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MOROCCO : First two university-based career centres launched

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Morocco’s first university-based career centres have opened. Aimed at enhancing the employability of graduates and their transition to the workforce, the centres will provide orientation services to students and graduates, work readiness training, information on high growth sectors and exposure to employers, internships and other forms of workplace learning. Read …

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How Indonesians Can Be More Skillful

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Indonesia’s economy is maturing at a fast pace but a stable economy alone cannot ensure prosperity and eradication of unemployment. Recent statistics show that there is a mounting skills gap among the country’s labor force. For example, most Indonesians who hold managerial posts have overseas degrees, while local degree holders …

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High-tech innovation ‘can boost Saudi competitiveness’

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Saudi Arabia has been implementing multiple reforms over the last several years to enhance competitiveness, according to the Kingdom’s economists and market analysts. “In the past five years more than 40 competitiveness reforms have been implemented. As a testament to Saudi Arabia’s competitive environment, the World Bank’s Ease of Doing …

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Women in higher education in Pakistan

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Women face numerous problems in higher education, especially access and retention. The significant gap between university women graduates and employment is also a matter of concern. As such, there is an urgent need for the government and Higher Education Commission (HEC) to formulate policies and strictly monitor their implementation to …

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Arab women shine in scientific research

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Whether it is finding ways to make cancer treatment less painful or starting a registry to fight inherited diseases, Arab women shone in the field of scientific research at the L’Oreal–Unesco Pan Arab Regional Fellowships for Women in Science 2013. The programme which was launched in the region in 2010 …

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