As much as Asia has been the cradle of historical and cultural riches, it is also home to academic opportunities. No wonder, it takes pride of its selection of premier educational institutions open to people from all over the world. Undoubtedly, this land is making its own name not only in cultural tourism but likewise in academic tourism. Being the largest continent in the world, it has plenty of rooms for more educational institutions, too.
Peking University in China
Home to oriental intellectuals such as Chen Duxiu, Mao Zedong, and Li Dazhao, Peking University has proven its competence in delivering quality education. The institution has also been the influential power behind the historical turnarounds of the country such as the prominent New Culture Movement. In particular, it has been established in the late 19th century in Beijing formerly known as Imperial Capital University. Consequently, it has preserved the traditional Chinese architecture hence showcasing the beauty of ancestral arts. Conferred with national key university status, the government is supportive of its expanding selection of academic curricula. As a matter of fact, it features multiple specialties in bachelor’s degree (95), master’s degree (199), and doctoral degree (173) under its many different colleges (30) and departments (12) such as business management, teaching and education, pure and applied sciences, social sciences, and humanities and arts.
Keio University in Japan
Although Japan gives high recognition on the legendary Samurai, Keio University has stood by its motto, “the pen is mightier than a sword.” In turn, this principle brought the institution into the heights of academic pursuits. Established in the mid-19th century, it is the oldest university in the nation offering diverse fields of study such as medical sciences (medicine, nursing, and pharmacy), social sciences (economics, law, and policy management), and business management (business and commerce). Among its roster of expertise though, the Keio Business School has been certified by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Not just that for it has topped the list of Nikkein Shimbun among the roll of business schools in the nation. In the same way, it houses various research centres such as Keio Media Centre, Information Technology Centre, and Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre. Furthermore, it has eleven campuses based in Tokyo and Kanagawa to accommodate these institutes.
National University of Singapore
Another Asian pride has been established in the onset of the 20th century. Considered as the largest university in Singapore, it has lodged comprehensive academic programs not to mention the overwhelming student enrolees. Specifically, its main campus is located in Kent Ridge while the law school is found in Bukit Timah. The wide-ranging specialty studies offered by the institution consist of curricula under Arts and Social Sciences, business management, education, engineering, information technology, linguistics, and medical sciences. Along with the extravagant list of expertise is the institution’s registry of research centres inclusive of 13 national institutes, 12 university institutes, and 80 faculty-based institutes. It is not surprising though should it be recently declared as the headquarters of Asian Faith and Globalization of Tony Blair Faith Foundation in coordination with UK’s Durham University and US’ Yale University.
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