Education

SoftBank sinks $500M into UK virtual reality startup

May 12, 2017

A British startup founded five years ago by Cambridge University computer science graduates has received $502 million from a Japanese tech firm to develop large-scale virtual reality projects

Liverpool gets ban from signing youth players

Apr 5, 2017

Liverpool has been fined 100,000 pounds ($125,000) and banned from signing youth-team players for at least a year after admitting to rule breaches in its attempt to recruit an academy prospect from Premier League rival Stoke

Japan Cabinet allows schools to study banned imperial order

Apr 4, 2017

Opposition politicians are criticizing Japan's Cabinet for allowing schools to study a 19th century imperial order that was banned after World War II for promoting militarism and emperor worship

Oxford wins boat race after WWII bomb removed from Thames

Apr 2, 2017

Oxford University reclaimed the boat race title from Cambridge on Sunday hours after police removed an unexploded World War II-era bomb near the start of the course on the River Thames

Professor detained in China returns to Australia

Apr 2, 2017

The lawyer for a Sydney-based professor who was prevented from leaving China says his client has been allowed to return to Australia

Scholars urge China to let academic return to Australia

Mar 30, 2017

Dozens of scholars in Australia, the U.S., Britain and Hong Kong are urging Beijing to free a Sydney-based academic, warning that its refusal to allow him to return home is raising concerns about the risks of conducting research in China

China prevents academic from returning home to Australia

Mar 27, 2017

The lawyer for a professor at an Australian university says the academic has been prevented by Chinese authorities from returning to Sydney because he's suspected of endangering national security

Japan PM Abe accused of giving cash to nationalistic school

Mar 23, 2017

The leader of a group of ultranationalist educators has testified that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe donated 1 million yen ($9,000) through his wife to their school

China says rebuilding major western Buddhist learning center

Mar 14, 2017

China says it is rebuilding a major center of Tibetan Buddhist learning in the country's west, following reports last year that the complex was being demolished and its residents evicted

Doctors: Radiation not biggest impact on Fukushima health

Mar 9, 2017

Doctors say 185 cases of thyroid cancer found in youngsters in the Japanese region hit by the 2011 nuclear disaster cannot be linked to radiation, which is not the biggest cause of health problems for residents

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