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Ireland Extends “Stay Back” Option to 2 Years for International Postgrads
February 23, 2017

International postgrads in Ireland who want some extra time to find work, apply for a green card, or even have a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone have something to celebrate.  The Irish government recently extended its one-year “stay back” option to two years.  Find out why.


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More Funding for South African PhD Students?
February 16, 2017
Amidst challenging economic conditions, South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) remains committed to its priorities for economic growth and job creation, according to a recent annual address by Minister Naledi Pandor. Also on the agenda? Increasing both funding and internatio...

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India Launches Postgraduate Admissions Tests
February 9, 2017
Starting in academic year 2017, students in India will take common entrance tests to pursue postgraduate courses such as the MA, MSc, and Mcom.  Find out why.

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How Does Women Research Participation Measure Up in North Africa?
February 2, 2017
A recent report published by the Turkey-based Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (“SESRIC”) yielded interesting insights into the representation of women researchers around the world. According to “Education and Scientific Developmen...

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'Hidden Figures' Shows Changes in STEM and Hollywood
January 26, 2017
Three-time Oscar nominee “Hidden Figures” tells us the true story of three mathematicians at NASA in 1969 who were aerospace pioneers—three black women with their PhDs.  Let’s take a closer look at an amazing film—and an inspiring story.

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Is Publish or Perish a Thing of the Past?
January 19, 2017
“Publish or perish” has long been a mantra on the higher education scene. However, recent comments from the European University Association’s Council for Doctoral Education (CDE) Chair Luke Georghiou, as told to Times Higher Education, suggest that the research publication model ma...

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Free Degrees for Physically Challenged PhD Students in India
January 12, 2017
India’s University of Mysore follows several universities in the country by offering tuition waivers for all physically disabled PhD students.  Learn why.

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Increasing Insights into the Diversity Lag Among Biomedical Faculty
January 5, 2017
Some experts have long insisted that the key to faculty diversity in higher education rests in the establishment of a pipeline. Their theory? That encouraging more minority students to pursue PhDs would naturally lead to more diversity at the faculty level. Not all have held with this theory, howeve...

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Workers’ Rights for PhD Students
December 29, 2016
In October, the National Labor Relations Board ruled in favor of granting graduate students the right to unionize.  Learn more about how the ruling will make an impact on PhD students.

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World Bank Gives $85 million to Sri Lanka for Research and Development
December 22, 2016
Sri Lanka will receive $85 million from the World Bank for research and development.  Why the push?  Sri Lanka wants to see innovation and engagement between the public and private sectors.  Let’s take a closer look.

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February 27, 2017

Last night’s Best Picture announcement gaff at the 89th Annual Academy Awards may have left you with the impression that Hollywood’s brigh...


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February 13, 2017

Tenure-track jobs are often positioned as the “Holy Grail” of the academic world. But while THE Holy Grail is largely regarded as the stuf...


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January 30, 2017

No one picks a PhD program hoping for the worst. In fact, the vast majority of doctoral students go in with high hopes and expectations. However, ...