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The Smartest Kids in the World are created by the smartest (and bravest) education policy makers.

Gregg Glover Harvard School of Education

This week’s edition of The Economist contains a review and discussion of Amanda Ripley’s “The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way.”  The book readdresses some of theAmanda Ripley woes in the US education system where the notion of ‘teaching to the test’ has become the norm and ‘critical thinking’  has been forgotten. As usual, Finland and several Asian countries do very well. Poland also gets good marks for the improvements in its education system. European who have been panicking about the supposed army of Polish plumbers ready to invade Britain, France and Germany should be warned. Soon they may be joined by battalions of  highly skilled accountants, lawyers and doctors. Continue reading


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Colombe de Montaigne de Poncins, a graduate management student from Grenoble EM, talks about her experiences at Hanken School of Economics.

Studying abroad means being open to totally different ways of thinking and living. It seems difficult to integrate with others but we have to keep in mind that, regardless of differences, all students have the same age, study the same courses, have the same interests but mainly share common desire to learn new things.


Photos and text by Colombe de Montaigne de Poncins

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