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Ivorian researchers and government unite to fortify R&D

Ivorian researchers and government unite to fortify R&D | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Côte d'Ivoire has published a policy document for scientific research that outlines plans for invigorating national research for development. (...) - SciDev.Net

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UK universities face collapse into mediocrity, says rankings compiler

UK universities face collapse into mediocrity, says rankings compiler | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Leading British universities have fallen down Times Higher Education league tables as Asian institutions climb. (...) - The Guardian

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The limits of North American forms of university governance

The limits of North American forms of university governance | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The latest round of international rankings of universities have been announced and they are now subject to the close scrutiny of academic leaders and national government officials. Much is at stake for both groups since conventional wisdom holds that these rankings speak to the strength and wellbeing of institutions and also reflect similar aspects of the nations themselves.

 

As a result, governments increasingly focus on the quality of their universities, the degree of access they provide, research and the production of new knowledge and its applications, and the extent to which graduates’ knowledge and skills are aligned with workforce needs and aspirations. (...) - University World News

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Want to Change Academic Publishing? Just Say No

Want to Change Academic Publishing? Just Say No | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Companies shouldn't make millions from the free labor of professors.

 

When I became a professor, 20 years ago, I received a request from a woman who lived close to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where I taught: Could she come and talk to me about a set of interests she was developing, in the area of my own specialty in anthropology, and get my advice on applying to graduate school? We spoke for about 45 minutes in my office, at the end of which she asked, "How much do I owe you?" (...) - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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China: Country scores top ranking in overseas student numbers

The number of Chinese students pursuing higher education in overseas universities increased to 339,700 in 2011 and accounted for 14% of all the international students studying overseas, writes Li Aoxue for China Daily.

A recent report prepared by the Center for China and Globalisation and published by the Social Sciences Academic Press on 17 September, gave China the top ranking in terms of overseas students. It is also part of efforts by the government to provide statistical information on Chinese students studying abroad.

- University World News

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Publish or perish in China

Publish or perish in China | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The pressure to rack up publications in high-impact journals could encourage misconduct, some say. (...) - Nature via Collectif PAPERA

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Figures reveal huge drop in students starting university

The number of mainstream students set to start higher education courses in England this year is down 62,000, or 17 per cent, on last year's figures, analysis by Times Higher Education suggests. (...) - By John Morgan, Times Higher Education

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British universities urged to get more ambitious on fund-raising

Charitable donations to universities could triple to £2 billion ($3.2 billion) a year within a decade if institutions continue to invest in fund-raising, a report says.

The Review of Philanthropy in Higher Education led by Shirley Pearce, former vice-chancellor of Loughborough University, found that just 1.2 percent of British alumni give to their alma maters, compared with 10 percent of U.S. graduates. - By Jack Grove for Times Higher Education, September 13, 2012, Inside Higher Ed

 

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One big mess: When universities meet the UK Border Agency...

My, what a week this has been! And what a big, big mess – not just for the students involved, or the university, but also for the sector. Last week the UK Border Agency (UKBA) officially withdrew London Metropolitan University’s licence enabling it to accept non-EU students. In short, London Met no longer has the kite mark – ‘fully trusted’ – meaning it has failed to meet the rules for compliance. (...) - University World News

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Sri Lanka: Government closes all universities after two-month lecturer strike

Sri Lanka’s Higher Education Ministry last week closed down all state universities and several other higher education institutions until further notice. The decision was taken after a two-month strike by university academics reached a critical stage.

Fifteen universities and six other institutions were closed indefinitely. Protests and boycotts involving both lecturers and students have taken place countrywide. (...) - University World News

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UK: Tuition fees increase led to 15,000 fewer applicants

UK: Tuition fees increase led to 15,000 fewer applicants | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Coalition's controversial education reforms have led to a 'clear drop' in students applying for university places... The Guardian

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Universities are failing at teaching social media

Universities are failing at teaching social media | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Social networking may have been born in a dorm room. But when it comes to equipping students with the social media skills demanded by today's jobs, colleges are failing miserably.

 

-- "Overall, the higher education system is failing to prepare students with the needed digital and social skill set in any meaningful way," says Dr. William Ward of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. "Higher education, like business, needs a culture shift." (...) - Fortune Tech

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Should UK universities take social work education more seriously?

Should UK universities take social work education more seriously? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
In Finland, where social care has higher status, students often take two degrees. Can the UK learn from their experience?

