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Decision looms on future of E.U. science advice

Decision looms on future of E.U. science advice | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Green groups criticize current adviser—and her office.

 

A row has erupted over the job of chief science adviser to the European Commission, a post created in 2012. Jean-Claude Juncker, the new commission's president-elect, must decide whether to keep the post; nine nongovernmental organizations have called on him to scrap it because they are angered by the support of the current science adviser, Anne Glover, for genetically modified organisms. Many scientific organizations want to keep the position. But even Glover's supporters admit that her position has problems—including a tiny budget and an ill-defined mandate—that the new commission, set to take office in November, needs to fix. (...) - by Kai Kupferschmidt, 31 July 2014

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Former Polish PM to lead European Parliament's research committee

Former Polish PM to lead European Parliament's research committee | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Jerzy Buzek, a chemical engineer, was elected by acclamation.

BRUSSELS—Following the E.U. elections in May, the European Parliament's research committee has gotten itself a high-profile chair—at least in Brussels circles. Jerzy Buzek, a conservative politician from Poland and a former chemical engineering professor, presided over the European Parliament from July 2009 to January 2012 and was prime minister in his country from 1997 to 2001. (...) - by Tania Rabesandratana, Science, 10 July 2014

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E.U. medicines agency relaxes data-sharing rules

E.U. medicines agency relaxes data-sharing rules | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Researchers remain concerned about other possible restrictions.

Academics breathed a cautious sigh of relief when the European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced yesterday that it would soften controversial draft rules to open clinical trial data to public scrutiny. In particular, the agency says it will let researchers “download, save and print the trial data for academic and non-commercial research purposes.” A previous plan would have allowed them only to view data on their computer screens. (...) - by Tania Rabesandratane, Science, 13 June 2014

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Alain Beretz, nouveau président de la ligue européenne des universités de recherche (LERU)

Alain Beretz, nouveau président de la ligue européenne des universités de recherche (LERU) | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Le 17 mai dernier, Alain Beretz, président de l'Université de Strasbourg a pris la présidence de la Ligue européenne des universités de recherche (LERU). Élu en novembre 2013 par les présidents de la LERU, il succède au professeur Berndt Huber, président de l'Université Ludwig-Maximilians de Munich qui présidait la LERU depuis 2008. (...) - Université de Strasbourg, 05/06/2014

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La Leru détaille les activités d'innovation de ses membres et leurs liens avec les entreprises

La Leru (Ligue des universités européennes de recherche) souhaite "établir un réseau collaboratif de classe mondiale pour l'échange de connaissance, les entreprises et l’innovation", selon les mots de Stephen Caddik, vice-président "entreprises" de l’University College London et responsable de la communauté "entreprise et innovation" de la Leru. Il s’exprime dans un communiqué, le 21 mai 2014, à l’occasion de la publication d’une brochure fournissant des informations sur les opportunités en termes de réseaux d’entreprises et d’innovation des 21 membres de la Leru (1). Pour chacun d’eux, la brochure recense les moyens et initiatives en matière de transfert et de valorisation, ainsi qu e les principales activités et partenariats avec les entreprises. (...) - AEF, par Anne Roy - Le mercredi 28 mai 2014 - dépêche n°481106

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Knowledge and Innovation Communities network expands

Europe's Knowledge and Innovation Communities, or KICs, have a potential budget of EUR1 billion (US$1.38 billion) each and the huge collaborative research and postgraduate training networks initiative is well under way. Three KICs have been established and a call for proposals recently went out for another two, with more planned in the coming years.

The initiative is being run by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, or EIT, an independent body set up by the European Union in 2008 to deliver advanced training in innovation and entrepreneurship and to help overcome some of Europe's grand challenges. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 02 May 2014 Issue No:318

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‘Changing Landscapes in Learning and Teaching’: Report from the EUA Annual Conference

‘Changing Landscapes in Learning and Teaching’: Report from the EUA Annual Conference | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Around 350 university leaders and representatives from the higher education sector gathered last week (3-4 April) for the EUA Annual Conference, hosted by the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium. The theme of this year’s conference was “Changing Landscapes in Learning and Teaching”.(...) - EUA, 08/04/2014

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China tops Europe in R&D intensity

China tops Europe in R&D intensity | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Reforms to commercial and academic research systems still needed despite reaching spending milestone, say scientists. (...) - by Richard Van Noorden, Nature, 08 January 2014

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La crise d’identité des universités européennes

La crise d’identité des universités européennes | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Víctor Pérez-Díaz - Le monde de l’enseignement supérieur en Europe se trouve aujourd’hui dans un état de profonde indécision. Former des étudiants à des métiers ou développer la recherche est un choix fondamental sur lequel il faut trancher. Mais cela doit se faire en respectant la mémoire universitaire et dans l'intérêt des étudiants. (...) - par Víctor Pérez-Díaz, Les Echos, 13/12/2013
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Wake-up call for European research and innovation

At the 5th European Innovation Summit, big names in research agreed that it was high time for a ‘wake up Europe’ call. A five-point declaration addressed to European Union policy-makers and member states was agreed after several speakers sought to identify ways to remove obstacles in the way of Europe becoming a successful innovation economy. (...) - University World News, by Alan Osborn, 11 October 2013 Issue No:291


 

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Report finds little progress on European Research Area

Report finds little progress on European Research Area | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

With just three months to go before the launch of the European Research Area, or ERA, much work is still needed before a border-free international market for research projects can be established, a new report has found.

