Thursday December 03, 2015

New Nordic Master programme launched!

The best working example of the Nordic Council of Ministers' objective to boost the internationalisation of higher education in the Nordic region, Nordic Master, took another step forward on 19 May with the launch of its latest programme, Cold Climate Engineering, at DTU in Copenhagen. The launch was marked by a speech by the Danish Minister for Nordic Co-operation, Carsten Hansen.

The programme has been designed to specifically to focus on the growing interest in the Arctic. Its objective is to train engineers with specialist expertise in industries operation in extremely cold conditions.

A recent report was published that takes a look at removing obstacles for free movement for students and researchers in the Nordic region.

(Source: Nordic Council)

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Wednesday December 02, 2015

Does having digital skills really pay off? is a 2015 report, published by the OECD.

Having the highest levels of skills in problem solving using ICT (information and communication technologies) increases chances of participating in the labour force by six percentage points compared with adults who have the lowest levels of these skills, even after accounting for various other factors, such as age, gender, level of education, literacy and numeracy proficiency, and use of e-mail at home.

Adults without ICT experience are less likely to participate in the labour force; if they are employed, they earn less than adults with ICT experience, after accounting for various other factors. Experience in using ICT has a particularly large impact on participation in the labour force and earnings in Australia, England/Northern Ireland (UK) and the United States. Workers who use ICT frequently have substantially higher wages than those who do not use ICT often.

(Source: OECD)

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Tuesday December 01, 2015

International Migrants Day is celebrated December 18 each year to recognize the contributions and rights of migrants around the world. "In 2000, the United Nations General Assembly designated that date to commemorate the UN's 1990 adoption of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. Our Government Information Corner, located on the first floor, in the Maps, Data and Government Information Centre is featuring several selections of resources on migrants during the month of December. Spend a few moments to watch some videos, or lose yourself in a book or two. On International Migrants Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to shape diverse and open societies that provide opportunities and lives of dignity for all migrants." …Ban Ki-moon. (Source:Madgic Staff)

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