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UOWD in the News - 2014

UOWD eves reign supreme in inter-university sports meet

by Gulf Today

The University of Wollongong in Dubai have once again shown that their sportswomen are a force to be reckoned with more

UOWD wins five medals

by Gulf News

Girls volleyball side and 100m sprinter Nikil Peter clinch gold medals more

UAE's Generation Y adhere to traditional values, new UOWD research finds

by UAE Business Review

The research forms part of a pioneering forthcoming study focusing on the changing values in the UAE - the first of its kind in the region more

UOWD celebrate UAE's "colours of diversity" during Multicultural Festival

by Go Dubai

Over 90 different nationalities were celebrated at UOWD's four-day-long annual Multicultural Festival more

UOWD bag rich medal harvest at inter-university sports festival

by Gulf Today

Budding sportsmen and women representing the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) bagged five medals at the annual BITS Pilani University sports festival more

UOWD gets worldwide recognition from IDP IELTS for Excellence in Test Centre Management

by Middle East North Africa Financial Network

The University of Wollongong in Dubai's dedicated language studies centre has recieved the IDP IELTS network's Excellence in Test Centre Management Award more.

Heroes' welcome: Interview with young achievers

by Arabian Business

When the founders of mobile app Heroes took to the stage at the Arabian Business Awards 2014 in November, they were not only the recipients of the Young Achievers of the Year trophy, but also one of the most heart-felt rouinds of applause of the night. more

UOWD team wins Young Achievers of the Year Award for innovative cancer app

by Gulf Today

Four Final year students from the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) have been crowned Arabian Business Magazine's Young Achievers of the Year for their work in developing "Heroes." More

Dubai students create app to unite cancer patients

by The National

Students at a Dubai university have created an application that unites people whose lives have been affected by cancer. More 

UOWD launches innovative fellowship and alumni awards

by Khaleej Times

The University of Wollongong in Dubai, or UOWD, has launched an innovative new fellowship and alumni awards scheme to recognise the ongoing contribution of outstanding members of the University’s 7,500 strong alumni community. more

Cricket legend lauds UOWD graduates

by Gulf Today

Legendary Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist shared the story of his journey in international cricket while delivering the keynote address at the 26th graduation ceremony of UOWD. More

UOWD's record autumn intake of over 1,000 new students reflects Dubai's rising reputation as an education hub

by Dubai City Guide

The University of Wollongong in Dubai has recorded the highest intake in its 21-year history - it welcomed over 1,000 new students for the autumn semester. more

Gilchrist Sports Award given to Dan D’Souza

by The National

Given Australia’s performance in the Test defeat to Pakistan in Dubai, it might be safe to assume Adam Gilchrist’s presence in town would have something to do with them. more

FNC member cites diversity as council’s strongest asset

by The National

The diversity in the Federal National Council is one of its strongest assets, Ahmed Al Mansoori believes. more

UOWD announces 50% scholarship opportunities for A Level, CBSE/ICSE and Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma students

by Dubai PR Network

For the Autumn 2014 semester, UOWD is offering A Level, CBSE/ICSE and Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma students an opportunity to gain a 50% scholarship for undergraduate programs starting 14th September. more

UOWD students land coveted internships with leading firms

by Dubai City Guide

Students from the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) are spending their summer gaining valuable on-the-job experience, having secured coveted internship positions with some of the leading names in the corporate world. more

Woman scales new heights for girl's education

by Khaleej Times

Mona Tavassoli is looking to raise $6,000 to secure two years of stationery supplies for 12 schools with around 24,000 female students in Afghanistan. more

Woman scales peak in charity drive

by Dubai Informer

Entrepreneur, mother, campaigner, and now adventurer, Mona Tavassoli — an alumna of University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) — has just returned from her latest challenge to reach the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. more

UOWD to introduce its undergraduate and postgraduate programs at information session on 16 August

by AME Info

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is holding an information session at its Knowledge Village campus in Dubai on Saturday, August 16, at 6 pm, to introduce its range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. more

