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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

Emirates Aviation University unveiled

Posted on 13/04/2014

Emirates Aviation College unveiled its new name, Emirates Aviation University, at the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) yesterday. This marks the first official appearance of the college's new identity as a full-fledged university. A new campus is expected to be completed by June. The new academic status was approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. "Emirates Aviation College was already functioning as a University with its wide range of programmes and ...  >>MORE

DP World helps UAE students hone leadership skills

Posted on 09/04/2014

Students with leadership ambitions studying in Dubai are getting a helping hand from DP World as it joins forces with the international leadership development programme organisation Common Purpose to host a "CSCLeaders for Students" programme. It is the second year that DP World has hosted the event. More than 95 students from 14 countries, drawn from universities across the UAE, are taking part in the four-day programme from April 6th - 9th with Hult International Business School as host ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi University and Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange to hold "Stock Market Competition 2014"

Posted on 09/04/2014

Abu Dhabi University's College of Business Administration has partnered with Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) for ADU's Stock Market Competition 2014, which will be held from April 15 to May 22. Titled "How would you invest Dh 100,000?", the competition targets undergraduate business administration students from universities across the UAE, giving them the opportunity to implement innovative investment strategies and trade Dh 100,000 virtual cash in ADX's online Stock Market Game. The top ...  >>MORE

Al Qattami; UAE pays proper attentions to education, knowledge and culture

Posted on 07/04/2014

Humaid bin Mohammed Obaid Al Qattami, Minister of Education said the UAE, motivated by international prominent standing and cultural approaches, gives proper attention to education, science and culture and spares no efforts to advance UNESCO's role in safeguarding human heritage and civilisations in aspirations for stability and prosperity across the world. The minister added that his ministry was open to learn lessons from international learning experiences and experiments and was extending ...  >>MORE

Private varsities gaining popularity with Emiratis

Posted on 03/04/2014

KHDA's Dubai Private Education Landscape 2013 report stated that even though a significant number of Emirati students attend federal higher education institutions in Dubai, there is a new trend where more Emiratis are opting to study in private institutions. Enrolment of Emirati students into higher education institutions has seen a hike of about 10.1 per cent for the academic year 2013-14. The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) Dubai Private Education Landscape 2013 report ...  >>MORE

Khalifa University students win best paper at International Cyber Security Conference

Posted on 01/04/2014

Khalifa University announced that three of its students won the best paper award at the 2014 BCS International Conference that was held in Abu Dhabi recently. Saeed Al Mannai, Rashid Al Matar, Yousef Al Ahmadi, and their faculty advisors M. Jamal Zemerly and Ahmed Bentiba, who are all part of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Khalifa University were awarded the prize for their paper on ICAPS: Intelligent Context Aware Profile Switching. The ICAPS mobile application is an ...  >>MORE

Mansour bin Zayed directs distribution of "Spirit of Solidarity" to students

Posted on 31/03/2014

In implementation of the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, the management of the UAE's project to help Pakistan, UAEPAP, announced the allocation of 5,000 copies of the book "The Spirit of Solidarity" to be distributed to schools, public and private universities in the country. The project management explained that the purpose of the distribution of the book is to raise awareness in students of the efforts and ...  >>MORE

Ministry of Education to introduce pre-school Arabic language development project next academic year

Posted on 30/03/2014

A pre-school Arabic language development project will be circulated in all public schools as of next academic year, according to a ministerial resolution issued by Humaid bin Mohammed Al Qattami, Minister of Education. The minister has given instructions for competent authorities to provide all advanced learning facilities, technical training to kindergarten teachers and other essential enablers to make learning Arabic language very simple, creative and attractive. The introduction of the ...  >>MORE

UAE highlights achievement of high levels in girls' education: UN

Posted on 21/03/2014

The United Arab Emirates has highlighted its high level of achievements in the area of girls' education at all stages, saying that this has contributed to the advancement of women's active participation in various sectors of national enterprise. Dr. Moza Al-Shehhi, the UAE's representative to the UN Women's Empowerment entity, yesterday highlighted the UAE leadership's awareness of the importance of women's education as one of the their basic rights and one of the main requirements aimed at ...  >>MORE

