Asia Education

US academic in Singapore casts doubt on Yale tie-up

By Sun, Oct 24, 2010 7:15PM UTC

Over the last year, I’ve hosted a reasonably robust debate on this blog about academic freedom in Singapore. This has generated some very interesting feedback from readers and others. An anonymous reader, who says they are an American academic in Singapore, has posted an insightful and balanced comment on the prospects for Yale’s

Language protests spread among Tibetan students

By Fri, Oct 22, 2010 4:52PM UTC

Demonstrations have spread among Tibetan students angered by reports that Beijing plans to make Chinese the only language of instruction in schools, an activist group said Friday. The protest marches, which began earlier this week in the town of Tongren, have spread to nearby areas in the western province of

Philippines: 4 killed in school stabbing

By Fri, Oct 22, 2010 4:38PM UTC

An ex-convict stabbed a teacher and several students Friday at an elementary school in the southern Philippines in a melee that left four people dead, including the attacker, and six wounded, police said. The man, who appeared to be mentally disturbed, barged into a room at the Talisayan Elementary School

Will Alan Shadrake verdict affect Yale’s plan to set up a college in Singapore?

By Wed, Oct 20, 2010 11:58PM UTC

Singaporean prosecutors on Wednesday wrapped up their case against Alan Shadrake, the 75-year-old British writer charged with contempt of court after publishing a book critical of the use of the death penalty in the city-state. Judge Quentin Loh is expected to issue his verdict next week and, if found guilty, Shadrake could

Murdoch offers financial support to international students

By Wed, Oct 20, 2010 7:33PM UTC

Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia, has announced that it will offer tuition fee scholarships to international students who wish to commence studying at its Perth campuses in 2011. Murdoch University Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor Gary Martin said that its new Murdoch International Discoverers’ Scholarship Scheme was designed to assist