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UOWD in the News - 2011

UOWD hosts Christmas Party for kids from Dubai Centre for Special Needs

by Dubib

Students from Dubai Centre for Special Needs were treated to a morning of fun, music and games at a Christmas party hosted by the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities recently. Read more...

A school of blockbusters

by Khaleej Times

Acting, glamour and a good script are the right ingredients for any blockbuster movie and one man knows it better than anyone else. The 'showman' of Hindi cinema, Subhash Ghai, says it all with his cinematic intellect.

A producer, director and screen writer, his magnanimous career has seen him grow with Bollywood for the last three decades. Read more...

UOWD launches two new programs from 2012

by Dubib

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has launched two new master's programs -- Master of Media & Communications and Master of International Studies - with classes beginning in February 2012. Read more...

UOWD to launch two new master's programs from February 2012

by DIAC

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has launched two new master's programs -- Master of Media & Communications and Master of International Studies - with classes beginning in February 2012. Read more...

UOWD to launch two new master's programs from February 2012

by Zawya

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has launched two new master's programs -- Master of Media & Communications and Master of International Studies - with classes beginning in February 2012. Read more...

University of Wollongong in Dubai to launch two new master's programs from February 2012

by AME info

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has launched two new master's programs -- Master of Media and Communications and Master of International Studies - with classes beginning in February 2012. Read more...

Students from 15 schools battle it out in public speaking contest

by Gulf Today

According to noted motivational speaker Kevin Abdulrahaman, public speaking is the single-most critical factor in personal and professional success today. Read more...

Students from 15 schools battle it out in public speaking contest

by Gulf Today

According to noted motivational speaker Kevin Abdulrahaman, public speaking is the single-most critical factor in personal and professional success today. Read more...

UOWD 6th Multicultural Festival showcases the university's cultural diversity

by Dubib

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) staged its 6th Annual Multicultural Festival by presenting the art and culture from various countries during the three-day event from November 14 to 16. Read more...

UOWD 6th Multicultural Festival Showcases The University's Cultural Diversity

by UAE Today

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) staged its 6th Annual Multicultural Festival by presenting the art and culture from various countries during the three-day event from November 14 to 16. Read more...

UOWD Inter-varsity sports festival from Nov.27

by Gulf Today

Fourteen universities will take part in the 8th UOWD inter-university Sports Festival to be held from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, 2011, at the Al Manara Indoor Sports Hall, Jumeirah. Read more...

UOWD offers IELTS testing at college in capital

by Gulf Today

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), one of the three authorised IELTS (International English Language Testing System) centres in the UAE, will offer IELTS Testing at Continuing Education Centre - Emirates College of Technology (CEC-ECT) premises at Hamdan Street in Abu Dhabi. Read more...

UOWD to offer IELTS Testing at Emirates College of Technology in Abu Dhab

by AME Info

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), one of the three authorized IELTS ((International English Language Testing System) centers in the UAE, will offer IELTS Testing at Continuing Education Center - Emirates College of Technology (CEC - ECT) premises at Hamdan Street in Abu Dhabi. Read more...

UOWD to offer IELTS Testing at Emirates College of Technology in Abu Dhabi

by Meed

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), one of the three authorized IELTS ((International English Language Testing System) centers in the UAE, will offer IELTS Testing at Continuing Education Center - Emirates College of Technology (CEC - ECT) premises at Hamdan Street in Abu Dhabi. Read more...

Robotics contest targets larger school turnout

by Gulf Today

A larger number of schools have expressed interest in the 3rd Annual Robotic Competition which will be organised in April 2012 by UOWD's Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering and Nadco, a producer of robotic equipment. Read more...

Ranbir rocks Dubai & now off to London!

by glamsham.com

Team Rockstar aka Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri, Director Imtiaz Ali and Producer Hiren Gandhi recently flew to Dubai to meet the cine goers and visit some interesting hotspots as part of promotions. The makers, knowing that Ranbir has a tremendous fan following in the Middle East, had Team Rockstar visit Wollongong University (one of Dubai's most respected universities) where Ranbir was treated like a real rockstar, go on an exotic dhow cruise and host a party for their fans at one of Dubai's famous night clubs! What's more, we hear that Ranbir enthralled the party goers at the Dubai club by strumming a few notes of 'Nadaan Parinde' and 'Saadda Haq' as well! Read more...

Ranbir Kapoor rocks Dubai!

by The Times of India

Team Rockstar aka Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri, Director Imtiaz Ali and Producer Hiren Gandhi recently flew to Dubai to meet the cine goers and visit some interesting hotspots as part of promotions. Read more...

Ranbir rocks Dubai!

by bollywood.com

Imtiaz Ali has decided not to have a high-onglam premiere for his film Rockstar that releases next Friday. "The previous night, the cast and crew will watch the movie with family and friends," says the director from Dubai. Read more...

