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India boosts budget for science, innovation, crops

India boosts budget for science, innovation, crops | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Despite economic constraints India has boosted budgetary allocation for the science sectors.

[NEW DELHI] India has hiked funds for its ministry of science and technology by 20 per cent in its 2013-14 annual budget, with major initiatives in the agriculture sector and support for grassroots innovations.(...)  - SciDev.Net, by

T. V. Padma,  1 mars 2013

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Europe’s top science funder shows high-risk research pays off

Europe’s top science funder shows high-risk research pays off | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The European Research Council publishes third popular impact assessment of the projects it funds. (...) - Nature, by Inga Vesper, 04/06/2018

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[Europe] Erasmus+ opens to world, offers post-Brexit UK access

A model for the post-Brexit participation of the United Kingdom in European higher education is offered in the European Commission’s new proposal for the Erasmus+ initiative, with its surprise opening to the world. The proposal also doubles the budget for the 2021-27 Erasmus+ and trebles learning and mobility opportunities to 12 million people.  (...) - University World News, by Karen MacGregor, 02 June 2018 Issue No:508
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– A scientific paper shouldn’t tell a good story but present a strong argument

– A scientific paper shouldn’t tell a good story but present a strong argument | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

A recent Impact Blog post extolled the benefits of using a storytelling approach when writing a scientific paper. However, while such an approach might well make for a compelling read, does providing an arresting narrative come at the expense of the reader’s critical engagement with the paper? Thomas Basbøll argues that the essential “drama” of any scientific paper stems from the conversation that reader and writer are implicitly engaged in. It is more efficient to think of your paper as series of claims to be supported, elaborated or defended according to the difficulty a knowledgeable reader will experience when faced with them. (...) - Blog LSE 'Impact of Social Sciences', by Thomas Basboll, 2018/06/01

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[Canada] University funding debates should be broadened to reflect their democratic purpose

In 2017, Murdoch University successfully applied to the Fair Work Commission to terminate its Enterprise Agreement. From the National Tertiary Education Union’s (NTEU) perspective this was an attack on staff salaries and conditions and showed industrial relations law was deeply one-sided.  (...) - Acdemic Matters, by  Dominic O'Sullivan, 2018

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Fewer Chinese to stay abroad after graduation – Survey

The number of Chinese students seeking to settle overseas after graduating from universities abroad is dropping, amid stricter immigration policies in many countries and continued strong growth fuelling job opportunities in China, says a survey released as the United States reportedly considers limiting the length of visas for certain categories of Chinese students.  (...) - University World News, by Amber Ziye Wang, 31 May 2018 Issue No:508
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Brexit uncertainty threatens fusion-energy research

Brexit uncertainty threatens fusion-energy research | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

(Confusion over UK funding from Europe’s nuclear agency is adding to the anxiety of staff at the Joint European Torus. (...) - Nature, 2018/05/29

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UK universities drop in global innovation rankings

UK universities drop in global innovation rankings | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The potential effects of Brexit on the UK's universities has truly begun to bite – and the situation could further deteriorate (...) - Research Information, 2018//04/25

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[Germany] Scrapped tuition fees boost Germany’s popularity

The absence of tuition fees at most universities in Germany appears to be the chief aspect international students consider when making their choice of where to study, ahead of the quality of higher education offered. The key consideration in funding their study period abroad is being allowed to work part-time, a recent study found. (...) - University World News, by Michael Gardner, 24 May 2018 Issue No:507
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UK wants more influence on EU science than any other non-member after Brexit

UK wants more influence on EU science than any other non-member after Brexit | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
In a paper setting out its negotiating terms, the government calls for a far reaching-science and innovation pact and says it will respect the remit of the European Court of Justice  (...) - Science|Business, by Éanna Kelly, 2018/05/24
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Science needs clarity on Europe’s data-protection law

Science needs clarity on Europe’s data-protection law | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

As a commendable European law on personal data comes into force, the research community must not let excessive caution about data sharing, however understandable, become the default position. (...) - Nature, 22/05/2018

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[New Zealand] Universities shocked as government freezes funding

A new Labour-led government has shocked universities in New Zealand by freezing their funding in its first Budget. The decision appears to be a direct trade-off for the hundreds-of-millions of dollars committed to waiving students' fees for their first year of tertiary study, a policy the government rushed into place soon after taking power late last year. (...) - University World News, by John Gerritsen, 20 May 2018 Issue No:506 Share
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Improving support for young biomedical scientists

