Friday , 24 November 2017

Education

Qatar is investing $125 billion on construction & energy projects

10 Smart cities projects already underway The Qatari government driven by its Vision 2030 plan, has committed over US$140 billion for investment, infrastructure and expansion in a wide range of sectors, including energy, health, education, transport, infrastructure and tourism.  The government recently announced a US$125bn spending plan for construction and energy projects. This includes spending for the 2022 World Cup …

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Arab researchers welcome online research database

[AMMAN] Scientists in the Arabic-speaking world have welcomed the launch of a subscription service by an online academic database of scientific and intellectual research in the region. The database, called E-Marefa, was launched last month (9 January) and is being overseen by the Jordan-based firm Knowledge World Company for Digital Content. It aims to provide Arab companies and scientists access to research …

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Biotech incubator launched for Arab researchers

Veterinary medicine will be one of the fields to benefit from the incubator Flickr-US National Archives [ABU DHABI] A biotechnology incubator aimed at supporting Arab researchers has been established following the signing earlier this month (13 February) of a two-year agreement between Abu Dhabi University and the medical research and product development company AccuVis Bio. The incubator, a first for …

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Qatar awards spur growth of ‘a culture of science’

[DOHA] The Qatar Foundation has honoured 15 research projects at its second Annual Research Forum for excellence in pioneering innovative scientific research last month (23 November).

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Egypt’s science city to spawn national research network

[CAIRO] Egypt is to establish a network of universities and research centres that will collaborate with the country’s planned US$2 billion science city, which is scheduled to open its doors to students in September 2012.

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Socio-Economic Reintegration of Marginalized Moroccan Youth

An Internatinal Organisation of Migration (IOM) programme seeking to tackle the pressing socio-economic reintegration needs of underprivileged and at-risk young people in the northern Moroccan cities of Tangier and Tétouan has assisted more than 9,000 vulnerable individuals over the past year.

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UNESCO advances gender equality in Moroccan TV

UNESCO’s Office in Rabat, the Medias Training Centre and the Casablanca School of Journalism and Communication organized a training workshop on gender sensitive scriptwriting on 10 and 11 November 2011 in Casablanca, Morocco. This activity took place within the framework of UNESCO’s programme to promote gender sensitive media content in the Maghreb countries.

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New network brings together PhD students in Africa and Europe

A project to establish a unique network for doctoral students and early career researchers in African and European countries was launched today by the Association of Commonwealth Universities at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar.

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United Arab Emirates: Education is a critical asset

The second Horasis Global Arab Business Meeting took place in Ras al Khaimah over 9 -10th October. It was opened by His Highness Shaikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, who called upon Arab businesses to look for innovation and invest in knowledge.  In this he follows an old line of …

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Saudi Arabia: 7 new colleges approved by King Abdullah

JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has approved seven new colleges including two medical colleges, Higher Education Minister Khaled Al-Anqari announced on Monday. The new colleges will be established in Tabuk (college of business) Hail (business of administration), Baha (college of computer science and information technology), Hafr Al-Baten (college of business administration) and Asyah, Qassim (college of …

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