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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

TDIC announces construction of Cranleigh School in final stages

Posted on 03/07/2014

Tourism Development and Investment Company, TDIC, the master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi has announced that the construction of Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, the leading school campus on Saadiyat, has entered its final construction stages, including three main buildings a Junior School, a Science Building and an indoor Sports Centre ahead of its opening in September 2014 for the Foundation Stage 1 to Year 9 school years. For the Junior School and the ...  >>MORE

U.A.E. grade 12 results announced on YouTube

Posted on 02/07/2014

Around 36,000 high school students from across the country gathered around their computer screens on Tuesday to find out how they had fared in the academic year 2013/14. Of that total, 31 pupils were named on Tuesday for earning the highest marks in their school calendar year. The Grade 12 pupils who came on top from public schools and private schools which subscribe to the Ministry of Education curriculum were announced by the Minister of Education for the first time on the U.A.E. ...  >>MORE

Dubai school pupils grows own veggie garden

Posted on 26/06/2014

A British school in Dubai has launched a unique initiative to promote healthy eating among its students by encouraging them to grow veggie patches on the school premises. A visit by XPRESS to the Dubai British School (DBS), located in Emirates Living, this week showed children as young as four and five tending to a fresh crop of organic veggies growing alongside their cafeteria. "We watch them grow every day,” said Alexander Ellis, a four-year-old from FS1. "I love the cucumber plants,” said ...  >>MORE

Khalifa University students showcase their cutting edge ideas at Annual Innovation Exhibition

Posted on 25/06/2014

Khalifa University undergraduate students are demonstrating their unique abilities to innovate and expand the knowledge economy in the UAE. Specialising in a range of engineering programmes, Khalifa University students are conducting research and developing inventions that will have far-reaching impact on the UAE, and perhaps even the world. The event, which took place on Tuesday at the University s Abu Dhabi campus, was dedicated to showcasing senior student s final projects. The exhibition ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi University to open campus in Dubai

Posted on 25/06/2014

Abu Dhabi University plans to open a new campus in either Knowledge Village or Dubai International Academic City in September 2015, the first of its kind to operate in both emirates. "It's important for us to expand our market in terms of accessibility for international students, and Dubai is not only a hub for international trade but is becoming a place for international education,” said Dr Nabil Ibrahim, the university's chancellor. In a decade, the university has grown from 800 students ...  >>MORE

Ministry asks schools to buy books online

Posted on 23/06/2014

All private schools purchase Islamic studies and geography books provided by the MoE, while a limited number of schools follow the MoE curriculum. Over 450 private schools across the UAE will benefit from a new website launched by the Ministry of Education (MoE). The website, www.uaeschoolbooks.com, allows schools to order textbooks and study material through a much faster and more efficient process. All private schools purchase Islamic studies and geography books provided by the MoE, while ...  >>MORE

U.A.E. signs MoU to roll out ‘Safety Smart’ Schools Programme

Posted on 09/06/2014

The U.A.E. is launching an initiative in schools nationwide to improve children s awareness and understanding of safety, health, sustainability and environmental issues. The U.A.E. Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Underwriters Laboratories to roll out its Safety Smart programme in classrooms. U.A.E. students aged between 6 and 14 will be able to participate in the global educational programme. The MoU also aims to qualify educators as programme ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Ruler announces expansion plans for American University of Sharjah

Posted on 08/06/2014

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah and President of American University of Sharjah (AUS), has expressed his satisfaction at the university entering a new developmental stage, and announced plans for expansion of the College of Engineering. H.H. Sheikh Sultan made his remarks in his address to the Spring 2014 Commencement ceremony of the AUS yesterday at University City Hall, Sharjah. The ceremony was also attended by H.H. Sheikh Sultan ...  >>MORE

Queen Rania and Sheikha Bodour discuss children's education and reading

Posted on 06/06/2014

Jordan: Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan met yesterday with Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, in Amman. During the meeting, the two sides discussed the importance of a high quality education for children, and the positive role that reading plays in building and developing children s intellectual capacity. Sheikha Bodour, who is the patron of the U.A.E. Board on Books for Young People, UAEBBY, and Head of ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi University inaugurates new Dh16 million dorm

Posted on 05/06/2014

Abu Dhabi University has unveiled its newly completed dormitories for male students at a cost of Dh16 million, thereby increasing capacity to house 315 students. Commenting on this much needed addition, Ali Saeed bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Chairman of Abu Dhabi University s Executive Board, explained that the University has completed a comprehensive plan that focused on updating and enhancing its various facilities on both campuses, including the completion of new on-campus dorms that cater to the ...  >>MORE

