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Graduates and economic growth across countries -

Graduates and economic growth across countries - | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Analyses how the proportion of the workforce with a university degree affects productivity and growth. BIS research paper number 110.
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World Academic Summit Innovation Index

World Academic Summit Innovation Index | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Compiled by Times Higher Education, the World Academic Summit Innovation Index http://www.theworldacademicsummit.com/

 

ranks the world's top 30 countries in terms of their academic researchers' value to the commercial world.it found countries in East Asia headed the list

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/east-asia-leads-the-world-in-business-funding/2006387.article the straits times also reproduces the rankings.

http://www.straitstimes.com/sites/straitstimes.com/files/20130812/ST_20130812_DTKOREA12_3787665.pdf

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Poor grades cause young to abandon ambitions

Poor grades cause young to abandon ambitions | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
New Prince's Trust research shows that poor exam results cause thousands of young people to give up on their ambitions. Struggling school leavers need more vocational support.
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Open access research data management colection

Open access research data management colection | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Launched by JORUM find free teaching and llearning open access materials on all aspects of research data management.

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Tomorrow's Growth report- CBI

CBI report that argues that relying alone on traditional university courses will not meet the growing demand for degree-level, technical skills in key sectors like manufacturing, construction, IT and engineering...
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born.digital@british.library: the opportunities and challenges of implementing a digital collection development strategy.

born.digital@british.library: the opportunities and challenges of implementing a digital collection development strategy. | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

BRAZIER, Caroline (2013) born.digital@british.library: the opportunities and challenges of implementing a digital collection development strategy. Paper presented at: IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 17 - 23 August 2013, Singapore.

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Great summary of the challenges of what constitutes a collection, the way in which the British library is goign forward  and the staff training required.

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Demand for full-time undergraduate higher education in 2013

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UCAS  report exploring demand for full-time undergraduate higher education in the UK in the 2013 admissions cycle compared to previous years. This is based on applications for courses made up to 24 March 2013. shows more black teenagers applying

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Tier 4 student immigration regulation and UK HE

Tier 4 student immigration regulation and UK HE | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Higher Education Better Regulation Group (HEBRG) published research on the costs and benefits of Tier 4 student immigration regulation.

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Helping to open up: improving knowledge, capability and confidence in making research data more open

Research Information and Digital Literacies Coalition publish new report on data training sesses situation, gaps and provides pointers to the future.

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Access for All

Access for All | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
  • Access for All: An investigation of young people’s attitudes to the cost of higher education using the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England
  • Authors: Andy Ross and James Lloyd published by the Strategic society considers factors deterring young people from going to university. Includes discussion of cost.
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Graduate market in 2013

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High Fliers Research latest data on graduate jobs market, look for report at foot of screen.

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CBI annual skills and education survey

There is a stubborn shortage in the skills the UK needs to remain competitive and fuel long-term growth, according to the annual CBI/Pearson Education and Skills survey
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Rural A-level students ‘much less likely’ to go to university

Rural A-level students ‘much less likely’ to go to university | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
State school children from London and other cities in England are more likely to go on to university after A levels than those from more rural districts, new figures suggest.

Analysis of departmetn of education data - link to full data provides in THES article

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University degrees: impact on lifecycle of earnings - Publications

University degrees: impact on lifecycle of earnings - Publications | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Explores the earnings benefits from getting a degree. BIS research paper number 112.
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2013 National student survey data

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Data from HEFCE question 16 relates to library provision.

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Education key to finding a job and better pay

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Better-qualified people are far less likely to be unemployed and more likely to earn higher wages when in work, according to new analysis of OECD data by UCU (university and College Union ) as part of its Knowledge Economy campaign.

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Is a postgraduate degree worth it?

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Postgraduate Employment Survey 2013 In July 2013, Graduates.co.uk surveyed 1,117 students (including 2nd, 3rd year, MA, PHD and postgraduates) on the value of a postgraduate degree with regards to employment and starting salary expectations.

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International education strategy: global growth and prosperity

International education strategy: global growth and prosperity | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

New strategy to attract international students from the department for Business innovations and skills

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Train Too: industry secondments into Further Education

Train Too: industry secondments into Further Education | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

report from CentreForum- encouraging industry professionals to take one day a week secondments to teach their skills in Further Education colleges.

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Parental Education and the Gender Gap in University Completion in Europe

A female-favorable gender gap in university completion has emerged in the majority of industrialized countries in recent decades.
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Interesting open access article uses data from the European social survey. Does parental education effect higher female completion of degrees in Europe

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2014-15 access agreements institutional expenditure an fee levels

OFFA - Office for Fair Access latest data donwload agreements and data tables

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Association of Graduate recruiters survey

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Free sumary of latest survey on salary and numbers recruited.

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HESA - Higher Education Statistics Agency - Statistical First Release 192 - Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education in the United Kingdom

HESA - Higher Education Statistics Agency - Statistical First Release 192 - Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education in the United Kingdom | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Latest data on numbers working, unemployed from UK HE


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Lessons from Leveson: Independent self-regulation - newspapers and universities compared

report from the Higher Education Policy Institute

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Research Information Literacy and Digital Scholarship

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RIN / SCONUL research project, RILADS final report highlights good practice in support offered to

students, staff and researchers to enhance digital literacy in Uk universities

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