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How education helps improve people’s lives

May 19, 2012 by app2usadvisor  
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Swami Vivekanada of said a century ago, “Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man”. The manifestation of the perfection is the key here; else the perfection remains latent and does not help improve lives.

With an increasing trend towards knowledge based economies worldwide, education is the main [...]

Public Ivy League Universities

January 30, 2012 by app2usadvisor  
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About original Ivy League Universities, read this first. Public Ivies are a set of 8 universities known for academic excellence. In 1985 author Richard Moll coined the term “Public Ivies” in his book The Public Ivies: America’s Flagship Undergraduate Colleges. At that time, Moll identified eight universities as public [...]

10 bad reasons for trying to study in the US

January 2, 2012 by app2usadvisor  
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1. Getting a job in the US after the degree
For most of you this is the reason for thinking of USA as a place to study. So what is wrong with this goal, don’t we all study to benefit from it somehow? While most international students do end up [...]

First PhD program in stem cell science at Stanford

May 18, 2011 by app2usadvisor  
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[Based on an article by BY Christopher Vaughn, April 28, 2011]

Last month, Stanford University decided to create the first PhD program in the world in stem cell science dedicated to regenerative medicine. The new doctoral program in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine is also the first interdisciplinary doctoral [...]

10 factors that make US a preferred destination for education

June 23, 2010 by app2usadvisor  
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1. Most of the top hundred universities are in USA
2. US Universities have star professors in most of the fields.
3. Highest number of Nobel Laureates work at US universities
4. US universities have a lot of funding opportunities
5. It is much convenient to adjust to a new country where English [...]

2009 Nobel Prize winners and US Universities

October 27, 2009 by app2usadvisor  
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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2009 was awarded to Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak “for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase”. Elizabeth H. Blackburn is a Professor of Biology and Physiology in the Department of Biochemistry and [...]

Conditional admission offers and prerequisite courses

April 24, 2009 by app2usadvisor  
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It is not very uncommon to receive admission offers that mention some academic conditions. The conditions either relate to proficiency in English or lack of academic preparation. A student may be asked to take TOEFL test again or clear some other English speaking test. If you have other admission offers then [...]

MS in US

April 16, 2009 by app2usadvisor  
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An economic recession, shrinking job markets and horror stories of financial mess. It is natural to ask, does it make financial sense to study for an MS in US? The answer depends on your reason to pursue higher education from USA. If you wish to pursue a research based degree from [...]

Do not register for too many courses

September 8, 2008 by app2usadvisor  
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At US Universities with semester system, the minimum course load for the undergraduate students is four courses and for the graduate students it is three courses. MBA students are on a fixed schedule and do not have to worry about this.

It is easy to get tempted to register for more courses [...]

Semester and Quarter systems at US Universities

May 26, 2008 by app2usadvisor  
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Many US Universities like MIT have 2 long semesters, Fall and Spring and one shorter semester in Summer. In these Universities most courses are offered in the two long semesters. Students typically do research or take paid internship on a full-time basis during the Summer semester. Legally international students have to [...]

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