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The THE says: "Overall, China’s universities have improved in the areas of citation impact, share of international staff and share of international co-authorship over the past year, driven by higher levels of funding."

These are the best universities in the world

So vital is education to the future of society, billionaire Jack Ma has just stepped down from Alibaba to focus on it. But does it matter where you go to be educated?

Since energy consumption and production roughly represent two-thirds of global GHG emissions today, the difference between a gradual and rapid energy transition will largely determine the climate future of humanity.

How fast will the world move to cleaner energy? Two scenarios

The impending global energy transition is exciting – and it will have wide-ranging implications for the global climate, for business and for consumers. But at what speed is the transition moving – and more importantly, how fast will it go? Will our energy future be fundamentally different from the one we know today?

Social media is nowadays the main vector for the spread of disinformation, and the EU and national governments cannot tackle it alone.

10 ways the EU is fighting disinformation

Countering online disinformation is one of the biggest challenges democracies face today

Deepfakes, which are manipulated or fabricated but highly realistic video or audio clips, have the potential to take the problem to another level: experts are already warning that deepfakes could threaten national security, democracy, and the world order.

Can the EU prevent deepfakes from threatening peace?

Highly realistic fake videos could take online disinformation to the next level. The EU must take action to prevent deepfakes from becoming the next propaganda tool

What does the European lifestyle mean to Mrs von der Leyen, especially when she decides to give Mr Orban’ s , former Minister of Justice, a sensible portfolio of Enlargement, who is also responsible for sliding Hungary on the front of the state of justice and of the statutes’ independence?

Concerns and expectations for the new Commission

The incoming President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, presented the new structure of the Commission, the body of the Union’s executive power and the responsibilities of the Commissioners

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Exciting new ideas are being generated around the world and have the potential to change the field.

Analyses

6 innovative technologies about to transform our infrastructure

Friday, September 20, 2019

Stewing in a traffic jam, huffing over a late train or waiting out a delayed flight at an overburdened airport, one can be forgiven for feeling frustrated by creaking infrastructure

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Cities are home to 54% of the global population and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) say they consume approximately 70% of energy and 75% of global carbon emissions.

World

Climate change: won or lost in cities or by cities?

Friday, September 20, 2019

Extinction Rebellion disrupted London and brought many transport routes to a standstill on Easter Weekend in 2019. A key demand for the direct action group was for the government to declare a climate emergency

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In meetings with the European delegates, speakers highlighted the need to think globally from day one, while emphasizing responsibility to the local community. In the close-knit world of Israeli tech, even global companies give back.

World

From Israel’s ’start-up nation’, 4 lessons in innovation

Friday, September 20, 2019

Only a short flight separates Tel Aviv from many European capitals, but the seaside city’s leadership on innovation and its bustling start-up culture can make it seem worlds away. Ranked sixth in the world by Start-Up Genome’s Start-Up Ecosystem Rankings in 2019, Israel has been recognized internationally as the start-up nation, punching above its weight for a country with a population of only 8 million

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The costs of climate change on people and the economy are clear. The toll on human life is irrefutable. The question is, how will the world respond: will we delay and pay more or plan ahead and prosper?

World

If we fight climate change properly, it could inject $7 trillion into the economy

Friday, September 20, 2019

The costs of climate change on people and the economy are clear. The question is, how will the world respond? Will we delay and pay more or plan ahead and prosper?

The Greek-owned merchant fleet (4,585 ships above 1,000 dwt) controls 27.76% of the global tanker fleet, 21.53% of the global dry bulk cargo fleet and 15.94% of the global freight and cargo fleet of petroleum products in gaseous or non-gaseous form. The Greek flag (759 ships above 500 dwt) holds seventh place internationally and second in the EU (in dwt).

