Taiwan History
Asia

Taiwan History

Taiwan, whose name means “terraced bay”, was originally inhabited by peoples with Austronesian languages ​​who settled in the plains and were only pushed into the mountains by the Chinese immigrants, where their descendants still live today (Ami, Atayal). The second name Formosa (Ilha Formosa, “beautiful island”) was given to the island by the Portuguese, who […]

Cyprus Arts
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Cyprus Arts

Bronze age The culturally significant Bronze Age of Cyprus is divided into three main periods: early (2300–2000 BC), middle (2000–1600 BC) and late (1600–1050 BC) Bronze Age. The early Bronze Age is represented by sites (especially graves with additions), among other things. known in Vunus, Kurion, Phaneromeni (today Episcopi) and Philia with its jugs. The […]

Armenia
Asia

Azerbaijan vs Armenia

Azerbaijan Another landlocked country in the Middle East is Azerbaijan. It lies between the Caucasus and the Caspian Sea. Even if the Caspian Sea has a sea in its name, it is a lake and the largest in the world. The capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan is Baku. The head of state is President […]

Syria Territory
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Syria Territory

(Al-Jumhūrīyah al-ʽArabīyah as-Sūrīyah). State of Western Asia (185,180 km²). Capital: Damascus. Administrative division: mohafazat districts (14). Population: 21.117.690 residents (2012 estimate). Language: Arabic (official), Aramaic, Armenian, Circassian, Kurdish. Religion: Muslims (Sunni 74%, Shia 12%), Christians 5.5%, Druze 3%, others 5.5%. Monetary unit: Syrian pound (100 piastres). Human Development Index: 0.658 (118th place). Borders: Turkey (N), […]

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Study in Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

I did a semester abroad at Swinburne University of Technology in Kuching, Malaysia in the 2018 summer semester and had a wonderful time there. In this field report I will record some of my impressions to help you decide for or against a semester in Kuching. Kuching is a relatively large city in the Malaysian […]

Stud in Malaysia
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Stud in Malaysia

Study system in Malaysia The British study system was the inspiration for the Malaysian study system. The study period is thus divided into undergraduate and postgraduate studies and leads to the Bachelor’s degree after four years (in practice-intensive subjects there are five to six). Upon request, the Master’s degree and then the research-intensive two- to […]

Cyprus Higher Education
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Cyprus Higher Education

Cyprus is an island state in the eastern Mediterranean, located approx. 70 km south of Turkey and 400 km east of the Greek island of Rhodes. After many years of war against the English colonial power and partly between the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots, Cyprus was declared an independent republic in 1960. In 1974, […]

Study in Cyprus
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Vocational Training in Cyprus

Cyprus has a university and several colleges where you can take all or part of your higher education. At college and higher level, the language of instruction is usually English. In the schools, the language of instruction is Greek in the southern part of Cyprus and Turkish in the Turkish Cypriot part. As one of […]