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Scientific disciplines must link up to serve development

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 13 August 2012. Marc McIlhone – AfricanBrains Traditionally scientific disciplines have been quite insular in their approach to research but this is about to change. Or so some members of the scientific community hope. So will scientists embrace this new holistic approach or take the easy way out and stick to what …

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Islam Analysis: It’s time to innovate for the poor

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 9 August 2012. Marc McIlhone – ArabBrains In a World where the gap between the haves and the have nots seems to forever be growing wider is there a glimmer of light ? Research into nano-technologies and supercomputing will undoubtedly reap rewards in the future. But what about the here and now? …

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Egyptian foundation proposes overhauling science laws

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 8 August 2012. Marc McIlhone – AfricanBrains Is it time for Egypt to change it’s laws into research and open the door for venture capitalism? thereby inviting investment from the private sector. A private Egyptian foundation is funding a review of various laws relating to research and industry, which they say impede …

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MENA Venture Capital Activity Rises as Countries Look to Small Businesses for Growth

Venture capital activity in the Middle East and North Africa increased by 28% in 2011, according to the Second Annual Venture Capital in MENA Report released today by the MENA Private Equity Association. While the region’s VC industry is still in the early phases of development, the rise in activity reflects increased optimism for small business growth amongst entrepreneurs, investors, …

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NU-Q awarded grants for research on media, female sports participation and cross-cultural surveying in Qatar

  Students and faculty to work side by side on research, with funding from the Qatar National Research Fund. Northwestern University in Qatar ‘s efforts to involve both faculty and students in research that is relevant to Qatar and the region received a boost this summer, when the media school was awarded two grants from the Qatar National Research Fund. …

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Dubai Press Club Examines Impact of Social Networking on Society

DPC Announces ‘Conversations: Virtual Agenda’ Dubai Press Club (DPC) hosted a panel discussion on the social networking behaviour of the youth and its impact on the society. Titled ‘Youth and Social Networking; Vulnerability and Impact’, the event was held on 30 July at the ‘Al Wasl Majlis’ at Dubai World Trade Centre as part of DPC’s Ramadan activities. In a …

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Africa ‘needs more nuanced science cooperation with Europe’

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 16 July 2012. By: Marc McIlhone – AfricanBrains Traditionally Europe’s only cooperation with Africa on Science has been through funding for research. This needs to change and a more strategic alliance in this area needs to be created if African Science is to become more sustainable. European science cooperation with Africa needs …

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Researchers design ‘smart’ water pumps for rural Africa

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 11 July 2012. Marc McIlhone – AfricanBrains An unexpected consequence of using mobile phone technology to improve the efficiency of water pumps in African rural areas is that children will have more time in school. Engineers will be able to tend broken water pumps more quickly, negating the need for children to …

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Egypt’s president ‘to link science to society’

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 11 July 2012. Marc McIlhone – AfricanBrains Egypts new President – Mohamed Morsi intends on concentrating scientific research on “local needs”. He intends to fund this with the help of private sector funding but with the lack of any regulation on intellectual rights, will the private sector really put their hands in …

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Masdar Institute Students Leave for US to Attend Practical Experience Program at MIT

11-Day Program to Provide Hands-on Experience in Scientific, Technical, and Social Themes in Energy Innovation Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 June, 2012 – The team of students from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology left Abu Dhabi to attend the two-week Practical Experience program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the US. Led by Sara Al Muhairi, Director, …

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