The secret of long life? Go to universityby Letizia Orlandi - 2013.02.18
Studying can make you live longer according to the OECD, based on data from 12 EU countries. The data shows that male university graduates live on average up to eight years longer, while female students gain four years, compared to their non-graduate peers. The difference in life expectancies is most evident in central Europe. In the Czech Republic, for example, university students live on average 17 years longer compared to their co-nationals who have basic education. In Portugal, the difference is only three years. Education, then, is an elixir for life, it seems. But according to the data, it has other benefits too, including greater social interaction and higher levels of satisfaction.
Blind recruitment is spreading in Italy
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State employees increasingly old and incompetent
In Italy, state employees are increasingly old and under-qualified. Consider that, currently, 49% of the jobs that require a degree are undertaken by non-graduates. Overall, graduates or those with a higher qualification account for around 40% of the total and 41% have a high-school diploma. The remainder (18.3%) are educated Read More.
Here is the trail blazing first WBB cohort
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Hyperactivity calmed at school by designing comics
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To reduce medical errors, physicians must not fear to say they’ve failed
In order to reduce errors in the operating theater, physicians must have the possibility to say without fear they’ve failed. This is what claim experts at the Penn University. They have investigated on how internal and external judgments, expressed by health staff and families, influence on the incidence of errors Read More.
Despite everything a degree still counts in Italy
In Italy, a degree is still an excellent playing card in the employment market. The number of graduates who have found employment a year after completing their degree has increased. According to the latest Almalaurea report, the percentages are 68% for those with three-year degrees and 71% for those with Read More.