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  • 22 februari - Good teachers integrate “a body of knowledge into their teaching behaviour and constantly mobilising those bits and pieces of knowledge,” OECD-director Dirk van Damme writes in his blog on innovative teaching. "It is only by understanding this process, that we will find what makes a ‘good teacher."
    14 februari - How is the Erasmus+ programme perceived by universities in Europe? The programme for internationalisation of higher education is currently undergoing its mid-term review and the European University Association (EUA) is giving some recommendations.
    4 april - At the Open Science conference of the Dutch EU-presidency the stakes are high, because “in everyday research, science is only accessible to scientists. Science has a high wall around it. A wall that keeps knowledge and data inside - and keeps the public out.” Minister Sander Dekker therefore pleads for opening up, drastically.
    14 maart - Hanan al-Hroub is the 2016 winner of the Global Teacher Prize. This was announced by Pope Francis in a message to the award-event this weekend. Who is she and was has teacher Hanan done to receive this special honor and $1 million to invest in her educationdream?
    6 april - Het negentiende-eeuwse Foxcombe Hall was de Universiteit van Peking bijna negen miljoen pond waard om een nieuwe dependance in te stichten in Oxford. De business school moet studenten een introductie bieden in de Chinese economie.
    2 maart - In 2013 Utrecht was named the most competitive region following the Regional Competitive Index carried out by the European Commission. In 2016 they have been overtaken by London.
    30 januari - Trump’s executive order to temporarily prevent people from seven Muslim-majority countries entrance into the US is already affecting academia. The European University Association (EUA) voices its concerns. “This is playing politics with the world knowledge pool and with academics’ and students’ lives.”
    26 januari - Not even a week after the Women’s March mobilized millions of people throughout the United States, scientists are planning a similar event for scientists worried about the policies of the Trump administration. “We hope to use this as a starting point to take a stand for science in politics.”
    8 december - The recent financial crisis has hit activities in science, technology and innovation very hard, a new report by the OECD shows. “The proportion of public spending that goes to R&D is unlikely to increase, and a decline in the public funding of universities is already noticeable in many countries.”
    24 november - The process of leaving the European Union is still concerning scientists in the UK. The Science and Technology Committee of the British House of Commons is urging for a Chief Scientific Adviser as part of the Department for Exiting the EU (DExEU).
    26 mei - This week's On the Agenda with Japan looking to make free higher education a constitutional right, white supremacists upsurge puts US universities under pressure, China expands antarctic ambitions, supposedly for science and all on Trump and his visit to Brussels in this week's On the Agenda.
    12 mei - How China is using soft power to boost its international appeal. Betsy DeVos booed at historically black college. Macron's moment is Europe's too. The KU Leuven the heart of European innovation. Science publishers and the rise in copyright breaches and all on the Middle East in this week's On the Agenda.