[caption id="attachment_35537" align="aligncenter" width="680"] graduation[/caption]There is a huge glut of graduate school-graduates who are basically unemployable. Part of the reason for the unemployability of these pe… Learn more.
Researchers at King’s College London say they are able to predict educational achievement from DNA alone. Using a new type of analysis called a “genome-wide polygenic score”, or GPS, they analysed DNA samples f… Learn more.
A university education is a highly valued commodity in Asia. Australia has benefited from this in terms of the economic advantages international education has brought. In 2015, there were 272,095 higher education … Learn more.
Having worked in higher education management at the University of Cape Town, the new arrangements in Whitehall do not feel unfamiliar. In South Africa, higher education and vocational skills fall under the Department … Learn more.
After the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey, one of the first actions of the Turkish state and government was to purge thousands of academics and deans from office. In a crackdown that rapidly spread across civil and mil… Learn more.
The Olympics transfix us. Six in every ten people in the world – including both you, dear reader, and me – watched the London 2012 Olympics. Use of the word Olympics increased in relative frequency 3,300% between 192… Learn more.
The ongoing reduction of tenure-track positions at colleges and universities has been news for decades, and advocates for increased tenured positions usually point to rising numbers of administrators and unchecked admini… Learn more.
The culture of fear in academia that I wrote about last year is unchanged. You must watch what you say, even watch what you blog, and forever look over your shoulder. The most unforgiveable crime is to say anything remot… Learn more.
While I was in Canada I got an email from Agnes who is finishing the writing part of her PhD. After some kind words about the blog she got down to business: <p>“… I have a question to you that I could no… Learn more.
Universities today are under more pressure than ever to collaborate with industry. In the words of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull: Increasing collaboration between businesses, universities and the research sector is… Learn more.