HBMSU receives Pearson recognition in education for ‘Smart Training Model’.

Adoption of best international quality practices is proactive step towards continued leadership in smart education

UAE, July 24, 2016 – Under the unlimited support of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), and the close follow up of the Board of Trustees, the university has received Pearson recognition in education. The achievement complements HBMSU’s leadership in driving innovation, creativity and excellence in learning and education in the Arab World. The university was recognized for its Smart Training Model (A.A.A) which reflects the institution’s remarkable success in adopting the highest quality standards


Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences honours Ministry of Health and Prevention.

Ministry plays vital role in success of first kidney transplant in Dubai

UAE, 27 June, 2016 - Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) honored the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) for its contribution to the success of the first kidney transplant in Dubai. Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of MOHAP, received the University’s trophy as a token of appreciation from Dr. Amer Ahmad Sharif, CEO of the Education Sector in Dubai Healthcare City Authority, during his visit with the University delegation at MOHAP’s headquarters in Dubai.
Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences honours Ministry of Health and Prevention
The recognition event was held in the presence of Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for Hospitals Sector,


43 children graduate from DEWA nurseries in 2016

Dubai, UAE, 20 June 2016: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA’s) nurseries have had 43 children graduate in 2016. These are employees’ children who turned four and completed the requirements to go to kindergarten. The graduation ceremony, organised by the nursery’s management, was attended by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, and Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President of Business Support and Human Resources at DEWA.
Dewa Nurseries.
“DEWA takes priority in its staff`, as they are the cornerstone for achieving excellence in all areas,


HBMSU commissioned to convert Al Ahli Driving Centre’s theoretical lessons to interactive eLearning format

Cloud-ready content to be available in three languages & accessible across all platforms & devices

UAE, June 19, 2016 – Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has announced that it has been commissioned by Al Ahli Driving Centre, a Dubai-based driving school to develop an interactive online version of its theoretical lessons to enhance existing training and registration processes. The contract was signed at the HBMSU campus in the presence of Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU and Emirati referee Ali Bujsaim, Chairman of Al Ahli Group.
Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU and Emirati referee Ali Bujsaim, Chairman of Al Ahli Group
Under the terms of the agreement, HBMSU will make the content available in three languages – English, Arabic and Urdu


Pearson, Emirates Aviation University applaud new rules governing vocational qualifications.

Leading education providers in the UAE welcome recognition of international qualifications.

Dubai, UAE, 17 May, 2016: Dubai: The Emirates Aviation University and Pearson have announced their support of changes to the rules governing qualifications recognition in the UAE.

Recently, the UAE’s National Qualifications Authority (NQA) and Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) announced that international qualifications, such as Pearson’s BTEC qualifications, would be recognised throughout the UAE.


GETEX 2016 to unveil prime education & training opportunities to over 35,000 visitors.

Diverse mix of guests to be treated to more than 2,500 study programmes

March 03, 2016 - The latest edition of the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX), the leading student recruitment platform in the Middle East and Asia, is expected to attract 35,000 visitors from April 13 to 15, 2016 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. During its three-day run, GETEX 2016 will focus on topics such as General Education, Residential Schools, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Education, Occupational and Industry Education, Professional Development, Continuing Education and Training, as well as host a Student Counselling and Career Advisory Forum.


Dubai Smart Government signs MoU with Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government.

 MoU contributes to building leaders and qualified national staff

 UAE, November 4, 2015 - Dubai Smart Government Department (DSG) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government. Under the MoU, the government partnership will be bolstered through exchange of knowledge and best practices at all levels and the streamlining of corporate communication channels between the two organizations.


High-quality programs in government innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, Islamic banking & social media

HBMSU launches human capital development training courses to meet local and regional needs of creative cadres

UAE, September 14, 2015 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has launched a series of human capital development courses aimed at producing generations of Arabs who are capable of meeting the needs of the 21st century. The new courses, which will be offered until December of this year, have been designed to provide learners with enriched knowledge and high-level experience on leadership, institutional innovation, change management, entrepreneurship, Islamic banking and social media -- all of which are main pillars driving the Arab World’s development today.

