Monday, January 16, 2017
JNU TRCSS Special Lecture "Our Uncommon Past From Sustainable Development to the Anthropocene" by Prof Sheila Jasanoff | 19 January at 3.30pm
1. Data Librarianship: Responding to Research Innovation2. What Is Different about Data?3. Supporting Data Literacy [Sample Chapter]4. Building a Data Collection5. Research Data Management Service and Policy: Working Across Your Institution6. Data Management Plans as a Calling Card7. Essentials of Data Repositories8. Dealing with Sensitive Data9. Data Sharing in the Disciplines10. Supporting Open Scholarship and Open Science
Friday, January 6, 2017
EC OA Report | Evaluation of a National Research System: Morocco | ed by Roland Waast & Mina Kleiche-Dray
Preface | Prof. Omar Fassi-FehriMethodology
1.1 The approach | Roland Waast1.2 Role of the ministry | Ilham Laaziz el Malti
Framework of Moroccan Research
2.1 A history of research organisation | Mina Kleiche-Dray2.2 The Moroccan research system: organisation and new initiatives | Mina Kleiche-Dray2.3 Detailed bibliometric analysis: methods and outcomes | Pier Luigi Rossi and Roland Waast2.4 The role of the e-survey in evaluating national research systems: a study of Moroccan research laboratories | Anne-Marie Gaillard and Jacques Gaillard
Synthesis and Continuation
3.1 Evaluation overview | Roland Waast3.2 Lessons learned and follow-up | Said Belcadi and Ahmed El Hattab
References | Mina Kleiche-Dray
UNESCO Communication and Information Weekly Newsletter
The sixth edition of World Radio Day will be held on 13 February 2017, with all radio stations, regulatory bodies and related organizations invited to plan special events or broadcasts to celebrate how radio shapes our lives. The theme for the 2017 edition of World Radio Day is "Radio is You!", a call for greater participation of audiences and communities in the policy and planning of radio broadcasting.
UNESCO attended the European Language Diversity Forum, which was organized as one of the affiliated events to the European Capital of Culture 2016 Agenda on 15 and 16 December 2016 in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain. More than two hundred participants, including high level policy and decision makers, politicians, representatives of the intergovernmental organizations, experts, academia and civil society at local, national, European and multilateral levels, gathered to reflect and discuss on the factors that have an impact on the development of European minority languages, analyzing the current difficulties, existing normative frameworks, ongoing initiatives as well as identifying opportunities for further progress.
UNESCO, UNESCO MGIEP and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO are jointly putting out a call for youth to participate in The UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development: The Role of Education (6-10 March 2017, Ottawa, Canada). The conference will present a unique platform for discussion on two key programmes of UNESCO's Education Sector, namely Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCED), and their practical contribution in achieving Target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Education. The Week will focus on the issue of teachers and teacher training, and highlight best practices in the field of ESD and GCED.
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AJSTID Book Review | Understanding the Dynamics of Indian Higher Education | [India Higher Education Report 2015]
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Q&A Session with Nobel Laureates | Strengthening Ties between Science, Government and Industry – A Recipe for Innovation? | 12 January | NMML, New Delhi
- William E Moerner, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 | "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy".
- Harold E Varmus, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1989 | "discovery of the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes".
- Serge Haroche, Nobel Prize in Physics 2012 | "for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems"
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Call for Participation: General Course on Intellectual Property (DL101) | Free eLearning Course by WIPO Academy - Distance Learning Program
Free eLearning Course by WIPO Academy - Distance Learning Program
Overview: This course provides an in-depth view of the fundamentals of IP law, and is considered as indispensable to pursue more advanced courses of study on specific areas of IP law. Self-assessment tools are strategically placed throughout each module to assist participants with gauging their respective levels of knowledge and progress, as well as their ability to apply the concepts and facts presented within the course. Academic support is provided throughout each module by experienced tutors who are expert practitioners in the field of IP.
