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Ten things to expect from a Business degree

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014 7:19PM UTC Ten things to expect from a Business degree

From being a dirty word in the past, entrepreneurship is increasingly being celebrated and encouraged – as it should be. Richard Branson, entrepreneur and founder of Virgin Group With average starting salaries in excess of $50,000 and flourishing employment prospects, business students can afford to be confident about their prospects

Technology brings modern twist to social sciences studies

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014 9:08PM UTC Pic: Students at the University of Northampton

Whether or not you approve experiments such as Facebook’s study of its own users back in 2012, it cannot be denied that current technology has the capacity to further our understanding and knowledge of society.  Facebook’s controversial campaign, which came to light in June, tested whether emotional contagion could occur

China swimming champ Ye Shiwen enrols in top Beijing university

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014 3:17PM UTC China swimming champ Ye Shiwen enrols in top Beijing university

BEIJING (AP) — China’s two-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ye Shiwen has a new title: College freshman. The 2012 London Games champion in the women’s 200- and 400-meter medleys registered this week at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University under a government program waiving the grueling entrance exam for outstanding athletes.

How Asia has outpaced Latin America on education reform

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014 1:02PM UTC Images from AP.

While Asia may have its detractors when it comes to issues like human rights and democratic freedoms, one area where it excels is education. Asian – and especially east Asian – universities are increasingly appearing at the top of the major rankings and Asian students swept the boards in the most recent round of PISA tests, all while keeping education spending at sustainable levels.

Thai Studies, Harvard University and the problem with political lobbyists

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014 9:05AM UTC Surakiart Sathirathai, who was deputy PM under Thaksin Shinawatra, has been campaigning for funds for a Thai Studies program at Harvard University. Pic: AP.

It is an unfortunate reality that many areas of study at universities across the world will never have the same draw than others. Very often, the more exotic the area, the less attractive it is for most prospective students.

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