Arthur D. Little Publishes New Report On Innovation In Life Sciences

LONDON, Oct. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arthur D. Little (ADL) has launched a report on current and future transformation in healthcare, and the effect these far-reaching changes will have on the life sciences and insurance sectors. To asssess that from more than one perspective, ADL and Munich Re, a leading provider of reinsurance, primary […]

LONDON, Oct. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arthur D. Little (ADL) has launched a report on current and future transformation in healthcare, and the effect these far-reaching changes will have on the life sciences and insurance sectors. To asssess that from more than one perspective, ADL and Munich Re, a leading provider of reinsurance, primary insurance and insurance-related risk solutions, have pooled their expertise and recommendations.

The combination of aging populations, changing urban and work environments, technical innovations in data processing and analysis, and current advances in diagnosing and treating diseases will not only dramatically transform healthcare but also our way of living. Healthcare systems and wider society must therefore prepare for these innovations to ensure preparedness and greater resilience.

Disruptive developments such as digitization, far-reaching advances in medical technology, and the latest findings in life sciences interrelate and reinforce each other to an unprecedented extent. Consequently, the report sets out how everyone within the ecosystem needs to collaborate around a common goal – bringing innovations to patients faster and pushing the boundaries of insurability.

Describing the impacts of transformation and providing insights, imperatives and key takeaways for both the insurance and life sciences industries, the report focuses on opportunities in five key areas of healthcare:

–        Digital Health
–        Advanced therapeutics & new paradigms in treatments
–        Power of genes & omics
–        Mental health
–        Pandemic risk

Dr. Ulrica Sehlstedt, Managing Partner, and Global Practice Leader, Healthcare & Life Sciences at Arthur D. Little, comments: “Innovation is driving a revolution at every step of the patient journey. This impacts every player within the life sciences and healthcare industry, including insurance companies. The imperative is on the whole ecosystem to work together to provide positive solutions and mitigate current and future risks, which is why we are delighted that Munich Re has contributed to bring together knowledge, experience and perspectives within this in-depth report.”

Dr. Franziska Thomas, Partner and Head of Healthcare & Life Sciences of Arthur D. Little Germany, comments: “The last two years has seen an enormous acceleration in multiple areas of medicine – and indeed across wider society. The patient journey is transforming to become more personalized and decentralized. As this report explains, it is only through convergence between all areas within the ecosystem that solutions can be delivered to meet the rapidly changing needs of patients.”

To download the report visit: https://tinyurl.com/mszkfz28

Further information from: Cate Bonthuys / Sue Glanville
Catalyst Comms
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Cong Thanh Nguyen Named Business Development Manager for Vietnam for Nikkiso Clean Energy and Industrial Gases Group

TEMECULA, Calif., Oct. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries’ Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (“Group”), a part of the Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japan) group of companies, is pleased to announce that Cong Thanh Nguyen has been named Business Development Manager for their Cryogenic Equipment & Solutions market serving Vietnam. Based in Hanoi, […]

TEMECULA, Calif., Oct. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries’ Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (“Group”), a part of the Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japan) group of companies, is pleased to announce that Cong Thanh Nguyen has been named Business Development Manager for their Cryogenic Equipment & Solutions market serving Vietnam.

Based in Hanoi, Vietnam, Cong will be on the front line of the region’s growing Industrial Gas and LNG business, providing solutions from our industrial products line and offering strong service and local support. He will be responsible for expanding the brand awareness of the Group to a broad range of local customers. Additionally, this will complete three major business lines of Nikkiso in Vietnam besides Aerospace and Medical divisions.

Cong was previously Business Development Manager for Vietnam Industrial Gas. His responsibilities included collaborating with numerous departments to develop and implement improvement strategies. He has a Master of Arts degree in International Business from the University of Greenwich, England (Singapore Campus).

“Cong’s industry and international business experience combined with his knowledge of the local market will be of great benefit, as we work to develop the opportunities in this region” according to Tim Born, Vice President, Southeast Asia.

