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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

Programme to train the surgeons of tomorrow at Sheikh Zayed Institute

Posted on 11/02/2013

When looking for a career after leaving high school, Noura Al Matroushi was drawn to study medicine - but decided instead to go for an engineering course. Now, however, she can pursue her original choice thanks to a new training programme. Last year, Ms Al Matroushi was the first Emirati to take part in the Student Innovators Programme at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation in Washington. "I wanted to study medicine, but at the same time programmes were limited and ...  >>MORE

UAE universities design their own iPad apps for students

Posted on 10/02/2013

The UAE's three federal universities are preparing to launch their own iPad apps for students, featuring locally designed curricula and learning materials. The apps will run under Apple's iTunes-U (for university), a platform that makes it easy for academics to organise their courses into iPad format. The system, launched in 2007, is used by major universities around the world, including Oxford, Cambridge, Yale and Harvard. Following the success of a pilot project for remedial students, ...  >>MORE

Walk for Education puts best foot forward

Posted on 09/02/2013

Jumeirah Beach Road was awash in a sea of colourful T-shirts early on Friday as 5,500 people took to the streets to support Walk for Education 2013. Organised by Dubai Cares, the awareness event saw residents covering a distance of three kilometres, which represents the average distance millions of children around the world have to walk to go to school on a daily basis. The Walk for Education, a Dubai Cares official said, aims to raise awareness of issues that prevent children in developing ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi and Berlin to boost higher education partnership

Posted on 04/02/2013

Higher education institutions in Abu Dhabi and Berlin will maintain greater academic cooperation to carry out initiatives in higher education and scientific research. A Memorandum of Understanding, signed by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Klaus Wowereit, the Governing Mayor of Berlin, will define mechanisms of the joint educational partnership. Sheikh Nahyan said the MoU will expand channels of cooperation to enable higher education ...  >>MORE

NYU Abu Dhabi Research Capabilities bolstered by most advanced supercomputer in the UAE

Posted on 02/02/2013

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is now operating the fastest high-performance computer (HPC) in the UAE. NYUAD's HPC cluster, named "BuTinah" after the marine-protected archipelago reserve off the coast of Abu Dhabi, is already playing a critical role in supporting the computational requirements of the NYUAD research community. BuTinah is also connected to Ankabut, the UAE's national research and education network, supporting high-speed connectivity between educational, research, and ...  >>MORE

UAE to launch School Parliament by September

Posted on 01/02/2013

Lively, outgoing and daring schoolchildren in the UAE will be given a unique opportunity to bring about the change they want as election campaigns and voting are around the corner for them. All are too young to vote in the country's parliamentary elections, but thousands of young people will be eligible to elect a 54-member youth parliament made up of primary and secondary school pupils across the country, with all the pomp and ceremony resident in any other parliamentary election process in ...  >>MORE

UAEU signs MoU with ICPA to curb addictions and promote public health initiatives

Posted on 30/01/2013

As part of a continued effort to promote public health and to combat addictions within society, the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) and the International Commission for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (ICPA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to develop preventative strategies through education, advocacy and research. The ICPA is a non-governmental organisation, founded in 1952 and has been active in over 100 countries since its inception. ...  >>MORE

UAE University to open French Corner

Posted on 29/01/2013

UAE University (UAEU) will set up a French Corner at its Zayed Central Library to help prepare students who wish to pursue higher education in France. The announcement was made following a meeting between Professor Mohammad Yousuf Baniyas, provost and chief academic officer of the UAEU, and Dr Eric Fouache, vice-chancellor of Sorbonne-Abu Dhabi University, on Monday. An official of UAE University said two main topics that were discussed at the meeting included the scope for collaboration ...  >>MORE

Sultan opens UoS institute, attends graduation

Posted on 27/01/2013

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah (UOS) on Saturday opened the Institute for Academic Leadership Development in Medical Education and Research at the Medical and Health Sciences College complex of UoS. The opening ceremony was attended by Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah. Sheikh Sultan also attended the graduation of the first group ...  >>MORE

Varsity initiative connects students with employers

Posted on 27/01/2013

Zayed University's (ZU's) Office of Enrolment Management, along with the participation of 800 firms in both public and private sectors, launched an initiative to open up career opportunities for graduating citizens. Vice-President of ZU Dr Sulaiman Al Jassim termed the initiative as a form of campaign to showcase employment opportunities for UAE national graduates. The university's initiative comprises a book, which contains illustrative resumes of its graduates, introducing to its target ...  >>MORE

