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  1. News - China - EDUCATION

    Harvard stays in top spot in Chinese list of world's universities

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:30am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai Harvard holds on to top spot in Chinese list of world's universities American universities dominated the top 20 in an annual ranking of global educational institutions released by a Chinese organisation yesterday, with Harvard remaining in first place ahead of Stanford. The top 20 in the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities included ...

  2. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Harvard University unveils self-assembling ‘Transformer’ robots

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 09:55pm by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian Harvard University scientists have built the world's first working "Transformer" robot, inspired by the ancient Japanese paper-folding art of origami. The alien ... we have been chasing for many years," said Rob Wood at Harvard. Built with help from researchers at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the robot could pave the wave ...

  3. News - China - PHILANTHROPY

    Chinese real estate tycoon couple reject criticism of Harvard University donation

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:01pm by Kathy Gao Kathy.gao@scmp.com

    ... United States university The Chinese real estate tycoon couple who founded Soho China have brushed aside criticism of their donation to Harvard University by saying that it would be helping ... with the prestigious United States university to donate US$15 million (about HK$116 million) to set up a “Soho China Scholarship” to help Chinese students study at Harvard. Some internet users questioned why ...

  4. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Chinese internet censors target collective activities more than sensitive subjects, says Harvard report

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:36am by Andrea Chen

    ... and other sensitive issues, research by Harvard University shows. The findings contradict the widespread belief that internet censorship is designed to target sensitive words, including the names ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Harvard researchers find that internet screening of sensitive words is less strict than for actions which might threaten Beijing Censors 'target ...

  5. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Harvard University student hijacks computer to mine dogecoin currency

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:38am by DANNY LEE

    ... illicitly mined at Harvard A Harvard University researcher made off with a lucrative haul of a virtual currency after hijacking a supercomputer at the prestigious academic institution in the United ... in order to participate in a mining contest," said Cuff. Tim Peterson, a post-doctoral fellow in the systems biology department at Harvard University, said: "This kid was trying ...


    Hong Kong couple sue US professor after sons' Harvard rejection

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by AMY NIP AND AP

    ... a US-based college admissions consultant for failing to get their two sons into Harvard University as he had allegedly promised, according to reports. The couple, who have been named as Gerald ... Consulting, US$2.2 million to get their sons into an elite American university, preferably Harvard. Reports said that Zimny agreed in 2007 to help the Chows' two sons, then aged 16 and 14. He ...

  7. News - World - LITERATURE

    Scientists confirm book in a Harvard library is bound in human skin

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:45am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Practice used to cover 19th century French treatise on the soul was once common Book bound in human skin at Harvard Harvard University scientists have confirmed that a 19th century French treatise in its libraries is bound in human skin, Harvard University said, after a bevy of scientific testing. Arsene Houssaye's Des destinees de l'ame ...

  8. News - China - EDUCATION

    Harvard at top again in university rankings by Chinese centre

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:19pm by AFP

    ... in global annual rankings released by a research centre at Shanghai's Jiaotong University on Thursday, with Harvard once again in the top spot. Only three non-American institutions made ... and the most trustworthy one,” it said in a news release. Harvard University has been in the No 1 position since 2003, when the survey began. The top five for this year also include Stanford, ...

  9. There's Good Reason HKU Is The Harvard of The East

    Posted May 15th 2014, 04:11pm by Sam Prince

    ... Sam Prince The University of Hong Kong’s business school, also known as HKU business school, is one of Hong Kong’s newest programs, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a lot to offer. ... an MBA-seeker really know when looking at this soon-to-be Harvard of the East? Read on. Far beyond HKU business school’s impressive climbing ranks and increasing status is what the campus has to offer. ...

  10. News - World

    Catholic church upset at Harvard plan for 'black mass' on campus

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:12am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Satanic ritual planned by Harvard students A Harvard University student group plans to hold a re-enactment of a satanic ritual on the school campus today, drawing criticism from Catholic officials who expressed "deep sadness and strong opposition" to the plan. The Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club said in a statement posted online that it planned to host ...




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