On the agenda – Week 50, 2011

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16 december 2011 | Does nepotism contribute to brain drain? Data from Italy suggests it does. Furthermore, in this week’s “On the agenda”: A professor from England reflects on Britain’s ‘No’ to the EU and experiments indicate that asking questions like Socrates might not be the best way to teach.

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 – Internationalization

@Organization for Borderless Higher Education:Gifted flee to foreign fields as Italy strangled by blood ties.

@Robert Visscher: ‘Halve foreign students’,Dutch right-wing party says.

@WorldEducation Services: 20% of higher ed students should spend 3months studying or training abroad by 2020, EU members have agreed.

Take 2 – Policy

@University of Kent: Can Britain stand alonefrom EU deal? Kent professor of politics and internationalrelations, Richard Whitman, discusses situation.

@The Korea Herald: Korea – The pitfalls ofcutting college tuition in half.

@GlobalHigherEd: ‘Striving to be first amongequals’ (on higher ed transformations in the Netherlands).

Take 3 – Excellence

@Annie Murphy Paul: Why Asking Questions MightNot Be The Best Way to Teach.

@Education Futures: The university as a flag ofconvenience by John Moravec.

@Science Magazine: Saudi Universities offer cashin exchange for academic prestige.

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