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N.Y.U. Crisis in Abu Dhabi Stretches to Wall Street. Rui Vieira/Associated PressThe N.Y.U. trustee Khaldoon Al Mubarak’s firm helped build the Abu Dhabi campus.

N.Y.U. Crisis in Abu Dhabi Stretches to Wall Street

Martin Lipton, the superlawyer, has advised hundreds of boards of directors in the midst of crises. Now, however, Mr. Lipton is grappling with a board governance crisis of his own. As chairman of New York University’s board of trustees, Mr. Lipton has been dealing with revelations that the university’s much-heralded new campus in Abu Dhabi might have been the product, in part, of rights abuses of foreign laborers. Those conditions were detailed in an article in The New York Times last week that described workers being arrested, beaten and deported for going on strike; being charged a year’s wages to get their jobs; and being denied access to their travel documents.

Hours after the article was published, Mr. Mr. Yet Mr. Mr. It was Mr. Some faculty members were rankled by Mr. Building a campus in Abu Dhabi was considered a high-risk exercise from the start. A spokesman for Mr. Dangerous Liaisons. For many people around the world the Arab Spring was a cause for great hope, as thousands of Arabs banded together to overthrow their corrupt and repressive governments.

Dangerous Liaisons

For the London School of Economics (LSE), however, it triggered a revelation that embroiled the institution in one of the biggest university scandals in history. On the 3rd of March 2011, Sir Howard Davies, the Director of LSE and the institution’s highest official, resigned in disgrace amidst a media firestorm. The firestorm was sparked when the British press found extensive links between LSE and the Gaddafi family, links forged under the oversight of Davies through Saif Gaddafi – Colonel Gaddafi’s son, who had been a PhD student at LSE.[1] Dangerous Liaisons. Webarchive: Dangerous Liaisons. Coke Hug Me Machine. Knuffelen voor een blikje cola. Opmerkelijk16 april 2012 9:33 |Geen geld, maar knuffels.

Knuffelen voor een blikje cola

The Learning Lab. Nieuwe cateraar nu al uitgedaagd. Studenten18 oktober 2011 17:37 |De nieuwe cateraar Eurest is nog niet eens aan de UvA begonnen of studenten dagen hem nu al uit toch vooral met nieuwe en vernieuwende ideeën te komen voor de catering.

Nieuwe cateraar nu al uitgedaagd

UvA-studente natuur- en sterrenkunde Charlotte van Leeuwen en VU-studente religiestudies Maaike de Reuver hebben het nieuwe cateringconcept Yeswecanteen bedacht dat binnenkort een week lang zal worden uitgeprobeerd aan de UvA. ‘Je kunt het zien als een hint aan de nieuwe cateraar, maar ook als tip voor andere universiteiten,’ zegt Charlotte. Nieuw educatief platform ontwerpers HvA wint internationale competitie. Wetenschap21 september 2011 11:59 |Een team van medewerkers en studenten van HvA Open BIM Lab dat deelnam aan de Design Asia Live@Singapore competitie, heeft de eerste prijs gewonnen.

Nieuw educatief platform ontwerpers HvA wint internationale competitie

* Praten, bellen en skypen in nieuwe samenwerkingszaal UB. Organisatie30 augustus 2012 10:54 |In de UB is op de tweede verdieping een nieuwe zaal geopend, die bedoeld is om samen te kunnen werken.

* Praten, bellen en skypen in nieuwe samenwerkingszaal UB

Uit een studentenenquête van 2011 bleek dat studenten daar behoefte aan hadden. Vet niceIn de nieuwe zaal mag je praten, bellen en skypen. Er zijn whiteboards, statafels met 15-minuten-computers en loungebanken, waarover een bellende jongen tegen z’n vriend aan de andere kant van de lijn zegt dat ze ‘vet nice’ zijn. Who Will Crack the Code? In Singapore, recently opened a plant with the capacity to produce the underlying ingredient for 18 billion cans of soda a year.

Who Will Crack the Code?

In Cork, Ireland, PepsiCo has located its “worldwide concentrate headquarters,” which until 2007 had been in New York. More than half of all PepsiCo soda sold around the world starts, as concentrate, in Ireland. Singapore. Singapore ( i/ˈsɪŋəpɔr/ or /ˈsɪŋɡəpɔr/), officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.


It lies off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula and is 137 kilometres (85 mi) north of the equator. The country's territory consists of the lozenge-shaped main island, commonly referred to as Singapore Island in English and Pulau Ujong in Malay, and more than 60 significantly smaller islets.[8] Singapore is separated from Peninsular Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to the north, and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to the south. The country is highly urbanised, and little of the original vegetation remains. The country's territory has consistently expanded through land reclamation. VPRO tegenlicht: Onze man in Singapore.

Singapore Inc. Als niet-Westerse economieën wereldwijd steeds meer gewicht in de schaal gaan leggen, welk economisch model zouden zij dan mogelijk in de toekomst kunnen gaan opleggen aan óns?

Singapore Inc.

