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China needs ‘five to 10 years’ to catch up in semiconductors, Peking University professor and industry veteran Zhou Zhiping says

Semiconductors represent the cornerstone technology of the information age. These tiny devices power the world’s modern economies by serving as the data-processing brains in a wide range of products, from personal computers and smartphones to cars and spacecraft.Growing trade tensions with the US, however, has exposed the soft underbelly of China’s technological ambitions. Despite hefty investments in the semiconductor industry over the years, China remains dependent on the US for high-end… Source link

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First day at university in China now means a face scan to enrol

Back-to-school season in China’s universities has become another example of how facial recognition technology is now part of people’s daily lives, as much as social media, mobile payments and online shopping already have.A growing number of universities are now extending their use of facial recognition to the enrolment registration process, after its initial adoption in applications such as security and recording students’ attendance.China’s elite Tsinghua University is among the first batch of… Source link

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Which dining options are best for university students?, Lifestyle, Food, Singapore News

Whether you’re heading off to university for the first time or returning to campus for yet another year, you may be wondering how to effectively plan out your dining budget. While there are a variety of options available, some are more cost-effective than others. In this article, we explore the pros and cons of 3 dining options so you can make the best decisions to save on food this semester. UNIVERSITY FOOD COURTS: SOCIAL HOTSPOTS, BUT OFTEN OVERCROWDED PHOTO: Unsplash As you might expect, on-campus university food courts are exceptionally…

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New through-train route for poly students to get university degree and find work in shorter time, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A new “through-train” programme starting next year will allow polytechnic students to not just get a place in a local university, but also be assured of a job. Students on this route will also graduate from university up to a year earlier than their peers. For a start, Temasek Polytechnic (TP) has tied up with the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) to offer this new pathway in April next year for 40 students in the building services and mechatronics sectors.…

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Wanda, University of Pittsburg Medical Centre formalise deal for US$870 million hospital in Chengdu

Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group said on Wednesday it had formally signed an operational agreement to develop a high-end hospital in partnership with the University of Pittsburg Medical Centre in Chengdu, in China’s southwestern Sichuan province.Construction work on the 6 billion yuan (US$870.85 million) project started late last year, and it is part of a framework agreement with the US health care provider for the development of general hospitals in five top-tier Chinese cities. A… Source link

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NUS and NTU tie as Asia’s top university, Singapore News

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has joined the National University of Singapore (NUS) in the top spot in Asia in an annual global ranking of universities that is read by educational institutions and governments. In the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings released this morning, NTU rose by one position and NUS retained its rank from last year, to share the top spot in Asia and 11th place in the world. The Singapore Management University (SMU) climbed to 477th position from 500th last year. The top three institutions worldwide on the…

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The 6 people you will meet at university orientation, Lifestyle, Singapore News

Orientation. If you are a socially awkward being like me, school orientations may be the worst situation to get yourself stuck in. Being surrounded by a bunch of strangers in an unfamiliar environment? Please show me the nearest emergency exit. But in all seriousness, if your school requires orientation to be a compulsory programme, you may want to prep yourself for it before heading in. Here are the five types of people you may meet at school orientations, and one that you will definitely will. THE HYPER ‘CHEERLEADER’ Always positive…

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Foreign worker charged with raping university student near Kranji War Memorial, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A foreign worker will appear in court next month to face an aggravated rape charge after a female university student was attacked and raped in Kranji. Indian national Chinnaiah Karthik, 21, allegedly approached the 23-year-old student along Turf Club Avenue at around 1.30am on May 4, Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao reported. The student reportedly attempted to defend herself but was overpowered by the man, who retaliated by attacking her. He then dragged her into a nearby forested area between the Singapore Turf Club and Kranji War Memorial, where…

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University of Illinois the latest US school to end research collaboration with China’s Huawei

The University of Illinois is the latest US educational institution to end research collaboration with Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies amid federal investigations into the company and its alleged potential security risks.The decision was announced last week via email to faculty and staff in the College of Engineering, which ranked 10th in the US News and World Report’s list of top American engineering schools.“Effective immediately, the university will not be… Source link

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For young Hongkongers, the smartest investment in the future may be going to a top Chinese university

The recent college admissions scandal in the United States has raised soul-searching questions about elite education. Why the obsession with elite universities? Well, the world is just getting more competitive. While a college education used to be a ticket to the middle class, its value has decreased as higher education becomes more prevalent. A degree from a brand-name college is one way to distinguish one student from the rest.Asian culture may have something to do with this. Stuyvesant, a… Source link

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