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Four Countries Seek International Researchers

In an effort to attract researchers, four countries have launched funding programs for international recruitment. Britain has budgeted about $130 million for its Rutherford Fund to lure foreign researchers for visits up to 10 years. In addition, Canada is using around $94 million to recruit up to 35 international researchers for Canada 150 Research Chairs. France is also getting involved, providing $48 million to recruit climate scientists. In relation to France’s efforts, Germany announced plans to join the country’s “Make Our Planet Great Again” initiative. More on these international recruitment efforts is available on the Inside Higher Ed website.

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New Gender Gap Analysis Published

A new analytical report on gender disparities in the research field has been released by information solutions-leader Elsevier. “Gender in the Global Research Landscape” examines research performance by gender from a dozen countries or regions, and more than 20 years and in 27 fields. Some of the report’s main findings include: Women collaborate internationally less than men Women inventors are on the rise, but the number remains proportionally low Women are less likely to participate in cross-sector research concerning academe and industry More on Elsevier’s report is available on Inside Higher Ed.

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