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SciDev.Net Podcast: What’s on the radar for 2015

By Lou De Bello : SciDev.Net In this month’s programme, we examine what’s on the radar for science and development in 2015. First, we take stock of the global response to the escalating danger of climate change, with a report from the UN’s latest climate summit in Lima, Peru. We reflect on the outcome of the conference, on what ongoing …

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Biolab Launches its 11th Branch in Irbid

Biolab, the exclusive Biomnis dealer in the Kingdom, recently launched its 11th branch in Irbid, celebrating yet another milestone in its long-term expansion plan outside Amman. Biolab’s CEO and founder, Dr. Amid Abdelnour, explained that this step endeavors to deliver Biolab’s acclaimed high-standard services to a larger demographic, offering customers a wide assortment of quality medical services priced in accordance …

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NGOs urged to push for more firms to hand over data

By Puneet Koliparra – SciDev.Net NGOs could play a pivotal role in shaping how the treasure-trove of data held securely by the private sector drives global development, a UN expert has said. Big data has a raft of potential development applications, from measuring outcomes of projects to predicting the spread of diseases. But at last month’s annual conference of Bond, …

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Gulf University for Science and Technology Becomes the Second University

AACSB International (AACSB) announced today that Gulf University for Science and Technology has earned accreditation for its College of Business Administration, and is now the second university in Kuwait to earn business accreditation from AACSB. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctorate degrees in business and …

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Delegation of the Belarus Embassy Visits EIAST to Learn more about its Programs

Al Shaibani: “This visit offered an important opportunity to discuss comprehensive strategies and exchange experiences” [UAE, November 26, 2014] A delegation of the Belarus Embassy in the UAE visited the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) and met H.E. Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General, EIAST, and a number of senior executives to discuss means of cooperation in …

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Preparations begun to set up the Abu Dhabi Plant Genetic Resources Centre

After the approval of its Board of Directors of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) to establish the Abu Dhabi Plant Genetic Resources Centre, preparations has begun to set up the centre which aims to document the genetic resources of local bio-diverse plant species, and studying and conserving them by utilising an integrated approach that includes internal and external …

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Local and global businesses back Qatar science and technology park’s biggest event of the year in Doha

  Qatar Foundation Member Reveals Line Up Of Global Sponsors For World Conference On Science Parks Hosted In The Arab World For First Time Qatar Foundation Research & Development’s Qatar Science & Technology Park ( QSTP ) announced today that Qatar Petroleum , Qatar Financial Centre Authority , Qatar Airways and ExxonMobil are among those supporting the 31st International Association …

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Science must evolve or risk being marginalised

By: Elizabeth Rasekoala-SciDev.Net Advances in Africa’s technology sector offer lessons for science’s role in development, says Elizabeth Rasekoala. The discussions and declarations of the Seventh Conference of African Ministers in Charge of Integration (COMAI VII), held in July in Swaziland, encouragingly affirmed the links between infrastructure development and the enhancement of science, engineering and technology (SET) skills and capacity on …

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Research suffers under Islamic State

The takeover of large parts of northern Iraq by the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as ISIS, has grinded research and education in these areas to a near halt, further broadening the scientific knowledge gap between Iraq and the rest of the world. The University of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq, has been closed since IS took over …

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Local communities ‘sidelined’ in development research

By Jan Piotrowski – SciDev.Net Development research remains far too academic and disconnected, with a “minuscule fraction” ever reaching local communities in a useable form, experts say. The research community rarely succeeds in transmitting knowledge to the people their work is supposed to help, said speakers at the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes’ meeting in Bonn, Germany, …

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