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Why Do Male PhDs Publish More Than Their Female Colleagues?
December 14, 2017
A new study looks at why male PhDs publish more than their female colleagues. The results may surprise you. Let’s take a closer look.

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South Africa Sees a Shift in Academic Demographics
December 7, 2017
The demographics of academic staff across the post-apartheid South African higher education sector has been in a state of flux over the past decade. Now comes new research indicating an “upwards trajectory of black African academics” positioning them to outnumber white scholars in the near futur...

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Kenya University Reforms Threaten Non-PhD Faculty Jobs
November 30, 2017
A major government reform that stipulates PhD requirements for professors at universities in Kenya has thousands of university lecturers nervous about the state of their jobs. Let’s take a closer look.

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Canadian Universities Debut Term Limits for Research Chairs
November 22, 2017
The push for diversity in higher education is a global phenomenon. Universities in Canada may have even more incentive to boost diversity, however, thanks to diversity targets set by a court settlement for the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program. To that end, many schools are debuting term limits d...

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French Scientists May Have Cracked the Dyslexia Code
November 16, 2017
A new breakthrough by researchers at a French university may help people with dyslexia. What’s it all about? Eyes. Let’s take a closer look.

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UK Government Aims to Secure Post-Brexit Research Exchange
November 10, 2017
The academic community has long feared the impact of Brexit on UK research and exchange. Now comes news that the government is working to secure an “ambitious agreement” with the EU, which will allow British universities to continue collaborating with EU entities. Here’s a closer l...

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South African Scientists Face Budget Cuts
November 7, 2017
The National Research Foundation in South Africa does not have enough funding to support South Africa’s researchers. Learn more about the upcoming budget cuts.

Why Brazil’s Research Institutions are in Grave Peril
November 2, 2017
Scientists in Brazil are begging the government to restore funding or risk the imminent shutdown of research institutions. Here’s a closer look at budget cuts to research, along with they’re jeopardizing the future of research in Brazil.

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Stephen Hawking’s Thesis Available for the First Time
October 31, 2017
For the first time, Stephen Hawking’s thesis is publicly available. Learn more about his brilliant work on the expanding universe—and what he hopes to achieve by making his thesis available to the public. Let’s take a closer look.

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Is the UK Facing a Critical Technical Talent Shortage?
October 19, 2017
While the need for overseas academic talent is widely touted,  the value of highly trained experts in technical, non-academic positions is often undersold. However, current immigration policies may bring the subject to the forefront -- particularly as the ability to attract and retain these vit...

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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...