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Female authors listed on just 30% of recent UK academic research

Progress rate ‘disheartening’, says expert as 2014-17 figure is small improvement on 2006-09Women are listed as authors of just 30% of academic research from British universities, according to a major new ranking of higher education institutions.Although the number of women named as authors is gradually increasing, the slow pace was described by one expert as “disheartening”. The 30% figure is for studies published between 2014 and 2017, which is an improvement from an average of just under 26% ...
Tags: Gender, UK, Science, Education, Women, Research, UK News, Higher Education, Universities, Academics, Research publishing


The Venezuela uprising: the story so far – podcast

Nicolás Maduro appeared on the brink of being forced from power in an uprising plotted by the opposition leader, Juan Guaidó. But key figures stayed loyal, allowing the president to begin reprisals. Tom Phillips in Caracas has watched it play out. Plus: Owen Jones on public schools and who gets to go to Britain’s elite universities Juan Guaidó described his attempted uprising last month as the “final phase” of his plan to oust Nicolás Maduro. But after a day of chaos and confusion in which Guaid...
Tags: Education, Americas, US foreign policy, US news, US military, Universities, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Juan Guaido


Blind student facing deportation says university reneged on support

Bamidele Chika Agbakuribe sold his home in Nigeria to pay fees to Dundee UniversityDundee University took tens of thousands of pounds from a blind Nigerian PhD student in return for what it promised him would be “state of the art” disabled facilities if he came to the UK with his young family to complete his studies.Instead, Bamidele Chika Agbakuribe, who is totally blind, claims the university gave him failing IT equipment and repeatedly obstructed his studies to the extent he was not able to c...
Tags: UK, Students, Education, Scotland, Nigeria, Africa, Society, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Disability, Higher Education, Dundee, Home Office, Universities, Blindness and visual impairment


Blind student facing deportation says university reneged on promised support

Bamidele Chika Agbakuribe sold his home in Nigeria to pay tens of thousands in fees to Dundee UniversityDundee University took tens of thousands of pounds from a blind Nigerian PhD student and promised him “state of the art” disabled facilities if he came to the UK with his young family to complete his studies.Instead, Bamidele Chika Agbakuribe, who is totally blind, claims that the university gave him failing IT equipment and repeatedly obstructed his studies to the extent that he was not able ...
Tags: UK, Students, Education, Scotland, Nigeria, Africa, Society, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Disability, Higher Education, Dundee, Home Office, Universities, Blindness and visual impairment


Iowa Stun Gun Bill on Campus Waiting for Governor’s Signature

Iowa Stun Gun Bill on Campus Waiting for Governor's Signature U.S.A. -( Ammoland.com )- – The Iowa legislature has passed SF 188 (formerly SF 120) with nearly veto-proof margins, and sent it to Republican Governor Kim Reynolds for her signature. The bill removes the power to prohibit the carry of stun guns from unelected university and college administrators. It restores the right to carry such arms on campus as in the rest of Iowa society.  It is a small step toward maintaining the libertie...
Tags: Guns, Senate, Department Of Defense, United States, Iowa, Arizona, Universities, Stun Guns, Second Amendment, Trump, Kim Reynolds, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team, Army Research Development Testing


Canadiens and Canadiennes in uproar as student paper takes stand on gender

A publication at the Université du Québec is ceasing to favour masculine over feminine in its language – not everyone is happyThe changes were slight, though Molière probably wouldn’t have approved.Montreal Campus – the student newspaper serving Université du Québec à Montréal – announced in February that it would cease favouring the masculine over the feminine. Continue reading...
Tags: Women, Feminism, Higher Education, Universities, Languages, Quebec, Canadiens, Canadiennes, Université du Québec, Molière, Montreal Campus


'The magic of llamas': furry friends help stressed university students relax

Students at UC Berkeley have an unusual way to take the edge off before final exams. The Guardian was granted exclusive access to a petting session Final exams are approaching at one of America’s elite universities, and the atmosphere might be tense – if it weren’t for eight hairy campus visitors.On Friday, students flocked to UC Berkeley’s Memorial Glade for Llamapalooza, a human-llama social occasion on a sunny campus lawn. The eight animals were scattered throughout the crowd, munching grass ...
Tags: California, Animals, America, Society, US news, Mental Health, Universities, UC Berkeley, Memorial Glade


