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Closure of some Nuffic Nesos inevitable


All Nuffic Nesos (Netherlands Education Support Offices) are situated in locations that are of strategic importance to Dutch higher education. They also play a key role in attracting world-class talent for the Dutch knowledge economy. Nuffic Director-General Freddy Weima: “I accept that we are going through a period of austerity, but these cutbacks will have a detrimental effect on the infrastructure of the Dutch higher education sector, and thus on our knowledge economy”. Nesos have proven their effectiveness In 2001, Nuffic started establ... Read More »

UNESCO and Nokia to Use Mobile Technology to Improve Education in Nigeria


Participating teachers will sign up for a mobile service called “English Teacher”, which sends teachers educational content and messages with pedagogical advice once a day. The messages are organized into thematic modules and include images and exercises. The service runs on the popular Nokia Life platform and is one of the first attempts to employ mobile technology to improve tools for primary school teachers. On May 2 and 3, UNESCO and Nokia will host a training seminar with teachers from almost 50 different schools in the Federal Capital Te... Read More »

UvA judged top Dutch university by international students


These are the findings of the International Student Barometer (ISB), an independent survey in which international students were asked about their experiences at foreign universities and universities of applied sciences. The satisfaction levels of international students at the UvA has increased over the past year: 86% are satisfied or very satisfied. Last year the figure was 81%. The ISB assessments are made on the basis of three main categories: Learning, Living (living) and Support. Learning, Living and Support According to the ISB, 83% o... Read More »

Marc Salomon new Chair of Amsterdam Business School


Salomon has also been appointed professor of Management of Professional Service Firms. This sector, comprising e.g. accountancy firms, law firms and management consultants is considered vital to the Dutch economy and Amsterdam in particular. ABS offers Dutch and English language bachelor’s and master’s programmes in business studies and business economics. The school also offers an international MBA and executive programmes for the corporate sector and government. FEB dean Han van Dissel is very pleased with the appointment: ‘Marc Salomon... Read More »

Global experts call for lifelong learning as the cornerstone of development


Over 100 representatives from UN agencies, donors, academia and civil society organizations agreed today to put quality lifelong learning at the heart of the development agenda. Participants also mapped out ways to ensure all children, youth and adults - especially the most disadvantaged - are able to realize their right to learn. Over the last two decades, access to education has increased with more than 50 million more children in school.  Yet, 61 million children of primary-school age are still left out and many of them live in poor commu... Read More »

Mexico: Government and UNICEF launch ground-breaking study addressing child poverty


In a country known for its economic growth and financial integration, inequity remains an Achilles’ heel. Mexico’s national averages hide a reality of poverty and marginalization for millions of people, including children. In this context UNICEF, together with the national social policy evaluation agency CONEVAL, launched the study Child and Adolescent Poverty and Social Rights in Mexico. “The economy has grown well over the past years”, said UNICEF Representative Isabel Crowley, “But this does not always mean that the poor are better off. T... Read More »

Microsoft Renews Commitment to Education With US$250 Million Investment in Partners in Learning


PRAGUE — Nov. 29, 2012 — Microsoft Corp. today kicked off its annual Partners in Learning Global Forum and reaffirmed its commitment to education with a US$250 million, five-year renewal of Microsoft Partners in Learning, bringing Microsoft’s total investment in the program to US$750 million over 15 years. Microsoft aims to grow the Partners in Learning community to 20 million of the 75 million teachers worldwide by 2018 with the renewal and to continue preparing students for the changing global workforce. Microsoft plans to expand Partners ... Read More »

Graphic Design students design stamp


28 March 2013 at 11:15 CET - The Hague – Graphic Design students at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem are going to design the new business stamps for PostNL. The design project is part of their final exam programme 2013. The stamps with values ‘1’ and ‘2’ will be available in early 2014. PostNL issues self-adhesive stamps with a neutral image, especially for business users. The stamps come on rolls of 100 and 200 pieces and have the values ‘1’ and ‘2’, for mail items weighing up to 20 and 50 grams respectively with destinations in the ... Read More »

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