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The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has this week announced that its Bachelor of Science in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering has been granted accreditation by ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC).

UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has inaugurated the Mohammed bin Rashid Arabic eLearning Project, with the launch of The Translation Challenge. The Challenge calls on all Arabs to help translate to Arabic 5,000 videos and 11 million words of world-class maths and science material to be available online free to over 50 million Arab students from kindergarten to grade 12. The content is to be sourced and localised in accordance with the highest international standards and curricula.

A number of experts agree that the flourishing global e-learning industry is fast climbing, thanks to continuous advanced technological innovations, high modern skill demand in the market, and the need to update individual competencies for career advancement, among other factors. Market research firm Research and Markets predicts that the international online learning market will experience a compound annual growth rate of approximately 7.2 per cent and hit the USD 325- billion mark by 2025. The Middle East’s e-learning sector is picking up, with the regional industry fast gaining traction in light of the rising popularity of smart learning in this part of the world.

NYU Abu Dhabi has announced the 2017-2018 class of the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholars Program, which enhances existing skills of outstanding students in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and provides them with special academic and leadership opportunities.

As part of its role in cultivating the next generation of design leaders, Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI), the first private, not-for-profit design university in the region, today announced the appointment of Sass Brown as the institution’s Founding Dean and Hani Asfour as Associate Dean, ahead of its inaugural academic year in 2018.