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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

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

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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


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