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Why do academics work so much?

Why do academics work so much? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Recently a Forbes article claimed that being an academic was the least stressful job of 2013. However, a storm of protest on social media forced the author to add an addendum acknowledging that this probably wasn’t the case. (...) - The Thesis Whisperer, January 15, 2013

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Japan Stimulus to Boost Science

TOKYO—Japan's government today approved a plan to spend $116 billion to jump-start the economy and set the stage for long-term growth. Sources in the Japanese press are hinting that research on renewable energy and on stem cells could land a significant chunk of the new cash.(...) - ScienceInsider, by Dennis Normile on 11 January 2013

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Non-EU postgraduate numbers in UK fall for first time in 16 years

Non-EU postgraduate numbers in UK fall for first time in 16 years | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Number of postgraduate students travelling to UK from non-EU countries fell 1% in 2011/12 academic year. (...) - by Matthew Taylor, guardian.co.uk, 11 January 2013

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Where are university websites hiding all their research?

Where are university websites hiding all their research? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Are UK universities doing enough to make research accessible to students, funders and the public? Claire Shaw reports (...) - by Claire Shaw, Guardian Professional, 10 January 2013

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Universités québécoises: de faux déficits?

Universités québécoises: de faux déficits? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Les universités ont fabriqué des déficits pour convaincre le gouvernement de majorer leurs budgets et d'augmenter les frais de scolarité, soutient la Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec. (..) - canoe.ca, par Régys Caron, 11/01/2013

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US fiscal deal leaves science vulnerable

US fiscal deal leaves science vulnerable | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Congress delays mandatory cuts to agencies.

 

Law-makers in Washington DC greeted the new year with a frantic deal meant to avert a fiscal crisis. But the bill that passed the Senate and the House in pre-dawn votes on 1 and 2 January keeps researchers on tenterhooks for at least another two months by delaying mandatory spending cuts that could threaten science funding. (...) - Nature, by Heidi Ledford, 02 January 2013

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Science must be seen to bridge the political divide

Science must be seen to bridge the political divide | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Scientists in the United States are often perceived as a Democratic interest group. For science’s sake this has to change, argues Daniel Sarewitz. (...) - Nature, 493, 7 (03 January 2013), by Daniel Sarewitz

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[Québec] Universités: gérer dans l'incertitude

[Québec] Universités: gérer dans l'incertitude | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

À quelques jours de la tenue de la troisième rencontre thématique préparatoire au Sommet sur l'enseignement supérieur, rencontre qui portera sur le financement et la (...) - La Presse, par Luce Samoisette et Daniel Zizian, Présidente du conseil d'administration; PDG de la Conférence des recteurs et des principaux des universités du Québec, 08/01/2013

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[Belgique] Professeurs d'université: toujours au travail après 65 ans?

[Belgique] Professeurs d'université: toujours au travail après 65 ans? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Le ministre des Pensions, Alexander De Croo, craint un exode des cerveaux. Il évoque "une politique néfaste qui va nous faire subir à terme une gueule de bois sociétale et économique". (...) - Libre.be, 07/01/2013

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Trop bons, les Asiatiques sont les pestiférés de l’Université américaine

Trop bons, les Asiatiques sont les pestiférés de l’Université américaine | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Je préfère prévenir : je vais employer des mots tabous. Je vais parler de Juifs, de Noirs, de Blancs, d’Asiatiques, et de race et d’ethnicité. Pas moyen de faire autrement. Aux Etats-Unis, il est difficile d’oublier sa couleur de peau ou son origine, les «  communautés  » elles-mêmes s’en réclamant à cor et à cri pour être sûres que la société ne les lèse en aucune façon. (...) - Rue89, par Hélène Crié-Wiesner, 04/01/2013

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La majorité des présidents d’universités américaines approuvent les cours en ligne

La majorité des présidents d’universités américaines approuvent les cours en ligne | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

L’apprentissage en ligne s’est développé rapidement en 2012 avec l’émergence des MOOCs. Tandis que les opinions divergent au sujet de l’intérêt des cours en ligne, les plus optimistes se trouvent être les présidents d’universités.(...) - L'Atelier: Disruptive innovation, 4/01/2013

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India Unveils Ambitious Science Policy

KOLKATA, INDIA—The Indian government today adopted a new science, technology, and innovation policy that calls for doubling the investment in science in the next 5 years and establishing India among the top five nations in output of scientific publications by the end of the decade. The initiative differs from a similar announcement a decade ago in that it emphasizes innovation but does not specify bold new actions.(...) - ScienceInsider, by Pallava Bagla on 3 January 2013

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La délocalisation des universités, une stratégie adaptée au milieu?

