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Des chercheurs de Montréal bloqués par le décret migratoire

Des chercheurs de Montréal bloqués par le décret migratoire | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Après quatre années passées à réaliser son doctorat en physique à l'Université McGill, la perspective de propulser sa carrière en allant serrer la main des plus grands experts du monde à la conférence de la Société américaine de physique en Louisiane, en mars, emballait Hossein Azizi. (...) - La Presse, par Nicolas Bérubé, 07/02/2017

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The ScienceInsider briefing: How Trump’s immigration order affects scientists

The ScienceInsider briefing: How Trump’s immigration order affects scientists | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Some can’t get into the country, others are afraid to leave, and some want to run for office (...) - Science, by Catherine Matacic, January 30, 2017

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How a dispute at Harvard led to a grad student’s forced mental exam and an extraordinary restraining order against a prominent scientist

How a dispute at Harvard led to a grad student’s forced mental exam and an extraordinary restraining order against a prominent scientist | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Judge orders researcher to stay 30.5 meters away from grad student, even in the laboratory (...) - Science, by Alison McCook, Jan 18, 2017

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Developing social science identities in interdisciplinary research and education

Developing social science identities in interdisciplinary research and education | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

While it is no longer uncommon for social scientists to be included in research groups tackling complex problems in the natural sciences, limited understanding of the different disciplinary areas within the social sciences remains a challenge. Eric Toman describes the approach social science faculties at his university have taken to address this and also outlines how graduate training programmes have been reshaped to balance interdisciplinary breadth with disciplinary depth, allowing students to develop a particular area of expertise while also providing first-hand experiences to help them function effectively within interdisciplinary teams. (...) - Impact of Social Sciences, by Eric Toman, 12/01/2017

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Deal impasse severs Elsevier access for some German universities

Deal impasse severs Elsevier access for some German universities | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

As talks with the publisher stall, researchers in the country weigh whether they can cope without a deal (...) - Times Higher Education, by David Matthews, January 6, 2017

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Argentina’s researchers occupy science ministry

Argentina’s researchers occupy science ministry | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Young scientists angry at budget cuts say they have been denied permanent jobs. (...) - Nature, by Valeria Roman, 03 January 2017

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Publish or perish thwarts young researchers’ urge to innovate

Publish or perish thwarts young researchers’ urge to innovate | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
An unbending reward system prevents early-career researchers taking full advantage of the digital world, says Dave Nicholas. Early-career researchers constitute a vast pool of talent. They are the largest group of researchers and their numbers are growing fast. They are essential for enabling research to meet the needs of knowledge economies and, as the League of European Research Universities wrote in 2010, universities’ research crucially rests on their access “to the best talents of the rising generation and the creative influence of the irreverent young”. (...) researchreseasrch.com, byDavid Nicholas
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Why Profs Are Spending So Much Time Writing Crap That Nobody Reads

Why Profs Are Spending So Much Time Writing Crap That Nobody Reads | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Professors usually spend about 3-6 months (sometimes longer) researching and writing a 25-page article to submit an article to an academic journal. And most experience a twinge of excitement when, months later, they open a letter informing them that their article has been accepted for publication, and will therefore be read by… … an average of ten people.(...) - Intellectul Takeout, by Daniel Lattier, Oct 26 2016

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Young scientists under pressure: what the data show

Young scientists under pressure: what the data show | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Scientists and policymakers around the world increasingly worry about the plight of young researchers in academia, and for good reason. Competition for tenure-track positions has surged, and some early-career researchers face tough odds in the quest for funding. As a result, many see lower pay-offs for their efforts in preparing and writing grant applications. Although everyone is under pressure, those just starting out seem to feel the impacts more acutely. (...) - Nature, by Brendan Maher & Miquel Sureda Anfres, 26 October 2016

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[Venezuela] Public universities are facing a time of crisis

Venezuela is rapidly losing key science talent. It is estimated that since 2000 at least 1,820 researchers have left the country. These researchers were responsible for about 33% of the country's scientific publications.  (...) - University World News, by José Luis Mogollón, 23 September 2016 Issue No:429
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New hope for EU researchers?

New hope for EU researchers? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Pursuing a research career is tough in any nation, maybe especially so for junior scientists who are facing a difficult path and have far fewer traditional metrics to ease their way: grants and funding, publications, collaborations.(...) - Naturejobs Blog, by Karen Kaplan, 23 August 2016
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[New Zealand] Government plans to attract world-class researchers

New Zealand’s government has launched a NZ$70 million (US$49 million) plan to attract top researchers to the nation’s universities over the next four years.

Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce said the 'Entrepreneurial Universities' scheme would persuade leading academics to bring their research teams to New Zealand. (...) - University World News, by John Gerritsen, 27 July 2016 Issue No:423
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A Culture of Speed: Anticipation, Acceleration and Individualization in Academic Science.

