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Elite California Universities Partner to Recruit Minorities in STEM

University of California Berkeley

By Lydia Lum University of California, Berkeley doctoral student Sidney Hill is certain that his career lies in science. Hill’s love for science dates back to first grade when, during a presentation, he explained to classmates the differences between a solid, a liquid and gas. He remains uncertain, however, of whether to pursue job opportunities in academia or industry. Next ... Read More »

California’s elite universities join to increase faculty diversity in the sciences

University of California Berkeley

By Katy Murphy A new consortium of elite California universities plans to increase the diversity of science and engineering faculty, starting with graduate students. Led by UC Berkeley, the California Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate — which also includes UCLA, California Institute of Technology and Stanford University — aims to encourage more minority students to complete their Ph.Ds ... Read More »

Top 200 world universities – THE rankings

The Times Higher Education world university rankings were published – here is the top 200 in full. Top 200 THE World University Rankings 2012-13 1 California Institute of Technology – United States (1) =2 University of Oxford – United Kingdom (4) =2 Stanford University – United States (2) 4 Harvard University – United States (2) 5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology ... Read More »

More universities agree to offer free online courses

By Catherine Groux 12 universities across the U.S. announced that they have formed a partnership with Coursera, a year-old company that offers hosting services for massively open online courses (MOOCs). According to Coursera’s blog, these schools include the University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University, Duke University and the California Institute of Technology. With its original partner schools, including Princeton and ... Read More »

Top universities join free online teaching platform

Jeevan Vasagar Coursera set to shake up higher education model after adding 12 US and European institutions including Edinburgh University Twelve leading universities in the US and Europe have joined an internet platform created by two Stanford University scientists which provides free online access to classes designed by academics at elite institutions. The move announced marks a significant expansion of ... Read More »

Middle East: Saudi students throng US stall at education fair

The number of Saudis studying in the United States has soared recently with more than 50,000 of them currently enrolled in US colleges and universities, reflecting the strong relationship between Washington and Riyadh in the education sector and other fields.  Sixty-nine universities, colleges and institutes from the US are participating in this year’s International Exhibition and Conference for Higher Education ... Read More »

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