OKEx reveals over 300% growth in trading volumes this year

Perpetual swap products saw the most growth, followed by spot trading

VICTORIA, Seychelles, Nov. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OKEx — a top cryptocurrency exchange and DeFi ecosystem — today reported 308% growth in total trading volumes over the past year. OKEx’s total trading volume of all listed assets grew from $1.8 trillion in October 2020 to $7.4 trillion as of October 2021.

Breaking down this massive growth, perpetual swap products on OKEx saw the highest increase, with trading volume growing by 455% year-over-year. Cryptocurrency spot and futures products also saw impressive growth in terms of trading volumes — up 365% and 209%, respectively.

In October 2021, BTC, DOGE, SHIB, OKB, ETH and SOL were among the top-10 assets with the highest trading volumes on OKEx spot markets. Total spot trading volumes for the 10 assets combined reached a monthly high of over $6.5 billion, which reflects increasing industry-level interest in dog-themed memecoins, as well as decentralized finance.

OKEx’s notable growth in trading volumes is accompanied by the firm’s market-leading push into the DeFi, GameFi and nonfungible token (NFT) spaces. This fall, OKEx launched a DeFi mode on both its website and mobile app, featuring a bespoke Web 3.0 wallet, as well as an NFT Marketplace and play-to-earn crypto gaming center. The platform also recently launched an advanced trading feature, portfolio margin, specifically designed to improve capital efficiency for professional and institutional traders.

“We are extremely pleased to witness this positive growth trajectory over the past year,” said OKEx CEO Jay Hao, adding:

“This would not have been possible without the support from our valued customers — the trusted OKEx family. In the past year, we upheld our commitment to better serve our customers with the launch of various offerings, including the new DeFi mode on OKEx, which includes a self-custodial, decentralized wallet, as well as an NFT Marketplace and blockchain game center.

To cater to institutional and professional traders, a CME-like portfolio margin system was introduced as part of our efforts to build the world’s most powerful trading platform for crypto traders. As we celebrate our fourth anniversary, we look forward to expanding our offerings and further growing our family in the global markets.”

Andrea Leung

NetSfere and Deutsche Telekom Partner to Deliver a Compliant Mobile Messaging Platform Enabling Instantaneous, Secure Staff Communication for Germany’s St. Augustinus Group

The companies deployed the HIPAA/GDPR compliant encrypted messaging platform to stop the use of consumer-grade messaging apps and streamline internal and patient communications

CHICAGO, Nov. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NetSfere, a global provider of next-generation secure and compliant messaging and mobility solutions, today announces its partnership with Deutsche Telekom, one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies, to deploy NetSfere’s secure mobile messaging platform in all St. Augustinus hospitals, a leading German healthcare group.

Quick, instantaneous communication tools offer undisputed benefits to streamline staff communication, however, St. Augustinus noticed an alarming increase in the use of personal devices and popular messaging apps like WhatsApp, which pose critical privacy and compliance risks. In response, NetSfere and Deutsche Telekom partnered to implement NetSfere’s HIPAA and GDPR compliant messaging platform that offers similar functionality to apps like WhatsApp but provides the highest level of end-to-end encryption through Deutsche Telekom’s highly secure data center.

“NetSfere is designed to meet security and compliance requirements in regulated verticals including healthcare,” says Franz Obermayer, NetSfere’s Vice President Europe. “Medical professionals do high-pressure, life-changing work, which demands a communication platform that enables them to do so more effectively. Our partnership with the St. Augustinus Group provides secure, compliant, and flexible messaging options that eliminate the need for staff members to turn to risky messaging apps. With NetSfere, the exchange of patient data is protected to the maximum.”

Unlike consumer-grade messaging apps, NetSfere provides enterprise-grade functionalities that boost collaboration and streamline communications including individual and group messaging, HD audio calling, screen sharing, and group video calling. New to the platform, the NetSfere Lifeline emergency broadcast feature allows HR and crisis teams to quickly disseminate high priority, critical alerts and emergency information to targeted teams or an entire organization in an attention-grabbing manner. St. Augustinus is leveraging NetSfere broadcasting within its hospital to keep employees up-to-date on information related to the pandemic through its “Corona Ticker” NetSfere Lifeline channel.

“In the sensitive medical environment, it must be possible to communicate quickly and securely. NetSfere is the specialist for instant messages in companies. Telekom brings its expertise in security, consulting, and service. Together, we can meet the special industry requirements, and that is quite crucial right now,” says Hagen Rickmann, Managing Director Business Customers, Telekom Deutschland GmbH. “In this way, we can directly contribute to relieving the burden on staff and support optimal patient care.”

“It is our responsibility to equip our employees with suitable tools. They must be able to do their work effectively. At the same time, the privacy of our patients must be protected,” says Rainer Pappert, Managing Director of the St. Augustinus Group. “With the introduction of NetSfere, we followed the wishes of our employees: They want to use their personal devices. And they want to do so with an easy-to-use messaging app. So, we quickly introduced NetSfere for internal communication. With it, we quickly achieved better productivity and collaboration. Between teams, but also within our entire group. And that’s about 5,600 colleagues.”

