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Purdue, IU churning out more patents, startups

Indiana University-Bloomington

By Dan Human West Lafayette and Bloomington are seldom mentioned in the same breath with major tech havens, but that could begin to change if Purdue and Indiana universities stay on their trajectories. They now both produce more startup companies annually than most of the schools at the heart of entrepreneurial hubs in Colorado, Utah and North Carolina. Purdue’s research, ... Read More »

University of Illinois at Chicago plans accelerated MBA program in May

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago says it plans to offer an accelerated master’s in business administration degree beginning in May. Students will be able to go full-time for 12 months and get an MBA concentration in financial markets and risk management or international management. University officials say students in the program will stay together through graduation, which will allow ... Read More »

University of Illinois considers 1.7 percent tuition hike

University of Illinois

University of Illinois trustees later this month will consider raising tuition 1.7 percent for next school year. The university announced the proposed increase on Monday as a committee of trustees reviewed it. The full board of trustees would have to approve the proposal at its next meeting on Jan. 23. The proposal would raise the cost of a year of ... Read More »

US universities look to online programmes

Online college class

By Michael Vasquez  Measured strictly by size, the University of Florida’s recent Fundamentals of Human Nutrition class was a resounding success. The class, offered this past spring, was UF’s first foray into the online trend of massive open online courses, or MOOCs. The class was open to anyone interested, from around the world, and more than 69,000 students signed up. ... Read More »

IU in top 25 public colleges on Forbes list

Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana University Bloomington is among the nation’s top 25 best public colleges and universities, according to new rankings from Forbes. A Friday news release from IU announced that IU’s Bloomington campus ranks 22nd among public colleges and universities in Forbes’ Top Colleges rankings. Overall, the university ranked 97th out of 650 schools, joining the top 100 for the first time ... Read More »

University plans to expand with international offices

University of Illinois

The University of Illinois is going international by planning to open two offices in Shanghai, China, and New Delhi, India, as well as a possible office in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Associate Chancellor Pradeep Khanna started working on the project about six months ago. He said he believes there are a number of benefits that can come from opening international offices. ... Read More »

Washington University named one of greenest schools in North America

Washington University

Washington University has been named to the Princeton Review’s list of the most environmentally responsible “green colleges” in North America. The university joins two other Missouri schools, including Drury University and the University of Missouri – Columbia on the list. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was named as well. Washington University was profiled in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to ... Read More »

University of Illinois adds online application at flagship campus

University of Illinois' Urbana-Champaign

Students applying to get into the University of Illinois‘ Urbana-Champaign campus will be able to apply online next year. But they won’t be using an online process that allows students to apply to many colleges with one application. The News-Gazette in Champaign reports that the university is developing its own online application for the Urbana-Champaign and Springfield campuses. Students applying ... Read More »

Illinois universities get $2.8M for nuclear study

Three Illinois universities are getting $2.8 million in federal research grants, scholarships and fellowships to train future leaders in the nuclear industry. The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that the money would go to the Illinois Institute of Technology, Northwestern University and the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Secretary Steven Chu says the investment will encourage innovations that will ... Read More »

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