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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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Scientists discover dust from Middle East cools the Red Sea

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Scientists discover dust from Middle East cools the Red Sea Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have discovered dust from the Middle East has a positive cooling effect over the land and the Red Sea KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (KAUST) VIDEO: RESEARCHERS AT THE KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KAUST) …

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Cleaners enter the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, Massachusetts, where a coronavirus outbreak has killed more than 40 veterans. Getty/Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe

8 ways veterans are particularly at risk from the coronavirus pandemic Cleaners enter the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, Massachusetts, where a coronavirus outbreak has killed more than 40 veterans. Getty/Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe Jamie Rowen, University of Massachusetts Amherst From the elderly who are facing deadly outbreaks in nursing homes to communities of color facing higher infection and death …

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UAE universities expect more local applicants amid COVID-19 uncertainty

Dr Cedwyn Fernandes of Middlesex University says staying close to family has become priority for students

(Dr Cedwyn Fernandes of Middlesex University says staying close to family has become priority for students Image Credit: Supplied Universities in the UAE expect more applicants from within the country amid a growing reluctance to study aboard because of the pandemic. Campuses closed in March to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak and lectures were forced to move online …

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Beyond Incubation: Universities as agents of startup development

(From left to right) Mustafa Mousa, Ahmad Dehwah and Edward Canepa, all KAUST students who founded startup Sadeem at the University. Image courtesy of KAUST

(From left to right) Mustafa Mousa, Ahmad Dehwah and Edward Canepa, all KAUST students who founded startup Sadeem at the University. Image courtesy of KAUST Shaimaa El Nazer • 04 June, 2020 In the 1990s, professors Henry Etzkowitz and Loet Leydesdorff, put forward the idea of the Triple Helix framework, which highlighted academia alongside corporates and government as key pillars …

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Asian universities continue their upward climb in global rankings

Still the rising star. Three Chinese universities are now in the top 200. Wu Hong/EPA

Gerard A. Postiglione, University of Hong Kong Asian universities continue to stun the academic world. In just one year, four more have joined the ranks of the world’s top 200 universities. Now, almost one eighth of the world’s top 200 universities, ranked in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15, are Asian. At this pace, a quarter of the …

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