Empower participates in Dubai Women’s College Industry Week.

The company seeks to provide better understanding on nature of jobs in district cooling industry

Dubai, UAE, 14 September 2015: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, takes part in the upcoming Industry Week organised by the Higher Colleges of Technology – Dubai Women’s College from 13 to 17 September to give students a better understanding of what it is like working in district cooling industry.


Group of UAE trainees tours Empower’s state of the art plant at Business Bay.

Bin Shafar says that the organization pays special focus on training and inducting Emirati students, particularly at technical roles.

Dubai, UAE, 23  August 2015: As part of its internship programme to familiarise UAE students on skills needed in the district cooling industry, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has run a visit for a group of trainees, currently doing internship at Empower, to its BB-2 plant in Business Bay, Dubai. The visit was part of the students’ curriculum to understand the process of district cooling adopted at Empower.


Maktoum Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Initiatives for Legal Excellence honors outstanding law students.

Dubai Courts successfully concludes 4th Maktoum Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Moot Court Competition


·      Competition attracts wide participation from UAE & other GCC states

UAE, May 4, 2015 - Dubai Courts recently honoured the winners of the 4th Maktoum Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Moot Court Competition held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Judicial Council, with the theme ‘Personal Status Case.’ The recognition took place during the concluding ceremony of the first-of-its-kind Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Maktoum Initiatives for Legal Excellence, an initiative that encourages leadership and excellence within the UAE’s and the region’s legal and judicial systems.  


GETEX 2015- Platform for education providers aims to make a strong case for their universities and colleges to attract students.

GETEX Counsellors Forum to provide networking opportunities to student and career counsellors

March 18, 2015

With the abundance of higher education and training options from around the world available at GETEX, making the right choice can be a nerve-racking experience for students. The assistance of student and career counsellors at this juncture of a student’s life is crucial.  Education providers, on the other hand, realize the importance of keeping the lines of communication open and look for opportunities to keep career counsellors in the loop.


Global Education Forum Discusses how Technology can Change the Game.

Using data from online tools effectively results in better learner outcomes

Dubai, UAE, 26 February 2015: Participants at the 2015 Global Education Forum (GEF) held in Dubai from the 24th to the 26th of February have heard about the opportunities data from online educational tools provide in terms of student assessment, engagement and education outcomes.

GCC student population to touch 11.3 million by 2020

GETEX 2015 to address GCC’s surging demand for quality learning.

March 01, 2015

According to recent industry reports, the GCC student population is predicted to reach 11.3 million by 2020 from 9.5 million in 2010 and the urgency to provide excellent learning environments to all students – emiratis and expatriates – living in the region, is driving up public and private spending on education.


Stimulating young minds for Innovation Economy.

Edutech brings innovation in education to the region with the launch of Edutech STEM+ Studio during the 8th Edition of GESS - 2015

February 21, 2015

Edutech, a leading provider of learning solutions and services, announced that the visitors of upcoming GESS 2015 have an opportunity to experience its revolutionary learning solution, the Edutech STEM+ Studio. Bearing in mind the Country’s vision, Edutech will be providing free workshops on Robotics, 3D Printing, Renewable Energy, Electronics, Coding, Science Experiments, during the event. The Edutech STEM+ Studio is an exciting place where the participants, design, play, make, hack and learn to develop their ideas, creativity, innovation and design thinking, using interesting physical and digital materials.


Innovation Arabia 8 features 188 research papers, and 38 presentations from 40 countries.

Event explores innovative solutions in quality and business management, health and environment, smart learning, and Islamic finance

[UAE, February 17, 2015] – The Innovation Arabia 8 (IA8) Conference being organized by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) under the theme ‘Innovate, Collaborate and Differentiate: Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, and Shaping the Future’ has lined up top-notch keynote speakers – including regional and international experts, academics and scholars – to discuss effective solutions for maximizing economic opportunities and promising human resources to drive sustainable socio-economic growth across the Arab World.


Autodesk University Extension Dubai 2014 receives overwhelming industry response.

