Asia Education

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,

China detains scholar on charge of troublemaking

By Mon, Oct 13, 2014 11:05AM UTC China detains scholar on charge of troublemaking

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese scholar and rights advocate who founded an influential non-governmental think tank has been detained on the criminal charge of provoking troubles.

Study: Toilets alone won’t fix India sanitation; more education needed

By Fri, Oct 10, 2014 1:03PM UTC A migrant worker takes bath near an open sewer at a slum in Mumbai, India. Pic: AP.

NEW DELHI (AP) — A new study on building toilets in rural India shows that adding facilities alone is not enough to improve public health. India is considered to have the world’s worst sanitation record, with more than half its 1.2 billion people still defecating in the open. The study

Liberal arts education: the key to our global economy

By Thu, Oct 09, 2014 5:19PM UTC Pic: Students at Mount Royal University

“You’re going to study English? It must be great to love a subject so much that you don’t need to eat.” Thus, the recurring refrain common to the majority of discussions on liberal arts education resurfaces. While it cannot be denied that today’s graduates are being hurled head-first from tutorials

5 ways graduate programmes spur students to succeed

By Thu, Oct 02, 2014 7:13PM UTC 5 ways graduate programmes spur students to succeed

Expensive, time-consuming and irrelevant: three accusations which have been levelled at graduate programmes in an era of tuition fee increases across Europe, Australia and the US and high living costs worldwide. In what is, undoubtedly, a turbulent period for graduate study, the significant benefits of remaining in Higher Education have

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