The Good University Guide for Ib Students UK Edition 2017

Author: Alexander Zouev,Roman Zouev

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993418716


Page: N.A

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This new 2017 version of the popular IB university guidebook includes updated facts and figures, as well as some surprise new chapters. There are more than 35 university profiles (including Oxford, Cambridge, LSE and UCL amongst many others) with former IB students from over 20 different nationalities answering questions including: - How does your workload at university compare to that of the IB? - Do you feel you have an advantage over A-Level students? - Were the entry requirements fair? - Are there efforts made to accommodate international students? - Would you recommend your university to current IB students? Each university profile is complete with an in-depth student survey and all of the essential facts and figures. In addition, the introductory chapters cover the application process and give IB students essential tips and advice to securing a spot at the best UK universities across the UK. If you are an IB student considering university in the UK then this book is an absolute must-have. Alexander Zouev completed the IB Diploma programme in 2007 with a total of 43 points. He went on to study Economics and Management at the University of Oxford, where he also held the position of Overseas Representative at St Peter's College. Upon completing his MSc in Mathematical Finance, he started working as an FX trader and tutoring IB students. Roman Zouev completed the IB Diploma programme in 2003 with a total of 42 points. He studied Economics at the University of Oxford and completed an MSc in Accounting and Finance at the London School of Economics. He is a full-time FX day-trader and part-time IB tutor.

Is International Law International?

Author: Anthea Roberts

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190696435

Category: Law

Page: 304

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This book takes the reader on a sweeping tour of the international legal field to reveal some of the patterns of difference, dominance, and disruption that belie international law's claim to universality. Pulling back the curtain on the "divisible college of international lawyers," Anthea Roberts shows how international lawyers in different states, regions, and geopolitical groupings are often subject to distinct incoming influences and outgoing spheres of influence in ways that reflect and reinforce differences in how they understand and approach international law. These divisions manifest themselves in contemporary controversies, such as debates about Crimea and the South China Sea. Not all approaches to international law are created equal, however. Using case studies and visual representations, the author demonstrates how actors and materials from some states and groups have come to dominate certain transnational flows and forums in ways that make them disproportionately influential in constructing the "international." This point holds true for Western actors, materials, and approaches in general, and for Anglo-American (and sometimes French) ones in particular. However, these patterns are set for disruption. As the world moves past an era of Western dominance and toward greater multipolarity, it is imperative for international lawyers to understand the perspectives and approaches of those coming from diverse backgrounds. By taking readers on a comparative tour of different international law academies and textbooks, the author encourages them to see the world through the eyes of others -- an essential skill in this fast changing world of shifting power dynamics and rising nationalism.

Language Teachers' Stories from their Professional Knowledge Landscapes

Author: Lesley Harbon,Robyn Moloney

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443873861

Category: Education

Page: 199

View: 1866

Language Teachers’ Professional Knowledge Landscapes is a collection of fourteen narratives from teachers of different languages, at different school levels, in different contexts across Australia. This volume brings together not simply language teacher stories, but also more political stories of the problems associated with school programs and contexts. Highlighted through these stories are some of the major political issues in schools that impact language teachers’ work, and their students’ success in sustained language study. The book is conceptually framed by the work of Clandinin and Connelly (1996) and their notion of ‘levels’ of stories told by teachers about their classrooms: the secret, the sacred and the cover stories. The term ‘professional knowledge landscape’ is used to indicate how teachers can critically situate their work, and thereby understand it better. The collection includes the stories of two outstanding primary language educators, and a story of mixed success in a rural program in teaching the local Aboriginal language (Ngarrabul). There are stories of frustration with policy failures, particularly in supporting the learning of Asian languages. Many of the teacher narrators ask the confronting question: ‘What blocks language learning in Australia?’ They offer the strategies which they have developed, that they see making a difference. Other narratives offer autoethnographic tracking of careers, for example, as a teacher of Latin and Classics, Japanese, French, Spanish, Russian, and of teachers’ ongoing vigour and creativity in advocacy. A number of teachers examine their own identity story for the intercultural learning, which they then offer and extend in student learning. Consistently expressed, there is the need for teachers to take up individual responsibility, while still being strongly supported by their professional community: ‘It is us’ who make the difference, one teacher concludes. Supported by a strong Foreword by Canadian scholar F. Michael Connelly, this ground-breaking collection of narratives represents a form of social research in providing critical illustrations of the issues needing attention for national language education enhancement. It is the only extended inquiry into language teaching in the context of an active policy initiative environment, and the first volume to address the language education landscape through the voices of active language teachers.

