Edition 202 - February 2018

News from ACA

What’s new in Brussels? gives a look into ambitious future

ACA’s first European Policy Seminar (EPS) of 2018 took place on 9 Fe... (+more)

Save the date and fasten your seatbelts: next ACA-IKY seminar will take place in Athens on 27 April

The next ACA seminar will take place in Athens on 27 April and... (+more)

IMPALA Workshops: supporting institutional strategic development at South African universities

   From 20 to 24 February three workshops on internationalisa... (+more)

Karin Röding is the new Director General of the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR)

ACA’s Swedish member - the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) has a new Director General. ... (+more)

ACA member SAIA opens a new call for applications within the National Scholarship Programme (NSP)

The Slovak Academic Information Agency (SAIA) has released a new call for applications within the Na... (+more)

European Policy

Reshuffles and new appointments in some key Directorates General of the European Commission

In February there have been new appointments in the European Commission, most of which are women. Fo... (+more)

Erasmus+ midterm evaluation marks momentum in the debate on the future of education

The much-awaited mid-term evaluation of the Erasmus+ programme was published by the European Commiss... (+logon/subscribe for more)

National Education and the Global Context

Free higher education – a reality for a bigger number of Chilean students

On 24 January, the Chilean Congress approved two laws – the Higher Education Reform Law and the Hi... (+more)

DAAD releases study on integration of refugees at German higher education institutions

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), together with the German Centre for Higher Education Re... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Research and funding of higher education get a prominent place in Iceland’s new governmental treaty

After turbulent times in Icelandic politics, a new government aims to establish a new tone by bridgi... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Sweden's proposal for a national strategy for internationalisation in higher education institutions

In March 2017 the Swedish Government established an inquiry on increased internationalisation o... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Theresa May launches review of UK tertiary education

On 19 February, UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced a major review of the tertiary system of the... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Science for refugees

The Science4Refugees initiative is directed towards researchers/scientists with refugee background, ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

EAC/A05/2017 Erasmus+ Programme

Total budget: EUR 2 490,9 million  Education and Training: EUR 2 253,2 millionYouth: EUR 188,2... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: EAC/S36/2017 - Framework Partnership Agreement with a European policy network on teachers and school leaders

The call aims to support a Europe-wide network of relevant organisations to promote co-ope... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: EAC/S37/2017 - Framework Partnership Agreement with a European policy network in the field of key competences

The call aims to support an EU-wide network of relevant organisations to promote co-operation and th... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposal: EACEA/28/2017 – Key Action 3: Support for policy reform — Initiatives for Policy Innovation

European policy experimentations under ‘Erasmus+ Key Action 3 (Support for policy reform) — Init... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: MSCA-RISE-2018 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (closing soon)

The RISE scheme promotes international and cross-sector collaboration through exchanging research an... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Publications

EU framework programmes for research and innovation – Evolution and key data from FP1 to Horizon 2020 in view of FP9

V. Reillon, EPRS (European Parliamentary Research Service), 38 pages, September 2017, ISBN: 978-92-8... (+more)

Higher Education in Germany—Recent Developments in an International Perspective

O. Hüther, G. Krücken, Higher Education in Germany—Recent Developments in an International Persp... (+more)

Global Perspectives on Teaching Excellence - A new era for higher education

C. Broughan, G. Steventon, L. Clouder, Global Perspectives on Teaching Excellence - A new era for hi... (+more)

External Higher Education Quality Assurance in China

L. Shuiyun, External Higher Education Quality Assurance in China, Routledge 2018, 120 pages, ISBN: 9... (+more)

Colleges at the Crossroads - Taking Sides on Contested Issues

J. L. DeVitis and P. A. Sasso, Colleges at the Crossroads - Taking Sides on Contested Issues, Peter ... (+more)

Conferences

ACA events 9 February 2018EPS1 – What’s new in Brussels?Brussels, BelgiumMore information ... (+more)