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UOWD in the News - 2013

Ratan Tata receives AIB-Mena leadership award

by Khaleej Times

Noted Indian industrialist Ratan Tata was recently honoured with the 2014 ‘AIB-Mena Windtower Award for Inspirational Leadership’ at a ceremony held in Mumbai. more

Aramex and Americana Group receive 'AIB-MENA Award' for community development

by Zawya

Aramex PJSC and Americana Group (Egypt), two leading MENA-based businesses, were honoured for their commitment to community development with the AIB-MENA Ghaf Tree Award, at an award ceremony hosted by the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), in collaboration with the Middle East and North Africa Chapter of the Academy of International Business (AIB-MENA) recently. more

Wollongong win four medals at BITS Pilani University Sports Festival

by Gulf News

Women’s teams representing the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) won four medals at the 11th BITS Pilani University Sports Festival in Dubai last week. more

The BYO-Dilemma

by Computer News Middle East

Just before the panel discussion and the end of the day, Joseph Aninias, Manager, Information Technology and Telecommunication Services, University of Wollongong in Dubai, spoke about where he saw the BYOD trend going. more

UOWD students come up with new Metro app

by GulfNews.com

Metro users can now use a new smart phone app, MetroMate, to plan their journey. more

Educating business minds

by Arabian Business.com

There are no age limits to learning, especially in business. Some of the brightest and longest-standing businessmen and women go to great lengths to increase their knowledge, especially in such a fast-moving environment. more

CBD appoints 3 UAE Nationals in senior management team

by Emirates 24/7

Commercial Bank of Dubai announced the appointment of 3 of its UAE National management members to take up leadership positions at the Bank. more

Renowned Islamic Commentator Waleed Aly Provides Insights On Multiculturalism At UOWD Lecture

by UAE Today

Waleed Aly, well-known commentator on Islam, said that unlocking a country’s ‘national imaginary’ is the key to understanding the nature of multiculturalism within its society. more

A unique culinary ride to learn about healthy food cooking

by Gulf News

Participants cooked and learned about healthy dishes at the World Diabetes Day event. more

Emirates Islamic Launches "The Innovation Challenge" For University Students In The UAE

by UAE Today 

Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, today announced the launch of “The Innovation Challenge,” a competition that calls on students at leading UAE universities to devise new social media solutions more

University of Wollongong Dubai and Heriot-Watt move into semi-finals

by Gulf News

University of Wollongong Dubai (UOWD) and Heriot Watt University Dubai moved into the semi-finals of the Maxtalent Global Sports Pride Cup. more

UOWD and Heriot Watt to clash in semis of Maxtalent Pride Cup

by The Gulf Today

University of Wollongong Dubai defeated last year’s semi-finalists Ajman University of Science and Technology by 26 runs. more

Adam Gilchrist Presents First 'UOWD Adam Gilchrist Sports Award'

by Dubai City Guide

Australian cricketing hero Adam Gilchrist today presented the first annual University of Wollongong in Dubai sports award in his name – to a budding young cricketer who is also a wicket-keeper and left-handed batsman. more

UOWD achiever receives Gilchrist award

by Gulf News

It was a moment to cherish for Ritik Bagchi, who became the first recipient of the Adam Gilchrist Sports Award at the University of Wollongong in Dubai on Sunday. more

Nahyan lauds contribution of UOWD graduates to UAE

by Khaleej Times

Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, lauded the impressive growth of the University of Wollongong (UOWD) in its first 20 years and its vision reflecting the country’s policies. more

Sheikh Nahyan hails diversity at UOWD's 20th anniversary celebrations

by Emirates News Agency

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, U.A.E. Minister of Culture, Youth, and Community Development, has said that diversity is the key to global peace and the foundation for a nation's progress. more

Australian-Emirati partnerships at University of Wollongong anniversary in Dubai

by Gulf News

The importance of establishing Australian-Emirati educational partnerships was highlighted during the University of Wollongong in Dubai’s 20 year anniversary dinner gala that was held on Wednesday in Dubai. more

UOWD beat Skyline in Pride Cup

by The Gulf Today

In the 7th edition of the Maxtalent Global Sports organised Pride cup Skyline University College lost against UOWD by one wicket in a nail biting finish despite Salman’s Babar recording the fastest Pride Cup century in just 31 balls. more

24th UOWD Graduation Ceremony Confers Degrees On 463 Graduates

by Dubai City Guide

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) conferred degrees on 463 undergraduate and postgraduate students at its 24th graduation ceremony, graced by HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. more