Writing Assignments Across University Disciplines

Author: Roger Graves

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490784020

Category: Education

Page: 278

View: 4192

Writing Assignments Across the University Curriculum as a whole asks and answers these questions: What kinds of documents do students write in a wide range of university degree programs in Canada? How do instructors structure those writing assignments? That is, who is the audience for the assignments? Do students get formative feedback as they develop their documents? Do the patterns we found in a small liberal arts college (Graves, Hyland, and Samuels 2010) occur in other kinds of universities? We took our cue from an article by Anson and Dannels (2009) who pointed us toward the idea that students experience a curriculum through their degree progress in an academic program. Consequently, we needed to map the writing assignments according to how different departments organized these degree programs. Results that were organized by curricular unit (departments, faculties or colleges, or programs/units) were more significant than general statistics because students would progress through these courses to a degree. Several chapters in the book describe how this kind of curricular mapping provided a spark for curricular reform in Engineering, Education, and an entire small university. The last two chapters report on the instructors perspective on their assignments: what they were intending to do, and why they both resisted and engaged in curricular discussions.

Die Sonne, Stern unserer Erde

Author: Kenneth R. Lang

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662066823

Category: Science

Page: 282

View: 5722

Eine faszinierende Entdeckungsreise zur Sonne und ihren unsichtbaren Welten. Für Fachkundige ebenso spannend zu lesen wie für Astronomie-Interessierte, führt das Buch verständlich in die Physik der Sonne ein und zeigt eindrucksvoll die Bedeutung des Sonnenlichts für das Leben auf der Erde. Gestützt auf neueste Forschungsergebnisse aus Radioteleskop- und Satellitenbeobachtungen beschreibt Kenneth Lang die gewaltigen atomenergetischen Prozesse der Sonne, den von ihr ausgehenden Neutrinofluß, ihre seismischen Aktivitäten, ihre Magnetfelder und Sonnenflecken, die Sonnenausbrüche und Protuberanzen, den Sonnenwind und den Einfluß der Sonne auf unser Klima und Wetter. Das Buch ist mit einer Fülle hervorragender Abbildungen ausgestattet, u.a. mit Fotomaterial der NASA, das hier zum ersten Mal veröffentlicht wird.

Concepts of Modern Catalysis and Kinetics

Author: I. Chorkendorff,J. W. Niemantsverdriet

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527691308

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 550

View: 8610

In the past 12 years since its publication, Concepts of Modern Catalysis and Kinetics has become a standard textbook for graduate students at universities worldwide. Emphasizing fundamentals from thermodynamics, physical chemistry, spectroscopy, solid state chemistry and quantum chemistry, it introduces catalysis from a molecular perspective, and stresses how it is interwoven with the field of reaction kinetics. The authors go on to explain how the world of reacting molecules is connected to the real world of industry, by discussing the various scales (nano - micro - macro) that play a role in catalysis. Reflecting the modern-day focus on energy supplies, this third edition devotes attention to such processes as gas-to-liquids, coal-to-liquids, biomass conversion and hydrogen production. From reviews of the prior editions: 'Overall, this is a valuable book that I will use in teaching undergraduates and postgraduates.' (Angewandte Chemie - I. E.) '...this excellent book is highly recommended to students at technical universities, but also entrants in chemical industry. Furthermore, this informative handbook is also a must for all professionals in the community.' (AFS) 'I am impressed by the coverage of the book and it is a valuable addition to the catalysis literature and I highly recommend purchase' (Energy Sources)

Caring for People with Dementia

A Shared Approach

Author: Christine Brown Wilson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526415135

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 3609

Skills in caring for people with dementia are increasingly demanded of all health care practitioners as the numbers of diagnosed increase. This text presents the latest research into improving dementia care for both non-expert students and junior staff as well as more senior managers.

