• Brand-new, purpose-built nursery to open in time for start of new academic year
• Provision will combine Reggio Emilia philosophy and British EYFS curriculum
• Families can choose from a variety of flexible options to suit their requirements
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Toddlers as young as two years old will be welcomed by the Early Years team at GEMS FirstPoint School (FPS) come September, when the Dubai-based British curriculum through-school opens its brand-new nursery provision in time for the start of the 2023-24 academic year.
Led by a combination of the Reggio Emilia philosophy and the British Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, the purpose-built FPS Nursery with a capacity for 36 children will provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to take risks, ......read more
• GEMS partners with UAE-based Thrive to encourage open, safe discussions
• Alternative Alphabet builds understanding of language around mental health
• 7 in 10 teens won’t talk to peers about mental health, GEMS research indicates
• 73% of respondents believe more needs to be done to support their wellbeing
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: GEMS Education, one of the world’s largest private K-12 education providers, has joined forces with Thrive Wellbeing Centre by Dr Sarah Rasmi to introduce a free mental health tool called The Alternative Alphabet, which aims to empower young people with an understanding of the language around mental health.
The Alternative Alphabet is backed by a GEMS Education survey of 4,500 UAE-based students aged 10-18 years that shows 42 per cent ......read more
School to offer GCSE Curriculum, will commence academic sessions for Foundation Stage to Year 6 from Sept, 2023.
New school is an initiative of Singapore based Global Schools Foundation (GSF) whose mission is to expand quality education around the world
Singapore-based Global Schools Foundation (GSF) has announced the launch of Glendale International School which will provide quality British Curriculum to students in Dubai. The school is conveniently located in Oud Metha and is expected to start its first academic session from Sept 2023.
The new Glendale International School will follow an enriched approach to British education offering National Curriculum for England (NCfE) for students from Foundation Stage 1 to Year 13. Focused on well-being and diversity, the school aims to ......read more
Under the theme of: Concrete in hot weather, building for tomorrow, innovations in sustainable design and 3D printing of smart construction
• The event was sponsored by several international and national industrial companies including: Schwarzwälder Textil-Werke Heinrich Kautzmann GmbH (STW) Germany, KTI Plersch Kältetechnik, Germany, VIP-Various Ice Product (UAE) and Transgulf Readymix Concrete (UAE)
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 29 May 2023: Building on the success of the three previous editions, Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Engineering (CoE) hosted the 4th ADU-ASU Research Forum 2023, under the theme of ‘Concrete in Hot Weather: Building for Tomorrow, Innovations in Sustainable Design and 3D Printing for Smart Construction,’ in collaboration with School of Sustainable ......read more
26, May 2023, UAE: Emirates Literature Foundation and National Library and Archives have joined forces to announce an exciting new partnership that aims to foster cultural engagement and exploration. Under this collaboration, the Emirates Literature Foundation will curate a captivating cultural programme for the National Library and Archives, providing a unique and enriching experience for visitors. The partnership was officially unveiled yesterday at the National Library and Archives stand during the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair at a meeting between Ahlam Bolooki, CEO of the Emirates Literature Foundation, and HE Abdullah Majid Al Ali, Director General of the National Library and Archives.
The partnership entails a series of events encompassing discussion on a diverse range of topics, stimulating dialogue and exploration of ......read more
• GEMS Millennium School leads way as sole ‘Outstanding’ school in Sharjah
• GEMS Cambridge International School rated ‘Very Good’ in inaugural review
• Remaining GEMS schools in Sharjah maintain ‘Very Good’ and ‘Good’ ratings
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: GEMS Education yesterday celebrated the top ratings of its schools in Sharjah following the latest round of school performance reviews conducted by Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA).
Setting a benchmark for educational excellence in the Emirate, the schools’ achievements were celebrated in an award ceremony held at Sharjah University City Hall. In attendance were His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah; HE Dr ......read more
DUBAI, UAE — May 22, 2023 — The Al Futtaim Education Foundation (AFEF) made a significant stride in its ongoing commitment to student empowerment by hosting a unique Decision-Making Training Workshop at Deira International School (DIS). Leading the two-day workshop sessions on May 16th and 17th was Mr. Gordian Overschmidt, the CEO of ODE Systems.
