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June 29, 2022

QS reveals the World's Best Cities for Students.


QS Best Student Cities


QS Best Student Cities


LONDON, June 29, 2022 — QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, published today the 10th edition of the QS Best Student Cities rankings, which enable students to compare 140 premier educational destinations, including 30 new entries.

London retains its status as the world’s best student city for the fourth consecutive edition. Munich (2nd =) shares its silver medal with Seoul (2nd =). Zurich (4th) and Melbourne (5th) break into the top 5, while Edinburgh (10th) joins the top 10.

London’s leadership is supported by:


• RANKING HIGHLIGHTS


• RANKING METHODOLOGY

QS ranks cities with a population of at least 250,000 and at least two universities in the QS World University Rankings. The ranking offers a powerful lens into the sentiments of both prospective and former students, with over 98,000 survey responses contributing to the Desirability (prospective students) and Student View (former students) indexes.


• QS BEST STUDENT CITIES

RANK — CITY

  1. London, United Kingdom
  2. Munich, Germany
  3. Seoul, South Korea
  4. Zurich, Switzerland
  5. Melbourne, Australia
  6. Berlin, Germany
  7. Tokyo, Japan
  8. Paris, France
  9. Sydney, Australia
  10. Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  11. Boston, United States
  12. Hong Kong, SAR Hong Kong
  13. Singapore, Singapore
  14. Montreal, Canada
  15. Toronto, Canada
  16. Vienna, Austria
  17. Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe, Japan
  18. New York, United States
  19. Lausanne, Switzerland
  20. Vancouver, Canada
  21. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  22. Stockholm, Sweden
  23. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  24. Brisbane, Australia
  25. Glasgow, United Kingdom
  26. Manchester, United Kingdom
  27. San Francisco, United States
  28. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  29. Beijing, China (Mainland)
  30. Los Angeles, United States
  31. Adelaide, Australia
  32. Barcelona, Spain
  33. Taipei, Taiwan
  34. Perth, Australia
  35. Canberra, Australia
  36. Shanghai, China (Mainland)
  37. Auckland, New Zealand
  38. Dublin, Ireland
  39. Prague, Czech Republic
  40. Chicago, United States
  41. Coventry, United Kingdom
  42. Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  43. Leuven, Belgium
  44. Madrid, Spain
  45. Birmingham, United Kingdom
  46. Lyon, France
  47. Copenhagen, Denmark
  48. Milan, Italy
  49. Bristol, United Kingdom
  50. Nottingham, United Kingdom
  51. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  52. Istanbul, Turkey
  53. Brussels, Belgium
  54. Gothenburg, Sweden
  55. Ottawa, Canada
  56. Leeds, United Kingdom
  57. Bangkok, Thailand
  58. Warsaw, Poland
  59. Liverpool, United Kingdom
  60. Santiago, Chile
  61. Sheffield, United Kingdom
  62. Brno, Czech Republic
  63. Atlanta, United States
  64. Philadelphia, United States
  65. Washington DC, United States
  66. Budapest, Hungary
  67. Helsinki, Finland
  68. Aberdeen, United Kingdom
  69. Mexico City, Mexico
  70. Lisbon, Portugal
  71. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  72. Daejeon, South Korea
  73. Pittsburgh, United States
  74. Rome, Italy
  75. Almaty, Kazakhstan
  76. Durham, United States
  77. Ankara, Turkey
  78. Cape Town, South Africa
  79. Toulouse, France
  80. San Diego, United States
  81. Brighton, United Kingdom
  82. Seattle, United States
  83. Graz, Austria
  84. Nanjing, China (Mainland)
  85. Christchurch, New Zealand
  86. Sao Paulo, Brazil
  87. Valencia, Spain
  88. Stuttgart, Germany
  89. Hsinchu, Taiwan
  90. Baltimore, United States
  91. Krakow, Poland
  92. Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
  93. Gold Coast, Australia
  94. Cairo, Egypt
  95. Leicester, United Kingdom
  96. Monterrey, Mexico
  97. Johannesburg, South Africa
  98. Wuhan, China (Mainland)
  99. Bogota, Colombia
  100. Miami, United States
  101. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  102. Houston, United States
  103. Mumbai, India
  104. Athens, Greece
  105. Beirut, Lebanon
  106. Quebec, Canada
  107. Nagoya, Japan
  108. Riga, Latvia
  109. Vilnius, Lithuania
  110. Guangzhou, China (Mainland)
  111. Manila, Philippines
  112. Lima, Peru
  113. Amman, Jordan
  114. Bangalore, India
  115. Tainan, Taiwan
  116. Dallas, United States
  117. Wroclaw, Poland
  118. Busan, South Korea
  119. Montpellier, France
  120. Bandung, Indonesia
  121. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  122. Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  123. Gwangju, South Korea
  124. Jakarta, Indonesia
  125. Chennai, India
  126. Baku, Azerbaijan
  127. Surabaya, Indonesia
  128. Kaunas, Lithuania
  129. Delhi, India
  130. Quito, Ecuador
  131. Timisoara, Romania
  132. Bucharest, Romania
  133. Taichung, Taiwan
  134. Albany, United States
  135. Montevideo, Uruguay
  136. Denver, United States
  137. Iasi, Romania
  138. Xi’an, China (Mainland)
  139. Irbid, Jordan
  140. Łódź, Poland

Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds

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June 27, 2022

Myntra StyleCast rolls out the Campus Ambassador Program, kickstarting the journey for 500 aspiring young creators from leading colleges.



Myntra StyleCast


Photo: Myntra StyleCast rolls out Campus Ambassador Program.


BANGALORE, India, June 27, 2022 — Strengthening its proposition for Gen-Z further, Myntra announces the launch of its Campus Ambassador program, onboarding 500 aspiring fashion influencers from leading colleges across tier-1 and tier-2 cities in the country to engage deeply with its thriving cohort of Gen-Z consumers.

Myntra announced that the Campus Ambassador program is a part of the overall Myntra StyleCast Creator initiative, which comprises over 1000 uber-trendy and fashion-first Gen-Z influencers with a deep passion for creating fresh digital content. Myntra chooses campus influencers based on their relevance with the Gen-Z audience, understanding of the content creation industry, their knack for edgy and trendy fashion, and their diversity and reach. Through this program, Myntra will enable opportunities for these young, budding fashion enthusiasts to learn the ropes of content creation and hone their skills. In addition, they will also get the chance to be mentored by some of the famous macro Myntra Style Squad influencers and be featured on Myntra’s live commerce propositions, Myntra-Studio and M-Live, and social media channels.

The Campus Squad includes an array of students aged 17-21 years from some of the leading institutions in the country, including the Indian Institute of Art & Design, Pearl Academy, NIFT, Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University, Mount Carmel College - Bengaluru, Indian Institute of Fashion Technology and Symbiosis Institute of Design - Pune to name a few. These campus ambassadors are the faces of Myntra StyleCast on their respective campuses. According to Myntra, they are among the coolest and the most fashionable kids on campus that everyone looks up to for their fresh and edgy fashion sensibilities. With Gen-Z’s heavy reliance on social media influencers for shopping inspiration, this program will help Myntra StyleCast amplify its share of voice on social media and drive end conversions on Myntra, creating a higher volume of contextual and engaging content.

As Myntra continues to strengthen its offering for fashion-forward customers across tiers, age groups, and genders, the creator-backed commerce plays a crucial role in regulating decision-making and awareness amongst the consumer groups in question.

The top trending categories on Myntra StyleCast include dresses, tops, jeans, and t-shirts, which make up 55% of the overall demand for the class.

Padmakumar Pal, Vice President & Business Head - Apparel, Myntra, said, “We are excited to launch the Campus Ambassador program, as it provides budding influencers an opportunity to grow in the creator ecosystem and become the country’s leading fashion influencers.

Myntra is one of India’s leading platforms for fashion brands.

Source: Myntra

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June 23, 2022

Olympic Day 2022: Sport as a Bridge in a Divided World


Olympics


Photo: IOC President Thomas Bach attends the Olympic Day celebration at a local school in Skopje. Image provided by & copyright © IOC/Greg Martin.


On Olympic Day, while the world is moving together for peace, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has reiterated the role sport can play in building bridges in our divided world and promoting global solidarity.

“The Olympic Games, which unite the entire world in peaceful competition, are a powerful symbol of peace,” said President Bach. “Our Olympic mission is not political. Our Olympic mission is humanitarian.”

Recently, global humanitarian issues have forced the world to reflect. Ongoing conflicts and the growing number of people displaced worldwide have reaffirmed an urgent need for solidarity and peace in our divided world.

On 23 June, as Olympic Day promotes this year’s message of “Together, for a Peaceful World,” the IOC President stressed that the need for solidarity and peace remains the guiding principle of the Olympic Movement and highlights the symbolic importance of the Olympic Games. “Without solidarity, there is no peace,” he said.

