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  • Emirati Parents | Private school | Natasha Ridge | Education quality

    Emirati Parents Increasingly Turning to Private Schools

    Roberta Pennington, The National
    January 05, 2015

    The percentage of Emirati pupils in private education rose from 31.9 in the 2010-2011 academic year to 34.7 percent in 2013-2014.

  • Male Teachers | United Arab Emirate | Teacher Shortage | Adverse Effects

    Lack of Male Teachers in UAE has Adverse Effect on Educators and Pupils, Say Experts

    Ola Salem, The National
    January 01, 2015

    The absence of Emirati men in the education system means that young male pupils have no role models, and when a profession becomes feminised, as is the case with teaching, salaries can dip.

  • Hands on Learning | Ras Al Khaimah | Vocational education

    Hands on Learning Takes off in Ras Al Khaimah

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    December 09, 2014

    Ras Al Khaimah has seen the launch of a new program that is targeted at supporting high school students who may be at risk of dropping out of school.

  • Medical tourism | Sarath Ganji | Fulbright scholar | Al Qasimi Foundation | Majlis event

    Study of Healthcare in the UAE Crosses Borders, Locally and Globally

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    December 09, 2014

    Sarath Ganji is a Fulbright Scholar being hosted by the Al Qasimi Foundation. While Mr. Ganji pursues research that may help the Foundation promote evidence-based decision making among local policymakers, he benefits from the Foundation’s core competencies, including its presence in academic and policymaking communities.

  • University of Sydney | RAK Hospital | Breast cancer study | public health research

    Seed Grant Supports Breast Cancer Research in Ras Al Khaimah

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    December 09, 2014

    This December, a delegation from the University of Sydney, Australia visited Ras Al Khaimah to raise awareness and conduct a study on breast cancer.

  • FIlmmakers | Emirati film | Directors | Dubai International Film Festival | Burden | DIFF

    Local Filmmakers Highlight Life and Society in UAE Through Cinematic Works

    Dubai International Film Festival
    November 23, 2014

    A host of emerging UAE directors and their experienced peers will participate in the Dubai International Film Festival’s (DIFF’s) Muhr Emirati Competition, including the Al Qasimi's Suqrat bin Bisher.

  • Dubai | Private Education | KHDA | Susan Kippels

    Report Praises State of Dubai’s Private Education Sector

    Melanie Swan, The National
    November 03, 2014

    A report released by the World Bank on the state of Dubai’s private education sector has revealed the emirate’s regulator “has put into place a system that is uniquely adapted to the private education landscape” in the emirate.

  • Della Mae | Al Qasimi Foundation | Arts & Culture | U.S. Consulate | Robert Waller

    Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research Organizes Musical Evening

    October 30, 2014

    In collaboration with the U.S. Consulate in Dubai, the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research organized a musical evening with the Della Mae band in the presence of his excellency Robert Waller, U.S. Consul General, and Dr. Natasha Ridge, Executive Director of the Foundation.

  • Al Jazeera Al Hamra | Sustainable development | Ras Al Khaimah

    Sustainable Urban Planning for Arid Coastal Environments

    October 26, 2014

    The commercial developments lining the coasts of the Arabian Peninsula have various implications for the environment. This paper is interested in the relationship between residents' perceptions of these coastal landscapes and the effects of such extensive developments. Al Jazeera Al Hamra is one of the only fully standing abandoned villages in the Gulf region and carries a rich history and once critical coastal location.

  • Emirati Boys | Teacher disengagement | education quality | Al Qasimi Foundation | Ras Al Khaimah

    Emirati Boys Suffer Due to Teacher Disinterest

    Samihah Zaman, Gulf News
    September 24, 2014

    In addition to ensuring that Emirati teachers remain motivated, education officials must also exert more efforts to help expatriate public school remain passionate about their jobs.