The importance of entrepreneurship

by SME Advisor

Over the years, the University of Wollongong Dubai (UOWD), one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the UAE, has produced a group of young and promising entrepreneurs. more

UOWD Emirati MBA Alumna, Nazneen Maymoun, Honoured At Emirates Women Awards

by UAE Today

Ms Nazneen Maymoun, Director of Nursing for Sharjah Medical District and an MBA graduate from the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), has been recognised for her outstanding career achievements at the 11th Emirates Women Awards. more

Emirati girls and women are prolific social media users

by The National

Research by Hanan Abdullah for her master’s degree at the University of Wollongong in Dubai found that 99 per cent of Emirati teenage girls had an email account, compared with 97 per cent of Emirati adult women. more

Two talented students of UOWD land dream job with one of 'big four' accountancy firms

by Zawya

Two accountancy students from the University of Wollongong in Dubai have landed their dream job with one of the 'big four' professional services firm, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC). more

UOWD software contest showcases 30 projects

by Khaleej Times

 A range of lifestyle improvement technology projects were showcased at the 8th annual Software Development Tradeshow (SDTS). more

UOWD Software Contest Showcases Android-Based Disease Diagnosis System, Sensors-Enhanced Walking Stick And Smart Suit for Visually Impaired 

by UAE Today

A range of lifestyle improvement technology projects were showcased at the 8th annual Software Development Tradeshow (SDTS), including an android-based system for the diagnosis and monitoring of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) whichbagged the first prize. more

Event to create 277,000 jobs, other huge opportunities seen: Dubai Trade CEO

by Khaleej Times

Expo 2020 is likely to create 277,000 jobs, said Mahmood Ahmed Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade and Dubai World, while delivering the keynote address at the inaugural industry breakfast series hosted by the University of Wollongong in Dubai. more

UOWD researchers shed new light on plight of garment workers, a year after Bangladesh factory tragedy

by Zawya

Two lecturers from UOWD have presented their research on the plight of garment workers in the wake of last year's Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh (that killed more than 1,000 workers, though unofficial figures give higher death toll). more

Expo 2020 likely to create 277,000 jobs, says CEO of Dubai Trade

by Zawya

Expo 2020 is likely to create 277,000 jobs, said Mr Mahmood Ahmed Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade, Dubai World, while delivering the keynote address at the first-ever industry breakfast series hosted by the University of Wollongong in Dubai recently on "the challenges for the future of human capital development in the UAE." more

UOWD embraces enterprise mobility

by ITP.net

University reduces costs and increases productivity via virtualisation technology. more

Kerala boy is CBSE Grade 12 UAE Commerce topper

by Zawya

"I expected to get grades but never thought I would be the UAE topper," confesses Sachin Nair, who scored an impressive 97.6 per cent to top the Indian education board exam's Commerce stream this year. more

Dubai International Academic City continues to support Dubai’s position as a world leading education hub

by Middle East News Wire

Officials from Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) participated in the NAFSA annual conference in San Diego, USA. more

Should I stay, or should I go?

by Connector Magazine Dubai

The UAE might once have been regarded as the economic alternative in the global education arena, but with an ever-expanding higher education landscape accompanying strong economic growth, UAE citizens and residents no longer need to leave home to benefit from the best standards of international education. more

Student mums share how they do it all

by Gulf News

They say being a mother is the toughest job in the world. They clean, cook and care for their children 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If that’s not tough enough, Gulf News spoke to mothers who are pursuing higher education to set an example for their children and provide them with better opportunities. more

UOWD research team develops learning aid to ‘Google’ audio content

by AME info

Three students working as research assistants to UOWD Professor, Dr Mohamed Watfa, have launched a one of a kind application that allows users to instantly search audio recordings based on key words, bringing the ‘googling’ concept to spoken content. more

UOWD launches Moodle

by Khaleej Times

Research conducted by professors at UOWD has found that extending the educational experience beyond the lecture theatre can have a positive impact on the learning process for students who are reticent to engage in the classroom environment. more

Here be robots: Dubai hosts first cybernetics event in region

by ITP.net

The Robot Technology Exhibition, was a pre-launch event that featured a robotic competition sponsored by the University of Wollongong. more

