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Erasmus is key to Europe’s future – Don’t diminish it

The economic situation in Europe has hit young people very hard. A good education that prepares them for a world that is increasingly fast-moving, mobile, interdependent and multicultural is fundamental to ensuring they do not become a 'lost generation'.

Over the past 25 years, the European Union's (EU) Erasmus programme has allowed nearly three million young Europeans to study abroad. More recently, Erasmus has also supported job placements in companies abroad. (...) - University World News, by

Gerard Byrne, 25 November 2012, Issue No:249

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[US] Science advocates dismayed by size of cuts proposed for NIH and other agencies

[US] Science advocates dismayed by size of cuts proposed for NIH and other agencies | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Advocates for science hope Congress will block proposals.


The White House budget proposal released last week would have devastating effects on science and technology in the United States as well as the education of the next generation of researchers, say organizations representing scientists and research institutions.(...) - Inside Higher Ed, by Andrew Kreighbaum, March 20, 2017

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[US] Research is an afterthought in first Trump budget

[US] Research is an afterthought in first Trump budget | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

What few details appear in 2018 blueprint shock Congress and community.


The 2018 budget proposal that President Donald Trump unveiled last week confirms two things that U.S. scientists have long suspected: The new president is no fan of research, and his administration has no overarching strategy for funding science. (...) - Science, by Jeffrey Mervis, March 20 2017

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Why are citations important in research writing?

Why are citations important in research writing? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Yet the significance of citations goes far beyond energizing and rewarding scientific and academic competition, and for PhDers and early career researchers it is worth briefly enumerating these… (...) – Medium, by Writing For Research, March 18 2017

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Push for foreign students to stay on to work in Japan

Push for foreign students to stay on to work in Japan | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Japan is hiring foreign talent and it is now a top priority that international students attending Japanese universities stay on in the country, with the government offering new incentives such as subsidised company internships, help with finding jobs on graduation, stepped-up Japanese language courses and more streamlined processes for work visas after graduation.  (...) - University World News, by Suvendrini Kakuchi, 17 March 2017 Issue No:451
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[US] Trump’s NIH budget may include reducing overhead payments to universities

[US] Trump’s NIH budget may include reducing overhead payments to universities | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Academia says payments essential to high-quality research (...) - Science, by Jocelyn Kaiser, March 17 2016

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Scientists Brace for a Lost Generation in American Research

Scientists Brace for a Lost Generation in American Research | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Private funding isn't enough to offset the president's proposed budget cuts, they say. (...) - The Atlantic, by Adrienne Lafrance, March 16 2017

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What Trump’s Budget Outline Would Mean for Higher Ed

What Trump’s Budget Outline Would Mean for Higher Ed | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

President Trump’s "skinny budget," which is just an opening offer in the budget-writing process, proposes cuts in several agencies and programs. (...) - Chronicle, March 16, 2017

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A grim budget day for U.S. science: analysis and reaction to Trump's plan

A grim budget day for U.S. science: analysis and reaction to Trump's plan | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

We're detailing the numbers and what people think of them.


President Donald Trump rolled out his first budget request to Congress today. It is for the 2018 fiscal year that begins on 1 October. It calls for deep cuts to some federal science agencies (read our initial coverage to get some of the numbers), and is likely to draw fierce opposition from the scientific community and many lawmakers in Congress. (...) - Science, March 16 2017

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L’omertà des universités suisses

L’omertà des universités suisses | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Quel est l’avenir des universités suisses ? La Confédération a ratifié les accords de Bologne, issus des négociations des ministres européens de l’éducation menées en 1999, et dont le but était l’harmonisation de l’enseignement supérieur tout en renforçant la mobilité des étudiants et en facilitant la reconnaissance des diplômes. Ces objectifs ont été atteints en partie avec, pour conséquence, une explosion des tâches administratives pour les corps enseignants. [...] - Blog Le Temps, 16/03/2017

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[UK] Brexit will cause flight of EU academics, say Oxford leaders

[UK] Brexit will cause flight of EU academics, say Oxford leaders | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

College heads warn that without reassurance on their rights many lecturers, researchers and support staff will depart, causing ‘enormous damage’ (...) - The Guardian, 13 March 2017

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[Canada] Universities adapt to student flight from humanities

Over the last decade, students have fled the humanities. In response, universities have cancelled individual courses, or entire specialised humanities programmes. Instead of hiring tenure-track professors to replace retiring faculty, they make do with less, or turn to sessional instructors who teach when and if there is demand, writes Simona Chiose for The Globe and Mail. (...) - University World News, by The Globe and Mail, 11 March 2017 Issue No:450
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[Norway] In search of a new form of university governance

