venkatesh, a 17-year-old powerhouse at DIA Emirates Hills, is the only person from the UAE recognized with the prestigious Legacy Award at the 25th Anniversary of The Diana Award ceremony in London. Presented by Prince William and Prince Harry, the award honours young people who exemplify ......read more

Third cohort of Arab women scientists graduates from ICBA's regional fellowship program

Dubai, UAE, 15 March 2024 – The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) organized today a special ceremony to celebrate International Women’s Day and the graduation of the third cohort of fellows of the Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture (AWLA) program at its headquarters. Being the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa, AWLA is designed to empower women researchers from across the region to spearhead positive changes in agriculture, food production and environmental sustainability while addressing the challenges they face in their careers. H.E. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for COP28, President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Chair of ICBA’s Board of Directors, said: “Although women constitute, on average, about 43 percent ......read more

Ajman University is the First Private and Non-profit University in the UAE and Arab Region to be Awarded Accreditation by WASC Senior College and University Commission (USA)

Ajman, March 7, 2024 – Ajman University has set a groundbreaking precedent by becoming the first private and non-profit university in the UAE and the entire Arab region to be awarded accreditation from WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), a prestigious accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This historic achievement highlights the University’s commitment to delivering high-caliber education and marks a significant milestone in its journey towards global recognition and academic excellence. WSCUC accreditation signifies an institution's adherence to rigorous academic standards, commitment to continuous improvement, and dedication to fulfilling its mission while preparing students for life after graduation. It is a hallmark of distinction that assures students, parents, and ......read more

Inaugural ‘Innovation in Education: UAE Schools' Summit Sparks Conversation on Schools and How to Explore AI-Driven Educational Solutions

Summit focused on key topics such as security, data access, responsible use of AI, elevated personalized education, and overall life readiness / workforce development Firsthand insights and findings about UAE schools and AI-based edtech revealed during summit Specifically designed to help unite the education sector’s thought-leaders and schools from across the Emirates, Summit aims to chart course towards brighter future Dubai, UAE – March 13, 2024 - PowerSchool, a leading provider of cloud-based software for K-12 education in North America, hosted the first edition of its ‘Innovation in Education: UAE Schools’ Summit at Dunecrest American School in Dubai. Held in collaboration with Esol Education, a leading company specializing in K-12 international education in the Middle East, Mediterranean and ......read more

Under the slogan Excellence Race Needs the Excellent Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Medical and Educational Sciences Announces the Launch of the New Cycle of its Aw

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 12, 2024: Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Medical and Educational Sciences announced the commencement of the 2024/2025 cycle of its educational awards at the local level, along with the opening of nominations through its website. His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation, stated: "We are proud to launch the new cycle of the Foundation's awards under the slogan inspired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai (may God protect him), ' Excellence Race Needs the Excellent'. This motto underscores the importance of excellence and innovation in development and advancement, especially in the education sector, which serves as the foundation for societal ......read more

HBMSU welcomes Joint Command and Staff College delegation to discuss bilateral cooperation prospects

UAE – March 11, 2024: Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) recently welcomed a delegation from the Joint Command and Staff College to jointly explore potential prospects for cooperation. The delegation was received by HBMSU’s representatives, led by Prof. Nabil Baydoun, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. The visit aimed to explore avenues for collaboration, with a focus on innovation, excellence, and empowering youth to shape the future. Additionally, these collaborations hold the promise of enhancing academic, scientific, and research capabilities while facilitating extensive expertise exchange and bolstering the country's leadership across diverse fields. During the visit, The Joint Command and Staff College delegation received a comprehensive briefing on Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University's ......read more

GEMS World Academy – Dubai welcomes Ban Ki-moon and Dr Heinz Fischer to Model United Nations

GWA’s largest MUN Conference to date involves 730 students from 25 schools 2024 event marks fourth visit of eighth UN Secretary-General to Dubai school Attending students also have opportunity to hear from 11th President of Austria Dubai, UAE: GEMS World Academy – Dubai’s largest Model United Nations Conference to date, held 8-10 March, saw the return to the school of celebrated statesman Ban Ki-moon, the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, joined by Dr Heinz Fischer, the 11th President of the Republic of Austria. The annual three-day event saw more than 730 students from 25 schools across the UAE gather at the IB continuum school in Dubai to debate key topics around this year’s theme of ‘Catalyst of Our Generation: The Technological Revolution and Youth Engagement in Political ......read more

