• CLOTHING
    Stanford University scientists make cool clothing

    Scientists from the Stanford University have engineered a low-cost plastic material that could result in clothing that cools the wearer, reducing the need for energy-consuming air conditioning in hot climates. The material works by allowing the body to discharge heat in two ways, making the wearer feel nearly four degrees Fahrenheit cooler. The research, carried […]

  • NEWS
    Explosion and gunfire reported at American University of Afghanistan in Kabul

    Image credit: University website An explosion was reported near the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul’s Darul Aman road on Wednesday, reported TOLO News. Local media sources said a gunbattle is underway at the scene. Unidentified assailants are believed to have infiltrated the university. Officials confirmed that dozens of people are still inside the premises. Students […]

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    The big news: Gunmen attack American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, and nine other top stories

    Image credit: Reuters A look at the headlines right now: Explosion and gunfire reported at American University of Afghanistan in Kabul: Officials said gunmen have infiltrated the institute, and several students and lecturers are trapped inside the premises. 6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Myanmar, tremors felt in West Bengal, Bihar and Assam: There are no reports of casualties yet, but […]

  • ALL DEALS
    Why University Spin Offs Need Engineers on the Founding Team

    Recently a team of graduate students came to me to talk about a company they were planning to start. They had an option to license a university invention that used would detect heavy metal ions in water. They had clearly researched the idea and had identified a market. They would sell sensors to companies required […]

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    University of Hyderabad VC hopeful of commencing classes from Saturday

    Student shout slogans outside the office of Smriti Irani during a protest in New Delhi, after a student was found dead at the Hyderabad University hostel. Photo: AFP Hyderabad: Research activity at the University of Hyderabad would commence from Friday, interim vice-chancellor Vipin Srivastava said on Thursday, even as he appealed to protesting students to […]

  • NEWS
    Ashoka University looks to raise Rs750 crore

    The university started operations from its permanent campus and aims to have 2,000 students and 150 faculty members by 2020. New Delhi: Ashoka University, India’s first liberal arts university, is looking to raise a total of Rs.750 crore from businessmen, non-resident Indians and corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds of companies, in one of the biggest […]

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    Apple’s Newest Courtroom Foe Is Patent-Savvy University

    As a veteran of the global smart phone wars, Apple is used to courtroom battles with fierce competitors such as Samsung and Nokia. This week, however, a federal jury returned a verdict against Apple in a lawsuit brought by a different kind of adversary: a public university. The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s licensing arm, the Wisconsin […]

  • NEWS
    Ratan Tata, University of California partner to fund start-ups in India

    Ratan Tata has made small investments ranging from Rs.10 crore in online market place Snapdeal to Rs.10 lakh in Zivame. Photo: Mint Bengaluru: RNT Associates, the privately held investment firm of Ratan Tata, and the chief investment officer’s office of the University of California have partnered to jointly fund start-ups and enterprises in India over […]