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  • Fees can rise for universities with ‘high-quality teaching’

    Fees can rise for universities with ‘high-quality teaching’

    Via Times Higher Education : Chancellor George Osborne also announces scrapping of student maintenance grants and plans to make graduates pay more for loans through repayment threshold freeze Universities with “high-quality teaching” will be allowed to raise tuition fees in line with inflation from 2017-18, George Osborne has announced. The chancellor also confirmed in today’s Budget that student maintenance grants will be scrapped and switched to loans from 2016-17 onwards for new students. Mr Osborne also […]

  • Gen Y and Success

    Gen Y and Success

    Via LinkedIn : Research by the Penna Group has shed some new light on how Gen Y (born between 1980 and 1996) think about themselves and their organisations. Penna surveyed the views of 1,000 employees (in two groups between 18-24 and 25-34) as well as the perspectives of 1,000 senior managers. The surprising findings of this research are: 30% of managers expect Gen Y employees to take on leadership/management roles, however less than one fifth of […]

  • Millennial Generation Changing Healthcare

    Millennial Generation Changing Healthcare

    Via LinkedIn :  Seeing the generational change will be essential to understand the behavior of healthcare consumers in the near future. Millennials were born to be #digital. Let’s play a game here, what we will call “Game-Gen” You need to pick someone (referred as he) who was born 1982-2004 (the Millennial Generation). You need to know him very well, especially from behavioral perspective and his interaction with the world around him. Think about his purchasing […]

  • University of Queensland vet students focus on biosecurity with new third-year planning task

    University of Queensland vet students focus on biosecurity with new third-year planning task

    Via ABC : University of Queensland vet students focus on biosecurity with new third-year planning task For the first time in Australia, a university has joined with a livestock industry group to include a realistic biosecurity planning task in its veterinary science course. The University of Queensland (UQ), together with the Livestock Biosecurity Network (LBN), has focused on biosecurity risks by adding an inventive activity to the third-year vet curriculum. Both the UQ and the LBN […]

  • The 7 Qualities Of Tomorrow´s Top Leaders

    The 7 Qualities Of Tomorrow´s Top Leaders

    Via LinkedIn : Tomorrow´s leaders will – more than ever before – live, work, and compete in a highly fluid, disruptive, and sensitive world. And tomorrow has already started! To succeed and to live a fulfilled professional and personal life, this breed of leaders possess very unique skills, characteristics, and values – 7 distinctive qualities! This article comprehensively outlines what it takes to become a great leader. It is based on 100 articles that I wrote […]

  • NEW YORK - JUNE 23: For FEATURES: Kid Entrepreneur, Lyla Black at home in Queens with her monster toys.(photo by Tamara Beckwith)

    This 8-year-old entrepreneur is more successful than grown businessmen

    Via New York Post : One of Queens’ most promising young businesswomen is contemplating what she’ll buy if her business becomes a megahit. Her eyes suddenly light up. “A new sister and brother!” Lyla Black shouts. If that sounds childish, it’s because Black is, in fact, a kid. At age 8, her line of stuffed animals, Lyla Tov Monsters, is a success. She won the Young Inventor award at the Toy & Game Inventor of the […]

  • Queen opens new Strathclyde University technology centre

    Queen opens new Strathclyde University technology centre

    Via BBC : The Queen has opened an £89m technology and innovation centre in Glasgow. But what lies behind its walls? It tackles the mysteries of atoms, plasma, lasers, bio-nano-micrology and even street-lighting. On one floor, chemists are working on the rapid turnaround of blood tests, using impossibly small particles, leading to rapid diagnoses. On another, they’re drawing together vast amounts of data for the intelligent lamppost of the future. This is a striking, triangular building […]

  • Research students must be trained for jobs in industry

    Research students must be trained for jobs in industry

    Via AFR Weekend : Globalisation is leading to an increasingly interconnected world and innovation is the key to remaining competitive. Most of us rely on wireless internet in our day to day lives, but few would be aware that Wi-Fi technology is the product of research at an Australian publicly funded research organisation. Some of Australia’s brightest minds are in our publicly funded universities and it is vital for Australia’s future prosperity that they are better […]

  • Queen’s University team develops superbug destroyer

    Queen’s University team develops superbug destroyer

    Via Belfast Telegraph : A new treatment to protect hospital patients against a lethal superbug could save thousands of lives. Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have found a new way of tackling Klebsiella, a potentially deadly bug which causes bladder infections and pneumonia. The therapy uses an “inhibitor” molecule to stop the bug blocking a body’s natural defences. Professor José Bengoechea, of the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s, said: “This is really […]