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NSF director unveils big ideas

France Córdova, the director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, Virginia, has unveiled a research agenda intended to both shape the agency's next few decades and win over the next U.S. president and Congress. The nine "big ideas" she presented last week to the National Science Board are meant to illustrate how increased support for the type of basic research that NSF funds can help answer pressing societal problems. They range from how humans interact with technology to how climate change in the polar regions will impact the global economy, environment, and culture. Córdova admits that it's unusual for a federal agency to talk publicly about its long-range budget plans. But she is betting that touting the agency's capabilities during an election year will pay dividends after voters have chosen a successor to President Barack Obama.  (....) - Science, by Jeffrey Mervis, 13 May 2016

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Research funding: Reform oversight of Italy's science funds

We wish to highlight the stark contrast between the hardship in Italy's publicly funded research community (see G. Parisi Nature 530, 33; 2016) and the reportedly largely unused sums of money allocated to a single research institute over the past 12 years. (...) - Nature, by Ernesto Carafoli & Cesare Montecucco, 12 May 2016
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Head of Taiwan's Academia Sinica resigns

Head of Taiwan's Academia Sinica resigns | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Biochemist Wong Chi-Huey was under fire for alleged insider trading.

The head of Academia Sinica, Taiwan's collection of national laboratories, stepped down yesterday under pressure for alleged insider stock trading and a conflict of interest.(...) - Science, by Dennis Normile, May. 11, 2016

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[China] Millionaire research scientists on the rise

Government’s push to put science and technology at the forefront of the nation’s development is creating a new breed of highly paid scientific academics who are leading the nation’s rise as a global power in scientific research, writes Stephen Chen for South China Morning Post. (...) - University World News, by South China Morning Post07 May 2016 Issue No:412
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Could shrinking NSF’s beloved Indicators be a boon to researchers?

Could shrinking NSF’s beloved Indicators be a boon to researchers? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Agency rethinks approach to its massive biennial statistical report.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pondering that seemingly paradoxical approach as part of rethinking Science and Engineering Indicators—the agency’s massive biennial statistical bible covering everything from spending on research and education to regional development, trade, and public attitudes toward science. (...) - Science, by Jeffrey Mervis, May 4, 2016

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[US] Faculty positions: Tenure figures tumble

Academia is moving towards more part-time positions, and fewer tenured ones.

The number of US faculty members who have tenure or are on the tenure track is falling, according to a report by the American Association of University Professors in Washington DC. Over the past 40 years, the proportion of the academic labour force that is in a full-time tenured position has shrunk by one-quarter, and the proportion in tenure-track posts has halved, reports Higher Education at a Crossroads. (...) - Nature 533, 135 (2016)

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Universités américaines : le cauchemar de la dette étudiante

Universités américaines : le cauchemar de la dette étudiante | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Aux États-Unis, des millions d’étudiants sont contraints de s’endetter lourdement pour pouvoir financer leurs études supérieures. Seuls ou avec leur famille, ils empruntent des dizaines de milliers de dollars sur plusieurs années, mais ils ne parviennent pas toujours à rembourser leurs dettes à leur sortie de l’université et sont contraints de démarrer leur vie active […] - Nouvelles de France, par Eric Martin, 30/04/2016

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[Germany] Programme to create ‘Ivy League’ gets extra funds

The programme designed to create a German ‘Ivy League’ will be extended indefinitely, giving a handful of the country’s top universities a yearly bonus of at least €10 million (US$11.3 million) in extra funding, writes Gretchen Vogel for Science. (...) - University World News, by Science29 April 2016 Issue No:411
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Facs: tous les regards se tournent vers l'Asie

Facs: tous les regards se tournent vers l'Asie | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Quatre établissements asiatiques figurent cette année au top 10 des jeunes universités les plus dynamiques du monde. De quoi faire de l’ombre à la traditionnelle domination anglo-saxonne. (...) - Courrier International, 26/4/2016

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[UK] Science could suffer from Brexit – Lords report

A powerful United Kingdom parliamentary committee has warned that Britain could lose high-level strategic influence over not only European but more widely international science policy in the event of a Brexit after the June referendum on continued membership. (...) - University World News, by David Jobbins, 21 April 2016 Issue No:410
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L'indépendance des chercheurs suisses menacée? - SWI swissinfo.ch

L'indépendance des chercheurs suisses menacée? - SWI swissinfo.ch | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Presque tous les acteurs de l’industrie pharmaceutique ont passé des contrats avec des universités suisses. Merck Serono s’est notamment offert trois chaires à l’Ecole polytechnique fédérale et bénéficie ainsi d’un droit de regard sur les publications, révèle la télévision suisse alémanique. (...) - SwissInfo, 21/04/2016
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Ministers believe students ‘aren’t getting their money’s worth’ at top universities

Ministers believe students ‘aren’t getting their money’s worth’ at top universities | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Government ministers are questioning whether tuition fee costs of up to £9,000 at some of the UK’s top universities can be justified given the “quality and intensity of teaching.” As reported by The Telegraph, the revelation has come to light after images of a private memo were leaked on Monday as an unnamed official carried meeting notes from Number 10 to the Cabinet Office. (...) The Independent, by Aftab Ali, 19 April, 2016

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Damning report on effectiveness of innovation institute

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology or EIT, set up by the European Union to bring together academic research, science and business, is not as effective as it could be and is beset with management problems, according to a damning new report by the European Court of Auditors.  (...) - University World News, by Yojana Sharma15 April 2016 Issue No:409
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UK's university gender gap is a national scandal, says thinktank

UK's university gender gap is a national scandal, says thinktank | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Report calls for efforts to recruit more male students, including a ‘take our sons to university day’. (....) - The guardian, by Sally Weale, 12 May 2016

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Campus européen créé par cinq Universités, dont Bâle

Campus européen créé par cinq Universités, dont Bâle | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

La nouvelle entité, à cheval sur la France, l'Allemagne et la Suisse, espère développer des synergies qui doperont la recherche. (...) - La tribune de Genève, 11/05/2016

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A Culture of Speed: Anticipation, Acceleration and Individualization in Academic Science.

