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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

UAEU signs cooperation agreement with University of Castilla-La Mancha

Posted on 29/04/2013

The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) and the University of Castilla-La Mancha signed a mutual agreement for scientific research and cultural, social and economic development. The agreement was signed by the Vice Chancellor Dr. Ali Rashid Al-Noaimi on behalf of the UAEU and Chancellor Prof. Dr. Miguel Angel Collado Yurrita on behalf of the University of Castilla-La Mancha. Both universities aim to broaden their base of research activities and development, especially those that relate to ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Education Council to roll out New School Model to Cycle 2 schools next academic year

Posted on 23/04/2013

Rolling out the New School Model (NSM) across Cycle 2 schools in the next academic school year marks a transformational development in the educational system in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, said Dr. Mugheer Al Khaili, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) during a meeting held to announce the model. During a meeting organised by ADEC for 265 public school principals from Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region, Dr. Al Khaili said: "The successful NSM implementation in ...  >>MORE

UAE launches smart school buses to improve students’ safety

Posted on 23/04/2013

From videos and sound bytes to movement of buses and direct interaction with parents, Emirates Transport's (ET) new Smart Bus programme sets new benchmarks in the school transportation system. Touted as the first such programme in the region to be carried out on such a massive scale, the initiative was launched on Monday by Humaid Mohammad Al Qattami, Minister of Education and Chairman of Emirates Transport, on the sidelines of the Roads and Transport Authority's (RTA) School Transport ...  >>MORE

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

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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


UAEU signs cooperation agreement with University of Castilla-La Mancha


Abu Dhabi Education Council to roll out New School Model to Cycle 2 schools next academic year


UAE launches smart school buses to improve students’ safety


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