AUS symposium explores digital humanities' impact on Arab/Islamic scholarship

Sharjah, UAE., March 11, 2024 – With the emergence of digital humanities revolutionizing academic research globally, enabling unprecedented exploration of literary texts and media, the American University of Sharjah (AUS) Department of Arabic and Translation Studies recently hosted the symposium The Praxis of Digital Humanities: Expanding Horizons and Transforming Scholarship in the Arab/Islamic World, showcasing innovative intersections between digital technologies and Arab/Islamic scholarship.  Digital humanities encompass the interdisciplinary field of study that merges humanities disciplines with digital technologies, employing computational methods to analyze cultural artifacts and texts. The aim is to enhance understanding of all human cultural products, old and new, through collaborative research and the power of ......read more

MoHAP hosts two training workshops on how to promote health in schools & manage childhood obesity.

Workshops to promote a healthy lifestyle in schools and help combat childhood obesity. Conducted in cooperation with relevant authorities within the framework of a multisectoral national plan and aligned with best practices and WHO guidelines. Dubai March 5th,2024: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), in collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, has organized two training workshops: "Health Promoting Schools (HPS)" and "The basics of effective health communication for childhood obesity management,” to develop an action plan that bolsters the health system's efficiency in collaboration with relevant bodies. The action plan falls within the framework of a multi-sectoral national strategy to encourage healthy lifestyles in schools and tackle childhood obesity in ......read more

DIDI Announces AED10,000 Scholarships During Ramadan to Support Future Design Leaders

“Empowering students with the fundamentals of design thinking is an imperative, particularly for those coming of age in a digitally enabled knowledge economy,” says DIDI President Mohammad Abdullah All students who apply and secure their deposits during Ramadan will qualify for the discount   The Ramadan discount aims to expand the pool of future-ready design talent in the region by reducing financial barriers while giving back to the community   Dubai, UAE, 04 March 2024: Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI), which offers the region’s first multidisciplinary Bachelor of Design, launched today a Ramadan discount to encourage and empower a wider breadth of future design thinkers and leaders in line with the Dubai Creative Economic Strategy.  DIDI is reducing first-year ......read more

UAE's Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany becomes first person from Middle East to receive Energy Institute's prestigious President's Award

London – England. 1 March 2024 – Her Excellency Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany, the UAE’s Permanent Representative to the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), received the Energy Institute’s President’s Award, in recognition of her outstanding efforts to accelerate the energy transition, renewable energy advocacy and breaking gender barriers to encourage more women to enter the energy sector at the local, regional and international level.   Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany becomes the first figure from the Middle East to receive the Energy Institute’s most prestigious award, which she claimed yesterday evening at the Institute’s annual ceremony – the culmination of International Energy Week, in London. She was also presented with an Honorary Fellowship to the Energy ......read more

AUS hosts ASQ EMEA 2024, driving quality excellence forward

Sharjah, UAE, February 29, 2024 – Organized by the American Society of Quality (ASQ)-EMEA region and hosted by American University of Sharjah (AUS), the 2024 American Society for Quality EMEA Conference (ASQ EMEA 2024) drew over 150 delegates from around the globe, facilitating discussions on cutting-edge advancements in quality engineering and management. Renowned industry experts and researchers delivered keynote speeches, covering a spectrum of topics such as quality management, excellence programs, standards, innovation and digital transformation. Preconference workshops explored specialized areas including Lean Six Sigma methodologies, Process reengineering and big data analytics, enriching participants' understanding of quality enhancement efforts. "Hosting the ASQ EMEA 2024 conference at American University of ......read more

