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  • English Teachers | Economic Experiments | Al Qasimi Foundation | Education research

    126 English Language Teachers Participate in Economic Experiments at the Al Qasimi Foundation

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    September 21, 2013

    In the United Arab Emirates experimental economics research has largely been nonexistent. However, that is starting to change, and the Foundation is currently conducting research related to behavioral economics and English instructors.

  • Ras Al Khaimah | Prison Project | Capacity development | Inmate skills

    Ras Al Khaimah Prison Project Expands to Include Course Offerings

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    September 21, 2013

    Building on the initial success of its library project in the Ras Al Khaimah prison, the Al Qasimi Foundation has expanded its prison initiative to include English language classes and life skills workshops for inmates.

  • Ramadan | Iftar | Community Gathering | GCC Culture

    Celebrating Ramadan with the Al Qasimi Foundation

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    September 21, 2013

    In the Muslim calendar, Ramadan is a time of fasting and spiritual reflection, re-connecting with family and friends, and sharing thankfulness. The Al Qasimi Foundation again hosts an ifrar to introduce community members, particularly expatriates, to local Ramadan traditions.

  • Emirati Film | Community Gathering | Al Qasimi Foundation | Arts & culture

    8 Movies from 7 Emirates

    Asmaa Al Hameli, The National
    September 18, 2013

    Made in the UAE: An Evening of Emirati Short Films features diverse perspectives from some of the UAE's most talented filmmakers and is an initiative of the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research.

  • Skills Formation | GCC development | Wes Schwalje | Knowledge Economy

    Why The GCC Needs New Skills Formation Systems - Now

    Wes Schwalje, Gulf Business
    September 02, 2013

    Wes Schwalje is the chief operating officer at Tahseen Consulting and author of the Al Qasimi Foundation's latest working paper: A Conceptual Model of National Skills Formation for Knowledge-based Economic Development in the Arab World. He writes that swift action must be taken to create sustainable jobs and develop the GCC region into a truly global knowledge economy.

  • UAE boys | drop out | Education quality | Knowledge economy | Gender gap | Natasha Ridge | Al Qasimi Foundation

    Why Are UAE Boys Dropping Out of School?

    Suchitra Bajpai Chaudhary, Gulf News
    August 11, 2013

    Even as the UAE puts impressive and effective measures in place in education to take its knowledge-based economy to higher levels, Emirati males are dropping out of school at concerning rates.

  • Internships | Career | NYUAD | Al Qasimi Foundation | UAE Culture | Ras Al Khaimah

    Internships Open Doors to "Hidden" UAE for Overseas Students

    Melanie Swan, The National
    August 06, 2013

    Many overseas students find it tough to gain valid insight into the UAE's vast culture, history, and geography, but an internship with the Al Qasimi Foundation has allowed two NYU Abu Dhabi student to do just that.

  • Shop Dubai | Emirati artist | Fashion design | Suqrat bin Bisher

    Dubai Boutique a Haven for Emirati Artisans and Designers

    Melanie Swan, The National
    August 04, 2013

    A local boutique is doing its part to promote Emirati talent, from furniture makers to artists, jewellery makers to fashion designers.

  • Test scores | Emirati students | Gender gap | UAE Education | CEPA | Natasha Ridge

    English Test Scores Rise for Emirati Students

    Melanie Swan, The National
    July 23, 2013

    Scores obtained by young Emiratis in a crucial end-of-school English examination have risen for the first time in five years.

  • UAE Expats | Iftar | Community Gathering | Ras Al Khaimah | Al Qasimi Foundation

    UAE Expats Get a Taste for Iftar Sharing

    Rym Ghazal, The National
    July 21, 2013

    Ramadan brings a beautifully aromatic tradition in the Shaabiyat Zayed Al Qadema of Al Rams in Ras Al Khaimah, where the Al Qasimi Foundation hosted an Iftar dinner for expats in an Emirati home.