University of Wollongong in Dubai recognises excellent students

by Gulf News

Four hundred students were honoured during the 24th graduation ceremony of the University of Wollongong in Dubai. more

Career show highlights widening opportunities

by Arab News

NAJAH 2013, the UAE’s major education, training and careers exhibition, is under way in Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, minister of culture, youth, and community development, presided over the inauguration. more

Business schools adapt to change

by Gulf News

Business schools need to adapt to economic change and prepare students for new developments in the workplace more

Minister inaugurates career exhibition

by The Gulf Today

Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, inaugurated on Tuesday Najah 2013, the UAE’s education, training and careers exhibition. more

Now pay fees at UAE Exchange

by Khaleej Times

Students of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) can now pay their fees at any of the branches of the UAE Exchange across the country. more

Children plant a Ghaf and go back home with a smile

by Khaleej Times 

About 50 volunteers, including 26 school and college children came together on Saturday morning to sow Ghaf tree seeds as a part of the initiative of SynergY, a group formed by schoolchildren for environmental sustainability. more

UOWD students reach finals of Gitex Student Lab competition 2013

by The Gulf Today

Ali Payani, Khalid Al-Najjar and Marlen Bissaliyev are now preparing to showcase their innovation in front of leading industry professionals at the Gitex exhibition from Oct.20-24. more

UOWD Team Set to Compete in Finals of GITEX Student Lab Competition

by Dubai City Guide

Three recent graduates from the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) have reached the finals of the prestigious GITEX Student Lab competition 2013. more

MBA fair: Meet reputed schools while in Dubai

by Emirates 24/7

MBA aspirants can now take advantage of an online MBA fair. more

UOWD hosts workshop on 'Influencing and Negotiating' in Human Resources

by Zawaya

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) hosted a delegation of leading HR practitioners from across the UAE at an interactive workshop on the topic 'Influencing and Negotiating Skills for HR Managers'. more

UAE Exchange ties up with UOWD for fee payment of students

by The Gulf Today

UAE Exchange, for the first time in its history, has tied up with the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) for fee payment of students through its 126 branches across the UAE. more

Multinational research team wins grant to develop 'Brand UAE'

by UAE Interact

A team of researchers from the UAE, Hong Kong and the USA has been awarded a two-year research grant to create and launch a national brand for the UAE. more

Dh65,200 grant for UAE brand creators

by The National

A national brand for the UAE is one step closer to being created after a team of local, Hong Kong and US-based researchers received a two-year-grant this week. more

Nurturing capable employees

by Dr Melodena Stephens Balakrishan for MEED

Succession planning is vital if a business is to continue growing and setting long-term goals to develop talent is an important step more

CIO Spotlight: The best of home

by Computer News Middle East

Using the high-octane approach to IT found in his hometown of Manila, the University of Wollongong in Dubai’s Joseph Aninias has emerged to become one of the most respected IT heads in the UAE. more

UOWD sees demand for MSc in logistics

by Khaleej Times

Academic programmes connected to cargo and logistics have witnessed a significant boost this year, because of the rising stature of Dubai as a strategic logistics hub, driven by a slew of ongoing and proposed developments. more

UOWD Welcomes New Students At Autumn Orientation And Enrolment

by UAE Today

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) welcomed hundreds of new undergraduate and postgraduate students to its campus in Dubai Knowledge Village for the autumn semester. more

Logistics programmes on the rise

by SME Advisor

Dubai has become increasingly popular for its stature as a strategic logistics hub. Geographically, the UAE is situated between the Far East and Europe, making it an ideal candidate for a hub, sitting at the crossroads of international trade and commerce between the Eastern and Western worlds. more

U.A.E. Becomes a Magnet for Chinese Students

by The New York Times

“In Dubai, one class has about 10 students,” said Mr. Li, 20, who is now a computer science major at the Dubai campus of the University of Wollongong, a public university based in New South Wales State in Australia. “In China, it’s about 100 students per class, so it’s crowded and hard to learn.” more

Dubai’s Growing Stature As A Cargo Hub Boosts Demand For Logistics Programs

by Dubai City Guide

Academic programs connected to cargo and logistics have witnessed a significant boost this year, because of the rising stature of Dubai as a strategic logistics hub, driven by a slew of ongoing and proposed developments. more

