Edition 58 - February 2006

News from ACA

Next European Policy seminar in May: EU-Asia cooperation

As part of ACA's series of "European Policy Seminars", the tenth seminar will be held on 5... (+more)

Registration for ACA Conference 2006 now open

Registrations are now open for ACA's 2006 conference: Destination Europe? Players, goals and strateg... (+more)

“What’s new in Brussels” seminar appreciated by participants

The first in the ACA European Policy Seminars of 2006 took place in Brussels on the 24 February. The... (+more)

European Policy

Universities and schools will be the breeding ground for next generation of entrepreneurs

The European Commission has announced a set of recommendations aimed to enhance the role of edu... (+more)

European Year of Workers' Mobility launched

The "European Year of Workers’ Mobility" was officially inaugurated on 20... (+more)

Commissioner for Education visits the USA

European Commissioner for Education, Jan Figel, visited the USA from 6 to 8 February where he held d... (+more)

Higher Education not excluded from "watered down" services directive

The controversial directive that would open the EU services sector up to cross-border competiti... (+more)

New boost for European cooperation on quality assurance in higher education

The Council of Ministers, on January 30, adopted without debate a recommendation on the recognition ... (+more)

No movement on budget despite serious calls for rethink

Since the decision by the European Parliament in January to reject the budget compromise, agreed by ... (+more)

Commission reveals plans for European Institute of Technology

The European Commission has just released a communication outlining the key elements of the pro... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

New Minister for Education in Australia

Julie Bishop was officially sworn in as the new Minister for Education, Science and Training&nb... (+more)

Austria and Wallonia: quotas for EU students

Both Austria and the Walloon part of Belgium  announced this month a restriction of access... (+more)

Austria creates its own ‘elite university’ in Gugging

The creation of "world-class universities" is all the craze these days. Germany is impleme... (+more)

ETS responds to criticism over TOEFL iBT

The Educational Testing Service (ETS) who runs the TOEFL 'Test of English as a Foreign Language', ha... (+more)

Proposed fee-system in Sweden for students from countries outside the EEA

A committee of inquiry appointed by the Swedish government has researched setting up a fee system fo... (+more)

New rankings released by Webometrics Ranking of World Universities

Webometrics has just released their 2006 University Rankings. Webometrics is a world ranking of... (+more)

212% increase in patent applications from China since 2000

According to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) the number of international patent ... (+more)

German higher education in flux

After a long period of slow or no change, developments in German higher education are gaining in spe... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

General activities of observation and analysis - 2006 - Priority themes

The Commission has launched this call for proposals as part of the SOCRATES acti... (+more)

"2007 Report on Higher Education Reforms"

The call for tender is to analyse progress made in reform in higher education and to then produce a ... (+more)

Erasmus Mundus: Call for proposals relating to the academic year 2007/2008 (Actions 1,2 and 3) and to 2006 (Action 4)

The DG for Education and Culture has released a call for proposals relating to the Erasmus Mund... (+more)

Call for Proposal - Higher Education Reform (Lisbon Strategy and Bologna Process)

The Commission is inviting proposals for projects on higher education reform. Projects selected unde... (+more)


New report on adult literacy levels

A First Look at the Literacy of America’s Adults in the 21st Century National Centre for Educatio... (+more)

Education Policy Institute releases two new publications

1. A world of difference: A global survey of university league tables Alex Usher and Massimo Savino,... (+more)

Effective strategic management of internationalisation

EAIE Occasional Paper - Effective strategic management of internationalisationMinna Söderqvist and ... (+more)

European Commission publishes Grundtvig Compendium for 2005 projects

Compendium 2005, Grundtvig 2 - Learning Partnerships, Project Descriptions European Commission,... (+more)

IAU releases preliminary-findings report on internationalisation

IAU 2005 Internationalization Survey, Preliminary Findings Report International University Associati... (+more)

The importance of education in social reconstruction

The Importance of Education in Social ReconstructionPavel Zgaga, Centre for Educational Policy Studi... (+more)

Employment and competitiveness: The key role of education

Employment and Competitiveness: The Key Role of Education Daniel Gros, Centre for European... (+more)

1976-2006: Thirty years of European cooperation in education

The history of European cooperation in education and trainingEuropean Commission, February 2006.This... (+more)


Upcoming Conferences March - November 2006

2 - 3 March 2006"Strengthening Higher Education and Research in South East Europe: Priorities f... (+more)