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Infor Invests in Enhancing Learning Management Tools
Culture & Education | Wednesday 18 February, 2015 6:42 am
Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 73,000 customers, today announced the availability of the next generation of Infor Learning Management, a cloud- based application that will help customers meet learning, training and development needs. Infor Learning...
RCJ to host scientific forum for students
Culture & Education | Tuesday 17 February, 2015 8:00 am
The Royal Commission of Jubail (RCJ) completed its preparations for holding the first scientific forum for its students in colleges and institutes from Feb. 16 to 18.The supervising committee’s head, Saleh Al-Zahrani, said: “The forum aims to prepare higher education students for participation...
Disabled Saudi students to get training in US
Culture & Education | Tuesday 17 February, 2015 7:53 am
The King Salman Center for Disability Research (KSCDR) signed a deal on Sunday with an American university to provide special training for disabled Saudi students, including high school graduates.This was disclosed by Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of KSCDR, who said that the Compass Program,...
Alarab News Channel Launches
Culture & Education | Wednesday 11 February, 2015 12:49 am
Alarab News Channel, the MENA region's latest 24-hour news channel, began transmission at 13.00 GMT on 1st February from its headquarters in Bahrain to viewers all over the world. The launch ushers in a completely new style of news programming for the Middle East and beyond and fills a critical...
Bahrain closes pan-Arab TV news channel
Culture & Education | Tuesday 10 February, 2015 2:47 am
Bahrain on Monday announced the closure of a new pan-Arab news channel, owned by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.The Alarab News Channel, launched on February 1, was on air for only a few hours before reverting to promotional material while trying to resolve “technical and administrative”...
KSA among top 40 countries investing in research
Culture & Education | Sunday 8 February, 2015 7:51 am
Saudi Arabia was among the top 40 countries investing in research and development (R&D) areas in 2014, local media said, quoting a report by Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA).The report, based on studies carried out by a US research firm, said Saudi Arabia allocated 0.3 percent of...
KAU among top 5 MENA universities
Culture & Education | Saturday 7 February, 2015 2:41 pm
Times Higher Education (THE) hosted its first-ever university ranking in the Middle East and North Africa, where King Abdul Aziz University won the third place in the field of research excellence. The first position went to Texas A&M University of Qatar, followed by the Lebanese American...
Science Olympiad winners to be announced Sunday
Culture & Education | Saturday 7 February, 2015 2:28 pm
The winners of a top contest at the Science and Innovation Festival (SSIF-2015) would be announced Sunday, the organizers announced.The jury concluded its evaluation on Thursday of 605 participants in the National Science Olympiad, out of 762 students who presented work in 17 areas.According to the ...
SABIC sponsors and collaborates in organizing Saudi Science
Culture & Education | Thursday 5 February, 2015 2:46 pm
SABIC is a strategic sponsor of the Saudi Science and Creativity Festival and is playing an active role in organizing the event jointly with the Ministry of Education, King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba), and Saudi Aramco. The Festival was opened by...
Instagram introduces endlessly looping videos
Culture & Education | Wednesday 4 February, 2015 6:19 pm
When Vine introduced loop counts, it instantly replaced likes and shares to become the default metric to gauge the popularity of a video. Facebook has dabbled with a similar technique for auto-play videos in users' mobile Newsfeeds, but only now has it appeared on its other popular social network,...
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