International Women’s Day: top universities led by women

Only 43 of the top 200 universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings are run by women ​It is striking that still only a few of the world’s top universities are led by women.  In fact, analysis of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 reveals that just 43 of the top 200 institutions are currently led by women. What is promising is that this is an increase from the 41 universities led by women last year and now amounts to a fifth of the top 200 universities in the world.  The current number…

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The 10 best global universities of 2022, according to U.S. News and World Report

Havard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. joe daniel price | Moment | Getty Images On Tuesday, U.S. News & World Report released its eighth annual ranking of the best global universities around the world.  The 2022 ranking assesses 1,750 institutions from more than 90 countries across 13 different metrics, including research reputation, faculty publications and international collaboration.  “These rankings stand out from our other education rankings due to their emphasis on academic research,” says Robert Morse, chief data strategist at U.S. News in a statement. “The Best Global Universities feature an overall ranking…

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Nigerian becomes first Igbo lecturer at Oxford varsity

By Opeyemi Babalola  A Nigerian, Emmanuel Umeonyirioha, has become the first Igbo lecturer at the University of Oxford.  Igbo language is one of the languages spoken by the Igbo people who occupy most of the southeast region in Nigeria. Umeonyirioha confirmed this development via his Twitter handle, saying, he has been inducted as the first official Igbo lecturer at Oxford University.  Posting a picture of himself, he wrote, “It is official that I am the first official Igbo Language lecturer at the number one university in the world, the University…

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Oxford University and ZOE partner on COVID-19 treatment trials

Oxford University Press Release/ UTI/3 August 2020 Oxford University and the COVID Symptom Study app are joining forces to widen access to two clinical trials of potential treatments for COVID-19. The COVID Symptom Study App was developed and is managed by health technology company ZOE, with the research using data from the app being undertaken by academics at King’s College London. The app has now been downloaded by over 3.5 million people in the UK and has recruited over 800,000 citizen scientists to its Vaccine and Trial Registry. The registry…

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Oxford Celebrates 100 years of The DPhil

Oxford University Website/News Inspired by the research degrees introduced by universities in the German-speaking world, the DPhil was intended to open up the University to a changing world of global mobility and scientific possibility, with much broader ideas about who should study and what should be studied. It offered students an unprecedented opportunity to shape their fields by contributing their own work and insights. Here, Dr David Mills, Associate Professor, Department of Education, examines the origins of the new research degree at Oxford. During the nineteenth century, ambitious American and…

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