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Mohammed bin Rashid approves Education Ministry's plan for 2015-2021

Posted on 22/10/2014

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has endorsed the 2015-2021 plan of the Ministry of Education, that stresses innovation as a key factor in the coming years. He also directed speeding up the plan's implementation, stressing the importance of developing the educational process in the U.A.E. widening its concept and bringing it on par with modern scientific ideas, thus leading to innovation in the sector to attain the ...  >>MORE

Ministry of Higher Education launches a volunteer initiative to protect the Arabic language

Posted on 08/10/2014

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Society for the Protection of Arabic Language, aimed at encouraging communities to participate in promoting national identity, and strengthen their association with the Arabic language, in implementation of the Arabic language charter initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to develop Arabic ...  >>MORE

U.S. college archives named after U.A.E.’s Khalaf Al Habtoor

Posted on 08/10/2014

A private college in the US is naming its archives after U.A.E. businessman and philanthropist Khalaf Al Habtoor. Mr Al Habtoor donated Dh2.3million (US$600,000) to Illinois College in Jacksonville to create an archives for the private liberal-arts institution, as part of an initiative called ‘Preserve+Share+Produce', the college said on Tuesday. The initiative is funded in part by a Dh734,600 ($200,000) grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a US government grant agency. Mr ...  >>MORE

Minister of Education sets up advisory council comprising 227 teachers

Posted on 07/10/2014

The Minister of Education set up an advisory council comprising 227 teachers for the first time in the ministry's history. The council will include teachers who represent all education zones, specialities and disciplines. Hussain bin Ebrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, said this decision represents the ministry's keenness to involve teachers in the decision-making process. He said the ministry created training and development programmes with high standards in order to benefit and ...  >>MORE

Hamdan bin Mubarak receives ISO certificates for U.A.E. University

Posted on 04/10/2014

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Chancellor of U.A.E. University, on Thursday received two ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) certificates recognising the national university's achievement of two high international standards of information technology. The two certificates recognise U.A.E. University's achievement of ITSM 20000 (information technology service management) and ISMS 27001 ( information security ...  >>MORE

U.S. Under-Secretary Stengel visits NYU Abu Dhabi to discuss global education

Posted on 03/10/2014

U.S. Under-Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Richard Stengel, on Wednesday visited New York University Abu Dhabi, NYUAD, as part of NYU's Diplomacy in Action programme. Over dinner at NYUAD's Saadiyat campus, Under-Secretary Stengel engaged with over 20 NYUAD students and faculty from a variety of disciplines including political science, history, international relations, social policy, multilateral diplomacy, and middle east studies. Mr. Stengel addressed the importance of ...  >>MORE

Green revolution at Abu Dhabi schools

Posted on 02/10/2014

Abu Dhabi Schools in the capital are taking steps to conserve water and electricity thanks to a government initiative. The Sustainable Schools Initiative (SSI) programme, initiated by the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) which encourages students to preserve the environment, is already yielding tangible results. The Abu Dhabi Indian School (ADIS) alone saves 49,000 litres of water daily. "As part of the SSI, we had to take concrete steps to reduce our water and energy consumption. We ...  >>MORE

HBMSU Chancellor appointed Governing Board Member of UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education

Posted on 28/09/2014

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), a specialised agency of the United Nations (UN), has announced the appointment of Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), as the newest member of the governing board of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education. Dr. Mansoor will be responsible for directing the institute's efforts and initiatives towards bridging the digital divide in education and the ...  >>MORE

Al Qubaisi hails U.A.E. leadership's educational investment in people, keen efforts to embrace and support nation's children

Posted on 24/09/2014

U.A.E. constitutes a source of pride for Emirati people who have a wise leadership that spares no effort to embrace and support their children and prepare them for achieving leadership and excellence roles, Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Education Council, has said affirming that the U.A.E. leadership has invested in its people and has succeeded through this wise vision to put U.A.E. among the most important countries in the world, a development that the official said was to ...  >>MORE

Education Minister: Education is U.A.E. leadership's highest priority

Posted on 24/09/2014

Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, on Tuesday emphasised that education is the highest priority for the U.A.E. leadership which gives maximum care to this sector and its workers. The minister made his remarks in a speech read out on his behalf by Undersecretary of Ministry of Education, Marwan Ahmed Al Sawaleh, at the opening of the two-day fifth Annual Education Conference, organised by Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) under the title "Education ...  >>MORE

