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UMBC, a global university model for supporting student achievement

Times Higher Education (THE) cites the University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a model for supporting student achievement by graduating more low-income and minority students in the sciences, referring to this strength as ‘the holy grail of academia.’

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UMBC Graduate School student Qianqian Song receives NASA research fellowship grant

Qianqian Song, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in Atmospheric Physics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), has just been awarded a three-year fellowship grant by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through the Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST).

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Top 5 things you need to know about our US partner universities

Learn about the top 5 things you need to know about our US partner universities and share them with your students!

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How UMBC’s graduate Innovation program empowers international students and working professionals

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s master’s program in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Leadership (EIL) empowers international students and working professionals by equipping them with practical and relevant skills that can be applied immediately on the job.

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Policies sought to boost international education in the U.S.

Associate Vice Provost for International Education David Di Maria shares with University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) the steps that have been undertaken to push forward their proposed initiatives for international students in the United States.

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NJIT ranks #1 in animation, Duquesne #22 in nursing, UMBC #82 in computer science

Three of EduCo’s partner universities in the United States – New Jersey Institute of Technology, Duquesne University and University of Maryland, Baltimore County – have climbed up the ranking scales once again. New Jersey Institute of Technology NJIT was ranked #1 among New Jersey institutions offering animation programs and #28 nationally in the 2019 Animation…

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UMBC Computer Engineering ranks #111 in 2019

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s Computer Engineering program is one of the highly-ranked engineering degrees from over 1,000 programs offered by U.S. institutions. Its engineering program was ranked #111 by the U.S. News & World Report in its 2019 rankings. In addition, the university’s computer science program was ranked #82. These awards reinforced the…

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UMBC scholarships available for computer science students

Financial services giant Morgan Stanley has committed $125,000 this year, renewable annually for up to four additional years, to support the two-pronged program of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Graduate School – the Data Science Scholarship Fund for master’s degree students in computer science and the research funding for the Center of Accelerated…

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Gearing up for management and leadership roles with a master’s degree in cybersecurity

University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s master’s degree programs in cybersecurity have been designed with the graduate professional in mind.  The Master of Professional Studies: Cybersecurity, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: Cybersecurity Strategy and Policy and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: Cybersecurity Operations have been tailored to prepare technical professionals involved with cybersecurity to fill management and leadership roles in cyber operations…

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UMBC’s I/O Psychology degree: Helping graduates develop relevant skills in today’s job market

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s graduate degree in Industrial/ Organisational Psychology has highlighted the need for companies to run smoothly, efficiently and effectively by developing professionals adept at monitoring and arresting potential issues concerning workplace behaviour. The Master of Professional Studies in Industrial/Organisational Psychology degree explore and integrate important topics including organisational behavioural management,…

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UMBC Graduate School welcomes 150 int’l students for Fall 2018, prepares for Spring 2019 intake

The Graduate School at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) officially welcomed 150 international students as part of the Retriever (adopted after the university mascot Chesapeake Retriever) family, in a series of activities held at the university campus followed by an off-campus familiarisation tour. At Welcome Week, international students were treated to various activities…

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Data Science opens students to many career opportunities

“The floodgates for data creation have been thrown wide open such that data in its various forms like numbers, pictures and text are now being created at a very fast rate. This is an opportunity for our students who may be working in companies that deal with large volumes of data to seize the various…

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Former EduCo manager brings int’l students to a worldclass grad school

Rayann Ibasco, a former EduCo regional manager handling international recruitment for North American universities, is now the new UMBC Graduate School International Recruitment manager. Ibasco immigrated to the United States last year and brings with him six years of experience working in the international education sector, most specifically in training recruitment agencies and facilitating the applications…

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UMBC in the spotlight: Academic excellence vis-à-vis sports savvy

Behavioural scientists are one in saying that there is a direct correlation between sports supremacy and academic achievement. Science Daily, an award-winning site for breaking news about the latest scientific discoveries, also reported a similar study done by a European university among secondary school students, with similar results. This was proven true by the University…

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UMBC recognised for innovation, teaching and value

University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s (UMBC) prominence as a public research university was once again affirmed by its recognition in college rankings. The 2018 U.S. News & World Report ranked UMBC 7th most innovative school and 13th best in undergraduate teaching. UMBC scored high in innovation metrics like research initiatives, technology facilities, curriculum design and…

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New pathway programs offered by NJIT, UMBC & DU

We are now offering graduate and undergraduate pathways through our partner institutions, namely New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT); University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC); and Duquesne University (DU). EduCo’s Senior Vice President for Global Recruitment and Marketing says, “International students have unique needs and face distinct challenges so it’s essential that we can support…

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UMBC maintains Best Value College ranking

UMBC was once again named by Kiplinger as a “Best Value College” for 2017— its eighth consecutive year to receive the award—putting UMBC on both Kiplinger’s Best Value Public University and Top 300 National Best Value University lists. The rankings are based on an institution’s affordability and academic quality. Meanwhile, UMBC’s Online Master’s Degree in…

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UMBC area top-ranked for tech jobs

In recent years, engineering, software, and IT jobs on the West coast have been declining due to excessive competition. This has led to the development of new tech clusters around the country. Baltimore—home of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)—ranks at #10 among the fastest-growing tech job markets in the U.S, according to ZipRecruiter.…

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International students welcomed to campus for fall 2017 semester

EduCo’s University of Maryland, Baltimore County representative, Paul Venghaus, was on hand recently to help greet our international students who commenced in late August at the institution: As the semester comes to a start here at UMBC, we are excited to welcome your students to the U.S. and to the historic town of Catonsville!  Orientation…

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Job opportunities abound for technology graduates in Baltimore

Job search website ZipRecruiter recently analysed the eight million technology jobs available in the United States. With this data they ranked the top 20 cities where the numbers of available technology jobs are growing the fastest. They found that in recent years, available engineering, software, and IT jobs on the west coast have been declining…

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