“In these divisive and contentious times, people worldwide are longing for a unifying force that brings humankind together. In this respect, the Olympic Movement has a lot to offer with our mission to unite the entire world in peaceful competition,” Bach continued.

Olympic Day 2022: #MoveForPeace

Celebrated every year on 23 June since 1948, Olympic Day provides a moment for everyone to come together and get active with purpose.

This year, as the world continues seeking togetherness, the IOC and the Olympic Movement highlight the power of sport to build a better world by bringing people together in peace. As part of this, people are encouraged to move together for peace today through various local physical and digital activities.

Over 135 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) have registered their commitment to Olympic Day by hosting activities such as Olympic Day runs, outdoor games for families, introductions to new sports, meetings with Olympians, and workshops on the Olympic values. In addition, IOC will organize Digital initiatives, such as virtual Olympic challenges, online workouts, virtual live chats with Olympians, online quizzes, and webinars on the Olympic values worldwide.

Everyone can join by sharing how they are moving on Olympic Day with #MoveForPeace and #OlympicDay, International Olympic Committee said.

Source: IOC

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June 21, 2022

VIKTOR&ROLF ANNOUNCES FKA TWIGS AS THE FACE OF NEW FRAGRANCE 'GOOD FORTUNE'


VIKTOR&ROLF


Photo: FKA twigs for Viktor&Rolf by SeanSeng. Image provided by & copyright © Viktor&Rolf.


VIKTOR&ROLF


PARIS, June 21, 2022 — Viktor&Rolf has announced that acclaimed singer, dancer, and actress FKA twigs will be the face of GOOD FORTUNE, the brand’s new fragrance.

FKA twigs is a Grammy Award-nominated artist whose innovations across the fields of music, visual arts, and dance represent future worlds and draw from past ones.

She debuted as a songwriter and singer in 2012 with EP1. Like her dancing, her music draws on various electronic, R&B, and trip-hop styles. Her Mercury Prize-nominated debut album, LP1, was released in August 2014. She directed four videos for her third EP, M3LL155X (read as Melissa), and Soundtrack 7, a dance film created and filmed at the Manchester International Festival. She has collaborated with Dua Lipa and The Weeknd.

“We’ve been fans of twigs for years,” say Viktor&Rolf designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, “and we’re happy to welcome her to the Viktor&Rolf family. Not only is she one of today’s biggest pop stars, but she’s also hugely creative. She’s an icon and absolutely the right personality for GOOD FORTUNE.”

“I’ve always loved perfume,” says FKA twigs. “Scent has always been an integral part of my sensory world, and creatively collaborating with Viktor&Rolf on this project has been very fulfilling. I feel there’s this bond that unites us. Becoming part of their universe feels like magic, a dream come true.”

Following the ongoing success of FLOWERBOMB, launched in 2005, Viktor&Rolf unveiled GOOD FORTUNE. With this significant new statement, the brand has created a fragrance that expresses modern spirituality, inviting women wanting to embrace their inner modern mystic to follow their way to make their destiny.

FKA twigs will feature in a mystical ‘new-genre’ campaign film directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, to be released later this month. Legendary fashion photographers Inez & Vinoodh created the campaign’s magnetic still photography.

The campaign’s soundtrack, “Killer,” was tailor-made for the campaign by FKA twigs and will be officially unveiled in conjunction with the GOOD FORTUNE campaign.

Source: Viktor&Rolf Fragrances

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June 19, 2022

Prime Minister Modi launches Historic Torch Relay for 44th Chess Olympiad.

• India to host Chess Olympiad for the first time.


Chess Olympiad Relay


Photo: Prime Minister Modi launches the torch relay for the 44th Chess Olympiad in New Delhi on June 19, 2022.


New Delhi, June 19, 2022 — Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India launched the historic torch relay for the 44th Chess Olympiad today at Indira Gandhi Stadium, New Delhi. FIDE (World Chess Federation) President Arkady Dvorkovich handed over the torch to the Prime Minister, who handed it over to Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand. This torch will visit 75 cities in 40 days before the final culmination at Mahabalipuram near Chennai. At every location, chess grandmasters of the state will receive the torch. Prime Minister Modi also made the Khelo Chess Ceremonial move, followed by Ms. Koneru Humpy making a move. Union Ministers Shri Anurag Singh Thakur and Shri Nisith Pramanik, Chess players and enthusiasts, Ambassadors, and Chess Officials were also present.

