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Sharjah Islamic University to open in 2014

Posted on 21/04/2013

A new Arab Islamic university, called Sharjah Islamic University (Arabic name: Jameaat Al Qasimia), will be set up in Sharjah University City in 2014, as per an Emiri Decree issued yesterday by His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. The Emiri Decree No. 2 of 2013 was issued by Sheikh Sultan as he chaired the second preparatory meeting for Sharjah the Capital for Islamic culture celebrations. The construction of the university will be ...  >>MORE

UAE President appoints Hamdan bin Mubarak as UAE University Chancellor

Posted on 17/04/2013

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued three federal decrees naming Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research as UAE University Chancellor, Dr Maitha Al Shamsi, Minister of State as President of Zayed University and Mohammad Hassan Omran Al Shamsi as Chancellor of Higher College of Technology with the rank of minister. Commenting on the issuance of three federal decrees, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al ...  >>MORE

Dubai Knowledge Village and Dubai International Academic City record 24 per cent growth in 2012

Posted on 14/04/2013

The Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV) and Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) this week announced an overall growth of 24 per cent as a further 80 HR and education institutes signed up to the business parks throughout 2012, up from 61 new partners in 2011, bringing the total to 564 across both business parks. Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV) saw the introduction of a number of new educational providers and consultants, including executive search firms Carmichael Fisher MEA and Antal ...  >>MORE

Khalifa University wins Ellucian Inspire Award

Posted on 10/04/2013

Khalifa University announced yesterday that it has been awarded the Ellucian Inspire Award for Operational Excellence at the recent Ellucian Live event in Philadelphia, USA. The University employed best practices from around the world, including some of Ellucians technology, to capture US$10 million of goods and services expenses and apply them to the fiscal 2012 budget, freed an estimated 400 hours per year for IT and functional resources to devote to other value-added services and accessed ...  >>MORE

TDIC, Kids First to open nursery school on Saadiyat Island

Posted on 04/04/2013

Tourism Development '&' Investment Company (TDIC), has signed with Kids First Group, an internationally-recognised academic operator, to open the first nursery school on Saadiyat later this year. The nursery complements the educational projects currently being developed on Saadiyat, which include New York University Abu Dhabi - being developed by Mubadala - and Cranleigh Abu Dhabi school, whereby the crucial education stages - from pre-school up to university level - will be available on ...  >>MORE

Cyber Security becomes core part of UAE curriculum

Posted on 03/04/2013

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has run a collaborative program with its subsidiary body the United Arab Emirates Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) designed to boost cyber security awareness among students at all stages of education. The initiative trained nearly 500 1st to 12th grade teachers from every emirate on IT security best-practice, providing the core knowledge needed to enhance the IT curriculum. "Cyber security is a ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi: "Education for the iGeneration" begins today

Posted on 02/04/2013

The Institute of Applied Technology will launch today the 2-day Technological Education Conference "Education for the iGeneration" at the Fatima College of Health Sciences, Abu Dhabi. The conference will see a participation of elite expertise from around the world specialised in Technological Education systems from the USA, UK and other leading Technological companies. IAT Managing director and IAT TEC president, Dr. Abdullatif Al Shamsi, stated that a lot of surprises await the Applied ...  >>MORE

UAE is making steady progress towards knowledge-driven economy: Nahyan

Posted on 01/04/2013

The UAE has made remarkable achievements in its quest for developing a knowledge-based economy and a vibrant community in a short span of time thanks to the able leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, according to Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development. In a keynote address to the inaugural 2013 BCS International IT Conference, Sheikh Nahyan said the 21st century is a one of promising opportunities. 'We must ...  >>MORE

Education is key leverage to national identity: Sheikh Hazza

Posted on 01/04/2013

H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor, and Deputy Chairman of Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, stressed yesterday the vital role education is playing in shaping the future of the nation and its national identity. 'When we speak about education and its role in defining the future of the nation, we are definitely talking about national identity which can never remain proper and coherent without curricula that promote it and its role and standing, present history of the ...  >>MORE

