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Experts are exploring gendered trends in STEM programs and shedding light on systemic barriers that prevent women’s full and equal participation in African higher education institutions.

AI tutors and chatbots are being introduced in Seoul schools for enhanced English learning, simulating real-life scenarios for practical application. Their effectiveness will be assessed for potential expansion, mirroring the projected growth in AI education, as reported by Technavio, highlighting a significant market increase driven by personalized learning and chatbot innovation.

Google search trends also mirror the Netherlands’ popularity among international students, with significant increases in searches for “studying in the Netherlands” and “studying in Amsterdam.”

The survey conducted by EdTech firm Chegg showed that only 20 percent of American students have started using generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT or OpenAI, in their academic activities. 

Global statistics highlight a concerning trend: 1 in 4 girls aged 15–19 falls into the Neither in Education, Employment, or Training (NEET) category. In India, this figure escalates to 1 in 2 (PLFS 2020). Barriers hindering the engagement of girls in STEM education and careers manifest across personal, institutional/structural, and social levels.

The study, involving over 3,500 urban white-collar workers, shows a 2.5-fold increase in appraisals and a 2.3-fold rise in promotion rates for those who upskilled in the past 3-5 years. Upskilling led to enhanced job security, particularly benefiting women returning from career breaks with a 4.8-fold improvement in career stability.

Demographic shifts and increased demand for healthcare services have exacerbated the nursing shortage crisis. InSpring, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, acts as a global platform for talent mobility, connecting international students with high-demand career opportunities in the US.

Omtzigt, a prominent Member of Parliament and leader of the New Social Contract party, has expressed concern over a potential labor shortage in the Netherlands within the next five years attributing this concern to a significant number of students at Dutch universities completing their qualifications in English and subsequently returning to their home countries.

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