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Canada : Le gouvernement Charest met fin aux négociations avec les étudiants

Canada : Le gouvernement Charest met fin aux négociations avec les étudiants | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Québec – Les négociations qualifiées de «la dernière chance» ont échoué. La ministre de l’Éducation Michelle Courchesne a choisi de quitter la table de négociations en début d’après-midi, soulevant l’ire des représentants des associations étudiantes. (...) - Le Devoir

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A call to build an impact literate research culture

A call to build an impact literate research culture | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Last week, Julie Bayley spoke at the 2016 Research Impact Summit, hosted by Knowledge Translation Australia. During her presentation she discussed many of the challenges faced when introducing an impact agenda to the academic community, and how the concept of impact literacy can help. An extended version of the presentation has been made available online, but Julie outlines the key points below. (...) - Blog LSE 'Impact of Social Science', by Julien Bayley, 2016/12/07

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« Laissez les sans-papiers étudier » : l’appel des facs américaines à Donald Trump

« Laissez les sans-papiers étudier » : l’appel des facs américaines à Donald Trump | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Plus de 400 universités américaines ont lancé un appel au président élu pour qu’il abandonne son projet de supprimer un programme permettant à environ 740 000 de jeunes sans-papiers d’étudier. (...) - Le Monde, 1/12/2016

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[Canada] Ce qu’il reste de l’université publique

[Canada] Ce qu’il reste de l’université publique | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Les universités québécoises sont en crise, et ce, depuis longtemps. Jamais, dans notre histoire récente, n’avons-nous pu leur donner une orientation claire. Voulons-nous des universités pour participer à l’éducation de notre peuple? Pour former à l’esprit critique? Pour diplômer massivement des étudiant·e·s? Pour répondre aux besoins du marché du travail? Pour servir de laboratoire de recherche et développement au secteur privé? (...) - IRIS, ^par Philippe Hurteaux, 30/11/2016
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New U.S. Research Policy Board would aim to slash regulatory paperwork

New U.S. Research Policy Board would aim to slash regulatory paperwork | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Congress poised to create advisory panel to monitor burden on university researchers (...) - Science, by Jeffrey Mervis, Nov 29, 2016

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Erasmus Could Have Stopped Brexit | The World View

Erasmus Could Have Stopped Brexit | The World View | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

In the Erasmus Impact Study, 88% of the UK (!) Erasmus people feel very European and 84% have a positive attitude towards Europe compared to 62% of the non-mobile UK students. (...) - Inside Higher Ed, by Uwe Brandenburg, Nov 27 2016

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[India] Universities and students struggle in cash crisis

[India] Universities and students struggle in cash crisis | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
The Indian government’s snap decision earlier this month to withdraw higher denomination banknotes has left all sectors of society reeling, from wealthy businessmen to subsistence-level farmers. As with others, India’s university students are having to cope as best as they can. (....) - University World News, by Ranjit Devraj,  25 November 2016 Issue No:438
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What will an extra £4.7 billion do for UK science and innovation?

What will an extra £4.7 billion do for UK science and innovation? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

An unexpected autumn statement windfall for research, innovation and industrial strategy has given scientists their first bit of cheer for a while (...) - The Guardian, by J Wilsdon, K Flanagan, S Westlake, 24 Nov 2016

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites academe to collaborate on future of libraries

Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites academe to collaborate on future of libraries | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Massachusetts Institute of Technology issues an invitation to publishers, researchers and universities to collaborate on a vision for the future of libraries. (...) - Inside Higher Ed, by Carl Straumsheim, Nov 23 2016

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[Maroc] La contractualisation par CDD pour faire face au déficit en enseignants

[Maroc] La contractualisation par CDD pour faire face au déficit en enseignants | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

L’introduction du système de contractualisation dans l’enseignement supérieur, tel est le remède proposé par Jamila Moussali, ministre par intérim en charge de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la recherche scientifique, pour faire face à la pénurie «quantitative et qualitative» des ressources humaines dans les universités et établissements de l’enseignement supérieur. (...) - Le Matin, par Soumaya Bencherkipar, 22/11/2016

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World Academy of Sciences grows, launches new network

The World Academy of Sciences or TWAS, the science network for the developing world, has elected 40 new fellows – more than half from China and India – bringing the number of academy members to more than 1,200 from some 95 countries. At last week’s 27th General Meeting held in Rwanda, the academy also launched a new wing for young scientists. The TWAS Young Affiliates Network will link young scientists from the Global South. (...) - University World News, by Maina Waruru, 18 November 2016 Issue No:437
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Expansion of Europe’s research universities networks

Expansion of Europe’s research universities networks | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
European research networking has been strengthened with a decision on Friday to expand the League of European Research Universities or LERU to 23 members – with the addition of the University of Copenhagen and Trinity College Dublin from 1 January next year – and the launch in Brussels on 21 November of the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 18 November 2016 Issue No:437
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[Canada] La recherche universitaire marquée par les coupes

