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September 29, 2021

New York City Mayor, de Blasio, announces Columbia University will operate and oversee Pandemic Response Institute.

Pandemic Response Institute (PRI) allocated $20 Million in City Funding, tasked with Preparing Communities Ahead of the Next Pandemic.

Columbia University

City University of New York

NEW YORK, September 29, 2021 — Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) announced Pandemic Response Institute (PRI). Columbia University would launch and operate it. The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) will be a crucial partner.

A broad consortium of non-profit public health entities, community-based organizations, industries, and businesses will work with the Institute to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies.

The PRI (Pandemic Response Institute) will get up to $20 million in City capital funding for eligible costs. It would prepare New York City for future health emergencies and epidemics more effectively and equitably. In addition, it would position the city as a global leader to serve as a model for public health response.

“The Pandemic Response Institute, operated by Columbia University with key partner CUNY SPH, will play a critical role in preparing for future pandemics and promoting equity in public health,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Born out of New York’s quick action during the early days of the pandemic, this institute will put our hardest learned lessons to work so that when the next public health crisis emerges, New York City will not only be prepared; we will be ready to lead these global fights.”

“The Pandemic Response Institute will serve as our City’s anchor as we invest and ensure we have the tools we need to confront — and prevent — future public health emergencies,” said Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Vicki Been. “We are grateful to our partners at Columbia and CUNY SPH for putting forth an ambitious and comprehensive vision for such an urgent need for New York City.”

“The experience of confronting COVID-19 and recent natural disasters has proven that we must work together to prepare and respond to public health emergencies,” said First Deputy Health Commissioner and Chief Equity Officer Dr. Torian Easterling. “These investments will prepare us to fight future health crises and ensure a just recovery and the opportunity to establish New York City as the public health capital of the world.”

“One of the lessons we’ve learned over the last 18 months during the COVID-19 pandemic is the importance of a robust public health emergency response system,” said Emergency Management Commissioner John Scrivani. “The partnership with Columbia University and the other institutions will make the Pandemic Response Institute a hub of innovation, information, and planning to prepare us for the next health crisis better. A dedicated institute to analyze and plan for future crises, along with resources and collaboration with City agencies, will help minimize the impact of future disasters and strengthen our public health responses.”

“Our commitment to building a recovery for all of us includes ensuring a robust public health response to any future emergency,” said the City’s Senior Advisor for Recovery, Lorraine Grillo. “We look forward to working with Columbia and CUNY to bolster our city’s infrastructure, so we are better prepared to swiftly and equitably address any threat to the well-being of our communities.”

“Columbia University with key partner CUNY SPH demonstrated to us a high level of expertise that was unmatched,” said NYCEDC President and CEO Rachel Loeb. “NYCEDC has every confidence these esteemed institutions and their partners will put New York City and all New Yorkers first. Keeping people safe and our economy open means we need an unprecedented public health response that is forward-looking and dedicated to addressing health disparities. NYCEDC is proud to help establish a Pandemic Response Institute that will be innovative and critical to our public health infrastructure.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has opened our eyes to the critical need for strong and vibrant multi-sector partnerships to protect New Yorkers from emergent health threats effectively,” said Wafaa El-Sadr. El-Sadr is Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health and Director of ICAP and Columbia World Projects. He is leading the PRI. “The Pandemic Response Institute will create an unprecedented nexus for engagement, expertise, and resources from across our city,” he added.

“We are enormously excited to partner with Columbia University in this vital effort,” said Ayman El-Mohandes, Dean of CUNY SPH. “Our school’s primary commitment to health equity and social justice, coupled with existing strengths in health communication, systems modeling, and community outreach, will help to shape and support this initiative to advance a new vision for the health of all New Yorkers.”

NYCEDC (New York City Economic Development Corporation), DOHMH (The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene), and New York City Emergency Management reviewed and selected Columbia to launch this Institute with a critical partnership with CUNY SPH and other collaborators, following a Request for Proposals (RFP) in April. Through its Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University put forth an ambitious and compelling vision for the PRI.

The PRI will specifically focus on:

Dr. Claire Pomeroy, President and CEO of the Lasker Foundation, remarked, “Thanks to the Pandemic Response Institute, we are better positioned to build a healthier, more resilient, and more just New York City — and serve as a model for the world.”

Source: The City of New York, Office of the Mayor

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World Leaders, CEOs, & Global Celebrities Gather at Harvard University for the HPAIR Summit



CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 28, 2021 — The Harvard College Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) that operates the largest student-run conference in the USA and Asia has concluded its flagship HPAIR 2021 Conference. It was the most extensive gathering in its 30-year history. The summit’s theme was Reinventing with Resilience, where attendees shared visions on improving the state of the world following COVID-19 by engaging in disruptive innovation across social, political, academic, and business dimensions.

Government ministers, Fortune 500 business CEOs, and decorated celebrities listed below gathered at Harvard University.

• Notable keynote speakers for the event included:

“Our core focus has always been to gather people who are pioneers in their respective fields and engage them in Socratic dialogue with one another on issues of global importance. And then to capture those ideas generated and share them worldwide,” remarked Zeel Patel, Co-President of HPAIR. “It creates a mesocosm of information transfer that only happens when two leaders interact, such as the CEO of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Co-Founder of Wikipedia.”

Lesly Goh, former CTO of The World Bank Group and member of HPAIR’s Board of Advisors, applauded the global team on their achievements: “it was quite a pleasure to support Zeel, Eric, and their team of 75 Harvard students as they orchestrated the conference from their Dubai, Boston, and Taipei offices. While the virtual format brought on tremendous challenges, it also provided incredible opportunities to maximize HPAIR’s impact and accelerate our mission of democratizing insights to our delegates, connecting young future leaders with leaders globally.”

The Harvard College Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) is a 30-year-old non-profit organization founded to create a forum of exchange for young professionals and current world leaders to discuss and learn about the most important technological, political, and economic issues facing the globe. The mission is to connect today’s top leaders with the future leaders of tomorrow in a dynamic forum of engagement.

Since 1991, HPAIR has organized 50 conferences in 19 different host countries, touching the lives of more than 40,000 students and young professionals. In addition, HPAIR hosts two student-led conferences a year, one on Harvard’s campus and one in Asia-Pacific.

Source: Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR)

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National Press Club awards Shradha Dinesh the 2021 Richard G. Zimmerman Award for Studies in Journalism

National Press Club

WASHINGTON, September 28, 2021 /— The National Press Club, the world’s leading professional organization for journalists, has chosen  Shradha Dinesh of Ashburn, Va., as the winner of its 2021 Richard G. Zimmerman Award. The award for graduating high school seniors is a one-time scholarship.

Shradha won over the judges with her role in bringing Rock Ridge High School’s moribund newspaper back to life, as well as with her writing skills.

