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7 universities partner with IBM on cognitive computing courses

IBM Watson

By Joshua Bolkan Seven universities in the United States have partnered with IBM to launch cognitive computing courses featuring cloud access to the company’s Watson computer. “Cognitive computing systems,” such as Watson, “learn and interact naturally with people to extend what either humans or machine could do on their own,” according to information on IBM’s site. “They help human experts ... Read More »

Higher education: 7 universities from the US set up college fair

college fair

Representatives of seven universities and colleges from the Unites States engaged with students aspiring to pursue higher education abroad at a fair held at the Forman Christian College on Sunday. New York University, Emporia State University, Valparaiso University, University of Kentucky, Hiram College, University of Northern Iowa and the Savannah College of Art and Design were represented at the event. ... Read More »

University sees record number of applicants

NYC Universities

According to the admissions office, New York University has admitted over 18,000 students, roughly 34 percent of its 52,000 applicants, to the class of 2018. The 18,000 accepted students were admitted to one of the university’s degree-granting campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi or Shanghai, one of three global academic centers in Florence, London or Paris, or multiple sites. Shawn ... Read More »

Can the great American universities take root in Asia?

china

Harry Lewis says the expansion of America’s liberal universities into Asia has raised questions of financial feasibility and they may soon have to confront a possible clash of values The news that Chicago Booth Business School’s executive MBA programme would relocate from Singapore was greeted in Hong Kong with as much enthusiasm as the acquisition of a star athlete. Education ... Read More »

Bryant University to open campus in Zhuhai

Bryant University

Rhode Island’s Bryant University has been cultivating a relationship with China for 15 years through study-abroad and exchange programs, as well as the establishment on campus of the US-China Institute and a Confucius Institute Chinese language and culture program. Now, the small, private university is heading into a rare collaboration with the Beijing Institute of Technology in Zhuhai, China. It ... Read More »

Carnegie Mellon joins popular trend of US, China universities partnering

Jimmy Zhu, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University

By Debra Erdley It’s been three decades since Jimmy Zhu came to the United States as a student from China. Back then, Zhu was one of the few. Today, China leads the world in sending students to U.S. universities. Zhu, now an engineering professor at Carnegie Mellon University, is helping export CMU’s engineering prowess to China as co-director of a ... Read More »

NYU and other universities looking to shorten medical school to three years

The process of becoming a doctor typically takes four or more years for students to complete. But now some universities are looking into shortening the process by one year — in part to minimize the burden of student debt. New York University along with a group of other universities will offer to a select group of students the option of ... Read More »

Penn hosts undergraduate research symposium

Over 100 students from eight Ivy-plus schools gathered on campus Michelle Len, a junior majoring in computer science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has never ventured out of California or sat on an airplane her entire life. That is, until this morning, when she flew to Philadelphia for the Ivy Plus STEM Symposium. The Ivy Plus STEM Symposium ... Read More »

US universities see future in Asia

The world’s most progressive universities are adopting a new approach to higher education that is akin to multinational companies’ global supply and distribution chains. “These universities want to execute their research and teaching all around the globe, leveraging new sources of academic talent, new sources of financial support and new student markets, much as multinational companies do,” Sean Gallagher and ... Read More »

US bill to hike visas for science grads; Indian students to gain

Senator John Cornyn, the senior Republican on a panel that oversees immigration, introduced a bill that would make an additional 55,000 visas available each year for foreign graduates with Master’s and doctoral degrees who have studied at US universities. The bill, called the “STAR Act of 2012,” would create the new visas for foreign graduates from American universities holding Masters ... Read More »

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