20 septembre 2015

To stop REF game playing, why not let everyone take part?

By David Price. According to the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s Selection of Staff for Inclusion report in the REF 2014, the proportion of women submitted to REF 2014 rose to 51 per cent of the eligible pool of female staff, 3 per cent higher than in the 2008 research assessment exercise, but well below the proportion of eligible men selected (67 per cent). More...

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13 septembre 2015

Alliance for accelerating science excellence launched

By Wachira Kigotho. The African Academy of Sciences and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development have launched the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa, or AESA, with the ambition to raise the quality and quantity of the continent’s research output. Read more...

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03 septembre 2015

Excellent Research in the UK: Do we need the EU?

24 September 2015, 10:00am-12:15pm

University of Cambridge, Howard Theatre, Downing College, Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1DQ
UK universities are world-renowned for their research excellence, attracting talent from across Europe and beyond. What role does the EU play in supporting groundbreaking research, discoveries and inventions, and how much do our universities need EU funding and support to remain at the cutting edge. More...

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The EU and its contribution to the excellence of UK universities

The Enterprise Centre is opening as the debate over the UK's continued membership of the European Union develops.  It serves as a timely reminder of how the EU contributes to the excellence of UK universities.
Built predominantly from locally sourced renewable materials, the Passivhaus and BREEAM Outstanding building that houses the Enterprise Centre is one of the lowest carbon buildings on any university campus in Europe. More...

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01 septembre 2015

Universities Canada welcomes research excellence funding

HomeExcellence in Canadian university research is getting a major boost with the awarding of $350 million to university research projects in the first round of funding from the new Canada First Research Excellence Fund. The initial announcement of $114 million in funding for the University of Toronto’s “Medicine by Design” project in regenerative medicine was made today by Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology). Additional announcements are expected shortly. More...

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30 août 2015

How to approach the Teaching Excellence Framework with confidence

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifByPhilip Plowden. There is no magic bullet for teaching excellence, but there are some things you can do to polish your practice. More...

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Celebrating Models of Excellence

University Business LogoBy University Business Staff. Recognizing colleges and universities that make student success a priority through innovative initiatives is the purpose of UB’s new Models of Excellence award program. More...

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28 août 2015

Perceptions of the UK’s Research Excellence Framework 2014: A small survey of academics (AUR 57 02)

By Ian Dobson (NTEU National Office). Earlier work inspired by a body of literature raised important questions about the workings of the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) and its predecessor the Research Assessment Framework (RAE), and noted the possible adverse outcomes of such processes. This paper builds on this by examining the findings of a small survey of social science academics. The survey identified concerns about the validity of the REF as a proxy for quality, and the role it has had in shaping patterns of research behaviour. More...

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24 août 2015

Initiatives d’excellence IDEX : oui, l’Université de Lille peut croire au Saint-Graal

La Voix du NordPar Christophe Caron. Pour que l’Université de Lille soit un jour aussi renommée que celle d’Oxford, la région s’active actuellement. Son dossier a été retenu dans la « short list » des initiatives d’excellence (plusieurs centaines de millions d’euros à la clé). Il faut encore plancher. Prochain rendez-vous à la rentrée. Voir l'article...

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21 août 2015

EURASHE PHExcel Conference

Striving for Excellence in Higher Education: Bringing Education and the World of Work Together

http://phexcel.eurashe.eu/conference

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