Her English teacher Katy Greiner wrote that during Shradha’s freshman year, “I mentioned my attempts to ‘re-launch the paper” to the class, “hoping she would join in.” The result was “The Blaze,” now in its third year and with 45 staff members under Shradha’s leadership.

“I can say without hesitation that she is the driving force,” wrote Shradha’s teacher, who also says Shradha is a mentor, earns her peers’ respect with her guidance and “raw talent,” and her “dedication to thanking her staff with handwritten notes.”

In her application essay, Shradha wrote that “as an Indian American, it is glaringly evident that newsrooms lack coverage of South Asian communities except for the occasional election-season op-ed or racist caricatures in entertainment.” She said that students desire diversity in literature.

Shradha is attending the College of William & Mary in Virginia and hopes to become a journalist.

Shradha learned copyediting and photography, and as editor in chief of The Blaze, undertook more ambitious projects like podcasts. She also filed her first Freedom of Information Act request. But, as her English teacher notes, if the staff needed a photo of a football game or a last-minute change to the design, “Shradha was there.”

“Not only did Shradha help revive her high school newspaper, but she has also ensured that it will thrive,” said Lisa Matthews, National Press Club president. “Her work to grow a dedicated team and guide others as a mentor shows us the young leadership journalists can demonstrate as they work toward a common goal. This scholarship isn’t just an award — it’s an investment in a journalist who will have a great impact on others through her work.”

The runner-up for this scholarship was Naomi Jordan of Pinetop, Ariz.

The Richard G. Zimmerman Scholarship gets its name from a long-time National Press Club member who endowed a scholarship to support high school seniors who wish to pursue a career in journalism.

Shradha Dinesh is one of the dozens of award winners who will be honored at the National Press Club’s Annual Journalism Awards Dinner, to be held virtually from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on December 8, 2021. The National Press Club’s Journalism Awards celebrate the best in American broadcast and print journalism.

Source: The National Press Club, Washington, DC

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September 28, 2021

Bloomberg Businessweek's 2021-2022 Best B-Schools MBA Ranking



Photo: The Rutgers MBA Program received high scores for the compensation of its graduates, the strength of its networking, and its diversity, according to the latest Bloomberg Businessweek ranking. Image provided by Rutgers Business School.

New York, September 26, 2021 — Bloomberg Businessweek’s has published its Best B-Schools MBA Ranking 2021-2022. Bloomberg ranked 119 business schools worldwide.

According to Bloomberg, all schools were required to submit employment data for the Class of 2020, following standards set by MBA CSEA, a trade group founded in 1994 to establish and collect consistent, comparable, peer-reviewed data.

Bloomberg Businessweek said its Best B-Schools ranking starts with a basic premise: The best judges of MBA programs are graduating students, recent alumni, and companies that recruit MBAs. And we want the best answers: Are schools offering what millennial students need, especially amid the Covid-19 pandemic? Are recent graduates able to leverage what they’ve learned and tapped into their schools’ networks? What do businesses value most in recruits?

“We learned that the major stakeholders — students, alumni, and recruiters — could have differing and overlapping needs and interests. So we rank schools based on four indexes that capture key elements of business school education: Compensation, Learning, Networking, and Entrepreneurship,” Bloomberg explained.

“For the 2021-22 ranking, we added a fifth index for U.S. schools: Diversity. For the first time, schools are providing data on race, ethnicity, and gender in their classes in a standardized way we can measure,” Bloomberg added.

“Our methodology involves two steps. Step 1 generates weightings for each index. We let the stakeholders decide rather than assign the indexes relative weightings ourselves. In our surveys, we asked students, alumni, and recruiters what was most important to them. We provide a dozen options, such as ‘increase my earnings potential,’ ‘build my professional network,’ and ‘learn how to start or develop a business.’ The U.S. surveys also offered diversity options such as ‘learn in a diverse, equitable and inclusive B-school environment’ and ‘learn how to work successfully in an increasingly diverse workforce.’ Their answers determine the weightings of each of our indexes.”

“Step 2 asks a range of survey questions on the business school experience, each mapped to a specific index. We also collect MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance (MBA CSEA) employment and compensation data from schools. We also collect data on their class members’ race, ethnicity, and gender. Finally, from survey scores and the data, we calculate the overall ranking,” Bloomberg Businessweek elaborated.

• Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best B-Schools 2021-2022 — Overall

• U.S. B-Schools Ranking — Overall

• European B-Schools Ranking — Overall

• Asia-Pacific B-Schools Ranking — Overall

• Canadian B-Schools Ranking — Overall

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

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September 27, 2021

US Embassy North India Director Michael Rosenthal inaugurates US Study Center at Chandigarh University.

US Study center will serve as a coordination office for admissions to US Universities, visa preparation, and NCLX training center.

Indian students are welcome to study in the US; With a sharp mind and brilliant skills, Indians contribute to the development of society and our country says, US Embassy Director NIO Michael Rosenthal.

Chandigarh University

Photo: US Embassy North India Director Michael Rosenthal inaugurated US Study Center at Chandigarh University.

CHANDIGARH, India, Sept. 27, 2021 — American people are learning from Indians by allying with India in various fields, and the people of both countries benefit from multiple alliances. Michael Rosenthal, Director, North India Office (NIO), US Embassy, said. He was speaking during the inaugural ceremony of the US Studies Center at Chandigarh University. Chandigarh University has set up a US Study Center on the campus to create opportunities for students to study in leading academic institutions of America. The study center will prove to be an essential factor in providing long-term and short-term programs to university students, joint research programs, preparation for visa interviews, USA in-house degree programs, and promoting cultural and social exchange between the two countries.

The US has always welcomed students from all over the world, including India. Indian students bring so many skills, ideas, and enthusiasm which helps the people and society of the US, Michael Rosenthal said. He further added, “The collaboration between the US and Indian educational institutions has been growing over the last few years. Students and faculty from both countries are learning from each other through Joint Research and Exchange Program. It reflects the strong academic ties between the US and India.” The relations between India and the USA are not merely ties between two governments, but this relationship is people-driven and people-centric, added Michael Rosenthal.

While speaking on the Indo-US relationship, Michael Rosenthal said, “The US is one of the top trading partners in terms of goods and services for India. The bilateral trade between India and the US has scaled to new heights and touched $ 150 billion in recent time. The United States and India have shared interests in promoting global security, stability, and economic prosperity through trade, investment, and connectivity”. The strong people-to-people ties, educational institutions tie-ups, and scientists of both the nations doing research together is a tremendous source of strength for the Indo-US partnership, added Mr. Rosenthal.

“US Study Center established at the campus of Chandigarh University is a symbol of further improving the relationship between the US and India. This center will facilitate more educational exchanges, more scientific research, and more study opportunities between the students of both the countries,” said Michael Rosenthal. While talking about the New Education Policy of India, Michael Rosenthal said, “India’s New Education Policy opens up new opportunities for collaboration with the foreign countries. India has great minds, faculty, institutions, and research facility. Therefore, many US universities, educational institutes, and individuals are interested in collaborating with Indian universities for various research programs.”