University of Wollongong in Dubai to launch two new master's programs from February 2012

by MEED

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has launched two new master's programs -- Master of Media and Communications and Master of International Studies - with classes beginning in February 2012. Read more...

Kapoor rocks university

by The National

A lecture hall at University of Wollongong in Dubai transformed into a concert venue yesterday when Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor jumped on to a platform and jammed alongside a student guitarist. Read more...

From Vidya and the 'The Dirty Picture' to Ranbir and 'Rockstar' - it'a a treat for fans

by Masala.com

Press conferences and mall promotions are not enough to push films. Now stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and Vidya Balan are jamming live with their fans through concerts and performances across India and abroad. This is not just to create a buzz for the films but also to increase their connect with the audiences. Read more...

Rockstar Ranbir fails to strike chord with students

by Gulf News

Bollywood hunk Ranbir Kapoor Thursday got a welcome befitting rock royalty among the students of University Of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), but his fleeting appearance did not impress everyone. Read more...

UOWD Robotic Competition 2012 targets larger number of schools

by Dubib

A larger number of schools have expressed interest in the 3rd Annual Robotic Competition which will be organised in April 2012 by UOWD's Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering and NADCO, a produer of robotic equipment. Read more...

UOWD's Master of Int'l Studies programme gets approval from CAA

by Khaleej Times

University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), one of the largest foreign universities in the UAE, has won the approval of the Commission on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to launch a new Master of International Studies programme. Read more...

Research activities forte of Wollongong University

by The Gulf News

After a three-year tenure as the president of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), Professor Rob Whelan leaves the 18-year-old institution at the end of the month. During his time as president, Whelan has overseen a staff almost 400 and a student body of more than 4,000. Read more...

Work-life balance vital for women

by The Gulf News

Recruiters are finding that for more and more women professionals in the UAE, money is not their first consideration when job hunting. In a region where staff turnover is high and people tend to pursue higher salaries, women are seeking workplaces that allow them flexible hours, longer maternity leave and part-time options among other considerations. Read more...

Business studies most popular

by Khaleej Times

An online survey conducted by the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has reinforced the findings of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority's annual report on the higher education landscape in Dubai. Read more...

Business hopefuls need reality check

by The National

There is a much greater understanding of the importance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UAE economy. So there's now an increased focus on giving people who are working in SMEs the skills to develop their businesses better. We've seen the development of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid (Establishment for Young Business Leaders). One of my staff in the finance department has a group of his students working on projects with the Establishment, so the students who are themselves learning how to be good business people are doing a project with SMEs. Read more...

Maternity software is a winning invention

by The Gulf News

A student from the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) will represent the UAE at the 2011 Microsoft Imagine Cup global finals set to take place in New York this July. Shawn Frank, 20, called his team Hex Pistols and claimed third place for his project "momEcare" at the Imagine Cup regional finals at the American University in Dubai, last week. Read more...

Changing the world through technology

by The Gulf News

The regional finals of the ninth annual Microsoft Imagine Cup competition will take place on Monday at the American University in Dubai with contenders from three UAE university teams. Read more...

Stay connected and study the benefits

by The Gulf News

After going live, networking sites quickly won over a base of users looking for an easy way to keep in touch with their family and friends. As this band of fans grew so did the role that social media plays in our lives. These sites are now a powerful source of information, with users turning to them to learn about businesses, world events, political issues, and even academic institutions. Read more...

UAE companies step up recruitment drive: trends visible at university career fair

by Dubib.com

30 companies, including multinationals, say the region is ripe for accelerated hiring in 2011; no scaling down of payscales. Read more...

Wollongong to offer Media master's

by Gulf News

President of the university in Dubai explains why the institution is looking to broaden its course offerings and meet industry needs as part of its expansion plan.
The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) will add to its course offerings with a new master's degree in media and communications (MMC) at the end of this year. Read more...

Demand rises for master's programmes in UAE

by Khaleej Times

The demand for master's programmes in the UAE has grown dramatically over the years, according to the findings of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), which recently held postgraduate information evenings in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Read more...

Universities embrace social media

by Gulf News

Some have completely revamped their websites to include social media links and others have senior officials becoming more accessible with online profiles. Read more...

UOWD team to take part in Pune festival

by Gulf News

UOWD throwball, volleyball and table tennis teams to participate in 'Sympulse 2011'.Dubai A 24-member squad from the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has left for Pune, India, to take part in 'Sympulse 2011', the international sports and entertainment festival organised by Symbiosis International University, Pune, from January 17 to 21. Read more...

Profiling the UAE's big spenders

by Gulf News

GCC nationals' purchases of luxury items are heavily influenced by those of their family and friends, University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) student research has revealed.  Read more...

Business leaders from UAE firms share success stories

by Khaleej Times

Business leaders from several leading UAE companies shared their success stories before an international audience of nearly 70 industry and academic thinkers of international business at the debut conference of the MENA chapter of the Academy of International Business (AIB), a leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business. Read more...