This one-of-a-kind workshop is part of AFEF's broad strategy to equip its students with crucial skills for the future and expand their understanding of the impact their decisions can make. The workshop was held at The Loft, a state-of-the-art facility within Deira International School in Festival City, Dubai.
"Developing decision-making capabilities is an integral part of preparing our students for the dynamic world we live in," said Mr. Gordian Overschmidt. ......read more
• Gala featured five stars from musicals such as Wicked and Dear Evan Hansen
• 200 students, 50 staff from three GEMS Wellington schools performed in gala
• Event displayed strength and breadth of performing arts talent across schools
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis played host to a glittering Performing Arts Gala that saw students and teachers perform alongside professional singers and actors from London’s West End.
Featuring talented performers of all ages from GEMS Wellington International School, GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail, and GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis, the gala was a celebration of the three schools’ talent and commitment to the arts.
The Gala featured a total of 200 students and ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai; May 17, 2023: As part of its participation in the 32nd edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF), to be held from 22 to 28 May 2023 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the Mohammed bin Rashid Library (MBRL) will be showcasing 18 rare items from its Treasures of The Library Exhibition and the Special Collections, for the first time outside its premises.
“Being one of the most prominent regional and international book fairs and cultural events, ADIBF offers a dynamic platform for publishers, writers, and readers to engage and exchange ideas and information. The event plays a pivotal role in bridging the gaps and encouraging dialogues between cultures, as a testament of the UAE's commitment to promoting reading and learning, while providing access to knowledge ......read more
The winning submission, Shaheeq, is inspired by the UAE’s mangrove trees and their ability to inspire hope and practical solutions to the climate crisis
Abu Dhabi, May 10, 2023: Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), in partnership with Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), has announced the winners of the eleventh edition of The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award 2023.
The winning artists are NYUAD graduate Vivi Zhu, a Chinese-born award-winning documentary filmmaker, artist, and social entrepreneur whose interest lies in discovering and telling microcosmic stories that reflect bigger social-political pictures; University of Sharjah graduate Hala El Abora, a Palestinian Jordanian artist living and working in Dubai, whose practice is driven by her ......read more
DEF Inspires and Engages UAE Students with STEM Learning and Promotes Gaming and Esports as a Viable Education Enhancement Platform and Employment Channel
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 10 May, 2023: Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) is delighted to announce the launch of a groundbreaking new initiative that will bring new ways of connecting and engaging pupils across a range of educationally important topics in the United Arab Emirates. The Minecraft Education Challenge, the ‘Education through Gaming’ initiative by Dubai Esports and Games Festival (DEF), is set to inspire and engage UAE students by offering a fun and innovative approach to education.
To be held at the Dubai Exhibition Centre, World Expo from 21 to 25 June, students can attend education days on 21 and 22 ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 9, 2023: Special Olympics UAE has signed a memorandum of understanding with GEMS Education during a Unified Badminton event held at GEMS Wellington Academy School - Silicon Oasis. Fatma Mohamed, Head of Strategy and Projects, signed The MoU for Special Olympics UAE and Zafar Raja, Chief Operating Officer, authorized it for GEMS Education.
Aimed towards progressing the concept of inclusion across school communities, the MoU comprises various areas of collaboration, based on the Unified Champion Schools program model, which acts as a catalyst for People of Determination with intellectual and developmental disabilities, in mainstream education, to be included with their peers in schools.
In line with this MoU, GEMS Education will be appointed as an Official Partner for the ......read more
• Inspection framework will provide parents with full visibility on quality of education related to UAE’s traditions, customs, and values
• Ratings system will be across four-level continuum – Outstanding, Good, Acceptable, and Weak – with Phase 1 ratings set to be announced at end of current academic year
• Transparent assessment framework on schools’ abilities to instill deep-rooted understanding of national identity will cover Culture, Values, and Citizenship
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 5 May 2023: In-line with its ongoing commitment to boost school transparency and empower parents to select the ideal school environments for their children, Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has today introduced the UAE’s first National Identity Mark – an annual ......read more
Sharjah, April 19, 2023: The House of Wisdom (HoW) in Sharjah concluded an educationally stimulating language programme, ‘Wisdom Speaks: Japanese,’ aimed at broadening knowledge and forging deeper connections with Japanese culture. This visionary programme, which was held over the span of 10 weeks ending in April, sought to introduce children and adults to the language, arts, and traditions of Japan, and expand their cultural horizons.
