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The University of Zagreb has advanced on the Shanghai list of the best universities in the world

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first_imgThe Shanghai University Ranking or the Shanghai List of the World’s Best Universities (ARWU) is one of the most cited rankings of the world’s best universities published by Shanghai Jiao Tong University since 2003.  The University of Zagreb is the only representative from Croatia on this prestigious list, and it is in the field of tourism that it achieves the best position, to which the Department of Tourism of the Faculty of Economics has made the greatest contribution. “The methodology is rigorous and when calculating the position, only papers in the Web of Science (WOS) database, the degree of internationalization, international awards and publications in the top journals of the field are observed.. We are proud that our department is recognized domestically and internationally”Points out Assoc. prof. dr. sc. Josip Mikulić, Head of the Department of Tourism at the Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb. Compared to last year, it is a jump of almost 50 places (216). The Department of Tourism has a total of 11 members, namely professors, assistant professors and assistants and external associates / Department of Tourism, EFZG The Department of Tourism of the Faculty of Economics – Zagreb is a member of the UNWTO Education and Science Council (EdSCo) and also the only representative from the Republic of Croatia in this prestigious world organization. The condition for membership is the possession of a TedQual certificate, which is a guarantee that education and research for the needs of tourism is carried out in accordance with the highest quality standards prescribed by UNWTO EdSCo. The Department of Tourism is the only educational institution in Croatia that has a TedQual certificate, which was awarded to it in 2001. Attachment: ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020 – Hospitality & Tourism Management According to the latest Shanghai list of the best universities in the world, the University of Zagreb ranks high 169th in the global ranking in the category “Hospitality & Tourism Management”.  In addition to the regular education program for students majoring in tourism, every year a special education program is organized: ITHAS – International Tourism and Hospitality Academy at Sea. last_img read more

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Only one third of manufacturers still operating: Govt

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first_imgThe government has launched tax incentives for the manufacturing industry, including individual income tax exemptions, import tax deferrals and corporate tax discounts.Earlier in April, the government also launched the preemployment card program, a mix of unemployment benefit and skill-training program, to provide benefits worth Rp 3.5 million (US$236.66) for people whose jobs or small businesses are affected by the outbreak.“The incentives will be given on the condition there are no layoffs,” said Airlangga, who also serves as Golkar Party chairman. “We hope all the incentives can serve as a cushion to protect our workers.”The government has also reduced employment insurance payments for companies that keep on their workers. Firms can get 90 percent reductions both for work accident and life insurance payments.“By easing the insurance payments, we hope companies can fulfil their obligation to pay [the Idul Fitri] holiday bonus,” Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah said in the same online briefing.Topics : Factory activity has collapsed with only one third of manufacturing companies and workers operating at present, a high-ranking official has said.Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto said on Thursday that 15,000 manufacturing companies were still operating at present out of a total of 40,000 in normal times.Meanwhile, 4.7 million workers in the manufacturing sector are still working out of the usual 17 million in the sector, which contributes around 20 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, the minister added. “We hope companies will be back in operation when the situation returns to normal,” Airlangga told an online briefing on Thursday, referring to the COVID-19 pandemic.Many businesses in the country have temporarily shut down or are functioning at minimum capacity to comply with the government’s stay-at-home order to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus, which has infected over 10,100 people nationwide.As a result, the country’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), a monthly survey of trends in the manufacturing sector, recorded a contraction to 45.3 from 51.9 between February and March, the steepest decline since the survey began in 2011.Moreover, as many as 2.2 million people are out of work, according to Manpower Ministry data last updated on April 20. More than half are formal sector workers furloughed or laid off by 43,690 firms.last_img read more

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Psychiatry professor criticises ‘discriminatory’ euthanasia

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first_imgNewsTalk ZB 17 October 2019Family First Comment: So many great points made in this interview…. “The long and short of it is anywhere from 70 to 75 per cent of people who are actually killed, so called euthanised, in countries where it is legal are the elderly and  the poor.”  “When we talk to the elderly and the poor about why they wish to be killed or euthanised, they say they have become a burden on their families and on society, so is it really a choice.”  The research found that suicide rates have increased between five and 15-percent in countries where euthanasia is legal. #rejectassistedsuicideA professor says that legalising euthanasia has been devastating on the elderly, poor and disabled.Otago University doctors have reviewed the laws, practices and modifications in countries where it’s been introduced.Old Age Psychiatry associate professor Yoram Barak says our public debate isn’t well informed.He’s calling on psychiatrists to say ‘no’ to euthanasia.“The long and short of it is anywhere from 70 to 75 per cent of people who are actually killed, so called euthanised, in countries where it is legal are the elderly and  the poor.”Barak says the debate centres on choice, rights and dignity, but euthanasia becomes discriminatory.He says ignoring history means we’d be killing people without options.“When we talk to the elderly and the poor about why they wish to be killed or euthanised, they say they have become a burden on their families and on society, so it is really a choice.”He says the Dutch government’s considering extending euthanasia to anyone over 70 years old who feel they’ve fulfilled their role in life.The research found that suicide rates have increased between five and 15-percent in countries where euthanasia is legal.READ MORE: https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/heather-du-plessis-allan-drive/audio/yoram-barak-psychiatry-professor-criticises-euthanasia-calls-it-discriminatory-and-contradictory/last_img read more

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