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May 17, 2017

Stars walk down the Red Carpet at the Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

Photo: SARA SAMPAIO walks the Red Carpet at Cannes, May 17, 2017. The Portuguese top model slipped into a red Zuhair Murad gown and styled it with de GRISOGONO high Jewellery white diamond earrings, ring in white gold set with white diamonds and rubies, and a white gold FLORINDA bracelet. Image provided by & Copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

Photo: DEEPIKA PADUKONE walks the Red Carpet at Cannes, May 17, 2017. The Indian actress adorned a de GRISOGONO high Jewellery ring set in white diamonds with a ruby, as well as a unique pair of earrings in white gold set with white diamonds and rubies. Image provided by & Copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

Photo: DEEPIKA PADUKONE walks the Red Carpet at Cannes, May 18, 2017. The Indian actress adorned High Jewellery earrings in white gold set in white diamonds, and a High Jewellery bracelet in white gold set with white diamonds and emeralds. Image provided by & Copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

Photo: EMILY RATAJKOWSKI walks the Red Carpet at Cannes, May 18, 2017. The American actress and top model adorned a GOCCE pair of earrings in white gold set with white diamonds and onyx, as well as an ALLEGRA ring in white gold and ceramic set with black diamonds. Image provided by & Copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

Photo: JENAYE NOHA walks the Red Carpet at Cannes, May 22, 2017. Jenaye is wearing de GRISOGONO briolette earrings for tonight’s red carpet. Image provided by & Copyright © de GRISOGONO.

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May 13, 2017

Miss USA 2017 Contestants in Las Vegas, Nevada

Miss USA 2017

Photo: Miss USA 2017 Runner-Up and Miss New Jersey USA 2017, Chhavi Verg, answers her final question as a top 5 finalist onstage during The MISS USA Competition on Sunday, May 14. Later, Kara McCullough, Miss District Of Columbia USA 2017, was announced as the new Miss USA at the conclusion of the two-hour special programming event on FOX from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas. Image provided by & Copyright © The Miss Universe Organization. Photographer: Patrick Prather.

Miss USA 2017

Photo: Brooke Bezanson, Miss Montana USA 2017, during a visit to the South Point Bull Housing on May 12, 2017. The Miss USA contestants have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss USA crown in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 8:00 PM ET live on Sunday, May 14, from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, to see who will become Miss USA 2017. Image provided by & Copyright © The Miss Universe Organization. Photographer: Tom Starkweather.

Miss USA 2017

Photo: Adrianna David, Miss Maryland USA 2017, during a photoshoot at Maverick Helicopters on May 7, 2017. The Miss USA contestants have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss USA crown in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 8:00 PM ET live on Sunday, May 14, from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, to see who will become Miss USA 2017. Image provided by & Copyright © The Miss Universe Organization. Photographer: Benjamin Askinas.

Miss USA 2017

Photo: Nancy Gonzalez, Miss Texas USA 2017, and Professional Bull Rider, Matt Tripplet, during a visit to the South Point Bull Housing on May 12, 2017. The Miss USA contestants have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss USA crown in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 8:00 PM ET live on Sunday, May 14, from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, to see who will become Miss USA 2017. Image provided by & Copyright © The Miss Universe Organization. Photographer: Tom Starkweather.

Miss USA 2017

Photo: Brooke Bezanson, Miss Montana USA 2017, and Professional Bull Rider, Matt Tripplet, during a visit to the South Point Bull Housing on May 12, 2017. The Miss USA contestants have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss USA crown in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 8:00 PM ET live on Sunday, May 14, from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, to see who will become Miss USA 2017. Image provided by & Copyright © The Miss Universe Organization. Photographer: Tom Starkweather.

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May 2, 2017

International Jazz Day 2017 Worldwide Celebration concludes with Global Concert in Havana, Cuba

Jazz Day2017

Jazz Day2017

Jazz Day2017

Havana, Cuba - Following thousands of events taking place in over 190 countries, International Jazz Day 2017 culminated in a concert streamed worldwide from Havana’s historic Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso. As the International Jazz Day 2017 Global Host City, the musically vibrant city of Havana also presented a wide range of concerts and education programs.

Established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in coordination with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, International Jazz Day is recognized on the official calendars of UNESCO and the United Nations. Each year, on April 30, International Jazz Day highlights the role of jazz in promoting freedom, creativity and intercultural dialogue, and uniting people from all corners of the globe. Toyota served as Lead Partner of International Jazz Day 2017.

The Global Concert included an all-star group of musicians from Cuba and around the world performing “Cuba Bop” and “Manteca”. Cuban trumpet virtuoso Julio Padron played Freddie Hubbard’s composition, while the acclaimed vocalist Cassandra Wilson performed her composition “You Move Me”.

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April 25, 2017

UNESCO paper shows governments not keeping pace with growing demand for higher education

Unesco EducationReport

Photo: A College Student. Image Credit & Photographer: Francisco Osorio.

A new policy paper from the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report and the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) at UNESCO shows that the number of university level students doubled to 207 million between 2000 and 2014. Governments are struggling to keep pace with rapidly rising demand and large disparities in access, with a large cost of higher education often falling to families, many of whom cannot afford it.

The new paper, Six ways to ensure higher education leaves no one behind, sets out a series of measures to make higher education more equitable and affordable, including to ensure that student loan repayments do not exceed 15% of a student’s monthly income. Anything more threatens to leave the disadvantaged behind.

“By creating and transmitting vital knowledge, skills and core values, higher education is a cornerstone for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO. “Demand for higher education is going to continue rising. Governments must respond by introducing a range of new policies that will ensure expansion doesn’t leave the marginalised behind, and that access is based on merit, not privilege.”

Analyzing global trends, the paper also shows that only 1% of the poorest students have spent more than four years in higher education, compared to 20% of the richest.

In South Africa, around one-sixth of blacks and coloreds attended higher education in 2013, compared to over 50% of whites. Similarly, in Mexico, less than 1% of the indigenous population attend higher education. In China, youth from rural areas are seven times less likely to attend university than students from urban areas.

Access to higher education has expanded most rapidly in wealthier countries: Only 8% of young adults are enrolled on average in the poorest countries, compared to 74% in the richest countries. The greatest gender disparities are found among the poorest countries as well. Women made up only 30% of bachelor students in low-income countries in 2014.

“In certain countries with deeply rooted social inequities, affirmative action through quota or bonus systems may be necessary to expand access to underrepresented groups, even if these mechanisms are controversial,” says Suzanne Grant Lewis, director of the IIEP.

Private colleges and universities have expanded to cater to the growing pool of students, enrolling 30% of all students worldwide, rising to 50% in Latin America.

Governments can’t keep pace financially with this expansion and families are left with the tab. Across 26 countries in Europe, households paid for 15% of the cost of higher education in 2011. In other high-income countries, household expenditures were even higher: 40% in Australia, 46% in the USA, 52% in Japan, and 55% in Chile.

UNESCO, the only UN organization with responsibility for higher education, advises governments to use a combination of policies aimed at helping the disadvantaged, such as low tuition fees, need-based scholarships and loans repayments adjusted according to income, to help families manage the costs. The paper draws on a range of examples to show how different countries are expanding and diversifying higher education offerings to achieve greater equity.

“The last thing we want is for higher education to be the ball and chain around students’ ankles,” said Aaron Benavot, Director of the GEM Report. “Coping with dramatic student expansion is not easy, but there are policy solutions governments can put into place to stop the bill falling to households.”

Six specific recommendations are given to policy makers to make higher education equitable and affordable for all:

  • Keep an eye on the target: Make sure those who need help the most are getting it.
  • Put it into law: Guarantee equity and affordability in regulatory frameworks
  • Step up monitoring: Establish national agencies to ensure equal opportunities
  • Vary admissions criteria: Use different admissions criteria to respond to different individuals’ needs
  • Provide varied student aid: Establish an agency to coordinate different forms of student aid, such as loans and grants
  • Limit student loan repayments to <15% of their annual income.

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April 24, 2017

Kevin Faingnaert, Belgium, wins 2017 ZEISS Photography Award

ZEISS Photography Award

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Photo: Faroe Islands, an archipelago in the middle of the North Atlantic, halfway between Scotland and Iceland. House in Gasadalur. Photographer: Kevin Faingnaert. House in the village of Gasadalur, Population: 16. Copyright: © Kevin Faingnaert, Belgium, 1st Place, ZEISS Photography Award. Image provided by the World Photography Organisation.

ZEISS Photography Award

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Photo: Semi-nomadic life in Kyrgyzstan. Horse Head. Leaving Town. Photographer: Frederik Buyckx. Every morning around 10 o’clock the shepherds leave the little town into the mountains with their herd of sheep to graze. Temperatures are often around -20 degrees celcius in winter. Copyright: © Frederik Buyckx, Belgium, Shortlist, ZEISS Photography Award. Image provided by the World Photography Organisation.

ZEISS Photography Award

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Photo: Devotion. Kartik Snana. Photographer: Christopher Roche. During the final day of Deva-Diwali in Varanasi, it is extremely auspicious to take a bath in the Ganges, the holiest river in India. To bathe in its waters is said to wash away one’s sins. Copyright: © Christopher Roche, United Kingdom, Shortlist, ZEISS Photography Award. Image provided by the World Photography Organisation.

The World Photography Organisation and ZEISS have announced Belgian photographer, Kevin Faingnaert, as the winner of the 2017 ZEISS Photography Award “Seeing Beyond”. Faingnaert is recognized for “Foroyar”, a stunning photography series about life on remote and sparsely populated villages on the Faroe Islands.

