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UK: Largely peaceful NUS protest ends in ugly scenes

UK: Largely peaceful NUS protest ends in ugly scenes | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

A National Union of Students protest against tuition fees and youth unemployment ended in ugly scenes today when a splinter group forced the union's president from the stage during the closing rally. (...) - Times Higher Education

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Congo : Des voix s’élèvent contre la suspension des masters professionnels dans les universités privés

Congo : Des voix s’élèvent contre la suspension des masters professionnels dans les universités privés | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Le ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur justifie cette démarche par, entre autres, le manque d’enseignants qualifiés et des structures appropriées dans le secteur privé. (...) - JournalDeBrazza.com, par Etibert Mobambo, 16/04/2015

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[Algérie] Les enseignants en grève à partir de demain

Le syndicat tiendra une réunion de son conseil national, samedi prochain, pour adopter ou rejeter la possibilité d’une grève illimitée.

 

Le Conseil national des enseignants du supérieur (CNES) a décidé d’observer une grève de trois jours à partir de demain pour des revendications socioprofessionnelles. Le syndicat tiendra une réunion de son conseil national, samedi prochain, pour adopter ou rejeter la possibilité d’une grève illimitée. (...) - El Watan, par Fatima Arab, 13/04/2015

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Women best men in STEM faculty hiring study

Women best men in STEM faculty hiring study | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Experiment had real-world faculty rate hypothetical candidates.

 

A woman applying for a tenure-track faculty position in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) at a U.S. university is twice as likely to be hired as an equally qualified man, if both candidates are highly qualified, according to a new study. (...) - Science, by Rachel Bernstein, 13 April 2015

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Leading scientists favour women in tenure-track hiring test

Leading scientists favour women in tenure-track hiring test | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

US science and engineering professors preferred female job candidates by two to one.

 

Universities in the United States employ many more male scientists than female ones. Men are paid more, and in fields such as mathematics, engineering and economics, they hold the majority of top-level jobs. (...) - Nature, by Boer Deng, 13 April 2015

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University leaders gather to debate impact of research on society

University leaders gather to debate impact of research on society | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Around 400 university leaders and representatives from the European higher education sector will gather on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 April 2015 at the Annual Conference of the European University Association (EUA). The conference – entitled “European Universities in Research and Innovation: People, Policies and Partnerships” – will explore the role of research and innovation [...] - EU Reporter, April 13, 2015

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[UK] Tuition fee hike hit courses with low salary expectations

The introduction of £9,000 (US$13,300) tuition fees in England had a greater negative impact on applications to courses that are likely to lead to poorly paid careers, new research suggests, writes Chris Havergal for Times Higher Education. (...)  - University World News, by Times Higher Education, 11 April 2015 Issue No:362

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[Sweden] Government signals boost for women and research

The government has signalled that it intends to increase the level of research funding, boost career opportunities for women and young researchers, and establish a new quality assurance system.

“Higher education, research and innovation are prioritised, and it is time to start respecting that research is a long-term activity,” said the Minister of Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson and Member of Parliament and the Committee for Education Gunilla Svantorp. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 10 April 2015 Issue No:362

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[Madagascar] Dix millions d’euros pour relancer la recherche

[Madagascar] Dix millions d’euros pour relancer la recherche | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

L’État souhaite redorer le blason de l’enseignement supérieur et la recherche scientifique à travers un fonds compétitif et des inno­vations. Son financement fait pourtant défaut.(...) - L'Express de Madagascar, par Vonjy Radasimalala, 10/04/2015

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UQAM: le recteur accusé de «jeter de l'huile sur le feu»

UQAM: le recteur accusé de «jeter de l'huile sur le feu» | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

En conférence de presse réunissant deux professeurs, deux chargés de cours et deux étudiants de l'UQAM jeudi matin, Sandrine Ricci, chargée de cours, a dénoncé «le... (...) - La Presse, par Louise Leduc, 09/04/2015

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[Canada] Quand les masques tombent

[Canada] Quand les masques tombent | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

La crise à l’UQAM est avant tout le reflet brutal de ce climat autoritaire qui finit par tuer le débat public.