St. Augustinus was drawn to using NetSfere as a solution for its staff not only because of its robust functionality, but also its industry recognition. In 2018 and 2019, NetSfere was selected by Entscheiderfabrik, a platform for IT decision makers of over 800 German hospitals, as the winner of the “Digitization Topic of the German Healthcare Industry.”

“Key highlights from our recently published VoTE: Digital Pulse, Business Reinvention & Transformation 2021 show that information security, employee productivity and business continuity remain top of mind for IT decision-makers,” said Raúl Castañón-Martinez, Senior Analyst for Workforce Collaboration at 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence division. These factors will drive market requirements for business communications and collaboration, particularly for mobile, remote/hybrid and frontline workers across verticals and use cases such as field workers and healthcare providers.”(1)

For more information, visit www.netsfere.com.

1. 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence division, “The hybrid workplace, Part 3: Emerging requirements and use cases for real-time communications and collaboration” (August 2021)

About NetSfere
NetSfere is a secure enterprise messaging service and platform from Infinite Convergence Solutions, Inc. NetSfere provides industry-leading security and message delivery capabilities, including global cloud-based service availability, device-to-device encryption, location-based features and administrative controls. The service is also offered in partnership with Deutsche Telekom GmbH, one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies, and with NTT Ltd., a global information communications & technology service provider, to jointly offer NetSfere to its worldwide customers. The service leverages Infinite Convergence’s experience in delivering mobility solutions to tier 1 mobile operators globally and technology that supports more than 400 million subscribers and over a trillion messages on an annual basis. NetSfere is also compliant with global regulatory requirements, including GDPR, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, ISO 27001 and others. Infinite Convergence Solutions has offices in the United States, Germany, India and Singapore. For more information, visit www.netsfere.com.

About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies, with some 242 million mobile customers, 27 million fixed-network lines, and 22 million broadband lines. We provide fixed-network/broadband, mobile communications, Internet, and IPTV products and services for consumers, and information and communication technology (ICT) solutions for business and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries. With a staff of some 226,300 (Dec 31, 2020) employees throughout the world, we generated revenue of 101 billion Euros in the 2020 financial year, about 66 percent of it outside Germany.

About St. Augustinus Group
The Christian non-profit St. Augustinus Group is one of the largest and most successful companies in the health and social sector in the Rhineland. Its focus is on somatics, psychiatry, and elderly and disabled assistance. The group has 3,000 beds, over 5,600 employees from 68 nationalities, in 85 locations and a turnover of around 345 million euros (2019).

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Business School Applications Surge Proves Not a Fad, Sustaining 2020 Growth

Survey finds international students rebound as women and U.S. underrepresented groups flock to full-time MBA programs

RESTON, Va., Nov. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Graduate Management Admission Council™ (GMAC™), a global association of leading graduate business schools, today released its anticipated annual 2021 Application Trends Survey. The survey of nearly a thousand MBA and business master’s programs found that in 2021, the volume of applications for graduate business school programs grew 0.4 percent from the year before, sustaining the elevated demand since the onset of a global pandemic in 2020 when business schools worldwide saw unusually high volume of applications due to the economic uncertainty.

“Candidates looked for alternative career options during the COVID induced recession and business schools introduced more flexible admissions policies, resulting in soaring application volumes last year,” said Sangeet Chowfla, president and CEO of GMAC. “The question was whether this was a fleeting event caused by the pandemic or the start of a new uptick in applications. In this context, the 2021 application cycle indicates that the surging demand for graduate business education is not a passing fad but has staying power beyond 2020.”

Key Findings

International candidates rebound in top-ranked business schools

After years of unwelcoming immigration policies in parts of the world and months of global travel restrictions due to COVID-19, pent-up demand from international students for graduate business schools was evident in this year’s data. Weighted absolute year-on-year change in application volumes from international candidates ― the applicants whose citizenship differs from that of the country where the program is located ― shows an increase of 4.1 percent compared to a decline of 3.8 percent from domestic candidates, the applicants who are citizens of the country where a program is located. More programs in Europe, the U.S., and the U.K reported decline in applications from domestic candidates when compared across regions.

This difference between international and domestic application volume is especially apparent for full-time MBA programs among leading business schools. The share of full-time two-year MBA programs showing growth in applications from international candidates has doubled from 28 percent in 2019 to 57 percent in 2021. Furthermore, twice as many U.S. programs ranked in the top 50 according to the US News & World Report saw an increase in applications from international candidates (73%) as domestic candidates (36%).

“Business school learning is experiential and relies heavily on interactions, discussions and cohort and alumni networks. This is impossible without a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds,” said Katy Montgomery, Associate Dean of Degree Programmes at INSEAD and a GMAC board member. “As student mobility gradually returns, the diversity it brings to a classroom will only benefit and enrich campus life.”

Women, U.S. underrepresented minorities return to in-person, full time MBA programs

Full-time MBA programs continued gaining traction in 2021. Half of full-time one-year (52%) and two-year (56%) MBA programs report an increase in applications in 2021, above all programs averaged at 41 percent. On the contrary, professional MBA programs such as part-time MBA, executive MBA, and online MBA programs ― those geared toward the needs of working professionals ― saw their share in those reporting application growth at the lowest level since 2017.

