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.

To complement its successful efforts to transfer knowledge and experiences and exchange the best smart learning practices with the international academic community, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has created a clear road map for developing an innovative model for smart learning in the Arab World supported by the UAE and Egypt which it recently presented to a high-level delegation from the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology headed by Assmaa Hosney, Chief Executive Officer, Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA). They prepared the roadmap out of their firm belief that the quality, excellence and global competitiveness of learning and education across the Arab World need to be raised to the highest levels. This step reflects the high confidence accorded by the Arab World’s governments and academic institutions to HBMSU, the first academic center to re-shape the future of smart high-learning through creative methods that keep pace with 21st century requirements.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has launched the third cycle of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, offering Emirati undergraduate students the opportunity to intern at Space Science research centers in the United States, as well as at MBRSC.

Under the patronage of Qatar’s Minister of Finance, His Excellency Mr. Ali Shareef Al Emadi, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) held the graduation ceremony for the fourth cohort of its ‘Kawader’ program, crowning the exemplary performance of 21 young Qataris who are now ready to take on leadership roles in the country’s financial services sector.

Islamic finance is attracting increasing numbers of executives from diverse backgrounds, according to a London Business School finance professor.