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8th June 2020

Elon has been repeatedly recognized as a top producer of Peace Corps volunteers, and this year saw 16 students receive certificates for successfully completing the preparation program.

Sixteen Elon students this spring completed the requirements of the university’s Peace Corps Prep Program, which prepares students for international service through mentoring, coursework and field experiences.

Through the program, students develop four competencies — training and experience in a specific work sector, foreign language proficiency, intercultural competency, and professional leadership and development skills. The program expanded in 2019 to cover all six Peace Corps service areas — Agriculture, Community Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health and Youth in Development.

The Peace Corps, a volunteer program run by the federal government, enables participants to go abroad for at least two years to serve in a variety of roles in government, education and service. Elon’s prep program, which is headed by Assistant Professor of English Jennifer Eidum, helps prepare students for volunteering in the Peace Corps or working in a variety of other service opportunities.

A DCU student team last night won this year’s national Enactus Ireland competition, an annual competition which brings together students, business leaders, academics and alumni to celebrate social enterprise. The announcement was made at a virtual event on May 28th. The main projects presented were:

Dyslexie (dyslex.ie) aims to provide customized solutions for people with dyslexia, in a user-friendly way. Users complete an online questionnaire, which identifies the exact modifications that will maximise the user experience. With this data, the software automatically tailors the visual and textual formatting of any web page. Dyslex.ie customises the background colour, line-spacing, and font style and size to enhance users’ reading experience. It also offers syllable-splitting, word-to-image functionality, and paragraph delineation. The result; users’ reading speed and accuracy increases significantly. After rigorous testing and consultation with key dsylexia experts, Dyslex.ie will have its official launch at the end of June, rolling out to schools, corporates, and individuals. The team is finalising the development of our IOS and Android app to make Dyslexie widely accessible, enabling users to persevere and thrive through the challenges of Covid 19 and beyond.

 

English-Taught Courses Increase at Università Cattolica

UCSC International held its first Spring 2013 Orientation Day at the end of January, welcoming students deriving from countries including Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, and USA to Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore’s Milan campus.

Given the ever so wide selection of courses available to International Students, during the “Drop/Add” period, students are given the opportunity to attend different classes of interest in order to clarify expectations and verify that the terms of participation have been understood.

International Students may choose to create their own semester of study by selecting two different academic paths from two curricula, with two different academic calendars.

UCSC International Curriculum, a distinctive and boastful feature of the study abroad and exchange program, allows students to take English-taught coursework, along with an Italian Language and Culture Course.

NEOMA wins at the 2020 Digital Learning Awards

In mid-April, the school won one of the 11 awards given out at the 2020 Trophées du Digital Learning Awards for its immersive virtual reality case study of Drive E.Leclerc in St-Brice Courcelles.

Each year the Trophées du Digital Learning gives awards to the best digital learning projects and strategies developed by French companies.
For the 2020 awards, NEOMA won the award in the “Learner Experience and Involvement” category with its IVR case study of Drive E.Leclerc in St-Brice Courcelles.

Ranking of Parisian Business Schools 2020: 7th place tied for NEOMA

Le Parisien publishes its ranking of the best Business Schools today and the Master in Management programme is placed in equal 7th place, up 1 position and an increase of 3 places in two years.

In the overall ranking, NEOMA has made progress in the following categories:
• Labels: + 1 point (5/5)
• International network: + 2 points (5/5)
• Pedagogy: + 1 point (4/5)
• Social policy: + 2 points (5/5)

Such progress reflects the implementation of our strategic plan: AMBA accreditation for the PGE, development of our worldwide network of partner universities, ambitious scholarship policy…

For specific themed rankings, NEOMA features mainly in :
• International profile of the Faculty : 3rd place
• Entrepreneurship : 3rd place

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