education diplomacy

‘Shabash Pakistan’ is a nation-branding movement started by School of Leadership. ‘Shabash Pakistan’ is a series of three one-day sessions in four universities, which will be divided over three months the main target will be the undergraduate and graduate students.

The Grand Opening festivities commenced with a greeting from Sweden’s Minister for Culture, Ms. Lena Adelsohn Liljerot: “Sweden has experience with migration in both directions. Between 1890 and 1920, 1.3 million Swedes immigrated to North America. Swedish landing in 1638 and the great transatlantic partnership between Sweden and the U.S. are among events to be celebrated throughout 2013 as a part of our Globalization theme.”

India has one of the youngest populations in the world. The biggest challenge that the country is facing today is how to bridge the gap between education and employability. In order to tackle this challenge, the government has decided to launch Community Colleges from the next academic session 2013-2014 to facilitate mobility of learners into the employment sector.

Under Secretary Sonenshine’s visit to India will highlight the breadth and depth of the U.S.-India people to people relationship, particularly our strong educational partnership. In New Delhi Under Secretary Sonenshine will lead the U.S. delegation to the Government of India conference “Mainstreaming Skills in Education” on February 6-7, where she will deliver remarks on our support for India’s development of community colleges and the expansion of skills development education.

A study due to be released on Monday is expected to take both Israel and the Palestinians - but especially the latter - to task for how they portray the other side in school textbooks. The project, conducted by researchers in the United States, Israel and the Palestinian Authority, was funded by the U.S. State Department.

Proving that art transcends conflicts and boundaries, dancers from Turkey, Egypt and Jordan will participate in the annual International Belly Dance Festival taking place January 16-19 in the Israeli city of Eilat, on the Red Sea.

As was stated in the first half of this story published yesterday in the Arab News, many teachers have expressed the opinion that foreign curricula are "inarguably superior" to the Saudi curriculum in terms of teaching methods, scientific content, skill cultivation and comprehensiveness. But that does not tell the whole story, according to a Saudi teacher who goes by the name of Huda.

Science and technology diplomacy between China and South-East Asian (SEA) countries is expected to benefit both sides, according to a forthcoming OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) report. Rising research and development (R&D) investment on both sides — as well as a common drive towards economic growth and industrialisation — increases the opportunities for improving collaboration, especially on science, innovation and education, the report says.

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