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Abu Dhabi Festival's Riwaq Al Adab Wal Kitab returns to Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

The 7th edition of the initiative introduces 14 new publications by Emirati authors  May 20, 2022 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: As part of the 19th edition of Abu Dhabi Festival, held under the theme ‘Crafting the Emirates State of Mind: Creation, Innovation and Joy’, the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) presents the 7th edition of its Riwaq Al Adab Wal Kitab programme at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 23 to 29 May, 2022. The initiative aims to strengthen and support the Emirati publishing industry by cultivating and presenting the achievements of Emirati and Arab creative writers. This year, the programme is collaborating with local publishing houses Dar Nabati, Hamaleel and the Emirates Writers Union to publish 14 books by Emirati writers more

Abu Dhabi University hosts the fifth Educational Forum

Abu Dhabi University organized the event in collaboration with the Regional Center for Educational Planning – UNESCO and the Queen Rania Teacher Academy Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 19 May 2022: Under the patronage of H.E. Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi, the Minister of Education in the UAE and in partnership with the Regional Center for Educational Planning – UNESCO and The Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA), Abu Dhabi University (ADU) hosted the fifth Educational Forum, under the theme “Re-imagining Education.” ADU faculty members in addition to members from the World Bank, UNESCO, QRTA, and USA’s Drexel University attended the Forum as speakers. The Forum discussed the challenges facing schools and explored post-COVID-19 educational opportunities such as taking education out of the confinements of more

Abu Dhabi University refreshes its Innovation Strategy to Optimize the Impact of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the UAE

• ADUi aims to contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the UAE’s innovation agenda • Abu Dhabi University appointed Dr. Alberto Peralta as the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the lead for its innovation strategy  • The Strategy builds on research to empower aspiring and seasoned innovators as they pursue new ways to create, deliver and capture value for a more sustainable and inclusive world   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 9 May 2022: Under the theme of “powering a more sustainable world”, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) refreshes its innovation strategy titled Abu Dhabi University Innovate (ADUi). ADUi is focused on three main pillars including innovation, research and incubation which will serve as the engine for the advancement of more

Abu Dhabi University Announces Collaboration with the University of Toronto

In a bid to elevate its Public Health Programs,   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: 28 April 2022:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced a collaboration with the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana Faculty of Public Health (DLSPH), Canada's largest public health school. ADU continues to collaborate with prestigious international institutions such as DLSPH to provide students with an exceptional educational experience and elevate its Public Health program. The agreement provides both institutions with the opportunity to partner across a range of academic programs based on knowledge and experience exchange. ADU and DLSPH plan to initiate collaboration between faculty, undergraduate, and postgraduate students through exchange programs, joint courses, internships, and exchange of materials and more

Adek Announces Five-Day Eid Holiday for Private and Public Schools Students across Abu Dhabi

• Five-day break starts on Monday May 2 until May 6, with students returning to school a week later on May 9 • Students must be symptom-free on return; Green Pass requirements remain in place according to age categories   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 27 April 2022:  Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has announced the Eid break for Private and Charter Schools students across Abu Dhabi. Schools will be closed on Monday, May 2-6, and reopen the following week, on Monday, May 9.    All students must be free of any COVID-19-related symptoms and maintain their Green status on Al Hosn app in accordance with their age category. more

GEMS International School becomes first in UAE to partner with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

• Partnership offers CP students access to ERAU Dual Enrolment Programme • School’s offering of personalised pathways now includes Aviation and STEM • Students able to secure equivalent of one year’s worth of US university credits   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: GEMS International School – Al Khail (GIS) has become the first school in the UAE to partner with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), one of the most prestigious and in-demand universities in the world for aviation and aeronautics.    Thanks to the partnership, students studying the IB Career-related Programme (CP) are now able to select the ERAU Dual Enrolment Programme as their Career-related Study (CRS). It gives students the equivalent of a year’s worth of US university credits upon successful more

Abu Dhabi University Honors Winners of the 6th Edition of the “Arts for Autism” Competition

