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Master in Hospitality launched by EHL

Posted on: April 01, 2022

EHL which is a leading school in the world in the field of hospitality and management has launched a new master in a hospitality course. Students will have the opportunity to learn the market skills from highly experienced staff. The program is an amalgamation of knowledge from the practical world with advanced training in their field. The course will be full time and will be taught over 16 months which will be divided into three semesters. EHL is a very reputed school in Switzerland and ranked among the top 5 business schools. According to the 2021 QS World ranking it is ranked number one in the world in terms of Hospitality.

DMU to create a new student experience manifesto

Posted on: March 31, 2022

De Montfort University which is one of the 22 universities that have agreed in developing a national blueprint for improving the post-pandemic student experience will be creating a new student manifesto. The recommendation of the manifesto was made in the publication given by the Students Futures Commission, which had a study about the effects of Covid-19 on higher education. The commission is led by UPP Foundation. The evidence was brought from sources such as student unions, experts from secondary education and representatives from the charity and voluntary sector. Being one of the 22 universities DMU will co-produce and publish actions with six themes. DMU is looking forward to working with students on this manifesto and bringing the necessary changes.

Rise in student enrolment in Dubai in higher education

Posted on: March 31, 2022

According to new data released by Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), there has been an enormous growth in the student enrolment rate in higher education universities in Dubai. The annual enrolment growth was 3.6 per cent. The reason for this growth can be the versatility and diversity of courses offered by the universities of Dubai. Dubai has strengthened its position in the education world and is now one of the top choices for international students to pursue their education. Currently, Dubai is home to 344 international institutes that offer around 600 programmes. Out of every four students, one student in UAE is international. 

Ivy League colleges and their acceptance criteria

Posted on: March 31, 2022

Ivy League colleges are some of the world’s most prestigious institutes. Getting into these universities is nothing less than a dream for students. Every year the eight Ivy League colleges start their admission process around the same time. On the surface level, their admission criteria may look the same, but it is very different from one another. Now that these universities have made SAT and ACT optional, their acceptance rates have fallen breaking records since the establishment of these universities. Harvard University’s acceptance rate has gone down to 3.49%. Yale and Brown University have also witnessed a dip whereas Columbia remains at the same number. Three Ivy League Colleges have refrained from sharing their acceptance rate and criteria and decided to let it remain in secrecy. 

5 most opted major degrees in the world

Posted on: March 31, 2022

The world is getting more and more competitive day by day. To keep up with the pace we need to adapt and be updated with everything happening around us. If you are a parent or student himself/herself deciding on a suitable master’s degree, here we have the five most sought-after master’s degree programs-

  •  Social Sciences

Social Sciences is an extremely popular major selected by students. The University of Columbia offers a degree in social sciences which is considered very prestigious.

  •  A combined major in technology and management

The University of Pennsylvania offers one such programme called the Jerome Fisher Programme in Management and Technology and it is very exclusive in that only 60 students are selected for it.

  •  Computer Science Major

As the world is shrinking towards virtual mode, it is no wonder that this degree is in demand. CS programmes at MIT, Stanford and Cambridge are very famous.

  • Mathematics Majors

This degree generally has very tough criteria for students to get selected in. A mathematics degree at Imperial College of London is a privilege for students.

  •  Engineering and Science Majors

These degrees need no explanation as we can see most students these days getting into these fields. Singapore is a famous destination for engineering degrees.

 

Tier-II and tier-III cities witness a hike in applications for education loans

Posted on: March 30, 2022

As more students are deciding to pursue their education abroad, the demand for education loans is also increasing. According to Prodigy Finance, which is a UK based FinTech company, there has been a 98% growth in the first three months of 2022 as compared to the first 3 months of 2021. The growth can be accredited to tier II and tier III cities like Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Warangal and Tirupati among many more. Students on average applied for a loan amount of $42000. Due to the pandemic, the global education market saw a drought for nearly two years and affected the global education ecosystem severely. Now as the things are getting back on track students are again opting for study abroad opportunities.

UNESCO is arranging support for the learning community in Ukraine

Posted on: March 30, 2022

UNESCO has been making arrangements and mobilizing supportive facilities for students so that their education doesn’t get hampered. As a consequence of the ongoing war, 733 educational institutes have been destroyed and more than half of the country’s children have been displaced from their residential areas. To provide help UNESCO has been contacting the local authorities to understand the needs of the students on a better level. UNESCO will be providing hardware to teachers for online teaching. UNESCO will also be extending its support by helping the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine to facilitate a trustworthy online education system that facilitates the easy process of admission of the students and their education as well.

