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Nigeria Looks to Vocational Training to Lower Unemployment
December 19, 2017
One possible solution to unemployment in Nigeria? Vocational training. The Deputy Senate President Chief Ike Ekweremadu recently spoke at the opening of a new vocational institute in the country. Let’s take a closer look.v

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More Chinese Students Study Arabic
December 18, 2017
Today the UN celebrates one of its six working languages - Arabic. Students all over the world choose to study Arabic because of its wide-ranging use as a language of culture, business and diplomacy. One country where a growing number of students are choosing to study Arabic? China. Let's find ou...

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Will Apprenticeships Improve Economic Stability?
December 15, 2017
Apprentices learn and earn at the same time—with or without a college degree. Advocates of apprenticeship program say that on-the-job worker training is the key to economic stability. Is it? Let’s take a closer look at the economic payoffs of apprenticeships.

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Why Are Students from Elite Girls' Schools Struggling with A-Levels?
December 11, 2017
The debut of revamped A-level examinations this year has led to an unexpected outcome in the UK: poor performance by some of the most prestigious (and expensive) girls’ schools. To what can this phenomenon be attributed? Here’s a closer look at the data.

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Immigration Rating Upgrade Sends More Indian Students Down Under
December 8, 2017
Changes to Australia’s “Simplified Student Visa Framework” (SSVF) are anticipated to trigger an influx of interest from Indian students. Here’s a closer look at what to expect.

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Have Archaeologists in Turkey Confirmed Santa’s Death?
December 6, 2017
While the spirit of Santa may be alive and well in the hearts of children around the world, archeologists in southern Turkey have less than merry news for them: They think they have discovered the tomb of the original Santa Claus, AKA Saint Nicholas. Here’s a closer look at the story.

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Chinese Job Fair Targets African Graduates
December 4, 2017
For African students studying abroad in China, a new database may help with job prospects. Let’s take a closer look.

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The Long-Term Impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rican Students
December 4, 2017
The aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is more than a lack of power, adequate water, and food supply. For some Puerto Rican students, leaving their island is becoming potential way to continue their studies after the disaster. Let’s take a closer look at some of the long-term effects of H...

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Is there a Link Between Happiness, BMI and Health for College Students
November 27, 2017
A significant amount of research has linked a positive outlook with better health across a number of measures. Researchers from the US and China teamed up to take a closer look at the relationship between optimism, BMI, and overall wellness among university students. Here’s a closer look at their ...

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This Company Doesn’t Want to Hire Graduates
November 24, 2017
You don’t need a four-year degree to work in the tech sector—you need something else. Let’s take a closer look.

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Many parents find themselves in a difficult quandary when contemplating their kids’ higher education: how can they provide financial support without...


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January 9, 2019

You know you want to go into business. But which field? Doing what? Perhaps you’ve already begun your career but are thinking of changing course and...


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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...