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  • On the Agenda - Week 22, 2013

    - The most ancient university in the world returns to life. Nalanda University in northern India might attract scholars from all over the world, like it did before its destruction in 1193. Also in this week’s ‘on the agenda’ might European teenagers vote soon?

    Take 1 – Developing Countries

    @OECD_Edu: India's ancient university that is older than Oxford and Bologna, returns to life

    @ForeignAffairs: Africa's Economic Boom: Why the Pessimists and the Optimists Are Both Right

    @ThaneRichard: Students are the victims and culprits of India’s broken higher education system

    Take 2 – Higher Education

    @EU_Commission: Prats-Monne : We are expecting a tsunami in higher education - demand in Arabia and Asia will skyrocket

    @echarles11: Very interesting case studies of how 1994 group universities are boosting their students' employability

    @IIEGoodman: New report released at #NAFSA13 finds that there are over 46,500 US students pursuing degrees abroad

    Take 3 – European Youth Week

    @Europarl_EN: European Youth Week: giving young people a voice in the decisions that shape their life

    @VassiliouEU: Celebrating 25 years of EU support for Youth

    @EuroYouthPortal: 1st winner of YiA awards announced for youth exchange: Flemish-speaking community of Belgium.

    …and this week on ScienceGuideEU

    @ScienceGuideEU: It is sad to see that many young people are tricked into ‘mediastudies’. It is deception, betrayal even” says Irish Education Minister Ruairí Quinn.

    @ScienceGuideEU: European universities cling on to full cost model in Horizon 2020, to strengthen their competitiveness worldwide.