Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University celebrated the winning of its ‘Smart Campus’ initiative at the 2015 Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards, a prestigious international award that recognizes the world’s best higher education innovations and promotes learning and employment. HBMSU’s ‘Smart Campus’ bagged first place under the ‘Regional Award Middle East’ category during an honorary ceremony that recently took place on the sidelines of the 2015 Reimagine Education Conference in Philadelphia, USA. The event saw the participation of 520 universities and educational institutions from 50 countries from around the world—competing across 22 different categories. The award was developed in the framework of the partnership between the QS Organization for the classification of universities and the Wharton Center at the University of Pennsylvania to promote innovative projects in higher education.

British Orchard Nursery, UAE’s largest chain of pre-schools, in collaboration with Child Early Intervention Medical Centre, educated parents on young children’s speech and hearing progress and helped them identify the problematic areas with focus on the role of teachers and parents in a child’s early development. Early intervention in the case of speech-sound disorders (SSD) in children could be a differentiating factor in their over-all emotional and physical growth. Experts in the UAE have noticed a rise in the speech and sound problems among young children with prevalence of disorders up to 8-9 percent. Approximately 5-8 percent of preschool children have language delays that continue throughout their school years and adulthood, while 15 - 20 percent of two-year-olds are delayed in their expressive language development.

The Institute of Finance and Management (IFM), a leading training institute for global professional certificates in Islamic Finance, has entered into a strategic partnership with the Emirates College of Technology’s (ECT) and Continuous Education Centre (CEC), an Abu Dhabi-based private institution of higher education, to explore mutual collaboration in the development of human resources, research and consultancy. The Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) was signed by Dr. Mahmoud Abdalaal, CEO of aafaq Islamic Finance, and Prof. Bruce Taylor, President of ECT, and Wael Al-Anqar, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and CEC presenter.

Under the patronage and in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of the University, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) celebrated today (February 02, 2016) the graduation of the 5th and 6th batch of Diploma, Masters and Bachelor graduates in the Schools of Business and Quality Management, e-Education, and Health and Environmental Studies. A total of 322 learners received their graduation certificates for the academic year 2014-2015 during a ceremony held at the Dubai World Trade Center. Also in attendance during the event were H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai and Chairman of the University's Board of Governors; members of the Board; Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, University Chancellor; and faculty members, administrators, and parents.

With focus on improving the status of women’s health in the UAE, the British Orchard Nursery, UAE’s largest chain of pre-schools, teamed up with Lifeline Hospital to organise awareness event on cervical cancer. The event included an interactive session with doctors and staff at Lifeline Hospital who educated mothers on cervical cancer risk, and discussed protective and preventive measures in detail. The session was part of the complementary ‘Coffee Morning’ series, British Orchard Nursery’s ongoing calendar event that aims to address concerns that directly or indirectly affect children’s well-being with active involvement of both parents and children.