100+ IT pros turn out for Infrastructure Strategies 2013

by Computer News Middle East

Over 100 Middle East-based IT professionals today filled the Habtoor Grand Hotel’s Andalus Ballroom to bursting point, as Infrastructure Strategies 2013 kicked off the local tech event season with a bang. more

Ugandan orphans receive gift of learning from Dubai students

by The National

A team of university students from the UAE has designed, developed and delivered a software program to teach English as a second language to children in Uganda. more

Students' software innovation helps underpriviledged children in Uganda

by AMEinfo.com

The Early Years Application (EYA) software, which uses artificial intelligence to create interactive learning exercises, was developed by a group of Information Systems students at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), in collaboration with an Early Years teacher at Deira International School (DIS). more

New master degree programmes accredited by Higher Education Ministry

by Emirates News Agency

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, has issued ministerial resolutions accrediting three master programmes offered by the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD). more

Dubai duo create apps for special needs children

by Gulf News

Shawn Frank and Ronak Dave, two computer science graduates from the University of Wollongong in Dubai, have won a competition to create a user-friendly app for special needs children at the Al Noor Training Centre in Dubai. The contest was launched by Samsung’s as part of its ‘Hope for Children’ programme. more

UAE ranked first trade partner to Australia in Middle East

by Gulf News

The UAE is ranked first on the Australian list of trade partners in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, and the 14th largest trade partner worldwide to Australian economy, Pablo Kang, Australian ambassador to the UAE told the Gulf News in an interview. more

UOWD to host 3 information sessions in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai

by Zawya

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is holding three information sessions in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai to introduce its undergraduate and postgraduate programs to potential students and parents. more

Humanities graduates popular with UAE business

by the Arabian Gazette

Historical data proves that students opting for a career in science, technology or business, are likely to become successful professionals in the future. But when one asks why one would pursue a humanities degree, you’re left baffled for an instant. more

Demand for humanities on the rise

by The Gulf Today

Degrees in science, business and technology still make up the bulk of accredited higher education programmes in the UAE, but current indicators show that career-savvy students and multi-disciplinary employers are triggering a demand for humanities-based disciplines. more

Ramadan enlightens expatriate students

by Khaleej Times

Ramadan has been an enlightening experience for international students celebrating the holy month in Dubai for the first time — and quite different to what they would experience at home. more

GITEX Technology Week launches ICT focused Student Lab competition

by AMEinfo.com

In an effort to recognise and support the brightest and most innovative young minds the world, GITEX Technology Week has launched an Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-focused Student Lab competition this year. more

Hezbollah caught between the GCC and the EU?

by AlArabiya

Recently, both the GCC and the EU announced sanctions and other measures to hamstring Hezbollah's finances and support networks on the Arabian Peninsula and throughout Europe. more

Humanities graduates fare well in the business world

by Khaleej Times

While degrees in science, business and technology still make up the majority of accredited higher education programmes in the UAE, career-savvy students and multi-disciplinary employers are stimulating a growing demand for humanities-based disciplines. more

Barloworld Logistics CEO shares valuable insights on supply chain management with UOWD students

by Emirates Week

Frank Courtney, Barloworld Logistics Chief Executive for the EMEA region, recently highlighted new trends in the global logistics and supply chain industry to the M.Sc in Logistics class of University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD). more

UOWD records highest ever enrolments for summer semester

by AMEinfo.com

Enrolments for the summer semester were the highest ever at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), a reflection of the buoyant job market and students' desire to fast-track their degrees. more

Dubai recycling made easier with a little application

by The National

A new smartphone application aims to make recycling easier for Dubai residents more

Iranian radiation a threat to GCC water security?

by AlArabiya

In mid-July 2013, the GCC Secretariat General said that GCC member states are planning a joint water supply system that takes seawater from outside the Gulf and will distribute drinkable water across the Arabian Peninsula. more

Dubai resident eyes record after taming extreme Badwater Ultramarathon

by The National

A Dubai resident who claimed the top spot in the women's category at the 2013 Badwater Ultramarathon in California is thinking of making a return. more

Dubai woman wins 217km Badwater Ultramarathon in California

by Gulf News

A teacher from the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has won the first prize after completing one of the toughest 217km marathons in the world. more

UOWD professor Todd tops

by Khaleej Times

Dr Catherine Todd, assistant professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), triumphed in this year’s Badwater Ultramarathon, finishing as the highest placed female amongst a field of elite athletes from across the globe, a media release stated on Sunday. more

