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  • 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.

  • Emirati students | English skills | Remote areas | Ras Al Khaimah | Al Qasimi Foundation

    Summer School is Opening New Doors for Emirati Pupils

    Melanie Swan, The National
    July 14, 2013

    It seems an obvious solution, and it is giving teenagers in remote villages in Ras Al Khaimah the chance of a university education. It's summer school for English learning.

  • Malala | Gender gap | United Nations | Natasha Ridge

    Girl Who Defied the Taliban: Abu Dhabi Taking Malala's Fight to the Big Screen

    Eugene Harnan, The National
    July 14, 2013

    Now an Abu Dhabi production company will make a feature-length documentary about Malala and her fight for education.

  • UAE Education System | Education quality | NYUAD | Paris Sorbonne | Natasha Ridge

    UAE Education System to Rival World's Best

    Wafa Issa, The National
    June 30, 2013

    An education system on par with the best international standards is vital for grooming young Emiratis to fill vital roles in every sector of the economy. Over the past 10 years, the government has sought to provide this by constantly expanding options and improving standards.