"knowledge economy bulletin"highlights success stories and research achievements of IDB graduates and provides them with opportunities for professional and academic development along with monitoring science, technology, innovation and higher education development in the 56 IDB member countries. Issue No.5
August 2017
Feature
Opening up, Iran has opportunity to commercialize its science and technology skills
The Islamic Republic of Iran has developed the science and technology skills necessary to be a global player in more than oil and gas, but must invest more in innovation to compete effectively in the global economy.
United Arab Emirates tops knowledge index in education, tech, research
UAE was at the top in most of the six main indices used to measure Arab countries – higher education, economy, technical vocational education and training, pre-university education, information and communication technology (ICT), and research innovation.
From women in tech to patents: Nine areas where Middle East is winning, and losing
Two big studies show where the Middle East and North African regions are making progress with tech, and where they’re still falling short.


Education observatory
UAE parents spend 140% more on children’s university than global average
Parents residing in the United Arab Emirates spend the most globally on their children’s education, 140 per cent more than the global average recorded in other countries, a new report has found. The report, titled The Value of Education: Foundations for the Future, is based on the findings of a …
CHINA-EGYPT: Bilateral higher education plan unveiled
China and Egypt have unveiled a higher education cooperation plan that includes setting up a joint institution, networking among universities, and promoting student and academic mobility programmes
MOROCCO: New digital initiatives to boost higher education
Morocco recently launched two digital initiatives – a doctoral catalogue system and a platform for massive open online courses or MOOCs – both aimed at promoting scientific research at universities and facilitating access to higher education.


Muslim women in science
Women’s enrolment rate in technology studies in Arab countries higher than in US
Research by professor in Abu Dhabi finds that close to 50% of computer science students are women


Conferences
The ninth International Biennial Conference, BioVisionAlexandria (BVA) 2018
Date: 20–22 April 2018
Location: Alexandria, Egypt

Regional Workshop: Economics of Climate Change
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Date: 2-5 October 2017

The International conference on nanotechnology for a better life
Date: 3-5 October 2017
Location: Egypt


Fellowships opportunities
Top 25 Scholarships in USA for International Students
List of Scholarships in USA for International Students – list of US Colleges and Universities that offers scholarships for international students.

Top 15 Research Scholarships for International Students
One of the most well-funded international scholarships are research scholarships. Foreign governments fund international research scholarships to establish.

Germany Tuition Free Universities and Scholarships for International Students
List of scholarships in Germany for international students – tuition free colleges and universities in Germany, DAAD Scholarships, German Foundation…


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