Over 600 design and engineering professionals, students, creative hobbyists and design enthusiasts attend third edition of event

December 24, 2014

Omnix International, a leading distributor of Autodesk design software in the UAE, announced that the third edition of Autodesk University Extension (AUx) Dubai 2014, the Middle East region’s premier learning and networking event for design and engineering professionals, concluded on a high note and generated overwhelming response from an attendance of more than 600 participants. The event, which was held at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC),


HBMSU hosts learners and alumni in interactive meeting to develop its three-year strategic plan.

To strengthen its commitment to support goals of ‘National Innovation Strategy’ and develop spirit of creativity among Learners

Imdaad hosts visit of American University in Dubai’s engineering students to Jebel Ali sewage plant.

Dubai, UAE, December 22, 2014Imdaad, a leading provider of integrated facilities management solutions in the GCC, recently hosted an educational tour for American University in Dubai’s (AUD) Civil Engineering students.


Lenovo, HP, Canon, Dell, NVIDIA and AGA CAD extends support for 3rd edition of Autodesk University Extension Dubai.

  • AUx Dubai will showcase innovations in design technology and its problem solving prowess in architecture, construction, manufacturing, media & entertainment industries
  • Event to offer Autodesk certifications on Autodesk’s range of 3D Design software for select attendees


The Irish Academy of Public Relations and Orient Planet.

First ever Online PR & Communications Academy launched in the Middle East by 

·       Middle East’s e-learning market valued at USD 44 million in 2013
·       Region’s e-learning revenues projected to reach USD 561 million by 2016 at average growth of 8.2 per cent per year
·       197 million people in the Arab World will have internet access by 2017, with internet penetration expected to jump to over 51 per cent over the next three years


HBMSU launches first-of-its-kind ‘Smart Learning Best Practice Forum 2014’

Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program, Learning and Teaching Centre Macquarie University, eTechan International, Bahrain Institute of Public Administration, Dubai Airports, win accolades at ‘Smart Learning Best Practice Award’

[UAE, October 20, 2014] – Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has kicked off ‘Smart Learning Best Practice Forum 2014,’ the first-of-its-kind event that encourages the exchange of best practices in smart learning in international educational, academic and training institutions to boost smart education. The event’s first edition attracted a wide global participation including delegations from the United States, Australia, Russia, Italy, Greece, Nigeria, Indonesia, India, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain and the UAE.


Entrepreneurship and economic creativity in Arab World on top of agenda.

HBMSU hosts a roundtable to discuss entrepreneurship education with Stanford University professor.

]UAE, September 23, 2014[ - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has hosted Prof. Robert Sutton, Professor of Management Science and Engineering and Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford University, who held a roundtable to discuss a series of issues, including the requirements of the partnership with the private sector, universities involvement in venture capital and how to promote entrepreneurship education at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University. The roundtable was held in the presence of HBMSU’s Faculty, deans and administrative staff. The event comes as part of Prof. Sutton’s visit to the UAE to participate in the ‘Smart Living City- Dubai 2014’.


HBMSU discusses mutually-beneficial prospects with International Humanitarian City.

Both parties share common vision to make positive impact in regional & global arenas

[UAE, September 16, 2014] – Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), recently met with Shaima Al Zarooni, Chief Executive Officer of International Humanitarian City (IHC), in Dubai to strengthen their bilateral relations and future mutual cooperation in various fields.


Smart Living City Dubai 2014 inaugurated amidst strong regional and international participation

     United Nations participates at event to showcase Dubai as an example of a Smart City, Stanford Engineering School’s Robert Sutton conducts workshop on ‘Leadership and Scaling up Excellence’

 [UAE, September 15, 2014] – H.E. Sultan Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minster of Economy inaugurated today (Monday, September 15, 2014) the first-ever Smart Living City Dubai 2014, the Dubai edition of the biannual event that focuses on highly successful local and international ‘smart’ startups, at the Jumeirah Emirates Tower in Dubai. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by Masood Al Awar, CEO, TASWEEK Real Estate Marketing and Development; Kamran Saddique, CEO, Inside Investor; and several dignitaries, senior representatives from Dubai Government, and officials from leading global technology corporations. 


