Collective Bargaining Rights for Graduate Students at Private Universities
October 21, 2016

 For over a decade, graduate students at private universities in the United States did not have collective bargaining rights.  Now they do.  Let’s take a closer look.      

National Science Foundation Awards $3.5M to Support Diversity in STEM
October 18, 2016
The National Science Foundation recently awarded $3.5 million to the Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation to help increase the numbers of minority students pursuing degrees in STEM.  Let’s take a closer look. 

Israeli Higher Education Gets Multi-Year Funding Boost
October 14, 2016
Israel is among the host of countries making research and innovation a top priority. To that end, the Council for Higher Education announced last month a six-year plan which will incrementally increase the national budget for higher education, according to the Jerusalem Post. Let’s take a clos...

Research Shows That College Grads Are Better Employed Than You Think
October 11, 2016
A 2014 Wall Street Journal article declared, “Welcome to the well-educated barista economy.”  The gist of the piece?  An attempt to get to the bottom of “why young adults have been hit so hard,” in the wake of the Great Recession. As it turns out, however, they mig...

New Report Suggests International Experience More Valuable Than You Think
October 4, 2016
Take that foreign language class you’ve always wanted to take!  Graduates need to know how to work across boundaries of language and culture, border and economy to succeed in a global workplace.  A new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) suggests that despite its importanc...

The Unusual Link Between Immigrant Background and Higher Education in the UK
September 30, 2016
Children with native-born parents and children of foreign-born parents are usually on equal footing when it comes to college attainment, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). However, a recent OECD study reveals a very different phenomenon in England and Nor...

Young Ukrainians Eager for International Study Opportunities
September 27, 2016
While Ukraine has been rocked by a number of factors, including ongoing conflict in the region, a fragile political system and a tumultuous economy, a recent study from the British Council finds hope among its young people despite these uncertainties. Let’s take a closer look at the report, al...

The Push to Protect Erasmus Post-Brexit
September 23, 2016
Hundreds of thousands of students have benefited from participation in Erasmus programs. However, with participation in this exchange scheme for students from the UK now uncertain due to Brexit, Erasmus leader are urging the government to take steps to keep the program available. Let’s take a ...

Japan and South Korea Top Rankings of Most Innovative Asian Universities
September 19, 2016
Japan and South Korea top a recently published Reuters ranking of Asia's most innovative universities.  The rankings measure the numbers of patent applications, the frequency of research citations, and industry co-authors, among other criteria.  Here's a closer look.

What Pays More – Degree Subject or Prestige?
September 16, 2016
What makes a bigger difference in long-term salary potential – degree field or degree prestige? While some students assume that they need a degree from a highly ranked university, a new study indicates that the field of study has more to say about earning potential than the institution that aw...


October 20, 2016

Six years ago, the UN General Assembly designated October 20th as “World Statistics Day.”  As the science of learning from data, stat...

October 13, 2016

The stakes are high in every facet of this election. Today, we look at one aspect: higher education, as it pertains to both American and international...

October 10, 2016

Our world, our lives, and our careers are changing faster and faster. Modern professionals need to be able to adapt quickly to new trends in their fie...