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NU-Q Professor Publishes Novel

Doha, Qatar – October 15, 2018 –   A new book by Northwestern University in Qatar Professor Sam Meekings uncovers the story behind a painting by Vincent van Gogh of his personal doctor, Paul Gachet. The book explores the history of Gachet’s life as well as the painting itself and brings nuance to this doctor’s melancholy character. Meekings, an accomplished novelist and poet, is launching his new novel “The Afterlives of Doctor Gachet,” at the London Review of Books Bookshop in Bloomsbury, as well as delivering a live reading and talk at Oxford University in the U.K. “It follows Dr. Gachet’s life, from his work in asylums and cholera wards to the controversial exhibitions of the first Impressionists, from the battlefields of the Franco-Prussian war and its bloody aftermath ......read more

Qatar's Unique Use of Digital Media

Doha, Qatar – October 13, 2018 –   A recently released five-year retrospective report examining media use in the Middle East found that Qataris are among the most digitally connected citizens in the Arab Region. In terms of internet penetration, Qatar has one of the highest internet use rates of any country in the world, approaching saturation at 95 percent. “With the goal of understanding the communication ecosystem in the region better, NU-Q launched the first of five Media Use in the Middle East studies in 2013. Now with this rare longitudinal study moving into its sixth year, we are able to evaluate lessons learned comprehensively and understand the value of both relative stability and media shifts – whether incremental or more significant,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO of ......read more

Northwestern Students Study on Doha Campus

Doha, Qatar – October 9, 2018 –  Undergraduates from Northwestern’s Evanston campus are spending a semester on the University’s international campus in Qatar.   The students – Bryan Lee, Dylan Gresik, and Liming (Adrian) Wan – are spending the Fall semester at NU-Q where they are exploring the Middle East and learning first-hand about the region’s culture, as well as enrolling in classes that range from political science and public policy to journalism and strategic communication.  “Cross-campus learning offers a unique opportunity for students from our home campus to physically and academically explore the dynamic Middle Eastern region,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO. “Students explore and learn about media, communications, and ......read more

NU-Q Professor Elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Doha, Qatar – October 6, 2018:   Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) Professor Marco Williams has been elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, best known for awarding the film world’s Oscars. Williams, who holds a joint appointment as professor of communication at NU-Q and on the University’s home campus in Evanston, Illinois, has been named to the documentary branch of the Academy. NU-Q Dean Everette E. Dennis called the election “well-deserved recognition for a renowned professional known for his work as a documentary film artist, mentor and master teacher. He has done important and pathfinding documentaries and this is the latest of his many honors and awards he has received.” He added, “it is a privilege for our students and faculty to have such a ......read more

Virtual and Augmented Reality Executive Speaks at NU-Q

Doha, Qatar – October 1, 2018 –   As part of the recently opened Media Innovation Lab (The MIL) at Northwestern University in Qatar, an expert on virtual and augmented reality spoke at the University. Mia Tramz, Emmy-winning producer and editorial director of enterprise and immersive experiences at TIME Inc., spoke about virtual reality as a new tool for storytelling.  In line with the MIL’s theme for the year, “Virtual and Augmented Reality in Storytelling and Media,” Tramz spoke at a public lecture and held several workshops for the NU-Q community to learn more about the components of creating VR and AR content.  “Mia’s work in AR and VR is at the forefront of futuristic storytelling,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO. “To be able to get a glimpse into ......read more

How To Ensure Your Child's Safety Online

The information age has brought with it unparalleled access to information, and the incredible ability to communicate freely with people from all over the world. Few could benefit more from this than our children, exposed as they are to any knowledge about the world that they could ever want to discover for themselves. However, such free and open access to knowledge and communication has its drawbacks. A child may be naïve, or otherwise ill-equipped with the perceptiveness necessary to protect themselves from online threats, such as scammers – or worse! On top of that, the addictive nature of social media can lead to the development of problematic behaviour that could lead to very real consequences if left unchecked. To ensure your child's safety online, here at Swiss International School in Dubai, we've prepared a ......read more

