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Zimbabwe Designates More GDP to Research and Development
October 11, 2018
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa recently announced his government has committed one percent of gross domestic product (GDP) to research and development (R&D). Here’s a closer look at the announcement and what it means.

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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 ...

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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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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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Is Australia Maximizing the Potential of Its PhDs?
July 26, 2018
Thousands of students receive PhDs in Australia every year. And while there is a great need for their talents in the private sector, woefully few of them end up working outside of academe. Here's a closer look at why this matters so much, and what experts say should be done to correct the issue.

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Want To Sleep Better? Avoid Cyan, Say Researchers
July 19, 2018
That glow from your smartphone may be keeping you up at night more than you realize. Avoiding the color cyan--a cross between blue and green--may help you sleep better, according to researchers at the University of Manchester. Let's take a closer look.

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New Visa Restrictions for Chinese Grad Students in the US?
June 28, 2018
Chinese graduate students planning to study aviation, robotics or advancement manufacturing in the US may now have less time to do so thanks to new restrictions recently announced by the Department of State. Here’s a closer look at what to expect and why it matters.

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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...