7/20/2018: International Education Headlines

Channel News Asia Commentary: Humanities at the heart of a holistic education in a tech-driven world. The fourth industrial revolution has not made the study of the humanities irrelevant. We want our humanists to understand technology and our technologists to understand the humanities, says Singapore Ambassador-at-Large Tommy Koh. Read more here   UN Sustainable Development Goals: UNESCO Statistics … Continue reading 7/20/2018: International Education Headlines

Sustainable IE Partnerships

As part of NAFSA's International Enrollment Management (IEM) Blog Series 2018, I penned the first blog on Sustainable International Education Partnerships. Read more on Network NAFSA.   Sustainable International Education Partnerships By Helen Sophia Chua Balderama posted 04-29-2018 04:43 PM Cambridge Dictionary defines sustainable as able to continue over a period of time, while Merriam Webster simply puts it … Continue reading Sustainable IE Partnerships

Emotional intelligence and social skills required for the future of work

Empathy, communication, data and information analysis are essential skills as we move further along with technological advances and automation at work. Read more here https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/12/predictions-for-freelance-work-education/

Building a stronger Europe: new initiatives to further boost role of youth, education and culture policies

European Commission - Press release Building a stronger Europe: new initiatives to further boost role of youth, education and culture policies Brussels, 22 May 2018 The Commission introduces a new Youth Strategy and a new Agenda for Culture to advance a European Education Area by 2025. Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, said: "Education, … Continue reading Building a stronger Europe: new initiatives to further boost role of youth, education and culture policies

Why you need emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. Read more here http://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/02/why-you-need-emotional-intelligence

Proposed European university networks must be flexible and innovative

Higher education is back to the top of EU's political agenda. And why not, there is the highly successful Erasmus student exchange programme that has brought together partnerships among universities, students and researchers in the past 30 years. At his recent recent Sorbonne speech, Emmanuel Macron presented one idea - the creation of European university … Continue reading Proposed European university networks must be flexible and innovative

Germany, ASEAN seek to boost vocational training cooperation

German experts and representatives from the embassies of ASEAN nations in Germany gathered at a forum in Hamburg city on March 2 to seek ways to expand cooperation in vocational training... Read more here https://en.vietnamplus.vn/germany-asean-seek-to-boost-vocational-training-cooperation/127321.vnp

Closing the Skills Gap in Latin America

The Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) and Junior Achievement Americas produced a white paper which presents key takeaways from the roundtable discussion Closing the Skills Gap in Latin America organized in July 2017. Read more here.

Countries, Experts and Agencies Meet to Measure Progress toward Education 2030

... foundations to track progress on SDG 4 are now in place, most of the indicators have been set and development work is underway for those remaining indicators. The institutional mechanisms are ready to go. We now need to move forward, confident that those in power will prioritize – and act on – the robust … Continue reading Countries, Experts and Agencies Meet to Measure Progress toward Education 2030