This year’s application data also indicates that globally, women candidates emerging from the shadow of the pandemic refocused on their career ambitions, with three in five (60%) full-time two-year MBA programs reporting an increase in applications from female candidates compared to two in five (43%) programs reporting growth from male candidates. In comparison, a much smaller share of online MBA programs (42%) reported growth in applications from female candidates, indicating women’s preference to return to in-person, full time learning.

In the U.S., women and underrepresented minorities (URM) reported similar desire to study on campus. More full-time two-year MBA programs reported growth in URM applications in 2021 (56%) compared to pre-pandemic 2019 (37%) or the online program (30%). Even more notably, female URM candidates demonstrated an impressive 22 percent increase between 2019 (38%) to 2021 (60%) in their share of applications for full-time two-year MBA programs.

About the Report

The annual GMAC Application Trends Survey focuses on global demand for graduate management education and analyzes differences by programs and regions for the 2020-2021 admissions season (incoming class of 2021). This survey data was collected between July 8 and August 23, 2021, and garnered responses from 967 programs at 269 business schools worldwide. This is the 23rd year the survey has been conducted, contributing to the greater understanding of the value of graduate business degrees and global and regional trends. More details of the full report, and other research series produced by GMAC, are available on gmac.com/research.

About GMAC

The Graduate Management Admission Council™ (GMAC™) is a mission-driven association of leading graduate business schools worldwide. Founded in 1953, GMAC creates solutions and experiences that enable business schools and candidates to better discover, evaluate, and connect with each other.

GMAC provides world-class research, industry conferences, recruiting tools, and assessments for the graduate management education industry, as well as tools, resources, events, and services that help guide candidates through their higher education journey. Owned and administered by GMAC, the Graduate Management Admission Test™ (GMAT™) exam is the most widely used graduate business school assessment.

More than 12 million prospective students a year trust GMAC’s websites, including mba.com, to learn about MBA and business master’s programs, connect with schools around the world, prepare and register for exams and get advice on successfully applying to MBA and business master’s programs. BusinessBecause and The MBA Tour are subsidiaries of GMAC, a global organization with offices in China, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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L’augmentation du nombre de candidatures dans les écoles de commerce n’est pas qu’un engouement passager, elle entretient la hausse de 2020

L’enquête révèle un rebond du nombre des étudiants internationaux alors que les femmes et les groupes sous-représentés aux États-Unis se tournent en masse vers des programmes de MBA à temps plein

RESTON, Virginie, 17 nov. 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Le Graduate Management Admission Council™ (GMAC™), une association internationale d’écoles supérieures de commerce de premier plan, a publié aujourd’hui son rapport anticipé d’enquête annuelle sur les tendances des candidatures en 2021. L’enquête, portant sur près d’un millier de programmes de MBA et de masters de commerce, a révélé qu’en 2021, le nombre de candidatures aux programmes des écoles supérieures de commerce a augmenté de 0,4 % par rapport à l’année précédente, soutenant la forte demande enregistrée depuis le début, en 2020, d’une pandémie mondiale, lorsque les écoles de commerce du monde entier ont connu un volume de candidatures exceptionnellement élevé en raison de l’incertitude économique.

« Les candidats ont recherché d’autres options de carrière pendant la récession induite par la COVID, et les écoles de commerce ont introduit des politiques d’admission plus flexibles, entraînant une envolée du nombre de candidatures l’an dernier », a déclaré Sangeet Chowfla, président-directeur général du GMAC. « La question était de savoir s’il s’agissait d’un événement passager causé par la pandémie ou du début d’une nouvelle hausse des candidatures. Dans ce contexte, le cycle des candidatures 2021 indique que la demande croissante pour l’enseignement supérieur en commerce ne relève pas d’un engouement passager, mais qu’elle devrait se poursuivre au-delà de 2020. »

Principales conclusions

On constate un rebond du nombre des candidats internationaux dans les écoles de commerce les mieux classées

Après des années de politiques peu accueillantes en matière d’immigration dans certaines parties du monde et des mois de restrictions des déplacements à l’échelle mondiale en raison de la COVID-19, la demande des étudiants internationaux pour les écoles supérieures de commerce qui s’est accumulée au fil de ces années est apparue évidente dans les données de cette année. La variation absolue pondérée d’une année sur l’autre du nombre de candidatures émanant de candidats internationaux, c’est-à-dire de candidats dont la nationalité diffère de celle du pays où se déroule le programme, affiche une augmentation de 4,1 %, alors que celle des candidatures des candidats nationaux, c’est-à-dire des citoyens du pays où se déroule le programme, est en baisse de 3,8 %. En termes de régions, c’est pour les programmes en Europe, aux États-Unis et au Royaume-Uni que l’on signale une baisse du nombre de demandes d’inscription de candidats nationaux.

Cette différence entre le nombre de candidatures nationales et internationales est particulièrement évidente pour les programmes de MBA à temps plein des écoles de commerce de premier plan. La part des programmes de MBA à temps plein sur deux ans affichant une croissance du nombre de candidatures émanant de candidats internationaux a doublé, passant de 28 % en 2019 à 57 % en 2021. En outre, selon l’US News & World Report, les programmes des États-Unis classés dans le top 50 sont deux fois plus nombreux à avoir enregistré une augmentation du nombre de candidats internationaux (73 %) que du nombre de candidats nationaux (36 %).

