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UOWD in the News - 2012

Lorna Kleidman Applauds Woman's Coast-to-Coast Run

by WorldNow and KMPH

On December 26, Lorna Kleidman responds to an article which highlights the recent admirable fitness accomplishment made by Australian runner Catherine Todd. more

Japanese robot, creator wow crowds

by The Gulf Today

His name is Ropid. He is a little humanoid robot, just 38cm tall, weighing 3.5 pounds, not certainly the type we see in American movies. more

Robot boffin tells students about a mission that is out of this world

by 7DAYS in Dubai

Japanese engineer, and founder of Robo Garage, Dr Tomotaka Takahashi visited the University of Wollongong in Dubai on Wednesday. He told 7DAYS he is working on a robot for the International Space Station, which is due to be blasted out of this world next summer and live in space for two years.more

Korean delegation visits University of Wollongong in Dubai to seek inspiration for Korea's Global Education City

by AMEinfo.com

A high-level delegation from the Korean Prime Minister's Office recently visited the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) to study the university's academic and financial model in connection with the implementation of Korea's Global Education City which is being built on the picturesque island of Jeju.more

Course of action

by Gulf News

Students from all walks of life are gaining both professional and life skills at the UAE's many colleges and universities. Some of them speak to GN Focus and explain why they chose a programme. more

UOWD Multicultural Fiesta Brings Alive Sights, Sounds And Aromas Of Different Countries

by Dubai City Guide

The annual Multicultural Festival of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) held recently brought alive the sights, sounds and aromas of different countries through diverse activities spread over three days. more

It's a happy, happy land

by Khaleej Times

Abbas Tirmizi (25), Pakistan, Student, University of Wollongong, Dubai: I am studying Logistics and jobs in my field as such are very few. I might have to go elsewhere once I complete my studies. As a student I am happy here. Campus culture is good.more

UAE - A unique model in national cohesion and unprecedented achievements

by Khaleej Times

On 2nd December 2012, the United Arab Emirates, celebrates its 41st National Day with great zeal and fervor, while advancing steadfastly and confidently on its path for more prosperity, unprecedented development and achievements in all spheres of life.more

UOWD students shine in Inter-University Festival

by The Gulf Today

University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) bagged three gold and one silver in the finals of the Ninth Annual UOWD Inter-University Sports Festival, in which 11 teams from different UAE universities participated.more

CFA Society Emirates hosts CFA Institute research challenge

by Business Intelligence Middle East

CFA Emirates, the national chapter for CFA Institute, the UAE's leading association for financial and investment professionals, has launched its fourth annual research challenge in the UAE. more

CAREERS: The Young & Unemployed

by UNI.ae

Students pursuing their education at university should seek an active career services office and take advantage of it. The career services office at UOWD updates their online job portal regularly and organizes workshops throughout the year. more

UOWD sports festival begins

by Khaleej Times

University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) are organising the 9th Annual Inter-University Sports Festival until Nov. 22, at Al Manara Indoor Sports Hall, Jumeirah, according to a Press release.more

UOWD hosts workshop on Academic Writing and Integrity

by Zawya

Over 25 academic teachers and counsellors from UAE schools attended an interactive workshop on academic writing and integrity organised by the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) at its campus in Knowledge Village recently. more

UAE Professor Wins US$ 150,000 Prize In 'Stars Of Science' Reality Show For His Virtual Computer Project

by Dubai City Guide

Dr. Mohamed K. Watfa, an Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), won the No. 2 spot in last Thursday's final of the pan-Arab reality show for inventors 'Stars of Science' on MBC 4, for his invention entitled 'Shared' more

Qatari walks away with Dh1m Stars of Science prize

by The National

Dr Watfa won 15.9 points from the popular vote to win the second prize of Dh550,500. He was one of two UAE entrants to reach the top 20. The other was Emirati student Aisha Saleh.more

Groundbreaking first doctoral training centre to be set up in UAE

by QS Newsletter

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research's National Research Foundation (NRF) is partnering with the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) to run the first doctoral training centre (DTC) in the United Arab Emirates.more

UAE lecturer vies for top prize in Stars of Science

by The National

It has been a long few months for Mohammed Watfa and the three other contestants who made it to the live finale of Stars of Science tonight.more

Lebanese inventor revolutionizes classroom technology

by The Daily Star

The definition of literacy is not as straightforward as it once was, explains computer engineering Professor Mohamed Watfa.more

