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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 why titles matter so much -- especially for women who hold doctorates.

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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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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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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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China To Invest More Money Into Its Top Universities
June 22, 2018
As China looks to continue its path towards technological innovation, it will invest about $17.2 billion by 2020 to assist the nation's top 42 universities in becoming world-class institutions. They'll also create 137 universities with first-class rankings in specific fields. Let's take a closer loo...

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PhD Student Numbers Reach All-Time High in Switzerland
June 15, 2018
A PhD boom has been underway across the globe in recent years. The latest country to get in on the action? Switzerland. In fact, the number of PhD students in Switzerland reached record numbers in 2017. Here’s a closer look at the figures.

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Malta Government Exempts Masters And PhD Students From Taxes
June 7, 2018
Under a new Maltese plan, students studying for the master's or doctoral degrees will no longer have to pay taxes when they enter the workforce. Master's students won't have to pay taxes for the first year they work, and PhD students will avoid taxes for two years of work. Let's take a closer look.

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Which Country Leads the Rest in Producing STEM Grads?
May 31, 2018
American businessman and former politician once declared STEM education to be “the key to the U.S.’s economic future.” But the US is far from alone. STEM studies are the global imperative, with countries investing in STEM education initiatives positioned for profound gains in the coming years....

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August 16, 2018

When we hear the word 'archives,' thoughts of dark rooms filled with dusty papers from ancient times may first come to mind. However, the fact is that...


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July 23, 2018

Biodiversity is the 'infrastructure' that keeps our planet alive. Without biodiversity, the earth's ecosystems suffer and die. And biodiversity in man...


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July 19, 2018

We often talk about the many benefits of summer school. However, it’s not the only option for PhD students in climate change fields looking to give ...