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GETEX 2012: open windows of opportunities

GETEX Spring 2012 successfully concluded a comprehensive showcase of over 2,500 academic, vocational and training programmes, gathering more than 400 leading academic institutions worldwide and over 30,000 visitors for the three-day exhibition at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from April 19 to 21, 2012. Organized under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education, GETEX 2012 was warmly received by government entities, corporate organizations, academic institutions, students and parents from the Middle East, underlining the growing focus on education, training and professional development initiatives across the region. 
GETEX 2012, which is recognized as the Middle East’s leading education, training and professional development event, likewise generated an overwhelming response from local, regional and international universities, academic institutions and training organizations, emphasizing the strategic importance of …

Manchester Business School’s DBA No.1 in world

Dubai: 2012 Financial Times annual ranking of business schools confirms Manchester Business School’s doctoral programme (DBA) as number one in the world. MBS DBA programme seeks innovative research ideas from senior Middle East business people. One of the world’s top business research doctoral programmes aims to recruit experienced senior business people in the Middle East to undertake cutting edge research. Manchester Business School’s (MBS) global programme admits only 30 students per year, worldwide, and there are currently more than 20 students from the region on the programme. The MBS Doctoral programme is a world class qualification, which has once again been ranked number one in the world by the Financial Times in its 2012 rankings published on January 30th 2012. Read more

University of Dubai president on his success

Dr Omar Hefni is a self-styled troubleshooter. He got the UAE University an international accreditation and put the University of Dubai up there with the best. Three years ago, the College of Business Administration was accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) - a highly respected body for advancing management education globally - putting it on the same footing as Harvard Business School, University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and Stanford University.Read more

GETEX Bahrain 2012 Education Fair in November

GETEX Bahrain 2012 education fair will host a wide variety of international grad schools and research universities from the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands and many more countries. Prospective students may look forward to talking about bachelor, master and PhD study options and admission procedures with representatives from top international universities. Read more

Do You Have What It Takes To Get Into A Great School?

The most common question MBA-wannabes are asking right now: “What are my chances of getting into a top-ranked business school?”
As would-be applicants pore over the raw stats and acceptance numbers of their dream schools, they’re sizing up their own odds of getting into a Harvard or Stanford, Columbia or Chicago, Kellogg or Tuck. And they’re making the inevitable calculations to answer the question: Should I invest the time and energy to apply this year?. Read more

Ghedex begins: Don't miss Oman's Education fair

Muscat: Ghedex 2012, Oman's biggest higher education fair, was inaugurated by HE Dr. Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Sarmi, Undersecretary for higher education at the Ministry of Higher Education, on 23 April. Foreign universities all over the world are flocking in Oman to sell their educational programmes to Omani students who seek higher education admission. 
Several foreign universities including the University of Sydney are participating in the event for the first time. “We have over 400 undergraduate and post-graduate courses that begin in March and July,” Emmet O’Sullivan, regional manager, International Marketing and Student Recruitment at the University of Sydney told Oman Tribune on the sidelines of the inauguration. 
Several universities and colleges from countries like the UK, the US, Australia, UAE and others have already confirmed their participation at GHEDEX 2012.Kings College, London, AMIDEAST, New Castle University, UK, University College London, have already confirmed the…

Completed plus 2? SP Jain calls you...

If you won plus two with flying colours and you dream a big time career in future life, don't hesitate to face the challenge called S P Jain Entrance Test (SPJET). SPJET is for the Global BBA program of S P Jain School of Global Management in Dubai and Singapore. SPJET will be held on Sunday, May 13, 2012 in Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai from 10am - 11am. 
The test venue addresses and timing will be available on the hall ticket. The hall ticket can only be generated once a student has registered for the test and made the payment by credit card as per the timelines given below. 
The Entrance Test (SPJET) conducted by S P Jain is intended to test a student's IQ, mathematical ability, logic and reasoning capacity, and general awareness. The paper would be divided into different sections based on these areas. The test is for duration of 1 hour. The format of the test may change from time to time but the testing would be on the mentioned parameters. The Entrance Test (SPJET…

Now you can have Hult's meeting in Mumbai

Mumbai: Hult International Business School, ranked 1st in The Financial Times for International Experience, will host its first ever Executive Speaker Series Event in Mumbai onSaturday, April 28, 2012. 
Location and Time: 6:45pm at the Taj Lands End (Bandstand, Bandra West, Mumbai) 
Ania Jakubowski, Group Marketing & Strategy Director for Coca-Cola HBC will speak on "Content and Connections". She will explain about the herculean task In this complex era of media proliferation to get engaged with consumers/customers/the community. 
This will be an open function, Hult invites all your friends and family who are interested in joining. There is no cost involved. Even soft drink will be served for free. 
Ania Jakubowski is working as the Group Marketing & Strategy Director for Coca-Cola HBC. Coca-Cola Hellenic is the largest Coke bottler globally in terms of revenue. In 2011, Hellenic posted revenues of 6.9 billion euro, an EBIT of 540 million Euro, its geographic res…

