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O Graduate Management Admission Council seleciona três novas escolas de administração para associação

As escolas levam conhecimento e percepções para dar apoio à missão do GMAC

RESTON, Virgínia, Dec. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — O Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), uma associação global das principais escolas de administração, recebe três novos membros. O acréscimo da ESCP Europe, da WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management e da Xavier University Bhubaneswar aumentou o número de escolas associadas ao GMAC para 225.

Seletas escolas de administração são convidadas pelo Conselho de Diretores do GMAC a postularem a associação. Cada escola passa por um abrangente processo de candidatura que aborda os comprometimentos sustentados para dar suporte à missão do GMAC: fornecer as ferramentas e informações necessárias para as escolas e a habilidade para descobrirem e avaliarem umas às outras.

“O GMAC continua a fortalecer nossa associação de escolas de pós-graduação em administração que não estão trabalhando apenas para lidar com as necessidades em constante mudança dos estudantes, mas também entendendo o panorama e o que pode ser feito para preparar melhor os estudantes para suas carreiras”, disse Sangeet Chowfla, Presidente e CEO do GMAC. “Cada uma dessas três escolas traz uma abordagem específica de sua região. As perspectivas que elas trazem coletivamente para o Conselho ajudarão ainda mais na nossa missão e trabalharão para identificar as oportunidades e desafios enfrentados pelo nosso setor”.

Além de reunir os critérios para associação, cada escola se comprometeu a ajudar o GMAC a cumprir sua missão.

ESCP Europe
Aclamada amplamente como uma das primeiras escolas de administração do mundo, a ESCP foi fundada em 1819.  Como dispõe de um programa de mestrado altamente qualificado, a ESCP Europe está bem posicionada para ajudar o GMAC em sua missão de desenvolver sua presença no espaço do mestrado.  Seu modelo único de vários campi também fornecerá percepções sobre as melhores práticas para o oferecimento de um programa inovador, bem como a experiência de gerenciar os processos de recrutamento de estudantes em vários mercados.  A instituição valoriza a associação ao GMAC como indicador do seu comprometimento em oferecer educação da mais alta qualidade e seu desejo de contribuir com nossa rede global.

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
O conhecimento da WHU em pesquisa e ensino irá ajudar ainda mais o trabalho e a presença do GMAC na Alemanha.  Particularmente, suas divisões do curso de mestrado já estavam comprometidas com informações sobre a abordagem que o GMAC utilizava para melhor atender esse segmento através da convocação de profissionais e do fornecimento de pesquisa e dados criteriosos.

Xavier University Bhubaneswar
Uma das principais escolas de administração da Índia, a Xavier University Bhubaneswar acredita na missão do GMAC de que cada candidato merece acesso a cursos de pós-graduação em administração de alta qualidade. Sua associação ao GMAC simboliza o comprometimento da escolha em fornecer programas de administração de classe mundial em seu campus localizado em Bhubaneswar para candidatos notáveis de todo o mundo, utilizando em parte os produtos e serviços do GMAC.

Para serem consideradas para uma associação ao GMAC, as escolas realizam um processo de candidatura e devem atender aos seguintes critérios: manter um processo de admissão seletivo; oferecer um programa de mestrado em administração ou temas relacionados; e apoiar ativamente a missão do GMAC e usar o exame GMAT ou outras avaliações do GMAC como parte dos processos de admissão e cadastramento. Elas também participam da governança do GMAC, inclusive da votação nas eleições da Diretoria e outros assuntos que podem vir antes do Conselho.

Sobre o GMAC
O Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) é uma associação de importantes escolas de administração. Fundado em 1953, estamos comprometidos com a criação de soluções para escolas de administração e candidatos para descobrir, avaliar e conectar uns aos outros da melhor maneira. Nós trabalhamos em nome das escolas e da comunidade de pós-graduação em administração, além de orientarmos os candidatos em sua jornada na educação superior, para garantir que nenhum talento passe despercebido.

