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Service of the week: Infospot newsletter from Daystar University in Kenya

April 22nd, 2011 No comments

The Daystar University in Kenya provides Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs across subjects such as arts, computers, teaching, religious studies, and music among others.

It also publishes a weekly newsletter called Infospot and it is available online.

There are archives for this publication since around 2010.

The newsletter provides timely information about social activities in and out of campus as well as administrative updates.

You can access this service by clicking on the Media -> Publication option in the main menu at the right.

The newsletters are displayed as file names that start with the word infospot*.

This is one very useful resource to get familiarized with the University environment for all prospective students.

Other sections in this website include:

  • Information on research facilities and materials available for in-person viewing.
  • Information on student clubs available
  • Detailed definition of each school and their responsible deans

New country added: United Arab Emirates

April 12th, 2011 No comments

English is virtually the language of business in the UAE. No matter where you are in any of the seven city states, there is a great influx of English speakers, for example: Pakistani, British, Irish.

Despite the recent turmoil in the area, it has impacted very little in the booming trade, commerce, and tourism.

The websites we found are all of great quality and most of them have both Arabic and English versions. Even the Russian community has a fairly detailed site in English.

From aaaid.ae to zuc.ac.ae, the directory is here

Recommendations:

Heroes of the UAE – Energy is one of the themes for this very stylish awareness campaign. This portal includes news, energy guides in PDF format as well as specific content for schools and corporations.  It is truly a model site to be followed.

Embassy of Nepal -  Contains valuable information about the history of Nepalese immigration to the UAE, lists of goods that can be imported and exported to/from the UAE.

Emirates identity authority – Provides national ID card services

Places.ae Social collaboration site to locate and comment on UAE businesses

Yas Island portal.  Yas island is world famous for its F1 racetrack and other fabulous amenities.