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Need to better prepare students for a future world

Universities need to do a better job of equipping young people to succeed in the 21st century, Andreas Schleicher, deputy director for education at the OECD, argued at the recent World Innovation Summit for Education, or WISE, in Doha, Qatar.

“More than ever before, skills drive our economies and they transform people’s lives,” he said. “But more education doesn’t automatically translate into better skills and better lives.” (...) - University World News, by Erin Millar25 November 2012 Issue No:249

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[US] How Our Universities Are Failing Us

[US] How Our Universities Are Failing Us | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The Closing of the American Mind dealt with the way academic relativism has failed our democracy, but it did not spark the kind of fruitful conversation that Allan Bloom hoped for; much less did it inspire a systematic effort to rectify the errors of modern academia. Today’s college students say they believe in democracy but cannot explain why, and neither can they explain what they are actually getting with their college education. In the past half century, higher education has gone through a democratizing revolution, with the result that more and more students are being sold an increasingly expensive product that neither their professors nor the deans and presidents of their colleges can even begin to define. (...) - Minding the Campus, by James Piereson, July 27, 2015

 

 

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Study Finds Nearly All Scientific Papers Controlled By Six Corporations

Study Finds Nearly All Scientific Papers Controlled By Six Corporations | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The researchers sifted through tons of studies that were published between the years of 1973 and 2013 and found that the studies were overwhelmingly published by the same six publishers. (...) - True Activist, by John Vibes, July 22, 2015

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Society asks NIH to act now to lessen biomed scientist glut

Society asks NIH to act now to lessen biomed scientist glut | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

ASBMB identifies consensus recommendations in previous reports, plans meeting to craft steps forward.

 

The authors of a new report urging changes in training the U.S. biomedical workforce say they were motivated by a desire for “less talk, more action.” But their prescription for how the National Institutes of Health (NIH) should deal with a glut of young scientists demonstrates why the problem has been so hard to solve. (..;) - Science, by Jocelyn Kaiser, 20 July 2015

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[Germany] Research institutions criticised for employment practice

Germany’s federal and state governments have called on the country’s major research institutions to review their employment conditions and career structures. They are particularly critical of the underrepresentation of women in these institutions.

The Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz or GWK – the joint higher education and research conference – claims that current regulations on fixed-term jobs at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Helmholtz Association, the Max Planck Society and the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft are “partly dysfunctional”. (...) - University World News, by Michael Gardner,17 July 2015 Issue No:376

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European student union's warning over Bologna dream

The European Students’ Union, or ESU, has warned that the Bologna process, which seeks to harmonise and reform higher education across the continent, is in danger of becoming obsolete because of uneven implementation and poor follow-up of commitments by many European countries. (...) - University World News, by Nic Mitchell, 10 July 2015 Issue No:375

 

 

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Alessandro Vespignani: open data is key to preserve nature of science

Alessandro Vespignani: open data is key to preserve nature of science | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Big data changes the way we do science and replicate it

Physicist Alessandro Vespignani is one of the main experts in networks and statistical and numerical simulations. An Italian scientist, he is currently working at the College of Computer and Information Sciences at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. In this EuroScientist podcast interview, he shares his views on the need to re-think the concepts of replicability and reproducibility. (...) - Euroscientist, by Luca Tancredi Barone, 29 April 2015


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Tree of Science's curator insight, August 8, 2:58 PM

While the #bigdata revolution is ongoing, there are new challenges in data reproducibility  #openscience #openresearch #opendata

Arnold Haine's curator insight, August 9, 11:56 AM

While the #bigdata revolution is ongoing, there are new challenges in data reproducibility  #openscience #openresearch #opendata

Nicolas Pettiaux's curator insight, August 12, 5:12 AM

One of the key aspect of science is reproducibility. For me that is "if some affirmation said to be science cannot be claimed, based on an independent study, by another team/person, there is NO scientific process taking place. Hence reproducibility is impossible". In order to allows for reproducibility, there are some necessary conditions : the full process must be described, the data must be accessible too. Either by independent production if possible, or by giving full access to the data first analyzed. And the software used must be fully accessible too, because it contains the details of the process, if any software is used. And we all know that the devil hides in the details.


Alessandro Vespignani, rightfully says "the (scientific) validation happens when you have different teams that work at the same time on the same set of data to recover results.” Hence, the data must often, at least if their production or storage is difficult or expensive, be open if not libre (in the sense of libre access)

 In short, in many (most ?) cases, in 2015, in order to do science, the description of the results (= the paper), the data, the software and the comments by the community must all be open and sharable without barrier. Cost is one such barrier.
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Crowdfunded Science Is Here. But Is It Legit Science?

