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NASA Invests in Exceptional Aerospace Grad Students
October 25, 2016

Nearly every child dreams of exploring “the final frontier” at one point or another in their youth. And while not all of them will go on to become astronauts, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy a fulfilling career in the exciting field of aerospace. Even better? NASA wants to help. This year, the agency is awarding more than $800,000 in funding to exceptional graduate students. Let’s take a closer look at this exciting award program.


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Collective Bargaining Rights for Graduate Students at Private Universities
October 21, 2016
 For over a decade, graduate students at private universities in the United States did not have collective bargaining rights.  Now they do.  Let’s take a closer look.      

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National Science Foundation Awards $3.5M to Support Diversity in STEM
October 18, 2016
The National Science Foundation recently awarded $3.5 million to the Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation to help increase the numbers of minority students pursuing degrees in STEM.  Let’s take a closer look. 

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Israeli Higher Education Gets Multi-Year Funding Boost
October 14, 2016
Israel is among the host of countries making research and innovation a top priority. To that end, the Council for Higher Education announced last month a six-year plan which will incrementally increase the national budget for higher education, according to the Jerusalem Post. Let’s take a clos...

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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 mig...

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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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