55 FLAME University students to participate in a year-long internship with WageIndicator
18th Sept, 2019:
55 students from the undergraduate and postgraduate programs of FLAME University will support the global WageIndicator system from the current academic year. WageIndicator Foundation operates websites with wage and labour market information for over 40 million yearly users in 125 countries. All 55 students will be interns for WageIndicator. This internship will provide them with a platform to learn and upgrade skills needed to convert data into easy to read mini-stories for web visitors and mobile phone users, creating stills, graphs and videos. They will develop management skills, data analysis skills, data visualization skills, and also learn about data and web journalism, content management, google analytics, and SEO.
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Students will assist in targeting different occupational groups in India and abroad with tailor-made wage and labour law information. This cooperation is the primary outcome of an agreement between FLAME University and WageIndicator Foundation, which led to setting up of the WageIndicator Research Lab at FLAME.
Stressing on the importance of truly global perspectives, Paulien Osse, Founder and Director, WageIndicator Foundation since 2000 said, “We are on our way to becoming truly global. We plan operations in another 25 countries till the end of 2019, reaching out to the working people of 150 countries. The assistance of FLAME is most welcome and makes our aim more realistic.”
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“The internship provides an opportunity for FLAME students to gain practical experience in real-life research initiatives. While working on software like STATA, SPSS, Tableau, PLONE, and Google Analytics, they will collaborate with the global team of WageIndicator and observe their culture and management styles”, said Prof. Rupa Korde, Faculty of Economics, FLAME University, who has worked closely with Paulien Osse to set up this cooperation.
Dr. Dishan Kamdar, Vice Chancellor, FLAME University stated, “We want to be a niche player of international repute. The specialized input WageIndicator offers, promises to contribute to that goal. Its innovative methods and potential of global outreach are found attractive by our students. They massively volunteered to participate in the WageIndicator Research Lab at FLAME.”
About FLAME University
FLAME University has been created as an academic institution anchored in Liberal Education. Being the pioneer of Liberal Education in India, FLAME University delivers the country’s premier interdisciplinary education experience. It exists to build an aspirational destination for students and faculty, to push the design and nature of studies and to create a societal upgradation phenomenon particularly in the fields of liberal education and leadership.
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FLAME University is driven to being one of India’s most respected and reputed centers of learning – the one destination of choice for higher education in the nation for learners and teachers.
Spread on 60 acres of green expanse, FLAME prepares students who have a strong desire to learn and grow continually, welcome new ideas, value diversity with desire to succeed and give
their best towards excellence in all spheres of life. Its curriculum includes perspective building, skills and competencies for communication, problem-solving skills, creativity, innovation, teamwork and ethics that also meet the needs of the diverse sectors of the country. It currently consists of four schools: FLAME School of Liberal Education, FLAME School of Business, FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of Fine & Performing Arts.
With more than 90 full time faculty members, the university offers an unparalled education experience. The student – teacher ratio is 9:1, unmatched at the higher education level in India.
FLAME University has been established as a state private university vide the FLAME University Act 2014 (Maharashtra Act No. II of 2015) of the Government of Maharashtra. FLAME University is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2(f), and degrees awarded by the University are recognized under Section 22 of the UGC Act, 1956.
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