First DNA study of ancient Eastern Arabians reveals malaria adaptation - study

People living in ancient Eastern Arabia appear to have developed resistance to malaria following the appearance of agriculture in the region around five thousand years ago, a new study reveals.   DNA analysis of the remains of four individuals from Tylos-period Bahrain (300 BCE to 600 CE) - the first ancient genomes from Eastern Arabia - revealed the malaria-protective G6PD Mediterranean mutation in three samples.   The discovery of the G6PD Mediterranean mutation in ancient Bahrainis suggests that many people in the region’s ancient populations may have enjoyed protection from malaria. In the present day, among the populations examined, the G6PD mutation is detected at its peak frequency in the Emirates, the study indicates.   Researchers discovered that the ancestry of Tylos-period inhabitants of ......read more

The Arab Youth Center organises a forum that brings together students from Chinese universities and institutes and participants in the young Arab leadership training program

Abu Dhabi, 25 February 2024: The Arab Youth Center organised a special forum that brought together a delegation of students from the most prominent Chinese universities and institutes, participants in the young Arab leadership training program, as well as a number of experts from the United Nations, Chinese universities and institutes, to review the projects and work strategy at the Arab youth center that focus on promoting positive citizenship and devoting a sense of active citizenship among Arab youth in their communities, strengthening their connection with their Arabic language and identity, developing the youth work sector in the Arab region and raising awareness of their responsibilities towards their future and their countries. To get acquainted with the views of Arab youth from the perspective of the center.   The ......read more

Swiss International School in Dubai

Global in outlook, bilingual in approach, Swiss in culture, and yet firmly rooted in the local community of Dubai – that's Swiss International School in Dubai, or SISD. The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai (SISD), Dubai's first bilingual International Baccalaureate School, opened in 2015, and is the largest Swiss school outside Switzerland. The school is a leading international day and boarding school where future generations are inspired to become confident and enthusiastic lifelong learners, properly prepared to embrace all the opportunities and challenges life presents. With a diverse student body of 1800 pupils comprising more than 100 different nationalities, the school believes the next generation of international citizens will need to be dynamic, flexible and linguistically ambitious. With this in mind, SISD ......read more

The American University of Beirut and Queen Rania Teacher Academy Partner to Strengthen the Quality of Education in the Arab World

Beirut, Thursday, February 15, 2024: The American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at bolstering the quality of education in the Arab world. The agreement was signed on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at the QRTA headquarters in Amman, Jordan, and has brought together stakeholders from both institutions, as well as distinguished guests and members of the media.   The MoU marks the beginning of a new era in the realm of education, defined by collaboration, innovation, and a united vision for a brighter and more promising future. This partnership also sets the stage for transformative advancements in education, promising to leave an indelible impact on the landscape of learning and development in the Arab world.   Key representatives ......read more

ZAYED AWARD FOR HUMAN FRATERNITY AND NEW YORK UNIVERSITY ABU DHABI SIGN MOU AHEAD OF LAUNCH OF JOINT PROGRAM ‘SOUNDS OF HUMAN FRATERNITY'

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 14 February 2024: Secretary General His Excellency Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam and New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Vice Chancellor Mariët Westermann have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen mutual cooperation and establish joint projects and activities to promote the values of human fraternity. The MoU marks the launch of the joint program ‘Sounds of Human Fraternity’, as a music-driven platform aimed at empowering creative expression centered around the pillars of human fraternity. The MoU was signed following the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity 2024 ceremony, which featured artistic performances from English musician Tokio Myers and the Abu Dhabi Youth Choir, and which had an audience that included university students from around the ......read more

Fortes Education Celebrates The Launch of Sunmarke Mandarin Academy

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12th February 2024 – Sunmarke School, a leading educational institution in Dubai, is delighted to announce the successful launch of the Sunmarke Mandarin Academy that took place on Thursday, February 8. The grand opening was part of the Fortes Signature Programme, demonstrating Fortes Education's commitment to providing a diverse and holistic education. With over 2035 students from 96 different nationalities, Sunmarke School takes pride in its multicultural community. The introduction of the Sunmarke Mandarin Academy underlines the school’s belief in the importance of Mandarin learning and the celebration of Chinese culture in nurturing global citizens and changemakers of tomorrow. The Academy already has over 340 students learning Mandarin and plans to extend the programme to Year 6 next ......read more