Held in collaboration with Eton Institute, the immersive programme featured cultural performances, educational workshops, and language classes that enabled a deep understanding of the Japanese customs, traditions, and arts. Participants had the opportunity to learn the Japanese language, study the unique writing systems of Hiragana and Katakana, and engage in basic conversation ......read more
• Iftar brings together religious leaders, students, parents of different faiths
• Students play leading role in event to foster cross-cultural understanding
• Event intended to promote interfaith harmony towards brighter future for all
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: GEMS Metropole School – Motor City recently hosted an iftar that brought together religious leaders and 700 students, parents, teachers and community members from different faiths to celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan and promote interfaith harmony, tolerance, and cultural diversity.
The interfaith iftar aligns with the year-round learning experience of the school’s students by providing them with a unique opportunity to engage in experiential learning, develop cross-cultural competence, strengthen their social and ......read more
The Universities Climate Network (UCN), comprising UAE-based universities and higher education institutions will facilitate dialogues, workshops, public events, and youth participation in the lead up to COP28 UAE
The UCN’s inaugural activation, Ramadan Talks, discusses the importance of climate change in the local and global contexts
Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 14, 2023: Aimed at encouraging youth engagement in the United Arab Emirates in the lead up to COP28, the Universities Climate Network (UCN), which is chaired by NYU Abu Dhabi, is comprised of 12 UAE-based universities and higher education institutions, including the American University of Sharjah, Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy, Higher Colleges of Technology, Khalifa University, Masdar Institute, Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial ......read more
~7th of April to 16th of April 2023~
30th March 2023, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Book lovers in Dubai will be happy to learn that their favourite Book sale, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is returning to Dubai from the 7th of April for 10 days! Reading enthusiasts will be able to choose from over a million books from all genres.
With prices starting as low as AED 2, the Book Sale gives unbelievable discounts of over 75%. Located at Sound Stages in Dubai Studio City, the Sale has free entry and will be open daily from 9 AM to 2 AM., making it the perfect opportunity for readers to stock up on their favourite titles and discover new ones.
During the holy month of Ramadan, this year’s Sale will be even ‘Bigger and Gooder’ offering bestsellers, fiction, non-fiction, self-help, comic books, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 5th of April – The United Arab Emirates’ Youth Climate Delegates have concluded their first official meeting at Dubai Youth Hub. This meeting marked a significant milestone for youth involvement in COP28, as key stakeholders in the UAE's youth and climate space came together to collaborate with the delegates and engage them in activities leading up to COP28.
The delegates engaged in extensive discussions on practical solutions to engage and involve youth in the climate conversation, and planned their activities for the road ahead, in collaboration with various stakeholders, including COP28, Youth Climate Champion team, the Arab Youth Center , and the Federal Youth Authority. Each entity complemented the other, covering a spectrum of activities designed to maximize youth involvement and leadership ......read more
To boost the exchange of experiences and knowledge in support of national efforts to improve the emergencies, crises, and disasters response system in Abu Dhabi
3 April 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Emergencies, Crisis and Disaster Management Centre - Abu Dhabi (ADCMC) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). The aim of the MoU is establish cooperation and boost the exchange of experiences and knowledge in support of the national efforts to improve the emergencies, crises, and disasters response system in Abu Dhabi.
Dr. Nasser Humaid Al Nuaimi, Acting Director-General of the Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Centre for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (ADCMC), and Prof. Ghaleb Al Breiki, UAEU Acting Vice Chancellor, signed the agreement. The signing ......read more
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 01 April 2023: Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), part of Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism has launched the ‘Autism and Sensory Awareness’ course within the Dubai Way training platform. The training course builds upon the ‘Inclusive Service’ training and ‘Dubai Way’ courses, ensuring that the tourist-facing workforce provides visitors with the highest standard of service when visiting Dubai. The course supports Dubai College of Tourism’s aim to secure Dubai’s position as a ‘certified autism destination’ and is being launched on the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day.
