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ADU updates its status as UAE's #1 university in social media interaction, engaging almost 100,000 users

Posted on 24/09/2013

In a bid to give students a greater voice and transform communications from a one-way monologue into two-way interaction, Abu Dhabi University has become the UAE's leading university in social media engagement, according to Facebook statistics, attracting the lion's share of all Facebook engagement among local institutions (over 80%). The institution has so far reached more than 2.8 million people worldwide. Underlining its global appeal as a cosmopolitan community, its Twitter followers ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Ruler launches initiative to support smart education in Arabic

Posted on 24/09/2013

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has stressed that human development, and the promotion of scientific and cognitive abilities of humans is a priority concern of the UAE. Sheikh Sultan noted that cognitive development must be in line with the requirements of not only the current era but also for the future, with a commitment to the development of learning tools and maintaining Arab identity and culture. This declaration came as Dr. ...  >>MORE

Education Ministry to provide 113 smart services this year

Posted on 22/09/2013

The Ministry of Education has released a comprehensive guide to 113 services and is planning to make the guide the foundation for shifting these into its package of smart services during the current year, in line with the UAE's shift to smart government. The services listed in the Ministry's new guide target individuals, students and their guardians, and include those delivered at the Ministry itself, educational zones and schools. Detailed information on the services, which are set to ...  >>MORE

UAE pursues excellence in education to empower youth - Nahyan

Posted on 18/09/2013

The UAE saves no effort to prepare citizens for a knowledge-based society and digital economy with programmes designed to empower every young Emirati to become a responsible, self-directed, lifelong learner, a top official told a regional conference on the future of education in the UAE yesterday. "We give thanks to Allah that here in the UAE we enjoy the fruits of the movement of renaissance and complete development which has been led wisely in all parts of the country by our father His ...  >>MORE

USA is country of choice for Emiratis studying abroad

Posted on 18/09/2013

The number of Emirati high school leavers studying in the USA has grown by 12% year-on-year, according to the latest U.S. report on international academic mobility. The "Open Doors 2012" report, published by the Institute of International Education (IIE), states that UAE nationals enrolling in U.S. institutions of higher education in the 2011-12 academic year grew from 1,871 to 2,097. The popularity of the USA for Emirati students comes as the country tops an international university ranking ...  >>MORE

Khalifa University participates in Expo-Sciences International

Posted on 17/09/2013

Khalifa University announced yesterday that it is participating in the on-going Expo-Sciences International (ESI) 2013 which is being held in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from September 15th to 17th. The exhibition, which is supported by Khalifa University as an educational partner, is the largest event in the UAE focusing exclusively on the scientific creativity of young aspiring scientists from all over the world. Khalifa University booth will provide visitors with ...  >>MORE

AUS among top 440 world varsities

Posted on 17/09/2013

American University of Sharjah (AUS), one of the leading universities in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, has continued its year-on-year rise in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Rankings, one of the world's most trusted university rankings. AUS improved its overall QS score to 31.4 this year from 29.49 in 2012, and consequently, its rank rose to the 431-440 range from the 401-450 range of 2012. AUS is one of the few universities in the Middle East & North Africa to be ...  >>MORE

Over 1000 School buses modified to meet New School Transport Regulations in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 12/09/2013

The School Transportation Committee in Abu Dhabi, announced yesterday that more than 1000 school buses (both newly bought and modified) are now operating as per the standards of school bus regulations unveiled by the Department of Transport (DoT) in May this year with an aim to boost the level of safety, security and convenience for students in their daily transportation to and from schools. According to the Committee, which has members from the DoT, the General Headquarters of Abu Dhabi ...  >>MORE

UNESCO hails level of education for all in UAE

Posted on 10/09/2013

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has commended the UAE achievements in the early education, equal gender education opportunity, adult education and level of reading among youth. According to the UNESCO report, the UAE was ranked among the top positions regarding the achievements the global education for all adopted by UNESCO in Dakar Conference 2000 and set 2015 as a year to achieve that goal. The UAE marked on Sunday with other countries worldwide the ...  >>MORE

