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Irish Academics Consider the Value of PhDs
October 12, 2017

Irish academics are questioning the value of PhDs. Why? Let’s take a closer look at what a PhD in Ireland can give you—and what it can’t.


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The Problem with Predatory Journals
October 4, 2017
While fake news may be plaguing the mainstream, a similarly themed issue is infiltrating the academic sector: Predatory journals. A recent Nature article highlights this issue, along with why putting an end to the phenomenon is essential to scientific scholarship.

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New Research Sheds Light on the Well-Being of French PhD Students
September 28, 2017
Until recently, limited data was available regarding the connections between mental health, well-being, and PhD students in France. Now, two new interlinked studies led by evolutionary biology, genetics and bioinformatics expert Gabriel Marais offer invaluable insights into where French PhD students...

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Will Innovation Push Latin America To The Top?
September 21, 2017
Latin America has a chance to push its way to the top in innovation by translating its inputs like research and development—into outputs.  Let’s take a closer look at this year’s innovation winners in Latin America.

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Australian Universities May Be Better Than Their Rankings
September 14, 2017
International students contemplating graduate work in Australia have more reasons to celebrate. A new study suggests that Australian universities may be better than their current rankings.  Let’s take a closer look.

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A Quarter of Arts and Humanities PhDs “Neglect Career Development”
September 7, 2017
A new report reveals that arts and humanities PhD students in the UK neglect career development.  They say it’s a waste of time.  Find out why—and how you should prepare for a career with a PhD in the arts and humanities.  Let’s take a closer look.

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Least Developed Countries Seek Climate Change Curricula Autonomy
August 24, 2017
Developing-world universities have long relied on climate experts and consultants from wealthier countries for insights into climate change curricula. The newly established Least Developed Countries Universities Consortium for Climate Change (LUCCC) aims to change that through a collaborative effort...

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PhDs Protest for Jobs in Pakistan
August 18, 2017
The International News recently reported on an ongoing protest by PhD holders in front of the National Press Club in Islamabad. The protest was part of a PDA campaign aimed at facilitating more permanent placements for PhD holders. More than 400 of the country’s PhD degree holders are without ...

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Kenya Enforces New PhD Curriculum Rules
August 10, 2017
To ensure superior quality of PhD graduates from Kenya’s universities, the Kenyan government has issued new curriculum rules.  Learn more about the new expectations for Kenyan graduate students, and what universities are doing to comply.

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Dutch Universities Unite to Finance R&D Projects
July 28, 2017
Three Dutch universities of technology have joined forces to help finance projects deriving from their own R&D programs. What are they hoping to accomplish, and why is this collaboration newsworthy? Here’s a closer look.

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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...