06 décembre 2014

European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes

Bologna Process - European Higher Education AreaEuropean Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes (October 2014, endorsed by the BFUG, subject to approval by EHEA ministers)
Joint programmes are a hallmark of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). They are set up to enhance the mobility of students and staff, to facilitate mutual learning and cooperation opportunities and to create programmes of excellence. They offer a genuine European learning experience to students. Joint degrees express the “jointness” also in the awarding of the degree.
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BRICS Plus Rankings: Strong Showing by Turkey, China and Taiwan

http://www.ireg-observatory.org/templates/sub_business2/images/ireg_top2013.pngTimes Higher Education (THE) has released its BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) and Emerging Economies Rankings. Emerging economies are defined by the FTSE and include Turkey, Taiwan, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Chile, Thailand, Morocco, Poland, Hungary, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan and Malaysia.
The top five are:

  1. Peking University
  2. Tsinghua University
  3. Middle East Technical University
  4. University of Cape Town     
  5.  Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Peking and Tsinghua Universities retain the first and second positions that they won in 2013. The Middle East Technical University in Ankara has risen from ninth place and Lomonosov Moscow State University from tenth.
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Hong Kong Scholarships for Students at top 100 Universities

http://www.ireg-observatory.org/templates/sub_business2/images/ireg_top2013.pngThe Education Bureau of Hong Kong has announced a new programme to provide full tuition scholarships and bursaries to Hong Kong students to study abroad at top 100 universities.
Hong Kong Education Bureau Press Release
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Watch LUX Film Prize finalists

European Commission logoScreening of the three films shortlisted for this year's LUX Prize is now taking place around Europe. This year's finalists are: "Bande de filles" (Girlhood), "Razredni Souvražnik" (Class Enemy) and "Ida" - which additionally is the top nominee for the European Film Awards.
The LUX Prize was initiated by the European Parliament in 2007 to illuminate public debate on European integration and to facilitate the diffusion of European films. Awarded annually, the LUX Prize is voted for by Members of the European Parliament. More...

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Friendly Resources for playful speech therapy

European Commission logoThe project "Friendly Resources for playful speech therapy" (FREPY) implemented by the Vytautas Magnus University helps children with language difficulties improve their communication and linguistic skills. FREPY is this year's winner of the European Language Label in Lithuania .
FREPY develops interactive and multi-functional intervention resources (both online resources and printed materials) for language support in four European languages: German, Lithuanian, Estonian and Slovenian. More...

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Man with a mission

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRP4qIrraW46oa4crCboqTzadd3IE4yTumRAbMvuvR527xT31xml_tozi4By Marilyn Achiron Editor, Directorate for Education and Skills. David Puttnam had a storied 30-year career as an independent film producer (The Mission, The Killing Fields, Local Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, to cite just a few of his award-winning films) before he retired from film production to focus on public policy related to education, the environment, and the creative and communications industries. Lord Puttnam, who is now the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Viet Nam, Laos, Cambodia and Burma, the Republic of Ireland’s Digital Champion, and chair of Ireland-based Atticus Education, which delivers interactive seminars on film and other subjects to educational institutions around the world, quit school at 16. (“I was bored to tears,” he says. “It was night school that saved me.”) Marilyn Achiron, editor at the Directorate of Education and Skills, met with Lord Puttnam in early November when he was in Paris to give a keynote address to the CERI Conference on Innovation, Governance and Reform in Education. Read more...

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How to help the world's youth

By Nicole Goldin. Brimming with talent and ideas, today’s youth – the largest and most connected generation in human history – are creating a new global reality, and charting an unprecedented course for themselves and their communities. They are defending democracy, promoting peace, and with an enterprising spirit, desperately wanting  the opportunity to work hard, build a sustainable livelihood and live up to their potential.  Today’s young people are an inspired generation, poised to drive global prosperity and security not only for themselves and their families today, but their communities and nations for generations to come. More...

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A critical moment to engage young people

By Katherine Ellis. As the world deliberates on the post-2015 agenda, there has never been a more critical moment to engage young people. The inclusion of youth perspectives, and the energy, diversity and talent that young people bring, is a clear-cut imperative. Young people have an incredible amount to offer to national development processes, and, with the right support and opportunities, can be empowered to realise their full potential. More...

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Every child has special needs: “secrets” of Finnish education

By Janet English. In 2013 I moved to Finland on a Fulbright Award to learn the “secrets” of Finnish education. For the next six months I traveled by train, on bus, on bike and on foot to observe classrooms, document Finnish educational practice, and interview teachers, administrators and students. I began this journey to find out what makes Finnish students successful problem solvers in PISA, but along the way I learned much, much more. Finns have been combining high quality educational research with classroom practice for more than twenty-five years and they’ve designed an educational system to optimize learning for every child, regardless of a student’s educational needs. The rest of us need to be paying attention. There are many aspects of Finnish education that can and should be incorporated into schools systems abroad. More...

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Stimulating SME Equity Financing? Change The Culture

By Marcus Schuller. Let’s face it: the bulk of small and medium-sized entreprises (SMEs) are still financed mainly by bank credit. However, as bank finance is harder to come by in the current post-crisis environment, fostering non-bank financing alternatives may help closing an SME financing gap. The OECD has been looking into such issues, also with input from the private sector via its Financial Roundtables. After the one held in April that discussed SME non-bank debt financing, this one, held in October, explored impediments and possibilities for public equity financing for SMEs. More...

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