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Transfer, vakblad over internationalisering in het hoger onderwijs, is hét tijdschrift voor iedereen die zich bezighoudt met internationalisering in het hoger onderwijs. Het verschijnt acht keer per jaar en bevat nieuws- en achtergrondartikelen, reportages, interviews, columns, opiniërende bijdragen en een aantal vaste rubrieken. Transfer biedt inzicht in ontwikkelingen en trends op de nationale en internationale onderwijsmarkt. Zo helpt het blad beslissers, beleidsmakers en uitvoerders van internationaliseringsbeleid hun werk nog beter te doen en draagt het bij aan de doelstelling van de Nuffic om internationalisering van het hoger onderwijs te bevorderen. Gratis abonnement Wilt u op de hoogte blijven van ontwikkelingen in de internationalisering van het hoger onderwijs? Onafhankelijke redactie Transfer wordt uitgegeven door de Nuffic. Online nieuws Meld u aan voor de digitale nieuwsbrief Nuffic News Download de Nuffic News-app voor iPhone via iTunes App Store Related:  inside job: banks & academiaresearchers/educators

LeedsEquity.com : Investors in the Knowledge Industries : Home Page Hoogleraren boeren niet best Nederlandse hoogleraren zijn niet bepaald spekkoper. Althans, hun salaris steekt schril af bij dat van hun Canadese of Italiaanse collega’s. Dat meldt Scienceguide op basis van onderzoek uit Boston en Moskou. Volgens Scienceguide laat het onderzoek zien dat de salarissen van hoogleraren in kennislanden onder druk staan. Om echt flink te verdienen kan een hoogleraar beter in Italië gaan werken, daar ligt het salaris gemiddeld op 7000 dollar, een dikke duizend dollar meer dan in Nederland. Geen zin om te emigreren? Harvard Corporation elects venture capitalist James W. Breyer Venture capitalist James W. Breyer, M.B.A. ’87, a partner at Accel Partners, has been elected a fellow of the Harvard Corporation, the University’s senior governing board. In the news announcement, President Drew Faust and senior fellow Robert D. Reischauer said: Jim Breyer is one of his generation’s most creative and admired venture capitalists. In the news release, Breyer said, “I’m honored by this opportunity to serve a university that blends tradition and innovation in such meaningful, powerful ways. According to Breyer’s Accel biography, he is both a partner of the firm (which he joined in 1987) and president of Accel Management Company. The appointment brings to the Corporation both a member of a younger generation and deep ties to the innovation center around Stanford and Silicon Valley, a deepening interest for Harvard—exemplified by the creation of the Innovation Lab and the expansion of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

promovendus.org Open access and MOOCs: follow the money February 27, 2013, by Warren Pearce Open access and MOOCs: follow the money This is a guest blog written by John Holmwood, member of the Leverhulme Making Science Public programme, and founding member of the Campaign for the Public University In the extensive debate that has followed RCUK and Hefce announcements that ‘Gold’ open access under an ‘author pays’ system is to be mandated (with a short transition period) for the publication of all publicly-funded research, there has been general agreement that open access is good in principle. The context in which open access is being introduced, however, belies the optimistic view that what is intended is wide public access. How is raising the paywall for undergraduate degrees related to removing the paywall elsewhere? Both are integral to a neo-liberal knowledge regime, designed to enhance competitiveness within the global economy while remaining indifferent to widening social inequalities. For-profit providers

Promovendi willen minder overhead bij universiteiten Universiteiten besteden minder geld aan onderzoek en onderwijs dan ze willen doen geloven, hebben promovendi berekend. Het aantal managers en communicatiepersoneel is de laatste jaren flink gestegen, aldus een landelijk netwerk van promovendiorganisaties dat wil Zijlstra ingrijpt. Waar universiteiten zelf uitkomen op een percentage van 25 procent van het budget dat gaat naar ondersteunende diensten (onderzoek Berenschot), daar komen de promovendi in hun berekening uit op ruim 31 procent. De berekening is gedaan door promovendus.org, een organisatie die zich verzet tegen de eventuele invoering van het bursalenstelsel voor promovendi. Terwijl universiteiten beloven om de overhead terug te dringen, en relatief meer geld te steken te richten op het primaire proces (onderzoek en onderwijs), gebeurt er volgens de promovendi in werkelijkheid iets anders. De VSNU is aan het uitzoeken hoe de promovendigroep tot de berekening is gekomen, en komt later met een reactie, laat een woordvoerder weten.

