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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

American University welcomes a group of 29 students from the Villanova University, USA, to its campus

Posted on 01/01/2013

The American University in the Emirates welcomed today a group of 29 students from the Villanova School of Business, Villanova University, which is located in Philadelphia, USA and is ranked amongst the top 25 business schools in the USA, to its campus as part of a graduate partnership program between two institutions. As part of this initiative, two weeks "UAE Familiarization Program" is organized from 29th of Dec. 2012 till 12th of Jan 2013. President and CEO of the AUE, Prof Muthanna G. ...  >>MORE

Al Ahmadiya school celebrates 100 years; Mohammed bin Rashid honours pioneer teachers and students

Posted on 24/12/2012

Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, yesterday honoured pioneering teachers and students of Al Ahmadiyah School in Dubai on the occasion of the 100 anniversary of establishing of the institution as first school in Dubai. H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and Mohammed Ahmed Al-Murr, Speaker of Federal National Council, and H.H. Sheikh Majed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al ...  >>MORE

Reem Island to get first school


Posted on 17/12/2012

Another new school has been announced for Abu Dhabi, this one destined for Reem Island. Evolvence Knowledge Investments Limited (EKI) and Sorouh announced Repton School Abu Dhabi was due to open next September, spread across two campuses — though one campus would not open till the following year. The news comes after two other Abu Dhabi schools were announced last month, both of which accommodate nursery to high school. The first campus is a 7,000-square-metre site for 520 children from ...  >>MORE

High-tech learning in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 27/11/2012

New methods of learning dominate today's education landscape, and the emirate of Abu Dhabi is following suit by introducing some of the most advanced methods and tools to enhance young minds. In addition to launching culturally-relevant educational material, the Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) has also worked to develop the professional skills of teachers and staff this year. Other initiatives have focussed on improving infrastructure in the emirate at both public and private schools. At ...  >>MORE

Cranleigh Abu Dhabi set to be largest campus in UAE

Posted on 26/11/2012

The first boarding school in Abu Dhabi is to be opened by the Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) in partnership with a 147-year-old English school. The Abu Dhabi branch of Cranleigh School is set to open in late 2014 and will be located on seven hectares of the Saadiyat Island, making it the largest campus in the country. It will accommodate more than 1,600 students aged three to 18 years. "We are proud to have forged this partnership with one of the UK's most well-established ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Nahyan opens ABB's world class learning zone in the Middle East

Posted on 26/11/2012

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, has attended the inaugural ceremony of ABB's first hub for learning, development and collaboration in the Middle East. Sheikh Nahyan told Emirates News Agency (WAM) after the inauguration ceremony that ABB has been providing significant functional contributions and training in the area of energy technology and automation since its inception in 1976. ABB, the leading power and automation technology ...  >>MORE

Zayed University to take aim at QS World Rankings

Posted on 22/11/2012

Zayed University, the country's youngest federal institution, is on a mission to grab the world's attention. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research and president of the university, has said it is time to aim for world rankings. That means increasing research output and graduate studies, for which goals have been set. The university is gaining pace in research, a key area for rankings "Our research has gone up about 30 per cent over three or four ...  >>MORE

About Sharjah: A university with a heart to serve

Posted on 17/11/2012

The University of Sharjah may have received the much-needed accolade for being the pioneer and the only comprehensive academic institution in the UAE and the GCC. But, only few know that greater than this huge facility is the outreach programme it has extended to the multi-racial communities around. More than 10,000 people in UAE have walked into the University Dental Hospital in Sharjah since 2011 at an average of 200 to 250 a week to avail of free dental care, which may prove to be costly to ...  >>MORE

Nahyan urges students to think outside the box

Posted on 15/11/2012

The spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and well in Fujairah, as the Higher Colleges of Technology Fujairah Colleges yesterday hosted a conference entitled THINK BIG! Learn from Successful Emirati Entrepreneurs as part of the annual Global Entrepreneurship Week. The aim of the conference was to encourage new thinking, new ideas and advances in innovation for the development of businesses, particularly in the local and surrounding areas of the UAE's East Coast region. It was organized by ...  >>MORE

MBRF, UNDP launch "State of Education in Jordan" report

Posted on 12/11/2012

Amman: The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) and the Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) at the United Nations Development Programme on Sunday jointly launched the "State of Education in Jordan" report as part of the Arab Knowledge Report 2010-2011. In remarks at the launch ceremony in Amman, Jordanian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Wajih Mousa Owais hailed the role the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation plays in promoting knowledge and ...  >>MORE

UAE becomes a member of the WRO Advisory Council

Posted on 11/11/2012

The International World Robot Olympiad (WRO) Advisory Council has selected the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) as a permanent member ahead of the (WRO) competitions in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. The UAE will be represented in the WRO Advisory Council by Dr. Najla Naqbi, Programme Manager, Office of Planning and Strategic Affairs at ADEC and Kerry Bailey, special adviser of the school operations at ADEC. This selection comes after the success of the ADEC in spreading the culture ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi University dedicates Dh 4.5 million to scholarships and financial aid

