Asia Education

Tibetan students protest use of Chinese in classes

By Wed, Oct 20, 2010 2:36PM UTC

Tibetan students in western China marched in protest of unconfirmed plans to use the Chinese language exclusively in classes, teachers said Wednesday, an unusually bold challenge to authorities that reflects a deep unease over cultural marginalization. Students marched from school to school in the town of Tongren in Qinghai province

Research funding argument FAIL

By Tue, Oct 19, 2010 9:38PM UTC

Somewhat startlingy, Melbourne’s Age newspaper has just come right out and reported this: “If Albert Einstein had applied for an Australian research grant he may never have developed his theory of relativity. Those who supported the old style of physics would have stopped him getting funding, says Steve Keen, an associate professor

Top 10 best value universities in the US

By Tue, Oct 19, 2010 7:55PM UTC Top 10 best value universities in the US

By Gavin Atkins Okay, we’re just going to give this to you straight. In the US, tuition, room and board at a university will typically cost anywhere from $15,000 to $40,000 a year, depending on the place you choose to go – but the good news is that there are things

International enrollments plummet in Australia

By Tue, Oct 19, 2010 1:51PM UTC

Against the backdrop of a slew of attacks  on Indian university students in Australia, the international students’ enrollment in major higher education establishments has been dented across the country. Melbourne University’s vice chancellor Glyn Davis has said that the fall in applications from countries like India are predicting at around

Barcamp Bangkok 4 preview interview with John Berns

By Tue, Oct 19, 2010 11:30AM UTC Barcamp Bangkok 4 preview interview with John Berns

Barcamp Bangkok takes place this weekend, starting Saturday, October 23. Having failed to attend any of the three previous events I’m hoping to make amends and get to my first BarcampBKK. I caught up with John Berns (@jfxberns), one of the men well known for spearheading the event, who shared his thoughts on

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