Sunday , 19 August 2018

Science & Tech

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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Tunisia to boost its S&T with US$16.5 million project

[TUNIS] The Tunisian government has launched a US$16.5 million project to support the country’s scientific research and innovation systems.

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7th Arab Technology Business Competition winners announced

November 7th, they participate in the Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley-USA Egypt, Lebanon and Yemen win the top three places in the final of the 7th Arab Technology Business Competition

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Genpact Inaugurates Delivery Center in UAE

Genpact Limited (NYSE: G), a global leader in business process and technology management, today announced the opening of its Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) global delivery center. The 80-seat modern center set up in Dubai as a licensed partner of Dubai Outsource Zone (DOZ), a member of TECOM investments, will provide business process services such as claims processing, customer service, …

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Abu Dhabi to explore renewable energy challenges

ABU DHABI: The world’s most influential leaders in renewable energy, including heads of state, policy makers, government officials, business leaders, and academics, will gather in Abu Dhabi, the emerging global hub for renewable energy, to discuss, promote and debate the challenges and solutions of the world’s energy requirements at the World Future Energy Summit 2012.

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Arab scientists call for joined up development research

[CAIRO] Arab scientists want their countries to undertake regionally coordinated research into sustainable development, saying that policies established almost 20 years ago, after the 1992 Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, have largely failed.

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The 7th Arab Technology Business Plan Competition

50 entrepreneurs from 15 Arab countries competing for the first eight ranks 7th Arab Technology Business Plan Competition (TBPC)’s final on October 25th, 2011

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Innovation key for future success of Islamic finance system

Innovation is the key to the future success of the Islamic finance industry and to meet the challenges of contributing to economic growth and to facilitate internationalization of the industry. According to Nor Mohamed Yakcop, minister in the prime minister’s department in Malaysia, “the Islamic financial system has to continually innovate and adapt in order to be competitive. At the …

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Banana compost could boost crop yields, a study finds

[CAIRO] Using old banana trees to make compost may help boost crop yields while cutting down water and fertiliser use, according to an Egyptian researcher. After fruiting, banana trees could be converted into compost – Flickr/jeremy franchi Banana-based fertiliser could cut about 20 per cent of the water used in irrigating maize and lead to better yields and improved soil …

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Djibouti: Solar Powered Community Stations Now Open

Doraleh, Djibouti / Dubai, United Arab Emirates: DP World’s programme to develop health and educational capacity along transport corridors in Africa has taken another concrete step forward with the opening of an internetconnected, solar-powered community station in Djibouti.

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