21 février 2015

Webometrics Ranking Published

After several days of suspense resulting from hacking and a crashed system at the Cybermetrics Lab in Spain, the twice yearly Ranking Web of Universities has finally been published. There were few surprises at the top. The world rankings were dominated by the United States with the University of Toronto in 17th place being the best non-US institution.
Ranking Web of Universities. More...

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Got a math problem?

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRP4qIrraW46oa4crCboqTzadd3IE4yTumRAbMvuvR527xT31xml_tozi4By Marilyn Achiron Editor, Directorate for Education and Skills. Some 37% of students in the Netherlands reported that they often worry that mathematics classes will be difficult for them. In Argentina, 80% of students reported the same worry. What is the percentage-point difference between the two countries in the proportion of students who worry that mathematics classes will be difficult for them? Read more...

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Why statisticians must produce a measure of “clean GDP”

By Donato Speroni. Eleven years after the 1st OECD World Forum in Palermo, economists and statisticians, politicians and representatives of civil society will again meet – this time in Guadalajara, Mexico  - on the 13-15 October 2015 for the 5th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy jointly organised by the National Statistics Office of Mexico (INEGI) and the OECD.
A lot of work has been done in the past decade thanks to OECD, and I have already written about it in my previous post on ProgBlog. But I have come to the conclusion, already presented in my Italian blog on the Corriere della Sera website, that we are now facing two different directions of research. More...

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Mainstreaming Green Growth: Venice, the ideal place to wade through the issues

By Ryan Parmenter. Ever plodded through flood waters to get to a conference? In late January, the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) held their 3rd annual conference in Venice, Italy at the impressive Ca’ Foscari University. More than 200 experts from universities, governments and agencies converged to discuss the role that fiscal policies can play in greening growth. With the streets filling rapidly with water, nature (influenced by a changing climate) provided extra motivation to act immediately on this issue as participants flocked to indoor heaters and radiators to dry out their drenched shoes and socks. More...

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Measuring government impact in a social media world

By Arthur Mickoleit & Ryan Androsoff. Research from our recent OECD working paper “Social Media Use by Governments” shows that as of November 2014, out of 34 OECD countries, 28 have a Twitter account for the office representing the top executive institution (head of state, head of government, or government as a whole), and 21 have a Facebook account. More...

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Two cheers for Piketty: Or, why both he and the OECD and nearly everyone else are wrong on growth. Part 1

Today’s post is the first of two articles by Rupert Read, Reader in Philosophy in the School of Politics, Philosophy and Languages at the University of East Anglia, Chair of Green House and parliamentary candidate for Cambridge for the UK Green Party.
Piketty’s alleged-updating of Marx, Capital in the 21st century, is taking the intellectual world by storm. I’m delighted that such an improbable happening can occur in our rather-impoverished public sphere, and pleased to cheer him on. More...

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Two cheers for Piketty: Or, why both he and the OECD and nearly everyone else are wrong on growth. Part 2

By Rupert Read. Piketty has shied away from grasping the uncomfortable implication of his own data: that growthist capitalism is an engine for inequality both in the present and over much longer timescales. For growthist capitalism – and there is no other kind – systematically leads to inequality. It leads to inequality-in-the-future in part because the exponential return on debt, so as not to lead to excessive human exploitation, has instead relied on exploitation of the planet as an alternative property-right-claim to reduce the cumulative impact of the impossibility of paying returns to money: but this exploitation results in brutally depleting the future. And it leads to inequality-in-the-present in part because we still insist on paying returns to money anyway, and in most of the world are no closer to implementing a debt-jubilee or even a debt-audit than we were in 2007. More...

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Universités de l'académie de Bordeaux

Accédez aux coordonnées des universités de l'académie de Bordeaux : adresse, références des sites web dédiés et comptes réseaux sociaux. La carte géographique et dynamique vous permet également de les géolocaliser.

Université de Bordeaux - www.u-bordeaux.fr
351 cours de la Libération
33405 Talence Cedex
tel : 05 40 00 60 00

Université Michel de Montaigne  Bordeaux 3
Domaine universitaire
33607 Pessac Cedex
tel : 05 57 12 44 44

Université de  Pau et des Pays de l'Adour
Avenue de l'université
F 64012 Pau Université cedex
tel : 05 59 92 30 00. Voir l'article...

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UIL CONFINTEA scholarships yield journal articles

Two articles authored by former CONFINTEA scholars have recently been published in two specialized journals of education.
Ms Sanjana Shrestha (CONFINTEA scholar in May 2013) published The potential of community libraries to support literate environments and sustain literacy skills in the International Review of Education – Journal of Lifelong Learning (IRE) in co-authorship with Lisa Krolak, Head of UIL’s Library
Mr Carlos Vargas Tamez (CONFINTEA scholar in August 2013) published Democratising education policy making or legitimising discourse? An analysis of the new Lifelong Learning Law in the Basque Country based on a paper presented at the last conference of the ESREA Network on Policy Studies in Adult Education (Aalborg, 2014). This article appeared in the Journal of Phenomenology and Education. More...

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Vacancy Announcements - UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL)

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is a non-profit, policy-driven, international research, training, information, documentation and publishing centre of UNESCO. One of seven educational institutes of UNESCO, UIL promotes lifelong learning policy and practice with a focus on adult learning and education, especially literacy and non-formal education and alternative learning opportunities for marginalized and disadvantaged groups. More...

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