Asia Education

Asian universities challenging Europe and America’s monopoly

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 9:26AM UTC Queen's Business School MBA grads frequently report that their degree was well worth the investment. Pic: Queen's Business School

At the beginning of October the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015 were released and while the UK and the US still dominate the top 10, there were some impressive results from Asian Universities.

Engineering: a tool for global development

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 4:59PM UTC 'Enter me' by Karolina Halatek at the Kinetica Art Fair 2014 in London. Pic: BT.

Have you ever thanked an engineer for the last Snickers bar you devoured? Perhaps not. How about consulting an engineer for insight into the latest controversial, progressive art exhibition? Highly unlikely- but why? Because the study of engineering has little to do with confectionery and nothing to do with culture? Few statements

Education in Thailand: Changing times?

By Fri, Oct 17, 2014 5:26PM UTC Pic: AP.

Since coming to power in May this year, Thailand’s junta led by Prayuth Chan-ocha has been busy proposing reforms for a multitude of social agencies.

Why Hong Kong’s protesting students are more than just dreamers

By Thu, Oct 16, 2014 12:19PM UTC Pro-democracy students work on their studies at their occupied intersection in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, Wednesday. Pic: AP.

Students taking to the streets in Hong Kong have been widely described as ‘too idealistic,’ ‘too radical’ or ‘wanting things too quickly.’ A lot of adjectives and, unfortunately, they are mostly wrong.

China bans books by pro-Hong Kong protest author

By Tue, Oct 14, 2014 4:46PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Publishers and bookstores say Chinese authorities have ordered books by Chinese-American scholar Yu Ying-shih to be removed from sale, as Beijing expresses displeasure with a writer who has shown support for pro-democracy movements in Hong Kong and elsewhere. It was not possible to immediately confirm the ban,

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