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Matched Savings Account for Children in Taiwan

A national Child Development Account (CDA) policy is emerging in Taiwan. President Tsai Ing-wen in June signed into law the Act on Savings Accounts for the Education and Development of Children and Teenagers. The legislation encourages disadvantaged families to save for their children’s future by creating publicly subsidized saving accounts. The scholar Li-Chen Cheng, who […]

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WashU, Sichuan University collaborate on anthropology and archaeology research in China

A new agreement between anthropology and archaeology programs at Washington University in St. Louis and Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, will expand student and faculty exchanges and increase collaboration in field and laboratory research. “The archaeological program at Sichuan is among the very best in China. They are developing innovative projects coupled with cutting-edge research […]

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Global collaborations, holistic solutions

Washington University hosts forums for India, Greater China Washington University in St. Louis’ commitment to finding collaborative, creative solutions for far-reaching global problems is deep and wide-reaching. Of particular concern is the environment, and making the necessary choices to ensure the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat is safe, […]

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Hope in the fight against a devastating disease

Research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to issue new guidelines for treating lymphatic filariasis – a devastating tropical disease that can cause elephantiasis. An estimated 70 million people worldwide are infected with the disease, which is spread by mosquitoes. It can cause massive […]

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Washington University in St. Louis Forums

The Washington University in St. Louis Forums are designed to showcase top Washington University faculty members and to address global issues in ways that are accessible to a broad audience. Keynote addresses will be given by Dr. Pratim Biswas on energy choices, Dr. William Powderly on the public health consequences of the choices, and Dr. […]

S.T. Lee Endowed Lectureship | October 11

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy hosted the Seng Teng Lee Endowed Lecture on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 4:30pm in Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall.  The featured guest speaker was Michael R. Auslin, Williams-Griffis Fellow in Contemporary Asia at The Hoover Institution, Stanford University in Washington, DC. He is an American writer, policy analyst, historian, and […]

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Washington University in St. Louis Forums

The Washington University in St. Louis Forums are designed to showcase top Washington University faculty members and to address global issues in ways that are accessible to a broad audience. Keynote addresses will be given by Dr. Pratim Biswas on energy choices, Dr. William Powderly on the public health consequences of the choices, and Dr. […]

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Across the globe, engineering a healthier environment

In summer 2017, a group of aerosol scientists, engineers and administrators from Washington University in St. Louis traveled to Asia to address some of the important problems related to energy, environment and health that we face today. The scientists, members of the Center for Aerosol Science and Engineering — or CASE — took part in […]

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Cracking the case of global plant biodiversity

Two Washington University researchers are furthering our understanding of plant biodiversity around the globe. The biodiversity gradient is the increase in species richness that occurs from the poles to the tropics. It is  one of the most widely recognized patterns in ecology but no one is sure exactly why it exists. Because the phenomenon is […]

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National Chiao Tung University

National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) was originally founded in Shanghai, China in 1896 as the second modern university in China and re-established in Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1958 as a primary engineering and management research university. Today NCTU has become a comprehensive university consisting of nine colleges with 700 full-time faculty members and 14,000 students. Among […]

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