On the agenda – Week 8, 2011
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 &
Take 2 – Developing countries
@HigherEducation Authority: Libya looks to Ireland as a model foreducation
@TimeMagazine: The world’s largest university struggles to educatemillions of new students in
@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
@Elspeth Jones: Belief in cultural superiorityhas declined among Americans across age, gender and education
@Nature Magazine: Wild flower blooms again after30,000 years on
…and this week on ScienceGuideEU
@ScienceGuideEU: “No barriers for science,please” – Interview with Jason Wilde from Nature Publishing Groupon open access.