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Research Shows That College Grads Are Better Employed Than You Think
October 11, 2016

A 2014 Wall Street Journal article declared, “Welcome to the well-educated barista economy.”  The gist of the piece?  An attempt to get to the bottom of “why young adults have been hit so hard,” in the wake of the Great Recession.

As it turns out, however, they might not have been impacted as detrimentally as most people think, according to a just-released National Bureau of Education Research (NBER) working paper, “Underemployment in the Early Careers of College Graduates Following the Great Recession.” Here’s a rundown of the findings.


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New Report Suggests International Experience More Valuable Than You Think
October 4, 2016
Take that foreign language class you’ve always wanted to take!  Graduates need to know how to work across boundaries of language and culture, border and economy to succeed in a global workplace.  A new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) suggests that despite its importanc...

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The Unusual Link Between Immigrant Background and Higher Education in the UK
September 30, 2016
Children with native-born parents and children of foreign-born parents are usually on equal footing when it comes to college attainment, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). However, a recent OECD study reveals a very different phenomenon in England and Nor...

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Young Ukrainians Eager for International Study Opportunities
September 27, 2016
While Ukraine has been rocked by a number of factors, including ongoing conflict in the region, a fragile political system and a tumultuous economy, a recent study from the British Council finds hope among its young people despite these uncertainties. Let’s take a closer look at the report, al...

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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 ...

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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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May 23, 2017

Not all of Canada’s PhD students are taking the conventional route into academia after graduation, according to a recent report from the Univers...


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May 19, 2017

In the wake of Brexit, UK universities have begun to diversify their funding.  Learn about record-breaking philanthropy to universities in the UK...


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May 16, 2017

The Chinese Ministry of Education has some innovative ideas to help educate China’s rural poor.  In addition to expanding enrollment option...