CLASSROOM OF THE FUTURE COMING TO GESS, DUBAI

Education supplies show to feature models of innovative learning environments Dubai: The classroom of the future will be showcased during the Global Education Supplies and Solutions Dubai (GESS Dubai) next month. Experts who will be attending the event, to be held from February 27 to March 1, said classroom design has been shown to have

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The first women at university: remembering ‘the London Nine’


The University of London’s Leading Women campaign is celebrating the pioneering women who joined the university 150 years ago, writes Philip Carter At 2pm on Saturday 15 May 1869, the 17 examiners of the University of London gathered at Somerset House on the Strand. Their task that afternoon was an unusual one: to assess and

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GLOBAL UNIVERSITIES UNPREPARED FOR SEA CHANGE AHEAD

An overwhelming majority of the participants responding to a live poll during the webinar on the megatrends shaping the future of global higher education agreed that universities face transformative changes in the next decade – but only 12% believe higher education institutions are prepared for the sea change that lies ahead. The polls were taken

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18 MILLION IN 53 COUNTRIES BENEFITED FROM DUBAI CARES’ PROGRAMMES IN 2017

Dh150.78 million spent on programmes in 53 countries Dubai: Some 18 million people from 53 developing countries benefited from the programmes of Dubai Cares in 2017, the “Year of Giving”. Dubai Cares, a part of Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, spent a total of Dh150.78 million ($41 million) in 2017, as well as

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EU refuses to claim back student debt for Denmark

The European Union has rebuffed the Danish government’s request for the EU to help it claim back unpaid student debt owed by citizens in EU member states who studied in Denmark and left the country, the major Danish newspaper, Politiken, has reported. The EU’s response has renewed political opposition in the Danish parliament to the ruling

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UK : NHS crisis puts nurse training efforts in spotlight

Loss of bursaries is not only cause of dramatic fall in applications for UK nursing courses, say university leaders Mounting pressures on the UK’s healthcare services are never far from the headlines, but growing concerns over a crippling shortage of nurses have focused attention this month on universities’ efforts to train the next generation of

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ANOTHER DUBAI SCHOOL SLASHES FEES FOR COMING ACADEMIC YEAR

Fees at premium British school, Horizon International School, to drop up to 33% Dubai: Horizon International School (HIS) in Dubai has reduced tuition fees by up to 33 per cent for the next academic year, joining at least two other premium Dubai schools that also slashed fees for the 2018-19 cycle. The upmarket British school,

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UAE : FACILITIES MAKE THE DIFFERENCE TO PARENTS’ CHOICE OF SCHOOL.

When choosing a school in the UAE, are parents attracted to big-ticket items such as technology labs and sporting facilities? Or  do they prefer basics such as fresh paint and non-slip flooring? The reality lies somewhere in between. Speaking generally on local standards compared to other countries, Shar Dean says Dubai schools do well on

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One year of Donald Trump: how are US universities faring?

If there is a new kind of culture war being waged over America’s universities and colleges then the University of California, Berkeley has been the definitive battleground. The university’s decision last February to cancel right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos’ scheduled talk on security grounds, in the face of a protest by “black bloc” protesters, was seized

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Germany : Court overturns university admissions restrictions regime 


According to a recent Federal Constitutional Court ruling, the procedure for allocating places to study medicine in Germany is unfair. The court calls on federal and state governments to establish new procedures. Disputes over the so-called numerus clausus system, regulating admissions to university programmes via applicants’ average mark in the Abitur – the German general certificate of higher secondary

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