Thursday, January 19, 2017

Founding and motivation[edit]
The Rhodes Scholarships are administered and awarded by the Rhodes Trust, which was established in 1902 under the terms and conditions of the will of Cecil John Rhodes, and funded by his legacy. The Trust has been modified by three Acts of Parliament: The Rhodes Estate Act 1916, the Rhodes Trust Act 1929, The Rhodes Trust Act 1946; and most recently by The Rhodes Trust (Modification) Order 1976, a statutory instrument in accordance with Section 78 (4) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.[7] Rhodes' motivation in establishing the scholarship is reflected in his will. Writing in 1902, W. T. Stead noted that it "[revealed] him to the world as the first distinguished British statesman whose Imperialism was that of Race and not that of Empire." With the scholarships, he "aimed at making Oxford University the educational centre of the English-speaking race."[4] Rhodes, who attended Oriel College, Oxford, chose his alma mater as the site of his great experiment because he believed its residential colleges would be a "great advantage" to "young Colonists" for "giving breadth to their views for instruction in life and manners and for instilling into their minds the advantage to the Colonies as well as to the United Kingdom of the retention of the unity of the Empire."[4]:23 With this motivation in mind, the legacy originally provided for scholarships for the British colonies, the United States and Germany. These three were chosen because it was thought that "a good understanding between England, Germany and the United States of America will secure the peace of the world".[4] As he developed the idea for the scholarship, Rhodes wrote that his dream was "the furtherance of the British Empire, for the bringing of the whole uncivilised world under British rule, for the recovery of the United States, for the making the Anglo-Saxon race but one Empire."[4]:59

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A medical school is a tertiary educational institution—or part of such an institution—that teaches medicine, and awards a professional degree for physicians and surgeons. Such medical degrees include the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS, MBChB, BMBS), Doctor of Medicine (MD), or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO). Many medical schools offer additional degrees, such as a Doctor of Philosophy, Master's degree, a physician assistant program, or other post-secondary education.

Medical schools can also employ medical researchers and operate hospitals. Around the world, criteria, structure, teaching methodology, and nature of medical programs offered at medical schools vary considerably. Medical schools are often highly competitive, using standardized entrance examinations, as well as grade point average and leadership roles, to narrow the selection criteria for candidates. In most countries, the study of medicine is completed as an undergraduate degree not requiring prerequisite undergraduate coursework. However, an increasing number of places are emerging for graduate entrants who have completed an undergraduate degree including some required courses. In the United States and Canada, almost all medical degrees are second entry degrees, and require several years of previous study at the university level.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A Bachelor of Information Technology (abbreviations BIT, BInfTech, B.Tech(IT) or BE(IT)) is an undergraduate academic degree that generally requires three to five years of study.It is a sub branch of Computer Engineering. While the degree has a major focus on computers and technology, it differs from a Computer Science degree in that students are also expected to study management and information science, and there are reduced requirements for mathematics. A degree in computer science can be expected to concentrate on the scientific aspects of computing, while a degree in information technology can be expected to concentrate on the business and communication applications of computing. There is more emphasis on these two areas in the e-commerce, e-business and business information technology undergraduate courses. Specific names for the degrees vary across countries, and even universities within countries.

This is in contrast to a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology which is a bachelor's degree typically conferred after a period of three to four years of an undergraduate course of study in Information Technology (IT). The degree itself is a Bachelor of Science with institutions conferring degrees in the fields of information technology and related fields.

Contents  [hide]
1 International variations
1.1 Australia
1.2 Canada
1.3 India
1.4 Namibia
1.5 Netherlands
1.6 Iran
1.7 South Africa
1.8 Sri Lanka
2 References
3 See also
International variations[edit]
In BIT is a three-year or four-year undergraduate degree.

At the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), a BIT [1] is a three-year, co-op scholarship degree with two six-month job placements. At the University of New South Wales a BIT is referred to as "Business in Information technology" and is also a co-op scholarship degree that lasts four years.

At the University of Sydney a BIT is a four-year technical program, related to degrees such as Computer Science and Software Engineering.

At Swinburne University of Technology, a BIT is a three-year co-op scholarship degree incorporating two six-month job placements.[2]

At RMIT University a BIT is offered as a three-year program, giving the student the choice of a majors These major are: Application Programming, Business Applications, Multimedia Design, Network Programming, System Administration and Web Systems[3]

The state of the BIT program in Australia is unstable, as many universities offer it as a technical program while others as a business, e-commerce related program. The Australian Computer Society recognizes all BIT degrees, however Engineers Australia only recognises BIT degrees that are technical.[4][5][6][7]

In Canada, Carleton University and Algonquin College have jointly created 3 streams of a Bachelor of Information Technology Degree; Interactive Multimedia & Design,[8] Network Technology,[9] and Photonics & Laser Technology.[10] University of Ontario Institute of Technology also offers streams in [11] Networking & Information Technology Security, and [12] Game Development and Entrepreneurship.

