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12/26/16

Emirates College for Management & Information highlights UAE’s higher education growth path at Oxford Summit of Leaders 2016.


Increasing number of international schools and student mobility present unique opportunities for education sector
UAE, December 25, 2016 - The UAE is increasingly gaining global importance as an ideal destination for investments in higher education as the Gulf nation gives top priority to education as a means to achieving economic success and development, said Prof. AbdulSattar A. Al-Alusi, President and CEO of Emirates College for Management & Information (ECMIT), during a presentation held recently at the Oxford Summit of Leaders 2016 in Oxford, United Kingdom.

12/6/16

Emirates College for Management & Information to discuss importance of education in UAE at Oxford Summit of Leaders 2016.


To review education sector’s role in country’s efforts towards sustainable & comprehensive growth
UAE, November 30, 2016 - The Emirates College of Management & Information (ECMIT), a leading private higher educational institution based in Dubai, has confirmed its participation in the Oxford Summit of Leaders 2016, the annual event for education, scientific research and business, to be held under the theme ‘Investment in Science and Education: Investing in the Future’ on December 20, 2016 in Oxford, the UK. Prof. AbdulSattar A. Al-Alusi, President and CEO of the ECMIT will head the delegation representing the institution at the Summit.
Prof. AbdulSattar A. Al-Alusi, President and CEO of the ECMIT.

9/7/16

International Conferences & Exhibitions to launch International Student Fest this November.


Debuting show to complement UAE’s robust education sector predicted to touch 1.4 million in 2020
September 07, 2016 - International Conferences & Exhibitions (IC&E), one of the longest-standing international exhibition houses in the Middle East, has announced the launch of the International Student Festival to ensure that students in the region have a common event that they can relate to as well as own. The move complements a recent industry survey, which forecasts that the number of students in schools and universities in the UAE will grow at an annual of 4.1 per cent to reach 1.4 million in 2020 from 1.1 million in 2015. The pioneering event will take place from November 24 to 26, 2016 at Meydan Grandstand and Convention Centre in Dubai. 

8/30/16

Amanda Collins, Pearson’s Director of School Services in the Middle East, believes professional development for teachers is essential to raising standard of UAE schools.


August 30th, 2016

Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  A recent article in the UAE’s National newspaper reported that over 20,000 students in Abu Dhabi are currently enrolled in schools deemed as weak or very weak by school inspectors.
The figure was released by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) following the first round of school inspections that have been conducted as part of the new UAE School Inspection Framework. So far in 2016, 41 schools across Abu Dhabi have been inspected, with 19 schools being categorised by the new reporting structure as either “weak” or “very weak”. The good news is

8/3/16

TRA announces academic membership of Ajman University of Science and Technology to International Telecommunication Union.


UAE, August 3, 2016 - The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has revealed that Ajman University of Science and Technology (AUST) has been granted academic membership into the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) responsible for issues that concern information and communication technologies. The move is hailed as a key step forward that complement AUST’s scientific and academic roadmap towards development while also helping national efforts in consolidating the UAE’s credentials in the ITU.

7/31/16

Nearly 30% international students less likely to study in Britain after Brexit

Nearly 30% international students less likely to study in Britain after Brexit: Nearly 30 per cent of international students are less likely to study in Britain after the country's referendum vote to leave the European Union (EU), according to a survey published by The Independent on Friday.

6/6/16

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)

MoU signed between MBRSC and UAEU to develop specialised Emirati talent in space technology

June 6, 2016
Dubai, UAE

Within the framework of strengthening cooperation links with educational entities in the UAE, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) in order to develop qualified national human resources to work in the space science and technology sector. The MoU was signed by His Excellency Dr. Ali Rashid Al Noaimi, Vice Chancellor of UAEU, and H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Chairman of the Board of Directors at MBRSC, in the presence of His Excellency Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General of MBRSC, along with a number of executive officials from both parties.

6/1/16

Vocational education will help realise UAE Government’s industry sector goals.


Mark Andrews, Head of Pearson Qualifications International (PQI) in the Middle East, believes that quality vocational education programmes will be instrumental in helping to achieve the vision of the newly launched Industrial Council.

