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60% of lower secondary level pupils studied more than one #ForeignLanguage in 2015

60% of lower secondary level pupils studied more than one #ForeignLanguage in 2015

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Learning a foreign language at school is very common in the European Union (EU), with more than 17 million lower secondary school pupils (or 98.6% of all pupils at this education level) studying at least one foreign language in 2015. Among them, more than 10 million (58.8%) were studying two foreign languages or more. English […]

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New figures show record number of participants in #Erasmus+

New figures show record number of participants in #Erasmus+

| January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission published today new figures showing that the EU’s education and training programme, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, is more successful and open than ever. In 2015, Erasmus+ enabled 678,000 Europeans to study, train, work and volunteer abroad, more than ever before. In the same year, the EU invested €2.1 billion in over 19,600 projects […]

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#China: Deglobalization, discrimination and openness

#China: Deglobalization, discrimination and openness

My recent piece of work on de-globalization and China-WTO issues was published by #China Daily and #EUReporter. I very soon received lots of feedback either favouring globalization or against Chinese social-economic-political directions and presence on its fake presence of openness, non-discrimination, and equality, writes Ying Zhang, Associate Dean & Associate Professor on Entrepreneurship at Rotterdam School of […]

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The Winter Universiade 2017 in Almaty #Kazakhstan

The Winter Universiade 2017 in Almaty #Kazakhstan

| November 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kazakhstan is the first among CIS countries to host the Winter Universiade. Currently, the Organizing Committee is in the active phase of preparation for the event. Operational activities are being accomplished in accordance and guidance of International Federation of University Sport (FISU). The Winter Universiade will take place in Almaty from January 29 to February […]

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#BigRobotDebate: Robots could soon replace teachers

#BigRobotDebate: Robots could soon replace teachers

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

In fact, not only could they replace them, but they should and will. That’s the view of two top education technology experts, who’ll be at the OEB Debate in Berlin later this month to argue their case that substituting artificial intelligence for real teachers will boost quality and lead to better results. Robot teachers “never […]

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#Brexit: Funding confirmed for EU students applying for 2017-2018

#Brexit: Funding confirmed for EU students applying for 2017-2018

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

On 11 October 2016, government officials in the UK announced that EU students applying for entrance into an English higher education institution for the 2017-2018 academic year will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants for the duration of their degree course. This means that EU students will be able to access the […]

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Group rapporteur says more funds needed to guarantee #education for all

Group rapporteur says more funds needed to guarantee #education for all

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education today (11 October) adopted an opinion by GUE/NGL MEP Nikolaos Chountis that will put more money into education and sports as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). Commenting after the vote, the Greek MEP described the funds as a vital part of the EU’s […]

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