Posts Tagged ‘education Brazil’

FICO Missão: Positivo Financial Education App Takes Off Fast in Brazil

Comments Off | 11-27-2013

SÃO PAULO – November, 26 2013 – FICO (NYSE: FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, today announced that the financial game FICO™ Missão: Positivo was downloaded over 1,000 times within 10 days of its debut. The game now ranks among Brazil’s top 500 educational games, and [...]

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E-Commerce is the Big Winner in Back-to-School Retail Sales

Comments Off | 09-19-2013

PURCHASE, NY – (September 16, 2013) – The back-to-school shopping season is the second-biggest selling period of the year for U.S. retailers, behind the winter holidays. While this year has been without exception, the back-to-school bump was less than the retail industry expected. According to the latest SpendingPulse™ report released [...]

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Education, health care, honest government and jobs top priorities for people worldwide

Comments Off | 09-12-2013

New York — The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented today a new report “A Million Voices: The World We Want”. The report summarizes the findings from public consultations and surveys that engaged more than 1.3 million people in all 193 UN Member States since August 2012 in an effort to identify priorities for the post-2015 [...]

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Open University to Expand in Mozambique as of 2015

Comments Off | 05-23-2013

An agreement signed on Monday (May 20) provides for the expansion of the Open University of Brazil (UAB) in Mozambique. As of 2015, over 2,000 places will be available in mathematics, biology, pedagogy and public administration courses. The document was signed by the Minister of Education, Aloizio Mercadante, during a meeting with leaders of Portuguese-speaking [...]

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MEC to have R$ 80 million to finance university extension programs and projects

Comments Off | 02-5-2013

The Ministry of Education (MEC) will make approximately R$ 80 million available to finance university extension programs and projects. According to the MEC portal, public higher education institutions have until March 22 to submit proposals for extension activities. Through the University Extension Program (PROEXT), educational institutions will be able to apply for funding of up [...]

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Students from 18 disciplines to study in France through Science without Borders

Comments Off | 01-4-2013

Registrations for student exchange sandwich programs in France are open until January 14 through the Science without Borders program. In total, students from 18 different disciplines may apply for places. Successful university students will receive a scholarship to the amount of € 870 (around R$ 2,300) per month, in addition to assistance with settling in [...]

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CAPES signs agreement which includes Irish educational institutions in Science without Borders

Comments Off | 12-20-2012

On December 14, the President of the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), Jorge Almeida Guimarães, signed an agreement that includes the participation of Irish higher education institutions in the Science without Borders program (CsF). The document provides for the initial offering of up to 1,000 scholarships per year in undergraduate sandwich [...]

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Brazil and Russia sign cooperation agreements in defense and education

Comments Off | 12-20-2012

On December 14, President Dilma Rousseff and the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, signed cooperation agreements in the areas of defense, education and technology at the Kremlin in Moscow. Rousseff stated that cooperation in innovation is key to strengthening the strategic partnership between the two countries and said she was positive with regard to the [...]

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American universities come to Brazil to discuss the Science without Borders program

Comments Off | 09-5-2012

On Friday, August 31, the Education Minister Aloizio Mercadante received a delegation of representatives from 66 American universities, visiting Brazil to participate in the Education USA Fair, held in São Paulo. Led by US Under Secretary for International Trade, Francisco Sánchez, and accompanied by the country’s Brazilian ambassador, Thomas Shannon, the delegation spoke to the [...]

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Improvements in education in Brazil decreased labor informality, according to FGV – Getúlio Vargas Foundation

Comments Off | 08-26-2012

Improvements in the schooling of Brazilians coupled with good economic performance over the past decade and public policies aimed at generating employment and income led to a reduction in informal labor between 2002 and 2009. The conclusion is part of the research project ‘Recent Evolution of Informality in Brazil’ by the researchers Fernando Holanda Barbosa [...]

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