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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by GLOBAL TIMES, MIAMI HERALD, EL UNIVERSAL

    ... The life and death of Hugo Chavez How they see it 1. El Universal Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Chavez Frias introduced himself to Venezuela and the world in the most dramatic and tragic manner: a failed coup, including violence and death. He would build up a legend that now crosses over another level. … A cycle seems to be ending, along with the extremely personal style of the so-called ...

  2. News - China Insider - PROSTITUTION

    Chinese campus brothel that gave students discount for sex ‘run by university president’

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 04:18pm

    ... James Griffiths and Chen Yifei A university campus hotel that operates a barely disguised brothel and offers discounts to students for sexual services is allegedly owned by the head of the institution, according to a Chinese newspaper report. The Beijing Times reports  that the “Guangxin International Hotel” has been operating on the campus of the Wuchang University of Technology ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chinese universities must wake up and modernise or be left further behind

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 04:06am by David Ho

    ... David Ho David Ho says if Chinese universities are to raise their game, they must first modernise not just the way professors teach, but also how the institutions are run, to inspire a love of learning Wake-up call Why haven't Chinese universities produced more world-class scholars and innovators? My first-hand experience in China points to three adverse factors: ...

  4. Inholland University cultivates business sense and creative flair

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 04:30pm

    ... Reports by Stacey Johnson, David Bell and Stacey Wilkinson Dutch institute Inholland University of Applied Sciences keeps one step ahead of the curve as a provider of competitive, ... The university has eight campuses across the Randstad and a comprehensive portfolio of study programmes. Internationally, it specialises in business innovation, agriculture, information technology ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - ASTRONOMY

    Leaky galaxy found that could shed light on early universe

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:19am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Leaky galaxy could shed light on early universe Astronomers searching for hints of leaky galaxies have picked up radiation from a star-forming galaxy in the nearby universe that behaves rather like some of the earliest stellar factories that gave a dark universe its first rays of light. The galaxy known as J0921 + 4509, as described in the journal Science, ...

  6. News - China - FACEBOOK

    US media wowed after Mark Zuckerberg conducts Tsinghua University Q&A in Chinese

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 12:00pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com With a self-deprecating warning that “my Chinese is very bad,” Facebook mogul Mark Zuckerberg launched into a Q&A at Tsinghua University ... is in Beijing to visit with advertising partners and “China experts”. On Wednesday he attended a press event with Tsinghua University president Cheng Jining where the two pledged to work together ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong university chiefs call for further talks between students and government

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 06:29pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com The heads of Hong Kong’s biggest universities have called for further talks between student leaders and the government, as pro-democracy street protests continue for a fourth straight week. “I think both sides have expressed their sincerity,” said Joseph Sung Jao-yiu, vice chancellor of Chinese University, of yesterday’s meeting between ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Universities see an edge in openness as they seek international advantage

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Universities see an edge in openness Universities must hold firmly to the principals of academic freedom and to their international character in order ... of a university," said Polytechnic University president Timothy Tong Wai-cheung. The spirit of freedom of speech, he added, "must be rational in dialogue, [and] respect multiculturalism and different ...

  9. News - China

    Facebook and Tsinghua University forge closer ties despite site's ban in China

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 02:28pm

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Facebook CEO and university president expressed joint desire to build a deeper relationship – even though the social networking site is banned on the mainland. Facebook and Tsinghua University are looking forward to closer cooperation in future, Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg and the university’s president said in a meeting on Tuesday. ...

  10. News - World - EGYPT

    Clampdown at Egyptian universities amid fears of Islamist protests

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:19am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Clampdown at campuses intended to stop any repeat of violent Islamist-led demonstrations Riot police out to prevent Cairo university protests As the new academic term began in Egypt, riot police were standing guard at Cairo's universities to quash any repeat of Islamist-led protests that turned campuses nationwide into battlefields. ...




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