Dubai private schools to reach 250 by 2020, driven by 65% rise in student population

Posted on 24/09/2014

The number of private schools in Dubai will reach 250 by the year 2020, according to Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), at the ongoing International and Private Schools Education Forum (IPSEF) being hosted by Dubai. There are 169 private schools in Dubai as of 2014, but this number will increase by almost 50% in the next six years to accommodate the projected 65% increase in student population from the current 243,000 level to almost ...  >>MORE

HCT-Sharjah opens U.A.E.’s first hi-tech Online Learning Zone for students

Posted on 22/09/2014

Teaching and learning at the HCT Sharjah Women's College (SWC) has taken on a very hi-tech approach with the opening of its state-of-the-art Online Learning Zone (OLZ). The new facility, which houses over 150 Apple iMac computers and is the first dedicated centre in the region, will give SWC students the opportunity to further develop their independent learning skills through the integration of the latest technology and e-learning environments. The college's OLZ will cater for an average of ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi University amongst Quacquarelli Symonds world’s top 700 universities

Posted on 22/09/2014

Abu Dhabi University has achieved yet another academic accolade on the international higher education circuit, after having entered the ranks of Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) top 700 world university rankings of 2014 -2015. For the third year in a row, ADU was chosen from among more than 3,000 universities considered worldwide, and evaluated according to academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty to student ratio, citations per faculty, and international faculty and student ratio. ...  >>MORE

Emirates College for Advanced Education, Australian Research Council sign MoU for joint educational assessment cooperation

Posted on 22/09/2014

Emirates College for Advanced Education (ECAE) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Australian Research Council (ARC) as part of its continuous efforts to promote research on educational evaluation and assessment. Signed by Professor Mohamed Yousif Baniyas, Vice Chancellor of ECAE and Dr. Elizabeth Hartnell Young, Director, ACER Institute at ARC, the agreement aims at bolstering joint cooperation for improving performance of teachers and the learning process at large ...  >>MORE

U.A.E. University ranked among world's top 400 Universities

Posted on 17/09/2014

The U.A.E. University has been ranked among the best 400 universities, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. The QS based its classification on a number of strict requirements, among others, the academic reputation, recruitment and productivity indicators, research, proportion of teaching staff to students, attractiveness of university to professors and foreign students. This classification is based on a global survey of more than 3, 000 international ...  >>MORE

U.A.E. Government channel on YouTube to broadcast film 'Back to School

Posted on 15/09/2014

The U.A.E. Government Channel will broadcast on Monday a short film titled: "Back to School" to mark the beginning of the new academic year. The film exceeds the traditional framework for dealing with the annual academic event with magnitude of multiple issues shared by students, parents and all those involved in the educational process. The five-minute film blends new striking style with the educational aspects, feelings of students, educational advice and guidance, urging students to excel ...  >>MORE

Construction of Dh26million theatre for Sharjah University – Khorfakkan Branch completed

Posted on 15/09/2014

The Sharjah Directorate of Public Works (DPW) has finished construction and furnishing a Dh26million theatre for Sharjah University – Khorfakkan Branch. The project is consistent with the farsighted directives of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, to provide all necessary services that enhance educational facilities. Eng. Mohammed bin Ya'rouf, Director of DPW Regional Branches said, "The 2500- square metre-theatre can accommodate 500 ...  >>MORE

Al Shamsi: HCT aspires to become number one institution in the U.A.E.

Posted on 10/09/2014

The Higher Colleges of Technology yesterday officially launched its 2014/15 academic year as it convened its 27th Annual Conference for faculty and staff at the HCT-Dubai Men's College. The one-day event, held under the theme of Learning by Doing – The Road Ahead, was a premier opportunity for the HCT community to plan for the academic year ahead, as well as to learn of new developments in teaching methods and pedagogy. The HCT Chancellor, Mohammad Omran Al Shamsi, delivered the opening ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid University for Medicine and Health Sciences launched

Posted on 07/09/2014

Dubai Healthcare City has announced the setting up of the Mohammad Bin Rashid University for Medicine and Health Sciences and the launch of the Mohammad Bin Rashid University Hospital, which will be opened later. The move follows the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Dubai Healthcare City authority stated that the university will provide students, whether citizens or residents, with a host of academic ...  >>MORE

