University to close campus in Italy amid virus concerns

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse University is going to close a study abroad program in Italy because of the spread of the new coronavirus. The university will assist the 342 students ...

Universities cancel study-abroad programs amid virus fears

As concerns about China's virus outbreak spread, universities are scrambling to assess the risks to their programs, and some are canceling study-abroad opportunities and prohibiting travel affecting h...

Trump to sign order targeting anti-Semitism at colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Wednesday targeting antisemitism on college campuses, the White House said. The order, which is likely to dra...

KMT presidential candidate Han offers more promises to woo young voters in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With less than two months to go before Taiwan holds its presidential elections, Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) is offering yet more campaign pled...

Three top universities in Taiwan to shorten semesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three top universities in Taiwan have reportedly shortened their semesters to ease the transition for Taiwanese students planning on attending academic institutions overse...

Taiwan vice premier shows contempt for Han Kuo-yu campaign promises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) described KMT presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) proposal to let all university students study abroad free for a year as &ldq...

Taiwan Higher Education Exposition collaborates with Smart Asia for first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan) – The 9th Taiwan Higher Education Exposition (THEE) partnered up with Smart Asia for the fair that started Thursday (Oct. 17), at the Bombay Exhibition Center in India. The id...

Why China's wealthy elite are losing faith in their country's future: William Stanton

While the world too often underestimates or overlooks Taiwan’s achievements, it also often underestimates China’s challenges, exaggerates its strengths, and forgets its weaknesses. Given t...

Photo of the Day: Koxinga beer spotted in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- British writer Grace Jackson took this photo of a can of Taiwan-brewed beer commemorating 17th century leader of Taiwan Koxinga (Cheng Cheng-kung, 鄭成功) in southern Taiwan's...

Hunt pledges to put 'heart & soul' into Tory race

LONDON (AP) — Ringing a bell seemed a safe photo opportunity for Jeremy Hunt as he sought to show London was ready to host a problem-free Olympic Games in 2012. But the bell broke apart, its base flyi...

Taiwan man gave up higher education and marriage for younger brother

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An 86-year-old man in Yilan County gave up opportunities to study abroad and get married when young because he wanted to take care of his mute younger brother, who later b...

Brexit uncertainty means anxiety for some UK students

CANTERBURY, England (AP) — It bills itself as the U.K.'s European university because of its study centers in France, Italy, Belgium and Greece. But now the uncertainty over Brexit is creating anxiety ...

Charity masked web of fraudulent college donations, feds say

The mastermind of a wide-ranging college admissions scandal set up a charity that wove a deep web of deception and fraud to mask bribes and payoffs, funneling millions of dollars through the tax-exemp...

U of Minnesota settled student's Cuba rape lawsuit for $137K

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota agreed to pay $137,500 to an undergraduate student who said she was raped in Cuba in 2014 by an interpreter hired by the local affiliate of a study-abroa...

UCLA receives endowment of US$1 million to support Taiwan Studies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A foundation established by a Taiwanese-American family, the J. Yang and Family Foundation, has provided a US$1 million endowment to help support the field of Taiwan studi...