23 mars 2016

The ESFRI Roadmap 2016

InfrastructureThe ESFRI Roadmap 2016 identifies the new Research Infrastructures (RI) of pan-European interest corresponding to the long term needs of the European research communities, covering all scientific areas, regardless of possible location.
The 2016 Roadmap consists of 21 ESFRI Projects with a high degree of maturity - including 6 new Projects - and 29 ESFRI Landmarks - RIs that reached the implementation phase by the end of 2015.

Roadmap 2016 documents

The ESFRI Roadmap 2016 was launched on 10 March 2016, in Amsterdam. The event was organized under the Dutch Presidency by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in close cooperation with ESFRI, the European Commission and the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. Discussions focussed on strategic roadmapping, long-term sustainability and the socio-economic impact of research infrastructures. More...

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Charter for Access to Research Infrastructure Reference Documentation

InfrastructureThe following section lists a number of useful reference documents that complement the Charter for Access to Research Infrastructures. It includes "background" documents that provide additional information on the themes touched upon in the Charter, "cross-reference" documents which provide the basis for certain text in the Charter and, lastly, the "best practice" documents which provide examples of how the Charter recommendations have already been successfully implemented in different realities. More...

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Launch event: Maintaining a quality culture in doctoral training

LERU : League of European Research UniversitiesThe League of European Research Universities (LERU) will present its new advice paper “Maintaining a quality culture in doctoral education at research-intensive universities” during a breakfast launch event in Brussels on 15 March 2016.
LERU universities have analysed how they develop and review a quality culture in doctoral education and how they implement quality assessment procedures. The result is a paper full of practical examples from the LERU universities on how they define expectations for high quality doctoral education, how they set up scrutiny processes, how they use indicators to measure quality and how they build in feedback mechanisms to enhance a quality culture. In addition to the actual practice examples, the paper also contains a number of recommendations for universities, policymakers and funders in Europe on how to maintain a quality culture in doctoral education. More...

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She Figures 2015 - Gender in Research and Innovation

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The She Figures 2015 is the 'go-to' document for anyone interested in gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the current state of gender equality in research and innovation in the European Union. In addition to comparable statistics on women and men amongst PhD graduates, researchers and decision-makers, it sheds light on differences in working conditions. It also presents for the first time the situation of men and women in scientific publications and patent applications, as well as the inclusion of the gender dimension in scientific articles.
The She Figures was produced in close collaboration between the European Commission, Eurostat, the Helsinki Group on Gender in Research and Innovation and Statistical Correspondents. More...

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Study on the diversity within the teaching profession

European learners are increasingly diverse. There are a growing number of students in Europe’s education systems that are from a minority and/or migrant background, and this is presenting a unique challenge to policy makers at EU, national and local level.
Students with a migrant/minority background on average exhibit lower educational attainment than their peers, but this can be tackled by greater diversity in the teaching profession. More teachers from a diverse background can support the evolving needs of the increasingly diverse learner population by building bridges with local migrant communities and acting as positive role models. More...

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How does student mobility affect the financing of higher education?

The Economics of HEBy Tina Haussen and Silke Übelmesser. In all OECD countries, higher education is financed by a mix of public contributions (e.g. income taxes levied on labour income) and private contributions (e.g. tuition fees paid by students). Often, the public share clearly dominates. However, within the last two decades almost half of the OECD countries have introduced or increased tuition fees. During the same period, the number of international students has risen rapidly.
In tertiary education systems that are partly publicly funded, there are two possible causal relationships between student migration and the financing of higher education. First, it may be that the migration decisions of students are affected by the extent of private contributions, e.g. tuition fees. While comparably high public contributions may attract students from abroad, high tuition fees can prevent young people from studying in a foreign country. The empirical evidence is however not fully clear. The contradictory state of research in this area motivated us to analyse whether the second causal link – namely, that student migration induces changes in governmental policies – may also be possible. More...

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Global Perspectives on Higher Education

Philip Altbach's new book has just been released by John Hopkins University Press. Global Perspectives on Higher Education gathers up-to-date version of his best insights. Altbach discusses the global trends that increasingly affect higher education, including the implications of mass enrollments, the logic of mass higher education systems around the world, specific challenges facing Brazil, Russia, India, and China, and globalization. More...

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CIHE Perspectives No. 1 "Sage Advice: International Advisory Councils at Tertiary Education Institutions "

This report is the first in the new CIHE Perspectives series and explores the phenomenon of international advisory councils (IACs) at universities around the world. The study advances a typology of IACs, offers suggestions on how the activity of IACs can be improved, and provides useful considerations for the creation of new IAC structures. More...

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Evolving Higher Education Business Models: Leading with Data to Deliver Results

This paper examines a network approach to leadership that creates transparency around institutional financial data using business model analysis. The network approach shifts shared governance from an emphasis on institutional dialogue and coherence towards institutional performance based on agreed upon metrics by empowering those on the front lines to make data-informed decisions that improve institutional practices aligned with performance outcomes.
As tuition levels rise, there are growing calls for fiscal responsibility and expectations that colleges and universities will use data to drive financial decisions and to tie expenditures to student outcomes. Many institutions, however, lack tools necessary to forge those connections and are forced to make financial decisions in the dark.
Evolving Higher Education Business Models: Leading with Data to Deliver Results (PDF) 1MB. More...

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Joint Statement of Principles for Professional Accreditation

PA-Logo-Master-HorizontalThe document addresses issues that members of both our organisations have been concerned about for quite some time and now enables a much-desired best-practice approach. It also signals the start of a closer collaboration between Universities Australia and Professions Australia as well as our respective members. We believe that this collaboration will be a sound foundation for our both contributions to 21st Century Australia. The Statement is an essential document for associations who carry out the professional accreditation of university courses as well as those associations who would like to know more about accreditation principles and roles and the responsibilities of universities and professional associations undertaking accreditation. More...

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