Uzbekistan opened a new university named Islamic Academy of Uzbekistan in January. The university is meant for Islamic studies which will focus on scholarly knowledge about Islam and would create an atmosphere of religious tolerance in Uzbek society and beyond in Central Asia. It will also provide the highest and secondary special religious education institutions of the country with highly qualified scientific and pedagogical staff.
Peking University ventures to strengthen its growing linguistics program and expand its collection by acquiring the prestigious De Gruyter Mouton collection. The package includes 2,400 ebook titles (up to and including 2017). Professor Qian Jun, the Vice Director of Peking University’s School of Foreign Languages said “Access to De Gruyter Mouton content not only improves the quality of our resources, but allows our students and researchers to take part in the international academic discussion on linguistics.”
According to experts’ assumptions there could be a fall in the number of Chinese students studying at Australian Universities on account of new anti-treason laws that have been portrayed as “anti-China” by the China’s Communist Party and state-governed media. Last month Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, declared a series of planned laws to limit foreign influence in Australian politics. They are in a dilemma as they want to protect academic freedom at the same time they want to retain Chinese student numbers.