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City University secured funds to launch vet research - South China Morning Post

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City University secured funds to launch vet research South China Morning Post City University has secured financial support for veterinary research projects as it gears up for the opening of its vet school later this year, the university said on...
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The Vaping Giraffe: Interview with Karl Erik Lund, Research Dir. for the Norwegian SIRUS Tobacco Unit

The Vaping Giraffe: Interview with Karl Erik Lund, Research Dir. for the Norwegian SIRUS Tobacco Unit | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

I've mentioned Karl Erik Lund, Ph.d. and Research Director at SIRUS, several times already on my blog. He has been in the media quite a lot lately, speaking about his research on e-cigarettes, and commented on the politics that has evolved around them. Should they be banned, regulated as medicines, regulated as a tobacco product, can they save lives etc. I had some questions I wanted to ask him... so I sent him an email and asked if I could do an interview, which he happily (I hope) agreed to. This is the first part of this interview. Hope you guys find it as interesting as I do, and stay tuned for the second part tomorrow.


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Intellectual property goes to market

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Russian law provides various ways of commercialising intellectual property. The owner of a patent or trademark may assign it or grant a licence, and franchising is also becoming more popular. The law has provided for these options for a long time and they are widely used by rights holders. Every year the Patent Office registers between 15,000 to 20,000 IP transactions. Rights holders know how to dispose of their IP rights, and registration procedures have been made less cumbersome in recent years, with further changes still to come. Now the parties must simply notify the Patent Office of the conclusion of the contract, rather than the Patent Office examining the contract provisions carefully. This simplifies the registration procedure but can make it more difficult to deal with any controversy that arises. Until now, the Patent Office has called parties' attention to contradictory provisions, allowing them to correct them as necessary. In future, in the absence  of such safeguard, the parties will have to resolve any misunderstandings in court. This may be difficult as in some cases the parties fail to indicate accurately what is being licensed or other important conditions of their cooperation. Resolving these issues in court may cost much more than the process to register the licence with the Patent Office. Only time will tell whether these concerns are valid. In any case, a patent attorney can help the parties to ensure that the wording of a licence contract is coherent.

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Intellectual theft? Top Saudi scholar accused of plagiarism - Al-Arabiya

Intellectual theft? Top Saudi scholar accused of plagiarism
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A prominent Saudi scholar has been accused of plagiarism after he used text from a book without attributing it to the original author, Al-Hayat daily reported.
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Study Says Pollution in Developing Countries is from Goods Exported to West | TIME.com

Study Says Pollution in Developing Countries is from Goods Exported to West | TIME.com | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
'We need to understand the full life cycle of all the goods and services that we are purchasing and selling' (Study says pollution in developing countries is from goods exported to the West http://t.co/r3xHRfjYtr)...
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Literature goes online for free in Norway - Sydney Morning Herald

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Sydney Morning Herald Literature goes online for free in Norway Sydney Morning Herald At a time when the publishing world is torn over its relationship to the internet - which has massively expanded access to books but also threatens royalty...

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Could this work elsewhere?  Interesting that only a few publishers have requested removal of works.  Indeed, the thought is that digitization revives interest, at least in some works.  I'd really like to see the usage data of these works compares with sales.

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What is Deeper Learning? | Innovation Excellence

What is Deeper Learning? | Innovation Excellence | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

We here at Innovation Excellence are passionate about innovation AND education, because it is not just companies that need to innovate, but countries too.

And the countries that do the best job of educating the next generation of innovators will be the ones that will live at the top of the food chain and reap the monetary and societal benefits.

So, we keep our eyes on what is going on in the educational space and try to share with you things that we find interesting now or for the future.

This week we came across a discussion about deeper learning.

What is Deeper Learning?

Have a look at this video to find out more:

From the Deeper Learning Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) web site, you can think about Deeper Learning being:

* Master core academic content

* Think critically and solve complex problems

* Work collaboratively

* Communicate effectively

* Learn how to learn (e.g., self-directed learning)

* Academic mindsets

 

The Deeper Learning MOOC will launch this week.

 - See more at: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2014/01/19/what-is-deeper-learning/#sthash.vI1LJJ30.dpuf


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Rhodes Biology Major Is Featured in Article About Cancer Research ...

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Rhodes Biology Major Is Featured in Article About Cancer Research Institutions Training a New Generation of Scientists. Publication Date: 1/15/2014. In a recent issue of Cancer, a journal of the American Cancer Society, Rhodes junior Teddy ...
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New research funding for pharmacists is a game changer for the ...