History of Education Policymaking in India, 1947–2016

Author: R. V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199091544

Category: Social Science

Page: 604

View: 627

This book comprehensively chronicles the history of the education policymaking in India from 1947 to 2016 with a focus on the developments after 1964 when the Kothari Commission was constituted. The book is informed by the rare insights acquired by the author while making policy at the state, national, and international levels of governance. Another distinguishing feature of this book lies in the attention it pays to the process and politics of policymaking and the larger setting—or, to use jargon, the political and policy environment— in which policies were made at different points of time. The author brings out a crucial analysis of the Indian educational system against the backdrop of national and global political, economic, and educational developments. Two other distinguishing features of the book are the systematic treatment of the regulation of education and the role of judiciary in the making and implementation of education policies.

Elite Education and Internationalisation

From the Early Years to Higher Education

Author: Claire Maxwell,Ulrike Deppe,Heinz-Hermann Krüger,Werner Helsper

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319599666

Category: Education

Page: 373

View: 8841

This book offers both a theoretical and empirical examination of elite education, at all stages from the early years to university level. The book explores the various manifestations of internationalisation of education; the implications of these for national education systems; the formation and re-articulation of elite forms of education locally and globally; and how these facilitate the reproduction or disruption of processes of inequality. The collection critically considers these questions by drawing on contributions from around the world, and focuses on how internationalisation processes shape the various stages of the education system – from early years settings to higher education – in oftentimes quite different ways. At the same time, by engaging with the issues through a range of theoretical lenses, the book invites readers to consider in greater depth the various ways we can come to understand how processes of internationalisation are both embedding but also at times destabilising the formation and purpose of elite education provision and potentially the configuration of elite groups themselves. The book will be relevant to academics, researchers, students, policymakers and educators working in or on the field of ‘education’ across the world.

Doing Business in Europe

Author: Gabriele Suder

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446290654

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

View: 9547

Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here This new edition of Doing Business in Europe covers all of the key topics covered on European Business courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, making it a must-have for students and practitioners alike. Written in a clear and accessible way, this new textbook has been fully revised and updated to take into account recent developments in Europe, changing European Union policies and the resulting business implications. This new edition draws a stronger link between the European business environment and the real business implications facing companies operating in Europe. This easy-to-follow text addresses the challenges and opportunities facing those doing business in Europe, while setting these in a global context. New to this edition: - Expanded coverage of lobbying, SMEs and globalization - New real-life case studies using a wide range of examples from across Europe - Extensive pedagogical features including a glossary, revised discussion questions and more mini case studies An accompanying comprehensive companion website provides you with full-text journal articles, an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides and a country-by-country study. The website also provides additional case studies, video material, and a multiple choice testbank for lecturers.

Ökonomie für den Menschen

Wege zu Gerechtigkeit und Solidarität in der Marktwirtschaft

Author: Amartya Kumar Sen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423362641

Category: Wirtschaftsentwicklung - Freiheit - Soziale Gerechtigkeit

Page: 424

View: 4939

Das große Buch des Nobelpreisträgers: Eine Programmschrift, die ökonomische Vernunft, politischen Realismus und soziale Verantwortung zusammenführt. Mit diesem Buch hat Sen eine Schneise in die Globalisierungsdebatte geschlagen. Als einer der bedeutenden Wirtschaftstheoretiker der Gegenwart fordert er die Moral in der Marktwirtschaft ein und packt das Weltproblem Nr. 1 an: die sich immer weiter öffnende Schere zwischen dem global agierenden Turbokapitalismus und der zunehmenden Arbeitslosigkeit und Verarmung. Dieses engagierte Buch hat er für die breite Öffentlichkeit geschrieben, eindringlich stellt er dar, daß Freiheit, Gleichheit und Solidarität keine abstrakten Ideale sind, sondern fundamentale Voraussetzungen für eine prosperierende, gerechte Weltwirtschaft.

