Remarkable discovery about the Great Pyramid

What began as an expedition to record the inscriptions of ancient Egyptian quarry workers produced a remarkable discovery about the Great Pyramid at Giza. My colleagues and I in the Anglo-French joint archaeological mission to the ancient quarry site of Hatnub recently revealed the existence of a well-preserved haulage ramp dating to the time of […]

‘Bring to life’ any audio-visual recordings

Audiovisual Heritage of the UN News came up with this call to action for all to try and ‘bring to life’ any audio-visual recordings of their life, be it private or public, all presumably for posterity’s sake.   ‘Bring to life’ precious moments caught on film or tape, UN agency urges on World Day 26 […]

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 […]

Primacy of Knowledge and good Governance in the World

Two 2018 reports dealing with Human Development that do not give the same results (certainly using different methods of calculation) were published. It is that of the UNDP and recently on 11 October 2018 that of the World Bank. These two reports show the urgency of adapting to the new global geo-strategic mutations, the world being […]

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 […]