31 mars 2015

Riipen: The LinkedIn for students

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Riipen: The LinkedIn for students
Kirsten Armour, VancityBuzz, 2015/03/23

I thought the LinkedIn for students was Facebook - but I guess times have changed. More...

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A Blogger's Springtime

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A Blogger's Springtime
Stephen Downes, Mar 21, 2015, Spring Blog Festival, Online, via WizIQ
In this presentation I talk about the practice of blogging in a new and complex media environment. Contrary to what may be popular belief, blogging is not dead, nor even slowing down, though attention has shifted away from the form to new types of social media. But it is part of a much larger content ecosystem which as a whole is experiencing a golden age, and blogging is a major part of that. I show people how I blog, how I use blogs, and how I am encouraging student use of blogs in MOOCs.
[Link] [Slides] [Audio]. More...

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Vivre le chômage ou comment construire ses résistances

Orientation Pays de la LoireÀ l’occasion de ses 30 ans, Solidarités Nouvelles face au Chômage (SNC) a demandé à Didier Demazière, directeur de recherche au CNRS, de réaliser une enquête sur le chômage. Des entretiens biographiques ont été réalisés auprès d’une centaine de chômeurs. L’analyse du sociologue.
« Le chômage fait peur et alimente de nombreux stéréotypes », affirme d’emblée Didier Demazière. Il existe un imaginaire du chômage qui fait place aux clichés les plus contradictoires. Les chômeurs y sont vus comme des victimes, ou comme des profiteurs, ou des fainéants ou même des inemployables. Voir l'article...

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U-Multirank's 2015 Edition

http://www.umultirank.org/assets/img/logo_startseite.pngMise en ligne le 29 mars 2015
Learn about U-Multirank: what it is, who it's for and why it was created. Visit, www.umultirank.org to try it for yourself and compare universities, your way!
Monday, 30 March 2015: UMR 2015 Launch Press Release.
For your convenience we have also translated the press release into the following languages: Dutch, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish.
UMR 2015 Launch Press Release
U-Multirank releases second global university rankings: Showcases diversity of university performance with largest global ranking

U-Multirank, the new global university ranking, released its second edition online today ( www.umultirank.org ). This unique new tool for comparing university performance internationally presents information on more than 1,200 higher education institutions, up from 850 just one year ago. The universities come from 83 countries, with more than 1,800 faculties and 7,500 study programmes in seven fields of study. With 21,000 data scores on the institutional level and 37,000 on the field - base level, U-Multirank is the largest global university ranking - and the most comprehensive information system on universities - in the world.
U-Multirank is the first global ranking offering a full picture on the diversity of university performance, providing users with data across five dime nsions: teaching & learning, research, knowledge transfer, international orientation and regional engagement, for its seven fields - of - study: electrical and mechanical engineering, business studies and physics and, new this year, psychology, computer scienc e and medicine. Because U-Multirank presents data on 31 different indicators, it shows that Harvard and MIT are the top performers when it comes to the highest numbers of publications and patents. But looking more closely, it reveals that Reutlingen Univ ersity of Applied Sciences in Germany has the highest percentage of co-publications with industry (showing the intensity of its co-operation with companies), and that the highest levels of student mobility are to be found in business schools like IESEG School of Management Lille in France. U-Multirank clearly shows that various aspects of excellence are to be found in many different universities and that the concept of the “best” university in the world depen ds on what you’re looking for.
"No single unive rsity is good at everything", said Professor Dr. Frans van Vught, U-Multirank’s joint project leader. "Only just over 8% of the institutions show a broad range of ‘very good’ performance (more than 10 ‘A’ scores). But U-Multirank also shows that 50% of the m achieve one - to - five ‘A’ scores (very good) on specific indicators. So we can clearly see that while some universities are good at many things, most universities are good - even excellent - in specific areas.”
“This is great for students, university lead ers and companies who want to employ graduates or carry out joint research. Students want to find the university that's best for them, according to their own preferences, and looking for the ‘number 1’ university in the world is misleading. What students n eed, what companies need, and what universities need themselves is the full picture. U-Multirank makes that possible,” said Professor Dr. Frank Ziegele, U-Multirank’s joint project leader.
In addition to its user - driven approach, U - Multirank offers 17 “readymade” rankings, up from 3 a year ago. Pre-designed by the U-Multirank team, they offer a quick overview on a specific aspect of university performance. At the institutional level these focus on: research and research linkages, international orientati on and economic involvement; at the field level they address teaching and learning and international orientation in the seven fields of study. The readymade rankings are another way in which U - Multirank shows the diversity of university performance, rather than one - dimensional league tables.
Welcoming the new results, Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, said “U-Multirank has once again shown its added value. High-performing universities are crucial for Europe's return to economic growth, for educating young people to face the future with confidence and for injecting knowledge and innovation into our societies. I am very pleased that with the seed - funding for U-Multirank from the Erasmus+ programme, the EU is hel ping to bring new transparency to how universities perform so students can make well - informed study choices and universities can build on their strengths.”
Background and further information
U - Multirank is developed and implemented by an independent conso rtium led by the Centre for Higher Education ( CHE ) in Germany, the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) at the University of Twen te and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies ( CWTS ) from Leiden University, both in the Netherlands. The consortium is headed by Professor Dr. Frans van Vught of CHEPS and Professor Dr. Frank Ziegele of the C HE. Other partner organisations include the International Centre for Research on Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation Management (INCENTIM) from Catholic University Leuven, academic publisher Elsevier, the Bertelsmann Foundation, student advice orga nisation Push and software firm Folge 3, as well as a range of national partners and stakeholder organisations.
U-Multirank’s multi-dimensional approach compares university performance across a range of different activities grading them from “A” (very go od) to “E” (weak). It does not produce a league table of the world’s “top 100” universities based on composite scores. Instead, it allows users to identify a university’s strengths and weaknesses, or the aspects that most interest them.
The data included in U-Multirank are drawn from a number of sources, providing users with a comprehensive set of information: data supplied by institutions; data from international bibliometric and patent databases; and surveys of more than 85,000 students at participating universities - one of the largest samples in the world, offering stud ents a unique peer perspective. The third U-Multirank rankings will be released in March 2016. Institutions that would like to participate can express their intere st on the U-Multirank website.
U-Multirank is supported by the European Commission and receives €4 million in funding from the European Union Erasmus+ programme for the years 2013 - 2017. The future goal is for an independent non - profit organisation to manage the ranking as an open source for international comparisons thereafter, serving the needs of various stakehol der groups in higher education.
For more information and contact
Visit our website, at www.umultirank.org Email: info@umultirank.org ; Phone: +49 ( 0 ) 5241 9761 58 Follow U-Multirank on Twitter: @UMultirank (Live Tweet Chat, Monday, March 30 from 13:00 - 14:00 CET) Stay informed with the U-Multirank newsletter, visit our we bsite and click “Stay in touch".

