A home of their own for Indian expats
Thanks to the fall in value of the rupee, many non-resident Indians find themselves well positioned to buy a property back home. But with elections coming up amid continuing uncertainty, timing is crucial.
In pictures: Dubai ‘ghost tower’ gets breath of life
Shams 1, a tower of 317 apartments completed by master developer Dubai Properties Group back in 2006, but has lain mostly empty throughout Dubai property's boom and bust years, is finally coming to the market.
In pictures: Dubai Police’s new super boat
As well as its fleet of supercars, Dubai Police now has a new super boat.
Siege of Syrian arms depot exposes chemical weapons fears
Detailed accounts describe military commanders from the US, Europe and Arab states scrambling to make sure the weapons did not fall into the hands of Al Qaeda-affiliated rebels after information emerged the bunker could contain sarin gas.
In pictures: 2014 Geneva Motor Show displays the stylish and conceptual
The 84th edition of the show opens its doors with a vast array of stunning cars, and creative design and engineering.
In Pictures: Eric Clapton concert in Dubai
In pictures: Clapton delivered some of the biggest hits while schooling many on a classic genre that continues to endure.
February 8, 2014
Students are conducting an action research project where social responsibility is a key skill.
February 4, 2014
The Minister of Higher Education says it will take a few years to revamp the education curriculum in grades 10, 11 and 12 to prepare pupils for university education in the absence of the first year, known as the foundation year.
February 4, 2014
The news that university foundation courses are to be abolished in 2018 has pleased some, but the challenge has now been passed to schools to ensure that young people are adequately prepared for university life. Mitya Underwood and Asmaa Al Hameli...
January 15, 2014
The committee of universities was set up more than three years ago to attain more funding for research and to encourage greater collaboration but it has achieved very little.
January 7, 2014
A higher budget for research and a reduction in teaching hours were some recommendation put forth by the Federal National Council.
January 6, 2014
The UAE has allocated 21 per cent of this year’s budget to general and higher education in an effort to improve education and raise standards.
January 5, 2014
Zayed University entomologists are finishing a landmark study on the lives of the world’s largest beetle species outside Brazil’s rainforest. The findings will reveal the health of the nation’s ecosystem and the implication for...
January 2, 2014
Boosting the areas of research, development and innovation wil be on the top of the list for the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research this year.
December 18, 2013
The fifth round of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Higher Education Grant was launched on Wednesday.
December 15, 2013
More and more women are gaining degrees in the UAE – but this can be a problem in a society which is built on the importance of family. Nursery care has proved vital in letting mothers balance their life of study while also bringing up their...
November 20, 2013
A group at Zayed University is conducting a research project exploring the generation gap between the students, and their parents' generation.
October 15, 2013
The country's oldest university is preparing to undergo its first official inspection by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
October 14, 2013
Yusra Al Hattali was born with a motor neurone disease but her life has improved dramatically since moving to a care facility in Khalifa City A.
September 17, 2013
At the fourth Education Conference, Emirati academic Dr Abdullah Al Shaiba said greater co-ordination was needed to overcome unemployment at a time of growing population.