In Norway there is a growing resistance to university reforms and the present approach to governance is being dubbed 'New Public Management'. The term is not used consistently by everybody discussing it, but it is increasingly becoming synonymous with almost everything that critics do not like in universities.  (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 10 March 2017 Issue No:450
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Americans don’t understand the point of universities, according to 90% of university heads

Americans don’t understand the point of universities, according to 90% of university heads | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

“Disconnect” and “misunderstanding” are two words increasingly being bandied about by political scientists and news commentators to describe the state of social affairs in the US. In the era of president Donald Trump, college campuses are one of the clearest examples of the level of division around. (...) - Quartz, Amy X Wang, March 10 2017

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Brexit-proof the UK economy with more R&D, say employers

Brexit-proof the UK economy with more R&D, say employers | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

New CBI campaign says economy risks being left behind unless UK research budget rises to 3% of GDP from 1.7% (...) - The Guardian, by Katie Allen , 20 March 2017

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Women aren’t failing at science — science is failing women

Women aren’t failing at science — science is failing women | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Women in science face considerable barriers to success. Why?

Female research scientists are more productive than their male colleagues, though they are widely perceived as being less so. Women are also rewarded less for their scientific achievements. The Conversation (...) - Nature Blog, by Jack Leeming, 20 March 2017
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These Scientists Sent a Rocket to Mars for Less Than It Cost to Make “The Martian” - And they happen to be women. Indian women, for that matter.

These Scientists Sent a Rocket to Mars for Less Than It Cost to Make “The Martian” - And they happen to be women. Indian women, for that matter. | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

On November 5, 2013, a rocket launched toward Mars. It was India’s first interplanetary mission, Mangalyaan, and a terrific gamble. Only 40 percent of missions sent to Mars by major space … (...) - Backchannel, by Ipsita Agarwal, March 17 2017

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Women’s History Month and one woman’s trek in science

Women’s History Month and one woman’s trek in science | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Before Rita Colwell became the first woman to serve as director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), she was an internationally recognized expert on cholera and other infectious diseases. To get to that place, she overcame challenges many women in science will recognize. (...) - Medium, par NSF, Mar 17 2017

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US science agencies face deep cuts in Trump budget

US science agencies face deep cuts in Trump budget | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health are big losers — but planetary science at NASA stands to gain. (...) - Nature, by Sara Reardon, Jeff Tollefson, Alexandra Witze & Erin Ross, 16 March 2017

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A grim budget day for U.S. science: analysis and reaction to Trump's plan

A grim budget day for U.S. science: analysis and reaction to Trump's plan | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

We're detailing the numbers and what people think of them (...) - Science, by March 16 2017

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[Belgique] Marcourt veut imposer la publicité des recherches scientifiques

[Belgique] Marcourt veut imposer la publicité des recherches scientifiques | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

L’objectif: imposer le libre accès aux résultats de recherche. (...) - Le Soir, 16/03/2017

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[US] Trump’s budget is everything scientists have been fearing

[US] Trump’s budget is everything scientists have been fearing | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The outline cuts at least $7 billion for research on climate change, diseases, and energy. (...) - Vox, by Brian Resnik, March 16 2017

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US science agencies face deep cuts in Trump budget

US science agencies face deep cuts in Trump budget | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health are big losers — but planetary science at NASA stands to gain. (...) - Nature, by Sara Reardon, Jeff Tollefson, Alexandra Witze & Erin Ross, 16 March 2017

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Scientists are conspicuously missing from Trump’s government

Scientists are conspicuously missing from Trump’s government | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Trump has moved to fill just one of 46 top science posts requiring Senate confirmation. (...) - Washington Post, by Chriss Mooney, March 13 2017

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[Japan] Debate heats up over free higher education plan

Discussions are heating up within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party over how the government should procure funds to make universities and junior colleges tuition-free after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his willingness in his January policy speech to make it happen, reports The Yomiuri Shimbun. (...) - University World News, by The Yomiuri Shimbun, 11 March 2017 Issue No:450
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The quest to reveal science’s hidden female faces

The quest to reveal science’s hidden female faces | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Campaign on Wikipedia seeks to track down photos of female scientists and those from minority ethnic groups. (...) - Nature, By Dalmeet Singh Chawla, 8 March 2017

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