Crowdfunded Science Is Here. But Is It Legit Science? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
More and more scientists are turning to crowdfunding to get money to run their experiments.

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Tree of Science's curator insight, August 6, 4:03 PM

Finding funding for #research projects is a critical issue that threathed more than before the researchers from academia, R&D and even citizen scientists. With more than 30 platforms dedicated to science #crowdfunding, science projects reach more opportunities to get other sources of #fundraising. #openscience

Arnold Haine's curator insight, August 8, 10:09 PM

Finding funding for #research projects is a critical issue that threathed more than before the researchers from academia, R&D and even citizen scientists. With more than 30 platforms dedicated to science #crowdfunding, science projects reach more opportunities to get other sources of #fundraising. #openscience

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US postdocs hope for overtime pay

A change to the rules on working hours could end up boosting salaries.

 

A proposed regulation by US President Barack Obama that would extend overtime pay to millions of workers triggered fierce discussion among academics — including some who think that it could result in heftier pay for postdocs. If approved, the regulation would enable salaried workers who earn less than about US$50,400 per year to receive at least 1.5 times their usual rate for every extra hour worked beyond a 40-hour week. (...) - Nature, by Chris Woolston, 8 July 2015

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Science Editor-in-Chief Marcia McNutt set to become first woman to lead U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Science Editor-in-Chief Marcia McNutt set to become first woman to lead U.S. National Academy of Sciences | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Science Editor-in-Chief Marcia McNutt, a geophysicist who has served as editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals since 2013, today was nominated to stand for election as next president of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). If elected, as expected, McNutt would become the first woman to head the U.S. government's premier science advisory organization, which was founded in 1863. (...) - Science, by Marianne Lavelle, 6 July 2015

 

 

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[Australia] Universities warned to brace for 20% funding cut

Universities have been warned their funding will be cut by 20% almost immediately, an average of A$32 million (US$24 million) a university, if the federal government can get its higher education reform package through the senate by the end of the year, reports The Australian.

Despite no clear signs of support for the legislation, which has been delayed until at least the spring session of parliament, universities have been issued with a new funding formula for the 2016 academic year. (...)  - University World News, by The Australian, 03 July 2015 Issue No:374

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Higher Education in Africa: Our continent needs science, not aid

Higher Education in Africa: Our continent needs science, not aid | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The founder of Africa’s first drug discovery and development centre, Kelly Chibale explains why scientific research is key to unlocking the continent’s potential (...) - The Guardian, by Kelly Chibale, 2 July 2015

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[US] Survey: 70% of Students Stressed Over Finances

[US] Survey: 70% of Students Stressed Over Finances | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

A national study released today finds that 70 percent of college students are stressed over their finances. The study, conducted by Ohio State University researchers, used a sample of students at 52 institutions, including two- and four-year, public and private colleges. Nearly 60 percent of students said that they worry about paying for college, while more than half worry about paying living expenses. Despite the stress, more than three-quarters of students said that they believed college was a good investment.(...) - InsideHigherEd, July 1, 2015

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[UK] Universities minister doesn’t rule out raising tuition fees

[UK] Universities minister doesn’t rule out raising tuition fees | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Jo Johnson says government is committed to ‘stable funding regime’ when Labour invites him to banish talk of fees increase or changes to student loan terms. (...) - The Guardian, by Frances Perraudin, 30 June 2015

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Togelius: How not to review a paper

On occasion of several paper reviews I've received recently, and a few I've written, I'd like to give some useful tips for how to review a paper. That is, how to review a paper if you want to do a really, really bad job of it. Note that I work in the AI and Games field, so somewhat different advice might apply to screwing up a paper review in another field. (...) - Blog of Julian Togelius, July 26, 2015

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[UK] Funding reforms mean 'substantially higher debt for poorest students'

[UK] Funding reforms mean 'substantially higher debt for poorest students' | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

ardian)Institute for Fiscal Studies says chancellor’s changes to maintenance grants will ‘increase cost of higher education’ (...) - The Guardian, by Phillip Inman, 21 July, 2015

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[US] Visa restrictions limit academic freedom

A few months ago, New York University Professor Andrew Ross was denied entry to the United Arab Emirates, or UAE, on ideological grounds. The incident put academic freedom in the Arab World under a microscope, but the coverage failed to recognise that the US has similarly unethical restrictions for non-citizen scholars.

