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University of Dubai partners with British Council to host symposium for school counsellors from MENA region

More than 75 school counsellors, advisors and education officials from eight countries across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region attended a professional development symposium this week, hosted by University of Dubai and organized by the British Council. Led by experts from UK careers and higher education institutions, the symposium included sessions on educational and careers’ opportunities. Welcoming the …

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Shapoorji Pallonji wins contract for Kuwait University

Construction giant Shapoorji Pallonji wins $525 million build-operate contract for Kuwait University Shapoorji Pallonji, have won the contract to build, operate and maintain the colleges of social science, law and Shariaa & Islamic studies, as well as the prayer areas and faculty club for Kuwait University . Valued at just under 150 million Kuwaiti Dinars (USD 525 millions) and with …

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Ministry of Education inks Education Transformation Agreement with Microsoft

A renewed 5-year agreement to improve Educational Technology As part of its continued efforts to enhance the quality of learning and improving the use of technology in the classroom, the Bahraini Ministry of Education signed a 5-year agreement with Microsoft to transform learning, further innovation and develop employment skills for the 21st century. The Microsoft Education Transformation Agreement was signed …

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Dubai to host US$1m hult prize as Arab youth look to crack education challenge

World’s largest student competition serves as engine of innovation for region and beyond After fielding a record 20,000 first round submissions, the Hult Prize Foundation announced its MENA finalists who will compete at a historic event hosted by Hult International Business School in Dubai next month. More than 200 entrepreneurs from the region, making up 58 teams, will meet on …

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Creation of the first university diploma in Islamic Finance in the BENELUX

The First session will start in APRIL 2015 in Luxembourg and Belgium. Following the 2008 subprime crisis, many financial actors were looking for alternatives to supply the market with ethical products and services, linked to tangible assets and to the real economy. Islamic finance has become an important part of the international financial system and is one of its fastest …

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Gulf Capital partners with Emirates Foundation to support youth and education in the UAE

Gulf Capital , one of the leading and most active alternative asset managers in the Middle East, has renewed and reaffirmed its partnership with Emirates Foundation to support a number of programmes focusing on the development of UAE youth through education, entrepreneurship and knowledge transfer. The partnership was signed by Emirates Foundation ‘s CEO Clare Woodcraft and Gulf Capital ‘s …

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Qatar University hosted the 9th MENASA NASPA Conference

Under the theme “Bridging the Gap: Paving the Way to Student Success”, Qatar University ( QU ) hosted the 9th Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) NASPA Conference on February 4-5. Over 200 delegates came together to discuss, network and share experiences around the issue of promoting student success at the university level. The 2-day forum which was …

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UAE Vision 2021 taking shape as school admissions surge

An increase in expatriates relocating to the UAE, coupled with more Emirati children attending international schools, is fuelling exponential growth Dubai, UAE: Competition for admissions in Dubai’s international schools continues to intensify – perhaps more than ever before – with an increasing number of national families choosing to enroll their children in British and American curriculums. The Middle East’s international …

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International Student Card Gaining Popularity in the UAE

ISIC overwhelming success for its first year in the Emirates ISIC, the International Student Identity Card, has now been available in the UAE for a year and the demand is growing steadily. Over 16,000 UAE students have acquired it so far. The ISIC card not only allows students in the UAE to prove their student status worldwide, but provides them …

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Strong growth fundamentals drive education sector

Sharjah Education Show from 11 to 13 Feb to host Indian Education Show Sharjah, 5th February 2015: With growth drivers firmly in place, the education sector in the GCC region is on a steep growth curve, say industry experts. Several studies have projected a healthy growth in the number of students enrolling in primary, secondary and tertiary education segments, along …

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