09 octobre 2018

Online Conference Discussions

Online Conference Discussions
This article doesn't go into a lot of depth, but it may provide a nice guide for people looking to add an online discussion element to their in-person conferences, something that is well recommended because conferences with an online component attract more interest and provide a richer experience for participants. More...

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Radical open-access plan could end journal subscriptions

Research funders from France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and eight other European nations have unveiled a radical open-access initiative that could change the face of science publishing in two years – and which has instantly provoked protest from publishers, writes Holly Else for Nature. More...

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Philosophy new battleground in fight against colonialism

To study philosophy in South Africa today is to study a series of pronouncements from white, European men. Tony Shabangu, a philosophy lecturer and doctoral student at the University of Johannesburg, has read them all. But he’s looking for something new, writes Olivia Goldhill for Quartz. More...

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CSIRO engaging Australians for energy research

With energy a hot topic in Australia, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is looking for a better way forward for providers and consumers. The CSIRO Energise app has been developed to allow individuals to contribute to national energy research in Australia, writes Asha McLean for ZD Net. More...

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Academics emphasise role of undergraduate research

Academics in Pakistan have expressed regret at the lack of emphasis on research at the undergraduate level in the country during a conference at Habib University, writes Zaina Qaseem for The Express Tribune. More...

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Study into how to tap research to meet societal needs

The University of Malta is involved in a four-year multinational study that is exploring how best to embed a culture of responsible research and innovation and make this part of the governance and practice of research institutions, reports the Times of Malta. More...

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North Korean, German universities sign exchange agreement

Kim Il Sung University, North Korea’s most prestigious institution of higher learning, has established an exchange and cooperation relationship with Germany's Free University of Berlin in the field of humanities and sociology, reports Yonhap News. More...

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Scientist says ‘physics was invented and built by men’

A senior scientist has given what has been described as a “highly offensive” presentation about the role of women in physics. At a workshop organised by CERN, Professor Alessandro Strumia of Italy’s University of Pisa said that “physics was invented and built by men, it’s not by invitation”, writes Pallab Ghosh for the BBC News. More...

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Teachers quit in droves for high paying Gulf posts

The prospect of earning the equivalent of five years’ salary in one year is luring South African teachers to classrooms in the Gulf, a university study has shown. But apart from the lure of higher earnings, teachers are being driven from South Africa by the high crime rate, religious intolerance, race-based policies, burgeoning class sizes and workloads and an ineffective curriculum, writes Suthentira Govender for the Sunday Times. More...

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10 universities in Mexico on verge of financial collapse

Ten of Mexico’s public universities are on the brink of collapse, staff and government officials have warned, a situation that can only be resolved with emergency funding of MXN4 billion (US$210 million), reports El Universal. More...

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