Asia Education

How to buy a university degree

By Tue, Dec 14, 2010 6:31PM UTC

Most universities these days are aware of the problems of plagiarism, and some even use software to combat it. However, surfing the interwebs recently, I came across this site – a customised essay writing service. Let’s hope there are not too many medical or engineering students using these kinds of services,

Teachers in the crosshairs in southwest Pakistan

By Tue, Dec 14, 2010 10:05AM UTC

Separatists and Islamic militants in southwest Pakistan are increasingly targeting teachers, college professors and other school officials, stunting development in the poorest corner of the country, an international rights group said Monday. The Human Rights Watch report on Baluchistan province shows that education in Pakistan is under threat not just

How to do well on the Korean university entrance exams

By Mon, Dec 13, 2010 1:59PM UTC

Last week one of the most-viewed articles on Naver was about a graduating high school who scored extremely well on the university entrance exam, particularly on the language and modern Korean history portions, on each of which she had only one incorrect answer. Asked by the Dong-A Ilbo how she

School allocation challenge

By Mon, Dec 13, 2010 12:55PM UTC

  Enrolling your kid to a neighborhood primary school in Hong Kong may not be as easy as elsewhere. Although living near your intended school address helps, it’s not a guarantee that your child can afford to wake up late and take a five minute brisk walk to class a

Federico on the Thai by-election results

By Mon, Dec 13, 2010 7:00AM UTC

Federico Ferrara, an Assistant Professor of Politics at the City University of Hong Kong, has written some quick notes on Facebook on what the December 12 by-election results mean: 1. The most obvious point is that the support enjoyed by the Democrats and Peua Thai in their strongholds shows no sign of softening.