With this addition, Nikkiso continues their commitment to provide direct support and be both a global and local presence for their customers.

ABOUT CRYOGENIC INDUSTRIES
Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (now a member of Nikkiso Co., Ltd.) member companies manufacture and service engineered cryogenic gas processing equipment (pumps, turboexpanders, heat exchangers, etc.), and process plants for Industrial Gases, Natural gas Liquefaction (LNG), Hydrogen Liquefaction (LH2) and Organic Rankine Cycle for Waste Heat Recovery. Founded over 50 years ago, Cryogenic Industries is the parent company of ACD, Nikkiso Cryo, Nikkiso Integrated Cryogenic Solutions, Cosmodyne and Cryoquip and a commonly controlled group of approximately 20 operating entities.

For more information, please visit www.nikkisoCEIG.com and www.nikkiso.com.

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US, Europe MBA Programs to International Talent: We are Open for Business

Annual survey finds international applications to business schools soared back as domestic demand softened RESTON, Va., Oct. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Total applications to graduate business schools dipped from the pandemic-level spikes, slipping 3.4 percent year-on-year among a matched sample of programs, according to a survey report released today by the Graduate Management Admission […]

Annual survey finds international applications to business schools soared back as domestic demand softened

RESTON, Va., Oct. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Total applications to graduate business schools dipped from the pandemic-level spikes, slipping 3.4 percent year-on-year among a matched sample of programs, according to a survey report released today by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). This comes after application volumes increased 2.4 percent year-on-year in 2020 amid the start of the pandemic and sustained that level of demand in 2021, when schools reported a 0.4 percent year-on-year increase. As the pandemic’s effects on mobility lessened this admissions cycle, however, international applications saw a remarkable rebound, particularly for those applying to programs in the United States. Most US programs reported international application increases, especially full-time two-year MBA programs (80% of programs) and STEM-designated programs (61%). Similarly in Europe, most MBA programs either saw stability or more applications from abroad this year.

The largest and most widely cited survey of its kind in the industry, the GMAC 2022 Application Trends Survey was conducted between July and September with application figures submitted by 950 programs of 264 business schools in 33 countries worldwide. The survey aims to examine the rapidly shifting landscape of demand for graduate management education (GME) programs. An annual survey in its 24th year, the 2022 study reflects perhaps the end of the pandemic- disrupted years and offers insight into how the post-pandemic market may take shape.

Notably, most programs in Europe and Asia grew or maintained women’s representation in applicant pools. A majority of responding programs in Europe (58%) and Asia (57%) grew or sustained the number of applications received from women. In addition, more than half of US programs maintained or grew applications from underrepresented populations (URP), particularly master of data analytics (66%) and master in management (65%).

“I’m very pleased to see that women in Europe and Asia and underrepresented groups in the US are increasingly aspiring to pursue the business education that could empower and equip them to achieve their career objectives,” said Joy Jones, CEO of GMAC. “I commend the business school community for the encouraging trend that has grown from their concerted efforts to attract a diverse pool of talent.”

Other Key Findings

Applications to business master’s programs ticked up, riding the wave of international interest

Global applications to business master’s programs—including master in management, master of finance, and master of data analytics—grew year-on-year by 3.2 percent. All business master’s program types in the United States had a greater share of programs report increases in international applications than decreases, except for master of accounting. International applications to US programs were up at an especially high proportion of specialized degrees, including master of supply chain management (93%), master in marketing (76%), and master of data analytics (61%).

“The business master’s programs have traditionally been attractive to international candidates. As the pandemic-induced restrictions gradually ease and people learn to live alongside and cope with the virus, we expect international mobility to continue to bounce back,” said Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, dean and professor of finance at Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and a member of the GMAC board of directors.

