Education

Scientists discover dust from Middle East cools the Red Sea

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Scientists discover dust from Middle East cools the Red Sea Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have discovered dust from the Middle East has a positive cooling effect over the land and the Red Sea KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (KAUST) VIDEO: RESEARCHERS AT THE KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KAUST) …

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Cleaners enter the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, Massachusetts, where a coronavirus outbreak has killed more than 40 veterans. Getty/Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe

8 ways veterans are particularly at risk from the coronavirus pandemic Cleaners enter the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, Massachusetts, where a coronavirus outbreak has killed more than 40 veterans. Getty/Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe Jamie Rowen, University of Massachusetts Amherst From the elderly who are facing deadly outbreaks in nursing homes to communities of color facing higher infection and death …

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UAE universities expect more local applicants amid COVID-19 uncertainty

Dr Cedwyn Fernandes of Middlesex University says staying close to family has become priority for students

(Dr Cedwyn Fernandes of Middlesex University says staying close to family has become priority for students Image Credit: Supplied Universities in the UAE expect more applicants from within the country amid a growing reluctance to study aboard because of the pandemic. Campuses closed in March to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak and lectures were forced to move online …

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Beyond Incubation: Universities as agents of startup development

(From left to right) Mustafa Mousa, Ahmad Dehwah and Edward Canepa, all KAUST students who founded startup Sadeem at the University. Image courtesy of KAUST

(From left to right) Mustafa Mousa, Ahmad Dehwah and Edward Canepa, all KAUST students who founded startup Sadeem at the University. Image courtesy of KAUST Shaimaa El Nazer • 04 June, 2020 In the 1990s, professors Henry Etzkowitz and Loet Leydesdorff, put forward the idea of the Triple Helix framework, which highlighted academia alongside corporates and government as key pillars …

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Asian universities continue their upward climb in global rankings

Still the rising star. Three Chinese universities are now in the top 200. Wu Hong/EPA

Gerard A. Postiglione, University of Hong Kong Asian universities continue to stun the academic world. In just one year, four more have joined the ranks of the world’s top 200 universities. Now, almost one eighth of the world’s top 200 universities, ranked in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15, are Asian. At this pace, a quarter of the …

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