US UNIVERSITIES REJECT CAMPUS FACIAL RECOGNITION SYSTEMS

Companies retreat for now, but see the technology’s spread as inevitable Facial recognition systems are hitting a wall of opposition on US university campuses, with the colleges that have tried the technology backing away and many others vowing not to allow it. Advocacy groups fighting the technology planned this week to highlight that about a dozen institutions had

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NEW ZEALAND UNIVERSITIES REPORT CONTINUED UPTICK IN INT’L ENROLMENTS

New Zealand’s eight universities have reported 9.8% growth in the number of international student enrolments in 2018 when compared with 2017, an analysis has shown. Overall in 2018, international students studying at university contributed an estimated NZ$1.2 billion to the economy. As education minister Chris Hipkins acknowledged late last year, “This is the first time in the

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UK : UNI DERBY STAFF AND STUDENTS GIVEN CLIMATE CHANGE ANXIETY THERAPY

Staff and students struggling with anxiety over climate change are being offered art therapy. Eco-anxiety sessions are being held at the University of Derby to tackle feelings of anger, guilt and grief. One student involved in the workshops said climate change makes her feel as though she is “not going to have a future”. Dr

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UAE : UNIVERSITY OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAUNCHED IN ABU DHABI

A relook at the opening of the University –  the first of its kind in the world Abu Dhabi: Taking another bold step in the world of artificial intelligence (AI), Abu Dhabi on Wednesday announced the opening of the world’s first dedicated AI university – Mohammad Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI). Located in

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UK: REINTRODUCTION OF PSW PRAISED AS GOV’T REVEALS STUDY VISA GROWTH

The number of UK Tier 4 sponsored study visas granted increased by 16% in 2019, with stakeholders welcoming the government figures as the “first good look” at this year’s recruitment and acknowledging the post-study work re-introduction for the positive figures. UK government statistics revealed that in the year ending September 2019, 276,889 Tier 4 visas were granted – marking a rise

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CANADA : VICTORIAN CLASSROOM TAKES STUDENTS ON A TRIP THROUGH TIME

Grade 6 students from Bridgeport Public School took a trip, more than 100 years back in time, to the Victorian Classroom at Suddaby Public School in Kitchener in December. Complete with the Union Jack on the wall and antique slates for writing, the historic space, housed in one of the Waterloo Region District School Board’s (WRDSB) most historic schools, offers students

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UAE : NYU ABU DHABI LAUNCHES ITS FIRST MASTER’S DEGREES

Economics and fine art courses are also new to the UAE and wider region. Abu Dhabi: New York University Abu Dhabi has launched its first full-time master’s degrees in economics and fine art, with courses set to start next autumn. Not only are they the university’s first masters offerings but the economics course is also

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USA : BACK TO BASICS: UNIVERSITIES ARE NOW OFFERING ‘ADULTING’ CLASSES

Students are lining up for classes that teach life skills: “I need to learn how to get this adult thing down and manage life.” BERKELEY, Calif. – Conner Wright is carrying a demanding course load in his final year as an English major at the University of California, Berkeley. He’s studying Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo

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DYNAMIC CAREERS GET A SHARP EDGE IN HONG KONG

City University has climbed the world rankings at a dizzying pace and aims to be second to none. Whether it’s handling international financial transactions or dealing with the huge volume of cargo that moves in and out of the city’s port, Hong Kong companies require sophisticated employees who are up to date with the latest

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UAE : EMIRATES ISLAMIC CONTRIBUTES DH2M TO MBRU

Amount will help university launch its first mobile clinic ‘Wellness on Wheels’ Dubai: Emirates Islamic has contributed Dh2 million to Mohammad Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU). The contribution, provided through Emirates Islamic’s Charity Fund, will be used to help the university launch its first mobile clinic, ‘Wellness on Wheels’. Awatif Al

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