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Syrian uprising takes toll on scientific community

The civil unrest that erupted in Syria in March last year has left the country’s scientific community in turmoil, researchers say. Heavy cuts have been made to research budgets, and work at the majority of Syria’s universities and research centres has ground to a halt. Syria has four large universities with a strong science and technology focus. Three of these institutions — Al-Baath, …

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Oman: 12 Irish Universities at GHEDEX 2012

Muscat: From a global viewpoint, Oman is an emerging market with economic and social development taking place at a fast pace. In an age where access to information and higher education play a vital role in speeding up the process of development in a country, Oman is making its mark. Aimed at providing students with the best higher education opportunities …

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Game approach to improve outbreak modelling skills

A game aimed at teaching mathematicians and epidemiologists to understand and handle complex data generated by disease outbreaks has been developed by US researchers, according to a story in Science NOW. Muizenberg Mathematical Fever (MMF) was designed by Steve Bellan, an ecologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and Juliet Pulliam, from the University of Florida, and tested at a workshop on epidemiology modelling in South …

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Africa needs human resources strategy

African countries must adopt a strategy for developing human resources with the skills to manage and deliver health research, argue Carel IJsselmuiden and colleagues from the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED). Although Africa’s health research capacity has grown in recent years, it remains uncoordinated, small-scale and driven from outside the continent, they say. The international community should support efforts to make human resources planning …

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Northern node of Pan-African University launched in Algeria

[ALGIERS] The northern node of the Pan African University (PAU) was formally launched at a meeting in the Algerian capital earlier this month (18 March). Mokhtar Sellami, director of research programming and prospective studies at the Ministry of Higher Education, declared the campus open at the meeting in Algiers, and said applications from prospective lecturers and students would now be …

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Forum hears proposals for African science foundation

Scientists at an all-Africa meeting on science, technology and innovation underway in Kenya have put forward a range of proposals to improve science funding for the continent — including the creation of a science foundation or fund modelled on the likes of US National Science Foundation. Delegates at the first Africa Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for Youth Employment, Human Capital Development and Inclusive …

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Find your Dream Job at Qatar Foundation through Qatar Career Fair

28 March 2012 (Doha, Qatar): From small beginnings, Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) has blossomed into a world-class organisation, filled with a wide assortment of job opportunities. QF will showcase some of its career paths, as well as its Qatari employees, at the upcoming fifth Annual Qatar Career Fair (QCF), running from April 1st-5th, 2012.   The Qatar Career Fair …

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Egypt: Nation Extends Its Expertise to Train Human Cadres in Kenya

Egypt is ready to extend its expertise to Kenya in the IT sector, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohamed Salem has said. Egypt will also help Kenya establish smart villages and implement programs aimed at preparing human cadres in this vital sector, added Salem during a meeting with visiting Kenyan Minister of Information and Communications Samuel Poghisio. The step …

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Texas A&M at Qatar to host World Congress on Engineering Education 2013

  Global engineering education congress to take place in January 2013. DOHA, Qatar – Texas A&M University at Qatar has announced that it will host the World Congress on Engineering Education 2013 (WCEE 2013) from 7 – 9 Jan. 2013. The congress will provide a forum for researchers, engineers and academics from all over the world to present and disseminate …

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Qatar is investing $125 billion on construction & energy projects

10 Smart cities projects already underway The Qatari government driven by its Vision 2030 plan, has committed over US$140 billion for investment, infrastructure and expansion in a wide range of sectors, including energy, health, education, transport, infrastructure and tourism.  The government recently announced a US$125bn spending plan for construction and energy projects. This includes spending for the 2022 World Cup …

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