Khalifa University joins Cadence Academic Network

Posted on 01/04/2013

Khalifa University of Science Technology '&' Research (KUSTAR), an independent, non-profit, coeducational institution inaugurated in 2007 as part of an Abu Dhabi Government initiative, has joined the Cadence Academic Network. To kick off the collaboration, Khalifa University invited senior officials from Cadence to visit the campus's Semiconductor Research Centre, the Khalifa University announced yesterday. Cadence Design Systems is a leader in global electronic design innovation, and offers ...  >>MORE

Students urged to Inspire, Innovate and Invent at HCT's Festival of Thinkers conference

Posted on 27/03/2013

The Higher Colleges of Technology's 5th Festival of Thinkers Conference opened yesterday in Abu Dhabi with university student-delegates being urged to follow in the footsteps of the Nobel Laureates and world thinkers for the betterment of education and individual's lives. The iconic international student conference was officially inaugurated by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development and Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology in the ...  >>MORE

Paris-Sorbonne Abu Dhabi appoints Dr. Fatima S. Al-Shamsi as Deputy Vice Chancellor Administrative Affairs

Posted on 27/03/2013

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi announced that Dr. Fatima S. Al-Shamsi has joint the University as Deputy Vice Chancellor of Administrative Affairs. Dr. Fatima comes with a wealth of 20 years of experience in both academic and administrative fields in the Higher Education Sector. Dr. Fatima has a PhD from the University of Exeter (UK) in Economics. In 2007 she was assigned by UAEU, as Secretary General, managing the administrative and financial affairs, including Human Resources, Finance, ...  >>MORE

UAE national students from Ruwais Colleges to develop their first fuel efficient car

Posted on 25/03/2013

The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT)'s Ruwais Colleges and Shell yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which Shell will support engineering students in building an ultra fuel-efficient "made in the UAE" car, enabling them to compete at the 2013 global Shell Eco-marathon challenge. They will join other UAE and regional universities at the innovation driven challenge taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in July 2013. The MOU was signed by Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Vice ...  >>MORE

HCT celebrates 25th Anniversary with international education conferences

Posted on 25/03/2013

Nobel Laureates, educators, technologists, world thinkers and highly motivated international students will converge on the UAE this week as the Higher Colleges of Technology stages the Festival of Thinkers and Education Without Borders conferences, as part of its 25th Anniversary celebrations. The celebrations will be devoted to the attainment of excellence in education and will feature various educational, leadership and technology-focused forums. It will commence with the Festival of ...  >>MORE

EAD and ADEC discuss embedding environmental education within Abu Dhabi school curricula

Posted on 13/03/2013

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the Abu Dhabi Educational Council (ADEC) organised a workshop on a pilot programme that will embed environmental education within schools' curricula. The joint initiative entails continued cooperation between EAD and ADEC targeting Kindergarten, Cycle 1 government schools and private primary schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as part of its pilot phase. In the next few years, the initiative will be implemented on a larger scale to reach even more ...  >>MORE

Higher Colleges of Technology celebrates 25th anniversary with Education Without Borders 2013 conference

Posted on 12/03/2013

The 7th biennial conference Education Without Borders 2013 (EWB 2013), will be held in the last week of the current month as part of the Higher Colleges of Technology's 25th Anniversary. This year the student-oriented conference will be held at the Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology and is part of a week of educational celebrations and activities hosted by the HCT to mark the milestone in its short history. Under the main theme of Bridging the Gap Innovative Solutions to Global Educational ...  >>MORE

ALHOSN University's MIS students fly off to US on educational tour

Posted on 12/03/2013

The Management Information Systems (MIS) Department at ALHOSN University, has sent nine of its students (one male and eight females) on a once-in-a-lifetime 10-day trip to Seattle, USA, to learn about America's educational and industrial practices. Encouraged by University Vice Chancellor, the trip was meticulously prepared six months in advance by Dr. Fadia Hegazy, Associate Professor and Chair of the MIS Department, and Dr. Kamel Ghorab, Professor of MIS and strategic Management, who served ...  >>MORE

University of North Carolina delegation visit ZU Dubai campus

Posted on 11/03/2013

A delegation from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, on Sunday visited the Zayed University Campus in Dubai. The 33 students led by professor Paul Friga, Director of Consulting Concentrations and Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, was received by Provost of Zayed University, Dr. Larry Wilson, and vice-provost, Bryan Gilroy and other faculty members. During the visit, the delegation discussed scientific and academic cooperation in fields such as IT, student and ...  >>MORE

