Lee Kuan Yew on America

Lee Kuan Yew: One Man's View of the World

Lee Kuan Yew: One Man’s View of the World

Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister, is celebrating his 90th birthday today. I like to read his books and speeches because he can be so perceptive.

In his latest book, One Man’s View of the World, he rightly praises America for its resilience and dynamism.  He says: [Read more...]

America top choice of would-be migrants

America remains the favourite destination of people wanting to move to another country. And the country with the largest number of people wanting to move to the United States is China.

Nigeria and India have the second and third largest number of people wanting to settle in America.

Countries with the largest number of people wanting to settle in the US

Countries with the largest number of people wanting to settle in the US

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U.S. universities with most international students

Guess which US universities host the most international students? Here’s the list of the 25 US universities which had the largest number of international students in 2010-2011.

These 25 universities had a total of 144,359 international students – or 20 per cent of all the international students in America — in 2010-2011. The information is from the Open Doors Data of the Institute of International Education. [Read more...]

What international students study in America

The number of international students in the United States rose from 690,923 in 2009-2010 to 723,277 in 2010-2011, a 4.7 per cent increase, according to the Open Doors Data from the Institute of International Education. But what are the subjects they study?

Engineering and business management – these are the most popular fields of study for those from the 26 countries that send the largest number of students to America. [Read more...]

Asian students in America

The number of students from Singapore went up from 4,051 in 2009-2010 to 4,356 in 2010-2011, but Singapore is not on the list of 25 countries that send the most number of students to the United States, as we saw in the previous post.

Singapore has more undergraduate than graduate students in the US. In this, Singapore is unlike India, China and Taiwan, which have more graduate than undergraduate students in America.  [Read more...]