Tuesday 22 September 2020

MBRSC, Nasa in deal to train four Emirati astronauts

The UAE’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) said that they have signed a strategic agreement to train Emirati astronauts in Nasa. Emirati astronauts Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi are currently takin


National Ambulance, HCT to train, recruit technicians

The UAE’s National Ambulance and the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) have signed an agreement to collaborate to train and recruit a new generation of UAE national emergency medical technicians. Dr Abdullatif Al Shamsi, HCT President and CEO, and Ahmed Saleh Al Hajeri, N


Alba inks research tie-up with University of Bahrain

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the world largest aluminium smelter ex-China, has signed a partnership with University of Bahrain (UoB) to boost cooperation between the two entities in various areas of research and academic programmes. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed b


UAE Minister to chair Heriot-Watt University’s research hub

Heriot-Watt University says Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, will take on the position as Chair of the Board for the University’s visionary research hub, the Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction (CESC).  


Arada awards contract for first school in $6.5bn Sharjah development

Arada, a leading property developer in Sharjah, has awarded a contract for the construction of the first school within its AED24-billion ($6.5 billion) mega development Aljada, located in the heart of New Sharjah.    Scheduled to open in September 2021, Sab


American University of Bahrain welcomes Class of 2024

The American University of Bahrain (AUBH) re-opened its campus in Riffa following an orientation session for the incoming Class of 2024 students.    AUBH Founding President Dr Susan E Saxton outlined the university’s ‘Culture of Care’ phil


Zain Bahrain introduces new digital advancement program

Zain Bahrain, a leading telecommunications operator in Bahrain, recently announced the launch of Zain Digital Natives Advancement Program, a learning program series designed specifically for Generation Z employees to enhance their digital and interpersonal skills.   


Saudi TBC names preferred bidder for Wave 1 Schools PPP

Tatweer Building Company (TBC), the execution arm of Saudi Ministry of Education, has announced the consortium of Ajyad Knowledge for Education and Training and Al Bawani Company as the preferred bidder for Wave 1 Schools Public Private Partnership programme.   


Accountants, sales and marketing jobs most in demand in GCC

Accountant (19%), Sales Manager (17%) and Marketing Manager (15%) are the top jobs that GCC employers are hiring for over the next three months, said a survey report.    The latest Job Index Survey from Bayt.com, the Middle East’s top job site, and Yo


ExxonMobil announces discovery offshore Guyana

ExxonMobil has made its 18th discovery offshore Guyana at the Redtail-1 well, adding to the previously announced estimated recoverable resource of more than 8 billion oil-equivalent barrels on the Stabroek Block.   “Our Stabroek Block exploration program c

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