US-Philippines agreement on science and technology collaboration - Global Education Times (GET News)

US-Philippines agreement on science and technology collaboration

The United States and the Philippines have joined forces by signing an agreement to promote scientific and technological advancements with each other.

In a press statement, the Philippines Department of Science and Technology (DoST), led by Sec. Fortunato de la Pena, and US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim signed an agreement on scientific and technological cooperation during the 8th Bilateral Strategic Dialogue.

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Google Korea to train AI experts with schools partnerships - Global Education Times (GET News)

Google Korea to train AI experts with schools partnerships

Google Inc. has partnered with two Korean institutions to train and sponsor individuals to become Artificial Intelligence (AI) experts.

In a statement last week, Google said its Korean unit has signed agreements with Seoul National University and KAIST, a national research university based in Daejeon, South Korea, to provide research and educational supports to AI training participants.

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Carnegie Mellon University in Africa to expand presence - Global Education Times (GET News)

Carnegie Mellon University in Africa to expand presence

United States-based Carnegie Mellon University in Africa is planning to expand its presence in a bid to train and introduce world-class talents from the continent to the world.

In a report last week, Quartz Africa said that Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Africa was seeking to introduce locally-tailored but globally-competitive packages to solve challenges in Africa, after the said continent lagged behind global rivals when it comes to generating research.

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16 New Zealand institutions to merge to form one mega polytech - Global Education Times (GET News)

16 New Zealand institutions to merge to form one mega polytech

16 New Zealand educational institutions will be facing a merger after the Education Ministry announced that a new major institution will be put up.

NZ Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced some changes that would give the industry larger control over all aspects of vocational education and training and make the system more responsive to employers’ needs and to the changing world of work.

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Japan to tighten rules on universities to protect foreign students - Global Education Times (GET News)

Japan to tighten rules on universities to protect foreign students

Japan is planning to tighten rules on universities in a bid to protect foreign students after an institution in Tokyo lost contact with more than 1,600 international students.

Last month, Japan’s education ministry and immigration agency said they will tighten rules on enrollment of foreign students after the government found that Tokyo University of Social Welfare lost details with a huge number of its foreign students since 2016, where 700 canceled enrolment and removed 178 others.

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Avon donates $100K to Malala Fund for Brazil women’s education - Global Education Times (GET News)

Avon donates $100K to Malala Fund to finance women’s education in Brazil

Avon Products Inc., through its foundation arm, has donated $100,000 to Malala Fund’s Brazil-based charity Gulmakai Champions, to help fund female students’ quality education.

In a statement on July 25, Avon said the donation will be channeled directly to improve education for girls in Brazil which is its largest market and whose 1.5 million girls were said to be denied an education as a result of racism, exploitation, and poverty.

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Young students ignore New Zealand from options - Global Education Times (GET News)

Young students ignore New Zealand from options

Young students seeking to study overseas are shunning New Zealand from their options amid the country’s high fees and cost of living, a study found.

Melbourne-based QS Enrolment Solutions, in a report released this month, said that it found only 25 percent of 77,000 students inquiring about New Zealand universities to be interested, whereas 50 percent are more into Australian universities.

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Faster Canada student visa for Pakistan with Student Direct Stream - Global Education Times (GET News)

Faster Canada student visa for Pakistan with Student Direct Stream

An initiative seeking to streamline and speed-up the processing of applications for inbound students in Canada has been expanded.

The Student Direct Stream will now be available to providing faster Canada student visa for Pakistan students.

Called the Student Direct Stream (SDS), the Canadian government expanded this faster visa-processing initiative, giving access to Pakistan students to apply for student visa study permits to Canada.

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