California votes to increase higher education investment

After several years of cuts, voters in the state of California supported Proposition 30 endorsing their wish to  reform the state’s revenues and expenditures to bring in new money and reinvest in the state’s higher education institutions. As has been my point in several blog posts, this reflects the huge importance of higher education and innovation for economic development. Kudos for California!

Read the Inside Hi Ed article at: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/11/08/despite-promising-election-results-california-higher-education-still-faces-uphill#ixzz2BduaRzog

Global Competitiveness (WEF 2012) – Switzerland, Singapore and Finland at the Top

Finland replaces Sweden at the top. China and Brazil moving up but not surprisingly for some of us, the US is moving down to the seventh position. The graphic says it all… Worth reflecting upon.

http://www.weforum.org/news/persisting-divides-global-competitiveness-switzerland-singapore-and-finland-top-competitiveness