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Edu renaissance

Edu renaissance Author Da Hsuan Feng
ISBN-10 9789814632720
Release 2016-03-29
Pages 468
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Born in New Delhi, raised in Singapore, and educated "everywhere", including Asia, the United States, and Europe — Professor Feng Da Hsuan (冯达旋) is the epitome of a man who has worn many hats in both the East and West. From being the Vice President for Research and Economic Development of the University of Texas at Dallas, Advisor to the Vice Chairperson of the United States Congressional Armed Services Committee and Senior Vice President of Global Strategy, Development and Evaluation at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, to his current position as the Director of Global Affairs and Special Advisor to Rector, University of Macau, Professor Feng's wealth of experience has complemented his inquisitive mind, foresight, and forward-looking nature on education and its future, evident in his speeches, articles, and reviews from the last decade and a half. Edu-renaissance: Notes from a Globetrotting Higher Educator brings together 50 of these pieces and they cover a wide range of ever-relevant topics such as the value of higher education in society, the role Asian universities have in the world, and hot topics like university ranking. Professor Feng also shares his new ideas and insight on promising young universities and higher education in the 21st century. One example is his emphasis on how the promotion of liberal arts and interdisciplinary approaches are the way forward for higher education institutions in the 21st century. By relating these topics to countries such as Taiwan, Korea, India, China, the United States, Israel, and Russia, this volume is ideal for readers who are part of a global community concerned about one of the most important issues in the world today — education. Contents:On the Nobel PrizeOn University RankingPublic Policy and EducationIT and EducationThe Budding UniversitiesThe New EraNew IdeasOn IndiaOn ChinaOn IsraelOn RussiaNoteworthy People Readership: Readers interested in higher education trends in the East and West, higher educators, academics, and individuals involved in higher education networks. Key Features:Covers a wide range of ever-relevant topics such as the value of higher education in society, the role Asian universities have in the world, and hot topics like university rankingThe author shares new ideas and insight on promising young universities and higher education in the 21st centuryA holistic and objective account of the higher education industry obtained through the globetrotting experiences of the author

International Students in American Colleges and Universities

International Students in American Colleges and Universities Author T. Bevis
ISBN-10 9780230609754
Release 2007-11-26
Pages 285
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A fascinating and important history of foreign students in American higher education. The book will have appeal to specialists in student services, but also to the thousands of faculty members responsible for teaching and mentoring foreign students.

Dao Of Managing Higher Education In Asia

Dao Of Managing Higher Education In Asia Author Yu Sing Ong
ISBN-10 9789813203020
Release 2017-01-05
Pages 184
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As Higher Education becomes increasingly important in the world, so does the task of Higher Education Management. This book serves as a practical guide to administrators and leaders who are actively involved in setting the direction of their Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). It covers relevant theories and specific research topics to provide a comprehensive view of private HEIs in Singapore and Malaysia, as well as an insight into the research methodologies applicable to analyse HEIs. This is the first book about Asian Private Education Management written by an author who is also an administrator and professor of a university. As such, it is a real insight into the workings and thinking of private university leaders. This book also serves as a guide for administrators and researchers who wish to understand problems related to the education industry from a business process reengineering perspective.

American Cocktail

American Cocktail Author Anita Reynolds
ISBN-10 9780674369337
Release 2014-02-24
Pages 352
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This is the rollicking, never-before-published memoir of a fascinating African American woman with an uncanny knack for being in the right place in the most interesting times. Actress, dancer, model, literary critic, psychologist, and free-spirited provocateur, Anita Reynolds was, as her Parisian friends nicknamed her, an American Cocktail.


