On the Agenda – Week 44, 2013

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1 november 2013 | “Happiness is not related to higher education,” the South Korean education minister said. Also in this week’s ‘on the agenda’, British university teachers strike for a fair pay and ocean predators are threatened by human activity, despite sanctuaries.

Take 1 – Higher Education  

@TeachFirst: What makes a student disadvantaged?

@yojanasharma: Happiness not related to higher education.  South Korea education minister Seo Nam-Soo on ‘education fever’, cram schools, etc.

@KieronFlanagan: Universities putting research before teaching, says British education Minister

Take 2 – #fairpayinHE

@NadjeAlAli: University staff: why we are striking

@ChrisParrTHE: live strike updates from England, students support teachers strike

@GdnHigherEd: UK university departments close as three unions join in strike over pay

Take 3 – Sustainability

@Naturenews: Environment: Waste production must peak this century

@Stanford: Study shows ocean predators off the West Coast are threatened by human activity, despite sanctuaries

@troutheadwaters: UNGC Corporate Sustainability Report Ranks Education and Poverty as the Top Global Sustainability Challenges

…and this week on ScienceGuideEU

@ScienceGuideEU:  ERC-president Helga Nowotny takes stock: “How do you identify the Novoselovs and the Haroches of the future?” 

@ScienceGuideEU:  Climate guru Bill McKibben urges students to campaign for fossil free universities and his initiative is gaining momentum quickly


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