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October 5, 2023

UGC India issues a Public Notice inviting Applications from Eligible Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) for Recognition to offer Programs under Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode or Online Mode for the Academic Year 2023-24.


New Delhi, October 5, 2023 — UGC (University Grants Commission) India has issued the following Public Notice inviting Applications from Eligible Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) for Recognition to offer Programs under Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode or Online Mode for the Academic Year 2023-24.


UGC India


The UGC has clarified that Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) should not consider the mere submission of an application as an approval. UGC will scrutinize all applications according to the standards specified in the UGC (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2020, and its amendments. Therefore, UGC has advised the HEIs to remember that approval will be granted only after the proper scrutiny of applications.

Source: UGC

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October 4, 2023

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2023 to Moungi G. Bawendi, Louis E. Brus, and Alexei I. Ekimov “for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots.”


Nobel Prize Chemistry 2023


Photo: Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2023 joint winners Moungi G. Bawendi, Louis E. Brus, and Alexei I. Ekimov. Image provided by & credit Niklas Elmehed © Nobel Prize Outreach.


Stockholm, October 4, 2023 — The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2023 to Moungi G. Bawendi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA; Louis E. Brus, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA; and Alexei I. Ekimov, Nanocrystals Technology Inc., New York, NY, USA “for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots.”

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2023 rewards the discovery and development of quantum dots, nanoparticles so tiny that their size determines their properties. These minor nanotechnology components now spread their light from televisions and LED lamps and can also guide surgeons when they remove tumor tissue, among many other things.

Everyone who studies chemistry learns that an element’s properties are governed by how many electrons it has. However, when matter shrinks to nano-dimensions, quantum phenomena arise; the size of the matter regulates these. The Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2023 have succeeded in producing particles so small that quantum phenomena determine their properties. The particles, called quantum dots, are now crucial in nanotechnology.

“Quantum dots have many fascinating and unusual properties. Importantly, they have different colors depending on their size,” says Johan Ã…qvist, Chair of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry.

Quantum dots now illuminate computer monitors and television screens based on QLED technology. They also add nuance to the light of some LED lamps, and biochemists and doctors use them to map biological tissue.

Quantum dots are thus bringing the most significant benefit to humankind. Researchers believe that in the future, they could contribute to flexible electronics, tiny sensors, thinner solar cells, and encrypted quantum communication. So, we have just started exploring the potential of these tiny particles.

Source: Nobel Prize Outreach

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October 3, 2023

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics to Pierre Agostini (USA), Ferenc Krausz (Germany), and Anne L'Huillier (Sweden) for generating attosecond pulses of light to study electron dynamics in matter.


Nobel Prize Physics 2023


Photo: Nobel Prize in Physics 2023 joint winners Pierre Agostini (USA), Ferenc Krausz (Germany), and Anne L’Huillier (Sweden). Image provided by & credit Niklas Elmehed © Nobel Prize Outreach.


Stockholm, October 3, 2023 — The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has announced the winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2023. This year’s laureates are Pierre Agostini (USA), Ferenc Krausz (Germany), and Anne L’Huillier (Sweden). The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has recognized them for their groundbreaking work on experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light to study electron dynamics in matter.

Their experiments have provided humanity with new tools for exploring the world of electrons inside atoms and molecules. The laureates’ method of creating extremely short pulses of light has enabled us to measure the rapid processes in which electrons move or change energy. It is a significant breakthrough as these changes occur in a few tenths of an attosecond.

With the help of these attosecond pulses of light, the laureates have provided images of processes inside atoms and molecules that were previously impossible to obtain. Their work has given us a better understanding of the world of electrons and their rapid movements.

We congratulate Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz, and Anne L’Huillier on their remarkable achievement and thank them for advancing our understanding of the universe.

Source: Nobel Prize Outreach

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October 2, 2023

The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institutet has awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman for their work on enabling the development of effective mRNA Vaccines against COVID-19.


Nobel Prize, Medicine, 2023


Photo: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2023 joint winners Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman. Image provided by & credit Niklas Elmehed © Nobel Prize Outreach.


