01 février 2015

Studenten, bleibt zu Hause!

Kommentar von . In NRW tobt ein Streit über die Anwesenheitspflicht. Die Lösung ist einfach: Schafft das Konzept endlich ab. Es nützt nur ängstlichen Professoren mit Power-Point-Folien. Morgens halb neun in Deutschland, die Anwesenheitsliste geht rum. Eine Unterschrift bitte. Mehr...

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Alle Unis warten, bis alle mitmachen

SPIEGEL ONLINEVon . Wer sich vergeblich beworben hat, für den ist diese Zahl ein Schlag ins Gesicht: Mindestens 14.579 Studienplätze sind nach Recherchen von SPIEGEL ONLINE im laufenden Wintersemester unbesetzt geblieben; nicht etwa in Nischendisziplinen, für die es wenige Interessenten gibt, sondern in den in den besonders begehrten Fächern, die einer Zulassungsbeschränkung unterliegen. Mehr...

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SciELO – 15 years of open access in emerging countries

UNESCO and SciELO have published an anniversary publication to follow up the 15th anniversary of SciELO.
SciELO (The Scientific Electronic Library Online) had its origins in Brazil at around 1997 and has since been expanded to 16 additional countries, most in Latin America, the Caribbean, but also including Portugal, South Africa and Spain. In their model, authors do not need to pay or pay very little, being subsidized by public funds. Open access expert Jean-Claude Guédon argued in an article in Nature that with respect to open access this was “one of the more exciting projects not only from emergent countries, but also in the whole world”. More...

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EU investment plan must not sideline university research

HomeThe Commission’s rechanneling of funds from its research programme Horizon 2020 to the Juncker plan sends out the wrong message and will harm the research community, according to Lesley Wilson
Lesley Wilson is the secretary-general of the European University Association The European University Association shares the European Commission’s belief that investment in Europe’s competitiveness is vital to our future success and supports efforts to address the investment gap. Such efforts, however, must not come at the expense of university research. Indeed, EUA is keen to convey the concerns of the university community in relation to the European Fund for Strategic Investments proposal as it stands, both with regard to the means and the processes. More...

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Neth-ER members present joint multiannual EU priorities

HomeAt the Neth-ER conference ‘European Challenges, Dutch Contributions’ on January 26th, the president of Neth-ER, Frans van Vught presented Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, and Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, with the position paper ‘Neth-ER and the EU knowledge and innovation agenda to 2020’. The paper outlines the joint multiannual strategic priorities of Neth-ER members. More...

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What Progress is Being Made to Arab “Knowledge Economies”?

By Benjamin Plackett. The term “knowledge economy” is a buzzword often thrown around by governments and IT companies in the Arab world.
It’s popular because knowledge is infinite, but oil isn’t. The idea is that many Arab nations will eventually extract enough money from research and development to continue their social and economic development after the oil fields have run dry—an idea that is even more appealing given the plunging prices for oil. More...

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Qatar’s Private Universities Are the Most Expensive in the Region

By David Wheeler. Qatar has the most expensive private universities in the Arab region. Yemen, the least.
Average country private higher-education costs range from a stunning $50,000 a year to a slender $1,000 a year, in a region where much of the public tends to think of education as a government responsibility that should be free. More...

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Saudis with Ph.D.’s Face Difficulty Finding Jobs

By Ahmad Sabri. Saudi Arabia’s economy is flourishing. Many Saudis aspire to have a “knowledge economy” producing new technology, medicine and other products generated by research. But like other Gulf countries, the economy is still largely dependent on oil, which constituted 92 percent of total Saudi revenues in 2012, according to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency. That limits the amount of jobs that require Ph.D.s, Youssef says. More...

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Calculating the Cost of a “Free” Education

By . Costs associated with attending Egypt’s “free” public universities often make higher education a financial burden for the nation’s poor, restricting opportunities for equality in higher learning, a study found. More...

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Why “aggressive enrollment” may be the future

eCampus NewsWhen it comes to communicating with prospective students, nonprofit higher education institutions outperform nonprofits on key inquiry response benchmarks, according to “Comparing Inquiry Response Strategies at Nonprofit and For-Profit Higher Education Institutions,” a two-part secret shopper study on responsiveness to student inquiries. More...

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