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[Suisse] Des professeurs s'élèvent contre le financement privé des universités

[Suisse] Des professeurs s'élèvent contre le financement privé des universités | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

[Audio] Dans leur "Appel de Zurich", 27 professeurs suisses mettent en garde contre le financement des universités par des entreprises privées, a indiqué le Tages Anzeiger jeudi. (...) - RTS info, 28/02/2013

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[Canada] Public backs higher funding for university research

[Canada] Public backs higher funding for university research | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
The overwhelming majority of Canadians believes in the importance of university research for Canada’s future as an innovation leader, according to a new survey.  (...) - University World News, by Brendan O’Malley, 20 September 2017 Issue No:475
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[Swizerland] Vos témoignages sur le «Publish or perish»: stress, précarité, petits arrangements et grosse colère

[Swizerland] Vos témoignages sur le «Publish or perish»: stress, précarité, petits arrangements et grosse colère | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Vous avez été très nombreux à répondre à notre appel à témoigner dans le cadre de cette série d'articles. Voici quelques unes de vos réflexions sur la course à la publi. Edifiant (...) - Le Temps, 2017/09/19

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[Denmark] Students to mobilise against university budget cuts

The Education Alliance or EA, comprising more than 40 Danish student organisations, is calling for a demonstration in central Copenhagen and elsewhere in Denmark on 5 October against government cuts, including what it claims will be a DKK14.7 billion (US$2.4 billion) cut in 2016-21 in higher education spending. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 16 September 2017 Issue No:474
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The Stress of Academic Publishing

The Stress of Academic Publishing | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The adage is "publish or perish" but everyone knows the odds aren’t even. For most academics who submit a manuscript to a desirable publisher or journal, the painful reality is that perishing is the far more likely outcome. (...) - Chronicle Vitae, by Michael, D Dooley, 2017/09/13

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Les tricheurs de la science

Les tricheurs de la science | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Ils devraient être des modèles de rigueur. Ils ont plutôt truqué leurs résultats, détourné des fonds, menti ou volé des écrits. Depuis cinq ans, près d’une centaine de scientifiques canadiens ont été punis pour malhonnêteté, révèlent des données obtenues par La Presse. Et ils sont de plus en plus nombreux à se faire prendre. (...) - La Presse+, Marie-Claire Malboeuf, 2017/09/12

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Les Britanniques ont développé un système d’accès à l’université plus juste

Les Britanniques ont développé un système d’accès à l’université plus juste | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Dans une tribune au « Monde », le sociologue Jules Donzelot explique que depuis les années 1990, les universités anglaises ont su développer une politique qui promeut l’égalité des chances. (...) - Le Monde, par Jues Donzelot, 11/09/2017

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[UK] Government unveils post-Brexit science position paper

The United Kingdom will seek a far-reaching agreement to strengthen science and innovation collaboration with European partners post-Brexit and would prefer to design a new type of deal than build on existing precedents, according to a position paper published by the government last week. (...) - University World News, by Brendan O’Malley, 09 September 2017 Issue No:473
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Young researchers need help with academic networking

Networking has been increasingly recognised as a vital component of a successful career in higher education. Yet, developing good networking skills is hardly an easy task, especially for early career researchers, who are starting to navigate the vast boundaries of academia and might feel like little fish in a big ocean. (...) - University World News, Donatella Camedda, Ana Mirman-Flores and Ashling Ryan-Mangan, 08 September 2017 Issue No:473
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How Academics Survive the Writing Grind: Some Anecdotal Advice

How Academics Survive the Writing Grind: Some Anecdotal Advice | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

A PhD student approached me after a writing workshop to recount his tale of woe. "I write these messy, incoherent first drafts," he lamented. "They're (...) - Literary Hub, by Helen Sword, Sep 7 2017

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The secret to Germany’s scientific excellence

The secret to Germany’s scientific excellence | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

With a national election this month, Germany proves that foresight and stability can power research.


Ask any German researcher why the country’s science base is blooming, and they are bound to mention Chancellor Angela Merkel. The world’s most powerful woman, they say, has not forgotten her roots as an East German physicist.  (...) - Nature, by Alison Abbott, 6 Sep 2017

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Chinese universities hit new heights in global ranking

Chinese universities hit new heights in global ranking | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
United Kingdom universities have taken the top two places in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the first time in its 14-year history, with the University of Oxford holding onto top spot and the University of Cambridge jumping from fourth to second. (...) - University World News, by Brendan O'Malley, 05 September 2017 Issue No:473
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Suicide is at record level among students at UK universities, study finds

Suicide is at record level among students at UK universities, study finds | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Research also finds number of students who disclose mental health problem in first year has risen fivefold in 10 years (...) - The Guardian, by Sarah Marsh, 2 September 2017

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[Russia] Government steps up funding for elite universities

