Edition 164 - December 2014

In focus

HEInnovate: Not about scoring but engaging

Entrepreneurship is not such a popular concept in academia for the commercial connotation i... (+more)

News from ACA

2015: What’s new in Brussels?

As every year, ACA will start its 2015 series of events with the habitual What’s new in Brussels? ... (+more)

Publication of new ACA study on English-Taught Programmes in Europe

Starting from the beginning of January, the new ACA study mapping English-taught Program (ETPs) in E... (+more)

New ACA Project: Joint study on ‘University quality indicators: A critical assessment’

In November 2014, ACA and its German member DAAD kicked off a joint study entitled University qualit... (+more)

Mastermind Europe: ACA embarking on a new adventure

ACA is happy to announced that it started to work on the Mastermind Europe project, a three-year amb... (+more)

CRUS becomes swissuniversities

As from 1st January 2015 the Rectors' Conference of Swiss Universities (CRUS), founded in 1904, will... (+more)

Nuffic and European Platform to merge

International connectedness is becoming increasingly common, and increasingly important. For this re... (+more)

Journal of International Mobility: Call for contributions

The Journal of International Mobility is the transdisciplinary scientific review of the French Natio... (+more)

News from IIE: a) 1st Virtual Study Abroad Fair; b) 1st IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad c) IIE Blog

a) 1st Virtual Study Abroad Fair: Opportunities to Exhibit and Present Participate in the ... (+more)

Goodbye 2014, welcome 2015!

Another year has gone and as a final exercise we have looked back at what ACA has offered during 201... (+more)

European Policy

EU Council: Last updates of the year

With the approaching of the end of the year, time has come to sum up where we stand with Education p... (+more)

European Commission reallocates money from Horizon2020 to the new European Fund for Strategic Investment

On 26 November, the European Commission announced a EUR 315 billion Investment Plan to combat the ef... (+more)

How much are EU Member States spending in Education?

Investment in education is a priority area within the context of the EU's growth strategy for the cu... (+more)

The impact of European ‘excellence' funding schemes on universities

Funding schemes that have as their main objective the fostering of excellence in the university sect... (+more)

Declaration on Doctoral Training in Europe

Five European Rectors‘ Conferences from Germany, France, Poland, Switzerland and the UK jointly pu... (+more)

European Parliament welcomes back the Youth Intergroup

On 11 December, the European Parliament validated the establishment of 28 Intergroups that are going... (+more)

Erasmus Mundus Graduate Impact Survey 2013-2014

Every year since 2009 the Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association (EMA) publishes the results... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

US: Is academic freedom threatened by China's influence on American Universities?

US Parliament has recently drawn its attention on the academic overseas ties with countries like Chi... (+more)

New Leader for the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education

This month the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE) has announced that, as from 1st Jan... (+more)

Canada launches First Research Excellence Fund

A significant investment of CAD 1.5 billion (EUR 1.03 billion) would fund Canadian universities to e... (+more)

Finland: What do we know about the economic impact of international higher education students?

In 2013, almost 20 000 foreign degree students studied in Finnish higher education institutions, alm... (+more)

France: First study on the economic contribution of foreign students

For the first time, France disposes of specific data on the economic impact of foreign students stud... (+more)

France: restored university budget

On 12 December - in occasion of the dinner with university rectors - French President François Holl... (+more)

Austria increases university budget

Earlier this month Austrian Vice Chancellor and Minister of Science Reinhold Mitterlehner together r... (+more)

Germany increases outbound and inbound mobility

More and more German young people go abroad during their school or study time. According to the Germ... (+more)

Make a call and ‘Make it in Germany’

The new telephone hotline Working and living in Germany offers multilingual advisory service on matt... (+more)

Norway backs down from introducing tuition fees for third country students

The Norwegian government has backed down from a proposal to introduce tuition fees for students from... (+more)

Times Higher Education Awards 2014

The tenth annual Times Higher Education Awards, held in association with Santander Universities, ann... (+more)

UK announces graduate students’ loans package

Among the measures announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne during his annual Aut... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

CLOSING SOON: 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)

CLOSING SOON: 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)

CLOSING SOON: 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 for proposals covers the following actions of the Erasm... (+more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-TWINN-2015 – Twinning

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

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)

Call for Proposals: H2020-YOUNG-SOCIETY-2015 - The Young Generation in an Innovative, Inclusive and Sustainable Europe

This Call includes two different topics:  YOUNG-3-2015: Lifelong learning for young adults: be... (+more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-REFLECTIVE-SOCIETY-2015 - Communication and dissemination platform: REFLECTIVE-8-2015

The scope of the supporting action of the Call is to foster dialogue and cooperation amongst researc... (+more)

OPENING SOON: Call for Proposals: H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

RISE involves organisations from the academic and non-academic sectors (in particular SMEs), based i... (+more)


Internationalising students in the home country

Adinda van Gaalen, Sjoerd Roodenburg, Hendrik Jan Hobbes, Daan Huberts, Renate Gielesen, Studenten I... (+more)

The value of Transnational Education to the UK

Robin Mellors-Bourne et al., The value of Transnational Education to the UK, BIS RESEARCH PAPER NUMB... (+more)

Directions of Travel: Transnational pathways into English higher education

Higher Education Funding Council for England, Directions of Travel: Transnational pathways into Engl... (+more)

Global Innovation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Transgressing Boundaries

Prudence C. Layne, Peter Lake, Global Innovation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Trans... (+more)

University Governance in (Post-)Conflict Southern Sudan 2005–2011: The Nexus of Islamism, New Public Management and Neopatrimonialism

Babyesiza, Akiiki, University Governance in (Post-)Conflict Southern Sudan 2005-2011. The Nexus of I... (+more)

Higher Education Reforms in Romania Between the Bologna Process and National Challenges

A. Curaj, L. Deca, E. Egron-Polak, J. Salmi, Higher Education Reforms in Romania Between the Bologna... (+more)

Transformative Perspectives and Processes in Higher Education

Amber Dailey-Hebert, Kay S. Dennis, Transformative Perspectives and Processes in Higher Education, V... (+more)

Teaching Reflective Learning in Higher Education: A Systematic Approach Using Pedagogic Patterns

Mary Elizabeth Ryan, Teaching Reflective Learning in Higher Education: A Systematic Approach Using P... (+more)

Crossing Borders - Obstacles and incentives to researcher mobility

NordForsk, Crossing Borders - Obstacles and incentives to researcher mobility, NordForsk Policy Pape... (+more)


2015 Conferences and Events

ACA events: 3 February 2015 What’s new in Brussels? Recent developments in European Policies... (+more)