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Best universities in the world for learning to code

Best universities in the world for learning to code

The universities with the best computer programmers are not the big names you might expect.

After a worldwide coding competition, HackerRank has produced a ranking of the 50 universities or schools producing the best coders in the world – and the results are surprising.

The top three institutions for coding are in Russia, China and Vietnam, while the top US university – the University of California, Berkeley – comes in fourth.

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Brexit not (yet) deterring European students from the UK

Brexit not (yet) deterring European students from the UK

Data from Student.com about student interest in the UK show demand remains healthy despite Brexit concerns

New data from a student accommodation marketplace show that even more European students are interested in coming to the UK this year, despite concerns that the prospect of Brexit would put them off.

Enquiries from European students into UK accommodation on Student.com tripled during September to December 2016 compared with the same period the previous year.

This increased demand is in line with similar increases in enquiries about elsewhere in the world, providing some evidence that the result of the European Union referendum in June 2016 is not discouraging EU students from looking into the UK as a study destination.

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The FT Global MBA Rankings 2017: top 50 colleges

The FT Global MBA Rankings 2017: top 50 colleges

Cambridge University’s first appearance in the top five represents significant progress for the school. The University of Cambridge has dislodged London Business School (LBS) as the highest-ranked UK institution in the Financial Times’ Global MBA Rankings.

Cambridge’s Judge Business School (CJBS) rose five places to fifth in the rankings, while LBS dropped three places to sixth. It is the first time that LBS has not been the UK’s top-ranked institution and it is Cambridge’s first appearance in the top five.

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Lessons for students from Obama’s presidency

Lessons for students from Obama’s presidency

Students can learn valuable lessons about strength of character and work ethic from the presidency of Barack Obama. As we approach the end of Barack Obama’s presidency, it will be high time for experts to begin evaluating the significance of his legacy. Many will discuss the hallmarks of his administration such as healthcare reform, the elimination of Osama bin Laden, and diplomacy with Cuba, weighing these achievements against the deficits and lost opportunities that critics associate with Obama’s handling of foreign policy and the economy. But I suspect not as much will be said about the gems we’ve gleaned from observing Obama’s character.

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Student Blog: The positives and negatives of studying at a small university in Paris, France

Student Blog: The positives and negatives of studying at a small university in Paris, France

The École Normale Supérieure (ENS) may be one of the smallest universities in France in terms of the number of students, but that’s precisely the reason why I wanted to attend. For me, it was the best opportunity to study in very good conditions. Indeed, a smaller number of staff implies that there is better training and facilities that allows students to blossom.

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Best universities in the United States 2017

Best universities in the United States 2017

Find the best universities in the United States through Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings data

1. California Institute of Technology

Relative to the tiny size of the student population, CalTech has an impressive number of successful graduates and affiliates, including 34 Nobel prizewinners, six Turing Award winners, five Fields Medalists and a number of national awards.

There are only 2,243 students at CalTech, and the primary campus in Pasadena, near Los Angeles, covers 124 acres. Almost all undergraduates live on campus.

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5 Life Hacks All New Graduates Should Know

5 Life Hacks All New Graduates Should Know

If Shakespeare had been a modern graduate, he may well have ruminated that “All the world’s a video game, and all the men and women merely players.” For many grads, entering the job market seems largely to consist of endless jumping through hoops, desperate scrabbles to collect money and dastardly battles with an unavoidable boss.

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The 9 Most Romantic Places to Study Abroad

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we thought we’d bring you a rundown of nine of the world’s most romantic places to study abroad! Whether you’re looking for love during your study abroad experience or just want a little romantic charm to fill the coming semesters, discover these nine romantic cities, all guaranteed to win your heart.

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Donald Trump Agrees to Pay $25 Million in Trump University Settlement

Donald Trump Agrees to Pay $25 Million in Trump University Settlement

Donald J. Trump has reversed course and agreed on Friday to pay $25 million to settle a series of lawsuits stemming from his defunct for-profit education venture, Trump University, finally putting to rest fraud allegations by former students, which have dogged him for years and hampered his presidential campaign.

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8 Myths About Solo Female Travel Debunked

8 Myths About Solo Female Travel Debunked

To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?

On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain. These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish.

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Great LGBT Events to Visit (Other than Pride)

Great LGBT Events to Visit (Other than Pride)

To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?

On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain. These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish.

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Malta: The Country of Half Neglected Buildings

Malta: The Country of Half Neglected Buildings

But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness.

No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure.

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