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Britain Aims for More Multilingualism
October 17, 2016

The benefits of multilingualism are increasingly well known. And with more than half of the world’s population speaking at least two languages, the imperative to expand is stronger than ever for those still limited to just one. Britain’s new Multilingualism - Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (MEITS) project is stepping up its efforts on this front with plans for the first-ever National Museum of Languages. Let’s take a closer look at this exciting new “pop-up” museum, along with how it fits into the UK’s overall objective to promote multilingualism.


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How International Students Are Coming Out on Top Post-Brexit
October 12, 2016
The academic community has been vocal in its opposition to Brexit, citing concerns related to everything from research collaboration to international exchange. Now comes data from financial services provider Western Union Business Solutions which suggests that a post-Brexit future might not be so bl...

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Highlighting European Universities’ Ongoing Efforts to Onboard Refugees
October 3, 2016
Earlier this year we highlighted Norway’s innovative new “qualifications passport” aimed at fast-tracking the evaluation process for new entrants to the country who lack proper documentation of their academic or professional achievements. However, Norway is far from alone in its ef...

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Bolivia Expands Literacy Programs to 36 Indigenous Languages
September 26, 2016
If you think selecting one language to learn is difficult, try 36 languages.  The Bolivian Education Ministry recently announced that it would implement literacy programs in the country's 36 indigenous languages in 2017.  In the past ten years, Bolivia has reduced illiteracy from 13.3% in ...

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Vietnam Announces Plan to Require English at Universities
September 19, 2016
The Vietnamese Ministry of Education recently announced plans to make English a second language in its universities. The new requirements come as part of a Government initiative to improve English-language education in Vietnam and further align higher education in Vietnam with ASEAN teaching standar...

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Reading Books Can Help You Live Longer
September 12, 2016
Science may not have solved the puzzle of eternal life, but a new study suggests one way to live longer – reading! According to a study published this month, people who read live longer than those who don’t. But the benefits of reading aren’t as simple as an apple a day. Read on to...

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Australian Gamers Out-Perform Social Media Users in Science, Reading, and Math
September 8, 2016
Do you want to improve your math, science, and reading skills? A new study suggests that playing video games might be the key. But the research completed by a professor in Australia also has some interesting implications for avid social media users. Let's take a closer look at the new data and see w...

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What Do the New Exam Appeals Regulations Mean for UK Students?
September 5, 2016
This year, students in the UK may have found it more difficult to appeal their exam grades. Why? New exam marking regulations put in place by the UK exam regulator, Ofqual, have upended the exam remarking process of years past. Ofqual argues that the new rules help support the marking system and mak...

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Universities and Students Embrace Video Technology
August 29, 2016
The classroom of the future could be just a click away. A recent survey found that a majority of universities and colleges are using video technology for teaching purposes, and nearly three-quarters of student respondents use videos for assignments. Let's take a closer look at the survey and find ou...

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Higher Education in South Korea Makes Plans to Branch Out
August 22, 2016
Given the impact of low birth rates on university enrollments, South Korea’s higher education institutions are seeking new ways to stay afloat. One avenue currently being explored? Expanding into both the United States and China, according to a report from The Korea Herald. Let’s take a ...

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