With this newly inaugurated US Study Center, students will enroll in universities in the US with exclusive scholarship facilities. The US Study Center, set up in the university campus, includes the coordination offices of the University of North Alabama and Arkansas State University. The newly inaugurated center will provide an in-house MBA program under the 1+1 plan. Students will study at Chandigarh University Campus for one year and complete the remaining study with scholarship facilities at the University of North Alabama. In addition, the center will offer training and preparation courses for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for licensure of nurses in the US, Canada, and Australia. Furthermore, the campus-based center will organize joint conferences, seminars, workshops, and joint research activities in collaboration with partner universities in the US to provide students with world-class knowledge on research and innovation.

Chandigarh University Chancellor Satnam Singh Sandhu said, “To provide world-class employment and quality education to the students, the university has established academic alliances with more than 308 best universities in 68 countries including Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.” Chandigarh University has tied up with 25 universities in the US so far, and more than 192 its students are already pursuing their studies in the US under various programs.”

Chandigarh University is an autonomous educational institution located near Chandigarh in Punjab, India. It is the youngest University in India and the only private University in Punjab to be honored with an A+ Grade by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council). CU offers more than 109 undergraduate and postgraduate programs in engineering, management, pharmacy, law, architecture, journalism, animation, hotel management, commerce, and other disciplines.

Source: Chandigarh University

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September 25, 2021

The General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly’s Seventy-Sixth Session

United Nations

Photo: Joseph R. Biden Jr., President of the United States of America, addresses the general debate of the United Nations General Assembly’s seventy-sixth session. September 21, 2021. The United States of America. New York. UN Photo/Ariana Lindquist.

United Nations

Photo: UN Secretary-General António Guterres (left), Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (center) and Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Chef de Cabinet to the Secretary-General, stand in the Economic and Social Council Chamber that the UN would use for greeting High-Level visitors on the side of the general debate of the UN General Assembly’s seventy-sixth session. September 21, 2021. The United States of America. New York. UN Photo/Manuel Elías.

United Nations

Photo: UN Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the opening of the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-sixth session. September 21, 2021. The United States of America. New York. UN Photo/Cia Pak.

United Nations

Photo: A moderated dialogue on “Youth in Action: Shaping the future now!” with Vladislav Kaim, Member of UN Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change, and Yande, Chairperson of Transform Education. The dialogue is part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Moment day at UN Headquarters. Juju Chang, ABC News Co-anchor of Nightline at ABC News, moderates the dialogue. September 20, 2021. The United States of America. New York. UN Photo/Manuel Elías.

United Nations

Photo: A broad view of the General Assembly Hall as Joseph R. Biden Jr., President of the United States of America, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-sixth session. September 21, 2021. The United States of America. New York. UN Photo/Ariana Lindquist.

United Nations

Photo: Joseph R. Biden Jr., President of the United States of America, takes a photo with UN Staff while attending the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-sixth session. September 21, 2021. The United States of America. New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

United Nations

Photo: Talita Melo (left), Digital Communications Specialist, and Midhfa Naeem, Deputy Chef de Cabinet for the President of the General Assembly, work on video footage of Abdulla Shahid, President of the seventy-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly. September 21, 2021. The United States of America. New York. UN Photo/Ariana Lindquist.

United Nations

Photo: Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-sixth session. September 25, 2021. The United States of America. New York. UN Photo/Cia Pak.

Source: United Nations, New York

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Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Join Global Citizen Live on the Great Lawn of Central Park in New York City on September 25

Campaign Calls For The G7 and EU to Share at Least One Billion COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Immediately with Those Most in Need.

Global Citizen Live

Global Citizen Live

NEW YORK, September 24, 2021 — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will join Global Citizen Live on the Great Lawn of Central Park in New York City on September 25. They would continue their work with world leaders in pursuit of global vaccine equity. International advocacy organization Global Citizen announced this.

Also appearing as part of the global broadcast event are:

Global Citizen Live is part of the once-in-a-generation day of unity across seven continents. It would be broadcast over 24 hours worldwide on Apple Music, Apple TV App, YouTube, and Twitter. Global Citizen Live will also air on ABC, ABC News Live, iHeartRadio, Hulu, The Roku Channel, FX and TIME in the United States, BBC in the United Kingdom, Caracol in Colombia, Channel 9 in Australia, MagentaTV and MagentaMusik 360 in Germany, Mediacorp in Singapore, Multichoice in Africa, Multishow & Bis in Brazil, S3 on SABC in South Africa, AIM Group in Nigeria, Sky & TV8 in Italy, TF1/TMC in France and TV Azteca in México, and more to come.

• The once-in-a-generation day of global unity will:

Global Citizen Live gets support from a corporate coalition that includes Global Partners: Accenture, Cisco, Citi, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Google, Live Nation, P&G, Salesforce, and Verizon. Campaign partners include Hilton, WW International, and World Wide Technology, who will engage support from the private sector in driving new commitments toward the campaign’s policy objectives.

• Campaign co-chairs include:

Executive Producers of the Global Citizen Live campaign include Michele Anthony for UMG, Francine Katsoudas, Tina Kennedy, Eric Ortner, Guy Oseary, Michael Rapino for Live Nation, Brian N. Sheth, Wassim “Sal” Slaiby, and Chris Stadler.

The program will be executive produced by Jane Y. Mun, creating partners Deviants Media, Diversified Production Services, Done and Dusted Productions, Ken Ehrlich Productions, Live Nation, Livewire Pictures, TMPL Motion Pictures, and U-Live.

• The Performances Line-Ups:

• Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India will deliver a video address at the event on the evening of September 25, 2021.

Global Citizen’ is a global advocacy organization that is working to end extreme poverty. ‘Global Citizen Live’ is a 24-hour event held on 25th and 26th September. It will involve live events in major cities, including Mumbai, New York, Paris, Rio De Janeiro, Sydney, Los Angeles, Lagos, and Seoul. In addition, the event will be broadcast in 120 countries and over multiple social media channels.

Sources: Global Citizen. Prime Minister’s Office, New Delhi.


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September 24, 2021

QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022 — The World's Best Universities for Graduate Employment

QS World University Rankings

QS World University Rankings

Photo Buildings at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Campus. Image Credit: Shih-Pei Chang.

LONDON, Sept. 23, 2021 — QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, have released their annual deep dive into the relationship between university choice and graduate employment outcomes. The result is the 2022 QS Graduate Employability Rankings: an independent list of the world’s top institutions for career-focused students.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is named global employability leader, achieving perfect scores in three of the five indicators used by QS to compile the table.

The QS Graduate Employability Rankings offer a more granular comparative examination of universities’ work to cultivate propitious pathways into high-quality employment. QS Employability rates Universities on partnerships with employers (including internships), the number of sectoral leaders among their alumni, the frequency with which employers are present on campus, and a location-adjusted graduate employment rate.

