Storytel’s Arabic audiobook titles seen to increase by over 600 after partnering with Dar El-Shorouk

Ties expected to provide variety of Arabic audiobook collection

Dar El-Shorouk’s publications to be available on Storytel platform in First Quarter of 2019

UAE, December 23, 2018 – Storytel Arabia, the newly-launched division of Europe’s leading platform for audiobooks, recently entered into a partnership with Dar El-Shorouk, one of the most prominent and prestigious publishing houses in the Arab world, as part of its ongoing bid to increase its catalogue of Arabic audiobooks to cement its market presence in the region.

In line with the agreement, Dar El-Shorouk will provide Storytel Arabia with a license to produce the audiobook editions of Dar El-Shorouk publications. The latest collaboration is a major boost to Storytel’s efforts to increase its market share by connecting to more Arab-speaking readers. Following their cooperation, more than 600 Arabic titles are expected to be added to Storytel’s existing collection of 1,000 Arabic audiobooks.

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HBMSU sheds light on UAE’s role in China’s Belt and Road initiative during first roundtable on Islamic Banking and Finance in Hong Kong

UAE Consulate General in Hong Kong organizes gathering in partnership with  Chinese General Chamber of Commerce

Participants commend Dubai’s bid to become global capital of Islamic economy

Joint efforts to promote opportunities in Islamic finance in line with sustainable development goals

UAE, 19 December 2018  –   In a bid to promote UAE-China relations in Islamic finance, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) joined a roundtable discussion hosted recently by the UAE Consulate in Hong Kong. Apart from Islamic Banking and Finance, the roundtable also looked into the pivotal role of the UAE in China’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative that aims to economically & commercially link more than 60 countries. The gathering, which was held in cooperation with the China General Chamber of Commerce, received remarkable attention as the first-of-its-kind event to be hosted in Hong Kong, in line with the joint efforts between the UAE and China to cooperate in the recruitment of promising opportunities within the Islamic economy, in light of the Chinese initiative to connect the markets of Asia, Europe and Africa and guide them in the service of the goals of sustainable development.

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HBMSU Board of Governors

reaffirms commitment to envision the future during first regular meeting

UAE, 18 November 2018 – H.E Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai and Chairman of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University’s (HBMSU) Board of Governors (BOG), chaired the first meeting of the board for the Academic Year 2018-2019. During the meeting, H.E. and the members of the board of governors extended their congratulations to H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Dubai Executive Council and HBMSU’s President, on its recent success of obtaining the approval of the Commission of Academic Accreditation Authority in the Ministry of Education to establish the first artificial intelligence (AI) college in the UAE.

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Third China-UAE conference on Islamic Banking & Finance concludes successfully amid international acclaim

Al Saleh: “UAE-China relations are gaining momentum as efforts to support the Belt & Road initiative & to guide the Islamic economy continue”

Mansoor Al Awar: “We continue to engage in constructive dialogue to ensure growth & sustainability of the Islamic economy in accordance with the directives of our wise leadership”

Conference explores future of Islamic finance in the UAE & China from the perspective of growth, development & integration

 UAE, November 11, 2018 – The third China-UAE conference on Islamic Banking and Finance (CUCIBF III) concluded recently, with the participation of leading economic experts, bankers, decision and policy makers, investors and Islamic economic stakeholders, who hailed Dubai’s great strides in becoming a global capital of the Islamic economy. The conference featured a series of in-depth discussions on the prospects of the participatory economy and the financial system from the perspective of growth, development and integration, highlighting the importance of joint efforts between the UAE and China to meet the emerging challenges, to enhance the role of Islamic finance in achieving the objectives of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative. The event attracted significant attention as a result of collaboration between the UAE Ministry of Economy, Dubai Center for Islamic Banking and Finance of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center, China Islamic Finance Club, and the ZhiShang Inter-culture Communication,  with the participation of Thomson Reuters as a knowledge partner.

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Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University now accepting applications for Executive MBA in Islamic Banking and Finance

Class to start in spring of 2019

 Mansoor Al Awar: Program to potentials of young people, the country’s ‘most valuable wealth and important energy for development’

 UAE, 31st October 2018 – Inspired by the wise leadership’s vision and to help improve the competencies and skills of young Emiratis today, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has announced that the registration for its Executive MBA in Islamic Banking and Finance, a pioneering program being offered in cooperation with a European university and accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Commission for Academic Accreditation, is now ongoing The statement was made on the sidelines of the Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES) being held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The GIES is also being staged under the supervision of the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (IEDC), in cooperation with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Thomson Reuters. Interested students may start submitting their applications for the class that will begin in the spring of 2019.  HBMSU and the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), in Barcelona, Spain, have jointly designed the special program to produce future leaders capable of addressing the current and emerging needs of the banking and finance Islamic industry.

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Software AG signs partnership agreements with UAE Ministry of Interior & Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai

Dubai, October 27, 2018 – Software AG, the global, independent software company with a focus on innovation for the digital age, concluded its participation at GITEX Technology Week 2018 on a high note, with the signing of two Memorandums of Understanding – one with the UAE Ministry of Interior and the other with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) – among the highlights of this year’s participation. Besides, Software AG’s stand, located at B7-20, Hall 7, witnessed high footfall, as the top executives successfully engaged visitors from a multitude of sectors by drawing attention to its rich portfolio of solutions that include Smart City IoT, agile process automation, government service visibility platform, digital twin, API, integration and more.

