UAE rises in Global Knowledge Index, top in region
The UAE continues to rise in the global ranking of knowledge-based societies, securing the 18th spot. The index is an initiative by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and measures 136 countries across different criteria including, pre-university education, technical and vocational education and training, higher education, research development and innovation, information and communications technology, economy, and general enabling environment.
Free after-school sessions in Abu Dhabi for over 5,600 students
The first phase of free after-school classes covering STEAM topics have been rolled out, offering 15 courses to 70 classes and serving approximately 1,793 students. In an initiative introduced by ADEK, this is set to expand to cater for 5,688 students and will extend to include topics such as; coding, robotics, machine learning and arts.