L'Université de Sherbrooke à Longueuil, l'Université du Québec à Rimouski à Lévis, l'Université de Montréal à Laval... Toutes ces institutions multiplient leurs sites d'activité, allant parfois s'installer à quelques pas les unes des autres. Certains y voient une saine concurrence qui répond à des besoins réels, d'autres y perçoivent le symptôme d'une dérive dans la gestion des universités. Nous faisons le point sur ce débat à quelques jours de la troisième rencontre préparatoire au sommet sur la gouvernance des universités québécoises. (...) - Radio-Canada.ca, 13/01/2013

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Major research council opts for open access policy

Major research council opts for open access policy | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

 Australia’s major non-medical research funding organisation has adopted a new, open access policy that means the results of all the research it backs must be made freely available. This will require the published results to be deposited in an ‘open access institutional repository’ within 12 months of the date of publication in a journal. (...) - University World News, by Geoff Maslen, 10 January 2013, Issue No:254

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Survey Results: Why People Decide to Work in Higher Ed

Survey Results: Why People Decide to Work in Higher Ed | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

As we reported last week, we have started rolling out the results of our fall surveys with those newer-to-higher ed (“newbies” and those that have been in higher ed for a longer period of time (“veterans”).  Today we’ll let you know what these 464 people told us about why they decided to work in higher ed. (...) - Inside Higher Ed, by Dayna Catropa and Margaret Andrews, January 10, 2013

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5 suggestions to the Norwegian government about women professors

5 suggestions to the Norwegian government about women professors | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The single most important success factor for increasing gender equality and gender balance in the workplace is engagement from top leadership. (...) - by Curt Rice, January 10, 2013

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#overlyhonestmethods is the PostSecret of the science world, and it is amazing

#overlyhonestmethods is the PostSecret of the science world, and it is amazing | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Yesterday, a neuroscience postdoc by the name of Leigh started a hashtag on twitter called #overlyhonestmethods. Then came the confessions. Have you ever conducted scientific research?
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See also a curation of #overlyhonestmethods tweets : http://imgur.com/a/x77kL

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Belgique : Pourquoi le paysage de l’enseignement supérieur doit changer et pourquoi il faut éviter de diaboliser le changement

Belgique : Pourquoi le paysage de l’enseignement supérieur doit changer et pourquoi il faut éviter de diaboliser le changement | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Une véritable tempête médiatique s’est abattue ces dernières semaines sur l’avant-projet de décret déposé par le Ministre Jean-Claude Marcourt à propos de l’organisation de l’enseignement supérieur de la Communauté française de Belgique. Et le moins que l’on puisse dire, c’est que le tir est groupé et bien orchestré. C’est d’ailleurs, au passage, une démonstration de force impressionnante qui, en soi, devrait nous inciter à nous méfier de la réaction. (...) | Libres examens. Blog-notes de Didier Viviers, Recteur de l'Université libre de Bruxelles, 07/01/2013

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In search of credit

In search of credit | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Explicit recognition of researchers’ contributions to science is becoming more comprehensive. Not before time — especially as a means of crediting referees. (...) - Nature 493, 5 (03 January 2013) Editorial

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USA: Budget Cuts Hit Chicago's Field Museum

USA: Budget Cuts Hit Chicago's Field Museum | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Reeling from its heavy debt load and the recession, The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois, announced plans on Tuesday to cut its annual budget for scientific programs and research. In a meeting with staff members, the museum's president, Richard Lariviere, explained that the museum needed to shave $5 million from its overall budget of about $70 million—a 7% cut. The bulk of those savings—$3 million—would come from its science departments. (... ) - ScienceInsider, by Virginia Morell on 20 December 2012

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USA: New Head of NIH Appropriations Panel Known for Conservative Views and Support for Research Spending

USA: New Head of NIH Appropriations Panel Known for Conservative Views and Support for Research Spending | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA), the incoming chair of the U.S. House of Representatives panel that controls the budget of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has a long-standing reputation as a conservative budget hawk intent on reducing government spending. He's also known for being skeptical that humans are contributing to climate change and for rejecting Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. But although that record might make many scientists anxious, his reputation as an inside operator who understands the importance of funding research makes many science boosters breathe a little easier. (...) - ScienceInsider, by Randy Barrett on 7 January 2013

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European Students' Union confronts democratic deficit

European Students' Union confronts democratic deficit | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago the European Students' Union (ESU) celebrated its 30th anniversary. It has been an exciting history for an organisation that started in 1982 as a European information bureau for Western students: a reaction to Soviet domination of the international student movement. In 1989, when the Berlin Wall came down, it opened its doors to student movements from across Europe.

Judging by the tales of some of the early heroes and heroines, there were plenty of special moments.(...) - University World News, by Anne Corbett, 06 January 2013, Issue No:253

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2013: Internationalisation more than a numbers game

2013: Internationalisation more than a numbers game | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The major internationalisation themes of 2012 will continue into 2013, but many would like to see a greater emphasis on the content and quality of the international experience rather than just numbers. (...) - University World News, by Hans de Wi, t06 January 2013, Issue No:253

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New science policy to upgrade research and collaboration

With its promise of generating employment and addressing major national challenges of energy and food security, the environment, nutrition and affordable healthcare, scientific innovation will be the focus of the new science, technology and innovation (STI) policy announced by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last week.(...)  - University World News, by Alya Mishra, 06 January 2013, Issue No:253

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