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The university experiment: Campus as laboratory

The university experiment: Campus as laboratory | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Innovative ways of teaching, learning and doing research are helping universities around the globe to adapt to the modern world. (...) - Nature, 15 Octobre 2014

   

   
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Tenure-track faculty should support other academics in more precarious career situations (opinion)

Tenure-track faculty should support other academics in more precarious career situations (opinion) | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Carolyn Chernoff has a simple suggestion for this conference season and for academics in general: don’t leave your friends behind. (...) - Inside Higher Ed, by Carolyn Chernoff, 2018/08/10

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For universities, making the case for diversity is part of making amends for racist past

Since US universities once stood at the forefront of the eugenics movement and its racist ideas, they should right the wrongs of the past by pursuing diversity on campus, two scholars argue. (...) - The Conversation, by J Miro & ET Gordon, 2018/08/09

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A Jordanian biologist redefines success for women in science

A Jordanian biologist redefines success for women in science | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Malak Abedalthagafi extols a memoir from a trailblazer in women’s rights. (...) - Nature, by Malak Abedalthagafi, 2018/08/03

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[US] Scientists stunned as medical non-profit group abruptly ends research grants

[US] Scientists stunned as medical non-profit group abruptly ends research grants | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The US-based March of Dimes says it revoked awards to 37 researchers as part of a shift in its funding priorities. (...) - Nature, by Amy Maxmen, 2018/08/02

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Why are so many academic conferences hostile to women?

Why are so many academic conferences hostile to women? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

We’re not only patronised and harassed. I attended a venue in a rough neighbourhood, where delegates were physically threatened (...) - The Guardian, by Anonymous academic, 2018/08/03

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[Australia] University to halt student enrolment growth

One of Australia’s top universities has announced that it would no longer increase student enrolments, citing a threat to quality posed by further expansion. The move ends a period of rapid growth in international enrolments in recent years, writes Jackson Gothe-Snape for ABC News. (...) - University World News, by ABC News, 27 July 2018 Issue No:516
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[China] Facial recognition ‘security measures’ grow on campuses

The use of facial recognition software is growing in China’s universities, ostensibly to improve security, but concerns are growing that it is used for monitoring students – including foreign students – and teachers, creating massive databases on student attendance and movements around campus.  (...) - University World News, by Yojana Sharma, 26 July 2018 Issue No:516
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– Establishing trust between researchers, government and the public: proposing an integrated process for evidence synthesis and policy development

– Establishing trust between researchers, government and the public: proposing an integrated process for evidence synthesis and policy development | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The journey from evidence to policy is inevitably complex and frequently becomes divisive as arguments rage about the validity and worth of the evidence presented. This is especially true in the “post-truth” era, where the opinions of experts are viewed with scepticism, opposing views (and evidence) are dismissed as “fake news”, and social media algorithms have fostered an “echo chamber” effect which further entrenches opinions. To effectively navigate this complexity, Peter Horton and Garrett Wallace Brown propose a new methodology for policy development, one which fully integrates scientific investigation with political debate and social discourse. (...) - Blog LSE 'Impact of Social Sciences', by Peter Horton and Garrett Wallace Brown, 2018/07/24

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Nobel economist slams European universities, work ethic

Nobel Prize-winning economist Bengt Holmström would like to see European universities become more disciplined in their approach to academia while making sure students graduate at a younger age, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor said in a recent feature interview with Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, writes Tom Turula for Nordic Business Insider.  (...) - University World News, by Nordic Business Insider, 20 July 2018 Issue No:515 Share
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[Russia] Top universities demand better accreditation system

The 50 largest Russian universities have called on Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, to abolish the current system of state accreditation of universities, due to its backwardness, according to universities’ representatives.  (...) - University World News, by Eugene Vorotnikov, 20 July 2018 Issue No:515 Share
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[Germany] International student and academic numbers are rising

[Germany] International student and academic numbers are rising | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Germany is increasingly being sought as a destination by international students and academics, says a recent report that also shows that the number of German students going abroad remains at a high level. (...) - University World News, by Michael Gardner, 20 July 2018 Issue No:515
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[UK] I'm an academic, and I feel underpaid and over-monitored

[UK] I'm an academic, and I feel underpaid and over-monitored | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

I receive more scrutiny and fewer opportunities than peers working in university administration. It doesn’t feel fair (...) - The Guardian, by  Anonymous academic, 2018/07/20

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[US] Nonprofit National University System makes moves to acquire for-profit institution

