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Harvard seeks $6.5bn in record fundraising drive

Harvard, the richest university in the United States, said on Saturday it would seek to raise some $6.5 billion in donations to fund new academic initiatives and bolster its financial aid programme. The fundraising drive by the Ca

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AUD to host Harvard conference in Dubai

The American University of Dubai (AUD) is set to host the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) conference starting tomorrow. The five-day conference is themed ‘Extending Horizons: Charting Asia&rsquo

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Creative people ‘more likely to cheat’

Creative people are more likely to behave in an unethical manner, according to a joint study by Duke University and Harvard Business School. Although the study clarified that it is not compulsory that a creative person will cheat or lie, t

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Mobibucks showcases mobile payments launch

Mobibucks, a leading provider of mobile marketing and payment solutions, showcased its recent mobile payments service launch at Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) at a recent payments forum at Harvard University. Ziad Alshobaki, the Mena man

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Diet soda ‘doesn't raise diabetes risk’

Diet soda and other artificially-sweetened drinks, previously implicated in the chance of developing diabetes, are not guilty, according to a study by researchers at Harvard University. In a large group of men followed for 20 years, drinki

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AUD hosts summit with Harvard students

The American University in Dubai (AUD) recently hosted 12 students from Harvard University in a conference aimed at creating global and holistic experiences that address common issues in a variety of different approaches. The conference wa

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Cambridge tops varsity rankings

Cambridge has become the first non-US university ever to head the QS World University Rankings, in its seventh annual edition. Harvard, which has topped the table since 2004 drops to second place, while MIT jumped to fifth from ninth, refl

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Brown rice can lower risk of diabetes

People who eat brown rice or other whole grains seem to have a lower risk of developing diabetes than those who eat white rice, according to a US study. A team of researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women&#

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Microsoft official addresses DSG students

The UAE needs to adapt new technologies in industries indigenous to the region in order to progress to its next level of evolution, according to Worldwide Technology Officer for Public Sector, Microsoft Corp, Jonathan Murray. Addressing Ma

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Expert to speak on global competitiveness

Most errors in corporate strategy come from within a corporation, not as a result of external forces, according to the world’s leading business strategist Professor Michael E Porter. When Professor Porter started out studying strategy, he

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