Trailblazing Leadership - Brighton College Dubai Celebrates Stability, Excellence and Innovation

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 February 2024: Celebrating a remarkable journey to educational excellence, Brighton College Dubai proudly acknowledges the pivotal role played by its stable and steadfast leadership team. Since its opening in 2018, the premier British curriculum school in Dubai has consistently demonstrated its unwavering commitment to academic brilliance for its pupils, supported by an exceptional team of teachers and staff.   In a region, where leadership turnovers in schools are commonplace, Brighton College Dubai stands out as a beacon of stability and enduring leadership. Global research underscores the critical role of school leadership in achieving success and effectiveness1 and Headteachers, identified as the primary source of leadership by key school staff, shape the internal processes and pedagogies ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Commemorates “The Poet of Life”: Mohammed bin Hadir on 15 February

Dubai, UAE, 11 February 2024: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library will host a poetry evening to revive the legacy of the late poet Mohammed bin Hadir, one of the iconic symbols of Arabic poetry, on Thursday, 15 February, at 7 pm. This comes within the framework of its strategy and vision to revive culture, enhance literary legacy, enrich cultural life, and encourage intellectual and literary interaction among community members. The panel discussion reviving his legacy will be presented by Dr. Shihab Ghanem, a poet and critic known for his research in Arabic literature, and Mouwfaq Al-Ani, who enjoyed a close friendship with the late poet. The session will also be attended by an elite group of literary and cultural figures, and will be accompanied by poetic readings and music performed by poet Ateeq Al Qubaisi and artist Tariq ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Organises ‘An Innovation Journey' Exhibition in Celebration of Innovation Month

Dubai, UAE, 10 February 2024: Driven by its commitment to supporting creativity and innovation, and in conjunction with Innovation Month, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library is organising ‘An Innovation Journey’ exhibition under the slogan “A World of Innovation... A Journey Towards the Future”. Held until 29 February, the exhibition offers a unique opportunity to explore the world of books and creative ideas. Dr. Mohammed Salem AlMazrooei, Board Member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation, said: “The exhibition reflects our vision to support and promote a culture of innovation in society. We seek to inspire visitors with ideas that nourish the mind and stimulate creative thinking, based on our belief that reading and knowledge are the basis for any comprehensive development ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library and Cineolio Host Free Cinenight on 16 February

Dubai, UAE, 9 February 2024: Driven by its vision to promote art and culture in society, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library (MBRL), in cooperation with the Cineolio, will organise a cinenight where it will present a selection of five short films representing different cultures. The event will be held on Friday, 16 February, at the indoor theatre. The films that are scheduled for screening are Big Day by Ahmed Samir, which will take the audience on a journey into the local culture through rumors about a groom’s escape on his wedding day, and Dark Cloud by Kevin George, an expressive narrative film that presents the story of a young man who receives an unpleasant surprise on his twenty-first birthday, and his confrontation with an abusive past. The selection also includes Fragments of a Revolution by Sahand Sarhaddi, an ......read more

Zayed Award for Human Fraternity Convenes Young Leaders and High-Level Experts from Around the World in Second Annual Roundtable

The second edition of the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity Roundtable served as a platform for the award’s honorees and judging committee members to engage with the future generation of leaders on how best to overcome human fraternity challenges in communities around the world. 2024 honorees – Indonesian organizations Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah, world-renowned cardiac surgeon Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, and grassroots leader Sister Nelly Leon Correa – shared their insights on advancing the values of human fraternity.   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 08 February 2024: The Zayed Award for Human Fraternity hosted its second annual roundtable on Tuesday with high-level experts from various fields and youth leaders from around the world to discuss advancing human fraternity at all levels of ......read more

Sheikh Nahyan joins GEMS Education to launch major new global movement to put ‘Family First'