Human resources major pillar of stability, progress: Al Qattami

Posted on 23/01/2013

Human resources, being the issue of the time locally, regionally and worldwide, has become a major and indispensable pillar for the stability and progress of society, says Minister of Education Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qattami. He made this point as part of a lecture he delivered on Monday evening at the Cultural and Scientific Association in Dubai. "Women's involvement in all aspects of life is now seen as a major characteristic of human resources in the UAE, and has led to a quantum leap in ...  >>MORE

Knowledge without Borders initiative to distribute 4,500 books in Khorfakkan

Posted on 23/01/2013

The Knowledge without Borders (KWB) initiative has commenced with the distribution of 4,500 books to people in Khorfakkan at the Expo Centre-Khorfakkan in line with the directions of HH Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and under the close supervision of Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Head of the KWB Organising Committee. The move is aimed at providing every Emirati home with a library of books to promote a culture of reading ...  >>MORE

15,000 new school places coming in Abu Dhabi next academic year

Posted on 21/01/2013

About 15,000 places will be created by the opening of new government schools in the upcoming academic year. An update on the institutions was discussed last week when Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, announced plans to spend Dh330 billion on projects in the capital over the next five years. Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) confirmed that 13 schools would be opened between September this year and August next year - eight ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council unveils its Estidama School programme developed in partnership with Aldar Academies

Posted on 17/01/2013

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) and Aldar Academies are joining forces to educate the next generation on sustainability issues that are relevant to their daily lifestyles. The Estidama School Programme has been developed in partnership with the six schools that comprise Aldar Academies, specifically under the guidance of its Pearl Primary School, which played a key role in developing the purpose and content of the joint initiative. Aimed at creating thematic junior think-tanks, ...  >>MORE

University students’ lessons go mobile

Posted on 14/01/2013

Around 1,500 mobile devices will be provided to first-year bachelor degree students at several universities in efforts to take bold step towards paperless classrooms and learning environments in the capital. The move, which begin next month, will see the introduction of mobile technologies as learning tools for all Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) first–year students starting from the second semester in order to join more than 6,000 HCT foundation programme students, who are already using ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi needs 100 new schools in 7 years as emirate braces for influx

Posted on 09/01/2013

Plans for several thousand government employees to move to Abu Dhabi from other emirates will place additional strain on already overloaded private schools, education authorities have cautioned. About 185,000 children – 60 per cent of all pupils in the emirate, about a quarter of them Emirati – attend private schools in Abu Dhabi. There are 183 private schools, about 70 per cent of them oversubscribed. In the next seven years, the emirate will need up to 100 new schools to serve an additional ...  >>MORE

Khalifa University commits to enhancing community's Environment, Health and Safety

Posted on 08/01/2013

Khalifa University announced yesterday its new Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Policy Statement, emphasising on its commitment to EHS initiatives for all those who work, study, or visit its campuses. The EHS policy statement complies with the Abu Dhabi Environment, Health '&' Safety Management System Regulatory Framework (AD EHSMS RF), the ADEC EHS Regulation, and other relevant legislation and industry standards. "The policy statement dictates the University pledge to protecting and ...  >>MORE

American University welcomes a group of 29 students from the Villanova University, USA, to its campus

Posted on 01/01/2013

The American University in the Emirates welcomed today a group of 29 students from the Villanova School of Business, Villanova University, which is located in Philadelphia, USA and is ranked amongst the top 25 business schools in the USA, to its campus as part of a graduate partnership program between two institutions. As part of this initiative, two weeks "UAE Familiarization Program" is organized from 29th of Dec. 2012 till 12th of Jan 2013. President and CEO of the AUE, Prof Muthanna G. ...  >>MORE

Al Ahmadiya school celebrates 100 years; Mohammed bin Rashid honours pioneer teachers and students

Posted on 24/12/2012

Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, yesterday honoured pioneering teachers and students of Al Ahmadiyah School in Dubai on the occasion of the 100 anniversary of establishing of the institution as first school in Dubai. H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and Mohammed Ahmed Al-Murr, Speaker of Federal National Council, and H.H. Sheikh Majed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al ...  >>MORE

