Edition 157 - May 2014

In focus

Russian Excellence Initiative and the Red Queen effect in Global Higher Education

National Research University Higher School of Economics presents a new bulletin ‘Higher Education ... (+more)

News from ACA

ACA Annual Conference 2014: hurry up, it's time

  In less than three weeks, the ACA Annual Conference will begin. Registrations close ... (+more)

ACA introduced Brussels-based stakeholders to Hong Kong education chief

Hong Kong’s education chief Eddie Ng visited Brussels on 19-20 May to obtain updates of the Europe... (+more)

NUFFIC: Internalisation at home

At the request of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, in early May, Nuffic has pub... (+more)

European Policy

U-Multirank: lacking data, defying uniformity

After six years and a EUR 2 million investment, the long-awaited EU-funded ranking tool U-Multirank ... (+more)

Eurydice report: Modernisation of Higher Education

“Modernisation of Higher Education in Europe: Access, Retention and Employability” is the newly ... (+more)

Public consultation on the future of Europe 2020

As announced earlier this year, the Commission launched on 5 May 2014 a public consultation on the f... (+more)

e-Skills for Jobs campaign: “Digital skills are the new literacy”

On 6 May the European Commission launched in Athens the “e-Skills for Jobs” campaign together wi... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Leiden ranking 2014 – improved methodology in favour of smaller universities

On 30 April the results of the Leiden Ranking 2014 were published, displaying an enlarged list of 75... (+more)

France: Adoption of the bill aimed at developing quality internships

Geneviève Fioraso, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research, welcomed this month’s ad... (+more)

AAUP Study: Changing Practices in Faculty Evaluation

What makes a good university professor? Is s/he a good teacher, researcher, colleague? Who is the ju... (+more)

Australia: deregulation for excellence?

Big shifts are on the way in Australian higher education. The announcements recently made by the gov... (+more)

QS University Rankings 2014: Asia and Latin America - displaying regional priorities

Earlier this month QS Ranking 2014 was published displaying the lists of top ranked universities in ... (+more)

UK: more university-business cooperation needed

Universities UK published this month a report on employer engagement with postgraduate students in t... (+more)

CréaMOOCs: a call for proposals to develop the National Digital Strategy in French Higher education institutions

Since 12 May 2014 a call for projects "CréaMOOCs" has been open and available here. ... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

CLOSING SOON: Call for proposals: EACEA 13/2014 – KA3 – Support for Policy Reform/National Authorities for Apprenticeships

The call to National Authorities for Apprenticeships is to encourage the development of high-quality... (+more)

Call for proposals: H2020-MSCA-IF-2014 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

The goal of Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experience... (+more)

Call for proposals: WIDESPREAD-2014-1 TEAMING

Teaming aims to address geographical disparities in the European research and innovation field by tr... (+more)

Call for proposals: H2020-GARRI-2014-1 Call for developing governance for the advancement of Responsible Research and Innovation

Current research and innovation system do not routinely take into account RRI requirements. Systemic... (+more)

Call for proposals: H2020-SEAC-2014-1 – Making science education and careers attractive for young people: Responsible Research and Innovation in Higher Education Curricula

This topic will raise the importance and uptake of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Euro... (+more)

Call for proposals: H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2014 - COFUND - Co-funding of Regional, National and International programmes

The COFUND scheme aims at stimulating regional, national or international programmes to foster excel... (+more)


NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition

Johnson, L., Adams Becker, S., Estrada, V., Freeman, A. (2014). NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Educ... (+more)

The Theory Question in Education and the Education Question in Theory

Biesta, Gert; Allan, Julie & Edwards, Richard (Eds.). Making a Difference in Theory: The Th... (+more)

Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education: Emerging perspectives on institutional transformation

Smith, Daryl G., (Ed.). Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education: Emerging perspectives on instit... (+more)

Culture, Transnational Education and Thinking. Case studies in global schooling

Casinander, Niranjan (Ed.). Culture, Transnational Education and Thinking. Case studies in global sc... (+more)

Digital Technology and the Contemporary University

Selwyn, Neil (Ed.) Digital Technology and the Contemporary University: Degrees of digitization. Lond... (+more)

Understanding Employer Engagement in Education: Theories and evidence

Mann, Anthony; Stanley, Julian & Archer, Louise (Eds.). Understanding Employer Engagement in Edu... (+more)

Learning Patterns in Higher Education: Dimensions and research perspectives

Gijbels, David; Donche, Vincent; Richardson, John T.E. & Vermunt, Jan D. (Eds.). Learning Patter... (+more)

MOOCs: striking the right balance between facilitation and self-determination

Beaven, Mary; Hauck, Mirjam; Comas-Quinn, Anna; Lewis, Tim and de los Arcos, Beatriz (2014). "M... (+more)

UNESCO: Higher Education in Asia: Expanding Out, Expanding Up

Chapman, David W. & Chien, Chiao-Ling (Eds.). Higher Education in Asia: Expanding Out, Expanding... (+more)

UNESCO: New education data for the year 2012

UNESCO Institute for Statistics: New education data for the year 2012 This dataset will be used a... (+more)


Upcoming ACA Events: 15-17 June 2014 ACA Annual Conference 2014: “Europe in the world. Higher ... (+more)