Survey Projects Demand for Business School Graduates to Rebound in Post-Pandemic Era

9 in 10 corporate recruiters bullish on MBA hiring and salary premium fueled by technology sector growth

RESTON, Va., June 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Graduate Management Admission Council™ (GMAC™), a global association of leading graduate business schools, today released its annual 2021 Corporate Recruiters Survey. The report found that corporate recruiters project a robust demand for business school graduates, with nine in ten of them expecting it to increase or remain stable in the next five years. In addition, a higher proportion of recruiters in 2021 (37%) expect the demand to increase than that in the previous year (30%), with more than half of the European recruiters (54%) sharing such a view compared to their Asian (32%) and American (34%) counterparts.

“In a little more than a decade, the proportion of surveyed recruiters planning to hire MBA graduates has grown significantly, a trend especially notable in Europe, where the percentage jumped from 44 percent in 2010 to nearly twice as much (86%) in 2021, and in the United States, where it grew from 56 percent to 94 percent, a 68 percent increase,” said Sangeet Chowfla, president and CEO of GMAC. “As corporations recover from the pandemic and rebuild their workforces, it is no surprise that business school graduates ― with their leadership and managerial skills in high demand ― are specially strengthened in their value proposition as an employee and uniquely positioned to meet today’s economic challenges.”

Key Findings

MBA salary and hiring are expected to return to pre-pandemic levels

In 2020, the projected MBA median salary reached an all-time high of $115,000 before COVID-19 severely disrupted the global economy and caused it to drop down to $105,000 three months into the pandemic. However, the median MBA salary for 2021 is projected to recover to its pre-pandemic 2020 level of $115,000. At this rate, the median salary of MBA graduates is 77 percent more than those with a bachelor’s degree ($65,000) and 53 percent higher as compared to those hired directly from industry ($75,000). This salary premium shows that investing in an MBA credential continues to pay off over the time, helping an MBA graduate earn $3 million more in his or her lifetime than someone holding only a bachelor’s degree. GMAC’s own offers a helpful tool to calculate the return of investment (ROI) for business school graduates.

Before the pandemic, 92 percent of recruiters indicated they were planning to hire MBA graduates in 2020. However, the disruptions caused by COVID-19 adversely affected those plans, and hence the actual hiring of MBA graduates (80%) was lower than 2020 projections. Looking ahead, the proportion of recruiters planning to hire MBAs in 2021 (91%) returns to the same level as pre-pandemic 2020 (92%). The MBA hiring projections exhibit strength across key regions and industries. Specifically, 95 percent of the recruiters in the consulting sector, an industry in most demand by MBA graduates, are projecting to hire them—a reversal from the 2020 actual hiring of 76%.

Technology sector embraces MBA graduates for hiring and promotion

According to survey respondents, demand for MBA graduates by the technology industry is anticipated to increase by 10 percentage points in 2021 compared to pre-pandemic 2020. In fact, with 96 percent of tech recruiters projecting to hire MBA graduates in 2021, the demand for MBA talents tops the previous three years. The data also show that two in three (68%) recruiters in the technology sector agree that leaders in their organizations tend to have a graduate business school education—an increase of 11 percentage points from 2020 (57%).

“Technology companies are placing a high value on leaders who are not just technically skilled, but also have strong strategic, interpersonal, communication and decision-making skills, as well as an understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion and sustainability in their organizations – these will be critical to driving organizational growth and innovation,” said Peter Johnson, Assistant Dean of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. “These core skills represent the signature business schools are imbuing in graduates from their MBA and business master’s programs.”

Perceptions of online programs are mixed depending on region, sector

Online programs have been gaining traction in recent years. According to GMAC data, 50 more online MBA programs accepted GMAT scores in the testing year (TY) 2020 as compared to five years earlier in TY 2016. In addition, 84 percent of online MBA programs reported an increase in applications in GMAC’s 2020 Application Trends Survey.

However, when corporate recruiters were asked about their level of agreement with the statement “My organization values graduates of online and in-person programs equally,” only one-third (34%) of them agreed. In terms of industries, recruiters from the finance and accounting industry (41%) are more likely to view graduates of online programs as equal to their on-campus peers, compared to their recruiting counterparts in consulting (25%) or technology (28%). As online programs are clearly a fast-growing area of graduate management education, the sustainability of demand will require a higher level of acceptance by employers, particularly when GMAC’s latest candidate research suggests a similar disparity in terms of perception of online versus in-person programs.

“As business schools continue to evolve modalities and more candidates are able to access MBA and business master’s programs through online delivery, this presents the graduate management education community with an opportunity to align expectations and outcomes for graduates and corporate recruiters,” said Chowfla.

About the Survey

GMAC has been conducting the Corporate Recruiter Survey on behalf of the graduate management education community since 2001. This year’s survey, administered in partnership with the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance (MBA CSEA), and career services offices at participating graduate business schools worldwide, received 529 responses between February 25 – March 31, 2021. More details of the full report, and other research series produced by GMAC, are available on

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The Graduate Management Admission Council™ (GMAC™) is a mission-driven association of leading graduate business schools worldwide. Founded in 1953, GMAC creates solutions and experiences that enable business schools and candidates to better discover, evaluate, and connect with each other.

GMAC provides world-class research, industry conferences, recruiting tools, and assessments for the graduate management education industry, as well as tools, 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.

GMAC also owns and administers the NMAT by GMAC™ (NMAT™) exam and the Executive Assessment (EA). More than 7 million candidates on their business master’s or MBA journey visited GMAC’s last year to explore business school options, prepare and register for exams, and get advice on the admissions process. BusinessBecause and The MBA Tour are subsidiaries of GMAC, a global organization with offices in China, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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La Fondation Gates s’engage à allouer 2,1 milliards de dollars pour faire avancer l’égalité des sexes dans le monde entier

Les engagements pris lors du Forum Génération Égalité feront progresser l’indépendance économique des femmes, renforceront la santé et le planning familial et accéléreront la présence des femmes aux postes de direction, car les femmes souffrent de manière disproportionnée de la pandémie.

