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30.07.2014  |  Ankündigung
Mise au concours du 8e Prix CSRS 2015
Créé ŕ l’occasion du cinquantenaire du Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire (CSRS) en 2001, le « Prix CSRS pour la recherche scientifique en partenariat » est décerné tous les deux ans par la Fondation pour le CSRS. A partir de 2011, il est attribué avec le soutien financier du Fonds Eremitage ŕ Bâle (Suisse).


30.07.2014  |  Job
Course Coordinator at CODEV (EPFL)
The Cooperation & Development Center (CODEV @ EPFL) which is attached to the Vice Presidency for Academic Affairs (VPAA) is looking to strengthen its team with the appointment of a Course Coordinator responsible for the development and management of 2 CODEV’s Certificates of Advanced Studies (Disaster Risk Reduction and Management of Development Projects) and supporting the development of a Minor in Technologies for Development.


07.07.2014  |  Anderes
Development journals dominated by Northern scholars
Elite journals in development studies are dominated by Northern scholars, with little developing world representation as either paper authors or on the publications' management boards, a study has found.


03.07.2014  |  Anderes
Project descriptions available on the r4d-website
Information listed includes the background, the aims and the relevance of each research project, but also the involved applicants and their partners.


03.07.2014  |  Ankündigung
Call for pre-proposals: thematic r4d module "Public Health"
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) have issued a joint call for pre-proposals for the thematic research module "Provision systems and financing mechanisms in the public health sector".


02.07.2014  |  Ankündigung
Switzerland promoting energy projects in developing and transition countries
Switzerland is consolidating its international commitment to sustainable development. In a fourth phase, SECO, the SDC and the SFOE are allocating a total of CHF 6.8 million to the REPIC Platform for the years 2014 – 2017.


02.07.2014  |  Anderes
Power imbalances ‘still harming North-South alliances’
Researchers from developing countries still exert far too little influence in North-South collaborations, which leads to projects pursuing Western goals and values, and undermines scientific capacity building in the global South, a study has found. Project agendas are routinely set by Northern agencies and institutions, leaving partners from low-income countries on the fringes during the planning, implementation and publication of research, according to the study presented at the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) conference last week (23-26 June), in Bonn, Germany.


01.07.2014  |  Job
Three New Professorships relating to Urban and African Studies
The University of Basel is introducing a new master studies programme in Urban and Landscape Studies and advertises three new positions, two of which relate explicitly to African Studies.


30.06.2014  |  Publikation
Seven principles for good practice in strengthening health research capacity
This good practice document of the ESSENCE on Health Research initiative is designed to provide broad guidance on how best to strengthen research capacity with the maximum possible benefit. The guidance has been broken down into a number of principles and accompanied by illustrative examples to show how they have been adopted in practice, as well as some of the most commonly encountered barriers to their effective implementation. Rather than being prescriptive, or staking any claim to being the gold standard of practice, the document has been developed as a tool for further discussion.


30.06.2014  |  Anderes
Making higher education work for Africa
A new spot Spotlight by SciDevNet: Higher education is taking a more prominent place in debates over Africa’s future. But efforts to boost advanced university degrees have been fraught with difficulties. How should graduate training change so it better aligns with development needs and employment opportunities? This Spotlight presents an in-depth analysis including opinions, features, facts and figures, and multimedia. It presents views by Goolam Mohamedbhai, former secretary-general of the Association of African Universities; Patrício V. Langa, from the Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique and Gerald Wangenge-Ouma from the University of Pretoria in South Africa; and Martin Bosompem, from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana.


26.06.2014  |  Ankündigung
The KFPE June-newsmail is published


19.06.2014  |  Anderes
New guide to policy engagement and influence
For many international development organisations, influencing policy is a critical means to achieve long term change. For over a decade, the Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) team at ODI has worked around the world to understand how to foster sustainable policy change. The result is ROMA – the RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach – a guide to understanding, engaging with and influencing policy.


17.06.2014  |  Anderes
Higher Education and and 'The World Beyond 2015'
A Special Report by University World News, produced in collaboration with the Association of Commonwealth Universities. They look at the role of higher education in responding to global problems and how universities might engage with post-2015 international development goals.


10.06.2014  |  Publikation
Fight poverty – by protecting the environment!
A Contribution of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) to the SDG Debate


04.06.2014  |  Anderes
The global landscape of female researchers
This interactive map by SCiDevNet shows how women are represented among countries’ researchers — and where the data gaps are.


03.06.2014  |  Publikation
Success stories of Africa’s science
SciDev.Net and UNESCO partner-up on profiling success stories of Africa’s science. This new publication profiles a range of success examples where Africa’s research has been harnessed for the benefit of its population: creating jobs, opportunities and better livelihoods.


27.05.2014  |  Ankündigung
SCOPES 2013-2016: second call
The SCOPES programme boosts scientific co-operation between research groups and institutions in Switzerland and in Eastern Europe. A second call is currently open for the following funding schemes: Conference Grants, Institutional Partnerships, Preparatory Grants and Valorisation Grants.


22.05.2014  |  Anderes
The importance of higher education for development
Higher education, without any doubt, immeasurably contributes to social, cultural and economic progress and must be included in the SDGs. The 2015-MDGs need to speak explicitly to the expansion and revitalization of higher education in the advancement of socio-economic development.


22.05.2014  |  Anderes
Science and technology can power Africa’s economies
This week, the World Bank's Vice President for Africa Makhtar Diop writes on his priorities for science and technology on the continent.


14.05.2014  |  Ankündigung
U-multirank - compare higher education institutions
U-Multirank is a new multi-dimensional, user-driven approach to international ranking of higher education institutions. The dimensions it includes are teaching and learning, research, knowledge transfer, international orientation and regional engagement. Based on empirical data U-Multirank compares institutions with similar institutional profiles and allows users to develop personalised rankings by selecting performance measures/indicators in terms of their own preferences. The first ranking – 2014 – covers more than 850 higher education institutions, 1,200 faculties and 5,000 study programmes from 70 countries around the world. It provides an institutional ranking of whole institutions as well as field-based rankings for electrical and mechanical engineering, business studies and physics. After 2014 the coverage of institutions and fields will be extended.


14.05.2014  |  Anderes
introductory e-course on climate change
The course is free-of-charge and covers 6 modules including climate science, policy, adaptation, mitigation, finance and planning. It provides 10-12 hours of interactive learning and uses a mix of different approaches including visuals, explanatory text, videos, and quiz questions. Learners receive a certificate once they have completed and successfully passed all 6 modules. It also comes with downloadable PPT based versions if you want to use it as an instructional tool. The course has been developed and peer-reviewed through the UN CC:Learn partnership, a One UN initiative involving 33 organizations.


12.05.2014  |  Publikation
Higher education challenges post-2015
Unequal access to university education is likely to persist in most countries globally despite concerted attempts to expand opportunities by 2030, according to a UNESCO Position Paper on Education Post-2015. It warns that the problem will not be limited to scarcity of places: there will also be a knowledge divide caused by lack of chances to acquire skills in technology.


14.10.2013  |  Ankündigung
Health systems research initiative call 1
Providing evidence to strengthen health systems and improve health outcomes. This call for proposals is the first of three annual Health Systems Research Initiative calls, jointly supported by the Department for International Development (DFID), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Wellcome Trust (WT).