1434 Author Gavin Menzies
ISBN-10 9780061983245
Release 2009-10-06
Pages 416
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The New York Times bestselling author of 1421 offers another stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence that traces the roots of the European Renaissance to Chinese exploration in the fifteenth century The brilliance of the Renaissance laid the foundation of the modern world. Textbooks tell us that it came about as a result of a rediscovery of the ideas and ideals of classical Greece and Rome. But now bestselling historian Gavin Menzies makes the startling argument that in the year 1434, China—then the world's most technologically advanced civilization—provided the spark that set the European Renaissance ablaze. From that date onward, Europeans embraced Chinese intellectual ideas, discoveries, and inventions, all of which form the basis of western civilization today. Florence and Venice of the early fifteenth century were hubs of world trade, attracting traders from across the globe. Based on years of research, this marvelous history argues that a Chinese fleet—official ambassadors of the emperor—arrived in Tuscany in 1434, where they were received by Pope Eugenius IV in Florence. The delegation presented the influential pope with a wealth of Chinese learning from a diverse range of fields: art, geography (including world maps that were passed on to Christopher Columbus and Ferdinand Magellan), astronomy, mathematics, printing, architecture, steel manufacturing, military weaponry, and more. This vast treasure trove of knowledge spread across Europe, igniting the legendary inventiveness of the Renaissance, including the work of such geniuses as da Vinci, Copernicus, Galileo, and more. In 1434, Gavin Menzies combines this long-overdue historical reexamination with the excitement of an investigative adventure. He brings the reader aboard the remarkable Chinese fleet as it sails from China to Cairo and Florence, and then back across the world. Erudite and brilliantly reasoned, 1434 will change the way we see ourselves, our history, and our world.

Internationalisation of African Higher Education

Internationalisation of African Higher Education Author Chika Sehoole
ISBN-10 9789462093119
Release 2013-10-30
Pages 190
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The role of higher education, especially the international dimension, is given little importance in the discourse on achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Africa. This book aims to change that. The potential of higher education’s contribution to Africa’s development remains unrealized and often misunderstood. In today’s globalised world, which prioritises economic growth through liberalised trade and competitive market strategies, much emphasis has been placed on higher education’s ability to produce graduates to serve the labour market and produce new knowledge for the knowledge economy. While these are important contributions, the book argues that international higher education and new knowledge must go beyond economic purposes and serve the human and social development needs of the continent. It is against this background that the African Network for the Internationalisation of Education (ANIE) undertook research on the international dimension of higher education in Africa and its role in the achievement of the MDGs. Through empirical research, seven case studies address how international and regional higher education programmes and policies in African universities can address MDG priorities of promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, combating HIV/AIDS and establishing global partnerships for development through academic mobility, joint research initiatives, curriculum innovation and policy development.


Uranium Author Tom Zoellner
ISBN-10 9781101024522
Release 2009-03-05
Pages 368
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The fascinating story of the most powerful source of energy the earth can yield Uranium is a common element in the earth's crust and the only naturally occurring mineral with the power to end all life on the planet. After World War II, it reshaped the global order-whoever could master uranium could master the world. Marie Curie gave us hope that uranium would be a miracle panacea, but the Manhattan Project gave us reason to believe that civilization would end with apocalypse. Slave labor camps in Africa and Eastern Europe were built around mine shafts and America would knowingly send more than six hundred uranium miners to their graves in the name of national security. Fortunes have been made from this yellow dirt; massive energy grids have been run from it. Fear of it panicked the American people into supporting a questionable war with Iraq and its specter threatens to create another conflict in Iran. Now, some are hoping it can help avoid a global warming catastrophe. In Uranium, Tom Zoellner takes readers around the globe in this intriguing look at the mineral that can sustain life or destroy it.

What Every Postdoc Needs to Know

What Every Postdoc Needs to Know Author Liz Elvidge
ISBN-10 9781786342379
Release 2017-02-27
Pages 280
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Thinking of starting a postdoc? Want to know how to move on from a postdoc? Or simply want to make the best of your postdoc years? Being a postdoc is not a career ... but it can be the pivotal point in the making of one. This friendly, practical, and occasionally humorous guide to all things postdoc combines the three authors’ vast experience of postdoc careers and personal development. This is a guide to developing, advancing and furthering yourself and your career. In working through exercises, learning from the experience of others (including the trials and tribulations of the authors), and seeking out information, we hope you will consider what success means on your own terms. In its pages you will find advice on: Choosing the right postdoc for youMaximising your postdoc contract for personal and professional goalsSelecting and attaining your next career step (academic or otherwise) Your postdoc is part of the journey towards a range of career destinations; from an industrial R&D specialist to politician, from lecturer to spin-out Chief Executive, and this book is designed to help you get there. Providing indispensable advice on UK-based postdocs for national and international students, it is perfect for those making exciting transitions (student to postdoc, postdoc to the wide world of careers beyond) or for those who simply want to take their postdoc up a gear. Request Inspection Copy

