The gaping opportunity divide in Asia means the very best performing education systems in the world are sitting next to the very worst. It seems the divide isn’t as wide as it is deep. This is reflected in the results of the most recent Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). The assessment measures the academic performance of students and compares these results by national average.
Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of the Microsoft Imagine Cup today, the company’s premier competition for student technologists, developers and aspiring entrepreneurs from across the globe and a cornerstone of the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative. Teams from Asia Pacific brought home a record haul of four wins, with Team Eyenaemia of Australia crowned as the overall Imagine Cup World Champion.
We are proud to announce this year’s five outstanding grand prize winners for the Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change! Among the winners, four countries are represented including two inspiring students from Asia!
Find out how Microsoft’s CSR programmes and today’s cutting edge technologies are helping local communities in Thailand discover opportunities that would help them become innovators that the country needs.
Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change is a global contest that encourages young people who are passionate about social causes to submit their ideas for how they can spark social good in their communities, college campuses or throughout the world, using the new Windows and Office. Five grand prize winners will receive a volunteer travel experience in the Amazon, $2,500 cash to kick-start their projects and a Microsoft technology bundle including Windows Phone 8, Xbox One and Surface 2 (or equivalent device).