Education

Global Industry Inspired to Innovate Sustainable Products Using Space Technology

SHANGHAI, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Today at the Sustainability Space Day in Shanghai, innovation and sustainability project Down To Earth gathers top stakeholders from industry, government and academia. The purpose is to discuss how commercialized space technologies can generate a more sustainab...

2010-10-11 14:23 1292

EPFL Shines in the Sun

SHANGHAI, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- EPFL (l'Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne), ranked in 2009 by Shanghai Jiao Tong University as the top European University in the fields of Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences, has excelled in the increasingly vital area of solar energy technolo...

2010-10-11 08:30 1614

Whose Side Are You On? Consumers Group Asks Boston Herald Readers to Not Support Empires of Collusion

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Today, with the backdrop of the RISI North American Forest Products Conference wrapping up in Boston, the Consumers Alliance for Global Prosperity (CAGP) (http://consumerprosperity.com) launched a full page ad in the Boston Herald (http://pulpwars.com/downl...

2010-10-09 08:49 922

HEEACT Releases a New Outstanding & Objective World University Ranking

TAIPEI, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- A professional evaluation organization, "HEEACT", releases its 2010 "Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities", and for the first time, HEEACT further offers the extended subject based rankings in the science and technology fields, which is ...

2010-10-06 19:35 1268

ITUC: World Day for Decent Work 2010

BRUSSELS, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Trade unions across the world are mobilising on 7 October to tackle the global economic and employment crisis and demand fundamental reform of the world economy. The organisers of more than 100 activities have already posted information on their events onto t...

2010-10-06 17:30 975

World Teachers' Day 2010

- Recovery Begins With Teachers! BRUSSELS, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On 5 October, millions of teachers and education workers will be joined by children, young people and parents across the globe to celebrate World Teachers' Day. They will pay tribute to the teaching profession and its ...

2010-10-04 22:00 1083

London Business School Hong Kong Alumni Club Joins Worldwide Alumni Celebrations

Focusing on the Future of Capitalism HONG KONG, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- London Business School's Hong Kong Alumni Club participates in the sixth Worldwide Alumni Celebration today (30 September) by hosting a dinner party for its 300-strong alumni community in Hong Kong. It is one of 90 eve...

2010-09-30 16:14 2092

Children’s short videos from around the world on display at Shanghai Expo

UNICEF event to highlight role of media in children’s right to expression BEIJING, Sept 29 /PRNewswire-Asia/ --“The World in One Minute” event launched today by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) at the Shanghai Expo’s UN Pavilion provided an insight into the lives, dreams, and views o...

2010-09-29 10:38 1168

Toronto is the Lowest Risk City in the World for Employers, Says Aon Consulting

-- People Risk Index helps organizations assess risks when hiring, employing and moving staff CHICAGO, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- A first-of-its kind global study found Toronto to be the city with the lowest risk in the world to recruit, employ and relocate employees, according to Aon Consulti...

2010-09-27 19:00 1595

Clinton Global Initiative will receive US$1 million to implement students’ ideas from the 2011 Hult Global Case Challenge

BOSTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Hult International Business School announced today at the Clinton Global Initiative’s (CGI) Annual Meeting in New York that it will donate US$1 million to the CGI to implement the best ideas generated by students in the 2011 Hult Global Case Challenge. The 2011...

2010-09-27 08:00 1733

Voice Interaction System 'MMDAgent' Makes Popular 3D Character Available for Lively Chat

NAGOYA, Japan, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Speech Processing Laboratory of the Nagoya Institute of Technology has produced a prototype of "MMDAgent," a software toolkit to build a voice interaction system running on PCs. A voice interaction system built with "MMDAgent" allows a PC user to have...

2010-09-25 11:59 1418

New Oriental Announces Preliminary Results for the Fiscal Quarter Ended August 31, 2010; Will Report Final First Fiscal Quarter Financial Results on October 18, 2010

BEIJING and HONG KONG, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- New Oriental Education and Technology Group Inc. (the "Company" or "New Oriental") (NYSE: EDU), the largest provider of private educational services in China, today announced preliminary selected unaudited financial results for the fiscal quarter ...

2010-09-24 16:00 1208

AIA Enters Into Agreements With Shanghai-based ORACLE BAY Co., Ltd. and the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

SHANGHAI, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On September 10th, the Association of International Accountants (AIA) and the Shanghai-based ORACLE BAY CO., LTD. reached an agreement of cooperation and held a signing ceremony for the agreement at ORACLE BAY's headquarters. That afternoon, AIA also signed an...

2010-09-23 15:26 797

GSMA's Global Mobile Awards To Recognise Mobile Innovation in Learning

LONDON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The GSMA, which represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry, has launched its prestigious 16th Annual Global Mobile Awards programme. New categories have been added to recognise excellence, achievement and innovation in the broad and...

2010-09-23 16:30 1164

China Education Alliance To Open Six New Tutoring Centers in Beijing, China

HARBIN, China, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Education Alliance, Inc. (NYSE: CEU), a China-based education resource and services company, announced today that based on the success of its first tutoring service center in Beijing, the Company will open six new education centers in this are...

2010-09-22 20:00 769

Press Statement by Renata Dessallien, United Nations Resident Coordinator in China

BEIJING, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- This week, heads of state and government from 140 countries around the world are gathered in New York to assess progress toward their commitment, ten years ago, to meet the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. The MDG global progress report to...

2010-09-21 18:27 998

Gulf Plans Ahead to Bridge Education-Employment Gap

MANAMA, Bahrain, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Gulf must collaborate in matching education to future labour market needs as a population boom transforms the region and its increasingly pivotal role in the global economy, opinion leaders have said ahead of an education summit in Bahrain. In the ...

2010-09-21 00:23 1207

Chen Kun Appointed UNICEF Special Advocate for Global Handwashing Day

Major film star to tell the public that handwashing with soap saves lives BEIJING, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Chen Kun, one of China's leading film and recording artists, was today officially appointed Special Advocate for Global Handwashing Day by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) ...

2010-09-17 18:04 1200

Students Bring Space Technology Down to Earth at the Swedish pavilion

SHANGHAI, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Opening up innovation competitions for students to speed up the transfer of space technology to create sustainable solutions. At a workshop at the Swedish Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo, twelve top students from Sweden and China will explore the new field of...

2010-09-17 18:07 1200

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects to Design New University of Iowa Performing Arts Center

Firm selected from international pool for Hancher Auditorium NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The University of Iowa has chosen Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (http://www.pcparch.com ) to design the new Hancher Auditorium (http://www.hancher.uiowa.edu ), a replacement for the reno...

2010-09-16 12:54 1781