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En Espagne, la fuite des cerveaux se poursuit

En Espagne, la fuite des cerveaux se poursuit | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

La crise a obligé des milliers de jeunes scientifiques formés en Espagne à partir travailler à l’étranger. (...) - La Croix, 17/11/2015

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Big five still dominate in share of world’s researchers

The number of researchers has risen by 21% to 7.8 million since 2007 with a corresponding explosion in scientific publications, according to the newly-released UNESCO Science Report: Towards 2030. But 72% of the world’s researchers can still be found in the European Union, China, Russia, the United States and Japan.

The European Union remained world leader with a 22.2% share of researchers, but since 2011 China (19.1%) has overtaken the US (16.7%), as predicted in the UNESCO Science Report 2010.  (...) - University World News, by Nicola Jenvey14 November 2015 Issue No:390

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Science is our future - it deserves support

Science is our future - it deserves support | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Lord Rutherford, known as the father of nuclear physics, famously said: ‘We haven’t got any money, so we’ll have to think’.

British science has taken that attitude for many years, with quite remarkable outputs from relatively low levels of funding. We are rightly proud of what we have managed to achieve despite this – a huge fraction of the world’s scientific output comes from scientists based in the UK. (...) - Research Information, by Julian Huppert, 11 November 2015

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Equal opportunities: Women in science

Laureate Ada Yonath was dismissed as a dreamer, until she did pioneering work on the structure of the ribosome. We ask why there are so few women Nobel laureates. Although there is a better gender balance in science today, the battle is not yet won. (...) - Blog Nature, by Julie Gould, 10 November 2015

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Academia.edu crowdsources speedy peer review solution

Academia.edu crowdsources speedy peer review solution | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

PaperRank service will allow researchers to rate papers online in bid to accelerate and open up process (...) - Times Higher Education, by Chris Havergal, November 5, 2015

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Academics: you are going to fail, so learn how to do it better

Academics: you are going to fail, so learn how to do it better | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Unsuccessful endeavours are a crucial part of academia – use these five tips to make the most of them (...) - The Guardian, by Alexander Clark and Bailey Sousa, 4 November 2015

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, December 8, 2015 11:15 AM

L'échec est le quotidien de toute personne qui crée, c'est bien de la rappeler, d'apprendre à savoir le vivre, le gérer ;-)

Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, December 8, 2015 5:26 PM

... and at least, thanks those who give you advice about your failures and ask for it

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Canada creates science-minister post

Canada's new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, took office on 4 November — and as one of his first acts, created the post of Minister of Science. (...) - Nature, by Nicola Jones, 04 November 2015

 

 

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Open Access at a Crossroads

Open Access at a Crossroads | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Last week marked the annual celebration/marketing event that is Open Access Week, and this year it seemed something of a mixed bag. Open access (OA) is growing into maturity, and has rapidly become integrated into the scholarly publishing landscape over the last fifteen or so years. We have now reached a point where experiments have been in place for a while and results can be analyzed. Early assumptions can now be measured and the move to OA seems to have reached something of a crossroads. (...) - the scholarly kitchen, by David Crotty, Octobre 28, 2015

 

 

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Julien Hering, PhD's curator insight, November 30, 2015 9:41 AM

#openaccess at a crossroads? what do you think about this critical issue for #openscience?

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Science papers rarely cited in negative ways

Just 2.4% of citations from an immunology journal present disagreements with previous work. (...) - Nature, by Philip Ball, 26 October 2015

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Africa produces just 1.1% of global scientific knowledge - but change is coming

Africa produces just 1.1% of global scientific knowledge - but change is coming | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

There are just 79 scientists per million Africans, compared to 4,500 per million people in the United States (...) - The Guardian, by Tom Kariaku, 26 October 2015

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Wellcome Trust to fund more long-term projects to counter ‘pressure to publish’

Wellcome Trust to fund more long-term projects to counter ‘pressure to publish’ | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Director Jeremy Farrar argues that current research culture damages scientists’ ability ‘to dream’ (...) - Times higher Education, by David Matthews, October 21, 2015

