China's demand for pricey international schools 'insatiable'

Sep 14, 2016

China's demand for pricey international schools 'insatiable'

The school year at Haileybury College’s campus near Beijing began with three People’s Liberation Army soldiers marching on a running track as the Chinese national anthem played over loudspeakers. Seven hundred students stood silently in single-file lines with their hands crossed, the international prep ...

Chinese universities break into global top 100

Aug 15, 2016

Chinese universities break into global top 100

Universities from mainland China broke into the global top 100 in an annual ranking for the first time Monday, but the University of Tokyo topped the Asia-Pacific and Harvard remained the global No. 1 for the 14th consecutive year. Todai stood at No. 20 ...

Internships in Japan dogged by recruiting, cheap labor suspicions

Jun 24, 2016

Internships in Japan dogged by recruiting, cheap labor suspicions

Part of Hideyuki Morimoto’s internship at U.S. chemical giant DuPont’s branch in Tochigi Prefecture involved preparing an experiment on engineering plastic. Although his mentor was watching over him, he still felt pressure to perform. “Unlike studying, if I make a mistake, it would cause ...

Jun 18, 2016

The need for more scholarships

The ruling and opposition parties must follow through on their promises to increase university scholarships and prevent more students from having to take out crippling loans.

Jun 13, 2016

Cloistered nun gets PhD in rocket engines

A nun in India has received a PhD for her study of scramjet engines, devices that can be used in space craft, news reports said. Sister Benedicta of the Holy Face, 32, is a member of a Carmelite community in the city of Pune, ...