Edtech Market growing at a CAGR of 15% to reach USD 230 Billion by 2028

Posted on: March 30, 2022

In 2021, the worth of the global Edtech Market was estimated to be 85 Billion dollars and with the rate that it has been growing, it is expected to reach 230 Billion US dollars by 2028. The major reason why the Edtech market has grown enormously is the switch from offline to online education as it is more convenient and inexpensive. This was amplified during the pandemic period when all the educational institutes had to switch toward the online mode. Online platforms have gained popularity because of their user friendly in terms of their teaching methods. Different students can study the same course as per their respective speed and understanding capabilities. This makes learning easier and more comprehensive. Online courses are more fun and engaging as compared to offline teaching which is rather monotonous. Online teaching promotes longer concentration stretches for students and improves their attention and memorizing qualities.

Appointments to be made for the Board of Advisors on Historically Black College and Universities

Posted on: March 30, 2022

President of the USA Joe Biden announced that he intends to make appointments for his Board of Advisors on Historically Black College and Universities. The candidates need to be qualified and diverse in order t get selected. The goal of the board is to provide the most supreme quality of education to students and to ensure the accessibility of opportunities as well. President Biden appointed Dr. Tony Allen and Glenda Glover as the Chair and Vice Chairperson of the HBSCU board. The Biden-Harris government has already made a contribution of $5.8 billion to the HBSCU initiative. The names of the selected candidates were announced by the president.

Delegates from India visit the UK in a FICCI sponsored event to attend education shows

Posted on: March 29, 2022

A delegation consisting of more than 60 educators from India visited the UK to attend educations shows in the UK for global exposure. The trip was organized by Alliance for Re-Imaging School Education (ARISE). The delegation attended shows like the British Educational Training and Technology (BETT) Show and Learnt 2022. They also paid a visit to the King’s College and the University of Cambridge. The delegation included Kanmwar Pal, minister of education in Haryana, Mahavir Singh, additional chief secretary, Haryana; Antriksh Johri, director (information technology), CBSE and many other important people. The purpose of the visit was to enhance the standards of education through global exposure. 

What is UNESCO’s response to Ukraine’s children's education needs?

Posted on: March 29, 2022

As a consequence of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine Crisis, more than 4 million people have left Ukraine and taken shelter somewhere else. Out of the 4 million people, 2 million are children. According to the local authorities, 733 educational bodies were destroyed. In a recent press interview, UNESCO said that schools and education not only offers to learn to students but also acts as a shield for them during time of crisis. UNESCO will be offering support for learning through its Global Education Coalition. Since the war broke out, EU countries have also been extending support to refugees from Ukraine. UNESCO will also be analyzing this support.

A new education framework meant to impact the global education system launched by Dubai Cares

Posted on: March 29, 2022

Dubai Cares a philanthropic organization from Dubai has launched a new education system to impact the global education system and bring necessary changes. Dubai Cares which were formally associated with the UN is a part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives. According to the organization, the new education system surrounds the contemporary needs of the globe and is very inclusive and future-oriented. The panel that developed the system took the agenda of implementing SDGs into their consideration while framing the new education system. The core foundation of the new framework is humanity and how humans can develop themselves into future-ready forces that can satisfy their needs from a prospect of the future. Self-dependency should be the key factor in terms of technology, skills, values, competency, gender equality and connectivity. This is the vision of the new framework.

Online lecture about Sustainable Designs of HVAC systems held for students

Posted on: March 29, 2022

An online lecture on sustainable designs of HVAC was held by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Z.H. College of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh University. The lecture was delivered by Mr Adil Inam who is the business manager of Intercol. He started the lecture by giving a brief introduction to HVAC and explained the different simulation software used in HVAC. He also helped students in understanding the importance of the role of ASHRAE in the HVAC industry. The lecture consisted of urging students to take up the challenges related to the HVAC systems and their sustainability. The lecture was attended by 150 students from different institutes like IIT Roorkee, IIT Bombay, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Najran University, Pusa Insitute of Technology Delhi, Aliah University of Kolkata and many more.

