17 mai 2015

U.S. and European Scientists Sign Cooperation Pact

The New York TimesBy . Laying the groundwork for what they said would be a new era of scientific cooperation, leaders of European and American particle physics initiatives signed an agreement at a White House ceremony on Thursday to share the spoils of their research in the coming decades. Read more...

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UK and Mexico get closer

By John Bramwell. It is normal practice in advance of state visits that a series of agreements and 'deliverables' are assembled, promoting each country's strength and commitment to collaboration and liaison. Read more...

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Jobs market faces a tsunami of university graduates

By Nader Habibi. They will join more than six million students who are currently studying in Turkey’s 170 universities. The total number of students in universities and other institutions of higher education has increased by 91%, from 3.5 million students in 2008 to 6.7 million in 2013. (Russia, with a population of 143 million, had seven million students in higher education institutions in 2013). Read more...

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What’s behind the Russian higher education cuts?

By Dmitry Semyonov. Higher education massification leads to more or less similar consequences in most countries. The change in the higher education landscape usually involves the emergence of universities which directly target non-traditional students in a bid to widen participation. Read more...

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AHELO: the myth of measurement and comparability

By Philip G Altbach. The idea of AHELO, the Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes, has been around for a decade. The basic concept is to test students in several academic fields in a variety of countries to compare learning outcomes across countries. Read more...

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An alternative path to creating a global brand

By William Patrick Leonard. Increasing numbers of students cross borders and oceans after finding the right tertiary education institution. A select group of institutions across the globe enjoy a clear advantage in attracting these international students. They enjoy a global reputation, in part confirmed by listings in one or more of the major ranking publications. Read more...

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Facing an ageing professors research productivity cliff

By Karen MacGregor. South African research is on the rise but is “edging towards a demographic cliff”, warned Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor last week. While in 1994 – the year of democracy – one in 10 credited academic papers were by over 50-year-olds, today that age group produces half of all papers. Read more...

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New Commonwealth universities research community

By Karen MacGregor. The Association of Commonwealth Universities, or ACU, last week launched a Research, Knowledge and Information Community aimed at connecting university staff across the Commonwealth to share experiences and explore ideas and potential collaboration. It is the second of three communities – the others focus on community engagement and international education. Read more...

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Key role for science academies in tackling poverty

By Karen MacGregor. Africa’s around 20 science academies have a crucial and collaborative role to play in tackling problems and driving development, according to Academy of Science of South Africa President Daya Reddy. But efforts to grow science are constrained by brain drain – at least one third of African researchers are plying their trade outside the continent. Read more...

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Major research trends – Clustered, international, open

By Karen MacGregor. “The last five years have seen a sea change in how research is done,” said Professor John Wood, secretary general of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, or ACU. Major trends include clustering, international engagement and a move towards ‘open science for open innovation’. Read more...

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