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Free Degrees for Physically Challenged PhD Students in India
January 12, 2017

India’s University of Mysore follows several universities in the country by offering tuition waivers for all physically disabled PhD students.  Learn why.


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Increasing Insights into the Diversity Lag Among Biomedical Faculty
January 5, 2017
Some experts have long insisted that the key to faculty diversity in higher education rests in the establishment of a pipeline. Their theory? That encouraging more minority students to pursue PhDs would naturally lead to more diversity at the faculty level. Not all have held with this theory, howeve...

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Workers’ Rights for PhD Students
December 29, 2016
In October, the National Labor Relations Board ruled in favor of granting graduate students the right to unionize.  Learn more about how the ruling will make an impact on PhD students.

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World Bank Gives $85 million to Sri Lanka for Research and Development
December 22, 2016
Sri Lanka will receive $85 million from the World Bank for research and development.  Why the push?  Sri Lanka wants to see innovation and engagement between the public and private sectors.  Let’s take a closer look.

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Singapore Increases Funding for Social Sciences and Humanities Research
December 15, 2016
Singapore’s Ministry of Education recently set aside $252 million in research funding over the next five years for social sciences and the humanities, a 45 percent increase in the last five years.  Find out why. 

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National PhD Registry Coming to Malaysia
December 8, 2016
What’s stopping people in Malaysia from laying claim to academic titles they haven’t earned? Nothing...yet. This will soon change, however, thanks to plans from the country’s Higher Education Ministry to establish a National Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Registry. Let’s take a c...

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Malaysia’s Goal? 60,000 PhD’s by 2023
December 1, 2016
Malaysia wants to have 60,000 PhD degree holders by 2023 to meet the nation’s need for more research and innovation.  Find out more about how the Ministry of Education plans to meet that goal.

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Do You Have Your PhD in Turkey Cooking Safety?
November 24, 2016
Americans all over the world are currently waking up to put their turkeys in the oven. And while a golden gobbler looks glorious on any Thanksgiving table, it can wreak havoc on diners if not properly cooked. Luckily, there are a few things chefs can do to ensure that their turkeys pass the test. He...

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Will Brexit Harm Science and Research in the UK?
November 17, 2016
Britain has long been a world leader in the areas of science and research. A recent report from the New York Times, however, suggests that its eminence in these fields may decline in the post-Brexit landscape. Here’s a closer look at what experts say may be on the horizon when it comes to the ...

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Have You Met Lego Grad Student?
November 9, 2016
Star Wars characters have their own Lego figures. So do Harry, Hermione, Ron, Hagrid and even He Who Must Not Be Named. In fact, everyone from Homer Simpson to Nelson Mandela has been immortalized by Lego. Not to mention Mark Twain, Langston Hughes, John Milton, Mahatma Gandhi, Mao Tse-tung, William...

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January 2, 2017

Looking to kick off the new year with a nice influx of cash for your research? You can buy a scratch ticket and hope for the best, but you may not hav...


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December 19, 2016

When you complete your degree, you walk away with more than new knowledge and expertise in your field. You also graduate with new insights, credential...


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December 5, 2016

Even for the most brilliant and accomplished students, starting a PhD can be intimidating. After all, bachelor’s studies are one thing, but doct...