Doha, Qatar, July 30, 2018: Famed Hollywood film producer Jordan Horowitz, a Northwestern University graduate, will speak at Northwestern University in Qatar’s 2018 Convocation Ceremony for its incoming class of students on Sunday, September 2.
Horowitz is best known for producing the Academy-winning musical comedy-drama La La Land, which was nominated for a record 14 Academy Awards in 2017. It won six, including Best Director for Damien Chazelle and Best Actress for Emma Stone. The much-honored La La Land was also awarded Best Picture at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs, PGA, and Critics Choice Awards.
NU-Q’s Convocation marks the beginning of the academic year and will welcome the Class of 2022 after a week of orientation activities. The event is the first formal occasion of the year, and this year it ......read more
Qatar, July 29, 2018: With a vision to upgrade and enhance the global financial knowledge landscape of Qatar’s finance professionals, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) held the IFRS free informative seminar in partnership with the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Qatar chapter.
The seminar took place on July 24, 2018 at Marriott Marquis City Centre and was followed by a CMA info session in the presence of Mr. Moamen Omar, President of IMA Qatar chapter, as well as QFBA representatives. Over than 100 professionals took part of the insightful seminar from the financial sector, marking a milestone by QFBA and IMA’s Qatar chapter in supporting the development of human capital to keep up and live up to Qatar’s 2030 vision.
The session divulged on the scope and expanse of ......read more
Carnegie Mellon Qatar’s annual summer program helps students make informed decisions about college
Doha, Qatar, July 24, 2018: Secondary school students from across Qatar spent three weeks learning about careers in science, technology and business during the annual Summer College Preview Program (SCPP), hosted by Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q). This year was the largest SCPP in history, with 79 students participating.
Throughout the three-week program, students explored the fields taught at CMU-Q—biological sciences, business administration, computer science and information systems—and learned about college life. For many students, the program is an introduction to their future careers. Nearly 25 percent of last year’s freshman class at CMU-Q attended SCPP.
“The Summer ......read more
July 19, 2018: Skyline University College has signed an agreement with Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority as the official Tour Guide Training Program provider for Sharjah tour guides. The agreement was signed by SCTDA Chairman, Mr. Khalid Jasim Al Midfa and SUC Executive Director and Chair of the Executive Council, Mr. Nitin Anand. The pilot run of the proposed program was conducted on June 20, 2018 at the SCTDA Office while the initial 6-day Tour Guide Training Program was conducted from June 24, 2018 to July 1, 2018 at SUC Campus.
Various topics were covered during the 6-day training program such as: UAE Tourism, Sharjah History, Sharjah Tourist Attractions, Heritage and Culture, Presentation Skills, Tourism Marketing, Innovation in Tourism, Reputation, Management, First-Aid Training, Happiness, and ......read more
July 19, 2018: Skyline University College has welcomed 24 participants from Nigeria for the One Day Course in Dealing With and Managing Difficult Stakeholders on June 27, 2018 at SUC Campus.
The resource speakers of the program were SUC Head of Academics-School of Business, Dr. Ajith Kumar; Head of Academics-School of Information Technology, Dr. Deepak Kalra; and Professor, Dr. Amitabh Upadhya. During their respective sessions, the speakers covered the topics of Stakeholders Requirements and Basic Concepts of Attitude, Personality, and Perception; Conflict Management and Strategies in Handling Difficult Stakeholders; and Role of Emerging Technologies and Social Media.
At the end of the program, each participant was awarded with a certificate for successfully completing the course.
Doha, Qatar – July 16, 2018 – Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) students made presentations at Northwestern University’s annual Undergraduate Research and Arts Expo, with several winning awards. The expo is held annually on the University’s home campus.
The Undergraduate Research and Arts Expo serves as a platform for Northwestern undergraduates to present their original research and creative work to the university’s community, with prizes for the best research poster, oral presentation, and creative arts entry.