Emiratis Happiest in Private Sector

by Gulf Business

A new study conducted by Wollongong University and Abu Dhabi University measured the levels of commitment between male and female employees in the national workforce. Factors influencing the levels of engagement of managers and subordinates in the semi-public, public and private sector were also assessed.more

Expo team launches kiosk at University of Wollongong in Dubai

by Khaleej Times

In line with its mission to increase awareness of the UAE's bid to host the 2020 World Expo in Dubai, the Expo team opened an informational kiosk on the campus of the University of Wollongong in Dubai, or UOWD.more

Expo 2020 team launches outreach programme

by Gulf News

Expo 2020 team opened an information kiosk at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) campus to increase awareness about UAE's bid to host the 2020 World Expo in Dubai. The kiosk is the latest in the series of ongoing academic community outreach initiatives which encourages students and faculty to support the UAE's bid to host 2020 World Expo.more

Home stretch for the UAE's Star of Science

by Gulf News

We have come to the end of a journey that started with an idea to make a difference. The idea to make a real product sold on the market; but the journey was not without its ups and downs.more

UOWD awards 347 scholarships worth over Dhs12.5m for Autumn semester

by AMEinfo.com

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) recently awarded 347 Autumn semester scholarships to new and current students, totaling over Dhs12.5m, at a ceremony held at its campus in Knowledge Village.more

Meet the Best in Dubai Winners 2012

by AhlanLive.com

he competition was super hot at this year's Best in Dubai awards, with fewer than 10 votes separating the winners and losers in some categories.more

Students get professional advice

by Gulf News

The Inspire Talks event for students at the University of Wollongong Dubai on Sunday saw the aspiring professionals being given expert advice about the real world.more

Inspirational speakers share their experiences with UOWD students

by Dubib.com

A panel of speakers comprising an entrepreneur, a contracts lawyer and an academic shared their ideas and experiences with UOWD students in an interactive program under the 'Inspire Talks' series.more

Too young to be old?

by Khaleej Times

Ali Etemadian (24), a student at the University of Wollongong Dubai said: "The youth here have access to a much better education and technological facilities. It's only natural that they 'grow' faster."more

University Of Wollongong In Dubai Sees A Record 800 Enrolments For Autumn Semester

by UAE Today

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) attracted a record 800 student enrolments for the autumn semester, reflecting the UAE's accelerating recovery from the economic slowdown of the past few years.more

Tapping the mind of an Arab inventor

by Dubib.com

It is said that necessity is the mother of all invention. Any successful invention has to start with a purpose.more

UAE's eliminated Stars of Science contestant hopes to inspire

by The National

An Emirati student catapulted to fame by a television invention competition last night crashed out as her self-propelled bag failed to impress the judges.more

UAE professor Dr. Mohamed Watfa leads final 10 in 'Stars of Science' TV show

by Zawya

UAE's Dr. Mohamed K. Watfa, an Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), was selected among the final 10 contestants, in the latest round of Stars of Science ('Noojoom el Aoloom' in Arabic), the Arab world's acclaimed reality TV show on original inventions, on MBC4. The top 10 have now entered the Engineering Round. Read more...

Five universities and five communication agencies join together for one worthy cause

by AMEinfo.com

This community initiative was created by In Dubai We Trust, brought together two very prominent segments of Dubai's society, to engage collectively to learn more about the acute disease that October is most famous for, Breast Cancer! These community minded individuals all took time out of their busy schedules to dedicate time and resources to take part in this highly creative activity. Read more...

Staying clear of peer pressure

by Khaleej Times

A first year engineering student at the University of Wollongong, Dubai, Niavarani said, "University life is way different from high school. One of the reasons I decided to study in Dubai is because the facilities here are really good." Read more...

UOWD strong player in tertiary education

by The Gulf Today

The new vice-chancellor (VC) of University of Wollongong Australia, Professor Paul Wellings, sees tremendous scope for further expansion of bilateral ties between Australia and the UAE. Read more...

Society of Engineers launches UAE-EDC

by Khaleej Times

The UAE Engineering Deans Council (UAE-EDC) was established today, creating a unified body dedicated to promoting the advancement of engineering, information technology, and computer science education and research in the UAE. Read more...

Australian education thrives in dynamic Dubai

by The New Europe

The University of Wollongong in Dubai is one of the leading providers of professional education in the Middle East's growing international business hub. Read more...