PARIS, 30 juin 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Dans le cadre du Forum Génération Egalité organisé par l’ONU Femmes et co-organisé par les gouvernements du Mexique et de la France, la Fondation Bill & Melinda Gates a annoncé aujourd’hui un engagement de 2,1 milliards de dollars au cours des cinq prochaines années pour faire progresser l’indépendance économique des femmes, renforcer la santé et le planning familial des femmes et des filles et promouvoir les fonctions de leadership des femmes.

Le forum, qui se déroulera à Paris du 30 juin au 2 juillet 2021, rassemblera des gouvernements, le secteur privé et des partenaires de la société civile pour s’engager sur des actions spécifiques et annoncer des engagements financiers, politiques et de programmes qui permettront d’accélérer l’égalité des sexes et feront progresser les droits des femmes. Jamais depuis la quatrième conférence mondiale sur les femmes en 1995, où 47 000 participants et militants s’étaient rendus à Pékin, le monde ne s’est réuni pour prendre des mesures ambitieuses qui auront un impact considérable pour les femmes et les filles.

« Le monde se bat pour l’égalité des sexes depuis des décennies mais les progrès sont lents. C’est maintenant l’occasion de relancer un mouvement et d’apporter un réel changement », a déclaré Melinda French Gates, coprésidente de la Fondation Gates. « La beauté de notre combat pour l’égalité des sexes est que chaque être humain en tirera profit. Nous devons saisir ce moment pour bâtir un avenir meilleur et plus égalitaire. »

Le forum se déroule à un moment critique. Bien que nous ayons constaté des progrès au cours du dernier quart de siècle, nulle part au monde les femmes ne sont sur un pied d’égalité avec les hommes. Des vagues d’opposition aux droits des femmes ont émergé et des obstacles structurels à l’égalité des sexes et à la santé des femmes existent toujours.

L’engagement de 2,1 milliards de dollars de la Fondation au cours des cinq prochaines années fera progresser les activités dans trois domaines : l’indépendance économique, la santé et le planning familial et l’accélération de l’accession des femmes à des postes à responsabilité. Le financement comprend :

  • Indépendance économique : 650 millions de dollars sur cinq ans :  ce financement, qui s’inscrit dans le prolongement des travaux actuels de la Fondation sur l’indépendance économique des femmes, soutiendra les collectifs d’indépendance des femmes, renforcera l’économie des soins, améliorera l’inclusion financière des femmes et réduira les obstacles au travail rémunéré.
  • Planification familiale et santé : 1,4 milliard de dollars sur cinq ans :  cette somme réaffirme et élargit l’engagement de la fondation en faveur du planning familial et de la santé des femmes, en mettant l’accent sur l’augmentation des options et de l’accès aux contraceptifs et le soutien à un réseau de partenaires du planning familial, notamment le Partenariat pour l’approvisionnement en fournitures du FNUAP, le Planning familial 2030, le Mécanisme de financement mondial et la nouvelle initiative Shaping Equitable Market Access for Reproductive Health.
  • Accélération du leadership des femmes :  100 millions de dollars sur cinq ans / 230 millions de dollars sur 10 ans : il s’agit d’un tout nouvel engagement financier visant à accélérer l’inclusion des femmes dans les rôles de direction, principalement dans les domaines de la santé, du droit et de l’économie. Il comprend une contribution à un nouveau fonds mis en place par Co-Impact qui vise à démanteler les obstacles systémiques à l’égalité des sexes et au leadership des femmes et des filles dans le monde.

« L’égalité des sexes doit être au cœur des efforts mondiaux visant à réaliser des progrès vers les Objectifs de développement durable », a déclaré Bill Gates, coprésident de la Fondation Gates. « La priorité accordée à l’égalité des sexes n’est pas seulement la bonne chose à faire, elle est essentielle pour lutter contre la pauvreté et les maladies évitables. Le Forum Génération Égalité est une occasion de tenir les dirigeants responsables afin que nous puissions nous assurer que tout le monde, partout, ait la possibilité de vivre une vie saine et productive. »

Aujourd’hui, la Fondation Gates a également publié de nouvelles données qui montrent que les inégalités causées par la pandémie augmentent à un rythme alarmant, en raison des perturbations des services de santé pour les femmes, des pertes d’emplois dans les secteurs où les femmes sont sur-représentées et une forte augmentation des besoins en matière de soins et d’autres tâches non rémunérées. « Les répercussions de la pandémie ont contribué à priver les femmes et les jeunes filles de leurs chances de réussite », a déclaré French Gates

Selon l’Organisation internationale du Travail :

  • Le chômage des femmes a augmenté de 9 millions en 2020 par rapport à 2019 et devrait encore augmenter de 2 millions en 2021. Cette tendance n’est pas observée chez les hommes, qui devraient voir le chômage revenir à son niveau pré-pandémique en 2021.
  • En 2021, le nombre total d’emplois féminins dans le monde devrait rester de 13 millions inférieur à son niveau de 2019. En revanche, le nombre total d’emplois masculin devrait lui revenir à un niveau proche de celui de 2019, exacerbant ainsi les inégalités existantes au sein de la population active.

De nouvelles données d’Eurasia Group soulignent également que les politiques d’égalité entre les sexes peuvent alimenter la reprise économique mondiale à la suite de la pandémie de COVID-19 :

  • En donnant accès aux services de garde d’enfants aux femmes du monde entier qui en sont actuellement dépourvues, on pourrait générer jusqu’à 3 billions de dollars de PIB supplémentaires chaque année en leur permettant d’intégrer la population active.
  • La mise en place de programmes de transferts monétaires à l’échelle mondiale pourrait sortir jusqu’à 100 millions de femmes de la pauvreté absolue, définie comme le fait de vivre avec moins de 2 dollars par jour.

