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UK, Londres : Milliers d'étudiants dans la rue contre les frais universitaires

UK, Londres : Milliers d'étudiants dans la rue contre les frais universitaires | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Des milliers d'étudiants britanniques ont défilé mercredi à Londres sous étroite surveillance policière. Ils protestaient contre la hausse des frais d'inscription et le chômage des jeunes. (...) - lematin.ch, 21/11/2012

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I thought US universities were driven by profit – until I moved to the UK

I thought US universities were driven by profit – until I moved to the UK | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

I expected a culture shock when I crossed the Atlantic, but I didn’t anticipate how corporatised British universities would be (...) - The Guardian, by Anonymous academic, 2018/04/27

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Economic crisis crippling progress at Venezuelan universities

Economic crisis crippling progress at Venezuelan universities | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

University leaders introduce three-day timetables as teachers struggle to pay bus fares to get to class (...) - Times Higher Education, 2018/04/25

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La sélection est très attractive !

La sélection est très attractive ! | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Attention. Actualisation ce jour même à 19 heures car un dossier de presse ministériel est désormais en ligne (24 pages)... En attente d'analyse ! Histogramme du nombre de vœux par type de formation Cliquer sur l'image pour l'agrandir Chronique ci-dessous publiée à 15 heures 4. Choisir une filière sélective à l'entrée de l'enseignement supérieur est… (...) - Blog "Histoires d'Universités", 23/04/2018

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[UK] For academics on insecure contracts, it's hard to not feel undervalued

[UK] For academics on insecure contracts, it's hard to not feel undervalued | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

In my first lecturing job, I ignored the low pay and focused on my students. But I never even got a word of thanks. (...) - The Guardian, by Anonymous academic, 2018/04/20

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Economic crisis forces slowdown at universities

Teachers unable to pay the bus fare to get to class; students stuck in long supermarket lines in the quest for affordable food: Venezuela’s academics say the deep economic crisis is paralysing the country's universities, writes Alex Vasquez for AFP. (...) - University World News, AFP, 20 April 2018 Issue No:502
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9 things to avoid in research comms

9 things to avoid in research comms | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

ODI's Caroline Cassidy and Louise Ball with their list of things to be avoided (but we do them anyway) when trying to communicate research findings (...) - ofamblogs.org, by Caroline Cassidy and Louise Ball, 2018/02/09

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A final dash across the United States: updates from the 2018 March for Science

A final dash across the United States: updates from the 2018 March for Science | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The crowds were much smaller for the second March for Science, but the concerns may have been even more intense (...) - Science, 2018/04/14

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[Russia] Putin to boost science research funding by 150%

Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to increase funding of national science by 150% over current levels by the end of the year, according to the press service of the Presidential Administration of Russia. The increase will be applied to unallocated funding under Russia’s existing science and technology programme 2014-20, and will increase the amount available from RUB40 billion to RUB60 billion (US$644 million to nearly US$1 billion).  (...) - University World News, by Eugene Vorotnikov, 14 April 2018 Issue No:501
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[Romania] Government funding cuts anger top universities

Romania’s ministry of education has angered academics with a decision to cut funding for the country’s top universities, which have been increasingly critical of government policies in the past year, writes Ana Maria Luca for BIRN. (...) - University World News, by BIRN, 13 April 2018 Issue No:501
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Want More College Students to Graduate? Fix the High Schools

Want More College Students to Graduate? Fix the High Schools | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

When students arrive on campus unprepared for even the most minimal expectations of college work, they are set up to fail. Here’s how college leaders can change that. (...) - The Chronicle of Higher Education, by Patricia McGuire, 2018/04/12

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How I learned to stop caring about prestige

How I learned to stop caring about prestige | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

This postdoc has found contentment in what he has accomplished, regardless of the prominence of his institution or the journals in which he has published (...) - Science, by Edmond Sanganyado, 2018/04/12

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How do we build more inclusive universities?

