Education

The West Bank’s fate is unknown as Netanyahu stalls on annexation

Palestinian demonstrators hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest of Israel’s plan to annex parts of the West Bank in village of Kufr Qaddumm on July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Palestinian demonstrators hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest of Israel’s plan to annex parts of the West Bank in village of Kufr Qaddumm on July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed) Philip Leech-Ngo, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa It’s mid-July, two weeks after what many in the international media believed was Israel’s start date for the annexation of large parts …

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Why it’s important to know how fluids move

Knowing how fluids move can help us understand virus transmission better. Stock image/Getty Images

Knowing how fluids move can help us understand virus transmission better. Stock image/Getty Images Justin Pringle, University of KwaZulu-Natal COVID-19 has sharply brought into focus the impact of respiratory infectious diseases on humanity. It has also shown that the greatest defence against health crises is government policy that is strongly rooted in science. In an attempt to contain the spread …

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My new life as a coronavirus tester – a scientist’s story

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RossHelen/Shutterstock Tobias Wauer, University of Cambridge It was March 2020, and my plans to start a new cancer research project in Boston were called off for the same reason everything else was grinding to a halt: coronavirus. Facing indeterminate months confined to my sofa, I signed up to a call for scientist volunteers circulated by the University of Cambridge. The …

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Education, the great forgotten of this pandemic

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La educación, la gran olvidada de esta pandemia Shutterstock / GaudiLab Jesús Rey Rocha, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (CCHS – CSIC) y Emilio Muñoz Ruiz, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (CCHS – CSIC) Son pocas las familias que no han sufrido los problemas experimentados por alumnos/as y profesores/as para sacar adelante el curso, afectados por la pandemia …

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Academic freedom is sacrosanct. But so is ethical responsibility

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shutterstock. Jimi Adesina, University of South Africa In 1990 CODESRIA, Africa’s premier social science council, organised a conference in Kampala, Uganda, on academic freedom. The conference was against the backdrop of mounting harassment of academics on the continent. They were subjected to travel restrictions in some countries, arrest, detention, and sometimes even assassination. The idea of defence of specific rights …

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How philosophy can help children cope with uncertain times

5D Media/Shutterstock Laura D’Olimpio, University of Birmingham The current pandemic has interrupted life as we know it. People – individuals and nations – have reacted differently to the shock. We have all had to try to make sense of the situation as restrictions were brought in to govern and modify our daily routines – restrictions which often required us to …

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Four things new students need to know before tackling a university assessment

So you’re going to university. You’re not alone – last year there were 1.7m undergraduates studying in UK higher education institutions and almost 30% of these students will go on to get a first-class degree. The employment market is saturated with graduates with good degrees and qualifications, so it’s important to achieve your full potential to help you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. …

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Abu Dhabi University maintains position among top 750 universities globally

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ABU DHABI, 10th June 2020 (WAM) — Abu Dhabi University, ADU, has been ranked among the top 750 universities in the world for the third year in a row, according to the 2021 QS World University Rankings. ADU recorded an increase of 15 percent in Academic Reputation, the world rankings indicator with the highest weightage. Reinforcing this performance, the university …

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