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Want To Sleep Better? Avoid Cyan, Say Researchers
July 19, 2018
That glow from your smartphone may be keeping you up at night more than you realize. Avoiding the color cyan--a cross between blue and green--may help you sleep better, according to researchers at the University of Manchester. Let's take a closer look.

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Introducing the LA Area's Most Exclusive School
July 12, 2018
When we hear the phrases “Los Angeles” and “exclusive schools,” thoughts of Beverly Hills may first come to mind. However, when it comes to exclusivity, one school located in Hawthorne, California saw hundreds of applications for just a dozen spots during its 2017 admissions cycle. We’re t...

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Academia Provides PhDs with Job Satisfaction
July 5, 2018
New data from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences shows that despite lower pay than some of their colleagues, humanities PhDs have high levels of job satisfaction, especially if they stay in academics. Let's take a closer look.

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New Visa Restrictions for Chinese Grad Students in the US?
June 28, 2018
Chinese graduate students planning to study aviation, robotics or advancement manufacturing in the US may now have less time to do so thanks to new restrictions recently announced by the Department of State. Here’s a closer look at what to expect and why it matters.

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China To Invest More Money Into Its Top Universities
June 22, 2018
As China looks to continue its path towards technological innovation, it will invest about $17.2 billion by 2020 to assist the nation's top 42 universities in becoming world-class institutions. They'll also create 137 universities with first-class rankings in specific fields. Let's take a closer loo...

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PhD Student Numbers Reach All-Time High in Switzerland
June 15, 2018
A PhD boom has been underway across the globe in recent years. The latest country to get in on the action? Switzerland. In fact, the number of PhD students in Switzerland reached record numbers in 2017. Here’s a closer look at the figures.

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Malta Government Exempts Masters And PhD Students From Taxes
June 7, 2018
Under a new Maltese plan, students studying for the master's or doctoral degrees will no longer have to pay taxes when they enter the workforce. Master's students won't have to pay taxes for the first year they work, and PhD students will avoid taxes for two years of work. Let's take a closer look.

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Which Country Leads the Rest in Producing STEM Grads?
May 31, 2018
American businessman and former politician once declared STEM education to be “the key to the U.S.’s economic future.” But the US is far from alone. STEM studies are the global imperative, with countries investing in STEM education initiatives positioned for profound gains in the coming years....

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Kenya Needs More PhDs
May 25, 2018
A new report sheds some light on why it takes so long for postgraduates to finish their advanced degrees in Kenya. Let's take a closer look.

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Is the Science Gender Gap More Like a Chasm?
May 25, 2018
We often talk about “closing the gender gap,” and an abundance of initiatives are underway toward this imperative -- especially in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) fields. But are those efforts working, and will the gender gap in science ever be bridged? Accord...

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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...