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Scientists call for tougher treaty to protect the deep ocean

By Nick Kennedy – Sci.Dev.Net A new international agreement is needed to police the exploitation of the deep ocean because of the rising threats of deep-sea mining and bottom trawling for fish, say scientists.Speakers at a symposium this month (16 February) urged the UN to negotiate a new treaty for the deep ocean to supplement the UN Convention on the …

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Young scientists neglected in developing world

By Rehab Abd Almohsen A lack of resources, training and funding opportunities are the most cited obstacles facing young researchers in the developing world, according to a survey by the Global Young Academy (GYA), a group that supports young scientists. The Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS) report, published last month (21 January), assessed the needs of young researchers around …

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AUS College of Engineering to hold sustainability conference

The College of Engineering at American University of Sharjah ( AUS ), in collaboration with the Centre for Engineering in Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge, is organizing the International Conference on Sustainable Systems and the Environment. This conference aims to bring researchers from around the world to the UAE to share their research findings and address issues in …

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Texas A&M University at Qatar Partners with QScience to Publish Report of University’s Cutting-Edge Research

Publication highlights the breadth and depth of Texas A&M at Qatar’s research program Texas A&M University at Qatar has partnered with QScience to publish ‘Excellence and Impact of Research.’ The book showcases the University’s research endeavors and successes in creating new knowledge for the State of Qatar and industry. Dr. Mark H. Weichold, dean and CEO of Texas A&M at …

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Hopes for strategic funding of Arab science

By Hazem Badr – SciDev.Net Arab scientists expect the region’s science and higher education ministers to approve the creation of a science policy organisation for the Arab world next month at a meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as part of their anticipated backing for a wider science and technology strategy. The aim of the Supreme Council for Scientific Research and …

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US $1.3 million awarded to students for research in Qatar

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a center of Qatar Foundation Research and Development, awarded grants totalling US$1,388,000 to undergraduate students in Doha. The research grants are part of Qatar’s goal of continuing prosperity through development of a knowledge-based economy. The 15th cycle of the Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) saw 39 proposals receiving grants, out of the 126 proposals that …

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Gender equality should be part of basic science training

By Shirley Malcolm – SciDev.Net Architects’ training offers a model of how avoiding gender bias can be instilled into scientists, says Shirley Malcom. Women are poorly represented in science, and in most areas of engineering, despite legal requirements for equal opportunity in many countries. Major reasons for this include a lack of opportunity for education, advanced training and meaningful employment. …

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Award-winning ‘Bayer: Science For A Better Life’ now in Dubai

The award-winning exhibition ‘Bayer: Science For A Better Life’ is now in Dubai, as part of a world tour celebrating Bayer, the world-class innovation company’s 150th anniversary, offering a hands-on interactive exhibition free to the public from January 9 to 11, 2014. Held at The Dubai Mall’s Star Atrium, ‘Bayer: Science For A Better Life’ provides visitors with a chance …

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DHCC hosts senior European delegation and discusses simulation training in medical education

Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine to support the first UAE Clinical Simulation Conference Dubai Healthcare City ( DHCC ), a health and wellness destination that brings together a wealth of services in healthcare, medical education and research, hosted during the second week of January, Dr Ralf Krage, President of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to …

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Qatar Biomedical Research Institute Participates in World Stem Cell Summit

A delegation from Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI) made a big impression by attending its first World Stem Cell Summit in America this year, with two scientists presenting research posters and Executive Director Dr Abdelali Haoudi speaking in a panel discussion on “Strategic Partnerships for Successful Research, Commercialization and Economic Development–An International Perspective.” QBRI, a member of Qatar Foundation Research …

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