Importance of Youth Engagement in the MENA Region

Mariam Al Hammadi, director of The Big Heart Foundation, discusses the importance of youth engagement in the MENA region. The interview is reported in a post of CommsMEA dated 16 October 2018. Comment: why investing in our youth is a prerequisite for a peaceful, progressive and sustainable future Here’s a question that keeps me awake […]

Opportunity in Today’s Construction Technology

Seizing opportunity in today’s construction technology ecosystem By Jose Luis Blanco, Andrew Mullin, Kaustubh Pandya, Matthew Parsons, and Maria Joao Ribeirinho A new analysis of the construction technology ecosystem finds emerging trends, constellations of solutions, and an ever-increasing universe of technology use cases that are disrupting the way we plan, design, and execute projects. After […]

Higher education’s key role in sustainable development

Patrick Blessinger, Enakshi Sengupta and Mandla Makhanya, wrote this article for University World News dated September 7, 2018, Issue No:519 on how any sustainable development would be vital because of the increased demands on the environment due to, mainly increased urbanisation and industrialisation as well as the ongoing depletion of non-renewable resources. They advise that […]

Should Universities lower entry grades for disadvantaged Students?

Students from less advantaged backgrounds are grossly underrepresented in Britain’s top universities. This underrepresentation of certain groups is particularly pronounced in highly competitive courses such as medicine. In England, for example, 80% of medical students come from just 20% of the country’s secondary schools. This leads to a profession dominated by certain demographic groups. A-level […]

Those University Degrees that command High Salaries

This article is written in collaboration with Visual Capitalist by Jeff Desjardins, Founder and editor of Visual Capitalist, dated July 30, 2018, and posted on the World Economic Forum. It is about all those university degrees that command high salaries whether at start or mid-career of professional life, but only in the USA. It would […]