[Canada] La recherche universitaire marquée par les coupes | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

MONTRÉAL — Le financement de la recherche universitaire, particulièrement au fédéral, a subi d’importantes coupes ces dernières années. Il y a aussi eu un réalignement vers la recherche «liée», qui peut davantage déboucher vers des innovations qui profiteront au secteur privé. (...) - Journal Métro, par Lia Lévesque, 17/11/2016

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[Canada] La recherche universitaire «réalignée» au profit du secteur privé

[Canada] La recherche universitaire «réalignée» au profit du secteur privé | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Le financement de la recherche universitaire, particulièrement au fédéral, a subi d'importantes coupes ces dernières années. Il y a aussi eu un réalignement v (...) - HuffingtonPost Québec, par Lia Lévesque, 17/11/2016

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Citing retracted papers has a negative domino effect on science, education, and society

Citing retracted papers has a negative domino effect on science, education, and society | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Once an academic paper is retracted, it is by no means certain it will not go on being cited. Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva, Judit Dobránszki and Helmar Bornemann-Cimenti use three key examples to dem… (...) - Blog LSE 'Impact of Social Sciences, by Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva, Judit Dobránszki and Helmar Bornemann-Cimenti, 2016/12/06

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Brexit a 'significant risk' to income of universities

Brexit a 'significant risk' to income of universities | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

After £30bn bumper year, warning issued saying that leaving the EU could come at big cost (...) - The Guardian, by Richard Adams, 1 December 2016

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[Belgique] Marcourt sur les fausses universités: «Il faut se poser des questions»

[Belgique] Marcourt sur les fausses universités: «Il faut se poser des questions» | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Le SPF Economie a dressé une liste de 41 fausses universités actives en Belgique.


Deux députés francophones – Valérie De Bue pour le MR et Benoît Drèze pour le CDH – se sont emparés de l’affaire des fausses universités à l’occasion de la séance plénière du Parlement de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles ce mercredi. Ils ont pressé le ministre Marcourt de questions : « Qu’allez-vous faire ? Comment sanctionner ? Comment mieux informer ? Le décret paysage est-il assez clair à ce sujet ? » (....) - Le Soir, par Eric Burgraff, 30/11/2016

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Fundamental science research in Japan in peril - The Mainichi

Fundamental science research in Japan in peril - The Mainichi | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

While Japan continues to celebrate another Nobel Prize this year, concerns have started to emerge that in 20 or 30 years' time, Japan will no longer be producing Nobel prizewinners. The reason is that the government budget supporting basic science is shrinking, negatively affecting Japan's research environment. (...) - The Mainichi, Nov 28, 2016

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International higher education must address inequality

When properly implemented, internationalisation of higher education brings about enhanced inter-cultural understanding, global competencies, international research collaboration and improvements in the quality of higher education. Its effect on the social stratification of nations, regions and their respective populations, however, has been neglected. (...) - University World News, by Roger Chao, 25 November 2016 Issue No:438
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[UK] £2bn increase in research spending per year announced

[UK] £2bn increase in research spending per year announced | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
In his Autumn Statement 2016 on Wednesday, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a commitment to £2 billion (US$2.5 billion) more spending per year in research and development funding by 2020-21, which he described as a “major increase” in research and development funding for universities and businesses with R&D projects. (...) - University World News, by Brendan O'Malley, 24 November 2016 Issue No:438
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UK scientists excited by surprise £2-billion government windfall

UK scientists excited by surprise £2-billion government windfall | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Cash to include fund modelled on DARPA, the US defence department’s research arm — but how much will go to basic research is unclear. (...) - Nature, by Elizabeth Gibney, 23 Nov 2016

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The Problem With How Higher Education Treats Diversity

The Problem With How Higher Education Treats Diversity | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

What is lost when disadvantaged students are forced to commodify their backgrounds for the sake of college admissions? (...) - The Atlantic, by Rose Courteau, Oct 28, 2016

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Canadian researcher in legal battle to keep her interviews confidential

Canadian researcher in legal battle to keep her interviews confidential | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

A judge has ordered Marie-Ève Maille to provide names and transcripts from her study on a wind farm.


When Canadian graduate student Marie-Ève ​​Maillé held interviews with 93 people in 2010 about a massive wind farm being built in the Arthabaska region of Quebec, she made a promise that social scientists routinely make: that her respondents would remain anonymous, and that nobody would be able to trace quotes in her thesis back to them. (...) - Science, by Wayne Kondro, Nov 22 2016

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Brazil’s scientists battle to escape 20-year funding freeze

Cap at current spending levels could spell ‘end of science in Brazil’, researchers say. (....) - Nature, by Claudio Angelo, 18 Nov 2016

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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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11 tweets that show what happens if you publicly dismiss the work of academics

11 tweets that show what happens if you publicly dismiss the work of academics | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

When a UK politician questioned the value of academia, scholars were quick to respond, finds Tommaso Grant (...) - Times Higher Education, by Tommaso Grant, Nov. 1, 2016

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