[Russia] Government steps up funding for elite universities | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
The Russian government is stepping up its funding of the 5-100 programme aimed at getting five universities into the global top 100 in international rankings, conceding that it has faced significant challenges due to underfunding and budget cuts. As a result, funding of the promotion of Russian universities in the global arena will grow from RUB34.8 billion (US$599 million) to RUB43.5 billion (US$749 million) during the period 2018-20, according to a recent draft decree, prepared by the Ministry of Education and Science.(...) - University World News, by Eugene Vorotnikov, 01 September 2017 Issue No:472
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U.K. science seeks ‘a new and special relationship with the EU’

U.K. science seeks ‘a new and special relationship with the EU’ | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Top science officials in United Kingdom hedge on the future relationship with European research programs


Two of the most influential figures in U.K. science were in Washington, D.C., this week, meeting with the directors of the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, among others. But their top priority was signing an agreement to support the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), which will be built in South Dakota and Illinois. It's the kind of international collaboration that the U.K. government is keen to nurture, as its impending exit from the European Union has injected many existing relationships with uncertainty. (...) - Science, by Meredith Wadman, Adrian Cho, Sep. 20, 2017

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[Algérie] Les vacataires réclament leur intégration

[Algérie] Les vacataires réclament leur intégration | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Les enseignants vacataires, titulaires de diplômes de magister et de doctorat classique, de l’université Mouloud Mammeri de Tizi-Ouzou ont observé, avant-hier, un sit-in de protestation devant le rectorat de l’université. (...) - La Dépêche de Kabylie, par DDK, 16/09/2017

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[India] Top universities banned from using foreign funding

An interior ministry order banning several top institutions, including the University of Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University, as well as major research bodies such as the Indian Council of Medical Research, from receiving foreign funds has raised questions around the autonomy of these institutions, as well as the future of foreign-funded projects. (...) - University World News, by Ranjit Devraj, 15 September 2017 Issue No:474
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Pay up or retract? Survey creator's demands for money rile some health researchers

Pay up or retract? Survey creator's demands for money rile some health researchers | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Researchers asked to pay thousands to use copyrighted questionnaire that examines adherence to drug regimens (...) - Science, by Adam Marcus, 2018/09/13

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Faculty promotion must assess reproducibility

Research institutions should explicitly seek job candidates who can be frankly self-critical of their work, says Jeffrey Flier. (...) - Nature, by Jeffrey Flier, 12 September 2017

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[US] Congress Rejects Trump Proposals to Cut Health Research Funds

[US] Congress Rejects Trump Proposals to Cut Health Research Funds | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Congress has rejected President Trump’s plan to cut funds for biomedical research and would instead increase spending by the National Institutes of Health. (...) - New York Times, by Robert Pear, Sep 11 2017

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What should ECRs and PhDers consider when choosing a conference? Purpose, cost, and motivation

What should ECRs and PhDers consider when choosing a conference? Purpose, cost, and motivation | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

For many early-career researchers and those studying for a PhD, settling on which conference(s) to attend can be a tough and fraught decision. So what is the most important thing to consider? Pat Thomson suggests three answers to this question, covering why you believe you should go to an event, whether it represents value for money, and whether or not you truly want to go. (...) - Blog LSE 'Impact of Social Sciences', by Pat Thompson, 2017/09/08

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Post-publication blues: how getting published can be the beginning and not the end of your publication woes

Post-publication blues: how getting published can be the beginning and not the end of your publication woes | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

To many authors, the point of publication can feel like the culmination of a process; the moment one’s troubles are over. But for many others, it can mark the start of a new set of wholly unanticipated problems. Elizabeth Gadd discusses some of the challenges she has faced after having her own papers published; from a lack of certainty about rights retained, through unwelcome surprises emerging after the copy editing process, to the interminable wait for a paper to be recognised by important abstract and indexing databases. (...) - Blog LSE 'Impact of social sciences', by Elisabeth Gadd, 2017/09/07

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[Australia] Rankings results show ‘risks posed by HE cuts plan’

The threat from Chinese universities to Australian universities' standing in international rankings, demonstrated in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, has led to claims that a planned AU$2.8 billion (US$2.2 billion) government cut to universities’ funding will weaken their competitiveness internationally. (...) - University World News, by Geoff Maslen, 06 September 2017 Issue No:473
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Researchers riled by lack of detail in Brexit science plans

Researchers riled by lack of detail in Brexit science plans | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

UK government document fails to extinguish concerns over funding and migration. 


More than one year after UK citizens voted to leave the European Union, and close to three months into ‘Brexit’ negotiations, the British government has finally laid out how it would like to handle scientific relationships with the EU after it leaves the bloc in 2019. Many scientists are less than impressed. (...) - Nature, by Daniel Cresse, 6 Sep 2017

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Budget battle looms for US science programmes

Budget battle looms for US science programmes | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Competing spending priorities in the House of Representative and Senate could push funding negotiations into December. (...) - Nature, by Raphael Lallensack, 05 September 2017

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Equal opportunities for female academics requires social and structural change

Equal opportunities for female academics requires social and structural change | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

A formula must be devised to ensure women are not handicapped in the promotion stakes because of time devoted to having and raising children (...) - Irish Times, by William Reville, Sep 1, 2017

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