"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.8
November 2017
Feature
Preparing Arab-nation students for study in the West
Despite facilitating several scholarship initiatives aimed at students, most Arab universities in Africa are not adequately preparing students to optimise learning opportunities at foreign universities or serve as cultural ambassadors, according to higher education experts, scholars and students.
Arab science isn’t a thing of the past, these groundbreaking scientists prove
These modern Arab scientists that are changing the world.

Cooperation – The magic word for academic libraries
Academic libraries located in North Africa’s universities need to join forces to form consortia or alliances in order to provide access to relevant information resources and services that meet the needs of higher education.


Education observatory
EGYPT: Ministry launches higher education and research strategy
Egypt has launched a higher education and scientific research strategy for 2016 to 2030 that aims to promote science, technology and innovation within higher education institutions and research centres, and to produce industry and market-ready graduates.

TUNISIA : Terror groups attract university graduates – Study
When analysed by qualification, university graduates make up the largest proportion of local Tunisian terrorists, as ongoing youth unemployment makes them an easy target for extremist groups in the country.

New Report Strikes an Optimistic Note on Arab Education
Most countries in the Arab world have been placed in the “very high” category in a worldwide table that ranks countries based on young people’s digital skills and their access to basic and secondary education. Predictably, the Gulf states top the Arab list.


Conferences
2017 WISE Summit: “Co-Exist, Co-Create: Learning to Live and Work Together
Date: November 14-16 2017
Location: Doha, Qatar

The 1st International Conference on Applied Agricultural Sciences and Prospective Technology (ICASPT 2018)
Date: 23-26 February 2018
Location: Luxcur, Egypt

Annual conference on Innovation Arabia: Theme: Innovate, Disrupt and Transform
Date: 11-13 March 2018
Location: UAE Website


Fellowships opportunities
Top 15 Scholarships in Netherlands for International Students
Along with UK and Germany, the Netherlands is one of the top destinations for international students looking to pursue free studies in Europe. The degrees offered by Dutch institutions are internationally recognized and there are a significant number of scholarships in Netherlands offered by Dutch Colleges and Universities as well …

Top 25 University Scholarships Open to ALL* International Students
Did you want to apply for a scholarship but you were ineligible because of your nationality? There are those scholarships that target students from a specific…

The 11th edition of the Khalifa Education Award launched
Abu Dhabi: The 11th edition of the Khalifa Education Award was launched on Tuesday. It will consist of nine fields that cover 19 categories, some of which are local …


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