Mohamed bin Zayed issues decision on scholarships, school holidays in Emirate of Abu Dhabi

Posted on 03/09/2014

His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has issued a decision on the scholarships and school holidays in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The resolution aims to unify and regulate the management of scholarships' affairs and school holidays in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, as well as follow up of the scholars affairs to upgrade their academic and cultural ...  >>MORE

Thousands of school seats made available by Abu Dhabi Education Council

Posted on 03/09/2014

The Abu Dhabi Education Council, ADEC, has allocated 18 thousand school seats for students in 14 new private schools in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain for the academic year 2014/2015. Hamad Ali Al Dhaheri, ADEC Executive Director of Private Schools and Quality Assurance Sector, said that the number of seats that the council was able to guarantee has exceeded their private school target for the year. "The provision of such a large number of school seats comes as result of the council's efforts to boost ...  >>MORE

Executive School Transport Committee in Abu Dhabi introduces new uniforms for bus escorts and drivers

Posted on 03/09/2014

The Executive School Transport Committee in Abu Dhabi announced yesterday the introduction of new uniforms for school bus drivers and escorts as part of its implementation of new school transport legislation that aims to raise school transport standards to the highest levels. This comes as part of the close cooperation among committee members and in accordance with the Surface Transport Master Plan, STMP, in Abu Dhabi. The new uniform helps identify the staff, relays discipline and trust ...  >>MORE

Doors open to students of the world at NYUAD

Posted on 03/09/2014

The first intake of students at New York University Abu Dhabi's new Saadiyat Island campus has begun its first week of classes. There was a sense of excitement on the campus on Monday as students congregated after a week of orientation to start their four-year undergraduate degrees. Staff members were keen to laud the diverse student body, which hailed from 60 different countries and spoke more than 100 languages. Examples of this multiculturalism included Sangeetha Mahadevan, Indian born and ...  >>MORE

Lubna Al Qasimi commends Hamdan bin Rashid during Al Maktoum College graduation ceremony in Scotland

Posted on 01/09/2014

DUNDEE: Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development and President of Zayed University, has praised the efforts of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and U.A.E. Minister of Finance, in promoting and developing the Al Maktoum College of Higher Education in Scotland and turning it into an exemplary international institution, and for equipping future generations of Emirati girls about multiculturalism and leadership, ...  >>MORE

American University of Dubai welcomes new students

Posted on 01/09/2014

The American University in Dubai (AUD) welcomed its new students for Fall 2014 during "Orientation Week” that kicked off on Sunday to start the new academic journey over a week full of activities. During orientation, AUD President, Dr Lance de Masi and Provost/Chief Academic Officer, Dr Jihad Nader, and the Student Services' Team addressed the students. Dr Lance de Masi welcomed the new students, and spoke of the twelve "musts” for success at AUD and beyond: "Do your best, Listen, Develop ...  >>MORE

Lubna attends Zayed University's new faculty welcome reception

Posted on 29/08/2014

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD) and President of Zayed University, has attended a welcome reception for 63 new faculty members who have joined the Abu Dhabi and Dubai campuses of the University for the new academic year which starts next Sunday. In her remarks at the reception, Sheikha Lubna emphasised that the professional and academic performance of teachers is the cornerstone of the process of education and represents a ...  >>MORE

University of Dubai launches new programmes

Posted on 29/08/2014

The University of Dubai recently advanced its educational resources by launching the first and only PhD programme offered by a private university in Dubai, which will benefit 15 local students. The university has also aligned its business programmes to management qualifications from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) to become the first university outside the U.K. and the first university in the Middle East to offer ILM Level 5 and Level 7 certifications to its graduates in BBA ...  >>MORE

Al Maktoum College in Scotland to celebrate graduation of 56 female students

Posted on 28/08/2014

The Al Maktoum College of Higher Education in Scotland will celebrate the graduation of its 19th batch of students from the Multiculturalism and Leadership Programme on Friday, August 29th, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and U.A.E. Minister of Finance. The ceremony, which will be attended by Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development and Mirza Al Sayegh, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of ...  >>MORE