Cranleigh Abu Dhabi Awarded two Pearl Design Rating Certificate

Posted on 09/09/2013

Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC), the master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi, announced today that Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, an elite school to open on Saadiyat, has achieved a Two Pearl Design Rating Certificate, awarded by the Urban Planning Council (UPC) as part of its Estidama Pearl Building Rating System. Following projects like Louvre Abu Dhabi, this is the fifth Pearl Design Certificate to be awarded to a TDIC development. The ...  >>MORE

NYUAD receives 175 students represent 72 countries

Posted on 09/09/2013

NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has welcomed 175 talented students to the University's undergraduate programme as its Class of 2017. The arrival of the newest class, which represents 72 countries, marks the first time in NYUAD's four-year history that the student body includes a full cohort of undergraduates from first-year students to seniors. (An additional four students admitted to the Class of 2017 will begin their studies in the fall of 2014.) The yield for the incoming class, the percentage of ...  >>MORE

ADEC: Abu Dhabi CEPA results improved by 20% over the last 5 years

Posted on 08/09/2013

The Common Educational Proficiency Assessment (CEPA) results for Grade 12 Emirati public school students in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi significantly improved for the 2012/2013 academic school year compared to previous results in the past five years, according to Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC). The average score increased by 2% compared to the 2011/2012 school year, which signifies a leap from the steady increase of 0.3% over the past four years. In the school year 2012/2013, the average ...  >>MORE

HCT sets goal to be UAE’s top college at 26th annual meet

Posted on 08/09/2013

Higher Colleges of Technology faculty and staff were given the challenge to become the UAE's leading higher education institution within three years, as the country's largest institution officially launched the new academic year on Saturday at its 26th Annual Conference at the HCT - Dubai Men's College. The one-day event, held under the theme of ‘Learning by Doing – Ensuring Student Success by Design', was an opportunity for the HCT community to plan for the academic year ahead, which starts ...  >>MORE

ADEC's P-12 policy meets with higher education institutes to familiarise them on New School Model

Posted on 05/09/2013

The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) organised an induction day for the Faculty of Education of Higher Institutions on several aspects of the council's New School Model (NSM), with emphasis on curriculum, assessment, policies, special education and eLearning. University representatives present at the meeting included University Deans, Education Department Heads and Faculty of Education institutions from across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, representing Khalifa University, ECAE, Zayed University, ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Traffic launches the "Students' safety is everyone's responsibility" campaign

Posted on 05/09/2013

The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Abu Dhabi Police, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), will launch the "Students Safety is Everyone's Responsibility" campaign at the Khalifa City "A" School on the 8th September. Brigadier Eng. Hussein Ahmed Al Harithi, Director of Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Abu Dhabi Police, said: "The campaign aims to engage all social categories, as well as empower the role of schools, parents, education and administration ...  >>MORE

UAEU freshers milestone

Posted on 03/09/2013

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) organised the new students' orientation for 4,932 freshmen, the biggest cohort since its establishment in 1976. Dr Ali Rashid Al Noaimi, vice chancellor of UAEU, welcomed the students and conveyed the regards and greetings of Sheikh Hamdan Mubarak Al Nahyan, minister of higher education and scientific research, UAEU Chancellor, who wished them success during their university journey. Dr Al Noaimi highlighted that university is very different from ...  >>MORE

20,000 more seats in 9 new Dubai schools

Posted on 03/09/2013

Nine new schools will open in Dubai this year, setting a record for the largest number of new schools to open in an academic year since the development of Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in 2007. The opening of these new schools will take the total number of private schools to 159, marking Dubai's rebound from a financial slowdown during the global economic crisis. Investors are pumping in more money into school education with every passing year, as more families are moving ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi teachers plug in to anti-drugs message

Posted on 02/09/2013

A programme that teaches schoolchildren about the hazards of smoking and taking drugs has been well received by pupils, parents and teachers. The initiative, called Unplugged, has been brought in at six Emirates National Schools and it is hoped it will be introduced to more. Developed by the National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) and Abu Dhabi Education Council, the curriculum is based on the European Union Drug Abuse Prevention Programme. Shaima Al Jabry, communication officer at the NRC, ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Education Council introduces new changes for forthcoming academic year

