Asia Education

China education minister demands rejection of Western values

By Fri, Jan 30, 2015 8:07PM UTC China education minister demands rejection of Western values

BEIJING (AP) — China’s education minister has demanded strict adherence to communist ideological purity in higher education, saying Western values must never be permitted to infiltrate the classroom.

Burma tallies 1,114 bird species, 20 previously unrecorded

By Thu, Jan 29, 2015 7:39PM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) -€” Burmese bird enthusiasts have counted 1,114 bird species including 20 undocumented species between 2010 and 2014, seven of which are endemic to the country. One of the surveyors, Thet Zaw Naing, said the Great Frigate and the Pied Falconet are among 20 previously undocumented birds spotted

Ivy League universities push for more diverse students from China

By Thu, Jan 29, 2015 7:01PM UTC Ivy League universities push for more diverse students from China

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Top U.S. universities that worked to overcome reputations for serving only children of the American elite in recent generations are now pushing to do the same internationally.

High demand drives massive growth of international education in Asia

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015 2:21PM UTC High demand drives massive growth of international education in Asia

The rapid expansion of international schooling is a 21st century phenomenon which has had huge implications for education in Asia. During the 20th century international schools were the preserve of children of expat families, diplomats, politicians and society’s elite.

Australian university urged to sever ties with Sarawak’s elite

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015 10:52AM UTC Australian university urged to sever ties with Sarawak's elite

A top conservation group based in Tasmania is urging the University of Adelaide to dissociate itself from the ruling elite of Sarawak after a book exposed the corruption behind the destruction of tropical rainforests of Sarawak in the province of Borneo, Malaysia.