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Stanford Human Centered Artificial Intelligence Institute is looking for research fellows

Stanford HAI will be the perfect springboard for young researchers eager to contribute to marrying humanity with AI.

Science research funding for international undergraduates in Canada

If you're enrolled for full-time study in Canada, here’s a chance to work with doctoral scholars in Germany

Straight Talk: Can Institutions of Eminence overcome the challenges that lie ahead?

Among other things, they will need to hire and retain quality, research-oriented faculty, and to transform the stifling academic culture that prevails at even top universities in India today.

Best of the East: The Tokyo University of Science and its Amazing Space Research

One of Japan's oldest private universities is leading space research that might transform life on earth for the better.

IIT Jodhpur - A Fresh Approach to Technical Education

The newly founded IIT Jodhpur is one of the premier technical institutions spearheading India’s crusade for building a smart and competitive technological edge. Here is an introduction to its approach and aspirations.

International student's PhD thesis to help develop renewable energy resources

A French geophysicist in New Zealand has done research that helps improve the exploration and management of geothermal resources

Straight Talk: Indian government must limit research to select institutions

PM Narendra Modi recently said that research should be pushed to state universities. Here Dr. Pushkar argues against such a move.

Apply Now for the Mitacs Globalink Research Internships

Applications for the Mitacs Globalink Research Internships 2017 are now open. Read more below.

Political science research on the economics of jihad

June 15, 2024 |
Dr. Aisha Ahmad is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough, the Director of the Islam and Global Affairs Initiative at the Munk School of Global Affairs, and a Senior Fellow at Massey College. In her book “Jihad & Co.: Black Markets and Islamist Power”, published last month by Oxford University Press, she argues that jihadists rise to power by exploiting local economies. But how does one interview smugglers, merchants, and extremists for one’s research in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Mali, and Lebanon? Dr. Ahmad discusses how she did her field work, and shares some advice for students who are interested in doing political science research. She has worked on projects funded by the Norwegian Research Council and the Connaught New Researcher Award.

Is your education preparing you for your career?

This is the million-dollar question. Pearson's latest study comes up with an interesting answer.

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