Posted on 27/08/2013

For the forthcoming academic year, the Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) will be introducing new initiatives that aim to raise educational standards, encourage students to read more and incorporate the Emirati culture into education. The initiatives include new textbooks for science and English across kindergarten to Grade 5. The English language textbooks will be accompanied by a teacher's and parent's guide as well as a digital component. Similarly, Arabic language teachers will be given ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi University to launch state-of-the-art mechanical engineering lab to tackle challenges in nuclear power, green' energy, robotics

Posted on 25/08/2013

As part of its goal to help Abu Dhabi and the UAE in solving some of the world's biggest challenges, Abu Dhabi University is adding an advanced Mechanical Engineering lab to its existing engineering facilities next month. In line with its commitment of giving students world-class standards, the lab has been benchmarked against the highly-respected University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. ADU, which already has one of the region's best records for students' employment within a year ...  >>MORE

ADU's Enterprise centre becomes magnet for aspiring business

Posted on 25/08/2013

The Abu Dhabi University's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre "ADU Enterprise" has started attracting international audience due to its popularity among the inspiring business community. Dr Nabil Ibrahim, Chancellor of Abu Dhabi University explained: "Our program is reversing the trend by the vast majority of start-up businesses that fail within a five year time frame by incubating "out of the box" thinkers who are the architects of tomorrow's business empires. We help entrepreneurs to ...  >>MORE

Dubai International Academic City programme portfolio set to grow by 10% due to Industry demand

Posted on 19/08/2013

Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) announced that its universities would be increasing the number of courses on offer by more than 10% for the 2013/14 Academic Year. In direct response to industry demand, universities including Amity, Heriot Watt and IMT will add an additional 35 degrees in tourism and hospitality, engineering and accounting to their existing portfolio, bringing the total number of degrees to 355. Of the new courses, 11 will be undergraduate, 17 postgraduate and 7 PHD ...  >>MORE

ADEC introduces more 11,000 private school seats by 2015/2016

Posted on 19/08/2013

Over 11,000 school seats located in very attractive locations for private inventors like Khalifa A, Al Wathba and Al Fallah areas are due to operate by the academic year 2015/2016. The efforts taken by Abu Dhabi Education Council's (ADEC's) is to help meet the growing demand for private school seats. This is the 2nd land Request for Proposal (RfP) to be issued in the near future by ADEC's Private Schools and Quality Assurance (PSQA) sector, which offers a huge opportunity for an establishment ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi University inspires UAE's creative talents in its 10th Anniversary Logo

Posted on 11/08/2013

Solidifying its reputation for championing fresh thinking and creativity, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is welcoming submissions for '10th Anniversary' logo designs as it celebrates a decade as a beacon of academic excellence. The winner will be crowned with a Dh10,000 Grand Prize and the prestige of having his or her masterpiece showcased around the world on official ADU communications. The contest is open to individuals or establishments located in the UAE, and are set to spark a flurry of ...  >>MORE

UAE public and private schools to have unified holidays

Posted on 05/08/2013

Public and private schools will have uniform holidays for the academic year 2013/14 and private schools refusing to comply with this decision will be penalised, according to the Minister of Education. Humaid Mohammad Obaid Al Qatari, Minister of Education, made the announcement during the second briefing for the next academic year where he discussed the changes and preparations that the ministry will implement at the start of the school year in September. The minister also revealed that the ...  >>MORE

Global universities eye booming education sector in the UAE

Posted on 04/08/2013

The UAE is fast becoming a hot destination for foreign education organisations as well as investors, according to a report titled ‘The Education Sector in the UAE to 2016' released recently. With academic excellence remaining a key focus of the government, the UAE education sector now accounts for approximately 24 per cent of total government expenditure and is estimated at a market size of US$7.3 billion (Dh26.8 billion), recent studies announced on Tuesday. Held under the patronage of ...  >>MORE

Aldar Academies' schools rated among best in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 03/08/2013

Aldar Academies' six schools have been awarded top-level ratings in the latest Abu Dhabi Education Council evaluations announced this week. Al Yasmina and Pearl Primary were two of only six schools placed in the Band A - Very Good School category, the highest rank for Abu Dhabi institutions this year. Aldar Academies' four other schools also received prestigious Band A - Good School evaluations, resulting in Aldar Academies' schools representing 26% of the entire category. The ADEC evaluations ...  >>MORE

