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Hicks, Diana; Holbrook, J. Britt – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2020
Should philosophy help address the problems of non-philosophers or should it be something isolated both from other disciplines and from the lay public? This question became more than academic for philosophers working in UK universities with the introduction of societal impact assessment in the national research evaluation exercise, the REF. Every…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Role, Intellectual Disciplines, College Faculty
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Langfeldt, Liv; Nedeva, Maria; Sörlin, Sverker; Thomas, Duncan A. – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2020
Notions of research quality are contextual in many respects: they vary between fields of research, between review contexts and between policy contexts. Yet, the role of these co-existing notions in research, and in research policy, is poorly understood. In this paper we offer a novel framework to study and understand research quality across three…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Quality, Policy, Novelty (Stimulus Dimension)
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Woodson, Thomas S.; Harsh, Matthew; Foley, Rider – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2018
Science, Technology & Society (STS) graduate programs primarily train graduate students to work in tenure track academic jobs. However, there are not enough tenure track academic jobs to match the supply of STS graduate students, nor does every STS graduate student want to become an academic. As a start to addressing these challenges, we…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Science Education, Science and Society, Technological Advancement
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Wright, Claire; Ville, Simon – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2017
Interdisciplinary research is frequently viewed as an important component of the research landscape through its innovative ability to integrate knowledge from different areas. However, support for interdisciplinary research is often strategic rhetoric, with policy-makers and universities frequently adopting practices that favour disciplinary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Research, Innovation
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Miettinen, Reijo; Tuunainen, Juha; Esko, Terhi – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2015
Because of the gross difficulties in measuring the societal impact of academic research, qualitative approaches have been developed in the last decade mostly based on forms of interaction between university and other societal stakeholders. In this paper, we suggest a framework for qualitative analysis based on the distinction between three…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Qualitative Research, Epistemology, Social Problems
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Wagner, Caroline S.; Bornmann, Lutz; Leydesdorff, Loet – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2015
China's remarkable gains in science over the past 25 years have been well documented but it is less well known that China and the United States have become each other's top collaborating country. Science and technology has been a primary vehicle for growing the bilateral relationship between China and the United States since the opening of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Sciences
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Thoenig, Jean-Claude; Paradeise, Catherine – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2014
Does organizational governance contribute to academic quality? Two top research universities are observed in-depth: Berkeley and the MIT. Three key factors are listed that help generate consistent and lasting high performance. Priority is allocated to self-evaluation and to the development of talent. Values and norms such as community membership,…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Governance, Educational Quality, College Administration
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Baldini, Nicola; Fini, Riccardo; Grimaldi, Rosa; Sobrero, Maurizio – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2014
As universities are increasingly called by their national governments for a more entrepreneurial management of public research results, they started to develop internal structures and policies to take a proactive role in the commercialisation of university research. For the first time, this paper presents a detailed chronicle of how country-level…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Organizational Change, Intellectual Property
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Villanueva-Felez, Africa; Molas-Gallart, Jordi; Escribá-Esteve, Alejandro – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2013
The analysis of social networks has remained a crucial and yet understudied aspect of the efforts to measure Triple Helix linkages. The Triple Helix model aims to explain, among other aspects of knowledge-based societies, "the current research system in its social context" (Etzkowitz and Leydesdorff 2000:109). This paper develops a novel…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Research, Interprofessional Relationship, Researchers
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Whitley, Richard – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2012
Despite major changes in the governance of universities overtly intended to transform them into authoritatively integrated collectivities, the extent of their organisational actorhood remains quite limited and varied between OECD countries. This is because of inherent limitations to the managerial direction and control of research and teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Sciences, Science Education
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Weiss, Charles – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2012
Despite the ubiquity and critical importance of science and technology in international affairs, their role receives insufficient attention in traditional international relations curricula. There is little literature on how the relations between science, technology, economics, politics, law and culture should be taught in an international context.…
Descriptors: Expertise, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts
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Elzinga, Aant – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2012
When the journal "Minerva" was founded in 1962, science and higher educational issues were high on the agenda, lending impetus to the interdisciplinary field of "Science Studies" "qua" "Science Policy Studies." As government expenditures for promoting various branches of science increased dramatically on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Periodicals, International Organizations, Measurement Techniques