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Past articles by Roberta:

Florida shooting survivors at Dubai education forum call for ‘improved school safety’

Global Education and Skills Forum hears from Parkland high school massacre pupils → Read More

FAQs: All you need to know about the UAE teachers licence

The Ministry of Education launched the first phase of the UAE teachers licensing in March 2018 → Read More

First batch of teachers to undergo UAE educators licensing scheme

First phase of the professional teacher certification scheme launched in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday → Read More

Rarely-seen venomous snake spotted in UAE

An adult Arabian cat snake is on average between 60 and 70cm in length → Read More

Daytime construction work near Abu Dhabi school ceased following concern from parents

Construction work will now take place in the evening, ADM announced after parents complained of deafening noise → Read More

Brightest pupils in UAE compete to become first Young Scientist of the Year

The award is modelled after Ireland’s successful BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, whose winners have gone on to great successes → Read More

Arab students call for more career counselling to prepare for jobs market

A survey of Arab youths in the region found that 90 per cent of students said it was important to complete an internship but only 55 per cent had actually done so → Read More

Dubai Indian school rankings out and just one rated outstanding

GEMS Modern Academy topped the 34 Indian curriculum schools → Read More

Khalifa University ranked among Asia's best after merger of Abu Dhabi institutions

Times Higher Education rankings place seat of learning at highest position to date → Read More

UAE mangroves the largest in the Gulf, study finds

Decades of conservation have allowed the mangroves to flourish → Read More

Head of UAE's biggest law firm says many graduates are not ready for the workplace

Essam Al Tamimi, of Al Tamimi & Company, told a forum that candidates and universities are not up to scratch → Read More

Abu Dhabi Science Festival returns for UAE Innovation Month

The festival will be held on the Abu Dhabi Corniche for one week → Read More

Emirati academic wins first scholarship to Oxford University from Dubai knowledge foundation

The scholarship covers tuition and living expenses for one graduate student admitted to Oxford who is a citizen of an Arab League member state → Read More

Shopkeepers hold out for small change

Retailers willing to absorb extra charges for the sake of customer satisfaction → Read More

Better integration of special needs pupils in mainstream schools needed in UAE

High turnover of staff is another challenge schools in the UAE face, a former inspector said → Read More

University of Birmingham Dubai appoints two key senior academic leaders

The university is the first 'top 100' insititute from the UK to come to the UAE, and will begin taking students from this autumn ahead of the opening of its permanent campus in 2020 → Read More

UAE parents' view of obese children unrealistic, study shows

The study published in the UAE finds parents are neglecting the issues risking the health of their obese children → Read More

Registration for UAE teacher training programme opens in February

The Teacher and Educational Leadership Standards note-0and Licensing programme has been in the works since at least 2013 → Read More

Number of UAE students choosing to study in US drops, report shows

Experts said a combination of the social and political climate in the US and a fall in oil prices cutting into foreign education budgets can be credited for the decrease → Read More

Abu Dhabi Shoppers stock up before VAT implementation

Shoppers resigned to the introduction of five per cent VAT → Read More