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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. News - World - PHILANTHROPY

    Hedge fund chief Kenneth Griffin donates US$150m to Harvard

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 09:19pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Boston Billionaire Kenneth Griffin graduated from the university 25 years ago Hedge fund chief donates US$150m to Harvard Billionaire US investor Kenneth Griffin, who started his hedge fund in his dormitory room at Harvard University, is donating US$150 million to his alma mater in what will be the largest single gift ever made to the Ivy League school. Griffin, ...


    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 ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Harvard student accused of making bomb hoax to disrupt his final exam

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 01:29pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Boston Student 'in bomb hoax to disrupt his exam' Bomb threats that led to the evacuations of four Harvard University campus buildings this week were made ... two university officials and the president of the Harvard Crimson newspaper, according to a criminal complaint filed by the US attorney’s office. The messages said shrapnel bombs would go off ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Top UBS banker Zhao Ju takes sabbatical for Harvard politics course

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 01:52pm by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Zhao Ju's sabbatical seen as effort to prepare him to take a prominent government position Top UBS banker to study politics at Harvard A top banker for UBS in China has decided to take a year off to study politics and public administration at Harvard University in a move seen as a bid to prepare him to join the Chinese government, which ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    China the place to study, and Harvard too, if you want to be a CEO

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by Bryan Harris

    ... administration. A spokesman said the university was proud of the achievements of its graduates but acknowledged there were many league tables, each with different sets of ranking criteria. Harvard ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Polytechnic University and 15 on mainland make list of best places to get education for the top job Want to be a CEO? China the place to study One Hong ...

  8. News - World - EDUCATION

    Harvard launches drive to raise US$6.5b in donations

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Boston Harvard launches drive to raise $6.5b donations Harvard, the richest university in the United States, said it would seek to raise US$6.5 billion in donations to fund new ... ambitious ever undertaken by a university, ahead of one concluded last year by Stanford University in California that raised US$6.2 billion. Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust said the campaign ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Happy campus: Learning online no substitute for real thing, says Dr Drew Faust

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Online education is taking off around the world but is still no substitute for face-to-face learning, Harvard president tells Linda Yeung Happy campus The president of Harvard University, Dr Drew Faust, has expressed confidence in the future growth of online learning, citing an international education among its advantages. About 600,000 people have ...

  10. Harvard University book prize

    Posted Apr 10th 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... to Harvard University in the US. The Book Prize now attracts about 1,700 schools from all over the world. Schools set their own criteria- academic achievement, language skills or improvement- ... Miranda Yeung This year's Harvard Club of Hong Kong Schools Book Prize is now open to all secondary schools in Hong Kong. Each school that applies can choose three outstanding ...




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