The European Commission said last Monday that the European Union (EU) research market was still fragmented, with many different funding schemes for researchers in the 28 EU member countries and different policies for knowledge-sharing and open access to publicly funded research. (...) - University World News, by Carmen Paun, 26 September 2013 Issue No:289

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Cambridge, Fraunhofer, Max Planck, CNRS, Universités catholiques de Louvain : l'excellence et l'inventivité des centres européens de recherche

Cambridge, Fraunhofer, Max Planck, CNRS, Universités catholiques de Louvain : l'excellence et l'inventivité des centres européens de recherche | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Cambridge, Fraunhofer, Max Planck, CNRS, Universités catholiques de Louvain... voici cinq exemples de centres européens de recherche d'excellence. (...) - Par Office Européen des Brevets, Les Echos, 04/07/2013

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Universités : Erasmus se sort bien de la crise

Universités : Erasmus se sort bien de la crise | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

"La popularité d’Erasmus s’envole avec la crise", note La Vanguardia. Selon un rapport présenté par la commissaire européenne à l’Education, Androulla Vassiliou, le programme d’échange universitaire européen a dépassé le cap des 3 millions d’étudiants depuis sa création en 1987.

Le programme, qui va être réformé, "compte un million de bénéficiaires supplémentaires en seulement 4 ans, parallèlement à l’aggravation de la crise économique". Parmi les nouveautés : Bruxelles fixera un montant minimal pour la bourse de chaque étudiant selon le pays de destination, et plus seulement un maximum. (...) - presseurop.eu, 09/07/2013

 

 

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[Europe] Record 270,000 study abroad through Erasmus in a year

A record 270,000 students obtained European Union grants to study or train abroad in 2012-13, according to statistics released by the European Commission last Thursday. The most popular destination countries were Spain, Germany and France.

“Countries sending the highest number of students as a proportion of their graduate population were Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Finland, Latvia and Spain,” according to a commission press release.  (...) - University World News, 11 July 2014 Issue No:328

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[Europe] More university-business collaboration needed – Study

The business sector should be more involved in designing higher education curricula and universities should work more closely with industry partners to promote entrepreneurship, mobility between business and academia and lifelong learning. There should also be more assessment and better monitoring of university-business collaborations and programmes.

These were some of the conclusions reached by the authors of a recently released report prepared for the European Union by Cardiff University, in association with Newcastle University and Imperial Consultants.(...) - University World News, by Peta Lee, 03 July 2014 Issue No:327

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Scotland the best educated country in Europe, claims ONS report

Scotland the best educated country in Europe, claims ONS report | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Scotland is the best educated country in Europe, according to a report released by the Office for National Statistics.

It says that nearly 45 per cent of people in Scotland aged between 25 and 64 have had some kind of tertiary education – including university degrees and further education — ahead of Ireland, Luxembourg and Finland, which were the only other countries to get more than 40 per cent. (...) - by Ian Johnston, The Independent, 06 June 2014

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George Peterson (Georgia Tech) : "Les universités européennes vont vers un système à l’américaine"

"Les universités européennes vont vers un système à l’américaine : jusqu’ici, elles étaient financées par les États, et elles vont maintenant vers un dispositif de responsabilité partagée", estime George Peterson, président de Georgia Tech (USA), le 23 mai 2014, de passage en France pour inaugurer l’Institut Lafayette, un bâtiment de Georgia Tech Lorraine dédié à l’innovation technologique. "Aujourd’hui, 15 % du budget de Georgia Tech vient de l’État. Nous sommes passés d’une université 'financée' par l’État à une université 'soutenue' par l’État, avant peut-être de n’être plus qu’une université 'localisée' dans l’État !", dit-il. "Le coût de l’éducation augmente, aux États-Unis comme en Europe. Et les dépenses sociales et de santé amoindrissent les ressources des États pour l’éducation. Il faut en chercher de nouvelles : la philanthropie, les familles, peut-être la formation en ligne." (...) - AEF, par Sarah Piovezan - Le mercredi 28 mai 2014 - dépêche n°481395

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Publication d’un nouveau classement des capacités d’innovation des pays européens

A l’occasion de l’édition 2014 de la foire de Hanovre, l’Institut pour l’innovation et la technique (iit) de Berlin a présenté sa nouvelle publication, l’Indicateur des capacités d’innovation (iit-Innovationsfahigkeitsindikator). Cette étude évalue les potentialités en matière d’innovation de 25 pays européens, en se basant sur la comparaison de 42 indicateurs répartis dans 4 catégories. Il s’intéresse donc à la capacité des Etats à initier, développer et réaliser des processus et des produits innovants. (...) - Portail pour la Science de l'Ambassade de France en Allemagne, 22/04/2014

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Quels sont les ressorts de l’innovation en Europe ?

