VANCOUVER/ TORONTO, May 21- The successful initial public offering of Shopify could prompt Hootsuite, another promising Canadian tech startup, to tap public markets sooner rather than later, its chief executive said on Thursday. "I've talked about 18 to 24 months, but I'm very bullish given the success that Shopify has had, and maybe we will want to speed that up a...» Read More
Yale announced a year ago that it was creating the “first new college to bear the Yale name in 300 years” at the National University of Singapore, and last week, after reviewing 2,500 applications, it sent out the first handful of faculty job offers for Yale-N.U.S. College, the NYT reports.
Chinese students are increasingly heading to western universities for both undergraduate and postgraduate education.
Do the reputations of Asian universities precede them? Last Thursday, the Times Higher Education released its second World Reputation Rankings in a report that said, “The West loses ground to the East in the global index of academic prestige,” the New York Times reports.
Millions of tourists come here every year to visit the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat, an influx that has helped transform what once resembled a small, laid-back village into a thriving and cosmopolitan town with thumping nightlife and more than 10,000 hotel rooms. The NYT reports.
Jack Welch, former chairman of GE, says the the Jack Welch Management Institute will soon be the largest online MBA program. "We want to be 5,000 students by 2016," he adds.
Job skills are getting higher in growth areas, but there are not enough Americans that can do them. How to fix the rising education gap in America, with Jeremy Siegel, The Wharton School; Ann Winblad, Winblad Venture; and Bill Gross, PIMCO. "Focus on where the jobs are going to be and what education we need to give," says Ann Winblad.
Peter Thiel is one of the most successful investors in Silicon Valley and also one of the most controversial. Last night, he called on top tech companies to drop the college degree as a job requirement. It's not the first time he's questioned the value of college. Thiel's looking for kids around the country who can be molded into innovators and entrepreneurs via the Thiel Fellowship.
CNBC.com spoke with experts in tech, human resources, and finance to determine which professions are best for workers over 40.
Insight on the rising price of student tuition and how to make education more accessible. "Inflation is the big problem," says Ron Paul. "Look at where the bubbles come from--the Federal Reserve." Newt Gingrich also weighs in.
Daniel Hamburger, DeVry CEO, shares insight on how the business has zero debt.
It may be hard to pin down exactly what the Occupy Wall Street protesters want, but one of the sources of their frustration seems clear. Many of the demonstrators are drowning in student debt.
JPMorgan says education services, electronic equipment and instruments, as well as aerospace and defense could be the hardest-hit sectors, as the bipartisan congressional “supercommittee” looks for targets to cut the federal budget.
CNBC.com looked at the top ten colleges and discovered which CEOs spent time there as underclassmen. Check out what we found.
Amid soaring demand and a weak economy, Trinity and other elite New York schools are beginning to change longstanding admissions practices as they try to balance often incongruous priorities, including institutional loyalty and a diverse student body. The New York Times reports.
Find out how the Fast traders say you should position your portfolio if a debt deal is struck in Washington.
Despite the rising cost of private schools, demand continues to grow across the world. Click to find out which countries have the world’s most expensive private schools.
Universities around the world have jumped on the e-learning bandwagon to varying degrees, from posting course materials online to making participation in online discussion forums an assessable course component, the NYT reports.
Citigroup shares fell after its reverse stock split, leading options trader Jon Najarian to look at whether reverse stock splits have ever worked.
In another sign the American economy is on the comeback trail, a new survey from KPMG shows optimism is improving among U.S. manufacturing and service industry executives. Executives in both key sectors say the worst is behind us.