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World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development – What about Cultural Diversity in Science?

May 21 has been appointed by the UN as World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity in 2001 and in 2002, the UN declared May 21 the day to remind … Continue reading

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600,000 Words from Oxford English Dictionary – Use Them, Choose Them and Don’t Wear Them Out!

When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’ (Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) A worthy hint from Open Culture website, … Continue reading

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Winter Visit to British Library: Joining the Debate on Growing Knowledge

Visiting London is always an experience of re-living a written text, very dream-like. This time it was about reaching out for the massive amount of books deposited in the British Library and described not in fiction but on my blog … Continue reading

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Culturomics – Search Lots of Books With Google Ngram Viewer

Another interesting humanities research tool has recently been made available with Google Labs. This tool allows for quantitive methods to be applied in order to complement the research in philosophy, art, language and topics alike. Google Ngram Viewer generates a … Continue reading

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Teaching Everyone, Everywhere

The idea of an Open University is not a new one – many countries have one or more universities with an “open door” academic policy – that is, there are no entry requirements. In fact, perhaps the first such university … Continue reading

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Clearing a Path to Education

A Croatian friend asked me the other day if I knew anything about postgraduate courses being offered by a UK university. He had stumbled upon an ad for Work Based Learning courses being offered by the University of Middlesex. He … Continue reading

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Riding the Wave of E-Infrastructure – High Level Group’s Vision of the Year 2030

I was not fully aware of how close I was to the EU’s vision of the future research investment when I imagined Open Access on newly discovered exoplanet. It is possible that Earth could hold such possibilities, as well. Recently, … Continue reading

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