QFBA in collaboration with the Ministry of Education hosts Development and Innovation in the work environment workshop

DOHA, Qatar – 27 September 2018–   In the objective to foray into varied upcoming business domains, Qatar Financial Business Academy (QFBA) is proud to conduct yet another continuous development workshop in collaboration with the Ministry of Education & Higher Education (MoE).  The workshop hosted the graduation ceremony on the last day, in the presence of Dr. Ibrahim bin Saleh bin Khalifa Al Nuaimi, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and Dr. Khalid Mohamed Al-Horr, CEO, QFBA. This workshop was managed and coordinated between QFBA and the Training and Development department, under the ministry’s HR division.   The training provided the participants with the skills of development and administrative innovation to contribute to the positive change of their ......read more

NU-Q Symposium Explores Challenges and Opportunities in a Digital World

Doha, Qatar – September 26, 2018:  At the inaugural event to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) hosted a symposium – The State of the Internet and Digital Future – inviting international media scholars and faculty members to comment on the implications of digitization and interconnectivity on a local, regional, and global scale.   The conference started with the launch of a special edition of NU-Q’s signature study, a five-year retrospection of its annual Media Use in the Middle East survey. (To view the full report, click here.)   The study is the only one of its kind in the region and one of the few such efforts in the world. It offers extensive and valuable intelligence about the changes and trends in the media that people adopt, use, and ......read more

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar graduates showcase diabetes-related research at CUDOS 2018

Qatari CMU-Q alumni are making an impact in medical investigation  Doha, Qatar, September 26, 2018:   Graduates of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) showcased their work at the Conference series on Understanding molecular mechanisms in cardiovascular biology, Diabetes, Obesity and Stroke (CUDOS 2018), organized by Sidra Medicine. The conference, which featured leading diabetes specialists from around the world, explored current research innovation, health care challenges and treatment options for mothers and children with type 1 diabetes.  The theme of the CUDOS 2018 conference was “Childhood Diabetes: From Novel Discoveries to Clinical Practice," and served as an informational touchstone for health care professionals, doctors and experts. The conference also featured the work of Qatari ......read more

UCL Qatar welcomes record number of new students for 2018/19 academic year

Doha, Qatar, 26 September 2018:   UCL Qatar has started its new academic year by welcoming one of the biggest MA student intakes since the London-based University set up its operations in Qatar in 2010 in partnership with Qatar Foundation. Forty-nine graduates from over 25 countries will now begin full or part-time studies on UCL Qatar’s renowned Library and Information Studies MA and Museum and Gallery Practice MA. UCL’s President & Provost Professor Michael Arthur visited the UCL Qatar campus in Education City, Doha last week and meet the UCL Qatar community and welcome new students. Welcoming them to Education City, Sam Evans, Director of UCL Qatar, said: “We hope our new joiners are as excited as we are for the term ahead. It’s an incredible intake this year and we’ve got high ......read more

Qatar Finance and Business Academy spins off “Coffee with CEO” series to inspire youngsters

Doha, Qatar, 25 September 2018:   Qatar Finance and Business Academy proudly announces the launch of “Coffee with CEO” series for the 2018 Cohort of KAWADER. The first session was held with Mr. Fahad Abdullah Al Khalifa, GCEO of al khaliji Bank who is an inspirational leadership figure. Mr. Fahad Al Khalifa shared his invaluable life and career lessons, providing the Kawader members with unparalleled inspiration and guidance on their ambitious path. The event series is intended to engage leadership figures in the financial services sector in Qatar with Kawader young motivated members in a casual setting where the CEOs share professional insights and wisdom with them. The Kawader program was kicked off on September 2 and will continue until February 2019. On the launch of this series, Dr. Khalid Al Horr, Chief ......read more