Neha Rashid and Ammar Younas received first place honors for their documentary, “Kiln,” and Zaki Hussein and Nouf Al-Sulaiti won third place for their short film “Terima Kasih.”
“The annual research expo held on our home ......read more
Doha, Qatar – July 9, 2018 – More than 75 high-school students spent part of their summer break exploring the world of media, news, and filmmaking at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q).
The annual summer program, which is designed to give 15 to 18-year-olds a chance to sample life as a Northwestern student, saw the highest turn-out of participants to-date with 17 nationalities represented, including a record number of international students who flew in to take part. The programs were led by NU-Q Journalism Professor Miriam Berg and Communication Professor Rana Kazkaz.
Throughout the two-week program, participants took courses on news creation, journalistic photography, news production, storytelling and filmmaking. They also were able to put the theories they learned in class to test by creating ......read more
Doha, Qatar – July 3, 2018 – Several Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) students have recently returned to Doha after spending six months on the University’s home campus in the U.S.
“This home campus experience allows several of our communication students deeper exposure to courses not available in Qatar in their own field and in the broader liberal arts. Some students have even been able to craft minors connecting courses in Qatar with those in Evanston,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO.
Among the students who participated this year, was Nada Bedair, who grew up in Alexandria, Egypt. While on the Evanston campus, Bedair joined Sigma, Lambda, Gamma, a sorority dedicated to women empowerment and multicultural inclusion. As the sorority’s Emotional ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018: Breaking the fast during Ramadan is traditionally done together as a community. In observance of the holy month, Skyline University College alumni, parents, and students have come together for the annual Iftar Dinner with the Skyline faculty and staff community on May 30, 2018 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. The hall was filled with familiar faces, relishing the sumptuous food prepared by Skyline.
Moroever, in this Year of Zayed, SUC Services Committee, chaired by Dr. Taleb Eli, endeavors to reach out to the community by organizing various initiatives such as the Iftar Dinner and cricket match for the University City of Sharjah laborers on May 31, 2018 at SUC Cricket Ground. The Skyline faculty and staff joined the laborers in breaking the fast and the laborers spent the night away playing cricket. ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 21, 2018: On the night of Skyline Suhoor, Skyline University College brought together its strategic alliances and partners such as consul generals, government officials, corporate leaders, members of the business councils and social clubs, school principals, and media at Al Majlis, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai on June 6, 2018. The Skyline team headed by Mr. Kamal Puri, Chairman of Skyline International Group and Founder President of Skyline University College welcomed each guest in a lavish Arabian set-up, complete with sumptuous middle-eastern cuisine and music. The night of gathering and networking served as a gesture of Skyline’s appreciation to its government and corporate affiliates for their continuous support.
Some of the honorable guests of the night were Consul General of Sri Lanka, H.E. Charitha ......read more
Doha, Qatar, June 11, 2018: Students from Northwestern University in Qatar will investigate and report on human rights among the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Pakistan as part of a grant they have received from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
The students selected this year – Ayilah Chaudhary, Isabella Palma-Lopez, and Amna Al-Baker – as part of the 2018 cohort of student reporting fellows, will join research fellows who come from top universities all around the world in pursuing their research, as well as receiving guidance and direction from Pulitzer Center staff and journalists.
“Students involved in hands-on reporting and scholarly research develop a real sense of what their careers and future work environments will be,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO. “With the ......read more
Doha, Qatar – May 30, 2018: A report released today by Northwestern University in Qatar, that reveals long-term trends in news and entertainment consumption, social media preferences, and attitudes about the media indicates a lasting impact of the Arab Spring on media habits in the Middle East.
The study, which consists of findings derived from surveys of seven countries NU-Q conducted annually from 2013 to 2017, provides unparalleled insights into shifts in news and entertainment consumption, as well as social media use in the Middle East.
