29 avril 2014

Universities failing to exploit social media

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Karen MacGregor. The United Kingdom's 10 top-ranked universities have a combined total of more than 400,000 followers on Twitter, according to new research – but they are failing to engage with potential students and “stand out from the crowd through social media”. Twitter followers represent a massive potential recruitment pool, but none of the top 10 universities “is sending out more than four tweets a day, let alone directly engaging with their followers”, said Brandwatch, a social media analytics company. Read more...

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First Arab astronomical observatory under way

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Wagdy Sawahel. Algeria is building the first astronomical observatory of its kind in the Maghreb region and the Arab world. The major observatory in Tamanrasset, which is located in the desert of the Hoggar region nearly 2,000 kilometres south of the capital Algiers, will be opened in 2019.
Based at the Centre for Research in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics, the observatory has been initiated by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research as a part of the national strategy for research and technology development, according to a 9 April report from the Algeria Press Service, or APS.
The astronomical observatory is being set up in collaboration with France's Cote d'Azur Observatory, said APS. Read more...

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New scholarships for study at world's top universities

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Ria Nurdiani. In an effort to increase the number of people with postgraduate qualifications in Indonesia, the government this month launched the Indonesia Presidential Scholarships, which are tenable at the world's top universities. Read more...

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New plans to attract and retain talented non-Europeans

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Jan Petter Myklebust. Three ministers have presented the Danish government's new plans to attract highly qualified people to the country and retain international students from outside Europe after graduation, including tax perks, a fast-track employment system and simplified immigration. Read more...

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Bank approves US$150 million for excellence centres

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Munyaradzi Makoni. The World Bank's board of executive directors on 15 April approved US$150 million to fund 19 university-based centres of excellence in seven countries in West and Central Africa. The bulk of the funding will go to universities in Nigeria, which won 10 of the centres. Read more...

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Government does about-turn on HE quality assurance

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Jan Petter Myklebust. The Swedish government has done an about-turn on quality assurance in higher education, announcing that the current model is to be reviewed. Last weekend 37 rectors – all of the members of the Association of Swedish Higher Education, or SUHF – and Swedish National Union of Students chair Erik Arroy signed an article in Svenska Dagbladet stating: “We are fully capable of undertaking the quality assurance of our degrees and courses ourselves.” Read more...

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The Flagship University – A response to the World Class University paradigm

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Karen MacGregor – Global Editor. In Commentary, John Aubrey Douglass presents the concept of the Flagship University – one focused on excellence and research but grounded in national and regional service – as an alternative to the World Class University paradigm.
Richard Holmes sooths fears in New Zealand that its universities are slipping down the rankings, and Brianne Kent contends that the publishing system is broken and academia should move to archiving and post-publication review to foster collaboration and free up more time for research. Read more...

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Innovative Learning-Scapes: e-Scapes, Playscapes & more - 2014 International HETL Conference

Following its successful 2013 International HETL Conference at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL) invites you to attend the 2014 International HETL Conference, to be held in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
About the Theme
In Being a University (2011, p143), Ronald Barnett talks about the emerging university of the future as an ecological university, where the ecological university is not only concerned with the natural environment but is concerned about “…a much wider ambit, embracing the personal, social, cultural, institutional and technological environments and knowledge of those environments; in short, the world in its fullest senses.” The ecological university thus endeavors to cultivate those interconnections through meaningful and diverse ways of learning and inquiry.

Conference Dates: May 31 to June 02, 2014 (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday)

Venue: The Hilton Anchorage. All conference activities (sessions, luncheons, etc) will be held at the Hilton – 500 West Third Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska, USA 99501 (+1-907-272-7411). See Travel/Lodging tab.

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“Borders without Boundaries” - Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2014

Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2014
Unrivaled in scope and impact, the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the convergence of over 70 scholarly associations, each holding their annual conference under one umbrella.  Now in its 83rd year, this flagship event is much more than Canada’s largest gathering of scholars across disciplines. Congress brings together academics, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners to share findings, refine ideas, and build partnerships that will help shape the Canada of tomorrow.
When: May 24 to 30, 2014
Where: St. Catharines, Ontario
Who: The associations listed here are participating in Congress 2014
The 2014 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is an initiative of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and is hosted by Brock University.

About Congress
Unrivaled in scope and impact, the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the convergence of over 70 scholarly associations, each holding their annual conference under one umbrella.  Now in its 83rd year, this flagship event is much more than Canada’s largest gathering of scholars across disciplines. Congress brings together academics, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners to share findings, refine ideas, and build partnerships that will help shape the Canada of tomorrow.
Typically spanning seven days in late May and early June, and attracting an average of 8,000 attendees, Congress is organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and hosted by a different Canadian university each year. The Federation, host university, scholarly associations and partners develop a full week of presentations, workshops, panels, public lectures, cultural events and receptions. It also features Canada’s largest academic trade show. The result? Luminaries, researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and students from across Canada and abroad meet, share ideas and engage in discussions that have direct importance for Canada and the lives of Canadians.
Congress programming is open to attendees, academics and non-academic audiences. From theatre research, literature studies and history to education, sociology and communications, Congress represents a unique showcase of scholarly excellence, creativity, and leadership.
Congress 2014 is being hosted by Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. The theme for this year’s Congress is “Borders without Boundaries.”

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TNC2014 - "Networking with the World"

https://tnc2014.terena.org/includes/tnc2014/gfx/register.pngWelcome to TNC2014, 19 - 22 May 2014, Dublin, Ireland, "Networking with the World".
The TERENA Networking Conference (TNC) is the largest and most prestigious European research networking conference, with more than 650 participants attending this annual event. TNC brings together decision makers, managers, networking and collaboration specialists, and identity and access management experts from all major European networking and research organisations, universities, worldwide sister institutions, as well as industry representatives. Through keynotes speeches by renowned specialists, varying parallel sessions, demonstrations and presentations, the Conference presents participants with a unique overview of the latest developments in research networking, both in the technical field and in the area of application and management. TNC2014, its 30th edition, will be hosted by HEAnet, Ireland’s National Education & Research Network between 19-22 May 2014 in Dublin (Baile Átha Cliath).
Keynote speakers:

Tracy Futhey The Future of the Global University - a Global CIO Perspective
Barend Mons Open and Big Science
Jelmer Evers Future of Education and Research
Lord David Puttnam Learning in a Digital World - No Silver Bullet?
Stephen Farrell Dealing with Pervasive Monitoring
Martyn Dade-Robertson Hidden Dimensions of the Web

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