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Details: The Fifth Wave: The Evolution of American Higher Education, by Michael Crow and William Dabars. Stephen Joel Trachtenberg has doubts about the wider applicability of the ideas of an innovative university president. By Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. 21 September.

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The worst piece of peer review I’ve ever received Times

Details: If reviews (along with author responses) were routinely published alongside papers, we could determine whether this was an extreme, isolated incident, or …

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Review: Peak, by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool THE Books

Details: Those of us always picked last for sport – a prerequisite for academics, surely – must applaud him for this as we drag ourselves, finally, over the finish line. Philip Roscoe is reader in management, University of St Andrews. Peak: Secrets from The New Science of Expertise. By Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool. Bodley Head, 336pp, £18.99.

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Books Times Higher Education (THE)

Details: Book reviews . Political Football, by Wyn Grant . Stephen Mumford enjoys a brilliant analysis of what has gone wrong with the world’s most popular sport, which is less convincing on solutions. By Stephen Mumford. 1 July. The Wealth of Refugees, by Alexander Betts

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World University Rankings 2020 Times Higher Education (THE)

Details: The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 includes almost 1,400 universities across 92 countries, standing as the largest and most diverse university rankings ever to date. The table is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

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Is student course evaluation actually useful

Details: Reviews may be used to attract new patients or clients, but no one thinks that patients or clients are best positioned to determine the value of highly trained professionals. The same logic should hold true in higher education. Until it does, our hiring and promotion decisions will continue to be influenced by deeply entrenched biases.

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The world’s top 30 universities for teaching Times

Details: The Times Higher Education World University Rankings use 13 separate performance indicators to judge world class universities against all their core missions, including research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. But uniquely among global rankings, the THE rankings also examine a university’s teaching environment.. The rankings employ five separate indicators to cover teaching

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The top 20 academic books that changed the world Times

Details: The top 20 academic books that changed the world are: A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft. Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. On the Origins of Species by Charles Darwin. Orientalism by Edward Said. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson.

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The best academic acknowledgements ever Times Higher

Details: A fantastic acknowledgements page had the academic twittersphere talking. Penned in the preliminary pages of an arcane book on dispensational modernism, Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed wondered aloud if it might be the best book acknowledgement ever.. In case you missed it, here it is:

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Best historically black colleges and universities in the

Details: The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art is dedicated to art by and about women of the African diaspora. Students at the institution come from 43 US states and 10 countries. 3. Xavier University of Louisiana. Xavier University of Louisiana is the only historically black Catholic institution of higher education in the US.

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Writing book reviews during your PhD: is honesty the best

Details: The book review is an important self-regulating mechanism in academia, so in that sense self-censorship among junior academics is actually pretty worrying. One wonders to what extent this is linked to increasing pressure, given the current job market, to “network”. Although outspoken reviews have to some degree probably always been the

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Endless higher education reviews have left UK universities

Details: Science minister Amanda Solloway announces review of UK’s main research assessment exercise. By Chris Havergal. 20 October. Bavarian reforms spell shift towards US system in Germany. Championed by one of the frontrunners to replace Angela Merkel, a new law could bring tuition fees, a focus on industry and greater institutional inequality.

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Literature reviews ‘poach attention’ from original

Details: Source: iStock. Having your journal paper listed in a review article might be a welcome acknowledgement that scholars are reading your work, but it is likely to wreck your chances of being cited, says a study of how literature round-ups “poach attention” from original work. Drawing on analysis of almost 6 million articles published in the

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In defence of writing book reviews Times Higher

Details: Reviews were also the origins of new ideas and new thinking. In some instances these reviews may well have spilled over into one-upmanship, point scoring or even pointless squabbling. But, nevertheless, the book review was seen to be a space in which new knowledge could emerge from these dialectic exchanges and from the cut and thrust of debate.

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Review: Hate Spin, by Cherian George THE Books

Details: Journalist and scholar Cherian George, who joined Hong Kong Baptist University as associate professor in the department of journalism in 2014, was formerly head of the journalism programme at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, where in 2010 he won its highest teaching award.. He was born and raised in Singapore. “My country has been good to me: the …

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Peer review: how to be a good referee Times Higher

Details: Peer review: how to be a good referee. Peer review is lauded in principle as the guarantor of quality in academic publishing and grant distribution. But its practice is often loathed by those on the receiving end. Here, seven academics offer their tips on good refereeing, and reflect on how it may change in the years to come.

