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The Curse of Credentialism

Credentialism, or degree inflation, as it is sometimes referred to, has been a growing problem globally for the better part of the last decade.  According to estimates from Harvard University, six million jobs will be affected by degree inflation and employers increasingly demand applicants have better qualifications than current employees performing the same role. The […]

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Why universities need to do something to arrest rising dropout rates

Dropout rates at the undergraduate level in US institutions have reached alarming levels. Data released by the National Centre for Education Statistics for the year 2015 paint a grim picture. Out of the first-time undergraduate students who enrol for full time bachelor’s degree courses of 4-years’ duration, only 59% had completed a bachelor’s degree after […]