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education Updated: Sep 16, 2009 09:33 IST

Research ‘Collaboratory’ for Service Science
IBM and the Indian School of Business (ISB) have announced the setting up of a research

‘Collaboratory’ at the ISB campus for furthering research in service science. Collaboratory is a laboratory where IBM researchers co-locate with a university, government, or commercial partner to share skills, assets, and resources to achieve a common research goal. The newly established Collaboratory for service science will initially have a team of 10 full-time researchers who will focus on developing foundational techniques in service science, including the modeling, measurement, and optimisation of “service systems”.

‘Green Jobs India Fair’
Delhi will witness the first attempt to focus on the emerging Green Jobs market sector with the ‘Green Jobs India Fair’ being organised by The Climate Project India and Sierra Club’s Green Livelihoods Centre. The Green Jobs Fair, at India Habitat Centre from September 24-26, is part of the country’s first ever Habitat Summit. Green jobs relates not only to renewable energy, biodiversity preservation, waste management, water conservation and treatment, and carbon management, but also to the change in employment patterns in favour of greener, cleaner and more sustainable employment.

A taste of India
Thirty students from the UK recently completed the Prime Minister’s Global Fellowship in India. It gave an opportunity to 18-year-olds to get glimpses of India from different perspectives. They spent six weeks in India, visiting three cities – Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai.

The youngsters went to schools, companies, heritage monuments and cultural organisations to experience India in totality. “It was an awesome experience. Indian students are quite serious about their future and every child wants to carve a successful career through hard work and study,” says Rheanne Laybourn, a UK national who is now so hooked to India that she wants to return here to teach English