COVID-19: MEPs call for measures to close the digital gap in education

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs called for the digital gap in Europe to be closed, as the pandemic exacerbated inequalities in the EU, making it difficult for many to access school education.  The resolution was adopted on Thursday by 593 votes in favour, 58 against and 36 abstentions. […]

Achieving a European Education Area by 2025 and resetting education and training for the digital age

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission adopted two initiatives that will strengthen the contribution of education and training to the EU’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis, and help build a green and digital Europe. Setting out a vision of the European Education Area to be achieved by […]

Healthcare guidance apps to professional’s continued education?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Daltro Moreira Iori and Mr. Gabriel Muniz Manholer, two medical students at the University Center of Maringá, Paraná, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the […]

One-third of young people still optimistic despite COVID’s dramatic hit on education and jobs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content New survey polled young people – hit hard by COVID – around the world. Young women, younger adults and lower-income countries hit hardest. But more than a third of young people reported […]

Investing in education and skills can improve the health of both humans and planet. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tolullah Oni, Public health physician and urban epidemiologist, Clinical Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town & Jukay Hsu, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Pursuit Systemic factors mean […]

This is why many young people have no access to proper education

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Hundreds of millions of children, adolescents and young people have no access to learning and COVID-19 has exacerbated the problem. A UNESCO report shows poverty is the main barrier, ahead of other […]

How income-sharing agreements can improve access to education

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ladislas de Guerre, Manager, Impact Investing, KOIS & Colin Godbarge, Principal, KOIS Education is crucial to unlocking better livelihoods. As recent studies highlight, your education impacts your ability to get a job and the income-level of you and […]

How COVID-19 is driving a long-overdue revolution in education

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Salah-Eddine Kandri, Global Head of Education, IFC The pandemic has forced universities to bring their courses online. This is just one step along the road to a new educational paradigm, however. We can expect a new model to […]

These are the regions where people have most faith in their schools

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content A majority of people around the world don’t feel that schools are preparing students for jobs. Education remains a priviledge rather than widely available. There is strong support among the public for global […]

The world is failing miserably on access to education. Here’s how to change course

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Edwards, General Secretary, Education International About 263 million children and youth are out of school. Privatization of education is intensifying and funding for public education is being cut, increasing inequality. The world is not on track to […]

The 4 biggest challenges to our higher education model – and what to do about them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Fuglsang Østergaard, Futurist & Consultant, Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies & Adam Graafland Nordlund, Junior Futurist, Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies Education models need to reflect the demand for lifelong learning to cope with the technological and […]

Training for staff in early childhood education and care must promote practices that foster children’s learning, development and well-being

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Countries need to ensure that the early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce is prepared for the demands of working with young children in order to give a strong start to all children. Based on the OECD’s Starting Strong Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS Starting […]

These countries spend the most on education

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Luxembourg leads the way on education spending on a per-student basis, followed by the US and Sweden, according to a recent report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Stripping out […]

Education should be like everything else. An on-demand service

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Education has long been linked to national economic competitiveness. Most debates have focused on what subjects are taught – and many in the US correctly argue we need to further invest in science, […]

Ethical education as an obligatory course in medical curriculum

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nimisha Ramesh is a second year medical student studying in Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune, India. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

Is technology key to improving global health and education, or just an expensive distraction?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Dercon, Professor of Economic Policy, Blavatnik School of Government and the Economics Department, University of Oxford After decades of attempting to improve failing health and education systems in developing countries, the situation in many areas is still […]

These are the world’s best universities by subject

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content If you want to pick the the best university for your chosen field of study, go to the U.S. The QS World University Rankings show U.S. universities hold the top spot for virtually all subjects. […]

The first new university in the UK for 40 years is taking a very different approach to education

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content What role should universities play in equipping the workers of the future to solve the world’s most pressing problems? And, as we approach the 2020s, should we rethink the way education puts […]

These artists created a huge open library – and their idea’s gone global

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content You might be used to reading words written by your favourite authors in bed, on a train, or even in the park. But have you ever seen them posted on a lamppost, […]

The first new university in the UK for 40 years is taking a very different approach to education

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content What role should universities play in equipping the workers of the future to solve the world’s most pressing problems? And, as we approach the 2020s, should we rethink the way education puts […]

SMEs turning to alternative financing instruments as growth slows in bank lending

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are turning to non-bank financing sources at a faster pace than in the past, as bank lending to them has risen less than expected given today’s favourable credit conditions and business environment. Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2019: An OECD Scoreboard finds that […]

Three ways Finland leads the world – and education isn’t one of them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ishita Barua, MD & Research Scientist, University of Oslo Finland’s education system is globally renowned. For more than a decade, Finland has been one of the top performers in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). But the Finns […]

Schools must look to the future when connecting students to the internet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oren Pinsky, Project Coordinator, Internet for All, Latin America, World Economic Forum Geneva Abundant, cost-effective and reliable internet access is a basic pillar of any future-oriented education system. It democratizes student access to information and educational content; enables teachers […]

Boosting adult learning essential to help people adapt to future of work

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Many OECD countries need to urgently scale-up and upgrade their adult learning systems to help people adapt to the future world of work, according to a new OECD report. Getting Skills Right: Future-Ready Adult Learning Systems says that new technologies, globalisation and population ageing are changing […]

6 ways to future-proof universities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jaci Eisenberg, Lead, Global University Leaders Forum (GULF) and University Engagement The members of the Global University Leaders Forum community convened at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2019 to discuss their role in our ever-changing world. Here are […]

Talent is worldwide. Opportunity is not. How can we redistribute it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Igor Tulchinsky, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, WorldQuant LLC Talent – for math, science, music, sports, finance, you name it – is evenly distributed around the world, even at its most rarefied levels. Opportunity, however, is not. This […]

Millions of young people need better job skills. Here’s how businesses can help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Globalization, technology, expanding webs of trade and commerce, automation and the rise of artificial intelligence are changing labour markets at a rapid, uneven pace around the world. As a […]

This one small change could transform education for millions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Manos Antoninis, Director, Global Education Monitoring report, UNESCO & Breon Corcoran, CEO, WorldRemit On paper, Ally starts his school year in Tanzania in January. However, his aunt Susan, an engineer living in Sweden, has been preparing for this day […]

This is where teachers are most (and least) respected

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content A new study by the Varkey Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that aims to improve education for underprivileged children, gauges how respected teachers are in 35 economies around the world. For its Global Teacher Status […]

Every year, South Korea comes to a standstill for an exam marathon

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Silence. No hammering from construction sites. No planes taking off. Even the banks stay shut on the most important day of the year for South Korea’s students. But crowds cheered and beat […]

Commission launches new tool to support digital teaching and learning in schools

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today unveiled a new tool to help all schools in the EU, as well as in Russia, Georgia and Serbia, to assess how they use digital technology for teaching and learning. In the EU, SELFIE (Self-reflection on Effective Learning by […]

These countries spend the most on education

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Few would argue that a thriving education system is vital to a country’s success. But while education is a priority across the globe, the level of spending varies sharply from country to […]

Women in Iceland have walked out of work to dispute the gender pay gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicola Gryczka, Chief Executive Officer, Gastromotiva Imagine if you worked a full day but stopped being paid at 2.55pm. That’s the fate of women in Iceland, according to a protest group that organized rallies across the country this […]