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Information Technology in Brazil: Launching Investment Program to Boost Software and IT Industry

Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) has unveiled a new Strategic Program for Software and Information Technology in Brazil, announcing R$ 500 million (approximately US$ 248 million) in planned investments from 2012-2015 to build and strengthen Brazil’s competitiveness in this sector [..]

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Education in China: Fewer high school grads fight for university place

A smaller number of students will take the national college entrance examination in 2011 than did in past years, according to a report released by a website run by the Chinese Ministry of Education […]

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Education in China: well-educated labor force by 2015

China will work to ensure those entering its labor force receive an average of 13.3 years of education by 2015 […]

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Education in China: Shanghainese students still keen on an overseas education

Studying abroad is still proving popular despite the global economic recession […]

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Education in China: 6.3 million college graduates in 2010 to pose severe challenges to job market

China’s Education Minister Yuan Guiren warned recently that the country’s record number of 6.3 million college graduates next year would pose “severe challenges” to the job market.

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Education in China: Autodesk to support China’s engineering education with software, training

Autodesk, a world leader in 2D and 3D design software, is to donate its latest software worth 50 million U.S. dollars to 50 Chinese universities and secondary vocational schools, said a memorandum signed here recently […]

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Education in China: Sharp drop in number seeking college degree

Many things shrink in an economic crisis – the number of jobs, the volume of exports, the confidence of investors – but few expected a sharp fall in the size of the prospective student population. This year, fewer students want to participate in the upcoming three-day annual college entrance exam, which has been seen as the make-or-break benchmark for millions of young people since 1977 […]

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Education in China: crack down on cheating during college entrance exam

As millions of Chinese students gear up for the national college entrance examination, education and police authorities issued stern warnings against cheating. The Chinese Ministry of Public Security has instructed police departments across China to make detailed plans to ensure the security of the exam, which falls on June 7 to 9 each year […]

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Education in China: Chinese students studying abroad exceed 1.39 million

From 1978 to the end of last year, the total number of Chinese students studying abroad reached 1.3915 million. Zhang Xiuqin, Director General for the Department of International Cooperation and Exchange under the Chinese Ministry of Education, said that since reform and opening-up (1978) to the end of 2008, nearly 390,000 students returned to China after their studies abroad […]

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Living in China: students begin tuition free school

Families across the China have begun sending their children to school tuition-free for the nine-year compulsory education. About 28.21 million urban students in primary schools and junior high schools joined rural students at the start of the fall semester yesterday in benefiting from the plan, according to the Chinese Ministry of Education. The students still must pay for textbooks and uniforms […]