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Transition to ‘autonomy’ leaves Khon Kaen University facing an uncertain future

By Wed, May 13, 2015 11:20AM UTC 1 Comment

On Friday, Thailand's National Legislative Assembly (NLA) passed bills to privatize Khon Kaen University and three other higher education institutions. The continuing privatization of Thailand’s universities raises concerns among student activists and academics who warn of soaring tuition fees, exclusion of lower income students, and too much power moving into the hands of too few....

Campus garden builds community through agriculture

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 11:28PM UTC 0 Comment

Liberty University has a campus garden located on a 15-acre lot (about 6 hectares) on Liberty Mountain. Students and staff grow tomatoes, pepper, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, broccoli, corn, and many other seasonal vegetables. Morris Campus Garden seeks to create an environment where students can get hands on experience in gardening and can adopt valuable...

Fair Trade report from SOAS, University of London

By Thu, Jun 19, 2014 10:17PM UTC 0 Comment

The Fair Trade, Employment and Poverty Reduction (FTEPR) project based at SOAS, University of London, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and implemented in Ethiopia and Uganda, has just published the findings of four years of research. The project has collected detailed micro-level evidence from areas producing agricultural exports on how rural...

New HEFCE Scholarships available in Language-Based Area Studies

By Tue, Jun 17, 2014 6:53PM UTC 0 Comment

The SOAS-led consortium “Sustainable Funding for Language-based Area Studies”, funded by the HEFCE Postgraduate Support Scheme with match-funding from SOAS, has a scholarship fund of £460,000 to award in 2014-15. These scholarships are available for 2-year full-time MA programmes dealing with the Arab World, China, Japan, Korea and South Asia.  One-year (£20,000) and two-year (£40,000)...

Last Chance to Register for the Global Leadership Camp!

By Wed, Jun 11, 2014 11:17PM UTC 0 Comment

We are closing the registration period for our Global Leadership Camp on Jun 20th.  If you would like to participate in: – global leadership skills – multicultural team building – English speaking development – staying with American campers – a prototypical American camp experience (sports, games, bonfires, horseback riding, and more!) – an intense visit...