Edition 167 - March 2015

News from ACA

Brussels beckons: Registrations open for ACA’s Annual Conference 2015

Registrations have already opened for the ACA Annual Conference 2015, to be held in Brussels from ... (+more)

“Get ‘em early!” Practical advice on engaging alumni defines ACA’s 46th Policy Seminar

Over seventy participants from Europe and beyond attended our 46th ACA European Policy Seminar, on... (+more)

IMPULSE: OeAD starts call for higher education cooperations

The Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD-GmbH) has launched... (+more)

DAAD News: Additional scholarships for Syrian students in Germany and Jordan

Germany and the DAAD are upscaling their efforts to support young Syrian refugees wishing to pursue ... (+more)

New Edition of IIENetworker: Supporting Higher education During Crisis and Recovery

The spring 2015 IIENetworker magazine, "Supporting Higher Education During Crisis and Recover... (+more)

New IIE/AIFS book looks at Asia's rise as a global power in higher education

Asia: The Next Higher Education Superpower? critically examines recent trends driving higher ed... (+more)

European Policy

Long-awaited EUROSTUDENT V report released

EUROSTUDENT is a comprehensive comparative analysis of the study conditions and socio-economic chara... (+more)

Funding for Horizon 2020 on the line

University sectors from five European countries have expressed grave concerns over proposed cuts to ... (+more)

With a little help from my fellow EU member states: Support to develop R&I systems

The European Commission launched a new Policy Support Facility (PSF) designed to help EU member stat... (+more)

The EIB approves extra funds for research and the knowledge economy

The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) meeting on 12 March approved more than ... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

France: A call for European education to prevent radicalisation

French Minister of Education, Higher Education and Research Najat Vallaud-Belkacem organised a Europ... (+more)

A new director for the Center for International Higher Education

Hans de Wit, a leading authority on higher education internationalisation, has been appointed dire... (+more)

Bright prospects for research and innovation in Ukraine

Ukraine has earned the status of “associated country” to Horizon 2020, meaning it can now full... (+more)

African Higher Education Summit: 50% higher education enrolment rates by 2063?

“Revitalising higher education for Africa’s future”: Such was the theme of the African Higher ... (+more)

Rebels with a cause: Occupation of the University of Amsterdam continues

What began as a temporary occupation of the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) humanities faculty is ... (+more)

Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2015

Academics around the world were asked, for the fifth year in a row, to nominate up to 10 of the best... (+more)

UK: Counterintuitively, lowering tuition fees might not help the working class

UK Labour leader Ed Miliband promised to substantially reduce university tuition fees if his party i... (+more)

Myanmar: Government’s broken promises unleash student protests

Burmese police forces violently cracked down on a group of marching protesters in the town of Letpad... (+more)

US: Student Aid Bill of Rights not as game-changing as it sounds

President Obama’s latest initiative to improve student lending was presented as part of a larger p... (+more)

Australia: Third time’s the charm? Probably not, Mr. Pyne

For the second time in four months, the Senate blocked major reforms to the Australian higher educat... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

CLOSING 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)

Call for Proposals: EAC/01/2015 - Implementing and disseminating the European Tertiary Education Register

The ETER project is a key deliverable of the European higher education modernisation agenda. The dat... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-INT-INCO-2015 – Europe as a Global Actor

This Call includes two different topics: INT-01-2015: Enhancing and focusing research and innovatio... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-TWINN-2015 – Twinning

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

Call for Proposals: H2020-INT-SOCIETY-2015 - The cultural, scientific and social dimension of EU-LAC relations

Research under this topic should critically examine past and present cultural, scientific, intellect... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: ERC-2015-AdG – ERC Advanced Grants

Advanced Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at whi... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-MSCA-IF-2015 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF-GF)

Proposals for Global Fellowships involve a single host organisation (future beneficiary) established... (+logon/subscribe for more)


Internationalizing Higher Education: Critical Collaborations across the Curriculum

Rhiannon D. Williams & Amy Lee. Internationalizing Higher Education: Critical Collaborations acr... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The internationalisation of higher education: It’s time to invest

Nicolas Charles & Quentin Delpech. Investir dans l'internationalisation de l'enseignement supér... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Higher Education Transformations for Global Competitiveness: Policy Responses, Social Consequences and Impact on the Academic Profession in Asia

Ka Ho Mok. Higher Education Transformations for Global Competitiveness: Policy Responses, Social Con... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Factors influencing international students’ choice to study in Turkey and challenges they experience in Turkey

Murat Özoğlu, Bekir S. Gür & İpek Coşkun. Factors influencing international students’ cho... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Revisiting the Notion of Hong Kong as a Regional Education Hub

William Yat Wai Lo. Revisiting the Notion of Hong Kong as a Regional Education Hub. Higher Education... (+logon/subscribe for more)

In the Shadow of Celebrity? World-Class University Policies and Public Value in Higher Education

Leon Cremonini, Don F Westerheijden, Paul Benneworth & Hugh Dauncey. In the Shadow of Celebrity?... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Internationalisation and culture in higher education

Jacky Lumby & Nick Foskett. Internationalisation and culture in higher education. Educational Ma... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The End of College

Kevin Carrey. The End of College. Riverhead Books, New York, March 2015. ISBN: 978-15-9463-205-1. Pa... (+logon/subscribe for more)


ACA events: 14-16 June 2015Internationalisation: From strategy to implementationBrussels, Belg... (+logon/subscribe for more)