New Vice Chancellor of University of Wollongong hails UAE-Australia ties

by AMEinfo.com

The new Vice Chancellor of University of Wollongong Australia, Professor Paul Wellings, sees tremendous scope for further expansion of bilateral ties between Australia and the UAE. Read more...

Majid attends UoWD graduation

by Khaleej Times

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) honoured 314 graduates and postgraduates from 40 nationalities at the 22nd Graduation ceremony held at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in the presence of the Guest of Honour, Shaikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority. Read more...

University of Wollongong in Dubai honours 314 graduates at 22nd Graduation Ceremony

by Zawya

The Convocation was attended by Pablo Kang, Australian Ambassador to UAE and Qatar, Professor Paul Wellings, Vice Chancellor of University of Wollongong Australia, UOWD President Professor Ghassan Aouad, faculty members, as well as parents and family members of graduating students. Read more...

Facebook privacy fear 'more likely for Emiratis'

by The National

Emiratis are more likely to be concerned about the privacy risks of Facebook than expatriates, a study has claimed. A survey of 275 Facebook and Twitter users was carried out and the results published last month in the Middle East Media Educator, an academic journal printed by the University of Wollongong in Dubai. Read more...

Inventors from UAE reach reality show final

by The National

Software that projects virtual keyboards on to students' desks and a shopping cart that follows its user around helped two UAE scientists beat 7,000 others to reach the final 16 of the Stars of Science reality show. Read more...

Developing the future

by Gulf News

Mobile applications have made average neighbourhood developers into extremely wealthy individuals overnight. Christopher Stone, Evan Williams (Twitter); Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin (Facebook) and Kevin Systrom and Michel Krieger (Instagram) have paved the way for anyone with a good idea and a fair amount of programming knowledge. Two names that have the means to join the big guns are UAE-based developers Ali Razzouk (18) and Abdullah Khan (19) with their potential million dollar app Tipbox. Read more...

Modhesh, the love to hate Dubai festival mascot, comes under the microscope

by The National

Few things in Dubai have spurred the divided reaction he has: from his inescapable presence and hundreds of merchandising items, to a Facebook campaign calling for his cuddly demise. Read more...

UAE Contestant In Second Stage Of Acclaimed Pan-Arab Reality Show 'Stars Of Science'

by Dubai City Guide

Stars of Science ('Noojoom el Aoloom' in Arabic), the Arab world's acclaimed reality TV show on original inventions has entered an exciting stage with just 20 applicants entering the second round, which is being aired on MBC4 on Thursdays at 9 pm. Dr Mohamed K. Watfa has been selected from 500 participants, who were already shortlisted from thousands of applicants, to compete in the show, which is offering a total prize money of US$ 600,000. Read more...

Islamic Banks vs. Non-Islamic Banks - Ethical Dimensions

by Global Islamic Finance Magazine

Islamic banks have become an international phenomenon as one of the world's fastest-growing financial sectors. It has been estimated that since 2007 the growth rate of Islamic finance products has reached 30%. In addition, Islamic financial institutions are becoming substantial players in the global banking and financial market. Therefore, it is essential to define them to understand why they are different; how they started; and how they entered the international banking market. Islamic banks can be used to meet the challenges of this competitive environment, especially since they offer new resources and products. Read more...

MEPRA workshop on press release writing held at UOWD

by Dubib.com

Eleven junior PR executives learned how to write better press releases during a workshop at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) recently. The workshop was organized by the Middle East PR Association (MEPRA) and conducted by MEPRA member Dr. Alma Kadragic, Director of New Programs in Humanities and Social Sciences, UOWD. Read more...

Focus on quality, universities in Dubai's free zones warned

by The National

"It is about quality not quantity," Dr Ayoub Kazim, head of Dubai's academic free zones told an international education conference. "In the past, we used to focus on the number of institutions. That's fine, but quality must be the priority." Read more...

INSPIRE TALKS launches across the UAE, to encourage and develop young women across the country

by Arabian Gazette

Launching this week in Dubai on September 19th 2012, the panel discussion will feature leading female and male personalities from across the country that aim to inspire young women and help them develop their career goals and future in the workforce. Read more...

RTA, University discuss further cooperation on DAST

by The Gulf Today

The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) and the University of Wollongong in Dubai have discussed ways and means of boosting their joint cooperation towards improving the forthcoming edition of the Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (DAST). Read more...

