The World Weekly Newsletter of Lurnable aspires to empower the reader regarding the latest happenings and updates in the education field from across the world. In the current world is important to have comprehensive knowledge of the given field and its current affairs, especially if you are a student aspiring to study abroad. This article will take you through various countries across the world and give the latest educational updates.



  • India and Germany expected to partner in order to promote Vocational Education and Training. This will include a new module for skill training for Indian Workers. The two countries also agreed to provide Training of Trainers, Trainers of Assessors, foreign language training and development of industry-relevant content.
  • On 8 December 2022, the Supreme Court of India held a hearing to tackle the situation of internship opportunities for Ukraine-returned Indian MBBS students.
  • About 1,100 Indian students are still reported to be held up in Ukraine despite an advisory issued to vacate the country. 


  • Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Bui The Duy in a meeting of the US-Vietnam Join Committee implied that Vietnam will focus on science and technological development and expects US’s cooperation and support for the same.
  • An International Forum on sustainability for universities has been launched in the HCM City on 8 December 2022 to promote sustainable development solutions. 
  • The Cuban Embassy in Vietnam along with the Cuba-Vietnam Friendship Association and Hanoi University released a Vietnamese-Spanish dictionary on 9 December 2022. It was an effort compiled by Vu Van Au in Hanoi, a translator and journalist.
  • In a press conference held on December 6, The 2023 Vietnam VEX IQ National Robotics Championship was announced to take place in February.


  • According to reports issued by The national student union of Iran, about 1,200 students were intentionally poisoned a day before an anti-government protest.
  • The university students in Iran announced that they will be boycotting classes for 3 days from 5-7 December 2022 as a part of the protest against the practices of University administrations towards students after the Mahsa Emini demonstrations.
  • On 6 December 2022, Iranian police and state security forces arrested approximately 574 university students.


  • Australian enrolment in private schools has been reported to be increased by 70% in the last 10 years.
  • Deakin University, Australia partnered with IIT Madras in order to launch  India Centre for Energy to ensure access to affordable and sustainable energy in future.
  • Associate Professor Geoff Waterhouse from The University of Auckland was awarded the Shorland Medal from the New Zealand Association of Scientists for his contribution towards the field of Nanotechnology. 



  • UK universities hope to expand on the international student number and looking to recruit students from a wider range of countries in order to compete with other study destinations. 


  • A significant increase in researchers has been observed in Belgium reaching up to 79% increase in the last 10 years.


  • Sorbonne University received funding to collaborate on French-Indian Campus to strengthen academic and scientific pursuits in India. The new campus will have IIT Delhi as its primary partner. 



  • Rachna Singh was regarded as the first South Asian woman to become the Education and Childcare Minister of the British Columbia province in Canada. 
  • The canteen at Polytechnique Montreal started including carbon footprint on some of their food as a part of an awareness project in Canada. 
  • Many students from Emily Carr University in Vancouver staged a walkout after the announcement of an increase in tuition fees for international students by 30% which involves them paying an additional CAN$5,491.


  • According to the White House Asia coordinator, Kurt Campbell India will play an important role towards the US in future. This may encourage the strengthening of the India-US relationship and the possibility of future collaborations. 
  • Due to work stoppage and strikes that involved 48,000 academic workers at the Univerisity of California, undergraduate students face hardships with finals approaching.
  • The universities in the USA are considering including policies against caste-based discrimination in their system.

This concludes our Weekly World Newsletter updates. We hope to bring more updates and information next week.

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