Edition 154 - February 2014

In focus

Switzerland: The referendum's consequences for higher education and research cooperation

The referendum on the Swiss federal popular initiative Against mass immigration on 9 February showed... (+more)

News from ACA

New ACA publication and seminar on the actual use of portable grants and loans for student mobility

Queenie K.H. Lam & Dansja Oste with Irina Ferencz and Bernd Wächter, Portable grants and loans:... (+more)

ACA Annual Conference 2014 – Get ready to discuss international higher education in Bordeaux!

Exploring Europe’s place in light of recent higher education trends from across the world is the c... (+more)

DAAD News: +++Postdoc funding opportunities+++ Internship scheme programme and increase in German educational spending

Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (P.R.I.M.E.) The German Academic Exchang... (+more)

News from the IIE – Open Doors Report print edition now available

The print edition of Open Doors 2013: Report on International Educational Exchange, published by the... (+more)

European Policy

Council conclusions on skills development and digital literacy

Underlining skills development and digital literacy, the Council of the European Union, in its confi... (+more)

Council conclusions on the European Research Area

The Council of the European Union meeting in form of the Competitiveness Council, covering the field... (+more)

EIB: Financial support for French campuses

French universities and research campuses will benefit from European Investment Bank (EIB) funding w... (+more)

European Research Area Chairs announced

The European Commission has announced the 11 beneficiary universities and technical institutes of th... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

UK: Student visa fraud uncovered!

You would like to get a student visa for the UK but do not speak sufficient English? No problem, tha... (+more)

International research mobility not in favour of Germany?

Research mobility causes Germany to lose many of its best academic researchers. A recent report publ... (+more)

Italy: New minister of education, universities and research

A prompt cabinet reshuffle in Italy has not only brought a new Prime Minister and an almost complete... (+more)

Denmark: Government reshuffle brings new minister for higher education

With seven government reshuffles within 28 months, Denmark’s Social Democrat-led government has ha... (+more)

Canada: New student visa regulations leave some unanswered questions

The Canadian government has published its new student visa regulations in its official gazette. The ... (+more)

Rise in Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) taken in Asia

The Educational Testing Service (ETS), the world largest educational testing and assessment organisa... (+more)

Denmark: Grants and loans for more EU citizens

The number of EU citizens with an employee status receiving student support from Denmark’s state e... (+more)

Canada: CAD 1.5 billion for research over next decade

With a pledge of CAD 1.5 billion (EUR 984 million) for the next ten years, the Canadian government... (+more)

University of the People – First free online university to receive accreditation

The University of the People has received the status as accredited online university by the Distance... (+more)

New Zealand: Committed to internationalisation of education

New Zealand will provide further funding of NZD 465 000 (EUR 280 000) to boost internationalisation ... (+more)

BRICS: Teaming up for cooperation in science and research

Ministers of science from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) signed a memorandum ... (+more)

World Economic Forum launches MOOCs platform

The World Economic Forum announced the launch of an own Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) platform... (+more)

Belarus: Bologna, we’re coming?

Belarus would like to join the Bologna Process. According to a Belarusian Telegraph Agency press rel... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

2014 Call for proposals: EACEA/18/13 – Action 2 Erasmus Mundus Partnerships

The Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) launches a new call for proposals ... (+more)

Call for Proposals for ERC Consolidator Grant ERC/2014/CoG

ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stag... (+more)

Call for Proposals for ERC Proof of Concept Grant ERC/2014/PoC

Frontier research often generates unexpected or new opportunities for commercial or societal applica... (+more)

Call for Proposals for ERC Starting Grant ERC/2014/STG

ERC Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at... (+more)

Open call for tender IP/B/CULT/IC/2014-002 – Research study on internationalisation of higher education

The European Parliament has launched a call for tender on a research study on internationalisation o... (+more)


Understanding India: The future of higher education and opportunities for international cooperation

British Council. Understanding India: The future of higher education and opportunities for internati... (+more)

International Comparative Performance of the Welsh Research Base 2013

Higher Education Funding Council for Wales/Welsh Government/Elsevier. International Comparative Perf... (+more)

Higher Education in India: Vision 2030

EY/FICCI. Higher Education in India: Vision 2030. 2014. Pages: 79. Commissioned by the Federation o... (+more)

The International Mobility of Students in Asia and the Pacific

UNESCO – Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education. The International Mobility of Students in... (+more)

Universities and Knowledge Society Journal

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya/University of New England. Universities and Knowledge Society Journa... (+more)

NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition

New Media Consortium/EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition... (+more)

The Global State of Young Scientists

Global Young Academy. The Global State of Young Scientists. Project Report and Recommendations. 2014... (+more)


Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events:   10 April 2014 Funding student mobility – Scholarships, grants and l... (+more)