Madame Liu Yandong, State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China and the highest-ranking woman in the Chinese government, paid a visit to MIT Wednesday to strengthen educational and research ties between MIT and China’s universities.
Left: President Hu Jintao delivers a speech during Tsinghua University's centennial celebration at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday. Top: Graduates pose for photos on campus on Sunday when about 50,000 alumni returned to celebrate the university's centennial.
Overall, investors put $7.5 billion to work across 738 financing deals with U.S. startups. That represents a $1.5 billion jump in funding over the same quarter of 2010 with a similar number of deals, so it clearly shows a trend to larger deal sizes for fewer startups.
What makes Bill Gates an expert on education policy? Money, evidently. Every nonprofit, university--and union--in the country that needs Gates Foundation money is now willing say that he’s an expert. What I would like to do here is raise my hand and offer Mr. Gates my own considerable and real expertise on the issue of class size. What makes me an...
The International Monetary Fund has just dropped a bombshell, and nobody noticed. For the first time, the international organization has set a date at 2016 for the moment when the “Age of America” will end and the U.S. economy will be overtaken by that of China.
Bin Laden eclipses royal wedding in global media - Less than a week after U.S. President Barack Obama announced that U.S. forces had killed the al Qaeda leader in Pakistan, the bin Laden story had racked up more than 84 million citations in the global print and electronic media, social media sites and on the Internet.
Many of the nation's top business executives apparently have no love for California. For the seventh year in a row, a survey of chief executives has ranked the Golden State as the nation's worst in which to do business.
New York City, Toronto and San Francisco were named the world's most impressive metros in a new survey of the global capitals of finance, innovation and tourism. The report from PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Partnership for New York City graded 26 metro...
Registering a staggering 84 percent increase in value over the past year, Apple has emerged as the most valuable brand in the world, ending the four-year reign of Google at the top of the table in the sixth annual BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands study.
Top of the 2011 rankings, moving up from second place last year, is the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology HKUST, founded only 20 years ago. Already the youngest university in the world’s top 100, HKUST’s feat will give heart to other relatively recent foundations around the world.