In 2012, engineer Raghav Gajula moved to an east Delhi slum to work as a teacher at a private school for low-income families. Most of his students’ parents are labourers in local factories but have paid 300 Indian rupees a month, about £3, for their kids to attend a school with busy staff and no computer resources. Gajula, who found the teaching position through a Teach For India fellowship, spotted an opportunity. He lent the kids his laptop and started setting up mentoring sessions for them with his friends, via Skype.
Economics students from 19 countries have joined forces to call for an overhaul of the way their subject is taught, saying the dominance of narrow free-market theories at top universities harms the world’s ability to confront challenges such as financial stability and climate change.
In the first global protest against mainstream economic teaching, the International Student Initiative for Pluralist Economics (ISIPE) argues in a letter to the Guardian that economics courses are failing wider society when they ignore evidence from other disciplines.
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, April 27, 2014 – Thomson Reuters , the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced it has been named the Best Technology Provider for Islamic Banking in The Asset magazine’s Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2014. The winners were selected by The Asset’s editorial team in consultation with the magazine’s readers, including Asian and global issuers, institutions and investors active in the region.
Thomson Reuters has been at the heart of Islamic finance for over 30 years, offering innovative investment and trading solutions for financial professionals across multiple asset classes. It provides holistic technology capabilities by embedding customised solutions into the information requirement workflows of professionals serving various business functions, while facilitating real-time connectivity to the global Islamic finance industry community.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — SBG Technology Solutions, one of the fastest growing and leading engineering and information technology service providers in the United States, and AppleTree, a Washington, D.C.-based education research nonprofit and network of schools, announced a technology partnership to drive innovation in classroom technology. SBG partnered with AppleTree on a two-month systems architecture analysis, to design a new system combining web and mobile application technologies in support of AppleTree’s ground breaking Every Child Ready early childhood learning program.
Science, technology, engineering and maths training needs a boost, say Fanuel Muindi and Moytrayee Guha.
In today’s global economy, a workforce trained in science, technology,engineering and maths (STEM) is recognised as a primary driver of growth. Around the world, STEM education initiatives vary in scope, size, type, target populations and funding sources. What’s missing is a unified global mechanism for STEM education.
In 1970, when Earth Day began, business was the enemy. The previous year, a blowout in a Union Oil platform had dumped more than 80,000 barrels of black stuff into the Santa Barbara Channel. Students and activists loudly protested pollution from factories and power plants. Today, business often is still the enemy. But it is sometimes a force for good–or at least a mouthpiece for good, as evidenced by the nearly 2,000 titles in Amazon’s “Green Business” category. The best of these books combine concrete practices and provocative proposals with personal vision and a sense of urgency. Most argue that it makes good business sense to be a responsible citizen of our blue marble.
Each year on April 22 numerous organizations, agencies, communities and citizens around the world join together to celebrate everything Earth. This year, one of the biggest events surrounding Earth Day is Earth Day Network’s “Green Cities Campaign.”
The Green Cities Campaign was launched in the fall of 2013 by the Earth Day Network (EDN) as a novel way to help cities around the world become more sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint. The campaign is focused on three key elements – buildings, energy and transportation – to help cities move to a cleaner, healthier and more economically viable future.