June 2016

Dubai: On the 17th April 2016, the Cabinet of the UAE, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, endorsed the launch of the Industrial Coordination Council.

4/18/16

HBMSU Rejuvenates Chinese medicine methodologies in collaboration with Shanghai International Cooperation Center of Traditional Medicine.


International cooperation with leading Chinese university to establish research & learning foundations for dissemination of best Chinese medicine practices in Arab world


UAE, April 17, 2016 – The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Shanghai International Cooperation Center of Traditional Medicine (SICCTM) to establish strong research and learning foundations for Chinese medicine at the local and regional levels.

The MOU was inked at HBMSU’s premises in the presence of a delegation from the Consulate of the People’s Republic of China in Dubai headed by Ms. Li Lingbing Consul-General, and Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU and Chairman of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) Governing Board. The signatories were Prof. Mustafa Hassan, HBMSU’s Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Prof. Dr. Li Shang, Director, SICCTM.

4/4/16

UAE University signs memorandum of understanding with Supreme Legislation Committee.

To uphold rule of law in building society

UAE, April 4, 2016 - The UAE University (UAEU) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Supreme Legislation Committee (SLC) to promote a joint action to uphold the role of the law in creating an integrated society based on mutual knowledge.
Dr. Ali Rashid Al Noaimi is the Vice Chancellor of the UAE University, and H.E. Ahmad bin Meshar, Secretary General of the Supreme Legislation Committee.

3/30/16

GETEX 2016 to unveil prime education & training opportunities to over 35,000 visitors


Diverse mix of guests to be treated to more than 2,500 study programmes

March 03, 2016 - The latest edition of the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX), the leading student recruitment platform in the Middle East and Asia, is expected to attract 35,000 visitors from April 13 to 15, 2016 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre

DIVING TRAINING FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS in Dubai.

ATLANTIS, THE PALM HOSTS DIVING TRAINING FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 March 2016 – Dive Atlantis, the newest addition to Atlantis, The Palm’s resort attractions, hosted a two-day diving training program for people with special needs, as part of its efforts to make diving more accessible and to support social inclusion and social empowerment of people with disabilities.
 
Atlantis Dubai, scuba diving for disabled students.


The training, organised in collaboration with Disabled Divers International (DDI), a non-profit organisation, was designed to promote, develop and conduct scuba diving training programs for the disabled in professional and non-professional categories.

10/28/15

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan receives prestigious Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Salford, UAE


United Arab Emirates, 27 October 2015 – His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan receives prestigious Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Salford, UAE

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan receives prestigious Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Salford, UAE


The University of Salford, United Arab Emirates (UAE) is delighted to announce that His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has been presented with a prestigious Alumni Achievement Award.

British Council UAE announces dates of Education UK Exhibition (EDUKEX 2015) in Abu Dhabi and Dubai



Last year the UK issued around 1500 visas to Emiratis for study,” says UK Visas and Immigration at British Embassy in Abu Dhabi

Dubai, UAE, 27 October 2015: The British Council UAE, the United Kingdom's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, will host the 14th edition of the Education UK Exhibition 2015 (EDUKEX) at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi on November 10 and at Dubai World Trade Center, Al Multaqa Ballroom, on November 11 and 12.

6/17/15

Middle East’s first-of-its-kind event to expand prospects of maritime vocational education & training sector .

DMCA sponsors first Maritime Academic Conference & Expo 2015 in Dubai


Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has announced its official sponsorship of the Maritime Academic Conference & Expo 2015 – MARACAD which will be organized by Sham Company for Conventions and Exhibitions, from November 9 to 10, 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

6/13/15

Ministry of Education email service initiative to benefit 129,000 students.



Abdul Rahman Al Hammadi: ‘We aim to enhance communication channels between students and teachers and provide easy access to information’

UAE, June 11, 2015 - The Ministry of Education (MoE) has introduced an email service catering to 129,000 students throughout its schools. This unprecedented move allows students to utilize technology for a safer means of communication.

5/22/15

Champions of Tomorrow 2015, Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi Education Council concludes ‘Champions of Tomorrow 2015’ with the participation of 84,244 students
  

5/11/15

Abu Dhabi School of Management - training program for government.

