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Past articles by Joyce:

Universities in Myanmar need more international help

A two-year hiatus in educational activities following the military coup is threatening the country's post-conflict future, says a professor in Yangon → Read More

Is Western academia keeping up with Asia’s rise?

In the third decade of the so-called Asian century, European and North American universities and governments continue to neglect the world’s most populous continent. As Asia grows ever more powerful, this must change, scholars tell Joyce Lau → Read More

HKU expansion brings ‘biosafety hazard’ concern over medical lab

School says new facilities are needed, but local politician voices environmental concerns → Read More

Groundbreaking Singapore academic freedom survey finds constraints

Female scholars twice as likely to feel constrained as male colleagues, poll shows → Read More

Asian students win big fee discounts as Covid keeps campuses shut

Thailand and Malaysia agree to financial aid, but critics say it doesn’t go far enough → Read More

Hong Kong seeks to put traditional Chinese medicine on the map

University-run hospital will be part of a larger push to legitimise local expertise → Read More

Nobel laureates ‘outraged’ by Chinese censorship

State media defends China's call to remove two speakers from summit → Read More

India’s new education minister jumps on problems

Exam dates and national policy addressed in first week → Read More

International branch campus ‘top of the wish list’ for India

A senior higher education official has described the opening of an international branch campus as being on top of India’s “wish list”, with the UK angling to put itself at the front of the queue. The discussion at the British Council’s Going Global conference came on the heels of the UK-India 2030 Roadmap, which Boris Johnson and prime minister Narendra Modi announced at a virtual meeting in… → Read More

Asia Summit: ‘penalty systems’ and ‘male allies’ address gender gap

Covid has only widened gender inequalities among researchers, data show → Read More

Universities ‘beacons of hope’ in ‘undiplomatic times’

But academics need to navigate political tensions, even in their classrooms → Read More

Times Higher Education Awards Asia 2021: shortlist announced

More than 60 finalists recognised for outstanding work, amid tighter competition → Read More

‘Fund people, not projects’ to boost Japanese research

Japan could take inspiration from European models, says former Max Planck head → Read More

Indian inequality exposed as ad hoc lecturers bear Covid brunt

Covid wave has revealed a deadly lack of welfare and job security → Read More

‘Trailblazing’ research agendas linked to academic mobility

Scholars who stay at one university tend to take ‘safer’ and ‘less ambitious’ paths → Read More

Rigid system pushes Chinese students to unscrupulous agents

Thousands of families are on a ‘high risk’ path to overseas education → Read More

Resurgent Covid-19 forces campuses to close across east Asia

Universities take sudden U-turns on restrictions, as new Covid waves hit → Read More

Myanmar junta ‘suspends thousands of lecturers’

Military takes action after plan to reopen campuses is thwarted → Read More

HKU cites ‘national security’ in cutting off student union

Professor accuses university of ‘aligning itself with a propaganda narrative that is not intellectually defensible’ → Read More

Students see little benefit from Chinese entrepreneurship drive

Encouraging students to start a business could do more harm than good, researchers say → Read More