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Budget des universités : la CPU interpelle le gouvernement

Par Wally Bordas. Dans un communiqué publié le 27 mars, la Conférence des présidents d'université (CPU) interpelle vivement le gouvernement. En cause : le temps mis par l'Etat pour communiquer aux établissements leur budget annuel. Voir l'article...

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AMU - 6e salon des masters - Jeudi 2 avril 2015 à 9h

6e salon des masters

6e salon des masters - Jeudi 2 avril 2015 à 9h

- Sciences et santé :
Faculté des sciences, salle des conférences, site saint-Charles, 3, place Victor Hugo, Marseille

- Arts, lettres, langues, sciences humaines et sociales :
Grand hall de la faculté ALLSH, 29, avenue Robert Schuman, Aix-en-Provence

- Droit, économie et gestion :
Grand hall de la faculté de droit et science politique, 3, avenue R. Schuman, Aix-en-Provence

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2015-026 - L’activité partielle en 2013. Un recours plus intense qu’en 2012, mais une tendance au repli sur l’année

Abonnez-vous aux avis de parution de la DaresEn 2013, près de 26 millions d’heures d’activité partielle ont été consommées, soit 11 % de plus qu’en 2012. Le recours à l’activité partielle a toutefois sensiblement diminué au fil de l’année 2013 et est resté bien inférieur au pic de 2009. Chaque mois, environ 65 000 salariés ont été concernés par l’activité partielle, avec une réduction mensuelle d’activité de 33 heures en moyenne.
En 2013, comme les années précédentes, l’activité partielle est utilisée davantage dans l’industrie et les grands établissements. Elle est très concentrée géographiquement. Le principal motif de recours reste, de loin, la conjoncture économique. L’activité partielle prend le plus souvent la forme d’une réduction horaire pour tout ou partie de l’établissement. 9 % des établissements ayant eu recours à l’activité partielle en 2013 l’ont aussi mobilisée les deux années précédentes.
Depuis la relance du dispositif en 2009, des mesures incitatives ont été adoptées pour que les entreprises mettent en place des actions de formation durant les périodes d’activité partielle. En 2010, elles étaient un peu moins d’un quart à déclarer avoir mis à profit l’activité partielle pour mettre en place des périodes de formation.
2015-026 - L’activité partielle en 2013. Un recours plus intense qu’en 2012, mais une tendance au repli sur l’année

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What is the bigger vision for our post-secondary institutions?

https://s0.wp.com/wp-content/themes/vip/metronewsca/templates/css/i/metro-226x90.pngBy Rosemary Westwood. More and more our post-secondary institutions are behaving like private — rather than public — enterprises, and it’s students who are propping them up.
The ones benefitting, however, are university bigwigs.
Their salaries are routinely grabbing headlines, like UBC president Stephen Toope’s $536,196, making him the top paid among post-secondary employees in B.C. last year, according to media reports. Read more...

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There’s nothing ‘safe’ about silencing dissent

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Meghan Murphy. Talk about “safe spaces” has been spreading amid a high-profile series of incidents at universities in North America and Europe, leading many to argue that today’s students need to develop thicker skins. These debate-free zones are presented as a way of protecting individuals from potentially traumatic experiences, but the reality is much more pernicious – and the issue extends far beyond campus politics. Read more...

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Free tuition would fuel, not lessen, inequality

The Chronicle HeraldBy Anthony Davis and Michael Whalen. Cape Breton University President David Wheeler and his faculty and student union colleagues have floated an essentially self-serving proposal with their Tuition Free campaign. 
Their presumption seems to be that free post-secondary education is some kind of human right and that massive, albeit undefined, benefits will flow if the government eliminates tuition. More...

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