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Investing in education a ‘long-term commitment’, says GEMS CEO

In the latest of a series of articles on philanthropic activities undertaken by families of UAE business leaders, Dino Varkey, the son of GEMS Education founder Sunny Varkey, discusses the role of the firm and Varkey Foundation in broadening access to learning. Dino Varkey, the CEO of GEMS Education is the third generation of a family of education entrepreneurs who …

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HBKU Holds Education City’s First PhD Defense

The College of Science and Engineering celebrates the achievements of its students A new milestone in the two decades of Qatar Foundation (QF) for Education, Science and Community Development history was achieved when Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) College of Science and Engineering (CSE) hosted Education City’s first-ever PhD thesis defense session. The momentous event comes ahead of HBKU’s schedule …

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Gulf’s rapid social changes ‘pose a challenge for education planners

By Nada Hameed, Arab News JEDDAH: Universities and higher education policymakers have been challenged to keep pace with the region’s accelerating social and economic changes by speakers at the 7th Gulf education conference. More than 200 senior education figures, including representatives from global universities as well as diplomats and advisers, took part in the two-day conference, which was held at …

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UK/ Egyptian workshop on Higher Education

Giving students the skills they need for success: UK/ Egyptian workshop on Higher Education gathers university leaders from across Egypt On 11 February leaders of universities across Egypt were invited to a workshop at the British Embassy in Cairo to share best practice on improving higher education, by giving university teachers the recognition they deserve for their work, and ensuring …

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UAE higher education year-end review

Universities in UAE saw higher placed rankings in 2017 Abu Dhabi: It was another big year for higher education in the UAE in 2017, with several key developments including university mergers, a new higher education strategy announced in December, and continued moves up the ranks for UAE-based universities. National Higher Education Strategy Announced in December by the Ministry of Education, …

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MeRck KGaA marks the launch of Merck Foundation during the Fourth edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary in Cairo, Egypt

More than 450 African healthcare providers, policy makers and researchers from Africa and Asia benefit from several educational and social development sessions Fourth Luminary held in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Egypt brings together African and Asian countries from 24th – 25th October 2017 in Cairo, Egypt to contribute towards building healthcare capacity. “Merck …

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MEPI Student Leaders Program 2018

Applications for 2018 will be accepted from October 23, 2017, through December 14, 2017 The Student Leaders program offers outstanding undergraduates from across the MENA region an intensive leadership training course of approximately 5 weeks in the United States. The program emphasizes lessons in participatory governance and the application of leadership skills. The Student Leaders program is a rigorous exchange …

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Artificial intelligence: GCC schools show more interest in adopting education technology-CEO

The Gulf region is showing more interest in adopting new technologies in the education sector, a chief executive officer (CEO) of an Abu Dhabi-based software company said. “Education is always a pillar of any economy,” Saleh Al Hashemi, the CEO of Alef, a privately-owned firm that sells education software to schools told Zawya in an interview on Monday on the …

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Education financing in Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Financing of educational institutions (i.e. schools, kindergarten and to a certain extent universities) is on the rise in the UAE. Foreign educational institutions (e.g. schools, kindergarten and universities) either explore local bank funding (i.e. UAE banks) or seek the assistance of their home county banks or financial institutions to fund either establishment or expansion of such educational institutions in the …

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U.S., Ministry of Education honor STEM high school graduates

These students are the third cohort to graduate from Egypt’s STEM high schools, launched by the Ministry of Education in 2012 with support from the United States through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) The U.S. government, working in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Education, answered President Sisi’s recent call for a greater focus on science and technology …

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