education

  • Tejari launches 2016 Real World Procurement Series of Events

    Strategic procurement company Tejari, together with CIPS MENA are back with the launch of their 2016 Real World Procurement series. Now entering its fourth year, the Real World Procurement Series is designed to provide procurement professionals with essential real world insight into procurement practices - the people skills, process efficiencies and empowering technologies needed to drive a successful procurement function.

  • Telecommunication Regulatory Authority signs agreement with ITU & Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program

    The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) has signed a cooperative agreement with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN’s specialised agency for information and communications technologies, and Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program during their participation at the SAMENA Telecom Leaders’ Summit 2016 held recently at the Jumeirah Mina A’Salam at Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Dubai. The agreement is aimed at coordinating joint efforts in assisting and providing consultation to countries who have expressed their interests in formulating national policies within the framework of ‘smart’ learning. According to the terms of the agreement, the UAE will become the ‘smart’ learning hub for the region and the world.

  • Telecommunications Regulatory Authority opens 2nd Summer Innovation Camp

    The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) opened today (Sunday, July 17, 2016) the 2nd edition of its ‘Summer Innovation Camp,’ a month-long initiative that will run until August 18, 2016. The initiative has been designed to cultivate the spirit of innovation and creativity among the young Emiratis, while also teaching them more about the local telecommunications and information technology (IT) sectors, through different events and activities held throughout the country.

  • The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education Doubles Its Annual Scholarship Offering for Emirati & Arab Youth in Its Second Year of Operation

    The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) has responded to the overwhelming number of applications from tens of thousands of Emirati and Arab youth by increasing the number of scholarships offered through its programs from 700 currently, to 1,500 in the next year. 

  • THE ARBOR SCHOOL SET FOR SEPTEMBER 2018 OPENING IN AL FURJAN

    Praxis Education today officially unveiled the Arbor School – inspired by the UAE’s Vision 2021, which calls for a shift to a diversified and knowledge-based economy and a commitment to sustainability. Set to open in the Al Furjan district of Dubai in September 2018, it is the region’s first school to embed eco-literacy, sustainability and environmental justice into its curriculum.

  • The Arcadia Preparatory School named Apple Distinguished School

    The Arcadia Preparatory School is pleased ​to announce that it has been recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for 2018–2021 for its innovative and effective use of technology to enhance teaching and learning.

  • The Arcadia Preparatory School to welcome first intake of students in August 2016

    Set to make its mark in the UAE education sector, The Arcadia Preparatory School will open the gates for it’s first intake of pupils in August this year. Located in Jumeirah Village Triangle, the school follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum for the Foundation Stage years and the new National Curriculum for England (NCfE) for Key Stage years and is all set to revolutionise the learning and teaching experience with its state-of-the-art facilities, excellent teaching staff, and a uniquely holistic approach to both pupil development as well as staff wellbeing.

  • The Cribb Academy opens for all

    Dubai-based incubator, The Cribb, has recently opened its in-house training courses to the region’s most promising entrepreneurs and corporates.

  • The Education Affairs Office Announces Local and International Partners for "Qudwa 2017"

    The Education Affairs Office of Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi announced the list of partners of the second edition of the global teachers’ forum “Qudwa 2017”, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces and Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

  • The Happy Box – two years on

    Passion before monetary drive is the underlying factor for any successful enterprise, and that is exactly what co-founders of The Happy Box Jumana and Linda Al Darwish exert from the moment you meet them. They have an innate passion for spreading happiness and live and breathe their company’s mandate. Sharing a common belief that “happiness should be universal”; they set out to establish The Happy Box in May 2014, an educational company that offers monthly subscription activity boxes that are designed to strengthen the family unit through interactive educational play. The Happy Box provides families with a medium to bond and engage in creative and educational activities with loved ones. Spending quality family time is key towards to achieving happiness.

