"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.3 – June 2017

Introducing For Science: A new source of all things science for the Arabic world
Scientific American launches For Science (Lel Elm), a new freely accessible online version ofScientific American for the Arabic-speaking world, featuring the latest science news and features of both global and regional significance. The site will provide authoritative insights into and news of the latest developments from the worlds of science, technology and biomedicine
Islam and Higher Education
Ilm (knowledge) is a frequently recurring word in the Quran, which shows its significance in the Islamic scheme of things. Its variants are also abundantly found in the holy Book. That knowledge is an absolute value in Islam is clear from the very first Quranic revelation being about it.
Innovation and the State: Tunisian Creatives Failed by the System
Tunisia is falling in international innovation rankings, and young inventors hold little hope for their future. Why is the country failing its young minds?

Education observatory
COMOROS: Higher education struggles under multiple pressures
Higher education in Comoros continues to struggle under growing student demand, high graduate unemployment, poor infrastructure, brain drain and inadequate levels of teaching, learning and research, according to experts. But support is on the way, with plans for branch campuses of two foreign universities.

EGYPT: Universities worsen high youth unemployment – Report
Egypt’s universities have failed to provide graduates with high-level, job market-related skills to fill more than 600,000 vacancies in the private sector, contributing to high levels of educated youth unemployment – and in some cases ‘wilful’ joblessness – according to the African Development Bank.
MAURITANIA: New council to boost research and innovation
The northwest African nation of Mauritania is to set up a council for scientific research and innovation to strengthen the capacity of universities and research institutions in science, technology and innovation-based development.

Muslim women in science
The L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship goes to Emirates
ABU DHABI: Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, and President of Zayed University, presented the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship 2016 award to Dr Hanifa Taher Al Blooshi, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.

UNESCO Honors Five Arabian Women in “Woman in Science” Program

IsDB, Gates Foundation Support New Program for Women Scientists in Middle East, North Africa
DUBAI, UAE, August 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) launched today.

International Conference on Emerging Trends in Integrated Pest and Disease Management for Quality Food Production
Date: 25-27 July 2017
Location: Kuching, Malaysia

for Egyptian Universities Human Resources Development “A Milestone on The Road”
Date: 30 September 2017
Location: Alex., Egypt

Fellowships opportunities
Top 10 Prestigious Scholarships for the Best International Students

Top 10 Scholarships in France for Foreign Students
Do you want to study in France? Know more about the scholarships programs in France for international students like you.

Zhejiang University Scholarships for International Students in China, 2017

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