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12 mai 2016

Digital Humanities as 'Corporatist Restructuring'

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Many humanities scholars have praised the digital humanities as one of the more promising developments for their disciplines. But a recent article in the Los Angeles Review of Books compares digital humanities scholars to “Silicon Valley ‘disruptors,’” saying they are leading a “corporatist restructuring” of their fields. Read more...

12 mai 2016

Defending the Humanities

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Ken Burns, the documentary maker who brought the Civil War, the histories of baseball and jazz, and the biographies of the Roosevelts to film, had a chance Monday night to honor the National Endowment for the Humanities, which supported much of his work. Read more...

11 mai 2016

Bellevue U approaches online learning with liberal arts classroom model Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Bellevue University in Nebraska takes a liberal arts approach to online education, focusing on small class sizes and high-touch faculty who provide oversight and guidance to students, and, in turn, improve retention. More...

9 mai 2016

L’avenir des arts libéraux

Résultat de recherche d'images pour ""Des dirigeants universitaires du Canada, des É.-U. et de l’Asie ont discuté d’innovation dans le domaine des arts libéraux et du rôle essentiel  des études en sciences humaines dans le monde actuel. Voir l'article...

9 mai 2016

Un diplôme en arts est un investissement rentable

Résultat de recherche d'images pour ""L’Initiative de recherche sur les politiques de l’éducation (IRPE), qui utilise les données fiscales des diplômés de l’Université d’Ottawa, a en effet constaté que les diplômés en sciences humaines bénéficient d’un accroissement constant de leurs revenus, qui se situent en moyenne à 40 000 $ après l’obtention du diplôme et vont jusqu’à 80 000 $ après 13 ans seulement. Des salaires qui ressemblent à ceux des diplômés en mathématiques et en sciences. More...

9 mai 2016

Social sciences must be accountable

By Chau Phuc. The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, or VASS, was established in 2012, but is based on the Institute of Social Sciences which was originally founded in 1953. It has 37 affiliate institutions including 32 research institutes in social sciences. It has 2,000 research staff, among which there are 700 professors and doctoral or masters degree holders. Read more...

9 mai 2016

European Network for Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (ENRESSH)

COST | European Cooperation in Science and TechnologyThe challenge of the Action is to enable the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) to better demonstrate their true place in academia and society. To do so, the Action proposes to bring together different strands of work consecrated to SSH research evaluation, currently under development in different parts of Europe, in order to gain momentum, to exchange best practices and results, and to avoid unnecessary duplication. Its main aims, deeply interrelated, are:

- to improve evaluation procedures in order to take into account the diversity and the wealth of SSH research;
- to make a robust case for the ways in which the SSH add value to the society;
- to help SSH scholars better appropriate their research agenda and overcome fragmentation. Voir l'article...

8 mai 2016

Liberal arts degrees are a good investment

Résultat de recherche d'images pour A study by the Education Policy Research Initiative (EPRI) using the tax records of University of Ottawa graduates, found that social sciences and humanities graduates enjoy steady increases in earnings, starting at an average of $40,000 right after graduation and up to $80,000 only 13 years later — similar to the average earnings of math and science grads. More...

3 mai 2016

New Ranking of the World’s Top Anthropology Schools

Résultat de recherche d'images pour ""By Sabrina Collier. This year sees the QS World University Rankings by Subject extended to feature a brand new ranking of the world’s top anthropology schools. Published annually, the rankings now cover a total of 42 subjects. More...

3 mai 2016

Ghana’s vice-president calls for move from liberal arts

By Francis Kokutse. Universities across Africa must move away from liberal arts courses in order to make higher education relevant and ensure the continent is not left behind in today’s technological world, Ghana’s Vice-president Kwesi Amissah-Arthur said while opening the second Times Higher Education Africa Universities Summit in the capital Accra. Read more...

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