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UOWD in the News - 2015

New app Lamapp is designed to protect witnesses to and victims of domestic abuse

by The National

Students have developed LamApp, a smartphone application that allows you to report abuse annonymously to authorites and send a distress call to contacts. More...

UOWD wins place to represent Arab World at Microsoft's Imagine Cup Finals

by Khaleej Times

A team of students from UOWD have recently secured their place in the international finals of Microsoft's Imagine Cup, the world's most prestigious student technology competition. More...

Students Develop Software for the Visually Impaired

by Khaleej Times

The prize-winning 'EyeSee', created by a team of students from UOWD, uses untrasonic technology to detect obstacles. More...

UOWD Software Development Tradeshow showcases students' inventions from across the UAE

by Zawya

Over 100 student engineers and computer scientists from ten universities showcased a range of lifestyle improvement technology projects at the annual Software Development Tradeshow. More..

Five Leadership Characteristics that Entrepreneurs Need

by Entrepreneur Middle East Magazine

Dr Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan investigates the leadership characteristics that entrepreneurs benefit from. More...

Students develop app to monitor patient's health and fitness

by The National

Students at the Unoversity of Wollongong in Dubai have developed an app targeting patients either at high risk or suffering from high cholesterol. More...

College scholarships get fatter in the UAE

by Khaleej Times

The financial value of education scholarships is growing in size across UAE universities. More...

UOWD 9th Annual Software Tradeshow

by City7 TV

Over thirty projects were displayed at UOWD's 9th Annual Software Tradeshow. More...

Some Arab Youth Study Abroad Close to Home

by Al-Fanar Media

Professor Mohammed Salem said cultural factors play an important role in drawing Arab students to the UAE. More..

UOWD team develops prize winning strategy to transform Cadillac Image

by Tires and Parts

A hard-working team of Marketing students from the University of Wollongong in Dubai have recently been awared AED10,000 after they created a strategy which could change the way Cadillac is percieved in the UAE. More...

Team of researchers set to explore how UAE brands are perceived globally

by Khaleej Times

UOWD is set to lead a global team of researchers into unchartered territory as they explore how brands from the UAE are perceived across the globe. More...

UOWD's debut Engineering and Information Sciences Career Fair sees large turnout of students

by Middle East North Africa Financial Network

UOWD held its first faculty-specific careers fair for Engineering and Information Sciences students and alumni. More...

Dubai College Students Develop Learning App

by The National

A team of Computer Science students from UOWD have devised a fully interactive learning app to enable children to receive feedback on progress with the reading and Mathematics. More...

UOWD Celebrates Most Successful Sporting Season in 22-year History

by Go Dubai

8 tournaments, 100 matches and 30 trophies that made it all worthwhile. More..

Shaima Al Zarooni honoured by the Australian Government

by Zawya.com

Chief Executive Officer of Dubai International Humanitarian City and UOWD alumna Her Excellency Shaima Al Zarooni has been hnoured at the Australia Unlimited MENA 2015 event. More...

Prepare for Dorm Life at an Arab Region University

by US News and World Report

Studying abroad in the Arab region can be a difficult transition, but school are stepping up to make students feel at home. More...

UOWD's 27th Graduation Ceremony sees 8,000th degree conferred

by WAM - Emirates News Agency

UOWD has had reason to celebrate recently when 286 undergraduate and postgraduate students were awarded degrees. More...

Now report abuses 'smartly' with the LamApp tool 

by Khaleej Times

A new mobile application developed by a group of socially responsible senior computer science students from UOWD means reporting incidents of abuse is 'smarter'. More...

UOWD celebrates outstanding student achievements during scholarship ceremony

by Middle East and North Africa Financial Network

A scholarship and bursary fund of AED1.56 million has allowed some of the UAE's highest fliers to benefit from a quality education from UOWD. More...

Number of Students Studying at DIAC Institutions Jumps 20% in 2015

by Kuwait Business Post

The number of students studying within the Dubai International Acedemic City (DIAC) rose 20% compared to the previous year. More...

Dubai Students are Game for Sign Language

by The National

A team of computer science students at the University of Wollongong in Dubai have developed software that enhances the Microsoft Xbox's Kinect system, which uses sensors to detect a person's movement. More...

UAE finals for Microsoft Imagine Cup announced

by ITP.net

UOWD are among the top six finalists for Microsoft's competition which aims to encourage students to develop technology and innovation skills. More...

Over 20 concepts for applied projects in "Remote Sensing Applications Competition" launched by EIAST

by Zawya

The competition aims to develop mechanisms and programs that serve various governmental sectors. More...

