More women than men sign up for Mumbai university’s distance learning courses

More women than men sign up for Mumbai university’s distance learning courses

The University of Mumbai’s (MU’s) Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) is an exception among higher education institutes as it has more women than men on its rolls. Of 76,495 students enrolled at the institute, 45,559 or 60% are women. In the past eight years, the percentage of female students has steadily been increasing from 52% in 2008-09. The female students outnumber men by a wide margin in most of the post-graduation courses offered at IDOL, including MA (Education), MSc (Mathematics), MCom and MA. They are in majority even…

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UK institutes sign global educational partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières

UK institutes sign global educational partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and the Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) of the University of Manchester have signed a global partnership with the international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to deliver an educational programme designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of MSF’s personnel for stronger operations and leadership in the field. Educational portfolio ‘We are very pleased with this partnership’, said Michael Lurie LSTM’s Director for International Education and Knowledge Exchange. ‘As part of our ever expanding educational portfolio this is a bespoke offering that…

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Trump executive order: Million sign petition to stop UK visit

Trump executive order: Million sign petition to stop UK visit

A petition to stop US President Donald Trump’s UK state visit has gathered more than a million signatures. Numbers of signatories have been rising rapidly since a US clampdown on immigration came into effect over the weekend, causing anger worldwide. PM Theresa May announced the visit during her recent US trip. Downing Street has rejected calls for it to be cancelled as a “populist gesture”. Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn urged the PM to postpone the visit. The petition is now the second-most popular on the government’s website. MPs will discuss it…

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