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  • The Other Gap: Examining Low-Income Emiratis’ Educational Achievement

    Elizabeth Buckner
    September 30, 2018

    How are low-income Emiratis doing in secondary schools in the UAE? This study uses PISA 2015 data to look at students’ performance by key characteristics, including: family wealth, home and school environments, gender, school sector, and emirate. It argues that low-income Emiratis, particularly boys, are not being served well by the existing school system and policies must address their distinct needs.

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  • Alternative Energy in the UAE: The Potential of Biofuels Sourced from Ras Al Khaimah Mangroves

    Maxime Merheb, Rachel Matar, Milad Soleimani, John Marton, Kamel Abou Youssef, Rawad Hodeify, & Nausheen Shafiq
    August 28, 2018

    By analyzing the abundant microorganisms in the naturally occurring mangroves of Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE, this policy paper discusses the feasibility of a future where the emirate invests in biofuels sourced from its mangroves as opposed to using conventional methods of fuel production and usage, which can have negative impacts on the environment and economy. It concludes with policy recommendations for supporting future research, implementing long-term energy solutions that address the UAE’s environmental and economic concerns, and encouraging future leaders and innovators to think local in addressing global problems.

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  • Streamlining and Modernizing Medical Workforce Governance: A Case Study of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

    Stephanie Short, Nikhil Hawal, & Nasser Sai Albusaidi
    July 22, 2018

    Medical workforce governance in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a significant and timely topic. Issues of professional recruitment, retention, and integration require attention, as the majority of doctors and other healthcare professionals in the UAE are internationally trained graduates.

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  • The Potential of Ultrasound Technology and Chemotherapy Carriers in Breast Cancer Treatment

    Ghaleb A. Husseini, Yassmine W. Abbas, Nahid S. Awad, American University of Sharjah
    May 31, 2018

    This policy paper offers a number of recommendations related to furthering cancer research in the UAE and Gulf region for the benefit of citizens, residents and those impacted by breast cancer around the world.

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  • Transforming Breast Cancer Diagnosis in Ras Al Khaimah

    Salman M. Albeshan, Martin G. Mackey, Syeda Z. Hossain, & Patrick C. Brennan
    April 30, 2018

    Although the incidence and death rates from breast cancer are lower in the UAE compared to Western countries, there is a noticeable upward trend in both rates among Emirati women with more aggressive forms of the disease being noted, particularly among younger women.

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  • NORRAG Special Issue 01

    April 01, 2018

    The first edition of NORRAG Special Issue (NSI) is dedicated to examining international frameworks and national policy as well as the challenges of fulfilling the right to education in practice. The Al Qaismi Foundation is proud to collaborate with NORRAG to bring you the Middle-Eastern edition of the Special Issue, which is comprised of seven articles with regionally-relevant content that has been translated into Arabic for this issue.

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  • A New Funding Mechanism: Social Impact Bonds and the Implications for the Public Sector

    Dr. Natasha Ridge, Susan Kippels, and Brian Jaewon Chung
    March 18, 2018

    This policy paper explains the growth and motivations behind various stakeholder involvement in Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) and examines current SIB activities across sectors, particularly education.

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  • Preserving and Promoting Ras Al Khaimah's Cultural Heritage

    Matthew MacLean
    February 08, 2018

    Perhaps more than any other emirate, Ras Al Khaimah's urban and rural environments convey the aura of authenticity sought by many visitors to the region. The emirate contains numerous sites of cultural and archaeological interest, many of which are underutilized and underdeveloped. Current efforts to revitalize these sites are in their planning stages and as the emirate grows as a tourist destination, it will have to balance the desire to attract tourists with the need to retain the authentic atmosphere that attracts visitors in the first place.

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  • 2017 Al Qasimi Foundation Annual Report

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    February 01, 2018

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  • Arts Education: Resources and Options for the UAE and Ras Al Khaimah

    Elizabeth Derderian
    January 30, 2018

    This policy paper discusses the benefits of arts education. The goals of the research were to 1) identify educational and community benefits to art and arts education; 2) conduct a nationwide survey of existing arts and cultural initiatives to understand the broader contexts of arts programming in the United Arab Emirates (UAE); and 3) identify ways organizations and policy makers could meaningfully engage and support burgeoning arts initiatives in Ras Al Khaimah.

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