ADEC receives delegation from Northern Michigan University

Posted on 08/03/2013

Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), received a delegation from Northern Michigan University, USA. The meeting was attended by H.E. Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, ADEC's Executive Director of School Operations, and Dr. Arif Al Hammadi, ADEC's Executive Director of Higher Education. The delegation from Northern Michigan University (NMU) was headed by Dr. David Haynes, NMU President, and included Dr. Paul Lang, Vice President for Academic ...  >>MORE

UAE seen as one of the world’s top five education destinations

Posted on 07/03/2013

The UAE is seen as the fourth most attractive education destination in the world for students seeking to pursue their studies abroad, and the most attractive education destination among emerging market economies – beating the likes of China, Singapore and Australia. This is according to a survey of over 2,400 students and a cross-section of companies. The new research was released yesterday by Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), in conjunction with Deloitte. The study, carried out by ...  >>MORE

Varsities in UAE to get rankings

Posted on 06/03/2013

Universities in the UAE will soon be ranked as part of a new system being developed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Speaking to Khaleej Times, Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, said: "There will be a (university) ranking system. We are committed to maintaining a high quality of education and we have plans to build a good accreditation system and licensing policies.” His remarks came on the sidelines of the ...  >>MORE

ALHOSN University features eco-friendly mosque, cultural montage at Creative Emirati Exhibition

Posted on 04/03/2013

ALHOSN University was chosen alongside five other elite universities in Abu Dhabi to showcase the scientific and intellectual talents of its students during the Creative Emirati Exhibition and Forum held recently at the Officers Club in Abu Dhabi. The Forum served as a platform for introducing the best works of students engaged in technical fields such as computer science and engineering to encourage investments from specialist individuals and major organisations. Organised by the Abu Dhabi ...  >>MORE

UAE higher education providers join iTunes U

Posted on 03/03/2013

The UAE government premier higher education institutions - UAE University, Zayed University and Higher Colleges of Technology - have joined Apple's iTunes U, the world's largest online catalogue of free education contents. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, said the network will enable the UAE's three higher education providers to offer online educational contents and paths and students will have easy access to huge valuable learning ...  >>MORE

Students to shoot for the stars

Posted on 18/02/2013

After three highly successful expeditions, the region's only space exploration program is now back offering students between the ages of 12 and 18 who aspire to be engineers, scientists, or even astronauts a chance to take part in their fourth edition, this time introducing two trips simultaneously, one for the boys and one for the girls. "I am very happy with the demand we see from the students with regards to space exploration and their interest in pursuing science and technology. Therefore, ...  >>MORE

Programme to train the surgeons of tomorrow at Sheikh Zayed Institute

Posted on 11/02/2013

When looking for a career after leaving high school, Noura Al Matroushi was drawn to study medicine - but decided instead to go for an engineering course. Now, however, she can pursue her original choice thanks to a new training programme. Last year, Ms Al Matroushi was the first Emirati to take part in the Student Innovators Programme at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation in Washington. "I wanted to study medicine, but at the same time programmes were limited and ...  >>MORE

UAE universities design their own iPad apps for students

Posted on 10/02/2013

The UAE's three federal universities are preparing to launch their own iPad apps for students, featuring locally designed curricula and learning materials. The apps will run under Apple's iTunes-U (for university), a platform that makes it easy for academics to organise their courses into iPad format. The system, launched in 2007, is used by major universities around the world, including Oxford, Cambridge, Yale and Harvard. Following the success of a pilot project for remedial students, ...  >>MORE

Walk for Education puts best foot forward

Posted on 09/02/2013

Jumeirah Beach Road was awash in a sea of colourful T-shirts early on Friday as 5,500 people took to the streets to support Walk for Education 2013. Organised by Dubai Cares, the awareness event saw residents covering a distance of three kilometres, which represents the average distance millions of children around the world have to walk to go to school on a daily basis. The Walk for Education, a Dubai Cares official said, aims to raise awareness of issues that prevent children in developing ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi and Berlin to boost higher education partnership