As the world recovers from the impact of the pandemic, the importance of graduating with the skills and qualities required by modern employers has never been greater.

Each of the universities ranked here has demonstrated an ability to produce graduates with the ‘soft skills’ required for the modern workplace. However, given the fierce competition for graduate roles worldwide, students should be seriously considering how their university can prepare them adequately for full-time employment by connecting them with global employers and ensuring they develop the necessary skills and knowledge.

If you’re concerned about your future career prospects and wondering which universities are competent to help you succeed, this QS ranking is a great place to start.

Highlights include:

Ben Sowter, Director of Research, QS, said: “Students are becoming increasingly conscious of the competitiveness of the global graduate jobs market and the ever-increasing financial costs of their educational investment. So such independent data must be available to them for making evidence-based decisions about their educational futures. Australian institutions perform better at the top than British ones, and various universities in Latin America and Asia outperform their overall rank. So it is clear that it is valuable to shine a unique light on outstanding employability performance - one that rewards institutions successfully fulfilling this critical aspect of their mission.”

• QS Graduate Employability 2022 Rankings

• Top 100

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, United States
  2. Stanford University Stanford, United States
  3. The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Los Angeles, United States
  4. The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  5. Harvard University, Cambridge, United States
  6. Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (Mainland)
  7. The University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
  8. The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
  9. Cornell University, Ithaca, United States
  10. The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
  11. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  12. Institut Polytechnique de Paris, Palaiseau Cedex, France
  13. University of Chicago, Chicago, United States
  14. Yale University, New Haven, United States
  15. Princeton University, Princeton, United States
  16. New York University (NYU), New York City, United States
  17. National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, Singapore
  18. Columbia University, New York City, United States
  19. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States
  20. UCL, London, United Kingdom
  21. The University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  22. ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Switzerland
  23. Peking University, Beijing, China (Mainland)
  24. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
  25. The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  26. Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
  27. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, United States
  28. Duke University, Durham, United States
  29. Northwestern University, Evanston, United States
  30. Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
  31. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC), Santiago, Chile
  32. The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Sydney, Australia
  33. Fudan University, Shanghai, China (Mainland)
  34. Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
  35. Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China (Mainland)
  36. Purdue University, West Lafayette, United States
  37. Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
  38. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, United States
  39. Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
  40. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, United States
  41. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China (Mainland)
  42. The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  43. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States
  44. Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
  45. Western University, London, Canada
  46. KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
  47. University of Texas at Austin, Austin, United States
  48. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, United Kingdom
  49. The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  50. University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
  51. National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei City, Taiwan
  52. Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  53. University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
  54. Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  55. Brown University, Providence, United States
  56. Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
  57. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, United States
  58. RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
  59. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States
  60. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, United States
  61. University of Washington, Seattle, United States
  62. University of Technology Sydney, Haymarket, Australia
  63. California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, United States
  64. The University of Queensland, Brisbane City, Australia
  65. The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, United States
  66. University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
  67. Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Tokyo, Japan
  68. King’s College London, London, United Kingdom
  69. The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  70. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  71. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
  72. Université PSL, France
  73. American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon
  74. RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  75. Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
  76. Osaka University, Osaka City, Japan
  77. KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Daejeon, South Korea
  78. The University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
  79. The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  80. Boston University, Boston, United States
  81. McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
  82. University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
  83. Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
  84. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico
  85. The Ohio State University, Columbus, United States
  86. Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
  87. Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  88. University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  89. City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR5
  90. Georgetown University, Washington D.C., United States
  91. Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  92. Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
  93. University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
  94. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain
  95. The University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  96. Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea
  97. Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
  98. Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  99. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  100. Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom

• 101-110

• 111-120

• 121-130

• 131-140

• 141-150

• 151-160

• 161-170

• 171-180

• 181-190

• 191-200

• 201-250

• 251-300

• 301-500

• 501+

Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds


• Do not confuse ‘QS Graduate Employability 2022 Rankings’ with the regular ‘QS World University Rankings 2022’, which QS has already published (also reported here) on June 9, 2021. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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September 22, 2021

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education U.S. College Rankings 2022

WSJ, THE, College Rankings

WSJ, THE, College Rankings

Photo: The University of Chicago Campus. Image Credit: Corey Seeman.

London/New York, September 22, 2021 — The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education U.S. College Ranking uses 15 performance indicators. It strives to answer the questions that matter most to students and their families. For example, how likely am I to graduate, pay off my loans, and get a good job? Does the college have plenty of resources to teach me properly? Would I be engaged and stretched in the classroom and get good access to my teachers? Is there a diverse campus community?

The 2022 ranking includes almost 800 colleges/universities.

Harvard University tops the table for the fifth year in a row. At the same time, Stanford University climbs two places to second, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale University drop one place to third and fourth, respectively.

Johns Hopkins University is the only newcomer in the top 10, ranking at the joint ninth place (up from 11th), while Emory University is the only newcomer in the top 20.

The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is the top public university for the second year in a row.

One new institution joins the table this year: the United States Military Academy, which ranks 47th.

• The student-focused WSJ/THE College Rankings differ considerably from the THE World University Rankings, which emphasize research excellence on a global scale.

All ranked institutions have an overall score and four pillar scores. However, for each pillar, only institutions ranked in the top 400 overall, or the top 400 in that pillar, have a publicly visible score.

The ranking adopts a balanced scorecard approach, with 15 individual performance indicators combined to create an overall score that reflects the broad strength of the institution.

Data comes from various sources: the U.S. government (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System - IPEDS), the College Scorecard, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the THE US Student Survey, the THE Academic Survey, and the Elsevier bibliometric dataset.

• WSJ/THE Ranking Methodology

The overall methodology explores four key areas:

• Resources (30%)

Does the college have the capacity to deliver teaching effectively? The Resources area represents 30 percent of the overall ranking. Within this, WSJ/THE look at:

• Engagement (20%)

Does the college effectively engage with its students? Most of the data in this area come from the THE US Student Survey. The Engagement area represents 20 percent of the overall ranking. Within this, WSJ/THE look at:

• Outcomes (40%)

Does the college generate reasonable and appropriate outputs? Does it add value to the students who attend? The Outcomes area represents 40 percent of the overall ranking.

Within this, WSJ/THE looks at:

• Environment (10%)

Is the college providing a good learning environment for all students? Does it make efforts to attract a diverse student body and faculty? The Environment area represents 10 percent of the overall ranking. Within this WSJ/THE looks at:

• Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education U.S. College Rankings 2022

• TOP 100

• 101-200

• 201-300

• 301-400

• 401-500

• 501-600

• > 600

Sources: The Wall Street Journal & Times Higher Education.

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September 21, 2021

Mastercard Names World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen Global Brand Ambassador

Mastercard, Magnus Carlsen

Photo: Mastercard Names World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen Global Brand Ambassador. Image provided by Mastercard.

