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South Korea goes quiet for university entrance exams

Asia Pacific Nov 15, 2018

South Korea goes quiet for university entrance exams

South Korea dialed down the volume on Thursday as more than half a million students took a crucial national university entrance exam, with authorities taking extraordinary measures to minimize possible distractions. The college entrance test is the culmination of South Korea's highly demanding school system. In ...

Harvard defends admission policy as Asian-American bias trial wraps up

World Nov 3, 2018

Harvard defends admission policy as Asian-American bias trial wraps up

Harvard University defended its admissions policies Friday against a group accusing it of discriminating against Asian-American applicants in the closing arguments of a trial that could change the role of race in U.S. college admissions. The case in federal court in Boston has pitted the ...

Editorials Oct 14, 2018

Keep probing medical schools for discrimination

nstead of using discriminatory practices to limit opportunities for women to become doctors, the work environment at medical institutions should be changed in ways that enable more women to continue to work as doctors once they marry and have children.

Top Japanese universities climb in world rankings

National Sep 26, 2018

Top Japanese universities climb in world rankings

by Chisato Tanaka

A record 103 Japanese universities made it onto this year's Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings list, with the nation's two top universities — the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University — moving up in the standings. According to THE, the country's top institution, ...