Australian Research Council Takes Action for Gender Equality
December 10, 2015

While gender equality in research is increasingly recognized as critically important, significant barriers remain to women in science. The Australian Research Council’s (ARC) recently released Gender Equality Action Plan for 2015-16 details specific strategies aimed at promoting change in the months ahead. Let’s take a closer look at what we can expect.

Why the New UNESCO Report is Essential to Understand Higher Ed
December 3, 2015
Science is alive and well in the world, according to the latest UNESCO Science Report: Towards 2030. This newly-released study of science, technology and innovation (STI) trends and developments at the country level reveals that there are currently 7.8 million scientific researchers in the world -- ...

New Zealand and China To Relaunch PhD Scholarship Program
November 26, 2015
With educational exchange a growing imperative for today’s universities, New Zealand and China are the latest countries to get in on the action with the relaunch of the Doctoral Research Scholarships program. Let’s take a closer look at the initiative, along with the role it’s expe...

13 UK Universities Adopt New Doctoral Training Program
November 19, 2015
Industry and technology are always changing, and universities in the UK are working to train doctoral students in skills and sectors that will meet the evolving needs of vital industries around the world. Let's take a closer look at the universities involved and what they're doing to make sure that ...

£5billion in funds for scientific research over the next five years
November 12, 2015
There's some very welcome news for scientists in the UK and beyond. The Wellcome Trust, which was set up in 1936, will almost double its investment in science research and education in the next five years. Here's what the Wellcome Trust plans and how it can help students.

Long-Term Research Collaboration a Benefit for Scientists
November 5, 2015
Two heads are better than one. That's the message of a new study released by an Italian research institute last month. The study has some interesting insight into scholarly research and collaboration, so let's take a closer look and see how working with a partner can help students achieve success in...

International Students Fuel Rise in US Graduate-School Enrollment
October 29, 2015
Students from around the world are flocking to USA graduate programs, according to a new study. As well as showing a record increase in international graduate student enrollment in US programs, the study has revealed some other interesting statistics. Let's take a closer look at the study and what i...

The UK Ready to Welcome Peruvian Postgraduate Scholars
October 22, 2015
2015 has been a stellar year for academic collaboration, and the international cooperation trend continues with an announcement from the UK and Peru. Here's what's in store for postgraduate students from Peru.

Japan Aims for 50 Percent Boost in Foreign Students
October 16, 2015
The Japanese government recently unveiled plans aimed at attracting more international students to work in Japan. Just how significant are the country’s revitalization goals for inbound international exchange? The Japanese Cabinet Office is aiming for a 50 percent increase in foreign students ...

South Africa’s SKA: Calling All Data Scientists
October 13, 2015
South Africa is quickly picking up steam when it comes to the field of data science. In fact, the massive global Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope is in need of a whopping 200 data scientists for research. Let’s take a closer look at the project, along with how South Africa pla...


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...