On the agenda – Week 46, 2011

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18 november 2011 | How autonomous are universities all over Europe? An EUA scorecard ranks HE systems. Furthermore, in this week’s “On the agenda”: The LSE estimates the impact of excellence and internationalization on the British economy and hedge funds tell students to pick sciences over law studies.

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

Take 1 – Policy

@European University Association: EUA ranks andrates 26 countries on organisational, financial, staffing andacademic autonomy.

@Distinct Project: The distinctiveness gap – thefindings from our survey of VCs

@Centrefor Market Reform of Education: Interview – David Willetts on’The Pinch’, tuition fee increases, and outlook for higher education.

Take 2 – R&D

@Nick Randall: Interesting LSE report on NewLabour’s economic record with an equally interesting response here

@British Academy: At the British Academy todayEU Research Comissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn pledged EU fundingfor social sciences and humanities research.

@MIT: 252 million years ago, a mass extinctionhit Earth. Was 20,000 years of CO2 emissions to blame?

Take 3 – Finance

@Christopher Ziguras: Hedge Fund to Students:Pick Tech School Over Law School

@David Wyld: When Cutting Deficit, Dont LoseHistoric Focus on Education, Research – Opinion Piece (Roll Call)

@EurasiaNet: Turkey: Are Turkish youngsters toosmart?

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