"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.10
January 2018
Feature
Islamic Development Bank announces prize winners for science, technology
Education is the key to a better life so they say. Over the year, as people grew up, the slogan has remained more or less the same about education being the master key to greater opportunities in the life of an individual.

GLOBAL: Europe-North Africa HE cooperation plan unveiled
In efforts to promote cooperation in science, technology, innovation and higher education, five countries of the Arab Maghreb Union and five European countries have approved a two-year cooperation plan aimed at stimulating economic growth, job creation and social cohesion in the Western Mediterranean region.

Education: The Pillar of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is making its education system stronger through implementation of better policies, investments and initiatives.


Education observatory
TUNISIA-UNITED STATES: Harvard Middle East centre opens first overseas office
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University opened its first overseas office this month, in Tunisia, in what has been hailed by the university’s president as an opportunity to “bring the world to Harvard and Harvard to the world”
 
Comparative and International Higher Education (CIHE): A Call for MENA Region-Focused Articles
Comparative and International Higher Education (CIHE): A Call for MENA Region-Focused Articles.


  New Jordanian’s university ranking system unveiled
In a bid to enhance national and international competitiveness, the Higher Education Accreditation Commission (HEAC) launched a system of national ranking for Jordanian universities.


Conferences
TWAS/BioVision Alexandria. NXT 2018 “Science Diplomacy: Voices of the South”
Date: 18–19 April 2018
Location: Alex., Egypt
 
21th Annual Conference of Misr Society of Agricultural Engineering “New Technologies in Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering and their Applications for Supporting Sustainable Development
Date: 25 November 2017
Location: Alexandria University

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


Fellowships opportunities
Top 100 International Scholarships to Watch out for in 2018
Want to study abroad in 2018 or 2019? Browse through 100 of the best international scholarships programs for Distance Learning Courses, Training/Short Courses, Bachelors Degrees, Masters Degrees, and PhD Degrees that you should watch out for in 2018

Top 15+ UK Scholarships for International Students
Do you want to study in the UK for free? The British Government and UK Universities provide a large number of scholarships for international students who wants to study in United Kingdom. To help you, scholars4dev.com lists the top 15+ UK Scholarships for international students.

Top 25 Scholarships in Sweden for International Students
Up until 2010, Sweden has been one of the few countries in Europe where you can study for free. The Swedish Government has then passed a law that charges tuition and application fees for students from non-EU/EEA countries to be supplemented by Swedish Scholarship Programs. A significant number of Swedish


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