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American University in Dubai to host Harvard Project

Dubai: For the first time in the Middle East, the American University in Dubai (AUD) will host the prestigious Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) conference.

Running from August 22 to 26, this year’s theme is “Extending Horizons: Charting Asia’s Flourishing Future”.

The opening ceremony takes place today (Thursday) at the Meydan IMAX Theatre where prominent guest speakers will share their visions and expertise.

HPAIR is one of the largest student-run conferences in the world, attracting more than 400 university students from all over the globe.

The five-day conference draws a diverse group of students, especially from Asia. A group of 31 AUD students have worked under the supervision of their advisers and professors for several months to put together the full-fledged conference, which will focus on the environment, education, and entrepreneurship, among other timely topics, and will have more than 150 international influential speakers and panellists.


NYU Abu Dhabi welcomes 19 students

Abu Dhabi: Some 19 high-achieving undergraduate students have been welcomed by New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)into its sixth class of an intensive enrichment programme for the new academic year 2013-2014.

The Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Scholars Programme (SMSP) offers selected students from the UAE’s federal universities — UAE University, Higher Colleges of Technology and Zayed University a character-building life experience.

During the eight-month intensive programme, students will learn critical thinking, writing, public speaking and leadership skills in addition to gaining cross-cultural experiences in a 10-day trip to New York and Washington, DC.

“The scholars who have graduated from this programme continue to demonstrate their ambition, confidence, and ability,” said Shaikha Mariam Bint Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, co-chair of the programme’s committee.

The achievements of SMSP alumni, many of whom are pursing master’s degrees, participating in artistic and creative endeavo…

Oman scholarship for a Canadian student

Muscat: The Sultanate of Oman is offering one undergraduate university scholarship for a Canadian student in academic year 2013-2014. Selection is based on the academic performance of students. The scholarship funding covers airfare, allowances for residence, living expenses and transportation and free medical treatment in government hospitals. Send the application via post or email by August 19, 2013.

About Scholarship: The Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in Washington, D.C. has recently launched the scholarship competition for the Omani program for cultural and scientific cooperation. The Sultanate of Oman is offering one undergraduate university scholarship for a Canadian student in academic year 2013-2014. Funding for subsequent years is conditional on the student’s academic performance. This program aims to provide an opportunity for students of select countries to enhance the understanding of Oman, its people and traditions. All transcripts and certificates should be translate…