Emirates NBD Group, a leading banking group in the MENAT (Middle East, North Africa and Turkey) region has launched a new and exclusive graduate program called “Ruwad.” It is the largest investment the bank has ever made in a single talent management program. It is also the first of many initiatives to be introduced in response to the government’s federal NAFIS program, announced as part of the UAE’s “Projects of the 50”.

The United Arab Emirates University has established five core laboratories to support interdisciplinary research combining physical, biological, social, and digital sciences.  This blurring of scientific boundaries is a phenomenon known as the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ because its outcomes are an explosion of new possibilities across many fields of human endeavour and the creation of innovative technologies and practices.  The UAE’s strategic vision for the next fifty years incorporates the Fourth Industrial Revolution as a system of innovation to help achieve sustainability in economic, social, and environmental progress.

Students across Abu Dhabi have been quick to respond to a new pop-up vaccination center at Yas Mall, with hundreds of students aged 12 years and above, including university students, receiving Covid-19 vaccinations ahead of the new academic year 2021/22.

Edunation, the leading Education Technology platform in MENA, got another commendation for its exponential growth and swift rise to prominence in the region from none other than the global cloud computing giant Amazon. The world’s largest provider of web services was quick to applaud Edunation for its provision of “A system schools can count on”, as well as for its intrinsic stability and creative developmental mindset, which made proper use of AWS infrastructure to boost usage activity by up to 32 times!

An going 7-week summer camp, ‘Confluence Heart-Mind Connect Summer Camp’ will be launching the first of its two “exclusive” ON DEMAND sessions on Saturday, 31 July. The program hosted by Heartfulness MENA and GIIS UAE brings together 3 experts in education and child psychology with children aged 6-12 years as they interact with each other on how their lives have changed in the last 15 months, “COVID-19: Friend and Foe.”

Zoho Corp., a global technology company, partnered with the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) to conduct a 10-week training programme for first-year BBA students about 'The Role of Technology in Business Management'. The training aimed to prepare the next generation of hospitality leaders for the sector's impending digital transformation.

The University of Birmingham Dubai has launched a MSc Urban Planning and a MSc Civil Engineering programme, which will start in September 2021. As part of these courses, students will explore Dubai’s proposed expansion under the Dubai 2040 Urban Masterplan, along with the key challenges associated with realising such growth in a sustainable manner.