All 45 schools in the UAE and Qatar will offer family-focused classroom projects New movement for change will place a top priority on caring for elderly relatives Programme fits GEMS’ mission to deliver a holistic education for all its students   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: For the last 65 years, GEMS Education has been putting ‘Family First’ at the heart of its teaching, and today the UAE’s largest private education provider announced plans to incorporate this core principle in a new movement for global change while supporting the UAE Leadership’s agenda for social change.   The initiative was launched at GEMS World Academy – Dubai by His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence. VIP guests included Her Excellency Hessa Bint Essa ......read more

Best School Librarians of UAE honoured at special ceremony in Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

Dubai, UAE, 9 February 2024: In a prestigious ceremony held this week at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (31 Jan-6 February 2024) the winners of the School Librarian of the Year Awards were announced. The highly-prized awards are presented by the Emirates Literature Foundation, in association with The Executive Council of Dubai, to recognise those individuals who have shown exceptional commitment in promoting reading for pleasure among their students and in raising academic and literacy standards in the school. The ceremony was attended by HE Aisha Miran, Director General of Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Shumous Majid Bin Faris and Maryam Al Falahi, Advisors, The Executive Council of Dubai. Almost 100 nominations were submitted from around the country. Finalists were assessed by a panel of judges who ......read more

Young enjoy their OUP Story Writing Competition win at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2024

Dubai, UAE, 08 February 2024:  The next generation of writing talent, the winners of the Oxford University Press (OUP) Story Writing Competition, were honoured at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in a special prizegiving ceremony. The annual competition is a fixture of the academic calendar with almost 4,000 students from the UAE sending in their entries this year. Students were invited to write their stories prompted by this year’s competition theme ‘Beginnings’. The competition runs in Arabic and in English and is divided into age-specific categories: 11 and under, 12-14, 15-17 and 18-25. Each winner received a winner’s plaque, five copies of the book containing their original short stories and complimentary access to the Festival sessions. Jennifer Duggan, Schools and Qualifications Regional ......read more

Book in a Box competition winners announced at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2024

Dubai, UAE, 7 February 2024: For the second year in a row, winners of the Book in a Box competition were celebrated in the last stretch of the 16th edition of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. The competition, which is sponsored by Arcadia School, invited all primary schools in the UAE to choose a book, or scene from a book, and create a visual representation of it using only recyclable materials. Book in a Box winners: Liwa International School, Girls, Class 1 A EduFans. Book: Miss Fox’s Class Goes Green by Eileen Spinelli Athan School, First Grade Section 2. Book: A Very Smart Pencil by Mohamed Mowaffaq Dubai Schools, Al Barsha, KG1A. Book: Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson The competition opened on 26 October 2023 and schools had just over two months to conceptualize and execute a literary inspired ......read more

Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai Children's Letter Writing Competiton Winners Announced At Emirates Litfest Podium

Dubai, UAE, 5 February 2024: The craft of fine handwriting was celebrated today at The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature with a special ceremony to honour the winners of the Royal Grammar School (RGS) Guildford Dubai Children’s Letter Writing Competition.      Celebrating beautiful penmanship, the RGS Guildford Dubai Children’s Letter Writing Competition gives young people the chance to show off their letter writing skills, recognising both the aesthetic of fine handwriting and the art of composing a well-crafted message. Participants were asked to write letters to authors suggesting an alternative ‘beginning’ to an already published story/book. The competition was divided into three age categories and saw a record number of entries with over 1,500 letters received, all handwritten by ......read more

Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai Marks Memorable Visit by Best-selling Author and Esteemed Children's Advocate Baroness Floella Benjamin

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 05 February 2024: Last week, RGS Guildford Dubai had the honour of hosting Baroness Floella Benjamin OM DBE, the esteemed actress, presenter, author and children's advocate, as part of her participation in this year's Emirates Literature Festival.   During her time at RGS Guildford Dubai, took Baroness Benjamin embarked on a special tour of the campus, with a notable stop at the school's library. She captivated the pupils by providing a reading session with excerpts from her renowned books, Keep Smiling and Coming to England. Pupils from year groups 3 and 4 had the unique opportunity to interact directly with the Baroness, asking insightful questions and drawing inspiration from her remarkable career.   Budding young writer, Karim Ahmed Siddiqi, a Year 5 pupil presented his first ......read more

