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Johnes, Geraint – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2019
PIAAC data are used to evaluate the extent of overeducation in G7 countries. Incidence of overeducation is seen to vary systematically with a number of demographic characteristics. The impact of overeducation on remuneration is then estimated using quantile regression. This impact is observed to be minor, suggesting that while some individuals…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Attainment, Overachievement, Foreign Countries
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Watermeyer, Richard; Olssen, Mark – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2016
A performance-based funding system like the United Kingdom's "Research Excellence Framework" (REF) symbolizes the re-rationalization of higher education according to neoliberal ideology and New Public Management technologies. The REF is also significant for disclosing the kinds of behaviour that characterize universities' response to…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Funding Formulas, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics
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Luukkonen, Terttu; Thomas, Duncan A. – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2016
The paper introduces a concept of a "negotiated space" to describe university researchers' attempts to balance pragmatically, continually and dynamically over time, their own agency and autonomy in the selection of research topics and pursuit of scientific research to filter out the explicit steering and tacit signals of external…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Agenda Setting, Educational Researchers, Educational Research
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Derrick, Gemma E.; Samuel, Gabrielle N. – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2016
Realising the societal gains from publicly funded health and medical research requires a model for a reflexive evaluation precedent for the societal impact of research. This research explores UK Research Excellence Framework evaluators' values and opinions and assessing societal impact, prior to the assessment taking place. Specifically, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods, Peer Evaluation, Medical Research
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Lewis, Jamie; Bartlett, Andrew; Atkinson, Paul – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2016
Bioinformatics--the so-called shotgun marriage between biology and computer science--is an interdiscipline. Despite interdisciplinarity being seen as a virtue, for having the capacity to solve complex problems and foster innovation, it has the potential to place projects and people in anomalous categories. For example, valorised…
Descriptors: Biology, Computer Science, Information Science, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Cantwell, Brendan – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2011
This article draws upon concepts developed in recent empirical and theoretical work on high skilled and academic mobility and migration including accidental mobility, forced mobility and negotiated mobility. These concepts inform a situated, qualitative study of mobility among international postdoctoral researchers in life sciences and engineering…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Careers, Science Education, Qualitative Research
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Brosnan, Caragh – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2011
For decades, debates over medical curriculum reform have centred on the role of science in medical education, but the meaning of "science" in this domain is vague and the persistence of the debate has not been explained. Following Bourdieu, this paper examines struggles over legitimate knowledge and the forms of capital associated with…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Integrated Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Medical Students
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Tlili, Anwar; Dawson, Emily – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2010
In this paper we critically review recent developments in policies, practices and philosophies pertaining to the mediation between science and the public within the EU and the UK, focusing in particular on the current paradigm of Public Understanding of Science and Technology (PEST) which seeks to depart from the science information-transmission…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Democracy, Public Policy, Informal Education
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Kitagawa, Fumi – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2010
There are a number of different forms of inter-organisational collaborative arrangements between universities at international, national and sub-national levels. This paper focuses on a particular form of inter-university collaboration mechanisms, which represents one of the key recent policy developments in Scotland. Research pooling initiatives…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Institutional Cooperation, Cooperative Planning
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Johnston, Sean F. – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2009
The nuclear engineer emerged as a new form of recognised technical professional between 1940 and the early 1960s as nuclear fission, the chain reaction and their applications were explored. The institutionalization of nuclear engineering--channelled into new national laboratories and corporate design offices during the decade after the war, and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Science Education, Engineering
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Smith-Doerr, Laurel – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2008
Many graduate programmes in science now require courses in ethics. However, little is known about their reception or use. Using websites and interviews, this essay examines ethics requirements in the field of biosciences in three countries (the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Italy) between 2000 and 2005. Evidence suggests that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientists, Ethics, Ethical Instruction
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Lee, J. M. – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2006
Between 1940 and 1960, the British Government became increasingly concerned with the welfare of students coming to Britain from the dependent territories of the Commonwealth. The reasons were political, cultural, and economic. This essay traces the transition of official attitudes, from modest promotion to active policy. With the coming "end…
Descriptors: Student Welfare, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Educational History
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Calvert, Jane – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2004
Today, there is increasing concern about the health of "basic research", yet considerable disagreement about its definition. This paper examines the way in which the term is used in everyday practice. Drawing upon interviews with British and American scientists and policy-makers, we identify six different definitions currently in use.…
Descriptors: Definitions, Scientific Research, Foreign Countries, Scientists