« Les femmes et les filles étaient déjà confrontées à des obstacles uniques à leur pleine participation à la vie sociale et économique et les dernières données montrent que la pandémie n’a fait qu’accentuer les disparités entre les sexes », a déclaré Mark Suzman, PDG de la Fondation Gates. « Chaque point de ces données représente une femme qui se bat pour un avenir meilleur et ce financement reflète notre engagement de longue date à soutenir toutes les femmes dans leur combat pour un monde plus juste et plus égalitaire. »

La fondation s’est engagée en faveur du planning familial et de la santé des femmes depuis ses débuts, il y a plus de 20 ans. Depuis près d’une décennie, elle soutient des partenaires dans le monde entier pour éliminer les obstacles structurels auxquels les femmes et les filles sont confrontées et pour faire avancer l’indépendance économique des femmes. L’égalité des sexes est au cœur des travaux de la Fondation et la Division de l’égalité des sexes vise à accélérer les progrès vers un monde plus égalitaire.

À propos de la Fondation Bill & Melinda Gates

Guidée par la conviction que chaque vie a une valeur égale, la Fondation Bill & Melinda Gates s’efforce d’aider tous les individus à mener une vie saine et productive. Dans les pays en développement, elle vise à améliorer la santé des populations et à leur donner la possibilité de se sortir de la faim et de l’extrême pauvreté. Aux États-Unis, elle cherche à faire en sorte que tous les individus, en particulier ceux qui ont le moins de ressources, aient accès aux opportunités dont ils ont besoin pour réussir à l’école et dans la vie. Basée à Seattle, Washington, la fondation est dirigée par le PDG Mark Suzman, sous la direction de Bill Gates et Melinda French Gates.

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Gates Foundation Commits $2.1 Billion to Advance Gender Equality Globally

Commitments at the Generation Equality Forum will advance women’s economic empowerment, strengthen health and family planning, and accelerate women in leadership as women suffer disproportionately from the pandemic  

PARIS, June 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As part of the Generation Equality Forum convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a commitment of $2.1 billion over the next five years to advance women’s economic empowerment, strengthen women and girls’ health and family planning, and accelerate women’s leadership.

The forum takes place in Paris from June 30 to July 2, 2021, bringing together governments, the private sector, and civil society partners to commit to specific actions and announce financial, political, and programmatic commitments that will accelerate gender equality and advance women’s rights. Not since the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995, when 47,000 participants and activists traveled to Beijing, has the world come together to take ambitious action that will have a transformational impact for women and girls.

“The world has been fighting for gender equality for decades, but progress has been slow. Now is the chance to reignite a movement and deliver real change,” said Melinda French Gates, co-chair of the Gates Foundation. “The beauty of our fight for gender equality is that every human being will gain from it. We must seize this moment to build a better, more equal future.”  

The forum takes place at a critical inflection point. While we have seen progress over the past quarter century, nowhere on Earth are women on equal footing with men. Waves of opposition to women’s rights have emerged, and structural barriers to gender equality and women’s health still exist.

The foundation’s $2.1 billion commitment over the next five years will advance activity in three areas: economic empowerment, health and family planning, and accelerating women in leadership. Funding includes:

  • Economic Empowerment: $650 million over five years: An expansion of the foundation’s existing work on women’s economic empowerment, this funding will support women’s empowerment collectives, strengthen the care economy, improve women’s financial inclusion, and reduce barriers to paid work.
  • Family Planning and Health: $1.4 billion over five years: This reaffirms and expands the foundation’s commitment to family planning and women’s health, with a focus on increasing options and access to contraceptives and support for a network of family planning partners, including UNFPA Supplies Partnership, Family Planning 2030, the Global Financing Facility, and the new Shaping Equitable Market Access for Reproductive Health initiative.
  • Accelerating Women in Leadership: $100 million over five years / $230 million over 10 years: This is an all-new funding commitment to accelerate women’s inclusion in leadership roles, primarily in health, law, and economics. It includes a contribution to a new fund by Co-Impact that aims to dismantle systemic barriers to gender equality and women and girls’ leadership around the world.

“Gender equality must be at the center of the world’s efforts to make progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Bill Gates, co-chair of the Gates Foundation. “Prioritizing gender equality is not only the right thing to do, it is essential to fighting poverty and preventable disease. The Generation Equality Forum is an opportunity to hold leaders accountable so that we can ensure that all people, everywhere, have the opportunity to live healthy, productive lives.”

Today, the Gates Foundation also released new data that show pandemic-driven inequality is growing at an alarming pace, driven by disruptions to women’s health services, job losses in sectors where women are overrepresented, and a sharp increase in caregiving needs and other unpaid work. “Ripple effects of the pandemic have conspired to rob women and girls of opportunity,” said French Gates.

According to the International Labour Organization:

  • Unemployment for women rose by 9 million in 2020 compared to 2019 and is projected to increase another 2 million in 2021. This pattern is not true for men, who are projected to see unemployment decrease in 2021.
  • Total global female employment in 2021 is expected to remain 13 million below its 2019 level. By contrast, total male employment is expected to return to close to its 2019 level, exacerbating existing inequalities in the workforce.

New data by Eurasia Group also highlight that gender-equal policies can fuel the global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Providing access to childcare for women around the world who currently lack it could deliver up to $3 trillion of additional GDP each year by enabling them to participate in the labor force.
  • Instituting cash transfer programs globally could lift up to 100 million women out of absolute poverty, which is defined as living on less than $2 per day.

“Women and girls already faced unique barriers to their full participation in social and economic life, and the latest data show that the pandemic has only sharpened gender disparities,” said Mark Suzman, CEO of the Gates Foundation. “Each data point represents a woman fighting for a better future, and this funding reflects our longstanding commitment to support all women in their fight for a fairer and more equal world.”

The foundation has been committed to family planning and women’s health since it began more than 20 years ago. For almost a decade, it has been supporting partners around the world to break down structural barriers that women and girls face and to advance women’s economic empowerment. Gender equality is core to the foundation’s work, and the Gender Equality division is focused on accelerating progress toward a more gender-equal world.

About the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Mark Suzman, under the direction of Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates.


Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group da Nikkiso Anuncia a Criação do Clean Energy & Industrial Gases (SEA) Sdn da Nikkiso. Bhd na Malásia

TEMECULA, Califórnia, June 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — O Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (Grupo), subsidiária da Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japão), tem o orgulho de anunciar a criação da Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases (SEA) Sdn. Bhd. em 1 de julho de 2021. A nova empresa é a união das nossas duas unidades na Malásia: Cryogenic Industries e Cryoquip em uma nova instalação conjunta.

Esta fusão representa mais um passo na estratégia geral de crescimento corporativo do Grupo, enfatizando sua capacidade de fornecer suporte global e regional para vendas e serviços. A mudança de nome enfatiza o apoio e a força de todo o Grupo; Clean Energy (Energia Limpa) é a base do crescimento e Industrial Gases (Gases Industriais) a base principal.

A nova e maior instalação fornece uma forte estrutura de suporte para o crescimento futuro. Idealmente estabelecida na região para apoiar seus principais clientes e fornecer um foco adicional em energia limpa, a instalação de 56.400 pés quadrados tem o dobro do tamanho do seu centro anterior. Ela possui uma capacidade melhorada para fluxo de carga e fabricação de vaporizadores, linhas de vácuo, fabricação e montagem de skids de processo, trabalho de reforma, bem como peças e serviços de bombas. Além disso, oferece oportunidades de compartilhamento de recursos com outras empresas do grupo Nikkiso (apoiando a Nikkiso Cryo ou para fabricação de skids LEWA SEA e/ou Geveke Malaysia).

De acordo com Tim Born, Vice-Presidente da Nikkiso CE&IG para o Sudeste Asiático e Oceania:

“Esta nova instalação irá fornecer um local único para equipamento, instalações e serviços do processo criogênico do Nikkiso CE&IG Group. A fusão das nossas duas unidades na Malásia e a disposição de expandir nossas instalações e capacidade é um exemplo do compromisso do nosso Grupo com essa região. Nossa nova instalação irá fornecer suporte local oportuno para nossa gama completa de produtos e serviços, e estamos prontos para trabalhar em conjunto com nossos clientes e nossa talentosa equipe local da Nikkiso CE&IG para fornecer os produtos e serviços que esta região em crescimento precisa.”

A Nikkiso CE&IG (SEA) é responsável pelos negócios no Sudeste Asiático, especificamente Malásia, Cingapura, Tailândia, Indonésia, Filipinas, Miamar, Vietnã, Brunei, Laos e Camboja, bem como Taiwan, Bangladesh e Paquistão, e presta apoio ao Oriente Médio, Índia, África e Austrália.

Informações de Contato:

Nikkiso Clean Energy e Industrial Gases (SEA) Sdn. Bhd. 199601016333
(ex-Cryoquip Sdn. Bhd. 388684-P)
Lot 862, Jalan Subang 8, Taman Perindustrian Subang
47600 Subang, Selangor, Malaysia

Tel.: +60 3 8081 8330
Fax: +60 3 8081 8360
Email: Website:

A Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (agora membro da Nikkiso Co., Ltd.) fabrica equipamentos de processamento de gás criogênico projetados e plantas de processo de pequena escala para as indústrias de gás natural liquefeito (GNL), serviços de poços e gás industrial. Fundada há mais de 50 anos, a Cryogenic Industries é a empresa controladora da ACD, Cosmodyne e Cryoquip e de um grupo comumente controlado de aproximadamente 20 entidades operacionais.

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Le groupe Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases annonce la formation de Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases (SEA) Sdn. Bhd en Malaisie

TEMECULA, Californie (États-Unis), 29 juin 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (ci-après le « Groupe »), filiale de Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japon), a le plaisir d’annoncer la création de la société Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases (SEA) Sdn. Bhd. à compter du 1er juillet 2021. Cette société représente le regroupement de nos deux unités commerciales malaisiennes, Cryogenic Industries et Cryoquip, au sein d’un nouveau site commun.

Cette fusion représente un nouveau pas en avant dans la stratégie de croissance globale interne du groupe, en soulignant sa capacité à assurer une prise en charge à la fois au niveau mondial et régional de ses ventes et services. Le changement de dénomination commerciale entend mettre l’accent sur le soutien et la puissance du groupe étendu, dont l’énergie propre est le moteur de croissance et les gaz industriels le fondement principal.

Le nouveau site, d’une superficie plus grande, fournit une structure de soutien solide pour la croissance future. Idéalement situé dans la région pour servir la clientèle stratégique du groupe et renforcer l’accent mis sur l’énergie propre, le site de 5 200 mètres carrés est deux fois plus étendu que le centre précédent. Il dispose d’une capacité de flux de chargement et de fabrication améliorée pour les évaporateurs, les circuits de vide, la fabrication et l’assemblage de systèmes de traitement sur patin, les travaux de rénovation, ainsi que les pièces de rechange et l’entretien des pompes. En outre, il offre la possibilité de partager les ressources avec d’autres sociétés du groupe Nikkiso (en soutien à Nikkiso Cryo ou pour la fabrication de patins LEWA SEA et/ou Geveke Malaysia).

Tim Born, vice-président de Nikkiso CE&IG pour l’Asie du Sud-Est et l’Océanie, a déclaré :

« Ce nouveau site constituera un guichet unique pour l’équipement, les installations et les services de traitement cryogénique du groupe Nikkiso CE&IG. La fusion de nos deux activités en Malaisie et la volonté d’étendre nos installations et nos capacités soulignent l’engagement de notre groupe dans cette région. Notre nouveau site fournira un soutien local en temps opportun pour notre gamme complète de produits et de services, et je me réjouis de travailler avec nos clients et notre talentueuse équipe locale chez Nikkiso CE&IG pour fournir les produits et les services dont a besoin cette région en pleine croissance ».

Nikkiso CE&IG (SEA) est responsable de l’activité en Asie du Sud-Est, région qui comprend la Malaisie, Singapour, la Thaïlande, l’Indonésie, les Philippines, Myanmar, le Vietnam, Brunei, le Laos et le Cambodge, ainsi que Taïwan, le Bangladesh et le Pakistan, tout en assurant un appui au Moyen-Orient, en Inde, en Afrique et en Australie.

