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Singapore Increases Funding for Social Sciences and Humanities Research
December 15, 2016

Singapore’s Ministry of Education recently set aside $252 million in research funding over the next five years for social sciences and the humanities, a 45 percent increase in the last five years.  Find out why. 


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National PhD Registry Coming to Malaysia
December 8, 2016
What’s stopping people in Malaysia from laying claim to academic titles they haven’t earned? Nothing...yet. This will soon change, however, thanks to plans from the country’s Higher Education Ministry to establish a National Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Registry. Let’s take a c...

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Malaysia’s Goal? 60,000 PhD’s by 2023
December 1, 2016
Malaysia wants to have 60,000 PhD degree holders by 2023 to meet the nation’s need for more research and innovation.  Find out more about how the Ministry of Education plans to meet that goal.

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Do You Have Your PhD in Turkey Cooking Safety?
November 24, 2016
Americans all over the world are currently waking up to put their turkeys in the oven. And while a golden gobbler looks glorious on any Thanksgiving table, it can wreak havoc on diners if not properly cooked. Luckily, there are a few things chefs can do to ensure that their turkeys pass the test. He...

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Will Brexit Harm Science and Research in the UK?
November 17, 2016
Britain has long been a world leader in the areas of science and research. A recent report from the New York Times, however, suggests that its eminence in these fields may decline in the post-Brexit landscape. Here’s a closer look at what experts say may be on the horizon when it comes to the ...

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Have You Met Lego Grad Student?
November 9, 2016
Star Wars characters have their own Lego figures. So do Harry, Hermione, Ron, Hagrid and even He Who Must Not Be Named. In fact, everyone from Homer Simpson to Nelson Mandela has been immortalized by Lego. Not to mention Mark Twain, Langston Hughes, John Milton, Mahatma Gandhi, Mao Tse-tung, William...

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Numbers of Ph.D. Applicants in the US Decline
November 3, 2016
The numbers of Ph.D. applicants in the US declined from 2014-2015.  While certain fields, like mathematics and computer science see consistent increases in the numbers of applications, the applications for Ph.D.’s in the humanities suffering.  Find out why.

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More Indians Flock to the EU for Higher Education
October 27, 2016
While the U.S. is holding on to its standing as the top destination for Indians studying abroad, the EU is having a major moment, according to The Hindustan Times. Just how many Indians are heading to the EU and which countries do they favor? Let’s take a closer look.

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Big Data and Clean Energy
October 20, 2016
Feel like you’re looking for a needle in a haystack?  Graduates students overwhelmed by “big data” take note: students at the University of Washington are working on ways to sift through large quantities of data for use in clean energy research.  Find out what they’...

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Robot-Generated Peer Reviews Fool Academics
October 11, 2016
Peer reviews, a cornerstone of academic publication, can make or break a scientist.  Four researchers at Italy’s University of Trieste figured out a way to generate fake robot-written peer reviews that can fool even the most experienced academic.  Find out why.  

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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...