Inaugural Smart Living City Dubai 2014 to kick start next week.

Biannual event to bring together key players from startups, foundations, Educational institutions, researches and cities for the first time.
 [UAE, September 09, 2014] – Smart Living City Dubai 2014, the inaugural edition of the biannual event that focuses on highly successful local and international Smart startups, will take place next week from September 15-16, 2014, at Jumeirah Emirates Tower, Dubai. To be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, the event is organized by TASWEEK and Inside Investor.


Officials from Association of Space Explorers visit EIAST

Astronaut Soichi Noguchi and ASE-USA Executive Director Andrew Turnage briefed on EIAST’s achievements
]UAE, June 25, 2014[ - Soichi Noguchi and Andrew Turnage, senior officials from the Association of Space Explorers (ASE), an international nonprofit professional and educational organization of over 395 astronauts and cosmonauts from 35 nations, recently visited the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST). During their visit, Noguchi, an astronaut and Turnage, who is currently ASE’s Executive Director for USA Chapter, were given a tour of the facility and briefed on the recent initiatives and projects undertaken by EIAST, including DubaiSat 1, recently launched DubaiSat 2 and KhalifaSat – 100 per cent Emirati-built satellite to be launched in 2017.  

Ministry of Education opens doors for its employees to complete their postgraduate studies at the University of Dubai.

Under the MoU, the ministry’s employees will receive a 20 per cent discount on tuition

[UAE, June 25, 2014] - The Ministry of Education has signed a partnership agreement with the University of Dubai to grant the ministry’s employees a 20 per cent discount on tuition if they take up programs, including postgraduate studies, at the academic institution.


EIAST welcomes visit of high level delegation from Kazakhstan.

 The visit falls in line with the move to bolster mutual cooperation between EIAST and Kazakhstan’s National Space Agency

]UAE, June 9, 2014[ - The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) recently hosted the visit of a high level Kazakhstan delegation headed by His Excellency (H.E.) Kairat Lama Sharif, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The visit falls in line with the move to bolster mutual cooperation between EIAST and Kazakhstan’s National Space Agency (KazCosmos), particularly in the field of exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes. The group was met by EIAST’s top officials headed by H.E. Yousuf Al Shaibani, Director General, EIAST and Eng. Salem Al Marri, Assistant Director General for Scientific and Technical Affairs.


Mutual cooperation covers areas of remote sensing applications, space communications, and global navigation systems using satellites.

EIAST signs MoU with Dubai Municipality to facilitate knowledge sharing & manpower investment

]UAE, May 26, 2014[ - In line with the common aspirations to position Dubai as a premier Smart City, the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai Municipality to facilitate knowledge transfer, sharing of data and practical experiences, and developing human resources in the areas of space science, remote sensing applications, space communications, and navigation systems using global satellites. The MoU was signed by Eng. Abdullah Mohammed Rafi, Deputy General Manager of Engineering & Planning, Dubai Municipality and Salem Humaid Al Marri, Assistant Director General for Scientific and Technical Affairs, EIAST, in the presence of a number of senior managers and officials from both parties.


EIAST participates as Strategic Partner for World Space Risk Forum 2014.

Event represents opportunity to showcase UAE’s space program to global space leaders
]UAE, May 13, 2014[ - The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has announced its participation as Strategic Partner for the World Space Risk Forum 2014, which will take place from May 13 to 15, 2014 at Raffles Dubai, UAE. The globally established biennial event, which brings together leading professionals representing all aspects of the aerospace industry, will provide international exposure to the UAE’s space program. The World Space Risk Forum 2014 is a perfect platform for the UAE to build up its profile in the global space industry. The event will be vital in highlighting the country’s space program to an audience representing international space communities and foreign governments.


EIAST launches ‘Super Resolution Tool’ that enhances resolution & clarity of satellite images.

