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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

RTE and the Chantiers de l'Atlantique – Hitachi Energy consortium sign a €4.5 billion contract for the construction of three offshore direct current platforms and three onshore con

Thursday May 2, 2024, in the presence of Bruno le Maire, Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty and Roland Lescure, Minister Delegate in charge of Industry and Energy, Xavier Piechaczyk, Chairman of the Management Board of RTE, Laurent Castaing, Managing Director of Chantiers de l'Atlantique and Niklas Persson, Managing Director of Hitachi Energy's Grid Integration business, have reached a historic agreement for the construction of the first offshore direct current platforms and onshore converter stations for the Normandy (Centre Manche 1 & 2) and Oléron Island offshore wind farms.    This contract, of an unprecedented scale for RTE, marks an acceleration in the development of offshore farms and positions France among the few European nations building large offshore high ......read more

Students Road Test AIREV's ON DEMAND platform at NYUAD AI Plugin and Product Development Hackathon

Teams from NYUAD competed to develop applications and plugins using the ON DEMAND tool in a two-day event in Abu Dhabi ON DEMAND has been developed by UAE entity AIREV to reduce the time needed to develop AI-driven applications Muhammed Khalid, CEO and Founder of AIREV: “The Hackathon not only underscores our commitment to advancing AI within the UAE but also highlights our ambition to position the nation as a leader in AI innovation globally.” ABU DHABI – May 7, 2024: Students at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) gained hands-on experience of a groundbreaking new platform used to develop AI applications during the NYUAD AI Plugin and Product Development Hackathon this week – and learned just how quickly they can transform their ideas into real-world tools. ON DEMAND is a large language model ......read more

AUS launches new undergraduate scholarship program to attract and retain outstanding students

Sharjah, UAE, May 6, 2024 – Starting Fall 2024, American University of Sharjah (AUS) will introduce new undergraduate scholarship schemes to attract and retain academically qualified and talented students from outside and within the UAE. The university will offer three new scholarship categories: the President's Scholarship, the Chancellor's Scholarship and the Outstanding Academic Performance Scholarship. "Cultivating a community where access to education is not determined by financial means alone is fundamental to our vision of a fair and prosperous future. These new scholarships represent our dedication to breaking down barriers and fostering inclusivity within our educational system. By providing opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds to pursue their studies without the burden of financial ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid Library concludes its 3rd participation at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 5 May 2024: For the third consecutive time, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library participated in the 33rd Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, from 29 April to 5 May 2024 with remarkable success and a wide attendance of visitors and culture enthusiasts from around the world and across different age groups, to explore its prominent initiatives, outstanding services, and a selected range of its valuable first editions, which include titles and books by world-renowned authors translated into Arabic. Dr. Mohammed Salem Obaid AlMazrooei, Board Member at Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Foundation, said, "We are proud of the great success of our participation in this year's Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, which reflects our firm commitment to spreading culture and knowledge, in addition to exchanging experiences and ......read more

Emirates partners with Aviation Impact Accelerator, pledging funding for research and development of emissions reduction pathways

Partnership marks airline’s first disbursement from its USD $200 million Sustainability Fund Emirates to access AIA’s proprietary interactive data visualisation tools Airline will actively collaborate with the AIA team based at The University of Cambridge’s Whittle Laboratory and Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) on projects Dubai, UAE 1 May 2024: Emirates has become an industrial partner of the Aviation Impact Accelerator (AIA), based at the University of Cambridge. The new partnership marks Emirates’ first USD $200 million Sustainability Fund investment for research and development (R&D) projects focussed on reducing the impact of fossil fuels in commercial aviation. The partnership aims to foster collaboration, providing evidence for a number of the AIA’s climate ......read more

GETEX Spring 2024 connects 15,600 aspiring students with top international educational institutions

Sessions focused on key themes such as AI, sustainability, and leadership, reflecting the changing educational landscape Exhibitors from more than 200 universities across 40 nations engaged in detailed discussions with students about their desired career paths By 2028, the UAE's education market is expected to grow at a strong Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.46 per cent UAE, May 01, 2024: The Global Education and Training Exhibition Spring 2024 (GETEX Spring 2024), the UAE’s leading education and student recruitment training event, concluded on April 26, 2024, at the Dubai World Trade Center, allowing students to take advantage of numerous educational possibilities. The GETEX Spring edition attracted 15,600 students seeking opportunities in higher and further education, encompassing undergraduate and ......read more

Oman Cables Industry Celebrates SHE STEMS 2.0 Program Graduates

In collaboration with Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation 30 April 2024, Muscat, Oman: Oman Cables Industry (OCI), the leading cable solutions provider in the Sultanate of Oman, has successfully completed the SHE STEMS 2.0 program for the 2023/2024 cycle. This initiative, spearheaded by OCI as part of its commitment to social ambition, aims to empower young Omani women by preparing them for careers in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). This transformative program provides twenty participants with an immersive six-month practical  accredited by MoHERI and guided by top-tier instructors. This year’s graduation highlighted the remarkable achievements of the participants who each received a SHE STEMS certificate recognized by MoHERI. Under the patronage of the Ministry ......read more

ECAE Invited Aspiring Educators to Campus 'Open Day' to Explore Future of Learning

Abu Dhabi, UAE. 27 April 2024 - The Emirates College for Advanced Education (ECAE) held its ‘Open Day’ event on April 25, inviting prospective students and their families to explore the college’s diverse range of academic programs and state-of-the-art campus facilities. The event took place both on the ECAE campus and virtually, ensuring a flexible and convenient way for prospective students to explore what the college has to offer. ECAE’s ‘Open Day’ provided an opportunity for the college to meet and engage with prospective students, showcasing the diverse range of programs offered, and allowing visitors to explore the campus and the facilities, such as the labs, library, innovation hub, and virtual classrooms. Additionally, the event served as a platform for the college to gain insights into ......read more

KHDA Director General Aisha Abdulla Miran inaugurates GETEX Spring 2024

200 universities from 30 different countries take part this year, offering students a vast array of nearly 2,500 course options GETEX 2024 brings in new programs with a focus on AI, sustainability, and leadership for the evolving educational landscape. UAE, April 24, 2024: Her Excellency Aisha Abdulla Miran, Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) inaugurated the Global Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) today, kickstarting the long-awaited three-day student recruitment exhibition. The opening ceremony was also attended by Chancellors, Vice Chancellors and Provosts of all the major universities in the region, marking the launch of the 2024 edition of the region’s foremost education and training event. Held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al ......read more

MBRU to host Photonics Middle East International Conference – Dubai 2024 from Saturday

Event is open to public, especially students and academicians Dubai, 19 April 2024:  With lasers and laser-based systems now playing a pivotal role in UAE’s healthcare sector, the Photonics Middle East International Conference 2024, hosted by Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences at Dubai Healthcare City from April 20 to 22, will be a golden opportunity for doctors, healthcare scientists, professionals and institutions in the country to get connected with the latest developments related to healthcare and Photonics. Taking UAE’s futuristic technological advancement to the next level, the biggest Photonics event in the Middle East will be addressed by the cream of the world’s scientific stalwarts in the field of Photonics. Open to public, especially students, the conference is expected ......read more

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. The English College, part of International Schools Partnership (ISP) - a global group with over 80 schools - 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 ......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

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UAE, April 25, 2024: His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of Board of Governors of Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), presided over the third meeting of the Board of Governors for the academic year 2023-2024, in the presence of Their Excellencies and other members of the board. During the meeting, the Board endorsed the University's new vision, which seeks to establish ......read more

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