Despite teaching students how to protect some of the most vulnerable members of society, social work is still regarded by some universities as less prestigious than other subjects, according to Dr Martin Webber, reader in social work at the University of York. He says this is partly because of its vocational element. (...) - The Guardian, by Claire Burke, 1 October 2012

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Universities in Europe and Asia must collaborate, say rectors

Universities in Europe and Asia must collaborate to make their graduates employable in a globalised world, with joint programmes and dual degrees paving the way for greater student mobility, heads of universities in 37 Asian and European countries heard at a major conference in The Netherlands this week.

Although some joint degrees exist between European and Asian universities, Karsten Warnecke, deputy executive director of the Singapore-based Europe Asia Foundation, said there were eight times more Asian students going to Europe than European students going to Asia. (...) - University World News, Yojana Sharma, 28 September 2012

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The academic birth rate

The academic birth rate | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Production and reproduction of the research work force, and its effect on innovation and research misconduct. - EMBO reports

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Creative arts and research-intensive universities: a crucial partnership

At first sight the creative arts and research-intensive universities may not seem what you would call “a match made in heaven”. Yet, a new briefing paper published by the League of European Research Universities argues that university strategy and cultural policy can form a crucial partnership and that investing in the field of creativity provokes additional benefits for the institutions, their staff and students. (...)  - LERU : League of European Research Universities

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Oxford et le mythe universitaire

Oxford et le mythe universitaire | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Le 19 juin dernier, en toge et toque universitaires, sourire fier et discours ému, l'opposante birmane Aung San Suu Kyi recevait un doctorat honorifique de l'université d'Oxford.

Un système universitaire unique

Lorsque l'on est une ancienne étudiante française, assise sur l'herbe d'un des collèges d'Oxford, au sud de l'Angleterre, on se prend à rêver qu'on en est. Constat à la fois émerveillé et quelque peu désabusé face à un véritable mythe, quatrième université mondiale selon le classement du "Times Higher Education Supplement's".(...) - huffingtonpost.fr

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OECD – Who studies abroad and where?

In 2010, more than 4.1 million tertiary students were enrolled outside their country of citizenship. Luxembourg, Australia, the United Kingdom, Austria, Switzerland and New Zealand have, in descending order, the highest percentages of international students among their tertiary enrolments. (...) - University World News

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Japan's Political Turmoil Threatens University Funding and Delays New Energy Policy

Japan's Political Turmoil Threatens University Funding and Delays New Energy Policy | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Political squabbles are playing havoc with Japan's scientific efforts. The nation's universities could face a cash flow crisis later this fall if the legislature can't agree on a deficit spending bill, which would force the government to suspend paying operating grants. Infighting over the future of nuclear power in Japan is being blamed for a sudden delay in announcing a new energy policy that was due today. And last Friday, the Ministry of Education requested a 6.7% increase, to $14.7 billion, in science-related funding for the fiscal year beginning next April. But those numbers could change as a result of an election that is expected within the next couple of months. The vote is likely to bring in a different ruling party—and a corresponding change in funding priorities before Japan's budget is finalized at the end of the year.(...) - ScienceInsider

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Brésil-université: loi sur les quotas raciaux

La présidente du Brésil, Dilma Rousseff, a promulgué mercredi une loi qui réserve la moitié des places dans les universités fédérales aux étudiants venant des écoles publiques et qui donne la priorité aux noirs, métis et indiens.

La loi avait été approuvée au début du mois par le Sénat après 13 ans de débats et a été promulguée par la présidente en présence des ministres de l'Education, Aloizio Mercadante, et de l'Egalité raciale, Luiza Bairros, a déclaré le service de presse de la présidence. - Europe1.fr

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Germany:Higher education heads criticise Bologna impact

Heads of Germany’s higher education institutions say they see severe shortcomings in the new bachelor degrees introduced as part of Bologna reforms and warn that they are failing to supply the graduates the country needs.

Horst Hippler, president of the Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK), which represents the heads of higher education institutions, said the reforms had “failed to achieve the key goals”. - University World News

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Espagne : un prof de fac découvre qu’il a été viré en tirant de l’argent

« Je suis arrivée jeudi dernier à 10 heures du soir à la gare de Chamartin (Madrid) après une semaine de vacances. Je me suis approchée d’un distributeur pour sortir de l’rgent pour mon taxi. Là, j’ai vu que j’avais 12 000 euros sur mon compte. J’ai pensé que le distributeur était devenu fou parce que je n ’avais que 2 000 euros d’économie. Le lendemain, j’ai remis le nez dans mes comptes et j’ai vu que j’avais eu un virement de 10 000 euros. Objet : indemnisation pour licenciement. Voila comment j’ai été viré de Universidad Rey Juan Carlos “ (...) - Rue89

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