Stockholm, October 2, 2023 — The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institutet has announced that Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman will receive the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their remarkable discoveries related to nucleoside base modifications. These discoveries have enabled the development of highly effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19, which have been instrumental in combating the pandemic.

Thanks to the groundbreaking research of the two Nobel laureates, the world has made tremendous strides in understanding how mRNA interacts with our immune system, which paved the way for the swift development of vaccines during one of the most challenging times in modern history. This recognition is well-deserved, and the world is keen to see the continued impact of the two Nobel laureates’ work on the healthcare industry.

Source: Nobel Prize Outreach

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October 1, 2023

IBM Commits to Train 2 Million in Artificial Intelligence in Three Years, with a Focus on Underrepresented Communities


• Learners will benefit from a new generative AI course roadmap and collaborations with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) worldwide.


IBM


NEW YORK, October 1, 2023 — IBM has pledged to train two million individuals in artificial intelligence over the next three years, specifically focusing on underrepresented groups. To achieve this goal, IBM is partnering with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide, broadening its collaborations with universities to provide AI education, and introducing new generative AI coursework through IBM SkillsBuild.

A recent global study conducted by the IBM Institute of Business Value reveals that executives estimate that 40% of their workforce will need to reskill in the next three years due to the implementation of AI and automation, especially those in entry-level positions. It underscores the need for new roles and skills in generative AI.

“Justina Nixon-Saintil, IBM’s Vice President and Chief Impact Officer, said AI skills will be essential for tomorrow’s workforce. That’s why IBM is investing in AI training and expanding IBM SkillsBuild to collaborate with universities and nonprofits on new generative AI education for learners worldwide,” she said.

• AI Training for Universities

IBM is joining forces with universities worldwide to expand their AI capabilities, using IBM’s broad network of experts. Faculty members will have exclusive access to IBM-led training, including lectures and immersive skilling experiences, with completion certificates. IBM also offers courseware, including self-directed AI learning paths, for faculty to use in classrooms. Students can access flexible and adaptable resources, including free online courses on generative AI and Red Hat open-source technologies.

IBM SkillsBuild allows learners globally to benefit from AI education created by IBM experts to deliver the latest cutting-edge technology developments. Learners can access free coursework in AI fundamentals, chatbots, and vital topics such as AI ethics through IBM SkillsBuild. The new roadmap of generative AI coursework includes enhanced features and technology developments.

The coursework includes prompt writing, getting started with machine learning, improving customer service with AI, and generating AI in action. Learners will also benefit from AI-enhanced features within the IBM SkillsBuild learning experience, such as chatbot improvements that help support learners throughout their journeys and tailored learning paths based on personal preferences and experiences.

All courses are entirely free and accessible to learners worldwide. Upon course completion, participants will earn IBM-branded digital credentials that potential employers will recognize.

This new initiative builds on IBM’s pledge to skill 30 million people by 2030. It addresses the pressing needs facing today’s workforce, where the skills gap presents a significant obstacle to successfully implementing AI and digitalization across industries. IBM’s history of investing in the future of work includes making free online learning widely available, with clear pathways to employment, and focusing on historically underrepresented communities in tech, where the skills gap is more expansive. Since 2021, over 7 million learners have enrolled in IBM courses.

IBM SkillsBuild is an education program focusing on underrepresented communities in the tech industry. It helps adult learners, high school and university students, and faculty members develop new skills and access career opportunities. The program is available online, including over 1,000 courses in 20 languages. These courses cover technical disciplines such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data analysis, cloud computing, and workplace skills like Design Thinking. Participants can earn digital credentials that are recognized by the market and bear the IBM brand.

Besides the online platform, IBM SkillsBuild offers an enhanced partner version that includes workshops, expert conversations with IBM coaches and mentors, project-based learning, access to IBM software, specialized support from partners through the learning process, and connection to career opportunities.

Source: IBM

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September 30, 2023

UNESCO showcases Advancements in Skills Recognition, Qualifications, and Prior Learning Credit.