Through detailed audits from the International Board for Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), Dubai seeks to become a certified ......read more
Dubai, UAE; 31 March 2023: In line with its vision to ignite passion for knowledge among future generations, and in conjunction with the UAE Reading Month, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library (MBRL) launched ‘A World Reads’ initiative, in collaboration with local publishers, special-publication institutions, and a select group of authors and writers, to support and enrich school libraries, government departments, Readers' clubs, and cafes,
“At MBRL, we believe in the importance of providing diverse resources of knowledge to all individuals everywhere to enhance their learning, develop the society, and elevate all its components. Reading is a highly effective way to broaden our knowledge and understanding and sharpen our critical thinking” said Dr. Mohammed Salem Al Mazrooei, Board Member of the MBRL ......read more
The Mars Map displays high-resolution images of the Red Planet through the lens of the UAE’s own Hope probe, and showcases the huge scientific advances made by the UAE
Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 30, 2023: NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) group leader and research scientist Dimitra Atri from the Center for Space Science and his team have created a never-seen-before map of Mars, using images exclusively created from the Emirates Exploration Imager (EXI).
The EXI is a state-of-the-art imaging system on-board the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM), also known as Hope or Al-Amal, which is currently orbiting Mars. The global photographic map not only showcases new images of the Red Planet from the perspective of the Hope probe, but is a testament to the UAE’s huge advancements in the field of science, and will be a valuable resource to ......read more
The largest preschool chain also opened a campus in Sharjah’s Nasma Community with SPEA leaders inaugurating the campus
British Orchard Nursery chain promotes large and sustainable nursery buildings, many of its facilities powered by solar panels and conservation systems to provide clean energy
30 March 2023; Dubai, UAE: The newest facility of British Orchard Nursery (BON), the latest branch at DIP, was officially inaugurated by H.E. Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Director General of KHDA, in the presence of notable dignitaries from various other government departments of UAE.
Gracing the grand opening was Ms. Shamma Al Mansouri from KHDA, Ms. Sabrin Al Zarooni, Women Council Coordinator- Dubai Police; Mr. Saif Yousuf Mohammad Moussa Alblooshi, Head of Section of Employee Affairs - Dubai Civil Defence; Ms. Samira Mohamed- ......read more
Dubai: A 17-year-old boy in Dubai has turned an entrepreneur by launching a startup ableinitiative.org
Aryaman Arora a student at Dubai College, has founded ableinitiave.org create products that cure the climate problem and makes aids that uplift the differently abled community.
A passionate designer, Aryaman believes that small sustainable products, can uplift the environment he lives in.
Aryaman has made prototypes of measuring spoons for the blind, he has made padlock engraved with braille, he has created OSB chair made up of waste palm tree chips compressed and glued together.
All his projects are available on the website. https://ableinitiative.org/
His design aids are simple, sustainable & affordable to create an impact at the basic level. He hopes one day his innovations will reach the masses.
Able ......read more
12-month standard and premium packages on offer by Sharjah’s iconic cultural centre
Sharjah, March 25, 2023: With its annual membership packages, the House of Wisdom (HoW), has created a brand new opportunity for the UAE community to read, play, work and be entertained throughout the year, enjoying uninterrupted access to world-class sources of knowledge and spaces to bring their imaginations to life.
Members will have access to the entire collection of HoW’s world-class physical and digital resources for 12 months, and depending on the membership grade, can borrow books for up to three weeks. HoW’s digital library can also be accessed from the comfort of one’s home or on the go on the HoW app downloadable on both iOS and Android devices.
Marwa Al Aqroubi, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 23 March 2023: Aldar Education and Lenovo launched the first esports hub at a K-12 school in Abu Dhabi today. The state-of-the-art facility, located in Aldar Education’s West Yas Academy, will provide students access to world-class gaming equipment, cutting-edge software, and immersive experiences. It will enable students to explore the world of esports and pursue their passion for gaming.
