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Georgetown launch a sign of growing US presence in Dubai

Georgetown University has launched its business programme in Dubai as more US companies set up shop in the UAE. The Washington DC-based university’s McDonagh School of Business this week welcomed its first cohort of 53 students to its new Executive MBA. Located in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Academy, the 19-month programme covers business […]

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Saudi and Coursera to train 100,000 new tech workers

Saudi Arabia is teaming up with online learning platform Coursera to train 100,000 new technology workers across the kingdom. Its Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the National eLearning Center have launched a ‘Fuel’ programme offering training on the platform in various tech-related skills. Aimed at job seekers, graduates and those looking to improve […]

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Cop28 and Coursera launch UAE climate literacy drive

UAE education providers will offer online courses on climate change mitigation, adaptation, finance and other topics through a partnership between e-learning provider Coursera and Cop28‘s organising body. A curated programme of more than 100 courses in climate literacy will be offered in the run-up to and beyond the United Nations conference in Dubai later this […]

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GCC needs 1,127 new schools by 2027 as enrolment rises

The Gulf will need over a thousand new schools by 2027, according to a new report published on Wednesday. The prediction is based on the total number of students in the GCC growing by 1.6 percent annually to reach 14.2 million by 2027. Growth in student enrolment numbers at K-12 (kindergarten to 12th grade, or […]