Issues in Islamic Finance: Financial Crises caused by Lack of Risk Sharing
December 14, 2015

The financial crisis of 2008 seems almost inevitable in hindsight. Economists, politicians, and scholars are still arguing about the exact hows and whys, but there's one sector of the financial world that is confident it knows how to avoid future meltdowns. Islamic Finance makes up just 1% of the world's financial assets, but it's a growing sector with a lot of intriguing insight into risk sharing and ethical economics. Let's take a closer look at Islamic Finance and risk sharing to see why it's a promising and relevant area of study for the modern economics student.

The Master’s Degree Dilemma: One-Year or Two-Year Program?
December 11, 2015
There are practically infinite master’s degree options available around the world. In fact, whatever your interests or career aspirations, there is a program that will work for you. However, it’s not just a matter of deciding on a discipline, but also about whether a one-year or two-year...

Will You Make a Difference? The Role of Students in Environmental Research Innovation
December 4, 2015
Earlier this fall, Sweden’s Umeå University announced a scientific breakthrough related to the potential of ionic liquids as solvents. These findings are of interest for several scientific reasons. But equally as interesting is the pivotal role students played in Umeå’s achie...

Five Reasons Why You Should Choose a Small-City School
November 24, 2015
Big cities might be exciting with lots to offer, but when choosing a study-abroad location making sure you're choosing quantity over quality. Here are five good reasons to consider a small-town school for your study abroad experience.

Students Do the Strangest Things: Collegiate Traditions Around the World
November 19, 2015
Between acclimating to life in a completely new environment to dealing with rigorous academic requirements, college can be stressful.  Many students find balance by participating in organized activities, such as sports and clubs. Others spend time with friends and family. Still others turn to e...

Beyond Paris: Top 6 Cities to Study in France
November 13, 2015
No one can deny the many inimitable charms of Paris. It’s not surprising that the City of Lights tops so many lists of France’s best cities for international students. But the allures of this sublime city are no reason to overlook France’s many amazing offerings. Let’s count ...

Ethics, Finance and Public Good: Solving the Equation Through Islamic Finance
November 3, 2015
Evolved to meet the ethical requirements of Muslims as an alternative to conventional financial practices, Islamic finance is inextricably interwoven with Islamic ethics and the ages-old imperatives of morality, fairness and equality. And while Islamic finance may not currently stand front and cente...

Four Reasons Why Getting a Humanities Degree Is a Good Idea
October 30, 2015
Let’s face it: humanities degrees get a bad rap. In fact, the mere mention of the word “humanities” -- defined as “the study of how people process and document the human experience” -- brings to mind another four-syllabic word for many people: “unemployment.&rdquo...

Staying Fit While Studying: Six Tips
October 23, 2015
While the demands of academia can often feel more intense than a full-time job, some other commitments are of equal importance. One item deserving your time and attention? Your health and wellness. While squeezing in your workout can be easier said than done sometimes, these six tips can help you fi...

5 Reasons to Start Your Company As a Student
October 15, 2015
Are you a student looking for a way to earn some extra cash, or a budding entrepreneur with a brilliant start-up idea? Here are five reasons to start your company before you get your diploma.


March 20, 2018

Over 3,000 college and university students recently responded to a Gallup-Knight Foundation survey on diversity and inclusivity with some interesting ...

March 16, 2018

With Scotland's excellent universities and low tuition costs, many Scottish students opt to study at home. Let's take a closer look.

March 13, 2018

Since the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) began tracking college enrollment patterns for high school graduates, a troubling trend has ...