The UAE today confirmed the allocation of AED55 million (US$15 million) for school supplies to Sudan. Supporting 400,000 students in Sudanese schools, the monetary aid, provided by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for economic development aid, covers educational necessities, including classroom equipment.

Sohar University, today announced that it has collaborated with Red Hat to create the Sohar University Red Hat Academy. Red Hat Academy is an open source, web-deployed and web- managed education program that is designed to provide turnkey curriculum materials to academic institutions to start and sustain an open source and Linux curriculum program.

As commercial airliners become more technologically advanced, so too must the skills of the pilots who will fly them. But while aircraft continue to evolve, training methods have not only lagged – they have become increasingly irrelevant to today’s trainee pilots, who have grown up in the digital age.

After three grueling weeks of solving real world cases on Artificial Intelligence, 1200 high school students from across 60 schools in the UAE competed last Saturday for the DEWA Business Cup Challenge 2019 hosted by Curtin University Dubai. The winning team – Carv – comprised of four students from GEMS Wellington International School presented an exceptional solution in the Finals. They were also the recipients of DEWA’s Best Solution Award, given for the best case study on developing a narrow AI solution for DEWA.

Microsoft today announced that there are now 323 educators from the UAE are now The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert , a number that has doubled in the past year. These educators join over 9,300 others in the MIE Expert program worldwide to share ideas, try new approaches and learn from each other as a global community dedicated to improving student outcomes through technology.

Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE and a subsidiary of the General Holding Corporation (SENAAT), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi University (ADU), to develop courses and research on the metals and steel sector. The MoU will see collaboration on the development of a Bachelor’s programme in metallurgy, alongside on-job training at Emirates Steel, and is designed to further the future of the national metals industry.

Pearson, the world’s learning company, welcomed the participation of more than 100 education professionals at its dedicated education conference in Jordan. The theme of the event focused on ‘Learning for the Future’ and explored innovative approaches to ensure that students are future-ready and fully able to meet and overcome the challenges of tomorrow.

GEMS Rewards, an exclusive rewards programme for the GEMS Education community, launched its new and improved application that has gone live on 1 November 2019. The new app has several additional features that are aimed at supporting the GEMS community to enjoy exclusive offers and experiences.

As part of its commitment to community and empowering the next generation of young Omanis, Al Mouj Muscat, a public-private venture between the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and the UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim Properties, has donated a number of new tablets as interactive learning devices to Baraka bint Thalaba government school.

Education For Employment (EFE) and the Ras Al-Khaimah (RAK) Human Resources Department have delivered work readiness training to 24 Emirati youth as part of the Pathways to Progress programme in partnership with Citi Foundation.