16 décembre 2016

We need a return to funding basic research

By ELIZABETH MAY. Scientific breakthroughs have invariably started in what a bean-counter might dismiss as wool-gathering. Read more...

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14 décembre 2016

Canada Council to offer more funds for new applicants, diverse voices

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Robert Everett-Green. The letter, which was distributed on Monday, provides the first details of how the federal agency plans to deal with a doubling of its parliamentary allocation by 2021. Read more...

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Is research funding “skewed” to larger universities?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Leo Groarke. Every decade has its trend, and in the university sector “differentiation” seems to define the current one. It’s difficult to take issue with the basic idea: different institutions should focus on their different strengths. More...

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How the medical school admissions process is skewed

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Marsha Barber. One parent finds that, despite efforts to make it fairer, the process still favours those with money. More...

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12 décembre 2016

Understanding the impact of institutional financial support

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "offa.org.uk"This project concluded in December 2016. Through a collaboration with a research team led by Sheffield Hallam University, we published:

  • a final report on the development of a set of tools, including a statistical model, to help universities evaluate the impact of their financial support packages
  • an accompanying technical workbook to guide universities through the process of implementing this model.

Our press release and blog from Professor Les Ebdon, Director of Fair Access to Higher Education, set out OFFA’s position on this research. More...

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Financement de projets de recherche aux USA

La Commission franco-américaine Fulbright accorde chaque année environ une centaine de bourses à des étudiants et des chercheurs américains et français à travers son programme et ceux de ses partenaires. Voir l'article...

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05 décembre 2016

Des conférences de financeurs pour stabiliser les missions locales

Dans son rapport sur le modèle économique des missions locales remis à la ministre du Travail le 30 novembre, l’Inspection générale des affaires sociales (Igas) propose d’instaurer des conférences de financeurs, tant au niveau régional qu’au plan national afin de garantir à ces structures des moyens stables et des objectifs clairs et partagés. Voir l'article...

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04 décembre 2016

Dowling Files for Bankruptcy Protection

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Dowling will use bankruptcy protection in order to sell its real estate and other assets at the highest value possible, the college’s bankruptcy attorney, Sean C. Southard, told The Wall Street Journal. The college’s debt includes money owed on tax-exempt municipal bonds and general unsecured debt, he told the newspaper. Read more...

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29 novembre 2016

Trends in Canadian University Finance

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Trends in Canadian University Finance
Alex Usher, Higher Education Strategy Associates, 2016/09/09
The funny thing about Alex Usher's report in HESA is that while he keys in on the rising costs on colleges and universities in Canada, he doesn't talk about the students served by those institutions. In the reports he cites but doesn't link to (966 page PDF) the word 'students' appears for the first time on page 952. More...

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26 novembre 2016

Now you can sell shares in yourself to pay for college

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Taking out another high-interest private student loan seemed like the only option for Amy Wroblewski this fall. More...

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