Canada Announces Scholarship for International PhD Students
July 13, 2017

Are you a graduate student looking for an opportunity to pursue a PhD in Canada?  Consider the Vanier Graduate Scholarship.  Let’s take a closer look.

Turkish University Reaches Out to Africa
July 6, 2017
In alignment with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's vision for Africa, the Istanbul Technical University (ITU) recently shared news of a project underway in Djibouti with expansion plans for Rwanda, Senegal, Morocco and Tunisia. The objective of the initiative? The sharing of research and exp...

University Researchers Led 40 Percent of All Inventions Since 1950s
June 29, 2017
University researchers have a larger role in the creation of all inventions since the 1950s than was previously thought.  Read on to learn more about the critical role that university research has on technological inventions—and our quality of life.  Let’s take a closer look.

US Climate Researchers Eligible for Grant from France
June 22, 2017
The French government is offering four-year grants to scientists, students, teachers and business people from around the world who want to work on climate change.  Interested?  Take a closer look.

Is an Egyptian Space Agency on its Way?
June 15, 2017
Star Trek may have declared space to be the “final frontier,” and now Egypt is aiming to get in on the exploration. According to a recent report from the Egypt Independent, the country’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research recently proposed a new law which would su...

Biomedicine Faces Dearth of PhD’s in UK
June 12, 2017
With biomedical researchers in the UK “deeply concerned” about their fate as long-term researchers, the UK scientific community may face academic “brain drain.”  Let’s take a closer look.

Checking in on the State of New Zealand’s PhD Strategy
June 2, 2017
More than a decade ago, New Zealand introduced an ambitious new strategy aimed at drawing more international PhD students to its universities toward the ultimate goal of boosting New Zealand’s ranking on the global higher education scene while simultaneously contributing to the country’s...

Pakistan Facing Critical PhD Shortage
May 25, 2017
During a recent address to a group of visiting journalists, Pakistan’s federal Higher Education Commission (HEC) chairman Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed revealed a critical rising problem: a shortage of talent at the doctoral level, according to a report from the Pakistan Observer. Just how dire is the pro...

Asian University Ally to Increase Mobility
May 18, 2017
The formation of a new alliance of Asian universities will help Asian universities rise in world rankings and compete among the best universities in the world.  Let’s take a closer look.

Are There Upsides to the End of Brazil’s Science Without Borders Program?
May 11, 2017
Brazil’s Ministry of Education announced last month that it would officially end Science Without Borders (“(Ciência sem Fronteiras), a national scholarship program which sought to support 100,000 Brazilian students and researchers in the pursuit of international studies at leading ...


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...