Monthly Archives: November 2020

Studying abroad in Germany: Top tips for a hassle-free relocation

Studying abroad in Germany: Top tips for a hassle-free relocation

Germany is a fantastic place to study abroad. With its ~400 Universities and about 20.000 programs of renowned quality (free) education, rich culture, and art, it’s a very popular destination for international students looking for excellence. After deciding to come and study in Germany, here are some steps you should take to make the transition […] … learn more→

Scientists: Here’s how to fight back against anti-maskers, climate deniers and anti-vaxxers

Scientists: Here’s how to fight back against anti-maskers, climate deniers and anti-vaxxers

“If we cannot talk about sex, then we cannot talk about good sex,” proclaimed gynecologist Jennifer Gunter on a trailer for Jensplaining, her show on female reproductive health. Gunter is an example of a scientist using non-traditional platforms to communicate research. So excited to share the first trailer for Jensplaining with everyone! Thanks @CBC @CBClife You […] … learn more→

Does the 'Celaá law' advance towards an inclusive model for special education students?

Does the ‘Celaá law’ advance towards an inclusive model for special education students?

One of the controversies that the new draft Education Law ( LOMLOE ) has raised derives from its fourth additional provision regarding the evolution of the schooling of students with special educational needs . In the 2018-2019 academic year, there were 37,136 students enrolled in special education centers in Spain , 0.45% of the school population –8.17 million students–, 59.6% in 191 public schools and the […] … learn more→

What you should know about student loans

What you should know about student loans

Students need a student loan to pay their college tuition and expenses. Individuals who can’t get a scholarship need a better way to pay for their college expenses and attend college. Student loans are a beneficial way to pay these expenses, and they give the students an installment plan to repay the loans. When reviewing […] … learn more→

UK government’s foreign aid cuts put girls’ education at risk

UK government’s foreign aid cuts put girls’ education at risk

The UK government’s 2020 spending review includes a cut in international aid, from 0.7% of gross national income to 0.5%. My research shows that this will have severe effects on the lives of girls worldwide. Earlier this year, my colleagues and I at the University of Cambridge published a report highlighting the urgent need for political leadership […] … learn more→

5 ways Australia can get ahead in attracting and retaining Chinese international students

5 ways Australia can get ahead in attracting and retaining Chinese international students

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, about two in every five international students enrolled in Australian higher education institutions were from mainland China. These Chinese students brought in more than $A10 billion a year. During the pandemic, Australian universities have struggled to retain and recruit international students. The first returning students are due to fly out under a pilot scheme this weekend, arriving in Darwin […] … learn more→

The financial side of seeking higher education

The financial side of seeking higher education

Attending university can be a life-changing and highly valuable experience. In addition to earning a qualification to set you up on your desired career path, attending university can help you to develop a range of key life skills, allow you to live somewhere new, make new friends and much more. Higher education certainly has its […] … learn more→

Universal higher education is the key to combating misinformation

Universal higher education is the key to combating misinformation

A group at the University of Cambridge has recently developed a game called Go Viral! Based on inoculation theory, it teaches players how to spread misinformation through social media. But the real aim is to educate them about the dangers of misinformation. It is a very useful tool – but it barely scratches the surface […] … learn more→

Social networks: why do teens go to TikTok?

Social networks: why do teens go to TikTok?

TikTok is the most downloaded application in the world, already with more than 1.6 billion downloads to its credit since the start of the year, according to the firm Sensor Tower . Present in 150 countries, it has around 150 million active daily users. Before winning in Europe, it was very popular in Asia, especially China and Japan. With […] … learn more→