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Universities driving Europe’s transformation

Amanda Crowfoot, Secretary General of the European University Association reveals how universities are driving Europe’s transformation.
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Is augmented and virtual reality technology essential for education?

Dave Kenworthy, Director of Digital Services at CoSector, questions whether or not the education sector should be adopting augmented and virtual reality technology to improve learning experiences for all.
language learning, Japan

Linguistic globalisation: A look at the Japanese Ministry of Education

Here, we find out about the importance of higher education and language learning in Japan, two areas that fall under the remit of Kōichi Hagiuda, Japan’s Minister Of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
english education reform, EBPM

English education reform-based on EBPM (Evidence-Based Policy Making)

Professor Hajime Nishitani, from the Office of Global Initiative at Hiroshima University in Japan, outlines English education reform-based on EBPM (Evidence-Based Policy Making), including comment on English and Japanese Students in general.
poor mental health

Using classrooms to defeat the rising levels of poor mental health in young people

Lloyd Coldrick, Managing Director of Cobus, discusses how classrooms are being designed to improve poor mental health and physical wellbeing in young people.
history of science, one million pages

One million pages on the history of science to be freely available

Not-for-profit technology provider for research and education, Jisc, and global publisher, Wiley, are poised to digitise a one-million-page collection on the history of science.
personal information

The Lancaster University data breach: Safeguarding students personal information

Organisations like universities that handle significant amounts of confidential and personal information are increasingly being targeted by cyber criminals. In this article SecureTeam looks at the damage data breaches are causing in UK universities.
stronger european research area, science europe

Building a stronger European Research Area

Maud Evrard, Head of Policy Affairs at Science Europe, shares her views here on building a stronger European Research Area: We find out that performing excellent, ground-breaking research in Europe is a priority.
priorities in science policy

Finland’s priorities in science policy

Hanna Kosonen, Minister of Science and Culture, Finland, details Finland’s priorities in science policy.
University research funding

Boosting University research funding in the UK

Megan Warrender, Writer, examines the work of Chris Skidmore MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, in particular, his endeavours to boost University research funding in the UK.
off campus learning, technology adoption

UK universities lead in tech adoption to empower off-campus learning

UK universities are leading the charge in technology adoption to extend the off-campus learning experience, according to new research by Citrix.
health research & innovation, medical innovation

UCL: A global partner for health research & innovation

Jane Kinghorn, along with Marta Ribeiro, Felipe Fouto, and Colby Benari from UCL, argues that the ability to listen and learn makes UCL a global partner of choice for health research & innovation.
power of universities

Climate Emergency, solutions and the power of universities

Prof Dr Raimund Bleischwitz from UCL The Bartlett School of Environment Energy & Resources (BSEER) tells us about a new socio-political movement, which uses nonviolent resistance to protest against a potential climate breakdown and ecological collapse, and the transformational power of universities.
emotional fitness

Emotional fitness for university students

Nick Bennett, CEO at Fika, puts forward the case for a positive and preventative approach to mental health for university students, drawing on learnings from physical fitness and positive psychology.
justice and consumer protection, The university of law

The European Court of Justice and consumer protection

Trevor Tayleur, Associate Professor and Head of Design and Assessment at The University of Law, explains the work of the European Court of Justice and their work around consumer protection.
The brexit survey, yellowhammer

The Brexit survey: How does the STEM industry feel?

As the UK faces the imminent 31 October Brexit deadline, at Open Access Government we are investigating how people in STEM feel about their field via the Brexit survey.
degree stress

Research reveals UK students are struggling with degree stress

The 2019 NatWest Student Living Index revealed that close to half of all UK students feel extremely stressed by their degree studies.
science subjects

Government welcomes more pupils studying science subjects

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said the increase in pupils taking science subjects at A level will equip this generation with the skills the country needs.
Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity, Academic Affairs

Women and minority faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

Here, Florida International University (FIU) discusses FUI ADVANCE, a research mission tackling institutional bias against women and minority faculty.
interests of students

Universities failing to deliver in the best interests of students to face financial fines

Universities that fail to deliver in the best interests of students could now face financial penalties of up to £500,000 as the final suite of powers for the sector regulator came into force today (1 August).

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