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research and innovation

Science, research and innovation in the UK

The role of the UK’s Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation is placed under the spotlight by Open Access Government Recently appointed on 9th January 2018 as Minister of State at the Department for Transport and Minister for London, Jo Johnson was previously the Minister of State...
Higher Education and Research

Increasing the quality of higher education and research

Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, former Minister of Education and Research reveals his ambitions to increase the quality of higher education and research in Norway These are interesting times for education, research and innovation policy. Policy development is taking place against a backdrop of an increasingly volatile world, with climate change, an...
digitalisation

Adaptivity and Digitalisation Enables Learner Centred Learning

A couple of seasoned experts from TU Chemnitz explore digitalisation and individual learning progress, in this informative profile
Evolution of Higher Education

The evolution of higher education in Macao

Two academics provide an expert perspective on the compelling story of higher education in Macao, China The evolution of higher education systems is a subject relating to many different aspects of any society, from operational and financial matters to ones that define the understanding and expression of citizenship. Some specific...
research publications

All SNSF research publications to become freely available as of 2020

As of 2020, all research publications produced by SNSF-funded projects are to be freely available in digital format Based on the decision by the National Research Council, the Swiss National Science Foundation will expect all publications to be available free of charge as of 2020 as Open Access is quickly...
teacher recruitment

How can we reverse the teacher recruitment and retention crisis?

Emma Hollis, Executive Director of the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers sheds light on the issues around teacher recruitment and retention With issues around teacher recruitment and retention going way beyond discussions in staff rooms and school corridors and into the public eye, those of us at the heart...
university labels

Group mentality – is it time to move beyond broad brush university labels?

With many institutions still tied to the ‘former poly’ label, Jeremy Durrant at Instinctif Partners asks whether such groupings are still worthwhile A desire to classify, pigeon-hole, or aggregate in some way is not a new phenomenon in the higher education sector. From Redbricks to Russell Group, there are many...
research and education

Swedish research and education is at the forefront of change

The work of Swedish Minister for Research and Education, Helene Hellmark Knutsson, is profiled by Open Access Government in this compelling article
don't understand inflation

Data shows 62% of adults ‘don’t understand inflation’

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has released startling data showing a large percentage of adults don't understand inflation
dose-finding trials

Dose-finding trials: why not to use algorithmic designs

Prof Thomas Jaki from the Medical and Pharmaceutical Statistics Research Unit at Lancaster University sheds light on dose-finding trials
cybersecurity in schools

Why it’s time for the UK education sector to prioritise cybersecurity in schools

Oliver Wells, Education Manager at Sophos, explains that the education in the UK must turn its focus to cybersecurity in schools
canadian youth

Promoting the issues affecting Canadian Youth

Jonathan Miles from Open Access Government profiles the work the Minister of Canadian Heritage and what she does for Candian youth
student experience

Can UK Higher Education maintain the ‘student experience’ in the age of Brexit?

Robert Stoneman from GlobalData looks at how the UK can offer a unique and sought-after student experience during Brexit uncertainty
stereotypes in science

Challenging the stereotypes in science

Chief Executive of the British Science Association Katherine Mathieson provides a compelling insight into how we can challenge stereotypes in science Science needs to be taken out of its cultural ghetto. Currently, it’s seen as the realm of professionals and experts. But other parts of society – business, politics, art,...
research equipment

Research equipment and facilities at Dublin City University are open to the world

Dublin City University is creating an environment where research equipment and state-of-the-art facilities are available for open use
blockchain courses

Ivy League colleges offer blockchain courses in the US

Ivy League universities including Yale are offering blockchain courses allowing students to study cryptocurrency technology
promoting science

Promoting Science: Step-by-step is a step in the right direction

Gustavo Carvalho and Emanuel Matias from the Youth Science Association’s (AJC) discuss the importance of promoting science amongst young people in Portugal
educational systems

Is inequality in educational systems ‘homemade’?

Inequality in educational systems is a complex issue based on interacting mechanisms, write Professor Dr Katharina Maag Merki and colleagues.
GCSE exams

New GCSE exams ‘toughest in 30 years’

As thousands of students await the results of their GCSE exams some experts are claiming tests taken over the summer were the 'toughest since O Levels'

Supporting Alaska Native students through education

Dr. Herb Schroeder from the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Programme (ANSEP) outlines why it’s integral to develop the skills of Alaska Native students

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