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UAE Space Agency reviews new satellite design

The satellite will provide valuable insight into the concentration of nutrients in the coastal waters of the Arabian Gulf The UAE Space Agency, working in partnership with Khalifa University of Science and Technology and the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (Aurak), has reviewed the preliminary design of the MeznSat 3U CubeSat, which is being developed to monitor and study …

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Dubai Aerospace signs $480mln loan deal

The $480mln loan, which includes both conventional and Islamic finance tranches, has “accordion facility” allowing it to be increased to $800 mln By Davide Barbuscia, Reuters News DUBAI- Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), one of the world’s largest aircraft lessors, said on Monday it had signed a four-year loan deal for $480 million. DAE, a government-controlled company set up in 2006, …

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Forbes Middle East hosts its first healthcare event

Three panel discussions discussed future of healthcare. Forbes Middle East has held its first healthcare event highlighting the current trends and potential opportunities in the healthcare sector, built around a series of panel discussions and keynote speeches by industry leaders. Moderated by PwC, conversations centered around shaping the future of healthcare, finding a balance in pharma and implementing machine medicine. …

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HBKU Holds Education City’s First PhD Defense

The College of Science and Engineering celebrates the achievements of its students A new milestone in the two decades of Qatar Foundation (QF) for Education, Science and Community Development history was achieved when Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) College of Science and Engineering (CSE) hosted Education City’s first-ever PhD thesis defense session. The momentous event comes ahead of HBKU’s schedule …

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Seed investments: The ideas the UAE is backing to help boost rainfall levels

Zawya speaks to the three scientists whose ideas have received $5 mln via this year’s Rain Enhancement Programme. By Nada Al Rifai, ZAWYA As the United Arab Emirates navigates the path to raise its water security levels, the arid Gulf country is funding a number of new research ideas aimed at boosting rainfall. The UAE’s Rain Enhancement Programme this year …

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Innovation Arabia 11 continues for the 2nd day in Dubai

An important scientific research study announced under the title: “Life expectancy and main causes of mortality in the UAE: A systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 1990 – 2016” UAE: The second day of Innovation Arabia 11 continued at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, with the active participation of a number of world class speakers, …

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Libya: Training of Trainers Workshop for Capacity Building on Hinari Access to Research for Health Programme

The workshop aims to empower the registered institutions to access the data according to the scientific guidelines which will help the academicians and researchers to make effective use of information On 19 February 2018, World Health Organization with financial support from the European Union started five day capacity building on HINARI Access to Research for Health Programme: Training Workshop, “Training …

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Space, the next frontier for UAE-India cooperation

In February last year, for instance, the UAE chose India as a partner to launch its nanosatellite Nayif-1 into space. Image used for illustrative purpose. Space satellite orbiting the earth on a background star sun. Elements of this image furnished by NASA. Image used for illustrative purpose. Space satellite orbiting the earth on a background star sun. Elements of this …

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UAE Space Agency highlights Mars Mission challenges at CABSAT 2018

Importance of the country’s space programme highlighting challenges faced by his team in the region. DUBAI- Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director-General of the UAE Space Agency, has delivered a keynote session on the importance of the country’s space programme highlighting challenges faced by his team in the region, while planning for their mission to Mars. The talk was given …

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Meeting of Arab Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research concludes

The Arab Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research have highlighted the importance of coordinating plans for higher education and scientific research to cope up with the needs the labour market in the Arab countries and the priorities of their respective national plans for sustainable development. Concluding their 16th meeting at the Arab League HQ on Wednesday, the ministers urged …

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