Media Scholars to Discuss Digitization and State of the Internet at NU-Q

Doha, Qatar –September 22, 2018:   In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) is organizing a symposium – The State of the Internet and Digital Future – to address emerging trends and the socio-economic implications of internet use around the world.   “The symposium is a platform for the discussion of important issues related to global media development and Internet use while giving our community a chance to hear from experts and leaders in the field,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO at NU-Q. “It also bridges between NU-Q and the World Internet Project of which we are a proud member institution and work closely with on a number of research projects.”    The speakers will include Jeffrey Cole, director of the World ......read more

New Faculty, Courses, and Programs Offered at NU-Q

Doha, Qatar – September 11, 2018:   As Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) celebrates its 10th anniversary and welcomes its largest class – it is also announcing two new faculty appointments and new programs. The University, which is now home to more than 300 students, is offering new courses in literature and writing, as well as executive education programming, the launch of a Media Innovation Lab (MIL), and plans to open the first digital university museum in Qatar – The Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar.   “NU-Q has seen many successes in its 10 years in Doha,” Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO said, “and we are looking forward to building on that success with our new academic programming and faculty – along with a growing student ......read more

QFBA flags off the first academic year of Northumbria University in Qatar

Doha, Qatar, September 10, 2018:   Armed with enthusiasm and a strong vision in place, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) in partnership with Northumbria University, started its first academic year 2018–2019 Sunday, September 9, 2018.  More than 60 students have enrolled so far, with up to 60% being Qatari students for the first academic year, with the faculty visiting from the main campus in Northumbria New Castle, students are set to acquire global accounting practices,  In line with Qatar National Vision 2030 of creating a knowledge based diversified economy, QFBA is delivering full academic education and training solutions starting from the early years, and reaching to C-executive levels, promoting a career in the financial sector. With this tie-up, QFBA envisions to enhance the standards of ......read more

NU-Q Establishes Media Innovation Lab

Doha, Qatar – September 9th , 2018:  Students, faculty, and staff at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) will have access to a new Media Innovation Lab (MIL), which will bring innovative ideas together with theory and technology to develop original concepts and solutions to address challenges in the media world.    “The MIL is designed to stimulate curiosity, encourage interdisciplinary conversations, and enable our students to create tangible change in the media industry around them,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO at NU-Q. “It will also serve as a springboard to turn big ideas into practical products and processes.” The MIL was the result of a working group created at NU-Q to explore how students, faculty, and staff could use the new building as a platform for innovation ......read more

Hollywood Producer/Northwestern Alumnus Speaks at NU-Q

Doha, Qatar – September 4, 2018:  Speaking at Northwestern University in Qatar’s annual Convocation, Hollywood producer and Northwestern alumnus Jordan Horowitz advised the University’s incoming class to forget about their expectations and to focus on the process.  The Convocation – an annual event that marks the beginning of the academic year – was attended by NU-Q faculty and staff, along with members of NU-Q’s incoming class, family and friends.  At the ceremony, NU-Q Dean Everette E. Dennis said that Horowitz “exemplifies great achievement and excellence” and is “known for his leadership in creative industries where he has achieved notable critical and commercial success.”  In his remarks to the students, Horowitz explained the most important ......read more

NU-Q Welcomes Its Largest and Most Diverse Freshmen Class

Doha, Qatar – September 2, 2018 –   As Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) marks its 10th anniversary in Education City, it welcomed its largest class with a week of orientation that culminated in the Northwestern tradition of “March Through the Arch.”  This year’s class - the Class of 2022 – includes more than 100 students and is the most diverse class to enroll at NU-Q. More than 40 percent of the class are Qatari, and 30 nationalities are represented from countries as varied as Ethiopia, Mexico, Moldova, Nepal, Russia, and Rwanda.  “The breadth of experience and diversity that our incoming class brings to NU-Q adds dynamism and excitement to our student body,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO. “Their enrollment goes beyond the walls of NU-Q, as ......read more

