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INDIA: Eco-friendly university in US partnership

Monday, April 5th, 2010

India’s top eco-friendly university has signed an agreement with the US Bradley University in Illinois to give students a unique opportunity: begin their academic career in India and graduate in the United States.

A memorandum of agreement has been signed between the American University of India (AUI) and Bradley University’s Foster College of Business Administration, to promote MBA, BBA (bachelor of business administration) and BSW (bachelor of social work) programs in both countries.

The two universities hope the initiative will boost Indo-American relationships in higher education. The new program will allow two-year MBA students to begin their degree with a year in the private Tamil Nadu university at Kodai, and finish their studies at Foster’s US campus, where they will receive their certificate of graduation. Continue reading here

This account published in the University World News

US-CHINA: Universities pledge US$6 million for research

Monday, April 5th, 2010

The University of Michigan and China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University have each pledged US$3 million over the next five years for a series of grants to fund renewable energy and biomedical research projects in Michigan and Shanghai, Ryan Beene reports for Crain’s Detroit Business web news service.

Requests for research proposals were issued last week by Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong, and both universities plan to award the first of the US$200,000-maximum annual grants in June. The goal of the effort is to fund research projects for technologies with market potential and which are likely to attract additional funding from the US and Chinese governments and the private sector.
Full story at Crain’s Detroit Business

This account published in the University World News

U-M, Chinese university jointly fund renewable energy and biomedical research projects here

Chinese PhD Students Stay in the US

Monday, April 5th, 2010

More than nine in every 10 students from China who gained a doctorate in the United States in 2002 were still in the country in 2007, the highest percentage from any foreign nation. This compares with 62% of all foreign-born PhD recipients for that year, says a new report.

The figures come from a study by Michael Finn at the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education in Tennessee, published in the National Science Foundation’s Science and Engineering Indicators 2010.

Five-year stay rates for students from other countries include 81% for India and 77% for Russia. Nearly three-quarters (73%) of PhDs in either physical or life sciences remained for five years after earning their degrees compared with 51% of those with PhDs in agricultural sciences.

The study found that while most foreign PhD students planned to stay in the US after graduation, among the 2004-07 graduates, about half had accepted firm offers of employment.

Between 2000-03 and 2004-07, however, the percentage reporting definite plans to stay on decreased among those with science and engineering doctorates from all top five countries – China, India, South Korea, Taiwan and Canada. For all but Taiwan, the increases in the number awarded doctorates more than offset the declines in the percentage staying.

Read the full story here.

Posted by James K. Scott from Learning Across Borders

Too Few Women in Science in the United States. Why?

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Today, VOA Special English Education Report discusses two new studies which looked at reasons women are underrepresented in science professions in the United States. .

Two new studies have investigated why fewer females, compared to males, study and work in the so called STEM subjects in the United States.  Those subjects are science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The American Association of University Women examined existing research. Its report, called “Why So Few?,” also suggested ways to interest more girls and women in the STEM fields. The researchers found that cultural and environmental factors make a difference. Continue reading here

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Source: VOA News

Lights! Camera! College! Video Essay Could Be Gateway to Admission

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Along with test scores, high school transcripts and carefully written essays, some college applicants are now making their case for admission on video. For the first time, a few U.S. universities are allowing students to submit video essays as part of the application process. Continue reading here.

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Source : VOA News

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Need extra study help before finals? Try ProProfs

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

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101 College Blogs to Put You in the College Mood

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

WordPress, Blogger, TypePad…there’s all sorts of blogging platforms – and higher education is using them!  College blogs are a fun way to learn about college life.  Straight from the colleges themselves, (though not necessarily a reflection of that school’s opinions) you’ll discover fun campus superstitions, big events and celebrations, exciting classes, or even new majors.

Follow along with the life of a college student or read what college admissions has to say.  Some may be more descriptive than others, but they all possess value: a peek at the inner workings of colleges and universities.  It’s a great way to stay on top of college life – and aid you in your college decision-making process!

The list is available here


Source : My College Guide Blog

Need Help With Your Writing? Try This Web Site

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Many colleges and universities in the United States have writing centers to help students improve their skills. Some materials are available free at Web sites like the Purdue Online Writing Lab, or OWL. The site is connected to the Writing Lab at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

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5 Ways to Avoid Sabotaging Your Personal Brand Online

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

There have been countless incidents in which professionals have lost their jobs, been evicted, or even been arrested for things they’ve done on social networks. There has never been a more important time to discuss the many ways you can sabotage your personal brand, and how you can prevent these mistakes before it’s too late.

A new report by Microsoft states that 64% of HR managers think it is appropriate to look at online profiles of candidates and 41% have rejected people as a result. Your online presence — which may consist of both content that you provide (on your LinkedIn profile for instance), as well as what’s written about you by people you may or may not know — is slowly becoming part of the formal recruitment process. It’s also where first impressions occur before in-person handshakes are made, so you have to make sure you are managing your brand online, before someone else does it for you.  The following are five ways to avoid sabotaging your personal brand.

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This article was written by Dan Schawbel

Dan Schawbel is the bestselling author of Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success, an award winning blogger at Personal Branding Blog, a national speaker and consultant on branding and a BusinessWeek columnist.

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10 ways to study abroad in 2010

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

What do Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Bill Clinton and George Soros have in common? They all studied abroad. While it isn’t the only way to become a world leader or billionaire, it certainly provides an amazing opportunity to broaden your mind and meet new people who can shape your future career.

In this article StudyLink has come up with ten sure-fire ways to make sure you’re studying somewhere else in the world later this year. Continue here.