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California university president resigns as abuse scandal widens

Los Angeles - The president of a top California university resigned Friday in the wake of a growing scandal over a former campus gynecologist who stands accused of sexually abusing thousands of students over a period of decades.C.L.

Now's the time to invest in quantum computing skills

Futurists looking ahead for the types of skills that will be required by future generations have highlighted quantum computing skills as a core requirement for preparing for the next technological wave.

Calls mount for US university president to resign over abuse scandal

Los Angeles - Two hundred professors at one of California's top universities on Tuesday demanded the resignation of the school's president over a widening sexual abuse scandal involving a campus gynecologist.

The relentless cycle of school shootings in the United States

Santa Fe - The United States is the only developed country in the world that suffers from a relentless cycle of school shootings, such as the rampage that took yet more lives at a Texas high school on Friday.

Germany loses Holocaust reminder as survivors dwindle

Frankfurt Am Main - Renowned for its relentless confrontation of its Nazi past, Germany's culture of remembrance faces new 21st-Century challenges as survivors of World War II and the Holocaust disappear and far-right politics reemerges.

French university exams halted for hundreds as protests persist

Paris - Hundreds of French students saw their end-of-term exams suspended Monday as protesters blocked access to two universities, the latest in months of demonstrations against the government's plans to introduce more selective admission requirements.

$10 bln plan for global education launched at UN

New York - The United Nations joined the World Bank and four regional development banks on Friday to launch a plan to boost funding for education by $10 billion as new data shows a growing gap over access to schools.

Alma mater: the Pyongyang university where detainees taught

Seoul - The university where two of the latest three American detainees released by North Korea taught is unique: an institution founded and funded by foreign Christians in an isolated country that decries religion.

Pyongyang university welcomes release of Americans who taught there

Seoul - The foreign-funded university in North Korea that two of the three released American detainees taught at has welcomed the trio's release.

Anger on the barricades at France's student sit-ins

Saint-denis - Behind the graffiti-smeared barricades at universities across France, there is simmering anger among students staging sit-ins against President Emmanuel Macron -- and a good deal of eye-rolling from some of their classmates.

No 'half-naked' female students in library: Zambia university

Lusaka - Zambia's leading university on Monday asked female students to stop visiting the library "half-naked", suggesting that their skimpy outfits were distracting their male counterparts.

Anti-elitist protest shuts top French university

Paris - One of France's most prestigious universities was forced to shut Thursday after student protesters staged a campus occupation against government plans to make higher education more competitive.

Behind the barricades: images from protest-hit French universities

Paris - Anti-capitalist graffiti on the walls, broken furniture and piles of litter: protests by students in French universities have blocked teaching and led to hundreds of thousands of euros' worth of damage in recent weeks.

Polish teachers rally to demand wage hikes

Warsaw - Several thousand teachers rallied in Warsaw on Saturday demanding wage hikes a week after Poland's right-wing government announced a raft of generous spending measures in other sectors ahead of local elections this fall.

Google pledges major STEM investment

Kitchener - Google is to investment over $2 million into one of Canada’s emerging super-cluster technology areas. The focus will be on developing STEM projects and skills. Part of the funding is demarcated for youth projects.

Top French university Sciences Po blocked by students

Paris - The main entrance to the prestigious French university Sciences Po in Paris was blocked on Wednesday after students opposed to President Emmanuel Macron's education reforms occupied the building, an AFP reporter said.

Dreams of '68 as French students protest against Macron

Paris - Sitting at a fountain outside the Sorbonne University in Paris, Christian Faucomprez recalls his heady days as an anti-capitalist student in May 1968 when the campus was the epicentre of a social and cultural rebellion.

Students, teachers rush back to class in IS-free east Syria

Ceylanpinar - Her name means "dreams" in Arabic and schoolteacher Ahlam is finally realising hers -- returning to her beloved classroom after years of jihadist rule over her eastern Syrian hometown.

Researcher kills four staff at Turkish university

Istanbul - A researcher killed four fellow staff members in a shooting Thursday at a university in the western Turkish city of Eskisehir, in one of the deadliest incidents of its kind seen in Turkey.

Austria plans headscarf ban for primary school pupils

Vienna - Austria's government announced Wednesday its intention to bring in a ban on the headscarf for girls in kindergartens and primary schools.Education Minister Heinz Fassmann said that the draft law would be ready by the summer.

Iraq scouts make comeback in ex-jihadist bastion Mosul

Mosul - Scouts are making a symbolic comeback in Mosul after a three-year absence from the city that used to serve as the Islamic State jihadist group's capital in Iraq.

Thousands of teachers march for US school funding

Chicago - Thousands of teachers took to the streets of Kentucky and Oklahoma on Monday, rallying in the latest show of force by angry US educators demanding better pay and more funding for public schools.

Malala leaves Pakistan after emotional visit

Islamabad - Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai Monday left for Britain after an emotional four-day visit to Pakistan, officials said.

Seoul flays Tokyo over disputed island claims in textbooks

Seoul - South Korea summoned Tokyo's ambassador on Friday to protest over new educational guidelines requiring high school students to be taught that disputed islands belong to Japan.

Malala: global icon of girls' education

Islamabad - Malala Yousafzai, once a teenage girl among many struggling to get an education in Pakistan is now a celebrated international rights campaigner, Nobel laureate, and student at Oxford University.

Surveying the current state of student debt: Interview Special

Hoboken - The company LendEDU has just released the results of its survey of 1,001 student loan borrowers and their thoughts on changes to the student debt bankruptcy policy, in the U.S. A research analyst provides an oversight.

Afghan mum cradling baby during university exam goes viral

Kabul - Afghan farmer Jahantab Ahmadi sits on the ground, her baby resting in her lap, as she focuses on the university entrance exam she hopes will help her fulfil her dreams.

Turkey detains students after Erdogan's 'terrorist' rebuke

Istanbul - Turkish police on Sunday were holding seven students from a prestigious Istanbul university after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused them of behaving like "terrorists" for staging an action opposing his military campaign in Syria.

Afghan children back in the classroom as violence stalks the school run

Kabul - Eight-year-old Dunya Saboori implores her mother to let her put on her blue shalwar kameez uniform. This weekend marks the beginning of the Afghan school year and she wants to be on time.

Apple to launch low-cost iPad for education next week

Apple is said to be preparing a low-cost iPad for launch at a rare education-focused event next week. The company will make a revived push into classroom devices after losing ground to strong competition from Microsoft and Google.
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