NU-Q Researchers Participate in Conferences Worldwide

Doha, Qatar, August 28, 2018:  Faculty, staff, and students from Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) spanned the globe over the summer presenting original research papers and participating in panels showcasing their work and that of the school’s in far flung places such as Czech Republic, Nigeria, and Washington D.C. and Oregon in the U.S.    With presentations at the International Press Institute World Congress (IPI), the International Communication Association (ICA), the International Association for Mass Communication Research (IAMCR), and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), the NU-Q conferees took up topics ranging from Middle East media use, fake news, health communication, and advertising, among others, in sessions where their work was refereed by leading ......read more

Northwestern Alumnus/Hollywood Producer to Speak at NU-Q Convocation

Doha, Qatar, July 30, 2018:   Famed Hollywood film producer Jordan Horowitz, a Northwestern University graduate, will speak at Northwestern University in Qatar’s 2018 Convocation Ceremony for its incoming class of students on Sunday, September 2. Horowitz is best known for producing the Academy-winning musical comedy-drama La La Land, which was nominated for a record 14 Academy Awards in 2017. It won six, including Best Director for Damien Chazelle and Best Actress for Emma Stone. The much-honored La La Land was also awarded Best Picture at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs, PGA, and Critics Choice Awards. NU-Q’s Convocation marks the beginning of the academic year and will welcome the Class of 2022 after a week of orientation activities. The event is the first formal occasion of the year, and this year it ......read more

Qatar Finance and Business Academy holds the free IFRS course update in collaboration with IMA Qatar chapter

Qatar, July 29, 2018:   With a vision to upgrade and enhance the global financial knowledge landscape of Qatar’s finance professionals, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) held the IFRS free informative seminar in partnership with the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Qatar chapter.  The seminar took place on July 24, 2018 at Marriott Marquis City Centre and was followed by a CMA info session in the presence of Mr. Moamen Omar, President of IMA Qatar chapter, as well as QFBA representatives. Over than 100 professionals took part of the insightful seminar from the financial sector, marking a milestone by QFBA and IMA’s Qatar chapter in supporting the development of human capital to keep up and live up to Qatar’s 2030 vision.  The session divulged on the scope and expanse of ......read more

Qatar high school students learn about careers, college life at CMU-Q summer program

Carnegie Mellon Qatar’s annual summer program helps students make informed decisions about college Doha, Qatar, July 24, 2018:   Secondary school students from across Qatar spent three weeks learning about careers in science, technology and business during the annual Summer College Preview Program (SCPP), hosted by Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q). This year was the largest SCPP in history, with 79 students participating. Throughout the three-week program, students explored the fields taught at CMU-Q—biological sciences, business administration, computer science and information systems—and learned about college life. For many students, the program is an introduction to their future careers. Nearly 25 percent of last year’s freshman class at CMU-Q attended SCPP. “The Summer ......read more

6-Day SCTDA Tour Guide Training Program Conducted by SUC

July 19, 2018:  Skyline University College has signed an agreement with Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority as the official Tour Guide Training Program provider for Sharjah tour guides. The agreement was signed by SCTDA Chairman, Mr. Khalid Jasim Al Midfa and SUC Executive Director and Chair of the Executive Council, Mr. Nitin Anand. The pilot run of the proposed program was conducted on June 20, 2018 at the SCTDA Office while the initial 6-day Tour Guide Training Program was conducted from June 24, 2018 to July 1, 2018 at SUC Campus.  Various topics were covered during the 6-day training program such as: UAE Tourism, Sharjah History, Sharjah Tourist Attractions, Heritage and Culture, Presentation Skills, Tourism Marketing, Innovation in Tourism, Reputation, Management, First-Aid Training, Happiness, and ......read more

One Day Course in Dealing with and Managing Difficult Stakeholders

July 19, 2018:  Skyline University College has welcomed 24 participants from Nigeria for the One Day Course in Dealing With and Managing Difficult Stakeholders on June 27, 2018 at SUC Campus.  The resource speakers of the program were SUC Head of Academics-School of Business, Dr. Ajith Kumar; Head of Academics-School of Information Technology, Dr. Deepak Kalra; and Professor, Dr. Amitabh Upadhya. During their respective sessions, the speakers covered the topics of Stakeholders Requirements and Basic Concepts of Attitude, Personality, and Perception; Conflict Management and Strategies in Handling Difficult Stakeholders; and Role of Emerging Technologies and Social Media. At the end of the program, each participant was awarded with a certificate for successfully completing the course.  

