Khaleej Times UniExpo: AI, VR in focus as UAE students explore higher education – News

KT UniExpo will continue to cater to students until Saturday.

As classrooms around the globe go digital because of the pandemic, higher education remains a top priority for UAE students, and the demand is at an all-time high, according to education experts at Khaleej Times UniExpo.

They also spoke about various troubleshooting methods to follow while applying to students’ dream universities. Dr Ajay Shukla, co-founder and chief strategy officer of Higher Education – UAE, spoke on the importance of providing direct, indirect and distance counselling, keeping in mind the current situations.

Arsalan Yunus, director of Enroll, said: “The pandemic situation has struck the higher education industry hard. However, colleges are beginning to see promising numbers as universities in the UK, US and Canada are making special incentives for students to continue their education.”

He added that recent studies predicted at least eight million students pursuing their education by

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Six UAE higher education institutions lose licences

The Ministry of Education has cancelled the licences of six higher education institutions in the UAE as they failed to meet a host of academic and administrative criteria, according to a report of Arabic daily Al Bayan. Six other institutions were placed under monitoring.

Four new licences for universities and colleges were approved, while another four were rejected, the report added.

Professor Mohammad Yousuf Bani Yas, higher education adviser and director of the Academic Accreditation Commission at the Ministry of Education, said a set of criteria is being implemented in monitoring trust levels in universities in the UAE. They could achieve either ‘high’, ‘medium’, ‘low’ or ‘very low’ trust levels.

Among the factors that affect an institution’s evaluation are how good its academic programmes are; how clear its strategy is; and how much it cares about its students, especially during exams.

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Microsoft empowers UAE businesses, education and government offices to achieve more with latest Surface devices

Dubai – Professionals across a number of vital sectors including essential- organisations in government, healthcare, education and private sectors are using the latest Microsoft Surface devices to uphold critical business, services and learning. The devices, which are from the recently launched roster of Surface products, are part of the UAE digital debut of the new product range.

The Microsoft Surface Go 2, Surface Book 3, Surface Dock 2 and Surface USB-C®Travel Hub have been designed for power and secure portability. Their issuance to vital industry sectors across the country is intended to empower organisations to operate efficiently and safely at a time where their operations underpin the wellbeing and business continuity of others in the community.

Appealing to consumer and commercial users alike, the Microsoft Surface range has become known for its ability to cover a wide number of use cases. As an illustration/example, the UAE’s Abu Dhabi Department of

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