Asia

Cash transaction

Weiming Education Group, the largest provider of private schools in China, is branching out into the US

Demonstrator holding poster of Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-tung), Shanghai

Both the government and resurgent left-wing groups are promoting ‘red education’ in the country’s universities

Mao Zedong portrait/Herd of zebra grazing on African plain

Ellie Bothwell reports on what both regions gain – and lose – from the Sino-African partnership

Sana Mustafa, Syrian student

A recipient of the Institute of International Education’s Syrian scholarship fund describes her experience at a US university

Hayley Warnham illustration (21 April 2016)

Investing in the education of millions of young people can help defuse a security time bomb, argue Faisal Abbas and Abdur Rehman Cheema

Jonathan Mirsky speaking to Fang Lizhi

Book of the week: The Chinese government’s persecution of Fang Lizhi remains baffling, says Jonathan Mirsky

Image of African continent

China’s motives, like the West’s, are mixed, but it clearly has a role to play in building capacity in African higher education

Shop signs on street in South Korea

Sung-Mo Kang says the university has increased its support to international staff and students but it is still difficult to recruit from overseas

China flag, chinese

Li Keqiang also demands institutions stop duplicating research

Armed guard standing in front of flag of Turkey

The international scholarly community must take meaningful steps to support Academics for Peace, says Mehmet Ugur

Hong Kong

Prestigious event will bring together leaders from some of the world’s best universities

Stephen Hawking Weibo

Following previous trips to the country, physicist receives huge welcome after joining Chinese social network

Cable car system, Ocean Park, Hong Kong, China

Rankings efforts must not detract from university mission, says Hong Kong University of Science and Technology president Tony Chan

Humanoid robot Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

How did some of the youngest institutions make such a strong showing in the rankings?

Piotr Lisek wins pole vault, ISTAF, Germany, 2015

Fledgling institutions make the most of freedom to create their own strategies and niches

Phil Baty, Times Higher Education World University Rankings editor

Times Higher Education expands number of universities ranked to capture vigorous and active sector, says World University Rankings editor Phil Baty

Young boy dressed as superhero, world's best young universities

The UK has the most institutions in the Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 Rankings 2016

Woman viewing 'Figure with arms crossed' sculpture by Daniel Arsham, Singapore

Region’s economy draws students back from foreign universities, says National University of Singapore deputy dean

South Korea flag

Football team being doused in ‘milky fermented alcohol’ shines light on practice more commonly associated with the US

Chinese soldier with face in flag of China, Beijing, 2015

Staff in the UK ‘desperate’ to work with Chinese partners but say they do not understand the legislation