Unesco Universities


Photo: Unesco Director-General at the inauguration of the monumental work of Portuguese graffiti and street artist VHILS at the Unesco Headquarters in Paris. July 12, 2023. Image provided by & copyright © UNESCO/Christelle ALIX. [File Photo]


Unesco Qualifications


Paris, September 30, 2023 — UNESCO has been a leading advocate for recognizing skills, qualifications, and prior learning. It plays a crucial role in shaping policies and practices that facilitate mobility, enhance employability, and broaden access to education and training opportunities.

On September 27, 2023, UNESCO hosted a webinar attended by around 180 participants to showcase recent work in skills recognition, qualifications, and recognition of prior learning. The event provided a platform for sharing research findings, discussing best practices, and facilitating global dialogue on these critical topics.

During the webinar, participants learned about the findings of a cross-country analysis of qualifications frameworks presented in the recently published Global Inventory of Regional and National Qualifications Frameworks, Volume II: National and Regional Case Studies. This publication, created in collaboration with partners Cedefop and the European Training Foundation (ETF), offers policy-makers, educators, researchers, and experts information on recent developments in this field.

Volume II includes 79 national qualifications framework country chapters from all continents and four regional qualifications frameworks. A cross-country analysis of case studies examines the objectives, functions, and characteristics of national qualifications frameworks and their contributions to broader educational and training systems.

The webinar also featured presentations on the upcoming UNESCO Manual for Recognition of Prior Learning. It is a practical guide for stakeholders involved in planning, developing, and implementing recognition of prior learning systems. The manual draws insights from country experiences and offers valuable lessons and policy considerations.

UNESCO believes education is a fundamental human right and a powerful tool for more inclusive and sustainable societies. Recognizing skills and qualifications, including those acquired informally, is crucial to this mission. Learning often occurs outside the traditional classroom through life experiences, informal employment, and self-directed study. UNESCO acknowledges the value of non-formal and informal learning experiences and works towards their recognition and validation.

Through its initiatives, research, and collaborative efforts with Member States, UNESCO continues to pave the way for individuals to harness their talents, access educational opportunities, and thrive in a rapidly changing global job market. As we look to the future, the work of UNESCO remains essential in unlocking the potential of learners and workers worldwide.

Source: UNESCO

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— The editor, a Member of the Association of Higher Education Professionals, is a UNESCO IIEP certified HE Planning Consultant.


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September 28, 2023

Oxford University is the World's Top University for a record Eighth Year as Times Higher Education announces its World University Rankings 2024


• Oxford University is the world’s top University for a record eighth year as Times Higher Education announces its world university ranking for 2024.


Oxford University


Photo: Oxford. Image credit: Bernard Blanc.


THE World University Rankings


London, September 27, 2023 — Oxford University has again demonstrated exceptional performance by securing the top position in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the eighth consecutive year. The University’s achievement is a testament to the impactful research and excellent teaching standards that have earned it a reputation as one of the world’s most distinguished institutions of higher learning.

Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) follow the University of Oxford. They are placed second and third in the THE World Rankings 2024.

The rankings, announced in Sydney, Australia, evaluated 1,904 universities from 108 countries worldwide.

Professor Irene Tracey, the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford, expressed her joy at the University’s ranking and commended her colleagues for making the institution an exceptional place of learning.

Phil Baty, THE’s chief global affairs officer, recognized the University of Oxford’s outstanding achievement, stating that the University’s consistent performance across all 18 performance indicators is unparalleled in the history of the World University Rankings.

The rankings evaluate universities based on their performance in teaching, research, international outlook, and industry links. Oxford University excelled in all areas, particularly in a research environment and quality, education, and industry, based on the frequency with which its research is cited in patents.

This announcement follows Oxford getting number 1 rank in the inaugural European QS rankings, further consolidating its position as a leading institution of higher learning.

Source: Oxford University, Times Higher Education

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India retains 40th rank in the Global Innovation Index 2023., while Switzerland, Sweden, and the U.S. lead the Global Innovation Ranking.


• India retains 40th rank in the Global Innovation Index 2023.


