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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Learning Programme changes education course in UAE

Posted on 08/01/2014

The mechanisms for Smart Education have been implemented in the beginning of current academic year, coinciding with the launch of the first implementation phase of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Learning Programme in 123 public schools in the UAE. The programme aims to introduce the best learning standards to the new generation so as to elevate the status of the UAE, contributes to development, whets the state's competitiveness and create innovative and highly educated cadres in line ...  >>MORE

Education: a key enabler to deliver UAE Vision 2021

Posted on 07/01/2014

The government counts much on education as one of key enablers to deliver the 2021 Vision and smart learning has been instrumental in harnessing the power of technology to drive the UAE's educational agenda forward. In today's competitive economy, the UAE recognises the paramount importance of harnessing the potential of its human capital and building a knowledge-based society in order to compete effectively on the global stage. The recent education initiatives, launched by the Cabinet Retreat, ...  >>MORE

ADEC launches a CCTV Audit across private schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi

Posted on 07/01/2014

The Abu Dhabi Education Council, ADEC, has launched a CCTV Audit across all private schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in aims to protect and safeguard students. Each school has been asked to design and implement a complete Digital Security Surveillance System in and around its buildings as per required specifications. Schools were given until end of August 2013 to install the CCTV cameras in specified locations across the school. ADEC has contracted a 3rd party private company specialised ...  >>MORE

ADEC issues World of Communications book

Posted on 07/01/2014

The Curriculum Division in the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) has issued the World of Communications book to cover topics in Unit Two of the Integrated Social Studies curriculum for Grade 6 students. This comes in line with ADEC's efforts to diversify learning resources. The book includes important topics such as personal and public communication, the role of technology in communication and information, qualitative examples that demonstrate the role of science and technology in changing ...  >>MORE

Higher Education" launches a trial version of " Researchers Database"

Posted on 06/01/2014

The "National Research Foundation" in the "Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research" has recently launched a trial version of "Researchers Database" for workers in accredited universities in the UAE to be a resource for all related authorities. The Director of the Foundation Dr. "Husam Al Ulama" said that the number of researchers involved in the Database has reached (5,483) researchers in various scientific disciplines from (57) universities in the State, their research discusses ...  >>MORE

Scientific research and supporting labour market are priorities of Higher Education 2014-2016

Posted on 03/01/2014

Increasing the capacity of research, development and innovation is the highlight of the strategic plan of the Ministry of Higher Education And Scientific Research as issued by the Ministry under the guidance of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education And Scientific Research, for the period 2014-2016. The plan includes all administrative services in accordance with standards of quality, efficiency and transparency, and raising the effectiveness of higher education in ...  >>MORE

UAE universities embracing mobile learning

Posted on 26/12/2013

Leading global experts in mobile and digital learning have gathered in Dubai for the HCT Mobile Learning Festival, where they have discussed world's best practice for online learning. Hundreds of educational and technology specialists attended the inaugural event which took place recently, where a series of workshops and panel sessions were held to facilitate the sharing of ideas about the most effective ways of utilising new mobile learning technology. The HCT Mobile Learning Festival ...  >>MORE

UAE to launch several initiatives to boost Emiratisation in media

Posted on 19/12/2013

The UAE is planning to launch a major initiative to increase the level of Emiratisation in the media sector from the existing 25 per cent, although experts and senior government officials stressed on the importance of quality over quantity. "We are undertaking a major initiative to boost Emiratisation in the media sector including holding open days for recruitment by major media organisations with the support of the journalists' associations where students could interact with the recruiters ...  >>MORE

California is most sought-after state for UAE students pursuing higher education in US

Posted on 19/12/2013

Carian College Advisors, a specialist American education consultancy headquartered in Dubai, has named California as the No. 1 choice of students from the UAE pursuing higher education in the United States, based on the list of clients they served in 2013. Peter Davos, Managing Director, says that the choice comes as no surprise to him as California is renowned for the quality of its higher education system, its attractive climate and excellent quality of life. "California is by far our ...  >>MORE

Abdullah bin Zayed honours stakeholders of ''Abu Dhabi Reads'' campaign

Posted on 16/12/2013

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, has honoured organisers, participants, public and private stakeholders in the 'Abu Dhabi Reads' campaign, organised by Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) last April, to encourage pupils to develop independent reading skills and instil the culture of reading in members of the local community. They were recognised for their significant support which enabled the cultural and educational initiative to deliver its objectives. Sheikh ...  >>MORE