RTA, University of Wollongong discuss cooperation on DAST

by Khaleej Times

The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) and the University of Wollongong in Dubai have discussed ways and means of boosting their joint cooperation towards improving the forthcoming edition of the Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (DAST). Read more...

What's happening in UAE campuses this year

by Gulf News

The start of the new academic year has just gotten under way and as the UAE's higher education landscape continues to grow, Education caught up with universities across the country to update you on what is happening on campuses across the UAE this year - 2012/2013. Read more...

UOW beats trend to rise in worldwide rankings

by Illawarra Mercury

The University of Wollongong is the 12th-highest ranked Australian university in a worldwide ranking of universities. Read more...

Tips on the go!

by Khaleej Times

How would you like to have a box full of useful tips on anything and everything in just a click?

Well, get ready for a virtual reality version of the same on your iPhone. This one's called 'Tipbox' - a new Apple iPhone application developed by Dubai boys Abdullah Khan (19) and Ali Razzouk (18), presently pursuing an undergrad course in Computer Science at the University of Wollongong Dubai (UOWD). Read more...

UOWD launches E-Games Zone for video gaming tournaments

by Gulf News

University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has launched an E-Games Zone, designed for PC gaming and tournaments to boost its range of recreation services located in Block 5 of Knowledge Village, Dubai. Read more...

UAE boxer Mohammed Ali awaiting a challenger

by Sport 360

When I meet UAE-based Iranian boxer Mohammed Ali - named after the legend - at his place of work, P3 Fitness in Dubai, his boss is trying to teach him how to play Call of Duty in the lounge and it is a hilarious sight. Read more...

UOWD to hold information sessions

by The Gulf Today

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is holding two information sessions in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, in response to the growing interest in its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Read more...

A League of their own

by 7DAYS

UOWD made quite an impression in their first DUPLAYS football league by seeing off all the tough competition to become champions. Read more...

Student cheating is a serious problem in the UAE, academic says

by Gulf News

Academic cheating is prevalent worldwide and has in fact seen a steady increase in recent decades as the digital era facilitates more sophisticated and creative cheating methods. Amidst the UAE's booming education sector, Gulf News learns the extent of academic cheating in the UAE. We speak to lead researcher on the topic of e-cheating in the UAE, Zeenath Reza Khan, Senior Instructor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai. Read more...

University of Wollongong in Dubai hosts iftar

by Gulf News

University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) hosted an iftar for its alumni and guests last week. Read more...

Meet the President of the University of Wollongong in Dubai

by Gulf News

University of Wollongong in Dubai prides itself on its multicultural student body and so too does its recently appointed President, Professor Gassan Aouad who said: "I am originally Lebanese, have lived, studied and worked in the UK for over two decades and now work for an Australian university in the UAE that has students from 95 countries and staff from 38 - it doesn't get more multicultural than that!" Read more...

UOWD launches 2nd edition of 'Middle East Media Educator' offering informed analysis of regional media

by AMEinfo.com

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has launched the second edition of 'Middle East Media Educator (MEME)' a refereed journal whose aim is "to bridge the gap between media educators and practitioners". Read more...

UOWD's budding student entrepreneurs showcase business startup ventures

by The Gulf Today

Budding student entrepreneurs, most of them sophomore business major students of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) demonstrated their innovative business ideas at a first-of-its-kind presentation inspired by TV shows like Dragon's Den and Shark Tank. The event was part of the final project of the introductory Management Information Systems course. Read more...

She could not be anything but an entrepreneur

by Gulf News

"Determination, focus, and a clear idea of what benefits your business will deliver to the market," are what a young entrepreneur believes to be the main ingredients for founding a new business. Read more...

UOW honours champion of teaching standards

by The University of Wollongong

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Rob Castle ended his 42-year career at the University of Wollongong on a high note on his last day on Friday (20 July). Read more...

Dubai students' phone app ensures you do not lose your purse

by The National

The scenario is all too familiar. You buy something in a shop; as you fumble in your bag for your card, you take a few things out to find it. You pay, you leave. Read more...

University urges applicants to complete English language test well in advance

by Dubib.com

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), one of the authorized IELTS (International English Language Testing System) centers in the UAE, has advised students to complete their IELTS exams well before seeking admissions. Read more...

