It’s time to apply for a scholarship by Interculturaby Roberta Lunghini - 2017.01.10
85 scholarships sponsored in Italy by Intercultura are available in order to take part in language programs around the world. They are reserved for high school students in the age range 15-18 years, who apply before January 20 (except 30 scholarships by Intesa Sanpaolo, whose deadline is January 13). A growing number of institutions, foundations, companies are contributing in order to allow a deserving student, but in need of financial support, to spend a training period abroad. The destinations are many: if one prefers to stay in Europe there are Ireland, Spain, Denmark, Finland and Russia; but if one wants to go west the proposals are in Canada, USA, Argentina; in Asia it is possible to choose between India, China and Japan.
Blind recruitment is spreading in Italy
Blind recruitment is spreading also in Italy. This is the practice of removing personally identifiable information from the resumes of applicants including their name, gender, age, education, so as to prevent discrimination and any possible unconscious prejudice. As reported by Hays, one of the world’s leading recruitment experts, this technique Read More.
State employees increasingly old and incompetent
In Italy, state employees are increasingly old and under-qualified. Consider that, currently, 49% of the jobs that require a degree are undertaken by non-graduates. Overall, graduates or those with a higher qualification account for around 40% of the total and 41% have a high-school diploma. The remainder (18.3%) are educated Read More.
Here is the trail blazing first WBB cohort
Here are the first graduates in the World Bachelor in Business (WBB). Which includes many Italian young individuals. This is a four-year study program, entirely in English, born from the partnership between Bocconi University, University of Southern California and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, thanks to which selected Read More.
Hyperactivity calmed at school by designing comics
Designing comics in class helps calm anxiety, aggression, anger and outbursts of rage. An approach that has worked in the Urban Assembly Bronx Academy of Letters, located in difficult New York suburbs. It is used with students with special education needs – autism, health and family problems and hyperactivity – to reduce Read More.
To reduce medical errors, physicians must not fear to say they’ve failed
In order to reduce errors in the operating theater, physicians must have the possibility to say without fear they’ve failed. This is what claim experts at the Penn University. They have investigated on how internal and external judgments, expressed by health staff and families, influence on the incidence of errors Read More.
Despite everything a degree still counts in Italy
In Italy, a degree is still an excellent playing card in the employment market. The number of graduates who have found employment a year after completing their degree has increased. According to the latest Almalaurea report, the percentages are 68% for those with three-year degrees and 71% for those with Read More.