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Alibaba Cloud to open its second data centre in Dubai next year

Company’s long-term goal is to establish cloud computing as digital foundation for new global economy Dubai – Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, is set to open its second data centre in Dubai next year, a top company official said. The company opened its first new data centre in the Middle East in Dubai …

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The need for co-ordinated African research and development claimed top spot on rail conference agenda

Hon. Okello addresses first summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Science and Technology. Hon. Okello who is leading a 9-person delegation is attending the First Summit of the OIC on Science and Technology which runs from 9-11th September 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of International Affairs, Hon. Henry Oryem Okello, has …

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“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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