UAEU tops national league, among top 100 world universities

Posted on 08/12/2013

UAE University (UAEU) has improved its ranking to be the country's top university and 76th internationally among the world's top universities in the Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies Rankings in 2013-2014. The Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economics Rankings are the only global university performance tables to judge world-class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The ranking, which ...  >>MORE

Ministry of Education and Kalimat to launch new Arabic programmes in schools

Posted on 18/11/2013

The Ministry of Education and Kalimat Publishing Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for implementing the programmes of Horouf Educational Publishing, with the aim of developing teaching resources in the Arabic language. The agreement which was signed by Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and CEO of Kalimat Publishing Group, and Humaid Mohammad Al Qattami, Minister of Education, includes implementing the Arabic language programme in both electronic and print ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi’s first boarding school set to open

Posted on 14/11/2013

Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, the first school campus to open on Saadiyat Island, will start accepting applications for students for the 2014-15 academic year. Based on the ethos and curriculum of Cranleigh School, a leading UK independent school founded in 1865, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi's academic curriculum will emphasise the individual, allowing pupils to pursue fine arts, performing arts, music, sports and cultural activities. With classrooms operating at an average of 18 pupils per class, the school ...  >>MORE

The UAE has made a significant improvement in English proficiency

Posted on 10/11/2013

The UAE has made significant strides in improving proficiency in English among adults, but the level of teaching English in the country is still low internationally, according to new data released by a global language training company. According to Education First (EF), educational institutions, companies and individuals are increasingly embracing English language learning, however, many countries are failing to measure the results of their efforts. "Although the Middle East and North Africa ...  >>MORE

ADU celebrating 10years of excellence with non-stop rollercoaster of action-packed festivities

Posted on 29/10/2013

Abu Dhabi University has held a press conference to announce that it is celebrating its 10th anniversary by pursuing an action-packed calendar of round-the-year events that are designed to thrill students of all nationalities and interests, while also reaching out to the community. The festivities will include a Club Fair in which diverse clubs go head-to-head to recruit new students who share the same interests and talents. In the sporting arena, tournaments in Football and Billiards will ...  >>MORE

Higher Education Ministry starts implementation of 2014-2016 strategy

Posted on 28/10/2013

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has taken measures to implement its 2014-2016 strategy which was approved by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, to contribute to the development of the UAE knowledge-based society and the higher education and scientific research sector. The implementation of the strategy starts with the secondment of UAE students in order to serve social development, organise and ensure quality of ...  >>MORE

TDIC announces main contractor for Cranleigh Abu Dhabi

Posted on 28/10/2013

The Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC), has awarded the main construction work of its school, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, which is set to open on Saadiyat Island in 2014, to UAE-based Al Tafseer Contracting and General Maintenance Company. Marking another important milestone in the development of Saadiyat's educational portfolio, this demonstrates TDIC's commitment to develop high level education in Abu Dhabi. Al Tafseer is scheduled to deliver the first phase of Cranleigh Abu Dhabi ...  >>MORE

Empowering students with education through technology

Posted on 21/10/2013

Etisalat, Google and Ministry of Education have signed an agreement to empower students through online education in the UAE. Duroosi tutorial videos are a major initiative by Ayaadi Etisalat in a bid to revolutionise the smart education sector in the UAE. Currently, 600 tutorial videos for all subjects have been developed by etisalat, under the ministry's supervision. "The curriculum endorsed by the Ministry of Education will be posted on the YouTube. Right now, is only for 11th and 12th ...  >>MORE

ADU pledges over Dh5.5 million to scholarships and financial aid

Posted on 14/10/2013

Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has dedicated Dh5,579,950 to be spent on scholarships and financial aid during the first semester of the academic year 2013- 2014, to benefit students enrolled to study at the ADU's Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses. The move follows ADU's continuous efforts to provide world-class education to the most academically and financially deserving students. ADU's scholarship programme is divided into five categories that offer a wide range of options to students through: the ...  >>MORE

Mohamed bin Zayed stresses the importance of the educational sector for augmenting development process

Posted on 11/10/2013

His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council underlined the importance of the educational sector for consolidating the ongoing process of development and construction, describing it as the corner stone for all the strategic and developmental plans due to its great effect on the present and future. Sheikh Mohamed made his remarks while presiding over Abu Dhabi ...  >>MORE

Hamdan bin Zayed: Education tops national priorities of leadership's agenda

Posted on 01/10/2013

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and Chairman of the Board of trustees of Abu Dhabi University, has affirmed that the development of education tops the national priorities, and gets attention from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Sheikh Hamdan made the remark when he received on Sunday evening at Al Nakheel Palace, the new members of the Abu Dhabi University's Board of Trustees, on the celebrations of the 10th ...  >>MORE