Bengal's Goan backstop scores in life

by The Goan

The Goan met him at his office at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD). Awards, plaques, certificates spread across his desk. He joined the UOWD as a sports administrator, completed his MA at the campus whilst looking after the sporting activities and today Barreto is the Manager of Student Services Department with seven other sections under his care. more

UAE’s Private Universities Saw 40% Rise In Enrolments In 4 Years, Driven By Higher Demand For Accredited Programs

by UAE Today

In a competitive labour market, holding a degree that is accredited by professional bodies and recognised by industry leaders is one way to stand out from the crowd. more

Egypt’s coup sparks political shift in the Gulf

by Al Arabiya

Almost one week after the coup that removed democratically-elected Egyptian President Mohammad Mursi questions swirl what this event means for the politics of the region. more

UOWD to highlight undergraduate, postgraduate programs at information session in Dubai on July 13

by AMEinfo.com

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is holding an information session at its Dubai Knowledge Campus on July 13 at 5.30 pm, to introduce its range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to potential students and parents. more

IELTS Reinforced As The World’S Most Popular High Stakes English Proficiency Test

by Dubai City Guide

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) has witnessed a record-breaking year as two million tests have been taken around the world in the last 12 months. more

Wollongong graduates win charity app contest

by The National

Two graduates of the University of Wollongong in Dubai have won a competition to create user-friendly apps for children with special needs. more

The new emir: Qatar’s bold step forward

by Al Arabiya

“I address you today to inform you that I will transfer power to Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. I am fully confident that he is qualified for the responsibility and is trustworthy and able to carry the message forward...more

Training in UAE for a hot run in the US

by Khaleej Times

The UAE is the perfect training ground for one extreme runner who will traverse hundreds of kilometres in searing heat in the United States next month. more

UAE-based athletes swap summer holidays for extreme challenges

by The National

While many of us are packing for summer holidays in cooler climes, three residents will be taking on extreme challenges that will test their physical limits. more

Tailor-made apps developed for special needs students

by The Gulf Today

Three developers in Dubai have successfully won the competition to develop five exclusive applications (apps) to benefit children with special needs of Al Noor Centre by using tablet computers. more

Special apps launched

by Khaleej Times

Digital applications created in the UAE for children at the Al Noor Training Centre for Special Needs that have just been launched may go global. more

University of Wollongong ranked in world top 25

by The National

An Australian university with a branch in Dubai has been ranked in the world's top 25 young universities. more

University Of Wollongong Ranked Among World’s Top 25 Emerging Universities

by Dubai City Guide

The University of Wollongong (UOW) has been ranked amongst the top 25 young universities in the world under the QS University Rankings system. more

UOWD hosts workshop on big data and leadership development

by Zawya

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) played host to leading Human Resources professionals from across the UAE, gathered to hear about the latest research findings in two rapidly evolving fields of HR practice. more

UOWD professor in bid to surmount ‘world’s toughest footrace challenge’

by The Gulf Today

Following her incredible non-stop run from Dubai to Fujairah last year, Dr Catherine Todd, assistant professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), is preparing to take on this year’s Badwater Ultramarathon in California, USA. more

Career opportunities that money can’t buy

by Dubib.com

Financial services giant, MasterCard is one of several companies who found the graduate talent they were searching for at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) annual Career Fair, 2013. more

UOWD sponsors adventurer returns from Antarctic expedition

by AMEinfo.com

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) was one of the sponsors of Bader's two-week Antarctic expedition, which aimed to raise global awareness about climate change and its effect on local communities. more

‘I learn a lot more from teaching’

by Gulf News

‘I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on, I go into another room and read a good book.’ Groucho Marx. ‘The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.’ Albert Einstein. The above are two quotations relevant to the field of education that come to mind for Trevor Spedding, president of the University of Wollongong, Dubai (UOWD) when asked to share his favourite quotes for this field. The man at the helm of affairs at one of the most vibrant campuses in the UAE says the best years of his life have been spent teaching rather than learning. more

Smart app contest sparks ideas from school-level inventors of the future

by The Gulf Today

Students representing eight Dubai high schools took part in the first AppVision Competition hosted by the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD). more

UAE Universities Exhibit IT talent At UOWD Software Tradeshow

by Dubai City Guide

Students from twelve universities across the UAE showcased their IT talents as part of the seventh annual Software Tradeshow at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD). more

UOWD’s AppVision Competition Spotlights School-Level Inventors Of The Future

by Dubai City Guide

Students representing eight Dubai high schools took part in the first AppVision Competition hosted by the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD). more

