Modernizing Education (Education News and Research 142)
Belarus to Improve Quality of School Education, with World Bank Support The World Bank approved an additional financing component in the amount of EUR 90 Million to continue its support to modernized and well-equipped schools, and improved student learning in Belarus, through its Education Modernization Project. The project will also help Belarus measure how well children are learning. With the World Bank’s support, in 2018 the country participated in the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) for the first time in its history. This additional financing will enable Belarus to take part in PISA 2021 and 2024 and provide for more comprehensive analysis of the testing results. “While basic statistics on schooling are available in Belarus, there is not much information on students’ learning outcomes. Thus, for human capital growth it is crucially important to ensure that schooling translates into learning in Belarus,” says Tigran Shmis, World Bank Senior Education Specialist. (also: World Bank to allocate €90m to modernize schools in small Belarusian towns, villages)
University of Cyprus workshop on the future of automation | I gave the PwC keynote lecture, The Future of Automation and Its Implications for Educational Systems (slides), at the Centre for Entrepreneurship (C4E) of the University of Cyprus at their 4th Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum, 4th Industrial Revolution: Technology and Society, at the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus on Friday, April 19. The forum also highlighted research results with a potential for market exploitation and/or societal impact and celebrate entrepreneurial success, by awarding individuals or teams that excelled in innovative entrepreneurship in Cyprus or abroad. It also showcased the best ideas and innovations developed by University of Cyprus students.
The World Bank and the Higher School of Economics welcome applications for the upcoming: First International Summer School: The Role of Education in National and Regional Socioeconomic Development | July 8–12, 2019, Moscow | We encourage applications by students and early-career researchers from Russia, the CIS, Eastern Europe and China who pursue various perspectives in the Economics of Education and Education Policy. The Summer School aims to demonstrate the unity of theoretical and applied research on the Economics of Education and Education Policy. The main goal of the Summer School is to contribute to the development of theory and practice in the Economics of Education and Education Policy by foregrounding the latest international research and practice in this field. Оnline registration form