09 mai 2017

ESF Member Organisation Forum on Research Integrity

European Science FoundationThe work of the ESF Member Organisation Forum on Research Integrity together with ALLEA produced the consensus document “The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity”, launched at the Second World Conference on Research Integrity held in July 2010. The code addresses good practice and bad conduct in science, offering a basis for trust and integrity across national borders.
This Europe-wide code offers a reference point for all researchers, complementing existing codes of ethics and complying with national and European legislative frameworks.  It is not intended to replace existing national or academic guidelines, but represents agreement across 30 countries on a set of principles and priorities for self-regulation of the research community. It provides a possible model for a global code of conduct for all research. More...

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Closing the gap in science leadership

By Kudzai Mashininga. The Africa Science Leadership Programme, an initiative of the University of Pretoria and the Global Young Academy, aims to serve as a vehicle to close the gap between developing and developed countries by growing mid-career African academics in the areas of thought leadership, team management and research development. More...

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University admission reform – Pushing private education?

By Tunde Fatunde. Two civil society organisations have said they will jointly mount a legal challenge to recent changes to university admissions criteria that require all candidates to list at least one private university in their applications for admission. More...

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Policy gaps fuel sexual harassment in tertiary education

By Tonderayi Mukeredzi. The death of a female student … the loss of an ear during a fight with her boyfriend … These are some of the more horrific manifestations of sexual harassment at tertiary education institutions in Zimbabwe where sexual harassment ranks as one of the biggest challenges for women students – over and above unequal representation in decision-making processes, shortages of accommodation and exorbitant tuition fees. More...

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Super-rich Africans – A source of university funding?

By Wagdy Sawahel. The latest Africa Wealth Report highlights the fact that Africa is home to a growing number of super-rich individuals who have the potential to make their mark as African philanthropists. But how close are we to an African equivalent of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation focused on higher education, scientific research and innovation. Read more...

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How to get more women into engineering at university

By Eric Fredua-Kwarteng and Catherine Effah. The African philosopher and educationalist James Aggrey (1875-1927) stated that if you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a family, indeed a nation. This statement suggests that the education of women is significant to the development of Africa. Read more...

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New maths institute to join ‘pan-African ecosystem’

By Wagdy Sawahel. The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, or AIMS, has opened its sixth education centre of excellence in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, as part of plans to establish 15 AIMS centres across Africa by 2023, which will form part of an 'ecosystem' of transformative institutions. Read more...

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Ministry bans election campaigning on university campuses

By Laeed Zaghlami. In a widely criticised move, the higher education ministry instructed all university presidents to forbid any activity related to political campaigns on university campuses ahead of the general elections held last week. This was despite the fact that individual academics made up a significant proportion of the candidates standing for election. Read more...

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UZ-trained doctors can practise in California

By Kudzai Mashininga. Students from the University of Zimbabwe’s college of health sciences now qualify to automatically secure licences to practise in California in the United States after they graduate. Read more...

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Government secures Middle East loans for new universities

By Kudzai Mashininga. Zambia’s government has said it has secured US$41 million in loans from Middle East financiers for the construction of three universities in the country. Read more...

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