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Updates to the Fulbright New Zealand website description now mention New Zealand artists

February 21st, 2013 No comments

Since we last visited the Fulbright New Zealand website  around Feb 2011, there has been a change in its description.  The text has been enhanced to include the following:

We offer scholarships for New Zealand and American graduate students, academics, artists and professionals to study, research, teach or present their work in each otherâ’s countries

What caught our attention is the inclusion of not only academics and professionals, but also artists that can now participate in this exchange.

Here’s an example of one such scholarship, it is called the Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award and its description says that it is directed toward a New Zealand artist (or academic or professional) to provide lectures and conduct research at a US institution in the field of indigenous development.

In order to view this or other such opportunities, you need to select the tab called ‘The Awards’ from the main Fullbright New Zealand website and then choose ‘Awards for New Zealand Academics, Artists, and Professionals’ section on the left.

We are pleased to see this long-standing scholarship program becoming bilateral and diverse and would hope to see it being enhanced this way in the many countries where it is being offered.

Additional References

Updated list of countries where Fulbright is being offered

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Online service of the week: Servicemag, a Rwandan magazine about customer service

February 4th, 2013 No comments

Captivating because of its unique subject matter, Servicemag also provides a key insight into Rwandan modern society.

As soon as you browse through the first pages, you become aware of the unique content as the magazine contains articles in three languages (English,French, Kinyarwanda) all smartly blended in.

To access the magazine articles, from the Servicemag website choose the ‘Features’ menu option that will take you to a table of contents by section.

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You can then choose a section, for example ‘Main Feature’ corresponds more or less to the lead story in the print edition.

Sections available in each version of The ServiceMag

Sections available in each version of The ServiceMag. The lead story is available at ‘Main Feature’

If you prefer to read it in its original layout, you can choose the ‘Issues’  menu option instead.  There will be a table with all issues to date. When you click on the left-hand side links, you get a brief description of the issue. Clicking on the cover will take you to Issuu’s reading interface.

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Clicking on the cover icon at the center of the page will open the Issuu reading interface

Because this version works using a Flash-based interface, it is more suited to people having a faster connection and a high end PC.  The website also says that the magazine is available in print locally.

At the moment all previous issues are available for reading and the magazine is published every few months since March 2010.

We would really like some day to see the magazine concept to be exported to other countries (maybe in the form of a franchise) as it is a subject that has little coverage and would have a sizable audience.