Edition 228 - April 2020

News from ACA

DAAD: new measures to mitigate the impact of the corona crisis, call for “green talents” and more

New measures to mitigate the impact of the corona crisis for students and higher education instituti... (+more)

IIE project Atlas analysis of previous health crises on international students

COVID‐19 Effects on US Higher Education CampusesThe Institute of International Education (IIE) is ... (+more)

COVID-19 Pandemic: International Study Programmes in the Czech Republic Strike Back

The first moment the Czech National Agency for International Education (DZS) had to deal with bigger... (+more)

Working Conditions in Time of Pandemic : Story of the Czech National Agency for International Education

At the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, all organizations were dealing with the dilemma of how to continu... (+more)

Movetia: Developing greener mobility

How can the number of international mobility opportunities be increased while reducing the resulting... (+more)

ETS Offers At-Home Solutions for TOEFL iBT ® Test and GRE ® General Test Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

At-home tests provide a convenient, flexible and safe option for testing while test centers are clos... (+more)

European Policy

Past and present uncertainties for Erasmus+ and Horizon Europe

As governments across Europe are putting all efforts on fighting the pandemic, a contingency plan (o... (+more)

EU Science chief resigns in protest of COVID-19 response

On 7 April 2020, Mauro Ferrari, president of the European Research Centre (ERC) resigned after only ... (+more)

Education ministers informally exchanged plans on distant learning and managing academic calendars their respective member states

Corona virus has interrupted most of the planned activities in European policy making, including the... (+more)

Open letter by NA Directors to the European Commission

In the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis, and while expecting long-lasting effects on internationa... (+more)

Research on hold as all resources focused on Covid-19 Research

In the midst of the current crisis, research has been put on hold while scientists are redeployed in... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

THE Impact Rankings 2020 : Results announced

THE’s University Impact Rankings was launched last year and is « the only global rankings to docu... (+more)

Major international exams suspended

In the context of the current crisis, major international examinations are being suspended.  Su... (+more)

Inequality in online learning leads students to strike or log off

The coronavirus crisis and the confinement has led to inequalities between students when it comes to... (+more)

New ministers of education in Poland and Slovakia

Poland Poland has the new minister of Science and Higher Education Wojciech Murdzek from the ruling... (+more)

Canada eases immigration rules to allow incoming students to begin studies online

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, governments around the world have put in place new measures as w... (+more)

Australia - HE relief package to mitigate impact of the COVID-19 crisis

With the spread of the current epidemic, Australia’s higher education sector is suffering: with mo... (+more)

More obstacles in joint research projects with China

The EU and China pledged to spend up EUR 630 Million on joint research projects over 2016-2020 throu... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

The European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport

This Call aims at accrediting those HEIs located in eligible countries which have operational capaci... (+more)

European policy experimentation

 This call for proposals will support transnational cooperation projects in the implementation ... (+more)

Publications

Impact of COVID-19 on credit-mobile students – ESN report

A recently-released report by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) – Student Exchanges in Times of Cr... (+more)

EUA Survey: Perspective on the sector and future of the European Universities Initiative

As decisions are being taken regarding the funding of EU programmes amid a global pandemic, in early... (+more)

Conferences

Conferences

Disclaimer: Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak, many conferences are being either postponed or tra... (+more)