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Higher aspirations: an agenda for reforming European universities

Since the introduction of the Shanghai ranking of the world‘s universities it has been clear that European universities are underperforming. This blueprint discusses the potential explanations and points at different reform priorities for higher education in Europe.

By: , , , and Date: June 2, 2008 Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy

Since the introduction of the Shanghai ranking of the world‘s universities it has been clear that European universities are underperforming. This blueprint discusses the potential explanations and points at different reform priorities for higher education in Europe.

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Remote work, EU labour markets and wage inequality

More remote working in the wake of the pandemic could exacerbate wage inequality, with young workers, women and the low educated potentially losing out.

By: Georgios Petropoulos and Tom Schraepen Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: September 14, 2021
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COVID-19 has widened the income gap in Europe

Workers with low-educational levels suffered far worse than others in terms of COVID-19 related job losses during the first half of 2020 in the EU. Jobs for tertiary-educated workers even increased. Thus, the pandemic has increased income inequality, reinforcing the case for inclusive development.

By: Zsolt Darvas Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: December 3, 2020
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Job polarisation and the Great Recession

A job polarisation trend has seen relatively more workers in the European Union employed in skilled and unskilled jobs, while mid-skilled jobs have been squeezed. Since the Great Recession, the supply of university graduates has risen, but the labour market’s demand for skills has not kept up. Graduates have, however, fared better than less-educated workers in terms of wages.

By: Sybrand Brekelmans and Georgios Petropoulos Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: November 3, 2020
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L'IA a besoin d'humains qualifiés

L'adoption des technologies IA repose moins sur des scientifiques de haut niveau que sur des spécialistes des données et des programmeurs compétents qui peuvent mettre en pratique les algorithmes d'apprentissage profond existants à des fins commerciales.

By: Julia Anderson and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, Innovation & Competition Policy Date: October 5, 2020
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Europe has an artificial-intelligence skills shortage

How severe is Europe’s dearth of AI talent and how does it compare to the United States, China and the United Kingdom – the world’s AI champions?

By: Julia Anderson, Paco Viry and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, Innovation & Competition Policy Date: August 27, 2020
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Podcast

Podcast

Director’s Cut: Making Europe financially literate

This week's guest on the Director’s Cut of ‘The Sound of Economics’, Annamaria Lusardi, raises the urgent need to adopt policies that seek to improve people’s understanding of financial concepts and risks, in conversation with Bruegel deputy director Maria Demertzis.

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Date: June 19, 2018
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Policy Contribution

Financial literacy and inclusive growth in the European Union

Financial literacy is financial education, such as basic economics, statistics and numeracy skills combined with the ability to employ these skills in making financial decisions. As more and more households are asked to make their own decisions about such issues, financial illiteracy can become a serious threat to their life-time welfare. The authors of this paper explain why financial literacy matters and suggest, in light of their findings, some policy recommendations.

By: Uuriintuya Batsaikhan and Maria Demertzis Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, Finance & Financial Regulation Date: May 9, 2018
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The impact of Brexit on UK tertiary education and R&D

In this blog post, we look at the impact of Brexit on UK’s education and research and development sectors in terms of students and staff, as well as funding.

By: Maria Demertzis, Enrico Nano and Bruegel Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: February 14, 2017
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Delhi’s children deserve quality education

Money has not held up educational advancement in Delhi or in India more generally. Delhi’s education budget has risen steadily. And the worry is that the increased budget will once again be hijacked by glamorous but wasteful projects, including in higher education.

By: Ashoka Mody, Ritika Katyal and Bruegel Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: August 4, 2015
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Past Event

Past Event

Assessing the Impact of Science Funding in Europe

SIMPATIC Workshop

Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: January 27, 2015
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Video

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Education to employment: The Growing Skills and Jobs Gap in Europe

On the 13th January 2014, Bruegel hosted an event to discuss the issue of youth unemployment in Europe. During the event, McKinsey & Co’s Mona Mourshed presented their latest report, “Getting Europe’s youth into work.” The event was introduced by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, and Youth. The discussion included remarks by […]

By: Karen E. Wilson Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: January 16, 2014
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Where does the youth exodus come from?

Intra-EU migration increased before the crisis, especially into booming countries like Ireland and Spain. What happened during the crisis?

By: Zsolt Darvas Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: June 10, 2013
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