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Have We Finally Conquered the Socioeconomic Divide in Higher Ed?
March 13, 2018
Since the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) began tracking college enrollment patterns for high school graduates, a troubling trend has been clear: Low-income students have trailed their middle-income peers in terms of college enrollments. The good news? According to the most recent release of NCES data, the numbers have not only changed, but low-income students are now enrolling in college at higher rates than their middle-class cohorts. Here’s a closer look at the data, along with what it means for higher education.

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Rhodes Scholarships Go Global
March 9, 2018
The Rhodes Scholarship has been supporting high-achieving graduates from a small number of countries, including the US, Canada, Australia, and South Africa, for more than a century. Now comes news that this prestigious international graduate award will launch two new Global Rhodes Scholarships open ...

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Japanese Graduates Change Up Favorite Career Paths
March 6, 2018
In a surprise shake-up, the number of projected Japanese graduates for 2019 who want to study banking has declined. Why? Experts suspect that the world of banking has some students nervous because of super-low interest rates and decreases in personnel at large firms. Let's take a closer look at favo...

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What Does Germany’s New Government Mean for Higher Ed?
March 5, 2018
Now that Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) have approved the grand coalition with German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party (CSU), ongoing uncertainty about Germany’s political leadership has come to an end. However, questions remain, including in ...

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One Third of Northern Irish Students Study Abroad
March 2, 2018
Over a third of Northern Irish students study abroad. Let's take a closer look.

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International Enrollments at Dutch Tech Schools Reach All-Time High
February 27, 2018
More international students than ever before are choosing to pursue engineering and technical degrees in the Netherlands, according to a report from international education body Nuffic.

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Are EU Students Rushing UK Applications Before Brexit?
February 24, 2018
The UK reports an uptick in international applications--specifically those from the UK and the EU. Are students rushing to study in the UK before Brexit? Let's take a closer look.

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Global Education Conference Pledges $2.7B for International Education
February 19, 2018
Earlier this month, the international community helped raise $2.7 billion for the Global Partnership for International Education, an international education fund that supports basic education for children in developing countries. Let's take a closer look.

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Brazil Joins World’s Math Research Elite
February 15, 2018
Funding challenges and an exodus of researchers have left science in Brazil in a precarious position. Now comes news of a bright spot: the country has earned a spot in Group 5, the international mathematics elite group. Here’s a closer look at the story, along with what the means for the imperiled...

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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 clo...

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April 20, 2018

Despite a surge in international student numbers, the overall numbers of applications to universities in the UK are in decline. Let's take a closer lo...


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April 17, 2018

Making it into the NCAA Final Four for men’s basketball is a big deal for players and fans, but it’s also a big deal for college admissions office...


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April 13, 2018

Students in Chile have a history of activism, and they recently took to the street again with a new cause: Protesting the overturning of the Higher Ed...