21 décembre 2014

Call for civic engagement shake-up of rankings

By Rebecca Warden and Ard Jongsma. International league tables should take account of civic engagement when they are ranking universities, according to vice-chancellors, academics and students gathered on 4 December at the closing ceremony of the Talloires Network Leaders Conference near Cape Town, South Africa. This was one of six points in a Call to Action, a closing statement for the 264 delegates to take back to their institutions in 41 countries. Read more...

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Forging the future of university engagement – Talloires

By Rebecca Warden and Karen MacGregor. Educating economically successful global citizens, expanding access to higher education, measuring the impacts of work with communities, influencing university rankings, incentives for engaged academics and a greater role for students. These were major topics for debate and new goals as university leaders from across the world set the stage for future university engagement at the Talloires Network Leaders Conference, or TNLC 2014. Read more...

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REF 2014: winners and losers in 'intensity' ranking

By . Alternative ranking of REF results maps university performance against the proportion of eligible staff submitted. Queen’s University Belfast and Brunel and Loughborough universities are three of the biggest winners when their quality scores in the research excellence framework are weighted for research intensity. More...

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REF year saw more on teaching-only contracts

By . More academics were employed on teaching-only contracts around the time of the research excellence framework deadline, new figures show. More...

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QAA inquiry says London campuses not ripe for visa fraud

By . An inquiry has appeared to dismiss claims that student visa abuse is taking place at London branch campuses. The Quality Assurance Agency had been asked to examine student vetting procedures at 13 branch campuses after immigration minister James Brokenshire said there was evidence of abuse on many branch campuses. More...

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Finance is barrier to postgraduate study, Hefce study confirms

By . Worries about funding do deter final-year undergraduates from progressing to postgraduate study, according a new analysis. More...

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REF results reopen funding debate

By . Rising quality leads to questions about future QR formula.
Results of the 2014 research excellence framework
, announced today, reveal that the proportion of research deemed 3* or 4* has increased by 22 percentage points since the 2008 research assessment exercise. More...

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Research funders must club together to address grand challenges

By . Paper from Science Europe says not enough done at EU level for fundamental interdisciplinary research. More...

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REF 2014: live reaction

By . All the reaction to the research excellence framework as we get it. More...

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REF 2014: quarter of academics believe it will lead to redundancies

By . University staff reveal their concerns ahead of research excellence framework. On Thursday, the results of the 2014 research excellence framework will be published. More...

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