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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.”
    3 november - Just after the deception of Schiaparelli’s failed landing at Mars, the European Commission presents a new space strategy for the period of 2017-2020. “The overall international space context is changing fast: competition is increasing; new entrants are bringing challenges and new ambitions in space.”
    21 april - Tory rebels push government for better deal on overseas students. Liberia outsourcing education. China aims to be a global leader on energy. How legislation is choking European innovation and all on the French elections this Sunday. This week's On the Agenda.
    7 april - Turkey refusing to recognise diploma's from 29 universities over alleged coup links. China wants most of it citizens to speak mandarin. Planet discoverer calls for strong promotion of EU research. British academics enjoy most autonomy in Europe and all on Russia in this week's On the Agenda.