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Crowd-funding university degrees: smart or sly?

Crowd-funding university degrees: smart or sly?

By Tue, Dec 09, 2014 12:58PM UTC Comments Off Crowd-funding university degrees: smart or sly?

It's been used to finance films, games, apps and even one man’s quest to make a potato salad, but now, with the eye-watering costs of higher education, some students are turning to crowd-funding as a way of paying for their studies....

More Indian graduates apply to US colleges as Chinese numbers stall

By Mon, Dec 08, 2014 12:19PM UTC Comments Off More Indian graduates apply to US colleges as Chinese numbers stall

A report from the Council of Graduate Schools published this year reveals that the composition of this year’s international students at US colleges has changed, with an increase in admission to students from India coming alongside stagnation in the numbers of Chinese students admitted.The report was compiled by the Council of Graduate Schools in the CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey 2014, as part of a survey of 299 degree-awarding institutions in the US, which awarded 66% of the 109,000 total graduate degrees conferred to international students in the United States 2011-2012....

New web service to boost access to higher education for Asian students

By Thu, Dec 04, 2014 6:04PM UTC Comments Off New web service to boost access to higher education for Asian students

A new web service launched this week is aiming to make international higher education more accessible and affordable for Asian students looking to earn their university degrees in the West....

Spotlight on research: A new dawn for polar bear genetics

By Wed, Jun 25, 2014 5:00AM UTC Comments Off Spotlight on research: A new dawn for polar bear genetics

The polar bear: from children’s books to grim tales of climate change, it is a species that captures the hearts and imaginations of humans. But where did these white, hardy bears come from? And how do they live on an extreme diet in an extreme environment? By analysing the DNA of polar bears, collaborative research...

Set your sights on a conversion course

By Wed, Jun 11, 2014 5:00AM UTC Comments Off Set your sights on a conversion course

On a recent visit to India, I spent time with undergraduate students coming to the end of their studies and thinking about their next step. While some students were planning to enter the world of work straight away, most were considering postgraduate study. Within this group, many students wanted to pursue a postgraduate programme in...