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npj | Science of Learning Calls for Papers

16. June 2022

Nature Portfolio Journal’s Call for Papers

Highlight your research and enhance its visibility to your field and community by submitting to one of NPJ’s Collections.

Understanding and Addressing Inequality in Education

Inequality in education is a defining challenge of our time. Around the world, students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds are far more likely to underperform in school than are students from advantaged backgrounds. This gap emerges early in development and widens with age. This represents an enormous loss of potential and perpetuates harm into adulthood.What are the causes of inequality? And what can we do to reduce inequality? With the special Collection in npj Science of Learning, the work toward developing an interdisciplinary understanding of inequality in education continues, as this topic goes beyond one single discipline related to learning and education.

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MIT Refugee Action Hub (MIT ReACT)

16. June 2022

MIT REFUGEE ACTION HUB (MIT ReACT) MIT ReACT launched the year-long Certificate in Computer and Data Science (CDS) program with 18 learners from across the MENA region. The program consists of online courses in computer programming and data analysis, immersive bootcamps, and professional internship and experiential learning opportunities. Like many colleagues in the CLCC, MIT ReACT was compelled to redesign elements of our programming for the continuation to reach refugee and underserved learners despite the barriers formed as a consequence of the pandemic. Also, by shifting from a blended program to one conducted online, the program was able to extend admission to learners in new regions.

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Opening Universitiesfor Refugees (OUR)

16. June 2022

Opening Universities For Refugees (OUR) registered as a charitable incorporated organization (CIO) in the UK between 2017-2021. Since 2016, it has delivered five forums engaging more than 200 attendees to understand the higher education needs of refugees and brought leading partners together in Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand. In 2021, OUR hosted the 7th cohort of CERTE online, and 14 participants received certificates. By 2022, the program looks forward to expanding our program by introducing new advocacy activities by the partnership in the Asia and Pacific region.

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Luminus Technical University College

16. June 2022

Luminus Technical University College (LTUC) has been successfully operating over 40 years and has more than 122,000 learners from 33 different nationalities. 25% of the students are refugees who benefit from LTUC’s generous scholarships. For 2022 plans, the university has partnered with Kings College London (KCL) to improve the education and employment pathways of vulnerable Syrian and Jordanian youth. The program supports youth with skills in the IT and Creative Media sectors, which offer youth above-average livelihoods. Currently, there are two tracks of the program on a foundation program and a professional track program.

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