Understanding the role of education in diplomacy - Global Education Times (GET News)

Understanding the role of education in diplomacy

Soft power in diplomacy is important. And governments recognise that as well. The British Council, Alliance Française, and Confucius Institutes attest to that.

Why would governments invest in education? Because it pays off. Not necessarily in a commercial way, although that can be true in some particular cases. But for any diplomat access to the people who make decisions is important.

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Study in India failing to attract more foreign students - Global Education Times (GET News)

Study in India failing to attract more foreign students

The latest All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) report has noted that the Study in India campaign is failing to attract more foreign students to study in the country, with only a marginal rise seen enrollments.

The Government of India, in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs, launched the Study in India campaign in 2018 with the aim of attracting an increased number of foreign students in India.

Through the Study in India campaign, the government had also hoped to double the market share of India in global education exports from around 1% to 2%.

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Why access to education matters for refugees - Global Education Times (GET News)

Why access to education matters for refugees

The Second World War and its aftermath – when millions of people were displaced and unable to return to their homeland – prompted an international response, leading to the formation of the agencies and laws in place today to protect and assist refugees.

Refugees now technically have the protection of the 1951 Refugee Convention and the 1968 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees. But has the situation really improved?

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How students can stand out to recruiters - Global Education Times (GET News)

How students can stand out to recruiters

With January marking the beginning of the graduate recruitment season, many students begin to think about how they can stand out within an increasingly competitive graduate job market.

A recruiter will take an average of 6 seconds to review a CV, so it is crucial that students grab their attention from the get-go.

Georgios Chiotis, Director of Brand and Marketing at Scape, explains what steps students can take to stand out to recruiters in the early stages of interviews.

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Lib Dems £10,000 Skills Wallet will be for all UK residents - Global Education Times (GET News)

Lib Dems £10,000 Skills Wallet will be for all UK residents

The Liberal Democrats have confirmed to the Global Education Times that their proposed £10,000 Skills Wallet will be available to all UK residents, including EU and non-EU nationals, and refugees.

As part of their manifesto pledge for General Election 2019, the Liberal Democrats have announced their vision for a “new era of learning throughout life” with the creation of a £10,000 Skills Wallet.

The Liberal Democrats have confirmed to Global Education Times that this £10,000 Skills Wallet will be open to not just British nationals but also all residents of the UK, EEA national, non-EEA nationals with residence in the UK, and refugees resident in the country.

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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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