1- My classes have started since Aug 31. Here , the educational system is very packed . I mean each semester is divided into about two "2 months period", and normally you pick up two course per period.
Well , in my opinion , it's a good method for hacker-minded people (or self-taughts ones). You just focus on two topics and finish them , that's all ! Like a hacker who wants to penetrate a new stuff !!
2- My research interests are shifting to "Data mining / Visualisation", but it's not clear at the moment... I'll write about it later.
3- Human beings are the same any where :) I knew this, but I can see it here more ...