A new report on career pathways shares five ways to connect college and careers

In the past, a college education was enough to find a good-stable job but in today’s economy that is no longer the case. The report Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers argues that postsecondary education needs to be more closely aligned to careers to better equip learners with the skills they need to succeed in the 21st-century economy.

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Integrated disciplines and humanities are “key in the wake of the fourth industrial revolution”

Universities should play a central role in developing the fourth industrial revolution but in order to achieve it, universities must embrace cross-disciplinary education and research. This was the message Sung-Chul Shin, president of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), gave in his keynote speech at the Times Higher Education Research Excellence Summit.

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MIT launches lab to help learners in the developing world

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has created a new laboratory to help educators, universities, governments, and companies, revolutionize the effectiveness and reach of education, through innovation. The Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) aims “to help prepare people everywhere for a labor market radically altered by technological progress, globalization, and the pursuit of higher living standards around the world.”

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A new push for apprenticeships looks to address the skills gap in the U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump took an important step toward addressing the skills gap, signing the executive order ‘Expanding Apprenticeships in America’ in order to promote affordable education and rewarding jobs. “Apprenticeships place students into great jobs without the crippling debt of traditional four-year college degrees,” Mr. Trump said. “Instead apprentices earn while they learn.”

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Who rules in Higher Ed?

QS World University Rankings released its latest edition of its famous rankings. For this edition, QS evaluated 75 million citations in more than 12 million academic articles and analyzed 115,000 employer and academic surveys. For the sixth year running, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) leads the ranking of over 950 of the best universities in the world, followed by Stanford University, Harvard, Caltech and University of Cambridge.

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Only 44% of College Students Feel “Very prepared” for Careers

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Survey: Only 44% of College Students Feel “Very prepared” for Careers
A new research from McGraw-Hill Education provides a picture of how prepared students feel about entering the workforce and the hopes and concerns students have about their post-graduation lives.

These are the universities leading on AI research
Companies and governments are showing an increasing interest in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the industry is rapidly adapting to push the frontiers of AI. But no advancements can be made without the work of researchers and universities. 

A coding school that pays you to attend
While the average full-time programming bootcamp in the U.S. costs around $11,451, Revature, a new Virginia-based coding bootcamp rather than charging tuition is now paying students to learn computer programming while also guaranteeing them jobs when they graduate. 

Study provides guidelines for the use of educational data
As massive amounts of educational data can now be stored, parents and privacy advocates are raising concerns about the misuse of the information. Addressing this issue, a new report provides guidelines for the use of research data. 

For designers, writing well is as essential as programing
Programming has been recognized for years as a must-have skill for designers, while writing has been neglected, but words are just as powerful as graphics for presenting ideas in a professional way.
 

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