Teaching international relations post-COVID-19 pandemic period: Will there be any significant changes?

Zeba Rayee and Shantesh Kumar Singh raise two questions as how the pandemic has and will be affecting the teaching methods and approaches post-COVID-19 pandemic period and what kind of new debates will take place in teaching international relations. With the end of this decade, the world has witnessed an

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Should supervisors be training PhD students to achieve impact?

In addition to thesis writing, PhD candidates in SHAPE subjects are expected to be able to communicate their research to diverse audiences and also be prepared for careers outside of Higher Education. Should PhD supervision cover these areas, or does impact training sit more naturally elsewhere in the university ecosystem?

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NEP’s 2030 target to hammer unscrupulous institutes is way far: Stump them now!

Pooja Birwatkar shares serious issues concerning Indian teacher education institutes  that are involved in predatory practices of awarding degrees. She maintains that the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 is highly cognisant about the wrong practices especially in stand-alone teacher education colleges but opines that closing them by 2030 is a long period. 

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Virtual communities: Boosters of knowledge economy

The virtual communities, in today’s knowledge-based economy, are playing a crucial role in the socio-economic environment. This virtual community, that shares information and knowledge through the digital networks, has been the biggest influencer on a society. Vibhuti Patel portrays how virtual communities are silently boosting knowledge economy where knowledge is

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Why using Impact Factor for measuring research is snake oil?

The access to scholarly literature determines the citation behaviour, however, mere citation metrics of any sort are not a good measure to indicate quality. Despite this loophole, the Impact Factor is used for simpleness to measure productivity. Perhaps this is leading to mushrooming of predatory publications. To address this issue,

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