Tag Archives: Science

“Implementation Science” Bolsters Egyptian Health Care

Medical researchers from the Middle East and North Africa region are meeting in Cairo on December 5-7 to study “Implementation Science,” which is a field that brings evidence from biomedical and healthcare research into public health practice and policy. Their goal is to improve public health by bridging the gap between optimal health practices and the realities of everyday practice. …

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A step towards better science for education policy

By Connie St Louis- SciDev.Net 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 the …

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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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Diplomats told to study science and health

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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Qatar Science & Technology Park appoints Dr Maher Hakim as new Managing Director

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), Qatar’s primary hub for technology-based innovation and entrepreneurship, has announced the appointment of Dr Maher Hakim to the position of Managing Director. Dr Hakim is a sought-after expert and educator in technology innovation and entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial financing, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions in the technology industry. In his capacity as Managing Director, he …

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TRA announces academic membership of Ajman University of Science and Technology to International Telecommunication Union

The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has revealed that Ajman University of Science and Technology (AUST) has been granted academic membership into the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) responsible for issues that concern information and communication technologies. The move is hailed as a key step forward that complement AUST’s scientific and academic roadmap …

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Ajman University and DIFC Academy of Law sign cooperation agreement

The College of Law at Ajman University of Science and Technology and The Academy of Law for the DIFC today announced details of a newly signed cooperation agreement covering the development of training programmes for the benefit of the UAE legal community. The memorandum was signed by Dr. Khalid Al Khaja, Acting Chancellor, Ajman University and Vice-Chancellor for Academic and …

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Advancement of science and technology key for socio-economic development in OIC member states

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group participated in the 15th General Assembly of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Standing Committee for Science and Technology (COMSTECH) held in Islamabad, Pakistan on 31 May – 1 June 2016. The meeting was preceded by the 30th Executive Committee meeting of COMSTECH on 30 May 2016. The General Assembly meeting, chaired by …

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African beekeeping stops mites wiping out hives

By SciDev.Net – Inga Vesper Traditional African beekeeping methods offer better protection against hive-destroying varroa mites than pesticides which, according to a study, are losing their potency. The mites, which attach to bees and suck their body fluids, are increasingly resistant to pyrethroids, according to a study, published yesterday in PLOS One. The research shows that genetic mutations are enabling …

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Don’t wait for crises to reach public with science

By Tolu Oni – SciDev.Net Young researchers in particular should get support to engage society routinely, says Tolu Oni. A wide range of players, from policymakers to the media, often consult scientists at times of crisis or social controversy. At such times, how the public perceives the credibility and relevance of scientists to society is vital to how their views …

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