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U.S. Senate bill aims to make sure federal scientists aren’t ‘muzzled’

U.S. Senate bill aims to make sure federal scientists aren’t ‘muzzled’ | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Democrats propose strengthening scientific integrity policies adopted by Obama administration.

Congressional Democrats are rallying behind a bill to protect federal scientists from attempts to interfere with scientific discourse and dissemination of research results. (...) - Science, by Jeffrey Mervis, Feb 8 2017

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Corruption: Good governance powers innovation

Corruption: Good governance powers innovation | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Corruption is a barrier to innovation, warns Alina Mungiu-Pippidi. Greater scrutiny of public spending is needed if science and technology are to fulfil their potential. (...) - Nature, by Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, 18 February 2015

 

 

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White House plan could change relationship between government and higher education

New Higher Ed Federalism

President Obama’s proposal to make community college free could rearrange the relationship between the federal government, states and colleges. (...) - @insidehighered, by Ry Rivard, January 12, 2015

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États-Unis : Barack Obama veut consacrer un milliard de dollars à la création de 15 instituts d'innovation industrielle

L'administration des États-Unis annonce jeudi 9 mai 2013 le lancement d'un appel d'offres pour créer trois nouveaux instituts d'innovation industriels « avec un investissement fédéral de 200 millions de dollars (154 millions d'euros) par le biais de cinq agences fédérales – défense, énergie, commerce, Nasa et NSF ». Cette annonce, faite par le président Barack Obama dans son discours sur l'État de l'Union, doit « mettre à profit le succès initial d'un institut pilote » basé à Youngstown dans l'Ohio. « Le président continuera à appeler le Congrès à adopter sa proposition d'investissement ponctuel d'un milliard de dollars (771 millions d'euros) pour créer un réseau de quinze instituts d'innovation industriels à travers le pays », précise la Maison Blanche. (...) - AEF, par Anne Roy, 14/05/2013

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USA: Obama plays scientific favourites

USA: Obama plays scientific favourites | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Some science agencies fare well in US president’s budget request, but proposal will meet stiff resistance.

US President Barack Obama released a budget plan on 10 April for fiscal year 2014 that proposes US$143 billion for research and development across the federal government, an increase of about 1% above 2012 levels. (...) Nature, by Lauren Morello, Natasha Gilbert, Beth Mole... 11 April 2013

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Obama's higher education views

As a back-up to President Obama's State of the Union speech, the White House has released The President's Plan for a Strong Middle Class and a Strong America. A much commented-on sentence in a section with the challenging title Holding colleges accountable for cost, value and quality reads: (...)  - blog Changing Higher Education, by Lloyd Armstrong, February 15, 2013

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Obama's accreditation proposals surprise higher education

President Barack Obama didn't mention accreditation in his State of the Union address last Tuesday. But in a supplemental document released after the speech, the president made it clear that he is seeking major changes in the accountability system for higher education, writes Eric Kelderman for The Chronicle of Higher Education. (...) - University World News, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 16 February 2013, Issue No:259

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Les universités ont grandement contribué à la réélection de Barack Obama

Les universités ont grandement contribué à la réélection de Barack Obama | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Barack Obama est désormais assuré d'être le président des Etats-Unis pour un nouveau mandat de quatre ans. Le candidat démocrate a pu faire la différence, face à Mitt Romney, notamment grâce à l'aide financière de plusieurs établissements universitaires américains ! (...) - par Julien Pompey, Orientations, 7/11/2012

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Budget 2017: Mandatory spending dims prospects for Obama’s budget

Budget 2017: Mandatory spending dims prospects for Obama’s budget | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Republicans oppose president’s attempt to sidestep caps in budget agreement.


President Barack Obama and the Republican-led Congress reached an agreement last December on a 2-year spending plan that was supposed to lead to a temporary truce in the annual federal budget wars. But this week Obama broke that truce, at least in the eyes of most Republicans, with a 2017 budget request that aims to use revenue not covered by that agreement to boost the budgets of several research agencies. The fiscal legerdemain is likely to trigger even more of a partisan standoff with Congress and darken an already cloudy picture for U.S. researchers who rely on federal funding. (...) - Science, by Jeffrey Mervis, Feb. 11, 2016

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[USA] Budget proposal includes increase in research funding

[USA] Budget proposal includes increase in research funding | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Replenishing Research

 

WASHINGTON -- Science and research advocates welcomed President Obama's 2016 budget proposal Monday, which would give the National Science Foundation a "vigorous, healthy budget," according to its director.

Overall, the president’s budget would increase federal spending on research and development by 5.5 percent across a series of agencies.

(...) - @insidehighered, by Kaithlin Mulhere, February 3, 2015

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House Panel Questions Obama's Plan to Reorganize Science Education

House Panel Questions Obama's Plan to Reorganize Science Education | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Democrats and Republicans on the House of Representatives science committee agreed yesterday that the federal government needs to take a more coordinated approach to improving science education. But that's about the only aspect of the Obama administration's proposed reorganization of 226 programs at a dozen agencies that they liked. (...) - ScienceInsider, by Jeffrey Mervis on 5 June 2013

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USA: Federal Researchers Welcome Rollback of Financial Disclosure Rule

President Barack Obama signed a law yesterday that eliminates a requirement that many high-level government employees' financial holdings be posted online in a public database. This revision of the so-called STOCK Act brought relief to researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, who called the requirement an invasion of privacy and warned that it would drive researchers to leave the government. (...)  - ScienceInsider, by Jocelyn Kaiser on 16 April 2013

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New Science Body to Advise European Commission President

New Science Body to Advise European Commission President | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The European Commission has set up a science advisory body that will report directly to its president, José Manuel Barroso.

 

The Science and Technology Advisory Council will identify areas where research and innovation can contribute to Europe's growth—with a particular focus on benefits and risks of science and technology advances and how to communicate these. The group, similar to one advising President Barack Obama in the United States, held its first meeting in Brussels today. It is made up of 15 members drawn mostly from academia, including Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber, an influential climate scientist from Germany; French mathematician Cédric Villani, who was a Fields medalist in 2010; and Israeli crystallographer Ada Yonath, who received the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2009. (...) - ScienceInsider, by Tania Rabesandratana, With Reporting by Kai Kupferschmidt on 27 February 2013

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Project Seeks to Build Map of Human Brain

Project Seeks to Build Map of Human Brain | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The Obama administration is planning a decade-long scientific effort to examine the workings of the human brain and build a comprehensive map of its activity, seeking to do for the brain what the Human Genome Project did for genetics.(...) - The New York Times, by JOHN MARKOFF, February 17, 2013

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Aux USA, les universités au coeur de la présidentielle

Aux USA, les universités au coeur de la présidentielle | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Les trois grands débats Obama Romney pour la présidentielle se sont tenus dans des universités privées, qui en tirent un gros bénéfice de publicité. (...) - Nouvel Obs, par Patrick Fauconnier, 07/11/2012

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