« L’apprentissage des écoles de commerce est expérientiel et repose fortement sur les interactions, les discussions, les cohortes et les réseaux d’anciens élèves. Cela est impossible sans une diversité de perspectives et d’origines », a déclaré Katy Montgomery, doyenne associée des programmes des diplômes à l’INSEAD et membre du conseil d’administration du GMAC. « Alors que la mobilité des étudiants reprend progressivement, la diversité qu’elle apporte dans une salle de classe sera bénéfique à la vie sur le campus et l’enrichira. »

Les femmes et les minorités sous-représentées aux États-Unis suivent à nouveau des programmes de MBA en personne et à temps plein

Les programmes de MBA à temps plein ont continué à gagner du terrain en 2021. La moitié des programmes de MBA à temps plein sur un an (52 %) et sur deux ans (56 %) fait état d’une augmentation du nombre de candidatures en 2021, surtout des programmes établis en moyenne à 41 %. Au contraire, les programmes de MBA professionnels tels que les programmes de MBA à temps partiel, de MBA exécutifs et de MBA en ligne – c’est-à-dire axés sur les besoins des professionnels actifs – ont vu leur part parmi ceux qui ont signalé une croissance des candidatures au plus bas niveau depuis 2017.

Les données de cette année indiquent également qu’à l’échelle mondiale, les candidates émergeant de l’ombre de la pandémie se sont reconcentrées sur leurs ambitions professionnelles. En effet, trois sur cinq (60 %) des programmes de MBA à temps plein sur deux ans font état d’une augmentation des candidatures de femmes alors que deux programmes sur cinq (43 %) enregistrent une croissance du nombre de candidats masculins. Par comparaison, une part beaucoup moins importante des programmes de MBA en ligne (42 %) a enregistré une augmentation du nombre de candidates, ce qui souligne la préférence des femmes pour un retour à l’apprentissage en personne et à temps plein.

Aux États-Unis, les femmes et les minorités sous-représentées (URM) montrent une volonté similaire d’étudier sur un campus. Davantage de programmes de MBA à temps plein sur deux ans ont enregistré une croissance des candidatures URM en 2021 (56 %) par rapport à l’année 2019, soit avant la pandémie (37 %), et par rapport aux programmes en ligne (30 %). De manière encore plus notable, les femmes des minorités sous-représentées ont affiché une augmentation impressionnante de 22 % entre 2019 (38 %) et 2021 (60 %) de leur part de candidatures à des programmes de MBA à temps plein sur deux ans.

À propos du rapport

L’enquête annuelle du GMAC sur les tendances des candidatures se concentre sur la demande mondiale pour l’enseignement supérieur en management et analyse les différences entre les programmes et les régions pour la saison 2020-2021 des admissions (classe entrante de 2021). Les données de cette enquête ont été recueillies entre le 8 juillet et le 23 août 2021 et ont recueilli les réponses correspondant à 967 programmes auprès de 269 écoles de commerce à travers le monde. Cette enquête annuelle, menée pour la 23e fois, contribue à une meilleure compréhension de la valeur des diplômes d’études supérieures de commerce et des tendances mondiales et régionales. De plus amples détails sur le rapport complet, ainsi que d’autres séries d’études produites par le GMAC, sont disponibles sur gmac.com/research.

À propos du GMAC

Le Graduate Management Admission Council™ (GMAC™) est une association des meilleures écoles supérieures de commerce du monde entier, au service d’une mission. Fondé en 1953, le GMAC crée des solutions et des expériences permettant aux écoles de commerce et aux candidats de mieux se découvrir, s’évaluer et entrer en relation les uns avec les autres.

Le GMAC fournit au secteur de l’enseignement supérieur en management des recherches, conférences sectorielles, outils de recrutement et évaluations de classe mondiale, ainsi que des outils, ressources, événements et services qui guident les candidats pendant leur parcours dans l’enseignement supérieur. Propriété du GMAC, qui assure sa gestion, l’examen du Graduate Management Admission Test™ (GMAT™) est l’évaluation pour école de commerce la plus largement utilisée.

Plus de 12 millions d’étudiants potentiels par an font confiance aux sites Web du GMAC, y comprismba.com, pour en savoir plus sur les programmes de MBA et de masters de commerce, se connecter aux écoles du monde entier, se préparer et s’inscrire aux examens, et obtenir des conseils sur les procédures d’admission aux programmes de MBA et de masters de commerce. BusinessBecause et The MBA Tour sont des filiales du GMAC, une organisation internationale avec des bureaux en Chine, en Inde, au Royaume-Uni et aux États-Unis.

Pour en savoir plus sur notre travail, rendez-vous sur le site www.gmac.com

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Aumento das Inscrições em Faculdades de Business Comprova Não Ser Uma Novidade e a Continuação do Crescimento de 2020

Pesquisa identifica que estudantes internacionais se recuperam à medida que mulheres e grupos sub-representados nos EUA estão se inscrevendo em programas de MBA em tempo integral

RESTON, Va., Nov. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — O Graduate Management Admission Council™ (GMAC™), uma associação global de principais faculdades de pós-graduação de business, divulgou hoje sua Pesquisa Anual de Tendências de Inscrições para 2021. A pesquisa com quase mil programas de MBA e mestrado em business revelou que, em 2021, o volume de inscrições para programas de pós-graduação em business aumentou 0,4% em relação ao ano anterior, sustentando a alta demanda desde o início da pandemia global em 2020, quando as faculdades de business de todo o mundo viram um volume excepcionalmente alto de inscrições devido à incerteza econômica.