In India, the Bachelor of Information Technology is a 4-year undergraduate course. The course is divided into eight semesters, and the degree is awarded after completion of a four-year program. The degree is conferred by government and private institutions, as well as a host of other prestigious institutes (both public and privately funded) for their professional engineering programs. However, most other institutions in India use the Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.)/Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in IT degrees. Admission to the program is done through a nationwide entrance test. There is also a three-year course which awards a B.Sc degree at the end of the program. Some universities even offer a B.Sc IT course either through regular programs or through distance-learning courses. However, there is not much as demand for the B.Sc. course as there is for the B.Tech or BE IT courses.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Bioinstrumentation,is the application of electronics and measurement principles to develop devices and tools used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Bioinformatics,is one of the bio medical engineering which involves the development and usage of computer tools to collect and analyze data related to biology and medicine. The research work in bio informatics comprises the usage of sophisticated techniques to manage and generate data bases of gene sequences.
Biomechanics,deals with the application of mechanics to medical field to solve biological and medical problems. It comprises the study of motion, material deformation, transport of chemical substances across biological membranes, and flow inside the body. Research in bio mechanics helped in the development of artificial heart valves, artificial kidney, artificial hip, etc. It also helps in the study of organs and the skeletal system.
Biomaterial, deal with the materials and the living tissues that are implanted in the body. In the design of the implanted materials, understanding the properties of the living material is a vital aspect.
Biomedical optics
Biosignal processing,involves the processing of bio signals in order to extract the useful information for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. It involves the study of cardiac signals to determine whether a patient can be susceptible to sudden cardiac death, development of speech recognition systems which nullify the background noise, detection of brain signals that can be used to run a computer.
Biotechnology, is a combination of various powerful tools that involve living organisms to make or modify products, develop micro organisms for specific purposes.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid

Three types of financial aid are available for students: scholarships, loans and part-time employment. According to the needs of the family and student, these can be offered individually or in combination. Visit the University of Tennessee's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for details and application information.

Since 2004, the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program (or HOPE Scholarship) has been great resource for eligible students and can be combined with other scholarships and financial aid. For more information on the HOPE Scholarship and other forms of financial assistance, visit the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation web site.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Why an Environmental Biology Degree?
The field of Environmental Biology is very broad. It can encompass areas such as training dolphins for the military to studying the oldest life forms on earth in Australia. Most commonly it is associated with those working on environmental remediation and rehabilitation. Different schools will have different majors that fit into this category as well. Your major may be in environmental biology, marine science, zoology, ecology, etc. Most schools covered in this article have majors entitled Environmental Biology, but not all, due to the broad nature of the major.

Finance Degree vs Accounting Degree
First things first. What is the primary difference between a finance degree and an accounting degree? Well, this is a complicated question. The exact differences may vary from school to school, as schools can offer different specific curricula and different degrees for similar programs. The meaning of a finance degree from one university may not match the meaning of a finance degree from another, and the same applies to an accounting degrees. Some schools may not even offer finance degrees or accounting degrees, as they may lump everything in the subjects together into a single degree program under a single term.

But, that said, there is a general definition of finance and accounting that can be used to talk about the 2 subjects when thinking about the issue of "finance degree vs accounting degree". The difference, in other words, is pretty much that finance is about actually shifting or manipulating money, while accounting is about tracking those kinds of manipulations.

History and nature[edit]
The degree is currently awarded in institutions in Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, China, Egypt, Fiji, Ghana, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe.[2]

Historically, Bachelor of Medicine was also the primary medical degree conferred by institutions in the United States and Canada, such as University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, University of Toronto, University of Maryland, and Columbia. Several early North American medical schools were (for the most part) founded by physicians and surgeons who had trained in England and Scotland. University medical education in England culminated with the Bachelor of Medicine qualification and in Scotland the Doctor of Medicine. In the mid-19th century the public bodies that regulated medical practice required practitioners in Scotland and England to hold the dual Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees. Throughout the 19th century, North American medical schools switched to the tradition of the ancient universities of Scotland and began conferring Doctor of Medicine rather than Bachelor of Medicine. The first institution to make such a switch was King's College (now Columbia University) in New York.[3]

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Winter School for Diplomatic Protocol and Business Etiquette 27 – 29 January 2017, Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo

Participants eligible to apply:
All participants or candidates that #NEED #NO #VISA TO #ENTER to the Republic of Kosovo are eligible to apply at: Winter School for Protocol and Etiquette

#Application for #participation:
All interested participants interested to take part in this simulation, must send their CVs and Motivation Letter to:, +38649580344 by 23rd January, 2017, at 23:59h.