School leaders are our experts in developing education, says Dr. Al Qubaisi

Posted on 28/08/2014

Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, Director-General at the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), has stressed on the importance of school leadership in the planning and development process in order to fulfill ADEC's goals to improve education. During her welcome speech at the "School Leaders Forum", which hosted more than 800 school leaders from across the public school sector, she stressed on the fact that "Education is an ambitious vision for our prudent UAE leaders, and this has always been the case since ...  >>MORE

ADU receives international accreditation from ABET

Posted on 27/08/2014

Abu Dhabi University's College of Engineering has received international accreditation from the world-renowned prestigious Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, after its success in passing international standards and procedures implemented by the commission to ensure quality of education, curricula, learning outcomes and a high calibre of graduates. Commenting on this new accolade, Ali Saeed bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Chairman of Abu Dhabi University's Board of Directors, explained ...  >>MORE

Hamdan bin Mubarak hails progress in higher education institutions

Posted on 26/08/2014

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, has commended the development in U.A.E.'s higher education institutions, citing the conducive atmosphere, which attracts the students to the U.A.E. higher education institutions. The remark follows the ranking of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research number one in the world, scoring 96.5 per cent in the index of movement of students into the U.A.E., up from the number three in 2013. ...  >>MORE

Ministry of Education endorses academic year calendar for 2014- 2015

Posted on 22/08/2014

The Ministry of Education has endorsed the academic year calendar for 2014 - 2015 in light of the amendments introduced to stabilise the educational process, and give the students opportunity to practice non-curricula activities. The new calendar allows teachers to invest days devoted to the development of skills so as to acquire more tools and modern techniques for classroom management through a pack of advanced rehabilitation programmes to be implemented by the Ministry. According to the ...  >>MORE

300 Emirati’s join the teaching workforce this academic school year

Posted on 21/08/2014

The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) hired 300 new Emirati teachers in addition to 96 Arab expatriate teachers for the 2014-2015 academic school year. The move comes in line with ADEC's strategic plan to recruit Emirati talents into the teaching field as part of an ambitious agenda to Emiratise the entire teaching community across public schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. During her welcoming speech at the Sorbonne University yesterday, Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, Director General at ADEC, spoke ...  >>MORE

Students to explore science and technology at Khalifa University summer camp

Posted on 20/08/2014

Khalifa University has launched a new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) summer camp at its Abu Dhabi campus. The camp is expected to attract more than 30 grade 10 and 11 students interested in pursuing a career in engineering or the technology sector. The summer programme aims to inspire students through challenges and competitions, hands-on activities, and discover the world of engineering. Over the course of the week, students will explore robotics, mechanics, ...  >>MORE

Many U.A.E. schools continue upward trend in A-level exams

Posted on 15/08/2014

Although A-level examination results in England have dropped slightly this year, many schools in the U.A.E. have continued to show an upward trend in performance, some even achieving a 100 per cent pass rate. The A-level results for students enrolled at British curriculum schools in the U.A.E., which were released on Thursday, determine the universities that they will attend. In GEMS schools offering the British national curriculum, 32 per cent of students have received A*-A, which is higher ...  >>MORE

U.A.E. leads Gulf region with most number of international schools: ISC

Posted on 14/08/2014

The U.A.E. ranked first as the country with the highest number of international schools, dominating the region with 439, up from 433 in the first quarter of this year, said a report by the International School Consultancy Group. According to the report expansion of international schools in the Gulf region continues, registering the second fastest growth rate in the world and now has 982 international schools in the region with a million students collectively paying US$6 billion in fees. ISC's ...  >>MORE

Sultan approves UoS' budget for 2014-2015 academic year

Posted on 11/08/2014

H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, and President of the University of Sharjah (UoS) on Sunday approved the a Dh727 million budget for the university's 2014-2015 academic year, an increase of 30 percent from the previous budget for the current academic year 2013-2014. This came as H.H. Sheikh Sultan chaired the 37th meeting of the board of trustees of University of Sharjah (UoS) in London. The new budget is aimed at boosting ...  >>MORE

Al Ain University for Science and Technology develop new services for students in preparation for the academic year 2014/2015

Posted on 11/08/2014

Al Ain University for Science and Technology, has announced that it developed a new services for students through admission and registration unit and financial department within the framework of preparations for receiving new students, for the academic year 2014/2015, in both Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses. The university has developed a special section that receives the new students and their parents in which it answers all their inquiries, as well as providing many information for the ...  >>MORE

