A step towards better science for education policy


By SciDev.Net – Connie St Louis Evidence-based policy. It’s one of those phrases that has become ubiquitous. But what exactly does it mean? And perhaps more importantly, where is that evidence coming from, and can it be trusted as a basis for formulating policy? The NGO The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) has been wrestling with such questions in …

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Free registration in the 9th Dubai International Conference for Medical Sciences

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Upon the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum End of October is the deadline for submitting abstracts to be presented as posters United Arab Emirates, Dubai – Upon the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance, Chairman of Dubai Health Authority, and the Patron of Hamdan Medical …

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Diplomats told to study science and health

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By SciDev.Net – Inga Vesper Diplomats need better training in science and health to support international collaborations dealing with shared problems and increase the scientific capacity of developing countries, a UK summit has heard. When it comes to science diplomacy, both rich and poor nations must do more to involve foreign affairs officials in research efforts and cooperation, said a …

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UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia) and Carbon Ambassadors support Nairobi clean drinking water project

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

The UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia), under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has sponsored an innovative project by a team from the Carbon Ambassadors Programme, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and in cooperation with the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (Dubai Carbon). The Carbon Ambassadors Programme was launched by Dubai …

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Sidra Medical and Research Centre names Chief Learning Officer


Sidra Medical and Research Center (Sidra) today announced the appointment of Dr. Kholode Al-Obaidli as its Chief Learning Officer (CLO). Commenting on the appointment, Chief Executive Officer Peter Morris said: “We are very pleased to appoint Dr. Al-Obaidli as our Chief Learning Officer. Her appointment comes at the right time for Sidra. We are moving forward at great pace, as …

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UAE’s Salem Al Marri elected as an International Academy of Astronautics corresponding member


Al Marri is the first Emirati to be elected to IAA for his outstanding local contributions to the space sector and for promoting international cooperation in the advancement of the space sector globally. Engineer Salem Al Marri, Assistant Director General for Scientific and Technical Affairs at Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre was elected as an IAA corresponding member in a …

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Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture Announced the Construction of Emirates Soil Museum


Located in Dubai, UAE and the first of its kind in the MENA region. A national hub for soil education. Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to complete the construction of the Emirates Soil Museum in the Emirate of Dubai. The Museum, a distinctive facility …

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Monster Employment Index Records High Demand for UAE Medical Professionals

monster employment

UAE healthcare professionals continue to be in high demand with 12 percent year-on-year growth in job opportunities listed online in July 2016 Opportunities increase in consumer goods (25 percent) and manufacturing (8 percent) Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman register positive year-on-year growth in July 2016 amongst GCC countries UAE shows a negative growth of 22% in job opportunities listed online in …

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Technological Implementation To Produce Affordable Healthcare


An event focused on developing methods to allow new healthcare technologies to rapidly adopt with the decreasing healthcare costs. Riyadh – The Healthcare sector plays a pivotal role in enabling an economy to progress in the path of development and prosperity. If properly executed, the benefits and outcomes that are yielded out by the use of quality healthcare is exceptional. …

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Rolls-Royce and Mubadala Development Company confirm partnership in Abu Dhabi aerospace hub


Rolls-Royce and Mubadala Development Company, the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development organisation, have announced further details of a new Approved Maintenance Center (AMC) in the Emirate and confirmed plans for a manufacturing facility that will produce aero engine components. Rolls-Royce is committed to developing a competitive, capable and flexible Trent Service Network to support the growing number of Trent engines …

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