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Brainy Celebrities: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
It’s all too easy to assume that because someone works as a model, an actor, a musician, or a sportsperson that perhaps they are not the cleverest people in the world. And indeed, there is no shortage of evidence for anyone who wanted to prove that celebrities are capable of saying some less than profoundly intelligent things. But this by no means applies to all of our famous friends – some of whom can be pretty surprising in their intelligence. So without further ado, here’s our list of brainy celebs...
University of Hong Kong and National University of Singapore Compared
Choosing between the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) can be difficult. They’re both comprehensive universities teaching a wide range of subjects, they’re both based in Asian Tiger economies and most significantly, they are two of the world’s most prestigious universities.
We compare the two academically and in terms of the support they offer international students to help you make a start. But remember, this is no substitute for in-depth research of your own!
A Student’s Guide to London
Dominika Jankowska, originally from Gdynia in Poland, is a law student at Queen Mary University of London. She shares what she loves about studying in the UK capital.
Careers in Mechanical Engineering
What can you do with a degree in mechanical engineering? Lots! Here are five ideas...
Romanian student Rodica Timotin is the recipient of the 2012 Scholarship for Women in Finance, offered by Duisenberg School of Finance in partnership with QS. She shares how it felt to be accepted, her thoughts on gender imbalance in finance, and why she can’t imagine a better location for her MSc.
Romanian student Valeria Burdea was the winner of the 2012 QS Scholarship for Central and Eastern European Women. She shares how she’s getting on with her chosen program, her ambitions for the future, and some advice for other scholarship applicants.
Preparing to take the GRE revised General Test? Or maybe you just keep hearing it mentioned when people talk about graduate and business school admissions?
Get some quick answers to the most commonly asked questions about the GRE…
Student’s guide to Singapore
Studying in Cologne
Meytal Sandler, from Israel, is working towards a PhD at the University of Cologne’s department of linguistics, where she started studying in 2005. She recalls her motivations for studying in Germany, her first impressions of Cologne and the university – and explains why she’d recommend all of the above!
Oxford or Cambridge?
Struggling to choose between Oxford and Cambridge? Find out how these two historic rivals compare in rankings, subject reputations, lifestyle and location – and get some advice on how to choose and apply from a distance.
Young High-Ranking Universities: Recipes for Success
Meet some of the youngest universities in the QS World University Rankings, and find out how they’ve managed to reach the top tier so quickly.
Civil Engineering Degrees: Graduate
Why complete a graduate-level degree in civil engineering? Well for one thing, research suggests that those with higher levels of education in the field tend to earn more than those with just a bachelor’s degree.
The first ever QS World University Ranking for Chemistry is topped by Harvard, whose dominance in this case is largely down to the prestige attached to it by employers, as well as its academic reputation
At the summit of the first ever World University Rankings for Mathematics Harvard continues its dominance of the natural sciences, coming up trumps by virtue of the high regard in which it is held by employers
Physics is one of the core scientific disciplines and over the course of history has been fundamental to our understanding of the universe: from Galileo to Isaac Newton to Einstein to Steven Hawkins
Why is it that a few universities are successfully attracting employers to hire their arts and humanities graduates while others lag behind?
Danny Byrne takes a closer look at the results of the first ever QS World University Ranking® for Chemical Engineering.
Danny Byrne takes a closer look at the results of the first ever QS World University Ranking® for Computer Science and Information Systems
Danny Byrne takes a closer look at the results of the first ever QS World University Ranking® for Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering
With the going rate for a masters degree and living expenses often as high as £25,000, it's no surprise that students find themselves searching for new and creative ways of funding a masters program.
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