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Class act: Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

Class act: Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

The chairman of the Arab world’s largest private education foundation, Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, explains why his greatest challenge will be to convince local governments and institutions to embrace online learning.

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University challenge: UAE's education chief Dr Ahmad Belhoul

University challenge: UAE's education chief Dr Ahmad Belhoul

If the UAE is to develop its knowledge economy and diversify away from oil, then it needs to ensure that its citizens are ready and willing to work in the private sector. Dr Ahmad Belhoul, the UAE’s new Minister of State for Higher Education, reveals...

The educator: Skyline Group's Kamal Puri

The educator: Skyline Group's Kamal Puri

There is a lot to learn about running a successful business, not least keeping up with evolving trends. Skyline Group Chairman Kamal Puri reveals what the next leaders should be learning

Dr Abdullah Al Karam: Claims of excessive school fees are

Dr Abdullah Al Karam: Claims of excessive school fees are "a myth" as Dubai's education system is "value for money"

Dubai already has the most diverse education system in the world. And as a record number of new schools enter the maturing market, the man in charge of ensuring top marks, Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) director-general Dr Abdullah Al...

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Finding happiness: Happy Box interview

Finding happiness: Happy Box interview

Educational activities concept, The Happy Box, has become one of the past year’s most talked-about new businesses. Co-founders Jumana and Linda Al Darwish explain what pushed them to launch the company

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Future Kids interview: Samantha Malkoun

Future Kids interview: Samantha Malkoun

Samantha Malkoun tells StartUp how her brain training business Future Kids aims to give children a fully rounded education and a love for learning

Ajman with a plan

Ajman with a plan

Thumbay Moideen has played a huge role in bringing top-drawer healthcare and education facilities to the UAE. Now he’s on a mission to make Thumbay Group a $2bn international giant

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Iba Masood interview: Fruitful careers

Iba Masood has gone from graduation to being a successful entrepreneur in no time at all. Her online business Gradberry is now trying to help others take the leap from education to employment

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Class action

Class action

Dino Varkey, senior director of business operations at GEMS, talks fees, future plans and setting up shop in Saudi.

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For the best and the brightest

For the best and the brightest

Manchester Business School Worldwide: bringing the world-class Manchester Masters of Business Administration (MBA) to the Middle East.

Training success

Training success

Fadi Ganni, CEO of Morgan International reveals why his company is on top of the training ladder.

Higher learning

Higher learning

Prof Rob Whelan, University of Wollongong in Dubai president talks about UAE's educational aspirations.

Etisalat Academy... The can-do organization

It seems strange that in times of economic downturn, during which companies need the best qualifications to carry on success or to survive, the first thing they think of cutting down on is training. Etisalat looks to do things differently.


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