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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 invaluable way to gain an advantage on the job market. But with so many possibilities when it comes to programs and degree destinations, how do you know where to undertake your studies? For many tourism and hospitality students, Hong Kong is THE place to be. Here’s a closer look at three reasons to head to Hong Kong for hospitality and tourism studies.

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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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How to Manage the End of a Sabbatical
January 15, 2018
Sabbaticals, often lauded as a cure-all for burnout, are worth taking as a graduate student. Here’s how to take one, and return to your studies with renewed grace and vigor. Let’s take a closer look.

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Four Ways to Plan for The Upcoming Semester
January 1, 2018
What better time to begin planning for the semester ahead than with the flip of the calendar page to an entirely new year? Especially for busy PhD students, planning ahead can mean the difference between success and stagnation. So while it may not be fun, it’s a worthwhile endeavor. Wondering wher...

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The Pros and Cons of Open Access Publishing
December 5, 2017
About to publish your dissertation? Time to think about open access. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits—and pitfalls—of open access publishing.

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How to Talk About Your Research to Outsiders
December 4, 2017
It’s the bane of every PhD candidate’s existence: explaining your research to outsiders. Looking for ways to engage others in your research and still manage to make friends? Let’s take a closer look at six strategies to help you.

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April 19, 2018

Stephen Hawking's thesis is widely popular. Let's take a closer look at how you can read it.


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April 12, 2018

What's new in doctoral work? A PhD in Creativity. To keep up with the needs pace of technology in the modern world, more schools are offering innovati...


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April 6, 2018

Some heartening news for college and university professors: your pay is up. Before you get too excited though, it's only up slightly. Let's take a clo...