76% of MENA students are required to complete an internship, according to Bayt.com poll. 35% of respondents do not believe internships are valued in the region Dubai, UAE, 10 December 2012: According to a recent ‘Internships in the MENA Region’ poll conducted...
Kuwait said on Monday it wants to raise the amount of revenue set aside in a rainy day fund to 25% from 10% in the 2012-2013 budget. The Kuwaiti cabinet asked the finance ministry to put the change in the budget, the...
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has successfully placed itself among Asia's top 5 spenders on digital literacy, according to the latest UN eGovernment Readiness Survey. In addition to its betterment in digital literacy, the report has also highlighted other significant achievements...
Press Release Five traps a leader needs to watch out for.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 1, 2012: Leaders at all levels face challenges beyond their limits.  That is why they are leaders, or is it?  In today’s challenging economic environment,...
Can creativity be taught? Here's the deal; I make it a habit to read at least two articles a day about technology advancements. Most of these articles talk about upgrades for existing inventions. For example, TVs are getting bigger, thinner...
Press Release Booz & Company study identifies three imperatives for lasting and successful change Dubai, UAE, May 9th 2012: Globalization, new technology, and changing social patterns have significantly disrupted the education sector over the past decade. National education systems have scrambled to respond...
Saudi Arabia has decided to set up a ministerial committee to reconsider lifting the ban on physical exercise for women, by allowing women-only sports clubs, the country's Al Watan daily newspaper reported. The development comes amidst opposition from the...
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced his government's aim of establishing the UAE as a global 'centre of excellence' for Arabic language. The major announcement was made at...
UAE's Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Tuesday launched a AED1bn ($272m) initiative to improve technology in the country's schools. Sheikh Mohammed, also the ruler of Dubai, announced the initiative at the launch of...
The spirit of childhood could become the next item on the world’s endangered list, according to a report released by OREO, a popular American cookie brand, and YouGov. The report indicated that in the UAE and across the GCC...
Here’s a question I always thought about: If I were rich, would I bother myself with studying? As a child, I can’t remember a day when I wanted to go to school. At that age, we really just didn’t understand the...
Enrolment for MBA could never have been easier. With dropping admission numbers, institutions are counting their applicant numbers and there seem seats for everyone. According to new data from the Graduate Management Admission Council, which administers the Graduate Management Admission...
A number of lists are coming out, revealing the top-most, middle tier and those that fall at the end of the list. These lists are none other than university ranking sheets, which have garnered more attention recently, with all coming...
UK's National Literacy Trust Survey reveals that texts, emails, and Twitter and Facebook messages may be replacing books among children. The poll was held among 18,141, British children, between the ages of 8 and 17 across 111 schools in...
Emirates NBD, the leading banking group in the region, announced today the launch of a new partnership agreement with Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU), to provide a convenient solution for tuition fee payments. Students can now pay their fees...
To do or not to do, that is the question. With career clocks ticking away, and with the world and its beings whizzing past you in the all-important rat race to the top rungs of the success ladder, thousands...
The recent revolts in the Middle East gave rise to very committed young citizen journalists who sweat to deliver news to the masses. Background This recent trend of citizen journalists has really shaped the way people use and perceive the media....
Acer, in association with the iTEC project, has launched a software named the Acer Classroom Manager, that helps teachers and trainers improve the efficiency of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) teaching by centrally instructing students on their computers. The Acer...
Time management is key during the summer season as it is time for the Board examinations, vocational courses and all other summer activities. Recipe Background/Snapshot of final dish Different people have different learning characteristics. Personalities are shaped by three different learning...
Leading British academics are all set to launch a new private university. This new university is aiming to be direct competition to Oxford and Cambridge; and will charge a tuition fee of 18,000 pounds a year. As reported, the university...
Saudi Arabia, the oil rich country, is expanding the state control of the economy by sharply boosting the public spending. This increased expenditure is reportedly stifling the private sector and obstructing diversification plans, according to a key bank in...