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How To Stay Healthy While Finishing Your PhD
February 11, 2018
In times of stress, we tend to forget about our health, but we shouldn't. If you're a PhD student feeling bogged down by the pressures of finishing, you need to remember one thing: balance. Let's take a closer look at how you can achieve and maintain your balance during one of the most stressful times of your life.

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Is Your Relationship with Your PhD Advisor Hurting You?
January 29, 2018
In a perfect world, we’d all get along with everyone. In the world we live in, however, relationships -- and the personalities that inform them -- are dynamic. Perhaps no one knows this better than PhD students, for whom a good student-advisor relationship can be a major boon and a bad one can be ...

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5 Side Jobs for Scientists
January 19, 2018
If you’re a young scientist looking to improve your standard of living, consider working a remote side job from home. You can beef up your resume, improve your skills, and share your love of science with the whole world. Let’s take a closer look.

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Three Reasons Why It’s Never Too Late to Get a PhD
April 18, 2016
French woman Colette Bourlier made the news last month when she earned high distinction for her doctoral thesis on immigration workers. While that in itself is a notable accomplishment, what makes Bourlier’s feat truly remarkable was her age at the time: Bourlier was 91, although she had start...

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5 Reasons Why “Fail” is Not a Four-Letter Word
December 14, 2015
One four-letter “f” word strikes heart in the fear of most students. No, we’re not talking about that “f” word, but about another which has the potential to derail your academic path and impede your career goals. That word, of course, is “fail.” But is it re...

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Nine Best Movies for PhD Students
November 30, 2015
PhD students are super busy and under a lot of pressure, but even the most studious doctoral candidate needs to some down time. Here's a list of nine films that perfectly capture the ethos of post-graduate studies – whether you're looking for inspiration or commiseration.

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The Rise of Environmental Research
November 26, 2015
Do you excel in science and problem-solving? Do you like to use logic, reasoning, and deduction to approach tough issues? Do you have a passion for the environment and conservation? If you answered 'yes' to these questions, then a career in environmental research may be the right path for you. Read ...

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Pros and Cons of Continuing into an Academic Career
November 16, 2015
PhD Students often assume they'll slide right into academic careers, but academia isn't your only option  and it's a good idea to consider every possibility. Take some time to consider this list of the pros and cons of an academic position and find out what path is right for you!

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What Makes a University "International"?
May 6, 2015
Is there an incontestable way to quantify “internationalization” on the higher education scene? According to the Times Higher Education's publication, there is. Let’s take a closer look at the world's most global universities and at how they are rated.

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What is The Power of Part-time Studies?
May 6, 2015
Last Wednesday a report named  “The Power of Part-time” was published by Universities UK. After amassing and analyzing data from students, employers, higher education administrators and other stakeholder organizations, the study's conclusions were firm: part-time higher education st...

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February 15, 2018

In January of 2015 during the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the European Bioinformatics Institute’s Nick Goldman issued a chal...


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February 7, 2018

The National Science Foundation recently published its latest report on research publications across the globe. Find out which country publishes the m...


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January 30, 2018

The European Commission named research and innovation its top priorities as it begins the negotiations process with member states-minus the UK. How wi...