Ground-breaking for Cranleigh School Abu Dhabi

Posted on 18/07/2013

The Tourism Development '&' Investment Company (TDIC), has announced the ground-breaking of Cranleigh Abu Dhabi school, which is expected to open on Saadiyat Island in 2014. The school's piling and early construction works contracts have been awarded to NSCC International Limited, Abu Dhabi. NSCC, a specialised contractor in foundation engineering and marine works, started the infrastructure work in July for the new campus of the prestigious 147-year-old British school with the laying of 800 ...  >>MORE

International and local universities set eyes on booming UAE education sector estimated at $7.3bn

Posted on 03/07/2013

The UAE education sector now accounts for approximately 24% of total government expenditure and is estimated at a market size of $7.3bn, according to recent studies. A report, titled 'Education Sector in UAE to 2016' and published by ReportLinker said that due to its promising growth prospects, the UAE is fast becoming a hot destination for foreign education organisations as well as investors interested in seeking opportunities in the higher education sector. Globalisation is also a key ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi University dispatches 19 students to Washington, New York in study abroad course

Posted on 01/07/2013

Abu Dhabi University recently sent 19 students who were enrolled in the International Business Management course to Washington D.C and New York City, as part of an interactive and intensive study abroad program organised in collaboration with Georgetown University and George Washington University in the United States. Offered within the University's summer semester, the International Business Management course commenced last Sunday (June 23) with lectures on Abu Dhabi University's campus, ...  >>MORE

Al Jalila Foundation launches Dh3 million Scholarship Programme for UAE Medical students

Posted on 27/06/2013

Al Jalila Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation based in Dubai, has announced a scholarship programme dedicating Dh3 million per annum to empower academically and financially deserving Emirati students in the medical field. The endowment is expected to grow in line with the Foundation's fundraising efforts in order to benefit a growing number of medical students. The programme is a transformative step towards building capacity and making the UAE's health sector more self-reliant in line ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi University Chancellor's Innovation Awards recognise groundbreaking innovations

Posted on 23/06/2013

As the UAE steps up its efforts to become a knowledge-driven economy, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has underlined its credentials as an incubator of innovation by awarding the 4th Chancellor's Innovation Awards. Recognition was given to forward-thinking students, faculty, staff and schools. The winning breakthroughs included campus technology that electronically records attendance; connecting students with ADU alumni mentors online to maximise their career prospects; and an online portal that ...  >>MORE

Sultan announces new varsity plan

Posted on 12/06/2013

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah (UoS), announced that the UoS is to offer for the first time, scholarships for top achievers on postgraduate studies as of next academic year. Addressing a graduation ceremony for the 13th batch held at Sharjah University City, Sheikh Sultan also announced that the next academic year would see the appointment of a group of graduates as lecturer assistants. ...  >>MORE

Hamdan bin Mubarak stresses priority of plans and strategies at UAE University for next three years

Posted on 04/06/2013

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Chancellor of United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), has commended the efforts of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his brother Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Their Highnesses Rulers of the Emirates. Sheikh Hamdan also praised His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ...  >>MORE

ADDED, Paris Sorbonne Abu Dhabi sign MoU

Posted on 03/06/2013

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) on exchanging educational and academic information, expertise, research, and studies as well as the transfer of knowledge to and the theoretical and practical training of graduates. The agreement also seeks to reinforce participation in the events and activities organised by both parties. The two parties agreed to select eligible PSUAD ...  >>MORE

Ministry of Education honours teachers, schools

Posted on 22/05/2013

The Ministry of Education yesterday honoured teachers, schools and educational districts who contributed to developing education in the UAE at the first cycle of the Emirates Award for Educational Excellence ceremony yesterday. The Minister of Education Humaid Al Qattami honoured the winners at the ceremony which aims to devise a clear criteria for measuring managerial and occupational excellence as well as encourage continuous development and improvement in education. "When we decided to ...  >>MORE

UAE University students design eco-friendly micro-filter

Posted on 21/05/2013

Emirati students at UAE University (UAEU) have developed a cost-effective filter that promises to cut the dangerous emission of particulate matter such as carbon from diesel engines. The filter uses reverse engineering and will greatly help in reducing environmental pollution caused by metallic and non-metallic particles that have been causing global warming, said Dr Mohammad Younus Salim, Associate Professor of Combustion and Heat Engines at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of UAEU. ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid opens HCT's new headquarters

