Thursday, March 22, 2012

Academic salaries, an international comparison

The project led by a team of researchers from Russia's Higher School of Economics and Boston College in the USA looks at salary data from 28 countries.

The research will be available in an upcoming book: Paying the Professoriate: A Global Comparison of Compensation and Contracts

Data is available on the project website
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Friday, March 16, 2012

Tablet ownership triples among college students

The Pearson Foundation recently released their second annual survey on Students and Tablets.
Key findings:
  • Tablet ownership has more than tripled among college students since March 2011, with one-quarter of students now owning a standard tablet (25%), compared to only 7% in March 2011.
  •  Ownership of standard tablets among college-bound high school seniors has quadrupled from 4% in March 2011 to 17% in January 2012.
  • Among college students, one-third (35%) of those who own a standard tablet also own an e-book reader or small tablet device.
  • Almost one-half of current tablet owners (46%) say that they intend to purchase another tablet within the next six months.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The European Business Schools Women on Board Initiative

Several european business schools (including INSEAD) have come up with a list of:
"3500 board-ready women to bring Europe into the 21st Century and support European Commission Vice President Reding’s initiative to shatter the glass ceiling for women in Europe’s publicly listed corporation’s board rooms. "
Participating schools:

Press release