The report titled, Media Use in the Middle East, A Five-Year Retrospection, offers comparative data and a detailed analysis of the only longitudinal study of its kind in the region and one of the few in the world. The research began in the wake of the ......read more
After hosting the expo at Qatar Academy
Doha, Qatar, May 16, 2018: Following last month’s high-level event in New York, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation hosted its ‘Reaching 10 Million Out of School Children’ exhibition at Qatar Academy from May 7-14, 2018, to mark a major milestone in empowering 10 million marginalised and vulnerable children around the world.
EAA’s exhibit will move to the W Hotel from May 17-30, 2018, however EAA invites all the public to visit the ‘Reaching 10 Million Out of School Children’ exhibition.
With the hashtag #Togetherfor10million and #Itispossible, the event was successful in creating awareness about the barriers to education, such as poverty, conflict and natural disasters, which millions of children around the world face.
The ......read more
Doha, Qatar – May 16, 2018 – Northwestern University in Qatar sent a delegation from Doha to Evanston for its annual NU-Q in Evanston week. The delegation of faculty, staff, and students showcased their creative work, research, and shared experiences from the Middle East.
“Although we are 7,000 miles away from our home campus, NU-Q is very much a part of the greater Northwestern community,” said Everette E. Dennis. “Our students are familiar with Northwestern traditions and most have visited or spent time studying on campus; our faculty and staff are connected and work closely across continents to align their respective work; and we’ve had numerous visits from Northwestern leadership, which has been instrumental in ensuring our reciprocal cooperation.”
For five days, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 08, 2018: Labour Day celebrates the achievements and contribution of workers around the world. It is a time to recognize their critical roles on the social and economic growth of the nation while raising awareness on the challenges that workers face today.
Skyline University College Services Committee, in collaboration with University City of Sharjah management, organized a cricket match with Sharjah labourers to celebrate Labour Day on May 1, 2018, at SUC Cricket Ground. His Excellency Sheikh Saif Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Director of Sharjah University City, attended the occasion to witness the celebration that aimed to recognize the workers’ role in the society. Sheikh Saif presented a certificate of appreciation to SUC for its effort in fulfilling its corporate social responsibility ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 08, 2018: Skyline University College in collaboration with The Young Vision magazine organized the first Inter-School 12th Coder Challenge 2018 on April 30, 2018 at SUC Campus. The competition which served as a platform for young talents to showcase their skills in the field of software development has registered more than 180 participants from various schools in the UAE.
Three top coders bagged the awards namely: Tejas Goel of Delhi Private School, Dubai (Winner); Ananya Pratap Rao of GEMS Modern Academy (1st Runner Up) and; Harsh Doddannavar of JSS International School (2nd Runner Up).
The Chief Guests of the competition were Consulate General of India-Dubai Consul General, H.E. Shri Vipul and SUC Founder President, Mr. Kamal Puri who awarded the winners with trophies and exclusive SUC ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 29, 2018: Skyline University College organized the second edition of One Day Refresher Course in Management with Emphasis on E-Governance, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, and Enterprising Sustainable Smart Cities (Pocket MBA) on April 18, 2018 at SUC Campus. Delegates such as tourism directors, managers, software engineers, IT directors, and SUC Alumni from various corporate and government offices in the UAE have participated in the program.
The Pocket MBA covered an introduction to E-Governance, a discussion on disruptions which are disrupting the supply line of existing business model, and an insightful overview about difference between Sustainable Innovations and Disruptive Innovations. It also included the topics of emerging technologies like Block Chain, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics. ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 25, 2018: The MBA and BBA students of Skyline University College (SUC) along with SUC Professor, Dr. Nizar M.F. Sahawneh attended a 3-day training program on “Capital Markets: Products, Risk, and Strategies” at New York Institute of Finance during the Skyline Educational Trip in New York, USA on March 21-31, 2018.
The course surveys the major financial instruments traded in capital markets around the world, which allowed students to understand how stocks are valued, learn how stocks and bonds are brought to market, and understand the basic mechanics and risks characteristic of derivatives. The program was conducted by Mr. Chris Thomas, Managing Director of Massey Quick Simon-Wealth Management Investment Consulting.