Purchase, NY, September 21, 2021 — Mastercard announced today that it is naming Magnus Carlsen, the highest-rated chess player of all time, a Mastercard Global Brand Ambassador, as it adds chess to its coveted roster of sports sponsorships. Carlsen is a natural fit to join the company’s all-star lineup of ambassadors, including Lionel Messi, Naomi Osaka, Crystal Dunn, and Dan Carter. Further, as part of Mastercard’s commitment to bringing new and exciting Priceless Experiences to chess enthusiast cardholders, Mastercard is joining Meltwater Champions Chess Tour as an official partner, effective immediately.

With Carlsen and the Tour, Mastercard is curating a wide range of Priceless experiences and exclusive cardholder benefits via and upcoming promotions to help fans experience what they love about chess. For example, cardholders can register for the Chess Insights from World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen Experience starting today. Fans will get to join Carlsen during a live, virtual experience and listen to him speak about his passion for chess, with Carlsen answering select questions from the live audience throughout the digital experience. Those who attend the experience will also receive a one-month premium subscription to

“Expanding the influence of the game of chess has always been close to my heart. So to have Mastercard, which brings people and their passions together in meaningful ways, partner with the Tour is inspiring,” said Carlsen. “Chess has given me so many priceless experiences over the years, and I’m proud to join Mastercard to bring the sport forward to millions of fans worldwide.”

Chess has grown and evolved significantly over the last 18 months. Online tournaments have also brought the popularity of chess to new heights. More than 27 million hours of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour have been watched so far in its inaugural season, already more than all hours watched of chess on Twitch in 2019, with the Tour Finals remaining.

“Mastercard strives to connect people with their passions,” said Raja Rajamannar, chief Mastercard marketing and communications officer. “Teaming up with Magnus, widely regarded as the best chess player of all time, and the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour underscores our enthusiastic commitment to providing cardholders with Priceless Experiences that celebrate the physical and mental sport of chess. We’re excited to bring the global chess base closer to the game they love and to engage with new enthusiasts.”

“Having one of the most established brands in the sports world partner with us is an incredible moment not only for Magnus and the Tour but for the global chess community,” said Andreas Thome, CEO of Play Magnus Group. “With the Tour, we are proud that we have built a platform for global brands like Mastercard to activate with chess.”

Through this partnership, Mastercard will also create a chess-themed curriculum for its signature science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program, Girls4Tech™, continuing its commitment to promote gender equity and foster a future generation of female chess players.

Carlsen, a four-time World Chess Champion, started playing chess at a young age and quickly amazed the world with his prodigious talent for the game. At 13, Carlsen became the youngest Grandmaster at the time. Since becoming Chess World Champion in 2013 and the highest-rated player in history in 2014, the Norwegian Grandmaster has stayed at the top in classic, blitz, and rapid chess.

Over the past decade, Mastercard has developed one of the most well-rounded sports and entertainment portfolios globally. In 2018, Mastercard became the first global sponsor of League of Legends Esports in a multi-year partnership with Riot Games, signifying Mastercard’s support of the esports community. Mastercard’s sponsorship portfolio also includes partnerships across arts and culture, the culinary world, sports, and music.

Source: Mastercard

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Ambrane Signs Bollywood Diva 'Disha Patani' as its Brand Ambassador

Ambrane, Disha Patani

Photo: Ambrane Signs Bollywood Diva ‘Disha Patani’ as its Brand Ambassador. Image provided by Ambrane.

New Delhi, India, September 20, 2021 — Ambrane, one of the most prominent ‘Make in India’ mobile accessories brands, has roped in Bollywood Diva Disha Patani as its brand ambassador in India. With the multifaceted & fashionable Disha coming onboard, Ambrane aims to strengthen its network among the millennials. Disha is the latest to join the Ambrane family, which already includes the famous Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja as its Brand Ambassador.

Ambrane boasts a strong portfolio of high-quality products in India, ranging from power bank, audio, wearables, and more. The products are designed to match the ever-evolving consumer lifestyle, offering a complete mobile solution to users at the most affordable price points. With the keen objective to attract the young generation with a relevant fashion-forward offering in line with the brand DNA of quality and technology, Ambrane is taking the next step in its journey.

Mr. Ashok Rajpal, CEO & Founder, Ambrane India, said, “We are thrilled to join hands with Disha Patani. A fashion icon and a powerhouse of talent, Disha’s vibrant, exciting and vivacious personality make for a perfect fit with the style and panache of Ambrane. Disha is not only a style icon but also an inspiration to the youth. She has an incredible fan following, not just on-screen, but her influential presence on social media has captured the fellowship in millions. Moreover, her commitment to fitness and her love for dance, combined with her zesty personality, makes her an ideal choice for Ambrane.”

“Disha, with her very astounding performance, has carved a niche for herself in Bollywood. She is one of Bollywood’s leading stars and has received critical and popular acclaim for her style and work. However, it is her versatility that resonates with Ambrane’s identity. Through this association, we aim to ignite a stronger narrative for the brand,” he added.

Disha Patani commented, “Ambrane has simplified my everyday routine. The gadgets help me stay powered and charged in style. I am in love with the very dynamic product range. I am excited to be associated with Ambrane and looking forward to this collaboration.”

This festive season, Ambrane shall announce its integrated campaign with Disha. The outreach shall include all the Digital platforms along with fascinating outdoor executions & activations.

Source: Ambrane

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September 20, 2021

The World Photography Organisation announces the Judges and Exhibition Dates of the Sony World Photography Awards 2022

Sony World Photography Awards

Sony World Photography Awards

Photo: Open Entry, Lifestyle, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards. Photographer & Copyright © Arifayan Taiwo, Nigeria.

Sony World Photography Awards

Photo: Open Entry, Street Photography, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards. Photographer & Copyright © Marc Zetterblom, Sweden.

Sony World Photography Awards

Photo: Open Entry, Architecture, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards. Photographer & Copyright © Jim Kateluzos, United States of America.

London, September 20, 2021 — The World Photography Organisation has announced the judging panel for the Sony World Photography Awards 2022 and upcoming exhibition dates. The Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition returns to Somerset House, London, in April 2022 and in November, for the first time, will be on show in Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.

Now in its 15th year, the Sony World Photography Awards are one of the world’s leading photography competitions, celebrating the best contemporary photography from across the globe and providing photographers with significant exposure and career-building opportunities.

Sony supports the Awards to help develop photographic culture by giving a global platform to today’s talent. Entry to the Awards is entirely free, and photographers are judged anonymously by a panel of industry-leading judges.


This year’s jury brings a range of knowledge and expertise from varied photographic backgrounds.

Professional Competition

Open and Youth Competition

Student Competition


In 2022 the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition returns to Somerset House, London, from April 15 - May 2, 2022, followed by its first-ever presentation at the Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, from November 10 - December 11, 2022.

