On the agenda – Week 7, 2012

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18 februari 2012 | Is it possible to convince graduates not to work in finance? Ivy League universities try and fail. Furthermore, in this week’s “On the agenda”: a ranking of the world’s best student cities and a map of where the contributors come from that shape Wikipedia.

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

@Global Higher Ed: Ivy League’s failure is WallStreet’s gain.

@EricBeerkens: Fallacies of a market approach to public higher education.

@Centrefor Market Reform of Education: Breaking the educationapartheid between academic and vocational skills.

Take 2 – Internationalization

@World Uni Rankings: QS Best Student CitiesRankings, see the full list here.

@Geoff Wilmshurst: International Student WorldMap Based on Tweets.

@UK Border Agency: From 6 April, only the mosttalented international graduates can apply to stay in the UK forwork purposes.

Take 3 – R&D

@MarkGraham: Where do Wikipedia edits come from? Our graphics mapthe locations of wikipedia contributions.

@EADI:Global Food Price Volatility and Spikes: An Overview of Costs,Causes, and Solutions.

@MIT: Study from MIT GlobalChange, China’s pollution puts a dent in its economy eventhough air quality is getting better.

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