The launch event included a small tournament where West Yas Academy students from various year groups competed in Lenovo's esports zone, showcasing their proficiency in the popular game Rocket League. The experience allowed the students to engage in healthy competition and develop other essential skills such as critical thinking, team building, communication, and ......read more
Bab Rizq Jameel Celebrates Graduation of the first Cohort of the Training Ending with Employment in the Coffee Sector Programme and Launches the Second Edition
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 23 March 2022: Bab Rizq Jameel, a company that is a part of Community Jameel Saudi, celebrated the graduation of its first cohort of graduates in the Training Ending with Employment in the Coffee Sector Programme. This coincided with the national campaign to celebrate the inaugural Social Responsibility Day in Saudi Arabia. The programme launched during the Year of Saudi Coffee 2020, under the patronage of the Culinary Arts Commission of the Saudi Ministry of Culture. Due to the programme’s great results, the second edition will be launched in partnership with the Arabian Coffee Institute, and will include 40 new participants to be trained in several ......read more
Scholarship winners were announced by the Head of Operations - MEA at Ross Executive Education, Jay Srage
Dubai, UAE: 20 March 2023 – The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, named a Top 10 global executive education provider by the Financial Times, today announced the winners of its 2023 Executive Education GCC Scholarship. The first scholarship category, GCC Women’s Empowerment, aims to advance and empower aspiring executives committed to gender diversity and women’s empowerment who wish to enhance their leadership skills. The second category, newly launched this year, GCC Leadership in Sustainability, is designed to raise awareness of the impact of sustainability on the entire economic ecosystem and recognizes a scholar who successfully and effectively drives sustainability as a ......read more
• Youth Entrepreneurship Accelerator open to pupils across the GEMS network
• Programme covers all aspects of turning an idea into a fully operating start-up
• Students have the opportunity to pitch to real investors during final ‘Demo Day’
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: More than 65 teams of student entrepreneurs from schools throughout the UAE have put forward their business ideas for inclusion in the region’s first school-based accelerator programme, the Youth Entrepreneurship Accelerator powered by GEMS World Academy – Dubai (GWA) and sponsored by CAFU.
Open to pupils across the GEMS Education network, the accelerator, which is based and managed by staff at GWA, aims to support early-stage, growth-focused businesses through education and mentorship, ......read more
14 March 2023, DUBAI, UAE –: The Egyptian Zakat and Charity House, under the supervision of the Grand Imam, Dr. Ahmad El Tayeb, Sheikh of Al Azhar, announced that the UAE businessman Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Founding Chairman of Al Habtoor Group (AHG), has decided to sponsor 5000 needy students at the Zakat and Charity House to help them complete their education.
This donation by Khalaf Al Habtoor supports the role played by the Zakat and Charity House to channel the funds of zakat and charity to valid uses, by helping students who struggle to afford the education fees and expenses. The students are of the 8 to 24 age group; they are enrolled in different stages of education and come from various Egyptian regions and Arab countries.
Al Habtoor said: "This is motivated by our sense of responsibility towards our Egyptian ......read more
Sharjah – March 11, 2023: American University of Sharjah (AUS) celebrated its annual Global Day, a festival of culture and color, on March 10. Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, President of AUS, inaugurated the event, which is one of the university’s most anticipated celebrations of the cultural heritage of the AUS community.
AUS is a close-knit community that embraces diversity, providing a rich and supportive environment to its students to thrive as they become outward-looking and responsible individuals ready to join the world. This has earned AUS a place among the top five universities with the highest percentage of international students, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (2022).
This year’s celebrations turned the AUS Main Plaza into a carnival, with visitors ......read more
The UK honors Saudi alumni of UK universities
On 6 March, the winners of the Study UK Alumni Awards 2022-23 in Saudi Arabia were announced at a ceremony, hosted by the British Ambassador in Riyadh. Saudi alumni of UK universities from (Jeddah, Riyadh, Dhahran) were recognised for their outstanding achievements as business professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders, and for their contribution to strengthening ties between the UK and Saudi Arabia. The ceremony was organised by the British Embassy and British Council in Riyadh and attended by senior representatives in government and UK alumni.
The Award judging panel, selected recipients for the four award categories: Science and Sustainability Award, Culture and Creativity Award, Social Action Award, and Business and Innovation Award.
This prestigious international ......read more
March 09, 2023: Aiming to equip students with invaluable knowledge and hands-on experience as they prepare to enter the borderless communications industry
Beirut, Lebanon, March 2023: Memac Ogilvy, the leading creative agency in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, hosted its first Red Academy program at the American University of Beirut in March, offering students from the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB) a unique guided learning opportunity.
