On the agenda – Week 11, 2012

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16 maart 2012 | Should European research be funded based on ‘excellence only’? 50% of ERC grants go to 50 institutions. Furthermore, in this week’s “On the agenda”: the British HE sector is yet to see more merger activity and a survey ranks the most reputable universities.

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 – R&D

@EricBeerkens: Helga Nowotny from European Research Council saysthat “If 50% of ERC grants go to 50 institutions across Europe, itis obvious that they are extremely attractive“.

@Futurity News: It’s not what they say, it’s howdeep they say it.

@Oxford University: Birds have evolved compass’head up display’ similar to a fighter pilot‘s.

Take 2 – Finance

@OBHE: HEFCE expects more mergers for financialconvenience in the higher education sector.

@GlobalHigherEd: Wall Street’s Latest CampusRecruiting Crisis Sparked by Goldman Controversy

@NewYork Times: Encyclopedia Britannica is going out of print.

Take 3 – Excellence

@ForbesMagazine: The World’s Most Reputable Universities.

@Guardian Edu: Cambridge student gets 7-term banfor poetic protest at speech by England’s higher education minister.

@IDPDatabase: The road to academic excellence: building successfulresearch universities, Philip Altbach at Going Global 2012.

…and this week on ScienceGuideEU

@ScienceGuideEU: English media hail Dutch highereducation for well ranked unis, smaller classes, English programs,reasonable tuition fees.

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