9-year-old participates in robotic competition

by Khaleej Times

Iranian youngster has been honing her robotic abilities on a football table, as part of the University of Wollongong Dubai’s annual robotic competition. more

UOWD research finds that social and interactive media can support shy students to engage more productively in the learning process

by Zawya

Research conducted by professors at UOWD has found that extending the educational experience beyond the lecture theatre can have a positive impact on the learning process. more

UAE robotics market to see increased investments

by Zawya

The UAE has been quick to adopt the latest in robotics technology across various industries and is expected to see increased investments. more

UOWD partners with TAHPI to launch courses in Heath Planning

by AME Info

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has entered into a collaborative partnership with Australia-based TAHPI Pty Limited (Total Alliance Health Partners International) to launch educational programs in Health Planning. more

Emirates Appoints New Country Manager for Egypt and Libya

by Zawya

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, recently appointed Haitham Al Battawy as the new Country Manager for both Egypt and Libya. more

UOWD honours 259 students at 25th graduation ceremony

by Khaleej Times

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) recently honoured 259 students at its 25th graduation ceremony. more

Visually impaired student earns master’s degree

by Zawya

Visually impaired master’s student, Dana Nashawati, was among 259 students to receive a degree at the University of Wollongong (UOWD), Dubai Branch’s 25th graduation ceremony held in Dubai on Sunday. more

University of Wollongong surges in rankings of world's top 100 younger universities

by Zawya

The University of Wollongong (UOW) has surged 10 spots to be ranked number 33 in the annual Times Higher Education (THE) 100 Under 50 ranking of the world's best young universities 2014. more

UOWD Students Cancer Support App Among This Year’s Imagine Cup Winners

by UAE Today

A smartphone application that uses the power of social media to support cancer patients and carers has won third place at the UAE finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup. more

Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply announces shortlist of award winners

 by Arabian Industry

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) has unveiled its shortlist of winners for this year's Middle East Supply Management Awards awards, which will take place on Monday 12 May, 2014 after the CIPS regional conference at the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel. more

From drones to holograms, Dubai research centre pushes technology to the limit

by The National

Students at a Dubai university campus are pushing the boundaries of technology. more

Ali Payani, a Recognized Security Expert Unravels on IBC’S 8TH Training Seminar – The Importance of Cyber Security Awareness

by Emirates Week

Mr. Ali Payani, a recognized security expert talked about the importance of cyber security and how cyber security awareness can help any company or individual become fully aware of cyber crimes and other online fraudulent activities and keep themselves protected. more

UOWD Receives Highly Commended Award at SCATA

by UAE Today

University of Wollongong in Dubai received a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the Training and Education Provider of the Year category at the Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATA) presented in Dubai recently. more

American School of Dubai retains top spot in UOWD annual maths competition ‘Mathalon'

by Go Dubai

Over 120 students took part in the 5th annual University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) Mathalon Competition, which saw the American School of Dubai (ASD) take the top two places for the second year in a row. more

Cima and UOWD join hands to offer professional qualifications

by UAE Business Review

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (Cima) has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), as part of its ongoing initiative to expand its presence and reach out to larger student groups in the UAE. more

SCATA 2014 winners revealed

by Arabian Supply Chain

The eight annual Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATAs) took place last night at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, honouring leadership and innovation in the regional logistics industry. more

Foodshala: The final line-up

by Friday Magazine

Armed with nothing but their raw talent, the Foodshala finalists prepare to battle it out. more

CIMA partners with UOWD to offer professional qualifications for students

by AME Info

As part of its ongoing initiative to expand its presence and reach out to larger student groups in the UAE, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the University of Wollongong in Dubai. more

UAE’s Robotics and Automation sector to scale new heights

by AME Info

The robotics and automation market in the Middle East is expected to see increased investments, as the UAE steers its way to become the robotics hub in the region. more

High achiever

by Khaleej Times

Sara Al Mheiri is one of a kind: this ambitious and motivated Emirati makes the best of the opportunities afforded to her, becoming a role model for other young nationals, and broadening her life and career horizons all at the same time Sara Al Mheiri is your typical overachiever. more

