Europe to Make Scientific Research Open Access by 2020
July 14, 2016

Open access to scientific research is important for the promotion of innovation and development, but most scientific journals and publications in the EU require subscriptions or access fees. But a new reform means that the future of academic publishing in the EU could be more open and accessible. Here's a look a the reform and the goals of the Competitive Council regarding open access and research publications.

The Job Outlook for PhDs: Gloom and Doom or Smoke and Mirrors?
July 7, 2016
Much has been made in recent months over the ominous job prospects of today’s PhDs. However, a recent Science article not only discounts these concerns, but declares the entire employment crisis to be an “illusion.” Let’s take a closer look at the report, along with what...

Is Major Change Ahead for France’s Higher Education System?
June 30, 2016
France’s higher education system is poised for a serious upgrade if science minister Thierry Mandon has anything to say about it. Last month, Mandon -- the country’s former minister for state reform and simplification -- outlined his plans for 50 measures aimed at improving higher educat...

Brexit Risk for UK Universities
June 23, 2016
The countdown is over. Today, 23 June 2016, UK nationals around the world will vote on whether to remain in the European Union or end the decades-long partnership with their continental neighbors. The decision has been a contentious one, marked by fierce debates and competing claims regarding the pr...

What Would £5M Do For You?
June 16, 2016
Chinese tech billionaire Charles Chen Yidan recently announced his latest brainchild: the establishment of a global education award aimed at recognizing individuals or teams of people with outstanding accomplishments in the field of education while simultaneously empowering them to make change. Name...

US Professor Brings Robotics to West Africa
June 9, 2016
While some people speculate that robots will be the end of civilization as we know it, one university professor believes that robotics are the key to employment and development in Africa. But how can a student-built robot that navigates mazes change the economic future of a continent? Read on to fin...

EU Announces New Entry Rules for Researchers
June 2, 2016
We have exciting news for international students hoping to study in the EU! The European Parliament recently passed a sweeping directive that makes it easier for non-EU citizens to study and complete research in EU-member states. Let's take a closer look at the new directive and see how the changes ...

The Ivy League...In Germany?
May 26, 2016
While the U.S. has long cornered the market on Ivy League institutions, it may not maintain exclusive bragging rights for long due to an ongoing program in Germany aimed at supporting educational excellence toward positioning Germany’s universities higher in world rankings. Let’s take a ...

Africa Takes Aim at Raising Higher Education Quality
May 19, 2016
Higher education in Africa is ripe for a boost thanks to a recent agreement between The African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education (CAMES) and UNESCO. Its goal? Quality assurance through a combination of evaluation, advocacy and infrastructure support. Let’s take a closer look at the ag...

Canadian Faculty Gets an Invite from India
May 12, 2016
What do you get when you combine an ongoing initiative by India to improve its higher learning offerings with a surplus of teachers and professors in Canada’s reputable higher education system? An invitation from the former to the latter to teach at its institutes of higher learning for period...


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...