News

Scottish Universities See Record Graduate Enrollments
April 26, 2018
Record numbers of graduate students are studying in Scotland and with good reason. A new report from the Scottish Funding Council shares the results. Let's take a closer look.

image
Don't Miss Your Chance to Read Hawking's PhD
April 19, 2018
Stephen Hawking's thesis is widely popular. Let's take a closer look at how you can read it.

image
Should You Get a PhD in Creativity?
April 12, 2018
What's new in doctoral work? A PhD in Creativity. To keep up with the needs pace of technology in the modern world, more schools are offering innovative terminal degrees. Check it out.

image
Pay Slightly Up For US Faculty
April 6, 2018
Some heartening news for college and university professors: your pay is up. Before you get too excited though, it's only up slightly. Let's take a closer look.

image
Is the Brexit Brain Drain Already Underway?
March 29, 2018
Stakeholders have been wondering what Brexit might mean for international mobility since the UK opted out of the EU. Now comes news that the much-dreaded “brain drain” has already begun, with top universities reporting a drop in PhD applications from European students. Here’s a closer look at ...

image
Doctorate Requirements Boost PhDs
March 22, 2018
New data suggests that the UK's push for new university staff to have a doctorate has helped increase the number of PhD by over a third in six years. Let's take a closer look.

image
Women Undertaking More Engineering PhDs in the UK
March 16, 2018
The latest figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) are in, with promising news about women in the sciences: Not only do women now comprise more than 25 percent of engineering PhD students at universities in the UK, but the number of women pursuing advanced degrees in engineering a...

image
South Africa Celebrates PhD Accomplishments
March 9, 2018
The continent of Africa continues to break barriers in the research. At a recent awards ceremony for South African academics Professor Madla Makhanya applauded the work of over 70 researchers. According to IOL News, Dr. S. Jansen van Rensburg, age 30, earned the 2017 Young Female Doctral Graduate Aw...

image
Canada Endeavors to Increase International PhDs
March 1, 2018
Canadian universities have long been lobbying for more funding for international students. Now, following moves by two Ontario universities to make graduate school more affordable for international students by reducing or eliminating fees, insiders are predicting a significant shift in the degree to...

image
Is Your Screenplay Worth a Million Dollars?
February 28, 2018
Whether you’ve already got a brilliant screenplay tucked away in a drawer somewhere or you’ve been looking for the motivation to finally put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard, as the case may be), there may be a million dollar prize in your future thanks to an exciting new competition for col...

Articles

image
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...


image
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...


image
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...