Asia Education

The truth about Indian students in Melbourne

By Fri, Feb 19, 2010 3:42AM UTC

The debate about Indian students in Melbourne has been creating more heat than light recently, so it is good to see a few rays of light provided by the Federation of Indian Associations of Victoria. Unfortunately, since the results are not so sensational, you might not read anything about this

Malaysia’s brain drain

By Thu, Feb 18, 2010 6:05PM UTC

It’s not just politics and racial discrimination, reports Asia Sentinel Malaysia’s brain drain appears to be picking up speed. According to a recent parliamentary report, 140,000 left the country, probably for good, in 2007. Between March 2008 and August 2009, that figure more than doubled to 305,000 as talented people

Students: Insuring a healthy stay in Australia

By Thu, Feb 18, 2010 2:11PM UTC

  Good health insurance is a must when traveling or studying in a foreign country. Not only does it cover expensive hospital bills in the case of accident or injury, it also provides invaluable peace of mind.  Students wishing to study in Australia are required by law to purchase Overseas

Indian education sector – Rising or consolidating?

By Thu, Feb 18, 2010 10:25AM UTC

  The Indian education sector, of all niches, has gained a lot of traction in the past 18 months. There were flows of private money through investments or public-private partnerships. Three deals in the last 6 days should give a good indication that Indian education sector is a clear winner.

Freelance journalism: A leap of faith or plain stupidity?

By Thu, Feb 18, 2010 6:08AM UTC

“Don’t quit your day job,” is the advice I usually give budding freelancers, particularly travel writers. Of course I did it all completely different. But in this case, it’s more a “do as I say not as I do” scenario. Somewhat foolishly, I decided to become a freelance journalist at