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Online learning Tips and information for students

Online learning: Tips & information for students

Valentin Schinnerl and John Roman, U-Multirank

Sep 23, 2020 12:52(CET)

Online learning may be something you are already familiar with, but for others COVID-19 has forced them into making the switch over from in-person learning ...

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Regional & National Perspectives on the Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education

IAU publishes new report, ‘Regional & National Perspectives on the Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education’

U-Multirank

Sep 15, 2020 13:37(CET)

Following the publication of its first Global Survey on the Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education, the International Association of Universities (IAU) released a new report providing Regional and National Perspectives on the Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education ...

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SAVE THE DATE: U-Multirank announces 2020 publication date

U-Multirank

Jun 03, 2020 12:05(CET)

We are pleased to announce that the release date for U-Multirank’s annual colleges and universities rankings will be on Tuesday, 09. June at 10:30 CET ...

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The CYD Foundation publishes largest Spanish university ranking amid Coronavirus pandemic

U-Multirank

May 27, 2020 11:31(CET)

The CYD Foundation today presented the results of the seventh edition of the CYD Ranking, the Spanish ranking that features the highest number of universities...

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How much does it cost to study

How much does it cost to study? What financial costs should I expect?

U-Multirank

April 21, 2020 14:42(CET)

A key consideration for most students is cost. There are usually two areas of cost to think about. Firstly, there’s the money you’ll have to pay the university for your tuition. Secondly, there’s the money you’ll need to support yourself while you’re studying ...

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what will studying mean for my future and career

What will studying mean for my future and career?

U-Multirank

April 15, 2020 13:22(CET)

Even the hardest working student isn’t likely to study for more than eight hours a day every day. That leaves two-thirds of their time spent doing other things ...

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When choosing a university, consider the student life

When choosing a university, consider the student life

U-Multirank

April 08, 2020 13:42(CET)

Even the hardest working student isn’t likely to study for more than eight hours a day every day. That leaves two-thirds of their time spent doing other things ...

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Are universities prepared for online learning?

Are universities prepared for digital learning?

John Roman, U-Multirank

April 02, 2020 18:14 (CET)

As higher education institutions worldwide are forced to adapt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it becomes evident that digital learning is vital to the continuation of education during this time ...

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how do I find the best university for me

With so many different universities to choose from, how do I find the best one for me?

U-Multirank 

March 26, 2020 13:24 (CET)

Some estimates put the number of higher education institutions around the world at around 22,000. In all that number, no two universities are the same ...

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Making a university campus visit – Online

Making a university campus visit – Online

John Roman, U-Multirank 

March 18, 2020 14:57 (CET)

Based on the latest U-Multirank data, women in engineering have a better chance at a PhD and employment in the university than those in the sciences and maths ...

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International Women's Day 2020

International Women’s Day | Women in engineering have a better chance at a PhD than in other subject areas

U-Multirank 

March 06, 2020 15:51 (CET)

Based on the latest U-Multirank data, women in engineering have a better chance at a PhD and employment in the university than those in the sciences and maths ...

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Protecting yourself and others during the Coronavirus outbreak – information for students and parents

Protecting yourself and others during the Coronavirus outbreak – information for students and parents

John Roman, U-Multirank 

March 04, 2020 14:50 (CET)

If you are/ have a student – especially one studying abroad this term – you are probably paying extra close attention to news stories about the spread of coronavirus ...

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Do university rankings support students to make good choices?

Johnny Rich, PUSH

March 03, 2020 11:26 (CET)

With an estimated 25,000 universities around the world and a virtually infinite number of variables that students could consider about each of them, it’s tempting to think that anything that simplifies the choice must be helpful ...

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what should I study?

What should I study? How to choose the best study programme for you.

U-Multirank

February 25, 2020 11:33 (CET)

There are two ways to approach the question of what to study. You can think about what’s the right thing to study for your chosen career. Or you can think about what you enjoy most ...

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Will I get a good education

Will I get a good education?

U-Multirank

February 19, 2020 13:10 (CET)

A teacher can’t teach an empty room. You need to bring yourself to your studies, because you’re at least half the equation. That’s why it’s important to choose a subject you enjoy ...

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Top Ten Most Romantic Cities to Find Love While Studying Abroad

Top Ten Most Romantic Cities to Find Love While Studying Abroad

Lena Heckmann & John Roman, U-Multirank

February 13, 2020 09:01 (CET)

While many couples are celebrating Valentine’s Day today, some are still waiting for Cupid’s arrow to strike. For many Erasmus/ exchange students, Cupid finds them while studying abroad ...

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How important is university reputation? And what does it even tell us?

How important is university reputation? And what does it even tell us?

U-Multirank

February 11, 2020 13:01 (CET)

Everyone wants to go to a good university, but it’s impossible to agree on a single definition of ‘good’ for everyone. In fact, any two people will have different preferences and priorities ...

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Studying in the UK after Brexit

Studying in the UK after Brexit

John Roman, U-Multirank

February 05, 2020 10:11 (CET)

Home to both modern parliamentary democracy and the Industrial Revolution, the UK is one of the most popular study destinations for many students around the world ...

