The right to education has been recognized by the United Nations and several governments around the world.
Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Education is formal institutional instructions and the right to education in this sense is protected by international human rights provisions. The 1960 UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education stipulates that noone should be denied access to education. This page shows an automatic compilation of all DW content on education-related topics.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told pupils more should be done to ensure future generations recall the Holocaust. Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged the children to visit Yad Vashem and former Nazi death camps.
A new study has revealed that one out of three adolescent girls from the poorest households around the world has never been to school. Gender discrimination and ethnic origin are some of the reasons behind the exclusion.
Education in Africa is not preparing students adequately for today’s job market. Scholars say it's too theoretical and lives little room for innovation. Young people with degrees are desperate for jobs. The #77 percent are now calling for an overhaul in the education system to fit in today’s needs.
Companies in South Korea are increasingly using artificial intelligence in their recruitment processes. Often a candidate will be interviewed by a computer, rather than a real person. As a result, many jobseekers are taking classes to learn how to defeat the AI algorithms.
One of Central Europe’s oldest universities closed its doors for two days this week to protest against underfunding. Now, that may not sound like headline news outside the country. But the action sheds some interesting light on Lithuania’s protest culture. Helen Seeney spoke with journalist Audra Giryote.