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Published on December 16, 2008

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Some thoughts on the student thoughts : Student Conference Warsaw, Sept. 2008 Some thoughts on the student thoughts Stavros A. Zenios UNICA President Rector, University of Cyprus Student Thoughts : Student Thoughts Employment Inequalities Happiness environment-energy migration political future sustainable technology Russia vocational vs academic formal - informal Win Europe Formal part : Formal part John Kenneth Galbraith, The Affluent Society: We produce in sufficient quantity goods and services Virtuous circle for economic development Consumption Production Employment Increased wealth Consumption Marketing Built-in-obsolescence YouTube, The Story of Stuff Knowledge-Innovation-Economic growth : Knowledge-Innovation-Economic growth Technology Basic and applied research Vocational and academic Immigration and diversity Sciences and humanities Sciences and engineering create wealth Humanities create the social cohesion Resources to acquire stuff Those stuff that make life better Students as co-producers of knowledge : Students as co-producers of knowledge Theory X and Theory Y: The carrot and the stick We are on the same side Pitfalls Good for students – difficult for professors Good for students – difficult for students Good for professors – difficult for students How to decide: What is good for quality of education? Informal part : Informal part Vicious circle:Consumption-Production-Employment-Wealth-consumption Limited natural resources ENERGY ENVIRONMENT Limited time Fast food Fast sex Quick high “I can get no satisfaction” Vicious circle eats into our Happiness Informal part : Informal part Search for balance Conflicts are part of human state Join the Slow Food Club Why should we eat bananas year round? Move your TV to the second floor The secret of a happy marriage: low expectations. Slide 8: Political Future Win Europe Russia Slide 9: Thanks students Thanks moderators Thanks University of Warsaw

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