Edition 165 - January 2015

In focus

Commemorating the attacks in France

As part of featuring January’s most relevant events, it is impossible to ignore the murders of 1... (+more)

News from ACA

ACA presents its 2015 programme

This freshly started 2015 looks already promising with the many events planned by ACA. By wishing ag... (+more)

ACA Study on English-Taught-Programmes now available online

ACA is proud to announce that our latest study on English-Taught Programmes (ETPs) is now available ... (+more)

Reorganisation of the DAAD

In line with its 2020 strategy set-up in 2013, the DAAD has restructured its internal organisation. ... (+more)

APPEAR: Programme prolonged until December 2020

The OeAD-GmbH has successfully participated in a Europe wide tender process and will continue to be ... (+more)

FAIR: A Focus on Institutional Automatic Recognition

A new project coordinated by EP Nuffic - on request of the Dutch Ministry of Higher Education - will... (+more)

Internationalization ambitions of Polish universities

In 2005 there were no more than 8 000 international students in Poland. Presently, after a decade, t... (+more)

swissuniversities: a joint university-political body

The Federal Act on the Funding and Coordination of the Higher Education Sector (Higher Education Fun... (+more)

European Policy

New Presidency, same priorities

For the first time since the country’s accession to the EU in 2004, on 1st January 2015 Latvia t... (+more)

Navracsics presents 2015 Commission Work Programme

For the first time since the Commissioner’s hearings, Tibor Navracsics was present at the mee... (+more)

Towards a pan-EU pension fund

Step by step, the European Commission is trying to establish a single pan-European pension arrangeme... (+more)

Will 2015 have an EU Chief Scientific Adviser?

In spite of various announcements stating the intention to nominate a new EU Chief Scientific Advise... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

A new page for American higher education?

  “Tonight we turn the page”, said Barack Obama during his annual speech on the State of t... (+more)

U.S.: Draft framework for new Federal ratings

After 18 months of discussion, in late December the US Department of Education issued a draft framew... (+more)

Global Employability University Ranking 2015

In accordance to the ranking boom, combined with an increasing interest for graduates’ employabili... (+more)

Germany: end of the cooperation ban

The right to fund is normally one of the easiest to get. Not so in German higher education. Since a ... (+more)

Spain: A slow higher education reform

On 15 January the supreme consultative body of the Spanish Government - the Council of State (Consej... (+more)

UK: a battle for international students’ visa

A tough battle for the visa of international students has taken place in the UK between the end of 2... (+more)

Making Peru more English-speaking

This month, UK Higher Education International Unit and the Peruvian Ministry of Education signed an ... (+more)

Stockholm University to close Confucius Institute

After ten years of existence, the Confucius Institute at the Stockholm University will be phased out... (+more)

French government and academic community commemorate the January attacks

After the attacks that hit France at the beginning of this month, French Minister of National Educat... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

CLOSING SOON: 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)

CLOSING SOON: Call for Proposals: EACEA 33/2014 - Key Action 3: Support for policy reform - Initiatives for policy innovation European Forward Looking Cooperation Projects in the fields of Education and Training, and Youth

Forward-Looking Cooperation Projects are co-operation projects proposed and managed by a partnership... (+more)

CLOSING SOON: 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)

CLOSING SOON: 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-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)

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-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)

Call for Proposal: H2020-INT-SOCIETY-2015 - European cultural and science diplomacy: exploiting the potential of culture and science in the EU’s external relations

Research should analyse and compare in depth EU and EU Member States’ bi- and multilateral cultura... (+more)


Education Policy Outlook 2015: Making Reforms Happen

OECD, Education Policy Outlook 2015: Making Reforms Happen, OECD Publishing, 2015. ISBN (print): 978... (+more)

English-Medium Instruction: Modelling the Role of the Native Speaker in a Lingua Franca Context

Susanne Gundermann, English-medium instruction: modelling the role of the native speaker in a lingua... (+more)

Asia: The Next Higher Education Superpower?

Rajika Bhandari and Alessia Lefébure, Asia: The Next Higher Education Superpower?, Global Education... (+more)

Locus of Authority: The Evolution of Faculty Roles in the Governance of Higher Education

William G. Bowen & Eugene M. Tobin, Locus of Authority: The Evolution of Faculty Roles in the Go... (+more)

The Relevance of Academic Work in Comparative Perspective

William K. Cummings and Ulrich Teichler, The Relevance of Academic Work in Comparative Perspective, ... (+more)

Higher Education Studies in a Global Environment

Barbara M. Kehm und Ulrich Teichler, Higher Education Studies in a Global Environment, Vol. 2, INCHE... (+more)

Latin American Economic Outlook 2015: Education, Skills and Innovation for Development

OECD, Latin American Economic Outlook 2015: Education, Skills and Innovation for Development, OECD, ... (+more)

Employability of Professional Bachelors from an International Perspective

Renze Kolster and Don F. Westerheijden, Employability of professional bachelors from an internationa... (+more)

Global Trends for Support Structures in Community University Research Partnerships

Crystal Tremblay, Budd Hall and Rajesh Tandon, Global Trends for Support Structures in Community Uni... (+more)

Higher Education Entrance Qualifications and Exams in Europe

European Parliament, Higher education entrance qualifications and exams in Europe, European Union, 2... (+more)

Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy

Helen F. Ladd and Margaret E. Goertz, Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy, Routledg... (+more)

Understanding the Human Capital Benefits of a Government-Funded International Scholarship Program: An Exploration of Kazakhstan's Bolashak Program

Laura W. Pernaa, Kata Orosza, Zakir Jumakulov, Understanding the human capital benefits of a governm... (+more)

Profile Data for International Interaction at German Universities

Friedhelm Maiworm, Profile data for international interaction at German universities (original langu... (+more)

The Chances of Digital Higher Education

Birgit Michels et al., The Chances of Digital Higher Education (original language: Die International... (+more)


Conferences and events

ACA events: 3 February 2015 45th ACA European Policy Seminar: "What’s new in Brussels? ... (+more)