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Local communities ‘sidelined’ in development research

Featured, Science July 25, 2014 at 09:07

By Jan Piotrowski – SciDev.Net Development research remains far too academic and disconnected, with a “minuscule fraction” ever reaching local communities in a useable form, experts say. The research community […]

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QNRF awards scientific proposals from Qatar university

Education, Featured, Science July 24, 2014 at 09:15

Two Qatar University research proposals are awarded funding for research in ICT and medical sciences Doha, Qatar: Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a centre of Qatar Foundation Research and Development […]

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Global Forum for innovations in agriculture launches call for innovations

Agriculture, Featured, Innovation July 16, 2014 at 11:39

Submissions for 2015 event open to all applicants – deadline 31 August 2014 The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), the world’s most influential event for the future of […]

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Q&A: Jeffrey Sachs on why the SDGs are big on science

Featured, Science July 8, 2014 at 14:28

By Yojana Sharma – SciDev.Net On Monday, the UN secretary-general will present the annual Millennium Development Goals Report, which assesses global and regional progress towards the goals, even as a […]

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T4EDU Math and Science Teacher Development Programme expected to have positive impact on math and science education in Saudi Arabia

Education, Featured, Science June 19, 2014 at 09:48

Training begins for first cohort of Saudi ‘Master’ educators Mathematics and science education should see notable improvements as a result of new teacher training initiatives being rolled out in the […]

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Sustainability in Water Technologies to help combat the GCC Water Crisis

Technologies like hybrid desalination and recycled produced water will help suffice the increasing water demands Ensuring water security for sustenance and growth has been a constant challenge for the Gulf […]

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Saudi Arabia: Almajdouie Logistics supporting Yanbu 3 Desalination Project

Featured, Mineral & Natural Resources, Science June 6, 2014 at 11:28

On May 22nd, 2014 Almajdouie Logistics has transported an Evaporator weighing 5,736.8 tons (gross weight during transportation), and believed to be the World’s heaviest, at the Yanbu 3 Desalination Project, […]

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Is science journalism ignoring censorship?

Featured, Science May 20, 2014 at 11:45

By Nick Ishmael Perkins – SciDev.Net World Press Freedom Day was observed on 3 May as usual this year. It marks one of the handful of moral absolutes in our […]

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Research shows work less play more is key to achieving Middle East business success

Research shows work less play more is key to achieving Middle East business success

Business, Featured, Research May 19, 2014 at 10:11

New report by leading global strategic recruitment & talent management partner, Cielo, quantifies the impact of talent management on business output May 17th 2014: Encouraging employees to spend less time […]

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Brazil approves GM mosquito that could cut dengue

Biotechnology, Featured, Humanitarian, Research May 6, 2014 at 13:40

By Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade – SciDev.Net Brazilian authorities have decided that a genetically modified (GM) strain of mosquitoes whose offspring die before reaching adulthood do not pose a significant […]

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