Articles

Was There a Youth Wave in the Midterm Elections?
November 8, 2018
The 2018 midterm results are in, and while the Democrats’ “Blue Wave” took control of the US House of Representatives for the first time since 2010, it fell short in the Senate. Prior to the election, stakeholders insisted that a high turnout by youth voters could make a difference. All of which begs the question: Did young people show up and did they play a role in driving the results? Here’s a closer look at what we know so far.

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What a Hard Brexit Could Mean for UK Science
November 6, 2018
What is the fate of scientific research in the UK post-Brexit? According to a recent survey by leading UK biomedical research lab the Francis Crick Institute, many scientists believe that a hard Brexit could “cripple” UK science. The good news is they also believe close co-operation could preser...

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Silicon Valley’s Breakthrough Prize Takes on Hollywood Glam
November 2, 2018
Let’s face it: the words 'research' and 'glamorous' don’t usually go together. However, that may change soon -- at least if the Breakthrough Prize has anything to say about it. Here’s a closer look at this $3 million Silicon Valley-funded award aimed at raising the profile -- and prestige -- o...

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Undergraduates More Likely To Go To Grad School If Parents Did So, Says Study
October 30, 2018
If at least one of your parents attended graduate school it's likelier that you will, too. New data from a study conducted by the Association of American Law Schools and Gallup has the latest. Let's take a closer look.

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UK's Student Loans Company Pays Out on Complaints
October 26, 2018
The UK’s Student Loans Company (SLC) processed more than 1.8 million applications, made more than seven million payments totaling £18.2 billion, and managed more than eight million customers with repayment obligations of approximately £117.8 billion during the 2017-2018 financial year. The organ...

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Denmark Retains Its World-Class Position In Research
October 23, 2018
Want to study in one of the world's biggest research hubs? Consider Denmark. It has maintained its world-class position and looks to the future to aim even higher.

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US Parents Pushing Back on Steep Student Loans
October 19, 2018
A new survey from T. Rowe Price reveals parents in the US are less willing than they have been in the past to take on massive debt toward their kids’ education. Here’s a closer look at the findings.

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German and North Korean Universities Commit to Exchange
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. Here’s a closer look at the agreement.

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Women Now Lead at Half of Utah’s Public Universities
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 she was the first woman president in the school’s history, but also because it signified a major moment in higher education history: Watkins joined a...

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Groundbreaking Science Honored in This Year's Nobel Prize
October 7, 2018
The Nobel Prize for chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for their "utterly pioneering" work in using evolution to create new antibodies and enzymes. Let's take a closer look.

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December 14, 2018

The UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) has released its latest data on who’s studying in higher education. One key takeaway? The numbe...


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December 11, 2018

Alibaba's founder, Jack Ma, is planning for the future. Top on his list? Education. Let's take a closer look.


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December 6, 2018

The Australian government has asked Robert French, a former chief justice of the high court, to review the state of freedom of speech on its higher ed...


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