02 juin 2013

Wellcome puts trust in expanded open access

Times Higher EducationBy Elizabeth Gibney. The Wellcome Trust has announced plans to extend its open access policy to include scholarly monographs and book chapters. For holders of grants awarded after 1 October 2013, and existing grant holders from October 2014, publishing in books and scholarly monographs will be subject to the same open access requirements as peer-reviewed research papers. Read more...

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Study calls for proper reporting of experiments

Times Higher EducationBy Elizabeth Gibney. Without proper reporting social and psychological experiments are a “waste of money”, researchers have said. A study by academics at the University of Oxford and University College London reviewed more than 200 experiments across 40 leading journals in social and behavioural sciences. They found that reports did not carry full details about how the interventions in psychology, criminology, education, and social work were implemented. Read more...

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Cable criticises any gloating over immigration figures

Times Higher EducationBy . Vince Cable has said any sense of “triumph” over new figures showing a decline in student immigration is “absurd”, as he issued a strong defence of international student movement. Speaking at the Global University Summit, hosted by the University of Warwick, in central London, the business secretary also suggested that in order to tackle the ongoing tension between the government’s targets to lower net migration and the important overseas student market, “we need to find a cleverer way to present the data”. Read more...

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Push to lure university students to Canberra

http://images.canberratimes.com.au/2012/12/10/3878511/Noel_Towell-127x127px-.jpgBy Noel Towell. The ACT government says Canberra's universities will benefit from a new program to promote the city's tertiary sector. The territory budget next month will contain spending of $2 million over four years to establish "StudyCanberra", aimed at making the capital a "city of first choice" for interstate and international students. The news will be welcomed by the city's two universities, reeling from federal government funding cuts, with the University of Canberra set to lose $8.3 million in the next three years and the ANU looking at $51 million in cuts in two years. Read more...

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Third-level reform plan welcomed

http://www.irishtimes.com/polopoly_fs/1.1320251.1362775718!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/box_300_250/image.jpgBy . Move aimed at fostering more coherence between education system and enterprise. A substantial reform of Ireland’s higher-education sector will see the creation of three technological universities, four regional clusters and the rationalisation of teacher training and art education, the Minister for Education and Skills has said.
Proposals to accomplish this were published by Ruairí Quinn yesterday and will bring about a major consolidation of the institute of technology sector and foster greater coherence between the education system and national priorities, particularly those in the economic and enterprise areas. Read more...

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The Americans are not coming. Should Canada's universities care?

http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/media/www/images/flag/gam-masthead.pngBy James Bradshaw. From Alan Wildeman’s office window, the Ambassador Bridge to the United States is “about a driver and two 3-woods away” – a few hundred yards, in golf parlance. So it is a source of frustration to the University of Windsor president that of 2,000 international students his university hosted this year from all corners of the world, only 82 came from south of the border. Read more...

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France's Message to Science: Help Us Fix the Economy

http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/site-img/si-header.jpgBy Elisabeth Pain. France's government hopes that science can help shore up the country's lackluster economy. On Tuesday, the National Assembly approved a new law that aims to simplify the national landscape for research and higher education and make it more efficient, better able to address societal and economic challenges, and more competitive at the European level. The bill, which comes hand in hand with a new strategic plan for France's research priorities, also gives the government a greater role in coordinating research. The bill and the road map have been sharply criticized by various groups of researchers and university professors. Read more...

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Admission of women students soars to more than 100,000

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Gilbert Nganga. The number of women students entering Kenyan universities rose at the fastest rate ever – by more than 30% – last year, and for the first time there are more than 100,000 female students in higher education, new government data show. Kenya’s recently released Economic Survey 2013, a document that tracks annual economic data across all sectors, showed that there were some 105,115 female students enrolled in universities in 2012, up from 80,560 the year before. Read more...

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Doctoral mobility – Push-pull factors for East-West

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Jess Guth. “Neither the level of the necessary scientific equipment nor the available library information makes it possible to carry out any meaningful research, if one relies on national sources in Bulgaria,” a professor who is a member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences explained in a series of studies we conducted as part of the Mobility and Excellence in the European Research Area – MOBEX2 – project funded by the ESRC, or Economic and Social Research Council, and the Anglo-German Foundation. Read more...

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PhDs abroad – The case of Arabs from Israel

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Kussai Haj Yehia. The United States is the main country of destination for Arab academics from Israel who intend to obtain a PhD abroad, because the US grants Fulbright scholarships at the doctoral level in any field to students with academic excellence who are engaged in social activities and community service, and who have leadership abilities. The Fulbright foundation has awarded scholarships and research grants to more than 1,300 Israeli academics, including Arab academics, since the establishment of the fund. Since 2007, the fund has allocated grants to eight to 10 Arab students from Israel each year intending to obtain higher degrees, especially PhDs. Israel has eight universities that include about 5,800 senior lecturers and 2,334 lecturers with no tenure. Read more...

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