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  • Child marriage will cost the world $4tn by 2030

    WORLD, 2017/07/02 Ending child marriage could add additional than $4tn to the world economy, curb people increase and transform the lives of millions of young women worldwide, claim researchers. A study by the World Bank and the International Center for Research on Women, the initial to quantify the financial cost of the practice, suggests that eradicating child marriage would save governments money while enabling girls to complete their education and get better jobs.
  • Tom Hooper, CEO at Canterbury Development Corporation.

    WORLD, 2017/03/06 At a time at the same time as we have been reflecting on our recent completed, the annual influx of students is bringing an energy and vibrancy that reflects the city we are today and all the potential we have here in Christchurch and Canterbury. International students are attracted here by the established quality and reputation of our education providers. Recent openings like the University of Canterbury's Engineering Core and Rolleston College exemplify the new national-of-the-art educational facilities we have and demonstrate how well equipped we are for the next. I spoke last week at the Christchurch and Canterbury International Education Conference 2017 about the price of international education and its critical importance for our region's next.
  • Professor Alfred Vella, rector of the University of Malta

    MALTA, 2017/03/04 The highest teaching institution in Malta aims at preparing international students for tomorrow’s world employment market. Professor Alfred Vella, the new rector of the University of Malta, speaks to us about Malta’s EU Presidency, the importance of vocational training, and the possible impact Brexit will have on educational ties. What are your expectations regarding Malta’s EU Presidency, and how can it help your educational sector here? The fact that the discussions within the EU will be happening here, locally, presumably through an agreed schedule that Malta would have hopefully contributed to, which would hold promise for further improvements in the way we do things here but as well – and equally importantly – with the way in which the community is functioning.
  • Higher earning Why a university degree is worth more in some countries than others

    AFGHANISTAN, 2016/12/11 A university education may expand your mind. It will as well fatten your wallet. Data from the OECD, a club of rich nations, show that graduates can expect far better lifetime earnings than those without a degree. The size of this premium varies. It is greatest in Ireland, which has a high GDP per chief and rising inequality. Since 2000 the unemployment rate for under-35s has swelled to 8% for those with degrees – but to additional than 20% for those without, and nearly 40% for secondary school drop-outs. The country’s wealth presently goes disproportionately to workers with letters next their names.
  • Young Namibian “Ambassadors” off to Germany: 19 Namibian German Language Learners on AGDS Student Exchange to Germany

    GERMANY, 2016/11/24 On 21 November 2016, the Association of German School Societies in Namibia (AGDS) and Cultural Counsellor at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Namibia Ullrich Kinne saw off 19 students from different Windhoek schools, who were leaving on a student exchange to Germany. In return, the guest children from Germany will spend 6 to 8 weeks in Namibia during their summer holidays to as well get to know the people and the country
  • Mobilizing Education for Global Health

    WORLD, 2016/06/11 Education is a fundamental right for everyone, from presently on lack of access to education continues to be a core driver in the world health epidemic. Across the world, 59 million children and 65 million adolescents are out of school and additional than 120 million children do not complete primary education. Education is often referred to as the great equalizer and is critical to improving socio-economic conditions. It opens doors to better employment, access to healthcare and from presently on the ability to support a family. At the same time as families are educated, healthy and self-sufficient, they can strengthen their communities.
  • Azazy Group British schools a key pillar of Egyptian education system

    EGYPT, 2016/04/22 Azazy Group, a pioneer in education since 1958, has reached a whole new level with its partnership with Malvern College. In the presence of guests such as the former Prime Minister Tony Blair and Prince Michael of Kent, the agreement was signed in December and marks a historic event for the country, being the initial time any top British school has opened an international branch in Egypt A landmark moment in Egypt’s education sector has been reached that brings together long-established British expertise with the republic’s enterprising next. On December 14 2014, Khaled Azazy, Chairman and CEO of the Cairo-based Azazy Group and representing the Worldwide Group for Investment and Development, officially signed an agreement to establish Egypt’s initial UK franchise school with the esteemed Malvern College.
  • Euro-Mediterranean virtual energy university endorsed

    EGYPT, 2016/01/12 Five North African nations – Algeria, Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia – along with 38 European and Mediterranean states stand to benefit from a new initiative to set up an ‘energy university’ that will provide free, specialised education for energy professionals via an online platform. Senior officials of the 43 member states of the Union for the Mediterranean, or UfM, endorsed the new university during a conference in Barcelona, Spain, that was held next a high-level UfM conference entitled “Towards a Common Development Schedule for the Mediterranean” on 26 November.
  • Private sector drives higher education development in Cyprus

    CYPRUS, 2015/12/03 Nicos Peristianis, founder and Council President of the University of Nicosia, one of the island’s initial non-national universities and pioneer of various firsts in the sector, to discuss the importance of education in Cyprus’ recovery and the role that the private sector has played in innovating and enhancing tertiary education since 2007. How did the 2013 crisis affect the education sector, in particular tertiary education?
  • The left-wing government aimed a new tax at the rich. It hit the poor instead

    GREECE, 2015/11/01 BEFORE Greece’s snap elections in September, the outgoing left-wing government laid out plans for a price-added tax of 23% on private education. The measure, dreamed up by the governing Syriza party as an alternative to raising tax on beef, featured in their manifesto as a blow against plutocracy. It looked like a double win that would instantly please creditors and demonstrate the government’s commitment to helping the underprivileged. Unsurprisingly, it did neither. Some of the country’s reasonably priced private schools were forced to close, leaving staff jobless. Elsewhere, fees rose. Those affected were not just rich families. Greece has additional than 300 full-time private schools, attended by about 6% of school-age children, a lot of of whom come from middle- and lower-gain families. With tuition fees as low as €2,500 ($2,750) a year, some operate in working-class areas and attract parents who are keen to give their children a leg up.