UAE students warned against fake university courses

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ABU DHABI // Students have been warned not to fall for scam advertisements on social-media websites offering bogus online degrees from non-existent universities.

Facebook and LinkedIn are two sites being used to promote fake courses, which often claim to be accredited to ministries or even real universities abroad.

One scam in a Facebook advert promotes a “gulf engineering degree” which, its creators claim, is accredited by the Gulf Ministry of Higher Education and affiliated with the University of Glasgow.

But the ministry does not exist and authorities at the Scottish university said it had no connection to the course. Read more: UAE students warned against fake university courses

Oxford, Yale or Abu Dhabi? Middle East aims to become hub for universities

By Daisy Carrington

 Next year's college applicants have some difficult choices to make. Is it better to go to state school or private? Stay close to home or ship out to Abu Dhabi?

Western students receiving their education in the UAE is not as far-fetched as it might sound as some of the world's most respected collegiate brands have set up outposts in the Gulf region.

Dubai hosts 52 universities while Qatar has set up Education City, a sector that houses a number of U.S. colleges including Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Georgetown, and Northwestern.

Next year, the first students admitted to New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi will graduate; a benchmark almost as significant as the scheduled completion of the university's new Saadiyat Island campus.

Read more: Oxford, Yale or Abu Dhabi? Middle East aims to become hub for universities

Workers at N.Y.U.’s Abu Dhabi Site Faced Harsh Conditions

Migrant workers, in their tiny apartment in Abu Dhabi, earn as little as $272 a month while building a campus for New York University.

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The strike had entered its second day when construction workers at Labor Camp 42 got word that their bosses from the BK Gulf corporation had come to negotiate. Mohammed Amir Waheed Sirkar, an electrician from Bangladesh, scrambled down the stairs to meet them. But when he got to the courtyard, he saw the truth: It wasn’t the bosses who had come. It was the police.

Read more: Workers at N.Y.U.’s Abu Dhabi Site Faced Harsh Conditions

Abu Dhabi University amongst Quacquarelli Symonds world’s top 700 universities

Article Source : http://www.wam.ae

(WAM) -- Abu Dhabi University has achieved yet another academic accolade on the international higher education circuit, after having entered the ranks of Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) top 700 world university rankings of 2014 -2015.

Read more: Abu Dhabi University amongst Quacquarelli Symonds world’s top 700 universities

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