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  1. News - China - EDUCATION

    Peking, Tsinghua universities edge up in Times Higher Education rankings

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Peking, Tsinghua make small gains in rankings Two of the mainland's top universities have made moderate gains in the latest global university rankings. But researchers say the country's universities in general need to become more international and improve the quality of their research to be more competitive. Peking University ranked 45 ...

  2. News - China - EDUCATION

    Peking and Tsinghua universities to offer free courses online

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Peking and Tsinghua universities will offer six courses over the internet through the US-based EdX provider starting next week Top universities to provide free online courses Two of the mainland's most prestigious institutions of higher learning, Peking and Tsinghua universities, will start offering free online courses in partnership ...

  3. Cheating in universities targeted

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The Ministry of Education is to set up a task force to crack down on cheating in universities, after a string of scandals. The task force would be led by Vice-Minister Chen Xi ... whether it would address the root causes of the problem. 'The fundamental issue here is not whether education departments and university authorities have done their part in eradicating ...

  4. Suspended death penalty for ex-head of university

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li in Beijing The former head of a university in Zhejiang province has been sentenced to death, suspended for two years, in what is believed to be the biggest academic corruption case on the mainland in over a decade. Xia Jinrong , former deputy president of Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, was put in charge of a housing development project worth 1.4 billion yuan (HK$1.59 ...

  5. University ranking agency in bribes row

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li A Shenzhen-based ranking agency has been accused of favouring a university in Sichuan in return for money, reigniting debate over the credibility of such rankings on the mainland. Citing unidentified sources, the People's Daily reported yesterday that Wu Shulian, lead author of the China University Evaluation Project, was invited to give a lecture at Chengdu ...

  6. Ethnicity cheats disqualified from entering university

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Thirty-one high school graduates in Chongqing municipality, including a top scorer in the national college entrance examination, have been disqualified from university entry ... they are under 18. Students from ethnic-minority groups may apply for up to an extra 20 points on top of their exam scores- a substantial boost to their chances of entering a university. Official ...

  7. Peking University turns away star student who changed ethnic status

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Peking University, one of the mainland's top universities, has snubbed a star student from Chongqing municipality for having his ethnic status improperly altered in order to obtain higher marks. 'After Peking University's admissions office had checked all the facts in accordance with relevant Ministry of Education regulations, it decided not to admit He ...

  8. 49 Chinese students kicked out of UK university

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li and Zhuang Pinghui Fifty overseas students, 49 of them from the mainland, were expelled from Britain's Newcastle University this week. British media reported that the expulsions occurred on Monday, and immigration and overseas study agents have said such a crackdown was long overdue. Thirty-three of those expelled were graduate students. University officials ...

  9. News - China - FOCUS

    NYU Shanghai as a study in globalisation

    Posted May 26th 2013, 04:28am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com New York University Shanghai is the first of a number of joint ventures that could help transform the mainland's lumbering education system A study in globalisation The founding chancellor of New York University Shanghai, Yu Lizhong, likens the joint venture between New York University and East China Normal University to a couple expecting a child. He ...

  10. News - China - EDUCATION

    Will Beijing's higher education reforms bring more fairness and innovation?

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 10:17am by Raymond Li

    ... their best scores to apply for college. Universities may also have a greater say in the selection of their students. Professor Chu Zhaohui, at the National Institute of Education Sciences, said the gaokao had played a key role in selecting elite students for limited university places until the late 1990s. But since then the country’s higher education system has undergone a huge expansion, ...




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