A Culture of Speed: Anticipation, Acceleration and Individualization in Academic Science. | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Ruth Müller draws attention to the social and epistemic effects of a culture of speed in academia. Her research looks at how this wider culture has produced in particular two modes of being and relating for researchers: anticipatory acceleration and latent individualization. These modes could have significant effects on the type of research questions explored and on scientific networks of collaboration. To whose benefit is it that we are racing? (...) - Blog of LSE 'Impact of Social sciences', by Ruth Müller, 2016/05/11
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[Argentina] Universities to strike over lack of funds

The Federation of University Teachers called for a general strike last week, to which 53 institutions of higher education pledged their support, reports Prensa Latina. According to several media outlets, the secretary-general of the teachers’ union, Daniel Ricci, has claimed that the financial situation in higher education is very serious due to the lack of funds. Ricci also noted that the increase in electricity, gas and water tariffs had damaged universities and added that they may not be able to pay salaries or services. (...) - University World News, by Prensa Latina07 May 2016 Issue No:412
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Science gets little attention in Australian budget

Science gets little attention in Australian budget | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Scientists are pleased there are apparently no further cuts.


Blink and you missed it. Science got barely a mention in Australia’s 2016–17 federal budget released yesterday. Total spending won’t be known until someone tallies the line items scattered across government departments. But there is little to suggest any recovery from the $2.2 billion decline in support for science, innovation, and research since 2014. It was “no surprise that there is little new for science in [the] budget,” says Catriona Jackson, CEO of Science and Technology Australia in Canberra, the country’s top scientific society. (...) - Science, by Leigh Dayton, May 4, 2016

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[Algérie] Nombre important de postes budgétaires vacants dans le secteur de l'Enseignement supérieur

Le ministre de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche scientifique, Tahar Hadjar a indiqué mardi à Alger qu'un "nombre important de postes budgétaires sont vacants" dans son secteur, selon un communiqué de l'Assemblée populaire nationale (APN). M. Hadjar qui a présenté un exposé devant la commission des finances et du budget de l'APN dans le cadre de l'examen du projet de loi portant règlement budgétaire 2013, a précisé que la vacance de ces postes budgétaires était motivée par plusieurs facteurs dont l'"l'absence de candidats qualifiés sur le plan pédagogique dans certaines spécialités". (...) - L'Econews, 3/5/2016

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E.U. urged to free all scientific papers by 2020

E.U. urged to free all scientific papers by 2020 | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Dutch push for a quantum leap in open access .

One of the perks of holding the rotating presidency of the European Union is that it gives a member state a 6-month megaphone to promote its favorite policy ideas. For the Netherlands, which took over the presidency on 1 January, one surprising priority is open access (OA) to the scientific literature. Last week, the Dutch government held a 2-day meeting here in which European policymakers, research funders, librarians, and publishers discussed how to advance OA. The meeting produced an Amsterdam Call to Action that included the ambition to make all new papers published in the European Union freely available by 2020. (...) - Science, by Martin Enserink, Apr. 14, 2016


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European Commission displays at Amsterdam the ambition free all the new scientific articles published in E.U. by 2020 
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Australia’s national labs learn details of staff cuts

Australia’s national labs learn details of staff cuts | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Climate scientists skeptical of plans for new center.


After months of uncertainty, scientists at Australia’s premier research agency today learned their fate. More than 275 jobs will be cut, with climate science taking the biggest hit. Up to 75 jobs will be lopped from the Oceans and Atmosphere division of the Commonwealth Scientific and Technological Organization (CSIRO) as part of a restructuring first announced in February by CSIRO Chief Executive Larry Marshall. (...) - Science Magazine, by Leigh Dayton, Apr 26, 2016

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[SPAIN] Très chères universités publiques

[SPAIN] Très chères universités publiques | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Le pays affiche des frais d’inscription dans l’enseignement supérieur parmi les plus élevés en Europe et de spectaculaires disparités régionales. Etudiants et syndicats réclament la gratuité pour tous. (...) - Courrier International, 22/04/2016

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[Germany] Universities want transparency in links with industry

German university heads have welcomed proposals by the Stifterverband – a network of foundations, businesses and individuals supporting the country’s higher education and research – for improved transparency in collaborations between universities and industry. (...) - University World News, by Michael Gardner, 22 April 2016 Issue No:410
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Québec refuse de s'engager sur les droits de scolarité pour étudiants étrangers

Québec refuse de s'engager sur les droits de scolarité pour étudiants étrangers | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Le gouvernement Couillard refuse de s'engager à ne pas augmenter les droits de scolarité des étudiants étrangers. (...) - La Presse, par Patrice Bergeron, 20/04/2016

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UK government pulls back from rule ‘gagging’ researchers

UK government pulls back from rule ‘gagging’ researchers | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Research-council grants will escape anti-lobbying crackdown, government confirms.


UK university scientists who receive public funds will not be prevented by an ‘anti-lobbying’ rule from speaking about the political implications of their work, the government has confirmed. (...) - Nature, by Daniel Cressey, 19 April 2016

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