24 septembre 2018

New policy to protect research community from harassment

The National Science Foundation in the United States has taken the next steps in its agency-wide effort to ensure the research and learning environments it supports are free from harassment, publishing a term and condition that requires awardee organisations to report findings and determinations of sexual harassment, as well as establishing a secure online portal for submitting harassment notifications, reports the National Science Foundation. More...

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Oxford spends £108,000 on each low-income student

The University of Oxford spends £108,000 (US$141,000) for each additional student from a poor background it admits every year, according to a new analysis of its efforts to improve access, writes Richard Adams for The Guardian. More...

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Commissioner calls for free speech code for universities

Commissioner calls for free speech code for universitiesAustralia’s Human Rights Commissioner says universities should consider a code of conduct that ensures controversial figures can speak more freely on campus, as the Morrison government grows increasingly concerned about campus politics, writes Michael Koziol for The Sydney Morning Herald. More...

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International student numbers have doubled in 20 years

The number of international students in higher education programmes worldwide has more than doubled in less than two decades – rising from two million in 1998 to five million in 2016 – with a strong focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and doctoral programmes, according to OECD’s latest Education at a Glance report, writes Kerrie Kennedy for The Pie News. More...

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Judge upholds right to rescind degree over plagiarism

An Alberta judge says the University of Calgary can rescind a masters degree awarded to a student 15 years ago before allegations he plagiarised parts of his thesis, reports The Canadian Press. More...

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Minister announces better student services

As 1.7 million students prepare to start the new university year, Higher Education Minister Tahar Hadjar announced improvements that have been made to students’ services and living conditions. More...

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Paramedical studies upgraded to higher education

The training and qualifications of nurses, midwives and laboratory technicians will now take place in the higher education sector, following an agreement signed between the ministries responsible for health and vocational education. More...

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Media probes raise questions over quality of conferences

By Aimee Chung. Researchers and academics at some of South Korea’s top universities have used their university’s research funds to attend academically questionable international conferences and submit their conference reports as examples of internationally excellent journal publications to the national research database, undercover journalists and an international media investigation have found. More...

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Make campuses great centres of civil discourse again

By Mary Beth Marklein. The outcome of a looming court battle over Harvard University's admissions policy will have implications nationwide for how United States colleges and universities build the racially diverse student body that most Americans say they favour. More...

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The problem is the publishing system, not the scholars

By Philip G Altbach and Hans de Wit. We are arguing essentially that the publishing system is out of control and at this point in a deep crisis because of the amount of material seeking publication and being published. The volume has overwhelmed the publishing system and has introduced over-commercialisation and corruption. More...

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