On the sidelines of 2nd Autism Spectrum Disorder Symposium,    • Abu Dhabi University lights up blue in honor of Autism Awareness Month • Abu Dhabi University organizes the second Autism Specrtrum Disorder Symposuim in collaboration with the Regional Center for Educational Planning – UNESCO and the Emirates Autism Society • The sixth edition of the “Arts for Autism” competition draws over 15 education institutes in Abu Dhabi and the UAE   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 22, April 2022:  In line with its continuous efforts to raise awareness on autism, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) organized the second Autism Spectrum Disorder Symposium which was attended by HE Mahra Al-Mutaiwei, Director of Regional Center for Educational Planning (RCEP), where the winners of the more

UAE's GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis named Winner of Otis' Made to Move Communities Challenge in the EMEA Region

- Students from 20 schools across 14 countries took part in the challenge - Winning UAE team proposed creative mobility solutions for UAE’s elderly population - Otis mentors worked with this next generation of innovators to develop new solutions    Dubai, UAE - April 21, 2022 – Otis Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: OTIS), the world’s leading company for elevator and escalator manufacturing, installation and service, has named GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis as the EMEA region winner of its second annual Made to Move Communities™ global challenge.   Otis’ Made to Move Communities challenge partnered with students around the world to inspire and build creative solutions to their communities' mobility issues. Students from 20 schools across 14 countries and more

Sharjah Ramadan Festival's Success in Revitalizing the Emirate's Economic Sectors Continues

• Preliminary indications by the SCCI show significant growth in sales and a rebound in the markets since the festival's launch • The festival drew thousands of tourists, visitors, and shoppers to the emirate raising hotel occupancy rates and retail sales to unprecedented levels   Sharjah, 19th April 2022:  The 32nd Sharjah Ramadan Festival is currently underway, with preliminary indications from the event's organizer, the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), showing significant growth in sales and a rebound in the markets since the festival's launch two weeks ago.   The festive atmosphere, various promotions, and entertainment events drew thousands of tourists, visitors, and shoppers to the emirate, eager to take advantage of the fantastic deals and heavy discounts of up to more

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Flying High with Record Results for 2022

Dubai, UAE, 19 April 2022: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, one of the world’s leading literary events, is celebrating the success of its 14th edition (3-13 February 2022), which showed recovery from the effects of the pandemic and record numbers of competition entries. In total more than 105,000 people engaged with the Festival, in person or through its virtual offering.    Over the 11 days of the Festival, a total of 181 authors representing 47 nationalities took to the stage at the Habtoor City Hotels, evenly split between Arab and non Arab writers and with a 100 per cent increase on author numbers from the previous year. The number of Emirati authors included in the programme was also double the number featured last year. Onsite audience feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Survey results show that more

Ramadan Editathon to bring all the Facts of Ramadan to a Global Audience

 Emirates Literature Foundation and Wikimedians of the UAE User Group celebrate the holy month by compiling and sharing Ramadan traditions on Wikipedia    Dubai, UAE, 14 April 2022: The Emirates Literature Foundation and the Wikimedians of the UAE User Group are co-creating the ultimate guide to Ramadan in the UAE together with members of the Wikipedia community on the 16 April. The editathon will bring together and shed light on key aspects of Emirati traditions in Arabic, and the article will later be translated into English for a wider audience.    Covering important aspects of the culture in the UAE, the article will include Hag Al Laila, the Ramadan crescent moon sighting, Iftar, worship, and traditions such as charity tents, sharing a meal with family, and much more.    The more

ADU College of Business Dean Professor Barry O'Mahony Receives ‘Dean of the Year Award'

