Baa’d education: William Deresiewicz identifies a slavish acceptance of market values as the rot at the heart of the US’s top universities. Photograph: Thinkstock

Former Yale professor William Deresiewicz has sparked an fiery debate in the US about the point of higher education. His essay Don’t Send Your (...)

South Korean students prepare to take an exam. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

The sight of secondary school students in blue uniforms traipsing through downtown Seoul at 11pm is jarring, but it’s common in the highly competiti(...)

The advent of “big data” is a well-documented aspect of our digital age. But the abuse of statistics is also a well-known phenomenon; telling lies wit(...)

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is to take up a teaching role in harvard Business School. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Harvard Business School has hired Alex Ferguson, the former manager of the Manchester United soccer team, to teach in its executive education p(...)

Ellis Ludwig-Leone: ‘I kind of converted to classical music when I was in college, but I used to go to sleep to The Doors’ first record when I was a kid’

His musical project might be named after the famous “running of the bulls” festival in Pamplona, but there is nothing wild, brutish or frenzied(...)

President Xi Jinping’s daughter Xi Mingze, is at Harvard

One of the major irritations among ordinary Chinese about what they perceive as abuse of privilege by senior Communist Party members is the way the le(...)