HBMSU Welcomes Ministry of Defence Delegation to Strengthen Partnership in Advancing Digital Transformation in Education

February 04, 2024: Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) recently hosted, a delegation from the Ministry of Defence to jointly explore opportunities for advancing digital transformation in the education sector. The University representatives engaged with the delegation and presented the prospects for collaboration, which could significantly impact innovation, excellence, and the acceleration of a more advanced, flexible, and sustainable learning model. The University is actively pursuing collaborations with both government and private entities to foster digital transformation in education. Recognising the Ministry of Defence as a pivotal partner in achieving this mission, the University stated that the visit serves as a valuable opportunity to exchange experiences, knowledge, and best practices. The visit underscores the ......read more

Emirates Aviation University and Boeing Ignite Passion for Aeronautical Careers

Dubai, UAE, 29 January 2024: 202 students from 24 UAE schools made a splash at Emirates Aviation University’s seventh Water Rocket Competition, held in collaboration with Boeing.   Students in grades 11 and 12 from schools across the UAE built rockets using materials at hand. Each year, the challenge for participants is to launch water rockets at a 45-degree angle, powered solely by water and air pressure. Students design creative nose cones and fins for enhanced impact protection. During the competition they also learn how to reduce, reuse, and recycle. This year, teams had two hours to complete the task and were given two attempts to launch their rockets.   Professor Ahmad Al Ali, Vice Chancellor of Emirates Aviation University, said: “Emirates Aviation University is committed to innovating and ......read more

ELF Publishing Launches Eight Books at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2024

The publications – which are a mix of original titles and translated work - shine a spotlight on local and locally based talent and showcases stories from the region on an international level Dubai, 31 January, 2024: In line with their mission to publish stories about the region from Emiratis and expatriates and to capture the stories of times gone by and preserve the oral history of the region in written form, ELF Publishing, the publishing arm of Emirates Literature Foundation, is launching eight titles at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2024.  In the poetry genre, ELF Publishing launches The Girl of the Arabs – a collection of renowned Emirati nabti poet Ousha Bint Khalifa Al Suwaidi’s work compiled by Dr Rafia Ghubash and translated in English by Dr Nadia Khawandanah. In adult fiction, ELF ......read more

Bookmark this: Sessions to look out for at the Emirates Litfest 2024

With more than 150 of the world’s most sought-after authors and literary personalities attending the Emirates LitFest 2024, starting from January 31, 2024, until February 6, 2024, the event will be host to incredible sessions and talks across all genres. This will be the 16th edition of the festival, the biggest celebration of stories in the Arab region and one of the top literary festivals in the world. Here are some of the sessions to look forward to are the Conversations with Aanchal Malhotra as well as Ben Okri along with Discovery Talks by Martin Puchner, Nizar Habash, Deena Mohamed, Grace Nono and Lynn Tan. CONVERSATIONS: Aanchal Malhotra: The Book Of Everlasting Things Praised simply as ‘mesmerizing’ (Publishers Weekly) and ‘monumental’ (NPR), Aanchal Malhotra’s The Book of Everlasting ......read more

ADU's College of Engineering Hosts the First RoboCar Maze Competition in its Al Ain Campus

Translating its commitment to nurture critical thinking and innovation among its student body,   • The competition was sponsored by Technology Innovation Institute (TII)   UAE, Abu Dhabi, 29 January 2024: In a bid to foster innovation among school students, Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Engineering – Al Ain campus hosted its first ever RoboCar Maze Competition under the theme ‘Mechatronics: The Future of Mechanical Engineering,’ with the participation of over 72 students representing 18 schools from Al Ain City. The competition sponsored by the Technology Innovation Institute (TII) and was attended by TII representatives who were impressed by the students’ innovation and creativity.   Through the competition, students had the opportunity to enhance their ......read more

Henkel Continues to Spark Global STEM Research Excitement for Children Through “Forscherwelt” Initiative

