On the Agenda – Week 26, 2013

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28 juni 2013 | Few African or Latin American universities appear in international rankings. Maybe the criteria are the problem, not the schools. Also in this week’s ‘on the agenda’, EU budget commissioner Lewandowski states that “agreeing on the EU-budget was extreme sports”, but Erasmus+ gets 50 million extra.

Take 1 – EU Multi Financial Framework

@EurActiv:  Storified Live coverage: EU summit kicks off with budget deal

@Esutwt: 50 million euro extra for #Erasmus+ in 2014 & 2015

@EurActiv: Lewandowski: Agreeing the budget was “extreme sports

Take 2 – Developing Countries

@UNESCO: Few African or Latin American universities appear in international rankings. Maybe the criteria are the problem, not the schools

@C_Cripps: Indian students not changing their dreams of study abroad despite a tumbling rupee

@WashingtonPost: China’s new education reform: Reducing importance of test scores

Take 3 – Medical research

@SUMedicine : The brains of children with autism show higher-than-normal neural connectivity

@Stanford: At #TEDxStanford 2013, Prof. Krishna Shenoy explains the neural prostheses he designed to help disabled patients

@SCIAM: Sweet ‘n Sour: A Common Sugar May Help Pathogens Conquer the Human Gut

…and this week on ScienceGuideEU

@ScienceGuideEU: Erasmus no longer for all: Council of Ministers agrees on Erasmus, including the controversial student loan guarantee scheme

@ScienceGuideEU: The EU suffers from an aging teaching force. @SchleicherEDU looks for solutions and hopes for Teach First success


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