Archive for August, 2009

Australian National University

Monday, August 10th, 2009

The Australian National University, commonly abbreviated to ANU, is a public teaching and research university located in Canberra, Australia, the federal capital city. The University was established by an act of the Parliament of Australia on 1 August 1946, with the legislated purpose of conducting and promoting research in Australia.

The University is consistently ranked as the best university in Australia by many worldwide university ranking systems, including the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the annual Times Higher Education Supplement rankings. Its notable staff and alumni include five Nobel laureates.

The University is governed by a 15-member council. ANU is a member of several university alliances and cooperative networks, including the Group of Eight (Australian Universities), the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy and the International Alliance of Research Universities. (more…)

National University of Singapore

Monday, August 10th, 2009

The National University of Singapore (Abbreviation: NUS; simplified Chinese: 新加坡国立大学; pinyin: Xīnjiāpō Guólì Dàxué; Abbreviated 国大; Malay: Universiti Kebangsaan Singapura; Tamil: ??????????? ??????? ?????????????) is Singapore’s oldest university. It is the largest university in the country in terms of student enrollment and curriculum offered.

The university’s main campus is located in southwest Singapore at Kent Ridge, with an area of approximately 1.5 km? (0.6 square miles). The Bukit Timah campus houses its law faculty, while the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore is located at Outram campus.

The former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has recently named NUS as the headquarters of his Asian Faith and Globalization Initiative together with Durham University in the UK and Yale University in the USA to deliver an exclusive programme in partnership with Tony Blair Faith Foundation. (more…)

Dell – Making Recycling Easier

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Staples and Dell partner together in recycling

Free, easy and responsible recycling is the centerpiece of our consumer program. Around the globe, we offer programs that allow for the free return of all Dell-branded equipment. In addition, Dell has convenient programs that accept any make or model of computer, monitor, printer or peripheral.


Dell offers customers free donation programs for unwanted functional computers in a number of markets. You can donate your used or unwanted computer to the National Cristina Foundation??to help disabled and economically disadvantaged children and adults in your own community. The foundation will pick up your computer at your door and put it to good use in your community. We’ll even give you a 10 percent discount off your next software or peripheral purchase with Dell. Visit? learn more. (more…)

Emory University

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Emory University is a private research university in the metropolitan area of Atlanta in the Druid Hills CDP in unincorporated Dekalb County, Georgia. In addition to its two undergraduate divisions, Emory has nine graduate and professional schools, including schools of business, law, medicine, theology, nursing, and public health, as well as thirteen graduate programs in arts and sciences.

Emory was originally chartered in 1836 by a small group of Methodists as Emory College in honor of John Emory, a popular bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The school struggled financially until a generous land-grant by Asa Candler, the president of the Coca-Cola Company, allowed the small college to move to DeKalb County near Atlanta and become rechartered as Emory University. The philanthropy of Coca-Cola fortunes such as those belonging to the Candlers, the Woodruffs, the Goizuetas, and others enabled Emory’s growth and empowered its ambition.

Emory is one of several major research universities in the U.S. In its 2009 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked the university’s undergraduate program 18th among national universities, while ranking the medical, law, and business programs among the top 25 in the country. In 2008, Emory received $411.2 million in total research funding awards, more than any other university in Georgia. (more…)