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Oxford University Tackles Gender Gap in Controversial Way
February 8, 2018
Oxford University took controversial measures to correct a gender gap in math and computer science exam results: Students were given 15 extra minutes to take their tests based on the assertion that “female candidates might be more likely to be adversely affected by time pressure.” Here’s a closer look at this first-of-its-kind initiative, along with why some people are voicing concerns about the changes.

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International Students in Northern Ireland Worth £170m
February 5, 2018
We know that international students contribute significantly to the economy in the UK. What's new? Northern Ireland. Let's take a closer look.

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Do French Higher Education Reforms Promise a New Image Overseas?
November 21, 2017
With countries increasingly angling to capture a greater share of the international higher education market, education reforms in France may position it for success. Here’s a closer look at the plans.

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Knotty and Nice: Researchers Untangle Christmas Light Woes
December 22, 2015
The Christmas season is a time of joy and light, but as anyone who has tried to untangle a strand of Christmas lights can attest, there is nothing joyful about a knotted mess of bulbs, wires, and plugs. But Christmas is also a time of hope, and two researchers may have unraveled the secrets of tangl...

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Education At a Glance For 2015
December 18, 2015
Christmas comes early this year for fans of all things international education. The Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released “Education at a Glance 2015,” its annual report on the state of education across the globe. We’ve rounded up some highlights from around the...

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British Council Survey: STEM Students Value Academic Excellence
November 27, 2015
If you're a student considering or studying science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, a new study released by the British Council should interest you. The British Council's higher education research team, Education Intelligence, has released data collected through a survey of international s...

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How Do International Students Choose? New Insights Revealed
November 24, 2015
The growth of international students studying at the bachelor’s degree level far outpaces growth of master’s students -- 54 percent compared to 26 percent over the same fiveyear period. Which begs the question: how do they all decide what to study and where? A new report yields new ...

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Google Reveals International Students' Top Searches
October 30, 2015
International student enrollment is skyrocketing around the world, and when potential students want to find out about universities and schools, they turn to Google to search for the best opportunities. Now, Google has revealed some interesting trends based on internet searches for international stud...

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Is It Really Worth Getting a Degree?
June 17, 2015
Wondering whether it’s really worth getting a degree? Is it worth it when you acknowledge the massive debt incurred by many students in pursuit of these degrees The answer just got published in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2015 report,  Let’s take a closer look... ...

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Choosing Your Major: For the Joy or the Job?
March 20, 2015
“Should I study something I love or pursue a degree that will help me get a job?" This is hardly a new question. Generations of students have struggled with choosing a major. Let’s break it down and determine whether it’s possible to make a choice between both.

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December 18, 2018

With Australia facing a shortfall of employees with critical IT skills, technology consulting leader Infosys has announced plans to create 1,200 local...


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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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