Investigación

Políticas de Investigación

A USC e Alma Technologies sentan as bases para futuras colaboracións en investigación e desenvolvemento aplicadas á TIC

USC: A USC e a empresa Alma Technologies sentan as bases para futuras colaboracións en investigación e desenvolvemento aplicadas ás TIC

O reitor da Universidade de Santiago, Senén Barro, e o director xeral de Alma Technologies, Demetrio Suárez Castro, asinaron esta mañá no Colexio de San Xerome un acordo marco para a colaboración conxunta en actividades de investigación, desenvolvemento tecnolóxico e innovación vencelladas ás Tecnoloxías da Información e as Comunicacións (TIC).

Entre as modalidades de colaboración que se poderán establecer entre a USC e Alma Technologies, empresa matriz dun grupo de compañías especializadas en prover de solucións tecnolóxicas a empresas e corporacións, figuran a execución de proxectos e contratos de investigación e desenvolvemento; cooperación en programas de formación de persoal docente e investigador e persoal de administración e servizos, especialmente en aspectos de mobilidade, buscadores, ou seguridade; e asesoramento mutuo en cuestións relacionadas coas súas respectivas actividades en materia de Tecnoloxías da Información e as Comunicacións.

USC Xornal electrónico, 16/03/04

Los investigadores se rebelan

Los investigadores se rebelan

Cientos de becarios exigen en Navarra una normativa que sustituya las becas por una contratación laboral digna

Investigar sigue siendo llorar en nuestro país. Así lo atestiguan cientos de jóvenes becarios que realizan la tarea básica de la investigación en universidades y empresas privadas de Navarra y que han salido por primera vez a la calle para exigir que sus precarias becas se conviertan en contratos de trabajo que dignifiquen su tarea

El País/País vasco, 04/02/04

Cataluña: Carles Solà incentivará la investigación universitaria

Cataluña: Carles Solà incentivará la investigación universitaria

Investigación, Europa y calidad, y fuertes críticas a la Ley Orgánica de Universidades (LOU), aprobada por el PP con los votos de CiU. Éstos fueron los ejes que guiaron la primera comparecencia de Carles Solà, consejero del Departamento de Universidades, ante la comisión de Cultura del Parlament

El País/Cataluña, 06/02/04

Cientos de becarios exigen en Navarra una normativa que sustituya las becas por una contratación laboral digna

Los investigadores se rebelan
Cientos de becarios exigen en Navarra una normativa que sustituya las becas por una contratación laboral digna

Investigar sigue siendo llorar en nuestro país. Así lo atestiguan cientos de jóvenes becarios que realizan la tarea básica de la investigación en universidades y empresas privadas de Navarra y que han salido por primera vez a la calle para exigir que sus precarias becas se conviertan en contratos de trabajo que dignifiquen su tarea

El País/País vasco, 04/02/04

Conferencia de Decanos das Facultades de Psicoloxía de España: Acuerdo sobre la evaluación de la actividad investigadora

Conferencia de Decanos das Facultades de Psicoloxía de España: Acuerdo sobre la evaluación de la actividad investigadora

Documento definitivo que a Conferencia de Decanos das Facultades de Psicoloxía de España elaborou sobre o tema dos "sexenios", e que se enviará hoxe mesmo á Secretaría de Estado de Universidades con copia para a Dirección General de Universidades e para o Coordenador da CNEAI.

Magda Havas: Corporate support can weaken foundation

Magda Havas: Corporate support can weaken foundation

Government under funding of universities has encouraged universities to seek funding elsewhere. One major source of funding for university research is the business community and especially those corporations and industries that can benefit from the research produced. This divides university research into two categories - studies that are fundable with some financial pay off (pharmaceuticals or genetically modified organisms for example) and those that are not fundable either because they threaten industry (health effects of chemical pollutants) or are benign with no obvious economic value now or in the foreseeable future.

Alex Valentine & George Claassen: The University-Industrial Complex: A threat to the public funded institution?

Alex Valentine & George Claassen: The University-Industrial Complex: A threat to the public funded institution?

REMEMBER WHEN science fiction portrayed certain areas of research as dabbling in the creation of doomsday monsters? Well, closer to science fact is that over the past 20 years, research in science has insidiously given rise to a formidable commercial creature: University-Industrial Complex. This beast is the offspring of the commercialisation of science at universities and may doom many of the relevant characteristics of public funded academic institutions.

Claire Polster: From Public Resource to Industry's Instrument: Reshaping the Production of Knowledge in Canada's Universities

Claire Polster: From Public Resource to Industry's Instrument: Reshaping the Production of Knowledge in Canada's Universities
Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol. 23, No. 1 (1998)

Abstract: The ongoing subordination of academic research to the needs of industry is a matter of growing concern to people both within and outside of Canada's universities. However, while the costs of university/industry links are increasingly well understood, the ways in which these links are being accomplished as a practical matter are not. This paper explores the complex reorganizational process in and through which control over our universities' research resources is being progressively ceded to industry. Its main focus is on how recent federal activities related to academic research both contribute and respond to this transformation. The analysis reveals how the benefits and use of our universities' research resources are being privatized, while the costs of academic research are still largely borne by the Canadian public. The implications of the new politics of university research, particularly for strategies to resist the conversion of academic research from a public resource to industry's private instrument, are addressed in the paper's final section.

Lisa Bergson: Why Academia and Business Don't Always Mix

Lisa Bergson: Why Academia and Business Don't Always Mix
The publish-or-perish credo can clash with a company's need for confidentiality

Going to Princeton University makes me happy. I love the big old stone buildings, the musty, maze-like corridors where it's easy to get lost in books, experiments, daydreaming, debates, and theorems. It's my dream of college education fulfilled, a sanctuary far removed from the concerns of crass commercialism.

That's just the problem. I'm not a student at Princeton -- I'm a business partner with a Princeton professor. And in my experience, there's still a whiff of the attitude prevalent 20 years ago among serious academics that faculty engaged in commercial work are somehow "tainted." Indeed, until recently, Princeton made little effort to protect the school's intellectual property (IP) or to prepare its professors for the competitive arena.

I knew none of this in 1994, when I first contacted Professor Kevin Lehmann, a brilliant teacher and inventor, about a promising new technology he had developed.

Is the university-industrial complex out of control?

Is the university-industrial complex out of control?
Nature, 11 January, 2001, Volume 409, Issue number 6817

Links between academia and industry are of increasing concern to academics and to society at large. The sectors involved should review their policies in order to sustain universities' public accountability.

In recent years, many universities have thrived on their relationships with industry. In the sciences, academics and their institutions have benefited from contracts, donations and sponsorship, and from the entrepreneurialism of faculty members - a trait now encouraged by government in most scientifically developed countries. Nowhere is this more so than on the west coast of the United States. One third of all the world's biotechnology companies were founded by faculty members of the University of California.

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