Now in its second year, the theme of ZEISS Photography Award was ‘Meaningful Places’ which challenged professional photographers to look past the ordinary and everyday and submit a body of work that captured extraordinary aspects of the world we live in.

More than 31,000 images were submitted by 4,677 photographers from 132 countries to the 2017 award. Kevin Faingnaert’s winning work was selected by an expert panel of judges.

The judges also recognised the work of nine other photographers:

  • Anna Filipova, Bulgaria/ UK
  • Mario Adario, Italy
  • Christopher Roche, UK
  • Sonja Hamad, Germany
  • Ben Bond Obiri Asamoah, Ghana
  • Frederik Buyckx, Belgium
  • Nicholas White, UK
  • Fabian Muir, Australia
  • Nicky Newman, South Africa

As the 2017 ZEISS Photography Award winner, Kevin Faingnaert receives €12,000 worth of ZEISS lenses and €3,000 in travel expenses to complete a photography project.

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April 18, 2017

Five University Teams reach finals of the “Fly Your Ideas 2017” Global Student Competition

Airbus, UNESCO

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Photo: The first Airbus A320 for Atlantic Airways - delivered in December 2016 - will be deployed on routes from the Faroe Islands to Copenhagen. Image provided by & Copyright © AIRBUS S.A.S. 2016 - photo by C. BRINKMANN.

Airbus, UNESCO

Photo: Airbus’ widebody A350 XWB and A380 were among the commercial jetliners on display - flying and static - during the Farnborough International Airshow. Image provided by & Copyright © AIRBUS GROUP 2016 - photo by P. PIGEYRE / master films.

Five student teams from Australia, China, France, Nigeria and the United Kingdom will compete in the final round of the fifth edition of Airbus’ Fly Your Ideas global challenge, organised in partnership with UNESCO. The radical concepts selected cover a wide range of innovations going from an alternative to satellite imagery, to improved aircraft taxiing, clever ways of boarding, new areas for luggage storage or offering a new business model using existing Airbus aircraft.

Representing different nationalities and universities across Africa, Europe and Asia-Pacific, the five finalist teams embody true diversity, which is a key driver of innovation and performance. The students, competing for a €30,000 prize, also demonstrate a wide variety of disciplines from Natural Sciences to Engineering and Business.

Their inventive ideas, which were selected from over 350 entries, had to answer one of five challenges identified by Airbus to provide sustainable future solutions. The innovations proposed by the five finalist teams look at alternative business models, passengers’ experience and flight operations.

The five finalist teams will soon travel to Toulouse, France, where they will spend a week at the Airbus ProtoSpace facility to prototype, test and visualise their ideas using state-of-the-art equipment with personal guidance from Airbus. At the end of their week at Airbus, the students will present their innovative projects and the newly developed prototype in front of Airbus and UNESCO experts and personalities from the aerospace and academic world. The competition offers a unique opportunity for students worldwide, working in diverse teams of 3-5 members, to develop valuable skills, including teamwork, project management, communications and presentation, and to get involved in engineering.

The ideas competing for the final prize are:

• Airborne Earth Observation - Team SkyVision
University of Surrey, UK
A radical concept that turns a commercial airliner into an ‘Earth Observation Device’ by installing equipment into the belly of the aircraft to monitor ground activity during flight. An alternative to satellite imagery, it opens up new opportunities such as ecology analysis and urban planning.

• Improving Airport Taxi Flow and Efficiency - Team Nevada
Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
An airport taxiing system that uses sensors and algorithms for automated Ground Traffic Control, both in the tower and on the aircraft, to significantly improve aircraft traffic at airports and thus reduce emissions.

• Compact Luggage Strategy Mobile App - Team PassEx
Institut d’Administration des Entreprises - IAE Toulouse, France
A revolutionary boarding system that uses a real-time mobile app to assign boarding status to passengers according to their luggage size. The Compact Luggage Strategy (CLS) addresses current storage issues in over-head compartments by distributing passengers across the aircraft according to the size of their baggage.

• Private Stowage Compartment - Team DAELead
University of Hong Kong, China
A clever aircraft cabin design that locates a Private Stowage Compartment (PSC) underneath passengers’ feet, utilizing the space between the cabin floor and the cargo ceiling.

• A400M Aerial Firefighting Platform - Team Aquarius
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
A fire-fighting solution that incorporates modular systems using pressurized fire retardant containers fixed to fast-loadable pallets for a network of Airbus A400M aircraft, to create a system of aerial firefighting platforms that can be used for rapid wildfire suppression.

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April 12, 2017

Pop Music Superstar Ellie Goulding drives new Range Rover Velar in New York

Range Rover New York

Land Rover New York

Photos: The all-new Range Rover Velar made a spectacular U.S. debut with an exclusive live performance from Pop Music Superstar Ellie Goulding at Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center, which was broadcasted live online to a global audience on April 11, 2017 in New York City. (Images provided by Jaguar Land Rover. Copyright © 2017 Getty Images).

New York, 11 April 2017: The new Range Rover Velar made a spectacular US debut with an exclusive live online performance from Pop Music Superstar Ellie Goulding. The chart-topping singer’s New York show precedes a charity auction of the hotly anticipated new mid-size SUV at the East Side House Settlement Annual Gala later this week.

Goulding brought a touch of British glamour to the Velar’s US launch party when she arrived in Manhattan to be the first person to drive the new Velar and to sing for a global online audience.

Her performance of ‘Love Me Like You Do’ opened the reveal event.

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April 3, 2017

India's Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, Releases ‘India Rankings 2017’

India University Rankings

Photo: India’s Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar, releasing the “INDIA RANKING 2017”, in New Delhi on April 03, 2017. Image provided by the Press Information Bureau, Government of India.

New Delhi, India. April 03, 2017. India’s Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar, released the India Rankings 2017 for the Educational Institutions and dedicated it to the nation in New Delhi today.

Speaking on the occasion he said that this step is a sequel of our Government’s commitment towards bringing landmark changes in the quality of education provided to students across the country for which we are working relentlessly. Shri Javadekar said this ranking is meant to have beginning of a fair competition among the institutions for achieving excellence in their efforts.

• The Minister said now institutions, parents, students, and others will have authentic information about the ranking and quality of a particular university, college, or vocational institution and this has led to the global scaling up of our credentials.

The Minister on this occasion also announced that government will extend more help to quality education institutions. It’s a vital change of policy and will motivate all the institutions to perform and excel. Factors regarding number of research papers submitted, patents obtained and campus placement figures will also count for seeking government support. He said public perception, employer perception and academic perception will also be given importance.

A very exciting feature of this year’s Rankings is the ranking of General Degree Colleges in Arts and Sciences from across the country. While many of the names appearing in the top-100 list are well known and famous, there are many others who may not be so well known but have fared well.

OVERALL INSTITUTIONS (INCLUDING UNIVERSITIES)

