Brexit: An opportunity to forge a stronger European Research Area

According to a new report from Wellcome, the European Research Area should be vitalized and broadened as part of the Brexit process. The recommendations by the Future Partnership Project propose that the UK should pay for and access European research funding and regulate scientific research between the UK and EU. It emphasizes full researcher mobility between the UK and the European Economic Area (EEA) to enable the scientific workforce and their families to move smoothly between countries.

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SpringerNature’s Frankfurt listing values 7 billion euro

To minimize the risks from volatile stock markets, SpringerNature, the publisher of science magazine Nature, has proposed a Frankfurt listing valued at 7 billion euros ($8.6 billion) including debt. The company, which also prints Scientific American, plans to launch its IPO in May. Bookrunners Goldman Sachs and BNP Paribas, and global coordinators JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley, have been appointed to help with the listing.

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Tips for Formatting Works Cited Page in MLA Style

MLA-style formatted research or academic papers should have a ‘Works Cited’ page. This works cited page in MLA style should begin as a separate page at the last part of the paper.

Follow these basic tips to learn the proper and correct formatting of the Works Cited page in MLA style.

 

Islamic universities have role in combating the rise of extremism

Uzbekistan opened a new university named Islamic Academy of Uzbekistan in January. The university is meant for Islamic studies which will focus on scholarly knowledge about Islam and would create an atmosphere of religious tolerance in Uzbek society and beyond in Central Asia. It will also provide the highest and secondary special religious education institutions of the country with highly qualified scientific and pedagogical staff.

Reference Link: http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2018022307312293

India to learn lessons from Asia’s world class universities

Little has changed in terms of the university framework in India, but now Indian government has planned to select 20 universities and has announced to put necessary effort to develop the universities and aims to be in the list of   ‘world-class universities’. It’s time for India to learn strategies from its neighboring countries to emerge as a role model.According to the Times Higher Education regional rankings, Asia has made its mark amongst the world’s top universities. The goal has not been easy, but these universities flourished by having shrewd leaders, prudent planning and government backing. For achieving the target, India will have to adopt such strategies.

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Elsevier Collaborates with Hypothesis to Integrate Open Annotation

Elsevier and Hypothesis are coordinating with each other to adjust annotation capacities in Elsevier’s Research Products. This is extremely relevant with the increasing role of customers and administrations in open guidelines and technologies. The management of both Elsevier and Hypothesis expressed their happiness about the collaboration and its importance for learning platforms.

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The components of Portable Peer Review

Portable peer review services work in tandem with journal editors, allowing the latter to notify authors that the peer review offered by the former is welcome by certain journals. Some journals have initiated the practice of accepting manuscripts that were rejected by higher impact journals if they come along with an original review, a revised manuscript and the author’s rebuttal with respect to their submission package.

Portable peer review services intend to improve the quality of reviews and simultaneously reduce redundancy.

A portable peer review involves the following stages:

 

MLA Style Formatting

In every field of research, there is a need to borrow facts or figures from other scholarly studies. Based on the requirement, the conventions used in various papers may vary. The MLA style follows a set of guidelines set by the Modern Language Association. This style is widely used in the field of humanities, especially in English, philosophy, foreign languages, and religious studies. High school and college writing assignments mostly follow this standardized writing style. Generally, MLA style of formatting is considered to be simpler and more concise compared to other styles.

Student mobility is shrinking

According to the survey conducted by the British Council, the students leaving their home country for higher education to abroad has decreased in number. The reason behind this change is that there has been increase in the number of local investors for higher education, in many countries. Earlier, students’ preferred to go abroad for higher studies due to lack of quality education at home. A recent study shows that globally the number of outbound students is anticipated to rise by 1.7 % annually, from 2015 to 2027, a sharp slowdown of the 5.7% annual growth between 2000 to 2015.

Reference link: http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180209120222866

Peking University purchases linguistics and literature eBook package from De Gruyter Mouton

Peking University ventures to strengthen its growing linguistics program and expand its collection by acquiring the prestigious De Gruyter Mouton collection. The package includes 2,400 ebook titles (up to and including 2017). Professor Qian Jun, the Vice Director of Peking University’s School of Foreign Languages said “Access to De Gruyter Mouton content not only improves the quality of our resources, but allows our students and researchers to take part in the international academic discussion on linguistics.”