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 13 April 2022: Professor Barry O’Mahony, Dean of Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Business (CoB) received the esteemed ‘Dean of the Year Award’ as part of the 2022 Beta Gamma Sigma Awards (BGS). BGS is the international honor society of the Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Nominated by the Abu Dhabi University Beta Gamma Sigma chapter, Professor O’Mahony was recognized from a pool of over 615 Deans from leading universities in 38 countries.  Professor Barry O’Mahony was awarded the ‘Dean of the Year Award’ in recognition of his commitment to providing students with an exemplary educational journey and continuous support in building a world-class curriculum.  The Beta Gamma Sigma Dean of the Year Award more

The Abu Dhabi School of Government Launches the ‘Future Shapers' Program

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 13, April 2022:  The Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG), the leading government platform for enhancing human capital in the emirate, has announced the launch of the Future Shapers program, which seeks to unlock the digital career and leadership potential of Abu Dhabi employees.  The development of this program comes as part of ADSG’s efforts to strengthen the digital capabilities and skills of Abu Dhabi employees and support the digital agenda of the Abu Dhabi government. Targeting both Abu Dhabi Government employees and Abu Dhabi residents, the program offers unrivalled access to a community of like-minded peers and specialized tech-industry members, as well as in demand digital content and exclusive certifications for graduates who complete the program. The program has adopted a more

Abu Dhabi Distribution Company and Abu Dhabi University Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Advance Innovation in the Utility Sector

Abu Dhabi, UAE- 7, April 2022: The Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA Group), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi University (ADU) to accelerate technical, societal and environmental solutions in the energy sector through research and development. The cooperation aims to promote ties between both entities through training programs and knowledge exchange.  The agreement was signed at ADU’s main campus by H.E Saeed Al Suwaidi, Managing Director, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company and Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor, Abu Dhabi University. H.E. Saeed Al Suwaidi, Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, commented: “There are many mutual benefits to collaborating with academia, which is why we are so thrilled to enter more

St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, Appoints New Director of Transnational Education

SGU School of Medicine appoints Jade Pearson as Director of Transnational Education to empower aspiring medical students with international education     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 April 2022: St. George’s University (SGU), Grenada, has appointed Jade Pearson as the Director of Transnational Education (TNE). TNE encompasses a broad spectrum of collaborations between universities, ranging from exchange programs for staff and students, to study abroad opportunities, through to pathways or dual degrees.   To expand SGU’s efforts of recruiting international students and enhance its global presence as a school of medicine, Jade Pearson’s higher education experience is a perfect match to the School of Medicine’s goals to further expand their collaboration efforts with universities around the more

Business and Management Studies at Abu Dhabi University Receives a Global Ranking of 501-550 and a National Ranking of Four in 2022

Building on its successful track record with the QS World University Rankings,   • The College of Business at ADU received the esteemed ranking for its continued excellence in delivering Business and Management studies  • As part of its Business and Management studies, ADU offers a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with over 82 graduates since its inception in 2010, in addition to the UAE’s largest MBA program with over 900 enrolled students currently   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 07 April 2022: Building on the university’s exceptional track record, Business and Management studies at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) received a global ranking of 501-550 and a national ranking of four from the prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject. The more

Ideacrate Opens New Orange Wheels Campus at Dubai Silicon Oasis

Dubai - April 7, 2022: Orange Wheels, a flagship brand of IdeaCrate Edutainment Company, opened its latest edutainment centre at Dubai Silicon Oasis. This is the second location of Orange Wheels in Dubai and the fourth in the UAE. Orange Wheels is a unique one-stop edutainment destination for children, aged six months to eight years set up in a creative, nature-centric and innovative environment.  Speaking at the launch, Ms. Shifa Yusuffali, CEO of IdeaCrate Edutainment Company, said, “This is yet another step to provide wholesome education to the young and curious minds. With the motto ‘Play, Discover, Create’, Orange Wheels offers a safe, clean, fun, and nurturing environment for children to enjoy unrestrained play time with immersive activities.”  “The evolutionary concept aims at the more

