On the agenda – Week 23, 2012

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8 juni 2012 | Have all Mediterranean countries given up on their knowledge economies? Portugal fosters high level HE and tech with MIT. Furthermore, in this week’s “On the agenda”: one third of all degrees held worldwide will be from China in 2020 and flowers optimize their colors for bee vision.

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 – Europe

@MITPortugal: At MIT talk, Portugal’s foreignminister emphasizes commitment to ‘stability’ in Europe.

@Global Higher Ed: What effect is the economiccrisis really having on European Higher Education?

@ESU: Minister scraps Czech university reform bill.

Take 2 – Policy

@Lloyd Armstrong: One third of young people witha tertiary degree from China by 2020?

@Jamil Salmi: Attracting talent in a globalacademic world – How emerging research universities can benefitfrom brain circulation.

@INTO: Colleges and universities must takeentrepreneurial approach to overcome challenges, new report says.

Take 3 – R&D

@Futurity News: Flowers ‘optimized’ colors forbee vision.

@Indian Higher Education: Our scientists shouldspeak out, says PM; Scientists ask Centre to cut red tape to aid research.

@InTechWeb: Keep the research library open aftergraduation.

…and this week on ScienceGuideEU

@ScienceGuideEU: Bankers turn from vice to value.

@ScienceGuideEU: The natural enemies of thecigarette: fruits and veggies.

@ScienceGuideEU: “Europe’s governments mustfulfill promise to secure ‘highest possible level of public fundingfor higher education‘.

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