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Does University ranking matters?

Before we go in-depth to the discussion, it is important to know what the different University ranking measures. Each ranking organisation measures institutions in different ways, using different criteria, and different weightings of similar criteria. 1. QS World Ranking of Universities: this ranking organisation uses a consistent methodological framework, compiled using six simple metrics that…

How can I fund my overseas studies?

One of the common reasons I hear as to why a student will decline offers from very renowned Universities is related to COST. Such circumstances are unfortunate, but we have to be open to the fact the an international education can be a heavy investment thus parents and students alike are required to know how…

From a T to a Pi: A lesson on learning and career development

Photo courtesy of Coursera Mindshift Recently, I took up a free MOOC Class called Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential by Barb Oakley and Terry Sejnowski, professors from by McMaster University in Coursera. If you are unfamiliar to the term, a MOOC is short for Massive Open Online Course, a course of study…