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Research universities to propel Malaysia into a developed nation

Research

By Ainul Huda Mohamed Saaid Research and development (R&D) undertaken by higher education institutions are indispensable in propelling Malaysia towards a developed nation status. Therefore, the government under the 10th Malaysia Plan has elevated the status of five universities – Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) ... Read More »

University of Iowa to launch center to boost Ph.D. diversity

University-of-Iowa

By Vanessa Miller $1.2 million grant could help dozens of minority scholars If enough universities fail to take action, predicts University of Iowa mathematics professor Philip Kutzko, “We are going to lose the battle.” The global race toward innovation and industry encompasses the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines and requires the involvement of populations underrepresented in those fields ... Read More »

Queen’s joins global network of research-intensive universities

Research

Queen’s and the other members of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities recently signed the Hefei Statement on the Ten Characteristics of Contemporary Research Universities, joining the pre-eminent global network of research universities from America, Europe, Asia and Australia that addresses issues facing research-intensive universities around the world. “Research-intensive universities such as Queen’s are drivers of creativity, innovation, and ... Read More »

Malaysia: Govt to continue funding public research universities

Malaysian Students

Encouraged by the performance of local academics in research and publishing articles in international journals, the government said it will continue providing grants for public universities. In the last budget, the government allocated RM600 million as research grants for public institutions of higher learning. “We would like to maintain the same budget. Our research universities are getting better now. We ... Read More »

International students flock to Dutch research universities

Leiden-University

International student numbers in the Netherlands have increased in the past year according to recent numbers given by the VSNU, a Dutch higher education association consisting of fourteen research universities. For the 2012-2013 academic year, there are 28, 296 international students enrolled at Dutch institutions, a jump of 6% from last year. This year’s numbers estimate international students as making ... Read More »

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