notPICNIC : violent crackdown on Occupy... Connecticut Measure Would Strip Many Faculty Members of Collective-Bargaining Rights - Faculty By Peter Schmidt A budget bill working its way through Connecticut's House of Representatives would have the effect of stripping many college faculty members of their rights to engage in collective bargaining, by reclassifying them as "managerial employees" if they are heads of academic departments or hold certain other decision-making roles. The reclassification language, tucked into a measure that would carry out Gov. Dannel P. Connecticut faces a projected $3.5-billion budget deficit, and Governor Malloy, also a Democrat, is demanding $1-billion in concessions from the state's public-employee unions to help fill the gap. The Connecticut measure would repeal certain laws distinguishing employees of the state higher-education system from other state workers. Vijay Nair, president of the Connecticut State University-AAUP, said in a letter to lawmakers that higher-education institutions "by their very nature" depend on collaborations between faculty and management.

On student debt, big data and academic alienation Mike Neary, in a recent article on Teaching Politically, quotes the Joint Declaration of the Knowledge Liberation Front that emerged from a meeting in Paris in 2011. The Declaration points out the struggle against the financialisation and corporatisation of the University and of academic labour, and then points towards exodus from the restructuring of higher education that is taking place globally. Since the state and private interests collaborate in the corporatisation process of the university, our struggles don’t have the aim of defending the status quo. Governments bail out banks and cut education. This weekend we have shared and discussed our different languages and common practices of conflict: demonstrations, occupations and metropolitan strikes. In an earlier posting on exodus and the process of struggle I argued for “way(s) of re-framing the relationships between academics and the public in an age of crisis.” ONE. TWO. THIRD. ONE. TWO. THIRD. FOUR. FIVE. SIX. Lohr writes:

Leraarschap kan anders 17 maart 2011 - Het vak van leraar is niet onveranderbaar of onverbeterlijk. Veel ontwikkelde landen kampen bovendien met dezelfde uitdagingen om het leraarschap op hoog niveau te houden. Daarom is het zo belangrijk dat landen meer van elkaar leren, aldus Obama's onderwijsminister Arne Duncan. Hij wil dat daar op voortgebouwd wordt, want “the quality of the teacher in the classroom is the single biggest in-school influence on student learning." In een artikel in zijn blog op Huffington Post aan de vooravond van een wereldwijde conferentie over succesvolle voorbeelden op dit terrein schrijft hij met OECD-topman Gurria en Fred van Leeuwen (general secretary van Education International) over ingesleten vooroordelen en interessante voorbeelden dat het anders kan. (zie hieronder of kijk op HuffPo) 'Much of the conventional wisdom today about the difficulty of elevating the teaching profession is mistaken or exaggerated. Arne Duncan is the U.S.

FBI Claims It Does Not Have Any Documents on Occupy Wall Street FBI headquarters in Washington, DC claims it can't find any internal documents the agency may have on the protest movement known as Occupy Wall Street, according to a letter the agency sent to Truthout in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Truthout filed a FOIA request with the FBI on October 31, seeking a wide-range of documents, including "emails, memos, audio/video, transcripts, reports, threat assessments," in which Occupy Wall Street was discussed internally by agency officers and/or senior officials and/or any correspondence the agency had about the protest movement with local law enforcement and/or with local government officials. Our request also sought documents related to any discussions that may have taken place "between FBI personnel, including FBI field agents" and the "CIA and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), related to the protest movement known as 'Occupy Wall Street.'"

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