Business in Asia: Education News

Broccoli reportedly tastes differently, all depending on whether you are Chinese or Danish

New studies from the University of Copenhagen (KU) suggests that Chinese people experience the bitter flavor more strongly than Danish people and bitter flavors such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts and dark chocolate do not taste the same way to the two nations. Wender Bredie, Professor at the Department of Food Science at the University of…

AIT MBA Program Ranks #1 in Thailand and #14 in Asia

In the latest QS Global MBA Rankings 2021, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) ranks #1 in Thailand and #14 in Asia. Featuring over 250 business schools in 40 countries, the prestigious QS Global MBA Rankings 2021 provides a comprehensive list of the best academic institutions in…

Erasmus+ helps Asian students achieve their education dreams

The European Union’s Erasmus+ programme has since 2014 helped many Asian youth students achieve their dream of studying in Europe. Erasmus+ helps organize student and doctoral candidate exchanges to and from Partner countries. Partner countries includes amongst other countries, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, China and Indonesia as well as all four Nordic countries i.e Denmark,…

The Norwegian School in Singapore now offers learning to children from the age of 3 years old

As a new initiative, The Norwegian School in Singapore (Norskeskolen i Singapore) now offers classes in Norwegian to young children from the age of 3 years old.  Their target group is Norwegian children between 3-15 years old living in Singapore who want to maintain and develop their Norwegian language skills alongside their international schooling.  According…

Denmark supports bridging between education and industry in Myanmar

On 17 December 2020, The Danish Embassy in Myanmar released an update on the latest work of bridging between education and industry. The report says: Universities, Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions provide students with practical and intellectual skills for their future career. In Myanmar, gaps between what young people learn at schools and…

Denmark promotes girls’ access to education in Myanmar

On 10 December 2020 the Embassy of Denmark in Myanmar released a statement on their latest work regarding gender balance. The statement said: The attitude and behavior towards the opposite gender is instilled early in the childhood. Schools are therefore important places to teach children how to socialize in a positive way and how to…

Norway launches major wind power research center NorthWind

Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tina Bru, announced on 11 December 2020 an investment of NOK 120 million (EUR 11.3 million) in a new wind power research center in Norway. The NorthWind research center will be at the cutting edge, working on innovations to make wind power cheaper, more efficient, and more sustainable. One…

Denmark supports teaching law students in Myanmar about Human Rights

The Embassy of Denmark has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mandalay University to further strengthen the cooperation in Human Rights Education. The Danish support enables the University’s Law Department to establish a Human Rights Resource Centre and a Legal Information Centre. In addition, Law faculty members will be taught in how to teach human…

Denmark signed agreement to support anti corruption efforts in Vietnam

On the International Anti-Corruption Day 9 December, the Danish Ambassador to Vietnam, H.E. Mr. Kim Højlund Christensen and the Executive Director of Towards Transparency Ms. Nguyen Thi Kieu Vien signed an agreement to start a one-year project to enhance the role of youth to challenge corruption and promote a culture of integrity in Vietnam. With…