UAE Ministry of Education opens more high-tech classrooms

Posted on 24/07/2014

About 25,000 pupils will have tablet computers this academic year as the Ministry of Education expands its programme to bring smart learning to classrooms. The Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Learning Programme, launched last year for pupils in Grade 7 and some in Grade 8, will be expanded to Grades 1 and 5 in chosen schools. It will also be introduced to other pupils in Grade 7, 8 and 9, at a total cost of Dh120 million. Most of the pupils will receive tablets and their classrooms will be ...  >>MORE

Emirates Foundation, Ministry of Education embed sustainability, financial literacy in U.A.E. public schools curriculum

Posted on 17/07/2014

As part of its on-going efforts to deliver sustainable and positive impact on the lives of Emirati youth, Emirates Foundation has concluded the third phase of incorporating sustainability and financial literacy in the curriculum of public schools in U.A.E.. Including sustainable development issues in the teaching curriculum of public schools is one of the leading education projects of the foundation in the U.A.E. and the region. The project aims to incorporate subjects such as environment, ...  >>MORE

Al-Maktoum College launches 19th edition of multiculturalism and leadership skills programme

Posted on 12/07/2014

Under directives from H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and U.A.E. Minister of Finance, the Scotland-based Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education has launched the 19th edition of its programme on multiculturalism and leadership skills for 56 female students from nine U.A.E. universities and colleges as well as five employees from Dubai Courts. The new edition of the programme will be conducted at the college's campus in Dundee, Scotland, between 9 August - 5 ...  >>MORE

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Mohammed bin Rashid approves Education Ministry's plan for 2015-2021


Ministry of Higher Education launches a volunteer initiative to protect the Arabic language


U.S. college archives named after U.A.E.’s Khalaf Al Habtoor


Minister of Education sets up advisory council comprising 227 teachers


Hamdan bin Mubarak receives ISO certificates for U.A.E. University


U.S. Under-Secretary Stengel visits NYU Abu Dhabi to discuss global education


Green revolution at Abu Dhabi schools


HBMSU Chancellor appointed Governing Board Member of UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education


Al Qubaisi hails U.A.E. leadership's educational investment in people, keen efforts to embrace and support nation's children


Education Minister: Education is U.A.E. leadership's highest priority


Dubai private schools to reach 250 by 2020, driven by 65% rise in student population


HCT-Sharjah opens U.A.E.’s first hi-tech Online Learning Zone for students


Abu Dhabi University amongst Quacquarelli Symonds world’s top 700 universities


Emirates College for Advanced Education, Australian Research Council sign MoU for joint educational assessment cooperation


U.A.E. University ranked among world's top 400 Universities


U.A.E. Government channel on YouTube to broadcast film 'Back to School


Construction of Dh26million theatre for Sharjah University – Khorfakkan Branch completed


Al Shamsi: HCT aspires to become number one institution in the U.A.E.


Mohammed bin Rashid University for Medicine and Health Sciences launched


Mohamed bin Zayed issues decision on scholarships, school holidays in Emirate of Abu Dhabi


Thousands of school seats made available by Abu Dhabi Education Council


Executive School Transport Committee in Abu Dhabi introduces new uniforms for bus escorts and drivers


Doors open to students of the world at NYUAD


Lubna Al Qasimi commends Hamdan bin Rashid during Al Maktoum College graduation ceremony in Scotland


American University of Dubai welcomes new students


Lubna attends Zayed University's new faculty welcome reception


University of Dubai launches new programmes


Al Maktoum College in Scotland to celebrate graduation of 56 female students


School leaders are our experts in developing education, says Dr. Al Qubaisi


ADU receives international accreditation from ABET


Hamdan bin Mubarak hails progress in higher education institutions


Ministry of Education endorses academic year calendar for 2014- 2015


300 Emirati’s join the teaching workforce this academic school year


Students to explore science and technology at Khalifa University summer camp


Many U.A.E. schools continue upward trend in A-level exams


U.A.E. leads Gulf region with most number of international schools: ISC


Sultan approves UoS' budget for 2014-2015 academic year


Al Ain University for Science and Technology develop new services for students in preparation for the academic year 2014/2015


UAE Ministry of Education opens more high-tech classrooms


Emirates Foundation, Ministry of Education embed sustainability, financial literacy in U.A.E. public schools curriculum


Al-Maktoum College launches 19th edition of multiculturalism and leadership skills programme