Tag: education

QRCE: A Decade of Startup Support

The Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE) is marking its tenth anniversary by taking stock of past achievements and preparing for a future packed with exciting new ideas to develop. By Jane Hosking The QRCE, based out of Princess Sumaya…

Millennium Development Goals Help Lift 1 Billion Out of Poverty

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals have managed to lift 1 billion people out of extreme poverty, according to a UN report released last month, which assessed the effectiveness of the 15-year strategy. Initiated in the year 2000, the eight…

Valuing Good HR

Despite the vital role it can play in contributing to a company’s growth and development, human resource management still seems underappreciated in Jordan’s corporate culture.  By Jane Hosking Generous maternity and paternity leave, an endless supply of free gourmet food,…

Universities to Launch Digital Learning Platform

Jordan’s public universities are aiming to increase their Internet presence through a new online platform that will pool lectures, examinations, and lesson plans. The Jordan Universities Network (JUNet), in partnership with Microsoft Jordan, will launch the Jordan Open Courseware Platform—www.elearning.edu.jo—in…

Vocational Training Boost Needed – Al Qassem

If in the past Jordan’s education system was directed at encouraging students to embrace an academic path, now the pendulum must swing back towards vocational training, Arabian Business Consultants for Development CEO Laith al Qassem said during last month’s Educating…

Jordan’s Gaping Gender Wage Gap

By Jane Hosking If men and women have the same job and do the same work, they should be paid the same wage, right? While this may seem like simple logic, the reality, however, is quite often a different story….

Climbing Up

In the World Economic Forum’s recently published Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015, Jordan managed to improve its position, moving up from 68 to 64 out of 144 economies. Margareta Drzeniek, director and lead economist, Global Competitiveness and Benchmarking Network, tells Venture…

Half of Syrian Refugee Children out of School – Report

Almost half of Syrian refugee children in the region are not receiving any form of education, according to a recent report by Save the Children. The report also revealed that school enrollment within Syria had fallen from 95 percent to…

The Entrepreneur in Everyone

The definition of what constitutes entrepreneurship is far too narrow. We must learn to celebrate enterprising individuals no matter where they appear. By Yusuf Mansur What comes to your mind when you hear the term “entrepreneur”? Almost everyone would conjure…

Mubadarah: The Politics of the Possible

After successfully pressuring the government to grant civil rights to the children of Jordanian women married to foreigners, MP Mustafa Hamarneh’s Mubadarah legislative bloc is out to prove that parliament isn’t an ineffectual talking shop. By Abdul-Wahab Kayyali and Dina…