“Os candidatos procuraram opções de carreira alternativas durante a recessão induzida pela COVID e as faculdades de business introduziram políticas de admissões mais flexíveis, resultando em volumes crescentes de inscrições no ano passado”, disse Sangeet Chowfla, presidente e CEO do GMAC. “A questão era se o evento seria passageiro causado pela pandemia ou pelo início de um novo aumento nas aplicações. Neste contexto, o ciclo de inscrição de 2021 indica que a demanda crescente por educação de pós-graduação de business não é uma moda passageira, e tem poder de permanência além de 2020.”

Principais Conclusões

Candidatos internacionais se correram para as melhores faculdades de business

Após anos de políticas de imigração indesejáveis em partes do mundo e meses de restrições globais de viagens devido à COVID-19, a demanda reprimida de estudantes internacionais por faculdades de pós-graduação de business foi evidente nos dados deste ano. A mudança absoluta ponderada ano após ano nos volumes de candidatura de candidatos internacionais – os candidatos cuja cidadania é diferente do país onde o programa está localizado – mostra um aumento de 4,1% em comparação com um declínio de 3,8% dos candidatos nacionais, os candidatos que são cidadãos do país onde um programa está localizado. Mais programas na Europa, EUA e Reino Unido relataram declínio nas candidaturas de candidatos nacionais quando comparados entre as regiões.

Essa diferença entre o volume de inscrições internacionais e domésticas é especialmente aparente nos programas de MBA em tempo integral entre as principais faculdades de business. A parcela de programas de MBA em tempo integral que mostram crescimento nas candidaturas de candidatos internacionais dobrou de 28% em 2019 para 57% em 2021. Além disso, o dobro de programas dos EUA classificados no top 50, de acordo com o US News & World Report, teve um aumento tanto das candidaturas de candidatos internacionais (73%) como de candidatos nacionais (36%).

“O aprendizado da faculdade de business é experiencial e depende muito de interações, discussões e redes de coorte e de ex-alunos. Isso é impossível sem uma diversidade de perspectivas e origens”, disse Katy Montgomery, Reitora Associada de Programas de Graduação do INSEAD e membro do conselho do GMAC. “À medida que a mobilidade estudantil retorna gradualmente, a diversidade que ela traz para uma sala de aula só beneficiará e enriquecerá a vida no campus.”

Mulheres, minorias sub-representadas nos EUA retornam a programas de MBA presenciais e em tempo integral

Os programas de MBA em tempo integral continuaram ganhando força em 2021. Metade dos programas de MBA em tempo integral de um ano (52%) e de dois anos (56%) relataram um aumento nas inscrições em 2021, acima de todos os programas em média de 41%. Por outro lado, os programas de MBA profissionais, como MBA em meio período, MBA executivo e programas de MBA online – voltados para as necessidades dos profissionais que trabalham – tiveram uma participação nos que relatam o crescimento do aplicativo no nível mais baixo desde 2017.

Os dados de candidatura deste ano também indicaram que, globalmente, as mulheres candidatas emergentes da sombra da pandemia se concentraram novamente em suas ambições de carreira, com três em cada cinco (60%) programas de MBA em tempo integral relatando um aumento nas candidaturas de candidatas do sexo feminino, em comparação com dois em cada cinco (43%) programas relatando crescimento de candidatos do sexo masculino. Em comparação, uma parcela muito menor dos programas de MBA online (42%) relatou crescimento nas candidaturas de candidatas do sexo feminino, indicando a preferência das mulheres em retornar ao aprendizado presencial e em tempo integral.

Nos EUA, mulheres e minorias sub-representadas (URM) relataram desejo semelhante de estudar no campus. Mais programas de MBA em tempo integral relataram crescimento nas inscrições de URM em 2021 (56%), em comparação com o pré-pandemia 2019 (37%), ou o programa online (30%). Ainda mais notável, as candidatas a URM demonstraram um aumento impressionante de 22% entre 2019 (38%) e 2021 (60%) na sua participação nas inscrições para programas de MBA em tempo integral de dois anos.

Sobre o Relatório

A Pesquisa Anual de Tendências de Inscrições do GMAC concentra-se na demanda global por educação de pós-graduação em gestão e analisa as diferenças por programas e regiões para a temporada de admissões de 2020-2021 (turma de 2021). Esses dados da pesquisa foram coletados entre 8 de julho e 23 de agosto de 2021 e obtiveram respostas de 967 programas em 269 faculdades de business de todo o mundo. Este é 23o. ano em que a pesquisa foi realizada, contribuindo para uma maior compreensão do valor dos cursos de pós-graduação em business e das tendências globais e regionais. Mais detalhes do relatório completo e outras séries de pesquisa conduzidas pelo GMAC estão disponíveis emgmac.com/research.

