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Minister of Education Holds Banquet in Honor of Qatari Students in France

Qatar: His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Abdul Wahed Ali Al Hammadi, the Minister of Education and Higher Education and Secretary General of the Supreme Education Council, met on Friday 8 November 2013 with the Qatari students who are currently studying at France different universities, on the sidelines of his Excellency’s participation in the 37th session of the UNESCO General Conference.

His Excellency the minister held a dinner banquet in the honor of our students. During the meeting, the minister of education reviewed the most important administrative educational challenges faced by students during their studies and directed the competent authorities take all necessary measures to overcome these challenges. His Excellency the minister urged our students to exert more effort to succeed in their studies to participate in the progress of their homeland in all various fields.

At the end of the meeting, the students expressed their satisfaction about the meeting and thanked His Excellency th…

90 Colleges, Universities Attend SEC Fair

Qatar: Over 90 local and international colleges and universities are participating in the 4th Qatar International College Exhibition to be held at the International Exhibition Center from November 4.

The three-day event with the theme: -Towards diversity to stimulate creativity and innovation', is organised by the Higher Education Institute (HEI) of the Supreme Education Council (SEC).

Senior state officials, ambassadors and cultural attach├ęs of foreign embassies to the State of Qatar, academics and SEC officials, schools officials and teachers, students and parents as well as the media and those interested in the educational matters are expected to take part in event which is being held under the patronage of Minister of Education and Higher Education and Secretary-General of the SEC HE Dr Mohammed Abdul Wahed al Hammadi. 

Speaking about the objectives of the fair, Director of HEI Dr Khaled al Hor said that the exhibition aims to bring together students, parents, and local and i…

Business education vital in Dubai

Dubai: The role of business schools in preparing students capable of building a sustainable MENA region and preventing a future financial crisis was discussed during a conference held in Dubai on Sunday.

The Third Principals for Responsible Management Education (PRME) MENA Regional Conference discussed whether business schools can offer a road map to a sustainable MENA region and how this can be done.

The event was organised by the University of Dubai and the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was held under the patronage of Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair, chairman of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Speaking to Gulf News, Eisa Bastaki, President of the University of Dubai, said that the conference aims to discuss tools that can empower future businessmen.During the conference, Bastaki addressed the topic of “leadership and innovation” using the six principles of PRME, which are purpose, values, method, research, partnership and dialogue, to integrate sustainability…

English proficiency improves in UAE

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has made significant strides in improving proficiency in English among adults, but the level of teaching English in the country is still low internationally, according to new data released by a global language training company.

According to Education First (EF), educational institutions, companies and individuals are increasingly embracing English language learning, however, many countries are failing to measure the results of their efforts.

EF EPI is a report that attempts to rank countries by the average level of English skills among adults. It draws its conclusions from data collected via online English tests available for free over the internet.

The UAE has succeeded in developing knowledge economies before its oil production peaks and made vital progress in its ability in English. The UAE is now ranked number one regionally and 36th internationally in English proficiency among 60 countries, EF EPI confirmed.

According to the EF EPI results announced in …

Arab women shine in scientific research

Dubai: Whether it is finding ways to make cancer treatment less painful or starting a registry to fight inherited diseases, Arab women shone in the field of scientific research at the L’Oreal–Unesco Pan Arab Regional Fellowships for Women in Science 2013.


The programme which was launched in the region in 2010 by L’Oreal and Unesco aims to promote women in the field of scientific research. This year 10 Arab scientists and researchers from different countries in the region — including two from the UAE — were awarded €15,000 (Dh55,090) for their work in different fields.


Gulf News spoke to three of the winners to learn more about their research and future plans. Emirati Fatima Al Jasmi, Metabolic Consultant at Tawam Hospital and Assistant Professor at UAE University, was awarded for her metabolic disorder registry which records cases of Emiratis who suffer from this inherited disorder.

So far Fatima has recorded the cases of 189 Emiratis and she found that in the UAE, for every 100,000 E…

KASP begins selection process

Riyadh: The selection procedure for the King Abdullah Scholarship Program (KASP), which provides the means to enroll in the best world universities to pursue higher studies, began in Riyadh on Thursday.

The Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) has invited the male and female applicants for selection process. The procedure will continue in Riyadh until Nov. 19, whereas the selection process in Alkhobar will begin on Nov. 23, said the ministry, adding that the process was completed in Jeddah between Nov. 6 and Nov. 11. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has approved the extension of the scholarship program.

“A royal approval was issued by King Abdullah to extend King Abdullah Foreign Scholarship Program for a third phase that lasts five years, starting after end of the current phase by end of fiscal year 2014,” said the statement from the ministry. According to a statistics, there are nearly 100,000 Saudi students studying at premier Institutions across the world under KASP,…