I never anticipated the level of interest in a simple call for PhD applicants.
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For most people, the idea of academia and heavy metal coming together under a single roof represents a paradox. It’s a misplaced assumption built on ingrained ideas about these two cultural forms.
Academics in precarious employment struggle to feel a strong sense of self.
Academics on casual contracts often feel vulnerable and of lower status than “permanent” staff members. They can minimise their exploitation as if it’s part of the authentic academic experience.
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Universities play a significant role in the high and rising air travel footprint – and they need to do more about it.
In Romania, wolves live in the same landscapes as shepherds.
Academia can play an important role by helping institutions break out of their silos to improve large carnivore conservation.
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It’s time race equality was practised in the academy, not just preached.
The Conversation Editor in the UK, Stephen Khan, with Dr Ian Whittaker and Professor Sir Paul Curran (left to right).
Space scientists win first award for academic authors who have made a series of outstanding contributions to The Conversation in the UK.
The author as presenter.
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We’re running out of time – so we can’t leave it all to Greta Thunburg and David Attenborough.
Scientists work with a nanosatellite at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
South Africa’s universities are doing well on technology transfer. But the rest of the continent is lagging behind.
Recreating communicative situations in the classroom does not guarantee language acquisition.
The environment at universities isn’t conducive to effectively teaching and learning new languages.
At some point, jazz went from the music of youthful rebellion to that of the cultured elite.
Jazz used to be experienced on a dance floor. But over time, it became something to dissect and analyze.
Social isolation is particularly common among early career academics – new research shows 64% of PhD candidates report such feelings.
Although there is a global war on gender studies, women’s movements around the world continue to resist. Here people shout slogans during a protest at the Sol square during the International Women’s Day in Madrid, March 8, 2018.
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A bomb threat outside a gender research institute in Sweden is just one sign that things are escalating in the long battle for global gender equality.
An image from the International Space Station captures plumes of smoke from California wildfires on August 4, 2018.
From the curious to the serious – a bird’s eye view of the unique ways in which The Conversation covers the world.
Holding authors responsible functions as part of academic quality control – without it we cannot hold authors accountable for shoddy research or the moral consequences of their publications.
Developing breakthroughs takes time. So why rush explaining them?
I wanted to connect the happiness research I’d been doing over the years with what was happening, or indeed not happening, in the world.
Amy Adams played an inter-species linguist in the 2016 film Arrival but she was a rarity. Most Hollywood films depict scholars as heroic males.
For decades, academics have been portrayed as brilliant, heroic men on our cinema screens. It’s time to tell the story of more heroic female scholars. Here are some suggestions.
Women are still typically the minority on academic hiring committees in science, and “majority rules.”
The award of a Nobel Prize in physics to Donna Strickland is an opportunity to build support for women in science, says one female physics professor.
Noble Prize winner Donna Strickland, right, is followed by media to her lab in Waterloo, Ont., on Oct. 2, 2018. Strickland is among three physicists who were awarded the prize for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics.
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What Strickland achieved is impressive. But it isn’t a sign that the patriarchy is being smashed.
Research is changing how artists contribute to the world’s knowledge base.