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Education & Employment news & information for Madrid region/province

Spain goes back to school...even the Royal sisters
Education/Work Wed, Sep 11, 2019

Spain goes back to school...even the Royal sisters

CHILDREN, teens and young adults across Spain have been going back to school and college this week, and parents digging deep in their pockets to find the cash for textbooks and notebooks – which pupils are required to...

Amazon in Madrid seeks 200 new software development staff
Education/Work Tue, Jul 9, 2019

Amazon in Madrid seeks 200 new software development staff

ONLINE retail giant Amazon needs 200 new employees for its Kindle technological development team in Madrid. Spain is now only the third country on earth with a centre for developing reading technology for Amazon, along...

'Politicians' university' in 'fake' master's scam: Underqualified Italians registered to practise law
Education/Work Fri, Sep 21, 2018

'Politicians' university' in 'fake'...

AN ONGOING saga of 'dodgy diplomas' affecting Madrid's Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC) has taken another, more sinister twist: hot on the heels of two MPs' resignations over master's degrees being...

Amazon faces 'biggest strike in Europe' this week
Education/Work Tue, Mar 20, 2018

Amazon faces 'biggest strike in Europe' this week

ONLINE retail giant Amazon is facing its first possible strike in Spain and what will be the company's largest in Europe to date. The store, which started out life as an internet-based book, record and video shop...

Free school textbooks for all Madrid pupils from 2018
Education/Work Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Free school textbooks for all Madrid pupils from 2018

SCHOOL textbooks will be free of charge for all pupils up to fifth form inclusive from September next year in a pioneering move by the regional government. Parents all over the country spend between €200 and €300...

Headmaster who likened gender equality law to 'terrorism' fined €1,000
Education/Work Fri, Dec 23, 2016

Headmaster who likened gender equality law to...

A PRIMARY school headmaster in Madrid has been fined €1,000 for likening a regional law clamping down on gender-related discrimination to terrorism. Carlos Izquierdo, head teacher at the Juan Pablo II school in the...

Madrid schools to teach 'history of terrorism' as core subject, 'lest we forget'
Education/Work Thu, Oct 6, 2016

Madrid schools to teach 'history of terrorism' as...

SCHOOLS in the Greater Madrid region will teach the subject 'history of terrorism' as part of its core curriculum from next year at the latest, according to spokesman and justice minister Ángel Garrido. The...

Jobseekers in Madrid to train as 'community mediators'
Education/Work Sun, Aug 28, 2016

Jobseekers in Madrid to train as 'community...

MADRID'S left-wing mayoress Manuela Carmena (pictured) plans to train unemployed residents as 'neighbourhood mediators' to help arbitrate informally in hedge wars and other disputes. A move which has been...

Students launch campaign against unpaid work experience
Education/Work Sun, May 22, 2016

Students launch campaign against unpaid work experience

STUDENTS at a Madrid university have started a nationwide campaign against the practice of being forced to undertake work experience as part of their training – completely unpaid. “It’s shameful how, in Spain,...

Pac-Man statue becomes university mascot
Education/Work Sun, Dec 21, 2014

Pac-Man statue becomes university mascot

VIDEO game icon Pac-Man has been named 'student of honour' at a Madrid university and a statute of the yellow 'gobbling head' has been unveiled on campus. In recognition of Pac-Man's longevity – he...

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