Green Universities (News and Research 179)

Green Universities



Putin wanted Russian science to top the world. Then a huge academic scandal blew up.

aaaaaaaaEight years ago, President Vladimir Putin decreed that Russia must become a leading scientific power. That meant at least five top-100 Russian universities by 2020, and a dramatic increase in the number of global citations of Russian scientific papers. Now a group at the center of Putin’s aspirations, the Russian Academy of Sciences, has dropped a bombshell into the plans. A commission set up by the academy has led to the retraction of at least 869 Russian scientific articles, mainly for plagiarism.

Lifelong Learning Subsidies Seen As Way To Aid Workers Who Have Lost Their Jobs To Tech

New Report Explores The Global State Of Adult Education

Universities need to learn the early lessons of lifelong learning

The effects of exam scheduling on academic performance | Both the scheduling of exams and the time between exams affects student performance

Early earnings premiums for STEM graduates tend to fade over time and converge toward non-STEM graduate earnings at mid-career

The Wage Premium of Communist Party Membership: Evidence from China

Is a highly educated workforce good for less educated workers? | Interactions, Innovations, Purchasing power

Some recent World Bank @WBG_Education blogs (thanks to @JaimeSaavedra22):   

Disruptive education to fight learning poverty in Latin America by Luis Benveniste, Helena Rovner and Emanuela di Gropello

How to tackle Learning Poverty? Delivering education’s promise to children across the world by Jaime Saavedra

Every refugee child deserves quality education by Keiko Miwa

Who will drop out of school? Leveraging management information systems to predict dropouts in Guatemala and Honduras by Melissa Alderman, Enrique Alasino and Francisco Haimovich

PISA 2018: Rich countries fail to impress; progress in some middle-income countries is apparent by Harry Patrinos and Jaime Saavedra

Ending learning poverty: the call of our times by Jaime Saavedra