03 janvier 2017

The role of social scientists in an age of anti-science

By Victoria Herrmann. I began on 1 January 2016 in American Samoa on a grant from National Geographic. I would spend the next month on the archipelago some 5,000 miles southwest of Hawai’i to kickstart a much larger project that examines the cultural and societal impacts of sea level rise on the United States and its territories. Read more...

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Rush to save climate change data before Trump era

By Goldie Blumenstyk, The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scientists, librarians and digital historians from a growing number of universities have begun a crowdsourced effort to copy and archive thousands of federal government websites and data sets related to climate change, the environment and other areas of scientific research that they fear could become compromised or inaccessible under the incoming Trump administration. Read more...

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Ewha University role scrutinised by corruption hearing

By Aimee Chung. South Korea’s National Assembly last week focused on the role of the prestigious Ewha Womans University as part of its fourth round of hearings into an influence peddling scandal surrounding embattled South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Read more...

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Education ministry blocks foreign university branches

By Mushfique Wadud. Bangladesh’s Education Ministry and its higher education regulatory body the University Grants Commission, or UGC, do not see eye to eye on foreign university branches in Bangladesh. Read more...

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Stop playing off refugees against students – DSW

By Michael Gardner. Germany’s Student Welfare Service, or DSW, has warned that students and refugees seeking accommodation should not be played off against each other in the face of a growing shortage of affordable housing. Read more...

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Sciences Po plots to reconfirm world-class position

By Jane Marshall. Three and half years ago Sciences Po, the Paris Institute of Political Studies, one of Europe’s most prestigious public policy research and teaching institutions, was in turmoil following the sudden death of its director, Richard Descoings, and the publication of a scathing report by the state auditor into its financial management. Read more...

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Caltech gift tops year of generous Chinese giving to HE

By Mimi Leung and Yojana Sharma. A study of researcher mobility at 28 Swedish higher education institutions provides new and detailed data on how researchers move between institutions, nationally and internationally and confirms the positive impact of mobility on publication quality. Read more...

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Mobile researchers have higher productivity – Study

By Jan Petter Myklebust. A study of researcher mobility at 28 Swedish higher education institutions provides new and detailed data on how researchers move between institutions, nationally and internationally and confirms the positive impact of mobility on publication quality. Read more...

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Horizon 2020 endangered by low success rate, says EUA

By Jan Petter Myklebust. Horizon 2020 is endangered by critically low application success rates due to insufficient funding at the European Union and national levels, according to a consultation among the 150 member institutions of the European University Association or EUA. Read more...

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‘Global university rankings data are flawed’ – HEPI

By Brendan O'Malley. Governments and institutions should ignore leading international university rankings because they are “unreliable” and “methodologically flawed”, according to a new analysis by the United Kingdom higher education think tank, the Higher Education Policy Institute or HEPI. Read more...

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