Rank — Institution — City — State — Score

  1. Indian Institute of Science Bangalore Bengaluru Karnataka 83.28
  2. Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai Tamil Nadu 73.97
  3. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Mumbai Maharashtra 71.78
  4. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Kharagpur West Bengal 68.43
  5. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi New Delhi Delhi 64.18
  6. Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi Delhi 61.53
  7. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Kanpur Uttar Pradesh 60.69
  8. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Guwahati Assam 60.37
  9. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Roorkee Uttarakhand 59.84
  10. Banaras Hindu University Varanasi Uttar Pradesh 58.92
  11. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research Bengaluru Karnataka 58.25
  12. Jadavpur University Kolkata West Bengal 57.32
  13. Anna University Chennai Tamil Nadu 56.50
  14. University of Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 56.30
  15. University of Delhi Delhi Delhi 55.37
  16. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 54.70
  17. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Gujarat 54.27
  18. Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune Maharashtra 52.81
  19. Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh Uttar Pradesh 52.74
  20. Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi Delhi 51.75
  21. Birla Institute of Technology & Science -Pilani Pilani Rajasthan 51.46
  22. Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore Tamil Nadu 51.36
  23. Indian Agricultural Research Institute New Delhi Delhi 51.20
  24. Indian Institute of Technology Indore Indore Madhya Pradesh 50.23
  25. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore Bengaluru Karnataka 49.26
  26. Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 49.07
  27. Calcutta University Kolkata West Bengal 48.90
  28. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 48.84
  29. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Pune Pune Maharashtra 48.28
  30. Manipal Academy of Higher Education-Manipal Manipal Karnataka 48.27
  31. Visva Bharati Kolkata West Bengal 48.19
  32. Indian Institute of Technology Ropar Rupnagar Punjab 47.84
  33. SikshaO Anusandhan University Bhubaneswar Odisha 46.72
  34. National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu 46.57
  35. Homi Bhabha National Institute Mumbai Maharashtra 46.45
  36. Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research Chennai Tamil Nadu 46.45
  37. Indian Institute of Technology Mandi Mandi Himachal Pradesh 45.62
  38. Osmania University Hyderabad Telangana 45.52
  39. Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Kolkata West Bengal 45.17
  40. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana Ludhiana Punjab 44.99
  41. Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai Maharashtra 44.95
  42. Jamia Hamdard New Delhi Delhi 44.84
  43. Gauhati University Guwahati Assam 44.42
  44. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Kolkata Mohanpur West Bengal 44.38
  45. Bharathiar University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 44.29
  46. National Institute of Technology Rourkela Rourkela Odisha 44.02
  47. Kerala University Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 43.95
  48. Tezpur University Tezpur Assam 43.78
  49. TATA Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai Maharashtra 43.71
  50. Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) Thanjavur Tamil Nadu 43.50
  51. Indian Institute of Management Lucknow Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 43.35
  52. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Mohali Mohali Punjab 43.27
  53. Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad Jharkhand 43.21
  54. Panjab University Chandigarh Chandigarh 43.13
  55. S.R.M Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 43.07
  56. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 43.06
  57. Mysore University Mysore Karnataka 42.83
  58. National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 42.74
  59. Pondicherry University Puducherry Pondicherry 42.70
  60. Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University Chennai Tamil Nadu 42.48
  61. Sri Ramachandra University Chennai Tamil Nadu 42.46
  62. Anand Agricultural University Anand Gujarat 42.26
  63. Indian Institute of Management Udaipur Udaipur Rajasthan 42.15
  64. University of Madras Chennai Tamil Nadu 41.85
  65. National Institute of Technology Surathkal Surathkal Karnataka 41.80
  66. Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar Odisha 41.75
  67. Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu 41.73
  68. Sri Venkateswara University Tirupati Andhra Pradesh 41.48
  69. Andhra University Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 41.38
  70. Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi Varanasi Uttar Pradesh 41.37
  71. Indian Institute of Management Kashipur Kashipur Uttarakhand 41.36
  72. Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 41.30
  73. Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur Howrah West Bengal 41.28
  74. Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara University Mysore Karnataka 41.18
  75. Thapar University Patiala Punjab 40.78
  76. Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Pune Pune Maharashtra 40.59
  77. North Eastern Hill University Shillong Meghalaya 40.51
  78. Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar Ahmedabad Gujarat 40.48
  79. Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Bhubaneswar Odisha 40.47
  80. Sri Sivasubrmaniya Nadar College of Engineering Kalavakkam Tamil Nadu 40.31
  81. Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University Ludhiana Punjab 40.10
  82. National Institute of Technology Warangal Warangal Telangana 40.05
  83. Indian Institute of Technology Patna Patna Bihar 39.87
  84. Dr. Y.S.Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry Solan Himachal Pradesh 39.54
  85. Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode Kozhikode Kerala 39.20
  86. AMITY University Gautam Budh Nagar Uttar Pradesh 39.17
  87. Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology Thanjavur Tamil Nadu 39.15
  88. PSG College of Technology Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 39.07
  89. Banasthali Vidyapith Banasthali Rajasthan 38.74
  90. Bharati Vidyapeeth Pune Maharashtra 38.73
  91. Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences Chennai Tamil Nadu 38.68
  92. Annamalai University Annamalainagar Tamil Nadu 38.59
  93. Calicut University Calicut Kerala 38.45
  94. Mizoram University Aizwal Mizoram 38.36
  95. Kurukshetra University Kurushetra Haryana 38.26
  96. Shiv Nadar University Chithera Uttar Pradesh 37.95
  97. Symbiosis International University Pune Maharashtra 37.67
  98. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Bhopal Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 37.32
  99. Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Shillong Meghalaya 37.28
  100. Academy of Higher Education and Research Belagavi Karnataka 37.25

UNIVERSITIES

Rank — University — City — State — Score

  1. Indian Institute of Science Bangalore Bengaluru Karnataka 83.28
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi Delhi 61.53
  3. Banaras Hindu University Varanasi Uttar Pradesh 58.92
  4. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research Bengaluru Karnataka 58.25
  5. Jadavpur University Kolkata West Bengal 57.32
  6. Anna University Chennai Tamil Nadu 56.50
  7. University of Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 56.30
  8. University of Delhi Delhi Delhi 55.37
  9. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 54.70
  10. Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune Maharashtra 52.81
  11. Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh Uttar Pradesh 52.74
  12. Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi Delhi 51.75
  13. Birla Institute of Technology & Science -Pilani Pilani Rajasthan 51.46
  14. Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore Tamil Nadu 51.36
  15. Indian Agricultural Research Institute New Delhi Delhi 51.20
  16. Calcutta University Kolkata West Bengal 48.90
  17. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 48.84
  18. Manipal Academy of Higher Education-Manipal Manipal Karnataka 48.27
  19. Visva Bharati Kolkata West Bengal 48.19
  20. SikshaO Anusandhan University Bhubaneswar Odisha 46.72
  21. Homi Bhabha National Institute Mumbai Maharashtra 46.45
  22. Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research Chennai Tamil Nadu 46.45
  23. Osmania University Hyderabad Telangana 45.52
  24. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana Ludhiana Punjab 44.99
  25. Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai Maharashtra 44.95
  26. Jamia Hamdard New Delhi Delhi 44.84
  27. Gauhati University Guwahati Assam 44.42
  28. Bharathiar University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 44.29
  29. Kerala University Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 43.95
  30. Tezpur University Tezpur Assam 43.78 30
  31. TATA Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai Maharashtra 43.71
  32. Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) Thanjavur Tamil Nadu 43.50
  33. Panjab University Chandigarh Chandigarh 43.13
  34. S.R.M Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 43.07
  35. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 43.06
  36. Mysore University Mysore Karnataka 42.83
  37. Pondicherry University Puducherry Pondicherry 42.70
  38. Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University Chennai Tamil Nadu 42.48
  39. Sri Ramachandra University Chennai Tamil Nadu 42.46
  40. Anand Agricultural University Anand Gujarat 42.26
  41. University of Madras Chennai Tamil Nadu 41.85
  42. Sri Venkateswara University Tirupati Andhra Pradesh 41.48
  43. Andhra University Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 41.38
  44. Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 41.30
  45. Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara University Mysore Karnataka 41.18
  46. Thapar University Patiala Punjab 40.78
  47. Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Pune Pune Maharashtra 40.59
  48. North Eastern Hill University Shillong Meghalaya 40.51
  49. Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Bhubaneswar Odisha 40.47
  50. Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University Ludhiana Punjab 40.10
  51. Dr. Y.S.Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry Solan Himachal Pradesh 39.54
  52. AMITY University Gautam Budh Nagar Uttar Pradesh 39.17
  53. Banasthali Vidyapith Banasthali Rajasthan 38.74
  54. Bharati Vidyapeeth Pune Maharashtra 38.73
  55. Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences Chennai Tamil Nadu 38.68
  56. Annamalai University Annamalainagar Tamil Nadu 38.59
  57. Calicut University Calicut Kerala 38.45
  58. Mizoram University Aizwal Mizoram 38.36
  59. Kurukshetra University Kurushetra Haryana 38.26
  60. Shiv Nadar University Chithera Uttar Pradesh 37.95
  61. Symbiosis International University Pune Maharashtra 37.67
  62. KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research Belagavi Karnataka 37.25
  63. University of Jammu Jammu Tawi Jammu and Kashmir 37.23
  64. Goa University-Goa Goa Goa 37.16
  65. Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 37.13
  66. Kalyani University Kalyani West Bengal 36.84
  67. Mahatma Gandhi Unversity Kottayam Kerala 36.79
  68. Rajasthan University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences Bikaner Rajasthan 36.78
  69. Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning Anantapur Andhra Pradesh 36.75
  70. Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research Chennai Tamil Nadu 36.47
  71. Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences-Coimbatore Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 36.44
  72. Dayalbagh Educational Institute Agra Uttar Pradesh 36.36
  73. University of Kashmir Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir 36.32
  74. Dibrugarh University Dibrugarh Assam 36.28
  75. Nirma University Ahmedabad Gujarat 36.21
  76. Rajiv Gandhi University Rono Hills Arunachal Pradesh 36.15
  77. Madurai Kamraj University Madurai Tamil Nadu 36.04
  78. Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University Tirupati Andhra Pradesh 35.92
  79. Rajasthan University Jaipur Rajasthan 35.85
  80. Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar Punjab 35.83
  81. Jaypee Institute of Information Technology Noida Uttar Pradesh 35.69
  82. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Dwarka Delhi 35.60
  83. Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth Mahatma Gandhi Medical College Campus Puducherry Pondicherry 35.50
  84. NITTE University Mangalore Karnataka 35.50
  85. Periyar University Salem Tamil Nadu 35.44
  86. Cochin University of Science and Technology Cochin Kerala 35.42
  87. Vidyasagar University Midnapore West Bengal 35.23
  88. Bharathidasan University Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu 35.14
  89. Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 35.09
  90. Karpagam Academy of Higher Education Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 34.86
  91. The Gandhigram Rural Institute - Deemed University Gandhigram Tamil Nadu 34.56
  92. Assam University-Silchar Silchar Assam 34.38
  93. Jaypee University of Information Technology-Solan Solan Himachal Pradesh 34.14
  94. PES University Bengaluru Karnataka 33.94
  95. University of Allahabad Allahabad Uttar Pradesh 33.86
  96. Sri Krishnadevaraya University Anantapur Andhra Pradesh 33.76
  97. Alagappa University Karaikudi Tamil Nadu 33.66
  98. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies -Mumbai Mumbai Maharashtra 33.60
  99. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada Andhra Pradesh 33.44
  100. B.S. Abdur Rahman Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 32.99

