12 avril 2017

University Naming Dispute in Norway

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences in Norway wants to become a full-fledged university, but if its pending application were to be approved, the institution does not yet know what it would be called. Read more...

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Scientific Reports Becomes Largest Megajournal

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Scientific Reports is now the largest scholarly journal in the world, overtaking PLOS ONE. In the first quarter of 2017, Scientific Reports published 6,214 articles, compared to PLOS ONE's 5,541. Read more...

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Ed-Tech Investments: More Deals, Less Money

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Investments in ed-tech start-ups picked up in the first quarter of 2017 after a down year in 2016, the venture capital database CB Insights found. Read more...

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Pearson and Chegg Partner for Textbook Rentals

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Student-services provider Chegg is the first company to work with Pearson on a new textbook-rental program the publisher announced in January. Read more...

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Nobel Prize winner hopes to study at Oxford University

Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Prize winning activist who narrowly avoided death after being shot by the Taliban, has revealed that she intends to study at a British university, writes Niamh McIntyre for the Independent. More...

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New university thesis topics reflect local contributions

After scrapping foreign authors from the syllabus, the University of Rajasthan's commerce department has suggested new topics for dissertations which include Vedas and management, Lord Krishna, Lord Mahavir, Mahatma Gandhi, the relevance of Gita and the management of stress through yoga, among others, writes Shoeb Khan for TNN. More...

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Universities urged to develop rail infrastructure courses

The chairman of the Senate Committee on Land Transport, Gbenga Ashafa, has called on faculties of engineering in Nigerian universities to immediately commence the training of rail infrastructure engineers, reports This Day. More...

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Insourcing of workers at universities – Uneven progress

Only one university in the Western Cape has brought all workers onto its payroll, despite all four universities beginning debates on insourcing, one of the rallying cries during the Fees Must Fall protests, in 2015, writes Ashleigh Furlong for GroundUp. More...

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University entry change unlikely despite concerns

University entrance requirements are unlikely to change despite a review that found widespread concern over first-year students' literacy and numeracy abilities, writes Adele Redmond for Stuff. More...

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