Contact :

Nikkiso Clean Energy and Industrial Gases (SEA) Sdn. Bhd. 199601016333
(anciennement dénommée Cryoquip Sdn. Bhd. 388684-P)
Lot 862, Jalan Subang 8, Taman Perindustrian Subang
47600 Subang, Selangor, Malaisie

Tél. : +60 3 8081 8330
Fax : +60 3 8081 8360
E-mail : Site Web

Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (aujourd’hui membre de Nikkiso Co., Ltd) et ses entreprises membres fabriquent des équipements et petites usines de traitement du gaz cryogénique pour les secteurs du gaz naturel liquéfié (GNL), des services d’entretien de puits et du gaz industriel. Fondée il y a plus de 50 ans, Cryogenic Industries est la société mère d’ACD, de Cosmodyne et de Cryoquip, ainsi qu’un groupe administré en commun comptant une vingtaine d’entités opérationnelles.

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La suite de The Globe and Mail remporte un Digiday Media Award

Digiday décerne le prix de la meilleure plateforme d’éditeurs à, une suite d’outils d’automatisation, d’optimisation et de prévision basés sur l’intelligence artificielle et développés par The Globe and Mail

TORONTO, 29 juin 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —, le moteur d’automatisation et de prévision basé sur l’intelligence artificielle de The Globe and Mail, a remporté le prix Digiday Media 2021 dans la catégorie « Meilleure plateforme d’éditeurs », un prix qui récompense la technologie la plus efficace pour aider les éditeurs à atteindre leurs objectifs.

« L’intelligence artificielle est une technologie essentielle pour aider les éditeurs à ajouter une valeur authentique aux articles, car elle permet de mesurer leur succès par des moyens autres que le nombre de pages consultées et la viralité. Par exemple, Sophi est en mesure de fournir des données sur l’impact de chaque article de The Globe and Mail sur la rétention des abonnés ainsi que leur acquisition, leur potentiel d’inscription et les retombées publicitaires. En outre, pour déployer efficacement l’apprentissage automatique, environ 10 % des effectifs de The Globe and Mail sont désormais des experts de la science et de l’ingénierie des données, recrutés pour développer Sophi et faire progresser davantage encore la stratégie », selon Digiday.

Ces prix récompensent les sociétés, les technologies et les campagnes qui se sont démarquées dans les médias au cours de l’année écoulée. « Cette année, la concurrence a été rude, et les programmes solides. L’innovation et les grandes idées ont élargi le terrain de jeu pour de nombreux gagnants, même au cours d’une année où les confinements ont limité les lieux et modes de travail (et de jeu) des uns et des autres », pour Digiday.

Phillip Crawley, éditeur et PDG de The Globe and Mail, a commenté ainsi cette récompense : « C’est un honneur d’avoir été choisi comme lauréat du Media Award de Digiday pour la Meilleure plateforme d’éditeurs. Nous ne sommes pas souvent face aux entreprises œuvrant dans les médias et le marketing, mais nos investissements dans Sophi ont été motivés par le fait que notre technologie peut directement stimuler la performance et la croissance économique des entreprises d’un large éventail de secteurs d’activité. »

Les autres finalistes de la catégorie « Meilleure plateforme d’éditeurs » étaient : Piano, Connatix, Insticator, Duration Media et Adapex LLC.

Sophi est un système d’intelligence artificielle qui aide les éditeurs à identifier leur contenu le plus précieux et à en tirer parti. Il possède de puissantes capacités prévisionnelles : en s’appuyant sur le traitement automatique du langage naturel, Sophi Dynamic Paywall, un moteur de péage de lecture numérique entièrement dynamique, personnalisé et en temps réel, analyse le contenu et le comportement de l’utilisateur afin de déterminer quand demander de l’argent ou une adresse e-mail à un lecteur, et quand le laisser tranquille.

Sophi Site Automation gère de manière autonome le contenu numérique pour trouver et promouvoir les articles les plus précieux. Il place 99 % de ce contenu sur toutes les pages numériques de The Globe and Mail, y compris sa page d’accueil et ses pages de section. Sophi connaît un tel succès qu’il est désormais également utilisé dans le cadre de la mise en page pour impression. Sophi est disponible pour les éditeurs du monde entier afin de permettre à leurs producteurs de contenu de se concentrer sur la création du meilleur contenu possible.

Début juin, Sophi a remporté les Global Media Awards 2021 de l’International News Media Association (INMA) dans les catégories « Meilleure solution de l’exposition en Amérique du Nord » et « Meilleure utilisation des données pour automatiser ou personnaliser ». Sophi a également remporté le Online Journalism Award (OJA) pour l’Innovation technique au service du journalisme numérique, remis par la Online News Association (ONA), ainsi que le World Digital Media Award et le North American Digital Media Award décernés par The World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) dans la catégorie « Meilleure start-up de la presse numérique ».

À propos de ( est une suite d’outils d’optimisation et de prévision basés sur l’IA qui aide les éditeurs de contenu à prendre des décisions stratégiques et tactiques importantes. Les solutions de Sophi vont de Sophi Site Automation et Sophi for Paywalls à Sophi Analytics, un système d’aide à la décision pour les éditeurs de contenu. Sophi vise à améliorer les mesures qui comptent le plus pour toute entreprise, telles que la rétention et l’acquisition d’abonnés, l’engagement, la récence, la fréquence et le volume.

Jamie Rubenovitch
Responsable marketing,
The Globe and Mail
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A Digiday premia a Melhor Plataforma de Editoras,, uma suíte de ferramentas de automação, otimização e previsão alimentadas por inteligência artificial desenvolvida pela The Globe and Mail

TORONTO, June 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —, o mecanismo de previsão e automação com base em inteligência artificial da The Globe and Mail, conquistou o prêmio de Melhor Plataforma de Editoras de 2021 da Digiday Media Award que homenageia a tecnologia de maior sucesso que ajuda as editoras a alcançarem seus objetivos.