O GMAC oferece oportunidades de pesquisa, desenvolvimento profissional de alto nível e avaliações para a indústria, criadas para desenvolver a arte e a ciência das admissões. De propriedade e administrado pelo GMAC, o Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) é a avaliação de escolas de pós-graduação em administração mais amplamente utilizada, reconhecido por mais de 7.000 programas em todo o mundo. Outras avaliações do GMAC são o exame NMAT by GMAC™ (NMAT®), para ingresso em programas de pós-graduação em administração na Índia, África do Sul e nas Filipinas, e a Avaliação executiva (AE), especificamente criada para programas executivos em todo o mundo.

Nosso principal portal para recursos e informações sobre pós-graduação em administração, o www.mba.com, recebe 14 milhões de visitas por ano e possui a ferramenta de alinhamento School Search entre o Graduate Management Admission Search Service® (GMASS®) e os candidatos e escolas de administração.

O GMAC é uma organização global com escritórios em Hong Kong; China; Gurugram, Índia; Singapura; Londres, Reino Unido; e nos Estados Unidos. Para saber mais sobre nosso trabalho, visite www.gmac.com.

Assessoria de imprensa:
Geoffrey Basye, Director de Comunicação Social do GMAC,
+1 (703) 668-9799 ou gbasye@gmac.com

Le Graduate Management Admission Council choisit trois grandes écoles supérieures de commerce pour leur adhésion

Les écoles apportent expertise et compréhension à l’appui de la mission du GMAC

RESTON, Virginie, 12 déc. 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Le Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), association internationale de grandes écoles de commerce de premier rang, accueille trois nouveaux membres. L’ajout de ESCP Europe, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, et Xavier University Bhubaneswar porte le nombre total de membres du GMAC à 225.

Les écoles de commerce sélectionnées sont invitées à faire une demande d’adhésion au GMAC par le biais de son Conseil d’administration. Chaque école suit un processus de candidature complet qui tient compte des informations nécessaires aux écoles et aux talents pour se découvrir et s’évaluer mutuellement.

« Le GMAC continue de renforcer son effectif de grandes écoles de commerce qui s’efforcent non seulement de répondre aux besoins en constante évolution des étudiants, mais aussi de comprendre le paysage et les mesures à prendre pour mieux préparer les étudiants à leur carrière », a déclaré Sangeet Chowfla, Président-directeur général du GMAC. « Chacune de ces trois écoles apporte une approche unique de sa région du monde. Les perspectives qu’elles offrent collectivement au Conseil nous aideront à poursuivre notre mission et à identifier les opportunités et les défis auxquels notre secteur est confronté. »

En plus de satisfaire aux critères d’adhésion, chaque école a pris l’engagement spécifique d’aider le GMAC à remplir sa mission.

ESCP Europe
Largement présentée comme la première école de commerce au monde, l’ESCP a été fondée en 1819. En tant qu’école très bien classée pour les programmes de Master, ESCP Europe est bien placée pour aider le GMAC dans sa mission de renforcer sa présence dans l’univers des Masters. Son modèle unique multi-campus offrira également des informations sur les meilleures pratiques pour la mise en place de programmes innovants, ainsi que sur son expérience de la gestion des processus de recrutement des étudiants sur tous les marchés. Elle considère que son adhésion au GMAC est un indicateur de son engagement visant à offrir une éducation de la plus haute qualité et de sa volonté de contribuer à notre réseau mondial.

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
L’expertise de WHU en matière de recherche et d’enseignement permettra de renforcer le travail du GMAC et sa présence en Allemagne. Notamment, sa division Masters s’est déjà engagée à contribuer à éclairer l’approche adoptée par le GMAC pour mieux servir ce segment en réunissant des professionnels et en apportant des recherches et des données pertinentes.

Xavier University Bhubaneswar
Xavier University Bhubaneswar, l’une des principales écoles de commerce en Inde, croit en la mission du GMAC selon laquelle chaque candidat mérite d’avoir accès à une formation de haut niveau en gestion. Son adhésion au GMAC symbolise l’engagement de l’école à proposer des programmes d’école de commerce (b-school) de qualité supérieure sur son campus de Bhubaneswar à des candidats méritants du monde entier, en partie en utilisant les produits et services du GMAC.

