22 janvier 2015

Annual Conference 2015: Registration open!

LogoEUA is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Annual Conference 2015 that will take place at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, on 16 and 17 April 2015.
Entitled “European Universities in Research and Innovation - People, Policies and Partnerships”, this year’s conference will focus on the role of universities in research and innovation. Members are also encouraged to attend the EUA General Assembly prior to the main conference where the new EUA President and five new board members will be elected. More...

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Employers and Business Groups Target Gender Equity Reporting in Review

By Terri Macdonald. On 25 March 2014, Senator Eric Abetz, Minister for Employment and Senator Michaelia Cash, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, announced a public consultation process on reporting requirements established under the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (the Act). This was in response to lobbying by business groups and employers calling on the government to water down the existing reporting requirements and to delay or abandon the additional reporting requirements that were due to come into effect in 2015 and 2016. More...

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Abbott & Pyne's higher education policy Trojan horse

The government’s latest gambit to try and attract senate support for their unfair university deregulation legislation should be treated with the contempt they deserve, according to the National Tertiary Education Union.
“Let’s be very clear: any discussion about reducing the 20% budget cut is only a return to the status quo of inadequate government investment in students’ education,” said NTEU National President Jeannie Rea. More...

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Monographs and open access

HEFCE logoThe Monographs and Open Access Project was set up to consider the place of monographs in the arts, humanities and social science disciplines, and how they fit into the developing world of open access to research. The project was led by Geoffrey Crossick, Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, and was commissioned by HEFCE in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Evidence to support the project was gathered through an programme of consultations, surveys, data-gathering and research activities. The research was supported and shaped by an Expert Reference Group of publishers, academics, librarians, funders, open access experts in the UK and overseas. More...

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Submissions to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) published

HEFCE logoThe 1,911 submissions made by 154 UK universities to the 2014 REF have been published on the REF website. The submissions included 52,061 academic staff, 191,150 research outputs (such as journal articles, authored books and book chapters); and 6,975 case studies of the impact of research. More...

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New service to support open access in the post-2014 REF

HEFCE logoHEFCE has agreed to fund the development of a new shared service to support compliance with the policy for open access in the next Research Excellence Framework (REF). At its core, this new service will enable authors and universities to check whether a given publication is compliant with the open access policy. More...

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Major HEFCE study of monographs and open access sheds light on complex issues

HEFCE logoThe Monographs and Open Access Project considers the place of monographs in the arts, humanities and social science disciplines, and how they fit into the developing world of open access to research. It concludes that open access for monographs has a great deal to contribute to scholarly communication, but that the challenges of introducing it will be real and policy should take account of the various issues identified in the report. More...

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Austria - getting ready for education and training with AusbildungsFit (AFit)

HomeTransition from school to work is a challenge for a lot of young people. Many are not able to enter apprenticeship or further education due to a lack of basic and social skills. Adequate support measures are needed. Since January 2014, the nation-wide scheme AFit counteracts and offers support to young people in transition. More...

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Italy - supply of vocational training in Italy: highlights and findings from ISFOL OFP

HomeIn the first half of 2014 results of the vocational training supply (OFP) survey were published by the Institute for the Development of Vocational Training for Workers (ISFOL). The survey assessed the regional vocational education and training (VET) offer with focus on structure, organisation, trends and dynamics. The survey also evaluated adequacy of local systems with labour marked needs and innovative aspects related to post-crisis scenarios. More...

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Italy - human resources as a pillar of corporate social responsibility (CSR)

HomeThe publication Responsabilità sociale d’impresa: policy e pratiche [Corporate social responsibility: policies and practices] provides a framework for national, European and international CSR policies. In this research study Italy’s outstanding CSR experiences were analysed, with focus on human resources development and corporate welfare. More...

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