Pakistan Facing Critical PhD Shortage
May 25, 2017

During a recent address to a group of visiting journalists, Pakistan’s federal Higher Education Commission (HEC) chairman Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed revealed a critical rising problem: a shortage of talent at the doctoral level, according to a report from the Pakistan Observer. Just how dire is the problem and what is the country planning to do about it? Here’s a closer look.

Asian University Ally to Increase Mobility
May 18, 2017
The formation of a new alliance of Asian universities will help Asian universities rise in world rankings and compete among the best universities in the world.  Let’s take a closer look.

Are There Upsides to the End of Brazil’s Science Without Borders Program?
May 11, 2017
Brazil’s Ministry of Education announced last month that it would officially end Science Without Borders (“(Ciência sem Fronteiras), a national scholarship program which sought to support 100,000 Brazilian students and researchers in the pursuit of international studies at leading ...

Egyptian Universities to Attract More International Students
May 4, 2017
In a push to generate the national economy, Egypt’s Ministry of Higher Education unveiled a plan to increase international student enrollment at national universities.  Let’s take a closer look at the plan—and its potential implications for Egyptian students.

Malaysia Takes on Fake PhDs
April 27, 2017
In response to a rise in fake PhD credentials, Malaysia’s Higher Education Ministry is taking innovation action by setting up a public database for verification purposes, according to a report from Yahoo. Here’s a closer look at the plan, along with why officials deem it necessary.

Teaching Critical Thinking in Humanities Reduces Belief in Pseudoscience
April 20, 2017
A control group of students not explicitly taught critical thinking skills doesn’t change their beliefs about pseudoscience after taking a course—but a group of students who have critical thinking built into their course does.  Find out why in this exciting new study on the importan...

UK Scientists Fear Rising Threat to Climate Change Funding
April 13, 2017
US President Donald Trump has made his feelings about climate change very clear for years. He recently reinforced these views with the unveiling of a proposed federal budget that saw the end of numerous programs aimed at understanding and slowing climate change. But according to a report from The Gu...

What Fields Will the Brexit Brain Drain Hit Hardest?
April 6, 2017
With the future is still uncertain regarding Brexit and its potential impact on international students and faculty, many people are wondering about the possibility of a “brain drain” caused by an exodus of EU academics. Which fields would be hit hardest if this were to occur? A recent re...

PhD Numbers Rise with No Sacrifice to Quality in Denmark
March 30, 2017
As part of Denmark’s objective to increase growth and innovation capacity, its universities were required by 2006’s Agreement on Distribution of the Globalization Fund (The Globalization Agreement) to increase their annual intake of PhD students to 2,400. The aim? To create a pipeline of...

Indonesia Increases Scholarship Fund for Postgrads
March 23, 2017
The Indonesian government recently announced that it would double its scholarship fund to $225 million this year, with hopes of increasing the fund substantially in the future.  Learn more about the Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education—or LPDP, and why the government is taking such a b...


May 22, 2017

Upper-level academics and extreme athletes are often grouped into separate stereotypes, but the reality is that many people are uniquely suited for bo...

May 8, 2017

Student loan debt is the second highest form of debt in the US, with mortgages in the number one spot.  With so many students and so much debt, i...

April 24, 2017

Superman. Batman. Wonder Woman. Aquaman. The Flash. These are usually the names that first come to mind when children hear the word “hero.&rdquo...