Edition 163 - November 2014

In focus

Did all barriers fall with the fall of the wall?

Reflections on academic international mobility in the Former Yugoslavia and today (+more)

News from ACA

New Project: ACA and China’s STTC join hands to map EU-China researcher mobility

ACA and China’s Science and Technology Talent Center (STTC) have jointly embarked on a new project... (+more)

OpenSurvey: Survey on Open Education in European Higher Education Institutions

The Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) is happy to announce the start of a new endeavour – the... (+more)

Call for Papers: Global Perspectives on Strategic International Partnerships

The Institute of International Education (IIE) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invit... (+more)

IIE’s Generation Study Abroad Initiative announces 142 new partners

Eight months after the official launch of Generation Study Abroad, the Institute of International Ed... (+more)

European Policy

Is the EU to cut Education and Research funding?

The level of EU education and research funding for the next year is depending on the ongoing politic... (+more)

EU Education and Training Monitor 2014

The European Commission is monitoring the evolution of education and training systems across the EU ... (+more)

E-learning in European Higher Education Institutions

The emergence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) was initially seen as a revolutionary challenge... (+more)

What is the impact of rankings for European universities?

Nowadays, rankings are increasingly popular to measure universities’ performance. While many insti... (+more)

Erasmus+: New partners’ search tool for Knowledge and Sector Skills Alliances

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission (EACEA) launched ... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Finland: Proposed tuition fees for non-EU students

The Finnish Government has made a proposal, prepared by the Ministry of Education, for introducing t... (+more)

OECD: Research & Development trends

Over the last decade, the OECD countries’ share in global Research and Development (R&D) spend... (+more)

Open Doors 2014

The 2014 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange by the Institute of International E... (+more)

US-China extended student visa

Starting from 12 November 2014, new student visas will start to be issued in accordance with the new... (+more)

China-Australia: Free Trade Agreement strengthens academic ties

Under the new China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), signed in Canberra on 17 November, Austral... (+more)

First Arab University Rankings

On 4 November, during the World Innovation Summit for Education in Qatar, US News & World Report... (+more)

Germany: New funding package for universities and research

Future funding for universities in Germany has been an important topic of discussion during the last... (+more)

UK: what has been the impact of the 2012 reforms?

As from 2012-13, UK Labour Government’s reforms introduced new fee levels– with a dramatic incre... (+more)

The 8th i-graduate Agent Barometer

Each year, education agents – appointed recruiters and mediators between education institutions an... (+more)

Denmark: New compromise with university rectors on student intake cuts

A compromise agreement on reducing the student intake to Danish universities was signed in early Nov... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

CLOSING SOON: Call for Proposals: ERC-2014-SUPPORT-1 – Coordination and Support Action to identify and implement novel ways to highlight the work funded by ERC and Research out a wider public

Through this Call for proposals, the ERC wishes to support an ambitious series of communication acti... (+more)

CLOSING SOON: Call for Proposals: EACEA/31/2014 – Key Action 3 Support for policy reform Civil Society Cooperation in the field of Education and Training and Youth 2015

The objective of the present Call is to provide structural support, referred to as operating grant, ... (+more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015 - Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN)

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions support researchers at all stages of their careers, irrespective... (+more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-INFRASUPP-2015-1 Support to innovation, human resources, policy and international cooperation

The changing methods of (digital) science and research require that researchers, professors and stud... (+more)

Call for Proposals: EAC/45/2014 - Study on comparability of language testing in Europe

The main objective of the study to be undertaken will be to critically assess the comparability of e... (+more)

Call for Proposals: ERC-2015-STG - ERC Starting Grant

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

Call for Proposals: EAC/A04/2014 Erasmus+ for Jean Monnet Actions

The Jean Monnet Activities aim at promoting excellence in teaching and research in the field of Euro... (+more)

Call for Proposals: EAC/A04/2014 Erasmus+ for education and training

Concerning education and training, this Call covers the following actions of the Erasmus+ Progr... (+more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-TWINN-2015 – Twinning

Twinning aims at significantly strengthening a defined field of research in a particular knowledge i... (+more)

OPENING SOON: Call for Proposals: H2020-INT-SOCIETY-2015 - Europe as a Global Actor

The Call asks for a research that will analyse and compare in depth EU and EU Member States’ bi- a... (+more)

Publications

The Changing Governance of Higher Education and Research

Dorothea Jansen, Insa Pruisken, The Changing Governance of Higher Education and Research, Vol. 43 of... (+more)

English for Academic Purposes in Neoliberal Universities: A Critical Grounded Theory

Gregory Hadley, English for Academic Purposes in Neoliberal Universities: A Critical Grounded Theory... (+more)

The Changing Academic Profession in Japan

Akira Arimoto, William K. Cummings, Futao Huang, Jung Cheol Shin (Eds.), The Changing Academic Profe... (+more)

Mapping International Joint and Dual Degrees: U.S. Program Profiles and Perspectives

American Council on Education, Mapping International Joint and Dual Degrees: U.S. Program Profiles a... (+more)

Study pathways of international students in Australia

Australian Government - Department of Education, Study pathways of international students in Au... (+more)

International Journal of STEM Education

Yeping Li, International Journal of STEM Education, Springer Open Journal, 2014.  The fir... (+more)

Academic Work and Careers in Europe: Trends, Challenges, Perspectives

Tatiana Fumasoli, Gaële Goastellec, Barbara M Kehm (Eds.), Academic Work and Careers in Europe: Tre... (+more)

Sustainable Learning in Higher Education

Marta Peris-Ortiz, José M. Merigó Lindahl (Eds.), Sustainable Learning in Higher Education from th... (+more)

A Manual for Internal Quality Assurance in Higher Education – with a special focus on professional higher education

Lucien Bollaert, A Manual for Internal Quality Assurance in Higher Education – with a special focu... (+more)

Univercities: the knowledge to power UK metros

City Growth Commission, Univercities: the knowledge to power UK metros, RSA, London, 2014. Pages: 17... (+more)

Conferences

ACA events: 4 December 2014 44th ACA European Policy Seminar: English-medium instruction in Eu... (+more)