New master’s program launched by IIT Madras

Posted on: March 29, 2022

IIT Madras has introduced an international interdisciplinary master’s program in nine areas. Students from different nationalities can now study at the IIT Madras. The 12 degrees offered are in the areas of energy systems, robotics, quantum science and technology, data science, advanced material and nanotechnology, complex systems and dynamics and biomedical engineering. A research skill course to develop a thesis on the concerned degree is also available. According to the institute, the faculty has decided on the fields keeping in mind the fact that students from almost any engineering background can enrol on them and strengthen their interdisciplinary areas. 

MIT makes SATs and ACT compulsory again

Posted on: March 28, 2022

After giving students the liberty to appear for SAT and ACT as per their wish due to the pandemic, MIT has revised its pre-covid policy and made both these tests a compulsory requisite again. The university says that its researchers have found that these tests help in better understanding of a student’s academic profile and stimulate better judgment during the selection process. Many people have found this decision unnecessary as the other premium institutes have waived off these tests as necessary criteria including Ivy League Colleges and the University of Chicago which are also highly selective.

Five UK scholarships students can apply for

Posted on: March 28, 2022

Students who are planning to enrol themselves in the courses of the universities of the UK in the session 2022-2023 can apply for these scholarships-

  • GREAT Scholarships 2022

Students from 18 countries are eligible for the Great Scholarship. These countries are Bangladesh, Egypt, China, Brunei, Ghana, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam. The scholarship provides aid in the form of bearing fees of one-year pg courses worth 10000 EUR.

  • Cardiff University

This scholarship can be availed by students of Brunei, Thailand, China and Mexico. One student from each country is awarded the scholarship.

  • Goldsmiths, University of London

This scholarship is for Indian and Pakistani postgraduate students. Students from Pakistan must be pursuing their course from one of these departments: Politics and International Relations, Institute of Management Studies or Computing.

  • Aston University, Birmingham

Students from Bangladesh, Egypt, Nepal, and Kenya (students from Kenya who are pursuing law and justice) are eligible for this scholarship. This scholarship is for first-year postgraduate students. 

  • University College London

UCL offers scholarships to students coming from humble backgrounds who cannot afford the tuition fees of the university. UCL Global Masters Scholarship is awarded to international students based on their financial conditions.

New CA curriculum to come into effect

Posted on: March 28, 2022

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has introduced a new scheme for education and training. The new curriculum is expected to have positive impacts in terms of discipline, understanding and teaching methods. The new method focuses more on conceptual understanding, use of technology and PARAK (Performance Assessment Review and Analysis of Knowledge for Holistic Understanding). This will induce high order thinking skills of application, analysis and interpretation.

Development of children in sports

Posted on: March 28, 2022

Other than the new education reforms introduced by the CBSE, a new Health and Physical Education Program has been introduced. Health and Physical education has been made compulsory in all classes from class 1 to 12th. All the students would have to participate in at least two sports of their choice and this is a mandatory criterion for appearing in board exams of classes X and XII. UGC has also released its guidelines regarding the same thing, making an hour dedicated to sports activities regularly compulsory in all schools. Financial assistance regarding the same will also be provided to ensure the required infrastructure. A provision has been made in which funding ranging from Rs 5000- 25000 will be given to schools annually for sports equipment. 

Purdue University to welcome 20 scholars from Ukraine

Posted on: March 27, 2022

Purdue University has announced that it will be welcoming 20 scholars from Ukraine whose everyday lives have been displaced due to the war. The university will also allow spouses and children along with the scholars. They will be allowed to resume their academic prospects at the university. The program is anticipated to last at least a year. Eligible people include scholars with faculty positions at Ukrainian universities and scholars enrolled in Ukrainian doctoral programs who are at the dissertation research stage of their degree programs. Every scholar will have a tenure track faculty sponsor who will provide the necessary guidance.

Everything you need to know about CUET 2022

Posted on: March 27, 2022

The process for applying for Common University Entrance Test 2022 will start on April 2 for undergraduate programs. To fill out the application, candidates have to log on to cuet.samarth.ac.in. The CUET (UG) -2022 will be conducted in Computer Based Test mode. The portal will be open from 2nd April to 30th April. CUET will consist of four sections in which Section I-A will consist of questions related to comprehension. Section I-B will have similar questions as well. Section II will consist of 27 domains out of which 6 have to be chosen by the candidate. The questions will be based on the syllabus of class XII. Section III is about general knowledge where 60 out of 75 questions have to be answered by the students. 

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