Tuesday , 19 March 2019

Science

QNB Group: Qatar’s Non-Hydrocarbon Sector Continues to Drive Economic Growth

The non-hydrocarbon sector in Qatar continues to drive economic growth, supporting the diversification of the economy. Real GDP growth accelerated to 5.7% in Q2 2014, from a revised 5.4% in the previous quarter, according to figures released last Tuesday by the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS). Rapid growth in the non-hydrocarbon sector (11.3%) was spurred by large investments …

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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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GE Healthcare and SAH Global enter broad Partnership on Technology, Training, and Education to fight cancer

GE Healthcare and SAH Global announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore ways to bring GE’s global capabilities in technology, training and education to Oman and the wider MENA region. Through this agreement, GE Healthcare and SAH will work together to establish Centers of Excellence throughout the MENA region and coordinate joint symposiums, educational seminars, …

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Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) has joined the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils (GFCC), based in Washington, D. C.

Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) has joined the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils (GFCC), based in Washington, D. C. Dr. Thomas Zacharia, Executive Vice President, Research and Development, Qatar Foundation and Chairman of the QSTP Board, has been named to the GFCC Board (www.thegfcc.org/board-members). Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP), part of Qatar Foundation ‘s Research and Development (QF …

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2014 CSE Research on Sustainability Reporting in the Middle East Region

Mapping the current situation in Middle East regarding the use of GRI, External Assurance and Strategies The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) recently conducted research to observe the emerging trends for the publication of sustainability reports and external assurance in the Middle East region. To examine the statistical results, CSE processed data retrieved from the international database of GRI …

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Masdar Institute and TU Dresden Present 20 Technical Papers on 3D Stacks of Integrated Chips in Dresden

Researchers from Both Institutions Exchange Technical Knowhow and Assess Work Progress Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, and Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden) in Saxony, Germany, today announced that researchers from both institutions have presented more than 20 technical papers on the development of three-dimensional (3D) stacks of …

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RTA promotes employees health awareness education

The move is made as part of Health Pulses initiative Roads & Transport Authority – Manal Khaled: The Administrative Services Division, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has organized a campaign entitled ‘Health Pulses’ in cooperation with Sam Medical Center through hosting a bunch of specialists & experts in various health disciplines to contribute to raising health awareness amongst employees. The …

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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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QNRF awards scientific proposals from Qatar university

Two Qatar University research proposals are awarded funding for research in ICT and medical sciences Doha, Qatar: Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a centre of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has awarded funding to two research proposals titled “The Garbled Computer: Towards Computing Without Seeing” and “Adapted Cognitive Behavioural Approach To Addressing Overweight Among Qatari Youth”, which is …

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