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Living in Germany: children out of school early get parents fined

Police stationed at a Bavarian airport fined several parents for taking their children on holiday before the official start of school holidays, local media reported recently […]

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Education in China: 6.3 million college graduates in 2010 to pose severe challenges to job market

China’s Education Minister Yuan Guiren warned recently that the country’s record number of 6.3 million college graduates next year would pose “severe challenges” to the job market.

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Education in China: Village students often ‘forgotten’

Children from remote mountain villages in Chongqing municipality struggle against the cold weather during long walks to get to school – proof of their desire to go to school and learn […]

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Education in China: Students shop for university courses abroad

More than 20,000 Chinese Students packed the Shanghai East Asia Exhibition Hall during an annual education fair by overseas schools […]

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Education in China: Shanghai MBAs in global spotlight

FOUR Shanghai Executive MBA programs have been ranked among the world’s top 50 by the prestigious London Financial Times […]

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Education in China: Autodesk to support China’s engineering education with software, training

Autodesk, a world leader in 2D and 3D design software, is to donate its latest software worth 50 million U.S. dollars to 50 Chinese universities and secondary vocational schools, said a memorandum signed here recently […]

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Education in China: Chinese students studying abroad exceed 1.39 million

From 1978 to the end of last year, the total number of Chinese students studying abroad reached 1.3915 million. Zhang Xiuqin, Director General for the Department of International Cooperation and Exchange under the Chinese Ministry of Education, said that since reform and opening-up (1978) to the end of 2008, nearly 390,000 students returned to China after their studies abroad […]

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John Wooden’s “Coaching for people, not points” talk at TED

With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father’s wisdom […]

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Internet in China: Search engine users up 33.6% year-on-year, exceeding 200 million

Search engine users in China reached 203 million by the end of 2008, with a yearly growth rate of 33.6 percent, according to the latest statistics released by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) recently. The “2008 Report on Chinese Search Engine User Behavior” published by CNNIC points out that the search engine market continued to develop at a high speed in 2008, and more netizens began to try search engine services with different characteristics […]

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Education in China: Experts want college curriculum shake-up

As more young people elect to stay longer at colleges and universities because of the shortage of job opportunities, some education experts and company executives are saying that the current Chinese college education system is too academic to help young people find work. “We should introduce more vocational programs and market-oriented approaches to our college […]