Nankai University

College revolution is not just academic

Gong Ke, president of Nankai University

Gong Ke, president of Nankai University, is launching an ambitious reform of education at the alma mater of China's first premier, Zhou Enlai, in a bid to shift the school's focus from chasing academic results to developing students' potential and sense of responsibility.

Friday, 19 April, 2013, 4:30am

Probe of top banker linked to three others

The detention of a top executive of the mainland's third-largest bank last week could be linked to investigations into several other officials and businessmen.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

'Low-profile' banker in spotlight over graft

To those who knew him, Yang Kun was not a particularly forthcoming man. He tended to keep a low profile even as he climbed up Agriculture Bank of China's ranks.

But now the senior executive's quiet rise at one of the mainland's Big Four lenders has sparked an uproar, as 63-year-old Yang (pictured) faces allegations of corruption, including illegal links to Macau gambling.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Top PLA hospital, university join forces

Beijing's No301 Military Hospital, famous for treating the mainland's top leaders, announced yesterday that it was teaming up with Tianjin's Nankai University to train medical students and collaborate on scientific research.

17 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Restoring the lustre to star of higher learning

An Oxford-educated biologist who helped to decode the virus that causes Sars and a document by China's cabinet have jump-started the revitalisation of a historic institution with a reputation as an incubator of China's premiers.

23 May 2007 - 12:00am

Party expels university firm's boss over losses

The former president of a firm affiliated with Nankai University in Tianjin has been expelled from the Communist Party for 'causing the university huge economic losses'.

6 Feb 2007 - 12:00am