Bodour Al Qasimi spotlights importance of early education

Posted on 18/03/2014

Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and CEO of Kalimat Group, has participated in a panel discussion entitled: "Education: when does it start? A focus on early childhood education" on day two of the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai. Sheikha Bodour stressed the importance of providing a classroom environment that combines learning with fun for young children in order to encourage them to study, stimulate their creative thinking, and motivate them to try to interpret and ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid meets Bill Clinton at Global Education Forum in Dubai

Posted on 17/03/2014

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attended the second annual Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF) on Sunday at the Dubai JW Marriott Marquise Hotel. The session was also attended by Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, and other senior officials. Shaikh Mohammad welcomed former US president Bill Clinton on the sidelines of the forum and praised the educational initiatives of Varkey ...  >>MORE

Bill Clinton to address first graduation ceremony of NYUAD on Saadiyat Island

Posted on 16/03/2014

The former US President Bill Clinton will deliver on 25th May a keynote speech at New York University Abu Dhabi's (NYUAD) first graduation ceremony, which will be held at NYUAD new campus on al-Saadiyat Island. It is set to open officially this summer. The ceremony itself will be held at NYUAD's newly built campus on Saadiyat Island, which is set to officially open this summer. The event will see 140 students from 49 countries graduating. Clinton received an honorary degree from NYUAD in ...  >>MORE

Al Maktoum College of Higher Education Scotland hosts cultural programme for university students

Posted on 13/03/2014

Al Maktoum College of Higher Education in Dundee, Scotland hosted a cultural programme for university students to present the true image of Islam and to highlight the role of Muslims in the contemporary world. Mirza Al Sayegh, Director of the Office of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that the programme was attended by a group of female students from the UAE University, the American University of Sharjah (AUS), the HCT Women's College, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi University, ...  >>MORE

UAEU launches Aerospace Engineering Program supported by Mubadala

Posted on 09/03/2014

The Engineering Collage at the UAE University celebrated the launch of the Aerospace Engineering Program under the Mechanical Engineering Department as the first sub program the collage launches, supported and financed by Mubadala Aerospace, Communications Technology '&' Defence Services. The Chief Executive Officer for Mubadala Aerospace Homaid Al Shemmari, Mohamed Albaili, the University Deputy Vice Chancellor For Academic Affairs, Professor Reyadh Abdel Latif Almehaideb, Deputy Vice ...  >>MORE

Khalifa University a site for biomedical innovation

Posted on 09/03/2014

Biomedical research is booming at Khalifa University, which is carving out a niche for itself as a regional centre for innovation in the field. Prof Tod Laursen, the university's president, said it had encouraged its first batch of undergraduates to get more involved in research through various initiatives, such as travelling abroad and working alongside active academics at the institution. "We've really had the students in places where great medical research is being done around the world,” ...  >>MORE

UAE dominates the international school market

Posted on 09/03/2014

The UAE dominates the international school market, a study conducted by the International School Consultancy Group (ISC) has found. Research and data collected and analysed by the consultancy found that the UAE had the highest number of international schools both in the Middle East and globally with 433 international schools. ISC defines international schools as those that deliver a curriculum wholly or partly in English outside an English-speaking country. The study found that the world's ...  >>MORE

President issues Decree appointing Lubna Al Qasimi as President of Zayed University

Posted on 05/03/2014

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a Federal Decree appointing Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, as President of Zayed University. – Emirates News Agency, WAM ...  >>MORE

ADEC launches first Student Research Competition in Abu Dhabi schools

Posted on 04/03/2014

The Abu Dhabi Education Council, ADEC, has launched its Student Research Competition, open to students from all school across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Director-General of ADEC, said that the new competition is associated with ADEC's strategic goals with focus on the development of students' ability to research and use, rather than passively receive, information. The competition is also consistent with ADEC's plan to support and guide all activities that help ...  >>MORE

ADEC launches the Second Round of the Abu Dhabi Reads Campaign

Posted on 03/03/2014

The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) has initiated preparations for the 2nd round of the Abu Dhabi Reads Campaign, which will start at the beginning of April and continue throughout the month of April. The campaign aims to spread the habit of reading and underscoring the cultural factors correlated with reading among school students and the local community at large. During the press conference, details of the campaign were highlighted and participants in the first round of the campaign were ...  >>MORE