Oman can be proud of this female professor

Muscat: The name of Dr. Salma M. Al Kindy, a professor with the Department of Chemistry of the College of Science at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), has become a history for a while. When she has been elected as a fellow of Third World Academy of Science (TWAS), the social media networks in Oman has brimmed with showers of praise towards Salma. TWAS is a merit based science academy in Trieste, Italy which uniting 1,000 exceptional scientists in some 70 countries around the world. 
Salma is the first Omani national to be elected as a fellow in this prestigious non-profit organisation that stands for development of science in the Third World countries. To be selected as a fellow is a rare feat and goes to only scientists who live and work in developing countries and have made considerable contributions to their fields of science. 
As the election as a TWAS fellow is based purely on scientific merit, it is generally hailed as a new dawn of science in Oman. Salma's achievement has deb…

Job opening in Riyadh

A company urgently needs technical staffs for Riyadh; (trade test certificate & experience certificate is must for selection. Visas are ready, Service Charge 65K). Pl contact
1. HVAC Technicains : 3 Nos
Should have formal engineering / HVAC certificates and training with a minimum of 5-years practical experience on Central plant screw chillers and Package Units, PPM. Maintenance and repairing.
Salary: 2,000SR + 200 SR + Accommodation + Medical insurance.
Conract: 2 years + air ticket.

2. Electricians : 3 Nos
For facilities maintenance project, again must have formal electrical training and certificates and have a minimum practical work experience of 5-years within general maintenance, PPM / repair of electric motors, electrical panels, lighting circuits etc .
Salary: 1,800 SR + 200 SR + Accommodation + Medical insurance.
Conract: 2 years + air ticket

3. Telephone / Comms Technicians :2 Nos
Should have formal qualifications in electrical, electronic or telecom industry wit…

Farah Nada wins a poetry award

Sharjah: American University of Sharjah (AUS) student Farah Nada received a Taaleem Poetry Award on March 10 during the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai.

Nada, a junior student with a double major in journalism and English literature, submitted her poem "A Short Story," which won second place in the ages 18 and above English poems category.

"I am very proud of myself, and I am very happy to be recognized the first time I entered into any competition," said Nada. "This has motivated me and from now on I will try to do more. I will take creative writing classes and participate more in writing both short stories and poems."

Twenty-nine students received Taaleem Poetry Awards in this year's competition, which was based on the theme "Identity." The competition was divided into four categories: under age 11, ages 12-14, ages 15-17 and ages 18 and above in both English and Arabic. The awards were handed to the winners by distinguish…

AUS students wins in Belgium

Sharjah:The American University of Sharjah (AUS) sports teams, the Leopards, placed third in men’s soccer and volleyball and in women’s volleyball, at the 1st International Championship for Universities and Colleges (ICUC) held in Belgium recently. 
Over a thousand student-athletes participated in the ICUC, a four-day international sports and cultural event in Leuven. The competition included men’s soccer, volleyball, basketball and swimming and women’s volleyball, basketball and swimming. 
Participating collages included AUS, Catholic University of Leuven, American University of Paris, American College of Greece, American University of Beirut, Lebanese American University Beirut, Lebanese American University Byblos, and University of Balamand. 
Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, had a pre-departure meeting with the delegation, where she encouraged the athletes to play well and make the most of the opportunity by interacting with the other teams.
“We offer our student…

AUS to hold Mechatronics symposium

Sharjah: American University of Sharjah (AUS), will open the Eighth International Symposium on Mechatronics and Its Applications - ISMA12- on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the university’s Main Building.  Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Time: 9:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m.  Location: University premise

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AUS wins Dh30m research fund in Sharjah

Oman set ready for higher education show

Muscat: The leading higher education expo in Oman, GHEDEX 2012 (Gulf higher education exhibition), will be a real global platform this time as many iconic centres of higher education all over the world is ready to make a try here. The 13th edition of GHEDEX education tradeshow will kick start from April 23 at the OITC (Oman International Trade & Exhibition) near International Airport, Muscat. 
Several universities and colleges from countries like the UK, the US, Australia, UAE and others have already confirmed their participation at GHEDEX 2012.Kings College, London, AMIDEAST, New Castle University, UK, University College London, have already confirmed their participation. Australia's largest and most-multi-cultural university, Curtin University, is participating for the first time and will be the silver sponsor of the GHEDEX 2012. Waljat College of Applied Sciences, Oman is the Golden Sponsor of GHEDEX 2012.
GHEDEX 2012 will provide incredible platform for Universities, colleg…

UOWD 7th Career Fair attracts 33 companies

Dubai: The 7th Career Fair of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) attracted 33 companies, including the Big 4 accounting firms – Deloitte, KPMG, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Ernst & Young. 

