Jack Eustace examines China’s dominant messaging app and where it might be going next
The Chinese name for WeChat is Wēixìn, which translates literally to “micro-message”. The app’s actual existence stands in direct contradiction to its name, as WeChat is anything but micro.
Released in 2011 by Tencent Holdings Limited, the app presents …
The construction of a new centre in University College Dublin (UCD) is currently delayed and around €4.8 million over Budget. UCD President Andrew Deeks had expressed his concern over the building project, stating it risked a “diplomatic incident”…
BESS graduate Lara Connaughton wins spot on masters programme in Tsinghua University, Beijing
Lara Connaughton, a Business, Economics and Social Studies (BESS) graduate, has gained a place in the Schwarzman Scholarship programme, making her the first Irish applicant to do so since the programme was founded in 2013. Lara specialised in Business and …
Nessa describes the success behind the struggle to prevent the extinction of the Giant Panda.
The giant panda has become something of a success story after the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) downgraded its threat level from ‘Endangered’ to ‘Vulnerable’. This is largely due to the monumental efforts made by the Chinese government …
Including Beijing Foreign Studies University, Trinity has 16 major partnerships with universities in the East Asia region. These include universities in Japan, Korea, Singapore, the Hong Kong region, as well as Mainland China.
Trinity yesterday confirmed the beginning of a joint research programme as well as an exchange programme with Beijing Foreign Studies University.
The announcement was made as part of a state visit to China led by Minister for Education and Skills, …
Irish higher education provides new opportunities for a growing number of Chinese students.
Wang Can, a final-year PhD student, and I are sitting in a cafe in UCD’s Conway Institute. Like hundreds of other Chinese students, the Beijing University of Chemical Technology graduate came to the university through its pre-masters programme. In China, …
College has unveiled a Chinese language website – and new profiles on popular Chinese social media platforms including YouKu, Tencent Weibo and Renren – as part of its efforts to increase international student numbers.
The new website, intended to …