On the agenda – Week 44

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3 november 2011 | What is the role of public universities in HE? In England, the government’s new emphasis on private universities has triggered a debate. Also “on the agenda” this week: Bristol University detects disease outbreaks via social media and Latin America is declared “next educational champion”.

What is on the agenda for higher education stakeholders all overthe world? Every week ScienceGuide presents you a selection of themost important topics and items trending in social media.

Take 1 – Policy

@Public University: The Public University andthe Private Student: A False Dichotomy http://tinyurl.com/3f7v7n9

@Organization for Borderless Higher Education:Greeks seek to escape debt crisis abroad http://reut.rs/sUyehr

@JørgenHeramb: Canada eases immigration to allow more foreign studentshttp://bit.ly/vrNKTG

Take 2 – Research

@Bristol University: Could social media be usedto detect disease outbreaks? http://bit.ly/s6CNmx

@Max-Planck Press: Do we need words to graspemotions? Max Planck Institute for psycholinguistics,language, anthropology, perception http://bit.ly/ua3zOf

@OECD: Month of birth matters for UK children’swell-being as well as for test scores, IFS study http://bit.ly/uebG8g

Take 3 – Developing Countries

@WorldEducation Services: Latin America could become the world’s”next educational champion”, experts predict: http://ow.ly/77tLX

@EricBeerkens: What should the role of foreign universities play inthe development of educational capacity within India?  http://bit.ly/sfGOqI

@Global Higher Ed: The long arm of the Chinesestate > China Funds U.S. Colleges, Doesn’t Want TibetDiscussed  http://bloom.bg/ryuaK4