UOWD hosts delegation from Shanghai Library

by AMEinfo.com

The University of Wollongong in Dubai Library welcomed a high-level delegation from the Shanghai Public Library to discuss opportunities for collaboration under their international cooperation project 'Window of Shanghai'. more

18 teams take part in AppVision

by TradeArabia

Eighteen teams representing eight Dubai high schools took part in the first AppVision Competition hosted by the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD). more

MERS: GCC infectious disease security

by AlArabiya

In the past few weeks, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is becoming an increasing threat to GCC National Health Security. MERS, apparently originating in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), is spreading rapidly to several continents around the globe. more

Alex Andarakis, Founder/MD, Andarakis Advisory Services

by Arabian Gazette

Alexander John Andarakis, is a highly experienced senior executive and a leading marketing and leadership professional with over 25 years of international, regional, and local experience with multinational companies, large regional companies and large publicly listed companies in Australasia, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. more

Antarctica trip for UOWD student was ‘a continual rush of adrenaline’

by The Gulf Today

Bader Al Lawati, a Bachelor of Commerce graduate from the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), is back to the desert sands following his successful expedition to the last great wilderness on earth. more

VIDEO: Dubai student chills out in the Antarctic

by 7Days in Dubai

Dubai's Wollongong University sponsored a graduate to make the trip of a lifetime to the Antarctic. more

UOWD-sponsored adventurer ‘Freezing Omani’ returns from Antarctic expedition

by Dubib.com

Bader Al Lawati, a Bachelor of Commerce graduate from the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is back in the desert sands following his successful expedition to the last great wilderness on earth. more

The GCC’s robust plans for border control

by Al Arabiya

Over the past few years, border control between and on the GCC periphery is becoming a major security issue. more

Dubai boy tops Gulf in CBSE Grade 12 exam

by Gulf News

Barreto, the UAE’s commerce topper from IHS, says she was surprised by the results. “I knew I would do well, but I never thought I would score 97 per cent and top the country. This is unbelievable and I’m really happy. I thank my parents and teachers, this is for them,” she said. The 17-year-old plans to join the University of Wollongong Dubai and pursue accounts and finance. more

Obesity? We have an app for that

by The National

Three university students have devised a smartphone app to fight obesity. more

Computer Science student wins Arabnet tournament in Dubai

by Gulf News

Khalid Al-Najjar, a Computer Science student at UOWD, won the first prize in Arabnet Developer Tournament 2013 last month. The tournament, organised by ArabNet, a hub for digital professionals and entrepreneurs to connect and learn, is a competition for web and mobile developers with a substantial cash prize and an opportunity for learning and career advancement. more

UOWD Awards 98 Academic Excellence Scholarships

by Dubai City Guide

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) awarded 98 scholarships to new and continuing students for the Spring 2013 semester. The total value of these scholarships stood at AED 382,110. more

UOWD's Graduation Ceremony

by UNI.ae

The University of Wollongong in Dubai has conferred 178 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at its 23rd graduation ceremony recently, held in the presence of Guest of Honour, H.E Humaid Mohammad Al Qatami, UAE Minister of Education. more

UOWD to hold information sessions in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

by AMEinfo.com

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is holding two information sessions in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, to introduce its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to potential students and parents. more

Danube beat Googly in Insportz thriller

by Khaleej Times

One of the best matches in the league so far was the competition between UOWD and DMG Events in which UOWD emerged as winners. more

UOWD Student, Khalid Al-Najjar, Bags Top Prize In Arabnet Web Developer Competition

by Dubai City Guide

Khalid Al-Najjar, a Computer Science student at UOWD, has won the top prize in Arabnet Developer Tournament 2013, a competition for web and mobile developers with a substantial cash prize and an opportunity for learning and career advancement. more

Quality Education and Career Opportunities are Top Priorities For University Students

by WAM

Key education professionals from government, academic institutions and industry gathered to discuss the latest findings of DIAC's Workforce Planning Study that pegged the UAE as the fourth most attractive education destination in the world, and the most attractive education destination among emerging market economies - beating the likes of China, Singapore and Australia. more

Intrepid Indian Explore, Mandip Singh Soin, Shares Inspiring Tales With UOWD Students

by Dubai City Guide

Seasoned Indian explorer, Mandip Singh Soin, enthralled the staff and students of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) with an extraordinary account of his four decades of adventures. more

