20 septembre 2015

Social sciences and humanities faculties to close in Japan after ministerial decree

By Jack Grove. Many social sciences and humanities faculties in Japan are to close after universities were ordered to “serve areas that better meet society’s needs”. More...

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REF inclusion by ethnicity and gender

By David Matthews. British academics with black or Asian ethnicity were less likely to be selected for inclusion in last year’s research excellence framework (REF) than their white colleagues, even when other factors were controlled for, a study has revealed. More...

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Graduate outcomes by mission group

By Chris Havergal. Graduates of Russell Group institutions were the least likely to be unemployed three and a half years after leaving university, with just 1.7 per cent falling into this category, figures show. More...

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Hitting the buffers

By David Matthews. Post-crisis, UK academics’ pay stays flat. Figures from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) illustrate how academic pay at UK universities has stalled since the financial crisis of 2008 and the subsequent tightening of public sector budgets. More...

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THE World University Rankings consulted by one in three international students

By Ellie Bothwell. A third of prospective international applicants to UK universities consult Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings when choosing where to apply. More...

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Tips for grads and postdocs applying for a SSHRC grant

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Natalie Samson. For graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in Canada, applying for awards from a national funding agency like the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council can seem like a shot in the dark. University Affairs reached out to Jean-François Fortin, director of SSHRC’s research training portfolio, and Roxanne Dompierre, acting manager of SSHRC’s research training portfolio, for information on the council’s graduate and postdoc funding opportunities, tips for crafting your application and behind-the-scenes insight on how the application review process works. More...

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Transition Q & A: Pablo Dominguez Andersen

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Jennifer Polk. During my first year I was pretty sure that I would eventually become a professor. I enjoyed research, writing and teaching. I was good at it. I knew that the job market was difficult, but I was confident that I would eventually land a position at a university. More...

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Looking South: the NIH’s 2016 fiscal outlook

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Jonathan Thon. It’s time again for what has become (much to my dismay) an annual article series that began in fiscal year 2012 on the uncertain health of National Institutes of Health’s fiscal outlook (see 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012). More...

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One exchange student’s tale of reverse culture shock

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Pierre-Alexandre Bolduc. After 26 hours of flying I had arrived. It was 7:03 a.m. and the sun was rising over the island of Singapore. It was 29 degrees Celsius outside with 85 percent humidity; at that moment I realized I didn’t need to have brought my favorite hoodie. More...

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University officers can resume providing immigration advice to foreign students

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Rosanna Tamburri. Universities and other educational institutions have reached a pact with the federal regulatory body that certifies immigration consultants to create a new certification stream and training program specifically tailored to the needs of international student advisers at these institutions. More...

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