Liberal Arts at the Brink

Liberal Arts at the Brink Author Victor E. Ferrall
ISBN-10 9780674049727
Release 2011
Pages 288
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Liberal arts colleges represent a tiny portion of the higher education market, yet produce a stunning percentage of America’s leaders. But the demand for career-related education has pressured them to become vocational, distorting their mission and core values. Liberal Art At the Brink is a wake-up call for everyone who values liberal arts education.

The New Review

The New Review Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B2874409
Release 1893
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The New Review has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The New Review also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The New Review book for free.

The 4 Hour Work Week

The 4 Hour Work Week Author Timothy Ferriss
ISBN-10 9781446490594
Release 2011-08-31
Pages 416
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A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it's not all about work Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: * How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week * How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want * How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs * How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist * How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'. This new updated and expanded edition includes: More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point * Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal * How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times * The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

The Underground History of American Education

The Underground History of American Education Author John Taylor Gatto
ISBN-10 0945700040
Release 2001-01
Pages 412
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The underground history of the American education will take you on a journey into the background, philosophy, psychology, politics, and purposes of compulsion schooling.

The New Review

The New Review Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015031302576
Release 1893
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The New Review has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The New Review also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The New Review book for free.

The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum Author James Silk Buckingham
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105011794927
Release 1892
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The Athenaeum has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Athenaeum also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Athenaeum book for free.

The Western Heritage

The Western Heritage Author Donald Kagan
ISBN-10 0205705154
Release 2009-06-24
Pages 432
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Written by leading scholars in the field, this authoritative text presents an engaging and balanced narrative of the central developments in Western history. Seamlessly integrating coverage of social, cultural, and political history, the presentation reflects a flexible chronological organization. The Tenth Edition provides updated scholarship, expanded coverage of European imperialism prior to World War I, streamlined coverage of the period between the two World Wars, and a brand new feature—Compare & Connect—which presents students with two or more documents that reflect opposing viewpoints on a topic and engages them to become part of the historical discourse.

The Athen um

The Athen  um Author
ISBN-10 UIUC:30112042710530
Release 1892
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The Athen um has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Athen um also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Athen um book for free.

The Geography of Genius

The Geography of Genius Author Eric Weiner
ISBN-10 9781451691689
Release 2016-01-05
Pages 368
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Tag along on this New York Times bestselling “witty, entertaining romp” (The New York Times Book Review) as Eric Winer travels the world, from Athens to Silicon Valley—and back through history, too—to show how creative genius flourishes in specific places at specific times. In this “intellectual odyssey, traveler’s diary, and comic novel all rolled into one” (Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness), acclaimed travel writer Weiner sets out to examine the connection between our surroundings and our most innovative ideas. A “superb travel guide: funny, knowledgeable, and self-deprecating” (The Washington Post), he explores the history of places like Vienna of 1900, Renaissance Florence, ancient Athens, Song Dynasty Hangzhou, and Silicon Valley to show how certain urban settings are conducive to ingenuity. With his trademark insightful humor, this “big-hearted humanist” (The Wall Street Journal) walks the same paths as the geniuses who flourished in these settings to see if the spirit of what inspired figures like Socrates, Michelangelo, and Leonardo remains. In these places, Weiner asks, “What was in the air, and can we bottle it?” “Fun and thought provoking” (Miami Herald), The Geography of Genius reevaluates the importance of culture in nurturing creativity and “offers a practical map for how we can all become a bit more inventive” (Adam Grant, author of Originals).