Alumni Discuss New Products

by Gulf Today

More than 60 alumni of UOWD's Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences gathered at the University's Knowledge Village campus recently for a networking event. More...

UOWD Students Enlightened on Environmental Governance

by Khaleej Times

As part of UOWD's mission to provide students with an opportunity to discuss critical topics facing the communiti, leading experts were invited to give their views on the growing challenges of environmental governance during the University's second annual Envirotalk series. More...

UOWD Team Shine in Super Four Tournament

by Gulf Today

UOWD put up a stellar show at Middlesex University's inaugural Super Four inter-university sports festival. More...

Educating Executives - Schooling Entrepreneurs in the Middle East Region

by Entrepreneur Middle East Magazine

The MBA program at UOWD is one of the most established in the UAE, and as such, the opportunities that their students have to build their network of business contacts is second to none. More...

Some UAE students 'more comfortable' using English

by The National

An increasing number of Arab students say they are more comfortable speaking in English than their mother tounge. More...

UAE's DBWC and UOWD announce new research partnership

by AME Info

The study - set to take place over the next 15 months - has been funded by a Dhs175,000 grant from the National Research Foundation. More...

Environmental issues are not confined to any one country, official tells UOWD students

by Gulf Today

As part of the UOWD's mission to provide students with an opportunity to discuss critical topics facing the community, leading experts were invited to give their views on the growing challenges of environmental governance. More...

First cohort of Health Facility Planning students honoured at UOWD graduation ceremony

by Middle East North Africa Financial Network

The first cohort of students of UOWD's new Health Facility Planning short certificate program recently celebrated their successes at a graduation ceremony held on the University's Knowledge Village campus. More..

UOWD girls' volleyball team shine at Manipal Sports Festival

by Gulf Today

The girls' volleyball team from the University of Wollongong in Dubai won the finals at the Manipal University Sports Fetival, continuing the University's outstanding performance during the current season. More...

UOWD student draws on UAE and Australia experience of PhD success

by WAM

Dubai-based campuses of major international universites are encouraging a new type of research culture which encourages cross-cultural experience. More...

New campus for UOWD 'soon'

by Yahoo! Maktoob News

The new president of the University of Wollongong in Dubai speaks with Khaleej Times on the road ahead for UOWD. More...

UOWD crowned champions at Skyline Sports Festival

by Gulf Today

The Unviersity of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) emerged winners in the second Skyline Sports Festival in Sharjah. More...

Tapping into Australia's Education Potential

by Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East

Universities in Australia are gaining popularity among Middle Eastern students. More...

UOWD reports higher graduate employment opportunities in Dubai

by Khaleej Times

There has been a 60 per cent rise in the number of students who have been offered employment in the past year from opportunities that have been advertised by UOWD's CDC. More...

UOWD players excel at Highland Games

by Khaleej Times 

Skillful performances by UOWD's teams highlight the University's sporting rowess over the course of the seven-day festival. More...

Thinking outside the box: Dubai explores the atypical in shopping

by The National

Boxpark Dubai is not your average strip mall. With 220 shipping containers incorporated into a design by a progressive team of architects, the development is aiming to be a funky alternative to traditional shopping malls. More...

Why we are afraid to tick the CrossFit box

by The National

While there are now at least 25 CrossFit gyms - or boxes, as they are called - across the UAE, a student survey has found many people do not know much about the notoriously tough workout. More...

Former Model Veronika Poncova on UAE's evolving status as fashion hub

by Khaleej Times

Studying at the University of Wollongong in Dubai before becoming a model and now a photographer, the 33-year-old Czech native has embraced the ever-changing nature of the Emirates, contributing to its evolving status as a fashion hub and now, literally on film, through her lens. More...

Learning the Lingo

by Forbes Middle East

As international business continues to grow in the Middle East and the demand for a multilingual workforce with it, students can be left bewildered by the array of English courses available. More...

AIB MENA honours inspirational leaders

by Khaleej Times

Two leading lights from the world of MENA business were honoured for encouraging a spirit of collaboration and development within the region at a ceremony organised by the MENA chapter of the Academy of International Business (AIB MENA) in Dubai recently. More...

Salem named as President of University of Wollongong in Dubai

by Gulf News

He has a doctorate in Computer Science from University of Montreal. More...

Dubai body honours university 

by Gulf Today

UOWD have been honored by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing for bringing the AWBMAMD conference to Dubai last August. More...

Investors Value Integrity Over Ideas

by Khaleej Times

UOWD research shows 99 per cent of investors view integrity as either extremely important or very important when it came to selecting which companies or entrepreneurs to back financially. More...