The initiative is driven by the commitment of both the agency and the university to support and showcase the talent of the youth around the region, with this pilot collaboration as an exciting first step. This initial Red Academy program comprises three in-person workshops, led by expert speakers from Memac Ogilvy, and involves 80 talented young individuals, ......read more
• Second GEMS Metropole school is first GEMS campus in Dubai’s Al Waha area
• Total capacity of 3,450 students, with 600 in FS1-Year 8 expected in first year
• Purpose-built facilities offer world-class academic and extra-curricular learning
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: GEMS Education has announced the opening of its newest school, GEMS Metropole School – Al Waha (MTW), set to welcome students from the start of the 2023-24 academic year in September 2023. MTW is the private education provider’s second Metropole-branded school and its first in the popular Al Waha area of Dubai.
The purpose-built school, occupying an area of 26,383 sqm, is designed to accommodate a total of 3,450 students, with 600 pupils in FS1 to Year 8 expected in its first year of operation. The school ......read more
Jawaher Fund to support women pursuing graduate studies in developing nations; and gender-focused research work of university students and faculty
Jawaher Al Qasimi: Granting women fair and equal access to quality education is one of society’s most essential bids to achieve progress and stability.
Sharjah, March 08, 2023
Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed AlQasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of NAMA Women Advancement (NAMA), has stressed that in light of the transforming needs of modern economies and societies, enabling women worldwide seamless access to scientific and technical disciplines has become a critical component in fulfilling their right to education.
Granting women fair and equal access to quality education is one of society’s most ......read more
• UCQOL founded by the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) and nine leading universities in the UAE are working together to develop high-quality online education.
• Eight blended courses launched, 67 faculty members trained, and over 7500 students benefited in two years, since establishment
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – March 07, 2023: In a sustained endeavour to make university education accessible, interactive, and student-centric, the UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) and Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation, on Tuesday brought together educators and decision makers to discuss support for online learning as part of the foundation’s quarterly Thought Leadership Series event.
Now in its third edition, the event aims to convene key ......read more
• Al Neyadi addresses pupils via transmission from International Space Station
• Students have chance to ask Emirati astronaut about his amazing experiences
• Event organised via Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Over 1,000 wide-eyed students at GEMS Jumeirah College in Dubai were treated to the ultimate space lesson on 7 March when Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi connected with the school via live radio transmission from the International Space Station orbiting Earth.
Al Neyadi took the time to answer students’ questions, speaking on a variety of topics, ranging from what inspired him to pursue a career as an astronaut and how he prepared for his current mission, to what it felt like to enter space and what work he will be ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 08 March 2023: Memac Ogilvy and GEMS Education have partnered for a second year on International Women’s Day to release a campaign addressing the pressing issue of negative self-talk among young girls.
Filmed at the education leader’s GEMS World Academy — Dubai and featuring students from the school, the campaign centres on a striking two-part cinematic film that underlines the importance of recognizing, contextualizing and preventing self-criticism. The second part of the campaign will be released one week after International Women’s Day. The 2023 campaign comes one year after the pair released the award-winning campaign The Unwinnable Race, which used International Women's Day as a platform to discuss the hidden barriers facing women and young girls in society.
Dubai, UAE - March 4, 2023: As a part of its efforts and strategy to ignite passion of knowledge and creativity, and in line with the UAE Reading Month in March, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library organises a series of activities. Held under the theme ‘UAE reads, a world reads,’ the activities will include events, workshops, discussion panels, and book signing events.
The activities will kick off with an advanced training workshop to teach participants character building techniques in novels and stories. A key element of storytelling, the workshop will focus on the idea of the novel; main, secondary, and side characters; character properties and guide; and the importance of creativity and editing, in addition to a writing exercise by the end of the workshop.
The Library's activities continue with a ......read more
World Cup-winning England coach gives audiences masterclass in leadership
Students, parents, and staff told that continuous learning is secret to success
GEMS collaborates with EdTech platform 8billionideas for a multi-school tour
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Students, teachers and parents were treated to unique insights into leadership and motivation when the transformational sports coach Sir Clive Woodward visited four GEMS Education schools this week.
Sir Clive, who led England to victory in the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup, visited GEMS Cambridge International School – Abu Dhabi, GEMS World Academy – Abu Dhabi, GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis and GEMS Wellington International School in Dubai.
Sir Clive is credited with transforming the way ......read more
Ebtessam Al Badwawi: “We are following the same path set by our wise leadership through the Dubai Metaverse Strategy and will continue our development steps by relying on the most prominent competencies.”
