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Blockchain studies added to university curriculum

As blockchain technology gains in popularity, are universities willing to offer blockchain courses and degrees? The answer appears to be yes, at least for an instiution in Russia.

Wife of US academic held by Iran begs Trump for help

Bejing - The Chinese wife of a US academic serving a 10-year term in Iran on espionage charges pleaded for help from the White House Friday after Tehran issued fresh accusations against her husband.

Universities turning to location data to recruit

Just as businesses are using location data to identifying top talent, universities are utilizing the geolocation opportunities to pinpoint high performing students and to encourage them to enroll with their institutions.

Adelphi University's Kali Chan up for 2018 'Best Publicist' Special

Garden City - Kali Chan, the Director of Media Relations at Adelphi University, has been nominated for the 2018 "Best of Long Island" competition.

Hurricane survivors swap Caribbean seas for English peas

Preston - When they signed up to study in the Caribbean they thought they were heading for an island paradise. But when Hurricane Irma devastated Sint Maarten, they ended up being transferred to drizzly northern England instead.

Nairobi university shut over election re-run protests

Nairobi - Campuses at one of Kenya's largest universities were closed on Tuesday after demonstrations broke out ahead of the country's tense presidential election re-run, a university official said.

Oxford college removes Suu Kyi portrait

London - The Oxford University college where Aung San Suu Kyi studied said Saturday it had taken down a portrait of the Myanmar leader, a decision that follows widespread criticism of her over the Rohingya crisis.

Business incubator identifies novel heart health app

Vienna - Researchers have designed a smart artificial intelligence tool that can diagnose heart problems using a smartphone camera. The end-product development and new start-up forms part of an initiative called START:IP.

Harvard revokes Chelsea Manning fellowship invitation after criticism

Washington - Harvard University revoked convicted US intelligence leaker and transgender activist Chelsea Manning's visiting fellowship position on Friday after sharp criticism from the Central Intelligence Agency.

CIA head cancels Harvard speech over Chelsea Manning appointment

Washington - CIA director Mike Pompeo pulled out of a Harvard forum and former acting director Mike Morrell quit the university Thursday to protest its appointment of convicted intelligence leaker Chelsea Manning as a visiting fellow.

100 Greek university students caught cheating

Atenas - More than 100 Greek university students have been caught in a mass cheating scandal, the state agency ANA reported Tuesday.

Trench warfare: Nigerian university digs in against Boko Haram

Maiduguri - A giant bulldozer digs a deep ditch among the bushes surrounding the University of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria, turning it into a fortress to prevent further suicide attacks by Boko Haram.

Mosul students return for exams amid devastation

Mosul - Amid buildings destroyed by heavy fighting, University of Mosul students are returning to take exams interrupted three years ago when jihadists took control of their city.

Mosul students return for exams amid devastation

Mosul - Amid buildings destroyed by heavy fighting, University of Mosul students are returning to take exams interrupted three years ago when jihadists took control of their city.

Mosul students return for exams amid devastation

Mosul - Amid buildings destroyed by heavy fighting, University of Mosul students are returning to take exams interrupted three years ago when jihadists took control of their city.

One in five children in developed world in relative poverty: UN

Paris - One in five children in rich countries lives in relative poverty, according to a UNICEF report published Thursday that put the US and New Zealand among the world's worst performers for youth well-being.

Firebrand pundit Ann Coulter cancels UC Berkeley talk

Los Angeles - Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter on Wednesday canceled a planned appearance at the University of California, Berkeley, saying she had lost the backing of the groups that had sponsored her talk.

Groups sue UC Berkeley over Ann Coulter appearance

Los Angeles - Two conservative groups filed a lawsuit against the University of California at Berkeley claiming that a decision to cancel an appearance by the firebrand pundit Ann Coulter violated their right to free speech.

Berkeley reverses decision to nix speech by right-wing commentator

Los Angeles - The University of California at Berkeley on Thursday reversed its decision to cancel a talk by right-wing commentator Ann Coulter, offering a new date and venue for the event.

UC Berkeley headed for showdown with right-wing commentator

Los Angeles - The University of California at Berkeley appears headed for a showdown with right-wing commentator Ann Coulter after her planned appearance at the school was canceled over security concerns.

Spanish academics charged for selling 'fake' cancer drug

Madrid - Two Spanish university professors and three other suspects have been charged over the alleged sale of a "fake" cancer drug that raked in more than 600,000 euros, police said Tuesday.

Chinese university buys campus space near Oxford

London - China's Peking University is buying a 19th-century manor house near Oxford in southern England to use as a campus in a multimillion-dollar deal, the estate agent handling the deal told AFP on Thursday.

Migrants get crash course in French university life

Lille - A lawyer from Sudan, a footballer from Iran, an aeronautical engineer from Eritrea: They are among 80 migrants who have traded France's "Jungle" tent camp for a chance to earn a French degree and a new life.

Controversy on campus as Erdogan handpicks Turkey rectors

Istanbul - The direct appointment of university rectors by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan since July's failed coup has stirred up tensions on campus and prompted claims of political interference in the education sector.

Uganda university shut down after student protests

Kanpala - A day after Uganda's president ordered the closure of one of Africa's oldest universities, 23-year old Gabriel Deng was hurriedly stuffing his belongings into rucksacks in a rundown student hostel.

Which institution produces the most Nobel Prize winners?

Which is the best university in the world? This can be judged on many levels, from academic quality to the student experience. How about the proportion of Nobel Prize winners?

Google now shows you university information in search results

Google has announced a new style of card it's adding to its search results. Searching for a school or university will now show relevant data within the search page, letting you check details like graduation and acceptance rates without leaving Google.

Dozens of Turkey academics held in post-coup crackdown

Istanbul - Turkey on Friday detained dozens of academics suspected of backing Fethullah Gulen, the alleged mastermind of last month's failed coup, while pressing ahead with raids on businesses linked to the US-based Muslim preacher.

Harvard tops Chinese ranking of best universities

Shanghai - Universities from mainland China broke into the global top 100 in an annual ranking for the first time on Monday, but Harvard remained number one for the 14th consecutive year.

Harvard tops Chinese ranking of best universities

Shanghai - Universities from mainland China broke into the global top 100 in an annual ranking for the first time on Monday, but Harvard remained number one for the 14th consecutive year.
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Handout from a now-defunct university course in homoeopathy.
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Admin, teachers and students at a Madrid University perform a protest zombie flash mob
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Old Main on the campus of the University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, Ark.
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Handout from a now-defunct university course in homoeopathy.
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Building and sign promoting the University of Manchester, one of the U.K.'s leading institutions.
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One of the creative spaces at Kingston University, here students can research and access IT facilities.
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MIT Building 10 and the Great Dome, Cambridge Massachusetts.
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A view of Oikos University in Oakland, using Google Street View
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Turkish university students with Lonna Lisa Williams
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