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This week on Startup Street, the Indian government unveils its first set of guidelines on how higher education institutes can spur startups and innovation. Fast-food chain McDonald’s Corp. goes shopping to leverage more technology in business. And a new three-way partnership to help startups grow. Here’s what went on:
Jomari Peterson, 33, got his master’s degree in business administration from Howard University School of Business in the spring of 2010, when the U.S. unemployment rate was more than 9%. It wasn’t a great time to launch a career, but he had one advantage over other freshly minted MBAs—instead of applying for jobs, he made his own. Since then, the serial entrepreneur has helped launch a bus company, a cafe, and a blockchain venture. He’s drumming up support now for another blockchain company.
Clear vision: Waterloo startup creates model eyeballs that help optometry students hone their skills
Rusting metal fragments dot the surface of the squishy, clear, artificial eyeball Hendrik Walther holds in his hand. The model, created by Walther and fellow University of Waterloo researcher Chau-Minh Phan and optometry student Han Qiao, is intended to be used by optometry students to practise the intricate task of removing foreign materials, such as metal, from the surface of an eye.
Emal Dusst and Rebecca Winthrop discuss the six trends that will help support learning and skill development in higher education.
Currently, graduates with bachelors or master’s degrees are allowed to look for work for only four months. From next year all international graduates could qualify for a two-year period to work in the UK, increasing their chances of finding long-term employment after studying. It is a return to the policy that was scrapped by the coalition government in 2012. May as home secretary said the two-year post-study work visa was “too generous”.
It was removed in 2012, affecting the international student admissions as they had to leave just four months after completing their course
U.K. has decided to re-introduce the two-year post-study work visa for international students, boosting opportunities for talented students to build successful careers there after their education.
Regardless of where you stand on Brexit – or which way you initially voted – it’s no doubt fair to assume that you’ve rarely gone more than a few days without seeing, hearing, or thinking about it. It’s also fair to say that Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s insistence on the UK’s departure from the European Union on the 31st October 2019 won’t be a red herring this time – that regardless of the level of domestic and continental preparation – we will no longer be part of the EU by the start of November
Higher Education Institutions (HRIs) have been asked to create an ‘innovation fund’ to support innovation and startup related activities. According to the new guidelines, which were announced on September 11 by the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry, the institutions will have to set aside at least 1% of their annual budget for the same.
Change drives change. Technology and digital footprints have altered the way businesses work, employees perceive work and even the way families function. Classrooms were not to be left behind. In 2018, there was a marked increase in investor interest in learning startups, especially those that are AI-based. According to a report by market-research firm Metaari titled ” The Stunning 2018 Global Learning Technology Investment Patterns: The Rise of the Global Edtech Unicorns ,” the investments made to EdTech companies soared past $16.34 billion, with China and the U.S. leading the way, followed by India and Israel. More recently, UK education conglomerate …