On the agenda – Week 25, 2012

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22 juni 2012 | How many educated workers is the world economy lacking? A McKinsey report estimates a skill gap of 38 to 40 million citizens. Furthermore, in this week’s “On the agenda”: Germany relaxes job rules for international students and a research describes the dynamics of Wikipedia edit wars.

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

@Julie Harris: The Global Skill Gap: 38 millionto 40 million fewer workers with tertiary education than employerswill need.

@Education intelligence: Higher educationleaders predict a two-tier university system.

@Ed Week: STEM programs – why they make no sense(in the US).

Take 2 – Internationalization

@Deccan Chronicle: Germany relaxes job rules forinternational students.

@CIHE: Ireland joins Brazil scholarship scheme.

@OBHE: UK seeks private finance for overseasuniversity expansion.

Take 3 – R&D

@PLoSONE: Dynamics of Wikipedia edit wars.

@Warwick Knowledge: Alan Turing, Polymath.

@Scholarly Kitchen: The Finch Report on OpenAccess has been released.

…and this week on ScienceGuideEU

@ScienceGuideEU: How can university leadersovercome the communication barrier between them and their students?

@ScienceGuideEU: Could geo-engineering turnEurope into a desert?

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