24 février 2017

More private capital for infrastructure investment in Asia?

Since the financial crisis, infrastructure investment has moved up the political agenda in most countries – now also including the USA. Asia is often seen as the world’s infrastructure laboratory, with massive construction of transport and energy projects. More...

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Back to the 80s: Projections for living standards and inequality in the UK

The UK economy has, in many respects, performed well recently. Last week it was revealed that GDP grew by 2 per cent in 2016, above the OECD average, and higher than forecasters expected when the country voted to leave the European Union. More...

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Telling the whole truth in a post-truth environment

In 2016, surprisingly for many, Oxford Dictionaries chose as their Word of the Year “post-truth”, an adjective defined as: “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”. This runs contrary to the main tenet of the OECD, the “house of best practices” whose works and analysis depend on high quality statistics and solid empirical evidence. More...

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Calendrier 2017 des publications statistiques du SIES - 1er quadrimestre

La sous-direction des Systèmes d'Information et des Études Statistiques diffuse chaque année de nombreux indicateurs statistiques auprès du grand public, conformément à sa mission en tant que service statistique ministériel de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche. Voir l'article...

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A Responsibility Revolution in the Fashion Industry

The collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in 2013 with a loss of over 1,130 lives was a jarring reminder that though much has been accomplished to improve working conditions in global supply chains, more is needed. More...

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Bergen Summer Research School 2017, 12-22 June, Bergen (Norway)

The Bergen Summer Research School, an interdisciplinary venue for exploring some of the challenges of our time, will offer six PhD courses ranging from migration, higher education, global health, water management, poverty, and the use of language. More...

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Presentation of the 6th Higher Education in the World Report, 10 March, Barcelona (Spain)

The Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI) will present the 6th Higher Education in the World report “Towards a Socially Responsible University: Balancing the Global with the Local” on 10 March 2017 in Barcelona. More...

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Call for European Young Researchers Award 2017

Further information regarding the application process, eligibility and qualification criteria is available on the EYRA website. The deadline for the call is 16 April 2017. The prize-giving ceremony will take place during the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF). More...

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Turkey: 330 more academics dismissed

On 7 February 2017, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a new decree resulting in the dismissal of another 4464 public employees, among them 330 academics. More...

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CRUI: A new higher education research and information hub

The CRUI (Conference of Italian University Rectors) Foundation recently launched the Higher Education Research (HERe) website aimed at promoting new research perspectives on higher education. More...

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