International Business

Author: Gabriele Suder

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446202682

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 2795

Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here The Sage Course Companion on International Business is an easy-to-navigate support guide to the International Business curriculum. It will allow readers to extend their understanding of key concepts and enhance their thinking skills in line with course requirements. This book also provides guidance on essential study skills and advice on developing critical thinking about international business. Designed to compliment existing textbooks for the course, the Companion provides: - A helpful overview of International Business key concepts and theories in support of your course expecations - Tips, notes and possible exam questions to help you remember key points and International business issues - 'Going further' sections to help you on your way to earning extra marks - Guidance and excercises to aid study and revision skills - Pointers to success in exams and written excercises The Sage Course Companion in International Business is much more than a revision guide; it is an essential tool that will help readers take their course understanding to new levels and help them achieve success in their undergraduate course.

Nora oder Ein Puppenheim

Author: Henrik Ibsen

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843039380

Category: Drama

Page: 84

View: 2867

Henrik Ibsen: Nora oder Ein Puppenheim Originaltitel: Et dukkehjem. Uraufführung Kopenhagen, 21.12.1879, Erstdruck: Kopenhagen (Gyldendal) 1879. Hier in der Übers. v. M. v. Borch. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016, 2. Auflage. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Ibsen, Henrik: Ein Puppenheim. [Übers. v. M[arie] von Borch], in: Henrik Ibsen: Sämtliche Werke, Vierter Band. Hg. v. Julius Elias u. Paul Schlenther, Berlin: S. Fischer, 1907. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Lucien Métivet, Illustration aus dem journal humoristique, 1898. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Geschichte der Universität in Europa

Author: Walter Rüegg,Asa Briggs

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406369537

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 542

View: 4167

Dieses auf vier Bände angelegte Werk ist eine Geschichte der "Institution Universität" in Europa von ihrer Entstehung im Mittelalter bis in die heutige Zeit und zugleich eine vergleichende Geschichte der europäischen Universitäten sowie der außereuropäischen Universitäten, die nach europäischem Muster gegründet worden sind. Es wird auf Initiative der europäischen Rektorenkonferenz (CRE), der über 500 wissenschaftliche Hochschulen in 27 europäischen Staaten angehören, von einem internationalen Komitee namhafter Wissenschaftler unter dem Vorsitz von Walter Rüegg (Schweiz) herausgegeben. Absicht dieses Gemeinschaftswerkes ist es, die gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen und Aufgaben, die Merkmale geistiger und institutioneller Identität, die Strukturen, Gestaltungen und Hauptprobleme der europäischen Universitäten in ihren geschichtlichen Grundlagen und Veränderungen, aber auch in ihren regionalen Unterschieden, auf dem heutigen Forschungsstand vergleichend und zusammenfassend darzustellen.

