Space technology is becoming one of the most important industries of the 21st century, with a range of global services based on this technology. In 2021, the Hungarian government adopted its space strategy, which sets out specific objectives for the development of this knowledge-based sector. Hunor is a part of this strategy.
As a research assistant in the Learning from Asia project of MCC Learning Institute, three members of the project team – János Setényi, director, Gábor Halász, professional mentor, and I paid a fact-finding visit to China this May. We visited prestigious Chinese universities and schools and had inspirational talks with talented people and scholars. During the journey, the picture behind the so-called “Chinese educational miracle” was getting clearer and sharper.
“Moving away from teaching to standardised tests and instead focusing on individual coaching to maximise unique talents is crucial,” according to Paul Kim, Chief Technology Officer and Associate Dean of Stanford Graduate School of Education. We sat down at the Budapest Eurasia Forum to discuss his experiences and ideas of the future of education.
Asia is experiencing a huge digital revolution, with mobile payments on the surge in the region. China is leading the way with the world’s largest internet user population and smartphone market, but other countries such as India and Indonesia have also stepped up to the plate.