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  • On the agenda – Week 7, 2012

    - Is it possible to convince graduates not to work in finance? Ivy League universities try and fail. Furthermore, in this week’s “On the agenda”: a ranking of the world’s best student cities and a map of where the contributors come from that shape Wikipedia.

    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

    @Global Higher Ed: Ivy League's failure is Wall Street's gain.

    @Eric Beerkens: Fallacies of a market approach to public higher education.

    @Centre for Market Reform of Education: Breaking the education apartheid between academic and vocational skills.

    Take 2 - Internationalization

    @World Uni Rankings: QS Best Student Cities Rankings, see the full list here.

    @Geoff Wilmshurst: International Student World Map Based on Tweets.

    @UK Border Agency: From 6 April, only the most talented international graduates can apply to stay in the UK for work purposes.

    Take 3 - R&D

    @Mark Graham: Where do Wikipedia edits come from? Our graphics map the locations of wikipedia contributions.

    @EADI: Global Food Price Volatility and Spikes: An Overview of Costs, Causes, and Solutions.

    @MIT: Study from MIT Global Change, China's pollution puts a dent in its economy even though air quality is getting better.