Simon Baker (@higherbaker )

Simon Baker

Bio Data editor for Times Higher Education. Any opinions are my own, any witty comments definitely wont be.
Location London
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Account created 03-02-2012 14:16:30
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Twitter Web App : German ‘star virologist’ targeted in tabloid campaign: using critical comments about a preprint, Bild launched a front-page attack on Christian Drosten. Scientists fear this will chill academic discussion of preliminary results bit.ly/2yT7SyN

Twitter Web App : US public universities face survival battle and reconnection with local mission: state institutions that come through crisis will face student influx and must prioritise ‘communities they were designed to serve’, experts say. Simon Baker reports
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Twitter Web App : Manchester to keep lectures online when the next academic year begins in September. Other UK universities likely to follow lead timeshighereducation.com/news/coronavir…

Twitter Web App : This fascinating data analysis from Times Higher Education data scientist Billy Wong shows where worldwide expertise on coronaviruses is clustered. Notice how one of the top individual researchers is a household name in a country lauded for its response so far... timeshighereducation.com/news/do-we-nee…

Twitter Web App : This should prove to be pretty interesting given the UCU and LE Education report out today on the potential financial hit to UK unis of the Covid crisis. timeshighereducation.com/news/coronavir… twitter.com/timeshighered/…

Twitter Web App : A lot as been written about the different approaches to coronavirus in the UK and Germany.

One thing that has struck me here is the willingness to involve philosophers, historians, jurists and theologians in the discussion, particularly as we decide how to lift restrictions. twitter.com/timeshighered/…

Twitter Web App : Wonderful to see great speakers now going live to 835 people from around the world and growing as we discuss if SDGs can provide a new measure of innovation? #THEglobalimpact

Twitter Web App : If you don't think PAW Patrol is worthy of academic attention, have a look at the furious political reaction to sociologist Liam Kennedy's recent paper on subject and you might think again twitter.com/timeshighered/…

Twitter Web App : This Thursday Im speaking with ex-universities ministers – Jo Johnson Chris Skidmore and Lord Willetts – about post-Covid global HE. Lunchtime for the UK/Europe, breakfast time for the early risers on the east coast. Will you join us? #THEinConversation timeshighereducation.zoom.us/webinar/regist…

Twitter Web App : Headline in one of the nationals says "why do politicians seem prone to coronavirus?" Er, maybe because they seem to get a test with mild symptoms unlike most of the population.