20 novembre 2018

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Urchin
From the announcement (thanks for the heads up, John): "Urchin is a Web based, customisable, RSS aggregator and filter. Its primary purpose is to allow the generation of new RSS feeds by running queries against the collection of items in the Urchin database. However, other arbitrary output formats can be defined and generated using XSL transformations or HTML::Template templates. More...

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Quebec university allows students to use preferred names

A major Quebec university is joining a growing movement towards allowing students – including transgender students who’ve long sought the provision – to use a name other than their given name on campus, reports The Canadian Press. More...

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Flexible study can make UK universities more accessible

Three academics from the University of Bristol have come up with a series of recommendations which, they say, would make United Kingdom universities more accessible and responsive to a changing economy, reports FE News. More...

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University in Iowa drops controversial conference

After finding itself caught up in national debate – and, at times, outrage – over the practice of ‘facilitated communication’, University of Northern Iowa administrators have decided to no longer host an annual conference featuring the controversial technique, writes Vanessa Miller for The Gazette. More...

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Ministry wants foreign universities to join education hub

The Ministry of Education in Malaysia wants to attract more foreign universities to establish branch campuses at the Pagoh Higher Education Hub and will approach universities in Indonesia, Japan and South Korea, reports the Malay Mail. More...

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Academics urge public to vote for nuclear power shutdown

Hundreds of researchers in Taiwan have signed an open letter urging the public to vote to continue the phase out of nuclear power in an upcoming referendum. Last year, Taiwanese legislators added a clause to the island’s electricity act to shut down all nuclear power plants by 2025, writes Andrew Silver for Nature. More...

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Spain to ban pseudo-therapies from universities

The project, named Health Protection Plan Against Pseudo-therapies, comes two months after 400 Spanish scientists signed an open letter calling for action against pseudo-science following the death of a cancer patient who refused traditional medicine. It seeks to “eliminate pseudo-therapies from health centres” and “guarantee” that only health professionals with “officially recognised qualifications” work there and aims to remove any degree that includes pseudo-therapies from the country’s universities. More...

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Downloads of pirated research papers rampant in Japan

Academic papers were freely downloaded more than 1.27 million times in Japan last year from a ‘pirate’ website, highlighting the growing reluctance to pay subscription fees for such publications, a study team said. But Japanese scientists are not the only ones doing this, writes Ryosuke Nonaka for The Asahi Shimbun. More...

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Vice-chancellors get ‘massive salaries’ in South Africa

The executives in charge of South African universities are rewarded with very large pay cheques, according to weekend newspaper, the Sunday Times. Many university vice-chancellors received salaries of over ZAR4 million (US$280,000) for 2017, writes Jamie McKane for My Broadband. More...

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Extra AU$135 million for regional universities

The Morrison government has pledged an extra AU$135 million (US$98 million) for regional universities, study hubs and scholarships for students in regional and rural areas, offsetting a funding squeeze on universities hit by a AU$2.2 billion cut when the former government froze commonwealth grants in 2017, writes Paul Karp for The Guardian Australia. More...

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