Ireland Continues Push for Global Innovation
February 19, 2016

Ireland’s international rankings jumped to 8th place in 2015 from 10th place in 2013 according to the EU Innovation Union Scoreboard. While this alone is cause for celebration, the country is not ready to rest just yet. The recently released “Innovation 2020” report details Ireland’s ambitious strategies for research, development, science and technology over the next five years. Let’s take a closer look at some highlights, along with what it means for global change.

Plans for Pan-African Research Funding Management Program in 2017
February 11, 2016
There's more big news in Pan-African research and education. The Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa is working to develop a new, cohesive system for distributing, monitoring, and assessing research funding across the continent. Let's take a look at the Alliance's plans and wha...

Where Do The Researchers Go?
February 5, 2016
The value of science, technology and innovation (STI) in fueling global economic growth cannot be overstated. And while funding is a large part of the equation, there’s another equally critical factor: the researchers themselves. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural (UNESCO)...

The EU Will Ease Entry Requirements for Students
January 29, 2016
Are you a non-EU student hoping to study or complete an internship in the European Union? If so, we have good news! The EU is working towards a series of agreements that will make it easier for non-EU students to live, work, and study in the EU.  Let's see what the EU has in store for internati...

Australia's New Agenda Will Support Science and Innovation
January 21, 2016
Australia has been making some big strides in higher education and international study, but the Aussie government wants to improve the country's prospects in several key areas. Now, a new funding and development program aims to build and support higher education, research, and innovation in the Land...

Why Funding PhDs Makes Good Economic Sense
January 14, 2016
If you're thinking about pursuing a doctorate in science or mathematics, we have some good news for you. A new study has shown that funding for doctoral studies in STEM fields has a positive impact on students and their communities. Read on to find out more about the benefits of PhD funding and how ...

The End of “Publish or Perish” Culture in Australia?
January 7, 2016
“Publish or perish” has long been the international academic mandate, but it won’t be for long if Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull gets his way.  He recently proposed a cutting edge plan wherein academics will be rewarded for producing work with real-world commercial...

German Government to Invest More in Education
December 31, 2015
Great news from Germany! The government recently announced its plans to spend more on education and research in 2016. What exactly can we expect to see in the year ahead? Let’s take a closer look.

Philanthropists Favor Higher Education Above All
December 24, 2015
Christmas is, according to Ebeneezer Scrooge's nephew Fred, “a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time” and indeed, the holidays are all about giving – gifts for loved ones, sharing meals with friends, and giving to charity. But some giving isn't limited to spare ch...

Russia Courts Foreign Scientists With New Plan
December 17, 2015
With the world’s scientists a hot commodity in the higher education sector, Russia recently announced plans to amp up its allure to top minds Let’s take a closer look at the initiative, along with why demand for scientists continues to rise.


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...