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New Indian Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Pure Science PhDs
May 5, 2016

There's good news for science PhDs studying in India. The Indian Department of Science and Technology wants more PhDs to complete their post-doctoral work in India, and it's willing to pay researchers to stay. The new National Post Doctoral Fellowship program is already underway, so let's take a closer look at the funding scheme and see how India is planning to encourage post-doctoral researchers in pure sciences.


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Basic Research Funding to Get a Boost in China?
April 28, 2016
Last month the National People’s Congress approved the outline for China’s next five-year plan (2016-2020) with the objective of cultivating the “revitalization of the Chinese nation.” A major strategy toward that goal? Innovation fueled by an infusion to R&D spending on ...

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More International Students Flocking to Korea?
April 14, 2016
The latest country to get in on the global push to entice more international students to its universities? Korea. In fact, according to figures recently released by the Korean Ministry of Justice, the number of foreign students opting to study in Korea spiked to  more than 100,000 in 2015 -- a ...

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Canada Boosts Education Funding in 2016 and Beyond
April 7, 2016
Canada’s recently announced budget aims high with a spending plan of $290 billion for the 2016/2017 federal budget. The ultimate goal of this heavy spending? To spur a “bold transformation” for the country’s flagging economy. One area in particular will see a major boost in F...

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Germany and Russia Develop New Academic Agreement
April 4, 2016
Germany and Russia have a history of academic cooperation. Now a new exchange program will encourage increased collaboration between the two countries and help Russia grow its higher education system. Read on to find out more about the new agreement and what it means for researchers and students aro...

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The UK Ranks Highest with International Post-Graduate Students
March 24, 2016
The United Kingdom consistently tops the charts as a destination for international students. Now new reports show that the country has the highest levels of international post-graduate student satisfaction. This is great news for the UK, which is making efforts to increase its competitiveness within...

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Gender Quota Ahead for Scottish Universities?
March 17, 2016
A significant gender gap in Scottish universities across subjects viewed as conventionally “male” or “female” has spurred the country’s policymakers to take ambitious action. The Scottish Funding Council’s interim Gender Action Plan highlights the challenges while...

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Is Crowdsourcing Peer Review the Next Big Thing in Academia?
March 10, 2016
The formal peer review process might just be one of the most-hated aspects of academic life. While in theory the concept might be a sound one, in practice it is often plagued by issues which stand in the way of its ultimate goal: improving the quality of research. Further highlighting the disparity ...

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Just How Much Does Science Matter in Australia?
March 7, 2016
While the general value of science toward advancing society is well-known, can a precise number be put on its contributions to the economy, public health and environment? Yes, according to a recent report. Let’s take a closer look at the report, which underscores just how much science matters ...

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STEM Graduates in the US Could See a Two-Year Visa Extension
February 25, 2016
We have good news for international students studying STEM subjects in the US. Students participating in Optional Practical Training programs in STEM fields may be eligible for extended stays in the US after graduation. The opportunity for extended stays rests on the decision of a single judge and t...

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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...