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Future of the university: closing the opportunity gap

If I could change something in higher education, it will be closing the opportunity gap. This has societal impacts that are way beyond the individual: can improve the quality of life of the population and even the economic development of the country. Education has been long credited with social mobility; for example, data indicates that …

Future of the university: closing the opportunity gap

If I could change something in higher education, it will be closing the opportunity gap. This has societal impacts that are way beyond the individual: can improve the quality of life of the population and even the economic development of the country. Education has been long credited with social mobility; for example, data indicates that …

Technology And Innovation In Higher Education: The Use Of Social Media

The use of technology in education has to be one of the biggest cultural changes of the last century, impacting the way that we obtain information and how do we process it. Among the several benefits of using technologies in the classroom[1] Access to up-to-date information; Improving the teacher’s performance by using data analytics; The …

Open Access journal- Geosciences

According to the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)[1], an open-access journal is the one that “(…) uses a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access”, while giving the users the right to “read, download, print, search or link the full texts of these articles”, within the law. To do …

Ethics in academia- Under Pressure

The office of Research Integrity is a U.S. government agency focused on the health sector. One of its roles is to detect and investigate research misconduct, such as the reproducibility of scientific research, plagiarism, falsification or fabrication of data (making up data), and so on. Among all of those, I would imagine that the fabrication …

Mission and vision statements in academia: wishful thinking or true compass

I am going to be honest: from all the things that I read about my school, before and after being accepted, the last thing in my mind was the ‘mission and vision’ page. Every time that I ran into it I completely skipped it. The reason? All of them sound the same, plenty of big …