Sobre o GMAC

O Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC – Conselho de Admissão de Gestão de Pós-Graduação) é uma associação global das principais faculdades de pós-graduação em business. Fundado em 1953, o GMAC está empenhado em criar soluções para faculdades e candidatos de business para que eles possam encontrar, avaliar, e se conectar uns com os outros.

O GMAC oferece pesquisas internacionais, conferências da indústria, ferramentas de recrutamento e avaliações para a indústria de graduação em gestão, bem como ferramentas, recursos, eventos e serviços que ajudam a orientar os candidatos na sua jornada rumo ao ensino superior. De propriedade e administrado pelo GMAC, o teste Graduate Management Admission Test™ (GMAT™) é o exame mais amplamente utilizado pelas faculdades de business em todo o mundo.

Mais de 12 milhões de estudantes em potencial por ano confiam nos sites do GMAC, incluindo mba.com, para aprenderem sobre programas de MBA e mestrado em business, se conectarem com faculdades de todo o mundo, para que possam se preparar e se inscrever em exames e obter conselhos sobre como se inscrever com sucesso em programas de MBA e mestrado em business. BusinessBecause e The MBA Tour são subsidiárias do GMAC, uma organização global com escritórios na China, Índia, Reino Unido e Estados Unidos.

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Cawood Scientific Group rejoint Ensign-Bickford Industries

DENVER, 17 nov. 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. (EBI) a annoncé aujourd’hui avoir clôturé son acquisition de Cawood Scientific Limited (Cawood), dont le siège social est situé à Bracknell, au Royaume-Uni.

Basée à Denver, dans le Colorado, EBI est une société privée de 185 ans avec des activités diversifiées dans les marchés de l’aérospatiale et de la défense, des diagnostics moléculaires et de l’appétence des aliments pour animaux de compagnie. Cawood Scientific est le premier groupe scientifique indépendant du Royaume-Uni, avec des laboratoires dans l’ensemble du Royaume-Uni, de l’UE et des États-Unis au service des secteurs de l’agriculture, de l’alimentation et de l’environnement. Cawood va devenir membre de l’Agriculture and Environmental Diagnostics Group d’EBI.

Dans ses commentaires sur cette acquisition, Tom Perlitz, PDG d’EBI, a déclaré : « Cawood ne se résume pas à un simple potentiel de croissance exceptionnel. Elle nous arrive en tant qu’entreprise florissante dotée d’une solide position sur le marché et d’un grand talent, reposant sur un ensemble de principes solides qui reflètent très étroitement les valeurs fondamentales d’EBI. Ce partenariat soutiendra les deux objectifs qui sont d’étendre nos offres de diagnostic et d’élargir notre portée sur les marchés mondiaux. C’est avec un très grand plaisir que nous accueillons Cawood au sein de la famille EBI. »

« Au cours des 18 derniers mois, Cawood a doublé en taille, suite à des investissements importants dans les acquisitions, l’équipement et la technologie. EBI s’engage à soutenir et guider cette croissance stratégique à long terme », a indiqué Simon Parrington, PDG de Cawood Group.

Tom Perlitz a également déclaré : « Cawood va représenter un partenariat unique avec l’activité EnviroLogix d’EBI qui renforcera et développera l’implantation d’EBI dans la chaîne d’approvisionnement agricole. Avec l’ajout des capacités de Cawood à notre plateforme de développement des diagnostics, nous serons en mesure de proposer une solution de diagnostic « de la ferme à l’alimentation » convaincante pour nos clients de l’industrie agricole tandis que nous nous développerons à l’échelle mondiale. »

Ensign-Bickford Industries (EBI) est une société privée de 185 ans qui possède des activités diversifiées dans les marchés de l’aérospatiale et de la défense, des diagnostics moléculaires et de l’appétence des aliments pour animaux de compagnie. Les activités d’EBI fournissent au marché mondial des produits et services à valeur ajoutée, notamment des exhausteurs d’appétence pour l’industrie alimentaire des animaux de compagnie, des systèmes énergétiques de précision pour le marché aérospatial, des solutions explosives et non explosives innovantes pour les clients de la défense et une détection moléculaire et protéique pour l’industrie agricole. EBI a son siège social à Denver, dans le Colorado. Pour tout complément d’information, rendez-vous sur le site http://www.ensign-bickfordind.com/

Cawood Scientific Limited (Cawood) est le premier groupe scientifique indépendant du Royaume-Uni, avec des bureaux aux États-Unis, en Espagne, en République tchèque et en République d’Irlande. Le groupe fournit une analyse indépendante en laboratoire pour les secteurs de l’agriculture, de l’alimentation, des infrastructures et de l’environnement, ainsi qu’une recherche contractuelle visant à soutenir le développement des produits agrochimiques, des biocides et d’autres produits chimiques. Pour tout complément d’information, rendez-vous sur le site https://cawood.co.uk/

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Alexandra Ulrich

Cawood Scientific Group une-se à Ensign-Bickford Industries

DENVER, Nov. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. (EBI) anunciou hoje que finalizou a aquisição da Cawood Scientific Limited (Cawood), com sede em Bracknell, Reino Unido.

Com sede em Denver, CO, a EBI é uma empresa privada de 185 anos com negócios diversificados nos mercados aeroespacial e de defesa, diagnóstico molecular e palatabilidade de alimentos para animais de estimação. A Cawood Scientific é o principal grupo científico independente do Reino Unido, com laboratórios em todo o Reino Unido, UE e EUA, servindo os setores de agricultura, alimentos e meio ambiente. A Cawood passará a ser membro do Grupo de Diagnóstico Agrícola e Ambiental da EBI.