Developer Eng. Saeed Al Mansoori achieves major technological and scientific innovation.
]UAE, May 11, 2014[ - The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) revealed that ‘EIAST Super Resolution Tool’  developed by Saeed Al Mansoori, an Emirati engineer involved in EAIST’s center of application and analysis development project, has boosted and enhanced the resolution of satellite images - including those taken by DubaiSat-2 - by 0.75 meters. The innovative tool significantly improves the image details by increasing the number of pixels when zoomed in. This subsequently enhances the degree of contrast and highlights the edges and borders that represent infrastructures, roads, and buildings, among others.


British Council to host English Language Training (ELT) Tour featuring 12 UK universities on May 8 in Dubai.

Globally, one in seven is said to be learning English, and around 750 million people use it regularly

Dubai, UAE, 6th May 2014: The British Council, the United Kingdom's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, estimates that globally one in seven peopleis learning English and around 750 million people use it regularly.


EIAST to showcase career prospects in space industry at Careers UAE 2014.

Institution looking to employ qualified job seekers who want to be part of the Khalifa Sat project

[UAE, April 22, 2014]- The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST), is participating at Careers UAE 2014, which will be held from April 22 to 24, 2014 at Dubai World Trade Centre. The exhibition offers Emirati engineering graduates suitable job opportunities related to space industry. The participation complements EIAST’s efforts to attract talented Emirati job seekers and enable them to contribute to UAE’s efforts to develop advanced technological innovations. EIAST also provides an opportunity to UAE Nationals to gain expertise in space industry by meeting with world’s top space technology leaders.   


GETEX Spring 2014 concludes with flying colours, appreciation from exhibitors & visitors.

 Approx. 31,000 people visited the event to gain insights on latest trends in higher education & available university programs 
 April 21, 2014

The 26th edition of the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX), which was inaugurated by H.H. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, successfully concluded recently, drawing around 31,000 visitors during its three-day run. The event welcomed several eminent guests and dignitaries, including H.E. Humaid Mohammed Al Qutami, UAE Minister of Education; Dr. Saeed Al Hassani, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research; Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA); and H.E. Tan Sri Muhyiddin Bin Yassin, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education.


DubaiSat-2 successfully completes in orbit commissioning.

Satellite is now fully operational and images are calibrated and validated.

 [UAE, April 14, 2014] - The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has announced that DubaiSat-2’s in orbit commissioning is complete and the satellite is now fully operational.


28 national pavilions to participate in the 16th WETEX 2014.

Dubai, UAE, 28 March 2014: The 16th Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2014 has attracted participation from 40 counties including 28 national pavilions to date over an area of 1,490 sqm out of the total display area. WETEX 2014 is organised by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) with the theme ‘At the Forefront of Sustainability’ and under the umbrella of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy as per the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance of the UAE and President of DEWA. The exhibition will take place from 14–16 April 2014 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

EIAST receives Adeeb Al Balushi and showcases latest projects and achievements.

The move is in line with directives of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed to sponsor younger talents

[UAE, April 1, 2014]- The young Emirati inventor Adeeb Suleiman Al Balushi, recently visited the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) where he met a group of engineers and was elaborately introduced to the institute’s projects including DubaiSat-1, DubaiSat-2 and Khalifa Sat - the first satellite to be fully built and manufactured at the hands of 100% UAE engineers. This move follows the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, appointing EIAST to supervise the child’s scientific trip.


GETEX Spring 2014 unveils 2500 educational programs serving UAE’s growing education sector.

Middle East’s longest running student sourcing show to connect learners with global education providers

February 11, 2014

According to a recent study, the student population in the GCC has experienced a steady growth with a prediction to reach 11.3 million in 2020 from 9.5 million in 2010. Approximately 24 per cent of total government expenditure is spent on the development of the UAE education sector which has an estimated market size of USD 7.3 billion. To throw the spotlight on the surge in the country’s education sector, GETEX Spring 2014 will take place from April 9 to 11, 2014 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center.


EIAST discusses economic impact of satellite technologies at regional geospatial conference .