Posted on 05/11/2012

Abu Dhabi University has dedicated Dh 4.49 million to be spent on scholarships and financial aid during the first semester of the academic year 2012 -2013, to benefit students enrolled to study at the University's Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses. Divided into 5 categories, Abu Dhabi University's scholarships program recognises academic excellence and awards students who exhibit exceptional academic achievement through: the "H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan scholarship", the Chairman's ...  >>MORE

Zayed University to gain UK accreditation

Posted on 16/10/2012

Zayed University is to become the first in the country to get external accreditation for its careers services in an effort to ensure its students are ready for the workplace. While external accreditation is common for academic subjects - the university, like many others, is in the process of getting accredited by the US Middle States Commission for Accreditation - it is the first time overseas inspectors have been brought in to certify careers advice. Matrix, a British body, monitors how well ...  >>MORE

Dubai releases Academic Plan Guide

Posted on 09/10/2012

Dubai's Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has released an Academic Plan Guide to assist prospective education operators open a school in Dubai. Announced to coincide with the Education Investment MENA conference held on October 8-10, the guide sets out the criteria by which KHDA evaluates applications from potential school operators. Entitled "Opening a School in Dubai," the handbook gives applicants detailed instructions and advice for preparing an academic plan that meets ...  >>MORE

Nahyan promises to make UAEU a leader in higher education sector

Posted on 04/10/2012

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University, has promised to make the UAE University a higher education provider worthy of the UAE name, an essential resource for the country, and a well-recognised performer among the other fine universities of the world. Addressing the annual convocation for the new academic year yesterday, Sheikh Nahyan said :'Our three basic functions - undergraduate ...  >>MORE

UAE launches a knowledge revolution

Posted on 03/10/2012

Public schools across the UAE are to put in place advanced electronic infrastructure complete with fourth-generation, high-speed networks in a concerted effort to strengthen the overall standard of learning and complement standard curriculums. The use of the latest technology in education was the dominant theme at the third annual conference of the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) titled ‘Information Technology and the Future of Education in the UAE.' The ultimate ...  >>MORE

Fulbright Academy meet held in Capital

Posted on 02/10/2012

The seventh annual conference of Fulbright Academy of Science and Technology was opened by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Abu Dhabi on September 30. The conference took place for the first time in the UAE and was held in partnership with Higher Colleges of Technologies. The focuses were on sustainable cities and sustainable development. "We are pleased to host the seventh annual international conference of the Fulbright Academy of ...  >>MORE

Sultan orders commencement of AUS projects

Posted on 02/10/2012

Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah and President of American University of Sharjah (AUS) His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi approved several projects for AUS including four multi-storeyed car parks, a sports pavilion, a six-lane Olympic running track and all the necessary facilities for the sports teams and administration. Sheikh Sultan instructed on Monday the immediate start of several AUS development projects, as part of the university's efforts to meet increasing ...  >>MORE

Broader range of PhD areas offered to KU students

Posted on 01/10/2012

Five new specialisations under the PhD in engineering programme have been approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Khalifa University announced on Saturday. The new PhD specialisations comprise mechanical, aerospace, nuclear, biomedical engineering and robotics. More than 1,220 students are currently enrolled at Khalifa University (KU), with more than 80 per cent of its students being Emirati. KU has a total of 22 PhD students, with expectations to increase this ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi University awarded 'Inspirational Company' of the Bizz Awards 2012

Posted on 27/09/2012

Abu Dhabi University has recently been awarded the recognition of "Inspirational Company" at the Bizz Awards 2012. Organised by the World Confederation of Businesses (WORLDCOB), the prestigious Bizz award recognises companies and organisations for innovation, business excellence and outstanding management performance, making Abu Dhabi University the only higher education institution to ever receive the Bizz award in the Middle East region. The announcement was made during a ceremony held in ...  >>MORE

UAE to launch global consulting firm to provide services to education sector: Nahyan

Posted on 25/09/2012

The UAE is planning to establish an international firm to offer consultancy services to the education sector in the country and beyond, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, unveiled yesterday. Speaking at the scientific forum on Ipad applications in e-learning in attendance of Vice President of Education - Apple, John Couch, Sheikh Nahyan said the consulting house will represent Zayed University and Higher Colleges of Technology and will be ...  >>MORE

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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


American University welcomes a group of 29 students from the Villanova University, USA, to its campus


Al Ahmadiya school celebrates 100 years; Mohammed bin Rashid honours pioneer teachers and students


Reem Island to get first school



High-tech learning in Abu Dhabi


Cranleigh Abu Dhabi set to be largest campus in UAE


Sheikh Nahyan opens ABB's world class learning zone in the Middle East


Zayed University to take aim at QS World Rankings


About Sharjah: A university with a heart to serve


Nahyan urges students to think outside the box


MBRF, UNDP launch "State of Education in Jordan" report


UAE becomes a member of the WRO Advisory Council


Abu Dhabi University dedicates Dh 4.5 million to scholarships and financial aid


Zayed University to gain UK accreditation


Dubai releases Academic Plan Guide


Nahyan promises to make UAEU a leader in higher education sector


UAE launches a knowledge revolution


Fulbright Academy meet held in Capital


Sultan orders commencement of AUS projects


Broader range of PhD areas offered to KU students


Abu Dhabi University awarded 'Inspirational Company' of the Bizz Awards 2012


UAE to launch global consulting firm to provide services to education sector: Nahyan