Saif bin Zayed attends signing of MoU to strengthen Khalifa Programme to empower students

Posted on 05/06/2014

H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior yesterday witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Court of H.H. and Brighton College regarding the promotion of common goals for the Khalifa Programme for student empowerment. The agreement aims to unify and support the common national efforts to protect the country from challenges, especially those faced by the younger generation. The signing of the MoU was ...  >>MORE

Urban Street Design Manual included in Abu Dhabi University’s curriculum

Posted on 04/06/2014

One of the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) s key design tools, the Urban Street Design Manual (USDM), has been included in a university degree course in the Emirate. The manual will be a permanent fixture in the curriculum at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) from September. "Piloted in the 2013 educational year, the USDM was taught at ADU as part of the Highway Engineering course for civil engineering students, and plans have been put into place to implement the UDSM into the Urban Design ...  >>MORE

ALHOSN University recognised by the Association of Arab Universities

Posted on 02/06/2014

ALHOSN University has announced its inclusion in the Association of Arab Universities. The recognition, which the university described as an honour, means that the Abu Dhabi based institution, which opened in 2005, is now part of an organisation working within the framework of the Arab League. The Association of Arab Universities has 240 university members from 22 countries, working to support and connect universities in the Arab world to enhance cooperation among them. Dr. Munther Momany, ...  >>MORE

State-of-the-art T.V studio established at UAEU

Posted on 01/06/2014

Dr Aisha Al Nuaimi, Associate Professor and Chair of Department of Mass Communication at United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), has hailed support and patronage of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister and Chairman of National Media Council (NMC) for Mass Communication students at the University. She added that Sheikh Abdullah's interest comes within his keenness to ensure all advanced equipment and technological capabilities to train and raise their professional ...  >>MORE

NYU Abu Dhabi celebrates its first graduating class at historic commencement ceremony

Posted on 26/05/2014

New York University President John Sexton and NYU Abu Dhabi Vice Chancellor Alfred Bloom officiated at the University's inaugural commencement ceremony in Abu Dhabi yesterday. Some 140 students from 49 countries received their undergraduate honours at the ceremony. In attendance were H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs; Yousef Al Otaiba, the UAE Ambassador to the United States; Zaki Nusseibeh, Cultural Advisor, Ministry of Presidential Affairs in the UAE; ...  >>MORE

Science park planned for Ajman university

Posted on 25/05/2014

A Dh170 million science park is to built by Ajman University of Science and Technology (Aust). Construction of the 5,000-capacity facility for the emirate was given the go-ahead by Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid, Ruler of Ajman. It is hoped the Aust Science Park will usher in a productive era for science education and research in the Northern Emirates. "This project is a translation of the vision that set up Ajman University in 1988,” said Mr Osama Salman, vice president of Aust. "This vision has ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council approves 13 development projects in Q1 2014

Posted on 22/05/2014

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) announced yesterday that 13 development projects covering over four million sqm. were approved during the first quarter of the year, with 70% of that being residential. Five of the approved projects were Master Plans, with the remaining eight being detailed Project Plans. One of the biggest project approvals was for Aldar Properties' Al Raha Beach East Master Plan. The development consists of reclaimed land along the coast with a series of canals ...  >>MORE

Lubna signs agreement on setting up Sheikha Latifa bint Hamdan Al Maktoum Centre for Student Activities at ZU

Posted on 18/05/2014

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of Development and International Co-operation and President of Zayed University (ZU), has signed an agreement on the establishment of the Sheikha Latifa bint Hamdan Al Maktoum Centre for Student Activities at Zayed University (ZU). Inked at the ZU's campus in Dubai, Mirza Al Sayegh, Director the office of H.H Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum and member of the board of trustees of Al Maktoum Foundation, signed on behalf of Al Maktoum Foundation. ...  >>MORE

Hamdan bin Mohammed orders construction of smart, eco-friendly nursery schools

Posted on 17/05/2014

Acting on directives by the Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the General Secretariat of the Executive Council has announced embarking on the construction of two smart and eco-friendly nursery schools in Al Warqaa and Al Barsha areas in cooperation with the Dubai Educational District. The announcement is part of a series of strategic initiatives in the field of education that aim to raise the bar in the quality of ...  >>MORE

Bodour Al Qasimi inaugurates first smart classrooms in Sharjah kindergarten

Posted on 11/05/2014

Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), Founder and CEO of Kalimat Group, has inaugurated the first four classrooms equipped with Horouf's interactive educational applications at Al Darary Kindergarten in Sharjah. The opening of the smart classrooms comes as a gesture from HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, who ordered the expansion of at Al Darary Kindergarten ...  >>MORE

