Friday 18 April 2014

Firms urged to increase women’s role in business

Companies around the world should increase the role for women in business, urged the chairman of Qatar’s leading telecom operator Ooredoo.   Speaking at 'Gender & the Economy' event which was hosted by World Bank Group’s International Fin


Bahraini students to apply for Japan study

Bahraini students can apply for undergraduate and graduate scholarships in Japan.   The Japanese Embassy is accepting applications for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Scholarship for 2015, said a report in the Gulf Daily


Portable cabin classrooms in Bahrain 'a health risk'

Thousands of Bahraini government school pupils are having their health put at risk by studying in unhygienic and insect-infested portable cabins, according to councillors.   The Central Municipal Council is now demanding investment in proper facilities, claiming


GAA wins top training centre certification

Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA), Bahrain's premier aviation training academy, has been awarded the Aviation Security Training Centre (ASTC) certification from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).   The presentation took place at GAA's simula


Lord Mayor of London meets BIBF officials

The Lord Mayor of London, Right Hon Alderman Fiona Woolf visited the BIBF recently to meet with senior management and discuss opportunities for improved support from UK-based universities. The Lord Mayor’s delegation of 17 included officials from the City of London, key per


Viva Bahrain wins top award for training programme

Viva Bahrain has won the ‘National Society for Support of Education and Training’ (NSSET) award for its Graduate Development Program (GDP) aimed at nurturing young Bahraini talent.   The first edition of the programme, which was executed over a 12-mo


Towers Watson unveils big ME expansion plans

Towers Watson, a leading human resources consultancy, has announced is set to open a new office in Riyadh next month as part of its Middle East expansion strategy. With over 20 years’ experience in the region, Towers Watson aims to address the growing needs of human capital


Saudi tops in Web of Science growth

Saudi Arabia achieved the highest percentage of growth in output during the last decade among the G20 members with 373 per cent  increase in output of Web of Science Papers. Thomson Reuters' Web of Science (formerly ISI Web of Knowledge) is today's premier research p


Genesis Institute offers free Doha workshop

Genesis Institute, a leading provider of financial training solutions, will host a free Finance Career Workshop in Doha tomorrow (April 16) The workshop, from 7-9pm, will be held at the Hilton Doha. Experts from Genesis, a leading financial training institute in th


Bahrain finance student sets IDC record

A Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) student has set a global record in the International Diploma in Compliance (IDC) examination. National Bank of Bahrain head of compliance Balu Tiruvilandur achieved a score of 84 per cent to obtain the IDC, a global benchmark qual

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