New Secondary Campus of GEMS Legacy School

Dubai, UAE on April 4, 2022: ‘Pupils have arrived this morning to begin attending the new secondary campus of GEMS Legacy School. Principal Asha Alexander said "This is such a big day for the school. The teachers and support staff have worked so hard to prepare the facilities ready for some 550 students who will be using the new campus today. We still have capacity to grow further.” GEMS Legacy School was until 2021-22 a primary school known as The Kindergarten Starters school before it won KHDA approval to become a through school. more

High Schools Students to Benefit from exciting Biotechnology Internships at the BITS Pilani Dubai Campus

• The on-campus internship program will spread over five working days during spring and summer breaks offering hands-on experience   • Students from grades 11 and 12 to be considered based on academic merit while the fee would be completely waived off ; biology teachers can also apply   • Students will be awarded with certificates at the end of the internship   29th March, 2022; Dubai, UAE: BITS Pilani Dubai Campus, offering Biotechnology Engineering program, has announced an exclusive internship program for high school students. The program will place interns in a meaningful training experience in diverse areas of biotechnology. The on-campus internship program will spread over five working days, initiating the students to the practical application of biotechnology while providing them more

Abu Dhabi's Adults and Children Discover all the Tools for Financial Literacy at Ma'an's ‘Exchange'

Workshop dived deep into the tips and tricks needed to help ensure financial independence in a rapidly changing and unpredictable world   Abu Dhabi, March 29, 2022: The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an’s Innovation Platform, ‘The Exchange,’ hosted an interactive workshop that shed light on financial literacy for adults and children, which aims to educate participants on how to save from a young age, as well as financial independence, and ways to enhance their financial wellbeing.    The Exchange is an innovation platform developed by Ma’an to initiate conversations with community members to share ideas and stories to encourage new connections and collaborations.   The workshop began with a keynote speech from Kareem Refaay, Managing Director MENA and Gulf at the more

Zakat Fund and Abu Dhabi University Launch Annual Fundraising Initiative ‘Our Youth Our Responsibility, Our Zakat Our Immunity' for the 12th Year in a Row

• The strategic partnership raises more than AED 71 million worth of funds in support of 3,580 students   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 28 March 2022: Zakat Fund and Abu Dhabi University (ADU) have launched the ‘Our Youth Our Responsibility, Our Zakat Our Immunity' initiative for the twelve year consecutively in support of both local and expatriate students.  Since its launch, the initiative has raised more than AED 71 million and extended financial aid to 3,580 students. This year, the fund aims to reduce the financial burden of 500 deserving students who are eligible zakat recipients.    His Excellency Abdullah Bin Aqeeda Al Muhairi, Secretary General of Zakat Fund, commented, “For the past eleven years, the ‘Our Youth Our Responsibility, Our Zakat Our Immunity' more

Hirschi Climbs Final Podium at Coppi & Bartali

3rd for Hirschi overall, Ulissi 10th on final day     Marc Hirschi completed a successful return to racing with 3rd place overall at the Coppi & Bartali stage race in Italy.     The final stage from Casalguidi to Cantagrillo (160km) was won by Josef Cerny (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) with Diego Ulissi coming home in 10th as part of an elite chasing group. Hirschi also finished in the group to secure his final podium.     The overall title went to Irishman Eddie Dunbar (Ineos-Grenadiers) with his teammate Ethan Hayter in second place.     Hirschi’s podium comes off the back of his win at Per Sempre Alfredo classic last weekend and confirmation of his strong form.   Marc Hirschi: “I’m happy with the podium, it was a hard and aggressive more

UNESCO International Bureau of Education (UNESCO-IBE) and Dubai Cares Organize a High-Level Conference

UNESCO International Bureau of Education (UNESCO-IBE) and Dubai Cares organize a high-level conference to officially present their Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) toolkit developed for Eswatini, Lao PDR and Cameroon UAE, 28, March 2022:  After four years of fruitful partnership, UNESCO-IBE and Dubai Cares, a civil society organization formally associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications, held a conference on March 24-25, 2022, at the Dubai Cares’ pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai, to officially close their collaborative project "Building Resilient and Sustainable Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Systems". The conference which was attended by Ministers, curriculum experts and civil society representatives from the corresponding countries, presented six resource packs more

