Permanently neutral country, English-speaking country, highly developed economy, friendly and low tax rate, young and high-quality workforce… attracting batch after batch of multinational companies to settle in Ireland, so far there are more than 1,600 Irish multinational companies, which have continued to develop in Ireland These multinational famous enterprises have attracted many top talents to gather here. Such a virtuous circle will surely promote the sustained and rapid development of the Irish economy!
Ireland’s economy is gaining momentum under the epidemic
Recently, the Central Bank of Ireland predicted that despite the pandemic sweeping the world, Ireland’s gross domestic product (GDP) may still grow by 2.5% in 2020. This is due to the continuous increase of investment by many multinational companies in Ireland, which further promotes Irish economic development. Statistics show that the Irish economy rebounded sharply in the third quarter of 2020, with GDP growth at a record 11.1%. The current fourth quarter’s accurate data has not yet been released.
The Central Bank said in its quarterly economic report: “Despite the decline in global trade, Irish exports are expected to grow by more than 4% last year. This resilience reflects the strong growth in Irish exports of pharmaceuticals, computer services and business services. Therefore, the estimated gross domestic product is estimated. Value will increase by 2.5% in 2020.” In addition, the Central Bank predicts that Ireland’s GDP may increase by 3.8% in 2021.
According to the 2020 annual report issued by the Irish Investment Development Agency, in 2020, there will be 246 foreign direct investments and more than 20,000 new jobs will be created. The number of direct employees in famous multinational companies in Ireland has increased to 257,394, accounting for the total number of employees in Ireland. 12.4%, higher than 10.7% in 2019. It can be seen that Ireland is extremely attractive to foreign investment, and foreign investment has greatly promoted the economic development of Ireland.
Transitional school year education is more favored by overseas study families
In addition to the strong development of the Irish economy, under the predicament of studying abroad in the United Kingdom and the United States, Ireland, which has become famous in recent years because of Brexit, has gradually become the goal of many Chinese families to pave the way for their children’s international education. As a developed Western European economy with good welfare, Ireland not only uses English as its mother tongue, but also provides a pure English language environment. The British education system, which is in line with the United Kingdom, can be a good springboard for British universities. At the same time, it has a unique “transition school year” (Transition The Year) system has also gained a good reputation in the field of education, and it is especially popular with families studying abroad.
In recent years, Western education has become more and more popular among Chinese families. The transition from the Chinese education system to the Western education system will inevitably require some adjustment process. Especially in the first grade of our country, as part of the high school stage, it focuses on the basic knowledge of arts and sciences. Although our education goal is quality education, under the influence of the college entrance examination, a large part of students’ attention is still concentrated on In terms of academic performance, the cultivation of innovative and practical consciousness has been neglected. These awareness of the life-long impact of students are not easy to change.
The Irish transitional school year can not only assist students from the junior high school stage of dependent learning to the high school stage of independent learning, but also provide international students with opportunities to adapt to the new education system. The transition year fits well with the idea that education is to “awaken”, cultivate children’s sense of responsibility and understanding of society, and stimulate children’s leadership qualities. It is a good practice and interpretation of elite education. Studies have shown that young people who grow up during the transitional years have more confidence in their careers and life goals, daring to speak up for the outside world to hear, distinctive personalities, and the individual’s connection with the world outside the school has been improved, and the individual’s initiative as a citizen is improved. Mobility is sublimated.
As a leader in the Western education system, Ireland has many unique features in education. Trinity College, a higher education institution, has a position in European education comparable to Oxford and Cambridge. Before immigrating to Ireland, many parents originally planned to allow their children to complete pure British education in Ireland from elementary school to high school, and then springboard to British and American universities (Immigrating to Ireland for 5 years can get an Irish passport, visa-free to the United States, free to settle in the United Kingdom and Europe 31 country). After settling in Ireland, some people also changed their minds and decided to choose Ireland as the university.