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Scammers, fraudsters are putting academia in peril. What can we do?

The number of scientific papers retracted due to fraudulent peer review and research misconduct has eclipsed 10,000 for the first time in 2023, according to Nature, a British scientific journal. A decade ago, retractions were just a tenth of what they are now. 

Trends 2024: Which universities will place greater emphasis on critical thinking?

Colleges racing to evolve their academic programs may be overlooking critical thinking, an essential skill students need to survive an ever-shifting marketplace driven by employer expectations and evolving tech trends.

Survey: Students and parents stress cost and career prep when picking a college

More respondents chose a "college with the best program for my (my child’s) career interests" (38%) than they did a "college with the best academic reputation" (11%) as the two top factors in the selection process, according to The Princeton Review's 2023 College Hopes & Worries Survey Report.

Thanks to her “unshakable confidence,” Columbia University names its first female president

Leading economist and current President of the London School of Economics and Political Science Minouche Shafik will take office on July 1.

How to give students what they want in an online class

Above all, students want access to course information regarding technology use and instructors' expectations and syllabi prior to enrolling in an online course, according to a just-released study.

In terms of scholarly contribution, which universities top the list?

Although U.S. News recently released its rankings for the Best Global Universities, this list from Research.com is unique in that its main focus is to measure the impact and contributions of researchers from higher ed institutions worldwide.

How badly did study abroad programs suffer this past school year?

During the 2020-2021 academic year, participation in the programs declined by 96% compared to the previous year, according to a new report from Open Doors.

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