Tuesday, June 12, 2012

GMAT Preparation Blogs

I have compiled a list of interesting blogs that a gmat test taker has to visit.

Blogs that provide a overall overview on what is the GMAT, the changing trends in the GMAT, the new format next gen GMAT and information on Business schools et al.

There are blogs that focus specifically on the nuts and bolts of the gmat preparation process. They do not pontificate on strategy and other global gyan. Instead they focus on just questions, answers, discussions around the explanation to the questions - be it quant or verbal or the integrated reasoning section introduced in the New Format GMAT.

The comprehensive list of GMAT Blogs that are worth following.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Best US Schools for Medicine

Some of the best schools for medicine are in the US.

The list includes Harvard Medicine, Johns Hopkins, Duke University School of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine. The sheer width of programs, degrees and research opportunities offered by the top 25 schools of medicine in the USA makes these schools some of the most sought after places to pursue higher education or research in the medical field.

A list of the leading medical schools including the ones mentioned above is available by following this link.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Colleges, Universities in Hungary

One of the key things to remember about the demographics of Hungary while understanding the education system in the country is the fact that the population of the country has been moving down over years.

Hence, the number of enrollments to various levels of school and college programs show very large deviations.

Higher education is broadly categorized as education in colleges and education in universities. While college education offers 4 year programs, university education is a usually 4 to 6 year program. Ph.Ds are offered by the universities and take upwards of 3 years from the time of enrollment.

Here is a list of colleges, universities in Hungary for higher education.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Colleges, Universities, Higher Education in Finland

The structure of higher education in Finland is Binary.

1. The profession-oriented polytechnics or higher vocational schools or ammattikorkeakoulu
2. The research-oriented universities.The universities award licentiates and doctorates. University graduates are allowed to get a post graduate degree.

There are 20 universities in Finland and 30 polytechnics in this Nordic Country.

A candidate's score in both the National Matriculation examination, the equivalent of the board exam in many parts of the world, and scores in entrance exams are taken as selection criteria for admitting a student to one of these tertiary education program in Finland. As of writing this blog, Finland universities and polytechnics do not charge a fee. This could change for students outside the European Union if the present government has its way on this issue.

A student after completing a Bachelors degree can do a Masters degree. After the Masters degree there are two levels of post graduation : Intermediate Post Graduate leading to a licentiate degree and the Doctoral degree leading to either a Ph.D or the Doctor of Science.

Click on the link for a list of leading colleges, universities of higher education in Finland

In 2008, Finland tied with Denmark, Australia, and New Zealand for the highest postion on education index published by UN's Human Development Index.

The restructuring of the education system in Finland is likely to result in mergers of many of these universities and polytechnics resulting in far fewer institutions of tertiary learning in this country in the next decade.