03 mars 2013

Big Push for Open Access

HomeBy Ry Rivard. New taxpayer-funded research must be made available to the public free of charge within a year of its publication, the Obama administration said Friday.
The president's Office of Science and Technology Policy told federal agencies to work on plans to release federally funded studies to the public. The policy applies to future unclassified research by agencies with research budgets of $100 million or more.
"Americans should have easy access to the results of research they help support," said John Holdren, the director of OSTP, in a response to a petition urging the public release of taxpayer-funded studies. Read more...

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Foreign students to top half a million in eight years

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Geoff Maslen. Enrolments by foreign students in Australian universities, technical institutions, English language colleges and schools are expected to jump by 117,000 – a 30% increase – to a record 520,000 over the next eight years.
This sharply increased number of on-campus students would add close to A$20 billion (US$20.5 billion) to the national economy, according to a report released by the federal government on Wednesday.
Prepared by the government’s International Education Advisory Council, the report says that while historic rates of growth in overseas enrolments will slow as some institutions reach carrying capacity, foreign student numbers will continue to increase and their spending will directly benefit education institutions as well as retailers, accommodation providers and community enterprises. Read more...

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World-class research on the rise in Brazil, Asia – Report

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Yojana Sharma. Emerging economies such as the BRICs – Brazil, Russia, India and China – and South Korea have been catching up with the West and Japan in research and development spending for some years, and their research ‘portfolios’ are showing significant areas of world-class excellence, according to a new report by Thomson Reuters.
The report, Building Bricks: Exploring the global research and innovation impact of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Korea, notes that there is still some way to go before the research bases of these countries match the “highly diversified knowledge economies” of Japan and the West. Read more...

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