Successful Dubai Sat-2 launch presented at Middle East Geospatial Forum 2014

]UAE, February 4, 2014[ - The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) chaired the session on ‘Earth Observation Systems for Economic Development’ during the 2014 Middle East Geospatial Forum held in Dubai under the theme ‘GeoSmart Government’ and discusses upcoming trends in Earth Observation and how the discipline impacts global users. Eng. Omran Sharaf, Director of Image Processing and Analysis Department, and Eng. Hessa Almatroushi, an Associate Image Processing Engineer at the Institution, were among the session’s key expert speakers.


Expensive American education is just a myth says Carian College Advisors.

Australia is most expensive destination for overseas students with total annual cost of attendance exceeding USD $38,000, reveals HSBC study

Dubai, UAE , January 15, 2014, According to a recent study by HSBC, Australia is the most expensive destination for overseas students, with a total average cost of attendance exceeding USD $38,000 per year, followed by the US at USD $35,000. 


INCEIF President visits Dubai Center for Excellence in Islamic Banking and Finance.

 Both parties agree on the significance of establishing reference standards for licensing experts in the field of Islamic Finance
]UAE, December 23, 2013[ - Dubai Center for Excellence in Islamic Banking and Finance (DCIBF) recently received a visit from Daud Vicary Abdullah, CEO and President of the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF), the global university of Islamic finance was established by Bank Negara Malaysia. On hand to meet him was HBMeU Chancellor Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, where they discussed various matters relating to the Islamic banking and finance sector and the importance of e-learning in this day and this era. Both parties also shared their experiences and discussed potential initiatives and projects that can be highly beneficial to HBMeU and INCEIF. Both parties have also agreed on the importance and need to establish key reference standards for licensing experts in the field of Islamic Finance.

BurJuman “Fashion Expose” Competition Showcases Emirates’ Emerging Fashion Talent.

Future Looks Bright for UAE Fashion Industry

Dubai, UAE, 23 December 2013: Fashion students from across the UAE have recently gathered in Dubai to compete in the BurJuman’s Fashion Expose Competition. The event is the only competition between fashion colleges and universities held in the Emirates, and offers up-and-coming designers the opportunity to showcase their talent to local and international fashion houses and buyers.


World’s leading learning company puts pursuit of efficacy at centre of strategy with implications for GCC operations .

Pearson commits to measure and report impact on learning outcomes

Dubai, UAE, 24 November 2013: Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, has announced a series of unique commitments designed to measure and increase the company’s impact on learning outcomes around the world, including the Gulf region where the company has a significant presence.

As part of a new global education strategy which sets out to help more people make progress in their lives through learning, Pearson has:

First cooperative agreement between TAGI-UNI & Arabic university.

Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University signs MoU with Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University to deliver premier online education

 ]UAE, November 26, 2013[ Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University (TAGI-UNI) to deliver premier online education. Under the terms of the MoU, TAGI-UNI will promote HBMeU’s e-learning programs. The two parties also agreed to cooperate more closely in academic programs, student enrollment, and Joint Research Activities (JRAs). The new MoU is of great significance as it is the first agreement signed between TAGI-UNI & Arabic university.


EIAST announces winners of Entaliq scholarship.

]UAE, October 9, 2013[ - The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST), part of a strategic initiative to inspire scientific innovation and technological advancement in the UAE, has announced the winners of the Entaliq scholarship. The scholarship aims to support talented high school students and university students from various engineering disciplines, including Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Software Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Optics, Aerospace, and Telecommunications Engineering


19 % GCC students studying in UK are from UAE.

UAE-UK educational ties got shot in the arm after President’s visit, says British Council at ‘EDUKEX 2013’ show

Dubai, UAE, 26 September 2013: Marc Jessel, Country Director, UAE, British Council says educational ties between the UAE and the UK got a shot in the arm following the state visit of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the UK in May.


UAE’s first ever doctoral programs in Quality Management, Educational Leadership and Healthcare Management.

World-class research supervised by local, international professors to support the UAE Vision 2021

]UAE, September 15, 2013[ Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU) has officially launched the UAE’s first doctoral programs in Management - Total Quality Management, e-Education – Educational Leadership, Health and Environmental Studies - Healthcare Management for the new 2013-2014 academic year. The three new programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, and represent a major step forward in the efforts to encourage modern scientific research, disseminate knowledge to address the needs of the regional labor market and advance academic and intellectual achievements, particularly as they are closely linked to issues of social and economic development in the UAE and the Arab world.

