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MIT, Ben-Gurion University create joint seed fund

joint seed fund

By Ruth Schuster Agreement signed to promote and support early-stage collaborations between researchers at two institutions. The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology signed an agreement on Sunday to create a seed fund, to promote and support early-stage collaborations between researchers at the two institutions. It is the first such fund that MIT has launched ... Read More »

Stanford, MIT scientists find new way to harness waste heat

Thermobattery

Researchers have developed a new battery technology that captures waste heat and converts it into electricity. Vast amounts of excess heat are generated by industrial processes and by electric power plants. Researchers around the world have spent decades seeking ways to harness some of this wasted energy. Most such efforts have focused on thermoelectric devices – solid-state materials that can ... Read More »

2014-2015 PhD Scholarships for MIT Portugal Program

Foundation for Science and Technology

Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are offering PhD scholarships for MIT Portugal Program PhD, MSc and Advanced Courses. For students with an international outlook seeking to develop a systems approach to their research and career development, these programs offer a special opportunity to engage with the best that MIT and Portugal have to offer. Evaluation is essentially based on ... Read More »

Stanford, Cal leaders explore perspectives on online learning

Stanford

BY KATHLEEN J. SULLIVAN President John Hennessy joined UC Berkeley’s Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks in Berkeley last Friday for the opening Q&A of a two-day online education summit, “How Technology Impacts the Pedagogy and Economics of Residential Higher Education.” Higher education is in a “period of great experimentation” in the field of online learning, President Hennessy told an audience in ... Read More »

Singapore university makes bold move to curb obsession with grades

NUS

NUS to adopt a simple pass or fail system, like MIT In a bold move by the National University of Singapore (NUS) to reduce the obsession with grades, how its freshmen perform in exams may no longer count in their final mark. The initiative, already in place at its medical school, will be rolled out in phases to other faculties, ... Read More »

Professor Alice Gast named President of Imperial College London

Professor Alice Gast

Professor Alice P. Gast, currently President of Lehigh University and former Vice President for Research and Associate Provost at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will succeed Sir Keith O’Nions FRS as President of Imperial College London from September 2014. The appointment concludes an international search for Imperial’s new President and completes the appointments within a new leadership model announced by ... Read More »

Only one Indian institute in the top 500 world universities

Indian Institute of Science campus

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is the only institution that figures somewhere between 300 and 400 in the list India’s higher educational institutions have once again failed to find a respectable place in the world’s top 500 universities. Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is the only institution that figures somewhere between 300 and 400 as ranked by the Academic ... Read More »

US universities MIT, Colombia, Duke join new Amsterdam institute bids

MIT

Three prestigious US universities have joined consortia bidding to set up a new institute of technology in Amsterdam. The city council invited applications to set up the new institute at the beginning of April and has now whittled the 13 entries down to a shortlist of five. The aim is to develop technology to cope with urban issues such as ... Read More »

Seven Thai universities listed in QS subject rankings

Chulalongkorn University

Seven Thai institutions made it into this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject, which reveals the top 200 universities for 30 disciplines including degree subjects such as mathematics, economics, civil engineering, psychology and law. The Thai institutions figured in 13 subjects. Kasetsart is the top-ranked university in Thailand, placing 33rd for agriculture. In terms of subjects, Chulalongkorn University is ... Read More »

International university rankings rate Oxford and Cambridge high but other UK institutions lose ground

Cambridge University

Cambridge and Oxford are among the most prestigious universities in the world, according to new international rankings, but other UK institutions are losing ground. A new global league table shows that the two top universities remain part of an elite group of “super brands”. They were placed third and fourth respectively in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation ... Read More »

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