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Physics - Careers / Employment - 30.11.2018
Ten projects awarded
ETH researchers had excellent results in the issuing of ERC grants: they were able to win 10 Consolidator Grants in the amount of 24 million Swiss francs for their research. Researchers from ETH Zurich have never before been able to win so many ERC Consolidator Grants in one round as they managed to this time.

Careers / Employment - 22.11.2018
Call for 'whole-system approach' to tackle workplace mental health issue gaps
Representatives from across industry have called for a whole-system approach to mental health in the workplace, as a new study revealed gaps in the way organisations tackle issues such as depression, anxiety, self-harm and psychosis. Published by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), findings from research by The University of Nottingham reveals both positives and areas for concern, including inadequate boundaries for employees and a lack of proof that MHFA is effective.

Careers / Employment - Social Sciences - 20.11.2018
Is Science In Trouble?
Is Science In Trouble?
If there's a central tenet that unites all of the sciences, it's probably that scientists should approach discovery without bias and with a healthy dose of skepticism. The idea is that the best way to reach the truth is to allow the facts to lead where they will, even if it's not where you intended to go.

Careers / Employment - 19.11.2018
Will algorithms predict your future?
A report from Cardiff University reveals the extent to which public service provision is now being influenced by data analytics. The study, Data Scores as Governance , represents the culmination of a year-long research project compiled by the School of Journalism, Media and Culture's Data Justice Lab.

Psychology - Careers / Employment - 13.11.2018
Emotional intelligence: a new criterion for hiring
Emotional intelligence: a new criterion for hiring
Researchers have developed an emotional intelligence test for the workplace that can be used to assess and predict an employee's abilities in interpersonal relations and leadership capabilities.

Careers / Employment - Health - 30.10.2018
Popular meal-kit companies may be creating low-wage, dead-end jobs
Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens in new window) Meal kits make cooking easier for millions of busy families and time-starved professionals. But a new study by the Center for Labor Research and Education (Labor Center) at UC Berkeley suggests that the workers filling boxes with pre-portioned ingredients and recipe cards are struggling with low wages, unaffordable benefits, unpredictable schedules, inconsistent wage increase policies, risk of injuries and recurrent problems with timely payment.

Transport - Careers / Employment - 12.10.2018
Could parcel lockers in transit stations reduce traffic congestion in Seattle?
Could parcel lockers in transit stations reduce traffic congestion in Seattle?
Administrative affairs Arts and entertainment Buildings and grounds For UW employees Health and medicine Honors and awards Official notices Politics and government UW and the community Seattle is one of the most congested cities in America. Delivery trucks take up space on already crowded roads and idle in parking spots and loading bays.

Careers / Employment - 10.10.2018
Foreign employees feel well-integrated at the workplace
Foreign employees feel well-integrated at the workplace
More than half of foreign employees in Switzerland feel well-integrated in their work environment. Language difficulties serve as one of the main reasons for a lack of integration. This is concluded by the latest issue of the Swiss HR Barometer issued by the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich and the Universities of Lucerne and Zurich.

Innovation / Technology - Careers / Employment - 09.10.2018
13.3m boost for Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute
Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute (FHI) is to benefit from a donation of up to 13.3 million from the philanthropic organisations Good Ventures and the Open Philanthropy Project. The donation, which includes a 6 million up-front commitment, with further funds earmarked for the recruitment of staff, is the largest in the history of the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford.

Careers / Employment - 02.10.2018
Using AI to improve refugee integration
Using machine learning and optimisation to find refugees' new homes can significantly improve their chances of finding work within three months, according to new research. The international collaboration, conducted by researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Lund, Sweden as well as the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, involved developing Annie MOORE, an AI-powered software.

Careers / Employment - 27.09.2018
Women much less likely to ask questions in academic seminars than men
Women much less likely to ask questions in academic seminars than men
A new study reveals a stark disparity between male and female participation in a key area of academic life and offers recommendations to ensure all voices are heard. Junior scholars are encountering fewer visible female role models Alecia Carter Women are two and a half times less likely to ask a question in departmental seminars than men, an observational study of 250 events at 35 academic institutions in 10 countries has found.

Careers / Employment - 13.09.2018
Researcher may have solved Gulliver's Travels mystery
Researcher may have solved Gulliver’s Travels mystery
A researcher from The Australian National University (ANU) believes she may have solved one of English literature's most enduring mysteries - the author's inspiration for the 'Yahoo' characters in Jonathan Swift's iconic 1726 novel Gulliver's Travels . In the book the Yahoos are a race of human like creatures encountered by the book's protagonist Lemuel Gulliver.

Mathematics - Careers / Employment - 15.08.2018
Universities "must look deeper" into the drivers of inequality within research
Universities must seek a deeper understanding of the drivers of inequality in job roles and academic ranks if they are to achieve change. Professor Axel Gandy (Chair in Statistics, Imperial College London), Dr Georg Hahn (Senior Research Associate in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Lancaster University) and Professor Nick Jennings (Vice Provost for Research at Imperial College London) have looked at possible inequalities relating to grant application success rates within Imperial over a five-year period.

Careers / Employment - Computer Science / Telecom - 08.08.2018
Digital gig economy is bad for your wellbeing
The poor quality working conditions associated with the digital gig economy may have consequences for employees' wellbeing, according to new Oxford University research. The poor quality working conditions associated with the digital gig economy may have consequences for employees' wellbeing, according to new Oxford University research.

Careers / Employment - Computer Science / Telecom - 08.08.2018
Digital gig economy is bad for your wellbeing
The poor quality working conditions associated with the digital gig economy may have consequences for employees' wellbeing, according to new Oxford University research. The poor quality working conditions associated with the digital gig economy may have consequences for employees' wellbeing, according to new Oxford University research.

Careers / Employment - Politics - 30.07.2018
Decline in working class politicians, shifted Labour towards right wing policy
The decline in working-class MPs and rise of career politicians shifted the Labour Party towards a more right wing policy stance on welfare, according to a new study by UCL. The research, published in Comparative Political Studies , examined the policy preferences of working-class and career politicians within the Labour Party both pre and during Tony Blair's leadership of the Labour Party. The study shows that working-class MPs were substantially more in favour of traditional welfare policies than their careerist colleagues.

Careers / Employment - 26.07.2018
Why women stay behind the scenes at work
Avoiding backlash, feeling authentic and balancing work with family responsibilities are reasons women shared with Stanford researchers about why they opt to work on the sidelines. While research has shown that visibility in the workplace is critical for professional advancement, the reality is that for some women, it's easier said than done.

Careers / Employment - Business / Economics - 19.07.2018
Most employees can work smarter, given the chance
More than half (58%) of employees in Britain can identify changes at work which would make them more productive, a research team drawn from UCL Institute of Education (IOE), Cardiff University and Nuffield College, Oxford has found. These findings are published today in the Skills and Employment Survey (2017).

Philosophy - Careers / Employment - 12.07.2018
Bridging the divide: philosophy meets science
A unique three-year project to bridge the divide between science and philosophy - which embedded early-career philosophers into some of Cambridge's ground-breaking scientific research clusters - is the subject of a new film released today. Academics in the humanities as well as the sciences are beginning to appreciate some of the difficulties arising from the extreme degrees of specialisation - where we are losing the ability to talk to each other.

Careers / Employment - Business / Economics - 12.07.2018
Executive salaries showing stronger increases
Research news In 2017, salaries of management board members of DAX-listed companies rose by 4.5 percent - stronger than in the three years before. Bonuses are thus moving in line with the even bigger increases in corporate profits and DAX share prices. However, the base salaries of board members, not linked to performance, were also higher.
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