Stage set for early kick-off of ‘EDUKEX 2013’ in Abu Dhabi and Dubai on 24 and 25 September.

British Council: “3220 UAE students studying in UK this year, a 5 per cent increase over 2012”

Dubai, UAE, 16th September 2013: According to the latest data released by British Council, the United Kingdom's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, there are 3220 UAE students studying in the UK for 2012-2013 academic year, which represents an increase of 5 per cent over 2011-2012 academic year.


Mashreq sponsors orphan kids summer camp to provide Key Skills in Social Media and Cyber Safety

In partnership with Al Ihsan Charity Association & ICDL GCC

Dubai, UAE (August 27, 2013) – UAE’s leading financial institution, Mashreq Bank and ICDL GCC Foundation have joined hands to empower 22 orphan youth from Ajman Emirate with essential skills in social media and cyber safety.


International Report holds special significance for GCC region where spending on learning technology is some of the highest in the world.

Launch of New Report to assist Educators in Selecting Learning Technology

Dubai, UAE, 14 August 2013: Pearson, the world’s leading education company, has announced the publication of a new report, known as Alive in the Swamp, which gives practical advice on how to make more informed, evidence-based decisions when selecting learning technology.  The report comes as governments in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar continue to spend millions of US dollars on digital learning solutions. The release of the new report and evaluation index will help maximise this investment.


HBMeU’s Board of Governors looks into preparations to receive first batch of Ph.D. learners.

Board discusses 2013/2014 Ph.D. program and addresses initiatives promoting Dubai as the world’s Islamic economy capital

[UAE, July 31, 2013] As part of its efforts to enhance the quality of knowledge, the Board of Governors of Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU) recently concluded its fourth annual meeting for the academic year 2012/2013. The meeting agenda included reviewing the minutes of the previous meeting and addressing a number of key topics related to the initiatives that support Dubai’s transformation into the world’s Islamic economy capital, while discussing the Ph.D. programs to be launched by the beginning of the coming academic year 2013/2014. The introduction of the Ph.D. programs complements efforts to foster e-learning excellence through contemporary scientific research, academic and intellectual work and dissemination of modern knowledge.


HBMeU celebrates launch of “Dimensions of Money Laundering” book by Dr. Ibrahim Mahmood Bin AbdulRahman.

Book represents in-depth research on the economic, social, security and strategic dimensions of money laundering

[Dubai, June 9, 2013] – Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU) recently celebrated the launch of a book authored by Dr. Ibrahim Mahmood Bin AbdulRahman, HBMeU Vice-Chancellor, entitled “Dimensions of Money Laundering”. Published by Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP), the book is of particular importance as it represents as an in-depth research aimed at enriching the learning process and promoting knowledge awareness by shedding light on the economic, social, security and strategic dimensions of money laundering which represents a real threat to global economic development and related policies.


HBMeU launches ‘e-Learning Best Practices Forum’ to recognize excellence in cultivating high-quality learning

[UAE, June 8, 2013] - Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU), conducted recently the “e-Learning Best Practices Forum” as part of on-going initiatives to support and encourage the implementation and improvement of e-learning practices in the Arab world. The announcement of the “Best Practice Award” served as the highlight of the inaugural edition of the e-Learning Best Practices Forum, recognizing educational or corporate institutions that have achieved excellence in creating a technology-enhanced learning environment.


Dubai Business Women Council, Zayed University inaugurate ‘Emirati Young Women Entrepreneur Leadership Forum.

Forum part of broader initiative by DBWC to empower young women in the UAE

[UAE, 29 May, 2013] - Zayed University in collaboration with Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) inaugurated today (Wednesday, May 29, 2013), the first edition of the Emirati Young Women Entrepreneur Leadership Forum at the Zayed University Dubai Convention Center, Dubai Academic City. Organized under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Emirati Young Women Entrepreneur Leadership Forum is being attended by speakers from DBWC who will share their experiences and offer advice to young and aspiring Emirati women entrepreneurs.