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Fellowships ‘succeed in getting female researchers back into scholarship’

Fellowships ‘succeed in getting female researchers back into scholarship’ | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Vast majority find position in STEM-related careers, although fewer stay in research over the longer term (...) - Times Higher Education, by David Matthews, October 16, 2015

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EU announces EUR 16 bn for research in 2016, 2017

EU announces EUR 16 bn for research in 2016, 2017 | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The EU has announced a renewed focus on creating jobs, growth and investment as it revealed EUR 16 billion to fund research in 2016 and 2017. (...) - Horizon Magazine - European Commission, by Steve Gillman, 14 October 2015

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Chilean scientists protest poor working conditions

Chilean scientists protest poor working conditions | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Researchers demand more money and more jobs.

 

Frustrated scientists in Chile have taken to the streets to protest against low research spending, frail science institutions, poor career prospects—and what they see as the government's overall disregard for science. (...) - Science, by Tania Rabesandratana, 16 November 2015

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Women in science: A returner’s perspective

Women in science: A returner’s perspective | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Although prospects are challenging, help is indeed out there for women looking to get back into academia after having a career break.(...) - Naturejobs Blog, by Sara Burton, 13 november 2015

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How to judge scientists’ strengths

How to judge scientists’ strengths | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Institute director’s struggle with hundreds of applications triggers online discussion of assessment of researchers. (...) - Nature, by Dalmeet Singh Chawla, 11 November 2015

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European Commission names seven researchers as its top science advisers

High-level panel includes outgoing head of CERN, Europe's particle-physics laboratory.

 

The outgoing head of CERN, Europe’s particle-physics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland, is one of seven researchers who will form a panel to provide independent scientific advice to the European Commission. (...) - Nature, by Richard Van Noorden, 10 November 2015

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[Marocco] Academic suspends hunger strike as travel ban is lifted

Moroccan academic Maati Monjib has suspended his three-week hunger strike after authorities ended a travel ban imposed on him. But he has been accused of destabilising state security and might face up to five years in prison.(...) - University World News, by Wagdy Sawahel, 05 November 2015 Issue No:389

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Valuing publicly engaged research

Scientists engaging with members of the public and other stakeholders have yet to gain recognition for doing so.

 

Giving adequate credit to scientists engaged with various publics and other stakeholders could stimulate many more to do it (...) - EuroScientist Webzine, 4 November 2015
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University rankings and research collaboration: interview with Phil Baty

University rankings and research collaboration: interview with Phil Baty | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

An Interview with Phil Baty: he talks about the importance of research collaboration in improving performance in global league tables & university rankings (...) - Piirus Blog, by Dennis Relojo, November 3, 2015

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Why peer review needs a good going over

Why peer review needs a good going over | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The process is a vital to academia but many are unhappy with how it works. New research sets out to explore where peer review falls short of expectations (...) - The Guardian, by Elaine Devine, 28 October 2015

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US budget deal could ease uncertainty over science spending

Tentative agreement would ease the mandatory spending caps known as sequestration.  (...) - Nature, by Chris Cesare, 28 October 2015

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Papers retracted after authors used unauthorised data from junior researchers

Papers retracted after authors used unauthorised data from junior researchers | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Cases underscore concerns about use of younger researchers’ work by senior colleagues without permission (...) - Times Higher Education, by David Matthews, October 22, 2015

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Russian Scientists Told to Submit Papers to Security Service

Russian Scientists Told to Submit Papers to Security Service | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

A biology institute at one of Russia’s leading universities is requiring scientists to get their papers approved by the federal security service before submitting them to conferences or journals, Nature reported. Nature cites minutes from a meeting at the A. N. Belozersky Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology at Lomonosov Moscow State University instructing scientists on how to comply with a recently amended state secrets law. (...) - Inside Higher Ed, October 21, 2015

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New studies cast further doubt on scientific standards

New studies cast further doubt on scientific standards | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Reports question whether scientists are removing sources of bias in experiments involving animals (...) - Times higher Education, by David Matthews, October 14 2015

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