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Should governments of OECD countries worry about graduate over-education? Centre for Global Higher Education working paper

Should governments of OECD countries worry about graduate over-education?

Francis Green and Golo Henseke, June 2016
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Transparency revolution: Is there bias in university admissions? Part II - Wonkhe

Transparency revolution: Is there bias in university admissions? Part II - Wonkhe | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
David Morris has dived back into the spreadsheets to report further findings from the recent release of admissions data by UCAS, taking a look at offer gaps for Asian students and white students.
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UK Survey of Academics 2015

UK Survey of Academics 2015 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
This report is the second Ithaka S+R / Jisc / RLUK survey of UK academics. It asks of the UK research community their views on resource discovery, their use of these resources (online and digital), attitudes to research data management, and much more. It provides a powerful insight into how researchers view their own behaviour and the research environment within the UK today. It gives us pointers to how we can provide further support to researchers and first indications as to where resources should be best invested in the future.
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Europe's Most Innovative Universities: Times Higher ranking.

Europe's Most Innovative Universities: Times Higher ranking. | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Methodology.

http://www.reuters.com/most-innovative-universities-europe/methodology

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Missing evidence: an inquiry into the delayed publication of government commissioned research

Missing evidence: an inquiry into the delayed publication of government commissioned research | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

 

The Right Honourable Sir Stephen Sedley

June 2016

The inquiry was researched and organised by the charity Sense about Science, and supported by a grant from the JRSST Charitable Trust.

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UCAS Undergraduate reports by sex, area background, and ethnic group

These data cover applications, offers, and placed applicants by sex, area background, and ethnic group at 132 larger universities.

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Believing in Better: Sutton Trust

Believing in Better: Sutton Trust | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
This report explores recent evidence about young people’s views and the importance they attach to going on to university, their beliefs about their own academic ability and their experiences of school to see how far these influences shape differences in A-level outcomes at age 18.
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University financial health check 2016

University financial health check 2016 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Which universities have dealt best with uncapped student numbers and uncertainty over international income? Times Higher Education reports
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Sutton Trust - Access in Scotland Report on Widening Access to Higher Education

Sutton Trust - Access in Scotland Report on Widening Access to Higher Education | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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What are the most-cited publications in the social sciences (according to Google Scholar)?

What are the most-cited publications in the social sciences (according to Google Scholar)? | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Drawing on citation data that spans disciplines and time periods, Elliott Green has identified the most cited publications in the social sciences. Here he shares his findings on the 25 most cited b…
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Supporting thriving communities: The role of universities in reducing inequality : University Alliance

Supporting thriving communities: The role of universities in reducing inequality : University Alliance | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Plans to scrap student bursaries may cost the NHS more not less, says new report  UNISON

Plans to scrap student bursaries may cost the NHS more not less, says new report  UNISON | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

The Impact of the 2015 Comprehensive Spending

Review on Higher Education Fees and Funding Arrangements in

Subjects Allied

to Medicine

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The Guardian: University league tables 2017

The Guardian: University league tables 2017 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Guardian University Guide 2017: Find a course at a UK university with our complete university league tables
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Horizon 2020: International cooperation opportunities in the work programme 2016-2017

Horizon 2020: International cooperation opportunities in the work programme 2016-2017 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

European Commission.

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Copyright and e-learning: 6 tips for practitioners

Copyright and e-learning: 6 tips for practitioners | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Jane secker LSE and Chris Morrison- Great advice. 

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Can we use altmetrics at the institutional level? A case study analysing the coverage by research areas of four Spanish universities

 This paper aims at exploring the coverage of the Altmetric.com database and its potential use in order to show universities' research profiles in relationship with other databases. We analyse a sample of four different Spanish universities.First, we observe a low coverage of altmetric indicators with only 36 percent of all documents retrieved from the Web of Science having an 'altmetric' score. Second, we observe that for the four universities analysed, the area of Science shows higher 'altmetric' scores that the rest of the research areas.

Comments:Paper accepted for the STI 2016 Conference held in Valencia, September 14-16
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LAHIKAINEN, Johanna (2016) Altmetrics in Social Sciences and Humanities: Possibilities, Challenges, and Experiences

LAHIKAINEN, Johanna (2016) Altmetrics in Social Sciences and Humanities: Possibilities, Challenges, and Experiences | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

LAHIKAINEN, Johanna (2016) Altmetrics in Social Sciences and Humanities: Possibilities, Challenges, and Experiences. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2016 – Columbus, OH – Connections. Collaboration. Community in Session 136 - Social Science Libraries with Asia and Oceania. Based on University of Helsinki experiences using PlumX

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HEPI-HEA 2016 Student Academic Experience Survey - HEPI

HEPI-HEA 2016 Student Academic Experience Survey - HEPI | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

The HEPI-HEA Student Academic Experience Survey has been running since 2006 and shows how full-time undergraduates rate their time in higher education and their attitudes towards policy issues that impact upon them. The Survey has been designed and developed in partnership between the Higher Education Policy Institute and the Higher Education Academy.

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Strength in Numbers: The Research Libraries UK (RLUK) Collective Collection

Strength in Numbers: The Research Libraries UK (RLUK) Collective Collection | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
This report highlights the importance of a system-wide perspective in supporting cooperative management of library collections and demonstrates the utility of collective collections for furthering collaboration within the RLUK membership.
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Petition: Stop retrospective changes to the student loans agreement - over 100,000 signatures online.

Petition: Stop retrospective changes to the student loans agreement - over 100,000 signatures online. | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
In 2010, the Government promised that from April 2017 the Student Loans repayment threshold of £21,000 would be upped each year with average earnings.

The Government has now backtracked on this promise, freezing the threshold at £21,000. Graduates will now pay more on their student loans.
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G7 Research Report Card | Elsevier

G7 Research Report Card | Elsevier | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Elsevier have produced this intersting infographic which ranks g7 nations in terms of their research outputs in areas such as sustainable development.

 

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UKSG:  Presentations on SlideShare

UKSG:  Presentations on SlideShare | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Read and download presentations by UKSG: (UK Serials Group)connecting the knowledge community UK serials group. Includes Case study of use of Digitised Theses from LSE http://www.slideshare.net/UKSG/uksg-conference-2016-breakout-session-measuring-the-research-impact-of-digitised-theses-a-case-study-from-the-london-school-of-economics-linda-bennett-dimity-flanagan

 

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Communicating impact: the role of news and media — reflections on reaching non-academic audiences.

Communicating impact: the role of news and media — reflections on reaching non-academic audiences. | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
The following reflections are from speakers at today’s one-day workshop, Communicating impact: the role of news and media hosted by The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) …
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U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems

U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
The Universitas 21 Ranking is the only one in the world to assess national higher education systems, and meets a long-standing need to shift discussion from the ranking of the world’s best universities, to the best overall systems in each country.
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Measuring Value: the impact of information literacy and its evaluation - papers from this one day conference held Birmingham City University May 2016.

Papers include:

Mandy Smith and Mary Betts-Gray (Cranfield University) Finding out what researchers "really, really want!": the structured interview

Amy C Haworth or Maria Mawson (University of Sheffield) Demonstrating the value of information literacy for employability

Siobhan Cottam and Cat Taylor (University of Leicester) Widening Participation and Transition to Higher Education

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