COLLEGES

Rank — College — City — State — Score

  1. Miranda House Delhi Delhi 69.39
  2. Loyola College District Chennai Tamil Nadu 68.68
  3. Shri Ram College of Commerce Delhi Delhi 67.18
  4. Bishop Heber College District Tiruchirapalli Tamil Nadu 61.18
  5. Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College New Delhi Delhi 60.68
  6. St. Xavier`s College Kolkata West Bengal 59.12
  7. Lady Shri Ram College for Women New Delhi Delhi 58.28
  8. Dyal Singh College New Delhi Delhi 58.22
  9. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College New Delhi Delhi 58.06
  10. The Women’s Christian College Chennai Tamil Nadu 57.37
  11. P.S.G. College of Arts & Science District Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 55.64
  12. Madras Christian College District Kancheepuram Tamil Nadu 55.44
  13. Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College District Virudhnagar Tamil Nadu 54.62
  14. P.S.G.R. Krishnammal College for Women District Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 53.97
  15. Keshav Mahavidyalya Delhi Delhi 53.21
  16. Ethiraj College for Women Chennai Tamil Nadu 52.85
  17. Christ College (Autonomous) Thrissur Kerala 52.62
  18. Loreto College Calcutta-16 West Bengal 51.85
  19. Kongunadu Arts & Science College District Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 51.84
  20. Acharya Narendra Dev College Kalkaji Delhi 51.06
  21. AU College of Science and Technology Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 50.85
  22. Sri Krishna Arts and Science College Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 50.80
  23. AU College of Arts and Commerce Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 49.73
  24. Andhra Loyola College Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh 49.41
  25. Rajagiri College of Social Sciences Dist. Ernakulam Kerala 48.90
  26. Holy Cross College District Tiruchirapalli Tamil Nadu 48.13
  27. Fatima College (Autonomous) Madurai Tamil Nadu 47.95
  28. Sacred Heart College Dist. Ernakulam Kerala 47.24
  29. St. Joseph`s College of Commerce Bengaluru Karnataka 47.21
  30. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Information Technology and Biotechnology (RGIITBT) Pune Maharashtra 47.04
  31. St. Joseph’s College Dist. Calicut Kerala 46.73
  32. Post Graduate Government College for Girls Chandigarh Chandigarh 46.54
  33. Ramanujan College Kalkaji Delhi 45.92
  34. Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Evening Classes) New Delhi Delhi 45.76
  35. Fergusson College Dist. Pune Maharashtra 45.51
  36. Degree College of Physical Education Dist. Amravati Maharashtra 45.48
  37. Shri M.V. & Smt. N.V. Virani Science College Dist. Rajkot Gujarat 45.31
  38. V.V. Vanniaperumal College for Women District Virudhnagar Tamil Nadu 45.06
  39. Virudhunagar Hindu Nadars Senthikumara Nadar College District Virudhnagar Tamil Nadu 44.80
  40. St. Xavier’s College Mumbai Maharashtra 44.67
  41. Goswami Ganesh Dutta S.D. College Sector 32 Chandigarh Chandigarh 44.56
  42. St. Joseph’s College Dist. Trichur Kerala 44.35
  43. A.V.C. College-District Quaide-E-Milleth District Quaide-E-Milleth Tamil Nadu 44.29
  44. Dr. N.G.P. Arts & Science College District Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 44.00
  45. St Aloysius College (Autonomous) Mangalore Karnataka 44.00
  46. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College New Delhi Delhi 43.86
  47. Justice Baseer Ahmed Sayeed College for Women Chennai Tamil Nadu 43.77
  48. Mercy College Dist. Palakkad Kerala 43.68
  49. Little Flower College District Trichur Kerala 43.59
  50. K.S. Rangaswamy College of Arts and Science Tiruchengode Tamil Nadu 43.32
  51. MES Keveeyam College Valanchary Kerala 43.30
  52. Vimla College Dist. Trichur Kerala 43.23
  53. Government College of Arts, Science and Commerce Quepem Quepem Goa 43.18
  54. Holy Cross College District Kanyakumari Tamil Nadu 43.17
  55. St. Mary’s College Dist. Trichur Kerala 42.72
  56. Saiva Bhanu Kshatriya College District Virudhnagar Tamil Nadu 42.57
  57. Gobi Arts and Science College-Karattatipalayam Post Karattatipalayam Post Tamil Nadu 42.39
  58. Vivekanand College Kolhapur Maharashtra 42.26
  59. Shri Shankarlal Sundarbai Shasun Jain College for Women Chennai Tamil Nadu 42.07
  60. Meenakshi College for Women District Chennai Tamil Nadu 42.07
  61. Vitthalbhai Patel and Rajrathan, P.T. Patel Science College Dist. Anand Gujarat 41.99
  62. Srimathi D.N. Bhat Vaishnav College for Women District Kancheepuram Tamil Nadu 41.91
  63. Kongu Arts & Science College District Erode Tamil Nadu 41.90
  64. J.B. College District Jorhat Assam 41.81
  65. Nirmala College for Women District Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 41.73
  66. Rathinam College of Arts and Science Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 41.69
  67. Mahendra Arts & Science College Namakkal Tamil Nadu 41.33
  68. Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts & Science for Women District Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 40.89
  69. SNR Sons College Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 40.29
  70. St. Teresa’s College Dist. Ernakula Kerala 40.10
  71. Sri D. Manjunatheswara College Dist. Dakshin Kannad Karnataka 39.96
  72. Nanded Education Society`s Science College Nanded Maharashtra 39.47
  73. Mannam Memroial N.S.S. College Kollam Kerala 38.99
  74. Mehr Chand Mahajan D.A.V. College for Women Sector-36 Chandigarh Chandigarh 38.84
  75. Hindusthan College of Arts and Science Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 38.65
  76. K.S.R. College of Arts and Science for Women Namakkal Tamil Nadu 38.60
  77. Bahauddin Govt. Science College Dist. Junagadh Gujarat 38.42
  78. Rama Krishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College Rahara West Bengal 38.29 78
  79. S.D.M.S.M. Kalasala District Krishna Andhra Pradesh 38.28 79
  80. Dr. V.S.Krishna Govt. Degree College Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 38.19 80
  81. Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce Pune Maharashtra 38.05
  82. S R M College of Arts and Science Potheri Tamil Nadu 38.03
  83. Sai College of Computer Education Dist. Osmanabad Maharashtra 37.93
  84. Assumption College Dist. Kottayam Kerala 37.92
  85. Gayatri Vidya Parishad College for Degree and P.G Courses (Autonomous) District Visakapatnam Andhra Pradesh 37.56
  86. Muthayammal College of Arts & Science Namakkal Tamil Nadu 37.46
  87. St. Josephs College for Women, (Autonomous) Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 37.15
  88. Jankidevi Bajaj College of Science District Wardha Maharashtra 37.07
  89. P.C. Jabin Science College Dist. Dharwad Karnataka 36.87
  90. Govt. College District Anantapur Andhra Pradesh 36.82
  91. Nirmala College Dist. Ernakulam Kerala 36.53
  92. K.B.N. College District Krishna Andhra Pradesh 36.36
  93. V.S.M. College Ramachandrapuram Andhra Pradesh 36.15
  94. J.G. College of Commerce Hubli, Dist. Dharwad Karnataka 36.03
  95. Sacred Heart College (Autonomous) Tirupattur Tamil Nadu 35.43
  96. Presidency College Bengaluru Karnataka 35.23
  97. National College District Tiruchirapalli Tamil Nadu 34.93
  98. Raja Narendralal Khan Women’s College District Midnapore West Bengal 34.73
  99. Bharti Vidyapeeth`s Matoshri Bayabai Shripatrao Kadam Kanya Mahavidyalaya Dist. Sangli Maharashtra 34.69
  100. Thanthai Hans Roever College Perambalur Tamil Nadu 34.65

• Application by a College for Autonomous Status

New Delhi, India. April 06, 2017. India’s University Grants Commission (UGC) has implemented the scheme of Autonomous Colleges with a view to bring in quality reforms in higher education. The Scheme of Autonomous Colleges offers academic and operative freedom to the Colleges. The autonomy so awarded under the scheme enables a College to determine and prescribe its own courses of study and syllabi and restructure and redesign the courses to suit local needs and to devise innovative methods of teaching, examination and evaluation.

The scheme of Autonomous Colleges is open for all Colleges. Any number of Colleges under a University can apply for award of autonomous status to UGC under this scheme. However, Colleges are granted autonomous status only when they fulfill conditions as prescribed in the guidelines of the scheme of Autonomous Colleges.

This information was given by the Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, today ( April 06, 2017), in a written reply to a question in the parliament.

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March 23, 2017

International Association of Universities (IAU) embarks on a dedicated "Internationalization of Higher Education" Campaign

IAU, UNESCO, Paris, France

Photo: A section of UNESCO headquarters building, Paris, France. Image Credit: Anna Armstrong.

The UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions, International Association of Universities (IAU), is strengthening its Higher Education Internationalization program.

What is Internationalization of Higher Education?

Professor Hans De Wit, a well-known specialist in this field, and founding editor of the ‘Journal of Studies in International Education’, describes it as “the intentional process of integrating an international, intercultural or global dimension into the purpose, functions and delivery of post-secondary education, in order to enhance the quality of education and research for all students and staff, and to make a meaningful contribution to society.”

While, OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), defines it as “the complex of processes whose combined effect, whether planned or not, is to enhance the international dimension of the experience of higher education in universities and similar educational institutions.”

IAU has categorized the internationalization process into five areas:

  1. Academic mobility
  2. Internationalization at home, of the curriculum, and learning outcomes
  3. Internationalization of research
  4. Borderless, offshore, transnational and cross-border education
  5. Development cooperation and capacity building

What are the academic benefits of Internationalization of Higher Education?

According to IAU, academic benefits of internationalization include:

  • Improved quality of teaching and learning as well as research.
  • Deeper engagement with national, regional, and global issues and stakeholders.
  • Better preparation of students as national and global citizens and as productive members of the workforce.
  • Access for students to programs that are unavailable or scarce in their home countries.
  • Enhanced opportunities for faculty improvement and, through mobility, decreased risk of academic ‘inbreeding’.
  • Possibility to participate in international networks to conduct research on pressing issues at home and abroad and benefit from the expertise and perspectives of researchers from many parts of the world.
  • Opportunity to situate institutional performance within the context of international good practice.
  • Improved institutional policy-making, governance, student services, outreach, and quality assurance through sharing of experiences across national borders.