FIDE (World Chess Federation) President Arkady Dvorkovich thanked the Government of India for starting the new tradition of the torch relay, which will popularise and galvanize the game worldwide. “FIDE is grateful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his presence and honoring us,” he said. The FIDE President hoped that Chess would become part of all schools across India and worldwide. He said, “India is the fastest-growing Chess country today, and you have all grounds to be proud of that. We are grateful for your leadership for all the fantastic work you are doing in the interest of Chess.”

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said, “Today, the first torch relay for Chess Olympiad games is starting from India. India will host the Chess Olympiad games for the first time this year. We are proud that a sport, starting from its birthplace and leaving its mark worldwide, has become a passion for many countries.” He continued, “Centuries ago, the torch of this sport went to the whole world in the form of Chaturanga from India. Today the first Olympiad torch of Chess is also coming out of India. Today, when India is celebrating its 75th year of independence, Amrit Mahotsav, this Chess Olympiad torch will also go to 75 cities of the country.” He said, “FIDE has decided that the torch relay for each Chess Olympiad game will start from India itself. This honor is not only the honor of India but also the recognition of this glorious heritage of Chess. I congratulate FIDE and all its members for this”

The Prime Minister dwelled on the Indian heritage in Chess. He said, “our ancestors invented games like Chaturanga or Chess for analytical and problem-solving brains. Chess, via India, reached many countries and became very popular. Today, Chess is being used in schools as an educational tool for young people, for children.” He noted that India has consistently improved its Chess performance in recent years. India’s contingent in the Chess Olympiad is the biggest this year.

The Prime Minister talked about many lessons that Chess gives us in our lives. Underlining the need for the proper support for everyone irrespective of their place in life, the Prime Minister said, “Just like every piece of Chess has its unique strength and a unique ability. It becomes the most powerful if you make the right move with a piece and use its power properly. This specialty of Chessboard gives us a big message about life. If given the right support and environment, no goal is impossible even for the weakest.”

The Prime Minister highlighted another lesson from Chess: “Another great feature of the game of Chess is farsightedness. Chess tells us that real success comes from far-sighted rather than short-term success.”

The 44th Chess Olympiad will take place in Chennai from July 28 to August 10, 2022. The prestigious competition, organized since 1927, is hosted in India for the first time and in Asia after 30 years. With 189 countries participating, this will be the most extensive participation in any Chess Olympiad.

Source: Prime Minister’s Office, New Delhi

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June 16, 2022

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) sees further slowdown hitting global economic growth in 2022


International Monetary Fund


Photo: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, receives an Honorary Degree, Doctor Honoris Causa (DHC), from the University of National and World Economy. Sofia, Bulgaria. May 17, 2022. IMF Photo/Hristo Rusev.


International Monetary Fund


Photo: International Monetary Fund Analytical Corner discussion on the topic of ‘A Headwind To Recovery’ as part of the 2022 Spring Meetings. Washington, DC, United States. April 7, 2022. IMF Photo/Kim Haughton.


Washington, DC, June 15, 2022 — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) sees further slowdown hitting global economic growth in 2022, IMF spokesperson Gerry Rice said in Washington, DC, following World Bank and OECD moves to cut their forecasts.

The IMF will publish the next revision of its World Economic Outlook report in July, and if it materializes, that would be its third downgrade this year. In April, the IMF had already slashed its forecast for global economic growth by nearly a whole percentage point to 3.6% in 2022 and 2023.

Fund spokesman Gerry Rice said several factors, including a slowdown in China, persistently high fuel and food prices, and many Central Banks hiking rates, were acting together to slow growth.

“We have inflation continuing to rise, particularly in several advanced economies leading to tightening monetary policy. So, you know, we’re seeing this confluence of crises. The Managing Director discussed the combination of all these things going in the same direction of downside risks. And so, again, I think you can reasonably expect that there will be a downward revision of the growth forecast for 2022 compared to what we were forecasting only a month-and-a-half ago,” Rice told reporters.

Source: IMF

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June 14, 2022

TAJ IS WORLD'S STRONGEST HOTEL BRAND FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR


Taj Hotels


MUMBAI, India, June 14, 2022 — Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, announced that its iconic brand, Taj, has been rated the World’s Strongest Hotel Brand 2022 by Brand Finance. The ‘Hotels 50 2022’ annual report by the world’s leading brand valuation consultancy recognizes the most valuable and most robust hotel brands globally.

Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Indian Hotels Company, said, “We are very proud that Taj has been recognized as the World’s Strongest Hotel Brand for the second time in a row. Taj is the most acclaimed benchmark of excellence in the industry globally.”

“With travelers increasingly gravitating towards brands that epitomize the essence of world-class luxury and follow responsible business practices, Taj is well poised to pave the future of hospitality. This recognition is a mark of our guests’ steadfast trust, and it celebrates the indomitable spirit of our employees, who embody the legacy of the brand while bringing alive the essence of Tajness.”

Taj received an overall Brand Strength Index of 88.9 out of 100, with a corresponding AAA rating for customer familiarity, employee satisfaction, corporate reputation, and world-class customer service.

The Hotel 50 2022 report highlights the company’s successful strategy to overcome pandemic-induced challenges and remain relevant to the need of consumers. Taj was also at the forefront in its efforts toward supporting the community, including the healthcare sector.

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and its subsidiaries bring together a group of brands and businesses that offer a fusion of warm Indian hospitality and world-class service.

IHCL has a portfolio of 237 hotels, including 60 under development globally across four continents, 11 countries, and over 100 locations.

Source: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL)

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June 9, 2022

QS announces World University Rankings 2023


• The world’s best universities revealed.


QS World University Rankings


QS World University Rankings


LONDON, June 9, 2022 — QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, released the nineteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings, featuring 1418 institutions across 100 locations. The results account for 16.4 million academic papers and 117.8 million citations received by those papers. The rankings also reflect the expert opinions of 151,000 academic faculty and 99,000 employers. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) celebrates eleven years as the world’s best University. The University of Oxford (4th) drops two places while the University of Cambridge (2nd) gains one place.

• Highlights


• QS World University Rankings 2023

• Top 200

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, United States
  2. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  3. Stanford University, Stanford, United States
  4. The University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
  5. Harvard University, Cambridge, United States
  6. California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, United States
  7. Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
  8. UCL, London, United Kingdom
  9. ETH Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland
  10. University of Chicago, Chicago, United States
  11. National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, Singapore
  12. Peking University, Beijing, China (Mainland)
  13. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States
  14. Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (Mainland
  15. The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  16. EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  17. Princeton University, Princeton, United States
  18. Yale University, New Haven, United States
  19. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU), Singapore, Singapore
  20. Cornell University, Ithaca, United States
  21. The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR
  22. Columbia University, New York City, United States
  23. The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  24. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States
  25. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, United States
  26. Université PSL, Paris, France
  27. The University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Berkeley, United States
  28. The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  29. Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
  30. The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  31. McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  32. Northwestern University, Evanston, United States
  33. The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
  34. Fudan University, Shanghai, China (Mainland)
  35. The University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  36. Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  37. King’s College London, London, United Kingdom
  38. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong SAR
  39. New York University (NYU), New York City, United States
  40. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong SAR
  41. The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  42. KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Daejeon, South Korea
  43. Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China (Mainland)
  44. The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, United States
  45. The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Sydney, Australia
  46. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China (Mainland)
  47. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  48. Institut Polytechnique de Paris, Palaiseau Cedex, France
  49. The Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
  50. Duke University, Durham, United States
  51. The University of Queensland, Brisbane City, Australia
  52. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, United States
  53. University of California, San Diego (UCSD), San Diego, United States
  54. City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR5
  55. Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Tokyo, Japan
  56. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, United Kingdom
  57. Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  58. University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  59. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany
  60. Sorbonne University, Paris, France
  61. Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
  62. University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
  63. Brown University, Providence, United States
  64. The University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
  65. Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  66. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong SAR
  67. Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina
  68. Osaka University, Osaka City, Japan
  69. Universit Paris-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette,, France
  70. Universiti Malaya (UM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5QS Stars
  71. Pohang University of Science And Technology (POSTECH), Pohang, South Korea
  72. University of Texas at Austin, Austin, United States
  73. Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
  74. Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
  75. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
  76. KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  77. National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei City, Taiwan
  78. University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
  79. Tohoku University, Sendai City, Japan
  80. University of Washington, Seattle, United States
  81. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  82. University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  83. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, United States
  84. University of Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland
  85. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, United States
  86. University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
  87. The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  88. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, United States
  89. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  90. The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
  91. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  92. Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom
  93. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, United States
  94. University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China (Mainland)
  95. Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  96. The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  97. University of St Andrews, St. Andrews, United Kingdom
  98. Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  99. Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Suwon, South Korea
  100. Rice University, Houston, United States
  101. University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
  102. University of California, Davis, Davis, United States
  103. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, United States
  104. Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
  105. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico
  106. King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  107. University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
  108. Boston University, Boston, United States
  109. The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
  110. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  111. École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Lyon, France
  112. Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
  113. Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
  114. University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
  115. Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  116. Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
  117. Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
  118. Freie Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  119. Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, United States
  120. University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  121. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC), Santiago, Chile
  122. Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  123. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Seri Kembangan, Malaysia
  124. Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, Netherlands
  125. Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
  126. Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom
  127. University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  128. Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  129. Purdue University, West Lafayette, United States
  130. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi, Malaysia
  131. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  132. Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands
  133. Nanjing University, Nanjing, China (Mainland)
  134. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States
  135. Kyushu University, Fukuoka City, Japan
  136. University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  137. University of Technology, Sydney Haymarket, Australia
  138. Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  139. Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
  140. The Ohio State University, Columbus, United States
  141. Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
  142. KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
  143. Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
  144. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Gelugor, Malaysia
  145. University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
  146. Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
  147. RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
  148. University of Rochester, Rochester, United States
  149. University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Santa Barbara, United States
  150. Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  151. University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  152. McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
  153. Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
  154. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
  155. Emory University, Atlanta, United States
  156. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  157. Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea
  158. Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Berlin, Germany
  159. Michigan State University, East Lansing, United States
  160. King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  161. Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
  162. University of York, York, United Kingdom
  163. University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom5QS Stars
  164. Texas A&M University, College Station, United States
  165. University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, United States
  166. Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
  167. Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
  168. Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
  169. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
  170. Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
  171. Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  172. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai, India
  173. Western University, London, Canada
  174. Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Paris, France
  175. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), New Delhi, India
  176. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, United States
  177. National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu City, Taiwan
  178. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  179. Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
  180. University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
  181. Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  182. University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  183. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, United States
  184. Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  185. University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
  186. University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, United States
  187. University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
  188. University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
  189. Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
  190. RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  191. University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
  192. The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON), Callaghan, Australia
  193. Curtin University, Perth, Australia
  194. Wuhan University, Wuhan, China (Mainland)
  195. Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  196. Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  197. Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
  198. Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea
  199. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, United States
  200. Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany


