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QRAEE, Arab Open University sign education MoU

The Association of Queen Rania Al Abdullah Award for Excellence in Education (QRAEE) in Jordan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Arab Open University to further foster cooperation in the field of education. The MoU, signed by QRAEE executive director Lubna T

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Crowell named VP of Kaust innovation and economic development

Mark Crowell, an expert in academic innovation and business development, has been named the vice president of innovation and economic development at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Kaust). As of July 1, 2015, his responsibilities will include the development,

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AUD hosts GCC programming contest

The American University in Dubai (AUD) recently hosted the fifth edition of the Gulf Programming Contest (GPC) 2015, which saw the participation of over 120 students from fourteen universities across the GCC. "For the second time AUD hosted 39 teams representing 17 universit

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Airways Aviation opens new pilot training school in Iraq

Leading global pilot training academy Airways Aviation is opening its latest Aviation Theory School in Baghdad, Iraq, later this month, paving the way for aspiring Iraqi pilots to launch their flying careers. The new Iraqi school, equipped with modern teaching facilities includin

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Database of Bahraini jobseekers to be created soon

Employers will soon be able to tap into a readymade talent pool of Bahraini graduates. A national database will be created by the end of next month and more than 600 jobseekers have already signed up to be included, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister

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Bahrain labour fund to curb funds abuse

Tamkeen, Bahrain’s labour fund, has vowed to continue prosecuting anyone caught abusing its private sector support schemes, six months after it resumed activities, a report said. The government agency, which provides financial help and training to Bahraini companies and emp

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Schwab, Harvard launch social entrepreneurship course

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and Harvard Kennedy School have launched the first bespoke executive education course on social entrepreneurship, titled “The Art and Science of System Change.” Forty leading late-stage social entrepreneurs in the Schw

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Bahrain University wins CFA research challenge

Bahrain University has become the 2014-15 CFA Institute Research Challenge winner in the kingdom, beating competitor universities in a close final hosted by CFA Society Bahrain. The competing teams researched the operation and financial performance of Zain Bahrain, said a report

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Development programme to boost business skills

Mutamahin, the first fresh graduate development programme in Bahrain, has kicked off, the CFA Society Bahrain has announced. The programme, which means ‘apprentice’ in classical Arabic, aims to develop and nurture university graduates, with the long-term vision of con

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$15.2m project to create jobs for youth, women in Jordan

A new $15.2 million project was signed in Rome aimed at reducing rural poverty, vulnerability and inequality in Jordan by creating employment and income-generating opportunities for the rural poor, especially women and youth. Zaid Al Lozi, Ambassador and permanent representative

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