THIS WEEK'S MUST-READ STORIES
More Students Than Ever Are Attending College, But How Can We Ensure Higher Education Leaves No One Behind?
A new paper published by UNESCO shows that the number of university level students doubled to 207 million between 2000 and 2014. However, the access to higher education has expanded most rapidly in wealthier countries. How can we ensure higher education leaves no one behind?
New Infographic Lets Users Explore Career Paths for Doctoral Recipients
In a time when the academic job market is more competitive than ever, many Ph.D.s complete school after nearly 10 years of studies with significant debt and without the promise of a job. To address this issue, the US National Science Board has released an interactive infographic that explores 25 years of science, engineering and health doctoral pathways.
Dominican Republic's Teens: The happiest students in the world
Schools are not only places where students acquire academic skills; they are also places where children develop most of the social and emotional skills they need to thrive in the world. A new study conducted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development found that teenagers who feel part of a school community and enjoy good relations with their parents and teachers are more likely to perform better academically and be happier with their lives.
Is This the Most Elite Tech Leader Factory in the World?
A new exclusive undergraduate program wants to launch the future tech leaders who will create real-world impact. The program by UC Berkeley will provide an integrated fast-track curriculum that consists of liberal arts, engineering and business courses.
WHAT WE ARE READING
- Is the Traditional Research University Doomed to Extinction in a Digital Age? (Times Higher Education)
- Is the Future of Higher Ed Online, or on Campus? Interview with Peter Stokes, Managing Director of Huron (EdTech Times)
- Companies of the Future: No CEO, No Boss, Managed by Blockchain (VentureBeat)
- Silicon Valley Executives Are Hiring Philosophers to Teach Them to Question Everything (Quartz)