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Why Does Finland Have One of the World's Best Education Systems?
September 21, 2018
Always a top finisher on rankings of the world’s best higher education systems, Finland was recently declared to be “a miracle of education” by the World Bank. On Universitas 21’s assessment of the world’s top universities, meanwhile, Finland claimed top spot when levels of GDP per capita were taken into account -- scoring well above expectations given its income level. So what makes Finland so special? Here’s a closer look. All of which begs the question: What makes Finland so special? Here’s a closer look.

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Seven Countries With Names that Will Surprise You
September 6, 2018
Guess what? You have probably been calling these countries by the wrong name for a long time. It's time to fix it. Let's take a closer look at seven countries whose names will surprise you.

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Why Indigenous Studies Matter for Natural Sciences Students
August 16, 2018
For many years, indigenous people and issues were not only disregarded, but also largely invisible in education. However, as the importance of their impact and influence is increasingly asserted, this is rapidly changing. One area where indigenous studies offer unique value? The natural sciences. He...

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Everything You Need To Know About Graduate Student Unions
May 30, 2018
Graduate student unions are in the news again, with campuses across the US deciding to allow--and not to allow--graduate students to unionize. In October 2016, we reported that National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) would require private universities to bargain with graduate student labor unions on c...

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Where Should You Launch Your Startup?
April 26, 2018
If you’re thinking of starting a startup, now may be the perfect time. Which begs the question: Are any locations better than others when it comes to specific industries? Read on for a roundup of five innovation hubs.

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It's Zero Discrimination Day: 4 Biases You Need To Understand
March 1, 2018
Today, March 1, is Zero Discrimination Day, a day sponsored by UNAIDS. Today, UNAIDS is highlighting the right of everyone to be free of discrimination. This includes discrimination based age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, language, health, geographical loca...

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Around the World: How To Celebrate Carnival, Shrove Tuesday, or Lent
February 12, 2018
What do Pancake Day, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Mardi Gras, and Carnival have in common? Lent. Confused? We'll explain. Let's take a closer look at how you can celebrate the season.

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Everything You Need to Know About #YouAreWelcomeHere
August 25, 2017
Worried that the US may not be the friendliest of places for international students these days? While this is a valid concern, universities -- and the people who populate them -- are eager to embrace students from all over the world to their communities. Enter the #YouAreWelcomeHere social media cam...

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Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Affirmative Action
August 10, 2017
The topic of affirmative action isn’t exactly a new one. But it was thrust into the spotlight again earlier this month. Wondering what all the fuss is about? Read on for everything you’ve always wanted to know about affirmative action. 

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What Does the UK General Election Mean for Students?
June 8, 2017
UK citizens head to the polls today...again.  If you don't know why, read on for a quick overview of the snap election and what it means for students in the UK and abroad.

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October 16, 2018

Representatives from universities in Germany and North Korea came together last month in Pyongyang to sign a new protocol on exchange and co-operation...


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October 12, 2018

Last month, Ruth Watkins was inaugurated as the 16th president of one of Utah’s largest public universities. Not only was this significant because s...