Turkey and Academia: Looking East

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Is Turkey turning the tables on Europe? For the past seven years, Turkey has been trying to convince the European Union that it's ready to become a member. But years of rejection appear to have taken their toll, with Turkish businesses looking increasingly to new, non-EU markets.

Nalanda in India used to be a prestigious centre of learning, long before Oxford or Cambridge. An Afghan invasion in the 12th century put an end to that. But now - 800 years later - there are plans to restore it to its former glory. Those efforts are being led by a Nobel-prize winning economist. Professor Amartya Sen tells us how he hopes to make Nalanda a pan-Asian university.

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Thu 16 May 2013 07:32 GMT

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