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 February 2023: In line with the Dubai Metaverse Strategy, which aims to turn Dubai into one of the world’s top 10 metaverse economies and a global hub for the metaverse, Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) officially launched its presence in the metaverse to provide its services and specialised training programmes. This makes the institute the first training entity in the legal and judicial field in the world to integrate the metaverse into its services.
This integration will involve a number of stages in the coming period, starting with the launch of the first training ......read more
Sharjah, 27 February 2023: The UAE Schools and Nursery Show was wrapped up Sunday evening on a high note. The exhibition was organised by Expo Centre Sharjah (ECS) for the first time and supported by Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) in cooperation with Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA) during the period 24-26 February. The event was a hit as it attracted thousands of visitors to see the best educational opportunities in the UAE.
The exhibition, which managed to attract major national institutions, schools, nurseries and private education centres into participating actively, served as an important scientific platform for parents to meet with representatives of educational institutions and education services providers, and learn about registration mechanisms and plans.
HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, ......read more
More than 1,000 students participated in the six-day Gulf-wide GLinks Study in Canada Roadshow to find their dream academic curriculum in 19 Canadian universities and colleges in Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and the UAE
Date: Dubai, UAE, February 23, 2023
More than 1,000 students seeking admission to higher educational institutions met with officials of 19 universities and colleges from Canada at the six-day GLinks’ Study in Canada roadshow held from February 15-20, 2023 across the GCC.
While in Canada, students from the GCC can now avail higher working hours to earn more to cover their tuition fees in addition to obtaining greater employment opportunities as well as pursue permanent residency due to strong economic growth prospects, various authorities have announced in recent months.
The month of January saw a ......read more
In partnership with Ingram content group, EPA offers revolutionary print-on-demand services from Lightning Source Sharjah for local publishers
Sharjah, February 23, 2023: The Emirates Publishers Association (EPA) has partnered with Lightning Source Sharjah, a collaboration between Ingram Content Group and Sharjah Book Authority, to bring global book distribution and the importance of utilizing print-on-demand technology to the forefront of discussions with EPA members and local UAE publishers.
The signing ceremony featured a panel discussion titled ‘The Future of Books Distribution’, which saw industry leaders Phil Olilla, Chief Commercial Officer at Ingram USA, David Taylor, Vice President of Ingram Content Group, and Hassan Ali, Business Development Manager at Lightning Source Sharjah, discuss how ......read more
The two visionaries explore collaboration opportunities for boosting intellectual property rights protection to promote innovation and creativity in Sharjah and beyond
Sharjah, February 20, 2023: Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi, President of the American University of Sharjah (AUS) and stalwart of protection and promotion of intellectual property (IP), welcomed Daren Tang, the fifth and current Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), to Sharjah.
The President of the AUS, in tandem with the Director General of WIPO, embarked on a consequential tour across the emirate, with the aim of exploring fresh and efficacious avenues of partnership between Sharjah and the World Intellectual Property Organization. The overarching objective of this diplomatic endeavour was to leverage the ......read more
Members now have access to resources from international libraries, can loan electronic devices, and request research assistance services to browse the vast digital and physical collections
Sharjah, 17 February, 2023: With more than half a million traditional and digital knowledge resources, the House of Wisdom aligns with Sharjah’s quest to develop a knowledge-based society. This immersive space for learning, sharing, and creating has been nurturing a culture of creativity and innovation in the emirate since it began welcoming visitors in December 2020.
By anchoring the community and bringing people of different cultures, interests, and aspirations together, the iconic social and futurist hub has emerged as a destination for new-age learning, as it adapts and responds to the evolving needs of users by expanding ......read more
• Al Ansari, Chalhoub, KPMG and DP World Golf Tour among partner firms
• 24 schools across GEMS network have participated in programme to date
• Initiative wins endorsement from sector and other leading training schemes
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: GEMS Education’s Employability programme under its flagship GEMS For Life initiative has offered some 7,500 students their first taste of the world of work over the past 12 months.
Pupils from 24 schools in the GEMS network have participated in physical and virtual project-based and employability courses in the past year. Students have been inspired by speakers from industry in their schools, attended virtual careers talks and been on tours of different workplaces, with opportunities growing week by week under the leadership of ......read more
• Initial works on Outstanding-rated school to be completed by September 2023
• New learning spaces and facilities will greatly enhance the student experience
• JC and nearby Jumeirah Primary School together make up Jumeirah Schools
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: GEMS Education has announced plans to expand one of its top-performing schools, Jumeirah College in Dubai, with the first phase completed in time for the start of the 2023-24 academic year at the end of August.