• QS World University Rankings 2023: INDIA


INDIA RANK — QS RANK — INSTITUTION

  1. =155 Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  2. =172 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai, India
  3. =174 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), New Delhi, India
  4. 250 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai, India
  5. =264 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), Kanpur, India
  6. =270 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP), Kharagpur, India
  7. =369 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR), Roorkee, India
  8. =384 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), Guwahati, India
  9. =396 Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Indore, India
  10. 521-530 University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
  11. 541-550 Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India
  12. 541-550 University of Madras, Chennai, India
  13. 551-560 Anna University, Chennai, India
  14. 581-590 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Sangareddy, India
  15. 601-650 Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  16. 651-700 IIT BHU Varanasi, Varanasi, India
  17. 651-700 O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonepat, India
  18. 701-750 Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
  19. 751-800 Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India Manipal, India
  20. 751-800 University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
  21. 801-1000 Chandigarh University, Mohali, India
  22. 801-1000 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar, India
  23. 801-1000 Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
  24. 801-1000 National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli, India
  25. 801-1000 Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India
  26. 801-1000 Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, Solan, India
  27. 801-1000 University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
  28. 1001-1200 Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
  29. 1001-1200 Amity University, Noida, India
  30. 1001-1200 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, India
  31. 1001-1200 Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
  32. 1001-1200 Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Pilani, India
  33. 1001-1200 Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed to be University), Chennai, India
  34. 1001-1200 Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar, India
  35. 1001-1200 Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, India
  36. 1001-1200 University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
  37. 1001-1200 Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, India
  38. 1201-1400 Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
  39. 1201-1400 OSMANIA UNIVERSITY, Hyderabad, India
  40. 1201-1400 SRM INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Chennai, India
  41. 1201-1400 Panjab University, Chandigarh, India


QS World University Rankings

Photo: India QSWUR 2023 Chandigarh Region Graphic by Hindustan Times. Illustration Credit: Hindustan Times/Chandigarh University.


Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds

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June 7, 2022

PRESIDENT OF INDIA TO HOST VISITOR'S CONFERENCE 2022 AT RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN ON JUNE 7 AND 8


Rastrapati Bhavan


Photo: Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India, New Delhi. Image credit: Rob Towell.


New Delhi, June 05, 2022 — The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, will host the Visitor’s Conference 2022 at Rashtrapati Bhavan on June 7 and 8, 2022.

