Sunday , 9 December 2018

Marc Mcilhone

Marc Mcilhone
Marc Mcilhone is ArabBrains' Editor - sourcing news and features content and overseeing the work of the site’s contributors. Marc’s work is informed by his technical background in architecture having worked for some of the UK’s leading practices on projects within the education, healthcare and housing sectors. Marc has a particular interest in how innovators are creating sustainable solutions that have a positive impact on people’s everyday lives. Please email press releases and news to: editor@arabbrains.com

Shortage of affordable quality private schools in Dubai must be addressed, study finds

There is a growing move towards more affordable education in Dubai There is a growing need for more affordable private schools in Dubai – as parents look for top quality alternatives to high-end education, a new report has found. A “persistant shortage” of schools from kindergarten through to grade 12 with mid-range fees offers a “gap in the market” for …

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UAE Cabinet approves new policies to empower Emirati women

The new empowerment package is based on three principal axes: Legislation and Policy, Services, and International Representation The UAE Cabinet adopted a new package of national legislative policies, and initiatives to empower Emirati women. In a special session, held at the General Women’s Union headquarters, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and …

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Research, education and infrastructure: How governments should spend to avoid tech obsolescence?

World Economic Forum research suggests more jobs will be created than destroyed through technological disruption Governments around the world concerned about the impact that technological change can have on jobs creation need to invest in research, education and infrastructure, according to a leading academic. Speaking at a press conference held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future …

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Council outlines vision for Arab digital economy

The Council of Arab Economic Unity (CAEU) has outlined its new vision aimed at digital inclusion, knowledge-based legislative and technology infrastructure, and public and private frameworks that will boost security, welfare and prosperity for the Arab societies. “A common vision for Arab Digital Economy” is the bold plan driven by the council at the League of Arab States to boost …

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Winners of ‘Illiteracy in the Arab World’ Challenge honoured

The Challenge attracted a host of outstanding projects and initiatives that seek to eradicate illiteracy. The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) has wrapped up the evaluation process for entries into the first round of the “Illiteracy in the Arab World” Challenge, with plans to announce the winners at the Knowledge Summit 2018, taking place on December 5 …

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Morocco Wins Gold and Silver Medals at Arab Math Olympics

Moroccan math whizzes are bringing home gold and silver medals from the Arab Mathematics Olympics. Rabat – Three Moroccan students won gold and silver medals at the first Arab Mathematics Olympics which ended on Thursday in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Mohamed Khir won a gold medal and Nizar El Ghazal and Mohamed El Kafil won silver medals. The competition awarded two …

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SRTI Park backs Big 5 Dubai 2018’s ‘FutureTech Construction Summit’

Sharjah’s future in innovation and advanced research to be highlighted As part of its efforts to promote innovation and advanced research in Sharjah and the UAE, the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park) has announced that it is participating in the one-day ‘FutureTech Construction Summit’ to be held this month in conjunction with the Big 5 Dubai 2018, …

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Robots and Humans to Work Together at HITEC® Dubai 2018

Frank Wolfe CAE, CEO of HFTP, said, “Hospitality robots are clearly at a tipping point For the first time, a robot will initiate the proceedings at HITEC Dubai 2018, the Middle East’s largest hospitality technology exhibition and conference taking place at the Madinat Jumeirah Dubai on 5th and 6th December 2018. Taking centre-stage at the show will be a Promobot, …

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5G Mobile Technology Coming to Morocco in 2022

The fifth generation of mobile phone and communication technology will be in Morocco as soon as 2022 Although Morocco is a leading country in the 4G mobile broadband with increasing numbers of subscribers having access to the fourth generation network in Africa, Moroccans will keep using the June 2015 technology for several more years. In its 2018 report about the …

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Nexford University to bridge a global skills gap

Egypt is one of the most important regions In less than a year, Nexford University (NXU), an online American university offering globally affordable education to learners worldwide, has closed its seed round of $4 million (April 2018), and has been licensed by the Higher Education Licensure Commission (HELC). The university, headquartered in Washington DC, analyzed more than 30 million job …

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