UAE : NYU ABU DHABI LAUNCHES ITS FIRST MASTER’S DEGREES

Economics and fine art courses are also new to the UAE and wider region. Abu Dhabi: New York University Abu Dhabi has launched its first full-time master’s degrees in economics and fine art, with courses set to start next autumn. Not only are they the university’s first masters offerings but the economics course is also

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USA : BACK TO BASICS: UNIVERSITIES ARE NOW OFFERING ‘ADULTING’ CLASSES

Students are lining up for classes that teach life skills: “I need to learn how to get this adult thing down and manage life.” BERKELEY, Calif. – Conner Wright is carrying a demanding course load in his final year as an English major at the University of California, Berkeley. He’s studying Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo

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DYNAMIC CAREERS GET A SHARP EDGE IN HONG KONG

City University has climbed the world rankings at a dizzying pace and aims to be second to none. Whether it’s handling international financial transactions or dealing with the huge volume of cargo that moves in and out of the city’s port, Hong Kong companies require sophisticated employees who are up to date with the latest

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UAE : EMIRATES ISLAMIC CONTRIBUTES DH2M TO MBRU

Amount will help university launch its first mobile clinic ‘Wellness on Wheels’ Dubai: Emirates Islamic has contributed Dh2 million to Mohammad Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU). The contribution, provided through Emirates Islamic’s Charity Fund, will be used to help the university launch its first mobile clinic, ‘Wellness on Wheels’. Awatif Al

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NAVITAS REFOCUSES ON THREE GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Global education provider Navitas has flagged its ambitions to be more strategic in its focus on students and higher education partners, in a bid to improve learner outcomes and increase value from its established relationships. The comments, made by Scott Jones, CEO, came shortly after his first 100 days in his new role. Jones said

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INDIAN HIGHER EDUCATION IS WITHERING ON THE VINE

Actions by the current government suggest official discomfort with the basic purpose of public universities, says Jayati Ghosh. Jayati Ghosh is professor of economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Not long ago, India was seen as living the demographic dream, with the youth bulge generating a productive push. Now, the dream threatens to become a

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USA : CALIFORNIA : STUDENTS WANT CLIMATE CHANGE LESSONS. SCHOOLS AREN’T READY

Not too long ago Coral Ben-Aharon, a 15-year-old sophomore at Granada Hills Charter High School, didn’t bother to use her school’s recycling bins — and didn’t know how plastic waste contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. But then her friend Sarah Ali convinced Coral to join the science team. Now the two are trying to invent a creative

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HONG KONG: EDUCATION OVERSEAS OFFERS “INSURANCE” AS PROTESTS CONTINUE

Hong Kong was confirmed as being in a recession in November and, as the protests that have swept the city continue, local education agencies have indicated an increase in the number of students making inquiries about studying abroad next year. “Education is a way of getting citizenship abroad, which people see as insurance if things

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UAE : GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY IS A TOP PRIORITY FOR UAE UNIVERSITIES

Universities are putting greater resources into teaching students to be future-ready. With the world’s leading institutions with campuses in the UAE offering future-ready curricula and educational programmes that prepare students for the workplace, the country’s higher education sector is witnessing a major transformation. In the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the employment landscape is

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GOING DIGITAL – A BIG CHALLENGE FOR UNIVERSITIES

Around the world traditional, campus-based universities are facing headwinds as they try to expand student enrolment. The challenge is especially acute in more advanced developing countries where the college-age population is shrinking for the first time due to decreasing birth rates. In addition, the rise of the gig economy and the decline of lifelong professions

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