Quels sont les ressorts de l’innovation en Europe ? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

On dit souvent que l’innovation crée des emplois, en particulier pour nos jeunes diplômés. Dans cette édition, nous faisons le point sur les succès et les échecs de la stratégie européenne pour évoluer vers une économie de la connaissance. (...) - euronews, 22/04/2014

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Nordic university reforms, diversification to continue

The Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have escaped the economic crisis cutbacks that have hit higher education in Europe, and have instead enjoyed expanding budgets. But governments are looking at ways for universities to supplement their funding, to ease the burden on state finances.

University World Newsprobed Scandinavian higher education’s prospects for 2014 and talked to several professors and rectors about the challenges ahead. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 10 January 2014 Issue No:302

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Exclusive interview: Jean-Pierre Bourguignon — the new no-nonsense ERC President

Exclusive interview: Jean-Pierre Bourguignon — the new no-nonsense ERC President | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon has just been nominated President of the ERC for four years, renewable once. He is a French mathematician specialised in differential geometry, a field now often referred to as global analysis, and its connection to theoretical physics. He was trained at the prestigious elite school École Polytechnique. His appointment has been announced as he just retired following a long career at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). Since 1994, he has been the director of the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS), an atypical multidisciplinary research institute, which is a private foundation, specialised in the theoretical aspects of sciences such as mathematics, physics and biology, staffed by two field medallists and regularly visited by two more. He shares his vision for his new role with the Euroscientist, in his first official interview after being nominated. (...) Euroscientist, 17th December, 2013

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European funding is crucial to future of UK universities

European funding is crucial to future of UK universities | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

It's not enough to stay in Europe, says Joanna Newman ahead of a £70bn EU funding vote – we need to work with them too.

The UK economy is doing a little better than expected this autumn with public sector borrowing down and tax receipts increasing. Nevertheless many households find their prospects bleak: welfare and local services are being cut, wage growth is weak and young people's job hopes are bearing the brunt. (...) - by Joanna Newman, The Guardian, 7 November 2013

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L'Europe accorde 660 millions d'euros pour 284 chercheurs

L'Europe accorde 660 millions d'euros pour 284 chercheurs | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Le Conseil européen de la recherche (ERC) vient de publier la liste d'une nouvelle série de projets sélectionnés pour un total de 660 millions d'euros, attribués à 284 chercheurs seniors (53 ans de moyenne d'âge). Parmi lesquels 18% sont des recherches en SHS, contre 45% en sciences physiques et ingéniérie et 36% en sciences de la vie. Ces financements sont accordés pour des matériels d'expériences et des salaires de doctorants et post-doctorants, leur nombre étant estimé à 1.200. (...) - par Sylvestre Huet, {Sciences⊃2;}, 26/09/2013

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U-Map : european classification of higher education institutions

U-Map : european classification of higher education institutions | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

U-Map is an ongoing project in which the European classification of higher education institutions is further developed and implemented.

U-Map offers you two tools to enhance transparency. ProfileFinder produces a list of higher education institutions (HEIs) that are comparable on the characteristics you selected. ProfileViewer gives you an institutional activity profile you can use to compare three HEIs.

U-Map is presented in demo-mode. It will be fully operational when the underlying database comprises a sufficient number of higher education institutions.

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Union européenne : "Le pacte pour la recherche"

Union européenne : "Le pacte pour la recherche" | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

L’UE souhaite "conquérir l’avenir", titre le Handelsblatt.

Face à un budget européen pour la recherche trop faible (70 milliards d’euros), la commissaire européenne en charge du dossier, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, présente le 10 juillet une série de projets co-financés par l’UE et l’industrie.

Entre 2014 et 2020, des entreprises comme Daimler ou Siemens contribueront à hauteur de 10 milliards d’euros. L’UE s’engage à investir 12 milliards, explique le quotidien. Cette somme devrait être investie dans des piles à combustibles utilisées dans des voitures non-polluantes, dans des avions plus écologiques et dans une nouvelle génération d’antibiotiques.
 - L’UE souhaite "conquérir l’avenir", titre le Handelsblatt.10/07/2013

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