18 juni - ‘A good education’ tops the list of priorities expressed by poor people all over the world. This is the preliminary result of the UN’s global survey called ‘MY World’. It forms the input for the next generation development goals.
13 juni - Safe, effective and affordable medicines for many poverty-related diseases are still lacking. Therefore the EU and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will work together on R&D of life-saving medicines. “This will represent a big step forward for the millions who suffer from poverty-related diseases."
5 juni - Turkey holds the dubious record of having the highest number of journalists imprisoned. How about the academics? Does the clamp down on freedom of speech hit the academic world just as hard as it hits the media?
15 april - Obama might soon join the list of American Presidents that have a university named after them, although this one is slightly different. It will be built in a little village in Kenya.
4 april - EdX and Stanford team up to build an open source platform and the smartphone technology influences education in Africa. Also, on this week’s agenda, why are almost all the world’s largest solar panel producers in danger of going bankrupt?
3 april - The Hague is the city of peace and justice and hosts the International Criminal Court. Students from The Hague University of Applied Sciences met with the directors of the eye-opening documentary “The Court” in which the head prosecutor of the ICC, Luis Moreno Ocampo, was followed for six years.
22 maart - The Indian president calls for a “culture of excellence” in higher education and the EU opens up access to scientific research. Also, on this week’s agenda, the most detailed picture ever of the early universe.
19 maart - The Russian Ministry of Education will monitor the effectiveness of universities by calculating the number of unemployed graduates applying for positions at job centers. This way universities that are producing the most unemployed graduates can be identified.
27 februari - This week Sugata Mitra, inventor of the famous ‘Hole in the wall-experiment’, received the $1 million TED Prize 2013. Another boost for his Delhi slum education project.
21 februari - The German Ambassador to India encouraged Indian students to learn German. To attract the best and the brightest the language barrier has to be lowered. "Our goal is that by 2017, one million Indian students would have learnt, at least, basic German.
14 februari - The EU and Latin America want to intensify their cooperation in higher education and research. The Alfa Puentes project stimulates the integration of Latin America’s higher education systems by uniting university associations from both regions.
11 februari - China will begin to charge tuition fees for all its postgraduate programs. The new tuition scheme, starting in the fall of 2014 will offer more flexible choices of financial aid for students, while improving the overall quality of postgraduate education.
5 februari - 72-year old Abba Alhadi singlehandedly saved a large part of the Ahmed Baba-library in Timbuktu from Al Qaida. He hid unique ancient manuscripts in empty rice and millet bags.
4 februari - The brave new world of higher education and African Union boosts universities. Furthermore in this week on the agenda, scientists explore the fish brain and is 2013 the year Big Data becomes mainstream in education?
25 januari - How does HE quality assurance in China work? Mr. Jianmin Li, Minister-Counsellor at the China Mission to the EU knows from his own experience. China works with yellow and red cards. Now deepening cooperation with Europe is attractive.