Deputy General of the Consulate General of the United Arab ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 23, 2018: Skyline University College (SUC) in collaboration with Sharjah Education Council has organized a 10-day IELTS Workshop termed as “Insights into IELTS” from March 25-26, 2018 and April 1-5, 2018 for teachers and students respectively. More than 100 participants attended the workshop that included an extensive coaching on all skill categories (Speaking, Writing, Reading, and Listening).
SUC Head of English Language Centre, Dr. Victoria Verna gave a thorough orientation about the test format, the techniques of IELTS and conducted classes. The workshop helped the candidates with test format, preparation techniques, and time management skills. On the last day of the workshop, a mock test was administered to give a feel of the real exam and to assess their proficiency in different ......read more
DOHA, QATAR, April 21, 2018: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) welcomed newly admitted students to the Marhaba Tartans evening, an event where the students can explore the academic programs and student experience opportunities at CMU-Q. More than 100 admitted students and their families met their future professors and classmates, as well as the staff members who will support them in their educational journey.
Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, welcomed the Class of 2022: “Students, university is a transformative experience. You are starting on a journey where you will meet new, lifelong friends, learn new interests and passions, and build the foundation of careers where you can make a difference.”
Each of CMU-Q’s academic degree programs offered “Explore Your Major” ......read more
Doha, Qatar – April 18, 2018 – The founder and chairman emeritus of MIT’s Media Lab, Nicholas Negroponte, an inventor, thinker, and angel investor who has pushed the boundaries of connectivity and communication, shared his thoughts on the evolving world of digital information with students, faculty, and staff at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q).
“Professor Negroponte is a pioneer in the world of interactivity and multimedia, and he has been a driving force behind much of the innovation and developments that have shaped our world today,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO. “For many years he has led and supported an enormous array of projects that brought new discoveries to the digital world.”
The Media Lab, which helped drive the multimedia revolution, was established ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2018: Skyline University College organized the 3rd Economics Day event on April 9, 2018 at SUC Campus. During the event, SUC Macroeconomic students showcased their depth of economic knowledge on topical issues affecting the global economy through visuals, posters, and videos. This year’s theme focused on the global economy and the recently introduced VAT in UAE as the countdown to Dubai 2020 begins.
The event was graced by two leading business and financial experts in the world of global trade, Ms. Joy Ajlouny, Co-Founder of Fetchr and Ms. Divya Bhagtani, CEO and Co-Founder of Accountants Box.
Ms. Joy advised students to take risks, to constantly do research, and to never be afraid of failing. She also implored the young entrepreneurs and those in attendance to horn their skills and ......read more
Doha, Qatar – April 16, 2018 – Applications to Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) this year were the highest in its history, increasing by almost 50 percent, with applications coming from more than 60 countries around the world. The percentage of students accepted also fell by seven percent due to increased selectivity and the competitiveness of the class.
Students who have been accepted – including students flying-in from 15 different countries – will be attending a Preview NU-Q event at the university later this month.
All admitted students are invited take part in this annual event, which is designed to help them and their families explore academic, social, and professional opportunities offered by the University. Attendees will meet with NU-Q’s faculty, staff, students, and ......read more
Doha, Qatar, April 9, 2018: A celebratory red carpet event at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) showcased five student films before family, friends, and members of the local film industry. The films explored themes including identity, mental illness, friendship, tradition, and the urgent need for societal change.
“It’s great to see students making time to practice their passion and dedicating time outside the classroom to produce independent films and projects,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO. “Studio 20Q’s Premiere night has long been one of the most exciting and highly anticipated events of the year. Faculty, staff, family, and friends enjoy the opportunity to see first-hand just how talented and creative our students are.”
The films were funded by ......read more
Doha, Qatar – April 8, 2018 – This spring students at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) are completing their 10-week journalism residency programs at major news, media, and strategic communication organizations in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East.
