On the agenda – Week 48, 2011

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2 december 2011 | Are rankings favoring Western universities? Asian universities voice their ambition getting to the top. Furthermore, in this week’s “On the agenda”: mild electric shocks make you learn twice as fast and internationalization resembles the German challenge of the 19th century.

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 – Developing Countries

@PhilBaty: “Asia to crack top university ranks”. I talk to ChinaDaily about Times Higher Education World University Ranking.

@WorldEducation Services: Russia looks to reverse brain drain ofyoung researchers and scientists.

@Organization for Borderless Higher Education:Privatization and educational inequality in Chile.

Take 2 – R&D

@JohnDearn: Mild Electric Shocks Speed Learning.

@ScienceBusiness: Horizon2020: The views in Brussels.

@OECDEducation: Why Guessing Is Undervalued: The science of learning.

Take 3 – Internationalization

@Ivy League News: Globalization — What It Meansfor Colleges and Students.

@USHigher Education: China Halts U.S. College Freedom at Class Door.

@IDPDatabase: Overseas students help boost Australian universitiesresearch profile.

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