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A few months ago the parents of a young Cambodian girl decided to put her in a Chinese learning school. Asked why they didn’t choose English instead the answer was to offer her a better Future.
Less and less Japanese students enrolled in U.S. universities. Chinese, Indian and Korean students more ambitious. .November 13, 2012 | Main Editorial Team
Young Japanese show every year their lack of willingness to study abroad. The number of Japanese students enrolled in U.S. universities in the academic year that started in fall 2011 dropped 6.2 percent from a year earlier to 19,966, compared with around 194,000 Chinese students, up 23.1 percent, the Institute of International Education said Monday.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has invited Prof. Justin Yifu Lin, Honorary Dean of National School of Development at Peking University, former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank, to present a public lecture on ‘Demystifying the Chinese Economy Eon campus next Thursday (15 November). The lecture will be conducted in English. Interested members of the public are welcome to join and register online at:http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/cpr/lectures/linyifu.
More than 20 companies participated in the first China Innovation Forum organized by the CEIBS Centre on China Innovation (CCI). Participating companies included (in alphabetical order) Akzo Nobel, Bosch, Dow Chemical, DSM, Elanco Animal Health, Ericsson, GE, GM, IBM, Jim Brothers, Philips, Praxair, Shanghai Highly Group, Shell, Sinnotech and TCL. CCI Co-Director Prof. Bruce McKern chaired the event, and CCI Co-Director Prof. George S. Yip participated via video. Also attending were CEIBS Visiting Professor of Management Dominique Jolly, CEIBS Visiting Associate Professor of Management Haiyang Li, and CEIBS Assistant Professor of management Daniel Han Ming Chang who are working on research projects with CCI.
Every Month, The Asia Career Times introduces you to a different Business Case. This month we have selected ”EQUAL EMPLOYEMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN SOUTH ASIA E
‘Equal employment opportunity’, much more than a simple acronym, is a whole concept on its own, extending its path from the basic premise of ‘human rights’. One of the most hotly debated and voiced over areas today, this topic has its proponents putting their focus on the region that is its prime victim: South Asia. While the countries of South Asia, namely Pakistan, Bangladesh and India, have made rapid progress over the last decade in various walks of life, they still lag behind the Western civilisation by having the least number of women, minorities, disabled and other people of diverse ethnic origins in their organisations.
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As part of the CEIBS MBA Innovation Tour, the CEIBS Entrepreneurship Club visited Xi’an. The aim of the Innovation tour is to help CEIBS MBA candidates understand the diverse facets of economic development and explore business opportunities across different areas of China.
The 2nd China University Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (UTEC2) was held at the Sunshine Hall of Yingjie Overseas Exchange Center. Ten teams from Peking University (PKU) , Tongji University, Northeast Normal University, Southeast University (SEU) and other seven universities performed in the final stage. Tongji University’s team won the final crown with its project “the commercial application of BM composite microbial agents Edesulfurization prior to coal burning E
After getting their honours degrees in arts or science at the college in four years, eligible students will be able to graduate with a second bachelors’ degree in Law from NUS or masters’ degree in Environmental Studies from Yale after another year of study.
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Yale-NUS College and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from NUS Faculty of Law Double Degree Programme will integrate the sciences, humanities and social sciences as well as legal training over five years, compared with the usual seven in the United States. To qualify, the 15 to 25 students admitted each year, starting from August 2013, will need to apply and get accepted by both schools. They have the option to do a semester abroad in their fourth year with NUS Law’s exchange partners worldwide. The law graduates will qualify to be called to the Singapore Bar and practise in Singapore.
For the Five-Year Concurrent Degree Programme, the Master of Environmental Science or Master of Environmental Management degree will be awarded after an additional year of study at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (YFES). In December 2016, the programme will begin accepting students who have to complete a major in environmental studies and spend one semester in Yale College. They are also expected to work in an environmental field for a year after graduating from Yale-NUS before matriculating at YFES.
Said Professor Lily Kong, the Acting Executive Vice-President (Academic Affairs) at Yale-NUS: “The two new degree programmes we have developed combine the breadth and depth of liberal arts education with the depth that comes with specialisations, whether in Law or environmental studies.” She pointed out the high value of a liberal arts degree, which would be further enhanced by a professional qualification.
Prof Kong said the Yale-NUS curriculum offers 14 majors such as Anthropology, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Life Sciences, Mathematical and Computational Sciences, and Psychology. Sample topics for elective courses include Atmosphere, Ocean and Environmental Change, Galaxies and Cosmology, Modern Art, Political Philosophy and Tropical Biodiversity (please refer to the Yale-NUS admissions prospectus for more details).
Professor Charles Bailyn, Yale-NUS’ Inaugural Dean of the Faculty, disclosed that the college has received some 2,000 applications for faculty positions. It will be offering tenures to about 30 candidates with multi-disciplinary experience from across the globe by this July.
Yale-NUS will kick off admissions activities in mid-January for students who have completed their A-Levels and International Baccalaureate diplomas last year, as well as qualifying National Service men in Singapore. The college will open in August 2013 with about 150 students and 50 staff.