EU students could face higher fees to study in UK from 2020

Higher education groups call on government to clarify its policy on tuition costsCharging EU citizens full international student fees to study in England risks “pulling up the drawbridge” after Brexit, higher education leaders and opposition parties have warned, calling on the government to clarify its policy.Although it has long been assumed that EU students would lose access to loans and pay higher tuition fees after Brexit, a report in Buzzfeed raised fears that the higher fees could soon be ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Students, Education, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Higher Education, Education policy, Tuition Fees, Universities, International Students, Brexit, Department for Education


Elizabeth Warren’s student debt proposal would create moral hazard

The bidding war for votes in the Democratic presidential primary escalated quickly this week with a proposal by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to wipe out student debt, courtesy of the taxpayers. Warren’s proposal, put forward not in proposed legislation but in a blog post, would cancel up to $50,000 of student debt for every American with household income under $100,000. Individuals with household incomes up to $250,000 would also get debt relief, though not quite as much. She says this wi...
Tags: Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Elizabeth Warren, America, Sport, Soccer, United States, Editorials, Warren, Medicare, Universities, Nancy Pelosi, Pell, Massachusetts Sen Elizabeth Warren


College bribery scandal: professors respond to our anonymous column

We published one professor’s account of student entitlement, and the response from readers was enormous. Here, we share replies from other educatorsWhat happens after rich kids bribe their way into college? I teach them“If you think corruption in elite US college admissions is bad, what happens once those students are in the classroom is even worse,” wrote an anonymous professor in the Guardian this week. Related: What happens after rich kids bribe their way into college? I teach them | Anonym...
Tags: Education, US, US news, Universities, US universities


Greek tragedy prompts 'blackface' racism row at Sorbonne

Demonstrators picket French university, which says actors were wearing masks according to ancient theatre practicesA row over alleged racism and attacks on freedom of expression has erupted in France after students prevented a Greek tragedy featuring actors using black masks from being performed at the Sorbonne, claiming it was “Afrophobic, colonialist and racist”.Demonstrators who picketed the prestigious Paris university to stop actors entering the theatre said the play, The Suppliants by Aesc...
Tags: Europe, Education, France, Race, Theatre, World news, Higher Education, Paris, Universities, Aeschylus, Sorbonne


Universities to be fined for awarding too many top degrees

Education secretary Damian Hinds to take tough measures on institutions found guilty of artificial grade inflationBritish universities must slash the number of top degrees they award or risk undermining their world-class reputation, the education secretary has warned.Damian Hinds said there had been a steep and unjustifiable rise in the awarding of first-class degrees, urging universities to “reset the norm” by handing out a higher proportion of 2:1s. Offending universities could face fines, or ...
Tags: Politics, Education, UK News, Universities, Damian Hinds


Foreign students who stay to work in UK pay £3.2bn in taxes – study

Report finds highly qualified, non-British graduates do not take jobs from local residentsInternational students who stay and work in the UK after graduation contribute £3.2bn in extra tax revenues, research has revealed.The first major report into the boost overseas students give the economy found non-UK graduates do not take jobs from local residents, because they largely obtain work in highly qualified areas such as economics or science, or in sectors that suffer acute shortages, such as teac...
Tags: UK, Students, Education, UK News, Higher Education, Universities, International Students


Erasmus scheme in chaos as UK students left in limbo

The 17,000 students about to do a year abroad face huge uncertainty over funding and accommodationFor Alice Watkins, a Manchester University student, a year in Paris, then Madrid, as part of her degree was a dream. Now, with the turmoil of Brexit, she is preparing to arrive in France this summer with nowhere to live and no idea whether the money will still be there to support her.“It’s horrible not knowing,” Watkins says. “We’ve been told to take at least £1,200 of our own cash to cover us for t...
Tags: UK, Students, Education, France, European Union, Higher Education, Paris, Universities, Languages, Madrid, Cardiff University, International Students, Brexit, Newcastle University, Erasmus, Watkins


Visa extension to boost numbers of overseas students in UK after Brexit

New measures will allow international students to seek employment for up to a yearInternational students will be given visa extensions of up to a year to look for work in the UK as part of a package of government measures to boost numbers of overseas students after Brexit.The move represents a break with current policy, where students are allowed to stay for just four months after graduation. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Students, Education, European Union, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Foreign Policy, Higher Education, Universities, International Students, Brexit


