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Biomedical innovations can work with traditional methods like x-rays to guide doctors’ decisions. Reuters/Adriane Ohanesian

Africa needs to start creating its own medical technology. Here’s how

African countries need to start producing and developing their own medical devices. Suitably skilled biomedical engineers are needed for this sort of innovation to take root.
Embarking on the path to a PhD is a scary business. Shutterstock

Want to do your PhD in Africa? Here’s what you need to know

Many people are left floundering when they try to get working on their PhDs. In Africa, this is often because the skills they need haven't been developed earlier in their academic careers.
‘Beginning and Ending’, a sculpture by David Hlongwane, stands at the entrance to the University of the Western Cape. University of the Western Cape media office

There’s a new mood of determination in Africa’s universities

More and more African universities are realigning themselves to tackle their countries' societal and economic problems.
All dressed up with nowhere to go? Joe Hall

STEM postdoc researchers are highly trained, but for what?

The STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics supposedly suffer from a shortage of graduates. Conventional wisdom says there’s no one for employers to hire for science and engineering…
Breaking the bank. Piggy bank image via Shutterstock

New breed of postgraduate loans could help plug PhD gap

Following the resounding silence on postgraduate funding in the 2010 Browne Review of Higher Education, the government has had difficulty working out what to do about it. Without access to funding, postgraduate…
Give me a white coat any day. UCL Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Is postgraduate study still just for the elite?

The funding climate for the public sector in England has been as inclement as the actual weather recently. So the government’s recent allocation of £50m to bring down the barriers for entry into postgraduate…

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