- 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
Friday, December 30, 2016
CfPs: INSEE Conference on Sustainability, Institutions, Incentives: Voices, Policies and Commitments | KILA, Kerala| Dates: 8-10 November, 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
Table of Contents
Science, Technology and Society
Volume: 21, Number: 3 (November 2016)
Special Issue: Open Innovation: Technology, Market and Complexity in South Korea
Guest Editor : Jinhyo JosephYun
Book ReviewsBook Review: Banu Subramaniam (2014), Ghost Stories for Darwin: The Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity Theodore Koditschek
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Call for Nomination: NIAS-DST Training Programme on "Science Policy and General Management" | 6-17 February | NIAS Bangalore
New Book | A Practical Guide to Responsible Research and Innovation: Key Lessons from RRI Tools | by RRI Tools Consortium, 2016
IntroductionShaping the future: A Responsible Research and Innovation policy briefLearning from example: RRI ShowcasesThe RRI Toolkit structureHands on: How To implement RRI5 golden rules for achieving RRIMinds on, hearts on: reflecting and looking ahead
UNESCO Communication and Information Weekly Newsletter
The Press Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina recently launched an online platform featuring a wide-range of video classes on media ethics and available free of charge in local language or English with subtitles (see www.mediaethics.eu). The setting-up of this online media ethics school has been supported by UNESCO within the framework of the project "Building Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey".
UNESCO organized and contributed to workshops and main sessions on key UNESCO topics at this year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which took place from Monday 5 to Friday 9 December 2016.
In many societies, women regardless of race, nationality, class or age are victims of physical, sexual, psychological and economic violence, ad gender-based violence remains one of the main obstacle to the achievement of women's and girl's human rights. To address this ongoing obstacle, UNESCO has called attention to the responsibility that key actors have to eliminate gender-based violence. One of these actors is the media.
Heart-stirring tributes to killed reporters took place in Moscow during the annual Memorial Day for Russian Journalists event last week.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
JNU Seminar "Utilizing Online Learning in Educational Institutions to Improve Learning Outcomes"| 26th December
Office of Research & Development
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY
organising a seminar on
Utilizing Online Learning in Educational Institutions to Improve Learning Outcomes
Dr. Manish Gupta
Co-founder and CEO, Yen4Ken
on Monday, 26th December 2016
at Lecture Hall-I, JNU Convention Centre, New Delhi
3:00pm-3:05pm Welcome address
3:05pm-3:20pm Remarks by Prof. M Jagadesh Kumar, Vice Chancellor, JNU
3:20pm-3:30pm Address by Prof. Satish C Garkoti, Rector-II
3:30pm-3:35pm Introduction of speaker
3:35pm-4:35pm Presentation by Dr. Manish Gupta
4:35pm-4:40pm Vote of Thanks
4:45pm-5:30pm High Tea
Trialogue2047: Builder, Thinker, Visionary: Celebrating the Philosophy and Practice of Laurie Baker | at IIC Delhi, 28 December