Five universities in the eastern Seoul area gather to share innovation ideas

– A colloquium was held to discuss how to improve the educational environment through digital innovation Source: Communications Team /University of South Korea News  On Friday February 19, 2021, five universities located in the eastern Seoul area—Kyunghee University, Korea University, Sungkyunkwan University, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, and Hanyang University—signed an innovation sharing and exchange agreement, whose purpose is to improve the quality of contact-free education in the ‘new normal’ we are living through by sharing their innovative digital education content and technologies with one another. The event was held in…

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SNU Secures Class Operation Safety in the Fall 2021 Semester by Increasing Rapid COVID-19 Testing

Seoul National University News SNU collected through direction communication with the students the opinions of the SNU members to enhance the effects of education, and determined the basic principle for the classes in the second semester of the year 2021 as “implementing face-to-face classes within the scope of the governmental disease-prevention guidelines and the available resources of individual colleges (graduate schools),” preparing the second semester with substantial disease-prevention measures including the increase of the rapid PCR test applications. Rapid PCR testing currently operated in SNU The rapid PCR testing, which…

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“Heaviest Black Hole Collision” Might be a Boson Star Merger

Chinese University of Hong Kong Release/ 25 Feb 2021 An International Team of Scientists, Including a CUHK Student, Discovers the “Heaviest Black Hole Collision” Might be a Boson Star Merger An international team of scientists led by the Galician Institute of High Energy Physics and the University of Aveiro, including an undergraduate from the Department of Physics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has proposed the collision of two exotic compact objects known as boson stars as an alternative explanation for the origin of the gravitational wave signal…

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Peking University to share COVID-19 expertise with Arab countries

Peking University News/APR . 07 2020 Peking University, April 6, 2020: “We will share China’s experience in fighting against COVID-19 with 400 million people from 22 Arab countries,” Professor Ning Qi, dean of PKU School of Foreign Languages (SFL) and executive vice director of PKU Institute of Area Studies (IAS), announced in a symposium on the publication of A Compilation of Literature on Combating COVID-19 (Arabic Version). At the symposium COVID-19 is rampant in the Arab world, with over 9,000 people being infected and 17 Arab nations reporting mortality. Faculty…

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[Beijing Forum 2019] Thoughts on the changing world order

By: Ciara Morris/Edited by: Huang Weijian/Peking University, Nov. 6, 2019 On November 2 and 3, Peking University hosted Beijing Forum Panel Session on “The Changing World Order”. The two-day session facilitated rigorous academic debate on shifts in international institutional structures, the decline of American hegemony, the development of China, and a multipolar future. The sessions began with “The Debate on Economic Globalization”. After the Cold War, Western style market economics dominated the global economy. Andrey Kortunov, director general of the Russian International Affairs Council lamented we were more romantic about…

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HKU students’ documentary video “Diversity in Sham Shui Po” selected for screening at UN General Assembly

University of Hong-Kong/ Press Release A 360-degree mini documentary entitled “Diversity in Sham Shui Po”, created by an interdisciplinary team of students from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) which sheds light on the issues of community development and cultural diversity, became one of the nine and the only video in Hong Kong selected for the MY World 360º playlist. It will be screened during the UN General Assembly at the United Nations on September 24 to 25 (Tuesday to Wednesday, NYT). MY World 360° is an initiative under the…

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