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Why Danish Students Are Paid to go to College

When 23-year-old Danish engineering student Louis Moe Christoffersen arrived in Baltimore in late January for an exchange semester, he immediately noticed a difference: Everything was so much more expensive at U.S. colleges than at home. Since 1985, U.S. college costs have surged by about 500 percent, tuition fees keep rising, and even President Obama’s plan to make community colleges … Continue reading

Is Higher Education Reinforcing Inequality?

In the UK and US the growth of social and economic inequality is taking place in societies in which formal participation in higher education is at an historic high. Is higher education then responsible for the pattern of unequal earnings? If education produces human capital, which determines marginal productivity, and that determines wages – remember … Continue reading

A Human Needs a Large Hole in The Head – To Be Smart

The intelligence of animals can be estimated by the size of the holes in the skull which the arteries pass through, according to novel research by biologists at the University of Adelaide. The scientists found that the connection between intelligence and hole size results from brain activity being related to brain metabolic rate – and … Continue reading

Universities Told to Cap PhDs and Check Plagiarism

Universities may attract penalty, including a freeze of grants, if its teachers are found to be guiding more than eight PhD students at any given point in time as part of a drive to plug lacunae in research. The University Grants Commission (UGC) will ask all universities to have anti-plagiarism software to ensure that the … Continue reading

Academic Freedom is Under Threat Across The World

Academic freedom needs to be defended from government, commercial and religious pressure. A simple enough statement. Surely stating the bleedin’ obvious? Does it really need to be said, and aren’t those battles already won? Well, it turns out that yes, it does, and no, they aren’t. Those threats appear to be looming large in states … Continue reading

Are Public Universities Becoming Bastions of Privilege?

Is a state university still fulfilling its mission if it enrolls nearly as many out-of-state students as in-state ones? Is a public university fulfilling its mission if it’s reducing the number of seats for low-income students while increasing spots for wealthier ones? These questions are increasingly being asked in many states around the country—and for good … Continue reading

5 Emerging EdTech Trends To Watch In 2015

While the rest of the world is making plans to eat better, exercise more, and spend less, the eLearning industry is making some resolutions of its own in 2015. After a banner year in 2014 (thanks to the $91 billion in global spending) the edTech market is expect to grow at a rate of 20 … Continue reading

Taking Your Career Abroad

Go abroad. It’s advice that higher education professionals often give to students who want to broaden their educational experience, but is seldom considered by faculty or staff who want to take their careers to a new level. Perhaps the barriers seem too great, or the opportunities closer to home just seem better. But with universities … Continue reading