Friday 19 December 2014

Library event draws global expertise to Saudi

Educators from across the Arab world have gathered in Riyadh to learn about the most important technological innovations available to national, public and academic libraries. The conference, entitled ‘Modern Developments in Libraries, Aspirations and Leading Experience,&rsq


Dubai Airports launches online recruitment platform

Dubai Airports (DA), the operator of Dubai International and Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central, has teamed up with Cazar, a leading recruitment solution provider and employer branding firm in the Middle East, to launch its new career website to power their online candidate journey


DBWC event focus on ‘doing business in Dubai’

The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the official representative organisation for business women in the emirate, hosted a delegation from the Sam Houston State University (SHSU), comprising 12 students from the College of Business Administration. The delegation met with DBWC


Pearson wins deal to develop PISA 2018 frameworks

Pearson, a leading learning company, has won a competitive tender by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to develop the frameworks for Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018. The PISA is widely recognised as the benchmark for eval

More… to launch mobile application for Android, iOS, a UAE-based web platform that allows parents to find, plan and book children’s activities, is set to launch a mobile application next month to reach more parents. It was launched with an aim to guide parents via a single platform where activities can be sear


ALF launches ‘Destination Imagination’ Qatar programme

AlFaisal Without Borders Foundation (ALF) has kick-started this year’s Destination Imagination Qatar (DI) programme with DI Team Managers Training Workshops for 229 volunteer teachers from the 68 independent and international schools. Ali Mar’e, executive director, sa


Midwan pioneers high-tech edutainment in Mideast

Jeddah-based technology company Midwan is pioneering high-tech edutainment in the Middle East with its innovative combination of 3D learning, hologram and virtual reality solutions. It has developed a futuristic range of products which have almost unlimited applications in educat


Sabic honours research talent with postdoctoral award

Fifteen postdoctoral fellows from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) were recognised as the 2014 Sabic Postdoctoral Fellowship Awardees at a ceremony held at the university campus in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, recently. This is a fourth year of fellowships as p


BIBF launches diploma in digital marketing

Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) has launched a communication advertising and marketing (CAM) diploma in digital marketing, awarded by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). CIM is the largest marketing organisation in the world, said a report in the Gulf


Bahrain to roll out new electronic payment method

A new electronic payment method being made available to Bahrain's employers from next year has been welcomed by workers' rights activists. Introduced by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) in collaboration with MasterCard International and Bahrain's Payment Internationa

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