Reem Island to get first school


Posted on 17/12/2012

Another new school has been announced for Abu Dhabi, this one destined for Reem Island. Evolvence Knowledge Investments Limited (EKI) and Sorouh announced Repton School Abu Dhabi was due to open next September, spread across two campuses — though one campus would not open till the following year. The news comes after two other Abu Dhabi schools were announced last month, both of which accommodate nursery to high school. The first campus is a 7,000-square-metre site for 520 children from ...  >>MORE

High-tech learning in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 27/11/2012

New methods of learning dominate today's education landscape, and the emirate of Abu Dhabi is following suit by introducing some of the most advanced methods and tools to enhance young minds. In addition to launching culturally-relevant educational material, the Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) has also worked to develop the professional skills of teachers and staff this year. Other initiatives have focussed on improving infrastructure in the emirate at both public and private schools. At ...  >>MORE

Cranleigh Abu Dhabi set to be largest campus in UAE

Posted on 26/11/2012

The first boarding school in Abu Dhabi is to be opened by the Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) in partnership with a 147-year-old English school. The Abu Dhabi branch of Cranleigh School is set to open in late 2014 and will be located on seven hectares of the Saadiyat Island, making it the largest campus in the country. It will accommodate more than 1,600 students aged three to 18 years. "We are proud to have forged this partnership with one of the UK's most well-established ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Nahyan opens ABB's world class learning zone in the Middle East

Posted on 26/11/2012

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, has attended the inaugural ceremony of ABB's first hub for learning, development and collaboration in the Middle East. Sheikh Nahyan told Emirates News Agency (WAM) after the inauguration ceremony that ABB has been providing significant functional contributions and training in the area of energy technology and automation since its inception in 1976. ABB, the leading power and automation technology ...  >>MORE

Zayed University to take aim at QS World Rankings

Posted on 22/11/2012

Zayed University, the country's youngest federal institution, is on a mission to grab the world's attention. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research and president of the university, has said it is time to aim for world rankings. That means increasing research output and graduate studies, for which goals have been set. The university is gaining pace in research, a key area for rankings "Our research has gone up about 30 per cent over three or four ...  >>MORE

About Sharjah: A university with a heart to serve

Posted on 17/11/2012

The University of Sharjah may have received the much-needed accolade for being the pioneer and the only comprehensive academic institution in the UAE and the GCC. But, only few know that greater than this huge facility is the outreach programme it has extended to the multi-racial communities around. More than 10,000 people in UAE have walked into the University Dental Hospital in Sharjah since 2011 at an average of 200 to 250 a week to avail of free dental care, which may prove to be costly to ...  >>MORE

Nahyan urges students to think outside the box

Posted on 15/11/2012

The spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and well in Fujairah, as the Higher Colleges of Technology Fujairah Colleges yesterday hosted a conference entitled THINK BIG! Learn from Successful Emirati Entrepreneurs as part of the annual Global Entrepreneurship Week. The aim of the conference was to encourage new thinking, new ideas and advances in innovation for the development of businesses, particularly in the local and surrounding areas of the UAE's East Coast region. It was organized by ...  >>MORE

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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


Programme to train the surgeons of tomorrow at Sheikh Zayed Institute


UAE universities design their own iPad apps for students


Walk for Education puts best foot forward


Abu Dhabi and Berlin to boost higher education partnership


NYU Abu Dhabi Research Capabilities bolstered by most advanced supercomputer in the UAE


UAE to launch School Parliament by September


UAEU signs MoU with ICPA to curb addictions and promote public health initiatives


UAE University to open French Corner


Sultan opens UoS institute, attends graduation


Varsity initiative connects students with employers


Human resources major pillar of stability, progress: Al Qattami


Knowledge without Borders initiative to distribute 4,500 books in Khorfakkan


15,000 new school places coming in Abu Dhabi next academic year


Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council unveils its Estidama School programme developed in partnership with Aldar Academies


University students’ lessons go mobile


Abu Dhabi needs 100 new schools in 7 years as emirate braces for influx


Khalifa University commits to enhancing community's Environment, Health and Safety


American University welcomes a group of 29 students from the Villanova University, USA, to its campus


Al Ahmadiya school celebrates 100 years; Mohammed bin Rashid honours pioneer teachers and students


Reem Island to get first school



High-tech learning in Abu Dhabi


Cranleigh Abu Dhabi set to be largest campus in UAE


Sheikh Nahyan opens ABB's world class learning zone in the Middle East


Zayed University to take aim at QS World Rankings


About Sharjah: A university with a heart to serve


Nahyan urges students to think outside the box