Are Asian universities really on the rise?

By Tue, Dec 16, 2014 11:12AM UTC Pic: AP.

Over the last few years there has been a lot of talk about the continuing rise of Asian universities. In The Conversation, Gerard Postiglione of the University of Hong Kong has pointed out that Asian universities now take one in eight of the top 200 places in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and he predicts that by 2040 a quarter of the top universities will be Asian.

Malaysia: Statelessness and child rights in Sabah

By Tue, Dec 09, 2014 3:35PM UTC Image via New Mandala.

The Malaysian state of Sabah is currently embroiled in a bad-tempered political debate about whether or not the many thousands of stateless children living in the state should be granted birth certificates. For supporters, this measure will enable such children to finally access the education from which they are currently excluded.

New documentary explores vice and violence in Thailand’s Deep South

By Tue, Dec 09, 2014 8:44AM UTC New documentary explores vice and violence in Thailand’s Deep South

Bars line the street, on display are neon lights, beer signs and women trying to lure in passing revelers. This scene could be anywhere in Thailand, but this particular red light district in Su-ngai Kolok is on the border with Malaysia in Narathiwat province. Here, soldiers and military vehicles patrol the streets to protect the sex workers and the Malaysian men they cater to from the very real possibility of attacks by Muslim insurgents.

Aer Lingus boss Mueller to head Malaysia Airlines

By Sat, Dec 06, 2014 12:22PM UTC Pic: AP.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s government says it has picked Christoph Mueller, the chief executive of Ireland’s Aer Lingus, as the new head of its beleaguered flag carrier, Malaysia Airlines.

New web service to boost access to higher education for Asian students

By Thu, Dec 04, 2014 6:04PM UTC The Study International website.

A new web service launched this week is aiming to make international higher education more accessible and affordable for Asian students looking to earn their university degrees in the West.

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