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Massive increase in cyberattacks on higher education Special

The past twelve months have seen a growing number of ransomware attacks aimed at the education and healthcare sectors. With education, the university sector has seen the greatest number of targeted attacks.

Pandemic could cost Australian universities $11 bn: lobby group

Sydney - Australian universities could lose up to US$11 billion dollars as an indefinite coronavirus border closure locks out the foreign students who keep the sector afloat, the industry said Wednesday.

Colleges and universities might become obsolete due to AI

Artificial intelligence has transformed many industries such as manufacturing, corporations and retail. Now traditional universities are being challenged, as they need to prepare for a "technology-enabled" future.

French university shake-up broaches selection taboo

Paris - France unveiled a billion-euro plan Monday to shake up its flagging universities that includes steps towards academic selection -- long a taboo issue in a country of "education for all".

British universities tumble down global league tables

British universities have tumbled down the latest league tables, with only Cambridge in the top five. However, the metrics used for assessing the placements have recently been changed.

Which country has the most Nobel Prize winners?

The Nobel Prize remains the most prestigious prize available, and universities are keen to tally up the number held by each institution. The country with the greatest number of recent awards is the U.S. Who else is in the top ten?

Top ten subjects studied in U.K. universities

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service has revealed the most popular subjects studied at U.K. universities. With nursing at the top, how has the list changed over the past few years?

Op-Ed: Want to end rape culture on campus? Dismantle the Greek system

As America continues to grapple with the alleged "rape culture" on college campuses, schools and the Greek system have been forced to alter their policies...but is the Greek system itself an incubator of rape culture?

Op-Ed: U.K. doctors join divestment campaign: Will it hurt fossil fuels?

According to Business Green, the British Medical Association, citing the many health risks associated with climate change has made the decision to commit to divesting from fossil fuels, making them the first national medical group to do so.

Op-Ed: Why online schools could be the future of education

You hear the controversy in the news on an almost daily basis. The cost of a four-year university degree continues to rise at rates unimaginable by the middle class, often sending it out of range for many.

FL Gov. Scott challenges Florida colleges to offer $10K degrees

GOP Governor Rick Scott has issued a challenge to colleges across Florida to offer 4-year degrees that cost no more than $10K.

Report finds free speech in Canadian universities being eroded

Calgary - Canadian universities received a failing grade in the annual Campus Freedom Index by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF). The report claims that these post-secondary institutions have desecrated free speech.

Millions protest in Spain over education austerity cuts

Madrid - Most educational institutions, at all levels, closed today as teachers and students took to the streets to protest austerity cuts.

UK universities told to cut costs

UK universities have been told to cut costs rather than complain over insufficient funds. For universities who think the rise in tuition fees to £9,000 will not be enough, Lib Dem deputy leader Simon Hughes say they should cut wages of highly paid staff

Toronto politicians call for apology from Maclean's magazine

Toronto - Speaking at a press conference at City Hall Wednesday, Karen Sun, executive director of Chinese Canadian National Council said Toronto’s reputation will be "tarnished" if city council doesn’t demand an apology from Maclean’s magazine.

Think tank: Public universities in UK under threat

A religious think tank in the United Kingdom is predicting the end of public universities, after the coalition government voted to allow a huge rise in tuition fees.

Universities accused of having list of banned A-level subjects

The UK’s top universities have been accused of having an unpublished list of "banned" A-level subjects, putting students from comprehensives at a disadvantage when applying for places.

Post mortem being written for university yearbooks

Falling on hard times and competition from the likes of Facebook, another university yearbook bit the dust. The only thing left is to write the obituaries as one after another can’t compete and succumbs.

USC, UCLA rivalry taken up a colorful notch

Oh, those kids! Crosstown, uptown, downtown, neighboring city sports rivalry has been a tradition since the beginning of sports competitions, and this year USC students took it up a notch.

Swine flu infects 2,000 at university, virus on most campuses

With school just 2 weeks into session, WSU reports 2,000 infections of H1N1 swine flu. 55 percent of college campuses are hit with the aggressive bug.

Obama proposes intelligence officer training program in colleges

With the CIA and NSA facing hardships in recruiting qualified intelligence officers, the Obama administration is proposing that colleges offer spy training courses.

Op-Ed: Don’t Follow the Money Stipulation of Mystery $45M in Donations

Nine universities are clueless as to where $45 million in gifts came from, with the caveat that they can keep the money and run with it as long as they don’t attempt to figure out the identity of the mystery donor.

Exactly How Ignorant of American History Are University Students?

The truth is pretty horrifying, considering that the loudest voices joining in the PC critique of all things American, are often the least informed. . .

CSIS aims to boost ranks by recruiting at Canadian universities

Now Hiring: Canada's spy agency is looking for about seventy percent more intelligence officers to fill positions of retiring officers.

The Pre-Caliphate Purge Has Begun in Iran

Ahmadinejad has begun clearing Iran's universities of "secular, progressive" professors. For what can we suppose he is preparing the way?

High Prof Is Paranoid

Pushing the Canadian personal limits.

York University Cuts Ribbon on New High-Tech Learning Facility

TORONTO (djc) — York University has officially opened the newest and most technologically advanced teaching facility in Ontario, Canada, the $88-million 345,000-square foot Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Building. The TEL Building, a joint proje..

Princeton Review Names Year's 345 Top Colleges

WASHINGTON (voa) - It's back to school time in the United States, and that means time for another edition of the Princeton Review's popular guide to America's best colleges. The 2003 edition includes profiles of 345 schools. But what attracts most atte...

Harcourt e-Learning Offers Content-Rich Online Library

MONTEREY, Calif. - Harcourt e-Learning announced plans to offer extensive online library services to academic institutions. The Harcourt e-Learning Online Library is offered for a per-user licensing fee and features information covering all ...

NJ’s Princeton Tops In Magazine Ranking

New York - Princeton University topped this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of the nation’s universities, followed quickly by its Ivy League brethren Harvard and Yale, which were tied for No. 2. Princeton tied for No. 1 with Harvard in

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Jonathan Wai  a psychologist at Duke University and Stephen Hsu  a physicist at Michigan State Unive...
Jonathan Wai, a psychologist at Duke University and Stephen Hsu, a physicist at Michigan State University, examined the 81 institutions worldwide with at least three alumni who have received Nobel prizes in chemistry, physiology or medicine, physics.
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Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida: Sigma Alpha Epsilon House in 2018.

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