On the agenda – week 42, 2012

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19 oktober 2012 | In the EU budget negotiations, both the Erasmus programme and the Horizon 2020 programme for R&D are under financial pressure. 'On the agenda' as well : Canada creates ‘impactintelligent’ universities and Cina is unpopular as destination for scienctists.

What is on the agenda for higher education stakeholders all over the world? Every week ScienceGuide.EU presents you a selection of the most important topics and items trending in social media.

Take 1 – EU Policy

@debatingeurope raises the question what role education can play in tackling Europe’s crisis.

@euronen: Members of the European Parliament already anticipate cuts in the R&D-budget and steer their debate in the ITRE-committee towards prioritizing issues in Horizon 2020

@EU_regional: In which regions do populations value education most? Eurobarometer has the answer.

Take 2 – R&D

@BritishCouncil: A fascinating field of research, ‘archaeoastronomy’, how people in the past understood phenomenons in the sky.

@ScholarlyKitchen: Should all scientific data be preserved? Dr. Droegemeier (university of Oklahoma) thinks not.

@researchimpact: Canada devised a network that helps creating ‘impactintelligent’ universities.

Take 3 – Internationalization

@NatureNews: China is predicted to have the greatest scientific impact, but few scientists want to go there.

@timeshighered: Lord Giddens (former director of the LSE) thinks Erasmus-mobility should be radically stepped up.

@ADBIinstitute: Mun-Heng Toh puts internationalization of higher education in the context of regional trade agreements.

…and this week on ScienceGuideEU

@ScienceGuideEU: European Commission now admits running short €90 million for Erasmus in 2012 alone, next year looks to become worse.

@ScienceGuide shows exactly where Brazil’s major high-tech hubs are located.

@ScienceGuide: Dutch high tech employers mapped their competition: what are the appealing factors for knowledge workers to The Netherlands? Which not?

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