Comentando sobre a aquisição, o Presidente e CEO da EBI, Tom Perlitz, disse: “A Cawood tem mais do que apenas um potencial de crescimento excepcional, ela vem até nós como uma empresa prospera, com uma posição de mercado sólida e grande talento – construída com base em um conjunto de princípios fortes muitos semelhantes aos valores fundamentais da EBI. Esta parceria irá apoiar os objetivos das duas empresas de expansão das ofertas de diagnóstico e ampliação do nosso alcance nos mercados globais. Estamos muito contentes em receber a Cawood na família EBI.”

“Nos últimos 18 meses, a Cawood dobrou de tamanho, após um investimento significativo em aquisições, equipamentos e tecnologia, e a EBI está empenhada em apoiar e orientar esse crescimento estratégico a longo prazo”, disse Simon Parrington, da Cawood, que continuará como CEO do Grupo Cawood.

Tom Perlitz também observou: “A Cawood terá uma parceria única com a EnviroLogix da EBI, que fortalecerá e aumentará a posição da EBI na cadeia de suprimentos agrícola. Com a adição dos recursos da Cawood à nossa plataforma de ampliação de diagnósticos, poderemos oferecer uma solução de diagnóstico extraordinária que vai da fazenda aos alimentos para nossos clientes do setor de agricultura com a nossa expansão global.”

A Ensign-Bickford Industries (EBI) é uma empresa privada de 185 anos com negócios diversificados nos mercados aeroespacial e de defesa, diagnóstico molecular e palatabilidade de alimentos para animais de estimação. Os negócios da EBI fornecem produtos e serviços de valor agregado no mercado global, incluindo intensificadores de palatabilidade para a indústria de alimentos para animais de estimação, sistemas energéticos de precisão para o mercado aeroespacial, soluções inovadoras de explosivos e não explosivos para clientes de defesa, e detecção molecular e proteica para a indústria agrícola. A sede da EBI está localizada em Denver, CO. Para mais informação, visite http://www.ensign-bickfordind.com/

A Cawood Scientific Limited (Cawood) é o principal grupo científico independente do Reino Unido, com escritórios nos EUA, Espanha, República Tcheca e República da Irlanda. O grupo fornece análises laboratoriais independentes para os setores agrícola, alimentar, de infraestrutura e ambiental, bem como pesquisas contratuais para apoiar o desenvolvimento de agroquímicos, biocidas e outros produtos químicos. Para mais informação visite https://cawood.co.uk/

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Alexandra Ulrich

Smart PV: The Sun Always Shines on Qinghai’s People and Economy

The world’s largest renewable energy base showcases how technology can build a healthy planet

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — In Chinese, Qinghai means blue waters. Named after Qinghai Lake, China’s largest inland salt lake, Qinghai Province attracted worldwide attention in November 2020 when two 10 million-kW renewable energy bases were completed in the Hainan and Haixi prefectures. We took a trip to the PV power station in Talatan, Gonghe County, 60 km southeast of the lake.

As you travel from the provincial capital Xining to Gonghe County, the steep mountains on both sides of the road gradually recede and the horizon gradually widens. The azure sky, fluffy clouds, verdant hills, and herds of wandering cattle and sheep evoke serenity and peace. The white caps of snow on distant mountains are the only trace of the previous night’s wind and snowfall.

10 years of construction

Prior to 2011, the remote and sparsely populated Gonghe County was relatively unknown. When construction began on the world’s largest renewable energy base, a monumental undertaking given how difficult it was to bring in cranes and equipment, the county bustled into its busiest time ever. The decade also saw the rapid development of auxiliary industries like catering, accommodation, auto repairs, ironware, and construction materials.

This level of activity had only been approached once before – in the 1980s, when the Longyangxia Hydropower Station was built.

September 26, 2020 was a memorable day for both Huawei and energy specialists Huanghe. At 17:18, the last segment of the Qinghai Gonghe 2.2 GW PV power station was connected to the power grid, marking the rollout of a power source that would support the world’s first UHVDC power transmission project to transmit 100% clean power. Gonghe PV power station isn’t just the world’s largest PV power station – it also boasts the shortest completion time of any new energy power plant, taking just one year from bidding to connecting to the grid.

The Qingyu UHVDC power transmission line that the plant supports stretches 1,563 km from Hainan in Qinghai Province to Zhumadian in Henan Province and is capable of lighting up the Central Plains region with 100% clean power.

Both the power station in Gonghe and the province’s wind power plants connect to the power grid, providing capacities of 15.436 million kW in Hainan and 10.12 million kW in Haixi. Each of the renewable energy bases now has a capacity of 10 million-kW.

Qingyu UHVDC power transmission line, spanning 1,563 km, lights up the Central Plains with clean energy from the plateau in northwest China

Ten years ago, China’s inverter market was dominated by central inverters. In 2013, Huawei and Huanghe deployed string inverters in the Golmud PV power station in Qinghai, marking the first time string inverters were installed in a large-scale, ground-mounted PV plant. This broke the dominance of central inverters and spurred new development in the PV industry. In 2014, the two companies launched the smart PV solution based on string inverters to digitalize PV power stations. One year later, Huawei established the Smart PV Joint Innovation Center with Huanghe, which soon developed Smart I-V Curve Diagnosis technology, revolutionizing O&M and slashing LCOE (Levelized Cost of Energy).

