Abu Dhabi Polytechnic launches Arab Region's first bachelor's degree in meteorology

Abu Dhabi PolythechniqueABU DHABI --- Abu Dhabi Polytechnic (ADPoly) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Center of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) launching the first bachelor's degree and the first diploma in meteorology in the whole Arab region.

Executive Director of Polytechnic Abu Dhabi, Ahmed Abdul Mannan Al Awar, and Executive Director of NCMS, Abdullah Ahmed Al Mansood, signed the agreement at ADPoly's head office.

In statements during the signing ceremony, Al Awar noted that 12 students are enrolled in the new bachelor programme.

Immediately after graduation, these students will work for ADPoly, he further noted.

ADPoly seeks to get academic accreditation from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for the new programme.

For his part, Al Mandoos said that cooperation with ADPoly will contribute to the UAE's strategic development as it will provide specialised meteorological and seismological services to the various sectors and strategic projects of the government and the private sector.

© Copyright Emirates News Agency (WAM) 2015.

Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research issues website guide for scholarship graduates

Ministry of Higher Education - Abu DhabiABU DHABI -- The Scholarship and Cultural Foreign Relations Department of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has issued an electronic guide for graduates of 2014 on scholarships to study abroad, for those who received degrees in several disciplines. The guide on its website includes the names of graduates during the period of October 2013 to October 2014, their specialties, and grades according to the countries of study.

The guide contains a message from Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, to the graduates where he congratulated them on their achievements and wished them continued success. He said, "The UAE has a significant interest in human building by providing educational opportunities for all children of the state, through the establishment of universities or by sending students to study abroad and thus provide the country with national cadres eligible to participate in the development of the state in all fields and to build a knowledge society. "Today we are witnessing the fruits of the precious efforts of the state through this group of graduates and the role that awaits them to give back to their country and contribute to nation-building and sustainable development. Finally, I congratulate you on this achievement and wish you success in your careers." The Ministry of Higher Education And Scientific Research announced that 277 scholars graduated in 2014, and the Ministry sent them to study in 17 Arab and foreign countries, in thirteen majors represented by medical sciences, genetics, engineering, finance and banking, management sciences, computer science, education, science, political science, tourism and hospitality, Sharia and law, media and environmental sciences. 80.5 percent of them received a Bachelor?s Degree, 14.8 percent Master's Degree, 3.9 percent a Doctorate, 0.36 percent a Fellowship Degree.


© Copyright Emirates News Agency (WAM) 2015.

UAE students warned against fake university courses


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

Let’s think of next 50 years: Gen Mohammed

Dubai — The UAE’s focus on developing its human resources, with particular stress on education, health, innovation, and the creation of economic opportunity, will ensure that the nation has a sustainable plan and future for its citizens even if its natural wealth depletes in future, General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said on Monday. Read more: Let’s think of next 50 years: Gen Mohammed

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

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