Academy for #Protocol and #Diplomacy has the immense pleasure of inviting you to participate in the event: 1st edition of the “Winter School for Protocol and etiquette”. This course of diplomatic protocol and etiquette offered by #best #experts of the fields from the region, provides a unique opportunity for university and college students, young professionals and young leaders to study the history, role, structure, competences and activities of protocol.
Through these simulations-practices, students gain a better and clearer understanding of the capabilities and constraints that shape the policies of protocol in determining matters of Mutual understandings and best diplomatic, business and security relations among partners. Apart from dealing with a prepared agenda, students grapple with a contemporary crisis to be revealed at the Model.

More students are taking an interest in aerospace engineering than in the past, according to University enrollment rates provided by the Department of Aerospace Engineering.
Last spring marked the eighth consecutive year that University’s engineering school saw an increase in graduates. Enrollment at the school has been trending upward over the past couple of years, according to enrollment records.
Just this fall, the Department of Aerospace Engineering saw the highest freshman enrollment within the last eight years. According to the enrollment records, 74 new students have decided to study aerospace engineering this fall, compared to 51 students in 2015 — a 45 percent increase. Zhi Jian Wang, chair of the aerospace engineering department, said the increase is influenced by the strong presence of the aircraft industry in Kansas.
University administrators say the trend is due to increased recruitment efforts across the state and improved facilities.
Aerospace engineering department chairs say that one factor of the increase is the addition of LEEP 2, a brand new lab for the College of Engineering that opened in the fall of 2015. Several students visited LEEP 2 on campus visits last year, right after it opened.
“Aerospace engineering at KU is the best in the College of Engineering,” Wang said. “The reputation of our department is helping recruit students.”

Boston University, a nonsectarian, private research university established in 1839, enrolls about 33,000 students across 18 colleges and schools. Boston University, one of the largest independent, non-profit universities in the United States, boasts more than 250,000 alumni worldwide. Boston University operates one of the strongest private research programs in the United States.

The university offers a variety of bachelor, master, doctoral, and professional degrees. Boston University offers a host of online undergraduate courses, as well as a variety of online degree programs such as an online bachelor’s degree completion program; nine master’s degree programs, including management, taxation law, and art education; and doctoral programs in music education and occupational therapy. The university also offers more than a dozen certificate programs.

Boston University’s online students have access to a variety of services, including library resources, career services, and tutoring.

Boston University is part of the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, list of Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Boston University tied for #39 among National Universities in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges in National Universities. The magazine also ranks Boston University #41 among Best Business Schools.

Last week, former Secretary of Education and US Senator Lamar Alexander wrote in the Wall Street Journal that a college degree is both affordable and an excellent investment. He repeated the usual talking point about how a college degree increases lifetime earnings by a million dollars, “on average.” That part about averages is perhaps the most important part, since all college degrees are certainly not created equal. In fact, once we start to look at the details, we find that a degree may not be the great deal many higher-education boosters seem to think it is.

In my home state of Minnesota, for example, the cost of obtaining a four-year degree at the University of Minnesota for a resident of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Manitoba, or Wisconsin is $100,720 (including room and board and miscellaneous fees). For private schools in Minnesota such as St. Olaf, however, the situation is even worse. A four-year degree at this institution will cost $210,920.

This cost compares to an average starting salary for 2014 college graduates of $48,707. However, like GDP numbers this number is misleading because it is an average of all individuals who obtained a four-year degree in any academic field. Regarding the average student loan debt of an individual who graduated in 2013, about 70 percent of these graduates left college with an average student loan debt of $28,400. This entails the average student starting to pay back these loans six months after graduation or upon leaving school without a degree. The reality of this situation is that assuming a student loan interest rate of 6.8 percent and a ten-year repayment period, the average student will be paying $326.83 every month for 120 months or a cumulative total re-payment of $39,219.28. Depending upon a student’s job, this amount can be a substantial monthly financial burden for the average graduate.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Early history of Yale College[edit]

Official seal used by the College and the University
Yale traces its beginnings to "An Act for Liberty to Erect a Collegiate School," passed by the General Court of the Colony of Connecticut on October 9, 1701, while meeting in New Haven. The Act was an effort to create an institution to train ministers and lay leadership for Connecticut. Soon thereafter, a group of ten Congregationalist ministers: Samuel Andrew, Thomas Buckingham, Israel Chauncy, Samuel Mather, Rev. James Noyes II (son of James Noyes), James Pierpont, Abraham Pierson, Noadiah Russell, Joseph Webb and Timothy Woodbridge, all alumni of Harvard, met in the study of Reverend Samuel Russell in Branford, Connecticut, to pool their books to form the school's library.[14] The group, led by James Pierpont, is now known as "The Founders".[15]

Originally known as the "Collegiate School," the institution opened in the home of its first rector, Abraham Pierson,[16] in Killingworth (now Clinton). The school moved to Saybrook, and then Wethersfield. In 1716 the college moved to New Haven, Connecticut.

