21 juin 2017

Universities and big pharma embrace early-phase deals

Engineering new pharmaceuticals is risky, achingly slow and astronomically expensive. In search of better ways to defray those costs and speed the path to success, Chicago's elite research universities are partnering with the major pharmaceutical companies, ushering in a new era of early-phase collaboration, writes Brigid Sweeney for Crain’s Chicago Business. Read more...

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Oxford University dons lose new vote over retirement age

Academics at Oxford University have failed in a new bid to challenge rules forcing them to retire at 67, reports the BBC. Read more...

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Sex-for-marks lecturers could be ‘named and shamed’

Lecherous lecturers who demand sex in return for good marks could be named and shamed if students attending a Durban conference get their way, writes Barbara Cole for the Daily News. Read more...

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US universities in Qatar wary of diplomatic upheaval

A diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf has left US universities with campuses in Qatar wondering what will happen next, with a global rescue firm watching the situation closely and working on contingency plans, writes Susan Svrluga for The Washington Post. Read more...

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Oxford University under fire for take-home exam decision

Oxford University has been blasted for its “insulting” decision to allow students to sit exams at home in an attempt to close the gender gap, as a leading historian warns that the decision implies that women are the “weaker sex”, writes Camilla Turner for The Telegraph. Read more...

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Universities urged to adapt in face of fewer enrolments

Thai universities need to move with the times to survive as they brace for declining enrolments, according to the president of the Council of University Presidents of Thailand, writes Dumrongkiat Mala for the Bangkok Post. Read more...

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Universities’ shutdown displaces 66,000 students

The government under post-coup emergency rule shuttered Fatih University, Murat Hüdavendigar University and Süleyman Sah University in Istanbul, Orhan Gazi University in Bursa, Gediz University, Izmir University and Sifa University in Izmir, Altin Koza University and Turgut Özal University in Ankara, Mevlana University in Konya, Canik Basari University in Samsun, Melik Sah University in Kayseri, Kanuni University in Adana, Zirve University in Gaziantep and Selahattin Eyyubi University in Diyarbakir. Read more...

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Minister defends bid to ban politics in universities

Education Minister Naftali Bennett, and a university professor he commissioned to write a code of ethics that would prevent academics from expressing political opinions, both defended the controversial document from harsh criticism, writes Stuart Winer for The Times of Israel. Read more...

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Predatory journal list author faces ongoing harassment

Months after an academic librarian deleted lists of ‘predatory’ journals and publishers from his blog, a website with derogatory comments about his academic qualifications and mental health remains online, writes Carl Straumsheim for Inside Higher Ed. Read more...

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Released student’s family adjusts to a different reality

The father of an American college student who was imprisoned in North Korea and was returned to his home state of Ohio in a coma says the family is "adjusting to a different reality", writes Dake Kang for Associated Press. Read more...

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