Sultan Al Qasimi signs MoU between Sharjah Research Academy and University of Queensland

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Ceremony aimed to strengthen cooperation in both educational and scientific fields. His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, signed a memorandum of understanding between the Sharjah Research Academy and the University of Queensland, Australia yesterday with the aim of strengthening cooperation between the academy and the university in both …

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DEWA signs MoU with the American University in Dubai


Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ( DEWA ) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the American University in Dubai , to exchange experience and skills and enhance cooperation in research and practical studies, to support the strategic goals of both parties, and to offer the best services to the public. The agreement was signed by HE Saeed Mohammed …

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Egypt’s Presidential Council for Education and Scientific Research Partners with Thomson Reuters to Advance the Impact of its Research

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Collaboration supports Egypt’s Presidential Council’s Upcoming Knowledge Bank and other efforts to effectively prepare a new generation of scholars. The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters , the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced a partnership with the Presidential Council for Education and Scientific Research in Egypt to enhance its Knowledge Bank–to …

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Al Najah Education takes MENASEA investments up to Dh300m with Sabari Indian School deal


Al Najah Education LLC (Al Najah), the private equity platform of Al Masah Capital Limited ( AMCL ) for the education sector,has brought up its total investments in the MENA and SEA regions to almost Dh 300 million as it struck a new deal with Dubai-based Sabari Indian School (SIS). Al Najah acquired a majority equity stake in SIS as …

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MINDS Training Institute officially opens its first centre in the UAE


Multidisciplinary institute makes high quality education affordable to all. Sharjah UAE: MINDS Training Centre, a multidisciplinary institute for developing skills has opened its doors for students in the UAE. The centre aims to reach out to a large student base keen on boosting their skill set and thereby their professional ambitions. MINDS quite simply stands for Meritorious Institute for Developing …

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View on Migration: Universities welcome Syrian scholars

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By SciDev.Net – Shyamantha Asokan Universities around the world are providing refuge for dozens of Syrian academics who have fled the brutal civil war. The Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF), part of the US-based Institute of International Education, has found placements at host universities for 80 Syrian scholars since the conflict began in 2011. In the United Kingdom, a charity called …

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Emirates partners with Oxford University to launch data science lab

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Oxford-Emirates Data Science Lab set to shape digital transformation of the whole Emirates Group. Egypt: Emirates has launched a data science lab in a five year partnership with Oxford University. Employing a team of world-class scientists, engineers, social scientists and domain experts from Emirates and Oxford University, the Oxford-Emirates Data Science Lab will examine new ways of forecasting demand and …

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International School Al Koura Upgrades to Skoolee v5.0 from White Mountain Technologies


International School Al Koura ( was founded in 1985 in Beitroumine, Koura, Lebanon, to provide quality K-12 education to the community. ISK pursues diversified academic offerings and promotes the process questioning in order to get to higher levels of knowledge. ISK has been using Skoolee since 2008. It is one of the first and foremost schools to adopt Skoolee, the …

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Technology will focus more on the core human experience, says Facebook’s Serkan Piantino

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DOHA, QATAR – At a round-table discussion at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), Serkan Piantino, Facebook’s New York site director, provided a glimpse into a more nuanced, human-focused world of technology. “The questions we are asking of technology are becoming more complicated. The demands are getting closer to what humans want in their daily lives and thus we can …

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MENA employers share U.S. concerns over student skills for workplace – Education Expert

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Dr. Kathleen S. Ives – says universities and colleges must embrace the spirit of innovation. MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum in Abu Dhabi will be told students fear they are not well prepared by universities for careers Dubai, UAE: MENA region employers share the concern of counterparts in the U.S. that universities are not preparing students with sufficient key skills …

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