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What are the happiest students in Europe studying?

Kathrin Mueller & John Roman, U-Multirank

January 28, 2020 13:44 (CET)

For many young people, deciding what to study can feel like an overwhelming decision, as it can play a major factor in the rest of your life ...

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Do I need a Dutch language certificate to study in the Netherlands?

Do I need a Dutch language certificate to study in the Netherlands?

John Roman, U-Multirank

January 21, 2020 15:11 (CET)

If you’re wondering if you’ll need to learn Dutch in order to study in the Netherlands, the quick answer is no. The Netherlands is one of the most fluent English speaking countries in Europe ...

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Do I need an Italian language certificate to study in Italy

Do I need an Italian language certificate to study in Italy?

John Roman, U-Multirank

January 14, 2020 10:11 (CET)

All non-EU students looking to study in a programme in Italian, must show proof of a B2 Italian language level. To do so, several Italian language certifications are available ...

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Do I need a German language certificate (TestDaF or DSH) to study in Germany?

John Roman, U-Multirank

January 07, 2020 15:11 (CET)

To receive a German language certificate like the TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache) and DSH (Deutsche Sprachprüfung fur den Hochchulzugang), several parts of the language are tested ...

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U-Multirank Winter Calendar 2019

U-Multirank

December 26, 2019 11:38 (CET)

U-Multirank presents its Winter Calendar for 2019 ...

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20+ Study Abroad Destinations for 2020

20+ Study Abroad Destinations for 2020

John Roman, U-Multirank

December 24, 2019 13:41 (CET)

We’ve highlighted 20+ of the most popular study abroad destinations for students in 2020. As these cities grow in popularity, so do their percentages of international students ...

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The Most Beautiful Universities in Germany

Lena Heckmann & John Roman, U-Multirank

December 17, 2019 13:01 (CET)

Receiving a free education in Germany, does not mean you have to sacrifice a picturesque study experience. Germany is home to not only beautiful parks and landscapes, but also several beautiful university campuses ...

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How to get a scholarship

Lena Heckmann & John Roman, U-Multirank

December 10, 2019 10:43 AM (CET)

One of the first questions to ask yourself before applying to college, or university is: how will I finance my studies? However, this question can prove to be a major burden for many students and their families ...

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Why should I study abroad?

Lena Heckmann & John Roman, U-Multirank

December 3, 2019 13:30 (CET)

UK, USA, Australia or Germany – in which country do the most students have an international placement as part of their degree?

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Work during studying | What percentage of students work during their studies in Germany?

Lena Heckmann & John Roman, U-Multirank

November 27, 2019 11:41 AM (CET)

According to the latest social survey conducted by the ‘Deutsches Studentenwerke’, some two thirds (66%) of university students work in parallel to their studies ...

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Tuition Free Universities: Which Countries Offer Free Education?

Lena Heckmann & John Roman, U-Multirank

November 19, 2019 11:55 AM (CET)

With university fees consistently on the rise, finding an affordable study programme can be challenging. However, many countries across the world offer free tuition to both their respective national students and international students...

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Do I need English language certificates (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.)?

Do I need English language certificates (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.)?

Lena Heckmann & John Roman, U-Multirank

November 12, 2019 09:55 AM (CET)

To receive an English language certificate like the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), four parts of the language are tested...

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How study abroad works: possibilities to live in another country during your education

Lena Heckmann & John Roman, U-Multirank

November 5, 2019 11:27 AM (CET)

First thing that comes to mind when you talk about studying abroad is going with an institution like a university or college...

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The history of your favorite classic horror films

John Roman, U-Multirank

October 31, 2019 09:00 AM (CET)

It’s Halloween, and the vale between the living and the dead is at its thinnest, making it the best time for scary movies. Many horror films and scary stories have a historical origin...

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How to attend university without a high school diploma

Lena Heckmann & John Roman, U-Multirank

October 29, 2019 13:30 (CET)

A high school diploma is commonly needed to attend college or university, and without it the admission process can be complicated, but still possible...

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How to get into university: What is important when applying to a top ranking university?

Lena Heckmann & John Roman, U-Multirank

October 22, 2019 11:19 AM

Are you thinking about going to university after you graduate high school? But maybe you have some questions on how to get into top ranking universities like MIT, Stanford, Oxford, Yale or Northwestern...

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Study in Spain: My study abroad experience

Monika Barrios, Cleveland State University Alum, USA

October 15, 2019 11:53 AM

I have always had a passion for travel.  My parents would take my brother and me to Europe as often as we could financially manage, to visit family and to learn about where we came from...

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How University Works: Introduction to University Life

How University Works: Introduction to University Life

Lena Heckmann & John Roman, U-Multirank

October 8, 2019 10:37 AM (CET)

Applying for and studying at the university level can seem like a cosmic universe, but it doesn’t have to be so extra-terrestrial. Just like the universe, there are countless possibilities of what and where you can study...

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In the dark, all universities look the same

Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, OECD

October 1, 2019 09:41 AM (CET)

University degrees have become the entrance ticket for modern societies. Never before have those with advanced qualifications had the life chances they enjoy today, and never before have those ...

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