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Showing posts with label EDUCATION. Show all posts

New Vice-Chancellor appointed to Wayamba University

New Vice-Chancellor appointed to Wayamba University
Senior Professor J.M.U.K Jayasinghe has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of the Wayamba University. The letter of appointment was handed over to Prof. Jayasinghe by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House in Colombo today (29).
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Sri Lanka Ranks 59th in Coursera’s Global Skills Report 2022.

Sri Lanka Ranks 59th in Coursera’s Global Skills Report 2022.
As per the ‘Global Skills Report 2022’ released by Coursera, Sri Lanka has been ranked 59th overall globally.  In 2022 report, they present data from the more than 100 million people who have used Coursera to learn new skills.2 We concentrate on three of the most important s…
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QS World University Rankings 2023: Top global universities.

QS World University Rankings 2023: Top global universities.
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), London-based global higher education has released the 19th edition of the world’s most consulted international university ranking. The QS World University Rankings 2023 ranks the top 900 universities based on 8 key ranking indicators. This is the …
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Prof. G. H. Peiris appointed as the Chancellor of Peradeniya University.

Prof. G. H. Peiris appointed as the Chancellor of Peradeniya University.
Professor G.H. Peiris has been appointed as the Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya. He received his letter of appointment from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House today (06), the PMD reported. Mr. G.H. Peiris received his Degree of Bachelor of Arts i…
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The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings - 2022.

 The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings - 2022.
The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We use carefully calibrated indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparison across four b…
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University of Vavuniya declared open under President’s patronage.

University of Vavuniya declared open under President’s patronage.
The University of Vavuniya, with a centre for co-existence, was declared open by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday 11 February 2022 making it the 17th national university in the country. The university has a capacity of enlisting around 1000 students at each intake. It …
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Mathematician Nikhil Srivastava selected for inaugural Ciprian Foias Prize.

Mathematician Nikhil Srivastava selected for inaugural Ciprian Foias Prize.
Indian-origin mathematician Prof. Nikhil Srivastava, who teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, has been jointly selected for the inaugural Ciprian Foias Prize by American Mathematical Society (AMS). The Ciprian Foias Prize in Operator Theory is awarded for notab…
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Cambridge Dictionary names 'perseverance' Word of the Year 2021.

Cambridge Dictionary names 'perseverance' Word of the Year 2021.
The word "Perseverance" has been looked up more than 243,000 times on the Cambridge Dictionary Website and named as the Word of the Year in 2021. Defined by the dictionary as ‘continued effort to do or achieve something, even when this is difficult or takes a long …
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QS World University Rankings 2022.

QS World University Rankings 2022.
QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) has released the 2022 QS World University Rankings.  The ranking has been topped by the National University of Singapore (NUS) for the 4th year in a row.  It is followed by China’s Peking University at 2nd position and Nanyang Technological Universit…
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Russian, Chinese hold first joint patrols in the Pacific.

Russian, Chinese hold first joint patrols in the Pacific.
Russian and Chinese warships held their first joint patrols in the western Pacific Ocean over the past week, Russia's defence ministry said on Saturday 23 October 2021, a move Japan said it was monitoring. Moscow and Beijing, which staged naval cooperation drills in the …
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The Global Food Security Index - 2021.

The Global Food Security Index - 2021.
The Global Food Security Index (GFSI) considers the issues of food affordability, availability, quality and safety, and natural resources and resilience across a set of 113 countries. The index is a dynamic quantitative and qualitative benchmarking model constructed from 58…
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Girls excluded as Afghan secondary schools reopen.

Girls excluded as Afghan secondary schools reopen.
The Taliban have excluded girls from Afghan secondary schools, with only boys and male teachers allowed back into classrooms. Schoolgirls told the BBC they were devastated not to be returning. "Everything looks very dark," one said. Taliban officials who seized powe…
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UNICEF stresses Afghan girls must not be excluded from school.

UNICEF stresses Afghan girls must not be excluded from school.
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday (17th) welcomed the news that secondary schools are due to reopen in Afghanistan on Saturday, after months of closure due to COVID-19, but stressed that girls must not be kept from the classroom. According to news reports, the announ…
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World University Rankings 2022.

World University Rankings 2022.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 include more than 1,600 universities across 99 countries and territories, making them the largest and most diverse university rankings to date. The table is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that…
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QS Rankings of the World’s Best Student Cities 2022.

QS Rankings of the World’s Best Student Cities 2022.
QS Quacquarelli Symonds is a London-based company that specializes in analysis of global higher education and rankings of different types of academic programs. The QS Best Student Cities Ranking combines independent data about a range of factors important to college students…
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China's first green sheep-farming city in ecological push.

China's first green sheep-farming city in ecological push.
Xilingol League, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, became the country's first green sheep-farming city thanks to its efforts in grassland ecological protection and green sheep farming. The honor was rolled out by China Meat Association during a summit …
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QS World University Rankings - 2022.

 QS World University Rankings - 2022.
Featuring 1,300 universities from around the world, this year's university rankings are largest ever.  The QS World University Rankings continue to enjoy a remarkably consistent methodological framework, compiled using six simple metrics that believe effectively capture …
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Centre for World University Rankings 2021-22 announced.

Centre for World University Rankings 2021-22 announced.
The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) publishes the only academic ranking of global universities that assesses the quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, and research performance without relying on surveys and university data submissions. CWUR…
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Ranking of World Universities 2020 published.

Ranking of World Universities 2020 published.
The 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is released by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy.  Since 2003, ARWU has been presenting the world top universities annually based on transparent methodology and objective third-party data. It has been recognized as the precurs…
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100 million more children fail basic reading skills because of Current Global Pandemic.

100 million more children fail basic reading skills because of Current Global Pandemic.
A new study released on Friday 26 March 2021 by the UN cultural agency, reveals that more than 100 million more children than expected, are falling behind the minimum proficiency level in reading, due to current pandemic related school closures.   According to the study from…
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