Dates for the Sony World Photography Awards 2021 exhibition in various European venues:

Scott Gray, Founder, and CEO of, World Photography Organisation, says: We are delighted to once again welcome visitors to exhibitions of the Sony World Photography Awards across Europe and look forward to collaborating with long-time and new partners Somerset House, London, and Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool. Although challenging, the last two years have highlighted the importance of the Awards in providing a valuable platform for rewards and opportunities and bringing together a global community that elevates and champions the extraordinary and creative work of contemporary photographers.


The Sony World Photography Awards opened on June 1, 2021.

Deadlines across the Awards’ four competitions are:

All category winners of the Professional, Open, Youth, and Student competitions will receive digital imaging equipment from Sony. In addition, cash prizes of $25,000 (USD) will be presented to the Photographer of the Year and $5,000 (USD) to the Open Photographer of the Year. Furthermore, all winning and shortlisted photographers’ works will be exhibited at the annual Sony World Photography Awards exhibition in London and then internationally. In addition, the World Photography Organisation would publish the winning images in the yearly Awards book.

Source: The World Photography Organisation

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September 19, 2021

University Grants Commission (UGC) India asks Universities to promptly attend to Requests/Inquiries concerning Verification/Authentication of Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates awarded by them.


UGC India

UGC India

New Delhi, August 16, 2021, — University Grants Commission (UGC) India has sent a letter to the University Vice-Chancellors. The letter asks them to ensure that their respective institutions pay prompt attention to the requests/inquiries concerning the Verification/Authentication of Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates they have awarded.

UGC has directed the universities to timely respond to all such inquiries in the students’ interest.

Source: University Grants Commission (UGC) India



UGC India

— UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 —

• University Grants Commission has sent the following communication to the Vice-Chancellors of all Universities:

Sub: Implementation of Guidelines for Gender Champions in Educational Institutions.

Dear Madam/Sir,


Source: University Grants Commission (UGC) India

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September 18, 2021

Ford Motor Company submits All−Electric Police Pilot Vehicle to Michigan State Police for Zero Emissions Testing.

Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company

Photos: Ford’s All-Electric Police Pilot Vehicle. Images provided by Ford Motor Company.

DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 17, 2021 - Ford is paving the way for electric police fleets in America. As part of its more than $30 billion investment in electrification through 2025, Ford explores all-electric, purpose-built law enforcement vehicles.

The company is submitting an all-electric police pilot vehicle based on the 2021 Mustang Mach-E SUV for testing as part of the Michigan State Police 2022 Model Year Police Evaluation. Ford will demonstrate that a car with an electric powertrain can deliver strong performance and stand up to demanding police duty cycles. Ford will use the pilot program testing as a benchmark while exploring purpose-built electric police vehicles in the future. Law enforcement demand for all-electric vehicles is growing worldwide.

Last week, Ford introduced a new Mustang Mach-E police concept car in the United Kingdom that has police agencies lining up for a chance to try it out.

Ford Motor Company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a full line of connected, increasingly electrified passenger and commercial vehicles: Ford trucks, utility vehicles, vans, cars, and Lincoln luxury vehicles. In addition, the company is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, connected vehicle services, and mobility solutions, including self-driving technology. Ford employs about 182,000 people worldwide.

Source: Ford Motor Company

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September 16, 2021

South Asian Fashion Label holiCHIC spiced up New York Fashion Week (NYFW) with Indian-Inspired Collection.

NYC-Based South Asian Fashion Brand makes its debut at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) in partnership with Flying Solo NYC and Product of Culture.

New York Fashion Week

Photo: Creative Director, Pooja Desai Shah (left), Founder and Designer, Megha Rao (right). Image provided by holiCHIC.

New York Fashion Week

Photo: Three looks from the holiCHIC x Flying Solo NYFW Show. Image provided by holiCHIC.

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2021 — Founder and Designer Megha Rao and Creative Director Pooja Desai Shah from Indo-Western fashion label holiCHIC made their mark at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) in partnership with a local retailer, Flying Solo. The show opened with a look that represented the brand and everything it stands for: a traditional Indian sari paired with classic jeans and a t-shirt.

The visual and literal juxtaposition of East and West with a sari set against the skyline was a full-circle moment for the designer. holiCHIC developed well before the brand’s official launch in 2014; Growing up as an Indian-American in NYC, Megha Rao faced the task of learning to embrace both identities and molding them into one and found it best to express her individuality through fashion.

“Many Indian-Americans face the battle of which identity to embrace, but seeing it in fashion and on the runway gives them the courage to accept both whole-heartedly. We see our culture embraced on the runway - it’s not Indian or American, it’s both,” shares Founder and Designer Megha Rao when discussing how she views the impact of seeing holiCHIC at NYFW.

holiCHIC announced their retail partnership with Flying Solo in August, where the multi-designer retail store houses the brand’s top sellers and newest collections. In addition, each year, the retailer hosts a fashion show as an opportunity for many small brands they work with to showcase their upcoming collections to the public - holiCHIC was one of the brands selected to take part in the show. Alongside their retail partnership, holiCHIC teamed up with Product of Culture to develop their fashion show. Founded by Archana Misra Jain and Monika Sharma, Product of Culture is a WOC-founded and funded collective dedicated to amplifying South Asian brands and creators. Paired with music and visuals by DJ USA, art by @ManasiArya, Tesher, Jay Sean, Payal Kadakia, Richa Moorjani, and Deepica Mutyala were among the South Asian celebrities, entrepreneurs, and influencers to show their support. The fashion label concluded NYFW with an impactful weekend for both the brand and the South Asian community.

As a first-generation Indian American, designer Megha Rao got constantly inspired by her two contrasting worlds of East & West. This fuse was the driving force behind the creation of her brand, holiCHIC. Empowered by the vibrancy of South Asian culture, their designs are rich in detail, derived from century-old Indian craftsmanship techniques, flattering silhouettes, hand-dyed fabrics, and intricate artisanal embroideries.

The brand’s mission is to keep South Asian culture alive through the expression of fashion. The label represents a thoughtful movement of creating meaningful garments for versatility and longevity. Allowing you to shop more sustainably, building your wardrobe with timeless staples you can wear season after season.

Source: holiCHIC by Megha

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Recipes from India: Cookpad aims to put Daily Recipe Inspiration into more people's hands across India.


Cookpad Community Event

Photo: Cookpad Author Community Event in Bangalore, India.

BENGALURU, India, Sept. 15, 2021 — Cookpad, the global recipe-sharing service and community of home cooks, endeavors to provide daily recipe inspiration to more smartphone users across the country.

Cookpad is already available in India on the mobile app and the web in six different languages (English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, and Bengali), reflecting the diversity of cooking in the land.

Cookpad is a recipe-sharing service and a lively community where people can browse and search over half a million community-generated recipes, create and share new ideas and connect with others through cooking.

