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Foundation year at UAE state universities to be scrapped from 2018

UAE universities

The foundation year at state universities, which improves new students’ English-language skills so they can begin their degree courses, is to be scrapped from 2018. Its abolition will require major changes in the curriculum for the final three years of secondary school to prepare pupils for university education. Last year only 20 per cent were ready for direct entry to ... Read More »

Cultivating the right mindset for study matters

UAE Students

Higher education requires maturity, desire to learn, and curiosity to explore and discover the world around us. But, unfortunately, many members of the new generations around the world don’t seem to possess that as much as the generations that came before them. Some studies have shown significant generational gaps in education and work attitudes in general. Many young adults graduating ... Read More »

FNC to debate scrapping of English foundation couses at UAE universities

UAE Students

The decision to abolish the English-language preparatory year for new students at the three state universities is to be raised at the Federal National Council. The foundation course has been in place for decades to help students who would otherwise struggle with degree courses taught in English. However, it is a serious drain on financial resources at United Arab Emirates ... Read More »

American University in Dubai offers the Emirates experience

American University in Dubai

A new course at the American University in Dubai (AUD) is aiming to teach residents more about the country in which they have chosen to live. The Dubai Experience will be a short certificate course with six classes spread over one or two terms. Open to the public, undergraduate students of the university and exchange students, it will look at areas ... Read More »

Film library opens at Zayed University in UAE

Zayed University

The UAE National Film Library and Archive (UNFLA), which will document the evolution of the UAE film industry, have been officially launched at the Zayed University. It was launched by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, minister of culture, youth and community development, at the conclusion of the Zayed University Middle East Film Festival. The first of its kind in ... Read More »

Room to improve private universities in the UAE

United Arab Emirates University

The UAE’s higher education sector has grown very rapidly since the country’s first institution of higher learning, UAE University, opened in Al Ain in 1976. Today, more than 100 universities and colleges operate here, including three federal institutions and 37 branches of overseas universities. The number of Emirati students enrolling in the federal universities, however, has also been growing – ... Read More »

UAE universities design their own iPad apps for students

UAE Students

By Melanie Swan The UAE’s three federal universities are preparing to launch their own iPad apps for students, featuring locally designed curricula and learning materials. The apps will run under Apple’s iTunes-U (for university), a platform that makes it easy for academics to organise their courses into iPad format. The system, launched in 2007, is used by major universities around ... Read More »

Zayed University graduates supported to advance nation’s vision

Eleven UAE graduates have received fully-paid scholarships under the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Higher Education Grant programme to advance their studies and further the UAE’s efforts to become a knowledge-based economy. The fellowships announced by the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, will cover tuition fees for winning students continuing their education in the UAE; and fees, travel costs and living ... Read More »

UAE: Varsities take the iPath

iPads are helping carve a new path through higher education at the UAE’s federal universities where 14,000 incoming foundation programme students have been equipped with the tablet computer. The Higher Education iPad Initiative was officially launched on Sunday at the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), Abu Dhabi Men’s College by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and ... Read More »

Abu Dhabi: Nearly 15,000 Emiratis accepted at federal universities

For the first time, sizable number of nationals register for vocational courses Federal universities and institutes in the UAE have granted admission to 14,570 Emirati high-school graduates for the 2012-2013 academic year. This marks the largest number of nationals who have found seats at federal universities during one academic year, with female students accounting for 60 per cent of this ... Read More »

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