Higher Education and academic research
14.0K views | +5 today
Follow
Higher Education and academic research
Higher education and academic/non-profit research in the world
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Collectif PAPERA
Scoop.it!

España perdió 11.000 científicos desde el inicio de la crisis

España perdió 11.000 científicos desde el inicio de la crisis | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
El presupuesto para la ciencia en este país se ha reducido 39% desde 2010 y la falta de recursos comienza a alarmar a las instituciones. (...) - Telegrafo, 27 May 2015

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Collectif PAPERA
Scoop.it!

Opening up recruitment for researchers in Europe

Anybody trying to make a career in research will be only too aware of the long-term obstacles that lie ahead of them. Continual assessment and subjection to scrutiny have become prerequisites for sustaining any research career, be it through mandatory research assessment exercises or necessary applications for new grants and sources of funding.  (...) - University World News, by Diana Jane Beech, 06 February 2015 Issue No:353

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Collectif PAPERA
Scoop.it!

Recruiting university staff takes a lot of academic time

Recruiting university staff takes a lot of academic time | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Hundreds of hours are spent on each appointment, says Jonathan Wolff. But does anyone know a better way?

A friend who worked in a bank told me that academics are prized customers for credit card companies. Our tastes tend to be more expansive and expensive than we can finance with our income, but our salaries are highly reliable and we are not the sort of people to walk away from debts. Furthermore, part of our pension comes in a lump sum, so on retirement we can wipe the by then king-size slate clean. (...) - by Jonathan Wolf, The Guardian, 15 April 2014

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Collectif PAPERA
Scoop.it!

IBM mutiplie les cursus universitaires de « data scientists »

IBM mutiplie les cursus universitaires de « data scientists » | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Afin de palier le manque de compétences dans le big data, IBM lance des partenariats avec neuf nouvelles université via la mise en place de cursus dédiés.

Avec 2,5 trillions d’octets d’informations générés chaque jour par les terminaux mobiles et les réseaux sociaux, le big data deviens un enjeu stratégique, et son exploitation une priorité pour les grande entreprises, qui pourront en tirer des orientations marketing. Le Bureau of Labor américain prévoit une augmentation de 24 % de la demande de datas scientists dans les huit ans à venir. (...) - 01Business, par Guillaume Serrand, 19/08/2013

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Collectif PAPERA
Scoop.it!

Does the European Researchers Charter deserve its birthday cake?

Does the European Researchers Charter deserve its birthday cake? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

On the 3rd of March 2015, university heads from around Europe will gather in Brussels to celebrate the 10th birthdayof the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers . A decade after the charter’s launch, it boasts over 600 signatories. EuroScientist examines if anything has really changed for scientists since its introduction; and whether the charter has fulfilled its mission. The verdict is somewhat disappointing. This is especially true at a time where scientists need protection from precarious research positions and need better structured career paths. (...) - EuroScientist Webzine, by Fiona Dunlevy, 03/03/2015

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Collectif PAPERA
Scoop.it!

Australian budget hits science jobs

Australian budget hits science jobs | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Research-agency staff protest over slashed spending and concerns about country’s future research capability.

Joining together in vociferous chants of defiance, nearly a thousand scientists at Australia’s premier science agency protested across the country last week as it began to shed jobs in response to deep funding cuts.(...) - by Leigh Dayton, Nature, 01 july 2014

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Collectif PAPERA
Scoop.it!

How Academia Resembles a Drug Gang

How Academia Resembles a Drug Gang | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

In 2000, economist Steven Levitt and sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh published an article in the Quarterly Journal of Economics about the internal wage structure of a Chicago drug gang. This piece would later serve as a basis for a chapter in Levitt’s (and Dubner’s) best seller Freakonomics. The title of the chapter, “Why drug dealers still live with their moms”, was based on the finding that the income distribution within gangs was extremely skewed in favor  of those at the top, while the rank-and-file street sellers earned even less than employees in legitimate low-skilled activities, let’s say at McDonald’s. They calculated 3.30 dollars as the hourly rate, that is, well below a living wage (that’s why they still live with their moms). (....) - Blog of Alexandre Afonso, November 21, 2013

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Collectif PAPERA
Scoop.it!

University careers services should act more like recruitment agencies

University careers services should act more like recruitment agencies | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Career centres need to rethink their approach, says Zahir Irani, and provide a more personalised service that gets students jobs.

Many of you will have visited a university careers centre at some point, but most likely at a time when there were many more opportunities open to graduates and career paths were much more certain. These days, graduates struggle to find a job, let alone map out a career structure spanning a decade or more. (...) - by Zahir Irani, The Guardian, Wednesday 17 July 2013

more...
No comment yet.