A Culture of Speed: Anticipation, Acceleration and Individualization in Academic Science. | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Ruth Müller draws attention to the social and epistemic effects of a culture of speed in academia. Her research looks at how this wider culture has produced in particular two modes of being and relating for researchers: anticipatory acceleration and latent individualization. These modes could have significant effects on the type of research questions explored and on scientific networks of collaboration. To whose benefit is it that we are racing? (...) - Blog of LSE 'Impact of Social sciences', by Ruth Müller, 2016/05/11
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Scientists urge boycott of U.S. meetings

Scientists urge boycott of U.S. meetings | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Groups protest Trump’s order banning travel from seven Muslim countries (...) - Science, by Kai Kupferschmidt, Feb. 3, 2017

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[US] Scientists join massive protest against Trump

[US] Scientists join massive protest against Trump | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Researchers at Women's March in Washington DC defend their work as US president takes office. (...) - Nature, by Sara Reardon, 22 January 2017

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Avec l'arrivée de Trump, la Suisse lorgne sur les cerveaux américains

Avec l'arrivée de Trump, la Suisse lorgne sur les cerveaux américains | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Les universités suisses souhaitent attirer les plus brillants esprits des États-Unis, selon la Schweiz am Sonntag. Elles profiteraient d'une vague de fuites de cerveaux causée par l'arrivée au pouvoir de Donald Trump. (...) - rts.ch, par fasl, 15/01/2017

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Brexit vote drives UK academics to think about leaving

Brexit vote drives UK academics to think about leaving | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Many researchers also object to proposed higher-education reforms, says survey. (...) - Nature, by Daniel Cressey, 9 Janary 2017

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Top UK geneticist faces new inquiry over claims of research misconduct

Top UK geneticist faces new inquiry over claims of research misconduct | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Master of Birkbeck, University of London, Prof David Latchman to be investigated despite being cleared by similar inquiry last year (...) - The Guardian, by Ian Sample, 3 January 2017

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Surviving work as an academic in the age of measuring impact

Surviving work as an academic in the age of measuring impact | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Views that academics can avoid the problems of work and aren’t experienced in the ‘real world’ are wrong, writes Jane Tinkler. Precarious employment, balancing teaching, research and publishing demands and demonstrating impact are very real pressures. Indeed, it is through lasting, trusting partnerships with business that researchers can truly have influence beyond academia. (...) - Blog LSE 'Impact of Social Sciences', by Jane Tinkler, Nov 17, 2016

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[US] Older scientists offer untapped value, study says

Federal funding agencies have been eager to support younger researchers, reflecting a widespread belief that nurturing the next generation is critical to ensuring the long-term success of the nation’s scientific enterprise. (...) - University World News, by Paul Basken, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 04 November 2016 Issue No:435
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Academics can provide expertise and perspective in somewhat surprising ways (essay)

Academics can provide expertise and perspective in somewhat surprising ways (essay) | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

What I Learned as a Creepy-Clown Expert


Many of us in academe might find that we have important expertise to share in surprising ways, writes Jason D. Seacat. (...) - Inside Higher Ed, by Jason D. Seacat, 3 Nov 2016

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Let researchers try new paths

Let researchers try new paths | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Demand for steady output stymies discovery.


Demand for steady output stymies discovery. To pursue the most important research, scientists must be allowed to shift their focus, say Tolu Oni and colleagues.(...) - Nature, by Tolu Oni, Fabio Sciarrino, Gerardo Adesso & Rob Knigh, 26 October 2016

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[Canada] La grande désillusion

[Canada] La grande désillusion | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Les professeurs d’université broyés par la recherche de financement et le multitâche.


On les dit choyés d’exercer un métier passionnant dans des conditions rêvées. Pourtant, depuis une bonne dizaine d’années, les professeurs d’université sont de plus en plus nombreux à souffrir de troubles anxieux ou dépressifs. Les transformations de l’université selon le modèle entrepreneurial créent bien des désillusions et des crises d’identité. Voici les causes de ce malaise de plus en plus prégnant dans nos universités. (...) - Le Devoir, par Pauline Gravel, 17/09/2016

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Academics: leave your ivory towers and pitch your work to the media

Academics: leave your ivory towers and pitch your work to the media | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

 Publishing in academic journals is prestigious, but sharing your ideas with a wider audience is exciting and full of unexpected rewards. (...) - The Guardian, by Kristal Brent Zook, 23 September 2015

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EU eases visa rules for researchers and students

The European Parliament has passed a new visa directive on European Union entry and residence that makes it easier and more attractive for people from third countries to study or do research at EU universities. - University World News, by Brendan O'Malley13 May 2016 Issue No:413
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