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Want to know about AI? There’s a course for that

It’s hard to avoid discussion about artificial intelligence these days and each day brings a new article about the latest application. For those wishing to no more about the emerging technology, a new course has been launched.

Now's the time to invest in quantum computing skills

Futurists looking ahead for the types of skills that will be required by future generations have highlighted quantum computing skills as a core requirement for preparing for the next technological wave.

Calls mount for US university president to resign over abuse scandal

Los Angeles - Two hundred professors at one of California's top universities on Tuesday demanded the resignation of the school's president over a widening sexual abuse scandal involving a campus gynecologist.

At Cameroon university, insights into a bloody insurgency

Buea - Six months ago, southwest Cameroon plunged into violence as English-speaking separatists fought troops and police ordered in by the country's francophone-majority government.

No 'half-naked' female students in library: Zambia university

Lusaka - Zambia's leading university on Monday asked female students to stop visiting the library "half-naked", suggesting that their skimpy outfits were distracting their male counterparts.

Inflated CVs, dubious degrees: Spain in 'mastergate' scandal

Madrid - Inflated CVs, degrees that may or may not be real... a scandal over how Madrid's leader obtained a law diploma has swept up other politicians in what has become Spain's "mastergate".

Review: Queens College is the crown jewel of CUNY, exceptional college Special

Flushing - Queens College is one of the best colleges in New York. It focus on academic rigor, and its instructors are distinguished faculty members. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Researcher kills four staff at Turkish university

Istanbul - A researcher killed four fellow staff members in a shooting Thursday at a university in the western Turkish city of Eskisehir, in one of the deadliest incidents of its kind seen in Turkey.

Afghan mum cradling baby during university exam goes viral

Kabul - Afghan farmer Jahantab Ahmadi sits on the ground, her baby resting in her lap, as she focuses on the university entrance exam she hopes will help her fulfil her dreams.

Turkey detains students after Erdogan's 'terrorist' rebuke

Istanbul - Turkish police on Sunday were holding seven students from a prestigious Istanbul university after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused them of behaving like "terrorists" for staging an action opposing his military campaign in Syria.

Japanese Nobel winner hospitalized in US, wife found dead

Chicago - A Japanese Nobel Prize-winner was hospitalized Wednesday and his wife was dead, reportedly after driving off a road in rural Illinois.

Iranians demand answers over environmentalist's death

Tehran - Leading academics and rights activists demanded action from Iran's government on Monday following the alleged suicide of a revered environmentalist in prison.

Iranians demand answers over environmentalist's death

Tehran - Leading academics and rights activists demanded action from Iran's government on Monday following the alleged suicide of a revered environmentalist in prison.

'I thought I was going to die,' says US Olympian of doctor's abuse

Chicago - Olympian gymnast McKayla Maroney on Thursday told of the "scars" left by alleged sexual abuse by the former national team doctor Larry Nassar, as a report claimed officials at an American university long knew he was suspected of misconduct.

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.
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Charlotte Tindle bought a house boat to avoid the costs of university accomodation in Fulham, London
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University of Toronto, St. George campus as seen from the Robarts Library.
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Goodyear blimp flying over University of Arkansas campus. Fayetteville, Ark. September 24, 2010.
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Handout from a now-defunct university course in homoeopathy.
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Handout from a now-defunct university course in homoeopathy.
Handout from a now-defunct university course in homoeopathy.
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Turkish university students with Lonna Lisa Williams
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Tent City at the University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, Ark. September 24, 2010.
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Napping helped to pass the time for Tent City residents. University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, Ark. September 24, 2010.
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A mysterious tunnel has been dug in the grounds of Toronto University's York campus
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Strike by teachers and students in Spain, May 22, 2012
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A view of Oikos University in Oakland, using Google Street View
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LOCKDOWN: Photo shows Peterson Hall, the former administration building, on the Seattle Pacific University campus in Seattle.
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Owners of first and second place spots in line at Tent City. University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, Ark. September 24, 2010.
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Robert A. Millikan Memorial Library — at Caltech, Pasadena.
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