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Higher Education

11 posts
Academic titles in Germany and the curse of plagiarism NEW
Centre for European Politics 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Click here for excellent piece by Mr Timothy Garton-Ash.  ...
Students march in Barcelona against rising tuition fees NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 4 Months, 6 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
More than 25,000 students marched in Barcelona Thursday against rising tuition fees, according to the organisers. Convened by the Platform for the Defence of the Unitary State University (Pudup), the march against higher fees imposed by the central g...
A conferring levy? NEW
Stephen Spillane 4 Years, 5 Months, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Image via Wikipedia Received this via email this morning: Student Outrage as UCC Impose Conferring Levy on Students- YFG UCC students were left wondering if they were being hit by a bad April fool’s joke from college authorities last night fol...
New Challenges for European Universities NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 4 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Yesterday in the Culture and Education Committee we held a hearing called “Europe’s Universities – Responses and Challenges” which focussed on how best Universities can equip young people with the skills the need to get good j...
EU Bachelors-/Masters-/PHD-Portal NEW
Mount EUlympus 4 Years, 7 Months, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 49 Minutes ago
Since December, the European website mastersportal.eu has opened a search utility for bachelors and PHDs. On the website it is possible to compare European programs with one another to find the perfect education for yourself. The portal enters a nich...
Bessere Rankings, nicht bessere Universitäten? NEW
Julien Frisch (Deutsch) 5 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
(Original: Better rankings, not better universities?)Nach dem Lesen dieses Blog-Beitrags von EU-Kommissar Janez Potočnik, verantwortlich für Wissenschaft und Forschung, muss ich mich schon fragen, ob es das Ziel des Kommissars ist, die europäische...
Better rankings, not better universities? NEW
Julien Frisch 5 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
After reading this blog post by EU Commissioner Janez Potočnik (ELDR), responsible for Science and Research, I have to ask myself whether the goal of the Commissioner is to promote better universities or just to promote better rankings...?!
How do we know our universities are doing well? NEW
Janez Potočnik 5 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 13 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Hello to all, A topic that is increasingly being discussed in European circles is about how to evaluate and compare universities’ performance. We have recently asked a group of experts to advise us on this subject. Professor Wolfgang Mackiewicz...
Umberto Eco to Speak in Tartu and Tallinn University NEW
Babelblogs reviews 5 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
World-famous Italian semiotic, philosopher and writer Umberto Eco will be in Tartu on the 6th of May to receive the title of honorary-doctor from Tartu University before participating to a meeting with students and scientist of the semiotic-departmen...
Pour une Université de l'Europe à Strasbourg NEW
Le Taurillon 5 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Dans le contexte du débat actuel autour de la localisation du Parlement européen et de son départ envisageable de Strasbourg, il est intéressant de se replonger dans la proposition faite par Bronislaw Geremek et Jean-Didier Vincent, dans une trib...
Auf nach Europa - Studiensuche leicht gemacht NEW
Die Euros 5 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Welcher Studieninteressent kennt das nicht, die Qual der Wahl bei der Suche nach dem richtigen Studienfach am richtigen Ort. Noch unübersichtlicher wird das Ganze durch die Einführung, Umbenennung oder Abschaffung vieler Studiengänge im Zuge des B...