"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.11
February 2018
Science Diplomacy in Arab Countries: The Need for a Paradigm Shift
The similarities of culture and experience, coupled with a common language and history of scientific achievement in Arab countries, make science diplomacy an obvious strategy for combating regional instability.
Super-rich Africans – A source of university funding?
The latest Africa Wealth Report highlights the fact that Africa is home to a growing number of super-rich individuals who have the potential to make their mark as African philanthropists. But how close are we to an African equivalent of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation focused on higher education, scientific research …
Turkey’s popularity among international students on the rise
The “2016 Turkey Migration Report” shows that international students flock to Turkey for higher education. In 2016, visas were issued for 61,116 new students. In that same period an estimated 795,962 foreign students had already been granted visas and were residing in Turkey.

Education observatory
  AFRICA: Science policy foiled by institutional capacity – Report
Despite the fact that two-thirds of African countries have policies and strategies in place for science, technology and innovation, the capacity of the continent’s higher education institutions and associated research centres to implement them remains very low.
MAURITANIA: Students demand more masters programmes
Students have raised concerns in a recent report about the lack of masters degree programmes being offered by universities, a situation they believe is thwarting their academic and professional aspirations.
  Egypt: Knowledge City to boost science education and research
In an effort to establish itself as a regional hub for higher education, science and technology, Egypt plans to set up a Knowledge City in the new administrative capital east of Cairo that will host branches of foreign universities and research, innovation and entrepreneurship centres along with a science park.

Knowledge economy forum “Knowledge Governments: The best practices and Lessons Learned”
Date: 7-8 Feb., 2018
Location: Kuwait

First International Scientific Conference “Agriculture and Futuristic Challenges”
Location: Faculty of Agriculture- Al-Azhar University, Cairo Egypt
Date: March 27 – 29th, 2018

International conference on natural resources and renewable energy
Date: 23-26 April, 2018
Location: Hurghada, Egypt

Fellowships opportunities
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.
11 Scholarships in Europe for Non-EU International Students
To attract students outside Europe, governments of EU/EEA member countries and a number of Universities in Europe offer tuition fee waivers or scholarship programs for non-EU international students. scholars4dev.com lists the Top 10 scholarships in Europe for non-EU students.

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…

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