Friday, January 20, 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017
JNU organizes One-Day Seminar on Philosophy, Science and Technology on the occasion of World Philosophy Day | 25 January at SSS-1, JNU
JMI, New Delhi organizes "BRICS and the Multipolar World: Workshop on BRICS Studies" | on 1st February
BRICS and the Multipolar World: Workshop on BRICS Studies
Date: 1st February 2017
Venue: Ho Chi Minh Conference Room, MMAJ Academy of International Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
The five countries that comprise BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – are emerging economies striving to create of a more just and balanced system of global economic relations. BRICS focuses on good neighbourly relations, mutually beneficial cooperation, climate change, security issues, sustainable growth and reform of the international economic architecture to find means to solve unemployment. It promotes multilateral trade cooperation. Its multi-sectoral cooperation among members includes science, technology, internet governance and security, social security, agriculture, intellectual property, tourism, health, etc. Formed in 2006, it is the largest interregional grouping. South Africa was added to the group in 2010. BRICS has worked through and formulated policies at its summits in member countries (the First Summit was in 2009 in Russia and the Eighth Summit took place in Goa in October 2016). The workshop will have eminent specialists examine and critically evaluate the role of BRICS and its contribution to a multipolar world order.
Who Can Apply for the Workshop? The workshop is open to all MA, MPhil, PhD students from NCR.
How to Apply for the Workshop? A Rs 200 demand draft in favour of "Registrar, JMI" will have to be submitted along with a copy of the latest degree of the applicant to the AIS office. The workshop will register 50 participants on a first come, first served basis.
Deadline for Application: 25 January 2017.
A certificate of participation will be given to participants at the end of the workshop. Further Information
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Call for Papers, 4S Boston 2017 | CfPs in Panel "102. Dissemination, Disembodiment, Diversity: Science and Technology in a Post-Truth World"
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.