“I’ve watched Cookpad’s community in India evolve and grow over the past four years,” said Shriniwas Mutnure, Business Head, Cookpad India. “It’s like one big family that comes together to share their love of cooking, find daily inspiration, and have fun together every day. So to have the opportunity to welcome millions of new cooks into our community potentially is something that the team here in India is extremely excited about.”

Founded on a mission to make everyday cooking fun, Cookpad believes that helping more people to enjoy home cooking will lead to happier and healthier lives for people, communities, and the planet.

“We exist to make everyday cooking fun for the global population,” said Tomoya Yasuda, Cookpad Global’s Managing Director. “To achieve that, we need to adapt Cookpad to make it accessible to even more people.”

Besides providing access to community recipes, Cookpad regularly hosts weekly recipe challenges, events, workshops and helps connect like-minded people across the cooking community.

Cookpad is the world’s largest recipe-sharing service and global community of home cooks. Around 100 million people around the globe use Cookpad every month, and people have created over 6 million recipes in more than 70 countries. Cookpad launched in India in 2017, intending to become a source of simple and delicious everyday cooking inspiration, supporting the country’s keen interest in home cooking. Over half a million recipes have been shared on Cookpad India to date.

Cookpad ( is available in six different languages in India on the mobile app and the web.

Source: Cookpad

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September 15, 2021

TIME announces its Annual List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

TIME — Most Influential People 2021

Photos: 2021 TIME100 Covers.

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2021 — Today, TIME revealed the 2021 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The issue has seven worldwide covers, each highlighting a member of the TIME100: Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, gymnast Simone Biles, actor Kate Winslet, singer-songwriter Billie Eilish, director-general of the World Trade Organization Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, CEO of NVIDIA Jensen Huang and writer Cathy Park Hong.

The TIME100 includes surprising pairings of the list members and the guest contributors TIME selects to write about them. The eighteenth annual list features:

Of the 2021 TIME100 list, TIME CEO and editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal writes, “I find the reason for optimism… in our 18th annual TIME100 list of the world’s most influential people. It features extraordinary leaders worldwide working to build a better future, from entertainers striving to make Hollywood more inclusive to activists fighting for sustainability and human rights. They are disrupters, fixers, doers, iconoclasts, problem solvers — people who in a year of crisis have leaped into the fray.”

For the second year in a row, TIME Studios and ABC will bring the annual TIME100 list of the world’s most influential people to life with a particular primetime television event, “TIME100,” airing Monday, Sept. 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. The special offers an inside look at the pioneers, artists, leaders, icons, titans, and innovators comprising the 2021 list, along with special performances and surprise appearances.

Source: TIME

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Tanishq Launches 'Stunning Every Ear'



Photo: Left to Right- Ranjani Krishnaswamy, GM, Marketing, Tanishq, Titan Company Ltd., and Mira Kapoor.

MUMBAI, India, September 15, 2021 — India’s top jewelry retailer, Tanishq, from Tata Group, launched its latest and most comprehensive range of Earrings - ‘Stunning Every Ear’ on September 14, 2021. With this new launch, the brand has expanded the designs and variety of earrings, offering something for every woman’s style. Each pair of earrings has a story to tell and a personality of its own, making it a perfect match for all, the company said.

“This largest ever assortment, available across 360+ Tanishq stores in India, consists of more than 2000 pairs of earrings products in 16 forms and across 29 categories. Tanishq has crafted the range in gold, diamonds, and platinum, including daily wear, office wear, festive wear, and wedding wear. The collection ranges from classic gold and diamond studs to intricate designs in gold or Kundan traditional Jhumkas while embracing the boldness of modernity with a touch of tradition. There is truly something for every occasion,” Tanishq spokesperson stated.

Ranjani Krishnaswamy, GM, Marketing, Tanishq, Titan Company Ltd., said, “Earrings are women’s true companion, while each pair of earrings has a story to tell they also reflect a personality of its own. The new & exciting range of earrings is designed keeping in mind the quintessential women of today who believe jewelry is an extension of their personality. Through this new launch, we are offering the widest line-up ever of Earrings under one roof. With more than 2000 products and over 29 categories to choose from, we indeed intend to change the vocabulary around earrings and make our women look stunning every day!”

Speaking at the launch, Mira Kapoor said, “I have always loved the delicate and up-to-date designs Tanishq launches. The brand has played a vital role in some of the most important occasions of my life. I am delighted and excited to be a part of the launch of the ‘Stunning Every Ear’ collection at Tanishq. The collection is unique and diversified, much like every Indian woman.”

Tanishq offers Gold, Diamonds & Platinum jewelry in over 5000 traditional, western, and fusion looks. The Tanishq retail chain currently spreads across 360+ exclusive boutiques in more than 200 cities in India.

Source: Tanishq

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September 14, 2021

QS Global MBA & Business Masters 2022 — The World's Best Schools and Programs for Future Business Leaders

QS Global MBA Rankings

QS Global MBA Rankings, Stanford University

Photo: Knight Management Center of Stanford Graduate School of Business. Palo Alto, California. Image Credit: Corey Seeman.

LONDON, Sept. 13, 2021 — QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global business school analysts, released their annual suite of rankings identifying the world’s premier study destinations for aspiring future business leaders. The evaluation comprises the QS World University Rankings: Global Full-Time MBA, and a series of specialized high-demand Business Masters Rankings, providing insight to those wishing to undertake a course of study in a career-enhancing qualification in high demand among employers. Stanford GSB is named the world’s number-one MBA, while Harvard Business School rises from 4th to joint-second, shared with The Wharton School.

QS compiles its Business Masters Rankings according to program performance in five key metrics: Employability, Entrepreneurship & Alumni Outcomes, Return on Investment, Thought Leadership, and Class & Faculty Diversity.