Dubai Executive Council issues decision caps school fees by 5-7 per cent

Posted on 17/02/2014

The Dubai Executive Council has issued an executive decision to cap the tuition fees by 5-7 per cent, depending on schools' performance. The cap will be implemented at times when the education index records high costs. The decision comes as a continuation of the current evaluation applied by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in its annual assessments of increases in school fees, which are heavily reliant on school performance. The decision aims to achieve social and ...  >>MORE

Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research announces list of accredited online universities

Posted on 16/02/2014

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has announced a list, including the names of 105 foreign online universities recommended for students in the UAE to enrol in them. Of those 46 are in the United Kingdom, 34 in the United States of America, 20 in Australia and five universities in New Zealand. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research issued last October an order on the regulations of accreditation of distance and online ...  >>MORE

Hamdan bin Mubarak signs MoU with Greek Education Minister

Posted on 11/02/2014

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos, Greek Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports, at the Ministry. The MoU calls for the exchange university students' visits to participate in scientific, cultural, sports and social activities, in addition to the exchange of technical and scientific exhibitions between the higher education ...  >>MORE

Bodour Al Qasimi launches second phase of Read, Dream and Create

Posted on 30/01/2014

Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) Patron, launched the inaugural reading session of the UAEBBY's new campaign - Read, Dream, Create. A ground-breaking initiative in the region, the campaign aims to encourage interaction between the young and books, and build their capacity in reading, writing, innovation, and creativity through children's stories. Being implemented in three phases, the campaign's first phase saw the launch of the website ...  >>MORE

"Maarifa 2014" launched in Madinat Zayed

Posted on 28/01/2014

"Maarifa 2014" was launched yesterday evening and will continue till 30th January 2014. The event is held under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Rule s Representative in the Western Region, Maarifa 2014 aims to enrich the culture and knowledge about various sciences, as well as strengthening and improving the skills of school and university students and the public in the areas of technology, oil and gas industries, and various sciences. The inauguration was attended by ...  >>MORE

More technology for public schools in UAE

Posted on 28/01/2014

Ministry of Education announces opening of its first technology centre to connect students in different emirates. It is raining technology and e-learning for public schools in UAE. After the successful launch of a YouTube channel for students of UAE public schools, the UAE Ministry of Education has now announced the opening of its first technology centre to connect students in different emirates. The hub is equipped with massive touch screens that can work as demonstration units for ...  >>MORE

Hamdan bin Zayed opens branch of Glenelg School in Western Region

Posted on 25/01/2014

Ghayathi, Gharbia: H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, has lauded President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for his incessant support for education and his keenness on giving education a top priority in the cultural renaissance the UAE is currently witnessing. Sheikh Hamdan emphasised on the commitment of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE ...  >>MORE

NYU students learning Arabic in Emirati dialect in Al Ain

Posted on 25/01/2014

Seven foreign students, including five Americans, are keen on learning Arabic in the Emirati dialect to experience the culture and heritage of the city of Al Ain. The students include one each from Bosnia Herzegovinian and Ethiopia and are studying at the New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi. After spending three weeks in Al Ain, they will learn the local dialect and will experience Emirati culture, Nasser Isleem, an NYU instructor, told Gulf News. After taking four semesters of modern ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Learning Program and the TRA measure radiation emissions in Smart Classrooms

Posted on 21/01/2014

The Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Learning Program in cooperation with the Telecommunications Regulations Authority (TRA) announced yesterday that it will be conducting a study to measure the levels of radiation emitted by electronic devices in smart classrooms. The study will take place in one of the 440 classrooms across the UAE that are already using smart learning technologies. The study will follow a scientific methodology that uses innovative, state of the art ways to measure the level of ...  >>MORE

Education key to Sharjah’s vision, Sultan says

Posted on 19/01/2014

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, on Saturday attended the commencement ceremony of the first group of the 14th batch of graduates of the University of Sharjah at the Sharjah University City Hall. The 14th batch comprised 873 graduates — 473 men and 400 women. Dr Sheikh Sultan is also the president of UoS. Addressing the gathering of academics, Dr Sheikh Sultan said education and human resource development are key to ...  >>MORE

