GNDU records 21.5 pc increase in admissions, reverses trend

Nitin Jain / Chandigarh Reversing the trend of more and more students from Punjab going abroad for higher education, the Guru Nanak DevUniversity (GNDU) has recorded a whopping 21.5 per cent increase in the admissions this academic session. This includes 15 per cent increase in the intake of students from outside Punjab. Confirming the development, […]

Top Mexico university blames deadly bridge collapse on weak supports

By Daina Beth Solomon MEXICO CITY, Oct 28 : Mexico’s elite Tecnologico de Monterrey university said on Friday that structural shortcomings contributed to the collapse of walkways on its Mexico City campus in an earthquake last month, killing five college students. Rashid Abella Yunes, the school’s vice-president for the Mexico City region, told Reuters that […]

Pyongyang university needs non-US teachers as travel ban leaves staff shortages

By Christine Kim SEOUL, Oct 25 : The only western-funded university in North Korea is scrambling to recruit teachers not from the United States after a U.S. travel ban to the isolated country forced the school to start the September semester with only half of its faculty. According to a recruitment notice from a faculty […]

Hopes and fears as American University in Afghanistan reopens after deadly attack

By Josh Smith KABUL, Mar 27 : For Kabul political science student Rahmatullah Amiri, shot three times in a Taliban raid on the American University of Afghanistan last August and still on crutches, restarting classes is the best possible answer to his attackers. “The only thing I can do to tell those terrorists that what […]

Stop hurling insults and listen, Pope Francis tells politicians

By Philip Pullella ROME, Feb 17 : Politicians should lower the volume of their debates and stop insulting each other, Pope Francis said today, adding that leaders should be open to dialogue with perceived enemies or risk sowing the seeds of war. “Insulting has become normal,” he said in a 45-minute-long improvised talk to university […]

Ohio State attacker may have been inspired by overseas militants, FBI says

By Alex Dobuzinskis Undated, Dec 1 : A Somali immigrant who injured 11 people in a car and knife attack at Ohio State University may have been inspired by Islamic State and the late al Qaeda-linked cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, an FBI official said. The Islamic State militant group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attack […]