20 avril 2014

Diskriminierung im Jura-Studium: Im Zweifel für den Mann

SPIEGEL ONLINEVon . Wie objektiv sind Jura-Abschlussnoten? Drei Forscher haben in einer umfangreichen Studie die Ergebnisse Hunderter Staatsexamen ausgewertet. Das Ergebnis erschreckt - nur Männer mit deutschem Namen dürften sich freuen.
Leistung lohnt sich, zumindest in Abschlussprüfungen galt das als sicher, auch am Ende des Jura-Studiums. Wer fleißig lernt, bekommt auch gute Noten, denken viele Studenten. Doch Leistung lohnt sich nicht gleichermaßen, wie eine neue Studie zeigt: Geschlecht und Herkunft der Prüflinge beeinflussen anscheinend massiv, wie sie im Examen abschneiden. More...

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Portugals Riesen-WGs: "Sie wollen uns aus dem Haus treiben"

SPIEGEL ONLINEAus Coimbra berichtet Leon Ginzel. Sie sind studentische Hochburgen, die der portugiesische Staat schleifen will: Die Mieten der Repúblicas sollen steigen, Privilegien wegfallen - darunter auch der eigene Kommunen-Koch. Nun formiert sich Widerstand.
Rodolfo, 25, ist wütend: "Das neue Mietgesetz zerstört uns!" Coimbra, zwischen Lissabon und Porto gelegen, lebt von seinen Studenten. Rund ein Viertel der 140.000 Einwohner sind an der ältesten Universität Portugals, der Universidade de Coimbra, eingeschrieben. More...

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Recruiting university staff takes a lot of academic time

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/7515301283cfe16f903a8b3593c8af220b510907/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Hundreds of hours are spent on each appointment, says Jonathan Wolff. But does anyone know a better way? A friend who worked in a bank told me that academics are prized customers for credit card companies. Our tastes tend to be more expansive and expensive than we can finance with our income, but our salaries are highly reliable and we are not the sort of people to walk away from debts. More...

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Will doing a master's get you a better job? Well, maybe…

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/7515301283cfe16f903a8b3593c8af220b510907/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Statistics suggest that people with a master's are more likely to find work, but such figures should be treated with caution. It was a love of comedy that encouraged Alex Blower to study a postgraduate degree in drama. After taking a year out to work as activities vice president at his student union, he decided that a master's qualification would allow him to specialise in his area of interest. More...

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'Universities need to value their staff' – five tips for management

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/7515301283cfe16f903a8b3593c8af220b510907/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Experts from a recent online discussion offer their top tips on the qualities university leaders need to be effective. More...

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Why aren't Chinese students at UK universities getting top degrees?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/7515301283cfe16f903a8b3593c8af220b510907/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . New research shows undergraduates from China studying at British universities get fewer firsts than those from other countries. For Yali Liu, the hardest thing about UK higher education is having to go to the pub. More...

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Should academics lose out financially for taking maternity leave?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/7515301283cfe16f903a8b3593c8af220b510907/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy Anonymous academic. The risks of taking maternity leave as an early career academic are never made clear. One postdoc shares her story. For a good few years I have known that having a child as an early career academic might be risky. More...

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Ten things I wish I'd known before starting my dissertation

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/7515301283cfe16f903a8b3593c8af220b510907/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Are you putting the final touches to a dissertation? Let's pass on some tips to those who'll be doing them next year. The sun is shining but many students won't see the daylight. Because it's that time of year again – dissertation time. More...

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Why banning the Sun on university campuses is wrong

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/7515301283cfe16f903a8b3593c8af220b510907/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Policy at many students' unions has been hijacked by a vocal minority in what can look like action at the cost of democracy. Just before Christmas my students' union removed from sale the national newspaper with the second largest circulation in the country. More...

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