Experts highlight do's and don'ts for job candidates

by The Gulf Today

Three experts from the UAE companies provided useful tips to undergraduate HR students of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) at a panel discussion on "HR Practices in the UAE Workplace - with special emphasis on Recruitment and Selection" held at the university. Read more...

Students gain Middle Eastern perspective

by UOW

Imagine grasping international business from a Middle Eastern perspective on a first-hand basis. Read more...

UOWD students get tips on HR Practices in UAE from industry experts at panel discussion

by AMEinfo.com

The event was part of UOWD's drive to continually create industry connections for the benefit of current students, with the goal of complementing theoretical learning with real world experiences. Read more...

Summertime study given full marks at Dubai university

by The National

Fellow Australian body the University of Wollongong in Dubai began its summer courses in 1994 and enrolments have grown enormously. This summer, the university has more than 1,550 students on campus. Read more...

UOWD to hold information sessions in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah and Dubai

by AMEinfo.com

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is holding four information sessions in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah and Dubai this month, in response to the growing interest in its undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Read more...

UOWD and TECOM sign MoU to boost cooperation through joint activities

by Dubib.com

University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and TECOM Investments, a subsidiary of Dubai Holding LLC, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost mutual cooperation through joint activities. Read more...

Greater awareness on UAE desert urged

by Khaleej Times

Dr Mohammed Ali Reza Khan, the award-winning nature conservationist at the Dubai Municipality, has called for greater awareness about the flora and fauna of the UAE desert. Read more...

Search for Dubai students takes to the airwaves

by The National

Dubai universities are stepping up recruitment efforts now high school exam results are out - and many are turning to the airwaves to reach a wider audience. Read more...

Group of varsity students starts project to explore UAE desert's flora, fauna

by The Gulf Today

A group of students from the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has launched a project to explore desert flora and fauna in the deserts of the UAE. Read more...

Summer enrolments on the rise at UOWD, as students opt to fast-track their degrees

by Dubib.com

Summer enrolments have been rising at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) over the past few years. This year, the university has over 1,550 students enrolled for summer programs, of which 223 are new enrolled students and the remainder re-enrolments. Read more...

Ministry of Higher Education announced to the public a list of Accredited Programmes

by Gulf News

Ministry urges students to consult with this list before applying to join private universities and colleges. The Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) yesterday announced the latest list of accredited academic programmes offered by higher education institutions that are licensed by the MOHESR.
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Sydney Business School students visit UOWD as part of Dubai Study Tour

by AMEinfo.com

A group of students from Sydney Business School recently visited University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) as part of their Dubai Study Tour for students enrolled in their Master of Business Administration or Master of Management program, to experience the traditional, economic and Middle Eastern cultures in a highly developed country. Read more...

Dubai Conventions Bureau presents an award to AIB-MENA

by Dubib.com

Academy of International Business - Middle East North Africa (AIB-MENA) was presented an award of recognition at the second "Congress Ambassadors" Annual Recognition Event. The award was presented by Hamad M. Bin Mejren, Executive Director of Business Tourism and Dubai Conventions Bureau (DCB) at Dubai Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM). Read more...

Wollongong V-C to be made Commander of the Order of the British Empire

by UOW

University of Wollongong Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings was among only a handful of Australians in the UK's Queen's Birthday Honours list when they were officially announced on Saturday morning (16 June AEST). Read more...

University of Wollongong 33rd among top 100

by Gulf News

The University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia, the parent institution of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), has achieved the 33rd spot in the Times Higher Education (THE) global list of Top 100 Under 50. The rating is the highest that a young university in Dubai has had. Read more...

University of Wollongong ranked No. 33 in Times Higher Education's 'Top 100 under-50 universities'

by Zawya

he University of Wollongong (UOW) , Australia, the parent institution of the University of Wollongong in Dubai ( UOWD ), has been rated No. 33 in the Times Higher Education global list of Top 100 universities aged under 50. Read more...

Dubai university signs MoU for new doctoral training centre

by AME Info

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) have signed a memorandum of understanding to set up the new Doctoral Training Centre, with the aim of engaging doctoral candidates from different universities in the country, Khaleej Times has reported. Read more...

Centre to support and train doctoral students to be launched

by The National

A doctoral training centre will be established in Dubai to foster engagement between academia, industry and the Government. Read more...

Doctoral training centre on cards

by Khaleej Times

A new Doctoral Training Centre will be set up in the country with an aim to engage doctoral candidates from different universities in the country. Read more...

