Published on Nov 29, 2012 by deutschewelleenglish
Affordable housing is becoming increasingly hard to find in Germany’s big cities. The main reason is the euro crisis; those who can afford it are buying – because property is seen as a safe investment. Big cities like Hamburg have a shortage of affordable housing. Students and trainees are hardest hit, as are low-income families. Many of those affected have no choice but to stay with their relatives, and/or are forced to commute long distances. The authorities have pledged to invest in new building projects – but finding vacant plots of land in cities isn’t always easy
Published on May 31, 2012 by VOAvideo
Advancing digital technology is bringing major changes to higher education, after upending journalism, the music business, manufacturing and many other industries. In a few cases, this digital revolution means tens of thousands of students can sign up for one class taught by top professors. Experts tell VOA’s Jim Randle, the pace of change in higher education is getting faster, and will affect teaching, student evaluation, and access to knowledge.
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Oct 24, 2011
Becoming a doctor takes many years of training at a medical school and tens of thousands of dollars in tuition. But anyone can get a taste of medical training, from real medical school professors, in just two months, for free, at a mini medical school in Denver.
Oct 14, 2011
The US Congress is debating how to overhaul the nation’s immigration system in an effort to get foreign nationals who earn advanced degrees at American universities to stay and work in the country to help the U.S. stay globally competitive.
Students at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania can get the “morning-after” pill by putting $25 into a vending machine. The pill’s availability in a vending machine appears to be rare, if not unprecedented. (Feb. 7, 2012)
Author and educator Michael Eric Dyson is decoding the rhymes of rapper Jay-Z to teach students at Georgetown University about race, gender and poverty. But critics argue lyrics about swag and hustle have no place in higher education. (Dec. 2, 2011)
Schools Minister Nick Gibb backs David Willets calls to give preference to students who take ‘traditional subjects’.
The labor market in the United States is starting to show signs of recovery, but for many young workers the recovery is not happening fast enough. Although the national unemployment rate is now the lowest it has been in two years, one study suggests the job prospects for 16 to 24-year-olds remains grim.