Monday 6 April 2020

Remote work: The new normal?

As COVID-19 continues to spread, remote work is no longer an experiment, but a requirement in many nations.    While it represents a huge change, the results of research conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Citrix Systems, reveal that a majority of employees a


AUBH announces assessment process

The American University of Bahrain (AUBH), has confirmed that the current semester’s programmes will be graded normally, and will count towards students’ cumulative grade point average (GPA).    As both AUBH’s student body and faculty have


HBMSU partners with Unesco to launch online-tutor course

UAE-based Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has joined hands with the Unesco Institute for Information Technologies in Education (Unesco IITE), has launched the electronic crash course ‘Be an Online Tutor in 24 Hours.’    Thid comes i


CBSE's remaining X, XII exams in GCC cancelled over Covid-19

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced that all the remaining exams for Grades 10 and 12 in the Gulf (and outside India) have been cancelled this year in view of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.   In a press release, CBSE, India’s


World comes together to support Expo 2020 Dubai amid Covid-19 crisis

International Participants from across the globe and official commercial partners have shown solidarity with Expo 2020 Dubai following the agreement to explore postponing the event because of the current global health crisis.   The significant impact of Covid-19


4th ICF Middle East Prism Awards postponed to September

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) has announced that the fourth annual Prism Awards will be postponed till September due to global health concerns relating to the spread of COVID-19.    The new date will be announced shortly while the location of


World craves for better capitalism: Survey

Around the world, people are not satisfied with today's model of capitalism and believe businesses can play a key role in addressing issue areas like the environment and access to job opportunities, finds a survey report.   An eye-opening survey by Salesforc


NYU Abu Dhabi student wins Aker Scholarship

NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Class of 2020 student Tiril Hoye Rahn has been awarded the prestigious Aker Scholarship. Established in 2015, Aker Scholarship program offers a grant to exceptional Norwegian students, who have a strong link to Norway, to apply for post-graduate studies in o


UAE astronaut programme invites research proposals

Applications have been invited from the UAE’s research entities to propose scientific or technology-driven projects in the fields of Human Health or Earth & Space Science to be conducted by astronauts on the International Space Station. This was announced by the Mohammed Bin Rashid


UAE issues decree to regulate private sector jobs

The UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has allowed private sector businesses affected by the Covid-19 measures to restructure the contractual relationship with employees, reported the Gulf News.    These contractaul changes are

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