King's Open Research Conference
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
CODATA Webinar: Writing a Research Article for Publication in an Academic Journal | 1June at 19:30 IST
International FAIR Convergence Symposium 2020, 22-23 Oct: Call for sessions, posters and lightning talks, deadline 20 July
[apeid.higher_education.bgk] Last chance to join: Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education and Recognition, 27 May, 15:00-17:00 (Bangkok, GMT+7)
For those of you who may have missed the posts via social media, here is a last chance to join today’s special webinar on the Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education and Recognition. Join in the discussion – registration and access details are online and below.
The global health crisis caused by COVID-19 and its effects resonate deeply in our societies, including education and - by extension - the recognition of foreign qualifications. Join an interactive webinar to explore emerging implications for higher education and recognition, including recognition practices from Europe and the Asia-Pacific featuring speakers from: Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
Time: 15:00-17:00 in Bangkok (GMT+7), 27 May 2020
Wesley Teter, Ph.D.
Senior Consultant for Higher Education
Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development (EISD)
Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education
Mom Luang Pin Malakul Centenary Building
920 Sukhumvit Rd.,
Tel.: +66 23 91 05 77 Ext 371
Friday, May 22, 2020
UNESCO Media Advisory No.2020-36
UNESCO posts six online debates on measures
to restore and preserve biodiversity
Paris, 22 May - On the occasion of the International Day for Biodiversity celebrated on 22 May and whose theme this year is "Our Solutions are in Nature", UNESCO has produced five panel discussions between world-renowned experts in which they debate issues related to biodiversity.
Among the topics discussed is the link between the poor management of ecosystems and the risks of transmission of contagious diseases, including the risk of a pandemic. The outbreak of Covid-19 illustrates this connection in a dramatic and global way.
The five online discussions focus on the following themes:
- Links between coronavirus and biodiversity: the scientific evidence;
- Focusing on what connects us - what are our shared values?
- What changes are needed?
- What are the possible ways to regenerate ecosystems and restore our connections to living things?
- Sharing solutions from nature.
"Solutions exist. UNESCO is identifying them, analyzing them and, above all, making them known," stressed UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay in a message on the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity.
For more information: https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/biodiversityday
UNESCO, 7, place de Fontenoy, PARIS, NA FRANCE France
Thursday, May 21, 2020
CODATA Connect Webinar 4: Data Science: Trust Building for Effective Data Sharing Pathways as the Global Community Recovers from COVID-19 | 25th May
Introduction from the organizers (3 pm)Panel 1 (3:10 pm): Debates on social mediaMike Thelwall (University of Wolverhampton) "COVID-19 publications: Citation indexes and altmetrics"Mike Taylor (Digital Science) "Media coverage of COVID-19 research"Riccardo Gallotti (FBK, Trento) "Assessing the risks of "infodemics" in response to COVID-19 epidemics"Q&A and discussion on panel 1 (3:40 pm), short 5m breakPanel 2 (4:10 pm): Societal questionsLin Zhang (Wuhan University) "How scientific research reacts to international public health emergencies: a global analysis of response patterns"Jens Peter Andersen (Aarhus University) "Early signals of a widening gender gap in publication frequency during the COVID-19 pandemic"Title and speaker to be confirmedQ&A and discussion on panel 2 (4:40 pm), short 5m breakPanel 3 (5:10 pm): Mapping COVID-19 researchLucy Wang and Kyle Lo (Semantic Scholar, Allen Institute for AI) "The COVID-19 Open Research Dataset"Nicholas Fraser (Leibniz Information Centre for Economics) "Tracking the growth of COVID-19 preprints".Simon Porter (Digital Science) "COVID-19 and preprint publishing culture"Q&A and discussion on panel 3 (5:40 pm)Closing remarks
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
[apeid.higher_education.bgk] COVID-19: UNESCO Virtual knowledge-sharing workshop on distance education programmes using radio and television - Wed 27 May 2020 - 11h00-12h30 CET (Paris time)
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COVID-19: UNESCO Virtual knowledge-sharing workshop on distance education programmes using radio and television
Wed 27 May 2020 - 11h00-12h30 CET (Paris time)
I hope you are all fine.
In the context of massive school and university closures, many countries are trying to set up and provide distance education programmes using traditional media such as TV and radio, where online connectivity is not available or as additional delivery modalities. To support Member States in these efforts, a series of virtual workshops on developing audio-visual education programmes are organized in several languages (English, French and Spanish). These workshops are meant for education officials, audiovisual professionals (television and radio), as well as teachers and teacher trainers involved in the creation of educational content for audiovisual media. The first virtual workshop in French was held on 11 May 2020 with more than 500 participants.