The internships often represent the students’ first extended exposure to a professional setting, thereby helping to clarify for them the next steps in their careers.
“NU-Q’s journalism and strategic communication residency requirement enables students to learn professional skills and life lessons that can be developed only in the demanding, fast-paced business environment,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO of NU-Q. “The challenges and tasks they are presented with help them apply the theories they have learned in ......read more
Sharjah, UAE, April 16, 2016: Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) 2016 commenced on April 13, 2016 at Dubai Convention & Exhibition Centre with the active participation of universities, schools, and training providers around the world including Skyline University College (SUC). The occasion was inaugurated by H.E. Sheik Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and ......read more
Sharjah, UAE, April 16, 2016: Second year Macroeconomics students of Skyline University College organized Economics Day event with the theme: “The Global Economy: Dubai 2020 on the Horizon” on April 12, 2016.
The Middle East, more importantly in the UAE, Dubai will host the next World Expo in 2020. This year’s Economics Day focuses mainly on this highly ......read more
Sharjah, UAE, April 13, 2016: Prohibited drugs are the main cause of many accidents, loss of lives, and various health problems around the world. To raise awareness to this universal phenomenon, the Services Committee of Skyline University College (SUC) has conducted a Drug Awareness Seminar on April 11th, 2016. Lieutenant Adnan Al Hamadi of Sharjah Police was the speaker of this ......read more
Sharjah, UAE, April 11, 2016: The increasing demand on quality higher education programs has been one of the top priorities of the UAE Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research over the past decades. This month, GETEX (Gulf Education and Training Exhibition), the biggest educational event in the Middle East and Asia, is returning on April 13-15, 2016 at Dubai ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 3, 2016: A new mobile edutainment application that aims to help children understand and engage with environmental sustainability has recently been launched by a pair of engineering students from Canadian University Dubai, in collaboration with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
Pedram Parvaz, a member of the University’s innovation community, Lighten ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2016: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has convened the first meeting of the Green Universities Council, an associated initiated by CUD in collaboration with the Environmental Center for Arab Towns, to promote sustainability across higher education institutions and other related sectors in the UAE.
Representatives from Masdar Institute, Higher Colleges of Technology, ......read more
Sharjah, UAE, March 31, 2016: Skyline University Sharjah and Sharjah Tatweer Forum collaborated together this year to conduct the 2nd Inter University Business Plan and New Idea Competition 2016. The event was guided by the philosophy of enabling students to hone their business plan writing skills and also develop new ideas for making Sharjah a better place to live ......read more
Doha, Qatar– March 6, 2016: HEC Paris, ranked number two worldwide in Executive Education by the Financial Times in 2015, has formally welcomed the newest batch of participants to the HEC Executive MBA. Comprising some of the region’s promising business executives, the EMBA Class of 2017 consists of 45 participants representing 15 nationalities and with an average age of 38.
The ......read more
Education Investment MENA conference in Dubai highlights challenges, opportunities for entrepreneurs, investors and education businesses
Dubai, UAE, 29 October 2015: The forecasted shortage of international teachers has emphasised the need for Middle East and North African countries to start producing high quality educators rather than only receiving them from more developed nations, an expert ......read more
The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is relatively young when compared with other successful universities around the world. Founded in 1997 it is young and still developing but old enough to have built up a reputation of academic excellence. The AUS offers something different when it comes to higher education and anyone interested in studying in the Persian Gulf should ......read more
Amidst an increasingly globalized economic order, businesses now have to contend with stiff global competition as well as the adverse effects of any financial, political or security turmoil and instability that are happening anywhere in the world.
While local, regional and global markets are still segmented as such, rapid advancements in technology have provided huge opportunities for ......read more
Doha, Qatar – May 6, 2015: Fifteen top-ranked business schools and 1500 students kicked off three days of high energy, action-packed sports and networking events as HEC Paris, the leading business school that has been consistently ranked #1 in Europe by the Financial Times since 2006, opened the annual MBA Tournament (MBAT) in France.
