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2017/02/15 | Lavanya Garg
India: 5 Percent of Women have Sole Control over Choosing Husband
A woman’s power to make decisions is greatly influenced by the role of social norms in India, though it may differ between regions there has been little improvement since the Indian Human Development Survey conducted 12 years ago.
2017/02/07 | Edward White
Indonesia Under Fire for ‘HIV-Free’ Scholarship
An estimated 690,000 people were living with HIV in Indonesia in 2015, including 17,000 children.
2017/02/03 | Kyodo News
Learning the Singapore Way of Topping Global Education Rankings
Some teachers think while it is good that the country is ranked number one in the world for math and science education, they are concerned about the stress level on the children.
2017/02/02 | Lu Dan
Why I Quit My Job at a Language Training Company in China
Seeing how teachers and salespeople exploit students’ anxieties left me disillusioned and cynical.
2017/01/28 | Jeffrey Hutton
In Indonesia, Change Doesn’t Start at Home
Attitudes in Indonesia aren't terribly liberal to begin with. One survey has found that gay, lesbian and transgendered Indonesian were the most hated group in the country.
2017/01/27 | Kate Bailey
BOOK REVIEW: 'Academic Diary: Or Why Higher Education Still Matters'
Presenting a collection of diary-style entries as though from a single academic year, Les Back chronicles three decades of his career in 'Academic Diary: Or Why Higher Education Still Matters.' The book offers witty and thought-provoking insight into such topics as writing, PhD supervision, viva examiners and dealing with academic colleagues, as well as reflecting on some of the serious challenges facing higher education today. Kate Bailey anticipates that this book will become a firm favourite that will be read, and re-read, for years to come.
2017/01/26 | Lu Hongyong
Why A Crackdown on Private Tutoring Will Benefit Students
My son’s school life has been dominated by stress, overwork, and anxiety to succeed — but new legislation may remedy the situation.
2017/01/25 | David Prentice
Is Taiwan Ready to Kick the Generalissimo, Again?
Students at a Taipei university think it is time Taiwan stops honoring an authoritarian dictator.
2017/01/23 | Kyodo News
Daughter of Refugee Strives to Build Japanese School in Vietnam
‘My dream is to do something that would serve as a bridge between Japan and Vietnam,’ says Doan Thy Trang.
2017/01/19 | Olivia Yang
Why Aren't Social Businesses Booming in Taiwan?
'I’ve seen many Taiwanese social businesses trying very hard and are doing a good job, but the international community doesn’t see their efforts.'
2017/01/18 | Ryan Jones
One Foot in the Real World, the Other in a Virtual One
The Taiwan Virtual Reality Meetup in Taipei is an experiential social gathering of foreign residents and Taiwanese who share an interest in interactive and immersive technologies.
2017/01/11 | Edward White
My Party or My People? Indigenous Legislator on the Fight for Self-Determination in Taiwan
Taiwan looks set to open the door for its indigenous people to achieve some degree of autonomy. Will the rest of the population accept it?
2017/01/07 | Yuan-ling Liang
The App Students in Taiwan Can't Live Without
Ten questions with a co-founder of a Taiwan startup tapping into the nation's university market.
2017/01/05 | The Japan Times
Japan's State-sponsored Scholarships
Japan's government is in need to improve its scholarship program with half of its university students relying on student loans while 60,000 children from low-income households enter college each year.
2016/12/27 | Hsu Chia-yu
Nazi Parade School Slammed for Misrepresenting Indigenous Massacre
The students have been slammed for being 'disrespectful' and 'totally ignorant of history.'
2016/12/27 | ZiQing Low
Taiwan Nazi Parade Continues Decades of Ignorance; Netizens Defend Students
Taiwan's Jewish leaders say the incident is 'a cause for great concern,' while some Taiwanese are defending the students.
2016/12/26 | Bonnie Bley
Asia’s Educational Arms Race
Education has become East Asia’s flagship product and the latest tool in a state’s soft-power toolkit.
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