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  • On the agenda – Week 11, 2012

    - Should European research be funded based on ‘excellence only’? 50% of ERC grants go to 50 institutions. Furthermore, in this week’s “On the agenda”: the British HE sector is yet to see more merger activity and a survey ranks the most reputable universities.

    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 - R&D

    @Eric Beerkens: Helga Nowotny from European Research Council says that "If 50% of ERC grants go to 50 institutions across Europe, it is obvious that they are extremely attractive".

    @Futurity News: It's not what they say, it's how deep they say it.

    @Oxford University: Birds have evolved compass 'head up display' similar to a fighter pilot's.

    Take 2 - Finance

    @OBHE: HEFCE expects more mergers for financial convenience in the higher education sector.

    @GlobalHigherEd: Wall Street's Latest Campus Recruiting Crisis Sparked by Goldman Controversy

    @New York Times: Encyclopedia Britannica is going out of print.

    Take 3 - Excellence

    @Forbes Magazine: The World's Most Reputable Universities.

    @Guardian Edu: Cambridge student gets 7-term ban for poetic protest at speech by England's higher education minister.

    @IDP Database: The road to academic excellence: building successful research universities, Philip Altbach at Going Global 2012.

    …and this week on ScienceGuideEU

    @ScienceGuideEU: English media hail Dutch higher education for well ranked unis, smaller classes, English programs, reasonable tuition fees.