Centre to boost doctoral studies

by The Gulf Today

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and National Research Foundation (NRF), an initiative of the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up a UAE Doctoral Training Centre (DTC). "We are very pleased to enter into a partnership with the University of Wollongong in an initiative that is sure to give a tremendous boost to the pursuit of doctoral studies in the UAE," said Dr Husam Sultan Al Ulama, director of the NRF. Read more...

Doctoral Training Centre set to boost research in UAE

by Zawya

A Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) that will build sustainable research partnerships with government, industry and other universities in the UAE will be operational in the coming two months. Read more...

Doctoral Training Centre set to boost research in UAE

by Gulf News

A Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) that will build sustainable research partnerships with government, industry and other universities in the UAE will be operational in the coming two months. Read more...

UOWD and National Research Foundation sign MoU to set up UAE Doctoral Training Centre

by Dubib.com

University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and National Research Foundation (NRF), an initiative of the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up a UAE Doctoral Training Centre (DTC). Read more...

UOWD team win second spot in 'CIMA Global Business Challenge 2012' ME finals

by Dubib.com

University of Wollongong in Dubai ( UOWD ) has won the second prize in the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Global Business Challenge Middle East finals that featured five teams from UAE and one from Saudi Arabia. Read more...

Universities: Ideal launchpads for GenNext innovators

by The Gulf Today

Eight leading UAE universities showcased some outstanding software projects at the 6th annual Software Development Trade Show (SDTS 2012) of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) at Dubai Knowledge Village on Monday. Read more...

Universities showcase software projects at UOWD Software Development Show

by AMEInfo

Eight leading UAE universities showcased some outstanding software projects at the 6th annual Software Development Trade Show (SDTS 2012) of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) at Dubai Knowledge Village on May 28, 2012. Read more...

UOWD alumni acknowledge the University's role in their success

by Dubib.com

Alumni of the 19-year-old University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), including Emiratis holding key positions in major organisations, acknowledged the university's role in their success, and relived memories of their time as UOWD students, at an alumni dinner organized by the University's President, Professor Ghassan Aouad. Read more...

NSW Premier opens new block at University of Wollongong in Dubai

by Dubai News

Premier O'Farrell was visiting the university along with a NSW delegation that included parliamentarians, community leaders and business leaders as part of efforts to boost cooperation with the UAE. Read more...

Press Release: NSW Premier opens new block at University of Wollongong in Dubai

by MEED

The Premier of New South Wales, the Hon Barry O'Farrell, inaugurated the third teaching block of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) in Block 14 of Dubai Knowledge Village, during his official visit to the UAE. This is part of UOWD's expansion plan designed to increase targeted capacity to around 5,000 students. Read more...

Press Release: NSW Premier opens new block at University of Wollongong in Dubai

by finanzen

The Premier of New South Wales, the Hon Barry O'Farrell, inaugurated the third teaching block of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) in Block 14 of Dubai Knowledge Village, during his official visit to the UAE. This is part of UOWD's expansion plan designed to increase targeted capacity to around 5,000 students. Read more...

Wollongong University's new block opened by NSW Premier

by 7Days in Dubai

he Premier of New South Wales, Barry O'Farrell, inaugurated the third teaching block of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) during an official visit to the UAE. Read more...

Premier opens new block at UOW in Dubai

by UOW

NSW Premier the Hon Barry O'Farrell has officially opened a new Teaching Block at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) that will almost double the University's current campus footprint at Dubai's Knowledge Village. Read more...

UOWD Students' Documentary Wins Award At Dubai Students Film Festival

by UAE Today

A documentary entitled 'Freedom is...' produced by UOWD's Amra Notun Bangladesh Expat Association won the Best Script/Story Award at the 2nd Dubai Students Film Festival organised by Dubai Men's College in Academic City on 2 May. Read more...

UOWD documentary wins at Student film festival

by Dubib

A documentary entitled 'Freedom is...' produced by UOWD's Amra Notun Bangladesh Expat Association won the Best Script/Story Award at the 2nd Dubai Students Film Festival organised by Dubai Men's College in Academic City on 2 May. Read more...

UOWD's annual Robotics Competition attracts 80 teams from UAE and Iran schools

by Dubib

The 2012 edition of the annual Robotics competition organised by the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) attracted 80 teams from schools in UAE and Iran. In this annual event, students compete in different categories with varying levels of difficulties in robot programming. Read more...

