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[Québec] Université Laval: Le «Dé-financement» chronique des universités québécoises

[Québec] Université Laval: Le «Dé-financement» chronique des universités québécoises | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Pendant que certains pays investissent massivement dans leurs institutions universitaires, le Québec s’engage dans un débat de société portant, notamment, sur le financement de ses universités.

Ce débat est préoccupant car le bateau de l’enseignement supérieur est en train de couler à une vitesse plus qu’inquiétante. (...) - Université de Laval, par Éric Bauce

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U.S. Interior Department to put academic, nonprofit grants through political review

U.S. Interior Department to put academic, nonprofit grants through political review | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Memo says grants should align with Trump administration priorities (...) - Science, by y Michael Doyle, E&E NewsJan. 9, 2018

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Universities must prepare for a technology-enabled future

Universities must prepare for a technology-enabled future | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Artificial intelligence and automation are bringing changes to higher education that will challenge, and may even threaten, traditional universities. (...) - The Conversation, by Subhash Kak, Jan 9 2018

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US postdocs need more support from their institutions, says advocacy group

US postdocs need more support from their institutions, says advocacy group | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Compensation, benefits and parental leave, among other issues, continue to be problems for US postdocs, according to the US National Postdoctoral Association (NPA). (...) - Naturejobs Blog, Karen Kaplan, 5 Jan 2018
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[US] NIH tweaks plan to award more grants to younger researchers

[US] NIH tweaks plan to award more grants to younger researchers | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Agency will no longer set a 10-year cutoff for eligibility


U.S. biomedical research leaders are pulling back from a plan to fund 400 additional grants each year from a narrowly defined set of young and midcareer researchers. The agency is tweaking the plan after hearing concerns that the policy was too arbitrary and could shut down productive labs.(...) - Science, by Jocelyn Kaiser, Dec. 15, 2017

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[US] Department of Energy broke law in blocking research funds, report says

[US] Department of Energy broke law in blocking research funds, report says | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Congressional watchdog flags attempted $91 million cut to the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s current budget (...) - Science, by Jeffrey Mervis, Dec 13 2017

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[Denmark] New research strategy has an eye on the Nobel Prize

The Danish government has launched a new research and innovation strategy aimed at both getting value for money from spending on research, innovation and the distribution of knowledge based on research, and ensuring research is of the highest quality. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 09 December 2017 Issue No:486
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Researcher in Swedish fraud case speaks out: ‘I’m very disappointed by my colleague’

Researcher in Swedish fraud case speaks out: ‘I’m very disappointed by my colleague’ | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Data in a paper about the dangers of microplastics were fabricated, a new investigation finds (...) - Science, by Martin Enserink, Dec 8 2017

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Brexit agreement would allow EU scientists to stay in United Kingdom

Brexit agreement would allow EU scientists to stay in United Kingdom | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Larger political deal achieves a long-standing goal of scientific community, but hard tasks lie ahead (..) - Science, by Erik Stokstad, Dec. 8, 2017

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L’enseignement supérieur en Algérie : un défi constant

L’enseignement supérieur en Algérie : un défi constant | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
L’Algérie fait face à un double enjeu : intégrer la jeunesse de sa population dans la société et préparer les activités de l’après-pétrole.
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Hundreds of German universities set to lose access to Elsevier journals

Hundreds of German universities set to lose access to Elsevier journals | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Negotiations to reduce journal prices and promote open access are progressing slowly. (...) - Nature, by Quirin Schiermeier, 2017/12/05

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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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[Chille] Majority of universities are now research-oriented

For the first time in Chile there are more complex universities, that focus on research and also teach six or seven PhDs in three or more disciplines, than teaching-only universities.  (...) - University World News, by María Elena Hurtado, 09 January 2018 Issue No:488
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[Australia] University funding to be 'frozen' in time by federal cuts

Planned federal cuts of more than AU$2 billion (US$1.6 billion) would mean university funding was 'frozen in time' and would force severe reductions in student numbers, according to Universities Australia. (...) - University World News, by Geoff Maslen05 January 2018 Issue No:488
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[US] Trump’s Disdain for Science

[US] Trump’s Disdain for Science | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Much of what the federal government does has scientific and technological underpinnings. Yet the president has still not appointed a science adviser. (...) - The New York Times, by NEAL F. LANE and MICHAEL RIORDAN, Jan 4, 2018

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My children make me a better scientist

My children make me a better scientist | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Having children can offer unique career benefits, this scientist writes (....) - Science, by Samantha Grover, Dec 14, 2107

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Research funding for US universities up for first time in five years in 2016

Non-profit organizations and other funding sources also funnelled more into academic research. (...) - Nature, 12 Dec 2017

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LERU universities contribute €100 billion to economy

Investment in leading research universities generates a substantial return for the wider economy, and the 23 members of the League of European Research Universities or LERU are contributing almost €100 billion (US$117 billion) to the European economy and 1.3 million jobs, according to a new study.  (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust and Brendan O’Malley, 08 December 2017 Issue No:486
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[Sweden] Government pulls plan to fight social inequity in HE

Minister of Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson has withdrawn government proposals to make universities work harder to combat social inequity in access to higher education following strong opposition from within the sector. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 08 December 2017 Issue No:486
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US science gender gap unpicked

Differences in publication rates and salaries analysed.


Three US studies shed light on efforts to increase diversity in academic hiring and on differences between female and male scientists’ publication rates and salaries. One study finds that female PhD holders in the United States submit and publish fewer manuscripts, including as first author, than do men. (...) - Nature 552, 140 (2017)

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Book dissects research fraud from an organizational level

Book dissects research fraud from an organizational level | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Using a database of 750 cases of research fraud from around the world, professors examine fraud as a phenomenon, tracing its history and trajectory and looking at what can be done about it. (...) - Inside Higher Ed, by Nick Roll, Dec 5 2017

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[Algeria] “L’université vit un malaise sans précédent”

[Algeria] “L’université vit un malaise sans précédent” | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

“On ne veut pas faire de l’université un lieu de réflexion, mais une fabrique de diplômes”, a martelé M. Djabi, qui estime qu’il n’y a pas de réflexion sur l’avenir du pays. (...) liberte-algerie.com, par Kamal Ouhnia, 04/12/2017

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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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