Abu Dhabi School of Management to conduct Balanced Scorecard Institute Certification Training
Programme tailored for government entities for the first time

UAE, May 10, 2015 - The Abu Dhabi School of Management (ADSM), an educational institution dedicated to developing the UAE’s future entrepreneurial leaders, has announced that it will be conducting Balance Scorecard for Government Professional Certification BootCamp in collaboration with the Balanced Scorecard Institute (BSI). This marks the first time that the BSI certification is being tailored for government entities.

3/23/15

New York Times best-selling author, renowned speaker and thought leader to empower the region’s youth to be leaders in the 21st century.

Global education practice leader Sean Covey’s first ever Middle East tour to focus on ‘The Leader in Me’ program: creating leaders, one child at a time

3/1/15

The Abu Dhabi Education Marathon kicks off at Yas Marina Circuit with 3,000 students participating.



Abu Dhabi, February 28, 2015: In the presence of H.E. Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and Mr. Aref Al Awani Abu Dhabi Sport Council General Secretary, over 3,000 students from Cycle 1 and Cycle 3 schools took part in the Abu Dhabi Education Marathon, as part of ADEC’s Champions of Tomorrow campaign.

2/17/15

Education Key to Realising ENDP Employment Goals.


UAE’s goal of 1% unemployment requires renewed focus on 21st Century Skills.

Dubai, UAE, 17 February 2015: A global expert on workforce education and training has welcomed the commitment of the Emirates National Development Programme (ENDP) to significantly reduce unemployment rates in the Emirates by 2021.  Mr Frank Edwards, Workforce Development Director at Pearson, has said embedding 21st Century skills in the country’s education system will be crucial to realising this commendable goal.

2/16/15

Around 140,000 participants expected to take part in the event, which takes place February 18th 2015;

ADEC organizes sports day to encourage students and the wider community to maintain healthy fit lifestyle habits
  
UAE, February 15, 2015 – The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) has completed preparations for the launch of ‘Sports Day’ activities scheduled to take part on February 18th 2015 in efforts to raise awareness on the importance of sports, while maintaining healthy lifestyle habits.

12/17/14

Autodesk University Extension Dubai 2014 opens.


More than 1000 top design, engineering professionals, and students to attend 3rd edition of AUx Dubai, one of Middle East’s premier learning and networking event

December 17, 2014

The third edition of Autodesk University Extension (AUx) Dubai 2014, the Middle East region’s premier learning and networking event for design and engineering professionals, is set to open today at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)--with the hope of attracting more than 1,000 participants from all over the terrain. Organized by Omnix International, a leading distributor of Autodesk design software in the UAE, this year's edition promise participants a full day worth of interactive workshops, demonstrations, sessions and an exhibition, which is being held under the theme, ‘Learn, Connect, Explore.’ AUx Dubai 2014 has received enthusiastic response from the industry with top IT brands like Lenovo (Platinum); HP (Gold), Canon (Gold); Dell, NVIDIA, and AGA CAD (Silver) endorsing the event.

12/9/14

HBMSU launches digital version of ‘Those Who Inspire: UAE’ book for learners & staff in the presence of French authors

In collaboration with the Office of H.H. the Crown Prince of Dubai and in line with University’s efforts to enrich knowledge & promote culture of creativity
   
The book documents experiences of 60 innovative Emiratis to inspire future generations and highlights citizens’ role in driving UAE’s cultural, intellectual and humanitarian development

11/29/14

3rd edition of Autodesk University Extension Dubai announced.

Middle East’s premier event for design and engineering professionals to learn new technologies, connect with industry peers and enhance industry skills

November 27, 2014

11/11/14

HBMSU & Paris Dauphine University sign MoU to cooperate in Islamic Finance education and training.

  
[UAE, November 10, 2014] – Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and Paris Dauphine University (UPD), a renowned French public research and higher education institution, have entered into a landmark agreement to extend cooperation in Islamic Finance education and training. Both parties will work closely to design programs and initiatives in Islamic Finance tailored for the GCC and MENA regions. They will also jointly develop curricula that will give full credit for courses taken in either of the institutions.

11/3/14

Salford’s postgraduate push helping drive Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision


University of Salford is launching 30 postgraduate courses in its Abu Dhabi global hub which opened up in May

]UAE, November 03, 2014[ - The University of Salford’s Pro-Vice Chancellor (International Priorities), Professor Amanda Broderick, is launching a wide-ranging portfolio of postgraduate and career professional development (CPD) courses in Abu Dhabi on Sunday 2 November.

