26 août 2016

India, Russia increase collaboration in technology & education

By Olga Ustyuzhantseva. Technology in modern times is not only a driver of economic growth for countries, but also the means to advance universal prosperity. This explains why many countries develop technology both domestically and through international cooperation. Leaders of India recognized the importance of science at the very outset of the formation of the newly independent state. More...

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Education opportunities are booming across the pond

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alice P. Gast. In the fast-paced competitive world of high-tech and intensifying globalization, a great opportunity awaits students willing to study abroad. Last year, the number of international students coming to Texas rose by 18 percent. Yet, only 1 in 10 U.S. undergraduate students undertake study at a foreign university. When they do study abroad, 62 percent of them take a short-term stay of a summer or up to eight weeks. More...

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Coming of age for Malaysian universities

MalaysiakiniBy JS Perry Hobson. With reference to the comments by the Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia Rod Smith about the New Colombo Plan, it’s incredibly encouraging that in the second year of the launch of this programme, it has seen close to a 200 percent jump in the number of Australian students coming to Malaysia for a semester abroad. More...

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How Employers View Online, For-Profit Bachelor's Degrees

By Jordan Friedman. While a stigma remains, some employers might be becoming more receptive to these degrees, some recruiters say. More...

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Online student success is more than the sum of its parts

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Todd A. Hitchcock, Chief Operating Officer, Pearson Embanet. Prior to the last recession in 2007, four out of five jobs lost were considered “low skills” - requiring a high school degree or less, but the employment landscape is dramatically changing. (Source)  By 2020, it’s estimated that 65% of jobs will require a postsecondary degree. More...

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Ubiquity University seeks new ground in for-profit education

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Jarrett Carter. If higher education as a business model is collapsing under the weight of weakening public support, fewer students seeking the product and rising costs for workforce and capital maintenance, one institution believes it has the answer to saving students time, money and the industry at large. More...

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Addressing the skills deficit

By Evarist Bartolo. Companies are often faced with recruitment difficulties. The most common source for recruitment is by word of mouth followed by notification to Jobsplus (formerly the ETC) and social media. Out of all vacancies that are hard to fill, clerical support workers (22.2% of all hard-to-fill vacancies) and service and sales workers (15.3%) account for the highest absolute number of hard-to-fill vacancies. A recent survey shows that the primary reason for hard-to-fill vacancies was the lack of applicants with the required skills (56.2%) as well as a lack of personality or attitude. Employers give considerable importance to oral communication skills; team working skills; English language and customer handling skills. More...

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Japan's 2018 Problem: Its Universities Are a Ticking Time Bomb

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "ozy.com logo"By . Yuki Sato, on paper, has achieved the dream. He is a student at Waseda University, one of the top colleges in Japan, studying political science. Which means he successfully survived the rite of passage that looms large over all Japanese adolescents: the wild hustle to get into a good college. More...

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Only Grade A institutions can go for foreign collaborations: UGC

Résultat de recherche d'images pour To ensure only quality institutions from India enter into foreign collaborations, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has said only universities with Grade A accreditation can get into such tie-ups.
The commission put forth this new criterion through a fresh set of guidelines titled, The University Grants Commission (Promotion and Maintenance of Standards of Academic Collaboration between Indian and Foreign Educational lnstitutions) Regulations, 2016. It also decided to do away with the 2012 guidelines that allowed universities with Grade B and lesser accreditations to get into such collaborations. More...

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Studying abroad can be complicated and expensive, say Dutch students

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "dutchnews.nl logo"Dutch students who want to study abroad often find it too complicated or expensive or their courses don’t allow it, according to research by the two big student organisations
Read more at DutchNews.nl: Studying abroad can be complicated and expensive, say Dutch students. More...

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