Archive for the ‘News’ Category

“Translation conference launched in Libya” — Middle East Online.com

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Libya’s Academy of Graduate Studies, the British Council and the Italian Institute in Tripoli orginized a conference to discuss the role of translation in reviving Arab advancements in knowledge.  To read the full story, click here.

“Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation Signs Deal to Translate 50 Books into Arabic within One Year” — Foundation Press Release

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

“The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation today announced a deal with the Arab Organisation for Translation (AOT), aiming to translate 50 acclaimed publications into Arabic within the duration of one year….The select books, primarily in English, French and German, include classical masterpieces, as well as a number of titles tackling diverse subjects such as philosophy, psychology, the sciences and economy.”  To read the full press release, click here.

“Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation Signs MoU with Leading Regional Centres for Translation” — Foundation Press Release

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

“The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, a knowledge development initiative with a focus on education, signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with three leading regional centres of translation, as part of its strategy to encourage the creation and dissemination of knowledge in the Arab world.”  To read the full press release, click here.

“Qatar Foundation and Northwestern University agree on branch campus at Education City”

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

The Qatar Foundation announced that Northwestern University will open a branch campus in Doha at Education City.  Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and its School of Communications will begin offering full undergraduate degrees in areas such as journalism and media studies in Fall 2008.  To read the full announcement, click here