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photo credits: Archive of Students’ Plenum Article by: Stefan Alijevikj / Mladiinfo International’s team Edited by: Ana Alibegova / Mladiinfo International’s team New educational reforms encompassing external state-supervised exams that have to be taken by all students before they complete their studies moved the academic community in Macedonia at the end of 2014. As the… » read more

By Sandra Dworack, Policy Advisor for Education at Oxfam Germany What has the potential to lift over 170 million people out of poverty by empowering people to claim their rights and hold their governments to account? What could cut the amount of people who contract HIV/AIDS in the next decade by seven million? What could… » read more

Children and Business

Consumption of children’s products is growing, and this trend will remain in future as such products, no matter how complicated, are easy to use and don’t require any particular skills. Some special training was necessary in the past and might took years making consumption by children almost impossible. This is not the case now, and… » read more

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=”” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Read Sergio Giacoletto’s blog here.

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