Microsoft launches tech competition

by ITP.net

Microsoft has launched the 12th edition of the Imagine Cup, a global student technology programme and competition. more

Acts of cyber-warfare cause headaches for regional enterprises

by Arabian Industry

In March, a pro-Russian cyber-group called Cyber Burkut disabled a number of NATO websites using a DDoS attack, citing anger over Western influence in the Crimea region of Ukraine. more

Virtual networks

by Computer News Middle East

As a prelude to CNME’s Network World ME Awards 2014, delegates from Dell partnered with CPI to host a roundtable on network virtualisation at Jumeirah Emirates Towers on 24th March. more

Collateral damage

by ITP.net

As global political tensions continue to escalate, are acts of cyber-warfare set to cause headaches for regional enterprises? more

2 needy students to get full UOWD scholarship

by Khaleej Times

Dubai Awqaf signs pact with the university to give discounted fee structure soon for Awqaf students. more

Academic partnership to benefit orphan students in the UAE

by The National

Two underprivileged Emirati students of the Dubai Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) will receive a full scholarship to begin courses at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD). more

Australian Trade and Investment Mission To UAE

by UAE Today

The Deputy Premier of Australia's leading State - New South Wales (NSW) - Mr Andrew Stoner arrives in Abu Dhabi on Saturday (April 12) as part of his trade and investment mission to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). more

12 hot new Expo-ready career ideas

by Gulf News

With an alarming shortfall in the number of skilled professionals, UAE universities are aiming to turn out job-ready students. Universities participating in Getex spotlight some of the latest courses. more

The University of Wollongong in Dubai opens research centre

by Gulf News

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has opened a new research centre to promote the research, development, and application of simulation and smart system technologies to support lifestyle improvements within the UAE. more

UOWD opens Simulation & Smart Systems Research Centre to support lifestyle improvements through simulation technology

by Zawya

The Simulation and Smart Systems (S3) Research Centre has been set up by the University's Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences to support simulation-based research in a diverse range of fields, including health, education, urban planning, sustainability, engineering, and computing. more

UOWD Alumni Reunion Brings Together Over 250 Past Graduates

by Dubai City Guide

More than 250 past graduates of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) attended a special event to reunite classmates and colleagues from across the University’s 21 year history. more

An element of creativity

by Gulf News

GN Focus explores how artists are working with water to represent its relationship with art as well as our lives. more

Urbanisation challenges stressed at EnviroTalk

by The Gulf Today

A panel of leading experts in environmental sustainability discussed the growing challenges of urbanisation at the first annual EnviroTalk, hosted by UOWD as part of its mission to provide a platform for discussion on critical topics relevant to both students and the wider community. more

RTEX Set to Host First-ever Robotics and Automation Conference in the UAE

by Go Dubai

Robot Technology Exhibition (RTEX) is gearing up to host the Middle East and Africa’s first-ever robotics and automation conference. more

Mobile threats stifle BYOD

by ITP.net

Evolving threat landscape makes it more difficult to justify pure-play BYOD programmes. more

Experts highlight challenges of urbanisation at UOWD EnviroTalk

by Go Dubai

A panel of leading experts in environmental sustainability discussed the growing challenges of urbanisation and population growth at the first annual EnviroTalk, hosted by the University of Wollongong in Dubai. more

42 companies in search of graduate talent participate in UOWD Career Fair

by WAM

This year's event saw a strong turnout from multinational companies experiencing rapid growth in the Middle East market, as well as long-established national corporations and new start-up ventures located in Dubai. more

VISS students receive future advice from UAE’s leading universities

by Expat Woman

Students from the Victoria International School of Sharjah (VISS) have been given the opportunity to explore and develop their future career paths at a major careers fair hosted at the school. more

42 firms participate in UOWD career fair in search of talent

by Khaleej Times

Representatives from 42 companies took part in the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) 9th annual career fair, to scout for talented candidates to fill the increasing number of graduate employment opportunities in the region’s growing economies. more

