Monday 13 July 2020

Saudi Arabia set to complete $56m school projects

Saudi Ministry of Education has announced plans to complete work on 21 school projects worth SR209.7 million ($56 million) and deliver them this month.    These institutions, catering to both boys and girls, in the regions of Riyadh, Makkah, Eastern Provinc


European businesses eye new workplace strategies

Over half (51%) of businesses surveyed from across Europe are looking to implement a new workplace strategy in response to Covid-19, according to the latest research from Knight Frank’s Strategic Consultancy team.   The EMEA re-occupancy research findings


Applications open for inaugural YouthTech Competition

The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has joined forces with startAD, the Abu Dhabi-based global accelerator anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and powered by its partner Tamkeen to launch the inaugural edition of the YouthTech Competition.  


SANS Institute introduces CyberStart Game

SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training and certifications, announced the availability of CyberStart Game for students and young adults across the Middle East and Africa.    CyberStart Game provides a gamified learning experience that c


Pace's Kuwait schools project makes it to WAN 2020 awards list

Pace, one of the region's leading architecture and engineering practices based in Kuwait, has announced that its design for the Future Schools of Kuwait project has been shortlisted for the 2020 World Architecture News Awards (WAN 2020 Awards), one of the largest architectural and interio


9 to 5 day fading; flexi work hours may become norm

The 9 to 5 workday may be fading away as people are working flexible hours from home, says the Work Trend Index report from Microsoft.   The insights derived from Microsoft Teams reveal that people are working more frequently in the morning and evening hours, bu


82% remote workers in UAE gained cybersecurity awareness

More than four fifths (82%) of remote workers in the UAE say they are more conscious of their organisation’s cybersecurity policies since lockdown began in March.    But many are breaking the rules anyway due to limited understanding or resource const


Saudi unemployment rate at 5.7pc in Q1

Saudi Arabia’s total unemployment rate stood at 5.7% in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020, while the labour force participation rate for the total population aged 15 years and over increased by 1.8 percentage points compared to Q1 of 2019, reaching 58.2%, a report said. Male L


Two Khalifa University teams in top 10 in global competition

Two of Khalifa University of Science and Technology student teams have achieved the distinction of being among the Top 10 globally in the prestigious 2020 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Supermileage Competition.    They are pitting against teams from


52% of the UAE workforce anxious about returning to work

Over half of the workforce (52%) are nervous to go back to work and be in close proximity with others, as the lockdown restrictions continue to loosen, a study in the UAE has found.    SmartCitti who is responsible for the app that helps people navigate the

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