Module 2: Copyright
Module 3: Related Rights
Module 4: Trademarks
Module 5: Geographical Indications
Module 6: Industrial Design
Module 7: Patents
Module 8: WIPO Treaties
Module 9: Unfair Competition
Module 10: Protection of New Varieties of Plants
Module 11: Summary and Discussion on Intellectual Property Rights
Module 12: IP and Development - The WIPO Development Agenda
Eligibility: This course is open to individuals who are/will be employed in the field of administration of intellectual property rights; those seeking general knowledge of IP; and those who generate various forms of IP and seek a deeper understanding of the effective management and protection of IPRs.
To be enrolled before: 31 January 2017
Course Dates: 1 February 2017 to 15 March 2017
CfPs: First Workshop on Indian Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Partnership (ISTEP) | 24-25 February | CSIR-NISTADS, New Delhi, India
- Thought Leaders
- Policy Makers
- Subject Experts including Finance and Management
- Industry Leaders
- Young Researchers
- Deadline for submission of extended abstracts January 31, 2017
- Communication of acceptance of abstracts February 10, 2017
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Happy to see progress in #biotech policy. Was involved in 1st policies of Gujarat & TN & Chair of India's 1st National Biotechnology Board.Congratulate the Gujarat government for its new policy on #biotechnology in the state and in appointing a Mission Director. @CMOGuj
Friday, December 30, 2016
CfPs: INSEE Conference on Sustainability, Institutions, Incentives: Voices, Policies and Commitments | KILA, Kerala| Dates: 8-10 November, 2017
- Last date for submission of Abstracts/Panel Proposal January 31, 2017
- Communication about selection of Abstract/Panel Proposal February 28, 2017
- Submission of final Paper/full Panel Proposal April 15, 2017
- Announcement of final selection of Paper/Panel July 1, 2017
- Conference November 8-10, 2017
- Other events planned: Pre-conference workshop November 6-7, 2017
Thursday, December 29, 2016
CfP: Globelics Academy 2017: 12th International PhD School on Innovation and Economic Development | Tampere, Finland | 15-26 May
Globelics Academy 2017: 12th International PhD School on Innovation and Economic Development
15-26 May 2017
Venue: University of Tampere, Finland
Call for Applications | Deadline: January 20, 2017
The Aim of the Globelics Academy
The aim of the Globelics Academy PhD School is to support the training of PhD students who utilize the innovation systems approach in context of emerging or developing economies in their dissertations. The Academy brings together frontier researchers in innovation with PhD students from developing countries in order to inspire and qualify their work as well as to help them to join high quality research networks in their field of research. The Globelics Academy aims at improving students' ability to undertake theoretically informed and policy-relevant empirical work on issues related with innovation in firms and societies, and its relationship with economic development. The Globelics Academy originates from and is connected to the world-wide research network Globelics (www.globelics.org) bringing together scholars working on national systems of innovation.
The Content of the PhD School
PhD training will be based on scholarly lectures and presentations from the PhD students. Student presentations are expected to focus explicitly on students' own on-going research, its methodological challenges and contribution to the advancement of knowledge on innovation. Lecturers for 2017 include professors form Globelics network, whose names will be confirmed soon (see webpages of previous years for example). In addition, other activities including policy lectures, panel discussion, workshops, social activities and visits to relevant "sites of innovation" are part of the program.
