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What comes after the lucky country

Citizens of the lucky country can no longer rely on good fortune for prosperity – they must rely on capabilities. This is the premise of a new Mitchell Institute report. “Today the question is not if we should seek to teach young ...

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Fare thee well, campus? Not for these universities

The world’s oldest universities weren’t just sites of learning. They were also civic, religious and social institutions. Without Oxford, Bologna and Al-Karueein we wouldn’t have modern-day ethics, or defences against bygone empires or the omniscient power of the medieval church. Universities were ...

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Free coffee for students comes at a price

Would you give major corporations your personal data in exchange for coffee? While this may not be an attractive proposition to the average adult, for many often money and sleep-deprived students, it is, so much so that Shiru (‘knowledge’ in ...

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