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Cutting Out the Middlemen: Do Professors Need Universities Anymore?

Cutting Out the Middlemen: Do Professors Need Universities Anymore? | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
In the business of higher education, universities are standing in the way of professors and profits.
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A  future scenario in which professors become incentivised to cut out the university middleman and take the dough themselves. Interesting...

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UK to open up access to research

UK to open up access to research | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales is to help the UK government make the academic research it funds freely available to all...

 

The decision will have major implications for the publishing industry.

Firms currently charge access to peer-reviewed papers covered in journals.

Science Minister David Willetts outlined details of the plan in an article in the Guardian newspaper ahead of a speech to the Publishers Association.

He noted that the state currently spent about £5bn a year funding university studies.

 

"Giving people the right to roam freely over publicly funded research will usher in a new era of academic discovery and collaboration, and will put the UK at the forefront of academic research," he said.

 

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New year, new academic job: education opportunities in the far east

New year, new academic job: education opportunities in the far east | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
As the global economy turns eastward, academics are seeking new challenges in Asian universities hungry for their talent
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Mmmmm. Sounds interesting.

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