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International and postgraduate fees survey, 2016

International and postgraduate fees survey, 2016 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Post-Brexit, will EU students still see English HE as value for money, and what are the pros and cons of charging them international fees?
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Organizing the Work of the Research Library

Organizing the Work of the Research Library | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

In this project, Ithaka S+R examined the organizational structure of research libraries as well as related leadership and change management issues through a series of interviews with selected library directors.  Based on USA interviews.

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Shanghai Ranking: Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016 results announced

Shanghai Ranking: Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016 results announced | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Top universities in the world featured in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University ARWU league table
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A two-sided academic landscape: portrait of highly-cited documents in Google Scholar (1950-2013)

Which papers are highly cited in Google.  paper (in English, PREPRINT) has been accepted for publication in Revista Española de Documentación Científica.Click here to edit the content

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Chancellor Philip Hammond guarantees EU funding beyond date UK leaves the EU

Chancellor Philip Hammond guarantees EU funding beyond date UK leaves the EU | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
British businesses and universities will have certainty over future funding and should continue to bid for competitive EU funds while the UK remains a member of the EU.
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Live: BrHExit - Where next for universities and Europe? - Wonkhe conference notes and presentations.

Live: BrHExit - Where next for universities and Europe? - Wonkhe conference notes and presentations. | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Live updates all day from Wonkhe's conference on Brexit and the future of UK universities in Europe.
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National Student Survey 2016: overall satisfaction results Times Higher analysis

National Student Survey 2016: overall satisfaction results Times Higher analysis | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
See the full results for UK universities ranked by student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016
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Not for you: what ‘experts’ debate tells the working class

Not for you: what ‘experts’ debate tells the working class | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Useful Times Higher article The ‘university-educated expert’ v ‘common man’ conflict cements the notion that higher study is not for the poor, says Ryan Coogan

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Concordat on Open Research Data - Research Councils UK

Four of the UK’s leading research organisations – Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), Research Councils UK (RCUK), Universities UK (UUK) and Wellcome Trust – have launcheda concordat that proposes a series of clear and practical principles for working with research data.

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The Bratislava Declaration of Young Researchers

The Bratislava Declaration of Young Researchers | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
the Bratislava Declaration of Young Researchers – prepared for the Slovak Presidency of the European Union (EU) – was presented to the Council of Ministers responsible for competitiveness (Research) from the 28 EU member states and European Free Trading Association countries. The declaration calls on member states and the European Commission to recognize the special role that young researchers play for science, development, innovation and economic growth in Europe.
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Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars | Supplements | Nature Index

Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars | Supplements | Nature Index | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars identifies the ascendant performers in the world of science, using the power of the Nature Index, which tracks the high-quality research of more than 8,000 global institutions. In this supplement we profile the universities, research institutions and countries that have significantly improved their output, often without the longevity and resources which benefit many of the more established institutions that dominate academic rankings

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Research Excellence Framework review -Stern

Research Excellence Framework review -Stern | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
An independent review of university research funding by Lord Nicholas Stern.
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The Graduate Premium: manna, myth or plain mis-selling? | The Intergenerational Foundation

The Graduate Premium: manna, myth or plain mis-selling? | The Intergenerational Foundation | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Politicians should stop using a "carrot of higher graduate earnings" to justify raising student fees or freezing repayment thresholds, say campaigners. Click here to edit the content

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The puzzle of graduate wages - Institute For Fiscal Studies - IFS

The puzzle of graduate wages - Institute For Fiscal Studies - IFS | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
The UK higher education sector has expanded remarkably over the past three decades. In 1993, 13% of 25- to 29-year-olds had first degrees or higher degrees. By 2015, this had roughly tripled to 41%. Naturally, one may wonder whether the big expansion has reduced the economic returns to having a first degree. We have all heard stories about graduate unemployment and graduates employed in low-wage jobs. But what do the data show and what can we learn from history?
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‘It’s not fair’: policy discourses and students’ understandings of plagiarism in a New Zealand university

‘It’s not fair’: policy discourses and students’ understandings of plagiarism in a New Zealand university | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Plagiarism is a concept that is difficult to define. Although most higher education institutions have policies aimed at minimising and addressing student plagiarism, little research has examined the w
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Digital Literacy in Libraries – a day of sharing innovations Presentations

Digital Literacy in Libraries – a day of sharing innovations Presentations | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
A chance conversation earlier in the year between the chairs to two of CILIP's special interest groups led to the first joint event hosted between the Information Literacy Group and the Multimedia, Information and Technology group, which was held at the University of Liverpool in London on Friday August 5th. The two groups were focusing…
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Sutton Trust -50% of young people going to university worry about the cost

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Graduate outcomes: longitudinal education outcomes (LEO) data -

Graduate outcomes: longitudinal education outcomes (LEO) data - | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

see guardian article on graduate pay tens after graduation.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/aug/13/quarter-of-graduates-are-low-earners

 

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THE MONEY STATS - Graduates leaving University in more debt than ever - The Money Charity

THE MONEY STATS - Graduates leaving University in more debt than ever - The Money Charity | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
THE MONEY STATS - Graduates leaving Uni in more debt than ever
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Converting Scholarly Journals to Open Access: A Review of Approaches and Experiences

Comprehensive literature review

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UCAS Undergraduate analysis reports: Factors associated with predicted and achieved A level attainment 

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https://www.ucas.com/file/71796/download?token=D4uuSzur

 

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GEP 16/13: How Much Is That Star in the Window? Professorial Salaries and Research Performance in UK Universities - The University of Nottingham

GEP 16/13: How Much Is That Star in the Window? Professorial Salaries and Research Performance in UK Universities - The University of Nottingham | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Using individual level data on the salary of all UK university professors, matched to results on the performance of academic departments from the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, we study the relationship between academic salaries and research performance. The UK higher education sector is particularly interesting because professorial salaries are unregulated and the outcome of the official research evaluation is a key financial concern of universities. To frame our analysis, we present a simple model of university pay determination, which shows that pay level and pay inequality in a department are positively related to performance. Our empirical results confirm these theoretical predictions; we also find that the pay-performance relationship is weaker for the more established and better paying universities. Our findings are also consistent with the idea that higher salaries have been used by departments to recruit academics more likely to improve their performance.

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Research blog: Stern review of REF funding - academic research resources.

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New Doctoral Training Network widens access for postgraduates to ESRC funding - Economic and Social Research Council

New Doctoral Training Network widens access for postgraduates to ESRC funding - Economic and Social Research Council | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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