The crisis of academic freedom in Europe emerged as the main theme at the recent Bologna Process Beyond 2020: Fundamental values of the EHEA conference in Bologna. More than 200 university rectors and 800 other stakeholders participated. The aim of the conference was partly to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Bologna Declaration and partly to feed into the next European Higher Education Area or EHEA ministerial conference on the future of the Bologna Process that will take place in Rome next year.
76% of the CEO’s in the Financial Sector say that the lack of talent is a threatening factor for growing companies in the sector after 654 chief executives of companies are interviewed around the world based on PwC’s surveys.
Becoming obsessive with things is always a bad sign. Drug abuse is not just linked to alchol, cocaine or cannabis. There is also an increasing abuse of digital devices, sport or even sex. We talk to Hans R. Hoffmann how to overcome these problems. The therapist treats people suffering adictions of all kind on the small island of Gozo situated close to Malta
To satisfy the ever-increasing demand for mobile broadband communications, the IMT-Advanced (IMT-A) standards have been ratified by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in November 2010 and the fourth generation (4G) wireless communication systems are currently being deployed worldwide. The standardization for LTE Rel-12, also known as LTE-B, is also ongoing and expected to be finalized in 2014. The problem is that 5G will create millions of jobs but destroy millions more. We need a plan.
There is not a lot of time left to adapt to the enormous changes that we have to face in the next years. The most significant driving force of change is the climate threat, but also a world where we will work less with our body and more with our brain. Where robots will serve in a bar, clean hotels and help people in elderly homes. Christopher Pommerening who used to travel, study and work around the globe wants to give us the tools to be able to move in this world, especially our kids need a lot of assistance the next years. They will be the changemakers and suffer the most climate change.
by Andrea Sagay
The first dimension is power distance. Power distance is a dimension that addresses a society’s willingness to accept that there are inequalities between individuals. This is probably the most similar the two countries are, looking at all the dimensions. Despite that, they are still pretty different. The next dimension is Individualism. On this dimension Spain has a score of 51. This dimension shows how much members rely or depend on each other.
Basically, do the people in that society identify as a “we” or an “I”. Spain is a lot less individualistic than the United States, which has a score of 91. The third dimension is Masculinity. This dimension focuses on whether masculine or feminine values. A society with masculine values focuses more on competition, achievement and success.