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A Chinese woman takes a photo of a plastic baby used in a course as she and others train to be qualified nannies, known in China as ayis, at the Ayi University in Beijing, China. The Ayi University training program teaches childcare, early education, housekeeping, and other domestic skills. Photo Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
A student gestures near a burning bus during clashes with riot police following a protest over University tuition fees in Johannesburg. Photo Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty
People air quilts at a university campus at the beginning of the new semester in Tai’an, Shandong province, China
Pakistani troops arrive at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda town, some 35 kilometers (21 miles) outside the city of Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday. Gunmen stormed Bacha Khan University named after the founder of an anti-Taliban political party in the country’s northwest
A Palestinian young woman from the Birzeit University looks on during clashes with Israeli security forces in Beit El, on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Ramallah, on Wednesday
A student blows bubbles on the first day of the university introduction days for students in the Wilhelminapark in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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Students from a local college celebrate their graduation at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi. The temple is where Vietnam’s oldest university was founded in the 11th century under the Ly Dynasty
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Students from St Andrews University indulge in a tradition of covering themselves with foam to honour the ‘academic family’ on Monday, in St Andrews, Scotland
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A rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong saw thousands of students from more than 20 tertiary institutions start a week-long boycott of classes in protest against Beijing’s conservative framework for political reform in the region
Medical University graduates throw up mortarboards during the celebration of their graduation in Minsk on Friday. More than one thousand doctors left the university this year
Jobseekers line up at a job fair at Tianjin university, China. According to local media, more than 6,000 people rushed to the job fair on Friday for openings from 300 companies, against the backdrop that a decrease is expected in available positions for fresh graduates in the China job market in 2014
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Students from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, on Monday cover themselves with foam to honour the ‘academic family’ . The ‘raisin weekend’ is held every November in the university’s St Salvator’s Quad. A gift of raisins (now foam) is traditionally given by first-year students to their elders to thank them for their guidance. The first-years in exchange receive a receipt in Latin.
A confucian scholar waits for graduation ceremony at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea. The school was founded in 1398 and is considered the oldest school in East Asia
Candidates applying for a place at the Medical University of Vienna sit an exam in a hall of the fair grounds in Vienna on Friday. According to unofficial data, almost 10,000 people are applying for only 700 places available.
A student from University College Oxford, in southern England, gets “trashed” after finishing his exams. Trashing is the practice where students have all manner of messy items thrown at them by their contemporaries after finishing their finals
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Part of the World Trade Center stands inside the library as part of the tour that the public are able to see on the day the George W. Bush Presidential Library opens for the first time to the public on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.