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Rice University and University of Tokyo enter MoU for academic exchange

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Rice University and the University of Tokyo have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to begin an ongoing academic exchange. Rice President David Leebron and Tokyo Executive Vice President Yoichiro Matsumoto finalized the agreement April 1 at Rice. The universities plan to exchange undergraduate and graduate students, as well as research initiatives, for at least the next five years. “We’re ... Read More »

Rice University hits record with freshman applications

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Students who applied to Rice University should prepare for disappointment: A record 17,715 students are vying for 945 seats in this fall’s freshman class. That puts the acceptance rate at just 5 percent. “The wonderful growth in our application pool is good for everyone, for the whole Rice community,” Chris Muñoz, vice president for enrollment at Rice, said in a ... Read More »

Rice University slips from Princeton Review’s Top 10 Best Value list

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In the on-again, off-again saga of area colleges and rankings, Rice University has again slipped from Princeton Review’s Top 10 Best Value Colleges for 2014. The list, released Jan. 28, includes 150 higher education institutions, 75 public and 75 private. Only the top 10 in each category are ranked. No Texas school is included among the top 10, either public ... Read More »

Coursera launches specializations with 10 universities

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Coursera announced Specializations, a new type of certificate program that allows students to follow university-led tracks and develop mastery in a particular subject. The startup says it’s like “a real-world major with immediate applications” to your long-term education and career. The program was developed in close partnership with top universities and professors, but that’s not unique to Coursera. The twist ... Read More »

Provost delegation from US universities arrives to explore academic partnerships

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A delegation of provosts from leading US universities arrived in Israel as part of the American Jewish Committee’s Project Interchange, in an effort to explore academic partnerships and collaboration opportunities with Israeli universities. The week-long trip will include visits to higher education institutions, including Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where the delegation will learn about innovative ... Read More »

US university unveils new solar energy technology

Scientists at an American university have unveiled a revolutionary new technology that uses nanoparticles to convert solar energy directly into steam that could be used for sanitation and water purification in developing countries. The new “solar steam” method is so effective it can even produce steam from icy cold water, said inventors from the Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) at Rice ... Read More »

Chinese, US universities ink cooperation deal

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Chongqing Normal University of China and the China-US Center at the United States’ Rice University have agreed to strengthen their academic cooperation over the next five years. The two sides signed a memorandum of understanding to establish an alliance covering research, teaching and training educational personnel. The memorandum was signed by Chongqing Normal University president Zhou Zeyang, Office of Sponsored ... Read More »

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