Giorgio Marinoni, Manager of Internationalization Policy at IAU, told the editor that “globalization has completely changed the environment in which Higher Education institutions around the world operate and it is a phenomenon they cannot ignore.”

IAU’s program of advisory services for advancing internationalization, called ISAS (2.0), consists of several different but complementary services offered to IAU Members, other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), individuals at HEIs, national governments and other organizations.

IAU has, meanwhile, called upon higher education institutions pursuing internationalization to adhere to the following values:

  • Commitment to promote academic freedom, institutional autonomy, and social responsibility.
  • Pursuit of socially responsible practices locally and internationally, such as equity in access and success, and non-discrimination.
  • Adherence to accepted standards of scientific integrity and research ethics.
  • Placement of academic goals such as student learning, the advancement of research, engagement with the community, and addressing global problems at the centre of their internationalization efforts.
  • Pursuit of the internationalization of the curriculum as well as extra curricula activities so that non-mobile students, still the overwhelming majority, can also benefit from internationalization and gain the global competences they will need.
  • Engagement in the unprecedented opportunity to create international communities of research, learning, and practice to solve pressing global problems.
  • Affirmation of reciprocal benefit, respect, and fairness as the basis for partnership.
  • Treatment of international students and scholars ethically and respectfully in all aspects of their relationship with the institution.
  • Pursuit of innovative forms of collaboration that address resource differences and enhance human and institutional capacity across nations.
  • Safeguarding and promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity and respecting local concerns and practices when working outside one’s own nation.
  • Continuous assessment of the impacts - intended and unintended, positive and negative - of internationalization activities on other institutions.
  • Responding to new internationalization challenges through international dialogue that combines consideration of fundamental values with the search for practical solutions to facilitate interaction between higher education institutions across borders and cultures while respecting and promoting diversity.

Founded in 1950, under the auspices of UNESCO, the International Association of Universities (IAU), with headquarters at UNESCO, Paris, France, is the leading global association of higher education institutions and organisations.

Its members from India, for example, include the following among others:

  • University of Delhi
  • University of Mysore
  • University of Jammu
  • Amrita University
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Birla Institute of Technology & Science
  • Chandigarh University
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology
  • National Law University, Delhi
  • PEC University of Technology Chandigarh
  • Punjab Technical University
  • Panjab University, Chandigarh
  • Lovely Professional University
  • South Asian University

International Association of Universities (IAU) chairs the editorial team of the “Internationalisation of Higher Education” handbook. This handbook, published by DUZ Academic Publishers, Berlin, Germany, is a valuable tool and source of reference for any higher education institution.

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March 16, 2017

Singapore Tops List of Best Asian Universities

Singapore University

Photo: University Campus. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Image Credit: Alan C.

LONDON, March 16, 2017 — The Times Higher Education (THE) today announced its Asia University Rankings. Singapore’s National University of Singapore is first overall, closely followed by Nanyang Technological University in fourth place.

For the second year running, Singapore’s National University and China’s Peking University ranked first and second respectively.

Only two Japanese institutions appear in the top 20, despite the country’s strong representation in the rankings with 69 universities in the top 300.

After Mainland China with six universities in the top 20, Hong Kong and South Korea are well-represented with five institutions each.

Of the Southeast Asian region as a whole, Phil Baty, the editor of the Times Higher Education rankings, said:

“Singapore is the higher education star of the Southeast Asian region, with its national university topping the ranking for the second year in a row. Its younger sister Nanyang Technological University is not far behind in fourth place, but it drops two places this year despite an improved performance due to stiff competition from China.

“Thailand is also facing a tough contest, with all seven of its established universities dropping down the table, due to other institutions improving at a faster rate.

“But the expansion of the ranking to include 300 universities, up from 200 last year, provides good news elsewhere in the region. Malaysia, for instance, has nine representatives, up from four last year, with its flagship institution, the University of Malaya, debuting at 59th place. Indonesia has also doubled its representation to two. And the Philippines make the table for the first time, with the University of the Philippines joining the 201-250 cohort.

“Overall this ranking of Asia’s best 300 universities proves what a dynamic, diverse and competitive higher education region the continent is becoming - and the southeast Asian region is a key part of that development. It must make sure it doesn’t get left behind.”

On the South Asian region as a whole, Phil Baty continued: “India is the higher education star of the South Asian region, taking an impressive 33 places in the table this year - more than double its representation a year ago. This means that India is now the third most-represented nation in the table for the first time.”

He said that Pakistan has also made great gains, more than tripling its representation since last year, from two to seven, while Sri Lanka makes its debut with the University of Colombo making the 251+ band.

THE Asia University Rankings 2017 — Top 20

Rank — Institution — Country

  1. National University of Singapore — Singapore
  2. Peking University — Mainland China
  3. Tsinghua University — Mainland China
  4. Nanyang Technological University — Singapore
  5. University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong
  6. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology — Hong Kong
  7. University of Tokyo — Japan
  8. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) — South Korea
  9. Seoul National University — South Korea
  10. Pohang University of Science and Technology — South Korea
  11. Chinese University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong
  12. City University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong
  13. Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) — South Korea
  14. Kyoto University — Japan
  15. University of Science and Technology of China — Mainland China
  16. Fudan University — Mainland China
  17. Hong Kong Polytechnic University — Hong Kong
  18. Shanghai Jiao Tong University — Mainland China
  19. Zhejiang University — Mainland China
  20. Korea University — South Korea

THE Asia University Rankings 2017 — INDIA

Rank — Institution — No. of Full-time Students — Student.Staff Ratio — International Students — Female : Male Ratio

  • =27 Indian Institute of Science 3,398 8.3 1% 20 : 80
  • 42 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay 9,207 16.3 1% 17 : 83
  • =43 Veltech University n/a n/a n/a n/a
  • =54 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi 6,926 13.8 1% 19 : 81
  • 62 Indian Institute of Technology Madras 8,692 15.5 1% 19 : 81
  • 63 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur 6,513 16.7 1% 14 : 86
  • 70 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee 8,134 14.2 1% 17 : 83
  • 87 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 10,586 17.6 n/a 16 : 84
  • 101-110 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati 4,959 13.3 1% 15 : 85
  • 101-110 Jadavpur University 11,017 16.7 n/a 32 : 68
  • 111-120 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research 579 2.2 1% 33 : 67
  • 121-130 Panjab University Chandigarh 15,778 22.3 1% 48 : 52
  • 131-140 University of Delhi 22,494 20.4 1% 49 : 51
  • 131-140 Tezpur University 3,300 13.6 n/a 42 : 58
  • 151-160 Aligarh Muslim University 15,627 12.3 2% 29 : 71
  • 161-170 Savitribai Phule Pune University 5,493 14.7 4% 33 : 67
  • 181-190 Birla Institute of Technology Pilani 12,292 17.5 n/a 19 : 81
  • 191-200 University of Calcutta 18,883 34.1 n/a 50 : 50
  • 191-200 National Institute of Technology Rourkela 5,675 19.2 3% 22 : 78
  • 191-200 Sri Venkateswara University 6,880 15.5 n/a 25 : 75
  • 201-250 Acharya Nagarjuna University 5,605 17.4 3% 27 : 73
  • 201-250 Osmania University 11,921 12.2 4% 34 : 66
  • 251+ Amity University 25,391 15.0 3% 38 : 62
  • 251+ Amrita University 18,938 11.9 9% n/a
  • 251+ Andhra University 10,882 21.0 4% 55 : 45
  • 251+ Annamalai University n/a n/a n/a n/a
  • 251+ Cochin University of Science and Technology 7,615 32.1 n/a 35 : 65
  • 251+ Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda 37,783 54.8 n/a 52 : 48
  • 251+ Manipal University 24,022 9.8 10% 45 : 55
  • 251+ SASTRA University 13,649 18.5 n/a 48 : 52
  • 251+ SRM University 42,345 15.6 2% 23 : 77
  • 251+ Sathyabama University 15,918 20.1 1% 45 : 55
  • 251+ VIT University 29,572 20.0 2% 25 : 75

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March 8, 2017

United Nations Marks International Women’s Day

UN International Women's Day

Photo: Observance of International Women’s Day at UN headquarters in New York under the theme “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”.

Anne Hathaway, UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, watches a video introducing her prior to addressing the event.

08 March 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.

UNOG International Women's Day

Photo: The UN Office at Geneva (UNOG) holds a series of events, including a roundtable on gender and sport, to mark International Women’s Day (8 March 2017). 08 March 2017. Geneva, Switzerland. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferre.

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PININFARINA Presents FITTIPALDI EF7 VISION GRAN TURISMO at Geneva Motor Show: An All Carbon Fiber Supercar Like No Other

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Photos: PININFARINA FITTIPALDI EF7 VISION GRAN TURISMO. Images provided by & Copyright © PININFARINA.

Geneva, March 7, 2017: F1 racing legend and Indy 500 champion, Emerson Fittipaldi, unveiled his dream track car, the much-anticipated Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina, at the Geneva Motor Show today.

The ultra-light, all carbon fiber supercar fuses the vision of F1 and Indy Car racing champion Fittipaldi, iconic Italian design company Pininfarina and race-bred German engineering firm HWA AG, and fulfills Fittipaldi’s dream to produce a car with fierce track-racing capabilities, for drivers of all skill levels.

