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UK Universities and Sciences Minister Praises Potential of Micro-Robots
January 15, 2019
After visiting a university laboratory in Bristol, Universities and Science Minister Chris Skidmore expressed high hopes for work being done there with futuristic miniature robots designed as a solution for disruptive and costly roadwork. Here’s a closer look at the work -- a collaboration between four Bristol universities.

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Should School Start Later?
January 14, 2019
It's a tired old trope that teens oversleep, hit the snooze button ten times, and miss their first class. But, in fact, research suggests school starts too early. Let's take a closer look at the argument for starting school later in the day.

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Robot To Explore Mars
January 8, 2019
University researchers and aerospace company Airbus have developed software for a Martian robot that will make its own decisions on Mars. Let's take a closer look.

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Canadian Schools Working to Support Indigenous Communities
December 26, 2018
The University of Victoria recently hosted the fourth National Building Reconciliation Forum to address ways that universities can collaborate with Indigenous communities to answer the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. Let's take a closer look.

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Colleges for the Elderly are Booming in China
December 21, 2018
The idea for universities for the elderly isn't new. Facing high demand in China, the government hopes to open one elderly university in every county by 2020. Let's take a closer look at the development.

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Ucas Figures Show There’s Work to Be Done
December 17, 2018
The Universities College and Admissions Service (UCAS) has released its latest figures. While the gap is closing between disadvantaged students and their well-off counterparts, the rate of improvement is sluggish. Here’s a closer look at the trend.

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A Quarter of College Admissions Officers Check Applicants' Social Media
December 14, 2018
About a quarter of college admissions officers say that they check applicants' social media profiles and accounts. But before you clean up your Facebook account, read on to learn more about the issue.

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Unconditional Offers Alive and Well in the UK
December 10, 2018
We recently featured the story of one UK university’s decision to stop giving unconditional offers to applicants for admission. However, the unconditional offer trend is still going strong. In fact, more than a third of 18-year-old applicants received unconditional offers in 2018.

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UK Tax Office Warns Students They Are The Target Of A Scam
December 7, 2018
Students in the UK, beware: the UK tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), warned that you are a target of tax scammers. Let's take a closer look.

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French Government Increases Tuition Fees For Non-EU International Students
December 5, 2018
France, the world's most popular non-English-speaking study abroad destination, will raise its tuition and fees for non-EU international students starting in September 2019. Find out why.

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January 11, 2019

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December 31, 2018

Millions of women all over the world serve their countries. Not only do they boast higher levels of educational attainment compared to their non-milit...