Scores of Afghan schoolgirls and female teachers were hospitalized after drinking water that was apparently poisoned by extremists.
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Homer, one of the most famous poets of all time, is firmly entrenched in the Western canon as a master of classical literature.
University of Cambridge ESOL has unveiled a social media game, created by TAMBA, to help learners improve their English language ability.
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Efforts to promote race equality in higher education have petered out and had "little impact", a conference has heard.
The president of London Metropolitan University students’ union has called for the vice-chancellor to apologise after he suggested the sale of alcohol should be banned from parts of the campus because some Muslim students believed drinking was “immoral”.
For the last decade USC has enrolled the largest number of international students of any college in the country: 8,615 last year. The Los Angeles university worked hard to achieve that — recruiting students from China, India and South Korea, among 100 countries in all, and providing services for the foreign students once they get here.
Digitised collections of Greek and Hebrew manuscripts and early printed books to be made available free online
London Metropolitan University could take action because a high percentage of its students thought drinking was immoral according to its vice chancellor.
Eric Schmidt: The executive chairman of Google endorses the Observer's campaign to bring coding to the classroom