Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a research-driven, graduate-level university, focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies based in Abu Dhabi, has moved up to the 14th spot overall in the 2016 US News and World Report Best Arab Region Universities Rankings, up from the 23rd position last year.

Furthering its commitment to make the internet a safe and positive space for its students, Academia Management Solutions International (AMSI) – which manages Al Mawakeb Schools and International School of Arts & Sciences (ISAS) – has conducted a string of informative workshops, training programs, and expert talks at its premises.

Mrs. Alissar Nasr Soubra, the Chief Academic Officer at Academia Management Solutions International (AMSI) - a leading academic solutions provider – was recently invited as the Chief Guest for the Annual Investiture Ceremony at The Indian High School, Dubai – the first private school in the UAE founded in 1961; catering to the CBSE syllabus. Felicitating girl students of secondary and senior secondary sections, Mrs. Nasr officially decorated students with important positions in the Student Council – an influential team of leaders that drive non-curricular activities in the school.

As part of its efforts to inspire youth to consider careers in technology, Cisco brought together students from Jebel Ali School in Dubai with their counterparts from Makini School in Nairobi, Kenya through Cisco Telepresence. Aligned with Cisco’s vision of ‘changing the way we work, live, play, and learn,’ the immersive digital experience provided more than 140 students an opportunity to engage live across continents to share insights into their daily lives while gaining first-hand access to the latest technology.

Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), has launched a ‘Scientific Research Award for HBMSU Learners’ to further drive the university’s leadership. The launch was announced at the ‘End of Year Learners Social Gathering 2016,’ held recently at The Address Dubai Mall under the theme ‘HBMSU Graduate Contribution to the UAE Economic Growth.’