"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.13
April 2018
Feature
Higher education and the reinvention of Nigerian universities
On Monday 10th of July, 2017, Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy – ISGPP in collaboration with the Pan-African University Press, Austin, Texas

New Jordan’s system approved to rank universities locally
By-law seeks to ‘motivate’ universities to improve programmes, educational outcomes and enhance competitiveness.

AFRICA: Continent-wide space sciences initiative gathers support
A group of researchers is proposing a 20-year continent-wide push to strengthen teaching, research and innovation in the field of planetary and space sciences in Africa, where research in the field remains scattered and underfunded.


Education observatory
  AFRICA: Private providers can help meet demand for HE – Report
The private sector – already providing about 30% of higher education places in Africa – can do more to meet the continent’s educational challenges, and African governments should be maximizing its contribution, rather than ignoring or acting against it.

  India deepens higher education cooperation with Egypt
India and Egypt have unveiled a higher education cooperation plan that includes setting up a joint institution, networking among universities in the two countries and enhancing student and academic mobility.

  Best universities in the Arab World revealed
Data from Times Higher Education‘s World University Rankings reveal the best universities in the Arab World 2017.



Conferences
ACAG-6 the Arab Conference for Astronomy and Geophysics the sixth Assembly
Date: 15-17 October 2018
Location: Cairo, Egypt

  4th International Conference on E- Publishing “Create, Communicate, and Collaborate”
Location: University of Jordan Library, (Amman-Jordan)
Date: 10-12 July 2018

  The Libyan international conference on open educational resources & digital repositories
Date: 13-14 October 2018
Location: Libya



Fellowships opportunities
  8 Distance Learning Scholarships & Tuition Free Online Degree/Courses
List of distance learning scholarships for international students – online degree scholarships, scholarships for online courses.

  20 Tuition Fee Scholarships offered by Universities for International Students
See a list of Universities that offer partial and full tuition fee waivers and tuition scholarships for international students.



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