Psychology & Psychiatry

Olympian's exit spotlights pressure on athletes

Many were shocked by U.S. gymnast Simone Biles' decision this week to withdraw from a premier event at the Tokyo Olympics to focus on mental health, a reaction that could be rooted in sometimes-unrealistic expectations society ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Imposter syndrome is common among high achievers in med school

Imposter syndrome is a considerable mental health challenge to many throughout higher education. It is often associated with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and self-sabotage and other traits. Researchers at the Sidney ...

Medical economics

New technology could increase health inequities

New technology is good for patients and the healthcare system. But it could also expand the already significant health disparities in Norway and other countries.

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Higher education

N.B. Tertiary education as a concept in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland includes both further education as well as higher education. For information about further education look under that term. For other countries, tertiary education is synonymous with higher education.

Higher education refers to a level of education that is provided by universities, vocational universities, community colleges, liberal arts colleges, institutes of technology and other collegiate level institutions, such as vocational schools, trade schools and career colleges, that award academic degrees or professional certifications.

Since 1950, Article 2 of the first Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights obliges all signatory parties to guarantee the right to education. At the world level, the United Nations' International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of 1966, guarantees this right under its Article 13, which states that "higher education shall be made equally accessible to all, on the basis of capacity, by every appropriate means, and in particular by the progressive introduction of free education".

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