WENR, Mar./Apr. 2002: Asia-Pacific

Regional News  Asia/Pacific  Videoconferencing Is a Big Hit in the East Videoconferencing as a means for distance education has begun to catch on in a big way in the East. Pioneered by Waseda University in Tokyo, a program called CuSeeMe is now used by students…

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WENR, Jan./Feb. 2002: Asia/Pacific

Regional News  Asia/Pacific  AUSTRALIA Funding Crisis in Education Has Many Worried Last fall, students, faculty and university administrators around the country made it clear to the government: Make education a priority. The demand was backed by much of the business community, including media mogul Rupert…

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WENR, Nov./Dec. 2001: Asia/Pacific

Regional News  Asia/Pacific  AFGHANISTAN Afghan University Struggles in Pakistan The Afghan University situated in Peshawar, Pakistan remains a symbol of hope for the more than 2.5 million refugees who reside there. The faculty is mostly comprised of academics who could not teach freely in Afghanistan…

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WENR, Nov./Dec. 2001: Russia & CIS

Regional News  Russia & The Commonwealth of Independent States  RUSSIA Islam on the Rise The Russian Islamic University, founded in 1998, currently enrolls 148 students from both Russia and neighboring countries. The growing demand for Islamic education in the region appears to be a by-product…

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WENR, Sept./Oct. 2001: Asia/Pacific

Regional News  Asia-Pacific  AFGHANISTAN Twenty years of war and the more recent Taliban government restrictions have deprived many Afghan children and young people of basic education. The BBC has launched a new radio series aimed at children in Afghanistan called REACH (Radio Education for Afghan…

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