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NU-Q Students Attend Research Expo on Home Campus

Doha, Qatar – July 16, 2018 –   Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) students made presentations at Northwestern University’s annual Undergraduate Research and Arts Expo, with several winning awards. The expo is held annually on the University’s home campus.   The Undergraduate Research and Arts Expo serves as a platform for Northwestern undergraduates to present their original research and creative work to the university’s community, with prizes for the best research poster, oral presentation, and creative arts entry.  Neha Rashid and Ammar Younas received first place honors for their documentary, “Kiln,” and Zaki Hussein and Nouf Al-Sulaiti won third place for their short film “Terima Kasih.” “The annual research expo held on our home ......read more

High-School Students Explore the World of Media at NU-Q

Doha, Qatar – July 9, 2018 –   More than 75 high-school students spent part of their summer break exploring the world of media, news, and filmmaking at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q).  The annual summer program, which is designed to give 15 to 18-year-olds a chance to sample life as a Northwestern student, saw the highest turn-out of participants to-date with 17 nationalities represented, including a record number of international students who flew in to take part. The programs were led by NU-Q Journalism Professor Miriam Berg and Communication Professor Rana Kazkaz. Throughout the two-week program, participants took courses on news creation, journalistic photography, news production, storytelling and filmmaking. They also were able to put the theories they learned in class to test by creating ......read more

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Hospitality professional wins $26,000 MBA scholarship at MODUL University Dubai…

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CUD Partners with Provectus Middle East to Lead Sustainability Agenda in Higher Education…

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Dubai Autodrome Image Wins International Architectural Photography Award…

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Skyline University College (SUC) Teachers' Workshop: The Role of Technology in Education…

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Agreement of Cooperation between Skyline University College and Jinan University…

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The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is relatively young when compared with other successful universities around the world. Founded in 1997 it is young and still developing but old enough to have built up a reputation of academic excellence. The AUS offers something different when it comes to higher education and anyone interested in studying in the Persian Gulf  should ......read more

HEC Paris – unlocking the potential of tomorrow's leaders today…

Amidst an increasingly globalized economic order, businesses now have to contend with stiff global competition as well as the adverse effects of any financial, political or security turmoil and instability that are happening anywhere in the world. While local, regional and global markets are still segmented as such, rapid advancements in technology have provided huge opportunities for ......read more

HEC Paris Organizes Annual Sporting Event for International MBA Students for the 25th Consecutive ...…

Doha, Qatar – May 6, 2015: Fifteen top-ranked business schools and 1500 students kicked off three days of high energy, action-packed sports and networking events as HEC Paris, the leading business school that has been consistently ranked #1 in Europe by the Financial Times since 2006, opened the annual MBA Tournament (MBAT) in France. Hosted and organized by HEC Paris for the 25th ......read more

Applications for the 2015 “L'oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science” Middle East fellowships are open…

Dubai, 20 April 2015 –  Applications for the 2015 L’ORÉAL -UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE MIDDLE EAST FELLOWSHIPS, launched in partnership with Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates & Under the Patronage of H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi Honored Minister of International Cooperation and Development of the UAE & President of Zayed University, are ......read more

HEC Paris to host 2015 EFMD MENA Conference in Qatar…

Participants will discuss ongoing trends in management education with a focus on ‘Building Dynamic Networks and Partnerships for the Region’ Dubai, UAE– April 7, 2015: HEC Paris, ranked number one in the world for Executive Education by the Financial Times in 2014, will be hosting the 2015 European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) MENA Conference on 12-14 April in ......read more

