QS World Rankings have now become an ultimate criteria in judging universities. Today we will discuss Top universities in a variety of fields that you should consider before deciding your institution of study according to the QS Rankings.
Arts and Humanities
University of Oxford
University of Cambridge
University of California, Berkeley(UCB)
New York University (NYU)
. The University of Edinburgh
University of California, Los Angeles
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Cambridge
University of Oxford
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)
ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
The government of the UK has announced a 'high potential visa' that will allow graduates and skilled workers from across the globe to come and live in the UK without having a sponsorship letter from the employer. This is a golden opportunity for the students who are studying there as well as the people who are planning to move to the UK. Regarded as the 'highly selective visa scheme, it will be open from May 30th 2022 and it is open for bachelor’s, masters, and PhD graduates from 50 of the world’s top-ranked universities which can be checked from the Global Universities List”. The list will include only out of the UK universities and the university must be included in at least 2 or 3 renowned rankings. This was done to accommodate the highly skilled needed vacancies in the UK and to accelerate its economic and technological growth.
In the 12th edition of QS Rankings by Subject 25 programs offered by 16 higher education institutions in India have been ranked in Top 100. This includes five IIT's, two IIMs, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Delhi University. Last year 25 programs offered by 12 institutions were included in the list. IIT Bombay leads the group with eight of its programs being included which are Mineral and Mining, Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical, Computer Science, Chemical, Materials Science, Art and Design, Civil and Structural. The best performance among Indian institutes was by Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences and Indian School of Mines. Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences which is based in Tamil Nadu has been ranked 18th globally and Indian School of Mines has been ranked 26th.
Studying abroad is undoubtedly very expensive and to make the decision of deciding where to go is extremely hard as well. These are some factors you must consider before deciding whether you should move to the US or stay in your country.
Deciding where you want to live in the US is a major to-do as all the cities in the US are not the same in terms of expenses, education and safety. For example New York and LA are more on the expensive side of the budget.
Quality of education
Understand whether the universities or the colleges that you are getting into are actually worth the money or not. Don't just spend your money for the heck of it. Check rankings and ROI of the university.
Differentiate between costs
Compare the fees of the university and check if they are offering you scholarships or not. Find out the best option for you.
See the career opportunities
Check the placement records of the universities and see if they actually offer jobs to students or not and what the average package is.
Indian schools are increasingly accepting Finnish curriculum in their system. Finnish curriculum is known for its more learning by doing approach contrary to the Indian education system which focused more on rote learning. Recently The Academy School in Pune started following Finnish curriculum in their school. FinlandWay, which is aHelsinki-based preschool provider, is setting up three schools across Mumbai. Recently Mohan Bhagwat, who is the chief of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, appreciated and applauded the success of Finnish curriculum. But some people are worried as not all the schools will be able to follow this new system as it requires a lot of investment. This will lead to inequality and distinction between the type of education students will receive.
According to a report India is the biggest target of threats to educational institutes followed by other countries such as the USA, the UK, Indonesia and Brazil. According to the report the excessive use of online mode during and after the pandemic has made the education system more vulnerable to these attacks. The report is given by theThreat Research and Information Analytics Division of CloudSEK which is a Singapore based AI driven Digital Risk Management Enterprise. According to them over the year, 58 percent of the cyber attacks in India only. The USA was the second most affected country enduring 86% of the total attacks in North America.
Global technology company Northrop Grumman has given four generous scholarships to four Flinders University computer science scholarships to four students. The scholarship is meant to facilitate research and education partnership between Flinders and Northrop Grumman which is an aerospace and defense leader and has been supporting IA, IT graduates and gaming developers in developing their skills for a long time. Flinders University said that by investing in them they are ensuring a bright future of the country. Students are given 5000 dollars under this scholarship.
Five seniors and one recent alumni of Connecticut College received a FULBRIGHT US student program for the purpose of teaching English and researching overseas for a year. Under the scholarship, students will be given a full round trip to their host countries, stipend, their accommodation will be covered, project allowances and medical insurance. The college has extended their good wishes towards the students who have been selected. The names of the students are
Emma Atlas ’22, English Teaching Assistantship to Taiwan
Madison Comer ’22, English Teaching Assistantship to Greece
Julia Graham ’22, English Teaching Assistantship to Kazakhstan
Jacob Nozaki ’22, English Teaching Assistantship to Germany
Devon Rancourt ’21, English Teaching Assistantship to Bulgaria
There has been a sudden rise in the number of students opting for Canada for their higher studies and one of the biggest reasons is Brexit. Recent data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada shows that in 2021 there was a noticeable jump of 10 to 80% of students coming from the European continent. European students have been taking the advantage of studying in the UK for years without any or negligible tuition fees. But since Britain's exit from the EU, these students have been looking for more potential options outside their continent for the purpose of their studies. Now Canada seems to be a suitable option for these students as the tuition fees are not that high as compared to the USA, Australia and Singapore etc. The visa process is also not that tough and it also gives after study work permits easily. Hence the number of students opting for Canada is a direct consequence of the UK leaving the EU.