Asia retained more talent in-region while Canada experienced a reverse in application trends

Business schools in the Asia region were able to attract otherwise mobile candidates during the pandemic. While roughly equal shares of responding Asia programs reported total application volume growth and declines this year, those who experienced growth or stability saw it in both domestic (60%) and international applications (63%). This trend is consistent with GMAC’s survey of prospective students released earlier this year when the data suggest that candidates from some traditionally mobile regions of Asia may be increasingly opting to study domestically.

Canadian programs saw significant drops in both domestic and international applications. Among Canadian programs that responded to each of the last two years’ surveys, total applications were down 23 percent year-on-year, with 75 percent of programs reporting declines in domestic applications and 68 percent reporting declines in international applications. This reversal comes after years of consistently positive outcomes for Canadian schools dating back to 2017, coinciding with the reduction of visa availability in the US.

US flexible MBA programs gained traction despite declines in domestic demand for professional MBA programs

This year, slightly more than half of flexible MBA programs─ which allow their students to change between full-time and part-time status throughout their time in the program─ reported application volume growth. In addition, women accounted for 44 percent of flexible MBA applicants, which is higher than any other US MBA program type. At the same time, most professional MBA programs in the US received fewer applications this year, including online MBA (76% of programs), part-time MBA (75%), and executive MBA (67%). In fact, US online MBA programs saw a second consecutive year of application declines after a 2020 pandemic boom.

“With the job market being white hot and the Great Resignation reducing the total workforce, it is no surprise that programs offering the most flexibility were the most attractive to working professionals, especially women,” said Maite Salazar, chief marketing officer at GMAC.

About GMAC

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is a mission-driven association of leading graduate business schools worldwide. GMAC provides world-class research, industry conferences, recruiting tools, and assessments for the graduate management education industry, as well as resources, events, and services that help guide candidates through their higher education journey. Owned and administered by GMAC, the Graduate Management Admission Test™ (GMAT™) exam is the most widely used graduate business school assessment.

More than 12 million prospective students a year trust GMAC’s websites, including mba.com, to learn about MBA and business master’s programs, connect with schools around the world, prepare and register for exams and get advice on successfully applying to MBA and business master’s programs. BusinessBecause and The MBA Tour are subsidiaries of GMAC, a global organization with offices in China, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

To learn more about our work, please visit www.gmac.com

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Pakistan condoles over loss of lives in terrorist attack in Shiraz

Pakistan has expressed deep condolence over the loss of precious lives and injuries sustained in the dastardly terrorist attack at a religious shrine in Iranian city of Shiraz.In a statement, the Foreign Office Spokesperson expressed solidarity with th…

Pakistan has expressed deep condolence over the loss of precious lives and injuries sustained in the dastardly terrorist attack at a religious shrine in Iranian city of Shiraz.

In a statement, the Foreign Office Spokesperson expressed solidarity with the Iranian people in this hour of grief and express profound sympathies to the families of deceased.

The spokesperson prayed for the swift recovery of those injured saying Pakistan strongly condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Minister for Education presents cheque to PM for flood victims

Minister for Education Rana Tanveer Hussain called on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Islamabad on Thursday and presented him a cheque of 53.1 million rupees on behalf of his ministry for the relief and rehabilitation of flood-affected people.They als…

Minister for Education Rana Tanveer Hussain called on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Islamabad on Thursday and presented him a cheque of 53.1 million rupees on behalf of his ministry for the relief and rehabilitation of flood-affected people.

They also discussed current political situation of the country.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Kashmiris on both sides of LoC, world over observing Black Day today

Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and world over are observing Black Day on Thursday to convey a strong message to the world that they reject illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir by India.The day will be marked by a complete shutdown an…

Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and world over are observing Black Day on Thursday to convey a strong message to the world that they reject illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir by India.

The day will be marked by a complete shutdown and civil curfew by the people in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Protest marches, rallies and seminars will be held in Pakistan and abroad to condemn the invasion of the territory by Indian Army on 27th October, 1947 as well as revocation of special status of occupied Kashmir on August 5, 2019.

Source: Radio Pakistan