(photo credit: UAE National Science, Technology and Innovation)

The UAE has emerged as a leader in the Middle East in driving technological innovation and digital strategies. In the spirit of fostering greater innovation through partnerships, Area9 Lyceum was proud to be a silver-level sponsor of the Emirates Young Scientist Competition at the UAE National Science, Technology and Innovation (NSTI) Festival.

This festival was held February 4-8, 2020, concurrent with UAE Innovation Month. This event also coincided with preparations for the UEA’s 50th anniversary, which will be celebrated in 2021, with a focus on future generations.

The NSTI Festival featured a global conference, student retreat, science fair, and innovation lab. The main event  was The Emirates Young Scientist Competition, which attracted 2,472 projects submitted by 5,791 male and female students from 427 government and private schools.

At the festival, students had the opportunity to interact with leaders from many fields, including technology, biology, environmental science, chemistry, physics, math, education, and social and behavioral science. Area9 presented learning technology initiatives, showcasing its fourth generation Area9 Rhapsode™ adaptive learning platform. Four adaptive learning workshops given by Area9 experts were attended by more than 100 students and teachers from across the UAE.

“As the UAE advances its digitalization strategy, learning and skill-building will take on increasing importance,” said Ulrik Juul Christensen, M.D., chairman of Area9 Group. “Leveraging the latest in technology and personalization through adaptive learning will help ensure that more people are ready to advance the Emirate’s economic evolution.”

In addition, Area9 awarded a student internship to learn more about adaptive learning and become a certified adaptive learning engineer through our Area9 U program.

“We’re pleased to offer these unique opportunities through our workshops and by sponsoring a student internship,” said Hania Baramki, Managing Director, MENA, for Area9 Lyceum. “We look forward to more collaboration in the UAE and throughout the Middle East.”


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Area9 Lyceum builds 21st century skills and competencies through the world’s first four-dimensional learning platform, Area9 Rhapsode™. Based on more than 20 years of research into human factors and cognition, our AI-based platform delivers truly personalized learning at scale – cutting training time in half, guaranteeing proficiency, and making lasting impacts on careers and business outcomes.