 

Les images étaient spectaculaires. De la casse à revendre. Des étudiants cagoulés. Un pavillon saccagé. L’antiémeute appelée en renfort par la direction de l’UQAM. La recette parfaite pour ameuter les chaumières. (...) - Le Journal de Montréal, par Josée Legaut, 09/04/2015

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Reddit prompts citizen scientists to go dig up dirt

Reddit prompts citizen scientists to go dig up dirt | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Soil sample collection project designed to find new drugs explodes in popularity.

 

Thousands of citizen scientists around the country are getting their hands dirty collecting soil samples after the Internet bestowed a recent burst of attention on a soil sampling project. The crowdsourced project, which aims to find new drugs by cultivating fungi from soil samples, drew only moderate interest since it began in 2010. But it caught a lucky break on social media and has now exploded, surpassing researchers' wildest dreams in just a few days. (...) - Science, by Emily Conover, 18 March 2015


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[Canada] Des universitaires se mobilisent contre les compressions

[Canada] Des universitaires se mobilisent contre les compressions | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Un groupe de professeurs de l'Université Laval a lancé une pétition pour dénoncer les mesures d'austérité imposées aux universités par le gouvernement Couillard. (...) - ICI.Radio-Canada.ca, 09/04/2015

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[Madagascar] Les chercheurs lancent un appel de détresse

[Madagascar] Les chercheurs lancent un appel de détresse | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Les enseignants-chercheurs et chercheurs-enseignants travaillent d’arrache-pied pour développer le pays. Leurs qualités et leurs performances sont limitées faute de moyen. (...) - L'Express de Madagascar, 08/04/2015

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Controversy awaits as House Republicans roll out long-awaited bill to revamp U.S. research policy

Controversy awaits as House Republicans roll out long-awaited bill to revamp U.S. research policy | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
New America COMPETES Act includes host of proposed changes

 

The science committee in the U.S. House of Representatives took a major step today in its 2-year effort to reshape federal research policy, introducing a long-awaited and controversial bill that covers the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), research at the Department of Energy (DOE), and federal science education policy. (...) - Science, by Jeffrey Mervis & David Malakoff, 15 April 2015

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Leaders of Australian universities see pay rise as they seek more tuition funds

Leaders of Australian universities see pay rise as they seek more tuition funds | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

University leaders in Australia have been pocketing large salary increases at the same time that they seek federal legislation to allow fee deregulation based on the ­argument their institutions are cash-strapped. (...) - InsideHigherEd, April 15, 2015

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Study suggests STEM faculty hiring favors women over men

Study suggests STEM faculty hiring favors women over men | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Many studies suggest that women scientists aspiring to careers in academe face roadblocks, including bias -- implicit or overt -- in hiring. But a new study is throwing a curveball into the literature, suggesting that women candidates are favored 2 to 1 over men for tenure-track positions in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. Could it be that STEM gender diversity and bias awareness efforts are working, or even creating a preference for female candidates -- or is something more nuanced going on? Experts say it’s probably both. (...) - InsideHigherEd, by Colleen Flaherty, April 14, 2015

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[Belgique] Une science qui mérite mieux que le mépris

"On ne peut tenir indéfiniment un double discours. D’un côté, la célébration de la recherche fondamentale, nourricière de la recherche appliquée et prometteuse de beaux jours et d’emplois. De l’autre, l’asphyxie des moyens, les coupes claires, le désespoir et l’incertitude des chercheurs."


