Why teaching sustainability in fashion is important - Global Education Times (GET News)

Why teaching sustainability in fashion is important

The fashion industry has changed dramatically in the last decade, and the whole sector is now characterised by critical issues and challenging trade-offs, including question marks around its sustainability.

Fashion is one of the most polluting industries that generates a substantial environmental and social impact.

In order to deal with the interdependent social, cultural, ecological and financial issues within the fashion industry, education at all levels needs to play a key role in encouraging urgent change.

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Online coding school Codemao secures $57 million funding - Global Education Times (GET News)

Online coding school Codemao secures $57 million funding

Chinese online education platform Codemao has announced this week that 400 million yuan ($57 million) has been secured in a Series C round of financing led by the Russia-China Investment Fund.

Codemao specialises in offering online coding classes to children and young adults.

Also joining this round of funding were Hillhouse Capital; Asia-focused private equity firm SAIF Partners; Everbright New Economy USD Fund, a $483-million investment platform of Hong Kong-based financial services company China Everbright Limited; and Chinese state-owned Guangdong Technology Financial Group.

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Australia student visa now harder to get for India and Pakistan - Global Education Times (GET News)

Australia student visa now harder to get for India and Pakistan

The Australia student visa requirements for those applying from India, Pakistan and Nepal have been tightened by the Australian government.

The assessment category for international students applying for a student visa to study in Australia has been raised from Level 2 to Level 3, which entails more strict scrutiny to qualify.

Australia student visa applications are based on individual merits including educational qualifications, financial requirements and proficiency in English language.

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Artificial Intelligence is transforming higher education - Global Education Times (GET News)

Artificial Intelligence is transforming higher education

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become part of our everyday lives, from smart personal assistants such as Siri and Alexa, to security surveillance, and automatic parking systems.

In education, particularly in higher education, Artificial Intelligence is transforming traditional methods of teaching for both students and teachers, making the whole learning experience more customised, efficient and engaging.

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Dubai students should have work experience before graduation: officials - Global Education Times (GET News)

Dubai students should have work experience before graduation: officials

Officials in Dubai have stated that school students should be allowed access to universities and workplaces for advanced learning and work experience for Dubai students before graduating from high school.

These comments came during the launch of ‘Centres of Excellence’, a programme of GEMS Education, which will see GEMS school students earn qualifications and credentials from partner universities and employers.

Founded in 1959, today GEMS owns and operates 56 schools in the UAE and the Gulf region, and educates over 130,000 students.

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Startse launches new centre in Silicon Valley - Global Education Times (GET News)

Startse launches new centre in Silicon Valley

Startse, a Brazilian education platform, has launched a new centre in Silicon Valley as part of a push for global expansion that will happen over the coming months.

With a focus on training programmes geared at the new economy and corporate innovation projects, Startse has been present in Silicon Valley of the last couple of years with a team of ten operating from a coworking space.

The firm’s new Palo Alto office in Silicon Valley, Startse University, launched on 14 October. The facility is to host corporate missions and workshops for up to 40 people and features an artificial intelligence lab.

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US students struggle to choose major: Ellucian study - Global Education Times (GET News)

US students struggle to choose major: Ellucian study

A recent survey has found that US college students struggle to choose their major, increasing the time and cost associated with obtaining a degree.

This was a problem particularly prevalent with American Generation Z students, the youngest in the cohort, who struggle to choose a major.

These findings were made by a recent survey entitled ‘Course Correction: Helping Students Find and Follow a Path to Success’, published this month, by Ellucian.

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University graduates in Australia see high salaries and employment rates - Global Education Times (GET News)

University graduates in Australia see high salaries and employment rates

The vast majority (more than 90%) of university graduates in Australia secure full-time work three years after the completion of their degree, according to University World News.

University graduates in Australia have also enjoyed a strong growth in their work salaries, with an average graduate starting salary in the region of AU$58,700, rising to around AU$72,800 just three years after entering the workforce.

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