Pour être considérées comme aptes à rejoindre le GMAC en qualité de membre, les écoles suivent un processus de candidature et doivent répondre aux critères suivants : maintenir un processus d’admission sélectif ; proposer un programme de Master en administration des affaires, matières de gestion ou équivalent et soutenir activement la mission du GMAC mais aussi utiliser l’examen GMAC ou d’autres évaluations GMAC dans le cadre de leurs processus d’admission et d’inscription. Elles participent également à la gouvernance du GMAC, y compris en votant pour les élections du Conseil d’administration et pour d’autres questions pouvant être soumises au Conseil.

À propos du GMAC
Le Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) est une association mondiale de grandes écoles supérieures de commerce. Depuis sa fondation en 1953, il s’est engagé à créer des solutions pour les écoles de commerce et les candidats afin de mieux se découvrir, s’évaluer et communiquer entre eux. Nous travaillons au nom des écoles et de la communauté de l’enseignement de gestion des cycles supérieurs, et guidons les candidats dans leur parcours vers l’enseignement supérieur, pour veiller à ce qu’aucun talent ne reste non découvert.

Le GMAC offre des opportunités de recherche et de développement professionnel de niveau international et des évaluations pour l’industrie, conçues pour faire progresser l’art et la science des admissions. Détenu et administré par le GMAC, le Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) est l’évaluation des écoles de commerce supérieures la plus largement utilisée, reconnue par plus de 7 000 programmes dans le monde entier. D’autres évaluations du GMAC comprennent l’examen NMAT by GMAC™ (NMAT®), pour l’entrée dans les programmes supérieurs de gestion en Inde, en Afrique du Sud et aux Philippines, et l’Executive Assessment, spécifiquement conçu pour les programmes Executive à travers le monde.

Notre portail phare pour les ressources et les informations sur la formation en gestion des cycles supérieurs, www.mba.com, est visité 14 millions fois par an et comprend l’outil de concordance School Search et la base de données Graduate Management Admission Search Service® (GMASS®), qui permettent de trouver l’école de commerce qui correspond le mieux à un profil de candidat.

Le GMAC est une organisation mondiale qui possède des bureaux à Hong Kong, en Chine, à Gurugram, en Inde, à Singapour, à Londres, au Royaume-Uni et aux États-Unis. Pour en savoir plus sur nos travaux, veuillez consulter www.gmac.com.

Contact presse :
Geoffrey Basye, Directeur Relations avec les médias du GMAC
+1 (703) 668-9799 ou gbasye@gmac.com

Can Drought-Proof Maize Save Zimbabwe’s Farmers?

Researchers are betting that a drought-proof variety of maize can help farmers in Zimbabwe withstand a changing climate that is increasingly prone to drought.

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) says it is working on ensuring Zimbabwe returns to its former status as a prosperous, self-sufficient agricultural producer, after erratic rainfall in recent years affected the country’s food security.

The El Nino weather phenomenon is predicted to give Zimbabwe another drought in coming months. But CIMMYT believes its technologies can improve small farmers’ maize production, says researcher EsnathHamadziripi.

Here in Zimbabwe, three-in-five seasons are expected to be bad for farmers. El Nino is making that worse. So it is important to make varieties that are climate resistant because maize is the staple crop here in Zimbabwe … in the 2015/2016 season we tested our maize varieties all over Zimbabwe and they yielded close to double the yield of commercial varieties that are on the market, so we believe that these varieties work. We actually encourage farmers to get hold of climate resistant varieties, Hamadziripi said.

Recently, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) identified the new climate resilient maize developed by CIMMYT as one of the best innovations in agriculture.

Zimbabwe, once considered the breadbasket of southern Africa, saw farm production fall sharply in the early 2000s after a land reform program displaced experienced white commercial farmers and replaced them with black peasant farmers. Repeated droughts have helped to keep production low.

CIMMYT warns that planting climate resilient maize alone will not help Zimbabwean farmers. It says farmers should conserve the rains they receive, says Isaiah Nyagumbo, a CIMMYT agronomist.

