"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.2 – May 2017
IDB Graduate Success Story
After his postdoctoral tenure under IDB Merit Scholarship in 2007, Malaysian Professor Mohd Basyaruddin Abdul Rahman has been instrumental in establishing theoretical and computational chemistry as a major field of study in Malaysia and his researches has impacted on other IDB member countries in biotechnology-based knowledge and industry

The Golden Age of Islam informs the modern knowledge economy
Late last year, the UAE launched its science, technology and innovation policy, which includes 100 initiatives in education, health, energy, transportation, space and water. It is designed to prepare the country for a time when it is no longer dependent on oil exports.

Communicating Science Effectively: A Research Agenda
Science and technology are embedded in virtually every aspect of modern life. As a result, people face an increasing need to integrate information from science with their personal values and other considerations as they make important life decisions about medical care, the safety of foods, what to do about climate
Religion and Education Around the World
Large gaps in education levels persist, but all faiths are making gains – particularly among women.

Why the Islamic world fell behind in science
The Islamic world made significant contributions in different scientific fields up until the 15th century. So what happened to make the Islamic world fall behind in science while it rose in Europe? What are the reasons behind this downward trend?

Study Abroad: 5 Asian Countries For Higher Education
Study Abroad: 5 Asian Countries For Higher Education

Education observatory
Africa-Turkey higher education partnerships unveiled
Africa and Turkey have unveiled a higher education cooperation plan that includes setting up a joint university, networking among Turkish and African universities and enhancing student and academic mobility.

AFRICA: ‘Green’ university networks being developed in Africa
Africa has been late to join the ‘green’ universities movement – only five institutions on the continent are among more than 400 participating in a global ranking of universities that practise environmentally friendly policies to help combat climate change. But now national and regional ‘green’ university networks are being developed

MOROCCO: First two university-based career centres launched
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.

Muslim women in science
14th – 16th November, 2017  Dubai-United Arab Emirates Saudi woman researcher stockpiling patents
Hanan Hamoud Al-Harbi spends most of her time inventing tools and has so far received patents for an industrial invention and an electric circuit design and has just submitted two more inventions at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.

Call Opens for 2017 Elsevier Foundation Award Nominations for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World
Launched in 2012 by The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS and OWSD, the Awards reward and encourage women working and living in developing countries in the early stages of their scientific careers. Awardees must have made a demonstrable impact on the research environment both at a regional and international level and have

Islamic Development Bank offers $450,000 in science, technology, women prizes
The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has announced the call for nominations to win various prizes in Science and Technology and Women Contribution to Development.

International Conference on “Advanced Technologies and their Applications in Agriculture”
Date: 27-29 March, 2017
Location: Cairo, Egypt

The 1st. International Conference on “TOWARDS A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE”
Location: El-Gouna, Egypt,
Date: 18-20 Sep. 2017

Strengthening the Dialogue between Higher Education, Government and Industry: Working Together Towards a Common Vision
14th – 16th November, 2017 Dubai-United Arab Emirates

Fellowships opportunities
Mahmoud S. Rabbani Master and PhD Scholarship for Arab Students in Netherlands, 2017
Mahmoud S. Rabbani Master and PhD Scholarship for Arab Students in Netherlands, 2017

Top 10 Scholarships for Study in Any Country or Anywhere.
Top 10 Scholarships for Study in Any Country or Anywhere.

FUB offers 15 Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Students, Germany 2017
Dahlem Research School offers 15 Postdoc Fellowships; each research fellowship will be awarded for 14 months at Free University in Berlin, Germany. The call is open to experienced researchers of all disciplines and all nationalities.

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