UNHRC Calls for More Regulation of Private Education Providers

The United Nations’ Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has passed a resolution that calls on governments across the world to monitor and regulate private education more heavily. The landmark resolution by the UNHRC was welcomed by eight international civil society organizations and aims to establish minimum standards by which education providers must abide by to grant all children the right to an education. Through its resolution, the UNHRC wants its members states — especially in…

February 28, 2017
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LookLikeAnEngineer Movement Expands to Billboard Campaign

Women in the tech industry have been joining a Twitter movement that seeks to deconstruct the stereotypes of the sector being male-dominated. By posting photos of themselves on Twitter using the hashtag #Ilooklikeanengineer, women are showing that tech is not exclusively populated by white or Asian men. Now the project is on Indiegogo in an effort to fund the installation of an #Ilooklikeanengineer billboard. The initial $3,500 funding goal was quickly surpassed with $8,550 being funded in just…

February 28, 2017
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Japan Scaling Back Liberal Arts for Vocational Focus

Japan is rethinking its approach to higher education and is looking to cut back on the liberal arts and introduce more business-oriented programs that will focus on vocational training and R&D. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked the country’s 86 academic institutions to redefine their focus and restructure their curricula. “The drive is part of Mr. Abe’s efforts to revitalize Japan, injecting more dynamism and innovation into the economy through a…

February 28, 2017
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