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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 look.

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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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Kenya Needs More PhDs
May 25, 2018
A new report sheds some light on why it takes so long for postgraduates to finish their advanced degrees in Kenya. Let's take a closer look.

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Is the Science Gender Gap More Like a Chasm?
May 25, 2018
We often talk about “closing the gender gap,” and an abundance of initiatives are underway toward this imperative -- especially in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) fields. But are those efforts working, and will the gender gap in science ever be bridged? Accord...

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Scottish Universities See Record Graduate Enrollments
April 26, 2018
Record numbers of graduate students are studying in Scotland and with good reason. A new report from the Scottish Funding Council shares the results. Let's take a closer look.

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Don't Miss Your Chance to Read Hawking's PhD
April 19, 2018
Stephen Hawking's thesis is widely popular. Let's take a closer look at how you can read it.

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Should You Get a PhD in Creativity?
April 12, 2018
What's new in doctoral work? A PhD in Creativity. To keep up with the needs pace of technology in the modern world, more schools are offering innovative terminal degrees. Check it out.

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Pay Slightly Up For US Faculty
April 6, 2018
Some heartening news for college and university professors: your pay is up. Before you get too excited though, it's only up slightly. Let's take a closer look.

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June 18, 2018

If you're starting a PhD or postdoc, you may opt to join a lab abroad. Here are a few tips on how to fit in. Let's take a closer look.


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June 5, 2018

If you're a PhD student, you know all-too-well the burnout that you face at the end of the semester. The fatigue. The anxiety. The sprint to the end. ...