Global Innovation Index 2023


New Delhi, September 28, 2023 — India maintained its 40th rank out of 132 economies in the Global Innovation Index 2023 rankings published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). This rank is the outcome of India’s immense knowledge capital, vibrant start-up ecosystem, and remarkable work by research organizations.

NITI Aayog has worked to optimize policy-led innovation in various areas, monitored and evaluated India’s position in the global rankings, and expanded the innovation ecosystem in states and districts.

The Global Innovation Index is a reliable tool for governments to assess innovation-led social and economic changes. The virtual launch of the Global Innovation Index 2023 will be hosted by NITI Aayog, in partnership with the CII and WIPO, on September 29, 2023.

Source: NITI Aayog

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• Switzerland, Sweden, and the U.S. lead the Global Innovation Ranking.


Global Innovation Index 2023


Geneva, Switzerland, September 28, 2023 — According to the Global Innovation Index (GII) released by WIPO, Switzerland, Sweden, and the United States lead the world’s most innovative economies in 2023.

The report tracks global innovation trends in more than 130 economies using 80 indicators, providing policymakers and business leaders with guidance on stimulating human ingenuity.

The GII top 30 features only one middle-income economy - China, ranking 12th, while Israel (14th) is back among the top 15. The ranking also highlights a group of middle-income economies that have emerged as the fastest climbers over the past decade, including Indonesia (61st), Türkiye (39th), India (40th), Viet Nam (46th), the Philippines (56th), and the Islamic Republic of Iran (62nd).

The report identifies an increasingly uncertain outlook for venture capital (VC) that helps transform human ingenuity into new products and services. Last year, the global value of VC funding marked a significant plunge.

The annual ranking reveals that focusing on the innovation ecosystem can make a difference and that emerging economies consistently climb the GII ranks.

The report urges policymakers worldwide to leverage the rich and trusted source of data and information provided by GII to craft pro-innovation policies that unleash the innovative potential of their people.

Source: WIPO

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September 26, 2023

Prime Minister Modi addresses G20 University Connect Finale.


G20 University Connect


Photo: Prime Minister Modi addressing at the inauguration of the G20 University Connect Finale at Bharat Mandapam, in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on September 26, 2023.


G20 University Connect


G20 University Connect


Photos: Gathering at the inauguration of the G20 University Connect Finale at Bharat Mandapam in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, on September 26, 2023. Prime Minister Modi addressed the meeting.


New Delhi, September 26, 2023 — The final G20 University Connect program event occurred at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a speech. G20 University Connect aimed to promote an understanding of India’s G20 Presidency among young people and encourage participation in various G20 events.

The Prime Minister also released four publications:

In his speech, the Prime Minister highlighted India’s growing international profile and the new opportunities, friends, and markets it had brought. He emphasized the importance of positivity, openness, and ambition in achieving progress and urged young people to aim high and seize every opportunity.

The Prime Minister praised youth participation in the G20 University Connect program, which engaged over 1 lakh university students across India. He noted that India’s people think big and deliver even grander.

The Prime Minister emphasized the success of the Chandrayaan mission, which had received global recognition and put India on the map. He also highlighted the government’s ability to bring all member nations to a common ground in a globally polarized atmosphere, noting that the unanimous New Delhi Declaration had received worldwide attention.

The Prime Minister acknowledged that the entire world is looking towards India with hope, recognizing the potential of India and its youth. He emphasized that the progress of India and its youth is vital for the world’s progress. Finally, he spoke about India’s approach to the G20 summit, which was transformed from a mere diplomatic event to a people-driven national movement showcasing India’s rich cultural heritage.

The G20 University Connect initiative aims to educate India’s youth about India’s G20 Presidency and encourage their involvement in G20 events. Over 100,000 students from universities across the country participated in the program, initially planned to commemorate India’s 75 years of independence with 75 universities but later included 101 universities.

The G20 University Connect initiative hosted several programs nationwide, with extensive participation from higher education institutions. The program initially targeted universities, but it eventually grew to include schools and colleges, reaching an even wider audience.

Approximately 3,000 students, faculty members, and Vice-Chancellors from participating universities in and around New Delhi attended the G20 University Connect Finale, while students from across India joined the event live.

