Edition 179 - March 2016

In focus

ACA's message in the aftermath - Brussels attacks

ACA is heart-broken by the recent incidents in our home base Brussels. Heartfelt condolences go to t... (+more)

News from ACA

Last, but by no means least – Indian Network of European Higher Education Experts (EHEEs)

The month of March brought the launch of the last in a series of five networks of European Higher Ed... (+more)

Open Education survey published: Practices, Beliefs, and Strategies in Five European Countries

At the end of 2015, ACA shared the preliminary results of the study on Open Education (OE) conducted... (+more)

Ep-Nuffic, updates manual for higher education on fair recognition for foreign studies

The second edition of the European Area of Recognition manual for Higher Education Institutions (EAR... (+more)

ACA members - DAAD & IIE publish new book

Global Perspectives on Strategic International Partnerships: A Guide to Building Sustainable Academi... (+more)

European Policy

New EU rules, new outlooks for foreign students and researchers

The European Council has adopted, on 10 March 2016, its position at first reading on a draft directi... (+more)

Social dimension in the EHEA- new resources for policy makers & practitioners

The project Peer Learning for the Social Dimension (PL4SD) funded by the Lifelong Learning program, ... (+more)

Backup for Horizon 2020, EC launches EU research and policy support website

The European Commission launches the new Research and Innovation Observatory (ROI), which will serve... (+more)

The Netherlands EU Presidency conference: The Future of Higher Education

ET 2020 Working Groups commence activities, Brussels

The new Education and Training 2020 Working Groups, assembled for the first time on 22-23 Febru... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Nordic-Russia cooperation: continuous commitments on research and education

The Nordic-Russian co-operation program in higher education and research lives on, with the Nordic C... (+more)

New QA system for Swedish higher education

The Riksdagen’s (Swedish parliament) approval for a new quality assurance system in higher educati... (+more)

Finland – actions for improving educational and employment opportunities of immigrants

In Finland, a Steering Group appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture has been exploring f... (+more)

India - Repositioning for world class education and excellence

During his budget speech 29 February, the Indian Finance minister among a number of measures announc... (+more)

A Scottish blueprint for equitable access to higher education

Scottish government publishes on March 14, its final report ‘A Blueprint for Fairness’ issued by... (+more)

South Africa - Amendments to university autonomy, towards transformation?

Developments on Higher Education Amendment Bill (HEAB), on which public hearings have been concluded... (+more)

England’s academic workforce an increasingly global stage

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), presents valuable research and latest deve... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for proposals: EACEA/34/2015 Erasmus+ Key action 3: Support for policy reform – Initiatives for policy innovation: European policy experimentations

The general objective of this call for proposals is to promote the improvement of the effectiveness ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: EAC/A04/201 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: 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)

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: APPEAR 6th call – OeaD, ADC

APPEAR is a programme of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) with the aim to implement its st... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: EACEA/07/2016 – Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme

Under the Africa component of the Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Scheme (2010-2013), the EU decided to ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Opening soon: Call for proposals: H2020-MSCA-IF-2016 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

The goal of Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experience... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Opening soon: H2020-SwafS-2016-17 - Participatory research and innovation via Science Shops

The Science Shop model of participatory research and innovation has been successful in bringing stud... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Opening soon: Call for proposals: H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2016- COFUND - Co-funding of Regional, National and International programmes

The COFUND scheme aims to stimulate regional, national or international programmes to foster excelle... (+logon/subscribe for more)


Education, Mobilities and Migration

Madeleine Arnot, Claudia Schneider, Oakleigh Welply. Education, Mobilities and Migration: Peopl... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The Global Academic Rankings Game

Changing Institutional Policy, Practice, and Academic Life (+logon/subscribe for more)

Study on the attractiveness of German universities for international researchers

Wegner, A. GATE-Germany/DAAD, Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK), Internationale Nachwuchswissens... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The Transnational Politics of Higher Education

Contesting the Global/Transforming the Local (+logon/subscribe for more)

How are higher education institutions dealing with openness?

A Survey of Practices, Beliefs, and Strategies in Five European Countries (+logon/subscribe for more)

Higher education for democratic innovation

Council of Europe Higher Education Series No. 21 (+logon/subscribe for more)

Report- German government on the ‘Germany-stipend’ programme, results of the evaluation and supplementary research

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Bericht der Bundesregierung zum Deutschlandstipendium ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Transforming the Measurement of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Bain, Alan, and Nicholas Drengenberg. Transforming the measurement of learning and teaching in highe... (+logon/subscribe for more)


ACA events 12 May 2016ACA’s 50th European Policy Seminar: "Master’s programs in Europe –... (+logon/subscribe for more)