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How is Brexit Affecting Higher Education in The UK?
October 5, 2018
Earlier this year, the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) released data for the 2016-2017 year. While significant in and of itself, the report was particularly significant for one reason: the 2016-2017 academic year was the first to fall entirely post-Brexit. Here’s a closer look at the figures, along with recent insights from one EU academic in the UK.

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How One Man's PhD Inspired Improv With a Robot
September 27, 2018
A robot and a scientist walk into a bar... So begins the marriage of comedy and robots. Turns out robots are funny, at least when artificial intelligence, or AI, is involved. Let's take a closer look at how AI led to comedy for a PhD student.

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89-Year-Old Freedom Fighter Completing his PhD
September 20, 2018
For one man, the quest for knowledge is insatiable. This year, the district of Koppal in Karnataka, India, will send its 89-year-old resident to Hampi University in Kannada Sahitya to complete his PhD.

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India’s UGC Relaxes Requirements for Designated M.Phil and PhD Applicants
September 13, 2018
India’s University Grants Commission (UGC) has amended regulations to the qualifying criteria for admission to M.Phil and PhD programs for designated applicants. Here’s a closer look at the changes.

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A Move to Stop PhD Student Exploitation in Australia?
September 6, 2018
Universities Australia has introduced a new framework recommending that universities bar relationships between PhD students and their advisors. Here’s a closer look at the guidelines, along with why insiders say it is necessary.

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Does Google Think You Should Do a PhD?
August 30, 2018
From 'why do dogs wag their tails?' to 'have I been ghosted?' people ask Google millions of questions every day. In its Autocomplete Questions column, The Guardian attempts to tackle some of them. One of the latest topics getting its due is 'Should I do a PhD?'

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An Indian Institute Recruits Hundreds of PhD Students
August 23, 2018
One Indian Institute is bucking the trend of Indian PhDs heading abroad to complete their studies. This year, they have recruited hundreds. Let's take a closer look.

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Why Female Academics Say Using Titles is a Must
August 17, 2018
While male professors with PhDs may have the liberty of using their first names with students in order to promote friendlier interactions, female professors with the same qualifications should not be so quick to do the same, according to recent tweets from female academics. Here’s a closer look at...

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Introducing the LA Area's Most Exclusive School
July 12, 2018
When we hear the phrases “Los Angeles” and “exclusive schools,” thoughts of Beverly Hills may first come to mind. However, when it comes to exclusivity, one school located in Hawthorne, California saw hundreds of applications for just a dozen spots during its 2017 admissions cycle. We’re t...

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Academia Provides PhDs with Job Satisfaction
July 5, 2018
New data from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences shows that despite lower pay than some of their colleagues, humanities PhDs have high levels of job satisfaction, especially if they stay in academics. Let's take a closer look.

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October 11, 2018

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa recently announced his government has committed one percent of gross domestic product (GDP) to research and deve...


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October 5, 2018

Earlier this year, the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) released data for the 2016-2017 year. While significant in and of itself, the ...


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September 27, 2018

A robot and a scientist walk into a bar... So begins the marriage of comedy and robots. Turns out robots are funny, at least when artificial intellige...