“A IA é uma tecnologia essencial para ajudar os editores a agregar valor autêntico às histórias — estendendo sua medida de sucesso além das visualizações de página e da viralidade. Por exemplo, a Sophi fornece dados de quanto cada artigo da The Globe and Mail contribui para a retenção de assinantes, aquisição, potencial de registro e dólares de publicidade. Além disso, para implementar efetivamente o aprendizado de máquina, cerca de 10% da força de trabalho da The Globe and Mail agora são cientistas e engenheiros de dados, contratados para desenvolver e expandir ainda mais a estratégia a Sophi”, disse Digiday.

Os prêmios homenageiam empresas, tecnologias e campanhas que se destacaram em toda a mídia no ano passado. “Este ano, a competição foi acirrada e os programas robustos. A inovação e as grandes ideias expandiram o campo de jogo para muitos dos vencedores, mesmo em um ano em que as quarentenas limitavam o local e como as pessoas podiam trabalhar — e jogar”, disse Digiday.

Phillip Crawley, Editor e CEO da The Globe and Mail, comentou: “É uma honra termos sido escolhidos como o vencedor do Digiday Media Award de Melhor Plataforma de Editoras. Nem sempre enfrentamos empresas nos setores de mídia e marketing, mas nossos investimentos na Sophi foram impulsionados pelo entendimento de que nossa tecnologia pode incentivar diretamente o desempenho e o crescimento econômico de empresas em uma grande variedade de setores.”

Os outros finalistas na categoria Melhor Plataforma de Editoras foram: Piano, Connatix, Insticator, Duration Media e Adapex LLC.

A Sophi é um sistema de inteligência artificial que ajuda os editores a identificar e aproveitar seu conteúdo mais valioso. Com recursos preditivos potentes que usam o processamento de linguagem natural, o Sophi Dynamic Paywall, é um mecanismo de paywall totalmente dinâmico, em tempo real e personalizado que analisa o conteúdo e o comportamento do usuário para determinar quando solicitar dinheiro ou um endereço de e-mail de um leitor e quando deixá-lo em paz.

Sophi Site Automation organiza autonomamente conteúdo digital para encontrar e promover os artigos mais valiosos. Ele coloca 99% do conteúdo em todas as páginas digitais da The Globe and Mail, incluindo sua página inicial e páginas de seções. A Sophi está tendo tanto sucesso que agora está sendo usada para o laydown de impressão também. A Sophi está disponível para editores em todo o mundo para permitir que seus produtores de conteúdo se concentrem na criação do melhor conteúdo possível.

No início deste mês, Sophi recebeu o Global Media Awards de 2021 da International News Media Association (Inma) de Melhor do Show na América do Norte e Melhor Uso de Dados para Automatização ou Personalização. A Sophi também foi vencedora do Online Journalism Award (OJA) por Inovação Técnica no Serviço de Jornalismo Digital, concedido pela Online News Association (ONA), e do World Digital Media Award e do North American Digital Media Award concedido pela The World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) na categoria de Melhor Start-up de Notícias Digitais.

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A ( é uma suíte de ferramentas de otimização e previsão com base em IA que ajuda os editores de conteúdo a tomar decisões estratégicas e táticas importantes. As soluções Sophi variam desde a Sophi Site Automation até Sophi for Paywalls e Sophi Analytics, um sistema de suporte à decisão para editores de conteúdo. A Sophi foi projetada para aprimorar as métricas que mais importam para qualquer empresa, como retenção e aquisição de assinantes, engajamento, recentidade, frequência e volume.

Jamie Rubenovitch
Dirigente de Marketing,
The Globe and Mail

Khomas to need 63 additional classrooms come 2022: McLeod-Katjirua

Learner enrollment in the Khomas region increased from 94 999 in 2020 to 97 176 in 2021, and if the trend continues, learner enrollment for 2022 will be around 99 411 which will require an additional 63 classrooms.

This was said by Khomas regional governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua, when she delivered her state of the region address here Wednesday.

She said the region is in pursuant of the national objectives and the mission to provide accessible, equitable and inclusive quality education for a tolerant skilled, productive and competitive nation. However, it is faced with a lack of classroom challenges its population keeps increasing every year due to people migrating from others regions for job opportunities and a better education system. However, the regional leadership is working around the clock to address the lack of classrooms.

‘There are two capital construction projects on-going, namely Havana Project Secondary School, and Dr. Abraham Iyambo Primary School in Moses Garoeb Constituency. The Havana Project Secondary School, which is in its actual construction phase stands at N.dollars 87 million. The total amount for this current phase is N.dollars 12 million. Other ongoing projects amongst others are the renovation of hostels, kitchen, water and sewer infrastructure and reticulation systems at Augustineum Secondary School in Khomasdal,’ said McLeod-Katjirua.

She added that the region received N.dollars 41 million under the COVID-19 Infrastructure Development Fund, which it plans to use for the construction of 22 ablution blocks at 22 schools and renovate two hostel blocks at Ella du Plessis High School. In addition, the region intends to construct an additional 18 pre-primary classrooms to the tune of N.dollars 6.7 million with assistance from the European Union.

The governor has also expressed her disappointment in the number of school-going girls who fell pregnant in the region during the 2020 academic year, which recorded 371 pregnancies in school going, girls.

A total of 321 were recorded from secondary schools while 26 were from Resource Schools and 24 were from primary schools.

The governor further added that the region remains committed to its objective of ensuring public safety and security in order to improve the sense of personal safety in public spaces by reducing crime rate with more than five per cent annually and change the perception of the region being a crime-prone environment, especially in Windhoek.

‘The region is also committed to achieve the clearance rate of all cases with 50 per cent annually through effective crime investigations, increasing clearance rate of cases through docket operations or docket inspections by increasing the number of investigating officers through training and strengthening relations with magistrates and prosecutors to finalise cases speedily,’ added McLeod-Katjirua.

Source: Namibia Press Agency

Local authorities fail to explain N.dollars 200 million expenditure

Four local authorities failed to furnish Auditor General (AG) Junias Kandjeke with documentary evidence of how they spent at least N.dollars 213 million.

