15 décembre 2013

UUK gender segregation case study withdrawn

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/magazine/graphics/logo.pngBy Jack Grove. A controversial case study that aimed to help guide universities on gender segregation at events featuring Islamic speakers has been withdrawn after David Cameron waded into the row over Universities UK’s advice. The prime minister said universities should not be able to separate men and women at the request of guest speakers, a Downing Street spokesman said on 13 December. His comments came amid growing criticism of legal advice issued by UUK last month, which says a speaker’s right to religious expression may be violated if a request to segregate an audience is not allowed for in some way. Read more...

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Gender segregation guidelines to be reviewed as David Cameron steps into row for the first time

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy David Barrett. Universities UK announces it will work with the equality watchdog to re-write its controversial gender segregation guidance as the Prime Minister's spokesman says it should not be allowed. Controversial guidelines which endorsed gender segregation at British universities are to be reviewed after a massive public backlash. Universities UK (UUK), which last month said Muslim societies and other groups were entitled to practice gender segregation at public meetings on campus, said it would work with the equalities watchdog to look again at its guidance. Read more...

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Are too many people going to university?

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy David Ellis. If the Government continues to push for greater student numbers, a degree will be worth less and less, argues David Ellis. Four words that can unsettle me: ‘We need to talk’ and ‘No, everything is fine’. Last week, though, ‘Student admissions cap abolished’ did it.
George Osborne announced universities would be free to expand as they wish, with no ‘arbitrary cap’ – his words – on admissions. Next year initiates the change, with 30,000 more places made available, which is expected to boost university applications and undergraduate numbers. Read more...

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5 Things to Consider Before Transferring to a U.S. College

By Yao Lu. My first year as a college student did not go as well as I had hoped. I felt I was not challenged enough academically, and the college I attended was quite small, meaning there were few clubs and activities I really enjoyed. More...

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Higher education plays bigger role in New York State to promote business

PlacardNew York State Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced that the State ranked among the top in the nation for attracting international talents, and hailed the higher education's potential to foster innovative start-ups and promote economic growth for the state. 
The Open Doors Report, published annually by the Institute of International Education (IIE) with support from the US Department of State's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, found that New York State welcomed 88,219 international students in 2012-13, an increase of 7.1 percent from the previous year. More...

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Humanities vital for humanity - experts

Stuff.co.nzThe Bachelor of Bugger All? Not if some of New Zealand's humanities heads can make a difference.
International education experts have descended on Palmerston North to push the importance of the humanities in modern society.
Massey University launched its WH Oliver Humanities Research Academy last night, named after Feilding-born scholar Bill Oliver whose work challenged Kiwis to question who we are as people and earned him a Prime Minister's Award in 2008. More...

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Bibliometrics: Global gender disparities in science

Gender mapBy Vincent Larivière, Chaoqun Ni, Yves Gingras, Blaise Cronin & Cassidy R. Sugimoto. Despite many good intentions and initiatives, gender inequality is still rife in science. Although there are more female than male undergraduate and graduate students in many countries there are relatively few female full professors, and gender inequalities in hiring, earnings, funding, satisfaction and patentin persist. 
One focus of previous research has been the 'productivity puzzle'. Men publish more papers, on average, than women, although the gap differs between fields and subfields. Women publish significantly fewer papers in areas in which research is expensive, such as high-energy physics, possibly as a result of policies and procedures relating to funding allocations. Women are less likely to participate in collaborations that lead to publication and are much less likely to be listed as either first or last author on a paper. There is no consensus on the reasons for these gender differences in research output and collaboration — whether it is down to bias, childbearing and rearing, or other variables. More...

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Les téléphones portables seraient dangereux pour la réussite des études

Orientations : études, métiers, alternance, emploi, orientations scolaireLes résultats scolaires pourraient être impactés de manière négative par l'utilisation trop massive des téléphones portables et autres smartphones, selon une étude menée par des chercheurs américains, auprès de 500 étudiants. Plus anxieux, moins concentrés : ces derniers ne profitent pas de leur connectivité, bien au contraire ! 
Quand on est étudiant, il est nécessaire de décrocher de son téléphone. Et pour cause : un groupe de scientifiques de l'université de Kent, aux Etats-Unis, a étudié le lien entre les résultats scolaires de 500 étudiants âgés d'une vingtaine d'années et leur utilisation du téléphone portable. Le résultat est sans appel : les jeunes qui utilisent le plus leur appareil, même pour n'envoyer que des SMS, ont de moins bons résultats que les autres. De plus, ils sont aussi plus anxieux. More...

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Le recrutement via les réseaux sociaux reste encore relativement limité

Orientations : études, métiers, alternance, emploi, orientations scolaireUne enquête du cabinet StepStone révèle que les réseaux sociaux ne permettent pas encore de recruter massivement de futurs collaborateurs. En revanche, ils sont pleinement utilisés pour les recherches approfondies sur les candidats. Et ce, même si parfois cette pratique est interdite… 
StepStone, expert européen du recrutement en ligne, vient de dévoiler une étude sur le recrutement via les réseaux sociaux. Cette enquête, menée dans sept pays européens, révèle que si, d'une manière générale, les réseaux sociaux ne permettent pas aux entreprises de recruter massivement - bien qu'ils soient largement utilisés par les internautes -, ils permettent d’enquêter sur les candidats. More...

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Le doctorat mène à l'emploi, certes lentement mais sûrement

Orientations : études, métiers, alternance, emploi, orientations scolaireIl faut cinq ans sur le marché du travail pour que 94 % des docteurs soient en emploi, dont 86 % bénéficiant d'un contrat à durée indéterminée. Mais, avant, c'est un peu plus compliqué de s'inscrire durablement dans un poste, et d'être rétribué à sa juste valeur !
De plus en plus nombreux,les docteurs ne sont pourtant pas les mieux lotis face au chômage. Et pour cause : ils sont en concurrence entre eux, ainsi qu'avec les ingénieurs, révélait dernièrement l'OCDE. Et, selon la dernière enquête du Céreq (Centre d'études et de recherches sur les qualifications), après trois ans de vie active, il subsiste 10 % de chômeurs parmi les docteurs de 2007. More...

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