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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 closer look at the impact of Erasmus, along with how Brexit is potentially threatening its future.


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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.

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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...

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The US Attracts More International Female STEM Students
September 13, 2016
By now we all know that STEM fields are the place to be. However, “Sevis by the Numbers” statistics shared earlier this year by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reveal that one geographical destination is particularly alluring when it comes to STEM studies -- at least for female ...

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Are Public Master’s Degrees Cost Efficient?
September 11, 2016
Many people assume that public higher education institutions are weighed down by bureaucracy to the point of extreme inefficiency. However, evidence recently published in the journal, Research in Higher Education, reveals that this is largely a misconception. The reality? The vast majority of master...

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More Indian Students Head Overseas
September 6, 2016
As Indian families grow in wealth, options for international studies are also expanding for the country’s youth, according to a report from New Delhi Television (NDTV). Let’s take a closer look at the numbers, along with identifying where Indian students are headed and why.

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Finland’s International Students Choosing to Stay and Work Post-Graduation
September 2, 2016
While it’s natural to assume that most international students head back home after completing their coursework abroad, data from Finland tell a very different story. In fact, more than half of international students were still working in Finland a year after graduation, according to a recent r...

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Canada Wants International Students to Stick Around
August 30, 2016
While many students seek out international study opportunities in Canada, few stay after graduation due to immigration obstacles. According to a recent announcement from Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship John McCallum, this situation is subject to change in the near ...

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Scotland's University Admissions Hit Record Highs
August 26, 2016
Scottish students have a reason to celebrate! On 9 August the Scottish Qualifications Authority released this year's exam results and a record number of students qualified for university places. The results also show some positive developments for Scottish higher education, despite the uncertainty s...

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Chinese-Russian Cooperation Reaches Historic Levels
August 19, 2016
Leaders from top academic institutions in China and Russia came together last month in Moscow with a singular agenda: to boost cooperation in the fields of science and education at universities in both countries, according to a press release from host university Lomonosov Moscow State University. He...

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September 22, 2016

You’ve got one camp telling you that an excellent thesis will help you make a name for yourself in your field. Another waxes on about the value ...


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September 9, 2016

Finland, Finland, Finland. If this Nordic country isn't already where you want to be, it soon will.  Finland may be small, but it packs big punch...


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September 8, 2016

If you’ve already been accepted to graduate school, we’ve got good news for you: your writing skills were strong enough to get your applic...