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  • Wrong A-level Choices Prevent Poorer Students Gaining Elite University Places

    Wrong A-level Choices Prevent Poorer Students Gaining Elite University Places

    via The Guardian : Students from poorer backgrounds may be held back by their A-level subject choices when applying for respected degree courses, such as law, at leading universities. New research suggests that those taking vocational A-levels in law, accounting or business are less likely to attend elite universities than students who opt for traditional academic subjects such as sciences, mathematics, languages, history and geography. Catherine Dilnot, at University College London’s Institute of Education, analysed the […]

  • 5 Strategies for College Success This Fall

    5 Strategies for College Success This Fall

    Via Black Enterprise : ‘Begin with the end in mind’ is a good idea When Stephen Covey wrote his best-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, many years ago, I read it chiefly because one of the editors here at BLACK ENTERPRISE was also reading it. “Begin with the end in mind” is one of Covey’s seven recommended habits. And, if I could distill the message of the article excerpted below that I recently […]

  • What makes an outstanding student experience?

    What makes an outstanding student experience?

    Via SI News : The University of Huddersfield prides itself on being one of the most popular places of study within the international student market. In the summer of 2011, the worldwide International Student Barometer (ISB) survey ranked the University as the best place in the world for international students to study. Focusing on the provision of as many opportunities as possible, the University continues to reap the benefits of this unique approach, ranking among the top […]

  • Silicon Valley hires the most alumni of these 10 universities, and none of them are in the Ivy League

    Silicon Valley hires the most alumni of these 10 universities, and none of them are in the Ivy League

    Via Quartz : The most coveted jobs are in Silicon Valley, and most selective US universities are members of the Ivy League. So it stands to reason that tech giants like Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook would scoop up best and brightest from those bastions of power and privilege. Think again. None of the eight Ivy League schools—Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth and the University of Pennsylvania—cracked the top 10 on a list […]

  • Will higher education in the 21st century belong to China?

    Will higher education in the 21st century belong to China?

    Via Times Higher Education : The time is right for Europe’s universities to make Chinese connections, say Ka Ho Mok and Jin Jiang Times Higher Education recently announced in its BRICS and Emerging Economics University Rankings 2017 that India has increased its share of top universities, but China still has the highest density of leading universities in the developing world. In the BRICS rankings, Chinese universities occupy six of the top 10 positions. There is a […]

  • The world’s most international universities

    The world’s most international universities

    Via The Week : Britain dominates top ten of institutions with ‘outward-looking characteristics’ British universities are among some of the most “international” in the world, according to Times Higher Education (THE). Five of the top ten institutions in the magazine’s list for 2016 were from the UK: Imperial College London; the University of Oxford; the University of Cambridge; University College London, and the London School of Economics. The universities are ranked according to the number of […]

  • UK’s first centre for Brexit studies launched at Birmingham City University

    UK’s first centre for Brexit studies launched at Birmingham City University

    Via Independent : UK’s first centre for Brexit studies launched at Birmingham City University Researchers at the new centre will study issues relating to Brexit, including business and trade, national security, hate crime and radicalisation and cultural identity Birmingham City University is to launch a Centre for Brexit Studies (CBS) to foster understanding of the national impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU. The centre aims to promote engagement of both ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ […]

  • 4 Australian universities in captivating locations

    4 Australian universities in captivating locations

    Via Asian Correspondent : 4 Australian universities in captivating locations From crystal-clear waters and gold velvet sands, to the desolate outback and tropical shoals; Australia is the promised land of dramatic and disparate landscapes. As one of the most isolated countries in the world, it can sometimes seem ironic that it’s also one of the most popular to visit, receiving no less than 647,200 visitors in September 2016 alone – a 13.2 percent on figures from […]

  • Australian university gets $27 million funding for clean water project

    Australian university gets $27 million funding for clean water project

    Via International Business Times : Australian university gets $27 million funding for clean water project An Australian project from Monash University’s Sustainable Development Institute, aiming to ensure water access for urban poor, has been awarded US$27 million (AU$35 million) in funding. Institute director Prof Rebekah Brown has received the award from the Wellcome Trust’s Our Planet Our Health awards in the United Kingdom and the Asian Development Bank. Brown has been awarded with a US$14 million […]

  • The UK’s industrial strategy: what will it mean for universities?

    The UK’s industrial strategy: what will it mean for universities?

    Via Times Higher Education : The UK’s industrial strategy: what will it mean for universities? New approach calls research crucial to raising productivity, but there is a shift in focus to industrial challenges The UK government’s new industrial strategy, unveiled by Theresa May during a visit to northwest England on 23 January, is full of proposals that could change how universities and academics work. Although it is so far only a Green Paper that asks for […]