In The News

News | events | Al Qasimi Foundation | Ras Al Khaimah skyline | media

News Search

  • New International Report Strikes an Optimistic Note on Arab Education

    Al-Fanar Media
    November 11, 2016

    Most countries in the Arab world have been placed in the “very high” category of a worldwide table that ranks countries based on young people’s digital skills and their access to basic and secondary education. Predictably, the Gulf states top the Arab list. Dr. Soohyun Jeon discusses other improvements that still need to be made to continue improving education in the region.

    Read more
  • Ras Al Khaimah Case Study on Education 2030 launched in United Arab Emirates

    UNESCO office in Doha
    October 13, 2016

    UNESCO Doha has successfully conducted the Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates Case Study in collaboration with the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation and the National Commission of UNESCO in the United Arab Emirates and Ministry of Education, which was launched on 13 October 2016 in the RAK Chamber of Commerce.

    Read more
  • Al Qasimi Foundation awards its first documentary film grant awards

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    September 29, 2016

    The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research is pleased to announce Emirati film director Abdulla Al Kaabi and Nigerian cinematographer Usman Oluwaseyi as the first-ever recipients of the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival Documentary Film Grant awards.

    Read more
  • 6 Tips and tricks on how to conduct a successful focus group

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    September 29, 2016

    Regardless of the topic, focus groups seek to discover key concerns and opinions of selected stakeholders when there is little or no information available. They are relatively inexpensive and provide deeper information as people engage in longer discussions. Here are some key tips and tricks on leading a successful focus group.

    Read more
  • McDonald’s Ras Al Khaimah hosted Foundation’s Hands On Learning students for a work experience day

    McDonald’s Al Safeer Management Team
    September 08, 2016

    Students in the Al Qasimi Foundation’s Hands On Learning program had an opportunity to experience working as a McDonald’s team member for a day thanks to a partnership with the Al Safeer McDonald’s restaurant in Ras Al Khaimah.

    Read more
  • Fee increases approved for some Abu Dhabi schools, some by up to 50%

    Roberta Pennington, The National
    August 14, 2016

    The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) said on Tuesday that 51 out of 186 private schools may raise their fees for the academic year starting next month, some by up to 50 percent. Despite the announcement, school fee schedules posted by ADEC show that tuition fees will maintain their same price levels as in the elapsed academic year, making parents confused in regards to the fees they will be paying.

    Read more
  • Mandatory Teacher Training Often Repetitive and Irrelevant, UAE Study Shows

    Roberta Pennington, The National
    July 17, 2016

    Mandatory training for public school teachers is often repetitive, irrelevant, or provided by unqualified instructors, a study has suggested. The UAE has one of the highest rates of teachers taking part in professional development, at 92 percent, but the survey shows discontent with its quality.

    Read more
  • More Help Needed for UAE Youth and the Elderly

    Roberta Pennington, The National
    July 16, 2016

    State-funded foundations offer opportunities to promising Emirati youth but lack services to meet the growing needs of at-risk youths, the elderly, and the environment, a study has found.

    Read more
  • Teacher Licensing and Balancing Investment are Key Challenges for UAE Education Sector

    Nadeem Hanif, The National
    July 12, 2016

    Getting every teacher through the UAE’s licensing system and maintaining a clearer balance between investment in schools and profits will be key challenges facing the education sector into the next decade, experts say. Dr. Natasha Ridge calls for a more diverse education sector with a wider range of non-profit schools.

    Read more
  • What Cognitive Science Tells Us About Arabic Literacy

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    June 29, 2016

    Education leaders in the Gulf are familiar with international benchmark tests like the PIRLS, TIMSS, and PISA. Most are also familiar with the reality that, despite massive financial investments in education on the part of GCC states, their test scores remain comparatively low. Cognitive neuroscience, believes Dr. Abadzi, may shed light on why Arab students fall behind students from other nations at such early stages in their education.

    Read more