Zayed University students display their entrepreneurial spirit

Posted on 08/05/2014

From design to dresses to "Emirati sushi”, the talent of the country's young people is evident. Their innovations were on display Wednesday at the Zayed University carnival where students – past and present – showcased their unique products. Some students, such as Aisha Alowais and Maryam Alghafli, started their businesses after people had complimented their work that had first began as a hobby. Ms Alowais, an interior design student, said her business began through her love for jewellery ...  >>MORE

Higher Education Minister reiterates UAE leadership keen interest in women's empowerment

Posted on 04/05/2014

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, has reiterated UAE leaders' keen interest in backing all efforts to promote an optimal and enabling environment for women's education aimed at further empowering them to prove their efficiency in the labour market and contribute to the building of the nation. The minister hailed the women's empowerment efforts of H.H Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairperson of the General Women's Union (GWU), Chairwoman ...  >>MORE

Construction of NYU Abu Dhabi’s Campus on Saadiyat Island completed on schedule

Posted on 29/04/2014

NYU Abu Dhabi, NYUAD, yesterday announced the completion of construction of its Saadiyat Island main campus, in line with its scheduled completion date announced at the start of construction in June 2010. The campus includes academic buildings, a library, theatres, indoor sports facilities, student and faculty residences and laboratories. In addition, the outdoor sports facilities, including pitches, a grandstand, and an athletics track, are scheduled for completion by mid-July. Delivered ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi University's UAE Undergraduate Student Research Competition attracts 515 students

Posted on 29/04/2014

515 undergraduate students from various disciplines in universities across the UAE so far have submitted their research papers in the second annual United Arab Emirates Undergraduate Student Research Competition (UGSRC). Held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the competition is part of a comprehensive strategy designed and implemented by Abu Dhabi University to highlight the importance of encouraging undergraduate ...  >>MORE

Sustainability, finance added to UAE public school syllabus

Posted on 17/04/2014

Two new subjects will be introduced in public schools across the UAE, following a collaboration between Emirates Foundation for Youth Development and the Ministry of Education. Students will now study sustainability and financial literacy as part of the revised public school curriculum. Education Minister Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qattami and Emirates Foundation Managing Director Shaikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan signed an agreement to incorporate sustainability and personal finance ...  >>MORE

Khalifa Award recognises contributions to education

Posted on 15/04/2014

As the UAE's education sector advances, there is a growing need for talented individuals to enter and enrich the field. In a bid to support this process, the seventh Khalifa Award for Education on Monday honoured 36 people, projects and organisations. Winners at the ceremony in the capital included 23 educators and innovators, as well as eight organisations and five projects that have contributed towards enhancing education in the Arab world. Speaking at the ceremony, Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed ...  >>MORE

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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


TDIC announces construction of Cranleigh School in final stages


U.A.E. grade 12 results announced on YouTube


Dubai school pupils grows own veggie garden


Khalifa University students showcase their cutting edge ideas at Annual Innovation Exhibition


Abu Dhabi University to open campus in Dubai


Ministry asks schools to buy books online


U.A.E. signs MoU to roll out ‘Safety Smart’ Schools Programme


Sharjah Ruler announces expansion plans for American University of Sharjah


Queen Rania and Sheikha Bodour discuss children's education and reading


Abu Dhabi University inaugurates new Dh16 million dorm


Saif bin Zayed attends signing of MoU to strengthen Khalifa Programme to empower students


Urban Street Design Manual included in Abu Dhabi University’s curriculum


ALHOSN University recognised by the Association of Arab Universities


State-of-the-art T.V studio established at UAEU


NYU Abu Dhabi celebrates its first graduating class at historic commencement ceremony


Science park planned for Ajman university


Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council approves 13 development projects in Q1 2014


Lubna signs agreement on setting up Sheikha Latifa bint Hamdan Al Maktoum Centre for Student Activities at ZU


Hamdan bin Mohammed orders construction of smart, eco-friendly nursery schools


Bodour Al Qasimi inaugurates first smart classrooms in Sharjah kindergarten


Zayed University students display their entrepreneurial spirit


Higher Education Minister reiterates UAE leadership keen interest in women's empowerment


Construction of NYU Abu Dhabi’s Campus on Saadiyat Island completed on schedule


Abu Dhabi University's UAE Undergraduate Student Research Competition attracts 515 students


Sustainability, finance added to UAE public school syllabus


Khalifa Award recognises contributions to education