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  • On the agenda - Week 17, 2012

    - Is loan financed higher education sustainable? English students brace themselves. Furthermore, in this week’s “On the agenda”: India plans 200 new universities to be built within the next 5 years and open access is not as simple as it sounds.

    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 - Students

    @Bloomberg News: England Student Debt Unprecedented as Government Shifts Funding.

    @OECD Edu: How can students today develop critical thinking, and understand what is true and why? Interview with Harvard Professor Howard Gardner.

    @International Unit: HE reform key for European jobs and growth - Androulla Vassiliou tells Bologna Process Ministers.

    Take 2 - Developing Countries

    @OBHE: 200 universities across India in next 5 years.

    @Boston CIHE: In Brazil, a Conference on Internationalization Debates Its Dangers.

    @World Education Services: Russian universities may choose to issue debt to improve their academic infrastructure under new autonomy reforms.

    Take 3 - R&D

    @Scholarly Kitchen: Open access not as simple as it sounds: outgoing ARC boss.

    @Julie Harris: Certainty Principle: People Who Hold False Convictions Are Better at Retaining Corrected Information.

    @IDW: Researchers from the University of Zurich discover new particle at CERN.

    …and this week on ScienceGuideEU

    @ScienceGuideEU: The new yuppie is a she.

    @ScienceGuideEU: Dutch government privatizes public debt through student loans.