UOWD's annual Robotics Competition attracts 80 teams from UAE and Iran schools

by AMEinfo

The 2012 edition of the annual Robotics competition organised by the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) attracted 80 teams from schools in UAE and Iran. In this annual event, students compete in different categories with varying levels of difficulties in robot programming. Read more...

UOWD's annual Robotics Competition attracts 80 teams from UAE and Iran schools

by MEED

The 2012 edition of the annual Robotics competition organised by the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) attracted 80 teams from schools in UAE and Iran. In this annual event, students compete in different categories with varying levels of difficulties in robot programming. Read more...

RTA holds safety demo at UOWD

by The Gulf Today

The University of Wollongong in Dubai in collaboration with RTA, Dubai Police and Emirates Driving Institute (EDI) organised a Safety Awareness campaign at the university for the benefit of students and staff. Read more...

Dubai students try out 'drunken goggles'

by Dubib

Nearly 300 Dubai students tested out 'drunken vision goggles' as part of a safety awareness campaign by Dubai Police, designed to show the dangerous effects alcohol has on drivers' performance. Read more...

Dubai Police discourage with drunken goggles

by Newzglobe

In collaboration between the RTA, Dubai Police, The Emirates Driving Institute and the University of Wollongong in Dubai, a safety awareness campaign was organized for the benefit of students and staff, where many got to try on the drunken goggles to realize the danger of driving while under the influence. Read more...

UOWD students take part in safety awareness campaign on campus

by AME info

The University of Wollongong in Dubai in collaboration with RTA, Dubai Police and Emirates Driving Institute (EDI) organized a Safety Awareness campaign at the university for the benefit of students and staff. Read more...

UOWD students take part in safety awareness campaign on campus

by MEED

The University of Wollongong in Dubai in collaboration with RTA, Dubai Police and Emirates Driving Institute (EDI) organized a Safety Awareness campaign at the university for the benefit of students and staff. Read more...

Microsoft Imagine Cup UAE Announces Winner

by wamda

Microsoft's Imagine Cup, a competition inviting software developers around the world to "imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems" in 2012, has now announced the winners of its UAE countrywide competition. Read more...

UOWD team's project on bio-fuels tops UAE contest

by The Gulf Today

Two teams from the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) won the first and third positions in the UAE finals of Microsoft's premier technology competition, Imagine Cup 2012. Read more...

Emirates Driving Institute Holds Safe Driving Campaign at University of Wollongong

by Go Dubai

Emirates Driving Institute (EDI), the UAE's longest-established and largest driving school conducted a Safe Driving Campaign for the students of 'University of Wollongong, Dubai (UOWD)'. The campaign is spread across 2 days starting on 25th April till 26th April 2012 at the UOWD campus. EDI held safety demonstrations with the help of its safety exhibits, the Roll-over Car, Head Restraint and Drunken Vision Goggles. Read more...

Emirates Integrated Telecomm. Co. PJSC : Team Revolution to represent the UAE at Microsoft "Imagine Cup 2012" worldwide finals in Sydney

by 4-traders

In partnership with du, Microsoft announced the winners of the Imagine Cup 2012 UAE finals at an event held at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. Considered the world's premiere technology competition, Imagine Cup encourages students to use their imagination to create innovative technology solutions that can help address some of the world's toughest issues. Read more...

Microsoft Imagine Cup a breeding ground for technology ideas and an innovation showcase

by The National

Shawn Frank is no stranger to the Microsoft Imagine Cup, one of the world's biggest student technology competitions.
Three years ago, he and his team from the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) submitted to Microsoft a mobile app that acts as a low-cost screening device to test the hearing of construction crew and other low-income workers. They are now trying to obtain a patent for that idea. Read more...

UOWD's 'Mathalon 2012' attracts 30 UAE schools; International School of Choueifat School takes Top Honours

by DIAC

The third annual 'Mathalon' competition held at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) attracted teams from 30 leading UAE schools, with over 170 students demonstrating their skills in a fun-filled maths competion. Read more...

UOWD's 'Mathalon 2012' Attracts 30 UAE Schools; International School Of Choueifat School Takes Top Honours

by UAE Today

The third annual 'Mathalon' competition held at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) attracted teams from 30 leading UAE schools, with over 170 students demonstrating their skills in a fun-filled maths competion. Read more...