UK's Prevent guidance to universities unlawful, court rules

Court of appeal finds Prevent guidelines on inviting controversial speakers violate freedom of speechThe government’s Prevent duty guidance to universities is unlawful and must be rewritten, judges have ruled after a successful judicial review argued that it violated freedom of speech.The court of appeal found that Prevent guidelines on inviting controversial speakers were not balanced and accurate enough to inform universities of their competing obligations to ensure free speech while stopping ...
Tags: UK, Education, UK News, Higher Education, Universities, Freedom Of Speech, Prevent strategy


Higher education: cannabis as a college course

For years, college students have unofficially majored in weed. Now universities are beginning to offer cannabis studies programs because, y'know, marijuana is where the money is these days. From the Associated Press: "We're providing a fast track to get into the industry," said Brandon Canfield, a chemistry professor at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. Two years ago, he proposed a new major in medicinal plant chemistry after attending a conference where cannabis industry represent...
Tags: Post, New York, News, Education, College, Marijuana, Cannabis, North Dakota, Agriculture, Universities, Michigan, Associated Press, John, Bong Bong, Bongbong, Marquette


Changin' Times

I'd like to thank everyone who commented on Thursday's question (if you could recommend one book, what would it be?). I was a bit surprised the post didn't get more comments (xx so far—I'll fill in the "xx" in a few minutes) and I admit I was hoping for a few more recommendations of more recent, digital-photography-related books. In part to educate myself. I chewed on that for a while this morning, and I guess the bottom line is that I have to accept that photo culture is changing. A long time a...
Tags: Books, Photography, Congress, Universities, Ed Ruscha, Jesus Christ, Charles Harbutt, Visual Culture, Michael Johnston, Carter, Thomas Jefferson, Don, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Garry Winogrand, Lin


How does Finland’s top-ranking education system work?

Finland has been a top contender on every Program for International Student Assessment survey.The country built a comprehensive education structure designed to offer citizens free education with no dead ends.The inspiration for Finland's approach was American education research and philosophers such as John Dewey.Finland's education system enjoys a lot of buzz lately. It is considered one of the best education systems in the world. It routinely outperforms the United States in reading, science, ...
Tags: Europe, Education, Washington Post, Society, Policy, Teaching, United States, Testing, Innovation, Finland, Universities, Social Change, Don, John Dewey, Dewey, Pasi Sahlberg


Record numbers from China and Hong Kong applying to study in UK

Chinese and Hongkonger university applicants now outnumber those from WalesRecord numbers of students from China and Hong Kong are applying for places at British universities, overtaking the number of applicants from Wales, according to official figures.Data from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) shows a spike in demand for undergraduate places from mainland China and a small rise in applications from the EU, despite fears over Brexit. Continue reading...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Students, Education, Wales, China, Eu, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Higher Education, Universities, Applying to university, International Students, Brexit Continue, Hongkonger


Women 'terrified' as students allowed to return after rape messages

Men allowed back on campus early after University of Warwick reduces suspensionWomen discussed as rape targets by a group of male students at the University of Warwick say they are terrified of seeing the men return to campus after the university reduced the length of their suspension.Last year five men were barred or suspended by the university over their membership of a long-running group chat that discussed rape and sexual assault of women, including individual students, as well as racism, an...
Tags: Students, Education, UK News, Higher Education, Universities, University of Warwick, Rape and sexual assault


WashU announces donation from Square co-founder to grow engineering school

Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) announced today that its engineering school received its largest single donation in history. The donation was offered by Square co-founder and WashU alumni Jim McKelvey, for whom the school will be renamed, from the School of Engineering & Applied Science to The James McKelvey School of Engineering. WashU did not disclose the donated amount and historically does not disclose financial information. McKelvey has deep ties to his alma mater. McKelvey’...
Tags: TC, Science, Education, Finance, Funding, Stem, Tech, Engineering, Square, Universities, Computer Science, St Louis, Philanthropy, Jim Mckelvey, Valley, McKelvey


Video games can turn university graduates into better employees | Matthew Barr

Video games improve communication, adaptibility and critical thinking – just the attributes that employers are looking forIn recent years, Boris Johnson has excelled at making ignorant pronouncements and illiterate blunders. From offensive remarks on burqas to reciting Kipling in Myanmar and his ludicrous statements on Brexit, Johnson has perfected the art of getting it wrong. It feels like he’s managed to offend just about everyone. For video game educators like myself, that moment arrived way ...
Tags: Games, Science, Students, Education, Higher Education, Games consoles, Myanmar, Universities, Boris Johnson, Lecturers, Johnson, Academics, Brexit Johnson, Matthew Barr