Hosted and organized by HEC Paris for the 25th ......read more
Dubai, 20 April 2015 – Applications for the 2015 L’ORÉAL -UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE MIDDLE EAST FELLOWSHIPS, launched in partnership with Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates & Under the Patronage of H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi Honored Minister of International Cooperation and Development of the UAE & President of Zayed University, are ......read more
Participants will discuss ongoing trends in management education with a focus on ‘Building Dynamic Networks and Partnerships for the Region’
Dubai, UAE– April 7, 2015: HEC Paris, ranked number one in the world for Executive Education by the Financial Times in 2014, will be hosting the 2015 European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) MENA Conference on 12-14 April in ......read more
UAE, April 05, 2015 – His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed bin Ateyatalla Al Khalifa, Minister for Follow-Up in the Bahrain Royal Court, was presented with an ‘Alumni Achievement Award’ by his alma mater, the University of Salford, UK, on Tuesday 16 March 2015.
At the same time, His Excellency accepted the prestigious title of ‘University Patron’, which will see Sheikh ......read more
Schoolteachers introduced to ‘Arabiyyatti’ program supported by the Qatar National Research Fund
DOHA, QATAR –Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar recently hosted an ‘Enhancing Teaching Arabic in Qatar’ workshop for 25 primary, private and independent schoolteachers in an attempt to complement their language learning pedagogy.
Led by Zeinab Ibrahim, Ph.D., ......read more
Dana Haidan, head of corporate social responsibility and sustainability at Vodafone Qatar and a CMU-Q graduate, was recently named among the "100 Most Talented CSR Leaders" at the World CSR Congress held in Mumbai, India.
Haidan, a 2009 business administration graduate, has been running Vodafone’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs since 2011.
"Corporate ......read more
United Arab Emirates continues to lead the Middle East for ability to grow, attract and retain talent
• SecondGlobal Talent Competitiveness Index ranks leading economies on their ability to attract and retain talent
• United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia ranked in top 35 for ability to grow, attract and retain talent
• Switzerland and Singapore top ......read more
Agreement Will See Over One Million Pages Of Historical Documents About The Islamic World, Arab Culture And The Gulf, Digitised And Made Public Through QNL’s Qatar Digital Library
London, UK, 20 January 2015: Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), Qatar National Library (QNL) and the British Library today announced the second phase of their ongoing ......read more
CPA Exam Candidates are Provided Additional Opportunities and Added Convenience
UAE, Dubai: December 21, 2014 – The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and Prometric today announced that testing for the Uniform CPA Examination in the Middle East will be open to all qualified citizens and permanent residents of India ......read more
Roadshow is being held for students in the UAE who are keen on pursuing higher education in Australia, UK, US and Canada
Dubai, UAE, October 13th, 2014: IDP Education, one of the world’s largest student placement organisations, is set to launch the ‘IDP Middle East Study Abroad Roadshow’ in UAE this October. The roadshow will provide students and their parents in UAE ......read more
Dubai, July 03, 2014: Alpen Capital today announced the publication of its GCC Education Industry Reportwhich presents the growth prospects of the GCC education sector, based on the current developments within the sector, key market dynamics, and the existing investment opportunities in the region. The scope of the report encompasses the pre-primary, primary, secondary, tertiary, and vocational ......read more
115 candidates from five countries being interviewed for place on unique Program
Ajman: 29th June 2014 : The Abdulaziz Bin Humaid Leadership Program, a first-of-its-kind program that aims to empower talented young individuals with essential leadership qualities, has received a total of 496 applications during its registration period, which closed on 7th June.
The 2014/15 edition of the ALP ......read more
Prestigious Journal Publishes Masdar Institute Faculty's First In-Depth Study on Climate of Desert Cities
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 06 February, 2013 – Masdar Institute of Science of Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced its research into ‘urban heat island' effects in the Abu ......read more