Each year many students, faculty and independent scholars are denied entrance to the US based on economic, national, age and other forms of discrimination. These US visa policies discriminate exclusively against citizens of Latin America, Asia, Africa and nations of Muslim majority. The US visa controls are comparable to UAE’s in their effect on academic freedom. (...) - University World News, by Jeffrey Herlihy-Mera, 17 July 2015 Issue No:376

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Congress pushes NIH to spur breakthroughs through prizes

Congress pushes NIH to spur breakthroughs through prizes | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

House bill would apply popular approach to finding cures and improving health (...) - Science, by Kelly Servick, 16 July 2015

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[UK] Government to ‘open higher education market’ to new providers

[UK] Government to ‘open higher education market’ to new providers | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Changes to degree-awarding powers that will step up competition for universities heralded in Productivity Plan. (...) - Times higher Education, par John Morgan, July 10 2015

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What makes researchers willing to share their data?

What makes researchers willing to share their data? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

In principle, the benefits of sharing data – by which I mean the digital or analogue sources that underpin research findings – are undeniable, writes Verena Weigert, senior technology manager at Jisc.


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Julien Hering, PhD's curator insight, August 6, 1:51 PM

Researchers have to think more to open their research for a mutual benefits but also funders have to provide better policies to achieve this.

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[UK] 'The poorest students will leave university with the biggest debts'

[UK] 'The poorest students will leave university with the biggest debts' | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Converting maintenance grants to loans is unlikely to reduce government spending and may deter less well-off people from going to university (...) - The Guardian, by Nick Hillman, 8 July 2015

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Let UK universities do what they do best – teaching and research

Let UK universities do what they do best – teaching and research | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Letter: In British universities, innovation, creativity, originality and critical thought, as well as notions of social justice, are being threatened by marketisation (...) - The Guardian, Letter from 121 professors, 6 July 2015

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, August 7, 4:33 PM

Great piece by the Perenial pilar of information that the Guardian is

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Grèce : d'abord, payer les éditeurs, ensuite accéder aux parutions scientifiques

Grèce : d'abord, payer les éditeurs, ensuite accéder aux parutions scientifiques | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Quelques jours avant que ne soit déclenché le referendum qui a vu le Non l’emporter à plus de 61 %, une autre nouvelle venait mettre le feu dans les universités et instituts de recherche de Grèce. En effet, suite aux différents rebondissements de la dette grecque, le système universitaire hellénique a résilié les abonnements aux publications scientifiques dont bénéficiaient les universitaires. (...) - actualitte, par Clément Solym, 06/07/2015

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Russian university fires US academic accused of harming national interests

Russian university fires US academic accused of harming national interests | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Lobachevsky University’s former vice-rector Kendrick White leaves country after state TV accuses him of being part of western fifth column. (...  (...) - The Guardian , by Alec Luhn, 2 July 2015

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[UK] Universities must prove they are excellent at teaching, minister says

[UK] Universities must prove they are excellent at teaching, minister says | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

An national audit of the teaching offered at universities will provide more information to future students and help drive up standards (...) The Guardian, by Rebecca Ratcliffe, 1 July 2015

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Comment les États-Unis attirent les étudiants étrangers : ce que révèle un document Wikileaks

Comment les États-Unis attirent les étudiants étrangers : ce que révèle un document Wikileaks | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

LE SITE WIKILEAKS NE CONSTITUE PAS SEULEMENT UNE MINE POUR LES JOURNALISTES D’INVESTIGATION. Les chercheurs en sciences sociales, historiens et politistes en particulier, peuvent également y trouver de quoi nourrir leurs analyses. Un document inédit, publié par Wikileaks en 2010-2011 parmi les télégrammes confidentiels de la diplomatie des États-Unis, et que nous avons recoupé avec d’autres informations publiques en ligne, permet ainsi de jeter un éclairage passionnant sur les stratégies mises en œuvre par l’Oncle Sam pour dynamiser l’attractivité internationale des universités américaines. Il s’agit d’un mémo envoyé au Département d’État, en décembre 2008, par l’ambassadeur des États-Unis en poste à Oslo, Benson Whitney, qui évoque les actions menées par son ambassade en faveur des étudiants norvégiens.(...) - Chroniques de diplomatie universitaire, par Gillaume Tronchet, 30/06/2015

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Patrick Lemaire's curator insight, August 5, 5:05 AM

Je me demande bien si la France fait de tels efforts pour attirer les étudiants étrangers dans ses universités....