Mar 18, 2013 19:50 EDT
US police said Monday they had likely foiled a bomb and gun attack at a Florida university, after an early morning incident that saw the mastermind of the plot apparently take his own life.
Mar 13, 2013 17:46 EDT
Google said Wednesday that it has bought a Canadian startup specializing in getting machines to understand what people are trying to say.
Mar 11, 2013 06:47 EDT
Harvard University administrators secretly searched the e-mail accounts of 16 resident deans in an effort to learn who leaked information about a student cheating scandal to the news media, two US newspapers reported Monday.
Mar 05, 2013 12:04 EST
The recession ravaging Spain's economy has not held back Amancio Ortega, a railwayman's son from Galicia, who has just leaped to third place in Forbes magazine's listing of the richest people in the world.
Feb 25, 2013 23:25 EST
Teenage boys in a Shanghai school are on the front line of teaching reform after the world's top-scoring education system introduced male-only classes over worries they are lagging girls.
Feb 22, 2013 05:26 EST
Pretoria Magistrate Desmond Nair announced on Friday that he will rule on Oscar Pistorius's bail application around 2:30 pm (1230 GMT), on the fourth day of court arguments.
Feb 21, 2013 03:39 EST
Older workers should take further education courses in order to make themselves employable later into their sixties, higher education minister David Willetts said in comments published Thursday.
Jan 15, 2013 21:42 EST
US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas caused a major stir when he broke a nearly seven-year silence this week to crack a joke during oral arguments in a case before the highest court in the land.
Dec 26, 2012 22:30 EST
Hiroshima University said it would bestow honorary doctorates on three former students from Southeast Asia who survived the 1945 atomic bombing of the Japanese city.
Dec 24, 2012 15:50 EST
Defence Minister Ehud Barak on Monday confirmed a government decision to officially recognise the status of the first Israeli university established in the occupied West Bank.
Dec 24, 2012 14:26 EST
Defence Minister Ehud Barak on Monday confirmed a government decision to officially recognise the status of the first settler university established in the occupied West Bank.
Dec 11, 2012 19:00 EST
The University of Iowa has agreed to add LGBT-inclusive language to its admissions forms. The University of Iowa becomes the nation's first public institution of higher learning to add LGBT-inclusive language to its admission forms. ?Do you identify with the LGBTQ Community?? the new college admission application asks. An additional ?Transgender? option is also included. Both questions are optional. ?The move by the University of Iowa administrators to include these specific LGBT identity questions represent a growing paradigm shift in higher education to actively recognize out LGBT youth populations and to exercise greater responsibility for LGBT student safety, retention and academic success,? Shane Windmeyer, executive director of Campus Pride, the nation's leading advocate for LGBT students, said in a statement lauding the university's move. ?For the first time, a major, public and national research university has taken efforts to identify their LGBT students from the very first mo
Dec 10, 2012 03:54 EST
An Indian college announced on Monday it had banned girls from wearing jeans, short dresses and T-shirts to crack down on sexual harassment, sparking outrage from pupils and rights campaigners.
Dec 09, 2012 09:11 EST
Sudanese police used tear gas and batons on Sunday against hundreds of protesters who rallied in support of four dead students originally from the conflict-plagued Darfur region, witnesses said.
Dec 09, 2012 06:40 EST
Sudanese police used tear gas and batons on Sunday against protesters marching in support of four dead students originally from the conflict-plagued Darfur region, witnesses said.
Dec 08, 2012 11:37 EST
Sudanese authorities on Saturday shut a university after four students, originally from the conflict-plagued Darfur region, were found dead following an alleged crackdown on a tuition protest.
Nov 10, 2012 07:28 EST
The group Doctors Without Borders has aided victims of war and disease in countries like Sudan, Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Nov 08, 2012 13:16 EST
Millions of young Asians studying in developed countries have fuelled a $200 billion global market in student housing, an international property group said Thursday.
Nov 02, 2012 10:17 EDT
Three top Dutch medical schools are asking thousands of travellers to tropical countries to donate stool samples on return for a study into the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.
Nov 01, 2012 15:43 EDT
Former Penn State University president Graham Spanier faces charges in connection with the Jerry Sandusky child molesting scandal, Pennsylvania's attorney general announced on Thursday.