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Armbruster, Chris – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
Online, open access is the superior model for scholarly communication. A variety of scientific communities in physics, the life sciences and economics have gone furthest in innovating their scholarly communication through open access, enhancing accessibility for scientists, students and the interested public. Open access enjoys a comparative…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Humanities
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Armbruster, Chris – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
Open source, open content and open access are set to fundamentally alter the conditions of knowledge production and distribution. Open source, open content and open access are also the most tangible result of the shift towards e-science and digital networking. Yet, widespread misperceptions exist about the impact of this shift on knowledge…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Periodicals, Publishing Industry, Electronic Publishing
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Armbruster, Chris – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
The Entrepreneurial University is a failed idea. This is not to disparage the entrepreneurial activities of faculty, graduates and students. Neither is it to criticise industry-sponsored research and co-authorship. University research and higher education have a role in innovation. However, if entrepreneurialism is institutionalised as a policy of…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Entrepreneurship, Educational Finance, Governance
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Armbruster, Chris – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
In the search for a viable twenty-first century cost-sharing contract between university, student and state, the issues of rising participation and student demand, functional differentiation, institutional competition and stratification and social inequality are systematically discussed. The argument develops through, firstly, a critical appraisal…
Descriptors: Tuition, Higher Education, State Aid, Educational Finance
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Armbruster, Chris – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
The European Research Area and the European Higher Education Area are still under construction. Their foundations, however, are visible and already affect what the next generation of researchers can and cannot do. While it is unclear when, and to what standard, construction will be completed, the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fellowships, Mentors, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship