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All parallel programs of universities suspended
Culture & Education | Saturday 4 July, 2015 6:24 am
The Ministry of Education has suspended all parallel education programs, except in medical and engineering specialties, as well as bridging programs for health diploma certificates. Education Minister Azzam Al-Dhakil gave directions to the rectors at the Saudi universities to suspend the...
Kingdom’s universities have a bigger role to play
Culture & Education | Saturday 4 July, 2015 4:25 am
The Kingdom has, over the past few years, seen a wave of extremism that has tried to influence the minds of young Saudis. Certain elements on satellite channels, websites and social media networks have hijacked the will and mind of young citizens and brainwashed them.  Al-Riyadh daily...
 Centum, Investbridge and SABIS® Join Together to Launch an Education Investment Company to Develop Schools across Africa
Culture & Education | Wednesday 1 July, 2015 1:18 pm
Investbridge Capital (“IBC”) and Centum Investment Company Limited (“Centum”) announced today that they have partnered with SABIS® Holdings (SABIS®) to launch a new company that will invest in the burgeoning education sector in Africa. The tri-partite consortium will ...
Scholarship students won’t have to look for jobs
Culture & Education | Monday 29 June, 2015 3:30 am
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has teamed up with the Ministry of Education for the “Your Job and Scholarship” program. The goal is to allow 1,000 Saudi students to take up courses in engineering for the industrial sector. With the latest addition, the number of scholarships...
Take on the Muslim Quiz Challenge this Ramadan
Culture & Education | Sunday 28 June, 2015 12:24 am
AUS Islamic Club launches an innovative quiz app called ‘Muslim Quiz Challenge’ this Ramadan This app, available on iOS and Android platforms, provides insight and tests individual knowledge on various Islam-related topics with a world-wide outreach Hosting 12 Islamic categories...
Famous Arab comedians bring joy to SMC’s Ramadan Majlis
Culture & Education | Sunday 28 June, 2015 12:00 am
“It is impossible to separate art from politics.  Comedy cannot be separated from facts,” say comedians Ahmed Bedair and Tareq Al Ali Popular Arab comedians created an atmosphere of fun and laughter at the fourth Ramadan Majlis, organised by Sharjah Media Centre (SMC), yesterday ...
New global education research holds important lessons for the Middle East
Culture & Education | Thursday 25 June, 2015 1:38 pm
Learning company Pearson today publishes two new reports by the world-leading education expert Professor John Hattie which call into question some of the key reform policies pursued by governments in the last twenty years. Hattie’s research promises to be useful for education policy makers...
KSA marks 30 years of space research
Culture & Education | Saturday 20 June, 2015 5:56 am
Saudi Arabia has over the past decade through King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) designed and manufactured 13 satellites, demonstrating its expertise in the field developed since 1985.The Kingdom also established a research center to study the Moon and planets in our solar...
Coca-Cola Invites the World to Reach up and Support the Special Olympics World Games 2015 Los Angeles
Culture & Education | Thursday 18 June, 2015 1:46 am
This summer, Los Angeles will welcome 7,000 inspirational athletes from 177 different countries to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. Supporting children and adults with intellectual disabilities, the World Games is the largest sports and humanitarian event on the globe. To celebrate,...
Arab Cities: Through Your Eyes in 21 000 images
Culture & Education | Sunday 14 June, 2015 1:45 pm
The fifth edition of the National Geographic Abu Dhabi Moments Awards has, once again, brought the best in regional photography to the forefront. This year in partnership with Almarai for the second year, over 21 000 budding photographers entered their best images depicting the theme “Arab...