Eiffel Excellence Scholarship

Speaking of France, what first comes to your mind? Wine, cheese, baguette, Paris, perfume, Chanel? Wait, how about French education? France has one of the most prestigious higher education systems in the world. French institutions appear prominently in the Shanghai Classification of Universities, in the rankings of the Financial Times and Times Higher, and in the European Report on Science and Technologies published by the European Commission. Each year, France invests more than 20% of the government’s budget in education. France is also the fourth most popular destination for international st ...

Living abroad: The Japanese Iced Black Coffee.

Coming to live in Japan can bring you many surprises. The most fun ones you can have by trying new food and beverages. One of the most popular drinks in Japan among young-adults and adults is the ice-coffee. In the west, iced coffee is almost a taboo, and even in the east there aren’t many countries where people drink it. This is not talking about Frappes, or coffee-based iced drinks. What we are talking about is pure black iced coffee. There’s a way, called cold brew, to make cold coffee. This method takes about 12 hours and the idea of it isn’t to serve cold coffee, but to make the coffee fr ...

Super Global University Project

For a few years now, Japan has been trying to broaden its horizons and enlarge its international reach. The internationalisation of universities is a growing phenomenon, as it has become a necessity for higher education institutions to step out of their comfort zones and start going global. Eager to have Japanese universities reach a high level of globalization, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) suggested in May 2013 the Super Global Universities (SGU) project, in order to reform higher education in Japan to comply with the new global context. W ...

The Happiest! Ranking

QS Ranking, THE, Shanghai Ranking (ARWU)… You probably know all of them: rankings that analyses the greatest universities all over the world and organizes them in ranks based on diverse criteria, such as research and internationalization. These are probably the best rankings to use as a reference when searching for a renowned university. They have reliable researches about it and are deemed important even for the universities themselves, which do their best to reach the top. But, what about the welfare of the students that are in these universities? These people will become the best in their f ...

World Migration: new destinations ?

In 2005, 191 million people were considered international migrants. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in 2009 this number jumped to 214 million. If this growth doesn’t change, in 2050 international migrants numbers could be around 405 million people, according the “World Migration Report 2010”. International migration, once characterized by emerging countries nationals going to developed countries, has also seen a reverse trend as nationals from developed countries start to challenge themselves by migrating to developing countries. This latter migration ...

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Eiffel Excellence Scholarship

A must-know scholarship for those who want to undertake higher education in France

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Living abroad: The Japanese Iced Black Coffee.

Would you try drinking pure cold coffee?

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Super Global University Project

A project by MEXT has chosen 37 Japanese universities to make history as globalization leaders.

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The Happiest! Ranking

Another ranking for choosing your university.

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World Migration: new destinations ?

The recent evolution in migration patterns around the world