Hundreds of global universities ‘yet to set net zero target’

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/hundreds-global-universities-yet-toset-netzero-target?mc_cid=25862e22f5&mc_eid=45b29e2869 THE research finds that high share of institutions that have specified goal are not counting indirect emissions such as travel Ellie Bothwell Source: GettyTreading warily: universities shy from targets as ‘they imply a recognition of the crisis and a need to transform business as usual’ Read the THE report, The Race to Net Zero: How global universities are performing Almost half of global universities that suggest they are committed to taking climate action are yet to set a target date to reach net zero, according to a new report from Times Higher Education. While more than 550 universities across the world submitted data relating…

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Scholars from the Global South must be helped to make a splash

Culled from https://www.timeshighereducation.com/opinion/scholars-global-south-must-be-helped-make-asplash?mc_cid=25862e22f5&mc_eid=45b29e2869 Editors need to grasp how much intelligence and bravery is needed to produce innovative ideas in certain contexts, says Alfredo González-Ruibal Alfredo González-Ruibal Source: getty/istock montage Throughout my academic career as an archaeologist, I have reviewed an inordinate number of papers in the capacity of referee, editor and teacher. And I have discovered striking – though not surprising – differences between academic traditions. There are many reasons for such differences, from how scholars are educated (even before university) to how hierarchical the academic environment is in which they are socialised. But we…

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Running a university during a pandemic

Culled from https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/leaders-survey-2021-running-university-during-pandemic When the current generation of university leaders applied for their posts, none of the job descriptions mentioned Covid-19. So how have they found the past 18 months? And what about the future, economic, political and environmental? We asked 180 leaders from around the globe. Paul Jump reports October 28, 2021Paul JumpTwitter: @PaulJump Source: Sorbetto/istock It may or may not have been Abraham Lincoln who first noted that a leader can’t please all of the people all of the time, but never did the observation appear more apposite than during…

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