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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.

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.

Political science research on the economics of jihad

February 23, 2019 |
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.

Apply Now for the Mitacs Globalink Research Internships

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

7 reasons to study in New Zealand

The number of Indians who chose to study in New Zealand is up by 53% from last year. High Commissioner to India Joanna Kempkers and Education NZ Regional Director John Laxon discuss why

"In research, if you are really passionate, then no matter what the subject is, you will go very far"

What is epigenetics? What does it take to carve a career in cancer research? Head of Chatterjee Lab in University of Otago’s School of Medicine, Dr. Aniruddha Chatterjee, speaks to BrainGain Magazine.

'The single most important thing for aspiring MBAs is to be ready to learn'

Only around 6% of applicants get into the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Dean Jonathan Levin talks about what the school looks for in students, and what it offers them.

Why LIGOs observation of gravitational waves is a big deal

The recently detected gravitational waves were barely perceptible. Yet scientists know they were caused by two massive black holes merging. They know how fast they were moving and how much energy was generated, although it happened 1.3 billion years ago

Dr. Teresa Sullivan on international student life at UVA

February 23, 2019 |
In an exclusive interview with BrainGain Magazine on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, Dr Sullivan, President of the University of Virginia, discussed how international students can participate in UVA’s cutting-edge research, and the funding and work opportunities available to them. She also discussed how diversity enriches academic and cultural life at both the University of Virginia and the broader community of Charlottesville, and UVA’s response to the recent hate crimes in some parts of the United States. She also spoke about how research such as UVA’s Yamuna river project in India benefits the university’s students.

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