• QS Global Full-Time MBA Rankings

• Top 100

  1. Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford (CA), United States
  2. Harvard Business School, Boston (MA), United States
  3. Penn (Wharton), Philadelphia (PA), United States
  4. HEC Paris, Jouy en Josas, France
  5. MIT (Sloan), Cambridge (MA), United States
  6. London Business School, London, United Kingdom
  7. IE Business School, Madrid, Spain
  8. INSEAD, Paris/Singapore, France
  9. Columbia Business School. New York (NY), United States
  10. IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
  11. UC Berkeley (Haas), Berkeley (CA), United States
  12. Chicago (Booth), Chicago (IL), United Kingdom
  13. Esade Business School, Barcelona, Spain
  14. Oxford (Said), Oxford, United Kingdom
  15. UCLA (Anderson), Los Angeles (CA), United States
  16. Northwestern (Kellogg), Evanston (IL), United States
  17. Cambridge (Judge), Cambridge, United Kingdom
  18. Yale School of Management, New Haven (CT), United States
  19. NYU (Stern), New York (NY), United States
  20. Michigan (Ross), Ann Arbor (MI), United States
  21. Imperial College Business School, London, United Kingdom
  22. Duke (Fuqua), Durham (NC), United States
  23. SDA Bocconi, Milan, Italy
  24. Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
  25. IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland
  26. Melbourne Business School, Melbourne, Australia
  27. ESSEC Business School, Paris & Singapore, France
  28. National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, Singapore
  29. Nanyang NTU Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
  30. Erasmus (RSM), Rotterdam, Netherlands
  31. Warwick Business School, Coventry, United Kingdom
  32. Cornell University (Johnson), Ithaca (NY), United States
  33. Boston University (Questrom), Boston (MA), United States
  34. UNSW (AGSM), Sydney, Australia
  35. USC (Marshall), Los Angeles (CA), United States
  36. CEIBS, Shanghai, China (Mainland)
  37. University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong SAR
  38. Mannheim Business School, Mannheim, Germany
  39. University of Texas at Austin (McCombs), Austin (TX), United States
  40. Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper), Pittsburgh (PA), United States
  41. University of Toronto (Rotman), Toronto (ON), Canada
  42. EDHEC Business School, Nice, France
  43. Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  44. Indiana University (Kelley), Bloomington (IN), United States
  45. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad, India
  46. HKUST, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong SAR
  47. University of Manchester (Alliance), Manchester, United Kingdom
  48. ESCP Europe, Paris, London, France
  49. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bangalore, India
  50. EGADE Business School, Mexico City, Mexico
  51. Dartmouth College (Tuck), Hanover (NH), United States
  52. The University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  53. University of Virginia (Darden), Charlottesville (VA), United States
  54. EM Lyon Business School, Lyon, France
  55. University of Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  56. Georgia Tech (Scheller), Atlanta (GA), United States
  57. Georgetown University (McDonough), Washington (DC), United States
  58. WHU (Otto Beisheim), Dusseldorf, Germany
  59. Shanghai Jiao Tong (Antai), Shanghai/Shenzhen/Singapore, China (Mainland)
  60. Emory University (Goizueta), Atlanta (GA), United States
  61. Vlerick Business School, Brussels, Belgium
  62. University of Florida (Warrington), Gainesville (FL), United States
  63. University of Minnesota (Carlson), Minneapolis (MN), United States
  64. Queen’s University (Smith), Kingston (ON), Canada
  65. Texas A&M (Mays), College Station (TX), United States
  66. University of Washington (Foster), Seattle (WA), United States
  67. University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler), Chapel Hill (NC), United States
  68. CUHK Business School, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong SAR
  69. Fudan University, Shanghai, China (Mainland)
  70. Michigan State University (Eli Broad), East Lansing (MI), United States
  71. Western (Ivey), London (ON), Canada
  72. Monash Business School, Melbourne, Australia
  73. McGill (Desautels), Montreal (QC), Canada
  74. Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield, United Kingdom
  75. IIM Calcutta, Kolkata, India
  76. Vanderbilt (Owen), Nashville (TN), United States
  77. City’s Business School, London, United Kingdom
  78. Durham University Business School, Durham, United Kingdom
  79. AUB (Suliman S. Olayan), Beirut, Lebanon
  80. George Washington, Washington (DC), United States
  81. Rochester (Simon), Rochester (NY), United States
  82. York (Schulich), Toronto (ON), Canada
  83. MGSM Macquarie, Sydney, Australia
  84. Rice (Jones), Houston (TX), United States
  85. UBC (Sauder), Vancouver (BC), Canada
  86. Washington University (Olin), St Louis (MO), United States
  87. Penn State (Smeal), University Park (PS), United States
  88. Politecnico di Milano School of Management, Milan, Italy
  89. ESMT Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  90. TIAS Business School, Tilburg, Netherlands
  91. Indian School of Business, Hyderabad/Mohali, India
  92. Babson College (Olin), Babson Park (MA), United States
  93. INCAE Business School, Alajuela, Costa Rica
  94. UQ Business School, Brisbane, Australia
  95. Ohio State (Fisher), Columbus (OH), United States
  96. Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  97. North Carolina State (Jenkins), Raleigh (NC), United States
  98. IESEG School of Management, Paris, France
  99. UT Dallas (Naveen), Richardson (TX), United States

• 101-110

• 111-120

• 121-130

• 131-140

• 141-150

• 151-200

• 201-250

Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds

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Ana de Armas Stars in Natural Diamond Council's Campaign for a Second Consecutive Year

The new “For Moments Like No Other” campaign celebrates a brilliant, energetic return to adventure, wanderlust, new connections, and romantic instances, showcasing the integral role of natural diamonds in celebrating life.

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Natural Diamond Council Photo: Ana de Armas Stars in Natural Diamond Council’s Campaign for a Second Consecutive Year.

MUMBAI, India, Sept. 14, 2021 — The Natural Diamond Council (NDC) has announced the launch of its second global “For Moments Like No Other” advertising campaign inspired by the “Love Life” thought. The campaign stars the actress and NDC Global Ambassador, Ana de Armas.

“Ms. de Armas radiates throughout the Mallorca, Spain-shot campaign, fully embodying “Love Life” as an inspirational call to action and rejoicing in various social settings as natural diamonds help generate new memories. The Natural Diamond Council approached Ms. de Armas for the sophomore “For Moments Like No Other” campaign as she radiantly captures a zest for life alongside a deep appreciation of natural diamonds. Gregarious, confident, talented, and worldly, she is a fitting ambassador for the Natural Diamond Council’s unique, international mission,” NDC spokesperson said.

“Diamond jewelry sales have seen record-breaking growth as we emerge from the pandemic,” said David Kellie, CEO of Natural Diamond Council. “Consumers are eager to create new memories, and natural diamonds are synonymous with celebrating life’s moments. This campaign emanates the ‘Love Life’ manifesto to the core. We’re thrilled to have Ana de Armas back with us for another year to share the magic of natural diamonds with a global audience.”

“I hope this campaign brings joy and hope to everyone. I hope that it inspires people to love stronger, enjoy every minute, and cherish the moments of happiness with their loved ones. It was an amazing experience working with this incredible team, and I couldn’t be happier to be working again with the Natural Diamond Council,” said Ms. de Armas.

Ms. de Armas wears an 11-piece diamond jewelry collection custom-designed for the campaign by the Brooklyn-based jewelry designer Malyia McNaughton.

“The TVC captures the prevailing sentiment of positivity and optimism as the world opens up and we get the opportunity to celebrate the meaningful moments of life with our loved ones. There is no better expression of this love and affection than forever, emotion-evoking natural diamonds. Ana brings alive these emotions through her spontaneity. We hope it inspires everyone to love life and enjoy their diamond jewelry this festive season,” says Richa Singh, Managing Director - India & Middle East, Natural Diamond Council.

The Natural Diamond Council (NDC) advances diamonds’ desirability by publishing trends and sharing information with consumers on the ultimate timeless and natural luxury good. The NDC also works to support the integrity of the natural diamond industry, providing transparency and insight on the ethics, sustainability, and progress of this sector.

Source: Natural Diamond Council


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