11 janvier 2016

EDIPUS: An Innovative New CV

Résultat de recherche d'images pour A consortium led by the European Association of ERASMUS Coordinators (EAEC) has embarked on a project that aims to innovate on the way students present themselves to prospective employers. The envisioned final product is the  European Digital Portfolio for University Students (EDIPUS) - a powerful new tool for all Higher Education students in Europe which will provide students with a tool called the Digital Portfolio Portal (DPP), where they can create their own portfolio of experiences and qualifications in a creative and professional way. More...

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An Open Letter to Volunteers

Résultat de recherche d'images pour Because the world needs somebody willing to clock in a couple of extra hours after coming back home from a long day at the university. The world needs somebody who believes in their efforts, unconditionally. The world needs somebody who is willing to tackle a problem not knowing much about it, to fail, learn from their mistakes, and try again. The world needs volunteers. More...

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ESN Celebrates 10 Years in Brussels

Résultat de recherche d'images pour Unity makes the force, they say, but unity without a face does little - and ESN has proven this true. This year marks the 10th anniversary of ESN’s arrival in Brussels, which happened during the autumn of 2005. ESN's move to the capital of Europe was a major milestone in the development of the network, from a purely bottom-up student agglomeration of local chapters to a more structured organisation, providing more and better services to sections and exchange students from all over Europe. More...

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Brazil Measures Learning Gains at University

http://www.ireg-observatory.org/templates/sub_business2/images/ireg_top2013.pngThere has been a lot of discussion recently about the measurement of student learning outcomes as part of the evaluation of university quality. This discussion has been given urgency by findings that that a substantial number of American students appear to make little or no progress during their academic careers. More...

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Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP)

http://www.ireg-observatory.org/templates/sub_business2/images/ireg_top2013.pngThe Graduate School of Informatics at the Middle EastTechnicalUniversity, Ankara, has published the latest edition of its University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP). The URAP gives considerable weight to quantity rather than quality so that the University of Toronto in second place and JohnsHopkinsUniversity in fourth are ahead of Yale in 20th and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 56th. More...

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West Africa: Security crisis and food crisis

By Laurent Bossard. “The outlook is good”, concluded food security experts who reviewed the food and nutrition situation in the Sahel and West Africa at the 31st annual meeting of the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA), held from 14-15 December 2015 in Dakar. More...

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Capability and well-being: social protection through the lens of Buen Vivir (Living Well) in Latin America

By Emmanuel Asomba. Well-being economics can provide a conceptual foundation for freedom of choice and quality of life to revamp such neo-classical yardsticks as utility, income and commodities. For governments in Latin-America, effective measures and mechanisms require an integration of a life-satisfaction concept to understand the well-being of citizens. In many aspects of life, a person’s perception of well-being is subjective, thereby broadening the differences across socio-economic and demographic groups. More...

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The trends shaping the future of education

By Tracey Burns and Rebecca Lavinson. The OECD's work on Trends Shaping Education looks at major social, demographic, economic and technological trends affecting the future of education. The newest edition of the publication will be released on 18 January . Here’s a sneak peak. More...

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