  • The Petroleum Institute Students Recognized with United Nations Awards

    The Petroleum Institute is proud to announce that two of its students have won two distinctive awards at the 10th American University of Sharjah Model United Nations, which took place from the 9th to the 11th of February, 2017. Abdallah Badr, a sophomore studying electrical engineering, received the Best Researcher Award from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) committee and Muhammad Huzaifa, a junior studying chemical engineering, was honoured with the Distinguished Delegate Award from the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) committee.

  • The Spahn Family Visits Dwight School Dubai Campus

    Dwight School’s Chancellor Stephen Spahn, and Vice Chancellor Blake Spahn, visited the site of the new Dwight School in Al Barsha, Dubai this week. The Spahn family, who have worked with Dwight School for the past 80 years were impressed with the development of the new campus.

  • THE TASTING CLASS BECOMES THE FIRST APPROVED PROVIDER OF WSET QUALIFICATIONS IN THE UAE

    Middle East beverage enthusiasts will now be able to enhance their knowledge with accredited qualifications from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), as The Tasting Class becomes the first Approved Programme Provider to offer its prestigious courses to consumers in the region.

  • The UAE’s Private K-12 Education Market Will Grow by Approximately 40% in the Next 5 Years with Further Consolidation and Competition, BCG Study Finds

    According to a new report today by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), entitled ‘Where to Invest Now in the GCC Private Education’, the UAE’s private K-12 education market valued at $4.4 billion in 2017 is poised to grow to $7.1 billion by 2023. Across the GCC, the private education market is becoming a magnet for investors, and rightly so, as it is expected to double over the next five years. Despite the fact that strong growth has been predicted across the region, investors must fine-tune their strategies to account for the shifting circumstances before committing to an investment opportunity.

  • Three in four UAE parents think their child’s school provides value for money

    While the vast majority of UAE parents believe their child’s school offers value for money, a sizeable number thinks they do not, new data from YouGov reveals.

    Dubai schools are attempting to stay attractive to parents with fee freeze and ‘mid-range fee’ offerings. Now, new YouGov research explores how parental attitudes compare to their experiences with their children’s education.

  • TII at HBKU's CHSS Calls for Paper Submissions for Upcoming Translation Conference on "21st Century Demands: Translators and Interpreters Towards Human and Social Responsibilities"

    The Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University's (HBKU) College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) is now accepting submissions for the Eighth Annual International Translation Conference. The two-day event is scheduled to take place from March 27 - 28, 2017 and will be hosted by the college at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) in Doha, Qatar. TII anticipates submissions from academics, practitioners and community members who are invested, through theory or practice, in addressing the theme of this year's conference: "21st Century Demands: Translators and Interpreters toward Human and Social Responsibilities."

  • Times Higher Education International Student List names American University of Sharjah number one in the world

    For the second year running, American University of Sharjah (AUS) has topped the Times Higher Education (THE) list of universities with the highest percentage of international students globally. The list is widely regarded as one of the most reliable indicators of international student numbers, with the list’s data used by THE for its annual World University Rankings.

  • Tools for the 21st Century Learner: ELLevate English Six-Level English Language Learning Course Offers Fully Integrated Digital and Print Content with Immersive Multimedia for Seamless, Interactive Learning Experience

    McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, today announced the launch of ELLevate English, an innovative new English Language Learning (ELL) course for secondary school students. Available across the GCC, ELLevate English offers pre-built, fully customizable course content that has been designed by curriculum experts and is aligned to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) levels A1-B2 for grades 7-12.

  • Top Students Head to Dubai for International Final

    The KPMG International Case Competition (KICC) final takes place next week in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A team of four top students from Hult International Business School will represent the UAE firm, competing in Dubai for an experience of a lifetime and the opportunity to bring home the coveted prize, as they take on teams from 21 other countries in the global final.

  • Top UAE Schools Awarded Graduate Scholarships

    INTI International University and Colleges, part of the Laureate International Universities network today announced that it has awarded over 100 scholarships to UAE schools, enabling deserving students an opportunity to pursue their higher studies in Malaysia.