Armenia opens its arms to new ‘champions of peace’
Created: Friday, 28 August 2015 17:16
Gayaneh Seiranyan, communication and partnership manager at UWC Dilijan, tells Matt Salusbury about the school movement’s latest addition
CREATIVE CULTURE Dilijan has always been a popular city for artists and composers, and is surrounded by a national park with its own microclimate (Courtesy Danil Kolodin)
What is the history and philosophy behind the United World Colleges?
The United World Colleges (UWC) movement was founded in 1962 with the vision of bringing together young people whose experience was of the political conflict of the Cold War era, offering an educational experience based on shared learning, collaboration and understanding so that the students would act as champions of peace. UWC’s clear mission is to make education a force to unite people and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. A UWC college offers an educational experience like no other, in the sense that it is based on shared learning, collaboration and understanding.
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Why it’s good to go Dutch
Created: Wednesday, 24 June 2015 14:53
Matt Salusbury surveys Holland’s English-medium university provision
Of the fourteen research universities in the relatively small country that is the Netherlands, a dozen appear in the THE World University Rankings Top 200. The ancient university of Leiden leads the pack in 64th place, and there’s a cluster of Dutch universities in the seventies – Delft, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Wageningen University and Research Centre (Wageningen UR), University of Amsterdam and University of Utrecht.
Maastricht University comes in at 101st but holds sixth place in the THE 100 Under 50 rankings for universities founded less than fifty years ago. Groningen and three more Dutch institutions are comfortably within the World University Ranking’s top 150.
Netherlands higher education punches well above its weight, having the highest proportion of top 200 universities per capita of any country.
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