In the majority of programs students participate in practical exercises using a combination of cutting edge remote laboratories and simulation software, to ensure they receive the requisite "hands-on" experience. This provides solid practical exposure to the key principles covered in the program and ensures students are able to put theory into practice. Through these hands-on exercises using simulation software, remote laboratories, practical based assignments and interactive discussion groups, students are able to grasp new knowledge, "take ownership of it" and apply it successfully to the real world.
Using the Most Currently Available Information. Analyzing economic freedom annually enables the Index to include the most recent information as it becomes available country by country. A data cutoff date is used so that all countries are treated fairly. As described above, the period of study for the current year’s Index considers all information as of the last day of June of the previous year (in this case, June 30, 2016). Any new legislative changes or policy actions effective after that date have no positive or negative impact on scores or