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Bernard Rentier's curator insight, April 12, 3:27 AM
Sous prétexte d'un règlement de compte NVA vs PS, l'objectif du démantèlement de la Politique scientifique fédérale est l'indépendance scientifique de la Flandre. Étonnant aveuglement dogmatique nationaliste à l'heure où l'avantage est incontestablement au regroupement des forces de recherche... Aveuglement nourri par les contre-vérités effarantes du recteur de la KUL (http://www.lesoir.be/845969/article/actualite/belgique/2015-04-09/verites-torfs-mettens-ne-resistent-pas-l-epreuve-des-faits) connu pour son activitisme politique. Mais il existe hélas une cohérence générale: http://m.levif.be/actualite/belgique/de-la-dislocation-federale-ou-la-chronique-d-une-mort-annoncee/article-opinion-388079.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=vif
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[Canada] Le droit de grève divise les associations étudiantes

[Canada] Le droit de grève divise les associations étudiantes | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Tandis que la Fédération des cégeps et le recteur de l'UQAM Robert Proulx demandent à Québec d'encadrer le droit de grève des étudiants, le concept est loin de faire... (...) - La Presse, par Annabelle Blais, 12/04/2015

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[UK] Universities should not become corporate affiliates

I entered full employment in academia late in life after a long period as an independent writer. What have I learned since I began teaching at the University of Essex more than 10 years ago? That something has gone wrong with the way the universities are being run. Above all, I have learned that not everything that is valuable can be measured. (...) - University World News, by Marina Warner, 10 April 2015 Issue No:362

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UQAM: le syndicat des professeurs lance un appel au dialogue

UQAM: le syndicat des professeurs lance un appel au dialogue | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Le syndicat des professeurs de l'UQAM condamne les gestes de vandalisme, de violence et d'intimidation commis à l'intérieur des murs de l'université au cours des derniers jours. La présidente, Michèle Nevert, souhaite «le retour d'un dialogue» entre la direction et la communauté uqamienne pour régler la crise. (...) - La Presse, par  Jasmin Lavoie,  10/04/2015

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The Pros and Cons of U-MultiRank

The Pros and Cons of U-MultiRank | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
For its second edition in 2015, U-Multirank compared 1,200 higher education institutions from 83 countries, up from 850 schools in 2014. This European Union-funded tool presents itself as an alternative to traditional rankings. U-Multirank faced heavy criticism in its first year. One year later, opinions are still mixed. (...) - EducPros, by Marie-Anne Nourry, Translated by Nina Fink, 10/04/2015

 

 

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Le recteur de l'UQAM demande à Québec d'encadrer le droit de grève étudiant

Le recteur de l'UQAM demande à Québec d'encadrer le droit de grève étudiant | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Ce n'est pas de gaieté de coeur que l'UQAM s'est résolue à faire appel aux policiers, mais la violence croissante des manifestants ne lui a laissé aucun choix, a... (...) - La Presse, par Louise Leduc, 09/04/2015

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I'm a mother but I can still do serious research

I'm a mother but I can still do serious research | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

After becoming a mum, my time-management and productivity were scrutinised like never before. Actually, being a parent has given me a new drive to succeed. (...) - The Guardian, 9 April 2015

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[Canada] Les deux légitimités du conflit étudiant

[Canada] Les deux légitimités du conflit étudiant | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Le conflit que vivent certains collèges et universités est aggravé en raison de l’ambiguïté du statut juridique des associations étudiantes et de la portée de l’obligation des institutions d’enseignement de dispenser les cours.  Les associations et leurs opposants invoquent chacun leur légitimité. Si le gouvernement ne souhaite pas intervenir, les universités pourraient au moins ajuster leur réglementation afin de mettre fin au flou juridique qui entretient le conflit. (...) - Blog du Journal de Montréal, Pierre Trudel, 09/04/2015

 

 

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Dérapage majeur à l’UQAM

Dérapage majeur à l’UQAM | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Ce devait être la journée du retour au calme à l'UQAM. Ce fut plutôt celle de tous les dérapages. Au terme d’une journée explosive marquée par 21 arrestations en après-midi, cinq arrestations en soirée et de multiples interventions policières au sein même de l’établissement, près de 150 étudiants ont résolu d’«occuper» l’un des pavillons de l’Université, en soirée mercredi. La police a dû intervenir avec force pour restaurer le calme. (...) - Le Devoir, par Philippe Orfali, 09/04/2015

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