The second virtual workshop in English, will be held on 27 May 2020 (11:00 – 12:30 CET), in collaboration with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), member of the UNESCO Global Coalition for Education on education responses to COVID-19. It will be led by experienced professionals from several regions of the world, involved in broadcasting audio-visual programmes and will focus on good practices on this topic. The concept note is attached.
Please feel free to circulate among the education community and broadcasting services.
Thank you for your collaboration and I look forward to your participation.
Mr Borhene CHAKROUN
Director, Division for Policies
and Lifelong Learning Systems
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Abstract Submission: To apply to present at the symposium, please submit an abstract of about 400 words and a bio-note (150 words) using this weblink. Abstracts will be considered on a rolling basis until May 22, 2020. For those accepted, unpublished draft papers (~4,000 words) have to be submitted by August 15, 2020. Final decisions on acceptance, based on the draft papers, will be communicated by August 28, 2020. Those who would require to travel from relatively far are requested to submit their abstracts earlier than the deadline for the organizers to be able to get back within a shorter turnaround time. This way, you will have a greater window to arrange your travel logistics.
Financial Support: Limited subsidy to offset travel costs may be made available for a small number of participants. This is typically meant for postgraduate students, early-career and un(der)employed academics. Details about the travel bursaries will be communicated upon receipt of the draft papers.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Journal of Scientometric Research
Vol 9, Issue 1 | January-April 2020
- Knowledge Hubs of Russia: Bibliometric Mapping of Research Activity | Andrey Mikhaylov, Anna Mikhaylova, Dmitry Hvaley
- Prostate Cancer Research, 2000-16, its Citation Impact and its Influence on Clinical Practice Guidelines | Elena Pallari, Mursheda Begum, Ajay Aggarwal, Grant Lewison
- Research Productivity Through the Lens of Doctoral Guidance: A Study of Sanskrit Universities in India | S Ramkumar
- Mapping Scientific Collaboration: A Bibliometric Study of Rice Crop Research in India | Avinash Kumar, Sambit Mallick, Pradip Swarnakar
- Bibliometric Evaluation of Research in Hydrochar and Bio-oil | Sara Mikhail, Ayushi Anand, Shrikalaa Kannan, Vijaya Raghavan
- Scientometric Analysis of Computer Science Publications in Journals and Conferences with Publication Patterns | Priti Kumari and Rajeev Kumar
- Effect of Common Extraneous Citation Optimizing Factors on Journal Impact Indicators | Rabishankar Giri, Sabuj Kumar Chaudhuri
- An Empirical Examination of Citation in Life Science | CH Peidu
- Comparison of h and m Indices among Departments in McGovern Medical School | Ayman Saleh, Fei Cao, Salih Selek
- Exploring Links Between Field Research and Information Design | Bidyarthi Dutta
- Searching, Searching, Every Where, How to Find My Bit?: The New Paradigm | Bidyarthi Dutta
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
CfPs: 2-day International e-Conference,e-ConSus 2020 on “Revisiting Strategies for Sustainable Development”
2-day International e-Conference, e-ConSus 2020 on "Revisiting Strategies for Sustainable Development"
13-14 June 2020
Organized by Banwarilal Bhalotia College, Asansol, India
Call for Papers
Banwarilal Bhalotia College, Asansol, India is going to host a 2-day International e-Conference, e-ConSus 2020 on 13th June - 14th June, 2020. The e-Conference on "Revisiting Strategies for Sustainable Development" will reflect new and emerging scholarship in Sustainable Development and allied fields.
This conference intends to bring together a plethora of leading experts from multiple disciplines to discuss and deliberate on innovations on the broad theme of Sustainable development from the various angles of natural science, social science and humanities.
The Conference Organization Committee welcomes abstracts for papers presentations that explore recent trends and developments in Sustainable Development from multidisciplinary viewpoint. The event seeks to serve as a space for the discussion of unpublished and current research papers dedicated to critical studies on the discourse of Sustainable Development.
Under the umbrella of this topic, the Conference includes, but is not limited to, the following sub-themes:
- Sustainable Human Society
- Sustainable STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)
- Sustainable Culture
- Ecological Humanities
- Sustainable education and learning practices
- Economics of sustainable development
- Sustainable development goals
- Sustainable Resource Management (Human resources, Land, Water, Soil, Waste and e-Waste Management etc.)
