Edition 176 - December 2015

News from ACA

The international refugee crisis. What role for European higher education? More action, more coordination

On 10 December ACA dedicated its last seminar in 2015 to the pressing issue spreading across countri... (+more)

Swiss interim solution for Erasmus+ 2016

In February 2014, negotiations on Swiss participation in the European education programme ‘Erasmus... (+more)

IIE: 2016 Edition of Funding for United States Study

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has published the 2016 edition of its annual print di... (+more)

OpenSurvey

In the period February-June 2015 ACA conducted a survey on Open Education commissioned by the Europe... (+more)

ACA on a roll: A look back, a look ahead

With another year almost over, it is time for a brief overview of what is behind and what is ah... (+more)

European Policy

European Commission: Study on Dropout and Completion in Higher Education in Europe

A new comparative study titled Dropout and Completion in Higher Education in Europe, produced jointl... (+more)

Have your say on a renewed Modernisation Agenda for Higher Education in the EU

The European Commission is currently reviewing the Modernisation Agenda for Higher Education in the ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

A year on, European Funding Guide is a success

European Funding Guide, an EU-backed portal compiling funding opportunities, has now been helping st... (+logon/subscribe for more)

National Education and the Global Context

United Kingdom: High international students’ satisfaction - cause for celebration?

New research released on 9 December by the UK Higher Education International Unit revealed that inte... (+more)

New QS ranking: Whose graduates are the most employable?

On 26 November, QS Quacquarelli Symonds released the inaugural edition of its QS Graduate Employabil... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Netherlands: Universities claim victory on Open Access front

The Dutch research community has been at the forefront of the Open Access movement for years and thi... (+logon/subscribe for more)

New Minister of Science and Higher Education in Poland

On November 16, Jaroslaw Gowin, a conservative politician, took office as the new Polish Minister of... (+logon/subscribe for more)

USA: This century unlikely to see graduation gap close

Although more than two-thirds of all US four-year public colleges and universities increased their g... (+logon/subscribe for more)

British Council study: The shape of cohorts to come

While the United Kingdom and the United States will remain the biggest players in international... (+logon/subscribe for more)

United Kingdom: The past decade in higher education

On 3 December, the Universities UK, the representative organisation for the UK’s universities, rel... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Germany: Student enrolment hits another record high

The German higher education sector is enjoying another year of strong growth, with the number of stu... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

CLOSING SOON Call for proposals: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks

The Innovative Training Networks (ITN) aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial an... (+logon/subscribe for more)

CLOSING SOON Call for proposals: H2020-SWAFS-2016-17 Science with and for Society. Sub-call: SwafS-25-2016 Celebrating European Science

The aim of Science with and for Society is to build effective cooperation between science and societ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: ERC-2016-COG ERC Consolidator Grant

ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stag... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: EAC/A04/2015 Erasmus+ for Jean Monnet Actions

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

Call for proposals: EAC/A04/2015 Erasmus+ for education and training

Concerning education and training, this Call covers the following actions of the Erasmus+ Programme:... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: ERC-PoC-2016 ERC Proof of Concept Grant

Frontier research often generates unexpected or new opportunities for commercial or societal applica... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange

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

Publications

Global and Local Internationalization

Elspeth Jones, Robert Coelen, Jos Beelen  and Hans de Wit (Eds.). Global and Local Internationa... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Mergers in Higher Education: The Experience from Northern Europe

Rómulo Pinheiro, Lars Geschwind, Timo Aarrevaara (Eds.).  Mergers in Higher Education: The Exp... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Assessing Study Abroad: Theory, Tools and Practice

Victor Savicki and Elizabeth Brewer. Assessing Study Abroad: Theory, Tools and Practice. Stylus Publ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area

Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG). 2015. IS... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The Structure of the European Education Systems 2015/16: Schematic Diagrams

European Commission, EACEA (Erudyice). The Structure of the European Education Systems 2015/16: Sche... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Widening Higher Education Participation: A global perspective

Mahsood Shah, Anna Bennet and Erica Southgate. Widening Higher Education Participation: A global per... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The Working Classes and Higher Education: Inequality of Access, Opportunity and Outcome

Amy E. Stich and Carrie Freie. The Working Classes and Higher Education: Inequality of Access, Oppor... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Conferences

ACA events 4 February 2016ACA’s 49th European Policy Seminar: What's New in Brussels? Recent... (+logon/subscribe for more)