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4 Great Places for Writing Your PhD Thesis
May 10, 2018
Concentration is essential when your writing your thesis -- so much so, in fact, that many PhD students find that their usual study spots may not cut it when it comes to facilitating complete and total focus. Whether you’re just starting to write your thesis, midway through it, or in the home stretch, finding a place that supports your productivity can be a liberating part of the process. Wondering where to begin when it comes to finding your own special spot? We’ve got four options, along with tips for turning your own space into a writing-friendly retreat if you can’t get away.

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How Many of Russia’s PostDocs Are Ready to Relocate?
May 1, 2018
Concerns about the Russian brain drain due to the country’s economic woes are nothing new. However, new research indicates that the issue may be worsening. Here’s a closer look.

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Six Tips for Pursuing Your PhD with a Family
April 23, 2018
Pursuing a doctorate is rigorous work. However, just because you’re doing a PhD doesn’t mean it has to take over your personal life. In fact, plenty of PhD students manage other commitments as well, including raising families. Wondering whether you’ve got what it takes to take on a PhD when y...

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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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May 25, 2018

We often talk about “closing the gender gap,” and an abundance of initiatives are underway toward this imperative -- especially in science, techno...


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April 26, 2018

Record numbers of graduate students are studying in Scotland and with good reason. A new report from the Scottish Funding Council shares the results. ...