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Why PhD Students Are So Important for Universities
April 9, 2018
PhD students, know this: your university needs you. Yes, you work hard. Yes, you’re focused. Yes, sometimes you miss the big picture because of your laser-focus. Let's take a closer look at why you're so important for universities.

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Understanding the Value of PhDs: Academic v. Non-Academic Career Paths
March 26, 2018
There’s no denying that a PhD is a tremendous achievement. Less clear? Just how much value this advanced credential offers degree-holders -- particularly when you factor in that many PhDs end up in non-academic careers. Wondering whether you’ll get more out of staying in academia or making the l...

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Three Reasons to Study Hospitality and Tourism in Hong Kong
March 21, 2018
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, has declared tourism to be “an economic and social phenomenon.” It’s hardly a surprise that so many people are endeavoring to get into this field, which is why a degree in tourism and hospitality can be an inva...

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Working On Your PhD? These Seven Women Will Inspire You
March 12, 2018
We recently observed International Women’s Day, but we’re far from done celebrating. In fact, the US is currently celebrating Women’s History Month, aimed at recognizing the many contributions women have made to the country. We can think of no better time to highlight the achievements of seven...

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Research & Development: An essential sector in Africa’s future development
March 6, 2018
Africa is home to some of the world’s fastest growing economies. An injection of innovation, research, and development from Africa’s young academics will help those economies grow, thrive, and inspire the rest of the continent and the world. Let’s take a closer look.

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Four Ways to Make Your PhD Interdisciplinary
February 26, 2018
In a recent Nature article, academic program director Gundula Bosch, PhD., calls for training the current generation of PhD students “to be thinkers not just specialists.” One of the best ways to go about facilitating this shift, according to experts? Interdisciplinary studies.

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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 tim...

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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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January 11, 2019

Podcasts have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years. And while we mostly think of them in the context of entertainment, they are also aliv...


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December 13, 2018

Earlier this year in Nairobi, the South Korean government announced that it would provide $9 million to support the Regional Scholarship and Innovatio...