Friday, 22 Jun 2018
Category: Tech & Education

Kids grasp Math concepts through classroom fans, floors

What do a classroom window and the humble ceiling fan have to do with a child’s development? Probably nothing, most would think, dismissing them as mere distractions. However, they can be innovative and effective tools of learning. Specially designed window security grills can help preschoolers develop gross motor skills and make older students conceptualize fractions. […]

High IQ does not make you a rocket scientist

School students who score high on IQ tests have always been celebrated as academic heroes in India. Recently, two 11-year-old British students of Indian origin, Kashmea Wahi and Ansuhka Binoy, scored 162/162 in the Mensa IQ test, winning a place in the exclusive Mensa Society. Ecstatic media reports, in both India and the UK, compared […]

XLRI conducts national conference on social entrepreneurship

A 3-day ‘National Conference on Social Entrepreneurship (NCSE)’ was conducted at XLRI-Xavier School of Management in Jamshedpur. The 8th edition of NCSE themed on “Social Innovations: Changing Lives and Society” witnessed around 150 social entrepreneurs, development sector professionals, academicians and students share their experiences, issues and challenges and discussed on building social entrepreneurship ecosystem.  The […]

Sports fanatic? Fast-track your career with a sports science master's

Coming face to face with a hostile Steve Redgrave back in 1998 was one of the most intimidating moments of sports physiologist Steve Ingham’s career. He now leads a team of physiologists who work with “sports that hurt” within the English Institute of Sport (EIS), but he hasn’t forgotten his baptism of fire. “I’d started […]

A glamorous global metropolis: why students love Hong Kong

Proudly branding itself as Asia’s world city, Hong Kong is famous for many things – from its savoury cuisine and efficient transport system to its modern city skyline, just to name a few. Under the glamorous billboards and ubiquitous skyscrapers of this fast-paced metropolis, the city is home to nine – soon to be 10 […]

Finland ranked world's most literate nation

Finland is the world’s most literate nation, according to new research, with the UK coming in 17th, behind countries including the US, Canada and Australia. Home to Tove Jansson, the author of the much-loved Moomin books, and awidely praised education system, Finland topped a table of world literacy in a new study conducted by John […]

University of Surrey leads multi-billion pound race to deliver 5G phone technology

The University of Surrey is at the centre of a multi-billion pound research race to find a phone network which will deliver Internet speeds 100 times quicker than the fastest current services. The campus university’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) is working with telecoms giants and other companies to discover the “fifth generation” of wireless technology […]

Cambridge University college launches scheme to widen state access to study medicine

One of Cambridge University’s oldest colleges has launched a scheme to encourage sixth-formers from state schools to apply to study medicine by letting them experience undergraduate life. The project was the brainchild of two medical students at Gonville and Caius College who were concerned at the difficulties facing state school pupils who might find it […]

Cambridge University college launches scheme to widen state access to study medicine

One of Cambridge University’s oldest colleges has launched a scheme to encourage sixth-formers from state schools to apply to study medicine by letting them experience undergraduate life. The project was the brainchild of two medical students at Gonville and Caius College who were concerned at the difficulties facing state school pupils who might find it […]