Sunday 4 December 2016

GEMS Education in assessment programme tieup

Dubai-based GEMS Education is partnering with France’s Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to support the launch of a new approach to improving education assessment and strategies in low- and middle-income countries. The new assessment tool, Program


Saudi sacks labour minister, announces key Shoura revamp

In a major move, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has appointed Ali bin Nasser Al Ghafis as the new labour minister replacing Mufrej Al Haqabani and also revamped the kingdom’s top consultative body Shoura Council with key appointments, including 29 female members, said a report.


Aurak wins best UAE green campus award

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (Aurak) has been awarded the Best Green Campus 2016 as part of a sustainable campus initiative launched by Emirates Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and UAE petrochemical firm Borouge. The prestigious accolade was given to the institu


Tamkeen to honour top Bahrain entrepreneurs

Tamkeen has announced the launch of the third edition of the ‘Bahrain Award for Entrepreneurship’ which aims to recognise the hard work of Bahraini entrepreneurs and highlight their contribution to the country's economic development. The event is being held under


Katara, Marriott launch jobs training scheme

Katara Hospitality, a leading hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, and Marriott International have launched a hospitality training programme to boost career opportunities for Qatari youth. The official announcement of the Tahseen initiative was attended by Sheikh N


Pearson English test approved for NZ migration

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), a leading online language proficiency test, will be an approved proof of English language proficiency for immigrants, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has announced. This means for the first time all visa applicants to New Zealand wil


WISE Awards submissions open until January 17

The submission period for applications and nominations for the 2017 WISE Awards, which honour initiatives using creative ways to solve education challenges, is now open until 13.00 GMT, January 17, 2017. The WISE Awards will be announced during the next WISE Doha Summit in Novemb


Tecom launches innovation centre for design

Tecom Group, a member of Dubai Holding, has launched its latest innovation centre for the emirate’s design and fashion ecosystem which will enable entrepreneurs, students and start-ups, to transform creative ideas into commercial successes. The new in5 space, embedded withi


Arcadis hosts young talent programme in Doha

Arcadis, a leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, successfully hosted its annual young talent programme, Global Shapers, in collaboration with Qatar's public works authority (Ashghal) in Doha. Global Shapers is an annual programme that Arcadi


Injaz Al-Arab hosts youth entrepreneurs contest

Bahrain’s Injaz Al-Arab, a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide (JA), recently hosted an award ceremony to mark the 10th annual Injaz Al-Arab Young Arab Entrepreneurs Competition. The ceremony was attended by His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, on b

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