Investment will focus on redeveloping an extensive site directly adjacent to the current campus to house the Outstanding-rated secondary school’s new sixth form centre and specialist sports facilities, while at the same time enhancing and modernising the existing school building.
Works will be managed in ......read more
The Ministry of Education (MOE) of the United Arab Emirates has recently included the Italian fashion and design school Istituto Marangoni Milano in the list of international Higher Education Institutions that Emirates students can select as a study-abroad destination for the 2023 Scholarship Program.
This call for applications is reserved for current Grade 12 students with UAE nationality. Registration for the first semester of the academic year 2023-2024 is now open, and candidates will have until March 31st, 2023, to apply.
Istituto Marangoni has been a top-ranking higher education provider with a mission to support and enhance creative talent since 1935. Its Italian network of fashion, art and design schools in Milan, Paris and Florence soon expanded to include the world’s luxury capitals, including London, ......read more
The newly appointed AUS President concludes inaugural visit to chart a course for excellence in higher education and research
Sharjah, February 5, 2023
Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi, the newly appointed President of the American University of Sharjah (AUS), was welcomed for her first official visit earlier this week to the 25-year-old centre of excellence that has built a formidable reputation as a leading academic institution in the Gulf region and beyond.
Sheikha Bodour's appointment to the position of President of AUS was announced in an Emiri Decree by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, who established the university in 1997 and under whose presidency the institution has grown and flourished to offer over 70 undergraduate and graduate courses as well as four ......read more
The MoU aims at fortifying bilateral ties following the success of the PIN Conference
Abu Dhabi, May 25, 2023, Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Geneva Centre for Security Policy, to solidify its partnership following the success of Processes of International Negotiation (PIN) Conference, which was held for the first time in Abu Dhabi from ......read more
In collaboration with Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Foundation
22 May 2023 - The ‘Knowledge Lounge,’ one of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) initiatives, held an interactive session titled ‘The Reader and the Arabic Fiction,’ in collaboration with the Sultan bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Foundation, to review and discuss the Arabic novels ......read more
Expressing his gratitude to Dubai Crown Prince for his confidence in council members
Dubai, May 22, 2023- His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of Board of Governors of Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), presided over the first meeting of the new Board of Governors, in the presence of Their Excellencies, members of the board.
At the outset of the meeting, His Excellency ......read more
Dubai, May 09, 2023 - His Excellency Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), welcomed a delegation from the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) led by His Excellency Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of the GCAA, during a visit to the HBMSU’s headquarters. Both parties explored avenues for the development and expansion of partnerships ......read more
Dubai, May 04, 2023 – His Excellency Dr. Mansoor Alwar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, welcomed a high-level delegation from the Galala University in Egypt, at the HBMSU’s headquarters to explore innovative avenues for collaboration within the education ecosystem at both regional and international levels. The delegation included Dr. Mohamed El-Shinawi, Acting ......read more
Dubai, April 24, 2023: Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has opened early registration for the summer and fall semesters for new students for the academic year 2023-2024. The university is currently accepting applications for enrolment in its various colleges and programs, offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees to both domestic and international ......read more
Dubai, 11 April 2023: In keeping with the spirit of Ramadan and Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU)'s range of CSR initiatives, the Department of General Education at the university organized a visit to the Elderly Care Home in the Department of Social Services in Sharjah as part of the " Khattar Al-Dar " initiative. The visit came to reinforce the strategic direction of ......read more
Zayed University Launches UAE’s First Master of Science in Counselling Psychology Program to Address Adult Mental Health Challenges
Program aligns with UAE Government goals to improve mental health
Students will experience mix of theory and on-the-job learning
Applications now open for first students to start in Fall 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 28 March 2023 ......read more
In honour of the UAE Innovation Month
Dubai, 01 March 2023 – In conjunction with the UAE Innovation Month, Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) organised ‘Innovation Day’ under the theme, ‘Driving the Future: Innovation for a Better Tomorrow’. The event is in line with the university’s mission to foster innovation and support national directives that ......read more