‘Progressive stacking’ leads to a wobbly form of equality

‘Progressive stacking’ leads to a wobbly form of equality

In the classic John Ford western Stagecoach, a group of travellers have to make a decision about whether to continue their journey through Apache territory. They decide to settle the issue with a vote, but with one important proviso: that the women have their say first. This kind of chivalry may seem outdated, but the idea […] … learn more→

Why do yοu need a lοt οf fοllowers in Instagram?

Why do yοu need a lοt οf fοllowers in Instagram?

Peοple create accοunts οn Instagram for different reasons. Someone is driven by curiosity, someone promotes their business, some communicate with friends and acquaintances. For many, it is important to have a large number οf fοllowers. What are the advantages? What can be useful Instagram? Instagram has becοme popular among peοple all over the world in […] … learn more→

Debate: Should we close the management schools?

Debate: Should we close the management schools?

For more than a century, critics have been blowing on business schools. Whenever a crisis takes its toll, censors make a sentence of pillory schools accused of all the ills: the bankruptcy of such an enterprise, the oppression of women, the increase in global inequalities through the global ecological devastation. Why, on the contrary, should […] … learn more→

Exploring the benefits of a degree in technology

Exploring the benefits of a degree in technology

There is no doubt that technology has made a huge impact on how humans work, communicate and survive. Today, technology is utilized in every facet of life. In fact, it is not unusual for someone to spend most of the day connected to some type of electronic devices, such as the computer, cellphone, laptop, iPad, […] … learn more→

The times are a changing

The times are a changing

I remember well my father listening to the horse races on a Saturday  afternoon. It was a bit of a mission to place a bet in those days. You had to go to a local betting shop (in New Zealand called the TAB which was short for Totalisator Agency Board) or to the track. The […] … learn more→

Armed with better data, will Accreditors finally have to act?

Armed with better data, will Accreditors finally have to act?

Twice a year, a body of accreditation experts known as NACIQI–the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity–gathers in a windowless conference space to debate the finer points of accreditation. And for the last two years, NACIQI members have come prepared with data on student outcomes to ask accreditors why some of their institutions […] … learn more→

Choosing the unicorns – An ECR’s perspective on grant reviews

Choosing the unicorns – An ECR’s perspective on grant reviews

The other day, I read the guest blog on Research Whisperer by Adam Micolich about capturing unicorns, a.k.a landing your first successful grant application. I found it really helpful for early career researchers such as myself, and wanted to offer another perspective on the funding process: that of a grants reviewer. I recently had the pleasure […] … learn more→

The ghost of the ideal scholar

The ghost of the ideal scholar

Are we seeing a new moral panic brew around reading? When I was growing up, in the 70s and 80s, TV had been around for more than a generation, but the early 80s saw the glorious invention of the videotape machine. No longer at the mercy of the TV Networks and their schedules, my generation […] … learn more→

New ‘virtual kidnapping’ scam targeting Chinese students makes use of data shared online

New ‘virtual kidnapping’ scam targeting Chinese students makes use of data shared online

A warning about a “new” international scam targeting Chinese students in Australia was issued by the Australian Federal Police on May 14, 2018. In a typical scenario, students are contacted by someone pretending to be from the Chinese Embassy or Consulate telling them that they have been implicated in a serious crime in China or Taiwan, and […] … learn more→