Friday , 19 October 2018

Tag Archives: Education

Egypt’s Universities Open Up to Blended Learning

Egypt’s new academic year, which has just begun, has a new feature, with universities enrolling students in academic programs based on blended learning for the first time. One high-profile example of this approach, in which students learn through a combination of traditional classroom lectures and online courses, can be seen at the American University in Cairo. The university has started …

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Education in the Middle East and North Africa

ACHIEVEMENTS The Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA) has taken great strides in education. It has quadrupled the average level of schooling since 1960, halved illiteracy since 1980 and achieved almost complete gender parity for primary education. Access: Enrolment in the region’s school systems has increased significantly over the past decade to the point where universal primary education has …

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UCL Qatar welcomes record number of new students for 2018/19 academic year

UCL Qatar has started its new academic year by welcoming one of the biggest MA student intakes since the London-based University set up its operations in Qatar in 2010 in partnership with Qatar Foundation. Forty-nine graduates from over 25 countries will now begin full or part-time studies on UCL Qatar’s renowned Library and Information Studies MA and Museum and Gallery …

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Saudi efforts to improve education system showcased

Saudi Education Minister Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa on Thursday highlighted the great support provided by King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to improve the country’s education system. Al-Issa did so at a meeting of education ministers in Argentina. Participants included education ministers from all G-20 states, as well as those from Singapore, Chile, Jamaica, Spain and the Netherlands. …

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Work on University of Balamand Dubai campus completed

Dubai Investments, a leading, diversified investments company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, has announced that the new campus of its wholly-owned subsidiary University of Balamand Dubai [UOBD] is fully complete and ready to welcome students strating from next month. The UOBD campus, spread across 8,000 sq m at Dubai Investments Park [DIP], offers the most-modern classrooms, three laboratories for …

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17 new international schools set to open in UAE this year

The number of international schools in the region has grown from only 1,159 in 2013 to 1593 in 2018 The market in the Middle East continues to expand, said an industry expert, noting that17 new international schools are opening for the 2018-2019 academic year in the United Arab Emirates, 13 of which are located in Dubai. “Most of the demand …

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Krypto Labs announces EdTech Innovations Startup Contest 2018

$270,000 in funding will be awarded to the most innovative startups in Education Technology Abu Dhabi, UAE – In its continuous search for innovative ideas and concepts, Krypto Labs, the global business technology incubator with a unique ecosystem for funding ground-breaking startups, has set a global challenge by announcing its newest contest, the EdTech Innovations Startup Contest 2018, aiming at …

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Al Ghurair establishes education fund for Arab refugees

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Emirati businessmen and philanthropist, has announced the establishment of the “Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund”, a new initiative to benefit Arab refugee youth in Jordan, and Lebanon and Arab children affected by wars and disasters residing in the UAE. The announcement was made on the occasion of the annual ‘World Refugee Day’, being observed …

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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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