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DEWA commissions second unit in Dhs15.8bn solar park

DEWA commissions second unit of 4th phase of Dubai solar park

The fourth phase is set to provide clean energy for approximately 320,000 residences and reduce carbon emissions by 1.6 million tonnes annually

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Sheikh Hamdan launches Dubai Economic Leadership Program

Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Leadership Development will open registration for the programme between September and October

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Khalifa University, Mubadala ink key sponsorship partnership

The financial sponsorship will contribute to the Khalifa University Fund to support research and development with advanced facilities

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Edtech: Using technology to connect stakeholders

YaSchools started as a directory that hosted information of about schools but has evolved into a multi-service platform

IIT-Delhi to open campus in UAE IIT Director Image courtesy WAM

Indian Institute Of Technology Delhi to open campus in UAE

IIT Delhi’s Abu Dhabi campus will offer computer science, artificial intelligence, energy and sustainability, healthcare and research programmes

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UAE President Sheikh Mohamed extends wishes to students, teachers for new academic year

As most schools across the UAE return to campus after the summer break, the UAE’s leaders have extended their wishes to all those participating in the new academic year

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Insights: Empowering UAE women for a transformative AI-driven future

Upskilling Emirati women in AI and related fields will not only equip them with vital tech skills but also open doors to emerging sectors and leadership positions

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UAE: Schools welcome more than 290,000 students on Aug 28

Schools welcomed 23,492 educational professionals back after an eight-week break

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Bybit-AUS sponsorship fund: Here’s how 38 bright students will benefit

In addition to sponsoring the selected students, Bybit is contributing Dhs100,000 to sponsor the first AUS-Bybit Inter-College Hackathon in November

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New academic year: Dubai school students to get hi-tech buses

School bus services ensure the security of children through surveillance cameras, and a system to ensure that no student is left behind

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Dubai universities roll out programmes in AI, drones, genetics, gaming

Dubai International Academic City and Dubai Knowledge Park aim to equip students with future-proof skills during the 2023-24 academic year

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India supports community initiatives for new schools in GCC

Within the GCC, the largest number of Indian schools are in the UAE

Insights: Economic growth requires reforms in higher education

The online higher education is growing and is estimated to touch $5bn by 2025

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COP28, Coursera to increase access to climate literacy education for global youth

The programme of more than 100 courses covers a range of topics essential for climate literacy across mitigation, adaptation, finance, and loss and damage

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UAE school holidays 2023: When does the new academic term start?

The UAE’s Ministry of Education mandates 182 academic days in a year for those schools following the international curriculum

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Saudi edtech YaSchools raises $600,000 in seed round, plans for expansion to Jordan

Since the launch of its microlending services in early 2023, YaSchools has received financing requests worth more than $40m

Aldar boosts education portfolio investment to $368m

Aldar boosts investment in education portfolio to $368m

The expansion plan includes the establishment of Cranleigh Bahrain and the acquisition of Kent College Dubai and Virginia International Private School in Abu Dhabi

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Saudi’s Riyadh Air to build first simulator centre at Prince Sultan University

Riyadh Air will partner with PSU to build long-term academic programmes to support students who want to pursue a career in aviation

Taaleem Holdings posts $54.5m in 9M 2023 net profit

Dubai’s Taaleem posts $54.5m profit since IPO

The school operator added 28,563 students for the 2022/23 academic year, a 36.2 per cent YoY increase in enrolments

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Binance Academy, Coursera partner to advance blockchain education

The programmes will cater to individuals looking for a foundational understanding of blockchain, web3 and crypto technologies, and for those who wish to pursue a career in the blockchain industry

Eid Al Adha 2023 Dubai KHDA school holidays

Eid Al Adha 2023: KHDA announces holidays for Dubai schools

The regulator issued an advisory, stating that schools will be closed for Eid starting from Tuesday, June 27

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UAE simplifies recognition process for foreign university degrees

The updated system highlights the need for attesting previous degrees, and complying with a minimum physical presence requirement of 30 days for master’s graduates and 168 days for bachelor’s graduates

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American University of Sharjah, Bybit establish new scholarship fund

The fund will support 20 students to drive their academic and research efforts towards fintech and blockchain at American University of Sharjah

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National Bonds increases stake in Taaleem to 22%

Taaleem operates 26 schools with 27,000 students, supported by more than 1,700 faculty members and 3,000 administrative staff in the UAE

The biggest future trends in education

Insights: The biggest trends shaping the future of education

James Shipton, Regional Exams Director, MENA, British Council tells us that the outbreak of Covid-19 accelerated several education trends, including a greater acceptance of digital technology

Dubai Culture launches mobtakir

Dubai Culture launches Mobtakir diploma for entrepreneurs

Applications are currently open and without charge to all UAE residents, including students, professionals, and small business owners until May 20

Here’s how these trends are shaping the future of education

Here’s how these trends are shaping the future of education

Malakeh El Haj, Director of Knowledge & Innovation at Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation tells us education is changing at a pace quicker than ever before, driven by the use of innovative technologies

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COP28: UAE launches Green Education Partnership Roadmap

The roadmap identifies environment-and-climate-friendly initiatives that the MoE aims to achieve by the start of and post COP28

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Yas SeaWorld Research & Rescue’s Rob Yordi shares the centre’s role in the region

The general curator of SeaWorld Abu Dhabi and Yas SeaWorld Research & Rescue tells us how the centre will enable marine conservation and build a strong regional rescue network

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Dubai: KHDA reveals top private schools for 2023

Dubai education regulator said 25 schools improved their performance from the previous inspection cycle during the 2018/19 academic year