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Education
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More than half of children and youth worldwide ´not learning´ UNESCO

More than half of children and youth worldwide ´not learning´

About 617 million children and adolescents worldwide are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics, signalling "a learning crisis" that could threaten progress on global development goals, a report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) shows. Leer más

Swinburne University of Technology in Australia.

Tablets can teach kids to solve physical puzzles, study finds

Researchers confirm that when 4-6 year old children learn how to solve a puzzle using a touchscreen tablet, they can then apply this learning to the same puzzle in the physical world. This contradicts most previous research and suggests that different screen learning media could have different effects on skill transfer.  Leer más

European Students´ Union

ESU advisor in European student energy

The European Students´ Union (ESU) is part of a new European student energy-saving initiative, called Students Achieving Valuable Energy Saving (SAVES2). ESU will have an advisory role throughout the project. Leer más

Education in Emergencies

EU increases humanitarian aid budget for education of children in emergencies

The European Commission has announced today it will further increase the part of humanitarian funding dedicated to getting children into education in crisis zones around the world. In 2018, 8% of the EU´s humanitarian budget will go to education in emergencies, which is far above the global average of less than 3%. Leer más

EU and UN team up to eliminate violence against women and girlsUnited Nations General Assembly

EU and UN team up to eliminate violence against women and girls

The United Nations General Assembly in New York the European Union and the United Nations launched a EUR 500 million Spotlight Initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. Leer más

Better Education for Africa´s Rise project (BEAR II)

Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania and Uganda aims to strengthen national Technical Education

This month, UNESCO and the five beneficiary countries of the Better Education for Africa´s Rise project (BEAR II) - Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania and Uganda - will organize two-day validation workshops to conclude the planning phase at country level. Leer más

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Powerful global coalition to boost equal pay for women at work

One of the most persistent barriers to women´s success at work and to economic growth, unequal pay, will be actively challenged by a new global partnership, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) .  Leer más

FEBS Open Bio

Study Compares PhD Programs in Different Countries

The PhD degree was established in Berlin 200 years ago and has spread across the world. Today there is a global tendency to follow the programs currently used either in the United States or in Continental Europe. A new study in FEBS Open Bio examines how US and European PhD programs are both similar and different. Leer más

FEBS Open Bio

Study Compares PhD Programs in Different Countries

The PhD degree was established in Berlin 200 years ago and has spread across the world. Today there is a global tendency to follow the programs currently used either in the United States or in Continental Europe. A new study in FEBS Open Bio examines how US and European PhD programs are both similar and different. Leer más

European universities to discuss active learning and innovative teachingFirst Learning and Teaching Forum

European universities to discuss active learning and innovative teaching

With already over 250 participants, the First Learning and Teaching Forum promises to be an exciting gathering for EUA members on 28-29 September in Paris. Rolf Tarrach, EUA President, Gilles Roussel, President, Conference of University Presidents (CPU), and Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, France, will open the Forum co-organised by EUA and the CPU and hosted at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC). Leer más

University of Luxembourg

The bilingual brain calculates differently depending on the language used

People can intuitively recognise small numbers up to four; however, when calculating they depend on the assistance of language. In this respect, the fascinating research question ensues: how do multilingual people solve arithmetical tasks presented to them in different languages of which they have a very good command? Leer más

European Commission

European Union bringing communities in Kosovo together in support of cultural heritage protection

The European Union adopted a programme worth €2 million to support confidence building among the ethnic communities in Kosovo through cultural heritage protection. Leer más

European Students´ Union

Students claim Juncker did not mention once "education" in his one hour State of Union speech

The European Students´ Union (ESU) and the Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU) welcome this specific focus on the fight against the climate change, especially in light of the recent environmental disasters in the world; and the specific actions related with the migration issue, such as the creation of legal pathways for legal migration. Nevertheless, it comes as a surprise to ESU and OBESSU, that president Juncker did not mention once "education" in his one hour speech. Leer más