- Sustainable City ,organizations and transport
- Sustainable agriculture
- Sustainable health and happiness
- Gender in Sustainable development
- Indigenous societies and sustainable development
- Data, Digitalism and Sustainable development
- Green Movement
The Conference Committee also welcomes paper proposals on current research not restricted to the above mentioned sub-themes but falling under the broad themes of Sustainable Development.
Paper proposals should include a title, keywords, a 250-word abstract, and a brief biographical note indicating the presenter's name, designation, and institutional affiliation.
Please send your proposals in MS word (.doc/.docx) format to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 25 May 2020 – Last date for submission of summary of proposal
- 02 June 2020 - Notification of acceptance of paper for presentation
Participants may present papers in English or Bengali or Hindi and may be invited to submit full paper for publication afterwards. You are cordially invited to participate and present your paper.
Sri Rajarshi Das, Convener,Organization Committee
Monday, May 11, 2020
Just Released "India’s Science, Technology and Innovation Policy towards COVID-19", by PN Desai, TRCSS Working Paper
India's Science, Technology and Innovation Policy towards COVID-19, by Pranav N Desai. TRCSS Working Paper No. 01/2020, New Delhi: TRCSS-JNU, May 2020.
Keywords: COVID-19, Corona Virus, SARS-COV2, Pandemic, Public Health, Innovation Studies, R&D Management.
Friday, May 8, 2020
Just Published "Break Popular Myths and Disseminate Documented Information on ‘Frugal’ Innovations": A Conversation with Mr Partha Pratim Mitra, Ex-CEA of MoRD
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Password: 2caHCCs4tn2 (22242274 from phones and video systems)
Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi
Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)
Core IV B 4th Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003, India
Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General, RIS
Prof. Biswajit Banerjee, Adjunct Senior Fellow, RIS and Professor of Economics, Ashoka University
Lead Presentation: Dr. Martin Suster, Director (Research), National Bank of Slovakia
Prof. Ramkishen Rajan, Vice-Dean (Research) and Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Prof. Manmohan Agarwal, Adjunct Senior Fellow, RIS and Former Professor of Economics, JNU
Q & A
Vote of Thanks:
Dr. Priyadarshi Dash, Assistant Professor, RIS
CODATA Webinar on "Data Science enlightening the path for resilient cities to fit COVID-19" | 11 May
- Jairo Espinoza, Full Professor, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
- Mahesh Harhare, Chief Resilience Officer, Pune City
- Using data and working to keep people safe, healthy and connected during these challenging times;
- Real-time adaptations to changes in the business and economic scenarios;
- Building trust in communities and developing plans to face the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saturday, May 2, 2020
- "Research & Development Statistics at A Glance: 2019-20" by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, 2020. Download
- "S&T Indicators Tables: Research and Development Statistics 2019-20" by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, 2020. Download
Friday, May 1, 2020
by Dinesh Abrol, Ritu Priya and Pravin Kushwaha, South Asia Sustainability Hub, Steps-centre.org/blog, 2020.
Read it Online
Thursday, April 23, 2020
- "WildMentor: Citizen Science Biodiversity app in Bangladesh" by Safiqul Islam of Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Germany
- "iNaturalist and City Nature Challenge in Taiwan" by Dr. Cheng-Tao Lin of National Chiayi University, Taiwan
- From Director General, RIS | Sachin Chaturvedi | The debates are back on the table on the role of science and technology with regard to fighting COVID-19 which has thrown the entire world into an unprecedented health and safety crisis that is worsening day by day. All economic and social activities have come to a halt at global level. It is in these contexts, that RIS has come out with the Third Special Edition of RIS Diary on COVID -19. The issue contains articles on: "Harnessing Science, Technology and Innovation in India for Tackling COVID-19" by Arabinda Mitra; "Science, Technology and Innovation - Fighting the COVID-19 Outbreak" by Bhaskar Balakrishnan; "Science Diplomacy : Covid and Beyond" by Balakrishna Pisupati; "Global Governance of Technology, Institutional Architecture and Indian Response to COVID-19" by Sachin Chaturvedi; "Science, Technology, and Innovation in Indian Systems of Medicine: An Exploration in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic" by T. C. James and Apurva Bhatnagar; "Science, Technology and Innovation and the Challenge of Epidemic" by Krishna Ravi Srinivas; "Impact of COVID-19 on the World Economy" by Biswajit Banerjee; "Global Institutions and COVID-19" by Atul Kaushik. We hope that articles contained here and in the two previous special issues of RIS Diary would serve as useful references in the on-going discussions at different levels on issues related to the war against COVID-19. While hoping sincerely that humankind will come out of this dark tunnel soon to rejoin the normal course of various socio-economic activities, we would highly appreciate to hear from you about the contents of the Special Issues of RIS Diary.
