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Are Podcasts the New Frontier of Academic Research?
January 11, 2019
Podcasts have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years. And while we mostly think of them in the context of entertainment, they are also alive and well in academia as a communication tool and resource for students in the digital age. Now comes news that podcasts have the potential to be even more: academic research in and of themselves.

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South Korea Commits $9 Million for Scholarships in Sub-Saharan Africa
December 13, 2018
Earlier this year in Nairobi, the South Korean government announced that it would provide $9 million to support the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) in Africa. Now comes news that the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) has signed a $3.8 million grant agreeme...

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Australian-German Collaboration Aims to Change Lives
December 6, 2018
Early career university researchers from Australia and Germany are ramping up their collaborative efforts thanks to the Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme. Now comes news of $2.7 million in funding for two projects -- one for customized 3D bone implants and the other for low-cost de...

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Why Female Department Chairs Matter
November 29, 2018
We often talk about the importance of gender diversity on college campuses -- particularly as it relates to institutional leadership. Now more concrete evidence on the value of female chairs has emerged. Let's take a closer look at the issue.

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Number of Later-in-Life PhD students rises
November 15, 2018
'Lifelong learning' is one of the biggest buzzwords in education right now. Recent news from both Canada and the US indicates people of all ages are eager to get in on the educational action, including more older students in pursuit of PhDs -- many of them without plans to work in their fields. Here...

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Humanities PhDs: It’s Good Now But It Gets Even Better
November 8, 2018
Humanities PhDs don’t always have the easiest path. In fact, between an extremely competitive job market and high student debt, life with a humanities doctorate has its fair share of obstacles. If you’re thinking of letting these obstacles deter you from graduate school, however, a survey by the...

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Is Author Gender Linked with Research Impact and Usefulness?
November 7, 2018
Gender disparities in academia have been widely discussed, with research suggesting that male researchers not only produce more papers every year, but are also more cited overall. Now comes news, however, that women -- while often under-represented in academia -- may actually have a greater educatio...

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European Research Funders Want To Cut Ties With Journal Subscriptions
October 25, 2018
A radical new open-access plan in Europe could spell doom and gloom for scientific journal subscriptions, but also open up research. Let's take a closer look.

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Grad Student Makes Quantum Leap in Computing
October 18, 2018
If any field of computing is outside the box it's quantum computing. It's theoretical and confusing. One grad student, though, has just answered an essential question in the field. The big discovery took her eight years. Let's take a closer look.

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How is Brexit Affecting Higher Education in The UK?
October 5, 2018
Earlier this year, the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) released data for the 2016-2017 year. While significant in and of itself, the report was particularly significant for one reason: the 2016-2017 academic year was the first to fall entirely post-Brexit. Here’s a closer look at ...

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January 16, 2019

Social media makes an impact not just on our daily interaction with the world, but increasingly on PhD research too. Now more than ever social media i...


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January 3, 2019

The new year is upon us, which means so are new year’s resolutions. Whether 2018 was full of blessings or you’re happy it is in the rearview mirro...


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December 20, 2018

At the sixth African Higher Education Week held this fall in Nairobi, Kenya, various African leaders cited the pivotal role African universities can p...