Education News Headlines

Women in majority in Brazil universities yet earn less

Rio De Janeiro , Nov 1

Women are in majority at Brazilian universities but still earn less than men in the job market, according to a study.

Poor maths behind fewer female economists: Study

London , Oct 29

There are fewer women studying economics than men -- all thanks to maths.

Malaysia urges Muslim world to give education top priority

Dubai , Oct 28

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said here Tuesday that education should be given top priority in the Muslim world.

Infosys handles admission of 4-lakh British students

Bangalore , Oct 27

Indian IT bellwethe Infosys Ltd helped Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) to admit a record 400,000 students in British colleges and universities on a single day recently, the company said Monday.

Indian teacher honoured in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah , Oct 24

The Indian community in Saudi Arabia held a reception here to honour a teacher who has received India's best teacher award.

Nobel laureate Malala donates $50,000 for Gaza schools

London , Oct 30

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, the teenage Pakistani girl once shot by Taliban for promoting girls' education, has decided to donate her $50,000 prize to the UN to help rebuild Gaza schools damaged by Israel during the recent conflict.

EU: inspiring innovation through 3D-printed robot

Brussels , Oct 29

The European Union (EU) said that it has a 3D-printed robot ready to be introduced in schools to cultivate the creativity of students studying mechanics, computer sciences, electronics and 3D printing.

MIT survey reveals sexual assault on campus

New York , Oct 28

Nearly 17 percent of female and five percent of male undergraduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have revealed that they were sexually assaulted on the campus, said a survey.

Helping bridge India's education gap

Washington , Oct 27 A staggering 100 million children making up about half of India's school-going children cannot read a grade-appropriate text or solve a grade appropriate math question.

Indian-origin student named America's Top Young Scientist

Washington , Oct 22

Sahil Doshi, a 14-year-old Indian-American student has won the 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for his innovative, eco-friendly battery design that could help lower harmful greenhouse gases.