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Increasingly more Czechs want to study at U.S. universities

Czech university students

Czechs’ interests in studying at prestigious US universities has been rising and they can use various scholarships to cover the study costs, Jakub Tesar, from the Fullbright Commission organising a fair of American universities yesterday, has told CTK. The commission deals with study exchanges between the Czech Republic and the United States. Last year, 776 Czechs studied in the United ... Read More »

Universities must prioritize education over athletics


The Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote that sport and education should co-exist, as sport is one of the highest of human activities and the closest a person can come to contemplation. Any athlete can attest to a feeling of being out of body while performing at a high level. Perhaps American universities founded their athletic departments on the basis of that ... Read More »

92 universities reject academic boycott of Israel

Boycotting Israel

More than 90 American universities have so far released statements rejecting the American Studies Association decision to boycott Israeli academic institutions, and several have cut ties with the organization in protest. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations expressed appreciation to university presidents and chancellors who “stood up against this discriminatory and unjustified measure and rejected the ASA ... Read More »

Obama’s plan for higher education aims to rate universities, reduce student debt

American universities

By Libby Rainey President Barack Obama is proposing a challenge to American universities: Stop tuition hikes and raise graduation rates, or face major cuts to federal funding. Obama introduced a series of proposals last week to overhaul federal funding for higher education, recommending a plan for new ratings that will assess universities on measures such as graduation rates, tuition costs ... Read More »

IIT Madras talks joint PhDs with US universities; move to improve profile of students

IIT Madras

Last July, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) director Bhaskar Ramamurthy and external relations dean R Nagarajan set off on a rather unusual mission: to ask American universities whether they were interested in offering joint PhD programmes with IIT Madras. The IITs have got the best undergraduate students in India – probably in the world – but their PhD programmes ... Read More » • Free Website Templates - Downlaod Full Themes