Saturday , 15 December 2018

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Winners of ‘Illiteracy in the Arab World’ Challenge honoured

The Challenge attracted a host of outstanding projects and initiatives that seek to eradicate illiteracy. The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) has wrapped up the evaluation process for entries into the first round of the “Illiteracy in the Arab World” Challenge, with plans to announce the winners at the Knowledge Summit 2018, taking place on December 5 …

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Morocco Wins Gold and Silver Medals at Arab Math Olympics

Moroccan math whizzes are bringing home gold and silver medals from the Arab Mathematics Olympics. Rabat – Three Moroccan students won gold and silver medals at the first Arab Mathematics Olympics which ended on Thursday in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Mohamed Khir won a gold medal and Nizar El Ghazal and Mohamed El Kafil won silver medals. The competition awarded two …

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SRTI Park backs Big 5 Dubai 2018’s ‘FutureTech Construction Summit’

Sharjah’s future in innovation and advanced research to be highlighted As part of its efforts to promote innovation and advanced research in Sharjah and the UAE, the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park) has announced that it is participating in the one-day ‘FutureTech Construction Summit’ to be held this month in conjunction with the Big 5 Dubai 2018, …

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Robots and Humans to Work Together at HITEC® Dubai 2018

Frank Wolfe CAE, CEO of HFTP, said, “Hospitality robots are clearly at a tipping point For the first time, a robot will initiate the proceedings at HITEC Dubai 2018, the Middle East’s largest hospitality technology exhibition and conference taking place at the Madinat Jumeirah Dubai on 5th and 6th December 2018. Taking centre-stage at the show will be a Promobot, …

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Bahrain targets ICT to become fintech hub

Bahrain’s Economic Development Board (EDB) has made the kingdom a data destination for Amazon Bahrain’s Economic Development Board (EDB) has made the kingdom a data destination for Amazon and is now keen to leverage the Kingdom’s telecoms connectivity and IT knowledge pool to become a regional fintech hub, said a top official. Khalid Al Rumaihi, CEO of EDB, was addressing …

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UAE Minister of Education visits RIT Dubai

H E Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, UAE’s Minister of Education, visited Rochester Institute of Technology – Dubai (RIT Dubai) earlier this week. He was given a tour of the facilities and introduced to the innovative education solutions and cutting-edge technologies implemented at the university. H E Hammadi was welcomed by Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni, vice chairman and CEO of …

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Renewal of U.S.-Libya Science and Technology Agreement Increases Opportunities for Youth and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Educators

On November 15, the U.S. State Department hosted a signing ceremony in the Treaty Room in recognition of the ten-year renewal of the U.S.-Libya Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement. Present to sign the Agreement were Libyan Ambassador Wafa Bughaighis and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith Garber. The renewal of …

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UAE eyes 15-20% FDI increase by 2020- Ministry of Economy official

The UAE last month approved a new law aimed at attracting more investments into the country The United Arab Emirates is expecting a 15-20 percent increase in the flow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the country between the end of this year and 2020, boosted by a new Foreign Direct Investment law that was passed last month, a Ministry …

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Young African journalists arrive in Egypt for training workshop

Young journalists drawn from 22 African countries have arrived in Cairo, capital of Egypt for the 52nd training course for young African journalists. The 20-day training programme is organised by the Union of African Journalists (UAJ) in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Information. The journalists are from Ghana, Burkina Faso, Sudan, Egypt, Gambia, Niger, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Southern Sudan, Angola, …

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UAE classrooms bring to life Expo 2020 Dubai themes with new online learning resources

Expo School Programme materials designed to engage, inspire and spark curiosity Focuses include future careers, smart technology and environmental conservation Resources developed in collaboration with volunteer teachers from across the UAE Educators in the UAE can now complement their lessons with a variety of fun and forward-thinking topics and activities developed as part of a new series of online learning …

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