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An unusual contribution from higher education to building the future?

Wonderland: A timeline of the 1984/5 Miners' Strike Source: posted in HT Blog, 2014.

One of my strongest memories growing up in Cullercoats was sitting in the dining room, with its hideous red flock wallpaper, in the flickering light of three altar candles. As a child of the late 1970s, I’ve since concluded that that’s my only real memory of the Winter of Discontent. Read More…


In need of research on research: Encourage replication studies


Scientists as well as publishers, media, sponsors and assessors of scientific research are obsessed with new research results aimed to further improve our society and economy. Contemporary research is largely about originality. What is not new hardly counts. This obsession goes so far that it is at the expense of the reliability and credibility of research, also fundamental science demands.

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Implications of Trump’s presidential victory for U.S. higher education

Author: Jay Dee

trump-2016Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in the U.S. presidential election has produced a great deal of uncertainty in the U.S. higher education community.  This uncertainty relates to Mr. Trump’s highly unconventional campaign in which he espoused views Read More…

CHEPS blog series announcement: Our Reflections on the Strategic Agenda for Dutch Higher Education and Research 2015- 2025

Presentation1In the summer of 2015 the Strategic Agenda for Dutch Higher Education and Research 2015- 2025 was published, and focused on the direction Dutch higher education should take in the coming decade. It was conceived by the Minister of Education, Culture and Science in collaboration with the Minister and the Secretary of Economic Affairs. The Strategic Agenda is based around four themes: quality of education, talent development and diversity, accessibility and the connection with society. Read More…

Bridging gaps in higher education studies: internal structure and demand conditions mediating university third mission performance

Author: Mabel Sánchez-Barrioluengo, Ingenio (CSIC-UPV)

bridging the gapMore than 30 years after the recommendation of the OECD Centre for Education Research and Innovation regarding how universities could best increase their socioeconomic contributions (Centre for Educational Research and Innovation 1982), there is still no consensus between researchers and policy-makers in regards to what the best practices to achieve this goal are. Read More…