01 octobre 2018

NSF announces new awards for quantum research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded US$31 million for fundamental quantum research that will enable the United States to lead a new quantum technology revolution. The awards were announced as NSF joins other federal agencies and private partners at a White House summit on quantum information science, reports the National Science Foundation. More...

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Labor promises AU$300m for university research facilities

The Australian Labor party has promised a AU$300 million (US$217 million) fund to pay for university research facilities, including laboratories and other infrastructure, and has accused the Coalition government of failing to fund capital projects, writes Paul Karp for The Guardian. More...

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Regulator closes university colleges over quality issues

The Tanzania Commission for Universities has ordered the closure of two university colleges and suspended enrolment in 12 others in the coming academic year, citing lapses in quality. The commission’s Executive Secretary Professor Charles Kihampa said that the decision was taken after an audit of the institutions, writes Florian Kaijage for The East African. More...

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Professor who took on cheats forced to flee university

When Professor John Warren left Wales to take up his new academic role two years ago in Papua New Guinea he believed he had found the job of his dreams. The exotic country, nestling in the south-western Pacific Ocean just north of Australia, seemed the idyllic location. But, as the new vice-chancellor of the country’s University of Natural Resources and Environment, he discovered the perils of trying to rid the institution of cheating, writes Camilla Turner for The Telegraph. More...

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Council sets deadline for unified tertiary system

The Council of Common Interests in Pakistan has directed the Higher Education Commission to finalise its recommendations in coordination with the federal and provincial governments within a month for a uniform higher education system across the country, reports Pakistan Today. More...

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Trump administration to review foetal tissue research

The United States Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC, which funds much of the nation's biomedical research, has launched a ‘comprehensive review’ of human foetal tissue research, to ensure that it’s complying with laws and regulations, writes Meredith Wadman for Science Magazine. More...

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‘Trimming the fat’ – Implications for research

Libraries from all around the world are unbundling their subscriptions to the full suite of publishers’ journals in an effort to curb costs. This trend, known as ‘trimming the fat’, is extremely damaging to research and innovation, writes Manuel Martin for ZME Science. More...

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Women under-represented at universities in Hong Kong

Hong Kong should be embarrassed by the findings of too few women in academic research and senior management. This can change with an effort to promote an interest in research and open the top jobs to capable women candidates, writes Katherine Forestier for the South China Morning Post. More...

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University heads call for ban on essay-writing companies

More than 40 university bosses in the United Kingdom have written to the education secretary calling for so-called essay mill companies to be banned. Some students pay for bespoke, original assignments – which cannot easily be detected by anti-plagiarism software, writes Katherine Smith for the BBC News. More...

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47 rape cases reported on campuses across the country

South Africa’s Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor is organising an emergency crisis meeting with universities after close to 50 rape cases were reported on campuses across the country. Statistics handed to her office by universities and public colleges have revealed that a shocking 47 students were raped last year, writes Bongani Nkosi for The Star. More...

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