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‘Rude’ peer reviews inflict most damage on women and

Details: Source: iStock. Unprofessional and cruel peer review comments have a much greater adverse impact on scientists from traditionally under-represented groups than white men, according to a study. A survey of 1,106 scientists from 46 countries and 14 disciplines found that 58 per cent reported receiving at least one “unprofessional” review, and

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Istanbul Medipol University World University Rankings THE

Details: Established as recently as 2009, Istanbul Medipol University is a non-profit private university which calls itself "the university of those who lead a living world". It has expanded significantly within the last decade. It declares a vision "to be a pioneering university that leads science and society with its strong corporate culture, entrepreneurial spirit and dynamism to continual

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Review: Robot-Proof, by Joseph E. Aoun THE Books

Details: At a time when robot-written reviews fool academics, publishing circles discuss how (not only whether) robots will peer-review articles, and artificial intelligence dominates popular news (often for the wrong reasons), Joseph Aoun’s new book provides a wake-up call to all of us in higher education.

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Review: Why Dylan Matters, by Richard F. Thomas THE Books

Details: The academics, they ought to know.”. Richard Thomas proves that some of us actually do. Tom Palaima is professor of Classics, University of Texas at Austin. Why Dylan Matters. By Richard F. Thomas. William Collins, 368pp, £12.99. ISBN 9780008245498. Publication 16 November 2017. The …

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How to be a journal editor: you’ll need the skills of a

Details: Many researchers never respond to requests to review. Others agree to provide reviews but then ‘forget’, or simply never get around to preparing their comments. About 15 years ago, a well-respected senior colleague approached me during a conference to extend an invitation to become an editor of the Journal of Membrane Science. This is the

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Predatory conferences ‘now outnumber official scholarly

Details: Mr McCrostie said that the need for action was urgent if scholarly standards were to be maintained. “In terms of sheer numbers, predatory conferences by for-profit companies now outnumber legitimate events put on by scholarly societies,” he warned. “Predatory conference organisers have seen the demand and are doing their best to meet it.”.

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University of Côte d’Azur World University Rankings THE

Details: The Côte d’Azur University (Université Côte d’Azur in French) is an Association of Universities and Higher Education Institution (ComUE) in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France. It was created in 2013 as part of France’s Law on Higher Education and Research, which instructed the formation of ComUEs. Côte d’Azur University includes 13 member institutions with a range of functions

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University College Of Estate Management World University

Details: The University College of Estate Management (UCEM), based in Reading, Berkshire, UK, is a provider of supported online education for the Built Environment. It offers distance learning courses for people in the real estate development and construction industries throughout the world. The college was founded in 1919 in London by the Chartered Auctioneers' and Estate Agent's Institute which later

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World University Rankings 2021 by subject: computer

Details: The computer science subject table uses the same trusted and rigorous performance indicators as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021, but the methodology has been recalibrated to suit the discipline. This year’s table includes 827 universities, up from 749 last year. View the World University Rankings 2021 by subject: computer science methodology The

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Robot-written reviews fool academics THE News

Details: Robot-written reviews fool academics. Peer reviews created by self-generated text machines are the latest threat to scientific integrity. The machine age: although computer-generated reviews ‘cannot possibly deceive any rigorous editorial procedure’, they could ‘find a role in questionable scenarios and magnify the scale of scholarly

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Review: What Love Is and What It Could Be, by Carrie

Details: What Love Is and What It Could Be By Carrie Jenkins Basic Books, 224pp, £26.26 ISBN 9780465098859 Published 24 January 2017

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Latin America University Rankings 2021: methodology

Details: To measure productivity we count the volume of scholarly output including articles, reviews, conference proceedings, books and book chapters indexed by Elsevier’s Scopus database per scholar, scaled for institutional size and normalised for subject. This gives a sense of the university’s ability to get papers published in quality peer

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UKRI to review ‘one principal investigator per grant’ rule

Details: Her hint at how a new emphasis on team science would “genuinely feed into how we allocate funding” follows the announcement by the UK’s funding bodies that an international advisory body to review research assessment, including the research excellence framework, will be led by New Zealand’s former chief scientist Sir Peter Gluckman.. On this theme, Dame Ottoline said the current …

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University of Padua World University Rankings THE

Details: Established in 1222, the University of Padua (Padova in Italian) is the second oldest university in Italy, after Bologna, and one of the earliest universities in the world. It was originally founded as a school of law by a group of scholars and students who had come from Bologna in pursuit of greater academic freedom. Today, Padua continues to be one of the most prominent universities in Italy

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Tempted to pay for your essays

Details: Tips for writing a convincing thesis Top 10 university hacks from some of the UK’s most successful students and graduates How to make a good impression on your university tutor Using an academic learning diary ‘At over £9K a year, is a degree worth it?’. 4. On the record. Even in the short term, before plagiarism software improves, the essay mill itself is a big liability for you.

