Tag: <span>universities</span>

Tag: universities

Government challenging universities on a climate competition

The Norwegian government wants to further activate the universities on the issue of climate change. As it now is launching a climate competition with a focus on the universities’ climate impact. As well as what they do to decrease their environmental footprints. But also to increase the amount of research …

Universities as an empowering source of integrating refugees

Currently, 456 volunteer students initiatives at 137 universities are active in Germany in the Refugee Welcome program. The initiative was launched in 2015 and is financed annually by the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with more than four million euros. Last year alone nearly 30 000 refugees benefited from …

Lack of competition on the Scholarly Publishing market

The European Commission’s ambitious goal is that people should have open access to all scientific publications by 2020. And in the light of that universities now leaving agreements with the largest scholarly publishing company Elsevier (with profit margins around 37% larger than e.g. Apple Source: The Guardian) the European University …