Farewell, My Broken Heart: fourth place in The National's 2013 Short Story Competition

by The National

Shahd Thani, 27, lives in Dubai. Thani holds a Bachelor's degree in English literature and translation, and is studying for a Master's degree in strategic marketing from the University of Wollongong in Dubai. "I grew up with writing," she says. "It's as essential as breathing to me." more

UOWD hosts 4th annual Mathalon inter-school competition

by AMEinfo.com

Over 160 students from 26 schools from the UAE took part in the 4th annual inter-school Mathalon Competition, organised by the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD). more

Dubai Knowledge Village, Academic City See 24% Growth

by Gulf Business

The news of DIAC and DKV’s growth follows a recent study carried out by the business parks in association with Deloitte, which revealed that the UAE is the fourth most attractive education destination in the world for students looking to study abroad, beating the likes of China, Singapore and Australia. more

UAE's potential to emerge as preferred higher education destination to be showcased at UAE Universities pavilion at Ghedex 2013

by AMEinfo.com

Commenting on UAE's higher education position, Mr. Muktar Mirza, Project Manager, Ghedex 2013, says, "UAE has an advantage of strategic location, advanced infrastructure, powerful marketing presence and a strong multi-cultural and multi-ethnic youth demographic sector that fuels the demand for higher education opportunities." more

Du seeking top programmers

by The National

The mobile operator du is increasing efforts to recruit and identify the best web and mobile programmers in the region. more

New South Wales Deputy Premier inaugurates new Science Block of UOWD

by AMEinfo.com

The Honourable Andrew Stoner MP, New South Wales Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services, inaugurated a new Science Block of University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), during his official visit to the UAE. more

UAE schools and universities need to do more to bolster national identity

by The National

"I'm not sure the branch campuses play the type of role in weakening national identify as national identify is pretty well solidified by this point [in the UAE] and there is already a long history of the elite [Emiratis] sending their children abroad for higher education ... Only very few branch campuses actually serve Emiratis, such as the University of Wollongong Dubai." more

UOWD students develop award-winning mobile app to help fight obesity

by AMEinfo.com

A team of three students of University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has developed an award-winning mobile app that is designed to fight obesity through social interactions. more

Prep for professionals

by Gulf News

Melodena Balakrishnan, Associate Professor of Marketing Strategy, University of Wollongong in Dubai, says it is important for companies to invest in rookies. “If you hire someone and ask them to start running they’re probably going to run in the wrong direction.” more

Flying the flag

by Khaleej Times

Sharjah-based Geetanjali Kelath to represent the UAE at Miss India Worldwide more

The New Journey Begins

by SmartOman.com

The Sultanate of Oman has been seeing a renewed sense of environmentalism in the past few years, with many new government led initiatives coming into place. More so, many individuals have been starting their own individual campaigns to support the government’s directive. more

Dubai's education hubs in demand

by The National

University of Wollongong Dubai and Middlesex University Dubai also "significantly increased" their presence in Academic City by taking out new office space, Tecom added. more

20th anniversary convocation of UOWD honours 178 graduates

by The Gulf Today

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) conferred degrees to 178 undergraduate and postgraduate students at its 23rd graduation ceremony, which was graced by guest of honour Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, UAE Minister of Education. more

Knowledge Village and Academic City targeting 'skills gap'

by 7 days in Dubai

In addition to new arrivals, the University of Wollongong Dubai and Middlesex University significantly increased their presence in Dubai, Kazim said, “owing to increased student numbers”. DKV and DIAC’s growth rates are a testament to the fact that the parks continue to attract leading organisations as they further cement their positions as centres of excellence for HR and higher education. more

20th anniversary Convocation of UOWD honours 178 graduates

by Zawya

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) conferred degrees in 178 undergraduate and postgraduate students at its 23rd graduation ceremony, which was graced by Guest of Honour, Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, UAE Minister of Education. more

Tech-savvy UAE students prove they have the ideas and the know-how

by 7 days in Dubai

Teenagers and young people are often chastised for wasting time on the computer or smartphone, but Nick D’Aloisio certainly turned the table for youngsters across the globe last month. more

Dubai: Alien City

by Dubai News

The University of Wollongong has expanded its Dubai campus, and its President, Professor Trevor Spedding told me that it started with a business course with just six or seven students, which has grown over the last 20 years to about 3,500. more
 

UOWD hosts second annual student convention

by AMEinfo.com

On the occasion of Bangladesh's 43rd Independence Day, UOWD's Bangladesh Expat Student Association 'Amra Notun' held their second annual student convention at the UOWD Auditorium recently. more

