Reforming higher education to increase Mongolia’s competitiveness
There are more than 130 thousand students acquiring higher education in over 97 institutes in Mongolia. However, there is a number of existing problems in the higher education subsector, leading to low competitiveness and employment rates among university graduates. To increase the number of Mongolia’s globally competitive higher education graduates responsive to labor market demands, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, and Sports (MECSS) is realizing the Higher Education Reform Project (HERP) in 2012-2019, with financial assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The total fund of the project is USD 20 million, 10 percent of which is contributed by the Government of Mongolia. The project outcome will be an improved, well-managed, equitable higher education system.
Mongolia – EU – ILO project on labor launched
The International Labor Organization (ILO), government agencies, Mongolian Employers’ Federation (MONEF), Confederation of Mongolian Trade Unions (CMTU) and labour right advocates gathered on May 22 to discuss their joint action on forced labour, child labour and trafficking in persons for labour exploitation.
President delivers speech at Mongolia Economic Forum
President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga addressed the General Session of Mongolia Economic Forum on Day 2.
Mongolian peacekeepers rescue civilians in South Sudan
Mongolian peacekeepers serving in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) rescued 5 women after they were abducted by armed militants earlier this month.
Ambassador G.Batsukh opens solo photography exhibition
Amateur photographer G.Batsukh, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, has opened his second solo photography exhibition at the Blue Mon art gallery.
Mongolia attends international forum on nuclear energy
Mongolian delegation attended the 10th Anniversary International forum ATOMEXPO 2018, which took place in Sochi, Russia on May 14-16.
Singer B.Sarantuya to perform in Kazakhstan
State Honored Artist, Singer of the 20th Century of Mongolia B.Sarantuya will stage a solo concert themed ‘I am Happy’ in Almaty city of Kazakhstan.
Children’s Hospital to be built in Bayankhongor within this year
A 50-bed Children’s Hospital will be built under the Central Hospital of Bayankhongor aimag to increase children’s access to healthcare.
IMF staff team working in Mongolia
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is conducting the fourth review of the Extended Fund Facility Program being realized in Mongolia.
Mongolians studying abroad meet in Moscow
Mongolians studying abroad held their annual forum in Moscow on May 7, under the theme ‘Education, Scholarship, Career and Start-up’.
Discussion on Fourth Industrial Revolution held
The Mongolian Academy of Sciences held a scientific and practical conference on May 7, where scientists discussed Mongolia’s readiness for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Nalaikh district challenged by instability of thermal power plant
The most pressing issues in Nalaikh district are lack of heat supply and apartment re-planning, according to its Governor Ch.Radnaabazar, who reported these issues during a meeting of the managerial staff of the capital city administration.
Livestock birthing at 52.1 percent
More than 14 million or 52.1 percent of total dams have delivered offspring on the national level.
From Canada to Mongolia: self-funded project assists young doctors
When Dr. Hugh M.Parsons first came to Mongolia in 2014, he was simply seeking adventure. It was a birthday trip taken with his wife and a couple friends in the Naadam season. “I have traveled quite a bit over the years. When I came to Mongolia, I liked the smell of the air and the land. I had come to a land of the horse like it was meant to be. I felt a close bond with Mongolia,” he recalled his first visit to the Land of the Blue Sky, which then laid the foundation of a life-long relationship with Mongolia. Dr. Hugh M.Parsons is a Canadian vitreo-retinal specialist, currently positioned as Associate Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology of the British University of Columbia, Chief of Surgery at the Surrey Memorial Hospital and Program Coordinator at the Laurel Foundation. Throughout his career, he has performed about 15 thousand eye surgeries.
May 19 is a car-free day
The capital city will observe a car-free day on May 19, when the annual Ulaanbaatar Marathon sporting event is also expected.
Conference on mining water and environment held
A scientific and practical conference themed ‘Mining Water and Environment’ took place on May 4 at the library of the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST).
Foreign Minister meets outgoing Ambassador of ROK
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea (ROK) to Mongolia U Sung has completed his mission.
Ambassador to Cuba participates in international tourism fair
Ts.Batbayar, Ambassador of Mongolia to the Republic of Cuba, and the staff of the Embassy of Mongolia in Havana participated in the opening ceremony of the “FitCuba XXXVIII” International Tourism Fair, which took place on May 2-5, 2018.
David Sproule: Mongolia is a gem that is yet to be fully explored
“Coming to Mongolia felt like going home,” said David Sproule, Ambassador of Canada to Mongolia, as he recalled his arrival in Mongolia in September, 2017. He sat with the Mongol Messenger on a spring morning to discuss Mongolia-Canada relations, which turn 45 this year. “I was raised in a province in Canada, which has a very similar climate as Mongolia. We have long winters, very warm summers and a dry climate. If I may say, my province and Mongolia also have very similar geographic characteristics – wide grazing land on which we mostly have farms, taiga, woodlands and mountains, as well as demographic similarity in the form of a small population,” he added.
Yolanda Fernandez Lommen: Current ADB Country Partnership Strategy for Mongolia is the largest allocation of ADB funding since we started operations in the country