Monday, December 26, 2016
- All Is Not Lost, But Water Sector Reforms Must Go Ahead | P S Vijayshankar
- Sustaining the Liquid Mosaic - Longer Steps Needed | Nilanjan Ghosh, Jayanta Bandyopadhyay
- New Structures of Governance Needed | Vinod K Gaur
- From Policy to Practice - Principles of Water Governance | Rochi Khemka
- An Important Step in Reforming Water Governance | K J Joy
- Welcome First Step to Much-needed Change | Shripad Dharmadhikary
- Merits Undeniable despite Drawbacks | Nirmal Sengupta
- Water Governance Reform - A Hopeful Starting Point | Rajeswari S Raina http://www.epw.in/journal/2016/52/water-governance/water-governance-reform.html
- 21st Century Water Governance - A Mirage or an Opportunity? | Rohini Nilekani
- Evolution of Irrigation Sector | Aditi Mukherji
- The Way Forward | Mihir Shah
- Comment on the Proposed National Water Commission | Pradip Khandwalla
- Focus on Sustainable Groundwater Management | Rajiv Sinha, Alexander L Densmore
- Focusing on the Essentials - Integrated Monitoring and Analysis of Water Resources | Sharachchandra Lele, Veena Srinivasan
One-day National Consultation Workshop on Incheon (Korea) Declaration: Education (SDG-4) | at SSS-1, JNU | 28th December
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Senior Research Fellowship in Social Security
Offered by: Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya National Academy of Social Security | Employees' Provident Funds Organisation (Ministry of Labour& Employment, Govt. of India)
Objective: To provide opportunities to renowned Indian Social Scientists or distinguished personalities of Academic pursuit in the field of Social Security.
Duration: 02 years (2017-2019) | Period: 01.04.2017 to 31.03.2019
Eligibility: Persons having outstanding academic work and High Quality Research Publications to their credit. Preference will be given to Social Workers, Action Researchers, Retired Academicians from reputed Universities or Retired Government Servants with specialized fields.
(i) There is no age bar for Fellowship.
(ii) The applicant should have obtained a doctoral degree in any area and should have work experience relating to Social Security.
(iii) The Scholars who avail Fellowship should either not be in service or should have superannuated at the time of Award of the Fellowship.
(iv) No salary protection will be available under any circumstances.
(v) The selected fellows are expected to do Full time Research in India.
(vi) While accepting Fellowship from the Academy, a fellow should not accept Fellowship from any other Organisation.
(vii) In case of selection of persons with disabilities, Academy may consider providing additional resources as per special requirements.
(i) Research fellow shall be paid a fellowship amount of Rs.55,000/- per month irrespective of the fact whether they are getting any Pensionary benefits. The Pensionary benefits will not be deducted from their monthly fellowship.
(ii) In addition a contingency grant of Rs.60,000/- per annum shall also be provided to a fellow during an entire period of fellowship.
(iii) All payments are subject to Income Tax deduction as per rules.
(i) Candidates must submit a brief synopsis of approximately 3000 words, for area of concerned research containing empirical data, need of research and proposed outcome of the research and also how will it benefit the enhancement of Social Security.
(ii) The term of Fellowship will be 2 years, extendable upto six months with the permission of competent authority. The fellowship shall not be awarded twice to the same person.
(iii) Term of fellowship will be counted from the date of acceptance of joining the Fellowship.
(iv) Once the fellowship is awarded it cannot be returned back. If any candidate leaves the research fellowship before completion of the research project, the fellow has to reimburse the extraneous expenditure.
(v) During the term of fellowship research, fellow will be required to give lectures and attend seminars and workshops at PDUNASS or at appropriate forum to disseminate his/her work and knowledge of Social Security among the fellow participants.
(vi) A fellow is required to submit the progress report every sixth month of his/her work and with a simple statement of accounts of expenditures duly signed by him/her.
(vii) A research fellow is required to submit a book length unpublished final report and summary of not more than five thousand words before completion of the fellowship.
(viii) The applications received for Fellowship in prescribed time shall be scrutinized by a Selection Committee, which will recommend the eligible candidates.
(ix) The acceptance of recommendation of the Selection Committee and the appointment to Fellowship shall be the sole discretion of the Competent Authority.
Last Date: Applications complete in all respects and in the proforma prescribed below, must reach the following address, by 05.30 PM of 30.01.2017. Applications received after the said date and time shall not be considered.
The Director, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Academy of Social Security, 30-31, Institutional Area, Janak Puri, New Delhi – 110058
Friday, December 23, 2016
Table of Contents
Asian Biotechnology and Development Review
Volume: 18, Number: 2 (July 2016)
Editorial Introduction | K. Ravi Srinivas