“With conservation agriculture we are also minimizing the amount of runoff out of the system, that means reducing the amount of the water that runs into rivers, along with it a lot of soil is lost, so with conservation agriculture we help to stop that by ensuring that the soil and water remain in place, Nyagumbo said.

Fifty-nine-year old Viola Thwamba, a farmer about 60 kilometers northeast of Harare, says conservation has helped her survive droughts in the past.

I have heard of the pending drought, but we have faith in God. We collect dry leaves and crop stubbles. Once our crops germinate we start mulching to keep moisture in case of prolonged dry spells. Others are hit by the droughts but our conservation agriculture is helping me for 12 years now, Thwamba said.

Thwamba wants to set up an irrigation system once her financial situation improves. But with a poor rainy season predicted, that might take a long time.

Source: Voice of America

Former CAR Militia Leader Arrested on Suspicion of War Crimes

A leading African soccer official was arrested Wednesday in France on charges of war crimes committed in the Central African Republic.

Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) said Patrice EdouardNgaissona was the most senior leader and “national general coordinator” of the anti-Balaka militia.

The ICC said that as the leader of the mostly Christian militia, Ngaissona was suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity including murder, extermination, deportation, persecution, torture, attacking civilians and recruiting child soldiers.

The anti-Balaka militia was formed in 2013 to counter the Muslim Seleka rebels who seized control of the CAR capital, Bangui and ousted President Francois Bozize. The resulting civil war has killed thousands and displaced hundreds of thousands more.

Ngaissona is head of his country’s national soccer federation. In February, he was elected to the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football, the governing body for soccer on the continent, prompting many to think he was untouchable. But Lewis Mudge, senior researcher in the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch, said the arrest proved “even high-level figures implicated in grave crimes can be arrested to face justice.”

Amnesty International, which named Ngaissona and 19 others as possible war crimes suspects in 2014, called the arrest a “major step forward in the fight against impunity in the Central African Republic.”

Another anti-Balaka leader, Alfred Yekatom, was sent to the ICC at The Hague last month.

ICC prosecutor FatouBensouda has said the court is investigating all sides of the conflict, but so far, no Seleka rebels have been publicly charged.

Source: Voice of America

Kenya, Jersey Island Sign Deal for Return of Graft Money

Kenyan officials signed an agreement Tuesday with Jersey, an island off the coast of France, that will pave the way for the return to Kenya of about $5 million stolen from government coffers.

Kenya’s attorney general, Paul KiharaKariuki, and the external affairs minister from the government of Jersey, Senator Ian Gorst, signed the Framework for Return of Assets from Corruption and Crime, or FRACCK, in Nairobi.

In March of last year, the two governments signed a preliminary asset-sharing agreement that sought to ensure that the stolen funds would be sent back to Kenya.

Gorst said the deal was aimed at strengthening cooperation and would prevent, identify and control illicit financial flows.

“We are transparent in what we are doing in financial services and we meet the highest international standards, but that’s not good enough,” Gorst said. “We also want to partner with countries, and today we are partnering with Kenya to make sure that if Jersey in the past has been used for the proceeds of crime, we will work together and ensure that those proceeds are repatriated for the benefit of communities in those countries.”

The agreement between Kenya and Jersey follows similar arrangements that Kenya has made with Britain and Switzerland.

Kenya and Jersey say the treaty will allow Kenya to recover approximately $5 million worth of assets hidden in accounts on the island.

Kenya’s Kihara said steps are in place to ensure that the money is used lawfully and for the good of the country.

“These proceeds will make a lot of change, let’s say building hospitals where health facilities are not easily accessible,” Kihara said.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is in his final term, has intensified the war on corruption.

In June, Kenyatta announced that all public servants would undergo a compulsory “lifestyle audit” to account for the sources of their income and assets. He said corruption will not be tolerated.

This week, a number of high-level Kenyan officials were arrested, arraigned in court and charged with various corruption-related offenses.

Source: Voice of America