European Parliament

Extra €500 million to fight youth unemployment

The European Parliament approved on Wednesday an extra €500 million for the Youth Employment Initiative, part of a €1.2 billion top-up agreed for 2017-2020. MEPs voted by 574 in favour to 113 against, with two abstentions, to add €500 million to the EU Budget for 2017. Leer más

WiFi4EU

New EU scheme for free internet access

A financial scheme for local wireless access points in the EU, free of charge and without discriminatory conditions, is on its way.The funds will be used in a "geographically balanced manner" in more than 6000 communities across member states on a "first come, first served" basis to finance free wireless connections in centres of public life, including outdoor spaces accessible to the general public (libraries, public administrations, hospitals etc.  Leer más

Education at a Glance 2017

Benefits of university education remain high but vary widely across fields of study

Tertiary enrolment is expanding rapidly, with very strong returns for individuals and taxpayers, but new evidence shows that universities can fail to offer, and individuals fail to pursue, the fields of study that promise the greatest labour-market opportunities, according to a new OECD report. Leer más

Norwegian University of Science and Technology´s (NTNU)

How should we handle boys who can´t read?

Many people know that girls, on average, are worse at math than boys. But the gender difference is three times greater when it comes to reading. According to international studies, this is where boys struggle. Leer más

University of Pennsylvania

Art courses could help medical students become better clinical observers, study finds

Observation skills are an essential component of any medical education, aiding doctors during patient exams and in making medical diagnoses, yet several studies have indicated inadequacies in this area among medical trainees and practicing physicians.  Leer más

With UNESCO and UNEP patronage

9th World Environmental Education Congress to take eplace 9 to 15 September

The World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) – is the largest international congress addressing education for environment and sustainable development, worldwide. WEEC 2017 is the 9th congress and will take place in Vancouver, Canada, from 9 to 15 September 2017 Leer más

OECD

Education at a Glance 2017 to be published Tuesday 12 September 2017

Education at a Glance is the leading international compendium of comparable national statistics measuring the state of education worldwide. This year´s report introduces for the first time a full chapter dedicated to the Sustainable Development Goals, providing an assessment of where OECD and partner countries stand on their way to meeting the SDG targets on education by 2030. Leer más

Literacy in a digital world

8 September 2017: International Literacy Day

This year´s event will bring together stakeholders and decision-makers from different parts of the world to examine how digital technology can help close the literacy gap and gain better understanding of the skills needed in today´s societies.  Leer más

Director-General and First Lady of China Award Girls´ and Women´s Education PrizeUNESCO

Director-General and First Lady of China Award Girls´ and Women´s Education Prize

Before over 1,000 cheering students, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and the First Lady of China and UNESCO Special Envoy awarded the Girls´ and Women´s Education Prize to laureates from Thailand and Peru, during a ceremony at the University of Xiamen on 5  Leer más

Eurozone GDP up by 0.6% in second quarter Eurostat

Eurozone GDP up by 0.6% in second quarter

Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.6% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.7% in the EU28 during the second quarter of 2017, compared with the previous quarter, according to an estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the first quarter of 2017, GDP grew by 0.5% in both areas. Leer más

Times Higher Education World University Rankings feature 1,000 institutions for the first timeTimes Higher Education World University Rankings

Times Higher Education World University Rankings feature 1,000 institutions for the first time

This is the 14th annual edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, but the first to feature a total of 1,000 institutions – compared with just 200 universities when we first published the analysis in 2004. Leer más

Yoga and meditation improve brain function and energy levels, study findsUniversity of Waterloo

Yoga and meditation improve brain function and energy levels, study finds

Practicing brief sessions of Hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation can significantly improve brain function and energy levels, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo Leer más
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3 European Union bringing communities in Kosovo together in support of cultural heritage protection
4 Euro area job vacancy rate at 1.9%
5 Commission sets out path towards fair taxation of the Digital Economy
6 More than half of children and youth worldwide ´not learning´
7 21 September : International Day of Peace
8 €3.5 million for 1,000 former Microsoft workers in Finland
9 More effort needed to improve access to schooling and employment
10 New EU scheme for free internet access
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