How do we build more inclusive universities? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Race is still a disadvantage for black and minority ethnic students. We need radical change to level the playing field (...) - The Guardian, by Kalwant Bhopal, 2018/04/11

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[Canada] Enseignement supérieur: peu de progrès vers l'équité hommes-femmes

[Canada] Enseignement supérieur: peu de progrès vers l'équité hommes-femmes | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

L'équité entre les femmes et les hommes dans les collèges et les universités a progressé à pas de tortue au cours des 10 dernières années, révèle une étud (...) - La Presse, par Suzanne Colpron, 06/05/2018

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[US] When college and university tuition goes up, campus diversity goes down

[US] When college and university tuition goes up, campus diversity goes down | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

As college tuition continues to rise at a staggering rate, people tend to worry about how much harder it becomes for students and families to pay for college. As researchers who focus on higher education, we found a different reason to worry. We examined tuition hikes at public four-year colleges and universities over a 14-year … (....) - Academics, by Drew Allen and Gregory Wolnak, 2018/ 04/26

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Accueil des étudiants étrangers : la France veut remonter sur le podium

Accueil des étudiants étrangers : la France veut remonter sur le podium | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Quatrième destination pour les étudiants internationaux, le pays a vu leurs effectifs augmenter de 4,6 % en 2016-2017. (...) - Le Monde, par Adrien de Tricornot, 24/04/2018

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Assessment of potential bias in research grant peer review in Canada

Assessment of potential bias in research grant peer review in Canada | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

BACKGROUND: Peer review is used to determine what research is funded and published, yet little is known about its effectiveness, and it is suspected that there may be biases. We investigated the variability of peer review and factors influencing ratings of grant applications. (...) - CMAJ April 23, 2018 190 (16) E489-E499, by Tamblyn R et al


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[Netherlands] Universities, publishers agree on open-access deals

Despite some difficult negotiations, academic institutions in the Netherlands have been securing subscriptions that combine publishing and reading into one fee, with many universities pushing for scholarly journals to become open access, writes Diana Kwon for The Scientist. (...) - University World News, by The Scientist, 20 April 2018 Issue No:502
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How much research goes completely uncited?

How much research goes completely uncited? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Analysis from THE’s data team suggests big differences among disciplines in the amount of scholarship that fails to garner a citation (...) - Times Higher Education, by Simon Baker, 2018/04/18

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[US] Reshaping the research landscape

[US] Reshaping the research landscape | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
A 12 April report from the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers ideas for reshaping the landscape of life-science research across all career levels in the US biomedical research pipeline. (...) - Naturejobs Blog, by Karen Kaplan, 2018/04/17
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170 academics sign open letter expressing concern about academic freedom in Singapore, Politics News & Top Stories

170 academics sign open letter expressing concern about academic freedom in Singapore, Politics News & Top Stories | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

SINGAPORE - At least 170 academics have voiced concern about academic freedom in Singapore, with several saying that diverse views should be encouraged and not quashed.. (...) - straitstimes.com, by Joanna Seow, 2018/04/13

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[Africa] Bridging the gap for women in science and technology

Attempts to bridge the gap between women and men in science and technology fields are unlikely to be fully successful unless there are equal opportunities for women at the levels of education, career advancement and leadership positions, participants at the recent Next Einstein Forum (NEF) held in Kigali heard.  (...) - University World News, by  Munyaradzi Makoni, 13 April 2018 Issue No:501
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University declines to sanction doctor who referred patient for deadly transplant

University declines to sanction doctor who referred patient for deadly transplant | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Rector finds no legal basis to discipline former colleague of disgraced surgeon Paolo Macchiarini (...) - Science, by Gretchen Vogel, 2018/04/18

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How to develop a cohesive narrative in your tenure and promotion dossier (opinion)

How to develop a cohesive narrative in your tenure and promotion dossier (opinion) | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Christine Tulley gives advice on developing a cohesive narrative in your tenure and promotion dossier. (...) - Inside Higher Ed, by Christine Tulley, 2018/04/12

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[US] Panel calls for a postdoc tax and other measures to help biomedical scientists find jobs

[US] Panel calls for a postdoc tax and other measures to help biomedical scientists find jobs | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The U.S. Congress, federal funding agencies, universities, and other research institutions must take significant steps, such as a postdoc “tax” and a hard cap on how long postdocs can be funded by a lab head, to better usher young biomedical scientists into viable careers, a committee from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) concluded in a report released today. (...) - Science, by Michael Price, 2018/04/12

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How to Write an Academic Book Proposal: Identifying Your Idea and Readership –

How to Write an Academic Book Proposal: Identifying Your Idea and Readership – | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Writing an academic book proposal is no joke. After spending countless hours thinking about your book and beginning the writing process, you have to distill the best ideas from your book into a document that is likely five percent of the length of your book (if you’re lucky). On top of that, you have to (...) - UP IN consulting, by Jane, 2018/04/03

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