“I have tried for years to explain to others what it truly feels like to be behind the steering wheel of a championship racecar. There is adrenaline and elation all rolled into an awe-inspiring inner fulfillment that leaves you craving for more. This is what our dream team created in the EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina,” said Fittipaldi of the first car to be released under the Fittipaldi Motors marque.

Revealing a commandingly sleek design underscored by an extraordinary power-to-weight ratio, the supercar’s design theme finds astounding aerodynamic expression in the vehicle’s flowing, aggressive lines and assertive yet incredibly beautiful and pure design work.

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February 27, 2017

Oscars 2017 Nominees and Winners Complete List. Casey Affleck Best Actor, Emma Stone Best Actress

Oscars 2017

Photo: Casey Affleck poses with the Oscar for Performance by an actor in a Leading role for his work on “Manchester by the Sea” during the live ABC Telecast of The 89th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood CA on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Photographer: Mike Baker. Image provided by & Copyright © A.M.P.A.S.

Oscars 2017

Photo: Emma Stone poses with the Oscar for Performance by an actress in a leading role for her work on “La La Land” during the live ABC Telecast of The 89th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood CA on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Photographer: Mike Baker. Image provided by & Copyright © A.M.P.A.S.

Oscars 2017

Photo: Damien Chazelle poses backstage with the Oscar for Achievement in directing for his work on “La La Land” during the live ABC Telecast of The 89th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood CA on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Photographer: Mike Baker. Image provided by & Copyright © A.M.P.A.S.

Oscars 2017

Photo: Casey Affleck accepts the Oscar for Performance by an actor in a Leading role for his work on “Manchester by the Sea” from presenter Brie Larson during the live ABC Telecast of The 89th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood CA on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Photograher: Mark Suban. Image provided by & Copyright © A.M.P.A.S.

Oscars 2017

Photo: Viola Davis poses backstage with the Oscar for Performance by an actress in a supporting role for her work on “Fences” during the live ABC Telecast of The 89th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood CA on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Photographer: Mike Baker. Image provided by & Copyright © A.M.P.A.S.

Oscars 2017

Photo: Auli’l Cravalho arrives at The 89th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Photographer: Phil McCarten. Image provided by & Copyright © A.M.P.A.S.

Oscars 2017

Photo: Olivia Culpo arrives at The 89th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Photographer: Mike Baker. Image provided by & Copyright © A.M.P.A.S.

Oscars 2017

Photo: Dev Patel, Oscar nominee, arrives with a guest on the red carpet of The 89th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Photographer: Mike Baker. Image provided by & Copyright © A.M.P.A.S.

Oscars 2017

Photo: Halley Berry, presenter, arrives on the red carpet of The 89th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Photographer: Mike Baker. Image provided by & Copyright © A.M.P.A.S.

Oscars 2017

Photo: Priyanka Chopra arrives on the red carpet of The 89th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Photographer: Michael Yada. Image provided by & Copyright © A.M.P.A.S.

LOS ANGELES, CA - The 89th Oscars were held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and were televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars were also televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Following is the Complete List of the Nominees and the Winners of the 89th Academy Awards:

Performance by an actor in a leading role

  • Casey Affleck in “Manchester by the Sea” — WINNER
  • Andrew Garfield in “Hacksaw Ridge”
  • Ryan Gosling in “La La Land”
  • Viggo Mortensen in “Captain Fantastic”
  • Denzel Washington in “Fences”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

  • Mahershala Ali in “Moonlight” — WINNER
  • Jeff Bridges in “Hell or High Water”
  • Lucas Hedges in “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Dev Patel in “Lion”
  • Michael Shannon in “Nocturnal Animals”

Performance by an actress in a leading role

  • Isabelle Huppert in “Elle”
  • Ruth Negga in “Loving”
  • Natalie Portman in “Jackie”
  • Emma Stone in “La La Land” — WINNER
  • Meryl Streep in “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

  • Viola Davis in “Fences” — WINNER
  • Naomie Harris in “Moonlight”
  • Nicole Kidman in “Lion”
  • Octavia Spencer in “Hidden Figures”
  • Michelle Williams in “Manchester by the Sea”

Best animated feature film of the year

  • “Kubo and the Two Strings” Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner
  • “Moana” John Musker, Ron Clements and Osnat Shurer
  • “My Life as a Zucchini” Claude Barras and Max Karli
  • “The Red Turtle” Michael Dudok de Wit and Toshio Suzuki
  • “Zootopia” Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer — WINNER

Achievement in cinematography

  • “Arrival” Bradford Young
  • “La La Land” Linus Sandgren — WINNER
  • “Lion” Greig Fraser
  • “Moonlight” James Laxton
  • “Silence” Rodrigo Prieto

Achievement in costume design

  • “Allied” Joanna Johnston
  • “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Colleen Atwood — WINNER
  • “Florence Foster Jenkins” Consolata Boyle
  • “Jackie” Madeline Fontaine
  • “La La Land” Mary Zophres

Achievement in directing

  • “Arrival” Denis Villeneuve
  • “Hacksaw Ridge” Mel Gibson
  • “La La Land” Damien Chazelle — WINNER
  • “Manchester by the Sea” Kenneth Lonergan
  • “Moonlight” Barry Jenkins

Best documentary feature

  • “Fire at Sea” Gianfranco Rosi and Donatella Palermo
  • “I Am Not Your Negro” Raoul Peck, Rémi Grellety and Hébert Peck
  • “Life, Animated” Roger Ross Williams and Julie Goldman
  • “O.J.: Made in America” Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow — WINNER
  • “13th” Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick and Howard Barish

Best documentary short subject

  • “Extremis” Dan Krauss
  • “4.1 Miles” Daphne Matziaraki
  • “Joe’s Violin” Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen
  • “Watani: My Homeland” Marcel Mettelsiefen and Stephen Ellis
  • “The White Helmets” Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara — WINNER

Achievement in film editing

  • “Arrival”Joe Walker
  • “Hacksaw Ridge” John Gilbert — WINNER
  • “Hell or High Water” Jake Roberts
  • “La La Land” Tom Cross
  • “Moonlight” Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon

Best foreign language film of the year

  • “Land of Mine” Denmark
  • “A Man Called Ove” Sweden
  • “The Salesman” Iran — WINNER
  • “Tanna” Australia
  • “Toni Erdmann” Germany

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

  • “A Man Called Ove” Eva von Bahr and Love Larson
  • “Star Trek Beyond” Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo
  • “Suicide Squad” Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson — WINNER

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

  • “Jackie” Mica Levi
  • “La La Land” Justin Hurwitz — WINNER
  • “Lion” Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka
  • “Moonlight” Nicholas Britell
  • “Passengers” Thomas Newman

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

  • “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from “La La Land” Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
  • “Can’t Stop The Feeling” from “Trolls” Music and Lyric by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster
  • “City Of Stars” from “La La Land” Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul — WINNER
  • “The Empty Chair” from “Jim: The James Foley Story” Music and Lyric by J. Ralph and Sting
  • “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana” Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Best motion picture of the year

  • “Arrival” Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Aaron Ryder and David Linde, Producers
  • “Fences” Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington and Todd Black, Producers
  • “Hacksaw Ridge” Bill Mechanic and David Permut, Producers
  • “Hell or High Water” Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn, Producers
  • “Hidden Figures” Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams and Theodore Melfi, Producers
  • “La La Land” Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt, Producers
  • “Lion” Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Angie Fielder, Producers
  • “Manchester by the Sea” Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck and Kevin J. Walsh, Producers
  • “Moonlight” Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers — WINNER

Achievement in production design

  • “Arrival” Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Paul Hotte
  • “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
  • “Hail, Caesar!” Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
  • “La La Land” Production Design: David Wasco; Set Decoration: Sandy Reynolds-Wasco — WINNER
  • “Passengers” Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena

Best animated short film

  • “Blind Vaysha” Theodore Ushev
  • “Borrowed Time” Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj
  • “Pear Cider and Cigarettes” Robert Valley and Cara Speller
  • “Pearl” Patrick Osborne
  • “Piper” Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer — WINNER

Best live action short film

  • “Ennemis Intérieurs” Sélim Azzazi
  • “La Femme et le TGV” Timo von Gunten and Giacun Caduff
  • “Silent Nights” Aske Bang and Kim Magnusson
  • “Sing” Kristof Deák and Anna Udvardy — WINNER
  • “Timecode” Juanjo Giménez

Achievement in sound editing

  • “Arrival” Sylvain Bellemare — WINNER
  • “Deepwater Horizon” Wylie Stateman and Renée Tondelli
  • “Hacksaw Ridge” Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright
  • “La La Land” Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan
  • “Sully” Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman

Achievement in sound mixing

  • “Arrival” Bernard Gariépy Strobl and Claude La Haye
  • “Hacksaw Ridge” Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace — WINNER
  • “La La Land” Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee and Steve A. Morrow
  • “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” David Parker, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson
  • “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Mac Ruth

Achievement in visual effects

  • “Deepwater Horizon” Craig Hammack, Jason Snell, Jason Billington and Burt Dalton
  • “Doctor Strange” Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli and Paul Corbould
  • “The Jungle Book” Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon — WINNER
  • “Kubo and the Two Strings” Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean and Brad Schiff
  • “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel and Neil Corbould

Adapted screenplay

  • “Arrival” Screenplay by Eric Heisserer
  • “Fences” Screenplay by August Wilson
  • “Hidden Figures” Screenplay by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi
  • “Lion” Screenplay by Luke Davies
  • “Moonlight” Screenplay by Barry Jenkins; Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney — WINNER

Original screenplay

  • “Hell or High Water” Written by Taylor Sheridan
  • “La La Land” Written by Damien Chazelle
  • “The Lobster” Written by Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou
  • “Manchester by the Sea” Written by Kenneth Lonergan — WINNER
  • “20th Century Women” Written by Mike Mills

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February 24, 2017

The Ferrari 812 Superfast: the new, extreme performance V12 berlinetta

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Ferrari has selected the Geneva International Motor Show for the world premiere of its new 12-cylinder berlinetta, the 812 Superfast, the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history.