[US] Nonprofit National University System makes moves to acquire for-profit institution | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Nonprofit National University System seeks to expand into online graduate and doctoral programs by buying for-profit Northcentral University. (...) - Inside Higher Ed, by Ashley A Smith, 2018/07/18

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[Belgium] Des centaines de scientifiques belges publiés dans de "fausses revues"

[Belgium] Des centaines de scientifiques belges publiés dans de "fausses revues" | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Des centaines de chercheurs d'universités et d'instituts de recherche belges ont publié des études dans de célèbre (...) - La Libre, 10/08/2018

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Top US biomedical institute settles gender-discrimination lawsuits

Top US biomedical institute settles gender-discrimination lawsuits | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The Salk Institute has reached a deal with two of three female scientists who alleged unequal treatment. (...) - Nature, by Amy Maxmen, 2018/08/08

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– In the era of Brexit and fake news, scientists need to embrace social media

– In the era of Brexit and fake news, scientists need to embrace social media | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Despite the near-constant clamour to do so, many academics remain understandably reluctant to use social media to communicate their research. But as well as increasing the diversity of the audiences academics reach with their work, Andy Tattersall suggests social media can also serve an important purpose in the present era of Brexit and “fake news”. Social media can promote openness in research as international partnerships and collaborations are jeopardised, while increased adoption by scientists can also redress the balance that has shifted towards ill-evidenced news on some platforms. (...) - Blog LSE 'Impact of Social Sciences', by Andy Tattersall, 2018/08/09

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UK economy 'could benefit from more going to university'

UK economy 'could benefit from more going to university' | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Universities UK says educating people of all ages would help to meet economic challenges (...) - The Guardian, by Press Association, 2018/08/06

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[UK] Universities accused of artificially boosting grades

Universities in the United Kingdom are artificially inflating their grades to look good, a report by think tank Reform claims. The report states that universities, competing with each other, have altered the way grades are calculated to increase the number of firsts, writes Will Frampton for Bournemouth Daily Echo. (...) - University World News, by Bournemouth Daily Echo27 July 2018 Issue No:516
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[India] Universities in trouble over alleged fee violation

Some colleges and universities are in trouble with the Fee Regulatory Committee headed by Justice DV Shylendra Kumar, which has issued notices to 15 deemed universities and private universities in Karnataka state for allegedly breaching the fee structure set by the committee, reports Bangalore Mirror. (...) - University World News, by Bangalore Mirror, 27 July 2018 Issue No:516 Share
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[US] Republicans and Democrats Both Think Higher Ed’s on the Wrong Track — for Very Different Reasons

[US] Republicans and Democrats Both Think Higher Ed’s on the Wrong Track — for Very Different Reasons | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Sixty-one percent of Americans think higher education is going in the wrong direction, according to a new poll. (...) - The Chronicle of Higher Education, by Emma Pettit, 2018/07/26

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Academic writes 270 Wikipedia pages in a year to get female scientists noticed

Academic writes 270 Wikipedia pages in a year to get female scientists noticed | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Researcher Jess Wade says efforts to attract girls into science are not evidence-based – and are not working (...) - The Guardian, by Habbah Devlin, 2018/07/24

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[Europe] Bologna 20 years on – Look at the bigger picture

How should we be judging the Bologna Process 20 years on? The recent ministerial meeting provides a good opportunity to consider progress to date. (...) - University World News, by Anne Corbett, 20 July 2018 Issue No:515 Share
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[Ethiopia] Swedish grant to boost university’s postgraduate capacity

Postgraduate education in Ethiopia has received a massive boost following the recent signing of a US$22.5 million five-year agreement between the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and Ethiopia's flagship university aimed at strengthening postgraduate programmes and enhancing local capacity. (...) - University World News, by Maina Waruru, 20 July 2018 Issue No:515 Share
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Peer review ‘works against’ early career researchers | THE News

Peer review ‘works against’ early career researchers | THE News | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Australian group asks whether costs of ‘gold standard’ assessment are always warranted (...) - Times Higher Education, 2018/07/20

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Debate: Donald Trump’s war on science and its long-lasting consequences

Debate: Donald Trump’s war on science and its long-lasting consequences | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Conservatives have long tried to attack regulators such as the EPA with “weaponized transparency”. Coupled with the inflation of uncertainty, the intent is to make regulations impossible. (...) - The Conversation, by Andrea Saltelli, 2018/07/11

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