Edition 219 - July 2019

News from ACA

More than 120 participants at GREET-Academic Refuge joint event in Brussels

On 13-14 June ACA and UNICA hosted a joint event on behalf of the two projects they are part of, r... (+more)

Study in Europe webinar and fair in Ethiopia (16 November 2019) – registrations closing soon!

The next Study in Europe Fair organised under the Study in Europe initiative – supported by the Eu... (+more)

DAAD: new leadership elected

On 18 June, the General Assembly of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) elected the organisa... (+more)

TPF: Internationalisation quality assessment in full swing

In the first six months of 2019, the Tempus Public Foundation (TPF) and ACA completed assessments of... (+more)

DAAD: Impressive 2018 record and many new initiatives launched

At a press conference in Berlin on 4 June, Germany’s ACA member DAAD presented its annual report f... (+more)

ACA’s Czech member DZS organised the 3rd EAIE in-house training in Prague

On 10 and 11 June 2019, ACA’s Czech member, the Centre for International Cooperation in Education ... (+more)

ACA’s member ETS Global announces changes to TOEFL iBT® Test

ACA’s associate member ETS Global has announced changes in TOEFL iBT® Test. From 1 August 2019 on... (+more)

DAAD continues its support for refugees’ access to higher education

On the occasion of World Refugee Day 2019, the German Federal Foreign Office (FFO), the German Acade... (+more)

European Policy

First 17 European Universities selected for funding

The selection results of the 1st pilot call under the European Universities initiative were ann... (+more)

Time to celebrate: 30th anniversary of Jean Monnet Activities and 20th anniversary of the Bologna Declaration

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Jean Monnet activities, launched in 1989 by the European... (+more)

Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union

On 1 July 2019, Finland will take over the rotating EU Council Presidency from Romania, for the next... (+more)

Renewing the Magna Charta Universitatum

A document of lasting importance for European higher education was adopted in Bologna in September 1... (+more)

European Council Summit (20-21 June 2019)

On 20-21 June, EU leaders met in Brussels for the European Council Summit. Various key topics were o... (+more)

OECD Indicators of Talent Attractiveness

OECD has developed a set of indicators to measure the attractiveness of OECD countries in attracting... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Rankings update

The month of June saw the release of two university rankings – the 6th edition of the U-Multirank ... (+more)

Finland: new government gives hope to higher education and research

As of April 2019, Finland has a new government, composed of 19 ministers: 7 from the Social Democrat... (+more)

Slovakia signs agreement with China on recognition of previous education

On 4 June 2019, the Education Minister of Slovakia approved an agreement with China on mutual recogn... (+more)

Oxford University received the biggest single donation ever given to a UK HEI

Oxford University received, earlier this month, the biggest single donation ever given to a UK highe... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU


Total budget: EUR 2 733,4 million Education and Training: EUR 2 503,4 millionYouth: ... (+more)


The ERC Proof of Concept Grants aim to maximise the value of the excellent research that the ERC ... (+more)

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

The goal of the Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experi... (+more)

H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2019 - Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes

The COFUND scheme aims to stimulate regional, national or international programmes to foster excel... (+more)


Archimedes Foundation - Learning and Teaching of International Students in Estonian Higher Education Institutions

ACA’s Estonian member, the Archimedes Foundation Education Agency, was involved in a recently rele... (+more)

White Paper – Bologna Digital 2020

Rampelt, F., Orr, D. & Knoth, A. (2019) Bologna Digital 2020 – White Paper on Digitalisation i... (+more)

CULT Committee Activity Report 2014 – 2019

This report accounts for the activity of the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Educat... (+more)

The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) Report 2019

The European Commission has recently released the new Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) repor... (+more)

Higher Education for Third Country National and Refugee Integration in Southern Europe

This study report was authored by the European University Association (EUA), under the TandEM projec... (+more)


ACA events

17 - 18 October 2019ACA-CMEPIUS conferenceThe engaged university. Linking the global and the localBl... (+more)


3 - 5 July 20195th European University Foundation (EUF) Open SpaceProject incubator for EU funding i... (+more)