Press Announcement Eaton Business School Reinforces UAE's Position as a Global Education Hub in the Middle East and Africa Region

Date: Sharjah, UAE, March 26, 2022   News Highlights:   The e-learning market in GCC countries will grow at 11 percent from 2021 to US$569.04 million in 2025;   The global online education market will reach US$585.48 billion by 2027, from US$269.87 billion in 2021;   As many as 120 students to graduate through a convocation later this month;   It's parent company Westford Education Group employs around 350 professionals and currently has more than 5,000 active students across the globe. More than 15,000 students from 130 nationalities have obtained degrees, making it the most cosmopolitan and global educational institution in the Middle East.   Eaton Business School, a premium online educational institution affiliated to a number of British and European universities and more

Ibtikar Enables Open Access to Digital Library during UAE Month of Reading'

Al Diwan’s 1,000+ Arabic stories are now available without log-in throughout March Ibtikar, a UAE-based Educational Technology company, in cooperation with United Educational Publishing (UEP), a UAE-based Educational Press, has announced that 1,000+ Arabic stories on their reading platform, Al Diwan powered by Akadimi, is now available for access without log-in during the UAE Month of Reading this month.  By enabling open access to their Al Diwan digital reading platform for the first time, Ibtikar aims to encourage Arabic reading and re-ignite the passion for lifelong learning among public and private school students and UAE readers as a whole.  As a subsidiary of Yas Holding’s education division, Nebras Education Holding, Ibtikar’s initiative is aligned with its Group’s mission to invest in more

National Center of Meteorology Marks World Meteorological Day

Day marked under slogan "Early Warning and Early Action"   • Dr. Abdulla Al Mandous: Anticipating climate phenomena and providing accurate data contribute to saving our planet   Abu Dhabi-UAE: 23 March, 2022 – National Center of Meteorology (NCM) marks World Meteorological Day, which falls on March 23 every year. World Meteorological Day is celebrated this year under the slogan "Early Warning and Early Action".   His Excellency Dr. Abdulla Al Mandous, Director-General of the National Center of Meteorology and President of the WMO Regional Association (Asia), said: “The celebration of World Meteorological Day 2022 under the theme “Early Warning and Early Action,” reflects the importance of keeping pace with climatic phenomena that affect social more

St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, is Accepting Applications from Aspiring Medical Students for its August 2022 Intake

Following the success of its January 2022 cohort application window, SGU School of Medicine’s August 2022 intake is accepting inquiries from MENA students looking to become a doctor in the US or UK Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22, March 2022 – St. George’s University, Grenada, has announced it is accepting applications for its August 2022 intake from prospective medical students from the MENA region.  With the university’s January admissions program now closed, prospective students still have the opportunity to kick-start their medical education at the start of the next academic year.  The institution currently runs three intakes per year – in January, April and August – offering students of each cohort various advantages. Those joining in August benefit from alignment with the global more

Shortlist Announced for International Prize for Arabic Fiction

• The shortlist comprises books by authors from six countries: Egypt, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Oman, and for the first time the UAE • One debut novelist and two former IPAF Nadwa participants make the 2022 shortlist     Tuesday 22 March 2022: Cairo Maquette by Tarek Imam, Rose’s Diary by Reem al-Kamali, Dilshad by Bushra Khalfan, The Prisoner of the Portuguese by Mohsine Loukili, The White Line of Night by Khaled Nasrallah and Bread on the Table of Uncle Milad by Mohamed Alnaas have today been announced as the shortlisted works for the 15th International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF). Each of the six shortlisted authors will receive $10,000, with the winner announced on 22 May receiving an additional $50,000.   The shortlist was revealed online by this year’s Chair of Judges Shukri more

Five Colleges Financed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Inaugurated in Jordan

