Friday , 24 November 2017

Education

Dubai School of Government and Sheikh Zayed Housing Program Jointly Organizes Executive Education Initiative

Dubai-UAE: 03 May, 2012 – Dubai School of Government (DSG), a teaching and research institution focusing on public policy, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme (SZHP) to organize a customized executive education leadership development curriculum that will nurture young leaders of tomorrow. As an immediate outcome of the agreement, the program titled ‘Zayed …

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Abu-Ghazaleh Addresses Change for Quality in Education

We need a new learning system for a new knowledge world – Abu-Ghazaleh Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) stressed that we need a new educational system that is compatible with the knowledge age. Speaking at the Annual Private Schools Conference on “Quality of School Education” held at the Kempinski Hotel- Dead Sea, Abu-Ghazaleh, Guest of Honor, said …

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“Go Green,” at Qatar Foundation’s Earth Day Fair

More than one million people worldwide participated in this year’s ‘Earth Day,’ to voice their appreciation for the planet and demand its protection. A key participantin Qatar’s festivities was Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) ,host of the first ever ‘Qatar Environmental Education Fair.’ Held in the Hamad bin Khalifa University Student Center, the event gathered close to 30organisations, all striving …

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Brics ministers call on G20 to strengthen coordination

Pretoria – Brics trade ministers have asked their counterparts in the G20 to strengthen coordination in promoting a rigorous response to the current economic uncertainties. “We have made this call so that all economies may pursue a sustainable and development-friendly integration in global trade, including adjustment strategies for their industries and workforce, as well as the appropriate social and sectoral …

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The Colleges of Technology to introduce seven new specialisations at GHEDEX 2012

Muscat: The second largest higher education institution in Oman, the Higher College of Technology (HCT) has announced its participation as lead sponsor for GHEDEX 2012 – Oman’s premier Global Higher Education Exhibition. Organised by OITE Trade Fairs under the patronage of the Ministry of Higher Education and supported by the British Council, AMIDEAST and the Embassy of the Kingdom of …

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Somalia: Burkas to tracksuits

The Somali Athletics Federation will select one female runner from a field of 10 to compete in the 400-metres at this year’s London Olympics. The youngest of those currently training in Mogadishu is Najma, 10. She started running six months ago, shortly after Al-Shabab left the city. “My father encouraged me,” said Najma. She knows she is lucky – most …

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Syrian uprising takes toll on scientific community

The civil unrest that erupted in Syria in March last year has left the country’s scientific community in turmoil, researchers say. Heavy cuts have been made to research budgets, and work at the majority of Syria’s universities and research centres has ground to a halt. Syria has four large universities with a strong science and technology focus. Three of these institutions — Al-Baath, …

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Oman: 12 Irish Universities at GHEDEX 2012

Muscat: From a global viewpoint, Oman is an emerging market with economic and social development taking place at a fast pace. In an age where access to information and higher education play a vital role in speeding up the process of development in a country, Oman is making its mark. Aimed at providing students with the best higher education opportunities …

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Game approach to improve outbreak modelling skills

A game aimed at teaching mathematicians and epidemiologists to understand and handle complex data generated by disease outbreaks has been developed by US researchers, according to a story in Science NOW. Muizenberg Mathematical Fever (MMF) was designed by Steve Bellan, an ecologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and Juliet Pulliam, from the University of Florida, and tested at a workshop on epidemiology modelling in South …

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Africa needs human resources strategy

African countries must adopt a strategy for developing human resources with the skills to manage and deliver health research, argue Carel IJsselmuiden and colleagues from the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED). Although Africa’s health research capacity has grown in recent years, it remains uncoordinated, small-scale and driven from outside the continent, they say. The international community should support efforts to make human resources planning …

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