Sharjah University begins receiving applications for bachelor’s program in international relations

Sharjah: The University of Sharjah has begun receiving applications for admission for bachelor’s program in international relations. This came after university received the initial accreditation from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

In a statement on this occasion, Prof. Dr. Samy Mahmoud, Chancellor of the University of Sharjah highlighted Sharjah University’s keenness to launch this important program as it is urgently needed by the community, especially after the United Arab Emirates’ wider linkage with different people and nations of the world.

Government announces working hours for public institutions during Ramadan

Dubai: The working hours of employees at the various ministries and other federal institutions will be from 9AM until 2PM, said a circular issued by Minister of Education Humaid Mohamed Obaid Al Qattami in his capacity as Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources.

The circular is issued as per the Cabinet decision No.13/Year 2012 in implementation of the federal Law 11/2008.

The FAGHR offered sincere greetings to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Their Highnesses the UAE Supreme Council Members and Rulers of Emirates on the occasion of the advent of Holy Ramadan.

SKMC to hold Public Lecture about Obesity tomorrow

Abu Dhabi: Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), managed by Cleveland Clinic, holds tomorrow its thirtieth monthly public lecture on Obesity under the title titled “Healthy Eating for You, Pre and Post Bariatric Surgery”.

The lecture will be held in the auditorium of SKMC, first floor, Surgical Pavilion from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm and is opened to all patients and the public.

SKMC is part of the SEHA HealthSystem and is owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC (SEHA), which is responsible for the curative activities of all the public hospitals and clinics in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The lecture will comprise of a presentation and then a question and answer session. It will cover all essential topics about the food diet before and after the bariatric surgery, dedicated to the obese individuals and promoting a healthy lifestyle. The lecture will be presented by Dr. Abdelrahman Nimeri, Director of the Bariatric ‘&’ Metabolic Institute – Abu Dhabi of SKMC and Nour Al Mehairi, Clinical Dietitian at SKMC.

First Fujairah NASA intern returns from 4 month mission work in Silicon Valley

Dubai: The historic Emirati NASA interns have again made history -this time with the completion of work by its newest research fellow -a female UAE University chemical engineering student who hails from a small traditional village of Thoban in Fujairah.

While Maryam’s work at NASA focused on solid waste processing, other mission work undertaken by the UAE NASA research fellows have focused on phone sats (satellites), gray water recycling, remote sensing, avionics, platinum Leed green building automation, mars rovers, and more. The innovative work has taken place at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California under official Agreement between the UAE’s Arab Youth Venture Foundation and NASA, the USA’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The NASA UAE innovative partnership program has now seem 16 UAE nationals work inside the restricted areas of NASA for up to four months on mission work that has provided immersive practical and team work experiences and is aimed at empowering the next generation of Emiratis toward success in their dynamic careers in burgeoning strategic business sectors in the UAE.

According to Fujairah’s Maryam Yammahi, “This was a great opportunity for me to join one of the most magnificent scientific organizations of the world (NASA). Being a part of this program was a dream and as a chemical engineering university student, I am very proud to have worked with excellent researchers in the area of .solid waste processing and how water absorption affects different materials – particularly spacesuits. Living in the US also had a good affect on my personality -I became a more responsible, communicative and patient team member and living in the US also taught me to respect the rules and be more active. Now that I’m home I will certainly use what I learnt at NASA in my coming years to be a good engineer for the UAE”.

Lisa LaBonte, CEO of AYVF commented, “Adding our first Fujeirah intern to the UAE NASA alumni base is highly valuable in many respects, particiularly in terms of education and outreach to impact younger students. Maryam will have the ability to make a positive impact as to the merits of studying math and science through her local schools visits and related events.

Ministry of Health Discusses Cooperation with Mayo Clinic

Dubai: The Ministry of Health discussed with a delegation from Mayo Clinic, cooperation between two parties in the field of continuous medical education and exchanging experts and consultants to provide checkup and treatment for critical cases in the ministry’s facilities.

The delegation, chaired by Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Abdulla Razzouq, included staff from the health relations department in Mayo Clinic Group.

Dr. Mostafa Al Hashemi, Director of Overseas Consultants Program and Acting Director of Dubai Medical District at the Ministry of Health, stated that the two parties discussed research cooperation in the field of specialized healthcare, overseas consultants program and the training of doctors and technicians in the healthcare centers of mayo clinic group.

Mayo Clinic Group is one of the specialized organizations in health and medical sciences and located in Rochester City, Minnesota State-USA. The group includes Mayo Clinic Medical School, Senior Mayo Clinic College and a number of medical sciences schools in addition to research sections, hospitals, specialized and public clinics. The group includes four thousand doctors and fifty thousand scientists as well as assistant medical supporting staff.

Masdar Institute’s summer internship program to display projects on completion

ABU DHABI: Students participating in the research-based summer internship program continue to find their knowledge pursuit into clean energy a delightfully intense and rewarding experience at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies.

The summer internship program at Masdar Institute commenced from 1 July and will continue for six-weeks. A total of 16 UAE national university seniors and/or those graduating this year with science, engineering or computer science as major subjects are participating in the program that offers more than 15 research projects in clean energy and sustainable technologies.

These projects include areas such as carbon capture and storage (CCS), water recycling, solar energy, applications for healthcare data and power grid systems simulations.

Students realize the extent of the value the summer internship will bring to their professional lives in the future.

Zayed Al Mansouri, a student at the University of Alberta, Canada, said: “As a university student, working here at Masdar Institute has helped showcase what life will be like after I graduate. In the university, you are expected not to know and will be guided in detail. Masdar Institute is more like the real world. Your professor expects you to know and if you don’t, then you have to do your own research and learn for yourself. If you are willing to work, the hands-on experience of being part of innovative research is a wonderful opportunity.” His remark echoed similar sentiments expressed by other students.

Hazza Ali Bani Malek, a Mechatronics student at the Higher Colleges of Technology, Ras Al Khaima, said: “The summer internship program at Masdar Institute is a unique hands-on experience and a life-time chance for students to learn and contribute alongside top-notch scientists on real world projects that in the future, will benefit the country, and the world.” Participating students also believe that the singular and professional nature of the internships will be useful for their future careers.

Aisha Alsouqi, majoring in biotechnology at the University of Sharjah, said: “Being a part of this internship is an overwhelming experience and Masdar Institute unlike other institutions offers the chance to do research professionally and independently.” Though the intense nature of the research internships may be demanding for some students, they have also affirmed that Masdar Institute is one of the best places that can effectively lead them to innovations and new technologies.

Mariam Mohamed Alkaabi, a biotechnology student at the University of Sharjah, said: “Training in Masdar Institute was both an exhausting and a wonderfully enjoyable experience at the same time. It’s the only place that satisfy my passion in science and research and the place where ideas, inventions and technology can make this world a better place.” The students will continue with their projects and research outcomes will be showcased during an award ceremony on completion of the program. The research is directed by Masdar Institute faculty that is well-known for its accomplishments in clean energy and sustainable technologies.

Established as an on-going collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Masdar Institute integrates theory and practice to incubate a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, working to develop the critical thinkers and leaders of tomorrow. With its world-class faculty and top-tier students, the Institute is committed to finding solutions to the challenges of clean energy and climate change through education and research.