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Pfister, Thomas – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2015
This paper is interested in the interdisciplinary characteristics of European integration studies. It explores how the institutional and intellectual, internal and external boundaries of this interdisciplinary field are shaped. For this purpose, it discusses two interlocking dynamics that are most important: on the one hand, the European Union…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries, Integration Studies, Research Methodology
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Sui, Suli; Sleeboom-Faulkner, Margaret – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2015
This paper provides an empirical account of commercial genetic testing in China. Commercial predictive genetic testing has emerged and is developing rapidly in China, but there is no strict and effective governance. This raises a number of serious social and ethical issues as a consequence of the enormous potential market for such tests. The paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Genetics, Testing, Ethics
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Foladori, Guillermo; Arteaga Figueroa, Edgar; Záyago Lau, Edgar; Appelbaum, Richard; Robles-Belmont, Eduardo; Villa, Liliana; Parker, Rachel; Leos, Vanessa – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2015
This analysis of Mexico's nanotechnology policies utilizes indicators developed by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, which in 2008 conducted a pilot survey comparing the nanotechnology policies of 24 countries. In this paper, we apply the same questionnaire to the Mexican case, adding business information derived from the…
Descriptors: Molecular Structure, Technology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries
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Waaijer, Cathelijn J. F. – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2015
In modern academic career systems there are a large number of entry positions, much smaller numbers of intermediate positions, and still fewer full professorships. We examine how this system has developed in Germany, the country where the modern academic system was introduced, tracing the historical development of academic positions since the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Academic Rank (Professional), Career Development
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Choi, Hyungsub; Shields, Brit – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2015
The Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM), University of Pennsylvania, was built in 1965 as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency's (ARPA) Interdisciplinary Laboratories (IDL) program intended to foster interdisciplinary research and training in materials science. The process that led to the construction of the…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Practices, Science Education, Laboratory Equipment
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Woelert, Peter – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2015
This paper offers a conceptually novel contribution to the understanding of the distinctive governance challenges arising from the increasing reliance on formalized knowledge in the governance of research activities. It uses the current Australian research governance system as an example--a system which exhibits a comparatively strong degree of…
Descriptors: Governance, Research Projects, Research Administration, Interviews
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Amanatidou, Effie; Cunningham, Paul; Gök, Abdullah; Garefi, Ioanna – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2014
Grand challenges stress the importance of multi-disciplinary research, a multi-actor approach in examining the current state of affairs and exploring possible solutions, multi-level governance and policy coordination across geographical boundaries and policy areas, and a policy environment for enabling change both in science and technology and in…
Descriptors: Evaluation Research, Policy Analysis, Institutional Mission, Educational Policy
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Kleinman, Daniel Lee; Osley-Thomas, Robert – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2014
In this paper, drawing on magazines read by US academic leaders, we explore the spread of commercial language into the world of higher education. We ask whether commercial codes are taken for granted, considered routine, and common sense in academic settings. We develop a multidimensional approach, considering two practices, strategic planning and…
Descriptors: Commercialization, Universities, Strategic Planning, Intellectual Property
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Bloch, Carter; Graversen, Ebbe Krogh; Pedersen, Heidi Skovgaard – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2014
The role of competitive funds as a source of funding for academic research has increased in many countries. For the individual researcher, the receipt of a grant can influence both scientific production and career paths. This paper focuses on the importance of the receipt of a research grant for researchers' academic career paths utilizing a…
Descriptors: Grants, Research, Competition, Career Development
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Logar, Nathaniel; Anadon, Laura Diaz; Narayanamurti, Venkatesh – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2014
In the study of innovation institutions, it is important to consider how different institutional models can affect a research organization in conducting or funding successful work. As an industry collaborative, Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) provides an example of a privately funded institution that leverages the inputs of several member…
Descriptors: Innovation, Case Studies, Power Technology, School Business Relationship
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van Rooij, Arjan – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2014
Today universities are increasingly seen as motors of innovation: they not only need to provide trained manpower and publications to society, but also new products, new processes and new services that create firms, jobs, and economic growth. This function of universities is controversial, and a huge and still expanding literature has tried to…
Descriptors: Universities, Innovation, College Role, Entrepreneurship
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Shin, Jung Cheol; Jung, Jisun; Postiglione, Gerard A.; Azman, Norzaini – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2014
This study analyzes whether academics with advanced degrees from foreign universities are more research productive than their domestic counterparts in the three selected East Asian higher education systems--Korea, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. The three systems have relatively large proportions of foreign degree holders among their professoriates. The…
Descriptors: Productivity, Surveys, Regression (Statistics), Cultural Context
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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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Ylijoki, Oili-Helena – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2014
National governments in several countries have promoted and carried out different forms of mergers, consolidations and alliances within their higher education systems in order to increase efficiency, effectiveness and governmental control to ensure that the universities more directly serve the national and regional economic and social objectives.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Administrative Change, Administrative Organization, College Faculty
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Tsvetkova, Natalia – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2014
This article discusses the history of American and Soviet transformations in German universities during the period of the Cold War, 1945-1990. Both American and Soviet policies were resisted by the university community, particularly by the conservative German professoriate, in both parts of the divided Germany. The article shows how and why both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Universities, World History
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