Tag Archives: Higher education
Displaced Migrants in Higher Education: Findings from a study on Pathways and Support
In January 2018 the University of Manchester and MCAA launched a survey on the practices and attitudes in higher education institutions with regard to displaced students and academics. The aim of the survey was to identify the best practices to integrate displaced students and academics into higher education institutions. Together with previous work, the current study highlights the need to raise awareness among researchers and institutions about the various existing practices adopted in Europe to integrate displaced students and academics. Read more [...]
“Metaphysical” persistence of degradation of Natural Sciences in the Greek educational system
Greek educational system is downgrading Natural Sciences as a whole against any scientific and pedagogical argumentation and international practice. Read more [...]
Mr. Macron, do not sacrifice science and the transmission of knowledge
On April 22nd, on the eve of the first round of the French presidential elections, an event brought together more than one million citizens worldwide.
In France, it was supported by more than forty scholarly societies, including the Académie des Sciences, Read more [...]
The Landscape for Science post Brexit
About a month after the British Referendum, the UK Parliament held a Parliament Links Day to communicate political plans to support UK science post-Brexit. Read more [...]
What the European Open Science Cloud REALLY is
If you are involved in science, IT, European politics or just have your ear to the ground, you may have heard about it by now: The European Open Science Cloud.
As a long term investment, doing science is worse than buying a car. Exact numbers vary, Read more [...]
Taking the red pill: Beyond The Matrix (of Academia)
1999´s blockbuster “The Matrix” made us familiar with the “red pill philosophy.” In a provocative scene when Morpheus offers to Neo an election which later determined the outcome of the story’s hero. The options were to either take Read more [...]
Once upon a time, the tale of how French scientists lost their autonomy
Protests concerning the French government's policy on public research and higher education (PRHE) has arisen in France during the course of 2014. Interestingly, these protests are taking place five and ten years, respectively, after the previous research activism movements of 2004 and 2009. So why such protest? Find out more in this riveting perspective by Alain Trautmann, former spokesperson of the 2004 protest movement, Sauvons la Recherche. He provides the benefit of hindsight into 15 years of French research policy and, thus, gives a unique analysis of the current research activism movements in France. Read more [...]
EC: Balkan countries should improve their failing education systems
A common theme threads through the European Commission's recommendations for 2014-2015 to Balkan member states, issued yesterday (2 June).
It points out the high percentage of youth unemployment and poor access to quality vocational education, calling Read more [...]
What makes universities attractive to international students?
Demand for university education is on the decrease, mainly due to demographic factors. This trend, combined with a rise in the breadth of diversity of the educational offer, has caused an increase in competition within the higher education sector of Western European countries. Competition is happening, both nationally and internationally. It is therefore essential to understand the factors determining the international demand for higher education. Read on... Read more [...]
Regional Cooperation Council adopts ambitious research and higher education goals
Several initiatives on research, innovation and higher education have found their way into the next two years' (2014-2016) workplan of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) - a regionally owned and led framework for the promotion of cooperation in South Read more [...]
Is the new French research and education reform going far enough?
The Euroscientist looks into the details of the proposed French reforms on of Universities and Research. Some minor aspects of the law have been widely debated in the public sphere, whereas the in-depth changes it brings to the research and education system have unsettled its stakeholders across the political spectrum. Between past legacy and future needs, the new law appears to have reached the only politically acceptable compromise. Read more [...]