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What Countries Lead the Pack for Reading?
January 2, 2018
What countries are excelling and which are falling behind when it comes to fourth-grade reading comprehension? The National Center for Education Statistics’ (NCES) recently-released Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) for 2016 reveals some eye-opening insights into reading knowledge and skills in countries around the world.

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How Do Poorer Students Fare in the University Application Process?
December 22, 2017
While strides have been made pertaining to disadvantaged students and higher education attainment, recent research from UK social mobility group The Sutton Trust indicates that that the application process itself is working against poor students. Here’s a closer look at Gill Wyness’ report.

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Assessing the State of International Students on International Migrant Day
December 18, 2017
The recent release of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Education at a Glance 2017 report highlights the invaluable contributions international students make to both the knowledge economy and labor markets. What better time to shine the light on their status and i...

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South Korea Tackles Population Decline with College Courses in Relationships
December 14, 2017
Want to learn about true love? Take a course in South Korea. In an effort to improve the birth rate in South Korea the government offers a number of incentives, including courses in relationships. Two South Korean universities require them—and there’s homework. Let’s take a closer ...

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Scotland to Usher in the Year of Young People
December 5, 2017
The Scottish government is taking innovative measures to inspire the people of Scotland with the declaration of 2018 as the Year of Young People (YoYP). Here’s a closer look at what’s ahead, along with how you can get involved.

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Nearly One-Quarter of Indebted Drop-outs Attended For-Profit Colleges
November 30, 2017
Student debt is on the increase—particularly for students who attend for-profit schools. New research shows that 23 percent of students who drop-out of school prior to graduation have significant amounts of debt. Let’s take a closer look.

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Student Protest Draft Deferment Changes in Armenia
November 28, 2017
A major change to the military draft in Armenia sparked major student protests across the country. Let’s take a closer look.

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How Do International Students Feel About Two-Year Degrees?
November 23, 2017
Two-year programs offer a shorter, less expensive path to undergraduate degrees in the U.S. However, the majority of international students aren’t sold on their value, according to a recent study. Here’s a closer look at the findings.

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What’s Motivating Millennials in Higher Ed?
November 20, 2017
Significant attention has been focused on the difference between the millennial generation and those who have gone before. Now comes research which sheds new light on Millennial motivations -- particularly as they apply to higher education. The takeaway? Money talks. 

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Finnish Universities Team Up to Increase International Student Numbers
November 16, 2017
Five Finnish universities have joined forces, in partnership with an education export company, to establish an ambitious goal for inbound exchange. The collective of higher education entities is aiming to increase international student enrollments by 150,000 by the year 2020. Here’s a closer l...

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January 15, 2019

Want to tickle the ivories, strum a few bars, or toot your own horn? Stop putting it off! Here's why you should study music and why it's important...


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College students: reduce your screen time. Too much of a good thing, well... isn't so good. Here's how to reduce your screen time.


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January 11, 2019

Choosing where to live while you study can be a complex matter. It is especially tricky if you’re new to the city where you’ll be studying. The op...