Monthly Archives: March 2013

Symposium ‘Innovation in Agricultural Training and Education’, 18-19 September 2013, Fairfax, VA, USA

On 18-19 September 2013, a Symposium will take place on the Innovation in Agricultural Training and Education. Location: George Mason University and Conference Center, Fairfax, Virginia. Read more at www.oired.vt.edu/innovate

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Course on Competence-based Rural Development in Tirana went well

On March 21 and 22, the professional master course on competence-based rural development was taking place in Tirana, and went well. Three groups of active students have tentatively developed competence profiles for stakeholders in rural communities, processing organisations, and financial institutions. The approach of … Continue reading

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Call for WU sandwich PhD proposals – deadline May 17, 2013

The Call for the WU sandwich PhD – program is open again. There will be a difference with the previous program: successful sandwich PhD-applicants will be offered a contract while at Wageningen University.

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Small increase in labour demand, especially for high-skilled professionals

‘Public #employment services top growth #occupations show a shift towards #high-skilled occupations’. See http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=737&langId=en&pubId=7434

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Skill mismatch policies and practices in the EU

Cedefop has published a Call for Tender about ‘Collection and review of skill mismatch policies and practices in the EU’. http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/EN/working-with-us/public-procurements/21080.aspx

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Research assessment systems differ between countries

Researchers in universities have to comply with national systems of research assessment and related systems for promotion and tenure. But the strange thing is that research assessment systems differ by country. Which system contributes best to research quality improvement? That seems to … Continue reading

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ECS heavily involved in Life Long Learning in Europe

ECS staff Dr Thomas Lans, Hasse Cox MSc and Dr Harm Biemans are heavily involved in research on Life Long Learning in Europe. First documents are being made available. Further results and publications are awaited in the coming years. Large … Continue reading

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