Your chance, Mr Obama



Your chance, Mr Obama

The West can lead again if America recovers its self-confidence, argues John Micklethwait For most of the past decade the world has got used to the idea of influence moving slowly from America to China. The “Washington consensus” of democracy and free markets has given way to the Beijing consensus of authoritarian modernisation. America’s self-confidence […]

Ten Principles of Successful E-Learning



Ten Principles of Successful E-Learning

A Common Framework for E-learning Quality and Ten Pedagogic Principles of E-Learning, describing an approach to the development of effective e-learning programs. According to Professors Anderson and McCormick, the Ten Principles may help designers to construct pedagogically sound e-learning materials and related activities. The principles may also help teachers to choose resources; design teaching and […]

Public Debt, Emerging Market Slowdown Pose Risks for China’s Economy in 2014



Public Debt, Emerging Market Slowdown Pose Risks for China’s Economy in 2014

Brookings Fellow David Dollar says that China’s 2014 GDP target is “very achievable,” but risks at home and in the global economy could put the brakes on growth. By Christina Nelson In January, the International Monetary Fund projected that China’s GDP would grow 7.5 percent in 2014. But how China hits that target has important implications for […]

Doing Business 2014 Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises



Overview Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 189 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. This year’s report data cover regulations measured from June 2012 through May 2013. The report is […]

ICC survey reveals practical barriers for businesses trading across borders



ICC survey reveals practical barriers for businesses trading across borders

An International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) survey, released today, highlights common impediments to cross border trade that can be taken into consideration by governments and policymakers worldwide when determining what can be done to facilitate the flow of goods across borders thereby contributing to global economic growth. While recognizing that the survey results are neither […]

How to Get Your U.S. Student Visa



How to Get Your U.S. Student Visa

Here are some guidelines to help make your student visa application process smooth and successful. GETTING YOUR VISA TO STUDY IN THE UNITED STATES takes time but can be a surprisingly easy procedure and well worth the effort. The number of student visas issued by the United States has grown significantly in the last year […]

5 very good reasons to do an MBA



5 very good reasons to do an MBA

An MBA, or a Master of Business Administration, is a very hot topic nowadays. Is this just a trend, a trifle, or is there real value in pursuing such a study programme? It is expensive and demanding and it has high entry requirements, so why should you opt for an MBA? We will try to […]

University Applications and Admissions: Expert Advice



University Applications and Admissions: Expert Advice

TopUniversities.com asks admissions staff to share their advice on how to make university applications as painless as possible. So, you’ve done the research, you’ve talked it over with your nearest and dearest, you’re pretty confident that you’re going to get the grades you need, and you’ve finally concluded that studying abroad is right for you. Congratulations: you’ve made one of […]

Inside Tips on University Admissions



Inside Tips on University Admissions

Gaining admission to a top university can be extremely competitive. Tim Rogers – former head of admissions at the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science – offers some advice to help you get ahead of the pack. Following the instructions online or in printed material is certainly one of the best ways of getting into one of the world’s […]