Source: Ministry of Education, Government of India

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September 25, 2023

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address G20 University Connect Finale Programme on September 26


G20 University Connect


G20 University Connect


Photo: G20 flags at the Bharat Mandapam, New Delhi.


G20 University Connect


G20 University Connect


New Delhi, September 25, 2023 — Prime Minister Narendra Modi will speak at the G20 University Connect Finale program on September 26, 2023, at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi, starting at 4 PM.

The G20 University Connect initiative aims to educate India’s youth about India’s G20 Presidency and encourage their involvement in G20 events. Over 100,000 students from universities across the country participated in the program, initially planned to commemorate India’s 75 years of independence with 75 universities but later included 101 universities.

The G20 University Connect initiative hosted several programs nationwide, with extensive participation from higher education institutions. The program initially targeted universities, but it eventually grew to include schools and colleges, reaching an even wider audience.

Approximately 3,000 students, faculty members, and vice chancellors from participating universities in and around New Delhi will attend the G20 University Connect Finale. Additionally, students from across India will join the event live.

Sources: Prime Minister’s Office, UGC

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September 21, 2023

UGC India asks all Higher Education Institutions to observe Vigilance Awareness Week (October 30, 2023, to November 5, 2023), take Preventive Vigilance Measures, and submit their report to the Central Vigilance Commission.


UGC Vigilance


New Delhi, September 20, 2023 — To promote a culture of vigilance and integrity in Indian higher education institutions, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all institutions to observe the upcoming Vigilance Awareness Week from October 30, 2023, to November 5, 2023.

Further, the UGC has directed the universities to submit a report on their preventive vigilance measures to the Central Vigilance Commission and also upload it to the UGC University Activity Monitoring Portal.

By following the above UGC instructions, higher education institutions can demonstrate their commitment to transparency and accountability. Let’s work together to strengthen our education system and build a brighter future for all.


UGC Vigilance


Source: UGC

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QS Announces World University Rankings: Europe 2024


First-ever QS Rankings of Europe’s Best Universities Revealed.


QS


LONDON, Sept. 20, 2023 — QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the global higher education expert, has released the first-ever QS World University Rankings: Europe 2024. The rankings evaluate universities based on international recognition, research prowess, teaching resources, internationalization, and employment outcomes. The list includes 688 institutions across 42 members of the Council of Europe, with 106 universities ranked by QS for the first time.

The University of Oxford tops the list, followed by ETH Zurich and the University of Cambridge. The UK dominates the list with 107 institutions, while Turkey and Germany trail with 73 and 53, respectively.

According to Ben Sowter, QS Vice-President, “While the UK remains a standout, especially with Oxbridge’s global prominence and influential research ties, excellence permeates the European region. The data highlights diverse strengths, from enticing international talent in faculty and students to forging potent research alliances and expanding teaching horizons.”

• QS World University Rankings: Europe 2024 - Top 20

2024 Rank

  1. University of Oxford, UK
  2. ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  3. University of Cambridge, UK
  4. Imperial College London, UK
  5. UCL, UK
  6. The University of Edinburgh, UK
  7. Université PSL, France
  8. The University of Manchester, UK
  9. EPFL, Switzerland
  10. King’s College London, UK
  11. Technical University of Munich, Germany
  12. LSE, UK
  13. Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  14. University of Glasgow, UK
  15. University of Leeds, UK
  16. University of Bristol, UK
  17. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
  18. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  19. The University of Warwick, UK
  20. Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany

• Regional Spotlights:

Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds

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September 18, 2023

UNESCO inscribes India's Santiniketan on UNESCO World Heritage List


Santiniketan, Unesco


Photo: Interiors of Upasana Mandir, Santiniketan. Image provided by & copyright © Abha Narain Lambah Associates / UNESCO.


Paris, France, September 17, 2023 — Santiniketan, a cultural site in Birbhum district, West Bengal, India, has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The site is well-known for the university town of Visva-Bharati, established over a century ago by poet Rabindranath Tagore.

