Students brush up their technology skills at Turkey Summer School

Increasing technology awareness among university students is an important first step in giving them the tools they need to be successful in the 21st century. That was our thinking behind hosting the Microsoft Turkey Open Academy Summer School in last year. 100 students got the chance to visit the Microsoft Turkey offices and increase not…

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Dubai’s GEMS Education schools use Microsoft technology to help students and teachers shine

~ Edite Laka, Audience Engagement Manager for Gulf “The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action” – Herbert Spencer We live in an age of action, of doing, of making dreams happen. At Microsoft, we want to inspire people to become more productive through technology while achieving their highest potential – and this…

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Ali Faramawy chats about tech, creativity and teamwork at TeenTech Global Youth Summit

Can technology transform society and help shape our future? Ali Faramawy, President of Microsoft Middle East and Africa, is ready to answer to this question at the TeenTechSF Global Youth Summit this Saturday, 5 December. The event will be livestreamed to over 1400 students around the world, so be sure to click on this link…

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Dubai’s GEMS Education schools use Microsoft technology to help students and teachers shine

~ Edite Laka, Audience Engagement Manager for Gulf “The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action” – Herbert Spencer We live in an age of action, of doing, of making dreams happen. At Microsoft, we want to inspire people to become more productive through technology while achieving their highest potential – and this…

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Students from Egypt and Lebanon represent the Arab World at the Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change 2015 competition

Post by: Ghada Khalifa, Citizenship Lead, Microsoft Egypt I was thrilled to hear that three students from the Arab World made it through to the final round of the Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change competition this year. The challenge inspires socially-conscious youth to imagine how they would use Microsoft technology and resources to support their…

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Microsoft Student Partner program helps passionate Saudi students develop their tech skills

Posted by Nour Bashar Al-Khouja, Academic Programs Manager The Middle East is experiencing a “youth bulge”, with over 30% of its population between the ages of 15 and 29. In order for this generation to flourish, we need to find opportunities that make a real impact in improving their employability and entrepreneurship, education and digital…

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Saudi university unlocks the key to collaboration and learning with Office 365

Posted by the Editorial Team Microsoft is committed to creating opportunities for youth that make a real impact on their digital inclusion, education and employability. So we were thrilled when one of the largest public universities in Saudi Arabia, Al Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, became the first in the Middle East and Africa to…

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