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3 kindergartners die in building collapse in China

By Sun, Dec 14, 2014 12:45PM UTC Comments Off

BEIJING (AP) — Three children in a kindergarten in a northern Chinese town died after the building collapsed....

Illinois: educating tomorrow’s leaders

By Wed, Nov 05, 2014 7:36PM UTC Comments Off Illinois: educating tomorrow’s leaders

Home to globally acclaimed architecture, a thriving arts culture and, importantly, the city of Chicago, the US state of Illinois is unrivalled in its capacity to offer students from all over the globe numerous opportunities for intellectual and personal growth. A vibrant, culturally diverse state, Illinois is renowned for its dedication to academic excellence and...

Gen Y, social media & critical thinking: Developing skills schools neglect

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 6:53PM UTC Comments Off South Korea schoolchildren. Pic: AP

Today's youth are spending increasing amounts of time communicating and interacting online. Parents and teachers often bemoan the younger generations’ addiction to social media. It is frequently considered a waste of time, but is this time spent online really wasted? Could students actually be benefitting from playing Facebook, Line and Twitter? Well there is an argument that the time students spend playing Facebook is actually time invested in the development of the higher level thinking skills which they will need to succeed in our future society....

Foundation Programmes: kick-starting Higher Education

By Tue, Sep 16, 2014 12:03AM UTC Comments Off Pic: Students can use Foundation programmes to kick-start Higher Education

Given the influence of today’s increasingly international marketplace, with developments in areas ranging from sustainable business to overseas investment opportunities, there is little doubt that education in business, law and social science is fundamental to students’ success in the corporate sphere. Fording the experiential river separating school and university may appear daunting and unmanageable to students...

Thai Studies, Harvard University and the problem with political lobbyists

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014 9:05AM UTC Comments Off Surakiart Sathirathai, who was deputy PM under Thaksin Shinawatra, has been campaigning for funds for a Thai Studies program at Harvard University. Pic: AP.

It is an unfortunate reality that many areas of study at universities across the world will never have the same draw than others. Very often, the more exotic the area, the less attractive it is for most prospective students. ...

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