É errado impor o luxemburguês aos alunos estrangeiros

O ministro da Educação, Claude Meisch, afirmou recentemente numa entrevista ao Luxembourg Times que iria exigir às escolas internacionais que ensinassem luxemburguês aos seus alunos. Isto faz parte de um plano de coligação para reformar o sistema de ensino internacional e criar uma educação internacional pública acessível, de forma a promover a “coexão social”.

[ZOOM] Konstruktives Mitreden

Der neue Präsident der ACEL, Pascal Thinnes, über seine Pläne und Kritikpunkte Pascal Thinnes, 25 Jahre alt, wurde am vergangenen 26. Dezember bei der Generalversammlung der Studierendenorganisation ACEL (Association des Cercles d’Étudiants Luxembourgeois) zum neuen Präsidenten ernannt. Die ACEL vertritt rund vierzig Studentenkreise quer durch Europa und sogar darüber hinaus, und über diesen Weg mehr […]

How useful is government spending on higher education?

One-hundred-and-seventeen million euros. That’s the amount of money Luxembourg’s taxpayers contribute to subsidise students who, under certain conditions, pursue a degree in higher education. This system of providing people with generous grants has been applied in the Grand Duchy for many years now, and is a consequence of a policy that began in France under […]

[ZOOM] Wissen schafft Wissenschaft

Zwischen dem 25. Juli und 8. August nahmen zwei Schülerinnen der Europaschule in Mamer am London International Youth Science Forum in Großbritannien teil. Lavinia Kadar und Inès Bahlawane hatten sich mehrere Wochen mit dem Thema Desinfizierungen von Wunden, und dem potenziellen Risiko durch endotoxische Gifte auseinandergesetzt. Hierbei ging es darum herauszufinden ob Stoffwechselprodukte von absterbenden […]

What should a commitment to free speech on campus entail?

This essay is a contribution to an essay competition launched by The Economist. You can find more info here. Last September, a website promoting the concept of students reaching out to get themselves a so-called “sugar daddy” promoted itself around the campus of the Free University of Brussels, in Belgium. The ad, printed on a […]

In the face of rising communism, Belgian liberals want to teach history

Belgium’s Communist party is gaining support in the polls despite being ideologically motivated by some of the worst criminals of the 20th century. As a result, the Belgian liberal party is arguing for increased awareness of the crimes of communism in schools. Despite the partisan politics involved in this call for enlightenment, it is duly […]