A delegation of 400 outstanding UAE students from public schools will be sent on an educational field trip to pioneering ‘smart cities’ and distinguished scientific institutions in the United States, Britain and Switzerland in the coming summer. Several other batches will also be sent to explore prestigious academic and scientific institutions within the UAE. These programs are in line with a series of training camps and scientific field trips organized by the Ministry of Education (MoE) in support of the wise leadership of the UAE’s aim to encourage students to join programs that enhance their creative and innovative faculties.

Professional Communication Corporation - Nedaa, a trusted and reliable choice in the field of wireless communication supply in Dubai and Northern Emirates, has recently signed a strategic new partnership agreement with Sharjah International Airport. Under the terms of the agreement, Nedaa will provide the airport with a key line of advanced digital wireless communications solutions, which have been specifically customized to support the airport’s internal operations and further allow it to provide world-class performance and deliver solutions that meet business requirements and enhance employees’ day-to-day operations. The implementation of the new partnership is also expected to strengthen the airport’s security levels—preserving the confidentiality of information and communications.

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has announced that 20 scholarships will be awarded to outstanding high school learners as grants from H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of HBMSU. Bestowed for the third year in a row now, the scholarships aim to help learners in their quest towards scientific and academic excellence and enable them to contribute effectively to the UAE’s overall development. The H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Scholarship Program provides outstanding learners the opportunity to enroll at HBMSU’s e-School of Business and Quality Management and e-School of Health and Environmental Studies. Both schools follow the highest standards of innovation and incorporate the latest smart technologies to meet the aspirations of Arab learners.

Dubai Smart Government (DSG), in co-ordination with Dubai government entities, is currently conducting a feasibility study to link all Dubai government entities with a shared modern fibre-optic network. The move is aimed at raising the efficiency of the technological structure of these entities and ensuring continuity of work through providing the best technologies for ensuring that the public get government services most seamlessly and urgently everywhere round the clock, thereby contributing to the sustainable development of Dubai as a smart city.

H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has issued a Federal Decree appointing H.E. Abdelrahim Mohammed Abdullah Al Hammadi as an Undersecretary for the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water. The first article of Degree Number (76) for 2015 orders the promotion of H.E. Al Hammadi to the rank of Undersecretary for the Ministry of Environment and Water, while the second article stipulates that the Minister should implement the decree and publish it in the official newspaper.