Smart Learning Programme transforms education in UAE’s government schools

Posted on 14/01/2014

Textbooks have been replaced by tablet computers in Rasha El Khatib's Grade 7 English class, and everyone is connected to the internet. Pencils are no longer in play, having been swapped for stylus pens with which pupils tap answers on their personal screens or the classroom Smart Board. Pupils who do not feel comfortable raising their hands in class can submit their questions electronically through an instant messaging system. The messages can be sent privately to the teacher or shared with ...  >>MORE

UNESCO commends UAE literacy rate

Posted on 12/01/2014

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) has praised the UAE for lowering rates of illiteracy to less than 1 per cent. The UNESCO commended the UAE's efforts in achieving the six ‘Education for All' objectives approved at the Dakar 2000 conference. These objectives must be met by signatory nations by 2015. Among the objectives are expansion and improvement of education in a comprehensive manner and early childhood care to give all children access to quality primary ...  >>MORE

British Emirati cooperation in higher education and scientific research

Posted on 09/01/2014

Sir Vernon Ellis, Chairman of the British Council, visited the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research on Tuesday to discuss areas of cooperation in higher education and scientific research and cultural fields between the two countries. At a reception with Saif Rashid Al Mazroui, Under-Secretary for Institutional and Support Services, Sir Vernon showcased the role of the council which is considered one of the top cultural centres involved in developing entrepreneurship across the ...  >>MORE

Adopt more innovative ideas to spur development: VP

Posted on 09/01/2014

The Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has stressed that the UAE government exerts utmost efforts to support the pioneer innovative initiatives that could bring happiness to the UAE community. He called for developing non-traditional methods to generate more innovative ideas and motivate those who contribute them, as their ideas could bolster the comprehensive development process in the UAE led by President His Highness ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid calls for advanced education system

Posted on 08/01/2014

The Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has stressed that the development of education sector in accordance with the latest world standards captures the interest of the UAE government. He added that the UAE aspires to make its education system one of the best educational systems in the world by 2021. Sheikh Mohammed made the remarks during the Mohammed bin Rashid Policy Majlis, held at Al Bahr Palace in Dubai, under the ...  >>MORE

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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


Emirates Aviation University unveiled


DP World helps UAE students hone leadership skills


Abu Dhabi University and Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange to hold "Stock Market Competition 2014"


Al Qattami; UAE pays proper attentions to education, knowledge and culture


Private varsities gaining popularity with Emiratis


Khalifa University students win best paper at International Cyber Security Conference


Mansour bin Zayed directs distribution of "Spirit of Solidarity" to students


Ministry of Education to introduce pre-school Arabic language development project next academic year


UAE highlights achievement of high levels in girls' education: UN


Bodour Al Qasimi spotlights importance of early education


Mohammed bin Rashid meets Bill Clinton at Global Education Forum in Dubai


Bill Clinton to address first graduation ceremony of NYUAD on Saadiyat Island


Al Maktoum College of Higher Education Scotland hosts cultural programme for university students


UAEU launches Aerospace Engineering Program supported by Mubadala


Khalifa University a site for biomedical innovation


UAE dominates the international school market


President issues Decree appointing Lubna Al Qasimi as President of Zayed University


ADEC launches first Student Research Competition in Abu Dhabi schools


ADEC launches the Second Round of the Abu Dhabi Reads Campaign


Dubai Executive Council issues decision caps school fees by 5-7 per cent


Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research announces list of accredited online universities


Hamdan bin Mubarak signs MoU with Greek Education Minister


Bodour Al Qasimi launches second phase of Read, Dream and Create


"Maarifa 2014" launched in Madinat Zayed


More technology for public schools in UAE


Hamdan bin Zayed opens branch of Glenelg School in Western Region


NYU students learning Arabic in Emirati dialect in Al Ain


Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Learning Program and the TRA measure radiation emissions in Smart Classrooms


Education key to Sharjah’s vision, Sultan says


Smart Learning Programme transforms education in UAE’s government schools


UNESCO commends UAE literacy rate


British Emirati cooperation in higher education and scientific research


Adopt more innovative ideas to spur development: VP


Mohammed bin Rashid calls for advanced education system