• Project has been implemented at a total cost of AED80.3m   • Initiative is part of the Public Universities Development Program that includes 27 projects worth AED466 million    ABU DHABI, 22 March 2022 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) participated in the inauguration of five colleges in Jordan, which were built with an ADFD funding of AED80.3 million (US$21.83m). The initiative is part of the Jordanian Public Universities Development Program that includes the implementation of 27 projects in the education sector at a total value of AED 466 million (US$126.87m) to boost the education sector. ADFD funded projects in various strategic sectors such as energy, transport, water and agriculture, health, and education. These projects were financed from the AED4.6 billion ($1.25 billion) the more

Abu Dhabi Festival Celebrates World Poetry Day with Pioneering Emirati and Arab Poets

Abu Dhabi, UAE; March 22, 2022:  In its 19th edition held under the theme Crafting the Emirates State of Mind: Creativity, Innovation & Joy, Abu Dhabi Festival hosted a distinguished panel of pioneering Emirati and Arab poets as part of the Portrait of a Nation II: Beyond Narratives exhibition at Manarat Al Saadiyat on 21 March. The panel celebrated World Poetry Day and the power of words, highlighting the role of poetry in our modern societies.  H.E. Huda Ibrahim Alkhamis, Founder of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation and the Artistic Director of Abu Dhabi Festival said: “On World Poetry Day, we celebrate a literary tradition deeply rooted in the cultural heritage of the Arab world.  Poetry is one of the most powerful forms of cultural expression, and in line with our objective to serve as a gateway more

SCCI Unveils New Logo of 32nd Sharjah Ramadan Festival 2022

Sharjah - 21 March 2022:  Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has unveiled the new logo of the 32nd Sharjah Ramadan Festival, which will kick off on April 2 and conclude on May 4, 2022, across various regions and cities of Sharjah during the holy month of Ramadan. The logo design is simple, and its characters look more aesthetic and attractive.  The dimensions, colors, and type of font look more harmonious reflecting the new start of the festival, while the colors used reflect joy, happiness, and atmosphere of the holy month.      Ibrahim Rashid Al Jarwan, General Coordinator of the festival, said: "The SCCI is constantly developing the activities and events of Sharjah Ramadan Festival to fit its renewed spirit and the same holds true for the festival logo. Sharjah Ramadan Festival is more

Writer Relocations, GEMS Education Join Hands to Ease School Search for Families Relocating to UAE

● Priority placement and advance seat confirmation during relocation to provide seamless access to quality education Dubai, 17 March 2022: India’s leading relocation company, Writer Relocations (a business division of Writer Business Services), having a major presence in the UAE, has announced its collaboration with GEMS Education, one of the largest K-12 private education providers in the world, to provide a seamless admission process for the children of relocating families moving to the UAE. The aim is to ease the stress of hundreds of relocating families by using Writer Relocations and securing school seats for their children within the GEMS Education network, which offers the widest choice of schools in the country.  Writer Relocations, which handles over 8,000 relocations every year, has seen an upsurge in more

UAEJJF Joins Forces with ADEK to Promote ‘Abu Dhabi Reads'

Noura Al Shemiri, Emirati author of Jiu-Jitsu-themed “Hosn Al Emarat” books, will participate in a story-telling session at Umm Al Emarat Park on March 18 and 20 Abu Dhabi, March 16, 2022: UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), the nation’s governing body for the sport, has partnered with the Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) to support Abu Dhabi Reads, an initiative designed to foster reading as a daily habit across many of the UAE capital’s communities.  Emirati author Noura Al Shemiri will read her own book series Hosn Al Emarat to children at Umm Al Emarat Park on the 18th and 20th of March as part of the UAE Reading Month celebrations. The jiu-jitsu-themed book collection was released by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation last year and teaches children about the UAE's culture, traditions, and more

Science Students Recycle Materials to Create Their Winning Entries in the Henkel Forscherwelt Science Lab School Competition

