"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.6
September 2017
Feature
How to improve science education in the Arab world?
Science literacy is increasingly linked to economic growth and is necessary for finding solutions to complex social and environmental problems.
Muslims have made big advances in educational attainment: Study
Muslims registered a 25-point increase, from 46% among the oldest Muslims to 72% among the youngest,” the study has found.
AFRICA: Universities tackle graduate employability challenge
Spurred on by an increase in the number of unemployed graduates resulting from the growing mismatch between university education and market needs, North Africa’s universities are working on several approaches to produce industry- and market-ready graduates.


News
ADEA signs MoU with IsDB on cooperation in the education sector in Africa
The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the education sector in Africa, aimed at supporting common Member Countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Africa’s Agenda 2063.

TWAS, IDB sign cooperation accord
The Islamic Development Bank and TWAS will explore cooperation in four areas: fellowships and grants focused on sustainability; advanced training workshops; support for refugee scientists; and assessing needs and resources in the 57 IDB countries.


Education observatory
TUNISIA: Observatory to monitor higher education progress
Tunisia has inaugurated an observatory for monitoring progress in higher education, science, technology and innovation, as part of wider efforts to promote the development of a knowledge-based economy through higher education and research reform.

Ministry unveils new roadmap for university education
Algeria has unveiled a new roadmap for higher education and research in efforts to build a knowledge-based economy by raising educational standards, improving the employability of graduates and revitalising research.

Jordan’s plan to develop human resources launched
AMMAN — Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania on Monday attended the launch of the National Strategy for Human Resources Development, a Royal Court...


Conferences
The universities and future vision conference
Date: 18-20 December, 2017
Location: Saudi Arabia

International conference on Agricultural biotechnology applications
Date: 4-7 April 2018
Location: Egypt

UK and Gulf Countries: Science Collaboration Symposium “Clean and Renewable Energy”
Dates: 30 October – 1 November 2017
Location: United Arab Emirates


Fellowships opportunities
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 their countries as global research hubs. Universities set up international research scholarship programs to attract high quality students to contribute to their research efforts. Research scholarships are usually towards Masters by Research/Thesis …

Arabs can apply for postgrad scholarships in Brazil
Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Syria are among the countries with which Brazil has cooperation agreements and from which citizens can apply for master’s and...

Top 5 Training Scholarships for International Students
Top 5 Training Scholarships for International Students. Last updated: 22 May 2017


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