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A step towards better science for education policy

By Connie St Louis- SciDev.Net Evidence-based policy. It’s one of those phrases that has become ubiquitous. But what exactly does it mean? And perhaps more importantly, where is that evidence coming from, and can it be trusted as a basis for formulating policy? The NGO The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) has been wrestling with such questions in the …

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Qikun Xue and Yuk-Ming Dennis Lo Awarded the First Future Science Prize

The Future Science Prize, the first privately sponsored science prize in Mainland China, announced its inaugural prize laureates in Beijing on September 19, 2016 after a rigorous selection process lasting a year and half. Qikun Xue of Tsinghua University was awarded the first prize in physical science; Yuk-Ming Dennis Lo, from the Chinese University of Hong Kong was awarded the …

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Ghana’s KNUST selected students set to study Science & Technology in China

An exciting new venture has been declared by the delegation from the Wenzhou Municipal in China, where they are offering scholarship packages to elected pupils of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana to travel to Wenzhou, China and study new technology. The Wenzhou Municipal delegation signed a Sister-city relation agreement with the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, …

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China’s plan to become innovation powerhouse by 2020

The Ministry of Science and Technology and related departments have spent two years creating a plan for China to forward its global ranking in the innovation race and at a State Council executive meeting on Wednesday the polished plan was passed. China claim that the aim of the plan is to ensure that China is an innovation powerhouse by 2020. …

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Mobile World Congress Brings the First Youth Mobile Festival to China

3 days, more than 10,000 young people, endless fun…. All under one roof! YoMo: introducing STEAM concepts to young people GSMA is introducing the Mobile World Congress’s first ever Youth Mobile (YoMo) Festival to Shanghai, China. With the participation of innovative companies in the Sciences, Technology Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) sectors and with a focus on gaming, robotics, and …

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Don’t wait for crises to reach public with science

By Tolu Oni – SciDev.Net Young researchers in particular should get support to engage society routinely, says Tolu Oni. A wide range of players, from policymakers to the media, often consult scientists at times of crisis or social controversy. At such times, how the public perceives the credibility and relevance of scientists to society is vital to how their views …

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Cheap device for examining eyes successfully tested

By Inga Vesper – SciDev.Net A simple eye examining device that may offer a cheap way to improve medical care and training in developing countries has been successfully tested in Africa and Pacific island states. The Arclight is a pocket-sized ophthalmoscope — a medical instrument used to see inside patients’ eyes — equipped with an LED to provide light, a …

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Jiangsu Launches China’s First STEAM Center with Quest Education

-Quest Education to Launch the Groundbreaking STEAM Center in Nantong Tongzhou Bay Demonstration District. Quest Education has announced the launch of a groundbreaking Science, Technology, Education, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Center in Jiangsu’s vibrant Nantong Tongzhou Bay Demonstration District, reinforcing the priority that the region places on education in China. STEAM is a global initiative aimed at encouraging creativity, innovation …

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Data doesn’t always tell the whole story

By – Nicola Pearson – SciDev.Net Analysing ever-increasing amounts of data — particularly digital data — is generally considered the Holy Grail of categorising people’s behaviour to target services in line with it. This doesn’t just mean commercial, personalised marketing based on our online habits, but also, in development terms, directing policies to create and target services where they are most …

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Edible insects inch one step closer

By SciDev.Net – Andrea Rinaldi Farming insects on a large scale is no more of a biological or chemical hazard than other livestock farming, says a report by a European food safety body. The report, which looks at the potential of insects as food or animal feed, says the microbiological, chemical and environmental risks of insect farming are similar to …

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