Analyses

The aquatic advantage of Greece and the danger from the East

Friday, September 20, 2019

The Greek Prime Minister, Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, in his speech at the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) emphasized on the country’s development. At the same time, the leader of the opposition party, Mr. Alexis Tsipras, followed exactly the same direction

Almost all the Chinese tech players are heading into the same direction as Tencent. They are rushing to learn how new digital technologies, including the internet of things, AI, blockchain, cloud computing and data analytics can be integrated into their businesses to unlock value from non-traditional angles.

Analyses

Why the internet is yesterday’s news in China’s digital leap forward

Friday, September 20, 2019

In May 2017, China hosted the historical Go match between Ke Jie, the world’s No 1-ranked player and world champion, and the AI-enabled computer program AlphaGo, designed by Google’s DeepMind Lab. The Wuzhen showdown was ripe with suspense and symbolism – human vs. machine, intuition vs. algorithm, tradition vs. modern – and, with the AI machine’s straight 3-0 win over best human player, the sense of the unequivocal rise of the “digital economy”

Foreign policy remains a daily activity for President Trump, such as the negotiations with North Korea on phasing out of nuclear armament, the Trade War with China on tariffs, the implementation of the Middle East plan, and also the problems about limitations of the nuclear capabilities with Iran.

Europe

President Trump: “Politics is the craziest business.”

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Recently President Trump and his Vice-President Pence started their campaign for reelection in 2020. The campaign tour seems to be a great success. The audience comes to the stadiums in large numbers and is enthusiastic. Trump talks for more than an hour about domestic and foreign politics. And Democrats are criticised

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Various cultural, economic and social factors, including shame and fear of retaliation from their partners, contribute to women’s reluctance to denounce these acts.

World

Domestic Violence in the Middle East

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

There cannot be true development in the Middle East without progress on women’s rights

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Angry at the ignorance of the unelected elite around British Prime Minister Boris Johnson about how a hard, no-deal Brexit would destabilize Northern Ireland.

Europe

How Brexiteers Are Destabilizing Ireland’s Fragile Peace

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The damage Brexit is inflicting on Northern Ireland and the Republic will become Europe’s newest neighborhood crisis

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The truth is that the EU is ill-suited to defeating populism and has yet to show either aptitude or ambition in confronting the long-term demographic shifts that gravely threaten future living standards.

Europe

Never mind the EU’s policies, where is its strategy?

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The European Union needs to get its mojo back

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Hellenism received the greatest shine of the second half of the fifth century; then its fruits reached their highest maturity and then its charm peaked. However, the historical and spiritual prerequisites for this have already been put into place since the time of the so-called Prosocrastics (before Socrates).

Analyses

Back to Athens of ... the future

Monday, September 16, 2019

Would a big challenge for the newly elected Mayor of Athens, Mr. Kostas Bakogiannis, be the Greek capital to become a great city of brilliance, like 2,500 years ago?

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In the United States, media scrutiny of “overboarded” directors – those sitting on so many boards that it raises questions as to whether they can reasonably fulfill their duties – has also had a dwindling effect.

Analyses

Boards Under the Influence

Monday, September 16, 2019

Fifteen years ago, The Globe and Mail put the spotlight on a group of 16 board directors who had an inordinate influence on the Canadian business landscape. Dubbed the “Elite 16,” these men sat on the board of at least five of the roughly 200 firms that make up the S&P/TSX index. Although they comprised only 1 percent of all index firms’ board directors, they collectively oversaw businesses representing 51 percent of the index’s market cap

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Editor’s Column

The EP cacophony after Lagarde’s hearing

N. Peter KramerBy: N. Peter Kramer

On Wednesday Christine Lagarde had her ‘hearing’ in the EP’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

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Concerns and expectations for the new Commission

Concerns and expectations for the new Commission

The incoming President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, presented the new structure of the Commission, the body of the Union’s executive power and the responsibilities of the Commissioners

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Here’s how a trade war between the US and China could reshape the global order

Here’s how a trade war between the US and China could reshape the global order

US-China trade tensions have negatively affected consumers as well as many producers in both countries. The tariffs have reduced trade between the US and China, but the bilateral trade deficit remains broadly unchanged

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