UOWD's 'Mathalon 2012' attracts 30 UAE schools; International School of Choueifat School takes top honours

by Dubib

The third annual 'Mathalon' competition held at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) attracted teams from 30 leading UAE schools, with over 170 students demonstrating their skills in a fun-filled maths competion. Read more...

UOWD Wollongong's Got Talent attracts 31 Participants, Raises Funds For Charity

by UAE Today

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) recently organized the Wollongong's Got Talent show which attracted 31 participants and raised AED 3,690 for charity at the UOWD auditorium at Dubai Knowledge Village. Read more...

UOWD Wollongong's Got Talent attracts 31 participants, raises funds for charity

by Dubib

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) recently organized the Wollongong's Got Talent show which attracted 31 participants and raised AED 3,690 for charity at the UOWD auditorium at Dubai Knowledge Village. Read more...

MBA students from California State University visit UOWD as part of an academic trip to UAE

by AME Info

A group of 50 MBA students from the California State University - San Bernardino, led by Professor Vipin Gupta, Co-Director of the Global Management Center, visited the University of Wollongong in Dubai, as part of an academic trip that included meetings with various industry and business leaders.
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UOWD 7th Career Fair Attracts 33 Companies

by UAE Today

The 7th Career Fair of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) attracted 33 companies, including the Big 4 accounting firms - Deloitte, KPMG, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Ernst & Young. Read more...

Almost 400 graduate from UOWD spring ceremony

by Gulf News

At the University of Wollongong in Dubai's (UOWD) 21st graduation ceremony, 392 students received their degrees on Sunday in the presence of Shaikh Majid Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority. Read more...

Dutch cricketers interact with students of UOWD

by Gulf Today

The Netherlands cricket team members interacted with students of University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) as part of a build-up to the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier which will be held at Dubai Sports City from March 13 to 24. Read more...

Losing stuff is a thing of the past with iPurse

by Gulf News

They're in Salik tags, bus or train tickets, on products that companies want to keep track of the list of uses of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags is endless. Read more...

UOWD launches study on Influence of Happiness on Managers' Performance

by AME Info

University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has launched a study on the "Influence of Happiness on Managers' Job Performance" to determine the impact of happiness on work productivity. Read more...

New president of Wollongong university talks of ambitious plans, including expansion beyond Dubai

by Gulf News

The University of Wollongong in Dubai's (UOWD) new president, Professor Gassan Aouad, has been at the helm for less than a month, but he is already quite clear about his vision for the institution. Read more...

UOWD Team Wins KPMG Business Case Competition

by UAE Today

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) won the Gulf leg of the KPMG "Ace the Case" international competition on solving business cases, beating six top UAE universities at a two-day event held the Meydan Hotel, Dubai, recently. Read more...

UOWD Celebrates Australia Day With Fun Events

by UAE Today

UOWD celebrated Australia Day recently with a day-long program of fun events and competitions with a large number of students and faculty members participating. Read more...

Professor Ghassan Aouad appointed new President of UOWD

by Dubib

Professor Ghassan Aouad, former Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation and Dean of the College of Science and Technology at Salford University in the UK, has been appointed the new President of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD). Read more...

34-member UOWD squad head to Pune

by Gulf News

A 34-member squad from the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is taking part in Sympulse 2012, the annual international sports and entertainment festival organised by the Symbiosis Centre for Management, Pune, India, from January 30 to February 3 Read more...

AIB-MENA And UOWD Launch 2nd Volume Of UAE Case Studies "Actions And Insights: Managing In Uncertain Times"

by UAE Today

The Academy of International Business - Middle East North Africa (AIB-MENA) and University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) launched the second volume of "Actions and Insights" on cases studies of UAE companies at the 2nd annual AIB-MENA conference held recently at Zayed University under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al-Nahayan, UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Read more...

AIB-MENA leadership awards

by Khaleej Times

The second Academy of International Business (AIB) MENA Conference, which attracted more than 100 delegates from 24 countries and 89 universities, concluded on Sunday with the presentation of community development and inspirational leadership awards at Zayed University (ZU). Read more...

From Gulf News: Teleworking could serve as a boost to Emiratisation

by Gulf News

Every place has its own cultural way of doing things, be it how people celebrate, eat or mourn. Although it is safe to say that globalisation has reached the far corners of the globe, these peculiarities still apply to working cultures. For instance, management styles in certain parts of the world may seem alien in others. Read more...