24 juin 2015

Top universities dismayed over ‘weak’ copyright reform

By Keith Nuthall. The League of European Research Universities, LERU, has attacked a European Parliament committee for weakening a copyright reform statement, which had earlier clarified academics’ rights to data-mine and publish extracts from copyright protected material. Read more...

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Horizon 2020: Surge in applications but low success rate

By Jan Petter Myklebust. Up to the end of February 2015, after 14 months, Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-20, had received 45,000 applications. This represents a large surge in the number of applications. Read more...

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New loans scheme to make masters students mobile

By Nic Mitchell. Under the Erasmus+ Master Loan Guarantee Scheme launched this week, up to 200,000 postgraduate students are in line for loans of up to €12,000 (US$13,700) to help them study for a one-year masters degree in another European country or €18,000 for a two-year masters. Read more...

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Crackdown on foreign-funded groups hits universities

By Suchitra Behal. Some of India’s premier educational institutions and universities find themselves on a government blacklist for non-compliance with regard to funds received by them under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, or FCRA. Read more...

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Universities expand ‘internet army’ to bolster party line

By Yojana Sharma. Students in China are being recruited in large numbers by their universities as an ‘army’ of online contributors to bolster the official party line, in a new drive by the Communist Youth League of China that will draw universities squarely into the country’s attempts to control the internet within its borders. Read more...

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Professor passes degree denied by Nazis, aged 102

By Michael Gardner. A 102-year-old has been awarded her doctoral degree in Hamburg. Paediatrician and professor of medicine Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport was denied her title under the Nazis because her mother was a Jew.
At an award ceremony held at the University Clinic of Hamburg-Eppendorf, Syllm-Rapoport said she was also collecting her title on behalf of all those who had been in a far worse situation than she had under the Nazi dictatorship. Having her certificate awarded was “an encouraging sign of a new, different, humanistic spirit at a German university”. Read more...

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Linking learning and work to improve lives

By Pamela Tate. For more than 40 years we at the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, or CAEL, have been working with the public sector, private sector industries and higher education institutions to link learning and work and to ensure that adult students receive the most efficient training and education to occupy a meaningful professional place in a 21st century economy. Read more...

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Internationalising the campus in frugal times

By Alina Cordova. The ‘internationalisation of education’ is a term which often makes the people who use it sound naïve and those who hear it cringe with understandable scepticism. However, in the last couple of decades, aided, most certainly, by the explosion of electronic news and social media, many institutions of higher learning have had to come to terms with this trend in order to secure a relevant position in global rankings. Read more...

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The nationalisation of internationalisation

By Hans de Wit and Philip G Altbach. The 2015 annual conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators took place in Boston, USA, on 24-29 May. A record number of over 11,000 participants demonstrated the increasing importance of international education, not only in the United States but also in the rest of the world since the number of international participants from over 100 countries was also at a record high. Read more...

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Growth of doctorates changes global research landscape

By Jan Petter Myklebust. Huge increases in the number of students graduating from university with PhDs are occurring in countries around the world, delegates attending a conference on doctoral education were told. Read more...

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