On the agenda – Week 26, 2012

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29 juni 2012 | What is the return to investing in higher education? An average OECD member reaps 300% yield, data indicates. Furthermore, in this week’s “On the agenda”: 700,000 students to benefit from Obama’s new immigration policy and research reveals how researchers of tomorrow work.

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

@OECDEducation: Higher education: a good long-term investment? Whatdo OECD education indicators reveal?

@INTONetwork: QS World University rankings are out.

@ICEFMonitor: 8 countries leading the way in online education.

Take 2 – Students

@WES:700,000 students expected to benefit from new #Obama #immigrationpolicy.

@CIHE:College for All? Politicians and pundits ramp up questions aboutvalue of degrees.

@BBCEducation: In United Kingdom, Number of graduates in basic jobsdoubles in five years.

Take 3 – R&D

@Research Impact: Researchers of Tomorrow:research behavior of Generation Y doctoral students.

@University Ghent Research: Dare to think -Scholars need to move from filling gaps to more imaginative andinnovative research.

@Max Planck Society: How tomatoes lost their taste.

…and this week on ScienceGuideEU

@ScienceGuideEU: Khan Academy is now offeringteachers the ability to access all of their students’ data on a ‘dashboard‘.

@ScienceGuideEU: Higher education and students,overcoming the communication barrier: Sit down, have a snack.

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