Winners of DIAC Sports Cup 2013 announced

by Khaleej Times

The University of Wollongong in Dubai won top honours with 5 medals, 3 Gold and 2 silver in the DIAC Sports Cup 2013, a sports competitive event for University students held this March. more

SCATA 2013 shortlist revealed

by arabian SUPPLY CHAIN.com

The shortlists for the Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATA) have been announced. more

University of Wollongong Dubai strike gold in DIAC Sports

by The Gulf Today

Teams representing the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) won five medals - three gold and two silver — at the 2nd Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) Sports Cup, an inter-university sports challenge, held recently in Dubai. more

Dubai down under

by Computer News Middle East

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) may not be a home-grown school of higher education, but it has made its Australian-influenced IT programme a popular and permanent fixture in the UAE since its inception in 1995. more

Funding calls over private universities in the UAE

by The National

The federal university system will soon be strained under the rising number of Emirati school leavers, leaving private universities as the only option for more of them. more

Employers favour Emiratis who have studied abroad, survey finds

by The National

Employers are shunning the UAE's increasingly profit-driven universities in favour of graduates who have studied abroad, a study has found. more

Ajman: GMU hosts biggest inter-collegiate ever in UAE

by Daji World

Twenty leading colleges and universities in UAE participated in the weeklong 12th Annual Sports Festival, 2013, the biggest inter-collegiate ever hosted by Gulf Medical University, Ajman recently. more

Dubai International Academic City Announces Winners Of DIAC Sports Cup 2013

by UAE Today

The winners of the DIAC Sports Cup 2013 were announced by Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) at an award ceremony in the Dubai Knowledge Village Auditorium. more

Sheikha Lubna Al Qassimi Presented With ’AIB-MENA Windtower Award’ For Inspirational Leadership

by Dubai City Guide

Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al Qassimi, UAE Minister of Development and International Cooperation, was presented with the AIB-MENA ‘Windtower Award for Inspirational Leadership’ at her office in Abu Dhabi recently. more

Minister felicitated with leadership award

by The Gulf Today

Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of Development and International Cooperation, was presented with the AIB-MENA ‘Windtower Award for Inspirational Leadership’ at her office in Abu Dhabi recently. more

Pros and cons of going private

by The National

When she left school, she applied to Zayed University but after visiting the University of Wollongong, Dubai campus, she changed her mind. "I liked the environment and when I went to the campus, I saw people from all different cultures and countries," she said. more

UOWD Begins 20th Anniversary Celebrations In Style

by Dubai City Guide

The UOWD campus in Dubai Knowledge Village was abuzz with excitement as the University launched its 20th anniversary celebrations in spectacular style. more

UOWD Career Fair attracts record number of recruiters

by Dubib.com

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) hosted its 8th annual Career Fair recently, attracting representatives from 40 companies. more
 

19th International TESOL Arabia Conference & Exhibition 2013 From KG to College to Career

by WorldConnectorNet

His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, opened the 19th Annual International TESOL Arabia Conference & Exhibition today at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Deira, Dubai. more

VIDEOS: 'Harlem Shake' creator Baauer to perform at Dubai's My Music X festival

by 7 days in Dubai

“I will definitely send in my video,” said Mudassir Syed, a 19-year-old student at the University of Wollongong in Dubai, who made his ‘Harlem Shake’ video mid-air.

Reuters Journalist Andrew Hammond shares his experiences with UOWD students

by Zawya

Reuters Senior Correspondent Andrew Hammond shared some of his experiences, such as being in Tahrir Square in January 2011 and the hardships he endured at other times in his career, including being bundled blindfolded into a van and thrown into prison, during a lecture at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD). more

Students get freezer training for Antarctic expedition

by 7DAYS in Dubai

A former student of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has been spending time in industrial-sized freezers to train for his expedition to Antarctica. more

Varsities set for Red Joker League

by Khaleej Times

The Red Joker League where the top off-campus universities and localised higher education institutions here will take part, is scheduled to kick off on the March 21 at a major club venue in the UAE. more

UOWD unveils new developments ahead of 20th anniversary celebrations

by Dubai City Guide

University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is heralding the start of its 20th anniversary celebrations through a new website and expansion of its library. more

The virtual legacy

by Computer News Middle East

“The key benefit of a virtualised environment is resource pool management – by consolidating and forming many IT core services into one flexible infrastructure with potentially no ceiling for infrastructure management,” says Joseph Aninias, IT Manager, University of Wollongong Dubai. more

