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Impact of Visa Changes on Student Mobility and Outlook | Internationalising Higher Education

Impact of Visa Changes on Student Mobility and Outlook | Internationalising Higher Education | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

As an exclusive offer to UK institutions, Education Intelligence's report, Impact of Visa Changes on Student Mobility and Outlook for the UK is available to download for free. This study analyses changes in student visa policies over the past decade in the US and Australia and studies the impact they have had on international student mobility to these countries. The study also captures the tensions created between countries' immigration policies and the international competitiveness of their education systems. It draws on the lessons from other countries and maps implications for the UK education sector.


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[UK] Research integrity examined with experts and academics

[UK] Research integrity examined with experts and academics | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Science and Technology Committee explores the global view on research integrity and 'AllTrials’ campaign (...) - News from Parliament, 4 Dec 2017

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[Denmark] Performance-related university funding reform agreed

The Danish parliament has agreed a new model for university funding, placing less emphasis on the taximeter model in which institutions are awarded funds based on the number of students who have graduated and introducing elements of funding based on quality and outcomes. At stake is each institution’s share of the DKK13 billion (US$2 billion) higher education budget, affecting 270,000 students. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 01 December 2017 Issue No:485
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Des scientifiques africains appellent à investir pour la recherche

Des scientifiques africains appellent à investir pour la recherche | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
L’Appel d’Abidjan, lancé à l’occasion du cinquième sommet Union Africaine – Union Européenne, demande que des engagements pris il y a 37 ans pour le développement de la science sur le continent soient enfin respectés. (...) - afriscitech.com, par Anthony Audureau, 27/11/2017
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[US] Contingent faculty teach majority of university courses

Contingent faculty, who once were tapped by United States universities primarily to bring a professional perspective into some classrooms, today teach more than two-thirds of university courses nationwide, federal data show. And many of them are living on the edge of poverty.  (...) - University World News, by Mary Beth Marklein, 24 November 2017 Issue No:484
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[Canada] Une autre manifestation du néolibéralisme dans l’enseignement supérieur

Dans l’affaire Gilbert Sicotte, plusieurs commentateurs ont à juste titre tenté de contrer la soif de punir qui anime nos sociétés néolibérales en remettant les choses dans leur contexte. Mais ce contexte, malheureusement, ne se limite pas au théâtre et à son enseignement. (...) - Le Devoir, par Eve Séguin et Julius Grey, 22/11/2017

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[US] New international student numbers decline for first time

The number of new international students in the United States declined by 3% in 2016-17 – dropping for the first time in the 12 years since the Open Doors survey of the Institute of International Education has reported new enrolments. But the overall number of international students rose by 3% to 1.08 million and Americans studying abroad increased by 4%. (...) - University World News, by Karen MacGregor, 18 November 2017 Issue No:483
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[Singapore] Scientists point to increasing pressure to publish

Scientists and researchers say that Singapore is at far greater risk of academic fraud now, given the increasingly competitive academic environment, writes Yuen Sin for The Straits Times. The danger has always been around, but the pressure to ‘publish or perish’ has steadily been increasing in recent years, in the light of the rise of the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University in international league tables, such as the closely watched Times Higher Education World University Rankings, over the past few years. (...) - University World News, by The Straits Times, 17 November 2017 Issue No:483
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Indian scientists urged to speak out about pseudoscience

Indian scientists urged to speak out about pseudoscience | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Cancelled astrology workshop prompts calls for researchers to be vigilant about stamping out unscientific beliefs. (...) - Nature, by T.V. Padma, 7 Nov 2017

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[Germany] Politicians discuss federal-state HE ‘cooperation ban’

While moves towards a new government in Germany have so far made little overall progress, the four parties involved in the current talks on forming a coalition could reach agreement on some education and research issues. (...) - University World News, by Michael Gardner, 03 November 2017 Issue No:481
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Does research evaluation in the sciences have a gender problem? What do altmetrics tell us?

Does research evaluation in the sciences have a gender problem? What do altmetrics tell us? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Many measures used for research evaulation, such as citations or research output, are hindered by an implicit gender bias. Stacy Konkiel examines whether or not altmetrics, which track how research is discussed, shared, reviewed, and reused by other researchers and the public, might be better suited to help understand the influence of research in a more gender-balanced way. Findings suggest that while men’s work may be talked about more in the first year after publication, over time female lead-authored papers eventually get more than their due. (...) - Blog LSE 'Impact of Social Sciences', by Stacy Konkiel, 2017/11/02

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Pay for US postdocs varies wildly by institution

Pay for US postdocs varies wildly by institution | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Analysis of universities' salary data suggests major disparities in pay for early-career researchers. (...) - Nature, by Chris Woolston, 01 Nov 2017

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University systems allow sexual harassers to thrive

University systems allow sexual harassers to thrive | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

It's time for academic institutions to take responsibility for protecting students and staff, says Laurel Issen. (...) - Nature, by Laurel Issen, 01 Nov 2017

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Could postdoc unions be the next big thing in collective bargaining among academics?