Three students were recognized for their outstanding designs by Talib Abdul Kareem Julfar, CEO Infrastructure Services Sector at Dubai Municipality; Csaba Szendrei, President Henkel GCC, and German Consul General, Holger Mahnicke, at the German Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai  UAE, Dubai, 16 March 2022: The winning students in the Forscherwelt Science Lab competition have been announced at the German Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. In an award ceremony led by Csaba Szendrei, President Henkel GCC last Thursday; Aliya Abdul Gafoor from Woodlem Park School, Riya Wynn from Gulf Indian High School, and Amaal Hamad from GEMS FirstPoint School, were celebrated for their creative designs, which stood out to the judges amongst the submissions from over 1,000 students aged 7 to 11 from 14 schools across Dubai. The science competition was more

Procter & Gamble Launches the First ever UAE Women Entrepreneurs Academy in partnership with WEConnect International

From March 7-9, P&G’s Women Entrepreneurs Academy will conduct industry wide training for 20 high-level women executives and business owners in the UAE UAE – 10 March 2022: Procter & Gamble Middle East FZE kickstarted its Women Entrepreneurs Academy scheduled from March 7-9 in its MENA Innovation Centre Dubai offices in collaboration with WEConnect International, as part of its ongoing commitment to equality and inclusion. The first of its kind in the region, the P&G Women Entrepreneurs Academy program invites female business-owners based in the UAE to participate in competitive training opportunities ahead of industry-wide digitization, further cementing the brand’s efforts to creating an inclusive, gender-equal environment.  The program offers a total of 8 training sessions across leadership and more

‘Abu Dhabi Reads' Back on Track with Enriching Program for UAE Reading Month

• Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge organizes a series of school and community activities • Library on Wheels to offer book-swapping opportunities during tours across schools and key landmarks in Abu Dhabi • Weekend activations at Umm Al Emarat Park include workshops, storytelling sessions, puppet theatres and more   Abu Dhabi, UAE- 1, March 2022: Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has set the stage for the return of ‘Abu Dhabi Reads’ this March to celebrate UAE Reading Month.    Designed to foster reading as a daily habit among all community segments, ‘Abu Dhabi Reads’ is in line with the national ‘UAE Reads’ campaign objectives of enriching reading culture and building a future generation of leaders equipped with more

Adek Launches New Training Pathway in Hospitality Sector at Al Karamah Training Institute to Enhance Workplace Inclusion Avenues for Students of Determination

• Al Karamah Training Institute (AKTI) partners Il Caffé Di Roma to open a student-operated outlet located at the institute • Inclusive hospitality training scheme opens career pathways for students of determination and empowers them to be active members of society   Abu Dhabi, UAE- 17, February 2022: The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has launched a new hospitality training program for students of determination studying at Al Karamah Training Institute (AKTI), the first professional training center in the UAE for Emirati students on the autism spectrum, in partnership with Il Caffé Di Roma chain in Abu Dhabi.   Based out of Il Caffè Di Roma on the grounds of the purpose-built AKTI within Al Karamah School, the new skills development scheme offers a range of vocational more

Abu Dhabi University Offers Students the Opportunity to Obtain Master's Degree from Trinity College Dublin

In an effort to elevate the students’ academic journey,    • 4+1 Pathway Program encouraging ADU’s engineering students enrolled in its ABET-accredited BSc Civil Engineering school to earn a Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree from Trinity College Dublin  • Trinity College Dublin is ranked number one in Ireland and 101 globally   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 15 February 2022: In a continuous bid to elevate the student experience, Abu Dhabi University (ADU)’s College of Engineering (CoE) joins forces with Ireland’s leading university, Trinity College Dublin through the launch of an exchange program tailored for Civil Engineering students, enabling them to earn a postgraduate degree in one year. ADU continues to collaborate with leading local and global more

Lenovo and GEMS Education Launch Region's First Dedicated Esports Zone in a School

