Students arriving at the Study Melbourne Welcome Party on March 23, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. The students also participated in a Guinness World Record attempt for most nationalities in a dance party. (Photo by Wayne Taylor/Getty Images for Study Melbourne)

Students arriving at the Study Melbourne Welcome Party on March 23, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. The students also participated in a Guinness World Record attempt for most nationalities in a dance party. (Photo by Wayne Taylor/Getty Images for Study Melbourne)

International students from more than 43 countries came together for an afternoon of fun and festivity, to officially welcome a new academic year.

The Study Melbourne Welcome Party, coinciding with Cultural Diversity Week, brought international students together to make new friends and participate in a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS official attempt for the Most Nationalities at a Dance Party.

Held at Testing Grounds, Southbank’s outdoor creative space, more than 250 students attempted to dance their way into the record books.

The result was unsuccessful with 43 nationalities involved, just seven shy of the target of 50 nationalities needed by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS.

Simone Biles Joins the Education Revolution - studying alongside Simone will be her mother, Nellie Biles, who begins as a student in the university’s MBA program.

Simone Biles Joins the Education Revolution - studying alongside Simone will be her mother, Nellie Biles, who begins as a student in the university’s MBA program.

Begins her College Journey & Launches Simone Biles Legacy Scholarship as Global Ambassador for University of the People.

The University of the People (UoPeople) has announced Simone Biles, the most decorated American gymnast and Olympic champion, as Global Ambassador, launching The Education Revolution and the Simone Biles Legacy Scholarship Fund for foster kids and others. In addition, this week the star athlete begins her own college journey as a student at University of the People.

Digital Africa Exhibition and Beats Bloc Party among exceptional highlights of 2017 Fak’ugesi Festival

From 6 to 16 September 2017, the Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival is back in Johannesburg to celebrate technology, creativity, collaboration and innovation from across the African continent.

The highly anticipated 2017 festival will officially open with the launch of the Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Exhibition on 8 September and close with the Festival Finale - Fak’ugesi Beats Bloc Party.

For the first time in 2017 the Festival will have a dedicated New Media and Technology Art Exhibition focusing on the very latest digital practices. Opening on the 8th, the exhibition will run for the duration of the festival to showcase a collection of works that will include the work of Fak’ugesi Resident Artists from the SADC region (supported by Pro Helvetia and the ANT fund); Dananayi Muwanigwa and Kombo Chapfika from Harare, Zimbabwe and Julia Hango of Windhoek, Namibia.

The first series of Ecocapsules ® is on the way - image credit and source: ©Ecocapsule Holding

The first series of Ecocapsules ® is on the way - image credit and source: ©Ecocapsule Holding

The Slovak company Ecocapsule ® , known for its unique self-sustainable mobile microhome has launched the production of the first, exclusive series of Ecocapsules ® . The first finished piece was presented to investors and media on the roof of the UNIQ building located in the center of Bratislava. The piece will be shipped this week to a customer located in Japan.

The series, limited to 50 pieces is intended for customers from the USA, Japan, Australia and EU. This is an exclusive series of their unique, self-sustainable mobile microhome.

Stanford Graduate School of Business Launches Two Educational Opportunities to Empower Youth and Entrepreneurs in Southern Africa

Silicon Valley-based university continues to expand global program offerings with new partnership with De Beers Group.

Stanford Graduate School of Business (Stanford GSB) today announced a USD $3 million, three-year partnership with De Beers Group to empower young, budding entrepreneurs and owners of established businesses in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa through two new educational programs launching in 2018.

Stanford is expanding two of its successful programs to Southern Africa: the Seed Transformation Program of the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, known as Stanford Seed, and the Stanford Go-to-Market program for accelerating business ventures to market.

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