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Relatively few pharmacists have been involved in research up to now, but many aspire to be. In this article, Elizabeth Sukkar finds out what you need to do to secure funding.
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Europe's role in supporting a rising Africa - University World News

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Europe's role in supporting a rising Africa University World News In his introduction to the seminar Professor Goolam Mohamedbhai, former secretary-general of the Association of African Universities and former vice-chancellor of the University of...
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EU, SA to intensify research collaboration - Engineering News

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Senior officials from the European Union (EU) and South Africa agreed this week at the twelfth joint Science and Technology Cooperation Committee, in Brussels, to intensify collaboration in the fields of global health research, ...
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Public opinion on animal research in Italy 2014

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Ipsos Public Affairs has recently published a follow-up poll on Italians’ opinions about animal testing; Ipsos did the first survey on this subject in 2011, and the results were discussed in the It...
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New research: Coffee improves memory, alcohol not so much - AMERICAblog (blog)

New research: Coffee improves memory, alcohol not so much - AMERICAblog (blog) | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
New research: Coffee improves memory, alcohol not so much AMERICAblog (blog) Researchers from Johns Hopkins University say that 200 milligrams of caffeine administered after test subjects studied a series of images, seemed to reduce forgetting, at...
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Report: Research alliance for UM, MSU, WSU adds $16.6B to state's economy - The Detroit News

Report: Research alliance for UM, MSU, WSU adds $16.6B to state's economy - The Detroit News | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Report: Research alliance for UM, MSU, WSU adds $16.6B to state's economy The Detroit News Michigan's three largest universities contributed $16.6 billion to the state's economy but the number of start-up companies cultivated by the University...
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Egypt should focus on higher education, research - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Egypt should focus on higher education, research - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Although an increasing number of Egyptian university graduates are enrolling in graduate programs, lack of resources and weak teaching staff result in research that is poorly conducted.

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Second reading for Intellectual Property Bill

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The Intellectual Property (IP) Bill was given its second reading in the House of Commons yesterday (20 January 2014), having completed its Lords stages last year.

 

The Bill will help UK businesses succeed in global competition by making the IP landscape easier to navigate and helping them protect their IP rights.

 

During the first debate on the Bill in the Commons, David Willetts outlined the key policies in the Bill, including:

 

✔ new powers for the UK to implement the Unitary Patent Court Agreement. This is a central part of introducing a single patent across almost all EU countries and could lead to direct savings to UK businesses of up to £40 million per annum

✔ measures to help businesses assess the strength of their IP case before going through formal and costly legal proceedings with the creation of a design opinions service. There will also be an expansion of the existing patent opinions service

✔ the introduction of a criminal sanction for intentional copying of registered designs. This will deter those who knowingly copy UK registered designs and will provide greater protection for our hugely important design sector. In 2009, UK business invested over £15 billion in designs and the Bill seeks to protect and develop this important industry

✔ an exemption to the Freedom of Information Act to better protect pre-publication research. As a result researchers can validate and analyse their work before putting it into the public domain

✔ allowing the UK Intellectual Property Office to share information on unpublished patent applications to clear backlogs internationally


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Call for papers: Women in War and at War Conference 2014

Call for papers: Women in War and at War Conference 2014 | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

WOMEN IN WAR AND AT WAR: Recent Developments 18th – 19th September 2014 / University of Warwick Confirmed guest speakers: Prof. Christine Chinkin, Prof. Mark Drumbl Call for papers Women’s roles ...


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Are Moocs the best chance we have to satisfy a global thirst for education?

Are Moocs the best chance we have to satisfy a global thirst for education? | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Money is being pumped into Moocs – massive open online courses – but students may not have the stamina to make the experience worthwhile ("The real challenge is to allow developing countries not just consume Moocs, but to create them"
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Information Literacy Weblog: Next blog post Journal Club: 22nd January 8pm UK time: UNESCO's Media and Information Literacy resolution

Information Literacy Weblog: Next blog post Journal Club: 22nd January 8pm UK time: UNESCO's Media and Information Literacy resolution | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Journal Club: 22nd January 8pm UK time: UNESCO's Media and Information Literacy resolution @sheilayoshikawa http://t.co/ZLZWsUHsBm
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New to Interactive Whiteboards? Here's some help and advice

New to Interactive Whiteboards? Here's some help and advice | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Here's some links to help and advice to get the most from your Interactive Whiteboard.  Whether you’ve just returned to school to find Interactive Whiteboards have been installed over the Christmas break, or you have been using an IWB for years but never really got to grips with what it can do, here’s a summary of blogposts I’ve written in the past that hopefully will prove useful to you.



Read more http://www.whiteboardblog.co.uk/2014/01/new-school-new-whiteboard-help-advice/


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Call for Applications: Congressional Research Grants

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The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, is a private, ...
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New educational technology research network wins award - University World News

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New educational technology research network wins award University World News Claudia Frittelli, programme officer in the higher education and libraries in Africa programme at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, wrote in a recent blog that...
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Future study to map science funding across Africa - University World News

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Not Yet There: Research Collaboration: Beyond the Line (Part 2)

Not Yet There: Research Collaboration: Beyond the Line (Part 2) | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
In April, I will be collaboratively developing the 2nd phase of the pilot project Beyond the Line in Bonington Gallery, Nottingham. Beyond the Line is an international, interdisciplinary collaboration involving artist-writer Emma ...
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The librarian as research informationist: a case study | Read by QxMD

Great article: The librarian as research informationist: a case study. http://t.co/zJlMJu54zl #ReadByQxMD
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