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Bosch sponsoring 36 European student teams to take part in Formula Student Germany

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230 students invited to Boxberg to optimize race cars built to their own designs Two-day workshop for teams sponsored by Bosch Over 230 participants and 25 race cars lined up for testing Bosch Group supporting 36 teams across Europe “The workshop allowed us to prepare our cars for FSG and to exchange ideas with the engineers and experts at Bosch. We rarely get such ideal test conditions and such a big track to work with,” says Dominic Mildenberger, president of RWTH Aachen University’s Ecurie Aix racing team. “Here in Boxberg we run ... Read More »

Opening up European education to the world

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The European Commission’s higher education strategy urges action on 3 fronts: international student and staff exchanges internationalising and improving curricula, including digital learning cooperation, partnerships and capacity building Studying abroad in numbers The number of higher education students worldwide is expected to quadruple from around 100m in 2000 to 400m in 2030. The number of students going abroad rises by 7% every year (with major growth in China, India and South Korea). Europe currently attracts around 45% of i... Read More »

UvA, AUAS/HvA and pantar launch new work placement company

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Under the agreement, unemployed youth, school-leavers and people re-integrating into the job market will be able to gain work experience in site, room, bicycle and waste management at the UvA and AUAS/HvA. This work experience, which is part of a broader rehabilitation programme, will improve their prospects when re-entering the job market. Over the longer term, Pantar will begin offering work placement and research positions to UvA and AUAS/HvA students with an interest in social issues and problems affecting young people. Sustainable furnitu... Read More »

Lloyds Banking Group, 150 Interns get ready to make their mark

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The Lloyds Scholars Programme, which offers students from lower income backgrounds a unique combination of financial support and, through mentoring and internships, the opportunity to develop their employability skills, is a key component of Lloyds Banking Group’s community investment programme and goes to the heart of its business strategy. The Group is committed to investing in the long-term economic future of the UK and helping Britain prosper. Graham Lindsay, Group Director, Responsible Business for Lloyds Banking Group, said: “We know t... Read More »

Mapping cross-border provision of higher education in the EU

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The study maps the intensity and spread of the cross-border provision of higher education through franchising and validation agreements and the establishment of branch campuses. It also looks at whether and how Member States regulate this, and into issues of quality assurance. The study finds that levels of cross-border provision of higher education are highest where outgoing student mobility is also high. This might suggest that insufficient domestic supply, limited to demand in specific areas, might be an important factor behind the increa... Read More »

World University Rankings: 2013 edition | CWUR

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The top 10 universities are: Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Columbia, Berkeley, Princeton, Chicago, and Yale. The distribution of the top 100 institutions among countries is as follows: USA (57), England (6), Japan (6), France (5), Canada (4), Israel (4), Switzerland (4), Australia (2), Germany (2), Denmark (1), Finland (1), Italy (1), Netherlands (1), Norway (1), Russia (1), Scotland (1), Singapore (1), South Korea (1), and Sweden (1). The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) publishes the ... Read More »

Rob Duchateau wins DPI Invention Award 2013

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On 20 June 2013 Rob Duchateau (47), Chief Scientist at SABIC and part-time Associate Professor at the Technical University Eindhoven (the Netherlands), received the DPI Invention Award 2013. Jacques Joosten of the Dutch Polymer Institute handed out the award during the biannual conference of the European Polymer Federation (EPF) in Pisa, Italy, from 16 to 21 June 2013. The award was granted for Duchateau’s scientific output in the last years and for his application of fundamental knowledge in polymer applications and properties. ... Read More »

TOEFL® and TOEIC® Programs Set Global Standard for English-Language Assessment

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With almost two billion English-language speakers around the world English has become an increasingly important international language used by people from different geographic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds to communicate with each other. As such, the need for assessing English-language proficiency for the global workplace and educational institutions continues to grow. As the world leader in English-language assessments, ETS's TOEFL and TOEIC tests meet this demand. "Global businesses, educational institutions and government entities ne... Read More »

Trends Media Group Joins Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management to Collaborate on Advanced Management Program in Fashion and Luxury

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Professor Qian Yingyi, Dean of Tsinghua SEM, Mr. Liu Jiang, President of Trends, and representatives of IFM and HEC Paris jointly announced their collaboration in combining their best resources to create China's most prestigious course in Fashion and Luxury. The press conference also announced the appointment of several industry luminaries as honorary advisors for the AMP. Honored attendees included Sergio Bertasi, Chief Representative of Intesa SanPaolo Beijing; Tasso Von Berlepsch, Sales Director of Chopard China; Gao Feng, President of Bott... Read More »

EF Education First Launches Research Project on Language Learning with Harvard Graduate School of Education Faculty

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Why do the most effective strategies for teaching English to Russian and Chinese students differ greatly from those used to teach native speakers? Could a better understanding of what influences the mastery of core English skills help educators design more effective ways to teach? EF Education First [http://www.ef.com ] (EF) and faculty from the Harvard Graduate School of Education [http://www.gse.harvard.edu ] (HGSE) will attempt to answer questions central to English language acquisition through an examination of language learning methodologi... Read More »

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