The 6th annual EURIE- Eurasia Higher Education Summit on 3-5th March 2021
The largest international education event in the Eurasian region, the 6th annual EURIE- Eurasia Higher Education Summit will be organized on 3-5th of March 2021 on a virtual platform.
EURIE 2021 will feature a virtual expo for networking, partnership and business development, as well as a conference dedicated to current issues in internationalization and higher education management. With 40+ panels and 120 expert speakers, participants have the opportunity to explore trends, best practices and innovative solutions in international education. Find out more on the Conference Program.
To network with universities from all over the world and to access the rich conference program, you can register as exhibitor here or as visitor here
We hope that you can join us at EURIE 2021 to share, ideate, innovate and help shape international education in the coming era!
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Japan to start COVID vaccinations next week despite syringe shortage
Japan will start coronavirus vaccinations next week, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday, but it is scrambling to secure suitable syringes so doses won't go to waste.
The country has reached deals with three major drug firms to buy enough vaccine doses for its population of 126 million.
But it has not yet announced a detailed roll-out plan for the jabs, less than six months before the pandemic-postponed Olympics begin.
The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is likely to become the first jab approved for use in Japan in the coming days, following domestic clinical trials required by the country's health authorities.
"When we have confirmed the vaccine's efficacy and safety, we will start vaccination by the middle of next week," Suga said.
Japan is trying to secure enough special syringes that can extract the full six doses from each vial of Pfizer vaccine.
More commonly used syringes can only draw five doses -- meaning the last one needs to be discarded.
The syringe problem could force the country to forgo enough Pfizer vaccine doses for up to 12 million people, local media estimated.
"At first, we will use the syringes that can draw six doses, but as we vaccinate many people, these will become scarce," Health Minister Norihisa Tamura said on Tuesday.
"We are working hard to secure the syringes. We are asking medical equipment manufacturers to increase their production," he told parliament.
Around 10,000 medical workers will be the first people vaccinated in Japan, with officials hoping to expand the rollout to the elderly from April.
Toshio Nakagawa, head of the Japan Medical Association, said that a lack of information about the vaccine campaign is causing confusion among medical workers.
But he said at a Wednesday press conference that medics are committed to the vaccination program, which he called "the most enormous undertaking, at a scale we have never experienced before".
The jabs "will let us be on the offensive, rather than just on defense", he added.
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Japan to launch $96 billion university fund by March 2022
A ¥10 trillion government fund to beef up research at Japan’s universities and halt a slide in international rankings will start by March 2022, the Cabinet Office said Tuesday in documents clarifying the plan’s time-line.
Seed money will come from ¥4.5 trillion ($43 billion) in public debt financing and sales of government gold reserves, with funds growing over time to ¥10 trillion, according to the documents. Most of the total will likely be funded by government debt, although universities are being encouraged to try to raise some of the money themselves.
The fund’s investment guidelines along with its mid- to long-term goals will be determined by autumn.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s administration approved the plan last month to try to restore Japan’s standing in international academic rankings and bridge the funding gap between the country’s universities and those elsewhere.
In terms of top-level academic papers published, Japan fell to 11th in the world from 4th over the last two decades, according to the Cabinet Office.
Keio University, Japan’s most well-funded private school, manages a ¥73 billion endowment, a fraction of Harvard University’s roughly ¥4.5 trillion.