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THE World University Rankings 2021 by subject: date

Details: The next edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings subject tables will be published on 28 October.. The subject-specific tables follow the publication of the overall THE World University Rankings 2021, which was revealed on 2 September and saw the UK’s University of Oxford claim the number one spot for the fifth year in a row.

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Dodging the ethics of educating in repressive regimes is

Details: But while ethical reviews should shun ethnocentrism and not use one’s own culture or ethnicity as a frame of reference to judge other cultures, there cannot just be a blind acceptance of all difference. An overriding consideration must be whether engagement conforms to the university’s own core values and mission.

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The Enigma of Reason, by Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber

Details: The Enigma of Reason: A New Theory of Human Understanding. By Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber. Allen Lane, 416pp, £25.00. ISBN 9781846145575. Published 5 April 2017. The author. Dan Sperber is a researcher at the Central European University, Budapest, and the École Normale Supérieure, Paris.

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Review: Homo Deus, by Yuval Noah Harari THE Books

Details: Future-casting is a notoriously tricky business. I’m still waiting for the flying cars, robots and jet packs that Tomorrow’s World promised me as a child in the 1980s. Of course, just because something is difficult doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t have a go.

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Arden University World University Rankings THE

Details: Arden University has served over 50,000 students from all over the world in their journey to further both their professional and personal lives. As online courses and Distance Learning become more popular and education sees rapid advances in technology, Arden continues to deliver flexible, rewarding education to as many students as possible.

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Review: Living a Feminist Life, by Sara Ahmed THE Books

Details: By Sara Ahmed. Duke University Press, 312pp, £82.00 and £22.99. ISBN 9780822363040 and 3194. Published 3 February 2017. The author. Sara Ahmed, until recently professor of race and cultural studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, says that opting to leave her post in 2016 “was also a decision to leave the university system.

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University of Texas at Dallas World University Rankings

Details: UT Dallas is ranked as a best value university by Kiplinger's and The Princeton Review, and Times Higher Education ranks UT Dallas as #1 in the nation and #21 in the world among the top 200 universities under 50 years of age. UT Dallas consistently attracts top scholars. The average entering freshman SAT for fall 2017 was 1323 and a nearly 36%

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Mae Fah Luang University World University Rankings THE

Details: Mae Fah Luang University was established in 1998 and known as the "University in the Park" for its spectacular 800 hectare wooded hillside campus in the northern district of Chiang Rai. It was named after the "Princess Mother" Srinigarindha, whose son Bhumibol was King of Thailand from 1946 to 2016. It was started with just 64 students but by 2014 it had 12,700, including nearly 1,000

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Review: Private Government, by Elizabeth Anderson THE Books

Details: Philip Roscoe is a reader in management at the University of St Andrews. Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don’t Talk about It) By Elizabeth Anderson. Princeton University Press, 224pp, £22.95. ISBN 9780691176512 and 9781400887781 (e-book) Published 7 June 2017. The author.

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Spending review consultation delay ‘may deny sector fair

Details: Delay to consultation on potential major policy change by the Westminster government suggests that there is no agreement yet between departments on what they want from any change, and that universities may be denied a “fair hearing”, sector figures said.

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Canada makes permanent residency easier for overseas

Details: The Canadian government has announced changes to its immigration system that it estimates will increase the numbers of international students invited to apply for permanent residency by a third. The amendments, which will come into effect on 19 November, will alter the scoring system used to select candidates for permanent residency, with fewer

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Liberal arts in the UK: how are students finding the model

Details: Liberal arts in the UK: how are students finding the model? With Regent’s University London the latest to offer the US-style of undergraduate education, Natasha Turner looks at how courses are being received elsewhere. Source: Alamy. Regent’s University London has become the latest UK institution to introduce its own US-style liberal arts

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Ex-ministers warn Treasury will not make up funding if

Details: The Augar review’s call for the Treasury to replace in full the university income lost through cutting tuition fees in England to £7,500 is “implausible”, meaning that there is a risk that the fee cut could happen independently and universities must …

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SlutWalk: Feminism, Activism and Media, by Kaitlynn Mendes

Details: The author. Kaitlynn Mendes, author of Slutwalk: Feminism, Activism and Media, is lecturer in media and communication at the University of Leicester.She was born in Calgary, Canada and spent time in Texas and Indonesia as a child. For the past six years she has lived in Leicester with her partner Ben, their boys Brayden (3) and Adam (2), “and a very energetic and loving lab named Layla”.

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