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The New Economics of Higher Education

We would like to invite you to a public lecture by Professor Jo Ritzen (Maastricht University) which takes place at CERGE-EI, Politických vězňů 7, Prague 1 on May 19th at 10 AM.

Professor Jo Ritzen is a former minister of education during the 1990s who contributed to fundamental reforms of the Dutch higher education system and research.

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World economy: Traversing uncertainty

March 30, 2017 Columbia University (by Jan Svejnar)  For the last five years the global economy has grown at a disappointingly slow rate of about 3 percent. Every year the rate of growth fell below expectations and this gradually resulted in lower future output expectations and reduction in spending and potential GDP growth.

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Predatory journals in Scopus

The study maps the penetration of so-called “predatory” scholarly journals into the citation database Scopus. Predatory journals exploit the author pays open access model, and conduct only cursory or no peer review, despite claims to the contrary. Some such journals will publish almost anything for money.

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