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18 Oct Devising an Educational Barometer for University Educations

Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV)
2014
The most important value-stream of the Danish universities are their graduates. The graduates must be educated at the highest level possible, given the resources at hand. In this report, ATV analyses central elements in the master degrees obtainable at Danish universities – elements such as professionalism, competency, capabilities, scientific level, value-creation and international comparability.
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18 Oct Recruitment of school teachers with science as main subject

Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV)
2014
Too few young people chose to educate themselves as school teachers with science as main subject. The report sum up experiences from a conference and smaller follow up meetings. In this report, ATV gives recommendations for action to main stakeholders in order to make the education more attractive.
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18 Oct The Potential of Dual Study Programmes in the STEM Subjects

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2015
Innovation is key to sustainable value creation and employment in Germany. However, even today there is already a shortage of adequately qualified personnel in some innovative industries. As a result of high staff turnover and the anticipated future increase in recruitment levels, a growing shortfall is becoming particularly apparent in the “STEM” field, which incorporates all professions that involve technology, mathematics and the natural sciences. By continuing to strengthen dual study programmes we can help to secure a long-term supply of qualified personnel. Different studies and surveys together with heightened media interest all point to the fact that this blend of vocational training and academic education has become extremely popular in recent years.
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18 Oct IAE Response to DJEI Action Plan for Jobs (APJ) 2016

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE)
2015
Irish Academy of Engineering - 2015 IAE Response to Dept. of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Action Plan for Jobs 2016. Specific proposals for the establishment of centres of excellence for research and skills training recommended and improved universities/industry links.
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18 Oct The potential of augmented reality in education

Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW)
2015
Im September 2014 trafen sich Fachleute unterschiedlicher Fachbereiche wie Vermittlung, Pädagogik, Technik, Kunst, Design und Kulturwissenschaften zu einem SATW-Workshop, organisiert von der Pädagogischen Hochschule der FHNW. Sie beschäftigten sich mit der Aufgabe, Nutzen und Herausforderungen von Augmented Reality für die Bildung herauszuarbeiten. Als Resultat des Workshops ist diese Broschüre entstanden. Sie informiert darüber, was unter Augmented Reality zu verstehen ist, welche Rolle die Technologie in der schulischen und musealen Vermittlungstätigkeit einnehmen kann, und stellt schliesslich konkrete Umsetzungen aus dem Schul- und Museumsbereich vor, die in der Schweiz realisiert wurden.
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18 Oct Online Education – Connected Education

Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW)
2016
The Internet plays an increasing role both in terms of teaching material and of preparing classes. The SATW topical platforms edu-tech and ICT have conducted a number of workshops on the topic of “Cloud computing in education and research”, aiming to deepen the dialogue among experts of all levels of education, educational authorities and institutions, specialist platforms and networks, as well as selected members of the cloud computing community. In this context, an issue of SATW INFO was published. Theme: Demography, Education, …
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18 Oct Resilient Data Handling

Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW)
2016
Handling data in a safe and resilient way is possible. In order to do so, however, citizens must take on an active role and acquaint themselves with the basics of cyberspace. The publication “Resilient Data Handling” provides an overview of five important topics in this context: data management, archival storage, confidentiality and secrecy, big data analytics, and privacy. The state must also step in. The following topics are addressed in this context: open government data, IT and critical infrastructures, and cybercrime.
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18 Oct Hans Werthén – One of Sweden’s most prominent industrialists

Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering (IVA)
2015
A pamphlet produced by the Hans Werthén Fund at IVA, 2015, 16 pp.
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18 Oct Socialisation in Early Childhood – Biological, psychological, linguistic, sociological and economic perspectives

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2014
Creating conditions that best foster the development of each individual’s potential to the fullest is a fundamental socio-political objective. Not least because this approach ensures that a society as a whole is best able to achieve its own potential. Debating the details of these conditions is a matter of societal, political, as well as scientific debates. One recurrent topic of public discussions has been the role of genetic influences and the significance of the environment in early stages of human development. Another issue moving to the center of attention of German politics and society in recent years has been the question of childcare and early education. This position statement brings together extensive research on early childhood from multiple disciplines, condensing it into an intelligible form and highlighting the conclusions that may be drawn from it. Taking this body of interdisciplinary research as a starting-point, this position statement outlines socialisation in early childhood and confirms the immense significance of this period and the developments completed within it for later life, while vividly illustrating interactions between genetic predispositions and environmental experience.
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18 Oct Government Debt: Causes, Effects and Limits

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2015
Seit der schweren Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrise 2007/2008, der Verankerung der Schuldenbremse im Grundgesetz der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2009 und der Schuldenkrise einiger Eurostaaten seit 2010 wird das schon lange virulente Streitthema „Staatsschulden“ in der öffentlichen Debatte noch intensiver diskutiert. Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler, die mehrheitlich der Nationalen Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina, acatech – Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften und den in der Akademienunion zusammengeschlossenen Wissenschaftsakademien angehören, geben darin Antworten auf grundsätzliche Fragen der Staatsverschuldung. Sie wollen damit zur Versachlichung der oft auch emotional geführten Diskussion beitragen. Die Argumente und Standpunkte, die in den Medien, von politischen Entscheidungsträgern und auch von Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern zum Thema Staatsschulden vertreten werden, sind ebenso kontrovers wie vielfältig. Besonders in Deutschland ist die Diskussion aufgrund der Erfahrung zweier großer Inflationen in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts auch von der Befürchtung geprägt, dass hohe Staatsschulden letztlich wieder zu einer großen Inflation führen. Die interdisziplinäre Arbeitsgruppe unter der Leitung von Prof. Dr. Carl-Ludwig Holtfrerich (Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften) strukturiert in ihrer Analyse die Debatte und konzentriert sich in ihrer Untersuchung auf die Bestimmungsfaktoren, die Wirkungen und – bei Gewährleistung der Nachhaltigkeit der Staatsfinanzen – auch auf die Einsatzbereiche der Staatsverschuldung in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Dabei werden internationale Einflüsse und Abhängigkeiten sowie internationale Erfahrungen mitberücksichtigt.
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