- Harnessing Science, Technology and Innovation in India for Tackling COVID-19 | Arabinda Mitra | The Covid-19 epidemic has resulted in greater collaboration among scientists and innovation throughout the world.1 Many Academies of Science, including the Royal Society are actively engaged in providing policy advice, providing a voice to the scientific community and educating and informing the public on the scientific aspects in the fight against the epidemic and cautioning against undue fear and false claims and narratives.
- Science, Technology and Innovation - Fighting the COVID-19 Outbreak | Bhaskar Balakrishnan | The current COVID-19 outbreak (caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus) which began in Wuhan, China in late November 2019 has so far spread to 210 countries and territories and resulted in over 2 million cases and 137,000 deaths. It has led to socio-economic disruptions on a global and unprecedented scale. A global coordinated response to the outbreak was slow in taking shape.
- Science Diplomacy: COVID-19 and Beyond | Balakrishna Pisupati | If there is one time in the recent decades that science and scientists have received most attention, it is now! The novel corona virus that has brought the world to a standstill, eroding significant social and economic development gains in a matter of weeks, has proven to the world that countries are more inter-connected and dependent on one another now than before. Such lack of selfreliance is evident now when it came to use of science and its applications.
- Global Governance of Technology, Institutional Architecture and Indian Response to COVID-19 | Sachin Chaturvedi | The origin and evolution of Corona virus is under intense debate at this point. Highly conflicting and polarising evidences, inferences and commentaries have appeared in scientific journals and across popular publications. There are also debates and discussions on whether it is a man-made virus or a naturally occurring one. When China reported about the spread of Corona virus and WHO declared it as a pandemic, scientific fraternity across the world started working on the genetic make-up of the virus.
- Science, Technology, and Innovation in Indian Systems of Medicine: An Exploration in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic | T. C. James, Apurva Bhatnagar | Times of stress are also times of creativity and innovation. Wars have spawned many scientific innovations or hastened the completion of on-going research projects. The Manhattan Project was an example. We are now living in difficult times. Such adverse situations can also bring out the best in the innovation front of the traditional medicine systems. Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) is also the path for Indian Systems of Medicine (ISMs) to progress.
- Science, Technology and Innovation and the Challenge of Epidemic | Krishna Ravi Srinivas | In a recent twitter talk Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) Professor K. Vijay Raghavan described some of the ideas used to tackle the innovation, including expediting review of proposals on innovative solutions and try to guide the prospective innovators on regulatory issues.1 He also talked about caution against over-interpretation of findings and need for more evidence for theories and hypotheses proposed on aetiology link between immunity and vaccination and enhancing immunity.
- Impact of Covid-19 on the World Economy | Biswajit Banerjee | The Covid-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on the world economy. The global economic outlook was already fragile prior to the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis. Initially, when the outbreak emerged in China, it was thought that the negative impact on the global economy would be small —mainly limited to the output contraction in China and its knock-on effect on global supply chains, tourism, and commodity markets.
- Global Institutions and COVID-19 | Atul Kaushik | In this era of 'missing in action' United Nations Organisation, a dysfunctional World Trade Organisation and now cash strapped World Health Organisation, lack of adequate global coordinated action against the new Corona virus reminds us of the need for robust institutions. Writing for The Economist on 15 April 2020, Kevin Rudd, former Australian Prime Minister and currently President of the Asia Society Policy Institute at New York opines that much of the complex web of national and global institutions established to deal with global pandemics and economic implosions has failed.
[apeid.higher_education.bgk] Invitation: Learning Never Stops – Higher Education Interregional Webinar on COVID-19 (28 April)
I hope you are keeping fit!
Attached, please find an exciting interregional webinar for higher education stakeholders. This will be an opportunity to work together to manage the impact of COVID-19 on higher education teachers and students in the Arab and Asia-Pacific regions. Please feel free to invite higher education officials and close partners to a lively Q&A session with experts from eight countries:
· Arab Region: Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria and United Arab Emirates
· Asia-Pacific: China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand
Time: 10:00-11:45 in Beirut (GMT+3)/ 14:00-15:45 in Bangkok (GMT+7), 28 April 2020
Registration: Click here to register via Zoom.
For any questions, please email Wesley Teter (email@example.com).
Thank you and best regards to all!
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Libing Wang, PhD
Chief, Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development (EISD)
Head a.i., Executive Office
UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education
Educational, Scientific and
Mom Luang Pin Malakul Centenary Building
920 Sukhumvit Rd., Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel.: +66 23 91 05 77 Ext 212 Fax: +66 23 91 08 66