On the agenda – Week 3, 2012

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20 januari 2012 | How do tuition fees affect university choice? Numbers from Sweden show international applications rebounded after a slump due to last year’s introduction of fees. Furthermore, in this week’s “On the agenda”: German scientists create the smallest hard drive saving 1 bit per 12 atoms and a vision on pay-as-you-go lectures.

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

@FutureTalent Group: Foreign applications toSwedish universities rebound.

@DAAD: Plan to send every second German studentabroad.

@University of British Columbia:Internationalizing Chinese Higher Education institutions.

Take 2 – R&D

@Max Planck Press: 12 atoms per bit: the world’ssmallest magnetic data storage unit?

@Guardian Education: Academic publishers havebecome the enemies of science | Dr Mike Taylor.

@The King Center: Open The King Center Imagingproject and Martin Luther King archive brings the works and papersof Martin Luther King to a digital generation.

Take 3 – Policy

@Centerfor International HE: Pay-as-you-go lectures would give us realchoice.

@Vangelis Tsiligiris: US model threatensEuropean traditions.

@GlobalHigherEd: Academic R&D financed bybusiness, for selected countries: 1981-2009.

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