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How the model minority myth holds Asian Americans back at work—and what companies should do

Jennifer Liu, CNBC – 3 May 2021 This article on CNBC describes the highly stereotypical ‘model minority’ myth that labels Asian Americans as “smart, hardworking, easy-to-manage employees”. However, the article also explains why this stereotype has created boundaries for Asian Americans in the workplace, making it more difficult for them to reach top-level positions. Read…

Thousands suspended at Myanmar universities as junta targets education

Reuters – 11 May 2021 Thousands of academics and staff across Myanmar have been suspended from their universities after they went on strike action to protest against military rule. This article on Reuters explains how these suspensions have affected an education system already neglected from government spending. Read the full article here.

Heriot-Watt University Dubai Launches COVID-19 Relief Scholarship For India

India Education Diary – 10 May 2021 The pandemic has swept through India at a staggering pace, with the country now reporting over 250,000 deaths. Many prospective international students may now have their study plans suspended, however Heriot-Watt University Dubai have launched a Covid-19 Relief Scholarship for Indian students who have been hit financially by…

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