The gulf states are big investors. Announcing the creation of N.Y.U. Abu Dhabi in 2007, the university’s former president, John Sexton, explained, “The costs of planning, designing and building the campus and all expenses related to the operation of N.Y.U. Abu Dhabi will be assumed by the government of Abu Dhabi.”
On Oct. 19, the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission summoned the principals of 21 local private schools to explain draft regulations that would restrict international programs in Grades 1 through 9, the years of compulsory education in China. The commission accused schools that had replaced the officially mandated curriculum, which includes classes in political ideology, of “infringing on China’s education sovereignty.”
A USC psychology professor was stabbed to death inside a campus building Friday by a 28-year-old student who was taken into custody, Los Angeles police said.
Conservatives and liberals on campuses across the country have been clashing throughout the campaign — and throughout this year of protest. But the conflict has gained new intensity since the election, and students, faculty and administrators say they expect tension to get worse once the presidential baton is passed on Inauguration Day in January.
Gone are the days when parents gifted teachers with shiny red apples.
In his Southern California prison, Zhang Xinlei, 19, from the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, is finally acquiring the education he missed in his American high schools. Now that he is actually mixing with Americans, his father says, his English is improving rapidly.
On Feb. 17, Mr. Zhang was sentenced to six years in prison on charges of kidnapping and assault for his role in an attack on a schoolmate. According to court hearings, Mr. Zhang, Zhai Yunyao and Yang Yuhan were among a group of Chinese students who kidnapped and assaulted Liu Yiran on March 30 in Rowland Heights, an unincorporated community in Los Angeles County. They stripped her, burned her with cigarettes, cut off her hair and made her eat it. A judge in the case compared it to “Lord of the Flies.” Ms. Zhai was sentenced to 13 years, and Ms. Yang to 10.
ANU's founding legislation, the 1946 "National University Act", stipulated the need for research in subjects "of national importance to Australia".
With support from the government departments of defence and external affairs, the ANU established a department of oriental languages in 1952, at first offering Chinese, Japanese and Russian, with Bahasa Indonesia soon to follow. While Russian was scrapped after the fall of communism in the early 1990s (a subject deemed to be no longer of "national importance"), these languages and the disciplines they underpin make up what is now ANU's school of culture, history and language.
The cuisine is called wafu chuka and is, simply put, Japanese-style Chinese food, or rather, Chinese dishes modified for Japanese sensibilities. It involves putting a Japanese spin on Chinese cuisine by using fewer spices and oils and adding fresh Japanese ingredients.
In Detroit’s crumbling schools, where the threat of insolvency means that basic repairs, supplies and even teachers are in short supply, 13 principals conspired with a vendor to defraud the system, siphoning away millions of dollars, federal agents and prosecutors charged on Tuesday.
A new era in public debate and polarization has dawned in India over the last few weeks following the government's crackdown on students and universities across the country under the guise of protecting "nationalist sentiment."