Thursday , 24 January 2019

Education

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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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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Interview: Egypt’s PPP unit seeks bidders for schools, housing and infrastructure projects

Requests for proposals for projects covering up to 200 new schools and eight dry ports to be issued in the first quarter of 2019 Egypt’s government plans to issue tenders for the second phase of a government programme to develop 200 schools under a public-private partnership (PPP) framework in the first quarter of 2019. Requests for proposals for private sector …

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UAE students compete for the coveted Curtin University Dubai’s Business Cup Challenge 2018

This year’s competition focused on blockchain technology and the use of cryptocurrency in businesses Curtin University Dubai, one of Australia’s most highly regarded and prestigious universities, gets ready for the grand finale of their acclaimed Business Cup Challenge which will conclude on 24th November at Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies Auditorium. The Business Cup Challenge (BCC), running for …

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World Bank: Education is not achieving its potential for MENA region

Education has the potential to shape the development trajectory of nations, boost growth and spread prosperity but in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) it is not achieving its potential, according to a new World Bank report. Despite the region’s large investments in education, young people are not learning the skills they need to compete in the labor …

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UAE Minister of Education visits RIT Dubai

H E Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, UAE’s Minister of Education, visited Rochester Institute of Technology – Dubai (RIT Dubai) earlier this week. He was given a tour of the facilities and introduced to the innovative education solutions and cutting-edge technologies implemented at the university. H E Hammadi was welcomed by Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni, vice chairman and CEO of …

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Egypt’s PPP unit seeks bidders for schools, housing and infrastructure projects

Requests for proposals for projects covering up to 200 new schools and eight dry ports to be issued in the first quarter of 2019 Egypt’s government plans to issue tenders for the second phase of a government programme to develop 200 schools under a public-private partnership (PPP) framework in the first quarter of 2019. Requests for proposals for private sector …

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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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UAE classrooms bring to life Expo 2020 Dubai themes with new online learning resources

Expo School Programme materials designed to engage, inspire and spark curiosity Focuses include future careers, smart technology and environmental conservation Resources developed in collaboration with volunteer teachers from across the UAE Educators in the UAE can now complement their lessons with a variety of fun and forward-thinking topics and activities developed as part of a new series of online learning …

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