The initiative has grown into a global effort, engaging over 100,000 children worldwide Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 January 2024 — Henkel, the driving force behind the innovative Forscherwelt initiative, is fostering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education for children worldwide. In a groundbreaking move towards international collaboration, 13 Forscherwelt trainers and Henkel colleagues from the UAE and select Forscherwelt initiatives around the world gathered at Henkel’s Global headquarters in Düsseldorf. With its regional headquarters in Dubai, Henkel has made significant strides by launching Forscherwelt in 2017 in collaboration with Dubai Municipality's edutainment entity, Children's City. This strategic partnership expanded the initiative's footprint, bringing hands-on ......read more

ADU's College of Law Collaborates with Contractus House LTD to Advance Legal Education

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 January 2024: Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Law and Contractus House LTD UK, a consultancy company specialized in legal and strategic services, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at enhancing students’ knowledge, skills, and capabilities in the legal field. The MoU will witness both parties collaborate to train future lawyers and enhance their educational experience to prepare them for their future careers.  The agreement was signed by Professor Ghassan Aouad, Chancellor of ADU, and Nayla Sleiman Al-Obeidli, Partner and Director at Contractus House LTD UK, in the presence of Professor Dr. Talaat Mohamed Dowidar, Acting Dean and Professor of Private Law at ADU’s College of Law, Dr. Dina Imad, Chair of the College of Law and Assistant Professor of Public Law, and ......read more

Raffles International School Students Achieve Global Awards for Exceptional 2023 A Level and iGCSE Performance

• RIS students achieve highest marks in the world and in the U.A.E. • GCSE Maths topper in the world is Abdul Rehman Rizwan is a RIS student • Gana Elkhapery achieved the Highest Mark in the UAE for iGCSE Biology • Francesco Felli achieved the Highest Mark in the Middle East for Advanced Level Italian   Dubai, UAE; 5 January 2024:  Students from Raffles International School (RIS) have been awarded the global Outstanding Pearson Learner Awards (OPLA) for their exceptional performance in the highly competitive A Level and iGCSE 2023 summer examinations. RIS students Abdul Rehman Rizwan achieved the award for the Highest Mark in the World for Advanced Level Mathematics, Gana Elkhapery achieved the Highest Mark in the UAE for iGCSE Biology and Francesco Felli achieved the Highest Mark in the ......read more

MBZUAI contributes to World-leading GenAI, Open-source Initiatives, and a Pipeline of Talented Practitioners in 2023

Record high-quality research output catapults CSRankings to 18th globally      United Arab Emirates, December 27, 2023: The impact of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) has continued to positively impact industry throughout 2023, and Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) has played an increasingly prominent role as part of the global research community.   Delivering a state-of-the-university address this month at the university’s Masdar City campus, President and University Professor, Eric Xing, highlighted MBZUAI’s success in increasing the diversity of its faculty and graduate community in 2023, as well as the progress made in building industrial capabilities by working on major application projects in collaboration with leading global ......read more

The University of Europe for Applied Sciences in Dubai forges a Strategic Partnership with DHL Global Forwarding to Elevate Student Success

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 19 December, 2023: The University of Europe for Applied Sciences, one of Germany’s most renowned private universities and the first German university to establish a campus in Dubai, proudly announces a strategic partnership with DHL Global Forwarding, the freight specialist arm of DHL Group. The partnership between the University of Europe for Applied Sciences in Dubai and DHL Global Forwarding aims to deliver UE students exceptional practical experiences, enhancing tertiary offerings, and equipping graduates for the job market.   Renowned for fostering innovation in business, technology, and design, the University of Europe for Applied sciences Dubai’s campus is set to welcome its students in January 2024 at One Central, Dubai World Trade Centre, offering future-focused Bachelor’s ......read more

ADU Professors Granted a Patent in the Field of Renewable Energy

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 December 2023: Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU)  Dr. Anas Al Tarabsheh, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Dr. Mohammed Ghazal, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, were granted a patent in the field of renewable energy from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In line with ADU’s commitment to fostering research and innovation, the University’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) supported both Professors in their project’s development journey, which the U.S.-based federal agency awarded the patent in recognition of the pioneering inventions.  In line with the UAE’s Year of Sustainability, this patent demonstrated a practical solution for improving the efficiency and sustainability of renewable energy generation, which ......read more

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