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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean schools to teach about Dokdo islands dispute

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korean children will be taught about Dokdo chain, which is also claimed by Japan Young get lessons on islands dispute South Korean schoolchildren ... will be required to provide a minimum of 10 hours of classes annually on "the importance of Dokdo", a ministry spokesman said. The South Korea-controlled islets in the Sea of Japan, known ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean students helped through most important day

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... training was suspended, flights rescheduled and emergency calls reserved for latecomers yesterday as hundreds of thousands of South Korean students sat a crucial college entrance examination. ... careers to marriage prospects. Police cars and motorbikes in cities across South Korea were put on standby, available for any students needing to make a late dash to take their seats before ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Inequalities erode foundations of Asia's growth

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by JUZHONG ZHUANG

    ... school as their peers in the richest fifth in some countries. In tertiary education, high gender disparities remain in South Asia and the Pacific. On health, infant mortality rates among ... Juzhong Zhuang Juzhong Zhuang says Asia must work harder to equalise opportunities Inequalities are erodingthe foundations of growth Developing Asia's impressive growth continues, ...

  4. News - Asia - EDUCATION

    Online degrees blossom in Asia, attracting students around the world

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Degrees taken over the internet are expanding fast, attracting students from around the world Online colleges thriving in Asia Thousands of kilometres ... is expanding quickly in Asia, where growth in technology and internet use is matched by a deep reverence for education. "I chose e-learning because it is so flexible," Ndongfack, 42, said via ...

  5. High stakes in Hong Kong's dream to be Asia's education hub

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Gerard Postiglione

    ... the same path. For Hong Kong the stakes are high if it aims to become Asia's world education hub, but the messages are contradictory, as these South China Morning Post headlines printed ... Gerard Postiglione Is Hong Kong destined to become Asia's 'world education hub' or only one among many? Despite the exam-oriented rote learning and little innovative ...

  6. A learning experience for South Island

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Chui South Island School (SIS) had a reason to celebrate despite finishing 20th at the first Asian Schools Debating Championships in Manila last week. It was a tournament ... from 80 other teams from seven Asian nations. 'Some [debates] were comparatively easy, while others proved to be extremely challenging, especially against [South] Korea, Indonesia, Qatar ...

  7. Asian teenagers embark on wilderness adventure in South African safari park

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... JOLENE OTREMBA Eight Hong Kong teenagers have embarked on an 11-day educational safari in South Africa. They are among more than 50 students from South Africa and Asia Pacific countries taking part in the Cathay Pacific International Wilderness Experience, which began on Tuesday and ends on August 5. The students, aged 16 to 18, had to write a 500-word essay on the environment ...

  8. New South Wales racists harry Asian, African students

    Posted Aug 17th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Chinese students who were walking along a street during the day were subjected to a torrent of abuse which left them shaken and scared. 'This is one of the most racist areas of New South ... students, more than 2,000 are from overseas. About 43 per cent are from Southeast Asia and 22 per cent are from Northeast Asia, including Hong Kong, Taiwan and the mainland. Together, overseas ...

  9. HKU named best university in Asia

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Joshua But and Danny Mok The University of Hong Kong has been named the best in Asia in the first regional ranking by a company that regularly rates the world's tertiary institutions. ... to see that three Hong Kong universities are regarded amongst the top institutions of higher learning in Asia,' Professor Tsui said. A spokesman for HKUST said it was an encouragement ...

  10. Australian university group feels Asia squeeze

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... was taken into account. The survey covered academic pay scales in more than 45 universities in five Commonwealth countries, including Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. ... US$81,000, compared with an average of US$64,000 in Canada and US$63,735 in Britain. New Zealand academics earned on average US$56,000 while those in South Africa had the lowest average earnings ...




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