Over the past several years, we and others in the biomedical research community have become increasingly concerned that younger scientists are not being adequately supported as independent academic investigators and that, of equal importance, these newly launched investigators are being strongly discouraged from tackling novel scientific problems ( 1 – 6 ). Both issues can prevent talented trainees from aspiring to careers in biomedical research, despite the extraordinary opportunities offered by new technologies and recent discoveries. We view this situation as an existential threat to our profession, demanding that we urgently confront the underlying problems. It is widely recognized that career pathways for young scientists have changed dramatically and that over 80% of those who receive biomedical Ph.D.'s today will be employed in positions other than academic faculty ( 1 , 5 ). The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recently released a report that addresses many important aspects of these cultural changes ( 7 ). Here we focus on the problems faced by those who will renew the ranks of academic research faculty, with proposals that complement the recommendations in that report. Drawing on lessons from Europe and the United States, we propose three steps that could be taken by funding agencies, specifically the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) but also others across the world, to support young investigators in more constructive and effective ways. (...) - Science 18 May 2018: Vol. 360, Issue 6390, pp. 716-718, by Bruce Alberts et al.,

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Europe’s open-access drive escalates as university stand-offs spread

Europe’s open-access drive escalates as university stand-offs spread | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Sweden is latest country to hold out on journal subscriptions, while negotiators share tactics to broker new deals with publishers. (...) - Nature, by Holly Else, 2018/05/17

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« L’université de Princeton est un cocon parfois trop isolant »

« L’université de Princeton est un cocon parfois trop isolant » | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Thomas Kergonou Jimenez, parti en échange universitaire dans la prestigieuse université américaine, raconte comment le sport est une activité fondamentale pour nombre d’étudiant·e·s des universités américaines. (...) - Le Monde Campus, 04/06/2018

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[UK] First signs of a decline in European Union academics

The proportion of academics at British universities who are from other European Union countries continued to rise after the 2016 Brexit vote and is now 17% across all institutions and 24% in the top Russell Group universities. But growth in EU academics is tailing off and there has been a drop in EU academics under 34 years. (...) - University World News, by Karen MacGregor, 02 June 2018 Issue No:508
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– Alphabetical name ordering is discriminatory and harmful to collaborations

– Alphabetical name ordering is discriminatory and harmful to collaborations | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

When multiple authors collaborate on an article, book, or report, the order in which they are listed is important. How this is done may vary by scientific discipline, with most determining the orde… (...) - Blog LSE 'Impact of Social Sciences', by Matthias Weber, 2018/05/29

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[Japan] 70% of universities oppose government plan – Survey

Over 70% of Japan’s national universities are opposed to the central government's requirements of hiring more outside directors and instructors with practical experience in order to be eligible for the system to make higher education free of charge, reports The Mainichi.  (...) - University World News, by The Mainichi, 01 June 2018 Issue No:508
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Gender inequality in authorship set to persist for decades

Some disciplines need to implement reforms if parity is to be achieved. (...) - Nature 557, 747 (2018)

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[Sweden] Minister tells universities to stop academic inbreeding

Following the report of the investigation by the Swedish Association of University Teachers and Researchers (SULF) into academic inbreeding at three Swedish universities, public debate about the issue has intensified, with numerous allegations surfacing of job announcements that are so specific in their requirements that all but the name of the preferred candidate is effectively given. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 25 May 2018 Issue No:507
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[Belgique] Des universités européennes, pour plus de convergences dans l'enseignement

[Belgique] Des universités européennes, pour plus de convergences dans l'enseignement | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Les "universités européennes" feront bientôt leur apparition: un nouveau projet de convergence de l’enseignement dont les grandes lignes se dessinent. (...) - lecho.be, 2018/05/25

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Russian universities are ‘poised to compete globally’

Russian universities are poised to emerge from decades of relative obscurity and become a new force in international higher education, experts in international ranking say at a QS global summit in Moscow on achieving university excellence. (...) - University World News, by Nick Holdsworth, 24 May 2018 Issue No:507 Share
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[Australia] Call for postgraduate research students to be paid

The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) has renewed its call for research students to be paid for their work, as the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures confirm that postgraduate students comprise the majority of human resources dedicated to research. (...) - University World News, 24 May 2018 Issue No:507
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UK is ready to pay to stay in EU’s research programmes - University World News

The United Kingdom's Prime Minister, Theresa May, said last Monday she is seeking full continued participation in the European Union’s next research and innovation programmes post Brexit, which the UK would willingly pay for. - University World News, by Brendan O'Malley, 21 May 2018 Issue No:507
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[Europe] Will Macron clarify his university networks vision?

European universities are already moving towards realising the proposal expressed by French President Emmanuel Macron for the establishment of 20 European university networks. But several stakeholders are warning of ambiguities in the vision and the European Students’ Union has come out strongly against the proposals, claiming it is yet another form of ‘elitism’.  (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 18 May 2018 Issue No:506
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"Giù le mani dagli appelli, ci danneggiate", gli universitari italiani contro lo sciopero dei docenti

"Giù le mani dagli appelli, ci danneggiate", gli universitari italiani contro lo sciopero dei docenti | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

I docenti cancellano appelli d'esame per chiedere lo sblocco degli stipendi e garanzie contro il precariato accademico, ma gli studenti non ci stanno e lanciano la fotopetizione #giùlemanidagliappelli (...) - huffingtonpost.it, by Adalgisa Marroco, 2018/05/17

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