Edson Chipalo — from village to victory, grass to grace

Adson Chipalo recently commented on his LinkedIn profile, telling a story of perseverance, optimism, and God’s grace. Here is his commentary: I was born in the village in Zambia, grew up in abject poverty, and became an orphan at 8. I was kicked out of school because I couldn’t afford tuition fees, I turned to farming to survive. I never attended my first two terms of high school, all because of financial constraints (poverty). I hassled throughout my early life with so many rejections and disappointments. However, I had one…

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New ways of learning and studying in Europe

Sigbritt Karlsson, Posted on 2019-10-15/Blog repost  Imagine designing your own course by choosing which programme you wish to read and where you should study – virtually or physically at KTH and/or other universities in Europe. That can become reality within the next eight years. Future students can graduate with a very competitive European degree in their hand. The thinking behind this possible future is the European Universities Initiative  in the European education and research environment to raise the quality, capacity and competitiveness of university education and research. KTH is a member of…

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University of Cape Town best in Africa in world rankings

25 OCTOBER 2019 | STORY SUPPLIED. PHOTO JE’NINE MAY.   The University of Cape Town (UCT) has been ranked 121st globally – and top in South Africa and on the continent – in the sixth edition of the US News Best Global Universities rankings. The Best Global Universities rankings differ from most other widely recognised world university rankings because they focus solely on research. The methodology measures a university’s global and regional research reputation and academic research performance, using indicators such as publications, citations (the number of times a publication…

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Chapel Hill–A historic gift to school of journalism

UNC-Chapel Hill Website/News On Oct. 25, the Hussman School of Journalism and Media celebrated a $25 million dollar gift to the school from Walter Hussman Jr. and his family. With the donation, which was officially announced in September, the Hussman School became the fifth named school at Carolina, joining Kenan-Flagler Business School, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Adams School of Dentistry.

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Stony Brook University Hospital Named America’s 100 Best for Cardiac Care, Coronary Intervention, and Stroke Care

From Stony Brook University Website/Medicine/ Press Release Nationally, one of the top 2 percent of hospitals for clinical outcomes STONY BROOK, NY, October 22, 2019 – Stony Brook University Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ for the sixth consecutive year, one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ for five consecutive years, and one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ for five consecutive years according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. Every…

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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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