There was a large turnout of students queuing up to meet the recruiters, which included some top multinationals as well as leading local companies. Most participating companies said they were on a recruitment drive following positive economic indicators. 

The heightened optimism among employers is in sync with the results of a recent survey conducted by Gulf Recruitment Group which revealed that 93 % of UAE employers anticipated increasing their headcount in 2012. According to the survey, UAE companies, including multinationals and leading local companies, have expressed strong confidence that 2012 will see accelerated business activity, boosting hiring activity in the UAE and the Gulf region.

“The presence of some big corporations and their zooming confidence levels indicate that recruit…

Five edu gems from UAE to get into a plum job

Higher education is not all about career. But if you are looking for an uplift in your sagging career,here presents five edu gems up for grabs:
1. Master of Global Business (MGB), S PJain S P Jain’s Master of Global Business (MGB) is a uniquely crafted, 16-month program that immerses students in the business culture of two world-class cities. Specially designed for recent graduates, MGB is positioned to give graduate students with little or no work experience, the knowledge and skill sets required for a great career in global business. Applicants need a full time work experience of 3 years (of which minimum 2 years should be post the MGB program).
Financial Times Global MBA ranking 2012 list had chosen SP Jain Institute of Global Management within the top 100 MBA schools globally. Faculty with doctorates is one of the major strengths of SP Jain. Salary increases of the alumni who had completed SP Jain's MGB program was also whopping. After the completion of the program within 90 day…

AUS ranks in the top 100 in ISR productivity

Sharjah: American University of Sharjah (AUS) School of Business and Management was recently ranked among the top 100 programs worldwide for its information systems research(ISR) productivity.

The Association for Information Systems, the authority which tracks the information systems research(ISR) productivity, has chosen American University of Sharjah (AUS) at 69th rank. The Association for Information Systems considers the number of scholarly articles published in eight of the leading information systems journals over a three-year period and a five-year period.

“This achievement reflects the hard work of the faculty members of the AUS, and we congratulate them for their success and for their contributions to the literature. Their successes certainly benefit AUS and our students,” said Dr. Malcolm Richards, Dean of the School of Business and Management. 
For the period 2009–2011, AUS ranked 69th in the world in terms of the number of publications in the top four research journals in I…

AXA £100,000 sponsorship deal with Cass Business School

London: AXA Private Equity announces today that it has signed a £100,000 sponsorship agreement with the M&A Research Centre at Cass Business School, part of City University London. The leading European diversified private equity firm, through its charitable foundation created in 2010, is the latest high-profile sponsor to join the centre which carries out research into the global M&A industry.
As part of the agreement, AXA Private Equity Foundation is offering students a two-month paid summer internship in conjunction with a full scholarship for Cass’s new post-graduate degree in Corporate Finance.
AXA Private Equity Foundation is an endowment fund which sponsors educational, cultural and social entrepreneurship initiatives with the aim of supporting the educational aspirations of young people. Dominique Senequier, CEO, AXA Private Equity, said: “We have always held that firms like AXA Private Equity have a major role to play in the promotion of knowledge, social mobility an…

MBA is the most preferable in UAE

UAE. A recent study has found that the Most preferable higher education programme in UAE is MBA. Students from the UAE region would like to choose business studies over Engineering or Medicine. 

Prof. Badr Aboul-Ela, Director, Commission for Academic Accreditation, UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, said that the enrolment in basic science programmes are very negligible. He revealed this data during a discussion on higher education at the Education Forum organized by Dubai International Academic City (DIAC)

Prof. Raed Awamleh, Vice-Chancellor and Director, Middlesex University Dubai, Prof. Ghassan Aouad, President, University of Wollongong in Dubai, and Chadi Moujaes, Vice-president, Booz & Company also participated in the discussion. Francis Mathew, Editor-at-Large, Gulf News, was the moderator. 
Prof. Ghassan Aouad said "The global higher education landscape is facing key challenges because of the economic downturn. But we can expect a shift in the cu…