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  • BOSTON, June 20- Harvard University will rely more on outside money managers to oversee the Ivy League school's $37.6 billion endowment as it scales back on making direct stock picks, it said on Monday. Michael Ryan, head of public markets and absolute return strategies at Harvard Management Co, is leaving and more jobs in the internal equity team will be...

  • MUMBAI, June 18- Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, who has faced criticism from members of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party for not lowering interest rates enough, said on Saturday he would step down when his term ends on Sept. 4. Rajan, who is on leave from the University of Chicago, joined the RBI in September 2013, when the country was facing...

  • We need significant reforms: Russian FinMin

    Russian finance minister Anton Siluanov explains which sectors of the economy need to be reformed, such as the state, health and education sectors.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 16- The funding status of U.S. public worker pension plans remained nearly unchanged in 2015, according to a new study. State and local pension plan funding rose from 73 percent in 2014 to 74 percent in 2015, based on actuarial valuations, according to a study released on Thursday by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.

  • TORONTO, June 15- The Canadian province of Ontario said on Wednesday it will provide up to C $85.8 million to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to help fund training and research. Ontario, home to much of Canada's auto industry, said the funding will support a joint Fiat Chrysler and University of Windsor research and development facility as well as training related to...

  • Fighting for education with the Happy Hearts Fund

    Petra Nemacova, Happy Hearts Fund Founder, and Tina Lindstrom, Blueshift Capital Group Principal, discuss the Happy Hearts Fund's second-annual "Fight for Education" charity event to help victims of natural disasters.

  • June 10- The ACT college-entrance exam was canceled Saturday for all test-takers in South Korea and Hong Kong in the latest example of how an East Asia cheating epidemic is roiling American higher education. The incident marked the first known cancellation of the high-stakes exam for an entire country, according to ACT spokesman Ed Colby.

  • June 10- The ACT college-entrance exam was canceled Saturday for all test-takers in South Korea and Hong Kong in the latest example of how an East Asia cheating epidemic is roiling American higher education. The incident marked the first known cancellation of the high-stakes exam for an entire country, according to ACT spokesman Ed Colby.

  • Is college the answer?

    Jeff Selingo, "Life AFter College" author, and Patrick Chung, Xfund Partner, debate the merits of students taking a gap year before college, or even going to college at all.

  • BERLIN, June 8- A start-up founded by three university students has become one of Germany's fastest growing tech firms without taking any outside investment, until now. On Wednesday, the company, Celonis, will announce it has taken $27.5 million in venture funding in a first round led by the London arm of global investor Accel Partners and 83 North, the...

  • BERLIN, June 8- A start-up founded by three university students has become one of Germany's fastest growing tech firms without taking any outside investment, until now. On Wednesday, the company, Celonis, will announce it has taken $27.5 million in venture funding in a first round led by the London arm of global investor Accel Partners and 83 North, the...

  • BERLIN, June 8- A start-up founded by three university students has become one of Germany's fastest growing tech firms without taking any outside investment, until now. On Wednesday, the company, Celonis, will announce it has taken $27.5 million in venture funding in a first round led by the London arm of global investor Accel Partners and 83 North, the Israeli...

  • BERLIN, June 8- A start-up founded by three university students has become one of Germany's fastest growing tech firms without taking any outside investment, until now. On Wednesday, the company, Celonis, will announce it has taken $27.5 million in venture funding in a first round led by the London arm of global investor Accel Partners and 83 North, the Israeli...

  • most competitive chinese education in the world

    Parents and students flock to Beijing's Confucius Temple to pray for good grades before China's two-day college entrance exams begin.

  • *Funding underlines focus on industrial CCS, shift to China. BRUSSELS, June 6- BHP Billiton on Monday announced a $7.4 million donation to Peking University to develop technology to capture carbon emissions from the iron and steel industries. BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie said capturing carbon and finding industrial uses for it had the potential to be a...

  • School children walk in line past the financial district during an outdoor excursion at the Marina Bay in Singapore on May 24, 2010.

    Educationalists rightly beat a path to Singapore to discover its secrets, but they shouldn't forget that excellence in exams isn't enough.

  • For dozens of Chinese nationals at the University of Iowa, the offers proved irresistible. Take Online Courses for you, "says the social-messaging profile of one Chinese coaching outfit used by Iowa students, UI International Student Services. Today, the University of Iowa, one of the largest state universities in the American Midwest, says it is investigating...

  • *Move to Cambridge pivots AstraZeneca firmly to science. The $500 million corporate headquarters and research hub emerging amid cranes on the southern edge of the university town of Cambridge symbolizes his aim to create a science-led company with uniquely close ties to academia. Some staff are also reluctant to move to Cambridge, with its high house prices,...

  • US government issues guidance on transgender access in schools

    The Obama Administration says schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.

  • China education

    The online education firm, which has partnered with China Mobile, successfully combined gamification with adaptive learning, remarks Michael Lee from UMeWorld.