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Egyptian Universities to Attract More International Students
May 4, 2017

In a push to generate the national economy, Egypt’s Ministry of Higher Education unveiled a plan to increase international student enrollment at national universities.  Let’s take a closer look at the plan—and its potential implications for Egyptian students.


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Malaysia Takes on Fake PhDs
April 27, 2017
In response to a rise in fake PhD credentials, Malaysia’s Higher Education Ministry is taking innovation action by setting up a public database for verification purposes, according to a report from Yahoo. Here’s a closer look at the plan, along with why officials deem it necessary.

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Teaching Critical Thinking in Humanities Reduces Belief in Pseudoscience
April 20, 2017
A control group of students not explicitly taught critical thinking skills doesn’t change their beliefs about pseudoscience after taking a course—but a group of students who have critical thinking built into their course does.  Find out why in this exciting new study on the importan...

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UK Scientists Fear Rising Threat to Climate Change Funding
April 13, 2017
US President Donald Trump has made his feelings about climate change very clear for years. He recently reinforced these views with the unveiling of a proposed federal budget that saw the end of numerous programs aimed at understanding and slowing climate change. But according to a report from The Gu...

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What Fields Will the Brexit Brain Drain Hit Hardest?
April 6, 2017
With the future is still uncertain regarding Brexit and its potential impact on international students and faculty, many people are wondering about the possibility of a “brain drain” caused by an exodus of EU academics. Which fields would be hit hardest if this were to occur? A recent re...

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PhD Numbers Rise with No Sacrifice to Quality in Denmark
March 30, 2017
As part of Denmark’s objective to increase growth and innovation capacity, its universities were required by 2006’s Agreement on Distribution of the Globalization Fund (The Globalization Agreement) to increase their annual intake of PhD students to 2,400. The aim? To create a pipeline of...

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Indonesia Increases Scholarship Fund for Postgrads
March 23, 2017
The Indonesian government recently announced that it would double its scholarship fund to $225 million this year, with hopes of increasing the fund substantially in the future.  Learn more about the Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education—or LPDP, and why the government is taking such a b...

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US Maintains Steady Number of Postdocs
March 16, 2017
While the US maintains a steady number of postdocs, the fields of specialty have shifted.  Although it’s unclear why the shift has happened, postdoctoral students—and their universities—may want to find ways to increase their numbers and to figure out why numbers are shifting....

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New Loan Program for Welsh Postgrads
March 9, 2017
Postgraduate funding for master’s students will be available to Welsh students, following a commitment by the Welsh government to support its graduate students.  Learn more about the program. 

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A Change in Direction for the Chinese Education Model?
March 2, 2017
The Chinese doctoral education system has largely been influenced by the Soviet model since its inception. However, according to a recent working paper published by the Centre for Global Higher Education, a shift is underway. What’s changing and what does it mean for the future of doctoral stu...

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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...