18 octobre 2014

Global call for action on 17 November

On International Students’ Day, 17 November 2014, we call on student organisations around the world to stand up for free education. On 17 November, we commemorate past student struggles and draw attention to the current ones. In 2014, as policy makers around the world gather to set a global education framework in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, we take action to assert the common student interest. We declare, most fundamentally that: education is a right. To guarantee the educational, civic and social rights of students and citizens, we demand free education; which means an education that is, at all levels. More...

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Student guidance at university for inclusion

Along a period of two years, the consortium formed by UNIMC – University of Macerata – lead partner, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, University of Seville, MELIUS – International Mobility and Employment, EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network, Arcola Research LLP, Lynx s.r.l. and ESU – European Students Union has designed and developed a service  capable of supporting students in higher education during their academic career, by offering guidance and e-guidance to access  available opportunities within the universities and in the communities where the universities are active. More...

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Malala's recognition an important contribution to students' rights

The European Students’ Union (ESU) congratulates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi who received the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 today for fighting against the suppression of young people and for their right to education. ESU believes this is an important recognition of education and its role in society. More...

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Unite-IT LLP project awards four good practices

Four projects in digital empowerment through eSkills and media literacy received high recognition during the Telecentre Europe Annual Conference (TEAC14). The European Students’ Union (ESU) participated in the assessment of the 37 European projects that were reviewed before the conference, as part of the so-called Unite-IT network. More...

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Alternative Shanghai Rankings: Asia gains, Germany and France lose

http://www.ireg-observatory.org/templates/sub_business2/images/ireg_top2013.pngMany observers have noticed that some universities enjoy a big advantage in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), better known as the Shanghai rankings, because of Fields Medals in mathematics and Nobel prizes in three sciences and economics. Now, the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University has produced an Alternate Ranking from which the Awards and Alumni indicators have been deleted.
A little further down, Oxford, which has strengths in the arts and humanities, rises from 9th to 6th place while Cambridge, noted for research in the natural sciences, falls from 5th to 8th.
Among the universities that suffer disproportionately from the exclusion of the Nobel and Fields awards are Princeton, Moscow Lomonosov State University and University of Paris Sud (Paris 11). Several other continental European universities and Ivy League schools also lose out.
Academic Ranking of World Universities. More...

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Taiwan Rankings Confirm US Dominance

http://www.ireg-observatory.org/templates/sub_business2/images/ireg_top2013.pngThe Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers was originally published by the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan in 2007. Since 2012 it has been published by the National Taiwan University and is also known as the Taiwan Tanking.
It is a research-based ranking with indicators measuring number of articles, number of citations, h-index, highly cited papers and articles in high impact journals. The methodology tends to favour larger institutions and it is possible to click to a reference ranking of universities scaled according to the number of academic staff. The University of Toronto, for example, falls from fourth to tenth place.
Overall, these rankings show the continued domination of English-speaking universities, especially American ones, in the world of research. There are 45 American, eight British, five Canadian, four Australian and one Singaporean university in the top 100.
National Taiwan University. More...

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Carnegie Classification Moves to Indiana University

http://www.ireg-observatory.org/templates/sub_business2/images/ireg_top2013.pngThe Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education has been an important tool for understanding the complex reality of tertiary education in the United States.  The system has been operated since 1970 by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education which issued its first report in 1973.The basic classification divides American institutions into Doctorate – Granting Universities, Master’s Colleges and Universities, Baccalaureate Colleges, Associates Colleges, Special Focus Institutions, Tribal Colleges and unclassified institutions. There are further divisions within these categories and classifications of undergraduate and graduate instructional programmes. More...

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New Rankings from LinkedIn

http://www.ireg-observatory.org/templates/sub_business2/images/ireg_top2013.pngThe social media site LinkedIn has launched new rankings based on the career paths of 100 million professional employees in its databases. The first step in the construction of the new rankings was to find the top companies where professionals in various fields work. This was done by identifying those desirable employers who can attract professionals from other companies and also retain them. Then, the percentage of graduates in various fields working for those companies was calculated. More...

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Infinite Connections: The Digital Divide

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRP4qIrraW46oa4crCboqTzadd3IE4yTumRAbMvuvR527xT31xml_tozi4By Tracey Burns Analyst and Roxanne Kovacs. In 1973, Martin Cooper, a researcher at Motorola, made the first call from a handheld mobile phone prototype. This phone weighed 1.1 kg, took 10 hours to re-charge and was limited to 30 minutes of talking time. When it was commercialized in 1983, the phone cost approximately 7,000 USD. 
Today, only 30 years later, mobile phones are not just smaller and more affordable, they are also much more powerful. Smartphones now function as small computers and allow us to do everything from shopping online to programming complex applications. Read more...

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Spread the wealth, reap the benefits

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRP4qIrraW46oa4crCboqTzadd3IE4yTumRAbMvuvR527xT31xml_tozi4By Marilyn Achiron Editor, Directorate for Education and Skills. Quick: Who has more up-to-date textbooks: students in wealthier schools or students in poorer schools? Actually, it depends where you live. As this month’s PISA in Focus explains, not only are some countries better than others in allocating their educational resources more equitably across schools, but students in these countries generally perform better in mathematics. Read more...

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