Andrew Gunn The UK Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) has returned following revisions, but how has it changed? Are we any nearer to solving the wicked problem of measuring university teaching? And why did England, which already has mature quality assurance arrangements, need to introduce the TEF in the first place? New Framework This September will … Bringing Transparency to University Teaching: The English Experience
Anna-Lena Rüland, Nicolas Rüffin, Katharina Cramer, Prosper Ngabonziza, Manoj Saxena, Stefan Skupien Science diplomacy, broadly defined as all activities at the intersection of science policy and international relations, has become somewhat of a buzzword during the last 10 years. Initially coined and put on the international agenda by prominent US-American policymakers and institutions, it has … Science diplomacy and the North-South divide: Lessons learned from Southern participation in intergovernmental science organizations
It is our great pleasure to announce that the jury composed of Tatiana Fumasoli (UCL, UK), Emanuela Reale (IRCRES NRC, Italy) and Luis Sanz-Menendez (IPP CSIC, Spain) have reached their decision and decided to award the 2022 Excellent Paper from an Emerging Scholar Award of the ECPR (The European Consortium for Political Research) Knowledge Politics and … Excellent paper award 2022
Hein Brookhuis Over the past decades, the European Commission has increasingly aimed to include scientific collaboration explicitly in its political project. With the introduction of the European Research Area in 2000, the Commission hoped to create a “borderless market for research, innovation and technology.” The origins and dynamics of this European science policy have been … How do small countries establish Big Science in the age of the European Research Area? The case of the Belgian MYRRHA project
Hannah Moscovitz and Emma Sabzalieva How are shifting geopolitics affecting higher education institutions and systems? What are the power dynamics at play when geopolitics comes into conflict with higher education policy and practice? What is different about today’s higher education and global geopolitical trends from their interactions in the past? These questions are at the … The New Geopolitics of Higher Education
Justinas Lingevicius The emerging AI policy of the European Union (EU), new financial instruments and institutional entities dedicated to boosting emerging technologies including AI, suggest that the EU approaches technological developments strategically and aims to play a role in their international development and regulation. However, the EU position on military AI – the wide-ranging issue … What does military Artificial Intelligence tell us about the European Union’s actorness?
Inga Ulnicane New technologies are usually developed with the best intentions in mind. However, as history shows this does not prevent from afterwards using them in problematic ways. For example, internet was initially associated with hopes that it will foster openness and democracy around the world but later become used as a tool of surveillance … <strong>Interdisciplinary collaborations for responsible research and innovation</strong>
By Ingvild Reymert Two newly published papers investigate variation in professorial recruitment both across countries and disciplines but also within these processes which must be understood as sequential decision-making processes. Academic recruitment are crucial decision-making processes for universities where those hired are responsible for carrying out the universities two key missions: teaching and research. Academic … <strong>Professorial recruitment – sequential decision-making processes differing across countries and disciplines</strong>
Sara Diogo, Bruno Vilhena and Teresa Carvalho Scientific work has been gaining increased attention and importance in the public policy arena, conveyed by the fact that scientific knowledge is essential to promote economic and social development (Carvalho 2021). Much of this attention stems from the changes that the academic careers and more specifically working conditions … The Uberisation of Scientific Work
Inga Ulnicane What is the purpose for developing and using Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Is it to boost economic growth and competitiveness? Or should it contribute to tackling Grand societal challenges and achieving Sustainable Development Goals in areas such as health, environment and energy? Can AI contribute to the both? I examine these questions in my … Artificial Intelligence for economic competitiveness and Grand Challenges?