According to Ferrari, the 812 Superfast is aimed at clients demanding the most powerful and exclusive Ferrari in the range: an uncompromising sports car that will deliver exhilarating driving both on road and track yet also be comfortable enough to allow its owners to enjoy it as an all-round experience.

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February 21, 2017

UNESCO Creative Cities Network announces Call for Applications

UNESCO Creative City, Jaipur

Photo: A Section of Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Jaipur, India. Jaipur was designated a UNESCO Creative City in 2015. Image Credit: David Hamill.

Created in 2004, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) fosters international cooperation with and between cities that have identified creativity as a strategic driver and enabler for sustainable urban regeneration and development.

Today the Network brings together 116 cities from 54 countries, working towards common objectives: placing creativity and cultural industries at the core of local development plans, and actively cooperating through inter-city partnerships at the international level.

The UCCN is a flagship programme of UNESCO for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda, and the New Urban Agenda, at the local level.

UNESCO has invited cities worldwide, who are interested in joining the Network, to submit their applications using the official 2017 Application Form. Applications must be received by UNESCO Secretariat no later than 16 June 2017, midnight CET. Applications received after this deadline will not be evaluated.

Following the evaluation process carried out by internal and external consultations with independent experts and the member cities of the Network, the Director-General of UNESCO would designate the new UNESCO Creative Cities and the announcement of the Creative Cities designated in 2017 will be published on the UNESCO website on 31 October 2017.

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February 15, 2017

Montreal Replaces Paris as World's Best Student City

QS Best Student Cities

QS Best Student Cities

Photo: University Students. Image Credit & Photographer: Francisco Osorio.

LONDON, February 15, 2017 — Montreal, Canada, has topped the QS Best Student Cities Rankings 2017.

Montreal’s success is the latest of a series of propitious signs for a city beginning to escape a period of economic stagnation, following positive growth forecasts for 2017, and the recent announcement of its selection as the ‘World’s Most Intelligent City’. Its first-place ranking is also the highlight of a series of positive performances from Canadian cities.

Paris drops to second place, receiving reduced rank for Affordability and Desirability.

While London rises from fifth place to third place suggesting that UK cities remain excellent study destinations in the face of Brexit, with rises in QS’s Affordability indicator a major contributor to all eight of its ranked cities improving their rank.

Affordability issues adversely affect American cities: though Boston places eighth, ten of its twelve ranked cities drop.

Australia’s high cost-of-living and tuition fees are proving disadvantageous: all of its seven ranked cities drop, with Sydney plummeting from fourth to thirteenth, and Melbourne falling from second to fifth.

Seoul is Asia’s best student city, rising to 4th, followed by Tokyo (7th) , Hong Kong (11th) and Singapore (14th).

Berlin rises to 6th; while Munich (9th) and Vancouver (10th) complete the top 10.

For the first time, two cities from India, Mumbai and New Delhi, get included in the World’s Best Student Cities.

This year’s ranking features a ‘Student View’ indicator for the first time.

Over 18,000 students responded to QS’s inaugural survey for this ranking, providing input about their own student experiences, and, for prospective students, the relative desirability of a city.

QS BEST STUDENT CITIES 2017

RANK — CITY — COUNTRY

  1. Montreal — Canada
  2. Paris — France
  3. London — United Kingdom
  4. Seoul — South Korea
  5. Melbourne — Australia
  6. Berlin — Germany
  7. Tokyo — Japan
  8. Boston — United States
  9. Munich — Germany
  10. Vancouver — Canada
  11. Hong Kong — Hong Kong
  12. Toronto — Canada
  13. Sydney — Australia
  14. Singapore — Singapore
  15. Zurich — Switzerland
  16. Vienna — Austria
  17. Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe — Japan
  18. Edinburgh — United Kingdom
  19. New York — United States
  20. Brisbane — Australia
  21. Taipei — Taiwan
  22. Canberra — Australia
  23. Barcelona — Spain
  24. Manchester — United Kingdom
  25. Shanghai — China
  26. Ottawa — Canada
  27. Prague — Czech Republic
  28. Auckland — New Zealand
  29. San Francisco — United States
  30. Beijing — China
  31. Dublin — Ireland
  32. Madrid — Spain
  33. Milan — Italy
  34. Glasgow — United Kingdom
  35. Lyon — France
  36. Amsterdam — Netherlands
  37. Copenhagen — Denmark
  38. Washington DC — United States
  39. Coventry — United Kingdom
  40. Moscow — Russia
  41. Kuala Lumpur — Malaysia
  42. Buenos Aires — Argentina
  43. Nottingham — United Kingdom
  44. Adelaide — Australia
  45. Brussels — Belgium
  46. Chicago — United States
  47. Los Angeles — United States
  48. Stockholm — Sweden
  49. Lisbon — Portugal
  50. Perth — Australia
  51. Mexico City — Mexico
  52. Warsaw — Poland
  53. Gothenburg — Sweden
  54. Oslo — Norway
  55. Birmingham — United Kingdom
  56. Budapest — Hungary
  57. Newcastle Upon Tyne — United Kingdom
  58. Bangkok — Thailand
  59. Brno — Czech Republic
  60. Philadelphia — United States
  61. Helsinki — Finland
  62. Pittsburgh — United States
  63. Santiago — Chile
  64. Riyadh — Saudi Arabia
  65. Atlanta — United States
  66. Rome — Italy
  67. Athens — Greece
  68. Toulouse — France
  69. Sao Paulo — Brazil
  70. Valencia — Spain
  71. Istanbul — Turkey
  72. Quebec — Canada
  73. Bogota — Colombia
  74. Christchurch — New Zealand
  75. Hsinchu — Taiwan
  76. Monterrey — Mexico
  77. Sharjah — United Arab Emirates
  78. Gold Coast — Australia
  79. St. Petersburg — Russia
  80. Nanjing — China
  81. Ankara — Turkey
  82. Daejeon — South Korea
  83. San Diego — United States
  84. Johannesburg — South Africa
  85. Mumbai — India
  86. New Delhi — India
  87. Baltimore — United States
  88. Cairo — Egypt
  89. Manila — Philippines
  90. Montpellier — France
  91. Tomsk — Russia
  92. Houston — United States
  93. Novosibirsk — Russia
  94. Rio de Janeiro — Brazil
  95. Tampere — Finland
  96. Vilnius — Lithuania
  97. Kiev — Ukraine
  98. Lille — France
  99. Lima — Peru
  100. Wuhan — China

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February 14, 2017

Bella Hadid is new TAG Heuer Ambassador

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Manhattan, New York, 14 February 2017 - Top model, Bella Hadid, who was voted “Model of the Year” in December 2016, is now the new female face of luxury Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer. The partnership between Bella Hadid and TAG Heuer was announced at Equinox Bond Street, the trendsetting fitness club used during New York Fashion Week. Bella was right at home in the gym with TAG Heuer’s #DontCrackUnderPressure tagline fitting her perfectly. Images provided by & Copyright © TAG Heuer.

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February 13, 2017

Thrilling Open-Air Driving: Automobili Lamborghini presents the Lamborghini Huracan rear-wheel drive Spyder

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Automobili Lamborghini has just introduced the Huracan rear-wheel drive Spyder.

“The rear-wheel drive Spyder enlarges the Huracan family’s core product range,” said Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stefano Domenicali. “It offers the lifestyle appeal of open-air motoring with the pure thrill of rear-wheel drive engineering. This is a Lamborghini for those with a passion for life and the purest driving experience on the open road. ”

The rear-wheel drive Huracan Spyder features a newly designed front and rear with a dynamic but more aggressive look distinguishing it from the fourwheel drive version.

Acceleration from 0-100 km/h is achieved in 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 319 km/h.

The rear-wheel drive Spyder is now available in markets worldwide.

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February 12, 2017

IWC Schaffhausen at the "Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie" (International Exhibition of Fine Watchmaking) 2017

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Photo: Olga Kurylenko visits the IWC booth during the launch of the Da Vinci Novelties from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2017 on January 17, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for IWC. © 2017 Getty Images.

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Photo: Olga Kurylenko attends the IWC Schaffhausen “Decoding the Beauty of Time” Gala Dinner during the launch of the Da Vinci Novelties from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) on January 17, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for IWC. © 2017 Getty Images.

Geneva, Switzerland — At the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) watch fair, IWC Schaffhausen celebrated the arrival of the new Da Vinci collection. Around a thousand VIP guests took up the invitation to Geneva - including numerous high-profile IWC brand ambassadors and global stars, such as actors Rosamund Pike, Vanessa Redgrave, James Marsden, Sonam Kapoor, Olga Kurylenko, Jean Reno, Naomie Harris, Zilin Zhang, Bolin Chen, Isabelle Huppert, Taylor Schilling and Patrick Stewart, sporting and racing legends Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Niki Lauda, Fabian Cancellara, Jan Frodeno and Jochen Mass, supermodels Karolina Kurkova and Adriana Lima, and influencers such as Nicole Warne, Kristina Bazan, Xenia Tchoumi and Negin Mirsalehi.

The British comedy star Rob Brydon hosted the gala evening, the motto of which was “Decoding the Beauty of Time”. With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868.

