Bowl them over.
In the race to apply for research funding, writing statements about future impact can feel like a charade.
Academics must engage with the communities outside the ivory tower.
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Contributing to the public good should be a top priority for public and land grant universities. Here, some ideas on how to match what institutions value with academics' own drive for service.
Beware: free speech can be painful.
Academics must teach students how to think – not what to think.
Too many academic careers are shaped around writing journal articles nobody reads and planning twice-weekly lectures to a diminishing class of students.
Prime Minister Turnbull has signalled a desire to move away from a 'publish or perish' academic culture toward one that prioritises public impact and engagement. It's a challenge scholars should embrace.
There is some dismay at the idea of academic attention being paid to these celebrities.Here's why it's important.
Media savvy researchers see television as a particularly useful way to reach new audiences.
A former dean of Sydney University’s Faculty of Medicine, where I work, once appointed me to a role where I was to try and increase the news media profile of our staff’s research and to encourage them…
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Globalisation has become a strategic priority for many universities, but learning to navigate in international waters doesn’t come easy.
How you assess the strength of gender bias research depends on your viewpoint.
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Men are harsher critics of research that reports evidence of gender bias in STEM fields, while women find it more compelling. How can we deal with the reality when we're biased about bias?
The more academics fear being involved in media storms, the less they feel free to explore topics they consider important.
Public engagement of academics has increased enormously in recent decades. But this new level of engagement is producing problems and conflicts for which many academics are ill-prepared.
Why did people make their personal information so easily available to a company that facilitates cheating?
In the Ashley Madison hack were reports of 74,468 unique ".edu" email addresses. If people chose to use their .edu addresses, what does that tell us about awareness of privacy online?
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Research systems with an international approach will be best-placed to win the most accolades.
Getting a patent isn’t the only possible box to check when it comes to protecting IP.
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When academics come up with a viable innovation, they need to figure out the best way to protect their intellectual property if they're going to bring it to market. Patents aren't always the answer.
As protestors gathered in Athens, professors were wining and dining nearby.
As professors, we must look up from our cosy academic debates and hear the cries around us.
Germany’s universities have two academics classes: professors and everyone else.
The routes for academics to become professors are different in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.
Off to the office.
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Why is it still so common that blind people are presumed to be unemployed?
Diaspora academics get used to working in resource rich environments with everything they need. How can Africa compete?
There is more to drawing diaspora academics back to their home countries in Africa than striking up individual relationships. Infrastructure must be fixed and institutional management must improve.
What will become of the lecture?
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If all lectures are caught on camera, it will be a step change for higher education.
The ivory tower’s management gurus sometimes seem to have walled off their knowledge from the world.
It's important to reconnect management researchers with practitioners so their scholarly work is shared beyond academia.
A simple (but profitable) formula for university education.
The past three decades have seen an unprecedented explosion of activity in a new sub-discipline of mathematics: financial mathematics. The emergence of this field has parallelled the expansion of the quantitative…
When rating their classes, students use different words to describe male and female professors.
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A friend of mine calls me professor of genius studies. It’s a sort of slip of the tongue, as I teach in gender studies, but it‘s also funny because everyone knows that genius is not associated with gender…