For the better part of the past 10 years, Kandjeke gave authorities exemption on audit fees and related training to bolster their accounting capabilities.

But this exercise has yielded little positive results, as most local authorities are perennial failures in accounting for public resources.

This can be said about the Tses, Ondongwa, Okahao and Leonardville local authorities, whose reports were submitted to the National Assembly by finance minister Ipumbu Shiimi.

Topping the list is the Okahao Town Council, where Kandjeke’s team could not verify expenditure amounting to N.dollars 96.1 million between 2017 and 2018.

Its books do not reflect its true financial position. The council does not have an appropriate financial reporting framework in place, “Thus the completeness and existence of fixed assets could not be verified.”

More so, “Differences amounting to N.dollars 17.3 million (2018) and N.dollars 14 million on the depreciation charged were found between the property, plant and equipment (PPE) note and depreciation in the operating expenditure.”

In addition, for 2018, a difference of N.dollars 16.6 million was observed between the opening cost of the fixed asset register of N.dollars 62 million and the annual financial statement of N.dollars 79 million.

The council does not have a work-in-progress asset register.

The local authority also understated its provision for doubtful debt by N.dollars 10 million (2018) and N.dollars 3.7 million (2017).

With regards to the Ondangwa Town Council, the council could not explain differences amounting to N.dollars 19.4 million on PPE and cash flow statement; N.dollars 18.2 million received from customers and N.dollars 17.4 million paid to suppliers.

In fact, the council also misled the auditors, as “The auditors observed that the amount of N.dollars 6.9 million was not disclosed nor recognised as a grant under the statement of surplus or deficit for the year ended 2019. The council is recommended to ensure that supporting documents should be maintained and made available for audit purposes.”

From its nine key performance indicators sampled during the council’s 2016-2021 strategic plan, it only achieved 11 per cent.

Chief in its ambitious plan was to develop and update the service master plan to develop sewer and water, roads and electricity.

The council also planned to reduce illegal land occupants by 530, managing to reduce it by only 54.

Another target was to bring four higher learning institutions to Ondangwa. None of this was achieved.

The council also had plans to construct a state-of-the-art sporting facility, but upon completion of a feasibility study, “realised that it does not have the financial and technical” muscle to pull off “this big project alone”.

The Tses and Leonardville village councils got disclaimer and adverse audit opinions respectively.

“The auditors could not confirm the accuracy and completeness of fixed assets to the value of N.dollars 16.5 million,” Kandjeke said about Tses.

Source: Namibia Press Agency

Masilingi runs personal best in Switzerland

Namibia’s female sprinter Beatrice Masilingi ran her personal best (PB) time of 22.67 in the 200 metre race on Tuesday night at the Spitzen Leichtathletik Luzern in Switzerland.

The Namibian athlete who is currently preparing for the upcoming Olympic Games that will be held in Tokyo, Japan during the months of July and August 2021 dominated the 200-metre race where she finished in the first position.

Alexandra Burghardt of Germany came in second with 0.49 seconds behind her with a time of 23.16 seconds while another German athlete Lisa Marie Kwayie completed the top three spots with a time of 23.28 seconds.

The 18-year-old Namibian sprinter was 0.05 seconds faster than her previous PB of 22.72 seconds.

In an interview with Nampa on Wednesday coach Henk Botha said last night went fairly well.

“If you take the conditions of last night’s race it was slippery in the start but Masilingi is a strong starter even though she struggled a bit with the start. I am very happy with the end of the race because that is what we are working on for her to accelerate until the end,” said Botha.

The coach added that he is pleased with the win and the time ran by the athlete as they continue to work hard ahead of the global showpiece in July.

“We are putting this result as a part of our experience, we will not allow it to destruct our goals, we are just going to continue working hard and as far as the girls are concerned they are in a good mood and excited for Tokyo as well as for the rest of the races,” he said.

Botha also said that the most difficult challenge for a coach or manager is to keep their athletes’ mental state balanced, adding that both Masilingi and Christine Mboma are doing well.

The coach also said that Mboma will have a chance to show the Namibia nation what she can do when she competes in the 400m race in Poland on Wednesday night.

Source: Namibia Press Agency

Wages commission postpones Otjiwarongo, Swakopmund public hearings

The wages commission has announced that it will set new dates for public hearings on the proposed national minimum wage for Otjiwarongo and Swakopmund as these hearings were cancelled due to the COVID-19 regulations.

The hearings were scheduled for 18 June and 05 July respectively.

“The postponement is due to the commission being cognisant of the strict COVID-19 measures announced on 15 June 2021, increasing COVID-19 infections and the need to strictly adhere to the measures. New dates and/or methods of conducting the outstanding public hearings in Otjiwarongo and Swakopmund will be determined by the commission and communicated to the public,” the commission’s chairperson, Marius Kudumo, said in a media statement on Tuesday.

The wages commission has thus far conducted public hearings in Windhoek, Aussenkehr, Keetmanshoop, Gobabis, Katima Mulilo, Rundu, Eenhana, Oshakati and Opuwo.

The last two hearings would have been held in Otjiwarongo and Swakopmund.

The purpose of the public hearings is to afford individuals, institutions, employees, trade unions, employers, employers’ organisations and members of the public the opportunity to make oral presentations regarding matters set out in the terms and reference of the commission.

“We would also like to inform the public that the commission intends to hold a second engagement in Windhoek. The objective is to afford the individuals, trade unions, employers and employer organisations and members of the public the last opportunity to make oral presentations and for the commission to clarify matters emanating from written presentations requiring clarification. It is also to fill information gaps from both oral and written representations received thus far with a view toward contributing to informing the findings and recommendations of the commission,” Kudumo said.

He added that the deadline for written presentations on the national minimum wage and supplementary terms and conditions of employment is 30 June 2021.

Source: Namibia Press Agency

Rundu State Hospital receives two oxygen concentrators

OK Foods Supermarket and Rundu Build It donated two oxygen concentrator machines to the Rundu State Hospital on Tuesday.