The announcement was made on Sunday by UNESCO on ‘X,’ congratulating India on getting the UNESCO tag for Santiniketan. The country had been working towards securing this recognition for a long time.

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee included Santiniketan in the UNESCO World Heritage List during its 45th session in Saudi Arabia. The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) had made the recommendation. ICOMOS is an international non-governmental organization dedicated to conserving and enhancing heritage sites worldwide.

Rabindranath Tagore, a renowned poet and philosopher, founded Santiniketan in rural West Bengal in 1901. The institution’s primary goal was to promote the unity of humanity, transcending religious and cultural boundaries. In 1921, the institution became a “world university” named “Visva Bharati,” further solidifying its vision of creating a global community that values unity and diversity.

Visva-Bharati, located in Santiniketan, is one of the most prestigious universities in India, with degree courses in humanities, social science, science, fine arts, music, performing arts, education, agricultural science, and rural reconstruction. Visva-Bharati was declared a central university and an institution of national importance by an Act of Parliament in 1951. The Prime Minister of India is the University’s Chancellor.

Sources: UNESCO, Santiniketan

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• UPDATE September 18, 2023


Unesco Heritage Hoysala


Photo: Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala’ in Karnataka, India, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Image provided by & copyright © INTACH Bengaluru Chapter / UNESCO.


‘Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala,’ the Hoysala temples of Belur, Halebid, and Somnathapura in Karnataka, India, have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The world body announced in a post on X on Monday, a day after Santiniketan, the famed place in West Bengal where poet Rabindranath Tagore built Visva-Bharati over a century ago, received the coveted tag.

“Just inscribed on the @UNESCO #WorldHeritage List: Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysalas, #India. Congratulations!” UNESCO posted on X.

Source: UNESCO

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UGC India invites Higher Education Institutions to apply for a Sports Anti-Doping Research Grant, as India is a Signatory to the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sports.


New Delhi, September 18, 2023 — UGC (University Grants Commission) India has communicated to all higher education institutions that they can apply for a sports anti-doping research grant.

India is a Signatory to the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sports.

The grant aims to promote research on anti-doping in sports. Interested institutions can apply for funding to conduct research that contributes to developing anti-doping policies and practices. It is an excellent opportunity for institutions to advance their research in this crucial field.


UGC, India


Source: UGC

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September 15, 2023

UNESCO invites Applications for its 2023 Young Professionals Programme.


UNESCO, Paris


Photo: UNESCO Headquarters Paris. Digital Learning Week. September 04, 2023. Image provided by & copyright © UNESCO/Lily CHAVANCE.


Paris, France, September 15, 2023 — UNESCO has launched the Young Professionals Programme 2023 and is inviting Applications.

The Programme aims to achieve four objectives:

UNESCO has asked the National Commissions of various Countries to collect and submit a maximum of 15 qualified applications that meet the required criteria.


UNESCO, India


UNESCO


Source: Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO, Government of India, Ministry of Education, Department of Higher Education.

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September 12, 2023

NAAC India Standing Committee approves two dual-mode Universities, Lovely and Panjab, for Certification.


Bangalore, India, September 12, 2023 — In its latest meeting, the NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) Standing Committee authorized various higher education institutions for Certification. The approved institutions include two dual-mode universities: Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, and Panjab University, Chandigarh. Both received the Top Grade A++ with a CGPA of 3.68 on a Four Point Scale.


NAAC, Universities

Source: NAAC

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September 11, 2023

G20 New Delhi Leaders' Declaration reaffirms World's Commitment to Equitable and Sustainable Education — Education Minister of India.


G20, Universities


G20 Summit, Universities, UGC, India


Photo: India’s Minister for Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan, releases the UGC (Institutions Deemed to be Universities) Regulations, 2023, at Shastri Bhawan, in New Delhi on June 02, 2023. [File Photo]


New Delhi, September 11, 2023 — The Education Minister of India, Dharmendra Pradhan, has stated that the New Delhi G20 Leaders’ Declaration provides a roadmap for an equitable and sustainable future through education. The declaration reflects the Education Working Group’s priorities on digital transformation, green transition, and women-led development. It highlights the importance of investing in human capital development, lifelong learning, and strengthening collaborations in research and innovation among higher education institutions.

