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2nd China university starts Rhodes-style program

Peking University

An elite Chinese university announced plans for China’s second international program modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship, as the country seeks more influence in global education and greater international prestige befitting its economic rise. Beijing-based Peking University said it will launch the Yenching Academy to recruit top scholars from China and the world to study in a one-year master’s degree program. ... Read More »

Peking University – University of Melbourne cooperates on Psychiatry Research and Training

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By Ma Rongrong The signing ceremony of Psychiatric Research and Training cooperation project between Peking University and the University of Melbourne was held in Peking University on April 1. A joint collaboration of world-class mental health experts engaged in psychiatry, neurobiology and social psychiatry from both universities will be brought together to study issues on mental health, such as schizophrenia ... Read More »

China’s universities must go beyond classroom learning to excel

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Irene Shao says higher education on the mainland must embrace holistic, open-minded learning before its universities can be called world-class Peking University may be the best higher education establishment in China but it’s far from being world-class. And the problem isn’t about funding or the quality of students and faculty; during my time there, I met some very intelligent and ... Read More »

New international students get a warm welcome

International Student Orientation

With temperatures in Kingston dipping below -25 degrees, law student Diksha Jhinga could draw only one parallel to her life back home in India. “It’s like a deep freeze outside,” she laughed. “It’s like I just walked into the deep freeze in my kitchen!” Hailing from New Delhi, Ms. Jhinga was one of more than 200 newly arrived international students ... Read More »

Top Chinese universities to enroll student pilots

Beijing University

A total of 87 student pilots from military colleges will be able to study in public universities in China, the first of its kind in the country. According to an official military news website, the new practice, which starts from 2013, will enable Peking University, Tsinghua University and The Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics to enroll 25, 32, and ... Read More »

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology tops Asian universities ranking

HKUST

For the third consecutive year, the University of Science and Technology of Hong Kong (HKUST) is leading the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian ranking of universities, followed by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the National University of Singapore (NUS), both of which are in second places. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has fallen to the seventh place ... Read More »

Tsinghua University offers online courses

Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University will offer several Internet courses as part of an attempt to develop an online syllabus, principal Chen Jining said at the Massive Online Education Forum held in Beijing on June 3. There has been a boom in online education since Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, first became popular in American universities last year. Millions of students from ... Read More »

University of Queensland to offer free online courses

University of Queensland

By Tim Dodd University of Queensland vice chancellor Peter Hoj has joined the rush to ­provide free online courses because he believes there is a fundamental change under way in higher education. After announcing last week that UQ would join edX, the massive open online course (MOOC) provider founded by Harvard and MIT, Professor Hoj said he believed universities could ... Read More »

Asian universities seen moving up further in international rankings

National University of Singapore

The Asian universities are already starting to move up the international rankings quickly and are expected to rise further, driven by the huge amount of resources going to them and the increasing amount of research they are doing, leaders of some of the top universities said. Speaking with Xinhua on the sidelines of a forum in Singapore on university management, ... Read More »

Top universities drop English exams

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China’s top universities began their annual independent recruitment exams, with English no longer included among compulsory subjects. In most of these universities, applicants for science and engineering majors will only be required to take math and physics exams, while art students will be required to take Chinese and math exams. Yu Han, an enrollment officer at Tsinghua University, said the subject ... Read More »

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