Molekulare Virologie

Author: Susanne Modrow,Dietrich Falke,Uwe Truyen,Hermann Schätzl

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3827422418

Category: Science

Page: 734

View: 5672

Vom Gen zur Pathogenese Das Lehrbuch Molekulare Virologie, seit vielen Jahren als unentbehrliches Standardwerk für Fachleute und Studenten etabliert, liegt nun wieder in einer überarbeiteten und erweiterten Neuauflage vor. Neben der durchgängigen Aktualisierung der Inhalte und Literaturzitate sind unter anderem Layout und Format des Buches angepasst sowie die eingestreuten Exkurse, die schlaglichtartig interessante Einzelthemen beleuchten, thematisch differenziert worden. Durch Einbindung eines zusätzlichen Autors sind zudem humanmedizinisch-klinische Aspekte nun noch stärker berücksichtigt. Molekulare Virologie ist eine Einführung in die molekular- und zellbiologischen Grundlagen von Virusinfektionen bei Mensch und Tier. Das Buch vermittelt einen ausgewogenen Überblick über humanpathogene und tierpathogene Viren. Mit seiner klaren Gliederung und verständlichen Darstellung weist dieses systematisch angelegte Lehr- und Nachschlagewerk sowohl Studenten und Dozenten der Biologie, Human- und Veterinärmedizin als auch Virologen, forschungsorientierten Klinikern, Tierärzten und Seuchenmedizinern sowie Fachleute in Mikrobiologie, Hygiene und Diagnostik den Weg durch die Vielfalt der virologischen Forschungsergebnisse. Im ersten Teil des Buches arbeiten die Autoren die allgemeinen Prinzipien der Struktur, Vermehrung und Lebenszyklen von Viren heraus und beschreiben die wichtigsten pathogenetischen und immunologischen Mechanismen viraler Erkrankungen. Auch die Diagnostik und Therapie sowie die Epidemiologie solcher Infektionen und das heutige Methodenrepertoire der Virologen werden hier vorgestellt. Der zweite, spezielle Teil führt dann systematisch durch die Vielfalt der human- und tierpathogenen Viren. Ausführlich werden zum einen die Morphologie, die Genomorganisation und die Proteinaustattung sowie die Replikationsmechanismen der verschiedenen Virusfamilien dargestellt. Für die jeweils wichtigsten Vertreter präsentieren die Autoren zum anderen einen Überblick über die relevanten humanmedizinisch-klinischen beziehungsweise veterinärmedizinischen Aspekte. Auch seuchenrechtliche Aspekte kommen hier zur Sprache. Dem Autorenteam gelingt es mit diesem Werk erneut, Virologie in ihrer ganzen Spannbreite - vom Molekül bis zur Klinik - überschaubar zu machen. Mit der konsequenten Verknüpfung dieser beiden Zugänge schlägt dieses Werk zudem dringend benötigte Brücken zwischen (molekular)biologischer Grundlagenforschung und medizinischer Anwendung.

The Development of International Business

A Narrative of Theory and Practice

Author: Robert D. Pearce

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1786439980


Page: 152

View: 6009

In this wide-ranging and groundbreaking new book, Robert Pearce provides an analytically-informed basis for understanding the modern multinational enterprise. It does this by tracing the development over the past half-century of two parallel strands of analysis in International Business; designated as the 'theoretical' and the 'practical'.The book shows how the practical restructuring of the MNE as an organisational form has responded to changes in the wider global economy and how this evolution has interfaced with the enriching of the relevant theorising. By tracing the persisting dynamics of.

Clockwork Angel

Chroniken der Schattenjäger (1)

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Arena Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3401801309

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 576

View: 8838

London, 1878. Ein mysteriöser Mörder treibt in den dunklen Straßen der Stadt sein Unwesen. Ungewollt gerät Tessa in den Kampf zwischen Vampiren, Hexenmeistern und anderen übernatürlichen Wesen. Als sie erfährt, dass auch sie eine Schattenweltlerin ist und zudem eine seltene Gabe besitzt, wird sie selbst zur Gejagten. Doch dann findet sie Verbündete, und zwar im Institut der Schattenjäger. Dort trifft sie nicht nur auf James, hinter dessen zerbrechlicher Schönheit sich ein tödliches Geheimnis verbirgt, sondern auch auf Will, der mit seinen Launen jeden auf Abstand hält - jeden, außer Tessa. Tessa ist völlig hin und her gerissen, und weiß nicht, wem sie trauen soll. Schließlich sind die Schattenjäger ihre natürlichen Feinde.

Von Zeit und Macht

Herrschaft und Geschichtsbild vom Großen Kurfürsten bis zu den Nationalsozialisten

Author: Christopher Clark

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641231639

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 2469

Worauf gründen sich Macht und Herrschaft? Wie entsteht Macht? Wie wird sie begründet und erhalten? Und in welchem Verhältnis stehen Macht und Zeit? Dies sind die großen Fragen, denen sich Christopher Clark hier widmet. Wer Macht hat, verortet sich in der Zeit. ‎Er begreift sich als Teil der Geschichte und schafft damit das Geschichtsbild seiner Epoche. Vier solcher Geschichtsbilder betrachtet dieses Buch: das des Großen Kurfürsten von Brandenburg, Friedrichs II. von Preußen, Bismarcks und der Nationalsozialisten. Geschrieben während der Brexit-Ereignisse, Trumps Präsidentschaft und Putins vierter Amtszeit ist dieses Buch nicht nur ein großes Geschichtswerk, sondern lehrt uns auch viel über unsere eigene Epoche und deren Strukturen von Selbstlegitimation, Machtverständnis und Machterhalt.