Cambridge gives role to academic accused of racist stereotyping

University professors among hundreds who objected to grant of research job to Noah CarlUniversity of Cambridge professors and academics from around the world have attacked the appointment of a social scientist whose work they say has stoked “racist, xenophobic, fascist and anti-immigration rhetoric”.A letter protesting about the appointment of Noah Carl to a prestigious research fellowship at St Edmund’s College claims that Carl’s work focuses on “academically discredited lines of inquiry” invol...
Tags: Science, Protest, Education, Race, UK News, Genetics, Higher Education, Cambridge, Universities, University of Cambridge, Social Sciences, Academics, Carl, Noah CarlUniversity, Noah Carl, St Edmund 's College


Equality watchdog launches inquiry into racial harassment at universities

EHRC move follows a string of high-profile racial incidents on UK campusesBritain’s equality watchdog has launched an inquiry into racial harassment at universities amid mounting evidence of students and staff from minority groups facing abuse.The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said on Tuesday it was aware of claims from some student groups that universities were “brushing incidents under the carpet unless they go viral on social media”. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Students, Education, Race, Higher Education, Universities, Ehrc, Equality and Human Rights Commission EHRC


Improving Odds Of Endorsement at a Presentation Pathology Grad School

The college entry essay should at no time be regarded a standard article about yourself. This resource characteristics guidance essay writing checklist pupils about how to prevent plagiarism in your. This is specially accurate with essay writing. Search for spelling errors inside your composition. When composing a term paper, you’re not fighting together with the great essayists of the planet. A rubric is just a kind of rating device which article writing record pupils uses an array of criteri...
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'Dark day for freedom': Soros-affiliated university quits Hungary

Central European University is first major university to be pushed out of an EU countryCentral European University has announced it will leave Budapest for Vienna next year after a protracted legal and rhetorical battle with the Hungarian government, in what is the first case of a major university being pushed out of an EU country.The university, which teaches in English and is regarded as one of the best in the region, has been in the crosshairs of the government of Hungary’s far-right prime mi...
Tags: Europe, Business, Education, Eu, European Union, World news, Austria, Vienna, Budapest, Hungary, Higher Education, Universities, The far right, George Soros, Viktor Orban, Soros


Universities must learn from UAE case | Letters

Steven Burkeman and Jane Ghosh say supervisors should be more careful not to let PhD candidates get into dangerous situationsThe case of Matthew Hedges should prompt all universities to reflect on the role of ethics committees, and PhD supervisors, in the process leading to approval of potentially dangerous overseas PhD research (UAE frees British academic but insists Hedges was a spy, 27 November). As a recent member of a University of York ethics committee which dealt with political research, ...
Tags: Politics, Education, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Higher Education, United Arab Emirates, Cambridge, Universities, Uae, Cairo, Hedges, Giulio Regeni, Jane Ghosh, Matthew Hedges


YC alum Make School gains rare accreditation for 2-year applied CS bachelor’s degree

Higher education is a mess. College students spend years learning arcana and quaint academic theories, only to be thrust into the harsh light of the workplace where they are ill-equipped to handle even the most mundane task. A crisis, a moral failure or perhaps simply an expensive mistake, college is clearly in need of a reboot. Colleges would perhaps love to innovate on their models, but are stymied by accreditation agencies charged with maintaining the standards and integrity of higher educati...
Tags: Education, San Francisco, Tech, Higher Education, Universities, Make School, Dominican University, California Hawaii, Desai, Accreditation, Rossmann, Western Association of Schools and Colleges WASC, Ashu Desai, Jeremy Rossmann, In Make School, San Francisco Make School


Matthew Hedges: pardoned British academic arrives back in UK

Durham student accused of spying by UAE lands at Heathrow after being granted ‘gracious clemency’A flight carrying British academic Matthew Hedges landed at London Heathrow airport on Tuesday morning, Reuters has reported, a day after he was pardoned in the United Arab Emirates from a life sentence for spying. The UAE released Hedges, 31, on Monday after showing a video of him purportedly confessing to being a member of Britain’s MI6 intelligence agency. Britain has denied he was a spy and welco...
Tags: UK, Education, UK News, World news, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Higher Education, Heathrow, United Arab Emirates, Universities, MI6, Uae, Durham, London Heathrow, Reuters, Durham University