Tegenlicht laat zich voor- en bijlichten in Singapore, volgens sommigen het meest succesvolle economisch model ter wereld. Mini-staatjes: De republiek Singapore Winsemius rol in founding. Dr Albert Winsemius. SUMMARY He was a Dutch Economist who was Singapore's long-time economic advisor for his invaluable contribution to its development.

Dr Albert Winsemius

He was a foreigner, who had faith in Singapore and believed strongly in the fact that it had a future, at a time when not many people did.Dr Winsemius' first impression was anything but hopeful. "It was bewildering," he remembers. "There were strikes about nothing. There were communist-inspired riots almost every day and everywhere. History Blog: Dr Albert Winsemius. SUMMARY He was a Dutch Economist who was Singapore's long-time economic advisor for his invaluable contribution to its development. He was a foreigner, who had faith in Singapore and believed strongly in the fact that it had a future, at a time when not many people did.Dr Winsemius' first impression was anything but hopeful. "It was bewildering," he remembers. "There were strikes about nothing. There were communist-inspired riots almost every day and everywhere.

Image BOfy. Dr. Albert Winsemius, Singapore’s true founding father? Dr. Albert Winsemius, a leading Dutch economist, was once called the ‘founding father’ of Singapore by Kees Tamboer in the leading Dutch newspaper ‘Het Parool’ (Tamboer). I personally feel this may be a bit of an overstatement considering Lee Kuan Yew’s essential role in the development of Singapore throughout the second half of the 20th century, but it is indeed correct that Dr. Albert Winsemius played a major role in at least the economic development of Singapore. I have researched Dr. Singapore is indebted to Winsemius. Singapore is indebted to Winsemius: SM Mr Lee (left) and Dr Winsemius in a train departing from Guangzhou during a Singapore delegation visit to China in 1980.

Dr Winsemius was there to help assess Singapore's prospects for further economic cooperation with China. Albert Winsemius. National University of Singapore. University Cultural Centre The National University of Singapore (Abbreviation: NUS; Malay: Universiti Kebangsaan Singapura; Chinese: 新加坡国立大学; pinyin: Xīnjiāpō Guólì Dàxué; Abbreviated 国大; Tamil: சிங்கப்பூர் தேசியப் பல்கலைக்கழகம், Ciṅkappūr Tēciyap Palkalaikkaḻakam ?)

Is a comprehensive research university located in Singapore, being the flagship tertiary institution of the country which has a global approach to education and research. Founded in 1905, it is the oldest higher learning institute in Singapore, as well as the largest university in the country in terms of student enrolment and curriculum offered. The university's main campus is located in southwest Singapore at Kent Ridge, with an area of approximately 1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi). The Bukit Timah campus houses the Faculty of Law, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and research institutes, while the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore is located at the Outram campus.

History[edit] Yale-NUS College. Trading Academic Freedom for Foreign Markets. By Marjorie Heins, founder, Free Expression Policy Project The current controversy over Yale University’s planned campus in Singapore is, at bottom, an argument over how much compromise on free speech is justified in exchange for the presumed benefits of locating branches of U.S. universities within authoritarian regimes. Although the champions of global ventures like Yale’s often claim that academic freedom will be available at the foreign outposts, the fact is that such freedom, at best, will be limited to the classroom and will bear no resemblance to what we have come to expect on U.S. campuses.

In an April 2012 resolution, the Yale faculty expressed concern over the Singapore venture and urged administrators “to respect, protect and further principles of nondiscrimination for all, including sexual minorities and migrant workers” and “to uphold civil liberty and political freedom on campus and in the broader society.” Some of the turmoil at Yale has to do with governance. Like this: YaledailyNews: Unease grows over freedoms at Yale-NUS.

Concerns over political freedoms at Yale-NUS College resurfaced this week after a Monday article in the Wall Street Journal quoted Pericles Lewis, the college’s president, as saying political parties and political protests will not be allowed on campus. Lewis claims the article incorrectly paraphrased him on the latter statement. In an interview with the News Wednesday, he said students at Yale-NUS will be guaranteed “all forms of political expression consistent with Singaporean law” and that he does not expect any restrictions on freedom of expression to be “terribly constraining.” But when pressed on how Yale-NUS would handle political expression that goes beyond what is permitted by Singaporean law, Lewis and University President Richard Levin were unwilling or unable to give clear answers. “I’d rather just have no comment on these things,” he said. Under Singaporean law, protests are only allowed in the Speakers’ Corner at Hong Lim Park.

YaledailyNews: Yale-NUS students deserve free speech. Just over a year before Yale-NUS opens its doors, top University officials remain unable to explain what constraints on political expression its students will face. The Wall Street Journal reported on July 16 that, according to Yale-NUS President Pericles Lewis, students at the new school will not be allowed to form political parties or stage political protests on campus. Lewis disputes the paraphrase in the Journal, and he and Yale University President Richard Levin criticized recent press accounts for misrepresenting the new college’s policies on political expression in a statement last week.

