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Canadian Universities Debut Term Limits for Research Chairs
November 22, 2017
The push for diversity in higher education is a global phenomenon. Universities in Canada may have even more incentive to boost diversity, however, thanks to diversity targets set by a court settlement for the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program. To that end, many schools are debuting term limits designed to facilitate the entry of new academics into the prestigious positions. Here’s a closer look at the trend.

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French Scientists May Have Cracked the Dyslexia Code
November 16, 2017
A new breakthrough by researchers at a French university may help people with dyslexia. What’s it all about? Eyes. Let’s take a closer look.

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UK Government Aims to Secure Post-Brexit Research Exchange
November 10, 2017
The academic community has long feared the impact of Brexit on UK research and exchange. Now comes news that the government is working to secure an “ambitious agreement” with the EU, which will allow British universities to continue collaborating with EU entities. Here’s a closer l...

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South African Scientists Face Budget Cuts
November 7, 2017
The National Research Foundation in South Africa does not have enough funding to support South Africa’s researchers. Learn more about the upcoming budget cuts.

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Why Brazil’s Research Institutions are in Grave Peril
November 2, 2017
Scientists in Brazil are begging the government to restore funding or risk the imminent shutdown of research institutions. Here’s a closer look at budget cuts to research, along with they’re jeopardizing the future of research in Brazil.

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Stephen Hawking’s Thesis Available for the First Time
October 31, 2017
For the first time, Stephen Hawking’s thesis is publicly available. Learn more about his brilliant work on the expanding universe—and what he hopes to achieve by making his thesis available to the public. Let’s take a closer look.

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Is the UK Facing a Critical Technical Talent Shortage?
October 19, 2017
While the need for overseas academic talent is widely touted,  the value of highly trained experts in technical, non-academic positions is often undersold. However, current immigration policies may bring the subject to the forefront -- particularly as the ability to attract and retain these vit...

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Irish Academics Consider the Value of PhDs
October 12, 2017
Irish academics are questioning the value of PhDs. Why? Let’s take a closer look at what a PhD in Ireland can give you—and what it can’t.

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The Problem with Predatory Journals
October 4, 2017
While fake news may be plaguing the mainstream, a similarly themed issue is infiltrating the academic sector: Predatory journals. A recent Nature article highlights this issue, along with why putting an end to the phenomenon is essential to scientific scholarship.

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New Research Sheds Light on the Well-Being of French PhD Students
September 28, 2017
Until recently, limited data was available regarding the connections between mental health, well-being, and PhD students in France. Now, two new interlinked studies led by evolutionary biology, genetics and bioinformatics expert Gabriel Marais offer invaluable insights into where French PhD students...

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November 13, 2017

Academics with disabilities often face discrimination in academia. Here’s a list of some of the challenges academics with disabilities face&mdas...


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October 30, 2017

The quest for tenure can be an all-encompassing one. In fact, many academics get so caught up in the pursuit of tenure that they forget about an equal...


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October 16, 2017

Landing an academic job is a big deal. In fact, it’s such a big deal that it can be easy to overlook the finer points of your contract. The real...