10/12/14

EDUKEX 2014 to take place in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in early November



26 universities exhibiting at Le Royal Meridien - Abu Dhabi on November 3, and 41 at Dubai World Trade Centre on November 4 and 5

Dubai, UAE, 12 October 2014: British Council, the United Kingdom's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, will be holding the 13th edition of the Education UK Exhibition (EDUKEX 2014) through separate shows in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the first week of November.

8/5/14

Autodesk, ADVETI and STS Collaborate to Advance 21st Century Skills in Abu Dhabi.

Autodesk 3D design software technologies will support students from science, technology, engineering, digital arts, or mathematics (STEAM) related subjects to solve real world challenges.
 Abu Dhabi, 05 August 2014 – Autodesk Middle East has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute (ADVETI) to advance design education and 21st century skills between ADVETI Institutes, Secondary Technical School (STS) and Autodesk as Industry and Technology partners. STS is a technical high school within ADVETI, established to provide young Emiratis with a senior high school education that has a focus on technical and technology education.

ALHOSN University Opens for New Registrations Today.


Abu Dhabi, 5th August 2014 – ALHOSN University Abu Dhabi is now open for new admissions for the Fall 2014 - 2015 semester. Starting today, ALHOSN University will be accepting admissions for its 18 Undergraduate Programmes and 11 Postgraduate Programmes under the Faculties of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Business, and Arts and Social Sciences.

7/15/14

6 out of every 10 students from UAE who study abroad choose the US.


Referrals to US universities begin at home, says Consultancy’s MD

Dubai, UAE, 15 July 2014: Carian College Advisors, an American education consultancy based in Dubai, has revealed that 6 out of every 10 UAE students currently studying in the US were strongly encouraged by one of their parents or siblings to pursue their undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in America.

7/14/14

Space experts highlight the role of Dubai Sat-1, Dubai Sat-2 & Khalifa Sat in country’s progress.

EIAST successfully holds workshop at RTA to promote outer space technology in UAE


]UAE, July 14, 2014[ - The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST), successfully conducted a workshop at the head office of the UAE Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently as part of its strategic initiatives to promote the institution and its milestones as well as raise public awareness of outer space technology. The workshop was held at the RTA Auditorium and was attended by officials and employees from RTA’s Geographic Information System (GIS) Center.

6/22/14

Strategic partnership between UAE Ministry of Education and Dubai Media Incorporated results in launch of E-Gate initiative.


New service aimed at giving private school officials a faster and more convenient way of ordering textbooks for students

[UAE, June 22, 2014] - The UAE Ministry of Education, in collaboration with Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI), has launched a new E-Gate initiative that has been designed to give private school officials a faster and more convenient way of ordering school textbooks for the coming academic year. The launch took place yesterday during a press conference held at the Ministry of Education headquarters. Present during the event were H.E. Marwan Al Sawalih, Undersecretary, Ministry of Education; H.E. Khawla Al Mualla, Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Policies, Ministry of Education; and Faisal Bin Haider, Executive Director, Printing and Distribution, DMI, along with a number of representatives from both DMI and the Ministry of Education.

6/4/14

University partners with University of Madrid to host lectures on architecture.

 Abu Dhabi-UAE: 4th June, 2014 – ALHOSN University hosted delegates from the Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM) for a series of 3 lectures on architecture. The knowledge-sharing event was the first of its kind since a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the two universities in October 2013. Students and faculty had the opportunity of sharing with world-renowned Spanish professors and architects in-depth lectures, seminars and discussions of major academic interest.

6/3/14

All-female team of Emirati students from Zayed University grabs top prize at Business for Better 2014.

    Shamma Alfahim and Sumaia Alharthi’s business plan of Multi-Gym facility for pregnant and elderly women wins AED 90,000 worth of scholarship
·        Teams from Manipal University and Abu Dhabi University stood second and third place respectively,  2014 edition introduces three new categories--‘Most Innovative Idea,’ ‘Most Socially Responsible Business’ and ‘Best Presentation Skills’