On the agenda – Week 8, 2011

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24 februari 2012 | What are consequences of Anglicisation in research and HE? Finnish universities struggle with language, costs and international students. Furthermore, in this week’s “On the agenda”: Ireland serves as a role model for Libyan higher education and some noise boosts creativity.

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

@CIHE: Think global or stay local? Finnishsector weighs its options.

@QS World University Rankings: Harvard for $6700a year?

@OECDEducation: Universities that charge moderate fees, combinedwith robust financial aid, promote access, equity & completion.

Take 2 – Developing countries

@HigherEducation Authority: Libya looks to Ireland as a model foreducation reform.

@TimeMagazine: The world’s largest university struggles to educatemillions of new students in India.

@EAIE: Indonesia – Controversy over compulsoryresearch publishing for all students.

Take 3 – R&D

@WallStreet Journal: People who work in cafes are onto something: amoderate level of noise prompts more-creative thought, a study finds.

@Elspeth Jones: Belief in cultural superiorityhas declined among Americans across age, gender and education groups.

@Nature Magazine: Wild flower blooms again after30,000 years on ice.

…and this week on ScienceGuideEU

@ScienceGuideEU: “No barriers for science,please” – Interview with Jason Wilde from Nature Publishing Groupon open access.

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