Edition 145 - May 2013

In focus

What the MOOC

To MOOCers and shakers in the world of higher education, the question about MOOCs now is not merely ... (+more)

News from ACA

Last chance to celebrate with us at ACA 20th Anniversary Conference

The event, co-organized by Nuffic, will soon take place in The Hague from 9 to 11 June 2013. Practic... (+more)

Martina Weiss to become secretary general of swissuniversities

In November 2013, the three types of Swiss higher education institutions, i.e. the universities, the... (+more)

News from DAAD

Science in the focus of the German Year in Brazil On 15 May 2013, DAAD President Prof. Margret Wint... (+more)

Testing phase of the EAR recognition manual successfully completed

The EAR, which stands for the European Area of Recognition, is a project co-funded by the Lifelong L... (+more)

New survey on 'Global Mindedness': the before and after of studying abroad

The Finnish Centre for International Mobility (CIMO) is about to launch a new survey to measure the ... (+more)

European Policy

European Commission soon to present Communication on internationalisation of higher education

In 2011, the European Commission came up with a Communication entitled Modernising Europe’s higher... (+more)

EU’s strategic approach to international cooperation in research and innovation

On 29 and 30 May 2013, the Council of the European Union adopted Conclusions on Enhancing and Focusi... (+more)

Education Ministers work towards socially inclusive higher education

At the second and final EU Council of Education Ministers under the Irish Presidency on 16-17 May 20... (+more)

ASEM felt that time has come to put policy into practice

The above caption is taken literally from the Conclusions by the Chair of the 4th Asia-Europe Meetin... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems

For the second time, the international network of 24 research universities called Universitas 21 has... (+more)

QS World University Rankings by Subject

In May 2013, QS Quacquarelli Symonds published its 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject, rev... (+more)

Parlez-vous anglais?

On 23 May 2013, the French National Assembly adopted article 2 of the Law on Higher Education and Sc... (+more)

News from Germany

Launch of a German Qualification Framework for Lifelong Learning (DQR) As commonly decided by the f... (+more)

Spanish educational reforms raise controversy

On 17 May 2013, the Spanish Council of Ministers gave the green light to the draft Organic Law for I... (+more)

The UK running after EU student borrowers

According to information requested under the Freedom of Information Act and recently published by Th... (+more)

Finland appoints new education minister

On 24 May 2013, the President of the Republic of Finland appointed new ministers for the Ministries ... (+more)

Change of government in Iceland

On 22 May 2013, Illugi Gunnarsson was announced as new Icelandic minister of education and culture. ... (+more)

U.S. Mapping Internationalization Assessment Tool

The American Council on Education (ACE), or more specifically its Center for Internationalization an... (+more)

U.S. and Mexico step up higher education dialogue

The official visit of President Barack Obama to Mexico in early May culminated in the announcement o... (+more)

New Zealand boosts international education funding

While many European countries are largely sacrificing their educational budgets to implement austeri... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for proposals - EACEA/45/12 - Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme

The objective of this programme is to promote sustainable development and poverty alleviation in Afr... (+more)

ESOF 2014 call for proposals for the Science-2-Business and Career Programmes

ESOF 2014 call for proposals for the Science-2-Business and Career Programmes The Euroscience Open F... (+more)

Implementation of the European strategic objectives in Education and Training (ET 2020)

The general objective of this call for proposals is to encourage European policy cooperation to supp... (+more)

Publications

On the way to 2020: data for vocational education and training policies

CEDEFOP. On the way to 2020: data for vocational education and training policies. Country statistica... (+more)

International Curricula and Student Mobility

De Moor, B. & Henderikx, P. International Curricula and Student Mobility - Advice Paper No.12. L... (+more)

The MOOC Moment

Inside Higher Ed. The MOOC Moment. A selection of Inside Higher Ed articles and essays on massive op... (+more)

The Changing Academic Profession – Major Findings of a Comparative Survey

Teichler, U., Arimoto, A. & Cummings, W.K. The Changing Academic Profession – Major Findings o... (+more)

The Work Situation of the Academic Profession in Europe

Teichler, U. & Höhle, E.A. The Work Situation of the Academic Profession in Europe: Findings of... (+more)

Tuition fees for international students – Nordic Practice

norden. Tuition fees for international students – Nordic Practice. Oxford Research.  Nordic C... (+more)

Make it in the Netherlands! Advisory report on retaining international students in the Netherlands

SER. Make it in the Netherlands! Advisory report on retaining international students in the Netherla... (+more)

MOOC Completion Rates: The Data

Jordan, K. MOOC Completion Rates: The Data. Online graph and blog. The average completion rate for ... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events: 9-11 June 2013ACA Annual ConferenceThe Hague, The NetherlandsWebsite Other e... (+more)