On the agenda – Week 35, 2012

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31 augustus 2012 | Is the number of students correlated with GDP growth? UK research suggests that a 10% drop in enrolment is associated with 14% less economic growth per year. Furthermore, in this week’s “On the agenda”: poor schooling during childhood does not doom for life and 69% of Portuguese graduates plan to emigrate.

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

@LSE Blog: The new higher education fees regimecould be damaging for the UK economy.

@Scholarly Kitchen: Universities earn $1.4Billion in 2011 from restricting access to scientific results viapatent paywalls.

@Max-Planck Society: Indo-European languagesoriginate in Anatolia.

Take 2 – Policy

@Andreas Schleicher: Are students with poorschooling doomed for the lives? Data from PISA longitudinal studysuggest not necessarily.

@INTONetwork: ‘There are 18 million university and technicalstudents in China and over one million studying in foreign countries‘.

@World University Rankings: Korean governmentsays it is easing rules for universities – but still expects moreplaces than students by 2018.

Take 3 – Internationalization

@PIEnews: On the PIE: 69% of Portuguese plan to emigrate aftergraduation as the Euro debt crisis bites.

@CIHE:From ‘Strivers’ to ‘Highfliers,’ Report Explores Spectrum ofForeign Students.

@Institute of International Education: U.S.higher education institutions see opportunity as Brazil sendsstudents abroad. Trade mission to Brazil.

…and this week on ScienceGuideEU

@ScienceGuideEU: Which universities contributethe most to the U.S. student loan bubble?

@ScienceGuideEU: India announces 65% leap inuniversity enrolment.

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