Meanwhile, there was a rift forming at Harvard between its sixth president Increase Mather and the rest of the Harvard clergy, whom Mather viewed as increasingly liberal, ecclesiastically lax, and overly broad in Church polity. The feud caused the Mathers to champion the success of the Collegiate School in the hope that it would maintain the Puritan religious orthodoxy in a way that Harvard had not.[17]

Naming and development[edit]

Home (UK) and EU students
I feel very fortunate that I have faced no financial difficulties whatsoever at Oxford. This is entirely due to the extremely generous bursary support, which means I can focus on my studies (and hobbies) without financial anxiety.
If you are a Home (UK) or EU student undertaking your first undergraduate degree, the tuition fee for 2017 will be £9,250.

UK and EU students can access a loan from the UK government for the full amount of your tuition fee and do not need to pay any fees upfront. The UK government has recently confirmed that EU students starting in the 2017/18 academic year will continue to be eligible for student loans for the duration of their course.

If you are from Wales, you may also be eligible to receive a partial tuition fee grant, however the Welsh Assembly have not yet confirmed the 2017 funding arrangements.

If you wish to pay your own tuition fees upfront rather than accessing a loan, further information on the arrangements for this can be found in our Payments and Refunds and Fee Liability pages.

Previous study
If you are a Home (UK) or EU student who has already completed a previous undergraduate programme of study you will be classed as an Equivalent or Lower Qualification (ELQ) student. Your tuition fee for 2017 will be £9,250, and you will not be eligible for any financial support from Oxford or the UK government. If you did not complete your course, you might not receive funding for the full length of your studies at Oxford.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Petro Jacyk Educational Foundation and the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at University of Toronto are accepting applications for the Petro Jacyk Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society for the 2017-2018 academic year. Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Two types of fellowships will be awarded: Petro Jacyk Postdoctoral Fellowship and Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program.

The objective of the Postdoctoral Fellowship is to support annually one of the most promising junior scholars studying contemporary Ukraine and thereby to advance academic understanding of Ukrainian politics, culture, and society.


Petro Jacyk Postdoctoral Fellowship

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Mechanical engineering encompasses a dynamic field of knowledge with lifelong learning opportunities.Financial aid and scholarly recognition for undergraduate and graduate students is available through the various scholarships listed below. Deadlines and other terms and conditions vary, so please review the list carefully before applying to make sure you meet eligibility requirements for one or more scholarship.A scholarship is considered by ASME to be a grant made to a student to enable or assist the student in pursuing an educational program in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology at the undergraduate or graduate level. [from ASME Society Policy P-13.5]

Benjamin Franklin Fellowship 2017

Benjamin Franklin Fellowship 2017 
The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Summer Institute

The application season for the 2017 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Summer Institutes in the United States is now open.  Please email your completed application form to the U.S. Embassy in Tirana by February 15, 2017.
Applications should be emailed to 
The 2017 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Summer Institute will last four-weeks, from June to July, 2017 at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  The goals of the Institute are:
  •  to develop a commitment to transatlantic cooperation;
  •  to foster relationships between American and European youth from different ethnic, religious, and national groups;
  • to promote mutual understanding between the United States and Europe;
  • to develop a cadre of youth leaders who will share their knowledge and skills with their peers through positive action.
The four-week Institute will accommodate up to 55 Fellows total, ages 16 to 18. The Institute will host 45 European students and 10 Americans.  Institute activities include discussion of global issues of common interest, leadership and media training, collaborative project development, community service, educational travel, and plans for follow-on activities.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Everyone knows a huge benefit of studying abroad is the opportunity to learn another language. But what if that's not really your end goal? What if you're dying to get abroad and experience another culture, but you really need to take classes in your major? Not to mention a lot of subjects have terminology that is pretty specialized, which can make some classes hard to grasp even if you do have some knowledge of another language!

With English as the most common second language in the world, it just makes sense to offer courses in it.
Thankfully, English is the common language at a lot of universities around the world. Many schools really want to attract international students, but it would be difficult for a school in, say, Germany to offer tons of classes conducted in Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, French... you get the idea. With English as the most common second language in the world, it just makes sense to offer courses in it.

That being said, there are tons and tons of universities that offer a huge array of English-taught courses, but the following are some of the best. They've got some of the largest selections of classes, the best reputations, the most diverse student bodies (and faculties), and are located in some of the most dynamic cities, beautiful landscapes, and central locations across the globe.

1. Maastricht University, Netherlands

Most of the programs at Maastricht University (undergraduate and postgraduate!) are taught in English. In fact, it was one of the earlier international universities to adopt an English-dominant curriculum.