21 septembre 2014

Control through chaos

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/images/BlogCareersCafe.jpgBy . Career planning typically revolves around big choices. Move to a bigger city or stay close to home? Do an advanced degree or two – or none? Pursue a secure job – or one that feels riskier but more rewarding?
Too bad that, just as minor changes in data can dramatically impact weather prediction calculations, small events in our lives can disrupt our career plans. More...

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When it comes to science, Canadians care more than ever

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWMTBx0CPzMFK637Zb6AgNbjhxfVRtTVkrwKoq4ZPL2p18KKWOEwB3AWIBy Gilles Patry. Let’s continue to raise the bar on science research.
In 2003, the University of Ottawa introduced Canada’s first ever President’s award to recognize professors who share their expertise with the media. Many universities and colleges across the country host science summer camps and open their research facilities for public tours. More...

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Online tool aims to help graduate students develop their professional skills

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWMTBx0CPzMFK637Zb6AgNbjhxfVRtTVkrwKoq4ZPL2p18KKWOEwB3AWIBy Natalie Samson. Mygradskills.ca will help students to succeed, whether they pursue a career in academia or not, say developers.
The Ontario Consortium for Graduate Professional Skills Training, or GPS, launched Mygradskills.ca on Sept. 7. The site offers graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at Ontario universities access to 18 free, self-paced modules on topics such as research management, converting a CV to a resumé, mentoring undergrads, mental health and wellness, and a primer on intellectual property. More...

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Higher education isn’t all about finances

GuelphMercuryBy Nancy Revie. Ah, school days, school days, good old golden rule days. As a mom I loved when school time rolled around. It was the beginning of getting life back to some kind of semblance of order.
September + school - summer vacation / activities + work = organized chaos + a happy mom.
Once this family hit the university years, we were blessed with Boomerangs who pursued higher levels of education. The first son attended the University of Guelph. More...

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More budget cuts coming for universities: report

Quebec’s long-suffering universities could be facing deeper than expected cuts once again for 2014-15.
After a report in Le Soleil on Monday that budget cuts of $172 million are anticipated for universities in 2014-15, Premier Philippe Couillard said in a speech to the business community that everyone has to work to restore a balanced budget, and that the financial situation of the province is worse than he had expected. More...

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Japanese universities increase classes taught in English

By Takuya Asakura. Takato Kosaka was a bit intimidated at first. But the Kyoto University freshman, determined to develop future skills, has buckled down in an anthropology course in which 80 percent of the students are from abroad.
“A class entirely in English was initially quite a load,” the engineering student said. “I attended this class because I want to have a future job assisting developing countries.”
Kyoto University plans to add about 100 foreign faculty members by the 2017 academic year to teach half of the elective liberal arts courses in English. More...

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Top US universities recruit in Auckland

By John Gerritsen. Leading American universities including Caltech and New York University are recruiting students in Auckland on Saturday. It is only the second time American institutions have run a recruitment fair in New Zealand.
The fair will include Caltech, which boasts 32 Nobel Prize winners among its lecturers and alumni, New York University and UCLA.
Some have tuition fees as high as $55,000 dollars a year but they also have many scholarships. More...

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Cash warning for university expansion

. University budgets could be put under "severe strain" by plans to remove limits on student numbers in England, warns a policy analysis. The Higher Education Policy Institute says the increase, announced last year, was "sprung on universities". More...

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Wrong to choose foreign uni students over locals

By N K Khoo. I refer to a public statement from the Higher Education Department director-general Prof. Datuk Dr.Asma Ismail who said public universities would have no space for students if everyone were to be enrolled.
If this is so, why does a public university in Johor enjoy the luxury of allocating 40% of its intake to foreign students in the guise of achieving the status of world class university? More...

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La COMUE Hésam s'effondre

Jeudi 18 septembre, plusieurs écoles ont annoncé qu'elles ne feraient plus partie de la future communauté d'universités et établissements (Comue) Hésam.
C'est l'hécatombe à l'Hésam. Jeudi 18 septembre, pas moins de 5 établissements ont manifesté leur souhait de ne pas faire partie de la future communauté d'universités et établissements (Comue) : l'Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), l'Ecole pratique des hautes études (EPHE), l'Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO), la Fondation maison des sciences de l'homme (FMSH) et un peu plus tard l'Ecole nationale des Chartes. Voir l'article...

Jeudi 18 septembre, plusieurs écoles ont annoncé qu'elles ne feraient plus partie de la future communauté d'universités et établissements (Comue) Hésam.

C'est l'hécatombe à l'Hésam. Jeudi 18 septembre, pas moins de 5 établissements ont manifesté leur souhait de ne pas faire partie de la future communauté d'universités et établissements (Comue) : l'Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), l'Ecole pratique des hautes études (EPHE), l'Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO), la Fondation maison des sciences de l'homme (FMSH) et un peu plus tard l'Ecole nationale des Chartes

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