Posted on 21/05/2013

The UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum opened yesterday the new headquarters of the Ras Al-Khaimah Women's College (RAKWC), part of the Higher Colleges of Technology. Sheikh Mohammed unveiled a special plaque upon his arrival at the Dh130 million building. The opening ceremony was attended by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, ...  >>MORE

Education key pillar for development: Mohammed bin Zayed

Posted on 21/05/2013

His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces has said the UAE, under the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, attaches great importance to education as a key pillar for development. During a visit he made yesterday to Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR) campus in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed said the progress of a nation is not measured ...  >>MORE

UAE initiative a boost for education

Posted on 19/05/2013

The Ministry of Education's announcement of the School Leadership Project to raise standards in UAE's education sector is an important initiative that needs to be highly commended, a UAE daily has said. "Over the next five years, 700 education professionals in public schools in the UAE will undergo rigorous training in international best practices in teaching to set the UAE's education benchmark at par with global standards," the English language daily 'Gulf News' said in its yesterday's ...  >>MORE

HCT, SKMC join forces to develop UAE's new cadre of health care professionals

Posted on 13/05/2013

The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) will collaborate with the Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) to develop and nurture local careers in the vital healthcare industry, as a result of an agreement recently signed by the parties. HCT and SKMC entered into the agreement to formalise their willingness to collaborate as effective contributors to the professional development of the healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi, and the UAE as a whole. The parties envisage this aim being facilitated by ...  >>MORE

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ADU updates its status as UAE's #1 university in social media interaction, engaging almost 100,000 users


Sharjah Ruler launches initiative to support smart education in Arabic


Education Ministry to provide 113 smart services this year


UAE pursues excellence in education to empower youth - Nahyan


USA is country of choice for Emiratis studying abroad


Khalifa University participates in Expo-Sciences International


AUS among top 440 world varsities


Over 1000 School buses modified to meet New School Transport Regulations in Abu Dhabi


UNESCO hails level of education for all in UAE


Cranleigh Abu Dhabi Awarded two Pearl Design Rating Certificate


NYUAD receives 175 students represent 72 countries


ADEC: Abu Dhabi CEPA results improved by 20% over the last 5 years


HCT sets goal to be UAE’s top college at 26th annual meet


ADEC's P-12 policy meets with higher education institutes to familiarise them on New School Model


Abu Dhabi Traffic launches the "Students' safety is everyone's responsibility" campaign


UAEU freshers milestone


20,000 more seats in 9 new Dubai schools


Abu Dhabi teachers plug in to anti-drugs message


Abu Dhabi Education Council introduces new changes for forthcoming academic year


Abu Dhabi University to launch state-of-the-art mechanical engineering lab to tackle challenges in nuclear power, green' energy, robotics


ADU's Enterprise centre becomes magnet for aspiring business


Dubai International Academic City programme portfolio set to grow by 10% due to Industry demand


ADEC introduces more 11,000 private school seats by 2015/2016


Abu Dhabi University inspires UAE's creative talents in its 10th Anniversary Logo


UAE public and private schools to have unified holidays


Global universities eye booming education sector in the UAE


Aldar Academies' schools rated among best in Abu Dhabi


Ground-breaking for Cranleigh School Abu Dhabi


International and local universities set eyes on booming UAE education sector estimated at $7.3bn


Abu Dhabi University dispatches 19 students to Washington, New York in study abroad course


Al Jalila Foundation launches Dh3 million Scholarship Programme for UAE Medical students


Abu Dhabi University Chancellor's Innovation Awards recognise groundbreaking innovations


Sultan announces new varsity plan


Hamdan bin Mubarak stresses priority of plans and strategies at UAE University for next three years


ADDED, Paris Sorbonne Abu Dhabi sign MoU


Ministry of Education honours teachers, schools


UAE University students design eco-friendly micro-filter


Mohammed bin Rashid opens HCT's new headquarters


Education key pillar for development: Mohammed bin Zayed


UAE initiative a boost for education


HCT, SKMC join forces to develop UAE's new cadre of health care professionals