Wednesday 2 December 2015

GCC tops global average in financial literacy

Forty per cent of men in the GCC are financially literate in comparison to 36 per cent of women as against two-thirds of adults worldwide not being financially literate, according to a Standard & Poor’s report. All ages interviewed in the region scored similarly on thei


Gulf strategy to bridge skills gap ‘crucial’

Fewer than one in five GCC firms offer on-the-job training to their nationals creating a major ‘skills gap’ that needs to be bridged, according to an international expert. International Labour Organisation (ILO) deputy regional director Frank Hagemann said that it was important fo


Bahrain opens home for human trafficking victims

A new safe home will open its doors today to shelter victims of human trafficking – as well as potential victims. Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa will inaugurate the new facility, thought to be the first of its kind in the region, reported the Gulf D


Kuwaiti students take part in NUKS conference in US

Kipco - the Kuwait Projects Company – is taking part in the 32nd Conference of the National Union of Kuwaiti Students participating in the 32nd Conference of the National Union of Kuwaiti Students – US branch (NUKS-USA) for the fifth consecutive year.   


200 students debate world challenges in Bahrain

More than 200 students from around the region are debating some of the biggest challenges facing the international community during the 11th Bahrain Universities Model United Nations (BUMUN) conference. The two-day event started yesterday (November 26) at the Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Resi


Hale in deal to provide direct pathways to top US schools

Hale Education of Dubai and America Honors have signed an exclusive partnership to provide affordable pathways to America's top undergraduate programme, addressing the growing appetite of GCC students for admission to leading US universities.   Peter Davos,


UAE Space Agency launches 'Planet Mars' contest

The UAE Space Agency has launched the 'Planet Mars' competition within the UAE, as part of the Agency's efforts to support scientific research, innovation, and space-related projects.    The event will take place in conjunction with UAE Innovati


GEMS Education students create largest human sentence

More than 6,900 GEMS Education students from 35 schools across UAE came together to mark the UAE's 44th National Day by forming the 'World's Largest Human Sentence.'   Validated by Guinness World Records officials, the students gathered together


Record 1,700 UAE-based students take part at Edukex

A record turnout of more than 1,700 students took part in the 14th edition of the Education UK Exhibition (Edukex), held in Abu Dhabi and Dubai recently.   It included UAE-based students seeking to continue their undergraduate and postgraduate studies in UK univ


Khalifa Innovation Center opens in UAE

The Khalifa Innovation Center was opened under the patronage of Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Vice President of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi; Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of the Prince Crown Court and chairman of the Board of Trustees of K

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