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University students display their innovative sustainability, energy & recycling projects at WETEX 2018

Dubai, UAE, 24 October 2018 – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has set up a ‘Green Week’ corner and ‘Innovation Hall’ for students at the 20th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2018). The exhibition is being organised by DEWA from October 23 to 25, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC). Both areas are showcasing projects by students from a number of schools and universities in the fields of sustainability, energy, and recycling, engaging them in sustainable development efforts and keeping them updated on the latest developments in energy, water and environment sectors. This is in line with DEWA’s vision to be a sustainable innovative world-class utility and is part of its efforts to promote the spirit of innovation and creativity among students.

Green Week and Innovation Hall attracted many visitors during WETEX 2018, who interacted with the students about their ideas and future projects that will contribute to sustainability and conservation of the environment, renewable energy and green technologies.

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Dubai Government Workshop signs strategic new partnership agreement with Rochester Institute of Technology – Dubai

to support academic training and research cooperation

Move complements DGW’s continuing commitment to work in partnership with the private sector in promoting investments in human capital

UAE, 23 October 2018- Dubai Government Workshop has revealed the signing of a strategic new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Rochester Institute of Technology – Dubai (RIT Dubai), to help reinforce academic and educational cooperation across the efforts to develop highly qualified and skilled human resources for the future. The agreement was signed by H.E. Humaid Sultan Al Mutaiwee, Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) CEO and Dr. Yousif Al Assaf, President, RIT Dubai. during the signing, both parties agreed on the need to work closely together to provide academic education and executive development for employees, as well as practical training for students based on the highest standards of professionalism and excellence.

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Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University Celebrates Graduation

 

Under the patronage and in the presence of

HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University celebrates graduation of 396 learners of undergraduate and postgraduate programs

Mansoor Al Awar: We are proud to launch unprecedented initiatives to reshape the future of higher education in the world.

‘Zayed Cyber Palm for Education’ inspired by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed’s vision to make the university a solid foundation for the universities and institutions of the future in the occasion of ‘2018 The Year of Zayed’

‘School of Artificial Intelligence’ to drive UAE transformation as leading hub for developing AI technologies

UAE, 23 January 2018 – Under the patronage and in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, the University celebrated the graduation of the seventh and eighth batch of learners from the undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the School of Business & Quality Management, School of e-Education and School of Health and Environmental Studies. A total of 396 graduates attended the graduation ceremony at the Dubai World Trade Center, in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai, Chairman of HBMSU’s Board of Governors, and members of the Board of Governors, and Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, chancellor of HBMSU as well as faculty and administrative officials, parents of graduates and learners.

The event celebrated the graduation of 26 learners with firstclass honors degrees, 30 with second-class honors degrees and 42 with third-class honors degrees. This achievement reflects the University’s success in developing creative approaches aimed at redefining the future of teaching and learning through smart technology, innovation and quality to hone qualified national talents and prepare them to lead the ambitious development process.

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Emirates College for Management & Information highlights UAE’s higher education growth path at Oxford Summit of Leaders 2016.

Increasing number of international schools and student mobility present unique opportunities for education sector
UAE, December 25, 2016 – The UAE is increasingly gaining global importance as an ideal destination for investments in higher education as the Gulf nation gives top priority to education as a means to achieving economic success and development, said Prof. AbdulSattar A. Al-Alusi, President and CEO of Emirates College for Management & Information (ECMIT), during a presentation held recently at the Oxford Summit of Leaders 2016 in Oxford, United Kingdom.

ECMIT, a leading private higher educational institution based in Dubai, participated at the summit held under the theme ‘Investment in Science and Education: Investing in the Future.’ Oxford Summit of Leaders 2016 is an annual event for education, scientific research and business.
During the summit, Prof. Al-Alusi noted: “The UAE Government envisions an exceptional system of higher education based on innovation, academic excellence and scientific research. Its policies and regulations, programmes and initiatives are all formulated to meet its overarching goal of building a knowledge-based economy. The results of such efforts are visible in the growth and internationalization of higher education in the country.”
Data shows that the UAE has invested AED 10 billion into the education sector – equivalent to a 22 per cent increase in governmental spending on education, both general and higher.
“The UAE Government’s higher education strategies have attracted international student mobility to the country, which has exponentially grown to more than 37 branch campuses within the last 10 years – the highest number among 200 worldwide higher education providers. This has been achieved by providing the platform for the construction of state-of-the-art campuses, investor-friendly regulations and policies, world-class support services to migrating students, and a wide array of degree specializations that meet current job market requirements,” he added.
Prof. Al-Alusi further explained that in order to ensure excellent access to both public and private higher education for citizens and residents, the UAE adopts several measures and guidelines including promoting educational institution leadership in the areas of R&D, creativity, innovation and competitiveness; ensuring the sustainability of a quality control system based on learning outcomes and academic integrity; strengthening partnerships with industry to align educational outcomes and labor market needs; promoting a culture of continuous learning and providing smart learning opportunities; supporting community service and social responsibility; optimizing financial resources and the complementary role between public and private education sectors; and enhancing international cooperation and creating an attractive learning environment for international students.
“The main drivers of growth for higher education in the country lie in policies and infrastructure, and quality and standards. It is evident that the rise of higher education institutions is not random but rather a focused move to boost the economic growth of the country,” he further stated.

Oxford Summit of Leaders 2016 was participated by a wide group of decision makers, education leaders, scientists, and representatives of academic institutions, universities and specialized companies from more than 50 countries around the world. Organized by the European Business Association in Oxford, the session focused on the most important issues and aspects in the areas of education and scientific research. The Summit discussed the latest developments and emerging trends on integrating the education, business and science sectors and highlighted the best practices and cutting-edge tools in the field of learning management.