17 Apr, 2011 in Education in Taiwan
Taiwanese Higher-Education Internationalization

A few months back I was asked to report on my experiences with the Taiwanese education system as an international who studied there for a year. Since I wrote quite a lot about the positive side of my experience as living in Taiwan I get quite a few emails with questions regarding pursuing a degree […]

30 Jun, 2010 in Rankings
Best Asian Universities - Rankings 2010

Looking for the best universities in Asia? There are so many rankings and lists out there, so it gets confusing. Let me try and help you…   Following is the top world university rankings for the Asian academic universities analyzed for year 2010. These rankings vary in methodology and the things they evaluate. …

30 Sep, 2009 in HKUST
HKUST campus : Study in Hong Kong

This is a follow-up post to a previous post “The International Student Experience in Hong Kong (& HKUST)” after I received a few questions and queries by email. I’ll try to address those each topic at the time. Disclaimer – Please note that my perspective is limited …

2 Sep, 2009 in HKUST

Although Hong Kong is probably as global as you can get in East Asia, surprisingly, there aren’t that many international students studying in Hong Kong. Occasionally, I get emails from prospect students who look for information about studying in Hong Kong and come across my blog, asking me what my impressions are about studying …

25 May, 2009 in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Global Education

South China Morning Post recently came out with a series of fascinating articles on the state of education in Hong Kong. As Hong Kong struggles to become an international education hub, HK media is reporting on the overwhelmingly increasing number of non-local students dominating the research positions in Hong Kong’s top universities. What does …

22 May, 2009 in HK Places
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I went to visit Chinese University of Hong Kong the other week for a day seminar with some local and mainland students and could appreciate one of Hong Kong’s top universities for the first time (update : Chinese University of Hong Kong was recently ranked as Asia’s 2nd best university). They surprised me with a […]

8 Mar, 2009 in HKUST, Rankings
Academic Rankings, Ratings, Impact Factors and Top Tier Journals

Having been here in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology for about a month I can now say that the university is very serious about what it’s doing. Honestly, I’ve never seen anything quite like it. The whole academic language revolves around publishing with the common usage of "top-tier journals" "high impact factors". …

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