Teacher helping a student

Competent teachers can help disadvantaged students achieve educational qualifications, finds a new study by the ifo Institute. “The good news is: poor starting opportunities in life are not irreversible. To a great extent, educational success also depends on the school environment ­– and especially on the teachers. That leaves the education system with considerable room for maneuver,” says ifo researcher Benjamin Arold.

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An upper secondary school class at Björneborgs svenska samskolan in Pori. LEHTIKUVA

More instruction time and good teachers help students perform better. This is the result of a study conducted by the ifo Institute. “On average across the countries studied, the effect of instruction time on student achievement is greater when the teachers are better qualified,” says ifo researcher Katharina Wedel. However, when only developing countries are considered, instruction time has on average no effect.

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The ACE (America, China, Europe) program is a 4-year bachelor’s degree in business jointly offered by Luiss in Rome, Renmin University of China in Beijing, and the George Washington in Washington, D.C. The new entry into the world panorama of degree courses in "Business” education will unite three different countries and managerial cultures. The innovative program draws from three global capital cities to provide immersive local education that will educate future business leaders.

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The introduction of ethics classes in Germany as an alternative to religious education led to reduced religiosity in students’ later life. It also eroded traditional attitudes to gender roles and increased labor market participation and wages. These are the findings of a new study by the ifo Institute.

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Kristina studies Business Informatics and will graduate as a Master of Engineering in Business Informatics from Metropolia; Finland’s largest University of Applied Sciences.

Every one of us can make a difference – Metropolia’s role as Finland’s largest university of applied sciences is to enable our students to do just that. Besides skills and knowledge, we provide chances to put innovative ideas to the test in real life.

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A push to automate is changing the way humans and machines work together. The number of industrial robots installed in factories reached about 3 million units worldwide in 2020 – more than doubling in ten years. The IFR has researched how robotics training shapes current and future workforce education, enhancing skills development for employees.

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