The Kavango East Region recorded 220 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and 31 on Tuesday.

While handing over the donation on behalf of the two companies, OK Foods Managing Director Jose Machado said the oxygen concentrators would help save lives.

Governor of the Kavango East Region, Bonny Wakudumo, said the machines came at the right time and would help the Rundu State Hospital as it can use it for patients in critical condition.

“The region values your gesture, most importantly so because you always give and this is not the first time you have done so. Nobody even approached you but you decided to give out of your own free will,” Wakudumo said.

The governor further used the occasion to call on residents of the region to observe and adhere to COVID-19 regulations while calling on them to be vaccinated.

Regional Director of Health, Timea Ngwira, thanked the two companies, saying: “With this type of machine you can only run out of oxygen if there is a power failure at the hospital. The Rundu State Hospital uses 38 oxygen cylinders per day which when empty are filled up in Windhoek or Tsumeb,” she said.

Ngwira said the hospital currently has more than 10 patients in critical condition on oxygen machines.

She said COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the region because residents are not complying with the set regulations.

Source: Namibia Press Agency

COVID-19: NBL donates 70-bed field hospital to MoHSS

The Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) has donated a temporally 70-bed Field Hospital to the Ministry of Health and Social Services to assist accommodate more patients amid the rising cases of COVID-19 being experienced in the country.

The 1 500-meter-square facility is currently being set up at the Windhoek Central Hospital at a cost of N.dollars 1.8 million, and will provide additional beds for Namibians, in urgent need of hospitalization as both public and private hospitals have reportedly run out of bed space for COVID-19 patients.

A media statement by the Ohlthaver and List (O&L) Group on Wednesday said NBL has partnered with the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) and other private sector companies, including the O&L Group, to support the Namibian Government with the severe impact of COVID-19 and through this bring new hope to those fighting for their lives.

In the statement, NBL Managing Director, Marco Wenk said apart from inadequate bed space and capacity, hospitals around the country are currently facing exceptional challenges in terms of a shortage of equipment and medication, noting that the O&L Group, has therefore also pledged an amount of N.dollars 1 million, securing a total of 63 tons of life-saving medical oxygen machines.

The contribution by O&L, together with other donations from the private sector, will secure the urgent supply of medical oxygen to help save the lives of many Namibians, he noted.

“The spike in the COVID-19 positive cases and its ripple effects, is devastating. Our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones or are severely impacted by the pandemic… Now more than ever, we must take individual responsibility and fully adhere to the COVID-19 protocols. It will take the support and commitment of the entire nation to overcome this pandemic,’ Wenk said.

Source: Namibia Press Agency

UNAM lecture secures research grant from African Astronomical Society

University of Namibia (UNAM) physics lecturer Hambeleleni Davids has been awarded a research grant by the African Astronomical Society (AFAS), which supports research projects in astronomy conducted by postgraduate students and early career researchers based in Africa.

UNAM in a statement recently said AFAS only awarded two grants to outstanding applicants in 2021. It said Davids will graduate with a PhD in Space Physics from North-West University, Potchefstroom in August this year.

In an interview with Nampa, Davids said her love for science started in high school, where her favourite subjects were physical science and mathematics.

“I registered for a BSc in Physics at the University of Namibia in 2010. My first exposure to astrophysics was when I visited the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) site in 2012, situated near Windhoek,” she said. This prompted her to write her undergraduate thesis on H.E.S.S. data analysis.

She further added that the recognition she received through this award motivates and energises her to do more and achieve more as she begins to set herself up as a researcher.

“I think as a country we are paving the way for young ones to pursue their dreams in whatever field they desire, reaffirming the great work that is already being done to continue,” she said.

Davids also spoke about the different programmes and courses currently being offered at local institutions of higher learning for aspiring scientists.

“I wouldn’t say there is enough awareness, but it is there. It is rather a matter of how we can improve to aspire young ones in taking up careers in space physics. We as local scientists could start mentoring programmes or showcase our work more to attract interested people,” she said.

Davids said in five years she hopes to be part of an institution where she can use her skills while following her astrophysics passion.

“I am hoping to get involved in major astrophysical projects like the Cherenkov Telescope Array where UNAM is involved and the Square Kilometre Array project which is coming to Namibia,” she concluded.

Source: Namibia Press Agency

NUST launches book on Herero Genocide Survivor narratives

The Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) on Wednesday launched a documentary and book on the Herero Genocide Survivor Narratives.

The launch is a result of a three-year research project funded by NUST and the Carl Schlettwein Foundation in Switzerland during which the researchers travelled to the remote parts of the country in search of children of the survivors of the Herero genocide.

In her overview, at the launch, principal investigator and project leader Professor. Sarala Krishnamurthy said since there is a singular lack of narrative material about Herero Nama genocide from the Namibian side they embarked on a project to collect narratives of the genocide of the survivor families.

She said the research was restricted to the elders who are mostly 75-years and older and who are grandchildren and third generations of the survivors to collect the wealth of information found in the memories of the indigenous population.

She added 28 men and women were interviewed and they spoke about the Ohamakari attack and also narrated stories of survivors of the concentration camps as well as about identity, reparation and land issues.

“The Herero elders long for peace and stability because they experienced transgenerational trauma. Most of the men expressed their opinion that Germans owe them reparations and restoration of the land holdings while the women broke down when they talked about the genocide and the loss of life,” she said.

The narrative, Krishnamurthy said, will be submitted to the Basler Afrika Bibliographien in Switzerland, the National Library and Archives and to the NUST library as well as to other libraries within Namibia.

In his keynote address member of the Ovaherero and Ovambanderu genocide foundation, Mbakumua Hengari said the Herero people are still reeling from the effects of the genocide and thus is befitting that this book and documentary contains direct perspectives and narratives from the descendants of the victims of the genocide.

“This work could not have come at a more opportune time because this is the time that the descendants of the survivors of the first genocide of the 21st century are being challenged to the core by significant attempts to word whitewash this tragedy that befell our communities approximately 117 years ago,” he said.

Source: Namibia Press Agency