His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed bin Ateyatalla Al Khalifa honoured by the University of Salford - the ...…

UAE, April 05, 2015 – His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed bin Ateyatalla Al Khalifa, Minister for Follow-Up in the Bahrain Royal Court, was presented with an ‘Alumni Achievement Award’ by his alma mater, the University of Salford, UK, on Tuesday 16 March 2015. At the same time, His Excellency accepted the prestigious title of ‘University Patron’, which will see Sheikh ......read more

CMU-Q hosts workshop on Arabic language learning pedagogy…

Schoolteachers introduced to ‘Arabiyyatti’ program supported by the Qatar National Research Fund DOHA, QATAR –Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar recently hosted an ‘Enhancing Teaching Arabic in Qatar’ workshop for 25 primary, private and independent schoolteachers in an attempt to complement their language learning pedagogy. Led by Zeinab Ibrahim, Ph.D., ......read more

CMU-Q Alumna Named Among Talented CSR Leaders…

Dana Haidan, head of corporate social responsibility and sustainability at Vodafone Qatar and a CMU-Q graduate, was recently named among the "100 Most Talented CSR Leaders" at the World CSR Congress held in Mumbai, India. Haidan, a 2009 business administration graduate, has been running Vodafone’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs since 2011. "Corporate ......read more

Second Edition of Global talent Competitiveness INDEX Released…

United Arab Emirates continues to lead the Middle East for ability to grow, attract and retain talent • SecondGlobal Talent Competitiveness Index ranks leading economies on their ability to attract and retain talent • United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia ranked in top 35 for ability to grow, attract and retain talent • Switzerland and Singapore top ......read more

Second phase of Qatar Foundation, Qatar National Library and British Library partnership launched…

Agreement Will See Over One Million Pages Of Historical Documents About The Islamic World, Arab Culture And The Gulf, Digitised And Made Public Through QNL’s Qatar Digital Library London, UK, 20 January 2015: Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), Qatar National Library (QNL) and the British Library today announced the second phase of their ongoing ......read more

Citizens of India Now Able to Sit for U. S. CPA Exam in Middle East…

CPA Exam Candidates are Provided Additional Opportunities and Added Convenience UAE, Dubai: December 21, 2014 – The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and Prometric  today announced that testing for the Uniform CPA Examination in the Middle East will be open to all qualified citizens and permanent residents of India ......read more

IDP Education to bring 38 global universities for UAE students this October…

Roadshow is being held for students in the UAE who are keen on pursuing higher education in Australia, UK, US and Canada  Dubai, UAE, October 13th, 2014: IDP Education, one of the world’s largest student placement organisations, is set to launch the ‘IDP Middle East Study Abroad Roadshow’ in UAE this October. The roadshow will provide students and their parents in UAE ......read more

GCC Education sector undergoing an exciting phase of growth, says Alpen Capital's latest report…

Dubai, July 03, 2014: Alpen Capital today announced the publication of its GCC Education Industry Reportwhich presents the growth prospects of the GCC education sector, based on the current developments within the sector, key market dynamics, and the existing investment opportunities in the region. The scope of the report encompasses the pre-primary, primary, secondary, tertiary, and vocational ......read more

Abdulaziz Bin Humaid Leadership Program 2014/15 receives 496 applications…

115 candidates from five countries being interviewed for place on unique Program Ajman: 29th June 2014 : The Abdulaziz Bin Humaid Leadership Program, a first-of-its-kind program that aims to empower talented young individuals with essential leadership qualities, has received a total of 496 applications during its registration period, which closed on 7th June. The 2014/15 edition of the ALP ......read more

Masdar Institute Takes Research on ‘Urban Heat Island' Effect to Dubai and Doha…

Prestigious Journal Publishes Masdar Institute Faculty's First In-Depth Study on Climate of Desert Cities Abu Dhabi-UAE: 06 February, 2013 – Masdar Institute of Science of Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced its research into ‘urban heat island' effects in the Abu ......read more

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