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  • On the agenda – Week 3, 2012

    - How do tuition fees affect university choice? Numbers from Sweden show international applications rebounded after a slump due to last year’s introduction of fees. Furthermore, in this week’s “On the agenda”: German scientists create the smallest hard drive saving 1 bit per 12 atoms and a vision on pay-as-you-go lectures.

    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 - Internationalization

    @FutureTalent Group: Foreign applications to Swedish universities rebound.

    @DAAD: Plan to send every second German student abroad.

    @University of British Columbia: Internationalizing Chinese Higher Education institutions.

    Take 2 - R&D

    @Max Planck Press: 12 atoms per bit: the world's smallest magnetic data storage unit?

    @Guardian Education: Academic publishers have become the enemies of science | Dr Mike Taylor.

    @The King Center: Open The King Center Imaging project and Martin Luther King archive brings the works and papers of Martin Luther King to a digital generation.

    Take 3 - Policy

    @Center for International HE: Pay-as-you-go lectures would give us real choice.

    @Vangelis Tsiligiris: US model threatens European traditions.

    @GlobalHigherEd: Academic R&D financed by business, for selected countries: 1981-2009.