Asia Education

Postgraduate business courses to succeed in tomorrow’s economy

By Thu, Apr 17, 2014 3:32PM UTC Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University

The professional opportunities created for graduates of business studies extend far beyond the obvious careers in banking and accountancy. Increasingly, as western economies begin their recovery, entrepreneurs and investors look at other forms of business and alternatives to the profit-driven companies that led to the crisis in the first place.

Education in Singapore: When Number 1 is not enough

By Tue, Apr 15, 2014 10:06AM UTC Education in Singapore: When Number 1 is not enough

“Who says Singaporean’s are rote learners?” challenged Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong over the notion of the robotic Singaporean, in a Facebook post. At the tail end of March, the OECD released the 2012 PISA results of a worldwide study of the problem solving skills of 15 year olds from 44 education systems. The study saw 85,000 students take part. Singapore came in joint first with South Korea.

Students end 24-day siege of Taiwan Parliament

By Fri, Apr 11, 2014 10:43AM UTC A protester holds a banner depicting Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou as Hitler while shouting slogans denouncing the controversial China Taiwan trade pact during a massive protest in front of the Presidential Building in Taipei, Taiwan, last month. Pic: AP.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Student protesters are planning to end their 24-day occupation of Taiwan’s Parliament.

Study in the UK for a career in the thriving creative industries

By Thu, Apr 10, 2014 12:28PM UTC Pic: Arts students at Falmouth University

The creative industries in the UK are often said to be the most resilient of all. Not only did they survive the economic downturn, they thrived during those years. This may come as a surprise in an economy where we assume that cutbacks will affect what are often considered the

Should UK pupils be assessed to international standards?

By Mon, Apr 07, 2014 7:30PM UTC Should UK pupils be assessed to international standards?

UK Education Secretary Michael Gove’s latest educational reform comes as little surprise after he asked for a review of GCSE exams back in March last year. Ofqual, the UK exam watchdog agency, launched a public consultation last week on reforms proposing to assess British students against international standards. The new

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