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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - EDUCATION

    What’s so special about ‘Yale kids’?

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:38am by George Chen

    ... in different aspects of my work and study at Yale University. One of them, Justin Schuster, is an undergraduate student at Branford College, one of the 12 residential colleges at Yale. Justin is a big ...

  2. News - World - EDUCATION

    Free music programme gives academic boost to low-income children in Los Angeles

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by AP

    ... school and heading off to the University of California Los Angeles and other big universities. That's when Margaret Martin asked how the children in the Harmony Project were beating ... of the programme's 2,000 students. The institute put her in touch with Kraus, who studies brain changes that occur through auditory exposure. Many of the project's students had no interest in pursuing ...

  3. News - China - EDUCATION

    US tycoon Stephen Schwarzman breaks ground for China scholars project

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 05:02pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Wall Street tycoon Stephen Schwarzman helped break ground on Thursday on a residential college building in Beijing that will house a US$300 million scholarship programme bearing his name that is intended to rival the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships. Accompanied by Chinese government and university officials, the founder of the private equity firm ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Teacher warns of misery at school

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... confidence. She says art allows people to screw up and laugh about it, and to make a mess. One of the charity's projects is a weekly art workshop for disadvantaged children in Sham Shui Po. ... of papier-mâché, but a shark, a duck, a mermaid and a cat were some of the creatures produced. "That was the highlight of my first six months into the project," says Avern-Briers. "I was so ...

  5. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Peking University students win bittersweet victory against ‘elitist’ academy

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 04:20pm by Patrick Boehler and Anne Yi

    ... Students have welcomed the decision, but say that they remain sceptical about the project. The Yenching Academy is expected to offer one-year Chinese studies degrees from next year. "I think ...

  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    Mainland's first Chinese-Russian university will open its doors by 2015

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 02:42pm by Kathy Gao

    ... founded by Russia and China will start accepting students next year at its planned campus in Shenzhen, in another project marking closer strategic ties between the two countries. The organising ... education cooperative project, which further enriched the two countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership. It also makes history as “the first university jointly founded by Russia and China”, Li ...

  7. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Students, faculty up in arms against 'elitist academy' at China's Peking University

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 05:11pm by Patrick Boehler and Anne Yi

    ... for students and scholars who fear the prestige project would sow divisions and elitism. On Friday, the People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s top newspaper, quoted university president Wang Enge ... the prestige project would divide university students into two tiers: the privileged few with access to a historic venue and a fast track to a university degree; and the many ordinary students kept out ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Academic's allegation 'politically motivated'

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Professor Cheng said: "These were joint projects and the mainland co-authors agreed to the arrangement that they would write up the draft in Chinese and I would do the translation ... of pan-democratic lawmakers fighting for "genuine" universal suffrage. "The saga is obviously politically motivated. The projects were done some 10 years ago. I sent the published works ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    12 stand out from university 'in' crowd with seven 5** grades

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:52pm by Johnny Tam

    ... their work, by copying articles from the internet or other sources for their school projects, had their marks downgraded. One student was disqualified for cheating. Pupils will receive ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Alliance convenor Joseph Cheng Yu-shek took credit for others' work, claims his ex-colleague

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Staff Reporters

    ... as lead author in a joint project with Professor Zheng Peiyu of Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou on the role of foreign investment in Guangdong's economic development. Zheng, 78, said she ... with his then assistant Lau Kin, in which Cheng Man-lung said he believed Lau was the actual writer. Cheng said he understood Professor Cheng had little input in the projects and should not have ...




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