Edition 146 - June 2013

News from ACA

ACA’s 20th Anniversary Conference: Internationalisation and international mobility. Where do we stand, where are we heading?

The long-awaited ACA 20th Anniversary Conference was held in The Hague on 09-11 June. As usual one s... (+more)

ACA welcomes two new members on its 20th Anniversary!

The two newest members of ACA, The Turkish Centre for European Union Education and Youth Programmes ... (+more)

Nuffic’s global Neso network: some news

At the beginning of June, ACA’s Dutch member organisation – the Nuffic (the Netherlands organisa... (+more)

News from DAAD

DAAD adopts resolution against announced budget cuts by the Federal Foreign Office  As announc... (+more)

European Policy

Battle for the EU 2014-2020 budget finally over?

On 27 June, the Irish Presidency and officials from the European Parliament (EP) and the European Co... (+more)

Old wine in a new bottle: Erasmus+

Names always create a lot of emotions. The European Union´s new programme for education, training, ... (+more)

Horizon 2020 gets in the home stretch

The negotiators from the European Parliament and the Irish Presidency of the Council have reached an... (+more)

Education and youth employment: Updates from OECD and European Council

The new Education at a Glance report was released in June. Traditionally, this annual report provide... (+more)

Europe seeks better recognition of professional qualifications

Earlier this month, members of the European Parliament reached an agreement with the EU’s Irish Pr... (+more)

U-Multirank exceeds initial goal of 500 university registrations

The new EU-funded international university ranking “U-Multirank” announced this month that it ex... (+more)

EU high level group: teaching teachers and academics to teach

The EU high-level group on the modernisation of higher education published its first report on how t... (+more)

The European Parliament on the cultural and creative sectors

The Education and Culture Committee (CULT) of the European Parliament responded earlier this month t... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Producing and reproducing university rankings

You have more geeks, I have more trees; you are richer, but I am younger. Very soon, all the univers... (+more)

France: Another attempt to reform the higher education landscape

On 4 June, the French Minister for Higher Education and Research, Geneviève Fioraso, signed the fir... (+more)

News from Germany

Investments in education and research in Germany increase to  EUR 245 billion The federal gove... (+more)

UK-US join forces for Global Innovation Initiative

On 12 June, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and US Secretary of State John Kerry announced a new ... (+more)

US and India step up higher education cooperation

On 25 June, the U.S. Department of State announced eight new institutional partnership projects betw... (+more)

China’s national OpenCourseWare platform gets MOOCified

On 26 June, China’s nationally-funded OpenCourseWare platform (icourses.cn) incorporated 120 Massi... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for Proposals - Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

This call for proposals aims to select intermediary organisations, active in business support, to ma... (+more)

ESOF 2014 Call for Proposals - Science-2-Business and Career Programmes

The Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) is an interdisciplinary meeting of researchers, politicians, innov... (+more)

Call for Proposals - European Investment Bank University Research Sponsorship (EIBURS)

The European Investment Bank Institute (EIB) proposes two new EIBURS sponsorships under its kno... (+more)

Continuous Open Call for Proposals - European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)

COST invites researchers throughout Europe to submit proposals for research networks and use this op... (+more)

Publications

EUA’s Public Funding Observatory

European University Association. EUA’s Public Funding Observatory (Spring 2013). 2013. Pages: 8. ... (+more)

The Funding Environment for Universities: An Assessment

Universities UK. The Funding Environment for Universities: An Assessment. 2013. Pages: 64. This rep... (+more)

The Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions: recommendations for Horizon 2020

LERU. The Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions: recommendations for Horizon 2020. 2013. Pages: 7. In thi... (+more)

Overview of international science, technology and innovation cooperation between Member States and non-EU countries

European Commission. Overview of international science, technology and innovation cooperation betwee... (+more)

International student recruitment in Sweden, Norway and Finland

Cox, M. International student recruitment: policies and developments in selected countries: Sweden, ... (+more)

A Process for Screening and Authorizing Joint and Double Degree Programs

Chevalier, A. A Process for Screening and Authorizing Joint and Double Degree Programs. IIE. New Y... (+more)

A Critical Path: Securing the Future of Higher Education in England

IPPR Commission on the Future of Higher Education. A Critical Path: Securing the Future of Higher Ed... (+more)

Higher Education: the Fair Access Challenge

Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission. Higher Education: the Fair Access Challenge. 2013. Pag... (+more)

New Frontiers: U.S. Students Pursuing Degrees Abroad

Belyavina, R., Li, J. & Bhandari, R. New Frontiers: U.S. Students Pursuing Degrees Abroad - A 2-... (+more)

Australia’s Innovative Universities in Asia

IRU. Australia’s Innovative Universities in Asia. 2013. Pages: 23. This new report by Innovative ... (+more)

Uncounted and Unacknowledged: Syria’s Refugee University Students and Academics in Jordan

Watenpaugh, K. D., Fricke, A. L., Siegel, T. Uncounted and Unacknowledged: Syria’s Refugee Univers... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events: 10 October 2013 Making sense of the MOOCs Brussels, Belgium Website ... (+more)