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WHAT'S NEXT?: Education will increasingly be online, just-in-time and competence-based. VR will become more mainstream in education technology. The vision of easily accessible learning will be enormously powerful and widespread in a few years. The global artificial intelligence market in the education sector will grow exponentially and post an impressive CAGR of over 39% by 2020.

  • [New] More people-to-people exchanges among BRICS countries will be held in 2022 and China also suggested setting up a BRICS alliance for vocational education to organize vocational skills competitions. CGTN
  • [New] H2M will feature many of the top leaders in aerospace, government, innovation, policy, STEM education, entertainment, and many other disciplines from around the world. Eventbrite
  • [New] In the landscapes of northern Ghana, many people do want to change; to learn new skills so they could earn a living without over-exploiting the forests. CIFOR Forests News
  • [New] Quality learning opportunities must be deployed by governments, cross-sector industry leaders, and local communities alike to encourage learning experiences that adapt to today's world, drive income generation, prevent worsening inequality, and provide a prosperous future for all. MIT SOLVE
  • [New] Researchers at the University of Hawaii have created a deep learning model that can identify patients with a high risk of developing breast cancer from a digital screening of their mammogram. Center for Data Innovation
  • [New] Fear of losing hard-earned higher education gains Even after massive international support over the last two decades, higher education in Afghanistan still needs foreign assistance. University World News
  • [New] Although the European Union, the UK and some other countries have pledged humanitarian and emergency response aid after the Taliban take-over, it is unclear whether the world will continue supporting higher education under Taliban rule. University World News
  • [New] Integration of vocational education into all institutions - schools, colleges and universities will provide access to vocational education to at least 50% of all learners by 2025, to realize the full potential of India's demographic dividend. teriin
  • [New] Amazon plans to expand the education and skills training benefits it offers to its U.S. employees with a total investment of $1.2 billion by 2025. US About Amazon
  • [New] As Nigeria accelerates the priority of education, the U.S. government will continue to support the government and people of Nigeria in their efforts to create equitable, safe, and quality learning opportunities for future generations. U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Nigeria
  • [New] Ongoing disruption to children's education due to the impact of Covid-19 continues to be a global and national concern - with the hope being that in 2021 will finally mark a return to full, in-school education for the first time in three academic years. TES
  • [New] The UK's international education strategy includes a target of increasing the number of international students in the UK to at least 600,000 by 2030 and the value of education exports to £35 billion per year by 2030. HEPI
  • [New] Taliban leaders have insisted publicly that women will play a prominent role in society in Afghanistan and have access to education. CNN
  • [New] Researchers at Kaunas University in Lithuania have developed a method based on deep learning that can predict the possible incidence of Alzheimer's disease through brain images with an accuracy rate of over 99%. Medical Trend
  • [New] Researchers from Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania developed a deep learning-based method that can predict the possible onset of Alzheimer's disease from brain images with an accuracy of over 99%. Longevity.Technology
  • [New] The US Department of Education is investigating five states over concerns that their mask mandate bans could be discriminatory against students with disabilities and health conditions that make them more vulnerable to Covid-19. Wired
  • [New] For further education and vocational education and training, 1,177 students will go to Spain, 532 to France and 413 to the US. The Pie News
  • We learn that 76% of financial executives believe that bitcoin and digital assets will serve as an alternative to fiat currencies, or even replace them, in the next 5 to 10 years. TheCoinInsiders
  • A year after the entry into force of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, companies are learning how USMCA can provide opportunities and present risk for U.S.-Mexico cross-border business. amjfinancial
  • Ensuring that vulnerable populations can have clean water for drinking and washing up and also investing in education to mitigate some of the long-term climate shocks will be crucial, they wrote, in reducing overall climate risk for 415 million children in coming years. Popular Science
  • Even with growing representation in leadership in some countries, women all over the world are still subject to discriminatory laws, unequal pay, lack of access to healthcare, education and business opportunities. One Young World

Last updated: 15 September 2021