But neither president has offered a clear explanation of the new college’s policies, making it disappointingly clear that freedom is an afterthought to Yale’s venture into Singapore. YaledailyNews: Miller: Yale’s principles for sale in Singapore. Last Thursday brought news of the final agreement between Yale and the National University of Singapore to open a joint campus.

Coverage of this story in the News and the superb editorials of February 11 and April 1 have focused mainly on issues of academic freedom and political repression. I want to raise another question that has been largely overlooked: the position of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender faculty and students in relation to this new institution, Yale-NUS. Many years ago, Yale added sexual orientation to the list of protections covered by its non-discrimination policy. In their announcement on Thursday, President Levin and Provost Salovey stated that “our agreement with NUS … affirms consistency with Yale’s policy on non-discrimination.” This is impossible. I am a gay faculty member. Yale values to be tested in Singapore. Two staff reporters for the News, Ava Kofman and Tapley Stephenson, traveled to Singapore over spring break, interviewing more than 80 sources on the founding of Yale-NUS College — how Singaporeans view the project, how the liberal arts function in Singapore and how the country’s values differ from those on Yale’s campus.

This is the final part of the three-part series. (Read part 1 and part 2.) Yale-Singapore Venture to Forbid Political Protest. Updated July 16, 2012 10:08 a.m.

" The college, which is wholly funded by the Singapore government and private donors, " – notpicnic

ET. Response from Pericles Lewis, Yale-NUS President, to July 16th, 2012 WSJ article “Singapore’s Venture With Yale to Limit Protests” « The Liberal Arts in Singapore. WSJ article: /SB100014240527023039337 04577530524046581142.html. TR EMERITUS: Yale to ensure students in Singapore have freedom of expression « Thank you for considering our VMS membership. While you do not need to signup as a member to enjoy most of the goodies in TR Emeritus (TRE), membership comes with additional privileges. Jim Sleeper: How Yale's Singapore Venture Imperils Liberal Education. You could have heard a pin drop among the 150 professors -- three times more than usual -- in attendance at a closed-door, March 1 meeting of the Yale College Faculty as one of them told president Richard Levin something he didn't want to hear.

Jim Sleeper: Yale Steps Into the Authoritarian Abyss. Jim Sleeper: Yale Has Gone to Singapore, But Can It Come Back? Yale faculty raise governance questions about decision to open branch in Singapore. Yale-NUS panel mulls student life. InsideHE: Deterritorializing Academic Freedom: Reflections Inspired by Yale-NUS College (and the London Eye) Yale under fire for new campus in restrictive Singapore. @yalenus. Yale University. Singapore Meets the Ivy League: Blurring Disciplines, Crossing Borders. Nieuwe Censuurregels Singapore bedreigen persvrijheid. Singapore beknot persvrijheid. Liberal Education in Authoritarian Places. U.S. Colleges in Less Open Societies. UT gaat samenwerken met Singapore. Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) UT werkt samen met groot Singaporees agentschap. Prof. dr. ir. Hans Hilgenkamp. FreezePage. Singapore 24-02 t/m 28-02 I.

Singapore 24-02 t/m 28-02 II. Singapore 24-2 t/m 28-02 III. Homepage of G.J. Vancso - Home. G.juliusvancsoinscience. Singapore's Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES) joins Britest - Institute of Chemical & Engineering Sciences. Dutch royal visit to singapore. mV9p2zr. Collaboration University of Twente and Singapore - Materials Science and Technology of Polymers at the University of Twente.

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. - Maar eens even kijken hoe dat Pivot-webloggen werkt. Image fIm2. Royal Philips - singapore. Cursor TU/e En hoe is het in Singapore?  TU/e en hoe cursor TU/e En hoe is het in Singapore? is het in singapore? Cursor TU/e En hoe is het in Singapore?  Cursor TU/e En hoe is het in Singapore?  Cursor TU/e En hoe is het in Singapore?  Cursor TU/e En hoe is het in Singapore?  Cursor TU/e En hoe is het in Singapore?  Shell in Singapore - Singapore. UniLeiden : RT @Beerkens: Singapore Minister ...

Dubai. NYU Abu Dhabi University & College in UAE, New York University. Building World Class Research Universities Is Significantly More Complex than Many Countries Estimate―New World Bank Report. Workers-at-nyus-abu-dhabi-site-face-harsh-conditions. Oman. De leerstoelhouder van Oman: ‘Ik heb absolute, academische vrijheid’

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ScienceGuide: Vaak “down- graden” Europese uni's acd's standrdn om met China te kunnen samenwerken. China move may open floodgates. NYU booting blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng amid Shanghai expansion: sources. China Dissident Says He’s Being Forced From N.Y.U. Chinese Dissident Says NYU Is Forcing Him to Leave Over His Activism - The Ticker. WP: Jackson Diehl: Yale, NYU sacrifice academic freedom. Chris Smith, NYU Spar Over 'Control' Of Chinese Dissident Chen Guangcheng. Wellesley College - Wellesley College. About the Partnership. Image OqFI. جامعة الملك سعود. King Saud University signs an Agreement of Collaboration with the University of Groningen.

King Saud University signs an Agreement of Collaboration with the University of Groningen.

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