On June 7, 2022, the President will present the Visitor’s Awards in the Research and Technological Development categories in the presence of Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, and other dignitaries.

After the Visitor’s Awards conferment, the Conference will witness the presentation on ‘Role and responsibilities of Higher Education Institutions in Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ by Prof. M. Jagadesh Kumar, Chairman UGC.

On June 8, 2022, the Conference will witness presentations and deliberations on various topics such as international rankings of Higher Education Institutions, the collaboration between Academia-Industry and policy-makers, integration of school, higher, and vocational education, and research in emerging and disruptive technologies.

The President is the Visitor of 161 Central Institutes of Higher Education (CIHE). 53 CIHE will physically witness the Conference, while other institutes will connect virtually. Apart from the heads of 161 institutions of higher education, the Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan; Minister of State for Education, Dr. Subhas Sarkar; Secretary (Higher Education), Ministry of Education; Chairman of University Grants Commission; Chairperson of National Council for Vocational Education and Training; and Chairman AICTE will also attend the Conference.

Source: President’s Secretariat

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VISITOR'S CONFERENCE

ENLARGE


New Delhi, June 07, 2022 — The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the two-day Conference of Vice-Chancellors of Central Universities and Directors of Institutions of National Importance at Rashtrapati Bhavan today. The President is the Visitor of 161 Central Institutes of Higher Education. Out of 161 institutes, 53 are physically attending the Conference, while others are connected virtually.

Source: President’s Secretariat

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June 2, 2022

THE Asia Awards: Shoolini ranked 2nd in Asia for Student Support


Shoolini University


SOLAN, India, June 2, 2022 — Times Higher Education (THE) Awards Asia has highly commended and awarded the second prize for ‘outstanding support for students’ to Himachal Pradesh-based Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences.

Dubbed the ‘Oscars of Higher Education,’ THE Awards offer an important international platform to recognize and applaud outstanding leadership and institutional performance. THE Asia Awards celebrate the achievements of the continent’s higher education.

Shoolini University, a pioneering University located in the foothills of the Himalayas, has taken the novel step of bringing the Coaching facility to its students through a partnership with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Under the program, over 600 students have transformed their lives through coaching by 100 International ICF Credentialed Coaches. In addition, it has helped students develop the art of questioning.

Hailing the award, Chancellor Prof. PK Khosla said he was elated to hear the news. “The university has been taking proactive steps to support the students in all possible ways. For example, our ‘VEmpower Coaching Program’ is unique as it involves over 100 certified coaches worldwide to provide guidance and coaching to Shoolini students,” Prof. Khosla remarked.

Source: Shoolini University

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Times Higher Education announces Asia University Rankings 2022


Times Higher Education


Nagoya, Japan, June 01, 2022 — Times Higher Education has published its Asia University Rankings 2022, revealing the top institutions across the diverse and dynamic continent.

There are now six Saudi Arabian universities in the top 100, up from four last year, and four in the top 50, double the number in 2021.

The best-performing institution in Saudi Arabia is King Abdulaziz University, which ranks 28. The public university in Jeddah was established in 1967 by business people before being converted to a public institution seven years later. It scores especially highly for international collaboration (93.6 out of 100) and citations (92.4).

King Abdulaziz University ranks joint 190th in THE’s World University Rankings 2022; the results, published last year, marked the first time a university from Saudi Arabia got included in the top 200.

Overall, there are 15 Saudi universities in the Asia rankings, up from 10 in 2021 and seven in 2020.

Following King Abdulaziz is Alfaisal University in 34th position. The private, not-for-profit institution is in Riyadh.

King Saud University, a public institution in Riyadh, ranks joint 44th, up from 53rd last year. King Saud was the first Saudi university established in 1957 and was initially named Riyadh University.

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals also ranks among the top 50, at 48th position, up from joint 84th last year.

Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia’s national strategy introduced by Mohammed bin Salman in 2016, includes a target of at least five Saudi universities ranking among the top 200 in international rankings. The plan aims to move the Saudi economy from an over-reliance on oil revenues to a more balanced financial model in which higher education is integral.

China still leads the Asia rankings, with Tsinghua and Peking universities taking the top two spots for the third consecutive year. The country has secured its dominance in the region, being home to nearly a third of institutions (30) in the top 100.

In contrast, Japan has six fewer universities in the top 100 than in 2020, with just eight, down from 14. However, it is still the most-represented nation overall, with 118 institutions.

The Asia University Rankings use the same 13 performance indicators as the World University Rankings, but they are recalibrated to reflect the attributes of Asia’s institutions.

