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Labourers are expected to work long hours with little benefit or days off (File/AFP)
October 15, 2014 - 12:40 GMT
Hundreds of migrant workers in the UAE face dire conditions and are being denied days off and overtime benefits, according to an XPRESS investigation.

September 8, 2014

During the meeting, Queen Rania said education is at the top of His Majesty King Abdullah’s priorities, adding that His Majesty has ordered the government to set out an educational reform plan that includes all stakeholders.
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Discussions at the meeting also covered other issues, including the integration of technology into classrooms, education level indicators in the Kingdom, and how to develop school curricula.

AUC Students
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The American University in Cairo (AUC) welcomed today more than 1,100 undergraduate students for Fall 2014.

September 7, 2014

During the event
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The Center for Executive Development at University of Dubai (UD) hosted the 11th Annual International Business Fellowship (iBF) on the Middle East for 20 delegates from Singapore.

The first phase of the project will include the Faculty of Medicine and the Dental College, which exists already.
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The Dubai Healthcare City authority said the university will offer citizens and residents with a host of graduate and postgraduate programmes

September 3, 2014

The exhibition will highlight the various printmaking schools that have emerged in Pakistan and India since late 19th century and into the contemporary context.
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Trajectories: 19th-21st Century Printmaking from India and Pakistan to open at Sharjah Art Museum 10 September

September 2, 2014

Author Dinaw Mengestu, a rising star of African literature
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Author Dinaw Mengestu, a rising star of African literature, will be discussing his latest critically acclaimed fictional novel on the school’s Education City campus at a public book reading on Tuesday, September 2 at 6:00pm.

August 31, 2014

An induction ceremony was organized by the university at Dubai Chamber for 15 Emirati students who have joined the program.
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University of Dubai has launched a PhD degree program in Business Administration, as part of a series of new academic programs.

The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government is committed to promoting good governance through enhancing the region’s capacity for effective public policy. The
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• Calls for Exchange of Expertise in Public Policy, Training and Capacity Building • Share Knowledge and Best Practices in Public Administration

August 28, 2014

The new building of UD
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The University of Dubai recently advanced its educational resources by launching the first and only PhD program offered by a private university in Dubai which will benefit 15 local students.

Saudi Arabia's unemployment rate is believed to be around 11.4 percent (File/AFP)
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Saudi authorities denied reports that a proposal to reduce public sector working hours to 40 a week was being scrapped.

August 27, 2014

A draft of the new labour law initially stipulated a 40-hour working week, down from 48
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A plan by Saudi Arabia’s labour ministry to give two days off a week in the private sector is being shelved following tremendous pressure from investors and the business community.

Dr Claudia Lux, QNL`s project director, pictured 2nd left  with Sinikka Sipila, president of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), pictured 3rd from right, and other IFLA officials
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Qatar National Library (QNL), member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), continued to raise its global profile during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress.

August 26, 2014

GEMS American Academy-Qatar
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GEMS Education, the region’s leading education provider, today announced that it will open its first owned and operated school in Qatar this September.

Abu Dhabi University
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Abu Dhabi University’s College of Engineering received international accreditation from the world-renowned prestigious Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

The program is intended to cut down unemployment among less educated Saudis
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The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry is hosting a program for training Saudis with high school education or less in coordination with public and private sector agencies.