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Lionel Messi promotes new campaign to educate children

By Sat, Jan 10, 2015 11:54AM UTC Lionel Messi. Pic: AP.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Soccer great Lionel Messi and tennis star Serena Williams are promoting a new campaign to help some of the 58 million children who are out of school to get an education.

Chinese leader calls for more party control in universities

By Tue, Dec 30, 2014 2:09PM UTC Chinese President Xi Jinping. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China’s president has called for the Communist Party to enhance its leadership over the country’s universities in a continuing tightening of ideological controls across a wide range of society.

Decision time for Thailand’s high school students

By Tue, Dec 23, 2014 11:52AM UTC High school students graduate at a school in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. Image provided by Daniel Maxwell.

When schools in Thailand reopen after the New Year holidays, high school students from Grade 12 will have just a matter of weeks until their time at school is behind them.

How to study law and avoid becoming a lawyer

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014 11:39PM UTC Pic: University of Waikato.

So, you want to study law? Great news! You’re about to buy yourself a one-way ticket to a long, long life as Atticus Finch. Or Elle Woods- whichever you’d prefer. Law is a great choice; it has such a stress-free career trajectory that you don’t even have to think about. Law students

Making Mathematics relevant in Southeast Asia

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014 10:55AM UTC Mathematics teachers attend a workshop in Northern Thailand. Pic: AP.

In Europe and North America there is a commonly held belief that Asian students are inherently good at Mathematics. This stereotype has been reinforced in recent years by the success of China, Singapore, Korea and Japan in international mathematics rankings compiled by PISA, the Programme for International Student Assessment.

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