Wednesday, February 08, 2012 03:00:00
Engaging with Young People: Removing Legal and Access Barriers (Side Event at ESCAP Asia-Pacific High-level Intergovernment Meeting, 6-8 February 2012)
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 16:58:00
SEOUL: A top cram school in education-obsessed South Korea used tiny audio recorders and cameras hidden in pens to record exam questions and then passed them on to students, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 12:00:00
Bilingualism in Hong Kong has remained an elusive goal. It is like soccer here: everyone loves the sport, yet our local leagues are dismal and getting worse. There are, of course, some exceptions but they only prove the rule. And that was why I wanted to talk to Nelly Fung, and to know the secret of her success. It's difficult to pigeonhole Fung. She is not really a professional educator, but she is surely one of the most influential people in local education.
Monday, February 06, 2012 12:00:00
Police in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, have detained the head of a massive education empire on allegations he took illegal loans totalling around 2.2 billion yuan (HK$2.7 billion). Dong Shunsheng, chairman of Wenzhou Liren Education Group, was taken into custody by police in Taishun county, southwest of Wenzhou, on Friday
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 10:17:12
(Oxfam) Education is an aid good news story, but one that needs renewed commitment if it is not to turn sour. This from ‘Rescuing Education for All’, published by Oxfam yesterday: ‘Remarkable progress was being forged across the developing world, spurred by a new global commitment to the Education For All (EFA) goals. These goals were answered by substantial increases in aid during the first half of the decade, extensive debt relief, and a growing political commitment to education in developing countries.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 09:24:27
TIMES April 15, 2002 article on 'School Daze' described the issues facing the Asian education system today - What is wrong with Asia’s schools? The TIMES articles notes that the foundation of East Asian economic miracle was built on hard work, high savings rate and belief in the value of education. And for years, Asia rest easy knowing that its school systems were producing the best and the brightest kids.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 12:00:00
AsianScientist (Jan. 3, 2012) – Asian women who consumed an average of 200 milligrams or more of caffeine a day – the equivalent of roughly two cups of coffee – had elevated estrogen levels when compared to women who consumed less, a study has found.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 12:00:00
SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA — Millions of tourists come here every year to visit the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat, an influx that has helped transform what once resembled a small, laid-back village into a thriving and cosmopolitan town with thumping nightlife and more than 10,000 hotel rooms.
Sunday, January 22, 2012 12:00:00
Isn't it time for this country's colleges to take significant steps toward developing a new approach to energy education? Today, for the most part, higher education for students interested in energy lacks the cross-disciplinary curriculum that they critically need, and so we propose the adoption of energy departments on college campuses, departments that would tie seemingly disconnected fields of the sector together.
Thursday, January 19, 2012 03:45:00
Two recent confessionals by the genial economist who also holds the most important job in the country show that not all is well with the body of science in India. At Chennai on December 26, 2011 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed discomfort on two issues: “that for a country of our size the number of competent mathematicians that we have is badly inadequate”; and given this has in the last few decades resulted “in a decline in the quality of our mathematics teachers both at the school and college levels”.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 19:30:00
For many Indian students thinking about going to American colleges, one of the biggest questions is “Can I afford it?” We asked Katryna A. Swartwout Ryan, associate dean of admissions at Colgate University, who oversees the recruitment and selection process for international students, and travels around the world to recruit, several questions about financing your college education.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 12:00:00
The University of Central Asia (UCA) is pleased to announce its Central Asian Faculty Development Programme’s (CAFDP) PhD scholarship programmes at its partner institutions – University of Montana (UM), United States and University of Alberta (U of A), Canada
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 14:20:00
The Korean media have been paying vastly more attention to cases of bullying, violence, and suicide in schools following the shocking bullying-suicide case in Daegu recently. The massive uptick in attention is similar to the surge in attention to earthquakes after the Japanese tsunami disaster, and seems to be actually leading to effective action.
Monday, January 16, 2012 15:33:00
University of Central Asia receives special library collection from eminent Russian scientist The University of Central Asia (UCA) received a gift of 700 publications related to research on mountain regions of Central Asia, the Caucasus and other regions of the world. The collection was donated by renowned mountain geographer and researcher Dr Yuri Badenkov of the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
Sunday, January 15, 2012 12:00:00
NEW DELHI — At one of the better colleges in India’s capital, there is just one large room for 140 faculty members to sit and have a cup of tea or grade papers. “If even half show up, there aren’t enough chairs,” said Ghazala Amin, a history professor there. 'There is no other place to work. In this situation, how do you expect teachers to work?'
Sunday, January 15, 2012 12:00:00
PRAGUE — Charles University in Prague was founded in 1348. Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, has been around since 1364, while Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest has been operating since 1635. But after 40 years of communism, the educational systems of the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia have fallen behind those of their Western neighbors.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 12:00:00
As American colleges remain the premier destination for the academic elite in Asia, many students are feeling pressured into resorting into drastic cheating measures to get their highly sought after places, writes Patrick Winn at the Global Post.
Friday, October 14, 2011 12:00:00
October 14, 2011, INDIA: India is a very big country and houses some of the best Education Institutions offering MBA or other similar management program’s to the students who care to be one. Discovery Education Media (DEM) is a known name and has now decided to foray into the Indian soil to introduce some of the most important products under one banner MBA BY CHOICE.
Thursday, September 29, 2011 12:00:00
RANGOON—Aye Tun makes 70,000 kyat (US $86) per month as a Rangoon public bus driver and his wife makes about 40,000 kyat ($49) per month as a cleaning worker for the Township Public Municipal Department—barely enough to survive, let alone send their three children to school.
Thursday, June 09, 2011 12:00:00
The American University of Central Asia (AUCA) today signed an agreement with Mina Corp to create “The New Generation Academy” at AUCA. The Academy will offer an innovative one-year “bridging” program to talented high school graduates from across the Kyrgyz Republic who do not have the means to afford high quality private education. The Academy will begin teaching in September 2012.
Sunday, March 20, 2011 12:00:00
A number of Asian countries have declared that they want to become higher education hubs in order to develop as knowledge economies. They are setting up facilities and initiating policies to attract foreign students, researchers and faculty as well as branch campuses of foreign institutions, in what amounts to a major change in attitude towards higher education from purely local to regional and international.
Sunday, March 06, 2011 21:58:00
SINGAPORE : Learning a second or even third language isn't impossible, it just needs the right learning environment. Shoppers at Tiong Bahru market who patronise Mr Yap Ha Kuan's fruit shop hardly ever have any problems communicating.
Saturday, March 05, 2011 19:48:00
SINGAPORE: More than 1,300 students from 181 schools pounded the sandy shores of Siloso Beach, Sentosa on Saturday.
Friday, March 04, 2011 15:20:00
SINGAPORE: The 2010 GCE A-Level results are out, with Hwa Chong Institution producing a record of 94 perfect scorers, the best in four years.
Friday, March 04, 2011 14:29:00
SINGAPORE: Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang said there were four levels of productivity improvements to be made, to achieve the productivity growth target of two to three per cent per year.
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 22:33:00
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) continues to upgrade its capabilities and military equipment as a 3rd generation army, by replacing ageing systems and beefing up its continuing education programme for servicemen. (383 clicks)
Tuesday, March 01, 2011 18:49:00
TOKYO: Police asked Yahoo! Japan on Tuesday to assist them in their hunt for tech-savvy cheats who used the Internet giant to help in gruelling entrance exams for elite universities.
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