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Will Innovation Push Latin America To The Top?
September 21, 2017

Latin America has a chance to push its way to the top in innovation by translating its inputs like research and development—into outputs.  Let’s take a closer look at this year’s innovation winners in Latin America.


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Australian Universities May Be Better Than Their Rankings
September 14, 2017
International students contemplating graduate work in Australia have more reasons to celebrate. A new study suggests that Australian universities may be better than their current rankings.  Let’s take a closer look.

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A Quarter of Arts and Humanities PhDs “Neglect Career Development”
September 7, 2017
A new report reveals that arts and humanities PhD students in the UK neglect career development.  They say it’s a waste of time.  Find out why—and how you should prepare for a career with a PhD in the arts and humanities.  Let’s take a closer look.

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Least Developed Countries Seek Climate Change Curricula Autonomy
August 24, 2017
Developing-world universities have long relied on climate experts and consultants from wealthier countries for insights into climate change curricula. The newly established Least Developed Countries Universities Consortium for Climate Change (LUCCC) aims to change that through a collaborative effort...

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PhDs Protest for Jobs in Pakistan
August 18, 2017
The International News recently reported on an ongoing protest by PhD holders in front of the National Press Club in Islamabad. The protest was part of a PDA campaign aimed at facilitating more permanent placements for PhD holders. More than 400 of the country’s PhD degree holders are without ...

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Kenya Enforces New PhD Curriculum Rules
August 10, 2017
To ensure superior quality of PhD graduates from Kenya’s universities, the Kenyan government has issued new curriculum rules.  Learn more about the new expectations for Kenyan graduate students, and what universities are doing to comply.

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Dutch Universities Unite to Finance R&D Projects
July 28, 2017
Three Dutch universities of technology have joined forces to help finance projects deriving from their own R&D programs. What are they hoping to accomplish, and why is this collaboration newsworthy? Here’s a closer look.

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Canada Announces Scholarship for International PhD Students
July 13, 2017
Are you a graduate student looking for an opportunity to pursue a PhD in Canada?  Consider the Vanier Graduate Scholarship.  Let’s take a closer look.

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Turkish University Reaches Out to Africa
July 6, 2017
In alignment with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's vision for Africa, the Istanbul Technical University (ITU) recently shared news of a project underway in Djibouti with expansion plans for Rwanda, Senegal, Morocco and Tunisia. The objective of the initiative? The sharing of research and exp...

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University Researchers Led 40 Percent of All Inventions Since 1950s
June 29, 2017
University researchers have a larger role in the creation of all inventions since the 1950s than was previously thought.  Read on to learn more about the critical role that university research has on technological inventions—and our quality of life.  Let’s take a closer look.

Articles

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September 18, 2017

Attention PhD students and early career researchers: If you’re feeling overwhelmed when preparing to run your first tutorial, you’re ...


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September 4, 2017

Postdoctoral work can be the key to landing a permanent job in the highly competitive world of academia. Short in length but long on responsibilities,...


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August 28, 2017

Are you experiencing stress as a graduate student? If so, you’re far from alone. In fact, a staggering 43 percent of doctoral students report fe...