• The world’s leading PC manufacturer joins forces with one of the largest K-12 private education providers globally to illustrate the power and potential of gaming  • The collaboration sees Lenovo Esports technology integrated into a state-of-the-art gaming zone at GEMS Modern Academy, with GEMS FirstPoint School – The Villa to follow and potential for wider regional rollout    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 14, 2022: GEMS Education and Lenovo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to accelerate opportunities for students in gaming, powered by the rollout of the Lenovo Esports program – a bespoke gaming solution for K-12 and university institutions with an interest in advancing their gaming offering.   As part of the collaboration, Lenovo has more

The Abu Dhabi School of Government and Udacity sign MoU to Implement Talent Transformation Programs

The MoU aims to foster scientific and training fields  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 14 February 2022: The Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG) and Udacity have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) today. The agreement aims to foster the collaboration in scientific and training fields of common interest.  Through this MoU, the parties aim to combine efforts to launch targeted and tailored programs to uncover the digital and leadership career potential of Abu Dhabi government employees, community members and the youth, and bridge its future skills gap. This is directly in line with ADSG’s commitment to enhancing the competencies of the workforce in the Emirate and allows them to contribute to the Abu Dhabi Government’s vision of establishing a highly competitive, knowledge based economy.  The MoU more

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• Students’ wellbeing in focus on the occasion of Children’s Mental Health Week • Vast array of student-led initiatives launched in schools across GEMS network • Students increasingly taking advantage of the school support available to them   Dubai, United Arab Emirates: With Children’s Mental Health Week, from 7-13 February, shining a spotlight more

Abu Dhabi University to Host EUROHAB on Campus from February 8 – 11…

As part of its commitment to provide an exemplary student experience,   • OASIS/EUROHAB an inflatable lunar habitat concept developed by the leading French start-up Spartan Space • The Project is developed in collaboration with French Space Agency (CNES) and other partners • The habitat was previously displayed at International Astronautical Congress (IAC) Dubai more

Abu Dhabi University Announces Partnership with Dalhousie University…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 4 February 2022: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) announced a new partnership with Dalhousie University (Dalhousie), a leading Canadian university renowned for its top-tier research and academic programs. ADU continues to collaborate with leading local and global academic institutes such as Dalhousie to provide students with an enriching education journey and present more

HBMSU highlights innovation and sustainability at the third virtual conference of ‘Innovation ...…

Mansoor Al Awar: The conference reflects our response to the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum to promote the role of innovation in building sustainable and secure future February 1, 2022 – Under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and University President, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) successfully more

HH Sheikha Salama Bint Hazza Al Nahyan Promotes Children's Education In UAE'…

On a Mission to Promote Literacy:  Acclaimed Emirati Author, Sheikha Salama Bint Hazza AlNahyan, Continues to Promote Children’s Education Across The UAE.    Dubai, 2 February 2022:  Acclaimed Emirati children's author, HH Sheikha Salama Bint Hazza Al Nahyan, is on a mission to promote children’s education across the UAE, and promote the heritage of more

Abu Dhabi University and Ittihad Paper Mill Exchange Knowledge in Renewable Materials and Paper ...…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 27th 2022: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ittihad Paper Mill (IPM), the first printing and writing paper production facility in the GCC. This agreement aims to enhance all future collaborations and exchange of unified efforts in scientific research, in addition to facilitating the relevant knowledge and academic more

HH Sheikha Salama Bint Hazza Al Nahyan Promotes Children's Education In UAE…

On a Mission to Promote Literacy:  Acclaimed Emirati Author, Sheikha Salama Bint Hazza AlNahyan, Continues to Promote Children’s Education Across The UAE.    Dubai, 24 January 2022:  Acclaimed Emirati children's author, HH Sheikha Salama Bint Hazza Al Nahyan, is on a mission to promote children’s education across the UAE, and promote the heritage of more

Gradual Return to In-Classroom Learning Model Announced for Abu Dhabi Schools…

• KG 1 – Grade 5/ FS1 – Year 6 students, as well as Grade12/ Year 13 and students sitting for board and high stakes exams can return to in-classroom education starting from 24 January • All students can return to physical school on 31 January with distance learning remaining an option for all parents for remainder of term one   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - more

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