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  • On the agenda – Week 2, 2011

    - What is the future of Greek innovation and HE? University rectors and government officials reach dead end in negotiations. Furthermore, in this week’s “On the agenda”: chance of extraterrestrial life boosted as Kepler finds hints at billions of exoplanets and MIT shares its excellence for free online.

    What is on the agenda for higher education stakeholders all over the world? Every week ScienceGuide presents you with a selection of the most important topics and items trending in social media.

    Take 1 - Policy

    @Nature: Greek science on the brink.

    @Jamshed Siddiqui: In India - Faculty shortage may pose hurdle to four-year course plans.

    @World Uni Rankings: Does Mars orbit the Earth, or have falling numbers lowered Japanese university entrance standards catastrophically?

    Take 2 - R&D

    @SEN: Kepler finds 3 smallest exoplanets - 3 out of 100 billion+ planets in our galaxy.

    @A Hippo on Campus: A coffee per day keeps the adenosine at bay.

    @Università Bocconi: Financial Supervision and Central Banking: The Improvements Which Backfired.

    Take 3 - Digitalization

    @AegiSite: MIT to build online education platform: MIT will offer the same online learning experience to the rest of the world as well.

    @Doug Ward: What I've Learned from Teaching with iPads.

    @TechCrunch: BenchPrep Is CodeAcademy For Any Subject, High School To Med School.