Could postdoc unions be the next big thing in collective bargaining among academics? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Could postdoc unions be the next big thing in collective bargaining among academics? Recent filing at University of Washington could be beginning of a new round of organizing. (...) - Inside Higher Ed, by Colleen Flaherty, Oct 31 2017

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[Brazil] New trends in the student activism

In early 2013, a transportation fee hike in São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, became the catalyst for a series of large street demonstrations, not only in São Paulo, but also in other urban centres in the country. The leaders of the movement and most of the participants were young adults, many of them college students.  (...) - University World News, by Marcelo Knobel and Renato HL Pedrosa, 01 December 2017 Issue No:485
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Dans le Michigan, des enseignants vent debout contre les cours en ligne de leur université

Dans le Michigan, des enseignants vent debout contre les cours en ligne de leur université | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

REPÉRÉ DANS LA PRESSE AMÉRICAINE. Pour commercialiser ses cours en ligne, l'université d'Eastern Michigan s'est allouée les services d'une société privée. Problème : les enseignants dénoncent un service peu efficace. Pire, il nuirait à la qualité des contenus, selon le site d'informations EdSurge. (...) EducPros, par Hélène Labriet-Gross, 30/11/2017

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The case for more liberal arts and science degrees

Liberal studies in higher education suffer from lack of esteem, but they embody crucial insights into how society works. And suddenly, they have acquired crucial new responsibility. (...) - University World News, Simon Marginson, 24 November 2017 Issue No:484
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[UK] Pro-science budget is not enough for a Brexit world

[UK] Pro-science budget is not enough for a Brexit world | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Clarity in UK and EU policy must come soon, so science funds can be spent well, says Venki Ramakrishnan. (...) - Nature, by  Venki Ramakrishnan, 23 Nov 2017

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United Kingdom promises another shot of cash for R&D

United Kingdom promises another shot of cash for R&D | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Announcement formalizes goal of reaching average Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development investment


After promising a major new investment in science last year, the U.K. government is planning another significant increase in spending. A year ago, Prime Minister Theresa May announced a boost to the government R&D budget that will total £4.7 billion over 4 years. Funding will ramp up each year, by 2020 reaching £2 billion above 2016 levels—a 21% increase. The funding, targeted to applied research, is part of an industrial strategy designed to stimulate the U.K. economy. (...) - Science, by  Erik Stokstad, Nov 20, 2017

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[UK] Universities urged to overhaul mental health support

The mother of a student who took his own life while at Oxford University, just days after he had been told to take a medical leave of absence from his studies, is calling for an overhaul of the way British universities support students suffering from mental illness, writes Eleanor Steafel for The Telegraph. (...) - University World News, The Telegraph, 17 November 2017 Issue No:483
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Too many academics study the same people

Too many academics study the same people | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Researchers should recognize communities that feel over-researched and under-rewarded. (...) - Nature, 08 Nov 2017

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Scotland's top universities urged to slash entry grades

In what would amount to an unprecedented overhaul of university enrolment, academics said elite institutions such as Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews should drop entry requirements to five ‘B’ grades at Higher for top courses such as medicine, law, accountancy, science and mathematics, writes Andrew Denholm for The Herald.  (...) - University World News, by The Herald, 03 November 2017 Issue No:481
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[South Africa] Tension builds as HE sector awaits government’s fee plan

Tension is mounting as the higher education sector continues to await the official release of the Heher Commission report on the feasibility of fee-free higher education – mere weeks before the end of the 2017 academic year and following last weekend’s leak of the report by national newspaper City Press. (...) - University World News, by Sharon Dell, 03 November 2017 Issue No:481
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[Malaysia] Universities’ crippling cuts are partially reversed

After two years of suffocating budgets cuts, Malaysia’s public universities finally have a little breathing space. The 2018 Budget announced last week increased the operating budgets for Malaysia’s 20 public universities by 9.8% for the coming year to MYR6.7 billion (US$1.6 billion). This hike partially reverses the crippling cuts of 19% in the budget for this year and 16% for last year. (...) - University World News, by Anil Netto, 02 November 2017 Issue No:481
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'We can't compete': why universities are losing their best AI scientists

'We can't compete': why universities are losing their best AI scientists | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

A handful of companies are luring away top researchers, but academics say they are killing the geese that lay the golden eggs (...) - The Guardian, by Ian Sample, 1 Nov 2017

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Reshaping the tenure and promotion process so that it becomes a catalyst for innovative and invigorating scholarship

Reshaping the tenure and promotion process so that it becomes a catalyst for innovative and invigorating scholarship | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The metrics used to identify excellence, and on which current tenure and promotion decisions are based, have become a barrier to more exciting and innovative scholarship. Christopher P. Long suggests an overhaul of tenure and promotion practices, advocating a holistic approach in which structured mentoring plays a key role and values-based metrics that will empower faculty to tell more textured stories about the impact of their work are developed. A mentoring framework that identifies horizons, milestones, and stepping stones will enable faculty to chart their own individual pathways to intellectual leadership. Meanwhile, an approach such as that taken by the HuMetricsHSS initiative can identify and explore indicators of excellence embedded across a wide spectrum of scholarly objects and a diversity of practices.(...) - Blog LSE 'Impact of Social Science', par Christopher P. Long, 01/11/2017

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