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South Korea Commits $9 Million for Scholarships in Sub-Saharan Africa
December 13, 2018
Earlier this year in Nairobi, the South Korean government announced that it would provide $9 million to support the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) in Africa. Now comes news that the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) has signed a $3.8 million grant agreement with the World Bank as part of the larger scheme.

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Australian-German Collaboration Aims to Change Lives
December 6, 2018
Early career university researchers from Australia and Germany are ramping up their collaborative efforts thanks to the Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme. Now comes news of $2.7 million in funding for two projects -- one for customized 3D bone implants and the other for low-cost de...

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Why Female Department Chairs Matter
November 29, 2018
We often talk about the importance of gender diversity on college campuses -- particularly as it relates to institutional leadership. Now more concrete evidence on the value of female chairs has emerged. Let's take a closer look at the issue.

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PhD Makes University History with First Thesis in IsiXhosa
November 22, 2018
Completing a PhD is a monumental feat in and of itself. Now imagine being the first person in your university’s century-old history to write your dissertation in one of your country’s official languages -- not to mention your own mother tongue. This is exactly what PhD student Nompumelelo Kapa a...

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Number of Later-in-Life PhD students rises
November 15, 2018
'Lifelong learning' is one of the biggest buzzwords in education right now. Recent news from both Canada and the US indicates people of all ages are eager to get in on the educational action, including more older students in pursuit of PhDs -- many of them without plans to work in their fields. Here...

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Humanities PhDs: It’s Good Now But It Gets Even Better
November 8, 2018
Humanities PhDs don’t always have the easiest path. In fact, between an extremely competitive job market and high student debt, life with a humanities doctorate has its fair share of obstacles. If you’re thinking of letting these obstacles deter you from graduate school, however, a survey by the...

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Is Author Gender Linked with Research Impact and Usefulness?
November 7, 2018
Gender disparities in academia have been widely discussed, with research suggesting that male researchers not only produce more papers every year, but are also more cited overall. Now comes news, however, that women -- while often under-represented in academia -- may actually have a greater educatio...

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European Research Funders Want To Cut Ties With Journal Subscriptions
October 25, 2018
A radical new open-access plan in Europe could spell doom and gloom for scientific journal subscriptions, but also open up research. Let's take a closer look.

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Grad Student Makes Quantum Leap in Computing
October 18, 2018
If any field of computing is outside the box it's quantum computing. It's theoretical and confusing. One grad student, though, has just answered an essential question in the field. The big discovery took her eight years. Let's take a closer look.

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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.

Articles

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December 3, 2018

We’ve already established that corporations have many of the same rights as citizens in the US. And also that natural features, such as the Te Urewe...


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November 19, 2018

Congratulations! You're here! You've networked, applied to jobs, and now you are invited to lunch or dinner with a potential employer. What should you...


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November 5, 2018

Can't get funding for that PhD you so desperately want? Should you take out a loan? Here's a rundown of the things to consider.