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  1. News - China - EDUCATION

    Ex-police chief named party head of China’s first ‘bureaucracy-free’ university

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 02:20pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com A former police chief has been named the party chief of a Shenzhen-based university designed to be the nation’s first “red tape-free” higher education institute – an appointment that was deemed by some mainland citizens as “suspicious”. The Guangdong provincial party committee appointed Li Ming, ex-head of the Shenzhen public security bureau, ...

  2. News - China - EDUCATION

    Migrants' children, as young as six, join fight for school places in Beijing

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 06:21pm by AFP

    ... are demanding proof of social security payments-- which may not be made by the employment agencies that many migrants work through-- or even house ownership. In some instances, parents say officials ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Fidgeting with his placard, six-year-old Fang Mingxing made an unlikely protester. But he was on the front line of a demonstration in China's capital, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - EDUCATION

    For students and recent graduates, the money is in maths and engineering

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by Reuters

    ... economic leadership are eroding at a time when many other nations are gathering strength," the National Research Council, an umbrella group for the US National Academy of Sciences, National ... John Kemp Most of the highest paying jobs in the US require degrees in science, technology, engineering or maths, and students know it For tomorrow's graduates it's number ...

  4. News - World - EDUCATION

    Asian-American students succeed at school by trying harder than whites, say researchers

    Posted May 06th 2014, 09:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington 'Hard work' brings Asians success Asian-American schoolchildren tend to outperform their white counterparts in school because they try harder, according to a US study. The findings, published on Monday, were based on an analysis of records from two separate surveys tracking several thousand whites and Asians in the United States from ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Summer study tours abroad 'need right values'

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... is for schools to design their own study tours and then subcontract the travel component to an agency. That way you get the best of both worlds, the academic professionals take care of the educational ... scores a tour at half price. A 10-day study tour to Britain costs more than HK$20,000 per student. Ng says their mainland study tours are mostly national education themed. "But it's ...

  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    Billionaire Schwarzman to give US$100m to fund China scholarships

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 04:27pm by Bloomberg, AFP

    ... Agencies in Beijing Some 200 students will be able to study at Tsinghua Universityin Beijing every year Blackstone Group Chairman Stephen Schwarzman has agreed to give US$100 million for a programme that will fund the studies of graduate students in China, similar to the Rhodes Scholarships programme. An additional US$200 million of donations is also being sought for the Schwarzman ...

  7. News - China - EDUCATION

    Taiwan to review limits on students

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by Lawrence Chung

    ... "We hope the Taiwanese government can treat us as human beings," said Qia Xilin, a mainland student who studies social science at National Chengchi University in Taipei. Qia ... yearly quota of 2,800. Mainland students are barred from receiving national health insurance, getting scholarships, working part-time jobs off campus, taking civil service examinations or working ...

  8. News - China - EDUCATION

    Parents, professors doubt party's renewed pledge to end elite schools

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:02am by Raymond Li

    ... stress for us," he said. As part of its effort to reform education, the Central Committee said primary and middle school principals and teachers would be rotated to different schools ... they can cost parents a one-off fee of 250,000 yuan (HK$316,000) or more via shady deals that secure "rights" to choose a school, according to an independent study led by Beijing educator ...

  9. News - Asia - EDUCATION

    South Korean education board probes cram schools after exam leaks

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Revelations of cheating had led to cancellation of US entrance tests in score-obsessed nation SAT board probes cram schools after exam leaks Follow @SCMP_News South Korean officials yesterday launched an investigation into cram schools after a cheating scandal that led to the nationwide cancellation of US university entrance exams this month. ...

  10. News - China - EDUCATION

    Mainland pupils looking to study abroad earlier

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... 24,000 last year, according to statistics from the US Department of Homeland Security. "Even more strikingly, pupils with outstanding performance have edged out those from privileged ... that mainland universities employed about 11,300 foreign nationals as instructors, which accounted for less than 1 per cent of the total. By comparison, the number of expatriate teaching staff at Hong ...




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