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Date Posted: June 12, 2014

So it turns out that R. Kelly wasn’t completely wrong about believing: an ongoing study has recently confirmed that many students’ mindsets factor into their ability to learn and advance through schooling (and higher education) programs. These mindsets were split into two types defined by Stanford University’s PERTS Lab’s Dave Paunesku, Paunesku used the examples… Read more »

Date Posted: June 09, 2014

So it’s finally happened, after seeing repeated ‘higher job prospects’ statements leading to frustrating job searching for years at a time, after feeling the pressure of coursework and not seeing it pay off, after seeing course fees soar up over £9,000 a year; the head of Universities UK, Professor Sir Christopher Snowden has admitted that… Read more »

Date Posted: June 06, 2014

It’s now known that the new Teaching Licence Scheme developed by the Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates is even more likely to be implemented soon. The new scheme will see over sixty thousand teachers from across the region having to undertake a rigorous test in order to live and work as a… Read more »

Date Posted: June 03, 2014

Given many different names, the Duanwu, or Dragon Boat Festival, is China’s iconic festival celebrating its culture in its purest and strongest form. The Festival sees many activities including tasting Zongzi (a type of sticky rice dumplings) and Xionghuang Jiu (wine made from Realgar, an arsenic sulphide), as well as Duanwu racing (racing between Dragon… Read more »

Date Posted: May 27, 2014

Exhibited in the Gulf Medical University (GMU) last week, students from over fifty schools have exhibited their scientific projects at the Annual Scientific and Medical Exhibition in Ajman. The Exhibition is also called GMU Mase 2014 and saw over 4500 students from over 250 schools attend the exhibition.   The exhibition was inaugurated by the… Read more »

Date Posted: May 22, 2014

Africa has been seeing a range of developments as of late, with some of the top universities being ratified by Oxford and Cambridge, South Africa’s social situation taking a turn for the better and Nigeria’s economy shooting through the roof thanks to the oil discovered and increased prosperity gained from it. Now it seems, it’s… Read more »

Date Posted: May 21, 2014

It’s been a long road in creating an online world in which to interact with billions of people, and interestingly enough it happened almost by complete accident. But today we see users utilize a variety of ‘Web 2.0’ applications which allow them to have a direct impact on a website, application or service provided online… Read more »

Date Posted: May 19, 2014

Ah the summer! Sun, surf, sand and sailing…   Well, here in the west, Sailing isn’t such a big thing anymore and ships are rarely used for anything more than commercial purposes. Depressing hey? But in Dubai, the tradition of sailing is big and strives to not be forgotten. The Dhow is the most well-renowned… Read more »

Date Posted: May 16, 2014

Since the discovery of Oil and Natural Gas deposits in Qatar’s mainland, the country has seen a vast amount of wealth finding its way into Qatari hands and it’s no surprise that some of the biggest developments and the brightest minds in the world are also finding their way into the country, especially in its… Read more »

Date Posted: May 14, 2014

For hundreds of years the African region has been exposed to heinous feats of violence, standing atop this bloodied mountain of public rioting, tribal warfare and governmental oppression by both corrupt politics and military regime alike is Nigeria. Even in the last few decades we’ve seen a repeated change of government powers, repeated coup d’états… Read more »