42 companies in search of graduate talent participate in UOWD Career Fair

 by Dubai City Guide

Representatives from 42 companies took part in the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) 9th Annual Career Fair, to scout for talented candidates to fill the increasing number of graduate employment opportunities in the region’s growing economies more

UAE-Australian ties: Anyone who lives here will benefit

by Khaleej Times

As UAE-Australian ties develop, Amanda Fisher speaks to Australian Consul General Gerard Seeber about the rise of ‘oil seeds’, the backlash to the Emirates-Qantas tie-up, and why Australia backed the UAE in the Expo 2020 bid more

UAE among emerging education hubs

by The National

The UAE has been included among the world’s emerging education centres in a new book more

UOWD enter semis at Skyline cricket tournament

by Khaleej Times

Skyline won both the matches in the pool to top the pool. American University of Sharjah, University of Wollongong in Dubai, Middlesex University also entered the semi-finals more

Universities share programme costs

by Gulf News

Universities offer financial aid to help students cope with costs more

UOWD stun Heriot Watt

by Khaleej Times

University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) beat defending champions Heriot Watt University by a 40-run margin in the opening match of the 15th Skyline Cup Inter-University Cricket Tournament-2014 more

UOWD contest to be part of MENA robot tech expo

by The Gulf Today

The annual Robotics Competition of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) will this year be staged at the Robot Technology Exhibition (RTEX), coming to Dubai for the very first time more

Heriot-Watt’s Highland Games held

by Khaleej Times

The fourth annual Scottish Highland Games hosted by Heriot-Watt University Dubai campus took place marking exemplary performance by young sportspeople from various universities. more

Dubai Gears Up To Mark Car Free Day 2014

by Dubai City Guide

Employees will travel to their job locations using different public transport means such as the Metro, buses and Abra. more

University of Wollongong ranked among world's top 25 young universities

by WAM

The University of Wollongong, UOW, has been ranked among the top 25 young universities in the world under the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) University Ranking System. more

UOWD hosts children with special needs

by Khaleej Times

Over 35 special needs students from the Centre, along with some teachers and care givers, attended the programme and enjoyed the entertainment put up by the UOWD students. more

UOWD Hosts Students From Dubai Centre For Special Needs

by Dubai City Guide

UOWD hosted children from Dubai Center for Special Needs at its campus in Dubai Knowledge Village. more

UD hosts first Academic Consortium meet

by WAM

UD recently hosted the first meeting of the UAE's Academic Consortium for Education, Research and Business. more

Business education: Open the door to success

by Gulf News

Eleven things to consider when scouting around for that game-changing MBA. more

Dubai's Limitless names new CEO

by Zawya

Mohammed Rashed Bin Dhabeah to lead international developer. more

Advantage Home

by Gulf News

Going to university is like a great adventure for most students who dream of pulling out all the stops in their lifestyle. more

CIO 50 awards 2014: Full list of winners

by Computer News Middle East

CNME’s fifth annual CIO 50 awards ceremony took place yesterday at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, and served as the perfect gathering of the region’s top IT executives. more

UAE among world's Top 20 strongest nation brands

 by Zawya.com

The UAE has been ranked 19th globally among the world's Top 20 Strongest Nation Brands in 2013. more

Scholarship boom in UAE Universities

by Gulf News

It would be a gross understatement to say higher education in the UAE is an expensive affair. But as an XPRESS survey of five universities reveals, that’s just one side of the story. more

UOWD to hold Information Session in Dubai on Saturday, January 18

by Zawya

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is holding an information session at its Knowledge Village Campus in Dubai in Block 15 on Saturday, January 18, at 6 pm to introduce its undergraduate and postgraduate programs to potential students and parents. more

UOWD Engineering Students Showcase Outstanding Innovations

by Dubai City Guide

Engineering students of University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) recently showcased a remarkable range of engineering innovations, developed as part of a newly introduced course that guides students through various stages of a successful product innovation. more

Manipal Inter-University Sports Festival

by UNI.ae

University of Wollongong Dubai emerged victors in Men’s Football and Women’s Throwball more