In 2017, string inverters overtook central inverters to become the mainstream PV inverters. Smart I-V Curve Diagnosis is widely used worldwide today, replacing complex and inefficient manual O&M and inspections and accelerating the arrival of affordable PV. A little spark starts a great fire – Smart PV began by the Yellow River and now the 609- square-kilometer Gonghe PV power station is one of the world’s largest PV power stations, complemented by the 100 MW Demonstration Power Station.

According to Xie Xiaoping, Chairman of Huanghe, the two companies achieved outstanding results due to aligned resources and complementary strengths. A timespan of just ten years saw the development of the world’s first 100% clean energy UHV power transmission line as well as the world’s largest renewable energy base, PV power operator, single PV power station, hydro-solar power plant, and demonstration base.

Powered by Huawei’s digital information technologies, 5G networks, and smart handheld terminals, Huanghe had built the country’s largest centralized new energy control center. With more than 20 million data measurement points, the center centrally manages 34 PV power stations, providing services like big data analysis, remote diagnosis, and real-time maintenance.

Plans are in place for a new PV park spanning 609.6 square kilometers – roughly the land area of Singapore – and a 2,400-square-kilometer wind farm.

By the end of 2020, the renewable resources in Hainan totaled an installed capacity of 18.65 million kW, including 9 million kW of PV power, 5.5 million kW of hydropower, 4.1 million kW of wind power, and 50,000 kW of solar-thermal power.

Folk songs make a return in Talatan

Located in the upper reaches of the Yellow River, Talatan was once a landscape of windswept sand, plagued by drought and overgrazing.

Since 2011, PV power has helped gradually restore the degraded vegetation and revitalize the grassland ecosystem, with solar energy increasing soil moisture and reducing evaporation from the soil’s surface. Local residents herding sheep under seemingly endless rows of solar panels on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is a living example of how technologies can coexist harmoniously with nature. The sky is blue, the wilderness is vast, and the wind sings to cows and sheep through the grass.

In just 10 years, Talatan was restored to the way it once was – its green past has time-traveled to the present and the sound of folk songs can be heard again.

Sheep running towards the PV park

On our way to Talatan, Huan Xingsheng, the deputy director of production technology for Huanghe’s PV O&M company, believes that “solar grazing” embodies the nature of this land – and the term is currently being registered as a trademark.

Fifty-year old Duo Goujie lives in Tiegai Town, where he and his wife raise over 550 small-tailed Han sheep, which graze in rich fields nearby.

“Before, there was no fertile grass here. It used to grow in clumps, with sand all over it, just like the kind you see on the roadside. The sheep didn’t like it,” says Duo with a smile.

When first planning for the PV project in Talatan, Huanghe sought ways to deploy PV power stations in a way that would benefit both the natural ecosystem and the PV industry. To absorb the impact of desert wind and sand on solar PV panels, Huanghe sowed pasture seeds around the PV park. The grass inside the park soon grew far higher than the grass outside it.

“The grass grows better because the shelter of the PV panels reduces evaporation from the soil surface, and the water used to clean the PV panels increases soil moisture,” says Huan Xingsheng.

However, this creates new challenges: Grass that grows too tall stops sunlight reaching the PV panels and affects power generation. The grass also catches fire easily when it withers in winter. In 2015, Huanghe migrated 600 sheep into the park. They kept the grass at a certain height so it power generation remained unaffected and life was made far easier for the farmers.

Also in 2015, Huanghe began researching the environmental impact of large-scale PV power stations. It found that their deployment improved soil moisture and vegetation growth, cutting average wind speeds by 41.2% and daily air temperatures by 0.5℃, while improving average daily air humidity by 2.1% and soil moisture by 32% at 20 cm deep.

As a result, Huanghe adjusted the design of the PV supports from 50 cm to 1.2 m above ground. The increased construction costs were offset by signing grazing agreements with local farmers, employing local villagers to help construct and maintain the PV park, and growing cash crops like snow chrysanthemums and Togou grass in the park. The model of jointly benefiting the ecosystem and local people by deploying solar technology has in turn boosted the PV industry, local transportation, construction, and tourism, leading to the development and prosperity of minority groups in the upper Yellow River.

In 2018 in response to the success in Talatan, the State Key Laboratory on Ecological Water Conservation in Northwest Arid Regions set up a branch at Huanghe dedicated to researching the management of areas that, like Qinghai, are arid or have turned to desert.

Supported by the world’s largest renewable energy base, Qinghai’s power grid has achieved several milestones since 2017 for providing uninterrupted green power, achieving 7, 9, 15, and then 30 consecutive days.

On August 16, 2021, it achieved a record 100 days.

Looking out from a 30-meter-high inspection tower is a blue ocean of PV panels that contrasts with Qinghai Lake a short distance away. Today, this land is alive with joy, with more than 5,000 sheep grazing in the park and the sound of singing farmers floating over the grasslands.

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