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:

Texas A&M at Qatar, QBWA to partner to support women engineers and engineering students

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Texas A&M University at Qatar and the Qatari Businesswomen Association (QBWA) announced signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 24 May in the VIP Majlis in the Texas A&M Engineering Building in Education City. Through this agreement, the branch campus and QBWA will partner to support female students, and to educate girls and their families about engineering to attract more ...

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Doha Bank breaks new ground in corporate cash management with ‘Tadbeer’ web-based platform


Revolutionary cash management system is transforming the banking experience for businesses across Qatar by allowing them to take personal control over their cash. Consolidating its position in the corporate banking market, Doha Bank is riding a wave of success driven by the rising popularity of “Tadbeer” – the bank’s innovative cash management system that has been transforming the way businesses ...

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UCI Supports Digital Future of Palestinian Schools


To equip the leaders of tomorrow for the challenges of the future, access to technology is essential. As one of Palestine’s leaders in innovation and business, Union Construction and Investment knows this very well. And this week, it’s providing young Palestinians with the equipment they need to thrive. As the sponsor of a charity breakfast hosted by the Canadian Representative ...

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Etisalat highlights the fit between Innovation and CSR in view of UAE’s future smart societies, at CSR Summit 2015


Etisalat , strategic partner and participant at the CSR Summit 2015, elaborated on the growing responsibility of businesses to adopt innovation in order to achieve the nation’s ‘smart’ vision. In a keynote presentation to the audience gathered for the 3-day event in Dubai, Ali Al Ahmed, Advisor to CEO at Etisalat , shed light on the need for a different ...

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Orange Jordan announces the full-scale rollout of its 4G network


The operator marks the first milestone of its Essentials 2020 strategy by delivering cutting-edge mobile and wireless broadband to the Jordanian market. Orange Jordan announced the full-scale launch of its 4G network, which will take place in the form of a gradual rollout that will ultimately deliver cutting-edge 4G services to Jordanians around the Kingdom. The announcement was made during ...

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Luminus Education offers “grassroots” solution to Youth Unemployment in Region


Multimillion IFC , Swicorp Investment to roll out vocational model by 2020. Luminus Education, Jordan’s leading vocational and technical education provider, has announced the launch of a regional expansion strategy funded by a multi-million dollar investment initiative of the International Finance Corporation ( IFC ), a member of the World Bank Group, and Swicorp. The 18 million U.S. dollar agreement ...

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Global youth forum bridges gap between students and CSR practicioners


The 4th edition of the Global Youth Forum kicked-off this morning at Zaabeel Ladies Club in Dubai, following the theme “Social Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics”. Organized by the CSR division of Al-Ahli Holding Group and Sony Mobile, in partnership with DUBAI SME and Zabeel Ladies Club, and sponsored by Emirates Islamic Bank and DP World, the event promoted social entrepreneurship ...

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Doha: Medical education goes high-tech

Dr. Deborah Sutherland, CEO of the University of South Florida Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation

The ways in which simulation-based learning methods are changing medical education were explored at a special lecture given by a visiting expert in the field. Dr. Deborah Sutherland, CEO of the University of South Florida Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, told an audience of students and healthcare professionals about the opportunities and challenges posed by the increasing use ...

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DSOA to Showcase its Entrepreneurship Center at ArabNet Digital Summit 2015


Designed to Nurture Start-ups and Young Entrepreneurs in the Fields of Technology and Digital Islamic Economy Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority ( DSOA ), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, will showcase its Dubai Technology Entrepreneurship Centre (DTEC) as part of its participation at ArabNet Digital Summit 2015, the region’s premier conference for ...

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UAE: Ministry of Education approves curriculum for 3rd semester examination of current academic school year


The Ministry of Education (MoE) has revealed that it has already approved the curriculum that will cover the third semester examinations of the current academic school year, especially for transitional classes and specific 12th grade subjects like science and literature. In line with this, the Ministry has already distributed copies of the full details of the approved curriculum, including essential ...

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