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February 4, 2017

"Most International" Universities in the World Today

International Universities

Photo: University Campus Building, ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich), Switzerland. Image Credit: Juhanson.

The institutions with the strongest global connections have a ‘cultural disposition’ to think beyond borders.

Times Higher Education (THE) has ranked the world’s “most international” universities.

The ranking is drawn largely from the “international outlook” pillar of the THE World University Rankings 2016-17, which covers international staff, students and co-authors. However, it also includes a measure of universities’ international reputations, taken from THE’s annual Academic Reputation Survey.

A striking feature of the upper reaches of the 150-institution table is the prominence of universities from relatively small, export-reliant countries, where English is an official language or is widely spoken.

The ranking is led by two Swiss universities: ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich; and the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. Of all the countries in the ranking, the Swiss representatives also have the greatest average proportion of international staff and internationally co-authored publications: both 62 per cent.

• ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich) has more than 18,000 students from over 120 countries and is the top university in continental Europe. It boasts Albert Einstein as one of its most notable alumni.

Next in the ranking are the University of Hong Kong and the National University of Singapore. THE data scientist Billy Wong says that this may reflect the fact that nations such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Switzerland are all “big, global trading hubs”, conditioned to look beyond their borders for personnel and ideas.

Below the top four is a glut of institutions from the UK, Australia and Canada: prominent destinations for international students and scholars because of their prestigious universities and their use of English, the global lingua franca. The UK has 13 institutions in the 150, led by Imperial College London at number five. The University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, University College London and the London School of Economics also make the top 10.

The US is less prominent in this ranking than it usually is in international league tables, possibly reflecting the fact that its size makes it less reliant on immigration to supply it with top student and academic talent. There is only one US institution in the top 30: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at number 22. Harvard University (sixth in the overall THE World University Rankings 2016‑17) is 33rd, Stanford (third) is 36th and the California Institute of Technology (second) is 52nd. However, US institutions are still the most numerous in the international ranking, accounting for 64 places.

THE’s Wong thinks that internationalisation activities can boost a university’s global reputation, which has a lot of knock-on impacts. “If they can have more international collaboration and become better known internationally, that can help them in areas such as student recruitment, academic recruitment, attracting international funding and so on,” he says.

Following is the Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking of the World’s “Most International” Universities 2017

Rank — Institution — Country — Overall Score

  1. ETH Zurich — Switzerland — 97.1
  2. Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne — Switzerland — 96.7
  3. University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong — 96.5
  4. National University of Singapore — Singapore — 96
  5. Imperial College London — United Kingdom — 95.2
  6. University of Oxford — United Kingdom — 94.3
  7. Australian National University — Australia — 93
  8. University of Cambridge — United Kingdom — 92.8
  9. University College London — United Kingdom — 92.2
  10. London School of Economics and Political Science — United Kingdom — 92
  11. King’s College London — United Kingdom — 91.9
  12. University of British Columbia — Canada — 90.2
  13. University of Edinburgh — United Kingdom — 90.1
  14. University of New South Wales — Australia — 89.3
  15. University of Zurich — Switzerland — 88.6
  16. Ecole Polytechnique — France — 88.5
  17. University of Warwick — United Kingdom — 88.1
  18. University of Melbourne — Australia — 87.7
  19. University of Glasgow — United Kingdom — 86.8
  20. University of Manchester — United Kingdom — 86.6
  21. Monash University — Australia — 85.9
  22. Massachusetts Institute of Technology — United States — 84.9
  23. McGill University — Canada — 84.8
  24. University of Sydney — Australia — 84.8
  25. University of Auckland — New Zealand — 84.4
  26. Durham University — United Kingdom — 84.2
  27. Chinese University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong — 83.4
  28. University of York — United Kingdom — 82.9
  29. University of Bristol — United Kingdom — 82.7
  30. University of Copenhagen — Denmark — 82.7
  31. University of Alberta — Canada — 81.6
  32. University of Toronto — Canada — 80
  33. Harvard University — United States — 79
  34. University of Waterloo — Canada — 77.7
  35. Aarhus University — Denmark — 77.2
  36. Stanford University — United States — 76.8
  37. Princeton University — United States — 76.7
  38. University of Amsterdam — Netherlands — 75
  39. Columbia University — United States — 74.9
  40. KU Leuven — Belgium — 73.1
  41. Georgia Institute of Technology — United States — 71.9
  42. Ecole Normale Superieure — France — 71.2
  43. Pierre and Marie Curie University — France — 70.9
  44. Free University of Berlin — Germany — 70.7
  45. Johns Hopkins University — United States — 70.5
  46. Purdue University — United States — 68.9
  47. University of Strasbourg — France — 68.2
  48. University of Bonn — Germany — 68
  49. Humboldt University of Berlin — Germany — 67.9
  50. University of Chicago — United States — 67.8
  51. Technical University of Munich — Germany — 67.8
  52. California Institute of Technology — United States — 67.6
  53. Rice University — United States — 67.1
  54. Paris Diderot University - Paris 7 — France — 66.8
  55. Yale University — United States — 66.8
  56. Heidelberg University — Germany — 66.6
  57. Technical University of Berlin — Germany — 66.2
  58. Paris-Sud University — France — 65.2
  59. Utrecht University — Netherlands — 65.1
  60. University of California, Santa Barbara — United States — 64.7
  61. Cornell University — United States — 64.7
  62. University of California, Davis — United States — 64.6
  63. Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon — France — 64.5
  64. LMU Munich — Germany — 64.3
  65. University of California, Berkeley — United States — 64.1
  66. University of California, Irvine — United States — 62.6
  67. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology — Germany — 62.5
  68. Carnegie Mellon University — United States — 62.4
  69. University of Freiburg — Germany — 62.2
  70. Paris-Sorbonne University - Paris 4 — France — 61.7
  71. University of Southern California — United States — 61.4
  72. Goethe University Frankfurt — Germany — 61.3
  73. University of California, Los Angeles — United States — 61.2
  74. University of Tübingen — Germany — 60.8
  75. Hebrew University of Jerusalem — Israel — 60.5
  76. Boston University — United States — 60.3
  77. Michigan State University — United States — 59.7
  78. Stony Brook University — United States — 59.4
  79. University of Rochester — United States — 59.1
  80. Duke University — United States — 58.9
  81. University of Gottingen — Germany — 58.8
  82. Brown University — United States — 58.5
  83. New York University — United States — 58
  84. RWTH Aachen University — Germany — 57.5
  85. University of Illinois at Chicago — United States — 57.4
  86. Northwestern University — United States — 57.3
  87. Polytechnic University of Milan — Italy — 56.3
  88. University of Massachusetts — United States — 55.8
  89. Panthéon-Sorbonne University - Paris 1 — France — 55.5
  90. Autonomous University of Madrid — Spain — 55.3
  91. University of Washington — United States — 55.3
  92. University of Mannheim — Germany — 54.8
  93. Texas A&M University — United States — 54.8
  94. University of Michigan — United States — 54.7
  95. Ohio State University — United States — 54.7
  96. Aix-Marseille University — France — 54.6
  97. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — United States — 54.5
  98. North Carolina State University — United States — 54.5
  99. Paris Descartes University — France — 53.2
  100. University of Pennsylvania — United States — 53.1
  101. University of California, San Diego — United States — 53
  102. University of California, Santa Cruz — United States — 52.1
  103. Arizona State University — United States — 51.8
  104. Lomonosov Moscow State University — Russian Federation — 51.5
  105. Emory University — United States — 51.2
  106. Polytechnic University of Turin — Italy — 51.1
  107. Indiana University — United States — 50.6
  108. University of Notre Dame — United States — 50.4
  109. Georgetown University — United States — 49.9
  110. Pennsylvania State University — United States — 49
  111. University of Munster — Germany — 48.9
  112. Florida State University — United States — 48.8
  113. Sapienza University of Rome — Italy — 48.8
  114. University of Arizona — United States — 46.1
  115. Washington University in St Louis — United States — 45.6
  116. University of Wisconsin-Madison — United States — 45.5
  117. University of Colorado Boulder — United States — 45
  118. University of Virginia — United States — 45
  119. University of Maryland, College Park — United States — 43.9
  120. University of Minnesota — United States — 43.1
  121. Peking University — China — 43.1
  122. University of Georgia — United States — 43
  123. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey — United States — 42.9
  124. Case Western Reserve University — United States — 42.2
  125. University of Pittsburgh — United States — 42.1
  126. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology — Russian Federation — 42
  127. Yonsei University — South Korea — 41.8
  128. Nanjing University — China — 41.6
  129. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — United States — 41.4
  130. University of Texas at Austin — United States — 40.9
  131. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University — United States — 40.9
  132. Dartmouth College — United States — 39.9
  133. University of Florida — United States — 39.6
  134. University of Utah — United States — 39
  135. Korea University — South Korea — 38.7
  136. Renmin University of China — China — 38.2
  137. University of Tokyo — Japan — 38.2
  138. Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) — South Korea — 38
  139. University of Iowa — United States — 37.2
  140. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) — South Korea — 36.2
  141. University of Tsukuba — Japan — 36.1
  142. Tsinghua University — China — 35.7
  143. Tokyo Institute of Technology — Japan — 34.5
  144. National Tsing Hua University — Taiwan — 34.4
  145. Fudan University — China — 32.9
  146. Seoul National University — South Korea — 32.9
  147. University of São Paulo — Brazil — 32.6
  148. National Taiwan University — Taiwan — 32.3
  149. Tohoku University — Japan — 32.2
  150. Pohang University of Science and Technology — South Korea — 32.1

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