The science that’s never been cited

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Nature 13/12/2017   It is not an easy task to tell how many scientific articles remain uncited by later research papers, but Nature’s article makes an attempt to find it out. The short answer to the question is that analysing around 39 million articles in the database of Web of Science published between 1990-2015 around 21% has been uncited so far. These articles appear in little-known journals, while those in well-known ones usually get cited. This is still not an entirely valid result. We have to think of references that do not get shown on the Web of Science because of data-entry errors and typos, and the citations in journals and books that are not indexed in the Web of Science. But it would take so much time to override…
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EU academics: we want you in the UK and you will not be asked to leave

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Higher education is one of UK’s most successful export sector and the government is determined to keep it that way even after Brexit. Immigration minister, Brandon Lewis, explains in his article that academics and students will continute to be able to come to the UK for research, teaching or studying purposes from all over the EU.     Source: Times Higher Education 01/12/2017
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Top Universities in China 2018

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The new QS ranking of BRICS countries came out today (see it here). The list features 300 institutions, 94 of which are in China. The other four countries, Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa share the remaining 206 spots. There are seven Chinese universities in the top ten. Check out the link to see the best Chinese universities.
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The role of education in the future of the European Union

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We in the EU have to ask the question if we underestimated the role of education and culture in society. Without direct influence on these fields, EU strives to help the free mobility and the possibilities to work for teachers and artists across Europe. The responsibles are continuously experimenting with new ideas to facilitate the decision and process of studying in other countries.         Source: Times Higher Education 17/11/2017
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How the US can stem decline in international students

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New enrolment of international students to US universities dropped by 2,1%. Higher education institutions are likely to lose US$125 million in revenue during the first year of studies. Other factors, like that many institutions are reliant on foreign students’ tuition fees or that the international students don’t necessarily see great career prospects in the country under the Trump presidency, might mean universities have to discover new tactics to be able to attract international students. Source: University World News 14/11/2017
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