Posted on 04/02/2013

Higher education institutions in Abu Dhabi and Berlin will maintain greater academic cooperation to carry out initiatives in higher education and scientific research. A Memorandum of Understanding, signed by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Klaus Wowereit, the Governing Mayor of Berlin, will define mechanisms of the joint educational partnership. Sheikh Nahyan said the MoU will expand channels of cooperation to enable higher education ...  >>MORE

NYU Abu Dhabi Research Capabilities bolstered by most advanced supercomputer in the UAE

Posted on 02/02/2013

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is now operating the fastest high-performance computer (HPC) in the UAE. NYUAD's HPC cluster, named "BuTinah" after the marine-protected archipelago reserve off the coast of Abu Dhabi, is already playing a critical role in supporting the computational requirements of the NYUAD research community. BuTinah is also connected to Ankabut, the UAE's national research and education network, supporting high-speed connectivity between educational, research, and ...  >>MORE

UAE to launch School Parliament by September

Posted on 01/02/2013

Lively, outgoing and daring schoolchildren in the UAE will be given a unique opportunity to bring about the change they want as election campaigns and voting are around the corner for them. All are too young to vote in the country's parliamentary elections, but thousands of young people will be eligible to elect a 54-member youth parliament made up of primary and secondary school pupils across the country, with all the pomp and ceremony resident in any other parliamentary election process in ...  >>MORE

UAEU signs MoU with ICPA to curb addictions and promote public health initiatives

Posted on 30/01/2013

As part of a continued effort to promote public health and to combat addictions within society, the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) and the International Commission for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (ICPA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to develop preventative strategies through education, advocacy and research. The ICPA is a non-governmental organisation, founded in 1952 and has been active in over 100 countries since its inception. ...  >>MORE

UAE University to open French Corner

Posted on 29/01/2013

UAE University (UAEU) will set up a French Corner at its Zayed Central Library to help prepare students who wish to pursue higher education in France. The announcement was made following a meeting between Professor Mohammad Yousuf Baniyas, provost and chief academic officer of the UAEU, and Dr Eric Fouache, vice-chancellor of Sorbonne-Abu Dhabi University, on Monday. An official of UAE University said two main topics that were discussed at the meeting included the scope for collaboration ...  >>MORE

Sultan opens UoS institute, attends graduation

Posted on 27/01/2013

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah (UOS) on Saturday opened the Institute for Academic Leadership Development in Medical Education and Research at the Medical and Health Sciences College complex of UoS. The opening ceremony was attended by Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah. Sheikh Sultan also attended the graduation of the first group ...  >>MORE

Varsity initiative connects students with employers

Posted on 27/01/2013

Zayed University's (ZU's) Office of Enrolment Management, along with the participation of 800 firms in both public and private sectors, launched an initiative to open up career opportunities for graduating citizens. Vice-President of ZU Dr Sulaiman Al Jassim termed the initiative as a form of campaign to showcase employment opportunities for UAE national graduates. The university's initiative comprises a book, which contains illustrative resumes of its graduates, introducing to its target ...  >>MORE

Human resources major pillar of stability, progress: Al Qattami

Posted on 23/01/2013

Human resources, being the issue of the time locally, regionally and worldwide, has become a major and indispensable pillar for the stability and progress of society, says Minister of Education Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qattami. He made this point as part of a lecture he delivered on Monday evening at the Cultural and Scientific Association in Dubai. "Women's involvement in all aspects of life is now seen as a major characteristic of human resources in the UAE, and has led to a quantum leap in ...  >>MORE

Knowledge without Borders initiative to distribute 4,500 books in Khorfakkan

Posted on 23/01/2013

The Knowledge without Borders (KWB) initiative has commenced with the distribution of 4,500 books to people in Khorfakkan at the Expo Centre-Khorfakkan in line with the directions of HH Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and under the close supervision of Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Head of the KWB Organising Committee. The move is aimed at providing every Emirati home with a library of books to promote a culture of reading ...  >>MORE

15,000 new school places coming in Abu Dhabi next academic year

Posted on 21/01/2013

About 15,000 places will be created by the opening of new government schools in the upcoming academic year. An update on the institutions was discussed last week when Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, announced plans to spend Dh330 billion on projects in the capital over the next five years. Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) confirmed that 13 schools would be opened between September this year and August next year - eight ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council unveils its Estidama School programme developed in partnership with Aldar Academies

