Microsoft Launches New Artificial Intelligence Research Group
October 6, 2016

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will soar to accessibility with Microsoft’s newly launched AI and Research Group, a non-profit devoted to promoting public understanding of AI technologies.  Learn more about how Microsoft will infuse its world—and yours—with AI. 

Pakistan to Send 10,000 Scholars to US for Ph.D. Studies
September 28, 2016
The Government of Pakistan will send 10,000 students to the United States next year for Ph.D. studies.  The goal? To boost higher education opportunities in Pakistan, and to strengthen the recently launched US-Pakistan Knowledge Corridor.  Read on to learn more.

Brexit Prompts UK Universities to Think Beyond Britain
September 21, 2016
All eyes will continue to be on the UK in the months and years ahead in the aftermath of the controversial EU referendum result. But not everyone is willing to take a “wait and see” approach. Among the entities contemplating proactive action to safeguard their future in a post-Brexit wor...

Chinese Scientists Get New Incentive to Go Commercial
September 15, 2016
All research advances knowledge, but research which can be commercialized has the unique power to spur innovation...and economic development. In a push to encourage the country’s researchers to explore ways to translate their research into commercial products, China is granting its universitie...

NASA Launches Free Research Portal
September 8, 2016
We have good news for researchers in science and engineering. NASA recently launched a new research portal that will make NASA-funded research free to the public. The launch is a major step in a move towards open-science and research access, so let's see how the new portal will give students and sci...

Young EU Researchers Call for Increased Access to Funding
September 1, 2016
Researchers from throughout the EU have joined forces to call for more sustainable and effective funding schemes. The question they ask in the new Bratislava Declaration of Young Researchers presented earlier this summer? “Would any of our current systems have funded a young Einstein or a Mari...

NZ to Invest Even More in University Innovation
August 25, 2016
Entrepreneurship is increasingly valued in contemporary society. With the world facing a number of different challenges, innovation will be the key to overcoming the obstacles and moving forward. The New Zealand government is taking a giant step toward ensuring that entrepreneurship is alive and wel...

European Research Council Funding Leads to Scientific Breakthroughs
August 18, 2016
The European Research Council is one of the foremost funding bodies in the European Union, and since its inception in 2007 has funded more than 6,000 research projects. But does the Council's support produce positive results? A new report indicates that projects funded by the ERC are not only succes...

India To Take on Academic Plagiarism
August 11, 2016
Plagiarism is considered to be the most serious offense in academia. Not only does it squelch the advancement of knowledge, but it often results in dire consequences for students who get caught in the act of stealing someone else’s work. In response, the Indian government is stepping up to tak...

OECD Recommends the EU Ease Visa Restrictions for Migrants
July 28, 2016
Earlier this year, the European Parliament made it easier for non-EU nationals to study and stay in the EU after graduation. But according to an OECD report, there's more that the EU can do to make the region attractive to skilled international migrants. Let's take a look at the OECD's recommendatio...


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...

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...

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...