02 mars 2014

EU setzt Erasmus-Programm für Schweizer Studenten aus

http://www.spiegel.de/static/sys/v10/logo/spiegel_online_logo_460_64.pngSchweizer Studenten dürfen in diesem Jahr nicht am Austauschprogramm Erasmus teilnehmen. Die EU hat die Verhandlungen darüber ausgesetzt - aus Ärger über den Volksentscheid zur begrenzten Freizügigkeit.
Die Europäische Union (EU) zieht Konsequenzen aus dem Volksentscheid zur Begrenzung der Zuwanderung in der Schweiz: So darf die Schweiz im kommenden Studienjahr 2014/2015 nicht am europäischen Austauschprogramm Erasmus+ für Studenten und Auszubildende teilnehmen. "Die Schweiz hat den Termin für die Stipendienvergabe 2014 für Erasmus+ verpasst", sagte EU-Sozialkommissar Laszlo Andor. Mehr...

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Kubaner an US-Uni: Auslandsstudium beim Klassenfeind

http://www.spiegel.de/static/sys/v10/logo/spiegel_online_logo_460_64.pngSie sind die 17 ersten Auslandstudenten Kubas in den USA, denn seit gut einem Jahr genießen Kubaner etwas mehr Reisefreiheit. Die Studenten aus dem sozialistischen Inselstaat fürchten: Nach der Rückkehr aus Miami wartet auf sie der Geheimdienst.
Die große Auswahl an Obst auf dem Markt hat sie überrascht. Und auch, wie schnell das Internet in den USA funktioniert. 17 junge Kubaner sind seit ein paar Wochen in Miami, um dort zu studieren. Sie sind die ersten Bürger der sozialistischen Karibikinsel seit mehr als 50 Jahren, die das im Land des sogenannten Erzfeindes legal tun können. Mehr...

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Deutschland ist für die Besten nicht attraktiv genug

http://www.spiegel.de/static/sys/v10/logo/spiegel_online_logo_460_64.pngVon Jan Friedmann. Viele Top-Wissenschaftler gehen, weniger kommen her: Eine Expertenkommission kritisiert, dass zu viele der klügsten Köpfe aus Deutschland abwandern. Profiteure sind vor allem die Schweiz und die USA, etliche große Talente folgen dem Ruf des Geldes.
Angela Merkel ist Physikerin, ihr wird nachgesagt, eine wissenschaftlich-rationale Herangehensweise an Politik zu pflegen. Darum dürfte der Kanzlerin wenig gefallen, was die Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation (EFI) heute in der Berliner Pressekonferenz über das deutsche Wissenschaftssystem zu berichten wusste. Dieses sei im internationalen Vergleich nur mäßig erfolgreich, befanden sechs von der Bundesregierung als Berater bestellte Wirtschaftsprofessoren. Über das Ergebnis hatte der SPIEGEL vorab berichtet. Mehr...

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Universities being used as proxy border police, say academics

The Guardian homeBy . Academics accuse UK Visas and Immigration of undermining trust between universities and students in crackdown. More than 160 academics have written to the Guardian to protest at being used as an extension of the UK border police, after universities have come under more pressure to check the immigration details of students. The academics, from universities including Oxford, Warwick, Durham and Sheffield, accuse the Home Office immigration agency of "undermining the autonomy and academic freedom of UK universities and trust between academics and their students". Read more...

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Checks on students undermine trust

The Guardian homeBritish universities have been positioned as central culprits for failing to regulate their intake of foreign students, while rendered dependent on "overseas" student fees because of government funding cuts. A pernicious new turn took place in summer 2012 when London Metropolitan University lost its "highly trusted sponsor" status, to catastrophic effect for students in the middle of their courses. Since then, universities have been preoccupied with managing accountability demanded by UK Visas and Immigration (formerly the UK Border Agency), and, in effect, have become its proxy. Academics at a number of universities in the UK and beyond have now become concerned at this state of affairs, and at the methods used to establish bona fide student status. Read more...

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Graduates and 'dead-end' jobs used to be a match made in heaven

The Guardian homeBy Nina Stibbe. Nina Stibbe remembers a time when cafe and shop jobs for students fresh out of university were to be enjoyed not feared. I read the other day that graduate jobs are to increase significantly this year. This is a relief after all the articles about graduates not even getting interviews and having to work in shops and cafes for years before stepping foot on the career and housing ladders. We've all read about the anxiety and frustration of graduates who, after studying hard for three years, have "ended up" in "dead-end" jobs. Read more...

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Students: could you be an autodidact?

The Guardian homeBy . Forget exam-centered courses and £9k tuition fees, there are other ways to learn. But if you're going to educate yourself, you'll need more than motivation.
What do William Blake, Jimi Hendrix, HP Lovecraft, Leonardo Da Vinci, James Watt and Alan Moore have in common? They are all autodidacts. That is to say that they were all, at least partially, self-taught. Few of them finished school. None of them finished a degree course. Instead they chose to follow their curiosity and educate themselves to become specialists in their respective areas. Today, students are surrounded with pressure to focus on qualifications, rather than exploring their interests. Read more...

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Students: let's quit the binge drinking

The Guardian homeBy . Student drinking culture has got out of hand, says a student blogger – we need to know when to stop. It's no secret that we students regularly enjoy a drink or three, despite being aware of the damaging effects on our health. The recent NekNomination craze has been linked to several deaths, yet students keep on bingeing. When did drinking to have fun become drinking to get drunk?
Health officials and concerned parents advise us not to mix drinks or to drink on an empty stomach. Read more...

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Women in academia: what does it take to reach the top?

The Guardian homeBy Carol Black and Asiya Islam. Women need to build self-confidence and promote themselves. But is this enough? Or does real change imply breaking down the structures that favour men? Two insiders have their say.
More than 50 senior Cambridge academics called on the university last week to change the way it appoints staff because the current system favours men and stops women reaching their potential. In a letter, the academics – who include heads of colleges and departments – said a wider range of contributions such as teaching, administration and outreach work should be valued. The current system puts too much emphasis on prominently published papers or large research grants.
Despite accounting for 45% of the academic workforce, women hold only 20% of professorships in UK universities, and just 15.3% of such posts in Cambridge. We hear from two women in higher education on what's needed to increase the number of women in senior positions in UK universities. Read more...

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Students launch selfie campaign to protest against immigration bill

The Guardian homeBy . Students and staff at the University of Sheffield take selfies to oppose government policy on immigration.
Students and staff at the University of Sheffield and its student union are taking selfies in order to protest against the government's immigration bill. Students have criticicised the "rushed" and "damaging" bill, which is expected to receive royal assent by the end of spring. The bill proposes a healthcare levy of at least £200 per annum for international students and will grant greater power to landlords to check visas. Read more...

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