UMD: A Globally Connected University


'Challenger' Universities

Analysis seeks to identify universities that will challenge the global status quo in higher education. 

After the Abductions in Afghanistan

Kidnapping of two faculty members at the American University of Afghanistan renews attention on the risks. 

English Learning Platform in China Raises $100m

China-based VIPKID, a platform connecting Chinese children with English teachers for one-to-one online language lessons, has raised $100m. 

The Next Revolution has Begun

It is beyond any doubt that modern economies need an educated work force. 

Clear Link Found between Warming Climate and Rise in Ocean-Bourne Bacterial Illnesses

A UMD-led, international study shows that there has been a clear correlation between warming of North Atlantic waters, increasing numbers of Vibrio bacteria.

Concern Over NI HE’s Post-Brexit Future Runs High

High levels of deprivation and low labour productivity could amplify the impact of Brexit in NI, Heenan said. 

Smith Researchers: Zika Exposes IT Gaps

Incidents like the Zika crisis bring the issue to the forefront, says Ritu Agarwal, Robert H. Smith Dean's Chair of IS.

How Britain’s Brexit Could Benefit Universities Elsewhere

A new survey suggests that prospective international students are already reconsidering whether to study in Britain. 

Virtual University of Uganda ‘Changing Mindsets’

Sub-Saharan Africa’s first online university will help other institutions in the region to embrace technology. 

The Variables Governing the ‘Rise and Fall of Nations’

The method that Sharma follows in his economic forecasting makes for an entertaining read.