Asia Education

‘Adam Smith in Korea’

By Mon, Nov 22, 2010 10:14PM UTC

Oooh, a theory on late Joseon era economic development. If you find yourself free in Seoul on November 23, you might want to check out this lecture at the Royal Asiatic Society: Economic historians still cannot explain the transition commonly called the Industrial Revolution: how did Britain go from an agricultural to

Recession’s pinprick effect on carbon emissions

By Mon, Nov 22, 2010 7:02PM UTC

We’re back on track for the next international Olympic hot-air competition as the UN talks on climate change start in Cancun next week. One base-topic will be the latest piece of research on carbon emissions from the Global Carbon Project, a network of researchers around the world. Their figures for last

GW Law introduces new Business & Finance LL.M. program

By Thu, Nov 18, 2010 10:20PM UTC

GW Law is proud to announce its new LL.M. in Business and Finance Law. The Law School’s ongoing and in-depth relationship with regulators and business leaders nationally and abroad provides students with exceptional opportunities for study and internships. “We are excited about the addition of the Business and Finance LL.M.

Class size versus teacher quality

By Thu, Nov 18, 2010 2:10PM UTC

A recent research project undertaken by the Grattan Institute in Melbourne, Australia revealed that teachers are more important than class size.  Over the past few decades, Australia has spent a lot of money on education initiatives to reduce class size, yet this does not seem to have significantly improve schooling

Filipino student kicked out of Korean school for being gay

By Thu, Nov 18, 2010 12:27PM UTC

Original article in Korean is here. His light purple eyeshadow glowed softly over his long eyelashes. He has neat bobbed hair. He is 24-year-old “P”, a gay (homosexual) man from The Philippines who appears to be a woman. He has been attending a Catholic graduate school in Seoul since September.