Edition 54 - October 2005

News from ACA

ACA - The Lisbon agenda and the universities: what does the future hold for us?

The Lisbon agenda touches directly at the heart of some the pressing challenges that ... (+more)

NUFFIC - Day of the International Student 2005 event

On Saturday, 5 November 2005, Nuffic will be holding the Day of the International Student (DIS 2005)... (+more)

Call for Papers - IIENetworker Magazine Spring 2006

Spring 2006 Issue: "Internationalising the Campus" IIENetworker, the international educati... (+more)

EduFrance teams with DAAD, Nuffic and the British Council to increase the attractiveness of Europe

A consortium of European agencies led by EduFrance and composed of DAAD, Nuffic and British Council ... (+more)

SIU - New StudyinNorway website; B) Norwegian lectureships abroad; C) Conference proceedings online

A) StudyinNorway.no In October The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Educatio... (+more)

British Council: Building on Diversity: Transforming the Future of Higher Education in Europe

As part of its EU Presidency the UK’s Department for Education and Skills hosted a conference on H... (+more)

DAAD: Update of database on funding in higher education in Germany ; B) New DAAD programme for postdocs in biotechnology

Update of database of funding in higher education in GermanyThe DAAD has expanded its internet datab... (+more)

TPF: Record-number beneficiaries in the Leonardo programme in Hungary

In 2005, 157 Leonardo mobility applications were submitted and 80 % of them were approved (125). The... (+more)

European Policy

Erasmus-Nyerere: A new exchange programme for African and European projects?

On the 12th of October, the European Commission adopted a new EU strategy for Africa, which includes... (+more)

Commissioner Figel establishes vision for new academic year

Jan Figel’, Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Multilinguism outlined key ideas rel... (+more)

Women and science initiatives, overcoming a European research shortage

One year ago, the ‘Gago report’ called on European governments to take a more active role in pro... (+more)

'People programme', UK outlines next steps for FP7

The future budget of the most ambitious Framework Programme (FP7) ever has yet to be decided.  ... (+more)

Education outcomes of the EU-Russia summit

On 4 October 2005, Tony Blair held talks in London with Russian President Vladimir Putin as part of ... (+more)

Eurostat outlines top EU Member States for graduates in tertiary education

Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Community, has released its regular focus report on... (+more)

Investing in European Research: Strengthening the university-industry link

The Commission has presented an integrated research and innovation action plan, which builds upon bu... (+more)

Council sets new admission procedures for foreign researchers

In October, the European Council adopted a Directive which streamlines admissions procedures for for... (+more)

2008 European Year of Intercultural Dialogue - funding activities proposed

On 5 October, the Commission adopted a proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the... (+more)

European Parliament: lifelong learning and ICT crucial for the Lisbon process

In October, the European Parliament adopted a non-legislative resolution on education as the corners... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

New features of the internet-based test of English as a foreign language

The Educational Testing Service has introduced the first internet-based version of the Test of Engli... (+more)

France and the European Institute of Technology

The European research advisory board (EURAB) has warned the Commission against the Europea... (+more)

China and other non-OECD-countries in global innovation and research

According to the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2005, the importance of non-OECD-c... (+more)

Schavan new German education minister

As a result of Germany’s General election in September, Chancellor-designate Angela Merkel of the ... (+more)

Less Chinese students enrolled on UK courses

The provisional figures for the 2005 entry published last week by the British Universities and Colle... (+more)

French planning office sets priorities for France's attractiveness

The French planning office “Le Plan” (a think-tank linked to the French government) has publishe... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Alban - a high level scholarship programme for Latin America

Programme AlBan’s Call for Scholarship Applications, for higher education and specialised training... (+more)

EU-Australia Cooperation in Higher Education and Vocational Training

The EU/Australia cooperation in higher education programme aims to set up a framework for student mo... (+more)

Language Tenders: A) Education and Training 2010: Languages B) Web Portal on Languages

A) Education and Training 2010: Languages The overall objective of their contract is to contribute t... (+more)

Organisations promoting European level dialogue

Promotion of Active European Citizenship - Support to non-governmental organisations, associations a... (+more)

Six calls for human resources and mobility within the European Research Area

Call for proposals for Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowships - Structuring the European Res... (+more)

Science education within the European Research Area

Under the Sixth Framework Programme, DG Research has launched a call for structuring the European Re... (+more)

Support for applied research projects in sustainability

Alcoa Foundation's Conservation and Sustainability Fellowship Program is a unique, international fel... (+more)


Cedefop - The learning continuity: European inventory on validating non-formal and informal learning

This report represents the first effort to establish a European inventory of approaches to validatin... (+more)

Europe’s World: New Europe-wide policy journal

Europe’s World is an independent policy journal launched on 4 October 2005 by Friends of Europe an... (+more)

EUA's Bologna Handbook: Making Bologna Work

The Bologna Handbook is a new resource tool for higher education academics and administrators to gai... (+more)

OECD: Promoting Adult Learning

This publication provides policy guidance in an area that has been given little policy priority unti... (+more)

IIE: Diversity in International Education

The new Fall 2005 issue of the IIENetworker Magazine has just been published. The theme of the curre... (+more)

SIU: New edition of Global Knowledge out

A new edition of Global Knowledge – the magazine for international cooperation in research and hig... (+more)


Upcoming conferences October - July 2006

3-6 November UNESCO-CEPES/LKAEM “Private Higher Education in Europe: Its role and functioning in t... (+more)

Events in the spotlight

5 NovemberNUFFIC Day of the International Student (DIS 2005) at the Hague University of Professional... (+more)

Meeting student expectations: from minimum provision to pampering talent - Principles and practice in services for international students

Brussels, 16 or 30 March 2007 http://www.aca-secretariat.be/index.php?id=153... (+more)