• THE Asia University Rankings 2022 — TOP 100

  1. Tsinghua University, China
  2. Peking University, China
  3. National University of Singapore, Singapore
  4. University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  5. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
  6. The University of Tokyo, Japan
  7. Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  8. Seoul National University, South Korea
  9. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  10. Fudan University, China
  11. Zhejiang University, China
  12. Kyoto University, Japan
  13. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  14. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea
  15. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  16. University of Science and Technology of China, China
  17. Nanjing University, China
  18. Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea
  19. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China
  20. Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea
  21. National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan
  22. Yonsei University (Seoul campus), South Korea
  23. Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea
  24. City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  25. Wuhan University, China
  26. Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  27. Korea University, South Korea
  28. King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
  29. Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
  30. Tel Aviv University, Israel
  31. Kyung Hee University, South Korea
  32. Tohoku University, Japan
  33. University of Macau, Macao
  34. Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia
  35. China Medical University, Taiwan, Taiwan
  36. Macau University of Science and Technology, Macao
  37. Khalifa University United Arab, Emirates
  38. Sun Yat-sen University, China
  39. Central South University, China
  40. Beijing Normal University, China
  41. Sejong University South, Korea
  42. Indian Institute of Science, India
  43. Tongji University, China
  44. King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
  45. National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  46. Qatar University, Qatar
  47. Hanyang University, South Korea
  48. King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
  49. Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  50. Nagoya University, Japan
  51. American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  52. East China Normal University, China
  53. Osaka University, Japan
  54. Shenzhen University, China
  55. University of Malaya, Malaysia
  56. Nankai University, China
  57. Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Iran
  58. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  59. National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  60. United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
  61. South China University of Technology, China
  62. Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
  63. Tianjin University, China
  64. Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  65. JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, India
  66. Sichuan University, China
  67. University of Hail, Saudi Arabia
  68. Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, India
  69. Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  70. Sharif University of Technology, Iran
  71. Southern Medical University, China
  72. University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  73. Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam
  74. Hunan University, China
  75. Cankaya University, Turkey
  76. Koç University, Turkey
  77. Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
  78. Asia University, Taiwan, Taiwan
  79. Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  80. Sabancı University, Turkey
  81. Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
  82. Beihang University, China
  83. University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan, Japan
  84. University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
  85. Xiamen University, China
  86. Southeast University, China
  87. Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India
  88. Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  89. An-Najah National University, Palestine
  90. Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran
  91. Duy Tan University, Vietnam
  92. Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
  93. University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  94. Yokohama City University, Japan
  95. Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia
  96. Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
  97. University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
  98. Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  99. Capital Medical University, China
  100. Zhejiang Normal University, China

Source: Times Higher Education

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June 1, 2022

Times Higher Education (THE) announces THE Awards Asia 2022 Shortlist & Winners.



Universities, Asia, Times Higher Education



Nagoya, Japan, June 01, 2022 — The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) team has taken the top accolade amid stiff competition for Times Higher Education’s awards for Asian institutions.

NTU took the prize for Leadership and Management Team of the Year at 2022’s THE Awards Asia.

Judges said that NTU had “achieved an outstanding rate and quality of development in recent years and has become one of the sector’s global leaders.”

In its fourth year, the event builds on the success of THE’s long-running UK-focused awards, known as the “Oscars of higher education.” This year as in 2021, the Asia awards received nearly 500 entries with submissions from 22 countries or territories, whittled down to 80 finalists.

The 2022 awards saw India punch above its weight, the only country with two winners.

India also boasted the most significant number of shortlisted submissions from any country, with 11 institutions in the running. Other top-performing countries include Malaysia, with ten institutions, and China, with eight.

THE’s chief knowledge officer, Phil Baty, congratulated all the 2022 winners for their success in a year that has seen universities continue to grapple with the fallout of the pandemic even as they adapt to other rapidly unfolding events.

“There is no shortage of challenges, and geopolitical uncertainties threaten more upheaval, but the evidence…attests that Asia’s universities are equipped with the vision, resources, and will to rise to any task,” he said.

Institutions Shortlisted and Winners

• Leadership and Management Team of the Year

• Excellence and Innovation in the Arts

• International Strategy of the Year

• Outstanding Support for Students

• Student Recruitment Campaign of the Year

• Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Year

• Technological or Digital Innovation of the Year

• Workplace of the Year

• THE DataPoints Research Improvement Award

• THE DataPoints Impact Award

Source: THE Awards Asia 2022

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