US universities offer scholarships to UAE students at Education Expo

Posted on 26/09/2013

This year's edition of the International Student Network's American Education Expo (ISN Expo) will be held in the UAE on 27 and 28 September in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, it was announced yesterday. The American Education Expo is supported by the US Department of Commerce and the US Embassy in UAE, organisers said in a press release. The ISN American Education Expo provides an opportunity for students in the UAE who wish to study at an American University to learn first-hand about how to apply and ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Ruler opens "Stock Market Simulator" at University of Sharjah

Posted on 26/09/2013

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah (UOS), yesterday inaugurated a "Training Stock Market Simulator" at the University of Sharjah. The opening was attended by Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, Abdullah Al-Tarifi, CEO of the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), Professor Samy A. Mahmoud, Chancellor of UOS, Professor Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, ...  >>MORE

American University in Dubai first in the Middle East to offer a course live from Los Angeles via TelePresence

Posted on 25/09/2013

The Mohammed bin Rashid School for Communication (MBRSC) of the American University in Dubai (AUD) in collaboration with the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California (USC) is currently offering AUD students a course through the university's Global Classroom, a novel virtual lecture hall with the custom-built Cisco TelePresence 3210 technology. Dr. Carol Moufarrej, Associate Dean of MBRSC, expressed: "TelePresence is giving our students the opportunity to interact and ...  >>MORE

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

Posted on 24/09/2013

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

Sharjah Ruler launches initiative to support smart education in Arabic

Posted on 24/09/2013

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

Education Ministry to provide 113 smart services this year

Posted on 22/09/2013

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

UAE pursues excellence in education to empower youth - Nahyan

Posted on 18/09/2013

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

USA is country of choice for Emiratis studying abroad

Posted on 18/09/2013

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

Khalifa University participates in Expo-Sciences International

Posted on 17/09/2013

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

AUS among top 440 world varsities

Posted on 17/09/2013

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

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

Posted on 12/09/2013

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

UNESCO hails level of education for all in UAE

Posted on 10/09/2013

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

Cranleigh Abu Dhabi Awarded two Pearl Design Rating Certificate

Posted on 09/09/2013

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

NYUAD receives 175 students represent 72 countries

Posted on 09/09/2013

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

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

Posted on 08/09/2013

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

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

Posted on 08/09/2013

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

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

Posted on 05/09/2013

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

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

Posted on 05/09/2013

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

UAEU freshers milestone

Posted on 03/09/2013

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

20,000 more seats in 9 new Dubai schools

Posted on 03/09/2013

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

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Learning Programme changes education course in UAE


Education: a key enabler to deliver UAE Vision 2021


ADEC launches a CCTV Audit across private schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi


ADEC issues World of Communications book


Higher Education" launches a trial version of " Researchers Database"


Scientific research and supporting labour market are priorities of Higher Education 2014-2016


UAE universities embracing mobile learning


UAE to launch several initiatives to boost Emiratisation in media


California is most sought-after state for UAE students pursuing higher education in US


Abdullah bin Zayed honours stakeholders of ''Abu Dhabi Reads'' campaign


UAEU tops national league, among top 100 world universities


Ministry of Education and Kalimat to launch new Arabic programmes in schools


Abu Dhabi’s first boarding school set to open


The UAE has made a significant improvement in English proficiency


ADU celebrating 10years of excellence with non-stop rollercoaster of action-packed festivities


Higher Education Ministry starts implementation of 2014-2016 strategy


TDIC announces main contractor for Cranleigh Abu Dhabi


Empowering students with education through technology


ADU pledges over Dh5.5 million to scholarships and financial aid


Mohamed bin Zayed stresses the importance of the educational sector for augmenting development process


Hamdan bin Zayed: Education tops national priorities of leadership's agenda


US universities offer scholarships to UAE students at Education Expo


Sharjah Ruler opens "Stock Market Simulator" at University of Sharjah


American University in Dubai first in the Middle East to offer a course live from Los Angeles via TelePresence


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


Sharjah Ruler launches initiative to support smart education in Arabic


Education Ministry to provide 113 smart services this year


UAE pursues excellence in education to empower youth - Nahyan


USA is country of choice for Emiratis studying abroad


Khalifa University participates in Expo-Sciences International


AUS among top 440 world varsities


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


UNESCO hails level of education for all in UAE


Cranleigh Abu Dhabi Awarded two Pearl Design Rating Certificate


NYUAD receives 175 students represent 72 countries


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


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


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


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


UAEU freshers milestone


20,000 more seats in 9 new Dubai schools