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  • There are thousands of universities in the world, and there are even more students who enter the labor market every year in search of work. How can businesses objectively identify suitable new recruits? Project Firefly, the innovative interactive platform for students, can help. One of the good things about it is that students from less prestigious universities also have a fair chance. 

    In some way it's ironic that Simon Evenett, a professor from the prestigious University of St....

  • In 2013, more than 1.4 million students sat the Entrance Examination for Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), competing for the 20,000 odd places up for grabs in various institutions (some in less prestigious NITs): The pressure can be intense, and the suicide rates in Kota, the town famed for its examination coaching industry, worth $50 million a year, reported to have been doubling year on year since 2012. Lady Shriram College in Delhi made news a few years ago by demanding a perfect...

  • Despite millions of students graduating annually from the world's universities, companies nevertheless continue to report difficulty in finding and holding on to top talent.

    Much of the industrialized world may still be in recession but there is no end in the war for talent. Companies, governments, in fact every organisation, know that having excellent employees makes a substantial difference. Hiring the right people in the first place is much better than dealing with any later...

  • University students and recent grads can have their essays reviewed anonymously by an academic panel that includes a Nobel Laureate.

    BusinessBecause interviewed Daniel Garraty, co-founder of Project Firefly,to learn more about this new independent platform launched to promote the next generation of thought leaders.

    The platform is for university students and recent graduates, and gives them an opportunity to develop their ideas on key global challenges.

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  • Switzerland, January 19, 2012

    An independent global platform was launched today to encourage university students to develop and refine their ideas on pressing societal problems. Credit Suisse, one of the world’s leading financial services providers, plus 15 leading scholars from around the globe support this merit-based independent initiative. Project Firefly is a unique combination of an innovative platform for students and graduates, scholars with worldwide...