University of Wollongong in Dubai appoints university president

by Gulf News

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has announced the appointment of Professor Trevor Spedding as the new University President. more

‘Car-free day’ cut 14 tones of carbon emission

by Khaleej Times

The fourth annual Car Free Day organised on Wednesday by Dubai Municipality helped to reduce 14 tons of carbon dioxide emission as 5,000 cars were taken off the roads by employees of the 27 participating organisations. more

UOWD's 'Sunday Speaker' series kicks off with a guest lecture on international security

by AMEinfo.com

The Master of International Studies (MIST) and the Master of Media and Communications (MMC) programs of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) launched their 'Sunday Speaker' series with a guest lecture by Dr Jean-Marc Rickli from the Institute for International and Civil Security at Khalifa University. more

Dubai observes Car Free Day reducing 14 tonnes carbon emission

by AMEinfo.com

Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, has inaugurated the Car Free Day 2013 on Wednesday riding the metro from Etisalat to Union station along with H.E Dr. Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad, the Minister of Environment and Water, H.E Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, the Minster of Education and other top officials of different government organizations and private entities. more

UOWD Partners With English World To Offers IELTS Testing In Ras Al Khaimah For Candidates In Northern Emirates

by Abu Dhabi City Guide

University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), one of the network of IDP IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test centers in the UAE, will be offering IELTS testing in Ras Al Khaimah, in collaboration with English World, a leading language learning centre located near Safina Roundabout, Ras Al Khaimah. more

East is the new West, says new research

by Zawya

Researchers and economists from the region and around the globe hailed the rising rankings of the UAE and GCC countries in the Globalization Index at the 3rd annual Conference of the Academy of International Business in Cairo, Egypt, focussed on the theme "East Meets West." more

UOWD Professor to present at Ankabut Users' Meeting

by AMEinfo.com

Dr. Alma Kadragic has been selected to present at the 8th Ankabut Users' Meeting at Paris Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi, on February 20. Ankabut is the United Arab Emirates' Advanced National Research and Education Network (NREN) offering academic institutions connectivity to other education networks around the world. more

Students rate the branch campus experience

by University World News 

In response to the forces of globalisation, many universities worldwide have decided to engage in transnational education. In the 1990s, common forms of transnational education included distance education and partner-supported delivery, which includes franchised programmes and twinning. Since the turn of the century, the international branch campus has emerged as a popular form of transnational education with both higher education institutions and students. more

Jump-start your career

 by Gulf News
 
The need for continuing professional development is high up on the agenda of executives working in the Gulf. Employers are also increasingly encouraging candidates to pursue degrees in business studies, which can not only help them develop soft skills but also aid in getting a better understanding of the operational environment. more

UOWD-supported AIB-MENA Conference hails rising rankings of UAE and GCC in Globalization Index

 by AMEinfo.com
 
Researchers and economists from the region and around the globe hailed the rising rankings of the UAE and GCC countries in the Globalization Index, at the 3rd annual Conference of the Academy of International Business - Middle East North Africa Chapter (AIB-MENA) in Cairo, Egypt, focused on the theme "East Meets West." more

The region's top 50 CIOs honoured at CNME awards

by cnme

A selection of CIOs were honoured as the top 50 in the region today at CNME annual CIO 50 Awards and Forum event at The Address Hotel, Marina, in Dubai. more

UOWD highlights option to get University of Wollongong Australia (UOW) degree while studying in Dubai campus, at Information Session

by Dubib.com

University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), UAE's oldest private university which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, highlighted the unique option of obtaining a degree from its parent institution University of Wollongong Australia (UOW) while studying at the Dubai Knowledge Village campus. more

From desert to freezing Antarctica

by Khaleej Times

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UoWD) is sponsoring an Omani UoWD graduate's two-week expedition to the Antarctic as part of a 30-strong Youth Ambassadors' team that will live in sub-zero temperatures. more

UOWD sponsors Antarctica trip for Omani graduate

by The Gulf Today

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is sponsoring a two-week Antarctic expedition of an Omani UOWD graduate. more

Omani duo set for Antarctica expedition from Feb. 28

by Oman Tribune

MUSCAT Thirty Antarctic Youth Ambassadors from around the world will set off on a journey to the great white continent on February 28. Amongst the 30 youth ambassadors are Ameer Abdulhussain and Bader Al Lawati. The duo will be taking part in the expedition organised by the 2041 organisation with a goal of raising global awareness about climate change and its effect on local communities, according to a press release more