01 février 2014

THE Best University Workplace Survey: the results

By Chris Parr. Find out how academics and professional and support staff feel about working in UK higher education.
Academics love what they do but hate the way that their profession is changing – right? And professional and support staff are more empowered than ever; in fact, they are running the show – correct?
If you were to listen only to the more voluble critics of the state of the higher education workplace in 2014, you could be forgiven for holding such black and white views. The reality, of course, is far more nuanced. More...

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Horizon 2020 ‘to generate £2 billion in grants’ for UK in first two years

By Holly Else. Commissioner tells academics to ‘get cracking’ on proposals.
The European Commission is expecting UK researchers and businesses to win up to £2 billion in grants over the next two years under its Horizon 2020 funding programme.
Màire Geoghegan-Quinn, European commissioner for research, innovation and science, made the claim at the official launch of the €80 billion (£65.62 billion) research and innovation programme at the Royal Society in London today. More...

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University applicant numbers hit near-record levels

By Jack Grove. The number of university applicants has grown by 4 per cent, despite a falling population of young people, new figures show.
Some 580,000 applicants applied to higher education courses in the UK by 15 January, the main deadline for university applications, far higher than at the same point last year, according to statistics published by the admissions body Ucas on 31 January. With the number of 18-year-olds 1 per cent lower this year, it means application rates for young people across the UK are at, or near, their highest levels. More...

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UN criticises rich countries over educational aid

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/magazine/graphics/logo.pngBy David Matthews. University scholarships make up quarter of money donated.
The United Nations has criticised wealthy countries for the way they provide educational aid to poor countries, claiming that their focus is on university scholarships rather than help for schools in the poorest nations.
A quarter of all educational aid takes the form of scholarships for students to study at university in rich countries, which amounted to $3.2 billion in 2010-11 (£1.95 billion), says a new report, meaning that the money often never actually leaves the donor country. More...

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Private college gave ‘misleading information’ to Student Loans Company

By John Morgan. A private college “supplied misleading information” that led to students wrongly gaining access to public-backed loans, according to the government.
The Department for Business Innovation and Skills said today that it had never granted “designation” – giving students access to Student Loans Company funding – to ICE Academy’s campuses in Manchester, Bedford and Croydon.
News that SLC funds have been incorrectly paid out to a private college will be a further embarrassment to BIS. More...

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Submissions and bookings open for transatlantic studies symposium

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/css/hea2/images/hea2-header-bg-swirl.pngThe Higher Education Academy is holding a one-day symposium on 1 May at the University of Liverpool on teaching the transatlantic - its pedagogies and practices.
The interactive workshop - The transatlantic: towards a scholarship of learning and teaching - will consider pedagogies produced by the Caribbean and the transatlantic and is likely to be of particular interest to teachers of History, American Studies, Literature, and Languages.
Twenty years after the publication of Paul Gilroy’s The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness and 25 years after Bernabé, Chamoiseau and Confiant published their manifesto In Praise of Creoleness, this event will explore how teaching the transatlantic engages the ‘shattered histories’ (Walcott, 1998) of the Atlantic. More...

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HEA opens call for research into students as partners

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/css/hea2/images/hea2-header-bg-swirl.pngThe Higher Education Academy (HEA) is inviting submissions for research proposals that relate to pedagogies of partnership and their impact on student learning.
Proposals are particularly sought in areas of research that will:
• increase our understanding of pedagogical approaches that foster partnership, with attention to disciplinary difference and context;
• provide evidence of the impact these pedagogies have on student learning;
• offer clear implications for teaching and learning practice linked to proposed project outputs.
The HEA welcomes proposals that incorporate a Europe-facing dimension to the work, although this is not a necessary criterion for a successful application. More...

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Bookings open for Future Directions conference 2014 – Global Graduates: Enabling Flexible Learning

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/css/hea2/images/hea2-header-bg-swirl.pngBookings are now open for the second Future Directions Conference, which takes place on 2 and 3 April 2014 at Aberystwyth University.
The event will launch the new Future Directions theme – Global Graduates: Enabling Flexible Learning and will feature a series of paper, poster, nano-teach, discussion and workshop sessions in the following themes: distinctive graduates, inspiring teaching, learning for employment, learner journeys, and students as partners. More...

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Lectures must add value if campus-based higher education is to continue

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/css/hea2/images/hea2-header-bg-swirl.pngA new report published today by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) has found that a blended approach to learning and teaching, where technology-enhanced learning takes place alongside more traditional approaches, should help students benefit from the value that lectures and seminars add to a higher education experience.
However, the report, Flexible Pedagogies: technology-enhance learning, goes on to emphasise that if students do not perceive traditional lectures and seminars to be valuable from a learning perspective then the age of campus-based education could be ending. It concludes that the best approach to higher education teaching is therefore to use technology to enhance the student learning experience by enabling greater flexibility.
The report can be downloaded here. More...

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9th International Congress of Higher Education

University 2014 - 9th International Congress of Higher Education - February 10th to February 14th, 2014, in Havana, Cuba - Havana Convention Centre

The Ministry of Higher Education and the universities of the Republic of Cuba convene for the 9th International Congress of Higher Education “University 2014”, to be held from February 10th to February 14th, 2014, in Havana, Cuba.

Convened with the declaration “For a Socially Responsible University”, University 2014 renews the commitment of people attending these events with university and with its time, propitiating current reflections and debates on the field of Higher Education.
Congress University is well known as an academic field that point to reflective, deep and open dialogues among main parts of Higher Education and the society they belong to, in order to evaluate best solutions to pressing problems in the realities of our countries. Plus, it promotes new ideas about different issues related to international agenda of Higher Education and contributes to new networks knowledge and emotions among principals, teachers and students.

We welcome you pleased to receive you once again or for the first time, in our Congress University 2014, looking for a common objective:

For a Socially Responsible University

Executive Secretary University 2014
Phone: (537) 8351083
Email: univ2014@reduniv.edu.cu

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