Mr. Pradhan also said India is actively pursuing research collaborations with several countries. Joint initiatives, such as the MoUs between the Council of Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) and the Association of American Universities (AAU), will establish the India-U.S. Global Challenges Institute to advance new science and technology frontiers.

Other emerging multi-institutional collaborative education partnerships include those between New York University and IIT Kanpur Advanced Research Center, the Joint Research Centers of the State University of New York at Buffalo and IIT Delhi, Kanpur, Jodhpur, and BHU, and IIT Bombay joining the Chicago Quantum Exchange.

India is exploring university-level collaborations with other countries like Australia, UAE, Taiwan, and the UK in critical areas.

The skill sector focuses on sanitizing transnational standards with member countries by creating an International Reference Classification of occupations based on skill and qualification requirements, leading to better cross-country comparability and mutual recognition of qualifications. This commitment includes mutually establishing well-managed, regular, and skills-based migration pathways benefiting origin and destination countries.

According to Mr. Pradhan, India’s G20 presidency has provided an acceleration and a platform for demonstrating long-term systemic policy vision. By fostering collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovative approaches, India and its G20 partners have created impetus for further coordinated action on futuristic education and training systems.

Source: Ministry of Education, Government of India

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September 5, 2023

How do you quickly access Public Records online? Learn it at the National Press Club Journalism Institute's Virtual Program.


National Press Club


Washington, DC, September 03, 2023 — Are you looking to access certain official records of a City? Are you trying to find the maiden name of a woman who has been married twice? Knowing where to look for such information is crucial as a journalist without waiting for a public information request response.

The National Press Club Journalism Institute offers an opportunity to learn from the award-winning investigator, Caryn Baird, who will present a practical public records research working model based on her extensive experience at the Tampa Bay Times.

Caryn Baird is a researcher for Politifact and the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. Before writing any story, she has verified people, places, and events for over 24 years. Caryn received credit for research on five Pulitzer winners, two finalists, and several other award-winning stories. She is a native New Yorker with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College and a Master of Science in Library & Information Science from Simmons College.

Registration is open for this virtual program, which will take place on Friday, September 15, at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Participants will gain:

The National Press Club Journalism Institute promotes an informed, engaged, and empowered global citizenry through a free and independent press. By equipping journalists with the necessary skills and standards, the Institute helps to ensure that the public becomes informed in ways that inspire a more representative democracy. As a non-profit affiliate of the National Press Club, the Institute advances the cause of journalism in the public interest.

Founded in 1908, the National Press Club is the world’s leading professional organization for journalists. Located just three blocks from the White House, the Club has over 3,000 members, including reporters, editors, and expert communicators from almost every major news organization worldwide.

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September 4, 2023

Participate in the Chandrayaan Maha Quiz and get a Participation Certificate; Winners receive Cash Prizes.


UGC Chandrayaan


Are you ready to put your knowledge to the test and challenge yourself? Participate in the Chandrayaan Maha Quiz and discover your true potential. Not only will you have the opportunity to win a Cash Prize, but you will also receive a Participation Certificate!

Join us in this exciting and engaging event, where you can expand your knowledge and skills. Register today at MyGov.in and take the first step towards greatness!


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September 1, 2023

UGC India invites Higher Education Institutions to join Chandrayaan Utsav and the Town Hall for Chandrayaan-3's Success.


New Delhi, September 01, 2023 — The University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced that it will be organizing a mega town hall in a hybrid format to celebrate the successful Chandrayaan-3 mission. About 200 higher education institutions (HEIs) will participate in the event to celebrate this significant achievement. India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, will address the town hall.

The success of Chandrayaan-3 holds the promise of inspiring young minds to join the realms of space exploration and science, the UGC said. ISRO scientists will make a presentation at the event and answer questions from students. The ISRO display will showcase the scientific impact of this mission and how it can contribute to space exploration.

This event inspires and encourages students to pursue space exploration and scientific research.


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