A chairman of governors who has served in education for nearly 50 years has followed in his father's footsteps in being named on the New Year's Honour's List. Mr Paul Anthony Irons, 71, of Wollaton, Chair of Governors at Fernwood School, Wollaton, will receive an MBE for services to education. His father, Eric Irons, was the first black magistrate in Britain and was also honoured with an OBE in 1978. He is one of 12 Nottinghamshire people being recognised for their devoted service in their fields this year. Four will be granted British Empire Medals, five MBE's and three will receive an OBE. Mr Irons has served Fernwood School and its community in Nottingham for more than 47 years. He has had a major influence on tens of thousands of school children and the wider community in general as acting headteacher and deputy headteacher. Retiring from paid employment in 2008, he volunteered his time as chair of governors at the school in 2011. Shortly after, the school was judged outstanding in … [Read more...] about New Year’s Honours 2019: The full list of those honoured in Nottinghamshire
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MICROSOFT co-founder Paul Allen has died aged 65, after battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma for third time. He announced his cancer had returned just two weeks ago. We take a look at his life and work. Who was Paul Allen and how did he know Bill Gates? Born in Seattle, Washington in 1953, Paul Allen was an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist, best known as the co-founder of Microsoft. Allen attended Lakeside School in Seattle, where he befriended Bill Gates, two years his junior, in 1968. The pair shared an enthusiasm for computers and used the school’s Teletype terminal to develop their programming skills. According to Allen, he and Gates spent their teenage years dumpster diving for computer program code. After graduating and obtaining a perfect SAT score of 1600, Allen went to Washington State University, where he joined Phi Kappa Theta fraternity. He and Gates regularly used the laboratory of the Computer Science Department of the University of Washington to do … [Read more...] about What was Paul Allen’s cause of death and what was the Microsoft co-founder’s net worth?
In 1980s mainland China, everything “Hong Kong” was coveted: its fashion, its books, cassette tapes of its music. Its education was, too. Mainland Chinese students began flocking to Hong Kong universities after economic reforms were instituted, particularly in business and finance. Non-Chinese foreigners also began seeking business education in the then British colony as it sharpened its status as an international finance hub.Now, however, China’s economic impetus has swung to the mainland. As a result, more students are opting for a mainland education, with which they can build the personal and professional connections that are so valuable in business. “While Hong Kong continues to enjoy a global reputation for finance, mainland Chinese business schools are becoming more attractive due to the rise of Shanghai that now rivals Hong Kong as the business and finance capital of the wider region,” says Mike Bastin, a senior teaching fellow at the University of … [Read more...] about Hong Kong business schools face China threat
With its campus designed by I.M. Pei, European coffee and bottled water, and faculty and students drawn from around the world, Ceibs (China Europe International Business School) in Shanghai symbolises the striking evolution of the globalisation of business education in Asia.In just a few years, rapidly rising demand for MBAs and other business qualifications in the region has led to a shift from simply exporting students to business schools in the west to developing greater local offerings, often enhanced by international partnerships. Now a third phase of consolidation and the creation of satellites of Asian institutions abroad is under way.Dipak Jain, the newly appointed European president of Ceibs, reflects the trends: brought up in a poor Indian family, he was recruited as a postgraduate to the University of Texas at Dallas, and became dean of the Kellogg School of Management in Chicago before shifting his focus back east to run first Insead and then the Sasin Institute of Business … [Read more...] about China business schools are evolving rapidly
A classical pianist, the Duchess of Westminster, and a Labour MEP are just three of the people being honoured with fellowships from Liverpool John Moores University this year. The prestigious titles are being award to 11 individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to society, or an outstanding achievement by an individual in a given field. Although the Fellowship is not a reflection of academic distinction and carries no formal duties, it is an opportunity for the university to publicly honour people who continue their association with LJMU and display the ethos of the city of Liverpool. These individuals often return to the the university faculties to inspire students and interact with staff, taking time away from their varied fields to do so. Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Weatherill said: “The Honorary Fellows each represent a diversity of professions and an impact of achievements that truly reflects our modern, pioneering university. "They are chosen as they are … [Read more...] about A Duchess and a Labour MEP among those to be honoured with prestigious title