Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
Thursday, October 23, 2014   




Freedom from fees
After a decision by the state of Lower Saxony in October, Germany has now abolished university tuition fees, even for overseas students.

With privileges come responsibility
Time is passing so fast that it seems Year 10 went in the blink of an eye!

The beauty of science
Four local research students recently returned home, after spending three months working alongside some of the world's best experts in public health at the Institut Pasteur, in France.

Freedom to think
Each year, during the last week of September, Banned Books Week (www.bannedbooksweek.org/) creates a stir.

Sleep learning
Tens of thousands of schoolchildren will be given a lie-in or more rigorous sports classes as part of a trial to assess how these can affect learning.

The right side of the law?
If you want to be a lawyer, surely the most sensible thing to do would be to sign up for an undergraduate law degree right?

Encouraging deep thinking
Two professors will spend 73 days in an underwater laboratory near the Florida Keys, where they will teach courses via internet and try to break the record of the longest-ever undersea stay.

Space odyssey
Eight children in blue spacesuits saluted solemnly on stage to mark their triumphant return from a "journey to the stars" this summer.

Hostess without the mostest
Whenever I return to Hong Kong, a lot of people ask me about living with a host family. Is it good? Are they nice? What is the food like?

Catching up with the legal eagle
A year ago we met Alex Chan, who was then preparing to begin his Bachelor of Laws at University College London. We decided to catch up with this coffee- loving aspiring photographer to see how he has settled in.



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