Posted on 17/01/2013

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) and Aldar Academies are joining forces to educate the next generation on sustainability issues that are relevant to their daily lifestyles. The Estidama School Programme has been developed in partnership with the six schools that comprise Aldar Academies, specifically under the guidance of its Pearl Primary School, which played a key role in developing the purpose and content of the joint initiative. Aimed at creating thematic junior think-tanks, ...  >>MORE

University students’ lessons go mobile

Posted on 14/01/2013

Around 1,500 mobile devices will be provided to first-year bachelor degree students at several universities in efforts to take bold step towards paperless classrooms and learning environments in the capital. The move, which begin next month, will see the introduction of mobile technologies as learning tools for all Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) first–year students starting from the second semester in order to join more than 6,000 HCT foundation programme students, who are already using ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi needs 100 new schools in 7 years as emirate braces for influx

Posted on 09/01/2013

Plans for several thousand government employees to move to Abu Dhabi from other emirates will place additional strain on already overloaded private schools, education authorities have cautioned. About 185,000 children – 60 per cent of all pupils in the emirate, about a quarter of them Emirati – attend private schools in Abu Dhabi. There are 183 private schools, about 70 per cent of them oversubscribed. In the next seven years, the emirate will need up to 100 new schools to serve an additional ...  >>MORE

Khalifa University commits to enhancing community's Environment, Health and Safety

Posted on 08/01/2013

Khalifa University announced yesterday its new Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Policy Statement, emphasising on its commitment to EHS initiatives for all those who work, study, or visit its campuses. The EHS policy statement complies with the Abu Dhabi Environment, Health '&' Safety Management System Regulatory Framework (AD EHSMS RF), the ADEC EHS Regulation, and other relevant legislation and industry standards. "The policy statement dictates the University pledge to protecting and ...  >>MORE

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Sharjah Islamic University to open in 2014


UAE President appoints Hamdan bin Mubarak as UAE University Chancellor


Dubai Knowledge Village and Dubai International Academic City record 24 per cent growth in 2012


Khalifa University wins Ellucian Inspire Award


TDIC, Kids First to open nursery school on Saadiyat Island


Cyber Security becomes core part of UAE curriculum


Abu Dhabi: "Education for the iGeneration" begins today


UAE is making steady progress towards knowledge-driven economy: Nahyan


Education is key leverage to national identity: Sheikh Hazza


Khalifa University joins Cadence Academic Network


Students urged to Inspire, Innovate and Invent at HCT's Festival of Thinkers conference


Paris-Sorbonne Abu Dhabi appoints Dr. Fatima S. Al-Shamsi as Deputy Vice Chancellor Administrative Affairs


UAE national students from Ruwais Colleges to develop their first fuel efficient car


HCT celebrates 25th Anniversary with international education conferences


EAD and ADEC discuss embedding environmental education within Abu Dhabi school curricula


Higher Colleges of Technology celebrates 25th anniversary with Education Without Borders 2013 conference


ALHOSN University's MIS students fly off to US on educational tour


University of North Carolina delegation visit ZU Dubai campus


ADEC receives delegation from Northern Michigan University


UAE seen as one of the world’s top five education destinations


Varsities in UAE to get rankings


ALHOSN University features eco-friendly mosque, cultural montage at Creative Emirati Exhibition


UAE higher education providers join iTunes U


Students to shoot for the stars


Programme to train the surgeons of tomorrow at Sheikh Zayed Institute


UAE universities design their own iPad apps for students


Walk for Education puts best foot forward


Abu Dhabi and Berlin to boost higher education partnership


NYU Abu Dhabi Research Capabilities bolstered by most advanced supercomputer in the UAE


UAE to launch School Parliament by September


UAEU signs MoU with ICPA to curb addictions and promote public health initiatives


UAE University to open French Corner


Sultan opens UoS institute, attends graduation


Varsity initiative connects students with employers


Human resources major pillar of stability, progress: Al Qattami


Knowledge without Borders initiative to distribute 4,500 books in Khorfakkan


15,000 new school places coming in Abu Dhabi next academic year


Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council unveils its Estidama School programme developed in partnership with Aldar Academies


University students’ lessons go mobile


Abu Dhabi needs 100 new schools in 7 years as emirate braces for influx


Khalifa University commits to enhancing community's Environment, Health and Safety