Edition 147 - July 2013

News from ACA

ACA/EUA joint European Policy Seminar: Making sense of the MOOCs

A joint European Policy Seminar of the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) and the European Unive... (+more)

News from DAAD

Attracting foreign students The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) welcomes the propositions o... (+more)

European Policy

European Commission releases long-anticipated Communication on internationalisation of higher education

The European Commission released the long-anticipated Communication on the internationalisation of h... (+more)

Education part of key priorities of Lithuanian Presidency

On 1 July 2013, Lithuania took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the firs... (+more)

Wrapping up the Horizon 2020 deal

This month, the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER), chaired by the Lithuanian Presiden... (+more)

Erasmus exceeds its 3 million target. Erasmus+ aims for 4 million

The European Commission happily announced that more than 250 000 students, a record-high number, wen... (+more)

Apprenticeships to fight youth unemployment

In 2012, out of a labour force of 24.4 million persons aged 15-24 years, 5.6 million were unemployed... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Love letter to Montreal

Be it the many beautiful and inviting tree-shaded parks, the ice-skating rinks on frozen ponds, the ... (+more)

U.S. Senate approves deal that puts end to partisan feud

On 25 July, the Senate approved a bipartisan plan to restructure the government’s education loan p... (+more)

Wissenschaft weltoffen 2013: Trends and developments in student mobility

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has just released Wissenschaft weltoffen 2013, its annua... (+more)

Recommendations on the future development of German higher education and research

In mid-July, the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) published its eagerly-a... (+more)

France: Big increase in student grants and new law on higher education and scientific research

Earlier this month, student unions in France welcomed the announcement of higher education and scien... (+more)

Action plan to increase number of Danes studying abroad

Denmark’s Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education finally published the English versi... (+more)

World Student Games in Kazan – a reminder of the importance of (international) university sports

Sports have always played a big role in university life, especially in countries like the United Sta... (+more)

Russian universities get public support to improve international visibility

In July, the Russian Ministry of Education and Science published the results of a national competiti... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

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)

Open call for tender EAC/09/2013 – Study on Supporting the Entrepreneurial Potential of Higher Education

The European Commission launches an open call for tenders with a view to develop a stronger evidence... (+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)

Call for Proposals EACEA/04/2013 - 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)

Call for Tenders - Evaluation of Finland's support to Higher Education Institutions

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland supports higher education institutions through two progr... (+more)

Open call for tender EAC/19/2013 – Study on Drop-out and completion in higher education in Europe

The overall objective of this study is to provide a consolidated and up-to-date overview of national... (+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

Delivering Education across Borders in the European Union

European Commission. Delivering Education across Borders in the European Union. Publications Office ... (+more)

The ERASMUS Phenomenon - Symbol of a New European Generation?

Feyen, B. & Krzaklewska, E. The ERASMUS Phenomenon - Symbol of a New European Generation? Peter ... (+more)

An Expansion of a Global Data Set on Educational Quality: A Focus on Achievement in Developing Countries

Angrist, N., Patrinos, H. A. & Schlotter, M. An Expansion of a Global Data Set on Educational Qu... (+more)

The International Imperative in Higher Education

Altbach, P. G. The International Imperative in Higher Education. Center for International Higher Edu... (+more)

Framework for Fair Recognition of Joint Degrees

Aerden, A. & Lokhoff, J. Framework for Fair Recognition of Joint Degrees. European Consortium fo... (+more)

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)

Knowledge – Action – Change. Three alumni surveys in review: 25 years of DAAD postgraduate courses

DAAD. Knowledge – Action – Change: Three alumni surveys in review. 25 years of DAAD postgraduate... (+more)

La mobilité des étudiants d’Afrique sub-saharienne et du Maghreb

Campus France. La mobilité des étudiants d’Afrique sub-saharienne et du Maghreb. Les notes de Ca... (+more)

Higher Education in the Western Balkans: Reforms, Developments, Trends

Zgaga, P., Klemenčič, M., Komljenovič, J., Miklavič, K., Repac, I. & Jakačić, V. Higher Ed... (+more)

The Importance of International Students to America

Anderson, S. The Importance of International Students to America. NFAP Policy Brief, 2013. Pages: 22... (+more)

The U.S. Community College Model: Potential for Applications in India

IIE. The U.S. Community College Model: Potential for Applications in India. New York, 2013. Pages: 4... (+more)

Universities and Knowledge Society Journal - Mexcico and Latin America

RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal, Vol. 10. Barcelona, 2013. Pages: 292.&nb... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

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