University of York offers honorary degrees every year to leading figures from worlds of history, sport, media, and health. These are the people with outstanding achievements in their subjective fields. The list of this year's honorary graduates are
Professor Timothy Garton Ash who is an author and historian
Rory Cellan-Jones who is an Technology journalist and author
Sanjay Bhandari who is the Chairperson of Kick it Out
Professor Diane Coyle CBE who is an economist
Professor Stephen Leveson who is a surgeon
Kate Raworth who is an ecological economist
Lisa Unger Baskin who is a historian and collector
Josh Berger CBE who is the chairperson of BRIT School
Binghamton University's first year students have teamed up to raise relief funds for Ukraine. They used the Glenn G Bartle library to raise the issue and assured everyone that 100% of the donations will go to Ukraine and its people. The students have made contact with Direct Relief Group which is working with Ukraine's Ministry of Health to send them medicines and other help. The goal of this group is to raise 14000 dollars for donation. Binghamton University has 14000 undergraduate students on its campus and if every student donates just one dollar each, then they would be able to reach their goal. As of 19th April, after initiating the campaign they have raised $8,647.46.
Australian universities have been increasingly facing threats from alien sources regarding students, staff and the buildings which are a danger to the national security of the country. The intelligence bureau of Australia has taken the matter into hands and believe that the source behind all this is from a foreign country. This subject has been a matter of concern for the Australian government for many years. Back in 2020 the Morrison government launched an inquiry regarding Australia-China collaborations and the reasons behind secret information being leaked. Although the Australian government has recently said that the universities of the country are still very much vulnerable, that shouldn't stop them from collaborating with global universities. In 2019- 2020 there were more than 100 cyber attacks on universities including attempts to break into IP data related to Covid-19 vaccines.
It is a very acknowledged fact that management and technological degrees are the most money making degrees in the world. Today we will talk about all the degrees that will make the most money in the UAE. Like any other countries, the UAE also gives preference to engineering and management degree graduates. These folks generally don't experience a hard time in getting jobs and are easily employed in workplaces with high salaries. UAE has a very big insurance and finance sector and thus a lot of management graduates are required. Management is by far the most popular degree in the UK. As the UAE population is growing, technology is being used more rampantly and thus more skilled workers from IT backgrounds are required. There are a lot of jobs and potential opportunities for students from this educational background as well.
The Delhi Board of School Education(DBSE) has signed a MoU to introduce French language education in Delhi. The MoU was signed between the Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and HE Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India. Now students will have the opportunity to learn French in their curriculum as well. Not just the language, they will also get acquainted with the culture and lifestyle of the people living there. This will open new doors of opportunities for students of India in France. The decision is anticipated to bring revolutionary changes and everyone is hoping for the best outcomes.
FLAME University which happens to be a pioneer of liberal education in India has started a summer school. The courses will commence from 16thMay 2022. The courses offered will cover a variety of fields such as Creative Writing,Economics,Entrepreneurship, Psychology, Data Science, International Relations, Humanities, Theatre, and Media Studies. The FLAME faculty consists of its own appointed faculty as well the faculty of all the institutions it has collaborated with. The courses will be taught in two modes: online and in- person. The in-person courses will start from 4th of July 2022.
Besant Kannada Medium Primary and Higher School run by the Besant group has been offering free education to students for a long period of time. But this was not a very renowned fact. However, after the pandemic the school has been deliberately popularising itself to attract all the students who are going through financial strains at their homes and have discontinued their education or are thinking about it. Apart from free education, the institute also provides free transport to students as well. Currently the total number of students studying in the school are 220 studying from class I to the SSLC. The school was established in 1918 by Besant Group and follows a Kannada curriculum.
Recently European universities have extended their desire and wish to come into more frequent collaborations with the global universities. France's Udice, Germany's U15 and the Guild of European Research Intensive Universities published a joint statement on the 27th of April quoting
''wish to reiterate their commitment to strengthen international cooperation in research, while mitigating the challenges associated with international partnerships”. This is a consequence of the Russian invasion of Ukraine that has made these universities seek for more educational security in terms of research, technology and studies of students. So countries should be more open to support other countries and take support from them as well.
Kazakhstan's Turkestan International University of Tourism is looking forward to collaborating with the universities of Spain to increase more movement between Asian and European students. The University spokesman said that even though there have been a lot of efforts to reach a mutual agreement with some universities of Spain, there hasn't been any success as of now. Turkestan is a major tourist destination of Kazakhstan as it is home to a lot of historical buildings and monuments. Spain and Kazakhstan have been in a strategic partnership since 2010 so hopefully things will work again for them.
The University of California declared last week that it will be waiving off tuition fees for the students who are residents of California and are a part of federally recognised tribes. The decision received mixed reactions from people. Some were elated upon hearing the decision while the left out population felt that it was very ignorant of a university that takes historical wrongdoings into consideration while making its contemporary decisions to leave out so many other deserving people of the life changing opportunity. This UC initiative is a part of its Native American Opportunity Plan to give opportunities to the superseded indigenous groups.
A few years ago the US and the Uk were considered as the land of opportunities. They were the dream and the very much conventional destinations for students to pursue their higher education. Indian students make up for a huge share in the economy of these countries. But in recent years the pattern has been changing to a huge extent. Students have grown keener interest towards countries like Newzealand, Australia and Canada. This is because of multiple reasons such as easy acceptance in universities, higher visa clearance rate, better job opportunities and lifestyle and longer work permits after the completion of their studies. Countries like America and the UK are very competitive when it comes to admission in their universities. Also their visa acceptance criteria is very tough, so the success rate is not very high and it leads to a lot of wastage of money and effort. So students now prefer the easier and more efficient route.