Soochow University's temporary Vientiane premises. Illustrations: Emilio Rivera. Photos: Patrick Boehler

International education

The first overseas branch of a mainland university will open to undergraduate students next month, in Vientiane. And, as Patrick Boehler discovers, getting to grips with Laos and its authorities has taught the representatives from Suzhou a thing or two

29 Sep 2012 - 11:49PM