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Many youth decide to follow the courses of an educational institution without knowing if that particular career fits their personality or not. Furthermore, most of the theoretic courses don’t prepare students for the real-life experience of a certain profession.

A subject often overlooked in the classroom, chemistry will be back on the map through a series of events directly coordinated by Cefic – the European Chemical Industry Council – its member federations from throughout Europe and its member companies. Cefic activities include Xperimania, an educational programme organised with the body representing ministries of education… » read more

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, young finance professionals of the 21st century – in the EU but also worldwide – are seeking increasingly aspirational and dynamic career paths, both inside and outside traditional mainstream finance careers. Modern graduates have a clear vision for their professional lives and are demanding more from employers –… » read more

ABC News Clip about the Controversy Well the beat continues, as the Texas State Board of Education continues to rewrite the school curriculum for the nation. Again, as I have stated in the past, academics need to watch this continuing saga and be prepared to boycott the publisher(s) of these standards.  In the name of… » read more

Amerika ist nicht das “Land of Opportunity” Die OECD räumt in einer brisanten Studie mit einem alten Märchen auf: Dass man sich in den USA mit harter Arbeit stets aus dem letzten sozialen Loch in den Boni-Himmel hochschuften kann. Die soziale Mobilität zwischen den Generationen, so der Bericht “A Family Affair: Intergenerational Social Mobility across OECD… » read more

ESU reacts to the Commission’s education and training strategic framework It is designed to set the tone for cooperation on education policy across all 27 Member States for the decade ahead. And last week, ESU had the opportunity to comment on the European Commission’s updated strategic framework for European cooperation on education and training at… » read more

Highlights of this edition: – European Union: Closer than you thought! – by Judith Schilling, Publication Manager, European Commission Representation in UK. – Invisible? Unintelligible? Pointless? Euro elections in historical perspective – by Juliet Lodge, Prof. of European Studies, University of Leeds. – Harvard Conference on Networks in Political Science – by Francisco Seoane Pérez,… » read more

Sergio Giacoletto, executive vice president of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Oracle and a member of the software company’s Executive Management Committee, comments on universities’ relations with business, curricula and employability, and on knowledge and technology transfer between academia and business. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/t0G6OFjqypc” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Read Sergio Giacoletto’s blog here.

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